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this is g w news lawyer from buying the record it turned out in hong kong local actions seen as a test of support for the territory's chief executive caroline pro-democracy protesters want to send her and beijing a message also coming out pope francis takes a stand against nuclear weapons as the pontiff makes a symbolic visit to not go back in japan where he calls upon the world's nuclear nations to scrap their off because. i have a whole free glad you could join me polls have closed in hong kong as district
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council election with turnout at nearly 70 percent higher than in any election in the territories history now the vote is seen as both a test of support for embattled chief executive kerry and as a referendum on the pro-democracy movement that has rocked the city for close to 6 months. the pro-democracy movement urged people to vote and they turned out in record numbers the selections are to closest thing hong kong hours have to direct representation a nearly half a year for unrest has left many feeling that enough is enough. people have been long thought a long. time. but time cooperate rowboat that mo this might mean it's worth of my mortal thank you. this and to do was to the people . hong kong's chief executive kerry lam also encouraged voters to turn out and
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appealed for a smooth and peaceful voting. we are facing an extremely challenging situation all the. things to say that the concept that. we should have that really. sets. the polis to choose council representatives who handle community level issues like garbage collection that may not seem particularly exciting in itself district councillors don't have any direct political power as the merely offer advice to discover meant but a song kongs district councils have long been dominated by the probe ageing as stablish meant pro-democracy voters are hoping to win majorities in some of the 18 districts this could earn them seats on the committee that elects hong kong's next chief executive. well let's get the latest now with our correspondent there on the ground charlotte chelsea impale who is with us now shot at polling stations and now
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closed it appears that we witnessed a moment of history that today. yes and they are joining me now from inside a polling station where the votes are being counted now we know today that record numbers of people have cast their ballots in this vote record numbers not just for these district council elections but record historic turnout in hong kong elections in history here tonight it really is a historic evening now both sides are claiming that that record turnout could benefit them it remains to be seen though what those numbers mean as in the coming hours we start to get those results coming in from these district council elections now what we can tell you is that throughout the day today outside polling stations we saw huge queues of people lining up to cost their ballots we heard from some people that they waited for up to 2 hours to cause their votes they told us that this was that opportunity to make their voices heard this after all is the 1st time
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that a vote like this is taking place since this unrest these protest movement here in hong kong began back in june so this really is being seen as you said is a referendum on both the protest movement and the clashes which are becoming increasingly violent and disruptive here in hong kong and crucially the authorities handling of that protest movement certainly very symbolic moment that despite the fact that at the end of the day we are talking about local elections but this is very different these a different times of course remind us what's at stake here. helen at these district council elections don't usually attract crowds of people like the ones behind me watching these votes being counted here in the polling stations they usually have very little fanfare here in hong kong and of course generally in the international community as well as you say that this time it is very different this
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being considered a bellwether as we've said for the popularity of the pro democracy movement here in hong kong now it must be pointed out that pro astonishment parties have long dominated these district council elections so any pro-democracy candidates the simply hoping to make gains any gain that they make any seat that they flipped will be considered a victory for the pro-democracy camps the starvation camp just trying to hold on to the seats that they've gone to one candidate here in this election told us that this vote has now not become not about the local issues as it has been in previous elections this is now a vote on where you stand on this pro-democracy movement now shall of there had been concerns that they could be violence any signs of that today. oh it's been peaceful so far today there are police gathered at all of the polling stations here in hong kong to ensure that it remains calm but we have seen on social media groups we have spoken to to pro-democracy activists who said that they
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did want today to remain calm they were very fearful in the days leading up to the to this election that any on rest could trigger the government to either council or suspend this election into a later date so we've heard that they are trying to keep this as peaceful as possible but helen are in a testament to some of the violence in the run up to this election we are currently in the constituency of the pro-democracy activist and protest organizer jimmy sham he has been attacked twice in the run up to this election most recently in the parent attack so he is among several candidates both on the pro democracy and pro stop of human side who have come under attack in the run up to these elections our correspondent shot at chelsea in hong kong reported on those pivotal municipal elections where vote counting is now underway charlotte thank you very much. as they can look now at some of the other stories making news around the world. former
