>> this is the news hour from doha. >> israeli soldiers fired tear gas at palestinian protestors in the occupied west bank. the taliban says it's withdrawing from the city of kunduz but warns it can take it back whenever it wants. democratic candidate dates for the u.s. presidential nomination take to the stage for their first debate.
>> i'm in southeast china, a manufacturing hub where they prepare for christmas all year round. orders are down and it's not just china's slowing economy that's to blame. >> we begin with a tense situation in bethlehem in the occupied west bank. this is the scene there now. relative calm has returned. there it is, tear gas smoking up from the streets, but many of the palestinian protestors have withdrawn and there are just a few israeli soldiers. earlier, palestinians had been hurling stones at israeli security forces, israeli soldiers firing tear gas in response. it started after a funeral for a palestinian shot dead by israeli forces on tuesday. let's bring in hodor from the
west bank. tell us what happened today. >> there was a funeral early on, a 27-year-old man died during the clashes yesterday at that same spot where today, you saw those violent confrontations. after the funeral where there is a large show up of people there, after the funeral, a group of young people from what we understand, between 200 and 300 young men went to that street, which is at the foot of the separation wall where they have been carrying out daily demonstrations that turn into confrontations for the past two weeks. as we understand it, the latest we heard from the ground there is that it has sort of calmed down a little bit. you still have a group of hard core protestors who are there and who hold their ground and that is something that people in bethlehem have been telling us that happens on a daily base. actually, it happens all over the occupied west bank. every day, you would hear about
similar demonstrations and confrontations happen in different cities, ramallah and hebron and elsewhere. here at the university, with me is a 20-year-old student in english language. a lot of protests going on these days. at the core of it, students and young people. is this a youth uprising? >> yes, it's a youth uprising. they're against -- they want -- they are defending their -- what they believe is right. this is our land and they're defending it. they want it back and they see that as the possible way it's going to happen. >> is this an upprizing led by your generation, those who are the late teenagers, the early 20's, is this something you guys feel you have to do? >> yes, of course.
only children are dying, people age's 18-23 are dying. we don't see anyone older, old people are dying from our government standing up with us. we decided we should stand up for what we believe and defend ourselves. >> are you saying that this is your government is not doing anything, so you students have to do it, and you know, there is a lot of political faction on this campus, for example. is it someone leading it or how do you otherwise yourselves? >> i don't see our government standing with us, but now in what is happening here, they are more united. there's a lot of political -- here. it doesn't matter, we are altogether defending our case, and defending what we believe. >> a palestinian community that maybe doesn't exist on the street at the moment. president abbas is due to speak to the palestinian people later
on today at 17g.m.t. what would you like to hear from him? >> i don't expect to hear a lot from him, but i would like to hear something that he is standing with his people and trying to change what's going to happen here. >> thank you very much. as you heard from a lot of the youth here have been saying exactly the same thing. they are -- they don't expect much from the leadership here and also they do not want to be represented by one specific political faction. they say this is about the palestinian flag. it's not about any of the political parties and they want to show that here on campus, they have a unity and they hope that that unity would spread to outside of the campus, outside the gates of this campus on to the palestinian streets. they say that this is -- they call it a student uprising, a youth uprising if you like and they hope some of them at least that at some point it will turn into a third intifada.
