... this is al jazeera. >> welcome to the news hour with me, david foster in the next sixty minutes. the fight against al shabaab, the armed group tells al jazeera it's been attacked by western special forces. the mall attackers, kenyan police identify four men blamed for the killings at a nairobi shopping center. >> the iran super leader gives his take on the diplomatic break through with the united states. >> i am barbara in london with the news from europe including
survivors of the my grant boat disaster pay their respects to those who lost their lives. >> i am kim v. nell in london. there has been an attack on an al shabaab based on a town in the somali coast according to somalia intelligence officials who arrived by sea although turkey and the u.k. involve any involvement. al shabaab says one of its fighters was killed weeks after al shabaab attacked a shopping mall in nairobi. >> under the control of al
shabaab, attacked last night by wide wrest earn forces. they targeted a house on the beach. they came from the sea but all forces were ready and started shooting at them. there was heavy fight that lasted for an hour and a half. when they realized they failed, they fled toward the sea and took fast boats that were waiting for them. there were wide western fors. after an investigation, we can confirm they were british and turki turkish. we have inflicted heavy losses on them. we have confirmed that we have injured 5 of them and killed one. the one who died was brist issue. one was turkish. only one of our fighters were killed. we knew they were going to attack one of the areas on al shabaab controlled. we are aware that. >> we have reporters in kenya and in somalia. peter greste is in mogadishu.
we begin with this from peter >> reporter: we understand around 2:00 o'clock this morning, special forces, soldiers attacked a house on the beach that was spairnth full of alapparently full of al shabaab forces they apparently had specific intelligence that was saying several high-value targets, commanders of al shabaab problems even including the group's leader were in the house at the time. they say that the attack was successful, although they say that they believe that will mugubadani escaped unharm. if went on for about an hour and a half. and only one of its soldiers was killed and it was a regular soldier. there are no senior commanders there at the time. al shabaab insists it was british and turk issues special
forces involved in the operation. we can't say who, in fact, was behind it until we get some form of official confirmation. but this does seem a way not only of targeting al shabaab members but demonstrating to the group that they, too, are vulnerable, that they can be attacked in their base that's remote and as baraway. the problem now seems to be what happens next. the areas around al shabaab are all controlled by the african union troops that are here but their group for the past year and a half, there are people asking plenty of questions about whether it is possible to launch a major ground offensive to tighten the screws on al shabaab or whether they will be reduced to pinpoint strikes like the one we saw earlier today. >> kenyan police said on saturday only between 4 and 6
armed ones were involved in the attack that left 71 people dead. they have named four of those who they believe were involved. andrew simmons in mambasa has those details. >> hours after the official release, we see pictures showing four gunman walking non-chalantly around the storeroom and on the supermarket hours after the joint attack beca began came a statement naming the four gunmen. one named is thought to be from somalia. and one name that could be an ail yes, sir or assumed name and omar namub lived here for 16 years and left for somalia with a relative thought to be an uncle. the u.n. monitoring group say he
may be a relative, the most wanted operative in the region who was killed in 2009 in a u.s. strike led by the navy seals. as far as the others go, we know al kami and numar are known to be members of a hynian group, from the u.n. monitoring group. as far as questions being answered by these names and video, they aren't because thwh the government was saying 10 to feet raided the supermarket, not only that, they also said that five were killed. were these peel killed or not in the initial stages? on day 2 or day 3? what happened? still, these questions remain unanswered along with what exactly happened so the hostages in that -- to the hostages in that supermarket at that time of
