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her. this is you know green news a life from the struggle to rehabilitate fighters from one of the world's most violent militia groups they terrorize somalia for years killing many innocent people but now some al shabaab militants are being offered a chance to leave the group and rejoin society p.w. spoke exclusively to someone trying to come to terms with that violent pasta also coming up police in hong kong begin arresting people up to the president perceived protesters stormed enron stock the parliament earlier this week more than 20
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already in detention and the number of looks set to increase. and drama i'm haas a is the netherlands and sweden go into extra time at the women's world cup to build their lives to host cecilio in france the highlights. and i mean you could smoke and thanks so much for joining us. the somali terrorist group al-shabaab has been waging a campaign of violence in somalia for more than a decade now there are a mr replace the u.n. backed government and impose islamic law and african union force has seized back control of the capital mogadishu but al-shabaab still controls around 20 percent of the country now the government is offer an amnesty and rehabilitation to some militants who. leaves the group. was given rare access to one of these
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rehabilitation centers in juba province she spoke to former militants there about why they decided to leave al-shabaab and about the nightmares they still have. that they were part of a killing machine terrorizing somalia's population but now they're asking for forgiveness this facility in juba land is home to 86 young man who used to fight for one of the deadliest islamist extremist groups in the world. here in southern somalia in a town once under siege by al-shabaab a program is being implemented to rehabilitate one extremist fighters with the hope of peacefully reintegrating them into society. the former fighters here mostly men aged between 24 and 29 have been granted amnesty and are seeking a 2nd chance 2 of them are willing to share why is it decided to defect. for their
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safety and security we have withheld the location and real identities by calling them and that. was just 15 years old when he joined the group 5 years ago border at 1st people joined because the religion they say you are promoting religion but this is just a front actually killing innocent people for no reason or to fight in this could be . similarly who joined us at the age of 16 it took them 8 years to escape from the group to see. if they also killed muslims in their tack when i saw my people dying i decided i had to break away of the. many men growing up in disenfranchised and poor parts of the country into joining for financial reasons and a sense of belonging. to address this these men now receive locational training. in
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hands on group classes. i did not know how to live within society i learned that here i've learned how to support myself. but many here are still haunted by nightmare as they struggle to fathom how they were capable of such violence. just 70 kilometers away from this not peaceful town peacekeepers mandated by the african union us to waging a war against the militant group. but. it was a we had thought a lot and liberated several areas in the past 2 or 3 months. we are also working on a plan to liberate the areas still under the control of al-shabaab and hand them over to the somali army. back at the rehab really taishan facility these young men receive professional psychological support. but above all it's companionship and leisure time that are
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helping them to overcome that trauma. but we can talk to each other about all the things we've done wrong and give each other support about how not to fall back into our destructive ways. for somalia to help for the birth of a united government and for my life i hope to work for the benefit of my country and for my people with the new skills he sent men to intend to make a positive contribution to society again to help other young people ben mistake of joining up in the 1st place. as for us now to melanie courage about his now back in nairobi melanie tell us a little bit more about these rehabilitation programs do they actually what. it seems very much they are working of course it's impossible to get nationwide
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numbers we are still talking about a country which is experiencing an ongoing civil armed conflict but in this facility in southern somalia almost 304 miles above fighters have been in rehab and in taishan and have all are about to go back to life in their communities the government grants amnesty to everyone who wants to leave the group and is ready to participate in one of these programs so there is an incentive but it's incredibly difficult to leave the group the group makes it so difficult the man i spoke to told me that they were warned numerous times that if they did leave they would have lethal violence coming their way and that they are terrified of retaliation from us but they did want to speak to us because they do want others to see that it is possible to leave the group and inspire them to do so and how about ordinary somalis how to they feel about these men given their own experiences.
