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from the forest. this is either your news live from berlin it's a landmark day in zimbabwe where voters are going to the polls in the first ballot since autocratic rule robert mugabe was ousted last year polling stations have opened and a high turnout is expected it will defy the latest from the capital harare. also coming up it's a monument to one of the darkest chapters in spanish history and the final resting place of the man who world a country with an iron fist for decades now spain socialist government wants to dig
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up francisco franco from his grain to get the reports on the controversy dividing the country. and great thomas feels a victory in the tour de france becoming the first welshman to win one of cycling's grand tours we'll bring you the highlights from the final stage. i'm serious almost comical to have you with us people in zimbabwe have started to vote in a landmark presidential and parliamentary election it is the first time in nearly four decades that the name robert mugabe is not on the ballot paper the former president resigned after pressure from the military last year polls have opened across and bob way with a high turnout expected dozens of candidates are running for president polls show a tight race and the two front runners are gobby successor president emerson one god one from the zone o.p.'s and to opposition leader nelson chamisa a lawyer and pastor. now in
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a rare public appearance on the eve of the election mugabe said his successor and former ally took power illegally he said he would vote for opposition leader nelson chamisa rather than the ruling party that he led for decades but he did encourage zimbabweans to accept the election results regardless of which party emerges victorious you know many hope that the elections will bring long overdue change to zimbabwe which is suffering from high unemployment and an economy in meltdown melanie cora deval and adrian krishna sent us this report from harare. that tending our granny with the effigy that is something quite extraordinary campaign events like this one organized by the opposition m.d.c. party used to be extremely dangerous brutal crackdowns by the government was commonplace that was would you know. i was beaten up and had to spend three months in hospital i was bedridden and could only eat porridge my back was badly injured
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and i thought i would never be able to become a father but by god's grace i recovered. because i know. now many are hoping for a fresh start with a new president the preacher and lawyer nelson chamisa. i was there. was there what it was there like this is no woman who died that one day. but the past is never far behind in zimbabwe the country's economy has collapsed down by high unemployment high fence nation and billions in foreign debt the legacy of thirty eight years of rule by the party. now cheer the military having our president robert mugabe. and i am not some man and god why then take over and now
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at seventy five years old he wants to continue running the country. although he is a former vice president and was part of the very system that brought the country to the brink of collapse when in doubt while promises a break from the book of iraq and a new zimbabwe just like his opponents he likes to portray himself as an advocate for change. tearing his short time in office moment god has opened his country up to foreign investment and planted city. great freedom. doesn't believe in sudden change of heart of the government and that's president he
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nodded to some positive developments though for the first time in his life he doesn't have to hide his red opposition on the way home after a rally he can wear it with pride and without fear. that report from melanie corrida bol and she joins us from harare with more on the story hi melanie good to see you so voting is underway this is an historic election is the first as we said without former president robert mugabe how significant is this day for the people that you've been speaking to there. to me it's a very significant day for the almost six million voters here in zimbabwe i'm in harare at one of the polling stations and look at these queues behind me they are massive people have been queuing from four am in the morning at seven am is when the when the polling station opened and people here have really excited they feel like this is a fast election that could potentially be free and transparent and that they have
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vote this time around will really count. woman gobby himself has hardly been seen or heard of since his ouster but melanie he made a surprise appearance as we said in front of the cameras the night before voting and he turned against his successor president immersed in one god well let's listen to what he said. were voting appear so. worked very. hard. to resign. now and why are we seeing mugabe here turn against his successor and his former ally. well let's remember he did not leave the political stage voluntarily he was ousted by the military and now someone who once was on his side is running for president so of course he is quite resentful he has been saying there are so many names on the ballot paper there are twenty three but
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my name is not on it and that is very painful he also said that his party has become undemocratic and unconstitutional which is quite a strong statement considering that he ruled the country and what was the century a dictatorship for almost four decades and he's not particularly popular with a lot of people in zimbabwe right now is his apparent endorsement of nelson chamisa going to hurt his chances. you can actually not underestimate how much of a political to play he still has with some parts of the population there are some people who are still supporting zanu p.f. no matter what but there are also some people who really supported mugabe and if he is the one saying that he will not vote for him on the god that could mean that those people will go out and they will vote for to me and you can tell that when i got what has felt threatened by this because yesterday he did put out
