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w. . this is deja vu news live from berlin and the battle for the 2 contenders to become the next british prime minister and take britain out of the e.u. make their case on t.v. the winner will have just about 3 months to meet the deadline at the end of october also coming up. the dangers of being a journalist as experts gather in london to review their situation we go to mexico where journalists put their lives on the line reporting on drug lords and human traffickers. and the iraqi asylum seeker who admits to killing
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a 14 year old german girl this case is fueling controversy over migration here as the court prepares to announce its verdict. i am brian thomas thanks so much for joining us we begin this program in britain where the 2 remaining contenders to become conservative party leader and the next british prime minister have faced off in a nationally televised debate their big clash coming on their approach to bracks a former foreign minister boris johnson is expected to win the ballot of party members if he does i'll have about 3 months to take britain out of the e.u. as a tough negotiator jeremy hunt had previously accused barsa johnson of being a coward for not meeting him in a t.v. debates. earlier when the 2 finally fronted up hunter came out swinging the current
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foreign secretary house johnson if you would promise to resign as prime minister if britain didn't leave the european union by the 31st of october johnson says doing that now would simply be a gift to e.u. negotiators. deliver a deal i think it's very very important not to envisage any circumstances in which we would fail to come out of the e.u. october 31st i don't want to hold out to the e.u. the prospect that they might encourage my resignation by refusing to agree a deal once accused johnson of being motivated by personal ambition i asked for a straight question and he said very clearly before that it was leaving on october 31st to do or die and i think it's do or die for the country but not a prime minister who put his own neck on the line and that is not leadership the candidates with then asked if they were prepared to bypass british parliament if it rejected leaving the e.u. without a deal and parliament i think would be
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a rather curious thing to do if this is about taking back control for parliament to actually shut it down so my answer to that is no how about you force well i'm not going to take anything off the table anymore that i'm going to take no deal or no answer off the table at least until then came perhaps the toughest question and the lightest moment of the evening. quality demonized in your opponent as a feature prime minister. i thought. i was you know i thought i greatly admired his ability to change his mind although i and champagne for brits it not once response i really admire boris his ability to answer the question was this is great a person you ask him a question he puts a smile on your face and you forget what the question was the final question now is if this debate changed any of the voters' minds or if it's too late many of the
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160000 tory party members eligible to vote a thought to have already done so post. those brief you now on some of the other stories making the news today the united states wants to build a military alliance to safeguard strategic waters off iran and yemen the u.s. says it aims to navigate or guarantee navigation in the strait of hormuz and bob among dob both crucial trade routes now this comes as tensions between washington and tehran escalate judges in the netherlands have given the go ahead for a holocaust memorial that has caused local political friction a monument in amsterdam will feature the names of these 100000 doctor victims of the nazis local residents had objected that the proposed morial was too big for their neighborhood some 50 people have been hospitalized with carbon monoxide poisoning at a hotel in the canadian city of winnipeg staff and guests were in critical
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condition after inhaling the toxic gases which can be produced by faulty heating systems. mexico's finance minister carlos. has resigned with a letter that shocked markets by accusing president obrador of pursuing an economic policy of extremism he posted the strongly worded resignation letter on his twitter account while journalism is becoming an increasingly dangerous profession and locations around the globe journalists are facing a growing threat of attacks or murder the global conference on media freedom will be taking up this issue today in london reporters and editors are not only at risk and word zones but also in countries like mexico has. got a call at desperate voicing we found bodies again the reporter knows the woman who called her she belongs to
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a group of mothers looking for their missing children now it's become a search for bodies. reports life that we want more hello we're in one it was a leo's with the searches of. this they were told that there might be secret mass graves here they have discovered one little kiss we have these women's loved ones have disappeared here we can see the bones of wessel's playmobil said about it was most likely all the money has been reporting on the searching mothers for years and the vast majority of cases it turns out that the children were abducted and killed by the scene and want trucker to help. by covering the story to put herself in jeopardy she regularly receives death threats. a few years ago the threats almost became reality. was kidnapped are years the
