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i am. sure this is the news coming to you live from berlin separated by war reunited after decades apart these two among dozens of north and south korean gratitudes who never thought this day would come to look at why these reunions are happening now and what they mean for the people of a divided pedants it also coming up at least a dozen are dead after a powerful earthquakes once again in tunisia the tremors unleashed fresh panic in the region hits just two weeks ago by deadly quake. and the prospering came to
a violent end fifty years ago today crushed by invasion the wu looks of uncomfortable questions the current prime minister's facing about his policies pro and the path of economic milestone for greece as it emerges from its fine and build out program athens would not be able to tap into money on the financial markets for the first time an e.t.s. it follows years of good to austerity that led to widespread anger as the country tried to contact its debt really good life to atoms. are and. how to welcome. dozens of south koreans in north korea in north korea for a long awaited reunion with family members to bring together relatives who were divided off the korean war maybe seven decades ago the reunion. approved by the two
koreas leaders at a historic summit in april and part of a recent thaw in relations. they can finally embrace each other after decades apart. many of them are parents and children brothers and sisters who sometimes struggle to recognise each other after such a long separation. on. sister sister my sister you've gone through so much. and it's a bittersweet moment despite being able to meet these family members who only have eleven hours to spend together. and for these eighty nine elderly south koreans this may be the very last time they can travel to north korea to see their relatives time is taking its toll many have become too old with both koreas technically still at war chances of seeing each other are also rare reunions like
this have only taken place twenty times since two thousand apart from the state sanctioned get togethers there is no way to contact each other phone calls and letters are prohibited by pure yeah and. that's what makes this meeting so precious even if it's short at least for now they can put aside the sorrow of being apart and live in the moment. joining me now is journalist jen quanah she's in the south korean capital seoul general saw some very emotional scenes of elderly north and south koreans meeting give us a sense of what happens of these reunions how they planned what happens that. for the past decade there was only four time that people were allowed to meet it was always ping pong when there are tensions between north and south korea with their government more favorable with the north korean eugene people were finally allowed to meet their family members after sixty years in the next two to three days the
family will be allowed to meet but it will be only allowed left hours in a controlled an environment to talk with each other however if you think they were apart for sixty years in a total different environment and you could see how much of a different person they became. so for years and years of hostile division some of they were now got together how significant how important are these reunions for the families of the two koreas. there are still five thousand fifty seven thousand people waiting to meet their family members and in order to make this happen we need to under the times more of these family reunions however this never comes and really easily. what the families. might be their only chance to meet with their family members and all control the presence that they bring the things that they can talk it's all controlled by the government it's specially because of the north korean side. and jim we also saw the leaders of north and south korea
hug each other at a historic summit earlier this year so there's also a large a diplomatic soul that is happening what's the progress there. well kim started talks and finally in a positive sense before with our form of government it was more. toward north korea so it seems like there's less tensions however we have to see how it develops whether something tangible something that brings more positive air we have the north korea south koreans are together we have now seen family reunion. and would see kim jong un for the third time next september the date has not been set yet hopefully there will be more progress right small positive steps we don't know where that lead but thank you very much jane kwan journalists from the south korean capital so. that now bring you up to defeat some of the stories making news around
the want in afghanistan security forces say they've rescued one hundred forty nine people kidnapped by the taliban in the northern province of can do but twenty others are still being held hostage to the militants ambushed three buses early on monday the kidnapping comes a day after the government announced a cease fire with the taliban. mortar levels in the southern indian state of quetta recede enough to need two weeks of catastrophic flooding at least three hundred fifty people have died after heavy rains caused the worst flooding in a century more than three quarters of a million people and relief camps officials are now wanted about the outbreak of disease. a turkish court has lifted a travel ban on the german journalist a miss ali told you she was arrested and held last year after being accused of being a member of a terrorist group told who had already been released from custody but wasn't allowed to leave the country until now. millions of muslims have begun the annual
hodge pilgrimage to mecca in saudi arabia over the next few days big rooms will perform a number of rituals including climbing mount a fight and the symbolic stilling of the devil the hunch is one of the world's biggest gatherings at least a dozen people have been killed on the indonesian islands of lombok and after a fresh series of earthquakes hit the region several powerful tremors including one which was six for nine triggered landslides damaged buildings and spread panic and this comes just two weeks after the worst earthquake in the island's recent history killed four hundred sixty people. which is a scene that is becoming familiar to residents and holiday makers on the island of lombok the aftermath of yet another powerful eric quick this measuring market shoot six point three the first in a series to strike the island over
a matter of hours damaging buildings and causing panic. i mean good god i was on the third floor it was very strong and we could feel the building shaking all of the lights went out from. the initial areas quake's epicenter was in longbox northeast further travers' came next then a stronger and much shallower quake this time measuring six point nine hit off the islands northeast coast here a landslide triggered on the mountain where hikers had been trapped in july quake a week later on august fifth the worst quake in the island's history killed more than four hundred sixty people. popular with tourists who tales and businesses well drilled in the task of getting people out quickly. everyone ran out of the hotel but no one pushed their way through they evacuated calmly.
