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we have stories from we have stories from around we have stories from around the we have stories from around the world. donald trump responds threatening severe consequences. in toronto investigators are trying to figure out why a gunman opened fire on pedestrians on a city street and we will be asking why canada is seeing an increase in file and gun attacks. the british government has made its case for brexit —— violent gun attacks. in germany we will find out why the resignation of one of their top follows has kicked off a major row over racism and we will also be talking about this, the first new treatment for malaria in decades. we will start with a tweak, from donald trump. the iranian foreign minister has
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responded saying that they are not impressed. donald trump said on twitter, in response to this president rouhani at the weekend. translation: did not play with the line ‘s president rouhani has said peace with iran is the mother of all peace and the white house has defended donald trump's response, this is his press secretary. the president is
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responding to iran and he will not allow them to continue to make threats against america and if anybody is inciting anything, look no further than iran. the haas the won —— the harsh words have been building between iran and america since america were pulled out of the iranian deal by president trump in may. mike pompeo says he would like country to stop importing iranian oil. iran is run by something more like the mafia than a government and the regime's revolutionary goals and willingness to produce violent acts have not produced anything like a moderate person. a foreign ministry spokesman described the statement as
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groundless. news agency reports, a foreign minister spokesperson has described mr pompeo's statements as groundless and hypocritical. the us secretary of state also announced an intensified american propaganda campaign with the message: the us stands with the iranian people. here's how that was recieved in tehran. if western leaders think they can impose their politics is not useful and creates chaos. it has been 40 years since the last revolution and we are still paying the price. do they want another revolution? as for mr trump's tweet. one senior commander from the iranian revolutionary guard says the tweet is "psychological wa rfa re" i asked our correspondent about the tweet. it looks as if the comments
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from president rouhani may have spurred that particularly bellicose tweet from the president, all in capital tweet from the president, all in ca pital letters tweet from the president, all in capital letters of course. but there has been a rumbling over the last few month since america decided to pull out of the nuclear agreement. there are some sanctions due to come into place in august and of course america putting pressure on others not to take iranian oil. a lot of these things are coming together to create, i mean it was always a bad atmosphere. it has got a lot worse. we have a tweet from a democrat
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saying don't be distracted by all. but russia did attack our elections to help donald trump. that is an all caps to help donald trump. that is an all ca ps worthy to help donald trump. that is an all caps worthy problem. another tweet, donald trump uses twitter tantrums to step on big investigations into russia. gary, how much is this a diversery tactic? that is part of speculation, because there is not really a very clear strategy at the moment from the white house on what it plans to do about iran. there is no plan b. they have no alternative to the nuclear deal and claim they're talking to their allies, many who are in europe and believe the deal is still operative and iran is complying with the deal. but
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there has not been a great deal of progress. but there has been a lot of pressure around the sanctions issue and that is why people are thinking you know that perhaps this is going to get worse before it gets better. of course, when youlike look at the past week and the problems after the summit with vladimir putin. it is naturalfor after the summit with vladimir putin. it is natural for people to think he would like to turn to another issue. dramatic footage has emerged, which captures the moment a gunman opened fire on a busy street in toronto. it happened on sunday, and at least two people are dead. the attack took place in toronto. a gunman shot fourteen people in the greektown district, killing a 10—year—old girl and an 18—year—old woman. the gunman himself died a little way from the scene — police aren't sure whether he was shot by an officer or whether he died from a self—inflicted wound.
