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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello and welcome to the newshour, live from al jazeera? doha, here is what is coming up in the next 60 minutes, the secretary of state asks in jordan to resolve the conflict in syria. state of emergency in mexico, the president urges thousands to stay in shelter amid reports of landslides and flooding caused by hurricane patricia. the vice president of the maleaves arrested accused of a
plot to assassinate the president criticism of israel's army over the beating of a palestinian man wrong fully detained. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east for a talks on syria. after meeting others in turkey on friday. kerry said they discussed ideas that could change the dynamics of the war. saturday he arriving in ayman for talks to accommodate the accelerating of the conflict. jordan agreed to coordinate their actions with syria on russia. it could mark a shift in the alliances engaged in the war. later on saturday kerry will travel to saudi arabia, and there will hold talks with his
counterpart. kerry says that there are still disagreements over bashar al-assad's role. saudi arabia is hoping to convince other countries that bashar al-assad cannot be part of a solution. bashar al-assad's closest ally. it has been ruled up for attending. it's spoken in favour of iran. here is what the russian dmitri sergeev had to say about cooperation with the jordanians on syria an agreement has been reach in forming a mechanism in ayman to coordinate actions in fighting terrorism in the skies over syria on a day to day professional basis. let's bring in a syrian analyst and academic from the
doha institute. thanks for being with us. when it comes to the role of jordanians, and the coordination of strikes with moscow, why is it happening now, does this mean they are moving away from the u.s.-turkish saudi alliance and to a russian alliance. >> they have been very concerned from the beginning about the presence of islam fighters in the northern border with syria, and it's not a police for me, actually that the jordanians are coordinating with the russians in terms of air strikes, that the russians saw in the south. so far they focused on the north-west part. but now the russians are going to head the opposition forces in the south. they need to coordinate with jordan, and they have made it clearly for some time now.
that they would, actually, be willing to coordinate with the russians, we have seen the jordanian flying to vienna, and meeting with the russian foreign minister. and i think - king abdullah things this has started some time ago, it's not something that came out. >> the words that was used is coordination. is this the first step of the jordanians leaving the coalition. i don't think they will be leaving the coalition. they think they can be in both sides at the one time. they can coordinate and carry on the fighting. >> how can they be on both sides at the same time when the u.s. and russians have been on different sides. >> i think the jordanians think they can to that, fighting with the u.s. coalition in the north of syria. we know that the jordanians have been carrying out sorties
against d.a.e.s.h. in the north. in russia, and in the south. they do not conflict the outcome into collective terms with the strategy. the first issue that the jordanians are thinking about is the fundamentalists, d.a.e.s.h. or i.s.i.s. and are willing to coordinate. >> what do they have behind the scenes. >> after the russian matters in syria, they of the opinion that they will not leave soon. they are trying to relocate their position within the new equation, which have been imposed by the russian in syria. saying we'll coordinate with the russians, because our major concern now is the islamists threatening our security. >> how does it change the calculation on the ground, and how does it pave the way if it does at all for a political
resolution. >> in recent days we have seen that there's a race between the political clerk and military clerk on the ground. i think most players right now, especially when we talk about saudi arabia, qatar and turkey are threat in fact and talking about turning syria into a war of attrition, between these parties. they are trying to see if they can reach a political solution to the conflict. there's the sort of race between the two now going on. >> okay. thank you for your time on the news try russian air strikes are entering their fourth week in moscow claiming it's targetting moscow, but rebel groups say that russia is bombing them. friday, several areas in idlib were destroyed by russian air strikes. our correspondent has more.
