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>> hello, and welcome to the news hour. here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes. the global chemical weapons watchdog call for a cease-fire in syria to meet the deadline. no more business as usual. the u.s. signals to end some of its u.s. aid to egypt. over at cairo, the date set for the trial for president morsi, accused of inciting
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murder. >> reporter: covering the news in europe. including:the angry response to the european chief's visit to lamedusa where hundreds of my grants were killed. >> i do not really think that these elections are free or fair. >> reporter: claims of vote rigging as azerbaijan's president sets for re-election. >> the head of the global chemical weapons watch daughter has called for a cease-fire to meet the deadlines. we have more from the hague. >> reporter: in the hague, the head of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, this is the first progression
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report from syria. >> it's we are at the beginning at a difficult process. there are significant challenges. >> can you tell us something about the interaction between your officials and those of the syrian government? what is the nature of the dialogue and the contact that you're having for the syrian government? >> reporter: the corporation has been quite cooperative. >> reporter: the inspectors are being reinforced by a further 12. it's a small team and will rely on the syrian government and the u.n. to provide by security as it tries to move around the country. there are many questions that officials would not answer at this press briefing but this is only day nine of a mission that is scheduled to last for nine months. in other words, when we wanted to know if they were going to succeed in dismantling all of
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syrian's chemical weapons they were telling us it's too early to say. >> reporter: this picture shows the inspectors at work. it seems like an encouraging beginning of what is bound to be a long and difficult process. all the time the war rages on. video from the free syrian army apparently shows capture of a military base. a moment of triumph and a chance to stock up on supplies for the fighting ahead. >> we got reaction from the opposition syrian coalition, a spokesman toll us the work on the syrian chemical weapons should not be the primary concern for the international community. >> even if we called the work of this mission a success, they manage to--it's aassume they manage to find and destroy all the chemical weapons in syria, my attitude is so what? did they stop the bloodshed in syria? no, they did not.
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did they punish the perpetrator? they did not. frankly what i see their work is protection basically not to the syrian people but to somebody else, namely israel. let's not shrink the problem to only chemical weapons. 150,000 people were killed, 99% of them not by chemical weapons. when they're doing now we're not against it. don't get me wrong, but we don't want to put the spotlight on this. >> two more french journalists are being held hostage in syria. that makes the total held captive are four. threadier appearance was not made public until now. there are 15 found journalists detain, kidnapped or missing in syria. the white house has given
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the clearest signal that aid to egypt may be stopped. when do we expect abe more announcement to be made? >> reporter: we don't expect it to be made today. the white house giving a pretty clear indication that it plans to scale back on its aid to egypt. exactly what them do, the white house is saying that they'll need more time to notify anything officials. the u.s. has $585 million to give to egypt this year. it does not necessarily go to egypt or egyptian companies but to the contractors here in the u.s. they may let those payments go through because it would effect jobs in the u.s. but are they going to hand over the spare parts the egyptian
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military needs? let's listen of how jay carney summed it up today. >> the president has been clear that we're not able to continue with base as usual. we've already announced we're not proceeding with the delivery of certain military systems. following the review directed by president obama we will announce the future of our assistance and relationship with egypt once we have made the appropriate diplomatic and congressional notifications. >> reporter: there are details that need to come out of this, but what implications will this have on relations between egypt and the united states? >> reporter: it really depends on how far the u.s. plans to take this. they feel that they need those parts, but there is a growing sense in washington that the u.s. is being ignored in egypt.
