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>> hello and a warm welcome to "journal" on dw. our headlines for you at this his -- edward snowden makes first appearance since arriving in moscow. in france, investigators are trying to find out what caused the train crash that killed at least six people. and cavendish triumphs in the 13th stage of the tour de france.
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the u.s. has accused russia of giving edward snowden a propaganda platform after he made his first public appearance in three weeks. he is still stranded at the moscow airport he fled to from hong kong after revealing he was the man who leaked documents exposing usa's massive secret spying on people and governments around the world. snowden says he wants asylum in russia until he can get to a safe country in latin america, but the russian government is saying it has had no official contact with him. >> at a meeting with human rights activists in moscow, edward snowden said he would apply for temporary asylum in sayia, though officials they have not received an application. the u.s. administration wants the whistleblower to face prosecution at home and is none too pleased. >> they are providing a propaganda platform for mr. once counted to the russian government's previous
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declarations of russian neutrality, and that they have no control over his presence in the airport. it is also incompatible with russian assurances that they do not want mr. snowden to further damage u.s. interests. >> a kremlin spokesman said u.s. president barack obama had spoken with his russian counterpart, vladimir puget, about the snowden case on the telephone. however, he did not disclose any he tales. >> president barack obama had spoken with his russian counterpart, vladimir putin. the case has not improved russian relations. there is no telling how long snowden will remain in russia. he said on writing he had applied for temporary rent you'd only, until he can travel safely to latin america, where various countries have indicated they will offer him asylum -- he had applied for temporary refuge. >> the german interior minister was in washington yesterday to discuss the secret u.s.
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surveillance program with the u.s. administration. after talks with vice president joe biden, the attorney general security saide information from the nsa had , butnted worldwide attacks he would not say whether the u.s. had broken german law or hadher private individuals been spied on. tens of thousands took to the streets again last night in the egyptian capital cairo. ousted president mohamed morsi came together to call for his reinstatement. the egyptian military removed morsi from power 10 days ago. opponents demonstrated their support for the overthrow. despite fears of further violence, the protest passed off peacefully. a suicide attack in iraq has killed at least 38 people in the ethnically mixed northern city
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of care cook. a bomber detonated his explosives in a crowded café. nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack. iraq is being rocked by the deadliest and most sustained wave of violence in five years. a faulty tracks which is what mcf french railway company f believes caused a train to derail outside paris last night. at least six are dead and nine are now fighting for their lives after a packed train crashed into a plat on in the bin -- platform in the busy run-up to sunday's bastille day celebration. >> rescue crews worked through the night, checking the refuge of overturned carriages to see if any passengers were still trapped inside. officials have pledged to
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conduct three separate investigations into the cause of the accident. andfrench prime minister interior minister visited the site of the crash late on friday. >> it is impossible to provide any information today regarding andcause of this accident of this tragedy. >> the national rail company now says it suspects a faulty part in the switch may be to blame. the train was carrying around three hundred 85 passengers when it derailed and crashed into the kilometersut 20 south of paris. victims were stuck in the wreckage for hours before rescue workers could get them out. >> the train started shaking from side to side. the front topple over. >> i was half asleep. in the window next to me shattered, and there was glass everywhere. >> the driver reacted swiftly and managed to send an emergency
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alert just seconds after his train derailed. that halted all traffic in the area and prevented a collision with another train coming the other way. >> bhutan is holding the country's second ever demographic elections. the king plays a powerful role but introduced parliamentary democracy in 2008. the tiny country sandwiched between the giant india and china has opened up to the world in recent years after decades of isolation. television and the internet are now allowed. they were banned until 1999. when it comes to change, the country has one simple question -- will it make evil happy? -- will it make people happy? >> people in bhutan think differently. happiness is more than just any motion. it is the only country that has
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a gross national happiness index . her business may be called the happiness shop, but she, too, finds the concept of happiness hard to define. >> happiness is what you see. [laughter] say.'t know what to i'm so sorry. shall i call my daughter? in the southern himalayas between china and india. landscapes are breathtakingly beautiful. about 700,000 people live here. the way of life fosters mutual respect. here.have a lot of people we do not say too many bad things about each other. >> democracy is still in its
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early stages in bhutan. the country's first elections took place in 2008. people are still adapting to the new system, and politicians are keen not to associate change with unhappiness. we say we need change, it does not mean we are unhappy. when we say we need change, we need to see that the youth are given opportunities. >> is hoped that such opportunities will help reduce poverty. many people survive on the equivalent of just one or two euros a day. >> a baby boy is dead and eight other people are missing after a boat carrying asylum seekers sank near christmas island. a customs ship rescued 88 people. the refugees are believed to be from iran, sri lanka, and afghanistan. immigration officers took the prisoners -- the asylum-seekers. people were trampled
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at the running of the bulls in .amplona spain this morning 23 people are being treated in hospitals. two are in serious condition. this comes just days after an american and two spaniards were gored by the bulls. pakistanan and in tried to kill her because she dared to speak out in favor of education for girls. to thevived a bullet head, and now she is turning 16. on friday, she was invited to celebrate her birthday and deliver a speech at united nations headquarters in new york . she calls for a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism.
