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this is deja vu news a live up from berlin a race to save lives in beirut the day after a massive blast a devastated city explosion a flat in the capital's port killing at least 130 people and injuring a thousands more than they were to residents are demanding answers and some court officials are now under house arrest. japan remembers the horrors of hiroshima 75 years on a scaled back ceremony honors the 140000 victims of the world's 1st atomic bomb
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will go to tokyo for more. i'm clear edges and welcome to the show rescuers in beirut are digging through the rubble in a desperate search for survivors following explosions that left much of the city in ruins at least 135 people are dead thousands more are injured and nearly 300000 people lost their homes in an instant the blast took place at a warehouse storing highly explosive chemicals under little oversight authorities have now placed a number of port officials under house arrest and declared a 2 week state of emergency for the capital. a day of grief for levanon as the country reckons with the losses and destruction caused by tuesday.
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explosion. with many people still missing rescue workers are desperately searching for anyone still alive under the collapsed buildings. and that this man was rescued after over 16 hours under the rubble. a glimmer of hope amid the devastation. shops and homes were destroyed across favorite hundreds of thousands of people likely unable to return to their homes for months. as the lebanese begin to deal with the aftermath a strong sense of community is emerging but a feeling of disbelief still lingers. even yet if we've never seen anything like this in our lives it's difficult and the scene it's shocking and scary i took everything in after all the destruction i looked for my family and gathered them and went out to the balcony to take a look it was a massacre. was that. i saw
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a lot of her if it scenes i saw dead people i saw people running and screaming all carrying their children you know people who had lost their children others looking for their mom or their sister it was horrific it was difficult. to tell much about small. planes carrying rescue teams and aid have begun to arrive from countries around the world the lebanese government announced the 2 week state of emergency and ordered a number of port officials to be placed under house arrest they include any officials involved with guarding and storing the explosive chemical ammonia nitrate that seems to have caused the blast in the moon. we are determined to investigate. that are you and reveal what happened as everyone as possible. nish those responsible. investigators. have begun searching the wreckage at beirut's port the 1st step
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towards fulfilling the president's promise to deliver justice. well from beirut our correspondent basle describes how people are coping a day after the disaster it's like it will. be. citizens specific been on the internet or they are still under to be on the show they are still bringing the pieces together. 300000 citizen lost their own partially or completely the are displaced they they left alone they are seeking for homes i don't bathe with in different areas so you can imagine how dramatic the situation is especially that we're talking about damages goals billions we cost billions of dollars to. basle already in beirut let's go now to some of the other stories making news around the world 12 people have died in a bus accident in a morocco around 30 others were seriously injured when the bus overturned at close
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to a good deal tuesday on the country's a southwest coast local reports say the crash was due to dangerous driving on difficult mountain roads. facebook has removed a post by u.s. president on a trumpet because of false claims about the coronavirus it contained a video clip in which trump says children are almost immune to covert 19 from the white house lawn what what's the former u.s. vice president joe biden it says he won't go to milwaukee had to accept at the democratic party's a presidential nomination do it to coronavirus fares instead he'll give a speech from his home state delaware the nominating convention at the end of this month will now be almost entirely virtual. well today marks the 75th anniversary of the us a bombing of hiroshima the world's 1st atomic bomb killed a more than 140000 people survivors and families of the victims all laid down and
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offered prayers at hiroshima peace memorial park they also marks the moment of the bomb hit with the sound of a bell followed by a minute of silence. this year's a ceremonies had to be scaled back to the coronavirus pandemic only a handful of foreign dignitaries attended the event which was also broadcast on. a few of the survivors are still alive today but their stories a speak of horrors that hopefully will never be repeated. hiroshima's peace memorial on the motu yes the river part of the peace memorial park now a green space that used to be a city neighborhood. used to live there before it was obliterated on august 6th 145. 4000 people died horrific deaths here including hamas family his father mother and 2 siblings. do if you go over by father they were just hiding i
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couldn't believe they were dead i kept looking for them. for me this is not a peace memorial it's a graveyard. when i see people there it's like they're stamping on the heads of my parents and siblings she knew them when i was. just some i was 11 when the atomic bomb known as little boy annihilated hiroshima bomb i was staying with his uncle outside the city at 8 16 am he saw the flash felt the explosion and then the mushroom cloud rose in the morning sky. although. today is said to tell his story in a public interview series for a long time he couldn't bear talking about the bombing his family was dead but the subject was taboo in japan and survivors were stigmatized but that's changed. i still don't know what we're going to talk about there's no script we'll just see
