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part to open our. documentary starts in january thirteenth w. . this is b w news live from live reports of violence in bangladesh as it says go to the polls some one hundred million people are eligible to cost ballots with tight security and in place across the country prime minister sheikh hasina is expected to win another term amid accusations that a government is trying to stifle opposition. but it is also on the way in the
democratic republic of congo the country is choosing a successor a long time strongman leader joseph kabila after years of delay opposition parties are already calling the poll that. found after a senegalese player was subjected to racist abuse at a recent match supporters of a tally of the club not only take a stand against discrimination in football. i'm on your kids mackinnon thanks so much for joining me bangladesh has one hundred million votes has all go into the polls today in an election that's been marred by violence and allegations of political suppression by the ruling posse prime minister shaikh hasina is expected to win a comfortable victory and claim a third consecutive term. she's been praised for taking in hundreds of thousands of
ranger refugees who were fleeing neighboring it mean mom but critics accuse her of silencing political opponents including her tribal. is currently imprisoned on corruption charges around six hundred thousand security personnel have been stationed around the south asian country to quell possible outbreaks of violence but at least five people already reported to have been killed in election related violence. correspondent nischelle j as well is covering the election for us from the capital dhaka the polls opened a few hours ago we're hearing that several people have been killed already what can you tell us about how the situation is developing. well while talking which is where i am right now remains have been reports of deaths. reported that as many as nine people have been killed in different parts of
but even speaking about in different parts of bongo they should scuse me but even speaking about talk it is worth noting that while our time pulling centers we noticed noticed of the opposition party polling nugent's would move to be absent even inside the polling booths where representatives from all the bodies are supposed to be a bit ahead for to us find their names on the cd on the serial numbers on the polling mists of a nordo percent off the opposition nationalist party which is about of concern which some people have raised questions about but heavy security deployment across tosca and violence is already breaking out in other parts of the country. so does the opposition stand any chance asshole in the selection. well given that there's a serious lack of a lack of the bow the opposition's representation right now out in the field it kind of supports what the opposition has been claiming is that there is an uneven
playing field already opposition leaders have been coming out with comments saying that if this election is a free and fair run the real come to power of course that is a convenient game on the other hand we have to do in parties saying that they are on foot and that they will win a historic consecutive toward term bangor the issue it's important to note has a tendency towards and i incumbency this is this is going to be a historic third term because in the past the parties the leadership was always switched between the opposition bangladesh nationalist party led by karl of the cea and the current ruling party the album the league but we are the leader of the opposition is currently in prison if a party does somehow scored a victory we do not know who will be leading it over all the polls are predicting that the opposition will not be coming to part and she can see now becoming a historic fourth term now the current government has been accused of cracking down on free speech as he was saying jailing opposition members how concerned are observers about selection transparency in the selection. of all observers from
human rights watch and even other observers from countries have expressed concerns about the transparency of these polls now as electronic voting machines being used for the four star game and they are also reporting delicious and slow and that's one of the polling centers we were that actually we found many voters who were saying that they were not able to work because the serial numbers cannot be found of course the agents inside the election commission of the site said this was only a technical glitch no clear evidence off any kind of of would regain a ballot box stuffing has come out opposition leaders of course are claiming that they are hearing reports about this but right now as of now we are also getting reports from observers in dhaka saying that currently the election is proceeding as expected so this picture will be cured up later in the evening but concerns have been expressed. all right well reporting from doc thanks so much ok let's have a look at some of the other stories making news around the world at least twenty
two people have been killed and many a missing officer to wrench will rain triggered landslides and flash flooding in the eastern philippines more than twenty two thousand people fled their homes ahead of the storm rescue operations are underway but many of the affected areas are still under water so. yemen's who's the rebels have started to leave the red sea port of the data the withdrawal as part of a u.n. sponsored peace agreement signed earlier this month government forces however remain skeptical saying they need time to consider the withdrawal. and in france several cars have been set on fire outside the offices of a major newspaper it's unclear who torched the vehicles and what that it was linked to the yellow vest protest movement demonstrators blocked numerous roads across the country on saturday but the anti-government protests were smaller than in previous weeks. after more than two years of delay presidential polls have
