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of issues like trade climate change and involvement in syria but his most important mission of all had been to convince trump not to back out of the iran nuclear deal russia china britain and germany agree with france that the landmark agreement is the best way to stop iran from developing a nuclear bomb but trump is called at the worst a deal ever made on his trip to d.c. mccrone called on the u.s. president not to ditch the deal without getting a better alternative in place first yet at the end of his three day trip he hadn't secured any promises from trump and it's not yet clear how much success he's had in buttering him up ahead of his visit the german chancellor is coming to washington d.c. on friday when she'll be trying her hand at saving the iran deal. literature's there now for some of the other stories making the news today students to nicaragua are keeping up the protests against president daniel ortega by demanding justice and compensation for the dozens of people killed in an anti-government demonstrations the original protest drawing tens of thousands of people on the streets in response
to the president's plans to cut pensions and raise taxes he has since cancelled those reforms. the philippines of close this most famous holiday island boracay to tourists where a six month cleanup every commercialization and over development have taken a real toll on the ones pristine island security forces have been deployed to enforce the shut down but business is relying on tourism say the closure puts their livelihoods of rest. u.s. investigators have been searching for over forty years for the so-called golden state killer and now they've arrested an ex police officer on suspicion of being the man behind more than fifty rapes and twelve homicides california has always detain the suspect outside his home in such as heights that's a suburb of sacramento a little bit about. all thousands of germans of various faiths donned jewish stole caps yesterday as they took to the streets to protest against and anti-semitic
attack in the capital berlin they also fear rising at the semitism the protest was triggered by the assault last week on two men wearing skullcaps in the german capital a nineteen year old syrian asylum seeker is a suspect in that it's true outrage here in germany and a sharp condemnation by chance for all of the. at one of the rallies twenty five hundred people turned out to show their solidarity against anti-semitism jews and non jews was a key part of the traditional jewish skullcaps in defiance of a recent warning from the central council of jews in germany that jews should avoid wearing it in this country. we often dismissed as hard to get so we hope that this demonstration offers a thought provoking impulse that goes far beyond this week. though we hope it makes a difference in the fight against anti-semitism. so i'm german and i think what's happened in the last few weeks here is disgusting so i
had to take part in this. with my puppy it's my we have to take a stand against what's going on so or stop as germans we have a special responsibility it doesn't matter where the anti semitism is coming from. politicians and church representatives stressed that anti-semitism has no place in germany anyone who wants to live here they added must adhere to their sickness one of the head of the central council of jews in germany said there's a growing concern in the jewish community yob once enjoyed we've gotten a little too comfortable in germany a little racism here a little anti-semitism there a bit of a slum a phobia i'm fine i'm fine that's not so bad is it any. way yes it is and that's why we're demanding one hundred percent respect big pointing to recent attacks a member of chancellor on an american conservative party says a line has been crossed. forms of thought only go it's all the more upsetting when
i hear what's happening in berlin and other places in germany on a daily basis. let's stop calling them isolated cases anti semitism unfortunately exists in our country and so i'm not a. coward to condemn the fact that a rally against anti-semitism elsewhere in berlin was disrupted when some of the participants were attacked. all the controversy over anti semitism has also shaken germany's music scene it's been announced that the country's top news of the ward the acco is being abolished after a scandal involving one of this year's winners two weeks ago the gangster rappers a leg up and farid bong won the best hip hop category for an album in which they compared themselves to auschwitz prisoners with lyrics rife with anti semitism they have since apologized but the decision on least a storm of protest with many top german stars anding back their echo awards.
