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four mornings. this is deja vu news live from berlin two people shot dead at the largest protests in iran since two thousand and nine students clashed with police in the capital tehran of protesters take their anger to the streets in several other says he's also coming up. tight security measures to here in berlin and other german says
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he's for new year's eve celebrations after the mosque sexual assaults and twenty fifteen we ask women if they feel safe. and former world number one and two well they're up and coming star is what those twenty is even hold in store for german tennis. donna welcome to the program two people have been killed in the western iranian city of protests across the country says officials have denied security forces were responsible and said they mean foreign agents both unconfirmed social media reports say please show off the protesters state officials have warned that those stoking disorder will post pay the price. protests against unemployment inflation and
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corruption went into the third day in several cities across iran the capital tehran saw burning bins on a burning building. at the gates of the university hundreds of students and others clashed with riot police. earlier state television finally reported the demonstrations that have been spreading over the last few days the newsreader blamed what she called hostile websites an alien media for stirring up just as his faction called the protests illegal state television showed a peaceful demonstration but there were clashes earlier with police in the western city of come on show. the government does not like support tens of thousands of iranians took part in rallies planned for weeks they commemorate pro-government demonstrations eight years ago that put an end to unrest following a disputed election rallies were shuttled in more than one thousand two hundred locations on saturday but some supporters did acknowledge that there were valid reasons to protest and what people are protesting because they are under economic
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pressure the government must be responsive in the face of rising inflation and economic hardships. to get them out of it and the people have protested against inflation and other problems but that doesn't show that people have turned on each other or are against the ruling says time and the leadership. security police are everywhere in the islamic republic so open political protest is rare but this crowd in the port of banda shouted we don't want a clerical regime that suggests that what began as frustration over unemployment inflation and corruption has become something more revolutionary. for more we're joined by iranian journalists aides come on the day gun he's at the guardian newspaper in london say they you have been monitoring the situation what is the latest that you're hearing. i mean last night the demonstrations became bigger in provinces a lot of people went out in the streets in different cities across iran and what is
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interesting about this new wave of protests in iran is that it's not focused in tehran the capital you know when we compare it to the two thousand and nine quarters for example it's mainly happening in the provinces and of course there are some of the there were some clashes in some cities and in the last on province in a city of beirut as you mentioned two people were killed and there were no videos of the moment they were killed posted online if art is in iran today you know that they were not killed by the anti-riot police they were killed they blamed their deaths on you know foreign intelligence services and three groups. but. it's too soon to say. how the handling of the rain enough art is last night was heavy handed or not but there appears to be only does limited in the reports of deaths so far so there's a lot of limited reporting coming out of iran right now most of the images in fact
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of the protests have been coming out to social media however there are reports of a media clamp down are authorities stemming the flow of information which you say. they are you know there were disruptions in the telephone communications last night people didn't have good internet access our times there in town like this were completely cut off i mean so i mean it's difficult to say that everything has been cut out because people are certain line they're posting videos you're sending messages but the internet to speed has slowed down they are having problems with you know accessing the telegram messaging up for example because in iran unlike in europe we're faced with is quite cheaters quite popular in iran is the telegram which is very popular almost used by one in four iranians use telegram and what was interesting last night was that telegram on the request of iran in authority was shot down a very popular channel for example called news mission iranians claimed was
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inciting violence. so u.s. president donald trump has he said that the world is watching the actions of the iranian regime is the real uranian government at this point worry debased pressure from the international community. i mean. of course iranian authorities have always had the suspicion that the u.s. wants regime change in iran you know sometimes under describing our station in washington they've been very blunt about it but they want regime change in iran so there is no i mean of course what trump said is not going to go down well among the authorities in iran i have to say from my understanding from what i see iranians themselves by large also do not approve of the policies of trauma who impose a travel ban on all iranians a blanket travel ban on all iranians. but of course these are difficult times for iran in the far this is a big challenge for damn for the president rouhani was imperent iran as the president is the biggest challenge to the iranian leadership since two thousand and
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nine from the chance the chant of last night that they were deaf to hominid supreme leader such chance such an act of resistance is quite rare inside iran the road images are arch a lot harmony was for example taken down from the streets of tehran not a city at least so these are interesting times that was the update there from the arranger in the state thank you for that. in syria dramatic footage has emerged purporting to show the immediate aftermath of an airstrike on a building the attack targeting a northeastern suburb of damascus the u.n. estimates four hundred thousand civilians have been under siege by assad regime forces in the area some of the pictures in this reports are of a graphic nature. yes and. squeezing dion into a tiny gap beneath a collapsed building and. smita. a
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child's cries heard faintly through the rubble. only a small hand reaches out from the dock notice. about all five of the heart of the have. is legal arguable but step three blocks the way. forward but. only by. finally that little girl is free and i mean look it looks like it but. i don't want to quit still. not really hungry i think we're just like success in the thought of walking out of our oh oh oh oh. oh oh oh oh that anybody around the. only bonnet on she is not the only child to be rescued. there's an anxious
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wait as more a pool that from the heap of concrete. war the war. who. has the children to carry to safety the bombardment rumbles on. the. more danger is never far away war. that is some of the other stories making news around the worlds. liberian president elect george has promised to tackle corruption in the country and his first speech since winning the election he also declared liberia was open for investment victory marks the first ever good transfer of power in the country and over seventy years.
