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this is you know we news live from berlin deadly inferno historic wildfires are from across northern california leaving a trail of death and destruction while emergency services are struggling to contain the flames that have destroyed the very heart of california's wine country and reduced entire neighborhoods to ash also coming up. the united states and israel pull out of the united nations cultural organization unesco washington says it's anti israel and hasn't made sufficient performers. also president trump prepares to make a scathing critique of iran and the landmark nuclear deal and a long awaited speech outlining an aggressive new u.s. strategy. plus the female soups are breaking taboos one hard topic at a time and. dan brown the blockbuster author behind the da vinci code and they'll
see his latest novel at the frankfurt book a fair book fair a cultural editor will be here with the lowdown on the thriller with the title margins. it's a pleasure to have you with us we want to begin in the u.s. where thirty one people have been killed in wildfires raging across northern california the deadliest and the state's history now with hundreds of people still missing the death toll is sadly expected to rise and because of dry conditions and fears wins they are been the hampering efforts to bring the fires under control and conditions are forecast to get a whole lot worse over the weekend the blazes have been burning since sunday in a wine country north of san francisco napa valley was the heart of california's
wine industry but now napa and its surrounds have seen an unprecedented disaster. these men are among eight thousand firefighters who spent the last few days trying to bring the plies is under control. some houses down the street news there's no better feeling you know it's just there to serve it there everywhere you know there's little pockets there's there's. there's parts that we just can't get to dozens of fires have been burning in and around napa valley since last sunday they causes are uncertain but fanned by hot dry winds they've scorched an area the size of new york city and filled the air with acrid smoke. where in the mask because i know i'm in there for two three days now and i live here and start to really affect my bringing along so there's no let up expected in the coming hours and already these fires of ten much of napa valley from a tourist destination to
a place we're little more than scorched earth remains. well earlier we spoke to my goal two is a journalist with case hour radio in sonoma county where the fire seemed to have hit the hardest he took a tour throughout his community and described the situation for us take a listen here i was able to take a tour of some of the most badly damaged areas that city today for the first time with the highway patrol i can tell you that witnessing they do a station in person is far more striking and dramatic than the pictures that you see on t.v. . to two neighborhoods coffee parties at a dense working class neighborhood leveled flat desolate it in any direction you look at just flat ground where the upscale found grove neighborhood has more of the look of a war zone the burned out vehicles piles of rubble where some of the city's most historic landmarks once stood i can say that the recovery here is going to take a very long time and we also asked micah to look ahead to fill us in what the
authorities and firefighters will be focusing on in the coming days. the focus is dealing with the wind heading into this weekend friday into saturday is going to be the turning point if there's any if they can battle fend off the winds for this weekend if the effort turns to recovery if the winds get bad it could created some new problems for some of the more densely populated communities here and we've seen these problems all over again. my get out there are journalist with case are radio in sonoma county california reporting on the california wildfires. and a natural disaster is also proving deadly in vietnam where at least fifty four people have been killed in severe floods and landslides affecting central and northern regions now a key infrastructure has been destroyed making rescue efforts that much more difficult more than thirty thousand homes are submerged and many communities have lost all their crops and livestock it's some of the worst flooding to hit the
country in years and forecasters are warning it's not over yet with another major storm on its way. all right now we want to tell you about some of the other stories making news around the world. ceremonies are being held in thailand to mark one year since the death of king paul that the nation prepares to put a final farewell to their much beloved monarch in an elaborate five day funeral later this month the day of the death has now been declared a national holiday in thailand. and kenya police have shot to opposition protesters who attempted to storm a police station authorities have used tear gas to break up protests in several cities including the capital nairobi opposition demonstrators are calling for elektra were four hours ahead of a rerun of a presidential election in two weeks. the turkish army has sent a military convoy across its border into syria as rebel held it live province it's
part of a joint mission would russia and iran to establish a deep escalation zone their hardest and kurdish forces are in the area a senior rebel involved in the operation says the turkish deployment appears and act containing kurdish militia. u.s. president donald trump has signed an executive order and add stripping back the affordable health care act also known as obamacare will make it a whole lot easier for americans to buy cheaper health care plans but with fewer benefits critics say it could mean spiraling costs for people with existing health conditions now previous attempts by the trump administration to repeal obamacare have been blocked by congress. the united states and israel announced that they're pulling out of unesco a u.n. cultural organization that has been co-founded by the u.s. more than seven decades ago while washington says the organization is anti israel and has avoided reform and is too expensive while all of this comes at
