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this london, these are the stories we are studying in detail in the next 60 minutes: from attacks in turkey, suicide bombers expected after 95 are killed at a peace rally in the country's capitol. seven palestinians die. five israelis are injured after violence across israel in the occupied territory.
>> there you go. i think we will have to move from here. we are getting tear gassed. >> the al jazeera correspondent tear gassed by israeli forces during a live broadcast. celebrations and a show of force, north korea's ruling party marks its 70th anniversary. and the samborins in zimbabwe at the international street carnival. >> in sports, scotland survive a scare to stay alive in the world cup. putting them sending japan out of the tournament. two suicide bombers are thought to have been behind two deadlyplosions in the turkish capitol, anklera, the figure at
the moment is at least 95 deaths, another 246 people injured when the blast went off near the city's train station. turkey's government said it's treating it all as a terror attack and announced three days of mourning. the pro-kurdish people's democratic party said the blast specifically targeted its members who were taking part in that rally. jamal aishayal reports. >> reporter: calls for peace drowned by the sounds of explosions. this was the moment where 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 had gathered to participate in what was called a peace rally. it was organized by trade unions
and other groups pulling for a res umtion in expertise talks again between the gorm and the pkk. >> reporter: there was a demonstration. i was walking next to a stage rally truck behind two banners. an explosion went off. we lay on the ground. the second bomb went off there. there were two bombs, but the one that went off here was a very strong one. >> reporter: the security situation in turkey has become volatile. the government and pkk peace talks have all about collapsed. mourn 40 soldiers have been killed and the army has curbed several airstrikes against kurdish fighters. turks are scheduled to vote in just a few weeks. the economy and party politics may have topped the agenda in the last election. now t seems security or the lack of it is becoming a concern for
many. jamal al shayal, al jazeera. >> the exact cause of the reasons for the explosion still being looked into by authorities in anklera, the turk -- ankara. it was branded add terror attack and the proceed kurdish opposition claiming, as i mentioned, the explosions were targeting its members. mohammed jamjoon is in ankara. it is some hours since these bombs went off. what are you hearing from the authorities there? >> reporter: there is concern about the level of the security here in ankara. tit is said there are strong indications that two suicide bombers may be behind these attacks. though that has not been
declared definitively. also, no claim of responsibility for these blasts. no group has taken responsibility, and the government has not blamed any specific group. they are just saying that this is a terrorist attack, that an investigation is ongoing. it is still a fairly grim scene here outside of the ankara train station. just a short while ago, there were still trucks that were trying to wash away the numerous blood stains all around us. there were trucks trying to sweep away the broken glass. we saw blood stains on streets, on cars parked outside of the train station, close to peace signs, signs that were being held during the peace rally that was attacked much earlier today. clearly, the security situation has deteriorated a substantial degree the last few months here in turkey. this is another education of just how fraught the situation is with -- in turkey as far as how tense it is now, especially in light of the fact that the fighting between the pkk and the
government continues to this day. david? >> the country's calling for the solidarity, determination. this is a country where we are likely to see parliament elections pretty soon. are we also likely to see -- have you seen or heard in the last hour or two about any changes to security arrangements? anything different on the streets in terms of restrictions? >> reporter: >> reporter: in ankara, security is heightened. traffic has been blocked off. there are police all around the area. we are told it's going to continue in this vein for at least the next few days because there are concerns of possible other attacks. >> all being said, though, these elections that are scheduled for november 1st happening at a time when violence is growing worse in different parts of turkey. this is the third such attack on
