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the bad. the arab. the bad. the barry. this is deja vu news live from berlin and questions mount after new zealand's volcanic eruptions with the death toll rising to 68 missing and doesn't severely injured people are asking why tourists were allowed to visit the site in the 1st place also coming up after a landmark talks in terrorist the leaders of russia and ukraine to agree to implement a cease fire and exchange prisoners but their 1st face to face encounter also exposes divisions. she was once hailed as a defender of human rights and won the nobel peace prize but today on talk through
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she is defending the m.r. in court against accusations of genocide. and welcome to sydney to australia's biggest city is shrouded smelt as forest fires burning out of control president say there has never been anything like you. i am. i am. i'm serious almost kind it's good to have you with us police in new zealand are investigating the deaths of tourists in monday's volcanic eruption the death toll has now risen to 6 volcanic activity caused the threat level to be raised last week so questions are being asked about whether tour groups should have been allowed to visit the destination off new zealand's north island 8 people are still missing presumed dead and dozens have suffered severe burns. after disaster struck foukara island russell clark was one of the 1st responders us the
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paramedic flew in on the helicopter from all clumped what he saw when he arrived was shocking. it was just it was just plain to the nation it was it was quite. an eyeful welding response there was a helicopter on the wall and it did it also being there at the time. was that's right of lights were off but. it was monday afternoon local time when the volcano erupted at 47 people were on the island at the time some in a narrow escape but other some missing with little hope of finding them alive. in. the sky all of this tragedy is devastating police and defense force personnel have undertaken a number of aerial reconnaissance flights are the island since eruption however no signs of life have been detected. scientists have noted an uptick in volcanic activity on the island in recent weeks now the new zealand police have set their allowance and investigation into the matter. if there's anyone criminally
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responsible. so we're just going to have to work through the evidence talk to people and conduct the investigation the question to be answered why were people allowed to so close to a disaster apparently waiting to happen. earlier we spoke to cover a journalist in auckland we asked why tourists were even allowed to visit white island when there were warnings about increased volcanic activity it is ultimately up to tour operators to decide whether to take visitors to the privately owned island with the necessary permits one local company wide island tourist stated on their website that it operates through a variety alert levels but added that passengers should be aware that there is always a risk of erupt effectivity regardless of the alert level alert levels change on
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a relative frequent basis and one folk analogise pointed out that an announcement of eruptions from volcanoes such as fuck adi or white island could be expected at any time despite that around $10000.00 tourists visit the volcano most active each year. to the czech republic now where 6 people have been shot dead at a hospital the shooting happened in the northeastern city of the university hospital the gunman reportedly shot people at close range as they were sitting and waiting on the trauma ward czech prime minister on this has described the incident as an immense tragedy. for the latest on the story we can speak to tom mcenroe he's a reporter for radio prague in the czech capital hi tom we understand there's been some developments on the shooter what can you tell us about the shooter exactly so we know that he was a construction technician he shot 6 people to be operated on as we
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speak he escapes the shooting in a car that was involved in a chase with the police for quite a long time but eventually he stopped short of the head it seems that he isn't dead . what we know is that he believed he was sick he went to the hospital repeatedly but wasn't treated it's. he was a silent shooter we just know that he suddenly opened fire in the heads of chests of people around the time to have a dramatic incident there what are check authorities saying about what happened. so the health minister has called the crisis team is he of the prime minister both on their way to be a beds the president has offered his condolences and is currently talking to the tyrian biggest everyone is shocks politicians of expressing their condolences on twitter but of course the information is rolling it on as we speak so that there's
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more information to come there's also been some opinion that people who should carry more weapons on them that i think that the head of the security council the chamber of deputies actually said after the shooting that if people had carried guns in the hospital bed this could have prevented the event tom what more can you tell us about where this happened the city of all strata. so the city will strive or is located in the far north east of the country it is a cold blooded city this shooting took place at the trouble to logic or emergency department of the faculty hospital of ostrava. rapid action police was said to pretty soon after the shooting happened i believe that $724.00. yeah the shooter escaped quite soon afterwards in time you know he said there's a discussion now already taking place about the use of weapons i mean how rare is
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an incident like this in the czech republic. it is very rare and this is the 2nd most tragic choosey of the country's history the most tragic load took place 4 years back where 8 people were shot at the shooter shot himself in the end as well in a restaurant but it's very rare to have shootings like this we know that there are about 300000 licensed in the country a lot of the mahanta as. we know that generally people are against. i don't know if you know but there's an e.u. directive which is making it harder to own firearms so people like to have guns but shootings are extremely rare ari tameka reporter for radio prague with us thank you . now to some other stories making news around the world in madrid the un climate conference is expected to step up a gear as high level delegates begin to arrive they are locked in crunch
