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this is al jazeera welcome. you're watching the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes, breaking news, an explosion in istanbul shopping district less than a week after the targeting of ankara. scenes of shock and brief after a passenger jet crashes in russia. an arrest of the paris suspect salah abdeslam.
plus. >> reporter: who wants to live in a place where everything is difficult that's the question to many people of greenland. that's the question they're asking. we look at the problems contributing to a worrying exodus we start this news hour with breaking news out of turkey. a bomb has exploded in a major shopping and tourist area in central istanbul. not far away from taksim square. the investigation very much live and ongoing. we under three people have been killed. several more were wounded. turkey has been rocked by five major bombings since july last year, including attacks a week ago in the capital which killed 35 people. we have an eyewitness on the line. you were talking to us a few minutes ago. can you rerack that conversation
for us so we know exactly what happened. take us through what you experienced. >> actually, i got scared because this is the first time i've been in a situation like this you were telling us that you saw 100 plus people, i guess it would be fair to say running for their lives? >> yes. including myself where are you at the moment? >> i'm somewhere near taksim. i was looking for a new bus stop other than the one that i used to go to recently tell us about the area where this blast happened. >> near a famous place in
istanbul. that's all thanks very much for talking to us here. to our correspondent, what do you make of what happened there? not a million miles away from the consulates, but not particularly close to the consequence lates >> reporter: from that perspective, the german consulate decided to close its doors 48 hours ago after they had credible information that some sort of an attack was imminent. that would pose a question to the authorities whether they had that information and what they did with that information if an attack ended up faking place. significantly here is that three people have been killed. this is what's more significant is where it took place. before in ankara, for example, it took place in a busy shopping area but not necessarily one that is very popular with
tourists. the street is like a bomb going off in oxford street in london for fifth avenue in new york. they're moving towards tourist attractions. 35 million tourists visit turkey every year. it is something that the economy depends on to a large effect. that's what is significant about this. saturday early afternoon or morning you're talking about hundreds of people walking there, tourists, locals, the shops are open and that's going to be something that the government is going to be looking at and wondering how they can prevent something like this from happening thank you for that. at least three people have died and several others have been injured. our reporter covering this story
on the news hour, john, this is another audacious attack. >> reporter: yes. actually, the governor of istanbul make an announcement saying that one of the buildings, which belongs to the local authorities in istanbul, four people have lost their lives in this explosion and 20 injuries, four of them reported as critical. that's the update, i guess, for what is happening now in istanbul and the police still is gathering evidence about the explosion four dead, 20 injured, four people critically im, but when you talk about government offices, just fill us in
completely. is that local government, city government, national government? >> reporter: it's belong to the national government actually. this building basically is the representative of the governor of istanbul in every small district. it includes some unitss of the interior minister and some governing offices that is taking, you know, the governmental issues in that small places or communities, the districts with the main office in istanbul. so these offices is in every single district of istanbul and it includes a small police department and, as i said, some manage offices as well
would that be the most obvious, softest target to go for in that particular area? >> reporter: actually, it is a target, but there are a lot of targets in this area, like other correspondents mentioned, it is very heavy part of istanbul. this might be one of the goals of the attackers. as i said, this city was on a high alert, so this kind of target is symbolically very important and even though there are much more important or bigger targets in the area, maybe they couldn't get close to it, but still the explosion
according to the istanbul governor was that government building thanks for that update. four people have lost their lives in the past hour. 20 people are injured. four of them are in a critical condition. we're talking to our correspondent as well. if this was a government office, it must have had security. it must have had somebody standing near the front door with a gun. >> reporter: not necessarily. it depends how high level you're talking about and how the way these things are guarded. unless it's a high-level national office, ministries or so force, one or two policemen, and because this is a tourist designation, it is something where you've got hundreds if not thousands of people flocking to every hour. if you have a guard there saturday morning, it's not
necessarily likely that he will be at the height of his attention looking at what's going on here. there is significance here in also looking at when we're looking at how the government is responding or authorities are respondingment we just saw on one of the motorcade, probably the mayor of istanbul or senior people. they will want to react to this on to show they have everything under krochlt critics of the government say they come out within 90 minutes or two hours once they've started shutting down the local broadcasters because that's what they do. that's the reaction. they close down broadcasting and then they flee it up again. at that point from the government, the critics say,
it's the kurds, and then maybe 24 hours later they find the information to back up that assumption. that's what critics say. if you're erdogan, you've got to protect your country and that's how he feels he is best able to do that, i suppose. >> reporter: it is interesting because i actually put that question to the turkish prime minister two weeks ago after the ankara explosion. i said how were you so confident with verifying the person within a few hours if you're that quick surely you should be able to pre-empt it. his response was that they have a security apparatus that works everywhere and whilst they have suspects who they monitor, because they don't want to be accused of draking down on civil liberties and so forth, they can't arrest anybody until they commit a crime. so they have a short list that they suspect will do something but they can't do anything until
they do. the average person in turkey will be wondering how safe is it. 35 million people going there, tourists, will be wondering whether they really want to go to istanbul. once the tourism is affected p and the economy is affected and the stability of the party is affected. unless they find a way to do it, and i think if it does come or appear that maybe the kurdish separatists were behind this, that's where they're going to find the soft spolt where they can hit turkey hard. if they succeed to do this, that's where it's going to get mess oo. we have seen six explosions in the five or six months. that's a mass scale for any country to deal with, let alone one embroiled in such issues
right there now talking to an average people who has lived in turkey for a long time. a journalist living and working in istanbul. what are you hearing? >> lots of speculation, whether the bomb went off early. this is the very heart of the civilian area, entertaining district ask not far from where the bomb blast took place, there's a very large school. that school-- there are those who are trying too find children. it's a teaming part of the city.
