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by sunni groups in the past to reports from karachi. the explosion is believed to be triggered by suicide bombers operating in the open fruit and vegetable market took the full force of the loss along with the people or serving them. we were busy at a watermelon auction then there was a huge blast the blast happened in a potato warehouse and when we rushed over there there were bodies lying on the ground. people suspect the motivation of the killings was sectarianism. a senior officer said several cheers were among the day along with people start to be working on this. and among the day or dead this one pattern military officer part of a patrol group that was predicting to be put. there were other people to including the historic community and the security forces personnel who were targeted until we were at the crime scene and investigations are ongoing we're
trying to figure out how this incident happened and what kind of explosives were used. the shears out from the house are a community they've been talking to before. he bought it have been several attacks on the people here in the past this is a very brutal act and should be condemned i have spoken to the police chief to the health authorities and to the interior minister to expedite the search operation against the terrorists more than five hundred of them have died in attacks over the past five years and on friday many took to the streets to call for more protection . the pakistani prime minister brown honda and the president. issued. if we can go to the dogs of the country and to fight against. karachi. well now tell he's rolling out policy is demanding
a fresh vote in istanbul almost two weeks country helman isopropyl elections is being seen as a test of president popularity in a time of growing economic uncertainty we've barker reports from istanbul. it is a city divided by more than the bosphorus strait istanbul is split in half and to voters who backed president earlier while this ruling ak party and those who support the main opposition people's republican party the c.h.p. . that division was recently seen here the ballot box in elections for a new mayor on march thirty first initial results but the opposition candidate. narrowly ahead of virtue and candidate banal yoder of. the c.h.p. party also won in the capital ankara but by a much bigger margin. the out party responded by contesting the istanbul result president earlier one claims that almost all of the voting in istanbul was
marred by regularities high electorial baldwin and the results and when they do if we have objections we will appeal wherever needed it doesn't matter whether we get a positive outcome or not. so far the country supremely actual council has granted only a partial recount across a stumble and is yet to reveal the final result. for meanwhile the c.h.p. candidate's been attracting attention his supporters believe he has the makings of a future president is this for my justice to become america's turkey's cultural and economic capital sealing a bruising blow to the president earlier once policy for. molo is confident that he is the winner. there's only one thing the ruling party expects and this is to a no this election and have a rerun i strongly oppose that this election's been won there are zero doubts or
hesitations over the results and. using istanbul to the opposition would be a blow for president. he launched his political career was the city's mayor in the nine hundred ninety s. but people's concerns about the government's handling of the economy appear to have been reflected in the results of the national currency the lira has plunged nearly thirty percent in recent months inflation has risen and turkey is now in recession the ruling party was so confident that it would win here in istanbul that the morning after the election these giant poster sprang up across the city thanking people for their support. but those tanks may have been private sure the park ouches era is double. we go now to venezuela where a u.s. military official is saying that the armed forces are ready to move in on the country admiral craig father told a us magazine that intervention might be needed if sanctions fail to force president nicolas maduro from power but analysts say similar sanctions imposed by
washington on other countries have destroyed them not help them in human reports now from fire took a bear in northern venezuela. what does the sinister star wars character darth vader and u.s. economic sanctions against bin is leyla have in common with everything according to u.s. national security advisor john bolton he likens the sanctions to darth vader choking his enemy's throat that he says is what we're going to do to the regime economically. and the economic crisis already existed long before the sanctions but the u.s. strategy is designed to provoke the total collapse of what it sees as the enemy. the u.s. treasury department has designated not just venezuela's vital oil industry but its entire banking sector as a target of u.s. sanctions and that makes than israel almost untouchable for companies and banks the do business with the united states this is one of venezuela's main ports for
bringing in everything from food to fertilizer to manufactured goods but as you can see there is very little activity here according to the government this is because u.s. financial sanctions are scaring off shipping companies and those who do venture to dock here are charging a premium. the sanctions are of course taking a toll on venezuela's already crumbling economy and on ordinary citizens the theory being that they will provoke a painful but a relatively quick ouster of president nicolas maduro. recent history however disproves this theory. look at the sanctions against cuba that they remove the castro no they only hurt the lives of the cubans they remove assad in syria that they take out saddam in iraq or in zimbabwe know that you get rid of all of them because you applied sanctions no. in fact in the last three months the government
has been busy finding ways to circumvent the sanctions and israel's foreign minister travelling the world over closing economic cooperation deals in countries like turkey syria and south africa out of reach of u.s. sanctions. not to mention military and oil industry feels with russia. this sense of an israel or was isolated but nothing could be further from the truth we are working hard to diversify our commercial ties with all the countries there was much bigger than the united states and it's not the fifty countries that follow washington's orders. these are three. you're unlikely to reverse in israel is a profound economic crisis but it could give me more room to maneuver the u.s. vows to tighten the financial news even further if that doesn't work the united states could be tempted to resort to other more direct methods of obtaining regime
change with all that they imply. you see in human what it took of a deal in his wake. i have all the sports news still to come on the program including this story the toughest foot race on earth is ended with a familiar wenna of the details on that story and more coming up. business updates brought to you by qatar where we're going places to get our.
