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hello i'm on this is the news hour live from london coming up yemen receives its first food deliveries since the saudi led coalition. blockade. fifty people are killed in twenty four hours in government and russian air strikes in syria. polls close soon in honduras with one all under the favorite to remain president. and will he use the word ranger the pope prepares to walk a diplomatic tightrope and mammal. how we get a sports including the reply from the country celebrates its first davis cup title in sixteen years after b.c. made this belgian in the final.
a major yemeni port that's held by hootie rebels has received its first food delivery three weeks after the saudi led coalition imposed a total blockade on land and sea the ship in her data is carrying more than five thousand tons of flour and has been allowed in after the coalition bowed to pressure from the un to ease the blockade but the embargo has already worsened yemen spiraling humanitarian crisis which the u.n. children's agency is trying to stop by sending in one point nine million doses of vaccines you deserve says yemen's conflict has become a war on children and that nearly every child there is in dire need of humanitarian assistance he just shot reports. the saudis have promised to lift the blockade of the yemen port of her died four days ago but it was only on sunday that the first desperately needed food supplies were unloaded. and now the ship here is the port
of her they entered carrying flour and relief materials swaying five thousand five hundred ton is this is not enough for the and many people needs but we hope this is a good sign to open the port of her data and lift the siege in all the many provinces. unicef says a child dies every ten minutes from preventable diseases that would equate to more than five hundred children dead in those last four days alone five thousand tons of flowers unloaded on saturday but it's just a trickle too little and far far too late for the most vulnerable today it is fair to say that yemen is one of the worst places on earth to be a child more than eleven million. yemeni children are to be in acute need of humanitarian assistance
that's almost every single yemeni boy and girl unicef says the war in yemen is sadly a war on children close to five thousand children have been killed or seriously injured in the last two and a half years and it welcomes the opening of the airport at santa since the saudi led coalition began fighting the who tees in two thousand and fifteen the country's basic infrastructure no longer exists. the blockade began on november sixth after hutu rebels fired a ballistic missile into saudi arabia so you know she said the blockade was imposed to stop weapons being smuggled into yemen but the un is warning that commercial imports of food and fuel must also resume the world food program says continuing to choke off those supplies could have a disastrous effect on fourteen million people living in the remote regions of
northern yemen completely unable to cope for themselves peter shop al jazeera. a strong warning there from unicef. now joins us live with the latest via skype from amman thanks very much for joining us on al-jazeera so one delivery has got through of provisions. because there are provisions that haven't been donated but what about the other various cargo ships trying to get in there are various reports of whether clearance not being granted yet what can you tell us the position. well the position is very clear around we are extremely happy that yesterday one point nine million vaccines got in some iraq war though we are very happy that with a thoughtful program was able to deliver matched me with supply but these two were shipments sort of the last couple of days are on me and brought
in a notion i would call eight humanitarian catastrophe that is really much more needed in the coming days to serve the most vulnerable people in yemen and particularly the most vulnerable children as you mentioned a child is dying in yemen every ten minutes from preventable diseases we have close to two million children what acute malnourished four hundred thousand of them are suffering from a life threatening severe acute malnutrition so we're just critical for humanitarian agencies like unicef and the f.b.i. and others to be able to supply the country what is needed for people to survive for people to thrive so what we have been able to do over the last couple of the couple of days is and should only be the beginning and as you say
a drop in the ocean what would you say to the international community who just do not seem to be pushing this hard enough that doesn't seem to be the outcry that is causing people to say we have to get these medicines and this food into yemen as fast as possible. well her or call to the international community or all to all who are leasing gaged in yemen is a very simple call disc first and foremost is of course the war on children the war in general to start and not tomorrow or the war needs to stop now children who are innocent to what is happening have been being a brutal client price today in yemen and continue doing so all this war from a children's perspective is ng is senseless it is a war however children being in incredible price war in the absence of