there has been an expectation that people are on edge, alert, expecting some incident. we know that people are going to the movies, people are not in the restaurants as much as they used to be. people have been keeping away from this. there is a sense of anxiety we seemed to have crossed something of a rub kon-- r eurekas bicon. we have lost count, but it's around five or six. is it beginning to feel like the beginning of some sort of low-level, a coordinated contain because the people po say they're coordinated of course, but some sort of low-level war
far and the authorities react quickly but they cannot stop this attack taking place. >> there is much to what you said. turkey being turkey, this isn't the first time there has been explosions. this hasn't been the first time that we have seen incidents of this kind. as someone who lives there and works here, actuarially your chances are good. you don't expect to be caught up in a bomb blast. i'm more careful than i've ever been about going around the city or just keeping my eyes open. there is that sense of anxiety. in a country of 78 million people with thousands of people walking the streets there, their ability to fight this war is limited. there's a great - when you say it's coordinated, perhaps they
are coordinated. in a sense turkey is fighting on many fronts. of course, a lot of people would argue they're not fighting wisely or well. at the moment the government is trying to - the agenda of the government is to elevate the issue, to create a presidential, very powerful presidential authority. people often suspect that there may be welcoming this instability in the way of increasing authority, making
people turn towards a strong leader which they might not otherwise do many thanks. as you can see there, we saw that delegation of - i will take a journalistic punt. i think that's a local government spokesman or a spokesman for the mayor's office or certainly for the government operating out of ankara telling us what's going on there. we do want to get a sense of what is going on and what the official takes of the events of the past hour actually is. also what they plan to do about it. almost as if they were waiting for this thing to happen, the way that that group of gentleman wearing very smart suits, black coats, instantly ready. that would generally take three to five hours some place else. that's perhaps a measure of how responsive the turkish government be at a national or a local level is to this kind of
incident because, as you were saying earlier, this is what, the fifth or sixth similar attack that started last june or july. >> reporter: it shows how volatile the situation is, that you're on call. july ask when the peace-- is when the peace process eventually collapsed. in the year and a half before that, turkey saw piece that it never saw-- peace that it never saw before. there was negotiations about releasing the ladder from jail. they broke down after turkish policemen were killed by p.k.k. fighters. out of all the explosions, the half or dozen or so, only one was claimed to be by i.s.i.l. all the rest were claimed to be
by kurdish separatists. what makes them dangerous is that they build themselves as a splinter group from the p.k.k. that is going to make that difficult too because if you are able to bring the p.k.k. on side or even if you do manage to marginalise them, there's another group that will come. i didn't know p it's akin to how things were during the height of the ira conflict in the u.k., that even though there what negotiatio negotiations-- were negotiations, they need to find a way to bring down the violence thank you for that clarity.
you can track that story as well on our website, aljazeera.com. taking you live to the palace in paris because the minister responsible for, in effect, homeland security is talking right now. salah abdeslam was wounded and detained successfully following that raid on a flat in brussels in olembek last night local time. he has been taken to brouche. let's listen in no that conference to get the french government thinking on where they are, particularly to do with the paris attacks when 130 people lost their lives.