>> reporter: syrian state tv conditions its propaganda message to convince people that russian air strikes are targeting what the syrian and russian governments call terrorists. but the pictures on the ground tell a different story. this is what is left of the town on the outskirts of idlib after russian war planes gomed several areas lates on friday. it's unclear how many people were killed. opposition fighters belonging to the army of conquest announced the capture of several villages after defeating them to retreat. the alliance of opposition fighters launched what is called the battle or hamas, after capturing idlib this month. opposition fighters say they have taken several towns and villages in the province.
syria's armed opposition groups say they have been targeted by opposition air strikes rather than the islamic group. i.s. was in charge of the main road, but how russia acts will check with their priorities. i.s.i.l. fighters appear unaffected. armed groups opposed to president bashar al-assad's regime suffered losses, not only at the hands of the russians, but in a continuing battle with i.s.i.l. the vice president of the maldives has been arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate the president. he is being questioned after an explosion on the president's boat last month. he was not injure, his wife, aide and body guard were. let's hear from a former attorney-general in the maldives, joins us from their
capital. what the government has said, if anything, about the arrest of the vice president? >> the government has come out with little information regarding the vision that they undertook 3-4 weeks back and are waiting for more information, and just stated that the investigation is going on, and they won't give more information, but one thing clear is that the president has been arrested regarding the explosion that was - that's occurred on the 28th. >> why would he be a suspect. it's not clear thing known is who was at the vessel. he was expected to welcome the president on that day. he was not in the welcoming party that day. >> do you expect the
investigation to be free and fair? you were telling us an investigation is under way. i am not sure if an investigation is fair and impartial. the investigation so far in the maldives, regarding the politic political detainees is not fair. therefore this particular investigation may not be free and impash. >> what do you expect the public reactions over the news of his arrest. how popular was the vice president of the maldives. >> the army and the police were on the road. they were expecting demonstrations or protests from supporters, who are the youths of this country, it's believed that they are supportive among the youth and some disturbances
are expected. >> thank you for joining us from mali there are fears of flooding and landslides in mexico, despite hurricane patricia weakening to a category 2 storm. n.a.s.a. released these satellite images showing the extent of the storm, the strongest hurricane forcing 50,000 people from their homes. andy gallagher reports from mexico. >> reporter: fuelled by ocean temperatures, patricia formed in 36 hours, making landfall with winds of 250 k/hr. this is the most powerful hurricane to hit the western hemisphere, and authorities had little time to organise evacuations and residents to safety. thousands flew out whilst others huddled to ride out a storm, predicted to cause catastrophic damage. >> translation: if they are already here at the shelter and settled in, and there are fewer
services at night, like taxis, trucks and centers, we recommend that they stay at the shelter. >> reporter: initially authority stay the storm caused no major damage or loss of life. this is no time for complacency, says the president. >> translation: i insist the most dangerous part of the hurricane is yet to enter the national territory, we expect rains in the pacific and various states in north central parts of the country. i ask the people to be watchful for information from government officials. >> reporter: there has been reports of flooding and mudslides, but it now is a threat to remote areas. the hurricane will dis pats as it reaches the mountains, many have poor communication and the risk of heavy rain and mudslides could be a threat. the storm is a danger for millions who remain in its path, and daylight will give the
authorities a clearer picture of how much damage has been done let's get a closer look at richard is here to tell us how patriciaiates against other hurricanes and typhoons. >> this is worth looking at. on social media people are saying it's not as bad as thought. it's not the case, it is delivering nasty whether, and i have to say until daylight arrives, we will not know how bad it was. if you want to look at it in terms of records. it produces winds from cyclones, speeds of 320 k/hr. 200 miles an hour. the lowest hurricane pressure, 979 mill bars. the fastest intensified hurricane. it's unbelievable. it certainly produced west
mexico's storm surge. based on the winds. hurricanes, typhoons, the whole lot. it's the top three. the old '60s, '70s tip. this one could be the strongest of the whole lot. so there it is pushing up across mexico. winds slightly sustains at 120, still category 2. weakening fast. as it moves quickly, north-north-easterly. the track is moving across the nearby parts of mexico. as we saw the president advising people, it's an issue flooding and mudslides. a lot of rain is going to get up across the vulcanic region, and you may find there's a loosening of sole types, it could cause its problem as the system moves to the north. what is interesting is the surface portion runs up against
