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it would appear at a book that. this is d w news live from berlin at least three people are dead following a gas explosion in paris one spanish woman and two firefighters were killed in the blast and dozens more are injured some critically ill bring you the latest also coming up it's of fishbowl the u.s. is now suffering from his longest government shutdown in history as hundreds of thousands of government employees go without paychecks we need the workers taking on new jobs just to make ends meet. and
a sounding teenager who fled her home arrives in canada to start a new life prophet muhammad alkan noone was granted asylum there after her plight through worldwide attention. i'm called aspen thanks for joining us three people are confirmed dead after a powerful gas explosion and fire ripped through a building in paris this morning spain's foreign ministry says a spanish tourist is among the dead two firefighters were also reportedly killed when evacuating people from the scene. to shake perrie's united would suddenly transformed into a fiery inferno fired by the struggle to bring a blaze inside it by korean to control the explosion happened early on saturday morning many will woken by the jolt from the blast those who are awake the. it's
terrifying force that. they destroyed everything in the alleyway first i heard people shouting at one another they wanted to know if it was an attack and when we went outside we saw that all the windows were broken and there were people screaming. hundreds of emergency services worked in the debris trying to fight the blaze and evacuating those caught up in the emergency some were lucky to escape but others were less fortunate. ten people were critically injured dozens more suffered wounds and two five fighters were among the dead. people were hof naked from the blast we managed to carry them these people were unconscious and on the ground but their eyes were still open not closed. despite a heavy police presence around the same authorities believe the blast is not terror related assist the move. but this stage we
can say that it is obviously caused accidentally by a gas leak to. force the we don't use we must be careful since the investigations are intended to determine the precise origin of this dramatic fire and this explosion does it expose you but what's clear is it's a tragedy one that will serve as a deadly reminder of the danger that emergency services confront every day. paris was already on edge as more so-called yellow vests protesters clashed with police and the french capitol police fired tear gas and water cannons to clear crowds near the arc to try on security had already been stepped up in anticipation some thirty two thousand people turned out in major cities across the country it's the ninth straight saturday of demonstrations demanding changes to the economic policies in france which protesters say favor the rich. correspondent lisa lewis is
following the protests i least this is now week nine of these yellow vests protests how serious were today's clashes. well there were some clashes and the government was actually expecting a whole new level of lyons they had deployed eighty thousand police officers and military personnel across the country five thousand of them here in paris many a shops had barricaded up and indeed it came to clashes but if you can compare what happened today in paris but also in other cities across the country too what happened at the beginning of the movement about two months ago is actually not that serious indeed actually in on the first one to three saturdays the clashes started at about eight thirty nine o'clock ten o'clock in the morning and went on for the whole day today the first reports of clashes it got through to us at about two three o'clock and they went on for
a few hours yes but here in paris the situation has now gone back to normal and you know cars are circulating again and the activity on and this one's easy have been cleared. the government there they have repeatedly offered concessions to the protesters is there a plan in place for ending these protests. absolutely the government is trying to calm down the protests this is a so-called national debate that will start next tuesday that's you know nationwide talks in different cities that will go on for several weeks the government says it wants to hear the grievances of the people and take these grievances into account and indeed the government has pushed back the debate on a constitutional reform that was planned for in january and it's been now been pushed by back to later on to take into account the outcome of these nationwide talks however when you look at one recent poll quoting to that poll seventy percent
of the french think that this debate though not a lead to any ease her majesty remains to be seen if the government government would really be able to calm down criticism ok that may be expecting a tenth straight weekend of those protests correspondent lisa louis and paris for us thank you very much. in the u.s. the partial government shutdown is now the longest in the country's history it's entering day twenty two with no end in sight to the dispute over funding for president donald trump's border wall as a result some eight hundred thousand government workers are not getting paid and now they're scrambling for a temporary paycheck our washington correspondent mike chinoy reports. rent is due you got bills and there's no sign of a paycheck coming anytime soon so maybe if you're a government worker it's time to find a second job the fairfax county school district outside of washington d.c.
