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but live from the dw studios here in berlin, this is your world news on the journal. but good to have you with us. our headlines at this hour -- canada's parliament pays tribute to the sergeant that shot dead wednesdays attacker. prime minister harper says his country will not run scared. the european union runs out an ambitious plan to cut greenhouse gases. the leaders are divided on who should pay the bill. and cheap -- white has some israelis ready to pack their bags -- why it has some israelis ready to pack their bags and move to germany. ♪ we start in ottawa where the
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investigation into yesterday's shooting attack continues. a gunman shot dead a soldier at a war memorial before going on a rampage in parliament. he was killed by police. >> the shooter has been identified as a 32-year-old canadian man who had recently converted to islam. authorities have cited terrorism as a motive, but many other details remain unclear. >> canada's prime minister stephen harper said the shooting was an attack on his country's values. >> there was a hero's welcome for sergeant at arms kevin vickers. he is credited with shooting dead the suspected gunman who launched the attack. the canadian parliament reconvenedbut the sound of gunsh echoed through the corridors on wednesday was a vivid memory in everyone's minds. the prime minister said canada won't he intimidated. >> we will be vigilant, but we will not run scared.
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we will be prudent, but not panic. and as for the business of cumberland, here we are -- the business of government, here we are in our seats in the chamber where democracy is at work. [applause] >> this twitter photo is said to show the 32 euros gunman from québec. reports suggest he is a petty criminal who recently converted to islam. [no audio] a friend said he had been unstable lately. tributes to his victim at the war memorial. prime minister stephen harper and his wife laid a wreath for the soldier who had been morbidly will did. he was 24, the father of a six-year-old son. suddenly, a man broke through the crowd barrier. police arrested him at gunpoint. it turned out he simply wanted to lay down some flowers.
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canada is jittery. the countries asking whether the attack would have could have been prevented. the prime minister says he will speed up lands to give security agencies more powers of detention and surveillance. . >> we want to go to journalist garrett brown on the line with us now. the shooter has widely and identified as michael z ehaf-bibeau. what do we know about him right now? >> we don't know much about him. we do not know whether -- how strongly he has been influenced by extremist ideologies and whether he has accomplices. police right now think that he acted alone. we know he grew up in montréal and visited a private high school. his troubles started when he was in his 20's with several
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encounters with law enforcement. and then he visited a mosque in british columbia and his friend said he developed strange behavior and talking about the devil, who was after him. this is what we know about him and that he had been seen as a high-risk traveler, therefore the security agencies in canada refused to issue a passport for him. >> wednesday's attack was the second terrorism related attack in just two days in canada. suspects in both of these attacks, reportedly recent converts to islam. is this being reported as the islamic state's for coming to western shores, as had been predicted in fear? >> we have to be careful to draw the line between zehaf-bibeau
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and the islamic state, but it seems to be the message of the islamic state to followers in other countries, including canada, to find people who are willing to act in this way and commit violent acts, or are considering acting in this way. and we know from the canadian agency about a canadian sighting in arab -- about the canadian fighting in arab countries, they are being willing and influence to go to other countries. i am reluctant to say the islamic state war is coming to canada, though. >> thank you very much. more nigerian girls kidnapped. it seems that despite the newly agreed truce between the militant local haram group and the nigerian government -- vocal haram --boko haram group and
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the nigerian government, there was another attack. they later released the older women. they are also being blamed for a bomb blast in one state that left five people dead. watch closely over the next two days. the european union will become a perfect micro case study over why it is so difficult to reach a global agreement on fighting climate change. the eu's 28 members are holding a summit in brussels. 28 countries hoping to strike a deal on how to cut co2 gases over the next 16 years. >> and it could be a long night and an even longer friday. from ireland to france to germany to sweden, every country in the eu has its own demands. >> the future of europe was on hand at the summit, along with today's eu leaders.
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one brought along his grandchildren to the meeting. but securing a deal on climate change here will be anything but child's play. poland is leading opposition to an ambitious carbon target. the new prime minister is worried that could work -- could result in job losses in her country's coal rich country. the government in germany is playing down quick agreements. >> these discussions will not be easy and i cannot yet predict whether there will be a result. [no audio] >> by 2030. the eu commission wants 40% reductions. and it has proposed upping renewables share of the mix to 27%, but eastern european countries are wary of the target, because it could hurt their fossil fuel industries and give other countries in economic edge.
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bubububububu frara s s s s s s n the issue and convinced that europe needs to commit to ambitious targets. they argue the ee you must show leadership -- they argue the ee u must show leadership on this issue. >> if we cannot be in agreement, how will we convince the chinese and other countries? >> negotiations are excited to last long into the night. >> and our correspondent will probably also be burning the midnight oil covering the story for us. max, a lofty goal, cutting co2 emissions by 40% by 2030. what is a realistic expectation? what kind of deal can we expect? >> the biggest problem is the polish prime minister. 100,000 jobs directly linked to the coal industry in poland. she is under immense pressure
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back home not to budge there. but everybody else, basically wants her to budge, except for a couple of eastern european countries. but if she moves, everybody else moves him a that is the assumption. that is why the french chancellor and the french president and -- righty german chancellor and the french president took her into a different room today and talked for over an hour, trying to find some kind of copper mice. it's clear something will have to give and it's probably -- buying -- trying to find some kind of compromise. it's clear something will have to give. >> also on the agenda, which could cause other lawmakers to stay up very late, and that is, the eu policy on ebola. >> that is not so controversial. people want to do something about it. that is probably why they will appoint an ebola czar here.
