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this is bbc world news today. our top stories... fireworks, music and celebrations at the brandenburg gate for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. chancellor angela merkel makes this plea on democracy and freedom. translation: the cannot be taken for granted are the need to be lived undefended day after day. around two million people in eastern india and bangladesh told to leave their homes as a powerful cyclone makes landfall. at least four protestors are killed in baghdad as security forces move in on anti—government demonstrations in iraq.
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and coming up... two of the biggest youtube stars face off in what could be one of the most watched boxing matches of the year. hello and welcome to world news today. special events have been taking place in germany to mark 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall. it was a symbolic moment that marked the beginning of the end of the cold war. the wall itself stood for 28 years, dividing families, friends and threatening nuclear war. earlier, german chancellor angela merkel placed a candle at the berlin wall memorial and warned people not to take democracy for granted. this evening saw a party at the brandenburg gate. amongst the highlights was a concert featuring
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the staatskapelle berlin orchestra. to round the evening off was a firework display, as germany remembered a key date in its modern history — a moment that led to reunification. jenny hill reports from berlin. berlin's getting ready to party. celebrations to mark a moment which shaped the world as we know it today. cornelia was 11 when the wall came down and the doors to the west were flung open. i remember also when we could go to the west part, the smelling. i would never forget about the smelling in the shops because it was such an amazing smell, i never had before. in 1961, with the world watching, east berlin became a prison. its citizens sealed off from friends and family in the west. 30 years after it fell, it is still a powerful symbol of division.
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there is not much of it left today. it is the focus of commemorations, led by angela merkel, who herself grew up behind the iron curtain. for monika, an emotional day. the wall, she told us, tore her family apart. she never knew her grandfather, who lived in the west. by the time the wall fell, he was dead. it was, astonishingly, a bloodless revolution, which followed weeks of street protests. many declared the birth of a new world order. one which some warn is at risk today. translation: the values upon which europe is founded, freedom, democracy, equality, rule of law, the preservation of human rights. they absolutely cannot be taken for granted and must constantly be defended. for germany, this is a bittersweet day. a commemoration of hardship endured,
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a celebration of freedom won but a chance too to reflect on new divisions. but tonight, lit up with celebration, berlin will simply remember the day so many never dared to hope would come. about two million people in eastern india and bangladesh have been evacuated from their homes as a powerful storm hits the countries. in the last few hours, cyclone bulbul has made landfall near the border of india and bangladesh, with winds of up to 120 kilometres an hour. one person has been killed in odisha state and another in kolkata. it crossed the coast at the sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, which is home to endangered species including the bengal tiger. our south asian editor, anbarasan ethirajan, has been following the progress of the storm.
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in the past, hundreds of thousands of people are killed in bangladesh in cyclones but they are working with the un and other agencies and have enlisted thousands of volu nteers have enlisted thousands of volunteers and what they will do firstly is sent text messages to mobile phones to various fishermen and villagers across southern bangladesh. they will then send them to different villages, using loudspeakers to tell people they need to go to safety. otherwise they will also use army and security forces, physically putting people into shelters. these are some of the matter is they use and they also use television and radio, warning people about the dangers. they have realised, unless they move to safety, that lives are in danger and that was one of the reasons why people think we can hide over and set on top of this roof and if we spend a few hours here we can save oui’ spend a few hours here we can save our lives. but bangladesh has learned its lesson and the disaster management has been pretty good for a few years. how vast an area expect
