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this is p.w. news live from berlin the struggle to reintegrate fighters from one of the world's most violent millicent birds thanks to terrorize somalia figgy is killing many innocent people but now some al shabaab militants are being offered a chance to leave the group and rejoin society e.w. spoke exclusively to some trying to come to terms with their violent response to
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cole so coming up hopes rise for a breakthrough in the treatment of h.i.v. for the 1st time the bars was identified 40 years ago scientists in the u.s. say they managed to eradicate. from infected minds times of trauma and hostage takers the netherlands i'm sweden go instead sometimes at the women's world cup we'll go live to the who's 16 the on front full the highlights. i'm on your hips mackinnon thanks so much for joining us. the somali militant group al-shabaab has been waging a violent campaign in somalia for more than a decade now their aim is to replace the u.s. backed government and impose islamic sharia will now enough african union says. has
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seized control of the capital mogadishu but still controls around 20 percent of the country now the government is offering amnesty and rehabilitation to some militants who leave the group melanie corrida bol was given rare access to one rehabilitation center in jubilant province she spoke to former militants there about why they decided to leave al-shabaab and about the nightmare as they still have. that they were part of her killing machine terrorizing somalia's population but now they're asking for forgiveness this facility in juba land it's home to 86 the 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 man
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aged between 24 and 29 have been granted amnesty and are seeking a 2nd chance 2 of them are willing to share why they decided to defect. for their safety and security we have withheld the location and real identities by calling them that the cell was just 15 years old when he joined the group 5 years ago. at 1st people joined because the religion they say you are promoting religion but this is just a front actually they're killing innocent people for no reason or to fight in this could be. similarly who joined us at the age of 16 it took him 8 years to escape from the group to see. if they also killed muslims in that attack when i saw my people dying i decided i had to break away of the.
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niemen growing up in disenfranchised and poor parts of the country but led into joining for financial reasons and a sense of belonging. to address this these men now receive location on training and 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 9 men as they struggle to fathom how they were capable of such violence. to 70 kilometers away from this now peaceful town peacekeepers mandated by the african union are still waging a war against the militant group. but. we have 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
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to the somali army. to me. back at the rehab and taishan facility these young men receive professional psychological support. but above all it's companionship and leisure time that are helping them to overcome that trauma. but what we can talk to each other about all the things we've done wrong and give each other support about how to fall back into our destructive winds. for somalia a hope 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 their new skillz he sent a comment to intend to make a positive contribution to society again. to help other young people than the stake of joining up in the 1st place. as trust now city melanie heard about his now back in nairobi melanie tell us
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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 numbers we are still talking about a country which is experiencing an ongoing civil armed conflict but in this facility in southern somalia almost 300 form of job up 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 above but they did want to speak to us because they do want others to see that it
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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 with. 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 their stories listen to so many women telling me how they witnessed their husbands being killed by 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
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al-shabaab there is no feeling safe and somalia 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 hopeful is because there are programs such as this one and place or melanie courage and much. of a look at some of the other stories making news around the world today the u.n. says it has received reports that libyan guards shot at refugees trying to flee airstrikes on the detentions and at least 53 people were killed in the a time 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 preaching e.u. sanctions on washington syria by shipping crude oil to the country who are in full swing taken sees boarded the grace one which is believed to have been carrying over 2000000 barrels of crude oil from syria's ally iran.
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in italy a fresh eruption of one of the of one of the country's most active volcanoes has killed one person and injured several of these hikers were approaching the summit of mt strum boley when the eruption struck local media say some tourists jumped into the sea to escape the blast. and a massive fire has destroyed a whiskey warehouse in the u.s. state of cook kentucky some 45000 barrels of jim baen bourbon went up in flames and that is about 9000000 liters of whiskey authorities believe the blaze may have been started by a lightning strike. it watching news still to come the virus that causes and he used to be a death sentence until medication was discovered to keep that thing now for the 1st time in 40 is scientists in the u.s.
