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this is news coming to you live from berlin the death toll jumps in southern india after monsoon rains and mudslides more than 140 are dead and hundreds of thousands have been displaced search crews are scrambling to rescue those still missing also on the program. called home police fired tear gas into a subway station as they try to get the upper hand over government protesters during a tense weekend. and young egyptian woman of with down syndrome who's
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pushing the boundaries in the world of media and competitive swimming. pool i'm terry martin welcome to the program well than 140 people have been killed in severe monsoon floods and mudslides across western and southern india the rains have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes the worst hit states are maharastra karnataka and corolla it's the it's a year since corolla suffered its worst ever flooding which killed more than $200.00 people and just place thousands. that eventually rains just keep coming teams across india's southern and western states have maintained major rescue and relief efforts authorities are racing to evacuate people from the worst
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affected areas and are bringing in extra resources wherever they can provide assistance and the prevailing practical reason to the drought that brought us to so personally the harvester right here to help us. while the monsoon rains are crucial for replenishing water supplies they kill hundreds of people every year flood waters and landslides have made roads impossible have cut off and even in some cases die and bridges and of me traveling by bus and train impossible hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to seek shelter and safety at relief camps and some villages houses are covered in several metres of mud and that's hampering rescue work. it's been at least 5 or 6 things everybody is stuck in the villages animals and everything all stuck there people are facing a lot of problems. water's coming from all directions and entered all the houses.
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people are getting i guess the very young and the very old are being supported not just by rescue teams but also by the good samaritans in their communities the worst may not be over authorities worry that the flood hit areas will be pummeled by more thunderstorms hampering their rescue operations even further. our correspondent misha wall is in delhi covering this story for us and misha how serious is the flooding. well tell you the flooding is very serious across the state it's hard not to maharashtra and karen law and also the west and doing a good job this comes on the heels of similarly damaging and massive flooding the north east of india earlier this month india has hit ensuring its with tween june and september which is what causes this flooding in these specific states last year
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as well canada which is again the worst to see if this was hit very badly and over $200.00 include died last year now there is an inkling of good news if the predictions of the meteorological department are correct today there's no dead in the it didn't get enough of that didn't know it basically means that action really needed there's still orange alert in some districts which means that they have to be aware and alert but it needs heavy rainfall is not expected to be able to force as we saw on the board to hundreds of thousands have been displaced and making sure that they have the now and eventually if you have alleviated into their homes later is going to be a long process and we should this is obviously a very distressing situation which the government doing to help those affected by the flooding. well tony this is a 24 hour helpline set up in new delhi by the national disaster response force the n d r f india's disaster team is amongst the largest in the world and
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a 170 teams have been deployed across the country the military has also gotten involved and has been involved in dropping food packets to flood affected and it hasn't so that's another challenging aspect of making sure that not only in relief camps but for people who are trapped in their homes food is reaching them another duty challenging thing about this particular event has been that have been dozens of mudslides tree good all across the state of catalog which means that people have been trapped and which is why the death toll is continuing to be updated but of course the government ministers senior ministers a filling the area appealing to the people for funds and headed and good samaritans also coming out to make sure that the damage can be controlled as far as possible so the priority in this emergency of course is to prevent loss of life but infrastructure is also being affected how extensive is the.
