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this is d.w. news coming to you live from berlin violence erupts in indonesia as protesters refuse to accept the outcome of the presidential election supporters of the unsuccessful candidates clashed with security forces in the capital jakarta several people are feared dead also coming up they're calling it a fight for their lives abortion rights activists staged rallies in cities across america protests u.s. states opposed to even tighter restrictions on terminations and fears grow of
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a showdown at the supreme court. plus those under threat in kenya they are magnificent animals but they're facing a challenge with with implications not just for their survival but also for the health of the bar. martin good to have you with us the governor of the indonesian capital jakarta says at least 6 people have been killed in clashes there that's between the police and all potence of newly reelected president joko widodo the violence broke out after the election commission confirmed widows' victory in last month's polls the main opposition candidate said he believed there had been widespread cheating more than 200 people reported injured and police say. they have made at least 20 arrests.
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of more let's go straight over to jakarta i'm joined by journalist ricardo paris solera last night understand mobs clashed with security forces there tell us how did that develop and what's the situation there now. well and the mom in the situation used to really use some how come out of no one really expected what happened in the night starting yesterday night and then it's in this morning because your doctor said that 6 people have died and around 200 were in your incident to host the thoughts. of the moment the military still being between the policemen and the protesters in the obama central market. where they were around a 1000 people their prime minister only one out of cocktails. and well the government has already said this equation might just collect although they hope to have it like today so 6 deaths have been reported you say this is quite serious
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there have even been reports of a plot to seize crucial government buildings in jakarta have you heard anything about. the soon coming you will follow the. news here that report is from police and they were due respect for these protesters to come to pass is. protesters from outside the copy. and regarding the huge amount of units on the field which is more than 30000 it's highly unlikely that these protesters can actually do something or speak i think you know. government building or. certainly disrupt the whole of it. and most of the people are just you know home and not why not the jobs already sent all the workers back to the rest of us so
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there's a massive police presence on the streets trying to prevent any further violence how much support does the defeated opposition candidates so beyond. well you want 44.5 percent of the vote in a country with a huge population this means almost 70000000 people voted for him but the key aspect here is that it's not his groups support him and how even the protest these groups are not proven i do think the influencing in politics and subside if i asked the governor elections and got that a couple of years ago no 2017 so. clearly he has these very nice no she grew. and influence of all that that could actually yep it could actually make an impact on what was going to go on the
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following days record to thank you very much for bringing us up to date that was journalist riccardo petter solera there in jakarta. now to the united states where supporters of abortion rights have held nationwide rallies to oppose new laws restricting access to the procedure they come as alabama passed a law essentially banning abortion and as other states also consider tighten tightening regulations religious conservatives hope the bands will provoke legal challenges that will ultimately lead to the supreme court overturning roe versus wade that's the 1973 decision that established a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy in the u.s. . the. songs of protest in new york. that i was i was i was that i. was the marches on the
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streets in montgomery alabama where the state legislature knocked it the most restrictive abortion law in the country just last week. on the protest in front of the supreme court in washington on the national day of action to stop the bans thousands rallied all over the country against recent rollbacks of abortion rights democratic lawmakers lined up to attack the republican party who's on to boston campaign is gathering steam that either of us. have. had the right in this country care. for ever heard. that. from this very texas. republican mark like you are waking up ward on route one man's fundamental right
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of the activists also rounded on the president trump has boosted the anti-abortion cause by appointing conservative judges to the supreme court's hands to federal courts so that our message to your president jacques. was was. because we had enough of you. c now you want bodies like your making decisions partisan about it. was the us is facing long and polarizing call room battles over the right to abortion. and it's another divisive issue as the country moves towards next year's presidential election. the united states has said the syrian government may still be using chemical weapons most recently in an alleged chlorine attack at the weekend government forces have been hauling parts of
