tv Weekend News Al Jazeera October 31, 2015 6:00am-7:01am EDT
announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour, live from our headquarters in doha. search and rescue teams find a site in egypt where a russian plane crashed. more than 200 on board. palestinians bury the dead after israel finally handed back some of the bodies. russia warns of a proxy war after the u.s. announces it will send special forces to syria
more that 200 passengers are feared dead after a russian jet crashed. the pilot reports technical problems and asked to change his route. the plane took off sate from sharm el sheikh. the airbus a321 belonging to metro jet airlines was en route to st. petersburg. it carried 237 and seven crew members, and came down in a mountainous area of central sinai peninsula. peter sharp is live in moscow. what more do we know. >> the air came down near an airport in northern sinai. it went off radar 23 minutes after taking off from sharm el sheikh as part of a flight to
st. petersburg. there were 274 passengers and crew, including 17 children. the newsagency here reported quoting russian aviation experts that before the aircraft went off radar, the pilot reported technical problems, and was asking for advice and directions to the nearest airport. it came down in mountainous regions. sinai is the home of a 2-year long insurgency, with fighters allied to i.s.i.l. egyptian security made it clear that there was no indication that the plane exploded in the air or was shot down. >> any response from the russian government peter. well, they've convened an emergency crisis meeting at the kremlin, and a few minutes ago vladimir putin released a
statement saying that he offered condolences to the family of holiday makers that died in the crash. there'll be reports later in the day and we'll expect to see the president in front of the cameras. >> peter, thank you indeed. >> let's bring in muhamed sabry, a journalist based in sinai, and he's on the clean. what are you hearing on the ground about the rescue kefeffo i hear they carried the injured and the death to the hospital in cairo, and to a main base, a morgue in cairo. and they used ambulances from northern sinai and a city nearby
an area too or from the capital, the egyptian capital. >> the reuters newsagency is reporting that egyptian rescue teams heard voices in the wreckage of the crash, are you hearing about the possibility of there being survivors? you have. >> survivors, you mean? >> yes. >> i didn't hear that survivors until now. >> okay. thank you muhamed sabry, there in sinai. we'll bring you more details on that crash, that aircraft cash in signa israeli forces shot dead a palestinian, accused of carrying out a stabbing attack in jenin. 7 palestinians, and nine israelis have been killed in violence this month
the funerals of five palestinians killed by soldiers in hebron will take place later. the bodies were handed over to their families after intervention by mahmoud abbas. earlier this month the israeli government decided to retain the bodies of palestinians accused of attacks against israelis. the executive director at the jerusalem center for legal aid and human rights joins us from ramallah, what do we make of this decision by israel to release the bodies for burial? >> first of all, this decision by israel is illegal, immoral and opposed by security in israel, including the defence minister. we believe it came after pressures from the israeli government, mainly that this
incident and keeping the bodies was a reason for the mass dismrngs tuesday, and the israeli government found it counter productive and will not sort of the target to calm down the situation? hebb rue. >> is this a new policy on the part of the israel. >> actually, it's not a new policy. israel is practicing the policy since - since occupation in 1967, and israel is keeping until now, according to the documentation of palestinians and 269 bodies, including 19 from the, the war in gaza there
19 bodies. but what is new in this policy is the fact that it is the decision of the security, of the army officers in the spot to decide when or where to apply the policy. now it's a political decision. this decision, that they started. given that israel has this policy. the palestinians, some of whom are accused of staging it against israelis. there are suspects that this policy started, that israel wants to hide the evidences from the - or preventing doing an
autopsy for the bodies, where there are, in some cases suspects that israel prevent or giving aid. without any necessary. just remember, it's a case from israel giving bang the body under restriction. i think it's a proxy for the bodies. where this guy was. and under the israeli police, and some cases there are suspects that there are some extra judicial.
