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in russia. 23 minutes into flight the plane disprrds off radar screens. the plane reported technical problems and asked to change route. it is believed to have crashed in the sinai peninsula. >> desperate citizens arrived. early reports of survivors were discounted. the egyptian government says there were no survivors. currently an operation center is set up at the airport. work is under way, we decided to work with relatives, syingologists are working. psychologists of st. petersburg the airbus a321 seen in
moscow 11 days ago was operated by the air jet. it was flying to st. petersburg from sharmel shake. the pilot had reportedly complained of technical problems and was trying to reach the nearest airport. as the news broke egypt's government scrambled to respond so a disaster. >> translation: we have not started an investigation. there were 217 on board. the prime minister will go to the crash site. russia's investigative committee has opened a criminal case. it will be a day of mourning in
russia. cultural radio stations and tv stations have been told to cancel entertainment programs. rory challands joins us from moscow. what are russian officials saying at this point. >> we know that vladimir putin and the egyptian president have been talking to each other on the phone, and abdul fatah al-sisi says that russian investigators will be given as much time and space to carry out the. >> what happened. you have the criminal investigation, that was mentioned in the report. that is into the airline itself, whether the airline acted.
flight regulations. there's also the regulations looking into the crash site and the forensic examination of the record. the russians dispatched the transport minister to cairo. he is going to look after the investigation from the capital, and we know that there may be doubt about whether the black boxes have been found. reports are are in question. they think maybe the boxes have not been found. when they are found they'd like the boxes brought back to russia so the investigation can happen here rory challands there from moscow. let's move gears. peter sharp joins us from st.
petersburg. describe the situation where you are. >> i'm at the airport. petersburg's airport. it's the slight that left. >> for the families and the relatives, those on board. who begin in ones and twos, awaiting for the flight to arrive, we are taking them all to a nearby hotel, whether receiving medical counselling, and submitting d.n.a. swaps to make the identification of the bodies that much quicker and easier. but in his time, it's been a day of torment. when they arrived the news that the aircraft went missing, followed up by news from a senior egyptian official in cairo, who said don't worry, the aircraft is safe. it's safe, and it was followed
half an hour later. it said the aircraft had gone down. >> an awful day. do they feel like they are getting the proper communication at this point? >> in terms of the missing. >> indeed, relatives here waiting to hear more news, details and explanations of what happened. >> they'll have to wait for that a little longer. they are looked after and cared for. folder told much the authorities know what happened. he may need to spend some type as the investigation deepens peter sharp at the airport israeli forces shot dead a
teenager, a 17-year-old accused of carrying out a stabbing attack. 70 palestinians and mine israelis have been killed in violence. five of those have been bur rid in hebron. the bodies handed over to the family on friday after intervention by mahmoud abbas and international groups. nadim baba is in hebron. >> this is the place five bodies were buried. it's the cemetery, housing the graves of people killed in the conflict. since the outbreak of the second intifada. all five teenagers buried on saturday were involved in tams attacks on israelis. >> there's at least one case, the 17-year-old, her family and eyewitnesss told eyewitnesss
that she was posing no threat, passing through two checkpoints and raising her hands to show she wasn't raising a weapon. it's something that's fuelling a lot of anger in the occupied west bank. there are many families waiting for the bodies of loved ones to be returned. israel is holding the bodies of two dozen palestinians killed this month in the violence. half of those come from hebron. it's clear that there's a lot of anger and resentment in the stay, and it's likely to steel further violence and clashes. politicians in turkey are holding their final campaign rallies before the election, the second in six months. the ruling party failed to win enough seats in june to win a
majority government. turks are polarized. we have this report from the capital ankara. >> election campaign posters are displayed on the streets of turkey so often they may as well be a permanent fixture. these may very well be the post crucial. at the forefront is this man, the country's interim prime minister. after taking over from recep tayyip erdogan as the ag party's leader, he failed to lead the akp to single party. opposition parties, including the pro-kurdish h.c.p. and nationalist m.h.p. refused to join a coalition government, resulting in a hung parliament and early elections called. the political instability became worse after a bomb attack by i.s.i.s. killed the activists.
