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why aren't people more concerned. shorts may thirty first w. this is d w news live from berlin spain socialists when the country's general election but they face some tough choices prime minister pedro sanchez his party falls short of jordie that means difficult coalition talks are at. the far right ball and to parliament for the first time in decades we will get the latest from madrid. a fresh voice for turkey international broadcasters including t.w.
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respond to the government's crackdown on independent media with the launch of a new you tube channel. plus. when i was a kid he was what i wanted to become i never said that the thing to be a loyal thing i was that i want to be doubly i want to be misled so i want to be in a position to change what is here that make me live. on the campaign trail with one of the few women running for office in india as man that's general election now at the midway mark. i'm serious oh my god that's good to have you with us spain's national election is now over but a period of political uncertainty is just beginning the socialist party has won the most votes but at just twenty nine percent they are well short of a parliamentary majority prime minister pedro sanchez must now form a coalition government across. that could take weeks if not months the election
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also saw far right party enter parliament for the first time in four decades with vox taking ten percent of the vote. the reality sinks in an election that leaves no party in power many in spain were relieved however that the far right had not done even better than it did at the polls. but i mean as big as hopeful for me i think it's a good result and sincerely i didn't expect it i thought the right wing was going to win so it's cool for me. but i mean by. then we think that the socialist victory is good and now there is hope that the bad guys don't win. the socialist party leader petro sanchez had explicitly pitched his party to voters as the best way to stop the far right. the spaniards have sent a very clear message to europe and to the world it is possible to win against reactionaries and authoritarianism with progressive proposals.
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but sanchez faces an uphill battle forming a ruling coalition the far right party vox may not have won but it still had a record night this election marks the first time a far right party has gained seats in the spanish parliament since the days of general franco. to. restore some of the c.b. oh this is only the beginning you know more so not a complete told you i aim was to reach out and that's exactly what we have done you know that you know novel is that if we have a voice in parliament we can now say loud and clear to the entire country that folks has come to stay in the mainstream conservative people's party suffered big losses it was their worst election to date a sign that the polarization that has affected politics across europe has come to spain possibly for a long time to come. let's bring in our course. on that lisa lewis is standing by
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for us in madrid hi lisa says we heard there the socialists are claiming victory with around twenty nine percent of the vote now they have to form a government so where do things go from here. well it's going to be bit complicated for them but they have several possibilities they could for example team up with the far left and you just put in most but then would have to bring in other smaller parties such as for example the catalan separatists of the basque separatist parties. come to get a majority in parliament another option would be to team up with the market liberals here that that last that's easier when it comes to the numbers because the two parties together would have a majority in parliament however when it comes to the ideology that might be a bit more complicated because during the campaign they were very much on opposite sides of the ideological spectrum so they would have to find a way to talk to each other and come to an agreement again the third possibility
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would be that the p.c. the socialist party would govern on its own as a minority government probably not the best option for them but they're not excluding that option either listen let's talk about another side of the political spectrum there was a breakthrough for the far right party vox party they're entering parliament for the first time since the one nine hundred eighty s. how will they influence politics in spain absolute. well it's been a political earthquake that they ensured polman for the first time as you said since the end of the dictatorship and it will have its impact they don't have that many seats a bit more than twenty and will not be able to block any major loss of about but they will certainly influence the political debate just like they have to in the companion which was at times very tense and very tough here in spain. what about the conservatives lee so we saw that they suffered their worst ever national result is that really another sign that the political center in spain is eroding.
