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the, the news . this is news live from berlin. the numbers rides, by the hour, catastrophic flooding has killed at least 150 people in western europe. most of them in germany. rescuers are searching for survivors and towns buried under the rubble and mighty. and belgium declares tuesday as a day of mourning victims of the worst floods the country has ever seen. 20 people are known to have died there. also on the show security situation in afghanistan were sent taliban fighters,
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capitalize on the las vegas of us to troop withdrawal. people caught up in the fighting are desperately looking for a way out. ah spicer welcome to the program. record breaking floods have killed at least a 150 people in western europe. most of the desk are in germany's west, where the disaster areas stretches between the towns of hines, beg of staff, in arvada, near the border with the netherlands and belgium. more than 130 people have been confirmed dead and more than a 1000 are still missing. president frank folder stein mar has promised support for the victims, families and to the damage towns. another mock of they've devastating floods. a landslide collapses houses into the mud evacuated residence had already
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started to return home. now many a few dead in other towns to clean up if it has already started invalid full time, residents peak through what's left of their home. they say they had almost no time to react before raging flood waters hit the town of miles. and all of a sudden the water breached the damn. all the houses here, the same height. so when the water came up from the cell at lightning speed, we all jumped in our cars and drove up the mountain. out of the pocket of itself in back. horrified, we had to get ourselves to safety. hundreds of thousands of houses without power of clean water. the internet is being cut and phone reception is down. volunteers have come from nearby areas, bringing whatever equipment they have to help clear roads and houses when you're under come. when i arrived here, it was
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a disaster for the entire road behind me was covered in branches and brick cars. oh, mashed into one up to this heights in the front. you couldn't access the building left and right. and we didn't know what we'd find in the rubble. we were warned that we might come across bodies and that we should let the fire brigade and the police, the police say him, oh, many towns, it's still cut off. some major roads are flooded or broken apart. germany's defense minister his cold for the army to make rescue efforts a top priority. as late as share, the shock and the ferocity of the disaster. this is time to, to good to get us. it is a tragedy that so many have lost their lives. it leaves me stunned, have a few dimensions on the land. many people in our country feel for those who are graving for their loved one with is mercy. i'd like to express my sympathy to those
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families and it's my thought with the authority say overflowing dams could still be threatening more homes enforcing residents to stay away while the weather has cleared in some areas more rainfall is expected and dw reported julia delhi is on the ground forced invalid pause time. julia, what's happening where you are and in the region where you are right now, are you, we are in what you be the main square of the town. and as you can see behind me, there's a lot of movement going on. a lot of volunteers here trying to help clean up the town from all the debris, trees, cars, furniture, all sorts of things. but this is a town that is on the edge in the beginning of the region that has been very hardly hit here in western germany. the of iowa and police have today said that they confirmed that there have been 90 deaths only here in this region. and they do
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expect the death toll to keep on rising. so it is really a dramatic situation here in a town, just 20 minutes away from here. 12 people who lived in a facility for disabled people drowned in the facility on the ground floor when water came rushing in. and the people caring for them were unable to, to take them to a safe place further up. even though they managed to save other people, so it really dramatic stories here. and while the situation right here where we're now in terms of flooding is feeble in the night for the north close to cologne, a dam broke. so some situations are still evolving in the region. there's, there's some heartbreaking stories you're sharing with this julia. let me just come back to this damn that. you mentioned there's a, there's a problem with a damn or people downstream and danger. then. well, as we heard in the report, authorities were expecting some of these dams to break or water to overflow,
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and that's what happened last night. they were able to evacuate one of the towns. it was down stream, it was at risk. we evacuated 700 people. but water is still there at the moment, and people are reportedly trying to shore off their houses with sandbags because they don't want further water to come in and further damage their, their homes. we understand is a problem of the flooding, of course, but we're also hearing reports about a problem of sink holes. can you tell us about that? yes, in the area in the town of f starts also towards cologne. for the north, from here a gravel quarry that is close to the edge of town, gradually filled and filled with water until a thing cool happened, then it brought with it homes, cars and also people and rescuers are still searching for some of the missing people. there ok d, w reporter julia. so deli reporting for us on the devastating floods in germany and
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the netherlands from the town of valley was time and neighboring belgium. at least 20 people have died in flooding. the government has declared tuesday a national day of mourning. the towns of yours in belgium and venlo and the netherlands are facing major problems. thousands of people and venmo had to leave their homes. authorities in the area evacuated to 100 hospital patients due to the threat with the river still menacing the residence of pippins to begin the long hard task of cleaning up the floods have wrecked home, destroyed cars and ruined lives. in the small belgian town, everyone shock. everyone is crying. everyone is only now seeing the real damage. most people have had enough love to talk to