there's some sense of legal aid and human rights. one of the palestinians buried on seat. is among several cases. it is unjustified killings. al jazeera's nadim barber has come to meet her family. >> they are in greece, the father of 17-year-old tells me she turned into an israeli soldiers. they say she had a knife. if you had a metal screw the machines pick it up. and the soldiers yelled at her, where is the knife. she yelled back i don't have a knife. she shot her. amnesty international says it's one of several cases
investigated. they were deliberately shot dead by the forces, where they posed no threat. in some cases. the person shot was bleeding to death on the ground in violation of humanitarian law. such reports are adding to intentions where settlers live in the heart of the city. >> clashes here. there are palestinian protesters, it's nothing knew. >> al jazeera asked the military about claims. the ministry of foreign affairs. it was yet another incident, demonstrating the palestinian terror. some activists say that israeli troops placed knives next to dead palestinians, to falsely
implicate them in attacks. >> this man feared apprisals, speaking to someone that witnessed the fatal shooting. the witness disputed the israeli forces account. >> he tells us that he saw the guys, the young palestinian man walking on the street. hearing something. and raising his hands, showing open palms, in ard to show that -- in order to show he didn't have weapons on him. two seconds after. he was shot with the round of machine-gun fire and fell to the ground. >> it's impossible for al jazeera to verify that version of events, it's clear that with every shooting dead of a palestinian, the anger on the streets is growing, along with calls to the australian army russia warned of a proxy war developing in syria.
it follows an announcement by the u.s., that it will send special forces to help the opposition fight i.s.i.l. the deployment was announced while foreign ministers were in vienna. the u.s. officials say that it will be to train, advice and assist opposition forces to assist. >> i believe neither the u.s. nor russia wants to go back to the proxy war. >> translation: the president has been determined to try to make certain that we were going to increase our efforts against d.a.e.s.h. because to everybody's perception, more needs to be done you're with the newshour. fire works at a nightclub leading to the deaths of 30 people in romania. >> desperation and tragedy. bodies wash up on greek soil. european politicians say more must be done. >> i'm lee wellings at
twickenham stadium ahead of the rugby world cup final. will the mighty all blacks be stopped by their great rivals australia. in turkey, the last day of campaigning against the general election. turks will vote for the second time in six months. the polls suggesting that the country is polarized and no party likely to win a majority. >> there are four main political parties in the election, and every one has its own slogan, the ruling justice and development party has several slogans, including vote for stability. they have lost the majority for the first time since coming into power in june. they failed to form a coalition government, leading to a snap election taking place on sunday. the party is relying on
stability, development and economic growth that it provided during its time in power. the main opposition party is the republican people's party. the main slogan is turkey. the party is focussing on that, and promising to implement danger and economic projects, improving the state of the economy, create jobs and produce reforms. the other main opposition party is the nationalist party. it is ultra nationalism. the party is calling on turks to vote for the future of the country, and also say turkey walk with us. this party is focussing on the economy, promising to improve the minimum wage. there are anti-piece protesters, and they called to preserve the unity. >> and finally the people's democratic party, the h.d.p.
it is the first pro-kurdish party to enterparliament in the history of this country. the main slogan is consistent on peace. the party wants to end the conflict with the kurdistan workers party, the p.k.k., wanting to bring reconciliation, stability and peace. >> a fire in a nightclub is thought to have been set off by pyrotechniques. 27 were killed in the club in bucharest desperate to save lives, paramedics work to revive victims. for many, there's nothing they can do. >> there are very many victims, many went to the hospital by themselves, which is common. we finish monitoring and we go to the hops to see how they are managing are, and whether to move them to other hospitals. >> they were in the nightclub in bucharest when a fire broke out. dozens of people died, more than
160 has been wounded. it was 11 o'clock and the nightclub was packed. the deputy prime minister warned that the death toll would climax some of those in hospital had burns over their body, it's one of the worst accidents in the capital. hundreds of people at the club were young adults and teenagers attending a rock concert. three friends of mine are inside the hospital. i was lucky, i couldn't find someone to replace me at work. otherwise i would be here too. >> it's believed the cause of the fire was a pyrotechnic show that got out of control. some people from trampled. the crowds rushed for the only exit in the club. the health ministry urged people to donate blood to the victims. the remaining president sent his
condolences. he's considering declaring a national day of mourning more bodies have washed up on the greek coast after two boats carrying refugees sank this week. people on lesbos found several corporations. they were -- corpses. they were taken away to be buried. police say they were some of the worst accidents in greek waters. >> reporter: they barely made it, with the vessel leaning heavily to one side. refugees on the upper decks this pleasure boat was lucky to reach the island of lesbos. out in the agean people are dying every day. a surge in arrivals over the last few days overwhelmed authorities on land and sea. on lesbos alone, they averaged
7,000-8,000 a day. authorities say it's partly due to pressure from turkish smugglers to maximise business before winter. >> when you enter this criminal business, there's no respect for human rights, and i think for the smugglers, all of this is like dealing with cargo shipment, probably. >> reporter: the surge means more loss of life at sea, but pressure on camps, as people await registration. still waiting for his travel documents is this afghan man, he paid the price of working as an interpreter by u.s. coalition forces, being hunted down by the resurgent taliban. >> the taliban come to camp, shooting bullets in front of my home and put a letter on my door. my dad got the letter and he said "i told you not work with the guys, and you worked with the guys." my family life is at risk.
