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eroon this is al jazeera it is very good to have your company. you're watching the news hour live from from london. running through some stories. in the next 60 minutes. brussels say city on high alert while authorities warn of an imminent attack. people are told to stay in doors. a state of emergency in mali and hunt continues for three suspects in the siege at the the hotel.
new measures against people trafficking in mall an is that and territorial issues dominant the agenda. in glitch two opposition leaders are hanged after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected. >> reporter: sport live. a classical contest in spain. barcelonia have been remembering the victims of the attacks. details coming up later in the program. we begin in belgium where the capital is on the highest terror alert there is. authorities say they have what they decide as precise information about a serious and imminent threat of attacks similar to those in paris. brussels is in hock down. armed soldiers out on the streets patrolling. the metro has been shut down.
the alert level has been raised after a number of weapons were found during police raids on properties allegedly connected to the paris attacks. three people have been arrested. the country's p.m. warned there was a risk of attacks in a number of different places simultaneously. our correspondent in brussels is paul brennan. >> reporter: belgian soldiers now patrol where once were just police. the p.m. in can't with his intelligence-- constant with his chiefs. the p.m. did not reveal the exact nature of the danger but urged the public to avoid crowded places. >> translation: the analysis of the situation leads us to identify particular locations. we believe shopping malls, events demonstrations and transport are the main targets.
the whole of the brussels region has gone over to enhanced threat level four. >> reporter: all four metro lines have been shut in response to the raised threat level. the public are advertised to switch to over ground transport. they are on edge. they have seen soldiers on the police for the past few days. the close of the metro ramped it up to a new level. the disruption is less than it could have been but the longer the stations are closed the bigger the potential for problems. on friday a third man was charged with terrorism offences connected to the paris attacks. this address was raided in connection to that suspect. weapons was discovered on an apartment on the second floor. prosecutors are denying reports that explosives were also found. this witness wouldn't give his name but saw the search operation unfold.
>> translation: it began around 6 p.m. and went to midnight. dozens of police came from all directions. they shut off all the roads. i saw them go in. they are a robot too in the catch an over there. -- café >> reporter: this man is the main suspect who escaped capture. he is described as highly dangerous and believed to be hiding somewhere in brussels. despite the tight security and rain, people are refusing to be aafraid. >> translation: i think that we have just learned to live with it and we can just stopping-- can't just stopping living because of the security measures. >> if they block the metros the transportation there must be a reason for it. we're worried about everything that is going on. >> reporter: the security forces have been under intense pressure ever since the paris attacks. now the public are seeing and
feeling the effects now also very far away across one national border in paris, security is being further increased after the deadly attacks of about a week and a bit ago. another thousand soldiers have been brought into the french capital as the investigations continue. andrew simmons sent us this from paris. >> reporter: on the platform searching starts immediately at the station when any train arrives from belgium. security in paris is getting stricter by the day. the inquiry has taken another twist with arrest made in turkey. this man in the black jacket is a belgian of moroccon accident. he is suspected as acting as a scout. the other two men are accused of being taroked by i.s.i.l. to arrange safe passage over the turkish border. back in paris investigators are working out the exact role of
eight people arrested last wednesday in the special forces raid on an apartment in st denis. the prosecutor's office has revealed that three not two suspects were killed including a man suspected of organising the attacks, abdel hamid abaaoud. 26-year-old hasna ait boulahcen also. this is the explosion that is believed to be the debt nation of a suicide-- debt nation detonateion. >> reporter: more than a week after the attacks now, there are 2500 troops deployed in the capital alone. the state of emergency has opinion extended by three months after unanimous nous support in the senate and the face of law and order in france has changed beyond recognition.
