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this is d.w. news why but from berlin tonight more carnage in kabul another terrorist attack hits the afghan capital at least eleven soldiers are killed as suicide bombers and a gunman strike a military academy in kabul so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility also coming up another one bites the dust reports say the deputy director of the f.b.i. entering mccabe is quitting after months of sniping by president trump we'll go live to washington for the latest and the german all the industries white washing
of dirty diesel a shocking report reveals that car makers funded emissions testing exposing people and monkeys to dangerous fuse with the goal of telling the public that diesel is clean. plus. prizes and politics at this year's grammy awards in new york as female musicians confront sexual harassment in the recording industry but the night belonged to bruno mars he took home six grammys so. it's good to have you with us tonight afghanistan is reeling from yet another terrorist attack suicide bombers in gunman targeted a military academy in the capital kabul killing at least eleven soldiers so-called
islamic state has claimed responsibility it's the third terror incident in the city in just one week and it is part of a wave of deadly violence which also involves the tele bot. there is no escaping the military presence on the streets of kabul for the third time within days attack is have killed victims in the afghan capital this time the target was the army itself militants including suicide bombers stormed a battalion near the marshall fashion military academy and began an onslaught afghans are turning their fury on the government. look at what's happening to this nation you're not able to control the current situation it's better that the security ministers resign what's kind of government at ministry is this you're not even able to secure the city particularly. the afghan defense ministry says two gunmen were killed in the exchange of fire and two others died often detonating the
suicide vests one other was arrested. now people want to know how the attacks keep happening in a city already on to tighten security measures. i'm joined now here at the big table by our correspondents under peter's munge she is an expert on terrorism in south asia and she has worked for many years you may know as a correspondent in afghanistan it's good to have you here on the show so let's talk about kabul why are we seeing such a big surge in violence and they are now well the only logic to this war seems escalation a tit for tat policy we see an increase of asterix for any sense of drone strikes in the countryside and that means you have to react somewhere if you will from the or posing side let it be taliban that it is slamming states so that brings people to kabul because if you manage to you know harm government they are that's most visible to everyone to international media to you know afghan people everybody in
power that's why you can really cause carnage and damage and i think that's one of the reasons and the other one i may add here is that's what a lot of analysts say we see at the same time the united states pressuring pakistan when might just be a coincidence in time but you know the moment the pressure grew in that precise moment we also see an uptick in violence in afghanistan you know you mentioned islamic state and the tele bond they have been responsible for you know these three incidents we've seen in the last week does there mean anything because usually we talk about the taliban in afghanistan and now islamic state is playing a greater role or at least it seems to be what has been on the ground in afghanistan pretty much as a solid force since two thousand and fifteen growing so at the beginning a lot of people said it's disgruntled members from the pakistani taliban being pushed over the border then also just granted members of the afghan taliban
alliances in afghanistan are very fluid have been over a period of nearly four years a decade so yes you have to force. he's on the ground competing but they do have a common enemy which is united states which is the western alliance which is the afghan government do you see the possibility and you know you have to look into your crystal ball but do you see a possibility maybe of islamic state until they wanted some point. merging or if not merging at least learning to co-exist maybe assume b.o.'s is there are a positive coexistence i mean you see them fighting each other especially in eastern afghanistan which is the stronghold of the state a country you see them marching because the afghan taliban a pretty much nationalistic in its outlook they're really focused on afghanistan while the i.a.s. of course with the whole idea of a caliphate has a much broader approach a much bigger international appeal they want to strike abroad as well they're not you know exclusively focusing on afghanistan as do the taliban what does all of
this mean for president musharraf's going to use government and just the basic security of the country well i think he's really against the wall with his back to you know his government is disintegrating this a lot of infighting warmongering you know amongst his own ranks c. has fired one of the most powerful governess in northern province in december that guy governor refusing to step back he's still very much they are threatening force and that's now on the government site you know and you have seen people here in the reports saying we don't trust president gandhi you know if he construct the capital how can you possibly secure the entire country so i mean there are a ton mentary elections planned for june let's see what happens there might still be called off if this wave of what violence continues and between now and june the an eternity in afghanistan anywhere so underpaid as well as always good to have you
