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that will turn your whole special. upgrade yourself with d. w.'s interior design channel on you tube. this is d w news the live from bird led the lunar eclipse of the century and it is happening right now it is the night of the blood moon and it is visible across much of the globe we will find out what is so special about the astronomical of that. also coming up north korea returns what it says are the remains of american
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soldiers killed in the korean war sixty five years after the fighting ended and the migrants making the perilous journey across the mediterranean to europe's which routes now they are heading to spain after italy started turning them away. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program people across the world are watching the longest a lunar eclipse of this century the moon turned this orange color just a short while back for people who are viewing the spectacle in europe now this was at the point that the moon fell in the earth's shadow after it aligned itself with our planet and the sun and this is what is properly known as the so-called blood moon people across europe asia australia and south america they are all going to be able to watch. all parts of this phenomenon it will however not be visible from
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north america. and from where it let's get more now from astronomer sendmail chart he is joining us from stood apart this evening so tell us why the red orange color for the moon can you explain to our viewers how that happens good evening when no moon eclipse takes place the earth is exactly between the sun and the moon so you would think that the moon should be in the shadow of the earth but the earth has here and the atmosphere of the earth throws some light the rest light into the shadow so the moon looks threat and not only is it a beautiful color it is also the longest lunar eclipse of the twenty first century as we mentioned earlier the moon appearing darkest for around one hundred and three minutes why it's so long this time around. that's right it's one hundred three
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minutes this time because the beach of the moon is inclined towards the orbit of the earth you want to have a movie clips every full moon as you remember it's only two or three years two or three times a year now with this new eclipse the moon ghosts strikes through the shadow of the earth and additionally the earth of the moon is of far away from the us so the lunar eclipse is one of the community looks long this time. but the experience of the event i mean it really depends on where you are in the world right tell us more about that. yes depends where the moon is of off your horizon not just ten minutes ago i was outside and had a look at the moon and here in stuttgart it's still twilight the moon is the sky is bright and you barely could see the moon in the twilight it's deep deep regret and
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have seen some images from south africa where it's already really dark so the moon is high in the sky and you can see it in in the rest car. at the phenomenon is also special for another reason with the red planet mars it's also visible in the sky near the moon tell us more about that. yes maz is the art of planet of the earth be true os the sun in two years as you know that of only needs one year so it needs two years to see the mosque at its best but it needs fifteen years to see to have. the smallest distance between the earth and the mosques and after two thousand and three this year mosque is at its closest to the earth and it's just for instance that it's this evening with them movie clips takes place
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and it's closest to us and most of us only some degrees away from the eclipse more now when people hear the word eclipse especially when observing a solar eclipse for example they think about you know those glasses that you have to wear in order to protect your eyes but there are no precautions right if they want to watch this particular eclipse you know except good enough that you don't need any. eclipse classes you need to buy not you lot to see it really goes but you don't get a telescope or just your eyes and a good you to the so that you thought horizon you're from germany astronomer spend melcher joining us from stud darts where we have all been observing this phenomenon very fascinating indeed some beautiful images that are coming in and we thank you so much for walking us through it and explaining why it's happening and why it's so significant thank you. went out to some other news
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now and north korea has handed over what they say are the remains of american soldiers killed in the korean war which has raged from one thousand fifty to one hundred fifty three a u.s. aircraft brought the remains to an air base in south korea the handover which coincides with the sixty fifth anniversary of the wars and follows an agreement reached by north korean leader kim jong un and u.s. president donald trump at their singapore summit in japan. and rick downs joins me now on the line from boston he heads a group for the families of korean and cold war p.o.w.'s and m.i.a.'s rick's father when missing in action in north korea back in one nine hundred fifty two rick we thank you so much for joining us to speak with us this evening and we would like to know how you how the families that you were speaking with feel today. well that's kind of a loaded question but thanks for asking it you know there's a you know a lot of years
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a lot of decades just kind of guarding against. hope you know because it's so hard to come by and the answer is so hard to come by there's a lot of excitement with what might come from this there's certainly some family members are going to get closure it will take a while because they did a kitchen process is all so long so this is not something we're boom it's happy and then you're you're done. so are you from dodging around there is it's very complicated thing to to discuss but there's hope how is that there's hope absolutely and you know perhaps. you know we can hear the emotion of course that is associated with all this and even if you just look at the numbers for example i mean you can see how staggering it is because you know it's been reported that the remains of fifty five individuals have been returned on friday but there are still thousands more still accounted for so i mean it's really quite staggering and i'd
