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and. this is the w. news line from berlin the u.s. president goes out west to celebrate the nation's birthday and then a time of crisis. president i'm trying to celebrating the eve of this year's 4th of july holiday at the mount rushmore monument in south dakota but local native americans are afraid that the event could lead to an outbreak of the coronavirus and their fragile community also on the program to. archaeology underwater flooded communities in mexico to yield
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well preserved remains of how people lived and worked more than 10000 years ago. i'm going to welcome to the program u.s. president is in the western state of south dakota where he's observing early 4th of july holiday celebrations trump chose the mount rushmore monument honoring past presidents as the backdrop for this year's ceremony that comes as much of the u.s. is grappling a spike in corona virus cases local native americans are fearful that the event or restrictions are not being enforced could lead to an outbreak of the virus in their community president trump has addressed the audience of several 1000 spectators here's some of what he had to say. i am here is your prose the ridgeline before the
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country. and before the world this monument will never be desecrated. have already defeated. their legacy will never ever be destroyed have their achievements will never be forgotten and mount rushmore will stand for ever as it eternal tribute to our forefathers have and to our freedom it was. was to talk a bit more about this controversial event i'm joined now by our reporter simon bone simon welcome why did trump one to hold this event at mount rushmore what's the significance of all well he's not the 1st president to do so it's an american icon with the 4 presidents and one of the symbols of the united states so there's there's clearly that but it's been a long time since a president actually appeared there at the 4th of july i believe george bush the
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elder was the last one to do so around 30 years ago. but this year it has specific this special significance because of the various protests the unrest that's been happening in the united states and around the world. which began with the confederate statues but when told where to criticize to the presidents behind him. george washington and thomas jefferson for who were slave holders and. so that that is clearly one of the reasons why he's he's he's doing that in fact the other 2 presidents as well have have been criticized there is that there's a statue of teddy rose teddy roosevelt in new york that's in danger of coming down and lincoln the man who freed the slaves during the civil war and led the nation. his statue in london where it was was vandalized during a protest there health experts and byron mentalists and native american activists have all voiced concerns about this event taking place why. where their concerns
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and why were they not heard by the white house well as you've mentioned the native americans have a specific concern about covert 19 they say statistically that they are more susceptible to to catching this disease and it's a concern of theirs this is in the middle it's near their land. the lakota sioux other or the people who live in western south dakota and they're concerned that this could spread the disease with 7000 people there in a relatively confined area no social distancing and no requirement to wear a mask they are being suggested to do so very few people seem to be actually doing that. but also there's the broader concern like i say this to look oh to live in this area rushmore is in their sacred land it used to be part of the reservation that was taken away from them many years ago and so they're saying this is an opportunity to voice some of their longstanding concerns about how they live and
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where they live about the things that were taken away from them and they're still very poor standard of living compared the rest of the country i mean both thank you very much. let's now take a quick look at some of the other stories making news around the world brazil's president has used his veto power to water down legislation requiring the wearing of face masks the populist leader removed provisions that would have made masks mandatory in businesses and churches nationwide brazil has the world's 2nd most coronavirus infections and deaths. the remains of $24.00 resistance fighters have been welcomed home to algeria and it's all a military ceremony the men were killed in the 19th century fighting against french colonial rule their skulls have been kept in a french museum. british prime minister boris johnson has set out a list of 59 countries from where travelers can enter england starting on july 10th
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without having to go into quarantine countries like the us sweden and brazil are not on the list. to beirut now where people have been taking to the streets to mourn a man who shot himself in broad daylight on a busy sidewalk in the lebanese capital activists blame the suicide on the government's handling of the economic crisis that has ravaged the country since last year levanon scare and she has plunged to record lows causing sood prices to skyrocket nearly half of the population was already living below the poverty line before and more and more lebanese are now going hungry. i it was an act of desperation for everyone to see. a man shot himself dead on this bustling beirut shopping street leaving behind a note and then lebanese flags. that. my cousin killed himself out of
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hunger you garbage government worker and hospital he put his stuff next to him his mobile phone and sunglasses and then he laid down his clean judicial record handed paper saying i am not and he ready and covered both up with another news flash. good to be said for. the dead man's anguish brought people to the street his know to refer to a quote from a popular revolutionary song alluding to hunger. 6 6 hunger has become a problem in beirut the city once known as the paris of the middle east. last year lebanon's economy slipped into an abrupt downward spiral huge and sustained anti-government protests led to a new cabinet in january but things didn't improve and the corona crisis piled on top of the economic crisis soaring food prices and job losses are fueling despair