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end is going to be almost my life was in danger i knew they'd either kill me or let me go but i had already seen their faces. it was get back there so i was sure they would kill me or know that you know this yeah one of them said it was time to make this just year. old girl everyone thought one asked me if i had a last wish. there would be more there so i said god bless you. for joining the care and turning my daughters into orphans was there in the gussie's i was there in the us i had let god like your password and may you be well they will read the book i mean like i asked him boy really. how words move the kidnappers they let her go. to c.s.s. and i mean once you're on the cartels list they can kill you at any time with or without a bodyguard. just a few days later a colleague of hers was kidnapped she knew him and had researched the drug scene
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with him as well 2 weeks later his body was found in black plastic bags. stanley is constantly aware of the danger she faces every day. her sister loud and . always worried about her oh isn't. that i'm sad because i know that something happened to her that i'm. because i know that she's not safe when she's working you. still see both are very proud of. yes him but i go she's always given 100 percent and 100 percent extra and. i'm joined now in the studio by did it because mario miller but that report
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together for us good morning miles thanks so much for that for the very moving report. the woman you profiled is very strong individual and also very fortunate that she has revived what's behind the growing number of her colleagues who've been murdered in mexico as well mexico's actually the deadliest country for journalists outside a war zone since 2149 journalists have been murdered and mexico according to mexico's national human rights commission and just to give an example last june there was a journalist murdered in the southeastern state of tabasco she was a reporter covering the truck scene and she was shot right in front of a doorstep so she was already or it was already the 7th not of this year alone in mexico and so you have to understand in mexico politics and organized crime a very much into twined so that means as a mayor as a governor also as a police chief many of these actually being brought by the drug cartel so even
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before they get to that into their position sometimes they're already on the payroll of the truckers so that means that is there's very little protection for these journalists doesn't it if politicians are involved the people who should be leading the efforts to protect them are involved themselves bribes you mentioned so how can mexican journalists then protect themselves yes that's right so they are government programs watch lee you know for journalists who received death threats. for example just. colleagues in journalism they tell me you know these doesn't help so this out security measures like a camera outside of your home or an emergency but an emergency number also a bodyguard for example and the colleague i was talking about in the report. she was murdered together with his bodyguard so these security measures actually don't help that's at least what they told me and she thinks the only measure which actually helps is leave the country but for her at least now that's not an option
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so bodyguards or even alarming yourself with your journalist is isn't going to help no arming herself she told me that's not an option for her as well because then she is even greater you know aim for or for violence so they would not you know recognize as press of course they would recognize her as an enemy so she doesn't you know when your weapons what's the outlook mario for journalists today how do they see the situation getting worse getting better well as i said in the beginning there already 7 murders alone this year and there was a recent report from a freedom of expression advocacy group saying that 99 percent of attacks against journalists actually have gone unpunished so and also said actually that state actors play a huge role because i'm half of these cases there were state actors involved directly or indirectly that when you see these state actors i mean members of the government members of the government were actually involved they play a huge role there and the mexican the mexican president as i would have thought who
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was sworn in last december he actually promised to put an end to these murders of journalists but human rights activists actually criticize that nothing really happened since he was sworn in and you know that there were actually no meaningful steps taken to hold the killings in the future mario muller but the report together for thank you so very much for the report for coming into your welcome. here in germany the verdict is expected today in the case of a rejected iraqi asylum seeker who's admitted to killing a 14 year old girl the suspect was supposed to be deported 2 years before that girl was raped and killed in the western city of the spot whence the santa disappeared and may last year 2 weeks went by before any trace of her was found then police discovered the body of a 14 year old next to a railway track in a hole covered with dirt and branches ali be a young iraqi living in a refugee shelter and respond was the main suspect the police then got
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a tip from inside the migrant community where he was living. then put about a week after he says i'm a disappeared a 13 year old refugee went to the police invest. and said that susanna had been raped and murdered so i figured out it. urban and he named this 20 year old iraqi as a possible suspect. early b. and his family fled overnight to northern iraq but he was arrested there and handed over to german authorities he confessed to killing so santa but denies raping her. during the trial so sonas father was shocked by unrepentant and massaging the stick remarks so where others. to follow them smooching for him a good girl is a girl who doesn't go out alone who cooks and cleans who base the men and has no
