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>> hello, and welcome to the news hour. i'm stephen cole at our headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes the u.s. launches a second round of airstrikes in northern iraq to stop the islamic state group from advancing. [ explosion ] >> more explosions and more casualties in gaza has both sides continue to attack each other as hamas says no to a cease-fire deal. and it's the last day for the presidential candidates to make their cases to voters.
and aren't united after more than 30 years, argentina's stolen faces. but officers the united states has launched a second round of airstrikes against fighters belonging to the islamic state group in northern iraq. fighter jets attack their positions in erbil. the white house said it's protecting refugees and citizens. delivering aid to the yazidi minority group that had left after capturing the town of sinjar. president obama explains his
decision to launch the airstrikes. >> as commander in chief i will not allow the united states to be dragged into fighting another war in iraq. the combat troops will not be returned to fight in iraq because there is no american military solution to the crisis there. but we will continue our broader strategy in iraq. we will protect our citizens. we'll work with the international community to address this humanitarian crisis and we'll help prevent these terrorists from having a permanent safe-haven, and we'll urge the communities to reconcile, come together and fight back against these terrorists so the people of iraq have an opportunity for a better future. >> supporters of iraq's prime minister are on the streets of baghdad. people are backing nouri al-maliki's bid for third term in office. the demonstrations come after they said those clinging to their positions will mak were
making a grave mistake. let's bring in jane adif, who is in erbil. tell us about the physical position of the yazidis up there in the mountains. >> reporter: we continue to talk to the people on the mountains and said aid is reaching some people but not enough. it's a huge mountain range. there were a thousand villages along the bottom of the mountain. and whe now they're widely dispersed. those air drops contain food and water, and when they're dropped they do manage to reach some of the people but not nearly enough. one yazidi official say they only have a couple of days left
before more people start to die. iraqi forces are trying to take the people off the mountains in small groups. so are so desperate they're walking down into syria. this is an indication of how desperate they are. >> how many of them are there, jane? >> really hard to tell because they are dispersed, but according to official estimates anywhere between 10,000 to perhaps more. and this is just the most visible test of people who have been displaced. thirsty, hungry, and desperate in some places. kurdish fighters had to withdraw from lights they were holding as the islamic state group surged forward. we're talking about hundreds of thousands of displays people and perhaps up to 20,000, at least 10,000 are on sinjar mountain.
>> let's talk about bag bad. is there a feeling beginning to take a grip that nour nouri al maliki might be looking all neryible now? >> reporter: yes, that would be a diplomatic way of putting it. he is looking very vulnerable. there are endless attempts to unseat him. the problem here is that politics is not a very genteel support in the best of times. he holds a firm believe if he loses his premiereship he'll be assassinated. now, there have been demonstrations. in iraq there is no such thing as a spontaneous demonstration. they're planned and sponsored. here in erbil where they're opposed to a third tem of the prime minister. they postponed a session due
tomorrow for the following day. so that drag this is process out even further. but a lot of people are betting that he won't go quietly but eventually the prime minister will have to step aside. >> jean arif, thanks. six palestinians have been killed in the gaza strip. fighting between hamas and israel is now in its second. both sides failed to extend the 72 hour cease-fire. hamas has fired dozens of roberts at israel since the cease-fire expired on friday morning and there are no reports of the rockets causing any fatalities. so far talks to extend the cease-fire has failed to produce any result. hamas said the group won't agree to any cease-fire until all of hams demands are medicine. we went to gaza'sal shifa
hospital where doctors and nurses are stretched to treat the wounded. >> reporter: they stretch meet the level of need. through here this, is the moderate cases. over here you can see some people who have had x-rays, some routine cases but the medics say with in a situation whereby 24-7 they have no rest. there is some respite and some ability to put things together and get supplies in a better state to do so routine treatments as well. but the bottom line is now back where they were without a cease-fire in place they need
more assistance. they need more rest. they need some level of normality in this hospital that they can't get. there is specialist care needed that can't be done here. with equipment and blood supplies that are so great on so many occasions. put simply they want more assistance, a lot more. >> since israel began its assault on gaza 64 israelis and one thai national has been killed. the united nations said 73% of palestinians killed are civilians. add to that 10,000 palestinians who are injured, more than 220,000 people are currently living in u.n. shelters. we go to reports on events in palestine. he joins me from gaza.
