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this is your news live from berlin the prime minister of ethiopia wins the nobel peace prize that has been recognized for his initiative and dissolving the border conflict with neighboring eritrea the 2 countries resort relations in july last year after many years so it is. also coming up germany vows to take action after the failed attack on a synagogue as the people of hama say never again german prosecutors and now the suspect of wednesday's attack has admitted that he did it also admitted to having a right wing extremist and anti-semitic motives. and the u.n.
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security council fails to agree on a statement condemning turkey's offensive against kurdish militias in northern syria as thousands of civilians flee the violence we'll hear from our correspondent on the turkish syrian border. i'm sunni someone's going to thank you for joining us ethiopian the prime minister obvious made has been awarded the nobel peace prize for 2019 for his work to resolve the border conflict with neighboring eritrea ahmed was up against around 300 domini as he was praised for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation since being elected prime minister in early 2018 the norwegian nobel committee made the announcement in os low earlier this week nobel prizes in the fields of medicine physics chemistry and literature were also awarded. and for more on the story we have a lot of hope with us. in studio hi tommy thanks for joining us and this wasn't
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exactly a surprise we should say that i met was really one of the favorites ahead of this announcement but tell us what made his work to end the conflict with eritrea so important well this is a. man who came in with so much charisma if you up in eritrea have this war between them in 19022000 even though the war ended they had this stalemate between them what they called no war no peace where the 2 countries basically had barely any relations and this is considering both countries are sister countries but their borders were closed and there was this tension between them and abby ahmed is the man who reached out from ethiopia across the border went into eritrea unprecedented and opened up and said you know let's talk and that's how they got this peace deal signed between them and after that was so borders reopened families that had been torn apart i'm talking literal 1st families you know siblings and cousins got reunited just after this month's move but apart from that look in eritrea
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a country that's been seen or described as the african north korea because of how closed off it is abby is the one who reached across and tried to bridge this divide something that many thought was impossible you see there the map of what we're talking about the border region there between eritrea and ethiopia as he said that's what he was being honored for that important work we should also say beyond ethiopia he was recognized for his work in helping to broker a power sharing deal in sudan yes. in the in the year when sudan's president omar al bashir was toppled following mass protest of following the intervention of the military there was a still made between the military and the civilian opposition the civil society and many of the opposition groups abbie is the man who also has stepped forward as the rest of the world was right with dragging their feet he stepped forward went to sudan and tried to broker these talks as much as the african union was there to.
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umbrella board that was said to have. broken the talks if it was actually the one that took the 1st step and took the prominent step in trying to bring these these 2 sides together so in terms of not just his own local politics but also in regional this is a man who has been leading the way let's talk more about the local politics because of the nobel committee also honored for really opening his own country politically tell us more about that yes so before i became into office if you if your other had have this problem of for examples of freedom of speech was a problem even just political repression and he opened up the space released thousands ordered the release of thousands of political prisoners open up the space to civil society to talk with the government called also released journalists who have been in prison for a long time colden political exiles as well to come back to the country and talk and this is something that has not seen for
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a while he also you know in appointing his cabinet as about half of his cabinet women including he's got the there's a woman president as well as the chief justice so these are some of the changes that if you appear shock to the system really really important changes as you're saying there has been a reaction from the office of the prime minister they tweeted out a statement that we can pull up here saying this victory and recognition is a collective win for ethiopians and a call to strengthen our resolve and making ethiopia the new horizon of hope a prosperous nation for all that being said to me there's a lot of work still to be done ahead of elections so yes this is as much as he has made these major strides the still a long way to go if you up here as a as a country that from what we've seen even with his reforms there has been resistance to his reforms we've seen an increase for example in protests ethnic tensions being exposed they have been there but now are being exposed to some of the old god who are use. to the the status quo i'm now resisting some of the changes brought about
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the supposed a sense us this is so supposed to be elections coming up as well as a referendum and some of these measures have been delayed because of security issues so there is a lot for abby to work on despite the achievements of law is tom allowed to put joining us here in studio thank you for your analysis now here in germany prosecutors say the man suspected of carrying out an attack on a synagogue in the city of hama has admitted that he did it he has also said he had a right wing extremist and anti-semitic motive now the synagogue attack took place on wednesday the holiest day in the jewish calendar young kapoor it failed but the gunman killed 2 people in the street. with a city in mourning for the victims germany's president frank voters steinmeyer among those showing solidarity outside the synagogue where signs of the attack are still imprinted on the door. but to assume i'm still trying to process the dodo but
