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this is deja vu news live from berlin a volcano erupts suddenly in new zealand at least 5 people are dead and another 20 injured in the eruption at a popular tourist destination and authorities say an unknown number of people are unaccounted for. also coming up russia is banned from all local sports events for 4 years the world anti-doping agency says moscow trying to stop the drug cheats from
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being exposed to millions no russian team at the next olympic games. more than 13000 dead and a 1000000 displaced our correspondent goes to the frontline of the conflict in ukraine as the russian and ukrainian leaders meet for the 1st time to talk about ending the fighting. and finland gets a new prime minister she breaks the mold and in many ways will tell you what's so different about her. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us at least 5 people have been killed in a volcano eruption in new zealand another 20 have been injured the volcano off the north island erupted suddenly shortly after 2 pm local time spewing plumes of ash into the air around 50 people are thought to have been on the island up the. time
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and unknown number are still unaccounted for. panicked tourists watch as a wall of volcanic ash threatens to envelop them. the. minute . they bore witness to its might. 50 people were on the island emergency services ferried the injured in critical condition to the mainland it continues to be evolving situation. i know of tourists on or around the island at the time both new zealanders and visit is from the ses i know there will be
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a huge amount of consuming and anxiety for those who have loved ones on or around the island at the time and i can assure them doing everything they can. in the day visitors found themselves walking in what the mari's called the dramatic volcano little idea what was rumbling beneath their feet it is the country's most active volcano but fitful eruptions are rare. it's not a particularly big eruption is is seed it was kind of. well much like a throat clearing kind of a rupture i'm and that's why material probably won't have made it to my new zealand one my kid my only in new zealand. through clearing exercise and for those involved an unforgettable reminder that nature also and sometimes awful bain's to it will. well journalists caressa paramita has been following the story from
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all clint in new zealand we asked her about the progress of the rescue operation well the island itself is currently covered in ash and volcanic material and the authorities are taking cues from experts to determine when the search and rescue team can safely access the island they cannot access the island as it is too dangerous to do so police confirm that currently there is no communication with anyone still on the island and even though a no fly zone has been established activity appears to have diminished since the short bit of russian although people living near the area have been more warned to close all windows and doors and wear dust mask or handkerchief when they go out and about. now the world anti-doping agency wada has banned russia from taking part in international sports competitions for years that includes the upcoming tokyo olympics and 2020 and the beijing winter games in 2022 likable that
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russia should be punished for manipulating laboratory data planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats let's get more on this story from journalists is an expert on doping in sports heigho good to have you on the program we should say that you were the journalist who for us broke this story on government sponsored doping in russia what do you think of this 4 year ban is this a deserved punishment. i guess it's more than 2 thirds. because i think what happened and then russia for 4 years now is not only doping and it's also a story of doping cover up on a really huge extent on a very very high level for years and this has been supported by the russian government and or visit try to fabricate evidence that couple of weeks they tried
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too many prelate many plaited indeed and deleted evidence also wanted out scales so from my point of view is this is appropriate punishment some people even say it's not enough to say they have been asking and demanded a total ban that means russia should be totally excluded but not if you have to situation that for the next couple of years we will have russian f. leads with no russian anthem there's no russian flag and only allowed to compete under really strict conditions they have to undergo a very strict doping control regime before hand otherwise they are not allowed to compete that means it is a really harsh punishment for the russians and i'm very interested to learn what would happen the next couple of weeks i think they will appeal the decision they will go to cuss international court for obvious trade and sports and luzon and then we will see if that punishment will be executed yes or no but most of the people
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say it will happen how you say that this is a deserved punishment what about the russian perspective here we've heard russian officials say that their country is being targeted that other countries are also doping but russia is being singled out here is that true. i wouldn't say so as extent of doping as the evidence we have here is so overwhelming there's no question that is a really serious issue we have to face it doesn't mean that in other countries people don't dope but it is not the same evidence it doesn't look that is the same way in other countries and we have it currently proven in russia you talk about a systematic doping we don't talk about doping of we do with the individuals we don't talk about loopholes which may be maybe some estimates of who would like to have and use we talk about really a big system in place and that makes a difference so we can compare doping in many countries and i don't say that people are better than other countries i just say that as over the evidence is so
