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this is bbc news. our top story. the opposition candidate in turkey has won a rerun of the election to become the mayor of istanbul. he defeated him by a greater margin hello, i am kasia madera in london. 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. the opposition in air canada is investigating to see just istanbul wins a rerun how passenger was left alone on a plane after it landed. of the mayoral election, tiffany adams fell asleep a major setback for the president. president erdogan on the flight from quebec to pushed for this rerun. he made it intensely personal. toronto. when she woke up, the plane was empty and you could only get help after finding porch. —— finding a torch. he said whoever wins istanbul wins turkey. he will 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, close to 200 days with hardly any rain.
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the impact of water shortages in the indian city of chennai. and jobs get shelved. the effect of trade wars on small businesses. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. it's 1am here in london, 8am in singapore and 3am 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 first time in 25 years the ak party has lost control of istanbul.
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they roared, notjust in victory but in celebration that their 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. thank you, my fellow citizens. this result does not mean a new page, it means a new beginning for istanbul. as votes were counted, his 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 dear
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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 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 hope in turkey. he has just dealt the biggest blow to recep tayyip 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 as the magnitude of this sinks in. turkish democracy, so pummelled over the years, still has life in it and tonight, it's thundering.
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mark lowen, bbc news, istanbul. 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. 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.
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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 ould ghazouani has won the presidential election with 52% of the vote. this means the 62—year—old former head of domestic security has won outright with no need to hold a second run—off. opposition 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.
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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 efforts against tehran. washington is planning to announced fresh economic sanctions on monday i think as this week begins, there is a real sense the international community is concerned about what is going to happen next. there has been praise in some quarters for president trump showing restraint with not going ahead with that military strike targets because there was fear that could spark serious conflict but there are still real flashpoints in the week ahead. first of all, we've had these cyber attacks on iranian
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military installations, for example, which is going to upset they run and 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 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? 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 important as far as they are concerned.
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it's difficult at the moment to kind of pin down what the us strategy is because of course, while president trump pulled back from those strikes, there were many in his administration including seniorfigures like mike pompeo and john bolton who are pushing for them to go ahead and we have the strange situation where mike pompeo is going to the middle east, offering the hand of friendship, saying he wants to have talks with iran. butjohn bolton and israel are threatening the people shouldn't take america's restraint as weakness. and there is still the chance of military action if, as president trump has said, iran behaves badly.
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attend has fallen down in the ngs straight of rajasthan. the religious ceremony that turned into tragedy. hundreds gathered around as rescue workers with heavy machinery tried to reach people trapped beneath. translation: there was a religious gathering when strong winds approached the tent and current spreader in the tent. those who survived and shock, their pain and anguish inconsolable. the office of the indian prime minister said the prime minister ‘s thoughts were with the bereaved families. 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.
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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 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 wars. bob wilson's business is selling electrical wire and cable. it has been hit by duties on the material it buys overseas and the finished product he sells to his customers. plans to hire two new fulltime staff have been put on hold. not knowing what the future is going to hold, those plans have since been put on the shelf. up until last year,
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bob wilson was a ca rd—carrying republican. he says the party has forgotten its pro—trade routes. we reallyjust truly don't know what's going to be happening. it seems to be, 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've been badly hurt by tariffs. so what our businesses are really looking for to be successful is a stable, predictable business landscape. they're not looking for drastic policy changes, they're not looking for uncertainty. just down the road from bob's cable business, sparks are 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 president trump. rome wasn't built in a day, things don't change overnight, and we have not 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's starting in the right direction. as well as america's manufacturing
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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 in the white house. samira hussain, bbc news, york, pennsylvania. lots more on the g20 meeting. still to come, more than the problems of global trade. and also on the programme, the london landmark becoming a luxury hotel. we go
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inside admiralty arch were building works of discovered secret tunnels and more. 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 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
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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. welcome back and thanks for staying with us here on newsday on the bbc. iam sharanjit with us here on newsday on the bbc. i am sharanjit leyl in singapore. and i am kasia madera in london. a main story. massive celebrations in istanbul as a major setback for president erdogan. american public secretary of state heads to the middle east to discuss iran with us allies. and let's take a look at some of the 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
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celebrating after a us drone was shot down last week. more on that on our website. 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 the headlines. borisjohnson still refuses to answer questions about why police were called to the home he shares with his partner last week. ongoing questions. sharanjit leyl, what because —— conversations are sparking conversations online? what because —— conversations are sparking conversations online ?m what because —— conversations are sparking conversations online? it is one that is terrifying if you are scared of the dark and being left alone. 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.
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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. —— quite an ordeal. 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. tensions have in simmering over the thorny issue of trade tariffs and could their face—to—face meeting help the situation? we can speak now to monica miller who is in singapore's port district. i know you are there and singapore has one of the most busiest ports. it is one of the most busiest ports. it is one of the most busiest ports. it is one of the many countries impacted by this global trade war. tell us what is at stake when the two leaders meet at the g20.
