>> welcome to the news hour. these are our top stories. hundreds of thousands of u.s. government employees head back to work after a last-minute budget deal is agreed in washington. what weeks until syria loses its capacity to make chemical weapons and process of inspection and destruction continues. >> sounding the alarm, pollution
does cause cancer. definitive new research from the world health organization. >> a bosnian-serb arrested on war crime charges. >> hundred was thousands of u.s. government employees are heading back to work for the first time in more than two weeks. it follows the vote from congress wednesday night that approved raising the debt ceiling and reopening the government. president barack obama signed the bill into law in the early hours, but its only a temporary reprieve. the deal only funds the government until next year. despite the talk of bipartisanship, democraties and republicans remain divided over budget issues. we are monitoring the stock exchange.
first, lets go live to kimberly covering the political tussle in washington d.c. kimberly, i guess now this deal must be breathing some life at least back into the government buildings around you. >> indeed, you can see it on the roads heading into washington, d.c. this morning, packed for the first time in 16 days as more than 800,000 federal workers, not just in washington, d.c. but across the country return to work. they return to an awful lot of work that has to be done. there were many departments closed, department of commerce, the e.p.a., to name just a few, have been largely shuttered. so they are back to work with the stroke of the pen by president obama shortly after midnight early this morning, but it is just a temporary fix. >> without objection, the motion is agreed to. >> and with that, a temporary reprieve for the global economy. the u.s. will not default on its debt. for the american people, their
government will now reopen for at least the next three months. president barack obama expressing optimism that the country won't be back in the same place a month from now. >> i want to thank the leadership for coming together and getting this done. hopefully next time, it won't be in the 11th hour. one of the things that i said throughout this process is we've got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis. >> on capitol hill, political leaders were quick to congratulate themselves and each other. >> my hat's off to senator reid for his tremendous week. >> second, i'd like to praise the president. >> i appreciate the work that senator alexander schumer did. >> praise was hard to come by outside the capitol. visiting tourists give you an idea of how the country feels about this latest crisis solved in the last minute. from kansas, despair. >> very sad, because they need to get together and get
something accomplished. they're like a couple of little kids on a merry go -- you know, on a schooling ground, bickering and not getting anything done. >> from california, frustration. >> seems like most of the government is playing politics and it's about political power, not about what's good for america and that frustrates me greatly. >> in utah, anger. >> a lot of people discussing i believe it will happen come the time for voting this next go around. i believe very strongly that a lot of voices will be heard at that time. >> first the politicians have another chance to try to find a long term budget solution, that they haven't been able to reach during the last five government-created crisis. if not, in three months, it's possible the american people will be back here again from the outside looking in on capitol hill, not liking what they see, but not able to do much about it. >> it's a temporary fix. how much progress has been made on actually resolving differences the next time this
comes up, rather than simply delaying differences? >> almost nothing has been accomplished in that reward. it's funny. when president obama spoke shortly after the legislation was passed in the first chamber, the u.s. senate, as he spoke to reporters, they asked him directly will web in the same situation a few months from now. the president answered with a resounding no. there are very few in washington that share that optimism. the tea party republicans to be specific have vowed to continue their fight while they have yielded temporarily and are the ones largely responsible for this crisis getting so close to the deadline. they say they will not back down. they still want to see changes to president obama's health care reform allow. they want to see fundamental changes to the way the country spends in terms of entitlements and checks that are handed out to seen years and assistance given to students and others who require assistance.
