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welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is duncan golestani. our top stories: president erdogan says the work begins immediately to fulfill his campaign pledges, after he wins the closely fought election. is working in bangladeshi refugee camps —— the devastating legacy of sexual violence in the rohingya refugee camps of bangladesh. president macron insists eu leaders have all ruled out forcing refugees back to where they may face persecution. and an historic win for england puts them through to the last 16 of the world cup. recep tayyip erdogan,
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has pledged to start work to fulfil his campaign promises, after claiming victory in both the presidential and parliamentary elections. his ak party is set for an overall majority in the parliament but has -- his majority in the parliament but has —— his main challenger said it was inafair —— his main challenger said it was in a fair race. translation: starting from tomorrow we will begin working to fulfil pledges. to a large extent we have completed our preparations regarding the new system. turkey made its decision in favour of fighting decisively against all terrorist organisations. at the same time, these results show we will continue to liberate syrian lans and open the way for our guest and in oui’ open the way for our guest and in our country to return home safely.
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his supporters say they vote for continuity, but fear the new powers he will assume as president are a threat to democracy. translation: he will assume as president are a threat to democracy. translatiosz means everything to us. turkey would have been lost without him. it would have been lost without him. it would have ceased to exist. translation: because i am happy with them, i trust them and believe stability should continue. in 1922, we built the republic. by now, after 100 years nearly, we lost our democratic culture. with me is onur erem, journalist with the bbc‘s turkish—language service. could do happy in the studio. just a moment ago we were hearing from president recep tayyip erdogan at his victory speech, we are now getting the sense of his priorities. he gave the promise of more investment, more economic growth and
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in his speech he remarked again, apart from this he also stressed that he will continue what he calls the war against terror, referring to the war against terror, referring to the pkk. it is worth reminding that he now has a lot of concentrated power because of those constitutional changes that he pushed through last year. yes, it was a critical referendum last year that was passed with 1% difference. this referendum, these changes gave him a big power as an executive president. so he will be the first president to use these powers and he will carry the country to 2033, which is the centenary of the turkish republic. we have heard a brief interview with an opposition supporter, this was a tighter race
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than expected to. the opposition party is not just than expected to. the opposition party is notjust going to slink off into the shadows. they are going to make this tough for him, as tough as they can. yes, with a parliamentary election, the government, its majority in the parliament. so they will need co—operation with some of the opposition parties. but there is one party, a nationalist party, backing them in the parliament and the rest of the opposition parties, they will be caught breaking for next yea r‘s they will be caught breaking for next year's local elections. let's talk about the kurdish, the main party got over that 10% threshold to enter parliament, how significant is that? is very significant, especially for the number of seats that they won in the parliament. if they got under 10% their seats be allocated to ak party. but now the kurdish party got around 60 seats in
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the parliament and they will be represented in the parliament began the. —— again. represented in the parliament began the. -- again. and the main contender to the president has been making noises about the voting accounting not being fair, does that seem to be dying down now? yes. he accepted the results. at the beginning he was a posting how another agency was giving the results, showing recep tayyip erdogan much higher than he had four votes. at this is a tradition that they had in the past elections too. he starts every election around 60% but in the late hour it drops around 50% and the same happened again in this election and in the end the opposition accepted the result. and he is expected to make a press conference today at 12 o'clock in turkey. something to keep an eye out
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for. thank you so much for coming back in. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. french police have arrested ten people with links to radical far—right groups over an alleged plot to attack muslims. the authorities say the group was ready to hit muslim targets, in revenge for islamist—linked attacks. surveillance operations mounted by the french intelligence agency indicated that the gang was trying to obtain arms, while grenades and explosive material were found during police raids. police in central nigeria say at least 86 people are now confirmed dead in violence between farmers and nomadic cattle herders. the latest clashes began in the barikin lardee area on thursday when a group of herders was attacked, prompting retaliatory killings on saturday. the violence been going on since april. there were reports of sexual sort by
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the burmese military in the rohingya migration crisis. glen johnson the burmese military in the rohingya migration crisis. glenjohnson has been to the refugee camps to examine the legacy of sexual violence. she's only a week old. she doesn't even have a name yet. but the joy of her precious new life is tinged by the long shadow of what her mother endured. the worst cruelty inflicted on the most vulnerable people. translation: the soldiers caught me before i could run away. they raped me and then that night, i was raped again. they did it again the next morning, and that afternoon.
