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tv   World Stories  Deutsche Welle  June 23, 2019 4:02am-4:16am CEST

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this week john world stories. syria surviving in. kenya battling the sand mafia. but we start off in hong kong where hundreds of thousands of people are demonstrating against a proposed extradition girl among them many students there protesting against beijing's growing influence. school's out for 17 year old zach today it's the final exams we can hong kong and zach is completing grade 11 but his mind is not with the exams these days. today i get my chinese language test and i think i did quite ok. but for the other topics that require more preparation things aren't looking that great this year but
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i'm setting aside my future for the future of hong kong. zack is an organizer for a group of middle school students in hong kong's protest movement they are planning to meet this afternoon but suddenly he gets a call from a friend who thinks he's followed by the police hey sounds like you let me call you later. i have to. decide to hold that meeting but want to have their friend join in. the government's announcement to delay the bill is a 1st victory for them but they're not satisfied the government has left the option open to bring it back at a later time so this sunday protests will take place as planned. the friends have known each other via social media platforms they remind many of the umbrella movement that blocked hong kong for weeks in 2014 but failed to achieve. it's go
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the extradition bill has revived hong kong's opposition a new generation is taking to the streets they have no organizations and no leadership they coordinate in chap groups. form one goes along to go visit when the umbrella movement happened i was only in 7th grade but i've been paying attention to hong kong politics at the since so now there is this anti extradition bill movement it's time to get out from behind the computer and fight if you don't like. zach and his friends vow to continue until the extradition plans are ultimately scrapped. get to the last rebel stronghold in syria has been surrounded and bombarded by assad's forces for months many refugee families there are fighting just to survive the few intact asperger's are often their sole source of help.
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so obama is very nervous as he waits for the big news his wife is giving birth and this clinic men are not allowed to enter the pediatric ward that's one of the few places pregnant women in northern england can go. after 10 hours of waiting the moment has finally arrived sebas wife has given birth to a boy mahmoud. the proud father can hardly believe his luck he sends the 1st snap shot of the newborn to all his friends and relatives. we came here to northern syria say my wife could safely deliver her child i'll stay here until tomorrow then we'll bring our baby to our hut. but a bleak existence with no prospects awaits the family there the camp in italy offers refuge to 800000 people they come from across syria fleeing assad's bombs now they're stranded here in the country's last rebel held enclave they have
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a vague hope for some security there practically no jobs there's not enough food water or medicine. and his loved ones have already lived in the camp for 2 years for people in a simple room with tarps there's no protection from the heat his daughters suffers from bronchitis but no one can help here they prefer to go back home to hama but that's simply impossible. then another got so we can't go back because that is permanent fighting bombing and shooting and whenever we tried to return there were grenade attacks and barrel bombs. and the families from across italy hope to get a little help in the allen carr clinic one of the few medical centers that has not been destroyed by bombing. 126 children are treated here every day but the
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clinic has long been unable to treat all of them it lacks doctors and medicine newborns in particular are quickly released and do not receive the protection and the care they urgently need. unfortunately the newborns often live in tents and barracks instead of houses and their parents often bring them back to the clinic in very poor condition after just a couple of days because they're living situation is so bad. a fate that survives son mahmoud could also share his mother is still weak herself after giving birth the newborn is extremely vulnerable an uncertain future awaits him and syria's last rebel stronghold. few countries in the world there are more women in management positions than russia
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. but there is still a long way to go before there is truly gender equality. maria gilman over 1st started designing ceramics when she was a psychology student after she graduated she got a job in advertising but all the while she kept up her hobby and finally 3 years ago she managed to turn it into a business when she opened her own pos rework shop. but getting ahead in a male dominated world hasn't been without its difficulties negotiating about money in particular can prove a challenge with certain archaic attitudes still prevailing. if you will often they don't take women seriously as business partners. if i were a man their behavior would be different. they wouldn't be haggling about prices so much better go. despite some suppliers pushing for further defense
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maria's pottery business is posting double digit growth she employs 5 workers and has received funding from a private investor. from generation to generation our women have shown their love to the world's the people and their home and soviet ideology meant that women were expected to work but in upper management the men often still call the shots. but studies now suggest that 50 percent of russians believe that men should earn money and women should take care of the family. at this year's and petersburg international economic forum the reality being presented did not conform with those after today. there are more women than men in positions in russia than anywhere else in the world. 41 percent of management positions. it's a left over from soviet times. soviet. but
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when it comes to pay equality the country still has a long way to go women in russia earn 30 percent less than men on average and many of the peak positions in politics continue to be held by men in russia successful business women are more common in small and medium sized enterprises than in larger conglomerates as for maria. my plan is to sell my product in europe and to broaden our range for private customers right now we work more with restaurants in the future we want to supply retailers. and she has no fears about facing up to the usual e-mail competition. the global construction has led to a shortage of sand and kenya is no exception. local people suffer
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most from the illegal sound harvesting as water supplies vanish along with the sun . it's a walk across the scarred landscape which john called home this used to be a river carrying drinking water for the community and their livestock in much tacos county kenya that's until centile is just started illegally mining the riverbed leaving barely any sand told the water john fight to stop them but his activism has come at a high price. because when no was somebody. that you made in the. john says send behind the illegal mining which feeds the demands of the country's rapid and i say should people in his community believe they won't stop the destruction until there is no sand left with no regard for
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those whose lives depend on access to the water is. a lot. when the sun is too hot and you come to look for water you find the levels have gone very low and this water is salty it's not good for washing clothes for drinking this water is bad and we sometimes catch diseases like typhoid. all over the country illegal sand harvesting is taking place in broad daylight the driver of this truck doesn't want to be filmed but tells us up to $200.00 truckloads of sand are collected each day. many lives have been ruined or lost due to kenya sandra this is a 36 year old farmer who lost her husband a centavo who died at work. it happened on the 7th of march 24th teen before he was scooping sand to sell.
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as they were scooping sand and taking underground the soil above him fell down and buried him. as does self as opposed to the sand harvesting which has caused an almost permanent drought in the region but she knows that many of these men who make just a few dollars a day elect to have no choice. with. the problem that we visit their own tiny job and we have families we have needs. we're human beings and we truly hope to get chills but we just don't get to. john says it's a tragedy that men like matthew are being used by the cut tells and have become complicit in destroying the livelihoods of their communities he's asking
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