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this is due to the news live from berlin joining forces turkey and russia begin joint patrols in northeastern syria the operation aims to move critics militias out of the region turkey's president urged one plans to resettle some 2000000 people of poland saying it's a human catastrophe in the making also coming up the german chancellor angela merkel talks trade and security with indian prime minister narendra modi on the
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table to close certain industrial and strategic ties plus speaking out for cyber freedom in russia a new law allows you the word used to switch off the internet critics fear the kremlin could use the measure to silence its critics and one of the toughest sports on the planet prepares for its world cup final wins rugby players are the favorites against south africa but the springboks have made a habit of grinding out wins in japan. only like to do so much for your company everyone turkey and russia have launched joint patrols in north eastern syria their operation is part of a deal struck by the countries to force kurdish fighters out of the territory near . turkey's border while the patrols will begin within 8 and kilometers zone along
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the border the step marks a major power shift in syria a month after president donald trump would drew u.s. forces from the area for more on these developments i'm joined now by our correspondents in istanbul a 1st off what are these patrols about what are they trying to achieve well the deal that you mentioned there between him. and moscow struck last week provided for the withdrawal of syrian a kurdish a fight has some 30 kilometers from the turkish border now ankara considers these fighters as terrorists so it was a condition for the ticket government to end aids a deadly military offensive there in the north in syria so from what we understand there are ground troops now on what they calls and the drones patrolling the area now an area from which russia said some 34000 fight has have with
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a drawn but to turkey doesn't quite seem to believe it they said they want to use the joint patrols to confirm this and prison edwin in the past days has repeatedly threatened to restart the whole military operation if deemed necessary all right and in the meantime you'll hear president assad address the turkish joint turkish russian joint operation on syrian state television this is what he said. this agreement is a positive step it does not achieve everything in the sense that it will not pressure the turks to leave immediately however it limits the damage and paves the way for the liberation of this region in the future will be immediate future as we hope. so you'll hear is that a ringing endorsement from president assad for this joint operation. he appears to feel like he is that of
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a co winner of everything that we have been witnessing there in north and syria in the past week since early october since u.s. present donald trump announced the withdrawal of american forces from the area that's when turkey started its military operation the codes the kurdish forces that then turned to the syrian regime and its most powerful ally russia for help and this allowed us to swiftly deploy forces to the area to reclaim territory there in within syria that he had essentially lost in the early years of the syrian war so now the cuts hope for some kind of political solution with some kind of self rule deal but he said in his speech yesterday also that he aims to restore state authority over the kurdish controlled areas in the north and syria so he made huge steps towards winning the syrian war and that's why now expectations are very low
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that he'll make any kind of concessions in the un brokered talks aimed at coming up with a new syrian constitution that are currently under way in geneva and speaking of the u.n. yulia un secretary general antonio was in turkey today and met incidentally also with the turkish president erdogan do we know what they discussed. we haven't heard any public statements emerging there from this meeting but we do know that present edwin want to talk about his so-called safe zone plans for northern syria with antonio good terrorist let me remind you this is a major objective of this turkish military offensive add on ones to resettle some of the 4600000 syrian refugees living here in turkey to these areas he wants to build houses police stations hospitals schools and so on and this is of course a hugely costly project it would cost an estimated at least $26000000000.00 u.s.
