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this is state of new news live from berlin the u.s. capitol is in a security lockdown ahead of joe biden's integrations as divisions over the impeachment of the outgoing president deepen donald trump supporters accuse the democrats of twisting the knife house speaker nancy pelosi insists no one is above the law not even the president of the united states also coming up. south america struggles with surging cobbett 19 numbers colombia and forces a cut few bucks to legal border crossings from venezuela are fueling the increase
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in cases. on uganda's long term president yoweri most 76 a 6th term in an election marred by violence former pop star bobby wine is his main challenger a favorite among young voters. welcome to the program donald trump now faces trial in the senate after becoming the 1st u.s. president to be impeached twice his republican party is beset by infighting after 10 republicans broke ranks and joined democrats in voting to impeach him for allegedly inciting rioters to storm the capital washington d.c. meanwhile is on high alert and the run up to president elect joe biden's inauguration next week. in the last 4 years the white house has perhaps
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never been so quiet this after its top president was impeached a 2nd time. fencing has cut off the 1st residence more significantly to president trump twitcher has cut him off from his supporter. but supporters aren't necessarily turning away even after congressional democrats and 10 members of trump's own republican party sided with democrat house speaker nancy pelosi she called trump a clear and present danger to the country even with under a week to go in his term the eyes are 232 the nasal 197. there is a resolution is adopted without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon that total well that motion to reconsider is a formality in the decidedly red republican state of texas trump supporters see cause for congress to reconsider namely an impeachment backlash against seems like
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they're just doing it just to dig the night deeper and twisted the believe in what they believe and that's that's not going to change because of somebody else's political tactic tactics his presidency is over but his base is going to be stronger i think that as a very divisive thing to do and i think it's a very vindictive thing to do that's not going to help to heal this country but speaker pelosi says the impeachment resolution she signed is simply about justice and a half demonstrated that no one is a far from all not even the president of the united states. the next step is a trial in the other chamber of the capitol the senate where the proceedings will likely wait until after trump leaves the white house trump and his supporters are confident an impeachment backlash will help prevent a conviction in a polarized senate for the needed 2 thirds majority to convict democrats are banking on a call for bipartisan justice. correspondent all of us solid joins me now from
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washington d.c. good to see all of the president elect joe biden will be integrated in 6 days how is this historic impeachment trial finding other his upcoming presidency. well joe biden preferred not to have the drilling because he wants to move on as quick as possible and focus on what he believes is the most important topic right now and that is fighting the covert 19 pandemic but biden also said it's up to congress to decide and he really wants to get this trial done as quickly as possible so that senate can then move on and focus on new legislature. with regards to covert 19 for instance so the big concern of course now is that donald trump will not just a disappear overnight and will also be overshadowing joe biden's presidency as something like a shadow president who is sabotaging his presidency and inciting his his followers and supporters against joe biden right now since the siege of the capital last week
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and sources have implemented a security lockdown in washington what's it like moving around the city these days it is really a surreal atmosphere although i would go to work by bike every day and have to drive alongside money kilometers off a fence that was set up in the in large part has a razor wire on top and that's essentially cordoning off large parts of the downtown area so you can't get anywhere near the capitol near the white tolls also the national mall is locked off that's the giant park that is usually used for some 20000 soldiers are patrolling there up and down behind those fences and. behind that cordoned off area and it really reminds of something like a green zone like and rather than all of the u.s. capitol but authorities are very clear about that this is a necessity if they want to have a situation like the one we witnessed a week ago the storming of the capitol if they want to avoid that you repeat it. so
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it sounds like washington is well protected but the f.b.i. has warned of potential protests not just in washington but in all 50 states capitals what more do we know about the. hell the f.b.i. director christopher ray said there is a concern about chatter online chatter and far right groups about violence surrounding the inauguration day the f.b.i. is also looking at individuals that might repeat violence on that day and the security that we see in washington d.c. reflects that very much that concern bought off course not every state has the same security in place so we'll have to see what really happens then on inauguration day or ice correspondent all of a salad in washington d.c. many things coronavirus cases are surging across the south america in venezuela which has been in the grips of an economic crisis for years the pandemic
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is making a bad situation even worse economic hardships caused by a long lockdown is forcing thousands of desperate venezuelans to pack up and leave colombia has closed its border with venezuela to stop the influx and the possible spread of code 19 but that hasn't stopped them coming. through what is the moment when amidst cheering he left the hospital he's colombian and spent 36 days in intensive care there he saw the havoc that covert 19 has caused in the hospitals of kooky. in general the attention of the doctors and nurses was very good. but i also saw that there are lots of people who are left on their own abandoned you get there and you are practically left in a disposable diaper. connected to a machine. in an effort to curb the
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spread of the virus authorities closed the colombian venezuelan border but that has not stopped the flow of people non-governmental organizations estimate that some 100000 people continue to move between the 2 countries every day. they do it along illegal trails like this one where the authorities are to overwhelmed to carry out any health checks. it puts more pressure on city hospitals some of them have reported a 100 percent bed occupancy. rate if you want to bring someone who comes infected and crosses it using these illegal trails ends up being a spreader of the virus to everyone around here. and the number of people he can affect is really impossible to calculate. coronavirus safety measures are barely respected in kuta many do not maintain
