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this is deja vu news live from berlin and ukraine's limbers up for the final round of its presidential election and both candidates give blood samples to prove they're so brian the head of the vote on sunday it's all part of a unique election pitting a professional comedian against the current president. also coming up rioting in northern ireland believes one woman dead twenty one years after the signing of the good friday peace deal police say it is terrorists and launching a murder investigation plus no collusion but
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a catalogue of attempts to obstruct justice the u.s. government publishes robert miller's much into his appointed investigation into russian election meddling. i've sara kelly walk into the program ukraine's presidential candidates go head to head tonight in a debate that will be televised nationally from the country's biggest soccer stadium it is the last big event ahead of sunday's runoff election between t.v. comedian voloder mare's alecky and incumbent president petro poroshenko now for schenkel has been holding a rally with supporters in the capital kiev opinion polls show him trailing badly making tonight's debate his last chance to boost his chances did that week's nick connelly sent us this report from kiev. a sitting president rolling up his
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sleeves to give blood for drugs test live on t.v. not something most ukrainian voters ever expected to see but they did because of this man comedian and actor quality misled president pershing because challenger has turned ukraine's politics on its head in a matter of months when selenski demanded drug and alcohol tests go had little choice but to agree after picking up just half as many votes as alinsky in the first round. had to play catch up with his younger rival. here lympics stadium capacity seventy thousand and the place was immense he says he wants to debate with petro poroshenko no dusty t.v. studio facility who prefers to talk to his supporters direct through social media. feelings once again selenski throwing down the gauntlet and once again go left with
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no other option but to agree. astonished observers with a late night reply by video message that you want if it's the stadium you want then so be it i'll be waiting for you. when pershing could travel to paris to meet a man on a visit intended to underscore his diplomatic standing still and again picked him to the post meeting mccall and his advisors hours before pushing. all the tension in ukraine was focused on the mood music between the presidential candidates and their french toast down to the number of minutes spent at the elite palace. less than forty eight hours after his return from paris. was walking the turf of the stadium. his challenge to bring the stadium debate forward had simply been ignored with his poll ratings flying high he's apparently in no mood to compromise three weeks have now passed since the first round of voting but
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ukrainians are barely any wiser about what their presidential candidates plan to do three weeks debating the how and the when of a potential debate instead of discussing the issues of which there are more than enough in a country locked in standoff with russia with more than a million refugees and millions more leaving the country in search of work out critics argue that's no coincidence they say as a newcomer to politics he has little to win and much to lose debating the details of being president today ukrainians have one last chance to hear their next president whoever that will be set out his vision before they go to the polls that is if they. can finally agree on the terms of the debate so i highly anticipated debate and earlier i asked nick connelly what we can expect for so tonight will be the real test we've been waiting to separate for two weeks
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now and there's been lots of cheering furring about the detail less about the actual content and from what we understand now if they do appear at this debate they won't even be sharing a single stage they will be on separate stages at opposite ends of the football pitch so let's see how much detail we actually get and how much is actually turns into being more of a concert for the respect candidates respective sports has a relationship with moscow we know it has been a very big topic in this election who is moscow's preferred candidate on the of crimean side. you see in the first round we had a candidate who actually travel to moscow basically to show that he was supported by the russian leadership he met with the prime minister and with the head of russia's gas and awfully gas from and he came in fourth place so i think off the wall of this long conflict with russia being seen as moscow's friend doesn't pay off at the ballot box here in ukraine having said that the petro poroshenko has been the face of ukraine standing up to russia on the world stage he's really put
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straight himself as the commander in chief and someone who'd stand up to putin so in that sense has less baggage potentially he would be in a position to restart talks and to start a new page but for now it really seems like a consensus in ukraine that no one really wants to be seen as moscow's best friend . that was nick connelly a bit earlier now in northern ireland a twenty nine year old journalist was killed by gunfire during a riot in the suburb of the city of london derry the violence erupted after a large number of police searched a house in the area police identified the woman as leader of a key they say she was standing near a police vehicle when she was shot police are treating her murder as terrorism they suspect that a militant republican who called the new ira which also took credit for a large bomb that exploded outside of a courthouse in london derry in january now are the foster leader of northern ireland's democratic unionist party condemned the violence. of course violence
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criminality terrorism was always wrong and it's still wrong today and twenty one thousand we can damage whole heartedly we hope that everyone will work in london darien and be further afield with the place service to give them all the support that they need and can i command the officers last night who stood between the community and those who sought to do the community harm. there is a violence came on the eve of the twenty first anniversary of the signing of the good friday agreements that largely ended decades long conflict between catholic irish nationalists and protestants in northern ireland but memories of the troubles are slow to fade in london derry or derry which was the original name of the city. john donnelly is a former ira fighter from derry in his home is a small collection of treasures from the decades of warfare known as the troubles.
