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this is d.w. news coming to you live from berlin china gives a rare news conference addressing the unrest in hong kong the move comes after another weekend of violent clashes between protesters and police in the territory also coming up a doctor for russian opposition leader alexina bonnie says he may have been poisoned upon he was rushed from jail to hospital yesterday after suffering what
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was initially called an allergic reaction. and suspected boko haram militants killing at least $65.00 people and injure many others in a village in northern nigeria it's the worst attack on civilians this year what can the government do to rein in the islamists and to 22 year old cyclist has caused a sensation by becoming the 1st colombian to win the tour de force we'll have more from the child he grew up in. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us china is holding rare news conference to address the unrest in hong kong this comes after another weekend of clashes between police and anti-government protesters the terrace. henri's chief
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executive carrie lamb is under growing pressure to contain the crisis in american chamber of commerce is also calling a lamb to address the protesters grievances helmets and gas masks on both sides of the barricades a weekend of clashes between police and protesters in hong kong saw violent confrontations protests over the past 2 months against proposed extradition to ports in china have training creasing the fractious. sunday's peaceful gathering grew into a march clogging up major thoroughfares police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds some of whom were carrying on as the symbol of resistance to the government . a few adopted makeshift techniques to deal with tear gas and dismantled street signs for that protection others used talkie sticks for weapons. but the police didn't hold back from using stronger measures including firing
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rubber bullets into the crowds. i. think. protesters took refuge in the shade on bond metro station but the strength of the protest suggests it's far from being driven underground c. to be as were tears berlinger is covering the story and joins us from hong kong with tears where do things stand now after these intense clashes we saw between police and protesters over the weekend. if you arrive today in hong kong you would probably not suspect that anything happened yesterday behind me there you can see. workers are replacing the pavement there has been taken off by protesters but this is one of the very rare signs of rather the red damages left from the. today the streets have been cleaned up very quickly no property no
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windows being smashed or anything so on the surface everything is calm right now but of course anger is not have has not gone away the rift in society the divide is deepening these days of clashes like yesterday like the day before yesterday and into weekends before they have really infuriated many hong kong is a big part of society who still has the sympathy towards the protesters although they have been radical as well we've seen it in the these pictures that some of them were carrying sticks i've seen metal rods also being carried to the frontline but the police brutality the police action is perceived as more excessive as more brutal by many hong kong as police are now go week in and dispersing protests much earlier than they used to and using much more severe measures much more big amounts
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of teargas here where i'm standing right now this area was clouded in tear gas yesterday and police were chasing people through these through these narrow alleys with with clouds of tear gas despite people living around and if you look at the buildings the windows do not look like that they can be shut down completely so there is. an intensive confrontation scene in the city and that makes this spiral. of of anger and off islands go on to drive up mathias remind us again exactly what these protests are about i mean our report mention the extradition build a very controversial extradition bill that has now been shelved at least for a while what are these protesters protesters demanding in it any chance that their demands will be fulfilled. while that. mounding this bill to be withdrawn
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strangely enough the. chief executive has declared the bill was dead but refuses to withdraw it that of course fuels mistrust but at this stage the protests are much more about the police in particular the protesters demanding an independent investigation into police operations of the last few weeks and of course underlying is a deep mistrust in the city's governing system this is really what is coming to be the main issue that people feel that this governance is the governing system that is that is. relying relying on beijing is not working for them and therefore they see the police action as a symbol of an ill government city 20 years thank you very much for an added obvious mathias bellinger there in hong kong. and for smore analysis our very own analyst clifford kernan joins us here in the studio clifford china's
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top policy body on hong kong has just held a rare press briefing about the territory what came out of that well we're trying to piece together what came out of it because shortly before the press conference was due to take place they said that the international agencies wouldn't be covering it but what we can get from local media it seems to be. the language was very moderate in terms of how they dealt with this but the message was that beijing is keen to impose its authority on hong kong there were strong messages of support for the police. but they stopped short of coming out with any definite policy statements however we've been able to interpret this in pieces from what we've seen from how questions around cers. what do you make of the fact the chinese government has felt compelled to make a statement to speak out about hong kong in this way well it's significant because
