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and. this is news live from berlin turkey's president suffers a blow in local elections the opposition celebrates as it gains control of the capital ankara the commercial capital is stone cold looks set to follow what does this need for president the end of one and the future of the country. also coming up she could have faced death by hanging now a vietnamese woman accused of killing the north korean leader's half brother wins it early released we'll have all the details on a bizarre case in the latest up and don't laughing matter comedian below tamir
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zaleski wins the first round of voting in ukraine's presidential election he's come in well ahead of incumbent petro poroshenko plus. the perfect. exists aster for ferrari's charles looks there he loses the engine power in the closing laps allowing lewis hamilton to win his first race of the season at the bahrain grand prix. i'm sara kelly welcome to the program it is being called a stunning setback for turkey's president wretch of type erda one for the first time in eighteen years has a party has lost control of the capital in local elections and an even greater blow air to one's main rivals the secularist c.h.p. are also on call. forced to when the country's economic hub is stumble the
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elections are being seen as a test of everyone's leadership many voters say that they are unhappy with the way that is handling the country's economic downturn. and you leon is covering these elections for us she joins us now from istanbul so yulia what's the latest where you are now. well right now i'm outside the main opposition c.h.p. the election coordination center here in istanbul so this is where they've basically spend the past night in the past hour as a lot of people coming and going inside there's a huge media crowd a turkish journalists international journalists as well they are all waiting for the man of the day so to say economy mom although the opposition candidates who according to the figures we have right now one is stumble in these turkey local elections just earlier today the high electoral commission here in turkey announced
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a victory for it crim. saying that he's about sixty thousand votes ahead of the a candidate have been a year there him so this is basically the first time is stumble with its fifteen million people will become will get an opposition may stumble is considered to be the biggest prize in these elections of course we still have to wait for a final official result but it is simple is such an important city there is a saying in turkish politics whoever wins istanbul wins turkey and i guess that's the message of today so inside now people are preparing for maybe assembles a new mayor to give his victory speech and as they prepare yulia as those political dynamics there shift how damaging are these election results for heir to one himself. well the city of course is
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enormously a port important for president al gore and he rose to power here in istanbul when he became mayor in the one nine hundred ninety s. and then you know later became prime minister and now he's the president so this is his hometown so to say his base where he rose to prominence he was companion so. hard in these elections actually as if there were in fact about himself and about mayors and local representatives see how the several compay in speeches a day and a many analysts now say this really is a strong setback a symbolic blow to him and his ruling party the analysts we talked to before the elections told us that if the opposition really manages to win and this stumble and this is what the figures suggest right now then this would be a political earthquake for mr adelman for the president it would be
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a sign that he and his party are off for all not invincible and it really can't be emphasized enough just how important the economy was in this particular election just walk us through what role it played. i hope i got you know i hope i got your question correct me on. the economy was one of the most important issues issues in these elections you know many were sold as their personal economic situation has worsened over the past year the k.p. ones rose to power on a platform of economic growth and rising living standards for millions of pious and conservative turks but now turkey is in the midst of a recession joblessness is high and so is inflation everything from you know vegetables to other things that you use in your daily lives so much more important earlier today actually we went to a conservative pro a.k.p.