a time when you know sco is holding a very tense meeting to pick a new director general candidates from qatar and egypt among the leading contenders now the organization's next chief will have to cope with losing its biggest source of financing power says unesco headquarters the side of the latest spat between washington and the united nations the u.n. agencies official mission is providing education coaching and human rights that include keeping a list of world heritage sites but the u.s. government says unesco is too political we'd like to see the politics kept out of it and we see with this anti israel bias that's long documented on the part of you know asco that that needs to come to an end to the united states made the decision after a long deliberative process to pull out the u.s. is angry because u.s. can recognize hebron is old city as a palestinian side even though the cities to me the patriarchs is also an important jewish holy land. it's also angry that syria was kept on the unesco human rights
committee in spite of the country's ongoing civil war. the us already are as us go hundreds of millions of dollars now it's laving us guy says by doing so it's betraying american values. united states is a founding member of going to school the whole idea that you can build peace through education science a couch or communication there is basically an american idea it's not the first time the u.s. has pulled out of unesco it quit in the one thousand nine hundred six crabbing in s. cause and the western improv so i view it a decision that took decades to reverse. this time around washington is planning to leave the door open to return and maintain observer status it's a position it hopes to use to reform the un's cultural i didn't see and we can take you now to paris where the us co is headquartered correspondent jake going there or is there a j the u.s.
has been unhappy with unesco for quite some time now why are we seeing washington make this move at this stage that's right you know the u.s. start on the u.s. going one eleven because of the. clause that allowed us to completely cut off funding to any u.n. agency that excess palestine's all member obama tried and it was a reverse that restriction and then the u.s. lost its vote in two thousand and thirteen and unesco analysts say it's just yet another escalation by the u.s. and its criticism of u.n. bodies it's another way for u.s. president trump to make a statement only international stage what do you vishal lines that unesco is anti israel and so this declaration is also another way for the u.s. to double down on its pro israel policies and rhetoric now jake this all begs the question and you've already alluded to it the u.s. hasn't been paying its due since two thousand and eleven so really how big of a blow is this move to unesco because were they really still counting on that money
. right well the u.s. currently has about five hundred fifty million dollars in finance it and the state department spokesman says look first if you miss and it's also about whether the u.s. wants to pay that drug and spoken a lot about cutting government costs well back in two thousand and eleven when you have when the u.s. not only unesco it was paying about seventy million dollars a year to the organization now is about twenty two percent of the organization's annual budget time israel also said it would cut ties to lose funding marin's well in the decision to pull out or you know its goal is supposed to take effect at the end of twenty eighteen this decision is not exactly permanent the u.s. said it still wants to remain on board to get commentary back as a nonmember observer so it's not over quite yet not over yet but talk to us a little bit about the significance of unesco according to this current us administration but also the obama administration some of describe it as a talking shop is it just a talking shop or is or is there more to it well you know it's clear its impact is
not as immediate as relief agencies such as saying the world program but it's still significant you know the scope of those why and it promotes peace and and a clue see through science education and most people know you know us go through its world heritage site program clearly this situation has become a proxy for diplomacy middle east and particularly as it pertains to israel and palestine relations all right take a second error and i paris thank you. and i'm going to hand you over now to garrett for that big financial power under way in washington d.c. you can call it a global financial leaders are gathering in washington for the annual conference of the international monetary fund and the world bank also a gathering of g twenty financial officials is wrapping up there today the talks started earlier this week and conclude on sunday they provide a wide ranging forum for government officials academics and business executives to
discuss global economic trends and their forecasts the global economy will expand by three point six percent the fastest rate since two thousand and ten. and my colleague carson phenomenas in washington and he has covered this gathering of the world's financial bigwigs kasten what was the focus there this year. well this is a huge conference as you said the finance ministers and the central bank governors of almost one hundred ninety countries but also there are many many more people from the world of finance here there are dozens of panel discussions and seminars here on topics ranging from financial stability in the world but also development topics such as water suppliers in rural areas and in the growing big cities even to the point of looking into child care for working parents so this whole range is