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meaningful is so big said say as no other choice to punish in this way or you we've heard a reaction already from the russian anti-doping agency rosado their director saying they don't think that an appeal will actually work will be effective and also that this is a real tragedy for clean athletes in russia what does this mean for russian athletes . it is really a very harsh punishment in essence we are really clean we don't open they are no so the people who have really really affected by things which have been caused by other people that is also correct but what can you do if you have a system in place which you cannot trust you never know and because of the fabrication of the many palatial city leeson of data you don't know which ethic is clean and which as it is not clean there is no real answer we can give on that so
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what can. the world support do as they have no choice and need to punish the system otherwise the system will not be changes if you chose they need to get some pressure from my point of view so at the very end it might also affect the cleanest plates but says no it on and have the right tiles that the journalist who 1st broke the story on government sponsored doping in russia joining us here thank you very much. now to some other news making headlines around the world police in india have a rest of the owner and manager of a factory destroyed in a fire that killed 43 people the blaze in the capital delhi broke out early on sunday as workers were sleeping inside it's believed it was caused by an electrical fault. calls are growing from prime minister to quit immediately protesters stage a sit in inside the building where joseph muscat has his office they insist that he should not wait until january to leave office as he has promised moscow is facing
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pressure over alleged links to the murder of a prominent journalist and nationwide protests in france over president to khan's pension reform policy have entered their 5th day bus and train services have been scaled down to cope with the strike in paris only 2 out of the city's 16 subway lines are running and many commuters opted to drive to work instead by 9 am traffic around the capital is stretched to 600 kilometers. the leaders of ukraine and russia are meeting in paris today to talk about the conflict in eastern ukraine it is the 1st time that vladimir putin and followed him are selenski have met and it's the 1st time in 3 years the talks focusing on ending the war there have been howled french president a man on a call and german chancellor angela merkel are brokering this meeting that the conflict started in 2014 and it's killed more than 13000 people it has displaced more than 1000000 the worst fighting has been in the donbass region our
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correspondent nick conley traveled there and sent us this report. close enough to see what the other side having for lunch that's how these ukrainian troops have spent the last few years just 300 meters from the russian backed separatists placing them on the whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like about maybe on the 1st night of the see saw you know it's a strange when there's no financial you get all nervous we're used to the shooting let's assume. the conflict may have fallen out of the headlines but the shooting and the death continues less than a 10 minute drive away a young woman out walking with her child was severely wounded by a stray bullet just last week. through the trenches alexander was in his 2nd year cadet school when the call for a recount when he rolled he could hardly have imagined that he would soon find himself a 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. everyone is tired of the war has parents wives worried about them
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back home but if the politicians can sort this out by talking why not if we withdraw from here it's not a disaster as long as no opponent. but than it does with. it off camera many soldiers are more skeptical they don't want to give up territory regain from the separatists and the cost of many lives. the present selenski of government is convinced that only a buffer zone between the front lines can bring peace. it's a short drive from the trenches to one of the region's biggest crossing points between government and separatist held territory thousands make the journey every day spending hours out in the cold. we're hoping for peace after all this time we need to resolve this war it's been 6 years since it all began i'm convinced on buses part of ukraine. for you isn't it if i don't understand what maclin makan want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some vodka together
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and put all this behind them if you put me to the pub with 3 he and i we need a united ukraine and we need an end to all this. so people don't have to suffer in these queues anymore that those which employ her. don't yet but if you cranes biggest cities it's less than half an hour's drive down the road behind me we can't go that the pro russian separatists in control of the city aware e of the foreign press present selenski was elected early this year on a promise to bring down your back to ukrainian government control that's what this meeting in paris is all about. back in the front line it's quiet at least during daylight hours silence allows time to think about the future. i'm not interested in this normandy summit what will happen will happen. this war needs to and i've lost so
