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>> welcome to the news hour from al jazeera's doha. >> john kerry makes an appeal for action against syria. >> celebrating victory, tony abbott declares australia under new management and open for
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business. >> i'm in london with all the main stories in europe, including pushing forward after six years of economic main. greek prime minister says the recession will end next year. >> the voting to pick the city that will host the 2020 olympic games will begin soon. >> this is our munich moment, said john kerry speaking alone side the french foreign minister in paris, to make the case for action against syria. >> so this is our munich moment. this is our chance to join together and pursue
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accountability over appeasement. we in the united states know and our french partners know this is not the time to be silent spectators to slaughter. this is not the time to send a message where doing nothing is far more risky than responding. this is not the time to allow a dictator unfetter use of some of the most heinous weapons on earth. this is the time to pursue a targeted and limited but clear and effective response that holds dictators like bashar al-assad responsible for the acrossties that they commit. >> they also spoke in terms of strong need of action against syria. >> this massacre calls upon a strong decision to sanction and
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desway for an obvious reason. it is a crime against humanity. to not do anything is to allow him to continue. >> in a moment we'll have reaction in washington, d.c. where tom ackerman is standing by. but first we're following developments in paris. neave, john kerry seeking for a more firm support, did he get it in paris? >> it does appear that france reiterated its stance and its desire to stand side by side when it comes to possible intervention in the middle east, when it comes to possible strikes against bashar al-assad. one of the impressive points made by the french foreign minister is that france has some how isolated itself on the global stage. the foreign minister made a long list of examples of how members of the e.u. members of the g 8,
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g20 joining a broader action. what he failed to mention no other states but the french and the americans have actually gone so far as saying they will militarily interconvenient. of course one of the key points made by john kerry is that he feels, both france and the americans need to stand side by side, not only out of some sense of historical solidarity between the two nations but also because he firmly believes doing something is better than doing nothing at all. both france and the u.s. reiterated their tans that intervention is the most certainly the way forward. >> okay, now let's go to tom ackerman in washington, d.c. the obama administrations will trying hard to make a case for
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intervention and looking for a vote from congress in the next few days. what is the timeline, and how are they doing in sellin sell te of intervention? >> just a few minutes ago the white house reported to media here that the president was briefed by his national security adviser about intelligently going contacts with members of congress, contacting those who are leaning against, undecided or firmly against, making the case, the kind of case that the president repeated in his weekly address to the nation that was broadcast today on radio and television here. but there are no new arguments, none that have not already been phrased by the president himself during his european trip, and again he is expected to reiterate in a speech to the
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nation tuesday, tuesday night. that is really a very signal moment. on wednesday the u.s. senate is due to vote on the first procedural vote, which is crucial on this authorization, and it would require basically 60 out of 100 votes. not just a simple majority. right now the majority leader of the senate, senator harry reid, said that he thinks he will get the 60 votes. but beyond that we don't know at all what the outcome is in the house where according to one count by the media here it's running 6-1 against voting for authorization. at least those people who are leaning against or firmly against 6-1 versus those who say they're on record favoring the president's position. >> tom, we heard some very strong language from secretary state kerry in paris just now. he talked about the lessons of a
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second world war. he talked about munich. who do you think that message was intended to? was it the international audience, or perhaps more the people back home? >> well, i think it was meant basically to appeal to european who is obviously have very visceral recollections and remembrances of what preceded world war ii. but he used clear and effective response to the syrians. he said here in the united states whether that clear and effective response is at all indicated by what the president has said he will do. there are no details given the fact that the president has made firm assurances there will be no american boots on the ground to follow up with whatever kind of strike the pentagon is planning. that that would be actually an effective response.
