tv The Day - News in Review Deutsche Welle November 7, 2017 5:02am-5:30am CET
all right. it has happened again a shooting massacre in the u.s. twenty six people gunned down inside a small texas church. they're just worshipping why would you attack them on something say on a sunday when they're defenseless. defenseless tonight disbelief in america for the u.s. president this is a tragedy that's all in our heads a mental health problem at the highest level but this isn't a guns situation tonight trump once again refuses to pull the trigger on talk about gun control i'm burned off in berlin this is the day.
as a state we are dealing with. the largest mass shooting in our state's history. this act of evil occurred as a victims and their families were in their place of sacred worship to people in this country that in johnson or in the entire german government alone with the people of southern the springs hymn of the pits have to be firstly i would like to express my condolences to the victims of that painful incident and to express. my home goes out to those injured to my own life i thank him for. twenty six lives that have been lost. we don't know if that number will rise or not all we know is this too many. and this will be the long suffering morning for those in pain. also coming
up germany is hosting a conference this week on taking the next step to prevent or to slow global warming on the other side of the planet in the pacific a world is already being washed away. when we built our homes we thought we could live here for after. we never thought of such a thing as climate change and that it could impact us like this and so quickly. for the people of. climate change is more than just an abstract threat for them it's real and they need real answers before their home is lost forever. we begin the day with the tragedy and the irony of it all today u.s. president donald trump was forced yet again to console the nation yet again after a mass shooting yet again now twenty six people were killed on sunday when
a man dressed in black walked into a small country church in texas and started firing his gun it is the worst shooting massacre ever in texas the gunman later died police are now scrambling for clues to explain it all which is in japan starting a two week asia to work as the president tried to console the nation from a far. he found standing next to him the japanese prime minister shinzo. now it must have seemed very unreal and unfamiliar for mr all day last year in japan only one person died from gun violence in the u.s. twenty seven people were shot dead every day japan has some of the world's toughest gun controls in the u.s. the president today said don't even talk about it without hesitating mr trump told reporters that this is not about guns but rather about one man's mental health our
first report takes us tonight to a shaken community in texas. the first charter always sought to bring people together by walk around take somebody give him whatever you may feel like the lord let him know it's good to see him in god's house that day. that this video from last month captures a service like any other it was faith family and friends until this sunday when a gunman came intent on killing among the many victims. we've had a long night with our. babies we have left the pastas fourteen year old daughter our church will not comprised of members or parishioners we were a very close family we ate together we laughed together we cried together and we worship together now most of our church family is gone. our building is probably
beyond repair. and the few of us that are left behind lost tragically yesterday. the suspect is devon patrick kelly a twenty six year old with a history of violence he was discharged from the us air force for beating his family he was chased out of town by residents before turning the gun on himself. amid the hatred of this tragedy are tales of head zero s m i saw the fire fight between. the shooter of the church and a neighbor a resident here in town. after the fire fighting the shooter took off in the neighbor came over jumped in my truck and said he just shot at the churchill said we had to get him i said let's go and that's what we did it's official say the gunman may have been targeting his in-laws. we can tell you that there was
a domestic situation going on within this family. the suspect mother in law attended this church we know that he had made threaten that the threatening. reset threatening text from him. almost a tenth of the population of this town was killed on sunday in tiny southerland springs they're holding each other that little bit closer. unbelievable a tenth of the population wiped out yesterday we want to go now to the state capital of texas austin i'm joined by journalist jenny hoff joining us good to see you we know that this is spec did shooter was a twenty six year old white male we know his name we've seen his picture tonight are we any closer to knowing his motive. yeah well authorities have said that it was not racially motivated nor motivated by religious beliefs but by and domestic situation that had been ongoing for some time the in-laws of the gunman apparently
attended that church though they weren't there the day of the shooting and he had previously sent threatening text to his mother in law now how deep that dispute winter how long did it going on or what it involved authorities are still looking into but it does look he targeted that church specifically it wasn't just a random attack and it was due to a family situation or so a family situations or you know still a lot of unanswered questions despite that we had some very concrete ideas posited by the u.s. president today he reacted to the attack while on a visit to japan have a listen to part of what he had to say we have a lot of mental health problems in our country as do other countries but this isn't a. situation i mean we could go into it but it's a little bit soon to go into that but fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise it would have been as bad as it was it would have been much worse. i'd say we got two messages there one
is saying that the suspect had mental problems and saying that it's a good thing there are guns in the country because it may have been may have been worse do we have any reason to believe tonight that this is the suspect had a history of mental health problems. that hasn't been concluded but we do know he had a history of domestic violence and under federal law you were not allowed to buy nor possess a firearm if you have a history of domestic violence and so he was court martialed for assaulting his wife and his child back in two thousand and twelve before the weapons that were found in his vehicle were purchased so right now authorities are asking themselves this question as well as the governor of texas how he was able to get those firearms in the first place and so they're going to look at see if his background information had the correct information whether it was checked or how he obtained the firearms in the first place and what we understand it correct me if i'm wrong here judy but he had gone through the proper procedures and he had passed the
background checks to purchase guns that's what they're saying an initially so right now they're looking into how he was able to purchase those guns because again under federal law you are not allowed to if you have a domestic violence history been charged with domestic assault you are not allowed to purchase nor possess a firearm so the governor of texas even said right now they're looking into how he was able to obtain these guns if he had passed those background checks if the background check had the correct information on it if it was done in the correct manner they're looking into all of that at the moment and i want to get your perspective here of about the way the trumps comments are being received there in texas i mean if we go back just a week ago we have the u.s. president saying that the new york terror attack suspect is saying that he should be sent to guantanamo and that he should get the death penalty and now a week later we have this massacre with guns and the u.s.