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yes well there are some of the wood had a bit of slaves in the state of course not because that have been hit like the inside quite humpy and of the temple complex but that all of those also damaged a crucial infrastructure the roads have been blocked off flights were grounded in the city of course she last week and trains and buses that books have also been hit now of cross why and rescue operations have been very strong going into as i mentioned the n.p.r. if there is a need to make infrastructure more resilient because of climate change and we should thank you very much for bringing us up to date. wall there in delhi. to hold colon where police have again used tear gas in clashes with demonstrators is the term. weekend of protests in the territory between government protesters and police at one point officer stage but tom charges in downtown hong kong and stormed
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subway stations firing volleys of tear gas that was all just the demonstrators and police on the front line workers from hong kong's social services or also mobilizing. some cong social workers preparing for a demonstration. they work is volunteers at the weekend protests are met someone who watches you laugh and they're putting on all the gears in your front lines though i think actually it's not not only differ for here's the thing as an adult we should do something we should come and protect the social workers help demonstrators and affected passers by alike with anything from that ministering i washed to a school shooting elderly people out of the actions and they wear gas masks as protection against the tear gas used by police up to $600.00 canisters fired per day. organizers have developed
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a strategy of holding numerous small rallies at ever changing locations. but hong kong's international airport is a favorite protest is tell global travel is about their goals no extradition of hong kong suspects to mainland china protecting democracy in hong kong after britain handed the territory back to china in 1997 residents were guaranteed freedoms not granted on the mainland including freedom of speech and an independent judiciary beijing says agitate is a stoking violence encouraged by foreign powers including britain. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today tell the lawmakers are such a debate a no confidence motion against the government of prime minister to separate content alright interior minister. called for the vote last week he wants to bring down the government and hold snap elections hoping to become the next new prime minister. a
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new migrant rescue ship has saved more than 250 people in the 1st 3 days in the mediterranean ocean viking picked up the refugees off the coast of libya the vessel is operated by aid organizations doctors without borders and as a west mediterranean. conservative a $100.00 god latte is what amal is new president he won the 2nd round of presidential elections on sunday with 59 percent of the vote the next boss of the prison system defeated sundra taurus a left leaning over 1st place. for sills' right wing president. has hit back at germany for suspending 35000000 euros in aid for the end result he says brazil does not need the money early in announced it was suspending funding because of brazil's failure to halt the forestation meanwhile hundreds of women
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living in the 4 rain forests are making their way to the capital brasilia to join an environmental protest land clearance has increasingly as increased rapidly since both sonora took office in january. these indigenous women of travel to presume to sound the enough monday for a station they say both sinatras policies favoring development are destroying their homeland. we heard it's money that is the one that is women women women i.s.o.'s our forests is disappearing mother nature is asking for help and nobody is listening we need to shout as the last for the deforestation of our land we are crying for help. they have data from the brazilian government's own i n p e institute shows deforestation accelerating sharply the agency says some 2250 square kilometers were cleared last month an increase of 278
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percent from a year ago. the president has repeatedly clashed with green campaign is over de forest station and opening up the amazon for development and he has this noble suggestion. it's enough to eat a little less you talk about environmental pollution it's enough to poop every other day that will be better for the whole world. that's unlikely to convince these indigenous women. they say the need for action to protect their forests is becoming ever more urgent. a growing concern about the environment is raising pressure on the german government to revamp its approach to climate change once seen as a pioneering green policy germany now appears to be struggling to deliver on reducing greenhouse gases the latest idea from the environment minister ban plastic
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bags for a familiar debate is wafting through berlin it's about free plastic bags they're widely available in grocery stores and markets retailers already agreed voluntarily to limit the bags use resulting in a 64 percent drop but $2000000000.00 plastic bags are still used each year that's why germany's environment minister now wants to ban them we've been able to cut he sits by 2 thirds now it makes officials so it continues to know it's the logical next step. the green party backs the move but once more than just talk. nearly every day she calls for a new ban on something and usually very good ideas that you can get behind. i hope that the minister won't just make appeals when it comes to plastic but that she turns that into concrete action. chancellor merkel's party the conservative