the mountainous areas and runs to grief. but the northern patch. up towards texas, we have a developing story here, the grand prix is come, it's almost incidental to the severity of the weather which could occur over the next 24 hours, these come from avalon, where they have had 300mm of rain over the last 24 to 46 hours. what they'll do is introduce the upper level moisture from patricia into texas, it's here, and we'll see rain developing. they have had 300mm of rain in places and there's potential for 200-300 to occur. there we are saturday, still the rain into the far north of mexico moving into sunday, moving to the north-east. so for the next few days, patricia and remnants causings problems thank you, stay with us on
the al jazeera newshour. here is what is coming up. the u.n. celebrates, we go inside the archives to see how millions of records are kept in order. plus, prays for a booming economy, criticized for corruption. tanzania's ruling party faces a tough challenge to be reelected. >> and in sport, a second trip to the world series. first israeli troops shot dead a palestinian man who they say tried to stab a shoulder. the shooting was in the occupied west bang. 35 have been killed. and in the occupied territory. there was a beating and a
wrongful writer. security video shows the storeroom. he was suspected of throwing estoppels. -- stones. israeli forces storm in and beat him. human rights says he was held for two days before being questioned and detained for three days before the alibi was checked. let's talk to an advocacy officer, for defense for international palestines joining us from ramallah. they don't know if the soldiers was in the video, held accountable. do you? >> well, actually, this is a general problem since the starting of occupation. impunity is an obstacle for human rights.
during the walk, we submitted 35 complaints against israeli soldiers and police officers, none of them led to charges for the police officers. 19 of them are pending. so accountability is one of the obstacles for us. >> and what does the back of accountability. what implications does that have? >> it is an environment for the soldiers and police officers. it's an excessive force. actions and as you saw in the video. it was brutally treated and palestinians were arrested and attacked by dogs launched by the israeli forces. it was one of concern, and how it was conducted.
and the availability of using special forces was a concern. >> how often does this happen. >> based on occupation in the first part of 2015, we documented 86% of the cases. the israeli forces used excessive force, which is a 10% increase in 2014. taking into account what is talking about an average of children being arrested in the circumstances this year. this is a huge number. >> so what are organizations like yours and other human rights organizations doing, and if there's no body according to what you are saying that is capable of conducting independent investigations, what happens next. what is the solution.
>> well, that is the issue that you are facing. in really rare cases we collect evidence, films, that document the brutality of the police. the only way we can do is to submit the complaint which is, as i mentioned before. it's not profession in a way, there's no evidence. the only evidence they have is the testimony of the soldiers that will not confess that they use excessive force against the children or the palestinians, this is a problem. regarding the tensions starting in october. the measures were adopted by the israeli forces allowing the soldiers to use excessive force. without evidence, it's rare, justice cannot be achieved. >> thank you four speaking to us from ramallah palestinians in jerusalem say they suffer under israeli
blockades. andrew simmonds reports from the occupied east. returning to prayers from the al-aqsa. palestinians found restrictions there have been eased. it gets harder by the day. it's in our lives, it's very hard here. i mean, it's more than overseas, you know. >> reporter: there's three ways in and out. concrete blocks bar the way to traffic in all but one of them. security forces say they sealed off the village to keep the peace. this is the center of the village and the confrontation point between security forces and palestinian protesters, for anyone in the vicinity, it's a nightmare. >> it was worse than that five days ago for this family.
65-year-old hoda inhaled large amounts of tear gas in her home. her husband says in the early hours of tuesday she became seriously ill. her son set out to drive her to hospital. he says soldiers held him for half an hour before letting him take her to hospital. by then, he says it was too late. she died of a heart attack. >> translation: i was angry, i wanted to save her life. whatever happened to me didn't matter. if this side of the village wasn't blocked. it would have taken a couple of minutes to reach the hospital. we would have saved her life. >> translation: police and the army say they are a civilized force x what kind of civilisation is this. there are 20,000 in this village, and the ambulance cannot come to my house. >> reporter: police say priorities are given to humanitarian cases, and there was no delay at the checkpoint. from his balcony, he can see how close this part of the village is to the hospital.
just beyond the blocked main entrance. he sas life is cheap here. he's moving the children nearer to their school, saving up to two hour delays at the road block. i want to update you on the turkey is demanding the e.u. delivers on its promise of $3.2 billion to stop the flow of refugees into europe. thousands continue to make that journey, many died. fishermen feared the worse for this 18 month-old baby, found 3km from where the bank is. he survived and is recovering in hospitals. hundreds of militia are believed to be taking advantage of the refugee crisis to take advantage. they go undercover, supplying the bashar al-assad with intelligence. we have this report.