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across the country of officiating. there's nothing we can't buy anything anymore neither meats nor chicken nor anything real the fact that you i see pictures of these foods in magazines and all i can do is crave a shot shot people are hungry they're broke they're desperate and shot little it's enough people are exploding. the pain of one man echoes through the streets of beirut is city as volatile as a disc desperate. a course and istanbul as sentenced a former. leader of rights group amnesty international to 6 years in prison the verdict against tun or kill its on terror charges brought and to what critics say was a politically motivated trial targeting opposition activists the court sentenced 3 other turkish defendants to prison and acquitted 7 german activist now was one of
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those who escaped a jail sentence his arrest in istanbul 3 years ago it triggered a crisis in relations between germany and turkey. and spoke with pain and asked him what he makes of today's verdict well we would have expected the acquittal or all 11 of us this would have been a good foundation for human rights in turkey but we saw the opposite 4 of us receiving jail sentences we hope that we came go into the appeal court with it so that sentences will not be legally binding by ensuing. still i'm happy about my acquittal but it also gives me the energy to know a campaign for the left over for it to be created the german activist mess speaking to us earlier we also asked his lawyer who was at the trial in istanbul about the significance of the verdicts. for all of these human rights defenders and we could
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be united group and together they have tried to prevent human rights violations and to support human rights advocates beers associations or foundations and they were punished because of this activity because lawyers we've been working on the farms for 3 years and gotten what we saw in the files and when you look at the human rights violations that these people have been subjected to in the past through their arrest and the violation of their own basic rights this verdict of course goes no way towards making things right. and football the german cup final takes place here in berlin on saturday with leverkusen facing barring it the game would normally bring thousands of fans to the german capital but the pandemic means that this year will see a subdued affair league champions by him have a chance of securing a double lever goes in meanwhile are seeking the 2nd german cup triumph and their
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history. berlin's olympic stadium there if the fans this year because of the pandemic. the city itself will also be without the usual throngs of football fanatics. who her. it's a bittersweet final for many not least for the members of live accused and only fun club in the german capital they rarely miss in the way game the most loyal have backed by or for over 13 years started reebok with limited leverkusen played in berlin which they seldom did except in the bundesliga we were always in the stadium . as i just always from what has occurred when you've got the chance again after 27 years to be in the final and to win the cup when they've accused. amateurs sites to win their only german cup in 1993 with kiersten scored the winner in a one nil victory and the striking still worked hopes for an end to the true free
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drug for a club with tortillas for its ability to snatch 2nd place from the jaws of 1st one had a shot in i don't on the we could or should have lifted one or 2 trophies we were always close we were in the final twice and when you factor in the last league championships we should have won more than had to munch on and i don't know. the current team is desperate for a 2nd german cup captain laws bend left that in no doubt. it's going to the movies this year we have the chance and the ambition we'll approach it hungrily tomorrow so that we can finally bring a trophy buck to leave for coosa again this weekend and she's in the group was in school at least it should be so much this fear of the cops presentation is the brand new system makes its debut at the olympic stadium. the death of george floyd in police custody has sparked an ongoing conversation about racial injustice in the united states and around the globe now the current climate may
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lead to an important victory for native american rights activist after fed ex a key sponsor of the n.f.l.'s washington redskins called on the american football team to change their name the club might finally give in to the pressure on friday team owner dan snyder announced that the redskins what embark on a thorough review of their name which has been deemed offensive by native american groups for decades the cleveland indians have also announced plans to look into changing their name. archaeologists and mexico say they found some of the best preserved remains of human activity from more than 10000 years ago but they didn't just pick them up on a typical excavation site they've had to go underwater with diverse to explore caves in the yucatan peninsula that were flooded by rising sea levels thousands of years ago. a labyrinth of flooded caves with extremely tight
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passages and rough rock for missions rising seas filled them with water thousands of years ago but even before then these caves would have been dangerous to go into over the last 15 years archaeologists have been finding signs of human life deep inside the caves gave up fire pits stone tools and human bones. what's really remarkable about this. preservation this is incredibly rare in archaeology to far and evidence for human activity that's. and this well preserved . why were people venturing into such unwelcoming places the recent discovery of an oak or mine in the caves provides a clue. a pigment derives from clay giving yellows and reds was surprised by early peoples in the americas it was used for things like cave paintings and burial ceremony is. archaeologists believe the color was so precious that 12000 years ago
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people were willing to brave the dangerous maze of caverns just to get a hold of it. so watching d.w. news from berlin for let's don't forget you can always get the latest news around the clock on our website that's dot com thanks for joining us. this to some bookstore stubborn rice farmer from thailand. is crito no chemicals. his wife thought it was crazy.

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