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ring factory starting march twenty fourth on t w. this is g w news live from berlin tonight an emotional homecoming and a chilling warning dozens of kidnapped schoolgirls from northern nigeria returned home the same boko haram extremists who abducted them dropped them off but they left a warning with the family so don't try educating your daughters again or we'll be back also coming off the facebook data scandal gets the attention of german
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chancellor i'm in her first speech since starting her fourth term she lays out her new government's vision and on facebook boss mark zuckerberg breaks his silence offering users a feature to turn off those third party apps but not a word about facebook and its role in the u.s. presidential election. it's good to have you with us tonight the homecoming in nigeria that no one was expecting militant islamist boko haram have freed many of the one hundred ten schoolgirls they snatched from the town of death she just a month ago but their act of clemency came with a haunting warning to parents don't try sending your daughters to school again or
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we'll be back we begin with this report. there were new limits to the jubilation in dempsey. to the complete surprise of local residents a convoy of pickup trucks and into the town on wednesday morning and released dozens of kidnapped schoolgirls. many of them however are still in shock. that. we don't know why they brought us back but they told us when muslims and we share the same faith so they didn't want us to suffer they didn't molest us so subject us to any kind of sexual harassment but they kept one of the girls on religious grounds when she's a christian and refused to renounce her religion it is then we assess that again. the parents of the return codes can hardly believe their luck with some of them even fainting. and yeah i am i how are you i was crying if you guys back but today i am laughing and feeling happy for the release of outgo and not oh i saw
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with my own eyes how the insurgents drove into town this morning with the growth they were waving the flag and telling people not to run away as they were coming in peace time to live. with one hundred ten schoolgirls were kidnapped and up she last month for weeks that desperate parents receive no news of their fate the government of president mohamed to bihari has come under massive pressure for its slow reaction to the kidnapping and its failure to protect local schools. understandably very emotional very emotional homecoming correspondent in nigeria adrian crease joins me now from walk see has been on this story from day one good evening to you a journey and i mean we can't even imagine the sense of relief that the girl's parents must be feeling tonight but there has to be a lot of anxiety as well. and
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he'd indeed it was a very emotional day. to day and what we learn from people on the ground as you have said before it was a big surprise to a lot of the people in the town that those people came in the city today it was unexpected there were no indications whatsoever that those girls were going to be released today and in the morning apparently the military withdrew from the town shortly afterwards several pickups came into town with boko haram fighters and a lot of people were scared they thought it might be a next attack happening right now but it turned out that they were just going to the school to release the girls and that of course triggered a lot of happiness i was in depth choice shortly after the abductions and i was invited by one family that had our family for example who child was missing her daughter is today i called the father haji and i asked him is the truest did she really come back and he said yes she is back and he was so relieved and so happy and so thankful and then he said very positive phone to her she's standing next to
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me and he gave the phone and you could hear that she is still very exhausted very tired but she's very happy also to be back with her family so you were you were able to talk to one of the girls who had been abducted we know that not all of the girls have been returned do we know what the condition is of those who are still being held and what about these schoolgirls who are home again. well so it was one hundred and ten girl girls who wept acted a month ago right now we learn that only one hundred and one of the girls who were reunited with their families the ones we managed to talk to told us that they were treated relatedly goods by the terrorist they were given food they were given drinks but the government until now could not care if i what happens to the remaining nine girls we heard from eyewitnesses some of the abducted girls who said five of them might got killed while they were abducted there was
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a sort of car accident in the abduction process and then also we learned from another eyewitness who said at least one of the girls is still with the terrorist because she is a christian and she refused to denounce her religion and this is a just surprising turn of events adrian watching boko herat you know bring brought back and drop off the girls in person the you know the same militants who had kidnapped the girls had this ever happened before no not in that form that's something completely new and to some people somehow also bizarre i mean the government and the authorities argue that they're trying to trace down where it is where they took the girls and they said they beefed up all their efforts increased aerial surveillance and then now after one month they can come back with kind of the same amount of vehicles they came in
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a month ago and returned those girls that is indeed something that is very questionable something that is hotly debated here in nigeria was indeed enough efforts by the military to trace down these girls and find them or not yeah and there's also that warning to be. made to the parents telling them not to sin the rules to school again our correspondent adrian grenier enlargers nigeria tonight thank you very much. here's some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world the french prosecutors every portly charge former president nicolas sarkozy for illicit campaign financing earlier he was released from police custody after a day and a half of questioning he faces allegations that he accepted millions of euros in campaign financing from the late libyan dictator moammar gadhafi back in twenty seven a teenage palestinian girl will be sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping an israeli soldier ahead to mimi reportedly excepted
