soldier. for british troops who have died in the first world war. >> welcome to the program. yemen's ruling party has dismissed it's president from their ranks. he is he is accused of solicit ing u.n. sanctions against his government. yemenis are worried about their future. >> this is yemen's former president when he was handing over power to his successor. >> the deposed president also
rejected the new government, a move deep in yemen's political divide. the united nations' sanctions from traveling abroad and freeze his assets. yemenis are divided over the sanctions. >> the sanctions are wrong. domestic issues are none of the u.n.'s business. leave us alone. >> i think the sanctions are counterproductive. they side with the houthies. shia houthi rebels still control the capitol of sanaa. they initially said they would pull out if an inclusive government is formed. but now there is a government it is not clear if the political tension will get better. dozens of female activists took to the streets of sanaa,
denouncing the presence of militias. >> i hope that this new government will pave the way for the institutions to resume activities and the challenges we face. >> the houthi have made huge military gains over the last few months, and very few here believe the shia fighters will bargain for territory they control. the mouths have repeatedly dismissed accusations that they're dismissing power. but sanaa and the expansion in the south raise many questions about their motives and political agenda. >> two americans held by nort north korea have been released. kenneth bae and matthew miller are on their way home. miller was charged with espionage and bae was sentenced to 15 years for anti-government
activities. we have more from washington, d.c. >> there is going to be a lot more speculations as to why north korea authorities decided now was the time to release two u.s. citizens who have been held by the government for at least two years in mr. bae's case a and seven months in mr. miller's case the two men have been in the country one for proces prosyliting, and miller for espionage, the question is why did north korea decide to release the two men now, and how it was that james clapper, the u.s. official who ended up being able to escort the two men from north korea back to the united states.
the dni as it's known here, has not been before involved in the detention issues involving north korea because that government usually wanted to have some high profile american or peace activist involved in the release of u.s. citizens. many questions about this situation and there are now questions about whether this could be the break through that could return this six-party talks to the international security agenda. >> the south sudanese government and rebels led by the former vice president have reached an agreement and fighting after a year of internal conflict. the deal comes amid threats of sanctions from the u.n. and east african countries. >> after almost a year of fighting south sudan's president and former vice president turned rebel leader have finally reached a compromise. the two warring sides met and agreed to an immediate
cease-fire. >> we commit to an uncondition, complete, and immediate end to all hostilities, and to bring the war to an end as of the date of this resolution. >> they welcomed the deal but said further consultations would need to take place before it's implemented. >> they're still insisting that they want the president, the prime minister, the vice president, for ease of implementation of the peace agreement. >> the problem is two sides have promised to stop before but carried on fighting saying that
penalties apply to individuals who break the term of this agreement. >> their responsible for such violations which would clue but not limited to an amount of asset freeze freezes. b, the travel terms within the region, c, the arms and ammunition and any other material that would be used in war. >> a massive humanitarian crisis has developed in south sudan as people have escaped the fighting which broke out last disease. the conflict has killed more than 10,000 people in the world's newest state and has driven the country close to famine. the south sudan people will soon now how workable this new agreement is, and how long it will last.