they say it is very important for them that their generation speaks out. >> thanks for that, hodor. let's talk about what israel's been doing. the government unveiled tougher security measures. hundreds of soldiers are deployed in urban areas, police given power to seal neighborhoods in occupied east jerusalem. the government is not going to return the bodies to their families. we have more from occupied east jerusalem. >> this is the reality of the phrase occupied east jerusalem. over here is a palestinian suburb. it's been partially sealed off since the early hours of the morning. now if you look over to the right here, that is an israel settlement, built right alongside the palestinian neighborhood. this is the scenario that is repeated throughout occupied east jerusalem with that we are
told that the police are planning to put barriers inside the neighborhood itself to funnel traffic from this area up on to the main roads where checkpoints will be established, a major checkpoint has already been established at the top of the road and there are plans it is said to establish another major checkpoint down at the bottom. effectively what it means is that the people who live in this neighborhood will be diverted and will have to pass through a checkpoint at one end or the other where their identities will be checked, where they can be turned aren't. effectively, the israel police have now established total control over this particular neighborhood. >> russian foreign minister sergey lavrov says the u.s. has refused to send military delegation to russia to discuss coordination on syria. we are live from moscow. did he say why? >> well, what the united states wants is to try and attract
the -- what russia wants is try an attract the united states into its coalition in syria, its action, air campaign in syria. what we were told is that in september, russia made an offer to the united states and the offer was maybe the united states should send a delegation of military experts to moscow to talk about cooperation in syria and also that maybe russia should send the prime minister to washington, d.c. to talk about the same sort of things. now sergey lavrov announced earlier today when he was speaking that the americans have been thinking about this for a while and today they have rejected the proposal, rejected the offer. he had some other words, too. he said that essentially, this kind of behavior from the united states is part of its efforts to
undermine what he and what the russian government believe are russia's efforts to provide a sort of anchor of global stability. let's listen to what he had to say about that. >> does russia want more cooperation with the united states in syria? >> it does. i mean, that's its line, anyway. it tries to promote itself in global theaters, global arenas as sort of a moderate force for multi-lateral. on: and cooperation.
that's why it has made numerous overtures over the last few weeks to the united states to come onboard with its air campaign in syria. russia believes that it has the only legitimate air operation inside syria, because it is the only party that was invited there by what it calls a legitimate government of syria. now, the united states obviously has a very different view. it doesn't want to get involved in the russian air campaign, because it believes that russia doesn't of fighting isil as its primary on thattive. the united states believe its primary objective is supporting its ally bashar al assad, who the united states believes is a brutal dictator, so the united states has been fairly steadfast in rejecting the sorts of offers. the only kind of cooperation we're seeing at the moment in syria between the russian air
campaign and the u.s.-led coalition is what is called decon flicks, basically just trying to stop these two air forces from flying into each other and having accidents in the sky. >> thank you for that. >> there are reports that iranian troops are arriving in syria to help a government offensive in aleppo and hamas. it is already backed by hezbollah fighters and air campaign. >> iran is a key ally of the syrian government and provided much needed support over the years, political, military as well as financial and they don't hide the fact that they play an advisory role in syria, that they have military advisers on the ground alongside government forces. the official line has been no, we do not have ground forces in syria, but we have been hearing reports from pro iranian sources, as well as pro iranian
media saying that thousands of iranian troops have arrived in syria to take part in ground operations alongside the syrian government, as well as their lebanese ally, the shia armed group hezbollah. these coincide with the visit of a top ranking iranian official from the sharia council. he's talking about a positive outcome as a result of the on going cooperation between russia, iraq and syria. on the ground, the assault led by the government, as well as russian airstrikes have really pushed rebels back from a number of front lines, playings rebels on the defensive. they are no longer on the offensive, but these reports about the presence of iranian troops undoubtedly significant, because as of late and ever since russia joined the military efforts in syria, more information has been coming out, saying that iranian troops are
on the ground and they are helping the syrian government. many believe this is a message from ran, that we're still here. we are still a player, and we still have a say in syria, and we do not want to be, you know, left out of any political talks to find a settlement, because there is no doubt russia's intervention has put russia in the spotlight of efforts to try to find a political solution. >> let's try to tie this altogether with charles glass. he has written a book on the conflict in syria and isil said growing influence. he joins us from baghdad. good to have you with us. let's talk about iran and it's involvement there. what do you know of extent of its involvement, what impact it could have on isil and supporting bashar al assad? >> iran has supported the regime in damascus since the beginning of the uprising in march, 2011. iran has needed syria from the time of the islamic revolution
was its only serious ally, hezbollah being a major asset for iranis in the arab world. they stepped up support for bashar al assad because the syrian army was losing territory, all of idlib province, aleppo is mostly surrounded by jihadist forces, so rush and iran together have come in more heavily than say a year ago in order to shore up the regime forces, whom they don't want to see losing more ground and don't want to see the regime fall. >> let's talk about the working relationship between iran and russia opinion there's a feeling in some camps that iran feels slightly outplayed by russia in its new role in syria. >> it seems in fact that iran and russia are now competing for influence in syria, iran having had the upper hand for the last
few years, which caused some resentment particularly among sunnis in syria and now the russians have come in and they're offsetting that a little bit. many sunni's who had not thus far opposed the regime of assad will be reassured that a secular no one shia power has come in to defend the regime, because most people in the regime held areas and probably anywhere between 60 and 80% of the population of syria still live in the regime areas are obviously afraid of the is state and al-nusra and similar organizations. they probably don't want to see the syrian army collapse and their homes taken over by that the jihadists. >> are we clear yet what russia's strategy is in defeating isil and their conversations with the u.s.? >> well, the russians have been very clear that they want to defeat not only daish or isil as
you call it, but all of the jihadist groups. they label them at terrorists. they want to defeat them and stabilize the regime in damascus. remember that regime is damascus is russia's only ally in the arab world and provides it with its only base in the arab world and they don't want to give those assets up. >> interesting. thank you for your time, appreciate it. >> lots more to come here on the al jazeera news hour. fears of violence as people in guinea await the results of the presidential election, which opposition candidates say was rigged. >> sowing the seeds of change, the new gardening initiative in guatemala to help fight malnutrition among children. >> in sport, the chicago cubs haven't won the world series since 1908. they've made history in this year's playoffs. all those details with sanna late in the program.
