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have a great weekend. ♪ this is al jazeera. well, to the "newshour" with the world's top news stories coming up in the next 60 minutes. seventy years on, china and south korea criticize japan's prime minister over his world war ii apology saying it doesn't go far enough. angry relatives of fire fighters missing in the recent explosion in china storm a government news
conference. a cease-fire on two front lines in syria appears to be on shaky ground. we will have the latest on those negotiations. >> in the gaza strip, 10 years avisis withdrew all of its settlers, we will hear from palestinians and israelis about the effects of the so-called disengagement are still being felt today. it was the most devastating war of the 20th century, one that continues to shape much of the world now. it ended 70 years ago today. many of the countries involved in the second world war are holding their own commenrations. some we will get to the in just a moment. here is a look at the event did that led up to japan's surrender. on may 8th, 1944, nazi germany sur rended. the soviet union said it would
invade japan within three months. on july 26th, china, the u.s. and great brittain demanded japan's unconditional surrender. less than two weeks later, on august the 6th, the u.s. dropped the first atomic bomb on hiroshima. the soviet union declared war on japan. on august 9th, the u.s. dropped a second more powerful bomb on nagasaki. the soviet union invaded occupied china. facing the imminent destruction of his nation, an unconditional surrender was announced. china and south korea have criticized the japanese prime minister for his lack of a direct apology. he expressed deep remorse over the past but said future generations should not be obliged to apologize. this report now from tokyo. >> he didn't find out about
japan's cease-fire until two days afterwards. it made little difference to him or his comrades, a 16-year-old cadet says his naive nationalism had given way to the reality of war. he saw them fight and kill chinese. he was a soviet prisoner inside siberia. >> i, myself, did not kill an enemy or participate in a combative act but the military i joined invaded other countries, beat and humiliated people. >> that's an inescapable truth. it was a military of aggression. >> 70 years on, japan is in the throws of a debate about how large a shadow that history should cast. the empirer was an 11-year-old when his father's surrender speech was broadcast. his message was one of peace and condolence. >> reap reflect okay our past
and bearing in minds the feelings of deep remorse over the last war, i earnestly hope that the ravages of war will never be repeated, together with all of our people, i now pay my heart-felt tribute to the all of those who lost their lives. >> japan's prime minister pledged his nation would never repeat the horrors of war but shinzo abi didn't use this occasion to talk of damage to neighbors. in his key statement marking this anniversary, he endorsed add policy but didn't restate them personally. where this an veers reis known as liberation day, bringing to an end 35 years of japanese rule, it didn't go unnoticed. he said abi's statement included a few regrettable points. china, foreign ministry said abi had been evasive on the issue of
military aggression and should have made an apology to the victim countries. neither by jing or seoul wolt have been impressed where 14 war criminals are honored. abi wants to use this an versus riaz a watershed to prevent future generations toss continually apologize for world war ii actions. he says he wants to give japan the right not just to defend itself but also it's allies as a normalized nation in the 21st century. the problem is the past he wants to move beyond is hugely devisive and in japan's relationships with its nabors. his personal poll numbers have plunged. public opposition to free up passvism is at 60%. his post-war mindset seems to be his main cause and he is determined to press on.
commemoration. with the passing of the years, the numbers of those who actively participated in the fight against the japanese dwindled considerably. this may be the last meaningful anniversary with those veterans. >> how important does it become there for people, simon, given the fact that there are very few survivors now of that war? >> reporter: i think it's being considered quite an important day because, in the post-war collective conscious of the british, the fight against the japanese was the lesser of the conflicts, the poor relative, the 14th army that fought through what was then called burma to take ran goon and accept the japanese surrender was often referred to in the post-war era as the forgotten
army. >> fight against the japanese didn't have the immedia immedia the nazi germany had, it was, after all, fought a very long way away on colonial land, imperial possession and some might say in defense of british imperial positions. it didn't have that intimacy. the veterans of that conflict, as a result, have felt rather hard done by and there has been the very difficult issue to resolve the treatment of the prisoners of war, those british soldiers and civilians have fell into japanese captivity. 50,000 british servemen were captured, 12,000 died from starvation and mistreatment of the japanese. >> has taken a long time to resolve as well. it has a peculiar place in the british collective memory.
