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the me, the news . this is the news live from berlin. germany launches a clean up operation after severe flooding. waters have receded in the west of the country mowing residents to assess the damage. more rain has fallen in the south and east putting those regions on high alert. also kind of go crazy jumping the gun and can the jury president spike lee gets ahead of himself announcing the winner of the festivals taught them. honor will reveal which failed perceived the time in
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the annex spicer. welcome to the program. germany's chance for angler math is preparing to visit regions of germany affected by severe flooding that has killed at least 156 people. the disaster area in germany stretches between the districts of heinz berg f stat and arvada near the border with the netherlands and belgium. a massive cleanup operation is underway. 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 away and tractors,
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rumbling through the once picturesque town of violence. here in our violet, the water has subsided and certainly 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 seems a devastating for those. returning the owners of this time moved in only 6 months ago. the flood water reached halfway up the walls of the 1st floor. still snow guy couldn't react quickly enough to move our belongings. we had to sit upstairs for 24 hours because the fire service came and asked, have you been hurt? if not, then you'll have to manage on your own. on emma's cooking, but at least where a life i'm of the navy. if there were so many this is all. it's unbelievable. you can't imagine what's happening here. push the bus, the park, the other volunteers, family and friends have travelled far and wide to violate to help those effected
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the here clearing homes while supplying people with the basics for long 3, still pushing for ties 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. fire the garbage room. the all the 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 bank at a school has been overwhelmed with clothes and food. donations are 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? and i think that should be an official from the city that you can talk to. even if they don't have much new to say, but at least then you'd have the feeling that they care for the mental come to come
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on. we don't know whether we'll get in our house again at all. can you even live? there is no more than a rigid old gone forever. when many of those affected that question could take weeks? months if not years to be answered. and d, w reported julia. so deli is on the ground for us. in short, 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 has been completely swept away. houses further back further away from the water are destroyed up to the 2nd floor. some are completely gutted, filled with mud and debris. it's really
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a dramatic situation and it's not only the destruction of things. the death toll is, has been growing stale. the police in the area have said that only in the area here where we are now. they have counted up to 110 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 matthew list expected to visit the area where you are today are going to come back to you in a moment. we have some reaction from people dealing with disaster. their 1st thing was, i think it's very important that our political leaders show up here on one hand to express personal sympathy, but also to get a picture of the situation on the ground themselves. and then if necessary to promise help financial help or government help find a boon does their or via the technical relief agency,
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the any. if they bring shovels, buckets and brooms, and lender hand. i think it's fine that they come in. but if they are just coming here to go, i don't think that's okay. then they should please stay away. this is julia if you could provide some insight on that. we heard mixed feelings that sounded like the federal elections are just 2 months away. do you think the floods could have a political impact on them somehow? well, we see not only that, i'm going to america is going to come here to pay a visit, but we've seen other petitions also being involved in law. she has been very present also because he is not only the chancellor, a candidate for marco's conservative, but he is also the state premier of north run 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. their water had gone up $11.00 and a half meters. so they were prepared for something like that. they had sandbags and they thought maybe there sellers would flood, but instead
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a huge wave of water came in 56 meters high and they were not expecting that. and we're not prepared for it. julius deli reporting for us from sure that the scene of the flooding where the clean up 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 in saxony, rail lines are closed due to rising waters. the state of emergency has been declared in parts of the state of bavaria and across the border and austria flooding and heavy rains or causing serious damage. in the town of elaine, close to the german border, a flash flood had swept to the streets. people living there had already been warned to be careful and avoid going into their sellers and face. let's take a look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. at least 25 people have been killed in landslides, triggered by monsoon reigns and moon by one area. several houses were crushed by
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a collapsed wall. authority say more people could be trapped under mud and debris building collapses are common during india's monsoon season. to athletes in the limbic village and tokyo have tested positive for the corona virus. they deepening fears about the spread of the virus when the olympic games start on friday. it brings the total to 3 infections in stock village where teams are closed off public math, teen louise, the wife of haiti's assassinated president, has returned to the caribbean nation after receiving treatment in a miami hospital. she was injured during the attack on her husband of not sure of annella marie last week. representatives of the afghan government and taliban insurgents are meeting in cutter for talks. fighting is intensifying across afghan instead. and the security situation is getting worse. a key border crossing with
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pakistan has now reopened. after being taken over by the taliban, the hundreds of people headed into afghanistan through the spin bolduc sean on board. a point on saturday summer afghans living in pakistan who want to rejoin their families for the muslim festival of ead 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 were standing at the board of searching people, allowing them to linked with checking voted documents. on friday there was heavy fighting. as afghan government troops tried to retake the border town from the taliban. they didn't succeed. said go the better, but there were bodies of afghan government forces and civilians lying burnt on the
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sides of the road. checkpoints go down the taliban when moving around in afghan forces vehicles, they're going to do that. so the tunnel band border crossings provide a rich source of revenue. the group of those who taken other checkpoints with neighboring countries in the north and west in landlocked war, 2 and half canister. the crossings are a lifeline essentially brought in from pakistan. and in the other direction, afghan goods transported to the world. here it's been bolduc sharma and the taliban flag flying on the afghan side of the border pockets done this no longer seems to be any great obstacle. and we switched gears to culture now and they can a cannot film festival took place at the cliffs, the closing ceremonies often filled with suspense, including attendees waiting until the very end to find out who has won the top award for this year. jerry president spike li, jumped the gun and then i started with this miscommunication. it began with
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a slip up. i can jury president spike lea nearly announced the winner early, but was stopped in the nick of time. he's got his tom door went to the room to time by julia do corner. it's me the in time, in the history of the festival that a woman received the award located radical and shocking to me. the main character alexia has a titanium plate implanted in her head after a serious car accident as a child. in spite of this, she loves cause quite literally, and brutally kills any one he gets too close to her. she meets a fireman who loves her like a father. at the same time, her body goes through a drastic change film. critics, a hailing it as a film that breaks boundaries,
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but the shocks a more than just cheap through the mas. i'd like to think the jury for acknowledging with this prize that the world needs more diversity. and thank you for letting the monks does in. it must use you to do the civil put him this 74th season of the festival took place under unusual conditions. last year it was cancelled entirely due to the pandemic. this year, locals, tourists, and loves of cinema, were able to enjoy its return. obligatory mazda and pci test. it was actually pretty normal. only on your able to forget about coven, for a little while here. last year was difficult for everyone. you can breathe a sigh of relief. festival go is agree. it was with few exceptions, a can without many highlights or big stuff. but cinema is back on the red carpet
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and back in people's lives. in saudi arabia, pilgrims are arriving in mecca to perform the hodge which starts officially on sunday. the annual pilgrimage has been scaled back for 2nd year running and is taking place under type restrictions. this year, just 60000 people will be allowed perform. what is one of the most important acts of faith in islam, and only people living in saudi arabia can attend before the corona, virus pandemic, the hedge withdraw millions of muslims from around the world to the city of mecca. and a reminder, the top story we're following for you. a massive cleanup operation is underway in western regions of germany hit by severe flooding. the country remains on alert or downpours of fall in the south, as rainfall in the south and east, the washing dw news line from berlin. coming up next to our documentary film,
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