you're watching the news live from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. an order to ban religious teachings to school leads to a rare public protest in the northeast african nation of eritrea. refugees stand their ground to form australian run prison camp and poppy a new guinea plus. this was an act of terror. and a particularly cowardly act of terror eight people were killed in new york after a truck plows into pedestrians in manhattan. and historic agreement fulfilled its hand over control before border crossings to the palestinian authority. second straight year the world series is going down to a deciding game seven the. six three level series with the houston.
we begin this news with this story papua new guinea's immigration minister has told al-jazeera the country's police have no plans to clear out a former australian run prison camp six hundred refugees have barricaded themselves inside they're now refusing to leave them an asylum site was decommissioned on tuesday and australian staff of left the facility despite a last minute court application to block its closure and thomas following that story out of sydney. refugees inside what is now the full of president assad and on getting any new food brought in nor fresh water they're using rainwater and nor is there any power inside the person that's been shut off as well they are managing to eat a little bit of energy to power up mobile phones and that's how we're getting information from them via social media but essentially they are living on their own barricaded
in and they're also fearful fearful that locals might break in it has happened before when the word god in the prison back into the fourteen when i was on man i saw and some of the locals describe the refugees as animals you have to treat them like that they said so you can see the kind of content that both sides have for the other and where these fears come from they're also fearful of the place and the military forcibly removing them and taking them to the nearby town we spoke to propagate immigration minister there on wednesday and he denied that was going to happen for most of it is just for forty. or forty. years if you so long as you pointed out that immigration minister doesn't have direct line management over the military nor the place and they have acted unilaterally in the past now straightly is foreign minister was talking to the australian media on wednesday about this point when you get inside the refugees all australians responsibility this is what she had to say had already been relieved to be suited commendation services are available you know to shoot accommodation and water
a treaty and medical support. and i will not be reinforced with trying to do the ship is suggesting there that the refugees may be exaggerating the level of threat they face in an attempt to soften australia's stance she is saying that is not going to happen australia is still firm they will never come to australia and that the accommodation that is being provided elsewhere on the other even though it's not protected and even though refugee advocates say is only half built certainly not suitable to be moved into yet she says and they should go there now. well this issue has been at the center of political debate in australia the. immigration minister peter dutton has accused the opposition greens party of using the camp's closure to boost the party's public profile but the green party's immigration spokesman says that is not true nick mckim is on mount sinai and he told al jazeera the refugees plight is real because they've been fending off looters. on ahci borders from
a serial human rights abuse and administered. torture camps on the main asylums and our road for the last. february outside a response to that there is a tragedy here on man asylum and i think relation to the original use a very very formalized in a critical they use the one that will have blood on its hands not my with the concerns of the safety of the refugees from the voters and about fifty motas i think. not to god but there are also about twenty percent of the refugees who've been diagnosed as clinically depressed or suffering from post-traumatic stress and i have had access to their flock attracting medication right now carol as well which will really calamitous mental health come. we just want to bring
you some live pictures coming to us from new york city the u.s. president donald trump is promising more extreme vetting of foreigners after what you're looking at right now what the police are calling a terror attack in new york city eight people were killed several were injured when a driver plowed a pickup truck into cyclists and pedestrians in manhattan he was twenty nine years old the suspects reported to be an uzbek immigrant he was shot by the police he is now being treated in hospital gabriel elizondo with the latest. the frightening sight of mangled bicycles after a deadly truck attack just blocks from the september eleventh memorial police say a man deliberately drove this rental truck into a bike path moaning down cyclists and pedestrians causing multiple deaths and injuries ever instead of running the resort and running to clear all anticipating the gunshot. according to authorities after striking the pedestrians and cyclists
the truck traveled several blocks before crashing into a school bus with kids on board and i witnessed filmed this video moments after the crash he told us this is the suspect who fled the truck. i thought maybe something from the halloween but when i heard the gunshots then i got scared without. police shot the suspect the twenty nine year old male and took him into custody the suspect is reported to be safe. from uzbekistan authorities say the suspect made a statement when he got out of his truck those words are why officials are considering this an act of terror let me be clear to based on the information we have at this moment this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them the governor is
calling on new yorkers to carry on with their lives we felt the pain before we feel the pain today. but we go forward together and we go forward stronger than ever while it's being investigated as a potential act of terror the governor said there are no indications of any wider plot or threat to the city nevertheless the police say they'll have extra officers out in force in the coming days just to be sure gabriel's andro how does either you or your. to the northeastern african nation of eritrea way the security forces have opened fire on protesters in the capital city that's us mara the violence assented only predominantly muslim neighborhood that is where. the school has been ordered by the government to ban the hit job and and islamic education.