>> reporter: in areas popular with the arab community in germany syrian refugees have a concern, saying militia men are arriving among the militia men fleeing the war. this man says he's been imprisoned and abused bit the militia government. he was kept in custody for months, now he sees some of his abusers in germany. >> translation: if i see people i know and am sure about i'll inform them where they live and the authorities. i can't let something like that pass. i'll follow the progress with concerned people. these people must be brought to justice for what they did. this is not just about me, more than 200,000 people have been made prisoners, many, many people were killed. >> reporter: human rights lawyers in europe acknowledge the threats caused by implementation of criminals
among syrian refugees. >> translation: of course they are a danger. they are a threat to the opposition and activists. they go undercover and supply intelligence. german prosecutors filed charges against them. there are three cases before the courts. syrian refugees who have evidence about the criminals in germany should contact the prosecutor general, the police or one of our representatives. activists are collaborating on social media to identify the members. they are recording the online profile and the current locations. they are deleting their online identities as they are discovered. syria's commission in exile are trying to help. >> we are in contact. we informed them about gathering evidence and are prepared to cooperate them. the u.n. refugee convention
addresses criminals. similar conventions exist. they have committed war crimes, or crimes against humanity or serious nonpolitical crimes. >> activists estimates hundreds entered europe. some are not trying to hide. syrians say they suffered at the hands of criminals, are determined to seek justice. shia muslims in pakistan demand leaders tighter security after the bombing, an explosion at a procession which killed 22 worshippers. eight children reported to be among the dead. hundreds of minority shia in pakistan have been killed in sectarian attacks. home made guns were thrown at a gathering of 25,000 in a
procession to a shrine. police in the capital say a 12-year-old was killed, more than 100 others injured. the first time the shia minority has been targeted in bangladesh. in iran, thousands of shia marched through the streets marking the mourning ritual of artura. they marged, beating themselves. it falls on the 10th day of the first month of the islamic calened dar. >> more ahead, including why the world's biggest shipping fleet may set sail for a safer haven. >> plus... >> for the same people to us. >> ..thousands of refugees make their way across europe. >> why the weather is playing a big part in deciding the outcome of the united states grand prix. rand prix.
the headlines on the al jazeera newshour, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in jordan, a day after russian foreign minister - who said immian agreed to coordinate air strikes in syria with moscow. john kerry will travel to saudi arabia, and hold talks with his counterpart on a solution to the war.
an explosion on president of mald eves boat - the have is being questioned. >> flooding in mexico after a strong hurricane is recorded. hurricane patricia weakens to a category 2 store. >> russia's intervention in syria is changing the face of the conflict. there are calls to get involved. the iraqi coalition partner is complaining that u.s.-led air strikes have not been effective enough against i.s.i.l. imtiaz tyab has the details. >> reporter: this is what many across iraq want to see, russian air strikes like these in syria. it's too early to say how successful the campaign had been. there's growing frustration among the iraqis with the u.s.'s efforts to retake the vast territory to i.s.i.l. controls across iraq. and say russia's approach is
what is needed her to win. this is the head of the government's parliamentary defense and security committee. he's a vocal supporter of russian involvement in the fight against i.s.i.l. in iraq. >> translation: we know that russia did not get involved in the middle east for our sake, rather for their interests. but our interests are well matched with the russians. >> reporter: it's not just politicians that want moscow to take a meaningful rule in the fight against i.s.i.l., so, too do the leaders of the iranian banked shia militia, which could explain why an intelligence sharing agreement including syria and iran. washington made it clear it did not want russian jets in the air space targetting i.s.i.l., and described the involvement in syria as a mistake. and now is in the delicate
position of appeasing security allies and keep russia on their side. >> the iraqi government has given assurances to the u.s. the u.s. promised to increase the air strikes across iraqs and give counter-terrorism forces badly needed military vehicles, tanks and advance weapons. the u.s. insists it remains on course to destroy i.s.i.l. it intensified strikes on baiji in the north, providing air gofr for forces, who managed to retake key areas. rarely have they faced multiple offenses. it appears that the threat sired the u.s. into dacks. the question is how long did it
last, and would it be enough to lead to meaningful gains. >> the u.n.'s envy says it will start working with the houthi measures. it blif the security council are. he said both sides have great to send delegations but a date is yet to be agreed. speaking after the session they warned anyone committing human rights violations will be prosecuted. >> there are sanctions and there are acknowledged international laws, there are violations that must be dealt with. they have implications observed though they fileate.