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a video in which he said if you mottola to me you vote for mugabe so apparently he does still have a say only looking at these two candidates how much can either of them actually affect change. at least they promised change this is what they both have been running back in pains on and especially when it comes to the economy but talking of the economy and the disastrous state that it is then. it is quite a difficult task to climb out of this a refectory big hole that the mugabe era has dug it will be a difficult task to bring the economy back on proper footing and when it comes to other promises money gaga has been saying he's going to fight corruption he's going to make the country a lot freer but as you've seen in the report as we've said he is one of the people who was part of the very system who was who was alongside gabi repressing the opposition and who was responsible for the economy as well and when it comes to me
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saying he has been making big promises to especially when it comes from the air when it comes to the infrastructure but he doesn't really outline how he's going a goal where he's going to take the money off of that so both change will be a difficult task and what about the political stability will the two biggest political parties accept the results if they lose. difficult question and that's also the biggest concern of the international observers that we've been speaking to and will be speaking to during the day the opposition might not exacted if mom got quote wins they have been saying throughout their entire campaign that there is rigging going on that the election process is not aspirin spare and as it should be they were saying start today that they are certain that there have been one million extra ballot paper has been printed and then we have the other concern that the military would not accept if won the election and yeah i
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think about it eight months ago they asked of the president mugabe from his office and now eight months later they're going to hand over the power to another party where not sure about that so we'll have to see and will keep on following and covering that for you all right melanie credible for us in zimbabwe at a polling station thank you very much melanie. now israel has released palestinian teenager i had tommy from prison she was jailed for months along with her mother. for slapping and kicking two israeli soldiers near her home in the west bank during demonstrations there last year israelis call her a terrorist but for palestinians she became a symbol of resistance. had tommy has finally returned to her hometown in the israel occupied west bank and now seventeen years old she served and eight month prison term for assaulting israeli soldiers last year sami says she now plans to study law at university in a bit to defend palestinians. and the resistance will continue until the occupation
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is removed all female prisoners in jail are strong and i thank everyone who stood by me while i was in prison and who stood with all women prisoners. video went viral online in december showing tommy and her relative slapping and kicking israeli soldiers israel handed her twelve criminal charges over the incident including aggravated assault she agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge sheet and much. of her case drew global attention to israel's controversial detentions of palestinian minus rights groups including amnesty international and human rights watch have condemned such detentions after tommy mis release human rights watch his director for east row and palestine tweeted that although tamimi is free hundreds of palestinian children remain locked up with little attention on their cases. many israelis see her jailing differently tommy
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missed projects have dismissed her as a provocateur a worse one israeli government minister dubbed her a terrorist upon her release on sunday. but many palestinians have chits to mimi's actions president mahmoud abbas is a man tell me mr morris praising her as a role model of civil resistance following her release. now to some other story. it's making headlines around the world malaysia's government says it cannot determine with any certainty why flight m h three seventy mysteriously disappeared its official report says the pilot and first officer was well rested and showed no evidence of anxiety or stress the malaysia airlines plane carrying two hundred thirty nine people disappeared over the indian ocean in two thousand and fourteen some wreckage has been found but not the plane itself. the party of cum body of a prime minister of one sense says it has won a landslide victory in disputed elections it claims to have won all the seats in
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parliament official results will be out next month but rights groups are calling the election a sham after the main opposition party was banned prime minister hun sen as the world's longest serving leader. the editor of the new york times says he has met with the u.s. president our theirselves berber says he told us president donald trump to stop labeling journalists enemies of the people because it's putting their lives at risk from design he says the press is putting public safety at risk by reporting on internal government to state. in the u.s. wildfires raging across california have claimed another life a firefighter has been killed battling a blaze near yosemite national park that brings the state's overall death toll to eighty six other people have died in the car fire in northern california hot and dry conditions across the state have been feeding the flames. spain's new socialist government wants to remove the remains of fascist dictator francisco franco from their final resting place they were interred in a giant mausoleum north of madrid the site is dedicated to the fallen on all sides
