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critical of the boat and thousands of others are going to cause hamas. on the streets they know women who aren't changing the world maybe the be digital. storage system or twenty fifth on g.w. . justice for decades late they camera bruises reign of terror in cambodia classified as a genocide for the first time by an international tribunal a guilty verdict for the last surviving leaders of the brutal regime that presided over the deaths of some two million cambodians i'm sorry kelly in berlin this is the day. the un. has believed real good judgment today in free schools great zero zero through this
in the story gets you right in the world of the extraordinary chambers you look towards of cambodia once they were all the commercial overthrown i was shocked and horrified by all that was hidden from. the torture centers around killing fields every aspect of the starvation doing forced labor in the grapes to force a marriage was the thing that the murder it's all on the record now that cambodians no longer have to worry that that what they went through was their imaginations to me that might get people to look at me and i'm so happy i'm a victim of the can i really wish i used to think there was no justice for me but now i see that justice will get close enough to believe but the main. and also coming up on the program in california's wildfires hundreds are unaccounted for at least sixty are dead and that's just the human toll of the place
. i hope you and quick that's all i can say. but first it took nearly four decades but on friday for the first time a un back to court in the cambodian capital phnom penh found to kemah rouge leaders guilty of genocide the brutal regime wiped out around two million people a quarter of the country's population through overwork starvation and mass executions a murderous history and for decades on is the verdict finally justice our coverage begins with this report. this is a long awaited moments to form a committee rouge leaders in one chair and kiff samphan are sentenced to life in prison for genocide by a un backed court. 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 two is an historic achievement in the work of the extraordinary chambers in the courts of. this court is once again demonstrated that he has the capacity to prosecute and try the most complex cases in accordance with international standards. the committee rouge under its leader pol pot sought to create a communist utopia but forcibly moving people from the cities to the countryside nearly two million cambodians died from overwork starvation
a mass executions during its reign of terror from one hundred seventy five to nine hundred seventy nine plum pens museums and memorials detail the sheer horror of the past a past that lingers. well they deserve to get the sentence because they committed such big crimes the rest of my family members were killed i'm the only child who survived that regime. this is an important moment for cambodia it's courts recognizing that what happened here was indeed genocide. and d.-w. spoke earlier with award winning journalist elizabeth becker who was a reporter in cambodia during the camera this reign of terror her book when the war was over is one of the leading accounts of what was one of the last century's worst crimes against humanity. she was also called on as an expert witness for the prosecution at the camera trial we asked her how important the trial was oh
it's critical i can imagine cambodian history or this is siding without this trial and without the final verdict that said yes this was genocide as you noted it would spend forty years it took decades to finally get this trial because it could have impinged on so many world powers so that cambodians no longer have to worry that that what they went through was their imagination there were many deniers well this is a joint you when cambodian trial this is the cambodian government is led by who and said who's a former mid-level c'mere was contrary he did not want the trial and it took a lot of political will on the part of the u.n. to come up with a compromise then you it was in the country there are all kinds of different compromises so it was it was a long slog but it was a very thorough one and the critics of the length i think should just read choice
in the fact that now the record is straight there was witnesses corroborating every aspect of the starvation the enforced labor the forced marriages the the the the murder it's all on the record now and that's an incredible record. i saw a country that was emptied of society i lived there during the war and was shocked the streets were empty the people were gone there were no markets there was no life there was no pick go to go to us were empty shops were closed schools were closed there was no music there is nothing and then you go into the country to the labor camps and i was under serious government guard so they didn't let me poke around any more than allowed but it was what was missing that was so horrible that people were living in work camps they did not look good and i was shown what was supposed to be a model camps and even though the leaders which was one of the reasons i was asked
to testify even the leaders admitted to me that social welfare as they put it wasn't was right but since the trial started you have a new awareness that this is what happened and when you think of. the number of of. of victims and the destruction of the society it's remarkable however it's not a democracy it's an authoritarian regime that recently has gotten rid of the opposition and there is nothing resembling a real rule of law so it's incredible it's an uneven. recovery and i hope that it gets a little better and that was the journalist elizabeth becker now the verdict from the un backed war tribunal comes almost forty years as we've heard after the fall of the camera brutal around two million cambodians died from overwork starvation mass executions under the group's reign of terror during the late one nine hundred
seventy s. but the full scope of the group's mass killings remains elusive new technology may help researchers find those who are unaccounted for. searching for clues of the horrors that happened here. next to a school a former execution site of the chemo bruce around twenty thousand mass graves have been found across the country but researchers hope ground penetrating radar will find more of the dead. we don't know the number of dead bodies in graves that have not been dug up. but using this technology we could discover this in graves from forty years ago. anomalies appear possibly decomposed remains this looks like a double burial want to maybe one two three so it won't be able to see the boat but
it will be able to so there are a lot of a grave and how deep and how wide it is. but no matter the results there will be no excavations in keeping with local tradition the remains will not be disturbed. but the search continues as can body tries to make a full accounting of those killed by the chemo. the number of people missing in northern california is wildfire has gone up to above six hundred more than sixty are dead firefighters have managed to contain most of the blaze and thousands have begun returning to their communities but for some there is nothing left to come home to. her. this is what it looks like to lose everything. her i hope you and quick that's all i can say. hold my yard.
