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hello again my name's peter w. watching the news live from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. this was an act of terror. and a particularly cowardly act of terror after a truck plows into pedestrians in manhattan the white house calls for tougher immigration rules. that. a catalan minister returns home from belgium chants of traitor from protesters. an order to ban religious teaching at a school leads to a rare public protest in the northeast african nation of eritrea. for the second straight year the world series is going down to a decisive game seven the l.a. dodgers winning game six three wanted to level the series with the houston.
the u.s. president donald trump has criticized the country's visa system for an immigrant from a star who was arrested in connection with an attack in new york eight people were killed and eleven was seriously injured when a pickup truck drove into a cycle lane in manhattan the police are describing the incident as terrorism and twenty nine year old suspect was shot by police and is now being treated in the hospital kristen salumi joins us live now from new york kristin how is the investigation shaping up. well peter police and federal investigators have been investigating through the night not only at the crime scene which extends for some fourteen city blocks behind me on the west side of manhattan but also in new jersey where the suspect twenty nine year old. is believed to have been living now this is of course where
the deadly attack took place here we are getting some new information this morning from the governor of new york. he says that they do believe that this man was affiliated with. they found a note in the van that was used that was a rental vehicle that was used to strike at austrians on this busy stretch of manhattan street and bike path they say that they believe he was radicalized after he came to the united states in two thousand and ten he was an immigrant a legal immigrant from his back a step. they say at this point they have no evidence of a larger plots or associates here in the united states that may have been planning other attacks or something bigger he may have acted on his own they don't have any direct. contact with ice all that they're talking about at this stage but of course the governor stresses that the investigation is in its very very early stages and
we can see from the police presence here that it's continuing full force ahead what do we make of the political questions and the fallout that. well you've heard president. tweeting about the attack he's calling for changes to the united states immigration system he. has to seize on a fact that was brought up in local media here in new york with reports that. came to the united states through a diversity visa program we have not confirmed that through any investigative authorities at this point this one network in new york has reported this and president trump has cited that fact and called for stricter immigration laws getting rid of the diversity lottery visa program going to a more merit based system this of course is in line with the president's agenda he
has called for tougher immigration policies from the beginning but now seizing on this incident here in new york this and the terrible do. these people to promote this immigration agenda but this individual person was reportedly in possession of a u.s. passport he came from a country that is not what the president would like to see as a robust list of countries from which people cannot get entry easily into the u.s. so how would more extreme vetting have stopped this kind of attack if this kind of attack is ever repeated. that's the question many are asking it was a legal process we heard from the governor that the radicalization happened here in the united states how they know that we don't know but that's what authorities are going on at this stage so what changes could have caught him in prevented him from coming into this country the president isn't saying but we know that this is
a point that he sees on again and again in an attempt to appeal to fear in the united states and to give a message of strength and resilience and you know we're not going to take this anymore this is part of what got him elected there's been a lot of backlash against that as well it's been very controversial with many of his attempts to limit immigration being struck down by the courts so. typical fashion the president isn't getting a lot of details about how it would have made a difference but seizing on the moment to. kristen thanks very much. 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 visited the turkey side of the border stephanie has more now from that border crossing. it's business as usual
here at the abraham border crossing this is iraq's border crossing with turkey it's administered by the k r g it's been administered by them since two thousand and three can see trucks coming and going a lot of rumors and choose a that this border crossing had been handed over to the iraq he's by the kurds and at the moment that has still not happened but it is going to happen in just a matter of when we had the iraqi chief of ministry stoff here on choosing also visiting just a little further along the fish border crossing with syria and iraq baghdad has made it very clear that it's going to take federal control back of all these border crossings that the k r g administers and these are not in disputed territory so it is certainly a huge reversal of fortune for the kurds it also means for anyone who used to visit the k r g they didn't need iraq would be those that get a visa on arrival from the carriage you will that is going to change it could take time there are talks going on but iraqi prime minister has made it very clear there
will be no joint administration of these borders will be run by the iraqis that in the referendum the results need to be an old before any sort of political talks could take place between both sides going forward. let's turn now to he's a lecturer in middle east politics and the director of undergraduate studies at the university of brantford he joins us on skype from the city of leeds option shiny the borders not actually being closed that just bring in question strict visa system so what's the point. the point is that the rocky government tries to send the message to the kurdish authorities and will that from now on the central government in baghdad is going to expand its control all the territories and the front years which until a few days ago were under their control or. the iraqi.
