tv Weekend News Al Jazeera August 30, 2015 9:00am-10:01am EDT
>> hello, and welcome to the news hour. here's what's coming up for the next 60 minutes. south sudan's army and webs accuse each other of breaking the cease-fire just hours after it was put in place. malaysia's former leader joins protesters demanding that the prime minister step down. >> their room is overcrowded. they sleep on hospital beds. it's overheated and too many mosquitoes. >> credit dreams become my fairs.
we're in a detention in italy that is more like a prison. rebooting the filipino film industry. >> rebels and the army in south sudan are accusing each other of violating a cease-fire just hours after it came to affect. the fighting has been centered on the state with both sides saying their positions have been attacked. south sudan has been in at war since 2013. since then, tens of thousands of people have died. 2million others have fled their homes. the president signed the latest piece deal, which included a power-sharing agreement, a cease-fire, and both sides taking responsibility for the
war. machar signed it nine days earlier. a spokesperson for machar blames the fighting on the government forces. >> they're attacking, it is not us. it is the government. when the president signed the agreement, he was complaining. they are not committed to the agreement and this is a violation of the agreement and the cease-fire, which he had declared himself. >> that was the press secretary for the rebel leader speaking with al jazeera earlier on.
now we can speak the president's spokesman. so the rebels accuse the government, yourself, of violating the cease-fire by bombarding their positions along the white nile river. can you clarify what exactly happened? >> no, the president has declared permanent cease-fire. through presidential order. and it has come to force on the same day that the president signed the order. the government of the south sudan people's army were given the orders, and he has extended those orders to the commander in the field to remain in their barracks, and to fire only in self defense. on the 28th that was before
yesterday, th there were heavy arms in a town that is controlled by government forces. on the 29th, also yes, they repeated the same thing. they bombarded the city. and it is a border tha-- >> clearly it is a blame game between both sides. since there has been violations both sides accuse each other of violating the cease-fire. is this the end of the cease-fire. >> well, it is a blaming side
blaming game on the side of the rebels. the last two eaks or so, they have denounced machar. they come out to fight. they said that they will not hold to what machar says. he controls--so our forces were attacked. our forces were attacked. >> are you concerned at all that the u.n. is going to press ahead with more sanctions, something that they have warned about fighting as that continues or erupted? >> what is clear is that the united nations should consult the agency.
they should also know, and i expect them to know that the attack came from outside. >> my question is how concerned are you of further sanctions? are you concerned of further sanctions? >> well, if they think that will stop the problem in south sudan with sanctions, i'm afraid it has not worked any wear because those countries that they sanction, it is only the people that are hurt, nothing that can bring calmness into an area. the united nations should consider that-- >> what should happen if the u.n.'s way is not working?
unless they're not looking for peaceful solution, they would be talking about sanctions otherwise. what is the priority is to see the parties on how to implement and they must abide and determine. since the government forces are instructed by the command center chief to remain in their barracks. it is incumbent on those who determine peace instead of blaming both sides. >> thank you for joining us from
juba. tens of thousands of people have gathered in the capital of kuala lumpur. a rally against the employment. they accuse him of corruption and mismanaging the economy. the communications director of malaysia's ruling party said that the protest dos not indicate that the prime minister has lost support. they're having problems themselves by having one or two leaders in the party. the prime minister does not in any way indicate that he has--he
has gone all over the country, and he receives a wonderful welcome all over the country. this is nothing new in what they're asking the government to do. the government has been responding positively over the years. this is a prime minister who has abolished the, this is the first prime minister that allows them to have demonstrations against the government. >> he has been keeping a close eye on the second day of protest. we have this report. >> they converge on the center of kuala lumpur, in the tens of thousands. calling for the resignation of najib razak. it has not happened yet. the bersih movement said that
they could be called a success. >> this is really the message to the prime minister that he needs to go. >> bersih in malay means clean, and they think that the prime minister is anything but. they want him arrested on charges of taking $700 million from the state investment fund, which he denies. >> they would like him to step down, but most of the republic realizes this is not in their hands. >> this is about the changing politics in this country. malay has formed the majority in the demonstrations. most of the demonstrators were young ethnic chinese who have become politically active. they say they're more informed