it was the spark that unleashed the attack. with the government responding. striking targets. in less than a month before polling day. more than 100 were killed by twin bombings. that called for a resumption of talks between the government and the p.k.k. it seems the akp and the leadership learnt lessons. there's a clear attempt to reconnect with people on the ground. i am sure this time our people will work for the continuation of political study, and it could be achieved by the abbing party. and therefore i'm confident that we'll have a one party government. you talk about political stability, one of the things
that brought about instability. some accuse the ag party of doing this deliberately after it succeeded in the piece process. it's a political process, until 20th of july. when d.a.e.s.h. killed 32 students, same day p.k.k. killed one, and after two days. they killed two police men. this was end of the - not the process itself, but not to have conflict. wouldn't you have a peace process. >> we didn't have a solution process. the a.k. party. last june the mood was shock and
a promise to support us to win back the trust of the people and returning to single party government. >> this time around they are hoping to addressing a crowd. >> we are joined live from istanbul, it's a matter of hours before the voting starts. what's the mood there. >> well, people are a bit nervous and they are worried, because the election is crucial for the future of turkey, also for the future of the political landscape in this country. the high election commission has announced all preparation are are in place, and campaigning is over, and turkey has entered the elections, now, the numbers of the registered people in turkey are expected to vote. around 54 million.
polls indicate that 85% of them show up. turkey is known to be a high voter turn out in the world. >> on the streets are observe nous because they are not sure what will happen, will they secure a majority to form a government on its own. those questions are making it nervous. the polls show it's split. if a majority does not emerge after this, what are the options. >> i think all the political parties, despite the differences. no one factor historically. some analysts suggest that none of the coalition governments manage to have a viable and
working government. and, therefore, leading to the political instability and economic crisis, i think the political elite realized they need to be mature enough to put aside the differences to form a coalition government. here is the tricky part. who will be accepting, and who will be able to bring the other abroad. we know all the political parties have different ideological goals, beliefs and bringing them together. it's a tough matter here. that political parties need to come together and form a coalition government for a short period of time, one year, two years. to avoid the election. >> thank you so much. still to come on the show. mine par's first contested vote. the latest in the lead up to the election. we'll be in india to meet the
first generation, getting an education. in sport, a bad week in season gets worse for chelsea in the english champion's league. russia is warning of a proxy war, it follows an announcement of the u.s. it follows an announcement that it is sending special forces. the deployment was announced while foreign ministers were in vienna. they were trained and advised. 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 obvious perception. more needs to be done. >> i believe that neither the u.s. nor russia want to go back
to the proxy war. my client is a retired army general and says it will be a dangerous mission for the u.s. special forces. >> the thing i'm concerned about is the tail rubbishatio to keep south for the united states. syria is an austere place when it comes to supports soldiers, not a lot of resources. this is a dangerous mission. the united states would say the strategy has not changed. it's adding more resources on the ground. if we said we'd been success. and we were adding more to it. we have to be careful about how we are participating the battlefield. it's possible they could be bombing the commissions, that are fighting i.s.i.l.
they are in the same location. i am sure the special forces will insists upon that. >> more bodies washed up. people on the island found several corpses along the beach. the bodies covered with blankets taking away to be buried. 30 people drowned. these were some of the worst accidents in greece. >> reporter: they were loaded. this the the pleasure boat was lucky. many on board swam the final few meters to the rocky sure. in the agean, people are dying every die. on la vuelta a espana, they have averaged 7-8,000 a day.
authorities say it's partly due to pressure when you enter in this business, there's no smugglers, it's 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 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 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, 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. it was built for 1500. they spill over the fences into the surrounding olive groves. 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. 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 shamed, 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 austrian chancellor said it is neither fair nor possible for greece to tackle the crisis austrian chancellor said it is neither fair nor possible for greece to tackle the crisis alone, making the comments after meeting with the french president francis hollande, and there has been scenes of chaos and violence at austria's borders. controls like these are important. >> when we are talking to issues. the only response is that of a common european response to attack the route of the problem.