president doesn't even talk about gun control is it being that portrayed in those parameters. it depends on which media outlet you're looking at so in the united states there is an ongoing debate about gun control you've got one side who very much believes it's the right of the citizens to possess firearms they don't want restrictions you've got another side that really believes there needs to be a lot more restrictions and regulations regarding guns the side that wants guns to be free and open to the people to be able to possessed is the conservative party at the moment and that is the party that supports trumpet that trump is part of so to bring up this issue you're going to bring up a lot of debate and there's a lot of political capital at stake and so it's definitely a situation that's very touchy and it's a debate that's been raging on in the united states for many many years especially flaring up every time there's a mass shooting like this whether we're going to see any change political change because of that is yet to be seen especially in this situation where he should not have been able to actually obtain the firearm under current law so yes it's
definitely a debate that has been raging on for a long time and it's flaring up at this very moment again our improve order jenny hoff on the story for us tonight from the capital of texas austin judy thank you very much. for the hurricanes and typhoons that have devastated coastal regions this year are just the beginning now that's according to climate scientists who point to warming oceans as part of manmade climate change or two thousand and fifteen marked a breakthrough in efforts to try to change the tide nearly two hundred asians signed the paris climate accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide well now it's time to hash out the details a un climate conference in the german city of on is now underway although the talks are being held here in germany fiji was invited to take the chair of the talks as one of the countries that are suffering climate change is worst effects the tiny
island nation lacks the resources to host the event itself and that's important to note the delegates at the conference in bonn are working to cap expected global temperature increases at one and a half degrees celsius or less. instead of taking their seats in class they're taking to the streets these youths staged a demonstration near the climate conference center and bone. they want the global community to limit greenhouse gas emissions. conference participants say the paris climate agreement of twenty fifteen was a step in the right direction countries have national climate targets now but they have to be solidified. this is an urgent moment and so i expect delegations to come here ready to do their jobs to get the rules set for paris and make progress but also individually to say what they're ready to do more. there's the south pacific
and the unseen von island nations threatened with submersion amid rising sea levels are getting special attention at the climate conference the targets set out in the paris agreement don't go far enough to prevent the impact of clue a. i meant disaster. yaba in paris it was clear that our efforts would not go far enough it's also part of this agreement that we keep checking to see what we can do better because i can give you the best of them it's doubtful whether that will happen in bone meeting the paris climate targets will require much more work but everyone here is aware that the pacific islands are quickly running out of time. well we want to go now to go on i'm joined by in safari's she is a climate change activist she has been taking part in protests on the sidelines of the solvent is freeze it's good to have you on the day why is this summit so important. it is very important first of all it's an intermediate summit so there
are no big agreements done by this summit but we already know it's really really important to help by the fiji's it's one island that's already drowning by climate change and by sea level rise that's caused by human made climate change and it's really important to really focus now on those pacific islanders that are already drowning i met some during our activities on this weekend in our mass actions of civil disobedience and this weekend in the rhineland coal fields and they told us how they already have to move and they already have to lose their life only hood's because of climate change and i think it's really important now to look at those people and say that's why we need to move out of fossil fuels right now and so the really really important with this meeting does not lie with the actual targets that are being discussed by the flying with the governments that have to do that actually have to take action against fossil fuels right now a major flashpoint at this conference i've been told is the
trying to reach agreement on which countries are going to pay to help poorer countries deal with the effects of climate change such as fiji and you've got these countries like in fiji these island nations that are demanding that they get compensation for having to move their people somewhere else and you have countries that are reluctant to say yes we will help paying are you sensing that in bonn right now. well it is a very important point that is that they are discussing a loss and damage that the people that are affected by climate change most don't have the resources to actually cope with it why the countries that have produced climate change like germany like the industrial states have don't want to pay for the for the damage they cause and they have cost over one hundred years and that's why we say as activists as ours once ability to help those countries out but first of all it's also our responsibility to stop climate change from happening here and that's why we re as a group moved in this at the sunday yesterday to the right on coal fields and
really made very clear our demand for immediate code coal phase out to stop climate change from happening because we're still producing climate change here every single day. all right climate change activists in three stories tonight on the day from the ball or she is you know working the picket lines in protest lines at this climate change conference mysteries thank you very much so much. as you've already heard of fiji is particularly vulnerable to climate change our correspondent busted hard to send us this report on how the island nation is dealing with a threat that could leave it literally underwater. when rico goes out fishing this has become a familiar sight. emptiness. you're used to. when i was small i usually went out to sea with my grandfather and
