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or a look at the main world headlines. a state of emergency after violent protests, unrest spreads throughout the u.s. city of baltimore after a black man fatally wounded in police custody. thousands of national guard troops are being place. 8 million people have been affected by the massive earthquake in nepal, which tore through the himalayan country and saturday. time is of the essence to reach those trapped in the rubble. and no hope of reprieve. the mother of an australian
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death row inmate says her son will be executed by indonesian firing squad at midnight. the man is among nine drug convicts, mostly foreigners, due to be executed. also coming up in the show, kate moody tells us how france is losing ground, quite literally to china in the world of wine production. what is grabbing headlines around the world? do stay tuned for. ♪ we begin in the u.s. city of baltimore where a state of emergency has been declared after violent demonstrations triggered after a man fatally wounded in police custody. a week long custody announce. freddie gray died after a week
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in a coma. authorities are investigating how he was injured. reporter: baltimore's recently built senior center up in flames. a few blocks away, more homes are burning. rioting and looting sparked by the death of freddie gray while in custody continues late into the night. the governor of maryland declares a state of emergency, activating the national guard requesting up to 5000 more while enforcement officers. a 10:00 p.m. curfew has been set starting tuesday and will last at least a week. governor hogan: everybody believes we need to get to the bottom of what happened in the freddie gray incident. that is one whole situation. this is an entirely different situation. this is lawless gangs of thugs roaming the streets causing damage to property and injuring innocent people, and we are not going to tolerate that. reporter: while the boss baltimore
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police commissioner said the majority of rioters appear to be high school students, there are others. commissioner batts: each group was intended to kill and take out a police officer. reporter: elsewhere neighborhood groups patrolled the streets, raining and outsiders for encouraging young people to engage in violence. over a dozen police officers were injured in the riots while several stores were looted and set on fire. all this despite calls for calm by freddie gray's family. ms. darden: i want justice for my son, but not like this. do not tear up the whole city, man. it is wrong. host: the freddie gray case is a
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bitter reminder of other racial incidents. michael brown and eric garner are just other african american males who died while in contact with authorities. here is a look back at what happened since obama took power. reporter: three white house representatives at freddie gray's funeral. obama chose broader johnson broderick johnson to represent him. obama drew a lot of attention during his campaign, particularly in the black community. in march, 2008, the candidate gave a striking speech on racial identity. president obama: anger is real it is powerful, and to simply wish away, to condemn it without understanding its roots only serves to widen the chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races. reporter: strong words for the
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future president who did not want to be seen as a symbol of a single community. he spoke of a new, post-racial area in america. but soon enough, racial tensions and blunders were all over the news. in 2012 in florida, a black unarmed teenager, trayvon martin, was shot in killed by a white resident. president obama: when i think about this boy, i think about my own kids. reporter: when judges acquitted the suspect a year later president obama spoke out against it. president obama: when trayvon martin was first shot, i said this could have been my son. another way of saying that is that trayvon martin could have been me 35 years ago. reporter: in 2014, the michael brown case sent further shock waves across the country. the charges held against the white police officer accused of
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killing brownwood dropped -- killing brown were dropped, triggering mass protests. more than 50 years after martin luther king's march in washington racial tensions seem far from being result. host: away from the u.s., some 8 million people have been affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake claiming over 4000 lives in nepal. foreign aid workers from countries including china, india, and the u.s., have arrived in , where 1.4 million people are in danger. time is of the essence for those trapped underneath the rubble and for thousands of residents homes are now makeshift tents. reporter: thousands of nepalese continue to camp out in open air
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after fear of aftershocks in the possibility that their damaged homes could fall any moment. for days, many have been too scared to enter any building. as this resident explained monday -- >> for suffocation, i am planning to seek someplace. i never want to go inside the house because i feel unsafe. reporter: with structure is reduced to a pile of bricks, the trauma of saturday's earthquake is being felt by the entire population. eight from across the globe is rolling in, but time is of the f and -- aid from across the globe is rolling in, but time is of the essence. this indian search and rescue team pulled a nepalese woman from the debris monday. stuck for more than 50 hours she survived because there was just enough room to breathe. >> she was the between two slabs, but there was a cavity, and she is alive.
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[indiscernible] reporter: as these drone images show the damage to the capital is extensive. with streets, national monument, and areas of the city reduced to rubble, and the city is worse and rural areas. cut off by lamplight, the quick's victims have had to fend for themselves without outside food, electricity, or clean water. host: for more on this story, we speak with holly free in kathmandu. holly, thank you so much for speaking to "france 24." an increasingly difficult situation. describe to us the eight efforts getting underway. -- the aid efforts getting underway. holly, i am not sure if you can hear me, but i'm asking you regarding the aid efforts getting underway where you are. ok well, moving on.
