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>>'s life from here you can berlin, this is your world news. >> here are the top stories. >> g7 summits in berlin, what came out of the meeting? >> south korea, fears grow as a six person dies of the mers virus. >> and the turkish president suffers a major setback. is this the beginning of the end game for him? ♪ >> and now the question, what
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worked and what didn't? >> that's right, major world leaders wrapped up their summit -- there g7 summit in germany today. >> they persuaded leaders to adopt ambitious carbon reduction requirements. >> leaders agree that they agree on the status quo. >> our coverage starts with this >> report. >>german chancellor angela merkel is: the summit a success. the group of seven found common ground on -- is calling this summit a success. the group of seven found common ground on a ryan -- a range of climate change requirements. >> it was exhausting, but also really productive. it demonstrates once again how useful these types of gatherings can be. >> the summit gave leaders the
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opportunity to discuss pressing problems out of the light, and time to connect. as storms gathered outside attendees hammered out plan to phase out fossil fuels and cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70%. they hope this will pave the way for an international climate deal in paris later this year. >> we want to make sure that all countries can develop in a way that ensures the average global [no audio] the two-degree goal. >> the group of seven took a firm line with russia on the ukraine crisis. u.s. president barack obama pulled no punches in criticizing moscow's actions in eastern europe. president obama: this is not the second year in a row that the g7 has met without russia.
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every member of the g7 continues to maintain sanctions on russia for its aggression against ukraine. >> summit leaders also met with iraq, tunisia, and nigeria to discuss the rise of islamic state and deadly outbreaks like ebola. and the yuan has pledged to work to end hundred are -- and hunger by 2030 four 509 people. >> here is this wrapup from germany. >> the summit was viewed as pretty controversial before it even got going, partly because of the sheer expense of it all or between 130 million euros and 360 million euros. it's a lot of money to bring global leaders together for just 36 hours. they have been protected by well over 20,000 police officers. their job was to prevent the kind of violence we have seen at summits like this in the past
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and they succeeded in that task at least. i wonder what the summit will be remembered for most of all? i suppose it will be barack obama and angela merkel's walk around where they ate bavarian sausages and drink bavarian beer. there has been much discussion about the greek debt crisis and the situation in eastern ukraine, with whispers of possible new sanctions against moscow because of it. angela merkel has had an opportunity to map out her vision -- has had an opportunity to map out her vision to reduce use of fossil fuels. how much substance there is to it, that remains to be in. >> that was our own peter craven reporting from the g7 summit in germany. >> chancellor merkel pushed hard for the climate deal. she argued it was essential to reach levels they have set later
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this year. >> carbon emissions are just one of the ways they are working to protect the environment. take a walk in haiti to see how that things already are. >> many children in haiti grow up in poverty, which means they are surrounded by rubbish. waste is constantly washing up on the beach, but nobody cleans it up and there's no trash collection will stop hate -- trash collection. haiti is one of the most densely populated places on earth. and many of them live on less than one dollar a day. the people of these neighboring villages live from fishing, but the men usually just fine garbage in their net. jules greener is a marine biology. -- biologist. he set up the center for
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protection of marine biodiversity. >> thing trash like this on the beach, i cannot even really describe it. i used to go to the beach when i was younger and it was pretty clean in most races, but nothing like this. this is an environmental disaster and it doesn't just stay here. it also travels to all the oceans. it ends up in other countries and i think we will have an -- a real problem. >> the foundation, together with local authorities, has already established five protection zones so that fish stocks can recover. it should work in theory, but in practice the men continue to fish in the protected areas. >> we've never really argued about it. we all know he's one of us and knows about the plants and animals here. we want to protect the area. but it is not that easy.
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>> is a difficult situation. the family wants to eat but it has become difficult to survive. everything is more expensive and we can hardly afford anything. we are hungry. >> poverty leads to environmental disruption -- destruction and a depleted environment, in turn, leads to poverty. it is an endless cycle and is not limited to the coastline. more than 90% of haiti's forests have been cleared. now the mangroves are being [no audio] and people have neither electricity or gas, which means exploitation means even less to live off of. >> without social and economic irrelevant all of that is linked to a healthy environment. and the environment in haiti, as far as i'm concerned, if very
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much worth saving. >> it is becoming more difficult for young people to stay in haiti. many have left for the u.s. or neighboring countries will stop the country -- it or neighboring countries. the country environmental problems will not remain contained here. they are everyone's problem. >> more business news for you. a big shakeup at deutsche bank. the british baker john cryan is to take over sceo. >> that is right, and in recent years, it has been one scandal over another -- after another at germany's largest lender. but at the announcement that they both resign, it still came as a big surprise. >> the markets seem to like the change. but first, this report. >> back in 2012, these two sought to change the management
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culture at deutsche bank. but that is all in the past. they assume to be yesterday's men. the capital market can be cruel. -- they are soon to be yesterday's men. the capital market can be cruel. not one of monday morning as the market celebrated the news of their respect nations. -- of their resignations. >> they want to close that chapter that was unpleasant for the public. no more dual leadership will stop as the saying goes, too many cooks spoil the broth. >> investors at the annual shareholder meeting to go, only 61% voted in favor of the two. normally, it would be almost 90%. the culture change didn't happen. they could not escape path scandals. one is on trial for fraud.
