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[♪ music ] >> >> announcer: this is al jazeera hello, warm welcome to this al jaseera newshour. i'm david foster, this is some of what we have coming up in the next 60 minutes. three months into his presidency, egypt's leader forced to announce why they have suffered power cuts. >> we hear dozens have been killed in fighting to the north of the capital, we'll be live there. a prisoner swap in ukraine expected as a ceasefire in the
east holds. you cranian -- ukranian authorities dispute this. >> i'm phil lavelle at the venice film festival. we are about to find out who has won the big prize, the golden lion, join us shortly as we go through the contenders. he only took over the presidency in june. egypt's president has been forced to explain himself on television. they suffered a massive blackout on thursday morning in cairo, and protests quickly followed. here is some of what abdul fatah al-sisi had to say. >> translation: we should be aware that part of the crisis can't be remedied overnight. let me remind you of my contract. i said we, egyptians have
insurmountable obstacles to overcome, and we can't do it without your support. >> let's get a point of view from a journalist who suffered. i think you got your power back. tell us a little about the scale of the problem. >> the scale of the problem is that food is going bad in restaurants, and people go to eat, and the stuff - people are suffering in hospital because of the lack of electricity, because power generators, and children and babies on support, on machines that support their lives - some of them die. some of the elderly people depending on machines for respiration die because of this.
people's electricity equipment in their homes they suddenly catch fire because of the - the electricity comes suedly, it was -- suedly. it was -- suddenly, it's high voltage, and the equipment doesn't really work with the high voltage. they are on fire. >> the president said in his speech an hour ago that massive investment is needed, it's been neglected, it's not his problem, and he arrived for patience from the people. >> if he's asking for investment. he should comfort the investors. the investors don't want to spend their money in a failed country with failed power, with failed water supply and electricity. if i want to invest in a country, i need it to be stable and providing me with the basic
needs, electricity, water, and other services. this is ridiculous if he's asking for invest to restore services in egypt. he's scaring off investors. >> the protests themselves, in the past in egypt. we saw hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people on the streets, which red to massive political turmoil. the egyptian president said there were those that were trying to ferment trouble. what is the scale of the unrest? >> the unrest will not stop. the unrest is not political. because of the lack of services, because of the prices of goods going up, people not comfortable about their lives, the salaries, the prices they are paying for,
and the new taxes imposed, because of many, many failures that they have witnessed under abdul fatah al-sisi. so it will no longer be political, but it will be more violent and more in size than before. reacting to the words of the egyptian president. apologising - not in so many words - saying it was hardly his fault but inevitable that there were power cuts across egypt. turning to ukraine, it's 24 hours, probably less, since a ceasefire was agreed in belarus, talks between the pro-russian rebels, the ukranian forces and other interested parties, including the russian hierarchy itself. well, we had understood, we've been broadcasting for a number of hours that things looked
stable in that country. as we go to paul brennan, in donetsk, in eastern ukraine, the suggestion from the ukranian authorities is there has been violations of the ceasefire. >> yes. we are getting - news is starting to filter in from the large area of donetsk, and of the strains which are being put on this ceasefire, by accusations from both sides, frankly of sporadic violations of the truce - the deal signed. realistically you would expect indiscipline because the forces, on the pro-russian side are often a rag tag militia, but the accusations on both sides are filtering in. we heard from the colonel, he's
speaking. it's going on at the moment. he's a spokesperson for the security council. he's enlisting, in some detail, the violations from the pro-russian side that he's alleging. from 6:08 to 6:13. the pontoon bridge was fired upon. during the night the ukranian military unit, which is holding donetsk international airport, that that came under fire, and we had spoken about whether there is a continuance on voluntary battalion fighters loyal to kiev are holed up. they came under attack overnight, but were able to repel the attack by pro-russian separatist militia. one of the senior leaders of the donetsk people's republic in the city where i'm standing, is
alleging that the ukranian army has been violating the ceasefire. it is both sides flipping accusations in either direction. i have to say, though, that there isn't a feeling that the whole ceasefire, the overall picture - it's not ripped up yet. we are not back to the drawing board as far as that goes. there are strains, perhaps inevitable strains as the early hours of the ceasefire takes effect. >> i'll ask you in a minute about where the situation goes from here. what happens next. but a little bit of history, not going to go amiss. since the beginning of the year we saw ukraine lose control of crimea, annexed by russia in march. there has been fighting in eastern ukraine, particularly where paul is in donetsk and luhansk. more than 2, 500 - 2,600 plus have been killed in the conflict, and nearly a million ukrainians had to leave their homes to escape the fighting.
