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this is bbc america, and now live from london, "bbc world news." >> hello, i'm tim wilcox with "bbc world news." our top stories. fears of a third intifada clashes in jerusalem after police shoot dead a man. with the latest supply ship due in west africa, reports suggest the spread of the disease appears to be slowing in the worst-hit country liberia. rescue workers in sri lanka say there is no hope of finding any survivors of a deadly landslide, which engulfed a tea plantation. and throwing the light on a
masterpiece, as the vatican unveils a new l.e.d. lighting system for the sistine chapel. hello. tensions are high in jerusalem after israeli police killed a palestinian man suspected of killing a prominent right wing activist. the suspect was killed at an exchange of fire. he was shot late on wednesday outside a conference which was promoting jewish access to the holy site israelis know as the temple time-out. police have closed it all to worshippers and visitors until further notice. the bbc's quentin somerville joins us on the line now from jerusalem.
more clashes in the first few hours of today. and some pretty provocative language from both sides. i'm sorry, we seem to have lost quentin sommerville. i'm not sure if we can bring you some of the pictures, though, of the clashes which have been taking place today between police and security forces and palestinian demonstrators. clashes following the shooting dead of the palestinian man recently released from prison, and also the attempted assassination of the man on wednesday night. mahmoud abbas has said that israel's decision to close temple mount to all in the last few hours is tantamount to a
declaration of war. these are the latest pictures to come in. we will be speaking, though, to our correspondent and getting the very latest from the region in the next few minutes. before we move there, tunisia's main secular party has won the most votes in parliamentary elections. the ruling islamist party came second. it was the first election under a new constitution. the country's transition to democratic rule has been hailed as a success story. let's speak to the freelance journalist who is based in tunisia now. how is this news being greeted on the ground? >> well, i think it depends on who you speak to. the party has a lot of support among the very large public administration in this country. among the tunisian establishment. among public sector companies here. i did also speak to other
tunisians, who are excited about the ties the regime has. so there are people who are concerned about that. >> okay. this was seen as the birthplace of the arab spring. what material changes will the new government be bringing in? >> i think we need to wait and see. they need to look for a coalition partner. it's very likely that they will speak to every single party that is in parliament. the party itself has a very sort of moderate reform program, but it might in the end not really have a choice because the economy is not doing terribly well. i think international donors and international financial institutions are looking at the reforms here. but i think we have to wait and see. >> and they have recognized this result? >> yes. the party leader actually called the leader of nidaa tounes to
congratulate him. i spoke to senior members of the party yesterday and they're very confident that despite what they see, the democracy is moving in the right direction here and that the country is moving in the right direction, and they will either be able to work in opposition or even work in a national unity government. >> okay, thank you very much indeed. let's return to those clashes in jerusalem in the past few hours following the shooting dead of a palestinian by israeli forces following the attempted assassination of a rabbi. let's get more on this from the bbc's quentin sommerville, who joins us on the line from j jerusal jerusalem. the language from both sides seems really provocative. >> reporter: that's right. there's a great danger. the tensions in jerusalem have been simmering for months, even before the war in gaza may boil
over. he's accused of being the shooter of mr. gluk, he was killed this morning in east jerusalem. all morning long, there's been rocks thrown, tires being set alight by young palestinian men in that neighborhood. the security forces have been responding with tear gas. they are there in significant force because of an expectation that this could escalate. the temple, a site for both jews and muslims, has been caused close access and that's a very serious development. >> in fact, it was the second intifada which was sparked really by sharon visiting in the year 2000.
>> reporter: some debate whether that particular visit did lead to second intifada, but it certainly didn't help the situation on the ground. there's one report that mahmoud abbas, the palestinian president, has said that this is tantamount to a declaration of war. he isn't saying it's a declaration of war, but it's these activities causing access for muslims to continue that could lead to a very serious escalation of the situation here. >> i'm sorry, we have a few problems, as you can see and hear, actually, with quentin sommerville in jerusalem. search operations have resumed in sri lanka after a landslide. more than 100 people are feared to have died. officials have said there's no hope of finding any survivors. bad weather conditions are also hampering the rescue effort. the bbc's laura westbrook reports.
