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this is deja vu news live from berlin a guilty verdict and a long prison sentence in a murder trial but will it calm public anger here in germany this iraqi asylum seeker has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 14 year old girl this case has been fueling a heated debate about migration and violent crime. also coming up the battle for breakfast the 2 contenders to become the next produce prime minister and take britain out of the e.u. make their case on t.v.
. the winner was have just 3 months to meet the deadline at the end of october. and the dangers of being a journalist as experts gather in london to review their situation we go to mexico where journalists of putting their lives on the line recording on drug lords and human traffickers. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for joining us a german court has sentenced an iraqi asylum seeker to life in prison for murdering a 14 year old girl. was rejected asylum seeker who admitted he had raped and murdered a girl named suzanna this case has prompted an outcry in spurred the government to reconsider its policy on deportations. let's bring in our senior political
correspondent melinda train covering this story for us i'm one of the court has just handed down a life sentence but what does this verdict mean in detail. this is pretty much the heaviest sentence a german court can impose the prosecution had asked for a life sentence and also asked that the court find that because of the particular severity of the crime that there would be no parole after 15 years and from what we have now just heard from the court in fact the court has excluded the possibility of parole after 15 years what's important to note is that a life sentence here in germany is not necessarily until the end of a convicted person's life occasionally in very severe cases for example a serial murder people have served as long as and as nearly 50 years but generally speaking most defendants most criminals are released after 15 to 20 so in this case
there has been a verdict of life without the possibility of parole in 15 years meaning this is a very grave sentence indeed ok you know linda this case has been closely watched across the country and it's also sparked a fierce debate about germany's turn asylum system in its failure to deport rejected asylum seekers even those who broken the law would spend the political fallout from the us 1st of all as you note in fact it generated a great deal of controversy with a tabloid newspaper like the build newspaper germany's largest showing headline saying if he had been deported she would still be alive with of course pictures of the who has just been convicted and the victim of the crime also far right made much of this and other crimes committed by migrants and there was a great deal of outrage about the fact that this defendant had in fact been denied
asylum along with his family and yet was still in the country what followed from that was in fact a very searching. look by politicians both in the cabinet and in the parliament at the procedures for deporting migrants whose asylum requests have been denied and in fact those procedures have been significantly tightened up since since this case not only in reaction to this case but it certainly was part of the process can you give us an overview as to the statistics concerning a commonality among asylum seekers here in germany again a much debated topic since the influx of migrants in 2015 you may remember that about a year ago president trump even got into the debate with a tweet that said that germany was expecting experiencing a massive uptick in violent crime that is not true in fact crime rates in germany have fallen continuously since the early ninety's and in the past few years have
been amongst the lowest ever the fact is though there has been something of an increase in violent crime in some regions since 2017 and the big question has been to what degree is that attributable to the inflow of migrants migrants generally speaking don't commit more crimes proportionally than them germans do but the fact is that if you look at one particular group there certainly is a greater propensity to crime and that's young men and that the demographics of migration are such that there is an over proportional representation of young unaccompanied men amongst those who enter the country hence there is to some degree amongst them a greater program would occur proclivity to crime and that in fact is much of what we're seeing in the numbers linda thanks very much for coming in on this this morning. as a preview and now in some of the other stories making the news today the united
states wants to build a military alliance to safeguard the strategic waters off of iran and yemen the u.s. says it aims to guarantee the navigation in the strait of hormuz and bob bowman dob both crucial trade routes this comes as tensions escalate between washington and tehran. judges in the netherlands have given the go ahead for a holocaust memorial that has caused political friction the monument in amsterdam will feature the names of more than 100000 dutch victims of the nazis local residents had objected that the proposed morial was too big for their neighborhood . former u.s. presidential candidate ross perot has died in 1900 percent of the votes in 1902 a strong showing for an independent founder of computer company e.d.s. was also noted for rescuing 2 of his employees from iran and a commando raid in 1079 was 89 wife and children. or
journalism is becoming increasingly dangerous profession locations around the world journalists are facing a growing threat of attacks or murder the global conference on media freedom will take up this issue today reporters and editors are not only at risk in war zones but also in countries like mexico let's. do a scene apart i got a call that desperate voice saying we found bodies again they reported knows the woman who called her she belongs to a group of mothers looking for their missing children now it's become a search for bodies. reports life then we will be as nothing on them or hello we're in one i was a leo's with the searches of. this they were told that there might be secret mass graves here they have discovered one of these women's loved ones have disappeared here we can see the bones of wessel's playmobil said it was most likely. well the
monitor has been reporting on the search in mother school years and the vast majority of cases it turns out that the children were abducted and killed by the signal cartel. by covering the story to put herself in jeopardy she regularly receives death threats. a few years ago the threats almost became reality. was kidnapped are yes i was going to be almost my life was in danger i knew they'd either kill me or let me go but i had already seen their faces was get back there so i was sure they would kill me or know that you know this yeah one of them said it was time and made this just year. old girl maybe i won't matter one asks me if i had a last wish. there would be more there so i said god bless you.