and i think today is the opportunity to the address the balance as the generation that fought and survived is finally, dying outed. >> simon, thanks for that. simon mcgregor wood reporting there on the commenrations there in london on the 70th anniversary of the end of world war ii. people near the scene of multiple blasts in northern china are being moved because of contamination fears. the death toll from wednesday's explosions has risen to 85. a team of nuclear and bio chemical specialists has been deployed to the area. erica wood has the latest. >> reporter: the site of the explosion flattened buildings, many still burning three days on. the city officials say they don't yet know what was being store in the hazardous goods storage facility when it exploded. they have extended the evacuation zone to three kilometers. people are being turned away from their homes. >> i just bought some things and
when i got to roughly number 9 street, i had to get out of the car because they blocked the road. i asked them what's going on? they said it's still dangerous inside. you can't enter. >> just now, police officers came over and said, everyone on the road has to go over there because over there, they are about to start the final battle against the fire. >> the death toll has been rising each day since the blast. more than 20 of those killed so far are fire fighters. many more are still missing and angry family members who have been shut out of a news conference demanded answers. is >> translator: it's been three days and three nights since the explosion. i don't have any information of my son. we are so anxious and worried that we came here to find reporters. my son was in the first squad to arrive at the blast site. >> reporter: there are still people being rescued. this 19-year-old firefighter was
pulled out after being buried in the rubble for two days. as the days roll on and the fires continue to burn, there will be fewer stories like that. more families will likely demand answers as to where their loved ones are, why they can't return to their homes and what potentially hazardous materials is polluting their local air. erica woods, al jazeera. >> saturday marked 10 years since israel began its withdrawal from the gaza strip and parts of the west bank. under the initiave of then prime minister aerial sharon, 21 british strip were bulldozed. 9,000 israelis were relocated from gaza. some of them using force. the last of the israeli soldiers and security forces left the strip in 2005. israel continues to control all aspects of life in the territory deciding who can enter or leave along with control of gaza's airspace and coastal waters.
npr's tiab has more. >> reporter: there is no shortage of work to do in these fields. every day,to dozens of farm ter cultivate this land. al-astal is one. he said up until 10 years ago, he never would have believed he would be able to grow his own crops. this was a large israel settlement. it was home to more than 8,500 israelis and a large israeli military presence. it was also off limits to most palestinians palestinians. >> that's left are a few disused buildings. while al-astal said he is happy they left as part of the disengagement of the gaza strip, he is angry at how things are now. trans we live in a big prison. we can't move outside the gads strip which makes life hell for us. the occupation is the reason for all of our suffering as the
israel is control everything. we deserve dignity. >> reporter: although israelis withdrew, israel's government never managed to truly disengage. without a political settlement with the palestinians, it exerted it's control over gaza and its people through its ongoing economic siege and repeat rounds of military violence. the so-called disengagement of gaza sharply divided israeli society at the time when the deadline to leave expired on august 15th, 2005, the remaining settlers were removed by force. aziz was one, originally from france, she lived there for nearly 20 years for what she describes as ideological reasons. she says many of the israeli settlers who were forced to leave still haven't been able to rebuild their lives. >> i am angry at my government who didn't know how to cope with the hardships of the people, and
still people are living here in temporary house 10 years after. >> reporter: that anger is overshadowed by what followed the so-called gaza disengagement. avisis pulled out, hamas won a landslide victory in the 2006 general election and violently seized power shortly afterwards. since then, hamas has fought three major wars with israel which killed several thousand palestinians. the continuing blockade has crippled gaza's economy making reconstruction almost impossible. while most palestinians say they aren't sure how much more suffering they can endure. they say they are still happy the settlers are gone. >> joining us live now, imtiaz, the point was made in that report there that although there has been no physical occupation of gaza for 10 years now, the people there will remain very
much under siege and that's not likely to change any time soon. is it? >> . >> reporter: indeed. now 10 years since the so-called disengagement and israel, of course, its shadow looms very large. in fact, you can take a look and see remnants of this settlement. the settlement which is the a string of settlement that was right across the gaza strip known to the israelis as gus gush kativ. as we have been saying, role of israel hasn't changed. in fact, if anything, it has grown bigger. we have seen a lot of fighting, a lot of violence in the past recent years and more importantly, we have seen an economic siege as well. let's talk a little bit more about this. with me now is a palestinian civil society activist. unjed. here we are 10 years since the disengagement. what role does israel play in gaza today?