>> taliban fighters in afghanistan have withdrawn from kunduz to protect civilians, they say. afghan troops recaptured the city two weeks when the taliban stormed back into their former stronghold. it was the taliban's first major victory in 14 years. >> the taliban left kunduz not only to avoid civilian casualties, but to preserve the strength of its fighters for what its were future operations. the taliban were in kunduz two weeks but their presence will have long lasting implications. the taliban fighters targeted government officials, women activists and journalists, causing many to flee. >> teresa became a journalist to show women other opportunities in afghanistan. she loved her job until the taliban came and forced her to leave. she fled to kabul, leaving most of her family behind.
after she left, her father was killed in the fighting. >> i couldn't go to his funeral. the road was unsafe and also i'm too recognizable. my mother was grieving. i was the only breadwinner for the family. because of all this, i could not go and see my father for the last time. >> she had been threatened even before the taliban entered cub did you see. their fighters raided the station and stole the equipment, records and video files. a few photos were all that remains of what was the only independent t.v. station in kunduz. now her fiancee in kabul is worried. >> now that she is here, when i go out with her, i feel we're in danger. i don't let her go out alone. >> the taliban has pulled out of kunduz, but there are taliban fighters in surrounding districts. she doesn't think it will ever be safe to go back. >> i thought the taliban would
behave well toward ordinary people but i was wrong. people who work with media, social activists and especially women, the taliban will never treat them properly. once again the dark agion that the people of afghanistan experienced in the past could happen again. >> the director of the t.v. station does want to return to kunduz and rebuild, but it won't be easy. the taliban stole about $100,000 worth of equipment, much of it came from international donors. >> the international community gave lots have aid in the past, but the situation has changed and i think the assistance won't be like it used to be. >> the taliban has threatened employees of kabul's two most popular television stations because of their reporting in kunduz and taliban too fast continue around the country with an offensive tuesday night killed 21 afghan policemen. the taliban control the main road between kabul and kandahar,
want countries two largest cities stranding hundreds of passengers along that road, and stopping transit between those cities and although their attack on monday night on gazni city, the taliban continue to fire rockets on the city. afghans are on edge, concerned about where the taliban might attack next. >> las vegas is the latest stop on the race for the white house. the gambling capital hosted the democrats. >> hillary clinton's main opponent is bernie sanders, a left leaning politician and long time independent. both are up against three lesser
known candidates. more tin o'malley is a former governor supporting raising taxes for the wealthy and gun control. chafee switched legions two years ago. was hillary clinton who was of the standout performer. >> the backdrop, the sheer opulence of the wynn hotel. the candidates pledged to tax the people who party here. front runner hillary clinton is trying to put a growing scandal behind her. she used a private email server as her time as secretary of state, reinforce the idea that she is untrustworthy, she called it political and got support. >> the american people are sick
and tired of hearing about your damn emails. >> thank you, me too, me, too. >> the sharpest agreements between the three candidates likely to stay in the race came about the no fly zone in syria. >> i have advocated that the no fly zone would be put on the table because i'm trying to figure out what leverage we have to get russia to the table. you know, diplomacy is not about getting to the perfect solution, it's about how you balance the risk. >> a no fly zone in syria i think is a very dangerous situation could lead to real problems. >> you have to enforce no fly zones. i believe especially with the russian air force in the air, it could lead to an escalation because of an accident that we would deary regreet. >> few differences he merged in the debate. most of the time they were talking about differences between the republican candidates, arguing that will be an election about the growing
divide between the rich and poor in a city that person face that very thing. >> european union observers in guinea have given the vote a clean bill of health. some want the ballot held again. >> the streets are quiet for now. the biggest crowds are police guarding and patrolling. the results aren't in for guinea said presidential election, but already, all opposition leaders are saying it's been rigged. anger is growing. the evidence of street battles between supporters and police over the weekend is scattered across the capital. >> >> we have engaged a battle to the end. we want justice. >> european union observers say
the elections were badly organized but carried out peacefully. >> the people's choice has not been counted. >> it's only the second time people of gibb knee have voted in a democratic presidential election. the first one put conde, a long time opposition leader himself into power. he faced rising criticism since, accused of attempting to rig legislative elections in 2013. tensions were running high up to sunday's vote. at least two people were killed and many more injured on friday in fighting between supporters of the opposition and the ruling party. the e.u. observers want both sides to take their complaints about the election to the courts instead of on to the streets.
