tv Weekend News Al Jazeera November 21, 2015 6:00pm-7:01pm EST
belmokhtar cameroon belmokhtar cameroon pa this is al jazeera hello. welcome to the al jazeera news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes >> we believe shopping malls, events, demonstrations and transport are the main targets brussels comes to a standstill as the government warnings of an imminent attack. residents are told to stay indoors. security forces of mali hunt for suspect linked to friday's attacks on the hotel in bamako. two opposition leaders are
hanged for war crimes committed in the 1971 war with pakistan. as hong kong leads up to the elections we look at the issues there. again in belgium where soldiers have been deployed to the streets of the capital. there's a serious and imminent threat of attack similar to those in paris. it is in lock down. the terror alert has been raised to the highest level and the metro has been cut. a thousand extra soldiers have been brought in as the investigation into last week's attacks continues. that investigation stretches to turkey with a belgian citizen has been arrested for scouting the targets. here is paul brennan's report
from brussels. >> reporter: belgian soldiers now patrol where once were just brussels police and the security woke to a security level not seen for nearly a decade. the p.m. is in constant contact with the intelligence chiefs called a special session of the cabinet to brief the ministers. the prime minister 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 closed. people have to switch to overground alternatives. the city is on edge. they're used to see police and army on the streets.
the closure of the metro ramps that up to a new level. it is the weekend here, so the disruption is minimal, but the longer they're closed the bigger for potential problems. on friday a third brussels man was charged with terrorism offences connected with the paris atacts. a security alert was raised after raiding this address in the district of molenbeek. weapon were discovered. prosecutors were 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 on until midnight. dozens of police came from all directions. they shut off all the roads. i couldn't see much but i saw them go in. they had a robot in the corner café over there >> reporter: the main focus of the massive security operation is this man, salah abdeslam, who
escaped capture and on the run to be hiding somewhere in brussels. despite the tight security and rain, people are refusing to be afraid. >> i think that we have just learned to dlif with it and we can just start-- we can't start living because of this. >> if they blocked the metros, there must be a reason for it, so we're a bit worried about everything that's going on. >> reporter: the security forces have been under intense pressure ever since the paris attacks. now the public too are seeing and feeling the effects in paris security has been ramped up following the attacks on the state of emergency. many people have been arrested and homes searched. as andrew simmons reports, life in the city is very different >> reporter: on the platform
searching starts when any train arrives from belgium. security in paris is getting stricter by the day. the inquiry has taken another twist with an reached made in turkey. the man in the black jacket is a belgian of moroccon extent. he is accused of acting as a scout. the other two syrians are tasked by i.s.i.l. to arrange safe passage over the turkish border. more than a week after the attacks, there are 2500 troops in the capital alone. the state of emergency has been extended by three months after unanimous support in the senate and the face of law and order in france has changed beyond recognition. since that state of emergency was declared by francois hollande last friday, there have been 107 arrests without warrants. out of those arrests 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 eur shall - it 250,000 euros taken. first responders are engaged all over the city, people learning first aid >> translation: there are some gestures to save lives and it is good to know what we can do. it is a way for us to feel stronger >> reporter: another symptom of how life has changed in france going to an international security analyst who has work with the french defense ministry. very good to have you here. let's start with what's happening in brussels, a major european city in lock down. what are the jack logical and
economic impact-- psychological and economic is going to be? >> the issue is here is we don't know how imminent the attacks were. the threat was severe much to warrant such a widespread lock down, but, again, i think it proves the need for checks and balances of the agencies that are getting more and more powers, budgets, somehow understandably given the rise and the increase of the terrorist threat worldwide and in europe, but we need an independent reviewing or parliamentary committee with access to classified documents such to be able to assess the effectiveness of the work that they do and any impacts that they might create as well. at the moment we don't really have that
how would you evaluate the reaction in france? are the extra powers given in the state of emergency are they necessary and warranted? >> france has just faced the most lethal attack in history, but there are definitely signs of a knee jerk reaction and some overreaction as well. the french government, the francois hollande government was good after the charlie hebdo attacks, they were quite measured, were very careful with the need not to stigmatise the muslim community, for example. but this is different. we're talking about an act of war, eeradicate i.s.i.s., even though terrorism cannot be eau
