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>> welcome to the news hour. these are the top stories. angela merkel said the fall of the berlin wall shows that dreams can come true. >> i'm in the occupied west bank. as the word celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall, israel's separation wall is under the spotlight. >> over a million catalans take part in a vote to demand independence from spain. >> a new government offers a
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message of hope to yemen but faces a struggle to establish its authority. >> i have all the day's sport. beating lamb i will to know by seconds to snatch the brazilian grand prix with just one race remaining. >> welcome to the program. more than a million visitors have descended on berlin to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. 8,000 white balloons are to be released along the part of the wall that once divided east from west. you're looking at live shots now of the celebration there in berlin, a total symbol of the wall of course of the cold war. let's cross live to nick spicer. lots of light events in berlin where you are, even the chance lower made an appearance at the wall earlier today.
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what's the atmosphere like there? >> >> well, you can see what things are like now, however the day started in a com bermaner, in a recollection of the people who gave their lives trying to flee to the west. angela merkel saying that the efforts of the people who took to the streets and brought down the berlin wall, in some cases with pick axes and hammers were an inspiration to people in the ukraine, iraq and syria, however things became pretty quickly i should say became quickly more celebratory as you can see where i am at the brandonburg great where tens of thousands of people have come to celebrate. >> german chancellor angela merkel remembered the people killed trying to escape to west determine knee. she herself grew up in east germany and never could have
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thought the berlin wall would come down through simple people power. the former soviet leader credited with helping pave the way for its fall cast a pal noting ukraine. >> bloodshed in europe and the middle east against the backdrop of the break down and the dialogue between major powers is of enormous concern. the world is on the brink of a new cold war. we don't see the u.n. security council playing any role or taking concrete action. >> a million, maybe more people are expected to take part in celebrations here at the brandonberg gate. the berlin wall used to run right in front of it, dividing a city, a country, a continent and in a larger sense, the word and a super power standoff. the wall didn't come down because of decisions at the top but because of tens of thousands of east germans come the to the
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street. >> this former dissident keeps track of the files and says the fall of the wall has a message for the world. >> what can you learn? i would say that resistance is worth be, but speaking truth to power is worth it and democracy is not a static construct, but something that needs to be worked on every day and that's something young people should be reminded of especially in a democracy. >> a 15-kilometer line of lights follows the path of the wall and the death strip, where soldiers shot to kill. the climax comes sunday night as they release into the sky of the capitol of the newly reunified germany. >> extraordinary pictures behind you at the brandonburg gate. this was one of the defining and iconic moments of the 20t 20th century, when the wall came down. what do people think the legacy of the wall is today? >> it's very personal for many
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people. families were divided by the wall, so this is not just the story of the reunification of two germanys, but families torn apart by politicians by a very physically manifested wall that split the country. the legacy is changing, as legacies do over the years. i think there was a euphoria at the outset. the big take away was the end of the cold war, the reunification of europe. the cold war was about performy wars and the support of right being dictator ships by the united states let's say in latin america, all of those places saw waves of democracy.
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the legacy is still being debated and still relevant. vladimir putin, the leaders in the kremlin have a different perspective on european lift and the way berlin wall led to nato expansion and the expansion of the european union east wards, viewed as a threat. it's a legacy still relevant today to 80 million germans for whom it has meant a country come together that they never thought would come back together. >> nick, i mean, you've been reporting for us from germany now for sometime. i mean, how do you sense the removal of the wall has changed germany and germans themselves? >> >> well, i think it's changed the german perspective on history to a large extent, because germans, if you just talk to them will tell you we didn't have anything to really feel proud of before.