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remember they asked president morsi and sporters not to be arrested. that was ignored. this could be sending a message but we won't know that until we know what kind of aid they're going to cut off. let's remember why egypt is investhe u.s. isinvested in egy. that is to keep peace with israel. >> morsi is accused of inciting murder against protesters. he was overthrown in a military coup in july, and he has not been seen since then. let's get the latest from our correspondent in cairo. we're not naming for security reasons. you've spoken to morsi lawyers
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about this date. what have they told you? >> reporter: they're saying as soon as the trial opens on november 4th they'll ask for his immediate release and for all charges to be dropped because his legal team say these legal charge are false and there is no evidence that, indeed, in any way involved in this incitement to commit murder. as you say, the charges relate to early december when there was a large protest outside of the presidential palace calling for the end of sweeping powers that the president had just brought in. violence ensued leaving ten people dead and 300 injured. the lawyers have told us they have not been given access to their client so far. the public prosecutor has been given access, and he told the morsi legal team the reason they haven't seen him is because morsi didn't, indeed, recognize
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that he had any case or in fact, still said he was the legal president of egypt. >> yes, i was going to ask you about morsi himself. he has really been seen. he has been detained in a secret location since the overthrow in july. >> reporter: indeed. he has had one phone call with his family. he has had a visit from katherine ashton the e.u. foreign action chief, and his legal team said they haven't been told where he's been held. it's a real secrecy surrounding just where he is. and as far as they're concerned they want immediate access to him. they don't believe they can have any kind of trial without legal advice. even if he refuses to have a legal team representing him in
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court, they feel he should be given the option to talk to them. >> that's our correspondent reporting from cairo, thank you. our top stories in europe now. >> reporter: thank you. let's start in italy which is to receive an extra $40 million to take in and settle refugees. there was an announcement while they visited the lamped usa the island in which a boat consistenaccidentkilled hundred. >> an angry welcome for the european union delegation. those residents of lamedusa are shouting shame and murderer in the direction of italy's prime minister. but then they're flying to the island on wednesday was nothing
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more than a publicity stunt. >> they were here with a big following, and it looks like they're going to a wedding. 300 people died here. this is not a party. >> reporter: they talk but do nothing. we've lived with this problem for 20 years, and all they do is come here for a caught walk. >> earlier in the day, they paid respects for hundreds of victims for last week's shipwrecked. he said he was shocked by the tragedy and promised concrete help. >> i'm glad to announce the commission will add up 20 million euro for 2013. >> reporter: first, divers will have to find bodies of the tens of victims still missing from that tragedy. until then residents of lampedusa will keep shouting for
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the world. al jazeera, lampedusa. >> exit polls suggest the man already in power has won a third term, and by a landslide. according to the figures, he secured nearly 84% of the vote. but his main opponents said that his party is collecting evidente of wide-spread fraud including ballot stuffing. we have the details. >> reporter: the polls are closed from the ballots are being counted. but to mean critics of azerbaijian government, the outcome a was a forgone acushion. they have been accused of election violations but he helps the country triple gdp through immense oil wells, and it's that wealth that has strictelled down to ordinary citizens that has resulted in strong support.
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>> he is the one who secured stability in the republic during his ten-year rule. i think he'll continue to work hard for the country. >> reporter: ththey shrug off criticism that the campaign was skewed, but it has led to voter apathy. >> i do not expect any dramatic change as a result of these election. and i think the vote will be stolen again as it has been stolen before. >> it appears to show someone who works as a polling station putting two ballots into the box. >> there has been some election fraud and people think no matter which candidate they vote for the result will be the same, that their vote will change the situation, and this will serve the interest of the government. >> reporter: the main opposition
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party says the whole process is flawed. >> they used to start rigging elections in the evening. this time they started doing it from the early morning probably due to the lack of confidence. our observers members of our electoral commission were barred from the polling stations, and some were even taken to police stations. >> reporter: it's been hard to convince voters that there is a better option. and with their quality of life vastly improved it seems voters want to stick with what they know. >> russian investigators say that they found drugs on board a green peace ship which she seized during a protest in the arctic last month. officials say that could mean fresh charges against the activist who is are being held on piracy h allegations. members of the crew tried to climb up a russian oil platform last month.
