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this is due to the news coming to you live from berlin it was the nice when the room turned to the red people around the world marvels at the longest lunar eclipse to take place this century will show you some of the dawning images of the drugs made multiple. campaigning winds down it had symbolically the first presidential election since mugabe era the opposition says it expects monday's hopes it will be flawless little lawyer to karrar a. greek senators return to their charge holding. the government
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didn't do enough to prevent devastating what farmers. amount thank you for joining us well the longest lunar eclipse this century has left people around the world in all called a blood made for its reddish color in places it was visible at different times in africa asia australia europe and south america as an extra trace the planet mars made its coast this approach to earth since two thousand and three appearing big and bright next in may. it was the night ancient greek ruins got a fresh coat of beauty the night the moon was fully in the shadow the night of the longest lunar eclipse of this century. was.
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from a nasa observatory the splendor of the blood moon so-called free to deep red color was in full view. was. its no wonder these soldiers in brazil forgot their duties momentarily joining a group of star gazers on the beach to watch the celestial wonder. when we did that it was very interesting to see the beginning when the moon appeared when it became very clear i thought it was very pretty and i liked the planet mars even more which you could see right next to the moon which. the total eclipse lasted for nearly two hours while the partial freeze went on for about six. a phenomenon that occurred as the moon passed through the darkest most central part of the earth's shadow. not to worry if you missed it though there will
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be another lunar eclipse in general next year but don't expect it to continue for more than an hour the next time a lunar eclipse will last as long as this one won't be for another one hundred five years. it's been called invalid ways the most important election in four decades voters there are preparing to choose a new president and parliament it's their first election since longtime authoritarian leader robert mugabe was asked it from power last year opposition leader nelson chamisa has threatened to protest if monday's vote is manipulators is accusing the country's electoral commission of bias and a lack of transparency cheney said faces a very close race against president. who's hoping to win a full term of his own after succeeding. polls show me with a very small lead but many voters are still on to fight it's.
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correspondent. is in harare for me on the story of the early elections will take place on monday what is planned for today. there is a lot planned for today and even for happening already right behind me there at the two rallies happening by both the center p.f. to. ruling party and the opposition m.d.c. i'm right now be at the stadium you see behind me is where madam gaga is going to be addressing his voters the people of the supporters of the senate here shortly convincing them to really put the cross next to his name on monday and not far away from here chamisa will be of course addressing his supporters as well there are tens of thousands of people here sixty thousand people fill up the stadium and also to me says speaking we are expecting the same amount of people so will be
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a busy and exciting day over here so a very busy and very excited crowd there and else in chimneys that isn't challenging and resentment and god what's their message to the voters not only. both candidates are really advocates for change here and zimbabwe and this is exactly what the voters are looking for they're hoping for a free a less corrupt and of course economically striving country difficult tasks to attain misto mine god has promised he will move on from them in iraq he will make the country less corrupt and economically strong but remember he was part of the very government that has been responsible for this disastrous state of the economy and for violent oppression then we have to me so who is promised at the centralization of power and big changes when it comes to the infrastructure also
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a bullet train a very speedy one but he is not out outlining what he's taking the money for for that so we shall see and of course he will be struggling with the economy as well. and let's not forget as well as him by way has had a long history of election violence and voter intimidation are we going to see a fair election this time around. what i can tell you is thus far these are for sure the most and also transparent elections if they really will be is an entirely different question though what has been possible which has not been possible before is that the opposition can go out even outside harare to be compared to be addressing that supporters the intimidation still seems to be that although if it is happening it's on a more subtle level it's not as open and it's not as brutal we have internet ok
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service here as well. but yeah of course l b it will be difficult still to retain fair elections not only curate thank you very much reporting for us there from harare. now some of the stories making news around the world officials in afghanistan say at least three people have been wounded after medicine's attacks as a training center for midwives in the eastern city of witnesses said there were several blasts and gunfire there have been no claims of responsibility so far a government spokesman says that the attack was to terrorism. firefighters have managed to contain a large blaze and the german capital berlin it broke after earlier this week and burned through some fifty hectors both several munitions from world war two exploded juge the flames and address in rural areas has left forest drawee and from
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about the summer the warmest in decades. now to those fires in greece which are among europe's deadliest this century a country's prime minister alexis tsipras says his government takes political responsibility for the devastating wildfires that killed more than eighty people residents in the affected area near an act and have criticized the government for failing to warn them about the danger authorities pointed to indications of arson and say that the situation was made worse by people building illegally in dangerous areas reporter shot a chosen pill went to investigate. this is the place the nothis once called home again his wife lived here on the second floor now blackened and burned for as a scarred by this tragedy he's now joins the growing chorus of voices angered authorities for not doing enough to limit the scale of this disaster could. have over the effort of no one cared to notify the residents to leave their homes.