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a plea bargain for the incident which was caught on camera and made her a hero to many palestinians the islamic state group has claimed responsibility for an explosion in the afghan capital kabul which left at least thirty three civilians dead and some sixty five others wounded the afghan interior ministry says a suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives on a road leading to a shiite shrine. today kurds around the world have been celebrating new role as which marks the beginning of spring and the kurdish new year a new rolls festivals where the head here in southeastern turkey as well as in iraq and other kurdish areas the festival is also a show of support for kurdish independence in kosovo an opposition party has thrown tear gas in the country's parliament take a look at these pictures the self-determination movement party used the gas to
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disrupt a vote on the border issue with montenegro they even released another round of tear gas when parliament tried to reconvene. well german chancellor angela merkel has laid out plans for her fourth term in power in a speech to the country's parliament today merkel conceded that the migration crisis had split the country she vowed to return unity to germans his side she also addressed foreign policy changes or challenges rather from syria to donald trump's still terrorists as she sought to reassure voters that her reluctant grand coalition government is ready to get down to business. germany had to wait a little for this it took six months to form a coalition government six months in which she addressed parliament only once now that she's officially back in office merkel sets the goal for fourth term as german chancellor. alistair fit when this term is over i want people to say this
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government has learned its lesson from the september twenty seven thousand election results i want them to say the government understood and really has achieved something. here it is which is. one of the lessons learned the refugee crisis has deeply divided germany merkel defended her decision to take in nearly a million people but also told parliament the situation like this mustn't happen again nevertheless she also put a new interior minister in his place after he said that islam doesn't belong to germany. there's no question that the story called character of our country is christian and jewish but it's also true that with four point five million muslims living here their religion islam has also become a part of germany. and about one hour medical touched nearly every policy area she spoke of migration free by
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fire for everyone and foreign policy calling for transparency from russia on the nerve agent attack on a former russian spy in britain the far right populist a deep party of the first to answer to the chancellor statement he gave daily don't chose to concentrate on the one issue that brought them into parliament taking the government's refugee policy back come to me then the election campaign the coalition agreement nor the statement today do assessments knife murders all rapes play a role not even the fact that the migrants crime rate is higher than that of native germans. the tone for anglo americans for thermos chancellor is set and also will can be expected. from the leading opposition party. facebook boss mark zuckerberg has broken his silence over the data scandal involving his company and the data mining from cambridge and in a statement on his facebook profile admitted to making mistakes and he promised
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users a new feature to turn off those third party apps apps which cambridge and legibly used to harvest information but said nothing about facebook's role in the twenty sixteen us presidential election the center of london. cambridge analytics. defend c.e.o. had a reputation for enjoying media attention but in the past few days alexander nique seemed less happy in the media spotlight. on tuesday cambridge analytical suspended makes following an undercover investigation my british broadcaster channel four he was secretly filmed by reports of posing as a client seeking to get candidates elected alexander nix outlines and data tricks to help things such as blackmail. we expected. to.
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speak to the. strategic. or entrapping politicians by filming them in compromising situations that. shortly before being suspended next told b.b.c. he was exaggerating the company's work. we. undertook this meeting and spoke with a certain amount of hyperbole about some of the things that we do but these latest accusations on the only problems dogging cambridge analysts account the company had previously bragged how to use facebook profiles to help get u.s. president donald trump elected now the u.k.'s data protection agency has social warrant to search cambridge analytic is headquarters and it's investigating whether the company illegally collected the facebook data this comes after
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a former employee spilled the beans on the company's tactics he says people were asked to download a facebook app which secretly stole private data about the user and their facebook friends i only need to engage fifty thousand seventy thousand one hundred thousand people a really big dataset really quickly and it scaled really quickly we were able to get upwards of fifty million plus facebook records in the span of a couple months and that's how one of the biggest ash breaches in facebook's history came about. facebook's mark zuckerberg has been dodging the media for days british lawmakers have summoned him to appear before a committee and accuse facebook of misleading them at a previous hearing the hashtags delayed facebook and where is the trending on social media and made calls for the internet giant to take responsibility for the breach. we realize how important these companies are for example to elections right
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across europe and i think this is the year when politicians are woken up we as the public awoke it up and it's time for the tech companies to wake up because they don't get their act together they are going to face serious repercussions social networks will once celebrated as the saviors of democracy now critics are starting to ask where the social media should be more closely regulated. europe today we do have the news will be back at the top of the hour with more world news.


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