>> reporter: morning and hope of finding survivors here is fading. it's feared it's now too late for those trapped under the med. the landslide struck a district that is one of the poorest areas in sri lanka, known for its tea plantations and the landslide engulfed nearly an entire village. they live in small shacks like these, which simply crumpled under the weight of the mud. children were in school. that saved their lives. but many are now suddenly organs. the sri lankan president was quickly to reassure the public. he tweeted, on instructions of the president, military and army's heavy machinery have been deployed to speed up search and rescue operations. those heavy machines are trying to clear as much as ten meters of mud. but operations had to be suspended overnight due to more
rain. sri lanka's disaster management center said they had issued warnings, but many people here simply had nowhere else to go. with more rain expected in the next few days, authorities say more mudslides could be on the way. laura westbrook, bbc news. a british aid ship carrying aid supplies and vehicles is set to arrive in sierra leone in the next few hours, having left the uk last week. it will be used to help the british military in the fight against the ebola virus. the rfa argus is carrying three helicopters and 32 pickup trucks. around 800 british military personnel are onboard, who are being deployed to help set up ebola treatment centers and an ebola training academy. the ship is also carrying hospital beds, medical equipment, and protective clothing. although the ship has some
hospital facilities, it will not be used to treat anyone with ebola. the world health organization says there's been a decline in the spread of ebola in the worst-hit country liberia. the bbc's anne soy is in accra, where the united nations is coordinating efforts. she said despite the positive news from liberia, it was still too early to say whether the crisis was now under control. >> reporter: good news on the face of it. when you scrutinize the data, data is missing from five days, almost half of the number of days that are being reported on, and that is a source of worry. so the world health organization is saying that it needs more data to be sure that this is actually a trend, that the number of confirmed cases is actually reducing. >> when you look at the british ship arriving in the next few hours in freetown, how much
international aid and equipment is now in these worst affected countries? >> reporter: all along, we have been reporting about how slow the response has been. but the people who have been to the countries worst hit by the outbreak say it is beginning to have an impact on the ground now. but it has been slow. but the fact that now people are beginning to see things moving on the ground, and the news that you've just been reporting on liberia, confirmed cases showing that they're now going down, it means that something is happening on the ground. but then, they still need much more. the u.n. has asked for about a billion dollars to fight ebola in this region. but it hasn't had even half of that. some of it is coming from a former commitment, and those countries have not honored their commitments. >> where do people stand in term
of serums and vaccines now? >> reporter: well, a lot of work is going on at the research fund. scientists across the world rushing against time to try and come up with a solution for this. there is a lot of research going on in europe, in america, even here in africa. but this is not going to be a quick fix. but they are hoping that the use of serum is what is going to help in this situation. because now we've had more than a thousand people who have recovered from ebola, and that these people who are believed to be immune and who can then donate blood to be used to fight the disease. >> anne soy in accra. the australian government is trying to confirm reports that the most senior australian member of islamic state has been killed in syria. it's believed that he was working for the militants on the turkey-syria border, helping volunteer fighters get into
syria itself. a former bouncer in sydney and part-time actor barry allay is also accused of encouraging sympathizers in australia to kill people at random. the parliament in cambra has passed a bill banning australians from traveling to such locations. prime minister tony abbott said the new laws were needed to counter a growing threat. >> what we are seeing every day, madam speaker, is new kp exhortations on the internet urging fanatics to murder anyone and anyone who acts or thinks differently from them. this is the challenge that we face. >> tony abbott. the mexican president has met the families of 43 students who went missing after clashing with police more than a month ago. the families who travel to mexico city from guerrero state gave the president a list of ten demands concerning the search
