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this is g w news lie number led to little hope left in the hunt for survivors of the budapest boat accident and ambulance folks person says that the search for missing passengers could be futile after a storm sank its cyteen boat with over 30 tourists on board police have launched a criminal investigation. also coming up a setback for israel's benjamin netanyahu who 2 months on from elections the country's long time leader fails to form
a government the knesset votes to send the country back to the polls and the mothers who refuse to give up hope in mexico these women have taken the search for their missing children into their own hands in a country where 30000 people to just be are prepared and. i'm sara kelly walked into the program rescuers in budapest say that there is quote minimal chance of finding survivors after a boat accident on the danube late on wednesday police have also launched a criminal investigation after a sightseeing vessel collided with another boat in bad weather more than 30 south korean tourists were on board 7 are confirmed dead we have team coverage from budapest and seoul in just a moment but 1st this is sassaman of what happened. as
day broke in budapest most of the passengers who had been aboard the mermaid were still missing authorities have located the boat on the riverbed of the danube but they say it could take days to bring it to the surface in seoul south korea's president announced they were sending a rapid response team to budapest. hungary. government will work closely with the hungaroring government to investigate the cause of the accident for the child's correlated departments to do their best to support the victims and their families. the south korean travel agency which hired the boat apologized but also defended the decision to conduct the tour despite the bad weather. customs and one of us boarded the cruise boats for the past.
at the time of the water level was high but other crews or it's operating is usual not just. the 3 that south korea's foreign ministry says the passengers were not wearing life jackets the youngest on board was reportedly a 6 year old girl hungary and authorities have launched a criminal investigation into the routine sightseeing trip which turned into a tragedy. in our correspondent stefan balls who is joining us from the banks of the danube there in budapest on so as we've heard emergency crews they have been working through the night what is the latest on the rescue operation. which well the latest the steps a day are still searching for more than 20 people who remain missing and scientists are running out a sort of desperate they are not believing that survivors will be found because the current tilted danube river is also very strong. boring rain for most of the time
and die 1st are really really struggling to find that they have already found 7 people deaths of course they also rescued 7 people. who are still on and you know i can also see behind me several a rescue workers still being active on a boat still searching but for now while we're still. such a boat tours they are routine what more do we know about the circumstances of the collision because we understand that there is now a criminal investigation being launched. yes indeed to be close to resupply criticism because people are saying how is it possible this boat. so fast because we've seen 7 seconds off coalition ways in order ship basically basically went down already and people are really asking questions also how's that possible
that they didn't inform each other that they were so near and i think it will also raise questions quite frankly about the number of sightseeing tours being held on the danube river very very popular and of course questions have been asked about lifejackets now i know myself when i was on such a tour lifejackets i'm never being distributed among passengers so that's what i thought is also saying but definitely they are going into it safety issues as well i believe stefan both joining us from the banks of the danube there in budapest where the search for answers is only just beginning and of course to see also if there are any survivors from this accident thank you so much for your reporting. you're welcome. let's bring in now journalist stephen barr awake who joins us from seoul where we know the victims were from south korea indeed so tell us a little bit more about that because we understand that they were south korean
tourists what more do we now. no a lot of personal detail really we know that they're going all the way from 60 to 71 and that most of them register for this tour as family so these weren't really individual travelers these were families that were going together to have some kind of pleasant family time in europe and unfortunately it seems to gone very wrong over the coming days will get to learn more about them but you know we already know that unfortunately a lot of lost their lives in this tragic case that is really grabbing a lot of attention here i think in part because these are just typical people doing something that was you know kind of routine a lot of people go and you're just a question the government has held an emergency meeting this morning this strategy this tragedy that we're seeing. is this something that the country is sadly getting used to well unfortunately there are 3 there are