for joining. in 2 orphans was there in the gussie's of this there in the us and let god like your password for and may you be well get they will read the book i mean rick i asked him for a boy and. words moved the kidnappers they let her go. c.s.s. and i mean once you're on the cartels list they can kill you at any time with or without a bodyguard as a day as escort that's just a few days later a colleague of hers was kidnapped she knew him and had researched the drug scene with him as well 2 weeks later his body was found in black plastic bags. family is constantly aware of the danger she faces every day. her sister allowed and daughter to use a name always worried about her own isn't. killed there. i'm
sad because i know that something can happen to her that are. solely because i know that she's not safe when she's working to grow up. still both are very proud of. yesin but outlaw she's always given 100 percent and 100 percent extra in. i'm joined now in the studio by did abuse mario miller but that report together for good morning miles thanks so much for that for the very moving report the woman you profiled duce you know part of this very strong individual and also very fortunate that she has revived what's behind the growing number of her colleagues who've been murdered in mexico as well mexico's actually the deadliest country for journalists outside a war zone since 2149 journalists have been murdered and mexico according to
mexico's national human rights commission and just to give an example last june there was a journalist in the southeastern state of tabasco she was a reporter covering the drug scene and she was shot right in front of a doorstep so she was already or it was already the 7th not of this year alone in mexico also you have to understand in mexico politics and organized crime a very much intertwined so that means as a mayor as a governor also as a police chief many of these actually being brought the drug cartel so even before they get into that into their position sometimes they're already on the payroll of the char so that means that is there's very little protection for these journalists doesn't it if politicians are involved the people who should be leading the efforts to protect them are involved themselves bribes you mentioned so how can mexican journalists then protect themselves yes that's right so they are government programs watch lee you know for journalists who received death threats. for example
and her. colleagues in journalism they tell me you know these doesn't help so these are security measures like a camera outside of your home or an emergency but an emergency number also a bodyguard for example and the colleague i was talking about in the report. she was not a together with the body so these security measures actually don't help that's at least what they told me and she thinks the only measure which actually helps is. leave the country but for her at least now that's not an option so bodyguards or even alarming yourself with your journalist is isn't going to help no arming herself she told me that's not an option for her as well because then she is even a greater you know aim for or for violence so they would not you know recognize as press of course they would recognize her as an enemy so she doesn't you know weapons what's the outlook mario for journalists today how do they see the situation getting worse get better well as i said in the beginning there are
already 7 murders alone this year and there was a recent report from a freedom of expression advocacy group saying that 99 percent of attacks against journalists actually have gone unpunished so and also said actually that state actors play a huge role because i'm half of these cases there were state actors involved directly or indirectly that you know when you see these. members of the government members of the government were actually involved their patients are all there and the mexican the mexican president. who was sworn in last december he actually promised to put an end to these murders of journalists human rights activists actually criticize that nothing really happened since he was sworn in and you know that there were actually no meaningful steps taken to hold the killings in the future mario muller but the report together for thank you so very much for the report for coming into and welcome. this is the news live from berlin still to come
on our show the seaweed that's literally choking don't care of the beaches but it's the law of the swimmers who are suffering so to the local wildlife we'll find out why this is happening. but 1st instead britain where the 2 remaining contenders become conservative party leader and the next british prime minister have faced off in a televised debate the big clash coming on their approaches to bracks former foreign minister boris johnson is expected to win the ballot of party members now if he does i'll have just about 3 months to take britain out of the european union as a tough negotiator jeremy hunt had previously accused barsa johnson of being a coward for not meeting him in a t.v. debate earlier when the 2 finally fronted up hunter came out swinging the current foreign secretary house johnson if you would promise to resign as prime minister if britain didn't leave the european union by the 31st of october johnson says doing