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and the bank is being fined a record sum of 2.3 billion euros for its role in mitigating the london-based libor interest rate system. on top of that, there are disputes of mortgage operations and suspicions of money laundering. it is now up to the former ubs banker john cryan to restore confidence. he will run the banks together with your vintage and -- jurgen fitchen. in may, he will take over as the sole head of deutsche bank. >> it seems it's already boosting confidence. here is why. >> investors really like the news that john cryan will become the new ceo of deutsche bank. the reasoning behind this is that john cryan is the man who knows how to talk to the markets. he worked as the chief financial officer for ubs, and he worked for thomas at t --omasek in
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singapore, and it means he knows not only the insights of the large banks, but knows how investors look at the large banks. he has the potential to reestablish the reputation of deutsche bank among investors. >> the rally in deutsche bank share prices did not do much to help germany's dax index today. it finished in negative territory, losing nearly 1.2%. over in new york and the dow jones is still open and it is currently in negative territory while the euro is rally -- is valued at $1.12. >> more talks have been held in berlin on the greek debt crisis. it was a low-key affair for the finance minister yana smart focus and his german counterpart
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-- it for the greek finance and his german counterpart. >> europe urgently needs to agree on the way forward for greece, and athens is running out of money and risks crashing out the eurozone. at least 49 civilians, including six children have been killed in government airstrikes in syria. that is according to a british-based human rights group. warplanes bombed a public square in northern italy province. >> this video posted online which you will see in just a few minutes. you can see the areas mostly controlled by eric -- fight rebel forces. i don't think we will get that video for you. >> a six person has died in south korea from the virus known as middle east respiratory syndrome.
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>> total of 87 people have been infected in korea -- in south korea by mers in the largest outbreak outside the middle east. >> it has people donning protective masks and avoiding public places altogether. >> this baseball stadium in south korea would normally be filled with fans, but today more than half the seats are empty. movie theaters and shopping malls are just as deserted. for the few venturing out, most are wearing made -- facemasks. in seoul, many schools are closed amidst the outbreak, but this high school is going ahead. teachers are taking precautions though, checking students for signs of the virus. >> i'm really thankful that our school is taking preventative measures so we can feel safe.
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even though mers is a scary disease with a high fatality rate, i feel relieved because of what the school is doing. >> at an emergency meeting south korea's president that public health authorities are taking action to curb the spread. >> our current measures are aimed at tracking the cause of infection and stopping the spread of the disease. since the situation is continuously changing, we need to act quickly. we are putting together a task force right now with full authority to act. >> authorities say there is no risk of the virus spreading to the general population at present, but they are not taking any chances. an entire village was placed under quarantine after one woman visited a half at all epicenter of the outbreak. -- visited a hospital at in the center of the outbreak. >> we will take a break. don't go
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away.
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>> welcome back to the journal. turkey's president says no party can cover -- governor alone. this was his comment after the akp suffered a big setback in parliamentary elections. >>'s statement was ironic, was in it question mark they lost -- wasn't it? they lost their position as the biggest party in power. >> in ankara and elsewhere in turkey, the morning papers were in hot demand. the headlines are dramatic, "downfall, people setting up, and a brand-new turkey."
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>> i believe this is a good result for turkey. i'm in favor of a diverse parliament in turkey and anywhere in the world. >> chris was expected. it is a victory for humanity. it is necessary to make sure people are no longer oppressed. >> i capital en route to the crisis meeting. for 12 years, the akp as governor alone and now they need a coalition partner's -- has governed alone and now they need a coalition partner. >> it's one of the most positive results of yesterday's election. turkey has a mature democracy, therefore a coalition [no audio] are very unlikely. >> in kurdish areas, the election result was celebrated in early hours.
