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some of her supporters going to the far right until muslim i ask do you just call him out with a whole number of seats for a far right party. and this is al jazeera live from london also coming up as iraqi kurds prepare for monday's independence vote iran and iraq take steps to punish them. that fell play and send the message of protest to the u.s. president trump nailing joining the u.s. national anthem at games on both sides of the atlantic plus. i'm tanya page reporting from south africa where these grannies are fighting old age with boxing. eggs. polls in germany's elections put angela merkel and her party on course for
a fourth term in office but merkel lost electoral support and that helped deliver the best result for a far right party in decades the polls say that angela merkel center right christian democratic union party won thirty three point three percent of the vote giving them two hundred twenty seats and main rival and current coalition partner the center left social democrats led by martin schultz got around twenty one percent of the one hundred thirty seven seats but the biggest change to germany's political scene is this the far right and the anti islam alternative for germany or i.f.t. getting thirteen point two percent of the vote translates into eighty seven seats and makes them the third biggest policy this really are the main parties one between nine and ten percent of the vote could find themselves in power as part of a coalition in a victory speech merkel vowed to win back votes from the a.f.c.
. they did not release. these and we don't have to beat around the bush of course we hope for a better result that is clear however we mustn't forget we've had a very challenging time in office and that's why i'm glad that we've achieved the strategic objective of our election campaign. we've got a challenge in the f.t. has entered the federal parliament will have to analyze and evaluate what happened because we want to regain those who voted for the a.f.d. . the day in barber has the latest from berlin. they were always expected to win but sundays or celebrations at c.d.u. headquarters and get a miracle now gets to govern for a fourth term and for the chancellor who's managed to overcome every challenge thrown her way the job of forming a ruling coalition isn't stacked because we the c.d.u. c.s.u. are the strongest party we have a mandate to form a government and there can be no government formation against us. bill and was also
hosting a world class marathon near the finish line many eyes were on who'd manage a late sprint for seats here in germany's national parliament where the race for seats here at the buddhist toggle parliament is over and the winner was never really in doubt but one of the main are known as was exactly how big the presence of the right wing populist party. for deutsche runs would be. in the event it did better than anyone predicted. not only does it enter the bundestag for the first time it's likely to be the third largest party now a thorn in merkel side on a national level originally a small euro skeptic movement it's gaining ground by opposing merkel's decision to allow in almost a million refugees two years ago. we've been given an electoral mandate and we will accept this electoral mandate with humility because millions of
voters. given us their trust to carry out constructive opposition work in the german parliament and we will deliver ladies and gentlemen we will deliver. and what of the man who was supposed to represent a threat to the status quo social democrat leader martin short threw everything at the campaign but never convince enough people his policies were really that different from miracles. today is a difficult and bit a day for german social democracy i won't talk around it we have failed our election goal after suffering defeat in our heartland of north rhine-westphalia we have lost the federal election it's entirely possible she will form a government with the greens in the pro-business free democrats whatever happens this election is delivered to clear messages many germans are unhappy with merkel's policy on immigration and refugees but at the same time she still manages to run rings around every other politician that al-jazeera. well let's go straight to the
mccain who's also in berlin dominic plenty still to sorts out in the wake of this election result. plenty indeed there are all sorts of an answered questions being posed here at christian democrats headquarters about where they go next how they move forward they clearly have the largest share of the vote in this election result of police in the exit polls but who will they govern with next the questions as we heard in a report that people are saying here it's called the jamaica coalition the colors of the national flag of jamaica black for the christian democrats gold for the free democrats liberals and the green for the green party but will those parties be prepared to compromise to form a coalition and then the next question obviously is what is the effect of this resurgence of the far right in germany what sort of effect will that have the fact there will be more than eighty members of the new parliament supporting this far right policy was put some of those questions to my guest here who is from rasmussen
global an organization set up by the former secretary general of nato and us for us and mr bunker is i'm going to medical school for a team dented by this result yes she leads the largest party in the still but she's lost nearly ten percent of the vote and recently perhaps almost one hundred seats in parliament no definitely she is so i think her authority is jealous more than ever as you said so she is actually the big loser if you put it like this so she lost more than ten percent her social democratic coalition partner only five percent she broke kind or she let it happen that kind of a golden rule within the city you had been broken that there was should never be space on the political spectrum right from the c.d.u. and now you have with nearly fifteen percent thirteen percent the alternative for germany and a lot of classical c.d.u. voters moved to this party so she's under enormous pressure from within the. marty