government so as well as having some serious practical implications for for their government of course to start in iraq it also has some very important symbol huge implications and when you think about it if you will looking at the situation if you will looking at the situation in iraq about three months ago look that actually did mean beneficiary there were not be transitioned you have been experiencing in the country since two thousand and three since the invasion of the united states has been part of the iraqi kurdistan because they managed to maintain more or less a stable economy which was developing they had all of their frontiers and their part of the this is then and now in demand to have if you weeks one by one controlling dave using. these privileges the original referendum the session this referendum was supposed to draw a line or it was supposed to be the beginnings of the process of drawing
a line under this abrasive relationship between the kurdish region and the central government in baghdad would i be right in assuming here that it's actually cause more problems than given us solutions. this was probably the biggest gamble that mr barrett's only ever took in his political career and he's already paying a. price and i would say. this sign is all or also he's paying a big price for data political calculation because not only people respond could not be independent or even get close to it what do also using a lot of privileges that they had you know until very recently obviously the iraq government has lost the sense of trust and with with the go this was are at peace. and as obviously there are more tools than negotiations going on
what i'd be much doubt if if we're going to see carlos going back to normality any time soon at least in the near future was part of that calculation on the part of mr barzani i mean high risk stuff for sure i mean if you go back to the very early ninety's that the people from the kurdish region were told to rise up they rose up they didn't get any support fast forward to now mr barzani says look i can lead you on a path to independence he marches his people up to the top of the hill and it doesn't happen. yes absolutely because even when you think about it from the. sunni college areas according to international law which can justify the creation of a state you need to have a defined territory you need to define population and more importantly you need to have the recognition from the international community maybe we could argue that mr barzani had the first two car
a terrier but when it comes to the third car in syria which is the recognition by the international community obviously there was a lot of gaps and missed the boat only knew about these mr burns and he was absolutely sure the iraqi central government the turkish authorities the iranian authorities even the american authorities would not actually recognize the new independent kurdistan and despite the fact that he knew that there will be serious repercussions and consequences both from the region and from the wind that will these he still went along with that a friend of mine of course one would have a lot of sympathy for for that going to people who want to realize their long term dream of creation of an independent nation state but in this current climate in this current climate. obviously in my opinion it was a very deep gamble which did not pay off about ten days ago maybe twelve days ago when those iraqi forces started surrounding initially the oil installations in bill
we were carrying the pictures of hundreds perhaps thousands of people trying to get out of that area we interviewed various government people from baghdad and their line was they are iraqis and they can also be kurds at the same time do the kurds now have to have to accept yes we're kurds and we are iraqis. although you know this is a very complicated problem because as you know since nine hundred ninety one in some of the schools in the iraqi people it's not even arabic and has not been taught a lot or for people who are living in iraqi kurdistan even don't speak arabic which is one of the official languages also. in awe campaign obviously if you're talking about ideas you think you shouldn't be if you're talking about political identity boss majority of the kurds who live in that part of iraq and she don't identify with the idea of iraqi nation state but when it comes to the illegality when it
comes to the political reality. the turkish authorities are right because as far as the law is concerned as far as the constitution is concerned people who live in iraqi kurdistan are iraqi and at the same time. as ever great to talk to thanks very much i threatened. 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 the president ordered kenyatta was declared the winner but many opposition supporters boycotted the election in an exclusive interview with al-jazeera the opposition leader raila odinga says he will not stop until kenyatta is out of office. i think that movement is very relevant movement because it does for the dressing to sions the. kenya.
