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this is d.w. news live from berlin and israel responds with further strikes on the round back positions in syria after one of its fighter jets a shot down by syrian forces the most serious incident between israel and syria in years but israel is warning against further escalation our jerusalem correspondent will have more also coming up. kim jong un sister tells south korea's president he's invited to a summit in the north korean capital and jake and says he would be willing to go to
pyongyang if the conditions are right. thanks for joining us i'm mary and evan sting israel has struck what it said were iranian targets inside syria after an israeli fighter jet was shot down by syrian forces the two pilots parachuted to safety and were taken to the hospital with one of them in serious condition the incident was sparked by a rainy and drone entering israeli airspace from syria is the most serious confrontation between israel and syria in yours. and israeli jet in flames an angry reaction from the army and two very different versions of what happened early saturday morning. the key question didn't iranian surveillance drones stray into israeli territory from a base in syria triggering
a deadly response from israeli fighter jets syria says its allies drone was near the israeli border on a standard intelligence mission but israel disagrees it has released this unverified video which it says shows the drone in israeli airspace next they say it followed the drone across the syrian border and shot it down and then launched fighter jets like these to strike the drones base inside syria that triggered a syrian response the regime unleashed its anti-aircraft guns on the israeli fighter planes and it brought down an f. sixteen jet which crashed dramatically into the northern israeli countryside the israeli air force says its pilot was seriously wounded after making an emergency exit. israel then responded with another large scale bombing raid it hit syrian government positions near damascus just days ago israel declared itself ready for a standoff like this on tuesday israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu stood at
the northern border in israeli occupied golan heights and delivered a warning. we seek peace but are prepared for any scenario and i wouldn't suggest anyone test us. israel's military has now been tested this is the first loss of one of its jets in syria and the rhetoric is escalating on both sides syrian government forces have warned israel it's quote terrorism will face a severe response from now on israel's reaction syria is playing with fire. earlier i asked the middle east correspondent tanya kramer if it's likely that a further escalation while now fall. well it seems that most of the military and it still says saying that none of the sites 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 if it's a 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. well it is a has always said that they stay out of the conflict but their have their own bread lines and they have been conducting many air raids into syria against hezbollah and other targets what they see as the threat so israel has been in
a way operating. in syria but what has been new all this time is the response by the us of a regime and you can see that there is maybe also more confidence because of the changing political ground in syria by responding with such a massive barrage you have i mean this has been. in the past couple of weeks we have seen more response to that whereas before that any ever it wasn't really i mean there wasn't any response to that so this is what what is to defend right now and we have to wait and see how this will develop because the tensions are there because the situation won't change. kramer reporting for us in jerusalem thank you . now to some of the other stories making news around the world at least eighteen people have been killed and dozens more injured in hong kong after a double decker bus crashed in a city suburb emergency workers hurried to pull passengers from the wreck the bus
appears to have skidded and hit a lamp post the driver has been arrested on charges of negligence. demonstrators have gathered in the central italian city of much up to send an anti racist message a week after a neo nazi injured six african migrants in a shooting spree tensions are high in the city after a right wing protesters supporting the fourth. clashed with riot police on thursday night. 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 of the eastern city of benghazi so far there has been no claim of responsibility benghazi is controlled by a military strongman who is opposed to islamist forces. gerry adams has given up the leadership of shin fein after more than three decades at the party's helm and his career adams went from being the political voice of the irish
republican army reviled by the british government and northern ireland's protestants to playing peacemaker in bringing the provinces decades long conflict to an end. it was the end of an era as gerry adams said farewell at the conference after more than thirty years leading the irish republican movement he passed the baton to mary new macdonald a dublin born politician from a middle class background she had no firsthand experience of the conflict in northern ireland known as the troubles gerry adams grew up in working class west belfast during the conflict he was often accused of direct links to the ira allegations he consistently denied. they can be no disputing his dedication to achieving a united ireland a passion that eventually made him one of the architects of the one nine hundred ninety eight good friday agreement the deal that largely ended the violence in northern ireland. that fragile peace has been put in jeopardy by brics it only last