>> the worst role that they have ever from 1976. unilateral engagement has been imposed. they have been entering the basic materials to gaza. also for the humanitarian cases, patience, they impose restrictions. israel have three wars in gaza strip, destroyed what we witnessed in the streets. tens of thousands of gaza houses destroyed, the infrastructure. the gaza, the worst humanitarian conditions ever passed. so we are to comet in poverty which is more than 50% of the population are under poverty line. unemployment is over 60. until now, the gaza cannot possess the land of the settlement. you can see, still destroyed buildings of the settlements
where the israelis left it still as it is whichnent any kind of development controlling. 36 miles for fishing and for agriculture, we have about 300 to 500 meters that have been the restricted area for farmers. we lost the best for agricultural and the water, since the settlement, itself, they were confiscating our water, the acqui fer,ing when israel felt it was useless. >> reporter: you paint a very grim picture of what gaza is like today, 10 years since the so-called disengagement. you say israel plays the worst role. let's look towards the future. what future do you see for gaza now here we are after three major conflicts with israel 10 years after their unilateral so-called disengagement?
>> i am a gazan living here. it's difficult to plan for tomorrow. i don't know what to say about the future. israel destroyed any infrastructure to plan for tomorrow. this is also responsibility of the international community. gaza is a humanitarian case. gaza in bad need for development. not only humanitarian aid which is very important to alleviate the suffering of the people of gaza. but we have 18,000 graduates looking for the future with the no market, with no job market. this is the worst -- really, this is the worst conditions we are living in. >> reporter: thank you very much. >> that's unjed sawaw, a civil society activist here in gaza giving a sense of what life is like here in this palestinian territory 10 years avisis's so-called disengagement. after you have been hearing from him, parents a grim picture account for the future gaza.
all right imtiaz tiab reporting from gaza. still ahead in this news hour, waging war on the syrian economy. how the opposition is using foreign currency to undermine the government. plus. >> until argentina where thousands of homes like this have been evacuated after the river that's about two blocks away flooded this area. and in sport, jordan spieth puts himself into constension for a third major victory of the year. the details later this hour. all of that still ahead. but first in syria, a cease-fire on two front lines appears to be at risk. rebels fired mortars into the shia towns in i had lib prove incident. the government retaliated by
attacking in the damascus countryside. opposition controlled institutions in syria's allepo prove incident have begun to use turkey's currency instead of the syrian pound. zeina khodr has more. >> reporter: now receiving wages in turkish lyra instead of syrian pounds. it it is one which shaz started to use turkey's currency. the area is behind the decision which will help the syrian economy collapse. >> the islamic court just like other rebel run organizations welcomed this decision and the people have welcomed being paid in turkish lyra. >> the syrian pound has lost value over the years when the civil war began in march, 2011, 1 usd could be exchanged for 47 pounds. the rate now is at least 190
pounds. prices of basic goods, many of them now imported have risen dramatically. the local council beliefs the decision will help people because of the lyra's stability against the dollar. others believe it may be linked to turkey's plan in opposition controlled northern syria. >> the hope of turkish government to bring up a safe zone or secure zone, what we may call a de facto zone. the opposition decision might be in advance getting ready to govern in this area somehow. >> the turkish government hopes the military campaign to get rid of isil in the alleppo country side will strengthen rebel groups there and lead to a safe zone for refugees. >> it has been years since the government lost control of much of northern syria. it has been fighting to keep the western half of alleppo city
which was once syria's financial capitol. there are reports that it's main ally is suggesting placing the city under international protection as part of a potential peace deal. the opposition's decision to stop using syrian pounds in the north is a sign rebels have no plans to reconcile with the government in damascus. it is seen as an indication of turkey's growing influence in this corner of syria. al jazeera, beirut. pro-government forces in yemen appear to be gaining more ground from houthi rebels, we are getting reports that troops loyal to hadi have taken control of the security headquarters in tiaz. the recapture of the third largest city would be a major gain for the anti-howty forces. they say they are in full control of the 5th southern prove incident to be recaptured from the rebels. joining us now from sanaa via
skype is editor of the yemen post. thank you for being with us. what more can you tell us about the latest fighting there? >> reporter: it's almost over right now. the war, i mean. yes, there is a lot of gains, major gains by the pro-sabia amlies and in shabwa prove incident in the south. the howe hows who are 10 days ago howe. are the lower half. >> that's why a deal reason reached soon with the houthis. these changes are happening. houthis are beginning to understand that they cannot fight the entire region. they need compromise for the sake of yemen if they want yemen. yemen right now is chaotic and mainly because of the houthis taking control and then
