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this is d.w. news live from berlin israel says syrian forces shot down one of its fighter jets the plane went down during the first israeli airstrikes to hit syria in the years but israel is warning against further escalation and cross over to jerusalem for more also coming up kim jong un sr tells south korea's president he's invited to a summit in the north korean capital and when jay in says he'd be willing to go to pyongyang we'll get the
latest from our correspondent. and the world's biggest
street party gets underway in brazil. party goers in rio are not letting those weak economy spoil carnival celebrations we'll tell you why this woman is said to have made samba history this year. thanks for joining us i'm mary and i haven't seen israel's military says the country is not seeking escalation with syria this comes after a pro assad forces shot down an israeli fighter jet that had been taking part in raids on targets within syria israel's military says the attacks came in response to an iranian drone entering israeli air space a pilot is said to be in serious condition after the f. sixteen went
down over northern israel it's the. most significant incident between
israel and syria in years. for more we're joined now by our middle east correspondent tanya kramer who joins us from jerusalem so tiny syria is denying that its ally iran's drone did enter israeli airspace what's the latest we know about this incident well yes they're saying that it didn't enter the israeli air space no divorce on the governing intelligence. border area now according to the israeli army however they are saying that in the early morning hours an unmanned drone was entering israeli aspace they tracked it and shot it down at some point in response to that they are deployed airplanes attacking inside syria at the launching base of this drone. why that those israeli fighter jets were on their way back the. syrian air defense. of
one of the jets was hit we don't know all the circumstances but it went down in israeli territory the two pilots they could eject themselves and now getting treatment at an israeli hospital so the incident and then went on because after that the israeli army launched musset as they say a massive scale attack on syrian territory targeting several twelve targets on a syrian saws so the incident at the moment seems over at least militarily but of course now. you know the different versions of the events well despite all of these quite serious incidents that you've been describing israel says it doesn't want an escalation yet how likely is it that we're not going to see one based on today's events. well it seems that most of the military and its toll
saying that none of the sides would like to see an escalation. but at the same time i mean it is about as concern has always been that iran and through its proxies like hezbollah will entrenched itself in the area near the israeli golan heights michael and heights near the border area and they want to avoid that so this is the israeli line has been you know this is a red line and they will whatever they see the threat they will attack this now. they also say i mean this is a show of strength now from all sides i think you could say. nobody wants an escalation but of course we have to wait and see whatever follows from this incident but no time in talis just want has been israel's involvement in syria to what extent have they been conducting operations there since the civil war broke out in that country. what israel has always said that they stay out of the
conflict but their have their own red lines and they have been conducting many air raids into syria against hezbollah and other targets what they see at this threat so israel has been in a way operating in syria but what has been new this time is the response by the regime and you can see that there is maybe also more competence because of the changing political ground in syria by responding with such a massive barrage we have i mean this has been. the past couple of weeks we have seen more response to that whereas before that and ever it wasn't really i mean there wasn't any response to that so this is what the defense right now and we have to wait and see how this will develop because the tensions of their situation will change tanya kramer reporting for us in jerusalem thank you on now to
some of the other stories making news around the world and at least two people have been killed and more than one hundred others wounded in a mosque bombing in libya the device went off during friday prayers in the eastern city of benghazi so far there's been no claim of responsibility in gaza is controlled by a military strongman who's opposed to islamist forces. hopes of finding survivors are fading four days after a strong earthquake destroyed buildings in the taiwanese city of the end search and rescue workers combing a partially collapsed hotel have found another two bodies believed to be those of chinese tourists that brings the death toll to fourteen. in a sign of warming relations between the divided koreas north korean leader kim jong un has invited south korea's president to meet in pyongyang kim sr deliver the invitation in seoul against the backdrop of the winter olympics if it comes off it
would be the first meeting between leaders of the two countries in more than a decade. the two koreas united on the ice the combined korean women's hockey team marks of bust and then pick history. it follows another historic moment off the odds it's amazing and so kim jong un only see younger sister kim jong delivered an invitation from the north korean leader the south korean president in to visit pyongyang she's visiting for the winter olympics the star player and the diplomatic gangs taking place alongside the sporting events. moon responded positively his spokesman said yeah no one in reply president moon expressed his will to make it happen by creating the right conditions in the future purchasers. it's not clear what those conditions are but south korea will have to navigate the tensions between its know the neighbor and its ally the u.s.
