tv DW News PBS September 23, 2016 6:00pm-6:31pm PDT
>> this is dw news live from berlin. no peace in syria. this is as russian and syrian planes bound -- pound the battered city of aleppo. witnesses described the heaviest airstrikes, and they try to recapture rebel held areas. the road to peace ever more elusive. >> we want the tape. >> authorities may not want the world to see, but pressure mounts on the u.s. city of charlotte to reduce -- release a video of the shooting of a black man. the sheriff does not confirm the victim was holding a gun, and
the order of midnight curfew after three straight nights of violent protest. and africa's rhinos hunted to the edge of extinction for their horns. their fate is expected to dominate international talks starting in johannesburg this weekend. we look at the latest efforts to protect these powerful animals. ♪ >> thank you very much for your company. talks in new york aimed at getting the collapsed syrian cease-fire back on track. it has stalled according to reports from reuters. the opposition continue to blame each other for violating terms. it comes as russian warplanes and their syrian counterparts stepped up airstrikes on aleppo in a new offensive to retake the city.
france accused syria and its allies to petition the country. reports of casualties flooded. and the white helmets are not safe. reporter: they are usually the ones pulling people from the rebel out of aleppo, but this time the white helmets' rescuers themselves are the targets. bombs hit several of their aid centers. >> we lost all of our equipment and supplies. my belongings are gone. my money, there is nothing left. people are still trapped in the rubble -- there is nothing we can do. reporter: the syrian army started a new offensive on the rebel control sections of aleppo thursday. the british-based monitors say 40 airstrikes in the first night killed dozens of civilians. they are some of the heaviest
airstrikes in months. in new york, the international syria support group has been trying to prevent the situation from escalating. they are pushing for a renewed cease-fire or a no-fly zone, but talks are making the progress. >> next few hours, few days maximum are crucial for making it or breaking it. and i want to believe that moscow and washington are working on it fearlessly, because they are plunging back to conflict and war. reporter: in aleppo, a quarter of a million people endure her rent disc editions. another night of deadly bombing will soon be upon them. anchor: the renewed offensive puts thousands of already beleaguered civilians in harms way. we turn now to a syrian actress and journalist -- activist and
journalist joining us on the phone. you have been talking with people on the ground in aleppo. what are they telling us? >> i have been talking with activists who would explain to me what the unbelievable situation, because of the helicopters [indiscernible] more than 160 airstrikes and bombs targeted the neighborhood. or than 20 bombs -- more than 20 bombs. the numbers rise from the 60 to 90. and more than 120 injured. after midnight yesterday until now. until now, the sky has not been empty for many helicopter or jets. anchor: from your contact with the people on the ground, aleppo
is very important and a strategic city. it is president bashar al-assad gaining ground, on his way to control all of the city voter >> i can't say, but we will not allow the people -- we will not allow for humanitarian aid to reach those people have been injured. aleppo [indiscernible] there is a tactic to bomb all of the people to keep [indiscernible] or the humanitarian organization, keep people outside to help them. they are trying to attack other areas. today he was talking offenses in the north side of aleppo. they were able to enter from
there. anchor: that was the point the u.n. wanted to use to bring to aleppo, and it fell through. what are conditions like in aleppo itself? did any aid get through? our people leaving their homes? >> there is nothing inside of aleppo before or after the cease-fire. it was so difficult [indiscernible] he said early today, there is no more civilians living here. in our neighborhood, there is a shelter like the basic ground. it can be civilians, but no civilians were live in that place. when hundred two are facing [indiscernible] they don't have that much of
food for more than 10 days in the shelter. and they want to leave the shelter to go outside even with the airstrikes. they have a lot of diesel. it must be coming to the neighborhood or all of aleppo. they are using generators, vehicles tt are not diesel. they will not have any diesel for generators. anchor: very dire situation. anchor:thank you so much. in the meantime, the u.n. security panel has given another month to finish the inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria. they are pushing for sanctions, but there was stiff resistance from russia, one of the five members that have a meter.
it has been in place central or two. britain, china, france, russia have permanent seats on this counsel. they are joined on the council by a rotating cast of 10 nations, the nonpermanent members. each of those are elected for two years at a time. germany is trying to return to the council in 2019. it has high hopes that one day the u.n. will over how statutes that could open the way for -- will overhaul statutes for four new people, germany, japan and brazil, and the lobbying has already gone. reporter: in new york, showy receptions usually have an agenda, especially if the guests are you and and -- are u.n. ambassadors. the german foreign minister
wants a seat on the council for 2019 and 2020. >> this is not about going through the motions. we want to highlight germany's commitment to the united nations as one of the biggest donors in humanitarian aid. to be helpful.ountry that wants reporter: germany last held a seat on the council from 2011 until 2012. the political aftermath of the arab spring was dominant in world politics. germany saw its role as a reliable partner. steinmeyer wants to build on this alliance in the non-prominent membership of the security council. experts think germany is well-positioned this time around. >> germany has a good chance to be a nonpermanent member because the competition is not tough in 2018 with the election.