since that state of emergency was announced, there have been 107 arrests without warrants. 90 people have been held in custody. 164 have been put under house arrest again without warrants. 793 searches of buildings, again without warrants. 174 weapons seized including 18 assault rifles and 250,000 euros taken. there are still more revelations of what happened on the night itself. this is the scene at a restaurant where a nurse is trying to resuscitate a casualty. he turns out to be one of the suicide bombers. >> translation: i ripped his t-shirt. it is me who did it. i saw some wires. there was blood on the ground. i noticed a bolt lying there. i understood immediately. i told myself it is explosion that made his wounds.
it's a suicide bomber. >> reporter: now first responders are engaged all over the city with new classes for parisians, learning first aid, another symptom of how life has changed in france security analyst george reddings now in the studio. are we looking at with these different raids at different locations one group that is being picked apart over the course of the last eight days or does separate groups have a link? >> initial indications are that the raids in brussels are something to do with what happened in paris so this is part of the same cell. that's the initial indication. clearly it's a very sophisticated cell with many parts to it. it's also possible that there is more than one cell operating in paris in brussels. what we are seeing at the moment is the launching of a new tactic
by islamic state of attacks in europe. necessity have spent time in paris and other cities as well possibly including brussels belgium has a very short history of being a country per capita that sends the most jihadists to syria and so on >> yes. a number from belgium disproportionately. that represents a number of things disenfranchisement amongst muslim communities there and activities of some very effective recruiters islamic state have been using. they are very good at using people who speak french and english, reach out to them to persuade people to go to syria. they turn them around are after receiving battle field experience to carry out-- there is a perception that the belgian authorities might be
less capable than others of tracking them down >> the prosecutor has himself said that they're struggling to keep track of 130 jihadists they know who have returned from syria. they're trying to keep tabs on other countries are suffering the same issues as well. france hasn't had as many but it has hundreds to keep track of as well. the problem is replicated across western europe. no-one has an answer to it yet you say you're surprised at the tactics that i.s.i.s. have been demonstrating in last ten days. there was a suggestion within the last eight days that they could, perhaps, manage to get hold of either a dirty bomb or some kind of biological device. are they that well up the road? >> there has definitely been a shift in their tactics since paris.
before then they left attacks in the west. in syria and iraq they have launched a new phase where they're carrying out these massive attacks themselves. in terms of other weapons, we know that islamic state has used some forms of chemical weapon in iraq and syria, that it would believe it justified to use them in western europe and that would definitely instill terror which is what they're trying to do to influence western governments and their policiess towards them if you degrade military you leave open the channels the financial channels that allows the vast amount of money that i.s.i.s. to reach people. is it possible to make more of a nuance of themself in the group
in syria is damaged >> it is not going to be badly damaged until there is a solution to the civil war in syria which is a really long way off. then they've clearly spent several months possibly more establishing cells in paris and other countries and those are going to continue to operate. so what we do about syria has to be accompanied by a response to pick up what is going on western europe as well if money is coming into europe which it clearly is if they are well funded how do you stop that money coming in because if you cut off the finance you cut off the life blood of this organization >> yeah. what you're seeing is cells that have had training and experience in syria and returning to western europe they would be carrying money, training and even explosives equipment with them as they come. what we've seen from the french authorities and there has been a real failure in western europe
to stop this happening. the apparent ring leader was able to get from syria to paris even though he featured in an islamic state magazine. it's picking them up and making sure they can't carry it with them there's always going to be somebody else but thank you for that the afghan reporter says poor leadership and bad communication helped the taliban take control of a country. why there is more pressure on country such as slovenia after the attacks in paris. also two of the biggest names in tennis fight for a place in the championship in london.