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say they may be on the verge of finding a cure all day shining. on the afghan women who play for the country's national team helped launch and there isn't against the backdrop of the women's world cup they say peace and its chief has done to deploy to stem sexual harassment and so there's. now it's all changed in the e.u. up to national leaders finally agreed on that picks for the new top jobs following the european elections in may but the nomination for the powerful post of european commission president is facing stiff opposition from some little make has to nominate german defense minister also left underly and is in brussels today. he met with the outgoing commission chief. who praised her as a true european he also has the backing of the european council president don't need to just ahead of meeting fund a lie and parliamentarians to approve for appointment when they vote later this
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month. correspondent ben de gette isn't brussels for us high bound what's likely to come out of today's meetings between also the underlying donald tusk and. are these videos that just 1st meetings kind of curtis accords if you wish. or wants to know now or from the outgoing president of the commission how she should act and behave the next 14 days to garner support for candidacy. was very friendly you showed her with kisses and hugs as he usually does with every was that they smiled a lot but they didn't say anything and. the good the council president on the other side of the street also was very friendly and he explained how they came up with the idea to nominate was left on the line because she herself was surprised by this nomination to go to court on monday night and tuesday she was nominated and now 2
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days later she's in the middle of this storm here in brussels in strasbourg so it's order also an unusual situation for her all right so lots of this action is we can see that between a and a slough on the line he's obviously backing her account of the thing and how important is that. well it's of course important for her to get the backing of the institutions here in brussels but this is not the question of dunder truth is backing and also don't hold you told her that she's a true european these people know each other of course for years now the uphill battle is in parliament where she has to garner support from the social democrats which are in fears a position to especially the german social democrats opposing her and announce that they were not vote for her so this is still there she has to convince these people and there will be some hearings next week and in 2 weeks time there will be the vote in strasbourg that she has to have the absolute majority of all members of
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parliament this is not secure if she will make it but she's trying of cause and see how she can manage that today she saw her new office already she will sit there and command 30000 civil servants in the commission but she's also used to that because the bundeswehr the german army has 150000 men and women so she's used to 2 had big organizations in table obviously before she gets to that office she's got a lot of persuading today thank you then they get in brussels. scientists in the u.s. could be on the brink of a breakthrough in finding a cure all thing they have managed to completely remove the virus from the d.n.a. of infected mice and they're hoping it will be a major step towards developing a cure all for humans. until now it was impossible to remove hiv completely from someone infected with the virus but to us scientists come in highly
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and how would go into none of pursuing a new approach that combines 2 methods 1st they treat my swith antiviral drugs over a sustained period of time although these drugs repress the virus they don't reach what's already settled in the animal cells so next the researchers use the crisper cas method also described as gene says as to remove hiv genetic material from the subject this successfully destroys the leftover inactive viruses the results a promising i 3rd of the must treated with the double approach showed no signs of i judge v but if the research is used on the one of the 2 methods the edge i.v. indicators remained in the body how would gandelman says the study is an important step to advance treatment of a child the. hope is from for this observation the science is that we generate the ability to eliminate. an infected human that this
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work gives us that 1st step that the potential for an h.i.v. cure is within our grasp the new method will next be tested on monkeys if those experiments show signs of success the 1st human clinical studies could be carried out his early as next summer. now for those of you who hate their initial thing still want to look good and this but a startup could be just the thing he online shopping company is still struggling to breakeven but it is succeeding in helping make it look a whole lot more stylish. yuliya bush insists she's no fashion expert. when do those shoes match this shirt. but 7 years ago she took heart and founded her online fashion service outfitter e. which helps people choose their clothes. and because i'm not too
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lazy women founders are seen as somewhat exotic i had no idea of that before hand from the beginning we were constantly being asked what it's like to be a female. quite honestly i thought the question was simply awful because i didn't want to be of women found out i wanted to be a founder it took a while for me to grasp that it also offers me the chance to be a role model to say to other young women just do it have faith in yourselves. outfitter has already addressed a 1000000 customers that employs 450 people most in berlin but unusually this primarily women run company focuses entirely on men. behavior and profit because we simply saw greater demand with the men and as far as in most shops the men's department is out the back door down in the cellar and so there was
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simply a giant market potential for us with women of course it's much more competitive competitive over 200 fashion counselors advise outfitters customers on the telephone they asked detailed questions about what colors and styles the client is looking for if they don't actually tell a client what they're sending him however returns are rare. to say his does and it's kind of intuitive you know i've spoken with the customer and he sounded a little bit shy but then said maybe he would fancy it so i think to myself ok let's people with and i put in a right or a pink polo neck shirt. really a bush is only in her mid thirty's and she started to accomplish much more she plans to expand across europe beginning in france is finding it easier to get the qualified workers she needs for that. because my coffee. and as an eye all women we've got a huge advantage when it comes to recruiting women what we get fabulous applications from the women who really want to get ahead of our bomb and who also see it as
