[ music ] >> why miami's little havana has been put on the list of endangered historic places. we'll have all the sports. suspended fifa president sepp blatter is in hospital after suffering a small break down. >> hello, russia's president has broken his silence in allegations of russia's athletes doping. putin said that someone needed to take personal responsibility. the world's anti-doping agency
has recommended banning russia from athletic events including the olympic games. rory, the russian president speaking afterwards that it was a crisis meeting of russia's sporting federation. >> the report has been criticized by russian politicians, but not putin. putin focused on what the active response to this should be. now, putin is a man who considers himself an athlete. he plays ice hockey, skis, and he practiced martial arts. he was immensely proud that russia hosted a successful winter olympics in 2014, so he probably is taking this doping
scandal very seriously, and he obviously wants to avoid russian athletes being banned from rio rio's 2016 olympics. but he calls for an open and transparent internal investigation into this doping scandal to be undertaken in cooperation with international bodies. but russia does not have a particularly good reputation for openness and transparency. transparency ranks corruption in russia at 116 out. 175 countries. if the international sporting bodies are intent on finding a solution to this doping crisis, and not just going to go for some political, they'll have to hold on to putin's words. >> yes, putin is going to be
under huge pressure. the last he wants is any of russia's sporting staff to be banned from international competition. that means he's going to surely have to cooperate with the international world governing bodies of various sports. not just athletics, one would assume. >> yes, and also, the framework is already there for this. there is a very busy schedule over the next week of meetings and reports, etc. basically triggered by the doping report. tomorrow, thursday, russia's athletic federation will provide its response to the international association of athletics federation, the iaaf. the iaaf meets on friday to decide probably the fate of russian athletes and whether they will be allowed to compete in athletic competitions.
then there are more things going into next week. you have a report that the russian anti-doping agency has to provide for the world anti-doping agency on november 17th. that is in time for the meeting, the committee of the doping agency, which is going to be taking place in prom springs. it's a busy schedule, and obviously the framework for trying to sort this problem out is already in place. >> rory live in moscow with that update. thank you. coming up later in this news hour, germany announces plans to test other diesel cards after volkswagen's emission cheating scandal. eight south africa police officers are jailed after murdering a taxi driver. in sport, the stars of the west indies against sri lanka.
>> the e.u. mass set up a $1.9 billion fund to help african nations to deal with some of the causes of migration namely, of course, poverty and conflict. and if europe tries to stop people from making the tri journey from south africa as more people die at sea while trying to leave the turkish coast. let's go to malta. laurence lee live in the capital
for us. lawrence what is europe trying to get out of this meeting there? >> well, i think, felicity. what they're trying to do with this historic summit is to try to turn a crisis into an opportunity. a crisis is partly humanitarian, so many people dying in the sea. but for europe it's a crisis for itself. the european union says it can't manage the numbers and there are so many divisions in the bloc how to manage the refugees that it is threatening to tear european union apart. they're providing, as a starting point, $2 billion worth of development to give a kick start to some african economies. after that they're saying to african leaders, look, you need to help us stop people from coming through by better policing your own borders .
>> so the boor dozens of african leaders arrived with agenda which did not appear to match. the european are trying to paint the migration crisis as an opportunity to make africa a bit richer and a bit better run with a trust fund of more than $2 billion to spread around. >> but it's not only about money. i want to make this very clear. this is about building opportunities for people, protecting people's lives fighting against criminal networks that exploit people in
desperation, and doing this together. i think together is the key word of this summit. >> some african states want people in europe to send money back, better ways to manage migration. >> europe and africa are linked by geography an history. we must look at the migration question in a lucid way. >> this summit after the tragedy in april when 800 died at sea. underneath the promises of more money lies a different agenda better to keep people in africa rather than to risk it all at sea. that is a humanitarian message or a way of defending fortress europe. many e.u. submits end up with the can being kicked down the road. but europe piano leaders can't afford to let that happen this time such as the sense of urgency reducing migration
flows, making africa morible. >> the plans are far less sketched out. human rights groups say it could mean european countries dividing money to countries like eritrea or sudan with terrible human reports to keep people in. >> what is happening in the margin. some of these bilateral agreements with no procedural or human rights safeguards. some of the countries with whom they're negotiating have very dire human rights records. so the fact that those negotiations are taking place completely in silence and behind closed doors is a matter of deep concern. >> of course, since the summit was even called the other my gas
station route threw greece and the balkans became the dominant won. even slovenia has begun rolling out the bashed wire. europe mostly sees people on both roots as increasingly unwelcomed. >> so europe making plenty of suggestions at that similar mitt in malta, but some are not entirely un' with those ideas that are being put forward? >> no, indeed. there is a great deal of si cincinnatof cynicism. they have stated was a sweetener, even europe does not think it's very much money.
