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more so you can share and discuss on w. africa's facebook page and other social media platforms crime fighters to me and now. this is deja vu news live from berlin protesters in russia are calling for a future without president vladimir putin while still place cracking down on the demonstrations more than a 100 people were arrested after protesting against reforms that could give putin another 16 years in office also coming up. rising waters
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behind the renaissance dam and ethiopia threatened water shortages downstream in egypt and sudan the breakdown in talks between the 3 countries lead to world war over the night. and india's migrant workers who left their jobs in the cities to flee the coronavirus now back at home they risk slipping into crushing debt so that they can simply feed their families. i'm brian thomas good to have you with us today antiproton protests in the russian capital moscow have ended with more than 100 arrests demonstrators have gathered to collect signatures against changes to the constitution passed earlier this month police moved in quickly and put an end to the gathering. dozens of arrests follow
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anti-government protests in the russian capital where officers in riot gear forcefully rounded up protesters people took to the streets to protest the outcome of a recent referendum on constitutional reforms that allowed president putin to govern for another 16 years. we do not accept the results of the constitutional reforms vote we believe it was all raked we are against the crackdown on independent journalists we are for a rotation in government and we want our country to have an opportunity to live well. it's going to. be controversial votes that amended the constitution earlier this month also included populist measures such as an effective ban on gay marriage as part of their campaign protesters also collected signatures against persons new measures $5000.00 signatures recollected according to moscow city councilor. i am not afraid of anything don't believe it don't hope and don't ask but do what you think is necessary if i am arrested so be it if
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they give me a fine so be it we will handle it. well protesters here remain defiant the kremlin's crackdown under scenting voices seems to become even harsher after putin's recent victory. the latest now with to their views if joining us from moscow good danger of on a walk you tell us about the police arrests. i was quite interesting yesterday being on the square for the 1st 2 hours or so police sort of just stood by and watched and let the protesters gather it was quite quiet signatures were collected and then at the end few young teenagers started flying a gay pride parade gay pride against the ban on gay marriage and the crowd started getting rowdy here in about 2 hours into the protests a group of the teenagers group off the square and they started marching through the
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city center they collected something like 20300 people along with them and as i was following them along overheard one of the cops say we're going over you know detain them on bats and that's essentially what we saw we saw about 150 people detained and out of around the 300 and so that was you know quickly cleared out of the streets and the by the arrests as they are usually most of these protests are quite violent you see people ripped off into the police wagons and taken away most of these people were held overnight released within the past few hours some are immediately being taken to court for fines and for potential extended time and in prison it wouldn't be longer than a week or 2 at the most how much support are these protests getting in moscow. it's quite small to be to be perfectly clear one of the main things when the main stories of yesterday to be aware of is that in moscow about a 1000 people gathered in st petersburg russia 2nd city another about
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a 1000 people gathered on the main thing that these protesters are missing or russia's ostensible defacto opposition leader alexei navalny without him we don't really see that many people take to the streets and in moscow at all last summer we saw thousands of people take take to the streets in protest over fair over fair elections local elections and moscow saw a bunch of opposition candidates barred i think saying that i knew he was spearheading those movements he has said that the constitutional reforms are farcical he called for a boycott of the vote and he has said that he doesn't see the purpose of protesting so unless we see him get involved these protests will likely not gain that much momentum even thanks so much for that from moscow. let's get you up to date now on some of those stories making the news today barack obama bill gates and joe biden among the high profile twitter accounts hijacked by
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scammers fake tweets and from their accounts duped people into making bitcoin donations the hacks raise questions about the platform security and privacy twitter says the major security breach was a quote coordinated social engineering attack. on china's economy is back in the black returning to growth in the 2nd quarter economy there expanding 3.2 percent year on year higher than experts predicted raises hopes of a similarly rapid recovery elsewhere on the planet. now disputed dam project on the river nile in ethiopia is feeling dangerous tensions with its neighbors downstream especially egypt because it will not accept another nation controlling the water on which it depends new satellite images show that ethiopia appears to be filling the reservoir of its ground run a science down talks with egypt and sadam ended in deadlock earlier this week
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it is these images that are likely to ankara ethiopia's neighbors downstream water has started filling up at the grand renaissance dam and on the river nile. and early a image and now this both egypt and sudan depend on water from the nile and i guess the dam project here is the ethiopia is going to do at least in this continue this with this 1st year of doing and you know. presumably if it can't reach an agreement within the next few weeks when that sort of fell this sort of will it. not be able to continue the negotiation process. ethiopia says the giant hydroelectric project is critical for the country to pull its nearly 100 m. 10000000 citizens out of poverty and become a major power exporter in the region. egypt already battling huge water shortages
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relies on the nile for more than 90 percent of its water supply. ethiopia and its neighbors have for years been engaged in tense negotiations over the dam earlier this week a new round of talks ended without an agreement though some observers are still optimistic. the people in keeping the table the movie like it they are to agreement ethiopia insists it's not actively filling up the dam but that the recent high water levels are just a result of the heavy seasonal rainfall. many in the region fear that filling up the dam without an agreement could push the countries involved to the brink of military conflict. now millions of migrant workers have fled from india cities and coronavirus lockdown back in march. after all transportation was stopped
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and people had to walk long distances to their home villages many feared being left without food and clean water if they remained in the cities and of being kept from their families so how are these workers fairing since they have headed home to use india correspondent michelle gys wall traveled to russia stop to find out. for nearly 2 weeks so need the job of husband walking on this water reservoir it is 7 hours of hard labor every day in da just constant punishing fun especially for someone who was doing it for the 1st time so need was one of more than 30000 migrants who fled home to dodge's taunts good already district when india along down in the lake much her husband had been making good money working 2 jobs in jeopardy if she focused on breezing their 5 children they didn't need a 2nd income then the shutdown hit. her husband lost his work.
