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this is deja vu news live from berlin two of syria's power brokers look to settle that country's fate russian president vladimir putin posed as turkish counterpart for talks on the conflict that in moscow they're set to discuss who should hold sway in syria's contested north also coming up. welcome being the pope to panama tens of thousands of pilgrims add to that country to greet the pontiff and celebrate world youth day. and taking out the trash in space we look at
why there's so much junk for getting our planet and what on earth to do about it. and could it be the end of a young man's life and footballing dream a plane carrying him only almost solid has disappeared over english channel saul was on his way to join english premier league team car to his last harrowing messages to friends and family show the plane was going down. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for being with us today two of the major players in the syrian conflict are set to meet for talks that could have wide ranging implications for that country russian president vladimir putin is hosting is turkish counterpart russia area one in moscow now topping their agenda is the future of syria's kurdish controlled areas. kurdish militia control much of
northern syria that after pushing out so-called islamic state i ask has now lost almost all of its terror territory in side syria and that's led president trump of course to withdraw all the two thousand american troops supporting the kurds president erda one regards the kurdish militias though as terrorists then sees their presence of long turkey's border as a threat a national threat and a phone call with president trump has proposed a turkish controlled save zone along that country's border now turkey is also seeking control of the city the kurds cash military assault and have turned to russia for diplomatic help the kurds have of course long dreamed of one day establishing an autonomous region in northern syria but strategically the position of courage of the kurdish forces has become ever more precarious in the wake of washington's imminent withdrawal. this was the scene in northeast
syria two days ago when a convoy of u.s. and kurdish led troops was bombed in an attack claimed by islamic state. and exactly one week ago in kurdish held man bitch near the turkish border. with another apparent i.a.s. attack that killed four americans. despite the ongoing fighting washington remains committed to withdrawing its troops meaning syria's kurds are about to lose a powerful ally then there's the issue of a safe zone along the border with turkey a u.s. proposal. but who should create it and who should police it for russia which backs syria's government forces the answer is clear. we are convinced that the best and only solution is the transfer of these
territories to the control of the syrian government the syrian security forces and a minister that functions. but turkey equally wants control of this buffer zone to protect against what it sees as the kurdish threat. good liberal good proposal for a safe comes with the goal of keeping terrorists and terror organizations away from our borders. ancora and says syrian kurdish fighters are linked to the kurdish rebel group the p k k widely branded a terrorist organization it doesn't want syrian kurdish militia gaining power on its borders fearing that might encourage the kurdish insurgency inside turkey. this time last year turkey launched its military operation on the former kurdish enclave of a freen in northern syria kurds marked the anniversary with protests they have
reason to fear that turkey will strike again that's why kurdish fighters are now reaching out to syrian government troops for protection. so what's in store for. our correspondent. in a. safe zone. what does he have in mind what would it look like. well first of all president add on his trying to secure his interests in syria before the u.s. pull out their troops trying to make sure he has a say as well in any post-war order last year he managed to establish turkey as one of the key players in the syria conflict alongside russia iran and the u.s. and this year he wants to console a date or even maybe extend his influence his main goal and you pointed that out in in your report is to push back the cutter's show y p g militia these kurdish
fighters are allied with the u.s. they've helped washington fight islamic state terrorists but for president add on these fighters to all terrorists so he wants them and i quote him here cleared off the map and this is why he wants to discuss plans for this safe zone today with president putin as zone that should extend about thirty. kilometers deep into syrian territory along the turkish border controlled by turkey free of y p g fighters he is discussing these plans with washington and now he wants to see what putin has to say about this ok those are very ambitious goals what about vladimir putin how is the proposed security zone. recommending in russia's interest. well that's a difficult to say right now as we know president putin is the most important ally of syria's president bashar al assad and he once as such to regain control over the
entire country sooner or later so i don't think that it's interesting to have a strong turkish military presence in north and syria or a strong kurdish army over there but on the other hand out on imputing have a much closer politically and economically in recent months so it's not out of the question they'll come up with some kind of agreement or deal ok now the background . is that turkish forces remain massed on syria's northern border what's the likelihood that they'll be moving deploying against the kurds inside syria. well turkish officials keep emphasizing that they're ready to launch a new military offensive there in recent weeks the turkish military has reinforced troops and equipment some say this is also present out on trying to appeal to nationalist voters ahead of the local elections coming up here in turkey in march
