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brent: this is "dw news," live from berlin. the death that still lingers in mosul almost a year after its recapture from islamic state. in an exclusive report, dw mts the people clearing the corpses that still lie amid the rubble. moren 1000odies have been recovered so far. also coming up, the death toll guatememala's volcanicic eruptin crisis rises. authorities say at least 69 people are dead. rescue workers still hope to find people alive.
and behind the scenes of a rocket launch. we visit baikonur in kazakhstan as an international space crew prepares for blastoff. plus dw marks the five years of broadcasting to the world. germany's chancellor angela merkel joined anniversary celebrations att the bundeststag today. deutsche avella began as a radio station aftetethe second world war. it now broadcasts to millions of people on tv, radio, online, and social media. ♪ brent: i'm brent goff. it's good to have you with us. it has been almost a year since iraqi troops retook the northern iraqi city of mosul from islamic state jihadists. mosul is one of iraq's biggest cities and strategically important because of its oil.
despite that, much of the old city still lies in ruins. and amid the rubble, there are corpses. our dw reporter has been speaking to aid workers in mosul and he sent us this exclusive report. we have pixelated some of the more disturbing images. reporter: ell sm death is l isywhere. ike an open-air cete. nearly a year after the battle between the so-called islamic state and iraqi troops ended, corpses still fill the streets. we meet a young nurse who has volunteered to help remove the bodies. >> in this old house, in this room, we fpsesound 1 ey we all shot in the head. reporter: here? >> yes. reporter: the stench is hard to take. it feels your nostrils.
-- fills your nostrils.s. >> w awae tookall the bodies. then we burned the room to sanitize it. reporter: how did they fit? >> they were layered on top of each other. there's men, then women, then children. reporter: there are still bones here. >> they were stuck to the blanket. reporter: : anyone passing by cn see the corpses under the rubble. heads without bodies. hair still stuck. the volunteers have removed 1350 bodies is so far. -- bodies so far. the old city mosul w was an i.s. stronghold. sometimes they also find dead fighters. isis was responsible for your sister's death, correre? and today you arare removing the
bodies of some of f their fighters. what goes through your m mind wn yodo this? >> this is their place.. this is where they deserve to end d up. i'll ask my sister, but she has a grave. i can visit t r. the fighter's remains are there without a grave. the fact that i have to reremove their bodies is my biggest revenge. they want us to be inhumane. they want us to fight each othehe reporter: it is life-threatening work for the vololunteers. there could be unexploded bombs anywhere. why don't t you wait unthentil t area is secured and then r rove the bobodies? >> we have a asked security officials many times. nobody wants to do this and no one wants to come here. reporter: families cannot identify their loved ones because of lack of forensic medicine. have you met people hunting for their relatives? >> i have seen women, older men. they come looking for their dead children.
they say their dead children here, but they are not sure if this is the exact place because everything has been eviscerated. re: what shocks you about all of thi >> the bodies of womenen and children. but what bothers me even more is that no one asks about them, not even the government. reporter: 3000 people remain missing. their bodies likely somewhere here beneath the rubble. brent: israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that he has not asked france to pull out of the international nuclear deal with iran. tanyahu met with french president emmamanuel macron toty in paris, part of his efforts to get european allies to take a tougher line on iran. but at a joint press conference, netanyahu said there was no need for iran to abandon the nuclear report. he said if sanctions against iran are tough enough, economic pressure will cause the deal to
collapse anyway. leading german politicians are calling for the expulsion of america's new ambassador to germany less than one month after he took his pos he stoked outrages lest weekend with comments he made in an interview with the ultra right wing website breitbart. he wanted to quote, empower other conservatives in europe and weiged in -- politicians was plans to host a lunch for austria's conservative chancellor next week. germany's foreign ministry says it is seeking clarification from him about these comments. he is scheduled to have his inaugural visit to the foreign ministry tomorrow, wednesday. we will have more on that coming up in the day. the death toll tonight from guatemala's devastating volcano eruption has risen to 70.
authorities are warning that number is likely to increase as rescuers continue to seah guatemala's fuego volcano, which means the volcano of fire. it is one of south america's most active volcano. sunday's eruption was its biggest and more than 40 years. president jimmy morales has called for a state of f emergeny and thys odamourning. hereragedy, there are moments like this. a baby pulled alive from the wreck of a mountainside home. they order colleagues to come over, to share in a moment that makes this complex rescue effort all worthwhile. this is a risky operation. more eruptions could happen at any time. rescuers are having to tread quickly and carefully over still-smoldering terrain.
the weather could also hinder their efforts, in what is a race e expeng tha.>> next five days it will rain harder, which could become a problem. there is a danger of mudslides because of all the debris from the voanth has been left in the ravines and the rivers. reporter: sunday's eruption caught many by surprise. the first exosion was followed by a stronger second one. people scrambling for cover as searing hot ash, gas and o debris arrows down the mountain. a toxic mix that made this eruption particularly dangerous. this was the grim aftermath. dead bodies so thickly covered with ash, they resemembled ststatues. in some cases, the task of identifying bodies dead or alive, almosost impossibible. >> one grandchild, 15, and another eight-year-old.
