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only 26 g.w. . to. play play. play play. oh. this is t w news live from berlin the violence erupts in indonesia as protesters refuse to accept the outcome of the presidential election at least 6 people are killed after supporters of the losing candidate clashed with security forces in the capital to carter. also coming up to. a change of gear at german car maker dime learned c o d transaction is ballin out after 13 years at the how powerful the company fare without have. a new report shows that far right and in tightly you
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groups are using social media to spread fake news and this information on a vast scale this comes ahead of elections to the european parliament which start tomorrow. plus hippos under threat in kenya they are beautiful animals they are facing tough times but potentially devastating implications not just for their survival but also for the environment at large. place. it's good to have you with us. indonesia's president djoko we don't know has warned strong action will be taken against rioters in the capital jakarta he was speaking after demonstrators took to the streets to protest against the results of last month's presidential elections at least 6 people were killed in the clashes with security forces the violence erupted after authorities confirmed we daughters
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re-election supporters of the main opposition candidate allege the voting was rigged. or spills onto the streets of jakarta calm morning the violence showed no signs of abating protesters fought running battles with police throwing stones and setting fires as they continue to defy police orders to leave the downtown area. the demonstrations started peacefully on tuesday evening but they quickly turned violent election results showed president djoko we don't know had won a 2nd term with 55 percent of the vote supporters of we don't knows longtime rival the former general. tried to force their way into the offices of the election supervisor agency they hurled burning projectiles at police who responded with tear gas rubber bullets and water cannon. opposition supporters later moved on to other areas of the city setting fire to
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vehicles and a police dormitory police blame the violence on what they called provocateurs and said dozens of suspects have been arrested. the majority of protesters came from outside jakarta they came from west java banton and central java we also found evidence including an ambulance that was filled with stones and tools for attack. city life is disrupted many residents are trying to leave the election commission headquarters has barricaded closing parts of downtown to traffic and it's difficult for me to get to my office because i have to take route through back alleys it's safe but because there's commotion everywhere it makes us a bit doubtful about the defeated candidate so beyond who has refused to accept the election result and vowed to mobilize people power the government has deployed some 50000 police and troops across jakarta as it braces for more unrest
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i am for more on this let's bring in felix hi doc indonesia researcher at the german institute for international and security affairs thanks so much for joining us how did we come to this point where there are now clashes in the streets of jakarta well right after the election day warranty cry foul described the elections as richt and declared himself winner so and at the same time he also insinuated or even indirectly threatened with 3 protest were the electoral commission in jakarta to decide against him and forge of course all the door while this has happened yesterday and now we have riots that aren't spontaneous i would argue there rarely ever are in indonesia to put pressure on and for me the interesting question is why busy is it because of horse trading from probabl was point of view to basically write raise the price for his acquiescence or sensually or is the 2nd is that the real power struggle and this remains i would argue at
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this point with all these latest developments how widespread is the support now for the opposition well not even trouble was running mate supported him challenging the election result neither do any of the big major parties in the new just political establishment neither do the big muslim civil society organization so i would say in the establishment. support for this is if really really existent however how much of how big a part of the population actually carries the sentiment is a different matter so but this is hard to to to gauge at the present time but we'll see how events unfold in the coming days now we know that sabean till one of the opposition candidates was backed by some muslim parties including some hardline extremist possibly does this play a role here sure it definitely plays
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a role. in 2 ways a is there ever since the opposition managed to unseat. governor in 2017 who was a close confident an ally after corey for blasphemy and who he was also later incarcerated this basically gave momentum to a coalition of conservative muslims and islamist organizations to basically challenge presidency and probabl all joined basically does this camp always be fortunate aligned with the scam to unseat the president and in that context to to. give greater political social economic relevance to islam to a conservative interpretation of islam this is how islam plays a role in present day and then there's also if i may add one more sentence the historical dimension this is
