tv Weekend News Al Jazeera June 21, 2015 11:00am-12:01pm EDT
development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... >> welcome to the news hour. i'm live from headquarters in doha. al jazeera calls for the release of its journalist arrested in germany under a warrant issued by egypt. >> the church in charleston has reopened for the first time since the shooting earlier this week that left nine dead. >> the greek cabinet holds an emergency meeting with the threat of a debt default looming large. >> the world marks the first
international yoga day but the idea isn't sitting well with everybody. >> al jazeera is calling for the immediate release of ahmed man sour its journalist detained in germany for egyptian authorities, accused of several crimes. >> ahmed man sour was detained at berlin airport as he waited to board a flight to doha. german police say he is accused of crimes, but they are alleged to have taken place in egypt. mansrur said it may have been due to a deal made during a
recent visit of al sisi. >> his lawyer says the arrest is politically motivate. >> it is in conceive automobile that of an innocent man doing his job he has two leading programs on al jazeera. >> he was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in president by die crow's criminal courts last year on the charge of torturing a lawyer on tahrir square in 2011. he wasn't in the country at the time of the alleged crime. it's because of these baseless charges that interpol rejected egyptian's request for an international arrest warrant against man sour.
peter greste was eventually released and deported home to australia, now he and his two colleagues mohamed fahmy and baher mohammed are facing a retrial. germany is urged to release mansour immediately. he said in a statement: mansour is one of the world's most respected journalists. ed leader of the green party tweeted the german government must explain arrest of mansour in berlin. highly questionable. germany must not be sisi's henchman. the arab organization of human
rights and dozenses of other rights organizations condemned mansour's arrests. protestors gathered in berlin to show solidarity with the detained journalist and demand his release. he is one of the most renowned journalist. his arrest symbolizes foch more. it is the fear that democratic countries could start doing the arresting for a military regime. >> the arab organization for human rights has condemned mansour's arrest and called for his immediate release. germ the organization also says mansour confirmed that he had proof interpol did not have a warrant for his arrest. >> let's go to paul brennan outside the detention center in
berlin and joins us from there now. what more have you managed to gasoline about his arrest? >> well, he was arrested yesterday lunch time, saturday lunch time at airport in berlin just as he was about to board a flight to doha. the initial belief was that it was an interpol red notice, which is a notice which interpol issues to member countries in order to try to detain people wanted by a third party country but that understanding appears to have been misplaced. interpol we understand does not have any red notice outstanding against mr. mansour. this appears to be a bilateral arrangement between germany and egypt, egypt having made request for this arrest. mr. mansour is currently held in the state police building over my shoulder on the edge of berlin, but we've been told in the last hour that he's going to be moved to a prison overnight which is more into the center of
berlin, and then on monday morning, he will go before the attorney general and although there have been hearings in relation to this careless today sunday, they were more formality type hearings, just looking at the properness of the paperwork not actually going into any substantial way looking at the allegations, where as on monday, we'll have the attorney general involved, and the attorney general will look in more detail at the actual allegations and we hope make a formal decision as to whether or not mr. mansour's detention can be justified. it is entirely possible he could be freed tomorrow. >> potential this could flare up dip lope mattically, if not. >> well, yes. while the hope of course is that mr. mansour will be freed by the german authorities on that monday nevertheless, the allegations which he faces
although they're not sketched out, although they're not detailed with any great detail in the arrest warrant as we understand it, my understanding from one of the lawyers is that mr. mansour's accused of having harmed the reputation of egypt substantially, as well as this allegation which is strenuously denied of torture. now, the fact is that mr. mansour holds joint british and egyptian citizenship. that puts it into -- and then of course we've got the german authorities involved. we are on the brink of a real international incident here and of course, it's a very unwelcome spotlight for germany which obviously prides itself on sort of being at the heart of the european union and democratic process. >> that's the very latest there from berlin. >> to the united states, where the church that was the site of a deadly shooting reopened four days after a gunman killed the pastor and eight others.