that is what i came to see, if i could d find them. oh, dear lord, i h have nothing. i don't even have clothes to change into.reporterseen from te sheer size of the affected area becomes clear. there will be three days of national m mourning. the funerals here have already started. but as the chance of finding survivors diminishes, there are likely to be many more to come. brent: here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world. russian president vladimir putin has told austria that his country is interested in repairing ties with the european union. mr. putin has been meeting with -- he also called for europe to
lift its sanctions against russia. ethiopia says that is ending a dispute over its shared border with eritrea. after decades of tension and fighting. they say they will fully accept a u.s. deal put forward in 2002 to divide up the contesteded territory betwtween the two countries. ethiopia's new prime minister, who was sworn in just last month. the fashion designer kate spade, best known for her line of sleek handbags, has died at the age of 5555 in an apparent suicide. police say her housekeeper found her body in her new york apartment on tuesday morning. a note was reportedly also found at the scene. still to come, the enduring appeal of outer space. we look behind his beast -- scenes as a crew prepares to blast off for the international spacee station. but first, we're going to stay
firmly placed on earth. javier is here within -- here. javier: turkey's inflation rate has hit a six-month high. that is bad news for president recipe i have erdogan who is facing an election at the end of the month. he is strugglin to give the impression that the economy is doing fine. growth is impressive but there are concerns about the country's economic expansion. reporter: shoppers have plenty of options in istanbul. but there is less money in the pockets of turkish shoppers,s, despite a supposedly stronger economy. the upswing has yet toegister here. >> 230 grams of cheese costs more. everything is more expensive. the dollars climbing in climbing.
how is this supposed to go on? reporter: the lear has lost nearly 20% of its value -- turkey's central bank raised interest rates in an emergency move severeral days ago. president erdogan kept quiet but urged his countrymen to rain loyal to the turkish currency. >> do not invest your lyra in foreign currencies. only then we can show our duty to the fatherland. reporter: a for the conspiracy he claims is behind -- he points to megaprojects like the third prosperous bridge with the new istanbul airport, scheduled to open later this year a as the world's largegest. turkey's economy grew by with a 7% last year but experts warn the upswing is all alone.
>> every investment made in recent years was financed by debt, which are kids and grandchildren have to repay. sure, we're building bridges, building tunnels, but we are not building with our money. we are spending m might only be able to recoup at some point from these projects in the future. reporter: a german firm builds wind turbines in turkey. business basically disappeared after the attempteded coup two years ago. investors have been n hesitant since the announcement of elections. >> the approval process is now much slower. investors take a look and think for a moment and say, let's make our decision after the elections. that is why there is a distinct slowdown. reporter: erdogan has added to the uncertainty. he announced he would personally take over interest rate
decisions following his reelection, sentient -- something the central bank handles independent of the president. >> a country in which there is no trust in the will of law and which constantly provokes the rest -- west, that is not a country that makes foreign investors feel comfortable. reporter: as a strategic movoven early election might be smarter than a later one. but it could still be one for erdogan on june 4. javier: after the u.s. slapped tariffs on mexican steel and aluminum, mexico is retaliating with tariffs on american farm aneeduct morcycles face tariffs of 20% to 25%. analysts say trump could u.s.-mexico's retaliation to -- trump's economic adviser said
today that the president would prefer to negotiate separately with canada and mexico. sophie scimansky has been following this story for us at the new york stock exchange. it is good to see you. there is this impression there's not max -much mexico can do. is this a bold move? sophie: the mexican ministry estimates the value of these tariffs at about $3 billion, representing only around 1.5% of annual trade between the two countries. that is not a bold number, but it is certainly a bold move when you look at the size of the mexican economy, certainly as soon as these counterterror ops are being introduced on a broader range -- [inaudible]
this tit-for-tat reaction should be seen in context with canada's reaction ahe one from the european union. the u.s. will be isolating itself. javier: what about nafta? at are you hearing about the future of the agreement? sophie: these tfs a basicath result of failed negotiations. nafta for now is dead. in said -- instead we are these tailored bilateral agreements trump is talking about. javier: thank you very much for the analysis. we might be just days away of mark zuckerberg's next big apology. he has been clear saying quote, everything you share on facebook you own. you have complete control over who sees it and how you share it.
an article in the new york times now reports the social network has given dozens of device makers like apple or samsung access to user's friends data without their permission. facebook diethere was anything wrong. but journalists lowers had a different story to tell at a hearing at european parliament. reporter: worries about data theft and privacy breachehes dre the hearing with the committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs monday night. european lawmakers looked at ways to ensure data protection and prevent illegal use of collected personal information. book data breach scandal in which cambridge analytical used personal data to protect- predict preferences and manipulate voters. >> proponents insist it is a necessary tool for engaging with the electorate's. however, unless these political technology machines are built
upon fundamental rights of access and privacy by design, it strains credulity that democracy can survive uninjured if we do not absorb the difficult lessons that we can learn from the cambridge analytical catastrophe. reporter: the hearing also aims to identify how thethe us of this data crow study year paeans fundamental rights such as privacy and the right to impartial information. the european parliament is also looking at whether facebook abused its dominant market position. hearings are set to continue until next month. javier: that's all for business. back to brent now with some brave men and women adding ready for liftoff. brent: t minus a couple of hours. a multinational crew of astronauts and cosmonauts will blast off later to spend six months on the international space station. the crew, comprised of a
russian, american and a german, will take off from the city of baikonur in kazakhstan. the city was made famous during soviet times. dw's juri rescheto takes us tonight to the launch site. juri: i am in baikonur at the world's largest spaceport in the middle of kazakhstan. nowhere in the world launches as many spacecraft as this place does. even the russian cosmonaut, the first human in space, took off from here. there are just a few hours left until the launch. a special train brings the spacecraft to the ramp. security is tight, especially, i was told, because there is a danger of espionage.
