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this is g.w. news live from berlin and barcelona is at a standstill there is growing anger over the jailing of cattle and separatist leaders tens of thousands have taken to the streets for a fist day of mass protests and spain's acting prime minister insists that illegal actions are punished not political ideas also coming up a fragile cease fire in northern syria kurdish led forces accuse turkey of violating the truce but under a denies any clashes in the area. and a gun battle in mexico police tracked down the son of the notorious drug lord i'll
chop all in a shoot out with cartel gunmen but with 8 people dead authorities back down to save civilians caught in the crossfire. i'm sumi so much kind of thank you for joining us in spain it's now day 5 of massive protests gripping the cattle on capitol barcelona as uproar over the jailing of independence leaders sweeps through the region a general strike by pro independence unions has brought much of the area to a halt flights have been canceled and road and rail links disrupted many factories have stopped working tourist attractions are closed and a soccer clash between barcelona and real madrid has been postponed. the view from above hundreds of thousands of protesters converging on downtown barcelona from 5
different directions many started marching from their home towns on wednesday a show of mass dissent after spain's supreme court sentenced 9 separatist leaders to severe prison sentences for a failed secession attempt in 2017 but madrid's hard line did not deter catalonians regional president from calling for a new independence referendum. joe fox i would like to see us exercise our right to self-determination and this ledge that. the protests have impacted the entire city dozens of flights have been cancelled trains and metro lines are running on a reduced schedule during the night some of the protests turned violent but these outbursts don't seem to be intimidating the city's many tourists. and i think it's . i don't think. it's quite.
we didn't see the protests we didn't see too much danger it was just last night returning to the hotel we saw the police. demonstration there but we didn't feel secure with. spanish authorities say they won't tolerate rioting. as we have already said will not go unpunished. because our legal system provides for both criminal and economic sanctions for people who commit delinquent acts such as those we are seeing. you know. friday's protests have been peaceful as the demonstrators repeat their call for liberty. and let's go right to barcelona journalist stephen bergen is standing by following the latest for us hi stephen these protests really have mushroomed you know roads
are closed as we saw we also heard that the barcelona rail madrid football match has been postponed and we're also hearing that pedro sanchez has made comments in brussels what more can you tell us. well yes everyone just converts from his 5 to 5 marches around the countryside. thousands of people have said have converged on the place where the march is supposed to be good and it's right there won't be a march as it was and it room for the works of march. most of it is peaceful to one side of the city is. already running battles with the police and students outside the headquarters of the spanish police. and this evening as there be more trouble with the moment is when once again the catalan independence movement has shown its extraordinary capacity to mobilize its base and to get
a lot of people on the street a lot of people indeed stephen as you're speaking we're looking at live pictures of these huge crowds amassed there in barcelona last night we saw some images of those very intense clashes between demonstrators and police do you expect to see more violence tonight they're still old old old week the process has been much to say i mean today's demonstrations much bigger seems of assertions of sort of 405-0000 people. which then dispersed in at around nightfall and these cues they are more busy groups of smaller groups then circle. probably running battles with the police. the last night it was executed sense a building was set on fire. that was still going on 3 o'clock this morning. stephen would you say that these mass protests are on par with what's been happening in hong kong. it's. i think it's going to difficult to make those
i think you know there is things you could criticize about the spanish state but comparing it to china which is a democracy is perhaps an appropriate i think some of the ways that people who organize it in using apps and social media is taking a lead. i think you know their stance on situation is unusual in many ways for one thing and this is not you know it uprising of the poor oppressed by this you know little to do middle class people it represents a big. hotel very well organized very very vocal and the spanish government's response all along has been to basically provoke them and make things worse all right journalist stephen burton speaking to us from barcelona thank you for that analysis now turkish president to one has warned that he will restart operations against kurdish forces in syria if they do not
withdraw from a safe zone he denies reports that his troops have broken the temporary truce in the region but kurdish led syrian forces accuse the turks of failing to stick to a deal that was brokered by the u.s. after sporadic clashes flared up in one border town and a spokesperson for the syrian democratic forces which are part of the opposition in syria tweeted here despite the agreement to halt the fighting air and artillery attacks continue to target the positions of fighters civilian settlements and the hospital and russell i turkey is violating the cease fire agreement by continuing to attack the town since last night. sporadic clashes and artillery strikes are hitting the syrian border town of something. just hours after top turkish and u.s. officials agreed to impose a pause in the fighting in the region. the today the united states and turkey have agreed to