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rebel held interleaved problems despite a cease fire being in place in the region the u.s. said washington and its allies would respond quote quickly and appropriately if it were proven that an alleged attack in northwest syria showed renewed use of chemical weapons. some of the other stories making news around the world today there are kind of been heavy clashes near the libyan capital tripoli between pro-government forces and fighters loyal to warlord top heavy artillery fire could be further from the city center making this the worst fighting since ramadan began in early may. vote counting is underway in malawi after that country's closely fought election president peter mubarak is battling to hold off 2 rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development. and a far right party has held a rally in a rural hungary and city exploiting renewed tensions with the local roma population
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several 100 people attended the rally by our homeland movement counter protesters meanwhile mark 10th anniversary a series of roma killing us. britain's prime minister theresa may is under renewed pressure with her latest bid to celebrate that withdrawal deal all but doomed it's been rejected both by the opposition as well as many within her own party despite me offering what she said were concessions to win support that included allowing lawmakers to vote on whether to hold a 2nd referendum on leaving the e.u. . i've also listened carefully to those who've been arguing for a 2nd referendum i've made my own view on this clear on many many times i do not believe this is a route that we should take because i think we should be implementing the result of the 1st referendum not asking the british people to vote in a 2nd one but i recognise the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the
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house on this important issue the government will therefore include in the withdrawal agreement still at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a 2nd referendum and this must take place before the withdraw agreements can be ratified. mr theresa may there speaking yesterday in london you're watching news still to come the planks of some of nature's most spectacular species including the canyon. and as we mark the international date for biological diversity today. down to our series on the german constitution or basic law which is 70 years old this month the constitution came into effect in may $949.00 after being drawn up under the supervision of the victorious allied powers its aim was to ensure that after the years of nazi dictatorship and destruction of the war the new germany would be built on solid democratic
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foundations 40 years later when west and east were reunited the constitution was adopted in the new reunify. all this week we're looking at how germany's constitution works in practice in this next report we focus on one of the most hotly debated issues in the country today what to do about rising rents especially here in the german capital berlin activists respect to harry has invoked the constitution in his fight to expropriate property owners he says are responsible for the city's housing crisis quoting article 14 of germany's basic law he notes that property entails obligations and should quote serve the public good. i. don't like the people who live in this city to be able to keep living here that
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ordinary people can find a home here. i city life is becoming impossible to sun rising rent prices are forcing people to leave bill in a ruse to harry his such stories every day he's fighting to make large property companies serve the public good and the constitution requires his main target is a firm called torture of onan which earns more than 100000 apartments. were demanding that the large property companies which are driving up rental prices in this city and they've been bullying tenants for years be socialized the apartments become public leone. insists it's constitutionally possible to expropriate entire apartment blocks when the owners deliberately allow buildings to fall into disrepair chase out the tenants and then carry out expensive renovations
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. property entails responsibility must also be used to serve the public good no one can claim these properties are being used to do that in fact the opposite is true. true space work with fellow campaigners now dominates his life his job running an online delivery firm has taken a backseat collecting signatures to try to trigger a referendum. but the major political parties say the city needs new apartments north expropriation of old ones and the property companies say the idea is name old an old fashioned socialism. and express appreciation is a very heavy weapon it's resulted in very many negative experiences throughout german history particularly in communist east germany and you could see there how things were after reunification with socialized housing in many instrument cities
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and. we've heard this before this communist east germany comparison but we're talking about the german constitution. his initiative is gathering pace in the city. signed a petition for a referendum to expire of all men on the others grew up in the course of $20000.00 signatures the fast step towards a referendum. the old respect talks with major german media everyone wants to meet him he stresses that what's driving him is a strong sense of justice he says he can't stand by when older people who have lived somewhere for 40 is forced to leave their homes. you can do without an apartment you can do without a car use a bike or take a train but everyone needs an apartment we have to enforce this social human right .