a political settlement and the end of the war we ask the parties in yemen we ask anyone with a heart for yemeni children to ensure that the that the humanitarian supplies can continue logging into yemen that all ports are all going to ensure that medical supplies education supplies supplies to be sure that people have access to drinking water and that the supplies can comment but it doesn't end there because it is also critical that all parties ensure that the supplies do reach across yemen the most vulnerable people the most vulnerable boys and girls we have and we are beyond facing and we continue facing hurdles to deliver that assistance to their medical people are in need parties need to work set the
be that humanitarian access immediately and nobody can say they didn't know this was happening there has been weeks and weeks if not months now of our channel lots of different channels saying how bad the position is there again or what tat needs to happen to put pressure on those who are involved in this conflict to stop the war as you say not tomorrow but today. well i hope that war is not me it is more children to die what i hope is not only is more children the new suffering children have been suffering enough children have been dying for reasons this need stop saw again and the from us on behalf of yemeni boys and girls to those parties in yemen those who have
any influence over these parties to anyone our heart. goes in yemen please use all your efforts for this situation. thank you very much for going giving us your time to explain the daya situation get capillarity thank you so much at least fifty people have been killed in just twenty four hours and government and russian air strikes in syria twenty three people were killed in a syrian airstrike in the damascus suburb of eastern ghouta the area has been on the government says for four years and three hundred fifty thousand people are in desperate need of aid there thirty seven people were killed in russian airstrikes on a gathering of displaced people and dara zor province british base activists say fifteen children were among the victims a sum of binge of aid has just returned from syria to get to just across the border in turkey. despite
a cease fire agreement between iran turkey and russia the violence in syria does not seem to be coming to an end the airstrikes in the hooter district of damascus targeted three different residential areas according to activists on the ground the number of casualties is on the rise they're saying that they are not able to provide help to all of the victims because they have very limited supplies inside. and a number of hospitals have also been targeted in the last few months they say that because of this siege and the assad government has not been allowing any medical aid or medical supplies to come in and they're not able to treat patients as they would in a normal situation this is not the only place where the strikes have taken place there also russian strikes with a door in between the resort and this is an area where isis fighters have fled to but it's not just isis fighters who've fled into these areas it's also civilians according to activists on the ground most of the people killed near the door have
been civilians so it's another day of violence that we've seen in syria activists and we call it telling us from the ground that in the last ten days or so more than one hundred people have been killed in just the eastern district which is besieged by syrian forces and they say they don't see the violence coming to an end any time soon still to come on the al-jazeera news hour. oh ya fresh purchase in pakistan the government and the military agree not to use force to disperse them i report that robert mugabe was granted full immunity and a ten million dollars payoff to step down as in president. and the formula one season wraps up with my side is on top of the podium again joe we'll look at how new management has helped the spoke get in touch with its fans.
polls close soon in honduras presidential election which is widely expected to return the incumbent to power one on this who heads the center right national party has been price for bringing down the sky high murder rates and raising economic growth but critics say he's trying to tighten his grip on power. the he himself supported a coup against the previous president we can speak to mariana sanchez who is in the capital. so how come president and on this can run again as a candidate even though the constitution says you. know what he did. in two thousand and twelve. president of congress he was able to contribute in the fact. that gore doesn't have the
supreme court. that. would have what they did with. the government and in two thousand and. two green court the green court. that. president former president could not. really like them now this is the same people that were the military that you want supported. and nine when the president wanted to. find a referendum to. reelection he was out by the military and supported by a number of. other people here and you know now the incredible thing is that here in this election many people from the opposition are saying that. many other people . do you believe.
