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phil: this is dw news. a spectacular heist straight from a hollywood movie. early mning smashsh and grab roery sees thieves break into the royal palace in the german city of dresden, and they make off with diamonds and jewelry of immeasurable cultural value. the truth about china's detention camps for uyghurs muslims. china insists they are voluntary education centers. documents reveal them to be part of beijing's plan to subdue the minority.
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hong kong's leader says she will listen to voters. pro-democracy candidates make massive gains as the probating vote lapses in municipal elections. a merger brings together the worlds of fashion and jewelry. louis vuitton moet hennessy buys stephanie for $60 billion. is it a bling bling match made in heaven? i am phil gayle. welcome to the program. it is a heist straight out of a hollywood movie here to here in germany, thieves broke into europe's most renowned museums and made off with 18th-century jewelry. policed in the eastern city of dresden sending the rate of the green vote collection took place
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in the earlier hours of the morning. it is home to more than 4000 objects made of ivory, gold, silver, and jewels. >> dresden's green vote museum home to one of europe's greatest collections of treasures. now, it is a crime scene after burglars snatched up to 95 pieces of 18th-century jewelry including diamonds and rubies. this is one of the sets that was stolen. exactly how many items were taken is still unknown. dresden p police say the thieves entered through a winindow. cctv footage shows them heang to a display cabinetet and matching -- and smashing the glass with an ax. by the time the authorities arrived, the burglars are long gone. a nationwide hunt is underway. security measures were considered adequate. >> it is not just the statete at
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collections that were robbed but us saxons. we want to get a sense of the damage in the investigative work. >> the collection in dresden was founded in the 18th century by gustus the strong. the jewels are priceless. >> we cannot put a value on these items as they are unmarketable. therefore, this is not a value we can work with. there is no financial we -- financial value we can work with. >> with the jewelry too identifiable to selell the mark, the museum fears the pieces will be broken down. that was carted off as bootie by the soviet union and returned here in 1958. dresden is hoping for their return in the hands of the thieves who vanished without a trace. phil: straight to the crime
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scene in dresden. we find correspondent aaron tilt on. what is being said about the suspects? aaron: so far, police are pursuing all possible leads. they have asked the public for help that could help them identify who is behind the breaeak-in. you cann stillll see t f forensc teams taking a look at the crime scene e itself. so far, we dnot havany definite leads.. the police have not expressssed any information they know to the identities o of the possie offenders here. they are approacng every possible lead. riright now, there seem to be to strong leads, whihich wouould indicate they may have founund e escape vehicle t that could have bebeen used d by the p possie rubbers to fleee from the building behind d me. they're also looking at aire ththat was supposedly laidt a bridgege t that could've been ud
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to disable part of the alarm system and the streetlight that are working again. phil: this is a collection with quite a history. aaron: it certainly is. the collection that is present in the green ball -- the greenn vault is the collected wealth of dresden's roroyalty. we know the case broke into specifically caned between 80 and 100 different group -- between 80 and 100 different jewel encrusted artwork and jewelry. the artwork could be somewhere north of 100 or one billion euro -- a billion euros. phil: the themes -- the thieves seem to have had in-depth knowledge about the building, which raises question about security. aaron: it certainly does, but it remains to be seen how much inside knowledge they had shared
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on the one hand, we do know they were able to target one case specifically that could indicate they knew exactly where the pieces were that they wanted to take. there are some 4000 different objects in the building. it does kind of look like this might have been a smash and grab operation. they pried open the window, using an ax to break open the security class. they took as much as they could get their hands on. this type of attack does have a tradition in germany. there was a giant cold calling stolen from a museum in berlin -- a giant gold coin stolen from a museum in berlin. phil: good talking to you. thank you for joining us. leaked chinese government documents have revealed details of the mass detention of a
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million of the country's uyghurs population. part of china's plan to assimilate and subdue the muslim minority. beijing has always claimed the camps are voluntary. >> these confidential chinese government documenents lay burid the control and repression that rein in the inters meant -- in the internment camps of jin jing promise. at least a million prisoners are thought to be detained. >> the end game is to change the entire bernardi population. it is a cultural genocide. >> experts believe there are more than 1000 such camps. the leaked document lays out how they should be run. it states that inmates are not allowed any contact with the outside world. owning a mobile phone is strictly forbidden. the camps should be under constant video surveillance to prevent escape.