♪ >> back in the emanuel a.m.e. church in charleston, south carolina, police investigating if there is a link between the gunman and a racist manifesto found on line. let's go live outside the church. an important moment for the community to come together and reflect on this terrible week that's just passed. >> it really is, very incredible sceneles outside the church. it is quiet a solemn scene but uplifting, as well with people cheering or chanting gospel songs. led me give you a scene of what it's like out here now. several hundred people and you said the church, people that were not able to get seats inside, the road has been blocked off so people can be outside and listen to what's happening inside the church via
big speakers that are out here. we see a wide cross section of society as everyone really coming together, as we know, it's a historically black church and a lot of the caucasian community is out here, showing support for the families of the nine people that were terribly killed. now we did see in the state capital in colombia an yesterday, saturday, a protest of over 1,000 people protesting a very controversial flag they say they want down. daryl boyles was shocked so had to take a picture of it. the confederate flag with symbol of racism to many still flies on the statehouse grounds in south carolina, just days after nine african-americans were killed inside a historic black church allegedly by a white man with racial grievances. the flag was used by the confederate army who fought to secede from the u.s. for among other things to keep slavery.
it was adopted by the coup clutch clan and the alleged shooter dylann roof also posed with it on photos seen on line. >> it's a symbol of hatred, it's disgusting despicable that we still have this flag flying on our state grounds. >> the flag can only be removed by the state let me lature. supporters saying keeping it flying is about free speech as honors at part of american history. the killings of charleston have again fueled debate of whether it's an appropriate symbol. >> i see disrespect. i see racism. >> on the other side of the capitol is a monument honoring former u.s. senator strom thurmond. he's nope in part for his long battle to try to block the 1964 civil rights act that gave blacks the right to share public facilities with whites. then there's the issue of current laws. the u.s. attorney general is
pursuing the shooting as a possible hate crime. some states call for tougher sentencing and penalties for crimes motivated by hate, but not here. this is only one of five states with no local hate crime legislation. many here say it's another symbol of a racially segregated past that still lives on. >> people who hate, people who have no real tie into humanity, they believe that freedom of speech gives them the right to say anything and not account for it. we have to change that. >> other residents here say race relations have improved. >> i can't speak for a black person but we've been dealing hear in our store for generations dealing with blacks and whites together, and we've never seen anything but, you know kindness. >> back at the scene of the crime, mourners hoping to out of
tragedy can come healing and a better racial understanding, and an end to any symbols no might prevent that. >> dozens of churches here in charleston all rank their bells at the same time, simultaneously the sign of solidarity, the people of this church who also saw people from all over the community coming out again to support the members of this church inside this mass that is going on right now. we did hear a church leader mention the shooting, but said they want to focus definitely on the families of the nine people that lost their lives. that is really the focus today focus on family, focus on coming together grieving, and trying to get through this tragedy that is still very fresh in everyone's hemry's here. back to you in doha. >> thank you. that's the scene of an emotional day in charleston. >> the afghan taliban seized control of a district in the
northern kundu province. the taliban mounted a major offensive over the summer. we have more from kabul. >> this is the front line. afghan army and police on one side of the river taliban on the other. the taliban controls the district, just a few kilometers from the capital kundu city. >> we don't have air support. we don't have proper weapons only m sins. if you fire three bullets the gun jams. we will fight the taliban to the last drop of blood. >> the fighting threatens the city home to thousands who fled nearby villages when the taliban started fighting in the province in april. the taliban takeover came hours
after a roadside bomb killed several people in southern afghanistan. many of them were children. >> those killed in this incident were my family members they've niece and my brother's lives. >> no one claimed responsibility for this attack, but the taliban routinely plants bombs along roads. the taliban attacked the police checkpoint in central afghanistan, killing six police officers. as the muslim holy month of ramadan begins, they keep pressure on afghan forces and the government, jennifer glasse, al jazeera kabul. >> we look at how the war in syria is affecting a small muslim community living in israeli-opened golan heights. >> i'm in baku where pressure on women to have sons could have great consequences for society. >> going from bad to worse
brazilians are losing faith in their national football team. >> to libya now. guards of held after abusing prisoners. let's go to the founder of a civil rights group joining us from beirut. what is your reaction to these videos? >> hello. of course, it's outrage this is unacceptable. i think that the main problem here is that violation of human rights is understood as only
being applicable to people who have not committed crimes is the main concern. human rights are sacred, whether you have committed a crime or not, and these are clear violations, and there should be accountability. there should be transparency from the government. now the government has already spoken out the minister of justice has said that these two guards were arrested. the minister of interior has a press conference and said that they would be held accountable. now the main issue is that the government should show some transparency in this accountability, and not hurricane it up like we always do because of -- and hold these guards accountable. >> clearly there needs to be an investigation now. the question is how deep will it run? >> i think we should keep the pressure up, because it's always been the case here things get hushed up because of certain