when we qualify. the best place to do it. the romanian government declared three days of warning. more than 150 others were injured. >> campaigning is in full twinge. the poll is the first direction. as myanmar urges for resume. >> this was supposed to be a bigger rally. all u.s. db. just a few hundred people turned up. many of the residents are ex
military. it handed over power in 2011. the military has been involved in building the nation. i'm a former colonel. >> the u.s. dp is a well financed political party, able to reach out to the rural population. it's accused of vote buying, by offering incentives. and the ruling military. the polls were widely criticized, it didn't face the party. they boycotted the election. the mld is fielding more than 1,000 candidates, matching the
u.s. dp in strength. it last took part in a general collection. we want to see genuine change. the military won't deliver that. people will vote for the opposition. no matter who wined, they guarantee 25% of seats and veto power. the generals will have a say in how myanmar moves forward. >> on sunday, florence louie will report live where aung san suy kyi and her party are expected to hold an election rally, that's sunday on a g.e. north korea is criticisele the exercises. more than 5,000 crew members.
they were involved off the east coast. south korea is hosting talks with the premier. >> harry faucet has more from deal. eve every week they gather. the last supporters of the comfort women, the last survivors, coercing and tricking tens of thousands of young women into sexual certitude. it's an issue between japan and tokyo was japanese prime minister shinzo abe prepares to peat south korea's prime minister. >> translation: for 25 years we have been calling for an appeal
-- apologise and compensate. 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 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. the idea is to act as a counterweight to a rising china. >> south korea's president chartered her own course, developing 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 -- displaying a young chinese victim alongside a south korean girl. a display that most have a lot in common. there are also economic matters to discuss. 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. still to come on al jazeera, powerplay in africa, analysis on a recent streak of leaders looking to extend the constitutional terms.
welcome back. relatives are in shock after a russian airliner crashed in egypt killing all 24. the metro airbus came down in sinai. the black boss has been found. the health crash investigators vet the cause. five palestinians were killed in hebron, their bodies handed over. the policy is to retain the bodies of those accused of attacking the israeli. >> they are deeply polarized.
back to the top story, the russian airliner which crashed in egypt. the air bus took off from the egyptian resort, bound for st. petersburg in russia. the military mild to the altitude of 9,500 meters when it disappeared from radar screens. this shows how the aircraft dropped 1500 meters in the minute before contact was lost. a senior lecturer at the aviation department says it's likely that the jet had a mechanical fault. >> it seems as if the flight draw identified instruments in the cockpit that the aircraft was under some distress. mechanically ha wasn't operating
as it should. >> one of the things that we want to do is get the aircraft to the nearest airfield. and that needed to be done with the assistance of air traffic controllers. it looks as if in this case, if the reports are true, the flight crew identified. the reforms we had don't tell us the nature of the mechanical issues. it's difficult to identify whether it was related to the structure of the care craft or the engines. it's been 20 years since the assassination of the israeli prime minister. commemoration will be held to remember the man accredited with the oslo accords. this was a momentous occasion, the signing of the osla accords,
and whether you believe the deal would lead to a palestinian state. it brought home and mutual recognition? that time the conflict is over. we decided that the conflict start. it's not over. >> this man owned a bookshop. his shelves fill with books all about the never ending conflict. he has lost all hope. >> we will stay in this situation a long time. i don't see that it close. my generation, at least of the if you look at the situation today. they would be angry. the prime minister's government spokesman at the time when rabine was assassinated. what happened was that peace lost its appeal to israelis. and i think it's because of lack
of leadership. not because of a request for israeli peace. israelis lost piece. the platform was about linking peace with security, the two had to go hand in hand. peace equalled security. today it's only about security. today we don't hear anything about peace, but what we hear is oh, my god they have a destroyer, is it going to kill us. >> back at the bookshop, he says that narrative is wrong. >> these are the majority. they accept and want to the live with israeli. >> they are giving the president nothing to make the people believe he wants to change anything. >> many start, destroying
houses. many things that if they did, they can give them the power, the tools that goes to the people. you see, by negotiation we can get something. they don't give them ag, opposite. hope erode the. palestinian yang israeli, israeli against palestinian. 20 years after the oslo accords. violence has become the norm here. >> humans rights watch expressed concern that the routes of the african leaders to step down is undermining democracy. they are deciding whether leaders can deliver change. there was an overwhelming yes vote to let the president run for a third term. opposition parties are challenging this.
