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hello there, i'm julie mcdonald. this is the news hour. coming up, deaths on the streets of the turkish capital as explosions kill more than 08 people at a peace rally. >> and four palestinians killed and five israelis wounded. north korea celebrates the 70th
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anniversary of the ruling party with a grand military spectacle. >> scotland stay alive in the rugby world cup. japan is now out of the tournament. a warm welcome to the program. there's been chaos on the streets of the turkish capital after two explosions that targeted a peace rally. at least 86 people were killed and more than 180 people injured when the blast went off near the cities train station. the government is treating it as a terrorist attack. it has announced three days of morning. the hdp said that the blast specifically targeted its members who were taking part in that member.
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here's this report from turkey. >>reporter: calls for peace drowned by the sounds of explosions. this was the moment a bomb targeted a peace rally. death and chaos ensued. this was the scene outside the main train station moments after. dozens of people were killed instantly although the final death toll is still unclear. hundreds of turks had gathered to participate in what was called a peace rally organized by groups calling for peace talks to resume between the pkk and the government. >> there was a demonstration. i was walking next to a truck. right here behind two banners, an explosion went off. we lay on the ground. the second bomb went off there. there were two bombs but the one that went off here was a very strong one. >>reporter: the security
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situation in turkey has become volatile in recent months. the peace process between the government and the pkk has all but collapsed. the pkk has killed more than 40 soldiers in recent months and the turkish army has conducted several air strikes against turkish fighters. parliamentary elections take place in just a few weeks. it seems security or the lack of it is becoming a concern for this election. turkeys prime minister spoke to the media after a meeting of security chiefs. >> there is no single citizen who doesn't share the deep sorrow of those who have lost their loved ones in this attack. this is obvious that our democracy has been a target. i offer my condolences to the
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family, those who lost their lives, i hope they'll rest in peace. there are strong indications that two suicide bombers have been involved in these incidents. >> the exact cause of the explosions is still being investigated but it has been branded a terrorist attack by the government. mohammed, watching those pictures gets no less harrowing as the day goes on. still a sense of shock i imagine. and perhaps more details now? >>reporter: that's right. it is absolutely a sense of shock here on the scene. we're just a few hundred meters away from the train station. streets are practically deserted now. there is a perimeter around this area. security is heightened.
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they're not letting traffic through. there are still investigators on the scene, there are still police on the scene, there's still a cleanup effort going on. untilery cently, there were -- just recently, there were forensic investigators still on the scene. as you mentioned, nobody yet has claimed responsibility for these attacks, and the turkish government has not pinned responsibility on any one group although the prime minister has said today that there are strong indications that this is the work of two suicide bombers. we expect to hear more about the investigation in the hours to come. but even as we were driving to the scene a few hours ago, streets outside the perimeter have been cordened off. practically deserted because people are afraid to come out right now because they're concerned this might happen again. i was speaking to an activist who was at the rally earlier in
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the day and he said that the activists who came out earlier today were concerned something like this might happen. yet, they still came out to try to demand peace and an end to the fighting between the pkk and the government. >> we heard from the government a little bit earlier. they cautioned against division, they called for unity and tolerance. in this particular climate at the moment, this political climate, how difficult will that be? >>reporter: it's going to be very tough because you have these parliamentary elections on november 1st. tensions have achet -- *
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racheted up. this is going to be very difficult to deal with politically at a time when there are more tensions between the government here and the kurdish minority. at a time when more fighting is going on between turkey's government and the pkk. there are still attacks by the pkk against security forces, especially in the southeastern part of the country. so at a time when the prime minister and other politicians are calling for unity, there's a lot of deviciveness here, a lot of tension. this really just underscores how dangerous the situation remains here, how volatile the situation remains. as i mentioned before, people that we spoke with on the scene are concerned that attacks of this nature could continue to happen in the months to come. julie. >> mohammed joining me live from turkey, thank you for that
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update. coming up on the program, protests in nepal as a government blockade on basic supplies takes its toll. plus, thousands show up in berlin to protest the world's biggest trade agreement that many know nothing about. 38 people killed in a triple bomb attack in chad. the incident took place near border with nigeria. a government minister has confirmed at least ten people have died. five attackers were also killed. security forces have blamed boko haram for the attack which targeted a market and a refugee
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camp. what's the latest? >>reporter: [no response]. >> i don't know if you can hear me there on the line. what's the latest? what are the details that we have? >>reporter: i talked to -- more than ten people died. five bombers were also killed. people in this town say that the market has been destroyed in the
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attacks. the town is a little bit far from the capital. about 600 kilometers. [inaudible] >> more than 60,000 people in this area from here. also we know that -- [inaudible]
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>> okay. thank you very much. at least four palestinians have been killed and five israelis injured in another day of violence in israel and the occupied territories. two teenagers have been killed, attacked by security forces. >>reporter: protesters gathered near the city of ramallah in the occupied west bank and once again they were disbursed. as in previous days, the demonstrators retreat under fire and then advance under a volley of stones.