there's a fundamental difference between the vast major active americans divided right down the middle. those issues will have to be addressed. part of this legislation, pot departmentses and republicans will meet. they will be negotiating and have to report back in a matter of roughly eight weeks. it's going to be a difficult negotiation, because both sides are planning and vowing to dig in their heels, so really, we could find ourselves in the exact same situation in just a matter of about eight weeks or more. >> let's continue to talk about this and turn to the economic cost of the shutdown, where it's been estimated the partial shutdown cost the united states $24 billion. that's a staggering $1.5 billion a day. the ratings agency standard and poor said growth has been cut significantly in the fourth quarter. the total cost to the economy is expected to keep growing into
the billions, with consumers unlikely to open their executive books while another possible shutdown over the government looms. we had that strong rally last night. what kind of signal is the market sending over this? >> not the signal you might expect. it was good to see that 250 points up there, 205 up on the tape. that was great, but it was very, very low volume. there weren't very many investors in that market yesterday. they were sitting on the sidelines nervously biting their nails concerned about where to put their money. what you saw with that 205 on the dow was a message going out from wall street to washington, d.c. that we're on to you. there was no stock market crash this time. we've been through this before. that was the message. they were saying basically, we know that you're playing games in washington, d.c., here on
wall street, they never seriously thought that that death ceiling wouldn't be raised. so the market was positively up. the problem this morning, the commentary in all the newspapers here is that really the biggest threats to the u.s. economy going forward, and by extension, the global economy is really the elected politicians in washington, d.c. what an extraordinary thing to have to say. >> indeed. then we've got though talking about economic data about to be released. what impact are we expecting from that. >> one thing about the furlough was there was no economic data over a two week period. there's lots of stuff backed up now about to come out. i'm thinking of the jobs report here. normally, the non-farms report comes out the first friday of the month. there wasn't any. people here are economic geek.
they love this stuff. they live and breathe for manufacturing data and inflation physician and auto sales and all that kind of stuff. i think the jobs report won't be seen until november. that's a snapshot that's going to be over the last two months. if it's not very good, there could be a big reaction on wall street, up or down, 306 or negative, depending on what the data turns out to tell us. >> looks like everyone behind you is going to be busy for a while. thank you very much. >> syria could lose all ability to produce any chemical weapons by the beginning of next month. the apcw said the team in syria is on track with its mission. inspectors have visited nearly half of the sites disclosed by the syrian government and begun
destroying some of the facilities. the date is being set for the resumption of a peace conference aimed at resolving the syrian conflict. we are following events. >> the chemical watchdog said it's halfway through phase one and that everything is on track. it's praised the cooperation given by the syrian government, and the spokesperson for the watchdog did say that after november 1, syria will no longer have the ability and capacity to manufacture chemical weapons or mix chemical agents or load ammunition with chemical weapons. on another development, a u.s. source told aljazeera that the working dates to hold the geneva conference over syria will be on november 22, or 23. those are approximate dates. however, they are not confirmed.
in other news from moscow, the syrian deputy prime minister said in a news conference that they have agreed with russian officials and also with some u.n. officials that the dates for the geneva two conference will be around 22 or -- between the 22nd or 24th of november. >> it's confirmed air pollution does cause condition as her. the world health organization has linked the pollutants we breathe every day to lung cancer and increased risk of bladder cancer. air pollution was responsible for killing 1.3 million in 2008 and also accounted for 2.4% of the world's total. that's one in every 40 people. it's estimated to cause around 9% of lung cancer deaths. what cities are the worst to live in? according to the w.h.o., india
is home to many of the worst affected cities. so, too, nepal, bangladesh, china and mongolia. in the middle east, iran and egypt fared the worst. in africa, botswana, ghana, senegal and nigeria. the americas, mexico, chile, peru, bolivia are among the worst polluters there. some might listen to this and say what's really new and groundbreaking here? we all know that having pollution in the air is dangerous for your health, don't we? >> yes, we've known that for years the thing that's new about this is we know air pollution also causes cancer. >> at the same time, some of the