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dollars according to turkish state media so add on needs money and he said he would ask a good terrorist to come up with some kind of an international tone as a conference the big question here is what the u.n. what the terrorist a get on board because these so-called safe zone plans that by the turkish president have received huge criticism outside of turkey internationally some say this is turkey trying to occupy territory in syria trying to change the demographics of that area and then of course the other question is how many refugees would feel safe enough to return to these areas are it's really hard to reporting from istanbul thank you. point many observers fear that president plan to resettle nearly 2000000 people is a human catastrophe in the making we have this report from the turkish town of it's home to many syrian refugees who've already been caught in the crossfire and are fearful about the future. shortly after turkey made its incursion into northern
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syria 3 weeks ago kurds from the y p g militia in the region hit back returning fire at the upholstery store where her little and his brother work was hit both men a syrian refugees living in the border town of. how. we've lived here in peace but then they started firing rockets at us everyone ran for cover we wanted to carry away the wounded but then i was also hit by a shell. the. says the kurdish militia wanted to take revenge on ticky and instead hit refugees he has a piece of shrapnel in his abdomen and another in his cheek he and his family fled to turkey from syria's civil war 5 years ago he's still worried about the power of the syrian regime. i took off from the syrian army my problem is president assad
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because i deserted if i return i will be publicly executed because i am a desert or. a hand that not only are i asked terrorists so are assad soldiers we don't want the assad regime there even stronger than i asked. and now the turkish president wants the refugees to go back to the syrian side in the buffer zone where assad's troops have moved in the brothers don't want to return but fear they have no choice this is what else can we do there's nothing we can do against them if they decide that we should go back last you know that you may not notice. today more than half of the inhabitants of x. jacqueline are syrian refugees many like this month have lived in turkey for years he was injured in the fighting and is now taking combat leave phaseout is a syrian fighter who was sent in by ticky to battle the could issue i.p.g. his unit is supposed to have massacred many of them feisal says he's really fighting for his homeland for him living together with kurds is unthinkable. before
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i joined the free syrian army the kurds entered our village and expelled us from our homes the storm our land and forced us to flee. no i cannot return to our village as long as the white paint genie is there. the kurds have reason to be concerned about 5 free syrian army just as pfizer has reason to fear the kurds of the y p g still others are worried about assad's troops it's a complicated situation involving multiple sites where no one is innocent and where there are no simple solutions. germany and india are forging closer ties chance and american prime minister narendra modi have been holding trade talks in delhi their 2 leaders have signed a series of agreements strengthening industrial and strategic links germany is india's largest trading partner in europe and mr modi also says they will combat
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terrorism and extremism as well chancellor merkel and prime minister noda want to advance their economic ties. today the 2 leaders signed 22 agreements to this effect. the. moment the areas in which we wish to cooperate artificial intelligence and digital transformation india has huge potential in digitizing and it will but the branch is developing quickly and we face challenges when it comes to 5 g. and a i think it was a very good if we could work together in these fields and that some of it could in the us. merkel has been accompanied by a number of german ministers and an economic delegation india wants to tackle the problems of its mega-cities such as the toxic air pollution in delhi which is reached alarming levels that has forced schools to remain closed germany can help
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with renewable energy and waste management. about $1700.00 german companies are already involved. in their market in 3 years india will mark 75 years of independence that we want to take complete with renewal of the country by their dollars. therefore we're hoping for help from germany. are the economic powerhouse of human fire. india's economy is in the doldrums it desperately needs new jobs. well chief political editor is reporting for us on chancellor angela merkel's visit she sent us this assessment of the visit so far. i'm going to machall arrived in new delhi meeting a prime minister beaming with confidence narendra modi was just reelected into a 2nd time in office with a resoundingly lection victory for his b j p party he wants to create
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a new india and germany clearly wants to be part of that whether there is tension in kashmir also concerns that the climate also in civil society might be changing these are issues germany sees as worthy of criticism but nothing that will stop germany or europe from seeking closer cooperation with a country of 1300000000 inhabitants at the same time the largest democracy in the world so the hope is that india can one day become an economic but also a political counterweight to the present china. reporting from delhi for you are going to tell you about some of the other stories making news around the world. iraq's top clerics used friday prayers to warn international powers against interfering in the country's domestic politics well as protests against the government government entered their 2nd month the protests have seen 250 people
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killed by security forces and thousands injured. the so-called islamic state has confirmed the death of its leader abu bakar al baghdadi american special forces attacked by god's hideout in northwestern syria on saturday he'd been on the run since 2017 the terror group has named by daddy successor for him. north korea has confirmed it has test fired what it calls a super large rocket launcher now i'm sure launcher the announcement comes after south korea and japan said they had detected 2 projectile launches from somewhere near pyongyang north korea's latest weapons test comes amid stalled nuclear talks with the united states. and pakistan on the 1st funerals of some of the victims of thursday's train fire have taken place 74 people died after the blaze broke out on