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many comrades already but they're giving the other side making peace and that's going to be to the. repercussions of this war will be felt for years to come it's not just about the minds of grenades the litter this landscape it's about the war in people's heads that report from our correspondent nick connelly and he is in paris for the talks and joins us for more hi nick this will be the 1st ever meeting between ukraine's president selenski and president putin what do you think we can expect when these 2 meet. well to meet the expectations of very high indeed basically everyone has been waiting for this meeting since he was elected to ukraine's presidency earlier this year you'll have selenski the man who this time last year was a comedian and not in politics it's all up against that image putin who's been in charge of russia for almost 20 years that's longer than any recent russian leader since stalin the question is how he is political newbie will do in those talks
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williams lenski for his part has put a lot of work into getting this mission to happen a lot of legwork and he seems to think that the personal chemistry and that contact could actually really help to change things. change the political dynamics in a way that original negotiations haven't but very very tense situation here in paris lots of press all eyes and europe on paris today and this meeting very tight security and a lot to play for. you know president lansky has made a lot of concessions in order for these talks to even go ahead so what is at stake for him in paris. a great deal selenski was elected to the ukraine presidency on a promise to bring peace to bring ukrainians back to the normalcy they enjoyed for 2014 although this conflict has basically disappeared from the international headlines people wounded and killed in eastern ukraine on a daily basis millions of lost their homes so there's a real huge humanitarian cost to this conflict that we really underestimate maybe
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in western europe where this isn't daily news screens and beyond that there's a real sense that western european leaders particularly today's host a man on the call wants to get back to business as normal with putin's kremlin and will be putting a lot of pressure on ukraine to make concessions to allow them to withdraw the sanctions and to reengage with russia all right so a lot at stake a lot of pressure here how likely is it that these talks will come to any sort of agreement. well that's the $1000000.00 question this kind of summit tree is not an exact science the expectations are definitely high and the fact that they have got together is already a big deal meeting at this kind of level hasn't happened for the past 3 years but the question is what kind of what kind of concessions is the lansky willing to make is he willing to basically give up on parts of ukraine's sovereignty its its ability to decide its own future without asking moscow for permission and even if he does will the people back home in kiev accept it will there be a backlash from the people from the war veterans who've really invested so much of
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their their lives their security in keeping ukraine safe will they accept some kind of deal with russia that's the big question we're going to be here all day to keep our viewers updated on where this where these talks go that's right those talks have to get under way in a few hours time our correspondent nick connelly there in paris thank you. let's catch up now on some other stories making news around the world global arms sales totaled 420000000000 dollars and 2018 a 5 percent year on year increase according to a report from the stockholm international peace research institute u.s. companies accounted for well over half of all weapons sold by chinese manufacturers were not included in the report due to a lack of data. a lebanese business and who hit the headlines by buying up a large collection of nazi memorabilia has handed the objects to the holocaust museum in israel adela originally intended to destroy the items to stop them from falling into the hands of neo nazis and he feared would use them for propaganda
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purposes. and the man behind sesame street's big bird has died at the age of 85 happy to hear carroll spinning worked on the iconic children's educational t.v. show from its start 50 years ago until he retired last year he'd been suffering from a neurological disorder. now to finland which is likely to get its youngest ever prime minister 34 year old son martin has been nominated by the social democrats who lead the 5 party coalition government all 5 of those parties now have women at the helm of a finnish parliament is likely to confirm marian as you head of government in the next few days that will make her the youngest prime minister currently in office anywhere in the world. you know if you're in a pool of all bill and we have an aside i stay with us here in studio she's a finnish reporter following developments there for us hi ana thanks for joining us who is son and i mean what else are you content can you tell us about her well the
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interest in her definitely comes because she is just young rising star of politics with 34 years old she will be indeed the world's youngest prime minister previously discussed ukraine's prime minister alexey on choke and we know that there are a few young leaders around the world like in new zealand just in the ardor and like in austria so bussed in quotes but she indeed is very young she's well it might mean as a left leaning progressive social democrats she's an adamant defender off the social welfare system and a free education also because what she often points out she comes herself from a very modest background and she has made it all the way to prime minister. and she's also let's say a quite different type of politician than the prime minister she's not replacing on that in the west is over 50 year old male used to do politics behind closed doors in the background and muddiness does like young very well at their social media