on the show thank you. and at a meeting of un security council ambassadors u.s. president donald trump discussed the taliban's role in the recent violence he said the u.s. will not hold talks with the militant group think killing people left and right innocent people are being killed left and right when we see what they're doing and the atrocities that they're committing and killing their own people and those people are women and children many many women and children that are totally innocent. it is it is horrible so there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban. that was us president donald trump of the u.s. president is dealing with yet another resignation the f.b.i. his deputy director andrew mccabe is reportedly leaving his post more than a month ahead of his planned retirement in march the cave has been repeatedly criticized by president trump for alleged bias against him and the republican party the reason for mccabe's earlier departure from the law enforcement agency is not
yet known the white house says president trump had nothing to do with it but that he stands by his criticism of mr mckay. white house press spokesman sarah huckabee sanders was asked whether pressure from the trumpet biggest gratian played any role in mccabe's decision here's what she had to say. given that the president's apply pressure to you is to make sure we get this resolved so that you guys and everyone else can focus on the things that americans actually care about and that is making sure everybody gets the russia fever out of their system once and for all you know shorten adjusters nothing nothing improper nothing inappropriate here at all whatsoever from the president since he came into office when it comes to this vote no. all right for more now we want to go to our washington bureau our correspondent there michelle can you give standing by good afternoon to you michelle so we've got andrew became he's been coming under increasing pressure from the white house that it's no secret tell us more about why
that is well make the case has been closely associated and regard as a close ally a former f.b.i. chief james called me and told me of course was was fired last year by president trump as he was investigating a possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia so it is not really surprise that trump would like to get rid of cape giving this closeness to trump enemy james komi and of course for republicans and trump what it also been an issue may keep it that kind of a lightning rod for for trump and the g.o.p. since his wife a couple years ago ran in a domestic race and received money and funds from from a close clinton ally. and how do you think this resignation this early resignation how could it affect the ongoing investigation into russian
meddling in the u.s. election. well that is of course actually very hard to say to be honest these days and in washington i mean of course the the russia probe conducted by special counsel robert muller is of course an independent is not really tied to the f.b.i. but of course both are him you know kind of at odds with what donald trump so no one knows what what's president trump will do in the future i mean of course he has reportedly tried to fire robert morvillo last year. but later backed off of that so it's not clear it's not clear what trump would do most people think that trump will not will not try again to fire him all of this late in the in the ongoing investigation but of course nobody really knows to be honest no one knows what the u.s. president is going to do the that's definitely the case or at
a correspondent michelle can you get on the story for us in washington thank you. here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world observers say at least sixteen civilians have been killed in government airstrikes on syria's province now that brings the death toll to some thirty three people since sunday it libya is the only province in syria under the control of opposition forces government troops have been making advances in recent weeks. thousands of people have reportedly been left homeless following a fire at the slum in kenya's capital nairobi the blaze at the like god broke out on sunday evening at least four people are believed to have died. at a meeting in brussels the e.u. ministers and have agreed to offer the united kingdom a twenty one month transition period after it leaves the e.u. next year officials say the u.k. will keep its status quo e.u. membership during that period but that it will have no vote. you're
watching the news wife of from berlin still to come prizes and politics at this year's grammys in new york as female musicians confront sexual harassment in the recording industry on the award fronts tonight belongs to areas bruno mars. all right so we're going to be dancing like that but we're just going to stay. it's right so let's talk business yeah that's right we're taking about public criticism coming in here all three it's been revealed that german car giants were apparently complicit in admissions testing on humans that's been reported at the newspapers here in germany off the reports of those toxic emissions test so monkeys financed by the german called giants and has now extended to bring in humans as well now the a was reportedly to clear up the p.r. disaster in the wake of the diesel gate scandal to give diesel a good name again and secure valuable tax breaks but it will clearly backslide.
