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this is g w news live from berlin the stakes are high in israel as the country holds its 2nd election this year benjamin netanyahu is hoping to hold on to power despite the threat of corruption charges but he's facing a strong challenge from former military chief benny gantz also coming up and just one last thing she on the street i am i have to see international
honor's environmental activist directed to number 2 calls to protest the fight against climate change and scientists here in europe are calling it a serious threat a deadly virus has already killed more than a 1000000 all of trees in italy and has now spread to neighboring france as more trees are felled to try and stop the rot we look at the fallout from all this growing countries. and he changed the world by exposing how the u.s. government was conducting mass surveillance and lying about it now edward snowden has written a book about the new dangers to our privacy. i'm sorry kelli walk into the program voting is underway in israel in its 2nd general aleck. in this year it's expected to be
a tight race the prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his wife voted early it is hoped that today's election will end the political crisis that began when netanyahu was unable to form a government after the last election back in april former army chief benny gantz is netanyahu is main challenger. and for more on this i am joined now by correspondent marion dougherty who is live in jerusalem so how has the voter turnout been so far mariam. hi sara so the voter turnout this morning has actually been higher than in the previous elections which was a little bit unexpected i mean we have to see how it pans out during the day but people were actually expecting kind of voter apathy in the 2nd round in such a short time and but of course this is an unprecedented thing to have 2 elections within such a short time period so we don't really know what's going to happen it's also going to be interesting to see the arab voter turnout this time the israeli citizens the
arab israelis arab citizen to have israeli citizenship. and see how they vote because there's actually a new our party now that's come back together and that might bring up the turnout in that sector and the incumbent the prime minister benjamin netanyahu as we mentioned he's not just fighting for his political survival many expect him to actually seek immunity over a potential corruption and israel elected how much of a role did this play in the election. it actually didn't play that much of a role but there are the ultra-orthodox parties which are the kind of traditional supporters of a right wing coalition of his right wing coalition have already pledged their support for such a bill and just recently also another right wing party a national religious party called headed by some famous politicians in israel also pledged their support for this bill i mean 1st he has to become prime minister and put together a coalition and then before you even does that some hearings are already scheduled
for the beginning beginning of october if he does get charged that he will be expected to resign and of course if he has the immunity bill passed that he won't have to do that and people have been accusing him of you know just trying to stay in political just trying to keep his power not really serving the well being of the country it has been a charge campaign netanyahu one of one of the big promises that he has made in this campaign is to annex part of the west bank if reelected as the israeli electorate moves so far to the right that that's now a possibility. well domestically actually that announcement was kind of seen as you know pre-election theatricals like a last minute panic panicked attempt to appeal to hardliners to have a good hard line right wingers to vote for his party rather than the other extreme right wing parties then rather than other right wing parties. of course it would be a dramatic thing to do if he does get elected and he does pull through with it
there are many complicated questions involved you know what's going to happen to the palestinians who live in that area many security questions the security establishment is actually not necessarily in favor of it but in terms of the position itself maintaining settlements in the west bank and also maintaining military hold on the strategically important jordan valley that's a position that blue and white the. other parties that contending against him holds miriam davian in jerusalem thank you. let's get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world in afghanistan 24 people were killed in parvana province when a bomb exploded near an election rally where president musharraf's ghani was speaking he was on her to the taliban claimed responsibility for that and later blast in the capital kabul that left many injured and 3 dead. u.s. president donald trump says that he believes iran was probably behind the attacks on saudi oil installations over the weekend he also said that he was waiting for
a quote to finity of proof of who was responsible and that he would consult allies he said there would be no rush to a military response. in britain the battle over brights it has moved to the supreme court which is hearing a case claiming that prime minister boris johnson acted illegally when he suspended parliament johnson said that the shutdown was to prepare for a new legislative agenda opponents say that the real reason was to prevent parliamentary scrutiny. on conflict or cali kerry lamb said that she will engage in direct talks with community leaders in an effort to end 3 months of protest she added further discussions with them be opened up with the broader public being able to join. us. 16 year old environmentalist gratitude burke has received an award from amnesty international for her work urging climate urgent action to deal with climate change at a ceremony in washington amnesty said that she had shown unique leadership.
