Skip to main content

tv   DW News - News  Deutsche Welle  April 13, 2018 8:00am-9:01am CEST

8:00 am
this is deja vu news live from berlin a fact finding mission heads to the site of an alleged gas attack in syria and even as the u.s. deploys its warships in the region washington puts off a decision on striking back for that suspected attack now this as russia says any u.s. military action will trigger a war also coming up. a huge shake up at v.w. abyad d.c.
8:01 am
takes over as c.e.o. in hopes anew man of the top and the reshuffling of major brands can turn the company around after diesel. and protests in india as another rape case stirs the conscience of a nation why ask a leading activist of anything has come of government promises to better protect women. also on the show a shake up at the top for byron munich the bundesliga powerhouse reported to have hired a new coach for next season legal code that is a former buy and player you know you sports we'll explain all that. and we'll get the story behind this image of the winner of the world press photo of the year.
8:02 am
eyebright thomas thanks so much for being with us a team of international inspectors are on their way to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in syria at this hour now this as a marked shift in tone emerges from washington the white house saying no final decision as made on how to respond to that alleged attack now fears of a confrontation between the west and syria's main ally russia have been growing since president trump's comments that missiles will be coming. to destroy its u.s.s. donald cook and u.s.s. puerto have been positioned off the syrian coast but if and when they get the order to strike it's not yet clear. after this bellicose tweet in which he threatens syria's ally russia that missiles will be coming u.s. president donald trump put off a final decision on military action but we're looking in very very seriously very closely at that whole situation and. we'll see what happens folks we'll see what
8:03 am
happens it's too bad that. the world puts us in a position like that but you know as i said this morning we've done a great job with isis we have just absolutely decimated isis but now we have to make some further decision so they'll be made fairly sure thank you all very much. the president's more measured tone was echoed by the secretary of defense who said the u.s. is still seeking evidence on the chemical attack there's a tactical concern that innocent people we don't add any civilian deaths and do everything humanly possible to avoid that we're trying to stop the murder of innocent people but on a strategic level it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control. at the u.n. rushes and voice said averting the danger of war is also must close priority but he refused to rule out the possibility of us russian conflict. we hope
8:04 am
that the there will be no point of no return. that the us the. us to refrain from the military action against southern states. you understand that the danger over the escalation is to simply sit it because of military. meanwhile russia says the syrian government is now in control of the site of the alleged attack and specters from the international chemical weapons watchdog are expected to begin their probe and duma on saturday it's not clear whether the u.s. and its allies will wait for the results before deciding on strikes. a journalist on trial for a joins us now from lebanon she's following developments across the border in syria joins us from beirut good morning to you thanks for being with us when will the
8:05 am
o.p.c. w. inspectors be arriving in duma and will they be able to do their work. well the inspectors arrived in beirut last evening today they'll be traveling to damascus and to morrow they will be in duma at least that's what is expected now the assad regime has invited them to conduct this investigation and this is going to be offered any kind of support that they need but the question here is that russian boots are already on the ground and some of the experts from the western countries fear that the russians may already clean up the chemical attack site where the russian forces have actually been so with the u.p.c. have you really find anything there it's also important here to remember that the u.p.c. w. after last year's last year's attack in its lid did been the responsibility on assad regime instead of chemical agent was was indeed used but this time around him and it is limited and they can only check if chemical attacks have been use or not but they cannot be in any responsibility ok considering this limited mandate on
8:06 am
trial how will this investigation be influencing any possible military intervention by the u.s. . well there's a bit of a question mark over this as you said because it has a limited mandate and countries like sweden have said that they should be an impartial inquiry that should be conducted it's to commence to be seen whether that will happen or not but it's always important here to north the western countries i mean american ex-pats they can't say on one hand that o.p.c. w.'s filings and become allies because the russians have been on the ground and at the same time at the same time sort of says that russia is stopping the o p c w from finding out from pinning responsibility on people if russia would have cleaned up the site then why should they be in a sense afraid of it's a logical question why should the russians be afraid of what we see to be finding out who is behind the chemical attack so having said that it should be important to find out what the findings of this team are going to be the results will be
8:07 am
a winnable in a week or perhaps it would take a month it does give the diplomatic of it as issues around the world a bit of time to understand what's happening to have enough evidence before this strike happens because remember this is not just america strike hitting syria but we've had a russia u.s. face off so it's perhaps advisable to have more evidence in your hands before such a strike takes you are considering that faceoff you just mentioned washington has been dialing back the rhetoric as has russia could we see in the end a diplomatic resolution. well some experts now are hoping for such a resolution we don't really know whether that would happen or not because dollars from streets have been pretty incendiary and many are saying that there would perhaps be another limited strike the work right now that's happening in washington and in moscow is. according to what we're hearing from experts that can there be