belgium is running and israel. and it will be much harder for israel to get 129 votes in the u.n. general assembly. reporter: germany wants to shelter -- shoulder its responsibility in this era riddled with crises. >> germany is a big country. the u.n. security council is the preeminent body for security issues. germany's interests are global, and this is an opportunity for a german voice to be heard. reporter: for two years at least. but for the long term, the foreign minister is working with japan, india, and brazil on reforming the united nations. they want a permanent seat on the security council. anchor: egyptian officials have recovered 140 bodies off the egyptian coast. it is three days after several hundred migrants are thought to have drowned when their overcrowded boats capsized.
recovery efforts have been led by local fishermen who claim official rescue teams were too slow to respond. many dead are women and children who were unable to swim to safety after their boat sank. the refugee agency says the majority of migrants were from sudan, somalia, and eritrea. return attention to the u.s. where protesters in charlotte, north carolina have to fight a curfew for another night of protest. anger after the shooting of a black man on tuesday. keith lamont scott was supposedly armed and dangerous, but the police camp -- police chief admits the -- camera video is inconclusive. a third night of protest -- reporter: a third night a protest in the largest city in north carolina. they have of riot police residents.
-- presence. and national guardsmen and women helped to quell more violence, creating more moments for goodwill. still, however, calls to release the police video of the shooting. it has been shown of the family of the man who died. everyone leaves they should see it. >> we are glad it was shown to the scott family, as sad as that was. but we still believe it needs to be released to the public, precisely because of the flashing lights, the unrest. reporter: up the road, black members of congress say strong protests should continue until all see justice. >> at the end of the day, no justice, no peace is not a threat. no justice, no peace is a symbol
forecast of what is going to happen if there is no justice. reporter: there were moments when my -- riot police moved quickly. major thoroughfares were blocked, but police chose not to enforce the midnight curfew. meantime at the location of the police shooting and the death of keith lamont scott, there is reflection across the u.s.. anchor: let's catch you up with other stories around the world. in india, a judge has cleared to man of rape and homicide in a murder case that left a stain on the popular tourist destination of go up -- [indiscernible] it looked like she had drowned, but there were signs of attack. in russia, eight firefighters have died battling a blaze east of moscow.
the first firefighters were standing on the roof of a burning plastics factory when it collapsed. their bodies were found in the rubble this morning. a toddler has been found alive after surviving three days alone in the siberian woods. the area is filled with wild animals known to attack humans. he only had a chocolate bar with him during his 72 hours outdoors. he was found by his uncle after an intensive search effort. lucky boy. africa's rhinos, hunted to the edge of extinction for their horns, will look at new international efforts to protect that is ahead in just a few minutes. don't go anywhere. ♪
anchor: great to have you back watching dw news. this is our top story. syrian warplanes have unleashed a new onslaught on aleppo. witnesses say there have been some of the heaviest airstrikes yet on rebel held areas. efforts to revive the collapsed cease-fire have failed. next week could determine the future of the rhino. that is because starting saturday, delegates from 200 nations are meeting in johannesburg for a conference on international wildlife trade. this is one of the top issues dominated the agenda. the number of rhinos has fallen
drastically over the past century as the animals are hunted for their horns. the next report has graphic images. reporter: rangers find the carcass of another rhinoceros killed in this national park. the forensic team from the parks authority hunt for clues. he has conducted autopsies on one and a half thousand elephants and rhinos. >> you can get used to the smell of animals you find, but it makes you angry. there were 10 animals killed here only for their horns. reporter: suspected poachers are caught, tried in a courthouse inside the park. hundreds of cases are heard every year. conviction rate is high. half the culprits come from mozambique, a hub in the illegal trade.
