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well exclusive report from a destroyed city. in the science of fire starts. on t.w. . place . this is news live from berlin new zealand in mourning after a deadly attack on two mosques as christ church remembers the forty nine victims of friday's massacre the suspected gunman has appeared in court and has been charged with murder also coming up. bonfires police clashes and looting in the streets of paris as yellow as protesters demand change in the french
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capital it's a crucial moment for the protests which have now taken place for eighteen consecutive weekends. omarion evanston it's good to have you with us. less than twenty four hours after the mass shootings at two mosques in new zealand the suspected gunman has appeared in court and has been charged with murder the twenty eight year old australian man brenton tera and was remanded without a plea until his next court appearance which is scheduled for april fifth new zealand's prime minister just into our turn as promised the country's gun laws will change in light of the attack she's been reassuring muslim community leaders in christ church meeting personally with them the attack left forty nine people dead
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and injured dozens more. it's new zealand's worst ever peacetime mass killing and the community of christ church is struggling to process the events they were supposed to be safe in a country that prides itself on being welcoming and inclusive but the massacres at two of their places of worship have stunned the people of christchurch it really hit home because i used to go to that mosque rights to play being used to hang out there with my friends and stop so seeing that something like this is happening and it was to them via radio that we we flow islamophobia and racism and xenophobia is something just something to happen in america happening but it's here and it is dangerous this center is providing information and psychological support to friends and relatives who still don't know the fate of their loved ones. is one of those awaiting news she says the attacks will change new zealand forever. i think tank is
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the new delhi gathering to be. more spit on the focus is on the a community and the seas and i believe these are some secluded down to the bone the authorities here are still on high alert this is one of the two mosques where dozens were murdered as they met to pray on friday afternoon. as you can see the area has been heavily cordoned off and authorities have warned other mosques to keep their doors closed as investigations are under way but you can also see from the number of people here how deeply this is upset the local community in a city that is usually a quiet and peaceful place i spoke to people who told me they cried all night unable to believe that something like this could happen in new zealand. but a police warning for people to stay inside couldn't keep these residents of christ church from paying their respects to the muslim victims at a makeshift memorial. concert we're here. on partly from the muslim
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community for the better for the site here but we want to. show that we support them this is a city where people tend to get there will be in three places to give their like this just just feels so far from the city that i know today christ church is in mourning and doubling down on its values as a multi-cultural society. let's get the latest now from new zealand and for that we're joined by journalist peter mckenzie who's in the capital wellington hello to you peter so it's an unspeakably horrific attack how is the country coping a day later. the only reaction. devastation it was just a really struggling to understand what this means for a country to really understand the nature of the events that just yesterday as it's a really troubling time the country well especially in light of the fact that new
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zealand is known as a very peaceful place a very open place it's also quite small just five million people live in new zealand just how widespread is racism in the country. well you're totally right this is a smaller a peace loving country and that's the reason why we were targeted. explicitly stated that he wanted to make a big a stash splash by targeting a country that has a strong record of of safety and peace with us and that's what makes it all the more despicable the attack really shows that our vision of ourselves as a peace loving country has really obscured growing islamophobia and pockets of new zealand and that's really come out in that the schools threatening to have him there is being commentary from our race relations commission discussing just the deeply ingrained islamophobia this people of muslim people who are muslim have to suffer on a daily basis here in new zealand and that's something that you don't is really
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going to have to confront over the coming days and ways. well it's said that the high number of casualties was a result of the type of weapons that were used in this attack and now the prime minister of new zealand says she's looking at actually tightening gun control laws what needs to happen. well the last time i got a lot was significantly strengthened it was. the last major mass shooting in new zealand which was nine hundred ninety nine while a mascot and since the heart from a few minor changes our gun laws are very stated so at the moment we don't have a registry of all the different far as that exists new zealand making it really quite difficult tracking those. who runs walks and we also are allowed the position of some sunni automatic reforms which with some small modifications can be turned into the kinds of weapons that the shooter used in that horrific massacre so those
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are the two kind of main issues that look lighter on the table for governor former coming weeks as prime minister a signal that she's came to look into this issue senior policymakers expressed a lot of eagerness and the police minister has a record of engaging in this issue and pushing for government forms that really looks like. journalists peter mckenzie talking to us from new zealand capital wellington thanks for your reporting. well let's talk a bit more now about the main suspect in the new zealand attack and to try and understand his motives for that i'm joined by rafael buss song he's an expert on terrorism and crisis management at the german institute for international security affairs rafael thanks for being here so what can you tell us about the background of the main suspect brant terance and his possible motives well that's known so far is that he describes himself as a straightforward working class man who didn't go to university apparently he
