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you're watching the news live from berlin after air strikes the u.s. threatens to brother action against syria's leadership i spoke to the president this morning and he said if the syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again the united states is locked and loaded us ambassador nikki haley with a clear message to the united nations that as the security council rejects our russian resolution to condemn the western missile attack on alleged chemical weapons facilities in syria also coming up. in the end in shock after another
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child is brutally raped and murdered there is out two days of protests demanding justice for victims of sexual crimes. and in formula one red bull's daniel ricardo almost didn't even make it to qualify and has emerged victorious in shanghai. and welcome to the program the u.s. and its allies have said they have no further plans for missile strikes on syria but the white house has warned the united states is locked and loaded to act again if damascus carries out more gas attacks syria's president assad has said the western air strikes were based on a campaign of lies in this u.n. security council a bid there by russia his regimes main backer to condemn the strikes as failed.
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today's u.s. led strikes on syria it was a war of words between russia and the united states in the united nations. a sign of cynical to stay in a group of western countries decided to take military action without waiting for the results of the convention to gauge. russia condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack against syria through its actions united states makes an already catastrophic humanitarian situation in syria even worse i spoke to the president this morning and he said if the syrian regime uses this poisonous gas again the united states is a lot and loaded. when our president draws a red line our president and forces the red line. but the bickering isn't just about whether the strikes were just to find the u.s. france and the u.k.
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maintain that they bombed only chemical weapons facilities yet russia says the missiles targeted several a fields as well and they say syrian defenses destroyed seventy one of the some one hundred missiles fired that's a claim the pentagon disputes and i want to say that to the best of our ability to determine at this time no syrian weapons had any effect on anything that we did the pentagon showed off satellite images of the destruction saying the strikes completely destroyed two targets and seriously damaged another one in damascus was reduced to rubble but there's still no independent confirmation of what the scientists were actually used for the face off over syria continues. i'm joined now by d.w. chief political correspondent melinda crane will end up good to see you now there is a major fear that this american led attack would potentially put at heads with russia is this still a threat or a possibility you know i think the threat has been significantly mitigated and you
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know you heard that u.n. debate it was. pointed but the fact is the rhetoric since the attacks has been a lot less blustery and escola tory than the rhetoric that we heard before and i think that has everything to do with the very clear messaging from the three western partners that this was not aimed at russia nor was any russian target hit and you could almost sense the relief when you heard the statements out of moscow afterward that in fact russian targets had not been at the center of this they couldn't get out there fast enough to say no russian planes were hit we our bases were not affected and so on now the fact is the subtext of that is they're not going to need to save face with further escalation and they actually don't want to be in that position we know that one of the overall aims of russian policy in syria is to restore russia to a world as to a role as a major player on the world stage they very much like to see a summit between vladimir putin and donald trump to confirm that and they don't
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want a course of events that would stand in the way of such a summit so i think in fact the two sides now are standing down somewhat in terms of that kind of escalation and you mention the clear message from the three actors in this assault we actually have a clip from the british foreign minister boris johnson he was speaking earlier let's have a listen to what he had to say we in the u.k. do not see an escalation absolutely that was what was so important to get our message over to russia to everybody involved that our response is limited to say no to chemical weapons. so melinda limited to just saying no to chemical weapons how has this if anything in any way changed how the parties are impacted in or in syria not very much i think the fact is what causes people to change their behavior they change their behavior when they have the sense that business as usual is going to be costlier for them then whatever changes they've been reluctant to make is
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that the case here we've heard again and again this was a limited strike this was a one off strike it has not for example i think affected shell south calculus about whether he's willing to use conventional weapons against his own population nor would it appear to have given a really strong message to either of his supporters iran or russia the fact is their leverage is one of the only things that can really force a change in damascus and i don't see any particular wedge that's been driven here between for example russia and syria so no i don't think i think this was a symbolic gesture it may have some symbolic consequences but i don't see a real consequences that could really change the situation on the ground so it's symbolic and perhaps not real but could this potentially help a political solution the german french foreign ministers have said that their goal but perhaps the political solution has always been a goal hasn't it absolutely it has there been six years of negotiations under u.n.