of the much enclave has been reduced to republic. how would you describe the humanitarian situation there? >> reporter: oh, i tell you, i've been throughout the gaza strip from its northern tip to its southern, and what i've seen are apocalyptic destruction. there is known what is buffer zone that was meant to extend 300 meters into the gaza strip. what you knee from the north to the side are essentially buffer zones that involve what the u.n. estimates 65,000 homes that have been demolished. and from them roughly people have been displace: the humanitarian crisis is appalling and there is no sign that it will end any time soon. >> gazaens are asking why aid
and supplies are not being dropped in gaza as they have been in northern iraq or elsewhere. >> reporter: i think gazaens have been accustomed to the fact that they have been blockaded from the world. this is a siege that has been going on for eight years. the question is more how they end it than why the international community has not responded. people here are forgotten until rockets start flying and people are killed. we would like to see in gaza is for that to change. >> would you say that hamas retains popular support? >> i would say it is not so much about hamas as it is about a sense of defiance that is palatable. here. hamas is one among many groups
that exist here in gaza as your viewers probably know. the sense is that we've come this far, 1,900 plus people have died and no one wants to see that all be in vain. whether or not the fighting continues is not really the issue. the issue is whether once a cease-fire is finally brokered, the siege will end. the focus right now is not so much on the complete ending of the siege, which is a complete border of borders, but rather the ability of appliance to access the outside world particularly through a port which i'm standing 100 meters from. that port has been out of commission for eight years and has not been fully functional since the 1967 war 1967 war. they would like to see an end to that. the vase have not responded to these requests and until that happens the feeling of gazaens is that the israelis continue to wage war on the palestinians
whether it be through f-16 and blockades. >> would the people of hamas like israel t-- >> they would like not to give up their right to exist. i don't think anyone here would support an unilateral demilitarization without equivalent compromise on the part of the israelis. >> thank you very much. you're watching the news hour on al jazeera. i'm stephen coal. still to come, the ambitious goal to eliminate pedestrian deaths in the big apple. and the president has promised to end hunger we look at forest communities to look at the results.
and in sports find out what happened to tiger woods. >> at least four people have died in protesters asking for nouri al-maliki to resign. joining me now from islamabad, kamal, tell me how the trouble began and why it began? >> reporter: well, the trouble began when a cleric living in canada returned to lead the revolution to get rid of the government in islamabad, that was elected a little over a year ago. the government decided to remove
the barricades around his house, and it was at that point that there were scuffles with the his that led to the problem. the security forces say it has not happened, however it has been scuffle with the police in many years of the punjab. the police of the punjab may have overreacting causing huge problems. i've spoken to someone who says that the situation in gradually coming back to normal even though they continue to insist that he will hold rallies in that city. >> why is he coming? what does he want to achieve, this cleric? >> reporter: first of all there is a grand swell of anti-government feeling.