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like to ask you more about that hope that you that you articulated there are you hopeful that they will ever be recovered in the in more substantial numbers. yes i think that in order to go forward in anything you have to have that hope otherwise you're not going to make the steps to make it happen. than large periods of time we didn't have that hope and so now there is an opportunity there have been opportunities in the past doors that opened and you know things happened and guys came home and families found closure and then the door closed and the majority you know had to sit and wait again this is another opportunity where doors opened and you know some families are going to get closure now whether it stays open so that we could really get in there this could have all been settled a couple decades ago if it had been addressed in a humanitarian way rather than all mixed up with politics. so if that door stays
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open you have to call to new cast members both german cam and president trump. so if they hold true with their surprising ways of just kind of casting aside all the things that were holding holding us back in the past and say let's just really do this but that that there's no that's going to be new ground to have that happen ricky you were really kind in the run up to this interview you actually sent us some personal photos and i'd like to if you know show them to our viewers if that's ok with you you actually showed us a photo of your father how and we understand that he was twenty six when he went missing in action one of these photos that our viewers are now looking at it has you sitting on his shoulder as a small boy. and you've also told us that you've actually been to north korea to find answers to the many questions that you have and we're wondering how you were treated by north korean officials when you were there. just by the
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officials we met. we met with the vice foreign minister we treated find it was a negotiating thing i went with a british a center for global engagement former governor bill richardson says his company and we got in there and we sat down with the vice minister and we made our pitch and they were for the remains that are coming back now we just. the administration at that time didn't back us up. and so now this is this could have been us two years ago. but the people in general that we dealt with while we were there were just wonderful we were treated. like kings it was kind of interesting because out of one side when you go to the museums or something like that you know we just talk about the american imperialists and all the. crimes and everything that are committed and then were ushered up in front and sat down in front of everybody. so it was it was
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get economy there are the words come out but the intent isn't there we were treated wonderfully everyone was very friendly and open to us and we do hope that you know this gesture that we have seen today that is the first of many and that you and the thousands of families who are still searching for answers that you do indeed get them right down as we mentioned you're the head of a group for the families of korean and cold war p.o.w.'s and m.i.a.'s and we thank you so much for joining us on the significant day to tell us a little bit about what this means to you. thank you for bringing if there was attention. well i'll get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world osama bin laden's alleged former bodyguard seen here in a german court is free after a judge ordered his release in tunisia citing a lack of evidence against him he was deported to tunisia earlier this month after living in germany off and on since one thousand nine hundred seven. israeli police
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have reopened jerusalem's a mosque following a raid they said that they had been pursuing two youths who had thrown rocks during a confrontation with police at the mosque also known as the temple mount is holding to jews and muslims and protestors in poland have clashed with police during demonstrations against changes to the country's judicial system anti-government activists accuse the ruling right wing law and justice party of trying to sack the courts with its own judges the government insists that the reforms are necessary to rebuild the country. there are fewer of them coming but just as many are dying the un's migration agency says that about fifty five thousand migrants have reached european shores across the mediterranean sea so far this year about half of the figure for the same period last year but for the fifth straight year at least fifteen hundred migrants have perished in the crossing most migrants used to cross
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from libya to italy but since the new italian government started turning them away many switched to spain. the coast of southern spain is within sight of. it's the end of a treacherous crossing of the strait of gibraltar. what you're seeing is a group of migrants reaching european soil. and they're among the many who arrive on spanish beaches every year. we don't know where they ended up but we do know they're lucky to be alive. so far this year at least fifteen hundred have died in the mediterranean sea their route to europe too has changed with spain now the preferred entry point we can say is that the first indications we're getting from spanish authorities is that it is the west african. migrants that were most prominent crossing into libya in the past couple of years who seem to be choosing spain as their route now. the number of undocumented migrants arriving to the