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for us the british soldiers belt back contains photos from a secret list of wanted ira members. present out of myself those are technically army. scale usually do. their informers. is an informer. he goes martin mcguinness was the former provisional ira leader but later sheehan feigns chief negotiator for the good friday agreement twenty one years ago. for over three decades he and the ira for british rule in northern ireland. john donnelly was a leading political force in derry northern ireland second largest city. he was instrumental in persuading ira operatives to lay down their arms. twenty one years on the conflict seems to have been settled but for many this is merely a superficial arrangement donnelly says poor areas of daring are still waiting for
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the peace dividend to kick in since a peace agreement opened up till now. there's been no tangible. there's often the people who put their finger on and say look. that that was. that's what's happened good for you to. be in see. in the rosemount community center before my ira fight is a social worker helping those worse off either way s. he and a colleague tom court also a former fighter share one of the hardest jobs. we use a room where their binders full of brutal stories. donnelly shows a particularly telling file. this take the sheet of it you have the date the client's name. what age group nature of threat expulsion
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beaten. in this case was a neutral expulsion from a civic. to punish so called anti social behavior radical elements impose a vigilante justice in the poor areas of derry. this is a holdover from earlier times when the ira policed neighborhoods. a tradition that radical irish nationalists are carrying on today. we hear. a mother and her son visit a community center they want to remain anonymous you hear what the boy is accused of stealing a car his threatened punishment is to be shot in the leg. donnelly is trying to mediate. here it will be good to be. talk to people here should the threat. because. because we needed it. we know you write
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a letter. a letter of apology will hopefully avert the looming threat. it's a typical day at the rosemount community center an indication that for some people in northern ireland peace has not yet returned twenty one years after the good friday agreement. a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world activists with the climate for a extinction rebellion have staged protests to london's heathrow airport organizers were hoping to shut the airport down but so far no major disruptions have been reported greenpeace staged a sit in in the offices of the bank so city generale in paris. huge crowds have gathered in the city's capital khartoum to pressure the governing military council to immediately cede power to civilians protesters responded to social media pills and joined a sit in outside of the defense ministry the demonstrations are the largest since
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the military ousted longtime president omar al bashir one week ago. and christians around the world have been marking the crucifixion of jesus almost. two thousand years ago thousands are in jerusalem to follow the road jesus took to his death for sessions and reenactments are also underway in many other places. u.s. president donald trump tried to influence the course of an investigation into russian interference in the twenty six thousand presidential election that is one of the conclusions of the mullah report that's been published and redacted form in the united states but the special counsel robert mueller stopped short of charging tromp so let's break down some of the key takeaways from this report miller found extensive links between trump's twenty sixteen election campaign and russian operatives who sought to influence the election but ultimately determined that there was insufficient evidence to support criminal charges are found that trump tried multiple times to obstruct the investigation into alleged russian meddling in
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the twenty six thousand election and trump's attempts to influence the investigation were largely unsuccessful but only because people surrounding him declined to carry out his orders miller said there was not enough evidence to prove the trump committed criminal obstruction and he would not recommend charging him but he said that he could not exonerate him either so donald trump says the report marks the end of what he calls a hoax but democrats say there are still questions that have to be investigated. game over that's what donald trump tweeted after the release in redacted form of the miller report he appears to think his worries are over arriving in florida for the easter break he was characteristically bullish. trump's advisor kellyanne conway said it was case closed cats were accepting
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apologies today too for anybody who feels the grace i'm in offering them there was no collusion and there certainly was no criminal conspiracy with any russians that report makes very clear that this white house and this president and none of us i got in their way but democrats say it's far from clear that the president didn't try to obstruct the course of justice. the idea that the report proves no obstruction is completely at odds with hundreds of pages in the report which document efforts by the president to undermine the investigation democrats are demanding that an an redirected version of the report is made available to congress allowing them to continue the investigation if the special counsel as he made clear had found evidence exonerating the president he would have said so he did not he left that issue to the congress of the united states and we will need to consider it for trump the miller report is finally behind him but the twenty twenty elections are looming and his political opponents are unlikely to be so
