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♪ brent: this is "dw news" live from berlin. iraqi forces make new gains in their battle to take mosul from so-called islamic state. government forces reach the river tigris and the top commander says i.s. will be chased out of eastern mosul within days. we talk to a reporter just back from the front line. also coming up, germany's chancellor says the state must act faster to prevent terror attacks like the one in the country's capital last month. north korea's leader kim jong un celebrates his birthday and
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rattles his saber. our missiles can hit you, he tells the united states. we'll ask whether that is true. also on the show tonight, he haunts germany still. adolf hitler's manifesto for the third reich, "mein kampf," is selling well here a year after being published for the first time in postwar germany. we will find out why it is selling like a bestseller. and "la la land" sweeps a politicized golden globes. we will show you what happened when hollywood rolled out the red carpet for the these names in film and tv around the world. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. tonight, iraqi special forces
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battling the so-called islamic state in mosul averaged the eastern bank of the river tigris in that city. it is an important step in the u.s. backed offensive to capture mosul. we will bring you the latest from our correspondent in the region, but first, this report about the human impact. reporter: iraqi forces fire from rooftops as they push through mosul to flesh out fighters of the so-called islamic state. they had been going door to in the last major stronghold in iraq. many residents are thrilled to see them. some families say i.s. had been using their homes as fighting positions. >> two suicide bombers entered our house and we were forced to hide under the stairs all might. without the security forces we would not be alive now. >> i have been very sick.
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those people, those terrorists were here. we were stuck at home for two days. reporter: territory in western mosul is still under i.s. control of the iraq he army's latest offensive has recaptured many parts of the east and could signal an important breakthrough. for the first time, iraqi forces have reached the eastern bank of the tigris that device the city in two. -- divides the city in two. there on the strategic forth bridge, which is a strategic position. the u.s. backed operation and mosul has been underway since october. he fighting has forced thousands to flee their homes. many have left everything behind as a escape the advancing front lines. brent: we're joined now by an
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iraqi journalist visiting berlin. he returned about two weeks ago from the front lines. trying to find out what is going on with that offensive against mosul. it is good to have you with us. talk about what the iraqi forces are saying right now. i say they have reached the eastern banks of the tigris. what does that mean strategically? amir: it is his -- it is a significant change. the iraqi government will have the position to build mobile bridges over tigris to the west side of the city which is very important and more complicated than the east part. it is also psychologically very important for the people in mosul and for the i.s. fighters. it will end in the next two months maybe. brent: we got reports that iraqi
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troops will retake east mosul a within days. what do you make of that? amir: i think it will be some days or maybe a week because we are talking about -- they have control as of yesterday, 51. give us a sense of what will happen in the next coming days. also the suicide bombers from the i.s. side, their numbers have gone back. brent: there is still stiff resistance. amir: absolutely. they're are facing car bombs, suicide bombers. still i.s. are using people as human shields. that is why the iraqi army has a
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difficult task to just avoid casualties within civilians. it is a tough job. brent: i.s. is known for using civilians as shields against being attacked. what can you tells about the conditions for civilians? what you saw this time when you were in iraq. amir: the iraqi army is trying to get the civilians outside of the fire line. for example, they are getting -- they bring people, they are still under danger, getting mortar cannons from i.s. they're trying to get them back to save them. they still have food and water supplies, and communication is still difficult inside mosul. brent: amir, thank you for coming in to share your insights from the front lines in iraq.
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we appreciate it. tonight the german chancellor angela merkel says the state needs to act quickly in the wake of the christmas market attacked here in berlin. she is going for faster deportation of failed asylum-seekers. she says that it is important not just to make announcements, but two, quote, share where we stand. germany's interior minister initially where he stands by demanding that potential terrorists be put in prison before they can carry out an attack. reporter: it has now been three weeks since the terror attack on berlin's city center. the perpetrator was a rejected asylum seeker from tunisia. a classified by authorities as a potential terrorist, he was allowed to walk around freely. now the interior minister wants to -- german chancellor angela merkel as announced the government will be strengthening its efforts regarding repatriations. >> that is the same expectation
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citizens have. the majority's eight we want to meet our humanitarian obligations but it is also necessary that those who do not have protective status leave our country. reporter: but anis amri was not reported because necessary papers were missing. tunisia is not the only company -- country that is not cooperating with germany. politicians are threatening to cut back on development aid. >> i also think the pressure that we exert on these countries must be increased. if cooperation does not work, then we have to consider changing sanctions for countries that do not take back terrorists. reporter: on sunday, demonstrators in tunisia demonstrated repatriation. they do not want their country to be the final destination for terrorists. in berlin come all political
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parties insist on repatriation, though the greens are not in favor of sanctions, they prefer incentives. >> we should offer economic incentives come a statements, or the easing of markets. but to demand that in return they sign a repatriation agreement and do it as fast as possible. reporter: in future, those deemed to be potential terrorists are to be fitted with electronic tags. that is one of the lessons learned from the case of anis amri. brent: a big birthday in north korea. that country is marking the birthday of its leader, kim jong owned by announcing that it could test -- kim jong un by announcing that it could test lost in nuclear missile anytime and anywhere. they continue to develop it. they also blame a hostile u.s. and u.s. policy for its arms development.
