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pope francis is in morocco this is bbc news. to promote interfaith dialogue the headlines: in a country that projects itself as a bastion of moderate islam. the anti—corru ption candidate the pope has met king mohammed and visited a school for imams, zuzana chaputova has won said to be a first for a pope. the presidential election in slovakia, making her the country's first this is bbc news. the trip is a follow up to last female head of state. i'm krupa padhy. months historic visit our top stories: the anti—corru ption candidate to the united arab emirates. ms chaputova defeated zuzana chaputova wins bbc arabic‘s mouna ba a high—profile diplomat, the presidential election maros sebjovich, from in slovakia, making her the governing party. it's slovakia's first major poll the country's first is in the capital, rabat. since the murder of an investigative journalist which plunged the country female head of state. hundreds of people have lined up here to get a glimpse of the pope, into political crisis a year ago. health officials in gaza say four palestinians in gaza hold a day who arrived earlier at this palestinians have died of protests to mark the first institute. it is an institute to during protests to mark the first anniversary of weekly demonstrations anniversary of the weekly on the boundary with israel. next steps for brexit. teach imams from morocco, other demonstrations along the uk's prime minister considers the border with israel. tens of thousands of people attended bringing her proposed deal back rallies organised by the militant to parliament for a fourth time group hamas, throwing stones as mps debate alternatives african countries, and from europe as well, tolerant islam. an and petrol bombs at israeli forces. to her deal on monday. institute that is backed by king the british prime minister, theresa may, has been looking and the rolling stones postpone mohammed the sixth. earlier, the for ways to bring her eu withdrawal their north america tour because mickjagger agreement back to parliament after it was defeated for a third time on friday. needs medical treatment. pope had praised morocco's efforts mps, meanwhile, will test support for other options during a second to promote peaceful islam and reject round of so—called "indicative votes" on monday. staying with brexit:
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radical islam. translation: i am 0ur political correspondent alex hello and welcome to bbc world news. grateful that my visit gives an the anti—corru ption opportunity to promote mutual candidate, zuzana chaputova, has won the presidential election in slovakia, making her the country's first understanding between followers of our two religions. extending the female head of state. ms chaputova defeated hand of friendship is a pathway of high—profile diplomat, maros shepjovich, from the governing party. peace humanity, whereas. .. the contest is slovakia's first major political poll since the murder of the investigative journalist, yan kutziak and his fiancee, plunged the country into political also on the pope's a agenda is the crisis a year ago. earlier i spoke with rob cameron meeting with a humanitarian organisation in the capital, rabat. in bratislava about the result. this is really remarkable clinical achievement. a political victory by that will be attended by about achievement. a political victory by a political novice. zuzana chaputova 10,000 people. the rolling stones are postponing their tour of the united states comes from a legal background and and canada, which was due to start she has long experience of a lawyer in miami next month. the band says their singer, who has been fighting transparency mick jagger, needs medical treatment. earlier i spoke with chi chi izundu about what a tough decision it and anticorruption
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who has been fighting transparency and anticorru ption cases who has been fighting transparency and anticorruption cases she has almost no experience in politics and would have been here she is elected this evening as for the band to make. the country ‘s first female it is quite a big decision for any president. the man she beat for that band to make because of how much it post was a man who has vast will cost to put on and how much it diplomatic and political experience, one of six vice presidents of the european commission. it was her message that changed slovakia, that makes, even just getting an insurance company to agree that someone can postpone a tour is a big she wanted one of humanism, of thing. so, fourand someone can postpone a tour is a big thing. so, four and the rest of the tolerance and values and a slovakia band and his team around him to say that valued truth that struck a that his medical illness is serious enough that he needs to take time off for medical treatment is a big chord amongst voters here in slovakia. you touched on it there. deal, and for them to postpone the she does come with a liberal i7 deal, and for them to postpone the 17 date tour from the us, which was supposed to start next month in attitude by slovakian standards. tell me about that. some people miami and end in toronto injune, is a big dealfor the band. miami and end in toronto injune, is a big deal for the band. there is lots of curiosity about what might thought that it would be difficult for her to win in a country like be wrong with him. indeed, there is slovakia which is quite conservative, quite catholic. she plenty of curiosity. but he nor his openly supports issues such as lgbt tea m plenty of curiosity. but he nor his team have given any indication, there is no detail about what he is being treated for. but for it to be rights, the rights of same—sex postponed by nearly a month i can
