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this is deja vu news line from berlin. police began to march again police used tear gas as a tent weekend of demonstrations turns into a confrontation the latest from our correspondent also coming up. as separatists take control of yemen's temporary capital their former saudi backed allies call it a coup and launched airstrikes. and lawmakers in the u.s. . after disgraced. jail facing sex trafficking charges they
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could have implicated the rich and powerful. thanks for joining us. demonstrators have gathered in hong kong for the 10th weekend of protests protesters marched in several parts of the city in defiance of a police ban calling for more democracy and greater autonomy from china the protest movement is increasingly staging so-called hit and run demonstrations to avoid a police crackdown. in hong kong. what's happening where you are and elsewhere in the region. there are many police. right behind me. and there are many all riot police officers
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stuttgart at the crossbar right behind it right behind me because that's just not police cars here gas to disperse posthaste to school gather here to try the protest to the police station and on so far * out of approach has this most of them have already left this area and they move them out at this rate in hong kong to continue their demonstrations but the but for the love of the riot police they do here this do cutting here and try to come to some stop and search operation the drive through and some of the protests off even on the dissidents is what i rested just now and under this operation so we can see about. both the protest this and the police officers they get a more familiar with the tactics off each other and they're reacting much faster than we see in hospital. c.b.s. you know as of course protesters have also been blocking what's normally a very busy airport or the cheating travel but.
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i'm actually we must. be afeard anything that the international effort of hong kong still remains functional so far despite despite the fact that the peaceful assemblies have what has already continued for 3 days in a row and that is one of the most peaceful assembly in these movements the protests this at the airport they aiming to disseminate the messages and if it was to take out of it to the international community especially to the tourists around the last anselmo that is and they want to spread their message to the tourists they want the force to her to the well and so father flies and we make functional and normal and so that is not the one of the sons have to step taking they want to do something else other than the fascist to crush i've got to. keep you know you and. to new
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developments in hong kong for us thank you very much for the phone to yemen now where a saudi led coalition says it has launched air strikes targeting southern chef protests after they broke ranks and seized a presidential palace in the 2nd city aden the u.n. says up to 40 people died in that fighting the coalition is calling the shepherd his action a coup and blaming the united arab emirates which until now had sided with saudi arabia in the 4 year conflict it's a development that has apparently split the 2 middle east alah. 6 fighters seeking independence from yemen south take control of the presidential palace the separatists backed by the united arab emirates claim they seized the compound without a fight. since 2014 they have been part of the saudi led military coalition fighting the who the rebels now the allies have turned on each other adding a further fault lines of the conflict tearing yemen apart but i doubt it today we
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achieved a big victory in the south capital. for this pro-government battalions where defeated said the other. it follows several days of intense clashes in aden with residents caught in the crossfire. the war began 5 years ago when escalated in 2015 when a saudi led military coalition intervened in support of the country's embattled government after the who these took the capital sanaa. tens of thousands of people have been killed in the conflict the vast majority of them civilians the u.n. calls it the world's worst humanitarian crisis an estimated 80 percent of yemen's population requires some form of protection or humanitarian assistance and millions of children are suffering from severe malnutrition. after the outbreak of fighting in aden the aid agency doctors without borders describe the city as
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a battlefield as civilians continue to bear the brunt of this ongoing conflict. now to some of the other stories making news around the world. a shooting at a mosque in norway on saturday that left one man injured is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism and police say that the suspect appears to hold for right into migration views the gunman was overpowered by an elderly worshipper and then arrested the. un has condemned an attack that killed at least 3 staff members in this libyan city of benghazi a car bomb ripped through a crowded shopping center on eve warring sides in the country had agreed to a cease fire ahead of the islamic festival. no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion. officials say at least 154 people have been killed in severe
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flooding in india more than 1000000 people have been displaced or evacuated as waters caused severe damage to homes and infrastructure the military has been deployed in the worst hit areas. to the polls sunday to vote in a controversial presidential runoff their turnout for the 1st round was poor and it appears little enthusiasm for the 2 main candidates the central american country faces many challenges including widespread poverty and unemployment. lawmakers in the u.s. are calling for answers following the death in prison of disgraced financier geoffrey epstein there's been widespread skepticism as to how he could have taken his own life in a high security federal jail just weeks after an apparent previous suicide attempt abstain was jailed last month on sex trafficking charges that could have implicated numerous wealthy and powerful people the f.b.i.
