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this is d.w. news live from but europe's heat wave starts claiming lives at least three people have died of heat stroke in spain as the country neighbors on the intense heat cool coasters we want in the next forty eight hours temperatures that now and in portugal could reach the highest ever recorded on the continent we'll hear from a reporter in lisbon also coming up. members of zimbabwe's main opposition party appear in court in harare charged with inciting violence to monday's election they
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say they're being framed by police. firemen and home free you could join me temperatures in europe awful cost to reach the highest ever recorded on the continent this weekend eight places in portugal have already broken local temperature records with some documented area high as all forty five degrees celsius on friday in spain at least three people have died from heat stroke. it's already been one of the hottest weeks on record in southern portugal the civil protection agency has issued its highest alert and warns that this weekend could be even worse. but it. is expected to increase and spread to other regions of the country and specifically to the center
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and to the north central to go into the world. across europe the scorching temperatures are causing more than just over crowded coasts the heat has brought drought stoking wildfires from spain to sweden. the hot dry air has also reached havoc on europe's harvests in france the vineyards are withering. and in the u.k. grazing pastures for cows have very little green grass. the national farmers union has called a drought summit to address farmers' worries oh i think we need to be concerned that we need to have been. all is wide open about what's going on and where offered comes from spain is feeling heat nearly as fierce as that in portugal temperatures are expected to reach well past forty degrees celsius this weekend authorities are warning people to take precautions heatstroke has already claimed its first victims . from all that goes in it's been well correspondent peter wise is out braving
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the often in portuguese sun pizza how hot is it that. it is indeed very hot i'm sitting outside a cafe off one of the main shopping streets in this but. the moment of just around the corner is showing forty one degrees at the moment and that's expected to to increase to about forty two forty three in lisbon by the end of the day. but of course across across portugal there are much higher temperatures. as you say as the report mentioned earlier it reached forty five and above yesterday that's expected in some places possibly to reach above forty seven and those even the possibility that it would top forty eight which would be a record temperature for the whole year of. course spiteri iberia region is no stranger to hot summers of course this is for markable give us
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a sense of what it's been like where you are. well of course one of the main consequences is the whole country is on the ridge of the forest fire last year during another he suffered a tragedy similar to that in greece recently. more than one hundred people lost their lives in forest fires portugal last year and the authorities have been working for the past year to make sure there's no repeat of that this year of course this heat wave even worse than last year is not helping with that at all there's already one very large laney's just north of the out of the fields close to the algarve coast to space it a lot of a lot of houses have been destroyed about nine people have been injured so far in that but it's. correspondent jason wise in lisbon peter thank you for that and please do stay as cool as you possibly can. thank you.
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and it's not just europe that is suffering from the heat japan has been battling with soaring temperatures for weeks now more than one hundred people died of heat stroke last month while tens of thousands of others were hospitalized in south korea reco temperatures of up to forty degrees celsius have left thirty people dead and across the border in north korea the government has warned that damage to vital crops means the heat wave is threatening a natural disaster. now some of the other stories making news around the world heavy rains have caused havoc in several districts along india's ganges river more than one hundred fifty people died because of flooding more than one thousand houses were left without power the states government has issued relief in the affected areas as more heavy rains all predicted. so he's president rich uptight as one has announced counter sanctions on two u.s.