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in actions against syriac and not the way secretary kerry has pore raid it. >> well, amid the calls for strike on syria, many are calling for peace. it comes ahead of a global day of prayer led to be by pope francis at the vatican. he said a strike against syria is, quote, futile. >> we're all one heart, for the country of syria. syria, the country of history. >> in other world news the egyptian military has launched a
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major operation in northern sinai. vehicles have moved in the area, cities are supported by apache helicopters and armed fighters, and the army force of some casualties but the numbers are unclear. attacks and applications and security forces in sinai have intensified over the last few weeks. australia's liberal national coalition has won a sweeping victory in elections. the center right on 91 seats to the labor's 5. >> it was a victory many people had predicted, but it didn't temper tony abbott's excitement, australia's new leader tr triumphant in directly. >> i declare that australia is under new management, and australia is once more open for
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business. >> abbott promised to concentrate on boosting australia's economy to cut taxes and to restore political stability. >> i now look forward to forming a government that is confident, that is trustworthy, and which purposefully and steadfastly and methodically sets about delivering our commitments to you, the australian people. [ cheering ] >> disagreement within the labour party is what is widely seen as having costed election. outgoing prime minister kevin rudd had only returned to the top job three months ago then winning in a public fight for power. he was returning the favor after she had taken it from him three years before. conceding defeat, rudd conceded
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his position as leader of the labour party. >> as prime minister of australia i wish him well in the high office as prime minister of this country. it raise an eye, to wish he and his family well in coping with the stresses and strains of high office ahead. we know a little bit of what that is like. >> it was a comprehensive defeat for labor, but however it's viewed this was a convincing victory for the right of center liberal party, a return to power after six years in the opposition. al jazeera. >> now, cities of tokyo, intan bull and madrid will soon find out which of them have been successful in winning the rights to hold the 2020 olympics. let's find out more. >> thank you very much. this is a big day on sports and
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in buenos aires they will decide which city will hold the olympics. tokyo. >> if tokyo wins this is where the 2020 summer olympics will be centered. the national stadium, the main sporting arena for the 1964 games. then the olympics marked japan's recover friday from its defeat in world war ii. now as an advanced nation with world class infrastructure and supervisor technology. that plus tokyo's experience and reputation for safety makes it the favorite. but it's been overshadowed by what's happening more than 200 kilometers away. the nuclear crisis at the fukushima nuclear plant. the plant is still unstable and leaking radiation. the prime minister had given his
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assurance that the situation will be under control by 2020. the japanese government says holding the olympics in tokyo will inspire the world of how a nation over comes crisis. >> if tokyo wins istanbul wins,e the first to be held here. turkish government is proposing to invest more than $19 billion for the olympics, and is much more higher than what tokyo and some others needed to propose. there are many challenges and issues to overcome. for example, it's traffic. and another concern, the doping
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scandal that erupted this year. and of course the war in neighboring syria. turkish government is trying to convince the voters that it is not a security threat since the border is more than 1,000 kilometers away from istanbul. within the city there were violent clashes between the protesters and police this year. counting all these factors, istanbul to offer the olympics, and also many challenges to overcome. >> and third to come, the spanish capital of madrid. >> this is the third consecutive time madrid has bid for an olympics game. finishing third in 2012, second in 2016, they've been outsiders in the race. the reason is a financial one, in spain people are wondering
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how they can forward to bid let alone stage the games. what they've done is clever. they've taken existing venues and making the most of them. 27 out of 36 venues already exist. from the tennis to basketball arena, it's already there. that has impressed people at the ioc. they've come in the reckoning and made up ground on the other potential hosts. the thing they also want in madrid is the barcelona affect from 1992. it completely transformed the reputation of barcelona. now can it do the same for madrid? >> we'll have plenty more in sports in 20 minutes when voting gets under way. >> no end in side for cambodia's election. >> three, two, one, zero,
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ignition, and liftoff. >> nasa's new spacecraft is shooting to the moon. and the the italian grand prix coming up. >> first to somalia. fighters say they're responsible for two explosions that killed 18 people. they happened near the capital of mogadishu. and it's near the presidential palace, and it's not the first time it has been targeted. they've been living in camps for years after fleeing post election violence in kenya. but for the 8,000 kenyans still homeless things are about to change for the better. we have this report in western kenya. >> after six years these people are hoping to get their lives
