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generation ends it. malaria must. millions. this is news why but from berlin tonight inside the united states the battle over abortion erupts again women's rights advocates in the u.s. state of alabama condemning a new law that makes abortions a crime supporters say it's just the beginning designed to overturn women's reproductive rights are crossed the entire country also coming up tonight tackling
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extremism on social media the leaders of france and new zealand urging tech giants to do more 2 months after a white supremacist massacred dozens in christ church in light streamed it on facebook and sudan's army the opposition agreed to a 3 year transition period to democracy a civilian government has been one of the protesters key demands after the ousting of former president omar al bashir last month also coming up tonight pregnancy for hire to make ends meet you look says seriously business where women are petite thousands of euros to give birth for couples in western europe. i bring to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome we begin tonight in the
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united states pro-choice groups there are protesting after lawmakers in the state of alabama approved the country's tough. abortion while the state senate voted $25.00 to $6.00 to outlaw abortion at any point and under any circumstances including rape and incest the only exception will be if the mother's life is in danger the controversial bill will now go to the state governor to be signed into law. and motions were running high both outside the alabama legislature with pro abortion activists rallying against the bill and inside the state senate where lawmakers in gauged in fierce debate. about why you all want to control our bodies. would never ever know and i know that many of you have daughters mr wagner conservative legislators say this is about more than the law in alabama they
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want to see abortion banned in white. in an explicit interview with g w a pro-life representative explain time despite resistance from women affected by pro-life activists to overturn the 1973 supreme court ruling that legalized women's right to choose this legislation is all about the baby i think know some of it and so the focus of this bill certainly is on the child will make its way up to the supreme court where we can revisit roe v wade and place a wall places in jurisprudence of the united states understanding that science and technology has been clear about that there is in fact a life in the womb that life ought to be protected the alabama bill bans abortions at every stage of pregnancy unless a woman's life is in danger an amendment to allow exceptions in cases of rape and incest was voted down by doctors who perform the procedure could face up to 1009
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years in prison it's the latest in a wave of attempts by states to impose new abortion restrictions last week georgia governor brian kemp followed kentucky mississippi and ohio in signing a bill that criminalizes abortions performed after 6 weeks with republicans in control of most state legislatures and an increasingly conservative judiciary pro-choice activists face an uphill battle to maintain abortion rights one nearly 50 years ago. this is a procedure that is times in the united states let's go to washington bureau chief alexander phenomena she's following this story for us good evening to you alexandra i mean you have been talking to pro wife campaigners i mean this law in alabama is in direct violation of federal law how are they justified. well there are saying that they strongly believe that life begins and ends at conception and that this life the life of an unborn baby has to be protected and
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they say that even it is considered a constitutional right for a woman to have an abortion they believe that in the boston isn't murder and for that there are convinced that doctors performing this procedure have to be church with a felony and that even the women who wants to have an abortion have to be prosecuted so that's their position and now they are hoping and seeing this bill and alabama as a huge win for their position hoping that that eventually the supreme court has to deal with that and that the supreme court eventually will overturn the law and tomorrow carolled v wade decision that's made abortion across the united states' legal oh xander. alabama soon to be 4 women the 4 female senators all voted against this all of these senators who voted for it were
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minute it now goes to the governor of alabama who is a woman will she saw in this bill into law. well she's a woman that's true but she's also known as a very conservative republican she's been known as a. outspoken supporter for the off the pro-life movement she has said that she wants to see the final version of the bill and then she will decide however she is likely to sign this bill into law but we have to say that even then it is unlikely that this legislation will become a plea because human rights activist activist groups have already announced that they are going to challenge this legislation in the courts and we heard today from the sponsors of this legislation the. for it to trigger a legal battle that will go all the way to the supreme court to overturn roe v wade kinnick succeed. that's certainly what they hope for
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they feel emboldened by the president president strums anti-abortion agenda by the fact that he has appointed to a very conservative judges at the supreme court were to cover not just one of them and he pos writings before being appointed he suggested that he would permit the governments to more strictly regular that regulate abortion so the pro-life activists are hoping that this conservative from a jury of the supreme court will play to their advantage however we have to say that remains to be seen whether the supreme court is going to take this case and tell the justices are going to the site you mentioned human rights groups and their reactions to what about pro-choice. how are they reacting to what's happening in alabama. they condemning the bill of course they are saying that this bill
