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this is deja vu news live from berlin europe's heat wave turns deadly and claims its first heat stroke victims at least three people have died in spain forecasts for both spain and portugal are due to reach the highest temperatures ever recorded on the continent also coming up. thousands gather in israel to protest the new law they say marginalizes non jews are correspondent in tel aviv has the latest. and the new left wing political movement in germany is set to launch next month it's led by a political veteran but she faces pushback over her own heart last agenda.
you could join us europe has been sizzling under a record breaking heat wave that's been leaving its mark in various ways up in the north of sweden a glacier atop the keg neck high as a mountain has melted so much that it's no longer the country's tallest peak experts say the mountain has shrunk by more than four meters in july alone meanwhile bathers in the baltic sea have been warned after thousands of jellyfish invaded shorelines in recent days on one day more than ninety people require treatment at the resort of highly after receiving painful stings and researchers say the warm weather has increased jelly fish populations in the area but the hottest place in europe right now is the i've been in peninsula in spain at least
three people have died from heat stroke and this weekend portugal could break europe's all time heat record of forty eight degrees. mercilessly the sun beats down day after day driving the temperatures in portugal to record breaking highs. people do whatever they can for relief. authorities have issued a nationwide health alert and urging people to take precautions against heat stroke the most important thing is to drink lots and lots of water. i need lots of water something cool and i try to stay at home. easy doesn't stay in the shade and drink a lot then it's. right. emergency services are at maximum readiness because of the threat of forest fires last year wildfires killed more than one hundred people
in portugal. but it respect the risk of fires to rise in the old garvey and in parts of iowa into as well as in the north. the first alarms were reported on friday some seven hundred firefighters are working one major fire in the hill country of the or garvie forecasters expect temperatures to hit forty seven degrees before things start to cool off slightly earlier in the week. the heat wave has hit germany hard as well and while people are suffering here the tree is are also dying high temperatures and weeks with very little rain have parched forests environmentalists worry that thousands of trees are not evolved to withstand this heat and they say a whole generation of trees is at risk. berlin's green lungs the forest outside of the city turning brown. it hasn't rained here in weeks that's hard on pine trees
and spruce trees which are less resistant to heat and drought than all the trees the heat is also deadly for seedlings. the forester for this woods is worried about a whole generation of trees. and right now it looks like half of the newly planted trees won't make it that's a loss that goes into the thousands. then you tolls and forest manages estimate the cost of the damage for all of germany at half a billion euros they hope the government will help them cover the losses. they did enjoy when we get into a kind of catastrophic situation that we've never seen before then we do think compensation for the money spent on seedlings should be considered as it should environmental organizations say forest owners need to adjust to the consequences of climate change one way would be to increase the number of heat resistant trees this must stop if that's something the government can encourage investing heavily in
more evergreens is a bad idea because we're heading for a mediterranean climate where those trees won't grow. in the short term though what the woods need are a few days of steady rain. flash floods have hit the city of a lazy in the south of the of the syrian desert many main roads in the surrounding districts are flooded or close to it from closed to traffic due to mud this flash floods come after weeks of record high temperatures in the region which get almost no rain throughout the year the annual rainfall there annually is just ten millimeters. tens of thousands of people have been protesting in israel against new legislation they say marginalizes non jewish people in the country thousands gather in a central square in tel aviv for a protest organized by the country's druze minority they called for all israelis to be treated equally and they say the new law undercuts israel's democratic values by
marginalizing not only the druze but also the country's arab minority arab israelis make up around twenty percent of the population. middle east correspondent tanya kramer was at the demonstration in tel aviv she spoke to us earlier about how this issue was seen on the ground. well you can say a lot of people from the jewish community and also actually anti villages as a savior came down from the north where most of the communities are too nice to tel aviv to approaches to right joining the fire israeli intelligence tell the truth minority makes maybe less than two percent of the israel of israel's population but they also say no they also are in the army unlike account the arab israeli community and we are we are israeli feel israeli but by then so much anger but with this face no we don't really do feel like second class citizens.
