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this is d.w. news live from berlin and gunmen targeting iran's military elite dozens are dead and scores more wounded after an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest many believe revolutionary guard soldiers are among the dead iran's military has to retaliate also coming up a german wildfires far weeks ago by a military test rages on with the flames now threatening something one thousand residents german defense officials are facing
a storm of criticism will go to the site of the blaze. and kenya's highest court briefly allow screenings of a film exploring lesbian love this in a country where homosexuality can be punished with prison time. thanks for joining us i'm mary i haven't seen any iran dozens of people are dead and many more wounded after gunmen attacked a military parade in the country's southwest and many of the wounded remain in critical condition several militants opened fire on the crowds marking iranian military history it happened in avalos a city near iran's border with iraq both separatists and the so-called islamic state have claimed responsibility for the attack with iran's government promising a crushing response to the incident.
members of iran's elite forces taking cover dignitaries and civilians fleeing for their lives as gunmen opened fire on a military parade and. the soldiers were marching in one of the countrywide annual parades marking the start of iran's eight year war with iraq in the one nine hundred eighty s. when the shooting started. we suddenly realized that some armed people wearing fake military uniforms started attacking our comrades from behind the viewing platform then they opened fire on women and children because they were aimlessly shooting with no target. members of iran's revolutionary guards officials watching from a stand and civilians were among those killed. it's the bloodiest assault to
strike the country in recent years as iran's foreign minister was quick to point his finger at a u.s. ally in the region and threatened to retaliate. he tweeted iran holds regional tara sponsors and the u.s. must accountable for such attacks iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of iranian lives later both the so-called islamic state and a sunni arab nationalist movement claimed responsibility for the attack though neither gave evidence iran has blamed its arch rival saudi arabia for funding arab separatist groups in the past the bloodshed as a huge shock for the country and likely to raise tensions in an already tumultuous region. well earlier the guardian's iran correspondent cites kamali dagon told me that this is attack is likely to ramp up tensions between iran and saudi
arabia even more. miller iran has blamed for many years now its regional rivals including saudi arabia of assisting the stewardess groups and it's no blame saudi arabia many times worries even today the revolutionary guards directly like mr zarif who was not very direct in his tweets but revolutionary guards are very directly to saudi arabia was behind the attack so it is very critical times in the middle east where you have iran and saudi arabia on the opposite end of many conflicts you know you have syria you have the yemen war and iran and saudi arabia are on the opposite side of these companies so it's quite very very tense times in the middle east and on and on and both groups. see each other as an enemy and this i mean particularly disservice group drew terrorist attack in iran is very important it comes. at a time when iran is in a feeling the pressure of sanctions by the west or that at times with the middle east is quite tenuous and that was the guardian's iran correspondent saved kamali
take on speaking to me earlier from london now to some of the other stories making news around the world and the death toll following a ferry accident on lake victoria tanzania has risen to two hundred and seven the boat capsized on thursday state media says the ferry was overloaded on the third day after the disaster rescue workers recovered a survivor who was found in a pocket of air. thousands of people have rallied in cities across russia against planned increases in the country's pension age the proposed change would raise the retirement age for men from sixty to sixty five and from fifty five to sixty for women anger over the reform plans have heard plus president vladimir putin's approval rating. u.s. deputy attorney general rob rosenstein has denied a new york times report saying he discussed invoking
a constitutional clause to oust u.s. president donald trump the allegations against rosenstein could add fuel to trump's longstanding claims that his law enforcement agencies are biased against him. now pope francis has begun a three nation tour of the baltic region amid renewed concerns over russia's military plans there francis has arrived in with point zero for a four day trip that also includes stops in lot fia and dystonia is there to mark the one hundredth anniversary is of their independence after world war one also encouraging the face of catholics in the region of the three countries only list twenty is majority catholic. pope francis has been addressing supporters in the with winning capitol hill knows he can all ij the hardships that many faced under soviet rule here's what he had to say. just
visit takes place at a particularly important moment in your life as a nation for you celebrate this year the centenary of your declaration of independence. it has been a century marked by your bearing numerous trials and sufferings detentions deportations even more. well here in germany defense minister under a lion has been visiting a north western region that's being menaced by a wildfire that her own military started firefighters near the dutch border are still struggling to contain the blaze near methane in the ems land region it was sparked nearly three weeks ago by military rocket tests underlying has already apologized on behalf of the country's military and local officials are considering evacuating some one thousand people from the area.