ok let's talk about all of this now with our political correspondent on your koehler let's start with these scandals surrounding the echo a german entertainment institution really what can you tell us about what happened . well the president was building up after so many german artists have been handing back their awards and it has taken the organizers of the prize two weeks to realize that this debate wouldn't just die down would just go away so they said. they didn't want the prize to be seen as a platform for anti-semitism homophobia or the playing down of violence only minutes later. reposts a music label followed suit and announced that they'd be dropping the dual ok now just brand of affectively media sanctioned anti semitism feeds into a subculture you know rife with resentment and hate could could yesterday's march
be a very much needed signal against all that. this. has sold two hundred thousand copies of that album album and i'd imagine that a lot of people who listen to this music don't really reflect on what they are hearing as well as kids who call other kids jew meaning it as an insult so here we need to raise awareness and ereli like yesterday could help and could be a much needed signal as you know brian of germany it is central concern the safety of jews is central concern but i think now we need to walk the talk and speak up against anti-semitism not only at a rally but in everyday life our political correspondent on the colors thanks very much for that on all staying in germany accord is due to rule today on whether a medical test to determine the age of young myra migrants is a hotly debated topic because of concerns that older migrants pretend and some
cases to be minors to get better treatment now currently migrants age is usually established in an interview with welfare officers but the court ruling could replace that with medical tests. how old is this refugee in adult or still a minor since fleeing afghanistan ahmed to mori has already learned that his age plays an enormous role in germany. traffickers told us refugees if you are twenty or twenty one and make yourselves younger because it will be to your advantage then they can deport you. german officials check the age of refugees if there are doubts about whether they are legal minors there is a psychological interview and a medical exam x. rays a wrist bones of teeth or c.t. scans of the collarbone but critics say the bone tests cannot precisely determine a person's age. you cannot always determine
a person's exact chronological age at least in the age of his or her bones there's a range that can span one to three years. one to three years can make a huge difference under eighteen year olds are assigned a guardian help in the asylum process and accommodation with the youth welfare service. for refugees aged eighteen and above the initial conditions and shared accommodation are often much worse many must rely on their own devices. kyra grabowski involved guys and hina look after forty young refugees in their shelters they have even brought in young people from the streets after being categorized as adults all access to health was withdrawn from them with harrowing results. should we consider it irresponsible and the catastrophe that age estimations are carried out without at the same time considering what kind of help is needed for
a person might legally be an adult but if he or she is in need of health then in the interests of that person and of society adequate help must be provided. ahmed to maury has never lied about his age he's twenty four has received political asylum and is in a training program but he knows many others who are pretending to be younger hoping it will help them access help education and prevent them from being deported. student news still to come on the show by noon or take an early lead against the offending champions league title holders but today hold on we'll get some expert analysis selling final negative. person i know it you know how it was. ok all of us do that we're going to get the analysis right ok it looks like germany's top lender is facing a look a drastic move that well that's what the new c.e.o. was put in place for brian but still it's painful and in the meanwhile it continued
slump for germany's biggest lender a dodgy bank reported to nearly an eighty percent slide in first quarter profits to one hundred twenty million euros and it also plans. deep cuts to its biggest unit the corporate and investment banking division leading to job losses the bank calls painful but unavoidable it did not mention how many positions would be axed but the restructure could have an impact in london where daughter has its biggest investment banking operation the financing of be corporations is going to be reduced particularly in the united states and in asia. well in staying in asia china is considering a cuts to import duties on passenger cars the duty could be reduced by about half a bloomberg news reported sighting people familiar with the matter the move should be part of the country's plan to further open the automobile market according to bloomberg china's cabinet wants to reduce the navy on imported cars to between ten
and fifteen percent from the current twenty five percent an announcement on the decision could be made as soon as next month's. of a carmakers like folks beijing's plans to cut import tariffs on passenger vehicles will have little impact because they manufacture cars for china in china and they adapt their models to the chinese taste there's a lot of talk about electability and a ton of us driving at the beijing motor show but so far it's s.u.v.s that are dominating the market in all shapes and sizes. diamond was presenting its mercedes my boss concept at the beijing motor show it's a cross between an s.u.v. and a luxury limousine a car for the super rich for billionaires when price is no object and extravagance is important there are enough potential customers in china. when we introduce their mercedes my bread and we did not expect such