as a political group just being done to you i don't lost faith and confidence in that you know with the people from guessing what is the buzz i do categorize to go on is. that what is contained in the article one of our constitution. there's a little. bit in the book. and there's a room for. lots more ground still to cover for you here on the news hour including the letter the divided congress time. the balfour declaration. trying to clear the air a warning from the u.n. that more needs to be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. and in sports the olympic flame touches down in south korea with organizers hoping its arrival will
spark local interest in the winter games. top story in europe today catalonia is to post interior minister has returned to barcelona the chance of traitor from unionist protesters. in the rest of the catalan cabinet were fired by the central government after the region declared independence last week four has been in belgium with deposed regional president carter's preachment over simmons's in the catalan capital barcelona and it doesn't appear as if all this anger is about to dissipate any time soon. no it doesn't now we're less than twenty four hours before two big courts in madrid start hearing that the summons is issued to all members of the government in the cabinet and that is also the case
against the parliamentarians six of them from the parliament itself with who officiate their appear before the supreme court now. from ation flow is not all that it should be according to many people here particularly supporters of the procession his movements they're not entirely clear. what a call a speech tomorrow is doing and in indeed where he is right now we understand he's in belgium he did set out on tuesday the reasons why he left this country and at least two ministers who were with him have returned now that picture is a little unclear but this is the latest. only two sacked ministers are seen arriving back home from brussels pro-union demonstrators
shouting go to jail marked the homecoming. is reported by media in barcelona as having stayed in belgium with other ministers he'd gone to brussels in his own words to seek freedom and safety and attempting to get international support at the same time explaining why he left catalonia i'm not here to do in design because i'm. of. the people of europe. this is not a matter of the. question of the. new relationship. i'm here. to act with freedom and safety push them 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 procession 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 push them 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
athena has favored secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed him all is right to leave the us because. i thought he was in political exile or that he wanted to internationalize the conflict. thing seeing good to me initially we were this concerted but now we see it clearly but nothing is clear over what's in store for us sacked ministers who have stayed in catalonia vanished from their offices they arrive for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting their government is still legitimate. the people don't know andrew the politicians don't have the jobs they used to have is still outside the region outside the country is it beginning to look as if pardon me catalan independence has been used here. has been used a lot by governments past is suspended. they probably use
perhaps but they insist that the real time line is rolling and that is the time line towards new elections this time imposed by the spanish government not any regional government here december the twenty first all parties is a part of the independence movement are intent on. taking part in those elections the question is whether all of the cabinet will be able to do so because of this impending quarter action there are charges of sedition rebellion and misuse of public funds that will be put to the cabinet those that attend the hearing. on thursday and friday of course. if the case is actually taken. all of the government members. the. question mark question mark over whether they can actually get in an election.
situation with. him is that he will not be appearing before the national. that he's prepared to. accept. but he does not intend to appear furthermore he's. reported to have said. any. people against any move to try and extradite a. position of. such that he does not intend in the foreseeable future. however. the number of ministers.
probably at least for. at least five minutes. to go to. the supreme court because they have a level of protection. by parliament which is actually. by order of the direct from peter thanks very much. eastern african country of eritrea where security forces have opened fire on protesters in the capital as mara the violence is centered on the mainly muslim clear neighborhood. where a religious school has been ordered by the government to ban the hit jab and end islamic education. public protests are rare in eritrea which has been ruled by
scientists after working since 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 abroad last year a un report described a widespread program of indefinite military service as quote mass in slave meant the government has denied accusations of crimes against humanity including torture rape and murder by the security forces salem kidani is director of the human rights group release eritrea she says these types of protests have not been seen in decades. i think it's about controlling the life i don't think it's about religion at all whatsoever because if it was really janet 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 and freedom of religious worship any
form of liberté seven hundred liberty one of my colleagues described to me as bringing mogadishu to two asmara this is a very historic city but they described it as black hope don't 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 complete pandemonium protests are not just rare enough an asmer 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 of its young people have taken matters into their own hands and yet there 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. palestinians around the world are demanding an apology as they mark the one hundredth anniversary of the balfour declaration it was a british government policy statement widely seen as leading to the division of palestine protesters in bethlehem in the occupied west bank made an effigy of the balfa who wrote the declaration he was britain's foreign secretary in one nine hundred seventy his letter was a pledge to establish a national home in palestine for the jewish people barnaby phillips was in london where the israeli prime minister is due to attend celebrations one hundred years on barnaby is still as contentious as it ever was people today calling for atonement on the part of the u.k. and yet boris johnson the british foreign secretary saying it should be celebrated it was a plus. well i think his remarks were a bit more nuanced than that peter although boris johnson certainly did say things
that would i think upset palestinians and have upset palestinians this week he said that the balfour declaration was an indispensable part of the process of the birth of a great nation by which he means israel and that britain should be proud of the role it played in the creation of israel but he also acknowledged that the other promise contained in the balfour declaration that the rights of the other peoples living in palestine should be protected well clearly that promise has not been met and that's why officially the british government is not talking about celebrations they're talking about. and they're talking about marking this anniversary let's look back now at one hundred years of very troubled history between britain palestine and in the last most recent seventy years israel as well. 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 of more about propaganda about rivalry and also securing for
itself a loyal population in palestine the serious can go the route to india 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 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 nine hundred forty 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 are still with us all today and palestinians do see a direct link if you talk to. the israeli occupation today.
