tv DW News PBS October 14, 2015 6:00pm-6:31pm PDT
>> this is dw news from berlin. on high alert, israel crackdown after a decade of stabbing attacks by palestinians. roadblocks are set up around areas of jerusalem. also coming up, german chancellor angela merkel response to critics saying allowing migrants into the country is the humane thing to do. and terrorists driven out, our correspondent visits a nigerian town struggling to recover. ♪
deutsche welle -- sarah: i'm sarah kelly. thank you for joining us. hundreds of israeli soldiers have set up roadblocks around a neighborhood following a string of attacks, two of them taking place in the past few hours. palestinian officials have condemned the measures, but israel says they are a necessary response. the edge of joplin and kabbalah, and east jerusalem neighborhood. it is a lockdown on several neighborhoods in the part of the city that the international community considers to be distracted and asked by israel. most of the it -- de facto annexed by israel. most of the attacks have happened here. they are subject to roadblocks
and security checks after being able to move freely. >> it is because of the israeli government. >> it is one -- only one of the security measures in an effort to crack down on the attacks. hundreds of soldiers have been deployed to help local police step up security. >> situation is not easy. it is stressful. we are free to overcome, -- we are afraid to overcome somehow. >> and attack left a 70-year-old woman wounded. mahmoud abbas made an appeal to nonviolent resistance. >> we shall continue the struggle for our national project that is aced on our right to self-defense. nonviolent resistance and [no
audio] meanwhile, clashes in the west bank and gaza erupted yet again. sara: what are these new measures like on the ground? we asked our correspondent, tonya cramer. tonya: these checkpoints are supposedly being put in place around palestinian neighborhoods in east jerusalem. usually we have checkpoints being occupied the west bank and jerusalem. this is now inside these neighborhoods and depending on how widespread, they will be implemented. some of them have been put in place already. when people send their children to a different neighborhood or they have to go to work, it can be quite difficult.
there are a whole -- there is a whole list of measures put in place. the ministers also decided in a meeting that, for example, homes of the attackers will be demolished much faster than they used to be. also, the families -- the passports of the families of the attackers might be revoked. this is in jerusalem and also around the gaza strip. sarah: the u.s. and russia is said to be -- are said to be close to a safety pack in syria. the two are engaged in a third round of talks around the issue with the situation becoming more dire. there have been close calls in recent days as the two militaries ramp up their military action. >> as russia intensifies its
bombing in syria, the u.s. continues its airstrikes. just came within visible range of each other on saturday and that is raising big risks. the two nations jets could collide, or they could shut down one of their counterparts. talks on wednesday brought to countries closer to setting a set of rules to avoid such accidents. but russia rejects that there is closer cooperation. >> washington responded to our proposals to agreed shared steps by saying they would not be able to send or receive a delegation. because our american colleagues are only interested in agreeing to steps that would help avoid instance. >> four years of war with more
than 250,000 dead and no end in site. the u.s. accuses moscow of worsening the situation with its airstrikes. the bombs target civilians, washington said, and not the intended enemy, the islamic state. solving the crisis on the battlefield looks doubtful. that is why germany's foreign minister is looking -- is calling for a political solution as he heads to iran and saudi arabia for talks. >> nobody can do this alone. we need everyone for a political solution. we especially need the original partners, the neighbors like turkey, iran, and saudi arabia. and we need the u.s. and given recent developments we know it cannot happen without russia. >> steinmeyer says he hopes his trip can contribute to a political solution as he warns the u.s. and russia to avoid
actions in syria that could lead to conflict between them. sarah: as the syrian conflict continues, more and more civilians are fleeing. here in germany, the government has been struggling with the best way to register new arrivals. it means long outdoor weights for people -- waits for people trying to get emergency status and the weather is getting colder. >> it's only the middle of october, but winter weather has arrived in berlin. the refugees outside the reception center are cold. they have to wait here each day to be registered and it could take days, or even weeks. >> very cold. >> i think germany has expected just syria may be to come, but so many people are coming here. >> so many have to wait outside. many choose just leap year. aid organizations -- to sleep
here. eight organizations fear that people could die in the cold. -- aid organizations for the people could die in the cold. [no audio] this bank building has long been bank and. soon it will be -- long been vacant. soon it will be turned into a processing center with all of the necessities under one roof. >>. berlin we are trying to develop a system that has never existed before -- in berlin we are trying to develop a system that has never existed before in germany. but for many -->> that for many injured -- in berlin, they say the system is coming too late. the number of refugees is only getting bigger, not smaller. sarah: german chancellor merkel has been criticized for her open-door policy toward refugees in the country.
