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announcer: this is al jazeera. from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, this is the newshour. coming up in the next 60 minutes. thousands return to the streets in malaysia for a second day, demanding the prime minister resign. >> their room is overcrowded, they sleep on hospital beds, overheated, too many mosquitos. >> where dreams become nightmares, inside a migrant detention center in italy that is more like a prison.
lots ahead... ..memorial services to mark the 10th anniversary of the hurricane katrina putting their lives on the line. a first-hand look at one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. . hello, thousands of malaysians continue a second day of peace protests in the capital kuala lumpur. this was a scene a short time ago near independence square. protest ants hope the mass sit-in will be enough to force the prime minister from office, acuesing him of corruption and mismanaging the economy. we go to kuala lumpur where our correspondent is. i understand one of his fiercest critics has been speaking. >> yes, that's been an interesting development over the
last few hours. former malaysian prime minister has come out to address a part of the rally that is currently going on on the second day. he has said that he is also calling for a prime minister to resign. in fact, he wants the parliament to pass a vote of no confidence against him. this is, surely, a big boost for the demands of the protesters that have been calling all along for the prime minister to resign after he was embroiled in allegations of syphoning off several hundred million from a state investment fund. he has denied long doing. now that a senior member of his own political party has come out to call for his resignation, it's an interesting development. protesters said that they are heartened to hear that the former prime minister joined
them in their criticism of the prime minister. we had a chance to speak with a few demonstrators who have been camping out in independence square overnight to lend support to the cause. >> reporter: tired and hungry, this couple prepare for another day of protests. they travelled almost seven hours to be here. sleeping on the concrete pavement overnight to show support for a massive anticorruption rally in kuala lumpur. >> we want a state whereby everybody has equal share of the opportunity and country, and everybody treats everybody equally. that is what we wanted. >> concerned about a police crackdown, they have carried masks to fend off tear gas. thousands of demonstrators have taken over the center of malaysia's capital, calling for the resignation of prime minister and a more transparent
bureaucracy. there are people from all walks of life here. some are professional. many are students. but there is one thing they have in common. they are fed up with the government that they believe is chronically corrupt. >> he is alleged to have taken almost $700 million from the state investment fund, and denies wrongdoing, but many believe it's time for him to go. >> we are actually calling on the parliamentarians to do their bit, if they see that there's something wrong about what he is doing, then they should pass a vote of no confidence. >> the prime minister remains defiant. refusing to step down. authorities have labelled this rally illegal. and have blocked websites related to it. >> it would be wise for the current government not to ignore the talk or sentiment, but
really to take heed of them and not shut them out. not drowned the voices. >> analysts believe the movement is unlikely to topple the government or force the prime minister's resignation. protesters vowed to carry on the campaign. abdul is the communication director of malaysia's ruling party, and joins us on the line now from kuala lumpur. thank you for joining us on al jazeera. do you think your prime minister should step down? >> well obviously not. he is enjoying a huge spot from the party. he is a legitimate democratically elected prime minister in malaysia. >> that doesn't make what has happened - that obviously doesn't make what happened right. the reason i asked the first
question, there has been those within the inner circle that directly criticized him. and they have been removed from their positions. that puts into questions a lot of his leadership. >> that's right. let's put it in perspective. all the political parties in malaysia is having problems themselves. by having one or two leaders within the party, criticizing the party does not in any way indicate that. >> what about the support of his people. >> well, i haven't seen any drastic change in people's support. the prime minister is not secluded in kuala lumpur, he has been going all over the country. he has never had problems, and everywhere he goes he gets a
wonderful welcome all over the country. >> the scenes on the screens, what do you make of those, the protests taking place in kuala lumpur right now? >> well, this is not the first time in the capital. there's nothing new about it, this particular one. except to decide that the numbers are dwindling. the numbers is clearly small compared to what they had. >> let's not talk numbers. because, okay, you can play out the numbers. i understand what you are saying. you are saying there's up to $200,000. police are saying, no, it's smaller, it's $20,000. let's talk about what they are asking for. what do you not agree with? >> sure. well, there's nothing. i mean, if you look at the
