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ends it. malaria must go on and millions can live. this is g.w. newswire from. beirut after the massive blast that killed nearly a $150.00 people and left 300000 homeless french president emanuel mccall today plagued to lead a global donor's conference to rebuild beirut but he says that there must be reform in lebanon from within also coming up taking on the u.s.
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gun lobby new york prosecutors are suing the national rifle association for financial wrongdoing saying they want to break up the n.r.a. once and for all and. fast but not optional germany is making coronavirus tests mandatory for all people in a ring become trees from designated hot spots new infections here are increasing their highest level in 3 months. by bring to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome french president delivered a message to the people of beirut today you are not alone help is on the way on a visit to the lebanese capital pledge to spearhead a donor's conference to raise funds to rebuild the city but he also said there will
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be no blank checks demanding political leaders begin real reform before it's too late. in a city wrecked by the force of tuesday's catastrophic explosion people in beirut are coming together to clean up of debris in the city's streets. but with solidarity and a strong sense of community comes also anger. at the corruption and mismanagement that are seen as causes of the blast and that have plagued the country for decades. which is the incumbent we are no longer able to continue this way in this situation people do not have enough money to continue what they started with the country cannot take it anymore. but you come since we have been fighting for 50 years in order to raise our family in these circumstances that we live in now we're finished we have been working for our
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retirement but they finished us. help from abroad is now coming into lebanon aden specialized rescue teams from numerous countries french president and also landed in beirut and met with lebanon's president the 1st foreign leader to visit since the explosion lebanon is a former french protectorate and the country still have close ties today. michael and then headed to the damaged neighborhoods of beirut surrounded by crowds of people he listened to the outrage and pleas for help well chance of revolution and the regime sounded all around. like i'm here today i'm going to propose a new political pact this afternoon and i will come back by september 1st and if it has not been of taint i will take responsibility for it this. leader in the evening announce a launch of an international conference in the coming days with the aim of raising
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funds to support beirut. and we want to go to beirut used bosler reading news on the story for worse could even see you bhosle emanuel he looked and sounded like the leader that lebannon does not have at the moment what did you make of his visit today. look 1st of all he visited one of the main which was completely damaged. completely damaged by the explosion named. one of the. downtown beirut during a visit he met the people listen to them. some of them some others in this. specific. look at it. it's
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a chance to make the world listen to them to make their. voices that demands what they. should be if they believe that france. didn't it's a cynical issue. in such a way so the chance to make. them that's why they said that they don't need. to take it down. they said that they are fed up of the sectarian. system this corrupted politicians they need to get rid of all of that. during his visit they show some people. sure that they want to get. into other.
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to stand by people. for. the money. not to the politicians. can that happen is that realistic. but he made it to. me for reforms political reforms he forms financial economy and. banking sector which was one of the main sectors in lebanon and he said he. didn't. he said the. $1000000000.00 in 20 years which means i don't.