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back. each receives a check for $4,500 to start over. these kenyans are among the hundreds of thousand who were pushed out of their homes in 2008. >> we need to get rid of this national shame so that we're effective people and we have a decent shot at life. >> this is one of the last camps for people made hopeless. it's closing just as international criminal court at the hague prepares to care cases. >> they're accused of crimes against humanity. >> the president's case at the hague starts on tuesday, and it is here where he is accused of planning activities that led to murder, force of evictions and rape. >> but it's also here where he
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has most support. it's his home base. opposition politicians say this decision to help the displaced now is ahead of the triumph. >> i'm going to look for ways to buy a piece of land. i need to make my decision very carefully. it may be six years later but as she packs up to, she makes the best of what has been given to her now. al jazeera, in western kenya. >> to pakistan now where seven taliban prisoners have been released. among the group is senior commander. >> reporter: it's the latest step in a fragile peace process. among the taliban released is an
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important commander. the release is still slowe shron secrecy. the seven men were allowed to walk free in pakistan rather than being handed over to the afghan authorities as requested. the foreign deputy say the process need to be made more transparency. >> in the past few years the so-called peace process has not been fully consulted with the afghan authorities, the afghan parliament doesn't know much about the peace process. the political process of afghanistan doesn't know about the peace process. >> the peace council is not commenting that they're not directly involved, but willing to highlight cooperation of two
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governments who have had poor relations over the past few years. talks with pakistan an pakistane minister sharif. >> he is an industrialist, who is an entrepreneur, and he has to put a lot of pressure and his attention on the economic betterment. that means economic betterment of pakistan is related to the peace and stability. >> the release of taliban fighters from pakistani jails is nothing new. but this is a crucial sowing of relations between the pakistanis
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and afghanistan. most in afghanistan acknowledge until pakistan is fully on bore in the peace process it's unlikely to work. al jazeera, kabul, afghanistan. >> a crowd of several hundred gathered outside of the consulate to protest its failure to issue visas. some windows in the compound were broken. more than 15,000 people have been protesting in cambodian's capital phnom penh. they're accusing the prime minister of vote rigging. >> the figure of cambodia's political opposition since he returned this year after living in exile in france. >> there has been a dictatorship in this country for nearly 40
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years, but now i think there will an democratic change. [ cheering ] >> that might not come any time soon. he's poised to lose the majority of parliamentary seats once again. the opposition is calling on the government to form an independent committee to investigate massive vote rigging when ballots were cast more than six weeks ago. but that might be too late. in the coming days the national election committee is expected to announce the ruling cambodian people's party as the winner of this election. prime minister is the longest leader in south asia. he seems to have control of the army, the police and every our institution in the country.
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>> there is too much corruption. it's everywhere. it starts from the lowest position all the way to the stop. >> i voted for the opposition because of the policies. i'm disappointed with the government. they promised many things, but they didn't deliver. >> more than 70% of the cambodians are below 30 years old. many of them say what they want is job security. they want education, and they want justice. they say that they want change, and if the government of prime minister hansen is the politics of a bygone era. >> the youthful opposition is described by many as an cambodian spring. sam rainsy's party is growing but many question how long the group can maintain. >> former nba basketball star
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dennis rod me rodman speaks of t to a country where he visited with kim jong-un. he described jung-un as a friend for life and he said he would speak about the release of kenneth bae. now nasa's newest robotic explorer rocketed into space late on friday. >> three, two, one, zero, ignition. and lift off. >> the launch to study the lunar atmosphere and dust was the first ever from virginia. the science director said it was a test of much wider use of the technology. >> we have just a few wavelengths in the infrared that
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will beam straight back to our observatories here on earth. more than 620 mega bits per second will be blasting back to earth. this is our very first test into deep space of these high strength laser links. >> is the postman dead in the u.s.? we ask is the e-mail to blame? plus. [♪ music ] >> why a classical concert in indian-controlled kashmir is causing kiss occurred. andisoccurred, and we'll have the latest on the men's tennis. vatino changesur les.