covered here but of course the main focus was on the assessment of the world bank and the international monetary fund on the world economy as you said positive outlook right now christine lagarde of the i.m.f. says that two thousand and seventeen is the strongest year since two thousand and ten and it will be more growth in two thousand and eighteen but at the same time both the i.m.f. and the world bank say we have to be careful we cannot be complacent because there are some risks at hand there's a tendency for more protectionism in many countries including the one we're here right now in the united states also there's a lack of investment so the i.m.f. and the world bank fear if nothing is done here. maybe the world economy is not ready for setbacks in the future. because of the financial community there is also saying good bye to german finance minister of all. are they sad to see him leave
briefly if you can. yes they are because of course one of the longest serving finance ministers here and the germans who also presided over the g. twenty for the last months have made their focus on stability on reducing that on consultation of budgets so to bring the world economy into a more stable waters and of course. who is a proponent of that kind of policy will be sorely missed with all his experience and authority. phenomena in washington thank you very much. canadian prime minister justin trudeau is in mexico city to meet with mexican president enrique pena nieto he's there on the heels of a tense trip to washington where the fourth round of nafta renegotiations began on wednesday the leaders dodge questions about the u.s. president's comments made
a day earlier that he might seek bilateral agreements if the u.s. walks away from nafta instead both leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a trilateral renegotiation of the north american free trade agreement. in the end i wouldn't take seriously whatever is said during the course of these negotiations. i wouldn't pay it more attention than what's being said at the negotiating table. it's from that negotiating table where the agreement we hope to reach will eventually come. we will continue very seriously the work we do and we will know we want in a way from the table based on those with ford we will discuss those proposals and we will counter those proposals and we will take seriously these negotiations. and
that's all from the business that gets back to leyland a look at the mood here in germany in the wake of the recent election where that's right gear hard to germany voted in national elections last month but they're still waiting for a government to be formed while in the meantime a new survey by pollsters and protest has given as the first snapshot of the mood among voters well since they went to the ballot box but remember the election saw support fall for the main parties the establishment and a boost for the far right alternative for germany or if the. as germans went to the polls was probably hoping for a better result than she got the conservatives remain the strongest political force but suffered historic losses macko c.d.u. c.s.u. the liberal f.d.p. and the greens to form a so-called jamaica coalition the party's colors of a same as the country's flag. german seem confident that america can forge these four different parties into
a governing coalition three quarters of those polled by and for test the map think they'll strike a coalition deal only one in five think they'll fail. one of the criticisms levelled at makerere is that she had taken her conservative block too far to the left many of them want to return to more conservative roots and those calls were especially vocal from the very insistent party the c.s.u. . in for tests asked what political direction conservatives should take only a fifth of her spondon thought they should become more conservative a quarter so they should maintain the current course while almost half of all people surveyed thought the conservatives should become more centrist. pollsters and protest people whether they thought the parties have been honest during the campaign about their plans for after the election. the greens and the f.t.p.
came out best the other parties were all level pegging but the f.t. isn't clear last place only a quarter of respondents believed they'd been honest about their intent. and if there were an election this coming sunday the results would be similar to last month. the c.d.u. c.s.u. on thirty two percent the s.p.d. on twenty percent both unchanged the air. the losers almost two points to stand at eleven percent level pegging with the n.d.p. not behind the left party and the greens both at ten percent. well now to a country that is preparing to head to the polls because today is the last day of campaigning in austria's general election before voters cast their votes on sunday while opinion polls suggest that the next to go month could take a hard turn to the right let's take a look now at the main candidates and their policies let's start with austrian
chancellor because john kerry and he has the social democrats and they are currently the biggest party in the parliament there center left and are strong supporters of the european union but karen is trailing in the polls behind his foreign minister kurtz of the people's party he made the headlines being the youngest foreign minister on the international stage curt's is the clear front runner to head the country his party is deeply conservative and has vowed to clamp down on immigration but he's also in favor of the european union let's see now the third biggest party in austria headed by heinz custom. from the freedom party their far right nationalist and to e.u. and immigration they have a good shot at joining the people's party in government. all right and we want to take a closer look now at the man who looks set to become austria's next chancellor and
he how he transformed his own party to make it all possible. his fans call him boss the. foreign minister sebastian kurtz is known across austria for being poisoned and cool. the food on the leader of the center right austrian people's party is the front runner for the chancellery in this year's election he's demanded more power than any head of his party before him but he's also remade it in his image. ja yes we want to open up yes we want to be more and yes we want to be a real movement anyone who wants to take part can take part. kurtz has brought one hundred fifty thousand new supporters into the people's party. their whole look has suddenly turned from the traditional black to turquoise.