>> we would like people not to act on grievances, but they think they have. challenges must be legitimate and not taken to the streets, but before the judges. >> on the streets, frustration at guinea's politicians is spreading, even to the police. >> those guys who are pushing us to the streets, do they have any kids out here? don't they have apartments in france and a gold ivory coast savings there? we don't. if i am kicked out of here, i have to go back to the village. i don't have a choice. >> people of guinea went to the polls in peace. now they must decide how to react to the result, whatever it turns out to be. al jazeera. >> james won for brief history of seven killings, his novel inspired by the attempted assassination of bob marlee in the 1970's. judges described it as the most
exciting book on the short lift. >> i'd be happy two people liking it. it is really -- it's really affirming, and when you're in that sort of quiet room writing novels, you like to think the word isn't there, but actually the exact opposite is true. the world is never more there. >> let's get the weather with everton, an early taste of winter for germany. >> that's right. it's a little bit on the nippy side out there. temperatures fell to minus four celsius, bitterly cold and we've had snow. this little mass of claude stretching right across germany into italy making its way a little further eastward. everyone where, the temperatures are falling away. >> rain in the south, the north
coming up at snow. a dusting as well across the region. you can see it's pretty difficult to find the grass there beneath the snow and scraping cars, nasty conditions and a sign of things to come going through the next few weeks and months. temperatures, nine celsius there a top temperature in berlin on thursday. that's around three degrees on wednesday. you can see the snow sinking its way further southwards to the alps. that's good news nor ski fans. we'll see more heavy rain pushing into croatia or west slovenia. to the east of that, it is dry, 11 celsius in kiev, seven degrees for moscow. dry in london. the temperatures judge nudging up a touch through friday. >> stay with us on the news hour. still ahead: >> we're not afraid, that's
message to isil from trained sunni fighters, plus. >> a bitter pill for india's pharmacists, why they're pushing back against the on line sales of medicines. >> the country is torn apart by war, by syria's football team are united as they take another step toward qualifying for the 2018 world cup. that's later in sport.
>> afghan government troops rushed to recapture kunduz. >> al abadi said a new mission to retake ramadi is eminent. it is the capital of anbar, the largest province. thousands of sunni tribal fighters agreed to take part in the battle. sectarian in-fighting delayed the offensive. >> in a carefully choreographed message to isil, these sunni tribal fighters chant we are not afraid.