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appeased hitler. he called for strong action. >> leader tony abbott will be the next prime minister of australia following the labour party's six year in power. >> and vote something due to begin in just a few minutes in argentina to decide which country will host the 2020 olympic games. istanbul, madrid and tokyo are all in the running. >> returning now to our top story in the debate over what to do in syria. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has met his french counterpart in paris, and has made his case for intervention. >> reporter: well, for obvious political reasons france cannot act before we have the response
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from the u.k. team, which went to investigate. of course, france is too small a country to intervene alone, so they're waiting--we're waiting for the vote in the u.s. congress, and for the u.n. inspectors report. but for france this report is necessary and politically necessary to intervene this report is considered only secondary importance because it will only confirm what the french secre secret service has already said is that the bombings in the vicinity of damascus from the bashar al-assad camp. >> let's take a look at what is happening inside syria. there is evidence to suggest that rebels and opposition
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forces are preparing for military strike. >> reporter: this is where the fight for the syrian capital has been happening for months. the rebel held suburbs. the objective, government forces want to prevent rebels from entering damascus. opposition fighters were hoping that u.s.-led strikes would weaken the regime's defenses and allow them to enter the capital. >> the international community knows the regime is weak and the military action would allow the rebels to over take damascus. that's why they delayed the strikes to premium the army to absorb the hits. >> reporter: many are suspicious of washington's intentions. the u.s. has said it doesn't want groups linked to al-qaeda to prevail. >> the u.s. administration does
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not want to bring down the assad regime now. the opposition is in such a situation of disarray and islamist radicals are so dominant that those islamic radicals will end up in power in damascus. >> reporter: the delayed reaction has bought syrians time. the opposition says the government is using civilians as shields. they say military assets and loyalist forces have been moved to residential areas. this has led some to question the effectiveness of taking out military targets especially since the army has been changing its tactics. >> for a long time they've been adopting to the resistence action. if they want to bomb a facility,
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they can bomb it because it will not be a major impact on them. >> reporter: the syrian army is not fighting an conventional war. national defense forces could play a greater role if army positions are targeted. syrian opposition is not just demanding limited strikes against the regime. what they want is for military action to topple it. the obama administration has been seeking congressional approval for what they say is limited action. limited or not. for now what is clear is that washington won't be using combat troops on the ground. the u.s. has said it does not want to get involved in syria's civil war. taking out military targets may rebalance the military situation in the opposition's favor which in turn do lead to a political solution. al jazeera, beirut. >> now for years the greece economy has been going through the deepest of recessions.
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but now the employment said there are signs of improvement, giving hope and optimism. let's here more. >> that's right, greece has been battling a six-year slump, and an economy that shrunk 23% since 2008. that means higher unemployment, higher taxes, but that does not stop the prime minister to put on a show of confidence when he spoke to the afraid fair. we have reports from @thins. >> the prime minister has stressed greece's achievements. the unemployment has shrunk and he also remembered the greek government managed to balance the budget for the first time, and that was a course that grease is now supposed to sustain.
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>> so it is still very much a mixed picture for greece. but the prime minister is still very, very keen at this point in the political and the political life span of his government. only a year in to show that there is some light at the end of the tunnel, and he was very careful to stress in his speech that not only will material conditions improve for greece but important material aspects, and that is national pride. >> soon we will be able to say goodbye to bailouts. when others are deciding our policies because we could not go a month without borrowing from them. now greece will stand on its own feet with dignity, decide it's own fate and improve its commitment to the people. >> the prime minister also mentioned things that lie in the
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future and immediate future hopefully for his government. he's anxious to lower corporate tax rates to 15%. that's very important. he, rather than wanting to give individuals a tax break, he wants to prioritize businesses and encourage investment and job creation. he also said when the time comes 70% of the surplus will be spent on alleviating living conditions, particularly for the poor and those in need, and on improving living standards in greece, which has fallen so father in the last five years. >> around 700 migrants have been rescued by the italian coast guard off the coast of sicily. the united nations' refugee agency told al jazeera that three boat loads of people have arrived since friday evening. syrian nationals were among those rescued. several thousand people have taken part in a protest in
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germany against internet surveillance. they used the slogan freedom instead of fear. two men have been arrested in connection with a break in at buckingham palace in london. it happened earlier this week and it appears to be the worst breach in security in had three deck wades. one man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. >> this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in london, and it is here on monday night at buckingham palace where there is a breach of security involving two men. a man managed to scale a fence and gained access to an area that is often open to the public during the daytime. two then have within arrested in
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connection with the incident. this does raise big questions about security here at britain's most famous addresses. this is not the first security breach at buckingham palace. the most famous in 1982 when a man managed to get inside the queen's personal bedroom. he's reported to have had a chat with the queen before he was then arrested. but as i say, big questions about security here at buckingham palace. >> at today's red carpet event, schmoozing, 20 entries to be given the golden lion award. let's get the details from phil, who has been watching all of this. he joins us live now from venice. so was the win arrest big surprise? >> you know what, in all honesty, it wasn't a huge surprise. that is because the italian
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critics have said all along they believe that an italian movie would take the award. it's a documentary. it aims to tell the story of people who live and work in this little micro community. people who live nearby, people who work as paramedics, and the reason why it wasn't a surprise because the lead member of the jury for the golden lion, a very well-known italian director said all along he wanted to pick a movie that really wowed him. he's known to be a massive fan of documentary movies. that's why this was not a huge surprise. also other movies, "philemina" about a forced adoption and a woman trying to find the child she gave up many years ago that stars judi dench. in this case the rumors were spot on. >> how important then is the festival, this particular
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festival to the film industry? >> well, that's incredibly important to me. the movie "philemina." he directed "e queen" starring helen mirren. and that won helen mirren best actress and at the oscars. er so it is very important. we spoke to a director just a couple of days ago who brought his movie to the cannes festival, he said no one was interested. but here he managed to get distribution, and he managed to win an award yesterday. they will tell you that it is very, very important for emerg emerging filmmakers. as for this festival it is quieter, that's because the critics and the journalists, they're getting out of venice as fast as they can.
