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a cultural icon. how safe are italy's bridges with anger mounting over the deadly general bridge collapse italians tell you they're worried about the condition of other structures across the country. plus newspapers across the u.s. take a stand against the president's attacks on the the media. and in care a lot slugging continues in the death toll has jumped up to one hundred sixty look at the latest from our correspondent. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us fans have been paying tributes to so legend aretha franklin who died on thursday at the age of seventy six from penn create a cancer her distinctive voice captured the heartbreak and determination of millions around the world she also broke the barriers with power and fans demanding
racial and gender equality here's a look at how fans are remembering the queen of soul. they have. been a very busy aretha's so many of her fans remember setting things right when she's been done wrong. such. as from the sidewalk outside her father's church in detroit. next to the apollo theater in new york to the hollywood walk of fame in los angeles an outpouring of love for a music icon. she was our queen amid the exotic that is there was no little outbreak all years p.c.t. . her music awards her advocacy have always been at the front of her songs give you that power like that confidence to step out in the world.
she was the first ever woman inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame credit where credit was due flowed in on social media from politicians and her musical peers. british singer elton john tweeting this she sang and played magnificently and we all wept we were witnessing the greatest soul artist of all time. this from fellow american singer diana ross and sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit of the wreath of franklin. former president barack obama also paying tribute and her voice we could feel our history all of it and in every shape our power and our pain our darkness and our light our quest for redemption and on. hard
won respect. regis father said she would sing for kings. and she also sang for president. reed. on the. on current u.s. president trump also paid his respects to the queen of soul she was given a great gift from god her voice and she used it well people loved aretha special woman. a diva divine with a voice for the ages. and
we have more on aretha franklin's life and legacy on our website dot com. now officials in india say the death toll from massive flooding in the state of cater law has jumped to more than one hundred sixty kittle a is located on the southern tip of india it's a tourist hot spot known for its beaches the state is hit by monsoons every year but this year's weather has been called the worst in a century hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless by the floods and scores of troops and rescue workers are scrambling to evacuate people and bring them to shelters. sonia found the cars following the story for us from delhi she joins us on the line hi sonia tell us the latest that you're been hearing. i so be well it's a really dire situation in the last twenty four hours state has really seen torrential rains large box seats are underwater we're seeing some heartbreaking
footage on social media but also on television it approaches a people elect even go to some of their own plumbers holy cross the authorities go help the current thousands of people remain stranded across the street over joining us on the streets completely cut off from the mainland with the roots washed away or damaged in landslides public consultation had collapsed many areas get learn especially in get less commercial capital kochi there the international airport has also been shot because of the blood runway and many hospitals even in the city can too teen operations because this struggling to cope with the surge of patients from from hospital to been water logged and as he says a massive relief operation underway being canadian army had had enough to make the two weeks or season both to help people in canada as we said tony it's a dire situation but monsoons are an annual event in india across south asia what
has made this one so exceptional and so deadly. you're right so many cattle especially is really no stranger to heavy rain you know it's located on the southwest and it's just a nice the little that's usually the first of the box the mainland to receive rain from southwest monsoon and cannot really receive high levels of rain throughout the entire month even on december but despite this we had been on point with a little bit because being called the worst immediate danger really and i think would make the situation especially worse but this is actually the good time that one group sees in the bitch case of flooded and the flood waters the been taking time had really not quite good they didn't bump on the stage when the plague because on the clock we're seeing this kind of exemption of flooding now in care levels because of that already have you sonia fall a car on the line for us sonia thank you very much. italy's transportation ministry has opened an investigation into the collapse of
a highway bridge in genoa that killed at least thirty eight people the ministry is also calling on the private toll road operator to quickly build a new bridge at its own expense as rescuers work to find people who may still be trapped beneath the rubble there was growing anger over the accident debby's charlotte shell some pills spoke with italians worried about the condition of the country's other branches. this is a scene replicated across this region. nestled in mountains in the shadow of towering concrete structures living in one such home as retired construction worker gianni has been here for thirty years for him the branch had long just been part of the scenery but now he's looking at it very differently. i am a little more worried but first i thought they would have closed temporarily after the marandi bridge collapsed and that they would have checked it properly this hasn't happened and i believe this was careless.
