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area from good mika to hiroshima starting february third on d w. this is d.w. news live from berlin twin suicide bombers strike at rush hour in federal baghdad dozens are dead and scores injured after the attackers blew themselves up in this video tehran square it comes just a month after iraq's declared victory over the so-called islamic state also coming up. turkey's president threatens to attack u.s.
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backed force on the border with syria he says the force is a terror threat because it includes kurdish fighters. and in the bundesliga wrong bottom cologne faced a crucial ryan darby against. the scene who earned the bragging rights. thanks for joining us i'm marrying evan sting we begin in iraq where at least thirty eight people have been killed and more than one hundred wounded in twin bombings in central baghdad officials say two suicide bombers detonated back to back explosions during rush hour in the city's altai are on square the area has been targeted by similar blasts since two thousand and three there's been no claim of responsibility so far but this latest attack bears similarity to previous
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bombings by the so-called islamic state. for the latest on the story let's cross over now to susannah george she's the associated press bureau chief in baghdad susanna thanks for joining us now this is the second deadly attack in baghdad in just three days how are residents in the city coping. the mood in the iraqi capital is very tense there's a lot of anger especially in the neighborhood where the attack occurred one of the people we spoke to at the scene of the attack said that he wasn't surprised that the attack occurred and it just shows that the iraqi government is only concerned with military victories against islam mixtape groups and not concerned with protecting its own civilians in civilian areas in baghdad so that's a normal kind of tension norm and anger that you see following these attacks which is one of the reasons why certain groups carry them out in the first place to stoke
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that anger and stability well clearly hurting as many civilians as possible was the goal of the bombs were detonated during rush hour at a very busy square why is this area of the city the scene of repeated attacks. this is an area of the city that's in the heart of central baghdad it's near a lot of important government buildings there's a lot of commercial districts in that area and if you were to try to move explosives from outside baghdad into that area where the attack occurred you have to cross dozens of checkpoints so when insurgent groups carry out attacks are able to carry out attacks in these kinds of areas it really does erode its case in the government's ability to protect its own civilians and that's why the surgeon groups target these parts of the iraq capital when planning such large tax well it's just been about a month since the iraqi government declared
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a victory over the islamist militants in the country was this declaration premature are we going to see a resurgence of the islamic state in iraq. these are the rules for mixtape group has maintained an insurgent presence in iraq for years even at the height of the group's territorial power when they controlled nearly a third of the iraqi country they still maintained an insurgent presence in baghdad and carried out these kinds of attacks so this isn't new but what it really does point to is the lasting presence of that insurgent arm of i asked so while they've lost their territorial hold in iraq they maintain the ability to plan it and then also carry out these rather sophisticated attacks in baghdad it's important to mention that even when iraqi officials were trumpeting the military victory over i asked last month they were also warning that these kinds of attacks were expected
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and that these would likely be the next big issue that the iraqi security forces would have to deal with so this is not something that's catching people by surprise but it does come after a bit of a lull and violence and it gets a lot of iraqis were kind of hoping that the next few months would i would continue with that lull all right says anna george the associated press bureau chief reporting for us in baghdad many thanks indeed for that update thank you now turkey's president air to one says his armed forces are poised to launch an assault on u.s. backed kurdish fighters in northwestern syria erdogan also said the operation which is centered on the city of afrin aims to quote purge terror from his country's southern border of that area is controlled by u.s. backed kurdish militia known as the y p g which aired on considers a terror group turkish troops are already stationed in rebel held territory on the
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outskirts of the city. well for more on the story developing as you know han joins us now from istanbul. you know good to see you so tell us why erica why is threatening to attack the why p.j. at this particular time. well i'm missed out on has repeatedly made such threats in the past but this time indeed they do sound with very serious in fact he's also slamming and i think that's the reason he's slamming the usa and a us the us led coalition against c.l.m. exchange in syria because washington has announced plans off establishing a thirty thousand strong border security force along the syrian border with turkey and that troops would mainly consists of kurdish fighters kurdish fighters the turkish government considers terrorists so add-on had really harsh words i quote
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him a country we consider an ally and he means the us is insisting on forming a terrorist army on our borders and our mission it is to strangle this on me before it is even born so this is really a military threat by the turkish side to what specifically towards these plans by washing by the u.s. all right so the wind p.g. is only going to be a part of this thirty thousand strong force and the white b.g. has been one of the u.s. closest allies in syria would an attack by turkish military forces lead to a further deterioration in ties between turkey and the us. yes i do think so i mean turkey and the u.s. are of course nato allies but they have very different strategic goals especially when it comes to the role of the y p g militia as you rightly mentioned the u.s.
