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>> hello and welcome. the king of thailand has died after he contracted period of illness. he was an much revered symbol of stability during his long reign. the government has announced an entire year of mourning. in germany, policy makers ask how the country's most dangerous terror suspect could be allowed to kill himself while in police custody. the justice authorities are facing tough questions. heads may yet role. -- roll.
♪ >> words of wisdom from the mouth of music legend bob dylan. but is it literature? our culture editor will help us you dilate a sensational nobel prize decision. ♪ christopher: good to have you with us. thailand is in mourning after the death of its revered monarch. speaking had been ill for quite some time with weekly visits to hospital over the past decades. thousands get it outside of the hospital where he died, many of them in tears. a reign that span to seven decades, he became a father figure for many, symbolizing national unity and stability.
reporter: mourners overcome with grief as they learn the king has passed away. too many, he was the father of the nation. for the vast majority, he was the only thing that had ever known. -- only king they had ever known. many struggle to express their loss. >> i feel crushed. >> we will make him proud when he looks down, and he will feel proud. we have to be strong. thailand has to be strong and move forward. reporter: he became king in 1946 at just 18. he ruled thailand for seven years, making him the world's largest -- longest serving head of state. he was a stabilizing figure in a country rocked by turmoil. during the 1992 riots, uses moral authority to restore peace.
the head of the army asked the king for a royal blessing. he agreed, seeking to create unity. his son is said to succeed his father, but he is nowhere near as popular. the crown prince now faces a difficult task of following in the footsteps of a king who was deeply revered by the people of thailand for seven decades. brent: our southeast asia correspondent has been covering events for us. he has been giving us more on the mood in the thai capital. >> people here were in shock when they heard of the death of their king. he was highly revered in thailand, seen as someone who always had the well-being of the people and of the country at heart.
many never knew a different game. he spent seven years on the throne. tonight, many in thailand find it hard to imagine what their country will be like without him. christopher: here in germany there has been heavy criticism of the security authorities in eastern state of saxony, that is after the suicide last night of a terror suspect who was in their custody. he was germany's most prominent detainee after being arrested this week on charges for planning a major terror attack. the justice minister said everything possible is done to prevent the suicide, they claim that has been met with considerable skepticism. reporter: the body of a suspected terrorist is driven away. he is believed to have committed suicide in his prison cell at about 7:30 in the evening. he was apparently not under
continual surveillance even though he was on hunger strike. they did not deem him to be a suicide risk. >> this should not have happened but unfortunately it did. even though we did everything to prevent the spirit unfortunately the assumptions of the experts involved were wrong, and so it is come to this incident. >> but the prison director said that he broke a light fixture in his cell the day before his suicide. >> it was interpreted more as an act of vandalism, so he acted. it was not interpreted as being signs of a suicide risk. reporter: his lawyer was outraged over the actions of prison officials. >> this kind of thing should never be allowed to happen.
unfortunately, it does happen often in correctional facilities. everyone knows that. but in this specific case they could have taken the cautions to prevent this. reporter: on the margins of a conference in luxembourg, the interior minister spoke of a setback for the terror investigations. >> what happened last might demand a quick and comprehensive investigation from the local authorities. i assume this will take place. preceding seven complicated, and it is a setback for the investigation of possible further persons of interest, backers and so forth. reporter: meanwhile, pressure has been increasing on the authorities in saxony. social democrat politicians says there has been a total loss of control. there were several errors in the run-up to his arrest. he initially managed to evade police. a day later the suspected terrorist was overpowered by a
group of syrian refugees and they turned him over to authorities. christopher: african asylum-seekers were picked up in the mediterranean should be taken to centers in north africa while the claims are protests -- process. that is a proposal presented today at a meeting in luxembourg. he said the deal the eu made with turkey should serve as a model. the interior minister's comments come after the head of the european union's new border agency called for eu nations deport more migrants were not granted asylum. visit only 40% of people deemed ineligible for asylum are actually sent back. many of those who arrive in the eu are now using the dangerous sea crossing across the mediterranean to north africa. there's little sign that the flow of people will let up anytime soon. reporter: a moment of grief.
