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[000:00:00;00] the who's who's this is the w news live from berlin. city is across south africa looted and ablaze the worst violence seen there in years. more than 70 people have entailed, as writers ransack stores and clash with police following anger over the jailing of president. jacob's also coming up flames in gold. the united states west where the 60 wildfires are raging as a brutal heat waves porches slaves of the u. s. firefighters. say that the blazes
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are getting bigger as climate change his home. ah, i'm sorry, kelly. welcome to the program. authorities in south africa say more than 70 people have been killed in some of the worst violence. the country has seen in years. stores in warehouses across the country have been looted, and more than a 1000 people have been arrested. the unrest of rupture last week after a former president jacobs numa began serving a prison sentence for contempt of court. the this warehouse in durban was ransacked by hundreds of people. the shelves empty. the goods carried out in bulk. it is only one of dozens of moles supermarkets
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and small shops that were targeted by looters, like this party supplies sharp and so widow over the over and over his i o banks, money. i'm going to pay this one with what in some instances, armed local residents went after the looters themselves, the governments and soldiers the most effected areas. as police struggled to control the young rest, the cut over his ration underground is on the stones of events and will ensure that it does not deter it any further. cannot allow anyone to make a mockery of our democratic state. the protest started last week, after former south african president, jacob's duma began serving a 15 month jail term. he was sentenced for contempt of court after refusing to
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appear at a corruption inquiry. the outrage of zoom of supporters was compounded by anger over persisting inequality and poverty in the country. and more, let's cross over to dw corresponded christine once, while who's standing by in cape town. christine, what is the current situation in the country right now? vera, the looting continues over night, small buildings were safe. eliza, we know that the number of people arrested is well over 1000, and we are receiving warnings now off looming food shortages because of the disruption it wasn't. and that's how and how thing, these are key provinces when it comes to the supply of goods into the country. in many sites in these provinces, vaccine rollers has been affected. that is going to obviously have an impact on what already was a slow rollout of the vaccine here in south africa. there is also concern about
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racial tensions flaring up. now because of the lack of visibility, when it comes to law enforcement, you now have armed citizens defending their prophecy. and in many cases it is fueling some racial tensions. people are also worried about the outbreak of info the violence because all sorts of criminality have now emerged from this violence and losing their okay though, so we're seeing criminality. but i mean, you know, by and large christine, who are these people that we're seeing, for example, looting, fear the people you'll see losing are under privileged south africans. for the most part. these are people who live in, in formal settlements, who have been pushed further into poverty because of the pandemic and the restrictions that have come with it. and so what you're hearing from the, the officials in this country is that these people, they're poverty is be exploit. in fact, those are the words of a senior ruling party official that the poverty of people was being exploited. but
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what authorities are now investigating is that these crowds, these mobs are being stoked and prompted by a more sinister force because among the looters among the people going in and stealing basic items like food and clothing, you have people lighting things up and sitting things on fire, who seemed to want to be making destruction. and so these people are being investigated because it is believed what needs they have. reports have emerged that there are some intelligence officials that are believe to be linked to the former president jacobs. the man who may be behind the stoking and mobilization of the crowds that you are seeing. but the pictures you see, these are poor, saw the african desperate and hungry has been pushed into further into poverty in this pandemic. ok, so i mean, you know, overall it, it is a desperate situation for many there. the military has been sent out. we understand to assist. why is it proving so difficult to bring things back under control? well,
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law enforcement was stretched from the very beginning. there was limited police presence. the deployment of the military is controversial in itself, sarah, because it is essentially due to the lack of the failure of law enforcement. but what the, the government in south africa, the agency government and so on the policy does not. one does a scenario where you have called african dying at the hands of law enforcement. they do, they have, as we understand from the police minister, the police have been asked to act with maximum restraint. and this is why in a lot of the 40 you will see police officers standing helpless watching as the crowd continues to loot and ransack. because the narrative, of course, of the agency government firing on flexible africans in the country with the sensitivity on the history that we have here is the last thing that the government wants to see. and of course, admin fee deployment in itself has been very, very limited. only a few 1000 soldiers. i think 2000 have been deployed. it is not enough to call the
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the amount of research we have at the moment. christine was walking through what is certainly a complex and in a sensitive situation. there we thank you so much for your insight from cape town. and here are some other stories making headlines around the world in paris, the annual military parade for the countries, but feel day is taking place in a scaled down version of the event. only some 10000 spectators are allowed to follow the ceremony on the shops. a president emmanuel, mark, chrome is presiding over the national day celebration in cuba, dozens of people have been arrested after some of the biggest, empty government, demonstrations and decades. according to cuban authorities, one man died in what they are calling the disturbances. exiles, rights for cuba lack says as many as 150 people were detained. thousands took part in protests against cuba, economic crisis, and pandemic handling. the death toll from
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a collapse hotel in eastern china has risen to 17. the search and rescue mission has ended. after a day and a half, according to local authorities, $23.00 people were found buried in the rubble. 6 of them alive. building collapses in china have in the past, been linked to the construction of wildfires are ravaging parts of the western united states, forcing hundreds to evacuate their homes. the blazes have been exacerbated by a record smashing heat wave that has killed over 50 people in the state of oregon alone. scientists are pointing the finger at climate change, which is fueling a mega drought that has turned sways of the us into a tinderbox. oregon like fire is the largest of nearly 60 active wildfires, currently burning across the western united states. the
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extent of the blaze can be seen best from above. it now covers an area larger than that of new york city, forcing residence in its path to evacuate their homes. this is my 1st wildfire, and i will tell you it is scary. isn't that to make you cry age enough to make your stomach? because you don't know if you're going to be the one that uses her house, or you sit there and watch me or lose their house and there's nothing you can do about it. many have had to take refuge in shelters like this. while the fires have been found fun, extreme heat wave, with temperatures reaching 47 degrees celsius, the heat alone has proven deadly. at least 50 full people have died from hot weather in oregon alone. over the last few weeks. the age range is from $4897.00 with an average age of 70. so that affirms what we know, which is that holder older individuals are at higher risk of heat related illness.
