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this is deja vu news live from berlin bernie sanders claims victory in the new hampshire primary the presidential hopeful holds a slim lead over last week's winner in iowa former mare pete boucek but are the democrats any closer now to getting a candidate to challenge donald trump. and they risk speaking out they risk their lives as well now critics of china's response to the coronavirus face a crackdown by the state. model you would i'm not even scared of death you think i'm afraid of the communist party. reports from china indicate those who share
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images like these are being forcibly disappeared by the state plus trying to reclaim what their families lost under the nazis people of german descent say berlin is creating unfair hurdles when it comes to their constitutional right to regain german citizenship. i'm brian thomas a very warm welcome to our program today we begin in the u.s. where presidential hopeful bernie sanders has claimed victory in the state of new hampshire democrats there have been selecting a candidate to take on president trump and november's election. sanders leads with nearly 27 percent of the vote edging to the front of the democratic field. 2nd is
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a former mer people who check who won the iowa caucuses last week he's followed by amy clover shar elizabeth warren and joe biden. all center spoke to his supporters in new hampshire a short while ago this is what he had to say. and let me say it's a night that this victory here is the beginning of the end for donald trump. where victories behind those popular vote in iowa were in the victoria can i we're going to nevada we're going to south carolina we're going to win those states. ok joining us now from washington is dean abuse pablo foley a list of dates you pabo with bernie sanders now declaring himself winner in the new hampshire primary are these results bringing some clarity to the democratic race. hi brian well i think it's perhaps
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a little bit too early to have some clarity but it was a fantastic night for the vermont senator bernie sanders as we've seen he declared himself the winner earlier in the evening by a slim margin that we can't forget as well that he did win here back in 2016 when he was in the race of course set to become the democratic candidate back then he did of course end up losing at to hillary clinton overall good night as well for people to judge mayor pete he's perhaps a little bit more of a moderate candidate when compared to sanders he performed very well and it was a really great night for another moderate candidate that's minnesota senator amy clovis shar she finished in 3rd but then if we look at it in another perspective we can say it was a terrible night for elizabeth warren she is of course a progressive like sanders from us a chooses she's finished a disappointing 4th and then most of all terrible night for the former 'd vice
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president joe biden you know listeners about joe biden you know he was expected to be the front runner in the democratic race the democratic national committee certainly building him up to be the the fields down now from 11 to 9 potential candidates what about joe biden can he stay in the race after this. i think it's a little bit too early to say what will happen with biden and he did cancel all of his of his vents in new hampshire and he traveled straight to south carolina where as you know we're going to be seeing a primary taking place there later in the month that he was speaking to his his supporters in that state one thing that he noted which is very important and we can't really forget is that any presidential candidate needs to support of african-americans and latinos and biden does tend to do quite well in more we'll say ethnically diverse states like. south carolina and nevada of course these are
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the 2 states which are going to be having their. their primaries coming up on their very different states to iowa and new hampshire ok what happens next where does the democratic party the search for a democratic presidential nominee go from here possible. well i was saying of course this month what we have is the nevada caucuses then we have the south carolina primaries and you know what's going to happen is that some of the candidates particularly like senator amy clover shar you know she perhaps didn't expect to do so well so she's going to need to do now is increase the number of people that she has working for and really the focus is going to be on super tuesday in march that's when 14 states we're going to be voting among them to the big ones california and texas so the candidates are going to be really focusing on that the coming weeks. thanks so much for that from washington.
