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this is news coming to you live from berlin almost a year after its recapture from the so-called islamic state. lies in ruins in exclusive report did you meet those finding corpses still lying amid the rubble of the old city more than a thousand bodies have been recovered so far. also coming up the death toll drives this fall in guatemala volcanic eruption in the part you see at least sixty nine people are dead rescue workers are conducting
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a desperate search for the missing. sixty five years of broadcasting to the was. shot as a review station after the second world war broadcast to millions of people around the globe intelligent languages across t.v. radio online and social media germany's chancellor angela merkel is joining the anniversary celebrations. good to have been a. it's almost a year now since iraqi troops retake the northern city of war zone 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 the old city of mosul still lies in ruins and amid the rubble there are still corpses the dogs just father of
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the green has been speaking to aid workers in was ill and sent us this exclusive report we have pixilated some of the more disturbing images in his 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 to fill the streets we meet hosseini the young nurse has volunteered to help remove the bodies. and that's old house in this room we found one hundred fifty corpses they were all shot in the hand they're not all here yes. the stench is hard to take it first your nostrils chill now because we took away all about his time we burned the room and to sanitize it but how did they all say that. they were let out for one on top of
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another man the women and children. that there are still bones here there was stuck to the blankets. anyone passing by can see the corpses under the rubble. heads without 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 sometimes they also find dead fighters. with isis was responsible for your sister's death correct the one initially and today you are removing the bodies of some of their fighters what goes through your mind when you do this. you know this is their place this is where they deserve to end up ahead of us my sister and she has
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a great i can visit her to find his remains are there without a grave the fact that i get to remove their bodies is my biggest revenge that fighting them with a weapon is exactly what they want they want us to be inhumane they want us to fight each other don't feel pain. it's life threatening work for the volunteers there could be unexploded bombs anywhere they have why don't you wait till the area is secure lot and then remove the bodies here we're not security officials many times nobody wants to do this and no one wants to come here. some of these can't identify their loved ones because of the lack of forensic medicine. you have to choose to have you met people hunting for their relatives i've seen women all the men who 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 obliterated. what shocks you
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about all of this is the bodies of women and children the little bothers me even maul is that no one asks about them not even the government. three thousand people remain missing their bodies likely somewhere here beneath the rubble. and with me in the studio i have a meeting with an iraqi journalist and a former iraqi diplomat welcome i mean now you were with reporter who we saw in that report when he was visiting the old city of mosul what was the experience like for you well it was shocking to be shocking for me for all the team to see bodies part of bodies on the streets and all the toll we expect that after six months of the ending of the battlefield in the old town that there's no bodies. the ways and two from that parts of that bodies but it was
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a shock that also the smile was very bad the smell of death still everywhere in the area the city the whole city the historical part of the city is destroyed and it's was really horrible pictures thousands of bodies still lying amidst the ruins there is it don't know who these people were and how they died well some of them they got . access for their bodies for their families but we are talking about some families have been destroyed all the children women father everything. think it's been the main challenge for iraqi government to get a database of the d.n.a. of the bodies and in order to analyze it in the later on in the future of that they will got this technology because it is a huge number of bodies and they had this volunteer speak in this report and she said no one wants to remove these bodies no one wants to go into this area why not isn't it the government's responsibility to take care of the people who have died
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then give them a dignified burial indeed it is that a sponsibility of the government but we should also think in the way some of them they think this is the fighters this is they do not deserve that dignity. ending and they try to keep it but in the end of the day. vic government should look at that bodies because the diseases come from that part of that city and in the end of the day this is the job of the government and what we had in the report is that a lot of these people were just civilians and residents living there now and need the beaches we saw wealthy or city of mosul it seems that other parts of. covering tell us what did you see there while in mosul it's very interesting situation you have to say two parts of the war one of the part the parts of the part is really furnishing the live lives going on everything people called the jobs and the
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way is quite ok but the part of the cities just totally destroyed no one living in that area and it is still not accessible for these civilians they have should apply for a special permit permission the cities is totally destroyed and the iraqi government was still do not have any master plan for that part of the city how they going to rebuild it people try to rebuild but it is historical or area they cannot just bring some. early both is again it's quite complicated because the side of this that is still bombs do not explode it under the all the mass exactly look at the scale of damage i think will take quite a while before the city becomes a normal iraqi city i mean most of it thank you very much for joining us and joining us an experience of the city with us. you're watching the news coming up
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ahead the death still drives us foreign guatemala a van in full kaleka russian authorities say at least sixty nine people are dead we get the latest on the rescue operation from the international red cross. but for us german chancellor angela merkel is due to attend the ceremony to mark the sixty fifth anniversary of dorchester today did you first went on. your programs in one thousand nine hundred fifty three initially to provide the don't you think of group over the decades a group adding online and social media content today it brings reliable information to millions of people around the world in thirty languages and it's respected for championing free free and fair reporting and democratic values. sixty fifth anniversary is being mocked at the german parliament our chief
