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kasia madera in london. the opposition in istanbul wins a rerun of the may oral election, i real setback for the president. president erdogan push for this rerun. he was certainly regret that tonight. the american secretary of state heads to the middle east to talk to allies amid extreme tensions with iran. also on the programme, jobs getting shelved. a report from america's
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industrial heartland on the impact of trade wars on small businesses. close to 200 days with hardly any rain. the impact of water shortages in the indian city of chennai. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. it's midnight here in london, 7am in singapore and 2am in turkey's biggest city istanbul where thousands of opposition supporters have been celebrating on the streets after their candidate has been re—elected as mayor. it's the second time he has won this year. in march he narrowly beat a candidate from president erdogan‘s ak party, but the result was annulled.
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this time he increased his lead to nine per cent. its been seen as a rebuke to the president his worst political setback in decades. mark lowen is there. they roared, not just they roared, notjust in victory but in celebration that there turkey still exists. an opposition that's waited 25 years to control istanbul but long felt incapable of success, savoured its moment. ekrem imamoglu has brought in the hope they craved with his optimistic message, rebuffing attacks with smiles and he won by a landslide. translation: i asked god for this result to bring good fortune to our nation in istanbul. he protected 100 years of democracy in this country. on my fellow citizens. this result does
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not mean a new page, it means a new beginning for istanbul. as votes we re beginning for istanbul. as votes were counted, is victory was clear against a former prime minister with near total dominance over the media but in concession, a conciliatory note. translation: i hope that our dearfriend will serve note. translation: i hope that our dear friend will serve istanbul well and we will do our best to help them accomplish his work. recep tayyip erdogan has towered over turkey as mayor of istanbul himself, then prime minister and president, a key globalfigure in prime minister and president, a key global figure in everything from security to syria, he has polarised turkey. after claiming irregularities after the first mayoral elections in march, he pushed for a rerun. this fresh loss will prompt talk of the beginning of the end. there he passes ekrem imamoglu, the new mayor of istanbul and the opposition‘s new great open turkey. he is just. and the opposition‘s new great open turkey. he isjust. the biggest blow
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to erdogan in the president's 25— year political career and tonight feels like a watershed moment for this country. the party will go on late into the night is the magnitude of this sinks in. turkish democracy, so of this sinks in. turkish democracy, so pummelled over the years, still has life in it and tonight, it's thundering. michael owen, bbc news, istanbul. i caught up with mark and began by asking him how ekrem immaoglu acheived this victory. he's done it and he's done it in a spectacular way. ekrem imamoglu has one by a crushing margin after the second time that the istanbul mayoral election was held. in march, ekrem imamoglu won just buy a sliver, 13,000 votes, but he has won by hundreds of thousands of votes separate him from his opponent, a
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former prime minister, a political heavyweight and founding member of the ak party party. how did he do it? with a positive message of hope, that vast swathes of people of this country desperately craved. they have been pummelled by president erdogan, the opposition side of this country. they desperately craved and yearned for something to be able to represent them and give them back hope and positivity and optimism and ekrem imamoglu has done that and so it isa ekrem imamoglu has done that and so it is a huge national significance. why? because president erdogan pushed for this rerun and he made it personal. he said whoever wins istanbul wins turkey. he will certainly rue those words tonight. he certainly will. what does this mean for turkey in the future of the country and mr erdogan himself? well, in some ways, president erdogan is still secure, is still president, the party and coalition have dominance in parliament, the
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next elections are not due until 2023 but it is expected they will probably be brought forward now because splits in his party are beginning to emerge and they will now deepen after this crushing defeat and the vultures are circling, really, and what it means is that it will hasten talk about the post— ekrem imamoglu era and will be seen perhaps as the beginning of the end for him. for him and his supporters, but will of course be very crippling for the side of the country that has felt hopelessly divided, incapable of challenging erdogan, they will feel the wind in their sales tonight and thatis the wind in their sales tonight and that is a very rare feeling in this country. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. police in hong kong have condemned the behaviour of protesters who besieged their headquarters on friday as illegal and irrational. the protesters had demanded that the police apologise for their handling of previous demonstrations against a now—suspended extradition bill. they've also called for the planned legislation to be scrapped altogether.
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also making news today — hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in the czech capital, prague, demanding that the prime minister, andrej babis, resign. the billionaire businessman is facing a criminal investigation overfraud worth more than $2 million. he denies any wrongdoing and says the allegations are politically motivated. the collapse of a building under construction in cambodia is now known to have killed 18 people. rescue officials said more than 2a others were hurt when the structure came down in the coastal city of sihanoukville. four people have been arrested, including the chinese owner and the head of the construction firm. mauritania's electoral commission has announced the ruling party's mohamed 0uld ghazouani has won the presidential election with 52% of the vote.