a rally that has included activists that are members of pro-kurdish parties and activists that support the kurds in turkey. you had an attack that happened in june on turkey's border with syria in which dozens were killed and hundreds injured. now, you have this attack which is being called one of the worst -- possibly the worst attack in turkey's history. i spoke to an activist a short while ago who told me they will continue to have rally did and they are concerned that more attacks of these kinds may happen in the months to come. >> thank you very much indeed. a little later in the program, we will be examining the potsible reasons behind that ahead of the turkish elections. syrian rebel strengthening their defenses. this is homs in preparation for a new government attack which they fear plus: i am jonah
hull. thousands have turned out to say no to the world's biggest trade agreement that few people know anything about. >> this formula one crash. andy will be here with that story and the rest of the sport. ♪ deaths of four more palestinian, wounding of more p israeliis. three palestinians also died having been hurt during the previous's day's violence. israel said the system has -- dome system has intercepted a rocket launched from gaza. john kerry has spoken separately to the israeli prime minister and the palestinian prime minister over concerns of the continuing violence. mike hanna reports from west jerusalem. >> reporter: protesters
gathered near ramalay and the occupied west bank. they were% sdpersed by israel forces. as in previous days, demonstrators would retreat under fire and advance again behind a volley of stones. in the village of yata, near hebbr hebbron, a strong display. flags of all political faxes being waved during the funeral of hatam al juni shot dead after stabbing a soldier in israel earlier this week. at least two more in the series of knife attacks. both at the same site in occupied east jerusalem near the damascus gate. in each case, the attackers were shot dead on the scene but an israeli policeman was critically wounded by the gunfire of his fellow officers. for the second day in a row, the
israeli army opened fire on protesters in gaza. a number of palestinian fatalities were reported. among them, 15-year-old ottma. the israeli prime minister will hold a cabinet meeting, the first since the 20th of september because of his visit to the united states and an intervening jewish holiday. there will be much to discuss in terms of the mounting crisis of recent weeks. >> reporter: particular concern for the netanyahu government, the rising wave of anger among israel's palestinian citizenship, one-fifth of the country's population. this video of a palestinian israeli woman holding a knife being shot at point-blank range, a spur to the palingsz of harrisis citizens. and demonstrations in many parts
of israel, confirmation that the netanyahu government is facing deep opposition in the country as well as in the occupied territory. mike hanna, al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> al jazeera's hoda hami, she and her crew were tear gassed during a live broadcast as she told us about the experience. >> reporter: we were having this live broadcast. during the broadcast, there was a group of palestinians sitting there peacefully. no one was throwing stones. they were just there watching events unfolding a bit below down this hill. now, all the sudden i saw them starting to move away to go up the hill. i turned around so that -- saw that there was an army vehicle approaching on the road below. i thought that that car was going to go. at that stage there was no one
around except our cameraman and me. then the israeli vehicle stopped just below us. i would say there was five to six meters apart from us and two soldiers came out and started firing the tear gas. we are getting tear gassed by the israeli soldiers. we are just going to take position, but we can't really breathe at this stage. we are completely -- we just are going to try to take a safer position. there was no one else in the area. even if they were trying to target the rest of the people who were there, no one was doing
anything. there was no reason for the israeli army to come to the area and to target anyone sitting there. >> hezbollah's leading field commander has been killed in clashes near the syrian city of idlib. according to al jazeera sources, this is as russia intensifies its airstrikes in the area to support the syrian government's attempt to recapture territory. in homs, opposition fighters have been strengthening their defenses fearing they could well be next target. zeina hodr reports. >> reporter: the opposition is expecting a war. the syrian army has warned that it plans to advance in to the northern country side of homs. what is known as the rastan plains has long been a defendant strongheld for the rebels. it is surrounded by government bases and opposition fighters say the army has been reinforcing its positions. anti-aircraft weapons have done little to stop russian military jets from targeting this region.