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negotiations on how to bring about a drastic reduction in global emissions of greenhouse gases. there have been protests by both pro and anti-government demonstrators in algeria out of a controversial presidential election on thursday the anti-government protesters said the election will not be fair of syria has experience months of on rest since the last president was ousted from power in february. severe rainfall has caused a deluge of water to destroy bridges and homes in northern peruvian no deaths have been reported but some people were lightly injured landslides and swollen rivers have left hundreds of people isolated. the international court of justice in the hague has begun a hearing into accusations of genocide in myanmar the country's de facto leader aung san suu kyi arrived to defend them in more military campaign against the rohingya minority that campaign has been called ethnic cleansing involving mass rapes and killings suchi is due to speak on wednesday. now also said she was not
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obliged to appear at the hague in person but chose to do so and critics say her aim is to raise her profile ahead of elections and meehan mar in the past few days her supporters have held rallies many see her as a defender of the embattled country on the global stage but range of refugees paint a very different picture. and the refugee camps of cox's bizarre a woman who once represented hope is now a pariah the consensus here on sunset she must answer for what happened to the rohingya. you will never have your go of it we pray to a law that we will get justice. she is not a good person we once prayed sincerely to god for her who supported her when she came to power she did no good for us she's a liar we hate so she did nothing for us she is responsible for the genocide she talks to does she really knows. from one doorstep to the next march
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testimonies of ruthless violence at the hands of me and most military. yeah there's another way out of that the 2 soldiers helped me down while one of them raped me in front of my mother and 4 children was a job i started out by show i didn't work and why did my daughter was crying so they hit her on the head with a weapon out of there go to the time allowed by the law go. i lost 8 of my sons and grandsons they were all but shot by the military. really thinking. the military burnt our homes. we were a family of 18 and they killed 12 by burning them alive. there were more than 2000 people in our village and all their homes were burned to monitor. on sun suci has long defended me and mars 27000 crack down on their hinge are saying a target militants and she'll do so again at the hague.
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and buddhists majority myanmar the scrutiny of the un's top court has stoked indignation. over there not just accusing one person to me and mock their accusing the whole country we actually even leave everything that unsung suchi does. a decision from the hague over me and marse treatment of the ranger could take years a long and uncertain wait for justice for people that have already lost so much. the leaders of russia and ukraine have agreed to implement a cease fire in eastern ukraine russian president vladimir putin and ukrainian president floating a selenski were meeting for the 1st time to discuss the conflict that is centered on the donbass region in ukraine now this region is a currently held by russian backed separatists at the talks in paris the 2 sides
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agreed to take some steps that are aimed at easing tensions now they have agreed to a release in exchange all detainees by the end of the year they've also agreed to disengage military forces that are currently in those 3 regions in eastern ukraine and they've also agreed to hold more talks and for months to check in on the progress of the ceasefire the leaders made separate announcements at the end of the talks station a little this was a meeting was long and difficult but the mood was rather positive that's the truth and i really want to emphasize that point we will continue the discussions in 4 months and see the results of what we've achieved it is. on the some of them this is certainly an important step towards deescalating the situation in eastern ukraine as well as easing tensions with. our correspondent nick connelly is in paris he was following the talks for instance and joins us for more hi nick so these 2 leaders have agreed to a prisoner swap and also to implement
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a cease fire how significant are these developments. well sumi this is not the big bang so maybe we were expecting this is i think in reality as much as could be expected these are measures that will create goodwill bring prisoners back for the new year's holidays trying to aim for a stable ceasefire something that hasn't been achieved in years dozens of attempts the real sticking point is the same as it has been since the beginning because conflict who makes the 1st step who has to compromise 1st is a ukraine the compromise 1st by giving an autonomous status to those regions and allowing elections to take place before it regains control of those territories which effectively would turn those separatists into ukrainian politicians or does russia step back and allow ukraine to recurring control of its eastern border with russia and make sure that those elections happen according to ukrainian laws that is the question that remains unresolved here but the fact that they were able to meet after the age of 3 years and effectively agree to disagree and talk about
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things where some progress is possible that in itself is an achievement and this was the 1st time as well the leaders had met do you think that chemistry between russia and ukraine could have proven to the new ukrainian president. well this definitely was the $1000000.00 question everyone expecting looking expectantly how this would pan out a latina zelinsky the man who this time last year was a showman a comedian up against vladimir putin who's been in charge of russia for almost 20 years. they were scrupulously polite to each other but there was no overlooking the tension the speculation about whether they shook hands or not no confirmation of that at the press conference you had selenski and putin opposite ends of the table with merkel and mccall between them and very different accounts from the 2 presidents of what they saw to be the conclusion of this meeting so lots of space between them there but as i said an agreement to disagree and to keep talking and