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is constitutional because we women women women and to ask half the constitutional rights to have an abortion talking about that that it's an issue of personal freedom and that it is a very personal and private decision to a pregnancy and of course saying that they are going to challenge such a bill in the courts but there are 4 it's. our washington bureau chief alan saunders phenomenon the story tonight alexandra thank you hugh and here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world clashes have broken out between palestinian demonstrators and israeli soldiers along the border of the gaza strip and israel skirmishes took place of rallies for enough by dave the arab word for catastrophe the palestinians used to refer to the founding of the state of israel in 19488 migrant children have joined pope francis for st peter's
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square in his famous popemobile the children who arrived recently in italy are being hosted in a catholic shelter near rome the pontiff is an outspoken advocate for solidarity towards migrants and those on the margins of society germany has managed to avoid recession official figures show that the german economy grew by 0.4 percent in the 1st quarter consumer spending and a boom in the construction sector kept that in the positive german governments and leading economic institutes recently scaled back their growth forecast for the year as a whole. as tensions with iran the u.s. state department has ordered all non-emergency government staff in iraq to leave the country the u.s. pullout covers the staff of the embassy in baghdad and the consulate in your bill that's the capital of iraq's kurdish region normal visa processing of both pows will be temporarily suspended we understand last week washington said that it had
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detected substantive threats from iran and its proxy forces targeting u.s. interests in both areas germany is also suspending a military training mission in iraq the german government says it's not a response to any specific threats for you know a lot of talk about threats a little evidence though of where these threats are coming from talk about that i'm joined now by the journalist alexander bueller he has covered and travel frequently in the area it's good to have you back on who should show so let's talk about what's what's happening right now and i just ask you for your assessment of these the staff u.s. staff in iraq being of basically evacuated well the non-vital parts of being sent back right that's a dangerous situation that shows that they some danger we don't know how grave it is trampas that was in the last few weeks accusing iran and express and its proxies
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meaning the shia militia in iraq. of trying to do major maybe maybe stage an attack something like that noble not very clear. but he's been talking about a threat on the to me just yesterday we had iran's supreme leader we had the president of the united states both saying we do not want a war with each other so that's the official line and yet every day it seems things are just retching up in. the on the one hand it looks like a bit like 2003 where you had just. some weird things happening the invention of the w m d threats which didn't lead to the invasion and on the other hand i heard that their theory that both also playing for a better position at negotiations about trade sanctions which can also be true but it's very if that's true it's a very risky game and the more things escalate the harder it is to de escalate.
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from the side of iran if they're looking at this you know for the long term they can wait 18 months to try to wait and after the election to maybe donald trump is no longer president that is it the easy option for them now i think iran is following along the line they have they've been playing these kind of games and especially you have to look at the situation in iran i mean we have to live revolutionary guards who are in level massive share of power in iran and they basically do what they were ever they want they are the ones managing the war in syria they are the ones running the militias in iraq they are in the position they are and they don't care about trump they just care about their own position and they want to do what they want a military conflict. probably not because it but it would be
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a cause for for them for them yet they would a lot of trade of a lot of their income but on the other hand they could force fortify their grip on iran also so that is also a problem for them i mean you know what we've seen all of this happening with the u.s. withdrawing from the iran nuclear. agreement it is the u.s. basically. hurting rouhani has been seen as a moderate and giving the hardliners exactly what they want and that is more control and you know just reducing the chances of there ever being any type of reconciliation between the 2 countries the problem is i think we're dealing here with a botched u.s. policy in the middle east has been game either i mean you know it is washington d.c. an engagement with washington's part was well that's for the problem you have you see of historical tradition i mean you had you had the people like pearl richard
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pearl one of the new console democracy for the middle east ok they tried it it failed in a way then we had kind of a democracy now we have people like trump and cushion there who is also bolton. yet well he wants to bomb iraq i mean he i mean iran he's been open about that that's true but on the other hand he also sees the threat that is there within the revolutionary guards and that the game they are playing all around iran and the end game they see which is iran and the factor in the in that region what about the role of the european union you know iran has told the e.u. set you see that you salvage this deal or we're not going to abide by any more that's a lot of pressure on the e.u. but i think the elephant in the room is rather china i mean china is one of the major trade partners that is the one part that iran doesn't want to want to lose and. i think they're looking also at the asian theater was going on there but.