they belong to tribes from the predominantly sunni anbar province in western iraq, who are opposed to the armed group and just completed a training program with the iraqi military, their graduation ceremony attended by tribal leaders and commanders. it was a deliberate show of unity as the government prepares for what it describes as a major offensive in anbar to retake the capital ramadi from isil. >> our message to the central government is that these are your sons and we want them to be integrated within the military establishment and recognized officially. >> the recruits have been trained to be part of what's called the national guard, a proposed armed force for each of iraq's provinces made up solely of local fighters, meant to address concerns in predominantly sunni areas that powerful iranian backed shia militias know known finishly as
the popular mope liesation forces are trying to control. a bill seeking approval for the plan stalled in parliament, with iraq's deep sectarian divisions largely to blame for the political deadlock. as a result, prime minister abadi hasn't been able to launch a new offensive in anbar, despite promising to do so for weeks. there is no trust between the government forces, including the popular mobilization forces and as soon as possible tribal fighters. that's why there's a delay in the upcoming offensive. >> this isn't the first time iraqi forces have tried to liberate rimadi from isil. they launched an offensive in july, but the offensive was halted after sunni tribes complained shia militias were becoming too involved in the fighting. >> prime minister al abadi's strategy in isil held anbar province has been described by
some political analysts as a complete mess. still, it would appear he's determined to retake the capital ramadi from the armed group, but until he breaks the political deadlock, and addresses sectarian concerns, he'll have a hard time doing so. al jazeera, baghdad. >> three turkish security officials have been suspended over the attacks in ankara on saturday. 97 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a police rally was targeted. president erdogan has visited the site of the blast to pay his respects. he was accompanied by the president of finland who was on an official visit to turkey at the time. one person has been killed in indonesia. it's believed hundreds of muslim men attacked a church, setting in on fire. a demonstration last week by an islamic youth group called for a number of churches to be
destroyed. the group claims the churches were built illegally. we are in the capital, jakarta. >> another religious attack in indonesia, a muslim youth group demanded the closure of 10 churches operating without proper building permits. the local youth group took the law into their own hands and burned down one church. during the clash that followed, one person died. the government sent reinforcements to the area. tensions have cooled quite significantly. at this stage, it's not clear what will happen to the other nine churches operating without building permits. the christian minority is now living in fear. indonesia has often been the center of religious violence and reege minor it is have often been victims of an attack. this is seen as an important task as the government has said
they will defend religious pluralism in this nation. >> the malaysian airlines plane shot down, 38 out of the 298 passengers who died in the rash were australians. a dutch investigation confirmed that mh17 was hit by a missile fired from western ukraine. >> we certainly won't be bullied by anyone. we will pursue justice for the families and their loved once aboard mm17. russia backed resolution calling for an independent international investigation. russia did block the setting up of an international criminal tribunal which we south last july. part of its concern was said to be the timing of it.
once these investigation he is and reports are concluded, they will no longer have that arm of opposition to rely upon. >> hundreds of thousands of pharmacies across india shut down in a protest against the on line sale of medicines, which is said to are illegal. we have reports from new delhi. >> >> these protestors say they're the only ones that legally can and should be allowed to trade medicines in india. up to 850,000 chemists are on strike nationwide. they are concerned about the growth of india's on line pharmaceutical business and what they say is the government's unwillingness to stop its expansion. >> on line pharmacies are not allowed. if anybody wants to --
>> shoppers tying to buy medicines, few questions are asked and often no prescription is needed to buy some of the most specialized medicines, including antibiotics. >> as access to health care in india has grown, so has demand for medication. while that's a good thing for millions, those who can afford to are looking for alternative and easier ways of getting what they need. >> on line pharmacies hope to capitalize on the growth of india's tech savvy middle class and a boom in smart phone sails, while web based pharmacy are are yet to have a noticeable impact on the $15 billion pharmaceutical market in india, they see big potential. their confidence is boosted by
customers who rely on a regular supply of medicines because she's diabetic. she also uses an app where customers up load prescriptions to an on line portal and it takes care of the rest. >> sometimes i can't get everything i need at one pharmacy, so i have to go to others. that's a big problem. with this app, i can get whatever i need in one place. the medicine i need are delivered to my home on time. >> it started in july and already has 800 clients. it only connects customers to chemists and doesn't trade or transport medicines. the government is yet to regulate the on line sale of medicine, but chemists want to make sure their concerns are heard well before any policy
prescriptions are made. al jazeera, new delhi. >> more rallies have been held in south africa urging the government to stamp out corruption. the united against corruption campaign has been led by south africa's biggest trade union, the national union of metal workers. other societies taking part argue the money lost to corruption should be spent on a minimum wage increase. tanya page has more from jonesberg. >> these workers are demanding a national minimum wage, saying it is the bare minimum someone should earn. there are five and a half million working poor in this country. ♪ ♪
>> what workers want is for the government to intervene to create millions more jobs and also to intervene particularly in the mining sector where tens of thousands of jobs -- ♪ >> people here in a difficult position. they need jobs that pay them a decent, fair wage. >> there is more evidence that china's economy is slowing down. new data showed more pressure on beijing to stimulate the economy. local businesses struggling to deal with the downturn. >> it's the word christmas showroom, a vast one stop
emporium for traders from around the world. 60% of all christmas decorations are made here it is an important manufacturing center and indicator of china's economy. this year is very bad, much worse compared with last year. my business has dropped by almost half. >> his factory makes artificial christmas trees. this shipment is destined for chile. until now, europe had been his most important market, but growth there remains sluggish. its currency that the euro is weaker against the yuan. >> the problem is the orders from overseas decrease a lot and also the volume of orders have dropped, as well. >> there are other problems. labor costs are rising. on average, 30% higher than they were five years ago.