take the money, get out of afghanistan, go where you want. don't come back in my home." >> reporter: faisal waited for an american visa, he can wait no more and is asking for protection. this camp is overrun by more than twice that many. spilling over the barbed wire fences into the surrounding olive groves. there's no running water or anywhere to sit down. only children escaped from the daily realities. this is greece's first e.u. hot spot where arrivals are screened. there's room for 10,000 people in camps like these. across the country. greece has been forced to raise the capacity to 50,000, most in government-built temporary shelters, the remainder in private housing. greece says europe needs to do more. >> translation: i want to say to a european leader that i feel
shame, shamed to deal with the crisis, and the quality of the debate. >> reporter: greece has to build a new capacity as the prospect dawns that now arrivals may not pause to let them pass australiaria's chancellor says it's impossible and unfair for greece to tackle the refugee crisis alone. thousands of asylum seekers try to get through the barriers at the border of slovenia and austria. these are live pictures. it looked scold were our correspondent was. people living without shelter. someone is spreading blankets on the floor. tensions rose after slovenia attended to refugees to the border, from the border with
croatia, which is closed within the week now, a fire at a market killed 15 people, including four children in the philippines. it apparently started when sparks from low-slung cables set fire to an umbrella storm construction workers have been killed. at least 17 died when the second floor of the building had been renovated caved in. 40 others were bulled from the debris -- pulled from the debris north korea is conducting joint military. 5,000 crew members took part in the tools. "ronald reagan" was involved off the east coast of the core yinnan peninsula
south korea is hosting talks with chinese and japanese ministers, relationships have been tense because of territorial disputes and the war time history. harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: every week they gather outside the japanese embassy in seoul. supporters of the comfort women, the last survivors, coercing and tricking tens of thousands of young women into sexual servitude. it's an issue between japan and tokyo as japanese prime minister shinzo abe prepares to peat south korea's prime minister. for first face to face talks. >> translation: for 25 years we have been calling for an appeal -- apologise. if shinzo abe has a solution, he can come, otherwise he can not. >> when the president made a statement, he upset seoul and beijing by upholding previous
prime ministerial apologies, but without reiterating them from a personal standpoint. >> what chance of protest on the historical issues that divide them? >> there'll be a sincere statement from prime minister shinzo abe. probably south korean government will be most satisfied. >> that is the hope from the u.s. side. it has tens of thousands of troops in japan and south korea, and is desperate for the two north asian allies. to be bound more closely together. the idea is to act as a counterweight to a rising china. >> south korea's president chartered her own course, developing closer ties with china, evidence by a decision to attend a military parade in beijing in september. this week in a coincidence, a comfort women's statue was unveiled in seoul, displacing a
-- for the first time displaying a young chinese victim alongside a south korean girl. it's a symbol that they have more in common on these issues than either has with japan. the talks won't all be about history, there's economic matters to discussion, not the least the prospect of a trade agreement between the nations in the future. the real focus is on the significantly short meeting between president park geun-hye and prime minister shinzo abe on monday. whether it leads to the kind of improvement in relations that washington wants is another matter entirely. i want to take a moment to show you live pictures from hebron in the occupied west bank. the funerals of five palestinians killed by israeli soldiers gets under way now. this is the first of the five funerals which is just getting under way. the bodies handed over to the families on friday, after intervention by president
mahmoud abbas, and various international groups. earlier this month israel said that it would retain the bodies of palestinians accused of attacks let's move on to the weather, and catch up on a cyclone. meteorologist rob is here to tell us more. is a cyclone in this part of the world unusual. >> it is unusual, and the strength makes it almost unique, probably the second strongest since 2007. if you look at the photographs, it's had a beautiful p of an eye in the middle. it has declined a little bit, considering where it is, where it's going, a big mass of cloud, and the eye is visible. though smaller and ragged. this is shapalla, a category 4 on the scale which we apply to
typhoons. gusting to 260 k/hr. and heading to the coast. the track has been fairly consistent, and taking it towards the yemeni coast near the border with oman, clearly quite an interesting beast. once it goes inland, it's slow moving. it's brought a lot of rain, picked up a lot of moisture from the arabian sea. as a result, it's churned the waves up to 10 meters. they'll probably decline, but follow it towards the coast. the stomp surge, how to forecast it, it's quite a storm surge for the coast. the rainfall, up to about 400m. that's between four and eight years worth of rain for this part of the world. rob, many thinks. sierra leone may be declared ebola free in less than a month.