father but we didn't have to come as far as we are now we would only go as far as the closest reefs get a good catch and then go back home now it's different we have to go from one reef to the next because there's nothing that the sea is getting warmer well we don't know about. the changing climate is also taking its toll and. and ricotta village. the sea level is rising and. is slowly being swallowed by the ocean. the salt water makes the soil and fertile leaving behind only sandy barren land. that also corrodes the foundations of the houses. eventually the villagers have no choice but to give them up. when we built our homes we thought we could live here forever and i never thought of such
a thing as climate change and that it could impact us like this and so quickly and now we're seeing what it can do it's really sad for everyone in the village. i don't know why. over a bowl of cava a traditional mildly narcotic drink in the pacific they discuss their future. just a few hundred metres further up in the hills there's enough space to relocate a whole village permanently but most of the villagers refuse to move to them the land they live on is sacred. it is these stones they cherish they mark the original home of the first chieftain to rule over the whole island and large parts of eastern fiji some two hundred years ago because of tribal wars he himself was forced to leave but he sent the villagers and sisters to keep watch today his successor lives on a different island but the villagers obligation remains. at the youth we were supposed to be relocated to but we said that we can't move because first we have to
consult our paramount chief. we asked him but he didn't agree to the relocation. he told us we had to stay here because the stood on us is of great importance. and yet the rising seas might leave them with no choice but to abandon the sacred place. for the people of. climate change is more than just an abstract threat for them it's real and they need real answers before their home is lost forever. i did you know that yes we raised the iraqi flag at the iraqi syrian border where
the islamic state terrorists i suspect. occupied iraqi cities. and. yet we have chased them out and buried them. and ended their presence in the land of iraq. all that was iraq's prime minister declaring the end of the so-called islamic state in his country for mr harder you've watched as iraqi soldiers raised the country's flag near the border with syria last friday iraqi troops three took the last significant patch of territory. under islamic state control in two thousand and fourteen swept through a third of iraq declaring a self styled caliphate and terrorizing the local populations for the minority in northern iraq the invasion however has not ended as executed large numbers of men in two thousand and fourteen children were abducted women were sold into sex
slavery and many have not come home my next guest interviewed some of the women who did escape as well as the people who smuggled them out of the clutches of islamic states their stories of courage and desperation in the face of unimaginable inhumanity are the subject of kathy autons new book with ash on their faces using women and the islamic state. ok and joins me here at the big table tonight get the welcome to the day it's good to have you here thank you i mean well your book i was reading it this weekend i couldn't put it down despite the stories there being so dark you write that isis views the use it is as pagans and devil worshippers lowered even than christians and we kind of explain to our audience why is there so much hate why
does isis hate the use it is so much. well i says decided that. religion because it has aliments of paganism elements of create islamic religious worship and practices they really decided that society would be better off without these it is all that and extremist society so they set about killing the easy to men and capturing the women as prisoners of war and they believed that they could sell them and rape and really do terrible things to them as a as a way of punishing this community of all being not people of the book being infidels infidels religious enemies i'd like to read a small excerpt from your books i read it again and again i was trying to imagine what you know what held these these women went through we want we're going to quote here we want to show our viewers you're right the wives forced the young couple
into the bathroom cubicle and her mother gave her a sanitary napkin to collect the drops of blood traditionally a white sheet is used to prove that she was a virgin before the women told them to have sex so isis would not take her away the women said they had to force the couple to have sex to avoid a greater evil the loss of the girl's virginity to a non use e.-d. . and this we can't even imagine what this must have been why particularly for these young women these girls how often were scenes like this taking place. says i if this were taking place all throughout the caliphate as we've seen now it's nearly over isis holding small areas on the iraq syria border but thousands of women a still missing and this has been going on for three years and really does so many stories out there that these women can tell you in this book is now the collection
of over a hundred interviews but there are there are far more in the tales you can imagine than just absolutely awful and this is just one of them and this is related to the idea of shame and on and on there is so important for these e.d. community as with many communities i mean even when the army says terror is over. these women are able to. go home are they able to regain their sense of on or in the eyes of their family and what about their self respect i mean this is a really difficult question this is what the community are battling with now many of them most of them in iraq is still displaced living in camps now that makes regaining yourself good after a tragedy really difficult because you don't have a job don't have income it's difficult to support your children you're living in tents so that's been really challenging but the religion has managed to adapt and all to some of their baptism rights to bring these women back into the community
which is a change to start play so things are developing more grist things are developing they're moving on but it's really the displacement that's the main struggle at the moment for the community and bringing their loved ones home the ones that are still with us is flora lost. yeah well as i said the book is worth reading and you know good on you for getting the story out to kathy on author of with ash on their faces using the women and the islamic state kathy thank you very much for being on the day thanks a lot. well the day is nearly done but as ever the conversation continues online you'll find us either at your news or t.v. on twitter don't forget to use that hash tag today and remember no matter what happens between now and then tomorrow is another day you'll see than ever.
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