>> the profit is less and less and the workers pay getting higher and higher. also, the overseas market is not doing so well and the price of a product did not rise. that's why i closed my factory. >> in other words, factories in the world's workshop are struggling to remain competitive all at a time when the economy has slowed to it's lowest level in 25 years. >> this is the face of made in china, but is a face the chinese government wants to phase out. it wants to focus on high tech industries like green energy and robotics. >> it could mean a painful transition for this city. he represents 200 manufacturers. >> the government has called for us to use more advanced technology, but certain things still have to be made by hand, the traditional way. >> the writing is on the wall in
other ways here. this cluster of crudely made at verts are for shops and apartments for sale or rent, prices almost always negotiable. >> i don't know. there are so many empty amounts. many of them in this area, too many. >> it is not all bad news. in atheist china, christmas is becoming popular. this city needs it to become even more so. adrien brown, al jazeera in southeast china. >> sport is still to come on the program. one of the front runners in the fifa presidential race has had his say on the crisis engulfing world football's governing body. plus. >> i'm jessica in lon oh don. at the opening of a new show, beautiful and complicated picture by the artist
>> guatemala has one of the highest rates of malnash to issuement among children. more than half the population lives in poverty and drought has made the foot situation worse. there is hope. >> in this small garden in western guatemala, children are sewing the seeds of change. today, these girls are harvesting a native plant high in protein. the students are proceed of the bounty. the payoff from months of hard work in their or gunnic school garden.
>> we start off preparing the land and mixing the earth, plant the seeds and water them. we harvest the vegetables, take them to the school and eat them. >> with the majority of children suffering chronic malnutrition, local teachers have wanted to introduce organic gardening until years. they partnered up with an n.g.o. and turned this dream into a reality. >> the world needs real change makers. the best place to start is with children, by teaching them to grow their own foods without the chemicals that can cause health problems. >> specialists give weekly classes to students and teachers in soil preparation, water harvesting, seed banks and more. already, they're producing 100 pounds a food a month and in just a few years, the school garden should run without outside help.
>> we have groups made out of parents, teachers and students. little by little, they'll take over the decision-making in order to improve the probable. >> in the school kitchen, mothers take turns preparing healthy meals, using produce prom the garden, a commitment from bolt parents and teachers that's having a dramatic impact. >> the students used to have very low grades. in just months, we've seen a big change in their work. they themselves see the change in their attitude toward school. >> she inspired her mom to start growing herbs at home. it's k effect that could transform families. >> we benefit from the program, too, because our children teach us when they learn in school. we've never had this opportunity before. >> fighting hunger from the roots up, while giving children opportunities to lead their communities in a new direction. david mercer, al jazeera,
guatemala. >> here's the sport now with sanna. >> thank you, we start with mlb. the chicago cubs have beaten the st. louis cardinals to reach the national league championship series for the first time in 12 years. the cubs haven't won the world series for 107 years, and their last appearance in the fall classic was back in 1945. it was the cardinals that started better, giving them a 2-0 lead with home runs in the first inning. however, the chicago fans found their voice soon after. javier baez gave them the lead a with three-run homer with that kyle schwarber had the fans celebrating the 6-4 win when ron don struck out piscotti.