nearly 4,000 said from the virus. for those that survived. the battle is not over yet. we have more from the capital. >> reporter: this wom within is an ebola survivor, she contracted the disease whilst caring for her mother. her mother died. her health is bad. it is a challenge. >> everything is heavy. >> reporter: along with the pain she has blurred vision in her left eye. she takes treatment, but had to stop her work. she worries about her children. >> this is a big problem. my kids. >> sierra leone has 4,000 survivors, and there has been some cases of survivors going blind. few op tall mohl gifts in the
country, it's a cause for concern. this director treated about 1,000 survivors, and said there are indications that the virus can linger in the country. >> my idea is to help us. with the complications that are arising. >> reporter: medecins sans frontieres, m.s.f., is operating a clinic. they operate treatment for survivors, and say the stigma can be traumatic. many are shunned by their own families. >> the situation is really, really dire. some have lost their source of livelihood. some have a lot of psychosocial problems that needs proper attention, otherwise it will just compound their problem. as for this woman, she hopes
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hello, good to have you with us. our top stories, more than 200 passengers feared dead after a russian jet crashed in egypt. the metro jet was flying sharm el sheikh to st. petersburg and went down in the mountains in sinai the u.s. announces it's sending special forces to fight i.s.i.l. foreign ministers met in vienna for an international summit on the conflict. >> funerals are held for five palestinians killed by israeli soldiers. bodies were handed out to their families after intervention by
president mahmoud abbas. israel adopted policy of not handing over the bodies of palestinians accused of carrying out attacks on israelis. it's been almost 20 years since the assassination of israel's prime minister. a commemoration will be held in saturday to remember the man credited with the oslo accords and the promise of peace. stephanie dekker reports. >> this was a momentous occasion, the 1993 signing of the oslo accords, and whether you believe the deal would lead to a palestinian state. it brought hope and conditions that were unprecedented. >> at that time, it was over and will start now. it started quickly. the conflict started. it's started quickly. >> it occupied east jerusalem.
the shelves finishing with books. he said he lost all hope. >> it's a long time. i don't see that. the close. if you look at the situation today. he would be angry. >> the government spokesman,ants the time he was assassinated. >> what happened was that peace lost its appeal to israelis, and i think it's because of leadership. not because lack of request for israelis for peace. israelis want piece. >> reporter: rabine's platform is linking peace with security, the two had to go hand in hand. peace equals security. today the political message has changed. it seems to be only about security we'll break into that report taking you live to cairo, where
we are getting - is it - no, it's moscow. where a press briefing is being given on the crash of the russian airliner in egypt earlier today. let's listen in for a moment. >> translation: thank you very much. can we have your information, please, minister of transport. are you there? >> translation: good morning. [ speaking foreign language ] >> translation: i haven't got any new data says the official. thank you very much. >> this is from emacom, russia.
six crew members and they are nine medical experts on board the official is talking about the disappearance of the aircraft at 7:10:00a.m. this morning. [ speaking foreign language ] the president vladimir putin has appointed the minister of transport to be in charge of the operation. and an aviation committee has also been set up to investigate
the crash. i should also like to give taskings to the brigade which will provide psychological care to the casualties' relatives and we are getting information about all this every three hours. the ministry of health and other services are standing by to help with everything connected with the rescue operation. we have a hot line installed. the number is 880 775 1717.
we are working 24 on seven in real time on the problem. >> the minister of foreign affairs has provided for links to egypt for assistance to transport and so on. anyone -- any questions. in that case we will have further clarification, further information in two hours this was a briefing by various russian emergency services. i'm not sure that we learnt that much from that. let me tell you that the reuters newsagency is reporting that
russia's top investigation committee launched a case against the aircraft under an article breaching violation of rules and violations after the crash in eastern central sinai, a russian aircraft flying from sharm el sheikh to st. petersburg in russia came down after reaching cruise height. the pilot asked for a change of route, and a direct route to the nearest airport citing technical problems. details sketchy at the moment. rescuers, or search and rescue teams reached the site of the crash in central eastern sinai in egypt. although egypt's transport minister says it's too soon to determine the cause of the crash. there were reports that among bodies, including children
strapped into the seats of the wreckage, that rescuers had reported the sounds of voices from the wreckage that may well have been survivors. we'll keep across developments and bring them to you as soon as we get them on al jazeera campaign something in full swing in myanmar for the general election on november the 8th. it will be the first properly contested election, as myanmar emerges from military rule. we have this report from the outskirts. >> this was supposed to be a bigger rally by the ruling oled arty party. u.s. db. a few hundred people turned up. many of the parties candidates are ex-military, and the parties viewed as loyal to the former junta, which handed over power in 2011 after ruling for 50 years.