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a further advantage for themselves to have a woman in charge. of it to defrost part of its expansion strategy outfitter is also growing into offline retailing it's just opened a studio next to its stylists office where men can now get personal clothing counseling on location but only by appointment very discreetly and a long way away from loudon packed out shopping malls. to. go. to the women's football world cup now and the netherlands have secured a place in sunday's final against the united states the european champions were pushed to the limit by sweden but they prevailed thanks to a goal in extra time. the 2nd 74 go into days and started with more crunching tackles than clearcut chances i say go quick to close down viviana medium are here. both sides could have scored in the 2nd half but both keepers fiercely
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defended their goals sweden's nil official was denied by fingertips a from sorry from vien and doll at one end before a bullet headed for a medium a was met by an equally impressive stop from haiti lindahl the other. ultimately neither team was able to break through in 90 minutes in extra time though a superheat from distance shot of the day i jackie groan and with her 1st ever world cup goal sending the netherlands into their 1st ever world cup final. no chance for keeper lindahl and no way back for her side only the mighty us now stand in the netherlands way. indeed any sports correspondent all of that 90 is only in 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 rushing it home a real moment of quality 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 hitter in 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 then going to come up against the reigning
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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 martins 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 well i think the netherlands are a great chance against the u.s. their fans the army of orange quite fans who followed them here to frogs will see things very differently let's hear what they have to say about their chances are
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actually added to the world we are in the firing of our super super credible. of course we're going to be pretty secure no prob pretty good that they are sheaves the finals yeah i. didn't expect that to happen in the beginning of this world cup we deserve it i don't know one poll that counts now do you think that we beat the american right. real confidence in the dutch do you think the u.s. would have preferred to face sweden rather than 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's it seems than a the netherlands or sweden. prior to this they've beaten england and france who are 2 sides that i would say are among the best in the world at the moment were in better form going into the tournament so i don't think they minded too much press
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you could say that because they had already played and beaten sweden in this tournament in the group stage the us a new sweden bats a new 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 hope favorites going into the final all right sally moody reporting from leon thanks very much. and the hope for america tournament peru have sealed a date in the finals haroun knocks out to fending champions chile in an upset everything went right for peru and groans the chilly as the favorite style behind 3 nil to make matters worse on a late penalty kick eduardo vodka attempted a bit of trickery but he fooled no one in turn will now play brazil in the final i. and some tennis news and an update from wimbledon 15 year old currie gulf of the united states has made it into the 3rd round alongside the likes of carol carolina
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and simona halep meanwhile in the men's singles well number one novak djokovic easily beat american denis could lead in straight sets the defending champion is looking very strong and one potential threat to choke of it is already out 3 time grand slam win us down for a frank was not found in a 5 set thriller by the american reilly. now back to some football news and while the women's world cup has been wowing fans around the globe a doc aside to football has also been making headlines last month fee for the former head of the afghanistan football federation from football related activities for life after allegations that he and others sexually abused female play is now the afghanistan coach is telling d.w. she's not impressed with the way fee for handled the case she says president jenny and tino should not keep his post. gaze of the footballing world is on
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france and on the sidelines of the woman's world cup a 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 following reports of abuse. the dialogue went on but it didn't feel like anything was progressing it didn't feel like our players were receiving the concerning care that they needed 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 paul who 1st went public with allegations that key figures in the afghan football federation had sexually abused players in june former president care of
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them was banned for life and fined 900000 euros but a lawyer representing him has said he will seek to appeal the ruling. up to no evidence doesn't. stand the. truth. and that's that. decision. kelly lindsey disagrees but has also lost faith in future 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. and what. up next here on news asia an escalating diplomatic route between china and britain
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over the protests in hong kong what does it all mean for bilateral relations. found turning bowl make those into baristas we visit a cafe in indonesia trying to revert to rehabilitate form of jihad this one come out of top of. the stories and more coming up next with their ashdown a chain i'm on you tube mckinnon on behalf of the whole scene here in berlin thanks so much for watching.
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