thanks for being with us. tony harris from new york. the news continues next live from london. >> hello, i'm barbara sarah, and this is news live from london. coming up in 60 minutes, iraqi captures a town from isil. killed in a drive-by shooting in the occupied west bank as two palestinians are shot dead. a rock star appears at a rally in london's wembley
stadium. after a hard fought battle in south korea, the first champion. >> i'm in dohar, the top story, meeting right now to decide whether or not to suspend russia's athletes following another doping scandal. >> for more than a year, it has been the site of massacres and enslave. and now kurdish fighters have captured sinjar from the islamic state. they have walked in, supported by u.s.-led airstrikes. isil killed or enslaved thousands of people from the yazidi religious minority when the fighters took over last
year, and they began hitting isil from the air, starting a coalition campaign against the group. they start on highway 47, and isil has been using it to move supplies and fighters. they have moved two of isil's strongholds, and elsewhere, a coalition of arab and christian rebel faction has pusheddizeisit of syria. outside of sinjar, we have this report. ism they have been arriving from syria, hoping to go home to sinjar town. the news that kurdish peshmerga forces have defeated isil and declared the town liberal in their words, has given hope to the yazidis, who practice an ancient religion.
like many, he wonders what he's going to find when he goes back. >> i just don't want to be here anymore. i want to find out what happened. i don't care if my house is burned 20 the ground. i want to see my home. >> they say that they need to hold the town itself and the surrounding areas. isil has used dev stating effects before. and they planted booby traps and car bombs in the areas this they fled and that's a real problem. the peshmerga forces have declared that they need to be clear and secure before anyone can return. that decision has angered many here, they just want to go back to their homes. why won't they let us through? i'm not a soldier, but i'm wearing a military uniform to show solidarity with the troops. i just want to go home and i don't want to live in the camps anymore. the kurdish forces have entered the town. and the offensive has cut off
isil supply lines from syria and mosul in iraq. he said that it paves the way to liberate mosul. >> without any victory, we'll have impacts on achieving victory in the remaining areas. and without doubt, the liberation of sinjar will have a big impact too. the retaking of sinjar could be a turning point in the fight against isil. northern iraq. >> let's go to more now, joined in the studio by alanj. and thank you for joining us here. it's a psychological blow for isil to lose sinjar, but how much of a setback is it? obviously now some of their roots will be stopped. but in reality, is it a huge setback for isil? >> i would say so, absolutely.
you have to remember that sinjar is effectively how isis has been able to reinforce itself, repair, rebuild, resupply its front lines. it separates the major towns and cities in syria that it controls from the towns and cities that it controls in iraq like mosul. so now with sinjar liberated, we're undermining the organization'sest to repair and rebuild. >> but how will it be for isil forces to find other routes that don't go through sinjar? >> i think that it's possible. i think that they will find a way if they want to. but what it does, this liberation makes it harder for them, so any liberation, any gains, no matter how spawl or big is a bad thing for the isis campaign. >> and even more surprising, as
we're hearing that isil didn't defend sinjar that much. you can run away or retreat or abandon, and why would that be the case? >> it's important, and i've heard reports to that end. but it says more about isis itself than the importance of sinjar. i think that most experts would agree that sinjar is important. and as for asking why isis didn't put up much of a fight, when the concerted military effort is much weaker than we think it is, and it says more about the weaknesses of isis itself, but also the strength that comes with the major organized concerted effort that comes, with airstrikes and effective ground forces like we have seen today. >> so the loss of sinjar, a setback as you're saying, and
potentially, jihady john, a poster child, very much part of the propaganda machine, we heard that he was killed in the american airstrike, and the pentagon recently confirmed that they can be reasonable certain that it was him that they killed. so let's talk about it, and what david cameron said about it earlier. >> an wase is a barbaric murderer. he was shown in the sickening videos of the beheading british workers. he posed an ongoing threat only british civilians, but those around the world and the united kingdom too. he was isil's lead executioner, and let's not forget that he killed many, many muslims too. and he was intent on murdering many more people. so this was an act of self defense. it was the right thing to do. >> so the death of mohamed am
wase, which seems to be, is it really a victory for the west? considering that they built him up themselves anyway? >> remember this took place in raqqa. and it sent a message to isis and it's fighters and uk and everywhere, that isis is not immortal, and a crucial part of the war is perception. >> many of them are not scared to die at all. and in fact, they would see it as a badge of honor so, i'm not sure that i agree with you that
it's discouragement for those who want to be with mohamed emwazi. >> i would agree with that. but at the same time, what is a fact, isis is able to swell it's ranks, and recruit fighters, and projects itself as a force of the future. and this kind of strike is not only sending a message that you are touchable, but it's sending a message that if the west and the uk wants to hit isis hard, it's possible. >> a special researcher in iraq, and thank you. the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, has been in tanniesia, discussing political and economic support. the u.s. said that it's considering a loan guarantee of $500 million, requested by tanniesia. and he spoke of their wish to
sesee tunisia succeed. >> the eyes of the world are on tunisia, and we want them to succeed. tunisia is where the arab spring was born, and it's where it distinctly continues to bloom in ways that are defining possibilities for other countries in the region. >> coming up in this news hour, five years to the day that her house arrest ended, the party threshold for the majority in parliament. plus, the latest that violence could spiral out of control. and in sports, the road to france continues as bosnia faces the republic of ireland in the euro 2016 qualifier.