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i think they have they're out of options at the moment there and trump is has a lot of options he can just say on and that was just you know some tweets and we just checked on the war plan and but don't be so hard you can pull back yeah you could also fire bolton you know as he's done with lots of others alexander billers always we appreciate your insights thank you rob thank you. well sudan's with military leaders have reached a power sharing agreement with opposition groups in the country the deal allows for a fully civilian government after and here's the catch a 3 year transition period the military seized power last month after toppling longtime president omar al bashir but the protests that led to his downfall they have continued with demonstrators demanding that the generals give power to the people a step toward civilian government yasser the member of the military council announced a power sharing agreement with civil society groups foremost among them the
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declaration of freedom and change forces or d f c f an opposition bloc headed by madani us. and heck that. there will be 3 power structures an executive council shaped in agreement with the military council and the d f c f a ministerial council and a legislative council. make nice. both sides agreed that nearly 70 percent of the parliamentary seats would go to the d f c f. the rest to other political groups. it has also been agreed that the transitional period should last 3 years said i what. after that the agreement foresees a lections for a parliament and government building blocks towards a civil society. you're watching the w. news from berlin still to come liverpool coach you're going to see my fair he's
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been chosen as the german football ambassador for 29 t.v. award given to a german coach who's a social involvement abroad has made a contribution to a positive image of germany that's coming up in just a few moments. tech giants are under pressure to stop the abuse of their platforms the spread of hate broadcasting terror attacks the leaders of france a new zealander holding a special somebody in paris to tackle that issue the meeting comes 2 months after a white supremacist killed 51 people in the city of christ church and live streamed the massacre on facebook. when the right wing extremist in new zealand shot and killed 51 people into mosques in christ church he live streamed on facebook. the footage went viral. now new zealand's prime minister just in the done and french president and manuel mccrum are taking
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a stand against hatred and violence online the end of the christ church call for action is to prevent the spread of extremist content on social media. what happened in christ church was not merely an on except it will object to terrorist attack that it was a transformation of the internet into a full on propaganda machine that aims to destroy any form of cohesion in all societies. across church call to action and action plan for change it's a global response to a trade you did it. on the shores of my country but we're also met lee felt around the world fundamentally that ultimately commits us all to build a more humane intimate. which cannot be misused by terrorists for their hateful people says earlier facebook founder mark zuckerberg announced new restrictions for the online platform if users break certain rules they will be blocked from transmitting live material in addition a research project aims to improve the analysis of images which is especially
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important in recognising videos with terror related or other violent content if these measures had already been in place the perpetrator would not have been able to broadcast it live participants say this is only a starting point they want to gainst overly optimistic expectations of the christ church call. you know what are the realistic expectations and talk about that now i'm joined by technology journalist david meyer david it's good to see you again let's talk about what facebook says that it will do it will limit access to its light stream function but it's not going to for the delay a live stream will this prevent terrorists from wide streaming attacks in the future so what they're going to do is institutional one strike policy for people who've been caught out sharing things they shouldn't be sharing and so on. i think somebody who's most of i said to pick up a bunch of guns and gun kill people is motivation to find
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a way to get around this the source of block but it will i think hamper their ability to share the live stream to the networks that they have built on the social networks that's because the time they will allow editors to block it right so it's well it's because if they've been caught out before you know it's unlikely to be what somebody does it's their 1st you're not going to be the 1st sign that something's wrong in all likelihood that they've gone out to kill it if they're suspicious that's what you're saying ok that's right i mean they could obviously set up another account and go into it through the through that but then they probably wouldn't have all the networks of people to share it with such as how responsible are these are platforms like facebook and twitter for the spread of this extremism in violence and b. are they culpable. i think they they they do need to do whatever they can to to
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stop these problems i think there is culpable as and as people who maintain highways awful for all of the road accidents that have happened of them you. have to be me to leave so that you don't have accidents or sadly i mean there are obviously loads of good things happen on facebook and twitter and you choose and they're responsible for those in the same way that they're responsible for this but obviously they are in a position. to help crack down and it is a it is a sea change for them because they have spent the the better part of the past decade trying to say that we're a platform we're not responsible for the content on their platform so this is a big change that's absolutely right this longstanding rules and the u.s. and the e.u. and elsewhere to say that they are not liable for what people applauded and that is changing not just because of the the issue of extremist content but we're also seeing it as a change happening because of a crackdown on copyright violations as well technology journalist david myers always david we appreciate your insights thank you my pleasure. when they'll to how
