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i'm truly blessed beyond good climbers for songs of rationale is a luxury beyond the stars nov 5th on d w. this is the w. news live from berlin 39 bodies found in a truck container in britain could it be our griffith and for migrants hoping for a better life in europe the truck was driven from garia the driver has been arrested and. also coming up russia and turkey struck a deal on northern syria presidents put in an air to want to agree to set up
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a so-called safe zone and extend a cease fire in the region turkey tells kurdish forces they have 6 days to leave the syrian borders out. we go to botswana where politics has been shaken up ahead of today's election it's the most closely fought vote in more than 5 decades. and basketball fans in the u.s. protests in support of a free kong superstar le bron james is singled out for criticism of the n.b.a. season opener in los angeles. i'm sorry so misconduct thank you for joining us we start with a tragedy unfolding in the u.k. police say 39 people have been found dead in a truck container near london the vehicle was found at the water glade industrial park close to docks on the river thames the truck is believed to have come from
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bald kariya the driver has been arrested on suspicion of murder police say they are still trying to identify the victims the vehicle is thought to have entered the u.k. last weekend. and we can speak to our london correspondent charlotta potts she's following the story for us and joins us on the line shalako what do we know so far about the story. so we're on our way to the scene right now to get a pic a better picture of what happened there so me but what we know so far is that emergency services were called to the what a great industrial park in the small town in the county of aspects an hour east of central london and that was shortly before 1 40 am last night following this discovery of a lorry container with people inside and sadly said he 9 people were pronounced dead at the scene police say that 8 of the bodies are adults and one is a teenager and of course at this point the inquiry's a still ongoing but authorities are in the process of identifying the victims they
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anticipate however that this could be a quite a lengthy process and i think what's important to note is that authorities believe that this lorry is from both area and entered the united kingdom at holyhead that's a small town in wales and a major irish seaport on saturday the 19th of october so 4 days ago already and the driver a 25 year old man from northern ireland has been arrested on the suspicion of murder they have arrested him in connection with this incident and he remains in police custody there inquiring of course as to what has happened there and of course i think the big question now is whether those that with science found inside that truck were refugees the authorities have not confirmed that but it does remind us of this horrific incident in austria in 2015 at the height of the refugee crisis back then in europe where over 70 people with found dead and right and then in shock all right our correspondents a lot of what speaking to us off on
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a near london she's on her way to the scene there thank you so much a lotta. moving on to some other news now russia and turkey say they have a plan for syria's future following talks in the black sea resort of sochi russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart to one say they're adding another 6 days to a cease fire 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 to mend putin told his turkish counterpart russia type. 6 and a half long hours of negotiations lay ahead mostly in private the biggest sticking
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point the extent of a proposed buffer zone and who controls it. in a very long and tends to scotians we have succeeded in finding a solution which in my opinion is very important and promising to me as well if there is a just a solution for the very complicated situation that the turkish syrian border cities could produce continued. under the deal russian military police and syrian troops will ensure that syrian kurdish forces retreat 30 kilometers from the border during a cease fire russian and takis troops will then jointly patrol a buffer zone 10 kilometers wide add one had demanded 35 kilometers. particular place right now 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
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a german proposal to establish an international safe zone was not considerate in the sochi talks it was new year what 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 issue but 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 search for a solution to the syria conflict there is no way around the russian president. and we can speak to our correspondent in istanbul dorian standing by for us hi dorian can you tell us more about what exactly the presidents putin and agreed upon. well putin have divided up his territory which is around 450 kilometers long and 30 kilometer so deep turkey will consolidate its military territorial gains in its
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operation around 120 kilometers but the rest of the territory will now fall under the control of the syrian regime forces and russian forces who will now guarantee the security of turkey's border with these patrols between turkey and russia that will follow the removal of the syrian kurdish forces but going for the security of this region will now in his throat matter has been agreed between putin and. then we'll have to look to damascus for future security arrangements and this will take it some point to open up negotiate a diplomatic relations which syria which it cut at the start the civil war so this is a very important success for putin as he's been working hard to bring russia bring turkey and syria together during it does raise the question what about the kurds and the syrians are they on board with this. well there's been no official reaction from the syrian kurdish militia. but it does seem that under this deal that their
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security along with the local kurdish population now is relying on the syrian regime and russia syria has a passive oppressing because in this region for many years but given the choice between living under turkish military rule they have chosen damascus and russia because of the head start of this military operation the syrian kurdish militias reached out to damascus to support ultimately the syrian kurdish militia come under intense pressure to finally absorb their forces into the syrian army which is another key putin objective and already kremlin has been wielding the secret reports saying telling the kurdish militia if they don't retreat to this certain kilometer border then they will be open to more turkish attacks. he's using the hammer of the turkish military to enforce this deal during president. the return of refugees to syria when and how is that supposed to happen.