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this means the 62—year—old former head of domestic security has won outright with no need to hold a second run—off. 0pposition candidates say the election was marred by irregularities and they intend to contest the result. police in india say they have recovered seven bodies believed to be those of a british—led group of mountaineers who went missing in the himalayas a month ago. they were hit by an avalanche near the base camp of the country's second highest peak, nanda devi. the search operations for the last missing climber starts again on monday. us secretary of state mike pompeo has departed for a series of diplomatic talks with key american allies in the middle east, amid escalating tensions with iran. mr pompeo will visit both saudi arabia and the united arab emirates in order to co—ordinate
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efforts against tehran. washington is planning to announced fresh economic sanctions on monday i think is this week begins, there isa i think is this week begins, there is a real sense the international community is concerned about what is going to happen next. there has been praise for president trump showing restraint are not going ahead with that military strike on iranians targets because there was fear that could spark serious conflict but there are still real flashpoints in there are still real flashpoints in the week ahead. first of all we've had these cyber attacks on iranians military installations which is going to upset they run and behind —— beyond that, the details are also going to anger the iranian leadership but on the other hand, iran is making clear it will breach its international nuclear deal in the days ahead. it's going to have more enriched uranium and it's allowed to under that agreement and
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thatis allowed to under that agreement and that is going to put pressure on relationships so at the moment, you do have the sense that while things have may be deescalated very slightly, it still remains very tense and there is a chance of the us and iran really getting into something of a very serious argument in the days ahead. chris, how much support will mike pompeo get from us allies in the middle east?|j support will mike pompeo get from us allies in the middle east? i think really, at the moment, the real concern for the likes of the uk is to keep around sticking to the details, those agreements and rules, so details, those agreements and rules, so important as far as they are concerned. it's difficult at the moment to kind of pin down what the us strategy is because of course, while president trump pulls back from those spikes, there are many in his administration including senior figures like mike pompeo and john bolton who are pushing for them to
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go ahead and we have the strange situation where mike pompeo is going to the middle east, saying he wants to the middle east, saying he wants to have talks with iran. butjohn bolton and israel are threatening the people shouldn't take america's restraint as weakness. if as president trump has said, iran behaves badly. you are watching news down the bbc. still to come, we hear from american businesses bearing the brunt of the global trade war in the week that president trump ‘s meeting his chinese counterpart to talk tariffs. also coming up, how the people of the indian city of chennai have been struggling to live and work in the face of serious water shortages. members of the neo—nazi resistance movement stormed the world trade centre armed with pistols and shotguns. we believe that, according to international law, that we have a rightful claim
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in certain parts of this country as ourland. i take pride in the words "ich bin ein berliner." chapman, prison—pale and slightly chubby, said not a single word in open court. it was left to his lawyer to explain his decision to plead guilty to murdering john lennon. he believes that onjune 8, god told him to plead guilty and that was the end of it. the medical research council have now advised the government that the great increase in lung cancer is due mainly to smoking tobacco. it was closing time for checkpoint charlie, which, for 29 years, has stood on the border as a mark of allied determination to defend the city. this is newsday on the bbc.
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i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories. massive celebrations in the turkish city of istanbul as the opposition wins a rerun of the mayoral election. a major set for president erdogan. in the american settle —— secretary of state adds to the middle east to discuss iran with us allies. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. the new york times international edition has more on the rising tensions between the us and iran. it describes members of the revolutionary guards celebrating after a us drone was shot down last week. the financial times is leading with our top story, istanbul's mayoral election, where a resounding victory for the opposition, doesn't bode well for president erdogan. and in london's metro, a domestic incident involving the frontrunner to become britain's next prime minister continues to dominate borisjohnson still refuses to answer questions about why police were called
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to the home he shares with his partner last week. now, what stories are sparking discussions online? air canada is investigating after a passenger was left alone on a plane after it landed. tiffani adams fell asleep while flying from quebec to toronto and when she woke up the plane was empty and in darkness. she managed to attract attention after finding a torch in the cockpit shining the light through a window. she couldnt use her mobile phone as it had run out of power.
