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their dream and their challenge. their shift chevron percent a. platform for. this is due to the news live from berlin rescuers in italy works through the night to find survivors of the collapsed highway bridge in the northern city of genoa at least thirty five people are now confirmed dead and the government says it is determined to find out what caused the disaster. also coming up indian prime minister narendra modi outlines his government's achievements and sometimes pushes
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goals for the future in his annual independence day speech. and relief for these migrants as are told they can dock in malta after being stranded at sea for days but they won't be allowed to stay in the country so what will happen to them now. and after turkey's president called for a boycott on american i phones he's now doubling tariffs on a whole raft of u.s. imports will go to istanbul to check the mood on the streets. i'm serious almost comical to have you with us at least thirty five people are now known to have been killed after a highway bridge collapsed in the italian city of genoa many more are injured at some seriously rescuers have been working around the clock to find survivors and bodies in the rubble the country's president. has called the collapse a catastrophe for the country. it was
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a race against the clock in the italian city of genoa as rescue efforts continued into the night reinforcements were sent to the site in the hopes of finding survivors trapped in knishes under the rubble. up above emergency workers wait patiently in case someone is pulled out alive but after seeing the collapsed morandi bridge for himself italian prime minister just a fifth kaante want italians to prepare for the west removal. from office i have personally ascertained so far the number of dead will increase at this moment it's an incredible tragedy because there wasn't an explosion or an accident but we are working on the hypothesis that this was a structural failure. and. this is the moment tragedy struck the witness only managing oh my god as a bridge collapsed. the full extent of the damage would soon be
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revealed about a one hundred meters stretch caved in. rescuers have been working round the clock since searching every nook and cranny for any signs of life. built in the one nine hundred sixty s. the morandi bridge has been subject to many repairs critics say possible structural weaknesses as well as a sudden violent storm that struck the area at the time might be to blame. but for the families of those still missing the top priority now is to get their loved ones out from under the rubble hopefully while they're still alive. correspondent sima got those following the story for us from rome i spoke to her earlier and asked her to bring us up to date on rescue operations. well what we do know in terms of the latest report says that some thirty five people unfortunately he attempt in killed and that includes at least three children but at the same time on
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tuesday four people will live from underneath the rubble and so those search and rescue operations are continuing they went through the night and they are continuing on wednesday as well now there is concern that the sections of the bridge potentially collapsing in so some eleven buildings have been evacuated from the area to be sure that they are. a loss of life or injury. a city of genuine has been really strongly hit by this tragedy and the mayor has called for two days of mourning as a result what's happened at the same time those people are still hoping that more people may be pulled out alive from on to this collapsed motorway this image you know what are some of the challenges that rescue workers are facing as they search for more people while there are some a thousand people a soul involved in this operation firefighters to the police as well as emergency
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and ambulance services and their own corking like how they would work in the situation i'm in earthquake and that's something decades in it is used to dealing in the past in some of those civil attacks a few minutes i'm told days hope perhaps that underneath the rubble perhaps there might be some pockets where people have taken in still they're not stopping a search and rescue efforts and concern about potential further damage of course on the minds of those rescue workers in the meantime to help with this also dealing with those that have been affected in terms of injuries but also providing psychological support to the families as well as other people affected by this tragedy seem as we saw on our report a lot of questions being asked about why this happened are authorities any closer to identifying who or what is to blame. well the deputy prime minister has a really good very clear that who ever is responsible will be taken to task over what
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has happened but at the moment it's still too early to tell just figure it out but as you say questions about the structural soundness of this vote to wait bridge i mean it was built in all created back in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven but has undergone frequent repairs since the seventy's in fact it was undergoing maintenance work just recently as well to show off its foundation there will it's talk back in two thousand and nine that the entire structure should be demolished that said however this motorway and this section is important for the economy of the city general what is a port city and so movement of merchandise to and from the city is very important and it really will have an impact on the economy in terms of what those happens forward but of course an investigation needs to take place to find out really the exact cause of this incident journal thema gupta speaking to us from rome seema thank you very much. now to some other stories making headlines around the world