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she told us she escaped but was recaptured and raped many more times. eventually, she was helped across the border. then she discovered she was pregnant. she faced the toughest of dilemmas, and all this atjust 17 years old. translation: to have an abortion would have been a sin, so would giving my baby away. they committed a sin. i didn't do anything wrong. her grandparents are the only family she has left. her parents are missing, presumed dead. amongst hundreds of thousands of refugees, aid workers prepare for a wave of unwanted babies, but so far, the numbers have been low. the biggest fear is that these children will grow up with a stigma attached to them.
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we know that any child born at this time of year is at risk of that stigma. so we're working extremely hard to build in a safety support system for these children so they can grow up with the best possible chance. so many have been marked by sexual violence. all these women have stories of rape and beatings, husbands and children killed. this woman became pregnant, but miscarried. she told me she wanted the baby because her two sons had been murdered. of course, it's difficult for us to check these accounts, but so many of them are so similar. there are two big unknowns here. the first is just how many people are we talking about? it's hard to be precise about the number of women who were raped, the numbers who may have had abortions, and the number of children who've been born in this situation and may have been given up. and the other big question isjustice. will there actually be any sort of investigation?
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will there ever be accountability for these crimes? the trauma touches so many lives, and its impact is long—lasting. translation: how could they do such a thing to me? if this didn't happen, i would have got married and lived a normal life, but when i see my baby, i just feel love for her. dan johnson, bbc news, in the balukhali refugee camp. war veterans have gathered in the south korean capital, seoul, to mark the 68th anniversary of the beginning of the korean war. it comes during a sharp improvement in relations between north and south korea, following years of tension. i asked our correspondent in seoul, sophie long, what the country's prime minister is expected to tell the veterans. he used a speech on this day last year, the 67th anniversary
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of the korean war, to urge north korea to abandon its nuclear missile development programmes and come out on the path to denuclearisation. an indication ofjust how things may have changed, i use the word may because there is still deep scepticism among some here in south korea aboutjust how far the recent warming in relations can take them, but while the prime minister is speaking in seoul, we also know that there are military talks taking place between north and south korea on the korean border to fully re—establish communication lines. and over the weekend of course, we have heard other news, small significant steps towards denuclearisation. we had that pentagon announcement that two more joint military exercises that are normally held here in south korea will be postponed indefinitely, and we also heard about the reunion of divided families, families that have been divided for many decades since the korean war began. so small but significant steps towards building trust between the two sides. it has been a very fast moving six months, it was on the first of january that the north korean leader held out an olive branch towards the south after tensions had reached their highest point in many years. since then, we have had the meeting at the border in panmunjom and at that summit,
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they both pledged that they would turn the armistice agreement that would turn the end of the fighting of the korean war, turn that into a peace treaty. that is certainly a pledge that has been made between the two korean leaders, hopes that soon it will be even further towards the path towards peace. today, we are expecting the prime minister of south korea to give a speech to crowds here in seoul. last year on this day, he urged north korea to stop its development of missile and nuclear programmes and come out on the path to denuclearisation. what a difference a year makes. we are told this year the title of his speech will be peace and prosperity on the korean peninsular. it's been a remarkable three months. it's the first of january that the north korean leader came out and offered an olive branch to south korea and since then, a number of summits. the leaders met in april and they pledged to turn the armistice agreement into a peace treaty which would bring that war to a close. some people think that is a little ambitious but we have had that historic summit since between the president stay with us here on bbc news.