suddenly, they are defeated in those areas. there are a lot of gangs and we do expect more gains to happen today towards the north border. >> the tide seems to be turning against the houthis right now in the wake of these victories by the forces fighting against them and you said there that the -- you think that the war is almost over, but i am just wondering, though, because other analysts will point to the fact that this is -- a lot of this is down to the houthi forces pulling back their forces by themselves. is there a possibility that they may just be regrouping for a counterattack? >> reporter: not really. the houthis still do still have thousands of fighters, but again, on the ground, when you are defeated in numerous prove incidents, when you suddenly lose four or five provinces, that means there is something wrong, that your strategy is not
working or that you are being defield. but right now, the houthis understand that they cannot move a country alone. they cannot be able to ensure yesme yemeni is peaceful. these realities, with the houthi leaders hearsay you can say difference in the zone from two weeks ago and today. and this was what was needed for the houthis to understand yemen cannot controlled by one faction. there needs to be a united government that represents all of the factions. >> that's why we see that the war will be almost over. there is a lot of compromise happening right now in the talks in oman. a lot of successes in the negotiations that have not been in this way for months. >> in the yemeni capital, sanaa, thanks for that. new talks have begun to close the u.s. prison in cuba. u.s. defense department says it
and we will lose everything. mariela is one of the thousands affected by the flooding in buenas aires. >> people said when they saw the water, they left the fridge and some of their belongings to try to save whatever they could. the problem is that local authorities have no plan in place. so people like mariela know what to do when the river rises. but that's not the only problem. intense rainfalls have few places to flow. people like mariela claim that's because of the construction boom in the prove incident. >> they have authorized construction in gated communities on the wetlands cutting off the natural drainage. >> that's one of the reasons why it's getting worse. >> reporter: even though the water is receding, it will take several days before people can move back. >> the government doesn't do enough to prevent this from happening. we see this over and over again.
>> reporter: aexperts seem to knee with him. >> they planned a public works plan infrastructure and that plan was developed in the '90s. it is 20 years old and it has not been finished. so we do not have all of the plans. as a consequence of that, several parts of the system are not in a good condition to. >> people will struggle for months to recover from the floods which came in hours and lasted for days. as the weather becomes more severe, they want the government to do what's necessary to prevent them from losing their homes again. al jazeera, argentina. thousands of people have fled their homes as fire fighters try to contain wildfires across the northwest of the united states.
the fires in drought-stricken southern california have burned nearly 1,000 acres of land. two camping grounds containing at least 40 people have been evacuated for fire fighters across washington state are facing extreme heat and high winds as they battle large blazes in numerous smaller fires across the dry state. hundreds of people were evacuated from chilan as lightning sparked wildfires advanced. go to world weather with richard. is there any sign, richard, of the situation improving for people where those wildfires are? >> doesn't look great, i have to say. massive air that's affected by wildfires, going all the way from california toward the pacific northwested and away into the northern plains. there is a developing weather system across this region. >> that's only going to enhance the wind across montana and north dakota in the immediate future and then, i think, if you
move through the next day or so, you will find wyoming affected by pretty strong winds. >> that's going to be the main hazard really for the fire fighters dealing with the winds and sudden changes in direction. there is that weather system moving up towards the lakes. by then, we should see dry conditions. it has been the warmest july on record in more than 100 years. the weather situation here remains pretty nasty really as far as the wildfires are concerned. no great changes. in south america, saw saw flooding. we have had problems with snow. these shots come from la paz, the world's highest capitol, over 3,500 meters in elevation. there has been quite a bit of snow causing problems. same weather system giving rain across northern parts of argentina. doesn't look like much in the. there will be rain but hopeful the situation will continue ton
improve, has a.m. >> regaichard, thanks. when we come back on this "newshour." we meet the young iraqi activist at the forefront of peaceful protests against corruption. ♪. >> singing through the pain of civil war, how children are coping with conflict in south sudan. in sport, we will tell you why three-time champion ravel nadal was sent packing for the masters. details later on the program.
expressing deep remorse over japan's past but says future generations should not be obliged to apologize. people near the scene of multiple blasts are going told to leave because of contamination fears. the death toll has risen to 85. a cease-fire in a syrian town has ended as talks between the warring factions collapsed. a temporary truce between rebels, government process and its lebanese ally hasn't has come into effect on wednesday. let's get more on the cease-fire in syria now with zeina khodr.
