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this is deja vu news live from berlin three way a confrontation may be brewing between israel syria and iran an israeli fighter jet was downed by syrian forces this after israel intercepted an iranian drone that was it allegedly in its airspace but the israeli jet has been said but israeli jets have been striking iran backed positions in syria our jerusalem correspondent will help us understand also coming up. kim jong un sr tell south korea's president he's invited to
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a summit in the north korean capital and mungy in said he'd be willing to go to pyongyang if conditions are right. it's good to have you with us. israel has struck what it says were iranian targets inside syria after an israeli fighter jet was shot down by syrian forces as the two pilots in the jet were parachuted to safety and were taken to the hospital with one of them in serious condition the incident was sparked by an iranian drone that allegedly entered israeli airspace from syria and it's the most serious confrontation between israel and syria in yours. and it's really jet inflames an angry reaction from the army and two very different versions of what happened early saturday morning. the key question didn't iranian surveillance
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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 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
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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. and i know our we're joined by our middle east correspondent tanya in jerusalem tanya great to see you let's dive into this very complicated situation so syria has denied that its ally iran drone entered the israeli air space how serious is this confrontation between israel and the law and iran in light of the syria situation. it is one of the most serious situations we have seen in the north of the postie is
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one very significant one and also the side of a stone warning to iran that we heard prime minister binyamin netanyahu has been security meetings whole day with the army saying that israel will defend itself against any attack and the attempt to violate its. now is a has made it clear all along that it won't now and it may nion presence. its border is near the israeli side of the occupied golan heights. through and ukrainian presence or through the ukrainian backed hezbollah. so what is seen here is on the one side you see a show of strength you know by all sides by is granted by iran by syria but on the other side they also calls for restraint and some of the military experts here in israel saying that all sides do not appear to seek an escalation but of course the tensions remain and certainly seems like they're bearing their teeth to say the
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least but israel is now saying it doesn't want an escalation can that really be avoided in light of what's happened. what i mean is it has always said that it doesn't want to see a presence of iran in the area now what is so they have said really clear lines and they acted accordingly so it's what is quite new and the situation i mean is one has carried out in the past many as two acts against his positions or against of weapon transfers or other locations in syria over the past his doing the war in syria but usually there was not much of a vis ones from yes that regime now the response now has been quite strong and that's the new thing over here which creates all the tensions now iran syria the won't they say we won't no longer tolerate. entering the syrian as space so this
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is where of course all the coalition lies and the tensions are lying here tanya kremas for us in jerusalem thank you very much. and now on 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 into 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. protesters have rallied in the thai capital bangkok calling on the country's military rulers to step down and not postpone an election planned for later this year the military seized power in thailand in a coup in two thousand and fourteen and has postponed elections several times. demonstrators have gathered in the central italian city of much to send an
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anti-racist message a week after a neo nazi injured six african migrants in a shooting spree tensions are high in the city after protesters supporting the right wing forts on the wall of a party clashed with riot police on thursday night. gerry adams has stepped down as the leader of shin fein after more than three decades at the party's helm in his career adams went from being reviled by the british government and northern ireland's protestants as the political voice of the irish republican army to playing peacemaker in bringing the provinces decade long conflict to an end . it was the end of an era as gerry adams said farewell at the shin fein 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
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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 bricks 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 take northern ireland with it has reopened discussion about sion feigns main aim a united ireland. in a sign of warring relations between the divided koreas north korean leader kim jong
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un has invited south korea's president to meet in pyongyang khinjan owns sister deliver the invitation in seoul against the backdrop of the winter olympics the diplomatic thought comes despite an acceleration in the north's weapons programs last year and pressure from sols allies and washington. excited fans wait to greet the combined korean women's hockey team the first in and pick history and the coming together on the ice symbolizing hopes of woman relations between the south and its belligerent know the neighbor ah he dances to win or lose the result doesn't matter i hope they play their best and try their hardest in a show of unity in the stands. someone this is a god given chance that we seventy million korean people can be of one mind to support the team. those has feasted by another historic moment off the ice meeting in seoul kim jong un's youngest sister kim jong
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delivered an invitation from the north korean leader for south korean president moon j 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 ave 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 is time and 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 limping in business today the big question can the lympics
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claim help to fuel a long term thaw in relations. and for more on all the winter olympics action nick mechanic line from good obvious sports is joining me now in the studio so nick we saw this breakthrough in this united korean ice hockey team was there also a historic victory to celebrate there unfortunately they lost eight mil to switzerland but that to be honest was to be expected south korea before this tournament before they became a united team right seventeenth in the world whereas with the right six and it was really to be expected specially as just only a couple weeks before the tournament has started these north koreans are brought into the squad squad haven't really had the time to prepare properly and to be properly fit they are also a second division team is not is that one of the big countries not the states that have the kind of don't count as of this world so i think to recover those we do on the sporting side of things not so great diplomatic side of things very good very good and what we really personally like seeing was the north korean cheerleaders
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who were sent down from china to start from pyongyang to pyongyang to cheer on the united team and they just kept firing on the team throughout the whole game it just never stopped and it was a lovely thing to see that's very delightful and now we see that germany is on the medal table already who lost the first gold for the german team the very first goal of this year's olympics was from laura maya she's a biathlete she was at the last olympics as well she did not win a medal that time but today she wasn't just good she was absolutely perfect you can see it here if you think of the target she had over ten of them didn't miss a single thing and that was despite the windy conditions and she finished the race of the twenty four seconds ahead of the chasing pack so that was really really good especially as i said first in the medal for her and really redemption for the german team off their poor showing in sochi games where years ago and there's a second gold medal that followed pretty soon after for germany tell us what happened in ski jumping ski jumping that's very special sport for people who are afraid of heights on the grass vending and he is the man who wants every second gold medal which was somewhat unexpected actually so he he disappointed quite
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a few of the favorites going down the normal length which you'll see in a couple of seconds that particular hill they jump about one hundred meters so you go you can see the speed. and you can see the flight and that's about one hundred means that they do have a long good job that we have to have a stroll in the olympics one hundred twenty hundred thirty meters but this was one hundred meters and it is especially well but you have to wait because there was two more people who jump after him you can see the fans were excited but you can see he was picked off to where he was very much to the fetal position waiting to see what happened he ended up winning and he's the first genesis against vice float who last won the gold in this event in the ninety four always and they have much more to look forward to in the next two weeks of olympic sports that mechanic line from our sports desk thank you very much. and for more on the winter olympics in pealing check make sure you check out our website www dot com slash a lympics all the latest results the best pictures and stories are right there also be sure to follow us on twitter at d w sports for live updates to
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been displayed soccer now and saturday's action has already seen plenty of goals a fly and here are the results so far heritage one two nil at leverkusen frankfurt beat bottom side cologne four to fellow strugglers a hamburg loss to nil at dortmund had over one to one against freiburg and oftentimes beat minds for to the last game sees shaka traveller travel to buy in on friday at like six one two nil against burke and there are two more matches still to come on sunday. and a reminder of the top stories we're following here for you know syria's military has shot down an israeli fighter jet over northern israel the plane was targeting launch sites for iranian drones. thanks for watching japanese be sure to join us again at the top of the hour don't forget you can always check out our web site t w dot com or follow us on twitter thanks for joining us.
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