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initially we could see the fire far away in the mountains. see the flames reach their houses in five minutes nobody informed us that we were in danger. he takes me up into his home now filled with memories of the night he had to run for his life. his calendar still marking the day at the finest station. he tells me that he's happy to be alive. living directly on the beach he and his wife were able to flee to the safety of the sea you're going to be gone so many who lived in land once so lucky reverse programmers to know this is house is one of many buildings here in monte built illegally along the waterfront on the night of the fire is buildings like these that block the route for people desperately trying to flee to the safety of the sea walls like this one made access even harder
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essentially leaving people trapped in lands to bend to their depths if they did then manage to reach the corridos like this one they go on to the waterfront they often then found that there were no steps leading down on to the beach is known a girl fell to her death just a few meters from him. people here now want and says why were these pleas safety violations ignored by the government for now though all authorities can do is assess the damage. enough this is lucky his house is still habitable almost going the inspectors say they're doing all they can to help residents like him try and rebuild their lives in a kind of golf but i doubt the engineer will register the damage and submit the repair estimate to the ministry for approval i want to stress that the state is present we here we're helping people we're with them all of us should have a vision to bring the country back to its feet just like alexis our prime minister has sent his most people get to go like so with was lost so enough this doesn't
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know when he'll be able to return home but now he can only wait and hope that authorities can provide the support to this community so desperately needs. the charity from heaven to its penultimate stage today and are the from sports desk is here to talk us through all the action well ours yesterday saw the final stage through the mountain through the parodies did live up to expectations you think well they say that stage nineteen of this year's tour de france is the most exciting stage as you said there in the pyrenees mountains it's. the route is more than two hundred kilometers you're going up the mountain you're also going down the mountain reaching speeds of more than ninety kilometers an hour anything can happen and of course all eyes are on the man wearing the yellow jersey and that is get right thomas and without any further ado let's take a look at what happened on stage nine hundred on friday. a decisive day so right his head through the peyronie's with everything on the line the first big
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winner of the stage was home favorite julian aleph elite the frenchman now has an unassailable lead in the race for the king of the mountains title. and the general classification leading thomas was under attack throughout slovenian ride of primos rutledge raced into contention with a phenomenal performance which saw him cross the finish line in first place. and. i just cried a lot of times and finally yeah then i went away then on the descent. but thomas was in hot pursuit a final sprint gave him a second place finish extending his lead to more than two minutes. with just a single time trial stage and the procession to paris to go welshman thomas has a first tour de france title within his grasp. you heard it there he's got it within his grasp he's got a two minute fountain is this title all booker i tell mrs pretty well i mean
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they're still stage twenty which is a thirty one kilometer time trial anything can happen of course but i mean if he if he just concentrates and races fast but also is careful he should be able to win this thing of course you know we've had problems with spectators i mean there are a lot of people are very upset about team sky and how successful they are and about some of the writers one of them is that teammate chris froome he had tested for a highly rather elevated level of an anti-histamine he almost didn't get into this competition he only got the ok a few days before so actually they've actually spitted and booed a number of players number of writers on on team sky so it's a problem but i mean security will be out there it's thirty one kilometers they've got to go for it their race was even stopped the other day but anyway they've faced down those problems now they are emerging as. quite a strong thought this team's guy means their fourth victory in a row how have they emerged as a such strong contenders well they've got
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a great sponsor there's money and the growing thomas says look the mix of people is just perfect we've worked very hard he says and for all those allegations that are being thrown out there he says the test of time will prove us right now the words he he you can read into that that perhaps if there's any suspicion about any as thing untoward that the tests will be shown to be negative supposedly they will have to wait and think now they're all talking about the yellow jersey what about the green gerry's the green jersey who seems to be in the ownership of papers saigon from slovakia i mean poor guy i mean he really hurt himself during the during the race and his shoulder everything and easy you can just see the pain in his face when he's trying to complete the race in a in the yellow jersey and this is this is a bit of relief for french fans who are dying to have a french star out there and hasn't happened for an awful long time and that is pierre la tour not quite look to are but la tour and so he's got the white jersey which means he's the best place right or under age twenty six ok well that sounds
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very exciting and twenty to see and plenty of action arts as the from sports yes thanks very much thank you. here watching daily news coming to you live from britain will be back again at the top of the hour so keep the hair you can't. move. we make up oh but we watch as the cost of the un does the trick we all of the civil service i. mean want to shape the continents future. part of it and join youngsters because they share their stories their dreams and their challenges the seventy seven percent plus for africa charge.

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