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well that's a big question. the launch of this operation and they would take control of the whole of this region of 450 kilometers and he said that's up to $2000000.00 syrian regime refugees would be returned now turkey only controls a much smaller piece of territory and that makes his ultimate goal of mass return of refugees much more difficult and that's very worrying for one given the fact that he's under intense public pressure at home to move out these refugees and given also be aware that he will be very different to persuade other refugees to return to areas under syrian regime control so he has a big problem head of him in reaching this very important goal of returning the 3 and a half 1000000 refugees all to me living in turkey. reporting. daryn good to talk to you. let's get a round of now some other stories making news around the world european council president on altos says he will recommend the e.u. grant the u.k.
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another extension to leave the bloc british prime minister for science and says he wants no further breaks that delay but after parliament rejected the schedule for debate on his divorce deal he could now push for an early election. the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine is testify that president onil trump held back military aid to kiev unless the country agreed to investigate trump's political rivals and a legit interference in the 2016 election william taylor's testimony could strengthen the case for impeachment proceedings against trump. and thousands of bolivians have protested against what they see as attempted election rigging by leftist president evo morales election monitors have also expressed concern of the poll this is currently in the lead as final votes are counted but the opposition say they will not recognize the result. on sunday a new parliament will be elected in the eastern german state of their india right wing populists are expected to perform well building on their success in other
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state elections earlier this year that jury has about 2000000 residents its economy is fairly strong it is 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 and the greens no longer enjoys majority support it faces a strong challenge from the far right a f d a. and we have our chief political editor we shall know with us here in studio time a stellar what is apps take in this election on sunday well 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 you also saw it in the neighboring state of saxony. recently and to the left party and they are both parties the governing christian democrats i'm going to malcolm's party have ruled out going
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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 groups decline well one of the or the top candidate entering year for the a.f.d. the far right also happens to be one of the party's most controversial and radical leaders in hooker 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 be ok if angela merkel has rightly been referred to as the leader of
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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. germans people that is of the only people in the world to plant a monument of shame in the heart of the 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. in the strikingly similar the former history teacher deliberately stirs up resentment of immigrants and this
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time for what he'll accept that thousands of their children experience school as a place of fear every day because migrant much owes who bully and torture and beat them much. 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. yes i mean. he has said things in the past that don't really fit in with the times things i did say that word not thought through. tone it down just before the election but in this sense he's right. but the
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pastor london's oncet is waged by hokus rhetoric and it angers him that campaigns right in front of his church. why it is divisive for you his goal is not to create a peaceful society but one that marginalizes people who has no respect for people from different cultures or who perhaps think differently. ok young as the demonstrators. 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 e.f.t. could become the 2nd strongest party in 3 media if it does that would boost his efforts to consolidate his power within the party. so michele we see there he is an extremely divisive person how extreme is the a.f.