lakers have parted ways with their head coach luke walton it was a thirty nine year old's first permanent head coaching job in his three years in charge walton never led the lakers to the playoffs and his departure comes just three days after lakers president magic johnson resigned things were looking good for the lakers when they signed the sport's biggest star le bron james however injuries to le bron and then lines of ball both prompted dips in form the failure to sign anthony davis reportedly unsettled the locker room many players who were expected to be traded to make way for the new orleans pelicans star they eventually finished tenth and the western conference eleven games off the final playoff spot one of the leading scorers in the english premier league harry came could miss the rest of the season three injury tottenham boss to cheney believes a comeback before then would be difficult of or would hurt his ankle and spurs his win over man city in the champions league on choose day the england captain has seventeen e.p.l. goals this season and is joint third in the goal scoring charts. the draw has been
made for this year's africa cup of nations in egypt which which begins in june and it's produced some exciting group stage match ups senegal have been drawn in group c. with one time champions algeria record seven time winners egypt and three time champions nigeria have been given pretty kind draws two former champions morocco in the ivory coast have been drawn in group d. africa's second best team to this year are in group b. and gonna should qualify with ease from group asked. australia's bidding farewell to a wonder horse called wink says she's unbeaten in four years and can extend her record before retiring on saturday andrew thomas reports from sydney. she is one of the world's greatest athletes having a final early morning stretch of her legs ahead of her final race weeks has won her last thirty two races in a row on saturday in sydney she'll go for her thirty third heroes and trainers say
after that it will be retirement they want her to go out on a high. she knows that she can do it she's got that extra. capacity extra should be extra bit of energy seventy years old winks has run forty two races and won thirty six of them the last time she failed to win was more than four years ago the prologue and the emotion. that winks attracts you know i'm not oblivious to it you know i feel it as well but for me. i'm very prepared to be such an integral part of what she's been able to achieve and when i get on her back at the right as she gives me confidence many in australia have fallen for the horse there's a miracle to her in sydney city center and dozens of journalists came along to her final practice run on thursday it takes quite a celebrity to get this many people from the media out at six in the morning winks
is that horse she is say those who followed racing for years undoubtedly the best horse racing anywhere at the moment she could be the best race horse ever the times you look at the times that she's done that rice track and done track records and even now as a seven year old me where horses aren't really supposed to be doing as much oh no we need what she's doing winks is mother was a racehorse called vegas showgirl so her foal was named after a famous last of vegas but i think show on saturday winks will be the show the one all the watching thomas al-jazeera sydney. and for the eighth time morocco's rationale more bt has won the toughest foot race on earth the marathon day sab a six day race through the sahara desert is the equivalent of six regular marathons top honors in the men's elite category while his brother hammad was not far behind
in seconds. and that's all your sport for now it's now back to marion and london not only thank you very much. well that wraps up the news hour but i will be back in a moment with more of the day's news for you i will see you very shortly now. he came from a wealthy background in paris and became an artist against his family's wishes he went on to bring a fresh perspective to oriental list painting falling in love with the harlem culture making his home and converting to islam. al-jazeera
world tells the story of lost and his unique artistic work. the french oriental list on al-jazeera. this is adama cinnamon's fourth trip to boozy in two days the fisherman is using his boat to risk you as many people as he can was stranded in the flood hit area up to psychologize struck mozambique i was up when i first saw women with babies on their backs crying for help saying they were dying i knew i had to do something i was late and from the dark a faint whistle in the distance alerts us to people calling for help women children and the elderly are brought on board first hungry and thirsty it hasn't taken much time to pull the boat about two hundred people have been rescued and more want to get on but there's simply no space. for the congolese the journey to work
at all aboard seems unimaginable hardship i prefer to live both the fist and the i got the call can truth chance again like a myth. on a dangerous journey through the jungle. tunnel into the real world i merely die. children go to school and live because of the trade risking it all the democratic republic of congo on al-jazeera. this is for the benefit of. saddam's defense minister says he's stepping down as transitional leader a day off to the former president to model bashir was overthrown in a coup. well protesters have celebrated this announcement saying his departure is a victory of the people's will.