the feeling that the government has failed. it's not just qadri alone. a former cricketing hero is threatening to march on islamabad on the 14th of august, which is less than five days. and if they join hands now interesting to let you know that islamabad is also being seen right now a little while ago driving into the city i could see containers being put on the main highways, and there is no fuel available, so it's not just the city, but we're going to see more here in the next few days. >> kamal hyder reporting from islamabad. thank you, kamal. >> the court ordered the muslim brotherhood assets to be
liquiditied. it has sent supporters to prison. the government called it with a terrorist group last year. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste was sentenced for helping the know june. they have received seven years in prison and bader mohammed was sentenced an extra year for having a spent bullet that he picked up at a protest. in the capitol of tri tripoli protesters attacked each other in the center of the capitol. many people are trying to escape the violence in tripoli by heading for misrata. >> reporter: more families on the run. hundreds of them have tried to
escape the violence by mom to go misrata. >> one of the shells hit a street 100 meters away from my house. my brother-in-law came from an area close to the airport. and his family follows him. he spoke of tragedy over there. [ explosion ] >> reporter: it's the militias were misrata that are leading the fighting in tripoli. they're trying to take over the airport that has been defended bit militia. the fighting has gone on over a month and kill almost 200. the capitol is almost too dangerous. >> we received the families provide financial aid, then we give them free accommodation. then make contact with them to respond to their needs. >> reporter: holiday resorts have been turned into refugee
camps for the families. from there they watch as the city edges closer to a civil war. as allies fight together, now fighting each other. the attacks have led to embassies to close. and foreigners have left the country. >> protesting the encampment of activists at the square. activists refuse to leave the square. they have tried to remove the barricades that have blocked the main street. the ukrainian government has managed to push out separatist rebels out of the east. we have reports of how people
are rebuilding their lives after weeks of fighting. >> they are learning how to help those affected by this war. the fighting has stopped but the scars left by the battle run deep, and more and more people need the help of counselors like these to cope. many of the victims in slovyansk are too young to understand why their world was turned upside down. >> everyone is anxious and worried about the future. it's very hard for people to deal with this unstable situation and to find resources to cope. the symptoms we see in children are speech impediments, bedwetting, anxiety and fear of certain sounds. >> reporter: around this city there are constant reminders of what happened here. relative calm has been restored after weeks of turmoil. just over a month ago this was the scene of heavy fighting. reconstruction work here have started. but questions linger about how
to rebuild lives. and how to help those coming from further afield. not far from the city a place renown for peace and tranquility. holiday homes now turned into temporary shelters for families. >> every day we're worried about our relatives and we cry. we try calling them but there is no phone connection. i would like to return home today, but we have a terrible war waging there. >> reporter: but tatiana and the four people she shares 24 this tiny shelter with will have to stay put as both sides try to get the upper hand in this conflict. al jazeera, eastern ukraine. >> 135 people have died after a river burst its banks after heavy rains. floodwaters inundated several villages damaging homes and crops. 60,000 people have had to be row
moved to relief camps. in alert for a tropical storm has been lifted after strong winds and heavy rains. the storm caused flooding and left people without any electricity. more than a thousand others have sought shelter in centers. people are bracing for another storm. hurricane julio is expected to track close to the islands on sunday. well, let's talk weather now with richard. coast to coast weather in the pacific. >> meteorologist: it's looking very lively in the pacific. hophopefully hurricane julio will graze by. as we move across towards japan, that's where we have our typhoon that is moving up towards the southern portion of japan. it's another weather front. we have massive rain associated with this over the next 24
hours. so it's just at the bottom end in terms of hurricane katrina gore. so in terms of wind it's not a major feature. probably a surge of .8 perimeter as it pushes in. what will happen is that it will run through the western side. as it goes through we're certainly going to see an onslaught of heavy rain. the track will take it away towards the north, so in terms of rainfall, you're looking at the potential for another 100 to 200 millimeters of rain as we get through the next 4 hours. and then it begins to move away towards the north. so it's going to head up towards the sea of japan and towards the far east of russia. that's where we're going to see another couple hundred millimeters of rain. it's certainly one to watch. stephen. >> thank you very much. a wildfire in u.s. state of
oregon has threatened homes. 4,600 firemen are battling blazes across hundreds of kilometers of forests. new york's mayor wants to eliminate traffic deaths. mayor bill de blasio has released a safety initial. it's a challenging plan for a city of more than 8 million people. kristin saloomey takes a look at it. >> right here. this is where seth was hit. >> this is where he died. >> yes, he died right here. yes. >> the corner of ninth avenue and 53rd street brings a flood of emotion for debra an harold. their son seth was run over by a city bus that was going too fast in 2009. they helped form the group families for safe street.