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at the g20 meeting in japan this week, all eyes will be on president trump and president xi as they meet to try to defuse the trade war between the world's two biggest economies. president trump's enthusiasm for slapping tariffs on imports is seen by many as a major threat to prosperity around the world. but what do american businesses make of their president's apparent enthusiasm for trade wars? samira hussain has been speaking to some of them in pennsylvania. the fortunes of york pennsylvania we re the fortunes of york pennsylvania were built on manufacturing. heavy industry remains essential to the local economy. and it is communities like these that acutely feel the impact of president trump's trade was. bob wilson's business is selling electrical wire and cable. it has been hit by duties it buys overseas and the finished product he
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felt that excels to his customers. —— the finished product he sells to his customers. it has been put on hold. not knowing what the future might hold, the plans have been put on the shelf. up until last year, bob wilson was a card—carrying republican. he said the party has forgotten its pro— trade routes. republican. he said the party has forgotten its pro- trade routes. we really just don't forgotten its pro- trade routes. we reallyjust don't know what's going to be happening. it seems it changes from day—to—day, depending upon a tweet. the uncertainty is particularly difficult for small companies to weather but york is also home to some big manufacturers who have already said they have been badly hurt by tariffs. so what our businesses are really looking forward to being successful is to be a stable, predictable business landscape. they are not looking for drastic policy changes, they are not looking for uncertainty. just down the road from the cable business,
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sparks flying at this sheet—metal company. despite the fact that the cost of tom mckee's raw materials have gone up, he remains steadfast in his support for donald trump. rome wasn't built in a day, things don't change overnight. we have not been on a level playing field for yea rs been on a level playing field for years and the man down in washington, dc, you know, he is what he is, but i think he is starting in the right direction. as well as america's manufacturing base, places like york also make up president trump's electoral base and will be key in the next election. america's industrial heartland gave president trump his first term in office and although there are those that believe these trade disputes are hurting the us economy, mr trump is betting it will win him enough support from small companies and will give him another four years support from small companies and will give him anotherfour years in the white house. samaria hussein, bbc news, york, pennsylvania.
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we can now ‘s big two monica miller in the port district. you are by one of the world's busiest ports there and we know this is impacting global trade as well as american businesses. so what is at stake at the 620 businesses. so what is at stake at the g20 summit when president trump meets president xi jinping? the us government has slapped 25% on $250 billion worth of chinese goods and in retaliation, the chinese shot back by slapping tariffs on $110 billion. we are dangerously close to what would be a full—blown trade war these two don't come to any sort of resolution by the end of the week. 0ne resolution by the end of the week. one potential outcome could be that the us shoots back i taxing $300 billion worth of chinese goods which is virtually everything that the us can tax. monica, do we know why president trump picked this particular wall western michael white tariffs? —— picked this
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particular war, why tarriffs? white tariffs? —— picked this particular war, why tarriff57m brings up the price of stuff that is bought from the outside which makes it easier or makes customers want to buy things domestically which then ads back into the economy. this is a piece of the puzzle to much bigger picture of make america great again. we just heard from small business owners out of pennsylvania who are saying that, you know, they have two very different opinions, but what president mike trump present —— promised people was that he was going to bring jobs and equal the playing field with the way china and the us do business and this is the way he has chosen to go about it. we keep hearing about the losers in this trade war, but are there any winners in it? well, interesting enough, here in our region, vietnam is doing very well because of this. the us companies that have
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manufacturing businesses in china are now looking for other ways out, they don't want their products to be hit with these taxes. so then i now moving to vietnam which is offering everything that they need in their pipe chain but we are also looking, when you talk about semiconductors, electronics, you have taiwan and korea nearby. and then you get into the metals and agriculture. well, that america is offering cheaper options at this point. you have china that produces copper, you have soybean producers that are coming out of argentina and brazil and this is really going to hit the pockets of some of these american farmers who voted for president trump. monica miller, by the singapore port. you will be there for the next few hours taking a look at this issue for us. the southern indian city of chennai received some much—needed rain showers over the weekend. it comes after nearly 200 days of no rain leading to a serious shortage of water. chennai is known as the detroit of india for its booming auto sector. and the city is also home to a large number of it firms. the bbc‘s zoe thomas has more.
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just a few years ago, the banks of the paul blake were overflowing. today, it is a different story. this la ke today, it is a different story. this lake is one of the main sources of water for chennai. lake is one of the main sources of waterfor chennai. but a lack lake is one of the main sources of water for chennai. but a lack of rainfall in recent months have left nearby lakes and reservoirs bone dry. demand keeps increasing every year but the planning is not matching with the mud. when you talk about supply, the only supply is rain. unless it rains, it is going to be difficult to manage the water problems in chennai. they rely on the monsoons for the water. the it industry is suffering, too. some companies are limiting
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access to taps and water toilets to reduce use. workers have asked employees to work from home but there is a cost. once or twice they can connect from home but it is to the business, actually. the government is saying it is looking for temporary solutions but they are paying increasingly high prices and wondering why it is taking so long and what will be done to stop it from happening again. when the uk government decided to sell off one of london's landmarks admirality arch, best known as the gateway to the mall and buckingham palace, building work got underway to turn it into a hotel. it was only then that it was discovered the arch is also an entrance to a network of secret tunnels. mark easton went to have a look.