that you have brought down the. great number of the economy's improving and there. for a week has been the favorite in this election to win. the people feeling that the economy is doing better that the murder rates are down but do they put that down to the president or do they believe it is that what's going to give him a lift in the polls. well i. believe that. profit from the things that he has for sure. violence has confirmed that while the government fears that they have brought the crime rate. the homicide rate down by fifty percent over korea violence as well not of much but thirty percent which is. the murder capital of the world for nine years
old so there are sixty percent of. nearly forty percent of people live under the line of poverty so even though there are. many here are many here say you. need to get a job and that's the way that you think you will be tackled. bringing us the latest on the home during the presidential election. cubans are voting in local elections a sponsor of a cycle that will end with the selection of a new president in february out there in president raul castro has already cast his vote in the capital have on the next few months we'll see cubans transition from sixty years of castro family rule amid many challenges including worsening relations with the united states hussein human has more from the capital. the
municipal elections are the only instance in which ordinary citizens can directly participate in the choosing and voting for their officials after this it is the provincial organization and then the national assembly they each choose each other and then eventually that national assembly or congress if you like chooses the president that one who will succeed president raul castro the last of the castros after nearly six decades to govern this country but at this level when people will be choosing for some twelve thousand five hundred municipal delegates among more than twenty seven thousand candidates it sounds like a lot but not a single one of them belongs to the opposition this year for the first time an unprecedented number of dissidents attempted to take part in these when a civil elections but they were not allowed to do so. protesters in pakistan are calling for a nationwide strike on monday after another day of escalating demonstrations they're angry about the wording of
a parliamentary bill place of been ordered to show restraint although six people were killed on saturday in efforts to break up the protests marianna hong reports. that a call to shut down pakistan issued by cleric and political party leader who stands in opposition to the government for three weeks protesters have choked the streets of islamabad when there was violence on saturday as police tried to disperse them they spread along highways to other major cities including a whore and she just. this movement is not political it is the duty of every muslim to protect the owner of his land the protesters maintain this is not political but this is an issue that could undermine pakistan's government. it began when pakistan's norman is desired hammered introduced a bill before parliament that made no reference to the prophet muhammad protest is
linked it to the highly contentious issue of blasphemy and while the amendment was withdrawn blind on a clear cut era and hammered apologised the little known group behind the protests argued it remained an affront to islam and they want the minister gone. and after the violence on saturday they want the entire cabinet to resign to where. people aren't coming out of their houses because they're scared it's a strange situation in the backyard of the narcanon this is the fault of the clerics their extremist attitudes they simply don't care about people and the business is being destroyed by the clerics doing this in the name of islam they're absolutely wrong and people are in pain protest organizers have still managed to spread the call for the demonstrators did begin encouraged by. the police failed to get them off the streets kadhim hussein rizvi the cleric who leads the teddy eleven like pakistan party has called on his followers to bring the entire country to
a halt. to zero. well let's have a closer look at what led to these protests being driven by the. pakistan movement is led by outspoken cleric are saying rizvi who's been using facebook to urge his supporters to demonstrate the group stems from the barrel of a sect of islam a barrel of a follower from tax country was executed in twenty sixteen after he as isolated liberal punjab governor taseer over his stance on the country's blasphemy laws seems to have inspired the group's more hardline stance the protests have been simmering for nearly three weeks ever since a government minister introduced a bill to change the wording of an electoral law that made no reference to the prophet mohammed from a lighter is there protest in color on the highway between lahore and this i'm about. for the past two days the highway systems of pakistan have come
to a grinding halt because the protesters are now broking intersections all along their route which travels from north to south and south. people are stuck on the highway these are some of the fortunate people who may have some facilities on the road but there are family. elderly the sick who are stuck in the long queue the protesters will not allow them to move any further because of the anger that they're expressing after the pakistani government went after those protected in rawalpindi and. instead of there flooding them they have now turned out in large numbers and they're saying that they will continue their rotation for many more days to come that of course will mean huge problems for people like the who are already suffering they say they need help and they need some guidance as to
what to do for more on this. who researches pakistan and the u.s. institute of peace in washington last very much for joining his hair on al-jazeera those behind the protesters saying they want to bring the country to a halt is what's really going on has some sort of push for power. well look as far as i can tell the miseries of people are on the rise i mean it's been eighteen days first in the capital city of islamabad the now spreading across the country so in some ways they have brought the country to a halt in terms of power i think this is really a little known group i mean for the first time they're sort of emerged on the political landscape and my reading of this is this is very much about registering. political protest and getting to was the next election in pakistan which is next year beyond that quite frankly the issue as it was raised was really not one about