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a lot of things are happening. money is not really the issue. the problem is to find qualified helpers to go to west africa to help them, doctors and nurses. they are not willing to go down there because the infection rate in danger is so high, and europe cannot give them the guarantee to come back and fly them out of west africa and treat them in europe if they do get infected, because the europeans just don't have the equipment to do it. first and foremost, they don't have the airplanes needed, because you need special airplanes with isolated cabins. >> macs with the technical story for us in brussels. thank you very much. >> across the atlantic where u.s. president barack obama says he is cautiously optimistic about beating ebola there. >> starting next monday, all passengers entering the u.s. from sierra leone, guinea, or liberia will have to take their temperature and contact health officials every day for three weeks.
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>> these west african nations are at the center of the ebola pandemic. >> this hospital was on the front line of the fight against ebola. now it's empty. doctors are not coming back to work because of fear they will be infected. here in the capital, many people have lost faith in the country's health service. one of them used to do good business selling food to doctors and patients. >> there are no customers anymore. people have run away from the hospital, because even if you just have a headache, they will tell you have ebola and give you an injection that will kill you. >> misinformation is part of the problem. the world health organization says almost 4900 people have died in the outbreak. though the real number may be much higher. medical staff are in very short supply.
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in neighboring liberia, there were only about 50 trained doctors he for ebola hit. in europe, the first ebola patient to be treated in germany has left the hospital. he recovered without use of experimental drugs. doctors simply treated his symptoms. >> you don't need specially trained intensive care staff for this approach. all doctors and nurses can do with it this way. one could conclude that these treatments alone could significantly reduce the death rates in the epidemic region if they were better established there. >> but the next investor could already be on its way. the united nations is warning of potential food shortages. agriculture in some regions has collapsed. the u.n. says the international community has to do more to contain the crisis on both fronts. >> kurdish fighters trying to
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stop islamic state religions from taking over the syrian city of kobani will soon get more reinforcements. turkey has a -- has agreed to about 200 peshmerga fighters to travel to help fight. but despite the airstrikes, the observatory for human rights says islamic state has launched a new offensive aimed at cutting kobani's access to the border. >> staying with that story, thousands of syrians are seeking asylum in europe. germany is one of the leading destinations for all refugees. >> in the first half of this year, germany had the biggest number of new asylum claims among industrialized countries. >> but the country was not prepared for the mass influx of refugees to need food, shelter, and basic medical care. >> the cries from local and regional governments for help to berlin are now being heard.
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>> soon, the soccer field will provide a home for refugees. an inflatable dome will house 100 people here. but the shelter is only temporary and it's just a drop in the bucket in the face of thousands more refugees to are coming. the refugees are coming from crisis zones around the turkish-syrian border. others from africa looking for a better life in europe after crossing into the eu via italy or spain. finding houses for the refugees is a major concern. in some cases, they've been crowded into old schools or military barracks. local authorities in germany say they cannot shoulder the costs on their own. they're calling for more funding from the national government. >> coming up, how some in iraq are taking on islamic state with humor. that and some other stories coming up after the break. stick around. it's worth watching.
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>> welcome back, everyone. we mentioned earlier in the show that islamic state militants are continuing their onslaught on northern sea route. they are also pushing ahead in iraq. >> islamic state fighters have been sweeping across the north and west toward the capital of baghdad and have been raging in the areas they already control. >> many are trying to cope in the fear and for many, the dash of humor is helping to cope. >> members of islamic state singing. their conductor uses whips instead of a baton to keep time. no, this is not propaganda video. it's a trailer for iraqi satire.
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>> we are taking part to tell people this is the real image of the terrorist group. the group that has banned shaving, banned everything, and has deprived this country of peace and security. it has robbed this country of beautiful things. we want to reveal the real face of this terrorist network. >> the makers of the show have called it state of miss. in arabic, it is a wordplay on islamic state. it shows the militant group hard-line ideology and its members violence. [no audio] >> i took heart in this to fight with my own tools. i'm fighting with my own weapon, art. as you can see, this group has caused panic among most people.
