tv Weekend News Al Jazeera October 31, 2015 2:00pm-3:01pm EDT
a final pitch. elections will not bring an end to months of conflict and a war in detroit has been turned into a symbol of unity new zealand win the rugby world cup, beating australia in the final. we'll be live from twickenham for all the reaction in sport. we begin in egypt where a russian airliner crashed killing everywhere on board. it carried 224 passengers and crews, including 17 children. there's no word on what caused the crash. countries are expressing condolences. russian president vladimir putin declared a day of mourning.
here is what we know - the plane took off saturday morning from the egyptian resort sharm el sheikh. the jet, belonging to metro jets, was on its way to st. petersburg. it vanished from radar 20 minutes after taking off. wreckage has been found south of a coastal city. peter sharp begins our coverage. desparate relatives arrived at the airport hoping for good news much reports of survivors were discounted. >> translation: they told us the landing will be at 11:40. my child called me, he was on holiday, my son, his wife and
daughter. their daughter is 10 months old. >> i'm waiting for the person i love. we spoke through the internet. i checked the radar. everything seemed to be find. 11:30 i came here, when i came i can't find the flight on the scene. >> reporter: the aircraft came down near a search and res kau base. it took a short period of time to firm confirm no one survived the crash. >> the airbus seen here in moscow 11 days ago, was operated by the russian airline metro jet. it was flying to st. petersburg from the red sea resort. >> 20 meters after takeoff it descended from radar. the pilots reported technical problems and were trying to reach the nearest airport. egypt's controls were struggling to contain the situation. >> translation: we have not started an investigation. oo specialised team will start soon. the airline was carrying 217 on board in addition to the crew of
17 people. the prime minister will go to the prime minister will go to the crash site. >> russia's investigative committee opened a criminal case to see if metro jet is to blame. sunday will be a day of mourning in russia, flags will fly at half mast and cultural institutions have been told to cancel entertainment programs. more from peter sharp who is in st. petersburg for us. can you begin by tell us us what is happening there now? >> well i'm at the airport. it's torment for the family of missing passengers. they gathered here hours ago. it disappeared from the radar, missing, unaccounted for. after that, a senior official... >> i'm doing to come in there,
we'll touch base with peter sharp, apologies for technical difficulties, he's at the airport where families of the passenger would have gathered, where the plane was supposed to land. >> bodies will be arriving back in russia, it's been a very, very difficult traumatic time for the relatives of the victims being told initially at the start, hours ago, that everything was fine. they are the reports, as peter said, half an hour, 30 minutes later, they were told the plane crashed. it was fatal and there were no survivors. i want to bring in david, an independent air crash investigator. let me go through some of the details of what we know. the plane loft contact with air traffic control, a little over 20 minutes after taking off.
we know the pilot reported technical difficulties and wanted to make an emergency hand landing. what question does that raise in your mind? >> it's open. we don't have transcripts to make official the conversation, and where did he want to go. it's cairo, that's the nearest major diversion where he'd probably be. there are hospital facilities and things like that. the pilot found a diversion airport. he was unable to control the airport on the way what about the way in which the plane crash suggests it might have split in two, and images suggest the plane was destroyed? >> i think at the moment we have to treat everything with an open mind. spliting in two if the plane
lands. we don't know that it split apart into mid air, that could be called by missile, dom or major failure. everything is looking open to what we can conclude at the moment. >> what might the investigation be focused on. there's a search and rescue operation. bodies have to be retrieved and they have to secure the site. what will they focus on? >> part of it will focus on the bodies themselves. they'll have the d.n.a. is there anything there. they'll scan the body to ket metal parts. assuming that that is negative, engineers will look at the wreckage to find out what went on, and why. >> from your experience we heard that the area where the plane came down suffered a great deal of unrest in the sinai peninsula
in egypt. russia didn't seem to paste crime in refuting that the plane was shot down. we heard mechanical failure, technical problems. were they too quick to jump to those conclusions. >> there's only a few countries that that have surface to air missiles. a lot have small ones, military can protect themselves against small vehicles, helicopters, there's few bys one. russians say they know where all the ones they sold are. they could discount that quickly that intelligence said there was no surface to air missiles. >> what might it be like for the people on board, what might they
have experienced when the plane took off and began a quick descent. >> normally when the pilot says he needs to make a diversion. everyone would beunaware of who was coming on. there could be internal fires. there could be all sorts of things. breathing, the oxygen masks. a hi descent. and the passengers would pass out. there's a range of emotions depending on the type of accident we have here. >> how important is it to secure that area, making sure it is secure. how important is it for crash site investigators to access the way - make sure none of the
parts of the plane go missing to make sure they find out the way they crash. >> first of all, you want to make sure you have all the parts of the aeroplane available to you. if you find part of the tail plane is missing, you need to establish if it fell off. and you want to stop parts being stopped. many years ago that used to happen. there are biohazards that you have on site from people, and aircraft of made of hazardous material. you want to keep others away from the side. >> thank you for sharing your analysis on this. al jazeera's alcoholed has been following the plane crash investigations and reaction we have seen so far from moscow.