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i just can't understand what tacitus a 40 year old woman was the 1st to fall victim by chance as she passed by the synagogue minutes later the attacker killed a 20 year old man at a nearby combat shop. the accused attacker was carrying 4 weapons and 4 kilograms of explosive material. and during the night police raided the apartment where the 27 year old lived with his mother. former neighbors from a previous address remember him. in a low one old house to spy without ever smiling he couldn't say hello. how can i say well this is he was kind of a loner you know germany's interior minister horsy who for visited the crime scene authorities have defended lack of police protection not the synagogue saying there
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had been no warning. as a whole for delivered a clear message. he says will tell if. you just read all crime carried out yesterday is a shame on our whole country. it would be with our history of such things must never happen in germany proceeding. he's pledged to improve the protection of jewish science and deploying more personnel in the fight against right wing extremism the regional interior minister says some politicians carry blame. you thus well those who use the language of the nazis might not be legally responsible for what occurred was that you but they lead the path and lit the fire the guys did good on stiff the hundreds joined in a march of mourning through hala to the synagogue laying flowers and candles signs of their rejection of terrorism and those who spread hate. the
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only. not some other stories making news around the world iran says 2 rockets have struck one of its oil tankers off the coast of saudi arabia near the city of jeddah no injuries have been reported but iranian state television says the explosion caused an oil leak saudi arabia has not commented on the incident and a court in south africa has ruled that former president of zuma will stand trial for corruption his application to halt the case was rejected zuma who we see here in file footage is alleged to have taken bribes during his time as an economy minister in the 1994 he denies the charges. more than 70000 people have been displaced by turkey's offensive in northern syria according to the u.n. world food program the u.n. security council failed to agree on a motion condemning turkey's actions but the u.s. ambassador is warned turkey that it could face consequences if it doesn't prove protect civilians now international calls for turkey to moderate its action in the
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region are growing thousands of residents fled on thursday as turkey pounded kurdish militia for a 2nd day. plumes of smoke disappear into the docketing sky but a burning reminder of the conflict remains not brings no reprieve as turkey continues its offensive c c. turkey's pushing into northeast syria territory held by its enemy the kurdish led syrian democratic forces hundreds of bombs have already fallen as turkey attempts to carve out a buffer zone to house refugees. the death count has begun his family lost a young boy one of several dozen reported killed on the syrian side of the border. explosions too on the turkish side as bombs fly north in retaliation. so far the number of victims remains in the dozens. at the
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united nations european states and lining up against tankers action scene you would just tell it is in the north east will further undermine the stability of the whole region exacerbated civilian suffering and provoke further displacements which will further increase the number of refugees and i.d.p.'s in syria and in the region turkish president wretched type of on send his own warning. what we need to pay your opinion. pull yourself together. i say it again if you try to label this operation an invasion. it's very simple we will open the gates and send 3600000 refugees your way. kuchma to do it all to new york new to the juice is there a groom noted i. heard yvonne has allies in syria these are the fighters from the free syrian army and the
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kurdish militia being sent in to claim captured territory. but turkey is in the driver's seat. and let's go to the correspondent yulia han she is in the turkish town of color close to the syrian border hi yulia what's been happening where you are. well turkish warplanes and artillery have continued to hit the area right behind me today as they're trying to push deeper into northeast syria now we're about 5 kilometers away from the border on the turkish side and we heard the turkish artillery pounding targets inside syria we also saw helicopters hovering above us now the ticks military says they have taken a few villages very close to the border and they're now surrounding and circling the biggest cities that are in and 10 out and while they're saying they're making
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progress kaddish militants kurdish fighters have said that they were so far able to repel these attacks now this is the 3rd day of this operation and there have been civilian casualties on both sides of the border at least 7 people were killed inside syria civilians and at least 6 people here on the turkish side of the border because yesterday kurdish militants have been firing rockets and mortars into turkish border towns including. where i am right now so this is why journalists have to move further away from the border for security reasons and the turkish government has also reported that one turkish soldier was killed the 1st soldier killed since the operation started on wednesday yulia tens of thousands of civilians now fleeing the fighting there where are they going and what will happen to them. well people are abandoning their homes they're taking their belongings they're trying to move away by 3rd or by call their crew
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trying to go into the countryside headed to war it's other cities like iraq or dare us sewers according to the u.n. tens of thousands of people have been displaced in the past days now you have to know that these are people who have already escaped to the brutal regime of the so-called islamic state and now they're on the move again trying to seek safety without really knowing where safety is aid organizations say that about hall for a 1000000 people are at risk in the syrian border areas right behind me over there . all right our correspondent yulia one reporting from the turkish syrian border for us julia thank you very much are you watching the news from berlin we'll be back at the top of the hour but you can head to our website dot com for all the latest news and information around the clock you can also follow us for the very latest headlines on twitter our handle there is activity w.
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