there is a state of emergency in mali the african nation after that attack in the capital. 21 people including two attackers died during the siege. mali's president says he will do whatever it takes to guarantee his country's safety. nicholas had reports from the capital. >> reporter: shaken and still in shock, survivors walk back into the hotel where they were taken hostage. they're here to pick up their belongs. inside the remains of the carnage. the smell of gun powder hangs in the air. too hard to bear for some. this lady a delegate on a conference on renewable vernal hid in her room for hours praying that she wouldn't die. >> translation: i was in the room. i tried to hide under my bed. i was so scared i thought about jumping off the balcony. >> reporter: 170 people were
held hostage before the building was stormed with the attackers being shot dead. people are still being treated for wounds. forensic experts try to identify the dead many of them foreign workers. a 10 day state of emergency and three days of national mourning was declared. >> translation: no city is safe. we are all at risk. it has affected all of us. >> reporter: this is the worst attack bamako has experienced. 24 hours after this attack it's almost as if bamako is back to normal. survivors are picking up their luggage at the hotel and going back home. meanwhile, the investigation continues. security forces are after three suspects on the run. al-mourabitoun used twitter to claim responsibility for the
attack. the government wouldn't confirm this saying the investigation issing still underway. eyewitnesses say the attackers spoke perfect english, suggesting they may not be malian but from neighbouring countries. >> translation: i was hiding in my room and felt reassured people speaking the malian language. i knew then it was safe to come out >> reporter: this is an attack to a country which is seeking foreign investment. they are unlikely to stay and mali can ill afford to see them go my colleague is in bamako as well. she has more on the situation there. >> reporter: a ten-day state of emergency is in place in mali but coming in bamako you wouldn't think that this was a city under a state of emergency. there was a heavy security presence at the airport, but beyond that nothing more. no major roadblocks in the city itself people are going about
their daily business going around shopping and so on. i poke to some malians who told me there were shots by the attack on the radisson blu hotel on friday but they're not surprised because they have been-- there have been other attacks in bamako itself in the past as recently as march of this year a restaurant which is frequented by tourists also came under attack. malians say they are not surprised, they're not shocked, but this doesn't, perhaps, mean that they don't care. perhaps a testam ent to how they have gotten used to this situation. this country has been at war since 2012/13. they're getting used to this situation. the government and rebels in the north signed a peace agreement earlier this year. some groups in the north continue to complain against what they see as their marginalisation and as recently
as november 17 one of the groups which took up arms against the government in 2012 and declared an independent state in the north called for more attacks on french interests in mali. we are at the scene of the attack on friday, the radisson blu hotel. it was fairly easy to get to this point. no major security here. investigators are still going through the rubble looking for includes inside the hotel. they're still trying to find out what exactly happened a suicide bomber has killed at least 0 and wounded dozens more in the north of cameroon. it was in a place near the border with nigeria. boko haram has carried out attacks in that area. syrian opposition fighters have seized more territory from the islamic state of iraq and the
levant. they have taken two areas both in the northern aleppo provps. about 70 i.s.i.l. fighters are believed to have been killed in that. the opposition fighters were supported by air strikes out the of turkey and the u.s. led coalition. more from near the syrian border. >> reporter: this is a significant step forward. it could be a sign that turkey is moving to start a military operation against i.s.i.l. in the areas. they control particularly the 90 kilometer border area which they have controlled over the last few months. we don't know if the two villages have been retaken and are under control of the syrian rebel opposition but there's a long way to go before i.s.i.l. is driven away from the aleppo area and eastern parts of the country, but here lies the
problem. turkey is of the view that i.s.i.l. should be defeated but bashar al-assad at the same time should go because they blame him for all the problems in syria. the turkish government has been supporting different factions inside syria. they say these are the groups that should form the backbone of any transition to democracy in the near future. the second aspect is that turkey is very concerned of syrian kurdish groups are threatening in the eastern part of syria on the border of turkey. the americans have provided significant military assistance to those groups. turkey says that should not happen because they're affiliated with the pkk which turkey considers a terrorist organization. the overall vision of turkey is the following. they would like to fight i.s.i.l. but at the same time they would like to see syrian moderate factions take over not necessarily those affiliated with the kurds four people have been hurt
