and a warning to the united states as north korea celebrates the 70th anniversary of the ruling party. a special investigation into hostage u.s. policy and why some are critical of washington. hello. at least 86 people have been killed in the capital of turky. it included the pro-kurdish hdp party. >>reporter: * calls for peace followed by sounds of
explosions. this is the moment a bomb targeted a peace rally. death and chaos ensued. this was the scene outside the main train station moments after. dozens of people were reported to have been killed instantly. the final death toll, however, is still unclear. hundreds of turks have gathered to participate in a peace rally organized by train unions and other groups. >> there was a demonstration and i was walking past a truck. an explosion went off. we lay on the ground. the second bomb went off there. one that went off here was a very strong one. there were two bombs. >>reporter: the security situation in turkey has become volatile in recent months.
the pkk has killed more than 40 soldiers in recent months and the turkish army has carried out several air strikes against turkish fighters. the economy and party politics may have topped the agenda in the last election but now security and or the lack of it is the concern the prime minister said the attack is aimed at destructing the countries way of life. >> this is tack is targeting every aspect of our society *. our citizens have seen this attack as targeting themselves, their children, and their families. there is no citizen who does not share the deep sorrow for those who have lost their loved ones in these attacks. our democracy has been a target
turkey's pro-kurdish party has accused turky of not doing enough to stop the attack. * members of political parties and people who don't want blood to be shed just like the majority of the country. four palestinians have been killed in palestine. we're crossing over to ramallah. set the scene for us in ramallah. what's been going on there today? >>reporter: this standoff has been going on since a few hours already. this is on the main round about. yesterday the protesters were going down the road for the clashes. the israeli soldiers since early this morning have pushed them all the way back here. the protesters are up that road
about 200 meters from here. once in a while, israeli armored vehicles go up that road, fire teargas, and come back to this position. there's also a putrid smell around here because they have also sprayed the area with what they call skunk water in an attempt to keep the protesters away from this area. we have not seen that today. we have not been able to push towards the israeli position.
that is the situation as it is hear. we also hear there are ongoing clashes in hebron. the situation described as israeli soldiers clearly making sure the protesters stay away as far as possible keeping the pressure on by firing teargas and rubber-coated bullets. >> i'm interested to know why there are less protesters today and is part of it the israeli security that is trying to control the situation in cooperation with the palestinian authority security forces?
>> what you have on the ground are angry youth who as they put it are fed up with the situation. they say they have no other choice but to do this because they have not seen any progress on the ground ever since they were born some of them will tell you we were born after the oslow accords you've heard about. they're also about what's happening at the al-aqsa mosque compound as well as what they call a double standard and the way the police deal with israelis and palestinians. most of the time, an
arab-palestinian would be shot point blank. okay. thank you very much for that update. let's cross over to mike hannah who is joining us from west jerusalem. you're going to tell us the latest about two stabbings that took place near the damascus gates. >>reporter: indeed both in occupied east jerusalem, both at roughly the same site. in the first attack, two elderly israelis were likely injured by an attacker. the attacker shot immediately on the scene. and then in the second attack,
three police officers were stabbed. however, the third police officer critically wounded, we are told, was, in fact, shot by the fire of his colleagues as they shot and killed the attacker. so two separate attacks basically at the same scene in occupied east jerusalem. there have also been demonstrations and clashes in the refugee camp during a funeral there for a protester shot in the course of demonstrations yesterday. that protester was shot and killed by an israeli sniper. >> mike i suppose it's important to discuss why there's been a string of stabbings and shootings, why now? >>reporter: once again, the stabbings are a bit different from what we see in the wider resistance against the ongoing
occupati occupation. here you have acts carried out unplanned, unorganized, very difficult to control, certainly having the effect of making the israeli public in a state of disquiet as well as raising emotions in public in israel and palestine. that is one level. what you're also seeing is an intensi intensifiation *. in gaza, there are reports of renewed clashes there in the last hour. israeli army firing into gaza on palestinian protesters. at least two people have been killed within the last few hours. a 15 year old and a 13 year old. now, this is clearly a resistance to israeli occupation that is spiraling outwards.
