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this is the news live from berlin in genoa hopes of finding any more survivors under an blabs bridge are fading at least thirty nine people confirmed dead right now and there's mounting anger as people look for answers we'll get the latest from our correspondent on the scene also coming up a malaysian court rules the trial of two women accused of assassinating the half brother of north korea's leader can proceed the women were hoping to be freed today but the judge says they were part of a well planned conspiracy. i'm
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brian thomas a very warm welcome to the show rescue teams in the italian city of genoa are still working to pull survivors and bodies from the rubble of a collapsed highway bridge at least thirty nine people were killed when a stretch of the brandy bridge caved in during busy midday traffic tuesday the italian government initially attributed part of the blame to the e.u. accusing it of limiting funding for infrastructure but the focus of criticism is now shifting to autostrada a that's the motorways operator locals say there's a long history of concerns about the bridges upkeep but autostrada insists its maintenance checks were up today the government has in the meantime declared a year long state of emergency for the region. charlotte show some pills on the ground for us in general good morning to you charlotte along with the grief for so
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many families today there's also apprehension at this hour about those still missing that's right there are number of people fit to still be missing and that is exactly what is motivating rescue teams on the ground here they've been working tirelessly to search through the rubble and the twisted metal to try and find anybody anything is possible of course that they may still pull people from the rubble but hope is starting to fade they tell us though that they will keep working until they are they are absolutely convinced that no one is left buried here behind me ok charlotte while the focus right now is on those waiting for any news and those of course grieving the loss of this as well many in italy are also asking how could this happen and who's responsible. that's right government ministers in particular have been pointing the finger of
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blame at all to throw out of the company that operates this mates way behind me suggesting that safety just simply wasn't up to scratch that something that out. fiercely denies they say that they had been they'd been checking the bridge and that the maintenance checks were up to date the european union though has again become a focus of criticism from government misses the populist new interior minister tweeting this morning that he felt that the e.u. should free up more funding to help build up its infrastructure to hope support breaches like this to people here though they're not so much interested in a blame game in pointing fingers at who's responsible they still have a lot to do with in the here and now there are people hundreds who've been evacuated and there's real concern as well about exactly how the city is going to function without this bridge behind me that that is a big question right now how is genoa coping right now with the loss of what's a very major motorway. that's right this is called the brooklyn
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bridge of january sixth he was a huge. hit in the city and it was used by people once or twice a day say the consequences of losing such a major piece of genoa is infrastructure and measurable as this puts it this report describes. just two days ago this highway bridge served as one of the main entry points into genoa all there is left today is a gaping hole. when the fifty meter section of the marandi bridge came down the tons of concrete buried two warehouses train tracks and a riverbed but most significantly in regards to infrastructure a vital motorway was lost which used to connect the airport and the port of genoa to the region the government will have to come up with alternative routes for traffic on a local and international scale. concerns are the collapse could have major
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repercussions on tourism and trade with the motorway linking the port city to milan and other cities in the north as well as to france. in general itself many houses were destroyed and hundreds living in the vicinity of the remaining parts of the bridge will not be able to return to their homes you know some technical you know stymied that she the house is this under the bridge to are at risk because we certainly do know want to put people's lives in danger. as again some of these people will be given new houses and we will do everything we can see that this happens as soon as possible usually to proceed with the moroni bridge collapse will continue to affect the lives of the people of genoa for years to come. and as that investigation gathers pace of what happened the bridges operators autostrada are under intense scrutiny business as more on that coming up later this hour now for a look at some of the other stories making the news today. the death toll from floods in the in the instead of corolla has risen to eighty people at least
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officials say more traditional rains are expected threatening further flooding and landslides more than one hundred thousand people have been moved to relief accounts it is the worst monsoon damage in decades in her all of which is a popular tourist destination. she residents in the afghan capital kabul have held funeral services for the victims of a suicide bombing that killed thirty four people saumur states now claiming responsibility for the attack on an educational center just hours after the bombing gunman besieging compound belonging to the afghan intelligence service also located and called. it's to malaysia now and they were hoping to walk free but two women accused of assassinating the a strange half brother of north korea's leader will be facing murder charges. malaysian judges ruled that there is enough evidence for their trial to continue and has told them to enter their defense plays. the vietnamese and indonesian
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nationals face the death penalty if convicted of killing kim jong nom last year they allegedly smeared his face with a banned nerve agents as he waited to board a flight at kuala lumpur international airport women say they thought they were taking part in a prank for a t.v. show let's get more on the story now from from kuala lumpur and correspondent sandra raso standing by for us a surprise in court this morning sander can you tell us what happened. well the local observers and definitely the defense had expected the woman the women to be free to be acquitted today because they just felt that the prosecution hadn't shown enough evidence that they cooper came by the judge saw it differently he followed the arguments are off the prosecution saying moment off the crest of miss. that the two women also rushed to some forms to wash