since the first day of russia's intervention, the homs countryside has been hit almost on a daily basis. we are prepared for a fit. we don't have enough ammunition like tows, concourse, milan. we don't have that hear. >> the rebel-controlled enclave is under a blockade. it has been like that for years. the only way out is to pass through army checkpoints making it hard for rebel groups to get the ammunition they need many have joined together. they say the threat required they put their differences aside. >> we have created a joint operations room. we have united our forces. all of the big groups have come
together to confront the offensive. there was a need to unite. >> people have reported deaths among civilians and what them were russian airstrikes over the past week. some 300,000 people live in the northern homs countryside. 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. the regime controls the roads in and out of this region so they can control the prices. >> the plains is on a highway linking hamas. it is an important route. if the government wants supply lines to battle grounds further north and secure a corridor along the coast and the capitol, damascus. for the opposition, it is imports not to lose the last remaining stronghold in a province known as the capitol of the revolution. zei zeina hodr, beirut. >> to west africa, there are concerns 41 people have been killed including the 5 attackers
after a triple bombing in chad. the market and the refugee camp were the center of the attacks which security sources say were carried out by the islamist group, boko haram. north korea's supreme leader, kim jung un says his country is ready to defend itself against any war launched by the united states. his warning came during a rare public out to go celebrate the founding of his ruling party. harry faucet reports. >> kim jungun ordered a operate parade. what he wants, he usually gets, everyone down to the weather. the start of this huge event delayed from a gray rainy morning to a blue sky afternoon. much of kim's speech was defeated to praising the people and the party. the achievements, he said they secured together. no mention of nuclear weapons, only the briefest reference to reunifying the peninsula and
defiance to the united states. >> our party can proudly declare the revolutionary armed power, we are ready to respond and defend the blue sky for the fairyland. >> to emphasize those words, the traditional display of goose stepping by the million strong armed forces. from abroad, military analysts were watching for anything non-traditional in the hardware that followed spotting new 300 millimeter artillery launchers and a inter continue mental missile which analysts believe to be a modification of one that debrewed in a another prayed three years ago. as far as north korea watchers were concerned was what it would say about the relationship between pyongyang and china. when a representative we want to beijing, he was very much publisidelined. on saturday, the story was very different. china had sent its 5th most senior party official, yo ye
yo yen shun, bearing a warm letter from the president, given the ultra vip treatment sharing the limelight with what seemed a public message that a receipted called alliance could be defrosting. one possible explanation, the decision to go along with chinese wishes by not marking this occasion with a long-range rocket launch. >> they would rather observe it and keep the launch as a deck of cards in case the relations with the u.s. and the south don't work out well and people's livelihood become difficult. they can use it to divert. >> reporter: there was nothing like dissatisfaction on show on saturday. months of rehearsals culminating in a show of mass devotion and an opportunity for north korea's leadership to send multiple messages at audiences at home and abroad. harry fawcett, al jazeera, seoul. >> we will talk to aidan carter
in modern korea -- i called that wrong in the first place. but looking at the pictures of the podium, the fact that china is there at a senior level, you believe is significant? >> i think that's the big news. i won't quite see -- they get better and bigger. wonderful precision. the political news, the difference is that relations with china have been very bad since kim jung un came to power. there had been no senior chinese visitor. we see number 5 guy. >> what has been done to change that? >> i think it's just that the chinese decided that this couldn't go any longer. they are still quite cross with north korea. at least the north koreans haven't tested a nuclear weapon but they have been lien to go south korea. the first chinese leader who
went to south korea before the north. he has warm relations the south korean president who the north koreans call all kind of sexist names. all along, they support them economically and they are obviously trying to rebuild the political relationship. >> on this 70th anniversary, one wonders why it is the one family, grandfather, father, son, has been able to maintain such a grip on north korean society when there have been -- deletes let's face it -- many attempts to unseat them, to get rid of them from within the country? >> they have. that's one of the abiding mysteries of north korea that make it fascinating as well as rather worrying. shall we say they tried extremely hard kim il sun. he watched the collapse of communism and the soviet union and eastern europe and its trans formation in china into something we don't think he