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worked as a fitness trainer and that's basically it and i think we have to give some time to the investigation of the court case to unveil more about his real back or whether there is a particular personal crisis or other event that pushed him towards this extremism well one of the things that was mentioned by the prime minister of new zealand was that this man had traveled around the world do we know if he had any links to white supremacist or far right movements elsewhere well it is only an offense though and these are the things that we have to go on but that's of course something that we first have to test whether it's true so in his own money fast so he talks about having traveled to europe in the mid two thousand tens and that having influenced him particularly going to france i also saw that there is are apparently now some hint that he might have been in the balkans where there's also entrenched extremist scene and also his weapons were sort of engraved writings referring to battles in the balkans and some of this kind of right wing network so
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this is credible but again that needs to be corroborated by an independent investigation and we need some time well you know in the wake of horrible attacks like this i think there's often this desire on the part of the public to do something to take some sort of action now we're hearing talk of perhaps changing gun laws in new zealand from the kind of security management perspective would that . how would that prevent future attacks such as this where there is no full security or guarantee against attacks so changing gun laws now may not be the solution to everything but in principle yes it is always a good thing from a terrorist counterterrorist distractive to restrict the access to weapons it has to be said actually that apparently the perpetrator and to spate of this it actually hopes that this would create a counter-movement a peak in the u.s. so it's a kind of a strange game off what the attacker really wants but i think the more important
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thing here is now to really realize that's the more the biggest thing not just because even that right wing terrorism is a strategic threat and that we really need to reorient more resources from jihadist terrorism which remains very serious also to the transnational threat all right rafael but some from the german institute for international and security affairs we thank you for that. let's get you up to speed now and some of the other stories making news around the world more than two thousand people in malaysia have fallen ill after toxic waste was dumped into the kim kim river in the city of johor authorities ordered the closure of more than one hundred schools due to dangerous toxic fumes many of those affected are children three men have been arrested in connection with the illegal dumping. italian prosecutors are launching a murder probe into the death of a witness in the under age prostitution trial against silvio berlusconi the witness
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a man if a deal had revealed damning details about parties that the former prime minister used to hold. was acquitted on appeal before her death a deal had spoken of poisoning fears. u.s. president donald trump has vetoed a measure from congress revoking his declaration of a national emergency at the us mexico border it's the first veto of his presidency congress will now need a two thirds majority in both chambers to override him which is unlikely to happen there's. to paris now where police have again been firing tear gas and water cannon as the yellow bus protesters ignited fires and ransacked shops there the most violent street clashes in paris since december of last year and now the fourth month of demonstrations by a loose coalition of activists unions and citizens they're angry with french president of manama kron and his policies protesters accuse him of forgetting about
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ordinary people and instead favoring prentiss elite. well journalist john laurenson joins us now from paris so john what can you tell us about the current situation in the french capital. right now they're fighting very close to the. large armored vehicles belonging to john donnelly taken position. about an hour ago fire fighters managed to get under control quite serious fire that was started by a black. exchange. protesters very well organized. a woman would have baby had to be evacuated by firemen from the second floor of
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that building just before the. demonstrators. ransacked. the famous cafe. made famous by. celebrating his election victory. seven days are much. different. story very briefly. attacked. and they were looted by some elements of the. well john it seems that the obvious target of these protesters are the the luxury shops what message are these protesters trying to send what do they want to achieve with these violent protests. well it made it difficult to tell you because.
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you know there. are very very different and often very. current but i think the reason why this. forum today if you. are right it seems like we have lost the connection with journalist john laurenson who was reporting from paris we'll see if we can get back to him later on all right let's get you some sports news now and golfer rory mcilroy produced a late charge to take a share of the lead at the halfway point of the players' championship the tournament is considered golf's most important outside the four majors the kilroy fired three birdies and an eagle on the back nine of his second round at sawgrass that saw him go three shots clear of the rest of the field alongside england's
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tommy fleetwood continuing his fine recent form in five tournaments so far this year mcilroy hasn't finished worse than six. all right you're up to date now on d w news will have another update for you at the top of the hour stay tuned for d w reporter that's up next after a short break omarion evans dean thanks for watching. burress. home. of special. forces to. you those are big changes and most start with small steps and became a little want to do is tell stories of could you just people in the think it's jerks around the world. is that.


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