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debater who also likes to politics very much in the public sphere what has brought her to power why are we seeing the change of leadership in finland well the former prime minister is from the same party as she is but the social democrats lost the trust of the confidence of governing coalition partner the central party. as it does in many other northern european countries finland as well is governed by several parties there are 5 parties in the government and as soon as one of these parties voices their mistrust of the prime minister things have to change but it's actually something that the social democrats are very much also welcoming. this much hope for face. lift off the party also wanting to attract more young voters so far it was very much an elderly people's party and what do people in finland think of sentiment well she's perceived as a very self-confident and very straightforward politician she's the sort of scandal
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free you know what to what to expect with her and she's also definitely going to push for a very environmentalists program already now the finish government has pledged for finland to become carbon neutral by 2035 it's very ambitious and offended us also still holding to chairmanship of the european union until the end of the year they want to push for similar climate goals and the european union money might be just the person to do that all right deb you correspondent and us at us there with us here in studio thank you for bringing us that story. now last week pirates kidnapped the crew of an oil tanker off the coast of nigeria it was the latest incident in a growing piracy problem there according to the international maritime bureau most maritime kidnappings now take place off of nigeria our correspondent funny for char
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went to the niger delta to find out the scale of the problem and how it is affecting local residents. from the outside the beautiful wetlands of nigeria inside a problematic his story we have read in the creeks of the niger delta. this region is already struggling with for theft with arms trafficking kidnapping and in recent years a number of business has begun to florida and u.s. coastline has become a hotspot for maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea. and this is where pirates operate from 11th of waterways but it's not only home to criminals could be no lives near by the river he's source of income he transports goods and people but he's careful since he was attacked by pirates. creeps like this. that. creates.
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the forest the armed men want to take the engine off his boat when they realized it wasn't good enough to live out him go they took his money instead from then on para could be nonstop through king after sunset we are very scared. when driving on the sea. because you don't know when exactly the comps so sometimes if they are that the only way they can go away with all your money so kyra see you see is a very big problem attacks by pirates is a problem worldwide but especially in the gulf of guinea they are on the rise along the coastline of west africa. they want to be there before pirates strike members of the nigerian navy are headed
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out of their legs headquarters to money toward the sea we are given rare access to accompany them on their daily patrol. we are about to call to you not to call off the coastal plain and this is let us pray differently that is what you think it. was. very good for. is responsible for navigation and training on board there is only one vessel that money tours hundreds of a day but the navy doesn't have enough vessels and personnel to prevent all piracy attacks. more train in position of more platform. minutes. for the vessels given the business off. the
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difficult is in this pensive another challenge west african countries have different policies to protect their waters in movies of the. countries in the gulf you need to come to them. because even though it's called the piracy and the never. find a loophole and they do this navy vessel is monitoring one part of the gulf of guinea an attack is reported on the same day a few 100 miles down self an oil tanker similar to this one passing by us has been targeted the nigerian navy is not there maritime security should start here in the niger delta before an attack happens from locals tell us they want to for e.t.s. to deploy more security to stop lawlessness in the creeks and to eradicate piracy altogether. now it has taken 100
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days but the berlin zoo has finally revealed that twin pandas born in august are boys the cubs have been named and the one china has lent their parents to the zoo for 15 years the panda birth sparked a debate about germany's stance towards human rights in china and even a campaign to name the cubs hong and kong in support of the pro-democracy protests . i let's get a reminder now of our top story here in d.w. police in new zealand say 5 people have died in a volcano eruption at a popular tourist destination a number of people have been injured emergency services say they do not believe there are any more survivors on the i'm. coming up next on d. w. news asia after 6 months of mass protests in hong kong we'll see how volunteers
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keep the supplies flowing for activists. and the heated debate in india as lawmakers start discussing a controversial siddhis should citizenship they'll. pull us a chance as those stories and more coming right up on due to the news asia please stay with us.
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