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neighborhood here in istanbul because we wanted to learn about the reactions of conservative voters of mr voters and if we have the time let's let's listen to what these people had to tell me. deserve this result i am in a peace supporter but they tricked people so they deserve this. i wasn't expecting this i was expecting the a.t.p. to win by a landslide but the race was neck and neck. and you can save the show on the big i don't think because of the current economic situation people who are has attended ng for a.k.p. so we thought that's why the results were like this. but the eight k. p. is still in power they did not lose completely. so there you have it that's the mood there on the streets you leon who has been
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covering this election for us joining us there from istanbul thank you so much for your reporting we'll check back with you a little bit later. let's get a quick check now of some other stories that have been making headlines around the world japan has announced the name of the era of the incoming emperor naruhito the japanese word for a bring the eva means pursuing harmony in english the name was kept secret ahead of today's announcement the current emperor is due to abdicate and the mom it will be the first time that a japanese emperor has stepped down to century. british lawmakers are set to meet again on monday to seek a way forward on the country's process that's after they rejected prime minister teresa mayes proposed gregg's detail for the third time on friday may is facing major pressure from rival factions to lead without a deal called an election or accept a much softer divorce. rapper nipsey hussle has been shot and killed outside of his
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own clothing store in los angeles the grammy nominated artist was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital others were injured a former gang member hustled later became a community organizer and enjoyed wide respect in the city for. the vietnamese woman accused of murdering the half brother of north korean leader kim jong un has pled guilty to the lesser charge of causing harm a malaysian judge sentenced to be individual to three years and four months in prison over the killing the sentence will be backdated to her arrest back in february of two thousand and seventeen meaning that she is due to be released in just a month kim jong nam died in twenty seventeen after being speared with a nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport. hugh. who is our southeast asia correspondent and he is joining us now from bangkok so
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bustin this is a very mild punishment for a woman who could have faced a death sentence what are we to make of this outcome. you know that's true so if she had been convicted of murder then she would have faced a death sentence but for that to happen the prosecutors would have had to show and provide evidence for intent to kill now they couldn't do that so that's one of the reasons why they entered this plea deal and you also have to take into consideration that the other suspect in this case the indonesian woman. c. she was released without conviction just a few weeks ago and at that time it was already unclear for observers and also for of course those involved in that trial why the indonesian woman and the suspect was it wasn't released at the same time considering that these two cases were virtually identical in she didn't understand it either at the at the time she broke down in tears in the courtroom and very different picture today she left the courtroom with
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a big smile and her dad was there as well and he said he was really happy happy to and her stepmother spoke out from indonesia and she said that she will be awaiting her step sister her step daughter to come home presumably in may and then there will be a pic waiting for her so they're going to have a big party sarah and meantime i mean look at this case itself are investigators any further. along when it comes to finding out you know who ordered who was behind the attack on kim jong un's half brother. well the four main suspects in this case were for a north korean men and they left malaysia directly after the attack and they were never seen again and it's very unlikely that we will ever see them again so i think also the malaysian government they're keen on getting this trial behind them and getting this whole this whole case behind them because it caused
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a serious disruption of course in relations between malaysia and north korea and those up to that day in february when kim term was killed it. airport those relations were very good and it stands to reason that now the malaysian government they want to they want to normalize those relations and get them back on track so it's very likely that this is going to be it with this case and now we have that one conviction and the lawyers said she's taken responsibility for actions but she's not a criminal so then whenever she's released to return home and that's most likely going to be it with this case sara. and heartache thank you bustin. on that we're going to have a peek at what could be the factories of the future the largest industrial technology fair in the world has opened in the german city of hanover much of the focus this year is hot how on the new five g.
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telecom standard could work experts believe that it will transform the world of work. look don't touch simpler i contact control says machine is this hands off robotic arm the future of automation the latest technologies like this one here on display at the hanover trade fair technology is a very powerful and a.t.m. but only if you use them to the right purpose you know and the purpose for example in this example by deploying. visual control and i control technology is to make life easier for the work actually. within a year or two five cheat acknowledge e is set to change the way manufacturing is done and hand over prototypes show how the faster flow of data improves production processes and makes factories more