liked very much. he resolved that wouldn't happen. you can call it brainwashing but that's a paradox because now, we know that south korea ian soap operas, these weepy things, they are creeping in. we know from defect orders people take a risk. it's not people in north korea don't know there is an alternative. but somehow, whether they have the hearts and minds completely, i am not sure. i used to think it was the brave new world, now i think it's more like 1994 when no one was fooled but my goodness, they still put on a good show. >> you talk about the soap operas. there is suggestions that it is becoming a more consumerist society, people are wearing more modern clothes, there is an element of capitalism creeping in. can north korea last in this case as it is? >> well, i for many years, i was a north korea collapsist and it's still there and i am still here. and i have changed my tune. i think it can last. the capitalism thing is limited but the face of pyon yang has
changed. traffic jams t flights about 10 in south korea. you be careful about surface things and limited things but there is a lot of change but he has not grasped the china or vietnam model but you sort of let it rip in the countryside. he has not done that yet. >> appreciate your time. thank you. aden foster-carter. >> thank you. >> berlin, thousands have been taking part in a protest about a trade agreement. the concern of many is that this could allow big companies, international companies, to put profits much well before the public wellbeing. jonah hull has more from berlin. >> it may sound a bit dull, but if you live in europe or the united states, you ought to know about the trans atlantic trade
and investment partnership. it's an agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors at the highest levels that aims to harmonize trans atlantic trade rules and standards. >> here it in berlin, tens of thousands arrived on the street because they think it's a bad idea. they are wary of what one campaigner called an all-out assault on european and u.s. societies by trans national companies. >> when it's concluded possibly next year, ttip, as it is known will create the world's largest free trade zone, a market of 800 million people that could add $100,000,000,000 a year to economic output on both sides of the atlantic. until practice, it could affect everything from jobs to your income, healthcare, to the food you eat, and there are many critics. i am not sure if it will happen all that weekly but my urgent advice to everybody who
wants rules for globalization is you can't be nervous when it comes to negotable toing with the motherland of globalization. as a european, you must consciously engage with this issue. >> we hear that the social standards, especially the standards for workers, will decrease. >> undermining our democracy and giving more power to big companies. >> you don't remember you don't believe what the government tells you? is the government telling you anything? >> they don't tell us enough and everything we have seen that has been leaked, it's looking bad. >> they argue in seeking parity between the eu and the u.s., all that will be achieved is mediocrity on this side of the atlantic, eroding stronger laws on food safety and the environment while on the other side, weakening traditionally stiffer financial regulations in the u.s. the winners, they say, big business and the banks. . >> that's not all. con vo versally, they say ttip
is being negotiated a trojan horse in the heart of our economies and lives. no one really knows what's inside. jonah hull, al jazeera, berlin. >> european union officials have announced that greece's first migrant processing center will open in the next 10 days. the creation of the so-called hotspot centers is part of the eu's plan to relocate 160,000 across the continent. the center will be followed by up to 4 on other islands. people will be registered, finger printed, being moved on to 1 of the 25 eu countries who have agreed to host them. italy and greece have warned they may have to build refugee camps if people aren't moved on xwribling enough. john tsoropalas. >> afghans driven by sectarian violence are searching for a new
home. they have made a temporary one on victoria square in central athens. >> because we do not have security, we don't have security, and you cannot work or have a job. in this case, we leave the count country. >> reporter: what is the danger that you faced in your town? >> so there are explosioning abound and suicide attack. >> european officials are worried that if refugees like these continue to cross external boardsers, europe ability to keep its internal borders open will fall apart and that would be the end of a signal achievement in european unification. >> we are envied around the world. with a single visa, you can travel across the european continent. >> that's why we have a collective responsibility to protect our external boarders. without the external borders, shengan cannot stand.
all current trees will revert to border controls and it would collapse in a matter of weeks. >> reporter: athensruns two camps for refugees and is considering using its old airport as an emergency facility to deal with possible surges of displaced people but greece says it will not become a concentration camp for hundreds of thousands. the european commission this year formed a plan to assist the flow of people in to europe, and that plan is taking shape this week. >> european union members have agreed to take 66,000 refugees from greece and italy this year. the plan is document them in a series of eu-run processing centers or hot spots, then relocate them by flying them directly from here rather than leaving them to trek through easteny on foot. >> greece is to construct six hot spots in the next month. the first is to operate next week on the eastern aegean
island of lesbos opposite turkey but with 400,000 arrivals this year alone, the numbers may prove too small. al jazeera, athens. >> stay with us if you can. the newshour continues. this is one of the stories we will look at: escalating violence in again each ahead of the the presidential election. we are off to bolivia for this year's climate change conference. and djokovic is going to be facing at the china open? stay with us, we will give you that and the rest of the sport.
