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biala guest. this is d w news from berlin more carnage in kabul another terrorist attack hits the afghan capital at least eleven soldiers were killed as suicide bombers and gunman strike a military academy in kabul so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility also coming up the german all the industries white washing of dirty diesel a shocking report reveals that car makers funded emissions test exposing people and
monkeys to dangerous fumes with the goal of telling the public that diesel is clean and. prices and politics at this year's grammy awards in new york as female musicians confront sexual harassment in the recording industry but the nine belong to bruno mars who took home six grand. i'm going to have you with us tonight afghanistan is reeling from yet another terrorist attack suicide bombers and gunmen targeted a military academy in the capital kabul killing at least eleven soldiers so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility it's the third terror incident in this city in just one week and it's part of
a wave of deadly violence which also when the. there's no escaping the military presence on the streets of kabul for the third time within days attackers have killed victims in the afghan capital this time the target was the army itself militants including suicide bombers stormed a battalion near the marshall funny military academy and began an onslaught afghans are turning their fury on the government. look at what's happening to this nation you're not able to control the current situation it's better that the security ministers resign what's kind of government at ministry is this you're not even able to secure the city. the afghan defense ministry says two gunmen were killed in the exchange of fire and two others died off to detonating the suicide vests one of the was arrested now people want to know how the attacks keep happening in
a city already on to tighten security measures. i'm joined now here at the big table by our correspondents painters munshi is an expert on terrorism in south asia and she has worked for many years you may know as a correspondent in afghanistan it's good to have you here on the show so let's talk about kabul why are we seeing such a big surge in violence. well the only logic to this war seems escalation the tit for tat policy we see an increase of asked trikes for instance of drone strikes in the countryside and that means you have to react somewhere if you will from the posing side let it be taliban that it is fly mixtape so that brings people to kabul because if you manage to you know harm government they are that's most visible to everyone to international media to you know afghan people that's why you can really cause carnage and damage and the thing that's one of the reasons and the other one
i may add here is that's what a lot of analysts say. we see at the same time the united states pressuring pakistan when might just be a coincidence in time but you know the moment the pressure grew in that precise moment we also see an uptick in violence in afghanistan and you know you mentioned islamic state and the taliban they have been responsible for you know these three incidents we've seen in the last week does that mean anything because usually we talk about the taliban in afghanistan and now islamic state is playing a greater role or at least it seems to be what has been on the ground in afghanistan pretty much as a solid force since two thousand and fifteen growing so at the beginning a lot of people said it's disgruntled members from the pakistani taliban being pushed over the border then also just granted members of the afghan taliban alliances in afghanistan are very fluid have been over a period of nearly four years a decade so yes you have two forces on the ground competing but they do have
a common enemy which is united states which is the western alliance which is the afghan government do you see the possibility and you know you have to look into your crystal ball but do you see a possibility maybe of islamic state until they wanted some point. merging or if not merging at least learning to co-exist maybe a sim b.o.'s is there a positive coexistence i mean you see them fighting each other especially in eastern afghanistan which is the stronghold of the islamic state a country you see them marching because the afghan taliban a pretty much nationalistic in its outlook they're really focused on afghanistan why the i.a.s. of course with the whole idea of a caliphate has a much broader approach and much bigger international appeal they want to strike abroad as well they're not you know exclusively focusing on afghanistan as do the taliban what does all of this mean for president musharraf's go unused government and just the basic security of the country well i think is really against the wall
with respect you know his eye. government is disintegrating there's a lot of infighting war mongering you know amongst his own rings he has fired the one of the most powerful governess in northern but province in december that guy govern not just president gandhi you know if he concept of the capital how can you possibly secure the entire country so i mean there are many elections planned for june let's see what happens there might still be called off if this wave of what violence continues between now and june the maternity in afghanistan anywhere so it isn't as always good to have you on the shore thank you. here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world observers does say at least sixteen civilians have been killed in government airstrikes on syria's lived province and that brings the death toll to some thirty three people since sunday it
libya is the only province in syria under the control of opposition forces government troops have been making advances in recent weeks israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is in moscow for talks with russian president vladimir putin the two were expected to discuss israel's concerns about an expansion of iran's military involvement in syria russia has close relations with both countries thousands of people have reportedly been left homeless following a fire at a slum in kenya's capital nairobi the blaze at the gotta slum broke out sunday evening at least four people are believed to have done. and meeting in brussels the e.u. ministers have agreed to offer the united kingdom a twenty one month transition period after it leaves the e.u. next year officials say the u.k. will keep its status quo e.u. membership during that period but will not have a vote. here in germany there is public outrage tonight at the latest