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officials are still trying to establish the motive and have not identified the suspect. canada's prime minister tweeted that the attack was ‘a terrible tragedy‘ and pledged support for the people of toronto. here's the city's mayor, john tory. you have heard me ask why anybody would need to buy ten or 20 guns, which they can do under the present laws. that leads to another question — why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all? i know even answering that question won't fully eliminate tragedies like this, but if we can prevent one, then in my view it is a discussion worth having and having very soon. there have been more than 200 shootings in toronto this year and at least 26 deaths — some of the victims of the latest shooting
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are still in critical condition. this journalist says the rise in gun crime could be linked to gang activity. we have seen this sort of thing before, a spike in gang violence and the mayor and the chief of police have said this is a very different scenario. unclear exactly what the motive is at this point. i spoke to the bbc‘s rylee carlson about the attack and toronto's recent spike in gun violence. it isa it is a shock to this area. this is quite a safe part of the city, a residential part of the city, not a pa rt residential part of the city, not a part that people would conflate with having issues with gun violence. so that also was quite a shock and added to the shock of what happened. on gun violence, how much of a problem does canada have. canada has been seeing an up take in gun
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crimes. that is something that trudeau's government has been looking at. they ran on the a platform of gun restriction. in toronto there has been more than 200 shootings this year and that is a shock. of that 29, including the two fatalities overnight, 29 people have been killed. that is quite a lot for canada. mass shootings like this, lots of gun violence, is not something people are used to seeing. pa rt something people are used to seeing. part of dealing with this is a new programme that the toronto police have rolled out and rolled out on friday night of putting 200 more police officers on the streets. it didn't stop the shooting, but the police chief say it may have helped them respond quicker. they still have victims, so he said that can't be called a success either. how difficult is it to get a weapon in canada? it is not as easy as it is in the united states, but not as
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difficult as it is in europe or the uk. it is somewhere in between. everybody who wants to have a gun has to have a licence and you have to ta ke has to have a licence and you have to take a course and pass a safety test and get to apply for the licence. when you apply, there is a background check that is done. you have to give references, including tell them whether you have had any recent separations. so they need to know if you have split up with somebody? yes, they ask you for that information whether you gone through a divorce or had a big break up. of course, that can be a determinant in whether people get a gun. so they go through these things. if you pass these things, you get a licence for a firearm. if you hand a hand gun like the one used in this crime or an automatic, there are stricter background checks and longer courses, more safety tests that you have to take. but as we were talk about the government has tried to bring in tougher gun control laws. even stricter background checks and
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checks on whether you have had mental health issues, making hand guns even harder to get and making automatic weapons harder to get. that legislation was brought in in march, that is still been the house of commons and has not been passed into law. but it is something they're working towards. thank you. stay with us on outside source — still to come... after being hit by a record five billion dollarfine by the eu we'll find out how google is doing, on wall street. british waste sent overseas for recycling could end upjust being buried as landfill. that's the concern of the the national audit office, which has published a report saying the uk is simply creating the illusion of success — and must do more to make sure recycling has actually taking place. our environment analyst roger harrabin reports. 11 million tonnes, the estimate of
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waste created by uk homes and businesses last year. the uk has ambitious targets for recycle, but the audit office said they have sent material abroad. much goes to developing countries less able to handle it than the uk, the report says. it wants the exports more tightly governed. the government said the new waste strategy will ensure that things prepared to be recycled really do get recycled. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the united states has threatened iran with "dire consequences". it comes after tehran said any conflict between the two countries would be "the mother of all wars". other stories from
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the bbc world service. bulldozers have begun demolishing the homes of more than thirty thousand people in kibera, a giant slum in the kenyan capital nairobi. some residents say they were caught unaware by the demolition which began at around dawn, so they were unable to retrieve their belongings. the government says the structures were illegal and had to be cleared to allow the construction of a new road. bbc swahili. government forces in somalia have retaken a military base in the south of the country which had been earlier captured by al—shabab fighters. six government soldiers and dozens of al—shabab fighters are said to have been killed in the battle for the base, near the port of kismayo. this story on our website is drawing a lot of traffic. people at the beach in russia were treated to the sight of a waterspout, this footage was captured at a resort on the black sea. waterspouts are whirling columns of air and mist. they're relatively rare, although it's actually the second time in a week that one's been spotted in the same area. britain's new foreign secretary
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has warned that eu negotiators risk britain leaving the eu with no deal ‘by accident‘. jeremy hunt travelled to berlin today to meet his german opposite number, after the uk warned it was stepping up preparations for leaving the eu without an agreement. that's despite the fact they're still attempting to negotiate a deal with brussels. here's the foreign secretary speaking earlier. without a real change in approach from the eu negotiators, we do now face a real risk of no—deal by accident. and that will be incredibly challenging economically. britain would find that challenging. but in the end we would find a way not just to survive, but in the end we would find a way notjust to survive, but but in the end we would find a way not just to survive, but to thrive economically. but my real concern is