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to be affected by this? about 12 coastal districts and many fishermen have been warned not to go to the sea for the past few days and in the neighbouring state of west bengal we have reports of how the cycle is making an impact, a couple of deaths there. but the full extent, once a cyclone crosses india and bangladesh, we will know after a few hours because the authorities will then assess how much damage the cycle has done. our south asian editor. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. president trump says he's likely to release the transcript of a second phone call with the ukrainian president as early as tuesday. democrats have been asking for it as part of their inquiry to establish whether president trump violated the constitution, by pushing ukraine to investigate his political rivals. the bolivian president, evo morales, has invited the opposition for talks to try to end weeks of protests and violence following his disputed
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election victory last month. on friday police in several bolivian cities came out in support of the anti—government protestors with some of them calling for mr morales to resign. at least four people have been killed in the iraqi capital, baghdad, after security forces clashed with anti—government protesters. it's the latest in a wave of demonstrations in the country, demanding a complete change to iraq's political system. our middle east analyst sebastian usher told me more. what we have seen today is an attempt by the authorities to clear as much of the areas where the protests are being held, where they have been held for the past two or three weeks. they cleared three bridges which were giving protesters access bridges which were giving protesters a ccess fro m bridges which were giving protesters access from one side of baghdad the other so they could protest outside government buildings and foreign
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embassies. they have also gone nearer but not actually trying to get the president from the epicentre of the protest, the central square in baghdad, they have been clearing streets. as they have throughout, they have used extreme tactics, live gunfire, at least three people, we hear from gunfire, at least three people, we hearfrom medical gunfire, at least three people, we hear from medical sources, gunfire, at least three people, we hearfrom medical sources, have died through being shot an even more gruesomely, people have, one person has been killed by having a tear gas canister and these are heavy duty, almost like a grenade, shot into his head. there are horrifying images of the aftermath online and you can imagine that this is stirring up a great feeling amongst iraqis both there and abroad that no one is paying attention to what is going on in the authorities have now made a deal between themselves to try to finish these protests. we had the prime minister earlier today saying that he wants life to go back to normal, he acknowledged the protest had some justification and
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politicians have made mistakes and divide reform but his message was it is time to finish this, you have made your point. that was our medallist off middle east analyst, sebastien usher. at least three people are now known to have died in bushfires raging in eastern australia. and there are fears the number of casualties could rise. 1300 firefighters aided by water—bombing aircraft are tackling dozens of fires in baking temperatures fanned by strong winds. officials in new south wales say a hundred and 50 homes have burned down. among those forced to flee their home in queensland is judy shorland — she joins me now from the town of doonan. thank you for sharing your experience. what has it been like since you have had to evacuate? to be honest, it feels surreal because i have never been in this situation before and around where i live, we have never seen anything like this
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and run the country at the moment, between new south wales and queensland, situation is dire and quite horrific for everybody. the people and animals being impacted, i don't think it can be understated. did you feel at all prepared? were you able to leave with anything? what you have at the moment?” you able to leave with anything? what you have at the moment? i was able to get my personal papers and things like that, and the rest of it is all replaceable and i did not think too much about it, i have never been in the situation before andi never been in the situation before and i feel that it is unprecedented, what we are experiencing. so i think, my house is still standing and many other people are not going to get back to their homes. i think we just have to remember how many people are being impacted on the wonderful work being done by those trying to save homes and livestock. what are you hearing from the emergency services? any idea when
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you can go back home?” emergency services? any idea when you can go back home? i hope i can get back to my home tomorrow but the fire has been changed from moving fast to slow moving but it is still definitely a danger and i am not going to go home before i know it is safe so i am happy to be with my friends and just watching. i do hope to get home today, though, because obviously i want to see it and make sure it is ok. and ijust waiting, the last update did say that we still will not be allowed in on the township nearest to me, my home village, they have let people back in last night, which is great. they we re in last night, which is great. they were able to go back and go back to their homes so i am hoping today i will be going back. we wish you all the best and thank you for taking time to share with us this evening. stay with us on bbc world news, still to come... and all the sport live from the bbc sport centre —