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there was the nazi era, the chaos particularly after the defeat of the german empire in world war i and now there was this people power movement that rivetted the world. and you say remember, watching the images of people just taking down the wall with pick axes and hammers, taking it down themselves over the heads of their leaders not afraid anymore. that is something that has changed the germans and given them more confidence about their country. however, there is a heritage as well of economic transformation to prepare germany politically for the bailouts of greece, spain, ireland aba lot of the arguments the politicians use, we helped our european neighbors and have to help them as we unify our country. it's very, very relevant to the way germany is thinking of
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conducting foreign policy in the future, saying we can't sit in the corner and let nato decide everything for us anymore. germany is trying to be more assertive without aggression and this is what you have to look at. >> we are expecting 8,000 balloons positioned along what was the wall to be released. just talk us through what we're expecting to see and what that's all about. >> well, you can see, i think behind me, a line of balloons that goes in front of the brandonberg gate, 7,000 balloons follows the line followed by the berlin wall. it's a kind of art project. they will be released in a few minutes to the sound of the ode to joy. they symbolize the fall of the wall in a sense and the hopes of a nation coming true and also
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their hopes for the the country is trying to take on more geopolitical responsibility. everyone will have a feeling what the balloons mean to them, to marry family and to their country. >> nick, thank you very much. enjoy the celebration tonight. >> the berlin wall has gone but in the last 25 years, more separation barriers have been built. we report on bethlehem in the occupied west bank. >> to israel, this is the security barrier. to palestinians, it's an
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apartheid wall and as the world celebrates 25 years since the fall of the berlin wall, this to many has become a new symbol of oppression. the berlin wall was 6.3 meters high and 155 kilometers long. this wall is eight meters high and stretches for more than 700 kilometers. >> a former palestinian diplomat says part of the wall was constructed only a few stems from her home. she tells me it overshadows nearly every aspect of her life. >> the wall is not only the visible, the invisible is even harder, because basically we are denied mobility of what there is behind the wall. >> the israeli government started planning the wall more than 20 years ago, and began constructing it in 2002 during the height of the second intifada. >> a popular uprising. it is made up of concrete slabs,
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watch tours, military check points, electrified fences address trenches. several cities have been cut off because of it and the annex east of jerusalem has been separated from the rest of the palestinian territory. the wall also defies international law, as well as united nations security council resolutions and deviates considerably from the original boundaries of land captured by strehl in the 1967 war. >> the wall is a symbol of this horrible injustice and maybe there's a good side to anything. after the first intifada, israel has been forced to make its occupation visible and after the second intifada has been forced to make its violence even more visible. >> israel maintains the wall is a defense against attacks. palestinians view it as a long term maneuver aimed at taking more land and restrictioning palestinian movements in the occupied territories. whatever the case, 25 years after the fall of the berlin wall, this one isn't likely to
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come down anytime soon. >> aljazeera, bethlehem in the occupied west bank. >> in catalonia, over a million people have taken part in a referendum to demand independence from spain. the vote went ahead despite disapproval of the government in madrid. how has the counting gone today? many seem in fused by the vote. what sort of turnout were they expecting? >> catalans still have about an hour before the voting draws to a close to go and vote. halfway through the day at 1:00 p.m. local here, the organizers told that you say more than 1 million people did cast ballots. if that trend continued throughout the day, we are in for a record-breaking turnout. >> a vote that takes all the
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boxes of catalonia's independence. thousands turned up to have their say on the future of the spanish region. the questions, do you want catalonia to become a state and do you want the state to be independent. the vote is unofficial, but citizens hope this is a rehearsal or an independence referendum in the near future. >> i am 80 years old and have fought for independence all my life. i won't see it, but my grand sons will. >> more than the predictable outcome is the turnout that will be watched closely. since the early hours of the morning, catalan started gathering more than a thousand polling stations like this one, in barcelona. in most cases, the cue's extended all around the block. halfway through the vote, more than a million people cast their ballots, but many more are needed for madrid's government to take note. >> the number of people who has
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the right to vote in catalonia, aren't 5.4 million people so if the naggists succeed in getting 2 million people out to vote, doesn't mean that in the event of a referendum they would have a majority. >> not everyone here flies the flag of independence. >> there's no paint to vote, there is no census. if i wanted, i could ever voted four times. >> this is a smoke screen to hide corruption behind catalan politicians. >> the voting will close sunday evening and the outcome made public on monday, but given the high turnout, those supporting catalonia independence feel they have already won. >> since this is an unofficial vote to be eligible to vote, had you to be over the age of 16 and resident of catalonia, but many