demands that they have. there's nothing new in what they have been asked the government to do. the government has been responding positively over the years. this is the prime minister who has abolished the regional security act. this is the prime minister what gave them ample time and space to criticize the government. >> this is the prime minister that has imposed a consumption tax. >> let me finish my point. >> this is the first prime minister that allows a true enact. of law and parliament to criticize against the government. >> you really can't say that, can you? number one, he has stopped access to the online website. he's not allowing them access to that. number two... >> yes, of course,. >>..in terms of saying that
economically, he has imposed a new consumption tax. this is what this whole thing is about. he suddenly has several hundred thousands, but the people in malaysia are having to pay more. >> that's right. one by one. let's address your concerns on the point. number one, there is a law enacted by parliament. democratically elected, submitted to parliament and passed by parliament. that anyone can criticize the government. demonstration in this country, but it has to be done at the designated areas. this is the problem. they did not. they'd rather go to the street. that is number one. it's a matter of law. that's why they are declared illegal. that's number one. they have a chance, and a place to voice their concern against the government. number 2, the consumption tax is it being introduced. the whole world is nothing
sinister about that consumption tax. >> let me pick up quickly, because there's so much to cover here. in terms of the declaration - i want to touch on the investigation, and where it is. so in terms of the rally itself, the legality of the rally, why is it that there has been announcement, a warning essentially, that said all provisions under the existing legislation will be used against the birthday for organizers and participants who violated the law, even after the illegal rallies ended. >> you just answered it. if they are breaking the law. this country is founded upon law. justice. you can't have people running around breaking laws. now, the law is clear. no children, you can have demonstration, but in places which have been designated bit the government. you can cause al jazeera, the
whole world, it's not a problem. we don't have to ask permission from the police, but you have to do it in places designated by the law. that is very clear. >> okay. all right. we'll stop it there. >> thank you very much unfortunately we ran out of time there. in japan, tens of thousands took to the streets of tokyo to protest against a proposed security bill. the upper house of parliament is debating whether to ease restrictions on the japanese military. the legislation could see troops sent to fight abroad for the first time since world war ii. similar protests were held when the bill was pushed through japan's lower house. >> france and britain are calling for european countries to improve the way they process migrants. they want everyone registered and finger printed so officials can identify those in need.
however, many people do not want to be processed. these scenes are from a refugee camp in hungary. people have been trying to escape because they don't want to be fingerprinted. the reason is, if they are, any western european country can then - they then move on to, can legally send them back to hungary. most refugees don't want to stay there, many aiming to reach germany meanwhile, refugees stream into southern macedonia, on the journey towards the e.u. they wait for a government commission train leading twice a day taking them north to the border in serbia. 2,500 refugees on saturday took the train. >> we united death is here, we are prepared to die. we have a 1% chance of making it. it's a journey of death. in greece they left us to die
like dogs. the first time the engine stopped running. they didn't look at us, they left us to drown. the turks came to rescue us. they suffered a lot a large number of refugees and migrants come in to europe by sea, usually from libya and land. as now reported, the reception received is not what they accept. >> reporter: a cry for help from a refugee center that looks more like a prison. these are some of the 64 nigerian women rescued in july from the mediterranean sea. like thousands before and after them, they were hoping for a better life in europe. their rescuers. they became their gaolers, and they are held in one of the italy's identification and expulsion centers, a one-stop shot. >> in libya i have every day
fight and war. inside or out. there are problems all over. >> it's like a prison. prison. >> reporter: this is not officially a prison, it looks like one. refugees are locked behind bars, and the freedom of movement is limited. we have been told we cannot film inside the rooms, but the girls told me their room is overcrowded and sleep on hospital bed. it's over heated. there's a flood, and the stench
keeps them awake at night. human rights organizations are helping the women apply for asylum. if they are free, they could go from prison to slavery. >> we are trying to ascertain whether they've been trafficked. most nigerian women are struggling to force to prostitution. our concern is in the absence of proper protection they'll be victimized. in italy in the same networks, or in nigeria, for the same reasons that forced them to leave the country. >> the outcome of their asylum status will be known in a couple of weeks. in the meantime the women will wait anxiously and impatiently for a better fusht they risk their lives for.