>> four more people have been killed in the occupied west bank, and it takes the death toll in the last eight weeks to 83 palestinians. one was killed in hebron. at least one palestinian gunman opened fire near hebron, killing an israeli father and his son as they drove by. three of the other members of the family were injured. >> reporter: emergency medical services did confirm that two israelis were killed, a man in his 40s and his eight-year-old son. they were traveling in a van on a road near the jewish settlement. according to the israeli military, it was a drive-by shooting, and there are reports to suggest that the attacker, or at least one of them maybe,
was standing outside of the car. it's not clear how many attackers were involved in this operation. they did, or he did manage to flee the scene, and the israeli military said that there's a manhunt going on at the moment. a manhunt that involves the army, the police and shin bag, the internal security services. prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, who is in the united states still, had issued a statement, vowing to bring justice to the attackers, and calling this a quote heinous act. it comes at the back of a lot of tensions in hebron itself. just yesterday, some undercover police had gone into a hospital to capture a man they were looking for. in the raid, they killed some had happened to be visiting, and that has angered a lot of the palestinians living there, and earlier today, there were flashes between young
protesters and the israeli forces. one of the protesters died of his wounds later in the hospital. and this keeps going on on a daily basis. >> exactly five years to the day that aung san suu kyi was released frommous arrest, they have confirmed her party's landslide victory. the national leap for democracy has taken 364 of parliament's 664 seats. that's well beyond the 329 required to secure a majority. a quarter of the seats are arrived to for the military. and any change to the constitution requires a 75% vote in the parliament. so the constitution bans anyone with a foreign spouse or children from the role. she declared that she will lead the country, above the new
president, who will be a figurehead. >> just a few years ago, visiting, it would be a risk, and now it's the party that will form myanmar's government. it's members have been through so much at the hands of the army that ruled it for 50 years that, some can't believe what's happening. >> i was arrested four times. while i was in jail, [ unintelligible ]. >> sunday's election, the people came out in huge numbers, and they overwhelmingly demonstrated that they want the country to take another step toward full democracy. for the last general election, which was held under military rule in 2010, we had to sneak into the country to cover it. and then just a few days later,
on this it same day five years ago, we were here outside of the home of the leader, an san suu kyi, as she was released from her house arrest. now, so many of those who held her captive and tried to keep hire out of the picture are preparing to hand her control of the country. but suu kyi herself can't be president, because she has immediate family members who are foreign citizens. she has not said who she'll put forward. but the 70-year-old has made it clear that she'll be calling the shots. the pressure will be on them to campaign for things like human rights. one of the things facing the country is religious intolerance.