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time for us to catch up with all the latest business news. quantitative easing ending in the united states. gdp figures as well. alice? >> absolutely right. we can finally perhaps start getting our tongues out of a twist. it's the end of an era for that grand u.s. economic experiment that we all -- we could just call qe if we were feeling a bit lazy. the federal reserve announced it will stop its $4.5 trillion bond buying program that it started in 2008. the fed says it's confident that the u.s. economic recovery is on track, and that it will not raise interest rates for a considerable time. we'll know more when the u.s. releases its first estimate of third quarter growth later with predictions of around 3% growth. another story on business,
samsung is saying its operating profit for the three months fell by just over 60%. net profit fell nearly 50%. the world's biggest smart phone maker warned earlier this month that as its operating profit would fall by these levels as it continues to face slowing galaxy smart phone sales. the company prides itself on responding quickly to market demand and has now vowed to overhaul its hand set lineup. so can it keep hold of its global lead? we'll find out. quick look to see how markets are getting on, reacting to that fed announcement yesterday. for the most part, we can see across europe, they're actually on the slump. the ftse 100 here in london down by over 0.6%. similar in germany, and france's cac as well. more from me in about 15 minutes time. i'll see you then. the authorities in chile have started planting hundreds
of cannabis seeds as part of a major medical trial, which is the first of its kind in latin america. 850 seeds have been planted on a plot of land in the capital santiago. they will be harvested next year to make painkillers for cancer patients. ben bland reports. >> reporter: preparing to sew the i tiny seeds. watching closely, a breast cancer patient will be among the first 200 people to benefit. >> translator: what they're going to produce is a cannabis oil which is administered orally in a spray form, and that is what is going to alleviate the pain. >> reporter: the project's scientific adviser says it will help other patients being treated for cancer, too. >> translator: the evidence that exists says it can be used in treatment for chronic pain, which is what we are going to do here, for nausea and vomiting associated with strong cancer
treatments. >> reporter: last year, uruguay legalized the production and sale of marijuana for recreational use, an attempt to cut down the violence associated with the illegal trade of drugs. in chile, it remains illegal to grow cannabis for personal use, but this project, growing it for medicinal use, is the first of its kind in latin america. >> translator: we started to conduct science and research related to cannabis, of course, in other parts of the world they're already advanced in the field, but we intend to become leaders in latin america. to let you know, this is the first crop of medical cannabis authorized in latin america, that's to say today we're making history. >> reporter: some doctors warn against using cannabis as a medicine. the world health organization says it impairs learning ability and can worsen schizophrenia, but accepts it can have positive therapeutic effects. if this project is successful, it could be widened, and other nations will no doubt be watching its progress closely.
ben bland, bbc news. the u.s. state of louisiana is slowly disappearing into the gulf of mexico. its fragile wetlands are being eroded by rising sea levels. the way of life for some communities which live on a remote network of islands in the south louisiana bayous is under threat. bbc pop-up spent time with two families there. >> out here was mostly land. originally there was a little bayou that ran through here. it's not here anymore. and if you look behind us here, these are the pipelines that they dug. that's a lot of when the erosion started coming a lot. >> this island right here, so much of it's gone because of coastal erosion. what you see now, you have about two miles length, and about a
quarter mile in width compared to 11 miles in distance to five miles in width. so that's a big old change from what it used to be. >> there's a few of us that are hard headed and want to stay. >> it's the only town. >> i've got two growing boys. they can go fishing when they want. and it's peaceful. >> the cool thing of living here, you ain't gotta have everybody up your butt. over here, you can just be free! >> how do we say that in french? [ speaking in french ] >> what does that mean? >> we eat a lot of chicken eggs. it's an old kind of french