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accommodating. so as we heard there it could be up to the democrats in congress to take the next steps including essentially pursuing charges the special counsel felt unable to press him self or maybe even using the report's findings as the base the basis for a teacher and proceedings didn't use helen humphrey assesses how likely that could be. they're going to have to be pretty sure that they're going to have a good case for impeachment pietschmann should they want to push forward with proceedings on that front because if they try and they fail people in the rest of the country all going to either say that you know it was vindicated this was a witch hunt or that the democrats spent too much time caught up in the to ing and fro ing off the report when significant issues today and whether it's wages health care child care degree new deal environmental policy whatever it may be on the left which has voters concerned is not tackled in the run up to the twenty twenty
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alexion so really there's going to be some soul searching now i think in the democratic party with how they move forward now that they've got this report in their hands. for there in washington president emanuel mccrone is meeting unesco officials today to discuss ideas for rebuilding paris's fire damaged notre dame cathedral the un's cultural agency oversees global heritage issues at the cathedral workers have been removing paintings and other artworks for storage mccrone hopes rebuild the cathedral in time for the twenty twenty four olympic games which paris will host he has suggested that the reconstruction could include contemporary designs to replace the spire that was added to the cathedral in the nineteenth century a huge blaze destroyed the spire and the cathedral eight hundred year old roof on monday evening. a friend rebecca ritter's who is standing by with the latest from paris and rebecca i mean we've heard it they're already meeting with unesco today and he's really going full steam ahead now with this rebuild effort. he
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certainly is within twenty four hours of the fire he'd come out with the sort of very ambitious plan of having it rebuilt in five years now experts say that's unlikely to be possible they're looking at around more to ten to fifteen years but the sort of the fact that he wants to do it so fast could be saying that he really wants to make this part of his legacy he had been expected on monday night before the fire to give a speech trying to reunite a nation that has been divided and we've seen months of protests here in paris and he was going to address the issues concerning the protesters obviously that was that has been now delayed and he's trying to possibly use this event it's really a unifying unifying thing for the nation. and what about the investigation has there been any progress there. progress has been slow still because people have assessors have not been able to get access to not for
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them it is still very unsafe inside the building as you can probably see behind me there's some fire crews there and cranes they're trying to working to assess the damage and remove some of the heavier parts around the roof that they fear still could collapse so assess the senses have not been given full access they did do an initial assessment earlier in the week and they do believe that it was an accident that it was due to some electrical failure possibly because of the renovation works that were already taking place in the cathedral and what's going to happen now. because it's good friday were back there were of course services that were planned at notre dame right. absolutely it's a very busy weekend for the for the cathedral normally there are several series of events and ceremonies that happen here many of the events have been moved to church just up the road. piece but there will be one perception taking place near not
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tried dharm obviously not inside the cathedral and not even to the forecourt that had been mentioned as a possibility that's the way of the cross where worshippers emulate jesus carrying the cross to the mount. and that will take place in a few hours near the cathedral and i believe we've been told that worshipers will be allowed on to the island that much sits on but not anywhere near the actual cathedral back writers at notre dame cathedral thank you. and with the restoration of notre dame set to take a least five years it has been suggested that a temporary what it could be erected on the square in front of it to accommodate worshipers now this is not the first time that a historic gem has fallen victim to flame so let's see how it's possible for architectural masterpieces to rise again like phoenix's from the ashes. almost lost to monday's fire no two down cathedral still stands proudly over the