here it comes, the rocket. the launcher. at 7:00 in the morning. right up until takeoff, technicians work in the rocket and recheck everything meticulously. because the actual launch is one of the most dangerous moments of the whole flight. >> obviously the lauaunch is one of the more risksky phases, butt is also something the crew looks forward toto. to experience these incredible forces that push the humans from the surface of this planet into orbit is remarkable. the g-load, , it is pretty quic, less than nine minutes from liftoff until you reach the weightlessness and you are traveling with almost 28,000 kilometers per hour. it is something to look forward to. juri: on this flight, two other astronauts are on board alongside the german commander alexander gerst.
a russian, and an american. >> i have the best crew that i can imagagine. with these two guys, it has alalways been a pleasure. our families know each other well. we spend time looking at, we go on trips. that makes me completely relaxed because i know that these guys are fantastic, they know their job. so i have nothing to worry about. juri: the big moment is approaching. and then, all systems are go. everything is ready for space. brent: we wish them a safe journey. deutsche welle has gotten a few miles on it as well. it is happy birthday to us. dw is turning 65 today. we have gone from a radio station that started after the second world war to a multimedia
broadcasting today that leaves content all over the world. 65 is quite an anniversary. even germany's chancellor angela merkel had to join in the celebrations today. reporter: angela merkel probably welcomed the chance to take a bit of a break from the usual political disagreements and celebrate it positive. the 65th anniversary of germany's foreign public broadcaster, deutsche welle. reliable information in an age of distortion and propaganda. >> we can say that deutsche welle is a success story. i would like to offer you our heartfelt congratulations. keep doing h hard work b but yon celebrate a bit as well. reporter: merkel took time about some of dw's initiative to combat misinformation and fake news.
that is one of many things that has changed since dw first went on the air in 1953.3. in the early days, dw almost -- only broadcast in german radio. today it has become a global media player, employing journalists from more than 60 countries. dw has come a long way. >> back then was just german and shortwave. these days we have 30 languages and use all the media under the sun. whatever you want. so you can say that things have changed radically. reporter: firsthand information remains as important as ever. dw correspondence file reports from all over ththe world, whetr the middle east, africa orhe u.s. more than 150 million people use dw content every week. >> congratulations to deutsche
welle for 65 greaeat years. here to the next 65. >> iish you all the best. always stay objective and up-to-te >> greetingsgs to o deutsche we. for the 65 5 years of e excellet servrvice anprovoviding news and information to people around the world. report: and the german parliament plan to increase her -- funding for dw as a way of promoting the values of an open society. with that promise, the chancellor departed back to the daily political fray. deutsche welle will continue reporting on this and other topics fairly and independently. brent: that we will. if you want to find out more about deutsche welle past and present you can go to our website at dw.com/65years.
with germany's squad now finalized for the world cup in russia, the 23 players returned to the training field with renewed focus. any uncertainties among the squad over who would fly to russia have vanished. die mannschaft, as they are known, have now set their sights firmly on defending their title. reporter: with the competition just t to make the squad now ov, the focus for the german players and coaches is cohesiveness and teambuilding, starting with the get-together for the official team photo. one, they and all of germany hope will adorn kid's rooms, office desesks, and memorabilia stores for decades should this team and its coachch win a secod straight world cup. >> it definitely will not be easy. a soccer world cup is incredibly intense. it lasts four weeks. >> i think as the world champions, it is even more difficult because, as world
champions, you're always being chased. reporter: is this the group to pull off the first successful defense of a world championship in more than five decades? brazil last performed the trick in 1962. the ball will to boce the right way for germany. >> we simply want to win because we know w that we can be good enenough, and because it is s so much fun to do well in a tournament like this. i think we have the righans for it, both on an athletic and ical level, but itit is up too us to implement it. reporter: the final 23 on the german squad head north for a final warm-up against saudi arabia on friday. that, before the flight to moscow, where the title defense begins in earnest against mexico on june 17. brent: if you don't have enough
skeletons in your closet, here is one to fill it up. a rare dinosaur skeleton has been auctioned in paris. the bones may belong to a newly discovered species. it is said to be more than 150 million years old. it was discovered in the u.s. it is 70% original fossilized bone it was snapped up for more than 2 billion euros. the buyer has promised to lend the skeleton to a french museum. after the break i will be back to take you through the day. ♪tick around for tha [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]