more on the refugee crisis later in the newshour. >> greece is struggling to deal with the huge numbers of arriving in the shores. more than 170,000. coming up, we are in mexico for international day of the disappeared relatives. accusing authorities of collusion. in the sport you can find out if the pga champion continues his role at the party egypt summoned the ambassador over the criticisms of the trial of three al jazeera journalists. egypt should be built on freedom of the expression. al jazeera journalist peter greste called for the egyptian president to undo justice and part him him and his two colleagues. he held a presses catholic
church. peter greste, mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy were sentenced to three years in prison. they and al jazeera denied the accusations describing them as politically motivated. >> there's never any evidence that the posterior prevented in the first or second trial to confirm the allegations against us. in fact, i'd like to publicly challenge the prosecutor to present evidence of anything that we produced that was falsified peter greste finished his press conference to the australian media in the center of sydney. a big crowd of journalists there, i'm pleased though say peter joins me now. peter, there is still a lot of interest in this. that's a positive sign. >> it's a positive sign in as much as we need to make sure we keep public attention and awareness about the case and the gross injustice.
i'm convinced that one of the main reasons why i'm here today, one of the reasons i was deported was because we had so much public support. so many around the world were aware of the injustice in the original trial, and made it almost impossible for egyptian governments to hold me. we need to make sure that that noise doesn't die away. so the media attention that we've been getting is vital. we need to keep it going. >> where does the campaign go on here. what are the elements of it? >> obviously there's a legal aspect of this. we'll look at every possible option for an appeal. we'll look to president abdul fatah al-sisi to issue a partan. he said several times before he would pardon us if convicted. now the whole world's attention is it focused on the trial to see how committed egypt it, the rule of law, due process, freedom of the press, we have seen a gross miscarriage of
justice, a gross injustice in the conviction, and the president has an opportunity to correct that, making it clear that egypt respects those principles, we'll look to diplomatic and political support, and i have spoken to the australian foreign minister julie bishop. she is personally involved and will use every diplomatic means available to her to try to get the conviction overturned and speak to other people in the white house, within the british government, within the european union, everyone we can, in fact, to remind egypt that the world cares about the case. and what it stands for. we'll be looking to continue the powerful social media campaign. . >> thank you very much. peter's chief concern is for his two colleagues, our two colleagues still in prison, my two colleagues back in cairo . >> mohamed fadel fahmy and
mohammed badr were behind bars. mohammed badr was given an extra six months for having a used bullet casing he picked up at a protest. the ruling attracted widespread international condemnation. resh eggs in south sudan accuse the army of violating a ceasefire. hours after it came in effect rebels say their positions were bombarded. a government spokesman told al jazeera that he was not aware of fighting. at least seven ceasefires have been agreed and shattered within days or hours in the battle for control of south sudan. joining me now on the phone from nairobi is james, the press secretary for the rebel leader and former vice president riek machar. thank you for joining us, we are not starting in the blame game. it is disappointing news,
really. hello, can you hear me? >> yes, i can hear you. >> sorry, i'll repeat my question. there's a lot of questions over blame, so we won't touch on that. more to the point. this is a very disappointing development, that peace agreement has just been signed. >> this is unfortunate, that the ceasefire has been violated made by the president salva kiir, a day after signing the peace agreement. government forces yesterday tracked in a place - they are forces of the government moving to malakal. they attacked the area and are moving and attacking other areas. >> okay. so i mean, the government
soldiers are saying that it was the rebels that fired. i don't want to touch on the blame of this. does riek machar have control over all the rebels. there was some question that many broke away in the build-up to the signing of the peace accord. >> there was a common ceasefire yesterday. you have been respected by the forces. as i told you, it is important now. it is not us, it is the government. >> okay. now, this peace accord was signed under pressure ire of international sanctions. is this what you want to see happen next. effectively the peace accord has
been broken. well, as you know, when we signed the agreement. the president was complaining. we great that they are not committed to the agreement. they are not committed to the agreement, and this is why it is on a friendly pass against the forces. and by violating the agreement or ceasefire, they have declared themselves. okay, james speaking to us there. thank you very much, from nairobi. thank you now, the u.s. city of new orleans has been marking 10 years since katrina made land fall, killing 1800, leaving much of the city under water. there has been memorial services to remember the dead, and celebrations of the city's recovery. andy gallagher reports. >> at memorial services across
new orleans. they gathered to remember those lost to the storm. a decades ago they were submerged. the memories too powerful and losses too great. mourners were told the struggles of the past two years were not in vain. >> i want to make sure the people of new orleans know that the world has not forgotten us and continues to hold us up as a model for the country, and are here with us to remember us this week. we want to commemorate the lives loft and say thank i to the world that came to our world in the darkest hour. >> in other parts of the city, they danced and marched through the neighbourhoods. a celebration of death and rebirth. 10 years later.