shear horror. >> that was andrew simpmons. the somali government facing a difficult fight against al shabaab. the group controlling vast parts of somalia's countryside. with the help of ethiopian groups in charge around mogad h mogadushu and along the borders with kenya and ethiopia. director for the center of political military analysis had he hudson institute joining us from washington, d.c., richard, are african union troops in control of those areas around? that would seem to suggest some al shabaab fighters couldn't escape from there. >> it does not look like they have a presence but they don't have firm control. so it's not -- it's something
that could be penetrated by the escaping now of shabaab fighters. >> the best way to get at them if you were thinking about launching an attack would be the way it happened from sea? >> well, it depends. if you were to use special forces, yes. that or by helicopter. and it's clear all of the reports say there were some people came by sea. there are some that say they came, also, by helicopter, but some did not. the alternative, of course, is there is drones involved. they don't present the risk of furualties on the attacker's side but there is a higher risk of civilian cas yu89ties. if you send in special forces, you can be a little more clear who you are going to shoot, particularly if they wanted to seize a particular person or sees some records or other activities. you would want to use and there is a risk they are going to be
killed or captured. >> is it likely that this was a group of turkish and british troops as a shabaab have suggested, or would there be members, perhaps, of the american military involved as well? >> well, i am not aware of turkish forces being involved in such an operation. there has been -- those countries that have been most active in special forces as far as we know from the media are the french and particularly the americans. so, the -- the various reports about who might have been involved that, it's most credib there were u.s. special forces. there may have been from other nationalities. all of these other governments don't comment or deny because it's something that they are trying to keep, you know, as low key and not to detract from the heroic efforts of the african union forces. >> do you buy the suggestion that the reason in the way that
they did at the time that they did was because it was a high-value target there possibly, mogadani? >> i think that's a very good reason, particularly, close to what happened in kenya, the attacks there. if they had evidence of that, that the 7io person was there, they might want to capture him to find out more details of the attack in order to prevent another or just because there is now he is on the move, it's easier to get them. >> thank you very much. >> that's richard weitz talking to us from washington, d.c. okay. sixteen libyan soldiers have been killed in an attack on a checkpoint south of tripoli, in tahoni that used to be a stronghold of moammar gadaffi. more than 20 people have been killed in attacks across iraq, a suicide bomber blew up a cafe in
takrit, and a car bomb killed 13 people in mozil, gunmen shot down two journalists. as asia pacific current trees try to reach a free trade deal, we look at those in peru whose leaflets have been shattered by cheaper importants. close call on ireland's reverendum. we will have for about a plan to abol inc. the senate. in sport, the top-ranking changes hands for the first time in more than two years. we will have the rest of the sport in about 35 minutes. time to bring you european news now and protests have been held from mosque out to melbourne during a agreeable day of action in support of gre
greenpeace activists being held by russia. they were on board a ship seized last month after crew members tried to climb onto a russian oil rig in the arcticwaters. the country'sphon minister is simple saying it is provacative >> reporter: outside the russian embassy in london, hundreds join the call for the release of 30 greenpeace activists accused ofpiracy. >> i don't think they should be being held. they are not pirates. >> how can they charge them for that? dmoling strawdemonstrators. russian authorities arresting 28 activists and two journalists on board. the organization says thepiracy
charges they now face are unheard of. >> these charges are outrageous. you know, this was a completely peaceful protest. we have been involved in peaceful protests in the russian arctict on wahaling. we have never faced this kind of situation before. they have launched legal action over whether russia had the right to seize the ship at all. >> i have never seen this in all my years as a lawyer. they understand what charges they need to defend themselves or what they have done wrong. >> they could get up to 15 years in prison if they are convicted. people hearsay the call for them to be released won't start until russian authorities lift them. >> oil rig says the activists put their staff in danger. did hopes to again oil production later this year.