in a stabbing in israel. israeli police say a man attacked people in the street south of tel aviv. the forces say they're searching for whoever did this. 14 israelis and 87 palestinians have been killed in violence which began last month. an investigation which was commissioned by afghanistan's president has blamed poor leadership for the fall of the city to the taliban in september. security forces lacked coordination and that there was large scale desertion as the taliban approached. >> reporter: the finding from the commission pulled no punches on the government. it was found that there was no conspiracy on the government on the fall of the city. it came down to poor leadership booed communication between the
security services and the army the intelligence service, the police the local police had very different views, very different strategies on how to deal with the situation. the command structure was just too complicated. nobody really knew who was in charge. in fact some forces say they never, ever got the order to fire at at all. to give you a sense of how confused it was on the first day, they captured 37 government vehicles arm oured and not armoured as well as a thousand weapons on that day. on 29 september the day after conduce fell to the taliban, the afghan forces asked for american help. without american air strikes falling on the taliban, that the afghan fors would have lost control of the airport which was their main military base at the time and it would have been worse. a lot of lessons to be learned by the afghan forces. they need better coordination leadership and the government has said to the commission that
it will listen to their findings two bangladeshi opposition leaders have been hanged after their appeals for clemency were were rejected. they were executed for war crimes which were said to have happened in 1971. security forces have been deployed in the capital dakkar and across bangladesh in anticipation of unrest. this up date from dakka >> reporter: the atmosphere here was tense leading up to the executions and continues to be so now that they've taken place. there is quite a large crowd gathered just beyond that intersection which is as far as the general public are being allowed to come. as far as vehicles are concerned, they're being blocked off even further away about a kilometer from the jail. that guard company, the big light over there, there's a sniper. so there's clearly concern about potential violence. perhaps with good reason.
one of the two men who were hanged tonight was the most powerful men of one of the most powerful opposition families. he was elected a member of parliament seven times and was the parliamentary adviser to former p.m. but however he was found guilty of committing war crimes during the war of independence from pakistan in 1971. as was the other man who was hanged tonight. he was accused of being the second in command of a group that targeted the hindu minority during the war. part of the trials of these mans had been called into question by amnesty international, by the u.s. state department among others. these are high profile - these
were high profile people with a lot of supporters and in the run up top the p - in the lead-up to these skewings the government had taken measures to suppress critical voices particularly through blocking the use of what's up viber and facebook and other social media applications. what people are wondering here is, now that these executions have taken place, how long it might take for tinges to get back to normal south-east asian leaders have met on a trade agreement and people trafficking. intentions in the south china sea have dominated so far. >> reporter: the leaders of ten countries that make up the association of south-east asian nations known as asian have gathered to talk about trade.
the recent attacks dominated the summit >> our countries are in mourning. we all share in this grief. the perpetrators of this cowardly and bar baric acts do not represent any race religion or creed, nor should we allow them to claim to do so. they are terrorists and should be confronted as such. >> reporter: after the official welcome it was down to business and signing agreements that will change the lives of millions. the convention against trafficking in persons, especially women and children the block had been worried about an increase in people fleeing from conflict areas and heading towards countries like malaysia. it says it wants to stop those who profit from people trafficking. these are mass graves of people who fled from persecution in myanmar and other south asian
countries. they were found in the jungles of malaysia and thailand this year. many here saytc eling the issue of human trafficking must be a priority but signing a piece of paper is one thing; implementing it is a larger challenge >> it doesn't talk about effective enforcement or how to ensure accountability at the national level and that's the big problem because there's still issues related to corruption and other aspects of malfeasance that allow this to go on. >> reporter: the u.s. department has looked into people trafficking and that paved the way formal asia to participate in the agreement. pt obama was here to strength. he said they would continue to talking to china. >> we talked about south china sea and this is a major topic. there are a number of climates
there. the united states does believe in the need to apply rule of law and international norms to the resolution of march time disputes-- maritime disputes and the group has taken a common position on thanked we look forward to working with them to ensure that those basic rules apply. >> reporter: the community has made it clear that it will stick to the agenda and keep trade talks as a priority but with president obama making reference to tensions in the south china sea, it's hard for leaders gathered here to ignore the issue stay with us. coming up 20 years of ceremony marking the pay agreement which ended the bosnian war. voters for arrange's run off