a number of really serious maritime accidents most recently there was the same welfare it was 14 in which more than 300 people lost their lives most of whom were high school students and these kids has a fever when they have to be a little kind of national soul searching where koreans ask questions like i think the previous correspondent alluded to it how are these things able to go so wrong what kind of a country are we when you have these types of disasters this case is always a little bit different because it's one that's involving koreans and it's taking place overseas involving but i think it's a little bit early to to be able to tell where this conversation is going to go but a lot of them are really looking for answers here and this this case does have a really kind of painful historical resonance here you know even bar away and soul thank you. get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world cruise
president has threatened to dissolve congress unless lawmakers passed reforms aimed at ending corruption and a televised address marchin visa card out accused lawmakers of trying to obstruct the fight against graft after they moved to reject one of his proposals a series of corruption scandals have discredited major parties and institutions in recent years. more than 20 people have died in the bus crash in the southern mexican state of veracruz dozens were also injured most of the victims were catholic pilgrims on home to mexico city the bus burst into flames after colliding with another vehicle on a steep highway. a man charged with the bombing in leone france has reportedly confessed to the crime explosion last week injured 13 people the suspected bomber a 24 year old algerian citizen was arrested along with other family members in what
is being treated as a terrorist attack. israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve parliament after prime minister benjamin netanyahu failed to form a coalition government talks stalled because of infighting among yahoo's right wing allies he was unable to broker a compromise between the secular nationalist party of the former defense minister avigdor lieberman and ultra orthodox jewish parties are going to issue of military conscription conscription netanyahu misstate midnight deadline for forming a government paving the way for an unprecedented 2nd snap election in september a last vote was held just 7 weeks ago. well every year the west german city of often hands out a special award known as the charlemagne prize it honors those who promote european unity past recipients include french president. german chancellor merkel and hope francis this year's recipient is a u.n.
secretary general antonio good ted ish according to the jury he has revived global cooperation based not only on the values and goals of the united nations but also the principles of the european union. one week it's vienna the other vanuatu as un secretary general antonio good tara as a punishing schedule meeting world leaders and market traders alike the 70 year old is a mediator in some of the toughest issues facing the world terrorist political career took off in 1995 when he ran for prime minister in his native portugal a former university lecturer and devout catholic he was an unusual choice for the socialist party found after winning the election he continued to break the mold seeking dialogue with all sections of society to this day he remains one of
portugal's most popular political figures. in 2005 the un named him its high commissioner for refugees outspoken and passionate he managed to win hollywood actress angelina jolie as his special envoy he focused on iraq and syria criticizing european countries over their handling of the mediterranean refugee crisis in 2015 the international community has failed twice these large number of refugees failed 1st because it was not able to prevent conflicts or to time we solve them. and fail a 2nd time because it is not providing the resources necessary to assist them to guarantee their human dignity. in october 26th seen the un chose him to succeed ban ki moon as its top diplomat because he took office at the same time as the new us
president donald trump the multilateralist has often been at odds with the unilateralist trump not least on climate change. all countries must work together to fight it if they don't go. so it's better to make it achievable than to face of. a constant campaigner often appears the eternal optimist in troubling times. heading to latin america now the region has the highest number of forced disappearances in the world official figures estimate that some 200000 people have disappeared in the last 2 decades the real number could be much higher now the country with the most missing persons is colombia in 5 decades of armed conflict more than 100000 people are thought to have disappeared in this nation civil war in
guatemala also led to tens of thousands of disappearances there since the end of the conflict in 1906 the country has also been criticized for failing to bring those responsible to justice meantime in argentina on the other hand it has been praised for its handling of the past during its tator share from 1976 to 1083 the security forces abducted some 30000 people government and military leaders have since face trial and in mexico the war between drug cartels is now one of the main causes of death in the sea international puts the number of missing at more than 34000 and the u.n. says that about 30 percent of them are children or adolescents we have this report now under a group of mothers whose children have disappeared. that man amedee now finally found her missing son. he disappeared without
