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this is bbc world news today. our top stories. celebrations in the turkish city of istanbul as the opposition wins a re run of the mayoral election. it's a major setback for president erdogan. ethiopia's prime minister urges his people to unite against evil, after his military chief of staff is shot dead during an attempted coup. thousands of people gather in the czech capital prague, to call for the resignation of the prime minister over fraud allegations. thailand celebrates the anniversary of the cave rescue that captivated the world, with a charity race run by some of the trapped footballers.
hello and welcome to world news today. the opposition has won a re run of the election for mayor of turkey's biggest city, istanbul, in a major setback for the turkish president, recep tayyip erdogan. ekrem imamoglu beat his rival mr erdogan‘s choice by about nine percent a far greater margin than in march's poll, which was annulled by the electoral authorities. president erdogan congratulated ekrem imamoglu on his victory but the re run widely seen as a referendum on mr erdogan appear quite an extraordinary scene. he congratulated him on his victory, he congratulated him on but the re run widely seen as a referendum on mr erdogan appear to be a gamble that backfired.
currently in istanbul. a very co mforta ble currently in istanbul. a very comfortable win for him, far larger margin of victory than back in march, the first time this election was held, today it was the rerun of that election and this feels like a really watershed moment for turkey because for 16 years, he is tired of this country. he was mayor of istanbul and then—president as well and he has towered over a hopelessly divided opposition. they have found their voice, they have found their hope tonight and in a polarised country, they feel like they the opposition, has finally found what they were looking for. that optimism and that hope that they were yearning for. and so it will be seen asa yearning for. and so it will be seen as a huge setback for president erdogan, the biggest blow in his political career. he was in who said whoever winds istanbul winds turkey, he regret that comment tonight and
this will hasten talk of a post—erdogan era. is this the beginning of the end for him? the implications of this will be fairly deep. i think in many ways will be seen tonight as a precursor to a presidential election which is scheduled for 2023 but may be brought forward because the loss by president erdogan who made this a really personal contest, he said it was a matter of survival here in istanbul, that loss will hasten splits and prompt talk as to whether 01’ splits and prompt talk as to whether or not his magic has run out. that isa or not his magic has run out. that is a very bad news for him and his supporters, particularly because he does not really have an heir apparent. the party is him. the state is him to a large extent. without him, his party is not very much at all if he is not able to
keep hold of turkey's powerhouse, then that bodes pretty badly for him in the future of his political party. he was clearly behind the approach for a rerun, so it is a gamble that did not pay off. approach for a rerun, so it is a gamble that did not pay offm approach for a rerun, so it is a gamble that did not pay off. it was a hugely risky strategy, his party lost by a sliver back in march. 0.1%. tonight it was lost by about 10%. the opposition ekrem imamoglu managed to find this message of optimism, message of change, message ofa optimism, message of change, message of a future that they were longing for, literally it means everything will be fine. smiles and a positive message compared to the slurs and the smears that have been thrown at him and they called him a terrorist supporter, the compared them to these things and they cannot find these things and they cannot find
the message or the tactic to counter his positivity. and that is what i think tonight has shown that the other side of this country, the opposition side was yearning for someone who would crystallize what they wanted in turkey. they found that in ekrem imamoglu and it is the biggest blow to president erdogan it is 25 year political career. ethiopia had looked to be one of the more stable and successful not the same party as president erdogan is now speaking and addressing the crowd which as you can see, are quite numerous. with me here in the studio is the chair for studies at the london school of economics. what do you make of what has been happening in istanbul and its significance? it is amazing. most democratic institutions in turkey are in shambles. independence of judiciary, turkey are in shambles. independence ofjudiciary, the powers of
parliament there is no independent media. the only thing that is left was the ballot box and when the last elections, many people were upset, they felt there was no point doing these elections again, we should boycott it. but ekrem imamoglu is very optimistic. he had an all embracing approach and he kept saying everything will be beautiful, everything will be beautiful. and 110w everything will be beautiful. and now they succeeded in our people are celebrating. it was a more decisive when the last time because he won it last time too. so the president did not get the outcome that he was wanting. exactly. it totally backfired and many people did take it almost as a referendum, notjust asa it almost as a referendum, notjust as a mayor. istanbul is not the whole of turkey to what extent to
this representative? is simple generate some part of the turkish economy and it is a city of migrants, people from everywhere live in istanbul and as mayor of istanbul, his political carrier, he said that whoever gets istanbul, they will get everything. so he put a lot of emphasis on istanbul because istanbul is symbolically very important and as ekrem imamoglu comes out victorious, everyone concurs that now they will see a new leader. that he will probably be the person who challenges him in the next presidential election. i imagine, his coalition partner, the coalition partner immediately said, let us not bring up early elections.