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desires of her own and that is exactly what he practiced. the knowledge and says does the hockey team attract the right wing populist have used the case to criticize the government's refugee policy the authorities have denied be asylum and he should have been deported long ago. if the judge just envious bond will announce their verdict today a psychiatry has test diagnosed early b. as having a personality disorder with psychopathic traits he's expected to receive the maximum penalty of 15 years in jail let's bring in our senior political correspondent melinda crane following the story for us good morning melinda of the 15 year sentence that's expected in this case is already being criticized as too lenient considering the brutality of this murder of a child. in fact the prosecution has asked for a sentence of life and the 15 years would only occur if he were received if he were
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released early on good behavior the prosecution has said that the court absolutely should exclude that possibility from the outset in other words give him the sentence of life and say there will be no prior release for good behavior and in fact that would be the toughest sentence that can be handed down under german law. this murder has been sparking some fierce debate about germany's asylum system and its failure to deport rejected asylum seekers even those broken the law what's been the political fallout of this case absolutely in fact the case together with several other cases reignited debate about the migration policy that was pursued pursued in 2015 by angela merkel's government in fact there were headlines as in the largest tabloid paper the believe that said if he had been deported she would
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still be alive showing pictures of the suspect and of suzanne of the murdered girl basically it did reopen debate the case and then in fact it also led to much discussion also in parliament and and in the cabinet about stricter procedures for deporting migrants who had not been awarded asylum as we heard in the report al libi and his family had been to have turned down their asylum request but they had not yet left the country since then the government has tightened those procedures particularly for any migrant who has been found guilty of criminal acts. speaking of criminal acts inside the migrant community what are the statistics concerning criminality among asylum seekers here in germany. you know evidences this is on this is mixed you may remember that a year ago donald trump tweeted to that violent crime had been rapidly rising in
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germany due to the influx of migrants that in fact is not the case in absolute numbers crime has been falling in germany since 1992 and were at some of the lowest levels ever since that time however there has been something of an uptick in violent crime in some regions since 2017 some of that violent crime is committed by migrants but what the studies seem to show is that the reason for any increase in crime committed by brought migrants has to do with the demographics of the migrant flow namely the fact that many of the migrants who came particularly in 2015 were young unaccompanied men and in general more crime is committed by young men then by any other group in the population so the fact that there were more young men in that group would account for
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a slightly higher rate of violent criminality amongst migrants say the researchers thanks very much for looking into this for us this morning this is still to come on the show the seaweed that's choking idyllic caribbean beaches but it's not only the swimmers who are suffering so there's the local wildlife we'll find out why this is happening. but 1st italy's far right interior minister material salvini has closed a migrant center that was once the biggest in europe he said the number of migrants and facilities across italy has fallen by nearly half over the past year and with just over 100000 remaining the center and now in sicily could have been put to use to help them but not everyone agrees with the government's decision. a man who says he kept his promise interior minister met teo so the need doesn't want migrants in italy. after his far right likud party came to power just over
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a year ago the government passed legislation to stop housing asylum seekers. so the new pledge to shut down the mineta a reception center in sicily once one of the largest migrant camps in europe. and pleased that we have released the country from this problem the land and houses here were worthless now it will be a normal part of sicily of italy. this centers 400 pink and orange houses were built as homes for us military from a nearby base at the camp speak it housed 4000 people who crossed the mediterranean in the hope of a better life. but protest is against the closure say they can't help prepare residents for integration into europe also offering treatment for traumatised migrants. we are protesting because not because of the closure but because of them
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or that atheists or disclosure because they didn't take into account that the needs of the most of all and of all they just transferred to some of the most of all about oppression circuit that we have a. curing to another place which is very similar to discomfort which is not the truth of war for that kind of needs. most of the migrants housed at the camp have been moved to what salvini calls smaller and more controlled centers while they wait for europe to find somewhere for them to live or to be sent back to where they came from. to abuse i mean as a force at the center as a closed he told us more about why it had been shut down. on the one hand it had been underfunded for a long time and it was became a place of criminality and there was drug busts and prostitution here now that wasn't everything though at one point at its height people could take classes in