just markets. fifty is a direct result. of. a gathering in london to mark the centenary. with. thanks. when we. give away territory without consulting the people. yes different era but one with profound consequences today many israelis will celebrate this many palestinians. for britain this is put up with us. and when you talk about the people the indigenous people to be talking about the palestinians of course fast forward from when it really kicked off to where we are today today it is still about the occupied and the occupier.
well that's certainly a debate that is being played out in british politics as it is around the world and it's a divisive issue here i have no doubt about that the fault line in british party politics is recognition should britain join one hundred twenty plus countries around the world and recognise the state of palestine would that help the peace process and would it help bring about britain's intended aim for the region which is a two state solution there's an acknowledgment having said that that two state solution is looking like an increasingly realistic outcome the opposition labor party and a handful of members of parliament in the governing conservative party. the opposition
liberal democrats the opposition scottish national party. their position is that they are in favor of recognition but they don't hold a majority in the house of commons boris johnson's argument the british government's argument is that recognition is a card you can only play once if you like it's a form of just politics yes britain can do it but will that really influence politicians in washington will it really influence israeli politicians in tel aviv and in jerusalem britain clearly not the preeminent global power that it was one hundred years ago binary thanks very much time for you whether here's everton where we started we started in the us we got it all going on here from late summer war to early winter snow let's start with the snow that's been taking place just around the great lakes michigan has seen its first proper snow of the season around fifteen centimeters of snow falling here and in upstate new york a good little dusting of snow but as we go on through the next couple of days we
will see things tending to warm up here's a shield of cloud making its way over towards the northeastern corner little area of high pressure just blocking things off if anything this weather system which is not just way further north as we go on through the next couple of days so the wall will come in from the south as that line of rain on that weather front seventeen celsius in d.c. fifteen celsius in new york so that every other side of the states twenty celsius there for the guy in l.a. that's going to be fine and dry so some pleasant conditions taking place here not quite a pleasant around the northern plains through the prairies pushing back across the lakes as we go on through the next day or seventy six out of canada seeing some of that wintry weather but take a look at these temperatures twenty one celsius in new york we're getting up to twenty four in d.c. thirty two dallas should be into the low to mid twenty's here so they has some alike heat taking place north of the porter north of the border we're getting up to freezing if we're lucky in winnipeg minus five in calgary we go on into work stay
atop temperature of minus ten for calgary. everson thank you so much still ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour refugees standing their ground at a former australian run prison camp in poppy a new guinea. and in sports news with andy we are going to need football team celebrating a famous comeback in south america's top club competition. with. documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera the.
