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this is deja vu news live from berlin almost a hundred dead in indonesia's second earthquake in a week now people rushed to evacuate their homes as the quake hit their target silence a long book in bali hospitals have been evacuated almost one hundred people are now confirmed dead also coming up on the show day six of protests in iran with people taking to the streets against inflation and shortages. and the economy is in for more shocks with the u.s. about to reimpose sanctions. also coming up in zimbabwe loved ones
burying the dead from last week's post-election violence. there was a breakthrough in the family. for the big day for me you. could see stuff but we'll have a report from our correspondent in harare about sylvia mafiosa one of those who died in clashes with security forces. i'm brian thomas a very warm welcome to the show a deadly earthquake has struck the in the nation islands of lombok and bali officials say ninety one people are confirmed dead thousands have now been evacuated the seven point zero magnitude quake struck in the northern part of lombok early sunday evening officials say strong tremors damaged buildings across those islands now the aftermath has authorities scrambling to help those hardest
hit. injured people in hallways and i in the car park at this hospital in the resort island of bali medical teams are moving patients i cite fearing aftershocks. and i think. we are constructing emergency tents with the assistance from the disaster mitigation agency so that we can gather all patients out there. to visit them but we are also hoping that our medical teams and nurses can concentrate more on treating patients and. that without any question that. the parish will seven point zero magnitude earthquake struck the end uneasy an island of lombok at a depth of just ten kilometers shaking nearby palli as well an initial tsunami warning was later withdrawn but authorities urged people to stay away from the
coast the quake caused widespread damage to homes and businesses on both islands and triggered panic among both tourists and locals. we ran out from our house twice two times. everyone ran out because the quakes were very strong. and uneasy is no stranger to areas quakes it's situated in what's known as the pacific ring of fire an arc of volcanoes and full lines in the pacific basin this is the second shot for long back in the space of a week the island still reeling after a deadly quake last sunday ok for the very latest let's bring in arraf in m. hadi he's a spokesman from the indonesian red cross joins us now from harlem thanks so much for being with us can you tell us right now what the situation is in long block where you are. yes i just arrived from the gotta.
learn we cordon it over isn't here with all in the air of it in the service the. skill with michael and his. last night. because. and this very. moment and i was expected to continue. can you give us an idea. can you give us give us an idea of the extent of the devastation that you saw what's it like out there on long block island yes or no we. try to be fair and our problem is they're working with us we're on to help. the people of this region lengthy. to be. sleeping in the are tired of their houses and. stronger all
the last night it read. the length play. that now. to clean up the road now access to the location of the remote. shortly after arraf and we hear that the region where it was aaron we hear that the hospital have been evacuated how are people being helped medically now that the hospitals have been closed down. because. the dollar is still tough stuff so therefore they are the military certainly though it may be the last night. i work there and you learn you very first place the.