words can't describe it. words can't describe it. and how can they when all you're left with is the clothes on your back everywhere signs of a life well lived now all gone. this home one of more than six thousand destroyed in a town named paradise. the epicenter of california's deadliest ever wildfire for jonathan clark there's another reason to come back here his brother is missing. we're still trying or do whatever it takes is found. dead or alive that's just what clarksdale we look out for each other
so. so many people here were caught by surprise when high winds fans the deadly flames through their town now authorities simply can't be sure how many human remains alive beneath the ash. the shia chaos of what's happened in neighborhoods right these distorting the numbers. i want you to stand that there are a lot of people displaced and we're finding that a lot of people don't know that we're looking for them and that is why we're publishing this was. the firefighters are still trying to contain the camp fire one of three wildfires raging in california fis one is said to be forty percent under control but it will take two more weeks to put sounds completely.
good morning everyone i'm beautiful boutros i represent c.n.n. and mr acosta were extremely pleased with the ruling today this is a great day for the first amendment in journalism we're very excited to have mr acosta be able to go back and get his hard pass and report the news about the white house i'll turn it over to jim thank everybody thanks for coming i just want to say something very briefly and that is i want to thank all of my colleagues in the press who supported us this week and i want to thank the judge for the decision he made today and let's go back to work. thank you. wendy scenes right after a federal judge has ordered the trumpet ministration to immediately return the white house press credentials of c.n.n. reporter jim acosta the white house saying that it will comply now last week the white house you'll recall revoked those credentials after acosta and trump tangled during a press conference following the midterm elections c.n.n.
sued and asked the judge to issue a temporary restraining order forcing the white house to give a cost us credentials at least temporarily back now here's another look at that press conference with trump attacking the press calling them the enemy of the people. it is there we go well if you want as president that this caravan was an invasion hundreds of model away that's not a debate and honestly i think you should let me run the country you run c.n.n. all right and if you didn't well your rating let me ask you if i may ask one of the harshness present right. are you worried i stood up that's it that's it i've asked one of the other folks that's a doubt for me ma'am i'm listening that's enough for the present c.n.n. should be ashamed of itself having you working for them you are a rude terrible person you shouldn't be working for c.n.n. of course of the just sit down place. but when you when you report fake do snow when you report fake news which c.n.n. does a lot you are the enemy of the people go ahead mr president. british
prime minister to resign may has appointed a new brags that secretary following the resignation of dominic rab on thursday he steven barclay a former junior health minister who voted to leave the european union in a referendum in twenty sixteen and earlier may received a boost when another leading brags it supporter said that he would stay in her government. a moment of relief for the prime minister a key programs a voice and teresa mayes top ministerial team environment secretary michael gove has confirmed he is backing may. well if you have confidence in the prime minister i absolutely do have had a very good morning with a series of meetings with my colleagues here in defra i'm also looking forward to continuing to work with all my government colleagues and all my colleagues in poland in order to make sure that we get the best future for person this comes after a tumultuous day for me as she presented her draft deal to exit the european union
. on thursday several cabinet members resigned including brags that secretary dominic rob and brags that hard liners led by m.p.'s jacob reese mog and steve baker say they will collect the forty eight signatures necessary to trigger a vote of no confidence in the prime minister or the future of this country for generations generations hinges upon rejecting this policy and it's become clear to me jacob that the only way now to reject this policy is to also prime minister to go until the new prime minister is going to government is struggling to secure a deal with the e.u. before bragg's that is triggered at the end of march next year meanwhile the u.k. remains divided over whether or not it should even leave the union. and let's get a deeper look into this now we are joined here in the studio by john worth an e.u. citizen with a u.k. passport and also a blogger who writes quite extensively on the e.u. and the u.k. welcome back to the program good evening we have to talk about what has just been
happening now in the past twenty four hours i mean we essentially have some of her most senior cabinet members gone we have this president secretary that basically no one's ever heard of and she seems to be recycling people amber right also back what does this say about the state of british politics right now essentially to reason may's position becomes more and more perilous with every passing day with every passing week but nevertheless no one does get rid of her and so ultimately. she's got nowhere else to go other than to try people she's tried before in the case of roads or to take people like paul kelly and so her position how we have no one is quite ready so just to put over the age to get rid of her will to give because none of them want the job because trying to negotiate breaks it is very tall and so therefore that's the thing if you keep then she has to deliver the news to the british population and then all of the other conservatives along it to take over the moment breaks about she happens nobody wants to hold the hot potato that is you
know you know the big question now is really will she survive as prime minister and will her gregg's it plan get through and i'd just like to do a quick reset here remind our viewers actually how all of this came about and then get your reaction there after so let's have a listen. as we leave the european union we will forge a forge a bold new positive role for ourselves in the world brics it means bret's it brics it means brics it and we're going to make a success of it i'm very clear brett it does mean that it's the issue that's defined her premier ship from day one through the snap general election she called last year a loss to majority it was after a crunch july summit as her country a state that theresa me began losing ministers over her brakes plan secretary david davis was first soko followed by foreign secretary boris johnson four months on it all comes to a head again in her cabinet. after hours of closed door talks. with