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five israelis including three police officers were injured in those incidents. as many as 41 people have been killed in a triple bomb attack on a market and refugee camp in, in chad in west africa. let's look at this peace rally which it looks like was targeted in the turkish capitol, ankara organized by the public workers' union and leftist groups including the pro-kurdish people's democratic party. >> that's the hdp. so far, nobody said they carried out the attack but accusations are rife. the hdp's co-founder said they were perpetrated by the state against the people. and critics have accused president erdouan of reigniting itfieding with the kurds with his ruling justice and development party in next month's election. hours after the blast, the kurdistan workers' party -- that is the pkk, declared a itemp
temporary cease-fire saying the groups hoping this will help to boost the hdp in the election. well, the prime minister of turksey spoke to the media after a meeting of security chiefs. >> we >> there is not a single citizen who doesn't share the deep sorrow of those who have lost their loved ones in this attack. we are in a period going towards anneelex. our democracy has been a targeted. i am offering my condolen dolco condolences to the families who lost their lives. there are strong indications two suicide bombers have been involved in these incidents. >> let's us talk to the the turk irwin lang trainer for the center for turkish studies. i want your opinion first of all, on whether the kurds were
the target here the pro-cardish party, hdp said the kurds were the target here while the rally was organized by several trade unions, we can say this was targeting civil society and democracy in a way. obviously this wasn't just about kurds but what happened here in this peace rally is that they were there. ironically, for peace, and when they were singing their peace songs, they were attacked. so maybe the main theme is the peace here. >> so the hdp says this was state-sponsored violence? >> yes. >> but there is another possibility here, and that is that isil, which hates turkey at the moment with an absolute vengeance would have simply show itt its reach goes across the
border from syria into turkey and specifically turkey's capitol. >> that's very true. there are claims that, there are definitely claims, but perhaps it's too extreme for the hdp to say that. perhaps too extreme for the government to blame the pkk for this attack. what we know is we had two other attacks in the past over the last two months and we don't know the perpetrators of these attacks. we don't know if it was exactly isis or the pkk or another terrorist group. so that's why we have many questions in our headed the argument is so political with awe are not able to get down to facts. >> ahead of elections, with the president able to talk about national unity, solidarity, determination, three of the phrases he has used this afternoon >> he in many ways will be seizing the i knowitiave and
able to say, listen. security is paramount. >> that's true but people are really concerned about their security at the moment and even a very planned, known rally like today we have had two attacks. and it's a very tension few months. it's been tense months and there have been clashes. >> so is there possibly going to be a backlash against the interior minister who said there were no security shortcomings at all? >> well, 86 people have been killed in the capitol of the country. i think we need to really, really look into that, what really happened in terms of
security he's kind of ruling that option out completelies i don't think it's beneficial for the debate we need to have. >> let's look at the election, back a little bit because the ruling party couldn't get a majority in the last election. that's why we are seeing this now, the pro-kurdish hdp did particularly well much what is the likely outcome in the wake of this and the other attacks when the turks go to the polls? >> the likely outcome would be very similar to, i think, and many, many pedolls show that it will be similar to the results of 7th of june elections. so, it's very difficult to see that there would be one part winning the majority. we don't know. there are concerns about
security. but the country is polarized. >> became obvious on the 7th of june. people voted for a coalition government. >> wasn't formed. it has been extremely unstable over the last few months. so, i think the result would be very similar. but the main concern is obviously the issue is we want the elections to take place. >> continued instability? >> yeah. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> voters in guinea are choosing their next president on saturday but the election campaign in this country and, in west africa has seen fighting between supporters of the ruling party and opposition activists. they are demanding change. paul tudurgen reports.
>> reporter: thousands gathered to hear presidential canada seli adelu's speech about what he thinks is the government. he narrowly lost his bid for power in the first election five years ago. now, he and six other candidates are aim to go unseat president condey. this campaign stop, 100 kilometers from konokre was one. areas hit by the ebola edemic. >> since the epidemic began in 2014, the economic has been going backwards. we have had recession because of closed borders. >> businesses at this market appear to be doing well, guinea's economy lost half a billion dollars because of the ebola outbreak. traders worry about not selling enough fried fish sandwiches. human rights observers worry the government may not have enough
money to pay the wages of state employees. opposes say he hasn't ludics foreign investment. >> he is saying the white man left the country and they are not getting foreign invest orders and the price of diamond has dropped down. we are suffering since the sick came to the country. >> guinea has a rich supply of natural resources such as iron ore, boxite to make alum any more, gold and diamonds. >> ebola caused trouble, but today, ebola is almost finished. we have a lot of diamond reserves, but we can't do anything until investors have the courage to come to our country. we need to have a marketplace with international standards instead of having millions of dollars worth of smuggled out. >> as voters go to the polls on sunday, guinea's experiment with
democracy will face another test. dozens of international observers are monitoring the election, overseeing the second presidential poll after a history of dictatorships and corruption. paul trodergion, al jazeera. >> to bolivia, the country's president is hosting a climate change conference. this is all ahead of the u.n.'s meeting on the issue in paris later on this year. >> an attack of investment by big bids he claimed is at the route of many climate change problems. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon will address this year's people world conference on climate change. daniel schweimler at the conference opening ceremony. are you going to enlighten me and our viewers by telling us about something called a mother earth project. >> reporter: exactly that.
