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marking one year since the u.s. school shooting that sparked a major youth movement on gun control today seventeen victims of the rampage at marjorie stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida were remembered they shall not be forgotten. from the darkness of tragedy triumph. must emerge. and triumph shall emerge. i'm sara kelly and this is the day hundreds of thousands of students and adults in the united states have been observing a moment of silence to mark the first anniversary of the school shooting at the
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high school in parkland in the state of florida americans were shocked when a nineteen year old killed seventeen people at marjorie stillman douglass high school last year the shooting rampage has fueled the debate over gun control but what's different this time around is that students at the high school have turned into political activists they launched a movement called march for our lives but the aim of tightening america's gun laws . today he's a guest of the u.s. capital washington but his life could have easily ended a year ago with the high school shooting in parkland cameron caskey is now eighteen and with the help of a democrat congressman he's pushing for tighter gun controls in the u.s. . well i think everyone in the country can get behind understanding that people who cannot pass a background check should not be able to purchase a firearm but beyond that i think that our country needs to have an assault weapon ban and buyback i think that's almost a no brainer if you look at how other countries in this world they don't deal with
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this kind of thing they don't have citizens walking around with military firepower that's preposterous to that cameron has become one of the most prominent gun control activists the new us the night after the high school shooting he invited other students to come to his house to form a protest movement california representative eric sua well says the students motivated him. his classmates have inspired me at a time where lawmakers have lost hope that we could do anything about them violence for six years in congress and seen tragedy after tragedy. of silence followed by moments of inaction but it was these images that really changed something in the usa at the marjorie stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida children running for their lives seventeen students and teachers died in the attack many said the mascot could have been prevented because the shooter had already been red flagged as having psychological issues never the less it was able to legally
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purchase firearms under the slogan enough cameron and his classmates organized protests across the u.s. . on march twenty eighth seen hundreds of thousands of people rallied in washington cameron said what was on many people's minds. to the leaders skeptics and cynics who told us to sit down and see stay silent wait your turn welcome to the revolution. to the parkland shooting american public opinion swung sharply in favor of tighter gun controls some individual states took action in florida the minimum age for purchasing weapons position in congress for a check system to cover all commercial firearm sales in the country but republicans are pushing back on his bill many say the problem is illegal immigrants crossing the mexican us border chary would not have stopped many of the circumstances i
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raised but a wall a barrier on the southern border may have and that's what we're fighting for. the father of one of the victims of the parklane shooting could not keep quiet generally would suspend. the republicans in the senate have the numbers to block your gun regulation. but the democrats now have control of the house of representatives and cameron hopes they'll put the topic on the agenda. it's inspiring to me because in a time when everybody felt so hopeless and everybody was looking at our government and seeing a lack of representation for them when you've got a we've got a bright new future coming thanks to cameron and his fellow classmates from parkland politicians like eric swallow determined to get the job done. and the devil you correspondent all of our salad is at the marjorie stoneman douglas high school joining us now oliver tell us a little bit more about how this anniversary was marked what were your impressions
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. it's a very sad day here today as you can imagine the rampage shooting is just one year ago and so people are commemorating here these whole events are bringing up a lot of sad and terrible memories and for that very reason the majority of the events actually are held in privacy to protect the feelings. students all former classmates where i'm standing right now is is a place where people are actually a planting flowers and you can see a lot of people that are coming together you're commemorating some putting down letters to those who were in their former classes who have died through the attacks so it's a it's a sad day and people are still trying to come to terms here with that with this rampage shooting a year ago and as they try to terms i mean a year from the shooting how present is the shock of the
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a tax bill. so i just spoke to a young girl that was a classmate all for one of the victims here and she told me that they do now have to practice these so-called cold drip drills once a month and that is that they're rehearsing a scenario of an active shooter on campus really and that is carried out once a month rehearsal that has not taken place before the attack and that very much brings these memories up to life once again and she says she has a horrible time rehearsing that practicing where to hide in case a shooter opens a door and comes into the classroom so they are struggling here or frankly speaking she was she told me she's crying a lot and so do many other of her classmates the only thing that gives them some come forward is the so-called never again movement that you've just reported about in the piece that the many have the feeling that these these people killed that