it was the moment the crowd had been waiting for. and hearing brighter to merge for her message. was activism works. so what i'm telling you to do now is to act. because no one is too small to make a difference this award. is for all of those millions of people young people around the world who together make up a movement called fridays for a future be a movement founded after missing school on fridays to protest against political
action on climate change and to support the attention of people both young and old including the secretary general of amnesty international community do he spoke to d.w. the award ceremony. i think this is something powerful about young people speaking out in this way because the c.e.o.'s of the fossil fuel companies place and trump and all the other people that are holding us back from progress our parents and grandparents and so on and hopefully the penny will drop. the fridays for future activists have urged everybody to take part in global climate strikes on september 20th and 27th to coincide with the un climate summit in new york back in 2 bird said he hopes to see you on the streets. when our political results in tunisia's presidential election are due to be released today and an upset looks
likely with 2 anti establishment candidates ahead law professor and political outsider kai saeed was leading on monday with 2 thirds of the vote counted while imprisoned media magnate. naive karl we knew was in 2nd place now the 2 men are likely to head off against each other in a runoff next month. this in the parliamentary elections slated for october the 6th a widely seen as a test for one of the world's youngest democracies so let's get more on that we are joined now here in the studio by my colleague who knows the region very well he has actually just returned from tunisia far of deal karim welcome to the set so tell us i mean the arab spring we all know the revolution started in tunisia and that was 8 years ago. how is the situation now regarding you know human rights civil liberties in the country you mentioned it's
a young democracy when you talk in the era of congress about tunisia they always say it's the contrie within the arab countries that is in the best way to a democracy when you talk about freedom of expression freedom of speech it's also as an example compared to the other arab countries according to reports without borders when you talk about women rights it's also very progressive compared to other countries they are discussing today the inheritance flow men and women in heard the same and that's according what's written in court on the way it is explain the also have like when you talk very concrete example about polygraph. me which is almost in every arab country allowed in in tunisia in tunisia women and men are only allowed to marry 11 partner and that's you know all these give tunisia a very different state as compared to civil rights and compared to rights and when you talk to didn't even last week when i talked to them you could feel they are aware that we are having elections they are aware that we having according to what
they say free elections because you really had a good competition and the results show that's not the typical are coming from the typical parties are going to win according no and this gives the diversity and different opinions and all this is creating a very different atmosphere now in tunisia compared to the ira countries so what is on the voters' minds then because i mean you were out there and you spoke with them they have concerns stay have they have concerns when you talk to the younger generation they want jobs. they say liberty freedom having civil rights that's the 1st step and now it's about having jumps you have a gap between being studying in the university and the requirements you need to work you have a gap between what you learn and then what you don't have to use so they say unemployment is almost 34 percent percent. within the younger generation so they
say give us jobs because you have a big challenge when you talk to the young generation they all want to leave and the biggest thrasher tunisia has today is a generation that's motivated that wants to work the wants to change and so they have to invest in them and debts what you feel and see and hear like i was in different con and in different cities i was in tunisia it wasn't fox i wasn't djerba you know i talk and they say unemployment is they should change you have a start up scene this is also changing and the 2nd thing is corruption they want. very clear statement from the government from the elected president to fight corruption and seriously because after 8 years the day according to transparency international a corruption in tunisia is still there so people say fight corruption give us jobs we are in a good way to democracy and let's go for it together and they weighed in on all of those issues the results expected to be released today in this presidential
election karim who has just returned from the country thank you so much for your point except for france has issued a state of high alert for farming regions after officials detected signs of a disease that destroys all of trees the bacteria which causes what is called olive tree leprosy has devastated groves in neighboring italy news that the disease has crossed the border has growers in southern france rushing to take precautions. to trees infected with the feared plant as he's in southern france were discovered in private gardens not far from the mediterranean coast they had to be called but wouldn't have survived much longer anyway i seen a. bacterium that enters the sap that is carried by the stuff of the plans and it causes the plant to dry out like it's running out of water to zillo 1st studios affects many different plants it's native to costa rica but has spread to other