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. the host hiroki ishikawa a singer musician and a music producer. his grandfather never mentioned the hiroshima bombing so he lets others talk now he wants to know the title of the series is atomic bomb eyewitnesses and today is the 178 episodes online because of coronavirus restrictions. because the scenes in the he was to do when i go to the museum there are things that don't really affect me but these talks are almost like being with family you learn good important details and the events pass them on to. go get it you know some of those 2 hours of live stream talks for peace against war band a surprise. photograph now colorized by a young woman who got to know him a few years ago it's a gesture that helps make history feel more alive. but the possibility of talking
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directly to people who are affected will soon disappear these colorized photos help make their memories more accessible and that incurred. just people to share them to go to god in london. 2 days after the atom bomb destroyed the city. looked through the rubble and found the wall clock from his father's barber shop it's now in the her piece museum a gift ban hamas contribution against forgetting. well for more let's cross now to tokyo based journalist alley irani today a ceremony marking 75 years since the u.s. atomic bombing of hiroshima took place what can you tell us about it cation. thank you for having me yes today we have 75th anniversary of the atomic bomb that was dropped on hiroshima today a ceremony was held scaled down significantly there are social distancing in
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their chairs and their general was not that means it was not allowed to enter our life years the year exactly our. 8 am we did the exact moments where and so if you 5 years ago moments of silence was observed in remembrance of the obvious comment on. this ceremony has never been cancelled since dear center of power was built in 1952 and today the list are over 324000 names of the victims were put in the center of. this list is our worst day to each year and then there was the mayor of hiroshima speech and he urged of all to unite against common threats to humanity of course includes the threats but he also warned about the rising nationalism which is threatening the
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people of the world and you refer also to the pirates and then. of course we saw those ceremonies taking place with the social distancing as you say today there are very few survivors of the bombings of hiroshima or nagasaki a still alive but what are we hearing from those who remain and can bear witness to history. yes the number of people who are directly affected by. bomb was is very dull so there aren't many of them around but they are as the owners here and they are still vocal you still feel that. their goal they are fighting for which is to balance the world's nuclear weapons in their world has not been achieved and every year they hope that this goal will be achieved but it has not been yet so the mayor of each year makes this.
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2. to 4 to wall 2 and. a top tomic bomb or ration but. but this but their numbers are dwindling and they are not going to be around for much longer in the future so they meant concern is passing the torch to the new generation and transferring their experience experiences to the next generation so that they will lead movement to a world free of nuclear weapons making sure the world it never forgets and the iranian thank you for your reporting from tokyo thank you well let's change gears and go to the formula ia lecture racing series which has held its 1st races since february here in berlin it was the 1st of 6 races in a 9 days in the german capital as organizers quickly finished the season and that the coronavirus pandemic which had been shipped leader antonio felix accost at took
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the checkered flag on the site of berlin's former tempelhof airport. the formula each alynda had to be overhauled because of the coronavirus crisis instead of races around the world pullin stepped up to host every round for the remainder of the season. to formulate personnel tested positive for the virus this week they were quarantined and racing went ahead as planned. fans are not allowed to attend the 6 races in 9 days due to the pandemic but the driver still made sure they put on a show for those watching on television and online. some looked a little rusty after 5 months away. forever portugal's antonio felix costa won the previous race in morocco in february and he led from pole to triumph at berlin's disused temple over. extend his lead at the top of the standings but he
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can't get too comfortable to keep racing interesting the layout of the berlin circuit will be changed twice in the coming days. well a day after the huge explosion at the devastated beirut people in countries near and far have gathered to show solidarity. palestine is crying out for beirut reads this sign at a vigil in the gaza strip many people waving lebanese as well as palestinian flags . even in israel which is technically in a state of war with its neighbor a lebanese colors a lit up a building and at televisa square. well a candlelight vigil was also held outside in paris and the eiffel tower switched off its lights an hour early. but as your news update at this hour don't forget you can always get all the latest information around the clock on our website. you can follow us on twitter and
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