Skip to main content

tv   News  Al Jazeera  October 22, 2015 9:00am-10:01am EDT

9:00 am
>> welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. the top stories now, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says he hopes israelis and palestinians can pull back from the precipice. >> the u.n. said nearly 1400 children have been killed or injured in the conflict in yemen. >> tearful goodbyes in north korea, families who haven't seen each other for more than 60 years part after brief reunions. >> i'm at the world power
9:01 am
athletic championships in doha, asking if the sport is keeping pace with it's athletes. >> let's begin the news hour in germany, where the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has held several hours of talks with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. then discussed the latest wave of violence in israel and the occupied palestinian territories. 52 palestinians and nine israelis have been killed since the beginning of the month. in the latest incident, israel police shot and killed the palestinian and wounded another in a majority ultra orthodox area west of jerusalem. witnesses say they were trying to stop people at a bus stop. we'll be getting more on that from west jerusalem, but first let's go live to berlin. barnaby, first john kerry, now
9:02 am
we're hearing the quartet is getting involved. diplomacy clearly going into fifth gear here. >> yes, it is, and of course that reflects increasing international concern about the situation on the ground in israel, and the palestinian territories, and a desire to bring things under control before it's too late. as you said, john kerry sat down here in berlin with benjamin netanyahu for several hours this morning. afterwards, john kerry spoke briefly to the press, and he said that he was somewhat optimistic after those talks. >> i am cautiously encouraged th to be discussed with king abdullah, with president abbas, with others in the region, but if parties want to try, and i believe they do, want to move to
9:03 am
a deescalation, i think there are a set of choices that are available. >> john kerry didn't specify why he was somewhat encouraged, but as you heard in that little clip there, what's going to happen next is that he will head on to the region in jordan. he'll meet king abdullah and president abbas, a palestinian leader on saturday. clearly, he feels that he has some reassurances, some language from benjamin netanyahu that is worth taking to the palestinian leadership. perhaps we're clutching at straws, but it does seem from what john kerry is saying that there is a glimmer of hope, at least as far as the americans are concerned. >> all right, barnaby phillips live from berlin, thanks for that. let's cross to mike man in a live in west jerusalem. despite the diplomacy, that's not having much of a calming
9:04 am
affect on the streets here, is it? >> no, not at all. you've seen a continuation of this wave of sporadic has been hazard knife attacks once again in the course of the morning, a touch and attack according to the israeli police, two palestinians were shot, accused of being attackers, one of them fatally. we are seeing this as almost a daily occurrence now, the attacks unplanned an unorganized, no clear direction, no pattern to them, erupting in any part of israel or indeed the occupied palestinian territory. >> all right, mike hanna, live there from west jerusalem, thanks for that. >> to yemen now where the humanitarian situation is only getting worse. the u.n. says 80% of the population is struggling to get access to drinking water.
9:05 am
hygienist now a major issue. fighting has damaged electricity lines and power plants that pump water. in some areas, water is only available for 30 minute as day. children are most at risk, the u.n. says a lack of water and food is likely to lead to a rise in chronic malnutrition, that's of course if they survive the fighting. 570 children have been killed and many more severely wounded in the cop applicant. more now from al jazeera in yemen. >> like most households, this is the part where you'd keep yourfr of his dead son. he said he can still smell his scent in the colorful clothes. >> he used to play here, jump on the bookshelf and enjoy moments with his brother. i cannot believe he's dead. >> he and four friends were
9:06 am
injured while playing outside their house. rebels blame houthi rebels fighting to control the city of taiz. his words echo the fear of thousands of other children in war-torn yemen. >> don't bury me, he says in tears. the medics can be heard assuring him that he'd be ok. but he died. his friends on the street cannot believe he's gone. >> we were all playing here and some of us returned home moments before the shell fell on them. we were all scared. my uncle was hit by shrapnel. may god save him and may god punish the aggressors. >> he was killed, standing here next to us. >> another child that become a victim in a war fought by duties. aid agency's hold all sides responsible. there is at least another 573 children killed and 806 have
9:07 am