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hopefully we will hear more on that story a little later in the show. next, no hope of reprieve. the mother of australian death row inmate myuran sukumaran will be killed in the night. he is among mostly foreigners who face an indonesian firin squad ing central java where they are being held. the group was convicted of being part of the heroin smuggling gang the bali 9. oliver farry reports. oliver: they are likely to be shot by firing squad early wednesday morning. australian prime ministers julie bishop has called on indonesia to halt the investigation into the corruption -- until a corruption investigation into two judges who presided over the
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case has taken place. prime minister bishop: the clemency process, so we urge the indonesian government to allow the process to proceed because of course executions are a revocable. oliver: indonesian president j oko widodo denied the request. the only two of the nine to face execution. the families paid their last visits to them on tuesday. they heard appeals of former see the day before. >> show some compassion, some mercy, carry on with their lives,. oliver: andrew chan married
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his girlfriend on tuesday. those accused include nationals from brazil, nigeria, in the niger, and the philippines. host: unrest is ongoing amid the president running for a third time in office. firing water cannons and tear gas and attempt to bring protests under control. the opposition claims people have been killed since violence began over the weekend. the president was the bid for a third time in office is unconstitutional. for more on the story, "france 24" duncan woodside is live. duncan, good afternoon. describe what you see? are classes ongoing? -- are clashes ongoing? docket: they are indeed. they have turned quite ugly, the police intervening including
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just by the university. we visited the university area just after the police intervened, and we got there just as a red cross ambulance was leaving. we asked the medical staff of the red cross vehicle whether the people being taken away and her bandage, whether they had suffered gunshot wounds, and the red cross refused to comment. we did recover from the scene some bullet casings, which you can see here. we are not sure of their plastic or metal but all of the evidence or most of the evidence at this stage does point to the police force using live ammunition because obviously protesters have died particularly on sunday. we have an ongoing situation here. i am currently close to the university. there have been roadblocks erected by protesters, although the police have been taking some of those down in the last few minutes of stop the police are currently going door-to-door in this area looking for suspects and people to arrest.
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i heard a gunshot just before we went on air. again, i'm not sure if that was plastic or real bullets, but the situation is extremely tense and people are very scared. in the university district while we were interviewing people, police can buy and people panic. -- police came by, and people panic. they just spread in all different directions. host: duncan, you touched on fear. they'll be keen not to repeat that violence. what happens next? duncan: obviously that is the key question. the country is approaching a state of crisis. both president pierre as a candidate for a third term in office, although the president is believed to maintain significant support in the countryside, so it is vertical
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to say what happens next. people do not trust the police that much is clear. they accuse it to be in late with the ruling party's youth militia. people are saying that they have trust in the army to sort the situation out. host: ok, ok woodside speaking to us from bujumbura. thank you so much for speaking to us this afternoon. it is 1:14 p.m. in the french capital. let's get a quick reminder of top stories. a state of emergency may amid a violent protests in baltimore. we're showing you live images of the city of baltimore. thousands of national guard troops are being deployed. in nepal, an estimated 8 million people have been affected by the massive earthquake, which for
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through the himalayan country on saturday, claiming well over 4000 lives. time is of the essence for rescue teams trying to reach those trapped in the river. no hope of reprieve, the mother of an astray in jethro -- an australian death row inmate will be executed by fire at midnight. myuran sukumaran is among nine drug convicts, mostly foreigners, due to be executed. kate moody joins me. we will start with a series of setbacks for the premise her. kate: it is a little more optimistic than you might expect given the situation that he finds himself in. remember, last week, negotiations in latvia to find a solution to greece's baylor problem failed to produce results. the two sides on meet face-to-face in brussels on wednesday. prime minister alexis tsipras was upbeat while speaking to greek television overnight in his first major tv interview since he elected in january.