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different topics so it was on the one hand a place of criminality but on the other hand it could have been an example of how refugee centers could have been run if you can see here the houses were built for american troops and there it was a place for american troops families until 2010 so it had a lot of resources so the activists say that salvini wanted to close it as a symbol to send to the public that he's taking a hardline stance against immigration has made it very clear that that is his primary goal at this point to stop immigration into italy and stopping closing the ports at lampedusa is the primary way to do that he gave a decree a little over 3 weeks ago saying that n.g.o.s ships these are the private ships that go to north africa and pick up people who are truck trying by boat to get to italy they pick them up and take him to lampedusa which is the closest european port he said he wants to stop them and he just recently after 2 boats successfully made it into lampedusa defying his order he made it he wants to make it even harder
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so the fine will now be a 1000000 euros instead of 50000 and he's even considering putting warships out there to physically block the boats from coming in to their views on an essay for us at mayo in sicily we have some sports for you now and wimbledon tennis the women's semifinal lineup is complete with some very familiar names in the last 4 on tuesday serena williams beating fellow american also rest in 3 hard fought says williams going for her 8th yes for when wilson title meanwhile number 7 seed simona halep romania made short work of china's shoe ensuring the men's semifinals will be determined in today's matchups. on cycling elite is the vianney has claimed the 1st tour de france stage victory of his career the mostly flat 4 stage slavers favored rather sprinters like the viale he stormed to victory with his help from his quick step teammates one of those teammates in fact frenchman julian. held
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his grip on the leader's yellow jersey while algae is growing at an alarming rate in many of the world's oceans and that is according to a new scientific study in the caribbean for example sometimes toxic algae blooms are killing wildlife like dolphins and turtles another type of algae is seaweed and it's taking its toll a number of ways mainly by fact in terms of no one wants to see their vacation beaches choked with seaweed the caribbean and the gulf of mexico are tourism magnets posting some sandy beaches and crystal clear water but this picture is being disrupted by an unwelcome visitor like here at the beach in tulu mexico which now looks like this saga samee to come a brown algae which spreads rapidly is upsetting the sensitive ecosystem the seaweed can reach a length of up to 16 meters growing up to 10 centimeters
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a day and it does more than upset the local tourism industry according to a recent university of south florida study algae growth has reached an intercontinental level since 2011 the sprawling plant to spread to more and more parts of the atlantic ocean last year a 20000000 ton carpet of alkies stretched all the way from africa to central america but what has caused this explosive spread. one aspect is the rising temperatures of the oceans so global warming supports the growth of the 2nd aspect is an abundance of nutrients. and can double their mass within 11 days if they have access to enough nutrients due to the deforestation of the amazon jungle huge amounts of nutrient rich soil washed away into the oceans. several luxury resorts spend hundreds of thousands of euros each year cleaning the beaches once the algae reaches land it decomposes creating
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a pungent odor. every year it's different but there seems to be more as the years go by. puts a huge strain on local authorities and it's. going to be honest this stuff affects all activity on the beach you're expecting to find the beach. but instead find it covered in. what's worse is the effect on marine life sea turtles for example cannot make it to the beach through the thick i'll be meaning they can no longer lay their eggs there a serious threat to an already endangered species. now we have this you tube sensation snowball sulphur crested cockatoo was also making scientific history researchers say videos of the birds whoops dips and movements show for the very 1st time that another species can spontaneously dance through human music behavioral
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scientist it's a snowball has developed for team this think the moves without any training or coaching maybe birds really do just want to have fun. as if you're a miner now some top stories at this hour the 2 remaining contenders become the next prime minister take britain out of the e.u. have been battling it out in a televised debate the winner will have just over 3 months to meet the deadline at the end of october and a global media conference in london is looking at ways of improving security for journalists around the world in many countries not just in words words islands that are routinely finding themselves. under threat. up next you know have you a business news with ben what do you know about full well it was the italians 1st
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called in the contra treif right fight with brussels i can hardly get that out it's too early in the morning for me now it looks like it's going to be the greeks the greeks are saying they're going to push ahead with tax cuts for the new government there are a new finance minister and it looks like a new 5 across the on happening stay with us for dinner your business.
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what's it like to work as a harvest and on italy's vegetable plantation. for this guy was more than just modern slavery doesn't mean change what's happening here is something very dishonest in monsanto you would know he was one of them he was exploiting enslaved but today he's determined to fight to end slavery. in italy. in 60 minutes w. folks. you know that 77 percent. are younger than 6 o'clock.
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