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that it would change british public attitudes to europe for a generation. after the meeting secretary hunt tweeted he had had an ‘excellent discussion with german foreign minister about the unintended consequences of no deal. only person rejoicing would be putin...'. however, as damien mcguinness explains, his time might be better spent talking to the eu chief negotatior, michel barnier. germany plays a crucial role here because it is the largest economy in europe, the most powerful country politically as well within the eu 27. but i think there is a danger sometimes that london overestimates the influence that germany would have on the brexit negotiations themselves. while all eu 27 member states, including germany will of course vote on the final deal, so far, whenever you ask german ministers about their stance on brexit, if they simply say, talk to barnier, because it is the eu commission which has been given
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a mandate by the eu 27 to negotiate and so far we have seen complete unity behind brussels. interestingly there is also unity within germany on that stance because across—the—board, politically speaking everybody supports that stance here in the german government. while jermey hunt was in germany, theresa may stayed in the uk, holding an event in the town of gateshead, in northern england, to explain her government's plan to leave the eu. she was asked by a member of the public whether the government was planning for a deal or no deal, here's her answer. well, there are several things i like, i like walking. i want iwanta i want a good dealfor the united kingdom. we're going into a negotiation and making sure we are prepared for no deal and government is stepping up its preparation for no deal, because it only makes sense to be prepared for all contingencies. but i'm working to get a deal that parliament will support, because they will see it is a good dealfor the uk. the uk government
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is about to go on summer recess and there are still a number of issues the uk and eu have yet to agree on, which puts the whole deal at risk. this was the moment back in march when the draft brexit agreement was presented to the public, with all agreed parts highlighted green. david davis, on the left there, has since resigned as brexit secretary. in this draft, the rights of eu citizens in the uk had been secured. however, in the eu ‘brexit preparedness' paperfrom last week, the eu said without a deal: "there would be no specific arrangement in place for eu citizens in the uk, orfor uk citizens in the eu". over the weekend the uk's new brexit secretary, dominic raab, told the daily telegraph that the £39 billion brexit payment the uk has agreed to pay the eu, would not be paid if no deal was reached. and as laura kuenssberg explains, time is running out. this place pack s up officially
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tomorrow. but the outline of brexit deal is meant to be done in 12 weeks' time. while the rhetoric is getting hotter, there is still no guarantee that the eu and then parliament can agree. that will matter not just to parliament can agree. that will matter notjust to the cabinet‘s future but to all of ours. alphabet, the parent company of google, has reported strong results for the second quarter. last week the european union hit the firm with a huge fine last week over the way it uses its android mobile operating system. kim gittleson in new york. how do these results compare to expectations? it's quite a positive earnings report for alphabet. both revenue and profits were up. even despite
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that fine. shares are up nearly 5% after trading. what effect did have fine have on the results, $5 billion. google, alphabet said they will appeal the fine. but they have enough cash to cover this. that is because their advertising business has been doing well. that is partly because of the result of a different european union regulation, the data protection rules that came into effect this year. it seems it has helped google's bottom line, because it was better positioned to cope with those regulations and that is one thing that may have been driving the better than expected figures. we have seen a lot of eu data regulation and scrutiny regarding the way tech companies are operating, how much concern this within these companies about all this? you know, so far they have
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been able to withstand the criticism, mostly because the regulations haven't been able to impact the companies' bottom line. they're well and they're welling to withstand a git of government scrutiny, as long as their business model holds up. the question is what happens if governments around the world, the united states has been investigating whether google handles users' privacy in the way they would like. if the regulations can reshape the business model, that might be something that would give investors pause. but for now they're doing well and this nothing stopping them. we are in a race trying to figure out whether it is app alphabet, amazon or apple that will be the first trillion dollar business on the stock exchange. thank you. the leading electric car—maker tesla is asking suppliers for money back as it tries to stay on the road to profitability. it's last set of numbers showed a record loss of almost $7iom injust three months.
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and shares of the car maker closed down almost three and a half percent in new york. jim holder is the editorial director of autocar magazine. this is a company that's trying to go from being a curiosity, a relatively small car maker, less than 50,000 cars a year to a mainstream maker making half a million a year. really, this is trying to work out whether it can reach that critical mass, where it can be profitable and sell enough ca rs can be profitable and sell enough cars to be profitable before it runs out of money. it is almost like a cash back scheme. it is saying to the supplier, give us some money back so we can declare we are profitable sooner and calm the stock market nerves and get ourselves in the position and we can work
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together long—term. tesla changed the industry when it launched model three. it had over half a million deposits laid down and each car maker was scrabbling to make electric cars. if the deposits are withdrawn, because tesla is known to be problems, people have been waiting a long time for the cars. if they're cancelling waiting a long time for the cars. if they‘ re cancelling the waiting a long time for the cars. if they're cancelling the deposits at a quicker rate than the orders are coming, then it starts to unravel. fiat chrysler has a new boss — mike manley. over the weekend it was announced he was taking over from sergio marchionne. here's the view of one analyst on his legacy. he saved fiat and chrysler through taking a strategy that others didn't wa nt to taking a strategy that others didn't want to take. he didn't invest in electrification and technology that others were spending on and focussed
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on turning around the core business of both companies. these are big issues, arguably in the history of the industry. sergio was due to retire, but this has taken place faster than expected. manly has a big target to hit the targets. it has not helped when senior members of management team are also resigning. but manley has been ceo since 2009 and he is very experienced. there is a reasonable chance he can deliver. he took the view, we don't make money on small ca rs view, we don't make money on small cars in the united states or sedans and the consumer wants cross overs in suv. so he short cycled the dodge dart and focussed on the us market. a new drug which can cure the recurring form of malaria has been approved in the united states. tafenoquine is the first drug to get approval for the disease in 60.