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in hebron, a strong display of palestinian unity in the face of ongoing occupation. all kinds of flags being waved during the funeral of a teenager shot dead earlier is this week after stabbing somebody in the old city. in each case, the attackers were shot dead on the scene. but an israeli policeman was critically wounded by the gun fire of his fellow officers. for the second day in a row, the israeli army opened fire on protesters in gaza. a number of palestinian fatalities were reported. among them, a 15 year old and a 13 year old. the israeli prime minister will hold a meeting of his full cabinet sunday. the first since the 20th of september because of netanyahu's visit to the united states and
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an intervening jewish holiday. there will be much to discuss in terms of the mounting crisis of recent weeks. of particular concern for the netanyahu government, the rising wave of anger among israel's citizens who comprise one fifth of the population. al jazeera's mike hannah joins us from west jerusalem. watching those pictures, i imagine the big fear is that this violence and tension will keep building and we'll see more
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of these attacks. >>reporter: indeed, yes, it has been an increasingly overwhelming process that began in smaller, scattered-type demonstrations. what you've been seeing in the occupied west bank and within israel between palestinian israelis and this of course of massive concern to the netanyahu government. >> what about stopping these sorts of attacks? i imagine they're particularly challenging. i know that the israeli cabinet will meet to discuss this. where is public opinion on what the government strategy needs to be? >>reporter: well, a very interesting poll has been conducted in israel. it asks the question, who would best deal with the current situation. 20% of respondents voted for
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liberman who is no longer in the government. and only 15% said that netanyahu. so the prime minister clearly down in terms of public stock. the israeli public particularly angry, particularly disturbed by this wave of stabbings that have occurred in recent days. netanyahu already addressing this saying three units of border policemen are called up increasing the number of police officers on the ground both in israel and of course within occupied east jerusalem as well. we also have a reporter in the occupied west bank.
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earlier she and her crew were teargassed during a live broadcast. she spoke about that experience a short time ago. >>reporter: we were having this live broadcast and during the broadcast, there was a group of palestinians sitting there peacefully. no one was throwing stones. they were just there watching events unfolding down this hill. now, suddenly, i saw them starting to move away to go up the hill. i turned around and saw an israeli army vehicle approaching on the road below. i saw that car was going to go. at that stage there was no one around us except joseph, our cameraman, and me. and then actually the israeli vehicle stopped just below us, about five to six meters apart from us. and two soldiers came out and started firing teargas. there was no one else in the area except us. we think that we got targeted specifically.
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now, even if they were trying to target the rest of the people who were there, no one was doing anything. they were sitting there absolutely peaceful just watching what was going on. so actually there was no reason for the israeli army to come to this area and to target anyone sitting there. three people have been killed in the north of iraq where violent protests have entered their third day. the unrest is happening in kurdistan. two people were shot and a third burned to death. kurdistan is in the middle of an economic crisis and many public servants have not been paid for months one of hezbollah's field commanders has been killed in syria near idlib.
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in homs, opposition fighters have been strengthening their defenses fearing they'll be the next target. >>reporter: the opposition is expecting a war. the army has warned it plans to advance into the northern countryside of homs. this has long been a stronghold for the rebels. it's, however, surrounded by government bases. and opp cig fighters say the army has been reinforcing its positions. antiaircraft weapons have done little to stop russian military jets from targeting this region. rebel commanders are worried because they say they don't have the weapons needed to fight this battle. >> we are prepared for a fight and our morale is high. we don't have enough ammunition. particularly we don't have antiarmor missiles.