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deal with leaders like. well if you had to work 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 tea in the couple of years that it's existed when in doubt taken a turn further to the right the fact that there 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 garland 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 fact and 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 votes is more followers there if he wants to be
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a counterpart to that the only climate deniers are within the a 50 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 bear and these are issues that are playing out with the voters particularly in those eastern states at the moment where they're still with the big divisions between east and west despite both sides moving a lot closer you know tell us more about this narrative that's when 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 somebody 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 the wall used to be between the communist east germany and the west and
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this 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 tubingen 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 recently 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. now the polls have opened in botswana and the country's hardest fought election in more than 5 decades former president has shaken up the country's traditionally calm politics by denouncing the party that his father founded and switching sides to join the opposition across africa
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botswana is widely regarded as a successful post colonial state but ahead of this election voters say there is still more that needs to be done. increased reports. that. the ruling boards won the democratic party or has won every election since botswana gained independence in 1966. now there's a fighting chance that this could all change. more than 30 percent of the young population of the country are unemployed and especially in the rural areas and the village people are complaining that the government is not giving them enough attention you have to be civilized you don't have to stay in this really they're like this. and. these smaller employment these small jobs. it's not true that everything's fine inequality is a huge problem suffering here. form of d.d.p.
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president is visiting the village of siege where people are living here where strongly critical of him during his 10 year rule but now has defected from the governing party and has thrown his support behind the opposition religious are eager to hear what he has to say. he wants to destroy the way we do things here in botswana. wants to kill democracy and the rule of law. 2 comma is referring to president must sisi the man he personally picked to be his successor 2 years ago shortly after taking over as a head of the b d p m i c c declared he would overturn several of comus mandates including a ban of hunting elephants and restrictive laws. with up with. do you think there's no role model nation is in danger of falling
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into that. trap that has affected many other african nations in the past not so much today with that we still have some examples in africa today where when people come into office they think it's all about themselves and not about the people that they are supposed to serve so i just felt that after 50 plus years of independence when we worked so hard to get their reputation you referred to to where it is today that we see ourselves rolling backwards and i'm not. see that happen. is home to 2000000 people. the country is often touted as an african success story things in pots to the diamond industry the ruling parties line was always that this hot and prosperity should spread beyond the country's elites. the supporters of president say he would continue on that course. but.
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he. says the 5. countries in the world is now in the middle incomes because we're pushing for top of the top so it's easier to sell. in my lifetime and many people my age the change we've seen with our own eyes infrastructure level of education level of health care changing it's an easy story to tell in the village of cities where people aren't convinced the diamond industry hasn't provided them enough workers they say in the diamond mines won't last forever they're hoping a change of government will also change the country star action and more of the gem money will trickle down to them. in the u.s. basketball fans 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 has been caught in the crossfire some protesters directed their criticism directly at the star player.
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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 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 and protesters in los angeles are disappointed at the league's response i asked the n.b.a. to come out and make a forceful statement that they support the mystique and support the people of hong
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kong and they support the american values but even fans of james own team were perplexed. you know it's always tough to to use force as a little device to talk about you know politics but sometimes it's necessary and i think when the bron james did. talk about rehab it was not a happy night for the lakers off and on the court they lost their opener to cross-town rivals the los angeles clippers. i had sort of a lighthouse in northwestern denmark has been put on wheels and moved inland to keep it from falling into the north sea the 120 year old building used to be around 200 metres from the coast but erosion left it perilously close to the cliff edge the operation to shift a 1000 ton building went smoothly taking less than the 10 hours that had been expected. this is the news these are our top stories
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british police say 39 people have been found dead in a truck container the vehicle was found on an industrial estate there london it is believed to have come from ball garia the driver a 25 year old northern irish man has been arrested on suspicion of murder police say they are still trying to identify the victims. russia and turkey say they plan to share control of a buffer area in northern syria close to the turkish border flooding may putin and russia tie affair to one also agreed to renew a cease fire due to expire on tuesday for another 6 days kurdish fighters will be required to leave the area in that time. voting has begun in botswana as a general election president botswana democratic party is facing its 1st real challenge since coming to power more than 5 decades ago that's after a former president broke away from the party instead of backing an opposition
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coalition. this is news from berlin for more you can always go to our website w dot com. coming up next business with chris coburn looking at russia's attempts to extend its influence in africa. mob.
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