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of that is something that we didn't see under the previous administration q one of the big takeaways going forward can we expect to see more momentum in this drive to bring peace to eastern ukraine. well the leaders have put pressure on they say they will meet in the next 4 months at the level of the president and chancellor merkel again that puts pressure on everyone further down the hierarchy to really deliver on these promises to deliver on the ceasefire. and i think that will really and they will some progress of all this time the bigger issue of russia and its relations with its neighborhood with ukraine which it sees as part of its backyard and somewhere where it has a right to influence that is not going away that problem has effectively been part for the medium term at least now but what this is what this meeting and what these agreements allow israel very real tangible improvements for the people on the ground we talk about this conflict as a frozen conflicts it is that geographical sense the front lines haven't moved in years but this is very definitely a war people soldiers in trenches and civilians are being wounded and killed on
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a daily basis so if it is possible to really bring in a cease fire that really holds and ends the shooting troop withdrawals that means the troops are no longer a couple 100 meters apart but the part that really will have a huge impact on 100000 about millions of people and allow people in eastern ukraine across the country to get back to some kind of normalcy. connelly reporting for us there in paris thank you nick. in australia authorities have issued warnings of dangerous fire conditions as temperatures rise across large swaths of the country already ravaged by bushfires in sydney australia largest city usually unmistakeable structures like the harbor bridge and the opera house are blanketed in a cloud of smoke weather forecasters expect the situation worse with temperatures predicted to soar above 40 degrees celsius now environmental officials say the conditions in sydney over the last month have been unprecedented the hot weather combined with
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gusty winds are making every day life a struggle for people across the state of new south wales. desperate and helpless before the ruins of their lives 4 weeks ago a bushfire barden through. taking everything. the knew it was a risk zone. is far from normal they're angry at their government for not teaching climate change seriously it just makes me bloody angry because. they were saying this is going to happen this is going to happen it's going to happen. it's happening like. politicians the. scientists have been talking about it for bloody about. climate change are not are deeply divided just a few miles farther north from property smaller fires are blazing in the forest.
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normal for australia but large parts of the country have been suffering from drought for years so fires can spread in no time. burning back through forests it's 2 weeks before it's something that is not really being seen in the. unexpected thing. which is making a lot of people nervous people and creatures like us trail. as national animal the koala bear. they've become the unintended symbol of these bushfires this koala hospital help is on hand since the pictures of barn paws went viral the hospital has received nearly 1000000 euros in donations koalas are particularly vulnerable in the flames says the clinical director. koala strategy was always to go higher in the trees and bear in mind before humans come along the trees were
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huge when when europeans 1st came here there was massive massive trees everywhere there will go so could go right up the top and the sky floods never come. the headquarters of the largest volunteer fire fighting group in the world and new south wales inspector ben shepherd shows us the many fires in the region is hot season has only just begun. and already we've seen $2000000.00 take on an average season we would tend to say probably right about 252300000 hectares is. not a real prospect and we're all going for as the landscape he's going to be trying to say is that. christmas is coming but for some this year will not be one to cheer. now it was
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a reaction to the tragedy of the 2nd world war on this day the 10th of december 1908 the united nations adopted the universal declaration of human rights today many countries around the world are marking the occasion in a moment we'll talk to someone whose job it is to make sure that human rights are respected and the call governments to account but 1st look at efforts by young people around the globe to make their voices heard and fight for what they see as their rights. hong kong. bogota. beirut all around the world young people taking to the streets saying no more business as usual. this you tube or in moscow arrested for organizing protests this past summer that included tens of thousands of demonstrators many of them fed up you are doing you don't look young people want dialogue with the government but they don't have the means for creating change that civilized
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countries have just moved like fair elections. so the only option that remains is to take to the streets that your people are protesting because they want change you didn't quit but i'm stuck with a pretty man but i took what he was a human rights of very much and coached upon in our country and that's because the people themselves have allowed their voices to be ignored. up there than your. local youth part of a global trend young people standing up for human rights in countries that are run by what they see as out of touch old elites. hong kong ours are demanding more democracy and respect for basic freedoms. and i joined the protest years i think it's important to fight for your rights. if you're just complacent and you know. stand up for your rights and your beliefs then they'll get taken away without you realizing when they're. the same in iraq. i think sudan.