foreigners after what the police said was. a terror attack in new york city eight people were killed when a driver plowed a pickup truck into cyclists and pedestrians. iraq is working to take control of a key border crossing into turkey from the kurdish regional government the supreme cultural crossing is within the official boundaries of the semi autonomous kurdish region of northern iraq. and spain's top criminal court for some in catalonia has deposed leaders for questioning the central government imposed direct group on the region it's unclear if the ousted regional president palace regional will return from brussels to madrid for that hearing. 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 and they are refusing to leave when a silent site was decommissioned on tuesday australian staff of left the facility despite a last minute court application to block its closure and for thomas now from 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 faithful fearful that locals might break in it has happened before when the word god in the prison back into it fourteen when i was all man i saw and some of the locals described 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 almost forty years there not fifty. or forty. years if you some number if you as you pointed out though the immigration minister
doesn't have direct line management about the military nor the place and they have acted unilaterally in the past now straight his foreign minister was talking to the australian media on wednesday about this problem you get he said refugees all australia's responsibility this is what she had to say had already managed to be suited commendation for this is you know too much accommodation and water a tricky thing and many crew support. and i'm not being reinforced with. 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 advocate says only hauffe built certainly not suitable to be moved into yet she says and they should go there now. we're just picking up on one of the points andrew is making there the refugees say
they have security concerns about the new housing while the u.n.h.c.r. and amnesty international they both say there aren't enough beds for them the three temporary housing centers are in the island's main city of lauren the east lauren transit center is the biggest site and can hold around three hundred fifty people so far eighty refugees have moved in there is food water and power and it is a secure fenced facility the other option west longer house it's supposed to accommodate more than a third of the refugees but it's still being built finally asylum seekers who are facing deportation have been told to go to hillside house that area is unfenced and refugees fear it doesn't have adequate protection against potentially hostile locals the u.n. a.c.r. and amnesty confirming there aren't enough beds for all six hundred people in any of those new facilities put together but if they stay at the original facility they won't have any food and they won't have any water well this issue's been the center
of political debate in australia the immigration minister peter dutton has accused the opposition greens of using the camp's closure to boost the party's public profile but the greens immigration spokesman says that is not true nick mckim is on man a silent and told al jazeera the refugees plight is real as they've been fending off armed looters. on ahci orders from a serial human rights abuses and administer the. torture camps on nine asylums and for the law. and it sickens me i would sigh response to that if there is a tragedy here on man a solemn and i think in relation to. betty ford i see him a critical they use the one that will have blood on his hands not my victory with the concern to the safety of the refugees from boaters and about fifty
motas i can attempt to not to god but there are also have a 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 to try to make medication now cut off as well which will really calamitous mental count have come the palestinian hamas movement has handed of administrative control of three border crossings to the palestinian authority the authority will now control the palestinian side of dawson's borders with israel and egypt to hand over its part of deals between hamas and fatah brokered by egypt in october but the handover may not mean an end to the blockade of gaza israel still controls the flow of people and goods through most of the territorial crossings there. now the border posts that are being handed over as come up with salaam and the rafa crossing the
main border sense of the strip has been lost to close to gaza's population of two million since hamas took over bernard smith has more now from the area's border crossing. i mean the middle of what has become in the last couple of hours a deconstruction this war. check point. before the palestinians could go on to the palestinian or forward to. further up the road before getting into israel just get out of the way of all the noise as they cut down this building and end 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 from the palestinian authority taking over the last two three weeks the handover being taking place this is the first we'll find you see something the most important significant crossing the palestinians is the
one between egypt that's a that's a bit rougher that'll 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 of pounds of palestinians to cross in so we get the first time our borders been fully open really in the last ten years bahrain has charged the jailed leader of the country's main opposition party with spying on behalf of cattle sheik early salmond and eyes the accusation being imprisoned seems twenty fifteen on charges of inciting terrorism and promoting disobedience amnesty international calls his conviction a violation of civil rights he leads the al west fact party which was dissolved in twenty sixteen and a crackdown on dissent. talks aimed at reestablishing the governing administration of northern ireland have ended in failure a deal between pro british unionists and irish nationalists that saw them government together collapsed in january northern ireland's part of the u.k.