some of the remarks tonight, speaking of sol anyism and these wounds that run deep. what a lot of these african countries think is that this is not an european attempt to help their countries at all, but a fairly cynical way of trying to keep people out and what they zoo is europe having done a lot of damage to africa historically, now saying that african countries, sorry about this, but you have to help clean up the mess. that's not going to work. if you say to these european leaders what are you going to do with these $2 billion. well, we give $20 billion every year in aid. well, that's not stopping people from coming. they're still coming, and there really isn't up of an answer to that. on some bits and pieces helping africans in europe transfer people back to africa more successfully.
seasonal work in europe, they'll have to seize on these things. but to help to restructure it, and they have no open where they live. i think europe really hasn't got any proper answers to convince the african nations here at the moment. >> lawrence, thank you. >> more than half million people have now made that treacherous sea voyage from turkey to the greek island. hundreds have died during the crossing, but the survivors are listening in hope of a better future. there are those who see themselves as economic migrants. we have this report from lesbos island. >> these days it seems like they have both all the time in the world and no time to spare. with souls as tattered as their clothes are frayed they wait on
seemingly unending democracy to decide. are they considered migrants or refugees? in the camp where the wait stretches out for days these for moroccan men tell us those destinations have become practically meaningless. >> i have brothers and sisters. i'm the oldest in the family. i came here because i'm trying to serve them. i left so i can get them out and make their lives better. >> afraid their relatives back in morocco will face reprisals if they're identified, the men all in their 20s, all educated, ask to be remain anonymous. >> i have a diplomat as a technician, but i wasn't making enough money to take care of my wife and child. it was impossible to live on the wages i made. >> none of them wanted to leave their homeland but they say they had no choice. >> we looked all over morocco
for opportunities but wouldn't find them. you have to know a person who knows a person, who knows a person, who knows a person. otherwise you stay poor. >> they wished to make it to italy. i asked if this is where these men want to end up. practically in unison they respond they just want to get to a country, any country that will give them a chance. >> i'm the oldest in my family's hold house. i'm only trying to make money to send back to them. in morocco there is no life. no money, no future. >> they're fully aware their circumstances may not be considered enough of a hardship. that further on down this road they may not be granted political asylum. but like so many other women, men and children here they'll push on as soon as they get the clearance to go. >> while the men we spoke with here may not be fleeing death, destruction and warfare, they
say their journey is a desperate one, and they have as much a right to pursue a future for themselves, their families as maybe else here does. al jazeera, l esbos, greece. >> we've been hearing there are more barriers going up in europe, we have this update from the slovenia-croatia border. >> this is displayed along the river where refugees crossed the ice cold water last month to get to slovenia. slovenia wants to close off the green backwards will accept refugees through the legal border crossings. this fence is temporary. officials say it will be removed after six months. in the coming days there will be more fences like this along the sloveniaen-croatian border.
so far slovenia has accepted and transferred to austria and germany more than 181,000 refugees. >> well, i want to bring you developing news coming out of egypt where there have been reports of a loud explosion near the border with gaza. that was then followed by gunfire. local media are quoting witness who is say that the explosion was so powerful it rocked the town. no word yet on the cause of that explosion. we'll bring you up-to-date with that as soon as we get more information. myanmar's military leaders have congratulated aung san suu kyi, conceding that her party won the election. they made the announcement on the military government facebook page.
