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because their life does start with me. and it began without me. this is g.w. news live from berlin. the christian democrats decide whether it will be various premier marco's zubair from medical sister party the c.s.u. or will the party leadership to choose i mean lush at the state premier of germany's most populous state north rhine-westphalia. a teenage gunman kills 8 victims in a matter of minutes flags are lowered at u.s. government buildings after the latest mass shooting this time in a fed ex facility in indianapolis president biden says congress must not have
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toughened gun owner in fact grant checks. punished for their resistance hong kong's pro-democracy leaders are sentenced some will serve more than a year in jail for joining mass demonstrations against china's tightening grip on the territory. i'm pablo photo of us welcome to the program we start with german politics and the battle over who will succeed i'm going to merkel as candidate for chancellor the 2 contenders bavarian premier marcos and c.d.u. party president. reportedly been in discussions tonight mark olsen conservatives have set a deadline of the end of this week to decide on who should head up their campaign
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of the september national election. well we're joined live from berlin by dito he was chief political editor at me kaela. well what more can you tell us. well this is a very secretive process and to understand those 2 leaders in the last it was seen pretty much the certain can tend to become a follower in footsteps as a conservative chance the candidate he's seen to you he's in talks with mark will suit very late date in the day as something went for the kill last day when he announced what many had almost stopped expecting that he too would go for that role would go for his name on the conservative ticket here in germany when it comes to deciding the legacy or the face jimmy goes into. that will 16 years in office and we have very little information trickling through we've been
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told that by the end of this week i've been told that by the end of this day we would be wise so we aren't yet but the nation is waiting with bated breath and what has already been a very brutal beating process for the conception see well this is of course all happening as germany is dealing with the 3rd wave in the pandemic and support for the c.d.u. c.s.u. coalition is taking a battering right. yes and it really highlights what is a moment of political paralysis. many not only is the largest big tent party some are the only remaining big tent party not just in germany but. struggling with itself boiled in a leadership struggle that pandemic wave covered 19 is hitting germany
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it is as it appears in full of force we saw a bit of parliamentary debate here today on what is supposed to become a new law determining and national. he into a deep lockdown at the incidence rate of 100 infections the 100000 people in. 7 days well jummy is averaging $160.00 incidents rate for this day running and experts are raising the alarms both in hospitals when tens of filling up very fast but also across the board that action must be taken right now as those 16 federal states are still heading still not in the same direction in different directions with one state meccan before palm going into or deeper lockdown and the rest of the debating whether it's time to open up well we'll leave it there for the
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moment to make. chief political editor but we will of course go back to you if we do get some word in the next few minutes or so. well moving on u.s. president joe biden has repeated calls for congress to pass gun restrictions after another mass shooting biden has called gun violence in the united states an epidemic the president ordered flags to be lowered to at the white house and other government buildings in honor of the 8 people who were killed at a fed ex warehouse in indianapolis on thursday. well the gunman was a former fed ex employee after killing 8 people and wounding several others he also shot himself dead police are still investigating a motive it's also emerged the f.b.i. had questioned the shooter just last year. it was shortly after 11 pm on thursday night when the police were called out to the indianapolis airport roads
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were closed and much of the airport placed into lockdown police said officers responded as quickly as they could but they arrived to light at the fixed building morning. received a call reference shots fired to that location as officers who responded the. way they arrived to an active shooter incident. at that location. primary information at this time is that the alleged shooter has taken his own life here at the scene. police say 8 people were killed suffering injuries consistent with gunshot wounds 5 others were taken to hospital one is said to be in a critical condition. witnesses that the scene say they saw a man firing what they thought was an automatic fire. i saw a man with a submachine gun of some sort automatic rifle and he was firing at. open and i