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c.d.u. is also considering new proposals regarding climate protection one example and incentive program for getting rid of oil fuel teaching systems in buildings. them and if you look at the structure of buildings in germany you'll notice we have a lot of older heating systems including oil heating they should be modernized and there should be more support for doing that i think that's the right step that's widely suggested it on the. but the far right party says that would leave taxpayers footing the bill for homeowners and landlords not really cause a stimulus program but everyone who has to pay taxes will have to pay for it in the end. germany's government wants to agree on concrete environment policies by september 20th until then the list of proposals looks set to keep growing. let's bring in our political correspondent thomas sparrow good morning thomas morning concerned about the environment about sustainability the climate all of
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that nothing new in germany why this sudden sense of urgency in the german government i would say there are 3 reasons the 1st one is that this seems to be more awareness among the german public and also among them politicians that this isn't and much in fact we've seen polls here in germany that reveal that climate protection is the biggest a topic for german voters we've also seen other polls saying that a majority of people here in germany won more drastic measures when it comes famine protection and that is something that goes hand in hand with the 2nd point that reflects itself in the political favor ability of different parties we've seen the greens for example surging in in germany we saw the results in the part in the european elections in may and that is something that for the german governing coalition has raised so that's 2 key issues the issue is probably a more practical one namely that on the 28th of september germany wants to present some of its key national priorities when it comes to climate protection that will
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come just before a big international summit in new york where top priorities was supposed to happen on september 20th what can we expect in terms of concrete policy proposals well you mentioned the key word it has to be something concrete where we've seen so far is different ministries that are involved presenting what they believe are some of the key priorities when it comes to germany's common protection up to 2030 but those are just proposals as you have to be debated among different parties and different ministries as well one of the big topics that has been debated in recent weeks is a possible c o 2 tax which is an extremely controversial issue here in germany and in fact we've also seen. olds that say that although germans do favor more drastic measures on climate protection carbon tax is not one of them that they think very favorably of. finally the proposed ban on plastic bags here in germany that's getting a lot of attention is not necessarily going to make a big impact in terms of c o 2 emissions but it's getting
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a lot of attention are we likely to see a ban on plastic bags for mitt romney the big question there is not whether it's like you know it is unlikely the big question is what impact that could have and there are those who say that could have a big impact that job and still make you reduce even more the plastic that they use there are others who say that that would just be a symbolic move in that it would be a sort of side solution but that other measures more important measures that become measures needed if germany wants to definitely improve its climate record thank you so much should you know he's tall aspera from our political desk you're watching g.w. news still to come fighting the stigma surrounding the down syndrome me here from the young turks libyan troops riding a wave of success on television as well as in the field. all makers in the u.s. are demanding answers following the death in prison of disc raced financier jeffrey
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epstein they want to know how steen could have taken his own life in a high security jail just weeks after a previous suicide attempt. the removal of a body that is raising many questions not only legally but politically to geoffrey epstein the billionaire businessman was awaiting trial on charges he abused dozens of underage goes and force them into prostitution he was accused of running an illegal sex trafficking ring from his private island in the caribbean some of his accuses said the abuse happened when they were just 14 years old he's alleged victims can't understand why he wasn't watch more closely after he'd already apparently tried to kill himself while in custody or one of anybody that i. just wanted him to be held accountable for his actions court documents published 24
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hours before epstein's death makes reference to several famous individuals who were also allegedly involved in epstein 6 ring thank luke britain's prince andrew a former governor of new mexico and the next senator. steyn was well connected and at times had contact with former u.s. president bill clinton and the current president donald trump in an interview trump once called epstein a great guy he like clinton has since distanced himself publicly from abstain but now trump is spreading conspiracy theories on twitter about epstein's death he writes died of suicide on 24 hour suicide watch how does that happen jeffrey epstein had information on bill clinton and now he's dead in addition to the f.b.i. investigation the justice department has opened its own private incorporation with the white house or says some until information implicating some people very high up this seems to be very concrete and that jeffrey epstein has done some very bad
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things over a number of years and so let's continue to investigate that. weeks ago of trump's labor secretary alexander acosta resigned and he's former job as a prosecutor he offered epstein a sentencing deal which is now being seen as too lenient. despite his death the epstein case is a long way from being closed. in tennis canadian teenager bianca undress crew became the 1st female winner home winner of the rogers cup in 50 years after serena williams retired injured williams was only on court in toronto for 16 minutes before pulling out with back spasms she was left in tears as she was consoled by her rival undress. the last time williams retired from the final was at this tournament in the year 2001 address was more.