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residents abroad were also eligible to vote and many came here especially for this. i am joined by one of them, his name is joseph perez. now you traveled all the way here, back home from front, canada for the vote. this vote does not have an official outcome, does not affect the status of catalonia. why did you come all the way? >> i have talked with you, doesn't have no ground history, nevertheless, we came to vote to express that we as cat loanians have the right to choose. we're entitled to come here and to say, to express our self, what would we like to say to this government that go forward. it's time for us that independence is the only choice that we have to make a new
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country completely open to everybody. i strongly believe that that's the only way. even that the vote will not count, it will count in the face of the spanish government knowing 1.5 million people went out and video. >> canada that given the chance to quebec twice to vote for independence. why isn't the spanish government doing the same for catalonia? >> because the spanish government does not understand the word of democracy. democracy comes from the people. we the people elect our representatives. how can our representatives claim that we don't have the right to vote? that is unthinkable. therefore, when canada went to the courts and on the first case in 1990 because quebec wanted to have a referendum, the courts
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definitely say yes, you can have that wrench come. >> ok. thank you very much. we'll to have cut it here. among very much for joining us. we are going to have the final figures of the turnout very soon, in about an hour from now and it looks like josep and millions of others turned up to vote today and will party in the streets in barcelona. >> still to come here, anger in mexico, protestors burn vehicles after their attorney general announced that 43 missing students had been killed. >> remembering the fallen in britain and across the word on the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war. >> in sport, find out if the decision makers infringe ken football can save next year's cup of nations. that's also still yet to come.
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>> a new government has been sworn in in yemen, offering a message of hope, but face considerable obstacles. who controls yemen matters to the whole region because of its strategic location where 8% of the world's trade. the houthi rebelian has been backed by iran and grabbed control of large parts of the country. that's fueled sectarian tension in the south where there's a separatist campaign to secede and an al-qaeda up rising. the government's authority is weak. >> yemen's prime minister looks confident. he's walking to address the nation with a mental of hope. there are a string of problems
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including sectarian tension and the rise of al-qaeda along with instability. >> this is the swearing in ceremony for the newly-formed government. ministers loyal to the former president showed up and backed the current president. the leader had warned against such moves. this is the general, the new defense minister. he faces the delicate task of reforming an army, and getting the support from military commanders still loyal.
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his colleague, the general is the intelligence chief and interior minister. the prime minister says he's open to talks with the houthis. >> we'll deal with them as yemenese and try to include them. we'll try to include them rather than exclude them. >> this is a government made up of many professionals. this is the youngest. >> anyone not concerned would be abnormal, but i had a frank discussion with the prime minister on this and on the portfolio in specific and what the priorities are for this period and what we can achieve and i think we do hope that there is a clear agenda on what needs to be done. >> the government has the
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backing of the international community. political support is not enough in a country where almost half of the population is poor. the chance that this government and yemen's political cries are slim. the president and the prime minister have little control over the army and the police, and the capitol remains largely under the control of the houthi fighters, a situation that is likely to deepen yemen's political divide. >> the iraq army has reached the center of the northern city trying to break isil's siege. the group captured the city in june, surrounded the oil refinery and stopped production there. >> let's go back quickly to berlin and the celebrations of the fall of the berlin wall 25 years ago. these are live pictures from berlin, thousands of people have packed the area around the
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brandonberg gate, taking the celebrations. we are still awaiting the release of the 8,000 balloons which are just about to go up. they have been positioned around the wall as a light installation and they'll be released, they are going up now. there they are. the lights signify the falling of the wall. this is a huge art project, and the balloons are being released to classical music. thousands of people packed the front of the gate there, watching the celebrations. you can see the balloons being released now. they have been positioned along the wall as a lights installation, extraordinary pictures coming in from berlin of those celebration and the balloons being reds to the sounds of classical music. >> president barack obama has been speaking about doubling the number of troops in iraq.