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river sand and with billionaires such as the owners of. toll and lucky outpouring and money to rebuild the cathedral is now guaranteed to survive but will the new note look just like the old one and how quickly can it be rebuilt france now faces those tough questions but not saddam is not the first culturally significant building to burn across the atlantic just last year brazil's national museum was destroyed along with its twenty million item collection unlike with not saddam just a quarter of a million euros have been raised just one percent of the estimated rebuilding costs . for a success story though france can look to germany's eighteenth century fallen kish to the church of our lady it was bombed by the allies in one nine hundred forty five. and after two days of fire the church finally collapsed. for almost five decades east german leaders left the
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rubble of dresden paroch masterpiece as a reminder of the horrors of war. painstakingly rebuilt beginning in the mid ninety's the new fallen kosha incorporates the ruins left from world war two and has received millions of visitors since its recants a creation in two thousand and five. when germany the mali a library environment part of the unesco world heritage site in two thousand and four its roof caught fire probably due to faulty wiring reconstruction was possible in just three years but the blaze took thousands of rare books with it. and in italy venice is famous laffin each a theater dating from the late eighteenth century burned to the ground in one nine
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hundred ninety six and took eight years to rebuild now back and as beautiful as ever nuffin each is social media team sent words of encouragement to not to dumb tweeting we burned but we rose from the ashes stronger than before five. to mozambique now and the country is continuing to struggle with devastation from cyclonic die especially in the port city of beirut ninety percent of buildings there were damaged many people have been displaced it's a similar story along the country's coast where nearly two million people are still in need of help our correspondent adam and crease traveled to a community of wild and said this this report. these fields where jackie's only source of income they were in fact her entire life she has always lived in farm tour with her family but this year everything changed.
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in metres of a ball under this corner used to look much better than the sign clone head and everything died a day later the floods came and wiped out everything we lost everything we grew rice over there it's all gone now too we've already used up all the rice from last year that we're waiting for this year's harvest all the corn and all the rice everything's gone. a month ago cycle only dies swept through destroying homes in the region many people are still sleeping out in the open or intense. most people here rely on food distributions just the wife but it's also the case that jackie and her family. this is the first international food aid to reach the local people here one month after the cyclon hit aid organizations have delivered badly needed rice beans and although little jackie is really. because
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of it we have women we suffered for so long and had nothing to eat day after day we just got by and the remains of whatever vegetables we could find. just today more than two thousand families came for rations most of the people here are farmers and they wait impatiently as the food is distributed. under water for quite some time so they are affected in some location even in the city of. almost so you can imagine the. kind of water on the crops and scrapes to expect this community to be fair for quite some time. more than are finding in this area. jackie has arrived back home or at least what is left of it her previous home was completely destroyed in the cycle with the help of her neighbors the sixty one year old managed to build
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a small hats everything that jackie could save is in here it is also where she and three family members sleep. nevertheless at least they finally have rise to cook the family has not eaten a proper meal for weeks now. of course i'm happy right now but then again not really because when the food here is gone i don't know where i'll get more and i don't know what will happen i don't have any money nothing to. rebuild my house with and then thin that if. there's a glimmer of hope in the jackie's field at least a neighbor gave her a few seeds and they're just now starting to sprout if everything goes to plan and she could be eating her own crops again in the bud six month time. quick reminder now the top stories that we've been following for you here on d.w.b. is the us house judiciary committee of the united states has issued
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a subpoena to obtain the full russia investigation report by special counsel robert muller thus far only the redacted version has been available to report concluded that there was insufficient evidence that the trunk campaign colluded with moscow. and ukraine is preparing for the final round of its presidential election on sunday both candidates gave blood samples to prove their sobriety and they're due to take part in a t.v. debate election pits a professional comedian against the current president. still coming up on a day to be viewed as a global outcry over the death of a bangladeshi teen who reported her teacher for sexual harassment she was reportedly burned alive at the tally aisha and china's l g p d q community fights online censorship and social stigma we will speak with a filmmaker who has experience both in his country.
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