you're watching the news hour. belgium still on high alert with its citizens warned of a serious and imminent threat similar to the paris attacks of the police and soldiers are patrolling the streets. two bangladeshi opposition leaders have been hanged after their appeals for presidential clemency were rejected. they were executed for war crimes said to have been committed during 1971 war of independence with pakistan. mali security forces still on the hunt for at least three suspect connected to friday's raid on an up market hotel in the capital of bamako. from the united nations comes a warning that nearly four million
people are starving in south sudan. it is danger to get food to them because of fighting of forces. >> reporter: 35 year old imelda has been walking for two days travelling almost 20 kilometres with her son in one hand and her sleeping mat in the other. she came to a village to look for food for her family and has been waiting for a week relying on the generosity of the host community to feed herself. >> translation: i came here because of the hunger that happened there. things have become expensive and there's no money. there are families that don't have anything. they eat leaves >> reporter: the local community has been helping her. but she is not the only one who made the trek to get food to stay alive. thousands of criticismians-- civilians, mostly women and children walk for days to get water. most of them have no place to
stay in and camp out in the open for days awaiting food collection before going home. aid agencies like the aid food program have been supporting these payment. to get to their site is not always easy. >> translation: of course there is a risk because sometimes there are snakes and scorpians in the grass. people have patience so they can get food because that is what they came here for. we have registered more than 15,000 people almost 4249 families. >> reporter: that figure is less than 1% of the people facing hunger in south sudan where roads are difficult to vix. aid organizations have-- access. aid organizations provide food to people in need
>> we have a lot of people who are facing acute hunger in the country. in certain parts of the country, particularly in states where the humanitarian community has had very little access due to constant conflict and also the difficulties in terms of movement in these places there is a real concern about people being in situations which are near cot strophic >> reporter: aid agencies here say the fighting must stop in order to help people who continue to risk their lives to get a meal. dozens of refugees in morocco have tried to storm the state. about 25 people sat for hours on top of the six metre high fence. only a few managed to get across the border and were taken to the temporary migrant center. the european union has ordered stronger checks on anybody arriving or leaving europe's
border free schengen zone after what happened in paris. countries like slovenia at the edge of the zone face increased pressure to check the kre deny that wills of every refugee coming through. >> reporter: by now pretty much everyone has had their say on the significance of paris. they accept the refugees. there were some 700 lined up in the freezing rain on sleeve eh slovenia's border. they all knew full well their journeys were to become harder. >> translation: we are with every single counter over here. we are from your peoples and we say thanks for everyone to help us and we are against the terrorist and we hate them >> reporter: with european leaders admitting their own borders like like an old bucket it is claimed one of the paris attackers could have made this
journey before the autumn started, hideing between everyone on a false passport. nothing can be taken for granted any more. all it took was one syrian passport left on the ground in paris, one fingerprint from one of the attackers which apparently proved that he came through greece and had made this crossing and that has changed absolutely everything for every single one of these people because now the authorities aren't only trying to prove whether or not they're legitimate refugees they're also trying to prove whether or not they're part of i.s.i.l. so saturday marked day one of the new security regime. countries like slovenia will have to do a lot more joined up thinking with the european police agency europol. specialists think criminal gangs will still find ways around the borders if there's money in it >> some of them they will find
the loop holiday holes in-- holes in the fence who now how to struggle in. somehow the route will stop slightly and some of the migrants will go through direct scene to italy or they should use the old way of marco spouse spouse polos through ewe rain and russia >> reporter: once they crossed into austria they disappointed again-- disappeared into these massive tents. the army is here and they have increased their numbers since paris happened. 10,000 people passed through here on thursday alone. in security terms, the walls of fortress europe are looking easy to breach saturday is the 20th anniversary of the daton peace agreement. it was agreed near daton in the
united states november 1995 and formally signed in paris the next month. it should have been a permanent agreement. it recognised three nations, it carved up the territory into two separate entities. 51% to the federation of bosnia and 49 to the serbs. it was written in english. it has never been adopted by parliament there and all agreements. annex 7 says all refugees and displaced persons from the conflict have the right to return to their homes for 20 years on that clause has still not fully been implemented. a bit the background. expert opinion, senior lecturer.