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spanish coast so far this year is almost as many as the total for twenty seventeen most are rescued at sea and brought to ports like this one in the town of. it's here in the port where they were initially held before being moved to overcrowded immigrant reception centers. in a meeting earlier this week with france's president emanuel micron the spanish prime minister said the e.u. needs to do more if it wants to see a fall in the number of people arriving illegally on its shorts in luck. that cooperation and development is very important a requirement is to socially politically and economically stabilize the countries of origin of the border protection shuteye have dignity and respect for the human rights of migrant people. if you know we need to strengthen our cooperation with countries of origin and also with the transit countries those. back in southern
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spain it's the end of an exhausting journey for these migrants and the beginning of an uncertain future in the european union. a european union monitoring team has described pakistan's election as showing a lack of equality that meant political parties did not compete on a level playing fields the announcement came after pakistan's election commission to clare imran khan's p.t.i. party the winner but although it won most of the seats the p.t.i. failed to win an outright majority and must now see coalition partners to form a government. supporters of pakistan's cricket turned politician in one ton celebrating what many at least a few years ago had still to impossible an election victory for a turnaround matched only in prominence and impact by this the when he secured us pakistani cricket captain against england in the one nine hundred ninety two world cup. with a reputation as
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a celebrity playboy can long struggle to be taken seriously in politics after founding his p.t.i. party in the one nine hundred ninety s. for years he failed to translate his personal fame into votes. the breakthrough came in two thousand and thirteen when the p.t.a. became the third largest party in the national assembly surgeon support partly down to young urban voters wanting change that desire just as palpable now. the population is almost two hundred one million currently and over seventy percent of the people live below the poverty line so for the country to progress the lives of these people need to change we need the lives of the poor people to change so those images of them that. there will be change in the country we are satisfied with imran khan because he is a relatively new leader and has
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a fresh approach i'm hopeful he will take pakistan forward. like our people like me is very difficult in pakistan these days if i'm wrong can deliver what he promised in his speech it will be beneficial for the country and for the masses. while his supporters celebrate khan's critics accuse him of fraternizing with pakistan's powerful military and intelligence agency and welcoming him to his party politicians he formally coolidge corrupt for them he is simply a puppet. in the helena humphrey is here and the latest u.s. growth figures are in and wow wow. astounding essentially that's the numbers for the last quarter of the u.s. economy they get its fastest rate in four years well as sarah said is positive news for the world's largest economy but i want to say it's unlikely to be quite as positive as the white house makes it out to be. trump was quick to celebrate the
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new figures four point one percent growth from april to june. we're on track to hit the highest annual average growth rate in over thirteen years and i will say this right now and i'll say it strongly as the trade deals come in one by one we're going to go a lot higher than these numbers and these are great numbers trump claims the new quarterly rate is sustainable on the campaign trail he promised annual growth between four and even six percent for his war on obama air regulations was supposed to unshackle the economy his one point five trillion dollar tax cut super charge the new growth but while economists expected a surge from the tax cut this quarter some even predicted five percent if you believe it is sustainable for one the federal reserve concerned about inflation is expected to raise interest rates several more times this year. businesses also don't appear to be investing heavily there were also one off events this quarter
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soybean exports shot up over terror concerns government spending rose in part due to the defense budget. and there are worrying signs housing sales continue to decline wage growth is still weak one thing is sure the u.s. economy is booming at the moment in the long term however question marks linger. let's go straight over to off financial correspondent ken's course in new york cannes then went on to say in that press conference off to it hit it achieved an economic turnaround of historic proportions that's how he put it is that the case is this growth for afflicting an overall trend of global recovery. we have seen some synchronized global growth in the past couple of months that certainly did not hurt but most of the growth actually did come from u.s. consumers and then also the tax cuts at least for now certainly old saw pushed
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economic growth in the u.s. higher this growth story started in two thousand and nine so way before donald trump became the president of the united states so he can put it all in his own shoulders but if we look that we are rather late in this growth story a growth rate of four point one percent in general is pretty impressive it is impressive that said the u.s. federal reserve at the still got its full year growth out where it is holding steady at two point eight percent so is that seemingly mature pace of growth envisages i mean is actually sustainable well i mean we certainly did see that this administration is giving all it has to push growth higher but there is clearly all saw quite a risk involved in this well donald trump grew up in luxury and probably still