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women in ukraine are making ends meet the country's struggling economy has led to an increase in women becoming paid several get mothers the practice is being outlawed in an increasing number of countries but in ukraine it remains a legal source of income especially for women who are willing to carry implanted embryos for couples unable to conceive the w.'s need connelly reports. whenever the baby moves i speak to it at night when i read my children stories it's for the baby to the. cause of. the talia is 8 months pregnant it's a go but it's not. the tahlia is a surrogate the baby's parents live in germany. it's such a happy moment when you hold your baby in your arms for the 1st time you know what i'll be happy for them. to tell his own children only with her for the day for the
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final months of the pregnancy she's moved to be closer to the clinic in hockey. natalia took the decision to become a surrogate to help family finances so that her kids would have it better she tells us her partner earns just 200 euros a month working full time. this clinic on the outskirts of hard to attract childless couples from around the world among them the german couple whose daughter natalia is carrying they were unwilling to be interviewed even anonymously the fear of being recognised is just too great. it's a different story with this woman from germany we're calling her and she's in her early forty's and has 6 failed attempts to get pregnant by i.b.m. behind her adoption wasn't something she has been willing to consider so so we could see an exile donation was the only option remaining. a procedure that's
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illegal in germany anna says that is pure hypocrisy. surrogacy is illegal in germany but you see celebrities and those who can afford it doing it all the same it's when you get back to germany that social services treat you like a criminal. surrogacy is big business and one that's growing in this clinic in how to give couples pay upwards of 30000 euros for a package i think glued to the surrogacy and egg cell donation there are no official statistics but insiders estimate that many hundreds of children are born to surrogates every year in ukraine. it's a month since we last met natalia now she's back with her partner and children the child she carried for the past 9 months has been with its new german family since it was born. it was there all the day it was
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a bit confusing emotionally after the baby was born on the one hand you understand that it's not your baby but you still want to know everything about it you've carried that child for 9 months but i wouldn't call it a maternal instinct you feel very clearly that it's not your. baby's new parents say they want to stay in touch with the talia but what does natalia take from it would she do it again for now she won't rule it out but one thing is clear the demand is there and it's growing. by sports news now every year the german football world selects a coach whose social involvement has made a contribution to the positive image of germany as the german football ambassador of the award comes with a cash prize that is then given to the charity choice of the winner well this year's winner the man you see behind me liverpool coach you're going. a crowd of
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football luminaries gathered at the foreign ministry in berlin all to congratulate germany's football ambassador for 29 tain yoga and club the form dormant and current liverpool coach could not attend the ceremony but sent his thanks for a video message. thank you for the prizes. i'm proud to be german proud to be european and i'm enjoying living here in england . club is busy preparing his liverpool side for the champions league final his exploits on the field as well as off the field sealed the decision for the voting panel. in england i told people that germans are not only punctual but also funny sometimes that they send out with this honor i didn't expect it but i'm happy nevertheless. thank you once again and don't do anything i wouldn't do. then choose there was also awarded an honorary prize for his role as both
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a player and coach across a career spanning more than 40 years which included spells with spanish giants real madrid and barcelona. it makes me proud it makes me happy many years of pasta my job as a footballer and coach so to receive this recognition is great. goalkeeper mark andre to stay can send his gratings from. he won a fan award given to active players overseas. you're watching u.w. news from berlin after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that.
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being for a better future isn't enough europe requires our culture sufficiently. you know actions 2019 may 26th on d w. d to know that 77 percent. are younger than 6 of osh. that's me and me and you. know what time all voices. on the 77 percent talk about the issue. from the politics to flash from housing boom boom town this is where. welcome to the 77 percent. this weekend on g.w. .
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it could be green. very green. as believe. me yes. white as nothing. more and definitely red. bull just yellow if that's what you prefer. couple couples very special but in georgia choose your favorite color. for almost 50 years abortion has been legal across the entire united states for almost 50 years attempts to change that have had starts and stops but no success is that about to change tonight a legal battle over the unborn made possible by a president named donald trump i'm bringing off in berlin this is the day.
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