systems and pumps provides protections from storms. in the lower ninth ward, one of the worst-hit neighbourhoods, there was a celebration. half return to their homes, those that are here are returned to the community. >> there's one thing to take away from the struggle. you can't kill the spirit of the city. despite the challenges it faces. poverty is the big issue. the stay made a recovery. many remained optimistic about the future. >> katrina made us stronger. once you pull down, you learn from your mistakes. >> what happened 10 years ago can never be forgotten. there was a determination to push forward, no matter how long it takes.
>> we'll stay in the same part of the world and catch up on the weather. erica easing. >> it's disappeared. it's useful. just picking up now. you know from yesterday that erica went to momica, causing damage. and many ways, these are pictures of haiti, it doesn't reflect the damage that the storm was lighter. rain has always been a problem. as i said, where did it go. this is the satellite picture as it went through. you can't see the center, but across cuba, spread 50km of rain all over the place. the wettest place was 96mm. you could get 100 out of it. where is if now? it could be anywhere. it's no longer a tropical tomorrow. there's a lot of tropical air. on the way up to florida.
it's been a wet month. chances are there'll be flooding, even if it doesn't reform into a storm. i don't think it will. if that's the case, wetness is what we look forward to. >> in the u.s., drop to the other side. north-western corner. opposite story. the wind has been up in washington and oregon. two people killed with the strength of the wind. this is the end of a 300km race. very windy. >> however, potentially good news. wind is ahead of incoming cloud and therefore rain. washington, of course, is host to a huge fire storm at the moment. it could at least be partly washed out more wet weather. thank you for that. stay with us here on the newshour. protesters rally in chicago against police brutality and the killings of unarmed black men and women.
thousands of malaysians returned to the street calling on the prime minister to quit. ang ir has been growing over a $700 million payment made to his bank account from unnamed foreign donors. rebels in south sudan accuse the army of attacking their position hours after a ceasefire. the government spokesman told al jazeera he was not aware of any fighting germany, france and britain call for european countries to improve the way they process refugees and migrants. many don't want to be processed. people have been trying to escape a camp in hungary, because they don't want to be fingerprinted the refugee crisis is the worst europe has seen since world war ii. the united nations says more than 300,000 people crossed the mediterranean trying to get to the e.u. many have made it to greece, but with the number of arrivals
growing, the greek government is struggling to cope. john psaropoulos reports. these afghan children are chaving a little of their childhood restored to them. the hellenic red cross set up a camp for games. here, too, they have food for 24 hour medical care. much has been taken from them. in years of war, pover early and ex -- poverty and exile. this person was born in exile. his family feared for their lives. >> translation: we are shi'a. in afghanistan there was some people, like the taliban, they kill the hasim al-masmari people . that was why we migrated to iran. i'm going to go to a place that accept us, accept us just like a person, like a human. >> reporter: more than 170,000 refugees pored into greece.