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well joining us now to talk about all this is fan johann she's standing for germany's opposition free democrats in the european parliamentary elections that are about to get under way thank you very much for being with us here in the news 1st off. this initiative that we saw in our report just there it invokes the german constitution. which of blige is the constitution article 14 obliging property owners to serve the public good and saying that they have certain obligations do you think the backers of the initiative it of this initiative have a point there. well i think we need to look at the underlying issue the issue is that more people want to live in the big cities and the housing market is not meeting that's a month there for the rent prices are rising this is a simple market procedure and in fact our constitution with article 44 sees that owning property must serve the public good as well but was the discussion of
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expropriation what public good is mathare nothing because for expropriation no new buildings will be felt no new living space will be created and therefore there is no public gets served through this discussion or the backers of this initiative they argue that the lack of affordable housing is a failure of public policy and market forces to operate properly in light of this critical shortage that you know we all acknowledge is here in berlin and hamburg other big cities in germany could one not think that extraordinary measures are required in fact politics is often a driver of the lack of fostering because of high taxes or buying taxes of owning property so the state is driving the costs of living there's a lack of surfaces made available for building and approvals to build take too much
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time so in fact it's politics that drives the lack of housing and that is what we need to address and this is where we need to work on because expropriating property is not solution to the underlying issues of lack of house thing and sad we must work on this issues to create more living space the expropriation defecate is getting a lot of attention and a fair amount of support it must be said does that worry you as representative of the free democrats which are pro-business pro free market is off. and pretty worrying that people think that a throwback to socialization is the solution to this issue and fact this is not giving any solution expropriation is not a solution white because a lot of compensation with taxpayers' money should be used to expropriate property and this is a lot of taxpayers' money used without creating an additional living space and
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therefore no solution for the issue itself it's just a way to force socialism and bring it back and so on thank you very much for talking with us i was spending a 100 candidate for germany's free democrats in the upcoming european parliamentary elections and. a shake up in german business now dita show will step down as c.e.o. of dime later on after 13 years in charge he joined the maker of mercedes cars way back in 1976 working his way up the ladder to become one of the most recognizable faces in german business during his time at the top he helped imo recover from the failed takeover of chrysler in the us and she'd record sales by peeling to a younger base will be replaced by as c.e.o. by swedish board member would kill any of those at today's annual shareholder meeting right here in berlin. and our reporter
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jenelle double on is standing by the doors there in berlin at that shareholders meeting waiting for it to get underway janetta stein was last annual meeting with datasets at the helm or people are sad to see him go. well it's actually just started the shareholders meeting terry but before it i was talking to some of the shareholders and the thing is he's been in power for a long time as such there is a lot to judge him on and i did talk to a couple of show shareholders who say they are sad to see him go but he did do a lot to modernize the brand has become a brand onto itself also on the other hand some of the others that i've talked to feel that especially towards the end of his tenure he had become quite slow to react to the burgeoning trends of the auto industry like the shift to like troll ability and to autonomous driving so they're glad to see this change in leadership on balance however he's thought to have performed very well during his tenure and
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the phrases and of an era and big shoes to fill have been tossed around here a lot. such as success or what's expected of the incoming c.e.o. at the time colin yes. well he's seen as kind of a bridge between 2 worlds so he's definitely very much homegrown talent you know is the company inside and out on the other hand he's expected to break the mold of traditional german auto exactly so he's not even german he swedish he's not an engineer the way all of the others have been he's more of a numbers man and that terry is definitely something that he's going to be needing as he steers the company away from a purely combustion engine by 2039 that's going to be a very expensive project and at a time of weakening sales that by and large add to at a time of the weakening of its largest market china amid an international trade conflict well let's just say yes his work cut out for him. thank you so much steve
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w. business reporter genelle do alone. and we'll have more on time on a possible strategy shift under the new leadership coming up in our big business segment right after this news bill. to football and manchester city and england forward sterling has called for harsher penalties on teams whose fans are found guilty of racist behavior sterling is coming off the back of the best season of his career but his performances were at times overshadowed by racist abuse now the 24 year old is leading the fight against racism in football. manchester city have dominated english football this season winning every domestic title but forward rakim sterling is hoping for another victory he's fronting a come pain which is proposed much tougher sanctions against teams whose fans hell racist abuse. made one of the 9 point deduction purely because if support for