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of spain's civil war it pays homage to franco but also houses the remains of his victims the government says it wants to turn it into a place of remembrance rather than a monument to a dictator. for sylvia navarro a visit to the valley of the fall a new madrid awakens painful memories. the remains of more than thirty thousand people killed in the spanish civil war a buried here in mass graves one great uncle. but i mean really dark. whenever i come here i can't sleep the night before. growth there as i find it very upsetting. the monument commissioned by remains of republican opponents later the spanish dictator was also buried here when not permitted to film in the underground basilica but sylvia takes photos her uncle lives in an anonymous grave
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franco in a tomb behind the altar spain's new socialist government now plans to exuma franco's remains and turn them over to his family for sylvia that would be a first step. for not frank or. removing franco is important for our democratic culture. but for me it would also be important to remove our relatives from here. that after all the history and the origin of this monument is anything but democratic. don't touch the valley says this t. shirt gutierrez wants franco and the others to remain at the valley of the fallen she says the mostly him does not dishonor the memory of the dictator's opponents an avowed franco supporter she is organizing protests. now the or moment before no one has ever built such an enormous monument they're also almost the enemy as
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many of the dead opponents of the london where would you ever find more reconciliation than that. if. the protest in the valley of the fallen has drawn thousands who are here to honor the dictator's memory they chant long live spain and franco franco. some are carrying the flag of spain under franco or giving fascist salutes others are more restrained they fear that old wounds might be reopened up with the new government is bringing brands to our society instead of solving real problems the problems facing people who are out of work or retired just stirring up the dust. and. we're in the twenty first century and all of these things should be forgotten. for getting this history would be a terrible mistake says francisco friend is the social answer apologist served on
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a commission that has explored ways for spain to confront its past and its monuments to dictatorship he backs the plan to move franco's remains but i mean this is one of the most important monuments of totalitarian architecture in europe that's exactly how it should be presented from the mall for it's essential for us about our society the law and will strengthen our democracy for the good and the market it's unacceptable that a dictator is on it in a percentage that was financed with public money. sylvia franco's removal can't come soon enough only that can give spain a fresh start she says and the country will only find peace if the families of the victims are able to locate and reclaim their relatives remains. after three tough weeks on the roads of france grant thomas is the new tour de france champion thomas only needed to complete the final stage to ensure victory
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and secure his maiden tour title he becomes the sixth team sky rider in seven years to win a row cycling's top competition. champagne all round for team sky at the end of the triumphant sort of fronts just like in the last three years what's changed though is that when he himself the right thomas i'm likely here on the welshman secured his first ever told win after completing the rights of paris on sunday it's customary that the race leader is never challenged on the final stage meaning he could enjoy so much competition remains fierce among the sprinters alexander christophe taking the final stage when all the shops amazing. but all eyes were on chamas as he crossed the finish line. joining him on the podium was teammate chris froome the defending champion having finished third. for thomas picturing was a dream come true you are going to slug it because of this race are down the road at home from school to watch the end of the top of trance and the dream is always
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just to be a part of the letter. so another emphatic win for team sky thanks to the unlikeliest of champions. lewis hamilton has extended his lead in the formula one championship after winning the hungary and grand prix the brit led from start to finish it's another blow for his title rival sebastian federal the gap between the two drivers widens again with less than ten races to go this season. the two miss avies drivers started at the front of the grid with championship leader lewis hamilton in pole position but the ferrari's showed good pace in practice and sebastian vettel in particular was desperate to make up points on hamilton and close the gap in the standings spectators were hoping for a tense battle at the home garro. but have also was as composed as ever on a sweltering circuit and while most eighty's perform perfect pitch stops ferrari