8:08 am
a limited strike and united states hit syria and awarded any russian assets on the ground which will be a very difficult task for two main reasons one is that assad has moved his forces close to the russian bases and also because the russian defense systems are also pretty strong so if america does get russia russia will be in a position to hit back when this inquiry will this investigation plea or some sort of a positive role and this moment it's expected because the rhetoric as you said has been down a bit but that it tension in this vision even today is pretty high ok thanks so much for that this morning from beirut on child war a for us well two of america's closest allies in europe are also considering more her reaction against syria president manuel more crosses france as proof that the syrian government launched chlorine gas attacks in recent days and the british prime minister theresa may has received a green light from her cabinet to work with the u.s. and france to coordinate an international response carrier and land based french
8:09 am
jets would likely play a central role in any strike against syria coordinated by nato allies the u.s. britain and france. for the french president emanuel mccaw he could just be a question of when macro insists he has proof the acid regime used chemical weapons against its own citizens in the town of duma and he says france wants to remove syria's chemical weapons capabilities of course no less france will not allow an escalation or anything that could damage the stability of the region but we cannot let regimes do anything they want especially not crimes against international law. on the streets of paris opinion is divided on whether france should take part in any strike on syria. what the syrian dictator is inflicting on his people is frightening as far as france is concerned an intervention is legitimate and he
8:10 am
wants to deal with the russians should say clearly to assad now you must stop and you should get out and then we would avoid a conflict but if we strike the russians will be obliged to respond. there will never be strikes. because france and europe are scared of russia. the russians provide us with gas. that we don't know yet britain's royal air force would also likely join a strike on syria all the indications are that the syrian regime was responsible and we will be working with our closest allies on how we can ensure that those who are responsible are held to account how we can prevent the humanitarian catastrophe that comes with the use of chemical weapons in the future the continued use of chemical weapons cannot go unchallenged british ministers have been holding a special cabinet meeting to discuss joining possible military action against syria the prime minister would not need the approval of parliament to give the go ahead
8:11 am
for strikes. or germany meanwhile has decided not to join any possible military action against syria will be looking into that decision later in the show. well turning now to another dispute that sent tensions soaring between russia and the west inspectors have confirmed that a former russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned by a high purity nerve agent in britain but they did not say where it came from or who was responsible longings blaming moscow for the attack which the kremlin denies. the highest levels of nerve agent were measured on the door assegais scree pas house and souls bring the independent experts called in by the british government took their own samples the former russian double agent and his daughter union were found slumped on this park bench in the city at the beginning of march inspectors from the international watchdog o.p.c. w. also had blood samples from the script polls and
8:12 am
a police officer he was also affected tested in four different laboratories and they confirmed the conclusion of the british authorities as accurate while the report did not explicitly name movie chuck the body said the agent used was of high purity. scientists based at the british defense research laboratory important down but quickly identified the substances novi choke a highly toxic agent developed an suv russia even though the watch tilts report made no assessment as to who was behind the attempted murder is the british government feels vindicated british foreign minister boris johnson issued a statement saying there was no doubt what was used a no alternative explanation as to who was responsible moscow says it will not accept the report's conclusions as long as russian experts do not have access to the samples london is now planning to bring this proposed case before the u.n. security council again. now for some of the other stories making news today the former f.b.i. director james comey has blasted president trump as
8:13 am
a liar and compares its leadership style to that of a mafia boss now that's according to excerpts from his upcoming book the president fired komi last may leading to the appointment of a special counsel to probe alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixth election. the head of the group that awards the nobel literature prize has resigned mr growing sexual misconduct scandal sarah danus said she was leaving her post at the swedish academy this comes after a newspaper published allegations from eighteen women claiming they had been sexually assaulted by an academy members husband police in somalia say a bomb attack has killed five football fans at a packed stadium in their away as a port town in the country's south went to say the bomb was buried in the sandy floor of the stadium where a local match was taking place is a mess all shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the outback which also seriously wounded a number of people. well guards here now and v.w.