you were showing us pictures of children roller blading in donetsk, a semblance of normality, and many hope that that remains. in terms of taking it to a conclusion. we are a long way off. >> i think that's the case, yes. you are quite right. i mean, there are too many people who departed from the city for normality to remain, resume. donetsk is like a ghost town. this is supposed to be a city of a million people. there's less than 200,000 people left here. many don't go out, the shops boarded up. there are basic amenities, we have been without running water for three days, it was restored that night. buses are running. the sense of normality has to return, hasn't properly returned in any great shape or form. the reality is that the conflict over the last five months has
driven a wedge between the two-thirds of ukraine, that regards itself as loyal to the administration, and the one-third here in the east, alining closely with russia politically and sentimentally, as well as the ambitions of the people here. you could argue strongly that the separatists ceased power, and the ordinary people didn't have a huge amount of say in it. it wasn't without some degree of support. people want peace. they want their right to be respected, and there was a strong feeling in the east that kiev was not doing that. i know from listening and reporting for the past five months that kiev was making announcement because the russian language will be preserved in the east. the message was not heard, whether it was not getting through or listened to, the analysts will have to argue about that one. there'll be a lot of bridge building necessary before the east and west of ukraine can
call this a proper peace. >>
thank you paul beban in donetsk. i want to tell you that in egypt the prosecutor there has charged the ousted president mohamed mursi with passing state secrets to qatar. mohamed mursi, on trial, but now charged, according to authorities there, by the egyptian prosecutor, with passing state secrets to qatar. now to yemen - 50 have been killed in fighting in the past few days between yemen by troops and shia rebels in the north of sanaa, the capital. hutus are not letting up in demands for the governments resignation. let's go live, we were going live, i hoped to go there. we'll try to get them back but hear what they say in the
report. >> reporter: government loyalists
on the streets of sanaa. they say they are ready to die for the republic, accusing the hutus of manoeuvring to create a religious state. >> translation: i feel sad because in 2011 the hutus are with us. now they are allies with the old regime and will never accept that. >> reporter: this gathering is sunni. thousands of people and the preacher who attended friday prayers denounced terrorism, . weeks of divide has divided yemenize and raised concerns, especially after the hutus vowed to press ahead with more political representation in the government. another rally, and another friday prayer, led by the hutus, who are escalating their protest. dismissing an of by the
president of forming a new government, and cutting fuel prices. >> despite the growing anger, hewitt yits nist their -- hutus insist their campaign is peaceful. >> i would like to reassure people that we will not let yemen slip towards civil war. the police and the army understands that violence begets violence. >> reporter: discontent spreads to the streets. back-channel talks are under way. latest talks by the hutus controls the north, boosting the chance for the president to make more concessions in the coming days. coming up on the newshour, an al-shabab leader is killed in a u.s. fight. we look at the security threats na somalia faces from the rebel group. plus... [ ♪ music ] ..music, yoga and ping pong. we are at the library redefining
what it means to be bookish. serena williams in another u.s. open file. the story of that and the rest of the news in a moment. kurdish fighters battling the islamic state group in northern iraq claim they are running out of weapons. they claim ammunition and arms meant for the peshmerga, are stuck in baghdad. >> reporter: germany standing by its pledge to help the kurdish. weapons, assault rifles, armoured vehicles have been sent to baghdad. at the n.a.t.o. summit david cameron reiterated the u.k.'s commitment to help. >> we are playing that role, we
are arming the kurds, helping the iraqi government, flying missions over iraq, supplying humanitarian aid. >> for all the politicians promises, and the boxes of arms and ammunitions, they have yet to turn up here. instead the kurds believe they are sitting in warehouses, while the peshmerga are running out of bullets for their outdated weapons. the policy was to keep the peshmer peshmerga in a situation that is not too strong. the policy is the same. there'll be attempts to keep them in baghdad. >> peshmerga command here say the same thing, they are not seeing the foreign reppons getting through baghdad in preparation for a push on mosul. >> we heard of weapons coming
in. we got information about that, but have not seen any weapons so far. >> reporter: the iraqi government insisted all foreign shipments must go through baghdad. the kurds suggested a fortnight ago that the plane land in erbil. there was no reply. it's suggested that the planes touch down in baghdad, checked and flown north. the longer the shipments are delayed. the longer the peshmerga are outgunned. the kurds are got only fighting the islamic state, but are giving shelter to the yazidi. who the islamic state group are persecuting. neighbouring states are giving a hand, when they've been able to make it over the border.