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we are live in washington, d.c. what more has the president been saying? >> what president obama said on one of the sunday public affairs programs here in the united states is that the sending in of up to 1500 more u.s. troops is not turning this into a ground war for the united states. up to 1500 people are coming in, and the vast majority of them web says are going to act as advisors to help the iraq military. >> now, what we've done is rather than just try to halt isil's momentum, we're now in a position to start going on some offense. the airstrikes have been very effective in degrading isil's capabilities and slowing the advance they were making. now what we need is ground troops, iraqi ground troops that can start pushing them back. >> in the same program, the former president judge bush was
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asked about why he decided in 2003 that it was necessary for the u.s. to invade iraq and this is what the former president had to say. >> i guess i was just respond to go kind of the gossip that tends to work around the political circles that clearly he had only one thing in mind and that was to finish the job his father did, because my dad decided not to go zoo baghdad after routs sadaam hussein out of kuwait. that wasn't the mission he stated. i went in as a result of a very changed environment because of september 11 and the danger we were concerned about is that the weapons would be put into the hands of terrorist groups and make the attacks of 9/1 9/11 pan comparison. >> george bush committed to the same line ever argument that he used during his eight years in the white house, that it was
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necessary for the u.s. to invade iraq. many people would take issue with his characterization especially in light of the fact that upwards of 3,000 u.s. troops are going to be back in iraq very soon. >> thank you. >> in mexico, the police are guarding the national palace after protestors tried to break in protesting the killing of 43 student teachers. many citizens see the government complicit in their deaths. >> this is the national palace under attack from an angry crowd on saturday in mexico city. the recent disappearance and apparent murder of 43 students has sparked similar protests across the country. the attorney general says they were killed and bodies burnt by drug gangs.
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these protestors accuse government officials of being involved. >> i'm here to support my fellow students, because the whole population knows that it was the government who really killed them. it wasn't a drug cartel or criminals, it was really the government. >> in guerrero state, the parents of victims gathered at their university. they say saturday's announcement that their children were killed provides no closure. >> when we heard our children were burnt that in the end, then rid of, we don't want words anymore. we want them to tell us, show us, we want proof. >> the increasing protests are a major challenge for the president. calls for hill to step down were heard in the capitol as the crowd tried and failed to enter the palace. the president doesn't live
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there, but the attack is symbolic of who some believe to be answerable for the disappearance and apparent deaths of the students. jane ferguson, aljazeera. >> joining us live from mexico city is adam rainy. there seems to be a lot of anger over the way the attorney general is handling the case. what's that all about? >> >> it's specific to friday evening here in mexico when he ended the press conference and said enough, i'm tired, a perhaps rude and informal way to end the press conference but comes for the past month of him being seen as perhaps not too invested emotionally in the case and perhaps looking to wrap it up. the day after that announcement on friday where he said i'm tired, let's end this conference you had on social media an explosion of enough, i'm tired, and then out on the streets on saturday, you had people
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marching saying i'm tired, enough already, i'm tired of corruption. i'm tired of 30,000 people missing in mexico, tired of a corrupt government and tired of injustice and immunity in this country. he didn't handle it in the best way. the attorney general is taking a very active stance a few times a week showing evidence as a way to tamp down the international clamor that has been rising in mexico. he looks insensitive to mexicans, mexicans who feel they live in a country ruled as much by organized criminal groups as by the government. >> still to come, the desperation of syrian refugees held by the u.n.'s world feed program. >> returning home, two americans freed by north korea. >> the world's best tennis
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>> welcome back to aljazeera. 8,000 white balloons are being released along the path of the berlin that you will once divided east from west, a symbol of the cold war an it's end. millions who descended often berlin join the celebrations. >> in catalonia, over a million people ever taken part in a referendum to demand independence from spain. spain's constitutional court twice ruling it was illegal. >> >> the u.n. peace envoy for syria is hope to go create free zone to say stop fighting in some areas. talks in damascus were