there is serious crime in south africa, punishment is severe. >> [indiscernible] an illegal firearm and also shot at the raiders. 50 years imprisonment. reporter: people living in villages outside are poor. ivory smugglers often persuade young men to hunt for them with the promise of a few hundred dollars. they don't mention the risk of imprisonment. >> they get to go home after 20 or 30 years, and leaving the family with no income. to the basis of our knowledge, the criminal suspended. don't worry about the family. reporter: rhino poaching has been booming. 1200 rhinos were killed last year in kruger national park. the demand for rhino horn in china and vietnam is high, one
kilogram is $60,000. >> as long as there is monetary value attached to rhino horn and ivory, the market won't go away. whether that is illegal value or it is legalized, it does not matter. the problem will still continue. reporter: there are an estimated 20,000 rhinos left in all of africa, 30,000 worldwide. poaching is a very wheel threat -- real threat to their survival. brent: switching out of business with ben, online security is in the spotlight, but not in a good way. reporter: we have been talking about this all day, the biggest data breach in history. yet who was hacked -- yahoo! was hacked half a billion users. they took information, no credit card information. you should change your password if you have a yahoo! account.
the hack giant. it was once worth $100 billion. verizon is buying it for half of that. janel, what is exactly at stake for these companies? janel: the deal could be at stake here, though it has to be said there aren't actually many scenarios that would allow verizon [indiscernible] it has argued that breach has caused permanent damage to yahoos brand andy image. -- and image. if yahoo! knew about the breach of the time the merger agreements were being brought up , then verizon would be within its rights to back away. on the other hand, we have not seen massive movement on verizon, so that could be a sign that investors don't think this
is a done deal, that it will die. ben: i guess we have not seen a massive move of customers yet. if there are, they are the closest in the contract that would allow verizon the discount, or drop the deal. janelle: you would definitely be sensible for verizon to ask for a big discount, especially the honest -- the additional costs yet who would face -- yahoo! would face. there is lots of security about this breach. we could see mark down in price here. ben: all right, thank you. eu trade ministers are putting together a campaign to get public support for a contentious ee-trade deal. those against the ceta have
knocked negotiations off-track. they want to draw up limits and dispel concern. reporter: at the beginning of the week, it looks like the eu trade deal with canada was on the ropes. now a sign from the german economic minister and the european trade ministers are on the same page after friday. >> we have just had a very good description -- discussion with the trade ministers about canada. we could sign it in october. reporter: before then, the commission would like clarity on issues like public services, social security, employment protection, implementing the precautionary intervals. -- principles. maintaining independence of arbitration. reporter: the eu hopes to sign this with canadian prime minister justin trudeau on 27
october. but you bureau credit titles stand in the way, -- bureaucratic titles stand in the way, because it will have to be national and regional parliaments. >> we are talking about more than 40 parliaments. more than some of those will not agree. what really will happen is what we don't know yet. this will contract for years, and it might be everything that is everything enforced, everything that had been achieved might be scrapped. reporter: it seems what has the potential to be the largest free-trade agreement to date, the road ahead is still long. ben: here is a huge discount. rumor that rogue trader at societe generale? jerome kerviel was fined for fraud. he made financial bets more than
the value of the lender. he served time. at an appeals court in paris, reduced the unrealistic fine to a more manageable one million euros. the bank was also in court. he wants to get it down to zero, because he says he does not know anything. ever miss the student life, the togetherness and sense of community? there are places in london offering that experience to young professionals. it is a part of a global movement called co-living. it is a set -- a solution to big city living. >> is enthusiastic about his home in the co-living complex. the dimensions of his private space are eight square meters. it costs 1.5 thousand euros a month. >> everything is free for them to use. we get a kitchen packet arrival, the seats are cleaned twice a month. there is very little add-on expenses. reporter: the bathroom is snug,
but so what? >> we have a very good wardrobe here, which houses all of our clothes and daily wear. we have another loft here as well, all of my books in here for me to reach with easy access. very functional shelves, another for me to store all of my daily work stuff as well. reporter: london may be uber cool, but it is also uber expensive. co-living may be the answer. the sales pitch for this complex says it is a way of living based on community, with shared spaces and facilities to create a convenient and fulfilling lifestyle. >> we are inviting infrastructure that makes living easier. this is a generation that has grown up with facebook. we are used to being connected online, but that is not quite
reflected physically. this is a real life social network. reporter: it is like a college dorm but less grungy. smart young professionals together. shared facilities are stylish. some days, there are two good classes. friday, you can get a free drink at the bar. >> i was worried about london being a lonely place as everyone is concentrating on their work, they want to get on with their own lives. having a community like this is bringing 500 people together. reporter: the online generation gets plenty of face time as well. this is a literary motif. ben: dorm living but without smelly socks. anchor: they should bring it over here. thank you. and you are watching dw news. we will have another check of
the headlines at the top of the hour, but i will leave you with spectacular images from a concert held at the reopening of the famous spanish steps. see you in half an hour. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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