public protests are rare in eritrea which has been ruled by a siamese afterwork easton's gaining independence in one thousand nine hundred three some observers describe the country as the north korea of africa the government has often faced condemnation from overseas last year a un report described a widespread program of indefinite military services mass enslavement the government has denied accusations of crimes against humanity including torture rape and murder by the security forces selim kidani is director of the human rights group release eritrea she joins us on skype from london salaam kidani why do they want to ban this form of education. i think it's about controlling civil life i don't think it's about religion at all whatsoever because if it was religion it would have been done in consultation with the people and getting the people on board i think this is a draconian measure to yet again control of the air tran public and squeeze out any
public space and any freedom of expression any freedom of religious worship any form of liberty city or the barricades as far as you know what's the reaction like inside the country. when you're going to need it was. it was come a complete i mean one one one of several one of my colleagues described it to me as bringing the additional two to asmara this a snare is a very peaceful city but they describe it as black hawk down moment for us tomorrow where shootings were were heard in the streets separate shootings and even when children were coming out of school including nursery school children very small children and young people being chased through the streets of us tomorrow and and complete pandemonium protests are not just rare enough announcement i've never seen or heard of protests since airchecks independence or maybe even before that so this
is a very unique and maybe even a one off. pardon me given the country's history those people who are protesting on the streets yesterday and we assume today they must realize the danger they're putting themselves in yet this is a completely uncharted territory this young people have taken matters into their own hands and yet they're i mean this is this is a country that is ruled by fear and yes people are taking enormous risks and it's a very courageous stick to take. in london thank you you thank. human rights groups are accusing the police in kenya of using excessive force against protesters following last week's presidential election rerun at least six people were killed and dozens were injured in the violence more than thirty people have died in protest since august when the supreme court overturned president to her kenyatta as victory catherine soy now reports from me gori in western kenya.
mary a ten year old son callings a chicken was shot during clashes between police and protesters after last week's election she says he was outside the house in the town of gori in western kenya and you know the rice yes. will be president but we are hard to from the things his police have done to us people have been demonstrating peacefully we are not here to have our children beaten and shot. in another part of town thomas a family is in mourning the father of six was shot in the head. i never imagine that god will take away my friend so now i've been left in my children i'm not the only one crying several rights groups have accused police of using excessive force and live ammunition the protestants were mainly with stones and sling dozens of people have now been killed since august when the supreme court
overturned the fast election because of irregularities security forces are blamed for many of the dead if we don't break the cycle of impunity police officers will have no reason. to do this again and you know we need to see accountability but. they need to be taken to court. this regional commission one charge of four counties where the election was cancelled because of violence say that not all parties are peaceful no i think more that has been done or other means are. started by stopping. the music like the young guys on. his way on by you. used but some people we talked to say the police have been attacking them at home many people in this neighborhood say police used tear gas to force them out of their homes they also use live ammunition slavery here was shot in the stomach what
happened. they got out of the house and told us to. one then shot me and another hit me on the knee. investigations into some of the killings have started but people here are not optimistic they will get justice catherine saudi al-jazeera mcgorry western kenya. liberia's supreme court has suspended next week's planned presidential election runoff until a challenge to the first round results can be heard a legal case is being supported by the governing unity party whose candidate finished second but accuses the current president ellen johnson sirleaf is a member of the unity party of interfering with the vote early for stepping down after twelve years in office and it's fallen out with her party leadership. plenty more still to come here on the news hour for you including the letter the divided palestine will mark the anniversary of the balfour declaration. and the fight against hepatitis doctors gather to eliminate the disease that kills one point
