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i'm not going to think out of the well i guess sometimes i found myself in with the group of germans think stephen through german culture looking at the stereotype quirks and idiosyncrasies of the country that i don't. need to see ridiculous grammar of their own to me it's all about their new i'm rachel joins me from the germans on the w. . post. you're watching t w news coming up the death and destruction was a text message really behind the deaths of more than 30 people in indonesia the problem also. is this berlin youth hostel violating u.n. sanctions against north korea. plus the big fat fight against fat shaming we meet the indian theatre group standing up to socialistic balanced.
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i'm melissa chan welcome to news asia thanks for joining deadly violence has hit a remote part of indonesia this week violence that appears to have started because of a text message it happened in papa province which is next to pop into guinea it's a place ethnically and culturally distinct from much of the rest of indonesia and it intermittently seized tension the latest violence was apparently sparked by a text message from a student who said that a teacher had racially insulted a pop one student officials have called the text fake news in any case that message spread and angry crowds turned out torching cars shops and buildings more than 30 people have died in the unrest so far. joining us is fair brianna fure dowse a journalist based out of jakarta who has been following the story this seems
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a really dramatic response to a text message what's going on this is actually in a coma lieschen about what happened in best spouse shape the years i think they're good at the problem still to sense about wrestle some but indonesia never talk about these nanny shelley talk about infrastructure and of indonesia talk about the economics for example but we never talk about these about the stresses and when it's happened in like 2 weeks ago and then people here like so tired with that you saw the debt how the indonesian our. west papuan by calling the monkey for example this is just a commission my sources from the front who joined the brought this that there is enough argument and they're tired and then now they want to speak on behalf and shout that in an international to say something or brussels to or to west. do you have in a sense to which extent the number of top ones who support an independence movement
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are they the majority yes they are the my jury they are spatially in buck off i'm sorry example of that all the west papuan that i mean in pop up or off interest they support the independence they never changed at all but in west buckle because . buck up rocking steve flight into profit is selling best couple region to fighting to profit by bob profit and messed up operations. in the west pulp upright in this more diverse that some of the west papuan support in the day in the brain are the target and go but the other spark in indonesia last east timor 20 years ago how negatively would it have people view a lost of west papuan. i mean the nation now divided into 2 but the my jury. part in the industry also court response quote the part of
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indonesia but now in its mark indonesia right now i understand the problem a huge story background indonesia. and they are ok if the rest. to get their right to self. fabriano a few dowse thank you. violating international sanctions is a serious matter multinational companies have teams devoted to making sure that they have complied with financial regulations and that money doesn't end up in the wrong hands but sometimes there are ways around it wus leoni fun hammerstein has the curious story about a burglar in hostel and its relationship with the north korean government. cheap and central accommodations the city hostel and berlin's mitta district room started 17 year olds and it's popular with young backpackers but few guests know much about
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the place north korea owns the building and its flag flies right next door at the embassy. and the flood i saw the flag yesterday and i wondered about the north korean flag because i didn't know it was the embassy and. i have been. seriously annoyed like the money that you pay to the goes to north korea. ok. indeed until 2017 the youth hostels operator paid north korea $38000.00 euros a month for rent but then a un resolution banned payment of rent for north korea own properties the regime might use the money to fund its nuclear weapons program. the german government has tried to get north korea to comply. although the embassy cancelled the rental contract with the youth hostel operator and submitted an eviction notice the
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process has stalled. we as the foreign ministry stand behind this and we are applying pressure to ensure that the correct legal situation is implemented however an eviction notice can only be applied if the appropriate court fees have been paid and that has not happened there that instances of mr foote north korea has not paid the fees tom schreiber a member of berlin state parliament suspects there is a secret agreement between the embassy and the hospital to keep the income flowing as houses were destroyed innovation things will stay the same because it's also a source of revenue. but what also needs to be clear is that rules must be applied so that we can put an end to this before but innit. after 2 years of litigation and no end in sight the city hostile berlin is still in business. joining me now in the studio is the only fun hammerstein who produced that report let's back up here
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a bit has this hostel violated international sanctions yeah it's a come it's a complicated situation that was exactly my question when i started out with the reports and it's kind of a curious case because the north korean government has said in the reports has indeed said it has cancelled the rent agreement with the hostiles operator in 2017 reacting to pressure from the german foreign ministry the german government but then it even filed an eviction notice but then never paid for the court fees and then on the other had yes he also operates who still operating the hostel and who has said that it has transferred the rent since 2017 to a blocked account but we have talked schreiber we just saw in the report saying that he suspect they need some fishing going on between the north korean embassy and the hospital for and has been dragging on for months and months for 2 years what's going to happen next that's an interesting question i mean it seems like and