than older generations, therefore they feel emboldened. >> we know that we have news from different parts, not only from the newspaper, but international sites. >> they're fighting for freedom of speech and the right to dissent. this rally was illegal by the government was prior permission was not granted they say that action will be taken in days ahead. >> is this threatening the people? >> previous political rallies have ended in clouds of tear gas. this was a peaceful gathering of mayalations who want to see end. >> this country has been ruled by by the by the the same party
for 58 years. >> that is the prime minister. he's speaking in the capital. he has turned out to make his annual independence day eve address to the people. this is the first time we've heard from him since the mass rally began. wtell us what the scene is on the second day of protests in malaysia. >> well, it's absolutely incredible at the moment. many of the people in this protest just a few hours ago, just within the last hour or so we've seen a huge serge of crowds coming back to independent scare behind me. you can probably hear the commotion. people are singing. they're chanting. most of them are wearing the
iconic yellow t-shirts with the bersih 4, logo emblazoned on their t-shirts. they got a morale boost when the former prime minister abdul la mohammed is the member of the prime minister own political party. has had years of support not only in this party but also across malaysia. it has asked for him to come out and for the prime minister to step down. it is extremely significant. these the final few hours this protest. organizers say they'll wrap up
events local time in kuala lumpur. we see incredible crowds turning ahead of the protest finishing. >> thank you very much for that update. >> in japan, there has been controversial legislation, if passed into law it would allow troops to fight overseas for the first time since world war ii. >> under its constitution japan is barred from using force to resolve conflict except to defend itself. these protesters outside at parliament in japan want it to stay that way. >> 70 years ago so many people lost their loved ones and went through so much hardship. they want to leave their legacy and leave the japan pacifist constitution. but it has been violated now,
and that's why we're protesting. >> demonstrations have been taking place across the country. they're led by students and other young people who say they want to protect japan's passive constitution. some have been on hunger strike for 70 hours. >> i want japan to insist on peace and sets an example for the rest of the world. >> the 75-year-old survived u.s. air raids on japan during the second world war. he said the experience compelled him to join the protesters. >> i came because i must convey the horrors of the war. this legislation will lead us to war again. >> the changes to the constitution would allow japanese troops to be sent overseas to send allies under attack. prime minister abe said that the change is necessary to protect japan. many oppose the legislation, but
it has been passed by the lower house, and it is expected to be passed by the upper chambers despite the efforts to stop it. >> still to come on the al jazeera news hour. >> thes >> they are coming now. my people are coming back. >> breaking down social barriers in saudi arabia as women register to vote in the tup coming electorate. and we look at the world champions. first, calling for european countries to improve the way they protest refugees and migrants. they want everyone to be registered and fingerprinted so officials can quickly identify those in need. need.
[ crying ] >> but many people have been trying to escape because they don't want to be fingerprinted. if they are, then any western european country they move on to could legally move them back to hungary. many don't want to stay in hungary. they want to go to germany. many wait for government permission train twice a day going north to the border in serbia. two and a half thousand refugees took that train. >> we understand that death is here. we're prepared to die. this is a journey to death, and we don't even have a guarantee of making it. we call this a journey of death, not a vacation. in greece they left us to die like dogs. the first time our engine stopped running, the greeks went by but they didn't look at us. they left us to drown. the turks came to rescue us.
we suffered a lot. >> they cross the mediterranean from libya and land in italy. but the reception they receive is not what they expect. >> a cry for help from a refugee center that looks more like a prison. these are some of the 64 nigerian women rescued in july from the mediterranean sea. like thousands before and after them, they were hoping for a better life in europe. but the rescuers became their jailers. they are being held in one of italy's identification and expulse centers, an one-stop shop before deportation. >> i left libya, it seemed i was in hell. because in libya i isn't have peace of mind. there was fighting and war every day. at times they would just come
and rape the girls. they would always burst into our house and begin to rape us. when the italians rescued us we thought our problems were over. we were tree happy and they were taking us to the main camp, and we were surprised to find ourselves here. we didn't commit any crimes. >> this is not officially a prison, but it certainly looks like one. refugees are locked mind bars and their freedom of movement is limited. >> we're being told that key want film inside the rooms. but the girls told me that their room is overcrowded. they sleep on hospital beds. it's overheated. too many mosquitoes. there is a flood and the stench keeps them awake at night. >> human rights organizations are helping the women apply for asylum, but if they are freed they say they risk going from prison to slavery.