this man has just learned his son died trying to cross the mediterranean. they bowed his some -- the boat his son took, more than 200 drowned. it is one of many such disasters in the mediterranean. >> we were on the water when we heard about the accident. we went to the scene but found no vote, only people swimming. we pulled them out using ropes -- some of s that we can only them. reporter: fisherman robbie survivors to shore. navy bodes transported the drowning victims. at nearby hospitals, the living right to come to terms with their losses. >> i do not know where my wife and son are. i am the only one who survived. i wish i can be with them. i will feel guilty for the rest
of my life. reporter: egyptian authorities reacted with little sympathy for the survivors. some were arrested or handcuffed to their hospital beds and kept away from reporters. a tragedy off you just has drawn unwelcome attention to the country, which is emerging as a new transfer point for migrants. the international agency for migrations as the number of refugees coming to egypt has doubled. >> they are asylum-seekers. they are economic migrants. men, women and families, they are a company by children. minors who decide to travel often with their family. people go where opportunities are. reporter: the refugees are not only from ethiopia or sudan. a majority of those trying to crest the mediterranean are egyptians, mostly youths trying to forge a new life for them and
their families. >> every youngster knows there are no jobs here. you cannot live on 200 euros a month. that is why they are willing to pay so much to risk their lives trying to cross the sea. reporter: not only is egypt becoming a new transit company -- country for refugees, with its economy in ruins in poverty on the rise, more in more egypt and's are joining the stream of migrants hoping for a better life in europe. christopher: government officials in nigeria say 21 of the almost 300 girls kidnapped by militants have been freed since their abduction in 2014 during a raid on their school. relatives and supporters of the girls every appeal he called on the government of nigeria to do more to secure their release. the freeing of the girls was part of a prisoner swap with the -- but the nigerian authorities have denied doing a deal.
now to a surprise move that few people saw coming. american music legend bob dylan has become the first singer-songwriter to win the nobel prize for literature. praising the iconic artist for creating what he called new poetic expressions within the great american song tradition. dylan originally shot to fame as a protest singer in the 1960's. his death when -- his depth went beyond his limited vocal range. reporter: that is how one nobel judge described the music of bob bill, throwing a direct line 280 greek poets -- ancietn greek poets. he has concentrated five labels index of patients. dylan was born in minnesota. he later changed his name as a nod to the welsh poet dylan
thomas. but his early music was in the tradition of american folk. he shot to prominence in 1963, performing at the huge civil rights march in washington where martin luther king made his historic speech. dylan soon became a poster boy for his generation. a symbol of protest against the powers that be. vietnam, oppression. yet all the while it was a role he fought against spirit -- againt. >> do you see yourself as a singer or a poet? >> a song and dance man. [laughter] >> they don't need my autograph. reporter: accolades persist to this day. dylan has received numerous awards, from grammys to an oscar to the presidential medal of
freedom in 2012. he can only make us wonder how dylan will react at the nobel ceremony in stockholm in december. now 75, the singer continues to perform on what is called his never ending -- never-ending chore. his work has evolved over the decades, taking in country and hard rock. never to be printed down, he has branched out into other art forms like acting and painting. but the simplicity and sophistication of his earliest works remains iconic. a man and his guitar. words and music. poetry meant to be performed. ♪ christopher: meanwhile, a former winner of the nobel prize for literature has died in malan at
the age of 90. the italian writer was given the award in 1997. he was one of the leading figures in 20th-century farce and political figure. he was known for his works -- he was also a left-wing political campaigner as was an actor, comedian and songwriter. it type parameters are called him one of the great characters of italian theater. you're watching dw news in ber lin. still to come, crying foul. don't forget, you can get dw news on the go. just download our app. that will give you all the news from around the world. you can use the app also to send
♪ christopher: welcome back. our top story at the moment, thailand is in mourning after the death of the world's longest ruling monarch king. he had been ill for some time. he was a widely revered figure in thailand and was a unifying force during his 70 year reign. as promised over to daniel at the business desk. a trade deal making headlines. daniel: a controversial one. germany's constitutional court has ruled for the free trade deal between europe and canada. meanwhile, the canadian prime minister justin trudeau says the
eu must sign ceta or risk losing relevance. critics say it will hand big misses too much power. reporter: only 24 hours after hearing the submissions, constitutional court judges were back with a clear message. they will not issue an injunction against the signing of the ceta free-trade agreement, the relief for the german government and the eu. >> even a temporary failure of ceta will likely have a significant impact on the future of for -- for an trade agreements. -- foerign trade agreements. reporter: but the judges are not issuing a final verdict yet. that will come during full proceedings at a later date. for now, the government must adhere to three strict conditions when signing the agreement. first it must state that germany
shall have the right to terminate the agreement unilaterally. this gives the judges time to clarify whether or not ceta is compatible with the constitution. second, only the eu portions of the treaty shall be allowed to come into force. that means the tribunals are off the agenda because they have to be agreed by eu member parliaments. and decisions of the bilateral ceta counsel must be authorized -- the german economics minister is happy. >> we will adhere to the three conditions. in some cases we are convinced their already being fulfilled. reporter: even the plaintiff seemed happy with the decision. >> i think it is a partial success. we would have liked the provisional implementation after being held completely, but these
are serious limitations, very clear requirements the government has to fulfill. reporter: the german government can join other eu members and signing ceta at the summit in two weeks time. daniel: wells fargo ceo john stumpf is stepping down over the scandal over the firm's sales practices. you can see him here, he testified to a u.s. house committee on the scandal. he will not get severance pay. employees trying to meet aggressive sales target opened the bank and credit card accounts for customers, all without their knowledge. the workers move money between those accounts and even created fake e-mail addresses for online banking. let's talk to our new york financial correspondent. he has been following this story for us. why isn't he in jail?