figures for air pollution that we were talking about there date back to 2008. how's the situation developed since then? >> well, things are getting better in some places, certainly, but worse in other places. it's notable that many of the places with the worst air pollution, and you say mentioned, are in rapidly developing economies, and so the burden of deceased associated with those locations can be expected to go up if this present trend continues. >> looking at your report, i mean the carcinogens in the air can come from everything it feels like from how we cook and heat otherselves and factory, huh they work. what do you need in order to clean up the air can be dismantle the situation? >> certainly not. the experience in parts of the
world grappling with this problem for decades show it is possible to control air pollution without dismantling the world. there are many new technologies being developed that can be effective. the task now is nor national governments and health agencies to decide which particular strategies will work best for their situations. >> does this need some kind of international effort there? you mentioned at the beginning of this interview that it is the rapidly developing countries that are the worst pollution offenders. this brings us back to the question of can they balance that load and make the choice between clean air or development? >> well, that's a very good question, and we are a science agency, so our mission is to
assign the scientific information to the governments to determine the strategies that they use, but outdoor air is unique in the sense that it crosses national boundaries, and so the pollution of one country can very easily become the pollution of another. as you suggest, some kind of international cooperation really will be necessary in order to completely control this problem. >> and you say rightly pointed out, hour scientific organization. people who aren't scientists watching this interview, what sort of practical advice can you give them in order to protect themselves? >> it's very difficult for an individual to protect him or herself against air pollution, because air pollution comes from all the activities of society, and as we just said, it can even cross national boundaries. so, the action that needs to be taken really is at the collective level of public
health, rather than at the individual level. >> all right. thanks so much for your thoughts on that. >> still to come in the news hour, richard will be here with all the weather, including a look at the bush fires burning out of control in the new south wales region of australia. the top seeds are out. find out who's in and who isn't for the world cup seeds tournament.
>> even if i recover, it's not the same. my children are gone. >>s philippine government is doing the best it can to assure assistance goes to those who need it most. this woman has not received any help at all. she's on her own, carrying the burden of losing her children. aljazeera, central fill jeans everywhere, there are signs of a city getting back to work and the streets coming back to life. many offices and shopping malls remain closed while the full extent of damage is assessed. with the peak tourism season starting, no sign of panic among visitors already here, but there is concern about future bookings. from the city's mayor, and optimistic prediction that it might add bonus into the holiday package. >> tourists want adventure and
would want to see what happened. all of this can be an attraction. >> for most filipino visitors from the president down, the damaged buildings are more a reminder of their countries suseptibility to natural disasters. >> while neighbors islands have been counting the cost in terms of lives lost, the big concern in this city is the impact on people's livelihood in the heart land. >> the same eternal question in times of natural disaster, why us? aljazeera, the philippines. >> let's get more on the weather now with richard. >> thanks very much, down you should, we're heading toward the summer months, but at the moment, you'd think summer was already here. sydney, the average temperature throughout act should be
22 degrees each day, but so far this month, has averaged 26.7 degrees with some days as high as 34. that's been a real issue over the last few weeks. the current situation's made worse by this weather front coming through, bringing about quite gusty conditions. in parts of victoria and tasmania, we've had winds. when you add on dry humidity, strong winds, hot weather and you have a recipe for this situation. this comes from newcastle. from the blue mountains, where we've had fires, 40 uncontained all aided by the tinder dry conditions. there will be some improvement in that there will be rain coming frog from that frontal
system and the winds easedding down. heading through the weekend, it's likely we will find the temperatures coming up again and conditions deteriorating. we're in the area of high pressure, expecting slightly damper conditions, cooler conditions to come along heading into the early part of next week. in the meantime, still looking largely dry, still looking at a breeze there, the fires will take some time to be contained. for the time being, the east remains tinder dry. >> now police in bosnia have arrested 8serb men, accused of killing 20 muslims in the eastern town. 100,000 people were killed in the conflict. efforts to prosecute those responsible are being transferred from international courts to bosnian ones.
they say they can't cope with the investigations. there are 100,000 investigation that is remain open. the target to close the cases is impossible. we bring in the director of the human rights house in star you've voluntary. >> the try bun national will clarify more or less what they did. >> how many war crime suspects remain at large?