installment of the dirty diesel gate scandal german car makers are facing allegations that they paid for toxic emissions tests on monkeys and humans now the aim was reportedly to give diesel a good name again and to secure valuable tax breaks it clearly backfired. here at the university clinic and in two thousand and thirteen and fourteen a group of twenty five healthy people were made to inhale nitrogen dioxide in varying concentrations over periods of hours several times a week manufacturers' wanted to use the tests to determine exactly how dangerous nitrogen dioxide was to humans the tests were commissioned by the european research organization for environment and health and financed by german car makers v.w. b.m.w. and german pot supplier bosch the study was supposed to be conducted under the
cover that they were to be no negative effects on the human subjects but the methods which have now been revealed have let loose a wave of indignation. it's absolutely understandable that people are outraged that tests on monkeys and even on human beings cannot be ethically justified. that amounts to nothing more than hot air according to environmental organizations they say the german government has been in bed with the automotive lobby for years. mrs merkel is really the first chancellor and she even fights in brussels to make sure that emissions regulations are less strict and if possible not controlled. and it seems there were no controls at volkswagen either the supervisory board says it knew nothing about the studies and is now threatening consequences. to complex complex is reprehensible ethically morally and in that sense i think b.w.
will have to hold the employees who are responsible for this accountable so they can shift. these revelations will deliver another blow to the german car industry's image. for opening the skies over africa by making them affordable african union leaders have announced plans for cheaper air travel across the continent more than forty leaders. from across africa meeting at the summit in the ethiopian capital addis ababa said that they hope that the plans to liberalize the air market will give more access between african states and that it will promote trade and investments the fight against corruption has also been high on the agenda at that meeting. correspondent catherine on one go has been following that summit in addis ababa for us earlier we asked her what exactly the participants have agreed upon. well apart from the single aspace market they have also union rather
than depending on the u.s. and the e.u. funding as you know right now the funding or the budget back of union is funded seventy four percent by. today by the european union and by the united united states so what they are the looking at is trying to move away from that and there seems to be some consensus but then we also saw discussions over the dispute over the not what if the opiah is building a dam on the nile and that could affect the water supply into egypt so we've seen this these countries hoping to find an agreement by the end of next month to to dissolve that particular dispute and see how both countries can coexist. and that was g.w.'s catherine i'm wondering speaking to us earlier as well the stars of the music business were out in force in new york for the annual grammy awards the surprise winner of the night was bruno mars who beat tough competition the whites and jay z.
and kendrick lamar to take home six zero billboards but music wasn't the only item on the bill following the lead of the golden globes many participants and attendees wore white robes as a visible show of solidarity with the men to end times of movements confronting sexual misconduct in show business. bruno swept the grammys this year with six wins including record and album of the year for twenty four k. magic and so on with the if that's what i like he gave a heartfelt speech as he accepted his award and you know those songs were written with nothing but joy and one reason and for one reason only and that's love and that's all i wanted to bring with this album hopefully i can feel that again and see everybody did sing and everybody moving but his mom's went into orbit rapper's kendrick lamar and jay z. were left down on earth leaving the hip hop community without a win in the coveted album of the year award the man had to take consolation in just five prices for his album down and single humble but this year music wasn't
the only thing sent to stage with sexual misconduct allegations rocking other areas of the entertainment business music industry figures showed solidarity for the times up and me two campaigns by wearing white roses and pulp sing a catcher who has spoken out about being a survivor of sexual abuse herself delivered her powerful ballad praying. sing a gentleman a gave a rousing speech that pulled no punches silence us we offer you to our times. we say times that propel you know quality time's up for discrimination time's up for harassment of any kind and time's up for the abuse of power because you see it's not just going on in hollywood it's not just going on in washington it's right here in our industry where these grammys were all about women raising their voices
to call time on sexual abuse. or time now for some sports spain or the new european handball champions in the final in zagreb croatia spaniards between twenty nine to twenty three this game navy has got off to a better start. with a strong performance from goalkeeper. and fast counterattacks but spain stayed composed changing up their attack and were only two goals behind it have time then the experience spaniards they turned the magic around with a sharp passing attack and outstanding work from their keeper arabic after losing four previous finals spain where finally the european handball champions. congratulations to them here is a reminder the top story we're following for you at least eleven afghan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military academy in kabul so-called islamic state has claimed responsibility this marks the third major attack in this city in less than
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