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this is deja vu news live from a horrific discovery in a truck container near london. emergency services attended but sadly in france 9 people inside the contrary know the guards. are trying because they believe to have come from bulk area could the victims be migrants hoping for a better life. also coming up russia and turkey strike a deal on northern syria president bush in an air to want to agree to set up a so-called safe zone and extend a cease fire in the region turkey tells kurdish forces they have 6 days to leave
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the syrian border zone. u.s. democrats hope it could be the clincher washington's top diplomat in ukraine tells a congressional inquiry that president trump did try to pressure kiev into investigating his political rivals. plus would you pay 300000 euros for a stained a sweaty old cardigan that's how much of this piece from kurt cobain's words were opus likely to cost an upcoming auction of pop and rock memorabilia in new york guaranteed to smells like teen spirit. times to me so much got to thank you for joining us we start with a tragedy unfolding in the u.k. 39 people have been found dead in a truck container on the outskirts of london the vehicle was found at an industrial park and is believed to come from bowl garia the driver has been arrested on
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suspicion of murder. at 1st glance there's nothing unusual about this cargo truck parked in an industrial estate in the town of gray's east of london. but when police forced open the doors in the early hours of wednesday they made a gruesome discovery the lifeless bodies of 39 people believed to have made their way to the u.k. from bulgaria police say they got there too late to help those inside. emergency services attended but sadly all 39 people inside the container had died. early indications suggest that one of these people was a teenager the rest are believed to be adults. a murder investigation was launched and the lorry driver a 25 year old man from northern ireland was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in place custody. prime minister boris johnson tweeted that he was appalled by this tragic incident. the truck entered britain via northern ireland on
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saturday police are now trying to piece together the tragic sequence of events. is following this story for us and joins us from our high shall let you are at that industrial park outside of london where the bodies were discovered overnight tell us what you've been seeing there. well this is this area this industrial park has been cordoned off by police shortly after the discovery at 1 40 am the police was called to the scene actually by ambulance services last night we don't know who called the ambulance service but they there was nothing they could do anymore for those $39.00 people found inside the truck they were sadly all found dead at the scene ever since then the police has been investigating this incident we are being let shortly inside the area where the truck is still. being investigated by police
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right behind that gate that you see behind me and of course authorities are right now investigating everything that they can find out we know that that driver the northern irish 25 year old driver is in pretties custody on suspicion of murder. what do we know about the victims. well we know that the truck originated in bulgaria if the victims were bull gary and we can't tell at this point authorities have not made that clear or if they were indeed refugees but this incident reminds of mine reminds us of another incident in 2015 at the height of the refugee crisis when a truck was found in austria by the side of the motorway deserted by its drivers and over 70 people were found dead inside there so human trafficking people trafficking remains an issue in europe and authorities will have to see what the driver of this truck really know. of the original of those of those
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victims i was talking to a lorry driver before which told me usually they don't know what they are actually carrying in their trucks on their way but this driver in particular he took a very and also docks route when he entered the united kingdom through a small town which added a day to his journey and that could indicate that he wanted to avoid checkpoints physical checks at some of the bigger ports when you enter the united kingdom so all of that the authorities are investigating and hoping to find on sos from that driver of the lhari. pots with the very latest on this story for us thank you. russia and turkey say they have a plan for syria's future after talks in the black sea resort of sochi russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart baird one say they're adding
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another 6 days to a ceasefire that was due to expire on tuesday evening turkey wants to establish a buffer zone along its border with northern syria from which kurdish forces would be excluded the agreement follows a u.s. brokered truce which expired on tuesday. the kremlin had predicted difficult talks perhaps that's why the greeting was particularly friendly we organize extra nice weather for you bludgeon imputing told his turkish counterpart russia time. 6 and a half long hours of negotiations lay ahead mostly in private the biggest sticking point the extent of a proposed buffer zone and who controls it. but. in a very long and tends to scotians we have succeeded in finding a solution which in my opinion is very important and promising. possible if there is a just a solution for the very complicated situation at the turkish syrian border cities could produce continued under the deal russian military police and syrian troops
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will ensure that syrian kurdish forces retreat 30 kilometers from the border during a cease fire russian and turkish troops will then jointly patrol a buffer zone 10 kilometers wide ad $100.00 demanded 35 kilometers particular playground the syrian refugees will move into the areas that are to be cleared of terrorists because of facts around 1000000 people you know. turkey and russia will be hoping for international help to resettle refugees but a german proposal to establish an international safe zone was not considered in the sochi talks it was new year why do you need europeans for another unnecessary big player in a situation that's very difficult anyway and then you add in some strangers and you know i don't think russia wants that the fewer partners the better or wish the so she will enhance putin's role in the region even add one had to accept that in the