a trace 5 years ago i get my lamp and we're in reality so i mean me and go one day he was selling cell phone accessories as usual and he was just kidnapped at a gas station because my son was disappeared in the author already said look for him i started my own search local police were no help she says but there was no surprise ordinary police officers are suspected of frequent collaboration with the drug cartels. minima dina started to search with this simple tool that helps detect the scent of decaying corpses beneath the soil. over time other mothers looking for them missing children and jointer they call themselves less than half a day or us the trackers they relentlessly entirely as the search for traces of their missing children their treasures as i lovingly refer to them they can't believe they are dead until they have proof and that's exactly what their motto says they will scatter as they got that out of their search for you until i find
you. for many women here this has become their sole mission the search often turns up the bones and skeletons in. the women's findings on this day become the top story for mexican journalists now the stench of rotting corpses is overwhelming . time and again the mothers of the disappeared are confronted with a tormenting question could this body be my child let me go out of the mythology to look at me got a look at feels like my heart wants to jump right out of my body. i'm shaking my ears are blocked oh yeah i think i'm glad and sad at the same time because i don't know if it's my son or her son. now that all's come in the end it doesn't matter we're looking for them because we love them. man i mean dina and her group have already found nearly 500 bodies according to local media many of the disappeared a believed to have had ties to the drug trade victims are often young men who had
no prospects for legal employment minima dina and the other mothers found the remains of 15 people on a single day neighbors who had observed suspicious activity gave them crucial tips on where to dig the search missions are a provocation to the drug cartels policing going to him who was caught they tell us we should stop looking yes it is proper otherwise the same thing will happen to us and we're going to go then one day someone else will find us buried but in my gut we're scared but love and the uncertainty are stronger i mean i said. it took 3 years for men to find her son at last she says he can rest in peace. mariella mother there with that exclusive reporting now to the u.s. state of georgia's plans to introduce a radical anti abortion law that could cost it economically it's a major hub for the movie and entertainment industry but now some production
companies are threatening to pull out of filming there if the government moves forward on restriction restricting women's rights. the story takes you to new york tokyo and even into deep space but this year's greatest blockbuster almost entirely in atlanta avengers and again this just one of many movies produced in georgia the southern states it's one of the biggest production helps in the u.s. even surpassing california as the state with the most feature films produced but with conservative forces turning back the clock on abortion and threatening women's rights many of the traditionally liberal studios are threatening to leave. many people who work for us will not want to work there and will have to heed their wishes in that regard right now we're watching it very carefully if it becomes law and i don't see how it's practical for us to continue to shoot there. with netflix
also threatening a boycott the state's movie industry seems in peril and the potential damage huge business insiders pick the economic impact of georgia's movie industry at around $10000000000.95 jobs. meanwhile the fight continues and for georgia governor brian camp it is more about faith than business . we are called to be strong. we will not back now we will always fight for life george's radical abortion ban and similar legislation in louisiana missouri and other bible belt states is expected to be challenged in court. for more on the story i'm joined now by kris kobach from business so give us an idea of how big the entertainment industry is in georgia is big i mean we heard in the reports that as of 2016 more feature films
and t.v. shows have been produced annually in georgia than in california including the film mecca hollywood for that matter and that's thanks to a 30 percent tax break. that companies employing more than 90000 people. can get. and they get the get it since the year of 2008 in return and the last years hollywood the big hollywood studios have planted deep roots in georgia massive solidities have been built the atlanta pinewood studios for example features 18 sound stages and has been home. to blockbuster hits like black panther for example disney isn't the only company voicing concerns for listen many actors have been speaking out including amy schumer ben stiller christina applegate they all oppose these more radical abortion laws and last week netflix was actually the 1st company to speak out against this legislation they say they would support
advocate groups fighting the law and should it ever come into effect netflix said that they would quote rethink their entire investment in georgia we also have comedy actress and writer kristen brig pulling our show from georgia we have amazon saying they'll stop location scouting in georgia and. now the entertainment jargon of disney speaking of a civil lot of voices from the entertainment industry do we see you know other sectors other areas also weighing in well when it comes to this abortion law it's mainly the entertainment sector that has been speaking out but obviously we have seen. you know concerns raised against the push of conservative ideas we have the tech sector that has been speaking out in favor of gay rights rever they are under threat also the tech sector and other industries for that matter have been speaking out against more stringent immigration laws i don't know if you remember the super bowl 2 years ago last year actually featured a lot of ads that were actually promote a more liberal immigration and how the u.s.