8:14 am
is heading into a completely new territory with a new boss looks like folksong is indeed about to be turned inside out the advisory board of the world's biggest carmaker will today announce the most substantial structural changes in the company's eight year history the twelve brands will be reorganized and the truck division will be prepared to go public on its own but crucially it always six hundred thousand workers will get a new boss. has a new man at the top with immediate effect the w.'s new c.e.o. is pam a d.c. he's been with the company for three years now he's been tapped to kick start the next phase one that will see the company betting big on electric cars if it falls behind the iemma build the race it could lose ground in critical markets like in china and news of d.c.'s new position has gone over well with many employees and
8:15 am
others it's made up at the forefront stand happy i work for the like soccer and was at the meeting and shot in the lead on i can only sing on a great job at v.w. are so far away it's uber folks when it's natal or. absurd yet. the company now plans a massive restructuring program in china and in six other business branches the program to better structure the company and make v.w. more manageable. and what's to become of moola sources say who remain with v.w. until twenty twenty he had been earning ten million euros a year and both sides seem unwilling to break his contract. well reporters didn't beardsley as i v w was headquarters in after yesterday's session a few details have already a merged tell us. that's right here hard as you mentioned everyone's been focused on the leadership change at the top but obviously this is part of a broader restructuring aimed at sort of reining in a bit of
8:16 am
a sprawling company here that has of course twelve brands under it what we've learned as you mention is that they're going to be six different groups and the special portfolio for china that everything sort of going to be funneled into among those are going to be three groups for the actual twelve friends themselves one for premium one for super premium and then one for volume and so you can imagine brands like volkswagen brands like skoda the czech car company will go into volume the more consumer oriented cars premium and like how do you believe a porsche and super premium porsche actually will go in there so this is a way of combining cars into different groups that they can take advantage of developments with in their sort of stream synergies if you want to use sort of a vision business cliche but also perhaps leading redundancies taken together again these are moves that are meant to streamline a huge company and a leadership change was seen as necessary to of course kickstart this and to really get it going there are also other changes that are going to happen in terms of
8:17 am
different tasks being assigned to different individuals the leaders of each of those three groups premium super premium volume they will take on different aspects of the company as well from production to sales and research and development so there's going to be a lot of changes coming as part of this and have a d.s. the new math the top he'll be taking on new challenges as well talk about how the i.d.s. who's the new guy the tall. right here hard have a decent course that the quick tag on hebrides is that he's the cost cutter he's the numbers man he is in person a very warm sort of outgoing man from t.v. appearances from what you can tell he's very relatable charismatic but everyone will tell you that in private and when it comes down to the business meeting and what he needs to get done he can be the ice cold numbers man so this is someone who is going to look at the bottom line and he's going to push volkswagen in the direction they need to go and that is the focus here is pushing them in the future
8:18 am
direction he said yesterday after the meeting his first comments that he wanted speed and focus on changing the brands and reorienting the the overall volkswagen brand steve very briefly what can we else can we expect today i think we're going to expect what we expect and what i'm interested in seeing is really what the new goal for folks like him is looking forward and how they measure success this is a company that nearly doubled its operating profit last year that is that is a measure of success five by anyone's objectives objective standards so the question is now how are they going to position themselves for a long term success that is what the focus is now how do you make sure that the success of the models you have now translates to a future where automobiles are rapidly rapidly changing. the involves book thank you very much we're going to cuba now where president raul castro will step down later this month he has started to reform the economy seven years ago along
8:19 am
cubans to open small businesses and buy and sell their homes but lost some of the government stop handing out business licenses many fledgling entrepreneurs feel betrayed by the government. have gotten used to economic reforms which were introduced in two thousand and eleven there are now over half a million people working in private companies many of those companies are in the tourism and service sectors. already over sixty thousand private restaurants. and private taxi transport companies abound. then the government temporarily halted granting licenses to small businesses last august and now people here are worried that have bene has lost interest in further reform. we are no longer in the year ninety three ninety four or ninety five at the hardest time the economic crisis of that special period we are not there but we have accumulated so many expectations regarding improvements that probably most people are putting on the pressure was
8:20 am
short term demands because they've been waiting for such a long time. many business people here are frustrated they see the current phase of reform is too rigid for them to grow. together whereas if they don't know there must be something broader more flexibility in that aspect. to keep you can buy things things for their own businesses but actually want to also. cuban business people are already struggling with travel restrictions for u.s. citizens introduced by washington last year and they do not have great hope that things will change for the better when castro steps down. thommo trump has announced that he is looking into rejoining the transpacific partnership u.s. senators have revealed the president has assigned economic advisors to take another look at the possible re entry despite leaving the agreement early last friday he tweeted that he would only rejoin t p p if
8:21 am
