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for the mountains of georgia it's good to see. this is v.w. news alive from birth laying a cord in cambodia delivers a historic ruling forty years after committing their crimes to leaders of the brutal kember groups are found guilty of genocide nearly two million people died during the regimes of brain of terror. also coming up we need a man who lost everything in the blaze that destroyed paradise he of thousands more
are returning home as firefighters break northern california's wildfires under control and germany's chancellor angela merkel faces her critics in cabinet she faces some tough questions from residents at a public meeting three months after an explosion of racist violence that shook the city. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program we start tonight with a story of justice finally delivered almost forty years late for the first time a u.n. backed court in the capital of cambodia phnom penh has found two leaders of the camera rouge regime in the one nine hundred seventy s. guilty of genocide the defendants presided over the murder of around two million people a quarter of kemba u.s. population they're already serving life sentences. for crimes against humanity.
for the victims it's a long awaited moment to form. and cure some fun a sentenced to life in prison for genocide by a un back court the home of the high priest i.e. the chamber has considered the gravity of the crimes including the brutality the number and the vulnerability of the victims for which the accused have been convicted yet. these two men are the last surviving leaders of the term average yet they are already serving life sentences for crimes against humanity but this new verdict was a landmark ruling for the first time it says that the crimes against vietnamese and child minorities amounted to genocide. the commercial rouge talking to them for eradication nearly all the vietnamese were either expelled or murdered. these judgments goes beyond. international responsibility.
today's judgment also justice for the thinking was it was not just the minorities who suffered the commit rouge on those leader part thought to create a communist utopia by forcibly moving people from the cities to the countryside nearly two million cambodians died from overwork starvation and mass execution during its reign of terror from one hundred seventy five to nine hundred seventy nine. museums the memorials detail the sheer horror of the past a past that lingers. they deserve to get to sentence because they committed such be crimes the rest of my family members were killed i'm the only child who survived that regime. with the perpetrators convicted of genocide. to survivors can finally hope to find closure. and award winning journalist elizabeth bakker testified at trial she told us of her experiences of cambodia under pol pot.
i saw a country that was emptied of society i lived there during the war and was shocked the streets were empty the people were gone there were no markets there was no life there was no gotos were empty shops were closed schools were closed there was no music there is nothing and then you go into the country to the labor camps and i was under serious government guard so they didn't let me poke around any more than allowed but it was what was missing that was so horrible the people were living in work camps they did not look good and i was shown what was supposed to be a model camps still once they were all the c'mere were overthrown i was shocked and horrified by all that was hidden from me the torture centers killing fields. now the record is straight there was witnesses corroborating every aspect of the
starvation there in forced labor the rapes the forced marriages the the the murder it's all on the record now and that's a that's an incredible record. and that was elizabeth bakker now let's get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world c.n.n. reporter jim acosta has had his press credentials restored after a federal judge ordered the trumpet ministration to reinstate them acosta was banned last week after clashing with the president during a press conference c.n.n. sued the government claiming press freedom had been violated. at least forty two people have been killed in a bus accident in zimbabwe twenty others were injured some with severe burns police have not given details but local media are reporting that a gas cylinder explosion may be the cause of the bus was reportedly traveling to neighboring south africa the incident follows another deadly bus accident in zimbabwe last week when fifty people were killed in
a collision. and i comic swimming pool painting by british legend david hockney has sold for ninety point three million dollars in new york the winning bid at christie's auction house set a new record for a living artist's hocking painted the work called portrait of an artist pool with two figures in one thousand nine hundred seventy two. the number of people missing in northern california as wildfire has risen to more than six hundred not least sixty are dead firefighters have managed to contain most of the blaze and thousands of people are beginning to return to their communities often to find all their possessions reduced to ashes. the looks right to lose everything. hair i hope you're quick that's all i can say. hold my yosh
words can't describe it. words can't describe it. and how can they when you're left with is the clothes on your back everywhere signs of a life well lived now all gone. the base home one of more than six thousand destroyed in a town named paradise. the epicenter of california's deadliest ever wildfire for jonathan clarke there's another reason to come back here his brother is missing. we're still trying or do whatever it takes all he's found. dead or alive that's just what clark still we look out for each other so. so many people