in terms of policy curt's has managed one big thing a clear swing to the right. we wanted to change something we were determined it was this steadfastness that we had above all when half of europe was beating up on us that's what matters. since the beginning of europe's refugee crisis in two thousand and fifteen curt's has maintained one clear message the borders must be sealed and the young hard liner prevailed the so-called balkan route that many refugees fleeing into europe were using was sealed off. in closing the west balkan route we have succeeded in reducing the number of migrants by ninety eight percent. to. sense then critz has become the darling of right wing parties both in austria and i'll spare during the campaign kurtz has been leaning hard on his success closing the balkan route
that's one reason why former people's party leader and vice chancellor. feels uneasy. he keeps harping on this one point because he can prove he accomplished something how it was actually accomplished is another question but we can see the result i would say this talking point and the fact that he keeps using it is meant to come across as a substantial success but i would say it there's no substance there are. kurds as hardline refugees stance looks remarkably like someone else's hines questions to lead candidate of the far right austrian freedom party in this t.v. debate in early october pulled out an internal memo that says courts should act like struck during the campaign pleases me of course and i feel very honored it says in the paper masters this perfectly copycat or not kurtz the strategy seems to be working he's managed to woo swarms of right wing voters to the party. is what we
can see from the pre-election data curds is drawing over freedom party voters in massive numbers the current effect appears to be six to nine percent. with corrupt as chancellor austria would move to the right he backed a further tightening of the refugee policy and he said if he must he will once again fight half of europe to get it done. i want to turn our to east africa to ethiopia where access to education for girls is limited and girls are also subjected to traditional practices like child marriage but one is the open television producer wants to turn that around let's find out how an animated series with female superheroes is on a mission to change attitudes. captivation on their faces this school and. it's showing pupils the first episode of.
means wisdom and herrick in the series three heroines fight for the equality of girls and women. one out of. before age fifteen and most of them will never go back to school. they are. to succeed in life. wants to change this it's important to the program's creators that children can identify with the show so they organize screenings of the pilot episode at local schools to see if people like a. different question. so. they know what she's been through this is something close to their heart something they know who they can connect with. after watching the show the children write down what they liked or didn't like and which story lines
they want to see continue. i thought it was great because it was about. i've never seen anything like it before. is the brainchild of. the trained nurse or she could no longer ignore the plight of young women in ethiopia. so i seen how can he saw this huge problem on his neck and in beauty and kindergarten everywhere so i start thinking how can a rich millions of children in my country with less course there was quality education. dr weitz has already produced three successful t.v. and radio series which educate children across ethiopia in a fun way. she hopes to bad girls will become a success and help challenge taboos we're starting from hard core sounds like make it stop only married. but the thing is you know that is why the part of animation
is very interesting because it is animation it is fictional so people can pick a distance and feel comfortable to talk about it and that's what we want the first step is talking about it. but it's not always easy. sometimes i get close treated you know shouldn't take me piers to get to this point and you know i should reach more kids than by now you know and all the stuff because it's so slow because of so many broke bureaucratic. procedures or not support or. just the d. today by years. distributing the programs is difficult and resources are scarce social entrepreneurship is not yet common in ethiopia the holy see still with us because we're still look as a business person so we've been passed past the same way what the meetings would go
and we are fluent innovators we are in smaller resorts we have to do a lot. but the team behind to pick up girls is strong and motivated and they won't give up in the face of these obstacles that still negotiating with t.v. broadcasters. yeah look i just got. a lot more to tell you about here's what's coming out. there was weapons program under scrutiny again washington gets ready to reveal an aggressive new approach to the islamic republic i would take a look ahead to friday's want to see a match as rock bottom cologne try to banish the boy use that first win of the season in stuttgart. all that a whole lot more coming right out. of. gone
without a trace. with the forced into prostitution or the drugs trade. thousands of unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in europe. where could they be and who's been looking for the. most children thirty thousand minus missing in forty five minutes on d w. yeah diminished and i think one day this war will be considered a cruel and unjust war but it will be a solution and certainly all citizens of ukraine every man woman and child she know well the friend their homeland of the enemy invades where you're dancing no one wants russia here don't need to know which is. rebel against the mighty google news that matters. d.w.