>> vladimir putin, and the egyptian president abdul fatah al-sisi have had a conversation on the phone. the egyptian president said your investiga investigative teams can have as much time and space. we know the nettive teams are on the way -- investigative teams are on the way. the transport agency and others are on a plane at the moment from russia to egypt to take part in the investigations on the ground. it's worth saying here that there is some uncertainty as to the crash. the initial feeling is some sort of fault. others don't want to take the wrisk. two major airlines decided not to fly over the sinai peninsula
until it is more clear what brought the russian plane down. there's an investigation going on by the russians. there's a criminal investigation, two, in fact, that have been launched by the russian investigative committee in russia itself, into the airline to work ut flaws. the ukrainians pay respects to the russians killed in saturday's crash. a number of people played flowers outside kiev. according to the state company that runs the egyptian airports, there were three ukranian passengers on the plane. >> more to come on the al jazeera newshour. we go to myanmar, where
campaigning is in full strength. israel marks the 20th anniversary of the assassination of their prime minister who pushed for peace with palestine in sport, it gets worse for chelsea in the english premier league now, five palestinian teenager killed by israeli forces have been killed in hebron. israel handed over the bodies. the dead were between the ages of 15 and add. nadim baba reports.
>> reporter: a crowd of thousands for the funerals of the the five. the five were laid to rest after israel handed over their bodies. weeks after that died. israel is holding the bodies of two dozen palestinians, after it was said they attacked israeli force the u.s.s. >> reporter: there are many families across the west bank, waiting for bodies to be returned. it is a source of anger. it erupted after the funerals, with palestinians throwing rocks at israeli forceses, using live bullets and tear gas. >> some say it's part of a movement, nothing to do with political parties. it's not clear if or when the
others return for burial, if at all. >> it's been almost 20 years since the assassination of israeli prime minister. a commemoration has been held in tel aviv to remember the man responsible for the oslo accords and the promise ofs peace. peace is just a happy. >> reporter: this was a momentous occasion the 1993 signing of the oslo accord. it brought home and a newt all recognition that was unprecedented. at that time we believed the conflict was over. we delivered that the conflict start at that time, it's not over. >> that man owned a bookshop for
30 years, the shelves fill with backs. he said he has lost all open. >> we say in this situation a long time. if you look to the situation today, would be angry. >> the israeli government spokesman at the time when rabine was assassinated. peace lost its appeal to israelies. i think it's because of lack of leadership. not because request of israelis for peace. >> rabine's platform was about links piece with security i, the two had to go hand in hand. today the political message has changed. it seems to only be about
security. >> today we hear oh, my god, they are going to destroy us, kill us. >> that narrative is wrong. >> i said the majority sent israeli and want to live in piece. >> reporter: he says this israeli government is giving prime minister mahmoud abbas nothing, to make the people believe he has the power to change anything. there's many things. if they did give them the power, the tools. you see, by negotiation, they can get something. hope has eroded. this last month has seen some of the worse 101 violence. palestinian against israeli. 20 years after the accords
promising to bring peace. violence has come now to stephanie dekker, who is in tel aviv. can you tell us about what this mem ration means for -- commemoration means for people there? >> there's a collective of youth group, civil societies, and others to remember the assassination, in this square, 120 years ago november the 4th. we'll be hearing the israeli president. he'll speak, we'll be hearing a message recorded from the u.s. president, president obama, played by video link and hear from the former u.s. president. it was crucial at the time, between israel and the palestine
liberation chairman. there was a lot of hope at that time, and after the assassination, it will be interesting to see what bill clinton will be saying. his words, following the assassination, he quoted rabine and said let us not let this land flowing with milk and honey flow will blood and tears. and the united states and the world need to allow that not to happen. we had a violent month. it's an individual palestinian. we have come a long way from those days when there was some hope, some never believed it. a lot of lack of trust. difficult to see how it could be got back. >> yes, the attack is associated
with the oslo accords. bringing with it the promise of peace. what is the mood like there at this time. the heightened tensions between the palestinians and the israelis? >> sith people her will tell you they want to live in piece. i achged one will you refer back to the oslo accounts. he said this is not that kind of political message. whether you agreed or didn't. everyone is welcome, it's against insight. ment i have been speaking to over the last few weeks, they have lost hope, and it's a broken society. you see the youth on the streets. when you speak to people.