and you could feel it here in the headquarter of the c.d.u. with this mood of uncertainties of people understood the message ok we're not the glory winners of this election so there's a lot of work for us to do well in one of the discussion for months programs television burdens on german television playing out right now they call it the elephant in the under which for our viewers is effectively a round table all the party leaders meet up after the election and discuss the results and what it means and we understand i'm going to merkel has said that she will not result you not stand back from her comment from the comments about his shop and us that she does not regret the decision to allow in so many refugees to this country and yet people say that that decision has fueled this support for the alternative for germany party what does it mean the fact that you now have a far right party with thirteen percent of the vote and conceivably more than that percentage in terms of seats in parliament what does it mean for germany i'm pretty sure it would change the the tone and the culture within the parliament the
political debate will be much more polarized than we've seen this before and this was one of the major complaints by people who voted for the day that actually the ground coalition with the two thirds majority is just outmaneuvering things so they are just silent about the pressures issues of every day people you know of ordinary citizens and now of course the parliament will be again the platform for these kind of political debates yesterday also in this round so much in short made this also he also changed his tone into an opposition tone although he's still part of the ruling coalition is the work of thank you very much for your analysis the point to make here is one of the slogans of the far right and a nice campaign and in the past few years it's been picked up by other far right groups they say in german mcenroe's back that means machall must go clearly that will not happen she leads the largest group in parliament it's very likely indeed she will form the next. coalition as chancellor but alongside perhaps where more
than eighty members of a far right parliament elected in into parliament on a wave of opposition to angela merkel back to you in london many thanks john mccain having as a very latest on that german election results. the iraqi government is ramping up its efforts to stop a controversial kurdish independence referendum on monday is also a autonomous kurdish region to hand over control of its international border posts and international airports is also calling on foreign countries to stop the oil trading with the kurdish region and to deal with the baghdad government instead speaking earlier prime minister about the war and the vote would have dire consequences for the kurdish regions with a little wish i'd been called the i want to speak clearly with our dear kurdish
people most of the problems in your region are local and not coming from the guard and the call of the session will only make the crisis of economic and financial difficulties get bigger resulting from the corruption and bad management i want to direct my worse to the kurdish people and ask those responsible where has the money from oil revenues gone. but the president of iraq's kurdish regional government massoud barzani insists the vote will go ahead he says officials in baghdad has failed to live up to the promises they made to the kurds. they have been continuing in threatening and humiliate you know people the state that we agreed on should have been a state based on citizenship federalism pluralism multiculturalism and democracy but unfortunately the state we have right now in iraq is a theocratic sectarian state. well the turkish and iranian president has spoken on the phone about the iraqi kiddish independence referendum and voiced concern that it will cause regional chaos iran put on
a show of force near its border with iraq to stop the spread of kurdish separatism within its homelands say television ad footage of explosions and smoke rising as part of military drills held by the revolutionary guards. the u.s. also say as a referendum could fuel tensions and distract from the battle. the capital of iraq's kurdish region. he has dedicated his life to the kurdish flag making a living out of it even after spending two years in saddam hussein's jail but since he started his business twenty one years ago it's never been so good his products are selling like hotcakes. wire flags from all countries raised at the u.n. except ours it's enough our children died in the war against iso and now they send us the shia paramilitary forces to scare us we are mountain people we're not afraid of saddam hussein and now we're not afraid of
a molecule or. a bill is plastered with kurdish colors there's a spike in national pride ever since the referendum for self-determination was announced kurds also proud of their president muscled barzani who stands firm despite international pressure to postpone the referendum the majority of the five million registered voters are expected to say yes the vote is also taking place in the disputed territories currently under control of the kurdish forces but one of the biggest challenges is that most of the people from those areas are now scattered around the kurdish region many of them living in camps here there is none of the joy celebrations seen just a short drive away what is more worried about the fate of her son she hasn't heard from him since he was captured by i still about a year ago from the town of sin. we already lost our homes our town on neighbors the life we've known for thirty or forty years we will say yes but who
knows if we look at our rights we from the disputed areas on our ships lost at sea we want someone who will be able to stare us to safety an estimated three hundred thousand displaced iraqis will vote in one thousand. across the region their ballots will go through a special procedure. trying to have the whatever example this is the ballot anybody will vote yes or no then it's put into an envelope the secrecy on this envelope will go into another with a name and ration card number once checked if the name is on the registry we will count certain if not we will throw it away. but folks this is a historic moment once they have been waiting for for a lifetime even if nonbinding for many this referendum is the last step before declaring independence but at the high meet al-jazeera arabic still to come. too traumatized to. drink the terrible toll of crack down on the right hand.