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a passenger train in eastern punjab province many of the victims were residents of a single town. have here with me my colleague the car because we're going to talk about a new bill that's been introduced in russia that gives the government the power to disconnect the country from the global internet the kremlin says it is doing this to protect itself from cyber attacks the critics have slammed the law as a step towards more censorship and all it will tell us more about this walk us through this bill so it's known as the sovereign internet lo and in essence it's part of a bigger plan from russia to create in russian internet that is separate from the rest of the internet now russia is saying they're introducing this this this law to protect itself from foreign cyber attacks but critics agree disagree with that now but there are 2 parts to that all firstly russia is aiming to route all of its web traffic through service that are controlled by the government that will give it the
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opportunity to basically shut down the entire russian internet if it's so chooses to the. the part is that the law demands that internet service providers install equipment on then networks that will make it easier to monitor the content and that could for example give the state a better tool to shut down individual websites sounds like a mammoth task what have critics been saying well we have the media arts organization reporters without borders they've come out and condemned this law they called it a dangerous step towards comprehensive control and monitoring of digital communications i was of a treat from the asia and europe director of human rights watch tanya look she knows she says russia's sovereign internet low allows for colossal extrajudicial blocking of speech and information without transparency from the judicial authorization or meaningful oversight now russian your internet use is citizens have also been protesting against this in the last year because of her march when
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this bill was signed into law and all of these critics basically a greed this law will make it easier for surveillance and censoring of internet usage in russia and when do we expect to see these changes go into effect well some of the part of the system is only meant to be up and running by generally 2021 and that's the part that will route all the traffic through russian service so that's a bit over a year away still other parts of the system are already being tested there are some technical hurdles that they have that's according to media reports robin some technical hurdles when it comes to this equipment that internet service providers are supposed to install but that's a matter of time we're not talking about you know chinese level of internet. of internet censorship here but once this is all up and running it's it will definitely limit internet freedom in russia. on house a car thank you so much for the explanation thank you. europe has
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a new monetary chief christine legarde is the 1st woman to head up the european central bank in frankfurt her predecessor has stuck with low interest rates to ward off recession legard once governments with big budget surpluses like germany and the netherlands to do more to boost growth. the new head of the european central bank hasn't given too much away about how she intends to proceed in her new job but she has given some indication of what she thinks the institution needs to do the z.b. needs to listen to and understand markets need not be guided by market but it certainly needs to listen and understand but it also needs to listen and understand the people. because a currency is after all a public good that belongs to the people we can work guard is widely expected to maintain the loose monetary policy spearheaded by her predecessor mario draghi the
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combination of super low interest rates and a massive bond buying program helped stabilize some of the euro zone's weakest and most indebted economies in the wake of the financial crisis but those policies have of course been bad news for savers who feel there is no longer an incentive to park their money in the bank and fear they could soon be even punished for doing so christine legarde previously served as finance minister of france before taking over as the head of the international monetary fund both jobs demanded some degree of crisis management experience that could well come in handy in her new job as e.c.b. head. our financial correspondent in frankfurt chelsea delaney told us what christine legarde has planned for her new role.
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carney. i think to continue. trying to come to. terms. just isn't any reporting from frankfurt let's get a brief look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines there have been more violent clashes in the bolivian capital la past opponents are disputing the official presidential election results this confirmed the incumbent evo morales as the winner without a runoff critics say the vote was rigged corrales 7 denies any irregularities. 11 on the banks have reopened for the 1st time in 2 weeks following a wave. protests that forced the government to resign those banks are operating normally but protesters stormed the headquarters of one bank chanting anticapitalist slogans. nearly $200000.00 residents of
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sonoma county in california have been allowed to return home their houses spared by wildfires they continue to burn in other areas the fire service says it's making headway against the blazes as winds dropped the fires destroyed at least $140.00 homes in sonoma county. the men's rugby world cup final takes place on saturday with south africa facing england and yokohama japan england are on a high after defeating 2 time champions australia and holders in new zealand in the last 2 rounds south africa have had an easier route to the final and welcome back a key player from injury. it's finally crunch time at the rugby world cup after the tournament spread over 3 months england coach eddie jones will send his side out as cliff favorites for the final against south africa we just want to get them play the great thing for us is that we've done the preparation we know we've