eradicated. it is a threat that we can contain and mitigate but there will always be political violence some say that one reason for the lack of violence in france in the decade after 911 was the success of its political class from the asme s led war on terror. that's not what we're seeing from the country now with the french president's rhetoric that france is at war. >> france ever since 911, the start of this war on terror, was the most vocal opponents to what the u.s. and the bush administration was doing and yet, i think, some of the measures that we are currently discussing or putting in place are quite similar in many ways to the patriotic act and we're also discussing military interventions which is similar to what happened in iraq and we
need to remember that the war in iraq actually made things worse in terms of terrorism worldwide. so we need to be extremely careful and there are definitely signs of a knee jerk reaction. so it's somehow understandable, at least it's a common reaction whenever such a shocking terrorist attack, we need to remember that we need to be smart about it. we need to be most effective and level headed rather than trying to be as tough as possible thank you for joining us. we will have more coverage on the impact of the paris attacks. >> reporter: 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 ahead in the program we will tell you how the attacks have made it more difficult for the refugees fleeing conflict zones to reach europe. to mali now where a state of emergency is in force the day after an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital of bamako. 21 people including two attackers were killed during the siege. the president says he will do whatever it takes to guarantee his country's safety. reporting from bamako. >> reporter: shaken and still in shock, survivors walk back into the hotel where they were taken hostage. they're here to pick up their belongings. inside the remains of the carnage. the smell of gun powder hangs in the air. it too hard to bear for some. this lady, a delegate at a conference on renewable energy, hid in her room for hours praying that she wouldn't die.
>> translation: i was in the room. i tried to hid hide under my bed. i thought of jumping off the balcony. >> reporter: 170 people were held hostage until the building was stormed and the attackers killed sheet. many are being treated for gunshot wonts. a 10 day state of emergency and three days of national mourning. >> translation: no city is safe, whether paris, moscow, we're all at risk. it's affecting all of us. >> reporter: this is the worst attack bamako has experienced,ant yet 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 claimed responsibility for the attack on twitter. the investigation is still under way and this is not confirmed. eyewitnesses say the attackers spoke perfect english. >> translation: i was hiding in my room and i felt reassured when i heard people speaking the malian language. i knew then it was safe to come out >> reporter: this is a severe blow to a country that is desperately seeking foreign investors. investors are likely to stay and mali can ill afford to see them going more on the capital. >> 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
efficiently itself. people are going about their daily business. they're going around shopping and so on. i spoke to some who told me, yes, they were shocked by the attack on the cad son blue hotel-- radisson blu hotel on friday, but they're not surprised because there have been other attacks on bamako in the past, as well as a restaurant which is frequented by tourists. they're not surprised or shocked, but this doesn't mean that they don't care. perhaps a testament to how they have gotten use to the situation. they have been at war since 2012/13. they're getting used to the situation. 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 as well. investigators are still going through the rubble. they're looking for clues inside the hotel, trying to find out what exactly happened. 20 people were killed, including two attackers. the death toll is expected to rise suicide bombings have killed people in cameroon.
much more to come on the al jazeera news hour. a long journey for those hungry in south sudan. a key issue for the election on sunday. in sport, they remember victims of the paris attacks amid high security. two open says leaders in bangladesh have been ex-cued for war-- executed for war crimes committed in 1971. the president rejected a last minute appeal. they were convicted in 2014 by a special tribunal. >> reporter: the atmosphere
here has been intense leading up to the executions and continues to be so now they have taken place. there is 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 further away, about a kilometer from the central jail. the guard tower, 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 member of one of the bangladesh's opposition families. he was admitted to parliament as seven times and was the parliamentary adviser to a former p.m. 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 the militia, a group for targeting the hindu minority during the war. the fairness of the trials of these two men has been called into question by amnesty international, by human rights watch, by the u.s. state department, among others, and these are high profile - were high profile people with a lot of the of porters. in the run-- supporters. in the run up to the executions the government in taken measures to suppress critical voices particularly through blocking the use of what's appear, vib refreshings facebook and other social media applications. now, what people are wondering here is now that these
executions have taken place, how long it might fake for things to get back to normal syrian rebels have taken two villages near aleppo. around 70 i.s.i.l. fighters are reported to have been killed. they began bombing in august. doctors without borders hospital had been bombed at a syrian capital. the group said missiles exploded in the damascus area on thursday. two people were killed and six wounded. two of them medics. the group issued a statement say it's appalled that its facility and staff have been targeted. kurdish peshmerga forces and shia militia's in iraq have been battling to porn i.s.i.l. out. they're arguing over who taking control.
