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this is new to the news coming to you live from berlin and it was the night when the moon turns brads people around the world marvels at the longest lunar eclipse to take place in big stan sure we'll show you some of the stoning images of the plug there. campaigning winds down ahead a symbolic ways first presidential election since the mugabe era only opposition that it expects monday's vote will be blogged to get the latest from ferrari.
i mounted on a welcome to the program people around the world spend half the nice with their eyes on the skies getting their fill of the longest total lunar eclipse off the century shadow of the earth through the moon and to darkness and turn this red one has also put in an appearance and its closest approach to the earth for fifteen years. but even if it was past bedtime everyone came. telescopes improved night let people get that little bit closer to the moon. but just looking up works too. in south africa people stopped in the streets. reading it's a very long list. so it's a bit about what. the book could. barter it looks very
different today. reground ground. it's roads just look different very different. in egypt outside the city of far you home leaving the artificial lights behind was an effort worth making. when we chose a place far from the city on purpose because the feather away from the city we get to clear the skies. in brazil the beach in rio de janeiro was a perfect spot to see the moon as well as mars nearby. it's beautiful very beautiful it was great being here and the moon was very beautiful more so with this telescope. it was bad luck for people in mumbai india six clouds left nothing much to see and this is a very long it's of that the longest eclipse of the century but. monsoon season in
homage on the bigger dick than they have there's a very very thick local so we are all very very disappointed. no disappointment for people increased their luna to live at a picture perfect performance. it's been called zimbabwe's most important election in four decades forty years there are preparing to choose a new president and parliament it's their first election since a long time with her terry and leader robert mugabe. they was a stage for a power last year opposition leader nelson chamisa has threatened protests if monday's forces manipulate says he's accusing the country's electoral commission of bias and the lack of transparency which means that faces a very close race against president anderson men and who's hoping to win a full term of his own after succeeding mugabe polls show my god with a very small need but many voters are still on deciders. correspondent. is in harare for me on the story
a lot of the elections will take place on monday what is planned for today. there is a not planned for today and even more happening already right behind me there at the two rallies happening by both the center p.f. the ruling party and the opposition m.d.c. and right now be at the stadium you see behind me is where men of god what 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 out the stadium and also to me says speaking we are expecting the same amount of people so will be a busy and exciting day over here sounds like a very busy and very excited crowd there in m.l.s.
and shimmies that is challenging and resentment and god what's their message to the voters not on the. best 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. mr mind god has promised he will move on from the mugabe 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 four by end oppression and we have to me so who is promised a decentralization of cholera and big changes when it comes to the infrastructure also a bullet train a very speedy one but he is no doubt planning by his taking the money 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 that's him bob 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 service here as well. but yeah of course l d it will be difficult still to attain
fair elections not only cares about thank you very much reporting for us there from harare. now to some of the other stories making news around the world. officials in afghanistan say at least three people have been wounded after members of the toxic training center for midwives in the eastern city of jalalabad witnesses said there were several flasks and going far there has been no claim of responsibility filled parts a government spokesman said that the attack was terrorism. firefighters have managed to contain a large blaze at the german capital berlin earlier this week and burned through some fifty hectors several munitions from world war two exploded to the flames address in rural areas that has left forest draw and from a blow this summer the warmest in decades. now to those fires in greece which are among the europe's deadliest this century the government there
says it takes political responsibility for the devastating wildfires that has killed more than eight hundred people many of them children many more are still missing authorities point to indications of arson and say that the situation was made worse by people building illegally in dangerous areas went to investigate. yes this is the place the nothis once called home again his wife lived here on the second floor now blackened and burned forever scarred by this tragedy he's now joins the growing chorus of voices angered authorities but not doing enough to limit the scale of this disaster could get him going to the effort of yes no one cared to notify the residents to leave their homes. initially we could see the fire far away in the mountains. the little items which the 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 with. his calendar still marking the day at the finest decision. 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 they're going to become so many who lived in land once they're lucky. enough this is house is one of many buildings here in monte built illegally along the waterfront on the night of the fire was buildings like these that blocked the route the people desperately trying to flee to the safety of the city walls like this one made access even harder essentially leaving people trapped in lands to bend to their depths if they did then manage to reach the corridors like this one that go on to the waterfront they often then found that there were no steps leading down on to the beach is known ago 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 but now they all authorities can do is assess the damage is enough this is lucky his house is still habitable almost to 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 and we're helping people with them all of us should have a vision to bring the country back to its feet just like alexis our prime minister has such as most people get to go like soldiers for wasn't so nothis doesn't know when he'll be able to return home but now he can only wait and hope that authorities can provide the support this community so desperately needs so.
all that sort of funds have been 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 purdy's 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 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 gary and thomas and without any further ado let's take a look at what happened on stage one thousand on friday. a decisive day so right his head through the peyronie's with everything on the line the first big winner of this stage was home favorite julian on a phillipe 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 right of primrose 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 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 state 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 advantage is this title all booker i tell mrs pretty well i mean 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 a 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 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 sky means their fourth victory in a row how they emerged as a such strong contenders well they've got 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 this
thing untoward that their tests will be shown to be negative supposedly they will have to wait and think now they're all talking about the yellow jersey and what about the green gerry's the are the well green jersey who seems to be in the ownership of papers saga on from slovakia i mean poor guy i mean he really hurt himself during the during the race i mean 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 very exciting and twenty to thirty and twenty of action arts of the from sports yes thanks very much thank you. you're watching video the news will have more at the top of the hour we will leave you now with another look at last night's spectacular