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in response, the u.s. defense secretary said america would shoot down any missiles that come its way. but he admitted that north korea's nuclear weapons capability constitute what he calls a serious threat. of course the challenge remains, how much do we know about what is really going on and what the north koreans are really capable of? let's see if we can get some insight here with our expert. no intercontinental missile tests so far in north korea. why is that? guest: simply because they do not have intercontinental missile ready to fire. brent: if they don't have it -- guest: yes. brent: -- yet. brent: yet, that's the key word. we are getting more indications that will change within the year. guest: this is possible.
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all experts scrutinizing the program, we know very little about the program, but all the experts say yes, they are on the way to develop and have been intercontinental missile ready, maybe this year, maybe next year. brent: these test launches and firings, why would north korea we willing to do that? they are being told by the u.s. and china not to. and yet they seem intent on going forward. why? guest: they never care about any sanctions or threats from china or the united states. they have one major aid since the beginning of the program -- aim since the beginning of that program, which is that no government can threaten them. this is their shield of
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protection, as they say themselves. they will follow that program through the very end. brent: we have to take this seriously, right? if they do have the capability of transporting a nuclear warhead across the ocean to the united states, the united states has to take some action, doesn't it? what can soon-to-be president donald trump do? guest: if the north koreans would do that, he cannot do anything back. to shoot down such a rocket -- the only thing is probably the shield of antimissile rockets, which are installed in south korea, this might be protection. and the chinese are very angry because -- brent: we are going to be
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talking about this many times this year, i am sure. thank you for being on the show. a year ago one of the most infamous books in history reappeared in shops right here in germany. it was an annotated version of adolf hitler's "mein kampf," reprinted after a seven-year copyright expire. the largely autobiographical account, hitler expressed views which became nazi germany's ideology. butchers are astonished at the book's newfound popularity. reporter: the special edition of enough hitler's manifesto. it is 2000 pages long and cost around 60 euros. books like this usually get the dust on store shelves. but the reprint of "mein kampf"
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has been a substantial success, selling some 85,000 copies. the title means my struggle, and under the third reich it was printed around 12 million times when couples received it as a gift from the government on their wedding day. the first edition was published in 1925. pickler laid out his ideas that formed the basis of nazi ideology. he also wrote about a global jewish conspiracy to justify murdering jews. but the book on sale now features thousands of annotations that rebut hitler's beliefs. the publisher spent years adding notes to the original text, hoping to highlight the propaganda and mistakes. >> this edition exposes the false information spread by hitler.
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that includes history out lies and his many half-truths were made to promote propaganda. reporter: the annotated book has received lots of praise, but also plenty of criticism. brent: when we come back, christoph will be here with business news. stick around. ♪
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♪ brent: welcome back here with "dw news" live from berlin. iraqi special forces battling the so-called islamic state in moseley have reached the tigris river. it is seen as a key step in the operation to retake the city. this is time for business news now. a look at the oil industry showing off their 2017 highlights. -- auto industry. christoph: the detroit motor show is underway and the big question is this -- how
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predictable is the future for carmakers under u.s. president-elect donald trump? on the big names are there in detroit. their presenting the latest models, including the cities, whether -- mercedes. but there is a distinct feeling of unease because of donald trump. fiat chrysler has said it will create 2000 jobs. ford will expand in michigan and has canceled a plan to build a factory in mexico. german carmakers have also been heavily investing in mexican plants. earlier my colleague monika jones spoke with the head of sales and marketing for bmw. she asked him if it was true that bmw will be standing by its mexico and bell -- investment under donald trump. >> that's correct.
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mexico will be one of our will -- our world production sites and we're continuing to invest in north america. our largest plant will be even bigger. we are further investing $1 billion. reporter: how do you deal with the incoming new administration in the united states? what is your business strategy? >> as i said, we are a big investor in north america. we have around 9000 direct employees in south carolina. around 70,000 across north america. spartanburg is a strategic investment decision, as is our new plant in mexico which will produce the three series product, and that will be provided to markets all around the world. the same way we have plants around 14 different countries now.