burundi's president changed the constitution, winning a third term in july. in burundi's case there were protests against the change. more than 3 million went about if in a different way, signing to scrap possess conditions. michael is a political analyst based at the school of oriental and african countries. >> rwanda and congo - the political landscape is heavy skewed on the ruling incumbent. the opposition is to little and they are squeezed out. there's little opposition going on, and they are not in the position to actually challenge if the president wants to have his way. in rwanda, for example, the small democratic party was
actually kicked out by a decree from the locals. you cannot change what the president wants to do. almost all the m.p.s voted that they can go for a check. in the same way that in ongo, they voted that he can remain, the political landscape is heavily tilted on behalf of the ruling encum wand. it's difficult for -- incumbent. it's difficult to do anything about it. >> sierra leone may be declared ebola free in less than a month. almost 4,000 have died. for those that fived. it's not over. we have more from the capital free town.
>> reporter: this woman 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 have to eat. >> sierra leone has 4,000 survivors, and there has been some cases of survivors going partially or completely blind. with few opthalmologists 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 treatment will improve her eyesight. the hardest part is not having her mother around any more. the loss of a loved one, a challenge thousands of survivors have to deal with. journalists in mexico call for better protection and the
freedom of expression to berespected. 18 journalists have been killed in the past 15 years. and the human rights commission wants an investigation into the number of journalists killed. >> the u.s. justice department has started to release 6,000 prisoners, parts of a plan to recuse overcrowding. the majority of those released are drug offenders, most going to halfway houses and home detentions. detroit in michigan experience the racial tensions for decades. whites fled the suburbs after race riots. john hendren found a relic that is a symbol of defines. >> reporter: this is detroit's wall of shame, half a mile of solid segregation. when teresa moon moved 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-class housing 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 investment. 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
-- symbol in her backyard, a symbol of triumph and hope. >> it did not work. the wall is here, the people are here, those they tried to repress and keep out, 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 ahead - the dye job fashion designers hope doesn't go out. we are in nigeria, to find out why demand for the african threads are high. in sport. live at twickenham with kick-off in the rugby world cup minutes away. away.
welcome back, the government opened schools in rural areas to boost education. in many places getting funds is a challenge. we visit a young tribal school. >> reporter: like all schools across the country a prayer starts the day. but a closer look at the picturesque setting will tell you that this is not an ordinary school. the youngest tribal school opens three months ago and the future is in question.
the government has to do a lot more. the government says it's a technicality, but we can't pay bills and expenses. we are doing our best to carry out daily activity. >> it's been a tough task from the start. the building had been empty for more than 10 years. most of the furniture, equipment and school supplies had been donated. it's recently been connected to mains electricity and running water. >> we are able to put all the infrastructure deficiencies, and now we have to motivate people and students. >> reporter: about 50 children are enrolled but attendance variation daily. many children come from nomadic tribes. giving them education is not a priority for most of their parents. getting them fed is. these meals are an incentive to send them to school. here they get three meals a day.
a luxury for their families. many struggle to survive in the face of encroaching development. there are 6,000 tribal members in the area. for most, this is the first generation to get a formal education. >> i really like going to school. i want to study a lot. later i want to get a job. >> the local government says they plan more facilities, higher education, and the permanent school building. many are skeptical it will happen in time for the children to complete their education. now to catch up to speed with the sport. >> kicking off on the rugby world cup final. new zealand are taking on australia. with a sell out cloud of 85.