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condition and become worse day by day. michael. holmes made it clear that when he met people. in. the u.s. money. would not reach out and. check. social media is helping organize on the ground nations in lebanon and is providing a glimpse of the outpouring of solidarity that we're seeing coming from around the world the reporter booker rivers is looking into that she's here the big table with me so rob it. is already a country in crisis that we know there was
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a country in desperation help people being helped yeah that's right we really can't stress what a bad situation in lebanon was already and before this disaster but that of course also means that there are a lot of grassroots organizations already operating in the country organizations that can now mobilize and expand to incorporate people who are affected by the explosion i want example is an organization called vital brock they have been helping when will people throughout the economic crisis and the coronavirus crisis mainly handing out food packages but lots of other things as well now they're expanding their operations and they're tending every bit of available space warehouse shop space into sleeping quarters for all the people that were made homeless not be watching the one instagram they're doing some amazing stuff but they're just one of many something else we have same popping up under the hash tag our homes are open is this map i think we can bring in now now it shows people where they can go to find shelter and as in some 300000 people believed to have things were rendered homeless that's a really useful raise
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a loss but even outside of these coordinated organizations people in beirut a literally taking to the streets with brooms and shovels to clean up debris it's grass roots of the most basic level isn't it we've got some of the wards. who have their efforts been evolving most of the major international organizations are of course operating in lebanon about the lebanese red cross is the countries of main front line and if you like they're also the main provider of ambulances in the country they were already grossly underfunded before this disaster but they're operating tirelessly nonetheless they have ramped up fundraising efforts and the even streamlined their donations are to ever. in here on their twitter to make it easier for people to donate their calling for blood donations but obviously for internationals it's much easier to donate on the website if you wanted to donate go to the website you can start from as little as $2.00 it's fantasy and they're urging everybody to do so and what about the international community well the
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incessant really is of course shock to expressing solidarity from all over the globe we're seeing an outpouring of support it seems people are being really affected by this disaster ice live and i've been on i have been getting people texting me from all over the world saying how we're friends and i've been on people that are twice twice removed it's really affected people but what the country really needs of course is money to rebuild money in the form of international donations pledges have been rolling in perhaps not as quickly as people might like but now we know that anyone who has announced that donor conference while that's extremely appreciates it of course people in levin on simply don't trust that that money is going to go where it is needed and many accuse the government of corruption and in this video here we see emmanuel when he was there today visiting the country he was walking through the devastated areas amazing how the woman is yelling in french but she's saying please don't give any money to our corrupt government we can't handle this anymore which macron replies i know don't worry
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that's what i'm going to i'm going to help the people not the government so it's going to be very important in the in the wakes and months ahead that this money that is going to be rolling in to levanon finds its way to where it's most needed accountability here is going to be kate's rule of this road to understandable that a lot of people are built will build money reaching the people who need to see her because always thank you. well here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world japan has marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of hiroshima a bell tolled in the city to mark the moment the bomb hit followed by a minute of silence nearly 140000 people are estimated to have died from the bombing and its after effects severe flooding in sudan has killed at least 10 people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes days of religulous rains have left many areas near the capital khartoum under water the u.n. says over 50000 people have been affected. twitter briefly blocked president donald
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trump's official campaign account today because of a tweet containing misinformation about coded 19 the tweet incorrectly claimed that children are almost immune to the virus trumps campaign appears to have removed that tweet it. was staying in the u.s. the state of new york has filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the national rifle association now that's the country's most powerful gun lobby a separate lawsuit against the group has been filed in washington d.c. new york state attorney general james announced the charges at a press conference a short while ago the lawsuit accuses top in our way executives of corruption including using millions of dollars of funds to finance lavish lifestyles the n.r.a. has called the allegations a baseless attack on the right to keep and bear are still.
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and for more on this now i'm joined by our washington bureau chief in this poll good evening to you dana so what are the attorneys general in new york in washington d.c. word of the aiming to achieve with these lawsuits. well they basically want to prove that no organization is above the law saying that n.r.a. influence has become so powerful that they went kind of unchecked over decades alone the top management to funnel millions in their own pockets paying for trips to africa safaris with their wives trips to the bahamas playing for planes playing for cars for expensive food so they really want to do solve the national rifle association and it is i mean we know how powerful but how likely is it that the n.r.a. will be dissolved. well you know it will take is and
