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this is a detail to use live from berlin a russian and government activist has been flown to berlin for medical treatment after his suspected poisoning. is one of four pussy riot protesters who stormed the football pitch during this year's world cup final in moscow. the typhoon makes landfall in china battering hong kong with gale force winds and torrential rain more than half a million people have been evacuated across several chinese cities as they brace for impact also coming up the marathon world record is smashed in berlin as kenyans . finishes the race in just two hours one minute and thirty nine seconds.
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it's good to have you with us a russian anti-government activists who was jailed earlier this year for protesting at the world cup final has been brought to berlin for medical treatment. was flown to the german capital after a suspected poisoning a member of the pussy riot punk group fell ill after a court hearing is a strange wife just a total says it may have been attempted murder is being treated at the shop it's a hospital friends describe his situation as serious. reporter jared reed is with us in the studio and he has been following this story what can you tell us about this man well he as you said is a is a member of this very famous protest group called pussy riot over the last six or seven years has stayed. some very famous demonstrations against the kremlin which
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have angered people like me a person now. was flying to berlin he is very unwell his friends say that he has had trouble seeing speaking and moving being treated in moscow he was flying last night this video was posted by his former wife is also a member of pussy riot at berlin's. we conceive of here shortly after landing being hated on the plane on a stretcher now people the members of pussy riot believe he was poisoned for political reasons and they're pointing their fingers at the kremlin although the cause of his illness hasn't yet been identified a few days ago pussy riot posted. to punish responsible and as you said he was jailed for taking part in a pitch invasion in the world cup final in russia which he said was in protest at the russians diet and against excessive powers that the police have let's take
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a look now at that day he got arrested. i. was one of four protesters who invaded the pitch. world cup final and. millions of people were watching live the four protestors later appeared in court and they served fifteen day jail sentences. d.w. interviewed versus other pussy riot members back in august. explained the group's approach. if. you can political. we don't have a fixed number of members of the different people come together from various factions you would suggest to the young activists talked of a harsh climate for opposition groups who are frequently condemned by state media. i mean. just because they have to because pussy riot don't do what they want just
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the way it is the state media always attack opposition groups. jersey loaf was hospitalized and most days ago a pussy riot to vist was quoted as saying he had lost his eyesight and ability to talk it is not clear what caused his illness so we now know he's in berlin who brought him here how to get here because he was put on a medical flight and that was paid for by a group called the cinema for peace foundation they're based here in berlin they describe themselves as a nonprofit. who have a goal to foster change through film and their long term supporters of pussy riot i got in touch with them today to ask them a couple of questions and here's what they told me they sent me this statement that says has survived a critical condition after an alleged assassination attempt by poisoning the cinema for peace initiative provided by request of the family transport and medical care
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with specialists in a hospital in berlin the attack is regarded as revenge for appearing in the world cup final to support human rights in russia now a lot of people are making comparisons between busy love and kremlin critics if you've had unsavory things happen to them we haven't heard anything yet from russia we have also haven't heard from actually we have heard from the german foreign ministry they have said that they're not actually going to make a statement because of germany's strict privacy laws and i guess adding to all this is canada would you believe because it is a jewel citizen of russia and canada and i say they're concerned and watching this with care as i guess we all want to see what happens to those they love here in berlin ok so a lot of angles that story thank you for looking looking at them for us. typhoon is hitting at southern china battering hong kong and guangdong province with gale force winds and torrential rain the superstorm has already caused major destruction
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in the philippines authorities there say dozens are feared dead. nature lashes the coast of home calm with full force and these people got to witness it firsthand. as hong kong issued a maximum alert for typhoon mangubat the territory's government would people to prepare for the worst. storm surges were expected to raise water levels by up to four meters. hundreds of residents have been evacuated to shelters while others hope to ride it out. almost all flights in and out of the city's airport have been counseled so for anyone who hopes to the phone call the storm there was little option but to keep out of harm's way and stay put. this is that i didn't expect to get caught up in
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a typhoon when i booked a trip to hong kong. i've had to scrap all my sightseeing plans i can't go out the subways closed buses have stopped running and there's no ferry service at all. the west the gambling hub of macau closed the doors to its casinos for the first time in history a head of the storm. authorities here faced criticism for failing to pad residents for a deadly typhoon last year now they face another huge challenge is said to be the strongest typhoon to hit the region this year. meanwhile at least eleven people have died in the u.s. as massive amounts of rain from tropical storm florence cause severe flooding in north and south carolina these were the scenes in lumberton a short while ago after roaring on shore on friday florence lingered over the area causing storm surges and flash floods authorities are warning residents not to