i left where the conference opened today. we have driven about 45 minutes to a town called bolabora, at 3,700 meters above sea level, and this is a project run by the proof incial government and the national government to try to introduce about three years ago to try to ensure that human beings, the people of bolivia were working more in harmony with their environment, with the earth, with the riverside, with the lakes and this particular project, indigenous people here where i am standing at the moment used to be bearen land a few moments ago, there are flowers cultivated. on this side. potatoes cultivated behind me. the idea is that it's bringing more and more people in to cultivating the land. these are the kind of projects being enhanced down the mountainside and it's part of the message that they are trying to portray, trying to send over to france, to paris in time for
the united nation's climate change conference later this year. >> just a little taste, daniel. we appreciate it nonetheless, even though you will be gasping for breath at 7,000 meters, all of this ahead of the special conference. the coverage will be here and extensive, too, on al jazeera. also, coming up, to pay or not to pay for hostages, a special al jazeera investigation looks at the u.s. policy and why some are critical of washington. in sport, australia show why defenses is probably more important than attack at the rugby world cup.
the government's response to americans who have been kidnapped in syria: simon bozman reports. >> reporter: >> the killing of u.s. journalist james foley by the islamic state of iraq in the levant shocked america. behind the scenes, mark mitchell was at the center of the u.s. hostage response advising the u.s. president he stepped down and is critical of america's policy. >> the situation with the hostages in january, 2014, was a microcosm of our overall awareness of the islamic state.
we didn't have the intelligence necessary. and our resources were fraishling prioritized elsewhere. >> mitchell argues getting american hostages home is just one small objective in a larger conflict. >> . it's a priority to the recover american citizens but the always the highest priority prior to. >> it was the meeting with families of hostages. he was accused of threatening family members with prosecution if they tried to pay a ransom. >> it was this military gentleman who had absolutely no compassion. all he knew was no concessions. this gentleman did threaten us three times, simon. >> i never threatened the families. the idea that it's somehow shocking that a government official would encourage people to abide by the law, i think i find shocking in itself. >> the recent presidential review of u.s. hostage policy removed the threat of prosecution if families pay a
ransom: 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 citizens. >> he believes paying up not only brakes international laws that prohibit the funding of certain armed groups but also robs families of some of their bargaining options. this no longer can rely upon the fact that it's against the law and they are subject to being beggered by the hostage takers. they can say clear out your bank accounts. sell your home. we want it all, and they have no defense. >> today, at least 30 americans are still being held hostage around the world. each family faces the dilemma of whether to pay and, perhaps, encourage further kidnapping or not pay and face the consequences. simon bozman, al jazeera. three people have died in northern iraq where violent protests have entered their
third day. the unrest is in the country's kurdistan region. protesters there are attacking several party political offices on saturday. two people were shot, a third was burned to death when protesters set offices of the kurdistan democratic party on fire. hundreds of opposition supporters have marched through minsk on the eve of that country's presidential election. this was the largest opposition gathering in five years after protests on the eve of the 2010 election, 8 out of 10 candidates were arrested. one was only released in august. alexander lukosenko has maintained a soviet style state controlled economy. on friday, the eu said it might suspend sanctions against belarus which would cut the country's dependency on russia. the belarusian sflt has been announced as this year's noble
laureate. she is a critic of lukeshenko and expects him to be returned to. >> it doesn't matter to lukoshenko how we vote. as stalin said, it's not important who votes or how they vote. what's important is who counts the votes. and i think that's the case here. i don't think we can expect any surprises. everyone thinks that what's happening in russia and belarus will unfortunately continue for a very long time. now off to zimbabwe. thousands of people there lining the streets, the capitol, to see performances from all over the world take part in what's called the harari international street carnival. it's supposed to promote tourim and cultural exchanges. we were there to watch it. >> reporter: the brad i amians, the way they are dressed, welcome to the international street carnival. people from all over the world
strientd zimbabwe to show zimbabwe. this is how things are done different. many say they really are very excited about this. >> carnival is good. we are enjoying ourselves. >> people from all over the world at this carnival. this particular group is from india. they are showing zimbabwens how they do things. further up the road, see the ginormous pup petsz from south africa. they are very excited at what they see. >> we need people to be happy. we need people, you know, to forget about the problems we are facing as a country. >> reporter: some people are getting a little out of hand. as you see, the riot police trying to keep them back. people are excited. they say they are trying to have fun at the street carnival.