here at the university clinic in aachen in twenty thirteen and fourteen a group of twenty five healthy people were made to inhale nitrogen dioxide in varying concentrations over periods of hours several times a week the car manufacturers wanted to use the tests to determine exactly how dangerous nitrogen dioxide was to humans the tests were commissioned by the european research organization for environment and health and financed by german car makers v.w. diamond b.m.w. and german parts supplier bosch the study was supposed to be conducted under the cover that they were to be no negative effects on the human subjects but the methods which have now been revealed have let loose a wave of indignation. and it's absolutely understandable that people are outraged that tests on monkeys and even on human beings cannot be ethically
justified. that amounts to nothing more than hot here according to environmental organizations they say the german government has been in bed with the automotive lobby for years old. mrs merkel is really the first cat chancellor and she even fights in brussels to make sure that emissions regulations are less strict and if possible not controls which control yet and it seems there were no controls at volkswagen either the supervisory board says it knew nothing about the studies and is now threatening consequences. because i'm to complex this complex is reprehensible ethically morally and in nets and so i think the w. will have to hold the employees who are responsible for this accountable so they can shift. these revelations will deliver another blow to the german car industry's image. well as you just saw there those called out as being reprehensible ethically and morally that said industries from the cosmetics industry to cleaning products
all have to run tests including off and on he was so where do we draw the line always taken it now on this next report. clinical trials involving humans are critical for example for the approval of new drugs testing volunteers is the final step in the approval process because findings from animal tests are limited in assessing effects on humans but recent studies on the effects of car exhaust conducted on behalf of the auto industry have set off alarms. the opposite you can only speculate about the politics of underlying intentions as to whether these special interest groups deliberately promote studies like this heat with the aim of coming up with a negative result concerning nitrogen dioxide effects they can then use politically . it's a question of ethics when volunteers endanger their health just for the money a mere seven hundred euros compensation is not unusual one reason why the world
medical association says in its helsinki declaration medical research can only be performed on humans when the potential benefits for the subjects of the experiments outweigh the risks and harms but ethicists say weighing these things up becomes difficult when science becomes untangled with business. when not to it's going to have to sponsors are exactly the ones who profit from these kinds of experiments and the entire thing is a bit fishy piece of eyes it's also an example of the dilemma that scientific research finds itself mired in. hence the calls for more transparency with such questionable research in the future. now you're a coffee addict living in london well if so i'm afraid we have some potentially bad news for you and yes it is briggs it related persons impending departure from the e.u. could threaten the very future of the way you start your day our correspondent back at my small. in central london speciality coffee shops have sprung up everywhere
in the smallest of spaces. and even in former public toilets for coffee lovers like me this is very lucky bought mine this comes after bricks it. takes some skills to prepare really good coffee. the attendant has this special sharma form of public you right. here every portion has weighed the temperature and the pressure of the water must be strictly controlled. as well as the stability of the middle. everyone who works is a coffee professional. eliza's from italy as are many offer barista friends. everywhere you going you'll find that the working here. is kind of the. family outside of italy for. life without europeans the rest is absolutely
unthinkable for the attendance customers. it would be a living nightmare yeah mixed goot every bit good if british barristers can develop european flair but we also treasure i europeans here of my very disappointed about francs in small shops already find it difficult to find the right people. kathleen in london has won international prizes behind the counter many australians and eastern europeans. he has some english people applying for jobs says caffeine's owner peter george smith but nevertheless he's still worried about bricks it you're going to need a pool of people to keep working it's proven in the facts as proven instances sticks there that the industry is growing at a certain rate we need a certain amount of people to fill those spots or there's going to places that will close it's not just the owners of small shops that are worried at one of the biggest chains more than half of their staff citizens from outside the u k. pratham
has warned that only one in fifty people who apply to their company is british and that they would not be able to fill all the vacancies just with british workers there is no extra training for british touristas but the first for coffee in the u.k. seems massive and thus artisan coffee lovers are hoping that even reese this will continue to be able to enter the country even after predicts it. a new front has opened in yemen's protracted civil war four people have been killed in a second big of fighting between rival factions looking to gain control of the southern fourth city of aden the government is based in the city and it has accused separatist of an attempted coup the unrest is a fresh threat to the authority of the country's president who remains in exile in saudi arabia. it's