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absolutely i mean the popular the people's party already moved quite far to the right during the election campaign they're trying to grab from the far right vox party and now obviously they will have to do some serious soul searching because you know see that and those the other the market liberal party they gained really quite got share of the vote for them and the people's party plummeted so now is the question will this trend continue will the people's party be able to stop the trend or will see that out and become the number one party on the right so certainly interesting times ahead here in spain our correspondent lisa lewis reporting from madrid thank you lisa. now to some other stories making headlines around the world the reuters news a news agency says officials in sri lanka are warning that islamist militants are planning more attacks in the wake of the easter bombings security has been tightened across the country with multiple arrests over the last week the
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government has also banned all face coverings that could conceal people's identities. afghan president ashraf ghani has opened a rare meeting of tribal elders and community leaders in couple county called the four day loya jirgah to forge support for peace talks with the taliban several prominent figures including former president hamid karzai have refuse. to attend what part of the stockholm international peace research institute says global military spending rose two point six percent last year to its highest level in three decades more than one third of that spending was by the united states its a military budget was greater than the next eight countries combined. the united nations is giving thirteen million dollars in emergency funds to mozambique that's people there are struggling in the aftermath of a second cycle in as many months the government now says the death toll from cycle kenneth house we each took thirty eight the storm slammed into northern mozambique
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on sunday causing massive flooding more torrential rainfall is expected in the days ahead kenneth comes just six weeks after a cyclonic died devastated the region around bera in the south of the country. after the storm the rain. torrential downpours are swelling rivers and washing away houses here in the north of muslim beak nature's fury has been unleashed and the danger is far from over six weeks ago cyclon it i stated the south of the country killing some six hundred people take on can it is predicted to cause twice as much rainfall as its predecessor already communities have been up ended by the storms destructive force but this time we saw this with the wind destroyed the farms and the palm trees the farms don't have anything we lost everything on the farms here in the village as you see three hundred houses have been destroyed to do this.
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i'm not going to build anything else because i had two houses in the shop everything is destroyed i don't have the means to rebuild i'll just try to rebuild one home and i probably can't even do that. it is the first time in recorded history that muslim baek has seen two cyclons in one season aid agencies that have been working frantically to deal with the fallout from it i now have even more work on their hands. sudanese protesters are hailing a breakthrough in talks with army leaders they have agreed to form a joint council to pave the way for civilian role sudan's veteran leader omar al bashir was ousted by the military earlier this month after mass protests one photographer has been capturing some of the images of the uprising to diffuse i.e. abraham and melanie cried the ball talked with him in the capital. for thirty two year old muhammad this is history in the making has been documented the sudanese
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uprising since it started in the summer today he's taking pictures of the incoming caravans joining the demonstrators in front of the army headquarters in the capital shutting. my pictures of the coming generations the suffering experienced by people in my photos should not be forgotten. when we took to the streets we were just calling for our rights we should not have been met but some of the violence we see in the pictures of the sort. of the heart of the protest area mohammad displays his photos for his fellow students. in many ways the ongoing fit and has become a microcosm of what the people here want their sudan to be walking around you can feel the pride they have not only in reclaiming public space but also their freedom gatherings like this would not have been possible under the old regime. a larger art movement has emerged from the uprising even this billboard has taken on new
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meaning protesters have hung clothing in honor of military personnel who disobeyed orders and refused to open fire at them and. the summit says his photography not only documents the revolution it is also a way to help the people who needed. to get out of this picture shows a man waving a flag as he is being loaded on to the back of a truck. i would be using human punching him. so that he put the flag down but the chance to sit on holding up the flag hard so. you know that there's a picture helped to get this man released because it spread so much so they were able to locate him and have him freed. you're right because for passers by muhammad's work reflects a turning point for sudan and its people. i feel love when i see the details of these pictures the sadness where. these pictures are an expression of the bravery
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the strength and the patriotism of people who have overcome thirty years of oppression under a corrupt regime to defend it to the display shows that sudan has a lot of artists and people with many talents. and mohamed realizes to deceive you found freedom is very fragile and there are a lot of work needs to be done for the spirit of decision to be made a political reality and we learned as a people that we can be united and we can be one hand in this transitional period we've the sudanese people have to accept each other. and. hama does not know what exactly the future holds for sudan but he is determined to bear witness to it with his camera. here watching did have you news still to come women struggling for a voice in indian politics we have the campaign trail with one of the few female candidates running in india's national election.
