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as to w.'s life from ballet and the new life the children of islamic state fighters thousands live with their mothers in a camp in northeastern syria some european countries have allowed some of them to come home now germany has agreed to take. on the program on u.n. world humanitarian day a look at the work of the white house that's in syria say things about the brutal. force the leaders of germany on 200 mocking historic milestone on the both feet and on cutting 30 years ago today told 3 austria was open during thousands of his job
to head west. i'm phil gal welcome to the program germany has agreed to take in 4 children born to former islamic state fights as good show for just under the children to a german denigration in syria on the border with iraq to fall into german fathers and mothers have been living in ne serious alcohol. on more than $70000.00. that's the 1st time germany has agreed to accept times from 6 other countries including from spain belgium have already done so called in a 100 children of german parents are still left. political correspondent it will have no clue kroft can tell us more about today's decision welcome but when and why
is this happening now. well 1st it should be said this very complicated situation involving potentially many children many families that have been caught up in i-s. fighting over the years from people in their families going to the region in syria and iraq to fight for i asked now this particular case deals with 4 children all under the age of $101.00 even is younger than 10 months who's also suffering from serious brain injury now the german authorities agreed to take these children it seems after a berlin court a few weeks ago ruled that these children must be taken back this is after months of the german government dragging their feet in trying to figure out exactly what to do with kids who have some sort of legal right to return to germany these children are said to be going to northern iraq where they're going to be seeing seeking medical care and when they're healthy enough they will continue on to germany ok so this is very much against the german government's wishes it seems let's see if some of what the german foreign minister must decide today.
for lish. it's most welcome that for german children who had been in custody in northern syria were able to leave the country today and will advocate for other children to also be able to leave syria. so this essentially concerned small children and their accommodation is anything but optimal and ultimately they cannot be held responsible for their parents' behavior that's why we want to help their. william he sounds like he's making the best of a bad job that they had to be sued into a lot of these children to come to germany now he's saying that they are welcome what's going to happen to the 100 or so other children of german descent who are still left. that so far strangely unclear now regional news and media in the region around syria iraq they are reporting there are some larger plan at foot but that is nothing that the german government has yet to confirm so far this this can
concerns just the 4 children the german government said there's no master plan for bringing all the children back or all the families related to i.a.s. fighters so where this goes from here is still very unclear of course you know just for purposes of comparison how complicated this is germany and the e.u. was having trouble what to do with refugees coming into europe so this is even more complicated situation when you're dealing with children and relatives of hardened i guess fighters and the risk of radicalization is really quite real well you know the glue cruft thank you you know belgium is one of the few other european countries to have taken in i asked children here's a look at how they rescued them from a school to come in the world in syria. children absolutely exhausted starving sick injured children of a war not of their making. and they're stranded here in no man's land with the
kurds in northern syria. a refugee camp meant 410000 people now shelter 73000 because no one wants them these people might belong to i.a.s. . but heidi to power of the belgian children's protection center child focus says that's no excuse for the terrible situation at the camp the courts are very clear that they do not have enough resources to take care of all these international foreign women and children who at a certain point were members of. isis so that's very clear they also feel that the international. coalition is leaving them a little bit a little behind. after much debate the belgian government decided to send a small group of experts to syria. among them is heidi to power. her
assignment to find belgian children in syria to build report with them and then bring them back to their home country. in the end it's 6 out of nearly 50 children orphans so they are eager to give the children back the only thing is they say a lot of countries are not contacting us are not talking to us so that's one thing and the other thing they say of course a lot of countries. have the now the demand that only the children can come back to the models the kurds categorically reject this they don't want to separate mothers from their children and they no longer want to be responsible for these women to have to care for them the kurds had suffered massively at the hands of i.a.s. . people who belong to my ass have to live under strict surveillance in
a separate area of the camp and with good reason. the moderate and especially runaway women and children are greatly terrorized by as loyalists they fear for their lives. i did a mistake i can hear my children right here if i have to sit trying to years in prison and i have to pay for it even the money for that i stay in prison i would to go to church years in prison really for life yes psychologic more tests and one time on. people in the camp who do not submit to i ask are punished torched and women and children are killed. we have to realize that there is a caliphate developing within the camps in north eastern syria and this is a potential danger for the children who are there and for the women who turned their back on isis they will come back illegally out of scope with.