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immediately ducked down and got scared as day broke police was still collecting evidence trying to identify the 19 year old shooter's motive last night in the us was revisited by the scourge of gun violence that has killed far too many in our community and in our country. we will learn more about this case in the coming days. and in the coming weeks no piece of information will restore the lives that were taken. this is the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the u.s. after a period of relative calm during the coronavirus pandemic and it's already prompted renewed calls for stricter gun controls. well take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world the japanese prime
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minister you know she he has become the 1st leader to hold face to face talks with u.s. president joe biden china is top of the agenda for the one day summit 5 g. technology and climate change are also central to discussions. the leaders of germany france and ukraine have called on russia to pull its troops back from the ukrainian border for the maid selenski met him i knew in my car in paris and i'm kill american joined by video link selenski called for a summit that also included my scope. and i will castro is standing down as head of cuba's communist party the move brings an end to the leadership of castro and his brother feel that they ruled cuba for more than 6 decades castro says he's handing off to a younger generation. some of hong kong's most prominent pro-democracy
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campaigners have learned the price of standing up to china's increasing power of course has handed down sentences on $10.00 protest leaders over mass demonstrations 2 years ago the spite the crackdown remaining anti-government activists say they haven't given up hope. they've just been handed a sentence for participating in protests yet they are still calling for hong kong is freedoms. media tycoon jimmy lie was among those sent to jail to produce a painting in huge pro-democracy protests by. in 29 taint. he received a sentence of 14 months. and if. it is not but there are many more. more people not. getting. to know that until. the very beginning. 4 of those convicted were
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given suspended sentences including 82 year old former lawmaker martin lee and elder statesman of the pro-democracy movement. the convictions are a blow to the pro-democracy movement in hong kong which is facing a strong crackdown by beijing and hong kong authorities. cannot think of this simple human rights front is very very disappointed by the sentencing today it creates a chilling effect that makes us citizens afraid of speaking up it also makes the society gradually lose a rational patient and peaceful voice to communicate with the government oh yes there were. massive protests swept hong kong organized 29 tain they began as a reaction to an extradition build allowing people to be transferred to mainland china and then activists and feed opposition leaders could be sent to china now they are being prosecuted at home. despite the sentences activists say they won't
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back down in the fight for freedoms for hong kong but it's getting tougher and tougher to stand up for democracy in the city. i w correspondent cv congress scribes what happened as the activists were sentenced while happy to stay in the court room in our 3rd day to observe they are sentencing and right after the judge announced the sentences on the all the 10 the fenders are the cochran has burst into a kind of i know they're loud chants of our poet has focused a lot of supporters show up today. to attend the hearing to show senator solidarity to the child defendants and also to our protest against their sentences the way they think is unjust and in response other many of the defenders out i have spoken to over the previous weeks that they sat are well prepared for cho term but still.
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at a moment when they were centers that they chanted slogans inside a court room insisted on there is no there's nothing criminal to all the nice and and attend an unauthorised assembly there is a peaceful one although without permission from the police that they insisted that this is a legitimate see follow this obedience well i was d.w. correspondent there so what does the future of hong kong's pro-democracy movement look like c.b. i asked one of the defendants a former chair of the city's democratic party. a silver medal awarded to your by the government for his political work it was something this former lawmaker felt proud of but 12 years later it seems to represent a hong kong that's been lost time this government. has to. adopt my. approach to
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a whole. tribe is my country at home cause my whole to love your country doesn't mean you love. to go read. young so much as one of 10 defendants found guilty of organizing or attending marches in 2019 during massive antigovernment protests many opposition icons of his generation now sentenced for the 1st time this is just the 1st of 6 charges against you. the 73 year old has taught at the university of ha. i'm calling for decades while also engaging in politics in court she was the only defendant to read out his submission in person. as a civil disobedience of prayer duty but i don't feel remorse because i don't think i have done anything wrong and so i don't be picky my case.