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considers the y.p. g. and essential if not the most important proxy in its war against islamic state jihad is inside syria while taki on the other hand thinks the wife is a terrorist organization with links to the turkey based p k k the kurdistan workers' party that is fighting for independence and fighting the turkish army inside turkey so this is a very huge conflict i do not see any solution to this conflict so yes this is going to cause definitely much more tension. reporting for us from istanbul thank you. well here in germany social democrat leader martin scholz has started his push to persuade party delegates to support talks on forming a new government with americans conservatives on sunday delegates will vote on whether those talks should go ahead many in the s.p.d. oppose another grand coalition and want more concessions from the conservatives.
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north and south korea have begun talks on next month's winter olympics delegations from both sides met in the border truce village of pan job the north has promised to send athletes to the game in chiang in the south bundt the talks are limited to the north's plan to send in our troops including singers dancers and an orchestra. to stock exchange in the indonesian capital jakarta has been evacuated after a floor in the lobby area of the building collapsed police say twenty people were hurt it's not clear what caused the mezzanine floor to come down but police have ruled out a bomb explosion. authorities say one woman has died after a boat fire off the coast of florida the craft was packed with gamblers taking part in an offshore casino cruise about fifty other passengers and crew managed to reach safety after jumping into chilly waters and making their way to shore.
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held stinney and president mahmoud abbas says israel is to blame for allegedly jeopardizing the landmark offload peace accord greenman it was signed in one thousand nine hundred three to ceremony with u.s. president bill clinton you talk rabin and yasser arafat in ramallah on sunday abbas rejected the united states as a mediator but he shied away from completely abandoning a two state solution abbas also had harsh words for u.s. president donald trump who said he would achieve the peace deal of the century between israel and the palestinians. we said no to trump others no we will not accept his project one told him the deal of the century is the slap of the century and we will retaliate. on meanwhile russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has also lashed out at the us
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accusing washington of issuing ultimatums and ignoring the views of other world leaders of or of many of the comments that his annual press conference in moscow he said threats coming from washington and twenty seventeen have seriously aggravated tensions in different parts of the world including in north korea and iran lover of said moscow would not support u.s. attempts to modify the landmark nuclear deal with tehran. these latest announcements are intended to sabotage the implementation of the comprehensive joint action plan on iran's nuclear program but they also give no reason to be optimistic about stability. unfortunately now our american colleagues and their allies aim to do business on the basis of pressure and ultimatums. they do not want to listen to other global political centers opinions. and that
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means they do refuse to accept the reality of the multipolar world that is taking shape. and that was russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov speaking there some sports news now and the australian open is underway in melbourne here's a look at the pick of monday's results the first big shock is last year's runner up eunice williams losing to on the seeded belinda bench itch the world number five crashed out of the tournaments along with fellow americans coco van de way and a u.s. open champion sloane stephens meanwhile in the men's singles world number one rafael nadal beat victor a string of burgos in straight sets to advance with third seed gregor dimitrov also winning through there was excitement from the home crowd as well with australia is nick kyrgios crushing brazil fifty trust silver now one of european soccer's great names has got his first permanent head coaching job former
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manchester united midfielder ryan giggs has been appointed manager of the welsh national side as one club man gates who enjoyed a twenty four year playing career at united and won two champions league titles made sixty four appearances for wales and will hope to lead the team to euro twenty twenty. one meanwhile germany has been to sleep over turned to action from its winter break over the weekend and it featured a big result for struggling cologne up against local rivals mentioned gladbach the rock bottom team pulled off an unlikely last minute win. colognes players still believe in a miracle escape that much was clear before the right job but the game initially looked like it would run to form the black box christophe karma going close after a quarter of an hour. below grew into the match though and frederic sarrasin had sam's jumping for joy with the opener after thirty four minutes well known for the
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hosts in their biggest game of the season. the second half so glad back threatened again but at first they could not take advantage of poor fellow defending. the level that was coming however and the rafael finally managed it that the second nets and. even the scrappy goals matter in a prestige darby. but there was to be a twist in the tale and want to twist deep into stoppage time simonton road accept the winner for cologne in his first game since rejoining the club the win is just a lone second of the bundesliga season but hope springs eternal for the basement side the gap to safety is now eight points and they have the local bragging rights before you're watching do you believe hughes coming to you from berlin back again at the top of the hour bunch before we go the paragliding world cup super final has
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