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we haven't really had anything since i think this is probably different briefings since the handover in 1907. there is one of the things that was was significant was that they said. one reporter asked whether the hong kong garrisoned of the people's liberation army whether it could be used to counteract the violence and this is been a big question because obviously everyone is wondering if the chinese army will be used against the people of hong kong and the the answer was that garson law and the basic law which governs hong kong have clear statements on this now that was where he left but we know that from previous comments that the garson law does allow the people's liberation army to be used in the event of civil unrest so the possibility they left open the possibility that the people's liberation army could be used in hong kong. these protests don't seem to be going away they've been. continuing now for quite some time the protesters seem to be getting bolder the police are
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responding with even tougher measures using rubber bullets and tear gas as we've just seen how long will the authorities on mainland china and in hong kong allow this to go on well they waited at the umbrella protests this time it's harder i think for them to do that because the protests are very concentrated on focused on various areas there's a lot there's a lot of international attention. and this seems to be less even though there's a lot of violence in some ways it's less confrontational to the overall running of the of the territory so it's hard to say how long the government is saying that it will focus on economic areas so maybe they will try and resolve it by coming in with some sort of economic package and if that happens maybe things would be would be harder for them to demonstrate on some things like housing prices so that and then of course of the extradition law which as you just see there if that is more
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than shelved it that's abound and if they try and take away the reasons for the protests then then this is the situation is a possible result for them clifford thank you very much for your insights to w.'s clifford cohen it. now let's catch up on some of the other stories making news around the world today at least 3 people are dead and 15 injured after a gunman opened fire on a food festival in northern california social media captured the scene of panic as attendees scattered after shots rang out of the gilroy garlic festival police have shot in a live gunman and are looking for a possible accomplice. at least 20 people died after a suicide attack in the afghan capital kabul on sunday 50 others were wounded when the bomber and several gunmen attacked the office of 2 government officials so far no group has claimed responsibility sunday is the 1st day of campaigning for the
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country's presidential elections scheduled for september. and proving president barchi in this car has proposed ending his term in 2020 a year earlier than scheduled carra has faced opposition to his anti corruption measures he has also called for new parliamentary elections to bring an end to what he calls an institutional crisis the proposal must be approved in a referendum. an attack by boko haram militants has left 65 people dead in nigeria the attack took place in a village in borno state in the northeast of the country the victims were attending a funeral when they were gunned down by a gang of militants in vans and riding motorbikes. earlier we spoke with our correspondent in lagos nicko we asked her for an update
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on the latest on the attack. people were attacked at a funeral on saturday in the village and that my degree that's the capital of borno state and we don't know very much about the attack at the moment but what we heard from local vigilante groups who were speaking to news agencies is that several people were attacked at the funeral itself and others were were attacked while chasing down the militants who had attacked the funeral but in the last few months and weeks especially we've had a couple of attacks by boko haram so they have been on a regular basis and last just last week there were 6 aid workers from action against hunger who were kidnapped by a splinter group of boko haram they released a video last week playing for pleading for their for the help of the government and the aid organizations and there was also an attack on an id peace camp a refugee camp in my degree where 2 people were killed. nigeria's borno state is
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the epicenter of the. list insurgency the nigerian government has had only limited success dealing with it all i ask you a bit more about that in a moment but 1st let's have a look at this report. around 12000 displaced people live in this makeshift camp it opened just 4 months ago in my degree in the northeast of nigeria since the start of the year more than 100000 people have been forced from their homes fleeing the violence. fatima sighed 5 years ago with a husband and 2 children. and i get now i'm in god's hands if peace is restored one day and i'm told i can go back home i'll go back to i can teach immediately the time goes by and the situation isn't changing so there's no way i can go home. over the past 10 years boko haram has attacks have displaced nearly 2000000 people