people out of movies. there are breaks you're. going to meet your week then for the hospital to get medical treatment paraffin thank you so much for we're going to really arraf and thank you so much for that as arraf and hadi a spokesman for the indonesian red cross joining us from lombok thank you so very much it's two around now with that country's government has announced major steps to ease foreign exchange transactions and allow rein ins to bring in currency and gold now that's to combat the expected effects of the new u.s. sanctions are due to start this week but with an increasingly angry population and the economy just limping along and may all be too little too late. for sixty days in a row now arrhenius have taken to the street in protest in cities across the country they're angry about high prices and the government. the use iran's
politicians of leading the country into ruin with mismanagement and corruption. the misery is plain to see even among people who aren't marching his son is certain that his life won't get better anytime soon. jim and even then i don't know what the aim of the u.s. sanctions is shit. all i know is that for iranians everything is getting worse the sanctions just hit alternately people who are poor anyway like mean the rich once. food prices have risen by forty percent in just a few months few people can afford to buy meat even the price of bread has soared iran's currency has plunged in value since may when the united states pulled out of the nuclear deal and threatened iran with new sanctions. the reaal has lost seventy percent of its value against the euro with disastrous consequences for
iranians. neighbors and things like tomatoes and bread they were foodstuffs we could still afford to buy i think that when you can't even pay for a kumba then that's really bad for it became too expensive long ago. and. deepening hostility between iran and the u.s. also has people worried many are concerned that conflict could break out in earnest . last month the war of words looks like it was spinning out of control. iran's president cautioned the u.s. that a war with iran could be the mother of all wars trump shot back with an all caps tweet warning tehran to never threaten the u.s. again. then last week president trump stirred the pot further with a surprising proposal. thank you very much thank you i would certainly make with iran if they wanted to meet i don't know that they're ready yet to have
a hard time right now. but i ended the arendelle it was a ridiculous deal. tehran hasn't directly replied to trump suggestion. but some international media report a meeting might happen in new york at the next general assembly of the united nations. president hassan rouhani is expected to go on national television later today to give trump his answer. ok let's get some analysis now with correspondent eric randolph joining us from tehran eric good morning to you all what kind of response can we expect from iran when the new sanctions are announced later today well they've been fairly cagey they don't want to give the impression that the sanctions are going to cause too much damage to the economy because they don't want to give protesters more reason to go out on the streets and they don't want to panic the other currencies already collapsed by more than. the last few months.
there's a delicate balancing act that the government has to play between showing results showing how it's going to come to these measures and then has limited tools at its disposal to do that ok talking about limited tools. going to be looking at these sanctions and how they're going to be impacting the country's foreign trade internationally especially it's crucial oil sector what can we expect to happen there. the sanctions are coming back in two phases the first lawsuit coming back tomorrow that's going to hit things like cars some financial transactions and sales of carpets and things the really difficult ones are going to come in november when the u.s. is going to try and block oil sales now some countries like india and china have already said they're not going to cut or who sells from iran completely definitely that's going to be a major blow to iran's economy and that's where we're going to start to see potentially a real impact on the domestic economy with prices going up and things like that and
all of this is coming at a time when we've already seen days of protests about the economy and about the government's handling of this crisis now i'd like to pick up on that what about the iranian people eric how are they likely to take the increased hardships that will inevitably result from the new sanctions. obviously a lot of people do blame the u.s. but i would say most of the anger is directed against their own government. is have gotten used to hostility from americans that's been going on for forty years they expect that representatives to do something about it there was a lot of hope that the twenty fifty nuclear deal finally iran was coming out of that diplomatic isolation that we could see some profit connections with the outside weldon trade and foreign investment flooding in and a lot of people feel deeply disappointed that it hasn't managed just that and that's from the reform as conservatives say the government of the past. stupid to
trust the americans that it's shown itself to be naive and now it's paying the price to pay well no more later today of course when we hear exactly what these sanctions are going to be for now though or ground all thanks very much for that from tehran. i'll take a look at some of the other stories making the news this hour south sudan's government and the country's main rebel group have signed a cease fire and power sharing agreement now this deal will lead to the formation of a unity government. has been torn by civil war since two thousand and thirteen previous attempts at a peace agreement have failed. police in switzerland are investigating the cause of a vintage plane crash that killed all twenty people on board the world war two propeller plane smashed into a mountain and this was helps a high speed police say they have not found any evidence of a distress call being made before that. the japanese city of herat is
remembering the victims of the world's first atomic bomb attack seventy three years ago today. sex is commemorated globally with calls for peace and nuclear disarmament. a bomb dropped by an american more plane instantly killed eighty thousand people. in our religious leaders led prayers for peace on sunday as our country struggles to recover from weiland post-election clashes now that's especially difficult for those who are now burying their dead tensions between the victorious zano p.f. and the opposition are still high i. heard a ball and a dream krishna sent us this report on the bloody aftermath of zimbabwe's election . i've. either friends and family paid their respects to susie on the fourth and final journey the mother of two was killed in zimbabwe's post-election violence last week she was on her way home when she got
caught in the crossfire hit in the back by soldiers bullets it's the death of the brother joshua still can't be. sure that would be what she was the breadwinner in the family. when we would sit. up and. he says god and wednesday opposition m.d.c. supporters took to the streets and were met was brutal violence by zimbabwe's move through what they can and tear gas rubber bullets and life any mission to crackdown on opposition demonstrators. president elect emerson has promised consequences that was. easy to listen to the
most lenders. institute and indeed ended. it with these fears of violence have been subsided the opposition is vowing to challenge the election results nelson chamisa insists the presidency is his. lucas oh this is just. to make sure that we. will split but so far has not provided any evidence to back up his claims and the tense situation life in harare is only slowly getting back to normal many people in the capital are still scabs scattered speak out scats to criticize the government or the security forces after last week's violent clashes many fear that the time of god will rule the country for thirty seven years with an iron fist might be gun but that his legacy of brutal repression still lives on.