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their hands so they must have known so the judge that they have a very dangerous product and you have to say this product you have to wash your hands like in ninety seconds otherwise it will penetrate and you might eventually die the arguments of the judge right this was a band nerve agent that was used the defense team is saying these two women didn't even know what was happening where they say. yeah the defense said you have to look at the bigger picture and that this is a political act those two women they had no clue what was happening they were approached by those what they claim to be t.v. producers from china and japan to do to participate in this reality t.v. show that's what they said it turned out during the trial that those a man who approached them are north korean nationals for suspects who are at large
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who obviously plan the whole case and they change their clothes every airport and they fled. malaysia right after they are of the act and therefore helped by the way by the north korean embassy all that. leads them to save all those woman they just stayed in malaysia they continue with their normal lives so this is usually suspects or potential killers would behave. saudis are talking about an extensive conspiracy here why do they believe that kim jong nam was targeted. well you ask officials and equally south korean officials claim that was a political act committed by north korea it is known that kim jong nam was the hop off kim jong un and. by his father and later on kim jong un criticized his
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younger brother and said he lacked leadership qualities so there wasn't a motive. for him just to kill kim jong nam and also you have to say you have those four north korean suspects who fled the country and the north korean side has shown no sort of cooperation or billing this to corporate in this highly suspicious case and the quick question is if you will ever find out the truth ok it looks like this case is turning into an international thriller sandra rocks so for us in kuala lumpur thanks very much molly's president abraham boubacar cato has been officially reelected for another five year term was declared the winner of the country's elections securing sixty seven percent of the vote the opposition led by small sissay have already said that they will reject the results of the presidential runoff the campaign was marred by accusations of fraud by violence and low turnout
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. kate and now faces the amends task of lifting this west african country out of a spiral of islamist and i think violence is more on the many challenges that await them. chaos on the streets of mali's capital bamako. mutinous soldiers locked up several ministers and took control of government buildings. at the two thousand and twelve coup d'etat a dangerous turning point for the young democracy but for sixty six year old ibrahim. the coup represented an opportunity in twenty thirteen after a year and a half of upheaval new elections were held it. became for short had the support of both religious leaders and the army in part perhaps because he had never publicly criticized the coup leaders. on september fourth twenty thirteen following a runoff election against former finance minister soon. became president
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but kato has been involved in mali and politics for much longer than that as campaign manager i became helped. become mollies first president in the country's first ever democratic elections in one thousand nine hundred one k. taught studied african political science for years in dakar at the sub on in paris and at france's largest research center. afterwards kaintuck was able to take advantage of his good connections to france and iraq whether as prime minister from one thousand nine hundred four or many years later as president in the fight against toric rebels in two thousand and thirteen he received help from france's then president on land and from french special forces. germany's armed forces helped kate to stabilize mali a provisional and now frangela peace agreement with the two arc in two thousand and fifteen are monkey times greatest successes to date.
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still there are countless challenges such as corruption low education levels but also human traffickers mali is a transit country for africans who want to go to europe and germany is calling on abraham boubacar kitana to provide increased security and to better protect mollies borders many problems that has also promised voters he would solve. the first world football right he says the world cover out and they show a massive drop for germany the team that went to this summer sort of a right number one here's what the new top tier looks like france of course taking over a first position after winning the world cup second belgium third brazil force is a world cup runner up croatia way down at number fifteen germany this after the germans crashed out in the first round of world cup matches. staying with football
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athletico madrid have picked up their first trophy of the new season they beat city rivals real madrid in the european super cup played in a stony up diego costa putting out let it go in front just forty nine seconds into the game before karim benzema tied it up in the twenty seventh minute real madrid sergio ramos giving the champions league winners the lead from the penalty spot in the second half cost the sport a lady clause or to send the match into extra time and let it go scored twice in the extra session to secure a four two when you go. oh has won seven trophies a during his time in madrid. this gives us a great deal of string of confidence it confirms that things are right for us now with all this is news still to come on the show how close is the cashless society to a bank that's joined the call to stop using bills and coins all together. plus
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while the fallout for the operators of the general a bridge those stories and much more coming up here and interview news. make your smart t.v. even smarter d.w. for smart t.v. . what you want when you want it up to do extraordinary. you decide what's on find out more. dot com smart t.v. . these creations. is brand a mistake about colonoscopies i cannae of the physicians.

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