it's happening within israel it's, palestinian-israelis joining the demonstrations, it's happening in the west bank, and in gaza. benjamin netanyahu will be holding a full cabinet meeting tomorrow and certainly there will be a lot under discussion with his ministers discussing exactly what can be done, what should be down, or what will be done in order to deal with the situation. >> okay, mike, thank you for that update from west jerusalem. let's cross over to an associate fellow at the european council on foreign relations. first on that cabinet meeting netanyahu is going hold. what do you expect from that? >> well, there's only one group of people that netanyahu is afraid of and it's his
colleagues in cabinet. they're going to try to push him and make very aggressive measures. the only problem is that help doesn't have the leadership directing these attacks that you can eliminate or negotiate with. he made mention of going after the islamic movement which really doesn't have anything to do with what's been happening. i think that the government is probably realizing that as well because apart from that statement, we've not heard of any practical steps. >> when you look at the situation unfolding, confrontations between palestinian youths really against the israeli army, where is all this headed? a lot of people questioning this. >> i think it's a bit too early because we've seen over the years escalations flare up and
>> what about the international community? if you listen to the chief palestinian negotiator, he said the international community has to assume its responsibility by holding israel accountable for the crimes that it continues to commit against the land and people of palestine. but in the absence really of any international intervention and silence some are saying, what are the options for the palestinians? >> well, the options -- i mea
mean -- i think eventually israe israelis will be shifted by here's what's coming up on the news hour on al jazeera. bracing for a fight, syrian rebels in homs come together. >> it's here the social standards, especially the standards for workers will decrease. >> thousands raise their voices in germany against did trans-atlantic trade act the head of european football fights back. details coming up a little later.
isil is running crucially short on fuel, arms, and ammunition and its rebels are actually fleeing their positions and morale is particularly low. russia has always insisted that it's only striking isil positions, but there is, of course, mounting evidence on the ground in syria that most of these strikes are being directed at the anti-assad armed opposition homs in southern syria, opposition fighters believe they'll be the next targets. they've been strengthening their defenses. >>reporter: the opposition is expecting a war. the syrian army has warned it plans to advance into the northern countryside of homs.
it's long been a stronghold for the rebels. it's surrounded by government bases. they have been reinforcing their positions. antiaircraft weapons have done little to stop russian jets from entering this region and homs has been hit almost daily. they're worried. >> we're prepared for a fight and our morale is high, but we don't have enough ammunition. particularly, we don't have antiarm antiarmor missiles. >>reporter: the only way out is to pass through army checkpoints making it hard to get the ammunition they need. many rebel groups with different
ideologies are fighting in this part of syria. they say the threat requires they put their defenses aside. >> we've created a joint operations room. we've united our forces. all the big groups are coming together with a need to unite. >>reporter: people in the villages of this enclave have reported deaths among civilians from russian air strikes this week. they say conditions are bad because of the difficulties in bringing in food and much-needed supplies. >> it's a desperate situation. people cannot afford the high prices. >>reporter: the government wants supply lines further north. and for the opposition, it is
important not to lose its last remaining stronghold in a province known as the capital of the revolution. al jazeera, beirut. >>reporter: it was a blue sky afternoon. much of kim's speech was devoted to praising the people and the party, the achievements he said they secured together. no mention to nuclear weapons and a message of defiance to the united states. >> our party can proudly declare we are ready to respond to any
five burnt in their homes. another two shot. the u.n. is warning of a deteriorating situation after street fighting between supporters of rival political parties in the capital. we have a report on the choices facing the 7 million eligible voters. >>reporter: thousands gathered to hear about what a presidential candidate thinks about the government. he and six other candidates are aiming to unseat the current president. this campaign stop, 100 kilometers from the capital, was in one of the worst areas hit by the recent ebola epidemic. >> since the epidemic began, the economy has been going backwards
because of closed borders and flights not coming in. >>reporter: although business's here appear to be doing well, guinea's economy lost half a billion dollars because of the ebola outbreak. traders worry about not selling enough fish sandwiches. the government may not have enough money to pay the wages of state employees. opponents tried to stop the president from winning a second term saying he has not done enough for the economy and luring foreign investment. >> they're not getting foreign investors and the price of diamond has dropped. we're suffering. >>reporter: guinea has a rich supply of natural resources such as iron ore, boxite to make aluminum, gold and diamonds.
