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this is d.w. news live from berlin trumps racist taunts against 4 minority lawmakers rouse his republican base. his supporters say stand her back will trump's riffs on grace help them win another term in the white house. also coming up those rally calls are worrying undocumented migrants who have made their holdings in the u.s. they have a special report on one mother forced to make a difficult choice. plus
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a global public health emergency that's how the w.h.o. is describing and ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo and a new report says it may have been carried into neighboring rwanda. and in malaysia a young woman is rewriting the script in the world a pro wrestling this teenager is punching above her weight in the green but she's also hoping to send a message to muslims everywhere. i'm sumi so much going to thank you very much. what started as a racist tweet has become a rallying cry for supporters of donald trump at a campaign event in north carolina the u.s. president repeated his attacks on several democratic congresswoman some in the crowd started chanting send her back.
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now earlier this week trumpets we did that their representatives should go back to their countries despite them being u.s. citizens democrats condemned his racist comments but republicans have thrown their support behind the president here's part of a speech in which he goes after the 4 minority lawmakers. did i have a suggestion for the hate filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down they never ever do the good decision that's why i say hey if they don't like it a little believe little. they're always telling us how don't run and how to do this out of the you know what if they don't love it well and believe in god aren't some very inflammatory words there from the u.s. president let's put them into perspective with the cold when virt in america analyst at the german council on foreign relations here in berlin hi nicole thank
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you for joining us we heard those words there trump taunting these congressmen they're all a minority congresswoman they are all u.s. citizens as well we've heard inflammatory comments from the president in the past so how significant is this very significant because it sets the tone not only in the next few weeks but maybe for the future and also for the future election campaign so we should be very concerned because it will further. divide the u.s. society on the particular very heated issue of migration ok so this could set a really significant precedent is what you're saying absolutely it also this chant send her back it also reminds us of a chant from his earlier rallies especially in the campaign trail before he became president which was locker up he aimed that at as a democratic rival hillary clinton do you see comparisons there between these 2 chance absolutely i mean in staring this excitement and the sentiments he very much caters to the. interest off the people who voted for him to
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a small segment who really want to see a very tough and unlike gratian but somehow shifts the attention to the no one tool to single cases in order to maybe to overshadow the fact that his migration policies so far were not very effective and this is a term issue and something that. i have to tackle in the next few months in order to really deliver the biggest nation that works in implementation of a decent policy that works and here we see that by steering emotions. people. might not get a result from from him with respect to a really working in the creation policy well let's talk about immigration policy now what trump is not just targeting american citizens with his words he's also a continuing to target migrants reaffirming his promise to deport millions of
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undocumented migrants and that's left a lot of families living in fear of raids by the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement agency also known as ice and the idea of use helen humphrey met one family seeking shelter from ice in a church. like most parents who is a group yet is lopez couldn't imagine being forced to look for the children but as an undocumented immigrant her greatest fear is a realistic one rosa fled violence in el salvador 13 years ago now she's facing deportation post 3 children were born here a little less the youngest son john has down syndrome and she's worried he wouldn't receive the same care in el salvador and so over the past 8 months she's been seeking sanctuary here at seton a unitarian universalist church in washington d.c. living apart from her children during the week so they can still attend their school. at the hc it was hard telling my kids that i had to see. refuge and if
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i couldn't go back to my country and leave them here and i also couldn't take them because i would be putting them in danger they could be killed criminal gangs there recruit children from the age of 10. and if they refuse. they kill them. raises deportation was ordered off to she missed an early immigration hearing when i say jones tracked her down they fitted with a monitoring bracelet and ordered her to leave the country and. then going to a friend a small what's going on i had to tell her i was going to say goodbye i had to put my children and another school i had to tell her that i was being deported. it was hard for me. but i want to deport me because i missed a court session but that doesn't make us criminal.
