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darkness' cities. starting march tenth. this is d.w. news live from berlin and israel responds with further strikes on iranian targets in syria after one of its fighter jets is shot down by syrian forces it's the most serious incident between israel and syria in years but israel is warning against further escalation our jerusalem correspondent will have more also coming up. kim
jong un sr telling south korea's president he's invited to a summit in the north korean capital and moon and says he would be willing to go to pyongyang. and the world's biggest street party gets underway in brazil. party goers in rio are not letting the weak economy spoil carnival celebration we'll tell you why this woman is set to make sound but history this year. after an israeli fighter jet was shot down by syrian forces the two pilots parachuted to safety and were taken to the hospital was one of them in serious condition the incident was sparked by an iranian drone entering israeli airspace from syria it's the most serious confrontation between israel and syria in yours.
and israeli jet in flames an angry reaction from the army and two very different versions of what happened early saturday morning. the key question didn't iranian surveillance drones stray into israeli territory from a base in syria triggering a deadly response from israeli fighter jets syria says its allies drone was near the israeli border on a standard intelligence mission but israel disagrees it has released this unverified video which it says shows the drone in israeli airspace next they say it followed the drone across the syrian border and shot it down and then launched fighter jets like these to strike the drones base inside syria that triggered a syrian response the regime unleashed its anti-aircraft guns on the israeli fighter planes and it brought down an f. sixteen jet which crashed dramatically into northern israeli countryside the israeli air force says its pilot was seriously wounded after making an emergency
exit. israel then responded with another large scale bombing raid it hit syrian government positions near damascus just days ago israel declared itself ready for a standoff like this on tuesday israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu stood at the northern border in israeli occupied golan heights and delivered a warning. we seek peace but are prepared for any scenario and i wouldn't suggest anyone test us. israel's military has now been tested this is the first loss of one of its jets in syria and the rhetoric is escalating on both sides syrian government forces have warned israel it's quote terrorism will face a severe response from now on israel's reaction syria is playing with fire. well earlier i asked the middle east correspondent tanya kramer if it's likely that a further escalation will now follow. well it seems that most of the military and
this tells us saying that none of the sides would like to see an escalation. but at the same time i mean it is about as concern has always been that iran and through its proxies like hezbollah will entrenched itself in the area near the israeli golan heights michael and heights near the border area and they want to avoid that so this is the israeli line has been you know this is a red line and they will whatever they see if it's a threat they will attack this now. they also say i mean this is a show of strength now from all sides i think you could say. nobody wants an escalation but of course we have to wait and see whatever follows from this incident but no time in talis just want has been israel's involvement in syria to what extent have they been conducting operations there since the civil war broke out in that country. well it is
a has always said that they stay out of the conflict but their have their own bread lines and they have been conducting many air raids into syria against hezbollah and other targets what they see as the threat so israel has been in a way operating. in syria but what has been new all this time is the response by the us of the region and you can see that there is maybe also more confidence because of the changing political ground in syria by responding with such a massive i mean this has been. in the past couple of weeks we have seen more response to that whereas before that and here ever it wasn't really i mean there wasn't any response to that so this is what what is the difference right now and we have to wait and see how this will develop because the tensions there because the situation won't change. kramer reporting for us in jerusalem thank you. now to some of the
other stories making news around the world and at least eighteen people have been killed and dozens more injured in hong kong after a double decker bus crashed in the city's suburb emergency workers hurried to pull passengers from the wreck the bus appears to have skidded and hit a lamp post driver's been arrested on charges of negligence demonstrators have gathered in the central italian city of much up to send an anti racist message a week after a neo nazi injured six african migrants in a shooting spree tensions are high in the city after right wing protesters supporting the force and while the party clashed with riot police on thursday night . in a sign of warming relations between the divided koreas north korean leader kim jong un has invited south korea's president to meet in pyongyang kim sr delivered the invitation in seoul against the backdrop of the winter olympics now if it takes
place it would be the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in more than a decade. the two koreas united on the ice the combined korean women's hockey team months of their limpid history. it follows another historic moment off the ice amazing and so kim jong il's youngest sister kim jong delivered an invitation from the north korean leader the south korean president lee j. in to visit pyongyang she's visiting for the winter olympics the star player and the diplomatic games taking place alongside the sporting events. moon responded positively his spokesman said. in reply president expressed his will to make it happen by creating the right conditions in the future years. it's not clear what those conditions are but south korea will have to navigate the tensions between its
northern neighbor and its ally the u.s. which are at loggerheads over north korea's nuclear ambitions. u.s. vice president mike pence has used his presence at the games to keep up pressure on the north and caution the south korean government against falling for a charm offensive with that in mind president moon who has always advocated for engagement with the north said better ties between the two koreas rested on dialogue between the u.s. and north korea. german president franco to stein my also attending the games so the invitation as a positive sign. to the olympics mean it's a sporting competition but it's also about olympic peace and has been a glimmer of that here so we hope that the dialogue that will begin will continue after the olympic games and. be the guy to take. minutes typing to the current relations looks like his first win of the game.
