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our next up close for what we are we're tremlett unbelievable. to me a sun media phenomenon starting october fifteenth on d w. this is d w news live from berlin and it is the final day of campaigning for an election that could change germany's political landscape chancellor angela merkel has been on a last minute push for votes she's had a strong lead in the polls and if you are expecting a heart stopping finish but with her main challenger martin schultz
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a distant second all eyes are on which party will come in third also coming up. says their work not only my parents work but also my grandparents thank god we're at least alive as well the little girls of three days after mexico's massive earthquake remote communities are still waiting for help d. w. visited one village that's digging itself out of the rubble. and iran says it's launched a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads over two thousand kilometers that's just a sign of defiance against the u.s. . hello and welcome i'm at her mit it's good to have you with us german chancellor angela merkel and her main challenger mohsin shows. sir out on the final day of
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campaigning before the germans go to the polls on sunday and while merkel has a comfortable lead in the polls she isn't taking any chances meeting voters in her home district in northeastern germany pounding home the message one last time. bangle americal doesn't have to worry about keeping her campaign alive as she practices the piano. and greets voters in stress on her constituency in eastern germany after all her conservatives have a healthy lead in the polls and merkel looks set to become chancellor for a fourth time. i think she has done a good job so far and that the results are tomorrow's general election will be pretty clear. but it's almost certain that the christian democrats might get enough votes to govern on their own. one possible coalition
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partner the free market free democrats their leader christian in dustbin the last campaign day pitching for a comeback the f.t. pay failed to make it into the bundestag in the last federal elections. merkel could also renew the current coalition with the social democrats who travel far behind merkel's party in opinion polls their leader martin schultz made a final push to sway voters at an energetic rally in in germany's west on the eve of the rally schultz urged germans not to vote for the populist alternative for germany party nine by its german initials a f t only founded four years ago the f.t. has a last minute boost in the polls it could end up being the third largest party in the bundestag which would be the first time a nationalist party has that in germany's post-war parliament. i find it very worrying in light of germany's history i find it terrible. speculation.
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and all the other angela merkel is confident of winning the actual make up of the government remains why don't you. well sunday is the big day here in germany and people are counting down the hours until they can cast their ballots as we've seen the parties have been doing some last minute campaigning and now we have jared reed with us here in the studio to talk about their get out the vote efforts one of these parties doing to fire their voters up well it is really crunch time now and i guess the big focus that the parties have been trying to do over the last week is winning over the undecided voters on the one hand but on the other hand weeding over those who are threatening to stay harm and we know from polls to who are predicting that the voter turnout this time is predicted to be a bit lower so going to take a little bit of a look at the major party starting off with the cd you're as we know that they are they head in the polls that doesn't really mean that much if you can't get your
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supporters to the ballot box so let's see how they doing that they're doing that with a little bit of celebrity help people like music icon heino anneli olympic gold medalist francis given i'm sick pricing miracle for not wavering when it comes to making big decisions but it's also the party's taking efforts all slide literally knocking on doors to get reluctant or undecided voters to the polls the c.p.u. is hoping that technology will give it an advantage there's an app for its volunteers which help target neighborhoods with potential supporters now matt on the other hand germany's second biggest party the s.p.d. he's in a little bit of trouble so you can yes you could say that can social media help they will this is another campaign that the s.p.d. has got underway with its it's a video game basically of volunteer earning points by accomplishing s.p.d. friendly tasks around it's part of the parties seventy two hours campaign ahead of
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tomorrow and read its pokémon go. there is another initiative that it's going on that i think we should talk about it's a hash tag initiative targeting women that's right i didn't know this until this week but apparently in every election in june. since nine hundred fifty three more men than women have turned out to the polls and that's you know a bit surprising because there are about two million more women in germany then there are men so there's a new campaign which is trying to change all of that it's called joe woman as opposed to germany it was launched by twenty three german magazines with a combined readership of more than twenty million each of those magazines has content specifically targeted today readers with a mix of celebrity news fashion and activism to try and get more women out to the polls now the editor in chief of germany's glamour magazine has told us why she got behind joe woman a let's listen to what she had to say that it meant. the big will
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have. to have it this confederate finding that it was too known from. the toilets and that's what we're going to hear that she can have a tone. about doesn't pianist now so i met the women voting could be a big factor in this election and we've got more avast and of course all the election coverage on our website which is d w dot com we sure do we'll see if all those efforts bore fruit tomorrow thanks very much for joining us to read. so as this campaign is drawing to a close ahead of sunday's election you can join our conversation online you can get all kinds of coverage on our website that is w dot com of course and we also have plenty of content on our facebook page on our various twitter feeds just look out for our hash tag it is germany decide. please you know don't hesitate to get
