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plague. played. oh. this is d w news live from berlin turkey's president suffering a low and local elections the opposition celebrates as it gains control of the capital on for us the commercial capital is some bold book set to follow what does it mean for president arawak and for the future of the country. also coming up she could have faced death by hanging now in the abuse woman accused of killing the
north korean leader's hopped brother wins an early release we will have all the details on a bizarre case in malaysia and no laughing matter comedian volodin here is a lengthy wins the first round of voting in ukraine's presidential election he's come in well ahead of incumbent president petro poroshenko plops that's never been a. disaster for ferrari's shallows leclaire he loses engine power in the closing laps allowing lewis hamilton to win his first race of the season at the bahrain grand prix. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program it's being called a stunning setback for turkey's president wretch of thai of air to water for the first time in eighty years has a party has lost control of the capital. in local elections in need of greater blow
and one's main rivals the secularist c h p party are also on course to win the country's economic hub is stumble the elections are being seen as a test of aaron was leadership many voters say that they are unhappy with the way that he is handling the country's economic downturn. and we will cross to our correspondent in istanbul in just a moment but first here's some views of people on the streets about the outcome of this poll. deserve this result if i am a a.k.p. 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 that race was neck and neck. and you can is official on the day i don't think because of the current economic situation people who are has attended in for a k.p. . that's why the results were like this party but the a.k.p.
is still in power they did not lose completely. and you leon is covering these elections for us she joins us now from istanbul also 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 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 candidate 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 and nouns to victory for a crim in mahmoud saying that he's about sixty thousand votes ahead of the
a candidate have been early years or him so this is basically the first time east stumble with its fifteen million people will become well gets 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 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 compiling 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 istanbul and this is what the figures suggest right now then this would be a political earthquake for mr arrow and for the president it would be a sign that he and his party are offshore 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 i hope i got your question correctly so let me on. the economy was one of the most important issues issues in these elections you know many waters told us their personal economic situation has worsened over the past year the a.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 in so with inflation everything from you know vegetables to other things that you use in your daily life so much more important so there you have it that's the mood there on the streets yulia han who has been covering this election for us joining us there from istanbul yulia thank you so much for your reporting we'll check back with you a little bit later. on let's get
a quick check now some other stories making news around the world 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 theresa may has proposed brights a deal for the third time on friday may is facing major pressure from rival factions to leave without a deal the recall election or accept a much softer divorce. rapper nipsey hussle has been shot and killed outside of his own clothing store in los angeles the grammy nominated artist was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital two others were injured a former gang member hustled later became a community organizer and enjoyed wide respect in the signal corps and rescuers in the poll are working to reach a villages in the south of the country cut off by a powerful storm officials say that at least twenty eight people were killed and hundreds more injured when rains in a gale force winds tore down houses and flipped over cars and trucks.
japan has announced the naming of the era of the incoming emperor naru key to the japanese word great evil means pursuing harmony in english the name was kept secret ahead of today's announcement the current emperor is due to abdicate in a month before but it will be the first time a japanese emperor has stepped down in two centuries. 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 and malaysian judge sentenced don't teach long to three years and four months in prison over the killing the sentence will be backdated to her arrest in february of twenty seventeen meaning that she is due to be released in just a month kim jong nam died twenty seventeen after being smeared with a nerve agent at the kuala lumpur airport. and hartig who is our southeast asia correspondent and he is joining us now from
bangkok sebastian this is a very mild punishment for a woman who could have faced a death sentence what are we to make of this outcome. that's true sara 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 siti ice you see 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 wasn't 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. very different picture today she left the courtroom
with a big smile and her dad was there as well and he said he was really happy happy too and heard 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 and 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
a serious disruption of course in relations between malaysia and north korea and those up to that day in february when confirmed was killed at kuala lumpur airport those relations were very good and it stands to reason that now with 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 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 she will return home and that's most likely going to be it with this case sara. and heartache thank you. now pope francis has held a mass for thousands of catholics on his final day of his trip to morocco the pontiff called for dialogue between christians and muslims and respect for the rights of migrants morocco is a transit country for many african migrants trying to reach europe francis met some
of those migrants on sunday. the pope chose a simple setting to meet several dozen migrants in the offices of a catholic charity that provides aid and assistance to migrants the pope repeated a central theme of his visit to morocco. to us you are not the marginalized you are at the center of the church is heart. francis condemn the treatment of millions of migrants and challenge the international community to do more to provide refuge saying no one should be indifferent to suffering. is another major theme was interfaith dialogue after francis was welcomed by king mohammed the sixth both leaders affirm the importance of jerusalem as the holy city of the three major monotheistic religions this comes amid rising tensions between muslims and israeli security forces but the high point for the catholic faithful