here were caught by surprise when high winds fans the deadly flames through that town now authorities simply can't be sure how many human remains alive beneath the ash the sheer chaos of what's happened in neighborhoods like these distorting the numbers. are watching the standard there are a lot of people this is worse than we're finding that a lot of people don't know that we're looking for them and that is why we're aleutian as well as. firefighters are still trying to contain the camp fire one of three wildfires raging in california this one is said to be forty percent under control but it will take two more weeks to put south is completely. in germany now german chancellor angela merkel has faced some tough questioning on a visit to cabinet's a city shaken by an explosion of racist violence back in august it was sparked by
a man being stabbed to death allegedly by a migrant from syria merkel was hoping that a meeting with kevin its residents was defuse some of the tension but when members of the audience had their chance to speak the mood was not always cordial. the first questioner played on merkel's famous saying we'll get through this in response to the massive influx of migrants in twenty fifty seven point was to find an answer to the chaos that's won't us in germany when you said we'll get through this and after two years you still said you didn't know what you'd done wrong give me a break so hard to. not go do their best to calm angry questioners. back then i said we've gotten through so much in germany we'll get through this too. but what kind of a chance or would i have been if when faced with a challenge i didn't say that. often that merkel's day began in far more
relaxed fashion when she visited a successful local basketball team the intended message was that ken that says a lot going for it but people out in the street questioned why it had taken macko months after the killing of daniel h. to visit the city. i think that's i don't know what she wants for the christmas market it's too early for what happened it's too late. since the tragic incident far right groups have held regular demonstrations on the streets of kemet creating an atmosphere of intimidation and threats against foreigners. inside the q. and a session audience members were putting the chancellor to the test. when are you going to resign but. i told you and all of germany citizens that i've been elected for this legislative period. to appeal to by the way we're both wearing germany's national colors. thirty knots and i have and i'm
prepared to service chancellor until the end of this legislative period. of councilman also. far right groups called for protests outside the auditorium where the town meeting was held but crowds were small. and d.-w. chief political editor make a local for her is traveling with the chancellor and candidates make ala why did merkel come and why it's so late to candidates. well that actually was the very first question why did she come and see basically said she wanted to come here she wanted to listen she was also a very well aware of the criticism that came from none other than the mayor here that she came too late and she said she didn't want to come as everybody was all the emotions were running high here of course many argue that's exactly when she
should have come. either way she was here today and she did face as we saw some very tough questions indeed what do you make of the way that she responded to those tough questions. well she clearly was intent on listening and on staying very calm as we saw she wouldn't be provoked but it was quite clear that she had to explain time and time again those famous partly infamous quotes like we will make it but also i wouldn't have done anything different that's what she said after her conservative c.d.u. party lost almost nine percent in those last elections that was basically thrown at her and she was really struggling to explain it because she was clearly a bit surprised that she was so misunderstood when she was asked about this from this we can make as she started explaining her very broad strategy on how to avoid the causes of migration reaching into africa strategy as well so she was very
academic in answering slightly above the head actually of many people who really wanted an answer of how can you promise something that we have to fulfill in the end so she was talking about pasties audience there as well but clearly she also herself came to the conclusion that maybe she should have listened more before that there should have been more such dialogues before meaning of course just after twenty fifteen and the people of canada they're sending her a signal because we understand that there have been more right wing demonstrations today what have you been observing them hammer. yes those right wing demonstrations were very loud so they were chanting the usual merkel will stick nothing has to go we are the majority is something they shouted which i thought was rather interesting given the fact that there were about three hundred so you know more than four hundred demonstrators out on the streets but making a lot of noise and i think that is rather symbolic also of talking about citizens
who don't come out in force to really demonstrate that they are against this right extremism and particularly being instrumental ised by them and that's something where the german chancellor to encourage the people here in kenya it's not to get depressed about the whole situation but be proud and really show who they are and the positive aspects of chemists but make no mistake this is a city that has seen repeated right wing demonstrations and feels terrorized also by the label of being potentially far to the right. now our chief political editor traveling with the chancellor angela merkel in cannes nets thank you so much for your reporting. and with that you're up to date now on news i'm sorry kelly in berlin don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock that's on our website it's at g.w.
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