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political editor. is then joins me now. why did ok. yes welcome to the party georgia turned sixty five years the speech is just beginning behind me the german chancellor is due to speak any moment now and here about it really has the opportunity to look into the future because sixty five years may sound a very long time but initially but it was really a big player in radio it still reaches thousands of people every day in africa in native languages and with some thirty languages of course it reaches audiences that and other international broadcasters can't so that's really reason to celebrate for thoughts about today and that's also why the german talks attending here the german chancellor is there is a ten day event that is quite a significant. thing isn't it. but it's really
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symbolic as well because it is funded by parliament this is also at the heart of democracy here in germany it's something where the german chancellor german government also has to take some criticism from questioning german politicians and connecting the dots really to international developments we've seen that most recently when there was a lot of speculation about germany taking more of a leadership role but then times also falling behind just this week porting on the german chancellor's response to the french president in monterrey mark or on europe and these are all debates that take place right here as you are watching online on social media but also in the parliamentary debate that we see going to start the way here in one of them going to start building the parliamentary building here the power of the house this is where a lot of offices of parliamentarians are but also where this white meeting space is
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in fact the coalition deal which is the very foundation of the government was signed in this very very dirty little started way back in and one hundred fifty three it's a very different organization now isn't it mikaela. absolutely it started off as radio and became an international t.v. station it's still broadcasts in four languages internationally television has a total of thirty languages now focusing very much online in social media and a little known fact is that it was actually one of the first public broadcasters that actually had a website nine hundred ninety four which in had a couple of addresses but hey it was riots there from the very beginning when it comes to this digital development that is so challenging us journalists also every day putting things into context and reaching people who no longer want to switch on a machine and see what. those costs have to offer where people are much more active
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in looking for the kind of news and analysis that they really want and this is also why a dose of gauging across the board also in constructive journalists looking at there's a project called eco africa which german chancellor touts here which also maps out possible solutions for the challenges of climate change and judging by the robust applause behind you the celebrations are going well and of course we'll talk to you again later in the day after chancellor merkel has spoken and shared her thoughts on daughter bella we had a thank you to the debbie thank you very much for that update. and if you want to five more about the past and present you can go to our website at www dot com slash sixty five years moving on now and going to the news from guatemala of the death toll from the country's devastating volcano eruption has risen to sixty nine a parties warn that the number is likely to rise as rescue
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workers continue to search for the missing what a model of what can be a few years ago a fire erupted on sunday it's one of central america's most active volcanoes but this was its biggest eruption in more than four decades the country's president jimmy moralists has declared a state of emergency and called for three days of national mourning. a little. bit dramatic deadly and fost vulcan diff way to go all the volcano of fire exploded violently sending a massive river of lava hurtling down its slopes. or an intrigue soon gave way to panic as only to get out of its deadly palm. it's begun ferocity called many residents by surprise. but only one grandchild fifteen and another eight year old there's
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a video of it that's what i'm going to see if i could rise a bit of a real also got us. oh dear lord i have nothing i don't even have close to. 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 now likely to rise the threat of further eruptions is hampering rescue efforts whoa look at the look of the. president jimmy moran has declared a state of emergency and visited the area to meet with rescuers and survivors. that
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would be ranting mr president my family is missing sent a helicopter to throw water over them because that panel of. three children and grandchild all my siblings my mom they've all disappeared down the victim of an invalid problem. but for many hope it's already too late the first of what are likely to be many funerals have already begun. and for more let me draw in reuben rimadyl from the international federation of the red cross in geneva mr matter you until starch with your teens in guatemala what's the latest on the rescue operation. thank you for giving us the ward situation definitely remains remains critical so is hundreds of stuff in volunteers from what amount across crusties since the onset since sunday already never questions providing first at psychosocial support and obviously it also has the
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starting families so doing family tracing for those who are or missing let's not forget that we have over three thousand people evacuated at the state and although the damage system needs still to be done. we just made that the feeders of damage will be will be increasing will be on the rice from federation for the international federation of the direct cost we haven't been in contact with we are brothers and sisters in what amounted to cross through our you know office in panama that actually also the plowing. disaster management experts to the field to support the forts how difficult is it do reach the areas was defective because a lot of the places affected us in small villages in remote areas. well our teams are already on the ground in the means with orders to shoot the main priority now is to support those those people in the back ways and sent us but definitely
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there are villages that are still of knox's two and just one of their that's one of them a concern how to go to anything we doctors have with all the human act as we can breath as national authorities on the system and it's meant to reach those people in need and definitely to focus now on on life saving activities which is our main concern right now as you said life saving activities is the main concern but as we heard a rain is expected how good could that affect kill a search and rescue operations. yeah definitely the brain will complicate the situation not only harboring the i'm going to rescue and evacuation activities but let's not forget that brings us well something risk of must lights that can also worsened their they already difficult situation to access those units and tell us more about the privateers how are you helping the people what kind of food and shelter the people are able to get because the pitches via seeing the scale of devastation is huge absolutely at what amount across open