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we just saw on record 2 that the foreign ministry of the german foreign ministry and the local level. very committed to resolving this issue because it has become somewhat of a curious case it's been as you said going on for a long time it's also a question of credibility at the international level because germany i mean is also has committed to imposing the u.n. sanctions against north korea and it has to prove that as actually doing that let's talk about the u.n. sanction in question about the transfer of money what is the rule that's actually impacting the situation here in berlin is actually there a lot of un resolutions concerning the case of north korea especially because it is . paying its nuclear program and has carried out various missile tests in the possibly un security council has issued a lot of resolutions un resolutions including the ban of straight with north korea
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including the ban of imports of luxury goods into the country but also including this specific aspect of food that is saying that it's banding right and member states to allow north korea to use its property its embassy grounds for anything else but diplomatic activity so money transfers and diplomatic usage proper diplomatic usage it's very tricky you mentioned about the pressure germany feels right any time you deal with north korea it's you have to watch where the money goes and how it's being used how do countries when they come across a situation like this how do they make sure it's unforced how do they make sure they're in compliance exactly that's one of the biggest problems about u.n. resolutions by the u.n. security council because the u.n. security council relies on its member states to enforce them but obviously there's such a long list of sanctions against north korea some countries do not have the resources to check every ship at every ports. that oversight and to go with these sanctions
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and there's no actual punishment for not for countries like germany not to fulfill the sanction but obviously as i said it's a question of variability they have to remain credible at the international stage and these sanctions were absent yet agreed on unanimously so member states really committed to these sanctions against north korea. on hammerstein thank you very much. too young too old too short too tall too thin too fat people in the public eye face so much scrutiny for the way they look tell me about it especially if they don't conform to regional or physical stereotypes now one theatre company in india is out to prove it's possible to be proud and plus sized the. well. that was really. my big fat
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was. standing up to prejudice and stereotypes the big fat company has a very explicit agenda to show theatre comes in all shapes and sizes. founded in bangalore in 2017 the troop only costs plus size actors in its productions. i don't know maybe it's uncomfortable to see plus sized people moving and enjoying their bodies and not necessarily looking like they're you know been torn down so bodies that we're so used to seeing. so yeah we did get some kind of pushback. just as in hollywood stereotypes of bound across india's entertainment industry but body shaming happens offscreen to something the actors in big fat company know only too well. discrimination
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a very common like if i go out if i am in any family function people who say look how much how do you but you feel me more you don't get any forward so i mean i'm actually less of than what be. the group's founder was tired of being pigeonholed so she created her own stage to challenge such perceptions she hopes plus size actors will eventually find space in all plays without their bodies playing a part in casting so the future of big fat company is to become obsolete. because we shouldn't exist i mean if we've given opportunities everywhere else you know not considering our size we didn't have the need of the quick companies so the aim is to become obsolete. until then. prejudice one big fat play at a time. that's it for today you can find more stories on our
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knowledge. to get. all. those good friend this naturalist and explorer. too soon will bring to the from the books $250.00. morning on the floor of the discovery. expedition the boys. played. china opens the world the largest single building airport a signal to the rest of the world of beijing's global player ambition i mean concerns over its economic slowdown. and speaking of an economic slowdown the asian development bank downgrades its forecast for growth in the region all speak for the
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lenders chief economist. and e.u. border agents are bracing for a no deal brag that we show you how they're getting ready. to. welcome to the business i'm going on in berlin today many in germany are looking to china wondering how they did it. because while the capital berlin is still waiting for its new airport to get off the ground a full 13 years after construction started and 8 years behind schedule china's president xi jinping officially launched a glitzy new mega airport around 50 kilometers south of the capital beijing today and it took just 4 years and outward demonstration of might amid a difficult time within the country. shaped like a giant starfish beijing dossing international airport took just 4 years to build and cost $60000000000.00 euros it's already the world's largest single airport terminal building it's going to be one of the busiest president xi jinping cut the
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ribbon on the boss terminal the launch comes just ahead of the 70th anniversary of the people's republic of china a mass of days in the ruling communist party's calender.


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