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bridge. the truck please report starts nov seventeenth on d w. this is d w news coming to you live from berlin according cambodia makes a historic ruling forty years after their crimes were committed to leaders of the brutal camaro rouge are found guilty of genocide on those who men were on trial in connection with the deaths of nearly two million people during the regime's reign of terror in the one nine hundred seventy s. . britain faces another test today with prime minister injury so maybe taking to
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the airwaves to try to save both her controversial breaks a deal and her own political future. three months after an explosion of racist weiland transport i'm going to michael because it's the town of cabinets in eastern germany people there want to know why it has taken her so long. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us it's been nearly forty years now since the camaro rouge murdered nearly two million people in cambodia now a quarter of the country's population but today for the first time a un backed court in the capital phnom penh found two of the regimes leaders guilty of genocide the two defendants. are already serving life sentences for crimes against humanity. this is a long awaited moment to form
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a committee rouge leaders known chair and kiff samphan are sentenced to life in prison for genocide by a un back to court. the home. but the chamber has considered the gravity of the crimes including the scale of brutality the number and the vulnerability of the victims for which the accused have been convicted. these two old men the last surviving leaders of the committee rouge already serving life sentences for crimes against humanity but this new verdict is a landmark ruling for the first time it says that the crimes against cambodians vietnamese and cham minorities amounted to genocide delivery of the judgment today in face to zero zero is any story in the work of the extraordinary chambers in the courts of cambodia. this court is once again demonstrated that he has the capacity to prosecute and try the most complex cases in accordance
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with international standards. the committee rouge under its leader pol pot sought to create a communist utopia by forcibly moving people from the cities to the countryside nearly two million cambodians died from overwork starvation and mass executions during its reign of terror from one hundred seventy five to nine hundred seventy nine plum pens museums and memorials detail the shia horror of the past a past that lingers. were they deserved to get the sentence because they committed such be crimes the rest of my family members were killed and the only child who survived that regime. this is an important moment for cambodia it's courts recognising that what happened here was indeed genocide. for more delegates bring it our south east asia correspondent and heartache in bangkok
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bastion what more can you tell us about the two men who've just been found guilty of committing genocide. well terry they were the two most senior figures of the camero regime who are still alive. is or was the deputy of the leader a former khmer rouge leader pol pot who died in one nine hundred ninety eight and. was the head of state under the khmer rouge they were both serving life sentences already for crimes against humanity that they were convicted of in an earlier trial but they deny any responsibility. for these for these crimes and they were indicted in this trial with along with two other senior figures of the clear regime but because this is already almost forty years after the end of that regime and the defendants are very old. man is eighty seven and the other two have died when the
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trial was still in progress which took it took several took several years this trial so they were the last two that could have been or that that could be convicted in this trial. now these verdicts were a long time in coming the court's work has been controversial hasn't it. it has for one because it's been such a long time since the end of the rule cambodia from one hundred seventy five to nine hundred seventy nine so it's been almost forty years until these verdicts and also because there are critics who are saying this should go further there should be more than more than these two or three people who were convicted of crimes against humanity during that time but cambodian prime minister who has been in power for thirty years and who is a former member of the khmer rouge himself he strongly opposes that he says that
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would destabilize the country and since he wields almost unlimited power in cambodia it's very unlikely that we're going to see more trials go ahead terry. thank you so much that was our correspondent talking to us from bangkok. british prime minister theresa may is stepping up efforts to defend her controversial breaks a deal today may has said the country will be plunged into a deep and grave uncertainty if the draft plan is abandon this follows a tumultuous day on thursday when several cabinet members resigned including brags that secretary dominic rough a is also facing a backlash from her own party hard line breaks the tears seeking to challenge her leadership but in the last hour a key brags that voice in teresa mayes talk ministerial team environment secretary michael gove has confirmed he is staying in his post and says he has confidence in may yesterday he was reportedly offered the job as new brakes at secretary prime
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minister theresa may was tight lipped about that in a radio interview earlier but have you offered him the road trip now i don't talk about things they do with to do with the company cabinet reshuffle and i happen to point to the new secretary at but always i'll be doing that over the course of the next year as i would remember if you were a betting man could i get on the book is and talk about about michael good to see both now and i have to say i think i've always made you can sort of rule in my life i don't bet on anything to do with politics right i'd advise you not to i thought all right we'll have to we'll wait and see. ok let's bring in our correspondent in london barrett matias standing by there for us there get it was rumored that michael go would step down to in light of all the developments regarding the braggs it deal now he's confirmed that he's staying what is his support mean for the prime minister. i think it says something about the state of british politics when it's big news that somebody is not stepping down it says something about series of may's