>> they continue their march towards parliament and towards a very big win in this election. one of the latest results to be announced by the union election commission. not surprisingly the party leader aung san suu kyi who won her seat south of the largest city. she was an incumbent mp in that seat. she won that seat in the election three years ago. so very much th on track to win two-thirds of the seats in the upper and lower houses of parliament. that's what it needs to do to be able to form the next government on its own. remembering that the military is guaranteed a quarter of all seats in parliament. so far those results slowly filter out. there seems to be an overwhelming statement from the people of myanmar. >> nine months after he takes office, nigerian president names
his cabinet. he has been criticized for the delay but said he wanted to ensure all candidates from properly vetted. as partly of the promise to tackle corruption and mismanagement. and with me now in studio is anthony goldman, nigerian analyst. thank you for coming in to the studio. how wise was it to take so long to appoint this cap innocent. there are accusations of the delays effecting the economy. foreign ministers have been rattled there is no cabinet in place. >> yes, he's been criticized for taking a long time. if you look at him more closely and what has been happening the last few months and putting together the architecture, changes in which the ministries
are organized. what you have to balance different interests in the ruling party with what the president might want in terms of loyalty and integrity. you have the team that can focus slowly on the jobs that are minister if you like. >> it sounds like you believe fully he's doing exactly what he said before the election, and he's desperate to route out corruption in the heart of government? >> nigeria is in a mess. not just the systemic issues of corruption, but this is a country that depends very heavily, 90% of its earnings are
brought in by oil . >> there simply isn't the resources to do anything but the right thing to do. you can't be spending money for the sake of it. if you want to fix the building, you have to address the foundations and the structure rather than just throw money on repairs. >> what are the key issues going forward on this cabinet. you mentioned this oil. buhari has put himself as the man in charge of oil. >> yes, he's an investment banker, his background is in
private sector banking. to be finance minister he has two military people, defense minister and internal affairs that they can focus on the security situations. maybe tensions in the delta. the they'll take those broad brush ideas, you mentioned some of them. he's talking about millions of new jobs, and trying to revive sectors like agriculture solid minerals. this is the challenge for new ministers is to take those ideas and turn them into policies and facilitate their implementation. that's going to be a huge job. they also need support of the national assembly, the state governors and elites which you get the feeling is more comfortable with the rhetoric of reform than delivering on the substance. >> it will be fascinating to see how it all plays out.
>> more allegations of abuse have been made against u.n. peace keepers. three internally displaced girls say they have had sex with peace keepers, two have become pregnant. the u.n. has promised a thorough investigation. >> burundi's foreign minister say that they are showing many of the signs of genocide that rwanda did when genocide occurred there. tens of thousands of opposition supporters have fled. u.n. observers warning that things could get worse. they appeared to violate the constitution by running for a third term.
>> the u.n. world food program said that millions could face hunger if the drought continues. the climate change has led to the region's hottest summer ever. millions are in desperate need of food. four out of nine provinces are already marked as drought hot spots where water is being rationed. eight police officers have been imprisoned for 15 years for the murder of a man. he was handcuffed to the back of a police car and then dragged to a police station. the judge described it as barbaric. we have reports from pretoria. >> they were meant to protect, but instead they became killers. it wasn't long before the judge told them their fate.