>> seth was my only child. he was my whole life. we wanted to create a city where this wouldn't happen to other people, and we could do something about it. >> reporter: the group is behind the of thes of new york city mayor bill de blasio who recently signed legislation aiming to eliminate all pedestrian death. 286 people were killed in traffic accidents in the city last year. >> in a city as big and complicated as this is not easy. but we did fought come here to do easy things. we came here to help people. >> reporter: among the package of new laws is a crackdown on bad taxi drivers and reducing the default speed limit to 40 kilometers an hour. speed limits are a big part of improving car safety. the faster a car goes the more damage its likely to cause. one study found reducing speed limits in the city about 15 kilometers an hour would reduce the number of deaths.
the new laws also have the support of city cyclists who know the hazards of interacting with traffic all too well. raising public awareness of the new laws will be a big part of improving safety. >> i've seen improvement of 2007 and 2008 and the number of cyclists getting injured. partially that is because of the better bike lanes, separated infrastructure p partially because there are more people out. drivers are more used to seeing lots of cyclists and are more careful around them. >> sometimes a pedestrian will wave me on as their right to cross first. >> reporter: and police officers will be giving more traffic tickets to enforce the new laws. they say it's a small price to pay for safer streets. kristin saloomey, al jazeera, new york.
>> shortly after taking office, he pledged to eliminate hunger. we go to to see how they have down. >> reporter: today they could afford rice. often they're forced to live on just tortillas and/or go hungry. a single mother she earns $5 a week and gets another 10 from the government for assistance. like other people who live in remote villages, she supports to support her family. >> my kids are not really nourished because we lack meat and fish. we cannot afford to buy meat because it is so expensive. >> reporter: this is one of the poorest communities in the state where chronic malnourishment and
hunger are constant. they lack food, water, education and healthcare. president promised to help families in what he called was a national crusade against hunger back in 2013. >> this isn't just the priority for my government but rather the most important thing we can do to improve and end hunger in mexico. >> reporter: as a result of that action his government claims that 3 million people are in their words eating better. >> the second poorest state in mexico and a third of all recipients of the program live here. while the government claims it's having success some people question just how much. but charities are questioning where the government gets the 3 million figure from. so far it's produced any evidence to back it up. critics say that the initiative is not new but just a continuation of past ones and fewer people are enrolled.
>> from the beginning the government has insisted the 7 million people suffer from mall nourishment or hunger, but the real number could be as high as 22 million. how can we compare the results? the government figures are very suspicious. >> reporter: last month government representatives came to visit promising to provide them with much needed aid. she needs help installing a better irrigation system so she can farm her own vegetables but she's not optimistic. >> they always come making promises they never keep. they never end up doing what they say they will. >> that's skepticism will continue as long as the government fails to show how it's improving the lives of people like giulia. al jazeera, mexico. >> much more to come including a contrasting lives on campus, homeless children in the north. and we're at the edinburgh
festival where we're a long way from russia where the whistle blower edward snowden is. why is he having such an impact here? find out shortly. >> and in sport king james returns home. he's got big plans for the new nba season. so we're all set? yyyup. with xfinity internet your family can use all their devices at once. works anywhere in the house. even in the garage. max what's going on? we're doing a tech startup. we're streamlining an algorithm. what's grandpa doing? hi... sssh, grandpa you don't want to be an intern forever. sorry dad, we have to get back to work, we have a deadline. we're going public! [cheering] the fastest in-home wifi for your entire family. the x-1 entertainment operating system. only from xfinity.
they dropped supplies for the yazidi people who fled after isis fighters captured the town of sinjar. hamas said it will not agree to another cease-fire with israel until all demands have met. rockets have been fired at israel. pakistan more people have died in violent anti-government supporters. they're calling for prime minister sharif to resign. protesting in south africa against israel's bombardment of gaza. these are scenes in cape town. rallies were held in other world series such as london. first let's go to cape town, page was at the rally where archbishop tut turks spoke in solidarity with palestinians. >> reporter: thousands of people
are taking part in this march from all different religious. this is one of the biggest protests we're seeing here in south africa after weeks of similar marchs and rallies. south africans feel close to the palestinians and identify strongly with it nelson mandela once compared the suffering of south africans to it. friends of his are in this cro crowd, including apartheid activists. >> freedom from humiliation, from persecution, from the policies. that is is a righteous cause.