>> well, david anderson professor of african history said that the media has not right to add pressure on the peace deal. >> this is the third time tha that a peace agreement has been brokered by south sudan's neighbors, and it doesn't look much more encouraging that is it did on earlier occasions except for the fact that egad, east africa countries, may be willing to force the peace on reluctant parties. south sudan has been fracturing into numerous small bankruptcy. each backed with militias, who are normally out of control of the true principles. so the problem in the next fort night is getting these parties to sit down and agree that there is a solution. i hope to goodness they do, because this war has been immensely costly and incredibly stupid. we need to sit down and get this
resolved. i think they have it quite right to be putting a gun to their heads. >> relativesser 43 mexican students missing say they no longer trust the government. this video reportedly shows gang members confessing to killing and burning the bodies. >> they were kidnapped by local police and in the mexican state of guerrero and turned over to a drug gang nearly six weeks ago. they play the video in a chilling press conference on friday. >> i know the enormous pain of the information we obtained causes pain to the family members, a pain we all share. unfortunately this points to the murder of a large number of people. >> this taped confession members
of the drug gang reinact the killing. they show investigators how they lined up the bodies, some were suffocating while others were shot. >> the suspects said that they killed the students there and burned them in the rubbish dump. >> this could be one of the worst massacre in decades. police and politicians working together with gangs. president enrique pena nieta has been criticized, and says that they will arrest everybody who has participated in these
crimes. >> hours after the attorney general spoke the parents of the students held their own press conference and refused to believe that their children were dead. >> i know and trust in god that they are alive. they said many times that they are dead, but we have faith that they are alive. >> they're insisting on scientific proof, and that independent forensic experts from argentina analyze the in a. >> those dna samples have been shipped off to austria. will will take days if not weeks for those results to come back because of the state those remains have been found. >> well, i'm joined by research professor of human rights and law and joins us via skype in northern mexico. this case continues to shock mexicans and the world how much of a crisis is this for
president peña nieto? >> i think we're looking at a moment after moment not only for human rights but for democracy itself in mexico. this is really the kind of crisis of no return. i think we reached a point with president pena nieto where his presidency may be at stake. >> and there are allegations that local authorities and the mexican government are in collusion with organized crime. how much is that allegation been highlighted in this specific case? >> i think its important to stress that not only do we have clear evidence, testimony, film, etc. in terms of the participation of local police
but also the presence at the scene of the military of federal police and of state police. so the national government is directly implicated in what happened, and in the inability to resolve the crime to the afghanistan of its victims. >> and many of the families don't believe the government story and say that the congestion of these gang members is all too convenience. are they right not to trust the government? >> i think what we have here objectively speaking is an extraordinary crisis of confidence from which i think it will be very difficult for it and for president peña nieto to recover. the damage done is irreversible. not only in the face of the families, and of mexican society as a whole, but in terms of the international community. and that's what is ultimately at
stake. >> let me get a final thought from you. you say this is an extraordinary crisis for the government. what is likely to be the long-term political fall out from this case? >> i think the immediate issue is will the government have the ability to re-establish confidence some how? so far it has not been able to do so. going all the way as far as having a personal meeting at the presidential palace with the students' families. that did not work, and i don't think there are any more tricks left in the bag. what is needed is fundamental transfer imaginations in mexico in true democracy and respect for human rights. that is not on the horizon with the current government. >> thank you for talking with al jazeera. >> thank you very much. >> still to come we're in berlin where tens of thousands of people come to celebrate the
fall of the berlin wall. >> and in the occupied west bank more israeli settler attacks are threatening the palestinian olive harvest. >> and we have more in sport of chelsea's start in the premier league season. that's still to come. >> a gathering of isil fighters have been hit on the border between iraq and syria. witnesses say that the group was targeted near the border crossing. it is unclear whether the strike was carried out by iraqi or u. u.s.-locus hai-coalition airstrikes. >> and in the town of beijing eight police officers were killed and 15 wounded as someone
drove a struck full of explosives into police convoy. >> a report said isil has recruited thousands of fighters across pakistan. these pictures show the group's name on buildings in the provincial capitol where they've been recruiting. the report said that the group plans to attack military installations, government buildings and members of the minority shia community. now the u.s. may impose sanctions on libya's warring factions the u.s. measures would be in addition to possible u.n. sanctions. they want the two governments in libya and it's militias to come to the negotiating table. one religious power is based in
tripcally. and the fighters who back him took control in september. the leadership they pushed out was forced to go east wards to tribuk. and on thursday the supreme court declared it illegal. well, the chief of staff aligned with the tremendous government urged all those working with the army to stick with the court's decision. >> the libyan army is committed to the supreme court's ruling, and we ask all personnel and military establishment to appealed by the verdict and to find the arm orders issued by the libyan staff in the capitol, where we're also called upon all the political forces to sit down at the negotiate table to figure out a solution to the crisis in libya. >> al jazeera continues to demand immediate release of its journalist who is have now been detained for 318 days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste are falsely
accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they're appealing their prison senses. israeli security forces have shot and killed a palestinian israeli man north of the country. security footage shows a man approaching a squad car. the police say that the man was threatening with a knife while they were trying to arrest his relative. eventually security forces opened the car door. the police insist that they fired shots before shooting him. he died later on way to hospital. the annual olive harvest is underway in the occupied west bank but palestinians harvest growers say they're being attacked by settlers. [♪ singing ] >> a palestinian song of hope sung in what are uncertain times. sammy and thinks family have been cultivating olives for generations, but the industry, which supports around 80,000 families in the occupied west bank, is suffering. needles have shrunk by around a
quarter this year and frequent attacks by settlers attacking palestinians-owned farms is pardon mely to blame. >> we wait all year for the olive tree to bear fruit. >> according to u.n. figures the settlers destroyed 11,000 olive trees and saplings owned by palestinian farmers. they were cut down by chainsaws, knocked down by bulldozers, or set on fire. these students work for free to help. for many here picking olives means much more. >> helping the familiarers is pushing us. >> despite the challenges the industry is modernizing. this plan felt exclusive to the
international market. he said his business has the business and passty to work wi with. >> they need access to water resources. i would say a combination of these two challenges, which are political challenges are over 60% of their capacity for the harvest. >> nearly two-thirds of the occupied west bank is under full israeli civil and military control. the restrictions on movements and resources is clearly hitting farmers hard. so, too, are the frequent attacks by settlers. >> that has not stopped sammy from singing his song of hope for a better future. al jazeera, in the occupied west
bank. >> more than 80 unmarked military vehicles have been seen traveling through rebel-controlled areas in eastern ukraine. some are thought to be carrying weapons and troops. on friday the government's said that 60 vehicles crossed the border from russia and they believe that russia is arming for russian separatists. russia deny it is. miguel gorbachev had threatened of a new cold war speaking ahead of the fall of the berlin wall. he said relationship between russia and europe have been under mind. >> there has been a break down in dialogue between the two major powers. yet, while the situation is so dramatic we don't see the main international body, the u.n. security double maying any role why while in urbane, as nick
spicer reports, the symbol of the cold war is gone but the area remains a tourist attraction. >> a quarter of east german's population fled to west germany. the barrier was to keep western fascists out. the east german people tore the war down for what they call the peaceful revolution. now trinkets and tours are on offer everywhere. and then there is a checkpoint charlie site. the guard house is not real. the soldiers are actors and tourists still pay $3 to get their pictures taken. >> this is another funny checkpoint located in a shopping mall in downtown berlin. proof that memories are needed for business.
but the wall is a cause of reflection, history of where the world is going now. if you're german it's almost a place of pilgrimage. >> it was a wonderful thing when you consider how long the wall has-standing. people who had to live under the communist regime essentially locked up. when the wall fell i believed there was finally freedom for all germanys. >> for some tourists, the wall is cause for faith in the future because so few thought a quarter of a century ago that it would come down. >> then it came down, and now it's hopeful that hong kong, china and other parts of the world that are suffering such a system or in a very bad situation, it's hopeful for them because that is an example set. >> the fall of the wall led to the single european currency and the tree that created the
european union. almost all of the wall is gone now. some fear its lessons are at risk of disappearing as well. >> there is a fear of that pulling back. you can see with ukraine, and events over there that that is not to be taken for granted. >> on friday lights began lighting up 15 kilometers of where the wall once stood. an art project that is part of commemoration. a pathway for people to wander and wo wonder about the power of peaceful protest and the change that came to the world in 1989. >> to spain now where campaigners are now making last-minute preparations for a constitution crisis. some catalans already live as if their' a separate nation.
we have more from the catalan capitol in barcelona. [♪ singing ] >> imagine future in which catalonia becomes a nation. these children certainly can. >> we want catalonia to be a free country. we want the right to vote for independence. >> the dream is shared by many. catalans take part in an independence while the the spanish government called it illegal. despite madrid's resistence some have long flown the independence flag. in 2012 the first mayor to declare his town free catalan territory. since then six other towns stop paying packs to madrid and send
it to catalonia's government instead. >> where the spanish government understand is that the more it tries to stop catalans from deciding their future, the more we will react. >> while it is not recognized by the spanish government, around here it is a referendum in all but name. and the number of flags haiging from balconies here it is clear how many support independence. catalans have long claimed because of their history, culture, customs and it was they are a separate nation from spain. despite attempts by the government they insist the time for independence is now. al jazeera, barcelona. >> still to come on the program, one year off families in the philippines remember loved one killed in typhoon haiyan.