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familiar backdrop to a century of british ceremonial — the secrets of admiralty arch are now being unearthed. we've been granted exclusive access to see what's happening to one of london's most famous landmarks. inside, edwardian opulence and memories of old battles. the ghosts of navy commanders haunt the corridors. winston churchill, louis mountbatten, reminders that admiralty arch was the residence of the first sea lord when britain ruled the waves. it is also where ian fleming, working for naval intelligence, created james bond, and down in the basement one discovers a network of secret tunnels stretching beneath westminster, filmed for the first time. there are strange corridors, bunkers with heavy doors and combination locks. the spirit of the cold war lives on in the basement. little is known about who or what happened down here, but we do know about their subterranean billiards room.
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from the coronation of george v to the queen's diamond jubilee, the arch has spanned the state processional route for 100 years, but in 2012 it was sold for £60 million as part of government austerity measures, and not everyone's happy that this significant public building will soon advertise itself as a waldorf astoria hotel. but the last first sea lord to live in the arch is confident this building's proud heritage will be protected. i think the old and bold who are now no longer with us would be disturbed to think that admiralty arch was going to become an hotel. i'm not. i couldn't be more pleased that this building is going to be properly looked after. so was that found here? yeah, we found this here. the new owner, spanish investor raphael serrano, tells me he understands he is merely custodian of a much loved corner of britain. it is our obligation to make sure
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that the building looks as it is, a genuine iconic building, and with respect of the british traditions and the location where the building is located. so it won't have waldorf astoria all over it? once the only people who could access this building were civil servants, sailors and spooks. but now the dusty old corridors are being restored to theirformer glory as the secrets of admiralty arch are revealed at last — including, of course, perhaps london's most splendid view. mark easton, bbc news, admiralty arch. what a fantastic access to such an iconic building. you have been watching newsday. i'm kasia madera in london. and i'm sharanjit leyl in singapore. stay with us. and before we go, we'd like to leave you with these pictures. it's this amazing goal from the semi—final of the malaysian fa cup. it was scored, from inside his own half, by herold goulon. his free kick flew into the net to complete a 3—1 victory.
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it's well worth another look. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello. more of the feel of summer in the weather this week but with some fairly humid weather over the next few days comes a real risk of severe thunderstorms was not not everyone will see them but where you do, and increased risk of flash flooding around. later this week, the sunnier side of summer will return with most places dry, blue skies overhead, but highs and the temperatures will be later in the week, friday into saturday in particular. 0ut there at the moment, fairly humid air with us as this weather system moves northwards. we are seeing thunder and lightning attached to this rain, putting into parts of scotland for the morning. some of the rain here might be heavy and persistent with but quite a south as to —— south—easterly breeze. they could be
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mine of love —— flooding. further south, big puddles left in the week. temperatures are starting at 18 in central london. the atmosphere in monday is fairly balanced. pushing into scotland with rumbles of finder. this is a worst—case scenario that we see a larger storm blossom across central southern england and pushing northwards in the afternoon. if that happens, again, flash flooding, gusty winds and frequent lightning is possible. away from it, when we see the sunshine come out, it will feel pretty warm especially in the south. more cloud in scotland with outbreaks of rain and a bit of a breeze. some heavy, thundery rain into the evening in eastern scotland but then another batch of storms out from france which could be more severe, particularly across essential eastern england and a bit of uncertainty about where they will
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be but frequent lightning, a risk of flash flooding and gusty winds to go with it and a fairly oppressive night with humidity levels creeping up. astart night with humidity levels creeping up. a start to tuesday, impacts from the storm across essential southern england in particular. some in northern england during the morning rush hour, too, which will gradually turn quieter as we go through tuesday. 0ne turn quieter as we go through tuesday. one or two isolated storms can't be ruled out but most of us staying dry. still a bit of cloud but when the sunshine breaks through, with increased humidity, temperature is 2223 in western parts of scotland. 0riginal high pressure building for wednesday. clearing away some of the cloud, a lot more sunshine around, dropping the humidity levels in the north. the jazz of one or two storms towards that south—western corner that they will clear through as we go through towards the end of the week. high—pressure building and pushing to the east, we will be dragging our air in of western parts of europe where we could see some record—breaking heat over the next few days. for us, here we could see damages claim to 26 to 28 degrees in western scotland and above 30 celsius in the south.
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ah yes i'm kasia madera with bbc news. our top story. the opposition candidate in turkey has one the rerun of the election bit come the mayor of istanbul. he defeated him by a greater margin than the march poll. mike pompeo has left for a round of talks about iran with middle eastern allies. washington is planning to announce fresh sanctions on monday. air canada is investigating to see just how passenger was left alone on a plane after it landed. tiffany adams fell asleep on the flight from quebec to toronto. she when she woke up, the plane was empty and you could only get help after finding porch. —— finding a


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