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social distancing or even wear a mask even without the illegal border crossings if you may allah just fear that a 2nd wave could soon hit the region that could bring the already alarming death toll in the border areas sinew highs. our correspondent joins me now from the colombian capital bugger johan how is this influx of migrants affecting the coronavirus situation there. the influence that this flow has in colombia is huge to understand the impact that it has in colombia we have just 2 on the stand that according to non-governmental organizations about 100000 people go around the border between one as well on colombia every single day 100000 people but the border is closed for the last 7 months so these people are using illegal paths to come into of an assault of the problem to into
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colombia the problem is that in this illegal parts there are no health controls so they migrate through flow is not just a very significant but it goes beyond every law and beyond every buy your security measures. now the migrants surely worried about the pandemic how desperate is this situation for them to take the risk and cross the border. very desperate that we have to understand that before the pandemic venice while i was already facing big problems poverty is security on employment so this pandemic had just deepened this crisis but at the end of the day the main concern of venice while on migrants is the same the most elemental one finding something to eat in the board there was saw a lot of people wearing face masks but other people dance and that is easy to
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understand how conveyed by a face mask when they don't have even money to buy food to eat. right when you look at the overall situation in south america how is the crisis there being handled. it's a country in latin america has handled the crisis in its own a way there have been not joint policies in the region but what concerns the most right now is that many countries that had already reopened their economies are now shooting them down again like you why or argentina peru it in colombia that is now on their girl few and that is going to face down how we can lock down in a couple of days so everybody here is thinking that a new loan got locked down is going to be very very hard for the economies in their region that's why everyone is waiting for the vaccine. that miracle they could save the region from the collapse. or i did abuse you know hunger maoris in bogota many
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things. and vote counting is underway in uganda after a hard fought election pitting one of africa's longest serving leaders against a charismatic young challenger veteran president yoweri museveni is seeking a 6th term in office after running for nearly 4 decades his main rival the form of pop star bobby wine has inspired a new generation of youthful bunches the election campaign was mobbed by widespread violence and an internet blackout. one by one each vote from this polling station is called out to onlookers supporters cheer for their preferred candidate. it's been quite north dakota clegg expected a display cross into i think everything should move for the moment but it got to the polls are now closed in uganda as people settle in for
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a tense count election day sore excitement in the long lines to vote mixed with the threat of violence with riot police patrolling the streets. the election campaign has seen almost daily violence and crackdowns on opposition supporters but ugandans remain on deterred. this nation has been through a lot and we hope to make you student. it's a clash of generations in one of africa's youngest countries incumbent yari most of veiny is one of africa's longest serving leaders the former griller leader has spent 35 years in office in a country where the average age is less than 30. a week when i'm a strong the army is strong. and experienced the population. i want to. go out and vote
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thursday's election pits him against opposition frontrunner wine he thought it need compiler with his wife. to form a reggae artist has managed to channel the frustrations of a generation into a viable challenge against most of a nice ruling national resistance movement. pre-election violence has also taken the lives of dozens of opposition supporters one recently appeared at one of their funerals. was a lecture on. radio not preparing for the election on. rising prices over the predecessor of fact of the group that was brought to light by the military that morning. the ruling an r m blocked access to the internet for the election challenge of bobby wind calling it dictatorial tendencies. the and iran promises the elections will be free and
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fair but with the blackout on communications and those looking for change are warry devoted to a lack of accountability and transparency. you're watching the news live from the lin up next we take you on a rail journey through southern japan stick around for that. like a for me and that same here in berlin i swore to. love. we're all set. to go beyond. that. we're all about the stories that matter to. us. whatever it takes. running around trying to explain a little bit d.w. made for mines.
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getting around in japan means taking the train. phase. because japan is imperative all around way whomp. we're going on a trip through southern japan. little time. because across the island of q.
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sure we're starting in the metropolis of hack attacks continuing to littlejohn may to the spa town of euphoria and. then enter the volcanic region around mount asto through kumamoto hitoshi and its temples and finally to kaggle shima and to it on the southernmost tip. around travel is a culture of its own in japan lending a touch of elegance even to everyday life. as well as efficiency the cleaning crew has just a few minutes to clean a home track. every gesture has special significance grounds in reassurance have i seen and done
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everything. that. wasn't possible and from certain people in pockets our station are typical of a japanese metropolis. there is no chaos with everything moving along in an orderly fashion showing discipline in public is a highly regarded virtue. and everything everywhere is constantly getting wiped down because tennis also takes top priority. at our station is the train station in the city of folk or cars which grew together out of 2 different cities and lies in the south of japan in the country's most economically robust region.