made for mines hijacking the news. where i come from the news is being hijacked journalism itself has become a script is reality show it's not just good versus evil us versus them black and white. in countries like russia china turkey people are told it's that stuff and if you're a journalist there and you try to get beyond that you are facing scare tactics intimidation. and i wonder is that where we're headed as well. my responsibility as a journalist is to get beyond the smoke and mirrors it's not just about being fair and balanced or being neutral it's about being truly. funny was pretty golf and i work to be done.
so good to have you back with us you're watching the the news and we all rock and roll in these are made headlines right now thirty one people have been killed in wildfires raging across northern california making them the deadliest in the state's history hundreds of others are still missing. plus the u.s. senate israel have announced there were drawing from the u.n. cultural agency unesco washington says the organization is anti israel has avoided reform and is too expensive. all right now is u.s. president donald trump about to abandon the iran nuclear deal it's cost for concern for the countries who helped negotiate it all other than the u.s. they include britain france russia and china the u.n. security council's permanent members plus germany all together with the e.u. the group brokered the iran nuclear agreement back in the summer of two thousand and fifteen and the accord iran promised that its nuclear. program is strictly
peaceful and in practice what that means is that your radium enrichment is limited and the country is kept at three hundred kilograms now the reactor in iraq will be reconfigured so it can't produce any weapons grade plutonium and all this will be closely monitored by the international atomic energy agency now in return for it all economic sanctions on iran were left on the we're going to try and unpack what's in store with our very own currently in washington and in brussels we've got to use that knox hoffman and thank you both for joining us i want to start off with you carolina if i may because we're still waiting to hear from president donald trump his much anticipated speech in the run up he's been talking very very tough says listen iran is not sticking to the spirit of this deal to which the congress and i have said nope they are complying with the terms of this agreement and now we're hearing this afternoon the new york times reporting
that the usa will stick to the deal so put shortly is this trumps art of the deal. well the new york times wrote that one thirty five the deal but he also want android related and that is also a president trump said yesterday in a speech this means that president trump are probably declare his intention not to certify iran's compliance with the agreement and doing so he will pass on to congress the decision about whether to reimpose sanctions are not if sanctions are passed by congress then this will definitely blow up the whole agreement with iran nevertheless most of the foreign policy advisers and also congressman from the republican party in the house of representatives and in the senate made it clear that they want to leave the two thousand and fifteen agreement with iran intact at least for now because otherwise the international community could lose control over
iran's nuclear ambitions so it is really up to congress if they don't impose sanctions they will maintain the deal with iran and if they do impose the sanctions this will blow up the agreement with iran marks i want to get your to cure in brussels if this administration decides to nix the iran deal what are some of the diplomatic options left for you. diplomatically speaking there are two paths forward but one i have to tell you is of course the start of a long time ago before there was even and you talk about him mixing the deal and that is building up the pressure on the u.s. administration that's what the different embassies of the european countries in washington d.c. have been doing now for weeks trying to convince the president trying to convince the administration that this was an important deal and the second option would be of course diplomatically to speak to rand and tell them listen ok the u.s. are no part in the no longer part of this deal but it's still important to keep the
deal intact it's worth it also for iran that might be the hard part about it but they definitely won't do and a senior diplomat of the european commission confirmed that to renegotiate the deal it took twelve years to do this and they're going to stick to it all right they're going to stick to it carolina what we just heard max say about the e.u. wanting them to stick with this deal we're hearing some prominent members of trump's administration also saying listen this deal is in america's interest so is there something else behind this. well those in terms of ministration who agreed that the certifying the real deal sorry would be the right thing to do point out to certain actions by iran's. missile test and also the support for counties ations like hezbollah so this activities are not actually prevented by the deal but of course it is argued that they undermine any
trust in iran and in terms of in terms of transpersonal motivation for decertifying the deal and this really seems to come down to a matter of pride of the president he was very outspoken about the iran deal during his presidential campaign labeling catastrophic deal and now he has the chance to finally follow through on his three tariq. i want to put my final question to you it is of course undeniable that there are strong economic incentives when it comes to europe there are some vested interest in keeping this deal low growing with iran . not only with europe also with india and china that heavily have invested in the red but here's a number for you leyla trade between the e.u. and iran has increased by ninety four percent in the first half of two thousand and seventeen compared to the first half of two thousand and sixteen you have giants