a report from refugee camps. at eastern turkey, near the border. >> reporter: this is a kurdish chant for those left behind. these yazidi are safe in a turkish refugee camp. many have relatives threatened by the advance through northern iraq by the islamic state. this person was one of thousands trapped on mt sinjar, circled by is fighters. >> we walked for a long time, until we reached the mountains, it was a small water spring for thousands of women. the peshmerga and iraqi army disappeared. we ran away to protect our honour. we yazidi are targeted. the islamic state group singled us out, meaning to kill us all. >> the camp overs schooling and
care. it costs $50,000 a day to run. next door, a reminder of the refugee crisis turkey has been managing for more than three years. at the top of the hill one of the more than 20 syrian refugee camps in the country. the facilities here are of a high standard. the camp is full. for now, this is the last yazidi refugee camp built in turkey. the turkish government is paying for three more refugee camps, but is building them over the border in kurdish glassed iraq. security concerns meant the final location of the camps in iraq had to be changed. now they are expected to be ready to host 35,000 yazidi by mid september. >> we have been in close cooperation with the local authorities, to ensure that the sight we will build the camps that (a) are safe and (b)
allowing us to provide the same services. >> reporter: many we spoke to will not go back to iraq. is fighters showed little tolerance, even for fellow muslims who deviate from the hard line determination of their faith. yazidi wonder how much hope they have. united states and somalia governments confirm the killing of al-shabab's top leader. ahmed godane and others died after a strike on a convoy. godane was the leader in 2008 after his predecessor was killed in another strike. >> reporter: the government of somalia reacted to news of the death of al-shabab's leader mohammed abdi godane. it was said it was time to take
advantage of peace and take advantage of a 45-day amnesty period. the president acknowledged that the air strikes against the leadership was war -- carried out with the knowledge of his government. it was he who led the group to cross its borders and carry out matters in kenya and uganda. obviously the remaining leadership of al-shabab will try to fill the role that has been left by godan e. it remains to be seen if they'll find someone with the clout and gravitas this man enjoys. still, al-shabab dominates many ruling parts of somalia,
after being pushed out of mogadishu in 2011. fighters lost a key port. and a year later al-shabab has a strict version of sharia law in areas it controls and has been blamed for a series of suicide attacks in somalia or kenya much the group says it is allied with al qaeda, and has up to 9,000 fighters. matt bridon is a researcher on somalia, and worked with the somalia monitoring group of the united nations, joining us from nairobi. as when the previous leader of al-shabab was killed, another was there to take his place, and the attacks continue. will the death of god arny make a difference. ane make a difference. . >> we'll have to see whether the movement can hold itself toot. a lot has change -- itself together. a lot has changed. godane controlled the organization and personalized
his rule. there are tensions within the group. there is a risk of fracture and different factions within al-shabab growing apart now that godane has gone. >> how much of a danger an al-shabab to the government in mogadishu, and other neighbouring countries such as kenya? >> there are parts of the al-shabab functioning with autonomy, especially parts involved in operations outside the country. we should expect a wave of retaliatory attacks, or attempted attacks. i don't expect the movement to cave in or violence to cease. the real key here is that the forces are depriving the al-shabab group from revenue on
taxing downs. it's lost its leader and territory and financing. it's, for the first time in a long time on the defensive. >> is he getting money from elsewhere. you talk about the taxes and the towns. the ransoms paid because of the boats held and people that were held prisoner for a long time. does he have support away from where it's based? it receives money from outside. all the indications are this is not as significant as the money the group raised through taxing territories under its control. more importantly, al-shabab is exploiting political and communal grievances in somalia. it's an extremist group rapped in insurgency.
