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this is g.w. news live from berlin lawmakers and the u.s. demand answers after disgraced billionaire geoffrey epstein dies in jail in an apparent suicide he was facing sex trafficking charges that could have implicated the bridge and powerful also coming up on calling police used tear gas after protests turned violent this comes after activists defy a ban on demonstrations and throw rocks at officers it's the 10th weekend of anti-government demonstrations in the territory. and separatist taken troll of
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yemen's temporary capital their former saudi backed allies are calling it a coup and have launched airstrikes. omarion evan stand it's good to have you with us. lawmakers in the united states are demanding answers following the death in prison of disgraced financier jeffrey epstein there's been a widespread skepticism as to 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 investigating his death. the fallout is intense the reaction beyond painful and afraid to come forward so are. all the girls i feel really guilty. to the death by apparent suicide of disgraced billionaire financier geoffrey
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epstein has prompted 3 separate legal bodies to open investigations into his death the alleged victims have also expressed outrage at not being able to confront him in court. i can tell you that on behalf of the victims i represented there's a certain amount of shock and disbelief that the federal authorities could allow something like this to occur under their watch we find it very hard to believe that he would be allowed to commit suicide especially when he was on suicide watch from just a few days ago the 66 year old was found dead in a new york city jail cell on saturday the high powered investment was accused of having sexually abused and polished women and girls as young as 14 on suggests that his palm beach villa case has been fueled by epstein's connection to not only public figures including former u.s. presidents bill clinton as well as current president donald trump but also british
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royal prince andrew challenges we've already brought against him in 2008 a controversial plea deal spares him time in prison and the media frenzy surrounding the case shows no sign of calming down there are several unanswered questions at this time mr epstein had previously been on suicide watch following another incident a couple of weeks ago in which he sustained injuries to his neck the authorities were already investigating how he came to receive those injuries at that point in time he had been placed on suicide watch but the associated press reporting today. that mr epstein had been removed from suicide watch before he was found unresponsive his death came amid further explosive allegations involving prominence world leaders and american businessman. pablo foley aaliyah's joins us now from washington for more on this hello to you pablo so have any further details
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emerge surrounding the circumstances of epstein's death. well as we've just seen as well there in the report there is an f.b.i. investigation taking place at the moment the attorney general william barr has instructed the inspector general to carry out an investigation but today there was a pretty explosive report released in the new york times in which it details that guards were supposed to check epstein every half hour but that procedure wasn't followed the night before he was found and in fact the jail had also transferred his cell mate leaving him alone so this is obviously sparked a lot of questions this is in the report like i said in the new york times but you know the issue now with the speculation the media frenzy surrounding how this was allowed to happen considering just
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a few short weeks ago jeffrey epstein was found in his cell in the same prison with marks on his neck in a pirate suicide attempt and here we are you know just a few weeks later talking about his apparent suicide so many questions remain unanswered and i'm sure that over the coming days and weeks we're going to be hearing more and more about this investigation well pablo epstein of course faced numerous very serious allegations that also implicated many of his associates so what happens to his case now. well you're absolutely right i mean very serious allegations indeed were brought against geoffrey epstein in the sex trafficking you know these are very strong very you know difficult cases that we're talking about here but of course conspiracy now the investigation is going to continue and let's not forget that just
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a few days ago over 2000 previously sealed documents were released and you know many prominent names have been circulating which has been fueling at much speculation and even conspiracy theories in fact the current president donald trump has even found themselves involved in that in sort of really tweeting at conspiracies in fact he was retreating at one point well known comedian who said that jeffrey epstein had information on bill clinton and now he's dead you know so as we know president trump is not shy of a conspiracy theory but for the victims their focus now is on trying to push ahead with that investigation they don't want to see the end of it it may end up being a civil suit in some cases but the shift has now focus to some of those very prominent