>> translation: the intelligence services of france and belgium as well as the investigations allowed us to track and find salah abdeslam yesterday. i want to thank the dedicated work of the investigators and also the belgian authorities for their unfailing work with us. the judicial police and as well as the criminal department here also took part in the operation yesterday within the context. french belgian investigation which was nullity in place on 16 november which using - which both the belgian and french judicial authorities take part in. the objectives of this meeting
today was to improve the cooperation between france and belgium in terms of national security, intelligence, investigative police and the general fight against terrorism. from 13 november these seven tourists died but three other individuals implicated in the attack were also neutralized on 19 november and another was found and intercepted last tuesday. in the context of the open investigations since 13 november, ten individuals have been hemmed in custody. from france and belgium. as you know, others are actively being tracked by france and
belgium as we speak. 74 individuals linked to terrorist activities have been stopped and 37 of them have been put in custody and we will never - the terror ministers in charge of the fight against terrorism, their work has never been so intense. this activity continues. it will allow us to demantle these amphetamine works of people who are determined to xhilt atroe shoulds acts-- commit atroe shoulds acts. atrocious acts. they want to pinpoint and hold people that are at risk of acts of terrorism. the fights that we are leading,
we have not achieved what we want to do. the threat is still very hay and we have to continue our efforts. we will continue to make obtain vigilance given the level of threat and we will continue in the weeks to come to take further actions given the fact that we have raised our budgets in order to armour forces and to give them more means to fight this risk of terrorism which we must permanently now take on board. the president of the republic and the-- he is standing outside the palace in paris. he is the french socialist politician currently minister of the interior. let's stay with the pictures, but we will talk to jacky
rowland who is in brussels where the arrest of salah abdeslam took place 15 hours ago. they put together his electronic footprint, they were trying to do that, but it was good old-fashioned police work, a fingerprint that led to his detention. >> reporter: it was a combination of pieces of evidence to be fair. yes, there was that fingerprint in the flat in forest that the police raid on tuesday, but there was a vital piece of electronic evidence; namely acres cell phone. a cell phone number that had been associated with him which had been lying dormant for a long time but was still being monitored by police. that sell phone was suddenly turned on shortly after the raid on that flat in forest. there was a very brief telephone call made from that number which led police to make the deduction that, in fact, salah abdeslam was one of the people who fled
from that apartment after police raided it. when you put together the evidence of the fingerprint in the arment and the-- apartment and then the telephone, and then he didn't have anywhere else to go, a family, who themselves according to belgian media have a number of family members who are believed to have gone to syria themselves. when you start going to people that are connected with your own family, that's the point where you make yourself easier to trace we're into the loop of the extradition process. that has to take a couple of days, perhaps. once all the paperwork is done, he will be in france and they will be asking him very, very searching questions i'm sure that the
questioning has already begun here in belgian because, of course, when you're looking about the potential crimes that are being committed here and we're talking about conspiracy to commit mass murder, we know that a number of the authors of the attacks, some attackers killed on november 13, they were based here. clearly there was some planning, extensive works done here, so the belgium police will have questions. obviously from a point of view of jurisdiction, salah abdeslam is a french national. the main crime, the killing of 130 people and the wounding of about 300 others, took place within french jurisdiction. so clearly there is an imperative for him to face justice in france. it is a question of how long they will take in terms of paperwork, annex tradition
hearing. he will have a defense laura pointed for him, that lawyer may say that and it could take days thank you for that. investigators trying to work out what happened to the plane that crashed. it missed the runway in southern russian early on friday morning. the jet abandoned its first attempt to the landing and circled for two hours. it then crashed on the second attempt. the fly dubai ceo expressing his devastation at the news of the crash. >> we do not yet know all of the details of the incident but we
are working closely with the authorities to establish precisely what happened. we are making every effort to care for those affected and will provide assistance to the families and friends of those who were on board to al jazeera's correspondent who is in moscow for us. more questions than answers, but everyone is working together to try to finally work out what went wrong here. >> reporter: yes. absolutely. we do know that the crisis management team of fly dubai is on its ways to the scene. the russian team has arrived and is on the runway and near the runway where that plane crashed cysting through the debris trying to find some clues. we know that the second black box was found. it was found in the last hour or