>> we're trying to ascertain whether they have been profited for purpose of sex yum exploitation. and in our experience most nigerian women are traffickicked to be forced into prostitution. these women may be revictimmized. either in italy by the same networks that trafficked them or in nigeriaer for the same reasons that forced them to leave the country. >> the outcome their asylum status request will be known in a couple of weeks. in the meantime these women will continue to wait anxiously an impatiently for a better future they risked their lives for. al jazeera, rome. >> egypegypt should be built on freedom of expression. al jazeera correspondent peter greste has called for the
egyptian president to do justice and clear him and his colleagues. peter greste and mohamed fahmy, baher mohammed were sensed to three years in prison. they and al jazeera deny the accusations, describing them as politically motivated. >> there was never any evidence that the court presented that the prosecutor either in the first trial or in the second to confirm any of the allegations against us, and in fact, i would like to publicly challenge the prosecutor to present evidence of anything that we produced that was falsified. >> well, mohamed fahmy, baher mohammed have spent their first night behind bars. baher mohammed was given extra six months for having an used bullet casing that he picked up at a protest. the sentencing has provoked
international condemnation. 32. >> thsaudi arabia granting the right to vote. about 200 women expressed interest in running for office. but women still take a number of restrictions, including a ban on driving. let's spoke to a social entrepreneur from saudi arabia. thanks for being with us on al jazeera. we'll talk about the numbers that you're seeing of women going to run in these elections as well as register to vote in just a moment. but first let me gauge your reaction to this. this is a hugely significant moment for saudi arabia as a whole? can you hear me? >> yes. >> your reaction to the women
being allowed to vote as well as candidates? >> well, this is a paradigm shift. saudi women shifting the narrative today, and changing the perception of saudi women. today the significance lies in expanding the citizen concept where women today embrac embracing--where the community today are embracing women to be equal citizens in practicing their right for the permanent of their society. >> let me ask you this, because in some reports they are saying about 70 women are standing in the municipal elections in december, and less than 5% have actually registered to vote. to a lot of people that would
seem quite low. why is that? >> the thing is we need to understand that when you introduce change, you need to allow for time, for the communities, for women to be well aware, to understand how to embrace th it and how to grow in it. it is a very natural thing that people are in the awareness and education phase, but the fact that this is happening is what the significance today. >> at the same time looking online and specifically at some social media campaigns, they have been waged by conservative voices in the kingdom who are opposing this opportunity for saudi women. >> well, this moment has been
criticized locally by the conservatives and internationally by international media that think this is not significant enough. my views about this is that this will take time. people usually reject change in the beginning, but once this is embraced, once this is in place, and once we start seeing the fruits of this, people will start converting into accepting the idea. the opposition is mainly from a more conservative party. yes, there were #s asking people to state their views, why they wouldn't allow women, why is it danger? but only time and dialogue can resolve it. >> so you sound hopeful that this could pave the way for more opportunities for women in the kingdom like driving, for
example? >> absolutely. i think that this is a stepping stone. women in saudi arabia, we believe that we value our tradition revery much. we believe the way of change is evolutionary, and we believe that we take our time and we take baby steps towards the change. it is a very, very significant and very important to understand that. and i believe that this is going to pave the way for many things. whether we face opposition or others downgrade this point, it is very important to know that this will only make women more persever percent persevering in strengthening this. >> thank you for joining us.
let's look at satellite pictures. recent pictures from the marianas. the philippines and north korea and adjacent parts of china and russia. it was a rainy storm that dropped 2000 to 300 meters of rain. these pictures are only two days old, so it still has not gone around. this is north korea. if you look at the satellite picture, i'll show you now, for the last week or so. in the last six hours. that's pretty recent picture. the amount of moisture in what is swirling cloud comes in, and there is not much left of the typhoon now. it is the more usual line of rain, 150 meters or thereabouts in the south of japan. now this is not a typhoon. this is what you would expect
for this time of year, the front that brings rains just off the chinese coast and more of the back end of this frontal seam will go over laos. that's where you look for the heaviest rains. there are no typhoons in sight. >> still ahead on the al jazeera news hour. [ music ] >> memorial services held across new orleans to mark the tenth anniversary of hurricane katri katrina. in mexico national day accusing the authorities of collusion. and find out if buil petra pafrova could build up momentum before the champions.
