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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 forecast 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 a new law they say to marginalize and non jews our correspondent in tel aviv has the latest. and protestors and counter protesters face off
outside the headquarters of the u.s. gun lobby our u.s. correspondent was right in the middle of x. . i'm irish waiter thank you for joining us europe has been sizzling under a record breaking heat wave that's been leaving its mark in various ways up north in sweden a glacier atop the cabinet chis 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 more and after thousands of jellyfish invaded shorelines in recent days in one day more than ninety people required treatment at the resort of haile after receiving painful stings researchers say the warm weather has increased jellyfish for the 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 this week in portugal could break europe's all time high record heat record of forty eight degrees celsius. 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 are 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. 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 all garvie forecasters expect temperatures to hit forty seven degrees before things start to cool off slightly earlier in the week. and the heat wave has hit germany hard as well well many people are suffering here at the trees are also die high temperatures and weeks with very little rain have parched forests environmentalist worry that thousands of trees are not evolved to withstand this hate they say a whole generation of trees is at risk berlin's green lungs the forest outside of the city attorney 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 good forest manages estimate the cost of the damage for all of germany and half a billion euros they hope the government will help them cover the losses. maybe it's enjoyed when we get into a kind of catastrophic situation that we've never seen before than we do think compensation for the money spent on seedlings should be considered as it's an environmental organizations say forest owners needs with just the consequences of climate change one way would be to increase the number of heat resistant trees this
must stop that's something the government can encourage investing heavily in more every greens 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 state during. flash floods have hit the city of at least the in the south of the south of the algerian desert many main roads in the surrounding district are flooded or close to close to traffic due to mud and these flash floods come after weeks of record high temperatures in the region with get almost no rain throughout the year the average rainfall there any willy is just ten millimeters. tens of thousands of people have been protesting in israel against new legislation the demonstration was organized by the country's druze minority they say the new law marginalizes non jewish people in the country many directed their anger at israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. b.b.
go home nots the cry from some of the tens of thousands of people who turned out to protest against israel's contentious nation state legislation alone which essentially defines israel first and foremost as a jewish state arabs make up a fifth of the population and the trees a much smaller minority say the new law also sidelines them but. we are here to send a clear message to the israeli government we will not settle down for nothing less then equal rights as the frailest service since the nation state law to clears israel the exclusive homeland of jewish people it's single site hebrew is the state language effectively prioritising it about arabic which is for decades been recognized as an official language to it spoken by the trees who make up just
two percent of the population people asked us to consider ourselves we considered ourselves as israeli drones who did that is not the name of the rules that you george states agree on not the jewel shall we us because our government and the organ in but then both the knesset to delete these will not the convict this law will delete this law from the history of. the juries have risen to high office in the military and politics since the one nine hundred fifty s. now you more than sixty years on they are fighting to retain the recall the city and achieve it for other minorities in israel. did obvious middle east correspondent tanya kramer was at the demonstration in tel aviv she spoke to us earlier about how this issue was being seen on the ground. well you can say a lot of people from the jewish community and also have actually and have been this
is a savior came down from the no once where most of the community thought too nice to tel aviv to approach is the right join to 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 and like the arab israeli community. we are israeli feel israeli but that's why there's so much anger but. no we don't really do feel like a second class citizen. this was also reflected this week when some truly. fair thing in the army says they can no longer be in the army because they do not feel equal before the law and that's why so many people turned out to approach a. how will minority like the druze and the arab israelis be affected by this nation. i mean the arab israeli community was always.
discriminated against not just in trying to. make you know as below actually. the jewish character. only in addition to that old downgrade the arabic language from the official language to language the. people who came here tonight. again a possible compromise that was offered by the israeli prime minister to be discussed with the leadership of the jewish community it's painted cobol because they want to be an amendment to the nation state law or that it's altogether a given it's a spring they just don't want to be seen as second of the distance and that's why they have to come out and protest. correspondent tanya at the rally in television thank you so much. and 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 magazines but supporters of the n.r.a. also turned out 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. i'm sure i can thank you for everything necessary to work. for my home. 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 say it's people not guns that are the problem they don't want any restrictions on their ability to carry such weapons. if someone who doesn't follow the law because we cannot face the criminals don't call 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 who's like lost their lives in america to
gun violence and life is just like disrespectful. walking all over was a student who died in the mass shooting at a high school in parker in florida earlier this year he was gunned down by an air fifteen by someone who was known to be a threat today says eighteenth birthday we're not going to forget about him because this shouldn't be happening i shouldn't have to hold this poster 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. . now to some of the other stories making news around the world in the u.s. police and demonstrators have clashed in the city of portland in oregon where hundreds of far right activists faced off against anti-fascist protesters police made arrests as they tried to keep the two sides apart and used stun grenades to disperse the crowds. 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 of violence or racial or sexual intolerance. turkey's president has announced counter saying sions on to 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 us passenger who was working in the country on allegations of terrorism and espionage. 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 p.t.
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 kolesnikov broke the men's fifty meter backstroke world record the youngster came home in twenty four seconds dead zero point zero four seconds faster than the previous best set by britain's. serena williams as prospects for the u.s. open have taken a blow after she pulled out of the rogers cup a key warm up tournaments citing personal reasons the american battled back to the top of tennis after lifesaving surgery last year following the birth of her first child she was runner up at wimbledon last month but her most recent match and san jose california and did a humiliating six one six love defeat to britain's johannah the worst defeat of her w.t. a career. you're watching d.w. news don't forget you can always check out our website d.w. dot com for all the latest news and information around the clock i'm irish waiter
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