blasphemy the link was created and then the government had already backtracked and reverted to the original wording in the legislation that they had brought so in some ways they demanded been met it's very difficult to defend what's been done by these protesters in the past eighteen days that said i will also say that true to form the pakistani state reaction has been heavy handed they have tried to disperse the protesters botched it up there are six or seven people dead and thus you see this spreading of a very small issue which has now become a national headache a nuisance for the government and data and in some respects it feels like it spiraled out of almost out of control because of the way the government has reacted what do you think the government and the military should be doing now to really did deescalate what's going on on the streets. you know the decision in some
ways has been made the government called out the military under the constitution it can do that and the military essentially told the government that they're not going to come out and stand you know dispersing the writers that's not their job and thus the government needs to find a way to negotiate so i think the decision is made the government is going to cave in they are going to give these protesters more than they would have liked and essentially asked them to leave based on that for the state and for an effort by the pakistani state that's really taken back a lot of space from extreme right wing elements in the last three or four years this is really a very difficult situation and one one sees this going down in a way that the average citizen may see the state again buckling under pressure when these right wing protests take place one point the government oh pushed for a media blackout it's a worrying departure for the government to try to do that and indeed is even
possible with social media nowadays. well they actually did it they didn't even push they did not only push but they actually had the major t.v. channels off you tube was off for a while as was facebook so so they did implement the problem is in today's age this doesn't work i mean you're always going to have satellite channels you're going to have people using twitter etc and this is not the first time this has been done i mean even in the past previous governments have tried this and quite frankly failed at it the issue here the underlying issue is that the government felt that their t.v. screens were going to shore police tear gassing these people going after them they would have a negative reaction because this government already has a black mark on its record because about three years ago they went after a political often and unprovoked and ended up killing seven people that still coming back to haunt them every now and then the court cases are alive so they were very wanted done happening and that's why i think they made this move but again the
t.v. channels are back on they've had to retry him and that's always going to happen in today's age so i'm not sure that was advised by very good to get your thoughts use of speaking to us from washington. pope francis is in the air making the flight from rome to them capital young gong for a three day of official visit it comes just days after the u.s. joined human rights groups and the united nations in accusing me of carrying out an ethnic cleansing campaign against their will hinge on is the first stop of a week long tour for the leader of the roman catholic church and the scott highly reports from young on pope francis faces a major diplomatic challenge. roman catholic leader pope francis has been an advocate for refugees and the oppressed around the world on monday he embarks on a trip to the region facing one of the biggest force exodus in the world this year
previously he called the muslim or hindu good and peaceful people tortured and killed simply because of their faith. during his visit the main focus will be on their plight but many will also be focused on whether the pope actually calls them or something the catholic leadership in myanmar has advised him against there are six hundred fifty thousand catholics in myanmar that's less than two percent of the country's population which is overwhelmingly buddhist. a member of unsung suchi is really party explains why they don't want the pope to use the word or hinge or. we do not accept the term hinge and they are bengalis all muslims from bangladesh so we would like to request that he use the official if the tape uses the term you have to issue that it's an insult to. one bishop from a remote pocket of catholics in chin state is hopeful the visit will go smoothly.
that might be some differences of opinion between the pope and the government but since he's been invited to this country i'm sure they will be understanding a growing list of nations and international bodies are calling the military crackdown on the right ethnic cleansing something myanmar rejects visiting both sides of the crisis the pope will meet military and civilian leaders here in myanmar who also hold a large mass and young gone the nation's largest city. then later in the week he'll travel to bangladesh where hundreds of thousands of refugees are sheltering with plans to meet a group of and the country's leadership catholics or across myanmar traveling here to yangon to see their cope some trips taking days by road and by rail and some sleeping outside just so they can be here. and i'm ok with the fact that he's coming for everyone in the country not only for kristie. our country is not stable there are many conflicts or bring peace here we need development i hope he's going
to help bring development. high hopes for the pope's first visit to myanmar. in which he will need to not only bring the message of peace from a religious leader but channel the abilities of an artful diplomat scott either al jazeera younger. still to come on the al-jazeera news hour love across a separation wall we made the palestinian couples forced to live in limbo because of israeli bureaucracy. poll continues on the slow path to democracy with millions turning out for elections to create a new political system. and in. two hundred sixty fourth time lucky for this goal for find out why when joe.