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new york mayor michael bloomberg has announced he is running for president of the us the former republican became a democrat just last year and is one of the richest people in the wild he will 1st have to beat other democratic candidates just like to go up against president donald trump next year. security forces in the southern iraqi city of nasiriyah have opened fire on protesters killing at least 3 people the demonstrators have gathered on 3 key bridges in the city demanding the overthrow of a political class seen as corrupt and serving foreign powers while many iraqis live in poverty. now dozens of people have been killed in a plane crash in a goma in the east of the democratic republic of congo the aircraft came down in a populated area moments after taking rescue services say they have so far recovered more than 20 bodies from the scene residents on the ground including 9 members of the same family who are among the victims the small aircraft had 16
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passengers and 2 crew members on board. well for more now i'm joined by the w's wendy bash who is an expert on the region welcome to you wendy do we know anything about the what caused the accident at this stage right and who aren't as you said today in the morning this plane was traveling from goma to binny in the east and democratic republic go to cornwall and crash treat minutes after taking off the only scenes that we know for the moment i think nicole problem because yesterday the crash was reach you by the. team so in a state probably this was a problem of dignity actually and can we expect the rescue operations to continue do we know anything more about the victims. yes we know more about the victim base it at more most of them was people working for get ministration income logged out
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travelling for. all and from now we don't know exactly. if it was only it didn't go issue or and that issue but according to people on the ground it wasn't the problem and wendy what is the state of aviation safety in congo ok i've been asking people today because as soon as we heard the news and asking people on the ground and they said actually things moving on there is dignity call people who work for the certification and they need a national medical corps most of the time and of course want to see if everything is looking and according to them these may be. on the least so we don't know what happened but according to this education it was everything was coming down. when the bash a thanks
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a lot wendy thank you. for pope francis has called upon world leaders to scrap nuclear weapons the pontiff made the appeal during a visit to japan the only country to suffer and you care attack. huge crowds turned out and braved the rain to catch a glimpse of the pope it's the 1st people visit to japan for nearly 4 decades and not exactly the pontiff laid a wreath at a grain see room oriel for the 10s of thousands of people including $8000.00 catholics who perished in an atomic bombing in the final days of world war 2. francis told the crowds that he believes a world without nuclear weapons is both possible and necessary and the money spent on them could be put to better use. in the field in the inter is world where millions of children and families live in inhumane conditions
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. the money that is. and the fortunes made through the manufacture upgrading maintenance and sale of even more destructive weapons. from crying out to heaven that the. the pontiff is also visiting her russia the site of the 1st atomic bombing in 1945 on monday pope francis will meet survivors of the 20 live in fukushima nuclear disaster he'll also meet japan's prime minister shinzo abbey and emperor not hito and he will be hoping that they and other global leaders keep his calls for a nuclear free world. turning to football now and when does he get table toppers but i mention it allowed back travel to the german capital on saturday facing league newcomers only on baby now only on have shocked a few big teams so far this season and once again aims to cause an upset.
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with raucous fans in a tight knit squat in your lane is not an easy place to visit league leaders glad back knew an early goal would help silence the home crowd an entire stadium held its breast as patrick hammond's head came back off the post. take it all exhale not long after the jar found himself in space and headed to host since we're 15th minute lead i this was just 2nd goal of the season justifying his record to the starting line up to new. when close to doubling that lead to marcus invites and. the crowd back were posing the biggest threat and they should have leveled just before half time the normally clinical amazon player fluffing his big chance. fortress in the on was looking pretty solid and though the visitors dominated the
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2nd half play they had precious little to show us all their possession. it just wasn't their day typified when in your own breakaway in stoppage time sebastian anderson the man on target. the gleefully glanced in the deflected cross 2 had to play is giving any on another 3 points. we were called together on the we get the point so i don't know why. i think we should not think too much about it just keep on going we're called that is our way to go out and. it's very hard league had a hard moment and now we're having a good moment i want to own it as long as possible then you are now well and truly mixing with the best not showing up yet another win a retard 6 club. the same with football and players in the netherlands top flight use saturday's game to take a stand against racism after
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a game was suspended last week following abuse of a player know it i axes amsterdam arena and elsewhere across the country players stood still for a minute after kick off and a poor did with coaches and fans joining in the message racism and we don't play that was displayed on stadiums schoolbooks the protests followed a spate of racist incidents at football matches in the netherlands and throughout europe. to brazil now where there were aerial thrills and spills going to the kite boarding world championships and a local victory to cheer as well now competitors took to the beach in cold. move east and fishing village that has become a kite surfing mecca 17 year old valentine the dream because of colombia took the men's title meanwhile the women's when a new cuteness soul was even younger just 15 on the brazilian celebrated a popular victory in front. that's what you're up to date on out of
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