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he said he expects a deal by may 9 before the scheduled payment of 750 million euros due to the imf. take a listen. prime minister tsipras: i believe we are close to a deal. i believe if no one wants to undermine or to pedal the negotiation, we are close to an excepted package. now that we have reached the final stretch, we have found that we need to reshuffle team because we need to have full control and be as efficient as possible. we are at a critical stage, the final stage. kate: that re-shuffle he referred to appears to be reducing the parents of outspoken finance minister canister caucus -- finance minister yanis varoufakis. while publicly the greek government still report -- still supports them, he is giving his role as finance, they have a new
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policy negotiating team, the finance minister's chief economist will take the role in brussels. greece is trying to convince its international and european creditors that its reforms are enough to unlock the 7.2 billion euros worth of bailout loans that it needs to help repay its debt. the u.k. economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the first three months of the year. according to gdp growth of just .3%. it could be a blow for the conservative liberal government coalition, as josh vardey explains. josh: the conservative leader david cameron has been at the forefront of israel election campaign, but the latest figures show it to be showing down -- forefront of his reelection campaign, but the latest figures show it to be slowing down. the last quarter of 2014, the economy was re: slowing down six months ago going from .7 for
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seven -- .7% to .4% in the last was of u.k. government was exciting growth to slow but only .1%. on monday, cameron was out on the campaign trail promising a better economy if he were to win a second term. promised her cameron: the taxes with cut, the rates we have frozen, the businesses we have boosted, all of those things are at risk. josh: the economy is heavily reliant on services, and the result of construction production, and manufacturing sectors. with 2.8% growth across the 2014, the u.k. is still the strongest, but the u.s. is expected to take over during the year. kate: red across the major u.s. indices. the notable exception is the athens stock exchange, that
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appears to be boosted by its prime minister's upbeat forecastle stop investors wary of this week both the meeting at the u.s. federal reserve. the central bank could give some news unexpected interest rate hike. earnings report moving the markets. let's take a look at some of those in more detail now. a fourth straight year of gains for panasonic. the japanese electronics i said it's operating profits rose 25% after years of losses on consumer electronics like tv's and smartphones. panasonic has seen a boost of sales of high-tech auto-parts like navigation systems and batteries. a dutch competitor did not fare so well. phillips reported a 28% fall in its first-quarter net profit, even as the sales rebounded with a weaker euro. the cost of trying to spin off its lighting business and focusing on selling medical equipment and consumer lifestyle products. bp said its first quarter
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profits were hit by low oil prices. after-tax profit of 2.4 billion euros compared to 3.5 billion this time last year. bp is trying to reorganize its business to come as a for a period of sustained lower oil prices. and finally in the world of wine production, france's losing ground quite literally to china. china has overtaken france as the country with the second-most acres of vineyards in the world. squeaking just ahead with 10.6%. spain still has the most vineyards in the world. it may not come as a huge supplies given that china has about 15 times more landmass than france. they grow cabernet sauvignon and merlot. it had in particular received international acclaim. one good site for french wine lovers, france has retaken at spot of the world was the top producer of wine.
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last year it made 17% of global win supplies. very good indeed it was all that wine. host: thanks very much for keeping us up-to-date with the business headlines for sup let's take a look at what is going on around it will. florence elamin oh is here. -- florence villeminot is here. time to take a look at what is grabbing headlines around the will. florence villeminot joins me now. flo, a lot of focus on the situation in nepal. florence: that is right, it is still front-page news. the front page of "china daily," the main chinese newspaper, is focusing on the eight is pointing in -- on the aid relief, aid is pouring in. there's a shortage of medical quitman and food and it encourages readers to donate to the nepalinininininininininininininininininin
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the timee -- to the nepal cause that it is important to be a friend and a time of need. "the independent" is talking about a nation that is still counting its debt. -- its dead. host: growing unrest in baltimore this morning. florence: absolutely. it is a growing story. this one is from "the daily beast," quite symbolic this story. it is talking but how the bloods and the crips have teamed up to protest baltimore's cops. they are very notorious gangs very bitter rivals. they have called a truce and not only that but united to fight against police brutality. the "daily beast" says -- are
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things so bad in baltimore that two rival gangs are joining forces? baltimore might be a kaunas speaks to people because of a certain tv show called "the wire." that might be why it brings a bill for some people. this article -- david simon, the creator of this very famous crime series, and you can see he is calling for peace on the streets, his message to the "rioters" on the streets today, turn around, go home, please. many things have to be done about police brutality in the united states, but violence and destruction is really an affront to the misery memory of freddie gray, the man who died in police custody. his voice, according to "slate," is particularly important because in the past he has been critical of police officers police force in baltimore, so his message for peace is very significant. host: it could carry some weight
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there. thanks, flo. here in france, the number of job seekers have increased. florence: that is right. it has gone to a record 3.5 million jobseekers, but you can see here, the main business paper here in france is saying there is no cause for hope in the present but in the future, in the long run. this is according to a report that the ministry of labour is going to receive about the horizon andin 2022, what is the job market going to be in seven years time? unemployment will be around 8% in seven years. a pretty good unemployment rate compared to where do this now. why this major change? this is going to be a massive wave of baby boomers who are going to retire. this is going to open the job
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market to other people who are looking for jobs right now, but there is a funny twist. not only are the baby boomers going to open up the market because they will be leaving their jobs -- they will also be creating jobs because of their future needs. because the aging population there will be an increase in demand of jobs related to old age, for instance nursing jobs or care whether it is in hospitals, nursing homes, or even in people's homes. you can see their take on things, saying that old age is a good bet for a career in the future. host: let's stay in france and take a look at the jean-marie le pen, he allegedly has a swiss bank account. florence: that is right, this is a major story that was leaked on an investigative website it is getting a lot of attention, and i'm sure we will be hearing a lot about it. this is an article in particular talking about jean-marie le pen's hidden money in
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switzerland. according to the paper, he held a hit in swiss bank accounts he is a trust overseen by his butler. according to the website, his account contained 2.2 million euros, including 1.7 million euros in goldp1utt8ú÷p÷
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. nonviolence. reconciliation. idealistic notions or a reality that may just be within our grasp if we approach conflict with a new perspective? i'm mike walter in los angeles. let's take it full frame. ♪ mention forest whitaker's name an


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