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conducted. he's been making a third visit to the country since replacing the former president in july. >> food vouchers were stopped. the world food program has withdrawn help to families saying others have a greater need. >> >> the syrian living with her children has barely been able to make ends meet. they have been hungry for a month. she got a text message informer her they were not he will go bible for the food program, they were identified as able to meet their basic monthly food needs on their own. she has rice and vegetables and
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had to borrow money to buy this food. she is two months late on the rent. >> we feel unwanted here. this policy is designed to force us back to refugee camps or to our country. we are going to die anyway. if not from hunger, from shell. syrians have become unwilling everywhere. >> syrians ever started picking and selling olives from home. may not have been excluded from the voucher program. a study conducted concluded that these families have sufficient access to aid. >> they relied on vouchers for food. many families are concerned without that support, they may now have to resort to begging or sending their children out to work in order to put food on the table.
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>> the food vouchers are a life line for so many. most families sell them to buy necessary non-food items or pay rent. the u.s. has had to prioritize the most vulnerable families based on a field study concluding that 15% of syrians don't need the vouchers, but there may have been some errors. >> there are some people that are very clear when we run the data we can see it's an instant error and con reinstate them. some clear from the living conditions, the assets they have that they actually can survive on their own and they will stay excluded. >> there are so many who say they can't survive on their own or return to syria and who's conditions are only getting worse the longer they stay in exile. >> supporters and friends of two kidnapped journalists have held a rally to demand their release. they were working in linea when
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first taken in september. the group was holding them but released them four days later. the reporters were recaptured by another unknown group and remain missing. aljazeera continues to demand the immediate release of its journalists who have now been adetained in egypt for 316 days. the three are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood and appealing their sentences. >> investigators in afghanistan are trying to find out how a taliban suicide bomber walked into police headquarters and blew himself up. the explosion fall another attack two hours earlier in the capitol. the taliban said it carried out the attacks. >> the united states has just launched a $216 million program in afghanistan to support women in leadership and the economy. the new afghan president says
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he's also committed to supporting women's rights. we have more from kabul. >> when this woman started her clothing business two and a half years ago, she wanted to employ women, but she couldn't find any skilled enough to make her tailored clothes so had to hire men, but not in her store. >> we hired a female sales person, then heard complaints that she was being harassed by many shopkeepers in that shopping mall. >> harassment, security problems, paying higher prices and other forms of discrimination are just some challenges that women face in afghanistan. a new u.s. funded program times support such women. a $26,000,000.05 year program hopes to reach 75,000 afghan women with the potential to be entrepreneurs or leaders. >> there are hubs of thousands
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of women in afghanistan ready to learn, ready to work, ready to help build your nation's future. >> the afghan president said islamic history has many examples of the importance of women in society. >> experience shows if you invest in women, five generations change. if you invest in a boy, only one generation changes. >> the program's goals are to develop women's roles in leadership, the government, the economy and women's rights. >> the president said he will work to i am prove the lives of afghan women. one of his first promises as president, to name a woman to the supreme court. >> one of the most visible sign that is things could change for women in afghanistan is the public roles the first lady is taking here. >> having just competed after 13 years of stability and peace, we can see the signs of a new generation of women, taking the
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first steps. >> she said she knows much more can be achieved and offered a reminder for young afghan women. >> this is your word, shape it or someone else will. >> back at her workshop, things won't change quickly here. the current mail dominated culture has been around for years. she had a baby girl. she hopes when her daughter gross up, she will be free to choose the life that she wants to live. >> talks are held in ayman over iraq's nuclear program. secretary of state john kerry has met his counterpart. they are trying to find ways of overcoming disagreements on iranian's enrichment.