that's not spoken anymore. my generation had a chance to practice it. but the younger generation that we're raising today, you know, don't speak french. in this yard right here, had like 15 trees that were standing that's not there anymore. this is what it looked like. always been at the mercy of the gulf, but there's been things making it worse. >> ah, right past it! >> everybody that lives on this island, i would consider them survivors. fishing is pretty much all there is. and most everybody down here, you know, chooses that. get up at 5:00 every morning, go get on the boat to catch shrimp. it's a good life to live. >> bbc pop-up's visit to
louisiana there. the vatican has unveiled a new l.e.d. lighting system for the sistine chapel. it's designed to bring out the beauty of michelangelo's work, but using a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs. bbc's james reynolds reports from inside the sistine chapel. >> reporter: the sistine chapel is surely the most celebrated place in the entire vatican. for the last 20, 30 years, the catholic church has had a problem. no one's been able to see michelangelo's fresco, because the existing lighting was bad. now it's upgraded and changed its lighting. we've all been able to see. just have a look at what a difference proper lighting can make. you're looking at michelangelo's last judgment. it's illuminated now. that and the ceiling by more than 7,000 l.e.d.s. it means that visitors who come here now for the first time will get to pick up the details of
michelangelo's paintings, not just there on "the last judgment", but up on the ceiling where he tells the story of creation in nine panels. you can imagine that michelangelo himself will be pretty pleased by what he sees here, particularly because he painted god separating light from darkness. so michelangelo perhaps more than anyone else appreciated the value of good light. and this, this new lighting which is spectacular to see, will no doubt encourage more tourists to come here, which will indeed create further problems for the church, because having thousands of people come here every day poses a risk to the safety of the frescos, which are now so well-lit. this chapel is important, of course, because it's here where cardinals pick a new pope. back in 2005, after they picked the new pope, benedict xvi, smoke started backing up into the chapel. one of the cardinals said it was a good thing that there were no
art historians here to see the damage caused to the paintings. now because of the new lighting, everyone gets to see the paintings, and if ever smoke backed up in here again, at least the cardinals will have an extremely good view of any damage they're accidentally causing. >> james rend in rome. stay with us. more coming up. the world, for every hacker, crook and nuisance in the world. but systems policed by hp's cyber security team are constantly monitored for threats. outside and in. that's why hp reports and helps neutralize more intrusions than anyone... in the world. if hp security solutions can help keep the world's largest organizations safe, they can keep yours safe, too. make it matter.
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to rivals. hello there. this is "world business report." we'll have a report for you on the biggest film lot in the world. but first, it's less than a day since the federal reserve ended the biggest economic stimulus program in global history. and on thursday, we'll have the first health check on the u.s. economy. national output was thought to be growing at around 3% a year in the three months ending in september, but we'll find out official figures in a couple of hours from now. and that's thought to be more sustainable than the 4.6% growth that we saw in the second quarter, but some fear that the slowdown in major economies from europe to china could have a knock-on effect for the world's biggest economy. from new york, here's samira hussain. >> reporter: now that the era of massive asset purchases by the
federal reserve has come to an end, can the world's largest economy survive and thrive without help from the u.s. central bank? consumers are feeling more confident than they have in seven years. a crucial detail for an economy that depends so heavily on americans spending cash money. and the solid gains in the job market have some thinking a growing u.s. economy is here to stay. worrying investors, however, is the health of other economies, including slowdowns in china and brazil. and a possible third recession in europe. and then there are the unanticipated factors, like this year's surprisingly harsh winter, which really brought this country's growth to a halt. >> we had the coldest winter weather and stormiest wet weather in decades. a lot of economic activity just didn't happen. we shut down for the most part.