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the majority of them died alone and without air conditioning. scientists often little consolation, they see a direct link between climate change and heat was that of fueling these extreme fires and the fires are also raging in the state of california for more i am joined now by isaac sanchez. he is a firefighter and battalion chief at cow fire in sacramento, california. thank you so much for joining us. what is the situation like in california right now? well it's very similar to what's happening across the west, elevated temperatures, low humidity's, and of course there are receptive feel bad that's, that's ready to burn with, with the introduction of the smallest part. so given that i mean what sort of challenges are you now facing when trying to extinguish fires and keep people safe
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amid this extreme heat. so the primary challenge that we face this time of year, and we're facing that sooner in the year than we ever have in the past is the, the, the rate at which these fires grow and spread that can obviously face present challenges, not only for the firefighters who are trying to put the fire out in the very, in the 1st place, what it is absolutely affecting the communities that these fires are burning near. and of course, the, you know, cause we need accusations that are clearly challenging our communities. talk with us about, i mean, if you could just put this into the broader context for us, you know, we've seen this relatively frequently in the past years. is it getting worse as the years go on, or is that just perception? well, it kinda seems like it is getting worse. you know, the, the number of fires that we are responding to is clearly growing that is being shown and proven through the data that we collect and keep track of every single year. but what's, what's growing also is the size of the fires,
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they're simply getting bigger than they ever have in the past. most of the, of the 20 biggest fires that we've had within the state of california historically have happened within the last 510 years then that that is absolutely concerning. and a trend that we absolutely would would like to see reversed. thank you so much. isaac sanchez, as you mentioned your a firefighter, a battalion chief at cal fire in sacramento, california for taking the time to tell us more about the important work that you're doing to try and keep people safe out there. so we appreciate it. thank you. angle america. we'll meet president joe biden to morrow in washington, and what will be her final visit to the u. s. as german chancellor biden is the 40 us leader. that miracle has worked alongside in her 16 years in the office. her 1st president was george w bush. she rarely gives the interviews anymore, but agreed to talk with d. w about miracles legacy. our washington bureau chief in
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a poll met bush in his summer home in maine, where he spoke about some of miracles defining moments. what's your take on her reaction when she didn't close the borders and led in like a 1000000 or so? yeah. you know, my 1st reaction was there is a one with a big heart and i'm sure she was motivated by human compassion. and it, it was i, it was clearly a tough political decision for her. but she took a lead, like i made a lot of tough decisions too. and i hope when people look at my record as president, they say he did what he thought was right. and student ground. and so i admire, i admire her steadfastness and i was not afraid to make a decision was not afraid to lead. and the world needs leadership that has based upon principal,
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she was supportive of troops in afghanistan by the way. and one of the reasons why is because she saw the progress that could be made for young girls and women in afghanistan is unbelievable. how that society changed from the brutality of the taliban and all of a sudden, sadly, i'm afraid i have gained women and girls are going to suffer unspeakable harm. and we will be broadcasting the full interview with george w bush on medical here on d. w. throughout the day, you can also watch it on our youtube channel w documentary, a quick sports note before we go tennis star roger federer has pulled out of the upcoming olympic games because of injury. federer a 20 time grand slam champion has been struggling to find his best form. after having double knee surgery last year, he went out of the recent wimbledon tournament in the quarter finals. federer said that he was still experiencing problems with his knee,
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but hope to return to action later in the year. and with that, now you're up to date here and data be news. i'm sarah kelly in berlin. thank you so much for joining us. as always more on our website, p w dot com and also on social media care in 50 screws, women in asia i, that's me for the role of money. and i mentioned on the voice. the only way i can be on top is to create my own empire

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