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let's get you briefed on some of the other stories making news this hour comes to mean president mahmoud abbas has rejected president middle east plan saying it destroyed the concept of a 2 state solution to the israeli palestinian conflict speaking at the united nations abbas said he was ready to resume peace negotiations under an international umbrella. for us lawyers who prosecuted a long time advisor to u.s. president trump have quit the case the resignations come after the justice department said a plan to reduce the amount of prison time it would see for roger stone that move came hours after trump tweeted this stone was being treated unfairly. well china is reporting 97 more deaths from the krona virus and more than 2000 new infections but it says it the lowest number of new cases since late january is cause for hope now that sparking debate about whether the outbreak may have peaked
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but the world health organization's officials say it's still too early to say and they warned that the epidemic poses a global threat potentially worse than terrorism health officials say it's likely to take 18 months to create a vaccine meanwhile in japan another 39 people tested positive for the virus on the quarantined cruise ship the diamond princess. while the chinese authorities struggle to stop the spread of the corona virus are also working to silence critics of the government's efforts to contain it censors have been a racing critical social media sites and they're cracking down on independent reporting at least 2 outspoken citizen journalists have disappeared there where a pounce are unknown. these images the chinese government doesn't want you to see a medical center in the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak under stress short
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on supplies overwhelmed with patients the video is from. a lawyer by training who made the risky choice to become a citizen journalist and defy government efforts to control information. in front of me is the virus and behind me is the legal and administrative power of china as long as i live in the city i will continue to report i only report what i see what i hear. you well i'm not even scared of death you think i'm afraid of the communist party now chen is gone he disappeared last week and has not responded to messages so far authorities will only say he's under control amnesty international reports he's been forcibly quarantined he's not the only one to pay the price for defying state authority the blogger thing bin took this video from a hospital and it seems to show body bags victims of the virus then he
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received a menacing knock on his door well if you want to know. what do you. do you almost you'll do you know what do you want. you there you know this isn't either that or what do you like the other night when. you were in yugoslavia. you know so the other night you mail time he's losing the food that well you know when it's. func had been posting videos daily proof that he was free those upload stopped on monday and he's been under reachable by phone fueling speculation of arrest this political culture of control may have contributed to the outbreak in the 1st place when laying a doctor and warned of the virus in december authorities accused him and several others of severely disturbing the social order now he's dead one of the more than 1000 people in china to succumb to corona virus morning in anger have marked his
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passing online and off in defiance of the state's threats pressure is mounting on chinese authorities to come clean on what's happening in. and that includes wanting to know what's happened to people like she and fanged been. ok let's get the latest on the situation in china now is. joining us from beijing. what information are people in china not getting that they so desperately want to hear. well nobody in china knows whether these. numbers that we see are real every information that we get from one hand is that it might even not be deliberate it might also be deliberate that might also not but a lot of patients have not been diagnosed yet people are queuing up in hospitals in order to be admitted to a hospital you need to show symptoms of the disease and you need to be tested today
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i spoke to a woman who told me that her mother who had been showing symptoms and was severely ill for 10 days had been tested 2 times negative until she was tested positive so until that moment she was also not in the statistics so there is that the mess on the grown drone that seems to be going on is of course. has an impact on the statistics this is one thing the other thing is that there is of course a deep sitting mistrust of what authorities report what authorities allow to report everybody in china knows there is censorship and of course this is why these citizen join the lists go with their to get a glimpse of reality ok the state is responding to what you described as deep seated mistrust and i want to quote a state media here it says anyone who tries to cover up the extent of the outbreak
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will be nailed on the pillar of shame for eternity is china living up or attempting to live changing its ways in the direction of transparency in regard to the coronavirus. what china has done is that after in the beginning denying that the virus could spread from human to human it admitted that it could spread from human to human and it started publishing for. because and these figures are rising so to some extent china is admitting that something is happening but whether it's living up to any standards of transparency is something that's very hard to say without independent investigations and reporting and china has not allowed joiner lists to report freely although more freely than before and it has not allowed or has limited independent assessments by
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specialists so no it is not of course living up to transparency as we understand it and in the process of creating a real thirst for information the ts burling of forests in beijing thanks very much for that. sudan's transitional government and rebel groups in the darfur region have agreed to hand over the country's former president omar al bashir to the international criminal court is charged with committing crimes against humanity and genocide that related to operations against or for rebels between 20032008 some 300000 people were killed in the conflict. and cooling for the justice they feel is long overdue to saddam's capital khartoum some protesters welcomes the announcement that former president omar al bashir will be handed over to the international criminal court. you know i want peace we want peace in any possible way in this country if the darfur rebels want to sent in to
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the i.c.c. then it's a good thing he's already a war criminal and that he. that others think bush should face justice and sit down . might. not be handed over to the i.c.c. . this means that the sudanese judiciary is weak as long as he's a citizen he should be tried in sudan on dissidence law. by. the shooting was accused of genocide and war crimes and the conflicts that broke out in the darfur region in 2003 leading to the deaths of 300000 people. the commitment to hunt bashir and others to the i.c.c. came at peace talks between sedans transitional government and darfur rebels. last year we cannot achieve justice unless we heal the wounds using justice itself.