calling the zone with the u.s. president and new threat to north korea's leader. hello and welcome to international weather forecast we've got some pretty stormy weather affecting parts of the adriatic and down through into the odeon sea at the moment meanwhile we've got an area of high pressure trying to dominate across much of europe are pushing these weather fronts back out towards the west with this in the ones coming in from that direction so we're going to see more storms developing down through the adriatic and ionian seas so some the greek islands look to be quite lively of the next twenty four hours some big storms here meanwhile out across more western areas we've got rather cool conditions and the front trying to make its way in from the west heading on through into choose day temperatures
recovering a little bit ahead of the next frontal system coming in that direction you notice all dry but rather cool weather beginning to push in moscow i think is sort of weather that many northern areas will be seeing in the coming days as that high begins to dominate me more on the other side of the mediterranean weather conditions are dry and fine temperature into low thirty's in cairo we've lost the showers through the gulf of sirte they should be gone into central parts of africa are still seeing a swathe of showers across sudan so sit down come from republican camera share as the setting as far south as could possibly prevail there picking up wanted to but bamako mali should be dry high is here of thirty three. too often on the streets of india women are victims but a new force is at play. female police officers are combat in
sexual assault and domestic abuse. but changing society is a challenge and so is life behind the badge for india's lady called. at this time on al-jazeera. read. welcome back reminder the top story on al jazeera german chancellor angela merkel is on track for a fourth term in power as poll suggests the party won a third of votes in the election the opposition social democrats say they will leave her coalition and go into opposition. hundreds of demonstrators have gathered
in protests outside the headquarters of the far right party which is set to become the further largest political force in the german parliament after winning around thirteen percent of votes. and they were out of central government has asked the autonomous kurdish region to hyundai over control of its border crossings and that as it ramps up efforts to stop monday's independence referendum. us federal aid has started to arrive in. deal with the devastation left by hurricane maria eleven ships have entered the main port bringing in food and more than six million acres of drinking water more ships are expected to arrive jury in the week meanwhile tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from an area near the. river in the northwest.
animals have drowned and cars are stuck on the houses a house we just passed had four vehicles under including an ambulance and a large vehicle everything is lost only the people have been our lives of the most important believe. that we lost our house it was completely flooded we lost everything cars and cloyd's we have nothing. thousands of volunteers have traveled to mexico city to help with a softer two deadly earthquakes five days ago a devastating seven point one tremor rocked the city killing more than three hundred people the authorities say hopes of finding more survivors under the rubble fading in the first three days sixty nine people were pulled out alive but since friday only bodies have been recovered. the head of the un's refugee agency has met some of the four hundred thirty thousand refugees who fled from bangladesh and then are living in makeshift camps
they've told filippo grandi about their experiences of violence in the states including allegations of right violence and even. this has been seems to twenty fifth of august the fastest and most urgent refugee emergency in the world you know the figures but let me repeat them we estimate that four hundred almost four hundred and thirty thousand refugees from myanmar from northern rock and state have poor into bangladesh in the past few week violence has to stop because it is that violence that has caught cause the flight of the people violence has to stop. a shock is now turning to anger among will hinge refugees pouring into bangladesh some are calling from retaliation against this necklace from the border. inside this bag is
a twelve year old girl she's being carried to the camp by her cousins after crossing the border. more soldiers slit her brothers groet. they then came after her her cousins won't say exactly what they did to fetch of a since she's been unable to speak eat or drink whatever they did has put her in the state of shock the long song she is responsible for all this she is responsible for the killings for the violence against our people. supported the noble laureate hoping she would bring an end to their persecution instead mob attacks led by buddhist monks and the military against their community have intensified since she came to power in two thousand and fifteen despite their return to democracy they can vote go to school or practice their religion freely learning i want my number
one this is the. salvation army formally known as keen as a secular militant group responsible for the august attacks against the me and my security forces their leader a toll and continues to call on all men and women to fight what they describe as the brutal regime of young gone and and to the oppression of are hidden. by. we met one of the group's members in a secret location. it's the first time they accept to talk publicly. he says they have no choice but to take up arms in order to stop what they describe as the start of a genocide against their people. who would if they don't give us our rights if they keep killing our people raping all women then yes there will be more attacks to come this is our land and we will fight back i mean more as response to the group's attack is described by the un as textbook ethnic cleansing the group is ill equipped and has few weapons it is no match to me and morris military might but it
has the support of many refugees people stateless and in limbo. who continue to suffer of unspeakable violence. nicholas hoult al jazeera at the bangladesh me and more border u.s. president donald trump pacifier the latest salvo in his war of words with north korea is one of the conscious foreign minister that the thoughts of little rock. he and his leader won't be around much longer this in response to really young hoes blistering attack on him in a speech to the u.n. general assembly on saturday. don't try to insult the supremum. my country by referring it to a rocket by doing so however he committed an irreversible mistake of