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i spoke to a lot of people on the ground and they told me that they believe that granting amnesty and having rehabilitation programs such as this one absolutely necessary for the country to move towards peace and to get rid of al-shabaab for good we went to a city which was liberated from just a few years ago and it's just coming back to life there are a lot of returning refugees and internally displaced people and they told me that stories listen to so many women telling me how they witnessed their husbands being killed by al-shabaab how they were on the run for years how they are still desperate to go back to their villages but it's impossible because that area is still controlled by al-shabaab there is no feeling safe and so mind you at this moment and listening to them it's impossible not to feel their fear and their pain but you do also realize that people off hopeful and one of the reasons why they are
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hopeful is because there are programs such as this one and place or melanie curd a bell thanks so much ok let's have a look at some of the other stories making news around the world the u.n. says it has received reports that libyan guards shops at refugees who are trying to flee as trying some new detentions and at least 53 people were killed in the attack which the government blamed on rebels the u.n. says it may amount to a war crime. gibraltar says it has seized a supertanker suspected of breaching e.u. sanctions on rules on syria by shipping crude oil to the country the enforcement agencies who wanted the grace one which is believed to be in carrying over 2000000 barrels of crude oil from syria's ally iran. on the line nominated as the new head of the european commission has met outgoing commission
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chief. in brussels she'll also be meeting european council president john i've just fallen to approve her appointment when they have those in need july. now a diplomatic dispute between the u.k. and china over a home kong has escalated to beijing accused london of supporting the violent protests earlier this week british foreign minister jeremy hunt had one in china not to use demonstrations but protestors run stark the punishment building as an excuse for repression in response to china's ambassador to the u.k. told hunt to stop interfering in what beijing regards as its internal affairs as hong kong is trying to birth through a ministry region it is not what it used to be under the previous colonial rule. how come appear are purely. internal affairs which group no in theaters from any country any
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organization or any navy now police in hong kong have arrested more than 20 people in connection with the protests and fears are growing the tensions will increase if still more activists are detained now he has been speaking to some young young hong kong those involved in the protests and talking to them about their efforts to document the events of the past week. samson wong is looking for the last traces of the protest as demonstrators retreat their messages are disappearing as well wong considers himself an archivist of the movement. i find it. odd for a special way to look at the. week's protesters use this wall adjacent to the hong kong government offices to leave messages for each other shortly before authorities started to clear the area wong and some fellow
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demonstrators stepped in to retrieve the messages. a large portion of all the messages about solidarity are also. said this access. there is a kind of warfare and community spirit on the protest one of the most peaceful protests remnants the memorial corner for a number of demonstrators who killed themselves in desperation as a final sign of protest news that shook many hong kong residents. protests have subsided for now leaving many despondent several suicide threats online have alarmed firefighters and volunteers who have been out all day to prevent further attempts by a lot of people participating i ended political but like most i . i pulled off the fact that. we could read. someone has been
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walking around the scene of monday's clashes police have sealed off the entrance to the legislative council several people have been arrested. so. i think it's ironic to. the creativity of the simple truth that there is evidence for prosecuting and. it will be a long time before the legislature can be used again but the next protests have already been called for this week. one person has died and 4 have been injured in japan after torrential downpours hit the south of the country the government has advised 1000000 residents to evacuate the kaddish. as the area most affected by the deluge 14000 soldiers have been committed to a system urgency relief efforts the rain is now moving towards central japan and the capital take you. a region torrent
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on a river swollen by days of rain. since friday some areas in southern japan have experienced one metre of precipitation twice the seasonal average the ceaseless down poor has caused havoc flooding and landslides are destroying infrastructure and homes and putting lives at risk thousands of sought refuge in makeshift shelters but most of the 1000000 people advised to evacuate have stayed home. the emergency response is in full swing because it's real to police the fire department and maritime security are working on evacuation call rescue and life saving activities and yesterday the government of congo shima perfect so called in the military which is already begun its work there the kind that can flow kind of. last year heavy rainfall killed more than 200 people in the west of the country the high
