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this is d.w. news live from berlin keeping up the pressure thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of hong kong are marking half a year of demonstrations with the biggest march in months organizers are calling it a last chance for the city's probation government to go live to our correspondent also coming up to a major fire engulfed a factory in india's capital delhi the early morning blaze leaves more than 40 people dead most of them workers who were sleeping inside the building. and the
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favorite wins big at the european film awards in berlin the tragicomedy takes home 8 awards including the top prize will you in at all the glamour and controversy of the ninety's. american evanston welcome to the program. pro-democracy demonstrators in hong kong are staging their largest anti-government rally in months thousands of people are thronging the streets in what's the 1st large scale march to be approved by the city since august after half a year of protests demonstrators say they want to show the world they are not giving up city authorities and protest organizers have called for calm ahead of the rally police announced that arrested several people on weapons charges. a correspondent jill is in hong kong and she joins us now for the latest hello to you
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charlotte so it does seem like in the last couple of months things have quieted down at least since the city's elections recently they've been far fewer demonstrations we can see a lot of people behind you there how big are today's demonstrations. mounts into the streets to join protests over the last couple of weeks since the results of that district council election which we know you saw a landslide victory for pro-democracy candidates people here generally trying to take stock of those results and waiting for the movement for almost dorothy's he said that they are prepared to listen to the results but haven't made any concessions haven't met any of the demands the 5 demands from protesters since those election results not going some way to expelling just why so many people have
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taken to the streets today we've seen thousands of people of all ages marching for several hours now jaring this protest as you said this is the 1st rally that's been organized by the civil human rights front which is behind a lot of the major massive peaceful protests that took place during the summer is the 1st time one of their rallies has been approved by police and not just explains why you got so many thousands of people on the streets today official numbers aren't yet out but this really is very reminiscent of the protests that took place 6 months ago tomorrow the 1st time during this movement that a 1000000 people took to the streets of course a rally i'm sure you remember which which got the whole world's attention. charlotte we've seen lots of violence over the last couple of months and now the government and the protesters are urging calm do you have a sense that things could never the last turn violent today.
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it has largely remained peaceful so far today that was certainly something that authorities here who are headed this march they called for calm they said that they were prepared to use a hard and soft response that's what they called it self when dealing and flexible when dealing with the peaceful protests but they said they were prepared to crack down if it did start to become violent now we know we've seen so many times during these protests it can start off very peaceful for hundreds of thousands of people on the streets and then when when the vast majority go home and they leave some of the the more radical protesters behind that's when you can start to see clashes so father today has remained peaceful police though issuing its wheats warning that rather the rally is all through eyes people no doubt to gather at the end point of this march route that is then on with the rise we are still waiting to see what happens is this march truly draws to a close all right charging the child some pill and hong kong for us we thank you
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very much. to india now where at least 43 people have been killed in a fire in the capital delhi the blaze broke out in a workshop building in the crowded old city center early this morning when most of the dead were workers who were sleeping inside the factory to just fall sent us this update. we're at the location where a massive fire broke out in old delhi this morning the rescue work has been concluded but the dramatic loss of life is continuing to hold the attention of precedence over yours as well as law enforcement services early this morning at about 5 am local time the 1st call of was made reporting the fire and toti fired and were rushed to the sports however the loss of life is well over 40 reported already several people have been injured many authorities have come to the sport the chief minister off new delhi has announced compensation and has also instituted
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and inquiry trying to find out within 7 days what exactly caused the fire but what is important to note is that this is a very congested area which also has suggested that she complexes and the fact she was not really a big factory but a collection of small workshops there are concerns that these may not have been legal which is why a fire safety norms one not being for lord the neighbor as most of whom who lost their lives were actually sleeping at the location and a reason for that also might be that they will migrant workers it's cheaper to live in the factory and to get to work foster that and again if the factory was actually illegal labor safety norms may not also have been followed right now the focus is on ensuring that those who have been rescued are being are being treated but the end the inquiries into the incidents will try to find out what exactly may have happened this is not the 1st such incident in delhi just last year in january 17
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people lost their lives to a similar fire incident in a illegal fire cracker factory so the action that the parties need to take should not be limited just in this incidence it would be what's watching what exactly they will do to ensure that such incidents do not keep repeating themselves in the capital. let's get a check now some of the other stories making news around the world. north korea says it carried out an important test at a rocket testing signed this comes as the country appeared to shut the door on further disarmament talks with the united states yang war and that it wouldn't restart the nuclear negotiations unless washington ease sanctions. firefighters in australia are racing to contain almost 100 bush fires in the east of the country weather conditions have eased but a heat wave with strong winds is forecast for early this coming week which will likely mean even more severe places. new details have emerged about friday's fatal
