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this is d.w. news live from berlin the u.n. vote unanimously to approve a ceasefire and syria's eastern ghouta russia finally giving its backing after having blocks the resolution for days of the vote came as warplanes pounded the rebel held area near damascus broad powers are still to agree to the terms of the deal also coming up. a growing number of u.s. companies bound to pressure from anti-gun activists and cut ties with the national rifle association we take
a look at the social media movement driving the change of attitude towards the gun lobby after last week's deadly school shooting. and we are live at the sixtieth brilliant international film festival we'll tell you schemes this year top prizes. and welcome to the program the u.n. security council has voted to approve a resolution demanding a thirty day humanitarian cease fire in syria russia agreed to back the deal at the last minute on the condition that there be no specification of when the truce would start the cease fire is aimed at allowing desperately needed aid to reach civilians in eastern guta more than five hundred people have been killed in the rebel held area near damascus in the past week alone. the bombs have been raining
down on eastern ghouta for an entire week. as smoke and ash filled the sky over this rebel held district near damascus those on the ground continue to pull victims from the rubble they've been under siege here for years but casualties are now spiking sharply. the survivors are being treated in a makeshift hospital near damascus activists say this is the work of indiscriminate cluster and phosphorous bombs fired by the syrian regime children to bear witness to the carnage. was another missile landed but it was a small one thank god it was bigger the whole neighborhood would have been wiped out. amid the bombing world powers have hesitated for days on how to find common ground to stop the bloodshed. on saturday the un security council voted unanimously to approve
a resolution demanding a thirty day cease fire to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians in eastern guta the body overcame initial resistance from russia to adopt the resolution today russia has belatedly decided to join the international consensus and accept the need to call for a cease fire but only after trying every possible way to avoid it so there isn't why we discussed at the resolution so low why the process was. so so extensive. was that we wanted to break sure that it is meaningful as i said before because why because of the security council you could look you could not stall a ceasefire cease fire you know the east while the borders the base taking the gold and they want to make sure that it is reflected that with russia a staunch ally of syrian. tent assad has been providing military aid to the syrian
government but while many will no doubt welcome the news of a potential cease fire the syrians continue to suffer activists say minutes after the deal was struck government warplanes bombed eastern ghouta yet again. for more on that let's bring in journalist benedetta argentina arie who is following the security council's decision for us that at last minute negotiations and the resolution was finally passed there was resistance from vienna holding russia as we mentioned but they didn't use that veto in the end why has moscow voted with the others this time around i think at this time around us you're resisting for years there are any resolution in syria they decided to go along with the international community most probably because they couldn't resist anymore to pressure a human rights issue and the issue is why don't the main things about it and at last that three days they try to rewrite. lucian and what turned down the
language used but if you compare it to versions they're not so different so exemplary a really what russia. main resistance was you mentioned that between the two version there wasn't much difference what was different though. the reality is that they don't really want to again what are down the language used it to describe a humanitarian that she to ation there and also date wanted to take immediate in fact that in the resolution you can read it said a start is a ceasefire we doubt delays that ease a major change for any recission at the u.n. because it means that you we don't really know when the ceasefire is going to be in effect ok so it doesn't take immediate effect we don't know when it's going to take effect how does this help the people in eastern go to. well
certainly it gives more hope than they had yesterday that somebody is going to help out how many deliberately. try to make them you know evacuate or around there and places that have been bombed it is really a. mean wind that security council was produced reserve. the names of the syrian regime continued on being and in fact the observatory for syrian they say they've been out to kill told or debate james in five hundred twenty one trending morant and this morning benedict. thank you very much thank you. to afghanistan now where a series of attacks has left more than twenty people dead officials say most of the victims were soldiers the assaults come amid a recent surge in violence by both the so-called islamic state and the taliban.