so. now that they have these two plaque boxes, investigators were able to go through it and try to figure out what happened exactly. as you mentioned earlier, there is several theories going on. what we know is that the plane first attempted to land. that didn't work. it went up again to an altitude of around 9,000 metres and stayed there for about two hours circling about ten times over the airport and that's when it started the second descent and that failed attempt to land and then followed by that fatal crash. now, as you said, there is one theory that says that during that second attempt the pilot had to take altitude again and the tail or the wipg would have clipped the ground and then the plane would have crashed. another theory that is also going around here is that at a
certain point, around 4,000 metre, there was very strong gust and wind. it would appear that the pilot lost control of the aircraft and nose dived and had that large exr explosion that we saw on the cctv footage thanks very much. let's get important for you on that other big story that's happening here on the news hour. here is what we know so far. at least four people have been killed in the explosion at a popular shopping market in istanbul. 20 people have been injured. four of them are critically. it comes after 37 were killed in the turkish capital. talking to a military analyst. very early days, but who do you think might be responsible for
this? >> well, the attack brings us to evidence that it may be again the p.k.k. affiliated to the freedom falcons organization. this organization has claimed responsibility for last week's ankara bombing attack, so it may be - i mean, the officials haven't identified or haven't given any hint at this stage which organization they may be responsible, but there is an understanding that there may be t a.k. whose members are fighting in turkey's south-east since mid-july
we haven't heard an especially large amount of information or speculation about the falcans, to pick up on that terminology that you used, the splinter group of the p.k.k. we have heard a lot over the past month or so. why are they, if this it was their work, why are they getting tracks when it-- traction when it comes to wanting to carry out this kind of attack? >> several months ago, p.k.k. has announced that the fighting be spread automatic over turkey. if the south east clashes and violence is not stopped. turkish authorities should have been vigilant enough against terrorist attacks in turkey all over the country and it is
supposed to be a splinter group, but there is strong link between p.k.k. and the kurdistan freedom falcons. this organization reemerged after the airport bombing monitoring the airport, if you remember late last year. it has reemerged again. so at this moment we are just speculating about the freedom falcons, but we know there has been a warning against lambic state attack on turkish targets also. there has been possibility of imminent attacks by islamic state in turkey.
we can't be sure until none of the organizations claim responsibility for the attack, but, in other words, we are facing multiple attacks from both p.k.k. and from i.s.i.s. we shouldn't rule out the possibility of i.s.i.s. attacks if it is not - if it doesn't done this morning, then there is also possibility of the attacks on turkish soil thanks very much for that insight. we will talk now to our al jazeera producer who ask at the scene of the attack in istanbul. nadal, what are you seeing and hearing? what's going on there right now? >> well, we see helicopters.
also i can tell you that there is a series of - everyone is tense here going back to basics for a second. what do we believe happened and when did the happen? [indistinct] >> i can tell you they targeted the mayor's building if istanbul. he is intending to enter the mayor's building. since saturday, he [indistinct]
thank you very much. it's interesting, what you were saying ten minute ago dovetails with what the analyst says, how the p.k.k. fractured and talking about the t a.k. there was a point when relations between erdogan and the p.k.k. and their political representation inside the turkish parliament was heading in, one could call it, the right directionment that relationship then detonated-- direction. that relationship then detonated because it wasn't good for erdogan. is that why we're seeing this? >> reporter: essentially, yes, but i mean also we've got to look at it from the another perspective as well. there are other external
regional powers at play. erdogan and his government would claim that support for the kurdish separatist coming from outside is what's making them more bold in their approach as well. also they would claim that whilst these attacks are taking place, and we heard a comment by a senior minister a couple of days ago, that whilst they're being undertaken by the p.k.k. or the freedom fall cans, it's just-- falcons, it is p.k.k. reinventing themselves they're rebranding themselves. >> reporter: essentially. the turkish security forces have put several kurdish areas under siege or under curfew for several weeks and months now in the south east of the countriment they say they're doing that because of attacks against them. the kurds say if you're going to do that we will come to your cities and show you what we can do as well thanks very much.