hello i'm maryam namazie this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. demonstrators returned to the streets of algeria calling for the removal of leaders who were part of the former president's government. the u.s. president says he's considering sending illegal immigrants to cities controlled by his political opponents. do you. think i'll watch this space another significant step towards terrorists heading out of this while. we begin in sudan where there have been scenes of jubilation off to the head of the country's military transitional council announced he's stepping down ahmed had been
sworn in as the country's interim leader on thursday after the military removed president tomorrow bashir bin alf was too had the transitional council for up to two years until a civilian government could be put in place but his appointment sparked further process. demonstrators have been unhappy with the military takeover. of the amalia would really welcome welcome and this is for the benefit of the nation without having to look at special interests spiegel small that might preclude progress. although to say that this country has great people of the groet. i would like to recommend you work together and hope that you would reach a solution very speedily i would also hope that this decision is not misinterpreted i wish my brother success in what is beneficial to our country. a peaceful and honorable country. abdul fatah hahn has been sworn in as the new chief of the
transitional council this is the replacement as the country's new interim leader but han is the commander of the sudanese ground force says sudan's main opposition group is unhappy with this appointment though and is calling for an immediate transition to a civilian government morgan is following developments for us from the capital hard to him. just about twenty four hours after he was sworn in to lead the military council that would be steering sudan throughout its two year transition period general. defense minister and the former president. and vice president as well and now it's that he was going to step down and hand over the reins of the military council to attend general abdul fatah and this comes after hours and hours of protests from people on the streets saying that they do not want me off to be the one leading them there saying that he was part and parcel of the old routine he represented the old regime he was
a member of the ruling party of the former ruling party and and a member of president bashir is cabinet before the shooter stepped down so people are saying that people were saying that they don't want him to be not only leading military council but they don't want him to participate they did not want military personnel anybody who had anything to do with president bush involved in leading the country through its transitional base now that's one thing that sets apart lieutenant general opted for the one hand from his to criticize as at this point both from the president i'm going to share and former leader of the military council. of the fact that he does not have a political affiliation he was the inspector general of the military yes and he so he does have a military background but he has no political affiliations and more importantly to the people who are on the streets celebrating he doesn't have the same tainted past as a matter of fact this is very remote so that's known about him and his history besides
his military service so people are saying that they are willing to give him a chance. christensen he joins us live now from the united nations in new york and kristin we have also had the international community calling for an immediate handover to civilian rule in sudan that's not what happened tonight what is the u.n. likely to do now. well members of the security council are making it clear that they're watching the situation very carefully in fact a meeting was called by the security council almost as soon as word got out that the military had taken over in the country no action from the security council at this time we've been told by security council diplomats on background that while some members of the council certainly the european members of the council wanted to come out with a strong statement today in support of this transition to civilian rule that they were advised by african members of the council that it would be better to wait they
decided in deference to them to wait to see what happens at an african union meeting that's supposed to take place on sunday but the president of the security council the german ambassador did tell the media here that they are watching the situation they're ready to call another meeting on monday and that today's meeting should really serve as notice to the military in sudan that the international community is watching this very closely and by way of background it was the security council back in two thousand and five that referred omar al bashir to the international criminal court where he is now facing charges of genocide and war crimes for the situation in daraa for so this security council which is very divided in many respects and often slow to act managed to get together and actually refer a sitting head of state to the international criminal court something that had never