>> reporter: kurdish peshmerga forces prepare their defensive positions on the front line. this is the base in northern iraq. just over the hills is i.s.i.l. held city. the kurds are waiting to go in and take back that territory. the operation has stalled because of political infighting between the government and baghdad over who will control this territory. one commander says that has given i.s.i.l. the advantage. >> translation: i.s.i.l. has benefited from the recent tensions between the forces through a lack of trust between the central government in baghdad and the kurdish regional government. i.s.i.l. sought to open another front in the area to weaken the peshmerga by inflaming intentions with the militias. >> reporter: 100 kilometres here is the town where members of the popular forces, mainly shia militias, they say the
peshmerga are mounting a land grab. >> translation: the peshmerga cannot control this area. it contains fighters and different different military factions. the goal is to occupy this land just like they did in sinjar. they want to annex both at the time kurdish regional government. we can say we can defiant and it will be just a dream to them >> reporter: it may well be a dream but one remains alive. this is important territory for the kurds. they've always considered this kurdish territory. for financial reasons as well, this is an oil rich region. that's a problem for baghdad. they say that this is disputed territory. however, the kurds that we've spoken to say that once i.s.i.l. is defeated, that flag will continue to fly over this region. for now the kurds are in control, but tensions are arriving and the peshmerga are not only fighting i.s.i.l. but also with the iraqi militia.
that puts them under pressure and could leave i.s.i.l. in the trilete that they control houthi rebels are in talks to end the war in yemen. they're trying to form a basis for more substantial peace talks. 4500 people have been killed in the past eight months. four people have been injured after a stabbing in israel. israeli police say a palestinian man attacked people in the streets in a town south of tel aviv. they're searching for at attacker. 14 israelis and 87 palestinians have been killed since the beginning of october. meanwhile israel has shut down a radio station in the occupied west bank accusing of it inciting palestinians to attack israelis. computers were con any indicated
forcing the radio off air. large numbers of troops surrounded the station demanding entry. an independent commission in afghanistan has blamed poor leadership of the fall of the city to the taliban. they took over the city in late september and held it for 15 days. the commission's report concluded that security forces lacked coordination. jennifer glass has more >> reporter: the report from this independent fact finding commission on the fall of the city pulled no punches with the government. it says it found that there was no conspiracy on the part of the government involved in the fall of it but it came down to poor leadership, bad communication and services at the time 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 too complicated. nobody really knew who was in charge. in fact some forces say they never, ever got the order to
fire at all. to give you a sense of how confused it was on the first day that the taliban took the area, they captured 37 government vehicles, armoured and not armoured as well as a thousand weapons on that day. on 29 september, the day after the area fell to the taliban asked for help from the u.s. without air strikes falling, the afghan forces whoa lost control of the airport which is the main area at the time. a lot of lessons to be learned by the afghan's security forces. they need better coordination, leadership and the government has said to the condition that it will listen to their-- commission that it will listen to the findings the united nations say nearly four million people are hungry in sudan.
