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player. this is d w news live from berlin a standoff in brazil as police prepare to jail the country's former president lisa not go to school but ignores a deadline to turn himself in to begin a twelve year sentence for corruption and looms defiance sets the stage for a confrontation between his supporters and those who want to see him behind bars also coming up nine palestinians are dead including a journalist after israeli soldiers opened fire during violent protests along the border to the gaza strip and hear from our correspondent there and in bundesliga
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soccer a battle for first division survival as cologne take on mine in the find to get away from the relegation zone. hello and welcome to the program i'm mary in evanston and it's good to have you with us. brazil's former president louis ignacio lula the silver has defied a judge's order to surrender to police to start serving a twelve year sentence for corruption on friday who have filed a new request to avoid jail in the run up to the october presidential vote the third such appeal in three days supporters say his conviction is a ploy by the political right to keep him out of the election which polls suggest he would win by a wide margin. the. morea of the
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brazilian people they chant his most fervent supporters when lula was given twenty four hours to hand himself into police he saw refuge at the steelworkers union in sao paolo the union he once led and where he launched his political career nearly four decades ago. the deadline came and went without a surrender but according to media reports police decided not to come and forcibly remove him to avoid triggering clashes with his supporters there are court. i woke up this morning thinking if the federal police come here now to arrest lula they won't have room to get in and they'll tell you. some four hundred kilometers south and two lunar protesters gathered this is where authorities had wanted the former president to be a judge had ordered him to report to this police station in the city of karachi by five pm on friday a day earlier the supreme court had rejected his plea to remain free until all
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appeals against the sentence were exhausted his adversaries had come to see him arrested. was ill be a key i came here just so i could see up close when this crooked son goes to prison he is. back in sao paolo the leader of lula's workers' party and announced that the former president would take part in saturday morning mass at the union headquarter . indicating that the standoff would stretch into the weekend. this is where we will be this is where the president is this is where we are and this is where we will stay. and was reports suggest that lula's aides have been negotiating his surrender with police and that he will be taken into custody later on saturday. a lewis arrest warrant has sparked concerns over a growing political instability in the country palla based correspondents and co he gave us this assessment of the political divisions in brazil brazil can see news
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more and more polarized we've seen recent spate of political violence we saw it lead counsel council mariani franco assassinated the country's recently divided divided that's already fueling the political instability on the night that was his case judged in the supreme courts the night before brazilian army general came once weeks you're in basically a lage he made some what was seen as threats the supreme court that the army would be ready to fulfill its institutional juicy you know using that language if the case went in favor of lugar and that was seen by many very many as basically a threat in a country that suffered a military dictatorship and several military ships and boats in the past. and that was correspondence emco he speaking from sao paulo. well now it is some of the other stories making news around the world and the u.s.
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state of texas has begun sending national guard troops to secure the border with mexico it follows a call by president donald trump to deploy the force to fight drug trafficking and illegal immigration trump said he wanted the deployment to last until progress has been made with his border wall. canadian police say fourteen people are dead and another fourteen others injured after a bus crash in rural sysco one province near the town of tisdale a truck hit the bus carrying a junior hockey team the team has put out a statement calling the incident an incredible tragedy moscow has promised a tougher response to new u.s. sanctions imposed on several russian officials washington has frozen the assets of companies and all of darks close to russian president vladimir putin said it was responding to what it called russia's malign activity around the world in syria
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opposition monitors say government air strikes have killed at least forty people in the last rebel held area inside eastern goutam state television says government troops backed by russian forces are slowly closing in on the town of duma the attacks and a ten day low in fighting there israeli security forces have fired live rounds on palestinian protesters at the gaza border killing at least nine people including a journalist and injuring dozens more this follows the deaths of more than twenty others in demonstrations last week the palestinian ambassador to the u.n. has condemned the killings take a listen. the pressure will be mounting and all part of the international community not only the security council but all parts including the secretary general have to do something in order to stop this continuing the massacre against the palestinian people well meanwhile organizers of the gaza protest say the demonstrations are
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against the decadal blockade of the territory but israel accuses the palestinians of using the protest as a cover for infiltrating the border and staging attacks inside israel. sending up smoke from burning mounds of tires the protesters hope what israeli soldiers can see they can't shoot. the demonstrators are calling this the great much of return the demand the people forced from their lands during the one nine hundred forty eight war with israel be allowed to return the islamist hamas group was a key force in organizing the protests. that are there as the one we will never give up on any of our inalienable rights the land is one of them another is the holy sites to receive them the mall sunder churches. israel says the protests are a challenge to its territory and it has the right to defend itself it accuses homines of using the protests as cover to carry out attacks on israeli border towns