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efficient. five hundred times faster the actual technology we have and we will use this in our production for at and also for quality systems that means we can get closer to real time data connection and real time intelligence systems five g. is on everyone's mind not only engineers but also politicians german chancellor angela merkel is against excluding companies like who away from infrastructure updates when they're getting the fia off i don't think we should exclude anyone per se but we should rather make sure we set the right standards for our networks and make companies that here to them. be prudent machines working together in harmony reality might not look much like this performance but still robots are getting ever closer to the human coworkers. now to ukraine's
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presidential elections for a t.v. comedy star has opened a commanding lead in the first round but over. half of all ballots counted followed a mere selenski leads with at least thirty percent of the vote the forty one year old is the star of a popular comedy show and topped opinion polls prior to the vote has never held political office incumbent petro poroshenko is partly in second place with seventeen percent former prime minister yulia timoshenko is said to be knocked out of the running in third place. so could you crave top politicians soon be a comic is nicolas connelly joins us now from kiev so nick as we heard there around seventy percent of the votes have been counted cancel inskeep already been named as the winner of this round. could offer news there well i don't think there's much chance of that commanding lead as you said of a ten percent that selenski has in front of president bush abortion because there's
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little chance of that being closed lots that was down to young people i'm here in front of the main building if he has university selenski doing very well among the under thirty's i think the interesting things to look for today will be for the battle for second place so all the polls consistently giving petro poroshenko the lead there but it's only a couple of percent and here in ukraine it's the top two candidates who go into the second round so there is counting going on the tymoshenko team says that they have regions regions where they do well haven't counted yet so potential there for more disputes and an airing of the polls but yesterday was all about selenski and that shock when i mean we journalists talk about political earthquakes too often but this really was this was someone who came from nowhere and who only announced his candidacy on new year's eve so let's take a look at how. he got to this place. full of demerits alinsky the comedian candidate joking at the ballot box asking if you can cast more than
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one villain for the camera. zelinsky comes to the candidacy by way of a hit t.v. show called servant of the people where he plays an outsider elevated to the presidency. so does playing a president on t.v. teach you how to do it in real life supporters and analysts have different views. i don't know if there is such a person as the protagonist in the series but i'd like to believe in that with you it's a view that it was can move resilin ski is new he's not part of the system he's against the system and there are demands for change in this country. selenski may not be entirely outside the system many say he's in the pocket of an oligarch who owns the t.v. channel selenski program appears on who opposes present president petro poroshenko
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people don't support the landscape they just want to shoulder. poroshenko as the president ukrainians have and now the chocolate billionaire who rode his confectionery fortune to the presidency in the last election to many he represents everything that is wrong about ukraine now corruption and low living standards he made his name as a pro european anti russian candidate and he's sticking to it the british that we have passed the test for our european ways and it means everything we do to head in the european direction is absolutely right with an outsider comedienne all but poised to become president many of craniums do not seem to believe he's playing games with the country's future. so let's talk a little bit more about that future nick because i mean what does the lenski is campaigning tell us about the current state of ukrainian politics
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so i think it's definitely abouts. dishpan contempt is a deep disappointment among many about the state of ukrainian politics about the pity of class that is being in charge here for the past decades a sense that ukraine hasn't lived up to its huge potential that the my don revolution five years ago didn't change enough fast enough the economic situation is still very tough real living standards are lower than they were before the mud on the war lots of millions of ukraine's have left the country in search of work so there's definitely a desire to punish the current politicians and that political class zelinsky is very he is very unwilling to give too much detail about his plans he's trying to convince people that he's about a new generation coming to power shaking things up and breaking with the ways the past without giving too much detail that might royal people either way so it's more about a mood an atmosphere and trying to convince people that he will be the person to
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really change things and to allow specialists in their various different subjects to change things whereas he's just the outsider who doesn't have to be next but he doesn't have any political experience he's going to let these people change this country this country fundamentally and you know and another point that he really campaigned on was he said that he wants to undo the russia full term in ukrainian politics and he speaks russian himself we have to and we have to know how much of a vis the secular point didn't really play in his popularity and his campaign. i think it definitely does appeal to many voters he is russian speaking in his private life and he makes no secret of that i think at the moment it's more a cultural thing the political thing so he mixes ukrainian and russian languages during his campaign events he hasn't though taken from that that ukraine suddenly