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japan's emperor akihito has expressed deep remorse for his country's role in world war two at an annual memorial event in tokyo during his three decades on the throne akihito is spoken out for peace and reconciliation the eighty four year old was appearing at the event for the last time he's due to abdicate next april. in the us a grand jury investigation has found that hundreds of roman catholic priests sexually abused more than one thousand children in the state of pennsylvania since the one nine hundred forty s. the report comes after a two year investigation that showed sexual abuse was systematically covered up by senior church officials. after a suspected terror attack in london on to say police have now raided three addresses in central england three people were injured when a man drove into pedestrians and cyclists and crashed into a barrier outside the houses of parliament the twenty nine year old suspect was arrested at the scene he's not believed to be known to security services and an australian senator has sparked outrage after he referred to the final solution
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during a speech about banning muslim immigration fraser and from the conservative cultures australia party claimed he didn't know the history of the phrase used by the nazis stirring the holocaust. in germany this summer recess for politicians may be over but major challenges remain for chancellor angela merkel her government's approval ratings dwindle before the summer as migration policy threaten to tear her coalition apart now chancellor merkel is back at work she started by holding a q. and a session with members of the public. was there to see what kind of reception she was given. and remember bill is back for political business starting off with a town hall meeting on europe in the eastern city of vienna she was too good to prove that she knows what germans think when they talk of brussels but many but it means to move on and how much time to spend twenty bananas sizes small ones come
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from different countries and the big ones all love the politics. walking's about the cucumber and the parts are all parts within the first fifteen minutes of one and a half hour debate the topic that's so dominates merkel's chancery was back then campaign money to turkey to keep migrants away one woman from this carefully selected audience asked that is that the perspective we want to have on your. well i think we need those who come to us to come legally and illegally invaded another man why the government spends more money helping migrants in germany than helping people in syria or other regions there's a lesson from twenty fifteen to prevent this from repeating itself has to be that we don't just take care of migrants here but that we significantly raise germany's development aid to start a young medical student wants to know what the chancellor plans to do to win you
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back those voters who backed the far right alternative for germany in the last election. and yet in their you one tilted german chancellor with full support were you born now in future she said well that is democracy when you don't get all the support yes but you lost a lot of backing i know and fought as my answer is to solve problems instead of talking about them. about god but even merkel fans aren't quite satisfied with the longest serving political leader has been mcmahon for shook my head madam chancellor i am fully with you. and how you solve problems with your calm pragmatism. with my heart you must excuse me i'm with a vision and passion and. no she doesn't have the charm of the french president merkel takes it well and heads back to tackle her long list of
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challenges in berlin german chancellor angela merkel just managed to ride out the latest political storm over her migration policy this town hall consultation is a stark reminder that there are dark clouds hanging over what everybody spec's to be her last term in office in december parties expected to realize as party leader usually no contest but these are unusual times. reiterated her support for a united european approach to migration at that too and a session as a complicated reality of managing migration continues to play out in the mediterranean the rescue ship aquarius has now been given permission by malta to enter port after five european union countries agreed to accept the migrants on board the deal and the latest standoff between e.u. members that kept the n.g.o.s ship and one hundred forty one people stranded at sea for days without safe harbor. after days at sea the
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exhausted travelers will be docking in malta. rescued off the coast of libya the one hundred forty one migrants on board the aquarius were in turn rejected by several coastal countries including italy. italy cannot continue to be the refugee camp of europe so obviously italy's determination and courage to say no has opened europe's most of those but that it will. now five european union countries spain france germany portugal and luxembourg have agreed to accept the asylum seekers spain hailed the deal as a success. have a voice that the european response a coordinated response with some a direct safe and responsible and also coherent for the spanish government or i don't think that anybody has yet the last few days have left the search and rescue charities exhausted and frustrated by the prolonged deliberations we really believe
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that there is a need and urgent that there is a human you know during the tragedy which is still ongoing to see you know we need and can isn't too sure civil risk to people at sea and then disinvited in cinci in the fall to see according to the preacher yobbo from our time you know. on the aquarius high spirits passenger augustine on your celebrates his birthday and his arrival. always want to be on the was how he could have possibly hindsight you always want to say you know i'm going to go there and i'm going to be one it's not just what is it about every guest the rate of asylum seekers arriving in europe via the mediterranean is much lower than at its peak in two thousand and fifteen but the political tug of war over who should accept them looks set to continue. to india now where prime minister narendra modi has addressed the nation on the
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anniversary of his country's independence from britain seventy one years ago they announced the world's largest state funded health care program to begin its a temper he also said india would launch its first manned space mission by twenty twenty two this was likely to be modi's last key address before a general election in the first half of next year. and let's bring in. our he's following the story from delhi hi ashish what stood out for you in the run from modi speech this year well sumi what really stood out was that this was in many ways kind of like a campaign speech listing achievements making promises and and that's not to be unexpected given as you said you know we've got a general election coming up within the next year this is the last speech of this kind that modi will be making during this term at least and so it was very much like a campaign speech focusing on domestic issues much more than the foreign policy and in terms of those promises that he made one of the ones that stood out was this