they'll view that. there was hope, recognition. now it's gone. because the facts on the ground. when there has been notions. facts on the graunt change via settlement, expansion. facts on the ground they'll sell you, it's not ream. it's worth mentioning that the current prime minister binyamin netanyahu is under criticism. he at the time, and the months running up was insight. of this deal. you heard in my package, the spokesperson of the govern said it is a difficult pill too swallow. >> thank you stephanie dekker, with all the latest from that
rally. the anniversary of former israeli prime minister who was assassinated. >> the observatory for human rights said many have been killed. 28 children are said to die in the strikes. u.k. monitoring groups says the death come covers attacks on aleppo city, and towns and villages. >> the u.s. denied accusationing that it's intervening in syria. they are sending special forces to a country, with the aim of defeating i.s.i.l., which he refers to as gaesh. palmer made a straight forward peaceful decision entirely keeping with his originally stated policy, that we must
defeat and destroy d.a.e.s.h. it's not a decision to enter into syria's civil war. it's not an action or choice, it's focused exclusively on d.a.e.s.h., and augmenting our ability to rapidly attack d.a.e.s.h. and do a better job of eliminating dash and its influence in that reason bahrain's foreign minister accused iran of supporting protests, saying tehran is smuggling weapons in. iran rejected the accusations. >> reporter: turkey's political party has been holding a rally ahead of the election.
>> it's almost five months since electoral victory was claimed. it has been unable to form a government of the polling suggest it's unlikely to reclaim a major city. >> reporter: election campaign posters are displayed on the streets of turkey so often they may as well be a permanent fixture. the turks on sunday vote. these are the most crucial. at the forefront is this man, the interim prime minister. after taking over from recep tayyip erdogan as the a.k. party leader, he failed to lead the akp to a single party for the first time it came to power over a decade ago.
opposition parties, the leftist c.h.p. and m.h.p. refuse to join a coalition government, resulting in a hung parliament and early elections called. political instability became worse after attacks. a spark unleashing kurdish attacks inside turkey, with the government responding. they struck targets belonging to separatists, the p.k.k. less than a month before polling day, hundreds were kill. >> the rally was to call for a resumption of talks. seems the akp and its leadership learnt lessons, that's an attempt to reconnect with people on the ground. >> i am sure this time our people will vote for the continuation of political majority.
it only can be achieved by ak. >> you talk about political stanility. but one of the things, reassumption and fighting, some accuse the a.k. party of doing this deliberately. sabotaging it to get people to vote for you. >> the defendants, until 20 july, when d.a.e.s.h. killed many, same day p.k.k. killing one soldiers, after two days, a police kaun. that was the end of - not the process itself, buts end of the - not to o have conflict. >> reporter: would you try to have sa peace process. >> we doesn't leave the solution
process. >> reporter: sunday evening a.k. party addresses supporters from a balcony. last june there was a bit of shock. they'll try to win back the trust of the people. this time around he'll be hoping to address a happier crowd. al jazeera's correspondent sent this update from istanbul. >> the election commission says all preparations are over. this is the second title the turks go to the poll in five months. polls suggest not a single party has enough votes to form a government. it meals that the ruling justice and develops party would not be able to form a government.
