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1970. 2 to dismiss sure it's december 23rd. the but. this is the w. news live from the bush fires burning out of control in australia several fires have now combined to form a neck of fun a sydney shopping the country's largest city in a cloud of toxic smoke bonfires just say it's too big to close out also coming up on the streets of paris says activists expressed their rage a proposed economic reforms they say will make life on affordable. and
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europe's preserve take to the stage here a ballot in european film awards will introduce you to the way. and have a home for a glad you could join me firefighters in australia battling hundreds of fires in the country's east now they include a massive bush fog north of the largest city sydney it was formed when many smaller blazes joined together and authorities say that it is now too big to put out. grass fires bushfires. and even a finite a deadly swell of flames spinning out of control. these are just some of the dozens of blazes this is a ripping across the. east in australia several fires have come together in
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a mega fire in an area roughly 60 kilometers across leaving the nearby city of sydney swaped in toxic smoke. the speed and unpredictability of the fire leaves rural residents with little choice so any torn him or just come out of the sorcery just leaves bushfires a common in australia but meteorologists say climate change is exacerbating this fire season it's an extreme challenge especially for firefighters equipment as well for the next where there's a 3rd major fire boris i mean you start to go up there's little relief in sight forecasters say more hot dry and windy conditions are on the way in the coming days . well to another area of environment ivor mental concern oxygen in the world's oceans is being lost at an unprecedented rate threatening sea life important ecosystems and some coastal communities scientists speaking at this weekend's un
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climate change conference in madrid say that the rising temperatures overfishing and pollution also play well our very own alex forrest watching joins me now for more on this good to see alix tell us more about these findings and what's or who are to blame well this is being compiled by scientists working for the i you see and that's the international union for the conservation of nature and it's the largest report of its kind and what they are all warning people is that the warming seize on leading to dead zones that means there is no oxygen left and they've also highlighted 700 sites where there was virtually no oxygen left that's up from just 45 in the 1960 so you can see that there is has been a huge change over the last few decades now all fish need dissolved oxygen to survive but the launch a species need much more so for example choose and sharks what do they do to get that oxygen. now will they go to the shallow waters where they can get hold of the
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gas that is though at least invulnerable to fishing that leads to another problem of overfishing and there is one other issue here and that is nutrient pollution it's something we've heard about in the past where chemicals come off the land they go into the water the seas the rivers because of farming and industry and again exacerbating this problem so scientists are very concerned about it it sounds concerning it also sounds fairly scientific so what does this mean in reality well i think scientists are really trying to to remind us all just how important the oceans are to our lives and how they protect us for example from climate change and that's because they absorb the huge amount of carbon dioxide that's in the atmosphere and also heat so if oxygen starts to disappear it's going to have an effect such as a loss of habitat a loss of biodiversity so already scientists to say this will have a huge impact on fish stocks which again are already under threat because of this
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overfishing and let's just remember that all our marine life is already facing problems from things like plastic pollution what's perhaps one worrying research scientists saying that in the long term they don't really know what effect this lack of oxygen is going to have in the future or something you never want to hear from scientists so what needs to be done where they want to be immediate action in 3 areas 1st of all curb greenhouse gas emissions get rid of this nutrient pollutions have the chemicals running off the land and stop the overfishing the thing is it sounds very good on paper very difficult to put into practice when you're talking about global leaders who can't agree on things we know that some of those leaders don't even particularly believe in climate change and those that do will be concerned about the political impact the economic impact but the scientists saying you have to act and you have to do it now absolutely issuing that warning on
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a very important point indeed alex forrest whited thanks so much. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world at this hour hundreds of women have marched through the streets of beirut to demonstrate against sexual harassment those who also code for rights including being able to cast their citizenship on to children of her own husbands nationwide demonstrations began in lebanon in october. in iraq funerals have been held for protesters killed in friday's attacks in baghdad more than 20 people were killed and 130 wounded when masked gunman stormed protest sites the home of a prominent cleric who's also targeted. the united states and iran have each freed a prisoner and a swarm of chinese american detained for 3 years on spying charges and in a reign accused of violating u.s. sanctions have returned it was a rare acts of cooperation between the 2 hostile countries. all from
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says reeling from the largest strikes in decades which of course transport chaos across the country national rail operator said that just 110th of trains were running off and union members are on strike in protest against changes to the national pension system the government plans to unveil a reform one choose expected to include incentives to make people work longer maybe and say that the plant threatens home one worker's rights truckers who survived highways to protest rises in fuel taxes while. well ali was virtual correspondent lisa lewis in paris and we asked her if authorities that were prepared for those protests as you can see right behind me there's heavy police presence here at this a demo by the city union one of the a far left unions here in france they are demonstrating against the recent labor market reform unemployment benefit reform but obviously also against the pension reform it's a big picture they say in iraq all the president they say is taking apart our