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including england versus germany at wembley which attracted a record crowd for a women's football match. the bombastic establishment outsider donald trump has defied the pollsters to take the keys to the oval office. i genuinely believe he cares about the country. it is keeping the candidate's name in the public eye that counts. success or failure depends not only on public display but on the local campaign headquarters and the heavy routine work of their women volunteers. berliners from east and west lane turned and danced around the liberated territory. and with nobody to stop them, it was not long before the first attempts were made to destroy the structure. yasser arafat, who dominated the palestinian cause for so long, has
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died. palestinian authorities have declared a state of mourning. after 17 years of discussion, the result was greeted with an outburst ofjoy. women ministers who felt only grudgingly accepted and the rights of the clergy suddenly felt welcomed. this is bbc world news today. the latest headlines... germany celebrates 30 years since the tearing down of the berlin wall — as chancellor merkel says the anniversary should be a call for europeans to stand up for freedom, tolerance and human rights. and around two million people in eastern india and bangladesh have been told to leave their homes as a powerful cyclone makes landfall. india's prime minister, narendra modi, has welcomed the supreme court's decision to award a bitterly disputed religious site in the northern town
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of ayodyha to hindus. he called for a new india, free of hatred between religious communities. a mosque stood for hundreds of years before being destroyed by hindu extremists in 1992, leading to a national wave of sectarian violence. our correspondent is in delhi. they have waited decades for this. today, hindus celebrated. after they we re today, hindus celebrated. after they were granted land which had been bitterly contested. land here, in one of the holiest cities in india. ayodyha. but muslims have also worshipped here for generations and it is in this town that the 16th century mosque once stood. until it was torn down by hardline hindu groups in 1992. the communal violence which followed killed at least 2000 people across india.
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building a temple in ayodyha has long been a key plank of the ruling hindu nationalist bjp party's agenda. today was myjudgment is seen as a agenda. today was myjudgment is seen as a key victory for the party, which was led by president —— prime minister narendra modi. translation: india is known for unity and diversity and it has been reflected in the verdict, it is a golden chapter in the judicial system of india. out but some wonder where that leaves the secular values india was built on. translation: i think this country is on its way to becoming a hindu nation, bjp and its allies are driving this agenda. muslims will be given a separate plot to build a mosque while many believed to date? verdict had something to both sides, will it make a lasting difference in healing this country's religious divides. rajini vaidyanathan, bbc news.
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in the united kingdom, flooding and rail cancellations are badly affected parts of the north of england and the midlands. it follows recent torrential downpours, that caused rivers to burst their banks. our correspondent fiona trott reports from south yorkshire. the village residents are leaving behind. the roads in fishlake are like rivers tonight, unless you have a boat the only way to travel is by tractor. at times like these, local farmers are happy to help out. it is how emergency supplies have been reaching residents. all of them alarmed by how quickly it happened. i've never seen it like this. in all my life. apparently it flooded in 1933 or so. i've never seen it this bad. some people here have decided to stay, but for one woman that is not an option. the prospect of being trapped could not be more serious. we only moved in five weeks ago. i'm waiting for a transplant. 13 miles away in bentley, residents are counting the cost of the clear up.
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all of this has got to be replaced. diane cordon's family were flooded in 2007 and could not afford new insurance was they say they want help and the council is not providing it. as soon as possible, we need skips. they say that the wagons cannot go through because of the water. cars are managing to get through as you can see, so can a wagon with a skip on the back of it. what are we supposed to do with this? get on with it? leave you to it? what are we supposed to do with this rancid, smelly, contaminated stuff. doncaster council has described the situation as highly complex and says it has been very difficult to predict and control future events. in derbyshire, matlock has been one of the worst affected areas there. the woman who died after being caught in floodwater near darley dale has today been named as the former high sheriff annie hall. she has been described as a great leader who will be hugely missed.