what a better way of bringing up the topic of early elections by saying that at already, there are fractions in his party, those that are struggling to hold them together and as soon as they saw that ekrem imamoglu's power is crumbling, they also will want to form a new party and they will also be calling for elections. there are two strategies in front of erdogan. he can either, he may go to jail because there is an allegation that he insulted a mayor which ekrem imamoglu refuses, if that is established that he cannot be the mayor. we will take this away from him. he can also make it impossible for him to rule, take all the decision—making powers or he can share the power. he can democratize the country, he can normalise it and bring the
democratic institutions back and that may be the way he can stay in power. ethiopia had looked to be one of the more stable and successful countries in africa, but that confidence has been dented by the announcement by the prime minister that a top military officer has been killed in a coup attempt. abiy ahmed has confirmed that the military chief of staff suh seare mekonnen and three other officials, including the leader of the northern amhara region, were killed in two separate attacks. the ethiopian government has blamed a former amhara security chief for the unrest. immanuel igunza has the details. it was the moment that the prime minister broke the news on state tv of the shooting of his chief of staff. but it will be hours before the government actually confront the man, walking away the prime minister had been killed. the government says
he is trying to stop a coup attempt in the northern regional state and was killed with another official. they have also come under arrest and also other operations and process. two of the local leaders were also killed on saturday in a separate attack. the general has only been in office for a year, and his killing isa office for a year, and his killing is a big blow to the prime minister was making sweeping changes to the military. but those who form within the security sector that engine last year, the prime minister had this attempt on his life at a massive rally in the capital. in october, they strummed his palace. since he came to power last year, they were releasing political prisoners and bans on political parties and he has failed to contain ethnic violence
and misplaced people across the country. there also seen an increase in smuggling and lawlessness with the killing of his closest allies can be his biggest challenge yet since he took power. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. mauritania's government has declared victory in the country's presidential election. with counting completed in nearly all polling stations, mauritania's electoral commission said the ruling party's mohamed 0uld ghazouani won 51.9% of the vote. 0pposition candidates say the vote was marred by irregularities and they intend to contest the result. the indian police say they have recovered seven bodies believed to be those ofa british led group of mountaineers who went missing in the himalayas a month ago after they were hit by an avalanche near the base camp of the country's second highest peak, nanda second highest peak, nanda devi. the search operations for one remaining climber will resume on monday.
hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in the czech capital, prague. to demand the resignation of the prime minister, andrej babis. the billionaire businessman is facing a criminal investigation over alleged european union subsidy fraud worth more than two million dollars. he denies any wrongdoing and says the allegations are politically motivated. the bbc‘s rob cameron is in prague. 0rganisers had promised that this will be the biggest demonstration since the fall of communism in 1989, when a cloud of more than half and million foot people gathered in protest of the regime. people are still screaming and all the time and it is an incredible achievement for what was a few days ago a student movement. it does not change the political reality of the czech republic it does not change the
parliamentary arithmetic where he still has a secure hold on power. he says he will never resign over these fraud allegations. the president says he will not sack him in the coalition allies, for now, are sticking with him. the question is, how much more pressure, how many more demonstrations can one man take? stay with us on bbc world news, still to come: if you think that team sport players aren't as good at endurance as long distance runners, think again. we'll tell you why in just a moment.