intolerance. many of them are confined to camps, and they hope that it will make a difference. >> they are just muslims who came from bangladesh. so since the president -- they trying to solve the problem. >> clearly, there are many challenges ahead as the nld transitions from the democracy compain and opposition party to the government. aljazeera. >> burmese government is calling for urgent talks to pull the country from the brink of possible genocide. the u.s. has sent an envoy to uganda to talk about how to start negotiations. they descended into violence in april when the president launched a controversial bid
for a third time. at least 250 have been killed. and over a thousand have fled the country. they told aljazeera that the resolution appeared to be valid. -- the peace keepers here, and also, we have a draft. [ unintelligible ] taking care of some of our concerns, and so we are really making sure that everything is done properly, and following the international standards, that no human rights
of violations will be accepted. and those who for one reason or another, who don't tow the line, they will be brought to justice and dealt with accordingly. >> the foreign minister speaking there. amnesty, making sure that people hand over illegal weapons, or being considered the leader of the nation. they have been going door-to-door, carrying out searches for weapons. we have the report. surrounding the neighborhood in the capital. it is a place for known rebels, and many of the people have fled. a few are coming back. but to this,
[ unintelligible ]. >> they found me on 6th avenue. they put me down, and put their feet on my neck and beat me with guns. the crisis began when the president ran and warned them. there were violent protests maim in the capital city, and accusations of killings on all sides. but the police tell us that the main focus now is to recover weapons. on this day, this is what they say they found. guns, ammunition and police uniforms. inside of homes and even buried under ground. some of those arrested say they have nothing to do with the weapons. this man told us that a gun was found by the road near his
home, but he was arrested anyway, and now he's afraid of what might happen to him. aljazeera. >> russia's authority is stopping the egyptian airlines to make a scheduled flight to moss cue on saturday. the reach has been given in egypt there. the airliners two weeks ago. and all 124 people onboard were killed. >> athletics world governing body has convened to decide the fate of russian athletics, to talk about a ban that could extend into next year's olympic games. with the russian state sponsors cheating made by the world
anti-doping agency. they agreed that russia should be extended with the possibility of being ruled out of the olympics if they don't make major reforms. following all of the twists and turns of the story, he joins us live now from moscow, so we're waiting to hear of any kind of outcome from this conference call by the iawf. and there's the possibility that the russians could be extended. and what's it like in russia, are they fearful that this could happen. >> well, there has been an immense behind the scenes campaign over the last few days to try to prevent that very thing from happening. i have been listening to ali, the russian sports minister on a russian tv channel, talking about how many calls he made in the last few days, and how many meetings he had with senior figures in the international sports world.
the center of the russian arguments at the moment are to say, look, we're reforming, our sins are mostly in the past. and we are asking for help. and please give it to us. and let us try to reform ourselves and get gack on the righback on theright track. don't penalize those unjustly the clean russian athletes who have never doped in their lives. he said if he does so, it would be immensely damaging to russian sports. you can see from the perspective of the russian athletes, and if you are clean and you've never taken any bad substance, and you're training for the 2016 olympic games, and to be denied compete on the greatest stage there is, it's a hurt that you would take with you for the rest of your life. but the imf has a difficult
task, and a difficult balance to strike in trying to protect those clean athletes as much as they can, but to send a message and punishing russia for the sins that it has committed and trying to reform them as much as they can. >> it will be interesting to see what comes out of the conference call. live from moscow, thank you. russian police are taking dramatic action after discovering a load of contraband caviar, worth more than $100,000. the kilos of black sturgeon caviar was discovered hidden under flowers and inside of a coffin in the region of eastern russia, close to the chinese border. india's prime minister is currently addressing an audience of 60,000 people in
wembley stadium. >> the prime minister! >> prime minister david cameron introduced him to the stage. at a venue that's used to hosting rock stars and politicians. you can see the live pictures of modi speaking, the 1.5 million strong community is intending to welcome the event. prime minister modi is on a three day visit to the uk. and so far, $14 billion in business deals have been announced between india and the uk. live from wembley in northwest london, barker, we mentioned wembley is more used to hosting rock stars, and now we're seeing heads of government. it's one of the biggest events for the head of government here in the uk. how's it going?
