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this is day to be news line from berlin hong kong police used tear gas out of protests turned violent this after activists define a ban on demonstrations and throw bricks at officers if the 10th weekend of anti-government demonstrations in the territory also coming up as separatists take control of yemen's temporary capital therefore the saudi backed allies call it a coup and launch airstrikes we'll talk to an expert. and lawmakers in the u.s. demand answers after disgraced billionaire jeffrey abstain dies in jail before facing sex trafficking charges that could have implicated the rich and powerful.
i'm rebecca ritter's welcome to the program hong kong police have used tear gas as new clashes with protesters broke out across the city police say protesters ignored warnings to leave and hold bricks at offices before they responded by firing the gas it's the 10th weekend of increasingly violent protests in the territory demonstrations began in opposition to a war that would have permitted extradition to china and expanded into calls for more democracy and greater autonomy from the mainland. state of phoebe kong is in hong kong phebe hi what's been happening where you are. now i will write a police station in downtown hong kong as you can see out there is there some up.
the police vans parking right behind me at the falls are all the heart of hong kong downtown city and because just hours ago police have started that clarence operation where they they have deployed rounds of tear gas to disperse posthaste as cross different districts in hong kong including the way i am right now and so far most of course has to stay half left here and they have moved to another this to continue that demonstration that is one of the usual tactics and using the station the flash mob pose has. different district and hong kong down on us things they will want. what they moved very quickly when police came to them and so this is the situation right now and the police officers and the pows has this getting more familiar with the tactics of tactics so both sides they react you know the way right now i'm protesters have also been blocking what's normally a really busy airport is travel being disrupted there as well.
while the international airport in hong kong remains functional so. the fact that the public has staged a peaceful city in a sample. in the role already what i hope we can hundreds if not thousands of us sitting peacefully at the time in the off the hong kong international airport and their name is to the family demographics and their commands to the government to the 2 different tourists around the wall and they want to have boys to be heard on the international stage and that's why that's the reason why they chose airport as the destination off the polls has and that is one of the most peaceful rallies or one of the peaceful actions that. have taken these movements so far and they're showing that they feel they're not going to back down although all clashes have been happening on the streets but now some of them they want to take
a more peaceful approach to to address the issue to the rest of the law no end in sight by the looks of it at the moment thanks phebe kong. to yemen now where a saudi led coalition has launched airstrikes on southern separatists in aden after the separatists effectively took over the port city the un says up to 40 people died in that fighting the coalition is calling the separatists actions a coup and blaming the united arab emirates until now the u.a.e. had sided with saudi arabia in the 4 year conflict it's a development that's apparently split the 2 middle east allies. 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 line to the conflict tearing yemen apart but i doubt it will we achieved a big victory in the south capital. for this term pro-government to target and where defeated. 7 of the other the. 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 require 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 a battlefield as civilians continue to bear the brunt of this ongoing conflict. will make his in the us a calling for answers following the death in prison of disgraced finance jeffrey abstain there's been widespread skepticism as how he could have taken his own life in a high security federal prison just weeks after an apparent previous suicide attempt the f.b.i. is now gathering investigation on over is 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. epstein 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 few notes he has 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 sooner then maybe he would have done it to all the girls i feel really guilty to list if the. 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. and as we've just heard questions as they mounting since the death about the future of the investigation and about the circumstances surrounding abstains death put a calm as man has been looking into that call hi thanks for joining me so what more can you tell us about the investigation and what might happen now i mean these questions about the future of the investigation what we know now is that his death
his apparent suicide does not prevent this investigation from going forward and officials are are promising that they will continue to look into it in fact one of the attorneys that's involved in the case said yesterday that epstein was facing a conspiracy charge so that means that there could potentially be other people involved in these alleged crimes that means others could still be charged maybe for legs alleged sex trafficking for helping to recruit these under underage girls into his his ring of influence. may continue to find more alleged victims as well what many want to know is will this investigation lead to the indictment of any of these kind of big name figures that we know were were involved with epstein that knew him that would travel on his private planes for example as we saw in the piece it extends from fashion to business always of politics even presidents and ex presidents weed so the legal process it will continue this investigation will continue but of course it will be without the potential testimony of jeffrey