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i mean that. reverend abby jerram and she hopes that ice agents will avoid entering places of worship the church is now one of 50 religious communities offering sanctuary. we decided to become a physical sanctuary congregation driven by the guiding principles of our fate and in these times where we see the current administration engaging in policies and actions that threaten the safety and also the humanity of people. the church has also started an information campaign preparing undocumented immigrants for deportation raids and how to avoid arrest mainly by refusing to open the door. for voters and many people like her the threat of deportation raids has confined them to living their lives in the shadows of society
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every day activities like buying groceries or seeking medical care come with a sense of fear now president trump says that isis set tutor believe quote millions of illegal aliens from the country the reality is closer to around 2000 people without papers and democratic lawmakers say that these kinds of statements are a tactic to intimidate communities just like this one let us once again there's a community is not backing down or holding vigils to that rosa no they will protect her even if the champion ministration is taking a different stone. because the case of the mother we saw in that report it really is just one of many of undocumented migrants as we heard really living in this climate of fear and at the same time we've seen the president use identity politics as an important tool ethnicity and migration and you said those are tools you were saying earlier to distract from the fact that some of his policies might not have
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worked but still do you think that rhetoric will help him get reelected to another term in the white house. until there will be the next elections so many things will happen in between but certainly in using this kind of language and showing that he's very tough on this issue. that he was satisfied parts of his electorate by by using this kind of speech i think the big challenge is for the democrats and for those republicans to really want to work constructively on that issue to come down to really be very precise on ideas how they want to do with the migration challenge which is very complex. and not to be hysterical and not jump on the same train as. this but to really have have a fact based discussion and we need to to be
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a balance to be more balanced and to unite people in the discussion about this this topic because what trump is doing is really he appeals to the emotions of people in a way that. any debate on on the particular. particularities of migration policy. is not in the forefront and this is what these people deserve if they need a clear guidance you know if they can stay and that which limitations and how will u.s. policy in the future deal with migrants in this is what the people expect and hopefully there will be a more sober discussion on the whole issue in the future the right nicole river from the german council on foreign relations here in berlin thank you for your analysis. let's get a round up now some other stories making news around the world in japan 23 people have died after a fire broke out in an animation studio in the city of giotto police say the fire was started deliberately but they have not revealed a motive
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a suspect has been detained and taken to the hospital for treatment for his injuries. india space agency says it will make another attempt on monday to launch its highly anticipated move the mission the initial launch was called off at short notice this week to do with technical problem india is aiming to become just the 4th country to achieve a soft landing on the moon surface. german sea captain. is being questioned in an italian court for allegedly illegal immigration last month she forced the rescue ship sea watch 3 into port on the island of lampedusa with 40 migrants on board italy has closed its ports to migrant rescue ships says it was her duty to save lives. and u.s. prosecutors have dropped a case against actor kevin spacey he had been accused of groping and 18 year old man at a bar 3 years ago but the case collapsed after the alleged victim refused to testify spacey has faced several sexual misconduct allegations this was the only one to
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lead to a criminal case. a woman who died of ebola in the democratic republic of congo may have carried the disease into rwanda that's according to a new report published today by the world health organization the public health body is calling the ebola outbreak in congo and international health emergency the warning comes after the 1st ebola case was confirmed in goma a city of 2000000 people that neighbors who want to. know one does border with the democratic republic of congo health workers in yellow vests are checking travelers temperatures before allowing them to enter just across the border in the city of goma the death of a traveling pastor has sparked fears the disease could spread now called. a bold outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the world health organization . but the w.h.o. has stopped short of calling it a global threat saying the virus can still be contained regionally without travel
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bans. joe does not. and the u.s. directions on travel or trade which rather than stopping it. don't actually hamper the fight so i dressed street sions force people to use informal and border crossings increasing the potential for the spread of disease. a bowl of vaccine is proving highly effective but a looming shortage of the drug has health officials worried dosages have been hugged to prevent a shortage. that we have a gap in vaccine and there is a limitation of supply and we wouldn't have been involved in the just of doses if we had adequate supplies of vaccine available right now so excited the real ability of actually was a priority it's been almost a year since the latest
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a bold outbreak began in the region more than $1600.00 people have died and twice as many have been infected international donors are being asked to step up funding to stop the crisis from spreading further and let's speak to tariq ruble he's the international rescue committee is emergency response director in congo he's in goma where the 1st case was detected and he joins us on the line a terrific as we heard the w.h.o. is calling this crisis in the public health emergency of international concern how would you describe the situation where you are in goma. obviously we're very concerned about the 1st case that could arrive here on sunday however this epidemic has been of great concern for a while now just almost one year since the 1st confirmed case on august 1st 20.