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the toronto film festival is now under way, and a much bigger affair. >> and as you say, phil, we had a clue, there was some indications that the italian film "sac gra" was going to do very well. it seemed very positive from the critics you were speak to go, but nonetheless there must have been some very disappointed faces. >> yes, the italian critics are very pleased. when we were watching the pressroom there was a huge cheer from all the italians in the room. but other critics aren't so sure. they said this is a documentary, and there were better films, better fictional works for example "under the skin" this is about an an alien who arrives n earth dressed as a woman, and it could have been done rather well
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here. there was another movie, a greek film telling the story of a young girl, an 11-year-old girl who jumps to her death from her balcony on her 11th birthday, and it's all about social services trying to unravel this deep deep relationships in the family. another movie "the policeman's wife," a german's film exploring domestic violence involving policeman in german, limited career ability, and starts to beat his wife. and there was this huge range of films, and "la jealousy." that was also tipped to be a winner, very dark looking at family relationships, so very, very wide range of films. not a huge joy of critics but
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the documentary the winner of the day. >> thanks so much, phil, from venice. >> thank you very much. the u.s. postal service hases announced a loss to year-to-date. it's awe have a report on the de surrounding the future of the historic service. >> neither snow, heat, or night stops the rounds, the creed of the postal service. but some say the postal service has had their day. >> it's not that these are bad people but they don't have the same incentives to look for new ways of dealing with old problems. >> supporters of small government believes mail delivery would be more efficient handled by the private sector,
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and the numbers do appear pretty alarming. the postal service reported a $740 million loss for the third quarter of this fiscal year despite an increase in its operating revenue. that's because it has to set aside enough cash to cover 75 years of the future medical costs of its retirees. if it didn't have to do that, the postal service would have recorded a $700 million profit for this quarter. >> congress passed the requirement in 2006, the postal service would have to set aside $5.5 billion each year for future retiree healthcare, and that's accounted for 80% of the postal service's losses ever since. opponents say it's an excessive drain on resources that no private corporation could bear. >> the postal service is not broke, but congress seems to be doing it's best to break it. >> the belief that it's the interrupt that is sinking the post office. but there has been strong growth
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in shipping and packaging revenue as a result of e-commerce, and supporters argue it could make more money if allowed to compete on a level playing field. private corporations are covetous of its package delivering routes. but republicans and democrats have resists corporate lobbyists. they fear privatization would leave less affluent parts of the country. they see the postal service binding the country together. al jazeera, washington. >> an german orchestra performing has caused controversy. what started as a simple concert ended with a slam of the event.
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>> one the world's most volatile concert. the concert was supposed to bring the community together. instead the orchestra itself is now accusing organizers of hijacking the event. >> the german ambassador made the event for special guests, for celebrities, for a few people, of course, from here, and it is against art. >> the orchestra which waived it's usual fee is firou furioust people were locked out of the event. the guests were high profile politicians and celebrities while locals watched from the street. >> people from my side have been invited into our home but we
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ourselves don't have an invitation. >> the german ambassador declined an interview but hi he previously said this concert is for the people of kashmir. it's a message that has been lost to many here. the muslim majority have suffered from decades of separatist violence, local leaders say efforts should focus on this conflict. >> more than 900 people have disappeared in the last 60 years. you know, this who we don't know who the people are, they should hold accountability. >> reporter: the festive air was gone as officials checked for papers. there is no room for entertainment here while
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conflict and human rights abuses continue in kashmir. but the show went on despite the controversy. the musicians said they were not here to play politics, just the music that they love. al jazeera. >> all right, sports coming up next on al jazeera. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people in madrid, they're up against tokyo and istanbul hosting the games for the 2020 olympic games.