>> ebola caused trouble but today ebola is almost finished. we can't do anything until investors find the courage to come to our country. we need to have a marketplace with standards. >>reporter: as voters go to the polls on sunday, guinea's experiment with democracy will face another test. dozen's of international observers are overseeing the election after a history of dictatorships and corruption. journalist and african affairs comment tater.
>>reporter: you have to make sure this country can come together * after years of dictatorship. you want to lead a truly-democratic outcome where the winner will really work with everyo everyone. at the end of the day you have to put together the institution and respect those institutions in managing the climate to make sure guinea becomes a natural place. it should be a place for investment. it's not the case because the political management of the country has not been effective over the past 50 years. it's one of the poorest countries across the continent much more ahead including protests over the new
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affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et the top stories on the news hour *. turkish prime minister says there's strong evidence two suicide bombers carried out twin explosions of the capital there *. he's announced three die days of mornings after 86 people were killed in the bombings. four palestinians have died in another day of tensions across israel in the occupied territories. two palestinians were shot by israeli forces in occupied east
jerusalem. north korea's leader has warned the u.s. it's ready to respond to any threat. kim *. returning to turkey, the pkk have been expected to make such announcement before elections in november. peace talks collapsed in july. let's speak to a professor of social sciences at a university there. speaking of the elections, how is all this likely to impact the elections that are supposed to take place next month?
>> well, i think today is really deserves to be called the bloody saturday of turkish history. turkish people are really mourning today. today's attack really has a great impact on all segments of turkish society. people now don't care about what sort of impact this attack is going to make on the november election. people are just mourning and they are really voting about what is going to happen for the future. but if we assess off today, we could say that people who planned this attack, they want to see the reaction of the turkish states. >> you believe the message -- what is the message that is being sent by those whoa carried
out those -- who carried out those twin attacks? >> well, i think turkish government and turkish political party reads the message of this, this way. they think as i said the people who is behind this attack, they want to take the reaction of turkish society and the reaction of turkish democracy. by saying this, i mean that whether turkish government is going -- whether turkish society, different segments of society are going to clash with each other. the other party is whether november election is going to be -- i mean, these are the main aim of these people --
>> a message sent out by the president speaking at a press conference, he was sending out a message of unity and solidarity. how do you think that message is going to be received across the country? and develop a positive climate in politics as well as in society. >> we appreciate your time with us on al jazeera.
thank you. former u.s. counterterrorism advisor mark mitchell has told al jazeera that president obama's he or she -- hostage policy buts americans at risk. >>reporter: the killing of james foley shocked america. behind the scenes mark mitchell was advising the u.s. president. in january he stepped down as barack obama's counterterrorism advisor and today is critical of american policy when its citizens are taken hostage. >> it was a microcosm of our overall awareness of the islamic state. we did not have the intelligence necessary and our resources were
frankly prioritized elsewhere. >>reporter: he argues getting hostages home is a small objective in a much larger conflict. >> it's not always the highest priority. >>reporter: it was the meetings with the families of american hostages that forced mitchell into the media spotlight. he was accused of threatening family members with prosecution if they tried to pay a random. >> he's this military gentleman who had absolutely no compassion for us. this gentleman did threaten us three times. >> i never threatened the families. the idea is somehow shocking that a government official would encourage people to abide by the law, i think i find shocking in itself. >>reporter: the recent presidential review of u.s. hostage policy removed the threat of prosecution if families pay a ran some, a move that mark mitchell believes is a