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attempt returning to their homes let's now go live to d.w. correspondent standing by in the city of new bern in north carolina how are people coping with the extreme flooding where you are. it's still raining here just a little bit even though the the hurricane has mostly passed us and the winds have died down and i'm actually standing here right now with the mayor of new bern north carolina dana outlaw. how is the town coping how are people coping with what's been happening well we're just not used to this type of damage we we've had a lot of hurricanes were three hundred years ago the old timers tell me that this is much worse than hurricane hazel in one nine hundred fifty four which was really the worst hurricane anybody has ever remembered recorded. sun what are you expecting in the coming days in terms of cleanup in terms of what the economic
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impact might be on this town you know we don't have any figures in on the economic end of it we do know that forty two hundred homes have been either destroyed or tomar have extensive problems we have about three hundred commercial business buildings that are that are in really bad shape we've we've had twenty two thousand customers without power that's been restored so about six thousand are still non-power so a big concern right now is is the safety and security safety and security of our residents safety in staying inside because with the saturated ground conditions trees are still falling down and a lot of folks get killed or hurt after the storm not journal storm so the big thing that's happened here is i think everybody got a little bit of more of a closet confort level when it when it went to category one but we had a ten and a half foot storm surge and so were some hurricanes do a lot of wind damage this one has been devastating water damage and now we have the
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water coming from the western part of state down here and with the new server is this wide enough to it doesn't affect us that much but the small bryce's creek carries it things like that the water is starting to to increase in those areas so we're very concerned about the trees down the saturated ground conditions. fortunately no one in new barn has died in the hurricane but what is it like looking around at your town now and the condition it's in what goes through your had recovery. newbern is a very resilient community where a very loving community we all reach out to each other we put our differences aside and we all get our rakes and shovels and get together and work right now is getting hot food nourishment to our to our residents we have twenty twelve hundred people in shelters we've had three church services this morning to provide you know what is needed this we need some miracles here in this in the city as you know the
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outpour from communities outside a new one has been tremendous and we've had twenty eight crews come in to help us with restoring power at the same time we have to keep these folks safe we have to keep our fire and police safe there particularly during the storm and so we did a pretty good job of of evacuation we went door to door we had a fire truck with a p.a. system going around we had newbern recreation buses going around picking folks up so we were dealing with around four hundred recoveries we had some war recoveries and so you know praise the lord that no body lost her life in this in newbern and pray for the folks that did lose their life in eastern north carolina john allen mayor of new bern north carolina thank you so much back to you in the studio thank you that was my way to reporting from north carolina. now to some of the other stories making news around the world syrian state media say israel has launched
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a missile attack on the main airport in damascus the claims were backed up by the syrian observatory for human rights it said the attack targeted arms warehouses and caused heavy damage no casualties were reported them. israeli man has died after being stabbed by a palestinian man at a shopping mall in the west bank the israeli army says the assailant was shot following the attack near a busy junction south of jerusalem it has been a major flashpoint in recent years in western germany demonstrators failed to stop police from the victim activists from a force that's to be destroyed to make way for an open pit coal mine police say about four thousand people tried to enter the woods near cologne they were stopped by police who continued removing activists from tree houses.
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kenya's. tackett early smash the men's marathon a world record in berlin the mild september weather and a flat course means that the last seven men's records have been set here in the german capital. kenya's elliott can set the pace at the berlin marathon on sunday over forty thousand runners competed in perfect conditions when he defended last year's title he started off with an impressive pace and quickly shook off his biggest opponent will see chips on. three pacemakers were pushed to the limit and so the canyon completed the last seventeen kilometers so not. really . the first. push me like. this with a total time of two hours one minute and thirty nine seconds to chill be shattered
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the previous world record by a minute and eighteen seconds and manifested his reputation as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era. and a reminder of the top stories we're following for you a russian anti-government activists has been flown to berlin for medical treatment after a suspected poisoning. is one of four pussy riot protesters who stormed the football pitch during this year's world cup final in moscow. and time has made landfall in southern china battering hong kong province with gale force winds and torrential rain authorities have issued the most severe warning possible nearly half a million people have been evacuated from cities across the region. you're watching news from more coming up at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our website that's dot com
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