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the. news. business news coming to you live from berlin the legacy of fighting in the philippines as martial law is extended on mindanao for another year g.w. has an exclusive report from the devastated city of. we talked to one young muslim ready to apply to get for the so-called islamic state also coming up hungry in opposition m.p.'s forcibly removed when they take their kids a government protest to the headquarters of the national broadcaster yet another rally reveals a growing discontent with prime minister viktor for bonds policy. hello
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i'm terry martin welcome to the program we begin in the southern philippines where the island of mindanao is facing another year under martial law after president rodrigo deterrent extended the measure last year a city on mindanao was the scene of a five month battle when government troops were deployed to quell an insurgency by militants allied tooths so-called islamic state more than a thousand people were killed and half a million displaced today lies in ruins a team of reporters has just returned from the city with this exclusive report. this force the center of today residents call it ground zero. we get the military's permission to enter selected parts and
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a warrant about unexploded devices last year a few hundred i asked inspired fighters holed up in mosques and houses the army with help from the united states responded with relentless rates in this type of warfare you have to flush out the enemy from their defensive position and you can only do that number one using bombs or heavy artillery bombardment. but people here paid a very high price for the five month long battle. hundreds were killed they are buried in these mosque graves. most of the victims were never identified denying their families closure. over sixty five thousand people remain displaced many are still searching for their loft once. he.
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has lost four of her eight children she believes there were taken hostage and used as human shields. for the same ones i feel a very deep pain inside of me i missed my children they were gone in a blink of an eye i can't be with them anymore. martial law remains in force with soldiers everywhere the impoverished region has witnessed decades of conflict between muslims and christians who make up the vast majority of the filipino population many young muslims feel disenfranchised. last year after a spied on the military passing on details of troop movements to i asked fighters holed up in my he tells us that he stood ready to fight for an islamic state. i wouldn't fight and raleigh again or in any other muslim area here in the same
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thing will happen again our own muslim people would get hurt but if the battle happens elsewhere i will join. like many others up to blames president rodrigue territory for bombing merapi the government has promised reconstruction and great to muslim autonomy but until those promises are full of food angry young men like up to it will continue to pose a threat. a reporter some of the papers mun was part of the d w team filming there in morrow he and she is here with. yes in the studio good morning zonda the the scenes you brought shown in that report there were of utter devastation what's your impression of how the battle for morale we unfold he know it evoked images of pole off massud. and nothing that is exactly what happened there a heavy urban combat house to house fighting but also all in all mess of mess of
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ferrets because otherwise you concretely explain the kind of destruction that we see they are until today sixty five thousand residents you know remain displaced on the fringes of the city forbidden to go back to this zero where the houses once were you mention rocca an emotional these are cities where we do associate with confronting. iraq and syria being the countries we normally associate with islamic state and not so much the philippines how deeply rooted is the philippines it is in the philippines i think the ideology behind this is very attractive to many young muslims like delay he told us that when he was in the jihadi training camp for a couple of months to receive training as he called it. foreign fighters mainly from neighboring indonesia and malaysia but also from arab countries and we do know
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that international terrorist organizations like al qaeda like this as they lose ground in the middle east increasingly looks like the green pastures and i think southeast asia with its many many unresolved conflicts i think is an area where the ideology has really. of dual the young man that we were just seeing pictures of there he has worked for i talked to him and he told you that he would do it again what are they fighting for. he feels he tells us disenfranchised he feels that he's not crazy pop. filipino society he is looking you know for a sense of belonging he's not a deeply religious person i think he's just an angry young men who is looking for a sense of purpose in life and he is very you know. he fell prey to islamist jihadist propaganda very easily he can be disappointed easily he
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can be convinced easy so it's a gray zone and yes for now i think he has accepted defeat but as you said clearly he's ready to fight again if this promise of autonomy which is now hanging in the air is not you know making his own life. under thank you so much for the reporters on the page as well. now to some of the other stories making news around the world today indian authorities are enforcing a security lockdown in the rest of region of kashmir activist leaders were arrested in the capital srinagar for defying a ban on marches in the indian administered territory they were protesting the deaths of several kashmiri civilians during a security operation over the weekend. north korea has denounced u.s. sanctions warning that they could block the path to a nuclear free korean peninsula forever its statement says pressuring the country
