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this is d.w. newsline from berlin scrambling to escape the flames mass evacuations are underway in australia as people flee deadly wildfires thousands are on the road others are waiting to be ferried to safety by the hops drive a windy conditions are expected to get worse also coming up. turkish lawmakers vote to send troops to war torn libya and chris says it's protecting its own interest but many fear that the move could escalate the conflict. i'm 3 people come forward following the deafening facts of german super believe the illegal sky labs and
spock the new year's eve blaze that killed dozens of articles in the town of collector. i'm phil gale welcome to the program. with 18 people confirmed dead and thousands of homes destroyed in some of the worst of bushfires in history says in australia of ordered mass evacuations in 2 of the hardest hit states a worst affected is new south wales where fires have burned more than 4000000 hectares to put that in perspective that's more than 4 times the number of area that was lost during the 2819 amazon rain forest fire as the state government in new south wales has declared a 7 day state of emergency for a 3rd time in 3 months in the neighboring state of victoria roads have been cut off
making it only possible to leave by sea naval vessels have been sent su evacuate people from the harbor to one of the ports close to melbourne the evacuations are likely to last for days that mean extreme weather conditions. this is what firefighters in australia have been dealing with for months in some cases and this is an example of the aftermath the town of moloch or what was the town a play store through here on new year's eve. since then thousands have been awaiting rescue relief anything the plan is for the navy to use ships and helicopters to bring them to melbourne about a 17 hour journey by water. and destruction devastation and this is just one of so many towns in the southeastern states of new south wales and
victoria that have felt the fury of the latest wave of bushfires. a bit odd sight anybody diet's tied to sky demised now had parents tied to skerrick to secure it. people have died but a final count hasn't been tallied yet some are still listed as missing one of the dead is fireman jeff keaton who passed away battling a blaze just before christmas at his funeral on thursday his young son received an award for bravery on behalf of his dead father. forecasters say it'll be the end of the month before there's any significant rain and a possible end to the crisis the next catastrophic conditions are forecast for this coming weekend with temperatures expected to top 40 degrees celsius. for some of the other stories making news around the world people in the indonesian capital jakarta have begun to return home after severe flooding forced tens of thousands to leave at least 30 were killed others are still missing monsoon rain
and rising rivers inundated thousands of homes and cut off electricity a road wide area. a key castle on separatists possibly has agreed to help break the deadlock in spanish politics and upstate in a confidence vote in parliament next week to allow the spanish prime minister petro suggest to with mr sanchez the socialist party of it's a coalition deal last month with another left party of a parliament still needs to confirm him as prime minister. and to paul has sent an international wanted notices to lebanese oath ortiz requesting the arrest of costs to go in the form and this town c.e.o. skipped bank of japan this week and fled to lebanon where he was where his while he was awaiting trial on charges of financial misconduct japanese prosecutors have raided his tokyo home reported looking for information about his escape. but
turkish lawmakers have passed a bill allowing the country to deploy troops to war torn libya the move is aimed at shoring up the un recognized government in tripoli against rebel leader and if i hafta and the so-called libyan national army the bill passed this by its objections from turkey's main opposition groups and there are fears that a turkish troop deployment could further destabilize libya. but let's work through and that is that the bill was expected to pass through parliament and eventually it did giving the government a green light for a one year military deployment. but not before heavy debate in the house with opposition parties arguing vigorously against it and it is libya's internationally recognized government their government of national accord based in tripoli is a regional ally to turkey last friday turkish president or one confirmed had received a request for military assistance from the un backed administration for months on the outskirts of the capital the government has been facing off against the forces
of rebel leader general khalifa haftar. a leads a rival administration to the east of the country and is said to be preparing an assault to take the capital. the general has already taken control of its outer suburbs and has support internationally from egypt and russia. the fighting is threatening to plunge libya aren't a violent chaos not seen since the 2011 al sting of longtime dictator moammar gadhafi some 2000 people have been killed in the conflict so far. ankara says by intervening it wants to reduce the risk of further instability in the region and protect its cultural and commercial ties there meanwhile nations on the other side of the mediterranean are concerned any foreign interference could lead to more civilian deaths and a new wave of refugees making their way to europe. from political scientist professor. from the university of essex in the u.k. she specializes in middle east politics and joins us from culture to welcome
professor how would a deployment do you think shift the balance in libya. well i think it's just going to get other actors involved like russia and egypt and the way i see it shifting the balance is that it's just going to make this more of a proxy war and we're going to see the violence escalate and this is going to be particularly hard on civilians because now we see when conflicts get international and like the conflict in yemen with outsiders countries getting involved exidy remunerative you start to see civilian death tolls go up so i don't see this as particularly good news for anyone in libya i think this is just going to escalate things further and get these proxy. more involved in this conflict so what does turkey want from the us. well turkey is trying to prevent general hacked are from taking