on wednesday she appealed to party members to back her stance on admitting refugees into germany. chancellor merkel: that is what the thing which is us as christian democrats. we have always taken on difficult problems. it was always the case in a history of the federal republic of germany. it was like that when the wall fell and it is like that now. considering all of the challenges facing us with the many many refugees, we have to ask ourselves what is adding us. -- guiding us. what are our principles? and how will we answer the looming questions? we christian democrats are obliged to follow our christian sense of humanity. sarah: that was chancellor merkel speaking to her party on wednesday. rupert was there. he sent us this analysis. rupert: the rank-and-file party
members were there today. angela merkel used it to apply pressure. angela merkel as the party leader appeal to the core values of the cdu as the christian party. she quoted the first paragraph of the german constitution. "human dignity is inviolable," but she also said that refugees who come to the country have to leave as soon as possible. for this, she got more applause than the first part of her speech. sarah: now to the news and the rest of the world. erdogan visited the site where to the 100 people were killed in turkey in ankara. the bombers that have been unidentified have close ties to islamic state militants. they running council has approved the nuclear deal made
with six world powers in july. in exchange for curbing the nuclear program, sanctions against tehran are expected to be lifted in the coming months. thousands have taken to the streets against government corruption in south africa's capital, johannesburg. south africa media estimates that corruption has cost the the government billions in recent decades. the u.s. has deployed troops in cameroon to combat this red of -- the spread of boko haram. boko haram is suspected of carrying out an attack in the north of the country on saturday that left nine dead. that was just latest in a series of attacks as boko haram extends beyond its normal reach into nigeria. the nigerian army has been striking back and has been able
to capture more and more territory. our correspondent has visited a nigerian town where boko haram militants were driven. despite this, things will not be back to normal for some time. >> this pastor once lived here with his family. that was before boko haram came and attacked his hometown. he was really able to get his family to -- barely able to get his family to safety at the last minute. >> i was here for many years. i love them for just a fraction of time, so i feel very bad. >> since then, the church next door has reopened. the churchgoers have yet to return. members of the christian community have become more cautious.
>> we have over 100 attacks on churches, that have been burnt in this area. [no audio] about the religion. >> this is the city's highest ranking muslim authority. he also had to flee from boko haram, because the terrorist group also kills moderate muslims. since the army's liberation of the city, he no longer sees any conflicts. >> you will find one brother is a muslim and another is a christian and they do not fight. this place is unique. we have no problem. >> but this man in this
temporarily rebuild church sees things differently. >> it will take a long time for them to forget about this mission, because of what the children have seen. but gradually, we believe they will tend to forget it. and we will have peace once more. >> the pastor has preached forgiveness to his allegation perfectly in recent months and before. and despite all of the suffering, -- to his congregation more frequently in recent months than before. and despite all the suffering, mornings to be done. sarah: new evidence suggests that x president thomas son kara was assassinated in a coup. an autopsy on his body showed that he was shot more than a dozen times. his successor denies involvement in his death. this comes after he was ousted
sarah: welcome back. israeli soldiers have clashed with protesters in the west bank. and in jerusalem, security forces have set up roadblocks around air of areas in response to a wave of attacks by palestinians. -- arab areas in response to a wave of attacks by palestinians. immigrants in germany are waiting around in the cold weather. the crisis is prompting chancellor merkel to call on the government to accept them.
we are joined by monica. monica: mccann friedman has agreed to buy a german acid in the norwegian sea. -- asset in the norwegian sea. the deal will grant 43 licenses. only a handful are in production. e.on stocks surged more than 3% following the news and a push by the russian oligarch to expand his portfolio into the north sea. also some interesting data from across the atlantic. twitter has purged a top executive from google. new york restaurants want to add tipping. and more data from one sector indicates the low price of fuel
has weighed on retail sales. among those hardest hit in this retail sector is of course, u.s. retail giant walmart. what is the story there? [no audio] >> nobody really expected big news, but that changed quite rapidly. walmart coming up with a new three-year plan and they are talking about heavy cost increases for just this year, for example, because of rising wages. and they are expecting an additional $1.2 billion in costs and they are lowering their profit expectations quite a bit. the stock really got hammered quite a bit, down 10%. and the stock in general is down
about 30% less on the net has not happened since 1993. sarah: the whole retail sector -- monica: the whole retail sector is coming quite weak and a lot of people say it is because of the low fuel costs. but there are some who say it is good news, certainly for delta airlines. >> making out with their earnings on wednesday, and if you look at it a year ago, delta paid a good dollar more per barrel than they are paying right now. overall fuel expenses for delta are down about 30% -- 38% within one year. bottom line, delta could convince wall street that its stock is one of the few winners here on wednesday. monica: thank you for filling us in on the stories.
