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this is the news live from berlin bangladesh steps up security and ahead of sunday's general election government orders to block a mobile internet are adding to concerns about whether the polls will be green and they are look at the two main candidates and talk to our correspondent in the capital dhaka also coming up egypt says its security forces have killed forty suspected terrorists one day after a deadly attack near the visa pyramid. and with tens of thousands made homeless by indonesia's tsunami disaster means one volunteer doing her part to help those in
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need. to deal with. i'm calm ousmane welcome to the program final campaigning has wrapped up in the in bangladesh as the country prepares for elections on sunday one hundred four million voters and the predominantly muslim country are eligible to cast the ballots prime minister shake us enough is seeking her third consecutive term in office and her fourth overall tensions are running high in the country the opposition says thousands of their supporters have been arrested by authorities at least ten people have been killed and hundreds injured in pre-election violence. a former prime minister and the leader of the main opposition bangladesh nationalist party has been barred from running she's serving prison time for corruption. the opposition
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says her detention is politically motivated played as the and shake up in law in a decades long fight for control of. opinion polls but has seen up on course or a resulting win on sunday. even if you can find a few posters of a kind of as a hanging across dhaka she won't win this election against prime minister sheikh hasina zia the leader of bangladesh is conservative nationalist party or b.n.p. is in prison on corruption charges her supporters remain optimistic. this is so simple sentiments is growing there but i did in for about off the sentiment is the if. you will lose. what will it be and who support in favor of it back. during the campaign in peace supporters who are repeatedly violently mistreated thousands of them were arrested. this is supporters of the
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b.n.p. and other opposition groups are not safe in their homes police are arresting them this isn't an election this is a process of removing voters. the prime minister however doesn't agree with the opposition led by how they only want to sabotage the elections. the power struggle between shaikh hasina and hunted as he has lasted for decades it all began with a coup against shake his he has father in one thousand seventy one shaikh became the first president of bangladesh he tried to introduce a secular democracy but many people in the country were opposed in a military coup in one thousand nine hundred five he was killed along with much of his family sheikh hasina and her sister were the only survivors. kind of busy largely benefited from the coup her husband zio iraq money came to power in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven he founded the nationalist party and began
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a re islamisation of the country but he too was assassinated shortly after that. his widow took over leadership of the nationalist party in one thousand nine hundred one hundred as he became the country's first prime minister but in one thousand nine hundred sixty she was voted out of office sheikh hasina returned to power since then both camps have been in a battle for supremacy one party takes office the other makes accusations of corruption or fraud or they call for an election boycott with their leader there busy and now in prison it only seems to make the nationalists more determined this time they hope to show that even without their party chairwoman they can win a majority in parliament. corresponded nimish jase wall is covering election for us from the capital dhaka amisha we heard internet has been severely restricted what's
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the situation where you are and what led to that internet shutdown. well the incompatible violence might have been down for over three dollars now that there have been some talk in the city and lot of town doesn't know i'm in the comic strip nation why the internet so shut down on a standoff shut down also also don't because to prevent online credibility just that you communication cop told us that he's shot down because of the commission for security forces say that because it's a good when you're looking for the filming filter you could which might incite violence upon people because sometimes a good few points on standard pre-installed the opposition convents fifth column trying to shut down of good and bad elections at the prison on even. that because they believed to be going to be with those who put forth your position. you touched on there were those accusations i mean the current government they've been accused
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of cracking down on free speech jailing opposition members how concerned are election observers about transparency. clinton election observers have definitely expressed concern they've said that the linking i'm mentioning if you want to use them now over the box two weeks of campaigning out of the mentioned that have been defeated attacks going on position convoys the opposition of the democracy go out and campaign and in talk or in crowded in the box you get that have been talked here even well positioned full circle to appeal almost an effort to silence the opposition books that are going to be accusations coming from the opposition even off the list august alsina so there's definitely concern about how transparent the connection with you because it just seems to be an effort to silence the opposition by your income folks so why don't you belong to these would have been better to be quiet that concorde had construct down in concord for us on
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you have been the glory to the officer at the mo by a truck. don't get. out more about tomorrow i will voting does start tomorrow and just wall in the docket for us thanks very much. now to some the other stories making news around the world a strong earthquake has shaken the southern philippines the magnitude seven tremors struck south east of mindanao island a tsunami warning was issued but later lifted the quake shook buildings and develop city some two hundred kilometers from the epicenter so far no casualties or major damage have been reported. thousands have joined demonstrations across the sudanese capital khartoum calling for president omar al bashir to step down protests broke out in sudan earlier this month first against bread and fuel prices since then demonstrators have begun directing their anger at president bashir. e.u. commission president john has said romania is not fit to leave the block at the