this was also reflected this week when some. protesting in the army that they can no longer be in the army because they do not call the law and that's why so many people turned out to approach a. how will minority is like the druze and the arab israelis be affected by this nation. i mean the arab israeli community was always. discriminated against not just trying to. make something below. them no i actually think the jewish character. only in addition to that old downgrades they are big language from the official language to language to the. people who came here tonight because again a possible so-called compromise that was offered by the israeli prime minister last read of the stuffed with the leadership of the jewish community it's painted to
fall because they want to be an amendment to the nation state law or that it's all together. given it's the spring they just don't want to be seen as second part of the difference and that's why they have to come out and protest. correspondent tanya kramer at the rally in tel aviv thank you so much. and now to some of the other stories making news around the world turkey's president russia type aired on has announced counter sanctions on two u.s. officials after the u.s. froze the assets of two turkish ministers earlier this week the route was sparked when turkey detained a u.s. pastor working in the country on allegations of terrorism and espionage. amazon has begun removing products with nazi symbols from its online store the decision comes after the internet retail giant was criticized for allowing third parties to sell right wing paraphernalia the company says it has blocked several
seller accounts and is reviewing the status of others amazon's regulations banned third parties from selling products that promote hatred violence or racial or sexual intolerance. chinese artist and political activists i way way says his studio in beijing is being demolished by china's authorities i posted a video on his instagram account of an excavator demolishing a wall i has been an outspoken critic of the chinese government the chinese government's policies he moved to germany in two thousand and fifteen. here in germany a new left wing movement aims to shake up the political establishment called shayan or stand up and it's the brainchild of soft facts to the parliamentary leader of the link of the left party she's an unapologetic supporter of hard left policies her effort to reach out across political lines however has caused pushback from established parties as well as within her own party. can connect in some of his support and she plans to launch
a new movement on september fourth the home page went online this weekend with ordinary people talking about what they things wrong with germany. given that when governments and we want to offer something unconventional a new creation of politics that really speaks to people and encourages them to get involved we consciously decided against forming a party but we do want to change the party and we want different majorities in parliament because we want a different government and undergone one others in her party don't see those majorities on the horizon the leader of the left party's parliamentary group could face a rocky road. by all means i don't see support for such a course here in the left or parties or in the other parties lost by dint of the time needed greens and on board either mainly because of fog and next critical statements on welcoming refugees. as it is now going to be an umbrella movement with sorrow of agony flashed in the greens because the positions that have been circulating recently especially for
a return to more nationalistic positions in the greens don't support that nor does the social democrats support back in connex idea of giving disenchanted voters an alternative to right wing parties out of that english toyman so nice are a bargain places dreaming about a strong left wing populism in germany that's the wrong way to stop the rise of the right it's no good if umbrella groups on the left or the right like for instance in italy try to determine the country's direction been some political scientists warn that bargain connects movement could actually weaken left of center parties this is a theme but it means for the political parties is that really losing power that's because many people stay away from the parties are going to say in the umbrella movement was all the needles believe in christ and that in connect says they have many prominent supporters who exactly they are won't become public until the fourth of september. protesters outside of washington d.c. have descended on the headquarters of the national rifle association over its role
in blocking stricter gun control laws they're calling for background checks for anyone who wants to buy a gun and a ban on assault weapons and high capacity bullet magazines but supporters of the n.r.a. also turned up to defend their right to carry such weapons claire richardson reports from fairfax virginia. in a polarized national debate a rare display of the two sides talking to each other but both are holding their ground. property over life which is a crime no it's not a do you know news i'm sure i can thank you for everybody forces necessary to owning a razor for my home as we don't it's a heated discussion as protesters and counter protesters clashed over the role of guns in the united states this is a stop on the margin of our lives national road trip that's been aimed at raising awareness about gun violence and registering people to vote as you can see it's a smaller protest than some of the ones we've seen earlier this year but the location is important we're here right in front of the national rifle association
which they blame for buying off politicians. across a police barricade and are a supporters they it's people not guns that are the problem they don't want any restrictions on their ability to carry such weapons and someone who doesn't hold the law because we don't follow the law comes out and decides to hurt me or anyone else in the group i want to have adequate protection to help those kind of people guns are the great equalizer it's you know if i'm up against a two hundred fifty pound man i cannot physically defend myself without some form of you know self-defense weapon. but showing up wearing guns is horrifying for students who have seen their classmates gunned down before their eyes i'm not saying you know take away all their guns but i'm like you right there are disregarding like the laws that everyone has like lost their lives in america. it's like is this like disrespectful. walking all over was
a student who died in the mass shooting at a high school in parkland florida earlier this year he was gunned down by an air fifteen by someone who is known to be a threat today is his eighteenth birthday we're not going to forget about him because this shouldn't be happening i shouldn't have to hold this post or he should be here with us with the elections just three months away there's no sign of compromise gun control advocates will have to make good on their promise to vote out politicians who support the n.r.a. . to sports now at the european championships in glasgow the records are tumbling in the pool first british swimmer adam p.t. broke his own world record in the men's one hundred meter breaststroke the reigning olympic champion clocked a time of fifty seven seconds dead to delight the home crowd katie shaved zero point one three seconds off his previous best which he set at the olympics in rio de janeiro two years ago and next there was joy for russia as clement kolesnik off broke the men's fifty meter backstroke world record the youngster came home in
twenty four seconds dead zero point zero four seconds better than the previous best set by britain's ten cock and that's your news right from d w news don't forget you can always check out our website u.w. dot com for all the latest and all the breaking news i'm irish waiter in berlin thanks for joining us. for. living with. video. you need to learn.