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a collection center to gather essential items food water quoth in our main priority is lifesaving not since as we said and death goes with we that medical care it does goes with providing a safe center to go to has been evacuated and the provision of these awarded in food which is a need but we must not forget this psychosocial support that needs to be given to those that are currently suffering and and also the family tracing i think it is very important to to ensure there to family links and to ensure or are shite to be able to reach those. who want to matter from the national federation of the red cross in geneva thank you very much for talking to. thank you. let me now some other stories making news around the wind antigovernment protests have resumed in jordan despite the resignation of the prime minister wilkie houses of
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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 has issued its first driving licenses to remain as it prepares to lift its ban on female drivers later this month the first ten women to receive the permit already have a license issued by another country the move comes as a number of women who campaigned for the right to drive a remain under arrest. the monica joins me now a new concerns about facebook monica and again it has to do with privacy. did mark zuckerberg hide the truth when being questioned by the european parliament recently because he said that everything is share on facebook you own and that you have complete control over who sees it and how you share it but now an article in the
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new york times reports that the social network has given at least sixty devise makers axes to use us friends data without obtaining explicit consent looks like facebook is at the center of yet another privacy scandal. worries about data theft and privacy breaches drove use of collected personal information this comes in the wake of the facebook data breach scandal in which cambridge analytical used personal data to detect political preferences and manipulate voters. proponents of political micro-targeting insist it is necessary tool for engaging with electorates however unless these political technology machines are built upon fundamental rates of access and privacy by design it strains credulity that democracy can survive an injured if we do not absorb the difficult lessons that we can learn from the cambridge analytical catastrophe the hearing also aims to identify how the misuse
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of these data encroached on europeans fundamental rights such as privacy and of the right to impartial information the european parliament is also looking at whether facebook abused its dominant market position hearings are set to continue until next month. britain's government has sold two point nine billion euros worth of its shares in the royal bank of scotland the british government sold the shares overnight for around half of what it paid to when bailing out to r.b.s. in two thousand and eight the government had decided to start selling off its stakes three years ago but the plan was only partially carried out because of the lenders no share price the government is set to sell the rest of its sixty two percent stake in r.b.s. over the next few years. all right let's get some analysis here from out of the fun for the stock exchange but it looks like r.b.s.
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has proved a disappointing investment there for the british government was it west bailing it out. you can say disappointing again and yes it was worth building up costing the government about two point one billion pounds to sell at the share price they're getting now in comparison to what they paid in the year two thousand and eight but yes money well spent because if you remember back to two thousand and eight that was the financial crisis banks were collapsing without government support r.b.s. and other banks in britain but also around the world would not have survived and that would have left the system wounded in a way which none of us would like to have madge and that's why governments in britain stepped in here in germany they stepped in the united states and without that the banks are the lifeline of an economy they're like circulatory system that without the money circulating you don't have anything many more jobs would have been lost so yes it is money worth that was well spent even if it is at
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a painful cost that materializes today with the sale for the british people ok well what sort of signal could that send to to the german government which still holds a stake in command do you see any sign that the in might pull out. i don't see any sign there always rumors and speculation that surface of the last time there was really a major rumor was before the general election here in germany last year where it was said that the government might sell off but the government still holds fifteen percent in the canal spunk same situation i think even worse when you look at the numbers of what the german government would incur as a loss and for the moment with the little money that it would generate from the sale it's not going to incur that loss but it's a sobering thought that you know even today with the. i dispense with the losses that you're looking at there's still so many banks that are too big to fail indeed
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and fun for thank you so much for the update. 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 underprivileged youth shilled says he's considering going into the public sector with some people expecting a presidential run in twenty twenty should says an outspoken critic of u.s. president donna trump and he might run against him as a democrat the fact. and the german chemicals group by is very close to finishing its takeover of u.s. seeds giant monsanto the sixty three billion dollars buyout is set to close a thursday buy it is ditching the name monsanto however its been a target of protests and lawsuits for years but monsanto products will keep their names like roundup which contains the controversial herbicide life
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a state by insists that months on tools crop protection technology and to genetically modified seeds are vital to feeding a growing global population. well talking globally our world is addicted to plastic so it's time to do something about that amrita one man is drawing attention the problem in an amazing manner it's world environment day today and a man is going to extraordinary lengths to draw attention to the problem of plastic pollution long distances bent contacts 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 that comes along fame could take more than six months to swim for eight hours a day accompanied by a support team including medical staff and scientists who will research the build up of micro plastics in the water. a dock to see two huge mistakes by liverpool goalkeeper lot of scouters in their champions league final defeat to
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real madrid could have been the result of a concussion which impaired his vision the german was caught on the head by reale captain said ramos just minutes before his first down there which allowed the span the us to take the lead in a european soccer showpiece last month he made another error. a three one victory he was distraught afterwards and underwent medical checks last week in boston where the liverpool's owners are based. you're watching the news your company and i have more news for you in half analyse of that. good.
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