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our global health correspondent smitha mundasad reports. malaria, a disease that can cause untold misery and sometimes a disease that can strike again and again and again. that's because in vivax malaria, the most common type of malaria outside sub—saharan africa, the parasite can go to sleep in the liver and re—awake weeks or years later, causing recurring illness. it's a debilitating disease. i've seen young children get infection after infection until they get sicker and eventually succumb to the actual malaria or other diseases that come along at the same time, such as pneumonia or diarrhoea. unlike other treatments, the drug tafenoquine, made by glaxosmithkline, can flush the parasite out of the liver after a single dose. the current treatment that's been around for many decades is a 14—day course and we know in the real world, very few patients actually complete that course and that leaves them exposed to further infection and tafenoquine is effective afterjust a single dose
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and therefore will be much easier for that patient. the hope is that getting rid of the sleeping parasite will not just treat the individual but will ultimately mean fewer and fewer people carry the disease, stopping it spreading onto others. authorities in the united states have said it is effective, but the drug is not without its side—effects. for example, people may need blood tests to check it is safe for them to use. health experts will now need to consider whether to make it available in the countries that need it most. smitha mundasad, bbc news. backin back ina back in a few minutes' time. while we have seen temperatures in the uk close to 30 degrees for the last couple of days, they have been closer to 40 degrees with dangerous heatin closer to 40 degrees with dangerous heat in japan
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closer to 40 degrees with dangerous heat injapan and korea. but further south we have got very active storm systems, about four or five tropical storms in force. one has been around for a week or more and browse flooding to vietnam and thailand and it is heading back we think into this part of world, southern china and into vietnam again. it could give further flooding and landslides. it is very wet and it has been flooding. we have seen flooding in the philippines. another storm is developing in the pacific. but we are concerned about the smallerjapanese but we are concerned about the smaller japanese islands and but we are concerned about the smallerjapanese islands and one storm moved towards beijing. there is more rain to come for eastern china. the heat to the north has been sweltering for korea and much of japan. that is set to stay this week. for seoul it is hot again. little sign of much relief here. the
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monsoon showers look to intensify with a monsoon trough that will enhance the rains this week across northern and central states from the pakistan border through kashmir and other northern states of india. so three to 400 millimetres of rain. that will cause flash flooding and potentially landslides. we have storms in the united states. more moving through the plains. joining forces with this active weather front that will give a wet week in eastern america and canada. we have wild fires in ontario and the heat will build again across the desert areas and we may have gusty northern winds in california. into europe and we here have wild fires burning into
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lapland and sweden with temperatures over 30 degrees in the arctic circle. in scandinavia temperatures are ten degrees above average and the heat is rebuilding. equally there will be some wet weather further east as you saw, a lot of showers around. butjust taking a snapshot at some of the cities, you can see in helsinki, we are pushing 30 degrees. stockholm and oslo and here in london. as for the uk. it is not as hot for the north and west. that is where the most of rain will fall. the hottest weather is in the south—east. more on that in half an hourfor south—east. more on that in half an hour for you. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is outside source. these are our main stories, from around the world... tensions rise between the united states and iran talking about war — donald trump responds, threatening severe consequences. a in toronto, investigators are trying to figure out why a gunman opened fire on pedestrians on a city street, killing two people
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and injuring more than a dozen. in europe, the british government has been making its case for brexit, and talking about what might happen in the event of a no deal with brussels. in germany, the resignation of one of their top footballers has kicked off a major row over racism. we'll also be talking about this — the first new treatment for malaria in decades. french president emmanuel macron is facing the sharpest criticism yet in his i4—month presidency over his handling of this incident we showed you last week on outside source. this is one of the president's bodyguards beating a protester in paris in may. the video was released on wednesday. it went viral. the bodyguard, alexandre benalla, was sacked by mr macron on friday. it's also led to a shake—up of the president's office. but no details have been