like french investing a four billion euro deal in iran and you have iran coming back online on the international banking network so of course there are huge incentives for the europeans but not only them to be to not to still have this deal just imagine what would happen if the us really decided to re-impose sanctions on iran that would also affect european countries doing business with iran and so once of a sudden you would have what once was a united front of the west being completely divided yes opposite with americans or the u.s. government imposing possibly sanctions on european companies something that would have been completely imaginable under obama all right no longer hand in glove max hoffman reporting from brussels karalee much more in washington thank you both for your team coverage. and now we had to syria where civilians are trying to flee the town of iraq as a u.s. led offensive ramps up efforts to drive out remaining pockets of the resistance of
the so-called islamic state while hundreds of fighters are holed up there in what was once the group's de facto kept on the u.s. airstrikes have pound at their positions and witnesses say they've caused numerous civilian casualties but syrian rebels on the ground dispute that claim. they can't see the enemy fighters for the rebel group the syrian democratic forces start shooting at random hoping to lure i.a.s. snipers from their hideouts. a few hundred militants from the so-called islamic state are believed to be hiding out in the ruins controlling a small part of russia the destruction is partly a result of u.s. led coalition airstrikes on a is that reportedly killed more than eight hundred sixty civilians since june that's according to the organization air wars which tracks casualties by interviewing eyewitnesses but this commander disputes that claim. stick you. know that's not true sometimes civilians are killed in the fighting but they're
rarely hit by asteroids when people try to flee the combat zone the shot by asked snipers or they step on i-s. mines o.b.b. traps many have died that way. and. the syrian democratic forces will win the battle for rocca but it's not over yet i guess is making a last desperate stand here the remains of a car bomb and i guess attempt to stop coalition forces advancing. the u.s. led coalition says it won't accept the surrender of ai as militants so the remaining jihadists probably won't get out of rocca alive. all right i want to hand you over back to garrett now and he has a story about the dubious record of the biggest passenger plane in the sky that's right exactly a decade ago the first a three eighty was delivered it's the largest passenger
aircraft in the world as parts come from britain germany and spain then they are delivered by land by water and by the final assembly takes place in toulouse in southern france after that the plane is flown off to hamburg where it's painted and the cabin furnished research and development for the a three eighty of cost twelve billion euros third of which was public funding but it's unlikely the company can every coupe its initial investment the official list prizes three hundred seventy million euros for one plane but customers receive big rebates also because the a three eighty is not particularly popular with their lives. singapore airlines was the first carrier to add the a three eighty to its lineup ten years ago but now much earlier than expected the airline has decided not to extend the leasing contracts on those first jets that's not
a positive signal even though singapore has also ordered more airbus is scaling back production last year built twenty eight of the giant passenger jets and twenty eighteen it's only planning on manufacturing twelve a three eighty s and just nine in twenty nineteen. we're adjusting to market fluctuations that is pretty standard in this business you have to take the long view of the a three eighty has now been around a long time and will continue to develop in the coming years after that we'll be able to ramp up production again. and. their boss wants to win new customers with new designs one of its technical developments is an improved wing let the end of the wing that arches up nearly vertically the plane manufacturer says by making it larger they've reduced both drag and fuel consumption by four percent and all their bus engineers have also altered the interior of the plane. we're using the whole
cabin on both decks more efficiently and that's made space for eighty additional seats so. that means carriers can reduce the costs per passenger carried by that was an. airbus continues to believe the plane has a bright future especially on intercontinental routes like between paris and new york or sydney and los angeles. because inciting n.p.r. eons of crisis the longer routes are the ones that remain relatively stable compared to shorter routes and they get shut down at times and that means that larger planes are generally always in use even when times are hard you know the nukes. don't tighten however there are no plans to make any major changes in the near future for example to make the a three eighty s. engines more fuel efficient the development costs for that says airbus are simply too high in an era of sinking demand. and that's it for me back to you