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social security system but people are really angry and they're really afraid many. people here have told me you know the plan i'm on our correspondents to bring together $42.00 pension systems into one single system and they understand that the current system might not be sustainable in the long run but they just don't trust the president to do the right thing they think that he's just going to take away from those who are already struggling to make ends meet. in paris well new european commission president funded line is closer cooperation between europe and africa on issues like climate change the former german defense minister promised a strong european support to officials from the african union who are going to say she represents all 55 countries across the continent and its 1300000000 people on the line made her remarks at his headquarters in. doha call for those stronger ties
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with africa comes in the face of increasing chinese involvement that. a new dawn for africa to underline the growing importance of the continent ursula from the lyon chose added as her 1st international visit as head of the european commission from the european union to the african union which is based here in the ethiopian capital. it's important to me that we work together on projects to fight climate change to the here in africa in and is out about people are experiencing the results of climate change as well followed in the scheme of on that but climate change is just one issue migration is still a big concern for europe and it also hopes for closer economic cooperation meeting with ethiopian prime minister and nobel peace prize winner made the 2 sides signed contracts worth 170000000 euros for projects including infrastructure and health
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care i would like to express my appreciation. sunday to you to feel safe enough to go. this is the way i was. offered the fund lion regularly speaks of a geo political european commission one that would strengthen europe's influence in the world but the e.u. has some catching up to do for example the light rail system in that is about was financed and built by china. will violate his bright lights glitz and glamour as host of the 2nd a new european film awards and the big winner was that he named the period drama the favorite by greek a director at your best lance abbas and the winner is the paper. i mean right there you draw on a 18 european film awards including best film best are exit best comedy and fresh
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of oscar winners the same old best actress who questions and maybe a call that the best european accent goes to spain's antonio banderas for his role in and glory he was recognized as well. at the cannes film festival. well watching the awards for us is our culture correspondent scott roxboro he joins me in the studio i did see scott i mean tell us a little bit more about the favorite i know that you were you were a fan definitely most definitely one of the best films european or otherwise that scene probably last 10 years i thought was an amazing movie it's got came into these awards with a bit of a head start because it picked up 10 oscar nominations this year and one oscar win for a live you coleman as as best actor sort of launched her international career this film what i loved about the favorite is it takes a very sort of conventional someone say tired john of the sort of european period drama and it just completely twists it completely flips it on its head one way
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because it takes makes females the center 3 for women at the center of this movie which typically in historical dramas it's always a male story you never see the woman's point of view and also just by having sort of really nasty humor throughout throughout it to make i think this is the sort of historical events much more relevant and see much more current and in the center of it all of course is livia coleman amazing amazing actress and this role she plays a queen like you've never seen before we some of the highlights movie together as a clip let's let's take a look. i can tell even if i can't say i don't have the what font and. space to print tragedy everyone needs me. to. tell you mark me. rather. unusual to me that i. know that it. seems like she's getting quite good at playing
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your strategy right out of. the king of the night and i suppose best actor goes to you and tony about those for pain and glory just win your opinion yeah definitely i mean of course tony but there is doesn't need the attention he's a major international star already but i think this performance in pain and glory from a load of ours probably needs his best his entire career i've never seen this actor who sort of embodies machoism play such a fragile and delicate figure he basically plays a lightly fictionalized version of the director of self emotive are the film is sort of a tale of a lot of us life and work lightly fictionalized and. playing playing the director an amazing movie he won best actor in cannes when it premiered definitely a deserving winner this evening and overrule house european cinema been this year i mean you live and breathe these movies how's it treated you 2900 this is been one of the best years i have to say in many many years a really fine fine fine wine this year i mean we had some great directors like your
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ghost on the most like. most of our delivering amazing films really at the top of their game but also a lot of young new directors coming off very interesting perspectives one of my favorite films this year was a french film name is that gobbler by largely and he's a 1st time directors his 1st feature film and this is a story set in the sort of rough suburbs in in the around paris where where the director actually comes from and a story of police brutality it's a story of deprivation incredibly gritty incredibly authentic but also really really. beautifully done and amazingly beautifully shot it won tonight for best 1st feature at the european film awards really deservedly and i think it shows that not only does europeans and i have a great past with the directors like a mode of our it also with directors like that. has an amazing future and you could see that young oh very much so very much so especially. because some of the european fillmore's of years past have been a bit long in the tooth this this was
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a long ceremony but about a def we had some young blood there as well right plenty of movies to watch for us thanks a lot. for you watching news from berlin coming up next it is shift living in the digital age is looking at how to choose the right you want it remember you can always follow us on twitter news is all handle plenty more news on our website as to w dot com and have a home free in balance thanks for your company. which are pretty. sure linked to screw africa in the world your link to exception your stories and discussions from the news of these events and while website the deputy comes to africa join or something spoke at g.w. for.

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