first of all, what happened with the collapse of the -- the apparent collapse of this cease-fire? >> reporter: well, the rebel movement announced that. it said the seats fire has now collapsed and negotiations have broken down. like you mentioned, there was a cease-fire on two front lines in syria. one in the north of the current treat, in idlib and one in the damascus countryside. now, what we understand early this morning, rebels fired mortars two shia villages and the government bombarded zabadani. what we know is that rebels are not happy with the way in which negotiations are heading, but we understand that they were told to hold fire and reach an agreement whereby opposition fighters will be given safe passage and in return, the people in two shia villages in the north populated by
government supporters will be allowed to leave. but what we understand from opposition sources is that the government is demanding that the population of zabadani also leave with the fighters in one way or another. this has been described as a population swap, which is quite dangerous, and it will really be the first time a substantial number of people will be moved. so, now, we understand from rebel sources that they are not going to acct this. this is a red line for them. they don't want any demographic changes. some government forces told us an hour ago that the negotiations will continue. but it's clear now with the statement that a cease-fire has broken down and they are not interested in negotiations. >> zeina, it's been reported as well now that lebanese officials have detained a hard line sunni leader in connection with all of this. what more do we know about that?
>> it's not connected apart from the fact that the sunni leader was a supporter of the syrian opposition. he has been on the run for two years now. he's a fugitive, wanted by the leb an ease authorities, wanted by the leb an ease judiciary in fact. we understand from the national news agency that he was detained today. there are conflicting reports where but the national news agency saying he was caught at the airport. he actually changed his appearance. he had a forged passes port and he was heading to egypt. now, this man was involved in his supporters were involved in deadly exchange of fire with the lebanese army in the southern city two years ago. a number of lebanese army soldiers were killed. the fighting began after his group was accused of targeting a lebanese army check point. now we know he has been detained but there is still conflicting reports where. it's still not clear whether or not this will have any, you know, consequence on the ground.
he does have some support in lebanon, and at the end of the day, people who do support his movement seem to believe that the lebanese army is singling out those in the sunni community. it's a quite dangerous development, but we will just have to wait to see whether or not there will be implications on the ground. >> we certainly will. zeina khodr live for us in beirut. thousands of iraqis have marched through baghdad to announces reforms in response to weeks of protest against corruption and poor public services. mohammed jamjoom reports from baghdad. >> reporter: tired of seemingly endless road blocks, they decided it was time to hit the streets. >> i am left with no other option but to go out and fight corruption. >> reporter: the medical student and activist like so
ma many other members of his yenration said he tired of feeling despair and decided to do something about it. >> we created groups to help our friends and families because they are all in need of important services that aren't being provided. the most basic ones are electricity, clean water and jobs. >> reporter: now he meets regularly with a growing group of like-minded activists discussing and debating strategy. they use every tool at their disposal to plan demonstrations. social immediately i can't has become as important as physical publications in spreading the word. and conveying their most important message. all of these protests are peaceful in nature. reporter>> it's not just violence he wants to avoid. he wants to keep politics out of the protests, too. so far, it's been working. later in the day, as thousands
gather in baghdad's tahrir square, the mood is a sell brated tory ones. without parliament passing measures regarding rallies like this one, the crowd feels empowered. men and women of all ages can be spotted throughout. it's the youth groups who really dominate here many clearly enjoying themselves as they chant against corruption in the judiciary. >> we have considered this to be a remarkable moment, the beginning of a civil society movement that will empower them and so many other iraqis to demand much needed change. >> the group can barely contain its excitement. at long last, despite all of the challenges ahead of them and their country, they feel a budding sense of optimism.
>> i am happy and proud because our groups have become bigger and bigger. we are keeping up the moment friday after friday demanding our basic human rights and doing that in the most legitimate and peaceful manner. >> reporter: while this youth movement may still be in its infancy, renewed hope for old and young is growing far faster than anyone expected it to. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, baghdad. egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators in cairo. the crowds were marking the second anniversary of the break-up of protest camps by security forces. hundreds of people were killed in august, 2013, when police raided the camps a lot two city squares where supporters of the post president mohammed morsi had gathered. turk irwin army says at least three soldiers have been killed in fighting in southeastern turkey. the military says the troops were attacked by fighters from
the outlawed kurdistan workers' party or pkk. the turkey launched an operation against the pkk and isil last month. migrants mostly from the middle east and africa are continuing to board rafts from turkey hoping to get to greece. some fought for a place on a dingy leaving a beach on the peninsula at night. the greek island of kos where the raft is the attempted to reach an entry way to europe. >> that's why greece is planning for more migrants. jonah hull reports. >> reporter: more than half of all my grant to the european union travel the short distance from turkey to greece, arriving on the aegean islands. a passenger ferries the area with full crew and facilities aboard has been deployed to act as a floating reception center.