hello and welcome to international weather forecast now across europe we've got a couple of weather fronts which are looking quite interesting we've got one area of low pressure in fact which is down across the balkans giving some very heavy rainfall and some big accumulations of snow there's of the front running into the northern parts of europe drink some slightly less cold air into parts of russia ahead of it meanwhile there's another system across more northwest an airstream wet and windy weather in across the u.k. and france but dies for the sides during the course of choose day heavy showers wintry showers to the north of that frontal system and that too will eventually push in across the juror and into the alps but so i suppose down in italy with highs of ten in rome but generally looking quite wintry at the moment on the other side of the mediterranean this area of low pressure is extending its influence long the coast of libya and also egypt sort of the risk of a few showers here fairly brisk winds generally so temperatures will be on the low side just sixteen degrees for central parts of africa. quite
a long way south into wards. baldwin towards congo across west africa weather conditions generally not looking too bad we're looking at highs there into the low thirty's for southern africa if some heavy showers affecting mozambique those are still there in the forecast. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. overthrown and exiled point. saying if you all thought this was
me an intimate film about the struggle of the elected leader of madagascar to return to his country and reinstate his presidency you know is that the true issue and we do not think it is. a major change this return of the president at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera a ship carrying more than five thousand tons of flour in the yemeni ports of her data the first since a saudi led coalition started to. blockade. russian and government airstrikes have
killed at least fifty people across syria the attacks targeted the areas of eastern guta and there is or. tolls are set to close in honduras presidential election which is widely expected to return leader one orlando this back to power. as in balboa newspaper is reporting that robert mugabe was granted full immunity and a payment of ten million dollars to convince him to step down as president zimbabwe independent also says he's been promised he can keep all his properties and that he'll be paid his salary for the rest of his life but the ruling party disputes for gobbi got a special deal. has more from her already. officials in say that robert mugabe got the usual standard normal retirement package given to any former head of state we're told that he wants to stay in zimbabwe he plans to do that but he is able to leave the country and go to singapore for his usual regular
medical check ups he's indicated he wants to do some farming in the country and we've heard his wife grace is still planning to build the robert mugabe university all eyes are now on the new president emerson when i got here and the cabinet he is going to form some indications say that it could be as early as monday when the cabinet is announced people are wondering will it be inclusive will you work with opposition party leaders we also work with other political parties which could indicate that he is maybe genuine about being a unifying leader but some zimbabweans fear that if we see more of the old guard in cabinet it could indicate nothing really has changed on the ground and they fear is that if that is the case in things one transform quickly in terms of the economy the main thing now for most of us who are struggling economically and financially is the economy who is the finance minister going to be they hope that individual is someone who can work with the international community bring investment into the country create jobs and lisa tate the struggling economy and reviving zimbabwe's
crippled economy will be a shoe for a new president. unemployment is as high as ninety percent business owners are hoping for better times but many are still pessimistic andrew symonds reports from harare. sunday and the time for contemplation of the zimbabwe's momentous events the church of christ has twenty eight congregations in harare and they're all here. and did roof in the front row a university. student who studies had been broken up because his family became destitute. behind them a couple who may be wearing their sunday best but they're reliant on a small business that barely balances its books they're only just getting by. it's the sort of service that always has religious intensity but after the dramatic
events of the last two weeks this one has an added dimension out would relief in would anxiety that all of one's faith but there's a broad cross-section of people here all of them sharing the hardships of so many years most of them are unemployed some self-employed. tries to run the business exchange rates and hyperinflation make family life painful at times i'm a businessman but i can't afford to feed my family. because. the situation is as it is and where people in the seventy's maybe even the business community has responded see the change is not new that we see. here is not. the only thing i've been using like he was the vice president and he still is in place and he's on top so we guess after three which. is