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a cleavage between though between. traditionalists want to keep in the new just islam pluralistic and tolerant on the one hand and modernists quote unquote want to move into a more. purist off adox direction was this and this cleavage has been go or been existant indonesia since the 1950 s. actually you next had talked for us thank you so much for joining us in the studio . well it's the end of an era german automaker dai miller the firm behind mercedes cars its long time c.e.o. did had such a is stepping down today to make room for his successor all of us that's a lead time of more than a decade and became one of the most recognizable faces in german business and now it's time to hand over the reins. a grateful goodbye from shareholders after 13 years at the helm. we cannot and will not remain satisfied with the current level
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of profitability if i can assure you the dyna team is roaring even more motivation to work with full energy towards. the message will be welcome following years in which share prices have been rocky profits slumped in 28 after several good years. spent more than 4 decades at diamond head of the chrysler division he became effectually known in the u.s. dr z. even appeared in this 5 languages the french there's only one example that smalling for better performance and handling who was then credited with helping diamond to recover when the chrysler takeover fell apart in 2007 dima has achieved record sales in recent years after increasing the appeal of its cars to a younger market that she leaves on a high hanging over to swedish board member. us. alone is at the shareholders meeting jenelle how did you turn such as farewell go
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down with the people there are they sad to see him go or are they looking forward to this next era. well i've had the opportunity to speak to quite a few shareholders now and many of them did tell me they were sad to see him go they were sorry to see him go they did think that he did a very good job of modernizing the brand he became a brand odd himself now it has to be said however that 13 years is a very long time. and i did hear quite a few voices that said that especially towards the. and of his tenure that she had become quite slow and responding to the emerging trends of the auto industries like the shift to electro mobility as one thought of destroying and there is a hope that a change in leadership will bring about some fresh energy and speaking of this change in leadership what about such a successor is he expected to continue to such as work or is he going to bring about a shift in the company strategy. oh he's been groomed for this position
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for quite a while it's been known for about a year that he was going to take over the reins from such a as such he's widely expected to implement the strategies that were decided and such as time like like a big restructure like a shift away from purely traditional combustion engines by 2039 part of the novelty that that you'll he's expected to bring it has to do with his person so he's not a german engineer in the ground traditional mood of german auto bosses but he's he's from sweden he's more of out of numbers and many are hoping that this will help him in his new job it has to be said he's taking over dialer out a difficult time for the company i mean weakening sales and international trade uncertainty so he certainly has his work cut out for him and the expectations are very high. demand all for us at the diamond shareholders meeting thank you so much . and now to some of the other stories making news around the world austrian president aleksander founded by then has sworn in an interim minority government foreign ministers have joined chancellor sebastian kurtz's cabinet after far right
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minister has resigned in the wake of a video sting that raised allegations of corruption. the u.s. has said it suspects the syrian government has used chemical weapons again this time in an attack over the weekend in the northwest of the country the army is targeting the few remaining rebel held positions there although there were no further claims of a chemical attack washington threatened reprisals its allegation is verified. truth korea has labeled u.s. presidential hopeful joe biden quote a fool of low i.q. and imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being this after biden called north korean leader kim jong un a tyrant also said biden's candidacy was enough to make a cat laugh his. british prime minister theresa may is under renewed pressure to scrap a planned vote on her brags that plan both the opposition party as well as many
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within her own party have rejected the revised withdrawal deal that's despite me opening the door to a 2nd bragg's a referendum and a temporary customs union with the e.u. she urged lawmakers to grasp what she called a last chance there is an issue about customs there is a difference of opinion in this house on the future customs arrangement with the european union that's why it's important that this house actually comes to a decision on that issue is going 2nd referendum the 2nd reading of the withdrawal agreement bill will enable this house to come to a decision on that issue it would also enable the house to come to a decision on a 2nd referendum which i continue to believe would not be the right route for this country to go down we should deliver on the 1st referendum suggesting anything about a 2nd so let's now bring in. who's standing by in london be against driesum is 4th attempt to pass a budget plan looks all but dead on arrival something's gotta give what's it going
