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3 power plays and the lines is behind the scenes of the finance summit starts august, 5th on d, w. ah, the news this is due to the news line from berlin. germany is on high alert, is the clean up operation gets underway after severe funding proceeding waters in the western part of the country of our residence to begin to take stock there. but the south and east are hit by more flooding. we'll go live to our reporter for the latest. also coming up in other parts of europe discover the extent of the damage caused by the flooding. a huge cleanup gets under way in belgium and
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the me i'm the spicer. welcome to the program. germany, chancellor. ag medical is preparing to visit regions of germany effected by severe flooding that his killed at least a 156 people. the disaster area in germany, stretches between the districts of heinz berg f, staten island, near the border with the deadlines in belgium. a massive cleanup operation is under way as rescue cruise search for survivors. more than a 1000 people are still missing. d w reporter kate brady has this report from some of the flooded villages around bon destruction and deborah, on every corner. the only sound on the street mud being scraped
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away and tractors, rumbling through the ones picturesque pounds of violence. here in our violet, the water has subsided, and it's only now that the real true extent of the damage caused by the floods is really coming to light. a lot of people are returning to their homes for the 1st time since the flood the scenes and devastating for those returning the owners of this home moved in only 6 months ago. the flood water reached halfway up the walls of the 1st floor just now got it. couldn't react quickly enough to move along and we had to fit upstairs the 24 hours because the fire service came enough. have you been hurt? if not, then you'll have to manage on your own in cooking, but at least we are a life of the navy. if there were so many this is the only, it's unbelievable. you can't imagine what's happening here. he's pushed the apart. the other volunteers, family and friends have travelled far and wide,
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violent to help. those affected the here clearing homes while supplying people with the basics for long, free stick put in for type trouble. this morning i was handing out breakfast down by the river. there was a family that couldn't come out of the house, so i got the supplies to them over the balcony via the garbage room. the audi for many locals. right now, one financial help from the state quickly and were this little red tape as possible? further north and f that a donation banker, the school has been overwhelmed with clothes and food. donations have stopped now because they just kept coming. it just became too much. those definitely plenty of willingness to help. some locals evacuated from apps that this week are also being sheltered at the school. many feel left in the dark, doesn't you mind them? and i think there should be an official from the city that you can talk to here,
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even if they don't have much new to say all but at least then you'd have the feeling that they care for, for the men to come. because we don't know whether we'll get in our house again at all. can you even live there? no more than a rigid all gone forever. when so many of those affected that question could take weeks, months if not years to be answered. and d, w report, julio jelly is on the ground force in sure. a town of 660 inhabitants. julia how the situation there just a few days after the flooding. now where we're standing now, we're in the upper part of shoes of the town and behind me one can see the devastation and all the destruction that the water has brought through the town. some of the houses that were closer to the river have been completely swept away. houses further back further away from the water are destroyed up to the 2nd floor.
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some are completely gutted, filled with mud and debris. it's really a dramatic situation and it's not only the destruction of things. the decimal is, has been growing sale the police in the area have said that only in the area here where we are now. they have counted up $110.00 steps and they expect that the best tool to continue increasing and they are currently searching the area with helicopters to try and recover any victims julia, german chance or masculine, expected to visit the area where you are today. i'm going to come back to you in a moment. we have some reaction from people dealing with a disaster. there. first thing on 5th, i think it's very important that our political leaders show up here on one hand to express a personal sympathy, but also to get a picture of the situation on the ground themselves. and then if necessary to promise help financial hope or government help by the boon is there,
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or via the technical relief agency. if they bring shovels, buckets and brooms, and lender hand, i think it's fine that they come here. but if they are just coming here to go, i don't think that's okay. then they should please stay away. for julie, if you could provide some insight on that, we heard some mixed feelings that sounded like but federal elections are just 2 months away. do you think the floods could have a political impact on them somehow? well, we've seen not only that, i'm going to america is going to come here to pay a visit, but we've seen other politicians also being involved in lashes has been very present. also, because he has not only the chancellor, a candidate for marco's conservative, but he is also the state premier of north ryan with failure, which has been heavily affected by the flooding. and he has been under a lot of pressure and strongly criticized because he was filmed laughing while the
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president of germany was giving a speech about the flooding. and so the criticism has been very strong and this might affect his chances in the electoral campaign. we also see experts saying that climate change could become a central topic in the political campaign, and that might also maybe favor another party that is running, which is the green party. and just of course, to find that there have been floods before in germany, but never this deadly in recent memory. what happened just the sheer amount of rain that came pouring down in the last few days before the floods was really out standing. some people i spoke to yesterday told me that they were expecting maybe some flooding. they had already experienced flooding in 2016 where water had gone up 11 and a half meters. so they were prepared for something like that. they had sandbags and