but for the second half of this year, i'm looking for growth around 3% or above, and that means that we're moving into 2015 with a significant amount of momentum. >> reporter: investors here on wall street will be paying close attention to the latest growth figures. looking for signs the slowdown in the global economy is having an effect here in the u.s. or if the worst is finally behind us. samira hussain, bbc news, new york. >> now, it's the world's biggest phone maker, but maybe not for much longer. net profit halved samsung electronics in the three months ending in september. sales and earnings from its smart phones plunged. it's losing ground to cheaper chinese rivals, especially over in asia. its market share fell to less than 25% in recent months. so, could samsung go the way of nokia? >> we should say first of all that samsung remains very, very
profitable. in that third quarter of this year, july, august, and september, it made $4 billion. but that was still a big decline. a decline of 60%. so it's all in the wrong direction. two reasons really. it's getting picked on at the top end of the mark by apple. the iphone 6, the big iphone 6. samsung started with these bigger phones, and they took off. apple's now following, and more than following. and the other thing that's hitting samsung is at the bottom end of the market, cheap, high quality phones from chinese companies and indian companies are biting away at the bottom end. samsung's retaliated by saying that it's going to address that middle and bottom range of the market with new products competitively priced. that remains to be seen.
one thing about this market, though, it's partly electronics and technology and big brains stuff. of course it is. but it's also fashion. and fashion can be awfully fickle. >> steve evans there. let's bring you other business news this thursday, because china's internet search giant baidu, in the three months of september, the firm's net income rose 27% to just over $637 million. but that was still lower than what many experts predicted for a company often referred to as china's google. shell has beaten expectations at $5.8 billion. the oil company also pointed a new chairman charles holiday, who was formerly with bank of america. he'll be taking over next year. china wants to show that
something matters, they go for scale, of course. the world's biggest outdoor movie set is in a small town on china's east coast. with its full scale replicas of chinese landmark sites like the forbidden city in the old summer palace, it's the set for movies like "hero." our chief business correspondent linda yueh went to check out the place aspiring to be china's hollywood. >> reporter: a street scene from imperial china. historical dramas, martial arts films are shot here. it's nicknamed china's hollywood. and if this set looks impressive, the forbidden city in beijing is the largest palace complex in the world. and this is an exact replica in terms of size. and that gives a sense of the
scale. it covers 2,500 acres, which is larger than two of the biggest hollywood studio lots, universal and paramount, put together. 11 million tourists visit every year. that's only three million less than the real forbidden city. it means good times for the formerly sleepy town where everyone now is pretty much in show business. this man, who grew up here, fits costumes on china's stars. she's met so many, she tells me, it's not exciting anymore. and that's a sign of how much things have changed. >> translator: it was a small town. it's changed a lot due to the film industry. now people from elsewhere come here, which boosts tourism, too. in the past, we had to go to other places to find work. now people come here, and we can
stay at home. >> reporter: it's the dream to be a star. even this 7-year-old wants to be in movies. and also a farmer who plays a hooker in this period drama. >> translator: throughout the past five or six yards, i have been striving, hoping to realize the dream in my heart to play elite role. bag star is a dream from the bottom of my heart. >> reporter: getting close to the dream, much as china and u.s. battle it out for cultural dominance. we may soon find out if china's hollywood could rival the original. linda yueh, bbc news.