it's the latest desperate measure by greek authorities struggling to cope with the influx. on land, for a second day, there are long coqueues. it's a sweltering container for those desperate to continue their journey into the heart of the european union. it's not greece they have come for, but germany, austria, and other countries where they believe they will find both work and protection. >> we are waiting until 7 in the morning. we came. we arrived here just yesterday and questiwe get nothing. we are just staying here under the sun. okay? and nobody taking care about us. >> itself near bankruptcy, greece made an urgent appeal to help. the european union is promising money. >> almost 50,000 migrants arrive in july compared to 6,000 last
year for the same month. earlier this week, european commission approved the national funding program for grease that amount to 474 million euros. the money cannot come too soon. every day brings scores of new rivals, some rescued from unsea worthy vessels. migrant numbers are now a quarter of the island's resident population. some kiss the sand when they arrive. most have no intention of staying. jonah hull, al jazeera. striking doctors in ghana have voted today continue their protest overpay and working conditions. they are refuse to go see patients in public hospitals. the strike is putting pressure on the government. it's trying to cut a budget deficit in exchange for financial help in the
international monetary fund. two days left before a deadline for south sudan's peace talks in ethiopia. a hunger strike is being held. this south sudanese community is holding the symbolic fast to press camps to resolve the conflict. >> surprising to believing there. we know within our area they know that we are the children of south sudan. homeless, hungry and hunted by recruiters, armed groups, it is still the reality for many children in south africa and south sudan since the country was plunged into civil war two years ago. natasha gneme traveled to one of the areas most affected by the fighting. a few young people there are getting help in the united nations camp.
>> 14-year-old peter says he watched soldiers kill his uncle when the family fled from their village, his nabors drowned as they tried to cross a river. now, he and his family are struggling to live inside this camp in bentu. he says soldiers have already tried to recruit him. >> if i joined the military, i would the maybe kill someone or kill myself. i would solve my problems with education. >> reporter: children here are enduring the trauma of south sudan's civil war. it started nearly two years ago after president salva kir fired his deputy and the fighting began. their teachers -- there are teachers here trained to offer what little psychological support they can. >> most don't listen to teachers. most of them also like they lose hope.
. >> there are some recreational activities designed to remind the children of better times. to help them cope. they might be safe here, but there is still suffering. there is not enough food, water and shelter to accommodate the thousands who keep arriving at the gate. . >> we will tolerate it en though
there is no food for us to eat. >> reporter: as difficult as conditions at this camp may be for peter and others like him, they are at least within reach of assistance. humanitarian organizations are worried about the almost 1 million people they can't help right now. natasha gname. south sudan. activists in the philippines are calling on the government there to do more to save historic buildings under threat. some of them were demolished to make way for new commercial properties. in part three of our preserving heritage series, a report from manila. >> reporter: lunette park is home to the most famous monument, marking an area where hundreds of filipinos were killed during the spanish period. it is also where roman catholic popes gathered to meet their congregation and the protests resulted in revolution. but the monument is one of the
world's threatened heritage sites all because of this. a commercial building that will many hearsay has disrespected what many considered to be an important part of the nation's identity. zaren said there are many heritage sizes like this one which are across the capital manil. >> manila has a rich architectural legacy. unfortunately a lot was lost in the war but even that loss is tempered by the fact that there are clusters of buildings. >> dilapidated, many have been demolished to give way for commercial projects. the metropolitan theatre was once a testament to the richness. it was called the grand dame. at the time when the country was slowly carving its own cultural identity. now, the metropolitan theatre has been a symbol of manilases
dicaire. it's restoration is to happen soon thanks to a breakthrough after decades of legal battles between government agencies. it has been abandoned for decades and what can it be now is the shell of what it used to be. there are so many people connected to the met. t from the so many generations. the older generation artists, the younger generation artists and even the ones who just attended to watch the artists. >> those working to protect sites like the met say it is torn in just fighting for dilapidated buildings. >> the appreciation has lasting effect. it is the appreciation of the cultural property that allows us to become a country, that creates an awareness of the filipino genius. it's that genius that holds us together. >> reporter: manilla was once called the pearl of the orient. not any time. the middle classes have left for safer, better run areas of the
city. restoration of these promise to revive some of that lost glory. man illa. >> on the sporpt for you, here is san. a. >> thank you very much. the action will start early on saturday at the u.s. pga championship k the second round needs to be completed after a storm forced players to be abandoned on friday when two australians at the top of the leader board. richard has more. >> reporter: this isn't the set of a disaster movie. this was the damage caused by the heavy winds in wisconsin that forced day 2 of the us pga championship to be suspended. what wasn't a disaster was zeh son day's rounds. the australian leads are 9 under with four holes to play on saturday. sharing top billing with matt jones who has only completed 12 holes.