correspondent donna raghav is in the town of star unaware residents have been advised they need to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice i spoke to her a short time ago and asked how something like this could happen as a result of a german military test. well this is the million dollar question in fact this is what everyone is now asking at the moment and this is also why the public prosecutor's office in the nearby city of us now brooke has opened an investigation into a potential negligent arson just a short while ago where i'm standing right now defense minister ursula funder lion was visiting also taken pretty much the same questions from residents and local authorities asking how could this be how could this be that the bundeswehr the german military under your literate leadership has caused such a disaster with seemingly not such good means to handle it. but apart from an apology that from the line has issued both yesterday and today to local authorities saying that the incident should never have happened the way it did there are
unfortunately very few solutions at the moment and even fewer answers. the fire has been burning for nearly three weeks now give us a sense of the scale are authorities close to bringing the fire under control. yes well we're right now talking about something like eight hundred hectares of moral and burning which just to give you some proportion is roughly one thousand football field so the fire is definitely under control as of now in the sense that it's no longer spreading any further however it is far from being over just a short while ago i've spoken to some firefighters who are now taking preventative measures such as watering nearby fields and plantation plantations just to keep the fire hopefully in the same diminishing area that is this is what we hope to keep worried everyone is now talking about is of course the weather what we saw earlier yesterday is
a really strong thunderstorms which contrary to what people may think are not necessarily good news the rains might help in extinguishing the fire however the strong wave winds that we've seen here in the area in fact up to eighty five kilometers per hour they are definitely not good news so under control yes but not yet safe done a reg of reporting from the town of sovereign many thanks indeed. well it made history of this year as the first kenyan film to be shown at the cannes film festival and now kenya's high court has temporarily lifted a ban on graffiti a film that explores lesbian love the decision came after the film's director sued the government not just to allow it to be screened in kenya but also to make it eligible for a potential oscar nomination. just to be. it's a story about the love that grows between two young women and the pressures they
face from both family and society in a country we're going to sexuality is punishable by up to fourteen years in prison . screenings of rifi key which means framed in swahili had been banned by kenya's film board back in april over what it called its clear intent to promote lesbian ism contrary to the law. the high court has not changed all that practice the tragedy did not begin with if we think. this is a subject that is part of the bits of privacy in many quarters including in kenya. where this is not legally. why don't the reasons for this secret t.t.t. is class the sadness conscience even already getting such as comes to actually to. night refute key can be screened for just seven days which means it meets the oscars criteria for a best foreign language film nomination to be eligible
a film must have been shown in the country submitting it. after making history in cannes the cast could be hitting the red carpet again in february this time in holy which. says force is now and in boxing world heavyweight champion anthony joshua is on a mission to defend his title when he takes on a russia alexander povetkin at london's wembley stadium on saturday with an blemish professional record joshua is seen by many as the best on his way to vision but the twenty eight year old is up against an opponent with a pedigree of his own. no matter the challenger anthony joshua is all waste boxing boxoffice here's his last two fights in wales sold out now a stand off on home turf in north london against russia's alexander privette ken is
slated to attract a crowd of eighty thousand easy to see why josh was on beaten in twenty one contest as a professional fighter but the world heavyweight champion knows he'll be in for a tough fight against an opponent some eleven kilograms might are. you going to be quick you're going to be fought. those issues of the shot what free . will that can a two thousand and four olympic gold medalist says he's in a much better place than he was five years ago when he lost a vote in a klitschko in front of a home crowd in moscow. your model school of thought one thing i can see is that when i fought klitschko i was much weaker and in much worse shape than i am no. but if i'm slow be sure mistress. put that kid is known for throwing tin upon chests. but josh why has a strategy up his sleeve always that you dislike this strong suit ahead take him
outside a body this shows that avoiding it's a day sooner or later they fall. on the physically strong but i know it's it was so difficult but what with josh was four titles on the ninth the fight has certainly caught the imagination of boxing fans on top of the senate crowd for the fight is expected to set a new pay per view record. and finally germany's world famous october fest has begun in munich with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer. a few that are so i i i i the peru is served by the leader known as a must in german the celebration of beer drinking and the very encounter at last for two weeks. she has to all of that a quick reminder now of the top story we're following for you. dozens are dead and