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since then the extreme constant transmission for the norse off goma our fear is always been that if it spread to a place like oh my that we could then move quite quickly to other areas for now we have not the 2nd case that is coming to this 1st case which is good news but all of the high alert. as we heard there is a vaccine that's been proven to be very effective but there is a shortage why is that why isn't it more available so already during this outbreak more than 150000 people have been vaccinated i don't think anyone would have thought last year that this many doses would have been required for the outbreak which was very small confined area i think in general. just to see a need has or has been overwhelming the other part is the cost and just budget and ability often there isn't much of a blow on the global market so we need greater stocks and we need tons to pay for
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the bills is doubly need on the ground to carry beyond the vaccine what needs to happen now to make sure that ebola doesn't spread further. actually the key issues are not medical in nature we have today we have treatments we didn't have even a few years ago available to us the biggest issue is working with communities a lot of communities have been distrustful so far so we need to do a better job of reaching out to them and being able to work with them. being able to convince them of the efficacy of treatment methods we have seen and being able to approach them in a way that they can understand once we solve that i think we can bring this epidemic to an end but it will require a lot of work on our get there all right terry krieble of the international rescue committee some urgency response director in congo thank you very much. you're watching news that still to come china is on the diplomatic offensive to
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justify its detention of muslims will take a look at how beijing is controlling the message coming out. but 1st to istanbul where a landmark trial continues against a prominent turkish felon a philanthropist and 15 others accused of organizing anti-government protests in 2013 the so-called gezi park protests started over a planned park construction in istanbul city center but they quickly spread to other parts of turkey now 6 years later the defendants are being accused of trying to overthrow the government of regift to one our correspondent yulia her reports i these pictures are 6 years old i but when john i'll tell i sees them he still remembers everything. in the summer of 2013 when police dispersed the protesters in istanbul until i was one of the demonstrators
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who fled to tear gas. when i think of it's not just about the police violence what i remember most is the people's hope for more equality freedom justice in turkey everyone who believes that their rights were being ignored by the government took to the streets to be heard. back then i'll tell you i was a lawyer and he still is over the past years he's defended hundreds of people in court many of them government critics journalists trade unionists. but now he finds himself in the dock as a defendant since june he's being tried in connection with the protests. he's one of 16 accused most of them a prominent members of turkish civil society they face charges of attempting to overthrow the government but organizing an uprising. the prosecutor. is seeking a total of more than 47000 years in jail for the defendants. going over to digital
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with which and how there is no evidence in the indictment and that's why the accusations are baseless if you were supposed to have planned a coa temped is that out of service is the will of course it is is it unlawful yes it is the rule of law does not exist in turkey any more be that in the. in may 2030 in the few dozen istanbul residents occupied. to prevent a construction project state police drove them away but that only fueled more protests. but. it soon became about more than just preserving a few trees in istanbul the protests spread to other parts of turkey. and demonstrators started calling for the resignation of reject type and at the time prime minister now president. holds in italy and all in half the police and to
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protest by force those scenes back down to a place right here on the symbol central taksim square today there are no remind us of the mass protests 60 years ago the day is a park is right behind me nothing has been built there but the area is now being closely monitored by police they set up barricades to prevent gatherings anti-government demonstrations are not being tolerated thanks president add one is named as one of the injured parties in the indictment he has called the protests an attack on the unity of the country controlled and financed by flooring activists. matter. a columnist for the pro-government newspaper daily sabbat agrees. especially divestitures. romanticize that they saw part of our arab spring pros protest they thought it was kind of
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a turkish spring this is starting with the label it wasn't bart environmental issues but it turned to a while and activity that while and you weren't anti end of the day and trying to topple a government which is the most politically elected government. john i'll tell you the lawyer who is now on trial sees things differently for him he was an act of civil protest against an increasingly authoritarian government and that he says is something that nobody should be thrown in jail for. now they've been called internment camps even concentration camps but they continue to be built china's detention of wiggers and other muslim minorities in the province of shin jan are part of what the government calls its fight on terror and now that practice has opened international support in a letter to the un human rights council said just days back at least 37 countries