opened in the democratic republic of congo but there also is that violence could overshadow the ballot votes is choosing a successor to joseph kabila who's stepping down off to eighteen years in power. for you knew a former oil executive is leading in recent opinion polls get international observers have echoed the concerns of congo's opposition parties that the election is not free and fair and three opposition strongholds will see no costing of ballots at all after authorities council the vote due to an. outbreak and ethnic violence. ok let's cross to contrast the now where when the back she is asked a polling station covering the story there for us when the voting has been underway now for several hours tell us how things are going. hi everyone things are going quite well for the moment. such a. growing insight to cooling stations some of them are struggling to find
their name on the deed but everything is going well and we are waiting for the results and see how soon we go on to the day now this is an electronic poll says voters to using electronic touch screens other any concerns about potential fraud with this kind of system. for the moment i i have to say that i didn't see something special i have seen that before the roads that did member of the polling station as i do not use and also deliver and they get everything you do you we are using everything for the first time so for the moment the reason no program over for a little something that can say everything is going well some people i read the shy and really worried about the process but there is some people to ask them
and explain to them what to do exactly the moment inside the polling station. now this vote has been delayed by two is could be less long to power how significant is this poll for the congolese people. but they're going to leave people in these cities paul he's a really important and big like the one we bring the change in the country only today i was i was the young man who. vision and he worked. very very early and i think you know why are you coming early this is really important for me the moment i. would think machine is really important to me because i didn't change my life he was really cool that that will do what will be ok to put people to have more jobs and who have to do all good things to have good
life so yes people have been waiting and put them maybe to change it coming but there also i didn't mean that we don't know exactly what is the we take this and. yeah ok wendy bash reporting from contrasts of thanks so much thank you germany is set to begin a two year stint on the united nations security council starting in twenty nineteen germany was elected to a revolving seat on the council along with nine of the country's they'll join permanent veto powers russia china the u.s. person and from so what germany's priorities and what are the chances of their success. new york in the summer of two thousand and eighteen. germany's delegation to the united nations celebrates their country's election by a wide majority to the u.n.
security council. to live up to this responsibility we don't want to shy away from difficult decisions we want to stand up and be counted. in the months that followed diplomats in berlin prepared extensively for that responsibility germany intends to put human rights climate change and women's affairs at the center of the agenda but it's clear that not everything can be planned the world is full of surprises. the security council. time to hold a meeting in berlin or think things over you have to be clear in advance how you want to position yourself we have to vote we have to say which side we're on the canon a look back april two thousand and eighteen france and britain fly aerial missions attacking troops of bashar al assad in syria germany approves of the action without taking direct part in it and ambiguous position how would you
decide on questions of war and peace in the security council and would they be able to arrive at common european positions germany is usually reluctant to send in troops and military interventions have often divided government opinion in the past . the meeting between the german and polish foreign ministers poland too will be on the council in two thousand and nineteen relations with the e.u. aren't always easy but germany hopes a few will speak with one voice in the un the signs are good. i'm an optimist. is concerned the goal is to amplify europe's voice within the security council and. germany hopes to form a front with poland belgium france and britain to fight for the original idea of the united nations including respect for international agreements and treaties.
crucial in the age of trump and poutine. you're missing the is a good mind we have to defend this concept with our friends and partners and with that we also have to deal with those who don't see things as germany does in. two thousand and nineteen should be a happy new year for the un that's germany's highest priority for its tenure on the security council. italian football club will play their next two home matches in a completely empty stadium after nothing a player. was subjected to racial abuse in milan earlier this week it was the latest in a series of incidents italian football with authorities struggling to eradicate the problem so in the absence of an effective official solution some fans are now taking it upon themselves to show racism the red card. do coulibaly has known italian football at its worst today napoli friends showed their
players a brighter side with their support ahead of their three two victory over blown you're on saturday a group of supporters distributed ten thousand flyers declaring solidarity with their defender it comes after coulibaly was racially abused by internazionale friends in milan on wednesday the after the game napoli coach carlo and she lost a few officials for failing to take action. but he was racially abused for the whole match. we asked the authorities to intervene that only announcements were made. they didn't temporarily suspend the matches we had requested them and that's i think would have been the right thing to do. while officials and or thora the struggle and fail to deal with the problem grassroots activities by friends off a more inspiring example. where
a group of friends when we come to the stadium we are passionate and this is unthinkable for us and it always happens wherever we travel with napoli these incidents shame italy shame everybody. italian football grounds are a long way from finally being free of racism but supporter initiatives like this one showed that progress can be made. now. staying in school in. the first clinging listen. door is granted all that arrives. turning back to freedom. in our interactive documentary. returns home on the w. dot com arena tanks.