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given on what that means. and, as this article in left—leaning liberation noted, even though three investigations are now under way — judicial, paliamentary, and administrative — the presidential palace still believes it's not a story for mr macron to comment on. that silence is fueling criticism he is out of touch with ordinary people. the country's interior minsister gerard collomb also got a grilling today over the scandal. he gave his version of events to lawmakers in paris, where he appeared to deflect blame. translation: mr benalla was not part of the staff placed under my authority. with the office of the president and the police prefecture having all necessary information to take action, i considered that the facts that were flagged were being dealt with at the appropriate level. so i did not get involved further in this issue. we've now heard from the bodyguard. he says his acts are being exploited for "media and political ends". his lawyers said in a statement, "this personal initiative is obviously being used to tarnish the president in circumstances that
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defy comprehension." here's bbc correspondent hugh schofield on how much political damage this scandal has inflicted on mr macron. more than you would think, i would say. on the face of it it appears to be a smallish affair, a bodyguard of duty who went and carried out this act of violence against the protest. there was no suggestion that macron knew about it when it happened. but what it reveals, this is the argument at least of the opposition and the media, well, he is not in control of his own operatives, where there are people in positions of high authority who are simply unqualified. this man is 26 years old, he was acting like a senior police officer at a demonstration with no authorisation whatsoever,
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and the suspicion is that he enjoyed some kind of protection from the government and that when this was first known, and it was launched the way after it happened, no one did anything terribly serious to punish this man, he was given a two—week suspension and the technical demotion, but he remained in hisjob as we know. there is the feeling that this illustrates a part or style of the macron presidency which is less brilliant than the rest of it, in other words, a is less brilliant than the rest of it, in otherwords, a man is less brilliant than the rest of it, in other words, a man who is isolated to surround himself with people he thinks he can trust but are not under control. hugh schofield there are speaking to us. to china now, where president xijinping has called for a thorough investigation of a vaccine safety scandal. the pharmaceutical company in question — changsheng biotechnology — is one of the country's major ones. this story actually first came to light over a week ago when the china food and drug administration put out this notice, saying the company had faked production records for rabies vaccines. but then this penalty notice came to light, showing that one of its subsidiaries was being investigated from october 2017 because of the poor quality of a different vaccine.
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the prime minister li keqiang says the scandal has "crossed a moral red line for the people, and we must give the people of the country a clear explanation." here's stephen mcdonell with more. china is any midst of yet another scandal over medicine quality. this time, it is a mass recall of vaccines. a major drug company has been ordered to halt production on certain lines. this is after it was caught falsifying records. the government is struggling to reassure pa rents government is struggling to reassure parents that their children are safe. translation: it has not been that long since the last incident like this, inspection regime is clearly are not working. we have been let down again and again, from milk powder to food safety to this vaccine sandal. it is all unsafe. if this had not been in the press, we would never have found out how poor the inspections are. the
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biotechnology company was fast order to stop making the rabies vaccine. it then said several batches that it outsold the dog were substandard. a criminal prosecution is being prepared. translation: we discovered that the company forced inspection records, these actions are serious violation of the law. -- drug. the chinese president reporting on the vaccine quality meltdown. articles on social media are saying that officials are too soft on the drug companies and they are being censored. meanwhile, families are worried. perhaps, not surprisingly, chinese parents are flooding the hospitals like this one to make sure their children are ok. although, for their children are ok. although, for the moment, it seems like nobody has actually become ill as a result of
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taking these inferior vaccines. they would like to know right now is my child covered for the likes of whooping cough or tetanus. and they are asking for copies of the vaccination records so they can check for themselves. and the company involved has now issued a statement. this is all a long way from china becoming a reliable global exporter of safe vaccines. steven mcdonald, bbc news, beijing. zimbabweans will be voting in exactly a week's time. these are the two frontrunners — emmerson mnangagwa of the ruling zanu—pf and nelson chamisa of the opposition mdc alliance. and it looks like it will be close race. the latest poll says 40% of voters would choose mnangagwa, and 37% chamisa. this election is crucial. it's the first since president robert mugabe was deposed following a military intervention in november.
