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be our guest. managed by from. this is news line from berlin fresh efforts to find peace in syria today's summit in istanbul is aiming for a political solution to the country's seven year civil war turkish president rejected even aired on hosts u.s. president donald trump details the man suspected of sending a series of mail bombs to prominence democrats fingerprint evidence helped track down the florida man in question as investigators scrutinized more suspicious
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packages believed to be linked to his blog. and why germany is long hot summer is now spending calles for the country's shipping industry it's not just water levels that have dropped so have revenues climate change experts explain what it means for the future offering. money thank you for joining us turkey says it will push for concrete steps to resolve the syrian conflict during a four nation summit it's hosting in istanbul now to fish president on is meeting the leaders of france russia and germany they're also expected to discuss access to humanitarian aid the drafting of a constitution and reconstruction of the war torn country. on friday seven
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people were killed by syrian regime forces shell south east and it's the deadliest attack since the deal was reached to prevent a wide scale offensive on the province. seven years of war in syria at least three hundred fifty thousand killed and a country in ruins now the rebel stronghold it labe faces a scene the next humanitarian crisis is imminent. it is the last part of syria not under the control of president bashar al assad many of his opponents have fled here but it is only a question of time until his troops and his allies retake the region in northern syria. turkey and europe fear that a majority of the three million people living here will try to flee initiating another refugee crisis preventing this will be the main goal of the political summit in istanbul. the syrian conflict is dominated by foreign powers mainly russia iran and turkey they have different interests at stake and support different
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sides in the conflict with weapons logistics and personnel russian president vladimir putin is president assad's closest ally russia has been taking an active part in the war since two thousand and fifteen putin wants to strengthen russia's military presence in the region syria is its sole access point to the mediterranean sea president hassan rouhani of iran is the other major assad supporter from day one to iran has supported damascus with advisors weapons and troops syria in return provides iran with a crucial route to the hezbollah militia in lebanon. turkish president rich one would like to topple assad has supported various radical rebel groups from the start and since january turkey has had troops of its own in syria one of at of on its goals is to limit kurdish influence in the region. during advance recent visit to berlin german chancellor angela merkel agreed to this
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weekend summit russia iran and turkey have used the syrian conflict to reestablish their positions as regional powers in the middle east. but reconstruction will require western money perhaps giving leaders like merkel additional clouds. from all we're now joined by our correspondent who is in istanbul so you know what's the main focus for this summit. well it is one of the most important issues here is the situation in syria has lost a major rebel held outpost so missed out on and mr putin a most probably going to brief chancellor merkel and french president about the current situation there the status of the deal they brokered last month a demilitarized zone between rebel forces on the one side and pro-government forces on the other supposed to word a large scale offensive by the syrian regime on live now this deal is very fragile
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some rebel groups have not complied and as you mentioned there have been reports about shellings recently on so overall the assessment here in turkey by the turkish government is still this deal is working for now it's been working for five weeks now we've been talking to aid organizations who told us it's very important to them. to you know have access to the area and to reach out to people but the bigger question on the table today is whether this truce can be sustained and whether it can be turned into some kind of permanent cease fire that is definitely something germany and france a would support so maybe we can expect a joint statement on this later today the other big issue that turkey is a pushing here is looking to get a for a political solution talking about the political future of syria drafting a constitution reconstruction possibly which would of course involve money as well
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but this is of course a hugely complex metis so i don't expect too much to come out of this. report we did mention that turkey and russia have different sometimes competing interests in syria so can we expect any real progress at this meeting today. well turkey and russia of course are acting on the ground on opposite sides of the conflict of course and recently turkey has been holding talks with russia and iran mostly when it comes to syria and these talks have been observed with a certain degree of suspicion by the so-called west now this is the first time two major european leaders are sitting at the table as well mccall and merkel wolf of course interested in preventing any similar refugee crisis to the one in twenty fifteen it's also interested they have been invited basically by russia and turkey to join such a meeting so turkey and russia have an interest in the europeans being here as well
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maybe they're looking you know for some kind of the timoci as well for plans they already have in their drawers concerning syria's future but i think this is mostly about the leaders talking to each other they have been bilateral meetings but i don't expect too much to come out of this summit let's assume it's a first summit in this format and there are going to be others to follow thank you very much of your hand joining us from istanbul. u.s. authorities say the man arrested over a series of mail bombs sent to prominent democrats has a criminal history and is a fervent supporter of president donald trump but officials are yet to disclose a motive now fifty six year old florida resident sees us say york was tracked down with the help of fingerprint evidence investigators say they're looking into new suspicious packages thought to be connected to the case. u.s. or thirty's believe they've got their man investigators allege fifty six year old