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search for a solution to the syria conflict there is no way around the russian president. nato secretary general yen stoltenberg says it is too early to judge the consequences of the deal struck between russia and nato member turkey over northern syria speaking head of a nato defense ministers summit in brussels burke said he was encouraged that a cease fire between turkey and syrian kurds ahead of the agreement was a 1st step towards a political settlement. and our correspondent teri schultz is covering that summit for us in brussels hi terry so yes stoltenberg says it is too early to pass judgment but what how is nato viewing the situation at this point in northern syria . very very cautiously suman this situation puts nato in such an awkward position not only were many allies uncomfortable when the us pulled its limited military personnel out of northern syria because that was seen as the only
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barrier to turkey going in then of course they spoke out against turkey's military incursion they urged turkey not to do this they urged turkey to make it very limited of course many of these same governments most of these same governments across town at e.u. had quarters have already put a partial arms embargo on turkey that's something that can't happen at nato but there are going to be some very awkward conversations around the table some very uncomfortable discussions to be had everyone says they're looking forward to hearing how it describes what it's doing in northern syria what about the u.s. position terry what if the u.s. said. the u.s. of course is seen by some as partially responsible for the turks going in the u.s. doesn't take responsibility itself it has blamed turkey very harshly of course we saw president trump put out these tweets after the incursion saying he would destroy the turkish economy because of this and more relevant here to nato you have the u.s. defense secretary mark esper on his way to brussels now saying that he believes
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that war crimes may have been committed on the ground in northern syria and that turkey may be held responsible for that so again i just can't emphasize strongly enough what an awkward situation this is for the alliance these are their 2 biggest militaries and they are criticizing each other in this situation one more positive note both allies and nato secretary general u.n. stoltenberg have responded positively to the german suggestion that if there is a safe zone set up in northern syria that perhaps there would be an international monitoring mission of that area led by germany so the u.s. could then support this proposal for an international security zone but wouldn't take part in it. that's right i asked u.s. ambassador kay bailey hutchison if the u.s. would participate in this and she said she doesn't see that happening but she saw it as a very good thing that europe is taking the lead on this that germany specifically has proposed this and she said that will be discussed around the table and that it would be viewed viewed as a very positive development if there should be
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a safe zone set up in northern syria to defuse teri schultz reporting for us thank you terry. now to some other stories making news around the world european council president donald tusk says he will recommend the e.u. grant the u.k. another extension to leave the block where just prime minister boris johnson says he wants no further brags that delay but after parliament rejected the schedule for debate on his divorce deal he could now push for an early election. at least one person has died and 2 others are missing after torrential rain caused flash floods in northern spain a heavy rainfall also prompted power cuts affecting almost 25000 people and forced the closure of dozens of road studer flooding and landslides. voting is underway in botswana where president mussy sees botswana democratic party is facing a serious challenge from the main opposition party that's after his predecessor withdrew his support and backed the opposition candidate instead the ruling the
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d.p. has been in power for more than 5 decades. the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine has testified that president donald trump did hold back military aid unless you krane agree to investigate trump's political rivals from the democratic party democrats hope william taylor's testimony could strengthen the case for impeachment proceedings against. bill taylor a career diplomat and the u.s. is ambassador in ukraine a right tight lipped at the congressional hearings mr taylor what led you to be concerned about a quid pro quo in closed door testimony taylor described what he called alarming circumstances but he said threaten the u.s. relationship with ukraine he alleged u.s. military aid was made dependent on political investigations a quid pro quo in his testimony taylor said he believed trump had a shadow foreign policy on ukraine aimed to benefit the president among other
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things trump representative allegedly told key if to look into possible. option linked to hunted by some other potential democratic opponent joe biden. democrats say taylor's testimony is stunning and well to speed up the impeachment hearings. we have a crime of a cover up in progress we're going to move quickly but move fairly but for now the republican leadership is standing by the president and his controversial description of the impeachment inquiry as a political lynching when it's about who cares about the process as long as you get it so you know this is a lynching in every sense tailless testimony has satisfy some democratic impeachment skeptics but the inquiry is far from over with committee leaders still hoping to draft articles of impeachment by the end of the year. on sunday a new parliament will be elected in the eastern german state of touring right wing