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the greenpeace executive said he was willing to hold himself as security so detainees can be released on bail. >> i recognize that i had participated in exactly the same action last year, however, given the urgency that the united nations has just called on us to act on climate change, and the fact that we're running out of time this is a risk we are prepared to take. >> the e.u. has called on the ukrainian government to release the former prime minister to germany for medical treatment. the german foreign minister is due in kiev for talks. she's serving a seven-year sentence for abuse of power. three scientists have won
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the nobel prize for computers for research in chemicals to solar panels. they developed powerful computer models that can predict chemical we action and find the best design for things like new drugs and solar cells. and more from europe a little later in the news hour. including spanish pedal power. why push bike sales have ove overtaken those of new cars. also ahead, the relief for pakistan's former military leader's assassinations. and more in sports. >> in the next hour president
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obama is will announce the next director of the federal reserve. janet yellen will be replacing ben bernanke. she will be the first woman to lead the fed in its 100 year history. janet yellen's gender has not escaped headline writers. this, obama appoints janet yes, ma'am as first woman to head federal reserve. and the paper said the president's decision could see the central bank led by a woman for the first time. and look at this. here's what bloomberg had to say, yellen to be flamed fed chairmanamed fed'sfirst female . meanwhile israeli sites have obama to dominate janet yellen,
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first woman to head fed chair. and a woman virtually no one has heard of is about to become the most powerful woman in the world. william black, professor of law said yellen is a suitable choice and is more than suitable for the job. >> again, it's not been talked about because of the gender stuff is that she's the first democrat in over a quarter of century who would be heading the federal reserve. president obama reappointed ben bernanke, and historically she has--she, janet yellen, has been usual among american economists in pushing for higher employment levels and more generally making
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the appointment the supposed tradeoff with higher inflation largely didn't exist. as i said her predictions on those things have been proven quite accurate. she is someone who wants to use monetary policy to help bring the united states out of the great recessions. >> musharraf has been allowed to leave pakistan after being granted bail from the country's top court. he has been under house arrest for six months and his lawyers want the bail to be finalized. he's facing charges of the assassinations in 2007. we have this update from islamabad. >> reporter: the former pakistan ruler, musharraf, is granted bail by the supreme supreme court in the assassination in 2006. now the supreme court had been
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hearing his appeal after the high court rejected the bail plea. that, of course, now would mean that he would be a free man because he has already been granted bail, the bail in the murder case as well as the judge's detention case. his lawyers saying that he was now free to travel to dubai or anywhere he pleased, and he would be a free man to roam around inside pakistan. that would come as a surprise and a disappoint for the nationalist who is have been demanding that the former military ruler should be tried for the killing of their leader. >> a tribunal in bangladesh has found a senior minister guilty of crimes against humanity. the second bangladesh party member to be found guilty. earlier this morninga fire en ,0
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people were inside. the government announced to split into two states. japan's fukushima's nuclear plant has been hit by toxic water leaks, and it was damaged in the tsunami of 2011. kenya' pierce to be laying the groundwork, saying no
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sitting president in the world has had to appear before the court. speaking before an africa union meeting which is expected to discuss the continent's relationship with the icc. the president faces charges of crimes against humanity in 2007. >> he has cooperated up until now. today he is the head of the state of the republic. it is the first time that this has happened in any way of the world. a sitting president has been brought before any court of justice. in most cases, in fact, in the more countries that are considered more advanced than ours, it's clear that presidents