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couples to adopt and she speaks of only assume it is quite serious. her political idols as being people lots of well—wishers on twitter, but also people who are quite concerned. like mahatma gandhi and those kind i spotted one tweet where someone of names in this part of europe who was meant to be going to the which has seen such a surge in concert said, i am coming from populism and conservative nationalism, and here she is appearing on this stage behind me abroad, what i meant to do, change speaking quite openly as the kind of my tickets? aeg, the concert people that she looks up to and the promoters, have told people to keep hold of their tickets because there kind of society that she wants to will be tour dates rescheduled that build is a society that has been will be tour dates rescheduled that will be tour dates rescheduled that will be announced. but it does make inspired by people like that. so things difficult, because i have thatis inspired by people like that. so that is her message and it is a seen a number of people who were message that really now will catapult her into the presidential planning to travel and make a bigger palace to become slovakia's first female president. her strain of thing thanjust planning to travel and make a bigger thing than just going to a normal gig in their home town. that is something you will have to take up populism is based on anticorruption. with hopefully your insurance company, if you have travel insurance, they might be able to do how does that fit into the politics of the region? the cachia is a something about that. otherwise, if you have a ticket for this tour, keep hold of it because the dates will be rescheduled. country that many observers has said electricity was intentionally turned off for an hour in 180 countries has been mired in corruption, across the globe on saturday, to raise awareness about climate cronyism and yan kutziak, the change and its impact.
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journalist murdered last february, in paris, the mayor in slovakia he was a journalist who had campaigned against several was on hand to dim the lights of the eiffel tower in support investigative pieces looking into of green group wwf‘s the links between slovak earth hour campaign. politicians, shady businessmen and even the calabrian mafia. and in fa ct even the calabrian mafia. and in fact many in the media had said that in moscow's red square, crowds showed their approval the level of corruption and shady as the kremlin and other famous landmarks were plunged into darkness. business deals in this part of the world and especially in slovakia bilbao's guggenheim museum was one amounted to a form of state capture. of many locations across spain which flicked their light switches zuza na amounted to a form of state capture. zuzana chaputova's messages that she wa nts to zuzana chaputova's messages that she off at 8:30pm local time. wants to free slovakia from that ca ptu re. wants to free slovakia from that capture. it may be optimistic. we spectators lined the waterfront in hong kong, as the victoria harbour skyline gradually faded to black. should point that the turnout in this election was extremely low and 0rganisers here said they aimed that means that literally millions of voters across this country, her to focus on the problems caused message of tolerance and opens and by plastic waste, as well as the need to conserve energy. tran currency fell on deaf is. so and there was a different twist in the philippines. she does have quite a job in front here, star wars fans took of her. —— tolerance and openness to the darkened streets of manila wielding light sabres as a way of getting their environmental message across. and transparency fell on deaf ears. palestinian authorities say
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four people have died, including three 17—year—old boys, as tens of thousands of palestinians protest on the israel—gaza border. demonstrators threw stones and burned tyres, with israelis returning tear gas and live fire. it's the first anniversary of weekly protests against a security blockade by the israelis which prevents the movement of goods and people in and out of gaza. our middle east correspondent tom bateman sends this report from the border. we have quite a change in our a warning his report does weather compared to yesterday, when temperatures reach 20 celsius in contain distressing images. greater london. the wind of change he throws a rock, an israeli sniper fires back, a bullet at the leg. is blowing, blowing cool air across england and, such that temperatures another palestinian joins will drop by about nine degrees in the thousands with wounds, the capital, highs of 11 degrees or you have protests at so. changes brought about by this gaza's boundary fence. area of cloud, this cold front that week after week, they have come back here, these two got engaged after meeting at the protest last year. we palestinians have the right to live. we here in gaza, we continues to journey southwards, are peaceful people. still bringing the threat of perhaps a little bit of patchy rain over the we want to live a life, we want to feed our children. next few hours across wales, the
