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this is the wus line from berlin a glimmer of hope for syria as the u.n. calls for a new cease fire a unanimous vote up to these all delay it comes after a week of government shelling that turned into what's been called hell on. cue an official if this can finally stop the bloodshed. in the u.s. resistance to the national rifle association grows many u.s. companies are cutting ties with the gun lobby now in the wake of the florida school shooting take
a look at the social media company taking on the powerful group. and the curtain closes on the frenzy and film festival a surprise appearance from hollywood to veteran actor bill murray picks up the best director award for the friend request anderson for the big prize goes to remaining a director as you know continue to take home the golden bear for controversial film touch screen on the water all the buzz is about. time you just can money thank you for joining us the u.n. security council has voted to approve a resolution demanding a thirty day humanitarian cease fire in syria now russia agreed to back the deal at the very last minute on condition that there be no specific ation of when the truce could start the cease fire is aimed at. allowing desperately needed aid to reach
civilians in eastern guta more than five hundred people have been killed in the rebel held area near damascus in the past week. the bombs have been raining down on eastern ghouta for an entire week. as smoke and ash filled the sky over this rebel held district near damascus those on the ground continue to pull victims from the rubble they've been under siege here for years but casualties are now spiking sharply. the survivors are being treated in a makeshift hospital near damascus activists say this is the work of indiscriminate cluster and phosphorous bombs fired by the syrian regime children to bear witness to the carnage. in another missile landed but it was a small one thank god it was bigger the whole neighborhood would have been wiped out. amid the bombing world powers have hesitated for days on how to find
common ground to stop the bloodshed. on saturday the un security council voted unanimously to approve a resolution demanding a thirty day cease fire to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in eastern guta the body overcame initial resistance from russia to adopt the resolution today russia has belatedly decided to join the international consensus and accept the need to call for a ceasefire but only after trying every possible way to avoid it so there isn't why we discussed at least so low why the process was there are so. extensive. it was or was that we want to make sure that that is meaningful as i said before because by decrees of the security council you can look you could not call a ceasefire ceasefire in the squad. border. painstaking process to go and they
want to make sure that it is reflected with russia a staunch ally of syrian president assad has been providing military aid to the syrian government but while many will no doubt welcome the news of a potential cease fire syrians continue to suffer activists say minutes after the deal was struck government warplanes bombed eastern ghouta yet again. well for more on this i'm now joined by u.n. regional humanitarian coordinator for the syria crisis. this thank you for joining us from kuwait so how does the security council obviously took a long time to approve this cease fire and yet activists say the government twelve planes was still bombing east and go to after the agreement so can we expect the syrian government to comply what's really important is this security council resolution that translates into concrete action as a station of facilities in site. he's also in other areas as well so really we hope
that the government of syria or other parties come to an agreement to stop was still is are the way this is vital to be able really to reach some decent decent peacefulness and that's what this is in this area but also to allow us to bring in three minutes in assistance food medical supplies and. the security council unanimously all sixteen members told its favor so really we want to see an application very quickly now this still doesn't cover rebel groups so what is the u.n. doing to get aid to places like is to go to which have said need humanitarian assistance . so on our side we are really ready to be able to respond immediately to bring two minutes have assistance food medical supplies to take medical cases are to evacuate to ease with them but also to other locations to eclipse our three were also there being there was still is on the ground so it what is your street
scenes this is this is just a mere ten kilometers away from eastwood up damascus is just very close and these woods are so the people of this water have really live sort of extraordinary situation out for days and days and. for health facilities have been attacked people say when somebody is injured now the they decide not to take them to health facility because they tend to help facility risk the lives of two more people who are driving them in telling the person so there is an extreme situation on the ground that needs to translate into. sation facilities and deliver a threat it's an assistance to the people who are there and find you panas russia may have finally approved this deal but they've also said that an immediate choice may not be possible so what is being done. so if you needed jews really is needed it is necessary it is desperately necessary i would say. we really would be talking with everybody of forces in their government other countries it's
important that the decision of the security council is applied now every day we have reports of dozens of them many many people injured children traumatized areas where there's a besiegement have no water no electricity very little food our health facilities are very destructive and the bigger picture in syria hard work relation is displaced there we're seeing at three in aid live but many locations where people are in desperate need hardly facilities houses that is in syria not functioning many schools in all these areas are completely on hold so life cannot continue as it is we have to see an obligation of the of this resolution throughout syria for really the greater good of the people of syria on us one says joining us from kuwait city thank you. and you're. now in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in florida
a growing number of american businesses are distancing themselves from the national rifle association several companies have announced they will no longer offer discounts to members of the powerful gun lobby now this amid increasing pressure from a newly strengthened until gun movement. a social media movement is trying to change in the u.s. the hash tag boycott and all right calls on businesses to end their relationships but the gun lobby and fans are listening rental car companies including hats and i say that ending that discount programs but n.r.a. members. u.s. airline delta has also ceased its an array discounts. and the first national bank one of the largest private banks in the u.s. has said it will stop making n.r.a. branded credit cards. the reaction from customers is mixed with some welcoming the move and others saying they would close their accounts with the bank it shows just how deep the divide here is. for these firms cutting ties to the n.r.a.
