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This is BBC world News today. Broadcasting in the UK and around
the world. Here are the headlines. President Obama arrives in Germany.
He is trying to protect -- present a trade deal between UK and the
European Union. Each seat Asia beginning to develop, we have got to
make sure that we can compete there. An Austrian far right candidate has
won the first round of the country's presidential election. Africa is
celebrating the life of one of its greatest stars, who collapsed and
died on stage on Sunday. US President Barrack Obama has been
meeting the German Chancellor Among their discussions -
migration, security The President is pushing
for the new free trade He says it will be
boost jobs and growth. But the deal is divisive and has led
to large protests with critics saying it's
untransparent and undemocratic. It is one of the warmest political
relationships in the world. After all, this is likely to be
the American President's last He wants to secure the transatlantic
trade and investment partnership. But the Germans are
putting up a fight. Tens of thousands of people
protested in Hanover yesterday. They fear job losses,
foiling standards, Even Mr Obama admits it
will be hard to seal the As you see, other
markets like China is starting to develop,
and Asia starting to develop, and Africa are growing fast,
we have to make sure there, because at least
in the United States, 95% of the world's markets
are outside of our borders. They discussed Syria,
Ukraine and Libya. Tomorrow, they meet
the French, Italian and British In the German Chancellor's words,
these are turbulent times. TRANSLATION: All of the security
issues on the doorstep of Europe can only be solved with
trans-Atlantic efforts. two leaders have been keen to show
their mutual trust and mutual It is hard to remember the row that
erupted when the Americans had been listening into
Angela Merkel's mobile phone calls. They may have had said that
a significant disagreements, but the truth is that
Obama and Merkel have had to make Today, reflective words
from the American I run my portion of the race,
and I will pass the batter I run my portion of the race,
and I will pass the baton My goal before I leave
is to make sure that when I turn over the keys to my office,
that the desk is clean, and if the world is not completely tidy,
at least it is significantly better This evening, guest of honour
at the world's biggest industrial A glimpse of the technology of
the future, for a president keenly aware of how this country,
this continent, will remember him. Who is Executive Director
of the Campaign Organisation, He spoke to me and explained
why some campaigners We have already had a bit about the
threat to European regulation. These protect workers and the environment.
We are also concerned that it could mean more privatisation of services
in Britain. But is concerned the NHS. The health service in America
looks rather different to that here, and the last thing we want it to our
NHS at threat from big US health corporations. We are also concerned
that TTIP also includes new powers for corporations to sue our
democratically elected government if there are regulation rules that
those companies feel will harm their profits. Elsewhere in the world, we
have seen that tobacco companies start suing the government, and that
cannot be good idea in a democracy. We are going through a fragile
economic recovery, and the payoff is worth it, because jobs and a boost
to the economy is really important at this time. As your correspondent
acts that explain, one is about tariffs, the other is about the
erosion of standards, this opening up of five its services. I don't
think anyone would worry about reducing tariffs on a pair of jeans
coming from the US into Europe. But the European Commission's own
research suggests that up to 1 million jobs could be hit in Europe
by TTIP. You would expect big business to talk up the benefits of
it to the economy in the future, but actually, a lot of economic experts
say that it could be much more mixed than that.
In Austria, the candidate from the far-right Freedom Party has
won the first round of the country's presidential elections.
Norbert Hofer won over 35% of the vote and will now go through
It's been described as a historic defeat for Austria's
two mainstream parties, neither of which made it
A short while ago I spoke to our correspondent Bethany Bell
in Vienna and asked what this result means for Austria.
What we have got so far, many of the votes have been counted, and it
appears that the far right Freedom party candidate, Norbert Hofer, has
won a clear victory in this first round of elections for the post,
rather that a largely ceremonial post, president. There would be a
run-off, in May, and he would face an independent candidate. But this
really is a very big shape up -- shake-up for Austrian politics,
because for the first time since 1945, since the Second World War, we
don't have either someone from the centre-left or centre-right parties
standing for the post of president. These two parties, they have
dominated Austrian politics for decades. This is a real sense that
things are changing here, there is a lot of discontent in voters, it
seems, in terms of the political status quo. They are worried about
immigration and the economy. The message, voters say, is that they
want something different, and they have chosen so far, a candidate from
the far right. Immigration is playing a similar -- significant
role, but the divisive role as well. Very much so. It has been quite
interesting, watching the Austrian government over the last few months.
They have taken a far tougher line in recent months about migration.