been severely injured. we see consequences ins conflict where everyone is in this war is responsible for the deaths of children, with the airstrikes. >> there's been more violence in taiz, more fighting between government loyalists and houthi fighters and more airstrikes. more than a dozen people were killed in these residential areas, reportedly hit by houthi shells. houthis also blame saudi-led strikes for killing civilians. his parents are yet another family to bury their child. millions of vulnerable children in yemen face the same risks unless adults can find a way to stop the fighting. al jazeera. >> turkey's president says a new wave of migration is likely after an increase in attacks on the syrian city of aleppo. his comments come as russia said its planes have struck dozens more targets in syria. these picture appear to show
9:08 am
russian strikes on the rebel held province. activists say the russians have been bombing the strategic town for weeks. several operate under the free syrian army umbrella, supported by some western and gulf arab states. >> a fire has destroyed part of a refugee camp in slovenia. it comes as the country's parliament has given its army more powers to deal with the large numbers of people seeking asylum. paul brennan reports. >> the flames spread quickly, with tents pitched so closely together, the blaze jumped easily from one to the next. firefighters were swiftly on the scene, but the damage was already done. much needed emergency accommodation is now ruined. the cause of the blaze isn't yet known. further back along the refugee route, in serbia, the refugees out in the open have been
9:09 am
lighting small bonfires to stay warm. clear skies are better than soaking rain, but the nights are significantly colder. >> we are very worried for the capacity really that the people are slowly going, and bottleneck will be problematic. getting ready for a long waiting time and then the weather condition. if the weather is still good, we can still try to do our best providing blankets, provide some food, water, but if the cold weather is getting worse and worse, will be very problematic. >> with conditions deteriorating, tenses are rising. the routes to western europe are increasingly restricted. desperation and exhaustion sometimes develop into scuffles between refugees. in slovenia, the parliament voted to deploy soldiers. the army has arrived here in the
9:10 am
border, this jeep is evidence that have, but the numbers are small. we've counted no more than five soldiers here at the camp today, and their role is rather limited. their helping to hand out food to the refugees along the n.g.o.'s and police. despite the vote in parliament, the larger contribution of the army to this refugee crise in slovenia is still being worked out. >> the soldiers role now is to watch over the refugees when they arrive here. if they see something out of place, the soldiers must in form the nearest police officer, because we are the ones in charge, but the army was very busy today and i'm grateful for that. >> an extraordinary mini summit of european leaders will convene to discuss the refugee emergency in the western balkans. images, such as these will certainly focus their attention. paul brennan, al jazeera, slovenia. >> thousands of people in south
9:11 am
sudan face death by starvation, tens of thousands of others are on the bring of famine, the warning issued by a foot security group backed by the u.n. it says famine hasn't been officially declared but describes the worst conditions yet seen in the civil war. people displaced by the war are afraid to leave the safety of camps provided by the u.n. a peace deal signed in august was aimed at ending two years of conflict, but the agreement hasn't reassured many of those forced from their homes. from the capital, we have this report. >> in some ways, it's a town like many others, people do their shopping, residents complain when the rub iroverflows, there are church and children play in the streets. it isn't an ordinary town. it's a protected site and 30,000 people live her guarded by u.n. peacekeepers. under the terms of the peace
9:12 am
deal, the politicians come back and form a transitional government. with the war technically over, people are urged to go back to their homes. these sites tell a story the politics doesn't. even in places where the fighting stopped, there are people in south sudan who don't feel safe in their own country. ♪ >> these are all women who say they were raped when they went outside the barbed wire fence. they're singing to celebrate their survival, but simple tasks like just going to collect firewood or to the market fill them with fear. she was raped when she went outside the p.o.c. and she doesn't see why the return of the opposition would make it any safer for her to go back home. if it's the same people in power, the same problems we've had, we never finished, because the atrocities were committed by the same government. >> while it may be safe inside the wire, life has little dignity. >> it's been hard from the day we arrived, we can't leave the
9:13 am
p.o.c. we depend on the u.n. for everything, our food is provided by the world food program and even water comes from humanitarian organizations. >> the people. p.o.c., neither war nor peace currently hold much promise. al jazeera, juba, south sudan. >> let's get to the refugee crise and the united nations high commission for human rights strongly criticized the czech republic for its treatment of refugees and migrants, saying the government routinely detains people for as long as 90 days, saying detainees are strip searched in the attempt to find hidden money to make them pay for their own detention. the president rejected the criticisms. the spokesman for the u.n. office of the my commission for human rights joins us live from geneva. good to have you with us.
