thousands of afghans protest calling for greater security after the killings of members of an ethnic minority. you're watching al jazeera live. also coming up on the program. the syrian army says it has ended a two-year siege of an air base by rebel groups. head to head the u.s. republicans square off in their fourth debate. chinese website breaks records in a multi billion dollar sale.
hundreds of demonstrators have gathered outside of the palace in bagul going straight to jennifer glass who joins us live. what do you have for us? >> reporter: thousands of people paraded through afghanistan. they walked kilometers carrying the coffins of those seven people who were beheaded. they were abducted several months ago. they were found in the city. thousands of people now at the gates of the presidential palace. members of ethnic groups from around the country. they are standing side-by-side.
they are calling for justice. they blame the presidential palace. they say that the palace has sold out the people of afghanistan. they want security, they're calling for unity and they have been calling for the resignation of the president and his chief executive officer. this is the largest demonstration anyone can remember in history in recent history in afghanistan. people out reynold about the murder of these men women and child we see a lot of violence in afghanistan. how does this differ? >> reporter: i think the people feel like they're not secure at all. the fact that it was a minority group, it's not clear who exactly carried out the killings. some people believe it's members of i.s.i.l. or d.a.e.s.h. or the taliban. people say it doesn't matter who kill them. the brew brutalit makes them out
ranged. the government wasn't able to rescue these people. they were being held as hostages for several months before they were killed. this comes on the back of another hostage taking about six months ago of 31 hasarah shias on the main highway here. that has raised a lot of tensions as well with the government. people are very concerned about security. we've seen a very fierce fighting season by the taliban, of course the taliban taking the first city center since they fell from power in 2001 and this particular killing really has just struck a nerve in this nation very concerned about security and now they're standing at the gate of the palace calling for the resignation of the leadership here the government, have we heard anything from them? >> reporter: the president has had two meetings with, one with the security council and a special meeting. he was dispatching some of his
senior leadership to a province to talk to these people, i think trying to stave off this demonstration today. they are promising an investigation but the people are very unhappy with what has happened so far. they say the government should have acted earlier and do more to keep security in the country and so i think it's going to be a very, very difficult road ahead for the president to try and give these people something that will make them satisfied thanks very much indeed. on to syria where government forces have broken a long siege of a strategic air base in the north of the country. it is the first significant gain by government forces since russia launch its air strike campaign. the kweires area had been held by i.s.i.l. fighters for two years. this sounds very significant. >> reporter: undoubtedly, a
significant break through and gain for of the government simply because this is a strategically important facility in northern syria. there has been fighting for a number of days, but the syrian government and its allies on the ground were able to advance and break the siege. the facility was be sieged by i.s.i.l. for more than two years. now, why is this significant? first of all, the government and its allies can now use this as a forward operating base in the eastern countryside of aleppo. it puts the government really in a better position when it wants to launch offences against the opposition in other areas in aleppo, particularly in the city. so they can also send military reinforcements to relift these reinforcements. regaining a base in a northern countryside after really losing bases over the years, but they may have won a battle, but this was has many fronts. the government and its allies have mounted a number of
offences across northern syria. while this is a break through, the government has little success on the ground on other fronts as of now on the diplomatic front meanwhile there has been a russian document circulating in the u.n. tell us about that. >> reporter: the russian deputy foreign minister says this is not a document. these are just proposals. russia has a number of proposals on how it wants to solve the crisis in syria. we know russia is pushing for a political process. it wants the regional and international players to agree on a number of things so that the government and opposition is actually sit down. according to one of these proposals, there will be a constitutional reform process which will last for 18 months, and the syrian president bashar al-assad will not be involved in this process but he can run for elections after this 18 months period. so a lot of proposals are being floated around, but we do know that there are a lot of
disagreements. the parties need to agree on who the opposition will be, who will attend the talks and another sticking point really who the terrorist organisations are thanks very much. as the blood shed continues in syria, world powers are urged to build on powers to end the four year war. he has been briefing the u.n. security council. >> reporter: the back and forth between government and opposition forces continues just days before international players gather in vienna to talk about political solutions for syria's four-year war. at the u.n. battle lines are drawn too, but special envoys says this time the talks could be different. >> my message was one word. momentum. the momentum in vienna needs to not be missed. think a few months ago where we
were. we didn't ever dream to have russia and federation in the american sitting and heading the same table, and one side have volkswagen saudi arabia and the other one iran plus all the other countries. >> reporter: opposition forces in city of latakia are backed by the united states and saudi arabia. they say bashar al-assad must go for a political solution to be achieved. with the syrian military claiming advances on the battle field, its russian and iranian allies say the focus should be on defeating i.s.i.l. >> translation: the national syrian army in many locations has inflicted major losses on the terrorist groups and sponsors. the protectors at the airport, counter-attacks for more than three and a half years. the supply roots have been surrounded. controlling the airport is an important step.