it is a righteous cause. it is god's own cause. god created us for freedom. >> let's go to hyde park in london. tell us about the demonstration there. >> reporter: well stephen there are already thousands of people here in hyde park in central london, you can probably see them behind me, but more are still arriving. the starting point for a string of demonstrations was actually the headquarters of the british broadcasting corporation. many activists believe that the bbc coverage has not supported the coverage. that's something that bbc denies but they have been prod casting an appeal by the emergency committee which has raised $6 million in emergency aid for gaza. that's positive development for
people here. they're also calling on the government to do more to help the people of gaza. the british government are sending medical volunteers to the region to help some of the wounded in gaza. they contributed $20 million in emergency relief. but a lot of people want to see now an arms embargo on selling weapons to israel. that's something that actually supported by britain's deputy prime minister. it remains to be seen whether actually there will be more traction politically for that cause. but at least for now it's clear that according to the organizers here more and more people are joining the demonstrations to say enough is enough, and the conflict has to end. >> all right, nadinm, thank you for that. reporting from a demonstration in london at hyde park. holding election rallies before sunday's historic vote. the frontrunner is the current prime minister, it will be the
first time that the turkish people will be able to vote directly for a president. we go to the final campaign rally. i take it it's a very good atmosphere, jamal, it's filled with prime minister supporters, and he must be the frontrunner for the presidency. >> they were singing his name, chanting his name. the thousands gathered. the people here believe potentially this election is a done deal, however, it has not been an easy ride, and it won't end as an easy ride for the prime minister because he's not without his critics, and those critics have been turning up in their rallies for the other two
candidates tha. addressing the crowd on the strong international policies that the government has been pursuing in the over a decade that he has been at the realm of this government. he has spoken about syria and somalia and talking about how turkey has the responsibility to the international community in helping the oppressed, and helping the less fortunate, something that has gone down very well with the crowd hyped me. >> i mentioned in the first question about the prime minister being a favorite for the presidency, but is he? describe the opposition and who is exciting against him. >> well, essentially the main contender is a man who was an
international diplomat. he head the union of muslim countries. he migrated to turkey at age 26, so he does not have the same popular support base that erdogan has. but he has garnered support around him. these parties are historically divided amongst themselves and often bicker and in reference to erdogan challenging his opponent saying if you want to challenge me for real then you have to change yourself back to the reality of a modern turkey or you will remain as an opposition. that's where many people view while erdogan has had his faults the fact that there was no ability for credible opposition to be mounted in the sense, there was as much popular crass roots supports amongst all
classes of turkish societies. unless someone like that emerges, that party and erdogan and allies will continue to be at the forefront of turkish politics for years to come. >> thanks, jamal. in syria ten people have been killed in the rebel held district and al jazeera is unable to verify the picture but allegedly show the aftermath of the attack. a barrel bomb was dropped on a complex where a dozen people were injured, godluck jonathan has approved a $11 million plan and they have declared national emergencies. 961 people have died from their disease. two of them in nigeria. in the central republic.
many would leave. if they could. >> they're clearing the ground in the hope that families fleeing religious-based violence could return. the men get paid to do this. they need soldiers to protect them an. >> they need the protection because on both sides there are still extreme elements. officially they are attached but they make sure tha that of the process. >> they have killed thousands of people, destroyed homes and divided the mining town of boda. the church is the home for some of those displaced. there are about 2,000 people
living in this church compound. they've been here for nearly search months. they are all christians and say they can't believe because their homes have been destroyed and they don't feel safe. people need food, water, clothes, toilets and medicine. the church can't cope with the numbers. >> the priority for people to go back to their home and live in peace. more children have been born here living in these tents. people should not have to live like this in boda. >> reporter: boda is in the west of the country where there are a few muslims left. they say they are trapped and cannot move on. >> we can't leave. they will attack us on the road and chop us to pieces. it has happened to people before. >> reporter: what happened as a political conflict, the mood in many parts of the country suggest many people are not yet
ready to forgive and forget. al jazeera, boda in the central african republic. >> in japan tens of thousands of people marking the 69th anniversary of the u.s. atomic bombing of nagasaki. shin did you abe and u.s. ambassador carolyn kennedy attended the service. the suffering endured by north carolina's homeless children is being highlighted in seoul. we report from the south korean capitol. >> reporter: they huddle over a stone. these images released showing street children in 2010. it's the kind of life that was leading two decades earlier. at a gallery in seoul he
recounts how his childhood was shattered by the death of his mother and then his father by starvation four years later. he was thrown in jail with 22 others. he was one of two to survive. >> i had no one to rely on. i had long parted from my procedure. i decided to come to sout south korea while in prison. when i got out i had to take care of my body first. i weighed 35 kilograms if. >> ohio lights the street children that is being stranged to help defectors who make their way to south korea. forced out on the streets with her mother and sister after the death of her father. >> we would go to mountains and cut trees to sell wood in the market. the three of us were all female. there was no axe or saw.