9:14 am
that they are simply enforcing e.u. rules and national laws in a very difficult situation? >> i think everyone can agree the situation's very difficult, but this should be proper treatment of people. these are people, these are not stray dogs, and our concern is that in some countries and today we're focusing on the czech republic, how people are being very badly treated. >> can countries like the czech republic, slovenia be asked to provide better conditions when they are so overwhelmed? what practically speaking would you ask them to do to improve the treatment of refugees? >> well, i think first and foremost, the european union as a whole needs to get it back together and get its policies in shape and the countries need to agree, because you've got such very, very different reactions from what is supposed to be a union of states. you're getting this very harsh
9:15 am
approach to the issue in some of the central european countries, hung gar, the czech republic, and you know, many of the people are passing through these countries, but they are not for the most part staying there. i think they have to have incentive for the central european countries to cooperate much more closely with germany, france and the northern european countries and work out a solution that the whole of europe shares the difficulties, but also helps find the solution that it's not impossible and way to do it is being laid out many years ago actually by refugee advocates and human rights people. >> some of the statement by the u.n. high commission for human rights talks about the treatment of children, people held more than 90 days, people being strip searched, people being head in conditions which are less than ideal. are national law laws and
9:16 am
regulations being violated, one particular reference saying these refugees not told of their right to legally appeal. >> that's right, they shouldn't be detained at all. this is a migration offense, it's not a crime. detention should only be as very much the last resort. it's not clear why the czech republic are doing this. they are not trying to stay there. there are lots of children in there, and that's really the most distressing and disturbing aspect of it, because basically children should not be detained, solely on the base of their migration status or their parents migration humrights und, and it's never in the children's
9:17 am
best interest. >> there has been concern over islamaphobia. have you seen evidence that that is being translated into action, in other words that rules and laws for discrimination are not respected. >> that's a real issue of how the situation is politicized, it's being used as a political issue instead of looking to find the best solutions to deal with the problem, but it's really going to the basic level to start damning entire groups of people because of religion or the countries they come from. that's totally unacceptable. these are human beings, men, women, children, some small children, babies, and they shouldn't be treated in this way. they should be treat as human beings and there should be some sympathy, because many of
9:18 am
fleeing situations so horrendous, we can't even imagine them, i'm talking syria, iraq, afghanistan, and other places. many of these people are refugees, and they should be treated under international law, they're entitled to protection and proper treatment, and to treat them in this way instead is really shameful. >> all right, thanks so much for taking time to speak to us. >> much more to come on al jazeera, another high stakes appearance on the hill for hillary clinton. the presidential hopeful employees to testify about the 2012 benghazi attack. >> we'll tell you which team booked its place in major league baseball's world series, it's all coming up in sport.
9:19 am
>> south africa's president will meet with students over a planned tuition high strike that follows protest that in some cases turned violent. demonstrators have broken through the gates of one university. we are at the university of johannesburg where that happened, joins us live from the scene. what is the situation like there now? >> well, sammy, universities across the countries have seen protests and five of those have shut down operations. this one, the university of johannesburg is just one in the past days that have continued at normal, but that's until now. students from the neighboring university as well as students from this university who had earlier left campus broke through the gates. they through rocks at security
9:20 am
guards, security guards throwing those rocks back at students. they made their way across the bridge to this campus that they say they want to shut down. they want complete solidarity between all students, calling it a national shutdown. across johannesburg, other students have now begun a march to the headquarters of the ruling african national congress. they want answers from government ahead of those talks that are planned for friday where they'll meet with student representatives, vice chancellors from a universities, as well as council members. university students of course getting increasingly frustrated. they want assurances from government that there will be no fee increases for next year. >> thanks much. let's talk now to the director for the center of education rights and transformation at the university of johannesburg. good to have you with us. first of all, now that the
9:21 am
president's weighed in on this, are you hopeful that a deal is coming together, a compromise, perhaps university authorities might back down? >> well, it's very clear that students are in no mood for tinkering with the system, as they say. they do not want a fee increase, and it's going to take a lot to convince them otherwise. i think we need to understand the level of anger in our country, particularly amongst youth and students. it's a mass movement. it involves tens of thousands of students, and what started the trigger was the roads must for movement, the movement of colonial era statues, it's now transitioned to the issues of fees, higher education