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needs to go to make friends with the to putin's russia indeed the kremlin had a candidate that they were almost indorsing who came to went to see prime minister russian province to meet you made a video of during the campaign and here you go about ten percent of the vote so the moment i think it's a cultural thing it's he's trying to take away from the divisiveness that has come from five years of conflict with russia but so far doesn't have a concrete political end game nick connelly thank you. and when twenty seventeen kenya announced the world's toughest ban on single use plastic bags the government outlawed their import manufacture and use they were placed by another type of carrier bag that was meant to be reused the idea was that this would reduce waste and protect the environment but as of today these bags called non woven are also outlawed catherine one thousand has the story this is nairobi river
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a symbol of kenya's struggle to fight pollution in two thousand and seventeen the government banned single use plastic bags to reduce the amount of plastics in the environment they were replaced with non woven poly put piled in bags which are supposed to be reusable. but from the looks of this riverbank it seems these bags do more harm than good there was a vacuum and not move and bugs came into the market but when they came into the market the way. that ancestor and was to they were. they had this that i think ms and they were large enough and they were costing. i don't do in thirty and fifty initiatives so they were usable. and at the time we were not worried. the national environmental management authority says that since the ban the market has been flooded with a standard known woven poly proposed in bags that can only be used once and people have often thrown them away improperly the environment authorities felt forced to
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act the national environmental management authority has banned the importation and manufacture of these non woven bags and are now looking for alternatives that don't pose a threat to the environment. many kenyans support the latest bad enough the new bats are just like other plastic bags they pollute the environment for. some environmentalists feel that the government should not just pos regulations but also improve waste management from where i sit i think that part you could do a little better in terms of planning and what we need to think about is long term management of this kind of material and how they are going to be disposed off. and event that they're not useful anymore. to the economy. kenya still lags behind in waste management with recycling eva done by private
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companies or informally by people who work at dump sites. but still no alternative to the non woven bags perhaps this latest ban will force ten years to be more aware of the impact they have on the environment now to bundesliga soccer and frankfurt have made it five league wins in a row they overpowered stood guard to move into fourth place. the frankfurt faithful were hoping to see the home side continue their run and leap frog gladbach in the standings and the hosts duly set the tone from the opening whistle with luke your pick shooting just wide after a mere three minutes play you. looked up held out till the break but thought cost of his forty fifth minute finish from an acute angle gave frankfurt the advantage. and cost to double of his towering summing home an incredible pass from on to a real bitch just after the hour mark for his fifth goal of the season.
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with five minutes left in regular time journey to cost a third yo bitch for an entire to finish up his own three nil frankfurt your bitch is sixteen league goals have been tied for second miscarrying charts. the victory sees frankfurt moved to fourth place with their best run in years putting them in champions league contention. and the bottom of the bundestag a table is nearly as tight as the title race but shall have finally managed to put some space between themselves and the bottom three thanks to a win on sunday at hanover. who would hold their nerve in this relegation battle david's return to the shelter bench has seen a predictable focus on defensive stubbornness who they did a low hendrik vitae and a sniff of govt early on was xander nubile to the rescue for shelter. as expected this wasn't the finest spectacle but shoka showed just
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a bit more quality and took the lead on thirty nine minutes she was so dominated one nil with his first goal for the royal blues he did well to kill benyamin stumm billy's cross and hung over gave him the freedom of the penalty box to pick his spots. kind of a press more after the break but we're ultimately toothless. florida news leo's shot kissed the bar i. couldn't find a way past nubile. one know the final score relegation looms ever closer for heart over a shot at take a step towards safety. formula one racing lewis hamilton has won the bahrain grand prix his first victory of the new season but the reigning world champion was given a real scare by a twenty one year old ferrari driver who came within a few laps of victory. the shuttle broke the law record in bahrain to secure his first pole and he looked like topping not with
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a maiden grand prix when until a full engine saw his chance a sponsor wrote with just a few laps to go. up i think i am. looking behind him was lewis hamilton the briton took full advantage of misfortune to ease home and first with teammate. making it a must see these one to the clear to make do with third very hard one to take but it's thanks to the team for the amazing weekend and i'm pretty sure we'll come back stronger and i'm sure has a devastating result for him because he had done the job to win the race so we were definitely lucky today but you have to take it as it comes a first win of the season for a clearly grateful hamilton but a warning shot from his young money rival that will keep the briton on his toes as he seeks a sixth championship. quick reminder of the top stories that we're following for you turkey's president. has suffered a blow in local elections after the main opposition party won the capital and also
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looks set to take istanbul voters are reported to be concerned over the state of the economy. you're watching news from berlin i'm sorry kelly our documentary film is up next on franco's long shadow spain and the stars of the past that's next thanks for watching.
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