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this was not for nothing especially because you know we also saw this march for our lives campaign i mean these students which have really just mastered and taken control of the fight for gun control tell us a little bit more about the campaign and where things stands now one year later. well exactly so they were actually able by using you know means of social media. they were actually able to attract hundreds of thousands and people took to the streets not only in the capitol of washington d.c. but all across the country demanding tougher gun laws and what they really managed with never again and march is a march for our lives is that the public perception about the topic of gun ownership that slightly changed and we're witnessing this here today just yesterday the house of representatives passed representatives passed
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a law allowing background checks not a lot has happened on the federal level but several states have responded to this including florida that is now raise the minimum age for rifles from eighteen to twenty one's whole lot of small steps in what will probably be a long and difficult way ahead when it comes to tighter gun laws in the united states did he use all of her salary for porting from the united states the state of florida thank you. and also coming up on the day we take you to the berlin international film festival where as you can see my colleague charlotte pale and david leavitt's are on the red carpet guys what have you got. a day yet another world premiere today could this be the winner of the festival's top prize that and growing speculation about why a chinese film was pulled out of competition. all that more coming right up thanks
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guys. but first u.s. vice president mike pence today lashed out at some of america's closest traditional allies accusing european countries like france and germany to bust sanctions against iran in a speech to a middle east security conference in the polish capital warsaw mr pence called on europe to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal the talks in warsaw are led by the u.s. and israel who want to push a more aggressive stance on iran delegates from more than sixty countries including a number of arab nations are taking part but several countries including france and germany chose not to send high ranking delegations well let's listen in now to those comments from the u.s. vice president my pets. sadly. some of our leading european far. enough in their lives crawford. in fact they've led the effort to create mechanisms
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to break up our sanctions are joining us now from washington d.c. for more on this story is my son rafah he is in iran on a list analysts excuse me but the u.s. based crisis group his research is focused on the iran nuclear deal and the country's regional policy is welcome to the program and thank you so much for joining us i'd like to begin by asking you this were new to us push against iran why now. our displeasure be with you well the troubling ministrations since since you came into office two years ago has been fairly clear in its assessment that iran is the primary do stabilizing balon an actor in the region particularly since it's true from the nuclear you may have twenty minutes in trying to raise international support for what it calls a campaign of maximum pressure and i think this conference in warsaw is part of the subgroup to increase international by or the diplomatic political and economic isolation of tehran why is the conference being held or do you think let's call and stake. it's
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a great question i think for the americans obviously if the idea is to show international support for its campaign and keep bearing in mind that the conferences especially in the days leading up to it were billed as as as a broader initiative to discuss a wide range of middle east peace and security issues even though has as the comments from president pence that you played sure the focus was to a great extent on iran if the idea is to show international buy in that having it in washington is a little bit of an own goal and having you know regional allies particularly in the gulf resists different sensibilities particularly with the participation of prime minister and so on you know. traditionally u.s. western european allies including germany france and. the u.k. have been hesitant to involved in a high level in poland having a close military and political relationship a new partner the u.s. has stepped in to act as co-host ok so interesting stuff but meantime i just want
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have a quick look at what iran's president hassan rouhani had to say because he was attending a parallel conference in the russian city of sochi he joined the leaders of russia turkey to discuss how they can work together more closely on syria as washington prepares to withdraw its troops russia and iran backing the regime of syrian president bashar al assad as we know while turkey supports the rebel forces fighting against him all three positioning themselves as key foreign players in syria's long running war. so you know given that therefore i'd like to ask you what does russia want out of being a central player and all of these talks in your opinion. well the the iranians the russians and the turks have converging occasionally diverging interests in in syria and that meant hand carrying out these trilateral discussions since twenty seventeen russia over the past couple of years and particularly since
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twenty fifteen onwards is emerged as a key player on the ground in or president assad iran has sent advisers and has been involved in a tit for tat over its involvement in syria it was with israel and you know the situation in syria is obviously and entering a very interesting turning point potentially with the defeat of isis and also with the u.s. withdrawal expected by the end of april so i think all of these countries are jostling to make sure that their interests are represented in pilots at the u.n. process just briefly before we go the conference in sochi and the one in warsaw they have one thing in common that we just like to highlight no western european country taking part there what message do you think that that sends one day before the munich security conference begins tomorrow and germany. well i think particularly as the u.s. doubles down on this course of pressure centric policy towards iraq. inevitably