was. among those afraid stupid fingers over his sister is this i. i. you know you're. not i would think. for. once this little comfort in the fact that the deaths have sparked outrage since happiness across the country as they mourn they suspect the government is just hoping that the dust settles as quickly as possible. to venezuela now where an investigation is underway after an apparent assassination attempt on president nicolas maduro he survived what appeared to be a drone bomb attack saturday police have reportedly arrested a number of suspects. colombians or venezuelan exiles living in the u.s.
state of florida were behind the incident which occurred during a military parade in the capital caracas. late afternoon and caracas. president nicolas maduro speech to soldiers is interrupted. it was a drone armed with a bomb it broke off and me right in front of me something flying exploded. it was a powerful explosion which. protects me. then a second explosion seven soldiers are wounded the duro accuses financial backers in the u.s. and colombia's president juan manuel santos of orchestrating the attack colombia rejects the charge calling it absurd washington also denies any responsibility well i can say unequivocally there was no u.s. government involved in this at all look i could be a lot of things from a pretext set up by the itself to something else. one venezuela journalist who broadcasts on the internet read
a purported letter claiming responsibility by an unknown group now called them off the net that cannot tolerate that our people have nothing to eat and no medicine and that our money is worth something about nothing not a lot of. the government says it has already arrested several perpetrators but there appear to be contradictions some people have questions about the second explosion. i think the government staged the whole thing you don't. mention that the government was hurt itself. by the way this just pulls our country further down and many fear maduro may use the incident to justify more repression in his divided country while the european championships and laws ago there was more joy for team germany in the pool as florian belle ball took gold in the men's fifteen hundred meter freestyle the twenty year old clocked a national record of fourteen minutes thirty six point one five seconds to secure germany second swimming gold of the weekend after the surprise when in the
freestyle mixed relay and there was more success for germany in the velodrome as well as cyclists dominate of einstein claimed gold in the individual four thousand meters he beat portugal's evil all of vera to win germany's eighth cycling medal of this championships. at football brasier dortmund have signed a belgian midfielder axel that's all the new coach lucien fabio wants improvement after the squad could only finish fourth in the bundesliga last season but still joins the german side from the chinese club challenge in kong's young belgian international starred as his country finished third at the summer's world cup dortmund triggered his twenty million euro release clause to sign him this will reportedly take a hefty pay cut after moving from the cash rich chinese super league. so over to our down tensions between the u.s. and turkey are putting some new pressure on the turkish currency that's right brian
turkey's dispute with the united states over the fate of u.s. pastor andrew bronson is threatening to further destabilize the lira the u.s. had imposed further sanctions on two ministers and president. havenot after months of plunging exchange rates the turkish currency has now hit a fresh low against the dollar inflation also rose again in july nearly sixteen percent a fifteen year high increasing pressure on the central bank to hike interest rates . for days one issue has been dominating the front pages of turkey's newspapers. the country spak with the united states has fueled fears of full blown economic turmoil. at the center of the dispute is u.s. pastor andrew brunson's seen here in a white t. shirt turkey accuses him of helping to plot a failed military coup in twenty sixteen after spending twenty one months in jail
he was transferred to house arrest at the end of july. that didn't go far enough for u.s. president donald trump who swiftly imposed sanctions on two senior turkish ministers . that in turn caused the lira to slide to a record low against the u.s. dollar continuing in a ready existing trends take a look at this. as you can see the number of turkish lira you need to buy a dollar has been rising since the beginning of the year but in august a record was set by turkish lira and now buying new just one u.s. dollar on surprisingly on the streets of istanbul the mood is far from offbeat. things aren't going in a good direction it's terrible that one u.s. dollar is now worth five yr are we ready have financial problems i don't approve of it things will get worse that's what we're expecting. turkey's dispute with