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will go for appeal imprisonment. won't be a surprise to me. young son qusay himself a moderate who has democracy under chinese rule but that hasn't happened before hong kong's handover from britain to china you saw him and fellow activists martin lee set up the democratic party they were among the 1st lawmakers directly elected to voice dissent in the chamber and paved the way for hong kong's party politics but now the national security law and intellectual overhaul are making it difficult for opposition parties to even survive for a typical realty press because to be worth all the praise of democracy we have managed over the past in the 3 years so this is a retreat of democracy and on call is it worth of arduous time for you lots of again i'm thinking about the politics i think is
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a big question or whether we go back to the question of group politics i did like in 17. the fight of his generation may soon become history but he doesn't think that efforts will have been in vain or history is so full of stock was. never the same gauge myself in politics and i don't think i would leave hong kong at all democracy and not as about a party politics not as about the world but also just how it affects our ways of living close to insist on the russian or peaceful approach and i think. if they wade through all of the. believe democratic values are now deeply rooted in hong kong. his right it isn't yet. we can tell you that young some the former chairman of the hong kong democratic party featured in that report has been given
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a suspended sentence he still facing 5 other charges well as we heard earlier in the show from germany is seeing its highest rise in corona virus cases since january 1 of the one of the main reasons is the slow pace of vaccinations fewer than one in 5 germans has been given a 1st dose but the vaccination drive has picked up speed in recent days among those getting a 1st job was chancellor angela merkel her office released this image of her stomach vaccination document the 66 year old was given the astra zeneca vaccine and said she was delighted. when as coronavirus cases rise here in germany medical workers are warning that intensive care units are pushed to the brink d.w. reporter tessa visited a berlin hospital that is close to capacity. we're at the intensive care unit in the hospital half of the patients here suffer from cope at
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19 dr thomas kuhn and this team have their hands full and the it's a fitting out. among the. poses and slowly you can see that there is an increase and the moment when not yet in a situation that brings us to the edge of what we can do with your crown but we know that if the numbers continue to rise because certainly have problems go through the hellish program we have incurred on in recent weeks the number of covered patients in germany's i.c. use has been rising sharply again by now at the peak of the 2nd wave of the pandemic has almost been reached intensive care beds are becoming scarse and the work load of stuff continues to grow. intensive care nurse tim cook has also noticed that. among men of now in this 3rd wave it is
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particularly noticeable that the patients are getting more seriously ill and ill for longer also they need a lot of care that means the situation is very challenging and very stressful for us you really need time to relax when you're off work. but it is not just the sheer increase uncovered patients that worries the teeth that patients health is deteriorating fast and this 3rd wave of the pandemic they are also an effort to get them before probably also because most people over 80 years old have already been vaccinated. the average age is now much younger compared to the 1st or 2nd waves and we see that very clearly we don't really have any patients who are over 80 years old anymore they are almost non-existent. to what extent german hospital capacities are breached varies greatly from region to region some are already completely full others are still coping one thing would help more
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vaccinations one in forgiveness we won't get out of this without back scenes they are very important but it is also important to stick to hygiene measures keep a distance and observe current covered for structure each and everyone must take this been demick seriously and can do their part to make get out of this is quickly as possible the truth will come if the number of patients continues to rise other important treatments would have to be postponed in some areas and many that is already the case the situation many doctors agree is serious. well a 2nd look now at some other developments in the pandemic germany has removed the united kingdom from its list of risk zones meaning travelers will no longer need to quarantine on arrival india has seen another spike in the new cases it's the 8th record increase in little over a week and denmark is speeding up reopening plans as infection rates stabilize
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restaurants and bars will be back in business next week. the un is warning of an escalating humanitarian crisis in northern mozambique more than 600000 people have been forced from their homes by islamist militias many more are facing food shortages the w.'s utley on peach travel to a region plagued by insecurity. from the air the islands of mozambique snore than coasts look like paradise but life on the ground is increasingly difficult as one of the last islands that have been spared from islamist attacks a flood of refugees has more than doubled its population in just a few months a united nations 8 mission isn't able to feed everyone her. am. i not. been here since 7 in the morning and haven't gotten anything i don't know where they
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tell us they all are their roots down now and i miss what should i do now know like you are what. you are. not so i was lucky enough to receive summerize flour corn and cooking oil taro groups have attacked her home village on the mainland twice and want everyone to leave but the villagers had nowhere to go then the attackers came with time. and can't be secular. they just chopped off wonderous is heading for no reason why everyone has to watch even the jewish nun as there were times i have. now marie lives in the hut with her 3 children she has adopted another child who had lost his parents on the way here. for. the next day we started for the neighboring island of cuba the u.n.