the longer the war goes on, the more than impasse goes on. the longer it goes to an end, you will see positive and progressive signs now, people in congo will be voting in a referendum on sunday to decide if they want to allow ut current leader to stay in power. the african nation wants to expend his time in office. the decision sparks protests, where four people were killed on tuesday. we are joined to discuss what the mood is like, a day before the referendum. >> while it's a tense calm. the atmosphere in the city, you have a heavy police presence. they have been driving around the city, waiting to prepare the referendum. there's a lot of police on the streets. across the road, a few people
are milling around some of the shops that you see. they were looted, so people are concerned about violence in the future. the opposition stronghold - you see some of the walls, it's written, the name of the about the. people don't want to extend the powers. mere is a tense calm. here is where supporters are looking forth. and they are coming out to vote yes, it's a good thing for the country. >> the government is telling people that it's a good thing, they are saying that this constitution, if they accept it will improve the lives of the poor. sensing that human rights is a clause that does away with the death penalty, the opposition are concerned it's an attempt by
the president to hold on to power. he has been in power and says he wants to extend his concern. they say they can't communicate request the people. they try to get people to protest. they can't do that. that said, they are saying that they are not going to vote on sunday. they'll try to stay home. there's a heavy police presence. it's difficult for them to come onto the street. thank you for that update. two where the election is entering the final 24 hours ahead of the poll. the booming economy. presidential candidates are pledging to improve people's lives. they are canvassing alongside the ruling party's candidates. catherine wambua-soi joining us to tell us what the people want to see from the campaign.
>> people want to see change. let me tell you where i am. the main opposition campaign rally, the final rally. thousands of people are here. you can see this, more are coming in the rally, it's not supposed to start until a couple of hours from now. we are told that the ruling party candidate is having a rally. thousands are expected to attend that rally. it's an intense period. people are saying it's one of the hotly contested complaints in the history of tanzania. we can't - people in the political rally are not necessary. a lot of people are saying that this could go any way. >> is there any chance or fears that the election could turn
violent? >> it's too irly to tell. a lot of campaigns that we attended, and we have been here for a week, it's been more or less peaceful, but it's too early to tell. the opposition itself has been saying that - has been accusing the ruling party of trying to cheat them of their votes, and if there's any violence, it's possible, according to the analyst, it's possible that if the opposition party's lose, for them to say that this election has been, has gone wrong, and for them to call for the protest. again i say it's too early to tell. >> we'll leave it there and talk to you later in the day. thank you for the time being. >> suicide bombings killed 5 people.