places to trade in agricultural products in california in the late 1990 s. it almost wiped out an entire one producing region it's found equally attractive conditions in italy where it 1st appeared in 2013 transmitted by insects like this one particular strain of the bacteria has ravaged olive groves across the country killing many trees that were centuries old especially in the southern region of up . and tip you want to be much. like it was before with the few remaining to. production is going to fall a lot this year 80 percent in our region. and that has had dramatic consequences in an area that relies heavily on the industry there's a quote that even then i went from 50 employees to 0 and even had to fire my secretary who had been working here for 16 years you know what. growers in italy
like antonio de lorenzo's have fought a losing battle against the pathogen for years the damage caused by the blight is irreparable because all of trees grow slowly. but if you need they can take 10 to 15 years before a tree bears fruit but that isn't the only problem. if you put in new trees and they grow diseased again and the economic impact hits you twice as hard. experts say the disease can spread by up to 2 kilometers a month if an infected plant is detected the only response authorities currently have is to kill every other potential carrier plant within $100.00 metre radius in france the authorities still hope they can keep celera at bay. you don't cut down century old trees like this with pleasure it hurts but you have to do it is to preserve all the rest of our heritage but. all of farmers and southern friends can
only hope the authorities were quick enough to stop the further transmission of the letter fastidious this time and they know it probably won't be the last. and we are joined now by andrea my own i know who is the scientific officer at the european food safety authority in parma thank you for joining us and walk into the program how big of a problem is this i mean when we soon be running out of olive oil. hello so you have to consider that this is one of the most dangerous plan material in the ward which has a huge impact in agriculture and on top of that you have to consider these bacteria have a plant species that candle's the bacteria so a lot of the research is ongoing of the moment and coming back to your question about the only boy i can tell you does one of the most promising research at the moment is a lot of the researchers resistant told to be cool to bars they are testing
a lot of different kuti of ours and one of them was already found to be told around to the bacteria talk so there is hope i would say so what goes through what exactly is happening here because you know what factors are leading to the spread of the bacteria and to farmers all over europe now have to worry well this is not this is a bacteria that cannot move alone so for it spread it needs an insect so. that goes to an infected feed and a vessel. of the bacteria and acquired the bacteria so that he said then goes to an iffy plant and can transmit that but the area so this is how the bacteria spread. in the environment so the control of the victory is quite important in addition over the last that scientific opinion on sea level showed. even if the southern area of europe are most more
a 3 square in whole the european investors areas of the european terry threes they're our client is down there so we travel for the bacteria. what can be done to stop the bacteria because i mean we have you know the situation right now is that a lot of these trees are being cut down and the plants surrounding them. yeah so there's there isn't really a lot of research in going above all europe but also in the other countries of the war there are facing these programs so unfortunately our demo meant a cure can remove the bacteria from the new affected bond is not being found there there are a lot of research on this topic and this is why at the moment it's quite important to apply to control measures during plays which include also the cut of trees but the cutter of threes is one of the measure in a set of controlled measure that they're taught by all together to be effective which includes for example. the control of the vector and one of one very important
element is also the surveillance or d.v.d. which allowed to find the plans infected by the bacteria thank you so much on tram iran now from the european food safety authority in parma we appreciate it thank you. edward snowden's autobiography permanent record hit the shelves today it details what the former emma n.s.a. contractor calls the crisis of conscious that led him to leak classified documents revealing the extent of u.s. government surveillance now it is 6 years since snowden shared that information from hong kong the place that he chose to unmask himself as soon as he did he found himself under threat and he found an unlikely hiding place with a group of asylum seekers they sheltered him in their homes for a couple of weeks before he fled to moscow where he's now living in exile but most