we would just bend it on my mom's knee to break it. >> reporter: as we see last year when nine tried to defect here to south korea through los laos. children claim they had been kidnapped and thanked kim jong-un for reques rescuing them. this is to highlight the contrasting fates of those born in the north and south of this divide country. >> it's been more than a year since edward snowden leaks american spy programs. we have reports from the world's biggest art festival in scotla scotland. >> reporter: word of edward snowden 18 months ago, they know
who he is now, though. his revelations of surveillance has given his government headaches. but he has give artists at the festival inspiration and ideas. >> reporter: it was one of the big themes of 2014. watching shows of people watching people. when it comes to the subject of big brother the audience can't get enough. just look at lights. this is a dark vision of an utopian future. it's all or w orwels "1984". >> what was seen before as farfetched and paranoid is now the reality. we're watching on skype and text message and i feel uncomfortable with people watching me without consent. i want to engage in that debate. i want to make a piece of theater that makes people think about this.
>> reporter: "notoriously yours" comes from edinburgh all the way from australia. a tale of lies, sex, and this is a way to spark the debate. >> this is interesting to a lot of writers and theater makers and artists generally to be living in this time when this huge of a large of electronic information is swirling around us and it has very strong political dimensions and strong personal dimensions. >> reporter: performers are used to being watched. and audience increasingly, too, but in a very different way. the question is how long will they tolerate it, and do they have any choice in the matter. >> coming up on the news hour, together at last after 1303 years the reunion giving home to the families of argentina's stolen children. and football's most feared
only on al jazeera america >> almost 40 years hundreds of grandparents in argentina have been search forgive their stolen grandchildren. many were babies and the military took them away during argentina's so-called dirty war. and then illegally put them up for adoption. as reports from buenos aires one grandmother's dream has finally come true. >> he is with his grandmother
estela. an image in argentina. high profile group of grandmothers an organization that searches for their stolen grandchildren. >> the meeting was marvelous. wonderful hugs, totally unexpected. >> guido is the 114th stolen child discovered and put in touch with his birth family. there are hundreds more out there who have not come forward. some know. others suspect. others probably have no idea. >> this situation that i'm living through that others have experienced can serve to boost the search so we can all understand the need to heal some of these wounds that have been open for so long. >> this grandmother is still waiting. they were taken by military authorities in october 1976 and
never seen again. they believe that her daughter-in-law had a boy. >> they always talked about a boy called martin because they knew he would an boy. so i continued to search for a blond boy with blue eyes who was given that name 36 years ago. >> reporter: delia is one of the founders of the campaign of the group who demands to know what happened to the people killed under military rule. her hope is that she'll be celebrating with her own grandson next. >> it gives us strength. it gives us open. i feel martin is close. i feel manhattan is close. >> reporter: 114 recovered grandchildren. argentina is celebrating gradually appeals the wounds from its dark path. for 31 years after the military left office its still battling for answers searching for justice.