but in the end i think it strongly depends on what the u.s. is doing next let's remember when president trump announced the withdrawal in december quite surprisingly he said it would be swift now a few weeks later you know we know that this pullout will probably take much longer so they won't just leave this base this territory to the turks and i think president outer has to take this into consideration and he will not you know just act without having any kind of agreement with both washington and moscow. now for a look at some of the other stories making the news hundreds of people have taken the streets of the brazilian cities sao paulo to protest a price increase in public transportation there was a heavy police presence for that demonstration after a previous rally and there in clashes. french police have released the american singer chris brown wall investigation into rape allegations continues brown was
detained in paris monday and held for questioning over accusations that he and two other men assaulted a woman in a paris hotel brown has denied the accusations. efforts to reach a spanish toddler who fell into a borehole mine days ago have run into new technical problems the two year old fell down a well as his family walked through a private estate. there but no signs of life from them since. well pope francis is due to visit panama city later today as part of the catholic church's world use day festivities tens of thousands of young people have already been gathering to take part in the event and greet the pontiff catholics from around the world attend world youth day which is typically held once every three years this time around the pope is expected to highlight the issues of poverty immigration and human rights abuse ophelia harmes sent us this report from power.
we're up and picked up right at the foot of. the all. night to keep. getting. better. feel about the united states it is the first. thing. i'm making country and there are. young people on. my ballot. and the great to be able to withstand that event that morning for the catholic church medicare great to finally see. one moment that i have been waiting for for years the first time that it was coming to. feel you are mr forest well for the dwindling number of survivors of the holocaust sharing their experiences an important part of making sure the world never forgets its horrors and its lessons and now museum in chicago has found
a new way of doing just that even long after those survivors are dog. who's real here fritz meets her hologram. which was the real me. i felt it was important i felt it was an important story it was difficult because they took me back into the past and it's something that i didn't wish to read lips . is the president of the illinois holocaust museum in chicago the museum has long considered how to keep the holocaust memory alive. for a chill was thirteen when the nazis deported her and her mother to auschwitz they were crammed into a cattle car like this one she says she has five hundred ninety nine women to thank for her survival. when they all gave me their crumbs it was the size of a marble but it saved my life and maybe took away from theirs. in
turn i made a promise that if i survived i would be the messengers preaching wants to tell their stories to young people in the future even when she's no longer a life. maybe for three i'd be happy to answer any questions you know a girl asks how she felt about religion after the war what's god doing today. but she used people saw her. there were. no. at some point i actually just sort of forgot that she was a hologram it felt so natural in i guess real it was really touching to i don't know like eve you felt like you were with her like like you saw how
much like you know how much of her what she was going through that producing the holograms was challenging for that for five days in a green screen studio in los angeles countless cameras were pointed at her she was asked thousands of questions she never knew what would come next. with the help of key words the hologram are programmed in such a way that they can give spontaneous answers for every question there are several responses it's. the part that's the most important is the interactivity so that our visitors feel that they are having an intimate conversation with a survivor in real time and they can drive the content as we're all used to now. the message from survivors new generations must learn from the past. their stories
live on is holograms there already twelve of them the chicago museum hopes to persuade other museums to use this new form of memorial. for the city. to the vast expanses of space now and a human made crisis in the making space is increasingly littered with junk debris orbiting our planet is a menace not only to spacecraft but to telecommunications satellites the one we depend on as well and they can be a hazard when they tumble back to earth all that debris researchers are looking at ways to clean up the mess. debris dangerous for earth. hour earth is invalid in a cloud of manmade debris more than seven hundred thousand pieces of it are orbiting the planet most are only a few centimeters in size but there are also fuel tanks rocket components and
decommissioned satellites to travel at phenomenal speeds just one small piece could cause serious damage. that's why space junk is monitored using radar and laser systems they can detect objects as small as ten centimeters in size and pinpoint where the debris is in its orbit if need be satellites and even the i as a space station can be steered out of its way. still there have been collisions which released even more space debris into orbit. when russian rockets take off from their baikonur launch pad debris often rains down over siberia and kazakhstan and not just there either. large pieces of space junk have been found in regions far away from launch sites.