that now would simply big gift to e.u. negotiators. deliver a deal i think it's very very important not to envisage any circumstances in which we would fail to come out of the e.u. on october 31st i don't want to hold out to the e.u. the prospect that they might encourage my resignation by refusing to agree a deal once accused johnson of being motivated by personal ambition i asked for a straight question and he said it very clearly before that it was leaving on october 31st to do or die and i think it's do or die for the country but not a prime minister who put his own neck on the line and that is not leadership the candidates would then asked if they were prepared to bypass british parliament if it rejected leaving the e.u. without a deal and parliament i think would be a rather curious thing to do if this is about taking back control for parliament to actually shut it down so my answer to that is no how about you force well i'm not going to take anything off the table any more that i'm going to take no deal or no
on off the table mr jones then came perhaps the toughest question and the lightest moment of the evening. what one quality do you most admire in your opponent as a future prime minister. i think. i value know i value greatly admired his ability to change his mind all i am campaigning for brits it now hans response i really admire boris his ability to answer the question was i was this great of going to see you ask him a question he puts a smile on your face and you forget what the question was the final question now is that this debate changed any of the voters' minds or if it's too late many of the 160000 tory party members eligible to vote a thought to have already done so post. did they get mass joins us now with more on
this of from london good morning baggett in many ways this debate as we just heard comes to light doesn't it with most party members already apparently having voted. well of course we don't know yet but the assumption is that they are a punctual bunch that conservative party members who are determining britain's next prime minister and a lot of them would have already voted that's frustrating for jeremy hunt the friend secretary who really is the challenger boris johnson boys johnson the clear frontrunner but nevertheless jeremy hunt tried his best because this was really his john's to 10 of these days people's opinions who haven't voted and he did learn some blows he made much of. johnson's being evasive maybe not answering the question properly i thought it was interesting though often there was conservative party members giving their opinion and one woman said well even if he doesn't
answer the question as johnson she was of course johnson supporter what she wanted is some sort of humor some light touch and i think this is what a lot of members of the conservative party want they just want some but he was like a tonic for the party who they really think can also lead the country to the next election victory and many people still think that this is boris johnson and not jeremy hunt ok what about bracks it wasn't the main issue last night. yes for sure breaks it is really the overarching issue nothing much gets done in british politics because there are the country is basically and the standstill and the looks and because the exit situation is so unclear and it's really not clear what money there will be for the future for example so text cards are also an issue is something that boris johnson has promised jeremy hunter's question whether this is the right time for it but really it's breaks it and in this context it is very
interesting to see that labor's position has recently shifted has become clear in supporting a 2nd referendum because at this point we are getting closer to the next deadline and breaks it which is the 31st of october really really don't know whether the situation room would be resolved until then so the possibility of an absolute standstill and possibly the the risk of britain crashing out of the your opinion without any deal becomes a big out by the day and as such in this situation labor has said they want a 2nd referendum and this is also something that the next future prime minister jeremy and or boris johnson will have to have to decide on whether they would contemplate it at this point in time they say clearly no baggage thanks so much for that from long. well scientists are sounding the alarm about the growth of intercontinental levels of algae plaguing the world's oceans
a huge mass of it has been located off the coast of south america and sometimes toxic and kills wildlife like dolphins and turtles another type of algae is seaweed and it's starting to take a toll on the world's tourism industry. the caribbean and the gulf of mexico are tourism magnets postings sandy beaches and crystal clear water but this picture is being disrupted by an unwelcome visitor like here at a beach in tulu mexico which now looks like this sargasso muted him a brown algae which spreads rapidly is upsetting the sensitive ecosystem the seaweed can reach a length of up to 16 meters growing up to 10 centimeters a day and it does more than upset the local tourism industry according to a recent university of south florida study algae growth has reached an intercontinental level since 2011 the sprawling plant has spread to more and more