possibilities of attacking our society so for safety reasons yes for safety reasons we have to get them back the experts say it's the only way to keep an eye on them you know let's get more on the considerations and behind the decisions through. these children and their problematic patterns from a journalist i mean musawi who's written extensively about iris welcome to the doubly so we heard that. this is this is tricky clearly countries don't want these countries these children and their parents to come here to europe for fear that they're going to commit acts of violence or indeed radicalized others so how dangerous are these people phil it is dangerous to ation this is a hot spots of i as we are talking about i just fell down and there is no control over territory but still under that place remember. that
prison south of basra was also hotspots of these lands where from there i will back in baghdad and the other came out from that prison because they meet each each day that is not controlled what are they doing which i don't know gee is going on through that camp and that's why the troops are in specially 18 to 12 years old if we are not going to take them back we are going to deal 56 years later with a new generation of violence this this is a obligation in front of us legally and also morally so it's the german government was that had to be sued to allow for orphans 4 children to come to germany there are $100.00 more children of german descent out there do you think it is inevitable that those children and perhaps their parents will come back. to cases children and
parents to a different think i think the. so than to have the right to come back to just have and another chance to live and the normal life just to save them from that i don't know but of all the parents it is another question because we are talking about hundreds of jihads from europe not just in germany also france bridge in holland and not just in iraq by the way also in iraq and iraq and syria both from that ex i stir we are talking about hundreds and that's why i think in new york people love all that should be a solution for that whole package how we are going to deal with them through international court or individually each country got back their citizens i think in the end of the day we are not going to leave that problem for the local partners cords are you rocky's because it is dangerous imagine what would
happen if turkey attacked because it's they will not have the capacity to guard that people and we will have couse in the end. very complicated you've taught to search nicely thank you thank you much. i will stay in syria now with a look at the work of the white helmet rescue organizations the united nations marks world humanitarian day a tribute to aid workers who risked their lives in humanitarian service the white helmets of based in it live 7 of the volunteers were killed recently as government forces and their russian allies advanced on the city it lip is the final stronghold of rebels opposed to president bashar al assad. racing to save lives rescue of mohammed tommy receives details of the incident over his radio a russian warplane has dropped bombs on an apartment block in moderate on
a town in syria's province right now every moment counts. they arrive at the scene to look for survivors buried in the rubble who can't get out without their help and the ownership. this time at least it seems no one is being hurt or needs the white helmets assistance. we help injured civilians children women and old people are dead our work is really important there's no other organization on the scene that's saving lives in the form it was up for when it was shown that. mohammed joined the white helmets in 2013 he's one of 180 volunteers based here at this emergency center. of rescued thousands of people from the rubble that's what inspires muhammad to keep going. still not every mission is
a success and the memories of what he's seen still haunt him i. woke up that what the new and the worst was when i pulled 2 brothers from underneath a concrete ceiling they've both been sleeping in the same bed and one of them was already dead you know we saved the other not the one that made me cry not by. the white helmet i've been working around the clock since the government launched its live offensive. syrian and allied russian fighter jets have been bombing targets here in the last rebel held controlled region in the country. the government says it's only targeting militias loyal to al qaeda but in reality they've also been hitting apartments hospitals markets. and schools. the white helmets document the reality of this war from the ground assets sees them as terrorists and that's why they themselves have become
a target. in again and again as we were rushing to save people's lives russian jets launched a 2nd wave of bombings hitting the rescuers many of our people have been killed or injured in that way i thought and how it's all but that the. 9 white helmets of died in the past 3 months alone the group says. a good friend of mohamed's was one of them. was. that i couldn't deal with what happened for a whole week i couldn't talk to anyone and couldn't understand what had happened i was with him when he was hit we wanted to save civilians the child was. mohammed has also been injured in the field several times. but he says in the end all that pain has just made him stronger. now to some of the other stories making news around the world the trial has begun in sudan of deposed president
obama out bashir on corruption charges on the 1st day the former president admitted receiving $90000000.00 in cash from the saudi royal family his minister is the mr party rule sudan for 30 years before he was forced from power. get ready in a coliseum and prime minister bars johnson britain says it will end freedom of movement for e.u. nationals immediately after a break said mr johnson most of the u.k. would be ready to leave the a huge deal or no deal on the 31st of october. wildfires are raging across the spanish on the ground canary about a 1000 people have been moved to safety since places broke out on saturday hundreds of firefighters and more than a dozen planes and helicopters now battling the flames emergency services of warn that the situation is very serious and the fires remain. french president emanuel was hosting a rare bilateral visit from russian as likely reputed to a major e.u.