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at least one person has been injured in an apartment fire in the northern english they see of manchester authorities say that the blaze began on the building's ninth floor it calms six months after a massive fire us in london tower block killed seventy one people. at least thirty people have been killed and sixteen injured in a bus crash in central kenya police say a both and a larry collided on a dangerous stretch of highway close to new kourou town dozens of people have died on the race just this month alone. well here in germany preparations are under way for new year's eve celebrations and in berlin tight security measures are being put in place at brandenburg gate where the main festivities will take place the finishing touches on preparations for new year's eve in berlin the brandenburg gate is getting ready to host hundreds of thousands of people a massive party and an even bigger security concern. of course there will be
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police at the event especially outside as well as five hundred security personnel. we have strict admission policies will be checking all visitors and their bags and no fireworks glass bottles large bags or suitcases will be allowed and there will be concrete poles outside the event as well as vehicle road blocks. and. the blocks are to prevent truck attacks like the one on a christmas market at brightside plots last year but another major concern is women's safety during the celebrations. for the first time organizers in berlin are setting up a place for women to seek help at attention run by the german red cross volunteers will be on hand to help anyone who has been sexually assaulted or just needs a place of refuge celebrations are also planned at the cologne cathedral near the city's main train station this is where hundreds of women were assaulted or robbed
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on new year's eve two years ago many of the suspects were recent immigrants or asylum seekers fueling criticism of chancellor angela merkel's decision to let more than a million migrants into germany. but after the massive salts in cologne do women feel less safe. i'm not the kind of person to be afraid and so honestly i haven't really thought about it i won't be at the cologne cathedral but i live in cologne and i go out at night without any worries. because i'm not worried about it i think there are enough security measures after what happened. yeah i don't know something should be done about this but i think it's clear that you won't be safe anywhere germany isn't taking any chances it's beefing up security with more police on the streets and video surveillance cameras hoping to usher in a happy and peaceful new year. the central japanese ten of
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takayama is known for its unique ritual that sets the new year off with a bracing start guided by a shinto priest these brave men and women are taking part in a purification ceremony clothed only in a thin club cotton they keep warm picturing themselves as robots ready to set off a journey into the new year begins with the day into a freezing cold river and a prayer for good health. tennis fans know that the new year brings the first major tournament of the season that's the australian open germany's angela care one s and twenty sixteen but her star has fallen dramatically here in germany newcomer you've. taken over the number one spot and she nearly broke into the world top ten this year alexandre is already there on the men's side and he has his sights set on his first grand slam title
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here's more on the stars of german tennis. it was a year to forget for angelica she started twenty seventeen as it was number one but slid down the w t a rankings after some dismount performances on the way up is alexander tzfat have germany's shooting star won five titles and defeated roger federer and novak djokovic his grand slam performances went as spectacular but he finished twenty seventeen as what number four. looking at his ranking you expect to see him always reach semifinals he has to show in china and the second year is always tough. for you here twenty seventeen was a tennis year to remember she even received praise from a idol steffi graf after becoming germany's number one female player following a slow start to the year this one two titles the first silverware since twenty eleven. i think the heat was an eventful year for me and there were some close defeats and some very big ones i lost games at the french open and wimbledon
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despite having match point but i came away stronger i want to tournaments it's great when you can achieve that after such a long season. the pressure is on put to any team can span i've become world number one will curb side and bounce back to our best. isn't under quite so much pressure she has the chance to stop the new year with a bang on january first at the espy classic in auckland. that's in israel join us again at the top of the air or check with others on our website. isn't germany is a strong country. that we have achieved so much we can do this and if something him to resign we must overcome it in the.


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