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this is d w news live from berlin and russia holds a national day of mourning for the victims of the deadly mall fire in siberia families hold some of the first funerals for the sixty four people killed in the blaze most of them children accusations fly over failures that led to the tragedy. also coming up china gives north korea's kim jong un a lavish welcome on his secretive trip to beijing the replaced of leader reportedly tells president xi that he is committed to denuclearization. and germany has
suffered a blow in their world cup preparations four years after famously defeating brazil seventy one if you want to love side live to a friendly defeat against their south american opponent. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program funerals are being held in russia for the dozens of people killed in a shopping mall fire in siberia over the weekend forty one children were among the more than sixty people who died in come a roble russia is observing a national day of mourning today with memorials taking place across the country but the grief is mixed with anger many believing that authorities are trying to cover up the lack safety standards that may have contributed to the high death toll.
thousands of kilometers apart but huge night in grief people in moscow mourn the dozens of five victims in siberia skimmer of this tragedy has gripped russia and caused anger many believe officials are hiding the true extent of what happened on sunday. what is known is that multiple safety violations happened when the blazing gulfs the mall people trying to escape it found many a marriage in ca blocked the fire alarm didn't sound in the public address system wasn't switched on reports to that children were left locked inside cinemas as staff fled. little did you know i was talking to my daughter on the fine i told her lie down on the floor and breathe breathe and don't die. i was crying to my daughter she said dad i love you i'm suffocating i'm losing consciousness.
this video. furious distraught locals suspect a cover up and non-believing more being told they think they could be more victims than what officials say and they're distributing their own list of those missing most of them children. i think authorities are hiding the real number of did and there's a lot of false information about how many people there were at the shopping center how the fire started and who is responsible for the start which. has investigators combed through the rubble the government has promised that those responsible will be harshly punished. it's declared wednesday a day of national mourning a time when all of russia joins camera grieving big dead children.
absolutely harper and there now and some other news north korean leader kim jong un has made a secret trip to china a visit that could signal an opening to nuclear disarmament kim is meeting with president xi jinping in beijing was kept under wraps until after he left but can reportedly told she that he was committed to the nuclearization and resolving conflict on the border. heavy security for an unnamed visitor making their way through beijing. then pomp and ceremony as the mysterious individual is confirmed as no other the north korean leader kim jong un it's a historic moment as cames first diplomatic trip outside of the rogue nation since he took power in two thousand and eleven rumors have been circulating for days that the mysterious armored train crossing the river from pyongyang had came on board but it was only confirmed after kim and his wife were safely back home according to
china's state news agency she pressed kim on north korea to give up its nuclear weapons came apparently replies quote the issue of denuclearization of the korean peninsula can be resolved if south korea and the united states respond to our efforts with good will create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realisation of peace. but many are skeptical about whether or not kim jong un would really scale down the program after the north korean government has worked so hard to celebrate its development. a little yet i don't think he will officially declared the nuclearization because he has been emphasizing the importance of nuclear weapons a lot he has particularly been stressing that the nuclear program makes the country strong and that the country can defeat the united states with it he can't totally change that stance all at once. but others think kim could use disarmament
to his advantage. kim jong un would seek to propagate the idea that he persuaded the u.s. and the international community to essentially surrender by having carefully mustard nuclear weapons so. the china visit comes ahead of a historic some s. between north and south korea judgeable for april that meeting is expected to further focus on denuclearization and for more on that story i am joined now by our correspondent jason strother who has been closely following events from seoul and jason why do you think that this was kept secret for such a long time this visit. well one reason just could be security like his father kim jong il kim jong un could be deeply paranoid that any announcements of his travels far beyond the borders of his country it could result with
assassination attempts so perhaps keeping his trip to beijing under wraps was just a means of ensuring his own survival in the meantime can you tell us a little bit more about the role that china might want to play in may's historic summits with the u.s. and south korea did we get any indication of that in the wake of the says that. sure well i mean china has long wanted to be a broker in north korea's denuclearization and you also have to remember that the korean war only came to a cease fire back in one nine hundred fifty three and china fought alongside of north korea so they have a vested interest in a long term peace on the korean peninsula and i think by kim visiting chinese president xi jinping not only shows china's role in any future negotiations or mediations but it also shows that kim in