a new front in yemen's years long conflict here many separatists fighting government troops in the south and city of aden in the forces had previously been on the same side in the civil war between the saudi backed government and hoofy rebels in the north of yemen who are aligned with iran government forces are determined to head off any attempt of rebellion in the south. and you are there's no difference between the who says and anyone else who rebels against the legitimate government no matter who they are left right south east if they're not with the government then they're an enemy of the entire country but of course. the complex conflict has devastated yemen already one of the regions poorest countries long running u.n. backed efforts have so far failed to bring peace now the u.n. is urging parties involved in the latest violence to end the fighting and pursue dialogue. for earlier we spoke to the political scientists who know how many are
from the university of syria and asked her why this new front in yemen is more has opened now there are two dimensions to consider here the first is we are not that correlation supporting the president had he is often described as led by saudi arabia the reality is that the leadership is contested between saudi arabia and the united arab emirates and both have different visions of how the south should be controlled and that's reflected on the on going fighting because those who are contesting illegitimacy of the government are supported by the united arab emirates while that had a government is still supported by saudi arabia on a reasonable level on a local level. south of yemen because they often when we discover the cause of the conflict in yemen we talk about it as if it's a binary kind of a conflict between the north and the south in fact if you look at it closely you
will see that in both parts you have competing factions fighting against each other into some of these factions where united like in the. you know front in order to get rid of the hootie and president. what happened right now is that they are finally getting even before sentencing discourse and in a way i know it's a group sixteen but that's what is taking place right now. there was political scientists there from the university of york speaking with us earlier now for the philippines president he has visited the province where tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the active volcano mount mejor it's been spewing ash for the last two weeks geologists say that there could be a major eruption within. the philippines most active volcano is at it again
for weeks now mount my own has been spewing a white hot cocktail of gas and volcanic debris down its flanks complicating matters nonstop rain is mixing with the volcanic ash and rock that's resulted in fast moving much flows which have damaged roads and could potentially sweep away entire settlements. more than eighty thousand residents have fled their homes and are living in temporary shelters which are quickly getting overcrowded food and other supplies remain adequate but concerns are growing over health and hygiene conditions. really going for if people want to help us i hope they give us water because it's so hard to get that here and it's not enough we have to wait in line when the. authorities have cordoned off a nine kilometer danger zone around mt my own but that hasn't stopped defiant
farmers from tending to crops and livestock that they depend on for their livelihoods. whole villages are living in evacuation centers sometimes they go back to be hard to feed their animals and then they return to the evacuation centers that's the a life at the moment. the government is bracing for a possible three month long emergency in the areas around my own more rain is forecast for the coming week. full at the grammy awards the surprise winner was bruno mars who beat some tough competition the likes of jay z. and kendrick lamar to take home six awards but music was not the only item on the bill following the lead at the golden globes many participants wore white robes is a visible show of solidarity with the me too and times of movements confronting sexual misconduct in show business.
bruno swept the grammys this year with six wins including record and album of the year for twenty four k. magic and song of the year for that's what i like he gave a heartfelt speech as he accepted his award and you know those songs are written with nothing but joy and one reason and for one reason only and that's love and that's all i wanted to bring with this album hopefully i can feel that again and see everybody dancing and everybody moving but it's mars went into orbit rapper's kendrick lamar and jay z. were left down on earth leaving the hip hop community without a win in the coveted album of the year award the man had to take consolation in just five prizes for his album damage and single humble but this year music wasn't the only thing center stage with sexual misconduct allegations rocking other areas of the entertainment business music industry figures showed solidarity for the times up and me to campaigns by wearing white roses and pop singer catcha who has spoken out about being a survivor of sexual abuse herself delivered her powerful ballad praying.
that was said i sing a gentleman a gave a rousing speech that pulled no punches silence us we offer you two were it's times . we said times that prepare you know quality time's up for discrimination time's up for harassment of any cause and time's up for the abuse about women raising their voices to call time on sexual abuse. well here's a reminder of the top story that we're following for you at least eleven afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military academy in kabul so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility and marked the third major attack in the city in recent days. you can always get. from google play or from the apple store it will give you access to all the latest
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