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death toll was blamed on a slow government response to the crisis it's a mistake authorities are desperate not to repeat. now a trade dispute rooted in colonial history is heating up between japan and south korea from today tokyo is restricting exports of equipment needed to make semiconductors and computer displays the news is intended to hurt south korea's high tech industry and it comes a soul is demanding action on compensation forced or sign labor has. at the heart of this high tech trade dispute between 2 asian powerhouses are people like leave. he's among a dwindling number of south korean survivors who were forced into labor by japan during world war 2. in october of last year south korea's top of course up held an order for japan's need paan steel to pay compensation to forced laborers. that
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landmark ruling triggered a bitter dispute between the 2 countries about how to deal with further demands from victims of forced labor. as the sparks over history escalation japan retaliated with an unprecedented move on trade announcing it would be restricting exports of highly specialized equipment needed to make semiconductors and computer just play is the measure designed to hurt south korea's high tech industry prompted a furious response from seoul and it's. not a matter of damage the economic relationship between our countries but it's also expected to grossly affect the world trade order and corporations and 3rd party countries. japan's prime minister shinzo out the denies accusations he is using business as a bargaining chip for dealing with his country's history. we did not mix up historical issues with those of trade. the issue of former civilian workers is not
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and has starkly issue it's about whether to keep that promise between countries under international law. the export restrictions could cause months of delays in production processes pushing south korean tech giants like samsung and l.g. under major pressure. says korea has already launched a complaint with the world trade organization and says it's not ruling out retaliating with countermeasures of its own and moves that would expose a further crack in the already fragile global trade relationships. yes senior business editor said and president is following this story for us ben put this into perspective for us how much of an impact could this have on global trade basically is going to slow things down it would immediately have an effect on products going out to to consumers but it will slow down the process japan is basically burying south korean importers in paperwork and they're going to it's going to be
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a lot harder for them to get their hands on the material they need to make their their semiconductors in the chips officials reckon it could slow trade by several months and the top chip makers the memory chip makers are all in south korea they supply not only. other companies within south career and japan so it will hurt both sides but also the u.s. like apple weiwei in china so this is pulling in a whole lot of different economies. which are already involved in this trade war and if there is a tit for tat response from south korea which looks likely that this whole thing could explode ok let's talk about the effect on the consumers if this dispute does drag on could it become more people more difficult for people to get their hands on a samsung phone and say in the short term no. samsung says it has months of stockpiles the main chip makers also say they find in the short term the small it produces could it could be the death of them they're already facing the sector's
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biggest downturn ever and if neither side backs down way hearing from south korea this is only the beginning japan has been telling reporters that it could actually expand these curbs and yeah it's going to hurt production it's going to hurt a whole lot of countries and consumers could also be hurt here atlast say the whole process of semiconductor kinship making could be in big trouble up to 90 percent of the free materials used in ship making come from japan so. these big chip makers are going to be struggling to find someone else to supply them you can how does a list change the dynamic in the current global trade will this is where it is really interesting the reason that japan gives for cutting these exports is national security if you heard that before. the trouble is using that exact that exact reasoning for his being of exports when it comes to the trade war with
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mexico as well and. the japanese leader is great friends plays golf with mr trump and those 2 guys get along well but he doesn't get along too well with south korea on the other hand and this whole dispute pits the 2 of them south korea and japan against each other when a whole global trade war is raging on and trump really needs both of them in the fight against china and his hand and thanks so much for clarifying that for us all right to the women's football world cup now and the netherlands have secured a place in sunday's final against the united states and the european champions were pushed to the limit by sweden and they prevailed thanks to a goal in extra time. the 2nd semifinal in 2 days in leone started with more crunching tackles than clear cut chances to say go to close down vienna medium are here both sides could have scored in the 2nd half but both keepers fiercely
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defended their goal was sweden's neela fischer was denied by fingertips a from sorry from female at one end before a bullet headed for a metre mark was met by an equally impressive stop from heydrich lindahl the other . ultimately neither team was able to break through in 90 minutes in extra time though i suppose it from a distance but there i jackie gruner with her 1st ever world cup goal sending the netherlands into their 1st ever world cup final. no chance for keeper lindahl no way back for her side only the mighty us now stand in the netherlands way. indeed tell you sports correspondent all of it nudie is only on what both semifinals well played i only give us your take on the 2nd semifinal what did you think. well i think we were