reporting from upper nile state. >> reporter: 35 year old imelda has been walking for two days. she has traveled almost 20 kilometres from her home with her son in one hand and her sleeping mat in the other. she came to a village here to look for food for her family and has been waiting for a week, relying on the john rossity of the host community to feed herself. >> translation: i came here because of the hunger that happened there. things have become expensive and there is no money. there are families who don't have anything. they eat leaves >> reporter: the local community has been helping her, but she is not the only one to travels far. most women and children walk days to get food supplies. most of them have no place to stay in and camp out in the open for days awaiting food collection before making the journey back home. the conflict in south sudan has
forced people who were once farmers to rely on aid agencies like the world food program for their meals. the journey to reach food distribution sites is not always easy >> translation: of course there is a risk because sometimes there are snakes in the grass, but because of circumstances, the people have patience, so they can get food because that is what they came here for. we have registered more than 15,000 people here that is almost 4249 families. >> reporter: that figure is less than 1% of people facing hunger here where roads are difficult to access and fighting, despite the signing of a peace agreement, poses a threat. aid organizations have resorted to air drops to provide assistance to the civilians in need, yet many remain far from reach >> we have abomany people who facing acute hunger in the country. in particular parts 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 catastrophic. >> reporter: aid agencies here say the fighting must stop in order to help people like this woman who continues to risk their lives to get a meal still to come on the al jazeera news hour, at the slovenian border where refugees are facing a rough road ahead following the attack in paris. in a theatre in moscow, one of the most famous ballarinas. in sport roger federal breaks another record in the championship in london.
the belgian government raised its terror alert to the highest level. soldiers have been deployed in the capital and authorities are urging people to avoid crowded areas. a state of emergency is in force in mali a day after an attack in a hotel in bamako. security forces are hunting for three suspects on the run. 21 people were killed during the siege. two of the most senior politicians opposition leaders in bangladesh have been ex-cued for war crimes committed in 1971. the president rejected a last minute appeal. dozens of refugees have tried to storm the border between morocco. they sat for hours on a six metre high fence. only a few managed to enter the area and they were taken to a
migrant center. one was admitted to a health unit. riot mrsh pushed back thousands of angry economic migrants who want to be allowed access. macedonia will only accept people from places like syria, pal stan and iran. at europe's external boards means countries like slovenia are facing mounting pressure to identify all refugees passing through. this report from slovenia's border with austria >> reporter: by now pretty much everyone has had the say on the significance of paris except the refugees. there were some 700 lined up in the freezing rain on slovenia's border. they all knew about paris and they all despise i.s.i.l.
>> translation: we are with every single people here, we say thanks for everyone who help us and we are against the terrorist and we hate them judge with leaders admitting their own borders leak like an old bucket, it is claimed at least one of the paris attackers could have made the journey here hiding among everybody else in a false passport. even if so many of the people here pose no threat, absolutely nothing can be taken for granted any more. all it took was one syrian passport left on the grouped in par-- ground in paris, one of the fingerprint which proved that he had come through greece and made in 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. 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 uropol. yet specialists think criminal gangs will still find way around the borders if there's money in it >> some of them will find the loopholes in the fence or the smugglers who know how to transport into austria first or italy, but somehow the route will stop slightly and some of the migrants will go through the scene to italy or they should use the old way of marco spouse polos >> reporter: having been finger fronted already, once they cross into austria they disappeared into the massive tents. the army is in charge here.
10,000 people pass through here on thursday alone. in security terms, the walls of fortress europe are looking far too easy to breach an expert on refugee and humanitarian issues and dean at the school of international affairs at georgetown university. live from washington dc. very good to have you with us on al jazeera. so we're already seeing extra security measures against refugees coming to europe after the paris attacks. how are the attacks likely to affect european policies on refugees? >> there are obviously two very large issues at play. the first is the very important question of european security and the importance of the union as a whole as a condition to its members to know who is coming into its borders. the equally important issue is
upholding obligations under international refugee law to provide asylum to those who need it. the challenge is not only a political one, given it appears that at least two of the attackers in paris in come into france via greece, but it's also frankly a practical logistical one because europe clearly has to work more strongly together to create screening procedures that will not only allow people to apply for asylum that will also treat all european people equally on the attackers, who came through on passports, how given how difficult it is to do that and get refugee status and what screening and security measures need to be in place to stop