>> reporter: resolving the issue of president pad's role in the government and which group should be included in the opposition won't be easy for world powers. russia has submitted a proposal calling for up to 18 months for constitutional reforms, followed by elections. but that proposal doesn't rule outa sad's participation. one thing all sides share is a desire to stablize the country. >> reporter: given the ongoing issue, can you see anything concrete coming out of this meeting this weekend? >> we want now meetings to also bring some deliverables to the syrian people, and one of them should be reduction of violence; in other words, some type of form of reduction of the conflict. i hope something in that direction can be achieved. >> reporter: with the quarter million people killed and 11 million displaced, no doubt the syrian people want that too
u.s. presidential hope fleas have traded blows over the economy on in the fourth republican debate in milwaukee. donald trump plans to move millions of undocumented immigrants and came under attack from rivals. allon fisher has more. >> reporter: protests to greet the can dates. in the haul, the economy. first question, would candidates support raising the minimum way wage to $15. in marco rubio, no question, no hesitation. no. >> if you raise the minimum wage you're going to make people more expensive than a machine. that means all the automation is going to be accelerated. here is the pest way to raise wages. make america the best place in the world to start or expand a business. tax reform and regularity form, bring our debt under control. fully use the energy resources reinvigorate manufacturing. >> reporter: when it come to
cutting debt, they had their own plan. john casic a demand to be realistic. >> we hear a lot of promises in this debate. a lot of promises about these tax cuts or tax schemes sometimes that i call them. hilary and the democrat accurates promise everything on the spending side. we have to be responsible about what we propose on the tax side. yes, lower taxes, lower spending. >> reporter: one of the hottest exchanges came discussing immigration. donald trump want to deport 11 million undocumented migrants. >> having this conversation sends a powerful signal. they're doing high fives in the clinton campaign right now when they hear this. we have to win the presidency and how you do that is with practical plans. lay them out there. we need no people to earn legal status, pay a fine, where they work, where they don't commit
crimes and learn english and over time they earn legal status. that's the proper path. >> reporter: this was the night donald trump wasn't the domestic natural nature voice when benefit carson was on financial and foreign policy. everyone attacked hillary clinton. this was a more substantive debate where strengths were highlighted and weaknesses exposed, but some will have personalities that will carry through this. this was a night that we have changed the face of the republican face more to come including eight south african policemen sentenced in the death of a young person. >> reporter: outside the first of many plant hot spot registration centres designed to speed up the registration process for refugees once they arrive in europe.