this came from america's skylab space station increased solar activity destabilized orbit and sent it tumbling to earth around midnight on the night of july eleventh one thousand nine hundred eighty nine parts of it came down in western australia reportedly killing a cow. in january of one nine hundred ninety seven in tulsa oklahoma lottie williams was struck in the shoulder but wasn't hurt she's the only human so far to have been hit by space junk. researchers want to find out ways to clean up the earth's orbital junkyard the technology is still in the development. until they have done the planet's cloak of space waste will just keep on growing and with it the danger. that is that of your science or good morning how do you go about cleaning up space
well there are a lot of ideas involving robotic arms folks lasers but the most promising one maybe is the one with. and that we saw it in the report just now you can picture it like a fishing net basically we shoot a sudden light up into orbit and just one will deploy in that catching bigger parts of space debris tracking them down slowing them down to process and one day every entity earth's atmosphere they will basically. in a controlled manner ok there's not only a threat to the international space station and our space explorers out there but also to to how we live our lives to the telecommunication satellites we depend on how much risk are we from space junk well experts say is that about seven hundred fifty thousand objects larger than one centimeter in size in space or putting earth right now so one sentiment of doesn't sound night much it's like
a coffee bean basically you know but if discover you've been hit you with it never speak to for the thousand kilometers per hour it would want to test the same effect then a hand grenade basically so it would do real damage like we're active satellites folks some could break down g.p.s. would break down it would have effects on will trade on financial markets where the full cost wouldn't be possible anymore and even people out there wouldn't be able to see life broadcast like this anymore that would be terrible now there are seven hundred fifty five thousand pieces of space junk you set out there and it's getting ever more crowded india and china are now joining the u.s. and russia europe has announced its own increased space program are you concerned this problem could could spin out of control at some point well i'm already concerned that it is out of control because of the amount of space debris it's not only india and china they are also like private companies like space x. so planet one web they want to shoot up like thousands of set to live in order to
bring internet to every corner of the world so one thing has to be clear that's whoever wants to shoot stuff up there has to. have a plan how to deal with space waste afterwards ok so one solution could be for all those private companies that that are shooting satellites into space that they are responsible before they shoot those rockets and satellites up there that they have a plan for dealing with the debris when they're done definitely that sounds fantastic and thanks very much thanks again with us and a psycho from our science department. where some sports now the search for the missing football player million no solace plane will resume later in the english channel authorities say there's little realistic hope of finding anyone alive salo was on his way to join cardiff city when that plane disappeared and his last messages to friends of frightened solace of the plane looked like it was about to fall apart. and million of salo only signed as
a college player from moment on saturday he said he couldn't wait to get started now his new clothes are in shock i mean cannot just describe. the look on his face or in very. many he met us and we want him around the grounds and. he was absolutely ready to give it a go. and renew it. when you hear. we really feel as. subtle as goals in the french league may be my favorite was non-fans joining in two thousand and fifteen he quickly established himself as one of the team's most reliable players. to produce it was like a friend because we used to see him at the training pitch a stadium from time to time and little to do. congratulate him for his performances because he was one of the players who for the most. popular produced seller had
returned to france to say farewell to his teammates. he posted this photo on twitter with the message. the final goodbye the aircraft was silent and a pilot on board took off from known time monday evening headed for cardiff it disappeared from radar close to the channel islands the search is ongoing but what's up messages from salah show the plane was in trouble and he feared for his life rescuers said they're not optimistic or doubt very much whether they were in survival gear in the water temperatures just above ten degrees at the moment so that doesn't give you very long before you start to to freeze up sal is the most expensive play a cardiff ever bought friend said it had been his dream to step out in the english premier league. is through the australian open our tennis greats for a new orleans has been knocked out in the quarter finals by the czech seven seed