that? >> frankly the situation is very different in europe compared to the united states. the united states has a very strong screening process. i think since 1975 over three million people have been admitted to the united states as refugees and only 12, that's some four ten thousands of one% have had to be removed because of security issues that were identified prior to their arriving as refugees. this is a thorough process that involves screening at the point of refugee camps abroad and by the state department, for homeland security and other agencies. there are clearly lessons that can be learned from the u.s., but it requires frankly the european union to have a much more coherent and cohesive policy across all of the members states and not only share the burden of resettling refugees
but also far more importantly for this context to share the burden of adequate screening mechanisms to ensure you have responsibilities as well as security for the states involved thank you for that at georgetown university. we appreciate your time. >> my pressure-- pleasure people in hong kong are heading to the polls for the first time since last year. they're seen as current support for the movement more than 100,000 people took part in demonstrations. the occupied movement called for the right to choose a leader without interference from china. the protests didn't deliver that change. activists of that movement are standing as candidates for the first time. >> reporter: you know it's election time in hong kong when
candidates appear at the roadside to wave at the traffic. >> translation: i wanted to do it in touch with the residents. the best way to see them every day. >> reporter: joining the established parties for the first time is a new wave of candidates who got their first taste of politics in the umbrella movement. this man took part in the 79 day street occupation last year, pushing for greater democratic reforms from china. for him the ballot box plays a part in the ongoing struggle. >> translation: >> translation: both are important. it's not enough just for people to protest in the streets to force the government to do something. you need to have power in the councils. >> reporter: new groups have sprung up like young spiration. >> translation: the government should be more concerned with local people's issues and not so biassed to china. that's what we want to change
>> reporter: although the occupied movement failed, the camp ironically it could hurt them at the polls as they contend not only with the new comers, but determined effort by the other parties. the main democratic party is feeling the pressure. >> if you have three or four candidates, of course you will split up the votes. that make it easier for a probation candidate to win. >> reporter: whoever the winners and losers, the poll is expect to give the clearest indication yet of just how polarised hong kong has become since the decisive days people of argentina head for the polls on sunday. the economic issue has been dominated. the minimum wage earns less than
$700 a month. national growth was less than half a% last year. the 2001 meltdown when defaulted in foreign debt. security is another key issue dominating the campaign there. violent crime has risen over the past decade. some people were spoken to in the province who are tired of waiting for the government's >> reporter: tragedy has brought these women together. they lost their children to rising crime in the country. >> translation: he was my first son. he was loved and taken care of. he was a father and loved his child. what happened to him was unfair. just like that and he was gone >> reporter: this woman's son was shot when two young men tried to steal his motorcycle. he was 26 years old. this woman's son was stabbed to
death by a gang that tried to steal $20. >> translation: the day i had to identify him was the worst day in my life. we are still seeking justice. >> reporter: insecurity is one of the main issues in this coming election. the candidate for let's charge party has accused the government of corruption when dealing with insecurity. the governor and candidate says the situation has improved. he has created a new 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 say little has changed. >> translation: insecurity continues to increase. they added police officers but it has not changed much. >> reporter: that's why sympathy and others-- she and
others built this war. people say the government is not doing enough to protect them. 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 to build this wall. many of the crimes are committed by minors. how to deal with them has become another problem. >> translation: if a 13 yearly steals a---year-old steals a tape recorder and nothing happens, when crime escalates that is no surprise. >> reporter: explaining that is not easy to those who have lost everything. they hope the next president will work so that what happened to them won't happen again a capsule containing over
20,000 wishes for the future has been stored away in a museum. it markss the anniversary. two decades later the agreement has left the country deeply divide. the agreement saw the creation of what should have been a temporary constitution for bosnia it recognise three people. it carved up territory into two separate entities. 51% went to one area and the other 49% went to the other area. unusually the constitution was written in english. it has never been formally adopted by pafrlt and requires the agreement of all sides to change. it specifically says all refugees and displaced person have the right to freely to return to their homes but 20 years on the clause still hasn't been fully implemented.
a senior lecture in european politics says the peace agreement was successful and helped them to stop the war in bosnia. >> 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 end it. 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 still ahead it's been a day of mixed fortunes for the top football clubs in england. there were four premier league leaders in just one day.