xfinity is the destination for all things taylor swift. >> the top stories on the news hour: mayalation prime minister najibrazak denial gas stations. protesters want prime minister razak to step down because of the scandal. many people don' have been trying to escape camps in hungary because they don't want to be fingerprinted. rebels o and government of
south sudan say that they each have been attacked. what do these violations mean for the cease-fire as well as the peace deal? >> well, it turns out there seems to be more fighting in jonggoli state. not only there but in the nile state and southern unity state. they each appear to have witnessed violence over the last few hours since this cease-fire came into effect. now both sides are accusing each other of being responsible for the attack. but they've made it clear if they are attacked they will defend their position. now we need to wait and see who can confirm these reports.
it is very difficult to verify what is going on outside of the town. what the government is calling for is a more accurate way of monitoring the position. reik machar is no longer in charge of the rebel forces. many of his commanders left last month. if this is an attack by independent militias, it makes it big difference. >> and you know, people, anna, are bearing the brunt of this conflict in south sudan. any reaction to what is happening now with this break of the cease-fire? how are people reacting? what are the concerns? >> well, i suppose the concerns at the moment here in juba are fairly minimal because this fighting is happening very far way. but for others this is just the continuation of the violence
they've known for the last 20 months. i would be surprised that people in these villages where there is fighting even knew that there was a cease-fire that came into play. >> thank you. >> in new orleans hurricane katrina killed thousands of people and left much of the city underwater. there are celebrations for the recovery of the city. >> in memorial services across new orleans they gather to remember those lost in the storm. the storm left streets and neighborhoods in ruins and memories of the storm are still too powerful and the losses too great. >> i want to take a minute to try to do the best i can to make
sure that the people of new orleans know that the world has not forgotten us and continue to hold us up as a model for the country and to heal with us this week. we want to commemorate the lives lost, which is what we're doing today, and we thank the world that came to our aid in our darkest hour. >> in other parts of the city the residents danced and marched through the neighborhoods, a dance of birth and rebirth. tein the lower ninth ward, one of the worst hit neighborhoods there was a celebration. half of the residents of this neighborhood never returned to their homes. but for those who are here, they work t for their neighborhood.
>> you can't kill the spirit of this city despite the challenges that it faces. >> poverty remains a big issue for new orleans. but they have made a steady recovery, and many remain optimistic about the future. >> once you fall down, you always know how to learn from your mistakes. just like before katrina, we come back bigger and better. >> what happened here ten years ago can never be forgotten. now there is a push to make things better no matter how long it takes. al jazeera, new orleans. >> new jersey governor chris christie launched his candidacy for president in june. he said he has hired the founder of fedex to device a tracking system. >> at any moment fedex can tell you where that package is.
it's on the truck. it's at the station, it's on the april airplane, it's on another station, back at the door step. yet we let people come into this country with visas, and the minute they come in we lose track of them. we need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in, and then when your time is up whether it's three months, nine months, 12 months, then we go get you and tap you on the shoulder and say, excuse me. thanks for coming. time to go. >> a rally has been held in chicago over the deaths of young black men and women at the handed of police. it's the latest in a series of protests against what some are calling an epidemic of police violence. >> on chicago's most storied streets the demonstrators claim death.