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trade activities with the asian mainland operative clearly active here. at the feet of the tower and buildings there are also little markets and this farm sounds green team and of course a lot of fish. whale meat is also available but of course these delicacy is consumed exclusively for scientific purposes. the evening traffic in fuck or car is not just commuters heading home because a little tradition has been preserved here. starting around 5 pm you see more and more unusual trailers being pulled down the streets and lining the sidewalks. yet ties are being set up here. in the evening for us it
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is ambience becomes a bit more relaxed with people going out after work. they had to yeah times which are little no bomb restaurants that are always set up in the early evening and then disappear again at night. i meet so your she satire used to have a normal job but he prefers running a tight. i did was a lot of they get caught up. in that one that we don't. know about show i don't either watch them all of course just like in any other business there are bad tires but people from all kinds of different fields of work come to visit my daughter. there are the parliamentarians of the top and the
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ordinary office workers at the bottom of it i see that you think that's pure humanity here in my outer it has made quite an impression on me that it was. only once the guests have spent the evening in a good company is it time to head home then a 2nd rush hour begins. the next morning we leave the city and its 1500000 residents on a local train. to plan is crisscrossed with real lives there are 2 networks the standard gauge network for high speed can send trains and the narrow gauge used for local and
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express trains with a track with of just 1067 millimeters. far removed from the big city hustle and bustle the town of yemeni is known for its traditions and still has many old buildings a rarity in japan. and it is also home to one of japan's oldest lantern makers. and his workshop each lantern is made by hand in line with a tradition stretching back over 200 years. the shop has even made a name for itself in hollywood. with its creations featured in several films. often with the notion of cause yes it's paper after all which rankles easily
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you have to play with it a bit and hide the wrinkles of life on the film that if you apply the paper evenly the wrinkles aren't as noticeable later. without a lot of muscle. thank you for the ohio year where i glued the 2 paper strips together if the gap ends up being uphill wider crooked when i cut off the rest it looks weird all of them it's a little course in there. about the most important thing is the paint work which the boss turns to himself. this act is almost contemplated. just a few doors down there is another shop boasting
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a long tradition where can each economy sounds ya may's famous green team. this business also dates back several 100 years and is actually more than a mere store it's an old trading house green tea used to be something very special attracting customers from all over japan who are welcomed and hosted here can each economy wants to pursue this tradition. of soreness green tea actually used to be more of a delicacy nowadays much larger quantities are being churned out because the team used to be harvested by hand meaning that only relatively low volumes could be produced it was thus a highly valued good that of course came at a price to match at home.
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a shrine to one's ancestors as an integra part of any traditional house and can each economy also observes this tradition. we leave the quiet tea shop and head to a very lively museum actually more of a fast. each autumn the whole town assembles to put on an old puppet show everyone has a role in there is there to which is made entirely of wood and held together without nails all screws the structure has been sent up and dismantled again for 300 years it's worse though it is there on all. of us the path the very bottom level all the threads of the puppet are controlled. and in the 2nd level there rugs are controlled.
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the piece is about a young prince going on a pilgrimage to a temple but the plant is rather beside the point the people are here to celebrate traditional puppetry. was i mean you. are going you. 6 6 know are. 6 it takes entire teams to move the figures the lands and make a hiroki eco is also involved. the tanks to the play is in old japanese which is difficult even for modern japanese people
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to understand. i heard. the performances are held only once a year in the autumn and. that if you. want to. get it. the next leg of our journey is also a sort of performance. first we go back to hack a time station. you don't board the train by simply heading to the platform before taking a trip on the 7 stars you enjoy a reception in a dead. katie lounge. this train exudes an early 20th century
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atmosphere. the tickets are ceremoniously punched by hand making for elegance collectibles. and the entire crooner introduces themselves one by one. side of the must it was. there. yes i'm not positive proof finally japan's 1st modern luxury train is readied for departure claimed by hand before each trip to make the pains resemble a talk mera. the train is meant to be somewhat reminiscent of the orient express with the 7 cars only able to accommodate 30 passengers about with every conceivable luxury this their tender and explains each
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pattern taking special can to point out the difference between the fashion mechanism and the other mom button yet. the toilets control panel has and share of bells and whistles. just because it allows such fine ceramics join a refined light design that lights up from here on the 2nd you can as asked as king. and this was i it's nearly time for departure and the train doesn't simply get whistled off. a fast way as there was a fair. the
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departure is a little shadow of its own. everything is recorded with photos being taken of people taking photos. it is typical of the japanese to wait until the train is out of sight. we leave the city. to. the light reflected from the star is part of the plan because the stars are usually have to glistens. it. we had to.

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