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caused vettel precious seconds a slow tire change put him a long way behind race leader hamilton. that forced the german to take drastic action to avoid losing even more ground in the championship with five laps to go he pulled off a risky maneuver to get past valtteri bottas and into second place ahead of them hamilton crossed the finish line comfortably in first it's the reigning champions fifth win of the season and it keeps the british driver on course for a fifth while title. race for us so we can thank you very much. hamilton now has a twenty four point lead on his rival vettel an advantage that will help him enjoy the upcoming summer break. right now wall street worries from friday they are spreading across global markets today get hot that's right that's after the u.s. published darva stellar growth figures spot there are fears the u.s. economy may be peaking stock exchanges in tokyo shanghai and seoul are broadly
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posting declines with european markets expected to follow suit and lists are skeptical that the record four point one percent g.d.p. growth in the u.s. is sustainable consumer spending and the surgeons soybean exports will be high and the surge and cause of the growth companies in china and in the e.u. had stockpiled their inventories amidst trade war fields. the war of terrorists which we the u.s. and china is now going to hit sales b.m.w. the german car maker has been forced to raise prices on its s.u.v.s sold in china it's because b.m.w. assembles there is u.b.s. in the u. u.s. factory in spartanburg prizes on those vehicles will go up seven percent that's due to the higher tariffs that china is imposing on u.s. products since the beginning of july w. manufacturers' more than one hundred thousand vehicles in its u.s. factory last year which were exported to china. financial
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correspondent paul blitz joins me now from the front with the stock exchange paul is b.m.w. the only car maker being drawn into this u.s. china trade conflict. now gary hart of course now the competition is hurting us well especially diam lerner. company has already lowered its projection. in. june because also producing s.u.v.s in the u.s. but b.m.w. is the first to pass a bill of forty percent tariffs to the customers only part of it but it does pass it on and s.u.v.s made by b.m.w. are very popular popular in china the company has already reacted by shifting some of the production from the u.s. to china of its smaller models and what we can say for sure is that the number of one hundred thousand vehicles by b.m.w. so from the u.s.
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to china that's going to come down because of production but maybe also because of the higher price now in other news from the german car industry form of the w.c. armont inventor colin is now in the crosshairs of investigators what's happening. once again he's making unfavorable headlines the big question in the diesel scandal is what did he know and when did he know it now it seems prosecutors are also looking. the personal wrongdoings winterkorn are supposed to have moved millions of dollars to swiss bank accounts part of which prosecutors believe were a gift to his wife which he didn't pay adequate taxes for so if that. will show to be true that could also have repercussions on the brand and the unfair broke unfavorable for every w. as a brand told. poets in frankfurt thank you very much. one
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of germany's warmest summers in decades is forcing vintners to harvest their grapes earlier than ever before they'll begin picking on the six of august previous record years with two thousand and seven two thousand and eleven and two thousand and fourteen back then picking begin two days later than this year's schedule the german wine institute says it's the earliest harvest ever measurements taken in the region over a series of decades show that temperatures have risen every here since nine hundred eighty eight. and wind grows are not the only ones affected by the unusually hot weather german fama say the lack of rainfall in the northern and eastern parts of the country is threatening their livelihoods now they want government help to the tune of up to one billion euros to make up for lost crops. an unseasonably warm and dry spring has sped up and thinned out the grain harvest above all last year's yield was already down from the five year average this year's
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is expected to be even lower farmers have been pushing for direct payments for weeks. you know wendy i also see the urgency for example with the government here in brandenburg first issues to consider calling for an emergency declaration so the farmers can receive direct assistance. going and. ru feed says the one billion euros would help operations with more than thirty percent losses from last year he suggested some farmers could even see fifty to seventy percent losses a threat to their very existence on tuesday rooke feed will appeal to german agricultural minister yulia kirchner seen here at the g. twenty she'll go before the german cabinet the following day clinton has already said she's concerned about farmers in the north and east but not everyone believes financial help is the answer the agriculture policy representative for the opposition social democrats argues that aiding farmers would set a bad precedent for other businesses. and that's all your business news here's
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a reminder of the top stories we're following for you here and good of you to those voters are going to the polls in the landmark elections in zimbabwe and these are the first elections to be held since former leader robert mugabe was deposed by the army last november. you're watching news live from berlin and more coming up at the top of the hour and before i let you go here some stunning images from last hour in bosnia herzegovina of brave and perhaps foolhardy been jumping off the city's iconic bridge in watson annual tradition thanks for joining us.
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