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difficulties she had many ministers stepping down but no michael gave a crucial ally is staying he said he wants to bring the deal to a better place and i presume what do you means he wants to bring it to a better place in parliament here where we are this is where the dia finally has to be accepted formally agreed with the e.u. but then in parliament that's their presumption that there will be a vote in december at the moment it looks very very tight the very more looks like the reason may we'll have a hard time to get a tree but people like michael gove want to work on it and want to help her get it through parliament they're good thank you very much for now the w. spirit must there in london. some of the other stories making news around the world today the number of people missing in california's devastating wildfires has doubled to more than six hundred local authorities say the death toll now stands at sixty three search and rescue workers are looking for remains as firefighters are
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still battling wildfires across the state. there has been brawling in sri lanka's parliament for a second day m.p.'s supporting the disputed prime minister mahindra rajapaksa violently demonstrated to prevent proceedings taking place it's the latest escalation of the political turmoil that started when the country's president appointed rajab after removing his predecessor three weeks ago. at least forty two people have been killed in a bus accident in zimbabwe twenty others were injured some with severe burns police have not given details but local media reporting a gas cylinder explosion may be the calls the bus was reportedly travelling to neighboring south africa the incident follows another deadly bus accident in zimbabwe last week in which fifty people were killed in a collision. german chancellor under the male cole is visiting chemists today
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three months after a fatal knife attack provoked days of farai protests and counter-demonstrations in the eastern german city the chancellor's first stop was a sports hall where she met a local basketball team later today she'll be getting together with chemists residents for an informal discussion of violent protests at the end of august came after a man was stabbed to death allegedly by two asylum seekers young rest in bold scenes of right wing extremists chasing migrants through the streets. tackle has been criticised for not visiting kemet sooner city remains deeply divided. it's difficult for roller to watch these images. on the twenty sixth of august a right wing mob rampage through the streets of kenneth chanting this is our city
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later that evening they attacked people they took for foreigners and a group of social democratic politicians. stood up to them. i. took that but also fast i was completely beside myself i i cried so much because it was so emotional afterwards i really had to find my. role is sally is a social worker seventeen years ago she fled from lebanon to germany now she gives advice and support to young refugees who have just arrived in germany for many of them racist hostilities are part of everyday life says i can give for most of them say nasty words or leave this is our country our candidates why do you stay it's like in syria the mood in chemist's has changed many refugees and migrants living here say that on fridays they're too scared to leave the house.
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it's on fridays that the right wing populist pro cam that's alliance holds their weekly rally around a thousand people gather to spread fear and hate. is not so i know i'm afraid that i'll be attacked or raped by some migrants if i go out on the streets alone at night. it's good says cannot things get better because everything is so expensive and those dock is get the money it's unbelievable one aside most of them vote for the far right a.f.p. which became the second strongest force in chemist's in the bundestag elections like many others roloson lay is worried about social peace in the city the division in chemist's is growing. i mean it's easy to add strong we're seeing that some people in chemists here migrants and some migrants fear the people of chemist's there are a lot of discussions on the matter i lead some of them personally i've been speaking with muslims and townspeople i always ask what's the problem when. they
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are calling us in the altar really sally wants to encourage those who for main silent to take action as a sign of solidarity against the right wingers. thanks that this is my city i will be forced out i'll continue my fight against racism and discrimination. rule a sollie would have liked chancellor angela merkel to visit earlier she says people in chemists should feel that their fears are being taken seriously. i'm focused on the great roger federer has won ninety nine titles in his era defining career and last night in london he brought himself closer to his one hundred federer guaranteed himself a place in the final for the a.t.p. finals says he cruised pass out african kevin anderson less than a week ago federer was a dropping by cain assuring he's back on for now though as he's pinpoint backhands a test. it was kevin anderson who knocked federer out of wimbledon this year after
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a marathon quarter final but this one really looks like it would go the distance out for all in the first set for the approach the south african so before holding his own to take the six six for. the thirty seven year old remains dominant but a confident approach to the net leaving and disowned no chance here. and soon enough the deal was sealed six four six three. federer is a six time champion here and he's not getting too worked up about the prospects of making it said. to me i've always wanted to go out with a bang today and win the match if i go through great if i don't well i don't deserve to be through it it's ok to some amount of said alive and i hope i can play a good match on the day after tomorrow not sure when i'm playing. one hundred korea taught so with. the struggling german national football team netted three goals in a dominant win over russia last night germany fielder the young and fairly
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inexperienced side for the friendly in leipsic it was twenty two year old near royce sunday who grabbed the first goal in the eighth minute to put the hosts in front of a class soon to follow that up by scoring in the twenty fifth minute and says not be added a third on monday germany go to face the netherlands in the european nations. to be with you in just a moment with all the latest business news thanks for watching. our digital more years. for women for internet activists one mission the battle for freedom. against repression and fight.


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