thanks so much care heart if you happen to use twitter you may have noticed that it's a lot quieter today because women across the world are making a point to avoid a social media platform while the reason for this one day boycott is out of solidarity with actors. rose mcgowan her twitter account was temporarily suspended earlier this week after she spoke out about sex abuse in hollywood and of course so we want to get now elizabeth show to weigh in from our social media desk for the complete story on that liz i'd like you to elaborate a little bit on that remind us what led to this boycott. well the actress rose mcgowan you see her here she says that hollywood producer harvey weinstein raped her and she has been very vocal on twitter admonishing hollywood for its culture of silence around sexual abuse now she had also tweeted a phone number that is associated with the weinstein the film production company
and twitter said it blocked rules mcgowan's account because that goes against twitter's a terms of service no number of people online have said that she was targeted on fairly let me just show you a couple of examples here we have u.s. journalist yes our ali his says when you tweet a private phone number on twitter then your account is blocked or suspended but when somebody tweets a rape threat then you're told by twitter we're looking into this and doing our best to improve and now a one woman woman from the u.s. she is a and engineers she wrote this she is actually the person who started this boycott saying ok on friday october thirteenth in solidarity with rose mcgowan all of victims and within a large with all victims of hate and harassment twitter fails to report so that is why the women are boycotting twitter today and later let me just show you how much this is being talked about on twitter right now all the circles that you see those
are people using the hashtag women boycott twitter it's not just in the u.s. as you see not just in europe but also in areas like india and australia parts of africa and also a parts of south america and of course we cannot show you the number of women who are not using twitter today but at least you see that there is a lot of discussion going on right now about this issue and of course we're also hoping that some of the men join in that solidarity action as well has there been a type of discussion as well going on online. yeah absolutely the discussion is the mainly around to twitter's policy when it comes to threats that people rides online when it comes to racism sexism and people complain that twitter often ignores these complaints one very good example that we have is from u.s. model chrissy teigen so she had tweeted saying that she's also gonna boycott twitter and then just take a look at what she posted a few minutes after that she says after she posted saying that she's going to
boycott twitter this is the kind of language that she was faced with people using derogatory language people insulting her and this is what many women actually say that there were many women say that they are facing on a day to day basis and that is why they are boycotting twitter today so all right let's show thank you so much. and you want to be talking now about dan brown the bestselling author of that the vinci code he is currently at the frankfurt book fair presenting his the latest novel origin and ron mel is here to talk a little bit more about this is than four years since his last hit to them so long . well the thing is that interests truly he is a meticulously researches each of his novels he gets an idea and then he goes about research you know because he's famous for mixing facts with fiction really. and
indeed he's got to travel in the past with the catholic church over the divan she code and again in this book there's lots about creationism evolution galled where we're from mike cetera and in this specific edition do we see the harvard professor langdon make an appearance or yes he's back at the play by tom hanks in the film versions of course the professor is this time in vices or a conference in bilbao in spain and it all kicks off from there dan brown spent part of these four years between books in spain he actually studied in spain back in the eighty's as well anyway let's find out more about this book origin from the origin the man himself than brown. they call him the master of the intellectual cliffhanger dan brown is back with a new riveting thread are sticking to his approved brown senses protagonist robert langdon on a quest to spain and of course it's one of suspense and plot twists. the
wonderful thing about twists and novels the simpler they are the better they are my goal and some people may have figured it out but my goal is that people read and read and read and read trying to figure out what happened when they figure out what happened they just sort of go like that it was right in front of me the simpler the better. the famous guggenheim museum and this is where. but langdon's fifth adventure begins the harvard professor of symbology must help to unveil a scientific discovery that will change everything next stop us alone us last i got a familia where langdon has to find something that's hidden inside god he's famous church. origin takes on the battle between science and religion and tech it's the big questions of human kind where do we come from and where are we going. in two thousand and three has novel the da vinci code turned down brown into
a household name the story revolves around hidden messages and coded and leonardo da vinci's paintings langdon finally solves the puzzle and reveals the jesus christ was married and even had a child. brown's novels are set in europe for good reason lang is fascinated with europe because because i'm fascinated with europe and because i absolutely love it here in very very simple terms and very specific terms the history the art the architecture and and the connection with history is something that i don't feel in my own country dan brown's arjen it's not just one of the highlights at the frankfurt book fair it's without doubt one of the most eagerly anticipated books of the year. so robin he clearly explained his fascination with europe and reasons behind it so who are those his fascination