of those people are still stuck in hong kong authorities there have rejected their asylum applications and they now face deportation to sri lanka the country that they fled their only hope is to have their asylum applications accepted in canada where 2 of the refugees were offered protection earlier this year we met one of the families in hong kong. it's just a game for 3 year old dana but for his family hiding has become a way of life one that desperate to leave behind a 7 year old said to me was just a baby. and tina was not even born when their parents asylum seekers from sri lanka found themselves sheltering us intelligence contracted tunde whistleblower edward snowden since their role in his story came to light they haven't felt safe for the supposed received threatening phone calls some for some pirates. in reality or to study for their trade rescaling so we keep
a dog at home and we carry through a whole new put importers misleading. one re that horrible one we we have to be always be appropriate we have to be older. we say if it's very difficult the family's lawyer says they've been. followed and questioned by hong kong authorities to to their association with snowden but despite the pressure they're under now supposin and his wife know dk say they don't regret helping him he need that hit of the day. we we're here when and when he saw. somebody you when you come to me i was he said to me i want to stay here somebody is somewhat of a want to. kill me as for me i will help you know move to. hong kong has rejected the families asylum claims but they have one hope they've applied for asylum in canada earlier this year that country accepted one of the other families who helped
edward snowden and hong kong filipino vanessa rodel and her daughter kiana her father is supposed to both families are close and the separation has taken its hall . one of my kids see how the free life and independent they mean a lot to watch. the family always sticks together when they leave that tiny apartment in downtown hong kong the parents face deportation back to sri lanka where they fled persecution and abuse canada is still processing their asylum claims they wait and they hope to be together and to be safe from to marry state yeah right. direction they see right people good yeah. that. freedom is that way but with no news from kind of their own that cases freedom feels a long way off. but there were celebrations just over
a year ago after india's supreme court overturned a colonial era law that had criminalized gay sex the band had once inspired fear in india's gay community it was used to threaten intimidate and blackmail them for some by their own families it's a major milestone after a decades long legal battle but activists want equal rights and social acceptance for people in india remain elusive yet there are signs of a shift bollywood films with gay characters for example restaurants and cafes declaring themselves gay friendly and same sex couples hope in time their unions will be no big deal. to walk out in the open just one small pleasure that makes their years of struggle worth it. vivek and vishwa can finally just be themselves used to be different. and it was
a who you were trying to be with their relationship was still a crime when they got married in 2017. they faced discrimination from all sides even from their families that live experience were so furious they physically assaulted the couple that. i knew. the they haven't seen yet so in my age. there was a few of them trying to use. us being together as evidence against. him because it's still illegal for him in the existing. in a sexual relationship so that was a ticket to us to make it more dramatic but until the ruling last year that gave them the legal right to express their love it's crap to one and a half century old law that criminalizes same sex relationships sparking hopes of
equality. when it came out there was this series of. you know these border sure. you know those were like going to sleep suddenly lifted off or delayed all. because we've reviewed leave ingenuity or this would not happen in the lifetimes at least i said that maybe to go to the 50 hers that's a slap in the face for those who are against gay people including vick's parents. i have if you did so and so. do you sound defeated that you know did you not have anything to do or did you know. so there's a little bit now i think that they say. vishwa is a bit luckier. his mother has shown more understanding despite the
blessing of those who support them the couple still see a long battle ahead many in india's traditional society still stigmatized them their marriage is not legally recognized. the need to see. the ignition with its feet up is good. because it a lot of other things that my village. budget goodlooking property rights. for the right of adoption and so vivica envision was fine he continues but for now they're enjoying their time as a couple with a new sense of hope. now the winner of one of the world's most lucrative art prizes the premium imperio are being announced at this hour the awards honor fire exceptional talents for their lifetime achievements in the fields of painting sculpture architecture film and music.
you're watching there the german violin virtuoso alice. she is among the winners along with the multi-talented south african artist william cantrip he's known for work that combines the poetic and the political the prizes backed by japan's royal family. coming up next on news our bundesliga show kick off with all of the highlights from match day 4 and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information on our website that's it dot com i'm sorry kelly in berlin thanks for watching.
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