the mayor and the bridge is just a short drive from here its collapse is made reassess just how safe this is your insistence. because i've been thinking for years that something could suddenly happen to this bridge because i believe that the pillars probably only have about sixty percent of them but i mean. compared to. it's not just residents living underneath structures like this who are now concerned it's also the drivers who paul say that bridges like this every day everybody images of the bridge. that when you're driving across. bridges like this one and then not just across general throughout the whole of it. there are many people. that can happen to me like the ill fated brain chair many
units were built in the fifty's and sixty's they would have designed to withstand the amount of traffic passing over them today and as one expert tells me many were only ever expected to have a fifty year lifespan. or. we tend to forget that there is something that becomes. and the situation should be controlled at the much but there we have to allocate the money from the beginning to be sure that we have the possibility of controlling volution of us that are in other countries viscosity is very very strong you need. is growing but probably is not enough strong the company operating the marandi bridge insists its maintenance checks were up to date back on the outskirts agenda much giani says regular maintenance work is also being done here but for him that's now another reason to worry. but. there's so much maintenance means it's
really necessary after so many years fifty sixty seventy years maybe we have to consider building a new bridge. experts say the safety of infrastructure across the country must be reviewed in many cases they maintenance work will only delay the inevitable the emergence of more bridges not fit for purpose. not to some other stories making headlines around the world barcelona spain is remembering those killed one year ago today when a man drove a van down a pedestrian mall killing sixteen people and injuring more than one hundred fifty the attack was later claimed by the so-called islamic state with barcelona embroiled in a divisive independence movement victims' families have asked leaders to put aside politics for the day. the vatican has expressed shame and sorrow over a recent report on church abuse cases in the u.s. and says pope francis is on the victim side the report by a u.s.
grand jury was released on tuesday and it accuses three hundred priests in pennsylvania of sexually abusing children over a period of decades. u.s. defense officials say a military parade ordered by president donald trump is being postponed until at least two thousand and nineteen the parade was originally planned for veterans day weekend this november the announcement came just hours after. were released estimating that the event will cost more than one million dollars. staying in the u.s. and some three hundred fifty news outlets across the country have run editorials in defense of press freedom the boston globe newspaper launch the initiative it's a rebuke of president trump's attacks on the media and his suggestion that some journalists are in his words anime's of the people in general have you with the press and the president and the u.s. it's a tense relationship. trump has many nicknames for media outlets he doesn't like the one of his labels for the press raised alarm bells. to call the fake news the
enemy of the people and they are they are the enemy of. his claim that america's leading journalists are a danger to society through widespread and international criticism or they should think it would be a good thing if you were to say right here at this briefing that the french are not the enemy of the people but the trumpet ministration only double down i've addressed this question i've addressed my personal feelings i'm here to speak on behalf of the president he's made his comments clear now the press has fired back more than three hundred newspapers around the country have published editorials to counter the president's attacks the boston globe which coordinated the publications wrote to label the press the enemy of the people is as un-american as it is dangerous to the civic compact we have shared for more than two centuries. but the conservative wall street journal refused to participate writing that the first amendment does not say that the government cannot criticize the press mr trump
enjoys free speech just as his media adversaries do. trump has responded to the nationwide wave of editorials saying the press is free to write and say anything it wants. but he has shown no interest in making amends. starting this month germany has resumed its family. the reunification program for some of the tens of thousands of asylum seekers living here that's after the government suspended reunifications in two thousand and sixteen bowing to pressure from conservatives under the new rules the number of media family members allowed into the country is kept at a thousand per month and preference is given to asylum seekers facing extreme hardship and that with one young woman who hopes her difficult situation will allow her to be reunited with her father. i.e. she is seriously ill if worse comes to worse she'll need a heart transplant she went to university in syria for five years before becoming