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that's why a record 23 presidential candidates and 55 parties have signed up. but take a look at this front page of the east african newspaper. the two—column design of the presidential ballot paper has candidates in alphabetical order, and mr mnangagwa appears at the top of the second column. critics say by splitting the ballot in two, it's given mr mnangagwa an unfair advantage. here he is in the capital harare. this was a rally for white farmers. he's been courting white voters. there are about 30,000 white zimbabweans left in the country. they would usually vote for the opposition. that's because of robert mugabe and the zanu—pf party, whose policies forced white farmers from their lands. here's mr mnangagwa. .. i am saying we should cease to talk about who owns the farm in terms of colour. we should cease talking about that. a farmer, a black farmer, a white
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farmer is a zimbabwean farmer. we should look at it that way. former united nations secretary general kofi annan is in zimbabwe to observe the elections. he tweeted: "these will be zimba bwe's most important elections since independence. everyone must act responsibly to avert violence". but the main opposition leader, nelson chamisa, says the country is not ready for free and fair elections. the bbc‘s shingai nyoka reports from harare. zimbabwe's zimba bwe's opposition is zimbabwe's opposition is unhappy. they are protesting on the streets of the capital harare and fear that zimbabwe could be heading for another stolen election. robert mugabe's rule ended last november, but the ms trust his saudi during his 37 years in power still runs
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deep. opinion polls showed opposition candidate nelson chamisa is closing the gap on his main rival, emmerson mnangagwa, but his party, once awash with funding, is struggling to campaign on a shoestring budget. peter is an mdc politician, campaigning for a rural parliamentary seat. he came to harare to print itjust 50 campaign posters. it is that they can afford. international donors, i think they are shedding us, i do not know why. perhaps they think emmerson mnangagwa can bring bread or water to zimbabwe but that is not the case. we went with peter to his rural constituency, an area that was severely affected by violence in previous elections. to meet with those who had paid a heavy price for their loyalty to the mdc. jackson told us the story of those
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terrifying days. i was surprised to see the whole field surrounded by 300. we said we are going to kill you. you thought you were clever. i know some of them. some of them live in this village. then they beat us and they dug sam graves. we had to report that we had finished digging the greats. whilst peter may be able to campaign freely and this election, the absence of violence may not mean the absence of intimidation. this man told us he had been warned. they told me that if you tell the people that they should vote for zanu—pf and if they did not do that, vote for zanu—pf, we will burn the houses of the people and beat them. nelson chamisa
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was not spared. in 2007 he was attacked at harare airport as he was about to board the flight. he has said that little has changed. there isa said that little has changed. there is a false impression of a changed environment. there is a lot of talk. violence? yes, soft violence, technical violence. soft violence, you go into the wrong areas. people are being subjected to abuse. you cannot get food if you do not support zanu—pf. cannot get food if you do not support zanu-pf. this is an election like no other. it is conducted in an environment that appears to have broken from the past. international observers are on the ground. some, for the first time in 16 years. but zimbabwe's for the first time in 16 years. but zimba bwe's credibility rests for the first time in 16 years. but zimbabwe's credibility rests on an outcome that will be accepted by all. this is a wounded nation desperate to move forward and jaeger onjuly 30
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desperate to move forward and jaeger on july 30 to desperate to move forward and jaeger onjuly 30 to take that first step. —— and eager on july onjuly 30 to take that first step. —— and eager onjuly 30. and we will bring you coverage of that election on bbc news. stay with us on outside source — still to come... a resignation from one of germany's top footballers has turned into a major row over racism, we'll bring you up to date with mesut ozil's reasons for quitting and the debate it's kicked off. three men have been arrested after a three—year—old boy was seriously injured in a suspected acid attack in worcester. the child was in his pushchair at a retail park when the incident happened on saturday afternoon. the paramedic who treated the toddler at the scene has spoken exclusively to the bbc. he said the attack was "horrific". from worcester, seema kotecha sent this report. a busy retail park witnessed a rare attack over the weekend. specialist
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tea m attack over the weekend. specialist team spent hours collating evidence after a three—year—old boy was doused in equal rows of substance, while in his pushchair in the home bargains. we met the paramedic cook a. we had no inkling or any reason to suspect that it was an acid attack. we just thought that maybe he had come into contact with some sort of chemical, but to find out afterwards that that was the case, it is shocking. the attack happened in the store behind me. we have been told that the child was with his mother, brother and sister and was treated in the office at the back for what at first seemed to be some sort of allergic reaction. it was not until the police did through cctv footage that they ascertained that the attack was in fact a deliberate. three men were arrested this morning in london in connection to the attack. another man from wolverhampton was arrested yesterday. west mercia police have said the motive is still unclear. we
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are considering all of the options available to us and we are keeping an open mind, but at the moment we think this might be a deliberate attack, and from that perspective we would like to reassure the community that we are working hard to understand the motivation and as a consequence of that we can make sure that we are safeguarding that individual and the wider community. the boy was the star from hospital yesterday, he has burns on his face and arm. officers say the long—term implications of those injuries are not known. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story... the united states has threatened iran with "dire consequences". it comes after tehran said any conflict between the two countries would be "the mother of all wars". the iranian leader called it harsh