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midlands, east anglia, and into the process began over the palestinian south—east england. further north, right to return to ancestral homes if you are heading outside, where there is certainly a chill in the in the land that is now israel, air with but they have become there is certainly a chill in the airwitha there is certainly a chill in the air with a widespread frost developing in the countryside, about much more, particularly in scotland, where we are looking at temperatures getting eventing of anger over the crippling down to about five celsius. if you state of life in gaza. nearly 200 people have are heading out the next two hours been shot dead since also wrap up warm it will be cold. last march. last year, an israeli soldier plenty of sunshine across northern areas of the uk, through scotland, was killed by palestinian northern ireland and northern england. that is probably where the sniper. the protesters are currently less than 100 metres best of the weather will be. across from the perimeter fence. wales, the midlands, more cloud than we had on saturday and chill the israelis, so far, easterly wind as well, temperatures of 11 celsius in london compared to they have mainly been firing the 20 we had yesterday. you will tear gas at protesters you can see notice that change for sure. looking people here who are throwing rocks at the weather picture through back, some have been burning tyres. sunday evening and overnight, the skies will tend to clear, and wind from the snipers‘s nest, they watch. will fall. a recipe for things israel deployed thousands turning cold once again. patchy of extra troops today, and explosives and petrol—bombs frost developing in the countryside, were thrown at them, they said. a chilly start to the new working they feared attempts to breach week. on monday, a lot of dry the fence and hurt civilians. in this event today, we have had approximately 40,000 demonstrators and rioters but the key difference weather to come across england, being is hamas obviously making a choice here, deploying people on the ground and making sure that there
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were less rioters coming towards the fence. hamas is the militant group wales and eastern areas of scotland. there will be some change in the which controls gaza. weather to the north—west with a its leaders were in cloud will thicken, outbreaks of the crowds today, its rain moving into northern ireland security men controlling and western scotland and turning progressively heavier as we go the protesters. through the day, cold enough even part of an arrangement for some snow over the hills in scotland. in the south—west, the with israel to calm tensions, wind coming up from the south, 13 or after fears a military 14 celsius, probably not feeling too flareup earlier bad. but things get colder as we had to tuesday, a cold front swinging this week could slip out of control. eastwards a cross to tuesday, a cold front swinging eastwards across the uk, taking a the stakes are high. band of rain with it and introducing hamas is under pressure, bitterly cold north—westerly winds. israel has closely fought the rain will clear to a mixture of elections in ten days hinging on security, sunshine and showers on tuesday, the but for now at least, showers could be heavy, thundery and a more serious conflict seems to have been averted. potentially wintry. we could see some snow across some of the hills, particularly in the north and west of the uk. and it will be cold, just six celsius for the north of scotland, factoring in the wind it will feel like quite a cold april day. just a reminder, if you haven't already done so, the clocks go the british prime minister forward to british summertime on is understood to be considering asking mps to vote for a fourth time on the withdrawal sunday. agreement she negotiated to leave the european union. on friday her deal was defeated by 58 votes. on monday, the house of commons will test whether there's support for alternative brexit plans in a second round of what are called
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"indicative", or advisory, votes. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth reports. there is clear frustration in westminster. still on show the day after mps rejected theresa may's brexit plan — again. the question now is what happens next? as yet, members of the government can't give any real clarity. i think what we have to do is to make sure that we deliver on the will of the people at the referendum. we have to keep trying. some still argue the prime minister's brexit deal is the best option. it's obviously very disappointing that the government lost yesterday. i think that's, you know, put the country in some difficulty and i think the best way forward is the prime minister's deal, but we'll see what the options are. so will she put her deal back again? well, obviously, the cabinet will need to consider what the next step forward will be. the ayes to the right, 286. the noes to the left, 344. yesterday's rejection of the brexit plan was smaller than the two previous efforts, but still substantial. on monday, mps will vote