9:22 am
increasingly is unaffordable certainly for working class and largely black youth, but also for the middle class now, and with declining state subsidies, universities are passing on the burden more and more to students, so it's a situation where students are talking about the promises made during the liberation struggle and the elections in 1994, the anc, the ruling party that's freedom charter call for the doors of learning to be open and many moor and largely black students say that those doors are firmly shut, but, you know, the point is that this, it's about the unaffordability of higher identification, but goes to the heart of the matter, which is
9:23 am
the inability of the state to address issues of inequality and poverty, and what seems to be clear to students is that those who were traditionally the elite and the new elite today are doing very well, but the mass of the people are not. there are widespread perception was corruption, of wastage, of trillions of money leaving the country. >> what does the university say? they've got to raise the fees because of costs, the government simply doesn't have the budget. how do you respond to that? simply not enough money to go around for what everybody wants in africa. the mine is striking, we had the minimum wage protest and now the students. >> well, it's very clear to many people who look at the ledgers
9:24 am
that we are an extremely wealthy country, but it's a small elite that continues to have more and more wealth. the tax on the corporate are declining and there are models which show that full cost higher education for the poor is realistic and practical, and feasible. i worked on a ministerallily appointed working group to look at the cost of higher education, the minister pointed this working group and we came up with a model in 2012. this has never been publicly released. it's gone to the treasury. who has said that they cannot release it, but really, we are calling for transparency. we are talking about accountability, a national conversation about the wealth of our country, the wastage of the
9:25 am
wealth, and how it's not translated into the promises that have been made. >> all right, thanks so much for your thoughts on that. >> u.s. vice president joe biden says he's decided not to run for president in the 2016 election. biden says he has run out of time to launch his campaign. his decision boosts hillary clinton's hopes of the democratic nomination for the white house. hillary clinton is to face more questions over that deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. thursday's congressional hearing she says is designed to destroy her hopes of succeeding president obama in the white house. >> the together on the u.s. mission in benghazi killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. three years later, why it happened is still in dispute. first blamed on a widespread reaction to a widespread anti
9:26 am
islamic video. >> what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. hillary clinton was in charge at the time. since 2012, there have been multiple hearings and reports, but few new details about the attack. in steady, what the republican led committee did uncover is that during her time at secretary of state, clinton had been using a private server for government email for potentially classified information. >> there's an f.b.i. criminal investigation into her emails. whether she's ever brought to justice on those remains to be seen, but the fact is, she brought this upon herself, not the republicans, and not the
9:27 am
congress. >> after a televised interview with the number two leader in the house of representatives, kevin mccarthy, democrats charge the email revelation has little to do with the bank gas security investigation and are accusing the committee of conducting nothing more than a smear campaign, to destroy hillary clinton's presidential ambitit.>> everybody thought hiy clinton was unbeatable, but we put together a benghazi special committee. what are her numbers today? >> this is all about a taxpayer funded campaign against hillary clinton. ladies and gentlemen, that is a problem. >> especially for the victims' families who simply want an explanation for the poor security in benghazi libya the night their relatives died. >> al jazeera, washington. >> with a hurricane about to hit mexico, what is underway?
9:28 am
>> they are up to pino, nameddal bettically. mexico is in the sights. the satellite picture shows the last 24 hours, it circulates, shows an eye, so it's properly hurricane. winds about 150 kilometers per hour off mexico. the course is likely to take it on the shore in about a day and a half, two days time. the risk from it, eight-meter waves at the moment. there will be a bit of a surge. we get a rather rocky and cliffy edge here. it's not been too much of a problem. that will of course cause a certain amount of flooding, which has been this thing in the air at the moment. this line of rain now in the forecast shows you where the circulation will be. that from here through the warm western gulf of mexico and up into texas and new mexico. while this grinds away, you can seen the top of your screen there, there is yet more green, it's not a hurricane, but it's
9:29 am
certainly showers. they're believe, they hopefully will bring good news, but temporarily bring big storms. the latest picture from new mexico on what happened last night. flashing thunder, huge amount of rain, this and that is all over the southwest and it will carry on. >> thanks so much. still to come: >> i'm in sydney where the artwork and the artists responding to the world's refugee crisis. >> it was all change in the middle of the top cup match in before his still. jo will tell you why in sport.