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there are going to be particularly among western european allies that security j.c. purely divergence but the u.n. process on the one hand and so to process on the other hand in syria itself show that there are competing powers competing agendas. lining us from washington d.c. iran on a less analyst with the us based crisis group we very much appreciate your insight thank you. well now to the top international business story of the day european plane maker airbus is ending production of its super jumbo passenger jet the a three eighty after just over a decade in production the company had hoped that the a three eighty would revolutionize air travel but airlines have been cautious about committing to the costly double decker planes the final straw came as airlines and emirates canceled their orders. let's take a look now at the rise and fall of the world's biggest air. the optimism alone
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could have lifted the massive jet liner at its two thousand and five unveiling in toulouse a three eighty wasn't just the future of aviation but the symbol of what the e.u. strive to be unified industrious competitive as is strained triomphe is a triumph of european science of and european engineering schools but the a three eighty was more than a symbol it was a product in a competitive market and that market was indeed moving to bigger jets when air bus began talking about a super jumbo in the early one nine hundred ninety s. the company flirted with a joint project with rival boeing before starting work on the a three eighty in two thousand and two production was carefully divided across the e.u. the wings in the u.k. the landing gear in spain assembly in germany and finishing in france billions of euros in government subsidies kept things moving and angered rival boeing the final product brought volume to the airlines they could pack in more than eight hundred fifty passengers in a single flight if the market increasingly demanded the opposite smaller twin
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engine plane think applied directly to their final destinations like the boeing dreamliner or airbus is a three fifty the massive a three eighty travel between hubs as competition grew across the industry and margins tightened unsold seats in the a three eighty became even more expensive for the airlines. emirates was said to be the only airline that could operate the jet on the necessary scale as late as last year it seemed the airline might keep the a three eighty aloft embers and i have no doubt with we will produce create three eighty s. . even ten years from now that hope quickly faded emirates waffled on its order and has now announced it will reduce the number of the new jetliners for air bus and perhaps the e.u. as well an abrupt end to a thirty year old vision. of a more now with his very own kristoff over his joining us from business so i mean what kind of impact is this likely to have. because they were really banking big on
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this particular model it is a certainly a blow to airbus because it shows a gross miscalculation of the market which ultimately didn't have a use for a plane for a product like this only about a fourth of the interest of baited. have been sold so far and taking into account the about twenty five billion dollars roughly of development cost airbus is not making one dime of profit off of this plane there is some good news though the workers of the production line will most likely be able to shift it to other parts of the company as other planes are selling much better than the three eighty but at the end you know it is the end of a very prestigious project and this and it's things that really stings for airbus and that's something that c.e.o. tom enders also admitted to special because i mean it was quite an achievement and it's a i mean it's massive plane really incredible very luxurious why did it fail well it's
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a plane that passengers loved and still do because it is space is spacious so big it is very quiet and takes off but it's also a plane that is feared by accountants for several reasons one the three is the world's largest jetliner it's in an ordinary conference configuration about five hundred fifty people and selling all of these seats is a challenge the second one is the a three eighty has four engines and they consume much more fuel than more smaller more nimble jets with just two turbines which are the common feature today third airbus anticipated that passenger numbers would exponentially grow between the big hubs the aviation harv's of the world london shanghai new york well turns out passenger numbers did grow but in the entire market and pass and people don't want to change planes in frankfurt or new york they want to go from their home airport to the next one and these smaller routes the big simply not profitable direct flight i know i always choose that one every time you don't go you know one has to also think chris stuff. the concorde for
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example right now and when that was also brought out of the market you know this whole concept of big air faster are higher when it comes to aviation i mean what is what is next now for kids to dream of well when it comes to planes the concept of bigger seems to be that for now because the market is not there the concept of faster may see it come back because the russians are thinking about reintroducing supersonic air travel by reworking a military jet for that but i think there are more exciting developments out there i mean if you think about air taxis i mean that might still take some time until they are really around but that's something that certainly i would want to try and if we stay on the ground. going down the freeway and autonomy self driving car you know once the technology is really mature that's something i'd enjoy. business thanks to stuff. today is the last day of competition at the berlin international film festival and charlotte also pilling david levitz are