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>> welcome back. a very busy day in sports. we have the latest. >> thank you very much. very soon we will get to know which city will get to host the 2020 olympics. we're going to speak to lee in a moment who is in madrid, one of the candidate cities, but first we'll head to buenos aires where the decision is being made. teresa, can you tell us what has been going on in ben ben necessary airs reese. >> trying to convince the members of the olympic committee to vote for their respective cities. there was a major event here in this capital city. we know the vote willing start
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in the coming minutes, the private voting that will take place here, and there could be a second round if none of the cities get the majority of the votes. but we're expecting the results in about an hour and a half and two hours from now. >> just very quick question, this late stage, is there an obvious favorite emerging? >> well, the three countries that are involved in this whole process have been through a lot in the last years with spain and the recession. turkey with the protests, and even japan with the earthquake and it's aftermath. but the three cities have been focusing on their assets. spain said it has a history of hosting 40 events, and most of the infrastructure is already there. and turkey is the exotic city, the bridge between asia and europe, and it would be the first time that the olympic games take place in a muslim country. the favorites that we're hearing
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here are tokyo and madrid. and of course there could be surprises. >> thanks for that. we're going to head to one of those candidate cities, we'll head to madrid where lee is standing by. we both covered the olympic games. we were both in london last year. is there a similar package in madrid, there was initial ambivalence to the hosting of the games, but now everyone seems to be on board. >> i do see some similarities to the olympics in london, britain. and it was a slow go. but when it actually started it completely lifted a nation, li lifted the spirits and went right through the paralympics should not be forgot no one all of this, and it had a lasting affect. this is what the people of madrid are looking for. they have been worried about how these games are going to be financed. they have been worried madrid should host them at all. there has been a genuine
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atmosphere, tense of thousands are here and they're genuinely optimistic. and their bid appears to be doing better. it's now second to tokyo. it was the complete ou outsider. they know it could lift the economy and have a great affect not just in madrid but in spain. >> is that really what the ioc members will be looking at when they make their decision? >> over the last few months the factor has been one big negative. tokyo is a favorite. it has been but now the situation with the new england plant. the events in istanbul, and there are concerns about that. the olympics would help madrid,
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but that's not necessarily how the international olympic committee works. they look at why a city should host the olympics. the reasons to give it to them. with all three of the bids there are good reasons to find them, that's why this race has been so close. >> lee, thanks very much. we'll find out very soon, thank you. >> going to other sports. in tennis, the semi times have gotten under way in new york. rafael in a da nadal will take s friend. but first coke very much is now
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leading 6-1. >> serena williams will be in a rematch of last year's final. the world's number 22 came through in straight sets, which you can hear by the scream, 6-had, 6-2. noon now to italian's grand pri. the three-time world champion on the front row. his teammates to take third spot on the grid. >> yes, it's a special track for sure.
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it's always nice to come back here. obviously the memories of 2008 are great. i had another victory in 2011, i think the first victory is always special. today i think generally this weekend the car was fantastic so far. i think better than what we could expect. so we had a really strong pace yesterday, and we were able to take that into the qualifying today. >> football 2010 world cup host south africa will not be traveling to brazil. they were knocked out of qualifying on saturday disspied a 4-1 win over botswana. that's because ethiopia finished top of group a and will go into the next playoff round against nigeria, one of the other teams who have qualified on saturday. new zealand dan carter has become the first man to reach 1,400 test points as he helped the all blacks to a 28-13 win over argentina in the rugby
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championship. but, it was the pumas who scored first. going over just five minutes to put them 7-0 up. but the penalty five minutes later saw them reach the 1400 mark before the all blacks responded with two tries in three minutes from scrum aaron smith. adding a second half try, the kiwis go second in the standings. well, south africa recorded their biggest win on australian soil of the wallabies in their game. they thrashed australia 38-12 in their first victory in brisbane in 42 years. south africa the top of the ranking. that's your sport. more later. >> that's it for this news hour from doha. stay with us on al jazeera next with more world news. thanks for watching.
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