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but first teaming up with other major international broadcasters to launch a new source of independent information for people in turkey plus ninety starts today on you tube now the pictures that you're seeing here from the new channels content it is a joint venture of the b.b.c. and voice of america the channel was launched in response to the turkish government's growing restrictions on reporting and the jailing of independent journalists. let's bring in our reporter jared reed he is in istanbul where plus ninety has been launched hi jared tell us more about this channel and what's it what it's going to be like. well it's going to be telling the stories about various aspects of turkish society speak is that they might not get from their traditional media here and these are stories for example of how refugees various minority groups are fairing how we're gay and lesbians what's their life like here in turkey
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but posing also important economic questions like why is the building industry in such a crisis and what can be done about it but i guess the idea too is that plus ninety becomes a platform where people can debate the issues that are important to them and talk about what really matters to them and their friends and this is all on an independent platform and i guess this is where the expertise of these costs is comes in publicly funded broadcasters who have journalistic experience and who are pulling their resources together in a way that hasn't been done before and that's that's pretty exciting why it's important to build a channel especially for turkey. well as you mentioned there's been a lot of upheaval in turkey recently including crackdowns on free and independent
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press and that means there's been a demand particularly among young people for verified trusted information fact checking and this is the kind of gap that plus ninety is hoping to feel here and this is a question that i. use direct to general peter lindbergh a little bit of and it's also important because in the recent. tensions between countries on the political sought and it's always good if you can. trying to bring in an offer which has a lot of chlorella teeth in it and comes from public service media and so we hope to help a bit to get over this polarization in the in the country but at the end we just. surplus offer to bring in more information and more opinions into turkey. so jared who is tossed ninety intending to reach. well
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the target audience is people aged in their mid twenty's thirty's because under thirty five's make up around half of turkey's population and they're a group that increasingly feels like they're under represented in the media that the issues that matter to them aren't being told and the. demographic that is consuming their news online like a lot of under thirty five's they're online they're on social media and this is key because this channel is being hosted on you tube which is of course the world's biggest video sharing site and. the most important one used in turkey too and like i said appealing to a group of people who have a lot of questions who want to know more about their own country and the world around them and and basically curious young connected people are reporting there in istanbul thank you. to india now and the halfway point of the
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country's namath a thirty nine day general election the biggest the world has ever seen polling stations have opened and constituencies across nine states it's the fourth of seven voting days in the staggered parliamentary election that ends on may nineteenth and although women make up half of india's nine hundred million voters they are still massively underrepresented in politics in this election less than eight percent of candidates are women our correspondent sonia on the car went to meet one of them on the campaign trail in west bengal. it's early morning in whispering the our district politics here is a festive appear. it's dominated by the ruling a.n.c. alternate congress party. and the start of the show here is the party's. she quit a prestigious job as president of j.p. morgan in london in two thousand and eight. return to india and plunged into politics fulfilling a long. when i was
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a kid and you asked me what i wanted to become i never said that doctor engineer lawyer thing i was i want to be in the dark on the i want to be mismatch i want to be in a position to change policy and make millions more throws been doing that as an elected local for the last four years. she's now i have a seat in the national parliament there's little doubt about who's in charge here she's angry about a change in the route the former investment banker is a rest site indian politics still largely a boys' club she goes curious crowds mainly women in these parts but the forty two year old who's also a national spokesperson for her party dismisses any questions about agenda and politics. i think of myself as a politician i don't think. i think very little women's issues if you're fighting such basic grassroots politics that you've got a bad road it's a bad road that a woman walks on that it's a bad road but up
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a man walks on so i don't think that i can make a road that only women will walk on so i think most issues here are issues that are generic for everybody you know poverty infrastructure drinking water. through attributes hope political rise to hard work and passion it's part she believes is open to any woman willing to take. her own party to the t.m.c. is heavily promoting women candidates the push has come from the very top which when all is currently the only state in india that's led by a woman chief minister month. he's often described as the firebrand leader and is the book a prime minister of britain and in this election it's building women in the record forty one percent in the field of party it's interesting. it's the highest number in this election but that doesn't mask the fact that india has one of the world's lowest rates of female lawmakers in parliament at just eleven percent so i mean the
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experts the parties need to do much more to change that and also our political parties have set up separately and that's necessary but the question is how many of them are there and decision making provision in general. of the other. big issue is how to make the environment more suitable for women more comfortable for women to actually enjoy. this this is only now on their own accord. back on the campaign trail. mix a quick stop to meet voters she's treated like a rock star. but she has little time she plans to gobble hundreds of police stations in the next days. that means many more trolls like this one every handshake and an appeal for votes. to preachers of already soared to more than thirty five degrees but there's no way. it's going to get to d.c.