but some of them are getting out of hand. police trying to keep them back. but on the whole, people say they are happy about this carnival in zimbabwe to celebrate something good for a change. >> follow that will, andy richardson, in a gray suit. >> best i could do on a saturday, i am afraid, david. australia have once again shown there the form team at the rugbywold cup with an en tloeling 15 to 6 win over wales. the win means they finish top of pool a and will place scotland in the quarterfinals. scotts are through despite best efforts of samoa as mark graham reports. >> reporter: scotland had to survive a samoan scare at newscastel. the pacific island editors were relentless scoring three tries in the first half. it was the highest scoring game in the event today with samoa
26-23 up at the break. but kicks cost a lead and scotland stayed in touch. >> men inside the final seven minutes, scotland kept opting for a scrum instead of a penalty and scored what proved to be the decisive try. there were still nervous moments tom comfort scotland. they crossed the line again. but it finished 36-33 to scotland. this win putting them into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 and sending rivals japan out . >> i am happy for the group that worked hard to get there. and i think that's phase i and we are moving to the next phase, which is a knockout. >> scotland will play australia a in their pool a match against wales, there was plenty on the line to avoid south africa in their first knock out match.
it was an intention tussel with bernard foley's group, 9-6 at ha in the second spell, wales dominated position but couldn't crack the wallaby's defeat. >> despite down to 13 players for a long period due to a couple of yellow cards, australia held on. foley kicked the wallabys to a 15-6 win. the winning margin didn't reflect how close the match was. >> it was pretty tight, you know, and i think it was a different. game for us compared tonight games probably played so far. so we had to show a different scheme. and i am obviously pleased with the result. plenty of imperfection ins our game. that's something we are going to have to improve before we get to the quarterfinal. >> that quarterfinal against scotland will take place bat at twickenhan next sunday.
england managed to become a footnote at their own world cup defeat against wales and australia, seeing them exit the tournament early. they did finish off with a win beating uruguay by 60 points to 3. england, the first ever host nation unable to reach the knockout rounds. the nolands are in serious da danger despite a win over fur ac-stan. robin vaen purse e. they must win a qualifier on tuesday, just to have a chance of reaching the playoffs. that's because turkey picked up an important win in the czech republic. they need a point against iceland to reach the playoffs next week and knock out the netherlands. bell jum have qualified as have wales in a major tournament for the first time in close to 60 years.
2-nil in bosnia but avisisi defeat with cyprus and italy with a game to spare. formula one car driver says he is key to race in the grand prix. smashing into barriers at more than 300 kill kilometers an hour. air lifted to hospital but has come through a series of tests and says he wants to be on the starting grid. rosberg took poll position. the german is second in the driver driver's championship, 48 points behind lewis hamilton, second fastest t bossas was third. >> it's been a difficult weekend actually because of the little running that we got, you know. we didn't get much practice. but, yeah, qualifying week really well and found a good balance on the car thanks to my engineers as well and, you know, we had to guess a little bit: where is it going to be? it all worked out well.
i felt comfortable. i got good laps in and very happy with that. >> ravel nadal will face djokovic if the final much china open. it will be the 45th time the two have played each other. djokovic here beating spain's david ferer in straight sets. the world number 1 dropped his serve for the first time this week but boc for 6 times to close outs 6-2, 6-3. djokovic has won 25 straight sets at this tournament. nadal overcame fabio in the semis. he beat playing three -- a man he has beaten three times. he is looking for a fourth title in 2015. it's a year that has seen him win no grand slams. >> ranovich has been knocked out by bazinski. despite winning 7-5, the 6th
seed was 6-4 in the second. she needed today take a medical timeout early in the third and didn't really get going after that, going down 6-1 in the decider. golf fans got have for money at the president's cup which is being played in south korea. the small detail of a bit of darkness didn't stop this match play events between the united states and an international team from the gloom, u.s.a. will take a 1-point lead into sunday's final day and apparently night of action. >> that's how sport is looking for now. i will hand you back to david in london. >> thank you, andrew richardson. thank you very much indeed. we are coming towards the end of the newshour. going to point you in the direction of our website, aljazeera.com. nearly 100 dead. we will report more on that. aljazeera.com.
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