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this is d.w. news live from berlin the government targets iran's military elite dozens are dead of scores more wounded after an attack on a parade in the country's southwest many a league revolutionary guard soldiers are among the dead iran's military has vowed to retaliate also coming up a german wildfire sparked weeks ago by military test rages on with the flames now threatening some one thousand residents of german defense officials are facing a storm of criticism will go to the side of the blades. and can use highest court
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briefly allow screenings of a film exploring lesbian love this in a country where homosexuality can be punished with prison time. i'm married to evanston it's good to have you with us we begin in iran where dozens of people are dead and many more wounded after a gunman at tact a military parade in the country's southwest several militants opened fire on the crowds marking iranian military history it happened in a city near iran's border with iraq both separatists and the so-called islamic state have claimed responsibility for the attack iran's government has promised a crushing response to the incident.
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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 and the. 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 yaz iran's foreign minister was quick to point his
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finger at a u.s. ally in the region and threatened to retaliate. he tweeted iran holds regional terrorist sponsors and the u.s. moscow's 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 site kamali de gun told me that this attack is likely to ramp up tensions between iran and saudi arabia even more. iran has blamed for many as now its regional rivals including
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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 guard said very directly to saudi arabia was a 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 describe very very tense times in the middle east and on and on and with groups. you know 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 also at a time when the middle east is quite tenuous that was the guardian's iran correspondent say to come on and take on speaking to me earlier
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from london and 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 nine of the capsized on thursday state media says the ferry was overloaded two days after the disaster emergency workers rescued 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 hurt president vladimir putin's approval ratings. u.s. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein has does not need a new york times report saying he discussed evoking a constitutional clause to oust u.s. president donald trump the allegations against rosenstein could add fuel to trump's
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longstanding claims that his law enforcement agencies are biased against him. 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 lithuania for a four day trip that also includes stops in lafayette and stony i'm there to mark the one hundred anniversaries of their independence after world war one while also encouraging the faith of catholics in the region of the three countries only lithuania is majority catholic. well a short time ago pope francis addressed supporters in the lithuanian capital the illness he acknowledged the hardships that many faced under soviet rule here's what he had to say. this visit takes place at a particularly important moment in your life as
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a nation for you celebrate this year the centenary of your declaration of independence. it has been a century marked by your baring numerous trials and sufferings detentions deportations even martyrdom. here in germany a defense minister it was love under a lion has been visiting a northwestern 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 meth in the end zone region it was nearly three weeks ago by military rocket tests funder lyon has already apologized on behalf of the country's military local officials are considering evacuating some one thousand people from the area. correspondent donna reg of is in the town of star verna where residents have been advised they need to be ready
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to evacuate at a moment's notice i spoke to her short while 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 fonda lion was visiting also taking 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 fondling has issued both yesterday and today to local authorities saying that the incident should never have happened the way it did they are unfortunately very few solutions at the moment and even fewer answers.
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well as we've mentioned 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 more land burning which just to give you some proportion is roughly one thousand football fields 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 more of 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
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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 star and many thanks indeed. it made history of this year is the first kenyan film to be shown at the cannes film festival and now kenya's high court has temporarily lifted a ban on. a film that explores a lesbian love that isn't came after the film's director sues 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
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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 of the travesty did not begin with if. this is a flaw get back to the prophecy in many quarters including in kenya. where this is not legally. one with the reasons for at least to create t.t.t. is the class to set this conscience even on very vexing goby such as complete surely to. ny roofie can be screened for just seven days which means it meets the oscars criteria for a best foreign language film nomination to be eligible
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a film must have been shown in the country submitting it. after making history in cannes the cast should be hitting the red carpet again in february this time in hollywood's. says for its news now and in boxing world heavyweight champion anthony joshua is on a mission to defend his title when he takes on russia's alexander povetkin at london's wembley stadium on saturday with an unblemished professional record joshua's seen by many as the best and his weight division bunch the twenty eight year old us up against an opponent with a pedigree of his own. no matter the challenger anthony joshua is always boxing boxoffice 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
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as a professional fighter but the world heavyweight champion knows he'll be in for a tough fight against an opponent some eleven kilogrammes knight are. you going to be quick you're going to be but that's what those issues of the shot with my feet. pull that kid in 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 the pitch co in front of a home crowd in moscow. the mobile 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. what if the slug you should use just. put that kid is known for throwing tin upon chests. but josh why has a strategy up his sleeve always look at this with this strong suit ahead take him out to the body this strange little boy do you see that sooner or later they fall.
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on the physically strong but i'm not sure what is so difficult but what with josh was four titles on the line the fight has certainly caught the imagination of boxing fans on top of the crowd the fight is expected to set a new pay per view record. and finally germany's world famous october fest has begun and munich with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer first few thought so i i i was thankful i was the bros served by the leader known as a monster in german the celebration of beer drinking and bavarian contra lasts for two weeks. and cheers to them all a quick reminder now of our top story. dozens are dead and scores more wounded
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after a gunman opened fire on a military parade in southwest iran iran's revolutionary guard has blamed a terrorist group affiliated with saudi arabia for the attack. you're watching d.w. news coming to you from berlin with more at the top of the hour thanks for joining us. to. make your small t.v. even smarter we're going to lose. what you want what you want to. update. extraordinary. you decide what's so. funny no d.w. just hopes for.


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