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the papers also describe a scoring system that grades detainees on how well they speak mandarin. the documents back up of former detatainees like zaomure e duwa. the businesswoman was detained after being stopped by police. >> in class, they would tell us we h have been poisoned by religion. that islam is an infectious disease thatat came from abroad. and that if there needed to be a religion in china, it must be buddhism. >> former detainees have also confirmed the harsh disciplinary regime detailed in the leaked papers. >> we had to talk into a speaker to get permission to go to the toilet. there were 10 minutes of toilet me each hour for all of us. some were able to go this time. some were notot shared we do not wastste water to wash our hands. we only had two minutes to
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shower with cold water every month. >> beijing has always described the camps as voluntary reeducation facilities. at a newss confence in lononn, china's u.k. ambassador dismissed the papers as fake news. >> the documenents you're talkig about are pure fabrications. if you want to have a document about thee occasional training education center, we have many documents. we have seven white papers published. >> that dismissal full no one. the cables coupled with witness testimony are impossible to them nor. phil: journalists harald maass went to investigate. he told us about some of the things he saw. >> i managed to travel around over 2000 kilometers to mainly
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on the land way by trains, buses. you have to imagine, the whole area is more or less sealed of from journalist and correspondence. they have no possibility to do any research. i also conducted interviews and spoke to more than one dozen family members and former inmates of these camps. one form or in -- one former inmate told me about torture and described it. it was verified by human rights organizations. the scale of these people -- the people who are in these camps -- is hardly to believe. you will not find any family which does not have one or two or many famly members in these camps. these people do not have any information, how long they will be there.
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how their situation is there. a lot of people do not have any content. others have limited contact and can only speak by video telephone for a few seconds. it is hard to imagine the scale of this kind of control. phil: that is journalist harald maass on his investigations. not to hong kong where pro-democracy supporters have won a landslide victory in municipal elections. sympathetic to the cause, 390 council seats compared to less than 60 for pro beijing parties. carrie lam said the -- said hong kong would seriously reflect on the election result. anti-beijing protesters have been gearing up for another standoff.
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>> public -- hong kong's polytechnic university, , once again, the focal point for the protesters. now, they are joined by the newly elected representatives. below 90% went to candidates supportive of their cause. sending a clear message to the executive. >> if the government really tries not to respond to the people demand, i can imagine the district council will pick up even more popular support and make use of the platform to push the government and make the government even look more ugly. >> activists and demonstrators continued to clash with hong kong police. the response from beijing is striking and all-too-familiar note. >> stopping the violence and restoring order is the paramount
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task for hong kong. hong kong is china's hong kong. >> the pro-democracy protest want greater autonomy from china. their demands include direct elections to the chinese legislature and a direct inquiry into the police brutality. this election result shows hong kong ours overwhelmingly back the pro-democracy movement. all eyes will be on how the government response. phil: now to some of the other stories making news around the world. israel has expelled a high-profile human rights activist, accusing him of promoting a boycott of the country. he has a director of a human rights watch and a u.s. citizen. he is the first activist to be expelled f for supporting boycotts. iranian government supporters
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have turned out to condemn days of protests. demonstrations erupted when iran's leaders raised fuel prices by 50%. amnesty international says at least 143 people have been killed in the unrest. officicials in kenya safe five more people have been killed in overernight floodingng, bringine death toll from torrential rains to 65.5. a county has been hit hardest with more than 85,000 people affected. french luxury goods giant has clinched the takeover of u.s. jeweler tiffany. the analysts regard the move as a win for both companies. lvmh hopes the deal will boost its presence in the united states. lvmh is owned by friends's richest man. -- by france's richest man.
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it's watches and jewelry division comprises vulgarity and tag heur. the 16 point two -- $16.2 billion deal will be their biggest acquisition to date. >> now to be taken over by lvmh, a luxury group so european that most people have trouble pronouncing its full name. u.s. jeweler tiffany is one of america's fewer luxury blinds. -- luxury brands. it is looking to gain the ability with a new generation of customers. paris-based lvmh believes it is just the owner to manage the transformation. it owns a portfolio of 75 fashion houses and upmarket brand.
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it tightly controls the image and distribution of a range of products to keep them profitable anand aspirational. lvmh had revenues of nearly 47 billion euros last year. most of it from its leather and fashion division with friends from louis vuitton. tiffany will fit into it's watches and durably division, currently one of its smaller ununits. lvmh says acquiring tiffany will transform m its jewelry business and strengthen its presence in the united states as luxury shoppers in asia are hit by the global slowdown. phil: the right hailing service uber has been refused a new license to operate by london. the decisions are based on safety concerns. they say uber has put passengers at risk. uber also faced opposition from drivers of the iconic london
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taxis. >> for troopers three and a half million users in london, -- for over -- for uber's three nath million users, it faces -- the city's mayor says uber has been failing to protect its customers. >> there are at least 14,000 journeys were somebody uses an uber has thought the person driving is one person but turns out to be somebody else. these are serious failings. >> uber rejects the claim it is unsafe, saying as vetted every one of its 50,000 drivers. >> it will be bad news. for me -- for all of us who are
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uber drivers. probably, i am going to sell my car. i do not know what i am going to do. >> mayor sadiq khan says drivers should reserve their anger for uber itself. comes as a boost to london's black cabbies who will see a competitor driven off the road. >> if you get rid of uber, someone else is going to walk into their steps. >> they are not really helping anyone. the people who work for ober. the people who compete with uber. >> i think it is a shame. everyone that i know uses it. >> uber has 21 days to appeal against the decision. something it says it will definitely do. phil: still to come, making some nonoise. we meet the young activist who has become the face -- one of
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the faces of antigovernment protest in georgia. first, 30 years after he invented the world wide web, british engineer tim berners lee says he is -- says it is in desperate need of fixing. he aims to halt abuse of the internet by companies and individuals. jared reed is taking a look. >> he is saying that since he invented the structure, things have gone a bit pear-shaped. there is some truth in that. he says he invented this to be a platform that would help humanity. it has become an area where misinformation and hate street -- hate speech and extremism has begun to flourish. he wrote in the new york times today, he says, we are at a
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tipping point. how we respond to the -- to the abuse will determine whether the web lives of the hit potential -- to its potential for a close -- for a force for global good or to what he describes as a digital dystopia. if we leave things as they are, we are only going to get worse. phil: what does he want to do about it? jared: he has a foundation. they have teamed up to create a contract for the web governments and individuals can sign up for it. it is a nonbinding contract. it outlines principles to safeguard the internet. governments would make sure everyone can connect to the internet. that their privacy is respected. if you have data you know the government has about you, you can ask for it back. companies would do the same and make the internet affordable and accessible and respect data.