mistake. >> i think the decision to allow ransoms to be paid does not contribute to the safety of american citizen's. >>reporter: he says it also robs family of bargaining options. >> they can no longer rely upon the fact that it's against the law. now they're subject to being -- by the hostage takers. they can just say clear out your bank accounts, sell why you are home, we want it all, and they have no defense. >>reporter: today at least 30 americans are still being held hostage around the world. each family faces the dilemma of whether to pay or not pay you can watch the full documentary on monday at 20 g.m.c. thousands of people have
been gathering in berlin. trade unions are worried the european union and united states have been negotiating on the deal for two years now. >>reporter: it may sound a bit dull but if you better lynn -- trans-atlantic trade and investment partnership. it's an agreement currently being negotiated at the highest levels that aims to harm nuys -- when it's concluded possibly
next year, ttip as it's known will create the world's largest free trade zone that could add $100 billion a year to economic output on both sides of the atlantic. in practice, it could affect everything from jobs, to income, to healthcare, to the food you eat. and there are many critics. >> i'm not sure if it will happen all that quickly that my urgent advice to everybody who wants rules to globalization, you can't be nervous when it comes to negotiating. as a european, you must consciously engage with this issue. >> we fear that the social standards, especially the standards for workers will decrease. >> it's under mining our democracy and giving more power to big companies. >>reporter: you don't believe what the government is telling
you or they don't tell you anything? >> they don't tell us nothing. >>reporter: they argue that in seeking parity between the eu and the u.s., all that will be achieved is immediate i don't carety * the winners they say are big business and the banks. and that's not all. it's being negotiated largely in secret. a trojan horse driven into our economies and our lives and nobody really knows what's inside. nepal is struggling to cope with food and fuel shortages after two weeks -- two weeks after indian strucks stopped crossing the border. many accuse the government of
building a blockade. we have this report from kath man due *. >>reporter: the truck drivers still don't want to cross the border. >> i hear in nepal there's -- a lot of trucks have been attacked. i'm scared to drive to nepal. i won't go. >>reporter: for almost two months now, many areas in nepal along the border with india have been under an enforced shutdown. residents have been protesting against nepal's new constitution which they say fails to represent them properly. more than 40 people have lost their lives in the unrest did the the indian government is also unhappy with the new
constitution and has warned the nepally government * to get their house together. they remain stuck on the border causing chaos for many on both sides. >> i just had an operation and i'm facing difficulty here at the border. >>reporter: on the indian side, businesses are also losing revenue after trade with nepal dried up. >> we are really affected by this blockade. >>reporter: protest leaders say they'll continue to fight until their demands are met >> this is going to be the third and last battle we are going fight if the we have fought two battles already and lost over 50 lives each time but this is the last battle. >>reporter: the shortage of
supplies, especially petrol and diesel is becoming acute. >> more people are concerned that politicians are just not serious about talks and there have been no break * throughs yet. with no government talks on friday to settle the crisis, some protesters called on the prime minister to address the nation and explain what's going on. al jazeera contacted several government represents for comment, but they declined. following april's earthquake, the political arguments over the new constitution and now the blockade, nepal is undergoing multiple crises. it's not clear what action is being taken and there's no end in sight. yemen's prime minister says his government is ready to hold talks with houthi rebels and
their allies. he offered negotiations after an isil suicide attack. the city was recaptured from did houthis with the help of the sleighs coalition smoke has polluted area across the region, disrupted flights, and shut down schools. indonesia insisted for weeks it could deal with the crisis itself but now malaysia has sent three planes to help in argentina's capital, people are living in sprawling shanty towns that you won't find on any official maps.
>>reporter: this is the largest shanty town. an eye sore * next to one of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods. >> we cannot tolerate 300,000 people living segregated from the rest of the city. that's our main we're, and we believe the solution is to integrate these neighborhoods. >>reporter: the shantytown was established more than 30 years ago. it now has more than 1,000 residents. unreliable infrastructure, running water cannot be installed without proper reference points. >> tlgs no political will to incorporate the shantytowns. we're the ones with the least and have always been neglected.