it is time for the sports news. >> reporter: thank you very much. barcelona have extended their lead to six point now. a victory against madrid. he was particularly dangerous in this contest. two goals were either side of the date. substitute returned from a knee injury for the second win. a first home defeat with the
coach. there have have been four different leaders in the premier league in the space of a few hours. manchester city, man united, arsenal all took turns to take the pot. liverpool were out laid. the red ran a four one victory. the first on the ground since 2008. liverpool are up to 9th. city slipped to third. it's less the city who leads the way considering their dream england top flight where their top player scoring a record 10th goal in successive matches. >> they say every time i want to see the horses, i hand over the race. now it is important for us because it is important we have 28 point less 12 and we achieve our gap. our goal. >> reporter: today's other
leaders were mentioned manchester want, arsenal lose two one, chelsea have not stopped their win of four matches with a win against norich >> i think we don't deserve the heart beats of the last four minutes. i think we deserve to be enjoying the last four minutes with a lose three for nil result. relaxed what you couldn't. once more, the relation between what we play and the number of goals we score, the relation is not good. we should score three/four or five goals and we didn't. >> reporter: the other standings in the english premier league, the city one clear of top, ahead of manchester united. man city and articles natural and toppehham in fit.
security measures have been across football. one top game in belgium in to be called off. >> reporter: -- had to be called off. >> reporter: the french national anthem sounding out across all 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. never before has the sport been on such high alert. a match between germany and the netherlands was cancelled mid week due to a bomb threat and on saturday there were calls to postpone all belgian pro league fixture after the alert was raised to the highest level. all proceeded bar one, the game between locker and undellec.
in madrid at least a thousand police were present for the biggest game on the continent. >> translation: we're not afraid at all. we feel it's a safe city. we have no problem with that. >> reporter: there's 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: the ootidsens game had to be called off after riots between fans and police. scuffles broke up outside the stadium before the clash. inside a venue a flare landed at the feet of the players who had already made their way onto the
pitch. they wanted the game to go ahead, but it was formally called off sparking a mass pitch invasion. f.i.f.a.'s ethics committed recommended that the president blattter and platini should be investigated in relation to 2011. the investigation was completed on friday when they submitted the report to the judge for a final decision. it could end platini's campaign for the presidency. kings of asian club football for the second time in three years in front of 60,000 people. the first leg finished goalless, but on 54 minutes a score was
made. there was just time for a mark on the final as well as the chest of his opponent. summing up a miserable final winning there one nil. they will help to the f.i.f.a. world cup in december. dokovic is on course to win the final. he won seven of the last meetings between nadal. they're head to head record is level at 23 games a piece. >> i don't feel unbeatable, but it does definitely feel great when i'm playing the way i have played today. when i feel like i'm dictating
the pace and the match itself. >> reporter: djokovic will face roger federer. world number 3, macilroy is closing in on the title at the tour championship which is taking place. he had eight birdies, and was one shot behind andy sullivan. finals on sunday. he is four shots ahead of his nearest rival. if mcilroy wins on sunday, it will be four times he would have finished at the top. >> it would have been nice to at least b >> translation: rdy one of the final three holes, but i am in a
great position going ahead for tomorrow. i will try and play the same way i did today. >> reporter: that's the sport for now one of the most celebrated ballet dancers of the 20th century is being honoured in moscow. maya plisetskaya she would have been 90 on friday, but she died in may. >> reporter: a strong expressive face, a dynamic body. in an era when russian ballarinas were famous throughout the world, she was perhaps the most famous of all. >> translation: her uniqueness firstly was her look, her image, unrepeatable, but abouts what she had inside was impossible to teach. look at the way she dances. step-by-step she brings great dynam ism the perfect quality
for a ballet dancer. >> reporter: this weekend in moscow the brightest stars dancing at the theatre today are celebrating that talent with two performance called ava maya. if she hadn't died in may, friday would have been her 90th birthday. >> translation: when i heard she passed away, i was shocked. i remembered her when we had finished discussing the concert. she said everything look great. she said she have called everybody. the only thing was to live until then. >> reporter: her life was, as she put it, a battle, this jewish child of the soviet union lost her father and her mother was sent to the labor camps. the authorities never really trusted her. her whole adult 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 vi formal discipline, maya plisetskaya spontaneity was one of the things that 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's important for the theatre. it's important for the people who loved her and saw her performance. i don't doubt she will be watching from above. >> reporter: she will be joined by thousands of people down below. the events are pretty much sold out that does it for the al jazeera news hour, but i'm back in just a few minutes with another full news bulletin. thank you very much for watching.
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