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bluster from the white house. protests in southern iraq have entered a third week. they're centred in basra, the city that's known as the hub of the oil industry. people are demanding action over lack of basic services, high unemployment and corruption. power cuts and water shortages are making things worse in the middle of a heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 50 celsius. the bbc‘s monitoring service, which keeps an eye on foreign media, had this earlier from neighbouring kuwait... the kuwaiti government will donate i7 portable generators to iraq to try to ease power shortages. this article from the financial times gives a sense of how its escalated. it says the iraqi government has sent counter—terrorism units which had been fighting isis to police the riots where they're now protecting infrastructure from demonstrators. all this is making the political situation increasingly uncertain. mouna ba is in basra, and she sent this report. for days, they have been taking to
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the streets. hundreds were injured in clashes with the security forces. and several people lost their lives, including this man. —— including one man. we met his family today. what happened? what happened was murdered, we have destroyed this whole family. look, these are his children. he was the first person to be killed by security forces in the protest. and death caused widespread angen protest. and death caused widespread anger, triggering protests and demonstrations in the southern regions of iraq, reaching the capital baghdad. and despite the huge security crackdown against protesters, people here have said they will not stop until the demands
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are met. basra accounts for 80% of the country's oil exports. but parts in iraq have long been neglected. first, by toppled former president saddam hussein, who was sunni, and then by shi'ite led governments. the prime minister's caretaker government has rushed to quell the protests with promises of thousands ofjobs in the oil sector and an urgent allocation of around $3 billion for electricity and water projects. for now, it is hard to predict how events will unfold. but the situation in iraq is that the boiling point as people's patients with what they feel is a remote and corrupt government in baghdad is wearing thin. here's a story you may remember, the assasination that never happened. this is russian dissident journalist arkady babchenko, who was pronounced dead by ukranian
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security forces, after his body was found inside map an apartment here, in ukraine's capital, kiev. he was then unveiled, alive and well, at a press conference 24 hours later. in a bbc investigation, jonah fisher has spoken to all of the key players to find out what really happened in the fake murder plot. two months after he was pronounced dead, this man is still fearfulfor his life. you are wearing a disguise. this was the stage picture of the russian journalist that convinced the world that he had been killed. 20 hours later, to widespread astonishment, he was unveiled alive and well. it had all been an elaborate sting operation by the ukraine security services. for the ukraine security services. for the fake murder, there was, of course, a fake killer.
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they had man used to be an orthodox priest, but tells me he was approached by an old contact and agreed to kill the journalist for $30,000. while pretending to cooperate, they had man was in fact working with ukraine's cookie service, the spu, and recorded the interactions. the spu then decided to fake the murder to try to expose what it suspected was a russian plot to kill dissidents in kiev. on the big night that the journalist lay on the floor smeared in pigs blood. and ambrose was called and he was taken to the mark win away from prying eyes he could at last stop pretending to be dead. —— ambulance. i was draped in
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a sheet like gandhi, smoking and watching the tv news about what a wonderful guy i was. all of this time his wife was having to keep an impossible secret. i envied him because he did not have to talk to anyone. a few hours later, it was all over and the journalist made his remarkable comeback. the operation complete, ukraine's chico the service was quick to label it a success that had saved lives. translation: russia is using illegal methods and trying to kill his opponents on overseas soil to intimidate its opponents. russia said this was not the correct method to adopt and joined a chorus of international disapproval. the ukrainian government have done
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wrong. but fake murder achieve anything? the man who plotted with the sega saturn was arrested and we are told that his mobile phone revealed he had lost of future targets and messages exchanged with a co nta ct targets and messages exchanged with a contact in russia. but there has so far been no smoking gun. confused? well, so far been no smoking gun. confused ? well, you so far been no smoking gun. confused? well, you are not the only one, with the babchenko of fear, ukraine has made it that much harder for those looking for the truth. —— babchenko affair. you can watch the full documentary, the fake murder that fooled the world, on our world this weekend. this is mesut ozil — he plays for arsenal — and until recently, germany. he quit international football on sunday, saying he faced racism and disrespect in germany over his turkish roots. today the german fa released this statement. in it they say "for the dfb to have been associated with racism is something we emphatically reject. " it's a huge story in germany — even the german government has commented.
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take a listen. translation: as you know, the chancellor holds mesut ozil in high esteem. he is a great footballer who has done a lot for the national team and has now made a decision that must be respected. germany crashed out of the world cup before the knock out stages, and mr ozil's performance was criticised by pundits. mr ozil referenced this, saying "i am german when we win, but i am an immigrant when we lose." but there's another element to this. back in may this happened — that's mr ozil with president erdogan of turkey. it was taken just before the recent turkish election, which president erdogan won. but mr ozil was widely criticised in the german media — that's because president erdogan has been widely accused of using emergency powers to crack down on free speech and opposition politicians.