rerun of the mayoral election. a major setback for president erdogan. ethiopia's president second—hand man was shot dead. here in britain, the conservative leadership candidate jeremy hunt says his rival borisjohnson must be ‘prepared to answer difficult questions' if he's to become the next prime minister. the foreign secretary said someone who wanted that role should answer questions on everything but that he wouldn't comment on mrjohnson's personal life. on friday police were called to the flat he shares with his partner, after reports of a row. borisjohnson's team say he ought to bejudged on his policies not his private life. here's our chief political correspondent vicki young. if you want to be prime minister, you had to face some tough questions. borisjohnson you had to face some tough questions. boris johnson is you had to face some tough questions. borisjohnson is refusing to talk about his private life and police visit after a row with his girlfriend it is under pressure to
give more details about his policies for government too. and peter today, his leadership rivaljeremy hunt says what happens in peoples personal lives as a matter for them. but mrjohnson should answer questions on everything. but mrjohnson should answer questions on everything] but mrjohnson should answer questions on everything. , and do live tv debates with me, do interviews, interviews on the today programme because it is no way to become prime minister by ducking these very important questions in so far, he is not answering them. supporters of boris johnson far, he is not answering them. supporters of borisjohnson are downplaying what happened here in friday morning when neighbours heard and recorded an argument between mr johnson and carrie simmons. like the police are called to an incident and what did they say? they said eve ryo ne what did they say? they said everyone was what did they say? they said eve ryo ne was safe , what did they say? they said everyone was safe, everyone was well, there is no concerns that the officers had and there was no cause for any further action. given what the police have said, it was a private incident, i should just leave it at that —— i think we
should alljust leave it at that —— i think we should all just leave leave it at that —— i think we should alljust leave it at that. get things right we can deliver brexit, unite the party. three years since the uk voted to leave the eu and brexit is likely to dominate this leadership race. both candidates were asked to explain this with 20 party members. mr johnson was a new brexit deal, but says he would be willing to leave without one at the end of october. what i said was leaving on october on october the 315t, my words are eminently feasible. he has been accused of misrepresenting what that would mean in practise. liam fox, who was backing mr hunt said it was wrong the tariff arrangements may not change from 15 years. that is not change from 15 years. that is not true. that is the problem. if we have no deal, we are likely to face tariffs from the european union. they've already said twice that they will apply for tariffs to the uk which make our exports less competitive is because the price of uk goods would go up and it's
potentially benefit the economy stop by but mrjohnson supporters say that he has got it right and mr hunt will let people down. the idea that we can continue to pursue the policy. of kicking the can down the road which is what the other candidate in this leadership race is advocating, jeremy hunt has said he would be prepared to delay beyond the 31st of october and i think that would be a disaster. with four weeks to go in all parts of the uk, both leaders know the scrutiny will continue. marking the year were a group of boys and their football coach became trapped in a cave complex. the team was eventually rescued 18 days later and a mission that caught the attention of the world. the start of a race in remembrance of a rescue that captivated the world. these are some of the 12 boys who, a year ago, entered the vast tham luang cave system in northern
thailand with their football coach to relax after training. a trip that went horribly wrong. flash flooding left the teens trapped inside for more than two weeks with little food or water, before diving experts were able to rescue them. the death of a former thai navy seal and rescue volunteer, who ran out of air while returning through the caves, highlighted just how perilous the mission was. a year later, and the boys have had their story chronicled in the books, documentaries, and a netflix production is also in the pipeline. translation: it is indescribable, my life has changed a lot. translation: i feel thankful for all the officials who, on this day last year, spent their time to help me out and the boys are so that we got out safely. i thank you very much. also among those taking part in the charity race from the still closed caves to the village where the rescue took place were some of the experts involved. i think it's important we never forget what happened
in june and july last year. it's just really about people coming together and enjoying the day. it is hoped the race will be an annual event, with the money raised going to the redevelopment of the cave complex. players good as endurance and long distance runners and as powerful as body—builders. that's according to research carried out by manchester metropolitan university in the uk. professor hans deh kins is the lead researcher of the study and says the key is to combine strength and endurance training. i would say that team players need to continue for quite some time in endurance as well. they need to make big twists and turns, they need high—power but at the same time they need considerable endurance to continue throughout the game. we
should probably run in groups.|j think if you do that in groups, you will do endurance training but it is very on—topic as the hips training we have endurance training and height intervals, intensity intervals enough to be a good thing and let my study suggests, during training sessions do not refrain from having resistance training sessions later on as well. so, maybe not necessarily at the same time, although that can be possible, but go to the maximum and resistance training and a moment, go to your maximum endurance training and then you have the data that suggest the benefits of both of them. sounds exhausting. we are going to start with england at the women's world cup with england at the women's world cu p after with england at the women's world cup after a 3—0 win over cameroon, but there were extraordinary scenes which overshadow the result when the