has a shortage of substitute teachers and fairfax county now has an excess of furloughed government workers problem solution at least temporarily. twenty percent of the population in the greater d.c. area works for the federal government that's now one in five people with no paycheck and nothing to do for who knows how much longer but even with the dire predictions coming out of capitol hill this local community saw an opportunity to do something for their people but when the school district advertised the event it filled up to capacity within twenty four hours the interest was so overwhelming that they added a second and then a third hiring day well it usually takes a few weeks to be approved as a new substitute teacher these people will all be processed and ready to work in just a few days the school board says it's really the least they can do for employees here really realize that we have a community in need right now we have many displaced federal workers and as part of our caring culture this is just a small gesture to be able to be out and help and support our displaced federal
workers and give them opportunity to substitute in our schools and earn a paycheck we've heard lots of teachers in the classroom are actually thrilled to have this influx of talent as you know we have people in the federal government who have all sorts of skills whether they're in mathematics statistics and medicine so just bringing that into the classroom will have a big effect on our students. the shutdown could and any time many federal employees at the event said they're doing ok for now but in the meantime they want a contingency plan and the whole situation is disheartening nine hundred twenty thirteen shut down over the affordable care act. that was a little bit different the situation there was more talking between the president and congress and the senate so and this one because there's really no no discussion or very little discussion so. i'm frustrated. because i think.
services to the citizens are being compromised there and even behind the scenes when a government is shut down people don't realize even when you we have served in national parks we observe the museums we never know what unobservable things are not getting done i don't know right now it's looks like it's at a standstill so i don't know if i'm not get a great vibe but you know hoping and praying and hopefully something will come through. you know it's unclear as to where the federal government is stuck in the mud and its employees are moving on and this local government is stepping up to help. with. the saudi teenager fleeing alleged abuse by her family has now arrived in canada mahathir mohamad made global headlines earlier this week after barricaded herself inside a hotel room at bangkok airport she'd been stopped and routes to australia and thread with deportation she then launched a social media campaign to draw attention to her plight the un refugee agency
coordinated her resettlement. perhaps al can briefly appeared before the press at toronto airport but was too exhausted to take questions after edger matic journey she's finally safe in her new home and it was glad that you were able to. offer red. brick outlets to your lips and often refer to the person who simply live here on january fifth the eighteen year old arrived at bangkok airport from kuwait she defied thai authorities by barricading herself in a hotel room to avoid being returned to saudi arabia she said she feared for life after her family threatened her for renouncing islam an accusation raf's father later rejected rafa drew attention to her plight on social media quickly rallying
tens of thousands of supporters all over the world i'm not leaving my will until i see if you are an age c r i want asylum. or calls for help quickly reached the united nations refugee agency after examining her case the un decided to run for half the refugee status and began talks with several countries to find her new home after days of uncertainty came the good news canada was ready to grant her half asylum now i can start a new life meanwhile she's become a symbol of the struggle for women's rights in the saudi kingdom. across europe more than twenty people have now died in the heaviest snowfall in two decades flash avalanche warnings were issued overnight in alpine germany and austria after days of flurries towns have been cut off and there's no sign the
situation will improve anytime soon forecasters are warning more snow is on the way up to a meter or more in the area. more than one hundred fifty years ago the last of germany's gray wolves were driven from the country but now the predators are making a comeback over the last few years they've been returning to their old hunting grounds in growing numbers it's good news for conservationists but not for farmers in fact some want to legalize wolf and thing once again government officials met earlier this week but are still struggling to find a way to deal with the rise of the protected species. they have come to stay it has been almost twenty years since the first eastern european rules returned to germany in just two decades the population has grown fast no more than seventy packs are living here and the more wolves the more pray the sikh. two to three killers of meat that's how much food grown wolf meets every single day well
in the national park they're being fed by the ranges but their wild peers have to hunt their own fruit and for that their roaming white parts of northern and eastern germany they're turning into a problem for farmers and shepherds especially since the population is growing. even the wolves prefer deer and bores they don't hesitate to tech livestock in recent years the predators have targeted shepherd who faking to be as flock three times somebody spotted the wolf couple just hours ago close to sheep the last time the wolves detect the last thirty two animals who have brought three thousand euros it's not easy to obtain compensation if we've got is good here dog motivations are discussing legalizing the wool front do you think that would be a good idea too. now you go to mazar i think we should hunt wallace just like we hunt other wild game we have to agree on an upper limit for girls how many are good for germany if i take too. many farmers share this opinion but environmentalists
are anything but thrilled about allowing hunters to shoot rules in his founded the wolf center where farmers can learn how to protect their cattle and sheep with wolves prove fences and sheep dogs she believes in peaceful coexistence between humans and wolves. and. the missing my own feeling is we humans are meddling too often with nature instead we should respect the rights of the wild animals i hope we don't panic just because we're afraid of the big bad wolf we know from fairy tales. we have to think critically. is this animal a real threat from us or is this just coming from stories like red riding hood that trigger our primal fears that men were. hunting rules is strictly forbidden in germany for no shooting one can be punished by up to five years of jail time now it is up to the federal government to decide on how to deal with the return of the
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