they'll have to reach out to coalitions. turkey had bad experiences with a previous coalition. the other main area here is security, the general prosecutor based in ankara aaccusered the islamic state of iraq and levant of carrying out an attack that took place at a rally on october 10th, saying the group was trying to derail the elections on sunday. >> more to come for you. we'll look at life after ebola. we meet a survivor in sierra leone finding the battle for her health is not over and the indian tribal schools facing closure because of a lack of funding. >> after losing the openings games of the new york world series, the new york met found
welcome bang. let's take you through the top stories. a russian page er plane crashed in egypt killing 224 passengers and crew on board. there has been clashes on the streets of hebron after teenagers were killed by israeli forces. and turkey'ses business rally ahead of the election. romania's government declared three days of mourning after a fire at the night killed 27 people. the blaze in "the grand budapest hotel" -- in budapest caused a blaze. victims were visited in hospital across it city
austria's chancellor said it's impossible and unfair for greece to tackle the refugee crisis, they are planning a barrier after thousands tried to climb thens ifs. austria and germany share part of the border. >> sierra leone may be ebola free, it was one of the worst hit by the virus killing 4,000. for that those survive, the battle is not over.
cammara takes treatment. she wore its about her children. there are report of some going blinded. it's a cause for concern. of the doctor treated about 1,000 ebola survivors, and said there are indications that the virus can linger. research is needed. >> my plea to older people is to help us. on the complications that are arising. m.s.f. is operating a clinic for survivors, offering
consultations, medical treatment and psychosocial counselling and stay the stigma can be fluid. some have been attack bid their family. sox lost a sauce of livelihood. some have problems that need proper attention, otherwise it will just compound the problem. >> kamara hopes treatment will improve her eye sight. the hardest part is not having her mother around. the loss of a loved one, one of the challenges she has to deal with campaigning is in full string for the upcoming general election in myanmar, it's the first free and fair vote. the country emerges from
military rule. lawrence mooney has more now. >> this was supposed to be a big rally. just a few hundred turned up. many candidates are ex military. and the party loyal to the unit you junta, which handed over power. >> i'm a former colonel. looking for a better future for the company. >> it is a well financed party, it's been accused of vote buying, by offering incentives such as free medical check-ups and soft loans.
the ruling military-bammed party won the last general election in 2010. they were widely criticized by the community and didn't have to face the national league fo democracy. >> the mld is tipped to wane. it's fielding more than 1,000 candidates matching in strength, and they last took part in a general election 25 years ago and won. but was not allowed to take power. >> people want to see genuine change. people will vote for the opposition. >> no matter who wins, the military will be a painful force. the constitution guarantees 25% of seats. the generals will have a say on how bernadette meehan moves
guard. >> on sunday florence louie reports where aung san suy kyi and the democracy party will be holding an election party north korea criticized joint military exercises between south korea and the united states for inciting confrontation. more than 5,000 took part in the drills this week. the nuke year powered care craft carrier ronald reagan was involved. >> south korea is hosting members from japan and thailand, the first meeting in three years. questions remain over build they'll resolve disputes over territorial claims and war time history. fabien cousteau reports from
seoul. >> 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 was japanese prime minister shinzo abe prepares to peat south korea's prime minister for the first face to face talks. >> translation: for 25 years we have been calling for an apology from japan. if shinzo abe has a solution, he can come to south korea, otherwise he can not. >> when the president made a statement marking 70 years since defeat. , he upset seoul and beijing by upholding previous apologies, but without reiterating them from a personal standpoint. so for all the symbolism of the. japan-south korean summit. what chance of issues. >> 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 together. the idea is to act as a the idea is to act as a c counterweight to a rising china. south korea's president park geun-hye 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 -- for the first time displaying a young chinese victim alongside a south korean girl. a display that most have a lot in common. on the key historical issues, than either has with japan. this won't all be about history, 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 improvement in relations that washington wants is another matter entirely. at least 17 construction workers have been killed after there was a 2-storey residetial buiding collapsed. gaining challenge for indian rural schools have been a challenge. we go an a new 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 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
varies 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. send them to school. c 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.