a substantially better deal was offered than to former u.s. president barack obama japanese finance minister tara also has since said japan will welcome mary entry if it means trump recognizes the significance of the pact. that's business back to brian and china's ongoing crackdown on human rights activists that's right we're staying in the region gary hart with our next story looks at a chinese couple struggle for democracy human rights lawyer one sean young was put behind bars about three years ago during a government crackdown since then his wife lea wenzhou as had no contact with them and county sure where her husband is being held now this week police stopped her from finishing a one hundred kilometer protest march u.w. spoke to her and beijing. leader wenzhou and her son kwan kwan have found safety in the apartment of friends the relief is palpable. yesterday i didn't think i'd be
8:22 am
able to leave my home and come here i still feel tense. the wenzhou has a terrifying ordeal behind her on wednesday her apartment was besieged by an angry mob one of her friends was beaten up and those who wanted to come to her aid were prevented from doing so when she tried to leave she was threatened with violence the crowd was probably acting on orders from china's intelligence service leaders that attempts to highlight her husband's plight have made her enemies in high places. was arrested in twenty fifteen along with over two hundred others. because no one has been to visit him since he was arrested and no one has seen him we don't even know if he's dead or alive. most of the other detainees have now been released but nothing's been heard from the human rights lawyer in protest wenzhou set up to walk
8:23 am
the one hundred kilometers from beijing to the prison where she believes he's being held but police cut the mark short and she was forced to return home where more pressure was applied this rule of how we want her five year old son kwan recorded everything on video and even if he looks happy enough the day has clearly left its mark on him was that the one time he says he's not afraid and that he'd like to strike them down with his sword. that i'm a. bunch of us. down. but his mom explains to them that he's allowed to be angry and express his fighting spirit but not to get a violent and if you know that he defended the scenes that you know i'm going into this. terrible for twenty i left the house to do some chores he often asks me mom i think into a rescue to you and put you in prison. it's going to plan for the next few days
8:24 am
wenzhou is going to focus your energies on her son but she's also determined not to give up her search for his father. and that's what has. ok we have some very big sports news right now regarding german champions byron munich jonathan train from our sports desk is here to talk us all through it john is going to tell us about the reports of a new coach for next season or by me yes german for a magazine kicker on the tabloid build reporting that the frankfurt coach. will take over now and still no official confirmation from either club but both those public. very well respected when it comes to football stories i have to say something of a surprise because it was among a number of names linked to the job for many people he would've been the first choice he's done a pretty good job. on the from a side that usually would fight against relegation to one fighting for champions
8:25 am
league place he's under contract there until twenty nineteen and turn around some things turn around for them and even the last week he hinted he was happy at the club that he would stay seems like behind him it would cost him we're hearing from ticket two point two million euros to release him from his contract and be happy that exists director for weeks that it was all in on one to destruction when he was contacted by by the publications he said he was unaware of any details i have to say played of course for byron munich how important is that for this club. between two thousand and one and two thousand and three and you have to say that's probably the most important factor in this decision if it happens because otherwise he doesn't seem to be a natural fit for by and he was a defender when he played that's kind of reflected in his gritty coaching style sort of runs contrary to the attack minded by in fact that's the cup final season he's never won the league hasn't coached in the champions league experience also
8:26 am
lacking but we need binah really big on identity this whole me. not surprising most of the we're hearing from river a. veterans who thought they were going to retire at the end of the season and now reports they can extend that contract and you have to remember on a kind of running out of options they wanted a german speaking coach that was a requirement. croatian but he spent a lot of time and. money and the first choice coach the man who had emotions that thomas tickell the former don't coach himself out briefly if you could your pint is was brought in to get biron out of the use of these three years old. fans going to miss. frangela found fans want him to stay so to the pine board because he really has turned things around if any supposed to be stopped at remember that after the disastrous start they made on the collar and she locked the he's now turn them into trouble contenders they wrapped up the burns league of their in the champions league semifinal with these already retired twice i think he wants to use maybe
8:27 am
phrase a charm or even talking with a pretty three separate home with his dog can buy ok jobs are they so very much from the sports this and staying with football rb lives they have been eliminated in the europa league quarter finals despite first leg lead now they lost five two in mars a star striker team was left on the bench but life city still talking early lead only to be paid back by the french side marsay then increase their advantage before forward dong haven't always seen scored to give life's a renewed hope marsay close out the game in style to prevail five three on aggregate let's have a look now at the results of the other europa league quarter final c.s.k. moscow drew its arsenal with the english side advancing six three on aggregate that after their first leg when sporting lisbon beat it let it go madrid but the spaniards for grest on two one on aggregate the big drama coming in austria where salzburg overhauled a first leg deficit to triumph of six five overall now the draw for the summer
8:28 am
finals in the champions league last for takes place in a few hours. this is good of you news live from berlin still to come on the show germany says it will not be part of any military strike on syria so how does france or marcos then plan on getting tough on chemical weapons use our chief political correspondent. all that much more straight ahead. cost right we take football personally. for us. whatever that and money young. dumb yo ghetto from now lives in italy but is can be only for man evan ninety six cylinders did that.