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>> two american men are enjoying their first days in freedom after being released from a north korean prison. they were freed after the u.s. director of national intelligence flew to pyongyang. we have more. >> back home an american soil, kenneth bay steps off a plane as a military base in washington state to be reunited with his family. he's joined on the tarmac by matthew todd miller. the two were held in prison camps in north korea, miller was jailed for six years on espionage charges, bay, a christian minister was convicted two years ago. he'd been trying to convert north careens. he'd been serving a 15 year term. >> thank you for your support, prayer and love. that has really been encourage forego me and for others who are in the same shoes there and
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elsewhere. thank you, god bless you. >> news of the men's release wericcal comed by president obama earlier. james was the highest american diplomat to visit pyongyang in more than a decade. it's not clear why he was brought in to negotiate or whether he had a second reason for meeting with officials in pyongyang. there's speculation that by releasing the men, kim jong-un might be trying to soften his country's image. north korea faces sanctions
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because it refuse to say stop its nuclear weapons program and kim and other officials in north korea could face human rights violations. the obama administration is warning other americans it's not a good idea to visit north korea. >> queen listen beth ii has led britons annual remembrance ceremony to honor the war dead. this year's event has particular significance. >> thousands came to the center and cued since early morning. these commemorations were particularly poignant. this year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the world war i. seventy years since the d. day
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landings in europe and the end of britain's role in afghanistan, it's a reminder that conflict has never been far away during the last century. after a two minute silence, the queen laid a wreath, followed by political leaders and veterans. out of sight, but just a few meters away, there were armed police, another reminder of the repercussions of international conflict. police said security would be appropriate and proportionate after four men were arrested on thursday in connection with what detectives called an alleged islamist terrorism plot on british soil. the nature of war has changed fundamentally in the last 100
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years, but the private grief it engenders is unchanged. across europe, because of the anniversary, new generations have witnessed the recorded horror of the great war and discovered victims among their ancestors. the exhortation has been to be neither try all fantailist or nationalist. not everyone agrees that's been achieved. arguments about the nature of public remembrance were forgotten in moments of quiet contemplation. tim friend, aljazeera, central london. >> coming up in sport, find out which premier league team has thrown away a lead a second time this week. more on that. stay with us.
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>> formula one, winning ahead of his teammate, hamilton. the britain remains the favorite for the world title. hamilton's lead is now cut 17 points, but with double points available in the u.a.e. in a fort night, the second place finish will guarantee hamilton the title. he led from pole to finish and despite briefly spinning off, hamilton claimed second.
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>> africa's cup of nations has been thrown do doubt. morocco no longer wants to hold the tournament because of fears of spreading the ebola virus. time is running now to find an alternative home for the country's most important football event. we have more. >> a crucial few hours lie ahead for the head of african football, the tournament is in jeopardy. a series of meetings failed to convince morocco to host next january. more row cock is concerned the events which will involve 16 countries could spread the ebola virus. no alternative host has stepped forward, but talks are ongoing. >> we approved some countries, sounded out ghana, and south africa. i think two countries are capable of hosting.