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they thought maybe they're sellers with flood, but instead, a huge wave of water came in 56 meters high and they were not expecting that were not prepared for it. julius to deli reporting force from shoulder at the scene of the flooding, with keen continues, thanks so much while some german towns begin to assess the damage and clean up others further south are being hit by new flooding in the southeast and saxony. rail lines are closed due to rising waters. a state of emergency has been declared in parts of the state of bavaria. across the border there, in austria, flooding and heavy rains are causing serious damage. in the town of elaine, close to the german border, flash flood swept through the streets. people living there had already been warned to be careful, and to avoid going into their sellers and basements. other parts of europe has also been badly affected by the floods. tens of thousands of people had been
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evacuated from southern parts of the netherlands, and belgium is also counted the cost. at least 27 people died there. the region around the moon river was the worst effected by what authorities are calling an unprecedented deluge of water. the floods have receded from the streets of pepin sta, leaving the mud behind residence at toiling to reclaim their homes. praying that the rain holds off the days of heavy downpours. turn this gentle stream into a raging torrent houses along the riverbank overwhelmed by the force. the water cause swept off the roads, residents and shock. how many selfish i mean, we've never seen anything like this before. i would never have imagined that there's been a bit of water before,
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but nothing like that. we could never have imagined the water up to the ceiling. it's a catastrophe. european commission president of on the line came to take stock of the damage. little pull up. and she's promising long term help. of course, the european union has been helping with the helicopter. both but adjust, reassure the citizens that we will, of course here also for we, for instruction outside assistance is welcome. but the community is pulling together to get through the worst news ma'am. and so i'm really surprised, but very happy to see the solidarity that has developed. honestly, it's amazing. the water is on its way out, but it will be a long time before things get back to normal. let's take
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a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world to athletes in the olympic village and tokyo have tested positive for the corona virus deepening fears about the spread of virus when the limpid game start on friday brings a total to 3 infections inside the village, where teams are closed off to the public. must invoice, the wife of haiti's assassinated president has returned to the caribbean nation. after receiving treatment in miami hospital. she was injured during the attack on her husband. jove ned more used last week. dozens of people have been taken to hospital in texas after a chemical spill in a water part. people suffered minor skin irritation and breathing problems. stories are investigating the cause of belief. representatives of the african government and taliban. insurgents are meeting in cutter for talks. fighting is intensifying across afghanistan and the security situation is getting worse. a key border
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crossing with pakistan has now reopened. after being taken over by the taliban. hundreds of people headed into afghanistan through the spin bolduc sherman border point on saturday. summer afghans living in pakistan who want to rejoin their families for the muslim festival of eat, alada next week. pockets on close to crossing on wednesday after the taliban captured the african side. now they are letting limited numbers of travelers through again. people are coming the other way to the afghans and pakistani, returning home. taliban was standing at the board of searching people, allowing them to leave. so with checking voted, documents, no say no. on friday there was heavy fighting. as afghan government troops tried to retake the border town from the taliban, they didn't succeed. said that there were bodies of afghan government forces and civilians lying burnt on the side of the road. checkpoints were burned down. the
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taliban were moving around in afghan forces vehicles, but you know, they're going to be going to the tunnel band. border crossing is provide a rich source of revenue. the group of also taken other checkpoints with neighboring countries in the north and west in land lock, more torn afghans on the crossings or in lifeline, essentially brought in from pakistan and in the other direction. afghan good for transported to the world. here it's been bolduc on the tunnel band flag flying on the afghan side of the border pockets done this no longer seems to be any great obstacle in saudi arabia. pilgrims arriving in mecca to perform the hatch, which officially starts on sunday. the annual pilgrimage has been scaled back for a 2nd year running and is taking place under type restrictions. this year, just 60000 people will be allowed to perform, but it's one of the most important acts of faith in it. and only people living in
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saudi arabia can attend. before the corona, virus pandemic, the hedge would drug, millions of muslims from around the world to the city of mecca. some of cinema's biggest stars have been in front of the cameras as the can film festival draws to a close in the south of france. after sharon stone and jerry chief spike li announced the biggest prize, panama dog went to 10 by the french director. she had to call no, but a young, serial killer festival, it's making it's come back after the panoramic force, the cancellation of last year's movie industry extravaganza. and reminder, the top story we're following for you. a massive clean rob ration is underway in western regions in germany by severe fleming. the country remained on alert after down fours in rainfall in the south and you're watching the news live from berlin coming up next world stories week in reports. i think
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