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as you say they are really really powerful than deep believe deeply rooted into politics but all this comes in a moment where the tide might change many americans are really tired of the ongoing gun violation they're tired of seeing school kids killed in mosler things some states put really more restrictive laws so maybe this comes at a moment where things really really might change and what about the leadership of the in already have we seen a response from them. yes sure i mean what do we expect they downplay it saying this is all a political stand coming in less than 3 months ahead of the election that just like to fight the 2nd amendment which allows americans to own and carry guns
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and they got the backing of the president whom they supported from the very beginning on them and donald trump reacted immediately saying oh it's the n.r.a. should just turn it in texas to lead a beautiful life there all right our washington bureau chief in a spot on the story with us tonight ines thank you we're here in germany amid signs of a 2nd wave of the coronavirus of the roads are making tests mandatory for travelers arriving from designated high risk areas it comes as schools begin reopening after summer break and fears that more people on the move are spreading the virus the country's health minister says that the tests are essential to maintain public safety. from saturday on woods' travel is returning from high risk areas to germany will have to have a valid corona test in their pockets or accept being tested on the ground for free
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. misstep of list. i am very aware that this infringes on the freedom of the individual but i believe it is a reasonable infringement this is about more than just an obligation for individuals who return from holiday. in my view this follows from our duty as a society to look after one another and protect each other. the list of high risk areas is updated regularly most countries around the world are on the list in the e.u. the spanish region of catalonia and speeches as well as luxembourg are considered high risk by germany. but the belgian region of and was recently also put on the list because of rising infections that. german authorities are worried about the virus being brought back to germany but there's also a real risk of people becoming negligent and spreading the virus of home according to the minister on wednesday germany recorded more than
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a 1000 daily new infections the highest number in 3 months the new rules come in school holidays draw to an end in many german regions concept of physician on that as i think the concepts are convincing convincing because they follow the goal of opening schools and kindergartens again that has definitely been one of the biggest challenges of the last months for many in germany parents and children alike that schools in kindergartens were closed. from next monday pupils in germany's most populous region north rhine-westphalia will go back to school other states have already started it will be yet another test for just how effective germany's anti corona measures really are. mandatory just to talk about that i'm joined by our political correspondent simon young good evening to you simon so these tests are mandatory what happens though with someone returning from a hot spot areas says no other want to take the test. well brant
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these new mandatory tests are actually in addition to the existing rule which says that anyone returning from these regions in countries identified is a high risk of corona virus. they have to produce a negative test or indeed go into 14 day quarantine so in a sense this is just beefing up that regime and making sure that people do actually have the tests and can produce the results that they're required to produce that may be some opposition to what we have seen people here complaining about what they perceive as the government's heavy handed this in dealing with corona but there are some fines potentially behind this for people who refuse and it's also we're saying the tests are free so that should help some people to decide just to have the have
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the test when it's a. good test would be better than the 2 we quarantined in the case germany seemed to have this virus under control simon but as we said cases now are rising again makes you wonder is germany of victim of its early success. well it may be in the sense that you know there may have been in recent weeks as things opened up again there may have been a bit of. you know overconfidence from some people we have seen groups of young people partying in berlin and in other cities and also we've seen these these demos where people are saying you know it all goes too far and we we shouldn't be locked down in this way so it may be that people are sort of not really felt the effects of the disease itself here in germany so much and that could account for a carelessness the health minister said today that the one of the reasons the numbers are started to spike again above
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a 1000 that's the level not seen since may partly because they're doing a lot more testing over the last couple of weeks and that of course is meaning just that they're finding more people who have actually been touched by the disease and how likely is it something that we're going to see another major walk down here in germany where the government says it's doing everything it can to avoid that we've now got schools starting to open up this week and next week and that could be a significant a very into me the government is certainly worried about the potential for the disease spreading there i think the government's approach has been think to get people to stay alert but not to have them under a permanent state of alarm and by common consent most germans according to polls anyway say that they're behind the measures at the moment still and of course the effort is to avoid that serious 2nd long now 7 young of the story for us tonight here in berlin simon thank you. let's take