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to be. well as you have mentioned there has been already the speech by tourism a so we've had a lot of reaction already and from all sides from remain as you say that this is nothing new what she's offering and also the vote the 2nd referendum is conditional on on voting for her deal they reject then the conservative party your own party is really increasingly turning against her it's going so far as we've seen one website an influential website conservative home not an official party website but very well received within the conservative party they say don't vote for treason may in these elections tomorrow own party really tanning against her and it's going to look very dire for her in the european elections that's another problem for how that she's got to face but also it's really the mood that people want her out and
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increasingly her own party wants her to go very soon. and as you yourself mentioned while we're looking at life question time right now this is all happening on the eve of the european elections which britain is still unwillingly a part of how is this going to affect the british vote. at the moment we're seeing that nigel for august gregg's the party has really sad in the polls in the high 30 percent so really leading by fall and we expect that the big parties conservative and labor are going to take a big hit in the elections tomorrow and i've been to niger for arjun's rallies and i speaking to people most of them off former conservative voters but also some labor way since i've been speaking to you and he's very cleverly manage with a extremely good social media campaign but also with his own popularity with his charisma to tell the message around and now to make it seem like the only real
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break that is a great city where we're in that just leaves the european union without india which is what was many m.p.g. and the house of commons want to prevent and which makes the whole process so complicated but he's pushing his message that britain should leave without a deal and he's going to influence without the party the contest within the conservative party the leadership contest that we're going to see most likely over the summer. for us in london thank you so much. well some 400000000 voters across europe will decide what the next 5 years of the european parliament will look like before polls open a new report suggests that far right anti e.u. groups are using social media to spread fake news and dissent from ation on a vast scale the online activist group of oz compiled the study looking at social media platforms in 6th european countries identified over $500.00 facebook pages were groups that were spreading fake news hate speech and discrimination and
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a total of nearly 32000000 people were following these accounts and interacted with them several 1000000 times the researchers reported the relevant pages to facebook management and in response the social media giant removed just 77 of them among them were pages from this member of germany's far right party the politician had multiple accounts with variations on the name lala and used them to disseminate anti islamic content and attacks on radical feminism flagged up to almost 250 fake accounts in germany more than any other country had studied let's now bring in our brussels correspondent teri schultz who has been following fake news and online hate speech in europe terry fake news is already being widely monitored and reported on so what did this study tell us that we didn't already know. i think that the numbers as you've just gone through were actually very surprising the vast reach of these networks and they remained up and not taken down by the platforms by
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facebook which has has committed to remove this material as fast as it could find it so when you think that that these pages have been viewed half a 1000000000 times over just 3 months that 6000000 times a day you realize the application that this fake material can happen and how dangerous that is and in fact you know we've been watching for for some huge disruption in the electoral process maybe some huge dump of information but what have oz is saying is that these campaigns have been going quietly under the radar under the noses of users and that's even more dangerous here's kristoff shot from a vase who explains what we're seeing is systematic this information that's not one thing is popping up here another one there it is building that works of millions of followers of millions of people and then reaching out further and further and further and slowly but surely kind of deceiving people into believing the same lies and that's the danger of like disinformation is not one week one big fake news it's done it is over a very long term playing the long game and slowly but surely amassing more and more
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people who then build like their own bubble of reality so were researchers able to actually determine the impact that fake news is having in these 6 countries. they could determine the regions very hard to determine the impact at this point but what we do know is that since this material that was found by a vase almost all of these pages were spewing anti migrant messages anti-semitic messages sometimes even illegal hate speech that's obviously not going to have a good impact on society and on democracy just when these countries are gearing up to vote so yes it was considered quite a dangerous phenomenon to uncover just before elections it was cherish speaking to us earlier from brussels of the european union's police agencies says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang europol helped coordinate the raids involving hundreds of police and customs officers in