the real challenge is to extend political outreach, extend the communities, use al-shabab for leverage and launch an ipp clues of political -- inclusive political process. >> thank you. matt bridon talking there from nairobi about event in somalia. it has brought torrential rain and killed more than 110 in pakistan. more heavy rain is expected. large parts of lahore, the second-biggest city. the rain is overloading the drapage system there -- drainage system there. worst affected, pun jab and kashmir. india has been badly hit. 100 have been killed in what is described as the worst flooding for 60 years. ever con is with us here. stayed -- everton is here with
us. give us some details. >> i'm afraid it is bag. there has been staggering amounts of rain fall over the last few days. a few more heavy showers to come. 319mm of rain in 24 hours. that was friday in islamabad, and we have seen showers continuing as we go through the past 24 hours. see how the cloud and rain is trying to ease away from the pakistan border. it's very much in evidence, and we take a look at the rain fall totals we have seen. over the last three days, 430mm of rain, in 72 hours. north, 221mm of rain came down here in the last 24 hours, but take a look at the 3-day total. a staggering 517mm of rain. over half a meter of rain. we are talking up towards my waist. a lot of heavy rainfall coming
down, helps the heavy conditions. the wetter weather trying to make its way eastwards. as we go through sunday, we see further showers around the border. wet weather in place, and it lippings with the rain around -- rinks with the rain around the -- links with the rain around the east of india. it's wet here through the coming days. look north, the size of the dry weather slowly coming through. everton, fox, thank you. now to berlin for a glimpse into the future of technology. the ifa is the biggest electronic consumer's spare, nick spicer checks out some of the latest gadgets showcased there. >> reporter: a german musical touch to a global trade fair. when it comes to tvs, bigger is once again better. so is higher resolution and
curved screens, said to provide a life-like viewer experience, and 3d is mesmerising the public. some wonder where it will lead. >> i'm not sure if it goes so good with real things like africa and rio. >> the trade fair is 90 years old. radio was a technology. quarter of a million are expected to visit this year. of that number, half will be from industry, or people looking to make a deal. deals worth 6 billion are expected. many involving cell phone manufacturers, trying to wow the public ahead of the release of the new iphone, expected to be launched on september 9th. samsung has teamed up with other firms so your smartphone wan connect you to a virtual reality experience - this time a
concert. >> we can allow you to communicate with your friends, watching, friendships, a sporting event, inside the device. we can allow you to chat. it doesn't need to isolate you, it can connect you to anyone in the world doing the same thing. >> the trend of a smart household continues. the friend of putting cameras into seemingly everything continues. from phones that take better selfies, to cameras to film your every exploit, or those of your child or pet. still to come in this newshour, sierra leone orders confined to their homes to stop the spread of ebola. >> 200,000 cross to ethiopia, following an ethnic conflict in the country. i'll tell you that story. >> in the sport, how the
country. pro-russian separatists and ukranian agreed to a truce on friday in belarus. 50 have been killed in the last few days between yemenis and houthi rebels. it happened in the north provinces. the ancient city of aleppo has seen some of the fiercest fighting in the syrian war. the government used barrel bombs or rebel-held areas. the latest drop killed 11 people, locals say that was not a single rebel fighter in the area. >> reporter: it's give to pick out anything here that might indicate that that was a popular taxi stand. people lineded up on fradd hoping to catch what little public transport was available
in aleppo. two barrel bombs reportedly fell. when rescuers scrambled to find the fighters, they found the dead, a child among them. >> translation: all the people here are civilian workers and passengers. people were killed and dozens injured. this is a residential area, housing workers. there's not a single militant here. >> this is the difficulty for a few people trying to scrape out an existence if the besieged city. >> according to human rites watch, the government's weapon of choice, the barrel bomb is indiscriminate and inaccurate. they have hit and killed hundreds of civilians. >> the number dead in aleppo is growing. government barrel bombs terrorized the people here. reigning on rebel-held areas within and outside the city. the city is close to the border