>> this mobile phone footage was important evidence showed that he was handcuffed to a car and dragged to the police station. >> they are distraught with his loss because part of it being the breadwinner of the family, he was also a family member. he was a son, he was a husband. he was a father. he was a brother. and they've lost him. unfortunately we can't bring him back. >> this is one of numerous cases of police brutality that have shocked south africans and the world. it seems that there are some police officers who had a disregard for the lives of people they're supposed to serve. just two weeks ago police were caught killing another man. the circumstances are very different. police say that the man fired at
them. the video shows how they were shot and then kicked while writhing on the foot path the officer takes aim and shoots again. in their defense they say south africa is a dangerous place to work in law enforcement. there is a high level of crime. but they're sending a strong message. >> i don't think there is a problem with the police. i think there is a problem with society in south africa. we are very violent society, and i think we need to tone down in our society. >> many say there is a big problem with the police. wider social issues must play a part but at some point those who have been convicted only have themselves to blame. al jazeera, pretoria. >> still to come on this news hour, why the e.u.'s new labeling law causes a sticky
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>> aung san suu kyi has won myanmar's sunday's election and they say they will accept the results. thanks for being with us on the news hour. what is being said today by the myanmar president? >> well, he does agree that there is a meeting on saturday. but at the same time, the question is when because they have not set a day even though he has agreed to meet with them. that's something that we have to wait and see when that happens. if that happens, then they'll be talking about negotiate and come to some point of decision. >> how difficult are those negotiations going to be, and will they take a long, long time, do you think?
>> i think it will take a long time. the very important issue when it comes to decision making with regard to security, defense issues or ethnic issues, border issues, religion issues, human rights, she doesn't have authority over that. the military has the authority. so for her to maneuver through the system she'll have to talk and negotiate. the government and the military, how much they want to share the power, and how much they want to give up. that leaves us with a big question. >> there are still many questions to answer, and there are many months of negotiations to plow through. but when you look at what is happening in myanmar today
compared to where the country was today years ago, how positive are you for the future of the country? >> i have seen change, that's a good thing. but at the same time we're waiting and seeing what is going to go on. if the military will honor the results they kept saying they would honor the results. but at the same time to form a government, and then to nominate the president, and then to pick the leadership in the decision-making role, this is a bigger problem. one has to remember that president doesn't have the sho authority to choose th many of
the ministers. with that i'm very worrisome at the same time while i get to see the pretty positive results specifically for the election result right now. >> really good to get your views on the future of myanmar. thanks so much. afghan president ashraf ghani has promised to find out who is responsible for the killing of seven members of a minority community. jennifer glasse reports from call bull. >> they have been held hostage for months and are suspected to
have been killed isil or the taliban. they blame the government for not providing security. >> the irresponsible acts of the government. that's the reason for the bloodshed of the martyrs. >> they are angry that a nine-year-old girl is among the dead, beheaded like the others. >> we don't want justice for government. there is no government. we want people to stand up for their rights. we want justice for the blood they shed. >> the government has to act on our demands today. otherwise this demonstration will continue. >> the demonstrators converged at the gates of the presidential palace calling for the
resignation of ashraf ghani and chief president abdullah abdullah. >> we want justice and security. the country is asleep. there is no work. all you can see here is prime and killing. there is nothing else going on here. >> addressing his people on tv, president beguny said that the nation's pain is his pain. >> like you i will not stay calm until the perpetrators are brought to justice. i've ordered security forces to take all possible measures to prevent such incidents in the future. >> the government has declared an official day of mornin mourning and promised to launch an investigation. police fired shots in the air to stop them. but the scale of the
demonstration they want their leaders to do something about it. >> israeli products sold to the european union are to be labeled to show if they were made in settlements built on occupied land. the. >> israeli government reaction came quickly as the statement issued by the foreign ministry condemned the decision taken by the e.u. to labor israeli
products. those are israeli products made outside of the international recognized borders of the state of israel. so basically in the occupied territories places like the west bank, east jerusalem, the golan heights and the north. anything produced here in the e.u. occupied wer west bank is not always in question. it's mainly fresh fruit and vegetables, and then the cosmetic industry. israel has quite a thriving one based around the dead sea, again in occupied territories. excluded, however, at the moment industrial goods. prime minister benjamin netanyahu also reacted. he said that the e.u. was appl applying double standards he
warned that it would be the palestinian workers in those factories that would be armed, and israel's economy would not be touched as much. many say it is the individual farmers and individual manufacturers who may be hurt. >> germany's regulators said it will run tests on 23 german and foreign car makers. they'll look at some of the world's biggest brands including mercedes, bmw, ford and toyota.