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. is a travesty for the palestinian people that the hamas government is encouraging its people to attack israel is encouraging its people to commit acts of violence and encouraging them to actually storm into israel to try to destroy israel and kill as many people as possible but rights watchdogs have criticized israel for firing on protesters from its side of the border the united nations has urged restraint. we remind israel of its obligations to ensure that excessive force is not employed against protesters the unjustified unlawful recourse to firearms by law enforcement resulting in death may amount to a willful killing and grave breach of the fourth geneva convention. the protests along the volatile border are expected to culminate on the fifteenth of may the day following the seventieth anniversary of israel's declaration of independence. well
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our correspondent tony kramer is in the gaza strip near that border i spoke to her a short while ago and asked about what the protesters are trying to achieve. well the march of return refers to the plight of the palestinian refugees one thousand nine hundred forty eight and they are saying basically this year israel is celebrating its creation ninety four to palestinians that's why they're saying it goes on until mid may when palestinians commemorate the nakba day the catastrophe as they call it when they had to leave or were forced to flee their land i think this is the overarching message of these protests at the same time when you talk to people and there are a lot of young people taking part in those protests they were telling me that we are coming here to sell because now we have the attention that gaza has been closed off for over ten years ever since hamas took over here. that have closed the borders it's very hard to get a permit contract hardly ever also to the west bank the economy is down there
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saying we find no jobs and we want to be if we want a voice is to be heard and that's why a lot of mainly young men are also risking their lives because israel has warned if they approach the border and i think it's here just behind me they're risking their lives. that was correspondent tiny kramer speaking a little earlier from gaza we're getting some live pictures now of catalan separatist leader carlos who's demond who's addressing media at a press conference in berlin let's have a listen. all right so is addressing journalists in berlin and spanish he was detained on march twenty fifth and the european arrest warrant released just yesterday on bail from a german prison. is accused of rebellion and misuse of public funds that's for organizing and independence referendum in catalonia in october now the
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german court ruled on thursday that extradition was not possible on the basis of that rebellion charge but the man could still be extradited misuse of public funds charge. and we'll be bringing you more on that in the next hour. all right moving on to some sports news now and in friday's been as legal action relief for hanover as they finally end a five game losing streak against verda braman hand over broke the deadlock when margin harnick slipped the ball in at the near post hungry for more hangover made it to before halftime thanks to phoenix process. and it was this creative lot this started oh and over hold on for the two one win and are now nine points clear of the relegation zone. well two struggling clubs face off in the
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fight to avoid relegation cologne sit in seventeenth place but a win against minds tonight would bring them within three points of their rivals in sixteenth and cologne had better win if they want to keep hold of their first division status but they'll have to bounce back from a demoralizing lost last weekend. with cologne you just never know winds over leipzig and leverkusen then a loss of epic proportions six nil in hoffenheim they're not letting it set their confidence though much of the target we've shown as a team that we can suffer a setback like in frankfurt where we also fell apart and came back to get a result we're counting on being able to do it again. that's in the billy goats will be helped by the return of z one to rhoda their top scorer a win against minds would put cologne within striking distance of the relegation play off place a minor miracle. happened almost at one stage we had just three points after
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fourteen matches never in a wildest dreams did we think we could get anywhere near the relegation play off place this early i'm not trying to put us down that's just a fact that is difficult. to wrongly awarded penalty gave months away and over cologne earlier this season but the guests have just one win away all season. goal is clear to take three points away from home but still nothing's done yet we still have six games to play. a good omen for the home side the billy goats clinched european football on the last day of the season last year with a win over mice five tennis now and rafael nadal's return from injury saw the spaniard bring his country level with germany in the davis cup quarterfinals doll made light work out for that question ivor taking out the time in straight sets it was the first match for the world number one since
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retiring injured in the australian open in january the doll faces alexander's fare of today with spain and germany locked at one one. and now on to a smashing easter tradition from the greek island of course to thousands of people have gathered to watch as residents drop hundreds of march red clay pots on their balconies as the pots are half filled with water to make a greater smash and splash the tradition marks holy saturday in the greek orthodox calendar although its meeting remains shrouded in mystery. you're watching d.w. news coming to you live from berlin and will be back again with more at the top of the hour in the meantime don't forget you can get all the latest news and information on our website just go to d w dot com american evanston from all of us here in the newsroom and berlin thanks for watching and do stay with the family.
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