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we have turned terrorism and killing and brutality into a comedy. >> some of the actors are performing under a different name, fearful they could be in danger of retribution. but the iraqi public doesn't seem to mind. the show is a hit, through and through. >> ok, it all started with the price of chocolate pudding, an israeli in berlin proving how affordable the standard of living is compared to back home. >> but when he started facebook page urging fellow israelis to leave their country and create a better life abroad, he triggered a storm of controversy. >> the story has raised some difficult questions about the realities of living in israel and what it means to be israeli, especially for those who have come to live right here in berlin. >> they are from tel aviv and
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have been in berlin for three years now. they opened a café and record shop. back home, people who have left for germany are sometimes called traitors. >> it is just a kind of propaganda of the politician that they tried to create an image that we did something wrong and they kicked us out of israel. >> you can say what you like, but i'm doing what i like, too. >> come live in berlin, that's the call this man is making to his yellow israelis. he says people can no longer afford to live in tel aviv. it's just too expensive. chocolate pudding on sale in berlin for just $.19. his page has already attracted more than 20,000 supporters. >> this guy is only one instance
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of a lot in israel who semi-request to help them get be says. he is asking the chancellor of germany, angela merkel, to help us and others from israel to get a temporary visa. >> at first, he stayed anonymous. since going public, he's been heavily criticized and even threatened. >> i don't want everyone to leave the country. i don't want my country, israel, the place i love to be ruined because of massive emigration. but i want to signal to the government that life in israel has become impossible for too many people. >> in israel, yes called -- his call to come to berlin has sparked controversy, but it has attracted many young people struggling financially. >> it's very difficult to raise children here. i could live for more with the same money in a different place. >> but leaving israel because the chocolate pudding is too
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expensive is a step too far for some, even if they are finding it difficult. >> it doesn't justify going somewhere else. we have to protest here, not simply run away. >> they do not see their move to berlin as running away. for them, it's more of the pursuit of their aims. they are said to move their music label from israel to berlin soon. they have broad-based support of their facebook campaign. >> i just thought of something. maybe if people support, then we can see in the future some small change. >> they both say they might go back to israel one day. but for now, they are happy to stay in berlin. >> it has been nearly a month since 43 students went missing after clashing with local police during a protest in the city of iguala.
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>> now the mexican government says the town's mayor and his wife are linked to the student's disappearance. the attorney general has issued an arrest warrant for the couple and the police chief. >> the incident has sparked days of protest as mexicans across the country demand answers. >> iguala has reached a fevered pitch. protesters were at the town hall on wednesday, blaming the city's mayor for the disappearance of 43 students. police report of the turn the students over to a notorious drug gang, something officers and criminals arrested in the case have corroborated. >> the detainees themselves say that in order to confront -- the order to confront the student came by radio from the police station. [no audio] >> the mayor and his wife have since disappeared.
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he is accused of ordering police in late september 2 attack busloads of students -- two attack busloads of student protesters, sparking protests. in mexico city, tens of thousands gathered to demand the student be returned alive. their fate, though, remains a mystery. investigators have uncovered nine mass graves, but so far none of them appears to contain the missing students. >> to your business days now. report cards were handed out this thursday. the european banks that did not pass the latest round of stress test carried out by the european central bank received confirmation today. >> public confirmation will only come on sunday. it is expected that about 10 of the 130 banks that were tested in europe fails. -- failed. some countries will have some
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explaining to do, but apparently all the german banks pass the test. >> managers and staff of many major banks will be doing overtime in the coming days. the european central bank has told institutions how they fared in banking stress test. the results will be made public on sunday. the ecb put the finances of 130 euros on banks under the microscope, including 24 from germany. the head of the lobby group says he sees no cause for concern. >> it was a strenuous exercise, both for the banks and the supervisors. but it was worth it. i'm totally convinced it will bring more stability. it was also an exercise that has never taken place before anywhere in the world. >> but critics say the test was not tough enough. >> is no german banks fail the test as exhibit expected, -- as is expected, then the question remains whether this will really
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build confidence. >> critics say the financial markets will not see an overly positive outcome as proof of strength. thanks who failed the test -- the banks who failed the test will have to prove they can raise money quickly, or face being shut down. >> locked in for the third day straight. here's this correspondence on the frankfurt stock exchange. >> what an extraordinary day for the dax. it stumbled into the day, of course, but then received some very positive news from the eurozone, especially from the economy in germany. so-called purchasing managers were very positive on their business and where it was going. the dax shot up 2% and it was over 9000 points at the end of trading. there was additional good news from the u.s., very important. the dow also climbing, and is based on good news from both
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corporate and economic development in the united states. one element of uncertainty hanging over the market is the stress test of the european central bank for the banks. the results will be sunday. lots of nervousness until then. >> we can stay and fight for for a closer look at the numbers. the dax was up by 1.2%. the closing bell back above the 9000 point level. euro stoxx 50 and packing games by about the same. -- gains by about the same. the dow is up about 3% higher. and the year of is slightly up against the dollar at a value of one dollar 26 -- $1.26. even if you're the kind of person who thinks beauty contests are demeaning and best left in the 20th century, i think you need to take a look at this one. the miss goldfish pageant. look at her.
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some 10,000 shapely fish will live for the title of most -- will vie for the title of most beautiful goldfish. the fish are judged on their figures and facial features as well as their general color, and don't forget their bathing suits. but but there is no bikini. -- >> but there is no bikini. >> that is going to wrap it up. thanks for watching.
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