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health care policy that is set to roll out next month. it is aim to reach one hundred million of india's poorest families and five hundred million people that's the aim now obviously you will have to see how that rolls out and there has been a lot of sort of criticism and doubts raised about whether many of many of the states in india are actually equipped to to see this through and whether there are enough doctors enough beds to actually see through this kind of health care provision i should you mentioned promises in modi as someone who swept into office on big ideas big promises how much has he been able to deliver. well i think as with all things political it depends on who you ask but as far as mood is concerned today he was listing what he what he believes to be some of his key achievements tax reform goods and services tax that was introduced last year and he talked about
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bringing electricity to many villages across the country and and building toilets as part of his initiative to sort of clean up the country but you know all of those policies have criticisms and depending on who you talk to people will say that you know even if you look at some of the numbers there that perhaps the actual long lasting impacts aren't necessarily there so it really depends on who you talk to and and what was interesting also was maybe some of the things that he didn't mention he didn't mention one of his big reforms which was the demonetize asian policy almost two years ago now when he. eradicated twenty six percent of india's currency it caused a lot of chaos it was a it was an attempt by him to fight back against corruption and black money but perhaps the fact that he didn't mention it was in a was an admission in some ways that perhaps it wasn't a great success that that's what some of its critics have been saying to the. whole
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to reporting for us from delhi ashish thank you. to be highly anticipated european super cop now the winner of last season's champions league tournament takes on the winner of the europa league and it's a new era for real madrid christiana rinaldo was no longer part of the team europa league winners i. did manage to hold on to their star on twenty. that get equal madrid is expected to field a familiar lineup like ill be one of coach diego simeone aces famously hot to beat formations that let it go have a one hundred percent win record in this competition winning it twice and beyond is expecting the return of these man will at firepower to attack the world cup when a missed the team's first week outing of the season over the weekend they head to head record between it let it cool and realises heavily in reality favor but the
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super cop is on neutral ground in a stone. you know if your most important thing in any final isn't about being in better shape physically or how we did in preseason the most important thing is the emotion in. this game can be decided on an emotional level. but now the post or not to iraq begins in earnest this is the first chance to assess this revamped reality and you cotulla know potato has underlined the importance of getting his tenure off to a good start. but every game is different and every final is different as well and i think they've improved a lot and we have lost finals and i think this is again everyone will want to watch . but if you look at i think. no matter the outcome can't get up hoping this site picks up the first trophy of the
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season. business with turkey's currency crisis is stabilizing but the president is really hitting out at the u.s. that's why he's doing it the same way the u.s. did it at the beginning they raise tariffs for all kinds of u.s. imports now including consumer goods like tobacco cars and alcoholic beverages it's a tit for tat retaliation for u.s. impose tariffs on turkish steel and aluminum the announcement comes after the turkish president of egypt type of the one called it citizens to boycott u.s. products like i felt it's now in the hands of the turkish consumers to decide if they really want to pay higher prices or give up their last breaths. istanbul's electronics stores are still stocking apple's i phones they're popular in turkey the second most sold smartphones in the country but president. is calling on his people to boycott american brands and switch to others instead.
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all over the world. on the streets many seem to think that a boycott of u.s. brands is easier said than done it with the government would have to stop apple products from entering the country and banned their sale how's that supposed to work you can't just make the i phone disappear from turkey. and get it delivered to the reason android phone at home which will use i support that way cos if. i have to use the product that fits my needs i'm not having anyone tell me what to do. and with an economic crisis gripping the country many turks aren't exactly in a position to buy a new phone many turks appear willing to take part in the boy called president out on this calling for really to throw up their merican phones with the south korean model and this one but the problem is if you're on
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a minimum wage it would take you four months to paid off that might be a price too high for even the president's most loyal supporters. the steelers using the opportunity to promote turkish made phones chairs and turkish phone make a vestal electronic has surged after everyone's call to boycott the u.s. brands as someone we stand behind our country that's why we're recommending this phone. over the past few days anti-american protests have taken place across turkey some demonstrators followed the president's call and changed their dollars into near zero. i'm not looking to see if. the u.s. president doesn't appear to know who he's dealing with he's facing a feeling the whole world knows his name.