most fleeing war, all looking for a better life in europe. this facility was an improvement on the tent city. na sprung up in athens largest urban park. local residents feared a threat to public health and safety. 500 afghans in camp were gone. initially to the municipal facility, but out of greece and northward into the balkans. the facility attempts to strike a balance between the free for all, built by the previous conservative government. >> reporter: under that policy, undocumented migrants were detained indefinitely until agreeing to be deported. that the left them exposed. >> in march, the left wing government shutdown the camp from athens, and released its inmates. the closure was controversial. five others remained. it is the same across europe, a order with humanity. in greece the arrivals came. the government chartered the
vessel to bring them from the eastern islands, to turkey. the syrians, afghans and iraqis felt euphoria as they took their first steps on continental europe, sending pictures home. >> translation: my family lost 10 men, women or children because of the bashar al-assad or islamic state. there's nothing to eat. if you find food, it's for the rich. >> the sudden freedom is overwhelming. some not sure where to go. some get on buses. others head to the athens metro. on their long journey, this is a respite from which she seek little comfort and humanity to the u.s. where a presidential hopeful says he'd track foreign visitors like parcels, if voted into office. chris christie launched his campaign for president in june. while speaking to would-be voters in new hampshire, he said
he'd hire the founder to device a tracking system. >> at any moment. fed ex could tell you where the package is. it's on the truck, it's at the station. on the airplane, back in another station, back on the truck, apt our doorstep. she signs for it. we let people come to the country with visas. the minute they come in, we lose track of them. we need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in, and when your time is up, whether it's 3 months, six months, nine months or 12 months, we get you, tap you on the shoulder and say excuse me, thanks for coming. time to go a rally has been hilled in chicago over the deaths of young black men and women. it's the latest in a series of protests against what some call an epidemic of police violence. john hendren was at the protest.
>> reporter: on chicago's most storied streets, demonstrators fame death. a spade of deaths of young black men in police custody focus the attention on baltimore and ferguson, missouri. here in chicago, police used unjustified killings that have gone on for decades. the march passed the chicago theatre, past the famed facade of a tower owned by a presidential candidate to protest the treatment of black and poor by chicago police. >> you don't see as many, if any, people of certain higher tax black getting gunned down, beaten, harassed by police. >> reporter: the city paid more than $85 million to victims of police torture in the 1980s, and
'90s, and set aside a reparation fund. this commander was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for perjury, relating to overseeing suffocation, electric shocks and beatings. the mayor ron emanuel offered an unusual apology. protesters want more. >> people asked what got me involved. i sat and listened. it's outrageous, i don't know how anyone could hear it and not do what they can to get involved. >> the demonstrators say they are marching for advise, wanting -- marching for justice, they want a new police are marching for advise, wanting civilian oversight board. since 2007 they say 127 have been wrong fully killed by police, none held accountable. >> they have literally done nothing, not held police accountable. they've become a cover up committee, and a police department. when they commit a crime, when something goes wrong - murder
and whatnot. these guys never get prosecuted. they are never get prosecuted or brought to justice. the police union, the fraternal order of police said demonstrators have a right to protest. but declined to address their complaints sunday marks international day of the disappeared, drawing attention to people imprisoned without their loved one's knowledge. rights group amnesty international is campaigning on at least 500 known cases of enforced disappearances around the world. amnesty international says governments in every region of the world, from syria to mexico and sri lanka to gambia may hold hundreds and thousands in secret detention. enforced disappearances are used by authoritarian governments to silence critics and spread fear amongst communities, such is a crime under international law.
the international disappearance convention was signed in 2010. 94 states signed up. 44 ratified the treaty. >> mexico admitted that 26,000 disappeared there between 2006 and 2013. many were caught in the crossfire of the struggle between the government and the drug cartels. john holman has the report. >> reporter: 11 days ago this person rushed out the thous see her brother-in-law bundled into a state police car with the licence plate blacked out. >> translation: the government is meant to protect us, they do this instead. how is it possible they could kidnap an incident person? >> reporter: this person loved to sketch and gave her these
stars, and now he's more than 5,000 ab ductedz, more than -- abducted, more than anywhere else. not just the cartels, but the armed forces snatch people. >> maybe the kidnappings have gone down as they have been fought. police and armed forces like the army and navy filled the gap for kidnapping more people this person has taken on the case in the only human rights center working in the state. even his small office was surrounded by marines last year. with activists silent. government forces in the cartel's fight in a state that is a transit point for drug smugglers. >> the honduras found refuge in the shelter, after being abducted and stripped. he was let go, more have not
been so lucky. >> just leaving here makes me scared. every weekend the gangs hang around waiting to see if they come out. >> many vanish on the roads, bodies never found. >> this is one of the first protests outside a government office. mexican authorities never showed much interest in searching for the 26,000 disappeared. civil organizations estimate that 99% of cases are unresolved. >> they are just getting used to what thousands had to face up to. searching for her missing relative, without official help. >> venezuela sent more troops to its border with columbia, shutting crossings. the two countries are locked in a diplomatic row after an aind smuggling patrol was attacked.