>> it's a chilling and draconian sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> this trial was a sham... >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array... >> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live. one year ago america tonight brought you the story that shocked the nation sex crimes on campus: >> i remember waking up and he was trying to have sex me... >> now we return has anything changed? >> his continued presence on the campus put the entire community at risk >> for the better... >> i was arrested for another false charge that she had made up... >> america tonight's special report sex crimes on campus: one year later
on al jazeera america >> welcome back and a reminder of the news headlines. houthi rebels have rejected announcement of the ruling party. he's accused of orchestrating u.n. sanctions. two u.s. citizens are on their way home after being released from north korea. families of 43 missing mexico students say they don't trust their government.
>> why do you think the party, the gpc rejected this newly formed government? what is behind that move, do you think? >> i think the former dictator lost their nerve, and now he's going in a rampage, at yesterday's sanctions he did not expect them to go through and also the formation of the cabinet in which he lost his usual power of pulling weak people who can usually run behind the scenes. but it should do very well knowing that the actual defect in the initiative, which allowed him to be a player.
he should have been running the country and running the ruling party, but he has managed through his own gains to be there in the helm, and trying to run the whole country by saying that our number one ruling party, and round number two and round number three. but now he dismisses number two and number three. and they have brought their own faction of the party they run
all across the country. because the former army and officers and so on were beside him. unfortunately, the whole set up for the army did not go through, and the security sector reform could not take place. that's why he found himself being able to take the country down this road of chaos and anarchy. today's angels are now taking a lot of power from him and now they're leaving him alone. he's working alone and he's taking the country down the road of chaos, which he was willing to do all the time. >> let me get a final thought. a quick thought on the houthies. they're still there in the capitol. what is their next move? >> the houthies are only a facade for the same power of
corruption which has been ruling yemen for the past five years. they have brought the houthies. it is these centers of corruption who are ruling the country. they wanted to reinvent the previous regime and keep on ruling and calling the shots from behind. they were now have lost their nerve because all the time he thought he would be the backseat driver who would be calling the shots in yemen. now he finds himself that that was sort of animatio imagination, which is not true any more after this incident of the sanctions against him because he could no not. for the president to take over the leadership of the party, or the party cannot continue with the chairman who is under sanctions from the u.n. under chapter serve.
>> nato's mission in 2001 was to irradicate the armed group. 13 years later troops are withdrawing with the groups fighters still at large. an >> six kilometers from the border an area hotly contested by the taliban. the local people don't believe in borders. it's where afghanistan and pakistan merge into one, and an he is plays for al-qaeda to still operate. and as nato forces pull out of this conflict the top commander in afghanistan tells al jazeera that the group they came to wipe out is still hear. >> there continues to be an al-qaeda presence here. i do think that there's been a continued fight against that of the last 13 years. there has been damage on the senior leadership.
there continues to be al-qaeda presence in afghanistan. >> with the mission's irradicate from afghanistan an impossible mission? >> that was 13 years ago. i think the mission over time has evolved. i think we continue to take a hard look at not only al-qaeda but other insurgent groups that facilitate them. if you're sitting in the united states, in england today, you don't worry about al-qaeda. >> but these afghan soldiers are worried. their base comes on repeated attack and only held this ground until now thanks to nato air support. >> the air force is not needed in the fight but to evacuate the
wound: general campbell says that the air force is growing in strength. >> we condition to train their pilot. pilots. we continue to train their nurses and medics to perform those cares. i think they get better and better. >> but the new afghan president does not agree. there are concerns that if the afghan troops are injured on the battlefield their own air force would not be able to evacuate them. >> i would not look at an intelligence officer or soldier and say they could die from their injuries. our heroes need a strong air force. >> after 13 years of conflict, nato is now leading afghanistan with a battle far from over. the most the afghan forces can hope to do is contain the taliban and the al-qaeda fighters still in the country. general campbell insists that they are up to the task.
al jazeera, kabul. >> and you can see more of that interview with general campbell on "talk to al jazeera" at 0 5:30 gmt on sunday. now survivors of the strongest storm ever recorded when typhoon haiyan hit a year ago. some protest rat the lack of government aid. >> the grieving does not stop. for henry and his wife joslyn nothing has been more difficult than losing their two youngest children during typhoon haiyan. >> it feels like everything just happened yesterday. i still can't face it. the face it. the till can't accept that they're gone. they were in my arms when it happened until the end. >> hundreds came to this cemetery to look for unmarked
crosses they can claim as their own. it's where most of the unidentified victims are buried. no one here is sure who is lying where. all that matters is that there is a place to mourn and remember. >> 3 million more have been allocated to be spent in the next six years. but fighting within politicians is slowing things down. many are not happy with the handling of the situation. protesters call for president to step down. the city is run by a rival political family. president aquino went to another
province just as hard hit to commemorate what happened, and defended the pace of rebuilding. >> we will not be caged in destruction and reconstruction, then destruction and reconstruction again. >> but it's the cycle of life and death that is foremost on people's minds here for now. a day to remember all they've lost and pray for the strength to face the possibility that something like haiyan could happen again.