9:30 am
9:31 am
>> you're watching the al jazeera news hour. let's remind you of the top stories. g a solution to thete john ker violence in the occupied territories in germ. >> thousands are students breaking through the gates of universities. in some case, it's turned violent. the president will meet with students and university authorities. >> police in slovenia say more than 12,000 refugees and migrants arrived in the space of just 24 hours. the army arrived at its border
9:32 am
with croatia to help police deal with the in flux. >> of the union between separated north and south korean families has come to an end. relatives divided for more than 60 years were allowed to meet over three days. we have the story. >> all of the participants in this event knew that they were entering into what was really a bittersweet bargain, that they would be able to see each other after so many decades apart but that reunion would go so short and this day, thursday was the day that that really hit home, after the joyful tears we saw tuesday at the arrivals and initial meetings of these people, now came the farewells and most realizing that these are final farewells. there was a good deal of talk, people saying don't worry, we will see each other again, others saying we will see each other when our countries are reunified. >> this which is a time for final goodbyes, even if some tried to insist otherwise. this 81-year-old told his elder sister we will meet again, don't worry. 88-year-old north korean told his family they would meet once
9:33 am
more when their countries were reunified. on tuesday, we followed the story of south korean reunited with a husband she'd last seen when they were both teenagers. he had been full of life. on thursday, who unlike his wife remarried had seen 81 years and more. >> seoul is open to talks on any subject, north korea media talked about a new chapter in relations. these family reunion events have fallen victim in the past to the constant flux in the interkorean relationship. the applicants on the list have got used to repeated disappointments. >> outside the hotel, buses waited to take the south koreans home. many were desperate for a loft
9:34 am
moment of contact, a vest tig of iage of familial warmth to take with them. >> good to have you with us. i guess many are wondering what is the obstacle to having these reunions on a regular basis? >> that's an excellent question, because this is a humanitarian andopular with the populations of both north and south korea and the problem is that the governments have been getting in the way and imposing limitations, politicizing the holding of these dialogues and sometimes delaying them because of
9:35 am
political issues. >> practice lespeaking, most of the people will not see they're loved ones before they die. >> that's right. there's over 66,000 waiting to meet their relatives, more than 50% over 80 years old. time is not on their side. we think there should be an immediate speeding up of the reunions to allow people to meet their loved ones after more than 50 or six years. >> there's been criticisms on the foreign abductees. >> in many cases, north korea denies that they have them, that they're holding them and despite
9:36 am
efforts by japan, by south korea and others to broach these issues, those talks have really gone nowhere, so that is a continuing home rights problem that north korea has to address. it's something that the u.n. raised with north korea and is not getting satisfactory answers. >> i know you work in human rights, of course, you're not a politician, but do you see any link, pattern here of when there is progress taking place on family reunions, is it linked to progress on dialogue, political issues, on other issues? is there a pattern there. >> these reunions are opposed by pot sides and suddenly canceled because of a political dynamic. these latest reunions have been
9:37 am
at risk. one of the reasons there's only been 19 of these reunions since 2000 when they started. >> sad situation. let's hope some progress will be made, thanks so much. >> these new rules detail specifically the dos and don'ts. party members are told over eating or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol won't be tolerated, nor will playing golf, a game now seen as a display of lavish excess. the rules go further in
9:38 am
regulating party members personal relationships. communist party members are prohibited from having mistresses, saying that they should be leading exemplary lives. new rules go further, banning any improper sexual relation outside of marriage. >> reports of extravagance by officials and bureaucrats have long been the cause of public anger, and these tighter rules enjoy public support. >> i think the government is doing great at cracking down on corruption. >> people will still go out dining, but do it more secretly. corruption is so bad and you can't catch everyone. >> hundred was officials have so far been caught up in this anti corruption drive with many more wondering how much further it will go. the answer seems to be a lot further yet. rob mcbride, al jazeera, shanghai. >> there's been widespread flooding at a town north of
9:39 am
