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documentary. this is d w news live from berlin sri lanka holds a much anticipated presidential election voters have a record number of candidates to choose from national security it is a campaign issue months after the devastating easter sunday attacks also coming up . deadly unrest in bolivia as security forces opened fire on supporters of
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exiled former president evo morales he's called it a massacre and has accused the gulf country's interim government of running a dictatorship. like. the french. did you. feel threatened. to do. the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine says she felt threatened and intimidated by a president trump. over and over as she testifies during the 2nd round of public hearings in the trump impeachment inquiry. and in sports soccer fans and finland aren't jumping for joy the country erupts in celebrations after the men's soccer team steals a place at euro 2020 their 1st ever fall off occasion for a major tournament germany are also hoping to go through later on saturday.
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i'm mary in evanston it's good to have you with us. sri lankans have been going to the polls to elect a new president a record number of 35 candidates are on the ballot box it's expected to be a tight race between the 2 frontrunners former defense secretary and go to by average apoc son who oversaw the defeat of tamil separatists 10 years ago is facing the government minister and. the poll is being monitored by thousands of election observers including dozens from think european union. wall is in the street like in capital colombo she sent us this look at the choices facing sri lankans and a painful legacy of this election is trying to heal. sri lanka today void sport it's a precedent and bordered on our show is already pretty impressive which is expected
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in this island nation which records height on now is amongst the highest in south asia 16000000 people ought to legible toward in this election and they have their work cut out for them to $85.00 candidates are whining for their board the ballot people alone is 2 feet long but there are 2 keogh frontrunners on the one hand we have both of you dodge apart so the brother of my hindu. president himself who thought it out to quote so oversaw the defeat of the rebels at the end of 3 long crossed the civil war he's considered a strong military nationalistic peter who supports tightening national security in the country in the off to match of the deadly easter sunday of last the c.e.o. on the other hand we have sergeant being with us are considered a more liberal candidate who has spoken about improving the economy is advocating forward improving housing rights but premadasa is also
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a sin hell up with his 2 belongs to the majority of your the issues intrude on aren't just limited to national sick. even though that is a thought the economy is very sluggish debt is also very high so it would be interesting to see who would both choose rajapakse as consider the pond to worship also because of the fost all having what was seen the end of the war and that is a concern amongst my no excuse that the nationalists would tighten security and meet even crack down on them but even does not have completely clear credentials this might be a tell you trees and if it goes to good on lost results might take a day or 2 more and it might take some time before we find out who the next president of. let's get a check now of some of the other stories making news around the world the teenage suspect in thursday's california high school shooting has to come to his wounds and died in a hospital the 16 year old allegedly fired at random at
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a high school near los angeles killing 2 students before turning the gun on himself . there have been more violent clashes in chile the latest come after the government announced plans to hold a referendum to replace the country's constitution which is a key demand of the protesters more than 20 people have been killed after nearly a month of civil unrest which is showing no sign of abating. authorities in paris are bracing is yellow those protesters prepare to mark the 1st anniversary of their movement police have deployed around key sites as these demonstrations have a time to turn violent the movement is credited with forcing president among a lot krohn to back down on a proposed fuel tax. bolivia's political crisis has taken a deadly turn after police opened fire on supporters of former president evo morales killing 5 and injuring dozens more as is an exile in mexico after resigning last
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sunday amid allegations of election fraud which prompted mass protests against a. the ongoing unrest in bolivia is threatening the interim government's attempts to restore stability. it looks more like a war zone than a street protest bolivia's political unrest turned deadly on friday a supporters of former president evo morales clashed with police in the town of sirte. as the dead were buried emotions were roar and anger directed at bolivia's self-appointed president janina and years. said this is what they call democracy. killing us like we are nothing there they are not numbers they are lives where is the justice that. supporters have been
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taking to the streets since he resigned and fled the country to mexico earlier this week claiming a coup had taken place these protests against a 4 day old government led by conservative and yes a stark indication of the political upheaval taking place and yes has dismissed morales his allegations of a coup. you know mass money to learn or give the most manipulative thing that former president morales is doing now is to convince the international community that it was a coup when the q. has been against bolivians on many occasion lists. and would you hope it will be that way and yet again drew attention to accusations of election irregularities and government corruption under morales officials say that bardhan civil unrest has claimed more than 19 lives since october the country's ombudsman has called for a government investigation into the use of force by the security forces police however lay the blame firmly at the protestors feet. this is not