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is now investigating his death. he had already been found injured in a cell a few weeks ago then the multi-millionaire was found dead in the new york jail where he was awaiting trial an apparent suicide. the convicted pedophile was facing up to 45 years behind bars on sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. steen a high powered investor was accused of having sexually abused girls as young as 14 at parties in his palm beach villa where he reportedly passed the girls on to his guests what made the case explosive was the finances connections to public figures including british royal prince andrew former u.s. president bill clinton as well as the sitting president donald trump charges were already brought against him in 2008 a controversial plea deal spared him time in prison. if i wasn't afraid to come forward. then maybe he one of the other girls i feel really guilty to list.
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a conviction for epstein could have meant the rest of his life in prison now many questions remain will the authorities further investigate the sex trafficking allegations and will possible accomplices be held to account. earlier we spoke to d.w. correspondent pablo foley ileus in washington we asked him about the reaction to jeffrey epstein's death among us political leaders and law enforcement officials. their reaction to the death of geoffrey epstein has been one of shock and anger here in the united states and fact the attorney general william barr said that he was a pole to learn that jeffrey epstein had been found dead in an apparent suicide he said that in addition to the f.b.i. investigation he had consulted with the inspector general who is opening an investigation to also senators such as the republican senator abend sasse said that he had written a letter to the attorney general in which he said the justice department had failed
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and epstein's coconspirators must think now that they have a. last sweet deal the mayor of new york city bill de blasio and also one of the candidates for president he's a democrat said that some of the wealthiest people in the world committed a horrible crime and if they think for a 2nd that they've gotten away with it because jeffrey epstein is dead he said they're wrong many questions are also being raised over how this could have happened considering that just weeks ago jeffrey have. been found unresponsive a prison cell in what was being investigated as a attempted suicides. of course the shift of focus is to jeffrey epstein. victims those who had accused him of of some very serious crimes indeed what happens now representatives for them have said that they are going to push ahead perhaps with civil action lawsuits but of course it's early days there's also
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a lot of spotlight now on many of the names that have been mentioned in relation to the investigation into geoffrey epstein many many well known names from the world of politics of business of entertainment so what exactly was their relationship with jeffrey epstein so in the days and weeks. are that are ahead of us i'm sure that we're going to be hearing more and more over where this this case against jeffrey epstein is going to be but it's definitely far from over at the spite his death from an apparent suicide in new york city. that was the years pablo full of us this week the u.n. issued a dire report on the need to change land use to avert a climate catastrophe it warned of the dangers of unsustainable farming and rampant deforestation those are problems that have had devastating effects in indonesia
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where vast stretches of tropical force have been cleared for palm oil production but one man there is taking his own steps to protect indonesia's environment from scenes like this he's staging a 700 kilometer protest march across the island of java walking backwards take a look. a look at life in the rearview mirror made of us tony this walking backwards on a 700 kilometer long journey from his village to the capital to kata unlike his walking this mission is straightforward. but nothing was walking about words because i want to meet president. to ask him for a tree seed which i want to turn into a symbol for our reporters stationed with him and with us and i also want to educate the young generation you care about the forest and the environment around. the eco campaign at once to plant that seed at the slopes of mount willis in east java province like many other regions it has been hit hard by deforestation which
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has made indonesia one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse gas. many of us tony says people need to wake up call. but i'm not. i'm not concerned about the well being of our you have. to me in this era of advanced technology most of the young people only care about gadgets or about smartphones rather than about the environment that in fact that you've got one good thing on the one that work yeah. that's why he wants the government to take action now the eco campaigner hasn't received any official invitation from president djoko veto yet. but his back while it's march to jakarta is catching the attention of locals along the way many have helped him out with food water and shelter.
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moving out of the unique maybe it's a way to get the president's attention so his request will be noticed is a bit on what it tells us about the i think this is crazy it's nearly impossible to walk such a long distance backwards because but he has a noble mission it's good and we support him we just hope he will successfully arrive in jakarta and you accept that that yes i'm going back out of the medieval stone he wants to reach to cotton on the 17th in the aegis independence day and while for some it might look like he is walking backwards for him these are the steps forward for the protection of the country's forests. and a reminder of the top story we're following for you hong kong police have used tear gas after thousands of demonstrators marched in the territory in defiance of advance it's the 10th weekend of anti-government protests calling for more democracy and greater autonomy from china. you're watching news from berlin up next
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