the state of recent deaths of young black men in police custody have focused world attention on places like baltimore and ferguson, missouri, here police abuse and unjustified killings have gone on for decades. [ protesting ] >> they march past the chicago theater, past the facade of a tower owned by a presidential candidate to protest the treatment of blacks and the poor in chicago streets. >> you don't see many people of certain higher tax bracket being gunned down, beaten, harassed, or sexually assaulted by police. we see that often for black and brown communities. >> the city has paid more than $85 million to victims of police torture in the 1980s and '90s and set aside a reparation fund for other
victims. burge was sentenced for overseeing suffocations, electric shocks and beatings. mayor ram an emmanuel even offered a rare apology. >> i just sat and listened to the victims of torture. it's literally outrageous. i don't know how anybody can hear that and not do whatever they can to get involved. >> these demonstrators say that they're marching for justice. they want a new overwhite board because they say since 2007, 120 people have been wrongly killed by police in the city of chicago, and none of them have been held accountable. >> they've literally done nothing. they've not held police accountable. they've been a cover up committee for the police department. whenever they miss up, whenever they commit a crime, when anything goes wrong, i'm talking about serious stuff like murder and whatnot, these guys never get prosecuted. they never get brought to
justice. >> the city's police union, the fraternal order of police say that the residents have a right to protest. >> sunday marks international day of the disappeared. it draws attention to people who have been imprisoned without their loved one's knowledge. amnesty international have documented these forced disappearances around the world. they say governments from every region in the world may be holding hundreds even thousands in secret detentions. enforced disappearances are often used think authoritarian governments to spread fear among communities and silence critics. well, mexico has admitted 26,000 people have disappeared between 2006 and 2013. many of them were caught in the
cross fire for struggles between the government and drug cartels. >> 11 days ago this woman rushed out of the house to see her brother bundled in a state police car with the license plate blacked out. >> the government is meant to protect us, but they do these things. [ sobbing ] >> how is it possible that they can kidnap an innocent person? >> he loved to sketch and gave juana these stars. now he's one of 5,000 people abducted, more than anywhere else in mexico. not just the cartels but the armed forces snatch people here. >> maybe the pattern has gone down, but the police and the army has filled the gap of
kidnapping more people. they torture them for information a. >> ramando has taken on the case and is the only human rights lawyer left in the state. even he was surrounded by marines last year. with activists and local media vie sense government forces fight over a state that is a major transit point for drug smugglers as well as a route for migrants heading to the u.s. border. finding refugee in the shelter after being abducted and stripped of all he had. he was let go, but many more have not been so lucky. >> just leaving here makes me scared. i could be kidnapped again. the gangs wait around here waiting to see if you come out. >> many vanish from these roads. their bodies never found. this is the first protest outside of the local government offices here. but mexican authorities have
never shown much there i interest in searching for those who disappear. 99% of the case gas unresolved. juanna is just getting used to what thousands have already faced here, searching for her missing relative without government help. >> the guatemala parliament are expected to vote whether the president should be itch peached. protesters are calling for him to resign over a massive corruption scandal that has already seen its vice president seen charges. peace is returning to some communities in nigeria after thousands were forced out by cattle thieves. we have reports on how they're rebuilding their lives. >> for the first time in three
years this man can work on his farm. like many villages in the northwest he's returning home after being forced out by thieves. for them tilling the land was impossible until a few months ago. >> we suffered and lost lives and property. we fled several times and then decided to run. we can't run forever. we're still afraid but where else can we go? >> hundreds are killed across the region. families have been pushed into poverty as thousands of cattle are stolen. communities are just begin to go rebuild. >> they are coming now. my people are coming back. for months it was a tough decision to return. we're trying to get back on our feet, but it is not easy. >> there are a few trying to raise cattle again. the young also take advantage of the situation to have some fun
at the river, and these communities are less than 2 kilometers from a regional security force. >> half this population is now back up to self enforced exile. for many years cattle wrestlers have terrorized these villages, forcing entire communities to leave. but now peace has returned. animals stolen from here are taken hundreds of kilometers away to be sold. what many don't understand is how the animals are sold without anyone getting caught. the government assures those who have returned that they're serious. >> this force is to see the control and security for the communities there. >> but that has come too late for some. this village was raided by robbers two years ago, and the
from lake ontario. one lawyer has made protecting the lake his life work. >> i'm the president and water keeper for lake ontario. my family is from kingston, ontario, which is at the end of the great lakes. we always went there for fishing, swimming. the community there, i was very connected to. everything that goes on in any great lakes. any the problems or concerns ultimately flows over the niagara falls and into lake ontario. it is definitely the most stressed, over developed and polluted of the great lakes, and it shows. >> you see the mixture of sewage when you see condom or tampon