8:29 am
in sixty minutes w. w's program guide on the internet highlights. the home. dot com highlights women fighting for decades to be taken seriously in the world of work here's what's coming up. on w though they do use the female superhero on a mission to change our attitudes on smart women smart trucks smart strange funny and legend you should find no movement out on the brink creasing dangerous time w. makes more money. the dangerous battle for images. five women. five exceptional stories. a
8:30 am
satire i want to go to the front to morrow blame me nothing more easy one calling. war photography the dramatic pictures from the frontlines capturing three full moments in time and even risking death. she gave her life to tell the stories of people who ended up killing. women more photographers starting may third on g.w. . welcome back here to the view news i'm brian thomas our top story this hour international inspectors are headed to do mother syrian town that was the site of a suspected chemical gas attack the white house says there's been no final decision on possible military action against syria russia is warning that any u.s. strike could trigger war. while while france and britain are openly stating their
8:31 am
willingness to back u.s. president trump against syria's bashar al assad germany has ruled out taking part in any military strike just long macko has repeated her condemnation of the use of chemical weapons but berlin believes there can be no no terry solution to the war in syria the german government is concerned about the escalation of the syrian war and the possible use of chemical weapons there but it's clearly rejected deploying its own military. would look to an event germany will not take part in military strikes which still remain only a possibility at this time but we will actively support efforts to send a signal that this yes of chemical weapons is unacceptable something you've often instructive tumbles is that so germany's foreign policy line is diplomacy and crisis prevention french and british support for military strike has put berlin in
8:32 am
a predicament. it is extremely depressing that the u.n. security council has busied itself fourteen times with resolutions on the syrian conflict all of them have been blocked by a russian veto. it cannot go on like this. that is why we are pressing for a political solution to this conflict and it is my opinion that western partners must stand closely together. so why does germany support sending a strong signal to assad many of germany's allies may question how germany can support a military strike without participating it's something billion has yet to clarify. well let's get some clarification with our chief political correspondent when they're trying to morning wonder why has germany decided not to join in any possible u.s. military action against syria. the chancellor didn't list explicit reasons for
8:33 am
germany's decision not to participate but certainly even if germany wanted to it would have difficulties in doing so because at the moment its military resources are absolutely stretched to a limit but beyond that and far more important is the fact that this german position reflects a long tradition of restraint when it comes to military missions abroad as you'll remember germany has not participated in such coalitions of the willing as the war in iraq germany stood back from that action as well when it has participated in military exercises abroad it tends to be within a context of nato involvement and for example germany is currently involved in the middle east for example by providing reconnaissance aircraft but this is
8:34 am
a very very long tradition in this country which has traditionally preferred checkbook diplomacy as it used to be called to military force and that has everything to do of course with germany's history in the last century having in fact been a major cause of two world wars the country is deeply deeply skeptical about the use of military force and nonetheless you did see the chancellor they are trying very hard to walk a tight rope a verbal and moral support saying there has to be a united message condemning the use of chemical weapons and of the images we've been looking at from syria of these children and women suffering from the alleged chemical attack have been very powerful where does the german public stand on all of this after you know viewing those images do they support the justice position. they do because there is a lot of skepticism here about the eck of to see of military force and as we've
8:35 am
been reporting for the last couple of days many military experts in fact are skeptical that a one off strike even of larger dimensions for example than the one that was carried out last year by the u.s. in response to the use of chemical weapons that such a strike would really deter assad or change his position and if you look at recent statistics germans are saying sixty six percent of them are saying they don't want to see this country participate in military exercises abroad there is a very widespread feeling that diplomacy must come first and i think that is shared by many german politicians as well briefly if you could. mean the germany is positioning itself as a mediator between the u.s. and russia to help deescalate what could become a very broad conflagration no i wouldn't go that far with all support and respect for diplomatic means i think there is a great deal of skepticism and frustration here in this country among the political
8:36 am