the military has been involved in building the nation. i, too, am a former colonel who can offer a better future for the country the u.s. dp is a well-financed political party, able to reach out to the rural population. it's been accused of vote buying, offering soft leans and free medical check ups. . >> the ruling military backed department won, but the poles were criticized, and it didn't have to pace the main opposition party, the national league for democracy. the mld met by former prisoner aung san suy kyi is tipped to win and is fielding more than 1,000, matching the u.s. g.p. in strength, and last took part in an election 25 years ago, and won. but was not allowed to take
power. >> translation: people want to see genuine change. the military want to deliver that. people will vote for the opposition. >> reporter: no matter who wins, the military will be a powerful force. the constitution guarantees it 25% of seats in parliament and effective veto power. the generals will have a say in how myanmar moves forward. throughout the day on sunday florence louie will report live from yangong where aung san suy kyi and her national league for democracy are expected to hold an election rally, tune in on sunday or details of that here on al jazeera the u.s. justice department has begun to release 6,000 prisoners as part of a plan to release overcrowding in u.s. prisons. the majority are drug offenders - most going to halfway houses and home
detention. now, detroit, in the u.s. state of michigan, experienced racial tension for decades. whites fled to the suburbs after race riots in the 1960s. al jazeera's john hendren found a little known relic that has become a symbol of defines. >> reporter: this is detroit's wall of shame, half a mile of solid segregation. when teresa moonmoved here as a child blacks lived on one side, whites on the other and that's the way it was intended to be. >> the purpose of the wall was to separate the white community from the black community. how i feel is how dare you. i don't like it, it's a parts of my history. >> reporter: as detroit expanded a developer wanted to build middle glasshousing for whites on the outskirts of the city. the u.s. federal housing authority backed the loan, but insisted on the wall, reasoning
separating the races would protect the agency's investsment. detroit's wall of racial separation has been allowed to stand. >> this maybe serves as to people that want to see the stand, victims of racism serving as how things have been and perhaps this their mind have gotten better. >> reporter: it's not intimidating, 6 feet high. it wasn't designed as a physical barrier, but designed to send a message to the black side of the wall - that message keep out. since 1971 gloria lives with this sim bomb, a symbol of triumph and hope. >> it did not work. the wall is here, the people are here, those they tried to repress, they are on the other sited of the wall. they are all over the city. you just can't - it shows you that you can't build walls around people or box them in.
>> reporter: one of the more remarkable features stands, tucked away behind a park. partly painted. the rest a remnant of racism still to dom on the newshour, the dye job that professional designers hope does not die out. we are in nigeria to find out with the threats is so strong after losing the opening two games, the new york mets prove there's no place like home as they face kansas city. it leaves these guys lost for words. words.
time for sport. here is raul. in over five hours time, australia and new zealand will walk on to the pitch at twickenham for the 2015 rugby world cup final. both are attempting to lift the rebelize trophy for the third time, with the all blacks becoming the first team to defend the title. lee wellings reports from london. >> reporter: in size, in viewers, in excitement, this rugby world cup claims to have been the most successful yet. and the tournament will have the final it deserves at twickenham. australia against new zealand, the world's top two ranked teams, the rivals playing each other in the world cup final for the first time. the final is on the day of the halloween festival. what is scary about the all blacks, they may be the best team.