i'm guessing that you aren't exactly surprised by the suggestion that other car manufacturers have been rigging these emissions tests. >> rigging is not the right word. in the european system it's easy to create lamp tests and real world by legal means. having said we're finding real world emissions four times the legal levels. >> are these tests going to change, and how should they change? >> yes, they're absolutely changing. and plans were afoot before the scandal before approving them by introducing real world element to the test like we do.
however, there are the continues of that test have about not as strict as potentially they could have been. in our view probably not as stringent as they need to be to generate real world emissions that meet the air quality improvements that we're trying to achieve. >> i guess they can't trust these tests being carried out at the moment. if they can't trust what they're being told how do they go about choosing which car to bye buy? >> that's exactly right. that's precisely why we set up emissions analytics, and we offer information to the marketplace to fill that gap that currently is not fulfilled about the official regime. as you say if you don't know what the true fuel economy of your vehicle is, how can you make a sensible decision? >> the story is going to run. we appreciate your expertise. thank you so much. >> thank you very much.
>> now thursday is a potentially life defining day for hundreds of thousands of students across south korea. the college entrance example is so important that businesses open late and flights are diverted to insure that it isn't delayed. there is a culmination of years of higher learning. but the minority of students and parents are now choosing a different path as hairy faucet now reports. >> this is not your typical start to the school day. the assembly con consist of cabbage soon to turn into k kimchee. this is a school that is alternate to the high pressure schooling. >> i was interested in reading
and writing, and this school helps me develop these things. >> many final-year students have been preparing for the college entrance examine. the difference is that they do so on their own terms. >> in taking the entrance exam they feel less pursued. examines are bound to cause stress, but you should not allow it to drive you and chase you. >> the difference between this school and the main treatment one is vast. most of it is down to how much it decided by the students themselves. even the permission to come film here. it suggests not just an alternative but a tiny minority. of a 11,000 schools across south korea only a few dozen define themselves as alternative. the school day is made up of absorption of front of the class. it makes for the highest
education attainment, but the least happy children in the developed world. governments have tried to encourage change but to little effect. >> it is not just simply educational policy. it is part of culture. deeply rooted cultures. >> while some parents seek out alternatives, most want their children to prepare for the college entrance examples in a land dominated by education fever, many of these schools remain as educational outposts. >> catalonia of spain wants to form a catalan republic in 18
months. the spanish government filed an appeal to prevent the split which the court has agreed to hear. still to come on the program chinese consumers smash sales records on singles day spending more than a billion dollars in eight minutes. and it is the end of an era for english rugby. sana will have all the details.
>> now it's one of the most iconic neighborhoods in the united states. little havana in miami, florida, displayed a pivotal role of exiles for the cuban revolution. the community now finds itself under threat. >> it's called cuba's second city. they matched little havana in history and cultural importance. these streets have been home to countless generations of cuban americans who first settled here in the 1960s. many consider themselves exiles of the obamaen revolution but their arrival here changed everything. >> little havana is now facing serious challenges.
the national trust says the lack of historical status and plans to develop the area may change its character for good. they own one of the communities' oldest so-called mom and pop businesses and say overdevelopment would be a mistake. >> why do you want to be a country island, a bunch of buildings with no flavor? we don't hold onto the flavor, we're going to eventually lose it all. >> but activists are fighting back and say tourism, the most profitable industry is key to this community. many aren't against some governmen development as long as little havana is not altered in years to come. >> hopefully we have a vibrant community. it's perfect the way it is now. >> discussions with the city's development fans are still in the early stages many home that it will help in future
negotiations this community perhaps more than many hope to shape an entire region. many say that neighborhood should be saved for generations to come. >> here are your sport with sana. >> thank you very much, felicity. suspended fifa president sepp blatter has been admitted to hospital after a small emotional breakdown. the 79-year-old who led world football for 18 years was provisionally banned for 90 days by the ethics committee last month. blatter is under criminal investigation for financial misconduct. he denies any wrongdoing. lee wellings has more. >> well, sepp blatter is in hospital, and is likely, will be there until tuesday. his spokesman said he has suffered a small break down.
it has been described as a nervous shock. we were aware that he had been in hospital suffering from stress. a 79-year-old man who has been under the most intense pressure over the past few weeks. particularly he's suspended for 90 days from his role as fifa president that he has helped for 17 years. this is something that he was desperately trying to hang on to and is has been in large part of his stress. he was led effectively kicking and screaming from the building after the decision by the ethics committee. he will be treated there unti, and his work is still to try to clear his name.