growing anger in the naples capital, kathmandu, that as a quick little -- crippling fuel shortage is underway in country. a dispute has led to road blockages, which prevent fuel from reaching the country. several airlines have already been forced to reroute flights, throwing the tourism in connie -- the tourism economy into turmoil. and this just months after a devastating earthquake. >> bikers on their way to work. gas has been hard to come by in kathmandu. protests are blocking board across -- border crossings, cutting off fuel supplies from india. >> i have no gas, so i'm trying to get to work on a bicycle. >> long lines are the order of the day at most gas stations and
the waiting is fraying nerves around the city. >> delegate is 10 meters of gasoline per day. we spend two leaders while waiting in line and one on the way home. >> the protests are over government supply routes that were damaged since last april's earthquake. many are feeling solidarity with the protesters. the gas shortage has had an effect on local businesses as well, as fewer tourists make the >> trip to nepal. there are fewer tourists who have arrived this season. the government has advised many of them not to leave town, which has scared many of them. our business is very bad because they are not going trekking. >> the protesters are getting no sign that the blockade wilson
and. for the time being, it looks like kathmandu residents will have to keep pedaling. monica: the battle against rhino poaching has continued. they have become an endangered species mainly because they are mercilessly hunted down for their horns. it is big business and that is right is difficult to put a stop to. >> rangers make the patrol over the south african national park. they protect the wildlife, but this time they have arrived too late. >> here is the carcass. it was a big rhino bowl, so the horn would be very big. >> illegal poaching rose by more than 20% last year. the sheer size of kruger national park makes it difficult to catch poachers. this time the rangers got lucky. >> [yelling discernibly -- in
discernibly] >> rhinos will be brought to a nearby clinic -- this writer will he brought to a nearby clinic to try to -- this rhino will be brought to a nearby clinic to try to save its life. catching voters is hard. >> i think a lot of -- catching poachers is hard. >> i think a lot of people don't realize the long hours and the sitting in rain and wind and cold and everything we do to protect these animals. >> this veterinarian tends to the rhinos that have been shot and left to die. disinfects the rhino knows. -- the rhino nose.
it's a losing battle. animal rights groups warn more resources are needed if south africa's rhinoceros population is to survive. monica: that is all from the business desk. back to sarah. sarah: it is incredible that is still happening. the future of michelle latini hangs in the balance a day after a football crisis. he was banned from football last week. he told a german newspaper he expected answers. in virginia, the controversial $2 million payment -- in particular, the controversial to li na payment he received -- the $2 million payment he received from a friend.
now to a story that shows sometimes perseverance pays off. the winner of this year's booker writing after publishers turned on his first novel a 80 times. marvin james has become the first jamaican to be honored with one of the world's most procedures book awards. prestigious -- prestigious book awards. >> at the heart of a brief history of seven killings is reggae. it is 1976 and jamaica is in political turmoil. bob marley is seen as a certain peacemaker, but two days before he attempts to bring the country together, gunmen stormed his home. >> they shot him in the chest and if he was in healing instead of exhaling, he would have been killed.
the bullet would have gone through his heart. his wife also got shot, several in the abdomen. >> but they all survived. the menu tried to kill marley disappeared, banishing into the margins of history. >> i've always been fascinated by that mistry of these people who committed probably the most blatant and one of the most shocking events in jamaican history, and what happened to them. >> the event itself ly lted aboufiveinut. its a departe point from marlon james's book, which takes place across the gates -- across decades. >> in new york city and in kingston, both guys blazing blue and white, summer ends too early. the woman waking up in manhattan and the woman sitting on her
porch in kingston both know, you are gone. sarah: a reminder of our top story before we go, israeli soldiers have clashed with protesters in the west bank and set up roadblocks around arab areas in response to a wave of attacks by palestinians. thank you very much for tuning in. i will see what the top of the hour. -- see you at the top of the hour. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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