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we don't have that here. >>reporter: the rebel-controlled enclave is under a clock blockade. it's been like that for years. many groups with different idealologies operate in this area of syria. they have united -- ideologies have united saying the threat requires they put their differences aside. >> we have created a joint operations room and united our forces. all the big groups have come together to confront the upcoming offensive. >>reporter: people in the villages have reported deaths among civilians in what they believe were russian air strikes over the past week. they say conditions are very
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bad. thousands of people in berlin are taking to the streets to protest a trade agreement between the eu and the united states. >>reporter: it may sound a bit dull but if you live in europe or the united states, you ought to know about the trans-atlantic trade and investment partnership. it's an agreement currently being negotiated behind closed doors at the highest levels that
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aims to harmonize trans-atlantic trade rules and standards. here in berlin, tens of thousands of people are out on the streets because they think it's a bad idea. they're wary of what campaigner called an assault on european and u.s. society by transnational companies. when it's concluded possibly next year, it will create the world's largest free trade zone, a market of 8 million people that could add $100 billion a year to economic output on both sides of the atlantic. it could affect everything from jobs to your income, healthcare, to the food you eat. and there are many critics. >> i'm not sure if it will happen all that quickly, but my urgent advice to everybody who wants rules for globalization is you can't be nervous when it comes to negotiating with the motherland of globalization.
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as a european, you must consciously engage with this issue. >> we hear that the social standards, especially the standards for workers will decrease. >> it's undermining our democracy. >> you don't believe what the government tells you? is the government telling you anything? >> they don't tell us
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there will be losses also. there will be jobs lost. and there are the risks. so i don't think people are better off with it. on the contrary. >> i think a lot of people would be surprised that much of these discussions, we only know what is happening because of the leak. why have they been held behind closed doors? >> well, i think it's because it's highly unpopular, what they're negotiating there. for example, the big corporations want to make medicine more costly to the people. they want to secure their patient rights for longer time
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so we have to pay more for health so that's highly unpopular. but this will not work. people see behind this. this is not going to work. >> thank you very much for joining us with your thoughts. thank you. nepal is struggling to cope with food and fuel shortages after blockades at the border with india. minorities within nepal say the constitution discriminates against them. we have this report from kathmandu. >>reporter: for weeks they've been waiting on the indian side of the border with nepal. the drivers still don't want to cross the border despite the
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long delays. >> i heard in nepal there's a lot of trucks that have been attacked. i'm scared to drive to nepal. i won't go. >>reporter: for almost two months now, many areas in nepal along the border with india have been under an enforced shutdown. residents have been protesting against nepals new constitution which they say fails to represent them properly. more than 40 people have already lost their lives in the unrest. the indian government is also unhappy with the government and has warned the nepali government to get its house in order. they remain stuck on the border causing chaos for many on both sides. >> i've just had an operation and i'm facing difficulty here at the border. >>reporter: on the indian side,
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businesses are also losing revenue after trade with nepal dried up. >> most came here to buy medicine. we're really affected by this blockade. >>reporter: protest leaders say they'll stick to their demands for constitutional amendments until the grievances are addressed. >> this is going to be our third and last battle we're going to fight. we have fought two battles already and lost over 50 lives each time. this is the last battle. >>reporter: in kathmandu, the shortage of supplies, especially petrol * and diesel is becoming acute. there have been no break throughs yet.
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with no government talks friday to settle the crisis, some protesters in kathmandu called on the prime minister to address the nation and explain what's going on. al jazeera contacted several government representatives for comment but they declined. following april's earthquake, the argument over the constitution, and now the blockade, nepal is under going multiple crises and there's no end in sight. still ahead on the program, escalating violence in guinea ahead of sunday's presidential elections. under threat, how florida's air boats are threatening life in the everglades.