a way needs to get beijing's approval first before he meets with any other world leaders how about any clues into what the north korean negotiating strategy could be at these summits for example it has been reported that kim told she that he was committed to denuclearization why would he have said that i mean isn't that his biggest negotiating card. it is his biggest negotiating card and what the south korean envoys who met with kim a few weeks ago came back saying is that if north korea's own security is guaranteed he would then consider denuclearizing we don't know exactly what that means but you know for decades north korea has called for the removal of american soldiers from south korea there are about thirty thousand of them here north korea has also called for the removal of american nuclear weapons from south korea but
all accounts say that the u.s. pulled its tactical nukes out of the south back in the early ninety's but yet pyongyang has insisted that these weapons still exist here so we don't know where the bar is going to be set for north korea to actually do you nucular jason strother with the latest from seoul thank you thank you of get a quick check now some other stories making news around the world a memorial ceremony to honor the heroic french policeman killed by a jihadist attacker last week is under way in paris lieutenant colonel r. nobel offered himself in exchange for a female hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in travel president a man will not call will attend the ceremony. a lawyer of card this pushed him on says that the former catalan leader has vowed to never surrender in the fight for independence from spain he passed on the message after visiting pushed him on it is at a jail in northern germany pushed a man has been held there since being arrested on
a european warrant while traveling through the country. and today is the final day for voting in egypt's presidential election incumbent leader general abdel fattah el-sisi is expected to secure an easy victory in large part to an absence of any real competition critics have labeled the election a sham. now on mars parliament has elected a staunch ally of de facto leader aung sang suu kyi as the country's new president when meant pictured here in the yellow jacket walking behind. swept up nearly two thirds of the vote in the parliament dominated by su cheese national league for democracy the appointment is unlikely to affect a delicate balance of power in a country where the army has retained in large political role. for more on this let's bring and journalist dave green of on who is joining us from young in myanmar well dave so are now has
a new president but you know it is understood that unsung suchi is indeed the de facto leader hair so is this change likely to make any difference. well she was certainly remain the boss of the civilian side of government like you said before but what you could see here one of the things she had received a lot of criticism for from a lot of observers was that she was centralizing too much power and a lot of people are hoping a lot of analysts are hoping that she will give more give her president and give some of her cabinet members more of forty empower them to make some of the key decisions particularly in less politically sensitive areas such as education and health care are there hoping that could lead to an end of the bottleneck the feeling is now a lot of people are saying there's so much decisions have to flow through on some sushi's office that decision making is just way too slow and there have not been significant improvements in health care or education and the economy is not living up to expectations and thinking about not living up to expectations i mean she
basically rode into leadership on on on the horse of humanitarianism perhaps we could say receiving many accolades but now there's been a lot of criticism of the handling of the road issue so tell us with this new president is there likely to be any change there. yes so just for a bit of background we should keep in mind that the military is in charge of itself the civilian side of the government has under the constitution no powers over this country security forces but since she has received criticism for ticket from the international community for not at least taking a public stand against the military on this issue. there is no sign as of now that there would be any change to that if the civilian government were going to make a stand that would clearly be sued she's decision and right now there is no sign that she will stand up to the military on that particular issue. joining us with the latest from hans and mark thank you. as for us
news for you now here in t w n germany's twenty two match unbeaten run has been ended by brazil your home low side to feed the south american seven one in the world cup semifinals almost four years ago but failed to fire in this friendly match. memories of the seven war world cup freshening were in everyone's minds before the long awaited rematch brazil out for revenge started aggressively. but it was germany what the facts are the chances. mario gomez unable to hit the target of the half hour mark. but brazil struck the opener with a good sense of from the right computers to see the free header. poor marking and the hoop go keeping the reserve stopper catching trout. has played a little for club side police argument this season. multiple
substitutions from both sides in the second half stifled the game so much action was at a premium. germany improved in defense but it was too late to avoid a woman defeat. plenty of lessons learned for the two heavyweights ahead of jews will cup in russia. and australia's cricket captain steve smith and his deputy david warner have both been banned for twelve months by their own federation for a cheating scandal which has rocked the sport that is according to widespread australian media the unprecedented bans come after smith admitted to having a plan to illegally change the condition of the ball in a game against south africa sparking a huge outcry in australia cameron bancroft a young player made to do the deed has received a nine month ban. with that you're up to date now on t.w. news i'm sarah kelly in berlin don't forget you can always get t. w. news on the go just download our app from global player from the apple store it
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