a successful it and yes we have gotten four in the recent years especially here in china there now based on that success we had hoped for the commit luxury. skoda evokes wagon brand makes cars for the mass market the czech car maker is joining the s.u.v. trend with three different models the newest scotto was developed in china and is only being built there china is by far the single largest market. here we have big plans you want to double our business till the end indeed that means after having sold last year more than three hundred thousand vehicles. to sell more than six hundred dollars to be built in twenty twenty more and more tech companies in china are investing in the automobile industry and changing the branch radically for example lincoln co this start up and setting its sights on younger buyers they've planned a sharing model where drivers can share their car with other users short term per
app sales people are obsolete and users receive a subscription complete with workshop access link in cobol longs to the powerful jelly company they own volvo and are large shareholders at di miller. the hot topics are vehicles which are connected to the internet drive autonomous li and are electric the chinese will come out with them sooner than others will. ice munch on. fully on line connected electric cars are still only a fraction of the vehicles in china but in the coming years that's all going. to change china's goal is to become the world's top automotive innovator. facebook's flush with money after a lucrative first quarter profit went up sixty three percent to five billion dollars on advertising revenue showing little fallout from various data misuse scandals plaguing the social network facebook has been trying hard to appease users
investors and regulators in the face of questions over allowing improper collection of private data while the bad press heard facebook's stock price heading back north again. oh what a night for buy in munich but brian has got more on that. well that's an understatement football now in jenkins the drama in germany last night as the business leaders byron munich titleholders real madrid in the semi advocate drew from the sports talk about that a better two one defeat for byron what happened that well unlike the previous evening's events last night's game really did have the feeling of a champions league semifinal heavyweight clash it was a cagey affair neither side wanted to make the first mistake but it was by munich who broke the deadlock to joshua kimmage but they did start to vulnerable off they lost. shortly after they'd scored that goal and so it transpired marcello the brazilian left back pulled things level for the second half marco asensio the
youngster gave real madrid a two one lead and as it transpired a two one win now very difficult game for bind they've got a lot to do when they go out to madrid madrid will be feeling very confident after that and byron have been so dominant lately how can you explain this loss at home well i mean it's a very different beast when you go into europe i think by and fans are so used to seeing their team dominates every game in the bundesliga against the likes of freiburg an outspoken when you go and play a team not real madrid a wily team full of talent it's a totally different beast and they they were found out slightly you know the injuries didn't help yogi love the germany manager was also in the stands to see jerome boateng limb limp off and they'll be concerns about his world cup participation but as we're about to hear from you it wasn't the injury so much as a lack of quality at both ends and so let's hear what he had to say now. does come to even though there were missed chances and on top of that we handed out gifts and
then didn't use the chances we created for ourselves properly. like of all the last chances he was saying there this result means that we all must be the heavy favorites going into the second leg it's not a home buyer doesn't have that advantages in madrid well they will be the favorites going to go to go out to the trade knowing that even one goal won't be enough a one nil win would be very tough to get to get out of but about but they're going to need to score too and also going to have to stop madrid scoring which is the problem but as we've seen in this champions league campaign comebacks can happen from of a turn to three goal to sick and also lonna events is almost at the same thing against real madrid in the last round so your point is well how does tane fight off and they will be going for it ok no madrid though let's look at it from this perspective it hasn't been doing well domestically can they make it three in a row well is this something about madrid on the european nights i don't know how they do it but they just turn into
a different machine they know how to win these games and then it is it down their manager i mean he he's come under a little bit of fire this season but he's won two straight champions league no one had no one and won the european cup twice in the bounce in milan in one nine hundred ninety unprecedented he could win a third in a row and if he does he'll go down in the legends madrid fans there's no doubt about it briefly if you could we heard is there do you think a buying can put it together in terms of quality get those chances you know actualized what do you think well there were a few spun chances in that leg and they will be kicking themselves like i said the problem they've got now is they lost robin early in the game as well that last year on batang so there's a lot of quality is going to be missing from that from their first choice eleven obviously the goalkeeper mammal neuer won't be playing either so it's going to be very hard and i think this could be this could be a little a bridge too far perhaps by me and a lot of stake the title mccambridge as ever from our sports thanks very much. this is the news still to come on the show he's rich and successful and. we'll take
a look at one defectors from magic change of fortune outside a hermit kingdom. and our u.s. cuts to international aid now threatening emergency food supplies for gaza i'll talk to the head of the un's palestinian aid agency that's coming up here in the studio. all of that and much more live here with news straight ahead. it's one of nature's most perfectly designed machines. dung beetle. it can transport thousand times its own body weight. traversing rough terrain is no problem. but is it possible to replicate these capabilities with robots.