but has been managed under a power sharing agreement since one nine hundred ninety eight the irish nationalists partition veins of london tries to impose a budget that would constitute a return to direct british rule. it is now very unlikely that an executive will be in place within a timetable to pass a budget by the end of november. which is the point at which we and the northern ireland civil service assess the northern ireland will begin to run out of resources. no government could simply stand by and allow that to happen. i'm therefore now taking forward the necessary steps that would enable a budget bill to be introduced at westminster at the approach appropriate moment in order to protect the delivery of public services in northern ireland. the un is
warning that the paris climate change agreement is in jeopardy of countries don't act cap rising global temperatures its environment program says more must be done to meet greenhouse gas emission targets its latest report criticizes the construction of coal power plants in developing countries has been released ahead of a climate meeting in germany next week which aims to inject momentum into the paris accords. garbed report we are launching they clearly shows that the paris agreement is for the moon and without a strong commitment to action by all governments we can revel what we do so long to achieve should the united states follow through with state in danger and to leave perry's agreement on twenty twenty the big to a good because we've been really good now to a story about us the al-jazeera media network is celebrating its twenty first anniversary on weapons day while remaining in the crosshairs of the gulf diplomatic crisis the u.a.e. bahrain and he gypped led by saudi arabia accuse cattle of supporting terrorism
charges doha strongly denies in a long list of demands they want to al-jazeera to be shut down. as the story. 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
arab emirates and behind laid siege to qatar one of their demands in order to lift the blockade is that doha shuts down the al-jazeera network the aim to quash media freedom in the middle east qatar has rejected that demand insisting that it's the duty of government to protect face acumen rights as in trying by the geneva convention including the right to information when you tell me to close a channel like al-jazeera history were right one day and fifty or sixty seventy years how it changed the whole idea of free speech in the region israel truly has joined the attack on press freedom unhappy its coverage of illegal settlement expansions and the killing of civilians as reported by israeli human rights groups such as your level of i'm going to request from the government press office to revoke the press cards of al-jazeera network reporters who are operating in israel i've spoken to the cable and satellite companies that expressed willingness from
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dodgers paid the houston astros to level the series at three three. well it all just idea of how mike reports. 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 dodgers struggled for hits george springer had a solo home and put the astros ahead i know. the dodgers finally got to grips a violent in the sixth inning. chris taylor had an obvious to tie the game a one one hundred i don't want to. and then i had to sacrifice fly to give the dodgers a two one lead. to hear screaming new. jersey first team sixty one to. l.a.
extended their lead to three one in the seventh when john pattison hit a solo home run. for the second straight year the world series heading to a decisive game seven i think you dream about it as a kid i think it's very 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 in 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 yet to. go just stadium is getting ready to stage a world series game seven for the very first time so. well earlier i spoke to baseball rights and broadcast to my calls and he says the world series has been a positive rallying point for the people of houston who were cool spottily affected by hurricane on this year. 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 and as i was saying for the non baseball fans you know 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 but 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 warming warming means that back in l.a. at the beginning of the series was over one hundred degrees fahrenheit there which is unheard of for a world series so now you've got everything depending on just one game the pressure is intense as i said every single pitch is going to matter and i just think that this is sport its very best around woodridge will play the first of a game of england's wembley stadium in the lights are on the defending champions take on top of all spear in the champions league that's it seems a level on points at the top of group g. the game also brings together so if european football's most prized players in christiane i'll die and can spur same journey one morning with ray allen a fortnight ago. through to the final of the
couple limited hours for the first time in their history after an incredible comeback against river plate their argentinean rivals were already one up from the first leg of next. to further goes this game. and i know how to score four times to progress and that is exactly what they do. when they'll play other positions crimean or barcelona or of acquittal the winner of south america is to have to. pick famous touchdown in south korea with organizers hoping its arrival will spark increased interest in the winter games fabrice events in pyongyang is being overshadowed by the crisis over north korea's ballistic missile and nuclear program as tanya burley 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 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. in the slogan for the torch relay is let everyone shine it means that the inextinguishable olympic flame will shed light on the hope passion 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 the new 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 concern for these olympics it's also the threat posed by north korea in the current crisis and that's reflected in poor international ticket sales organizers are hopeful that with the
arrival of the olympic flame it will kick start. the south korean public has been 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. it is regrettable that the olympics boom is falling short of our expectations so far however grim people react when they are pressed for time so i expect the boom to explanation old growth for the remaining one hundred days. 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 pre-approval. north korea hasn't said yet whether it will be sending a team to the games flame is set off in a two thousand kilometer tour of the south before reaching 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 berkley al-jazeera and south korea. around thirty percent of tickets sold some four hundred days for the organizers to change that grounds. and many thanks to. more news on the website for the news on this channel in about three minutes when we come back we'll see that. the consequence of. russia will. actually. just go away. out of this trophy. is home as. follows a group of us veterans traumatized by war. as they struggle to
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