which are at loggerheads over north korea's nuclear ambitions. u.s. vice president mike pence has used his presence at the games to keep up pressure on the north and caution the south korean government against falling for a charm offensive. with that in mind president moon who was always advocated for engagement with the north said better ties between the two koreas rested on dialogue between north korea and the u.s. . german president frank about to steinmeyer also attending the games so the invitation as a positive sign that's how it's done and what the olympic games mean it's a sports competition but it's also a vast olympic pace and has been a glimmer of that here so we hope that the dialogue that will begin will continue after the olympic games oh no demand to go to business be the guy to take that's
what moon is hoping to the current thaw in relations looks like his first win of the games. well let's bring in rafael rasheed he's a journalist in south korea so rafael where is it up ice here that we don't see you you're on the line with us rafael so we understand that you're in good that you're here you're in the ice hockey stadium right now where that historic joint korean women's ice hockey team is playing its first game give us a sense of the atmosphere. ok i'm carney in the state on the conga puppy sense in college one hundred fifty. eight the entire. goal is to talk about all you have many many holding south korean flag well as the cation flag because tonight we have the unified korean. group called north korea
and chile did you are waving. the unification flags and they are dreaming when when we all want we want unification. tell what the south koreans are making of the presence of north korean leader kim jong il and sister kim jong in the stadium and watching this game. then the hockey sticks. came. came young not with the nominal head off north korea and i can see it here and we have. done or a lot the. bank human who is so all here right now. to be honest the crowd here going to take over the joint team and i think the president.
doesn't i think it's just added to the excitement that such a high. level delegation from north korea is in the house as we speak and everyone here is waving flags i find the bob edition i find. anything that might suggest that people might be against in the stadium. outside the stadium there's a mass of police presence again no signs of a position on the other hand yet they had a small group of conservative protesters who were outside didn't think stadion. against north korea's present however this was a very small group. it's still very early days. all right rafael rushy for reality for the ice hockey stadium in gang nyungar in south korea thank you so much
. well moving off the ice and onto the snow where the first medals at the winter games in pyongyang have been awarded the first gold of the games went across country skier charlotte kala this week howard her way to the finish line in the fifteen kilometers avalon to see off the rest of the competition norway's market the irgun had to settle for silver but made history in the process going won her eleventh medal overall and becomes the most decorated female winter olympics. well germany have also grabbed their first gold medal of the winter games thanks to laura dahmer the twenty four year old wasn't just good in the seven point five kilometer biathlon sprint she was perfect despite the windy conditions don meyer hit all ten targets and finished over twenty four seconds ahead of the chasing pack . and for more on the winter olympics in chiang make sure you check out our
website at the w dot com forward slash olympics all the latest results the best pictures and stories are right there also you can follow us on twitter at sports for some live updates. now carnival celebrations are underway in his part to save money he has soured some revelers spirits by insisting that the celebration should not detract from everyday problems but for most people the party must go on. carnival is in full swing in rio with block parties bringing the streets to life. or look at city hall the rains were handed over to this year's carnival king who's in charge of keeping the party going. the mayor and evangelical bishops spoke of carnivals virtues even though he's cut its funding and many of his powerful church opposed the extravaganza only excluded didn't bother to put up with
this this is the moment when the whole world stops to see humble and simple people most of them who lead a very hard life will for a concert for five years dressing in a beautiful costumes with all tuesdays composing music full of beauty and poetry but this was. one of the participants getting all prettied up as british born samantha florus she'll be leading one of the dance schools in the samba showdown it's the first time a non-native has been given the honor. i really don't want to i do want to miss this stuff and i want to do the best performance i can about everybody at home from my school as well and there's often an incredible opportunity. and complete with her costume samantha is ready to lead her squad into battle in the samba drome the dance school competition kicks off on sunday.
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