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and steered by creatures decisions your master receive. from god. we must keep peace. the germans story may thirteenth t w. welcome again you are due to view news our top story at this hour a turkish court has jailed journalists from a leading opposition newspaper on terror charges but human rights group amnesty international says ankara must stop using the failed two of twenty seven seen as an excuse to restrict free speech. all international donors have pledged four
point four billion dollars in aid for civilians caught up in the syrian war now this some includes more than one billion dollars from germany but it does all far short of the target set by the united nations speaking at the donor conference in brussels the use foreign policy chief rainey called on russia iran and turkey to find a way to end the fighting in syria. bombed out cities and a life without a future after years of war thirteen million syrians are heavily dependent on humanitarian assistance but aid organizations are running quickly out of cash at the donors conference on syria and brussels agencies were hoping to raise additional funds from the international community germany pledged an extra one billion euro this. just get. it to the national funds are sorely needed by people who have suffered under this war for seven years now we will only join efforts to
rebuild the country however once there is a political solution to the conflict are for than involvement is based on this condition. but syria is far from finding a political solution according to syrian media the latest footage shows the bombardment of aya strongholds by the syrian government and south and damascus in the year of the conflict observers fear a further escalation. in brussels officials from the european union and the united nations hoped to direct attention to the situation of the civilian population. there was basically a collapse of access compared to last year for people in besieged and hard to reach areas there are still lots of parts of the country where the aid agencies don't have the access they need to reach meet the needs of even very. severely
disadvantaged people in the most acute need. about half of all refugees within syria are children aid organizations are calling for the reconstruction of schools and the expansion of the so called escalation zones so many children out of school they are loosing their future and what we have basically doing is stealing these children's future twice first they are forced to flee their homes because of war and then we steal their future once again by not providing education to the. donor countries have pledged their support to syria on a humanitarian level and there is at least hope that the conference might have to stood political will to end the military conflict. or while those donors were meeting in brussels the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees warned it could be forced to halt relief work for millions of refugees if it cannot raise more money the un r w a is in the
midst of the worst crisis in its fifth year history following major cuts in american funding more than five million palestinians also mcgee's depend on the un agency for basic services it's now feared their food aid for gaza could run out in a matter of months because of this huge funding gap. well joining me now is the head of the un's relief and works agency for palestinian refugees korean brule is now in berlin for talks after that conference welcome to the show thanks for being with us your organization is suffering the worst shortfall in funding in its history can funds from the syrian conference make up for the shortfall it's an important moment of course because we did immediately start mobilizing all of our partners donors around the world people of goodwill and we've had first results there was an extraordinary conference in rome a month ago mobilized one hundred million we've now had saudi arabia and united
arab emirates also contributing fifty million each and the message yesterday at the syria conference was in particularly strong from the german foreign minister who underlined very clearly that it is important to mobilize to overcome this shortfall to funding and i think germany's position on that is highly welcome this honor now have the money in it so we still have over two hundred fifty million that are missing this is very important to keep our schools open we run seven hundred schools for over half a million boys and girls from syria jordan lebanon the west bank and gaza and we have as you will and then sion and food aid in the gaza strip and a lot of other medical work so it's essential to overcome this short fall because there's enough instability in the middle east we really don't need to add any so it's much more than food is and it's all about stability us our president our trungpa slashed aid to the palestinians after the un rejected his decision to move the israeli capital to jerusalem as the official capital now here's what he said about that during his state of the union address in january about