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>> sorry about that. the report was in german. we will have more about that story at the top of the hour. for now, a reward for german fans of the sport as well. the last german team to win the world title was audi back in 1984. comingdrought could be to an end. >> sebastian is in his element, racing through the countryside along unpaved roads and tracks. he is a master in calculating risks in real time. this job because we like the speed. we like the feeling we get when
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we go fast on such a small, narrow road. if you want to win, you have to be clever and be able to see when you have to push. >> he drives for volkswagen motorsport. the german carmaker only returned to rally in 2011 after two decades away from the sport. he has already won four races this season. >> it is good to see all the .ommitment of everybody we see a lot of process in our german way of working. everything has to be really checked a lot of time before that we put in the race. ofwhen he left at the end 2011, he took his copilots with him. in terms of horsepower, there's not much difference between the cars.
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>> in formula one, it looks like it would be different. the technology of the biggest importance, and if you do not have the best car, you cannot win. in reality, it is more about driving. >> he has a commanding lead in the championship. he's going to find it hard to shake off what he was so keen to avoid. back inuropean tour is the home of the sport this weekend for the scottish open, and fittingly, a scott leads the way. he is one shot ahead of the chasing pack. he shot consecutive rounds of 66 to go 12 under par. still, he only has one career win to his name. in cycling news now, a 14th stage of the tour de france is
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underway. it's the last stage before the tour hits the mountains. >> cavendish made his mark and a brilliant tactical maneuver, capped by a sprint to the finish to capture his second stage of this year's tour. stage with vicious crosswinds, and early on, the writers were separated into three distinctive groups. attacks on going as rival teams jockey. a few kilometers before the finish line, they upped the tempo. the former world champion settled into third position and then turned it up a notch to post his 25th career stage win. the overall leader simply could not keep up with the rest and
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to the thirdinute place. suddenly the 100th tour de france is shaping up to be a very exciting affair. >> now, just a quick look at some of the other stories making news around the world. through taiwan saturday morning leaving it least one person dead and 30 injured. torrential rain and landslides forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. the storm has now reached china. protestant parade in belfast turned violent on friday when marchers began throwing bricks and bottles at police blocking their path. officers used tear gas and water cannons to keep the protestants from entering a mainly catholic area. the annual marches in northern ireland are a flashpoint for
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sectarian violence between pro- british residents and catholics who want to reunite. that is it. you are up-to-date. more news at the top the top of the hour. don't go away. bikerss getting his ready for the journey ahead. first things first -- he chooses a flag bearer. meanwhile, i'm busy setting up my camera. i'm turning biker for a week for a fascinating trip from russia to germany and a journey into the history of the countries. the tour starts here in st. petersburg.