>> we are talking about between 12 and 15,000 people that could have participated in war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, we are talking about the whole region. it means that quite the number of perpetrators still at large, and we don't foresee how the local tribunals would be able to keel with them with all these numerous and very difficult cases. >> is the problem perhaps only a question of the ability of the legal process to deal with this large number? i mean i've been to places where people will come up to you and say we know where these suspects are, they walk the streets, some of them even hold office. is the do you live bring them to
justice also sometimes politics? >> the main obstacle is indeed the political one. there is still enough readiness on all the sides to face the citizens ability to face the guilt and allow the justice to do its work. the second issue is that many of the perpetrators are abroad in overseas countries. not all of them are in bosnia or the region, so there are technical reasons, reasons related to the lack of efficiency of the tribunals, but the main reason is political, the lack of willingness, the lack of political will to face the truth, to face the responsibility of each and every side in the conflict and to bring the perpetrators to the tribunals. >> for people not 23578 with the political situation, why is it a political hot potato bring these people to justice? what would it mean in terms of
the internal political system in booze knee bosnia? would it mean dismantling it? >> the political system is basically the same political structures as those who have led to the war are still in power. the nationalists on one side do not see guilt on there side for the crimes perpetrated. the guilty are only the others. that's the main problem. the problem is to admit that we have perpetrated crimes and that the perpetrators as individuals have to face justice. this is still not the case. the maturity of the political elite didn't reach that point in which we would be able to face the past, to allow the justice to do its work and then to engage in a process of conciliation. >> all right, thanks so much.
>> there has been mixed reaction in iran following talks in geneva. they have tried to restart talks. they'll be back around the negotiating table in november. erika wood has more on reaction from tehran. >> in the newspapers and on the streets are tehran, a mood of cautious optimism. >> i am satisfied with the talks. i hope we can achieve what people want. i hope talks go on in a way that sanctions that target ordinary people can be removed. >> headlines speaking of positivity between this week's talk in iran and the closest and most cordial in third years. >> it will hopefully be the beginning of a new phase in our relations. >> one of the things that we have all agreed is that we are
not going to talk about the detail of our discussions and the work that's going on. >> with the surrounding secrecy, there's no way of knowing just how many concessions and on which side are being made. >> i think the best way and the easiest way to know what has happened is to note clearly what is being said. both are talking optimistically and cautiously. it means that there are still some things to be removed, but the whole atmosphere is very positive. >> years of sanctions have hurt the economy, hurting oil exports, iran's biggest earner. it is supportive of central commodities. >> in my view, sanctions that have affected the pharmaceutical sector are most important.
my mother suffers from cancer and these kind of sanctions have priorities to be lifted. >> iranians have lived with tougher sanctions. the well educated and politically aware population, few believe there will be a quick solution. >> in my opinion, it's still 50-50 that they will reach a final greatly, but if the negotiations are positive, then i think sanctions can be eased. >> these are the first of several planned negotiations, after three decades of the cold, there's a long road ahead for iran. the next step is to transform talk into action. the clearest indication the relationship is back on track would likely come with the reopening of embassies in international cities. aljazeera. >> still to come, how kenya's missing billions, how holes in the public purse are costing the
president obama signed a bill last night to reopen the government. >> the chemical weapons watchdog said its inspectors have visited hundred was sites closed by the syrian government. >> the world health organization definitively linked air pollution with cancer. it found significant evidence that it leads to lung cancer and increased risk of bladder cancer. >> kenya's president is calling for answers after an audit found that a third of the country's public spending could not be could for. this is not the first time the countries 15s have come under scrutiny. the biggest scandal is the $10 billion that a parliamentary report revealed had gone missing during 1995. in may this year, m.p.'s voted themselves a $100,000 annual
salary, making them among the highest paid in the world. they agreed to cut that to $175,000 because of public outcry. now $4 billion can't be accounted for at a time when kenya is trying to raise funds by introducing a sales tax. we have more from nairobi. >> kenyan students struggle with math. they see basic numeracy as a life skill. education is one of the most underfunded democrats in government here. according to a report, most ministries can't do their sums. in a study of accounts from 2011-2012, $4 billion of the budget is missing. that's 33% of the governments entire expenditure for that year. that would pay for 10 years of
public health care. a group has been tracking the government accounts for years. no one is accused of stealing, justify the main can't be traced. the group's chief executive says wherever it's gone, it's costing the country its future. >> it's the cost of development. the figure given to us is larger than kenya's current development budget this year, so it really is the difference between development and just muddling along. >> for the president, this is a war. he chose his speech to the military to talk of the missing millions in fighting materials. >> just like terrorism and other forms of aggression, inefficiency, incompetence and corruption are massive threats to our integrity as a society.