both nations have won two world cups, but the all black bidding is the first country to retain their title if we cross to lee wellings live to us. fittingly playing in the vinyl. some say the all back team could be the best side. apart from thrashing of france. is it fair to say they've got been at their brilliant best in. >> i think it's very fair to say this is - this is the best team in rugby history, main of the teams played. legends of the game. whether it's ritchie mccaw. whether it's new zealand, dan carter, who is magnificent. whose been in good form. they are going to be the top try
scorer. from 1 to 15. just the talented that is there is incredible. i thought the performance against france is the greatest. what a change south africa poses and justice shows they could win ugly, that was a great victory. the problem they have got is they'd rather play anyone other than australia. the potential is there. >> they have a good record. probably the only team in rugby that is intimidated by them. they beat new zealand to win the championship. how vital do you think that is. yes, i don't think that that was a boot for australia to win. the big weapon is they played
badly. in scripping through, it's like they had a second life. now, against new zealand. they don't have as much to loss. they can go out with pocock and hooper, and they can cause problems. the only thing that flips it in new zealand's failure, that's well and good australia being big in the matches, but this is a special team. they beat new zealand on the way to the tour. >> this is the eighth rugby world cup, with record sales and
revenue, the tournament will make a 230 million surplus, and there's no doubt that this is a different animal to the event in new zealand and australia. back then 16 teams took part in the event. the 2015 tournament had 20 teams, but there were 96 countries involved in a qualifying campaign. 26,000 fans went to watch in justice and australia. compare that to the 2.4 million. the audience was a not too shabby entire audience. they are trying to calculate the global figure. in england they had a host of 3.2 million. that figure will rise. if you wanted to buy a ticket for the world cup fine. it would have set you back
$90 million. the most expensive price over 1,000. >> chelsea's woes have escalated beaten by liverpool. phillippe catinya scored. chelsea with 11 points from 11 games. it heeps more pressure on jose mourinho after the knock out. jurgen klopp celebrates another win. >> manchester united are away to crystal palace. leaders manchester city host norwich, and arsenal are taking on swansea. no games in any of the games at half-time. the new york mets have a chance to draw level in the world series on saturday, beating the kansas city royals.
as elise holman reports. >> back at home after two difficult times on the road, and the new york nets wasted no time in showing they were up to the occasion. the captain has gone deep. david rice with a 2-run homer in the first innings. >> the royals hit straight back, two singles at the top of the second, butting them 3-2 ahead before curtis granderson lit it up again. a 2-run remmer and the fans from laughing. a burst sending them on the way to a 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 a home run, looking up in the stands and seeing people go nuts. it's one of those memories that will stick for me for the rest of my life. >> the mets now with a chance to square the best of seven series with game four in new york on saturday. maria sharapova suffering a shock knockout in the finals in singapore. the czech comfortably won the first set. she hit back, taking a 5-1 lead in the second, falling apart to go down 6-3, 7-6. there was a chance to add to her 2011 credit. >> she'll face agnieszka radwanska in the final, after dropping the first in a tie break. she fought back for a 3-set
victory. it's the first time the poll made the final after six previous attempts. i'm off to watch rugby. that's the sport. >> enjoy. it's fashion week in nigeria, designers are using the event to get consumers to use traditional textiles. we have more on the ancient dying techniques that can only 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 hundreds 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 an oscar winning actress to hollywood parties. one dress can cost up to $2,000. these dyes are behind the art form. they crush the leaves from the indigo plant into small balls and leave them to dry in the sun. the dye tech tile has to be cleaned several times before it's ready to wear. making one small piece can take more than 10 days. the technique is difficult and takes a long time to compete.
diet can't produce enough to sfae demand, let alone international demand that there 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 using it. >> 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 on imported cheaper fabric and show off home-made clothes instead. >> that brings us to the end of the show. there's another full bulletin of news coming up in a couple of minutes. there is aljazeera.com.
no survivors, relatives mourn 234 killed and crashed in egypt. >> hello you're watching al jazeera live from london. coming up, palestinians bury the dead after israel returns the bodies of five teenagers killed in the occupied west bank. final pitch. turkish politicians rally supporters on the eve of elections that many fear will not bridge an end to months of