washington isn't the only factor affecting its economic prospects concerns over the independence of the country's central bank president ed one's ability to tackle soaring inflation are among other issues weighing on investors' minds. and this just goes beyond just this dispute between the us. professor of economics at the university. is the situation in turkey and how is everything. you know we need to see that these sanctions imposed by the u.s. are so cold smart sanctions and they aim on a very specific problem but at the same time they tried not to harm the whole economy so the direct effect of the sanctions i would not see a big one i would not expect a big one the reason why we have seen such
a big reaction last week on the exchange rate originates from the general problematic economic conditions inflation has risen again current account deficit is increasing so the country is moving towards a serious financial crisis day by day a crucial question is the sanctions have a signal and the question is whether other countries will react in a similar way and their financial investors serving the reactions very clearly turkey's worship with europe is also on the rocks but what role can the e.u. play in this dispute. yeah exactly the question is the americans have reacted very clearly would cause a one single pass or there are thirty german citizens and there are increasing war says that europe should also take such strong steps but one need to bear in mind that turkey has different interests with the european union compared to the us or
what's the worst that we have a migration deal as europeans with turkey we have also this financial integration a large extent of these loans in dollars and your terms for turkish companies are coming from italian banks or spanish banks so i'm skeptical that europe can act as heavily as the u.s. with respect to sanctions and the question is also whether we should do need because a collapsing financial system in turkey will have had a cost also for europe just let's talk with more about that is a is a collapse really eminent and in which way would it be limited to turkey turkey or would it would it have further consequences. so it is no exaggeration that turkey is moving towards a financial collapse because it's a tragedy how can an economy stabilize the exchange rate and the current account by
keeping this high growth rate so there is no signal that there is a political will to reduce this comes on certain based growth rates at the same time if this collapse comes of course we have a large amount of loans in italy and we know at the same time that italian banks have been in troubles for months or just remember after the elections how critical the situation was in europe and if turkey the financial system collapse in turkey the central bank in europe has also again to bail out italian banks and that will trigger a political conflict again and europe so in this bigger picture destabilizing turkey is not in the interest of the european union. thank you very much for this analysis. thank you. china says it's prepared for a long trade war with the united states the statement comes in response to
a series of tweets from u.s. president all trump praising the effects of trade tariffs that he has imposed this followed beijing's publication of a new list of retaliatory tariffs on u.s. products the family responds to washington starts to impose new duties on two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese imports chinese state media lashed out at trump and described the new u.s. tariffs as quote extortion. case international trade secretary liam fox says the chance of a no deal breaker is growing he blamed what he called the european commission's intransigence in an interview with the sunday times newspaper fox said there was a sixty percent chance the e.u. k. and the e.u. would fail to reach an agreement talks of hit a rough patch as the use negotiators have said that britain has failed to make realistic proposals the british government has so far insisted it has drafted
a mutually acceptable bags of plan promise of tourism a scab and harbor is split on how close the u.k.'s economic relationship to the e.u. should be. and so your business and here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you here on news people in indonesia rushed to their homes as they were hit by a second earthquake in a week hospitals were evacuated as the quake struck the audience of wrong balkan bali almost one hundred people are confirmed dead. today watching the news from berlin there's more news of course coming at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information on our website which is of course w dot com for much for joining us today.
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