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on alternatives to the prime minister's plan. last time, parliament could not agree on any one option, but having another public vote or keeping close to the eu in a customs union proved most popular. the government's waiting to see if mps can agree a way forward, but isn't clear if that will change its direction. the customs union doesn't actually reflect or respect what was in our own manifesto but we've got to look at what parliament coalesces around next week. but i think the best way to go forward is to be looking at getting that withdrawal agreement approved. but the labour leader, campaigning in newport today, is holding firm against the prime minister's plan, calling for further compromise or an election. the absolute priority at the moment is to end this chaos that this government has brought us to by their endlessly running down the clock and basically bullying and threatening people. the bullying hasn't worked, the threats hasn't worked. it's time now for the sensible people to take over. today there were protests along the irish border by those concerned about brexit and what
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it might mean there. elsewhere, at the same time, others are pressing the government to walk away with no deal. two weeks until the uk's planned exit date and finding a solution seems as hard as ever. alex forsyth, bbc news. it's no suprise that brexit and conservative party infighting is dominating the sunday newspaper front pages here in the uk. let's take a look at a few. the sunday times is focusing on the split within the cabinet — they say both leave and remain supporting ministers are set to abandon theresa may over brexit. the observer is reporting that may is also facing a rebellion over a potential snap election. the sunday telegraph front page follows that thread — their headline reads ‘snap election under may would annihilate tories'. and again the mail on sunday — "no 10 at war over ‘suicidal election'" —
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also reporting the results over their own polling which now givesjeremy corbyn‘s labour a 5 point lead over the conservative for more on this we can get the thoughts of james rampton, features writer at the indepedendent, who's been looking at some of those sunday headlines for us. what have you made of these headlines? many of the papers are leading with that suggestion of a snap election tonight stop it is interesting that the conservatives seem to be in terror of the potential of a general election. many of its marginal seats are really worried that they will be wiped out if there were to be a general election. i think there is a backlash against what is seen as the self—indulgent psychodrama that has gripped the tory party and many electors are fed up with the way in which the conservatives have seemed so self absorbed about that. the mail on sunday is saying that some
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within the party are saying it would be suicidal to all and election and that they would be completely annihilated stop the irony is that there is no way of mrs may getting an election unless she asks labour to bring in a vote of against her and asks the postie to vote for that. and that is a bizarre and unprecedented situation. —— asks the party to vote for that. in light of that fact, looking ahead to monday there is another round of indicative voting. look into your crystal ball, what do you think will happen? the one that has the most chance, two or three will be brought back in by the speaker at his behest which ones are allowed through. whichever has most chance, that is the customs union. that only fell by eight votes last week. and i think if they have another go at that it might well go through. again it is only an
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indicative vote, an advisory to the government. if parliament wants to make it law it will have to legislate that through a longer process. legislate that through a longer process . h owever legislate that through a longer process. however there will be fierce opposition from hardline brexiteers who have proven so difficult for the government in this process. u nfortu nately difficult for the government in this process. unfortunately my crystal ball is very murky at the moment and i cannot see how it will play out but there will be many more headlines, many more dramas and many more journalist like headlines, many more dramas and many morejournalist like me but defecating about next week.“ morejournalist like me but defecating about next week. if the customs union option does prove successful to an extent does that indicate a move towards a softer brexit option? yes. and i think that may well be even though it goes against the tory manifesto it may well be the only path mrs may has. if she wishes to avoid what may be a catastrophic defeat at a general election and she wishes to force a deal through. it would still adhere
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to the will to the people but we would remain in the customs union. we would be leaving and that would, you know, except the result of the referendum that happened and that would be enough, i think, referendum that happened and that would be enough, ithink, to referendum that happened and that would be enough, i think, to satisfy most ministers. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: pope francis visits morocco on a mission to boost conversations with other religions. the accident that happened here was of the sort that can at worst produce a meltdown. in this case the precautions worked, but they didn't work quite well enough to prevent some old fears about the safety features of these stations from resurfacing.