>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. welcome back. the top stories here. thousands of demonstrators have gathered in front of the presidential palace in the afghan tap cal. protesting against the be headings of seven members near the border of pakistan. government forces have broken a siege of an air pace in northern syria east of aleppo which had been under attack for nearly two years, first by rebels and then by i.s.i.l. the u.s. economy has dominated the fourth republican faith in
milwaukee. donald trump's for into his plans. ahead of russia's anti-doping laboratory at the center of a massive scan damn has resigned after being accused of a cover up. the international limb particular committee chief says moscow will deal with the situation. live from moscow. rory, just to round up where we are right now in this troubling story. >> this is the first russian heads to have rolled in this whole scandal. he was right at the heart of the w.a.d.a. report into doping in russia. he was the head of the moscow anti-doping laboratory which was severely criticised in the report. two things have now happened that were recommended by w.a.d.a. one is the resignation of this man. the second is that this laboratory has had its
accreditation stripped from it. it's now no longer functioning as a w.a.d.a. accredited laboratory. things are starting to move fast and they will get faster still. we have a fairly packed schedule going are forward. on thursday the russian athletics federation will have to have made its report back to the i.a.a.f., the international athletics association of federations, and then that organisation, the i.a.a.f., meets on friday where it might well consider kicking russia out of international athletics. going on next week then we have the deadline for the russian anti-doping agency to report back to w.a.d.a. that's on november 17. and on november 17 and 18 the w.a.d.a. executive president xi jinping meets in colorado springs in the united states russia is saying all the while that this isn't just a russian problem, it's peeve lent across the world and in all
sports. -- prevalent. >> yes. that has been one of the defenses that russia has put up. they've also said that this report is not based in real facts. the evidence is scant and it has defended itself on numerous grounds like that. but clearly russia is worried, clearly the kremlin is now worried about this. we know that later on today there is going to be a meeting chaired by putin, the pretty, and at that meeting are going to be all the heads of the different russian sporting federations and the sports minister himself, the spokesman for the kremlin was telling reporters that it's not guaranteed, but he suspects that anti-doping and this report might be discussed in that meeting. i think you can bet your bottom dollar that anti-doping will be discussed in that meeting. it has taken a while for the kremlin to realise this is a serious problem, but i think now it is taking it seriously thanks very much indeed.
the world's biggest online sales is underway in china. the commerce giant, massive 24 hour sale broke its own record with more than one billion dollars of goods sold within the first eight minutes. 11 november, known as singles day in china was launch for retail therapy for people who are single. it is the chinese equivalent of boxing day. analyst from beijing. we've been talking in recent months about the rather large economic slow down in china, but now we have this. >> certainly, yeah. i think the story today of record brocking sales is consistent with the story we've had so far this year, which is traditional drivers of china's economic growths are slowing, expert are slowing, but consumers are still spending money. that is what has been holding up
the economy this year these are not the purrs people to have a holiday, but it's an example of how to successfully produce an infrastructure that can deal with the kind of demand that this produced. it's astonishing, isn't it. >> i think looking at the sales today, we've already exceed the amount previously reached and we still have eight or nine hours yet to go. it has been quite remarkable. as i said, it does underpin the fact that chinese consumption is holding up very well and the mine drivers of that is incomes are still rising, . this is what is driving the consumption. singles day is a reflection of that is it setting up the store
for what other stores should be doing? >> i think every company in china needs to be taking online very seriously. it's a very important part of the retail market here. this company has had a henley impact on the market over the last couple of years as it goes forward. we see that with the main retail chain operators. some of the multinational operators have been struggling this year as a result of that. there has been a response in the market and a lot of these companies are beefing up their online operations. so we're getting towards a very competitive online marketplace thanks very much. meanwhile opposition leaders aung san suu kyi has won her seat. she was declared the winner with
more than 54,000 votes. the n.l.d. is on course for a land slide win. so far the n.l.d. has won 134 out of 149 parliamentary seats in myanmar's lower house. in south africa the sentencing of eight policemen is taking place for dragging a taxi driver to his death behind a police van. they were found guilty of killing the national in august, but there's another shocking case of police pursue at allity-- brutality. >> reporter: for most of the trial they hung their heads in shame. automatic eight were found guilty of murdering after he was stopped for a minor traffic violation. what followed shocked south africans. the video was seen around the world. officers handcuffed him to a vehicle and dragged him. the coroner said he was beaten and died. that was two years ago. despite public outrage and many