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is at stake when the two leaders meet at the 620. this is where we stand right now. the us has slapped 2596 stand right now. the us has slapped 25% tariffs on 250 billion dollars of chinese goods and in retaliation, the chinese slapped levees back on $110 billion worth of us goods. economists have been echoing for a very long time since this began, it feels like forever, but it has actually been about a year, that this will have an impact on global economic growth and courts like this behind me which as you just mentioned are some of the most busy in the world, will actually slow down. —— ports like this behind me. people are looking closely to see if they will be some sort of resolution. do we know why president trump decided to launch this trade war using tariffs? in theory, the idea is if you slap tariffs on imported goods and in this case, china, you are going to want to buy domestic goods, things that are made
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of —— made at home. this is a piece of —— made at home. this is a piece ofa of —— made at home. this is a piece of a much bigger puzzle for president trump. when he went into office he promised to, "make america great again". if you have cheaper goods, it will generate the economy but it will also punish china and he has had a big issue with the deficit these two have held and he has also had an issue with the way china handles its trade practices. he is ascending, he has sent, a very clear message to beijing and he says that he is not really going to back down. we have been talking a lot about the losers in this trade war but are there any winners at all from this? vietnam has become a very hot destination when it comes to making textiles and building factories. what us companies are looking at now is they are going to be hit with this tax and so they have been gradually moving their operations to cheaper places like vietnam which can offer virtually, you know,
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similar make—ups. we are also looking at cambodia as a place. but it doesn't stop atjust looking at cambodia as a place. but it doesn't stop at just textiles, we are looking at electronics, semiconductors, taiwan and korea are incredibly desirable places to do that. and we've look at the metal and agricultural sectors, you can go to south america. jillay has a very strong copper industry that are giving both countries are run for their money will. if you go to brazil, they are selling soybeans which is really hitting us farmers in the pocket. —— chile. small business owners in pennsylvania, as we we re business owners in pennsylvania, as we were just hearing, the folks that came out to devote the president trump other farmers. monica miller, of course you will be following this story for us from singapore's port over the next few hours. and as the trade continues to make trade tensions continue, we have a special section dedicated to global trade on oui’ section dedicated to global trade on our website. there you can find out absolutely everything to things like the pistachios that have police
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protection. apparently they are called sicily‘s green gold, they are so called sicily‘s green gold, they are so valuable. also how the united states used fizzy drinks in exchange for russian vodka. how they butted backin for russian vodka. how they butted back in the day at the height of the cold war. and also young people are drinking alcohol free beer and rather interesting, which country drinks the most of it. i think you will be surprised. all that and more on our website. 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. just a few years ago, the banks of the porur lake were overflowing. today, it's a different story. this lake is one of the main sources of waterfor chennai, but a lack of rainfall in recent
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months has left nearby lakes and reservoirs bone dry. the city's demand keeps increasing every year but the planning is not matching with the demand. when you talk about supply, the only supply is rain. unless it rains, it's going to be difficult to manage chennai's water problems. chennai relies on the north—east monsoons for most of its water, but that won't arrive until at least october. the city's booming it industry is suffering, too. some companies are limiting access to taps and toilets to reduce water use. others have asked employees to work from home, but there's a cost. they need high speed internet connection. once or twice they can connect
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from home but if it prolongs for a long time, it's a major risk to the business, actually. the government says it's looking for temporary solutions but residents, some of whom are paying increasingly high prices to private water suppliers, are wondering why it's taking so long and what will be done to prevent this 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. 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.
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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. 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
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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 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. 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.
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mark easton, bbc news, admiralty arch. it is such an imposing building. it is really strange it will be a public building. i hope we'll get to look inside. i'm kasia madera, you have been watching bbc news in london. it is a stunning building, i can't wait to see it too. stay with us. can't wait to see it too. stay with us. somethings are not going well and that is a sales of us wine which has a tumble in china. more on the us- has a tumble in china. more on the us— china trade war coming up on asia business report. something that has been very popular is this phenomenal goal in the semi—final of the malaysia and fa cup. wow.
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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. it's well worth another look. that's all for now — stay with bbc world news. hello. more of a 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 but with some fairly humid weather over the next few days comes a real risk of severe thunderstorms. not everyone will see them but where you do, an 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 to the temperatures will be later in the week, friday into saturday in particular. out there at the moment, fairly humid air with us as this weather system works its way northwards. we've seen some thunder and lightning attached to this rain, pushing into parts of scotland for the morning. some of the rain here could be heavy and persistent with quite
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a south—easterly breeze to go with it. there could be minorflooding, as i said, and that could give some travel disruption. further south, big puddles left in the wake from the overnight storms. and look at that — temperatures starting the day at around 18 celsius in central london. the atmosphere for monday is finely balanced. we've got the rain pushing northwards across scotland, still with rumbles of thunder. we mightjust see one or two isolated, sporadic thunderstorms break out through the day but it's a worst—case scenario in that we see a larger storm blossom across central southern england and pushing northwards as we go through into the afternoon. if that happens, again, flash flooding, some 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. not as warm as the weekend across northern and western scotland. more cloud here, still some outbreaks of rain and a bit of a breeze. some heavy, thundery rain into the evening and eastern scotland but then another batch of storms out from france which could be more severe, particularly across parts of central, eastern england. a bit of uncertainty about where they will be but frequent lightning, risk of flash flooding and gusty winds to go with it and a fairly oppressive night across the country with humidity levels continuing to creep up. it will be a humid start to tuesday, could be some impacts
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from the storms across central—eastern england in particular. maybe some in northern england during the morning rush hour, too. they will gradually ease away and things gradually turn quieter as we go through tuesday. one or two isolated storms can't be ruled out but most are becoming dry. still a fair bit of cloud but when the sunshine breaks through, with increased humidity, temperatures 25—27 in the south—east corner, 22—23 in western parts of scotland. a ridge of high pressure builds in for wednesday, doing a few things, clearing away some of the cloud, a lot more sunshine around, dropping the humidity levels in the north, cooling things in eastern coasts. the chance of one or two storms towards that south—western corner but they will clear through as we go through towards the end of the week. high—pressure builds in and pushing to the east of us, we will be dragging our air in off western parts of europe where we could see some record—breaking heat over the next few days. for us, here we could see temperatures climb to 26 to 28 00:28:54,970 --> 2147483051:51:12,199 degrees in western scotland 2147483051:51:12,199 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 and above 30 celsius in the south.
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