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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 authorities say an unknown number of people are unaccounted for also coming up russia is banned from all global sports events for 4 years the world anti-doping agency says moscow tried to stop drug cheats from being exposed it means no russian team at the next olympic games. more than 13000 dead and a 1000000 displaced our correspondent correspondent goes to the frontlines of the
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conflict in ukraine as a russian and ukrainian leaders meet for the 1st time to talk about ending the fighting. plus on patrol with the nigerian navy as they work to combat piracy. reality not to call malta off the coastal plain get them this is to put a period pretty tough currency. piracy is on the increase southwest africa our correspondent finds out what's being done to protect lives and shipping there. i'm sumi so much gonda 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 stealing plumes of ash
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into the air around 50 people are thought to have been on the island at the time and unknown number are still unaccounted for. panicked tourists watch as a wall of volcanic ash threatens to envelop them. minutes . age know they bore witness to its might. survivor scrambled on to boat 50 people were on the island emergency services ferried the injured in critical condition to the mainland it continues to be evolving situation we know. a number of tourists on or around the island at the time both new zealanders and visitors from the ses i know there will
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be 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 police are doing everything they can barely or 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 fatal eruptions are rare. it's not a particularly big eruption is is seed it was kind of. almost like a throat clearing kind of eruption and that's why material probably won't have made it to a new zealand what my kid my only in new zealand. through clearing exercise and for those involved an unforgettable reminded that nature also and sometimes awful
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bain's to its own will. journalist. has been following the story from auckland 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 if they already start taking cues from experts to determine when the search and rescue team can safely access the island surely 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 list of russian although people living near the area have been warm warm to close all windows and doors and where a dust mask or handkerchief when they go out and about and that was journalist carus apparently to speaking to us earlier from auckland new zealand now the world anti-doping agency wada has banned russia from taking part in international sports
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competitions for 4 years that includes the upcoming tokyo olympics and 2020 and the beijing winter games in 2022 why the rule that russia should be punished for manipulating laboratory data planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive thing tests that could have helped identify drug cheats. let's get more on this story from journalist hyla sampled he is an expert on doping in sports heigho good to have you on the program we should say that you were the journalist who 1st 1st 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 russia for 4 years no it's not only doping and it's also a story of doping cover up on the really huge extent on a very very high level for years and says has been supported by the russian
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government and obviously that tried to fabricate evidence of couple of weeks they tried too many prelate menu plated 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 we 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 are only allowed to compete under really strict conditions have to undergo a very strict doping control regime before hand otherwise they're 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 clothes on and
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then we will see if that punishment will be executed yes or no but most of the people say it will happen higher 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 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 who talk about a systematic doping we don't talk about doping of we do with the individuals we don't talk about loopholes which maybe maybe some estimates of who would like to have and use we talk about really a big system in place and that makes
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a difference so we can compare doping in many countries and i don't say is that people are better and other countries i just say that as over the evidence is so 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 receive 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 pleasures of the deletion of data you don't know which
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ethic is clean and which as it is not clean there's no real answer you can give on that so what can. the world support to do as they have no choice and need to punish the system otherwise the system will not be changed as a future as they need to get some pressure from my point of view so at the very end it might also affect a few cleanest slates but it is no alternative all right tiles that's what the journalist who 1st broke the story on government sponsored doping in russia joining us here thank you very much and earlier what i was also asked what impact that decision would have on the 2022 football world cup let's listen it just to clarify can you say whether this means that russia will or will not have to play at the 2022 world cup in qatar. on assuming i qualify. as a going to qualify. if they qualify then. i can sing
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representing russia cannot participate but it seems neutral if there's a mechanism put in place and new troops they can apply to dissipate on a neutral basis not as representatives of russia. well let's check in now on some other stories making headlines around the world police in india have arrested the owner and manager of a factory destroyed in a fire that killed 43 people the blaze in the capital delhi broke off early on sunday as workers were sleeping inside it's believed it was caused by an electrical fault. calls are growing for malta prime minister to quit immediately protesters staged a sit in inside the building where josef was scott has his office they insist he should not wait until january to leave office as he had promised most of us facing pressure over alleged links to the murder of a prominent journalist. a nationwide protests in france over president pension reform policy have entered their 5th day bus and train services have been scaled
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down to cope with the strike in paris only to metro lines are running and many drove to work instead by 9 am traffic jams around the capital stretched to 600 kilometers. you're watching the news still to come on our show finland gets a new prime minister she breaks the mold in many ways we'll tell you what's different about her. but 1st the leaders of ukraine and russia have started arriving in paris for a meeting to talk about the conflict in eastern ukraine it is the 1st time in 3 years the talks focusing on ending the war there have been held and it is the 1st time but let me put and slow to me selenski have met a french president a man i call and german chancellor angela merkel are brokering this meeting the conflict started in 2014 and it has killed more than 13000 people and displaced more than 1000000 the worst fighting has been in the donbass region our