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86 people killed in twin blasts in the capital of turkey. the explosions went off during a peace rally. 28 people killed in chad. security sources blame boko haram for those attacks voters in guinea choose their next president on sunday. but the election campaign in west africa has been -- >>reporter: thousands gathered to hear one presidential
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candidates speech about what he thinks about the government. he nearly lost his bid for power five years ago in the first democratic presidential election. now he and six other candidates are aiming to unseat the current president. this campaign stop was in one of the worst areas hit by the recent ebola epidemic. >> since the epidemic began in 2014, the economy has been going backwards because it closed borders and flights are not coming in had. >>reporter: business is brisk at the market here. but ebola wiped billions of dollars from the economy. traders in the market worry about not selling enough fried fish sandwiches. opponents trying to stop the
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president from winning a second term say he has not done enough to develop the economy and lure foreign investment. >> our bosses are crying saying the white man has left the country. we're suffering now since the sick came to the country. >>reporter: guinea has a rich supply of natural resources such as iron ore, bauxite to make aluminum, gold, and diamonds. >> ebola caused trouble, but today ebola is almost finished. we have a lot of diamond reserves but can't do anything until investors come to our country. we need to have a marketplace of international standards. >>reporter: on sunday, guineas experiment with democracy will face another test. dozens of of international
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observers are monitoring the election overseeing the second democratic presidential poll after a history of dictator ships and corruption north koreas supreme leader, kim jong-un says his country to fight the united states. >>reporter: kim jong-un reportedly ordered the biggest military parade pyongyang had ever seen. much of kim's speech was devoted to praising the people and the party, the achievements he said they'd secured together. no mention of nuclear weapons and a message of defiance to the united states as expected. >> our party can respond to any
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war u.s. imperialists want to wage. >>reporter: to emphasize those words, precision goose stepping by the armed forces. there were also artillery launchers and a ballistic missile presented there. a few weeks ago when a north korean representative went to beijing for a military parade, he was sidelined. on saturday in pyongyang, the story was different. china sent its most senior official. he was given the ultra vip
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treatment sharing the limelight with north koreas leader sharing the message that a recently cold alliance could be defrosting. >> it seems they would rather observe this occasion a little longer and keep a launch as a backup card in case the relation with the u.s. goes south. they can use it to divert. >>reporter: it was nothing like dissatisfaction on show in the square on saturday. months of rehearsalss cullal -- cullal nate.
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>> let's talk about thisminate. >> let's talk about this -- >> this is nothing new. we've been carrying this language now for decades. the language at times has been much worse. this is almost described as a defensive language that they're ready to defend themselveses. they've made much more aggressive . they've made much more aggressive language. it's simply rhetoric. they have not tested a new nuclear device or launched long range missiles. >> how significant is it that there was a chinese official present during the event? >> to me that's the most significant development of the
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parade. that the current leader of north korea has had difficulties with the chinese, almost personal animosity. the chinese basically shunned him as well. so this is an interesting development, evidence now that they may be moving closer, and that may explain why north korea's not launched a missile because china and the united states and other countries have warned that's not acceptable. >> what type of reaction is north korea looking for from the u.s.? >> right. their current strategy as far as i can understand it is they want to be recognized as a nuclear weapon state, the same as russia, china, the u.s., and some other countries. and so they want the u.s. to start negotiating with north korea over how many weapons it can have, where it would deploy
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the weapons, the kind of things we do with russia. and that is unacceptable with the united states and other countries because nobody is going to legitimatize north korea having nuclear weapons. >> quite a display. what kind of message is north korea trying to send the rest of the world? what impression does it want to give? >> unfortunately i can't see the pictures in the studio but i can imagine what you're talking about. and the message is almost mostly directed internally. i think that the current leader, kim jong-un, is worried about his legitimacy, so in a way he's trying to tell his people, the military, challenging them, i'm tough and strong and can stand up to the u.s.
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i think that's where i would think the audience is more important internally rather than externally. >> richard, thank you very much for joining us with your thoughts. thank you. >> thank you for having me. indonesian president has set a two-week target to bring huge forest fires under control. the smoke has caused a thick smog that's covered southeast asia for weeks. plif i can't plif yon . >> attacked investment by big bn . >> attacked investment by big bn . >> attacked investment by big bn . >> attacked investment by big .
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>> attacked investment by bi>> on the agenda here. the opening ceremony is still going on. we have the president of bolivia next to the u.n. secretary general. we also have the french foreign minister here. he's going to be the link between this conference, the people's climate change conference as it's been called, and the u.n. climate change conference in paris later this year. this conference is to talk about the issues they feel are not going to be covered in paris at the big u.n. conference. to give a voice to people like the indigenous people behind me, the plif yon behind me.
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they have brought many people from around the bolivian behind. they have brought many people from around the world. this is the alternative climate change conference but there's also an alternative to the alternative conference. those who feel their voice is not being heard here are meeting to discuss issues they feel are not being heard and are not being talked about in this global climate change debate. daniel, thank you. the u.n.'s high commissioner for refugees has visited did island of lesbos * to see the
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situation there firsthand. he says that action needs to be taken to find a solution for the refugee crisis. >> this is not an lesbos or a greek problem. this is a european problem that requires a european solution. and it's necessary that the whole of european union assumes its responsibilities and this jai beganic effort. >>reporter: it's the largestgig.