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despite international aid supplies are scarce and shelter is precarious. but the government is encouraging people to return home as soon as the security allows abraham tried to go home last year after 3 months there he had to come back to my degree. i just heard that my lab is in the weeks and my children. because no quality education a lot of trouble is you know no no no no no it's too much so you have to go on but . while he continues to wait for the situation to improve he's living in a friend's room. is where we live so with the welcome order my wife planned for to grow i'm just a come little in the cage. yeah because you actually don't want from when you're 6 is really easy. around my degree the boko haram attacks continue 10 years of violence has left 27000 people dead. so as we've just
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seen this conflict is taking a heavy toll on nigeria why is the government why has the government failed so far in its effort to defeat iraq. well as you said the conflict has been going on for about 10 years 10 years exactly actually in july 2009 when. war on the nigerian government and they've especially been targeting. civilian populations because they declared war on any western values school for example. and we remember that there was in 2014 for example. there was the kidnapping of the chief over 270 girls who were kidnapped by militants from their school and have been returned so the government has both difficulties in keeping. the insurgency so the attacks on the control but also
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negotiating with. so that they can they can actually return people have been kidnapped and who have been affected by the crisis and both the current government under president and the goodluck jonathan have not managed to make much of a change. and yet. and the local populations have blamed the government. the government always says that they have that things are improving things under control and there was a w correspondent sullivan echo talking to me a short while ago you're watching the news still to come colombia goes crazy for its new hero after cyclist you go girl and became the 1st colombian to ever win the tour de force we'll bring you all the reaction from his hotel. room his condemned the u.k. proposal for a european led force to escort tankers in a busy shipping lane in the persian gulf the u.k.
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suggested the move after ren seized one of its tankers in the strait of hormuz proposal is also proving controversial here in germany. it may have been one step too far on july 19th the iranian revolutionary guard seized a british tanker in the strait of hormuz the united kingdom is now calling for a common european defense mission to secure that important trade route. german chairman of the munich security conference 4th king ischinger has thrown his weight behind the proposal writing germany cannot watch from the sidelines if any new maritime defense mission in the gulf is now being discussed how did it get to this point in 2018 u.s. president donald trump announced his country's withdrawal from the nuclear accord with iran the consequence new u.s. sanctions since may of this year a number of tankers have suffered attacks in the persian gulf attacks washington blames on tehran. in june the us came close to bombing iran after iran shot down an
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unarmed american drone it was only at the last minute a trump called off the retaliatory attack then in early july after brother the british seized in a rainy and tanker some see the recent seizure of a british ship in the persian gulf as an act of retaliation the viability of a security coalition is being tested in berlin germany social democrats are against engaging militarily but the center right christian democratic union has offered a mixed response this 50 feet there's a danger of miscalculation and miscommunication and we don't want europe to be dragged into a war against iran on the side of the u.s. it's all mail that's is and this is a maritime corridor with considerable economic importance and it's crucial for a well being we have to defend our interests as well as the law and our allies. the german left party says intervention isn't justified. securing access to resources
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by force no that's not a reason to deploy the german military. as the standoff in the gulf becomes more tense the remaining signatories of the nuclear accord with iran and vienna you partners are still hoping to see the deal with the goal of denuclearization. but if tensions continue to mount and see a solution to drift out of reach. or political correspondent emanuel shows has been following this story and joins us now in the studio good to see you in money well so the u.k. wants to confront iran with a european military mission to the gulf how why clee is it that germany would join such a mission like for you a receiving mixed signals from the german government at the moment foreign minister heiko must say that. hasn't excluded participation off germany and that he would welcome a mission to secure time routes now which kind of mission are we talking about we don't know if would it be an observation mission would it be providing information
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to friends and grab britain for example or would it be about escorting ships to weigh great britain is currently doing so he said we only decide when we will have clarity on the design oh such a mission he also say that he would come to mission to have or any sort of involvement to have a european phase but he also warned that he didn't want germany to participate to add to what he says is the u.s. strategy of maximum pressure now this notion of a of a european led military mission to the gulf was that discussed at that meeting this this past weekend in vienna now well you were on hand as folks person in vienna said there were constructive talks in vienna regarding iran nuclear do and remaining. to suggest to it now he made it clear that everyone wants to save the day but he also links the current situation to a d.