28 died in an attack in the north-eastern si, the capital of borneo state. a separate explosion killed at least 27 people. >> they have called for talks on the crisis. up to 50,000 entered the country. we sent this report from the slovenian town. >> another leg for another 1,000 or more weary refugees, another never ending ordeal. >> we are so tired, we are suffering. ali from iraq wanted one thing clear. he is not here by choice. >> i love my country, but we are a threat from militias. >> reporter: you can see from the ground that this is a
well-worn route. and these are the latest refugees to arriving in slovenia, and the numbers keep on coming. >> that is a burden slovenia says it cannot bear. without e.u. money, man power and mutual agreement. police released a video showing the croatian authorities, leading refugees towards an illegal border crossing. the slovenian prime minister is frustrated. they send people to us in an uncontrolled way. they do not tell us where they will send the people. they push them through the border unexpectedly. sometimes in not a good condition. it's hard for us. >> with the prime minister's visit. they'll return on friday. refugees were registered. transport laid on for them to
continue the journey towards the austrian border. there the system failed again. no more buses, so down came a fence. the uncontrolled exodus continues . >> a memorial ceremony is due to take place in france for dozens of victims of a bus crash. 43 elderly people died when their bus collided. it happened on a bend in the road that locals say is difficult to navigate. >> almost one in five of the world's ships are greek registered. there are fears that the ship owners may take their business elsewhere. the tax racked government is threatening to raise tax rates. >> greeks on the largest fleet
in the world. much is from the port. generating 7% of the greek economy. shipping pays little tax here, most of the fleet sales under foreign flags of convenience. two years ago ship owners were forced to pay tax. they agreed to doubled this. pt shipping industry is asked to pay more again. that could be a miscalculated risk. >> is there a danger in there's always a danger. today, yesterday, tomorrow. if the structure within which we operate is affected in a way where we are put to a disadvantage. we are discussed not losing an advantage, but compared to european counterpart, and naturally any self-respecting business has to make its move.
>> the latest change is an additional solidarity tax, paid in 9 billion. ship owners bring into the economy each year. all the measures are supposed to raise $700 million over and above regular tax. some are voluntary, all are temporary. what worries ship owners is what may become permanent and bigotry. taxes remain constant, sensing an opportunity, wooing owners. the government hopes to keep ship owners here by attracting more shipping business, like finance, ship-building and repair. >> translation: until now, the data shows other officers hemmed
abroad. shipping is not contained in boundaries, we plan to reinforce the industry. ship owners have in the past endowed greece with happens and scholarships, and the new national opera and library. the voluntary contributions hep greece more than taxes that could ruin the industry. taxes that ultimately will make little difference to government debt scuffles have broken out between the police officers and opposition lawmakers in kosovo's parliament, after of the opposition led off tear gas cannisters. they want the government to backtrack over deals in serbia and montreal. after days of haggling 2000 countries agreed a tax plan, they are bickering on implementing the plan. friday with the last day of talks, before a bigger u.n.
summit next month. >> reporter: they are here to talk about climate change, there's another c word that is causing a headache in germany - compromise. the meeting was to smooth the way in paris. negotiators were asked to draft a plan. france sees problems ahead. >> the point is that the negotiators didn't make compromise here. they stretched different options. now they are, in some cases more closer to a bridge and compromising others. >> reporter: the rift between richer and poorer nations is evident. richer nations want to stop the earth's temperature from rising, from what scientists consider dangerous, 2 degrees celsius. poorer countries say it's too
muchment the rise should be restricted to 1.5 degrees. the goal requires tougher cuts to carbon emission and will cost more money. leaders have been more vocal, and warn their low-laying islands in could disappear. the former president once held a cabinet meeting under water to illustrate the point. >> we are trying to send our message et the world know what is happening and what will happen if climate change is not checked. >> reporter: 2015 is so far the warmest year for the planet. we are yet to find out if it's the year something concrete is done about it. coming up the sports news and we'll hear from new zealand ahead of a rugby world cup
>> i'm chief of u.n. archives. we are responsible for the archives of the secretary, and also responsible for records and archives of operations that are created vault of the security council resolution. >> we fulfil a number of organizational objectives, and some are requirements from member states for accountability. our whole thinking about preservation. and what archives look like is rapidly changing. it's quite frightening when you open a box, and you find - do you remember the big floppy 12 inch disc, and then the little hard disk, and you hunt around in the organization and no one has a vhs organization. -- player amor. one of the needy - the most stable, and i can't believe i'm going to tell you this, because it's almost embarrassing is microfilm, and one of the great things about microfilm is that
you can hold it up to light and read it. you don't need any machine whatsoever. we have the 55 flags that were flown at lake success, the temporary headquarters of the united nations during the general assembly first session. >> i think i have one of the best jobs in the u.n. and an update on sport. >> thank you, kansas city royals playing in the championships, closing out against blue jays. it could have gone either way, jose bautista hitting to level the score at the top of the i think inning. fans and players had to sit through a 45 minute rain break. the momentum was to shift back. eric with the r.b.i. single, putting kansas this front 4-3.