leadership in regard to russia's position in the syrian conflict you heard some pretty strong words there from foreign minister moussa in fact he has directly condemned russia in pretty clear terms so even though his party has sometimes seen itself in that kind of mediation well i don't think that's a factor here in this decision at this time our chief political correspondent linda drane is over melinda thanks very much. well as we just heard from melinda for years now germany's all volunteer army has been struggling with a shortage of among other things personnel about one hundred eighty thousand currently serve in the german armed forces now after staffing up deployments abroad the army the army needs boots on the ground at home as well but they're in short supply too and now the bundeswehr has started a pilot project allowing civilians to join the army reserve look at that. door
8:37 am
and play it on. starting now these volunteers have to follow orders nineteen men and women are taking part in a new training initiative of the german armed forces and the reservists association in berlin so far they've had little direct contact with the military one of them is thirty two year old natalee schneider she's hoping for a new challenge and more. also very good for florida. who have a lot of knowledge new knowledge especially as far as the military is concerned. may have more self-confidence to me personally. and to be part of it and to do something good. for. the training is free but also unpaid marching and weapons training included and all that exclusively on weekends
8:38 am
. from outside it is like honey silk now it's not as little time as it seems and we work with people for a whole year you know and i'm one of basic training in the been his vet takes three months if you add up the weekends we work it's almost as long. for years the bundeswehr has been concerned about recruitment including among reservists only a fraction of the thousands of positions are filled that's why the army is now trying out new unusually modern ideas you tube videos of missions and training are intended to primarily appeal to young people. the foreign missions of the german armed forces for example in mali are stretching resources thin reservists can be deployed in almost all areas after appropriate training they can also be posted abroad. once not too late to do it of course we hope this new model will relieve the burden on active soldiers we need strong reserves especially saying
8:39 am
that we ended compulsory military service years ago that the reserves will continue to gain importance in the future. but not all applicants are accepted first they have to pass a fitness test and their backgrounds are checked by the military intelligence service to weed out extremists not only schneider and the other volunteers first want to see if they like the military if the pilot project is a success it could soon be expanded. its to india now where the butte brutal gang rape and murder of an eight year old muslim girl in january has reignited religious tensions eight hindu men including two police officers were arrested over that attack and now right wing hindu groups have marched to demand their release will counter protesters are demanding justice the girl identified as a seat of bondo belongs to a muslim community of nomadic herds people in indian administered kashmir now
8:40 am
police say the attack was an effort to terrorize local muslims into leaving the area. this incident has again focused attention on the issue of rape in india activists say little has changed for women and girls in the country in recent years that despite government promises. protestors on the streets of the capital daily on thursday. hundreds of people gathered to denounce the killing and protest the lack of action by the authorities. i don't know what kind of fund reveal growing up in what kind of country we are taking this country in which direction i can explain what i'm feeling because i am angry but they don't want to explain the feelings. that there is an attempt to use politics and use communalisation to protect those who have committed
8:41 am
such crimes and of course that is infuriating and what i feel now is that there is an attempt what makes me angry knows that there's an attempted double that and. kashmir after local members of indians governing party to be j.p. barks the accused. anybody of the same to. be awesome to be the support kills you know the support the peace and unbelievable support soon and i don't think there will be action still also in kashmir hundreds of hindu lawyers but as in support of the accused men and demanded their release. they say after they unsuccessfully tried to prevent the police from fighting their investigations of the killing of the girl earlier in the week. of more of the story i'm joined now by making a point from delhi she's an award winning novelist a journalist and an activist on this very emotional issue thanks for being with us this morning a first off india's ruling be j.p. has condemned the sexual violence in the past but has it now abandoned that stance
8:42 am