would you say this has been a success? >> it was successful at what it was originally intended to do which was to end the violence that had been going on four five years in baas. it wasn't intended to offer a solution to political problems and it didn't offer one. it wasn't intended to end the conflict and it didn't. it froze the conflict. one way of looking at daton might be to regard it as a trade-off, that the leaders of the warring parties agreed to end the violence in exchange for which they got an agreement from the international community to keep them in positions of political power forever therefore, if you say it's just a freezing of the war, in effect it is just a rather long temporary cease fire is there anything in place to sort of take it any further or are we
left with this status? >> it depends on the goals and intentions and mutual trust that exists among the political leaders in the country, and that was growing and seemed to be established until about 10 years ago when particularly from the side of the republic of hercza there was a growing policy to encourage the leader there is saying there should be a referendum in a couple of years on independence and, if you like he is pushing for changes, making life difficult for a lot of people there >> he always talks about independence. it is the position of mr dodik and his government that the country is not the state of serbs. what he is pushing for now is something on a lower level, a referendum that would undermine the authority of judicial
institutions and prosecutors and the territory of republic of serb; ca when talking about a split down the religious and ethnic lines and you say nothing has been solved by doing that you can take that to current situations and say, iraq, for example, is the lesson of daton that it won't work where we see conflict? >> i think we have a lot of lessons that show that it won't work and we have a lot of examples, not only from iraq but from libya and what people are suggesting now when they talk about syria suggesting that the lesson hasn't been taken. daton has become the model for future peace agreements and that means ethnify territory, excluding citizens from consultation and from the political process isn't the most likely thing
we will learn from this that the imposition of borders by other institutions by people not living there is never going to work? >> borders are problematic and what made it possible for people to live together a long time in that region and other regions was the fact that there weren't borders between them but i think we need to go beyond borders. we need to talk about imposing ethnic categories on people who don't necessarily feel like those described their lives because daton establishes the area of a few. there's a category that's missing and that's citizens. it is not possible to participate in public life in bosnia as a citizen only as a member of one of those groups thank you for that.
violent crime has risen in the last decade in argentina. that's the key issue for voters ahead of the presidential run off on sunday. in the province there now. >> reporter: tragedy is what has brought these women together in arrange. they lost their children to rising crime in the country. >> translation: he was my first son, loved and taken care of. he was a fatherless child. what happened to him was unfair. just like that and he was gone. >> reporter: he was shot when two young men tried to steal his motorcycle. he was 26-year-old. her son was stabbed to death by a gang at a tried to steal $20. >> translation: the day i had to identify him was the worst day in my life. he was my friend.
>> reporter: security is one of the things worrying people in this coming election. macri the candidate for let's change party. the other one, candidate to the presidency by the ruling party says that the situation has improved. he has created a police force in the province. >> translation: we have responded to a demand by people that wanted to see more police officers on the streets to take care of the people. >> reporter: people in the area say little has changed. >> translation: insecurity continues to flees. they added police officers but it has not changed much >> reporter: that's why she and others built this wall. people in this neighborhood say that the government is not doing enough to protect them and that's why they have taken matters into their own hands. they told me that this was an escape route for thieves working in this area and that's why they
have contributed with $50 each to build this wall that you can see behind me. >> reporter: many of the crimes are committed by minors. how to deal with them has become another problem. >> translation: if a 13-year-old steals a tape recorder and no alarms going on in the end when they kill someone it comes as i surprise. i put the blame on the enormous inquality that continues to exist in this country. we need to work on prevention. >> reporter: explaining that is not easy to those who say they have lost it all. they're coping with insecurity every day and hope that are gen teen's next president will work so that it won't happen again stay with us on the news. we have this ballet dancer. we have had four different
russian ballarinas were famous throughout the world, she was the most famous of all. >> translation: her uniqueness firstly was her look her imin un-- image, unrepeatable. this is the perfect quality for a ballet dancer. >> reporter: this weekend in moscow the brightest stars are stagger at the theatre today and celebrating that talent with two performance called avay maya. friday would have been her 90th birthday. >> translation: when i heard she passed away it was a shock. i remembered when we finished discussing the concert and we said goodbye.