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a peaceful movement that needs to be made very clear. or because the protesters can't claim that they come in peace when we intervene we find these sorts of things it was a little while force is used to disperse the crowds for the casualties seem an inevitability before stability returns. shocked appalled devastated that's how marie i will know which described feeling after she learned that president trump had denounced her in a phone call with the ukrainian president the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine was abruptly removed from her post earlier this year the issue is whether it was because trump wanted to appoint someone else or if it was only to help him investigate his political rivals which could be an impeachable offense good morning everyone it's only the 3rd time in modern u.s. history that impeachment proceedings have got to this stage before us ambassador to
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ukraine marie you benefit publicly testifying against the president to the house intelligence committee so you have out of it says trump his lawyer and his allies derided and smeared her while she was still ambassador undermining american diplomacy presidents appoint and remove him bassett is but usually done publicly criticize them as donald trump has and in real time during impeachment proceedings as we see it or testifying the president is attacking you would twitter what effect do you think that has on other witnesses willingness to come forward. and expose wrongdoing. it's very intimidating i want to let you know about sure that some of us here take witness intimidation very very seriously later trump hit back. so you know what i what i have the right to speak i have freedom of
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speech just as other people do regarding the central accusation of the impeachment inquiry you benefits wasn't in post when trump withheld aid to ukraine allegedly to get ukraine's president to investigate joe biden tribes political rival whose son was paid significant amounts on the board of ukrainian gas company in the run up to the 2020 presidential election what everyone is watching for is whether the threat of impeachment affects trump's popularity right now the polls say it doesn't. well meanwhile as that hearing was going on a court not far away reached a guilty verdict in the trial against a former trump advisor roger stone the longtime trump ally was convicted of lying to congress obstruction of justice and witness tampering which prosecutors say was meant to protect the president the case out of the mother investigation which concluded that russia did interfere in the 2016 u.s. election evidence show that stone tried to get information from russia to hurt
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hillary clinton and serve donald trump. since the high profile suicide of convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein last summer britain's prince andrew has come under scrutiny for his friendship with him in an exclusive interview with the b.b.c. prince andrew who is the son of queen elizabeth the 2nd said he regrets having kept up ties with epstein even after his conviction on sex offenses the problem was that once he had been. convicted he's changed my statement and that's that's that's the bit that. as it were i kick myself for on a daily basis because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the family and we try to uphold the highest standards and practices and i met the side to some present while prince andrew also responded to allegations
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that he sexually exploited a 17 year old girl during encounters arranged by epstein saying he has no recollection of ever meeting her. now let's turn to some sports news and it was a historic night in finland as the nordic country qualified for their 1st ever major men's soccer tournament these were the scenes of the capitol hill sankey when finland beat listen stein's 3 nil to book their place at euro 2020 when secure them 2nd place in groom shay behind italy finland have never before made it to a world cup or european championship joined by sweden who also qualified. on to their star striker who scored twice in last night's match the fetus it's amazing it's been have been a long dream for all of us the football people in finland so so something. not so many as we could even for you but now we are. in
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a major tournaments so obvious that you choose thing for us. and germany have yet to secure their place in the tournament but if results go their way they could see their passes at home to belarus later despite missing a couple of key players the germans are looking to win their 3rd straight game in the competition welcome back to the start of the week germany players want you to find out how fans like the teams jersey. so the teams kits for the european championships are ready to be done but they still haven't qualified after a very bumpy year for the team and coach. they know what they need to do he said by . we want to win these 2 games we expect that of ourselves in order to have a positive conclusion to the year obviously it's been a constant process from march until now for the for no specific standing up which says and that will be
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a tall order the 2014 world champions are rebuilding and luke is looking for the right pieces for next year's tournament against villa reuss germany will be down. years due to injury but at least 2 of the world's best goalkeepers will be ready starter manuel neuer and mark. germany should be able to defeat the underdogs but the team knows they are far from old class at the moment. confident you can't expect this team which always plays in different formations to stay at that level for 90 minutes although the expectations are always high and we ourselves have high expectations newton so for us to have to deceased it's only a team that's played together for a long long time that can dominate a game for 90 minutes at stud and getting 60. for the man with the mask it could be a special game here to berlin snick lush dark hopes to make his debut after his 9th cola but his lack of training after
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a broken nose could prevent that from happening once again. and a quick reminder now our top story sri lankans are going to the polls to elect a new president will be counted soon after polling stations closed in around 15 minutes time however results are not expected before sunday. there up to date on a stay tuned for reporter on location that's coming up next american evanston thanks for watching. some of those and not only affectionately but as affectionately as you can. be mayor putin in the middle of his election campaign in. 2000 the documentary was filmed for russian television to turn the camera back on of course the film secretly chronicled the power grab of actually everything was precisely played
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instruction. featuring a top supporting role.


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