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populist are expected to perform well building on their success in other state elections earlier this year touring it has about 2000000 residents its economy is fairly strong it has experienced continual growth in recent years and unemployment is below the german average but opinion polls suggest that the governing coalition of the left party with the social democrats in the greens no longer enjoys majority support it faces a strong challenge from the far right. and we have our chief political editor with us here in studio time a seller what is at stake in this election on sunday but it's also the only state where somebody from the left party is in the lead board or homicidal and what we will see here is essentially a neck and neck race what it looks like between the far right party which has been on the rise particularly in those eastern states we also saw it in the neighboring state of saxony. recently and to the left party and they are both parties
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the governing christian democrats i'm going to malcolm's party have ruled out going into any coalition with so this is an interesting neck and neck race between the 2 fringes at the same time it looks like it will be yet another point where the big parties also the social democrats the big tent parties see their. voter group decline well one of the or the top candidate entering year for the a.s.g. the far right also happens to be one of the party's most controversial and radical leaders let's take a look now at him. to some he's the great white hope to others he's like a red rag to a bull bjorn hooka this eastern german town of bad luck is divided over the man who wants to push the far right populist party even further to the right and who doesn't pull his punches when he attacks government. i'm going to
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be ok if this big angular medical has rightly been referred to as the leader of a regime this lady together with all the representatives of the cartel parties in the government if they don't belong in the cabinet they belong in the dock their friends. statements like this are what makes her one of germany's most controversial politicians likes to provoke for example speaking of the holocaust memorial in berlin that pays tribute to the 6000000 jews murdered by the nazis the germans our people that is of the only people in the world to plant a monument of shame in the heart of their capital. of the language of. god other a.f.d. politicians and representatives is full of vocabulary that is very very similar to that of the nazis. see as they are in this is strikingly similar
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the former history teacher deliberately stirs up resentment of immigrants and is i'm sorry when people accept that thousands of their children experience school as a place of fear every day because my current much owes who bully and torture and beat them much creates. within the far right populist a.f.d. the so-called flugel a movement that the german office for the protection of the constitution has classified as extremist he's comfortable marching alongside well known right wing extremists some people in the small eastern german town don't seem bothered by hookers provocative rhetoric. i mean. he has said things in the past that don't really fit in with the times things i'd say that word not thought through was. documented to.
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tone it down just before the election but emotions he's right. but the pastor london's oncet is waged by his rhetoric and it and her sam that campaigns right in front of his church. why it is divisive his goal is not to create a peaceful society but one that marginalizes people that has no respect for people from different cultures or who perhaps think differently. ok young as the demonstrators say he didn't leave. but otherwise he's inclined to shy away from debate for the last few weeks of the election campaign he has officially declined to give interviews he's also turned down our interview request. could become the 2nd strongest party entering here if it does that would boost his efforts to consolidate his power within the party. so michel that we see there he is an
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extremely divisive person how extreme is the a.f.d. with leaders like. well if i were to be the leader of the. would become extreme right he certainly is the extreme right wing of this far right party and twice if it's in the couple of years that it's existed when in doubt take a turn further to the right the fact that the has such solid support within the air 50 and is about to potentially be bored by yet another election success makes it more likely that the if he would become more comfortable in being a far right party the fact that he was not excluded from the party the fact that efforts to exclude there were basically killed by the party leader alexander gul and shows that this is a welcome voice at the very least within the f.d.a. at the same time polling shows that the f.t. seems to be successful also despite voices like because too many voters that is
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to extreme and this is the big question here in a state that clearly is a stronghold for more rightwing voices whether this will manifest itself into a trend. that would then become more nationwide here and any use of the f.t. could likely see another election success on sunday how has the party managed to gain so much support and how are other parties reacting well that is the big question particular leaders of those big parties are asking themselves how this is possible what they're largely a party that has fed off of the so-called migration crisis they were basically on their way out and then they basically became a real factor in politics once again now they're trying to widen that out also the climate issue which is. being driven very hard by the green party was which is succeeding in getting more voters more followers there if he wants to be
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a counterparts about the only climate deniers are within the if the here in germany or climate change deniers so they're trying to tap into something that goes beyond conservatism to to the point of scientific denial there and these are issues that are playing out with the voters particularly in the eastern states at the moment where they're still really big divisions between east and west despite both sides moving a lot closer you know tell us more about this narrative it's one we saw confirmed in 2 state elections earlier this year this drifting apart in the former east and the rest of the country why are we seeing that trend or is that really drifting apart it's how much the have both sides really grown together and there were not just a great political differences great economic differences as well if you look at a map of the looking at how much disposable income is available you see exactly were the wall used to be between the communist east germany and the west and this