promises, the government and the police take similar killings seriously. another case has shocked south africans. police say this person fired at them. the security video shows him being shot and kept. the police officer shoots him again. his brother still can't believe he is dead. >> translation: it is becoming more common. this isn't the first time. when police shot dead many striking minors. we are scared of the police. when you're liang down and you're not a threat, they should just arrest you. >> reporter: the independent police. the latest report shows in the last financial year 42 # people were killed as a result of police action. a slight increase on the previous year. there were 145 cases of torture up 86%, but assault was down to 3711 cases. police expert says a lack of training, poor management and the overall high level of
violence in south africa are to blame. >> there is a hardening of attitudes, both within the police service, that sees everybody as against them, and then, of course, certain communities that have lost confidence in the police. >> reporter: he only has his brother's id book as a memory. four police officers have been charged over the killing, but he wants compensation to port his brother's children. he is hoping when the eight officers are sentenced, that it will bring justice to the taxi driver's family and hope to his that police will also be held responsible for his brother's death u.n. peace keeper has been killed in central aftern republic. soldiers were confronted at the north capital. it comes as the u.n. is trying to boost security ahead of the leches. the country is hoping to welcome pope francis at the end of the
month. nigeria's cabinet is to be sworn in. the president has been criticised for the delay in normaling his cabinet. the 72-year-old leader who took office in may will be the oil minister, stop oil producing nation is facing the worst economic crisis in year triggered by crude oil prices and theft. slovenia i can't will build a fence on the border with croatia in an attempt to stem the flow of migrants. the president said it would be used to direct refugee flow arne stopping it. he said border crossing would still remain open. nearly 170 thousand migrants have crowed into slovenia since october when hundredgary sealed its border. the greek immigration service has launched a fast-track registration process for refugees. the e.u. border agency says
540,000 refugees have landed on greek islands this year. it has put a huge strain on the immigration system. >> reporter: the weight has been long, but the journey is really only just begun. on l cismd sboz refugees tired of borders find more lines and more tents. >> there is no food, especially for kids. also as you know the weather is cold during the night. >> reporter: this man, his wife and three young children came from afghanistan. they have slept out here for two days. the one saving grace he tells me is that when they were finally registered, the process was surprisingly simple. >> just name, last name, father name, mother name and the date of birth and the gender. >> reporter: officials tell us that at this facility that's no
accident. >> yesterday 1300 people were screened here. so we are making an effort to put as many experts here, as many officers, with interpreters, so they can communicate with the migrants to speed up the process. >> reporter: with the u.n. expecting up to five thousand refugees arriving by boat from turkey every day for the next four months, greece is bursting at the seams. that's why hopes are so high this hot spot pilot program will help ease the burden that grows by the hour. that by questioning, screening and registering refugees all in one facility, the flow will become more manageable for all involved in this crisis. >> reporter: surrounded by no less than two razor wire fences, this is the hot spot registration center right behind me. while we repeatedly asked, we've yet to be given permission to film inside. although this structure looks imposing and many said they were scared going in, every refugee
we've spoken with them today, be from iraq, syria or afghanistan, has told us that their treatment inside has been very humane. greek policeman, who is in charge of this facility, tells me the success or failure will hinge on the number of people arriving. >> translation: when thee thousand or three thousand five hundred people arrive every day, we can. with the registration points we have, register everyone easily, but when the numbers are increased to four thousand or more, we have many problems. >> reporter: organisers here hope this pilot projects can be replicated in other parts of europe to help speed up this process. but even here the wait to get in only seems to grow longer as the refugees feel for at least a few more days caged in prosecutors in the united states have laid criminal charges on what has been labelled the big rest every
cyber hack of a financial institution. three men have been accused against the jp morgan chase. they made tens of millions of dollars on the stock market using stolen information apparently. >> reporter: by any measure, the dataa breaches of these firms were breath taking in scope and in size. the defendants allegedly stole personal information for over 100 million customers, including 83 million customers from one bank alone, the single largest theft of customer data from a u.s. financial institution ever. that bank was jp morgan chase. it has disclosed itself. >> reporter: the former chancellor of west germany helmut schmidt has died in his home aged the 6. he led west germany. it was under his leadership that the german economy experienced rapid expansion. he was an advocate to the free market and he played an active
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