pessimistic about his future it's the age of twenty five i should have been doing something better with my life but like now i'm still. after school i have no hope i don't know we saw something. i can't celebrate. and so what different mood in the elation of last week than emilie are representative of many people they have hope but not trust and drew simmons al-jazeera harari. around fifty thousand people have protested across remain here against the government's planned changes to the justice system demonstrators clog the streets of the capital bucharest they say the changes will put romania's judicial independence under threat which could lead to high level corruption going on punished the ruling is social democrats hope to have the overhaul approved in parliament by the end of the year. saudi arabia's crown prince has warned a forty one nation alliance of muslim nations that it cannot allow terrorists to
tarnish the name of islam mohammad bin selman was speaking at the first meeting of the islamic military counter-terrorism alliance in riyadh. there is no doubt today's meeting is of great significance simply for the reason that over the past two years terrorism has been wreaking havoc in our respective countries in the absence of concerted coordination between our countries this is becoming history with the establishment of this coalition more than forty islamic countries have dubbed held efforts in combating terrorism with militarily financially or in terms of political and intelligence cooperation and the crown prince also offered his condolences to egypt where three hundred five people were killed on friday after fighters targeted a mosque in northern sinai mass graves have been made for some of the victims which included twenty seven children egypt's president of the fattah el-sisi has promised
the use of brutal force against those responsible and a solid solidarity vigil has also taken place in palestine for the victims of the attack welcome where as more from gaza city. hundreds of people have gathered here . killed in the attack in egypt since friday after the gunman opened fire at a mosque in the town of and the recent killing more than two hundred had already said about one hundred kilometers from here many palestinians live in the halls of egypt so some people here knew some of those who were killed this morning events organized by some of gaza's political factions but it has some political significance. this is a message of sort of going to the muslims would be born after the most troubling. to be willing to say anything with a board or. in this you know.
i'm dating his brokering reconciliation told to. make political parties and i. asked him factions this is meant to lead to a high number of power here on friday from hamas to the palestinian authority administration and its opponents of these developments for egyptian security officials and students arrive in gaza tomorrow these are reasons why palestinians political faction want to show solidarity with egypt at the moment but many people here in gaza already have rather seen several repeated that failed attempts at reconciliation before they wait to see what will happen in the coming days if this reconciliation will actually produce something. israel's continued occupation of the west bank cascode freedom of movement for many palestinians and spent families in some areas at least twelve thousand people have affected been affected by
israel's ban on family reunification some in occupied east jerusalem bennett smith reports from where thousands are crammed into what effectively a no man's land. location location location rarely is that property hunting maxim more important than in the carved up territory of the occupied west bank mara obaid lives in occupied east jerusalem she has the right to live in israel her fiance where some cellar main lives in ramallah and our fifteen year old a temporary israeli emergency order means where some cannot get israeli residency to join his wife to be so they have to live here. falls inside the municipality of jerusalem so it's governed by israel but it's on the palestinian side of the separation wall. they are bent on the like any other engaged girl you plan you have to dream i would have chosen for our club i was thinking of a house with a small garden it's more like
a dream though faced by the reality i had no choice but to live in for a cup so i can keep my identity card and my life partner kathak ups unusual situation i mean seventy thousand people a packed into a limited piece of land now the population of course has grown by as many as ten thousand people a year every year for the last twelve years but this town could never expand outwards because of the separation wall and that suits the israelis because it's another way that they can control the number of palestinians living on the other side of the wall the main purpose in our point of view all from our long experience in this field is to push palestinians outside of their voters to to divide the families they know what it means you know the family of the personal social network and they are targeting the feminists this is they are targeting children they are targeting the homeless they are targeting you know their presence in georgia silliman more than twelve thousand palestinians are stuck in this bureaucratic
limbo and there's no chance of relief in sight bernard smith al-jazeera in the occupied west bank. algis there is demanding the release of its journalist who had his say in who's been in an egyptian prison for eleven months the same is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and strongly deny the same has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested on december the twentieth while visiting family several flights to and from bali have been cancelled because of volcanic activity mount has been pouring ash and steam into the sky since tuesday officials are warning that a major eruption is possible when it last erupted in one thousand nine hundred sixty three it killed more than one thousand people and destroyed several villages . voters in the poor have been taking part in elections that marked the final stage