is largely a symbolic decision. driven by youth led protests following last week's deadly school shooting in florida state governor rick scott was also moved to call for tighter gun laws i want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun we will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be twenty one or older those pushing for change say that's not enough this tweet is from cameron caskey who's organizing the large march on washington next month he writes they messed with the wrong school. time now for some of the other stories making news around the world u.s. investor warren buffett says republican tax cuts have delivered him nearly a thirty billion dollar windfall while his company reported record quarterly and annual profits on saturday buffett says much of that is due to the overhaul of the
u.s. tax code passed by congress in december. the death toll from twin bomb blasts in the somali capital mogadishu has risen to forty five the jihadist group has said it was behind the bombings which went off near parliament and the national intelligence agency. is linked to al qaeda it controls large areas in somalia. police have clashed with anti fascist activists in milan as rival political groups held rallies across it to me the demonstrators were protesting a gathering of the far right north and lead party head of parliamentary elections next week although it is stepped up security around the country amid fears protests would turn violent. the bollywood legend davy cup or has died of a suspected heart attack in dubai the fifty four year old actress began her career at the age of four and starred in more than one hundred fifty films she was
described as being the first female superstar in india's neil dominated film industry. the curtain is set to come down on the twenty eighteen billion dollar film festival after a glittering awards ceremony rumanian director continually clinched the golden four touch me not a film that some critics loved but others panned but there were no surprises as to who would snap up best director which went to west understand for i love dogs. for gordon being our best. they're going to be a pretty miss goes to. touch me not my old enough to. say thank you. dina been c.b.s. film follows the emotions of people who try to fulfill their desire for intimacy in unexpected ways the director invited the cast which includes nonprofessional actors
onto the stage some were overwhelmed by the moment. the heartbeat. d.w. charlotte shells and pillow and bias waiter were on the red carpet. women won big. it was a female director who took home the golden bat not bad for her first feature film but it was a controversial pick your president tom to crow said he knew that that would be the case but ultimately the jury wanted to pick an entry that showed not what film can do but what it can do in the future the second place silver bear went to the polish film ugh also a female directed film that explores the male identity. but she. wasn't shy about her achievement. so have yeah i mean if you made it i thought yeah.
i know employment won the silver bear for best actress for her performance in the era since as a lesbian who's partner has to go to prison for their deaths. she took. french newcomer anthony bars all took best actor for his role in the prayer about a young man trying to kick his drug habit the barbaro. the reason is revival of the dogs a futuristic animated film opened the balun our. bill murray accepted the silver bear for best director on wes anderson's behalf i knew or thought that i would go to work. and come home with.
the winter games the olympic athletes from russia won the gold medal in hockey but only in overtime against score to force the game into overtime germany then had a man sent off and the russians scored on the power play to seal victory. the international olympic committee has voted to keep russia's olympic ban in place for the closing ceremony of the winter games meaning russian of one to be able to match under their own flag the decision as you're about to see was unanimous. but the i.o.c. also decided the ban could be lifted within days if no more things test positive for banned substances in chang russia was banned beef because of state sponsors of doping of the twenty fourteen sochi games the i.o.c. president said to positive russian drug tests in south korea have marred otherwise good behavior. and that's in this hour from you live from berlin we'll be back at