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done the preparation we're ready for this occasion you know we have spent 4 years getting ready for this occasion so that's why the flies can be relaxed that's why our can be relaxed because we know we've done the work rugby can be a brutal business 2003 when as england have been forced to do it the hard way this time around and victory in your karma will therefore feel extra special according to one former player. if they were to be trying to record a father use it in the summer for those who after the fall of the any one of the codes. that were probably including new zealand's efforts you know for the last 8 years probably the best world cup she would have already had one but south africa still have a chance. that seemed forged in the image of the rainbow nation have produced a series of dog it displays in japan. the springboks tilt at a 3rd world cup title has also been given
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a boost by the return from injury of one of their top stars. always keep in mind that the series all never go on the field we're not going to be pursuing who is the best just being selfish if i think as a player. the stage is set for an intriguing final in one of the toughest calls on the planets but only one team can reach their goal. and add mccambridge joins me now from d.w. sports good to see you ed after dethroning the all blacks last weekend england are clearly the favorites what are the expectations for this game what of what any of our viewers out there pinning my accent and thinking that there's some sort of v.w. boys here there is an england really are generally considered the heavy favorites going into this final but rugby does have a habit of surprising people england actually came through this i mean final as underdogs against the all blacks the winners of the previous 2 world cups so south africa would have seen that you know actually big it seems can be overcome now
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having said that england on paper at least a pole be the stronger team man to man in almost every position except perhaps for that we know that we just saw cody who's returning for south africa what that is to have him back but these finals are often very tense affairs even more so than in football world cup finals are you know a very low scoring the all drop goal can end up winning the game so you know england heavy favorites but south africa certainly in with a chance what talk to us about the strengths of the england team while many of the strengthening team draw from their coach eddie jones who is actually australian but is still willing to win of course if they get that far. but he was very bold before the tommy a very calm figure normally very defensive coach he's been very relaxed all week ahead of this final but he did a very bold thing rightful. and he said many of his older players were out for aging a little bit and so he scrapped a lot of them and brought in some fresh blood and england have looked a lot hungrier and they put in a defensive master class against new zealand in the previous round gave away almost
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no penalties whatsoever and if they play like that again they're probably going to win now this isn't the 1st time that they're meeting in a final they met i understand 12 years ago south africa won the title that could be a happy omen for the springboks well this is the sort of you know i fully tend to be quite superstitious bunch and it will help of course that south africa have won every rugby world cup final it's been in 1905 and in 2007 england just one of the 3 that they've been in and of course their previous world cup final appearance was the last to south africa 12 years ago but it's probably worth pointing out actually that south africa on quite the same base they were 12 years ago they had the player the star of the tournament bryan habana who was so far in fact he once raced the cheater for a p.r. event he was their star man of the previous world cup they don't quite have as much individual stock quality as they did back then and it's going to be a much tougher game for them this time winning the record rugby a cup title this time around for south africa what we would it mean for that
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country well of course it would be a huge deal at their rugby mad down there but it's also big for for more political reasons obviously the one of the world cups they won back in 1995 is fondly remembered as the one with nelson mandela in his springbok jersey after apartheid and for so long the springbok jersey had been this symbol of white south africa but they've actually got the caps and we can see him on the screen there the 1st black captain of this current south africa squad called c. a khaleesi born in a township the day after apartheid was repealed the symbolism exactly so that it's all coming together and whether or not they win what a story it's been for him to captain his team is welcome thank you so much ed mccambridge. and saudi arabia hosted a night of wrestling on thursday and aside from featuring former heavyweight boxing champion tyson fury the event saw the country's 1st ever women's match natalya and lisi evans faced off in the ring in riyadh for the w w
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e crown jewel of vented much more modest attire than they normally wear when competing to tell you i came away as the winner but the most striking aspect of the evening was the emotional reaction of the fans of the wrestlers themselves it was only in 2018 that women were 1st allowed into the stands at the country's sports stadiums. and before we go there is just time to show you pictures of the 1st meeting since their birth of twin panda cubs or the siblings were born at birth lynn zoo at the end of august stassi the baby bears which now wait just a little over 3 kilograms each have already made their 1st attempts at crawley or keepers have been helping their mother menang with childcare duties as parent is normally nursed only one cup.
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and are mine out of the top story that we're tracking for you this hour. turkey and russia have launched to try to patrols in north eastern syria the operation is part of a deal struck by moscow non-corrupt to force critics fighters ops of the turkish border zone. up next new is a shot over to get all the latest news just head to are said to be commonly iraq in berlin on behalf of all of us here thank you for spending this part of your day with us news headlines continue to the top of the hour. the be. the be. the
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