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documentary starts january thirteenth on jane w. . this is the deputy news live from the bird led international concern is growing over the fate of a saudi teenager trying to seek asylum in thailand eighteen year old woman says that she is escaping physical and psychological abuse and will be killed if she is forced to return to term family but according to bangkok has rejected an appeal to block her deportation. also coming off
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a night of surprises at the golden globes in los angeles a movie about rock bands queen defies expectations and takes the top award for best drama and best actor and a veteran actress glenn close is rewarded for if you don't she says no one in hollywood wanted to make. her. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program type only say that they will not support a saudi national teenager who says that she is fleeing abuse rawest muhammad ali noone has barricaded herself in a hotel room in a bangkok airport in a bid to avoid being returned to her family. says that she holds a visa for australia and plans to seek asylum there the eighteen year old claims that her passport was seized by a saudi official during a layover in bangkok now the team began posting on twitter for help from her hotel
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room in the airport on sunday here's her latest video. it's a half and i'm still and. i have no choice. they said to have to go to model and. no one can have no life now. now the ngo human rights watch is in contact with the teen and told d.w. about her situation she's very frightened she's very tired she has been awake for four days and she is still determined to fight but she doesn't know what's going to happen next she has barricaded herself in a hotel room at the airport she is saying that she will only talk to us eight c.r. and we continue to press the thai government to allow u.n. h.c.r. to have access to her and and to offer her the kind of protection that she needs
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because if she sent back we have very very serious fears that she would suffer great and let's cross now to do w.'s florian as she was covering the story for us from bangkok so we just heard it there florian human rights watch saying that she is in danger if she is returned home why. well basically because saudi arabia does not like women to be independent to be to lead a live as a modern woman to just go out by herself there is this principle of guardianship so a woman and woman in saudi arabia always has to have a male person either her brother or father with her before she basically can do anything even going to the hospital and this woman she has tweeted that in the past she had been locked up for six months and how groom just because she
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decided to cut her hair short so that was basically enough for getting house arrest from her family and the most important thing is that she says we now know islam which is a major crime in saudi arabia it's basically met with the death penalty so she said she did not have any other choice but to flee her country now so far we only have her words for that but she is certainly not the only person the only saudi arabia and woman that tells us stories like that so it's probably very credible what she has to say and this case you know attracting attention publicity as you mentioned there from really from all around the world that just like to you know put in this into context we have some reaction from european governments in fact some tweets this one from the german ambassador to thailand. let's read it out for you he's treated we are very concerned about muhammad and are in contact with the thai authorities and the embassies of the countries that she has approached we also have
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another tweet from a dutch politician a member of the european parliament who writes the following we are watching indeed if. noone faces danger by being returned to saudi arabia she must be protected. so florian we also know that the thai police are now saying that they will not send her anywhere against her wishes is this somehow a sign that the thai government is pushing back against pressure from saudi arabia given all of this attention that we have seen. i think it is most of all a sign that thailand is into pressure from the international community and as you have just mentioned it's not only been the german ambassador and this dutch representative basically all the diplomatic missions here the western diplomatic missions one should say have come out and support and have basically urged thailand
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not to deport her so in the past highlands has had this record of not being very thoughtful about refugees that were coming to thailand maybe only passing through thailand if there was a request for these people to be deployed to even to author a tarion regimes thailand would be very quick to send them back in this instance apparently pressure from the international community like through tweets like we've seen from the german ambassador house actually had a result have made the ties to reverse course basically because just a few hours ago they said that they would send her back and now they're saying we're the land of smiles we will not send anyone back to their death so apparently thai authorities have finally recognized that this is a serious matter and that they cannot send this woman back a developing story here is florian nash with the very latest from bangkok thank you
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florian. let's get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world rebels who attempted to stage a coup in the central african nation of cobol have been arrested according to government officials this after armed soldiers seized the state radio station and declared president. ali bongo unfit for office the ailing leader is recovering from a stroke in iraq. german media say that federal police have searched a flat in the southwestern city of heilbronn in connection with a nasa data breach affecting politicians and public figures electronics belonging to a one thousand year old man were seized nearly one thousand high profile germans had their data stolen and published online actor kevin spacey is due in court in the u.s. island of nantucket today over accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenager and twenty sixteen space he faces five years in prison if convicted the oscar winner is one of hollywood's highest profile stars to be criminally charged
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soon to launch of the mid to movement karl rahner was considering it's believed that there have been a number of upsets at the golden globe awards in los angeles some of the films expected to speak the board ended up failing to make the grade one of the big surprise winners was a movie about the british rock band queen another was the wife starring veteran actor glenn close we'll get the lowdown on the high points from hollywood in just a moment but first this report. rami ma. the top price came as a true surprise. the jury chose bohemian rhapsody s best drama for romney male the expert trail of queen front man freddie mercury his performance also earned him the best actor in drama. belongs thank you to freddie mercury for giving me the. time i love you you do for this is for them because they're already.