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are not brought before court. in many cases the courts have to wait for the day after the president leaves office. that has been true for many presidents. seriously, that is a question that i cannot answer right now. we have this before the court. we will cooperate and expand. >> around 60 people died in the central african republic when militia attacked mining scrimmages. it prompted the u.n. skirt secuy council to consider intervention. sudan's president has launched a stinging attack against opponents of economic reforms. cuts to fuel subsidies doubled
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costs overnight. we have reports from khartoum. >> reporter: the capital in the eastern state that the president chose to make his first public speech since eruptions last winter. >> each time there is a problem they wear their suits and ties and say this time the man it done. we clearly explained why prices have increased. they saw this as an opportunity to bring down the government. they have agents, thieves and bandits and declared that khartoum has fallen. khartoum will never fall. protesting. >> reporter: calls for freedom, peace and justice is growin gro, and they're having a hard time containing them. they announced that they would step up street pressure. >> we agree the revolution will continue. we've set guidelines for
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protests. we have new means for social disobedience and we're devicing a plan for a constitution. >> reporter: thousands of sudanese took to the streets after the government's decision to cut fuel subsidies. 60 people were killed during a crackdown by security forces. hundreds remain detained. >> reporter: they have never faced such a serious challenge to the government since he took power 24 years ago. the opposition to his rule is no longer coming from the streets any more but within the party. >> they sign adler calling on the government to implement reform. the memorandum was seen as a warning to the government stating that it's legitimacy has never been put into question as it was today. the government was quick to dismiss the initiative and will
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call for an investigation into those behind it. those in khartoum are quiet now but many warm this could be the calm before the storm. 70% of the population is under 30, and the country's youth are becoming restless. >> actually, the poor has nothing to lose. what is he losing? he already hasn't got. food, he has got. education, it's not there. nothing scares him. [♪ music ] >> reporter: he appeared as defiant as ever, heading his followers and berating his opponents. he said if demands are not met civil unrest would only grow. al jazeera, khartoum. >> coming up, an outbreak of deadly cholera in haiti.
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>> reporter: i'm in mexico city, traditional markets like this one date back to a time to the aztec empire, but now they're under threat. we'll tell you why coming up. >> still ahead in sports, the boston red sox, a little later. that's coming up. stay with us.
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>> hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. the head of the global chemical weapons watchdog has scald for a cease-fire in syria to meet a disarmament deadline. the united states has suggested that at least some of the aid to egypt will be stopped. the white house has said it will outline assistance after making appropriate diplomatic notifications. italian officials go to
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lamedusa where a deadly boat accident killed 200 people. over the past three years 803 people have died from doll rhea. >> reporter: lawyer farmers and laundrieslaundryess. their life became challenging because of cholera. >> before cholera i was healthy. now i have headaches. >> the disease came to their country in 2010. 8300 people have died. >> we filed a complaint against the u.n. but we still have not
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receive justice. >> reporter: scientific evidence points to the banks of the river, as a you source of haiti's cholera epidemic. the strain of the disease came from nepal as did the u.n. peace keepers when al jazeera found leaking latrines during the outbreak. the sewage is now suspected to be the source of the cholera that is now in haiti's water supply. >> reporter: they face one monumental obstacle. the treaty that established the u.n. granted sweeping immunity. a treaty that has been signed by all member states including haiti. for two years haitians sought justice through the u.n.'s internal legal system. the u.n. denied their claims and continues to deny responsibili responsibility.