three million people every year. and in sports the olympic flame touches down south korea with organizers hoping its arrival will spark a local interest in the winter games. catalonia has deposed interior minister has returned to barcelona the chance of traitor by unionist protesters. for and the rest of the catalan cabinet were fired by the central government after the region declared independence last week ford has been in belgium with the former regional president carlos putting on for fourteen members of the sacked cabinet facing charges of rebellion under simmons joins us now from barcelona so andrew tell us more about the people who were yelling traitor at the people who voted for or against independence given the percentages that went both ways. there
pro-union is dead against any form of secession and they were certainly making most of the noise for that homecoming only two ministers as you point out appeared. it's assumed it is still in belgium where he addressed on tuesday a very crowded press conference. carlos pushed him on is only the mission trying to get international support while at the same time justifying why he left his homeland after charges were filed against him by the spanish prosecutor i am not here you know that you do in desirability for he goes on. this is not a belgian question of the use of i'm here in brussels as a capital of europe. this is not a matter of the. question of the belgian politics. there's no relationship.
i'm here. to act with freedom and safety pushed him all says he needs guarantees if he comes back and he wouldn't say how long he'll be away in the organization that's involved in all the big process session demonstrations the mood lifts a little i think it only makes sense that at least part of the government can remain operative outside the country because it would not be safe for them to stay in spain pushed him on spent a low profile weekend apart from a call for peaceful support then came the heat on monday with charges filed and he was nowhere to be seen when he emerged in belgium his supporters have a range of emotions from outright anger to dissent what's the mood like now and has pushed the mall's decision to go to brussels done damage personally i think. it did but it's something that we can only. analyze with time
if he hadn't speak today it has been it would have been a problem for us because you cannot do that on a friday then go out like have a weekend of and we don't know if we are a republic of we had we are still part of spain and he's missing christine and i thena has paved secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed him all is right to leave the us consulate but. i thought he was in political exile or that he wanted to internationalize the conflict both things thing good to me initially we were this concerted but now we see it clearly but nothing is clear over what's in store for sacked ministers who have stayed in catalonia vanish from their offices they arrive for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting their government is still the g eight summit. so despite the fact that mr putin and his seven
political friends were in brussels yesterday despite the fact that this should in theory be an election on december the twenty first they seem still to be more questions than answers here. they pile up every day the situation now is what is the next tactic the. plans to play there is coordination but there was a lot of communication with other supporters the demonstrators those who support a. struggle no matter how that might come about what is the situation now is the sheer practicality of the national court and the supremes summoning all of the cabinet to the national court the supreme court summoning people from the parliament to have a form of protection that will be seen and dealt with at the supremes court but the bottom line is that the charge of sedition carries
a maximum fifteen years and the charge of rebellion carries a maximum of thirty years what people are hearing this morning from t.v. three the council on public radio t.v. station is that a report that. will not attend the national court that's not being confirmed i hasten to add but that's what people are being told by their t.v. station that he won't appear before that court and that he will not seek asylum but he will appeal against any attempt to extradite him again none of this has been confirmed but as far as the rest of the ministers who are here then they will face court we've heard from one that he is prepared to go to the national court there isn't just the charges to face on a decision by a judge as to whether or not they are remanded in in jail while they await the actual trial there is also the question of an unusual move here by the spanish
court to actually effectively right up front him. six point two million euros that's more than seven million u.s. dollars upfront from the entire capital that is set to match the amount of money that the coming out of the public purse for what is described as an illegal referendum on october the first so that massive bill has to be paid according to the law and that has to be found if not then assets are frozen the crisis goes on peter andren thanks very much at least twenty one people have died in a saudi led coalition air strike in the northern subtle province in yemen it's believed the plane struck a market in the sa hard district close to the border with saudi arabia. the palestinian hamas movement has handed over administrative control of three border crossings to the palestinian authority the authority will now control the