>> the young real madrid fan said he hopes to be up and running soon. he's one of thousand foreign patients given high quality medical care at cuban hospitals paid for by those who can afford it. free for those who can't. >> michael: cuban medicine has a spirit of solidarity written in our constitution, taking our expertise abroad helps our development. >> authoritorthopedic specialist went to school with fidel castro. he street treats patients across the island and has opened hospitals across the middle east. the health system is one of the strongest elements from the cuban evolution, treating all cubans and taking their expertise abroad. but it's a two-way process, and
they're hoping by opening up their economy they'll be able to develop expertise like this. >> these are doctor alvarez's inventions. they earn cuba billions of dollars a year. they hope to increase the sale of cuban expertise and equipment abroad. >> cuban medics work in more than 60 countries. >> while cuba boasts abundant medical staff, medicine and equipment is often in short supply and infrastructure is crumbling. but the alvare dr. alvarez enforcblame the u.s. trade embargo. >> we've had to go far, it's not the same buying medicine in the u.s. iran or china. >> when cuba set about resetting
its health system. it would treat those in need. it's an economy struggling and it must sell itself to the world what it does best. he is one happy customer. havana. >> time for another short break. when we come back. >> i hope to enjoy however many days i have left on this beautiful earth, and spend as much of it outside as i can. >> the passing words of a right to die campaigner. we'll have the latest on the death with dignity. and two races remaining, more on that, stay with us.
>> now to the controversial debate over the right to die with the help of a doctor. a leading campaigner took her own life a few days ago in the u.s. state of oregon. britney maynard who has brain cancer, moved there because it's only one of five states that allows the terminally ill to end their suffering. >> i hope to enjoy however many days i have left on this beautiful earth as spend as much of it outside as i can surrounded by those i love. >> before she died britney maynard's video explaining her decision was seen by nearly 10 million people. in oregon, more than 700 people have used a doctor to help them die in relatively comfort.
pam's husband ben was one of them. >> emaciated and in terrible pain from incurable cancer that had spread throughout his bed in may of 2012 ben told her he was ready to die. >> as for me, it was my last gift of love to my husband because it was his choice. >> following the strict medical guidelines in oregon law the couple consulted with physicians including with dr. david grube. >> he was really sick. i met him in his bedroom with his wife, pam, and he was competent. he was alert. he knew what he wanted. >> oregon law requires the terminally person to be mentally capable of making the decision, and must take the drugs themselves without assistance. with a lethal dose of dr dr. prescribed barbiturates on hand, family and friends gathered to say goo goodbye. >> we sang songs, read poems.
i gave it to ben. he sat on the edge of the bed. took the medication, and he laid down and his last words from thank you. >> opponents of oregon's death with dignity act said it will lead to laws allowing people who are not terminally ill to demand physician-assisted suicide, and that it degrades the values of the medical profession. >> dr. keithen stevens has been a physician for 40 years. >> i went into medicine to help people. doctors can do a better job of killing you than they can of killing you. >> dr. grube disagrees. >> suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem. people who qualify do not have a temporary problem. they have an end problem. they're about to die. >> pam now speaks out on behalf
of right to die laws. >> i want everyone to have a choice, and i hope britain passes this law. >> after britney maynard's death, tens of thousands of people commented on social media, most were sympathetic. her final personal choice played out in the most public of forums. rob reynolds paloma, oregon. >> in the second half, the tenth
coal of season scored the win for the blues. >> everything with results, my team did not accept. the way they performed in the second half was expression was self belief, the confidence that they have in these moments, i think its fantastic performance. >> i think its bitterly disappointing for us. it was a big decision and a big gain that we did not get. it was clear clear handball, and we needed to get that. my players gave everything today, and they deserved something from it, and obviously we weren't going to get it. and we should have had it from a penalty spot, so we're disappointed we didn't get that. >> six matches were played. manchester united picked up
three points will move up to six on the table and manchester city second from the bottom, the latest there, 1-1. later this saturday morocco is expected to decide if it wants to host the next year's africa cup of nations. the country has asked for the event to be postponed due to the ebola crisis, but the continent's football governing body said that it will go ahead in january officials will announce whether the tournament will stay in morocco or be held elsewhere. some health experts do not believe that the location of the competition needs to change. >> health workers working in the zones where there is ebola, so i think today to not have the african cup of nations because of ebola, in my opinion, is not something that should happen.