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auspices the geneva process largely stalled there's a second per track the astonishing to go she ations sponsors of that are russia iran and turkey neither the u.s. nor the e.u. has been involved in pushing those negotiations forward in fact foreign ministers couldn't even be bothered for the past year to hold a meeting about syria they did do so in this february but that was the first time in the year that they'd really spoken about it so suddenly they have rediscovered diplomacy the fact is diplomacy has been going on it's terribly terribly complex the one lever. that might be somewhat useful here would be pressure on russia maybe that's something germany could exercise but in fact there's a lot of work to be done to get that diplomatic track moving chief political correspondent melinda crane thank you for your insight. to india now where another child right rape case has shocked the nation police say they've discovered the body
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of an eleven year old girl in the western city of surat they believe she was abducted raped and strangled to death this comes amid days of protest in many parts of the country over the gang rape and killing of eight year old. muslim girl's body was discovered earlier this week in a hindu dominated area demonstrators have been demanding justice for her and other victims of sexual crimes in india. the response as she joins us now from delhi as she is you were at a rally earlier where people gathered to call for this justice for this young girl what did they have to say when you spoke to them. you know what there was really a mixture of feelings there on the ground at the protest there was anger sadness helplessness in some ways because of the fact that you know these kinds of protests have been happening we had a huge one five years ago for a week two weeks at a time over brutal gang rape here in delhi and five years down the line you know
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people are still seeing these kinds of things happening so helplessness in that sense but there's also a sense of really wanting to take action and you know make sure that it's not just a protest that does nothing you know as we were walking into the protest i took a photo of a woman who was short said leave our girls alone and when i took the photo she said don't just take photos let's make sure that that you know we protect our girls you know we go into homes and speak to two young boys about their roles in society and how they treat women so i think that i thought that sort of little interaction kind of showed you know that people it's both angry but also wanting to channel that anger into doing something productive or a mix of emotions there can you tell us more about this case specifically and the religious implications because this child was from the muslim community and all of the accused men are hindu how has religion played
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a role in the aftermath of the murder. well you have this is the case which you're mentioning in the state of jammu and kashmir and as you said you know a village and has sort of played a role in all of this you know on the one hand it is at its face you know another brutal gang rape of a child but where religion comes in here is is the fact that you know this was a muslim girl from a particular nomadic muslim community in that state which has had some tension with local people from the hindu community who have not wanted this no matter community necessarily to be in there they're part of the of the country and what's emerged with the charge sheet from the police investigation is that this was allegedly a pool a very sort of planned out thing to try and drive away this community they sort of identified this young girl she was out raising the family's horses and they
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identified her as someone that they could sort of kidnap of duct drug rape as the charge sheet says and use that as a way to try and intimidate this community and on the flipside the way religion has also played a role is that you've had a lot of sort of hardline hindus actually reacting to this case not to express outrage about what happened but to express outrage in their view of hindu men being accused of this and so you had this sort of reaction that you might not expect of people actually coming out vociferously in defense of the accused in addition to the outrage that we've already seen towards the accused d w correspondent and she's malhotra thank you very much. asked of the other stories making comes ten days after a german court dismissed an extradition request for catalonia as ex-president karl has pushed him on spanish prosecutors have submitted new evidence hoping to
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persuade judges to hand over to madrid. an emergency warning has been reissued for a bushfire that's raging across parts of sydney australia around five hundred firefighters are trying to control the blaze passengers on this train filmed the flames as they travelled through the blaze so far no homes or lives have been lost in the fire which began on saturday. revelers celebrating paul's new year have poured into the streets of the medieval theory of body core beating drums songs and vermilion powder filled the air the annual festival marks the arrival of spring with dancing in prayers for a good harvest during monsoon season. formula one now where red bull driver daniel ricardo has won the chinese grand prix not bad for someone who almost didn't make it to qualifying after he blew his engine on saturday but his team got him a new one just in time and the australian then drove it to the head of the pack.
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ferrari sebastian fettle came into the race as the favorite he won pole position and had won all of the races so far this season he did indeed roar to the front here too but it would be short lived. when a collision brought the safety car on to the track it proved to be a turning point for the drivers from red bull daniel ricardo and mocks fresh toppan who took the opportunity to get fresh soft tires in the pit that gave them a boost meanwhile fettle had lost the lead after a pit stop and a minor collision after that he never really got back on track. ricardo made some daring moves to overtake and soon he captured the lead with twenty laps to go the australian chook the checkered flag with an almost astronomical nine second advantage or ahead of second placed voluntary put us of mercedes. i don't seem to win boring races they're all pretty fun so that was unexpected you
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know what i'll still twenty four hours ago i thought we might be starting at the back of the grid so. just sleeping through the boys just i think them up the qualifying but today is the real reward for that work it's ricardo's sixth career win and his first in shanghai vettel still leads the standings but ricardo springs had to fourth. hamburg's hopes of survival in the bundesliga took a beating on saturday after the perennial strugglers were defeated two nil at hoffenheim serge capri opened the scoring when he danced his way through the defense a lot at home in the first half and hamburg's weakness at the back was exploited again minutes later adams a lawyer made it to to keep oftentimes chances of a champions league victory bought a lie. there watching the news i'm out of the quote awesome i'll be back with more
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