palestinian side of gaza's borders with israel and egypt the handover is part of deals between hamas and fatah brokered by egypt in october but the handover may not mean an end to the blockade on gaza israel still controls the flow of people and goods through most of gaza's crossings now the border crossings that are being handed over to the palestinian authority are at as calm. and the rafa crossing the main border south of the strip has been largely closed to gaza's population of two million since hamas took over bernard smith has more now from the areas border crossing. i mean the middle of what has become in the last couple of hours a deconstruction. point. before then you could go on. further up the road before getting into israel just get out of the way of all the noise as they cut down this building
here at arras there isn't an immediate day to day impact for the palestinians that live in gaza because israel controls who goes in and out and it's a trickle of people at the very most but it's the most symbolic visible sign of hamas is power being stripped away of the palestinian authority taking over the last two or three weeks the handover being taking place this is the first we'll see something the most important significant crossing. is the one between egypt. and that's a rough battle open on december fifteenth is only not open today because there's a lot of construction work going on there but when that opens that will allow thousands about the palestinians to cross in so we get the first time the border been fully opened really in the last ten years palestinians around the world are marking one hundred years since the balfour declaration was a suit on november second one nine hundred seventeen it was contained in
a letter written by the then british foreign secretary. to lord walter rothschild was a leader britain's jewish community in the letter bell for expressed his support from britain for a jewish homeland in palestine at this point in history britain was the most powerful country in the world the declaration which is only sixty seven words long is widely celebrated by israelis the palestinians regard it as a betrayal which triggered the colonization of their land to be phillips looks back one hundred years. a man of the british establishment in one thousand nine hundred seventeen arthur balfour was foreign secretary his country fighting the first world war on many fronts including in what the british called the holy land against the ottoman turks when balfour issued his fateful declaration his majesty's government view with favor the establishment in palestine of a national home for the jewish people and will use their best endeavors to
facilitate the achievement of this object it being clearly understood that nothing should be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non jewish communities in palestine or the rights and political status enjoyed by jews in any other country the british government wasn't thinking about when it made that declaration is the simple truth it was thinking about its immediate goals for the war for the aftermath more about propaganda about rivalry and also securing for itself a loyal population in palestine the serious can the root the imperial context is terribly important to understand what was happening but then in one thousand nine hundred ninety but for the arab majority balfour's promise however vague was a betrayal in the twenty's and thirty's britain governed palestine as
a league of nations mandate and discovered that balfour declaration had not balance the demands of jewish and palestinian nationalism it had exacerbated them. by the time the british left with the foundation of israel in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight they were despised by many on both sides with the creation of the state of israel and the palestinian nakba that resulted from that the consequences and still with us all today and palestinians do see a direct link if you talk to palestinians very thing the israeli occupation today now in its. market fiftieth year is a direct result of what happened fifty years before that in one thousand nine hundred. to mark the centenary. thanks to. the british control lines on
and give away territory without consulting the people who live there yes different era but one with profound consequences today many israelis will celebrate this centenary many palestinians. for britain this is part of us are. proud to be phillips al-jazeera her in a moment we'll have the weather for you with everton but also still ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour living under siege a syrian rebel stronghold pays the price for staying defiant to the six year old. and in school still watching timmy football team celebrating a famous comeback south america's top club competition with andy in a but. from