fearing further tremors these hotel guests are preparing for a sleepless night outside hospitals to moving patients to relative safety the so-called prague spring in czechoslovakia and nine hundred sixty eight was the movement which aimed to put a human face on communism the new leader of the czech on the spot at the time introduced a number of unprecedented reforms in an attempt to liberalize some of the country's restrictive laws much to the anger of the leadership of the soviet union fifty years ago today the u.s.s.r. and its warsaw pact allies invaded czechoslovakia and crushed the short lived movement few can forget the dramatic pictures of tanks on the streets of prague crushing a largely nonviolent resistance in getting students right as an intellectuals one hundred fifty people were kids. chorus line from coastline reports how events of the time still cost the long shadow on the politics of today. better
hour is looking for traces of the past near the radio station building in prague fifty years ago dramatic scenes unfolded on this street. mall when i was standing in front of this tree. the shells were exploding shrapnel was flying everywhere. explosions and shrapnel everywhere barricades were crushed by soviet tanks soldiers shot demonstrators there our took photographs on that long day along with many other progress that ends in the early hours of august twenty first one nine hundred sixty eight warsaw pact troops ended the prague spring dream of an open and humane communist system at the start of the year the communist party had begun allowing greater freedom of expression journalists working for czech radio were no longer censored. or so they did not
want the radio building to be occupied. so people set up barricades they also set a tank on fire. the. images from that day are stored in the check archive of state security services the documents are studied and cataloged by historians like on the show a much a violent end to the prague spring is still felt today. and the sixty nine hundred sixty eight is always closely associated with this feeling of emotional shock that is tied to the occupation. to the twenty first of august in the days that followed it. a lot is where people resisted nonviolently to where people really came together as one in our society. it was a very very powerful time. but the events of the prague spring only fortified moscow's
hardliners in the politburo czechoslovakia secret police were immediately expanded that past is now catching up historians believe current prime minister under a bobbish was himself an informer for the secret police. and. bush was in the highest category meaning agent bobbish denied the allegations a few weeks ago on a t.v. channel he himself owns. when the media claims that i lost this state security affair and courses then that is a lie. why many historians are convinced that czech prime minister used to serve as an informant of the state security agency communist czechoslovakia at least some office voters see it a little bit differently after a populist election campaign bobbish his party became the strongest in the country
but opinion about the millionaire is divided like it's not strange that he was an agent it would bother us but they haven't proved it. and i think just about everyone is bothered by it but most people don't let it show so. these are things that are contrary to human principles it's downright unprincipled that it's. that i don't know but it bothers me terribly i can't understand why so many people take cash. as people remember the events of the prague springs violent and fifty years ago it seems the debate about the country's communist past has also returned to the czech republic. starting with tennis formal was number one novak djokovic became the first player to win all the night. but victory over roger federer in cincinnati that he wanted.
six four six four when madden champion joke of which had lost the cincinnati fog into the service on three previous occasions. well beyond a modest force and his toenails ot has won the rally ob germany the thirty year old had already started strongly in his toyota on thursday taking the lead in the first stage and he managed to maintain that advantage staying ahead of his drive in the four dave race to see a second consecutive victory in germany its first time next heard of the season after the valleys of argentina and in the end. you're watching the news coming up ahead greece and its years of economic life support as it leaves international bailouts behind but what was once the price worth it say for the thing in the europe much too high. and of the good always good of news on the
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