power as a person has now arrived at present not from summit retreat on france's mediterranean coast the visit pacifist of across attempt to improve relations at a time of heightened tensions between russia and the west eastern ukraine is on the agenda mr seek to press putin to help end the conflict that. comes just days before his dramatic a host of world leaders for the g. 7 summit which was the g. 8 before russia was excluded for c.z. crimea from ukraine. just. skip on this from the dubuque response and be sure most welcome i mean how important is this music while russian state t.v. has been calling this a historical meeting and in some ways they may not be wrong after all for russia we can see the shifting importance of france of and of president michael as
a partner today after all i'm going to max germany's chancellor will be stepping down soon britain is in the throes of her exit so of course observers here say that russia is looking more and more towards france and as well has been emphasizing since the beginning of his term as president the importance of keeping dialogue open with russia and we've seen that in statements and in the rhetoric today of letting reports in kind of fact. president might call french president might call for reinstall reinstating russia's voting rights in the council of europe he also presented russia once again as a reliable partner when it comes to european security he emphasized that it was the u.s. that left the eye and that the treaty that arms treaty and it seems as well as if might call was almost from welcoming russia into the european fold he emphasized again and again the importance of remembering that russia is also
a european country as he said rather a symbolic step just ahead of these g. 7 meetings which as you say russia has been include excluded from since the annexation of crimea now talk about crimea of course that the conflict in ukraine is going to be high on the agenda do do we have anything in the way of progress. well so far that conflict has really been in deadlock particularly under. the previous ukrainian president and observers had been hoping that there could become kind of some kind of a change with becoming president this year and it does seem that that may perhaps be happening today we heard from vladimir putin who said that he expressed he expressed what he said was careful optimism about the resolution of the conflict in ukraine he mentioned that he had spoken to zillion ski on the phone in june and
that there were several aspects that he wanted to discuss with with his french counterpart today so that really does seem kind of. like a big step forward almost on russian media has been running with that as breaking news even so far the kremlin had adopted kind of a wait and see policy when it comes to the dance key they've been waiting as well to see how strong he really emerges from the parliamentary elections which did see his party take kind of the win the majority of the seats in the parliament in ukraine we may see out of this meeting some kind of a decision on holding talks in the normandy format so that's with france germany ukraine and russia and we may even in the coming weeks see some kind of a prisoner exchange but that's just for being off to mystic so we'll have to see it's always strive for optimism really sure live in moscow thank you. this is
d.w. news life and balance still to come only and does it make their top slights debut in the point as they go to opening weekend see their hopes crushed by obvious lives . ahead of that we'll have a look at other historic a milestone on the road to german reunification and the end of the cold war in 1990 europe was still divided by the iron curtain between the soviet controlled east and the democratic west but 30 years ago today in the hunger area in town of shop wrong hundreds of east germans fleeing communism unexpectedly allowed to cross the border and austria. followed months later by the fall of the berlin wall. of the leaders of germany and hungary commemorated the opening of the border in shopfront today the pairing struck many as odd i'm going back all over to have really been seeing have rarely seen eye to eye when it comes to borders and
migration. a solemn ceremony to commemorate a moment the change the course of history german chancellor angela merkel and hungary and prime minister viktor orban both came to shop around 30 years ago a picnic in this hungary and city at the border with austria led to the tearing down of a cold war barrier in europe. allston picnic well that it was the picnic became the scene of the biggest breakout of people from east germany since the construction of the wall and 961. dump the pan-european picnic it was organized at the austria-hungary and border during the gathering at least 600 east germans cross the border and escape to freedom in the west by november an estimated 70000 had fled via hungary. this event was seen as a key factor in the fall of the berlin wall itself 3 months later. that's of my