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down on the red carpet they got a sneak peek in fact of today's world premiere it's called so long song what do you guys think. hey sarah you know what i think we may have a winner here from director one show and you know if it doesn't happen i'm not only going to be surprised i'm going to be disappointed and i might be angry but what do you think should be the rights are we both really love this stuff i mean talk about saving the best for last we've seen sixteen all sixteen films in competition now and to me this was the one that really stood out this was the one that should go home with some prizes on saturday night when those top awards had out if not the best film of director at least shorty for best actor for the lead actor in the film yet this one really blew me away and it ticks all the boxes it's emotional it's political this is a three hour long drama. thirty years of recent chinese history and it does that
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through the story of one family through their tragic loss of their son and then trying to become happy again basically and they would like to have another child now but they actually can't because of the former one child policy of china so what it does also is it takes these big political shifts within china these big these big seismic shifts within china and it really brings them down to a personal level it takes the system that is about the system it's not about the individual and it makes it individual and emotional and real right when it comes to looking out for potential when it's there you can not forget the theme of this festival this year and that the personal is political and that is something that really strikes a chord with this film the director said that he deliberately wants to slightly critique the past in china and also in order to make sure lessons are learned in the future he also said that enough. the key aim with this film is to make sure it really resonates with an audience in china that people that are still living who will remember this experience the seismic change in china over the last thirty
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years but he also said it's so emotionally rich he hopes at least there will also resonate with an international audience now something that i really found yes charlie knows that it resonated with me and i practically cried over her practically cried you you did cry you cry too and. the truth hurts of dives so tell me because you know this wasn't the only chinese film that was in the competition but there's one that was actually pulled it won't have a chance now winning it's called one second a lot of speculation what happened there. that's right i mean you can't expect that level and his the pace of them says patients are when a film from china is pulled from such a high profile international film festival just days before its world premiere now the film on its website social media page said that it was full for technical reasons the bell another film festivals also released a statement it said that the film simply wasn't ready in time but that has not
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stopped people speculating about the potential reasons for that possibly this censorship idea and in fact the director of the film that we saw this morning he also commented on this he said he was extremely surprised at the news not only this film but also another film not in competition but still running at the boat and all it was pulled as well let's have a listen to what he had to say. i feel so sorry because we have before we have returned his back to his home to tell his films not only one chinese film but do have a times worked out that it was better. you know there's a strong sense of confusion after we saw this movie today so long my son if it was if it was the case that these other films were pulled because there was something the chinese authorities do. and the like in them well then why did they let through this movie that we saw today that was so wonderful because after all it takes a very critical look at china it even portrays. an abortion that takes place under
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a lot of pressure a woman who actually wants to have a child and isn't allowed to do to the former one child policy so we're all sort of confused now the director one sheesh why he did say. that he sort of follows all the red tape rules when it comes to all the administrative steps it takes to get a film made in china and get it shown outside of china i'm going to he thinks that that's why he was allowed to be shown. interesting stuff. so i mean a lot of controversy a lot of other stuff going well says the buzz down at the festival tell us just briefly. well right now we're outside the honor of the. awards ceremony honoring the lifetime prize winner charlotte rampling the british star she's been in films in english french and italian great beauty with a lot of sticking power for her psychological roles right she is also a huge feature here on the right top at the back in august sorry she was on the
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jury in two thousand and six she's won is still the bat one of those coveted by the not a prize it's one of her roles just a few years ago say people here extremely pleased that she is now getting this accolade this year ok thank you so much bill david leavitt's down at the red carpet at the berlin allan thank you. the day is fairly done but don't forget the conversation as always continues online you can find us at the dot com you can also follow us on facebook twitter instagram all the social media sites find me at farrah kelly and big so much for joining us here on the day to get a good one. quadriga
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on trial now st. paul's forensics between the bits parts. truths detectives starts feb fifteenth on t w. the airbus a three eighty runs out of broadway production of the world's biggest airliner will grind to a halt in two years. also coming up online retail giant amazon cancels plans to build its second headquarters in new york to go live to our correspondent there.


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