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it's distressing, like you were all your life to build something and then even with the water levels receding. the danger remains during an interview with the towns mayor and a tv cru captured the moment. a house partially collapse that makes, that is, she's to me rec, eclipsed with its residence. still inside the such scenes of devastation have unfolded across the country and are set to continue to new de la gale and the extension of the weather related disaster. the national state of emergency was triggered yesterday afternoon. let us your situation is changing, minute by minute. all right, and in many places it remains streamline, critical as they sift through the wreckage pincers,
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residents can only hope that the worst is behind them. let's take a look now is some of the other stories making headlines around the world. the funeral for have slain president jovan and it will take place on july 23rd. always was assassinated in his home. 10 days ago. widow was injured in the attack, seems expected to return from treatment in the united states to attend the funeral . brazilian president shire both scenario has appeared on television from his hospital bed. in the south, paolo hospital also now was admitted on wednesday for treatment on an intestinal obstruction. 66 year old president is said to be covering well, but there's no news yet. when he'll be discharged. barcelona and the surrounding northeast corner of spain have been or reintroducing some public or just restrictions. so this bed at the delta very into the corona virus. catalonia is
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imposing a nightly curfew in towns with more than 5000 people. and high infection. visitors can once again enjoy the panoramic views of paris from the top of the eiffel tower . it has reopened after corona virus restrictions and renovation force decide to close for 9 months, but even as tourist trudged up the tower stairs work. take the elevator francis introducing new health restrictions to slow the spread of the delta. the afghan forces have clashed with taliban fighters in an operation to retake a key border crossing with pakistan. the unrest, it's been bolduc follows weeks of growing violence. as the taliban filled the void left by us troops, the security situation is stretching. government forces to their limits, forcing many people to try to leave the country. desperate and looking for way out . hundreds, gather at this close border crossing between afghanistan and pakistan with whatever
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they can carry. quite the hood. there's a war going on between the government and the taliban. on the other side, the border is closed. they have to stop fighting and let us go through. so we can go home, they're busted battles between afghan forces and television fighters have escalated across the country in recent weeks. there really is challenges to cover this kind of story on friday award winning photo journalist danny should eat, was killed, new spin bull dogs crossing. he was imbedded with special forces when the military attempted to regain control of the crossing. it's an economic lifeline for southern afghanistan, a crucial artery for exporting farm goods. controlling it would be an economical windfall for the taliban. insurgents, recent attack seem tactical, taking advantage of nato and us troop withdraw. us president joe biden had made
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a clear nation building was not part of the war on terror launch. 20 years ago. he says it's time to leave afghanistan future to which people russia, the foreign minister took a swipe it by calling the mission of failure. we faced the truth as president biden had confirmed americans left because they considered their mission accomplished. obviously he tried to present the situation in the best way possible, but everyone understand their mission failed. even as districts topple to the taliban, afghan leaders look with optimism towards piece talks and they say piece will only come from negotiating table and not the battlefield. latin american government has split along ideological lines over recent protests in cuba. thousands took to the streets their last weekend and the biggest demonstrations in decades. sheila has allowed pardon me, urged cuba to allow the primitive democracy protest,
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but not all jillions agree with that. intention is boiled over on friday when supporters and opponents of cuba government clashed outside the embassy of the country in chillies capital on the streets of santiago, cases, both for and against the cuban government traded blows with each other and with the police. emotions are running high after the largest anti government protests on the island. in decades. many cubans living in chile felt the need to show solidarity with protesters and their families back home. it was even, it's impossible to live in cuba. we can't do it anymore. my family is hungry, the new medicine, new phase. i have to spend the money very, very hard. not only government protests is charge keeping president miguel diaz kind of running a dictatorship. they say people living on the island
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a suffering under extreme economic and social hardships. meanwhile, across the street, government supporters called for an end to the decades long us blockade of cuba. de stress, the cube is problems should be for cuba alone to resolve one or someone support the government. we don't want an intervention. we want cuba problems to be solved in cuba. i mean they do have the havana is facing major purchased at home and abroad. and that also means on the street of santiago. 7 perfect to sports now, and the organizers of the tokyo olympics have confirmed that a person tested positive recovered 19 at the athletes village. tokyo 2020 c. e o t o. shiro mucho confirmed that a visitor from abroad who is involved in organizing the games had tested positive, not real attrition personal nationality, citing privacy. and amy, if you are, of course watching v w news live from berlin,
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