kim vanell, london let's go to ireland. results show a slight majority of voters want to keep the senate. it's a defeat for the government which wanted to scrab the 60 member chamber to save money. let's talk to currentlyist lynn murray from dublin. thank you. it seems that a troubled eurozone economy has the chance to save million dollars and send some politicians home. they didn't take that at any time. what happened? >> well, it's a bit of embarrassment for the irish government because when the current primary minister, back in october, 2090 said his government said about is ptarmigan reform and they were going to abolish the upper house, the irish senate. the feeling being that the
senate was inc. effective, it had no powers and all it has done since 1937 some simply rubber stamplit legislation that has come to the lower house. so over the last number of months, campaign has gotten underway. the appeal said the senate will be set aside. when irish people went to the poilus, it seems they decided to punish the government for the current program of austerity making life very difficult as a result of the economic christ. an attempt to abolish the senate means the government is with the irish senate forever more. >> i guess they can't reform it as they had promised to do or reform the government as a whole when they got elected >> over the next mur of months and indeed next year or so until the next general election, which should be around april 16th, the
government is going to come under a severe pressure from opposition parties to reform the irish senate to make it more effective and give it more what's called scombridae knee powers so that it can go through every line of legislation that comes from the doha and make any changes it needs for, coming out of brussels on eu affairs which has passed the senate, doesn't have enough scrutiny powers. >> that's one of the things that the prime minister and the finnegan officials are going to have to look at. i am sure the 20 mid your o pour year it takes to run the irish senate will in the end turn out to be good value for money and a high freys professionalprice. >> sir, thank you. >> the olympic flame has been handed from greece to russia in
a ceremony for the winter games next year. it was lit from a caldron. it was then given to the russian deputy prime minister, kozak. it will be carried 65,000 kilometers around russia in a record-setting delay before finishing in soshe, the open be day of the games. earlier, gay rights protectors staged outside the propolis musek museum. they announced the so-called ban of homosexuality. only small numbers turned out. police say it was peaceful. we will have more news a little later in the program. now, let's go back to doha.
>> u.s. president barracks obama says he does not expect the government shut down to last. he spoke of his willingness to, he said, negotiate changes to his healthcare reform but he says congress first should reopen government and raise the upper limit, the amount being borrowed. it was shut down and that started on tuesday after congress failed to agree on a bucket. live to washington, d.c., ross cylinder jordan has the very latest. i know celtal stuff. try to hit some of the most important parts for us. >> the most important part, david, is that the defense secretary, chuck hagle, has decided to recall most, if not all of the 400,000 defense department employees, not just here in the united states, but around the world, who had been furloughed for the past five days. there is going to be a telephone briefing but the defense department has released a statement with the secretary's legal guidance that he says he
is using it in order to bring the civilian employees back to work perhaps as early as monday. this has been a very contentious part of the government shutdown because the pentagon said very early on, even before the congress failed to reach a continuing resolution or temporary funding bill, as it were, that it would have to affect hundreds of thousands of people and affect services that go to the care and wellbeing of the active duty military. so when you consider that the secretary has made this decision, it's a pretty big deal. also consider, david, the past couple of hours, the house house of representatives has passed unanimously a bill that would basically give back pay to all civilian employees of the u.s. government, not just those at the pentagon while this partial government shutdown is in place.
it seems to be offiif there is analysis to be made here that apparently republicans are starting to realize that the scope of the federal government into ordinary americans lives is becoming more apparent to americans, particularly those who vote for these same members of congress and so, you see them actually pushing forward all of these efforts to try to pay for programs as opposed to doing what the obama administration wants, which is simply bring everyone back to work as soon as possible. >> ross, thanks very much indeed. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has warned it could affect the country at an international level. he has been taking the place of barack obama in barley. the president had to cancel his trip because of the shutdown. one of the issues is a controversial u.s.-led trade
deal which has been criticized potentially pushing out smaller markets. worse, some say the trade agreement would make matters worse. from lima, the capital and the largest city in peru. >> edwin wawa was a successful businessman until a year ago. now, a family member helps him sew on the busiest days. he had to fire his 10 employees. only one of 15 sewing machines are at work. >> the business has reduced by 80% in the last year. being paralyzed is like being bankrupt. i only keep going because i have a few faithful clients. >> edwin is one of over 30,000 clothing manufactures that sell in gamara, the largest textile
operation in beirut. chinese clothes flooding the market are crushing sales of peruvian goods. >> manufacturers say it is impossible to compete with chinese prices. on average, chinese clothes cost a third of production costs here 2000 businesses have bankrupt and more than 4,000 businessmen are leaving this area to work at home so they can lower their costs. >> businessmen say a free trade agreement signed with china are tearing their businesses apart. >> the state is not promoting industrialization which is needed for jobs. this only benefits large importanters. >> the consumer office is investigating whether chinese clothing is being imported at subsidized or below-cost prices but chinese officials in peru say there is no evidence their