and is it giving in to religious conservatives. i think i mean bring up a great good point the fact is that the government tests failed everybody whether it's a man or woman a hindu or muslim the fact is that they were mean to store trees silent just. by the cry of the female ministers in the cabinet the i am the miso the defense minister the external affairs minister as well usually fat they're also gender equality they've maintained complete silence on the issue it seems almost as if they come to sit in the car and talk about that let's not forget a very very crucial point that there's been an obstruction of justice the fact is that the evidence was destroyed because focused on love and war was a case that plotted to kidnap rape and murder this little girl. the evidence of the loyalist protested and the charge sheet that was filed against the accused i mean that's all to do i think in the east and munched it to the roots i suggest and also
8:43 am
the release of those accused using the. notion that's been issued looks junction of justice and it's really truly a travesty magnet i'd like to remind our viewers about the attack five years ago now five years ago it's been that long since the student jonesy singh pandy died after her brutal assault on a bus in delhi has anything improved for women since that. unfortunately know brian what you're seeing is what junkies in case it was one of the most dive cases in u.s. history it was considered the rarest of rick cases and therefore kept in punishment for the second time in our country's history was doled out to the local tritos but despite all of that despite the outreach the fact is that one of the mean of accused of juvenile i has gotten at least three things from the streets of india with passengers will understand it will go to him the fact is that there was a new play
8:44 am
a fund to put three thousand crore rupees at us and keep it to put the safety and dignity implement across the country nothing has been done on that front oh that was supposed to be female police more than two as opposed to every police station in the nation we're not seeing that there was supposed to be lines and by the buttons on forms they don't even seem that they were supposed to be one stop santos that was supposed to provide a female and to kill the aide and said that's ok two women on the due respect not even seeing that the fact is as a society's mindset is that a woman who is aggrieved she is his response look for that we've this is a mentality that we're dealing with people that are not going to be asked the same to thing and there is a consensual act and this is one of the most diabolical actually a mentality that this is also going to make unfortunately the call is not very good so we're going to have to leave it here making a pond for us in delhi thank you so very much for being with us tonight thank you brian we're turning now to a journey that thousands of people start each year in
8:45 am
a search for a better life but one that can often end in more insecurity migrants from central american countries like want to maul make the dangerous trek north to cross illegally into the united states many are trying to escape poverty and crime and violence back home but president trump's vow to control immigration from latin america means precarious life still waits. franklin will never forget why he had to leave guatemala the scar on his arm is a permanent reminder of the organized crime and violence in his homeland from clean fled for his life thousands of kilometers north to los angeles in the u.s. . he says in the script some gang members were following us i ran off but they caught me and kicked me up on. it they broke my arm and i lost consciousness. they wanted me to join their gang and do bad things like sell drugs
8:46 am
and attack people. so. frankly who seventeen is in hiding with his family in los angeles this small room is all their american dream amounts to so far. franklin has applied for asylum since president trump announced tougher measures against illegal immigration he's unsure about his future and europeans are left with some luck yes i think the president should expel trouble makers but not people like me i'm not a bad person i just want the chance to stay here and have a better life. i had a lot of bad experiences in my own country and i don't want to go back. he said i mean. some. trump does not want to let people like franklin stay in the u.s. he's still keen on building a wall along america's southern border and he's made a show of inspecting prototype segments but congress has not provided the funds to
8:47 am
actually build the entire barrier. so for now trump wants to send national guard troops instead or till we can have a wall of proper security we're going to be guarding our border with the military it's a big step we really haven't done that before. but in the slums of guatemala people are still setting off every day for the united states. we visit trunk brother his wife and their baby. like frankly they see no future in guatemala. fortunately we live in a world full of crime extortion threats even murder. that's why my brother fled. the people never go outside the homes on the children alone but you can't spend your whole life hiding. sometimes they talk to their family in los angeles by
8:48 am
phone but they say that just makes the separation more painful. and his wife are trying to get by in guatemala for now. but they might soon conclude life there is just too dangerous they too might try to head north. in the west the city at a river marks the border between guatemala and mexico it's easy to cross and many people who do head north to the u.s. . illegal border traffic is a brisk business goods range from deposit bottles and grain to human cargo migrants can get translation services for a dollar fifty. anyone without legal documents avoids the official border crossing . how many is from honduras six two and victoria are from el salvador they're planning to cross the city r.t.