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have supported trying to quote counter terrorism and the radicalization measures in shin jag including setting up vocational education and training centers that some of the countries behind that statement include north korea saudi arabia and me and some 1000000 readers and target minorities have been detained in the camps because of their faith 22 western countries also sent a letter to the hugh un human rights council asking china to stop these arbitrary detentions but china sees things differently. this is what china wants visitors to see a foot outside the largest mosque in the country the spectacle belies the sinister realities of life. up to 1000000 of whom are thought to be held inside reeducation centers like this part of a growing complex of sprawling secretive camps for journalists trying to get close
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to the prisons. plainclothes police stage ruled traffic accident and run old fashioned interference to stop outsiders finding out what's happening inside. a former inmate described his ordeal in an interview last year. they grabbed me and put me into a metal chair like device in it you stand still and cannot move your arms are secured by the metal parts in your chest is exposed. after 6 hours in this device my whole body ached the pain becomes unbearable but. this is why 10 years ago we rioted after 2 workers were killed by a han chinese 200 people died in the clashes fearful of a repeat the crime against the readers continues to this day. independent
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analysis shows that in recent years the number of camps in the far western state has tripled last month the government controlled access to the canteen and dormitories at one facility access all areas it was not. the busy food market and. tells a very different story but despite appearances here this is still a province shrouded in secrecy. that a story of a 19 year old female wrestler in malaysia who is blazing a trail that crosses the boundaries of religion sports and entertainment the phoenix as she's known doesn't just pack a punch when she enters the ring she also carries a message for muslim women trying to break down barriers in sports. 1st comes the mirror check then comes the show where nor diane becomes phoenix. small
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in stature and barely over 5 feet tall phoenix wrestles men twice her size and gets thrown around the ring like a rag doll. but phoenix rises from the ashes and gives as good as she gets. 8 14 years old she became obsessed with the art in sport of wrestling but refusing to do it without her caused problems early on. so. it was. this. role i get a lot of. congress because they were. proudly sporting her he job phoenix does more than entertain she also serves as motivation . i. so i do believe that she is a role model and it's patient office goes out there that i don't think this thing
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goes as a whole i think she kind of. disproof it and i mean she can do it again. taking down the competition phoenix's gained a following on social media in hopes to encourage more muslim women to be true to their faith and their journey. a reminder now of our top stories here on d w u.s. president donald trump has intensified his attacks against 4 congress women at a campaign rally he described that democratic lawmakers has on americans for are u.s. citizens and 3 were born in the u.s. . and the world health organization has called and outbreak in the democratic republic of congo a global public health emergency a new report says that a woman who died of the disease might have carried it into new. we're in for a one time. coming up next is our show conflict so in terms about shinnecock so
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chill she way a taiwanese presidential candidate about relations with china statehood for that coming up in just a few minutes here on g getting. into
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the conflict zone confronting the powerful congress this week outside the capital hard paying dues cho she was seeking the nomination procreating fossil carbon tax. as china pushes with increasing urgency for reunification and the time
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when east continue to reject its mamma as his party come to office conflicts of. freedom of movement in the united open europe. it's a reality that affects a number of private citizens and businesses. but opportunities to europe wide freedom of movement conference. benefits what is the potential for abuse. in 60 minutes on d w. said don't entice current owners came from jurors or dealing with any and i don't they killed many civilians i mean irish coming including my father while. i was
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a student because i wanted to build a life for myself. but suddenly life became alledge kind of song. providing insights global news that matters d. w. made for mines. we can make china a peaceful country you haven't said no to beijing yes so many times i'm telling you the facts why don't you list the politicians in taiwan being out campaigning in presidential primaries ahead of next year's elections with the topic of relations with china very much on the agenda my guess this week outside the capital taipei.


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