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>> peace keepers operate under a veil of immunity. this cholera is challenging that on the civil side. if one wants to sustain the criminal immunity, it's best to clean up messes, and this is a mess. >> reporter: lawyers for the cholera victims say the u.n. hazard a moral as well as legal responsibility. >> the u.n. is one of the world's leaders in promoting human rights in the rule of law. the way it has been responding to this case has been hypocritical. there has been no follow through in the principles that the u.n. preaches with regards to the victims of cholera. >> reporter: legal questions for the courts. for the survivors it's a simple matter of right and wrong. al jazeera, united nations. >> venezuela's president has asked congress for special powers to' allow him to rule by decree. he said he needs the extra measures to fight corruption and provide a boost to the ailing economy. he'll take his request to the
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national assembly where his party holds a two-thirds majority. >> on behalf of the people who are in constant battle, i'm going to humble present a dynamic that combines discussion and action with central objectiontive. the transformation of the venezuelan economic model. >> so just how bad are things in venezuela's economy? borrowing costs are the highest in the world at 10.35%. this is hitting it's import-based economy hard. coupled with that is high inflation. it stood at 42.6% in august. people are having to carry large denomination bills to buy basic items. to buy the goods that are in stock. the scarcity index is at 20%. that means one out of every
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household items is now out of stock. with us is the director of latin america watch doug. it seems that the economy in venezuela is in very badded shape. they are saying that he needs these decree powers to fix venezuela. does he have a point? >> he does and he doesn't at the same time. the economy is in bad shape. you just showed the figures. the scarcity is that people don't have milk to feed their children. but at the same time, the ruling by decree is not going to solve the economic problems. it will look into among others things corruption and the way the state. >> but it says that, in fact,
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this is essential to allow him to tackle corruption. >> reporter: yes, using both arguments, the argument of the corruption and the economy. what he says is interesting. he's not only saying that there is corruption in the opposition. he's saying that there is corruption in his own camp, which is interesting to see. it will be more interesting to see how he can actually tackle corruption when it comes to his own supporters. but what's really most interesting of all of this is that he really needs an enabling law not to tackle corruption or the economy but to show that he's the strong man. he has had a lot of difficulty in peacekeeping. he knows he is not chavez. he does not have the charisma and the appeal to the people. while his popularity is still high for what is happening in the economy, for example, the
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47% or something like that, it's difficult. it's a difficult situation. so it seems that this enabling law has the political purpose of saying i'm the strong man. i can rule this country. that's really the message that he wants to send. >> and these powers were granted to chavez himself four times before. will he come up against fierce opposition to this, or venezuelans just used to it because they've been through this? >> sorry, i couldn't hear the last part of your question. >> i'm asking if he'll come up against opposition if and when he's granted these powers? >> most likely. there are a couple of investigations against some members of the opposition, and in a way one can understand that if he really wants to keep a cohesive country he needs to
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silent dissent. chavez started it with the press, and he has continued that path. the interesting thing with the press is that they're censoring their own media if they are showing criticism. so they're trying to silent dissent in all forms and when it comes to opposition members, human rights groups, there is already an investigation commission that are created this congress to investigate human rights groups that they say are funded by the empire by the united states, and they're going to single out human rights offenders. >> thank you. speaking to us out of washingt washington. for your european news now. over to barbara in london. >> reporter: thank you. fears over pilot fatigue has prompted the government to create new laws over flying
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hours. this comes after an u.k.-based passenger jet fell asleep leaving the packed plane on auto pilot. neither know how long they were asleep for but they landed safely. the new legislation is aimed at limiting fatigue. flying time will be reduced to 11 hours and they will not be allowing to above 16 hours. and rest periods are being increased especially for pilots who have flown cross several time zones. the british airline pilot association has been a campaigner against the new laws. earlier they explained why. >> under these rules a pilot could land an aircraft after being up for 22 hours. that's upset. under the existing u.k. rules maximum number of starts getting
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up at 3:00 will be doubled to seven. there are new case standards coming out of these rules. the harmonization should be upped for other countries. we believe in harmonization, and for other countries to come up-- >> couldn't the u.k. airlines just keep on doing what they've been doing. >> we asked the government minister and u.k. parliament to have that, and he refused to press for that. we'll be pressing the u.k. parliament if this is what is happening in europe, then we help though have the higher standards. >> how worried are the pilots. >> they're very worried. when asked what their number one concern, it was fatigue. the number one risk to flight safety. >> no amount of regulation could have prepared a flight instructor for the task of helping a man with almost no
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flying experience land a plane. but that's exactly what did he. the passenger had to take control of the cessna when his pilot friend fell ill over the skies in eastern england. the pilot later died. the instructor was called into the control tower to tell the passenger how to safely bring the plane down. >> we went on two or three circuits. that's going around the block, if you like. he had done three, and the last one was not very good. we told him to go around again and on the fourth one he managed a beautiful landing in my opinion. >> reporter: pedal power has taken off in a big way in spain. in fact, more push bikes are being sold than new cars. it's a big switch for a nation which in the past always preferred to drive. we went to madrid to find out what is behind the change.