with turkey, with access to usual routes. it's not just forces loyal to bashar al-assad eyeing the advantage of holding aleppo. rebels had to confront a new foe, the islamic state group. runs their ally, is fighter pointing their gun towards rebel positions. aleppo's people are trapped and suffering in the middle. al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three journalist detained in egypt for 252 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed, were given long sentences after a trial seen by observers as politically motivated. there's an appeal against their convictions right now. the case has been raised by the u.s. secretary-general in a conversation with the egyptian
president. you can join the campaign to get al jazeera journalists free by using the hashtag free aj's staff, and find out more by going to the website aljazeera.com, special pages on the subject and the day's news. aljazeera.com. syrian rebels and government forces resumed fighting in the golan heights. fighting has taken place in the syrian controlled side of the territory, mostly under israeli occupation. last month rebel fighters kidnapped 45 united nations peacekeepers in the area. sierra leone's president ordered that the country go into lockdown for four days to try to contain the ebola virus. people will not be allowed to leave their homes between september 18th and the 21st. the world health organisation says almost 4,000 people have been infected across west africa since the start of the year. the ebola virus spread to
guinea, sierra leone, liberia, senegal and nigeria. the death toll has now rich to 2,097. randolph nogel reports. >> reporter: a third american eeffected with ebola returns from south africa. his plane landing in nebraska. dr rick sacre was working for an aid group when contracting the violence. >> we'll aggressively support the patient. >> reporter: he'll be treated in a secure isolation unit in nebraska. the other two americans survived, the west african strain of the virus had a 50% fatality rate. hospitals inside the affected countries, meanwhile, are struggling to find enough staff to help treat ebola patients. many local staff fled in fear, and it's been difficult to properly educate the public on how to keep themselves safe from the virus.
the u.n. secretary-general repeated his call for $600 million to contain the outbreak. >> the goal is to stop ebola transmission in the affected countries within 6-9 months. and to prevent the international spread of the virus. this can be done only if the urgent and necessary mobilization is done in the affected countries, and by the international community. >> reporter: in switzerland around 200 experts have been meeting to discuss a roadmap for tackling the virus. the world health organisation approved the use of the blood of those who survived the virus to treat new patients with transfusions. >> two candidates were identified. one is an ebola virus, and there is another. safety studies are currently under way in the united states
of america, soon to start in europe and africa. there has been promising results in animal trials, but data on humans will not be available until november. only then will they decide whether to start mass production and distribute them in countries. >> this is a serious challenge. we are organising to meet it. the clear message is there's no clear solution. containment is months away. mozambique's rebel leader will condeft elections after signing a peace deal with the president. he emerged from hiding on thursdays. the leader fled the capital after accusing the government of reneging on a peace deal. he had the chance at the top job
but lost to another party. with the popularity of e-books online, newspapers and video games. many say that libraries don't appeal. a library in birmingham is refusing to say "quiet please" any more. jessica baldwin explains. >> reporter: drawing dragons, winged beasts and other mythical creatures may not inspire everyone to read a book, but that is the hope at the library in birmingham. >> encourage them to go down to the library. >> books, yes, but the library it more. the award-winning design in the dreary square brought new life to the city. >> we have never been about building a library. this is about building a city, it's place making. quality of life. pride and a sense of community and sense of place, it's a hit.