so weak she could barely leave her house in twenty fifteen her father went into debt so he could pay illegal human traffickers to take his wife their youngest son and i out of aleppo along the way his daughter lost her wheelchair. i had to be carried on people's backs because my wheelchair was gone i was on the verge of dying because the rudeness very tiring i couldn't work anymore my body refused to cooperate me. her oxygen equipment pumps day and night so loudly that her mother can barely sleep. for more than two years they lived in a seventeen square meter apartment in berlin this is where they've slept cooked and eaten. she has had to wait for months to get a wheelchair and a mobile oxygen system she hasn't even made it to the waiting list for a heart donor. in the end i am disappointed i
hoped that when i got to germany i would get the help needed to get better quickly learn german and be able to resume my studies but unfortunately my health situation only got worse year i started having problems with my kidneys and with my liver my health just got worse and the dollar thought. her mother would like to go to german language classes more often and meet new friends because family reunions have been suspended the past two years i isas father has not been allowed to come to germany now each his mother has applied on his behalf for a hardship exception if it's granted she would no longer have to care for her daughter alone. been married for twenty eight years that's a long time and we have a very good marriage he's a good husband a good father. three years of living apart have cost me a lot of strength. talks to her father on the phone every day
that cheers her up it's her daily highlight. how the woman. he's the person i trust most i don't have any friends here because i don't go to school her father tries to encourage her telling her that one day she'll be healthy again and they're all celebrate i.e. issues wedding together just like other families. spanish football is coming to north america league as organizing body says it plans to hold regular season games in the united states and canada lolita signed a sixteen year deal with a multinational media group to promote football by bringing teams like real madrid and barcelona i didn't trust him plenty there's no word on when the first match will happen but there is word from the spanish football players association which is highly critical of the plan. just as they did at the winter
olympics north and south korea are combining sports teams at the asian games to help bridge their political divide a combined women's basketball team is shaping up as one of the favorites for a medal. a single flag for a divided nation this young korean fun is watching history in the making neither north nor south only korea that's who's playing and that's who these supporters are here to back. in south koreans and three north koreans make up this boss people's court to asian games which start on saturday will see united korean teams in three further events as well. although we've had our differences in the past i think it's about time that we provide those differences and try to pursue peace together so i think it's a very meaningful thing that both sides are able to get together and that we are
able to represent the korean peninsula as one instead of two separate flags so i think this is something to rejoice so to certainly is the team's success here in jakarta they thrashed their hosts. but for those involved the united front is less about the score than it is about the message. was an honor to become the first unified korea team coach in history and i'm glad we won the first match so i think i'll play is all think the same thing. very few north koreans have the chance to support the united team is here in indonesia inside and outside the country their travel rights are tightly restricted by kim jong regime the south koreans who are here have a privilege and a dream to be one. on the basketball court at least one korea is already a reality. how do you see with business now and how some news on greece's economic
crisis which is apparently finally coming to an answer is a happy one the head of the european stability mechanism said greece will be monitored more closely than other countries that have emerged from rescue programs in an interview with the german weekly. asserted the eurozone crisis is over as greece prepares for the official end of its bailout program on monday but people in greece have seen little benefit in fact many are much worse off than ever before one in five are still unemployed and a slight economic growth is little comfort for those who saw their pensions shrink to a minimum. fens in august while there's been much talk of an economic recovery there's not much of it to be seen on the streets then you make this crisis is far from over there are a lot of cuts and a lot of difficult years ahead for us to kick up us and then the situation hasn't improved and it won't change any time soon. i'll call mine if it's hard we're
struggling to live on his family business has been here for forty years giving up is not an option for andy and that is june here he changed his business successfully joined the crisis from selling luxury do place to cut to size form robert like many business people he feels burdened by taxes and demands a long term strategy from the government he's committed to continue we have to reduce our taxes and we have to. do. for the economy over taxation as one of the obstacles that hampers investment both domestic and foreign there is little hope to mess them up a german society for trade and investment we forms are still missing or not implemented. and i think you hear. the problems remain the same sprawling bureaucracy it's a lengthy procedures unclear interpretation of the laws it is what it is an