a listen. i am asking congress to pass legislation to help ensure american foreign assistance dollars always american interest and only go to friends of america and i have to. thank you saying the palestinians are not friends of the united states and used a lot of aid you say it's more than the sixty five million united states has historically been the most generous and consistent of supporter to enrich financially over the years of course it came as a surprise that what is essentially a political decision should impact humanitarian funding that is a consensus that exists across member states of the united nations or may have differences politically with a given actor but one protects funding in humanitarian terms and that is what the united states had done for many many decades and which it is not down doing and
that's of course a regret for me because there's nothing that i can do as commissioner general to influence the political dynamics that are the heart of that decision we are focused on delivering vital aid to people who don't have a horizon that i think in the middle east right now horizons and hope are very important ok mr temple you saying you regret that decision but are you noticing a fundamental shift in the u.s. also the towards your organization towards the palestinians of fundamentally if a donor comes to me and says look we think of the quality of your education work or health care work has gone down and we need to withhold funding until you prove that's something i can deal with when it has to do with politics there's no influence that i have so what we're doing now is simply continuing the dialogue with the united states but of course reaching out to other donors and as i said we've had some first successes in that regard and we're calling on other donors to step forward and to help us in this moment of what about donors from the arab world the saudis for example saudi arabia has been reluctant to give to the palestinian
cause for years well actually i've just come back from the arab summit where. the king the saudi king and made an announcement specific to enrich fifty million u.s. dollars and the united arab emirates has done the same just a couple of days ago and qatar had announced fifty million as well at the rome conference in the history of conference so we now have one hundred fifty million from three gulf countries that's very significant shift there well i think it is i think it's saudi arabia has been a supporter of one room for many years as have the emirates and kuwait by the way we're now simply seeing an increase of awareness about the value of onerous services i think in particular in terms of education when you invest in the education of half a million palestinian boys and girls you also contribute to a different outlook in life we are the only ones providing for example human rights curriculums throughout the region i think that's very significant and deserves some point what is the shortfall mean in concrete terms for the people for the children in the palestinian refugee camps or very concretely when i went to gaza just
a couple of weeks ago again almost every student that i met asked me is it true that our school year in september is at risk so the level of awareness among the community about what that could mean for them suddenly to have five hundred thousand students no longer having access to education which is sort of the pillar of the preservation of opportunity and hope for them is something that concerns them greatly but we also have three and a half million people who benefit from our health care and work primary health care in hundred forty clinics throughout the region as well as one point seven million people receive emergency assistance food and other forms of support what about gaza it's looking at in a couple months a drastic shortage of food will you be able to get that food to the people in spite of the shortfalls so this is very dramatic and as you said it's something that's coming up now towards the end of the month of june so we really only have a matter of weeks now to mobilize that and you can imagine with all the pressures that people face in the gaza strip as
a result of occupation blockade conflict violence but also all of the cycle so. jle pressures just imagine the two hundred seventy thousand students in our schools in gaza over ninety percent of them have never left their lives definitely something else has to be given and if the schools were no longer open and if food assistance would not guaranteed i think the instability would simply grow and i cannot see that that would be in anybody's interest here trimble thanks very much for being in and good luck in your efforts to help stabilize the region and thank you so much. is said to become the very first north korean leader to ever cross into south korean territory that since the end of the korean war in one thousand fifty three out of a storage summit this friday kemas due to meet south korean president moves in for talks focusing mainly on nuclear program officials in seoul say both leaders will plant a tree together and take part in a welcoming ceremony in the demilitarized zone between the two countries this
landmark summit paves the way to a possible meeting between kim and u.s. president doll trump later this year. or decades of confrontation and mistrust saw more than thirty thousand north koreans defect to the south in search of a better life but many struggled to integrate and can often face open discrimination our next report follows one north korean who's found success south of the border. john has plenty of courage and determination. that's what helped him resist the kim dynasty back home in north korea. and its courage and determination that propel him through his intense approach to life. is all. window monkey my passion for sport matches my passion for work i do a lot of both you know.