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a german foot in german football but us league champions by munich are in action later today in the 1st round of the german cup little is expected of their opponents and he called those who used to take on by and regularly in league but now find themselves in germany's 4th tier. those has seen better days it actually has 1st division pedigree having played 6 seasons in germany's top league between 200-2009 but then the club began to decline steadily ending up in the semi pro 4th division or regional leak as it's called in germany but hope springs eternal they say in fact the team's coach thinks this draw good not being better for his squad. as a 4th division side knowing that you're not going to go too far in this comp you hope for a draw like this by and munich will pack the fans in. no wonder byron
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is chock a block with stars not to mention the dizzying number of titles it's won at home and internationally the bavarians biggest problem seems to be whether they're going to make another big signing before the bundesliga season starts next week and they also want to make a better impression this season after losing to dortmund in the super cup. it's not about wanting a specific result but about the way we played. not letting the rivals have the opportunity to win the game at all. must be given and 6 we need to dominate and control a match as is expected of us. the last time cutbush actually beat byron was more than 10 years ago and its current squad is full of unknowns yet it has proven to be quite resilient in recent german cups having only bowed out the last 2 seasons against 1st division sides on penalty shots. now an exceptional
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young woman who's equally at home in the water and in the t.v. studio a paralympic swimming champion from egypt who's making a splash on television it's not just her gold medal that says for a part she also has down syndrome here's her story. broke my collar lead has truly swum her way to freedom the 23 year old has down syndrome and. here with her new friends she's in her element. i'm happiest when i'm here practicing with my friends. i chat and play with them. and i feel like a champion with you all. but. they're training for the upcoming international competitions. rocked as mother is often hurt by the cruel discrimination her daughter endures. but swimming has
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helped compensate for people's poor treatment of ra after all she's already won several medals in the international competitions. but outside the pool things haven't been easy. the hardest part for me was when i wanted to go to kindergarten and school. many people were against me going to school. they said be thankful that you can walk and talk i love most more they don't understand down syndrome i'm not disabled i have down syndrome it makes me special. another thing that makes her special is the morning show she presents on the popular egyptian t.v. channel d m c before the recording rocked my has a briefing with 2 colleagues and some guests. my and tear gas make their way to the studio for the channel a presenter with down syndrome was
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a courageous step. we found it a little unusual at 1st but then we thought it was great because the result is fantastic and she is very well. i found her at the. rock my has been presenting the morning show for 9 months together with a colleague rockmart always opens the show she's one of 2 main anchors both rock and the station are pushing boundaries well as a full i'm proud and happy because i'm doing something to enlighten society. from the society knows that we can do this now. that we're integrated into society. that we belong to it. that one chromosome doesn't make a difference that down syndrome makes a special. we won't be discouraged by that label given to give.
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to the. rock by khalid says her message is well received she's already succeeded in convincing the mothers of children with down syndrome that they are a gift from god. they're more young people the planet today than ever before in fact. quarter of the world's population there between the ages of 10 and 24 today on the occasion of international youth day we're asking young people around the world about their dream. a dream of global peace so that countries won't need summits and people would need to go to rallies and protests toxins. the biggest change i would like to see in south africa is to see young women leading to country improving themselves standing up for themselves and their and so independent that's no i the main and other person can see why it's to have achieved from. our country i hope that we don't get involved in
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a war that we can always take a democratic path and always act in the people's interests. to change there i want to see is the acceptance from everyone i meet everyone to see anyone or except over human as a human no no racist no discrimination people simple poor live they also understand the true of the story we have to start thinking beyond ourselves so that in short thank everyone the country is able to have that right their future and not just the select few words to us each other more and try to be more understandable it would be it would make the future for all of us much brighter. than 1st of all the wars must and this was for all and so that humanity can survive in this wild like the snows of. this i think people shouldn't stop dreaming no matter how old they are and that people should believe their dreams will come true which is. this is t w
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news coming up next unlocking the mystery of the great fire wall of china a center series shift living in the digital age on course we'll have more news for you at the top of the next hour i'm terry martin thanks for watching.
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