this is how it finished. the royals in the world series for a second straight year. >> everyone is fired up. our club does not being tied late. they know the bullpen is strong, and our bullpen will hold the fought until we can score a run. that is baseball, we put up the best fight and they have a great team and they representatives the american league well. when you lose something and you are trying to get to the top. it's disappointing, it sucks it out of you. >> saturday's qualifying session at the united states grand prix could be cancelled due to bad weather caused by hurricane patricia. heavy rains hitting texas on friday. that resulted in second practice
called off. the forecast worse for saturday, when the race does go ahead. lewis hamilton with a chance to wrap up a third world title. >> defending champions new zealand are ready to take on south africa in the semifinals, new zealand looking to win a record 13th consecutive game. the springboks are shaking off the memory of the poll defeat against japan. south africa have had their last run around at twickenham ahead of saturday's match and hope to be back in a week's time. the captain says their opening loss was a humbling experience and they have treated every game as a must-win. >> they are not good enough to be in the semifinals. opposing halve-back aaron smith
says it is someone he idolised and it's part of the game plan to shut him down. he's leading by example. it's exciting. match-ups are different. it's not about, you know smash and bash like others can be. it's how to get the team around the park. where it's about smash and bash is in the loose forwards. in the match-up against new zealand, captain richie mccaw is seen as crucial in determining the outcome of the match >> we have become good mates, played against each other since 2003. there's a few fair contests. i've been on the losing race. >> scott burger is a guy i've been lucky enough to play against. he's the epitome of the physicality of the springboks.
>> another key area is on the wing, where the tournament's leading try scorer with eight once again is expected to have a big influence. as the springboks win, havana in his third world cup needs to cross the line one more time to take the tally to 16, and become the event top all of time try scorer. >> markus rooem has broken his own long jump world record. this effort would have been good enough to win gold at the last olympics. the german with his left leg amputated jumped 8 meters 40. he wants to compete at the rio olympics, but is yet to be given the all clear to do so by the athletics world body. the first ever world indigenous
game - 2000 taking part in archery, spear tossing and log carrying, angry protests were unscheduled. >> reporter: indigenous people from 23 countries and 24 groups with the host nation brazil gathered in the sports arena. wearing head-dresses, bodies painted with natural dyes, it marks the start of the games. the logos and brand names from sponsors that can be seen at sporting events were absent from the ceremony, it was an alternative to competitive games, the spiritual and cult aurl character of the event. this was an understanding example of how sports can you nite people and promote peace.
respect for human rights and the rich cult use. and the wisdom from all over the worlds. 900,000 indigenous people live in brazil. making up half a per cent of the inhabitants. groups from the americas, and several others like the mooreies from new zealand came to celebrate and exchange cult urls. racing with 100 kilogram logs is a key competition. event will be demonstrations as reaching an agreement on rules was nottuals easy among groups and differences. for the next 10 days all those are showcasing culture. many are hoping the problems will be noticed. this group demanded land rights
for people in the host country. brazil's president was present but silent at the inauguration. >> they have done nothing for us. they are not trying to fight discrimination. they are only about promoting themselves, and the president didn't have the courage to speak out. >> not everyone is happy. we have come to tell the brazilian governments what we have suffered. they want to take land that is granted to us. >> the festive atmosphere is dampened by reminders that brazilians have been ignored despite being the original owners. >> plenty more on the website. you can check that out at aljazeera.com. /sport. the kansas city royals in the world series. all the top news. back in a moment.
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