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names in the world of politics entertainment and business. in washington thank you so much. let's get a check now of some of the other stories making news around the world ukraine has protested against russian president vladimir putin visit to the annexed crimea region who had attended a pro kremlin biker festival there and went on a ride with a nationalist group the 9th wolves' ukraine's foreign ministry called putin's trip a crude violation of the country's sovereignty. people in guatemala have been voting in a presidential runoff election millions of guatemalans have the choice between conservative candidates a 180 and former 1st lady tourists neither of whom could command a majority of votes in the 1st round. more than a 1000 hectares of land have been devastated by fire and the spanish island of gran
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canaria around 400 residents and holiday makers were evacuated emergency services are battling to get the blaze under control. to hong kong now where police have again used tear gas in clashes with demonstrators it's the 10th weekend of increasingly violent protests in the territory the protests began an opposition to a law that would have allowed extradition to china but it says expanded into calls for more democracy and greater autonomy from the mainland and now it's not just the protesters and police who are on the front line workers from hong kong social services are also mobilizing. hong kong social workers preparing for a demonstration. they work his volunteers at the weekend protests i've met someone who watches 11 years old putting on all the years in
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a frontlines oh i think actually it's a lot lot only the 4 years. as an adult we should do something we should come out and protect the social workers help demonstrators and affected passers by alike with anything from the ministering i wash to a scorching elderly people out of the actions and they wear gas masks as protection against the tear gas used by police up to $600.00 canisters fired per day. organizers have developed a strategy of holding numerous small rallies at ever changing locations. but hong kong's international airport is a favorite of protesters tell global travel is about their goals no extradition of hong kong suspects to mainland china protecting democracy in hong kong after britain handed the territory back to china 9 $197.00 residents were guaranteed freedoms not granted on the mainland including freedom of speech and an independent
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judiciary beijing says agitation is a stoking violence encouraged by foreign powers including britain. to w. correspondent phebe kong has been monitoring the situation on the ground for us in hong kong she summed up the weekend's events for us. it has the details we can in the row but there is still in those type of hong kong protests too and in recent demonstrations last more protesters often target police stations like here in various regions across the city police offices the plots here gas wall pretty closely but little hesitation they fire is not only in residential areas but even inside metro station today although police is now on the severe criticism in hong kong they remain tough to suppress the protest because the authority especially beijing is backing them by all means top office feels like a hot lie approach to handle the crisis in hong kong this justified police operation by emphasizing the fall apart on the protest which is not likely to cool
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down the tension in the south tower. in yemen the leader of the southern separatists says his group is committed to a cease fire in the southern port city of aden and is willing to attend talks brokered by saudi arabia the separatists who want to split from the north and are backed by the united arab emirates sees dayton on saturday. 6 fighter 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 apart but a lot of them got it all today we achieved a big victory in the south coppertone they didn't win this time pro governor pataki and peter. said. it follows several
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days of intense clashes in aden with residents caught in the crossfire. the war began 5 years ago and 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 a battlefield as civilians continue to bear the brunt of this ongoing conflict. all right let's get some sports news now and in tennis canadian teenager beyond
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condra school became the 1st female home winner of the rogers cup and 50 years after serina williams retired injured williams was only on court in toronto for 16 minutes before pulling out with back spasms she was left in tears as she was consoled by interest the last time williams retired from a final was at this tournament in 2000 which is the year andrusco was born. now it's one of the toughest olympic events and next year in tokyo the swimming marathon make it even tougher athletes expressed concerns over the quality and temperature of the water following a test event on sunday organizers have to monitor the situation closely. open water swimming is as physical as it is grueling swimmers jostle for position in close proximity having
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a decent strategy escape in tokyo though they're worried something else might be lurking in the water. till it was a little stinky and that clarity is not very good for the identity of the day and i want the water quality to be improved. in october 2017 tests uncovered levels of eco by bacteria 20 times higher than safe standards organizers say those levels have since been brought down another problem is tokyo sweltering summer heat this test event started at 7 in the morning but the air temperature was already over 30 degrees a concern for swimming's governing body. basically formation or you'll decide that when they have it or stop. get the 5 in the 5 to 6 get busy studying the bed all the what the. organizers say swim a safety is their main priority and those competing in next year's marathon they
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