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t.w. . place . this is t w news live from berlin and lawmakers in the u.s. demand answers after just grazed billionaire jeffrey epstein dies in jail in an apparent suicide he was facing sex trafficking charges that could have implicated the rich and powerful also coming up. hong kong police used tear gas after protests turned violent this comes after activists define
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a ban on demonstrations and throw rocks at officers it's the test weekend of anti-government demonstrations in the territory. and separatist take control of yemen's temporary capital their former saudi backed allies are calling it a coup and have launched airstrikes. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us. lawmakers in the u.s. are demanding 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 prison just weeks after an apparent previous suicide attempt f.b.i. is now investigating his death. before now says intense the reaction beyond painful
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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 epstein has prompted 3 separate legal bullet is 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 investor was accused of having sexually abused and polished women and girls as young as 14 on suggests palm
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beach villa the 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 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
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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 emerge surrounding the circumstances of epstein is 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 on the attorney general william barr. 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
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know the issue now with the speculation the media frenzy surrounding how this was allowed to happen considering that just 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 abstain 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
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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 a few days ago over 2000 previously sealed documents were released and you know many prominent names have been circulating which has been fueling much speculation and even conspiracy theories in fact the current president donald trump has even found themselves involved in sort of really tweeting and 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
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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 names in the world of politics entertainment 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's visit to the annexed crimea region who had attended the pro kremlin biker festival there and went on a ride with the nationalist group the night wolves ukraine's foreign ministry called trip crude a violation of the country's sovereignty. people in guatemala have been voting in a presidential runoff election millions of guatemalans have a choice between conservative candidate a 180 and former 1st lady sun torres neither of whom could command
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a majority of votes in the 1st round. more than a 1000 hectares of land have been devastated by fire on the spanish island of gran canaria around 400 residents and holiday makers were evacuated and emergency services are battling to get the blaze under control. to hong kong now where police have again used tear gas and clashes with demonstrators it's the 10th weekend of increasingly violent protests in the territory the protests began in opposition to a law that would have allowed extradition to china but it's since 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's social services are also mobilizing. to work preparing for
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a demonstration. they work is volunteers at the weekend protests are someone who worked just 11 years old putting on all the gears in her from arm so i think actually it's not not 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 administering i washed to a school shooting elderly people out of the actions of 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 here protesters tell global travel is about their goals no extradition of hong kong suspects to mainland china protecting democracy in hong kong after
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britain handed the territory back to china in 1997 residents were guaranteed freedoms not granted on the mainland including freedom of speech and an independent judiciary beijing says agitation is a stoking violence encouraged by foreign powers including britain. did it while your 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 been a tense weekend in the row but there is still no siple hong kong code has to end in recent demonstrations last more protesters often target police stations like here in various regions across the city police officers the plots here gas wall frequently but they don't hesitate they fire is not only in residential areas but even inside metro station today although police is now on the severe criticism in calling call that we made helped to suppress the post has because the authority
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especially basing its. by all means top office feels like a hot why approach to handle the crisis at home call this justified police operation but ever sizing the fall of the protest was just not likely to cool down the tension in the saltire. turning now to yemen where the leader of the southern separatists says his group is committed to a ceasefire in the southern port city of aden and is willing to attend talks for over by saudi arabia the separatists who want to split from the north and are backed by the united arab emirates seized dayton on saturday. 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 to the conflict tearing yemen apart but
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a lot of them got it all today we achieved a big victory in the south capital they didn't win this time pro governor pataki and where defeated. set up not 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 require some form of protection or humanitarian assistance and millions of children are suffering from severe malnutrition. after the outbreak of fighting
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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 some sports news now and in tennis canadian teenager bianca andres who became the 1st female home winner of the rogers cup in 50 years after serina williams retired injured williams was the only on court in toronto for 16 minutes before pulling out of with back spasms she was left in tears as she was consoled by injury screw the last time williams retired from a final was at this tournament in 2000 the year that andrusco was born. and it is one of the toughest olympic events and next year in tokyo the swimming marathon may get even tougher athletes expressed concern over the quality and temperature of the water following a test event on sunday organizers have vowed to monitor the situation closely.
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open water swimming is as physical as it is gruelling swimmers jostle for position in close proximity having a decent strategy is key in tokyo though they're worried something else might be lurking in the water. bill it was a little singley and the clarity is not very good to be identical but. i want the water quality to be improved. in october 2017 tests uncovered levels of eco dyed bacteria 20 times higher than safe standards to 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 04 but should we will decide that when that stop. can be applied to the $5.00 to $6.00 skilled beseeched
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of the. all the. organizers say swim a safety is their main priority for those competing in next year's marathon they may end up passing more than just each other. you're watching news coming to you from berlin don't forget you can also get the latest news and information or no website just go to www dot com american and steen from all of us in berlin thanks for watching. robots that are still in. the development phase for the something to happen when they grow. will humans and machines be able to peacefully co-exist or are we on the verge of a robot collapse. if we just bumble into this totally unprepared with our heads in
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the fusing to think about what could go wrong then let's face it it's probably going to be the biggest mistake in history. artifice.


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