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with figo building and the punished all. the partying shot with situations from all around the world cup the other love. groups every week to double. this is t w news coming up on the program when assassination plots and secret raid see the light of day we'll look at two shadowy incidents involving north korea that could have been lifted right from a spy novel also coming up. thailand's chaotic election leaves voters confused and angry we'll see how young people's hopes for political change are turning into frustration and. potential carter's new subway news congestion in the traffic choked indonesian capital we'll speak to
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a public transport consultant trying to end the gridlock. i'm melissa chant welcome to the program it's good to have you with us we start out in malaysia where the sole remaining suspect charged in the murder of the north korean leader's half brother may soon be out of jail drunk long from vietnam has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and could be released as early as next month the other suspect was released in march both have been arrested for the two thousand and seventeen quoting for air force killing of kim jong nam with the deadly v. x. nerve agent the women say they thought they were part of a prank t.v. show it's a suspected that kim's death was a political assassination planned by north korean agents. as if
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that episode wasn't strange enough there's been a nother cloak and dagger incident involving north korea here in europe you may remember that break in it happened last month at the north korean embassy in the dread well over the weekend north korea finally responded calling it quote a grave terror attack a group of armed men had charged into the building and tied up the staff spanish authorities have issued arrest warrants for members of the mysterious french human rights group called free choice and also known as child huma civil defense it claims to have shared information from the raid with the f.b.i. to group posted this video to you tube reportedly from inside the embassy it shows a man destroying portraits of the kim family for joining me now is oliver hotham managing editor of news dot org oliver this is such a strange story what is going on here. well you know it's difficult to say
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when we first heard about this news it was just the u.s. to go ok summit with kicking off and annoy and it really seemed quite unusual quite unprecedented there's never really been something like this happen as a north korean embassy anywhere in the world and then slowly information becomes trickle out we began to hear from the spanish authorities that they had identified a socially an underground human rights organization as you said called a civil defense and that organization came out and took responsibility and then we've had the north koreans now coming out response calling it a terrorist attack but still a lot of the details remain sketchy you know the spanish authorities have said the members of the most critical sistar were beaten up and gagged one of them was put under pressure to defect but as yet we haven't really heard all that much from the group itself or from its legal representation in the us either. this seems to be
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a pretty dark turn in as far as human rights groups are concerned and the north koreans of course calling it a terrorist organization is a terrorist organization i mean of course the hands on who you ask the north koreans are going to be inclined to describe it as a terrorist organization i think from their point of view they've insisted that they committed no acts of violence they've insisted that everything they've done has been legitimate in the context of there are i guess political struggle against the if the north korean government you know it's a quintessential story about you know one of the terrorists is another man's freedom fighter i suppose and the north koreans of course believe that the united states has had some kind of role regardless of whether that's true or not that's what they believe so i'm sure and imagine that it's going to have some kind of impact on the talks between the two sides well the fact that in their statement on sunday the north koreans said that they were aware of reports that the f.b.i. had been involved somehow this that they were aware of links between what they
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describe the and to the park a group and the u.s. authorities but they also said that they they didn't come out and straight say that they believe the united states was involved in the fact the north koreans haven't said that already suggests that there is still a willingness on the part of the north koreans to engage in dialogue with the u.s. i think we're where we maybe two years ago when we saw a similar incident we saw the north koreans accuse the u.s. of a century plus an assassination attempt against kim jong il and we would have seen the north koreans as he accused the americans of committing hostile acts. say all cards are on the table however have them thank you. confusion it still surrounds the outcome of last week's election in thailand the first since a two thousand and fourteen coup over the weekend protesters accused of election commission of cheating after a series of counting errors final results won't be ready until may ninth meanwhile parties supporting and opposing the military junta are both claiming the right to
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form a government and heartache spoke with young voters disillusioned with the system. twice a month when you won't see what i walked in the trunk in the take to you tube with their popular political parody show shallow news in-depth whole topic this week of course was the elections on family but there's another type of ghost the type they don't even want in hell it's called the popular vote ghost. the program is as popular as ever says when you want what i want especially with young viewers i'm glad that the younger generation of kids right now. starting to notice what is going on and i'm just doing my best i'm trying to do my best to like show them that if we're going on for so many years so many decades.