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this reality check article can tell you more about that. in a series of long tweets on sunday mr ozil addressed this, saying the picture had no political intentions. here's deutschewelle's birgit maass to explain more. he had had a lot of criticism in germany, the german media, that he appeared to be gushing and overly warm towards erdogan who was also able to use it for his election campaign and that is something that did not go down well in germany at all, there was a big debate about turkish support for erdogan in germany by turkish german people. so it played into this whole debate and there was a lot of criticism towards mesut ozil. he said in his statement that it mesut ozil. he said in his statement thatitis mesut ozil. he said in his statement that it is not the person, it is the
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president that he respects and that he is connected to this country and i think very few people in germany would say that this is not ok, to feel that two hearts are beating inside you. i think that is not what people would have objected to, but i think that some people might say it isa think that some people might say it is a bit naive to say that this was not a political statement because of the blood —— avec le point of time in which this picture appeared. i will be back at the same time tomorrow. goodbye. steaming. what a summer it has been. and it continues. in suffolk, no measurable rain since the 5th of june and not too far away monday brought the culture in excess of 33
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celsius. the hottest day of the year so far. and he continued to draw heat up from the south. most across southern and eastern parts of the uk. further west, there is a bit of a change. whether france which have been moving in from the north—west, cold fronts, not much rain left along these other funds, but some slightly cooler, fresh air brought in the north—west. this is where our weather front sutton trust tuesday for southern scotland and wales, there will be some extra cloud and shower at times. towards the 70s, another very hot day, 30, 301 degrees. the small chance of an afternoon shower, something cooler fresher for afternoon shower, something cooler fresherfor a good part of northern ireland and scotland. another very warm and humid night as eagle from tuesday until wednesday. wemyss bay itself brings plenty more sunshine. again, there could just be an afternoon thunderstorm across east anglia and the south—east. mostly places will stay dry, temperatures of anything a little bit higher at
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31 or 32 degrees. belfast getting up to 22 degrees. for thursday, this next frontal system winds itself up in the atlantic. it will bring some meaning to the extreme west of the country, but for many more, there is this front which squashes its way and it will scoop up stronger here from the south and bringing it into play. for thursday, across much of england and wales and eastern scotland, there will be large amounts of sunshine, the small showerfor amounts of sunshine, the small shower for this coast and look at these temperatures, the deep orange can “— these temperatures, the deep orange can —— covers “— these temperatures, the deep orange can —— covers —— colours blossoming into life. you can see that the wine is spreading into northern ireland and the far west of scotland. these fronts make a little bit more progress eastwards as they go on into friday. but high pressure is actually not too far away, squashing the life out of our weather fronts. notice the way that the rain really fizzles away as eagle to the day on friday. many sports will stay dry. there is that is that they could import some thunderstorms from the
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new continent into the far side this and those temperatures will begin to dropa and those temperatures will begin to drop a little bit, some fresh air moving in from the west. that is a process that continues into saturday. something a little bit cooler and fresher, but still with lots of sunshine and just the odd shower, look at these temperatures, 19 to 26 degrees, i suspect that will feel very pleasant indeed. if you move into the second half of the weekend, but at this depth developing in thejet weekend, but at this depth developing in the jet stream and whenever we see one, it means they will get an area of low pressure and that will bring rain for some of us but big questions as to how much of that will get to the south—east where it has been sold right. what we will also see for the early part of next week is another area of slightly cooler air, but from midweek onwards, it looks likely that we will again tap into some really hot here from the south. so, asa really hot here from the south. so, as a get into next week, yes, fresher for as a get into next week, yes, fresherfor a time, some rain, but mostly in the north—west and then it
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looks like turning hotter again from the middle part of the week. this summer is not over yet. the hottest day of the year and the met office issues an amber heat health alert. temperatures are likely to rise further this week, reaching up to thirty five degrees celsius. farmers struggle to feed and water their livestock — and warnings it's a sign of things to come. the sort of temperatures we are seeing now could potentially become the norm in only 30 years' time so if we keep on emitting greenhouse gases. we'll be looking at the impact of the heatwave and what it tells us about what may lie ahead. also tonight. the foreign secretary warns his german counterpart a no deal on brexit could damage relations with the eu for a generation. the home secretary is criticised for not blocking the death penalty in america for two is suspects from london. spanish beaches become the most popular destination
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