They have tightened up their borders in response to their fears that the
far right would gain votes, as it has today. We also saw
demonstrations at the Brenner pass, which is between Austria and Italy,
demonstrators there protesting against the tighter border controls.
They say that that is not correct, that migrants should be allowed free
passage, and Europe should not tighten up its board is -- borders.
In other news: Early results in Serbia's parliamentary election
suggest the centre-right Progressive Party has taken more
It's a major victory for prime minster Aleksandar Vucic,
who has promoted Serbia's membership of the European Union.
The ultra-nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj
will return to parliament - but his Radical Party claimed less
There's been a shootout and fire at motel in Topeka in the US
Four federal officers were wounded when they tried to arrest a suspect
wanted for a string of armed robberies.
After the shootout a fire broke out at the motel completely
Turkish police have released a Dutch journalist who had been detained
for writing tweets deemed critical of the Turkish President.
Last week, Ms Umar published an article criticising Turkish
consulate officials for asking all Turks in the Netherlands country
to report insults against President Erdogan.
One of the biggest stars of African music, Papa Wemba,
has died after collapsing on stage in Ivory Coast.
The Congolese singer was 66 years old.
His pioneering blend of African, Cuban and Western influences became
one of Africa's most popular music styles.
He had also toured around the world, and recorded with British
This is how some people in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Here is the man himself - performing on stage...
Well I've been speaking to the BBC's DJ EDU, about the man,
A legend and a fashionista. He was known for his dress skills. He was
known when he --... He does a rumba music which is the
heartbeat of Congolese music. He has been one of the people who has
managed to push the boundaries for Congolese music around the world.
The first music I remember listening to as a child, I was from Kenya. The
first music I heard was from Congo. Papa Wemba was definitely one of the
records I remember hearing. He told stories about what was going on in
his life. We would listen to songs about prison. It is stuff that you
would never hear about. Just how about he dressed, Congolese men
dressed like that! He made headlines on and off stage. To be artistic and
progressive and to be the kind of person he was, you would have to
make heads turn. It came through in his music, and the way he did his
things on a day-to-day basis. Egypt's
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Interior Minister
have warned that security forces would deal firmly with protesters,
a day before planned anti-government demonstrations.In a televised
speech, Mr Sisi urged people to defend Egypt from what he called
the "forces of evil". Earlier this month, thousands
marched against Sisi's policies Solar Impulse has completed a flight
over the Pacific Ocean, It landed in California shortly
before midnight local time, This latest leg of its
35,000-kilometre round-the-world trip, saw it travel
4,000 kilometres. The end of a 62-hour journey across
the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse completed
the last leg of this part of its journey in style,
flying over the Golden Gate Bridge. I would have stayed with pleasure,
for several more days. Because you know,
it's absolutely magic. Magical to fly a solar powered
aeroplane with no fuel, I could continue, I could continue
now for several days. It's been a long journey
for the solar powered plane, It took off from Hawaii on Thursday,
where, for the past eight months, it had been undergoing repairs
after its batteries were damaged As the name suggests,
it gets all its energy from the sun through the 17,000 cells that cover
the top surface of the craft. These power propellers
during the day, but also charge batteries that the vehicle's motors
can then call on during the night. The pilots will breathe a sigh
of relief they've made it to North America,
but it's not over yet. The pilot and his co-pilot will
carry on across the United States, aiming to reach the finish line
in Abu Dhabi in the second Stay with us on BBC
World News, still to come: Three years on from the Bangladesh
disaster, how many have been bullied out of compensation.
The stars and stripes at half mast. I never thought that they would go
through with it. For millions of Americans, the death
of Richard Nixon has meant conflicting emotions. It
sits uneasily with the shame of Watergate.
And liftoff of the space shuttle discovery.
Here are the headlines. President Obama arrives in Germany, hoping to
boost a controversial deal between the US and European Union.
candidate Norbert Hofer - of the Freedom Party -
has won the first round of the country's presidential election.
Some of victims of one of the world's biggest industrial
disasters say their compensation money is being stolen
Three years after the Rana Plaza disaster, in which over a thousand
people died in Bangladesh, some survivors say husbands
and family members are beating them for their cash.
Our reporter Shahnaz Parveen has this report from Dhaka.
A family recovering from tragedy. Years after the disaster, and it is
still painful to remember. TRANSLATION: when the building
dropped, we all started running. People were panicking everywhere.
Then the roof fell in, and others stuck under some sewing machines for
nine hours. I thought I was buried and a grave and would never get out.