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>> reporter: people pass this madrid show room but no one comes in to admire these sleek machines let alone actually by one. from a high of 1.6 million new car sales in 2007, spanish dealerships are shifting around 700,000. spain's financial crisis has dealt a hammer blow to car sales. although four wheels are losing it's appeal, two wheels certainly are not. cycling is increasingly seen as both cool and its value for money. it's currently outselling the new car. >> the by absolutely is a saving. it's a form of transport that does not cost anything over a year. they don't need much maintenance. apart from that it's healthy and it's also the best way to get around the city. ♪
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>> reporter: cycling culture is gaining momentum, too. a group went out for a bike ride. promoters of the events are watching changing attitudes here with satisfaction. >> four years ago i wasn't loan in the streets. two years ago i could see another cycle. last year people began to tell me, i have seen people in the streets. >> reporter: cyclists are really realistic. despite the accelerating sells in the main spaniards still prefer petrol to pedals. >> it still has a long way to go to catch up with the netherlands or even the u.k. but there are a couple of cities blazing the trail like barcelona. but for the most part infrastructure here is poor, cyclists are few, and the car or
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the bus still very much king of the roads. al jazeera, madrid. >> now britain's queen elizabeth ii has launched a global batten rely ahead of commonwealth games in scotland. the relay began outside of buckingham palace where the queen played a secret message inside the bottle. it travel through 17 nations and territories who will compete in the glasgow games: and you're now up-to-date with the news in europe. let's go back. >> barbara, still to come the sports news and roger federer, we'll have all the details.
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>> hello again. mexico city's government is trying to restrict supermarket chains from certain neighborhoods as a way to protect traditional street markets. street markets say they're put at risk by the growing number of international chains springing up around the country. >> reporter: welcome to mexico city's central market. it's the largest market in the world covering more than 300 hectares. >> every week hotel owner comes to the market to stock up on fresh groceries to serve his
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guests. he shops here instead of the supermarket for one reason. >> you can't beat these surprises. if i shop in the neighborhood where i live i pay up to four more times than what i pay here. i save a lot. >> reporter: the central market feeds a system of more than 300 neighborhood markets across the city. about half of all food purchas in mexo city are made in these markets. markets have been central in mexico's cultural and economic life for centuries, dating back to long before the spanish even came here. that's depicted in this portrait by diego riviera. these markets are under threat from national and international chains that are popping up across mexico. earlier this year the supreme court overturned a city law that banned supermarket from certain neighborhoods. now the city is trying to come up with other ways to restrict the chains making sure the
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markets continue to thrive is a way to protect the social dynamic in the city's neighborhoods. mexico's supermarket association would not speak to us but said the city is trying to block the creation of new businesses. many have a sentimental connection to the markets they grew up with. >> mexico city wouldn't be the same without its markets. i don't ever want them to disappear. >> reporter: while the city struggles to limit the growth of supermarkets it's the country's current sluggish economy that led to a slow down in store construction. for now it's the old markets that still attract the most business. the city hopes they'll continue to do that for decades to come. al jazeera, incomes city. , mexico city. >> for sports here is robin. >> reporter: new world rafael nadal has earned his first match
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at the standings. he defeated, and nadal is looking to become the first player to win six masters competitions in a single season. djokovic suffered an injury, and in fact, the former world number one seeded fifth for this event, he did everything to catch a glimpse of the swiss player even when he took to the practice courts. and federer fans would be pleased with his performance on wednesday. he rebounded is to win, an havig
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beaten the argentinian battled to, and in search of his fourth title of the year. the seventh seed made it in just over an hour t, and he sers four times and hitting nine aces along the way. and tsonga would get to the finals. womewimbledon champion andy mury pulls out as he recovers from a back surgery. he was disappointed not to be able to play to a home crowd in london. he had an operation on the longstanding problem last month. the in the major league baseball playoffs, the boston red sox are
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into the american league championship series. they closed out of this series against tampa bay. david de jesus, and also victorino with an rbi single on the way to a 3-1 lead here. it's the fifth time that boston has reached the championship series. >> even though we may come up short at times it felt like we would create some but this was an unique game. we faced nine different pitchers. we had to remain patient. >> boston will have to wait to find out who their next opponents will be as oakland could not close out detroit. and the rbi and oh two-run homer, would tie this evening and on the seventh the 5-4 hed
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hedge. they are doublethe penguins flae hurricanes and they're kicking themselves for trading the winger. he came back to haunt them opening the scoring in the first period. the penguins doubled their lead and nathan gerby making the 2-1 runner. they would make two more goals to complete the hat trick. they condemned the old side to the 5-2 loss. he said his country won't bid for future world cups. he is a knew member of the fifa's executive.