a dark day for humanitarian. that's how amnesty international described the deal between the e.u. and turkey to reduce the number of refugees getting into europe. anyone who arrives in the greek island as of sunday and doesn't qualify for asylum will be sent back to turkey. leader hope the plan will see kroings drying up within april more than-- crossings. >> reporter: it is a deal that will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of stranded refugees and migrants. a game changer in the crisis that has shaken the very foundations of the e.u. it is to stem the employee of refugee into europe >>-- the flow of refugees into europe. >> turkey will get all those crossing to islands illegally, but europe will receive the same number of legal migrants from there. it is fair and encouraging steps
for refugees as well. those who are looking for their few times. >> some think this argument is a silver bullet, but the reality is more complex. it is just one strategy and can work only if the other pillars are also implemented. >> reporter: in return turkey has asked for the e.u. to double the amount of aid for refugees in the country to 6.7 billion dollars. turkey also wants a visa-free travel for its citizens in the e.u. this could happen as early as june. the agreement many come into force at midnight on sunday. all migrant will be processed and returned to turkey that arrive after that. >> reporter: they could be eligible for resettlement, but there are concerns there could be a surge of people trying to reach e.u. before the sunday
deadline. worries about the legality of the deal. some are worried about returning refugees back to a country that they say has a questionable attitude to civil liberties and human rights >> the decision will violate european treaty on human rights and the international treaty on human rights. from a moral and political perspective, you can not exchange money for people. without providing the proper assistance and training and access for refugees to go to the labor market, it will be nothing. >> reporter: when it comes to reducing the number of people arriving in europe, the e.u. needs turkey on side. turkey knows it has a powerful roll-- role to play that is in theory the plan. now there is the huge and complicated task of actually making it work. to start with the the e.u. will
take many professionals to the area. greece will also deploy upon tores to the coast of turkey, about 9 kilometers from the greek island of lesbos. that's a major entry point for refugees and migrants. with alternative routes still available, such as crossing from libya to italy, there are questions about how effective this plan will be. joining us on skype is the senior government relations with save the children. welcome. do you think this plan has a chance of success? >> i have to say we're very sceptical and actually deeply disappointed by the way that this process has unfolded. granted what has come out of the summit today is slightly better than what was proceeded with firstly. it's borders and not people at the heart of this agreement
are your lawyers telling you it's legal because it occurs to me that the legality question has been mooted for a couple of weeks now. people were saying mass deportations, against international law. what is the distance between mass deportations and counting one person out and one person in if the one out, one in amounts to a cue of hundreds or thousands of people at any one time? >> exactly. there are so many questions to be answered about this deal. it is an entirely twisted logic to say that one person has to risk their life at sea for another person to be granted safe passagement there are some details saying that greece has to listen to every asylum application that is made and it has to be dealt with in greece and an appeal can be made in greece. if that is followed through properly and doesn't discriminate on be national
ultimately, then in theory it is more legal than what was first mooted the system that they had in place three months ago now, everyone says the same thing. it failed and it failed utterly because you cannot differentiate in reality, when you've got these makeshift home-made camps, you can't differentiate between an syrian, iraqi, afghan, someone from somalia and ethiopia. if you add in dpis >> the response so far has been wholly inadequate and we've seen through these border closures in
the camps. the idea that the e.u. can turn around and implement something on this scale is pretty questionable and actually they are going to pour this money and this resource into a scheme, it should be about speeding up family reunion and making sure there are safe and legal routes into and through europe the european boss was saying one of the other plusses to this plan is the way that this will defeat the people smugglers. if your organization had this amount of money as a budget, how could you spend, a sizeable chumpg of that to stop the people smugglers because the reality on the ground is now between greece and mass dpoen i can't, the border is sealed. the balkan route is closed, but one assumes here that the people smugglers regroup, think about it again and deploy their resources in different areas surely >> yes. i think we've said time and time again the only way you break
that business model is by providing safe and legal routes. what european leaders seem to completely not understand is that the people seeking sanction tree in-- sanctuary in europe is a last resort. they will do anything to get to the place they want to be to find their family because they've run out of hopeless where. it completely misunderstands the rick that people are willing to takement we know there is a more dangerous crossing through from libya to italy, more dangerous ground routes. people will continue to make use of those and people smugglers will find a way to profit thank you very much >> thank you a judge in brazil has blocked the appointment of the former president lula da silva to the cabinet of the current leader dilma rousseff.
it brings people out onto the streets to protest. >> reporter: this is the heart land of the governing workers party. they criticise large sections of the brazilian media and judiciary which they accuse of conducting a coup against the president. >> translation: here we even have people who don't completely agree with what the president is doing, but we don't want to see a coup to the end of dome object res >> reporter: many were drawn by rumors their hero would address the crowd. >> translation: this movement is much more organized and we have far more people than we expected. that should be enough to legit miz dilma rousseff's government. >> translation: we are ready to die if that's necessary. they will not take away from us the best presidents that brazil has ever had.