players briefly refused to restart after the second goal date conceded was given and that was not the only decision they made. every step is going to plan for england, but now the heat turned up a notch and when it comes to knock out football, there's always one thought lingering in the background. the odds suggested this will be a walkover for england, cameroon tried everything to throw them off course. they survived that only to unravel minutes later when the goalkeeper picked up a back pass, step forward. cameroon are ranked 43 places below england and soon they pressed on their advantage. it was a goal confirmed by var and the cameron players felt hard done by it. at the second half, they seem to have caught england court
only to have var steal the spotlight. when it matters, england found a way through as alex greenwood settled. it was a game that had everything but only one thing counts for england, they are through to the quarterfinals. the hosts are taking on brazil in the court of —— quarter giving france the lead only to be disallowed on review. meanwhile, too much is currently under way columbia, who have already qualified from group b are currently beating paraguay by a goal and meanwhile earlier in the second half of the other game, they have given argentina a 1—0 lead. in the africa cup, senegal began its campaign with
a 2—0 lead in algeria, kenya zero and about 20 minutes to go, morocco beat them 1—0 in group d thanks to a late end goal. and tennis, andy murray's come back from surgery has ended with a fairy tale when the final of the queen's club. him and his partner beat britain and american but both pairs winning a set, the final went to a championship tie—break with andy murray and lopez winning ten points to five and it was a day to remember for lopez because he won the men's single title just a few hours earlier against them to cap the day off of the trophy. another one. and final round of the women's pga championship is under way at minnesota. australia's has a two shot lead and part, the little—known
australia has never come close to winning in pga title but she was a nine under two shots ahead through 11a nine under two shots ahead through 11 a short while ago. and lewis hamilton was in his unstoppable best, winning the french grand prix, his fourth successive formula 1 entry in a row, from start to finish with this team—mate finishing second. mercedes have now won all eight races this season as a total domination continues. the ferrari was third. before you go to africa, after losing the pakistan, the beast sport website has —— bbc sport website has all your information. speaking to the huge crowds, he won the rerun of the mayoral election in the rerun of the mayoral election in the city, he won 50 votes with all
ballots counted. far greater than his narrow victory in march. stay with bbc world news. good evening. soi with bbc world news. good evening. so i need to end scotland today, but clouds increase in over the next couple of days this class will take ona couple of days this class will take on a bit more of a sinister appearance and not everyone will see these but there could be some torrential thunderstorms around the next few days, given the risk of flash flooding. pretty hot and humid as well and committed he will build later in the week but going with that, the sunshine will be back more widely. at the moment, we have the weather fronts pushing up, widely. at the moment, we have the weatherfronts pushing up, blood pressure to the southwest of the uk, south easterly winds with it bringing in the humid air and turning the rain that is pushing it in northern england for the overnight period, heavy and thundering for one or two pushing into parts of scotland and for some in northern ireland. things turned dry across parts of wales in western england, compared will be back more widely. at the moment, we have the
weather fronts pushing up, widely. at the moment, we have the weatherfronts pushing up, blood pressure to the southwest of the uk, south easterly winds with it bringing in the humid air and turning the rain that is pushing it in northern england for the overnight period, heavy and thundering for one or two pushing into parts of scotland and for some in northern ireland. things turned dry across parts of wales in western england, compared to what we have fit across scotland due to the easterly breeze which means the rain will be piling in. that could cause if you flooding issues as we go to the morning, the rain is expected northwards to the day and try to start, morning cloud breaks up sunshine at times they'll make it feel hot and sporadic thunderstorms are developed here and there across parts of england and eastern scotland. temperatures widely for england and wales into the 20s, mid to high teens scotland and northern ireland but a bit more cloud will see through today. through monday night in the east of scotland and then there some potential even worse thunderstorms working to the channel and a deposit england as a deposit england as he got there monday and into tuesday. these probably will be the greatest impact storms, humid night to go with it especially for england and wales but are to be some flash flooding and frequent lightning as well, 1020 that position is a bit difficult in this
stage but it looks likely centred and eastern parts of wales and it is back to story of some sunny spells across and some fairly hot and humid weather, more humid day across parts of scotla nd weather, more humid day across parts of scotland and northern ireland to ta ke of scotland and northern ireland to take us through tuesday. things turned a little less humid as we go into wednesday with the area of high pressure starts to push its way in, but has excessive store for the end of the week, to tap into near record—breaking heat across parts of mainland europe and we could see temperatures get as high as 31 degrees. goodbye for now.
this is bbc news. the headlines at 9.00pm. celebrations in the turkish city of istanbul as the opposition wins a re run of the mayoral election. it's a major setback for president erdogan. weights ethiopia's prime minister urges his people to unite against evil, after his military chief of staff is shot dead during an attempted coup. thousands of people gather in the czech capital prague, to call for the resignation of the prime minister over fraud allegations.