actually depended on immigrants for that matter but yeah you do agree that obviously the criticism on trump policies and other legislators mainly stems from business areas that associate themselves with liberal and progressive ideas so the entertainment industry and the tech industry cober thank you. well we're staying with film now and step aside king kong because the biggest baddest movie monster is back and i'm talking of course about the giant radioactive lizard godzilla as the hero of dozens of b. movies he is returning for the summer as the 1st of the blockbusters the film is called godzilla king of monsters which harks back to the original he is entertainment correspondent socks got roxboro has this report for you. world is changing. the mass extinction we fear. has
already been the. monster movie fans have had to wait a long time for the new godzilla movie the 200000000 dollar blockbuster finishing 2 years ago now just in time for the summer season godzilla is back. oh. the film stars were out in force for the movie's premiere in los angeles. and even the king of monsters himself got all spiffed up for the red carpet. the film's director sees godzilla as a universal tale. ever since we're telling stories around the campfire stories about demons and dragons and giants and see monsters and so godzilla in his mind are just sort of the latest incarnation of. planet. earth the 35th godzilla movie has added an environmental subtext to the story godzilla and the other big beasts have come to save humanity from itself our heroes have to
unleash the monster global catastrophe. oh yeah fear of bring him in for a beer not this time we join the fight there's a reason why godzilla comes to humanity's rescue 911 as my wife said it's like a bump in the head to mankind you know wake up and so it's sort of this in these times you're going to get the story any time godzilla come in because we're always going to think so one way or another but the environmental message takes a backseat to the monster fights fans criticize the last godzilla movie for having too much play. hours of those world we just live in i am right star billy bobby brown nicely sums up godzilla's true of the sun that i think i mean that's a whole lot of what he's above says you don't mess around with. with less plot and more bad ass battles this godzilla movie is one for the thing.
sports news now and germany's women's football team faced chile today and their final warm up match for the upcoming world cup it's an opportunity for the 2 time world champions to experiment and make some final 2 knocks before the tournament begins next week germany will face china in their group stage opener 9 days from now they will also take on spain and world cup debutantes south africa. let's get more now from ho talkie who is joining us from d.w. sports so the women's world cup coming up as we just heard what are we looking out for in this particular game from the germans so germany of course they know for their for their attacking side of football so make sure you keep an eye out on the often especially the likes of jennifer amazon and captain alexander pop goes on of course she's the playmaker in midfield she's the one that's pulling all the strains the ones that's creating all the chances for her players and she has a great a phenomenal link up play with alexander pop so if these 2 can get their mojo going
in all the unstoppable and expect a lot of goals but of course this might be a bit of a challenge for the new coach. book because you know she's new to the team she's only been in charge for the past few months and i think she will use this friendly really as a testing ground and to just kind of experiment and get a better feel of some of the players what are their chances to take it all the way who's who's favored right now so germany definitely one of the favorites but they've also been undergoing a bit like sort of a strange phase of for lack of a better wood i mean the quality they didn't really perform as well in 2017 at the european championships but they were knocked out of the quarterfinals but they still one of the 5th tournaments favorites and they should top the group but you know what sara the sport has developed as. a lot more contenders this year as always we have the united states who have dominated the tournaments since its inception but we also have the likes of england that have really emerged as
a big threat in recent years and you know we also have to pan always a contender and let's not forget friends i mean they will be playing on home soil they are very experienced and a core part i mean their main players play club football at yawn yawn of course just won their 4th consecutive champions league so this is going to be a very very competitive world cup lots of action coming we have so much to look forward to on next year. you're watching the d.v.d. as a quick reminder of the top stories a tourist boat has sunk in the river danube included houses killing at least 7 people many more are missing the boat went down after a collision with another vessel with heavy rainfall hampering rescue efforts israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve parliament after prime minister benjamin netanyahu fell to form a coalition government talks stalled over a dispute between his right wing allies of military conscription the country is now
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50 new shows 50 stories and 15 very personal tips from berlin's very best features . book now planted firmly in our hero max series every week on d w. 5 years ago there was no far right to cool extreme right off but it did not have. earthquake they expected politics is full of mistakes voters in the european parliament elections have shaken out of the continent's politics turning away from the major power blocs that have dominated brussels in recent years and boosting the smaller groupings the greens the liberals.