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start of next year or said the country is too divided after nearly two years of anti-government protests over alleged i level corruption request is said to chair e.u. meetings for the next six months. is a turkish military assault on kurdish forces on the horizon a turkish t.v. station has broadcast images of what it says is a convoy of turkish military vehicles heading to the border with syria use the kurdish military or kurdish militia as terrorists and a domestic threat prompting warnings of military action across the border kurdish forces have been left vulnerable after that shock announcement that their ally the united states will withdraw all its troops from syria so now syrian kurds are requesting assistance from their former enemies in damascus which is sending troops to the flashpoint town of money each of them is seen for a potential showdown. meanwhile heavy rainfall in northern syria has caused
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widespread flooding and has hampered relief operations on the turkish border agencies say tents and relief supplies in several refugee camps in the province have been swept away by the floods food stocks and drinking water have also been affected refugees fleeing the war have been waiting for dates for assistance. authorities in egypt say police of killed forty suspected terrorists following a deadly attack on two wrists near the giza pyramids the interior ministry said three raids were carried out simultaneously in giza and northern sinai where the government is fighting an insurgency the targeted militants were allegedly planning further attacks on key sites. the crackdown comes less than twenty four hours after three vietnamese who are and their local guide were killed by a roadside all. vietnamese tourists were on their way to a light and sound show at the pyramids of giza instead they were struck by a deadly blast three of the fourteen tourists on the bus were reported killed
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another eleven were injured including the driver the group's egyptian guide was also killed. i was in a minibus returning from work when we heard a big noise and thought a car had fallen off the bridge. after that we saw people and taxi drivers running in saying that a bus was hit. with security forces descending on the smashed bus investigators from the scene said the bomb was an improvised device hidden next to a wall along the road which went off as the bus drove by egyptian officials noted the bus had deviated from a more secure route a claim the driver denied in local media the tourism industry vital for the country's economy has been struggling to recover from years of high profile terrorist attacks that have scared off isidore's yesterday's bomb attack broke a period of relative calm that had seen a tenuous uptick in tourism officials were quick to try to contain the potential
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wider damage by the. sometimes attacks such as this one can occur. it may even happen again in the future. and there isn't a country in the world we can say is one hundred percent safe. haven the beneath me of. egypt's government has pledged to find those behind the attack which no one has dust far claimed responsibility for. in indonesia the search for survivors and to news after last week's tsunami that killed more than four hundred people and thousands have gathered for mass prayers in the disaster zone paying tribute to the tsunami if it. with survivors also praying for safety going forward . meanwhile an army of volunteers is doing what it can to help both those who survived the tsunami as well as the search teams caught up with one woman who is making
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a difference using whatever equipment we confide. in disasters and people don't just save lives with spades and boulders is. equipped with pots pans and spatulas the volunteer cooks at this field kitchen also hugely important for survivors saya because you need since day one i work here every day from five in the morning to eight in the evening. so i can get with the other women because we can cook faster and better than the men i can't just stay at home it's a calling for me to help our friends. when the tsunami crashed into coastal villages of western java yeah wife first made sure her family was safe then she immediately set to help others. and although my family was not affected by the tsunami some of our friends and neighbors were i consider them a part of my family too.
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volunteers are busy working in this twenty four hour field kitchen where meals of chick and noodles fish and vegetables are being cooked for those who have been affected by the tsunami this particular field kitchen serves about two thousand five hundred to three thousand evacuees a day for them have lost so much in the tsunami a hot homemade meal provides a world of comfort but they also cook meals for rescuers like these gentlemen behind me they've just come back from a search and rescue operation and they tell us that it takes a lot of work a lot of energy to do what they do and it makes them feel good to know that someone is cooking. for them. to say honey is not a monthly bill and although all i can do is give my time and energy once i did makes me happy to know that i am helping those in need. i'll begin to believe.
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last weekend the times infinity is of west java where literally torn apart by the waves but that has only brought the community here closer together to some people helping is a way of healing. and the reminder of the top stories that we're following for you right now security has been stepped up in bangladesh ahead of sunday's general election the government's decision to block mobile internet access is adding to concerns about whether the vote will be free and fair. turkish t.v. has broadcast footage of what's believed to be a convoy of military vehicles heading towards the border with syria turkey has threatened military action against kurdish militias which ankara views as terrorists syria's kurds have requested protection from damascus now that their u.s. allies are pulling out. and don't forget you can always get news on the go just download are out from google play over from the apple store that'll give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as those push notifications
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