a cease fire in syria. turkish side will pause operation few spring. in order to allow for the withdrawal of white p.g. forces from the safe zone. for $120.00. the americans claim to the 5 day cease fire as a diplomatic victory but the kurdish y p g militia was not at the table for the negotiations before the agreement to pause fighting syria's president was already the scene of heavy clashes local humanitarian groups say civilians were being caught between the fronts the announcement to freeze combat surprised some observers turkish president rich uptight a pair to one had previously announced he would not agree to halt the offensive he's denied rumors that mike pence threatened turkey with new sanctions should he fail to support the plan. shortly after the vice president announced the ceasefire
the turkish foreign minister gave the press his government's view of the day's events do little at the heart of it it's not the end of the operation it's not a cease fire you can only have a ceasefire between 2 legitimate governments where suspending our operation so the terrorists the targets of our operation can leave the security zone. the turkish government also expects the y p g militia to give up all its weapons and will continue its dialogue with russia assad's military backers have moved their forces into position in northern syria in conjunction with syrian troops. damascus and moscow so far have shown little willingness to accept turkey's security zone. for more on the story let's go to our correspondent dorian jones who's following the latest for us from istanbul hi dorian the kurdish led administration in northern syria has accused turkey of violating this cease fire what is the latest
that you can tell us. well it's very hard to verify these claims but we do know from substantial reports all through the day that fighting has continued in this crucial town of russia i mean there has been have reports of heavy gunfire and also sporadic use of artillery presumably from the turkish forces now anchor insists no this isn't true the cease fire is holding in fact president speaking to reporters said this is all dissin from a short one is very keen that this agreement does stick because in many ways it is a it has agreed to everything that turkey sought to achieve from this military operation so i could really does have an interest in it continuing on the ground it does appear that there's still ongoing fighting who actually is responsible the syrian kurds and they should claim it's mainly the syrian rebels that are fighting with the turkish walters' they are blaming them for this but it remains really unclear who is responsible there is a blame game going on but the end of the day underlines how tenuous
a ceasefire is during at the same time president said that turkey would respond if the syrian government makes a mistake what does he mean by that. well he didn't really elucidate on what turkey would do but given the fact turkey has no diplomatic relations with syria the only response will presumably military will do what has to be said also very careful saying we have no problem with syrian regime forces being in the same area that is turkish operation is presently. carrying on he stressed that the we are not planning to stay permanently that they will respect the territorial integrity of syria now why i don't is being very careful is that the main backer of the damascus regime is moscow and i'd almost be very careful not to cause irruption with the russians inviting me putin who has developed a close relationship with but having said that you have turkey forces and syrian forces in the same area turkey does plan to pay to stay for some time $1.00 is
talking about saying that they will stay. air into the safe zone is created talk about creating 12 observation posts and talking about resettling millions of syrian refugees he says until that's will completed the turkish forces will remain so you have a potentially explosive situation given the fact that the mask is saying that this turkish operation is an invasion during what about the logistics of that safe zone as you said the turkish president wants to resettle millions of refugees there do they want to go are they willing to be resettled. well that really is a big question turkey's hosting over 3 and a half 1000000 refugees many of them have been here now for several years they've carved out a new life for themselves will they be prepared to go back to this proposed safe so most of them are believed not to even come from this territory so i mean given the fact that it the security situation is far from clear it's very big question mark being raised how uncle will persuade the people to go back on princes there will be no question of them being forced to return to there is growing questions how anger
will achieve this box it is a priority given the fact that there is massive public discontent over their presence and no one knows he has to some way remove that threat from his political leadership our correspondent during jones reporting from istanbul thank you. let's check in now with some other stories making news around the world an explosion at a mosque in eastern afghanistan has killed at least 62 people and injured 36 the blast occurred as dozens of people gathered for friday prayers no one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but both the taliban and the so-called islamic state are active in eastern afghanistan. protesters in the lebanese capital beirut have been holding a 2nd day of rallies against government plans to impose new taxes the demonstrations are some of the biggest in years the protesters are also demanding the resignation of a political elite they say has looted the economy to the point of breakdown. and here in germany a commemoration has taken place for one of the 2 victims of