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will work earlier washington had imposed sanctions on three senior north korean officials over human rights abuses. the new president of the mall deaves abraham mohammad soli is visiting india to boost ties india considered solti's predecessor strongly yummy boardgame whom to be the approach china after he signed infrastructure projects with beijing india's prime minister narendra modi is looking to reset relations that had suffered during the humans. hungary in opposition lawmakers have been forcibly removed from the headquarters of the country's public broadcaster after staging an overnight sit in among the issues they were protesting about is a new labor law that critics are calling a slave law that's prompted the biggest demonstration of public discontent since the right wing prime minister viktor orban came to power in twenty ten. i did some
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animal that in the lobby of hungary's public service broadcaster a woman films as a peaceful sets in comes to an abrupt and. it was in the center of an opposition m.p. dragged out by armed guards. she and several others had spent the night and site asking to read a list of demands on national t.v. including a call for a free media. hours earlier they had arrived with thousands of others united in anger at what they see as their government creeping authoritarianism and the lies of the state t.v. i'm in the thick of the smoke bombs the flares and the tear gas desperate voices beg for calm was do not rule do not rule why are you throwing he shouts. others point the finger at the police i want
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to see that these protesters are here for you to for you and you and you for all of you. this is the outrage was sparked by a rowdy parliamentary session last week with viktor or bands government taking over control of a judicial system that has until now been independent and weakening employment rights described as a slave law by critics. for many the seventh constitutional change in his many years under our bond was the last straw. in that look at what i'd like to have a democracy here i'd like to have in a country where i can freely decide what i can do and no decisions are made to put my head down and i am very well that we have unfortunately reached the point where the government interferes with almost every bit of people's every day life in cultural administration labor and health care the a better i the result is piling pressure on hungary's government and puts its controversial leader on
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a collision course not just with the european union but with his own people. or more now we're joined by correspondent stuff oddball was he is in budapest stuff and in that report just there we saw an opposition m.p. being ejected from hungary state television building what's the situation there right now. well we do know dotson not far from here actually two legislatures were dropped out of the state television building dist morning once again they were trying to handle for a petition in which they demand to for instance free media as well as sent that hungry for instance the european prosecutor's office that's one of the demands and if you one day want a say free media and at least the voice of the people this day would hooted now those. demands were not accepted by the state television. people and they were basically dragged out by the security service not at the
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moment as we speak. a grot crowd gathering again. that building and i can also tell you here behind me right now this is de palma and and actually the activists who were pushed out to square here days morning as well because this authority said we need to square for a turkish delegation so and there's also a lot of police here behind me so really stepping up the pressure as well on the protesters this morning a tense situation there the mass protests have been going on for days now how much of a threat to these protests posed to the government of prime minister viktor orban. we'll i think it definitely came as a surprise for don garry enough prime minister viktor orban who each of you by the protesters as increasingly out the critic i would say to say he did not expect so many people to gather here yesterday he sold out at least fifteen thousand people
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according to some estimates and these are very very cool now of course the question remains whether to keep the momentum going and whether this will spread to other areas as well what do you organizers are hoping that the movement is not only here in budapest but in order areas of the country for instance we have also seen protests in the city of tates and so i think that is what they are hoping neared that the movement is spreading across the country but we have to see whether or not this is indeed going to happen so thank you so much for bringing us up to date correspondent in budapest. now we have some football for you in sunday's bonus legal action frankfurt overcame visitors leverkusen in a close game both teams have recently progressed in the europa league with frankfurt facing shock todd on that score crews will play russian side cross all da on sunday they played each other in the bundesliga where the hosts had too much
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talent for their struggling opponents to handle. frank first. to settle for a place on the bench but that didn't blunt his team's attack one hundred side took the lead in the twenty eighth minute when philip cross fit danny to custance attack and i looked to the linesman but the goal scorer was just on the side. of frank. in the second tough it was his turn to get on the scoresheet. cross found the space . in the control. and won going down without a fight. the deficit with twenty five minutes to go. frankfurt held on to return to winning ways off the back to back. you're watching t.v. news still to come nepal is about to get
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