the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. the storm clouds have gathered across the philippines to produce massive amounts of rainfall two hundred three millimeters of rain here in the space of twenty four hours and that's all heading towards vietnam you can follow that lump of clouds and ease its way further west we've already seen a good hundred nine millimeters of rain in just twenty four hours and this plenty more where that came from then so the next area of rainfall as you can see is just waiting out towards the philippines that's going to gradually push its way further west which as we go through the next couple of days is that circulation here's the previous circulation now making its way across the gulf of thailand in the tooth continue to push their way further westwards towards thailand and beyond so we're going to see some heavy rain also stretching across into the by i have been going to say that heavy rain running down towards southern parts of india where we have
already seen some huge downpours chennai hundred ninety seven millimeters of rain here twenty four hours look at the last couple of days maybe hof a meter of rainfall has come down in just two days and this is what you need to and i'm brother when you motorbike when you see that kind of amount of rainfall coming through the showers the longest afraid they are set to continue as we go on through the next couple of days further heavy downpours for much of southern india to the north of that is fine and dry. the weather sponsored by cattle and. you're not. one hundred to hear what it is. raising. but donald trump opened the door to this is just hate. he opened the door to turn into a physical reality is a lot of amazing. bold lines examining hate in transamerica at this time
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in doha the headlines security forces in eritrea have opened fire on protesters in the capital as mara the violence took place in the mainly muslim neighborhoods where a religious school as we know ordered by the government to ban the hija and end islamic education. the new guineans immigration minister has told down to zero the country's police have no plans to clear out a former australian run prison camp six hundred refugees have barricaded themselves inside and they are refusing to leave them on a silent site was decommissioned on tuesday. spain's top criminal court has summoned catalonia sacked leaders for questioning after the central government imposed a direct rule on the region it's unclear if the deposed regional president carter's puja moms will return from brussels to madrid for the hearing he is expected to speak in the next hour. now in syria opposition fighters and their families in a procedure neighborhood in homs are experiencing food water and medicine and
shortages the area has been under siege since twenty twelve. reports from neighboring turkey. mohamed and his family lost their house in an airstrike like thousands of people with no income in whole or song called in homs mohamed relies on aid from local charities but as the government imposed seeds continue live has become even more challenging. i cannot afford food for my family there's no water and electricity life is daily struggle. has been under siege since two thousand and twelve civilians wary of the government might let it continue to force people to surrender what evacuated the area. around one hundred thousand people live here they remain defiant but that defiance comes at a price owns
a small grocery store supplies are in decline and prices on the rise. we said it's high prices because of the shortages of basic commodities sometimes the roads are blocked and which it was are out of stock for days when supplies arrive they are insanely expensive and my clients are poor and they pay for their needs and. runs the only local field hospital in the area for years the clinic was operated by charities but recently charities and aid organizations were denied access. then we used to treat patients and give them medicine for free now we can't do that anymore our stock is running low if we don't get immediate supplies one month from now i am afraid we will have to close this facility the clinic could become one of the dozens of health facilities shut down in besieged areas across syria putting the lives of thousands of people. the un has described
the syrian government's siege of homs and outrage asking for its immediate lifting so that aid can we just of millions are dying from hunger and cold weather. iraq is working to take control of a key border crossing into turkey from the kurdish regional government the crossing is located within the official boundaries of the semi autonomous kurdish region of northern iraq on tuesday iraqi military chiefs went to the turkish side of the border stephanie is there stephanie when this happens does this mean the border will in effect to be closed. no this border won't be close it is something that turkey always threatened to do off to that controversial referendum but having said that turkey is hugely reliant on this border also when it comes to trade millions of dollars here between the two sides so what you saw yesterday was a lot of rumors as far as the turkish prime minister saying that this border is now
in control of the iraqi federal forces now it is business as usual here we've seen trucks coming and going all day long mix just giving you a little bit of a closer look people coming and going the bigger picture here peter is this is that this border will be taken over by iraqi federal forces this border is not in any of the disputed territories this is controlled this border and all the others that baghdad intends to take back since two thousand and three so that's borders with syria with turkey and with iran so the iraqi prime minister has made it very clear they'll be iraq a federal control of the borders of the international airports and visas will be implemented so for example you know for us to travel to this region we would fly in and get a visa on arrival from the k r g once this gets implemented you will need to apply for an iraqi visa to come here so the bigger picture peter is a huge step for the kurds it is