of a peace process that started back in two thousand and six polls have now closed after voting across mountain regions in the north the rest of the country will vote on december seventh the results will give nepal its first provincial assemblies with the aim of decentralizing power and creating a federal democratic republic so been assured reports from mélange district. the early morning call is no deterrent for these people in the parts manon district they have come to exercise their right to vote district and national officials have been working for days to ensure the election happens far the new constitution is being implemented and. local elections have already taken place this is the first phase of religion for mr miller and his did assembly this election is important because it is about implementing the constitution. the first phase of this election is happening in the hills and mountains where climate and terrain can be
challenging the second phase will take place on december seventh in more moderate climate there are nearly six thousand registered voters here and competition is fierce every vote counts and representatives from all sides i can watch. there are candidates representing both the left alliance of nepal's communist party unified marxist leninist and the former maoist and the democratic alliance of the nepali congress and the right of center parties one candidate will represent this district in the national assembly and two in the state assembly but for people like groom who runs a hotel here this election is more about development and tourism. i really hope that we get a good representative tourism is important for us and we need good roads for people and tourists here we also need schools and hospitals. district is on attracting route and has recently been linked by roads but the journey is precarious polls
close at five in the evening local time but by late afternoon most people have already cast their votes while in milan district officials say that more than the expected number of people have cast their ballots nationally the turnout has been no making it difficult to predict the outcome of this election which will turn into a federal republic that he has rushed out of the euro when an district in nepal. still to come on the al-jazeera news hour. what's being denied us is not just recognition of our language but it's also respect for our identity. as northern ireland wrestles its coast breck's a future we meet again expect as battling to save them mother tongue. and the cats twenty twenty two world cup is set to have i will be usable thank you joe well tell us more just ahead in sport.
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a u commissioner says the u.k. must change its a pro. negotiations because it risks leading to a hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland which is part of the european union border controls would be in violation of a nineteen year old deal which ended the conflict in northern ireland and it's not just bricks it dividing the passes the irish language has also become a major issue from belfast nick parker explains. in the heart of the.
it's a cultural center in west belfast i was speakers discuss the issues of the day many want the irish language to have official status in the courts the regional parliament and on road signs like in scotland and welsh in wales very few people speak their language fluently here around eleven percent claim to have some knowledge of irish a figure that steadily growing among republicans who favor a united ireland over british rule speakers. to along with production and. speakers in scotland because annoyance in that sense being denied us is not just recognition of our language a respect for our identity for the past decade power has been shared here the regional assembly between representatives of the pro british democratic unionist party the d. and the irish republican shin fein party. pulled out in january complaining it
wasn't being treated as an equal party central to their demand is an irish language act many republicans see the language as an expression of their political identity they say it's a matter of civil rights. which is my heart and soul but it was a core of my skin and you could easily identify me as being of a different color and the d.p. worse than give it equal rights this guy i think clear but certainly for us this is discrimination but there's no appetite for compromise among hard line unionists many see an irish language as a means of eroding and eventually ending british sovereignty the demands but for our political demands which i would say are vast open and the language of civil rights and i and i think if you. put forward is not a proposal for an irish language or to be a second language. a political proposal to give permanence and she damn say the disputes literally edged on the streets of belfast this graffiti calls for an irish
language act the republican catholic west belfast the local councils have allowed residents to have their road signs in english and irish cross over to east belfast and unionists probe rich areas exclusively english if the deadlock doesn't end by december the british government may choose to take back direct control of the region on doing years of political progress republicans say the irish language is an expression of identity for many unionists it's a weapon in a cultural war. al-jazeera belfast now time for the. sir thank you very much we start with tennis where france also celebrating winning the davis cup they took a two one lead over belgium into the final day in lael but were pushed all the whites who were deciding fifth singles match base and.