manila forcing many people afteh from tropical storm kappu which killed 41 people. it destroyed $150 million worth of crops, infrastructure and homes, according to the national disaster agency. to paris, air france staff have been demonstrating outside the french parliament over airline plans to cut staff. we have this update from the french capital. >> the mood here is much more boisterous, but if you're a member of the human resources department of air france, you still wouldn't walk on these streets at the moment. the mood is still uncompromising. they've been forced to ask for job cuts by the management or working longer hours for no extra pay raise. i spoke to one of their main spokesman about what they feel about that. >> we are not asking for subs decease from the government. we're just asking to be able to play at least on a level playing
9:40 am
field with other countries, where air france is basically one of the only companies paying solidarity tax. >> on the other side of the police lines, they need to find $2 billion of savings and cost efficiencies if they're to survive in the premier league of aviation. they've been stripping down badly, but what measures can they take as long as the unions remain uncompromising. >> security forces in congo have demonstrators opposed to the president. protests began early in the month against the president expanding the number of years he can serve. >> to dan
9:41 am
zanzibar. he sells spices. >> we had many industries, sugar, tech sales, we don't anymore. the industries need to be revived so that we can get jobs and benefits in other ways. >> political gains are more or less the same, to make people's lives better by reducing poverty
9:42 am
and curbing unemployment, but one issue dominating politics for years is its autonomy. >> that's a platform on which the main opposition presidential candidate is campaigning. he wants more autonomy for zanzibar. >> -- which matters should be covered. >> the president seeks reelection on a ruling party ticket. some say the call for greater independence is a non-issue. >> we have shared on many things
9:43 am
sovereignty. when it comes to military and union matters. i see nothing wrong with that. i enjoy the synergy that we see coming out of this cooperation. >> zanzibar's autonomy has always been divisive. the ruling party said the current government structure works just fine, but opponents tell people here that the zanzibar government should have more power to handle its he internal matters. al jazeera, zanzibar, tanzania. >> >> will be here shortly with all the sport. why this ancient ballgame is becoming a surprise hit in mexico. all that coming in a moment.
9:44 am
9:45 am
work about the plight of refugees. his work is on display in australia and france. he hopes people respond and push governments to act in more humane ways. we have this report from sydney. >> he's a plumber in sydney, but four years ago was a refugee, a boat person. after his father was murdered by the taliban, he fled afghanistan as a child, coming by pakistan
9:46 am
and indonesia to australia's christmas island aboard an overcrowded fishing boat. >> i was very scared, are we going to die here and that people was crying to go back to indonesia, they are not going to go to australia, because we had hard journey. >> he did make it, but thousands on similar journeys have drowned between indonesia and australia. stories like his were what inspired artist alex seaton, his sculpture displaying those taking to the seas as refugees and attitudes for them. this is an undiscarded bundle of paddles. it hint at suffering and death. >> i use a lot of marble, which has a strong memorial tradition and to create awareness by creating a memorial to an ongoing tragedy, there's a
9:47 am
certain power in that. >> other works are this, someone died trying to have a life like mine, discarded life jackets along a beach. these seem initially like dozens of children like boats, but like too many stones made of marble. the artist developed this in 2013 and 2014 in response to the way australia's government was dealing with refugees. this year, the refugee crise in europe has made his art just as relevant there. >> thousands of refugees have died seeking to cross the mediterranean. this was developed in response to the australian experience, but seems familiar, too, to anyone watching reports from europe. >> my work can cut through the platization of the issue and speak to the humanity at the heart of the issue.
9:48 am
>> he experienced fear on his journey, but policy makers and those who influence them is what the artist most wants to engage. >> thank you. the biggest ever power athletics world championships is getting underway in doha thursday. organizers hope the event is matched by levels of support. maintaining public interest in the sport hasn't always been straightforward, as andy richardson reports. >> hitting the required standards to compete at the paraathletic championships in doha is one thing. getting the word to pay attention is quite another. after the huge success and profile of the london 2012 paralympics, some athletes fear the sport has lost momentum. >> we have to work together at every level to build the profile.