nicolas maduro blamed the attack on paramilitary groups in columbia. more than 1,000 columbians living in venezuela have been deported. >> guatemala's parliament is expected to vote in the coming days on whether of the president should be embeached. after a top panel said molina should be stripped of immunity from prosecution. protesters are calling for him to resign over a scandal that saw his vice president facing charges. molina denies allegations peace is returning to some communities in northern nigeria. after thousands were forced out by cattle thieves. we have this report on how they are rebuilding their lives. >> reporter: for the first time in three years, this man worked on his farm. like many villages around the north-west. he is returning home after being forced out by thieves. >> for them, killing the land
was impossible, until a few months ago. >> we suffered and lost lives and property. we fled several times, and they said not to run. you can't run forever. we are afraid. where else can we go. >> hundreds were killed. across the region, families have been pushed into poverty as thousands of cattle were stolen. communities are starting to rebuild. >> this is common now. people are coming back. it is a tough decision to return. we are trying to get back on our feet. it is not easy. >> few are trying to raise cattle again. >> the young take advantage of situation to have fun. the communities are less than 2 kilometres from a reasonably secured post. half the population is back after self-imposed exile.
forward years, cattle are youslers and bandits terrorized the villages, forcing the villages to leave. peace has returned. like in many liberated areas. animals stolen from here are taken hundreds of kilometres away to be sold. what many don't understand is how the animals are sold without anyone getting caught. the government assures those that returned, they are serious. >> this is where they have been educated. police force will be there. so the police can control and see the security of the life and community there. that came too late for some. this village was raided by robbers two years ago. the residents are not looking forward to coming back to the ruins
mine free. [ clapping ] cutting the ribbon to a future free from landmines. for the first time in 15 years farmers in this village are able to walk to the top of this hill again. >> translation: i'm happy that we can go back to work and walk freely. until now we were afraid to get close to the mountain. >> columbian fighters buried home made land mines along routes here while fighting in the middle of the last decade. after months of work coordinated by the british charity, the hear has been clear the of the hidden threat by locals hired to do the job. 150 people lived in the region when the fighting started. each one of the families living here have been displaced by the violence, their houses burnt to
the ground, and the area spiked with mines to ensure they couldn't come back. this person and their son have returned. they were forced to flee after being held captive. >> translation: being back is a triumph. when we were displaced i'd thing our land was lost forever. we are starting from zero, we feel support, and we feel secure. >> columbia continues to have a second highest rate of land mine related incidents in the world after afghanistan. tens of thousands are buried in the ground. and locating them has unique complications. >> there's no densely laid mine fields. they are generally sparsely laid, maybe just a handful of mines. there's no pattern to that mind laying either. >> now that all has been removed
from the area, the local government is helping the first 14 families to move back. nine new houses have been built, along with the school. new farming programs are being started. it's a small success in a long fight, trying to rid the country of a sinister scar let's catch up with the sport now thank you. we start with athletics. the first ethiopia to win the women's marathon in beijing. a 25-year-old beat off kenya's halea in a sprint finish, edging her by a second. it's ethiopia's second gold of the championships. >> translation: i just ran my race and didn't worry about the other runners. i was confident after 35km and felt good, so i used my best
sprint in the finish and beat the kenyan. >> the pga champion jason day is the joint leader going into the final round of the barclays tournament in new jersey. the australasian that won the final major two weeks ago is 11-under pard. sharing the third-round lead with a south korean. carding 63. the 29-year-old plays one of his last tournaments before starting mandatory military service in korea bubba watson is a shot further down after a third round 67. barclays is the opening event of the fed ex cup. the four tournament series concludes with a tour championship next month. >> i was very, very busy, and coming into this week, managing my time, practice, body as well. coming that this week. it seems like i'm going a good job at it now. there's still 18 hours to go.