>> for more on this story, you can watch "talking business" with linda this weekend. let's see how markets are getting on now. in europe, we're digesting the announcement of the federal reserve. yesterday, the end of stimulus, the end of qe, and this is the reaction across the board. the ftse 100 down here in london nearly .8%. ♪ there it is... this is where i met your grandpa. right under this tree. ♪ (man) some things are worth holding onto. they're hugging the tree. (man) that's why we got a subaru. or was it that tree? (man) introducing the all-new subaru outback. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. left twix® is extra crisp so it
coming up on the show, mad-bum leads the giants to world series glory. madison bumgarner is the pitching hero who delivers san francisco their third world series title in five seasons. that leaves kansas city in despair, but in downtown san francisco, look at the reaction as the fans realize they've clinched the title. and while we're on the topic of sporting glory, let's celebrate 40 years since one of the greatest boxing matches in history, ali vs. foreman. >> out of desperation, he said, that all you got, george? >> the rumble in the jungle. that's coming up. hello there, wherever you are around the world. welcome to "sport today." mad-bum saved the san francisco giants. i know, it's a funny nickname, but if you haven't heard of him, i'm talking about their star pitcher, madison bumgarner, who recorded a scoreless five final innings of a decisive seventh
game in baseball's world series. he was awarded the most valuable player as the giants beat kansas city royals 3-2, taking their third title in five seasons. it means the 29-year wait for kansas city goes on. here are the match highlights for us. >> reporter: after kansas city's 10-0 thumping of the giants in game six, the world series decider was a very different game. this was a tight, at times nervy contest in which some inspired pitching made all the difference. the giants were 2-0 up in the second inning, but the royals once again showed plenty of fight. this hit from alex gordon got them back into the game, as billy butler sprinted home. >> all the way to the wall! here comes butler. the replay by crawford. too late! 2-1. >> reporter: another royals run followed to level it at 2-2 each. back came san francisco, though,
as a michael morse slug gave them a 3-2 edge. in the fifth inning, the giants brought on their star man, madison bumgarner unleashed a pitching performance to cement his place in baseball history. five near-perfect innings followed. but as san francisco tried to hold their nerve, a mistake in the outfield almost cost them dear. alex gordon's single fell in front of center fielder gregor blanco. he let the ball get past him. kansas city now had a man on third base poised to level the game, getting fans in kauffman stadium a glimmer of hope. but it just wasn't their night. minutes later, it was all over, as pablo sandoval made one of the most important catches of his career. >> a world series win for the san francisco giants! for the third time in the last five years. >> we won game seven of the
world series on the road, so it's definitely emotional. it's been an unbelievable year for us. so many ups and downs. we faced a lot of adversity. couldn't be happier for my teamma teammates. there's a lot of guys that couldn't deserve it any more than they do. like i said, i'm thankful for it and truly honored to be a part of this team and organization. >> you know, the hard part about this is that you work all year to climb to the top of the mountain, and boom, you fall back, you've got to start right back at the bottom again next year. but, you know, we gained a ton of experience. i don't think i've ever been as proud of anything in my life as i have been of this team. and the way they performed this postseason. it was just fantastic. >> reporter: after coming so close, kansas city reflected on what might have been. over in san francisco, it was party time. you have to go back to 1979 when a team last won game 7 on the road. the giants' victory caps a
memorable year for baseball. this world series will go down as one of the most exciting in history. sim simon kasem, bbc news. >> we're being told that the baseball hall of fame has just accepted three of bum gardener's caps he wore while pitching in the series, including the one from game 7. so let's dive in to see where the giants' title puts them in the rest of the pack. above all the teams are the new york yankees, with 27 wins in 40 world series. the st. louis cardinals are second with 11 wins in 19 appearances. the next side changed their name two times from philadelphia, to kansas city, to oakland. but the athletics are down as having won nine in 14 world series. and the boston red sox have taken the glory eight times in 12 series. and equaling them are now the san francisco giants. formerly known as the new york giants, have just won their
eighth world series in 20 appearances. now, it's time to rumble in the jungle. it's 40 years since the night that muhammad ali beat george foreman to become boxing's heavyweight champion of the world for the second time. and alex south went to catch up with foreman to remember the buildup and that great fight. >> reporter: one of the most memorable and talked about boxing matches of all time. not many single sporting events have ever introduce sd so many names in the phrases, like rumble in the jungle and rope-a-dope into everyday parlance. nothing came close to the prize money on offer either. $5 million to both fighters, secured by promoter don king as he took the fight game to africa. >> i said, i'll just go out there and kill him. people asked me, please, don't
say you're going to kill muhammad. i said, i'll just beat him down to the ground. i thought that would do. it was a charitable thing. that's how easy i figured the fight would be, easy. >> reporter: foreman had every right to be confident. he was young, undefeated and had knocked out the two men who had beaten ali, who had 32 was considered way past his best. >> i went to his camp to do a news bit, and i was supposed to put the gloves on with him and do the same thing with george, but i went to george's camp first and i saw george hit the heavy bag. and i said nope, i'm not going to get in the ring with that guy and have him break my ribs. so when i got to ali's camp, i said hey, ali, you know, you're my friend, i love you, but i don't think you can beat that guy. he is really big and he hits hard. >> reporter: what followed, no one saw coming.
