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it would there be if it is. only. this is g.w. news live from berlin somalia's capital mogadishu was rocked by a massive car bomb blast took place during morning rush hour at a busy checkpoint authorities say at least 70 people were killed and many more injured. also coming up a mass exodus from northwestern syria after 2 weeks of bombardment from syrian and russian forces the u.n. says 230000 people have been displaced most of them women and children.
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good to have you with us. authorities in the somali capital mogadishu say at least 78 people have been killed by a truck bomb the explosion hit during morning rush hour at a busy security checkpoint it's the deadliest attack to rock the smaller capital in years and was. survivors of a massive truck bomb explosion being ferried to hospital out of all the attacks the capital suffered in 2019. this is the worst. i've been here all the beauty of it knocked me to the ground with its force i've never seen such an explosion in my entire life will be much. more mention of that was once the
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blast took place as i was getting off a minibus. i was on my way to work the short of it my leg got injured some of. the tangled wreckage on saturday morning the people of mogadishu were gearing up for the new working week when the bombers struck. a truck loaded with explosives was detonated at a busy control checkpoint the explosion led to many deaths and injuries. that was. most of those who died here were students who were going to school or university. in the middle of it a bus ferrying students to classes and lectures. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet but scenes like this of quickly familiar on the streets of the capital the un backed government in mogadishu is struggling to take control of the
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country the militant islamist group al-shabaab has carried out deadly attacks here in the past now once again the people of this city are mourning their dead. joining me now on the line is abilities below who is reporting from the region and . tell us what's the somali government's response to the attack at the moment. well there is a federal in mogadishu one of the responded to saturday's deadly constitution and the prime minister of somalia. constituted a technical committee comprising of government officials to oversee. those egypt. abroad and receive a proper medical care not in this case several countries among them turkey has offered to send a medical team and airlift some of the wounded to turkey for specialized treatment
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because most of them some degree of bun and others also lost their lives so that is medical and from the government but in terms of the security wise the government says it does that security along on its checkpoints because militant group al-shabaab is known to stage a deadly attack as the year comes to an end because it wants to show that it's a formidable force under the major threat to the government forces african union troops and its international partners and what about the people there on the ground how do people in mogadishu cope with these kinds of attacks that they experience far too often. exactly that's the one possum question that's making rounds even on social media people and saying how will we continue living in such a condition we not see peace what's happening why why why is the government of somalia not able to end this militant insurgency understand that al-shabaab is the 2nd group of began in early 2007 flowed into the 12th year so.
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locals on the ground rather are questioning of the government's motive as to how it has been able to contain this intelligence and for all this on despite all of the support it has consumed constantly from its international partners as well as the multi national african union troops in somalia that allowed somalia. throughout the country so people are asking what are they going to need and the government says that it is suffering from an embargo that was imposed in 1000 men to do that. and it could be for the better to al-shabaab of the locals are not taking this lightly and are calling on the government to make sure the civilians especially young people are protected in the future. what impact is an attack like this have beyond somalia. well one of the militant group al-shabaab is known to carry out kind of attacks in the recent weeks it'll also marriage to carry out similar
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attacks but not of this magnitude in neighboring countries such as kenya so also about overall according to security checks the if you want to show that it's a formidable force because in recent months the united states african wing of its military zone is african as one of the somali government has been saying time and again that an militant group al-shabaab is weakened and one way to these attacks by al-shabaab proves is that it wants to create more systems more sense as if it's a powerful force in the can that's why it's carrying out such kind of explosions to show that it still exists and contrary to the u.s. on the saudi government offensive that it's beaten false. all right below it thank you for being there reporting for us and a reminder that the jihadist group al shabaab is often behind these kind of attacks but no one has yet claimed responsibility for this attack now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world more heavy rains
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and flooding there forced thousands of families to flee villages and farms in western kenya close to 2000000 people in east africa have been affected the past 2 months with hundreds having died the rains are expected to ease up only at the end of the month. algeria's president whom has named an educator and diplomat as prime minister. said his top challenge would be to regain the confidence of algerian society protest against algeria as political establishment have persisted since to boone was elected earlier this month algeria's pro-democracy movement boycotted the election. india's main opposition party has been holding rallies against a disputed new citizenship law congress party leader gandhi says said the government was ignoring the will of the people by pushing the law through its fast track citizenship for non muslim migrants from afghanistan bangladesh and pakistan . 3 skiers were killed when they were buried by an avalanche on the ski on