it will be difficult tomorrow. >> real madrid picked up the first win of the la liga system. gareth bale scored twice, and hamish rodriguez netting a couple. a goal picked up upon return from injury champions barcelona made if two wins out of two, beating malaga. lead leaders won 3-0 manchester united could move to second in the english premier league, if they beat swansea on sunday. uted made a start -- united made a terrific start, two wins, and a draw. taking on a team that beat them twice. i hope we can show our fans that we have improved. that is the main thing. last year we lose only against
swansea all the points. and i always want improvement of the team and players. i hope we can show that. >> a belgium cyclist is in a coma after crashing on the eighth stage of the vuelta. chris was one of several riders to crash, with 50km left in the stage. his team said he has severe facial trauma with several fractures, and he is being kept in an induced coma. >> tennis and petra kvitova is heading to the us open with real momentum. the 2-time champion won the connecticut open in the final. ranged fifth in the world, coming back from a set down to beat fellow czech 6-7, 6-2, 6-2, winning for a second year running not to mention the us open begins on monday.
the first seeing serena williams get her campaign under way to complete a sweep of all four slams. she'll attempt to be the first pers to claim the grand slam since 1998, when steffi graf did it. serena williams is looking forward to the challenge. >> it feels good to be here. i love it here. it's a place where you just - every player dreams of playing every year new zealand named a squad to defend their rugby world cup title, including a surprise. a player called up six weeks after breaking a leg on his test debut against argentina. the all blacks hope he'll be fit to play a third game against georgia in carditch on october 2nd. >> the rewards - he's a try scoring machine, he's x factor, bringing something to the team
that others in the group don't bring, and if he wasn't injured, we'd be putting him in the team straight away anyway a fan died after falling from the stand at turner field. the man in his '60s fell from the upper deck to the lower seats. it happened during the second innings, the atlanta bravers won. the man pronounced dead later in hospital. >> it happened to my left. he came down like a thud on to the concrete steps. and i'm a vascular surgeon. i ran over there. people were in shock, and he looked like he had serious injuries. >> cricket now, and after getting in strong position in the third test against sri lanka, india seemed to throw it away. after getting bowled out for 312, india dismissed sri lanka
for 201. sharma taking five wickets. they have lost two wickets in the second innings. >> to motogp, and mark marquez will be on poll for the british grand prix your start engine an hour. the world champion qualified quickest on his honda, breaking the silverstone lap record in the process. he is 52 points behind the leaders. 25 points for a win. the world champion leader joins him on the front row in second position. his yammer ha team -- yamaha team-mate second horse racing, and american pharaoh lost in a stunning upset at the saratoga racecourse in new york. the first triple crown winner in 37 years was overtaken by keen ice in the $1.6 million stakes.
american pharaoh won eight consecutive races coming into this race. it was the second career win for keane ice more sport on the website. for the latest check out aljazeera.com/sport. there's blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world. that's it for me for now. back to you thank you for that. now, the philippines has one of the oldest film industries in south-east asia, it was dominated by big bct stood why productions. that is all changing. >> reporter: these first-time film-makers are creating a small film on a tight budget. it features one of the popular young actresses. this could be the next run-away
smash at the box office. a feat unheard of a few years ago. >> now it's easier. one, the technology is there. even with simple cell phone camera we can tell the story. two, people recognised it. >> digital technology and social media led to what industry watchers called democratization of cinema. more can tell their stories for less money in more ways. it revitalized the film industry. putting viewers in charge. and back in the cinema seat. more independent films are produced than big features. >> it's been 10 years since the birth of an independent film festival. starting out as a project, is now an awaited cultural event in the philippines. >> more top celebrities are taking pay cuts to get involved.
big studios are taking a bigger interest. >> we'd like to believe if the trend continues, it will reshape the way main stream looks at the products. last november, an independent film that nearly was not as completed broke records earning as much as $2 million in two weeks. it's not about money for many film-makers. >> we are storytellers, and we want the story out there. some will break the box office. we are calling it mainby. a sick cessful mix of main stream sensibilities and independent film making stay with us on al jazeera. there's another full bulletin of news coming up. in the meantime. plenty on our website aljazeera.com. zeera.com.
a return to the streets in malaysia for a second day, protesters commanding the prime minister resign hello, here in doha, also coming up on the programme - where dreams become nightmares. we are inside a migrant detention center in italy that is more like a prison. also. targetting japan's military law, tens of thousands gather outside parliament to voice their disprrl of proposed -- disapproval of proposed exchanges