products break world trade organization agreements. >> there has always been chinese clothes, even before the free trade agreement. it may have increased because labor in peru is not cheap anymore. that means people must start thinking of doing something else. >> reshaping his business will be tough for moranez. >> we are in a crisis because the job allowed me to have money, educate my children, but i have never been so economically tight. >> without any preorders, he doesn't have money to start another business. he is selling his machines and, for now, is selling sodas to makens meet. maria sanchez. >> a spate of injuries in a series of toranados that have hit the midwestern america. homes and businesses in the states of neb raska, iowa. the national service says it's not clear how many toranados
there were. they were all part of after, quote, super cell, storm system that moved in to the midwest after it dropped almost three feet of snow. the family of one shot dead tried told ram a white house security barrier with her car is questioning what the woman did. she was suffering from depression when she led washington police on a car police that named outside the u.s. capitol. >> why was my sister shot and killed with her 1-year-old daughter in the car, and she was unharmed? why? my mother deserves to know why. we deserve to know why and we deserve a proper notification that carry's sisters ask and demand for it. my mother demands it and respects that. iran's supreme leader said that he sports president hassa
hassan rhouni's efforts to improve recess with the united states. he said he was ready to negotiate on the military program. until his first comments, he also expressed reservations. >> we support the government dmrot attic approach but some were not appropriate. we are optimistic towards diplomacy. the u.s. government is arrogant, unreliable and breaks pros. the united states admission strain is controlled by zine accidents adults. >> disapproval may not be quiet genuine. >> i think the good cop, bad cop scenario applies more appropriately that will that telephone conversation, which is
between mr. rhouni and mr. obama to which mr. homney could not have been made without mr. ho mr. homey's prior little and approval. given the backlash some of his hard line constitweanings comes up with, i wonder if he felt it necessary to try and appease them by making commence of this nature. i don't think that the subsequent comments he made regarding the unbelievable part is on so so, that this course which has been disappointed barked upon by mr. rhouani that. >> the flight of lebanon
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>>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. the main stories here for you on al jazeera. turkey and the u.k. have denied any involvement in a raid on an al shabaab place in somalia. al shackab has accused carrying out an attack. one fighter was killed. kenyan people have named four people it says were responsible for the attack. filmed by security cameras calmly working through a store in the west grateful complex. >> people have been killed in at least four attacks across iraq.
the attacks were in places in cities of baghdad, takrit and mosul. news out of syria, fierce battles between rebels and government forces continuing across the country shing an attack on a government military base. said to be an attack of the syrian in government forces. 400,000 syrian children have fled to neighboring lebanon since the start of the forklift in syria. the u.n. says less than one quarter of that number is getting any formal education. many of those unable to go to school are on the street working
to sur arrive >> reporter: >> this boy's family was forced to flee. more than a yearer, he is still without education and he clearly feels that he doesn't belong in his new home. >> because we are syrian, lebanese do not let us go to school. >> there are others here like omar, almost two million syrians dropped out of school because of fighting and displacement in their country. zahadi was hoping to secure a future for her children in lebanon >> i can't do anything. my children are prisoners. i have been asking organizations for help. so far, no one has helped. >> the united nations says there are about 400,000 syrians of school age in lebanon. to help provide educational
assistance but it wasn'tability because of lack of funds. public schools here don't have enough space to accommodate the refugees. >> so many end up on the streets. akmed and his brother, omar shine shoes for a living. on a good day, they could earn up to $20. there are no official numbers of syrian children who have now joined the work force. international organizations say there they are helping their parents survive. >> they are coming traumatized after being subject to violence and abuse. and now, they are becoming the bread winner of their family due to the economic hardship. >> these children are at risk of an exploitation and abuse. and the united nations has warned millions of them will become a lost generation. akmed and omar may have survived the violence but undoubtedly they are part of the continuing war. beirut. >> the al jazeera mood i can't network is again called for the release of staff detained in egypt since august.
they have been in jail for two and three months now. the network paid tribute to them and their families celebrating media freedom, free speech. >> capital of guatemala is one of the world's most vast cities, about six people are murdered every day. with under-funded police and medical teams and the volunteer fire brigade is usually the first on the scene. david mercer has more >> reporter: it's 2:00 o'clock in the morning. guatemala's city's volunteer fire fighters respond to a call. a man has been stabbed in the chest. his pulse is feint. he is bleeding heavily. his heart stops for a movement. the firefighters struggle to bring him back. they get him to the hospital alive. their mission complete.