a slosh i think there's no other way of putting it in the sort of the in the autonomy that they have enjoyed here for a very long time and once this happens is anyone talking about a timeline here when they might pick this arrangement. this is the thing everyone sort of waiting yesterday was all these rumors flying that it had already happened is another border crossing around fifteen minutes down that's the border with syria we were there a little earlier but they wouldn't give us access to the border specifically it seems to be imminent but you know we've been talking to officials here to the head of security for the manager of the border crossing of the of the kurdish side and they say well we haven't been told anything as far as we're concerned these are military talks that are going on between the two sides because there is of course baghdad makes it very clear they're not negotiations there are a military and technical team that sorting out the logistics of the handover but it could take time because you're talking about you know customs duties paperwork you know there's a lot of things that are going to have to be changed because the kurds have been
running these borders for a very long time but so that's the timeline of that and then the other just briefly prime minister about he says that the kurds need to know the results of that referendum at the moment the offer from the. acceptable and then they say they're going to be talking to the two sides in terms of politics because of course as a lot of you know interdependency between baghdad and oil needs to be decided. it's very complicated but i think this certainly significant peter the fact that baghdad is going to be taking over all of these border crossings at some point thank you the u.s. president says a former aide who's been indicted in the inquiry into alleged russian meddling in last year's u.s. elections has quote a lawyer mr trump downplayed the importance of georgia public who has admitted lying to the f.b.i. about his russian contacts it's the closest link so far. between a member of the trump election campaign and moscow from washington his committee.
it is a white house claiming it has nothing to hide yet it is on the defensive with donald trump's former campaign manager paul man of course and his close associates under house arrest awaiting their next court appearance the white house is working hard to distance itself from the third man but perhaps the most significant george papadopoulos you guys seem completely obsessed with this while there are a lot of other things happening around the country and frankly a lot of other things that people care a lot more about the former trump foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to f.b.i. investigators tuesday on twitter he was characterized by the president as being a liar and nothing more than a campaign volunteer but photographs released in march two thousand and sixteen by donald trump's own campaign show papadopoulos says association was not low level he's pictured at a national security meeting seated at the table with then candidate trump the same
month in an interview with the washington post he praised papadopoulos as a we live in the g q so actually as part of the special counsel's indictment against papadopoulos he's listed as a proactive cooperator that suggests he's working with the f.b.i. gathering evidence in robert muller's collusion investigation he was working with the special counsel's office perhaps doing something like wearing a wire talking to other members of the trump campaign and that's the information that we can expect to see laid out in future indictments mahler's indictment states papadopoulos sent e-mails trying to set up meetings between a female russian national and members of the tribe campaign court documents suggest the goal was to gather information to harm tribes democratic opponent hillary clinton the twenty sixteen u.s. election the indictments against papadopoulos show that muller's team is. working
with product lee to show that the truck campaign at least entertained getting help from russia president trump has repeatedly denied colluding with russia in the lead up to the election speaking at the white house he tried to focus attention on his tax reform agenda will dodging reporters' questions about the investigation. thank you i think you know the standard play from the political playbook in the face of a concrete scrutiny attempt to divert attention something increasingly difficult for the trump white house kimberley health get al-jazeera washington. no the us will return to voting against a un resolution that criticizes its embargoed on cuba the us has opposed the resolution every year since one thousand nine hundred two when cuba introduced it it abstained last year as relations improved but cuban american relations are bad again president trump accuses cuba of being behind alleged sonic attacks on u.s.