nearly 3 million visitors will have passed through the doors. the traditional pursuits of researchers is there. ping-pong. strategically placed pianos, and practice rooms bring other visitors. >> we come here often, with books, comments and music. yes, i like it. also other events. >> the princesses and the string bag... >> reporter: lunch-time poetry performances draw enthusiastic crowds. books are at the heart of the building. the library is about the new, new use of space, new technology, activities to attract new visitors. the library is looking for new
south sudan conflict displaced more than 1.5 million people. thousands fled to ethiopia. it's home to many. kathryn soy went to a cam in kampala. south sudanese children at a refugee champ in western ethiopia, trying to make the best of their education after disrupted by the conflict. it's the only school, taking in close to 3,000 children, close to five and 12 years old. the classes are few, they land in shifts, morning and afternoon. >> the children that are more, and that is 160 students in the one class. >> a majority of children remain out of school. some wait to be res terred. -- registered. this girl was separated from her
refugees. . >> back at the camp, here with a foster mother. they met as they fled. i had to take her with me. if i had of left her, and she died, it would be a caste to my children. they both wait. >> reporter: one for a husband, the other for a mother she has not seen or spoken to since may. we have ter acea with us from the u.n. hscr. to make matters worse, when these people get to ethiopia, there's bad flooding now. >> yes, the ethiopian situation illustrates the burden on countries of asylum. one camp is affected seriously.
50,000 refugees are affected. they've moved to higher areas, which is essentially on the roads inside the camps. we are working with the local authorities to move them to safer ground. >> when it is so bad in south sudan, when we have children, according to your reports and others we hear, children dying of malnutrition, why is there not a famine declared, which would bring with it the extra help needed. >> well, there is concern if present trend continue, there could be a famine. as you are probably aware knows displaced in the country, the raping of 1. -- range of 1.3 million and they have failed to plant during the planting season. floods have come. people are not able to reach the farm land, people are not able
to move, come the dry season it's likely they will not have food to harvest. there is serious concern that we are heading to famine. >> people are dying because of lag of food and water already. >> aid agencies, particularly the world food program, are doing as best they can, flying in food, doing airdrops, but the flooding is making it difficult to reach needy populations. at the end of the day, the real solution needed is for the conflict to end, for the rivals and the conflict to reach a political solution. if that doesn't happen, we can accept... >> give us an idea - if i can jump in - you talk about aid, and yet the security is bad, a u.n. helicopter shot down. >> that's true, it's creating a
problem for the concerns about the welfare of aid workers. we have a county in upper nile. all the groups are disturbing and point to a gloomy outlook. we anticipate that come the end of the rains, we'll see more people up at neighbouring countries, meaning more burden for countries of asylum. a political solution is needed, allowing aid workers to do their work, and allowing people of south sudan to live in peace and stability. >> thank you very much, indeed, talking on behalf of the united nations and refugees in south sudan and ethiopia. time on the newshour for the sport with sanaa. >> thank you. tennis. world number one serena williams is one win away from claiming an
18th grand slam title, with a chance to win a third us open, beating katrina mackay rover in the semis. reigning champion serena williams had not drop d a set on the way to the semifinals on the way to the us open. dominance command against kata rina mackay rover. taking the first set 6-1. it was part of a spell seeing williams win nine in a row, and 22 out of 24 point. playing in her first grand slam mackay rover broke williams in the second. it was not enough, the american taking the set 6-3 reaching her fourth u.s. open final in a row.