>> we save lives and enjoy doing it >> reporter: part paramedics. part fire fighters, the volunteer force is a life line for guatemalans. the people working in dispatch here tell me they receive about 3,000 calls every day. these are emergencies taking place throughout the country. it just shows how important the work is voluntary fire fighters are doing. with its tiny budget, the brigade counts on people like jorge chu. dr. chu heads up a three-year pilot program to teach newcomers emergency medical techniques. >> a lot of people, you know, don't have a lot of resources but they have the urge of learning. they have the will trying to go to the extra miles with the little that we have. there is no shortage of opportunities to prove their skills. here, a pregnant woman gives birth in her car after getting stuck in traffic on route to the
emergency room. dr. chu and another volunteer helped deliver the baby and then escort the family to the hospital. >> here, we have both sides. we have to deal with gunshots and stab wounds and baby delivery. we have both sides of the coin, a happy moment and a sad moment statement on the same call. >> but the hospital refuses to admit the mother and baby. the emergency rooms are beyond capacity. typical on a friday night. the doctor negotiates with the resident doctors. 10 minutes pass and the new mother stays. another call comes in but this time, the volunteers arrive too late. a man has been shot three times. there is nothing to do but cover up the body. and then, the firefighters are off on their next call, a national emergency team.
>> time to go back to barbara with more news from europe. >> david, thank you, survivors of a ship wrecking have paid their respects to fellow my grants who were killed in the tragedy. the search to recover more bodies meanwhile was called off for a second day because of rough seas. a report now >> reporter: >> coffins of the 111 bodies after the ship wrecking and children who did not survive the disaster. most were trying to reach europe. the immigrant reception center, knows who survived have been attempting to piece together their lives. 18-year-old arwed made the journey with his friend. they did not survive the voyage.
still suffering from shock, he remembers some details from that night. >> there was a fire. yeah. about 170 people like us and 365, about, died. >> how did you -- how did you make it over? did you swim? >> a hashed swim. >> authorities at the reception center are attempting to process new arrivals as quickly as possible but they can barely keep up with that challenge. hundreds of people have been arriving every month. more than half of those here are syrian who have escaped the war. the conditions here are barely hab habitable. >> trying to, like, maybe transfer more quickly because the conditions here are not human, and so we also ask to
move them more quickly >> there are around 1,000 people at the reception center but there is only room for 250. that means that many people here, women and children, are forced to sleep outside in the open air. >> those who live here say grieving over the loss of life is the least they can do. the authorities hearsay they need assistance to give those who arrive here the help they deserve and that the eu has to recognize the challenges they face. they may feel that the world is indifferent to their appeal for support. but what is certain is that the boats will continue and as they make it here, the chance for a dignified life in europe is worth the risk of that perilous journey. >> thousands of people have rallied in the greek capitol. the protest was organized by
labor unions to voice opposition to a new round of austerity measures. they called on the government to avoid introducing new taxes and to stop slashing pensions and salaries. a conflict betweenethnic macedonians and al banians ended 12 years ago now but for many children en massedonia, divisions remain in the classroom. authorities say that they want to end segregation but as andrew potter reports, little is actually being done >> reporter: this school is in the village of macedonia with ages between 6 and 10. they are made of old containers. the conditions far from ideal. >> the class is small. the problem in the summer, i don't know how teachers get by in wintertime. the village suffered in the 2001 conflict between macedonians and al bainians.