she said everything looks great. everything has been done. her life was a battle this jewish child of the soviet union. she lost her mother to the labor camp. her whole life was devoted to the stage. here is a photo from 10 years ago, 2005. she is aged 80 and still performing. until she died earlier this year she was playing a crucial role in the planning of this event. in what can be a very formal discipline her sponteeity was what set her apart. these dancers have been rehearsing hard. >> translation: it is a very important day for us because we want to do it the way she wanted it. we will try. it is important for the theatre and for the people who loved her and saw her performances.
i don't doubt she is watching from above. >> reporter: she will be joined by thousands of people down below, the events are pretty much sold out grace and poise and to you robyn. >> reporter: the lead at the spanish has been headed to six point. the classic in this contest. two goals were netted either side of the break. a return from a knee injury by this athlete. the second place was given first defeat under that man, the coach. it has been an event fell day in the league. four different leaders in the
space of a the first four hours. all taking times to occupy top stop. the city started the day in first place, out played by liverpool, going to be caught a four one victory. their biggest under the coach. liverpool up to 9th and the other team down to third. a three nil win at newcastle continuing their dream run for their star player scoring a record ten goal in successive matches. >> they say every time i want to see the horses and i hand over the race. now is not important. it is important for us because it is important with 28 point less 12 and we are achieving our gap, our goal. >> reporter: the day's other leaders manchester united with
whotford to lose. chelsea against norwich. high security measures have been in place at club football games across europe. one team had to be called off. >> reporter: the french national anthem sounding out across all english premier league games. a reminder of the impact the paris attacks have had on football. eight days earlier three blasts took place outside the stade de france stadium where the french national team were taking on germany. never before has the sport been on such high alert. a match between germany and the nudistser lands was cancelled due to a bomb threat and on saturday a call to postpone all
fixtures after brussels security level was raised to its highest level. the game between locker and undelay 75 kilometres from brussels deemed high risk. in madrid at least a thousand police were present for the biggest game on the continent on saturday between madrdid and barcelona. >> translation: we are not afraid at all. it is a safe city. >> reporter: there is little doubt the attacks in paris have prompted security arrangements at sporting events worldwide to be reassessed. even more certain is that the football will go on. >> reporter: staying with the football charlie evergland have been crowned kings of football second time in three years.
more than 60 thousand people travelled for the second leg of the final against the united arab emirites. the winner was proved for this contest, just time to make his mark on the final and the chest of his opponent as well. he is summing up april miserable final-- a miserable final. f.i.f.a.s ethnics committee has recommended that sanctions should be placed on teahe official. the investigation was completed independent's ethics committee on friday. they submitted the report for the judge's final decision which
could end the candidacy for the presidency. the world number one has beat semifinal nadal and won seven of the last eight meetings between the pair and he swept beside the spaniard. they're head to head record is level 23 games apeace. >> i don't feel unbeat but it feels great when i'm playing like i played today, when i feel like i'm dictating the pace and the match itself. >> reporter: there will be a final in sunday. federer won his match.
mcilroy is closing in on a title on the penultimate champion ship. the irish man had aid birdies. the final round, he was four strokes ahead of his nearest opponent. if he wins on sunday it will be the third time in four years he would have finished the season at the top of the european rankings. that's your sport thank you very much. we're going to take you to the website now, the lead story events brussels a city on edge at the moment aljazeera.com. more news for me in a minute.
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