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any time soon. oh poor joe. we can now speak to meghna pant from mumbai she's a journalist and speaker and one of india's foremost writers she also curates a regular mumbai panel discussion on feminism feminism called feminist ronnie magna thank you very much for joining us on d w we heard there in a report indian politics is still very much a boys' club and if you look at the numbers less than eight percent of the people running in this election are women why is that. thanks for having me you know the question you bring up is so imperative. that in million women politics is considered almost as good because it groups on the representation of women and this is a whole subject of all. that i would call society where women are not always given a voice you know a lot of women do enter politics because of the cultural response abilities do not
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get the kind of confidence all the financial backing to enter the deuce and those who do manage to end of the feast deeply rooted in thoughts of mistake. politics is deeply antagonistic towards women in general so this has been reading since one thousand nine hundred seventy s. when you know. these photographs and a dollar bill paraded by the opposition as collateral damage all the atlanta home will call for female leaders. who saw me with that ball and go on in the halls of parliament so every day top female leaders such as. iran even today face huge of the six it's a mosque so yes politics is a brain that. diminishes women this is not a nation i mean clearly it's not very conducive to women at all or to enter politics to live in it even the wives and so there are deep rooted cultural barriers for saying what about the candidate we just looked at in our report. she
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is a u.s. educated woman she worked for j.p. morgan in london in new york and she really representative of women in indian politics. you know unfortunately you know i think we need more educated voices in a hunch you need more female voices in parliament but the fact remains that she is actually an exception and definitely not the rule so there's a statistic going to get it almost a stand off politicians have a clue. that means that impending clemente's is against them for crimes as to model and yet consider paul because it's not considered a negative trait to be a criminal in politics so that's what she's dealing with but from what i have seen it's all she's like she should be should stop she's standing up to all of the deep rooted in the salty and sexism oh we agree and i think we need more to say that and definitely more like that in the hunt and get make that she also says that gender
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has nothing to do with it she said quote i think there are very few women's issues do you think that's the right approach. i know that's where i would disagree with a strong leader that he may represent just representation is so in the indian politics that means that the decision making out of fifty percent of the population and that he is of the quality of his palm and progress then i've completely negated so i feel that actually women need to come to be at that moment collectively know that increase the band and have old women in parliament to have more women leaders actually have more room and board because it's facing such big gender issues but on the fact that this is we are not going to every thirteen minutes. if we will to domestic wind and sex three percent of women that's two hundred million women so if you do not have the representative these voices represented agenda where are you
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going to see progress very want to see equality in the country if we do not have female leaders so we need more female and we need to. really get to harvard magna punch joining us from mumbai a journalist and speaker and writer thank you so much for your insight today. thank you. football now and league leaders byron munich failed to take advantage of dark months last the shock on saturday byron could have taken a giant stride toward the title but instead they were held to a one one tie with nuremberg butt. herrera gave the home side a surprise now a win could have boosted nor birds outside survival hopes but a lackluster byron was able to level through search now every fifteen minutes for the end of the match the drama did not end there though nuremberg then missed the penalty in injury time fire now have a two point lead with three games left to play. it was a good weekend for of all spurred by a hammer hoffenheim for one away to keep their chances of qualifying for the europa
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league alive paulsberg took advantage of some bad goalkeeping by hoffenheim so all of a. striker ford said course here scored the first of his two goals of the day now are eighth in the table. in formula one mercedes driver valtteri bottas capitalized on his pole position to clinch first place at the azerbaijan grown prix in baku his teammate lewis hamilton came in second continuing the team's early season dominance ferrari races to boston fattal's finish third to round out the podium but haas is now first in the overall standings. and some tragic news from the world of football the czech republic international yossef sorrell has died after a bus crash sorrell and six other players from turkish top tier side four were returning home from an away match now the players went at a minibus while the rest of the squad returned with the team bus the driver is under investigation for allegedly falling asleep at the wheel died in the hospital
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he was twenty eight hears all. coming up on d w our show eco india we're looking at water as the basis of life we'll meet an environmentalist for storing india's lakes and ask if shellfish can surefire our seas that's in just a few minutes here on.
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the basis of why many bodies are polluted and groundwater reserves are endangered but now there's an innovative water purification project and making the comments. and see how an environmental activist is giving new life to dozens of lakes.
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