>> this is what celebration looks like in a town that's waited a long time to celebrate. the cubs are one step from the world series, a place they haven't been since 1945. they haven't even come this close since 2008. if they win the division, then they go to the series, and you don't think that's a big deal, they have not won in the world series since 1908, before world war i, before world war ii, before you could show a television show. back here, they believe the curse has been broken, and that chicago will end up going to the world series. who's going to the world series? >> the chicago cubs are going to the world series! >> you heard it here. these fans believe. >> this is really nice and rewarding for them, for mr. ricketts, thoughee and for this entire city, who's stuck pinned behind us this entire time.
obviously times weren't easy the last few years, but with all the talent we had and all the talent we were building, everyone knew that that the cubs were coming, and we're here and hopefully, we can keep this thing going. >> the cubs have even received a message of congratulations from a fan of their bitterest rivals, the chicago white sox. u.s. president barack obama took to twitter to offer his personal congratulations. the penalty says he will be supporting the cubs if they reach the world series. cubs will play the winner of the series between the los angeles dodgers and the new york mets. that has gone to a deciding fifth game after the dodgers beatette mets 3-1 in game four. the decider will be played in los angeles on thursday. >> fifa's ethics committee has suspended stricken football official as part of an investigation into measure fixing involving friendlies ahead of 2010 world cup.
the south african football head of national teams has been banned for six years. the man who wants to be fifa's new president, prince ali from jordan has voted to delay the vote. shcall for election to be postponed, but ali believes that would damage fifa's credibility. belgians ended israel's hope of making it to the european championship next year with a 3-1 victory. >> cup semifinalists the netherlands dream of reaching the finals is now well and truly
over. the dutch fell to 3-2 defeat to the czech republic and so miss out on european championship action for the first time since 1984. >> what is remarkable about the expansion of 24 teams from 16, made it look inevitable that some would qualify. three teams finished above in the group. what it really did for them was the emergence -- completely losts his form.
they suffered injuries. the superstars of the dutch game haven't performed. the assistant who stepped up has lost three of these four games. he said that he hopes to carry on while the dutch might have other ideas. they need someone to take them through to the next world cup in russia. >> syria's dream of appearing at a football world cup is still very much on track. they comprehensively beat afghanistan. we report from moscow. >> from the outside, this was just another world cup qualifier, but to syria and afghanistan, who have been banned from hosting marchs for security reasons, this campaign is proof of their adversity in
times of war. both sides have played at neutral venues and fans are few and far between. what the crowd lacked in number, they made up for in enthusiasm. the thin support didn't hold syria back. opening the scoring, they doubled their advantage minutes later. it looked reminiscent of afghanistan's 6-0 thrashing at the hands of syria in june, but afghanistan did pull two goals back either side of the break. whatever hopes they may have had of a comeback were ended by amari. it ended 5-2 to syria, putting them back top of their world qualifying group. >> we made as her serious
mistake, same second half, but we come back again and scored two goals. that's very important to have three points and to lead the group again. >> syria is still many victories from qualifying for their first ever world cup finals in russia in 2018. what both sides have proved here in oman is that despite the conflicts in their home countries, they can still achieve that dream. >> we'll have more for you later on. >> one of the world's best known graphic artists, his name is not well known, but that is about to change in london. we see what's on show. >> the t tour of bable. he wanted to show the building
from above. the top of the shower where god gave different languages to people and scattered them across the earth. normal rules of gravity don't apply. a staircase switches back on itself and is stepped on upper and undersides. it was the inspiration for the video game echo chrome. the name m.c.escher may not be familiar to all, but his work is everywhere. his work has largely within ignored by museums. >> he is so for him and you say with ordinary people, it's a cliche way of thinking. >> the recruitsive dutch artist worked at home in his studio in a tiny village in the netherlands. the palace in spain was a huge inspiration. he took geometric images and
moved on to patterns of identical shapes that seamlessly interlock and can be repeated endlessly. more interested in solving difficult puzzles in art, he couldn't be bothered with fame and foreign. he turned down opportunities to work with celebrities or branch out into film. >> visitors are encouraged to make their own selfies, just as he did more than 80 years ago. since then, his popularity has only risen. >> fans have more than 100 prints to examine. it is difficult finding its place on museum walls. >> you can log on to our website to get the latest on the news breaking.
unrest continues in israel and the occupied territories. palestinian is shot dead by security forces. ♪ hello from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, i'm jane dutton. the taliban says it is withdrawing from the city of kunduz, but warns it can take it back whenever it wants. and syria divides opinion as democratic candidates take to