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a team might or might seem to to get you know to the point football authorities often force teams to play a game behind closed doors as was the case with montenegro when fans abuse stilling and over black england players in march sterling thinks that's not enough he was also targeted by chelsea fans in december and believes coverage of his lifestyle in the british press has contributed to fueling racist sentiment towards him there's not enough of the black people asian people in these high places to have a say to you know for these journalists to when they write in these stories basic of a 2nd look because their boss could possibly total more for you know you need to change because if we look in this all way sterling was named premier league player of the year by journalist this season he hopes his message is finally getting through. now to kenya where hippopotamuses are facing a new threat not only are they being targeted by hunters they're also having to
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compete for food with other animals the result is that their is numbers are dwindling now a new study has revealed that any reduction in their numbers could spell disaster as hippos are vital for the health of rivers. the hungry hippos graze on the shores of kenya's lake ny fashion one of over 1500 hippos that make this lake its home but the grass here is increasingly in short supply. locals often bring back cattle down to the grasslands fringing the lake to feed the competition for food between wildlife and domestic animals is driven to the extreme by drought and climate change. it means that people are bringing the livestock into protected areas national parks and reserves and they're competing with the animals like peoples and these poor animals don't have any other source of food they literally will die of starvation if they hippos die the rivers and lakes could die
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with them hippos child through huge amounts of grass every night and this grass contains a precious element called silica floating in the water during the day that digestion kicks in they then excrete vast quantities of dung into the water the silica in the hippo dung is absolutely vital for the health of africa's waterways a new study has found it helps curb algae blooms that killed marine life. so to have healthy waterways we need healthy hippos but hippos don't gotta much sympathy with the locals just last year several people have died from hippo attacks have been in many many cases of people killed by hippos and this means people don't like to tolerate people they will often kill it's been in the press in kenya quite a lot. of local people calling the service to come and kill hippos because they feel like their lives are endangered. with that cattle and the hippos all
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competing for dwindling grasslands the biggest loser of this fight might be our environment. to the cannes film festival now or us film. maker quentin tarantino is premiering his newest offering once upon a time in hollywood cast as some actors you may have heard of brad pitt's limited comprehension mark. here together with turns you know on the red carpet it's a film that has created quite a buzz not least because it was finished just days before this evening's screening . finally this really could be out of a tear and you know the 3 people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries following a dramatic police chase near los angeles a stolen motor home side swiped
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a tree leaving you know badly damaged but then smashed into a car kept going yeah chase began when the driver fled a police jack and it ended when she crashed the vehicle into a 2nd car. parked car driver and her. tried to keep on fleeing but it didn't get far from this point. just reminder of the top story we're following for you here on the t.v. news today violence has erupted in indonesia as protesters refuse to accept the outcome of the presidential election several people are dead after supporters of the losing candidate clashed with security forces in the capital jakarta. the 1st don't forget you can always get t.w. news on the go just download our top pro google player from the apple store i'll give you access to all the latest news from around the world well as push
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i'm not laughing at the germans because sometimes i am but i said nothing with the . many things deep into the german culture of. newton seem to take this gram a day out belief because it's all about who they know i'm right joe join me to make a gem of a new gulf coast district on the other jews a sure way to hinder. but a long drawn out battle and even province election campaign crosstalk rose play difficulty underfed one in 6 people in this was. drawing me british targeted as we try to understand brain difficult. history of. our lives of their new spiritual. journey of me going to look at what's become of it and what will it look like tomorrow doubling gets ready for an in-depth look at the european elections. are the key issues for european
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voters and no move the european elections affect the rest of the. expert discussions comprehensive reports and voters to use. the european elections on may 26th g w. c. it's the end of an era dima its long time c.e.o. dieter zetsche of bids farewell today at the annual shareholder meeting. also on the show in search for revenue i pod a business model leadership of germany's 2nd largest bank has a new way of questions counts. and celebrity chef jamie oliver loses part of his business empire and hundreds of his employees stand to lose their jobs.


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