epstein that could have been crucial and very useful if he had testified maybe in some kind of deal with prosecutors that could have led to more evidence against other people that may have been involved and given that people could be implicated and that's really led to a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding this unfortunately that's right and you know this suicide has really angered a lot of people from the prosecutors involved here the victims the victims' families all the way up to the attorney general william barr even the f.b.i. taking the bare step now of launching an investigation into this alleged suicide and so the circumstances surrounding it people really want to know what happened here i mean there's a few questions why did the jail take him off of suicide watch for example he had some marks around his neck a couple of weeks earlier that could have indicated a potential suicide attempt how was this allowed to happen by the jail itself mean this is a jail that's used to housing high profile suspects from paul mann afford to is currently in this jail. the the very high profile mexican criminal he was held
there as well while he was awaiting his trial so this is a place that that's used to so housing high profile suspects it's something that does make it seem a bit suspicious unfortunately as you mentioned wild theories now surrounding the death of epstein including some being tweeted by the president himself and we saw this on the u.s. president donald trump's twitter account and here he is retreating a rumor about the death saying that epstein had information on bill clinton and now he's dead so essentially trying to link. former president bill clinton who did in fact know epstein but has denied any other connection to him too to this death so there's no evidence of that and this is coming from a comedian who's also a trump supporter but you know we've seen the president reach weeding and kind of peddling and conspiracy theories before what about the alleged victims here i mean they must be really disappointed that this case is not going to go as planned yet disappointed i think is one word to put i mean this is the 2nd time now that
epstein's victims alleged victims will not get their day in court and that's what many of them want to mean as we heard charges were filed in 2008 in florida that led to a plea deal so there was no trial no chance for any testimony or for the for the women involved here to have their say one accuser now who says she was raped by obscene while she was in high school she had this statement following his suicide she said we have to live with the scars of his actions for the rest of our lives while he will never face the consequences of the crimes that he committed congressman thanks very much for that update. guatemala goes to the polls sunday to vote in a controversial presidential runoff the turnout for the 1st round was poor and it appears there's little enthusiasm for the 2 main candidates as the country struggles with a role as a transit country for migrants heading to the u.s. border. in a country plagued by poverty crime and unemployment the presidential election pits the conservative candidate giamatti against former 1st lady sandra taurus giamatti
has a narrow lead over his left wing opponent a former head of the prison system he favors reinstating the death penalty and has been campaigning on a tough law and order message your stores and i have a message to all those brutal extortionists middle when i am president you are finished. buying you and throw you in jail. got a city that taurus is weighed down by allegations of corruption the entrepreneur has promised voters to tackle poverty almost 60 percent of guatemalans live below the poverty line. and look at ghetto is good but i want the country to develop so that people here don't have to migrate to the us. in the us migration is the key theme of the selection much like the electorate the candidates are united in their rejection of a deal struck with the u.s. that will require migrants transiting through guatemala to claim asylum in the
central american country. i want in this deal with further increase unemployment and create a boomerang effect for drama this would mean more migration in. the next president is faced with the challenge of turning guatemala into a country that its people will not want to leave. hundreds of women living in brazil's rainforests are making their way to the capital brasilia to join an environmental protest land clearance has increased rapidly since the election of right wing president in january the german government is so worried that it's a spending some 35000000 euros in funding projects and protecting brazilian forests . these indigenous women of travel to presume to sound the alarm on the forestation they say both scenarios policies favoring development are destroying their homeland. there is more let is the one that is
women women women i.s.o.'s our forest is disappearing mother nature is asking for help and nobody is listening we need to shout as well as for the deforestation of our land we are crying for help. they have data from the brazilian government's own i n p e institute shows deforestation accelerating sharply the agency says some 2250 square kilometers were cleared last month an increase of 278 percent from a year ago. the president has repeatedly clashed with green campaign is over deforestation and opening up the amazon for development and he has this novel suggestion. the supposition that it's enough to eat a little less you talk about environmental pollution it's enough to poop every other day that will be better for the whole world. that's unlikely to convince
these indigenous women they say the need for action to protect their forests is becoming ever more urgent. you're watching news live from the war news headlines at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest information on our website at state of the dot com i'm rebecca rickards thanks for . 6. her 1st cloning less of a minute or as grand as arrives. joining a regular chain on her journey back to freedom. in our interactive documentary. returns home on t w don't come to tanks.