over the entire country because they have a good relationship with the government based in tripoli they had just recently signed a maritime agreement so that they could carve out the drilling rights and then it's rainy and they're feeling more isolated economically because of some trade deals that have taken place with other countries in the mediterranean and there also has been benefit they also been benefiting from construction contracts that they have been given by the tripoli government which have been really financially lucrative and they also fear that have tar is targeting ethnic shirks and ethnic turks and the 3rd biggest group in libya after arabs and burgers and there were cases of turkish ethnic libyan turks being arrested and being targeted because after had even bombed the town of misrata which has a heavy ethnic turkish element to it so beyond the fact that turkey does want to have a creator sphere of influence in the region and they're also worried about what have
to are simple and could mean for the ethnic turks living in libya as well ok so we have we have turkey in the now going ahead now going into to libya we think about just a month or so ago about that actions in northern syria that does this of these 2 are linked to any why should what should we read about his relationship with the outside world and he beat its allies there who often look at this rather discounts . well as turkey has personalized its regime as it's become more all about her to want to know are fewer checks on his power what we're seeing is the turkish government is becoming more aggressive which with its form policy became much more aggressive in syria contending against the us and basically pushing us out of syria or at least attempting to do so it has become more assertive with libya as well i think what we're seeing is a turkey that is willing to try to exert
a bigger sphere of influence extending beyond just the middle east and we're going into north africa and i don't think that there's anything that's going to happen that will stop turkey because we did it in its own government though there was some leader is debate that takes place or one has complete control over the government and over his party good talking to you thank you for joining us a professor in the tasa lim stat from the university of essex thanks for having me and a woman and her 2 i don't daughters of turn themselves into authorities in western germany following a 5 it devastated the zoo killing dozens of animals police say the women admitted ordering paper sky mountains on the internet unaware that they are in the eagle in germany it's believed that flames from the have borne candles cause the blaze on new year's eve. flowers and candles at craye felt zoo more than 30 animals were killed here after
a fire broke out at the age enclosure many have come to express their sympathy. even clippard students walk and everyone who knows the zoo is sad even outside of germany while it's always better when something so terrible happens and no matter where it happens but it gets interesting i was here almost all day yesterday because i couldn't bear the sadness alone. it helped to see so many mourners here and i cried i couldn't have stood it at home so. a total of 8 apes were killed including one called masa europe's oldest gorilla who was 48 years old the fire in the enclosure broke out shortly after midnight it was also home to fruit bats and birds they were all killed in the blaze police believe the fire was caused by a sky lantern launched 4 new year a mother and her 2 daughters turned themselves into authorities soon after the fire reportedly unaware of the fact that sky lanterns are banned across germany.
because. the people wanted to set off these lanterns with good wishes and of course they didn't think that could lead to what happened here. i'm. feeling this i must say i think it's courageous of them to go to the police and say yes we're responsible i find it extremely decent and they have my respect. and i was picked the ape enclosure burned to the ground but 2 chimpanzees managed to escape the inferno but these are for the to survive the fire with minor burns we don't know how that happened they were then sedated and moved to another enclosure before it while cray felt zoo remains closed investigators are examining how the blaze spread so quickly. the next report is about finding love on the dance floor i mean to taiwan's paralympic we'll chat dancers who 1st teamed up and then fell in love.
they're a perfect match on the dance floor as well as in life. i v one then vince and quot discovered their talent for wheelchair dancing on their own but it was finding each other that added the extra spark to them moves. this way. 5 years quit humorous or like a woman who has a sense of humor. joy talking to each other slowly as we got to know each other better. i started like a girl out. of that. and that chemistry has made them one of the most successful couples in wheelchair dance that currently ranked number 2 in the world.
but to perfect their dizzying moves also takes hours of training their trainers are able bodied volunteers who also perform with wheelchair users and what's called the combi category. vincent and i.v. are part of taiwan's last generation of polio survivors dancing as a way to keep up their physical fitness and to help fight the effects of the illness. or espalier patients physical deterioration can happen quite quickly. to exercise we're hoping to stow down the speed of deterioration so. we're hoping we'll be able to dance for a long time and to hold on to our good rankings and. send to them.
a couple recently tied the knot. let's hope that married life sees them up together as easily as the 2 on the dance floor. of next wall street's having a good time apparently so what's behind its record run stephen bears they will tell you indeed the news business update next. which. i'm secure in that vi working that hard and in the end is a me your not a lot of the year and more we will send you that. are you familiar with this. with the smugglers were alliances of the one.