as a nation, we must embrace integrity and fight corruption with the resolve required to combat terrorism. >> now, all the government ministries have been ordered to explain where the money has gone. if anyone should know what happened to the missing billions, it is the president himself. for at least half of the periods examined, he was the finance minister and the man who headed the department is now the head of the civil service. >> kenya's health service is another dangerously ill department. patients spill out on to the grass of the country's biggest hospital waiting for treatment. it is warned that the government captain stop raising money, the entire economy will remain chronically sick. >> the united nations is appealing for more troops and helicopters for it's peace keeping mission in mali to effectively stabilize the north of the country and protect
civilians from attacks. there are already more than 6,000 troops in mali, roughly half of what's been mandated. we have the president of the institute for foresight and security in europe. >> this is a number of african companies who had deployed troops. 1,200 nigerians have left the nationwide, because they are fighting war in their country. last week, 150 also left the united nations summarization mission for the same reason, and based on the fact that there are ongoing problems in the area and the neighborhood of chad and we have to have at mind that while troops are not being
sufficiently deployed in malie, another preparation is in central africa. >> people are required to hand in a written request to the police in egypt 24 hours before a planned protest. governors has been given the power to designate protest free areas. a senior analyst says it has a change to the landscape. >> if you look at the deteriorating relationship, it is the ministry that now has the
final that authority on deciding whether the protests can go ahead or not will be met with a great deal of suspicion by people who might want to organized protests. the fact also that the organizers have to register their names and contact details against what has happened in the last knew months, this will be read as yet another attempt of the government to clamp down on political freedoms, rather than simply restoring public order. >> is the internet safe? that is a topic for the conference on cyberspace, looking to boost the web in developing countries. we report. >> south korea's president opened the third cyberspace conference pledging to help bridge the digital divide and warning about increasing threats in on line security.
>> in the future, we must secure the openness of cyberspace as much as possible as well as jointly stop these dangers with international norms and principles. >> western countries argue for greater on line liberalism, russia and chain new state control. those lines have been blurred by the revelations of the former intelligence contractor edward snowden outlining the huge drag net operated by the united states. >> the host of this conference can act as a bridge between opposing word views on internet security. advanced internet is subject to substantial government control. >> just ask this photographer. he says out of a sense of sat tire and curiousty, he was subject to a case still going on two days later. >> i want to know things, but
there are too many things that i cannot know, because the government has blocked off internet sites. this is more than just talking about freedom of expression, my right to know is infringed. >> south korea is battling a specific threat, cyber attacks targeting banks and broadcasters have cost hundred was millions of dollars this year. this man used to teach. >> so far, north koreans attacks have been a demonstration of what they can do. what they are really preparing for is a critical attack on south korea's national infrastructure. >> developing international norms, little wonder that no binding agreement will emerge from this meeting.
