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this is deja vu news coming to you live from burnet kofi anon has died at the age of eighty the former united nations chief and nobel peace prize laureate served two terms of the world's top fifty last later he became un special envoy for syria but examined his legacy also calling on. commemorating the dad is to me hold a state funeral for the victims of choose days bridge collapse in the northern city of genoa relatives and friends joined the country's leaders to say good bye soon turned towards some families refused to take part in the service that you don't
have the nations from our correspondents. and thousands waiting for rescue as the conscious drop explodes about her children india foreign minister called the disaster the worst in a century it's already made more than three hundred lives. me. i'm on an island thank you for joining us now the former united nations chief and nobel peace prize laureate kofi annan has died as the courting to his foundation and on was the first black african to take up the role both the world's top diplomat serving two terms from lunch ninety seven to two thousand and six and major serves as the u.n. special envoy for syria meeting efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict after a short illness at the age of eighty. i'm joined now in studio by
a correspondent. now where as we heard kofi annan has died and it's quite shocking after a short illness at the age of eighty. he served as two terms as the un's top diplomat what's likely to be his legacy i think his legacy will be one off and untiring committed peace negotiator and the best to do to peace and reconciliation and for i mean a multitude of issues he addressed like global poverty he addressed a constantly fought against that at this time. and of course the signing of the millennium goals which was of particular interest and importance for african countries and then i think foremost i mean he was the first black african in this post as u.n. secretary general and that was of significance huge significance for african countries in particular so he paved the way essentially now you as a d.w.i.
africa correspondent have actually met kofi annan what were your personal impressions of him it was actually really interesting such a huge man with such an aura and just what goes in front of him before you meet him and then he was actually really sure i mean he's got this group i go to the and he's not vibrant he was vibrant and extrovert he was rather. withdrawn and very thought for i mean he studied economics he was a bit technical at times very correct modest but warm. now. and then obviously is almost synonymous with the u.s. and the current u.n. secretary general has actually come out and said antonio terrorists he was the u.n. . he did obviously do work for them after he left what exactly did he do what were
his different roles he worked as the u.n. special envoy for syria for quite a number of years and then most recently he made the plight of the rich fleeing his own and talked about it until recently it was very short. now and he was the chair off the old group that was formed after mandela. went out of politics and it's top politicians and wise people in their statesman. spreading mandela long walk to freedom basically the message of peace and reconciliation to young africans director thank you very much for joining. italian city of genoa is holding a state funeral for victims of cheese days motorway bridge collapse at least thirty eight people are confirmed to have been killed in the tragedy and bodies are still being recovered if these prime minister just that they contact and president sergio
much are valid are attending service in the hall were victims relatives and friends have also gathers the families of some of the victims are refusing to take part in the ceremony. let's bring in our correspondent for the well end who is in rome f l n f l philip the funeral service is underway what's the latest where you are. well the service is actually just come to an end. very moving. service with. top representatives of the italian state president members of the new government actually applauded being in office for a very short time so they can't be seen as responsible for the full sit in the past the archbishop. general wes spoke of the collapse of the bridge is creating a tear in the heart of general and the very moving scenes relatives
touching the coffin as the funeral went forward the coffins covered with white roses and at the end rather surprisingly prayers and a message of peace from the. muslim faith in general were sort of were. bred as who are to albanian victims who were of the islamic faith. on coming out to pay their respects now some of the victims' relatives have declared that they will be and they have stayed away from today's funeral service so why is the house. well a number said that they simply want to hold the funeral for their loved one in their own homes close to their own homes so that friends and family can attend more conveniently but there have been others who. spoke very politically
of what happened as a state homicide and so there was no sense in that tape taking part in a state funeral there's a sense that the government failed to supervise the safety of this bridge because of a major. bridge something that simply should not happen and so we're sure to come out of anger among the relatives of the victims and so we're really quite understandable decision that many of them didn't want to participate in this funeral service in general. very stack or if so for a very very tragic event while the firm responsible for the maintenance of the bridge by the way is also due to hold a news conference and there is an awful lot of pressure on them not just to provide answers but also to possibly compensate the families what kind of action are they