they have won 13 conservative world cup matches in the quarterfinal against france. they won beautifully. in the semifinal they showed they can win ugly too. steve hanson's starting team has nearly 100 caps between them, with many parts of the squad winning the trophy four years ago. >> doesn't matter what you do in life's experiences it's massive. two types of experiences, ones you learn from and the ones you don't. >> reporter: australia was given a fright two weeks ago, beating scotland by a single point. otherwise they have impressed. beating the host england and outscoring argentina by 4 tries to none. >> we know it will be physical, and we want to the last that. so i believe we have prepared accordingly, you know, once the 80 minutes starts, not only will your preparations take a hold, but a lot of reasons that are
driving you mentally, i think that takes over the physical part. and you only feel the physical part later. >> it's the progress of second-tier rugby nations such as 2019 host japan, the incredible victory that has been the major success of the tournament. it's watched by 2.4 million and several billion on television over the six weeks. the cream has risen to the top. new zealand are favourites to win the first team. to do it, they need to cope with the physical and mental pressure of beating their closest enemy in rugby's biggest game ahead of the game the coaching staff accidentally released the squad. the head coach, michael cheika was seen holding pieces of paper with typed notes.
they were magnified and published by the press. i can't confirm or deny that by the boots are the one in question. they certainly looked like them. as well as revealing the plans that wallabies had, there was brilliant tactical innovations including catch everything and chase everything you, the new york mets put themselves in contention for the baseball world series, beating the kansas city royals in game 3, as elise holman now reports. >> reporter: back at home after two difficult losses on the road, and the new york mets wasted no time in showing they were up for the occasion. >> it's a wall. david with a 2-run homer. the loyals hit straight back, two symbols at the top of the
second, putting them 3-2 ahead before they hit up singles again. a 2-run homer, and the mets fans were laughing. from there, they were in cruise control. >> to the right side, comes to the plate. >> a 4-run burst in the sixth, sending new york on their way to a 9-3 win. the mets on the board as they bid for the first world series since 1986. >> this is what you dream about as a kid. hitting the roam run, looking up in the stands and seeing people go nuts. it's one of those memories sticking for me for the rest of my life the mets with a chance to square the best of season series with came four in new york on saturday. mexico host the formula 1
grand prix in 23 yrs on sunday. the drivers not the first proper look at the circuit in friday's practice session. maximum stamina. the rookie crashed minutes into the second. some of the more experienced drivers found it challenging as they slid and skitted around. nico rosberg pasted the second-fastest time chelsea trying to avoid a sixth defeat. in algiers, they'll host congo in the first leg of the afghan champion's league final. on the international front cameroon sacked their front. it comes two weeks before beginning qualification in 20-18. paying the price for poor
performance, where they lost all three matches, in equatorial guinea a race horse will compete in the final race. american pharaoh made history, becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the triple crown of u.s. racing. the 3-year-old colt can bow out. american pharaoh has been credited with reviving the popularity of the sport in the u.s., and a sold out crowd is expected in lexington. >> japan's athlete in gymnasts has cemented his status, claiming a sixth title in the championships. no other man or woman won more than three. he's won every olympic and
world-run title since taking silver at the 2008 beijing olympics. it's a feat unmatched in gymnastics history. >> he's 26. >> i could do that. >> of course. >> of course. of course we could. thank you it's fashion week in nigeria, some designers are using the event to get them to provide textiles. we have more on the ancient dying technique that can be carried out by hand. >> mackey o is preparing for fashion week. the designer is using the name and title of the indigo coloured dye. it's done by hand, and comes from south-western nigeria, and is practised for run drets of year, he is hoping to make it popular, using it in her new collection. >> more and more designers are
looking to her roots and creating her own stories, i'm concerned about the works and the chinese works, and turkish and english. because these fabrics - this is seen as african now. >> reporter: michelle obama wore the indigo dyed fabric to state dinners at the white house, and to hollywood parties. one dress can cost up to $2,000. these dyes are behind the art form. they crush the leaves and leave them to dry in the sun. the dye tech tile has to be cleaned several times before it's ready to wear. it can take more than 10 days. >> the technique is difficult
and can take a long time to compete. meaning they cannot produce enough to satisfy local demand, let alone international command that this might be. >> fashion week organizers say the use of the fabric by designers shows government action is needed to ensure the art form doesn't die out. and a call for investors to invest in designers. >> it's about culture, artisan, craftsmanship. something passed down from generation to generation. it's about job creation, wealth creation, communities, an impact. >> makeo says if the steps are taken they'll depend less the latest on the top stories ahead on al jazeera, that will do it for the newshour, thanks for watching.
russia opens an investigation after one of its passenger planes crashes in egypt. more than 200 people were on board. hello, this is al jazeera, live from doha. also coming up. palestinians bury the dead in hebron, israel hands back some of the bodies. >> russia warns of a proxy war after the u.s. announces it will send special forces to syria. and desperation and tragedy. bodies wash up on greek soil while