well for more on the match earlier today between the joint north joint korean team and switzerland i'm joined now by nick mckenna klein from sports so nick this korean women's hockey team is the first in the olympic history to combine players from the north and the south so how did they do they did ok it's a concern they didn't have much time to practice they did actually get a bit of a clobbering loss against switzerland but it was to be expected it's was done by right six in the world whereas south korea before these teams you know it's a right seventeen it's a not necessarily a top team when it comes to women's hockey so they did relatively well considering the circumstances and as i said i believe only had a couple of weeks time to actually practice and get used to each other because they were you know they were planning on having a united korean team this is something which has come relatively abruptly before the before the tournament actually started the atmosphere the stadium however told a different story it's holes so this that you know the fans watching were happy to
see you know it's a team and it was it was a good thing for diplomacy not basically good for sports but even in the north korean cheerleaders who were said by north korea to pyongyang to just get going throughout the whole game they just wouldn't stop when they were firing on the fans throughout the throughout the game it was a fantastic thing to see well you mentioned that they had to play without really having time to get to know each other can you tell us a little bit about how they came together well. was first announced couple weeks ago that they were going to be a united team that they're going to come out of the total. last night for example is a united korea and they've had a couple of weeks to practice but even their coach who is an american she said the time she wasn't looking she was happy about the decision because it was so close the tournament so close the olympics the kind of breaks the game plan you have the team you work with them for the past of the use you qualify for them takes now of a sudden need to change things up a bit all in all it's a good thing yes but for the for the sporting aspect it's very difficult all right there have been a number of results during this first day tell us about those have indeed i mean
the first goal of the twenty third winter olympic games in showing china went to a cross-country skier called charlotte kala of sweden she power her way to the finish line in the fifteenth lola to ski after all you see here going up the hill and breaking away from the chasing pack and she was just really just off the rest of competition a good twenty seconds ahead of them but the story in this actual particular race is not just carlo winning gold it's the woman who came after that is no egypt mark bugan she had to settle for silver unfortunately but she made history the person she is now the most decorated women's blimp you would have never met a little together well also we've heard that germany and also was able to take home a number of gold medals that tell us about that indeed the very first german medal today was from lord love a dog miles she's also a biathlete and she was perfect in how race she all ten targets in her race was incredibly quick twenty four seventh's twenty four seconds ahead of the chase impact almost as fast as well and really really good of course the other gold medal
today and for the germans under the best vending of ending a he upset the favorites with a super leap in the ski jumping and finished ahead of dublin for example in kenya stock who couldn't finish fourth so quite a surprise he really did disappoint the favorites all right nic mechanic line from use force many thanks indeed always great to talk to you. and for more on the winter olympics and young chung make sure you check out our website at www dot com forward slash the lympics all the latest results the best pictures and stories are right there can also follow us on twitter at sports of four live updates to be in this league football and our in saturday's action has already seen plenty of goals fly in here are the results so far had zero one two nil at leaver koos in frankfurt the bottom side cologne four to fellow strugglers hamburg lost two nil at dortmund had over one to one against freiburg hoffenheim beat mind for two
the late game seashell to travel to bahrain on friday leipzig one to nail against alex work and there are two more matches to come on sunday. well carnival celebrations are underway in many parts of the world including brazil where many people have had to cut back because of the country's economic pinch rio de janeiro's mayor has also been doing his part to save money he's sour spirits by insisting that the celebration should not detract from everyday problems but for most people the party must go on. carnival is in full swing in rio with block parties bringing the streets to life. or looking out at city hall the reigns were handed over to this year's carnival king who's in charge of keeping the party going. the mayor and
evangelical bishops spoke of carnivals virtues even though he's humble and simple people most of them who lead a very hard life a concert for five years dressing beautiful costumes with all tuesdays composing music full of beauty and poetry but this was. one of the participants getting all prettied up as british born samantha florus she'll be leading one of the dance schools in the samba showdown. it's the first time a non-native has been given the honor. i really don't want to i do want to miss this elf and i i want to do the best performance i can about everybody at home from my school as well because of this incredible opportunity. and complete with her costume samantha is ready to lead her squad into battle in the samba drome the dance school competition kicks off on sunday.
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