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spain britain poland and lithuania in spain they arrested the suspected lithuanian ringleader along with 20 others elsewhere the gang is believed to have earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug trafficking and money laundering police seized millions of euros in cash diamonds gold bars jewelry and luxury vehicles. meanwhile police in germany have conducted a raid against an iraqi crime gang hundreds of officers search locations in 11 cities and north rhine-westphalia in the west of the country the gang members are accused of illegal arms deals and human trafficking. a ts fund hine has been looking into germany's gang scene for some time now and we're going to bring him in mathias welcome what can you tell us more about this gang. well we came across is a very group couple of time ago when we were talking to an iraqi refugee here in germany this refugee is an outspoken assy is just very active on social media and
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he claimed because of his se ism to have being. targeted by this group and to have been threatened by this very group and those threats to us seem very very credible and apart from that i have to say that there's a lot of speculation about the group and not a lot of hard facts but one thing we do have and that is the videos that the groups themselves produced and posted online when they were still active on facebook and twitter and when we look at this video i think there are 2 things very striking and one is. you know there's this intimidating demeanor of those gang members very much in line with what you would expect from a biker gang but we see the use of religious symbols connected with shiite islam and if you look at those in seeking out that group uses this as
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a dolphin and this is a clear reference to the so-called mufti army of iraq he. radical career cleric booked. and also the number 313 in the group's name 313 this number is also a reference to shiite islam and this morning when we talk to an official in the interior ministry often also invest he also confirms that among other things. looking into crimes that are politically or religiously motivated. as quickly if you can this gang allegedly wasn't only operating in germany what else do we know about their activities. well they have been active swell to europe. people who estimates that the total membership was about $700.00 people and the most striking thing is i think it's a connection to shiite militias in iraq and that was why we were looking at them
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because we found it very boring that there would be an army of militants militant groups iraq to groups operating in germany and europe and threatening refugees and also people they don't like. hunt for us in bonn thank you so much in football manchester city and england for a game stirling have 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 so far but his performances were at times overshadowed by harassment and 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 ranking sterling is hoping for another victory he's fronting a come pain which is proposed much tougher sanctions against teams whose fans racist abuse or you know the main one was the 9 point deduction purely because if
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it from support for a team at all my team to to get you know to talk that point football authorities often force teams to play a game behind closed doors as was the case with montenegro when fans abuse sterling 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 you know for these journalists to when they're writing these stories basically of a 2nd look because their boss could possibly thought of more for you know you need to change because if you look in this story sterling was named premier league player of the year by journalist this season he hopes his message is finally getting through to kenya now where hippopotamuses are facing a new threat not only are hundreds targeting them they also have to compete with
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other animals for food as a result their numbers are dwindling and now a study has revealed that any reduction in their numbers could spell disaster for the vital health of the rivers in the region 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 that 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 their lifestyle into protected areas these national parks and reserves and they're competing with the animals like hippos 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 with them
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hippos chaum 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 gonna much sympathy with the locals just last year several people have died from hippo attacks have been and 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 in many many instances of local people calling the service to come and kill hippos because they feel like their lives are endangered. with farmers that cattle
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and the hippos all competing for dwindling grasslands the biggest loser of this fight might be our environment. and finally this could really have been out of a movie 3 people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries following a dramatic police chase near los angeles a stolen motor home side swiped a tree leaving the trade badly damaged and then smashed into a car and. kept going again when the driver fled a police check across and it ended when she crashed the vehicle into a 2nd car and a tree the driver and her dog tried to keep on fleeing they didn't get very far with the park we get on the other side. and a reminder of the top stories we're following for you violence has erupted in indonesia as protesters refuse to accept the outcome of the presidential election several people are feared dead after supporters of the losing candidate clashed with security forces in the capital jakarta. you're watching t.w.
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