insurgents strike ever deeper in the heart of kabul a suicide bomber has launched an attack during morning rush hour in the diplomatic zone of the afghan capital. group has claimed responsibility it's believed they were targeting enough gun spy agency news of the nato headquarters and u.s. embassy. a suicide attack happened reports indicate two people were killed and seven of those wounded casualties include civilians and military personnel. the death toll is expected to rise. earlier at least eighteen soldiers were killed when taliban insurgents stormed an army base in the western province of far and two car bombs detonated in the southern helmand province killing at least three soldiers and wounding dozens more. these attacks are just the latest in a wave of violence to rock the fragile state in recent months hundreds have been killed. now to some of the other stories making news around the world german media
reports a chance on go americal has chosen a controversial young conservative on as the country's new health minister by choosing to award him a ministry merkel appears to be appeasing conservatives within her party who have been calling for a move to the right. police have clashed with anti fascist activists in milan as rival political groups held rallies across italy the demonstrators were protesting a gathering of the four far right northern league party ahead of parliamentary elections next week authorities stepped up security around the country amid fears protests could turn violent. the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in florida a growing number of american businesses are distancing themselves from the pro-gun lobby group the national rifle association several companies have announced they will no longer offer discounts to n.r.a. members this and that increasing pressure from
a newly strengthened gun movement a social media movement is driving change in the u.s. the hash tag budget cuts and already calls on businesses to end their relationships but the gun lobby and firms are listening rental car companies including hats and i say that ending that discount programs with n.r.a. members. u.s. airline delta has also ceased its n.r.a. discounts. and the first national bank one of the largest private banks in the u.s. has said it will stop making n.r.a. branded credit cards. the reaction from customers is mixed with some welcoming the move and others saying they would close their accounts with the bank it shows just how deep the divide is. for these firms cutting ties to the n.r.a. is largely a symbolic decision driven by youth led protests following last week's deadly
school shooting in florida state governor rick scott was also moved to call for tighter gun laws i want to make it virtually impossible for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun we will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be twenty one or older those pushing for change say that's not enough this tweet is from cameron caskey who's organizing the large march on washington next month he writes i messed with the wrong school. and down at the borough and her national film festival the waiting is over and the bears have been announced the w. is ladies in red down at the red carpet maya schrader and charlotte chiles impel are standing by with all the latest ok guys let's start with the top prize who won the golden bear. hi abbey we dressed as the red carpet as. you like.
to go to bat while drum roll thanks i remain in a film called touch touch me no touch me no it is a very unusual film i would have. by the female director. continuous cues me who is a first time directors was her first ever feature film and she won the golden bear for it she was also one of only four women in the competition section of the ballet now they know this film so well the jury present had something interesting to say about their decision on the yeah he did he said the jury themselves are pretty split on whether to to award this film that the golden bat he said there that he wanted a film that shows not what film can do but it's what it can do in the future and when you look at this the when it's that sort of makes sense as a comment because it's very experimental it's very unusual sort of mix facts and fiction you never really know whether what you're seeing is real sometimes you see the cameras in the shot sometimes you see the director self so it's an unusual pick
i'd say for the bat and mixes documentary and drama and the thing about this film is that we really have to know is it starts with a close up of the male to the palea and then it goes from there it's a film about human sexuality and intimacy and it's very explicit sometimes there are some rather pornographic scene that is all a lot of pink parts all over the screen all the time but yeah very experimental film and we can see after hearing the jury president's comment you can see why they went in that direction. ok you can see how they won that direction what about female lead best female lead was that a surprise not quite that was the best female lead was on a broom for the film she started last headed down to us which is a very contained emotionally reserved film but ultimately very very affecting i thought she was fantastic yeah that really did a really good job in the school and she's the one that we've been talking about since we saw with me that was one of the it was to show it was an unforgettable performance it's a very very complex picture of what it is to be a woman and
a gay woman is empowered why i think that she really is that what the way to that is right. now these awards can do a lot for a younger person's career what about the male lead yes that's right male lead is a younger person is anthony because he is a new comment here at the better not that in film but this is why he plays a drug addict who goes to france to try and get clean and through religion and friendship recoated rediscovers himself and cleans up that it was a stunning performance i do you have to say that there's one scene in particular that's really striking way he's recovering from the heroin addiction as it would drew o.c. and it's unforgettable that's the french film the prayer and he really for a young person really threw himself into this very difficult roles are a well earned award. ok i have a feeling that the next name is not going to come as
a surprise to many people what about best director. that was from. less anderson and her isle of dogs the film that opened the belly naalehu was really an innovative film a lot of fun to watch good for the whole family i should say. yeah the very best interest in terms of its style its coloring so that's stop motion animation the songs were all really stunning to look at and of course a stellar voice cast behind it all because of this film is absolutely unbelievable bill murray was here to pick up the award for ways and this and i got a huge presence and i was super excited that i had that this was going to be a thing of the festival and thrilled that they've got the prize that's my schrader and charlotte charleston bill thanks guys for the bun this league a show with pablo las foil yes rather is coming up with all the goals from the weekend so far could braman our hamburg gain some ground in the battle to beat the
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