>> pakistan bea win in six wickets. it had six over to spare. over in colombo, the windies were 162-6 from their 20 over. they managed 22 for sri lanka. four wickets as the host will bowl out for 139. the west windies winning by 23 runs. the english rugby union say that money is no object as they look to replace stewart lankester as coach. he has stepped down by mutual consent. england failed to reach last
month's world cup after the defight by wales and australia. >> i think that there is one simple thing that you need to get the best possible coach. it's a matter of making sure that we get the best possible coach for english rugby going forward, and we'll do that out any inhibition. >> they have an cult-like following but during the baseball season stadiums have not been filling up. while the game has not escaped the economic and political tensions effecting the problem. we have reports from caracas. >> in caracas, matches are drawing a crowd. the jiménez brought their children to watch the game. but only because the tickets were free. >> i came with my wife and three
kids because we wanted to do something different on a friday night. but also because someone gave us tickets. the high cost of living would have made buying tickets almost impossible. >> the struggle to pay for food and rent is being felt across venezuela. until now they have served as a december traction, but with triple digit inflation it is now an escape that few can afford. >> sales have been really bad because of high inflation and how expensive merchandise has become. last year we were selling 100% of our products. today we sold 40% to 50%. >> people are tired of how expensive everything is. and of salaries that are not enough. they blame the government. >> that's why they're hopeful the election of a new congress in three weeks will restore the country's crumbling economy. somewhat morsome--some want
more dramatic change. in this baseball game fans can be heard chanting that their government will soon fall. the crowds at baseball games in venezuela have always served to measure the country's mood. >> people are no longer afraid of expressing their discontent. this environment has always been a place where people can do so. >> another place has been the polls. there is hope of change in of the government will also bring a return to full stadiums. al jazeera, caracas. >> that's it for me. i'll hand you back to felicity. >> now china's economy may be slowing but it's e-commerce alibaba has set a new sales record on so-called singles day. in the first eight minutes of its biggest shopping day of the year the retailer sold more than $1 billion worth of goods.
adrian brown reports from beijing. >> he has been counting down the days to this moment. she's part of china's growing middle class. >> i want to buy a couch. i want to buy a storage box. i want to buy some clothes for my daughter. and a new handbag. >> the only time she goes out to shop is for fruit and vegetables. everything else is ordered online. especially today. >> they will give discount. some stuff maybe 50%. >> chung is a customer of alibaba, the world's largest online retailer, which organized this shopping festival. but shining a spotlight shows that up to 40% of goods sold online were fakes or badly made. >> they have to crackdown on fakes. firstly, alibaba is an u.s.-listed company. it is listed on the u.s. stock
exchange. it cannot list on notorious trade. >> a louis vuitton bag listed for $5 $50 with its originals $3,000. and this selling for just $15. alibaba is owned by jack ma now being sued by the conglomerate that owns gucci. more tha than $1.5 billion was spent in the first 12 minutes. consumption appeared robust. online retail sales are up 40% of a year ago. but that jump in business appears to be at the expense of traditional retailers. >> well, this was once a pretty
busy shopping mall. it specializes in electrical goods. but there appear to be more staff than shoppers. the reason for that is the growing threat for online shopping. for an economy losing speed, any growth is good right now. the question is whether that rise in consumer spend something happening fast enough. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >> and 12 carot blue diamond so named because of its rarity was found in a mine in south africa january 2014. they get their color from full amounts of bore ron that gets trapped in the crystal structure, and i don't think you can buy that on alibaba. we'll be back in a couple of minutes.
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