englishman justin rose is part of the supporting cast. he is a shot behind with a hole to play. jordan spieth showed why he is a box office attraction with a birdy from the 18th hole bunker. the two-time major champion after a second round of 67. >> i am going to need to drive the ball always better and make a few more putts, the two keys for me this weekend because it's going to get more challenging in locations and firmness of green. >> justin johnson was again the star in the opening act of a major by leading after day one. he is now five under with four to play. rory mcilroy after an ankle injury, world number 1 moved to 2 under. >> i feel like i was, you know, stroking the ball well. i feel like i still am. i had a couple of bad putss today i need to figure out why i
did that and try to correct it for tomorrow >> a twist came from hirosh hirosha owasa, he equalled the record round for a major with a 63. it wasn't the wind that put the sand in tiger woods' eye. it's looking likely eg make a third major in a row with this 4 over with five holes still to play. forget autographs. john daily reported one with a souvenir, the 1991 champion threw his club into the water in frustration and one boy collected it from his boat in lake michigan richard parr, al jazeera. >> lucky kid. it looks like barcelona will miss out on winning all six trophies in a year. >> that's after european champions lost 4-nil in the first leg of the spanish super cup. scoring a long-range goal and a hat trick for the back of basque
team. at the new camp on monday. man chester united won 1-nil at aston villa. with the future at the club uncertain, he got the 29th minute winner as united claimed the second win of the new premier league season. >> it was a wonderful goal. but you have to do more than score a goal. >> was less good than the goal. >> the former head of nicaragua's fallt fool federation is to be deported from schwitzer land after he was indicted in may on bribery and
corruption charges. and u.s. authorities believe more former fifa officials could soon be deported to new york. one of those already in the u.s. to face charges is jeffrey wen, the former fifa vice president has appealed in new york. he denies all charges. the occupied west bank have won the palestine cup in a historic match and gaza's 2-1 in the second leg in hebron. he has been given permission to cross israeli territory to play the match for the first time in 15 years. israel strictly controls the gaza border and the second leg has been the response involving security checks on some of the gaza players. >> faumsdz being here in the west bank and west bank people being able to come to us is in itself an achievement. the blockade, the spirit of unity between us that there is no difference between gaza and the west bank.
this is what we gained from the game. >> as a sporting event, our team was the winner. we will be the representatives in asia. we will represent palestine. of course, if it was el shaja won, we would have congratulated them because they are a great and respectedful team. >> r raphael nadal lost to japa in the quarterfinals. jakori often his fresh win. washington, d.c. beat the grand slam championships in straight sets at 6-2, 6-4. it's a win over nadal in 8 of 10. >> djokovic has advanced to the semifinals, survived two match fikes in his comeback. djokovic will take ol the last
. >> co >>. >> after they fell, visitors could only manage 151 for 6, from the 20 overs. umla led south africa's chase. he scored 48 well 13 goals to spare. sri lanka have won the first of three tests. india why chasing a target 176, around double the successful role but both out for 112 on day 4. taking 7 wickets. >> thank you very much. hundreds of couples, young and old have gathered in the heart of new york to commemorate the end of world war ii with a kiss. couples reenacted the famous picture of a sailor kissing a nurse after victory was declared over japan. the iconic photo was taken sent years ago on that day in time square.
a cease-fire on two front lines in syria appears to have ended as talks between warring fax factions collapse. ♪ hello. this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead on the program: 70 years on, china and south korea criticize japan's prime minister over his world war ii apology saying it doesn't go far enough. angry relatives of fire fighters missing in the recent explosion in china storm a government news conference