and what's the atmosphere like? >> well, it's an incredibly electric atmosphere here at wembley, and where in the world do you have a government addressing a football stayed yourself and getting this kind of reaction? of course many of the people here are invited guests, 60,000 invited guests in total. and most of the stands are full. they represent a cross-section of a small and large businesses, of politicians, of campaign groups, ngos. but as you mentioned, a cross-section of 1.5 million india nationals, members who live in the united kingdom, the second largest deas practice in the world. and as you mentioned with that, they have been here through the afternoon with singers and performers, and bollywood dancers, and popular acts have
been onstage here. with raucous applause to the people gathered here. all of this could be very well stage managed and incredibly well kor choreographed. and in recent years, india has somewhat overlooked the british trade. favoring other countries like france, and now there's the chance for the uk government to make up for lost time. david cameron has been over here three times in the last years, and now there's the term, he's coming to the uk to cement what's behind closed doors. >> and obviously, the stadium is filled with modi's supporters, but he's not without his detractors as well. >> yes, he has faced quite a
large group of protesters, gathering in the places where he has been speaking or appearing. the largest demonstration was on thursday at downing street, where thousands of people gathered to protest his arrival and what they feel are human rights abuses. a hindu as a national politician, and some minority groups in india feel that he's not representing their needs and offering them the independence and the security that they need within india and the state. and he's accused of -- back in 2002, who he was the minister of the state to iran, of turning a blind eye to some of the riots, the worst in years, and that led to the deaths of thousands of people in the states and the muslim community. but of course all of that has been put aside. it's important to remember that
three years ago, he was banned from traveling here to the uk. and modi is a friend of big business, and as a result, he's a friend of britain. >> yeah, he even had lunch with the queen in buckingham palace. in northwest london, thank you. still to come at this hour. turning air into water. the new technology that could help south africa through its worst drought in decades, and plus, a chunk of space debris burns up in the earth's atmosphere. find out where it was when it disintegrated. and plus, in sports, they are using cricket to fight hiv and aids in their community.
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quiet, and enjoy ourselves, really on the pitch. and just have justice, and keep the ball and really be strong about it. >> they will play their first match as the official number one ranked team in the world. and they play italy in brussels. only lost one in their campaign. and without the defender -- >> [ foreign dialogue ] >> i think that when you become number one in the world, only based on your results of
the last few years, we could have a revelation. >> in spain, england is on a campaign, england unbeaten in 15 internationals. taking on them, and the first appearance at the euro since 1958. they failed to qualify. and later, hosting france. world champions, germany. >> since the world cup, france has gotten better, and you can tell how they play. now, as soon as they get the ball, they play fast and move forward and play technically as well. not to mention their physical fitness, it's a well-oiled team. >> the world cup qualifier in
africa with 9 matches on friday. and it's the second round of qualifying, out of the biggest surprise, against komaraf, 72nd ranking in the country. and they fall back from a goal now to the 2-1. australia's cricketers were go when it gets underway in a few hours of time. david warner was the star of the day. the first day, 244. the career best score, in the series. when you thought about a group of kenyan warriors to come back from issues like aids and female genital mutilation, the short they used to spread their message, cricket.
a south african woman was studying wildlife in the region, and she used it as a way of building relationships in the community. and they used it as a positive message in theirs. that's all your sports for now. thank you. >> and i have a story of another champion. just six years old, but shin has been crowned south korea's child prodigy. she won the prize. and now we have more. >> all of the opening events require opening ceremonies these days. especially the 4-6-year-olds preparing to do combat in front of the nation. the weapons of choice, this is the first ever festival devoted
to chopsticks. some will cry and some bend under the pressure, and some enjoy the limelight a little too much. but one girl stands out, in a class above. the six-year-old is crowned south korea's chopstick prodigy. >> i practiced with my mom a lot. so i would be able to move lots of things. i practiced a lot. >> it's part of an annual festival linking the city in south korea to one in china. the officials decided to make the most of a shared culture going back 2,000 years. >> we're opening with harmony and cooperation with comp pleasure. and confrontation. >> koreans chopsticks are flat sided and japanese, shorter and
sharper, and china, they're longer. the medium sized chop sick that you find here is the compromise. for those who find them slippery, you you can eat a lot of korean food politely with a spoon. after days of practicing with extra small, victory is sweet. >> i'm so happy my body didn't fly away. we practiced hard. >> and the prize money of nearly $1,000, they can afford to eat well, as well as skillfully. >> and well done to all of them. that's it for this news hour. remember you can get more on everything that we have been covering, including the story on our website, aljazeera.com. we'll have more news for you in a few minutes, and see you tomorrow. thank you for watching, bye-bye.
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a victory for iraqi kurdish fighters as they recapture the key town of sinjar from isil. hello. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up, two israelis killed in a drive-by shooting in the occupied west bank as two palestinians also killed in other incidents. an all star welcome for mohdi as he appears for a rally in the