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iran nuclear deal do you and say that the presence of foreign forces into state of home was would be hostile watts. germany has supported efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the current standoff between iran and the united states what exactly is being done diplomatically to avoid further escalation well further talks germany wants to avoid any escalation they want to keep the channels of communication open ended dialogue on come on moves it showed an intervention take place open as well and for germany's new defense minister on a guy. this days it is all about diplomacy it is about continuing to talk swatted on taking a decision on a possible intervention into region when i thank you so much and he's always amenable shots for the personal doctor of jailed russian opposition leader alexina body says he may have been exposed to a talks and yvonne he was hospitalized after suffering what was called
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a severe allergic reaction but his doctor said she can't rule out the use of an unknown chemical substance he is currently serving a jail sentence after calling for rallies to protest the disqualification of opposition candidates from upcoming local elections some 1400 people were arrested while attempting to take part in all rallies in moscow over the weekend who. well let's bring in our correspondent emily sure when she joins us on the line from moscow emily what do we know about alexy condition. well yesterday he was moved from detention to the hospital with as you say i suspect extreme allergic reaction doctors there have. said that he has contact dermatitis but that is a random e.g. ration that is caused by direct contact or something that you're allergic to down the line you press secretary has already raised doubts about them do you. have any
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allergies and his own doctor then went to see him at the hospital they said the doctors that behaved read very strangely they weren't allowed to really see him they said they had to diagnose him through a half open door and they said though that the symptoms that they were able to see made them suspect that this what he has which is swollen eyelids and obsesses abscesses on his body could be the effect of the exposure to some sort of unknown chemical so there's a suggestion there that he could have been perhaps poisoned somehow but at the moment we don't really know election of on the an important opposition figure tillis just how important he is for the opposition movement in russia. well of another any certainly the most well known opposition politician russian opposition politician internationally he wasn't allowed to run for president in
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2018 he was pushing to run ran a campaign anyway and he has campaign offices all around the country which have allowed him several times since as well to mobilize demonstrators across the country for anti-government demonstrations including over a kind of corruption allegations of high figures in in the russian political elite he has in some ways become the face of the opposition but he's certainly not the leader of the russian opposition here there are several different opposition figures and most of the time the russian opposition is very very divided these protests ahead of the moscow duma lections have been one of the only issues that they have been able to unite about and not it's been rather rare emily thank you so much and really sure when they're in moscow. now some sports and in cycling has made history becoming the 1st rider from
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colombia to win the tour de falls his success has made him an instant hero in his native colombia back in his hometown fans have been celebrating the historic victory. 42 kilometers from the capital bogota is where you got bernard grew up at an altitude of nearly 3000 meters it was the ideal training ground for the mountain specialist bernald 1st coach didn't expect the youngster would win the tour de france this soon. is and it's a big surprise when a gun by now has given colombian cycling. we have so many champions here in colombia. but now we have a kid angel. he's only 22 years old. colombia has been gripped by cycling fever during this year's tour the entire nation has followed progress none more closely than his family. you might
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imagine how i'm feeling cheerful poppin. full of joy pure happiness it's very hard so when that's on. the people here and across columbia are extremely proud of their new hero and a guy and just 22 years old has become a new motivation for colombians who are looking forward to many successful years in the sport. just a reminder the top story we're following for you here today on the news after another weekend of clashes between protesters and police in hong kong china has condemned the violence yet again repeated its support for the territory's leader kerry lamb a rare news conference addressing the unrest. you are watching t.v. news live from berlin business news is coming up next with monica jones i'll be back
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at the top of the next hour and of course it always stay up to date at all or latest stories and watch your videos of course to online that's at t w dot com thanks for being with us.
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