This woman survived the tragedy, but her family life did not. The issue
of compensation for her injuries ended up tearing them apart. She
left her husband after he demanded cash. I was pregnant at that time. I
would do what ever I wanted with the money, you just listen. He used to
kick me, punch me, slap me, he said that either gets more money, then he
started beating me again for that money. I left after divorcing him.
With no money and no income, she has been forced to live with her
parents. Her father says that she is no longer at the daughter that she
called -- they all knew. Everything -- ever since she was rescued from
the disaster, she has had problems with her memory. Just seconds after
saying something, she would forget what she is saying. At night, she
has terrible nightmares. Three years ago, the factory collapse because of
faulty building construction. It is one of the worst tragedies that
Bangladesh has ever seen. And the grief has had a lasting effect on
the nation. This is where it all happened. A nine story building
turned to rubble in the matter of a few seconds, with 3000 workers still
trapped inside. The rubble has been cleared and all that is left is a
small member Oriel to the hundreds of victims that lost their lives.
This woman, like so many who were affected by the disaster, Kent
struggled to make ends meet. -- can struggle to make the ends meet.
That's all stands between Leicester City and the Premier League title.
The team that started the season as rank outsiders picked up another
Another big step on the way to lifting the trophy.
Two goals from Leonardo Ulloa, in for the suspended Jamie Vardy,
plus goals from Riyad Mahrez and substitute Marc Albrighton
sealed a comfortable win for Claudio Ranieri's side.
Leicester could clinch the title with victory
at Manchester United next weekend, if Spurs slip up
at home to West Bromwich Albion tomorrow night.
Another little step. We know that the battle is really hard. We need
five points more, and now we need to be focused on the next match. It was
very important to score an early goal, and I saw my players beat so
concentrated, so hungry. Good shape, everybody was doing the right
movement, and it was good. Sunderland are out of the relegation
zone after a goalless They move ahead of Norwich
on goal difference. It's a result that leaves Arsenal
far from certain of Champions League Crystal Palace will play
Manchester United in next month's FA Palace beat Watford 2-1 in this
afternoon's semi-final at Wembley. Yannick Bolasie gave them the lead
after just six minutes. Damien Delaney flicked
the ball on for him. into the game with a corner
routine of their own. Troy Deeney with the equaliser ten
minutes after half-time. But six minutes later,
there was a third headed goal of the game, Connor
Wickham this time. It won't be like that against
Manchester United. We would need different game plan. It will be a
little bit lengths -- less adventurous than we were today. They
are the biggest club in the world. We are going to meet them here, and
we deserve to be here, as they do. While football fans in Leicester
were celebrating today supporters of the city's rugby team had to cope
with disappointment. Leicester Tigers' bid to make it
an all-English Champions Cup final came up short as they were
beaten by Racing 92. will now face Saracens in next
month's final after a 19 points Neither of the finalists has
won the trophy before. Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge missed out
on a new world record by just a few seconds in today's
London Marathon. the moment when he realised
the record had slipped through his fingers as he ran down
the Mall to the finish line. It's the second year
in a row Kipchoge has won. The women's race was
also won by a Kenyan - Jemima Sumgong somehow recovering
from a heavy fall near She recovered to finish ahead
of last year's winner, Sumgong clocked an unofficial time
of two hours 22 minutes, 58 seconds. The race was started earlier
by astronaut Tim Peake. He was also running,
strapped to a treadmill Major Peake was able to see
the roads pass under his feet Prince's publicist says
the music superstar's remains have been cremated -
and a small group of family, friends and musicians
have celebrated his life Gifts were handed out
by his relatives to some of the well-wishers
who are continuing to gather outside his Paisley Park
home in Minneapolis. Our North America correspondent
James Cook reports... At Prince's Paisley Park estate,
public grieving over the loss of an intensely
private star continues. Inside the complex where he died
alone, a small group of friends and family gathered for a memorial
service behind the gates. As a musician he pushed
us and made us better, In a gesture typical
of the artist, fans were handed A musical celebration of his life
is planned in contrast to the small memorial service which was described
as a private, beautiful ceremony The 57-year-old's remains had been
cremated said his publicist, and their final storage
would not be revealed. As fans wonder about a secret vault
of songs he reportedly left behind, the investigation
into his death continues. But a spokeswoman says that it
could be months before President Obama arrives
in Germany, hoping to bright boost a controversial deal
between the US and European Union. candidate Norbert Hofer -
of the Freedom Party - has won the first round of
the country's presidential election. that is all from me and the team.
Thanks for being with us. It is going to feel like the middle
of January this week! I know! The winds are coming down from the