diplomats in havana. a summit in brazil is looking at ways of eliminating viral hepatitis and other disease kills more than one point three million people worldwide every year that's more than all other chronic illnesses put together including h.i.v. malaria and tuberculosis. they've all recovered from hepatitis c. they are relieved and grateful and want to pass on their experiences to help in the fight against the disease their group when a veto good life meets frequently what osiris to help new sufferers and raise awareness look at your principle i am is to give information the patient arrives with little knowledge and is shocked after being diagnosed with a chronic illness the patient thinks they are going to die so we start to tell them what is happening and why hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver tissue some have no early symptoms while others develop jaundice and suffer vomiting tiredness
and abdominal pain it may be temporary or long term. to liver transplants. the virus returned four months after the second transplant and put the liver at risk the truth is i didn't have much hope but thank god i was given this new treatment and it cured me pretty much one hundred percent. after thirteen years with the disease he's now healthy the whole group watching developments in the cell paolo with interest hepatitis is a global problem but the solution is also global each country with its own characteristics coming together in sao paolo to share their experiences in the fight to eliminate the disease by twenty thirty. argentina is one of the few countries to have a national program to fight the disease scientists and health experts work with governments and civic society all the sufferers a model the world health organization and world hepatitis alliance is keen to
promote in sao paolo from the. bible here but i did point of view we had a lot of. tools to get that control we have. one of the already has now a days and also. innovation when the treatment with a new and. effective in. controlling. who talk about it but i do see the cure the target at the last summit is to focus on the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by twenty thirty the challenge to raise awareness raise the funding and the sure that all of working together against the disease but no one should have to suffer from that. one osiris. time for a story about us al-jazeera media network is celebrating its twenty first anniversary on wednesday while remaining in the crosshairs of the g.c.c. crisis the u.a.e.
bahrain and egypt led by saudi arabia accuse cattle are supporting terrorism charges doha strongly denies in a long list of demands they want al-jazeera to be shut down as tomorrow. thanks. since its first broadcast in one thousand nine hundred six al-jazeera has attracted millions of viewers around the world. it's reports and breaking news keeping the public informed but it hasn't always been easy the network has come under attack throughout the past two decades its offices in kabul baghdad and gaza have been bombed its journalists have been killed and others imprisoned two thousand and seventeen has been no different in egypt mahmoud has seen remains in jail more than three hundred days after his arrest simply for being a journalist and with no international law to properly protect journalists or punish those who target them it seems repressive governments have become emboldened in their attempts to suppress press freedom in june egypt saudi arabia the united
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wednesday's finale will also be played at all just idea cripples. with justin verlander back on pitching duties the houston astros looked to have the advantage going into game six of the world series with the l.a. dodgers. and that's how the early innings played out in a tough spot no one has the dog to struggle for hits george springer hit a solo home on to put the astros ahead. of. the doctors finally got to grips a violent in the sixth inning. chris taylor had an obvious to tie the game a one one. i don't want to. and then i had to sacrifice life to give the dodgers a two one lead. to. give him scream his. jersey.
sixty one to. l.a. extended their lead to three one in the seventh when john pedersen hit a solo home run. for the second straight year the world series heading to a decisive game seven i think you dream but at that as a kid i think it's a big for me and i think all of us too. just remembered still baseball game these two teams mirror one another and compete in the fight and both teams is the most important thing that i see similarities. but again we were we worked all year long to have home field advantage and here we are so it's only fitting for this series you just. go to stadium is getting ready to stage a world series game seven for the very first time so. there it is all tied up at three three joining us now to look ahead to game seven his baseball writer and broadcaster my calls and mike thanks for coming on again how does this series
set you think captured the imagination in the way last year's did with the chicago cubs yeah i mean it doesn't have that story of the cubs having gone decades without a world series win but you do have the hurricane destruction houston so within the city of houston the astros have been the big thing for everybody to follow and of course los angeles dodgers big glamour team houston big city and the way the series has been played is quite everybody's imagination even if you weren't a baseball fan now you look set to pitch in game seven what did you make of how the leak handled the incidents with unique aerial who paid some might that racist gesture so would starvation going through a. yeah i think they handled it pretty well and burial will you know was helped by being so apologetic and and recognizing that what he did course kerio is a cuban who played baseball in japan and darvish is japanese within a rainy and father who spent most of his life in the united states before he moved