that is what senator elizabeth warren wanted. ok, so i think we are having problems with our connection right now. we will come back to him a little later. consumer goods giant unilever says it has solved its trading dispute. the supermarket pulled products on his website after refusing price increases. they reports in euros and wanted more pounds after its recent brexit tailspin. the dispute had many worried popular products like marmite sandwiches spread would run out. this -- they said the supply situation has now been successfully resolved without giving any details. if this is anything to go by, it looks like there could be some brexit price-fixing the pipeline. and of course as always, the
reaction to things like this, the shortage, spread across the twittersphere. people shared information of where you can still get it by sharing #marmite gate. only the squeezable variety. what a shame. brexit, you either love it or hate it. that is the marmite marking slogan. this next one has been retweeted -- a disaster film. father and son traveling through an anti-world. the son asks, what did marmite taste like?+ but here's a tweet from 30 minutes ago. reading news of peace deal reaches time square.
we should be able to go back to new york now to talk to our financial correspondent. we talking about wells fargo ceo, u.s. senator elizabeth warren wanted him in jail. is that going to happen? jose: as much as senator warren has become a menace for the banking industry and a vocal defender of consumers, no banking managers went in jail eight years ago when they cause the worst recession since the great recession. banks pay millions of dollars in 5'4" this case and particular, the fake accounts of wells fargo, the bank has only paid around $185 million. shares were down 1% on thursday and investors now turn their
attention friday to when the company will release its quarterly earnings. the initial find was relatively local we can learn a lot about the additional measures taken by the banks. lawsuits of either clients or employees could start mounting soon. daniel: something different entirely now. i hate to remind you brothers when there's only 71 days until christmas. i hear that amazon is already gearing up for that. jose: it is. people like myself, a bit lazy to go to the shore -- to the store can wait for those juicy sales. amazon is hiring over 120,000 temporary workers, 20% more than last year. for now, projections see holiday
sales to increase in the last 3.6% to 650 $5 billion. but when it comes to online shopping numbers are even better with an increase between 7% to 10% over last year to as much as 117 billion dollars. amazon is the biggest player online it is going to -- daniel: christmas is coming whether you like it or not. thank you very much for that. that wraps up your business news for now. back over to christopher. christopher: first a suggestion, we should perhaps by our marmite from amazon. some soccer news, a top class coming up tomorrow. berlin traveling to dortmund. berlin has had a surprisingly good start to the season. the unexpectedly find themselves in second place. the home team is right behind them in third but their coach is
not happy. reporter: after dortmund's second loss of the season, the coach slams them for the rough playing style. it made us look like a sore loser. >> for all the competitiveness and rigors of the game, this was the limit for me. 20 or more fouls. reporter: that struck a raw nerve with the coach. he is fearing ramifications for his team. >> i think what he said is borderline. coaches can talk about that among themselves. now the referees have problems. i will be griping that it is thanks to what he said. reporter: berlin are in high spirits. thereafter their best ever start to a campaign and want to keep things rolling endorsements. they are not lacking confidence. >> our aim is to still be ahead
of dortmund after the match. that means grabbing at least one point. reporter: the outlook is not so bad. they won two fo their last four. considering berlin's current bid form, the hosts are facing a daunting task. >> we will need a lot of patience and a lot of tenacity as well as fast-paced in order to school some -- score some goals and a the game in our direction. reporter: dortmund versus berlin. this promises to be a hard-fought battle both on the pitch and on the touchline. christopher: norwegian cross-country skier has tested positive for banned drugs. at a emotional press conference, the three-time olympic medalist denied knowingly taking the steroid. the norwegian ski federation's of substance was contained in sub screen given to the world
champion by the teams dr. -- team's doctor. he has resigned his post. that is all from us good we will be back after a short break with the in-depth analysis of our top story spirit in the meantime we leave you with some bob dylan. stay with us. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪
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