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is something that many voters in the east see as a disappointment there were much greater expectations of german reunification than this manifested for many economically in their lives at the same time those. states that are economically most successful saxony and tooling and which are seeing the rise of the. strongest so it's not such a simple formula and this is causing a lot of headaches here in germany certainly if he has made the political equation much more difficult and it's made it more difficult to form a stable government both reach new but also nationally if there were fresh elections here in germany all right our chief political editor michelle acoustic with us here in studio thank you so much. sports now and in champions league football byron munich escaped with a narrow victory over a greek team olympiacos but they lost yet another defender to entering look us in
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and left on crutches. out of he gave olympiacos the lead in the 23rd minute but 2 goals from robert love and thus he fired byron ahead of the polish international is now the 5th highest goal scorer of all time in the champions league olympiacos pressed to the end but baron came away with a 32 win. and the u.s. basketball fans have protested in support of a free hong kong at the n.b.a. season opener for the los angeles lakers the league has been locked in a war of words with china and lakers player le bron james us been caught in the crossfire some protesters directed their criticism directly at the star player. face of the n.b.a. le bron james was the focal point of protests at the season opener los angeles lakers top player was targeted after he criticized an official from a rival team for tweeting support for hong kong residents in their political dispute with china last week james took to social media himself stating i do not
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believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet my team and this league just went through a difficult week i think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others but james attempt to salvage the lucrative relationship between the n.b.a. and china before the season started didn't really work chinese t.v. didn't broadcast any of the n.b.a.'s opening games in protesters in los angeles are disappointed at the league's response i asked the n.b.a. to come out and make a fortune a statement that they support mr banks and support the people of hong kong and they support the american values even fans of james own team were perplexed. you know it's always tough to to use google device top. you know politics but sometimes it's necessary and i think when the bron james did. talk.
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it was not a happy night for the lakers off the court they lost their opener to cross-town rivals the los angeles clippers. now rock and pop fans with cash to spare should head over to new york where more than 700 historical artifacts from some of the world's biggest stars will go under the hammer this week personal items used by some musicians are expected to pull in 6 figures and the centerpiece is the holy grail of grunge. this grammy cardigan is not just for the dustbin it may be a bit tattered but it was once worn by legendary growing. cobain it will be open to new york and he's expected to fetch almost 300000 euros. sweaters a sweater that he actually bought in the thrift shop was made sometime in the sixty's heavily used had a lot of stains has cigarette burns so it's really you know it's easily identified because of the stains and burns and he wore it on the most important performance in
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my opinion so it's the holy grail of article clothing of kurt cobain's that could ever come up for auction. on a single warrant for the group's famous m.t.v. unplugged concert in 1993 cardigan that wrote rope history along with coke bangs guitar which is also. musical history items also under the hammer a mustard yellow velvet jacket worn by elvis presley in the film happy. in there it's from bob dylan and eric clapton. it's. a michael jackson is expected to fetch up to 190000 euros. ok you're watching news let's get a reminder now of our top story 39 people have been found dead in a truck container near london the vehicle is believed to have come from both carry
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out the driver a 25 year old man from northern ireland has been arrested on suspicion of murder. coming up next our environment show eco africa looks at kenya's efforts to save a rare and to low status.
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sound enticing but are a drain on natural resources guitars made of african women in. the region are threatened. american guitar bill is taking responsibility. financing kemeny recourse station income. eco in africa next on.
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to france to run tony and here's a scene he just sits opposite us i'm sitting on the terrace in twilight it's peaceful my 3 grandchildren suite one trouble that's our dad died when i was 8 france's ages in germany was split in 2 and remain divided for decades since it was my given one when your mother was born in 1969 the wall was already 8 years old and you know my grandchildren who were born after the war felt born in a renewed fight germany along the full time a time of great joy. 3 generations one family on a journey through recent german history. darkness
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has fallen and it's still peaceful and they have remained so for your sakes my grandchildren also i think. the berlin wall our family was star still number 60 on d w. hello and welcome to this new edition of eco africa the environment magazine brought to you by channels television nigeria dot chevelle in germany and in t.v. in uganda. the niger conservation foundation in lagos i just largest city and co-presenting with me today is my colleague sandra hello to you sandra how you doing hello good to see.

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