aljazeera. >> 30 million people are enslaved, almost half in india where slavery rages from bonded labor in quarries to commercial sex exploitation. in china, 2.9 million people are in slavery. savory is a huge problem and the numbers of difficult to document. >> this horrendous situation where children are exploited, sold into forced labor, sold into forced prostitution. i've been around northern india where whole communities enslaved. we find horrific slavery in moritania, children or women forced to work in the fields. there are millions of migrants who come from saw the asia
working in the country and has a huge problem with those migrants, many subject to forced labor. it's an open issue about whether to catch the scale of that particular problem. >> new zealand's two mainland masses have been officially named north and south islands. it's what they've been referred to for decades but for the first time formally given names. we report from wellington. >> the precious green stone. nor new zealand, it's a strength of strength, beauty and power. traditionally, the green stone highly valid for its qualities is given as a gift. they have been given their great evident gifts. the south island will now be known as the waters of green stone. the north island is also getting a make over, becoming the fish of maui.
both are named for the name used for hundreds of years. for people like this art gallery manager, it's a moment to be proud of her heritage. >> i'm glad. i think it's just one more part of recognizing moyery as being the indigenous people of new zealand. over time, they just became described by their location, north and south. >> whatever names moiri history has also had european history, because captain james cook was the first person to take the names of those islands and put them down in writing. >> for the last few decades, moiri have been fighting for the recognition of their language. the formal adoption of these
names is seen as another step, for leaders, another reinforcement of moiri's status. >> again, along with country men and women, this will hopefully add to bringing us together as a nation. >> new zealand has always tried to encourage the use of both languages and the changes largely supported by the wider community. >> the reality is of course you can't legislate what people say. for some the islands will always be north and south. >> mother's memorial, how a west bank man is remembered in a garden made from shells. >> we have all the details in sports.
>> welcome back. in the u.s., native americans have a precious resource the government wants. it's water. it's on tribal land preserve before they were forced from their homes. native american leaders have had to fight to protect it. we report from oklahoma. >> the state of oklahoma funded the construction in the late
1970's to supply water to the region. to get the west now, a rapidly expanding oklahoma city says it needs that water. the problem is the treaty of dancing rabbit creek. signed in 1830, it decreed that the tripe would own this land in return for leaving their ancestorial homeland. the indian transcribes argue that legally, the treaty obligations still exist and they control this water. >> they have the cash to back their claim over the lake and with money comes the political influence to argue that this water is not oklahoma city's to take. wealthier transcribes now have the means to protect their sovereign rights. >> we've always had a presence,
a voice, but it wasn't a very loud voice. now with the advent of gaming and other economic opportunities, transcribes have the resources to hire those attorneys. this is definitely not our grandparents generation. >> oklahoma city officials say they accept the transcribes have a say, but the strikes ecological concerns will abpriority and they race that taking massive apartments of water and drawing down the reservoir is not good environmental management. >> they want to come across the border. >> local residents aren't convinced. other lakes in the region supplying oklahoma city have been drained. he fears the same will happen to sardis. >> take the water and you've got a shallow lake and mud flats all around, nothing. >> similar water disputes are on the way around the u.s. at root is the sovereignty for
their expulsion from their home lands, their trail of tears. oklahoma, aljazeera. >> palestinians living in the west bank village have been staging weekly oh protests against the israeli separation barrier. empty tear gas canisters have been turned into a symbol of peace. we have the story. >> this woman knows grief. four years ago, her son was killed in a peaceful protest against the situation wall. the village has honored him with this very unusual garden, planting flowers inside empty tear gas grenades that were fired during the weekly demonstrations. >> he used to love flowers. i hope he'll always be
surrounded by flowers and greenery. >> her daughter died after inhaling tear gas during a protest. her son was killed right here after being hit in the chest by a tear gas canister. his death captured on camera. >> i feel he's around me, watering the plants when i do. he knows i'm hurting, upset because i lost two of my children. >> the garden is a chance for people to pay their respects. the non-violent protests here having going on for eight years now. villagers hope with the garden, children will remember others who have given their lives to the struggle. >> our message to the israeli occupation and those who support it is that we are transforming canisters of death into canisters of life with flowers. >> a simple message they hope will take root elsewhere, too.