ali took everything that foreman had and more. >> muhammad ali, toughest human being i ever got into the ring with. he didn't have the best punch. he wasn't the strongest. nothing. he was the most tough human being i'd ever had an encounter with. but a couple times i hit him, especially i hit him in the side one time, and it was a hard shot to the side, and he fell on me and he was holding, and out of desperation, he said, that all you got, george? that scared me. >> reporter: the fight completely altered the perceptions and careers of both fighters. ali, the one-time public enemy number one for refusing to go to war in vietnam was cast in a completely new light. as for foreman. well, today he's known as the cuddly, friendly grill salesman. back then, he was a scary, disciplined, altogether different character. it took foreman seven years to get over the disappointments of
losing that fight. for the winner ali, it just made the legend of the greatest grow that bit more. documentaries, books, and hollywood movies have all added to the fight's legacy, but according to his wife, ali prefers to look forward rather than back. >> he enjoys looking at those fights and commenting on them when he's watching them, but muhammad is not one to really live in the past in that way. he doesn't think about those kinds of milestones. but he appreciates that it has been chronicled and that it's there for everybody else to see and to share. and that people, hopefully for hundreds of years, will know who muhammad ali was and what he stood for. >> reporter: four decades on, that is certainly the case, for a sporting event to leave such an impression is rare. the images are ingrained, the memories just as clear. alex south, bbc news, louisville. ali was so mean, he made
medicine sick. what a terrific story that is. 40 years since ali vs. foreman. roger federer was made to fight all the way by frenchman jeremy chardi. the swiss is aiming to finish the year as the world number one and everything is still on track. andy murray moved one win away from qualifying for the atp finals. >> reporter: federer took the opener in a tie-break before chardi struck back to claim the second in the same fashion. but federer kept his cool to make it 13 consecutive wins as he charges towards the atp tour finals in london. one man still hoping to be there is britain's andy murray. he beat julian benneteau 6-3, 6-4, moving on to face gregor dmitrov, knowing a win will take him to the promised land.
for dmitrov, it provides him another chance to beat murray, as he did at wimbledon this year when knocking out the champion. he warmed up with a 6-0, 6-3 win. number six seed nishikori of japan also remained in the mix after beating tommy robredo. he'll play 2008 winner jo-wilfried tsonga after the home favorite came back from a second-set blitz. >> the defending champions are out of the english league cup. manchester city were beaten 2-0 by newcastle united. david silva picked up an injury, eventually limped off, after newcastle united teenager rolando aarons scored after six minutes. newcastle really soaked up some late pressure, leaving pe iningi
to explain another poor performance. southampton beat stoke for the second time in four days. tottenham eventually got the better of the lower league opposition brighton. our top story, the giants beat the kansas city royals 3-2 in game 7 to take their third world series title in five seasons. it means that that 29-year wait for kansas city goes on. lots more sport from around the world at bbc.com/sport. send in your tweets, follow us on facebook. i'm nick marshall-mccormack. see you soon. bye-bye. you tap the bumper of a station wagon. no big deal... until your insurance company jacks up your rates. you freak out. what good is having insurance if you get punished for using it? hey insurance companies, news flash. nobody's perfect. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance.
hello. i'm tim wilcox with "bbc world news." our top stories. israel closes access to the temple mount and mosque following clashes in jerusalem. the palestinian president says it is tantamount to an act of war. the first iraqi kurdish peshmerga fighters are allowed to cross from turkey to the town of kobane under siege from islamic state militants. demonstrators in burkina set the parole building under fire.