a gunman's attack on the eastern city of holland last week family friends and politicians gather to a bit of farewell to the 20 year old man who was shot dead in a nearby kabob shop after the attacker failed to shoot his way into a synagogue a 40 year old woman was also killed. gunmen in mexico have waged an intense battle against security forces after police located and try to detain the son of the notorious drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman the assault took place in guzman's home state of sinaloa police later released his son no video guzman to restores calm in the streets and to save the lives of civilians caught in the crossfire age were killed and more than 20 were injured in the shootout. mexican security forces were on a routine patrol in similar as capital city when gunmen opened fire on them. security forces returned fire initially capturing 4 men among them the son of the
former head of the center alone drug cartel york in el chapo guzman. one of them was identified as a video goes from a lopez result several organized crime groups surrounded the house with the force great and out of the patrol unit other criminal groups initiated violence against other citizens. caravans of cartel gunmen took over the city setting fires blocking major intersections and killing civilians indiscriminately the force wielded by the cartel gunmen so superior that the authorities decided to release the video guzman in order to avoid a further escalation of violence the incarceration of former cartel top man el chapo in one of the highest security prisons in the united states has left a dangerous power vacuum in the sinhala one drug cartel. it's triggered a surge of violence in mexico as various would be contenders fight for control of
the powerful drug cartel. you're watching news still to come on our show living on a landfill the herders forced to flee ethnic violence in mali and left to seek shelter on a giant garbage dump. but 1st u.k. prime minister boris johnson is on a die hard mission to secure support in british parliament after reaching a break that withdrawal deal with the european union on thursday u.k. government ministers are meeting today ahead of tomorrow's key vote in parliament on the new brags the deal johnson who leaves a minority government will need the support of some opposition lawmakers in order for this deal to pass he says he is confident that he can gain enough support to see it through but even some of his allies have vowed to vote against it. let's get the very latest now our correspondent part of mass is covering the story for us from london hi bereket forest johnson is
a really scrambling for support here what are you hearing will we have enough to get the deal approved. the really big question sumi we know that many m.p.'s are still struggling with the concent and still making up their minds they don't have a lot of times you can reach through everything i guess and also take to digest it and say well the legal advice is not even economic impact stay they don't even know you what the deal would really entail we know that the labor party is trying to get their m.p.'s on board but we know that within the labor party there are several 10 suits to vote with the government they might be in constituencies where the voters have voted to leave and that might be a reason for them to actually vote with the government now we hear reports that the labor party is actually whipping their own m.p.'s are trying to force them to vote for an amendment which would bring more clarity in in the industry says and more
clarity what the implications are legal and economic implications would be but we know that really still some are tempted to vote with the government and we spoken earlier to one of these m.p.'s who is actually deciding to notes edia to the advice from from his own party leader from jeremy called the let's listen what he has to say. i'm going to vote for the deal i think people in this country are a federal politicians who fought this so well next for 3 years and every time you turn with me and this bill being put in front of a stalwart. and all the remain as of your all or will we alone miller usually goes cold. even the queen was involved in the supreme court have you everybody's been involved with. parliament doing its work no will go to do you think we should grab a bore signs might be the best deal because it's not what it should be and it might
be and work and we'll leave in europe enough for me to. all right burke i'm sure boris johnson will be very happy to hear those words there but i want to ask you about the 2 scenarios on the table 1st of all what happens if the deal fails to get through parliament. well of course johnson doesn't get the votes that he needs and you have to remember he doesn't have a majority in parliament so it wouldn't be from that point of view a surprise if he doesn't get the votes he needs then the so-called panic could come into force m.p.'s mostly from the labor opposition side but also from thorsten's and so conservative party who have tried to bind his hands and who are legally forcing him to then if there is this deal if it's not pausing to good to the european union and to ask for an extension so that there could be further negotiations so that the future could be decided also with the help of parliament now boris johnson said that he'd rather dull you need to ask for an extension and
he's really maintained that sewage review really interesting to see would really happens if the deal doesn't pass tomorrow and if it does pass that would essentially mean that brags it is finally a done deal. yes in some ways but not in every way because the future relations with the european union i mean all this work you've had decades of the u.k. being in the e.u. it needs to be disentangled and it needs to be built up again so that all this work has even started so it's not going to be the end of everything a lot of people will say will politicians let's just get it done let's just leave this seems to be the public opinion and it seems to be a bit of the momentum i have to say that i'm sensing year in the u.k. but if the deal does go through it's definitely not the end of bragg's it because then all these negotiations all this really detailed work to decide about the