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they want future assurance if it's worth their while. he spoke in football leaders in london. >> are you happy with the decision that was made? >> absolutely. i think the decision to take one's time, study the issues involved over the next 6, 12, months, whatever it takes, and make a sensible decision for the world cup with the 2022. >> you indicated that there were knew changenew changes to be us. >> we think the rules should be changed and should be made stronger. that's part of the normal process. i think that will happen. some things have already started to happen. you've seen a number of changes starting to happen in fifa. we need to know what those rules are and what the rationale is for making decision. before you get into a game, a contest, you need to know what the rules are.
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that's a fair request on the part of any participant. >> on to motor sport, vettel strangely promoting new york taxis in japan. vettel will clench another world title. >> i think we had another very good run after the summer break. we won, and so i hope to make it five this week. yeah, i lost the track, i would loving to back. the japanese people are very passionate about formula one, so i'm looking forward to the atmosphere. >> reporter: that is your sport. we'll have more for later. >> he's one of the most famous
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yet secretive artists in the world. now britain's banksy has swapped the streets of london for new york. but fans will have to race to see them as they're de faced as quickly as they appear. >> reporter: these new yorkers are not looking at any graffiti. renown artist banksy has turned up in new york. a fan is hunting down his latest work on the city streets. >> as soon as i heard he was in new york, i'm looking for his locations. >> reporter: his 50-plus fans follow him on instagram. showing the daily pictures of his latest strike. >> the helium balloon, the object of such poetry. >> reporter: his canvas, a building, garage door and even a new york delivery truck.
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he does it all in secret. he does not identify himself, and he leaves his followers gasping for suspense. >> it's as if we're following him around, that maybe just one step behind. you know, and it's so close. we're so close to kind of getting a glimpse of who he is. >> reporter: his following is international. banksy's art often has political and social overtunes. his work has been exhibited all over the world and are compared to andy warhol. but it's his street art that makes him accessible to his fans. his graffiti does not last long before it's bombed or tagged, painted over by another person. when words of banksy's heard hit the street, fans race to see it before it's tagged. >> especially these pieces, you know it's not going to be there long. that makes it way more exciting
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rather than something that is in a gallery for months. >> de facing property without permission, but that doesn't mine property owners won't try to cash in. this galley sold a bansy-painted door for $300,000. >> i think it helps him to achieve goals on several levels, allowing him to have his works in public view, allowing people to see them, and to get the artistic or the art experience that he wants them to have, but then if they get de faced they are no longer relevant in the marketplace or they're much less relevant. >> reporter: don't tell that to speaks folks. they're just happy to be standing here. >> well, that's it from the news hour team and myself in doha. do stay with us here at al jazeera. we're handing you over to london and felicity will be with you in just a moment with all th the ds
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