making our rockets visit to the entire us mainland inevitable told him or none other than trump himself is on a suicide mission. more than one hundred national football league players have now sacked or knelt. and protested the u.s. president on a chance call to boycott the game the players are protesting social and racial injustice and there's a number of protesting ethics continues to rise so to have the presence of tax can really help from washington d.c. the. exhibition game in london national football league athletes now down while the us sat them was being played it was a sign of solidarity with other players criticized by the u.s. president since friday for protesting racial inequality and aggressive policing in the united states when you love to see one of these n.f.l. owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of of the field right
now out these guys have fired. on sunday trunk continued his criticism on twitter suggesting fans boycott the games and owners fire players who he believes disrespect the country by protesting during the national anthem the n.f.l. players association was quick to put out a response supporting the athletes right to express themselves and demonstrate on the field to walk and we so the process of freedom we aspire kids don't aspire just to be athletes trumps tirade has been met with pushback not just from athletes. also team owners who have contributed to trump's political campaign or visited the white house in a statement new england patriots c.e.o. robert kraft said he's deeply disappointed by the president's comments as the debate spiraled members of trump's administration defended the president's comments
i think what the president is saying is that the owner should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem this isn't about democrats it's not about republicans it's not about race it's not about free speech they can do free speech on their own time the right to protest is protected under the constitution of the united states in two thousand and sixteen quarterback collin capper nick started using his platform to highlight injustice experienced by minorities in american society. the movement has spread beyond american football and saturday catcher bruce maxwell became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the american anthem this guy we've. put in charge has taught us try to divide us once again and other athletes like basketball star le bron james say they'll also continue to speak out and they'll keep being vocal until america overcomes the racial divisions they say
persist kimberly halkett al-jazeera washington. trumps travel ban which affects travelers from six muslim majority countries will expire on sunday and it's thought it will we replace by a new ban that applies to more countries the original order has been contested by protests and legal challenges since it went into effect ninety days ago it currently ball citizens of iran libya somalia sudan syria yemen from traveling to the united states as well as most refugees. after i was in me a shake tell him been ham out our family has received a warm welcome home after his chips to europe the un general assembly grounds of locals and ex-pats gathered to greet him seemingly to refute rumors from gulf media outlets that capture is wants a change of leadership a country has been under blockade by four of its neighbors for more than three months saudi arabia the u.a.e.
and egypt accused of bankrolling terror groups and allegation it denies. now as you get older you may be a skewes for slowing down but that's certainly not the case for a group of grannies in south africa who are hitting back at the aging process one punch at a time time your page joined them for a sparring session in johannesburg. training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long lifetime of frustration. at eighty five years old intombi sword what trains as hard as anyone her children and grandchildren have told her to stop but having given up football and running because they made her too hot she's refused saying boxing is her passion and now that. i feel so good i feel fresh
a page this side and the side like this and like that i really love this i don't like things like soccer because i break. the coach claude says they're gaining strength flexibility coordination and a lot more because it's confidence it's you know the more the same of the more energetic i like. more on most of. it working or what is appropriate for good for these ladies are tough and i take their training very seriously and i think i would want to get in the ring with gladys anytime so. at sixty nine gladys is one of the youngest when i stood. ready to. take my place. but. i feel better than.
the other gladys at training is seventy seven years old she's ready for any trouble that comes her way. if something goes. wrong with. his it was one of them would he come to me i'll give it to. my good as it might think of anyone. that sound advice but they are fighting off old age and having a lot of fun doing it tony a page out as there are johannesburg. and plenty more on our website al-jazeera dot com especially all the details of those results coming in from journey on the election result that's damaged i'm going to call. the top stories on al-jazeera german chancellor angela merkel appears to have
easily won a fourth term in power as poll suggests her party won a third of votes in the parliamentary election locals main rivals of social democrats led by martin schultz is expected to win around twenty percent of the vote a historic low for the center left party they vow to leave merkel's coalition government and go into opposition. and as a protesters have gathered outside the headquarters of the far right a.f.d. party which is set to become the third largest political force in the german parliament after winning around thirteen percent of the votes the mainstream parties have ruled out talking to the a.s.d. about forming a coalition it's manifesto included a pledge to value all mosques and criminalize people wearing the veil. america will have your own vision we don't have to beat around the bush of course we hope for a better result that is clear however we mustn't forget we've had
a very challenging time in office and that's why i'm glad that we achieved the strategic objective of our election campaign. we've got a challenge in the f.t. has entered the federal parliament will have to analyze and evaluate what's happened because we want to regain those who voted for the a.f.p. . iraq's central government has asked the autonomy kurdish region to hand over control of its border crossings and airports as it ramps up to start monday's independence referendum it's also calling on. oil trading with the kurdish region to deal with the baghdad government. iraqi kurdish officials have vowed they will go ahead with the vote. u.s. federal aid has started to arrive in puerto rico as emergency services deal with the devastation left by hurricane maria eleven ships have entered the main ports