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individuals -- people who sign the contract would create a space that makes the internet a valuable place to be that is welcoming. kind of ambitious goals. phil: it all sounds wonderful in theory. we know corporations and governments often lie to us. will the big tech companies actually sign up? jared: the big ones like facebook, microsoft, google. twitter has not signed up. some countries have signed up. there is a problem because some people are saying if you are talking about fixing the internet, and you are involving big tech companies, you are involving the e people that peoe blame for the problems in the first place. they have done arguably a good job of cleaning up the toxic behavior on their platforms and the big data breaches that have been every so often. they make money from our data.
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tim berners lee was asked this today, why involve the tech companies if you're trying to clean the internet? this is what he had to say to that. >> having them in the room is really important. they do have an effect. governments deserve equal seats at the table and understanding where they are coming from is equally valuable. to have this conversation around a table without the tech companies would -- we would not have ended up with the insights. jared: saying that tech companies have to be at the table. governments are a bit of a problem because increasingly, they are sensing -- they are censoring the internet. lots of problems.
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maybe some solutions to the problems. phil: thank you. thousands of demonstrators in georgia have been marching on the capital. they are calling for the resignation of the government and snap parliamentary elections after the government failed to approve a reform. critics say the failing system favors the ruling party. 200 protesters were injured in a clashes with police during the summer. emily sherwin has been to meet one of them, young activist who has become one of the faces of the protest movement. >> mako gomuri wants to make noise. >> i can put the things i cannot say with words into music. music helps me to control my feelings. i chose to learn the drums
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because they allow me to express my anger, my resentment, my happiness, and my depression. emily: she says she has always wanted to learn how the play, but the 19-year-old student only started lessons two months ago after she lost her left eye during demonstrations over the summer. in june, thousands of protesters demanded the switch to a proportional electoral system in georgia when the police used rubber bullets and tear gas against demonstrators. the government was pushed into promising change. since her injury, the government has been paying mako's her frustration at what happens burns even stronger. >> i am still angry. of course, i have accepted the reality of what happened. i cannot change that anymore.
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i have become the victim of injustice. my eye, my face, all of me. when i see that the injustice still has not ended, that strengthens my anger. that rage takes over may. -- takes over me. emily: demonstrators are determined to keep taking to the street until the government concedes snap elections. to many, mako has become the face of the ruling party's broken promise. for now, members of the georgian party are protruding the up -- pretraining the protesters as a minority. >> i can assure you our support is all over georgia. not that aggressive as supporters are. emily: mako is determined to get
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compensation for her injury. she has been named as a witness to the police violence in the demonstrations. she hopes her loss will not have been for nothing. >> the voice of the people is very hard to ignore. it is the biggest governing force for a country, not individual politicians. when a country's democratic, you can get justice. you just have to fight for it. emily: mako is taking her case to georgia's courts. phil: at the white house, u.s. president donald trump is introduced the world's media to his new best friend, conan, the military dog. he was wounded last month during the raid on u.s. special forces
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in syria. despite saying at the time that baghdadi died like a dog, mr. trump is honoring conan as a canine american hero. as a reminder o of our top stor, thieves in germany have pulled off a spectacular heist at one of the most renowned museums. authorities say of -- authority say the robbers made off with sets of drury whose value was described as immeasurable. more from me on the day in just a moment. world headlines at the top of the hour.. have a good day. ♪
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. welcome back to the front twenty four newsroom i'm thomas waterhouse and these are the latest headlines for you at ten pm paris time the french government goes long the sets of measures it hopes will act on it treat shock prime minister as well philippe rings in changes aimed at stamping out gender. and sexual based violence. cries of joy from the pro democracy camp and promised to listen from a leader he now wants to reflect. on calls chief executive take stock of the opponents of beijing's role. in a landslide victory in district council elections. . ad there'e's n no sign of a slow dn let alone a decline so says the u. n. is it calls


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