for code and and religion come from well its mother was a church organist and he was brought up in the prisca paley in church which is a sort of liberal form of christianity and his father was a mass professor in new hampshire where they lived at the university nearby where they lived and yesterday actually. that explained more about where this fascination with. on christmas morning in my house we would come down to the christmas tree hoping to find presents and instead we would find a little note card with a symbolic code on it and we would break the code and it would say perhaps you know go to the refrigerator would run to the refrigerator open the door and there's another note card with a code that said you know run out to the garage and look in the woodpile it would run out you know and so we'd follow these codes in the code got harder and harder until finally the last one would send us back to the christmas tree and there were a presence great up ahead to the first start of make it as a musician he did it he's
a damn brown singer songwriter he actually moved to hollywood in the nineteen eighties to try and start a career as a singer songwriter and joined the national academy of songwriters not much became a violent except that's where he met his wife live and the two of them together actually even produced a cd of his music called angels and demons which didn't sell but it also became the talk of his first book featuring robert langdon and eventually eventually sold in its millions and was made into a film that we see here of course angels and demons and that was late in two thousand and three that the vinci code and the book went ballistic and then all the other books. you know the ones that been done before and here here is the coast mr tom hanks starring in the film of all those as well and instantly the new book origin has already been translated into fifty six languages and i'm sure in all those fifty six countries it's rushing off the shelves our thank you very much very
briefly if you can do you think it's going to be turned into a movie is the pope catholic. rushing around spain all those beautiful places with a beautiful woman as this side of course it is or it is the focus. so much roman greatly appreciate have a great weekend all right and we want to bring is a sports news now and in soccer that won this league is returning with a bang this weekend following the international break and tonight's game streak that hosts kalani who are rock bottom of the table despite a successful campaign last season it all means that the future of colors coach may be on the line if they fail to get a result. to make it plain cologne stinks at the moment it is taking the heat for it he was the hero who brought the club back to the top flight a few years ago after winning the second division but that's in the past conceding fifteen so far and only managed to score two goals have left cologne dead last still searching for
a first team with. me off my commute my state of mind won't get better with each defeat but it's my job i'm the one who's responsible my job. and i ask of my players that they face the challenge and move forward and make decisions to help us get past this situation when things are really bad i have to come up with solutions on which there oddly enough the cologne stuttgart fixture hasn't gone the home side's way since two thousand and with host stuttgart showing signs of a shaky defense cologne holds out hope for its maiden victory. and that report of course was by our very own chris harrington who is with me here in the studio is there a player who can turn things around for co-op and that before i just have been as they go i would be remiss not to mention the u.s. men's national team bruce arena just resigned because they failed to make the world cup now to the but his latest to guard you know shares enough i think cologne
struggles maybe they'll lean on the shoulders of the individual striker that's knocking on forty's door claudio but thought oh he's looking maybe he can fill those shoes because right now john is injured for close so they need some often so potent obviously with only two goals thus far and the strange thing about it stu got really strong at home. mercedes-benz arena the best goal record at home right now in the league only two goals conceded so it's an interesting match up to see but out there bigger guys out there are like well byron let's talk reckons this because your height as it is back has been dominating the headlines so here we are going to get behind back into fight. yep because it's yeah it's simple that simple i think it's reunited you know i think five players you know have their coach when they were the most victorious in byers recent history robin boateng is well away and for neuer to come back but i do think it's reunited in a feel so good i'm sure munich is celebrating and i think yeah high kids will make a statement because five are all right and there's another game in the books that's
right live so you know last time around last season the big protests in the dortmund match dortmund not happy about leipsic because they consider themselves nontraditional a big capitalist type of club a lot of people were hurt they beefed up security in that particular outcome so we have to wait and see what happens i do think it'll be an interesting match though because tino vam is set to return as well as for dorman both prolific strikers have to wait and see how it all turns out how much going all this is. purely for us thank you already for i let you go i want to remind you of our main headlines right now. thirty one people have been killed in wildfires raging across northern california making them the deadliest in the state's history hundreds of others are still missing. plus the u.s. and israel have announced that there were drawing from the u.n. cultural agency unesco washington says the organization is and israel has avoided
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