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lives in luxury and he might not have heard the term safe when the times are good so that you can spend when the times are bad so if the economy shifts to the lower side the big question mark is what can be done to actually prevent the u.s. economy from falling into a deeper recession but the recession is not on the horizon yet the growth forecasts for the third quarter for the fourth quarter assume looking pretty good so most a couple economists say that maybe in a year from now so that's when really things called to haunt us back specially also the tax cuts we see a huge debt load here in the united states but nobody really wants to hear that at this moment all right and of course interests on a wall street thank you. twitter shares have plunged nineteen percent in trading on friday that's off the social networks that the number of monthly users was down by one million in the second quarter and it
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expects for the drop in the near future as well one user numbers are declining as the twitter intensifies its efforts to fight spam fake accounts and hate speech online strict privacy rules in europe have also made business harder twitter is the second major social media firm to report a decline in uses off to facebook on thursday then when the social media platform suffered the biggest ever one day loss in dollar value for a u.s. company. well with briggs easing up it's not just the political climate is seeing growing divisions between britain and the continent the heat wave sweeping europe has led to long delays in the channel tunnel temperatures of over thirty degrees celsius overwhelming the air conditioning system on some of the trains so cars were forced to wait for cooler carriages but the brits well they were facing the heat with a stiff upper lip and they were armed with a continental treat ice cream makers say best sales story. and
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back over to sarah now as an epic humanitarian crisis becomes a political issue no absolutely and this also has a lot to do with the heat you know combined with the dry conditions contract combined with wind greece's prime minister alexis tsipras has accepted political responsibility for last week's wildfires which killed at least eighty seven people caused by those are horrible conditions at a cabinet meeting broadcast live he also said he's blaming it instead on evidence suggesting that the fires had been started deliberately though he didn't know who might have been behind it a bitter debate is raging over the way that the authorities handled the fires and why they failed to order an evacuation. last of advocacy eastern shore line the mediterranean sea claims as blue as ever but on shore so many of the homes and hotels that once stood here are gone. on
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monday the flames charge through here at sixty kilometers per hour almost everyone fled towards the bache is only the firefighters had the mains to try and resist the flames often in vying. and this is their first time in thirty years of my service. seeing so much. of it sometimes we can look course it's something. to stop this investigators say the blaze took just ninety minutes to write down the mountain towards the coast many residents simply had no chance to a skype and while monday was extremely hot and we need grace the government suspects the worst fires were no accident. as you've all been informed. the indications that we have and which authorities in charge are already investigating. lead to the conclusion that
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arson was behind the deadly fires. the police are also still trying to identify victims relatives of the missing have been gathering need their forensics lab the agony is compounded by anger at the government which they choose of botching the evacuation of residents one confronted grace's depends minister as he visited victims. no one notified anyone to fire engines didn't come nothing you left just of the messy of god and you know i was in the the residents worst hit by monday's blaze were living in an area known to be prone to fire breaks are now asking why authorities weren't better prepared and why so many perished. tour de france leader grant thomas has a golden opportunity to claim the biggest prize in road cycling after maintaining
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his lead through stage nineteen the two hundred kilometer route from largest to the wrongs was the best chance that his rival had to knock him off of his perch before sunday's final stage but thomas was imperious once again have a look. just so i said jay so right his head through the pyrenees with everything on the line the first big winner of the stage was home favorite julian i love philly the frenchman now has an unassailable lead in the race for the king of the mountains title. and the general classification leading geryon thomas was under attack throughout slovenian ride of primos road ledge raced into contention with a phenomenal performance which saw him cross the finish line in first place. and. i just really cried a lot of times and finally went away then on the descent. but thomas was in hot pursuit the final sprint gave him
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a second place finish extending his lead to more than two minutes. with just a single time trial stage and the procession to paris to go welshman thomas has a first tour de france title within his grasp. quick reminder now that top story that we're following for you and the image behind me gives all of the clues the longest lunar eclipse of the century is taking place right now it is the night of the so-called blood moon when earth's satellite turns and are in the red the eclipse visible across much of the globe but hari it's going to be over soon. and with that you're up to date now on d w news i'm sarah kelly in bergland thanks for watching.
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