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energy conservation. recycling. transport can help regional airline find out what you can do today at regional the lines. you're watching david levy is live from berlin hope and heroism in mexico as efforts to find survivors amongst the rubble of tuesday's powerful earthquake continue rescuers have worked through the night and disaster sites including a primary school we'll take you to mexico city for the latest also on the program thousands of supporters of cots a lot independents rally in barcelona to protest against
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a crackdown by spanish police to spain's government tries to prevent catalonia from holding an unauthorized independence first. germany's foreign minister defends the iran nuclear deal of his concerns that the united states may try to scrap its segment god now is due to address the united nations general assembly shortly and we'll bring that to you live. and time to cough up the bankrupt carrier after less credit is made to consider office for germany second biggest ally and will the brand still be around in the coming months will be chopped up and sold off. i'm phil gail welcome to the program. more than two hundred thirty people have now been confirmed dead following tuesday's earthquake in mexico rescue workers are
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still searching for survivors amongst the rubble of collapsed buildings one of the most desperate halfassed is at a primary school in mexico city where rescue crews have been working through the night. a sign of life under the rubble rescue work is sickening for quiet as they search for survivors they've spotted a little hand it's a good they ask her to move it she can now the kids to painstakingly slow process of freeing her. rescuers save ago has taught them a name is frieda. apart from just her name she told us there were two other children and that there were more bodies but we don't know if the others are alive . it's a race against time to find people trapped under the rubble and to clear the way to where they lie. there are still people in there. there are still people groaning i have to clear the rubble from three more floors and you still
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hear people inside. the capital city has seen a number of traumatic rescues this man was rescued after spending more than twenty four hours under the debris of his partly collapsed apartment building others however were not so lucky and with every hour that goes by hope that more survivors will be found when those in a crew twist of irony the seven point one magnitude quake struck just after many in the city had tarried out and earthquake drill like every year the search area was jejune on the anniversary of a nine hundred eighty five earthquake that killed more than ten thousand people this latest adversity has united a city in both grief and determination people from all walks of life have formed human chains to help. because you want to help out but you can't do anything. you want to do everything quickly it's like
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a human survival instinct but you can't do anything. but the sheer number of people involved it's also complicating efforts. rescuers regularly call are out for silence any sound midst is a possible life lost. as the search for survivors continues many in the city have taken refuge on the streets the second quake to hit the country in just two weeks has left them with nowhere else to go. mexico's president and leak a penny an ear too says mike sicko is facing a new national emergency his declared three days of national mourning to order the victims. straight to mexico city then where correspondent jim moret is standing by welcome carolyn. with the current situation regarding that little girl for the other children who may still be alive and.
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well frieda is actually not her real name that is the name mexico has given her and that already shows how this little girl has become the symbol of the people who are under the rubble after this earthquake she has become not only the similar so the whole mexicans are waiting for her to be found hopefully alive and of course it has also become a political symbol for president enrique pena nieto who looks forward to two are having good news for mexicans at the polls i have to really support him during the last days here in mexico mexico city of course is one of the world's biggest population centers do we have a clear picture of the extent of the damage yes the major. told today that around forty to fifty buildings have collapsed here in
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mexico city and he also talks around about two hundred to two hundred fifty people who have lost their lives and here. earthquake to days ago it is very important also to underline that rescue teams say that people can survive the rubble up to seventy two hours after the earthquake but time is really running out because the earthquake already took place forty five hours ago so it is very tense sierra the atmosphere is very tense and people are really running against time i wanted people been telling you about their experiences over the last two days. well lots of mexican so i have been talking talking to them already experience of the earthquake thirty two years ago back in ninety eighty five and they were telling me it was it felt exactly the same as strong as the one in ninety eighty
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five although this earthquake was not that strong and were really is impressive is the solidarity here even restaurants are making food for helpers. teams and they're not selling anything there is a big big solidarity a human chains and everyone is trying to have where they can how. the scene behind you looks relatively unscathed discern a sense that parts of the city are all getting back to normal. sorry again please i didn't get that question on the scene behind you looks unscathed is mexico city getting back to normal. well they're trying to schools for example are not working because there is a very big danger that they could collapse so there are lots of pupils also at home or even helping out with the rescue teams and it is very difficult to have
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a good internet connection that's why i'm here and that's why we can see the rebels behind me because we have your internet connection down there i try and i will try to show it to you during the next connection we'll have. there's not a good internet connection but people are mexicans are trying to get back to normality but there is still this as i told you i hope saudi diary everyone is talking about the earthquake it's the main topic here and frieda is the main symbol . in mexico city thank you. meanwhile harlequin maria is back over open sea and regaining strength a day after devastating presser rico the u.s. national hurricane center has issued a warning for the turks and caicos islands on the eastern bahamas maria hit to puerto rico as a category four storm people that are only just beginning to assess the full extent of the damage. picking up the pieces after puerto rico's storm of the century here in san juan and across the island people are just beginning to come to