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can colombia young people insisting the government respond to people's needs we have human rights here in colombia but not for everybody the higher your status the more rights you have if you're at the bottom you have none. in lebanon they're protesting against sexual violence and government corruption one young woman expressed frustration the protests were necessary at all. it's sad that we we as humans these rights it's our rights in each country we need to have them and it's sad that we are protesting for something that it's our own but that's all . different places one message young people are aware of human rights and of what they're missing pages hope that the authorities listen up before it's too late.
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well one organization looking to hold authorities accountable on human rights is the organization for security and cooperation in europe. simon young spoke to the director of the o.s.c. east office for democratic institutions and human rights and he said to. we're seeing lots of young people all around the world protesting for their human rights at the moment why do you think this is happening just now and what is it that special for young people about their human rights. i think actually. it's just maybe so special that your young people are protesting i think you know in all times young people have been major drivers when it comes to social and political transformation and that's you know now they are really becoming like i said major drivers and i think actually maybe more now than before if we compared to what we
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had before that young people don't find their ways through the political parties they are not they don't feel represented by the political parties if you just take that always see reachin people under 30 years of age 38 percent of the population but they're less than 2 percent i think of the parliamentarians so and in political parties they don't seem to they don't seem to attract young people so i think you know they find their way through protests and grassroots movements and they have to be heard they have to be listened to do you think young people's human rights especially under threat. i think you know what we're seeing in many parts of the world is a backsliding when it comes to human rights and democracy in general and they are maybe you know up the front on pushing back the young people and
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what is important is to ensure their rights which is part of human rights of peaceful assembly and that's one of the things that all the does it is to ensure that the civil rights is respected and that's maybe also what les are pushing for the young people what is it that the o.s.c. and oh dear can do to support young people in their struggle for human rights. first of all it is one of the things that we have to do is to ensure that the right to peaceful assembly is respected in the only c. countries and we are actually now just now developing guidelines for the participating states with the village commission on this exactly how to ensure these rights we can also. train them and we do that we've built the capacity in how to negotiate how to communicate we provide training for policy advisors young policy advice just so there are
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a lot of things that we can do to to to support the schools or to thank you so much . all right that was the director of the o s e's office for democratic institutions and human rights and yet they're just out there to speaking to their. let's get a recap now of our top stories here on g.w. police in new zealand are launching an investigation into the deaths of at least 5 tourists in monday's volcanic eruption the threat level was raised last week prompting questions about whether tour groups should have been allowed to visit the popular destination off of new zealand's north island. and the leaders of russia and ukraine have agreed to a cease fire in eastern ukraine as part of efforts to end the 5 year conflict there it was one of a number of steps agreed by ukrainian president little new selenski and his russian counterpart vladimir putin and a meeting brokered by the french and german leaders. coming up next our football show kick off with all of the latest action in the bundesliga
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kick off. another blockbuster weekend one is like. come on come on or promote the 1st place. like to be called and i'm on the 2nd. block barre chord in injury time to take all 3 points against byron munich and
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a top of the table. because. i'd. save the planet not my job. with porter david don't shout and says it straight we have to do something. the climate crisis is threatening our very existence. many germans would agree but are they prepared to change their habits. and humanity be saved. most of them 60 minutes. i'm not laughing at the them well i guess sometimes i am but i stand up and whimper that the german thinks deep into the german culture of looking at the stereotype
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clad that is think the future the country that i now live. needed to be victimised grandma. to eat dust it's all that. i might show join me for me again sunday w. . post. i'm i'm.


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