some do in south korea's new high tech smart city but this is where john some sun lives and pursues his many activities. john is an urban planner a writer and restaurateur and he's always eager for new challenges. oh he's come to seoul to learn more about cooking at a north korean restaurant in the south korean capital john says the food tastes like the real thing the pyongyang style called noodles he says are delicious it turns out the owner rarely hire staff who have fled the north nor does john. fund was trivial monday volcano's a restaurant business is all about service but northerners tend to be a bit rough edged if they serve anybody it will be the party but not customers
that's why i don't hire north korean a lot of boy. still we are one people and we do speak the same language we're going to get close a modem the wouldn't mean that. to share a swig of soju snaps. and then say goodbye. john has decorated his restaurant in song dog the light of pyongyang with photos of himself in various phases of his complicated life. the son of a party official in the north he got a coveted spot at the university he studied drama and film in moscow. while serving in the army he was caught listening to south korean radio and was sent to a labor camp brides likely secured his release. he arrived in south korea in one thousand nine hundred five and swiftly went to work he wrote screenplays and the lyrics for your book story a musical about political prisoners he also did some acting.
question among his current interest is food he's devoted to continuous exploration of new things you know his old audiobook is how many south koreans expect people from the north to be fairing badly in need of sympathy or when they see somebody like me they say you're successful here we'll see how bankers over the years she didn't is there. north korea has harsh punishment for the families of citizens who flee and thrive in their new home in two thousand and two john heard his father had been executed and he hasn't had any news of his mother or siblings since two thousand and four. times driven by my grief for my father when i think about how much suffering i've brought upon my family what i feel being successful is the least i can do no matter what it takes maybe that's why i work so hard.
unwinds by playing. at the beginning life was tougher for him in the south than back home in the north. he worked as an undertaker a cook and a construction worker then his professional life really took off. by refugees from the north have to bear in mind that south korea is a democracy and that means unlimited competition if you hold your own and do well you can play golf or happen nice car or home just like anyone else they were going to. if times between the two koreas improve significantly people in business here expect great opportunities in the future.
there are still major differences between north and south korea. reunification is a long way off but as an entrepreneur i would love to have access to the north that's my dream. wearing his urban planner hat john and his golfing partner and turn soon one property developer and have just one of big contracts. it was john who came up with the idea. yeah. millions of tourists pass through our airport but hardly any actually come into town we're planning a show venue for a circus combined with apartments and a shopping mall we're going to market it internationally as a tourist experience little persuasive. entertainment plus retail it's a well known recipe and songdo could use a bit of
a boost. john lives in a high rise on the forty fourth floor with his wife and two cats she's south korean and didn't even know about john's background at first because he had lost his regional accent. that's not all he kept from her. or take up on when his musical did so well there were death threats from the north i didn't know about them at the time he only told me later. on in and get him from doing what i do it's hard i'm neither a north korea nor a south korean i have my own identity and. then john is off to work again charging ahead in hard drive in south korea for him there's nowhere else to go but forward. it's to ukraine now and the chair noble disaster in one thousand nine hundred six remains the single biggest nuclear accident in history radiation from the reactor explosion killed thirty one people
more than a quarter of a million were evacuated from their homes in the months that followed that as authorities and forced a thirty kilometer exclusion area around the disaster site now its boundaries of expanded over the years to become a mass of no go zone just outside the capital kiev. but while chernobyl has been devoid of human life for decades now nature has been reclaiming what's become a very unique habitat our correspondent nick calmly went to take a look. this is no ordinary wetland what was once the cooling pond of the chernobyl nuclear power plant is now home to eat grits turns and ducks and then not the only wildlife making inroads since the humans left. when reactor number four exploded in april. no one could know what the long term fallout would be thirty one people died in the
immediate aftermath of acute radiation poisoning more than a quarter million were evacuated from a thirty kilometer zone around the power plant as the years pass nature's reclaiming these villages. biologist city pesci which is an expert on the region's wildlife and the impact of radiation. he wants to show us some of chernobyl to most charismatic inhabitants wild horses. so his camera trap shows that they've been in recent days heavy built species that lives in big family groups in theory they should be easy to spot but not today. he takes us to an abandoned bone the horses like to visit. what that is from the horse's mane they come in here to scratch themselves they love to get a rub along the walls. but that's not all the horses are looking for and here salt