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sees as sayaka is responsible for the pipe bomb packages which have been sent to high profile democrats police also seized what they believe to be the suspect's van emblazoned with far right paraphernalia and posters supporting u.s. president donald trump they hope the vehicle might contain crucial clues as to whether he was operating alone the director of the f.b.i. praised those working on the case i want to focus for a moment on the amazing work of our folks at the air. based on their initial analysis they on covered a latent fingerprint from one of the involved containing an i.e.d. that had been sent to congresswoman maxine waters but as the suspect was being taken into custody there were more surprises in california a suspicious package was found addressed to u.s. senator and democrats come on a harris meanwhile california billionaire and democrat donor tom style was also
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targeted more than a dozen bombs have now been identified some of the latest targets were u.s. senator cory booker and former director of national intelligence james clapper the rest prominent democratic leaders all supporters the clintons former president barack obama his vice president joe biden actor robert de niro to all of those targeted are outspoken critics of president donald trump trump addressed the issue at the white house calling the acts despicable and saying they had quote no place in our country later he said they defect to the republican campaign for the midterm elections republicans had the magic momentum and the forces happened where all the people talked about was that rightfully so it was a big thing rightly so but now we have got the moment to get trump who so said his political opponents and the media were trying to score political points with
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a mail bomb scare. time now for some of the other stories making news around the world turkey has called on saudi arabia to extradite the eighteen suspects in the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi the saudi government has said it would punish those involved itself and says it was a rogue operation to shakti was killed after entering the saudi consulate in istanbul on october second. many of the central american migrants traveling through south and mexico have rejected a proposal from that country's president to apply for refugee status and obtain benefits there the group of several thousand central americans vowed to continue heading north to the u.s. border. thousands of people have gathered in taiwan four inches largest gay pride parade it comes one month ahead of a major vote on l g b t rights now taiwan's top court legalized gay marriage in twenty seventeen but has yet to be implemented a referendum vote during november election seeks to prohibits the change. thousands
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of environmentalists demonstrating in germany is rhineland region for an end to open cast coal mining the protest is the latest in the activist battle to protect the forest ahead of planned expansions of the local mine large numbers of police are at the scene where protesters are attempting to bring the mine to a standstill. here in germany the extremely hot dry summer has left waterways that record low levels causing chaos for the country's shipping industry and billions of euros of losses experts are warning the problem could become more and more common across europe as global temperatures rise. levels in major rivers like the danube and them are you know far lower than they normally would be at this time of year but things are most extreme in germany's east. in mark de burgh the elbe is a tough it's normal level so low that no ships carrying goods have been able to
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pass through for months on waterways that are still navigable now levels have led to increased traffic as companies pack less weight onto more boats that's driving up prices for freight and fuel. damage has definitely been done for example petrol stations around cologne no longer have enough to use or petrol for all vehicles so there isn't a to shortage already. in berlin the river play normally flows to the west into the hafele river but lately water has been travelling in the other direction deck a lad from the city's environment department says the situation is precarious. east of germany doesn't get much rain anyway and this summer pretty much got norm if it doesn't rain sustainably for a long time then we have probably used water levels in the german capital at least
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temporarily. to tennis now in the w two year finals in singapore where sloane stephens and elena. have booked their place in sunday's final after paul sating pair of so finals ukraine's took the first set against better but the dutch one roared back to claim the second it wasn't until the final set that he and i managed to break batters and seal a seven five six seven six four victory she'll face close divisions in the final not the american survived a first set y. push to claw her way to victory against czech republic scarily in a place called love six six four six one. but just to go we can kicked off on friday with tribal coasting high flying. a converted penalty from each side of the first twenty minutes saw them go into the second half all square
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but tribal came out stronger took the lead again in the fifty seventh minute to newco vulture it was the second goal of the season. in the dying seconds of the match because capitalize on a mistake by people to see just for the horse. and see you a surprising. thanks. and a reminder now of the top story we're following for you turkey says it will push for concrete steps to resolve the syrian conflict during a four nation summit it's hosting today in istanbul president friendship to do one is meeting his russian french and german counterparts for talks aimed at finding a political solution to syria's seven years civil war. this is due to be news live from berlin we'll be back with more at the top of the hour in the meantime do feel free to log on to our website d.w. dot com for round the clock news and information but also on social media easy to find.


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