>> i'm excited to be in the final. i wasn't sure i would make to this long or be here. i'm elated, to be honest, to have made to this far. >> reporter: she'll face caroline wozniacki. the dane through at spence of ken swai of china. caroline wozniacki took the first set. penning made a break in the second at flushing meadows, but the chinese player suffered leg pain and needed a medical time out. they returned to the court, but collapsed. distressed as she left arthur ash stadium in a wheelchair. >> tennis is great, the health
is more important. to see her struggling, i wanted to make sure she was okay. i have the word that she's okay. i'm in the finals, which is great. it's been five years since my last one here, so i'm extremely happy to be back there. williams v caroline wozniacki is on sunday. moving on to football, where brazil beat columbia in a friendly, a rematch of the world cup quarter finals. there was nothing friendly about this encounter. 23 fouls in the 90 minutes. columbia's santos, after half time with a second. brazil's new captain neymar with the winner, with a free kick in the 83rd minute. a winning start to the second term in charge. >> i think that it's not because i'm the captain, i'm the only
one who has to speak to the players. here we have a team, 23 players, everyone must speak occupant. everyone must act on the -- speak occupant. everyone must act on the pitch. that's how a team is formed. >> a 34-year-old signed a deal. the 2-time world player has become a free player since leaving brazilian atletico no july. the african cup of nations is being held in morocco. teams are qualifying. a match played on neutral ground because of the ebola virus, killing hundreds in guinea, senegal the winners against egypt. south africa beat sudan 3-0. >> spanish golfer garcia has
been in form. he showed that he is warming up nicely for the team event in scotland. the european veteran produced shots at the b.m.w. championship, taking the lead halfway. that was him from the bunker, for a birdie, representing europe for a 7th time at the end of september. and will hope for stunning shots like this, his approach on the seventh dropping in for an eagle. >> i would love to play a little better. i'm not saying i didn't play well. still the last couple of weeks i did not play great. there's some bad feeling following me a little bit. hopefully i'll be able to get rid of them as the week goes on. >> new zealand beat argentina 28-9 in the rugby championship.
savage scoring two of the all black tries. new zealand take the top spot. australia faces south africa in perth, springboks leading 14-8. formula 1 and qualifying for the spanish grand prix starts in an hour. lewis hamilton had been slower than nico rosberg in friday's session. the brit 29 points behind his team-mate. there's a continuing feud between the pair after nico rosberg crashed into lewis hamilton in belgium. >> the final of the tri-series in zimbabwe is taking place now between australia and south africa. australia are approaching the end of their innings, and are 165/8. four wickets taken four wicket
for the proteas. >> gutten, with a gold in brussels. he is unbeaten had his last 16 races and set a best time of 9.77 seconds. an hour later. it's followed up by winning the 200m in 19.71 seconds, and is a week away to become the first sprinter to be unbeaten things usain bolt in 2009. in the men's high jump. qatar's athlete beat ukranian for the diamond league ground. bashim won by setting a record with a jump of 2.14 metres. he and bodrenko missed out on the 2.46 meter world record height. >> stage 13 honours in cyclic
vuelta has gone to navaro, producing a late surge to win. it's his first major victory. alberto contador retains the race leaders red jersey. that's it for me. >> thank you very much indeed. we'll tell you about the top prize at the venice film festival and tell you who grabbed it. phil lavelle on the 21 contenders. >> reporter: the golden lion is getting closer. who will scoop it up come the big night. maybe "the look of silence." this has been a strong contender. joshua's look at the indonesian mass killings in the 1960s. the only documentary in a festival dominated by war stories. but in true festival style, there's something for everywhere, this movie "surreal", definitely. a contend are.
the title begs fascination. a pigeon on a branch looking at existence. trying to describe it is hard. the crowd-pulling opener was "birdman", michael the keaton starring as an actor ta used to play a super hero and struggles with other roles. tipped as an oscar nominee, could the big-budget production be a winner here. italian cinema is well remembered, considering we are in venice. four entries for home inform grown efforts. adventurize. but this director reckons it's not adventurous enough. >> it's a traditional festival under political control. my move is not here because of political reasons, it was
similar to the era for italian movies chosen. >> i wouldn't think it's true. i don't see feweror in what they programme. venice - it's less easy to categorise the films that venice will programme. i would not say that it's a festival that programs films. >> the focus shifts from festival to awards. dozens of films have been screened. now all anyone has talked about is which film will take the golden lion. out of all the festivals, venice is one of, if not the most difficult to call. no one knows, even at this late statement, what the jury is thinking. there's not long to go now, until we all find out. one hopes, that the prize is better than the one he showed us. that's it from me.
both sides in ukraine's conflict accuse each other of violating a ceasefire that has only just been agreed. from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, i'm darren gordon. ahead - after protests in yemen, dozens have been killed. we go live to sanaa. >> three months into his presidency, the leader is forced to explain why the country is suffering power cuts. >> on the hunt for people in myanmar - what is the future
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