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30 manufacturing sites. it is part of an ongoing manufacturing growth story which bmw has enjoyed over the last few years and i'm sure will continue to enjoy. christoph: bmw's head of sales and marketing speaking there. as the detroit show got underway, the volkswagen executive has been arrested by the fbi. he is facing charges of conspiracy to defraud the united states. he is accused of playing a key role in volkswagen's efforts to conceal its emissions cheating devices from u.s. regulators. the carmaker issued a statement saying the company continues to cooperate with the department of justice but would not give any comments on ongoing investigations. revolutionizing the world with the swipe of a finger. 10 years ago apple presented the very first iphone, an all-in-one
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handset which is profoundly change the way we communicate, get together, work and play. device propelled apple to a cold giant within 10 years. -- to a cult giant. since its debut, the iphone has become a big money spender with more than one billion units sold. a big anniversary for apple and its investors. we will be taking a closer look at the iphone in the day with brent right after the show, for now the smartphone also brought us the app. apps revolutionized the way we do things. they are often produced by very small companies. it over in hanover has developed an app for farmers and gardeners. reporter: what is wrong with this tomato?
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a good gardener might have a hunch. but not just about anyone can use their phone to snap a picture and find the answer. powdery mildew. some people use milk to treat it, others rely on chemicals. but they have to know what they are fighting. scientists at this greenhouse near hanover are not too worried about mildew. it is easy to spot, but other problems need more expertise, something many farmers do not have. like in this region in india. the developers think this simple app will help. >> we received over 10,000 pictures from india and try to determine the biggest problem there. viruses, fungus, bacteria. plants undernourished or did insects cause the most damage? all of that can be seen with this tool. it helps show how agriculture in india can be more efficient and
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sustainable. reporter: to work for farmers in india, the database the suit cut -- needs to cover many crops. the experts have all they need. they're also working on scaling the operation. >> the software can run on just about any system with a camera and an internet connection. you can imagine being used in cameras in tractors or in drones. you can quickly and early detect where plant diseases breaking out or where a test is active. --0 op -- a pest is active. reporter: the app is fighting crop damage one hour them at a time. christoph: mcdonald's is selling
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a controlling stake in its business in china. it is going to a consortium by citigroup for up to $2.1 billion. they control 80%. tough competition from asian companies and a food safety scandal has scout -- soured mcdonald's business in recent years. that is all your business for the moment. back to you. brent: thank you. the golden globe awards. it is one of the glitzy us parties of the showbiz year. last yet -- last night it got very political. meryl streep delivered a fiery anti-trump speech. she did not mention his name, we have to point out. globes are seen as pointers to the oscars, which is good news for "la la land," a hollywood
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musical that took seven prizes and broke the record for the most golden globe awards. reporter: it was the night that hollywood turned political him a serving up days at u.s. president-elect donald trump. >> this is the golden globes, one of the few places left where america still honors the popular vote. reporter: jimmy fallon was just getting started. next up was meryl streep. >> the character has been dubbed the world's worst opera singer. even she turned down performing at donald trump's inauguration. [laughter] >> that seemed perfect. reporter: later when meryl streep it up a lifetime achievement award, she took trump to task thing is mocking of a disabled reporter early in the campaign stunt her. >> -- stuned her. >> it kind of broke my heart and it still cannot get out of my
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head. it was not a movie, it was real life. his instinct to humiliate, when it is modeled by someone in a public platform, by someone powerful, if filters into everyone's life because it kind of gives permission for others to do the same thing. disrespect invites this respect. violence -- disrespect. reporter: trump called meryl streep overrated. but the evening was above all a celebration of hollywood and it was the appropriately named "la la land" that stole the show. emma stone and ryan gosling each picked up statuettes, as did the
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film's director. most coveted of the prize went to the coming-of-age tale "moonlight." they certainly hope the win is a good omen with the oscars just over a month away. brent: soccer players tonight squeezed themselves into the awards season as don aided by film and tv. the athletes gathered for fifa's awards ceremony. big surprise, cristiano ronaldo was best men's player. it included a champions league trophy and a european championship with portugal. here's a reminder of the top story. iraqi special forces battling so-called islamic state in mosul have reached the tigris river which divides the city. it is seen as a keystone in the
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operation to retake the city. don't forget, you can always get dw news on the go. just download our app from google play or the apple store. it will give us all the latest new -- you can also use the app to send us photos and news. after a short break i will be back to take you through the day. more on that fallout between meryl streep, the media, hollywood, and donald trump. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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♪ [ theme music ] ♪ [ theme music ] ernabel demillo: hi, welcome to asian american life. i'm ernabel demillo, we're at the metropolitan museum of art costume institute, it took two years to produce "china through a looking glass" an exhibit that highlights china's fashion and art influence in the western world. let's take a look at the spectacular exhibit. the exhibit opened with a star-studded press conference with the exhibits collaborators.


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