applicators. we left all our nuclear waste along the great lakes. we're building tumps into the great lakes water system. this is on the great lakes and it's becoming a bigger and bigger issue. there is no plan for any of it. it's all sitting on our drinking water. it is reckless, dangerous, stupid, and someone is going to pay the price for it. canadians and americans, we need to get together and come up with an united consistent effective set of rules and regulations that insure that the great lakes are made drinkable and fishable for the next 100 years. if we don't do that, then there is going to be a huge price to pay economically, culturally. >> we start with athletics whe
with the men's 4 x 400 event. it's the sixth time in a row that the u.s. has claimed the title. =fplt the first ethiopian to win the women's marathon at the world's championship. the 25-year-old in a sprint finish edging her by just one second. ethiopia's second hold of the championship. >> i just ran my race and didn't worry about the other runners. i was confident after 35 kilometers and felt good, so i used my best sprint in the finish. >> the champion jason day is the joint leader going into the final round of the barclay's tournament in new jersey. the australian who won the year'
final major is 11 under par after shooting a third round 63. he shares it with jak jang moon bae. overnight leader bubba watson is a shot for the back after a third round 67. the barclays is the opening event in the playoff that concludes with the championship next month. >> it was very, very busy last week, and just coming in this week trying to manage my time, my practice and my body as well coming into this week. but it seems like i'm doing a pretty good job at it right now. but there is still 18 hours to go. it's still going to be very difficult tomorrow. >> manchester united could be second if they beat swansea. picking up two wins and one
draw. however, they're taking on a team that beat them twice in the leg last season, and handing their first loss as an united boss. >> i hope we can show our fans that we have improved because that's the main thing. last year we lose only against swansea, and there are improvement of my team and my players. i hope we can show that. >> a belgium cyclist is in a coma after swashing in the spanish vuetla. one of several cyclists to crash with just kilometers left in the stage. he is being kept in an coma.
tennis now, and heading to the u.s. open with some real momentum. the two-time wimbledon champion has won the connecticut open in the final. ranked fifth in the world came back from the set down to beat her fellow czech, and win the tournament for a second year. as we mentioned the u.s. open begins on monday. the first day will caesar rena williams get her campaign under way to complete a sweep of all four slams this year. now she'll attempt to be the first person to claim what is known as the grand slam since 199 when stephani steffi graff did it. >> it's good to be here. i love it here. it's a place where every player dreams of playing every year. >> new orleans has named their
squad to defend their rugly world title next month and it includes the prize. called out barely six weeks after he broke his leg on his test debut against argentina. they would travel to fiji to receive treatment from a traditional healer. the all blacks hope that he'll be fit to play his first game on october 2nd. >> well, he's a triscoring machine. if he wasn't injured we would be putting him in the team right away. >> a fan has died after falling from the stands while watching a baseball game at turner field in atlanta, georgia. police say the man in his oral 60s fell from the upper deck into the lower seats. it happened during the seventh
inning as new york beat the atlanta braves 3-1. the man was pronounced later in hospital. >> it happened to my left. he came down to the concrete steps, and i'm a vascular surgeon, soy ran over there, and people were in shocked. he looked like he had serious injuries, and i started to do chest compressions and cpr. >> after in the third test against sri lanka india has begun to get itself in trouble. india dismissed sri lanka for 201, but they would take five wickets. they lost three early wickets in their second inning and closed 21-3. horse racing now and american pharaoh lost in a stunning upset in the saratoga racecourse in new york. the first triple crown winner in 37 years was over taken by keen
ice in a $1.6 million trotter stakes. american pharaoh had won eight consecutive races coming in to travers. it was the only co con secretarconsecutive win for keen ice. for more go to www.aljazeera.comsportowww.aljam /sport. >> these first-time filmmakers are creating what they call a small film on a very tight budget but features one of the country's more popular actresses and this could be the next runaway smash at the box office,
a feat unheard of just a few years ago. >> now its easier because one, the quality is there. two, people have recognized it. >> the technology in social media has led to what industry watchers call the democratization of cinema. people can now tell their stories for less money in more ways. it has revitalized the film. more independent films are being produced now than big studio features. >> the festival started out as a small arts projects with a select audience, it is now the most awaited cultural event in the philippines. [ screaming ] >> more and more top celebrities
are taking pay cuts to be involved in the indy projects. many are taking taking an interest. >> it's not about money for many film makers. >> we as filmmakers are story tellers. we want to get our stories out there. >> some of those stories will break the box office, and it's called main-dy. a mix of mainstream filming an and indy. >> we're back in just a moment with a full bulletin of news coming your way. stay with us.