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this is news coming to you live from berlin the death toll rises following guatemala's violent volcanic eruption authorities say at least sixty nine people are dead and scolding mud horse people from homes and now the search has begun for many by the fast flowing mud and toxic that's. also coming up bringing out the.
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report finds closer still lying amid the rubble of the year after iraqi troops return to the city from so-called islamic states more than a thousand bodies have been recovered so far. and a world dictated to plastic world environment what can be done to wean us all from the one million plastic bottles and one million plastic bags we buy every minute. hello i'm terry march and welcome to the program we begin in guatemala where the death toll from sunday's devastating volcanic eruption has risen to sixty nine authorities warn that that number is likely to rise as rescue workers continue to search for survivors and bodies president jimmy morales has declared a state of emergency and called for three days of mourning it is guatemala's
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deadliest eruption in more than four decades. dramatic deadly and fost vulcan diff way go all the volcano of exploded violently sending a massive river of lava hurtling down its slopes. or an intrigue soon gave way to panic as only good scrambled to get out of its deadly palm. it's begun ferocity many residents by surprise. one grandchild fifteen and another eight year old there's a video of it that's what i'm going to see if i could rise a real also gardens. oh some dog oh dear lord i have nothing i don't even have close to.
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the eruption sent black claims of smokin hot rock into the air quickly turning day into night. the. entire villages were blanketed in a thick layer of ash. a massive rescue effort is still underway with the death toll ninety to rise the threat of further eruptions is hampering rescue efforts. from the robot or the. president jimmy maraniss declared a state of emergency and visited the area to meet with rescue is and survive as. mr president my family is missing sent a helicopter to throw water over them because that ban only. have three children and grandchild all my siblings my mom they've all disappeared validate that moment . but for many help it's already tonight the first of what are likely to be
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many funerals have already begun. it's also a year now since iraqi troops retort the city of mosul from the so-called islamic state group it's one of iraq's biggest cities and strategically important because of its oil but despite that much of mosul today still lies in ruins and amid the rubble there are still corpses an explosive report. or karim has been speaking to aid workers in mosul and sent us this report just a note here we have pixilated some of the more disturbing images in this story. the smell of death is everywhere old mosul is like an open air symmetry nearly a year after the battle between the so-called islamic state and iraqi troops and the corpses still fill the streets. we meet husseini the young nurse has volunteered to help remove the bodies. again and this old house in this room
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we found one hundred fifty corpses they were all shot and they had us all here yes . the stench is hard to take it fills your nostrils and chill now because we took away all of audience time we burned the room and to sanitize it but how did they also. because they were laying down one on top of another man the women and children. there are still bones here they were stuck to the blankets. anyone passing by can see the corpses under the rubble. with the bodies. a girl's hair still stuck to her abaya. the volunteers have removed one thousand three hundred fifty bodies so far. the old city in mosul was and i asked stronghold
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sometimes they also find dead fighters. there. with isis was responsible for your sister's death correct initially and today you are removing the bodies of some of their fighters what goes through your mind when you do this. you know that this is their place and this is where they deserve to end up ahead of us my sister and she has a grave i can visit her to find his remains and that without a grave the fact that i get to remove their bodies is my biggest revenge fighting them with a weapon is exactly what they. want they want us to be inhumane they want us to fight each other. it's life threatening work for the volunteers there could be unexploded bombs anywhere dave why don't you wait till the area secured and then remove the bodies were not security officials many times nobody wants to do this
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and no one wants to come here. families can't identify their loved ones because of her lack of forensic medicine. because it has to how do you make people hunting for their relatives i've seen women older men come looking for their dead children they say their children died here but they're not sure if this is the exact place because everything's been in place or a sense of. what shocks you about all of this it is the bodies of women and children. of this me even mall is that no one asks about them not even the government. three thousand people remain missing their bodies like the somewhere here beneath the rubble. you know he is just horrible karim reporting there from iraq let's take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today anti-government protests have resumed in jordan despite the resignation of prime
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minister a honey thousands of people demonstrated on the streets of the capital amman late on monday demanding the government scrap its planned tax increases a new prime minister has yet to be named. saudi arabia is issued has issued its first driving licenses to women as it prepares to lift its ban on female drivers later this month the first ten women to receive the permit already held a license issued by another country the move comes as a number of women who campaign for the right to drive remain under arrests. us first lady millennia trump has been filmed in public after a long absence that sparked rumors she had disappeared she was filmed arriving at an event with president trump her first such appearance since early may the white house said mrs trump had been hospitalized to treat a bug nine kidney condition. and an extremely rare dinosaur skeleton has been