some of the grandmothers have died without finding their lost grandchildren. her confidence boosted that she, too, will meet her lost grandson and find some comfort from a tragic past. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> good news story and more good news now in sport across. >> thank you very much. stephen, well, euro mcilroy looks to be in major form. the northern irishman has an one shot lead going into saturday's third round. he's on 9 under par, a shot clear of jason day and jim furyk. mcilroy has won his last two tournaments and now he's aiming for his fourth major. he finished with this birdie for a round of 67. >> i scored well today. golf was not quite as pretty at times, played well for the most
part took advantage of some holes whenever we got a break in the weather like this. scored really well, and really happy with that, yes. >> other big names in contention. lee westwood did not do himself too many favors on friday. he slowly four shots behind mcilroy. a look at this, yet to win a major. the 25-year-old american getting closer all the time. he's two off the pace on at 7 under. phil mcel son is right up there on six under. >> it's fun to be back in it, to have a chance, to feel that the game is there and hoping that i find something to work with because a challenge. >> but tiger woods is out of the tournament after missing puts
like this. he missed the cup for the fourth time in his career. finished up on 6 over par and still appeared to be struggling with that back injury, and missed out on automatic qualification for next month's ryder cup. he said he's focused on getting back to full fitness. >> i'm hoping as fast as i can. i felt like i wasn't that far away when i came back at quicken loans, but obviously the more i play, you can't develop strength at the same time you're playing a lot. i need to get back in that gym and get stronger. >> football the french league got under way on friday and last season's where he left off. scoring twice against federer. the french champions were held to a 2-2 draw. good fortunat fortune in the second. he had not won in four years
now. lebron james has made his intentions clear. he wants to win a championship with cleveland. the fourth time mvp was attending a welcome home rally on friday. he recently rejoined the cavaliers after four years with the miami heat where he won two nba titles. lebron growing up not far from cleveland said he's back for good and will deliver some hometown glory. >> i'm--i don't have the energy to do it again. my number one goal is to win a championship here. and i think it would be the gradesthe greatest achievement in my life. >> team usa, u.s. defending champion this event has been hit by a number of talents and the loss of paul george through injury. the competition gets under way in spain at the end of the
month. another record breaking day for sri lanka. he scored 221 coming in the first test against pakistan. this effort taking him past nine double centuries. it looks to be heading for a draw. >> having quite a tournament in toronto after knocking out world number one djokovic. he reached semifinals against andy murray. they have won nine of the ten previous meeting against the french men. >> and sure ren serena williams won a test. the world number one took the next two 7-5 to seal the win and she'll now face her sister venus.
you can read more www.aljazeera.com/sport. also details get in touch with us on twitter and facebook. that is your sport for now. >> thank you, andy. no women's rugby in that. africa fashion week is showcasing the brightest fashion, looks and connecting designers with key players in the industry. it's happening at a time when african designs are being used by some of the world's top labels. >> african fashion week keeps getting bigger. two days of continuous cat shows over 50 designers, some of them making debuts, some of them well established, and they come from every corner of africa. on the fridges dozens of suppliers, start ups and models all eager to make connections and get the exposure for their
brands out of africa. it's one of the biggest fashion capitols. the event's founder and driving force. >> african fashion is like a new fashion revolution. you can't ignore it. it's everywhere. if you go into the main treatment shop, most of their prints are inspired by africa. >> reporter: and the african input on the cat walk was very clear. bold colors and bold prints. this is about connecting the best african designers to a contact to make a go of it on the global marketplace but there is an acute sense here that any success or profits need to feedback into african economies rand the people who work in them. first timer here. from sierra leone. she's ambitious. but she has a very clear connection with her roots and with her responsibilities to
people back home who helped her. >> hopefully what i would love to do is to have a factory in sierra leone producing these pieces for me. at the moment i'm using a factory in poland. but what would be lovely is to build a factory and provide jobs for people there. >> the harsh reality is that for all their talent to launch globally these designers still need a place like london as a platform. the challenge is to build sustainable businesses that feedback to the people and the places that provided their inspiration to make sure that their ideas are not simply exploited by big international labels, and that they can deliver these africa designs to the global market on their own. simon mcgregorwood, al jazeera, london. >> stay with us here on al jazeera. we'll guide you through the next half hour. stay with us.
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