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bialik gassed a trend food court city managed by for part. of the. this is the of the news live from berlin hong kong police storm a university barricade by anti-government protesters firing clashes brought hong kong polytechnic after authorities threaten to use live ammunition against protesters some of them have been using for weapons of their own including bone arrows we'll get an update from our correspondent our correspondent on the ground.
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also coming up tehran takes a tough stance on its unpopular fuel price hike iran's supreme leader says he backs the sudden decision to raise fuel prices even as a wave of violent protests gripped the nation. plus cuba's capital have on a celebrates its 500th birthday with music dancing in fireworks but it's all against a backdrop of an ailing economy still 100 u.s. embargo. also on the show box for stop and takes it to the max incense sucks up all the dutchman holds off a stiff challenge from champion lewis hamilton to claim victory or thrilling brazilian grand prix. i'm william blue cross welcome to the program a tense standoff has taken out of violent. turn in hong kong as police move in
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against anti-government protesters holed up inside hong kong polytechnic university authorities have warned vill resort to live ammunition if the small group of holdouts don't put down lethal weapons some have used bow and arrows and hurled petrol bombs at police overnight police tried to storm the university and protesters responded with fires. and the police move in. but protest this at the entrance to hong kong polytechnic university ablaze as the police retreat. the police make some arrests and a few students were injured. although the standoff remains tense it's without serious bloodshed something many had feared over the weekend. but it remains a fiery stalemate hundreds of students inside the university versus the police.
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the protest is a using a host of weapons including molotov cocktails and slingshots. and even bows and arrows to keep the police at bay. the students are determined. this is a war so this is more war. hong kong with authorities and the university have called for an end to the confrontation and for the escalation but the standoff remains tense. these protests which have become a broadly anti government and police violence movement have been raging for 5 months now people in hong kong a split on the matter but many continue to publicly support the predominately student led protests this all started with protests demanding the hong kong remain independent from mainland china but despite these scenes beijing shows absolutely no sign of changing its stance towards hong kong. for more let's go to mathias berlinger who's there in hong kong for us. right now looks quite calm behind you
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but take us through some of these very terrifying scenes we've seen over the last several hours. yes so the protesters they have barricaded themselves in this university i'm standing now just in front of this university and they have been fighting on this street with the police at some point the police were able to advance and to enter the university or to get near the university entrance they made several arrests then the protest is the occupants they set up a fire and at the entrance blocking effectively the advance of the police they have feet in sight then since then and then in the morning they made they they tried to get out of the university they all came out on the street and they were trying to move on and to somehow get out of the scene but they were met with police cordons
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everywhere they tried so no they have retreated back into the university the university has a lot of buildings and a lot of small corners and staircases so it would be very difficult for the police to hunt them in there they are waiting out on the street around here they have blocked every row every street and every road that leads to this university and they're now waiting until the protest is to give up they have said they do not want anybody to escape they want all of them arrested and tell us more about these protests we've heard there are small group or some of the more extreme elements of the protest movement how do they affect the bigger movement the overall movement that's been going on for months. they are several 100 now inside the university it's hard to count because it's a bit scattered and the these are really the hardcore protesters their university
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has been occupied during the whole week and they were they they have been gathering there every but all those who were really ready to use violence have been coming into this university they have been producing hundreds and hundreds of molotov cocktails inside the university that they used this night to defend themselves against the police or to fight back the police whenever the police was advancing with their water cannon or tear gas they were setting up fires on the streets. they are not representative of the opposition movement in hong kong but they are tolerated the opposition movement has an agreement not to criticize each other that everybody has their role in this movement and that that has a form of course made it possible for this escalation also to happen it was them then who was setting the tone live going to visit your could be killing was occupied by a bigger crowd now it's the hardcore protesters who have remained however the
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bigger public in hong kong according to surveys one just kind of yesterday. the vast majority blames the government and the police for the escalation and not so much the protesters but yes burning air in hong kong thank you very much for reporting and stay safe. protesters are also out on the streets in iran angry over a sharp rise in gas prices iran's supreme leader won't back down saying the hike is for financing social welfare programs some of the demonstrations turned violent with at least 2 dead and more injured the government has hinted at a crackdown saying protest is a right but not if it leads to what iran's president has called insecurity. iranians have taken to the streets in the capital tehran and a number of cities across the country in protest against a government move to hike the price of petrol by 50 percent the demonstrations