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correspondent nick conley traveled there and he 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 facing them the whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like that maybe on the 1st night of the cease fire it's a strange and there's no fun at all you get all nervous we're used to the shooting and. 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 to be really wounded by a stray bullet just last week our guide through the trenches on xander 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 by 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. everyone is tired of the war as parents wives worried about them
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back home 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 just the same but then there's retorted. but 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. a president 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. if i don't understand what madeline mccann want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drinks on fought together and put all
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this behind them if you put me to the pub with 3 he and i ok you know we need a united ukraine and that's a 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 a wary of the foreign press presence lensky was elected earlier this year on a promise to bring down yet 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. but 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. 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 mines and grenades the litter this landscape 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 are very high indeed basically everyone has been waiting for this meeting since he was elected to ukraine's presidency early 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 because he will do in those talks. for his
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part has put a lot of work into getting this meeting to happen a lot of legwork 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 in eastern 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 before 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 it is a real huge humanitarian cost of 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 the men on the call want 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. and we taped that interview with our correspondent a few hours ago 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 the finnish parliament is likely to confirm as the new head of government in the coming days it will make her the youngest prime minister currently in office anywhere in the world. and we have an aside as they 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 you can continue tell us about her well the
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interest in her definitely comes because she's disjunct rising star of politics with 34 years old she will be indeed the world's youngest prime minister previously just was ukraine's prime minister alexey honcho took 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 sebastian quotes but she indeed is very young she's well it might mean as a left leaning progressive a social democrat 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 alters social media debater
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who also likes to politics very much in the public sphere what has brought her to power why are we seeing this 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 off governing coalition partner the central party. 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 a face lift off the party also wanting to attract more. young voters so far it's also very much an elderly people's party and what do people in finland think of santa mahdi she's perceived as a very self-confident and very straightforward politician she's 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 end foreign mental program already now it's finished government 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 and martin might be just the person to do that are a correspondent anesthetist 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 and 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 went to the niger delta to find out the scale of the problem and how it is affecting local residents. from the outside the
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beautiful wetlands of nigeria inside a problematic history we have read in the boston creeks of the niger delta. this region is already struggling with oil theft with arms trafficking kidnapping and in recent here is another business has begun to florrie no jewess course line has become a hotspot for maritime piracy and draw barry at sea. and this is where pirates operate from a labyrinth of waterways but it's not only home to criminals lives near by the river the source of income transports goods and people he's careful since he was attacked by pirates the issue creeps like misplaces when they. drive down to the creeks there if the 1st
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the armed man wanted to take the engine of his boat when they realized it wasn't good enough they let him go they took his money in stat from then on the parrot bina stopped working after sunset we are very scared. when driving on the sea or in the river because you don't know when exactly the comms so sometimes if they are stuck on the way the. where with all your money so i receive. 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. because. they want to be there before pirates strike members of the nigerian navy are headed out of their legs headquarters to money toward the sea they are given rare access
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to accompany them on their daily patrol. we are about politics not to call them out on the cost of legs and this is a legit training differently it 7 is not anything it. was a long. good thing. very good. quality is responsible for navigation and training on board there is only one vessel that my. he tours hundreds of not to come out today but the navy doesn't have enough vessels and personnel to prevent piracy attacks folly is near for more training in a position of more platform a condition of every man's spirit is for the vessels given the business of. all is that it is because it is in this space if another challenge west african countries have different policies to protect their waters in movies of the order of
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the. countries in the gulf of the need to come to them too if it's even more lethal you don't because even though there is the abyss to call the paris it never was a modern day i will find a loophole and they do this navy vessel is monitoring one part of the gulf of guinea and 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 locals tell us they want a thory to deploy more security to stop lawlessness in the creeks and to eradicate piracy altogether. now it has taken $100.00 days but the berlin zoo has finally revealed that twin pandas born and august are boys the cubs have been named among china has lent their parents to the
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zoo for 15 years now the pent up birth sparked a debate about germany's stance towards human rights in china and even a campaign to name the cubs hong kong in support of the pro-democracy protests. let's get a recap now of our top story here on 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 service say they do not believe there are any more survivors on the island. coming up next on news asia after 6 months of mass protest in hong kong we'll see how volunteers keep the supplies flowing for activists. and a heated debate in india as lawmakers start discussing a controversial citizenship though. most of china's those stories and more coming
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