carolina. was betting to equal the record of twenty four grand slam single titles in melbourne but the american succumbed after missing four massive points goalscorer will now meet japan's they almost saki in thursday's summary files. business with kristoff now the british prime minister former one and a present one still hoping he will be making concessions on brian she's giving it another go british prime minister is the mayor is preparing to go back to brussels to renegotiate her brakes a deal it was resoundingly rejected by parliament last week now on monday ms may outlined what was supposed to be an alternative plan but her to say she failed to offer any new ideas by bringing out the option. is facing mounting pressure from came painters for a second driver and i'm among them is former british prime minister tony blair and the world economic forum in davos he told the w.'s benefits all in why he believes
a new vote is necessary. the idea is to to change that withdrawal agreement obviously that's a matter of negotiation between the british government and europe but look myself and others have been arguing in the u.k. that this process is is a mess and this new agreement as to what the future trading relationship with europe should be one group of people want us to stay close to europe another group wants to break out of the european trading system altogether these are very different futures and our view is that it's got to go back to the people for decision because parliament i think will be blocked i doubt that she can get a deal through there's nobody already for any other form of break that and therefore the sensible thing in this situation is go back and ask the people. former british prime minister tony blair speaking to. his own of the world economic forum in davos there the full interview is available on our website that's the w.
dot com now on day one of the forum brazil's right wing president joy of also narrow tried to sell his new brazil to the davos crowd hoping to drum up investment for the country's electronic me now on wednesday the focus will shift to europe numerous european heads of state are to make an appearance at the world economic forum including the german chancellor there's certainly enough for the continent to chew on at the moment. from the highlands to the swiss alps part of the promotion for a scottish company in davos but it's hard not to hit a melancholic soon after all by next year's world economic forum in the u.k. should officially be out of the e.u. it's still not clear how the british prime minister can sort of visit to you might see prince william cross your path he probably won't become an breaks it though but others like this top german economist speaking their minds. is the terrible thing is that the e.u.
is trying to find a way to make britain an offer for leaving that doesn't make sense we want them to stay in the e.u. we want them to be part of it we have a historic opportunity to turn the situation around the e.u. should be making britain an offer to stay the francs it were off the table europe could finally concentrate on the future again it would be well to act now so that it's not left behind in competition with china and the u.s. . is up to it it's time to talk about a new european economic policy in the u.s. consumer sector there is the digital platform economy in china we see how industry is rapidly digitizing and one of the big issues here is what is the future of digital infrastructure for european industry and davros is of course a forum where all that's being discussed. here of well. trying to set the tone in davos this year even though everything is being overshadowed by breck's it. and we'll have more coverage of the world economic forum in davos throughout the day
including the appearance of the german chancellor angela merkel will address the forum in a keynote speech later today now it has turned out chilly here in berlin and recent days but not quite as chilly as in the north east of the united states a winter storm there has taken temperatures down to minus twenty five degrees celsius and transformed the niagara falls into an icy spectacle in just waterfalls have partially frozen providing a stunning sight for visitors. or those look old and here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you at the russian leader vladimir putin is hosting his turkish counterpart aggressive type out of water for talks in moscow the pair are expected to discuss the fate of kurdish fighters in the north of syria and tens of thousands of young catholics have traveled to panama
for world youth day they're hoping to catch a glimpse of the pope who set to arrive for the event. you're watching news coming to you live from berlin we have more coming at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our website that's the w dot com for now thanks for watching for me and the entire team here in berlin so you see. what.
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