investor however need security security to plan when it comes for example to tax issues or financial issues and that is still not guaranteed in greece. it won't does is english in money given that it takes courageous underpin yours with a bit of disappearance like a ton as eels sit around us the german greek to go over the brewery from the burberry and live in point seven years ago and has been brewing his own greek beer ever since he is proud that he manages to stand up against foreign brands on the market. would love i listen to me while greek beers are becoming popular and make up the majority of the products that are now being sold. creative marketing new product lines from premium pills to like some of the success of the brewery rests on different pillars research and quality control all part of it and an export department still obstacles that has capital controls but there is hope that the
market will become more flexible. we believe that the opening of the market which was a closed market before there was monopolized is now a chance for greece to introduce our own products which bar owners can then add to their shelves. d.n. tristen domestic product is growing while investors from abroad are still hesitating the greeks are starting to take matters into their own hands. time now for a check on the markets and our financial correspondent is just outside the frankfurt stock exchange really good morning to you if you're there still waiting for that single to arrive there you are good morning it looks like a sunny day really good for you. know investors have had a lot to digest this week we've seen many numbers and figures including china and u.s. resuming trade talks the news brought us markets up how is it going down in europe
. well you know it's disappointing when you look at the markets the dax here in germany and the building right beside which i'm standing is basically flat and so is the euro stocks for the trend in the euro zone countries but that doesn't reflect what this news means on the u.s. china trade talks that's principally good news it's exactly what people want to hear worries about trade to have dampen the enthusiasm of damp and also investment to decisions in digital corporations are affecting economic scenarios so this is very important and i think people also appreciate that experts a little bit down below the oval office sitting down people who know their stuff how are you looking at the headlines today folks like is announcing some big plans what can we expect. volkswagen has to become much more productive and pos profitable the brand not the group as
a whole volkswagen is doing quite well but others like porsche and i would be in the financial services are bringing in the bacon if you will but now the v.w. brand is essentially the bread and butter business more bread and butter is supposed to become more profitable and how about peace the new c.e.o. in office for a few months wants to concentrate golf production the main vehicle of the whole group now in the world spirit that's the one of the biggest production sites in the world the gulf is still being produced elsewhere and this is only one measure among many that have a piece was announced in order to bring v.w. ahead also here a lukewarm reception in the market i think more to do with the overall climate and the importance of this message from what will spark response in frankfurt thank you very much for the analysis. and just about that atmosphere that what he was talking about the u.s. has threatened and you round of economic sanctions against turkey escalating
a diplomatic and economic dispute that has seen the lira plunge this after to stay there turkey's finance minister but i might add has assured international investors that the country's banks are heavily healthy and strong where the nearest volatility is pushing investors to put their money in other currencies some are backing the president's call to do just the opposite number of dollars back to us. as the lira struggles at all time lows many turks are rallying behind president everyone's calls to exchange u.s. dollars for local currency one is stand the restaurant to sit upon his own novel scheme to rescue the lira. much the aim is to support the state and support the government therefore we launched a campaign to offer one portion of free fish and bread to anyone who converts one hundred dollars or more to. the restauranteur came up with the idea in partnership with a nearby foreign exchange office and the idea seems to be getting popular support
from istanbul's phish fans. of course i support these campaigns to protect their currency i believe that everybody needs to be sensitive to this matter as foreign currency rights have risen these days but today we didn't have any dollars left to convert. i think it sounds fishy some might say it's simply good publicity for this popular restaurant. the turkish lira hit a record low this week now forty percent down this year add to one's influence of a monetary policy and a bitter dispute with the united states have spooked investors sparking turkey's worst currency crisis in two decades. you're watching v.w. news from berlin more coming at the top of the hour remember you can stay up to date on our web site that's the doubly dr for joining us.
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