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a little bit spoiled by the 1st semifinal between the u.s. and england you know that was a game that had action and tension and control in equal measure in the 2nd semifinal didn't quite live up to those very high standards it was a much more defensive game there are much fewer chances for the attacking players to really shine apart from of course the goal the winning goal that put the netherlands through to the final jackie ronan as we heard was the one who scored it picking up the ball on the edge of the box and lashing at home a real moment of quality that excellent finish i did expect to see a few more moments of that kind of quality but ultimately it doesn't matter for the netherlands that along with their organized defense was enough to get them into their 1st ever world cup final and coming just 2 years after they won the european championship as well for a country that previously was never a big hits and women's football this is a real moment to celebrate now playing in the biggest game that there is in women's football here and big deal for the dutch they're not going to come up against the
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reigning champions the u.s. do they had any chance of winning. i think they do have a chance but you have to admit that it's a slim chance and certainly they're going to have to play much better than they did against sweden you know the u.s. for me have proven at this tournament that they are indeed the best team in the world having beaten the likes of england and france now the netherlands are really going to have to step it up if they want to do some damage especially in attack as i said it was it was quite a defensive game in the likes of viviana meeting the never really got going she's an excellent striker but she just couldn't get into the game as well a former world player of the year is so important to the netherlands she's been struggling with a toe injury throughout the tournament and had to go off at half time the netherlands will certainly be hoping that she is fit supply in sunday's final but of course while i perhaps think the netherlands are a great chance against the u.s. their fans the army of orange quad fans who have followed them here to france will see things very differently let's hear what they have to say about their chances
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where china 3 world ruler of the fire will go super super credible their growth of course going to be through a preschooler no prob but it is good that they are she for the finals yeah i. didn't expect that to happen in the beginning of this earth got it we deserve it i don't know. if all that counts now the only thing that we beat america right. now is some real confidence there from the dutch do you think the u.s. would have preferred to face sweden brother in the final. i honestly don't think the u.s. really cared which of these 2 teams they were going to come up against you know i think the u.s. has already played that it seems than either the netherlands or sweden. prior to this they've beaten england and france who are 2 sides that i would say among the best in the world at the moment were in better form going into the tournament so i
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don't think they minded too much perhaps you could say that because they had already played and beaten sweden in this tournament in the group stage the usa new sweden better they knew kind of how to get at them better than they do with the netherlands but honestly the u.s. has so much talent and that same they are without doubt the hot favorites going into the final all right ali media reporting from leon thanks very much. now while the women's world cup has been wowing fans around the globe a darker side of football has also been making headlines last month see for banned the former head of the afghanistan football federation from football related activities for life. that he and others sexually abused female players and the afghanistan coach is telling you that she's not impressed with how thief handled the case and thinks president jennie and tino should not keep his post. days of the footballing world is on france and on the sidelines of the woman's world cup a
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campaign has been launched to eliminate abuse harassment and exploitation in women's football in attendance was afghanistan's coach kelly lindsay who told me how difficult it was for her players to get the help they needed from people following reports of abuse while the dialogue went on but it didn't feel like anything was progressing i didn't feel like our players were receiving the concern and care that they needed and many of them were getting death threats many of them were being abused at the time we needed to get make sure they were safe we needed to get them out of the country so that they could speak the truth and help us understand what was really going on and it just felt like 8 months of a tennis match where nobody wanted to be held accountable and nobody wanted to really talk about the details and sort it out. back in november it was former player to lead a popal who 1st went public with allegations that key figures in the afghan football federation had sexually abused players june former president.
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was banned for life by feet and fined 900000 euros but a lawyer representing him said he will seek to appeal the ruling. evidence doesn't. stand the. truth. and that's that makes it that decision. kelly lindsey disagrees but has also lost faith in fee for president giani in fenty you know. he's not my president of football he did not hold up the gold standard that should be held up by fifa on human rights and women's rights and i don't believe he should be the president after the way this case was handled the woman's world cup has been a big success but the afghan abuse scandal is a reminder of the long road ahead. you're watching the news live from berlin coming up next focus on europe looking at how brecht's it could
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