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involved and do tell us what you think he would love to know what. another earthquake has struck mexico the tremors were centered in the region of the haka in the southeast of the country they were also felt in mexico city seismic alarms rang out across the capital sending residents and office workers out onto the streets rescue workers suspended their search through buildings destroyed by the larger quake that rocked the country earlier this week now the official death toll from thursday's disaster now stands at least two hundred ninety five. has visited some of the communities just south of mexico city residents are still dealing with the aftermath. this is. a small village about one hundred kilometers southeast from mexico city the church here had to close its doors after
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the earthquake most houses are built with breaks made of matter and straw known as adult this make them specially vulnerable. knots of houses made of adobe have collapsed apparently were exactly on the earthquake fault line most houses here all wooden made of adobe. that is yes house was also completely destroyed she knows it will have to be torn down except to do that this is a huge loss for us emotionally too but now are even more united more than ever. her neighbor got him out the eunice is still trying to salvage things of value from the rubble. to just have a roof may have these big dried leaves we brought down from the mountains. so when they finally got a tiled roof that was a huge improvement for our parents. and. the
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devastated house is much more than a loss for him. this is their work not only my parents' work but also my grandparents thank god we're at least alive. his daughter sania was born and grew up in this house. i was born here i lived in my childhood i have beautiful memories. now she'll have to help her father rebuild it government help has barely arrived in the perry ferry of mexico city the main help here comes from civilians. among those arriving to help our students and teaching staff from universities and schools in other towns and cities look at it then you know as good as we didn't want to stand around doing nothing we were planning to go to mexico city but then we noticed the villages in the countryside were much more in need of our help so here we are. this village has never witnessed such destruction but people here were lucky they have been spared that they suffered in mexican capital
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. and here everyone hopes to have a home again. very soon after hurricane maria robbers' puerto rico earlier this week the island is now facing a possible new disaster officials are scrambling to evacuate tens of thousands of people from near a dam in the country's west experts say it's buckling under the strain of the rainwater brought on by the hurricane and could collapse at any time runoff from the nearly one hundred year old wow talk a dam had already failed causing flash flooding officials fear residents may not hear the warnings because communications are down. or parliamentary elections in new zealand have resulted in a hung parliament the ruling national party took the largest share of the votes with just over forty six percent but incumbent prime minister bill english must now hold talks with the small new zealand first party to form
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a coalition government if those talks fail his main rival just into an order that could become prime minister in a coalition with her labor party the zealand first and the green. iran claims it has successfully tested a new medium range missile it's not clear exactly when that launch took place but the announcement came just days after u.s. president donald trump sharply criticized iran's government and threatened to demand changes to the international agreements on iran's nuclear program. with iran claims its latest medium range ballistic missile can carry several warheads as far as two thousand kilometers state t.v. showed footage of the launch from an unspecified location within iran. a day earlier the new missile was the star attraction at a military parade in the capital tehran a defiant president rouhani insists iran does not need permission to develop its
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missile program. whether the western powers want it or not iran will defend the world's innocence we will increase our defense power in any form we deem necessary as well as upgrading the missile systems we will also strengthen naval ground and air forces. u.s. president donald trump has already threatened to pull out of the existing u.n. agreement limiting iran's nuclear program but earlier this week at the u.n. trump delivered a scathing criticism of iran. iran says its rockets are not designed to carry nuclear weapons but the challenge is their trump will announce next month whether the u.s. is pulling out of the iran nuclear deal. to sports and saturday's been just like action where hoffenheim took care of business against show nineteen year old dennis geiger opened the scoring early with his first ever understood goal and then in
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time added onlookers rip finished off the game to nil was the win for hoffenheim to put some top of the table at least for the moment now here are some more results from match day six there's a hoffenheim when leipzig down frankfurt mights snuck past here to both short dark outscore and brain in fribourg and it without goals on friday biron involved or split the points will see one highlights of that just a moment this evening dortmund are playing even as we speak on sunday hanover clash with cologne and leverkusen face hamburg so yeah as we just mentioned byron munich dropped points on friday here's how it went down by or were hosting a low level sport everything seemed to be going just right for them or you robin shot was to let it into the net net to make it to nil but poor goalkeeping what you'll see right here. holes were back into the match now that's plus a beautiful header from danielle to davi bang goal in the eighty second minute met the wolves captured a stunning two two draw. all right here's just
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a reminder of our top story we've been following for you this hour germany is heading to the polls on sunday to elect a new parliament and america is tipped to win a fourth term as chancellor but the populist alternative for germany party is expected to enter the bundestag for the first time. that's you news wrap to join us again at the top of the hour in the meantime if you want more news right now go to our website www dot com lots of election coverage there remember that thanks for watching. on freedom and home. where i come from the region is rich in history style and talent but so poor in education.


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