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it will be weeks before this village and others like it reach some kind of normality. in the meantime, the government says it has launched an emergency fund so local authorities can help safeguard peoples lives and property. fiona trott, bbc news, doncaster. in a few hours, the boxing world could see one of most watched fights of the year. but it's not professional boxers taking to the ring — it's two huge youtube stars. ksi from the uk takes on american logan paul in los angeles. it's a rematch — their first fight last year ended in a draw. the pair have a combined a0 million subscribers on youtube. joining me now from los angeles is wally downeer, the boxing reporterfor the uk's sun newspaper. thank you forjoining us. for the
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uninitiated, explain to us a little bit about who these boxers are and why there is so much interest in this? if someone who was over 30, i would not know who they were either until they burst onto the boxing scene, two youtubers, orfloggers, like logan paul, a0 million followers, as you mentioned, and kay si made his name filming himself playing computer games, a big thing and i. filming reactions to scoring goals. he had an amateurfight against a rival british youtube star and that ended with him winning and as the fight finished he called out logan paul and they then boxed to a draw in manchester and this is the big rematch. it is a very strange event, a fairly new event and eve ryo ne event, a fairly new event and everyone who stands to profit from it are saying lots of nice things but has not gone down well in the
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traditional boxing world. tell us more about that. this does seem to be attracting a younger audience, one that is not traditionally into boxing. what is a professional world saying about this? it is pretty divided and i would say the majority of british boxing, coaches or fighters, think it is making a mockery of their sport and it is not something most fighters have to start really young, sacrificing so much, but there are some that recognise that selling tickets is the hardest thing to do in boxing. there are lots of great fighters that never reach their full potential become a champion because they cannot sell tickets, they might come from a part of the country that does not give them a following and they might not have an outgoing personality so there is something to be said for the fact that these guys have created their own brand and they have made themselves so popular that i think they are looking to sell around 2.5 million pay per views and that is something that anthonyjoshua would dream of for
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his match. some fighters understand and appreciate what they can do and they are probably a little jealous of it. i must put you on the spot. who will win? from what i have seen at the media workouts that we have been attending here at venice beach, logan paul will be the better athlete, he wrestled in america, as the young guys do, and you can see he is quite big and strong. looks like we lost him. wally downes he is quite big and strong. looks like we lost him. wally downeer in los angeles. thank you forjoining us. now all the sport. we start with football and bayern munich might look for a new manager but they made it back—to—back wins ata but they made it back—to—back wins at a thrashing borussia dortmund a—0 in the german bundesliga to move within one point of the leaders, monchengladbach, and lewandowski scored twice to continue his incredible run, he has scored in all 15 of their european and league matches this season and meanwhile, matthaus pacino scored the opener as
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inter milan beat fredonia in serie a to go top, ahead ofjuventus. in la liga, benzema scored twice as real madrid won for nil at eibar but barcelona can replace them at the top of the table if they beat salt of ego, which they are currently doing, 3—1 with over one hour played. —— celta vigo. in the english premier league, leicester city are up to second on the table after beating arsenal 2—0 at home, jamie vardy‘s 11th goal of the season but the inform side on their way. and then they doubled the lead thanks to james maddison, clinching victory, a fourth consecutive league win for leicester. a great victory for us against players that can really hurt you, lacazette, aubameyang, top players who can find the pass. but we were able to manage that threat and play some great football also. chelsea are third
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after beating crystal palace 2—0, tony abraham scored his tenth league goal of the season in the 52nd minute before pulisic sealed all four points. it is their sixth consecutive premier league win, moving them above manchester city, who play the leaders, liverpool, on sunday. there were wins for burnley, everton and newcastle. and sheffield united are fifth after draw at spurs. a record attendance of 77,768 watched england's women at wembley stadium this evening. but they couldn't give their fans the victory over germany they came to see. it was 1—1 going into the final minute of normal time when klara buhl got the winner to give germany a 2—1win. onto day three of the world para athletics championships where there's been plenty of action again in dubai. it's been a great day in particular for new zealand's lisa adams — who continued the tradition of sporting success in herfamily.