been done before and hasn't been done since over the situation in sudan so this is hanging over the sudanese government in the military which really until very recently was backing bashir and in fact the general who was in power until just hours ago was in charge of military intelligence during this time when bashir was referred to the international criminal court he's. and sanctioned by the u.s. government so in the view of many in the international community and the rights community he had blood on his hands as well so that threat of international prosecution is hanging over the military and we saw the sudanese representative at the united nations earlier in the day seeking to reassure the international community that they are committed to an international transition not surprising that shortly after he made those comments perhaps that the general did step aside and a new person was announced with less baggage that would be taking over over the situation
there and so the international community will continue to watch closely thank you very much kristen christensen amy there at the united nations in new york. police in algeria say they've arrested one hundred eight protest is in the capital is they were among hundreds of thousands of people calling for a complete overhaul of the political system algeria is under the interim leadership of a bill called their ben sala a longtime ally of the former president bush to freak out rob matheson has will. clad in traditional robes this woman cries out to crowds of young protesters said you my children are the algerian you just something like flowers in the spring you are the future i'm with you will be cherishing. in response the crowd cheers lonely lives old. demonstrations again on all j.v.
is streets despite increasing efforts by security forces to reduce the size of the crowds there was a roadblock ings there was. that impeded people from joining the capital. years and there was also the use of what cannon against a student a few days ago there was also the use of sound cannon so i think this is also the military is sending signals that the message is we heard you indeed we gave you few concessions about do not ask for too much it's been ten days since he's brought the fleet has stepped down after two decades as president following weeks of public demands for him to go but the protesters say everyone linked to both of leaders government needs to be removed. that includes. a long time but of legal ally and the man appointed under the constitution to act as interim leader
and who's in presidential elections for july the fourth protesters are also calling on some of the military's top leaders to resign including general ahmed going home protesters accused of not doing enough to rid the country of what they call look for the power a group which they say has been secretly running algeria in the shadow of former president bush of flicka if you go to jail algeria has its men algeria doesn't need you there are plenty of people that can rule geria we want them all to leave. all the garden they all need to go we want to tell. they need to know that the people have empowered you to get rid of the gangs. it's not needed speaking it's forty million algerians women men all people young people are on the streets all of these people are asking you in the name of everything that's holding to leave the country to leave its people be. a great nation it's greater than any of.
the interim government maybe hoping that electing a new president will be enough to satisfy the protesters but the economy is struggling unemployment is high and demonstrators like these say they'll stay on the streets until all those they blame it all genius problems are forced to go rob matheson. i want to come for you on the program this hour at least twenty people were killed in a bomb blast at a french market in the pakistani city of quests. and the u.s. secretary of state calls on the sound a crown prince to cut ties with his top aide and his alleged role in the murder of janice jamal khashoggi.
hello again it's good to have you back well across the southwestern part of australia we are dealing with a frontal boundary that's bring some rain across much of the region so for perth you're going to get out of the rain you're going to be seeing those temperatures go to about twenty six degrees but it's really going to only last for one day we do expect to see more rain coming in from the southwest with this next frontal boundary right there and with that we could be seeing some gusty winds as well attempt a few dropping down to about twenty degrees and there showers could be quite heavy for the rest for australia to the north looking quite nice townsville a twenty eight plenty of sun view over here toward city it is going to be a nice day and then the clouds are going to start to roll in we do expect to see a temperature of twenty three degrees for most of north and south island of dizzy and it's going to be off and on clouds not a lot of rain in the forecast there we do expect to see christchurch seeing a temperature few about fourteen up towards auckland at seventy but up towards fiji we are going to be watching that area very carefully we do expect to see some localized flooding with a very heavy rain across the region and then across much of japan.