week adams warned of the dangers of hardboard on the island a violent could bring it. are. going to be. the single market and. a complete disaster brics it is said to be the first major challenge mcdonald's faces but it's seen as an opportunity by some britain's decision to leave the u. and take northern ireland with it has reopened discussion about shin feigns main aim a united ireland. 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 the diplomatic thaw comes despite an acceleration in the north weapons programs last year and pressure from sols allies in washington and sr delivered the invitation in seoul against the
backdrop of the winter olympics. excited fans wait to greet the combined korean women's hockey team the first an olympic history and a coming together on the ice symbolizing hopes of woman relations between the south and its belligerent nor the neighbor oh he didn't win or lose the result doesn't matter i hope they play their best and try their hardest in a show of unity. and. somebody this is a god given chance that we seventy million korean people can be of one mind to support the team. cue that up those hopes feasted by another historic moment off the ice meeting in seoul kim jong un's youngest sister kim jong delivered an invitation from the north korean leader for south korean president moon jay in to visit pyongyang it raises the prospect of the first meeting between
both korean leaders for more than ten years. that prospect may not be welcomed by the united states u.s. vice president mike pence urged moon and the japanese prime minister shinzo abbay to keep up the pressure on north korea to abandon its nuclear program heading home pence insisted there is no daylight between the three allies. the german president saw the face to face contact between the two koreas as a good omen. but how. do the olympic games mean it's a sports competition but it's also about olympic peace and there's been a glimmer of that here so we hope that the dialogue that will begin will continue after they've been picked. business be that by to today the big question can the olympic flame help to fuel a long term thaw in relations well as we mentioned in that report the joint korean
ice hockey team played for the first time today but there was to be no dave you victory so it's your land where a class of bob racing into the leaves thanks to three goals in the first period of korea were able to recover and ultimately fell to eight feet but even with the heavy opening loss there were plenty of positives to take for the locals with a passionate crowd cheering on the unified korean team. well moving off the ice and onto the snow where the first medals at the winter games have been awarded the first gold of the games went to cross country skier charlotte column this week powered her way to the finish line in the fifteen kilometers to see off the rest of the competition norway's marad yogen had to settle for silver but she made history in the process the irgun won her eleventh medal overall and becomes the most decorated female winter olympian. when germany have also
grabbed their first gold medals of the winter games thanks to unveil and laura doll meyer filling her upset the favorites with a super leap in the final round of the men's normal hill ski jumping that earned him a total of two hundred fifty nine point three points poland's double olympic champion coming stock could only manage fourth place well meanwhile don meyer wasn't just good in the seven point five kilometer biafra sprint she was perfect despite the windy conditions she hit all ten targets and finished twenty four seconds ahead of the chasing pack for more of the winter olympics and make sure you check out our website at v.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 live updates.
all right to burn this latest soccer now in saturday's action has already seen plenty of goals fly and here are the results so far heritage one two nil as laver couzin frankfurt to be bottom side cologne four to fellow strugglers hamburg lost to nil a dork mynd had over a one to one against freiburg and hoffenheim beat mines for to the late game sees shaka travel to byron on friday life they've won two nil against all this work and there are two more matches to come on sunday. all right let's take a look at the highlights from that friday game now with rb lives winning at home to oxford day at. opens the scoring and then not vacated grab the second goal and save the minutes it's the first time leipsic have scored from a direct free kick in their brief wondrous league history though it did take a big deflection before crossing the line.
well it's the biggest street festival in the world attracting millions of visitors brazil's a world famous carnival has kicked off in rio de janeiro tens of thousands of people poured into the streets to take part in the facilities and block parties over the next few days cities around the world around the country will host parades the most famous take place in rio's samba dromo another highlight begin sunday the showdown between the sump of schools. you're up to date now and the daily news will be back again at the top of the hour for now we'll leave you with some pictures from jing joe in central china as part of the city's annual spring festival a lantern show is a lunatic of the night sky with some ten million elint evolves thanks for watching .