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the republic of ireland has become the first country in the world to ban smoking in the workplace. from today, anyone lighting up in offices, businesses, pubs and restaurants will face a heavy fine. the president was on his way out of the washington hilton hotel, where he had been addressing a trade union conference. the small crowd outside included his assailant. it has become a symbol of paris. 100 years ago, many parisians wished it had never been built. the eiffel tower's birthday is being marked by a re—enactment of the first ascent by gustave eiffel. this is bbc news, the latest headlines: the anti—corru ption candidate, zuzana chaputova, has won the presidential election in slovakia, making her the country's first female head of state.
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in an effort to overcome the brexit deadlock, the uk's prime minister considers bringing her proposed deal back to parliament for a fourth time, as mps debate alternatives to her deal on monday. the venezuelan opposition leader, juan guaido, has been leading another day of demonstations against the government and its failure to prevent the repeated energy blackouts across the country, some lasting days. pro—government marches have also taken place in the capital, caracas, with thousands protesting against what the government has described as a foreign—led attempted coup by the opposition. will grant reports from caracas. every day in venezuela seems to start with the same basic question at the moment — is the electricity back? more often than not in recent days the answer has been no. caracas as well as swathes of the country have been hit with rolling blackouts, which has prompted the opposition leader, juan guaido, to
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ta ke to opposition leader, juan guaido, to take to the streets with protesters. not only are they protesting ongoing power cuts, but they want president nicolas maduro out of government, and the self—declared interim president, juan guaido, installed in the presidential palace. juan guaido said nicolas maduro was keeping the people in darkness. supporters of the government also turned out, saying that the power cuts were the result of acts of sabotage carried out by the opposition. the red cross has said that in about two weeks they will be able to bring in supplies of aid, estimating they can help about 650,000 people, and with ita help about 650,000 people, and with it a tacit acceptance by the maduro government that there is indeed a humanitarian crisis taking place in venezuela.
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let's get some of the day's other news. in mozambique, the authorities say the number of cases of cholera in the port of beira has doubled over the past 48 hours. 271 people have now been infected with the disease since cyclone idai struck beira two weeks ago. government and aid workers are seeking to contain the spread of cholera and the environment minister said no deaths had been reported at beira's hospitals so far. at least 32 people have been killed in flash floods in western afghanistan. the national disaster management authority said heavy rains have destroyed hundreds of homes and floodwaters swept through makeshift shelters housing displaced families. seven provinces have been affected, with faryab, bagdhis and herat worst hit. an anti—stall system has been blamed for the fatal crash of a boeing 737 max aircraft in ethiopia this month. sources involved in the investigation say the black box shows the nose of the plane was pushed down by the system, before it crashed outside addis ababa, killing all 157 people on board.
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facebook chief mark zuckerberg says regulators and governments should play a more active role in controlling internet content. in a washington post article he's written that the responsibility for monitoring harmful content is too great for firms alone. it comes two weeks after a gunman used facebook to livestream his terror attack on mosques in christchurch, new zealand. canadian prime ministerjustin trudeau is under new pressure after his formerjustice minister released documents and an audio recording relating to a major corruption scandal. jody wilson—raybould says government officials tried to persuade her to shield snc—lavalin from prosecution. the canadian firm is accused of bribing officials in libya to win contracts under muammar gaddafi's regime. here's part of the recording between wilson—raybould and former clerk of the privy council of canada michael wernick.
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