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here's our reporter kate grey. day three of the championships and we have had some outstanding performances across the track and field with multiple world records being broken, the highlight has to being broken, the highlight has to be new zealand's lisa adams, winning gold in the f 37 shot put, only taking up the sport two years ago thanks to her very famous sister, valerie adams, the olympic champion in the shot put and she encouraged her sister to take up the sport and has since been her coach and clearly it has paid off with some very experienced hands by her side. here she has smashed the competition, lisa broke the world record and will definitely be one to watch next year in tokyo. looking to the track, there was much anticipated event, there was much anticipated event, the teeth 5a 800 metres, which had the teeth 5a 800 metres, which had the rising star daniel robert rock from america versus the defending
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champion, from switzerland. the american had good form coming into this, winning the boston marathon and the london marathon and he is here to switch onto the track events and he is certain —— he certainly did, leading from the beginning and nobody could catch on, got close in the final 100 metres but it was the american who was victorious, winning his first world title and marcel had to settle for the silver and we will see the american over the course of these championships as he goes again in the 1500 metres and the 5000 metres. brilliant performances, let's hope it continues for the week. kate grey reporting from dubai. that's the sport. thank you. a reminder of the top three... special events are taking place in berlin to mark 30 years since the fall of the berlin wall. it was a symbolic moment that marked the beginning of the end of the cold war.
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the wall itself stood for 28 years, dividing families and friends. a year later — and germany was reunified. that 8- that 8— thanks for watching. goodbye. today had a cold, frosty start and did not warm up very much. some of us did not warm up very much. some of us had more rain and notjust rain, some snow there into the welsh hills in shropshire, very wintry for a time today, thankfully we have not seen time today, thankfully we have not seen the huge amount of new rainfall in those areas seeing the worst of the flooding but there are still some severe flood warnings, head to the website for full details about the website for full details about the areas affected by those and at the areas affected by those and at the moment. this is where the rain is setting overnight, it will be across parts of england, southern half of england and wales, easing and intensity, some hill snow mixed m, and intensity, some hill snow mixed in, northern ireland hurling drier
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but i see as temperatures dip away in the frost sets in, so ice and untreated surfaces and a risk across parts of northern england and scotla nd parts of northern england and scotland for that as it turns cold and frosty here as well. under lodge to clear skies. the low pressure that but today's rain is pulling away southwards, with the gap between weather systems of this becomes important as we look at the longer forecast but as for the number on sunday, it is looking much quieter, could be fog patches across southern parts with a good deal of cloud and some patchy rain to start the day, a little clearing southwards as it brightens up and parts of eastern england and scotla nd parts of eastern england and scotland might catch the odd shower but most places will be dry and a good deal of sunshine around, cutting over northern ireland for the afternoon and it will feel warmer where we exchange the rain today for sun—dried tomato but still in the chilly side. it will turn wetter for the evening in the chilly side. it will turn wetterfor the evening in northern ireland, here is a next weather system living in, some snow to the hills of scotland, particularly north of the central belt, very wintry start to monday morning here and some snow at least on the grounds, of the higher roots,
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because the system is pulling away and temperatures head up a little bit overnight after a chilly start to the night. the last of the rain for that system cutting away from south—eastern parts on monday, behind that it is sunshine and showers and plenty of these packing in across the north west of the uk, some of these still wintry on higher ground and it is a blustery day on monday, it will feel chillier in the stronger wind. and then we will look at the big picture, low pressure is still close by, going from monday to tuesday, still some showers around and that will gradually on tuesday go to be easing so showers easing on tuesday, and there is another wet weather system coming in from the atlantic, and that is coming in on wednesday...
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this is bbc world news — the headlines... germany celebrates 30 years since the tearing down of the berlin wall — as chancellor merkel says the anniversary should be a call for europeans to stand up for freedom, tolerance and human rights. around two million people in eastern india and bangladesh have been told to leave their homes — as a powerful cyclone makes landfall. flights at kolkata airport have been suspended for twelve hours. at least four protestors are killed in baghdad, as security forces move in on anti—government demonstrations in iraq. there've been deaths in other parts of the country as well.
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at least three people have died and five others are missing in bushfires in australia.


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