future between the u.k. and the e.u. all this will then have to start come right back of mass reporting for us from london thank you. to mali now a country that's been battling a 7 year long insurgency and has seen islamist forces take control of large parts of the country thousands of civilians have also been forced to flee their homes because of interethnic violence many of these people have been displaced within mali did have these funny for char sent us this report from the capital bamako. it's only a stone's throw from here to downtown but only short ride from the bustle of the city to this camp but it may as well be on a different planet many in the city say they are unaware of this camp for displaced full and hurts men built on a waste dump this is definitely not the home or anybody would want to live for anybody should live yet it has become the home of more than 1000 people who fled
from interethnic violence in central mali and yes this is their home on a landfill full of waste and their homes out also made of waste the smoke that you see around me is because of the waste that's being burnt around them. the smell is overpowering people burn waits to clear a little space creating thick smoke that drifts through this site. we will file a complaint against the government this can't work like this it's not ok to leave trash here if you have trash you how are you supposed to keep healthy this is not easy or am i leaving. some to their 1000000 man the camp receives occasional donations of food and water every day the children play in the trash the threat of disease is constant. this woman
is 63 like everyone here she fled from a region in central mali when the violence broke out. and i'm living with her mother and her newborn they are sick i used to have a good life there we lost everything and came here. she says her village was burned by dog and people farmers who fight the fly over land and access to food. i want to find out from the government if there is plan in place to help these people but they insist they don't even know that the camp exists. i haven't seen anyone living in a waste dump i'm telling you honestly if i said i had seen and then i would be telling a lineup of i saw people in tents yes well arranged nice tents a temporary shelter been a minute. the mali and government is busy trying to distinguish different fires at once expanding islamist militancy and ethnic violence.
the whole challenge that needs a global response not just to mali in one. they cannot come up with a plan together then the whole challenge stays as it is. people in just one of many makeshift camps across mali living in a dire situation 1000000 government says it can't even begin to address on as there is peace. now to one of the biggest rivalries in sports england and australia face off this weekend in the quarter finals of the rugby world cup in japan both are strong contenders but australia might tell something about their opponents that could tip the balance in their favor how do you prepare against an opponent that you've lost to 6 times in
a row that is australia stripped for record against england since 2016 but australia's players may have some insight knowledge having played with some of their opponents at club level. i know all their weaknesses like the way me telling everyone. i miss them now boy if you want your. money is a terrible snake by. george ford never pays very big. ben youngs isn't even the best rugby player in his family said the man a country. chicken journeyman a very weird and danko is no that's not what i said. not the most useful information for quarterfinal rugby match in the world cup given that england will go into the game a spade brits so what could possibly help australia's cause the news that england have dropped a key they make a george fort from the starting line up. with george jones in the $23.00. will we have the starting in the finishing to face going to finish 1st instead of
starting australia may not have the upper hand against england but that won't stop the land from down under from exhausting our possibilities. the world's 1st female space walking teams making history they've left the international space station to repair a broken part in the power system and we're getting some live pictures here that we can show you they show nasa astronauts are christina cock and jessica meyer attending to an equipment failure that occurred last weekend and we're trying to pull those pictures up for you they were supposed to install new batteries in a spacewalk next week but the broken part meant they had to venture out 3 days earlier nasa originally wanted to have an all female space walk last spring but didn't have enough woman sized space suits and sorry we couldn't manage to get those pictures free all right coming up next on news asia china expands its fears fear of influence into the pacific by way of the solomon islands and.
breathe a sigh of relief so you don't morning mr. guthrie. d.w. . a. symbol of a long conflict in the philippines. between the muslim. christian population. with us for the century $10017.00 president church's response was to. deter it will never let me put. the reconquest turn to tragedy. that's not the british it is not the kind of freedom that we want. to bring become a neat way to islamist terror. the sorry god in my city or so.
an exclusive report from a destroyed city. philippines in the sights of us starts oct 24th on d w. such. basic is the doctor news a shot coming up new found friends the solomon islands and china have recently established diplomatic ties so i'm not saying this is to both countries benefits look at exactly how. but this comes at the cost of taiwan what options does president citing one have been taiwan keeps losing diplomatic allies to china.