>> let's talk about sports now. >> we start with contradict. pakistan have become the first team to become the number one world test site in two years. they won the first test in abu dhabi. it looked like pakistan would implode as they lost three wickets, which is seven to start their chase. steadying the ship, pakistan's first test win over south africa since 2007. >> the top eight seeds the next year world cup draw are out. there are few surprises on the list. fifa used world rankings to
determine who will go into the seeded 309s. the world and european champion spain are ranked first ahead of germany and argentina. columbia and uruguay make up the top seven. >> switzerland won the qualifying group on a 14 march unbeaten run. that's what counts, not past tournaments with that belgium have been placed. when you look at a nation like netherlands, they're slightly unlucky. there hasn't been a lot paid to what they did in previous word cups. they reached the finals in south africa. they find themselves out and
hope uruguay will win. >> cabrera got a single in the fourth. the series is now tied two all. game five is thursday. >> we feel we're one of the best teams in the american league right now and you know what i mean, i think that's showing right now. we want it to be a good contest. it's mentally and physically draining every night, but that's what good baseball's all about. >> the l.a. dodgers beat the st.
louis cardinals to go ahead in the national league championship series. the score was two all before the dodgers pulled away. gonzalez smashing a solo home run. the game ending 6-4. >> for me, a what was important was the victory, not anything personal. going into game six with the opportunity of running it to win the seventh game and to win the series. it's not about me. it's about the team. >> in the n.h.l., the new york rangers ended a three-game losing streak beating the washington capitals wednesday. they had goaltender henry lindquist to thank with the swede earning his 46th career shutout. the rangers got their goals in the second period with john moore opening the scoring. final score 2-0, new york.
>> over in california, the anaheim ducks win. in the second period, capping off the scoring with the first goal of the season, anaheim going on to win 3-2. >> after winning two grand slams and olympic gold medal, you think edward murray would be ready for drama. he almost missed receiving an honor as buckingham palace earlier. >> mr. andrew murray, for services to tennis. >> murray had a random drug test sprung on him just as he was getting ready to leave his home. he still made it to the ceremony, becoming the first british man in 77 years to win wimbledon. that's all the sports for now.
>> thanks so much. this week sees the release of pakistan's first big budget movie. while the film is based on real life events following the 2009 attack by the toll ban, we report. >> it was a rare night of celebrity and glamour at islamabad premier of the much anticipated film. the action movie is the first to be made in pakistan on a milty million dollar budget. the lead actor says the film that the potential to change the struggling industry. >> i really feel that with the release, the pakistani film ministry has arrived. we received a lot of support making this movie. i think it will inspire young film makers to make their own movies. >> the countries first entry to the cad knee awards foreign
language category happened in more than 50 years. military ruler launched an islamization agenda that included a rigged sensor ship code. >> between pakistan's first submission for an cad knee awards in 50 years, and the release of its first multi-million dollar blockbuster, it would appear pakistan's once ailing film industry is on the mend. it will still take a long time before the movie business here will be able to compete with
neighboring bollywood. >> one of the main challenges for pakistan film makers is raising money to fund their projects. making movies ins expensive and with audiences limited to a number of major cities, it isn't easy to attorney profit. >> this woman is a pakistani filmmaker. >> in india, if you're investing, you can recoup the money in the first weekend in india for certain budgets. you can't say that about pakistan yet. you need a certain film of a certain budget and a certain genre you know people will come and watch. >> we've got another bulletin of news coming up straight ahead after the break in a couple of minutes. don't go too far. you can keep up today with all the news, head over to our website. see you in a bit.
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>> this is aljazeera america. we're live in new york city. i'm del walters with a look at today's top stories. >> we've got to get out of the habit of governing by crisis. >> that is president obama last night before he signed that bill ending the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling, avoiding that financial default. the president will have more to say minutes from now. he'll deliver a statement from the white house at the bottom of the hour. we'll of live coverage for you right here on aljazeera america. all employees should go back on their next scheduled workday. for many that means today. there is a provision to get back pay a