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grips with the aftermath of maria galland power lines uprooted trees and shredded roofs litter the streets it's just some of the damage from a storm that officials say it battered everything in its path. meanwhile tens of thousands remain in shelters they're still uncertain when they'll be able to return home and what awaits them when they do. the storm roared ashore on wednesday morning on puerto rico's things turn coast torrential rains and winds of two hundred fifty kilometers per hour destroyed homes flooded streets and knocked out power to nearly the entire island residents described the scene as the strongest storm in over eighty years neared its peak. like i'm in the middle of the war story. there we're only here they're growing the way and the doors are sherry
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and it feels great pellets are being thrown at my windows. northwest now being the worst of the warm and i'm hoping that my. puerto rico literally can't afford this disaster the united states territory declared bankruptcy earlier this year and maria will likely plunge the island deeper into financial crisis u.s. officials have promised eight. but first of all i'd like to say the same thing which is to our fellow citizens in puerto rico they are right now front and center in our thoughts in our prayers we want them to know that the federal response will be there we want them to know that we are thinking of them first and foremost right now as they can that is very very dangerous hurricane. meanwhile others in the storm's path are bracing themselves people here are taking no chances preparing for it but hoping to escape the worst of the start of it well
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a lot of tough new economic sanctions against north korea and made the announcement of the u.n. general assembly ahead of a meeting with the leaders of japan and south korea to discuss the nuclear threat posed by p. on the. new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund north career's efforts to develop the deadliest weapons known to human kind the order in hand says the treasury department's authorities to target any individual or entity that conduct significant trade in goods services or technology with north korea. now mr trump says north korea's that textiles fishing information technology and manufacturing industries are amongst those the u.s. could target diplomatic sources say the a us also agreed on fresh sanctions including a ban on investments in north korea and e.u. oil experts will cross over to the un general assembly later in this program where the german foreign minister sigma gabriele is speaking is expected to touch on
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north korea and iran in his address now to some of the other stories making news around the world kenya's president has accused the country's supreme court of staging who are kenyatta told supporters that the court's decision to a no last month's presidential election could throw the country into judicial chaos earlier there were protests after the court explained its ruling by blaming the election board a new vote has now been rescheduled for the twenty sixth of october. iraq has launched a major offensive to retake how we are one of the last strongholds of so-called islamic state the country's prime minister has predicted another victory in the town about two hundred forty kilometers north of the capital baghdad extremists territory has been shrinking fast over the past few months. into europe's muslims face widespread prejudice and discrimination those are the findings of a new survey by the e.u. fundamental rights agency account of us more than ten thousand mostly migrants and
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descendants of muslim migrants in fifteen e.u. member states despite their negative experiences seventy six percent of respondents said they felt strongly attached the country they live in and reporting higher levels of trust in democratic institutions than the general public of thirty one percent of those seeking work said they had been discriminated against in the last five years people who face such apparent prejudice showed lower levels of trust in the country's legal system and the police and forty two percent of those stopped by the police over the last year said this it happened because of their migrant or ethnic minority background but the survey showed increasing levels of discrimination compared to a two thousand and eight survey a high proportion of respondents were adamant adamant that they would not respond with physical violence if insulted. well cut and rushed to speak for the u.s. agency for fundamental rights and joins us from vienna welcome to day w so what
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does this survey tell us about the state of muslim integration within europe. well i think to begin with we need to understand that integration isn't simply a task for immigrants to fulfill i integrate in is always a two way street whereby those settling in the e.u. are those of the migrant background agreed to play by the rules and the receiving countries in their turn ensure that the conditions that are met for the newcomers are of the minority has to receive education training enter a labor markets and not be discriminated. and so we see from our survey that the strong sense of belonging and high rates of trust in the police and the justice system are really very positive and above all they demonstrate that it's completely absurd to say that muslims don't want to or can't integrate into european society but we also see as some of the figures you just mentioned show that we can't be
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complacent we need to build on we need to capitalise on this sense of belonging and trust in the democratic institutions and for this we urgently need to combat this to tackle the negativity that we see in political and in much of the public discourse and we need to make sure that the laws that we have are applied ok so that the survey was across fifteen member nations that didn't show any of regional variations. yes it did and we all looked more at the overall picture that it presented but there were important regional differences of course these fifteen e.u. member states have very different traditions and experiences with migration and that partially explains the differences but there were certainly some.


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