>> reporter: this was the biggest pro-government gathering. this is a show of strength to counter the huge opposition really ee last sunday in which something like three million people demonstrated across brazil. a low turn out here would have been a catastrophe for the government. this large showing has really only further polarized brazilian society. the opposition has said it will respond repeating these protests seen last sunday. the biggest in the country's history. it was dubbed the car wash scandal. implicating business leaders and major politicians, including the former presidential lula da silva. lula da silva is the man that this crowd, the government supporters, came to hear. >> translation: i'm not going into the government to fight. i'm going to help my colleague dilma rousseff to help her do what she needs to do for the country >> reporter: as he was speaking, the supreme court was blocking
every year greenland loses many people seeking a life elsewhere. the population is just 56,000. a few years ago this tiny country was hoping to stand on its own two feet by cutting ties with denmark. >> reporter: growing up in greenland has changed. children here would once have been designed to be hunters, fishermen or reindeer hearders. the country has severe social problems like alcoholism and unemployment. every year hundreds leave to seek a better life in denmark, the colonial ruler. others give up altogether. this single mother has attempted suicide twice and escaped problems at home. she is running a suicide
prevention company as she tries to build a better life back in nu u.k. >> of course, who wants to live in a place where everything is difficult, where it is hard to get a home. i've been living and renting an apartment on the black market for the past 16 months. deciding to come back to greenland in 2012 was one of my biggest mistakes. >> reporter: with 10% unemployment and the world's highest suicide rate, many people here believe there's little reason to stay. life here can be harsh. in the short-term at least hand outs from denmark could be the only solution. greenland relies on a yearly 526 million dollar stipend from copenhagen.
>> we have to do a better job to inform people that denmark doesn't mean great life. it doesn't mean that it's going to solve your problems. you're going to have to solve your problems here and denmark can't do it for you. >> reporter: small time giants are one of the biggest bands but afraid their career can be damageded by moving back to greenland >> there's a bit of prejudice in denmark towards greenland. you have to go to denmark to try to achieve something that you can't achieve here in greenland. it is a low ceiling for what you can achieve here. >> reporter: it may be only so high you can climb here. the path to adult hood is not a smooth one now the sports news. >> reporter: lewis hamilton has
clinched poll position. the qualifying session saw a new format. drivers have to line-up and are eliminated at one-by-one at 90-second intervals. it has come under criticism and fans, drivers and team bosses describes it as boring. most team didn't bother running in the last session. the fastest qualifying time ahead of his team mate who was skekd quickest and sebas tishgs an in third. one of the biggest rifl rees in world cricket will be india taking on pakistan. this match was moved to kal cut a-- calcutta over security concerns. pakistan won their opening match against bangladesh by a big margin. >> we're going to take this as a positive sign.
which is really good. yes, we have got a good attack. we need runs on the board i guess. as well as indians go, i don't think they watch this game as a game of cricket. it's more of a border rivalry. they want to get one up on each other. there is much more to the particular game. farce people are concerned, they put their emotions into the game. it's for the players it's strig to and keeping the motions england have made history. they completed the competitions biggest to beelt south after. they were put in after the toss winning. they thashd 50 fz. it brought them to 229 with the pair putting on an unbeaten 60 run partnership. england responded with well hitting 44 off the first two
overs. england chasing down the target with two balls to spare. defending nba champions, golden state warriors beat their position. 116 to 11 for this match. houston have won ten of their last 11 games against minnesota. tennis world number one has become the oldest ever fiblist at the wales masters. she over came on a slow start. the american is through to the final for the first time in 15 years. she will now face her opponent on sunday at 34 years and six months, a month older than
martina when she won the tourn amount in 1991. novak djokovic had a show down at the indian wales masters. the world number one dominated tie breakers to take the match. he was going for a fisted title. the last time placed nadal was in january. >> we're the first event of the year and was not fish. it was the best performancement year. i'm happy for the way that i completed, especially today i played very high level. >> reporter: jason day leads in florida. the world number three sank a 35 foot birdie put on his final
ball. he is on 13 under. the australian is a seven time winner on the pga tour. that's all your sport for now thanks very much: you can get lots more news whenever you want to on our web side aljazeera.com. you can talk to everyone here on the team. if you're looking at an update on the breaking news, you can find it there on the website, the very latest out of istanbul. four people killed, 20 injured and four of them in a critical condition. we're being told the death toll has risen to five, in fact. it looks like, and i do have to stress, it looks like the apparent target was a local government building in that immediate locality, although the diplomatic quarter is less than ten minutes walk away. we will have 30 minutes of world news for you when we come back.
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