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auctioned off in paris scientists say the one hundred fifty million year old fossil eyes bones may belong to a newly discovered species on earth in the u.s. the skeleton was snapped up by an anonymous art collector for more than two million euros it's three starbucks c.e.o. howard schultz has announced he is retiring from the coffee company over thirty seven years he has transformed starbucks from a single coffee shop in seattle into a global brand most recently aligning the company with political issues like race and jobs for under prickly few trolled says he's considering going into the public sector with some people expecting a presidential run in two thousand and twenty is an outspoken critic of u.s. president or trials and might run against him as a democrat in fact do not have any stores it's world environment day today but it's not necessarily a day to celebrate the un is using the occasion to raise the alarm about plastic
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pollution calling it a planetary crisis plastic is cheap lightweight and durable but it's generally not biodegradable meaning more and more plastic waste is littering our planet the main culprits are single use plastic items which make up half of all the plastic we use in particular plastic bottles and plastic bags around the world some one million plastic drinking bottles and one million plastic bags are purchased every minute. and it's our oceans that suffer most from this plastic epidemic altogether up to thirteen million tonnes of plastic are washed into the sea every year smothering coral reefs and threatening vulnerable marine wildlife only last week a pilot whale that died in thailand was found to have eight kilograms of plastic waste in its stomach including eighty three steak fags three well that
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whale is only the latest victim of our throw away society let's go now to the head of d.w. . team sania dean she joins us here from bonn hey sagna the u.n. says plastic pollution has become a global crisis what sort of solutions are being worked on to address this problem . well what we're observing in kind of environmental reporting circles is that two thousand and eighteen seems to be shaping up to really be a breakthrough year in terms of public awareness around this issue that all of a sudden the news is making and i mean such news is actually making headlines whereas in the past you might have just seen it on page ten today it might be page one so that public awareness is is actually a major step in tackling the problem but of course that's not enough so the next step is for public awareness to become public pressure and be translated into
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policy changes and we're seeing that in places around the world also as plastic pollution becomes an ever larger problem bans on plastic bags and kenya rwanda and upcoming ban on single use plastics in the european union so it's definitely gaining momentum and it's there's different action happening around it but maybe not enough ok so action is happening to some degree we've got some movement on the policies saw what about alternatives to those plastic bottles and plastic bags we use every day are there alternatives in the pipeline. absolutely there are alternatives and in fact one big sector i didn't mention was the business sector and it's turning out that the market is really ripe for alternatives to single use plastics and they are just springing up like mushrooms we have biodegradable straws biodegradable plastic alternatives to plastic bags we have also reusable
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models and and ideas that are based on the sharing economy like this scheme that's present in berlin and other parts of germany where folks who visit a cafe want to take a coffee cup a cup of coffee to go can actually borrow a mug in one's place drink their coffee and return it somewhere else so these kinds of things are also picking up momentum and they do represent real alternatives sunny thanks so much for talking with the song again the head of the environment. well one man is going to extraordinary lengths to draw attention to the problem of plastic pollution long distance swimmer ben has set off on a nine thousand kilometer journey from japan to the u.s. he hopes to become the first person to swim across the pacific ocean his office he could take more than six months will swim for eight hours a day
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a company buys fourteen including medical stuff and scientists they will research the build up of micro plastics in the water the fifty year old frenchman has already crossed the atlantic ocean. in an unprecedented move u.s. president donald trump has disinvited the current super bowl champions the philadelphia eagles from their planned visit to the white house in a statement trump said the eagles are unable to come to the white house with their full team to be celebrated they disagree with their president because he insists they proudly stand for the national anthem several n.f.l. players have refused to stand for the anthem at games in a protest over civil rights the eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation but the president declined. just forgo minor the top stories we're following for you here today on the news sixty nine people have been confirmed dead in guatemala following
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a devastating volcanic eruption dorothy say the death toll is likely to rise the president has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas and called for three days of national mourning. you are watching news coming to you live from berlin we have another listen at the top of next hour we'll be with you then meanwhile you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our web site dot com thanks for joining us. stories the people of the world over information they provide the pinions they want to express g.w. on facebook and twitter up to date and in touch and follow us.

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