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food program has also plans a mission here. that the island's government administrator helps with distributing food that's critical for survival. without. a crisis almost everyone here lives from the system of the refugees are from the main that they have problems and. without. the details. about 4000 people lived on this island before the insurgency now is more than 10000 people was thousands of displaced people leaving the main coming here in the past months looking for a safe place to stay just that this isn't exactly a safe place last year terrorists at tech the island's pillaging it and killing 2 villages to terrorists kidnapped 30 islanders mainly gilts province people are worried about more attacks most feel helpless against the terrorists and so far not
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a single soldier has been stationed here on the island. well final preparations are underway for the funeral of prince philip's a husband of britain's queen elizabeth their son prince edward to and his wife sophie a few flowers left by members of the public side st george's chapel in windsor where the funeral will take place only 30 close relatives will attend to 2 coronavirus restrictions the funeral is being closely followed here in germany where the british royals try some of their roots and where they still have many fans the. queen elizabeth the 2nd and prince philip on a 2015 state visit to germany it was their 5th such trip but they were still greeted enthusiastically some traveled hundreds of kilometers to cut to. glimpse of the royal couple. we had to do it and i'm very glad we did my.
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body sex and values tradition pride and the friendship between england and germany . the queen is something special when she's in germany you have to be there. the british royal family is very popular in germany royal weddings are broadcast live on television and millions watch state visits republicans become royalists at least temporarily. people can project a lot onto the entire royal family because it is so present in the media but at the same time the royals personally want as little as possible to be known about them many people find the tradition the glamour the ceremony fascinating the castles the titles the carriages. but most germans don't want their own monarchy abolished in 1900. 2020 poll showed that 85 percent were opposed to having a monarch as head of state but germans are nonetheless very interested in the glitz
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and glamour of the royal hoess. prince philip's death also touched the hearts of many germans the newspapers around emotional front page coverage the day after he died chancellor angela merkel praised his integrity his dedication to duty and his friendship with germany. prince philip had a special connection to germany his parents were german ability and he spent part of his childhood in southern germany to marry elizabeth he became british and adopted the surname button prince philip had an infamous sense of humor that often crossed the bone disease of political correctness. but he always understood that his role was secondary to the queen's with loyalty diligence and wit prince philip earned respect during his 73 years of marriage to queen elizabeth the 2nd from subjects in the united kingdom and from royal funds in germany.
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well to sport now and leipzig and haas and haim it left it very late to provide the drama in friday night action it was in the last minute of injury time that leipzig finally found the back of the net it looked like the use of pulse and had stolen 3 points in the very last 2nd of the match but the referee ruled the goal out as the ball had struck paulson's arm on its way to the goal that means their points were split and leipsic gave byron munich the chance to widen their lead lead when they play fallsburg on saturday. the head of the tokyo olympics says there are no plans to cancel the games this summer seiko motos comments follow a senior politician who said consolation is a possibility health experts also say the game should be considered as infection surge in japan but with less than $100.00 days to go organizers are committed to
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staging the event. well here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you. 2 contenders to succeed until a magical but very in premier of a suit and c.d.u. party president i mean less shit are reportedly in discussions over which of them will lead the conservatives in germany's federal election merkel's conservatives have set a deadline of the end of this week to make a decision. you're watching news live from berlin you can always get the latest headlines on our web site that's d w dot com for me and the rest of the team and brilliant take care and see you soon . come up.
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