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a ski slope in south to roll italy the woman in 2 girls all german nationals died when a sheet of snow broke loose above the totals eg slope at an elevation of 2400 meters 2 other people were injured in the incident. the un says more than 230000 people have been displaced in a province in northwestern syria as russian backed syrian government forces intensify their military campaign there the province is the last major area held by anti-government rebels and there's the hottest allies it's also home to $3000000.00 civilians many of whom came from other war torn parts of syria the u.n. estimates that 80 percent of those fleeing now are women and children they're headed to refugee camps flooded by heavy winter rains which is raising concerns of a humanitarian disaster along the turkish border the syrian russian bombardment is
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part of a new offensive to return that region to syrian government control. and following this story more closely for us is a reporter even him. so a very complicated situation what impact is this military campaign having on the humanitarian situation there so william what we're seeing now is a full scale ground offensive that is taking this province by storm so government forces have captured over 40 villages so far and people are fleeing their homes and scores as you mentioned many of them are fleeing to other parts of syria but this is a country that has been torn by war for the better part of the current decade so people are fleeing to places where they're going to need more help than the people there already need help others are fleeing towards the turkish border turkey has taken in over 4000000 refugees but $1000000.00 just well $1000000.00 are in the border
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region so we're really looking at more refugees going to a place that is already suffering greatly and is in great need of humanitarian assistance it's also wintertime so this is not helping the situation on the ground at all and this offensive it's ratcheted up in the last few weeks any talk of deescalating well president trump tweeted russia syria and iran are killing or on their way to killing thousands of innocent civilians in the province and he said don't do it turkey is working hard to stop this carnage however the united states does not have a lot of leverage on the ground as our viewers may remember the united states with drew all of its troops earlier this year much of the criticism of of basically everyone in the world so this will be left to russia which is a huge player in this particular conflict it is backing the government forces assad regime forces and turkey which is has been supporting the rebels and turkey has already sent a delegation to moscow earlier this week and they are pressuring russia for. a
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deescalation agreement this is however not very promising as there was already a deescalation agreement in place which has obviously not held so it's the last provinces. held by rebels put this in context for us the bigger picture the larger conflict all over syria. what role does this play so obviously you know it's very hard to keep track of who is fighting whom on behalf of whom in syria i mean russia which is now a huge player only came into the picture around 2015 and now they're really holding all the cards but it looked province really holds huge symbolic value for the rebels and for the regime it was one of the 1st places where anti-government protests broke out in 2011 it is also home to a major highway which has been blocked by rebels since 2012 so taking it again by the by the assad regime is not only economically a huge deal but also symbolically
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a huge win for assad right abraham thanks very much for your insights. australia is bracing for its bushfire crisis to worsen as a heat wave since temperatures into the forty's authorities have called on the military to help the widespread fires are also devastating to australian wildlife including koalas cyclists near the city of adelaide happened across this parched koala and offered it water after giving all 7 of their bottles to the animal the group cycled home thirsty in 40 degree heat officials fear thousands of koalas have died in the fires. and no i think. the 1st half of the current bonus league season has offered plenty of surprises relative newcomers every leipsic sit top of the table and right behind them in 2nd place are. recalling that club's glory days of the $970.00 s.
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. marco's a style of play has been a big part of blood back success pressing high up the pitch quick transition between defense and attack more push towards goal the results of the 1st season half were impressive. this is the future we're enjoying being higher up in the standings because it's important that we understand what's happening this is special for us but it's not by chance we've worked hard for this week after week in the whole 1st half of the season and we're proud of. setbacks during the 1st season half didn't throw blood back off balance newcomers brail them below and. are a perfect fit for the system and a boost for team spirit. from the start we've gotten along well even off the pitch or in the locker room you can see that on the pitch to every player who gets a chance shows the coach what qualities he has being successful together is the most important thing a good mind some of. which takes a strong cohesion and successful football that's what characterizes brucia at the
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moment. and it brings back memories of the 970 s. when the club was one of the best in europe. is a club that has definitely made a lot of history. at the moment we are in the process of putting the whole thing back on stable footing and that's. when it comes to that is the tradition and the president are certainly very closely connected. to ground work has been laid for making more history and should be locked. up don't forget you can always get t.w. news on the go just download our app from google play all from the apple app store that i give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can also use that if you have to send us photos photos and videos from where you are. you're watching you get your
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