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been there in glynn close was named as best actress in a drama for her role and the wife. came. close appeared stunned when her name was called and her deeply personal except in speech marked the emotional high point of the night. you know women we were nurture is that that's what's expected of us we have our children we have our husbands are for lucky enough and our partners whoever but we have to find personal fulfillment we have to fill our. heart. we have to say i can't do that i should be allowed to do that. the award for best foreign language film went to roma filmmaker alfonso ode to his childhood in one thousand nine hundred mexico he also picked up the price for best director. and lady gaga who everybody expected
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to climb to the stage as this year's best actress didn't have to leave empty handed together with her co-writers she received the golden globe for best original song. and let's bring in now our very own scott rock's baro who has been following the awards and scott we have to say i mean bohemian rhapsody really the big surprise of the evening wasn't it. oh yeah definitely i didn't really have as i had remy malik on my list as potential best actor winner of the golden globes love a great imitation and he really recreates freddie mercury in this film but that the film at all on my list as a potential best picture winner because really it's a very mainstream movie and often the globes like the oscars like to go for something a bit more cutting edge of something a bit more ambitious artistically and that's why i thought a star is born would come away with the with the wind last night i mean it's a similar sort of big mainstream movie but goes a bit further is
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a bit darker takes a few more artistic chances bohemian rhapsody did but i don't know maybe this is the year that people want more warm mainstream entertainment and maybe that's what's going to be picking up the awards but it definitely did surprise me i did not have it on my list also perhaps not surprising the fact that gender equality diversity really also on the agenda at the golden globes but it's likely to impact the contracts there and hollywood's got. well i think i think it will actually. hollywood does tend to fall the money but as we've seen this year from the box office diversity has been paying off i mean two of the biggest films of the year were black panther and crazy rich asians which featured diverse casts this is the kind of thing that influences what hollywood does if you can show that there's a business behind it and there has been a large push since the me too movement to make for more not just more diversity but
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more equality in the industry and that is really taking real steps is there are baby steps at the moment but i think what you saw on the stage last night the golden globes is a sign of things to calm things like what glenn close said about having more female stories on screen but also just this general idea that the inequality that has dominated the hollywood industry has to change if hollywood also as a business is to move forward scott what were your favorite moments of the golden gloves that you say. well the quite a few i could go with christian bale thanking satan for his portrayal of dick cheney former vice president dick cheney in vice but i have see it from my personal favorite moment was carol burnett the legendary comedian and t.v. comedian who is a childhood heroes of mine receiving her lifetime achievement award which is not as
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well known in europe she was very much a t.v. comedian but her sort of a septa speech really summed up what the golden globes were this year it was inclusive she's a pioneer female pioneer a comedian but it was also. accepting and also very sort of broad and mainstream which is for me the big surprise this year as well that the globes try to embrace everyone and not be too divisive and i think that's it for me will stay in my memory and how she closed her speech with her trademark pull of the year for me was magic scott rock's verilog would beat as always thank you so much. and finally now for many getting rid of the family christmas tree it marks the end of the holiday season but it s. in germany it is so much more with the city hosting the christmas tree the rowing world championships check this out the competition which sees jovial participants launch trees as far as ten meters above all doubt of the city's traditional day for
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christmas tree removal and though the biggest trees have quite some have to competitors and their trees come in all sizes since the thirteenth dish and annual celebration. and don't forget you can always get d. w. news on the go with our app you can get access to all of the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications on your phone for any breaking news you can also use the d.w. app to send us your photos and your videos if they are news appropriate and you can download the app from google play or from the apple store or you can of course also watch this program on. lifestream you're watching news still to come on the program a robot that can get a little grumpy about doing household chores and at long last in machine that can iron clothes automatically he will look at some of the highlights from the consumer electronics show in las vegas that is coming up in just
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a few minutes time with my colleague christophe coper. but for now from all of us here at g.w. and from myself sara kelly thank you so much for a washing machine a great day. where is home. when your family is scattered across the globe. with those who do who did raise it to you because we're turning back to the roots to get my mug. shot from really from somalia where the road.


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