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so if you want change you guys need to step up. there was hope that with this election things might change in thailand but that hope now seems to be turning into frustration. that we basically we were younger generations the new generation we have the fourth quarter obviously sick sad and wasted it was that into nothingness about and answering questions as well as the i'm certainty of a type of fix i some say patience among thailand's younger people is wearing thin a situation that can jurors up sinister memories this is the sight of. one of the darkest chapters in modern thai history some forty three years ago around one hundred students were shot and beaten to death on this very field at bangkok's thomas at university they were among the thousands who had taken to the streets to protest because they were unhappy with the direction in which the country was
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headed a sentiment that's not at all unlike the one spreading among young people in thailand today. at this bar across town the patrons are trying to take things with a pinch of salt. when on election night the election commission said they couldn't continue to count the votes because they didn't have a calculator co owner of a gun leave the house the one offered free drinks to anyone who stopped by to donate one his form of protest we are educated people so we know what is right what is wrong but a thing is it wrong so you're wrong this cannot happen we make up for it if you sad about my generation and in life i don't want to have kids because they don't want to know that you're growing up in this. kind of thing. it is the young who will eventually be responsible for thailand's future but it seems that more and more of
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them are giving up on their country. if you've ever visited jakarta you will know it has some of the worst traffic jams in the world well the government has finally opens the city's first subway line it's one small but significant step in alleviating some of the transportation gridlock. indonesian president djoko we doto was among those taking the inaugural ride on the country's first subway opening to car says north south line he called it the beginning of a new civilization. it's a project long in the making planning started in the one nine hundred eighty s. but construction only golf underway in october twenty third teen when we jo-jo was the veneer of jakarta it's just one part of a major transport overhaul slowly taking shape in indonesia's top of the government hopes that by improving public transport it can persuade commuters to ditch their
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cars today at b.p. i am very happy we used to have to go abroad to see a match or system but now our city has one to one hundred. of his transport system will definitely help solve our traffic jam problem. journeys will be faster than what i would have been. peace is the problem the metros designed to ease gridlock traffic congestion plagues greater jakarta which is home to about thirty million people short commutes can take hours and thus has a high price the government says the jobs cost the city four billion euros every year vehicle emissions are also the biggest contributor to cars as deadly air pollution. changing the car culture won't happen overnight but officials hope that by offering low ticket prices and free rides for passengers they can entice to
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carton's to give the subway a try. joining me now is yoga i do win an art show from the institute for transportation and development policy as the report mentioned this has been in the works since the one nine hundred eighty s. it will be another thirty years before we see the next re-align will it. now it wants the second face off the mets are already a marquee it's got an under way so it will be under construction i think the next month. and the government both national and the city government they also get involved with not or are you know agencies to this you know to the plan or not it even matters of the metro so i mean we'll probably see you know the mix. maybe until twenty thirty then we will you know still have the construction of the metro but i think all of the face will be completed by you know i have to lay this is
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twenty one twenty thirty well that's certainly good news and i wonder how much pressure this new line really well ease in terms of improving jakarta's famous traffic jams. well i have to say probably not all men marry life's fairy fairy margin are the issues that the the metro the problem the newly built metro only opened for sixteen long after you know out of this six hundred sixty kilometers square off. the area so just to you know just to give a comparison in addition to the metro the city actually already have about one hundred twenty kilometer off the commuter rail which kafirs not only the city but also kind of like the greater area of jakarta and also have the two hundred twenty kilometer off the bus rapid transit network so you know it's very marginal in terms
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of the coverage but it gives some hope at least now. you know that some people can say look we have already a metro so i think the biggest task is like you know just to actually have people using a lot just you know go have a. yoga i do thank you. that's all for now we'll see you next time. i. am not proud of it will not succeed in defining the subtle not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we're tired of this dictatorship. taking the stand global news that matters d. w. made mines what's the connection between bread. and the european union he knows gilbert w. correspondent and the baker you can stretch this line with the rules set by the
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you tube becomes a korea launch pad for more and more young people choosing instant fame the steady employment. business asia. has all of that in a moment but first for the first time in four months china's manufacturing sector unexpectedly return to growth in march the markets china manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose slightly above the neutral fifty point mark respond to being put down to improved output and new orders on the progress in trade talks with the us nevertheless most forecasts expect the economy to remain under pressure in the coming months. goes straight to our financial correspondent in frankfurt general how did that go down on the markets today. markets are rallying on news of that strong chinese.

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