three people from here are still missing. when two dozen ethnic macedonian's houses were burnt to the ground. >> this is the school in the same village attended by al bainian students. after the conflict, mace doaneians didn't want their children to go there even though the conditions are better. >> we asked them to come and attend this school as was the case before 2001. but the parents decided to keep them in the containers. >> in the nearby town, older students also learn in separate classrooms even though officials point out, this is one high school. >> we had no problem so far. no fights, no hostility. >> macedonia's education m ministry has no solution to the segregation. a new school is to be built and divided into two halves. >> no matter if they are macedonian oral ban crane children. they live in this country and we
will try to find the most appropriate approach and educational system. there is a need for a multi-ethnic education stem. discs remain even for the youngest students. andrew potter. >> those are the main stories making the news here in europe. now, let's go back to david. >> barbara, thank you. vietnam's planning a national recognition of the legendary hero, pho now, he not only out witted france, he inspired movements against col colonial >> he was known as the red napole napoleon, the slightly built man with a legendary status in vietnam, referred as the mastermind behind the humiliating defeat of the french and americans. >> the moment i heard about the
news, i rushed here to get a newspaper. i couldn't believe it but it's true that he is gone. >> he is a legend not only for vietnamese people but also inspiration for many for all over the world. it is a huge loss for our country. >> he had no formal military train can and he faced western forces that were much bigger than his peasants army. but his guerilla tactics defeated french forces in 1954. that unlikely victory still studied in military schools pays the way for the french empire and brought with it the end of european colonialism around the world. two decades later, his strategies took on another military super power, the united states. the fall of saigon in 1975 confirmed his military prowess to end communist rule across a united vietnam. >> with the victory, we put vietnam on the map that created
the conditions for victory over america which led to an independent united vietnam and building a stronger and wealthier country. his victories came at a cost. many were killed and his opponents opposed him of being too ready to incur heavy losses of life to achieve victory. his career took him into politics, but he stepped down as deputy prime minister in 1991. he remained active here meeting his fellow communist revolutionary fiddle castro and former foes like one time u.s. defense secretary, robert mcnamara. in recent years he was too sick to appear in public but he will forever be remembered as a national hero, the man who took on and defeated two of the most advanced armies in the world. al jazeera. well, sport coming up, the teenager who got the english primary out of jail.
rule. foiled by a campaign. from santiago. >> reporter: there are many ways to bring down an authori authoritarian regime. one experience remainnique. 25 years ago, chile said no to eight more rules under augusto pinochet, in a referendum. >> that's an oscar nominated film highlighting the unique publicity campaign that played a major role. the movie which stars mexican actor garcia and many of the original protagnists of the campaign explores how pinochet's opponents with a catchy jingle and the promise to bring down the 17-year dictatorship. >> chile, happiness is on the
way. awe successful everywhere. it was a huge novelty. it made those who were afraid or undecided to vote for change. >> one of the dancers in the t.v. spot, tamara remembers the threats, the fear they all felt of an arrest and first as they divide pinochet who he said wouldn't respect the result. >> we never thought we would win. it was so difficult in that context to believe that the dictatorship would give up with the referendum, but my heart told me i had to at least try. >> the dictatorship bombarded public opinion. the no campaign focused on universal goals like hope, the right to express one's self freely and tolerance of all ideas. >> i don't want somebody to make me, you know. >> that act says the film's
director, is why the chile experience is still valid today. >> what happened here in this little country, latin america 25 years ago, i think, it's very contemporary, something that's actually going on pretty much everywhere. and so it resonates everywhere we. >> 25 years later, tilley is again in the campaign mode. it's time to choose the next democratic government, but, also, to reflect on what went wrong after the dictatorship was defeated. the economic model that chile inherited from general pinochet has not undergone substantial changes. now, millions of chinnians are chileans say too much health is too few hands. they are giving thanks for the day when he was giving his marching orders without a single shot being fired.