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we can't shy away from confronting those who have committed crimes against humanity and war crimes against innocent people in darfur and other places yet he died for. bashir has been in jail in khartoum since he was toppled after must protests last year but there's no guarantee that bashir will be sent to the i.c.c. if sudan's generals were naked on their agreements and if he is handed over it's unlikely to be soon. with talks on going the road to peace is set to be a long one. now to a story of survival and the search for reparation during the 12 years of nazi dictatorship in germany thousands of germans were deprived of their citizenship on political racial or religious grounds according to a calls and try and in the country's post-war constitution former german citizens and their descendants shall pawn application have their citizenship completely
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restored that according to the constitution while in reality a lot of applicants are rejected in 20 teen for example germany received about 4600 applications for german citizenship some 1400 were approved but most of them about 2 thirds were rejected now many of those who were rejected feel they didn't get a fair hearing british lawyers taking up the cause and says the german government is violating the country's constitution. was born in sao paolo brazil thousands of kilometers away from her ancestral home in germany. my grandfather a left turn many fled actually in 1937 he was only 21 years old when he left and he fled to brazil this was thanks to his mother's foresight
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because she kind of knew that something was coming he was already not allowed to stay at university where he was studying at the time so in a way he wasn't anymore a full citizen under the nazi regime tens of thousands of jews was stripped of their rights and german citizenship now marcella is fighting to get it back my brother and i felt very close to the german culture since a very young age was studied you know walter school in brazil with german school and we always had this references from germany and european coach are present in our houses article 116 of the german constitution enables germans persecuted by the nazis as well as the descendents to have their citizenship are stored but marcelle is application was rejected on the grounds her grandfather left germany voluntarily and they told me that it was he had left her alone terribly it was appalling to
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hear something like that it was yes so we were angry but yes we we knew that they are fighting for a right cause a just cause muscle as soon learned that she wasn't alone and joined forces with a lobby group exclusions group article 116 which helps hundreds of people who have been rejected. in january the group brought the debate to the bundestag felix coachman and his wife isabelle founded the group in 2018 they want to see a new more general law to prevent exclusions from article 116 this time the motion was narrowly rejected the majority of. the mint believes that 2 decrees passed last august to ease restrictions are enough but some descendants are still excluded or facing bureaucratic hurdles. back in london felix couch mn
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isn't giving up. the decrees all discretionary. relief efforts of least but 116 is a fundamental basic rights on people where they can't get back their loved ones who they lost in many cases their property because get back jobs that they've lost but they can't get back one thing and that's german citizenship. or has now applied a 2nd time. it's something that i have to do to honor the ones that are not here anymore and i think by germany allowing and acknowledging us as citizens this is only going to contribute to have a more fair just and a more diverse. germany in the future almost 3 years since applying again marcella is still waiting for a reply. if you have these political correspondent keep brady co or 3rd that report
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joins me now this morning t.j. we heard a lot from marcello there about why she thinks the decision is wrong what about the state's position we heard about that briefly there on her case and many of the others who have been rejected what are the states where the state at the moment feels that 2 decrees which were actually implemented and came into action last summer they feel like that is enough and to a certain degree these 2 new degree decrees have actually resolved many issues for example the the law and the nationality of the mother can now be used as opposed to previously it was just the father and that was obviously seen as a very outdated very sexist interpretation of the law but they're all still restrictions or are groups that are still excluded from applying to have their citizenship restored including people who were adopted people descendants who actually now live in germany and even on top of that even through applying through these 2 new decrees many applicants are still facing many many bureaucratic hurdles