a collective decision of cabinet was that the government should agree the draft withdrawal agreement and the outline political declaration. was. the morning after her second breaks that secretary dominic robb resigned saying he could not support the deal because despite this the prime minister has a marriage more determined than ever you want the microphone this is a deal which does deliver that which is in the national interest and i'm i going to see this through yes but others remain unconvinced surely now even you have to admit this is not strong and stable you know m.p.'s have been debating the best way to deliver bracks it ever since the referendum took place in two thousand and sixteen and there's be much criticism throughout time of the government's approach people have been ready to point out what they don't like but one simple fact
remains and that is that nobody has produced any alternative proposal which both delivers on the referendum and also ensures that there's no hard border between northern ireland and ardent thank you. as members of her own party continue to seek a vote of no confidence in prime minister me many people are asking if her kramer ship can survive. in a tunnel two million we just heard her stated there there is no alternative to her and her plan is she's correct right i mean she's going to survive this is she she is going to survive i think until the middle of december i think we can say that with some sick certainty or december that's when the house of commons will vote on her brakes a plan sort of she can manage to just about hold her government together but when that face is the hard reality of the votes in palm and that's when it's going to get much much tougher does she have the numbers of parliament erin's to agree on
her deal and ultimately then get on with getting breaks it down by march or twenty nineteen so her government just about back her and she might hold it together the next few weeks but then when it comes to a vote in the house of commons there the numbers look very very bad for to reason may so i would give her a few more weeks but probably not more than a month and it's so interesting because you know when you hear this extreme skepticism coming out of the u.k. just generally speaking but i just like to get a quick assessment of you know the way things that stand here in the e.u. we actually have the opportunity one of my colleagues and founder mark to speak with one of the european peoples party members in the european parliament i was and i'd just like to play what he said here and they get their act i can see you already want to bring as this interesting character there we go with the brics the deal has been on the table barely a day before it was hugely criticized in london ministers resigned what do you think of the proposed deal i think it's a very good deal isn't everything as we as europeans like to. know.
intrude back stop for a border the snow control as all border. we've done easy of a but the brits did not want it that easy way and now we have on that basis the possibility after it if occasion of this is human to nigga set a future relationship with a far reaching for free trade agreement for example so that this customs union question bush is used as a backstop will not take come to practice any time because you have a problem and future good relationship in trade matters do you still think to reach them a can get the deal through the house of commons and could the e.u. or could germany help somehow. their new citizens are concluded. this is your fault which is the table of both governments could wish and the british
government have agreed to a no we have to read it for european parliament in a council lived at home and. one has to look where you find some introduce for that was he has no use it. if the deal fails should the e.u. and the u.k. really face the consequences for heartbreaks it or should the u.k. then hold another referendum there's a blue it could hold a second river and the time is short they have to do it until the end of february because twenty ninth of march out. of the river and because of britain but i'm not sure that under this political circumstances of them no real political party and no political leader takes the lead in such a question it can be achieved thank you very much mr polk. ok so john you told us before we heard that interview that you don't think it's going to get that the british parliament i mean but we just heard broth basically say he thinks it's
going to pass through the european union also like a breeze he makes it sound so easy but i think the e.u. side is easier because essentially the european union side has got what it wanted in this negotiation it's the british side has had to swallow some some bitter pills in this negotiation so far so i don't see a problem on the european union side or in the european parliament if this is too narrow you think it's going to need the approval of all you member states you need only a majority of the european union member states to back it and i don't think about subproblem because essentially they've basically been working very closely with the eaves chief negotiator until now if this is to fail this is not going to fail now it's not going to fail on the east side it will fail on the u.k. side do you think that bracks is going to happen by the deadline i think there's going to be a delay merit disagree for emma broke out because he said the british would have to hold a referendum by february i don't think that that's possible in the u.k. to organize it so quickly and so therefore if it fails in poland which i think will happen in december what happens then britain crushes i would have to deal. which no one wants the british don't want the e.u. doesn't want and so you go down the rich having the referendum but you can't do
that by february is on the boat was saying you need more time and such reason mail to british government then in december in john your will have to go but to brussels and say we need more time so if we can hold a referendum and so brussels needs to repair itself the brick city is not going to happen or tommy john wirth bragg's it expert and blogger we thank you so much for joining us this evening to share that view we appreciate it. well as ever the conversation continues online here at the day you can find us either on twitter either at seat of your news or at sarah kelly don't forget you can use the hash tag the day the day is almost done but before we go we want to tell you that the world's largest postcard has been unveiled and it is on the slopes of the glacier in the swiss alps it is meant to highlight the threat from global warming a swiss environmental group gathered thousands of postcards from children around the world and turned them into one giant composite so to play you out of the day we
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this is d.w. news live from berlin germany's chancellor faces her critics in ten minutes merkel answers tough questions from presidents at a public meeting three months after an explosion of racist violence shook the city . also coming up according cambodia delivers a historic ruling to kemah rouge leaders are found.