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virus can come here too we aren't afraid of that we just came here because there was no work there until now we were making do with our savings but now there is nothing left so my husband has gone back. ha ha's bint is now back in jeopardy but with just one job at half the money. with much less income she now needs to work too soon either and the others will only need 2150 rupees a day 23 euros for 2 weeks off work. yet she is lucky only 3 of the workers here are determined migrants job sites like this one are currently the main way for the government to offer paid work to locals however one must have a government issued job card to be employed here locals tell us that the process to get a new job card can take months but the regions aren't landscape leaves little scope put agricultural and other work is hard to find as well pushing over 70000
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residents to migrate most of these workers have simply not boarded to get a government job card. after all they can make $5.00 to $10.00 times more a day in the city but now the government's cash for work scheme sporadically deployed to short term labor intensive projects is all they have. and even these jobs are scarse. gummo singh was desperate to get home he spent a week speed to convince to truck drivers to allow him to cram into their vehicles with 70 other men. without food and water to get to could only. for the last decade both gone by and his brother will have both as one masons in the southern city of haifa but. to support their family of 9. his brother just on bed this week to look for work and to pay off their overdue you didn't. has been
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borrowing money at high interest rates to make ends meet other than the one that everything has been shot what are we supposed to do there's never any work here anyway the one government work project i heard of paid only a pittance for 13 days of work what use is that. the most says his brother has warned him against going back to the. guesses are on the rise and another lock down could be looming. but migrants like him nor that for the 2nd time they have to make a choice between facing the widest and starvation. it just time to pack their bags again. here in germany a classic novel based on berlin's underworld gets a 21st century make over in a new film berlin alexanderplatz has been adapted for the screen a screen several times but the latest award winning version crafts the plot around an african migrant tries to start a new life in the city but slips into
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a world of crime to survive. for me it was a liver but i have to know it a 2nd chance francis comes from best in africa he wants to build a new life in berlin after a traumatic church. if. he wants to be good lead a decent life but how can he have a no job and no papers and how much from this if you flee your homeland then you don't just lose this place but you lose your language your self-confidence your family the feeling of security for me these are human values and the protagonists struggle difficult. princes struggles but he gets onto the wrong trash he gets tangled up with ryan wife who makes him a part of this criminal gang. francis becomes a director you know in a brilliant park director boring qubani knows this park and it's the universe but
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he not external plots is his attempt to give them a human face so i had the feeling that if i fished one of these drug dealers out of the park that would be a story that most people don't take seriously i will see to their minds. he adapted one of germany's best known urban not. only alexanderplatz published in 1209 but i think. the tragic hero seen here in 1000 the human family means once because. he's just gotten out of prison and wants to get his feet on solid ground game is a monster that won't make you mad. khubani transposes debian's protagonist into the presidency that poor guy you can't catch a break is francis the refugee who becomes a criminal. it's a long way down in a 3 hour major least 1. 140.
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we want to tell a story about characters they demand for realization you know to understand where they are placed in the society. it's also a story about what it means to be black in a white majority society a topic that couldn't be knocked and shot. this is the interview news live from berlin i'm brian tops for the entire team that's. come bearing the corona pandemic. where does research stand. what are scientists learning. background information and news. hour corona update.
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