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which of course. both of us as foreigners here in germany can understand having encountered german bureaucracy ourselves ok know that there's an issue of discipline put together it's called one of the 16 initiative to help people like marcello what do they want to achieve who's funding them who's paying for the war so basically this is the lobby group the article 116 exclusions group which was founded by felix and isabella couch when he saw that in the article and say it's very much isabella felix's wife who does a lot of the what voluntarily and is in contact with hundreds of people affected around the world now of course. there was a significant increase in the number of brits applying for german citizenship through article 16 it was that much of it because of for exit and hoping that this would be a chance to maintain and keep the european citizenship but this is a much bigger story as we saw that muscle is actually from brazil and still lives
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today but he's hoping to be able to not only restore and get back what was taken away from her grandfather because of the nazis but also to enable her to possibly may figure as well and be able to study and work here in germany ok the last time this came up as we saw in your report there in parliament it was narrowly passed down and change the constitution is going to come up again what does it look like i think it certainly is going to come up again the lobby group is continuing to fight and they also have a lot of support from the green party and also the link of the left here in germany but i think at least here and they scurry in office while this current grand coalition is in government it seems very unlikely and it was very interesting to see how narrowly this law this proposal was rejected actually just a couple of weeks ago and interestingly it came so close that it came to what we call here in germany and how most going and all of the m.p.'s got to leave palm and
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come back in through separate doors and it was that type. that the conservatives have to very quickly get their m.p.'s together so that they could reject the lauren at the moment the s.p.d. the social democrats if you listen to them in that debate very much in favor of broadening this law to make sure there are no exclusions right now it also comes down to party politics and the s.p.d. while they're still in office want to get through a number of the policies and so right now they need to stay in the good books with the conservatives unfortunately voted against it too ok thanks so much look into this for st bernard for us. we're staying in germany we have some footballers now head to berlin are considering who to appoint as permanent coach that after going pleas from the stunned germany's bonus league by resigning just 10 weeks into the job the former germany and united states manager was a significant appointment for harry the team has new big money backers and had hopes of challenging for the honestly good title in the coming years but recent
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results have been poor with only one win in the last 5 league games. to indonesia now and it's growing trash problem the country generates more than $3000000.00 tonnes a year and half of it ends up in rivers and the ocean many cities have little in the way of public services for dealing with the mass piling up on the country's coastlines sounds like a job for what else a superhero if you said that with great power comes great responsibility and one man is using it to rid his hometown of an evil that could destroy the planet. his nemesis is garbage. now if my name is rudy hard to know i'm 36 years old and i'm the spider man of courage my mission is to encourage answer provide an example to the society through the famous character of spider-man
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to protect the environment because environmental cleanliness creates healthy communities he had. total keats waste especially plastic most days before he heads to his job he puts on his suits and gets to work cleaning the sewers streets and beaches and he says the comic character has captured the imagination and. first i picked up litter without wearing this custom and it didn't get people interested in joining in to help pick up trash or to clean the beach. or move from. you're wearing this costume it turns out that the public's response was extraordinary. when we have it's little wonder that the sight of a lycra clad superhero on the beach has caused a stir but in the end though rudy is relying on others to come to their spider senses. this is news these are our top stories bernie sanders has claimed victory
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in the new hampshire primary where democrat voters are selecting a candidate to take on president trump a new members election 2nd in the race is the former mare. who won the iowa caucuses. the world health organization says the coronavirus epidemic is a global threat potentially worse than terrorism and officials say could take 18 months to create a vaccine in japan another $39.00 people were tested positive on the quarantined cruise ship the diamond princess. sans transitional government and rebel groups have reportedly agreed to hand over former president omar al bashir to the international criminal court the i.c.c. wants him to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide. also an in authority president mahmoud abbas has told the u.n. security council the palestinians will not accept the peace plan put forward by
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president trump he said pozole would reward israel's occupation of the west bank and subject any pals that are in state to apartheid this conditions. this is due to be news from or you can follow 'd us on twitter or go to our website w dot com i'm brian thomas thanks for being here. the. mall.
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