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a look now at some of the other developments in the coronavirus pandemic germany's hospitals say that their facilities are well prepared for a potential 2nd wave of the coronavirus hospital say they also have better stockpiles of protective equipment than at the beginning of the year infections are surging in france once again the country has reported nearly $700.00 new cases in the span of 24 hours that's the highest number since may italy is threatening to ban europe's biggest airline ryan air for flouting code 19 guidelines italian aviation authorities say social distancing rules were not being observed on ryan air flights and the world health organizations have the growing number of those contract in coronavirus worldwide are young people statistics show 50 percent of those getting sick are aged between 15 and 24. our here's a look at some of the other stories now that are making news this hour the
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australian state of victoria has reported the record rise in food 19 cases and deaths even after imposing a strict new walked out of the state premier urging people to stick together and not to panic buy he announced that meat production would be reduced due to the risk of virus transmission in processing plants report the olympic rings installed in tokyo bay for the 2027 games have been removed on what would have been day 14 of the games the games have been postponed until next year because of the woman virus pandemic after a wash and brush up on the rings will be back in december. poland's president andre duda has struck a conciliatory tone at his swearing in ceremony for a 2nd term but many of his critics are not buying it following dudas divisive election campaign a narrow victory opposition lawmakers and even some of his predecessors broke with tradition by boycotting the inauguration all due to pledges to respect all poles
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many in the countries l g b t community which came under attack during his campaign are now weighing their options. back in charge with just 51 percent of the runoff fights it was enough. to secure another 5 years this power and head of state. he campaigned on a platform of tradition family and religion. to don made international headlines during the election criticize for his increasingly anti l g p t rhetoric is the home of the a k label the promotion of gay rights a near form of communist indoctrination which he sees as undermining polish values many showed their disapproval about boycotting his swearing in while the criticisms varied the message of those that did attend it's obvious.
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his support within the chamber though was also clear up. and independent aligned with the ruling lauren justice party some fear his adoption of their right wing politics has left the country at odds with the european union. to some students victory was enough for them to re-evaluate journalist and he's patna choice to leave and start a new life in spain a country that unlike poland allows same sex couples to marry and adopt children. or it's a fight or equality hole and even the ones here know that i also was kind of. afraid that people that read me or watch me or whatever. they were still kind of maybe disappointed that i'm living there and that it will set or that's just like
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i'm giving up my job i just have to write will. have to make this issue this is a decision for myself. and now the parent joy the freedom poland couldn't offer them. our sports is now germany's buyer living rangers to reach the europa league quarter finals chi harvard's played in the last 16 2nd leg of speculation he is moving to chelsea labor who's had 1. 1 mil behind closed doors and went through 41 on aggregate after winning the 1st leg back in march the competition was suspended for 4 months due to the coronavirus civilian beat roma in a single leg game on neutral turf into sport frankfurt are facing basel now in their 2nd leg having lost 3 mil at home in march england's wolves are also playing olympiakos. the london marathon is mass run scheduled for october 4th has been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic only elite runners will take
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part in the prestigious event using a small multilevel course inside the london park thousands of amateur runners normally raise money for charities in the race which in previous years has taken a route across the british capital september's berlin marathon has already been completely cancer. to italy now and an emotional reunion for a 6 year old stowaway. little deonna is back safely in his mother's on jaffa traveling unaccompanied to italy in a fishing boat to reunite with his family originally from the ivory coast the boy had been staying with a family acquaintance in libya when his mother and siblings left for italy 5 months ago the red cross says that he was located on a ferry that has been used to quarantine my so we like the happy end
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6. you're watching news here's a reminder the top story that we're following for you tonight french president manual back on has pledged aid for being rude during a visit to lebanon's devastated capital but he insisted there must also be change for the country's political leaders echoing the demands of angry citizens who accuse their government of corruption. you're watching t.w. dues from berlin after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day tonight's we're going to take a look at the french president in beirut. actually
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images of cars on. the phone to studios archives documents lives in the bygone era assumed. and leads to those living today. they are guarding gaza's past in a box. to memorise stories from his 14th. 48 hours after the blasts it was the french president who today surveyed the damage and listened to beirut's broken people some cried out for a revolution some called for foreign intervention to topple the government tonight the city that was once called the paris of the middle east is looking to france like never before in french president emmanuel mccrone the lebanese people seem
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more than just an ally they also see a leader they do not have a leader they so desperately need i'm.


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