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but despite that patriotic sentiment it might be a while before the ready to part with arrived. it was a year ago that germany's second largest airline at the time air berlin had to file for bankruptcy with a bridging loan of one hundred fifty million euros in taxpayers' cash the german government kept the ailing airline afloat for an extra two months critics of the move soon claimed the money was just a subsidy to germany's number one airline lufthansa as a bought out. now air berlin administrators say the loan will be repaid but customers were left with fewer options and more. air berlin but once germany second biggest airline a year ago it became history sparking a fierce competition to carve up the spoils including air berlin subsidiary. ryanair c.e.o. michael o'leary was among those who accuse the german government of favoring look
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for a takeover all we see is a succession of german politicians falling over themselves. to award the air burning to the fans or calling the fans a german champion and therefore because it's a german champion it should. be allowed to take over ninety five percent of the domestic market making not just a german champion but a german monster who will increase the cost of air travel for millions of germans in the end times i did indeed acquire most of the air berlin assets to get there with britain's easy jet it bought up and billions landing rights and airplanes. yeah brilliant stuff we're forced to look for new jobs many of them have found work but are now on stripped down contracts. all right for more on the subject i'm now joined by chris of course by aviation expert at the g.w. business desk it's good to see you again to all let's start by looking at this air berlin case you know the routes have been distributed among many carriers it seems
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like the case is closed but still we have a hot mess in the european air traffic that's right people may be able to fly across europe for as little as twenty euros but they are paying a heavy price currently because along with strikes by ryanair pilots for example or our traffic controllers the summer the bankruptcy of air berlin. is having a big impact on the european market we see the number of delays and cancellations in twenty teams increasing by as much as sixty six percent compared to last year and as i said the bankruptcy this is some of the aftermath of the evelyn bankruptcy filling the gaps that air berlin left in the flight schedules it was harder to fill them for for other and i'm stan anticipated so that the slots were there the planes were there but integrating signing into integrating staff. into operations is much more difficult than this and that left a lot of angry customers of course we know that in europe passengers have
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a lot of protection by law is there any positive outcome perhaps more pressure for airlines to perform better well it is good to know that in the current environment of delays and cancellations that there's all these these these rules and regulations that if life is then made by more than three hours passengers are entitled to compensation dreiser's that that figure of two hundred fifty euros increases if the flight is being canceled that is if the disruption is not caused by anything that's beyond the control of the airline strike for example despite this european law of customer protection not airlines not all airlines are happy. to cough up that money so a whole industry has has developed around the subject so there are companies that will pay off customers. a certain agron certain amount of money and then they will go into the legal middy gritty of actually getting that money back from iraq to marilyn's least that's something oh let's take a look at the bigger picture here because seeing that it reminds us of the time
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where we saw all these delays and cancellations and mergers and acquisitions in the u.s. as well can we say that it's a similar process here we're see it is a similar process the european aviation market is in training mode there will be fewer fewer companies around receive companies like alitalia ailing for years that are up for sale the government is yet to find a buyer there is no region airlines that are for sale a very popular low cost carrier in the north of europe and in that process we're also seeing that the business models of the carriers are not strictly separated anymore we see traditional airlines that have come up with their low cost model to get cash out of that market and receive low cost carriers that are now actually introducing more pricey features new more leg room a little bit more come for more you know for business travelers who are willing to pay that extra money for this little bit of luxury features everything is changing
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also in the aviation market just of gold i thank you very much for the analysis. before we go quick reminder of the top stories we're following for you at least thirty five people are now known to have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed in the italian city of general rescuers have been working around the clock to find survivors and bodies in the rubble the country's president has called the collapse a catastrophe for the country and. the indian prime minister not in the remote he says his nation will launch its first manned space mission by twenty twenty two he also announced the launch of the world's largest state funded health care program addressed his nation on the anniversary of incentives pendens from britain seventy one years ago. you're watching news from berlin more coming at the top of the hour we'll see you then or whenever you want. to.
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