BBC news 2019-06-24

BBC news with Tom Watt.

Turkey’s governing party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election. The opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu praised his cheering supporters for supporting democracy. He said his victory was a new beginning for the country’s biggest city. His narrow victory in March’s poll was annulled by the electoral authorities after complaints of the irregularity from the governing AK parti.

Hundreds of thousands protester are taking to the streets of Prague demanding the resignation of the Czech prime minister Andrej Babis. The billionaire businessman is facing a criminal investigation into fraud allegations.

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff general Seare Mekonnen has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital Addis Ababa. He and other officers died after trying to prevent an attempt by a rogue officer to seize power in a northern region. The killing follows a number of other attacks seems as attempts to stage a coup against Ethiopia’s reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed.

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says Iranian-back Houthi rebels have attacked an airport in southern Saudi Arabia , killing one person and wounding several others. Saudi media said a suspected drone had hit the car park of Abha airport, which is used by thousands of passengers.

At least 14 people were killed and 15 injured in western India when a thunderstorm caused a huge tent to collapse. Officials said hundreds of local have gathered for a Hindu religious event in Rajasthan, when the tent fell down. Some were extricated.

An indigenous community in the Peruvian amazon region of Loreto has appealed to the government to send them drinking water after crude oil from a pipeline break contaminated the Maranon river. Tons of crude oil have leaked into the jungle in the recent years.

And in football, English’s through into the quarter finals of the Women’s world cup after a 3:0 win over Cameroon.

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