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still to come: all the goals from a record breaking day at the world cup, as england scores six and colombia bag three. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade center armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim on certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner". chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that on 8june, god told him to plead guilty, and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly
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to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which for 29 years has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: press to the widespread allegations of rape by the burmese, there are warnings thousands of babies may be given up for adoption. nearly 50 people are still being treated in hospital after an explosion at an election rally in zimbabwe on saturday held by president emmerson mnangagwa. he says it was an attempt to kill him, but he was unhurt. he also says the blast will not stop
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elections from going ahead, as planned, next month. the bbc‘s shingai nyoka reports from the capital harare. president emmerson mnangagwa revelling in the moment. then this happened. explosion screaming the medical services were unprepared. acts of terror of this nature are foreign to zimbabwe and so far, it had been one of the most peaceful election seasons in recent memory. the blast has shattered the veneer of peace. since president mnangagwa took power with the military‘s helps last november, he'd been determined to show he could bring stability but this attack happened in an area restricted to his inner circle. he downplayed its significance. this is not the first attempt on my life. it doesn't, to me, slow me. and the show goes on. vice—president constantino chiwenga headlining a rally in the capital as his wife nursed injuries from the attack at home. the act of terrorism which happened
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in bulawayo is nothing. it does not deter anyone. but if colleagues running for the harmonised elections on the 30th ofjuly are afraid and are scared, then we will give them security. this is a show of defiance after saturday's unprecedented attack. the first rally since then. and the leaders have said that the campaigns will not stop and thejuly 30th elections will go ahead but here on the ground, there is heightened security. keeping a watchful eye, security officers. while on the ground, a heavy police presence. sniffer dogs also patrolled, hunting for explosives. i'm not fearing anything. that's why i came here today. and we will continue going to everywhere. we are praying that it doesn't happen again. we are hoping that those enemies will leave zimbabwe forthwith. with no clear motive for the attack, suspicion is rife about who those enemies are. while the leadership has promised to deliver a new and peaceful zimbabwe, it appears there is unfinished business with their adversaries.
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shingai nyoka, bbc news, harare. the leaders of 16 eu countries have held an informal meeting in brussels to discuss migration. italy's new populist government welcomed the outcome of the meeting. italy wants other countries to be encouraged to accept more migrants. the issue is expected to be discussed again at a full eu summit on thursday. andrew plant reports. on board the rescue ship the lifeline carrying more than 200 migrants, this footage shows maltese armed forces handing over supplies, but malta and italy have refused to let the ship dock, saying they shoulder an unfair share of the burden. eu leaders met in brussels on sunday. the french president, emmanuel macron, has angered italy by saying the peak of the problem has passed from a high of more than a million in 2015. italy's deputy leader, luigi di maio, called him arrogant and said perhaps france should take more migrants. and angela merkel is under pressure too to change her liberal approach to migration.
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translation: we all agree that we want to reduce illegal migration. it cannot be the case that only some countries deal with it. everybody is responsible for everything. wherever possible, we want european—wide solutions. migrants often leave via the coast of libya, heading for malta, italy or spain. eu rules say there must claim asylum where they arrive, but many say it is not working. we are in a situation if we don't take decisions in the coming days, the situation will escalate. what i heard today, what i think we converged on today, is a signal that there is probably a willingness to go
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for some operational changes. even if all member states can't agree on a new way to relocate migrants throughout the bloc, smaller deals could be done. a full summit is scheduled for thursday, with pressure growing and officials warning that a new surge of migration could trigger the collapse of free travel within the eu. andrew plant, bbc news. football now. england fans are beginning to get excited about their team's chances in the world cup in russia. they beat panama 6—1 in their second group game on sunday, their biggest ever victory in the finals of the tournament. elsewhere, colombia beat poland and japan drew with senegal. the bbc‘s tim allman watched all the action. for england fans, the world cup is often more an ordeal than a pleasure. so many expectations, usually followed by so many disappointments. but england being england, they neverfail to dream big. it's absolutely unprecedented.
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they've never done anything like this before and it's almost like all the karma since 1966 is coming back to bring it home for england! come on, england! england won 6—1, the biggest ever win in the world cup, football's coming home, england are going to win the world cup, what else is there to say? well, let's talk about this match against panama for a moenet. england taking an early lead with a header from john stones. not long after, they got a penalty. harry kane with an object lesson on how to convert them. thenjesse lingard scored an absolute peach 10 minutes before half—time. the goals kept coming. another one for stones from a cleverly worked set piece and two more for kane, making him the first england player to score a world cup hat—trick since 1986. in group h, japan took on senegal, sadio mane giving the senegalese an early lead thanks in no small
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part to the japanese goalkeeper. but soon it was 1—1, takashi inui getting the equaliser. senegal went ahead in the second half, but substitute keisuke honda claimed a point late on. in the group's other game, columbia got their world cup going with a comfortable win over poland. yerry mina got the first and then radamel falcao scored a second, his first ever world cup finals goal. the final score, 3—0. for the poles, their ordeal is over. tim allman, bbc news. and to keep up to date with what's going on in the world cup, go to the bbc sport website. everything you need is there. team news, interviews, results, and fixtures building up to the final on july the 15th.