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officials after the country furries the assets of two turkish ministers earlier this week the route was fox when turkey detained a u.s. pasta working in the country on allegations of terrorism and espionage. u.s. secretary of state mike payors says more pressure should be applied to ensure north korea sticks to its pledge of denuclearization on the continent or pay a met briefly with his north korean counterpart re young hole at a security forum in singapore just quite the smiles on paper says the u.s. would take any violation of u.n. sanctions seriously. chinese artist and political activist i way way says his studio in beijing is being demolished by china's all forty's i posted a video on his instagram account of an excavated demolishing a wall has been an outspoken critic of chinese government policy he moved to
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germany in twenty fifty. portions government says it is deeply concerned by the violence following zimbabwe's election and what it calls the disproportionate response by security forces that at least six people died after troops opened fire on a demonstration on wednesday staged a protest against alleged vote rigging by president and they said today more than twenty members of the main opposition party appeared in court in harare charged with inciting violence at the rally. marched into court to face charges of inciting public violence dozens of members of the opposition movement for democratic change who were arrested at the party headquarters police accuse them of from mention violence while awaiting election results at least six people died in clashes with security forces but the m.d.c. as leader nelson chamisa says it is the government that should face justice or that
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. we have been subjected to all sorts of our usman and i think you hear intimidation in. the reason why probably they want information from us because they wanted to try and destroy the evidence that we have and i must say that. their lives in this country was won by the allies. chamisa has urged his followers to keep calm as he challenges the election outcome police continue to deal out heavy handed tactics on friday they try to shut down an opposition press conference. they eventually relented the situation has left many zimbabweans anxious about the future i want to see if they deference in just. a bit take jobs i think the president. i think he will move the card before the old man is one saw
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and doesn't hoping. he will make a change the fortunes of most of us there's no law and order here nobody is respecting anyone here so i don't see any future forcibly after winning by a slim margin manning al gore has called for national unity and reached out to his rival. i played a huge to be the president of all of them of your. president all those that voted for me. and those who didn't want to nelson chamisa i want to see. recluse or role to play in them but was president and he needs. a lot of south africa has now congratulated him on and for his victory the united states says it is reviewing the election results. amazon has the government using products with nazi symbolism from its online store the decision
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comes off as it was criticized for allowing sales by third parties of right wing paraphernalia have as it says it's blocked several center accounts and is reviewing the status of others imus's regulations bound proxies from setting products promote hatred violence all racial and sexual intolerance. and on use of or to air until tim has been looking in detail at this story good to see so we understand that amazon has removed the offending items is that the end of the story i don't think it actually is you know we read some of those reports today and we decided here in the newsroom to take a look at some of the products you can get on amazon and we're actually quite shocked but we were what we found i mean according to the terms of service amazon doesn't allow the sales of products that promote or glorify hatred violence racial sexual religious intolerance or for more organized organizations which have the similar views and while we're looking at some of these items which were banned we
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quickly found whole regions of neo nazi literature that were being sold on amazon's american website to quote the dust jacket of one book that we found there this powerful work not only examines the successes and triumphs of adolf hitler it additionally provides an inspiring template for the reunification of the west under the banner of a strong pro white government that will not bow down to the forces of money or jews now that seems to be a direct contradiction to the terms of service that amazon actually says that they have hears too and what makes it even worse is well you could say that is a slightly older book it's a historical document we found modern books as well that were also espousing a similar worldview i mean one of them said this book exposes the eternal truths of national socialism detailing the national socialist debate on showing in everything from race to patriarchy high culture high politics to economics and spirituality and described it as a secret tech. for the true national socialist kemp of the twenty first century and
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beyond so it seems that these books are a clear violation of amazon's terms of services and the question is really why are they part of it's sort that they're actually offering to the public they sent me sound extraordinary i'd say i am but what about people who have town said that these are protected under freedom of speech well i mean in the united states many of these books would be protected under freedom of speech regulations however as i was reading in the terms of services there amazon says it does not wish to support this political worldview and it doesn't want these books in its collection but that's actually quite the interesting fact many of them are labelled with the tag ships and sold via amazon dot com which would seem to indicate that these aren't being sold by third parties as amazon claimed with many other devices are not devices but rather books and what really is quite interesting is while many of these books would be covered by american free speech regulations amazon was more than happy to ship them to germany you know the german government takes a much more critical view when it comes to hate speech and groups that are
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attempting to well whitewash the history of the third and neo nazi movements and that type of speech can be banned in germany so we took a look at the german version of amazon amazon dot d e and i was actually shocked to find many of the same books were listed there and also all the used copies were being offered here which could actually be a violation of german laws right on news reports and tilton thank you very much for looking into this fascinating story for us. in cricket the first test match between england and india has seen the hosts claim victory on day four in what has been a thrilling series opener england all rounder ben stokes starred in the second innings putting on a brilliant bowling display to claim four wickets india's captain star player virat kohli being the biggest of the bunch for the second test match will be played on in
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london at lord's next week. some transfer news now is via munich has sold chilean midfielder arturo vidal to boss alone a deal worth a reported thirty million the thirty one year old joined by and from eventis back in twenty fifteen claiming three bundesliga titles and one german cup during his three years fell in bavaria his move to barcelona was given the green light by new buying coach nicole that chew well won't be sure to midfield options or in the signing of germany's going to go from shock. while the formula one has been given a jolt after the shock announcement that long time red bull driver daniel ricardo will be driving for their north next season the record has driven for red bull since twenty thirty in where he's won seven races i'm a twenty nine podium finishes have struggles to rejoining formula one three years ago and will be hoping that the australian can restore them to their glory the
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condo looks set to play to replace carlos see it on the as a no team. that's in europe today with the latest from the d a w on humphrey in bali and i'll be back at the top ok yeah like. it's all happening touch a bit of. your link to news from africa the world story links to exceptional stories and discussions to no one will come to the dubious accounting program and from one germany phone uses easy taiwan website d w to come smash africa join us on facebook w africa play.


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