a mexican ombudsman is calling for a mass investigation into the number of murdered journalists. it was said they rank 7th on a list of countries. of the group says 32 journalists have been killed there since the early 90s. >> the threats and harassment are regular features. particularly in local journalism that covers corruption, organized crime. trafficking and security, other issues include blocking freedom of expression. detroit in the u.s. state of michigan experienced racial tension. many white residents fled to the sub e. john hendren found a nomadic, a
symbol of defines. >> the purpose of the wham was to operate the white community from the back. how i feel is how dare you. as the community expanded a developer wanted to build a community for wipes. the loan was backed, but insisted on the wall. while those oppressed by the berlin wall turned it down. detroit's wall has been allowed to stand. it serves to victims of racism, of how things used to be and may
have gotten better. >> it's designed to send a message on the black side of the wham. that sh keep out since 1961 zoria johnson lived with the symbol in her background, of triumph and hoch. >> it did not work. the war did not hurt. the people they tried to repress, they are all over the city. it shows you karnt build walls around people. >> a remarkable feature stands, tucked away behind a park, partly painted. the rest a rembrandt. >> more to come, including a dye trend lighting up the fashion shows, that and the sports news
hit. >> 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: she has been receiving positive publicity. 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 these dyes are behind the art c
form. they crush the leaves from the indigo plant into small balls and leave them to dry in the sun. they are balled in a natural solution, and the dye is tasted to see if it's ready. it needs 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. they can't produce enough to satisfy 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. time for your sport with jo. >> thank you so much. new zealand have become the first team to successfully defend the rugby world cup. new zealand dominated territory early on. with the first try and the all backs with a 16-3 lead at half time. >> australia stormed back when ben smith receive a yellow card. the wallabies scoring 14. dan carter kicked a crucial goal and an attempt to seal the win. bowden barrett scored across the
line, new zealand lifting the trophy for a record third time. we'll go to lee wellings live at twickenham. the moment was with new zealand. is this the best team in rugby history? >> it's harsh to call whelm anything other than the greatest team. a lot of players in this team and squad were in the team that won it four years ago. carter didn't get to play. what a player he's been. there are special players all around by ritchie mccaw, described as the best player. through to new talent. what a team. i have to ayou have to give so much credit to australia for how hard they pushed it. it was 21-17.
australia could find a way to win. the special all gacks team another push. because this the best world cup ever. >> yes, it can be culled the best world cup. it's the matches standing out. japan beating south africa, dame 2. the carter final. and the way that teams like al jazeera played. south africa were so good in the semifinal. the reason they lost, it's a special new zealand team recording the best of all time. >> we look forward to that report and wrap up. for now, thank you for joining us. >> chelsea's woes escalate.
beaten 3-1 at stamm norred bridge. chelsea has 11 points from 11 games and are 15th in the table. jurgen klopp celebrates a first win, jose mourinho was his usual self in the post-match press conference. >> next press conference we'll see the game in a better way, or i give you sox 5% of personality so you can say what you see and are not afraid of it. please, i'm here three weeks. everyone should win. only one can win. the others - to win, one people
team will win the league. >> manchester united were held to a goalless draw by crystal palace. manchester city edged out in front after a 2-1 win over storage. >> in a few hours from now the mets will try to even up the world series. the mets bringing themselves into it with a win on friday. >> welcome to queens. >> back at home after two difficult losses on the roads and the new york mets wasted no time showing they were up to the occasion. >> it's a wall. the captain went to the wall. >> david right with a two-one hemmer in the first. the royals hit back, butting them 3-2 again.
>> back on top. >> a 2-run homer, and the mets fans were laughing. from there they were in crews control. >> to the right side, to the plate. scores and safe. a four-run burst sending new york on their way to a win. the nets on the board as they bid for their first world series since 1986. >> this is what you dream about as a kid, hitting a home run, it's a memory that will stake for me for the roast of the my life. >> chance to score the best of seven rz series, game 4 in new york on saturday. >> tennis, maria sharapova
suffered a knock out in the semifinals. she was beaten by petra. maria sharapova hit back, taking a 5-1 lead but when down 6-3, 7-66. and the final on sunday. after dragging the first set. fought back for a victory. the first time they made the pal. that is all the sport now. >> thank you very much. that's it for me for this newshour, lauren tailor are taylor takes over, more of the day's news including the top story, the russian airliners
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sz ♪ egyptian prime minister visits the scene of an air draft their claimed the lives of 224 passengers and crew on a russian jet. as the news, inc., in for victims' relatives, a national day of mourning. i am launch taylor. coming up: more rocks and tear gas exchanged in the west bank as the latest victims of violence are buried. final pitch: turkish politicians rally their supporters on the eve of elections many female feel won't