likely to take. that will people are expecting that they will make a commitment to pay a immediate compensation to the relatives of the victims and also to counter the. hundreds of people who lost their homes as a result of this disaster homes that were built under the bridge and and now considered to be unsafe it's also expected that they will let the word serve. and solidarity which until now are lacking from the company and the company has been very much criticized for the failure of communication and finally it's expect . they will offer to rebuild the bridge and. improve the road infrastructure over her general until that's the kind of thing that they will need to negotiate about with the government particularly if it seems likely that they're
pretty license could be revoked. and roll thank you for that officials in kerala are pleading for more help as monsoon floods in and days much of the southern indian states and the death toll continues to climb the state's chief minister says three hundred twenty four people have died in what he calls the worst floods in one hundred years and the u.s. military has been called in to help with the relief efforts. rescue teams are continuously being called out here more often than they can keep up with others drag themselves to safety in whichever way they can. this is now a full scale military operation a human chain of soldiers passing basic supplies over a makeshift bridge for these villagers who've sought higher ground in the treetops . those rescue to being taken to shelters more than three hundred thousand people
have been evacuated so far many more are still waiting for an air sorties are being undertaken and people keep coming. additionally we have more than. what it gives was along with giving the boards. it's being called the worst flooding in one hundred years ten days of relentless heavy rains have left villages totally submerged thousands of people across the state are still stranded and with more rain forecast the flood waters ones be receding anytime soon . the level of water has risen tremendously it's not slowing down and that's why people are scared one of the. deadly mudslides have added to the desolation they've crushed homes. scattered temporary.
and cutoff vital roads. on saturday morning prime minister narendra modi was flown over some of the worst hit areas he's promised more than seventy million dollars in aid more boats and helicopters to many down below all that can't come soon enough. football now and the german cup kicks off this weekend giving lower tier teams their chance for glory against the big name side the first round features one such not just a thought i had it were ones born as they get champions that are now languishing in the purge division take on top tier heavyweights after nine and they're hoping for a big upset. these players are kaiserslautern legends they were all part of a powerhouse club and part of germany's world cup winning team in one thousand nine hundred fifty four nowadays the squad has players with best second division
experience more than twenty players left when kaiserslautern dropped into the third tier the end of last season in the wooden league monuments fifty percent of your revenue when you go down to the third division that makes it incredibly difficult to maintain a good team. at the moment the club is fifteenth in the third division table. now they host hoffenheim in the german cup twenty years ago kaiserslautern were born in this league champions hoffenheim just a local village club the tables have turned. the cost of expanding their stadium for the two thousand and six world cup saddle kaiserslautern with big debts and soon the club was swapping europa league football for the second division bosses came and went but mismanagement proved constant and last season the club was relegated once more. luda the fact that it's now
hoffenheim the recent upstart from the region bringing the bonus league back to kaiserslautern is met with mixed feelings. forcing terms it's an enormous challenge to play a champions league side it's not the kind of big name club that we would expect to sell out the stadium for but still it's abundance league at champions league level team against a third division team but that's what's so interesting about football that a sensation is always possible in a game like this one as in south america has a sensation used to mean bringing home the world cup now a victory against hoffenheim would qualify in cases louts and footballing dreams have become arc of lee more modest. i found frenzy greece as you say in bold as the track and field star arrives at fifty airports ahead of his trial at football a league saw the central coast mariners fans cheers are holes for selfies in the big time and he said he builds australia and was happy to call the country home jamaican bold who won a olympic gold before retiring last year wants to start
a second career as a professional footballer. as sony is oss tanakh sped into an early lead in the rally of germany on friday the toyota driver who won five of the days and sixty ages and remains on the horse to win his second rally in a row well the second was for a five time world champion sebastian. championship peter terry is back in the herd with almost thirty seconds on each. and here's a reminder of the top stories that we're following for you. the former united nations chief and nobel peace prize laureates kofi annan has died and i'm there it's two terms as the world's top at the last major search as the u.n. special envoy for syria he was eighteen years of age. that's it for me for now you are watching d.w. news coming to you live from berlin more news again at the top of the hour and don't forget that you can get all the latest news and information around the clock