at the same time, i can understand having ebola in the country, people are scared, and i can understand why they would not want to take that risk. from one country to another won't make a difference of what the risks are expect maybe some governments are more open or inclined than others to take that risk. >> moving on to formula one at the brazilian grand prix on sunday. they continue to edge out by just .3 of a second. his tenth pull of the season. hamilton is 24 points ahead in the overall world championships with just two races left. friday's going out of business while they're also in serious financial trouble. they launched a website asking for donations close to $4 million.
so they can compete at the season's final race in abu dhabi. earlier we spoke to those behind the team trying to get the team back on the track. he said so far the response from the public has been good. >> it is really anybody who is in interested in supporting a formula race team to restrict itself, and to race in abu dhabi, and to use that race as a springboard for a long-term restructuring. people are just discovering it now. we've got over one-fifth of the funds that we need. the interest is growing exponentially around the world, so we're extremely hopeful that we'll make the target. >> that was in new york where
the knicks carmelo anthony made 19 shunters and 5-20 shots. it was the knicks third loss in a row. >> round of 68 moved him to a stroke within the northern irishman who is at 22 under par and now seven players within four strokes of him within the final round. >> moderately placed, i hit the ball better than yesterday. the iron play was more solid. just tricky. cold, a little bit of overnight rain an made this golf course play pretty long.
over all happy to be in control in the league going in to the final day against the world class field. >> badminton's world number one is facing a yearlong suspension after failing a second dope test. the association confirmed that lee's sample had tested positive for a type of steroid, but he claimed it had not been used to enhance his performance. he has won three consecutive championships and has two olympic silver medals. >> we have the letter from the dwf informing of the test fo result of the testing. the substance, as you're aware by now is it not a performance-enhancing drugs. >> and there is more on our website. you can check out www.aljazeera.com/sport.
there is details there on how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. that's sport for you. >> thank you very much, indeed. now britain will honor its war dead on sunday. red poppy flowers have come to symbolize the dead from the world wars and conflicts since then. this year 900,000 certificate ram my poppies have been planted in memory of every british soldier who died in world war i. appreciate sharp has more now on the seed of color. >> in plannedders field the poppies flow beneath the crosses row on row. the opening lines of a poem written by a young canadian officer in 1915 that in one line of verse forever linked the poppy to the great war. 100 years later the blood-red flower remains a symbol of the nation's determination never to forget. and at the tower of london a river of ceramic poppies
encircle the palace. each flower remembering a soldier who died in the first world war, and there are 88,246 poppies in this dramatic installation entitled blood-swept lands and seas of red. >> it's an incredible concept for a tribute, that i think is necessary at this time. i'm struck by how many people there are here. it's really rather wonderful. >> you seeing the poppies sparkling in the sun this morning, it's wrong that they should sparkle like that when they're here for the reason that they are. >> i think everyone here has lost someone in the great war. >> along the railings there are galleries of picture of people who never made it back. there are those who believe over
the years the original meaning of the poppy has become subverted. >> the poppy has come to symbolize more loyalty to the country than it has anything to do with remembrance. that's always dangerous, but it's particularly dangerous when we have a very toxic debate about immigration, when especially muslims are being targeted in british society to prove their loyalty, and the poppy is starting to become a vehicle for that. >> that is very much a minority view. the field of poppies has become a national landmark attracting millions of people who want to come here to pay their respects to more than 840,000 british and commonwealth soldiers who died during the great war. each one of them individually remembered. >> a quick reminder you can keep up-to-date with all our news on www.aljazeera.com. that's www.aljazeera.com. stay tune.