with nine players ranked in the side the top one hundred fronts were always going to be one of the favorites to win tennis is to the world cup. belgium may only have two top one hundred players but one of them is wild number seven depakote fun. and he showed why he's been one of the best players on the a.t.p. old season with a straight sets win over french number one joe wilfred tsonga. the old so with the final all square at two matches apiece it was over to veteran belgian steve dusty and the youngster of the french team because. he was just seven years old when france last won the davis cup in two thousand and one but the world number eighteen didn't show any signs of nerves as he demolished his elder opponent to secure a tenth davis cup title for his country. break again for the belgians who also lost the trying to fifteen final to great britain but with their first title
in sixteen years france and now the joint the most successful nation in the one hundred seventeen year long history of the event for captain yannick know it's a title and charge up to also leading france a victory in one nine hundred ninety one on one thousand nine hundred six and with such strength and depth in his team they wouldn't be surprising if they added to that tally in the near future helen place and al-jazeera. well after twenty races the seventeen formula one season has come to a close in abu dhabi it was hamilton had already secured his four world title in mexico two races ago but it was his new sadie's teammate phil terry bought us who clenched victory in the final race of the year on sunday headed how wilson for the third queen of his career the two drive is also secured a fourth constructors' championship from the sadie's in october. surely surely before you say well. sebastian vettel was thirteen up to secure second
place in the overall standings in the race monkey and a philippe masses' f one career the brazilian leaving the sports after fifteen seasons. big big congratulations to. an amazing job today to hold me off but it was a it was a great race i didn't i just gave it everything every single lap it's very very hard to overtake here so what you have to last sector struggle a little bit but i gave it everything is comprised of i was really very happy for him and again very you know very much congratulations to you is on the season it is ours that to win the championship this year in the end i hate to say it but he was the better man so i'm sure you know we will do our bit over the winter and hopefully come back stronger well this season has been the first on the new management company liberty media while they've talked about making big changes to revive the sports they've done very little an announcement this week about changing the sport's logo didn't go down well with fans earlier i spoke to
a foreign journalist phil duncan who's still confident that liberty media will do well for formula one. i mean there's lots of things that they could change of form and one and the logos probably want it doesn't really need need changing so i mean i guess in fairness then we can understand why they want to do they want you know put them on and changing the logo is one of those things i think the biggest change so far has been there are students want social media which is in the past. wasn't a fan of it so they feel they've made this temple now they've given the teams and drivers access to. race tracks which they want out steve before and they've definitely grown the sport social media it's gone from about zero two that's it's a much higher so that's that's the biggest thing that they've done in terms of actually what you know the schedule format or anything else has been too much of a change and i think there's a sense of perhaps frustrations of what's the source of final months of that first
year in charge that we haven't seen perhaps enough from them there's been a lot of talking it hasn't been quite enough action for me yet but maybe going forward we may see more but for the for the moment you know a huge difference or huge change to so this in the form of the bernie presided over for so many years. nervous kate that the draw against second place the lengthy when they should have really won the top of the table clash messi and his team were left frustrated when his goal was disallowed even they replaced showed it clearly crossed the line second place but i think it went in front through of the go but a late goal from jody alba ensured a share of the points in the one one draw and it keeps balls low four points in front now much city have moved eight points clear at the top of the english premier league pep guardiola side came from a goal down to beat hundreds fail to one on sunday said levelled it before raheem sterling school the went out late in the second half we need this kind of
situations happen. we have to leave the situations that we had last month in the happening was to leave you in trouble because. one million dollars on us to leave it to him not doing the right the last seven games thing games to fight to win the premier league you have to leave these kind of games elsewhere everton's was continued as they slumped to afford to feed as southampton but arsenal have moved into the top four in the premier league a last minute penalty from alexis sanchez earning them a one zero win at burnley organizers of the capital twenty twenty two world cup have unveiled the design for what they say will be the torments first reusable stadium brewed in doha will see forty thousand spectators and host matches up to the quarterfinals and it's made up of shipping containers which can then be taken down and reassembled for use elsewhere once the world cup is over. and finally go
for wade almost be played his first year a peon tour event thirteen years ago at the two hundred sixty fourth time raskin on sunday he won his maiden title it was a nerve wracking finish at the hong kong open for the thirty seven year old australian who carded a final round of sixty eight to finish eleven under par the tournament looked to be heading for a playoff but rafa company or bayeux failed to make par on the eighteenth to hand a first ever european talk round to the world number three hundred and nineteen. and that is where your sport from now back to see you in london. thank you joe that's it for me for this news hour but i'll be back in a moment with much more of the day's the.
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