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>> morocco wounded the event delayed by six or 12 months, an idea the federation of football wouldn't accept, saying health experts have advised that only games in ebola effected countries should be canceled. >> the symptoms around ebola are clear. we know when the transmission happens, how it happens, and for the most part until today, it has been with health workers or people working within zones that have ebola that have been sick. >> the cup of nations is africa's biggest sporting event and central to generating cash for football throughout africa. these fans in the ivory coast are divided on what should happen next. >> as a football fan, supportive of the ivory coast, i don't like to see a delay. it's a serious disease, but we can still play the tournaments. >> imagine for a second that
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there is a single case of ebola in morocco. allle tourists will run away and that's the main source of revenue. from that point of view, i understand their decision. >> tuesday, it will announce if an alternative host has been found or if the event has to be canceled. >> for more on this story and morocco's decision, we're joined by a football journalist. was there a sense of disappointment among football fans in morocco. >> probably, yes, because they do love football. life is more important than a game of football abwitness most people say. that's why the government, asked for this competition to be delayed or postponed and unfortunately, they said no, it
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should be played between january 17 and february 8 next year, but morocco yesterday rejected any request from the african federation cup for health reasons only, and i stress for health reasons only, because morocco is ready, the stadiums are ready, maroc co spent millions of dollars to upgrade them, everything is ready, hotels are ready, everything is ready, unfortunately, the spread of ebola during the latest months is scaring everyone and the people, you talk to in the streets are happy with the government's decision to see we have a government that takes care of us and it's better to delay or postpone football tournaments than put the whole country as risk. >> the confederation of football have accused morocco of being
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alarmists. could they face sanctions? >> think they are ready to pay the sanctions. if that means the safety of the people and the safety of its tourist industry. don't forget morocco welcomes something like 12 million tourists a year and bring in a lot of hard currencies, and it's one of the most important industry in the country, but regardless of the tourist industry or not, it's the health of the moroccan people here. it was not a light decision and it was taken by the scientific team at the ministry after this ebola spread during the latest months, killed something like 5,000 people in west africa and they say it's better to delay or postpone this tournament than put at risk the whole country or
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even the whole region. live from morocco, thank you for talking to us. >> hours no one have lost 2-1 in another surprise result in the premier league for the second time this week. the swans are up to fifth place. the welsh club rode back, equalized with 15 minutes remaining and within four more minutes, the win for the home side. >> newcastle picks up a fifth consecutive win by winning 2-0. the bottom half, they were beaten at home. >> i think that they know my feeling like i know their
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feeling. we are here for months and we know the player and the player know me and it's threw that we feel the same. we are disappointed and frustrated and i'm not happy, because our first one was not good enough. >> beaten in straight sets in the tour finals in london. won both sets in four. he leveled it up at four all. the japanese player keeping the first events. >> roger federer will play in his 13th successive year in finals later on sunday. has a chance to take the world number one ranking away from djokovic.
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>> i'm very excited to be back again and been to the world cup final so many times now, it's been my world and dream to be part of the elite eight at the end and one of the coolest events that we have on the tour is here at the 02 in london and i'm happy to be part of the show. >> the czech republic have won the third cup, beating germany to be beyond the best nation in women's tennis. it was a 3-0 lead. >> pakistan have made a strong start in the test against new
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zealand. they are 269-1 thanks to a century. pakistan recently white washed australia. the kiwis would regret that because he went on to make his third half century. >> a double bogey on the 17t 17th looks to have cost the american victory. this eagle on the last for him heading into playoff with tim clark and then a birdie on the first gave watson his first ever
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world golf championship title. >> my goal was to get 10 wins. i've got seven. to win a world golf championship, one of our premier events, and again outside the u.s. means a lot. this is very special to me. this one's going to go down for a while for me, not because of the great shots i hit, but because of just winning here. >> >> the 21-year-old won all but five raises during 2014. taking the checkered flag with four seconds to spare, there could be another marquez on the podium in the future, because of his younger brother. >> today, i'm really, really, really happy, maybe happier
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because today i was really happy for my brother and 15 minutes before the race, i was celebrating his victory. >> that's it for me. >> thank you very much. let's cross back to berlin and take a last look at those celebrations commemorating 25 years since the fall of the berlin wall. early on, 8,000 balloons positioned along the wall were released and those lights exspinning wished to signify the falling of the wall. thousands of people have come to the gate. these are earlier pictures of the celebrations. let's leave you now with the sights and sounds from berlin. ♪ ♪
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>> thousands turn out to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. >> from aljazeera's headquarters in doha, also ahead, a new government offers a message of hope in yemen but struggles to establish its authority. >> 2 million catalans take part in a vote to demand independence from spain. >> remembering the fallen in