>>reporter: of course they exist, living their lives, working, bringing up their children look anyone else. but they don't exist according to did official maps often ignored by the authorities and residents of the city. now activists are marking the towns. >> with these gps, we walk the streets of all the shantytowns. we digitally mark the route meaning every alleyway and corner of the community. and then we load it onto our web page. >>reporter: security in these often-dangerous neighborhoods is not a problem because the residents generally welcome the mappers. they want to be noticed, recognized, and accepted, enjoy the same basic amenities than everyone else. but first they need to exist on
an official map a unique way of life in one of the largest national parks in the u.s. could soon end. a new law would ban florida's air boats from operating in the evergla everglades. >>reporter: it's a community in danger of extinction because of new federal regulations banning air boats used for transportation and for making a living. the federal government is concerned about pollution and preservation in the everglades. >> the wildlife, quality of the visitor experience, noise, pollution, the impact is very loud. it really affects the behavior of the animals and function in a
natural center. >>reporter: in 1989, congress ordered the national park service to come up with a comprehensive management plan. now it's to be implemented meaning air boats are gone except for a few. everglades national park is 1.5 million acres in size. in the 1989, the everglades expansion act, private air boat operators could go on some of that lands. today they're limited to much less. >> i think there's a relatively -- in the grand scheme of things. as we start talking further, there will be a good outcome on the business side of things >> eventually in this timeframe,
there's going to be no private individuals in this area at all that live off the glades. >>reporter: the government wants a quieter, gentler national park. the gladesmen want to be the custodians as they always have been but they don't see that happening coming up, sim abway may be the next big carnival destination.
>>reporter: the brazilians are the most popular because of the way they're dressed. welcome to the international street carnival. a tourism show case. * people from all over the world are invited to zimbabwe. they are very excited about it. >> carnival is good. good. we are enjoying ourselves. >>reporter: there are people from all over the world at this carnival. this particular group is from india. further up the road, you see
those ginormous -- they're from south africa. >> we need people to be happy. we need people, you know, to forget about the problems we're facing as a country. >>reporter: people are excited. some of them are getting out of hand. police trying to keep them back. but as a whole, people are saying they're really happy about this carnival so they can celebrate something good for a time change time for sports. >> the match between australia and wales at the rugby world cup has just kicked off. this will the decide who finishes at the top of pool a. the winners face scotland who
has booked their place in the last competition. they were down at halftime against samoa. the samoans getting three tries in the first half. but the scotts got ahead. scotland ended up winning 36-33 to take second place in pool b rossburg has taken pole position for sunday's russian grand prix. he's won three races this season. 48 points behind lewis hamilton. he later tweeted that he was okay and that it was nothing to
worry about. there was another crash in the japanese moe toe * session. organizers say the rider was conscious and breathing before he was air lifted to hospital. the early diagnosis is lung dj. qualifying for sunday's race did still go ahead. jorge lorenzo finished ahead of his closest rival uefa's president has filed an appeal against his 90-day suspension from fifa. the ethics committee imposed the ban on thursday after a payment made to him from fifa became the subject of a swiss criminal investigation. sett blatter has also launched
an appeal rafael nadel -- the world number one beat spain in straight sets. the serve dropped for the first time this week. six times to close up the match. 6-2, 6-3. >> he has not been playing maybe on the level this year that he was playing on the last ten years, but he's a champion. he knows how to play big matches. >> nadel had to overcome a man who has beaten him three times this year in the finals. no problem on this occasion though, winning in straight sets. he's looking for a fourth title in 2015. a year that's seen him win no
grand slams. ivanovich has been knocked out of the competition by switzerland. she was undone 6-4 in the second. she needed to take a medical timeout early in the third set. went down 6-1 for the match. the toronto blue jays first post season appearance in more than 20 years is not going to plan. they have gone two down in their american league division series with the texas rangers. game two went into a 14th inning before the rangers took a decisive lead. it finished 6-4, and the rangers now have a chance to play sunday. >> surely won't be easy. they got a great team over there. they outplayed us both games. today was a great ball game. they came out on top and
outlasted us. * it doesn't surprise me. they're that good of a team the united states have a one point lead over the international team going into the final day of golf's presidents cup in south korea. jordan speith won and patrick reid for team u.s.a. play continued in the fading light. there's much more sport on our website. for all the latest, check out aljazeera.com/sports back to you. thank you. also on our website, you'll find the day's other top stories. everything you need to know. that's all from us here. julie mcdonald with you in just
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more than 80 people are killed in twin blasts in the turkish capital. hello there, i'm julie mcdonald. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up: another day of violence across israel and the occupied territories. four palestinians are killed, five israelis are wounded. plus. >>reporter: thousands have turned out in berlin to say no to t