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-- into the early hours. it was the kurdish party that stopped the governing party from achieving an absolute majority. that means a plan to change to the constitution which would have given the president more power, is no longer in the cards. >> let's go to istanbul for some analysis will stop our correspondent joins us via skype. dorian what if this mean for politics in turkey? >> it's the end of 13 years of the akp having crushing majorities in parliament and being able to do more or less what they want. now we are back to the times of coalition government. this is nothing new for turkey. before the akp in 2002, this was a normal coalition government. and again, this is where we are at the moment. all of the political leaders will be at risk of instability
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in the economy and the markets. it has already started today with heavy falls in the currency and socks. >> what does this victory mean for the pro-kurdish and for turkey? >> up until now, pros kurdish -- pro-kurdish parties have always received very little support. they are viewed with sufficient -- with suspicion because of their links to rebel kurdish groups. there has been quite a bit in the peace process in the past few years but up until recently, turks have been very reticent to giving support to the pro-kurdish party. that changed with the selection. we saw the party move away from its kurdish politics and more to a pluralistic platform, women's rights, gay rights, workers rights and the turkish republic
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embraced this. large numbers of votes went to the kurdish party, and that was the key factor for getting the 10% threshold for entering parliament. and the leader acknowledged this, saying that many people lent them their votes and he promised they would not marriage those people. >> does the akp have any potential coalition partners? >> at the moment it's very hard. all of the leaders have ruled out joining a coalition. there is the possibility of a right-wing party possibly joining. it seems difficult at the moment. and adding to that, there are expected to be divisions within the akp party over what went wrong. there are expected to be calls for a change in the leader and another part of the property could be -- of the party could be calling for a change in direction. >> thank you for your analysis. >> germany is home to the
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largest population of turks outside of turkey. and their votes were considered crucial to the selection. >> our reporter hit the streets to find out how took -- turks in the german capital felt about the result. >> this is the heartland of the city's turkish community. most turks living here voted in the election over the weekend. there is strong support for the akp party on the street. >> they look toward the west and brought the country forward, and the political developments were not bad either. i'm really upset about it. >> about the akp losing question mark >> yes, that they are no longer what they were. >> in my opinion, provide stability for turkey, and that is good for our country. >> but not everyone agrees. there is no love lost tween the
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akp and the turkish kurds, for example. but in this cultural center, there is also little enthusiasm for the left wing hcp. >> the party leaders themselves have said the htp is not the party, but they are happy that the of the party is weaker. you get the impression that erdogan wanted to rule alone frankly. that doesn't sound good to me. i'm happy have not been able to reach his goal. >> kurdish parents want their children to when they have an opportunity to live in a better turkey. many hope this election result will be a step in that direction. >> to you when says -- the u.n. says [no audio] torture, sexual slavery, and enforce labor in the african state. >> report was released by the
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u.n. in geneva on monday, and also that there was a shoot to kill policy on its borders. one independent expert said that human rights violations were being committed under government authority. the u.n. claims around 5000 people are fleeing every month as result. in south africa, prison officials have recommended that oscar pistorius be released from prison and be placed in house arrest instead. due to his physical disability but -- the sprinter is being held in the hospital world -- the hospital ward of a prison. >> he was sentenced to five years for the death of his former girlfriend reeva steenkamp. >> preliminary results show that the governing pri party, mexican president and we get in? --
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henrique peniento has survived elections. >> many were unhappy at the game balance and poverty that continues to plague the country. >> and that spilled over into elections, especially in the state of guerrero where 43 student disappeared last year allegedly murdered by a drug gang. >> president kenyatta --pinen inento came to power promising peace. many are still determined to block the vote, angry about the disappearance of 43 student from this down last year. they are thought to have been right secured -- have been massacred by a local drug gang. >> for us as a people, it's a
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victory that elections did not take place here. maybe the elections took place in most municipalities but at least here, it's an historic victory. because we were able to prevent them from even setting up ballot boxes. >> in quieter areas, voting went ahead. some remained optimistic that politicians can fix mexico's ills. >> i hope things will be done right, and that is why came to vote. many things are wrong in this country. this was -->> this was the first national test for the presence he took office -- for the president since he did office in 2012. many say he has failed to take control of the situation and as a result his heart he lost one vote.
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>> there are those that try to affect the elections. there are those who look to discourage the population. despite that millions went to vote, convinced that democracies in the best -- is the best path for mexico. >> but the violence will be remembered for some time. several candidates and more than a dozen campaign workers lost their lives. and communities are divided with those who still believe in democracy pitted against those who have given up hope. >> we want to switch gears and talk about something uplifting. british talent has swept the board in broadway's answer to the oscars. lenin's production of the -- london's production of "the curious incident of the dog at nighttime" has 18 tony awards.
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-- has won eight tony awards. >> best new production went to skylight. it was a record-breaking season on broadway with audience figures topping 13 million dollars. >> how old is helen mirren? >> 70. >> bottle her jeans and sell them. they for watching. -- thanks for watching. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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here is what we have for you this week. turkey, armenians resist demolition of kids holiday camp.
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a former fighter tells his story. and a couple goes to greece to pay personal compensation for nazi crimes. turkey's strongman wants even more power and being the president he would like his country to change to a presidential system. he needs his ruling party to win big in
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