parts of the atlantic ocean last year a 20000000 ton carpet of alkies stretched all the way from africa to central america but what has caused this explosive spread this idea is the one aspect is the rising temperatures of the oceans are so global warming supports the growth in the 2nd aspect is an abundance of nutrients these algate can double their mass within 11 days and if they have access to enough nutrients that the up due to the deforestation of the amazon jungle huge amounts of nutrient rich soil washed away into the oceans. several luxury resorts spend hundreds of thousands of euros each year cleaning the beaches once the algae reaches land it decomposes creating a punch and. every year it's different but there seems to be more as the years go by when on with cleaning it puts
a huge strain on local authorities and it's not going to be honest this stuff affects all activity on the beach you're expecting to find a clean sandy beach. but instead find it covered in our. what's worse is the effect on marine life sea turtles for example cannot make it to the beach through the thick i'll be meaning they can no longer lay their eggs they're a serious threat to an already endangered species. something from the world of art a feast for the senses that's the end of an art show the sister of an lund's tate modern gallery created by the danish icelandic artist all of. you don't just get to see the art but you going to feel smell and taste it as well allison was previously best known for his giant blazing song the drew more than 2000000 visitors to the tate 16 years ago. being lost in the fog or being confronted with changing colors visitors to london's tate modern can go on
a bizarre journey experiencing themselves and their environments a new how our perceptions interpret nature and the elements are a feature of the show by all of us on the danish icelandic berlin based contemporary art star who is highly paid world famous and he makes a few demands of his audience. so. after some time is going to a museum can be hard work again it's not like going to the supermarket we're here to question ourselves and to see ourselves in the context of the wider world. in the context. the exhibition is called in real life and it shows a few decades of his work where natural spectacles like a wall of moss or rain that only falls inside the window but not outside have been a constant feature back in 2003 uninspired more than 2000000 visitors at the tate
modern with the sun made of light bulbs and mirrors the giant turbine hole became a huge public sunbathing lawn. had achieved his goal. after years on ski has can we meet without immediately becoming polarized how do we create a public space where we don't all have to be the same to share it often you think that someone else is completely different from you but it isn't good to want to be alone that is our human compared to and. installations makes sense when you realize they bring people together and they are interesting and colorful to the artist also says that people also have to come together to fight the climate crisis he has already brought the idea of climate change directly to european cities with melted blocks of ice from greenland at the end of the. last year he even put one right in front of the tapes so that people could experience for themselves how beautiful and how fragile the. he thinks but
sometimes the climate emergency is communicated only in the discourse of fear and wants to change the way we think about it so to speak of enjoyment and love you know what do i love about the world and why should i care about it. and so his art today also revolts around scientific findings but it isn't enough on that people just marvel at nature's beauty they should finally act to stop climate change and save their environment. but we have some sports now in the u.s. women's football team and its captain megan rapinoe are in for a very big party in new york in the coming hours it is a homecoming for the world cup champions who beat the netherlands on sunday in the cup final organizers have prepared a ton of shredded paper to serve as confetti for what's called a ticker tape parade through lower manhattan the team will be carrying the most prestigious trophy in women's football just as they did after winning the 2015
world cup. let's get you a reminder of our top stories at this hour an iraqi asylum seeker has been sentenced to life in prison for raping and murdering a 14 year old girl here in germany the case has been fueling a heated of with debate about migration and violent crime. and the 2 contenders to become the next british prime minister and take britain out of the e.u. have battled it out in a televised debate the winner has just about 3 months to meet the bracks said the deadline at the end of october. of next is business with ben and setting up a self-sufficient economy in the desert is on your menu not that easy we're talking about qatar it's been cut off from its neighbors for the past 3 years it's had to start setting up things for itself. and instead of imported 90 percent. of goods in prague joost it's now becoming self-sufficient and it's had help from europe and
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