newman, santiago. >> manchester united ended a two-game winning streak but their troubles continue. the team nicknamed the black cats giving united a real fright until jose turned around for their fortunes. the 18-year-old scored twice in his first premier league start for the rebels, united 2-1. earlier, the cross city rivals manchester city had an unbeaten season with a 3-1 victory. negrado before sergio agero
struck twice. >> the unbeaten team. both teams played very well. it wasn't an easy match today. more after, it would have been worse, always had some consequence, mentally and physically in the game. >> that's why the character, the team showed today. >> we will have the full results. fulham and new cattle reported victories. real madrid are nil-nil with lavante in the division. later barcelona. the two-two sides, in the bundesliga. keeping their unbeaten start to the season as it finished 1-all. >> the semifinal match between
egypt and sport was called off due to bad weather conditions. the first leg will continue on sunday, according to regulations. had a match finished nil-nil in south africa. rafael nadal has ended a two-year run. that was completed when his semifinal opponent retired hurt during the first head of their match on saturday. the left-hander will face a man in that final. he makes a big turn around for nadal who feared his career could be over with a knee injury >> i was not going to imagine
something like this. i was thinking just trying to return on the court and try to get back on the competition and fill myself competitive again. something happened much faster than what i dreamed. but then, i started to play great in acapulco and since then t has been one of the best. >> women's world number 1 serena williams is also through to the china open final. the american had a back injury t straight set 6-2, 6-2 to reach her 12th final season. she will face number 1 n jankovic. >> i have a little over 24 hours to get back together, obviously playing we had a tough line play on clay earlier this year. she plays well. she has had such a great tournament. and she wants to go one further.
it will be a good match regardless of what happens. i am excited. still be in the tournament. i can't believe i am still in the tournament. so for me, it's an honor to still be here. >> formula one championship leader for the korean grand prix with a 60-pound lead in the standings, his 6th poll position, a 10th of a second faster than louis hamilton in h his. >> new zealand has defended their crown as the best team in rugby but they were made to fight all the way by south africa in johan he is burn needed to explore four tries if they were to secure the rugby championship, they had that in the 58th minute. the all-blacks came from behind to snatch the title with a 38-27 victory. it's also the first win at the
park since 1997. >> that's it for me, david. >> thank you very much indeed. you might not like this. it is said there are eight rats for every human being, and that puts malaysia's rat population around about 220 million. the government has campaigned to contain the number of rodents after the outbreak of a rat-borne disease left 28 people dead. stephanie skawn has more. >> setting a trap to catch a rat, it's a thankless task in one of malaysia's many wholesale markets where the rat population lives with apparent impunity. osman has worked as a city rat catcher for 15 years. growing up in a village, rodents hold no fear for him. he would rather do this than try to rid the city of other pests. his team sets several traps around the market and leaves them overnight to see if they can catch anything.
>> i have probably caught 30,000 rats in the past 10 years. i love my job. i am helping reduce the number of rats in the and the amount of disease. >> that's a good thing, too. as malaysia has launched a campaign to try to reduce the current rat population. they will pay 60 u.s. cents for any rat brought to government disposal centers. there has been a spike in the number of cases of lepto sclerosis, found in rat urine which can be fatal. almost 3,000 people have fallen ill so far this year with the disease, which causes a variety of symptoms including muscle aches and pains. serious infections can cause organ failure. part of the problem lies in poor street hygiene from unlicensed food stores that set up shop around the city. leftover food debris, trash that's not disposed of correctly makes a perfect larder for ver
min to feed on. >> the food goes into the drain and it attracts the rats. if you can keep the place clean can ig we can get rid of them they only go to a place where there is food. >> the next morning, we return to the market to check if the traps have got any rats. we are in luck. the bate left in the cages has snared three rodents. they will be taken away and disposed of humanely. it's a small victory. >> the local rat catchers say they snare about 20 rats each week from this market alone. so that has little impact on the estimated 7 million strong rat population. even the catchers, themselves say they could never eradicate every animal. stephanie skowan. ology that cheerful note, we end this newshour. >> that's it for me david foster and the rest of the team.
this issays america live. i am jonathan betz with a look at today's top stories. the pentagon is ordering most furloughed players back to work, on the pay our military act signed by president obama just before the government shutdown began. about 400,000 workers are affected. president obama is again calling on houseia republicans reopen the government. here is live shot. the shutdown now in its fifth day with no end in sight. the i mpact is complicated by te debt ceiling deadline. midwest has been hit by a string of toranados,