8:49 am
to night and then carry on towards the u.s. . they need to earn money to support their families back home trumps anti immigrant rhetoric does not deter them. yes although i don't think they can stop people entering the country there are jobs in the us but not where we come from. they have a map showing the best escape routes to provide shelter for migrants. without people to help them along the way they can never make it a lot if. we often travel by bus we talk to the driver and he warns as if there's a checkpoint up ahead so we can get off in time. for the money but we're going to go kill. the trip often ends in tapachula on the mexican side of the border this is where many migrants get arrested. it's a cat and mouse game with the mexican police who are under pressure from the u.s.
8:50 am
to clamp down on undocumented migrants and quickly send them back to kill their chances of reaching the united states. so it's no coincidence that top actual is also the site of the largest refugee detention center in central america. anyway imprisoned here is put under enormous pressure to consent to deportation. one man has assumed the role of a good samaritan. helps look after those who have fled their homes and guides them to immigration authorities but those in charge don't inform some refugees that they have the right to asylum mexico would rather they didn't stay. in the most visible here too but it's not physical the migrants are being abused. even so about ten thousand of them still manage the dangerous trip through mexico
8:51 am
to the u.s. they often end up on the edge of society in los angeles without legal documents they live in constant fear of deportation by american immigration authorities. franklin is hoping for a better future and dreams of a new life in the u.s. . when i was living in guatemala the police never helped anybody they were too scared but when i'm older i want to be a police officer so that people who need help actually get it down there that i do that. franklin is still waiting to find out whether he'll be granted asylum so his american dream is still a long way off. and you can find out much more about the numerous issues related to migration or a website that's t w dot com. well it is never too late of course to learn something new and that's in focus today in thailand words national elderly day as in many parts of the world older people are a growing portion of the populations of tire thordis have
8:52 am
a national education scheme to help them lead healthier happier and smarter lives. thailand has done something of a new education drive the new pupils of hockey school age because of the country's rapidly aging population trying out a new initiative which is less about schooling the young and more about educating the old with projects to keep the elderly from being bedridden and combating loneliness. opposite to not cool the mayor of a thailand subdistrict explains the scale of the problem he says that in his district almost ten percent of his nine thousand residents are registered for elderly welfare a high figure which is set to rise. so it's back to school for these pensioners where they learn simple english language phrases and body movement exercises. was. the sixty three year
8:53 am
old chu charts of cat the classes and uniforms provide a kind of therapy. that promotes coming back to wearing the school uniform makes me think about the good old days. and it feels very comforting meeting a lot of friends here that i got to learn and think about things i'm not depressed . graduating with the class of twenty eighteen was he says one of the most important days of his life but after that the reality of every day life bites. we when landing in stressful just living day day by. i don't have any income. my children would sometimes bring me food and stuff but i receive the disabled welfare of about twenty five u.s. dollars a month and my children also have to raise their own children. as thailand mots
8:54 am
national elderly day on april the thirteenth the country will have to address the concerns of people like shot by twenty twenty five percent of its population will be senior citizens so it will have to learn how best to kathak them. well t.v. news programs like this law live on a steady diet of video but it's often photojournalists who can capture the heart of a story in a single image like the one you can see behind me now it has just been recognized as the world press photo of the year it was taken by the venice whale and photographer or naldo schmidt during violent protests against president nicolas maduro now the man you can see who caught fire there he did so after a gas tank of a motorbike exploded how he did survive but with serious burns now there were of course many other powerful images captured by photojournalists around the world
8:55 am
we'll take a look at some of the finalists now and be back with more news at the top the hour . the man. leave. me. come.
8:56 am
feel me.
8:57 am
i was like. take football personally glad you.
8:58 am
did such a. good installer still observe the forms of the big. the bars concerts every week can plug in concerts. to. the big. time for an upgrade. close with. design highlights you can make yourself.
8:59 am
that will turn your home to such special. yourself with the. interior design channel on you tube. we make up oh but we watch as a half of the under educated folks we are the seven seven percent good they want to shape the continents future. to be part of it and join african youngsters of testing share their stories their dreams and their challenges of the seventy seven percent to thirty dummies platform for africa charging. germany state by state. the most colorful. long list. of the most traditional find it all at any time.
9:00 am
check in with a web special. take a tour of germany state by state on d w dot com. claim. to. be watching good of you news live from berlin a fact finding team heads to the site of an alleged gas attack in syria and even as the u.s. deploys as warships washington puts off a decision on striking back for that suspected attack now this is russia says any u.s. military action will trigger war also coming up a huge shakeup at b.w. how bad these things over c.e.o.
9:01 am
in hopes a new man at the top and the reshuffling of major brands can turn.

27 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on