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shooting at a u.s. naval base authorities say the suspect showed videos of mass shootings at a dinner party the night before the attack the gunman killed 3 people and wounded several others before being shot by police but he was a saudi air force officer who was training at the base no links to terrorist groups have been discovered. berliner rolled out the red carpet this weekend as it hosted the 32nd edition of the annual european film awards and one film took center stage the aptly named the favorite the tragicomedy directed by your glad he was when an 8 awards including the top prize bought the lead up to european cinemas big night was not without controversy. i am a night of glamour and celebration as europe's film in the street gathered in berlin for the european film awards and there was one winner to rule them all. the
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way that. is the phrase for. the period drama about 2 cousins vying to be the court favorites of queen and haven't won 8 awards including best european film and best actress for libya called my. throat and i've been delaying during the video except what happened what happened to tip the 3rd i was really excited antonio banderas was awarded best actor for his role in pain and glory. which are very very kind of getting emotional thank you very much to everybody who dreamy i feel with gratitude is very important to me. and celine cialis portray to the lady on fire one best screenplay. away from the night successes the ceremony was also subject to controversy. the e.f. a's decision to nominate roman polanski's period drama an officer and
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a spy in 4 of the main categories grew condemnation from those who see polanski primarily as a man accused of sexual assault and rape but despite the nominations the film failed to win any awards and the ceremonies focus remained on one of celebration it was certainly a night to celebrate for jem and directive and how to solve he received a lifetime achievement award. corporation if europe in countries has made it possible that countries too small. street. become visible. coming from those countries because the european. made it possible. fitting tribute for a night of spotlight on european cinema. and joining me in the studio to talk more about the european film awards entertainment
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correspondent scott roxboro scott good to see you ok so the night's big winner the favorite it got 8 awards we're talking before the show about how this was not another typical period drama how was this film different yeah it's interesting because i watch a lot of european movies there's this whole tradition of these big splashy period dramas and european cinema that i actually don't like it's become very cliche it's sort of the lay down with stereotypes and so on what you does with the favorite is completely different he sort of takes this genre various stablished european genre and he turns it upside down and tears it inside out i mean by doing a couple of things one he takes the female characters into some of the center of the stories and the story of 3 steamy female characters led by a with the. queen and. but then he also is a perspective he adds a lot of dark humor and sort of absurdist elements of the film without. eliminating
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any this lack of the movie and i i think what he did was the favorite was reinvent the shondra and also sort of give new life to the even our view of european history i think i was quite amazing and definitely deserved winner last night well in general it was a good night for younger filmmakers tell us about that yeah i thought was interesting just some of. these big stablish european directors pedro almodovar roman polanski men who sort of helped shape our view of european cinema nominations but the vast majority of the prizes went to the younger generation manta most of course but i'd like to highlight a. first time filmmaker from france largely who won for best debut film last night and his film is called limousine goblet and it's a look sort of gritty and gripping look at the life in the bottom years these these very poor suburbs of paris where lives and still there's grew up and still lives and and this vision of sort of police brutality of oppression. we've never seen
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it so from the inside like we do in this movie and this. is also of such an image of europe that we almost never see on film and i thought it was an amazing film and that it got awarded last night is really amazing i think what i saw in the films i saw being in nominated being boarded last night shows that europe doesn't only have a great tradition of cinema they also have a pretty impressive looking future well german director of our hearts talk except at a lifetime achievement award many would agree that a well deserved and we saw in our report a clip of his acceptance speech he was talking about how cooperation within europe is so vital to making good films what did you make of his remarks i thought was interesting they decided to highlight that because there is a big difference between how films are made here in europe and how they're made in hollywood and he highlighted the idea that. in america it's show business it's all
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about the money here in europe it's actually more about the cooperation films in europe are made co-op collectively he didn't say it but i would say that despite all the problems of the european union on the film side europe works it works exactly as as the european union imagine so maybe the politicians in doing brecht's said or did earlier or whatever who are against european union look to the european film industry because there's what's done done right. is film expert scott roxboro always good to talk to you. and that's the latest from d.w. news i'll be back again at the top of the hour with another news update in the meantime don't forget you can always get the latest news and information on our website just go to d.w. dot com but now we leave you with some pictures of a house in the small german town of hinton that is packed to the rafters with record breaking 358 christmas trees have a look 6
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