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in the mother of god cathedral downtown. i catch up with the congregation. the russian orthodox priest has a mission -- to visit the resting places of russian soldiers missing or killed in action during world war ii. this woman wants to find out what happened to her great uncle. he was last heard of in germany. she tells me that -- he tells me that he's frequently confronted with tales of suffering, drama, and ill fortune. "people tell me the most incredible war stories. they hope that i will find their relatives. when i look in their faces, i feel the great burden of responsibility that i carry," he
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says. for now, the priest is responsible for the 20 people who are going to accompany him to germany. half of them are bikers just like himself. the other half, members of his congregation -- men and women. the luggage is so tightly packed, he wonders whether they will be able to find anything. to reach the finnish border on time if they set off but it.m. -- 10:00 a.m., is a long trip. you never know. "the weather is great. i've never been to europe. it's exciting." "it will be fine." >> he is just surprised by his mother's goodbye. we will see each other again, he reassures her. bikers set off punctually. the sound of their departure is hard to ignore. petersburg -- st.
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svidanya, st. petersburg. the rides at the head of the convoy. five hours later, we reach helsinki. everything is going to plan. great.ther is the group is having great fun. we are all enjoying the baltic sea air. havee ferry to germany, we more than 24 hours to get to know each other better. vladimir says they might be bikers, but that they wanted to do something meaningful, not just drive around. "our grandfathers drove tanks to germany. we are writing motorbikes," he says. vladimir says his father was in a german concentration camp. "i'm dedicating the strip to
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him," he says. they are very hospitable. "i'm dedicating this trip to him," he says. they are very hospitable. they invite me to join them. has an official dining room and an informal one. many of the bikers are traveling to germany for very personal reasons. memories of world war ii are still very much alive in most families. "i was an only child," he tells us. "my father was a young man when he fought in the war. his worst experience was with a german tanker tank. he was badly wounded, but he survived, unlike his comrades. my father had to crawl over their dead aunties, which had been squashed by german panzers.
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my father's my legacy, the driving force to commemorate his fellow soldiers, them and millions of others who fell in the war. i want to say we have not forgotten you." arrival on german soil 68 years after the end of world war ii in a vastly changed country. itinerary, memorial sites, masquerades, military cemeteries, meetings with people who lived who those times. at hamburg, the large cemetery with mass war graves. >> let's go. i'm amazed. the russians visited german
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memorial sites first. it's a burial site that air raid victims killed in the firebombings of hamburg, well over 30,000 germans are buried here. these germans were not waging wars he says. the germans in this great victims themselves. they were not responsible for the war crimes of the german air force and hitler's army. they were simply people who were barbara sleep richard. not christian, you should repay evil with evil. i'm touched by the russian gesture and by the memorial, the sculpture with figures from greek mythology. their nakedness symbolizes the helplessness of the civilian victims.
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♪ i find the russian orthodox prayer for the dead deeply moving. i feel the sincerity of the russian christians and their morning for german war victims mourning forheir german war victims. after the group photo, we've moved on to russia in war graves. the biker is once more transformed into priests. in the russian part of the
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cemetery, he is going to pray for former prisoners of war, for forced laborers. ♪ almost 400 soviet citizens are buried here. under the stall in regime, they were decried as traders -- -- as traid for those who had to suffer twice over -- victims of the nazis and of soviet propaganda. "we should not forget that it was germans who brought the remains of soviet soldiers here and buried them, and it is germans who still look after
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these graves today. it is good that we are doing what our fellow russians have neglected to do -- our diplomats, our government. we are fulfilling an honorable mission by remembering the dead and the fallen who have unfortunately been forgotten by our russian homeland." over the next few days, we travel down country roads and hideaways, spending the night and camping sites or setting up our own camps. we travel through towns and villages that the red army once marched through. bavaria, a place associated with one of the worst crimes of the 20th century. the former site of a knotty concentration camp. -- not the -- nazi concentration camp.
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we visit what is left of the machinery of mass murder. the death row with barracks that were dubbed the laundry. inmates were forced to undress before being sent to their deaths in the crematorium next door. 85,000 innocent people were detained here. most were poles or russians. i feel a personal obligation to commemorate the victims at sites like these. my companions who have accompanied me on this remembrance tour will take these impressions with them.
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he says we should never let the memory of the war fade, and that is why it is important for my generation who did not experience the war, for me and the russian bikers, to come here .o a place which pains us vladimir says, "i'm very sad. i'm thinking about my grandfather who was taken to a concentration camp as a child. i do not even know which one. maybe it was here. how could they do that to him?" the russians joined together in song before starting back on .heir long journey home ♪
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