9:49 am
people love it. everywhere i go, i get love, support. it is one of those things that does not affect it. people don't like it, because it's like we don't exist and that's even worse. >> the huge audience have sellout stadiums where people focus on the ability of the athletes to produce world class performances. it is how to keep its star performers in the public eye that is the challenge. >> performance levels have never been better. >> you need to make it interesting. you need to make somee people give them a party, basically. >> guys are posting word class times and distances. i think now people actually understand it. you have to be training just as much as your olympic counter
9:50 am
part. >> some do make guest appearances as elite diamond league athletic meets, but since london, the i.p.c. focused on developing a series of stand alone paraathletic events. a one term strategy that in the sort term can amount in small crowds and limited media coverage. some say filly incident greating it isn't practical. >> it is a very complicated model. it's not just running the 42 events, it's running them over a multiple of impairment types. >> athletes from 90 countries taking part, these are the biggest ever paraathletic championships. they showcase all involved show
9:51 am
the sport in its own terms. >> it is so successful. we have figured out who we are. i can't imagine us needing to go into another competition. i think we could get lost in those competitions. diamond league hopefully, though, will continue events and continue to grow, but they are a separate real event that the world championships, the paralympics really need to stand on their own. >> the new york mets are into the world series after sweeping their series with the chicago
9:52 am
cubs 4-0. they'll have to wait to find out if they'll play kansas city or toronto, who extended their championship series to game six. >> the key words. >> chicago cubs fans have little faith that this would be their year to reach the world series, as they trailed 3-0 into wednesday's game at wrigley field. the new york mets wasted no time in booking their place, duda with a three-run homer. two more in the second inning, and by the eight, it was 8-1, courtesy of daniel murphy. >> it is gone! >> they went on to win 8-3, sweeping the national league championship series 4-0, and reaching the world series for the first time in 15 years. >> there was some tremendous peaks and big deep valleys and to be able to keep those guys
9:53 am
motivated and level headed through the whole season takes a lot of work. my coaching staff, the veterans did a terrific job. i said wow, this might be the finest group which guys i've ever been around. >> the american league championship series is heading back to kansas city after the toronto blue jays force the home crowd, they beat kansas city 7-1 to win game five. >> you try to carry this over to kansas city, it's not going to be easy. it's a great ball club. they have home field advantage. our backs are going to be against the wall. you look at it, you've got to win two games. in the grand scheme of things, it's possible. that's how we're looking at it. when the next game get to game seven, anything can happen. >> the blue jays may have won this game, but the royals still lead the series 3-2 to clinch a
9:54 am
place in the world series at home on friday. al jazeera. >> brazil's top cup competition at the at the semifinals stage, first leg was held up for 20 minutes, when the floodlights failed seconds after kickoff. if that wasn't bad enough, at half time, a storm blew in and soaked the pitch. despite poor conditions, santos managed to win 3-1. >> >> to wednesday's match, suspended nine minutes when the referee decided the two team kits were too similar meaning a change of the kits. the game resumed, but wearing their original kits who trailed 2-1 in this first leg.
9:55 am
>> the first word indigenous games kick off friday. they're bringing one country's ancient ballgames, as well. >> first comes the ritual, commending the players to the four winds of mother earth. then battle begins. this is the ballgame of the people from southwest mexico. they say it's been around for more than 3,000 years, and this week, it's on its way to brazil, one of the mexican sports included in the first world indigenous games. he is going to show how it's played. >> it's a revindication of us as indigenous people, because we're being taken into account, our customs being respected and we can share what we are and do. >> it's the most popular traditional sport in the
9:56 am
country, fast and rough, it's attracting young players from village kids to university students searching for something different. >> football's got really commercial, but here, we leave it all out on the street. we don't need a pitch, not grass, we go over stones and that's more exciting. >> street hockey, but instead of goals, the aim of these two teams is to see what that team just did there and get the ball past the line that's chalked at the end of the street past their opponent's line. that's the beauty of this game, that it can be played just tradr carves their own stick. it's intended to be a part of themselves. >> it's really important that we keep hold of our cultural roots.
9:57 am
that gives us our identity. we know who we are in this world. >> simon's packing his suitcase to brazil, while karla and her university team win the women's final in the latest tournament. in its heart lands, this game is alive and strong. al jazeera, southwest mexico. >> that's all the sport for now. more later. >> take a look at futuristic solar powered cars. they've been racing across central australia in a 3,000-kilometer course from the cities of darwin to adelaide. the defending champions claim their sixth victory in the race. it's now held every two years and billed at one of the world's largest events of its kind. stay with us here on al jazeera. we've got another full bulletin of news coming up in just a couple of minutes and of course at
9:58 am
9:59 am
10:00 am
welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york. it is of course a big day or hillary clinton on capitol hill. we want to take you live, now that is the hearing room why she will enter in just a few minutes. she will begin answering questions about the 2012 attack on the u.s.