was the final mass in a stadium in robot the vatican says it was the biggest mass ever celebrated in morocco only about twenty three thousand catholics live in the country many themselves migrants. let's take a peek now 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 has been on the new five g. telecom standard 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 g. to 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 efficient. five hundred times faster than 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 a 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 in the industry are 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. people and machines working together in harmony reality might not look much like this performance but still robots are getting ever closer to their human coworkers. and now to ukraine's presidential elections where a t.v. comedy star seems to have won the first or. around with over seventy percent of ballots counted volodin there's a lenski leads with a bit less than a third of the vote the forty one year olds is the star of a popular comedy show and has never held political office the incumbents petro poroshenko is lending second place in yesterday's election with sixteen percent of votes in his favor former prime minister yulia timoshenko is said to be knocked out
of the running in third place in the top two candidates advance to a runoff polls to be held in three weeks. so could you cranes top politicians soon be a comic nicolas connelly joins us now from kiev so nick as we heard there around seventy percent of the votes have been counted kenza linsky already been named as the winner of this round. get off the 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 is little chance of that being closed lots that was down to young people i'm here in front of the main building of kids university so let's getting very well amongst the under thirty's i think the interesting thing 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 essential there for more disputes and a narrowing 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. demerit selenski the comedian candidate joking at the ballot box asking if you can cast more than one vote 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 and 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 what you if you take overs alinsky is new he was not part of the system he was against the system and there are demands for change in this country. you would feel 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 . supports a landscape they just want to shoulder at. poroshenko is the president ukrainians have him 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 leave us
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 ukrainians 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 landscape campaigning tell us about the current state of ukrainian politics so i think it's definitely abouts. despair contempt deep disappointment among many about the state of ukrainian politics about the place your 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 mind on 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 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 rile people either way so it's more about a mood an atmosphere and trying to convince people that he will be the person to 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 another point that he really campaigned on was he said that he wants to undo the russian turn in ukrainian politics and he speaks russian himself we have to we have to note how much of
a vis particular point did this 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 the moment is more a cultural thing the political thing so he mixes ukrainian and russian languages during his campaign events he hasn't. taken from that that ukraine suddenly needs to go to make friends with russia indeed the kremlin had a candidate that they were almost indorsing who came to went to see prime minister russian prime minister richmond video of during the campaign and he only got 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. connelly thank you.
second twenty seventeen kenya and now it's the world's toughest ban on single use plastic bags the government outlawed their import manufacture and use they were replaced by another type of carrier bag that was meant to be re-used the idea was that this would reduce waste and protect the environment but as of today these bags called non woven are also outlawed didn't use catherine i want reports this is nairobi reeva a symbol of kenya 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. 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 the nonmoving bots came into the market but when they came into the market the way. that ancestor and was the they were. they had this that i
think ms and they were large enough and they were costing. i don't mean thirty and fifty initiatives so they were usable. and at the time we were not watered. 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 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 news in that the new bags 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 you could do a little better in terms of planning and what we need to think about these long term management of this kind of material and how they're going to be disposed of. in the event that they're not useful anymore. to the economy. kenya still lags behind in waste management with recycling eva done by private companies or informally by people who work at dump sites. but still no alternative to the nonmoving bags perhaps this latest ban will force kenyans to be more aware of the impact they have on the environment. now in sports in 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. ferrari charlotte broke the law record in bahrain to secure his first pole and he looked like topping up with a maiden grand prix when until a faulty engine saw his chances spotter wrote with just a few laps to go. looking behind him was lewis hamilton the briton took full advantage of misfortune to ease home and first with teammates making it a mercedes one to the clear to make do with third very hard one to take but thanks to the team for the amazing car and i'm pretty sure you know i'm sure it was 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 monegasques rival that will keep the briton on his
toes as he seeks a sixth championship. now we still have quite a while to go until christmas two hundred and sixty eight days to be very precise but that does not mean that our slacking off. what you going to see here now is reindeer racing these championships they're a big deal in lapland in northern finland they're held every year and have been taking place in science and fifty competitors on skis are pulled around a one kilometer track by these reindeer only the strongest and fastest are chosen with the winning racer crowned king of the race here. a quick reminder now of the top stories that we're following for you here at the w. turkey's presidential tyburn i want has suffered a blow in local elections after the main opposition party won the capital on corrupt and also books set to take istanbul voters are reported to be concerned over the state of the economy and in ukraine comedian billowed amir's
a lengthy has a strong lead after the first round of presidential elections with half of all ballots counted selenski is ahead with at least thirty percent of the vote the forty one year old has never held political office incumbent petro poroshenko is currently second to the seventeen percent. and with that you're up to date now and you know you news coming up next a global three thousand including energy chinese protests in siberia i'm sorry kelly in berlin thank you so much for watching have a great. after
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