theory but i would like to thank the people of hungary once again from the bottom of my heart on the eve of hungary's national day for the courage they had at the time germany will not forget us. if i get. his magical and all been celebrated the anniversary of this pivotal moment it was clear that the relationship between the 2 leaders has strained in recent years. because the hungary and police and border guards are standing guard at the southern border everyone who reads the intelligence reports knows that the migrant flood is not over me gosh out of their cars and i mean have we got. a different am we possibly still there for today on the issue of people's right to stay here once they've arrived germany has asylum laws and the geneva refugee convention so these people have a right to stay convince their own machall and orbán hold very different views on how europe's borders should be managed today obama is known as one of the biggest
critics of merkel's decision to open germany's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees 4 years ago. i did w. political correspondent simon youngs following this story in hungary has this report. 30 years ago hungary opened its borders to let east german refugees seek freedom and a better life in the west victor alben says he's proud of that past and believes his government with its tough line on migrants from outside europe is defending that very same freedom today while angle americal takes a different line on migration emphasizing what she calls europe's common values and responsibilities here in shop from the 2 leaders focused on areas where they can agree such as combating the causes of migration and chancellor merkel also said that the events of 989 convinced her that when people stand up for what they believe in politics can change in ways that nobody expects.
will match in berlin last night saw the culmination of a decades long dream ballet and it was their 1st ever game in the top tier of german football the bundesliga despite this union fans started the match with a silent protest for the 1st 15 minutes as they condemned their opponents' lack of tradition and use of corporate money. to new and berlin fans have been waiting for this moment for decades and the emotion showed finally in the big time those who didn't live to see the day were also there in spirit. the out the 1st of high is a very different ground to what i'll be like to get used to in the blunders league . but the negative reception for the club backed by an energy drinks firm was very familiar but you know. i don't play as we're looking to hit the ground running and show the togetherness which helped win them promotion.
the game had a muted start on 15 minutes the supporters brought into life just as they did like 6 marcel half the bat struck. your knuckles when 1st one is a good goal celebration is like the boss neil. gave the full back far too much room but it was still a fine finish. the crack of a muscle summits at double the lead on 31 minutes if you knew and didn't know how tough the blunders they get would be they knew now. we own coach fisher bravely put his glasses back on but it soon got worse to move them on a bus through to make it 3 no just before half time. because if it included to grab the 4th after the break. who knew my heart broken at the end it will be a tough season for the promoted bilin as the coach club's supporters will keep on singing. i and a surprise draw at home has seen by merely
a chance trenton its side with the signing of forward to philip continue from barcelona the brazilian the joys of a season long. past the black ted say if all goes well by all that i have the option of making the deal permanent for just 120000000. now now here's a reminder of our top story at this hour germany has agreed to take in full children of so-called islamic state fighters from the camps in northeastern syria also half in germany. thousands of others are still living in the town with that. this is his life coming up next indeed a patient china has a look at beijing's propaganda battle against the protests in hong kong. the same place open opened again in afghanistan's culture among 100 other trust rick promised the state and. those stories and
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