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started with protesters blocking roads but it's collated quickly pickerel stations and cars were torched and all manner of public property was badly damaged banks and government buildings were also a focus for people's rights which failed to sway iran's leader ayatollah khamenei he stands steadfastly in support of the process. long specials have sat down and made a decision for the country based on expert assessments this decision must be executed. the move is in potter response to the failing economy as a result of u.s. sanctions money he says nothing justifies the response from protest. searching a bank it's not done by the people this is what dogs do. these woods were indicative of a strong line being taken by the government in the face of the young wrist police of threatened more tough measures and the communications minister announced that
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the internet has been shut down for 24 hours to reimpose control. now to some other news making headlines around the world in paris fresh clashes have erupted between police and yellow vest protesters it comes a day after violent protests in the capital marred the one year anniversary of their movement for economic justice bill that's protesters and other french cities have staged peaceful demonstrations. brazil's president lula da silva has denounced the country's social and racial inequalities at a rally of his workers' party in receipt lula walked free from jail earlier this month after brazil's supreme court overturned his jail sentence for alleged corruption he's vowed to lead brazil's left back to power. sri lanka's former defense minister by erasure pocs has won the country's presidential election well wishers gathered at his home to congratulate him it's
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the south asian nations 1st major poll since it was rocked by easter sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people the vote was largely split along ethnic lines. the people of belarus have voted in a parliamentary election that opposition groups say was neither free nor fair president president alexander alexander lukashenko dismissed those allegations after voting in the capital minsk many prominent opposition figures were ruled ineligible as candidates. floodwaters have exceeded the 1.5 meter mark in venice for the 3rd time in a week some urging famous sites like st mark's square in need water more than 70 percent of the city is under water damaging monuments shops and homes the crisis is expected to cost italy hundreds of millions of euros. cuba is marking its capital's founding about which was established 500 years ago by spanish
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colonists but city residents have the less to celebrate the u.s. embargo on cuba remains in place as u.s. president donald trump has largely reversed a thaw in relations that were started by his predecessor that plus uncertain economic reforms have resulted in few improvements to many people's meager lives. have vanished celebrated the anniversary with a gala performance in front of the capital building music opera ballet traditional dance and a fireworks spectacle that belied the communist countries economic misery under press if the regime. feel united now and hope that everything will get better. we cubans build on our dreams and future despite being surrounded by a. president miguel diaz canal open the official festivities without making any remarks as a rule he stays away from microphones have on his best day comes at
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a difficult time the u.s. has imposed numerous sanctions fuel this gas american tourists have stopped coming to the island gradually the communist regime is loosening its grip on the economy in the hopes that it will boost incomes. cuba needs a certain amount of privatization in the economy and that is opening possibilities for small business people is one step cubans with capital can invest in the country that makes sense. vana tense 500 following local custom residents touched wood good luck in the future. to formula one back for a stop and took victory at the brazilian grand prix on sunday after a thrilling contest and help how will the dutchman's 3rd win of the season came in one of the most incident packed races of the season as world champion lewis
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hamilton saw his podium place removed after the race was over. pushed up and let the race from the starting grid with new recrown champion lewis hamilton on his heels from the get go and the englishman made an early gamble for the lead after 21 laps changing tires and if it's a pushed up and under pressure. it looks to have paid off to off the red bull driver was held up by williams drive a robot to bits on his way out of the pits minutes later. but how will since lead wouldn't last forever as for stepping out fix them a sadie's man on the 60th lap to regain the number one spots. they kill is in between shows like click and sebastian fits in on the $66.00 lap puts an end to ferrari's ambitions adding to already frosty relations between the teammates. despite a late charge hamilton could only finish 3rd as toto ross is pm guess lee held on
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to 2nd out in front for stepan sealed his 3rd wing of the season. i mean i was behind so i was pushing flat out in my outlook to try me close it was my only showed so of course because without i was close into the directness and we knew that we had great top speed to hold the hole we can already so yeah that was a guess but i was very happy to to get most other early a collision with click click so how to bump down to 7th place meaning mclaren's tunnel signs late sets at 3rd but the day belonged to red bulls max for stepan. and tennis stephanos it's a pos has been crowned the a.t.p. finals champion after a 676276 win over adamic team in london the greek won a nail biter against his austrian opponent claiming the 3rd and final set on a tie break since the past is just 21 years old and as the youngest a.t.p.
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finals champion in nearly 2 decades. you're watching t w news live from berlin coming up chilean students demand constitutional reform as the country reels from weeks of violent protests that's next on world stories of state. don't forget you can stay up to date anywhere you are from our website w dot com i will include cross thanks for watching. as long as the managers do not go to day nothing would change you know the banks pay you money and so watch the language of the bankers running. for speaking the truth global news that matters g.w. may form.

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