is at a premium in chernobyl and the villages once used this plant to store salty foods in wooden barrels this is the floor used to be much higher but the horses have come in and easy to get in the salt. no one taught the horses how to do this in the space of just a few decades they've learned to make the most of the human made landscape of abandoned villages just as they've adapted to chernobyl's forests originally from the open step of central asia scientists brought them here in the one nine hundred ninety s. in the hope they would keep the grass down and prevent wildfires around the reactor . it's time to check radiation levels after all we're only twenty kilometers away from the reactor. cores of the background radiation where we are now is the same as in the here you know the radiation has migrated into deeper layers of the soil in that region you have there doesn't necessarily mean it's a fair wage for the rhythm of the. say he has spent the past twenty years studying the effect of radiation as it passes through the ecosystem while animals in and
around two noble undoubtedly carry heightened levels of radiation say says it's not enough to impact their ability to survive and reproduce a conclusion that many international scientists would agree with but what about his own health does he worry or conger so and so far i've been fine so. we get a call from one of said he's colleagues a group of horses has been spotted nearby. the male stands aside watching us closely while the females and last year's foals graze. say he tells us that this is folds have just been born this week but it will be some time yet before the mothers and their young leave the safety of the forest . the absence of humans being crucial to their success and the radiation it seems has done little to dent that. eventually all the
attention from our camera proves to be too much the herd heads back towards the forest the forest the keeps on growing and in just a few more years will likely swallow up this meadow as nature raises the last visible traces of human activity. bring in an economy that report together for us a good morning nic you joining us from the cranium capital that report of yours fantastic it looks more like a a nature story about a resurgent nature then then this catastrophe that happened over thirty years ago how are authorities restricting access right now to the exclusion zone good morning brian well that's the thing this is now a nature reserve at least in part and visible in terms of what you can see it is turning into a huge forest and that radiation is not something that. like you or me could pick
up in terms of the access it is still very tightly controlled you need to get permits far in advance and you call move freely around that area so even though we had a top biologist taking us around we also had a guide with us who was very strictly controlling where we were going which villages we were going to and yet there is a very big discrepancy that you can be in one village with normal radiation levels and then just a few comes down the road based on what the weather was like when the power station blew up you could have significant high radiation so it is a very uneven picture ok considering that even picture how concerned are authorities about the contamination and its affects. so it's a mixed picture the immediate area around the power station has officially been closed to human habitation and will be close next thousand years that's the ten kilometer radius around the power station in terms of the area further from the power station the so-called thirty kilometer zone there was also closed human
habitation but there is more in the way of human use there are tourists visiting there is scientific work going on into the floor and phone of that area so that is that's the major difference there in terms of this immediate zone around the power station which will disposes be inhabitable for many hundreds if not thousands of years because of the extreme radiation experienced and the further around which how we're exposed to different types of radiation some of which the half life is now coming to an end so cesium for instance has a half life thirty years that's now passed so some of those initial radiation levels already coming down ok so so there is a thousands of years exclusion in that core area when you look online for chair noble when you when you insert you're bound to find you know stories of new animals newton foxes and wars for example or are those urban legends is there any fact. backing that up or is it all just fiction. well certainly the
biologist we spoke to dismissed that all as pop culture obviously chernobyl came at a time of great worry about the ability of mankind to harness nuclear power and there have been extensive studies over see the animals in the first few years after the power station blew up were exposed to extremely high doses and there were significant drops in the population but since then actually we've seen increases in most types of because of the bold to say humankind is more of a problem for most big wildlife in particular than the radiation numbers have gone up seven fold since humans left that area and they say that the radiation is in these animals in the horses bodies but it's not enough to stop them breeding and surviving successfully interesting enough to. give each he and lots of other people that are actually in favor of nuclear power they say chernobyl is already contaminated why build power station somewhere else use it that and try and use it
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