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if ladies cranes, an african cricket team, has been pushing success. we describe ourselves as african champions. i cannot play cricket alone. without them, i would not be here. the t20 african qualifiers was
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a great achievement for uganda it brought confidence. in the champions of africa changed everything because most of the people believed we would beat zimbabwe in the finals. —— being the champions. one of the biggest challenges so far in myjob asa biggest challenges so far in myjob as a cricket coach is to help my tea m as a cricket coach is to help my team trained together. some of them are in school, some of them are working. but we are managing. are in school, some of them are working. but we are managinglj think we work out according to the timetable at school. you just have to balance the books. to come and play some games on the weekend, the
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journey is very long. it takes like 2-3 journey is very long. it takes like 2—3 hours. we play, and of course, we get tired. so the teammates help us we get tired. so the teammates help us to stay the night and leave the following morning. i am 22. some people are bigger than me in the team. at first i was nervous. they helped me. that is how i managed to helped me. that is how i managed to help in the team. we love each other, more than blood sisters. help in the team. we love each other, more than blood sistersm isa other, more than blood sistersm is a family, and it is a key for success so is a family, and it is a key for success so bring it is so emotional. anything can put them off, yeah? the only thing i tell them is that if something is wrong, just tell me or tell the manager or tell the coach, we will sort it out. the top story. president erdogan has
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been elected to a second term as president of turkey with nearly 52% of the votes. his party is set for an overall majority in parliament. that is the way it is looking. uk get in touch with me on twitter. thank you for your company. —— you can get in touch with me. hello. if you like your days sunny and your sunsets spectacular, this is the week for you. a summery week ahead. blue skies yesterday, almost uk wide. this is the scene in oban. more of that to come this week. the sun will be a strong overhead, and for some of you, it will be pretty hot too. fluctuations in temperatures throughout the week. but essentially, high pressure has built in. if your garden is looking parched at the moment, that high pressure system will be with us all week long and it means it will be dry.
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but also, the high pressure is starting with dry air in it. the air is circulating around it throughout the week and with dry ground underneath, blue skies overhead, warms up steadily day by day. a difference in wind direction means a slight change in temperature from one day to the next. single figures in the countryside and suburbs. bit of warmth held by the buildings in the city centres and sunshine overhead is quickly building on monday. bit more cloud into the afternoon compared to sunday compared to the hebrides, the highlands, the islands. here, temperatures into the mid—teens, with blue skies elsewhere. sunny spells. blue skies elsewhere. temperatures, 26. perhaps our first 30 of the week in and around the london area. ending the day with lots of heat, a lovely sunset. still some cloud through the night and into the far north. the heat is draining away for tuesday morning. the air, dry. the night, still fresh enough. temperatures in the city centres in the teens into tuesday morning. in the countryside, back down into single figures and the big difference with tuesday, a breeze in the west bringing more cloud to ireland and western scotland. then outside chance of a shower. very, very limited. vast majority will be dry.
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sunnier in the far north of scotland. we have more cloud. to eastern coastal counties, the threat of sea fog patches. temperatures down on monday's values. into wednesday, we will see the heat build yet again across western areas this time. the deeper red on the cart. temperatures could push 30 degrees. certainly the high 20s. there will be more of an easterly breeze on wednesday towards the eastern coast. refreshingly cool, if you have somewhere to escape the heat should you need it. by night, temperatures will hover around the teens. luckily the air is dry and not desperately humid so we're not going to see the exceptionally high overnight temperatures. sheffield, a good example there. we continue with the heat throughout the day. lots of sunshine. maybe cooling off in scotland and northern ireland towards the weekend. bye for now.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: the electoral authorities in turkey say recep tayyip erdogan has won a second term as president. with nearly all the votes counted, mr erdogan has secured nearly 53%, avoiding the need for a second round run—off. his ak party was also set for an overall majority in parliament. the french president emmanuel macron, has said an informal eu summit on migration rejected solutions that don't fit what he called european values. he said the sixteen leaders had ruled out forcing refugees back to countries where they might face persecution. england have reached the last 16 of the world cup after thrashing panama 6—1 — captain harry kane scored a hat trick. colombia also won on sunday. japan and senegal drew. the final group games start on monday. now on bbc news, it's hardtalk.
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