to japan so yeah it's an interesting multicultural approach and i think lo playing it low key and letting the players sort that out and i don't think there was any particularly nasty intention about it but i think it's sorted out and our garbage can concentrate on pitching in game seven and not on the sideshow. mike you mentioned what happened in houston texas earlier on this year with the floods has has baseball really been a rallying point for the city. it really has i mean i know people in houston i was down there last year for the super bowl and it's the kind of thing you think back to say when the new orleans saints won the super bowl in american football after hurricane katrina had devastated the city it is a great rallying point sport does tend its best to bring people together and i think that's what's happened in houston as i was saying for the non baseball fans you know that game five in houston which the astros managed to win thirteen to
twelve against probably the best pitcher in baseball pitching for los angeles clayton kershaw had the best playoff pitcher pitching for houston and that really captured the imagination huge high scoring last night's game was more of a classic baseball game and there is nothing better you know when when the game is low scoring when every pitch really counts and what you get now in a game seven unlike a super bowl or an f.a. cup final where you have just have one game for a championship it's a series of seven games where it's the culmination of one hundred sixty two game season three rounds of playoffs we're into november now and baseball is supposed to be done while the weather is still good but global warning warning means that back in l.a. at the beginning of the series was over one hundred degrees fahrenheit there which is unheard of for for a world series so now you've got everything depending on just one game the pressure is intense as i said every single thing that is going to matter and i just think
that this is sport it's good that my call center thank you so much for that conference game seven kicking off lights are on in los angeles at such a study and thanks so much mike tyson john of books sports and the last sixteen of the champions league they did it with a huge win over inside and elect levin because of us got a hat trick as they ran out five no one is i qualify alongside john munich encouraged me. steffen are sure risk of the fastest goal in the champions league this season after just dirty eight seconds is roma went on to beat chelsea three nil in that when taking roma topping group c. chelsea though should still qualify their group rivals as let's go madrid could only draw with karabakh of azerbaijan last night barcelona failed to score in a group stage match for the first time in five years they drew against a limb p.r. course you've also drawing results leave bar sir three points clear at the top of group d. man united all but into the group stages they beat benfica two nil. and us through
to the final of the couple ever to doris for the first time in their history after an incredible comeback against river plate the argentinean rivals already one up from the first leg and river plate extended that made by two further goals in this game it meant to score four times to progress and that is exactly what they did for three hundred at when and they will play either brazil's premier of ecuador in the final of south america's top player it's. now the olympic flame is touched down in south korea with organizers hoping its arrival will spark increased interest in the winter games february's events in pyongyang is being overshadowed by the crisis over north korea's ballistic missile and nuclear program and its tiny barely reports from south korea increased security fears are affecting ticket sales at home and abroad. thirty years after the seoul summer games the olympic flame returned to south korea on wednesday ready for the winter and
paralympics in february you came by plane direct from athens and was carried by kim yawner the korean figure skater who won a gold medal at the vancouver games. the slogan for the torch relay is let everyone shine it means that the inextinguishable olympic flame will shed light on the hope passion i and future of everyone the games being held in going one province eighty five kilometers from the north korean border and after more than a decade of work to fail bids and chapters of controversy over venue locations construction delays and costs the organizing committee says that nearly everything has now been completed with the entire project costing thirteen billion dollars korea needs these games to be a financial success not just a sporting one it's not just the cost that's causing these olympics it's also the threat posed by north korea in the current crisis and that's reflected. pohl
international ticket sales organizers are hopeful that with the arrival of the olympic flame it will kick start. the south korean public is being largely apathetic so far with many complaining about high ticket prices and a shortage of accommodation it's worrying local businesses which have invested heavily for the games. many it is regrettable that the olympics boom is falling short of our effect and so far however grim people react when they are pressed for time so i expect the boom to experience explanation old growth for the remaining one hundred days we're about to get on with what we are trying to achieve is peace on the korean peninsula therefore there should never be any armed conflict and cannot be any military moves on the peninsula that our preapproval. north korea hasn't said yet whether it will be sending a team to the games flame a set off a two thousand kilometer tour of the south before reaching pealing chang for the
opening ceremony on february the ninth many here believe the success or failure of these games depends on what the north does or doesn't do. tony berkeley al-jazeera and south korea. hundred days to counselors olympics that is only a sport from a fanatic fandy thanks very much we'll talk to you later on plus more news on the web site al jazeera dot com sami is he a top of the hour i'm back after that we will see you very soon.
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