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>>reporter: it's the largest national park of its kind. new federal regulations will virtually ban air boats used for transportation and to make a living. the federal government is concerned about pollution and preservation in the everglades. >> it impacts the wild life, the quality of the visitor experience, the noise, the pollution, the impact of it is very loud. it affects the animals and their behavior and function in a natural setting. >>reporter: in 1989, congress ordered the u.s. park service to come up with a comprehensive management plan. now that plan is ready to be implemented meaning the end of private air boats except for the handful of captains who can prove they used the area in 1989. they will be given
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nontransferable lifetime permits. if we go back to 1989, the everglades expansion act, air boats could go on 1,089,000 ache arbs. today they'll be limited to just 25,000 ache areas. the new management plan goes into effect in the coming weeks. >> clearly there will be some back and forth about how those will be enforced. i think those are small details in the grand scheme of things. i think there will be a good outcome on the business side of things. >> in this timeframe, there will be no gladesmen in this area at all, no private individuals that live and survive off the glades. robert ray, al jazeera,
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homestead, florida still ahead on the program: >> zimbabwe, brazilian dancers at the international street carne value plus, find out with the netherlands with keep their hopes of winning the european championship alive.
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thousands of people in
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zimbabwe taking part in a street carnival aimed to increase tourism. >>reporter: it's definitely the most popular because of the way they're dressed probably. welcome to the international street carnival. a tourism showcase. people from all over the world came to zimbabwe to see how things are done differently. many say they're very excited about this. >> carnival is good. it's good. we're enjoying ourselves. >> come on. >>reporter: people from all over the world are at this carnival. this particular group is from india and they're showing how they do things, how they march. and further up the road, they're from south africa.
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>> we need people to be happy. we need people, you know, to forget about the problems we're facing as a country. >> some people are getting a little bit out of hand as you can see. people are excited. some of them are getting out of hand. police trying to keep them back. but as a whole, people saying they're really happy about this carnival. it's time for zimbabwe to celebrate something good for a time. so now for sports. i had my heart in my mouth a bit in the scotland game in the world cup. >> they'll be playing australia in the quarter finals. australia will start with an enthralling 15-6 win over wales. it's scotland for them now in
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the quarter finals. both teams going into this game already through to the last stage. but the winners avoid playing south africa in the last round. australia is ahead 9-6 in the second half. wales dominating possession but just could not defense the wall by defense mark. australia holding on to a 15-6 wind. scotland has to survive a samoan scare. samoa 26-23 up at halftime. they scored three tries before the break. and inside the final seven minutes, it was scotlands captain who went over with the
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decisive try. still nervous moments to come for scotland as samoa managed another score, but it finished 36-33 to scotland putting them into the quarter finals for the first time since 2007 and sending pool rivals japan out. >> it's a great feeling. a few times in the game -- every. kept us calm at halftime. and the players -- and also the players, i said to them i want to take the scrum. and then we took the scrum. we were able to come back and fortunately i was able to dive over. the netherlands have kept their hope of qualifying for next year's european futbol championships alive. they have just beaten kazakstan.
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they need turkey to drop points though. turkey just kicking off their game in the czech republic. iceland through from group a with their first-ever appearance at a major tournament. italy are through to the finals with a game to square. pal at that guaranteed a playoff spot. >> europe an futbol president has filed an appeal against his suspension from fifa a day after sett blatter also appealed against his ban. *. the provisional ban was imposed on thursday after a payment made to him from fifa became the subject of a swiss criminal
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investigati investigation. rossburg taking poll position as second in the championship. 48 points behind lewis hamilton. >> it's been a difficult weekend actually because of the running we got. not much practice. but qualifying worked out really well and found a good balance on the car thanks to my engineers as well. we had to guess a bit about it. got some really good laps in and very happy with that.
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djokovic did the nadal played fognini. he's looking for a fourth title in 2015 but it's been a year that's proven not to win a single championship.
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the president's cup has been played in south korea. a bit of darkness did not stop this match play event between the united states and an international team. somewhere in the gloom, it emerged the u.s.a. would be taking a single-point lead into sundays final day and night of action. that is how sports is looking right now. i'll hand you back to julie in london andy, thank you. you can find out much more on our website, the address for that that is it from me and the news hour team, but david foster will be back in just a couple of
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♪ >> suicide bombers are expected after at least 86 are killed in a peace rally. i am david foster. you are watching al jazeera live from london also in the next 30 minutes. four palestinians killed and isra israelis wounded from the occupied area. >> we are getting tear gassed. >> al jazeera correspond event


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