mythical pressure from one side or the other side. everybody puts pressure on the government to hush it up or to be lenient because unfortunately, government officials and security forces all belong to certain parties or have affiliations, so i think that we should keep the pressure up and demand for transparency from the government in these investigations and in accountability process. >> all right appreciate your perspective on this. >> the lebanese army said an unhand israeli drone crashed near a mountainous area. the region has a syrian rebel presence and has seen airstrikes by the government in the past. >> the saudi-led coalition
launched new airstrikes against yemen's houthi rebels in aden as battles continue for forces loyal to adou rabbo mansour hadi and houthis in taiz. there are six houthi and allied fighters killed. three houthis were killed by a roadside bomb. u.n. sponsored talks in geneva between the warring factions collapsed on friday. >> the druze community in the occupied golan heights fears for its safety. al-nusra is in control of the area. the druze say only one escape route remains open. last month, 20 druze were killed in idlib. >> there are 1.5 million druze spread across israel, jordan and viewed as her particulars by
al-qaeda and isil. in syria many fought for president assad's regime against the rebels. israel are calling for the army to intervene to protect their fellow druze. chair contemporary of middle east studies in the school of economic and political science says they are caught between two sides. >> one point must be made very clear is that israel is niche laying. they say look, we are the protectors of the druze community inside syria. the military establishment in israel has made it very clear that they would not allow any massacre against the druze community on the syrian israeli
side. they have made very clear that they are welcome to come to israel even though they are basically, they do not really want to exacerbate, aggravate the situation inside syria itself, but the reality is the druze community in syria now is caught between al-nusra on the one hand which has an extreme interpretation of islam and the major war taking place. they do not want to come across as supporting the syrian government. the druze community in syria has tried to be a neutral community not to take sides but now find themselves in the eye of the storm, because the opposition, the syrian opposition led by the elements particular of al-nusra are pushing hard. they have taken over idlib attacking another area where a sizeable druze community exists and now hodor. >> thailand is trying to curb
the illegal ivory trade trying to prove to an international body that its crackdown is making progress. we have this report now from bangkok. >> from huge tusks to small sculptures thousands register their ivory the weight, size and shape all documented, all 150 tons of it. it was part of a month long amnesty program under the countries new ivory act that started in january. >> african ivory is illegal in thailand. if people registered, they would not be charged. >> thigh people believe elephants are sacred and ivory products are also. we couldn't go to the extreme of curbing the trade but we started registration. >> trade of asian ivory is legal. it takes scientific equipment to determine the difference between
asian and african ivory. >> it is not only sacred to thais, they play a large role in regional culture. only male elephants free tusks. african i've representative makes its way here because demand is larger than the supply. >> freeland works to expose and combat illegal wildlife trafficking. they feel there should be a total ban on ivory trading in highland, because it's so difficult to tell the difference and it's a trade that is booming. >> we're seeing this growing demand in luxury items that are often wildlife products and often products from endangered species. because they're endangered, they are harder to get and therefore hold a high erstad at us. >> some buyers feel the registration will reduce the slaughter but side step blame.
>> we don't know the story behind the ivory we buy. someone sells it, we buy it. you can't blame the buyers. >> thailand is also used as a pass through country for regional trade. >> in the last three months, seven tons of african viewy was seized. activists feel this is a step down the path that curbs supply. some feel if the desire for ivory is not reduced through awareness, the supply will find its way to those who believe prestige can be purchased. al jazeera. bangkok. >> south korea reported three new cases of mers, up to 169. 25 have died so far. it's the biggest outbreak since it was first discovered in saudi arabia three years ago. >> people around the world are celebrating the first
international yoga day. the event was proposed by the prime minister who joined tens have thousand us in new delhi more than 100,000 camps set up across india for people to take part. we have this report. >> it was a stay of people. nearly 40,000 bending twisting and breathing their way to an attempt at a world record for the world's large have the yoga demonstration. they were joined by millions across the country and world as all u.n. member countries are expected to host yoga day events. >> not only is it the beginning of celebration, but the beginning of a new era to train the human mind with peace good will and to reach high goals. >> many perform yoga for its health and healing benefits. she was in an accident that damaged her ability to walk or stand properly. >> my endurance increased. there was clarity of mind.
yoga i feel works very subtly, it changes the way you think. >> the government is hoping the international day of yoga makes the ancient indian practice even more popular. >> just as there's more to yoga than complicated exercise moves there's more to yoga day some hoping it will boost the industry and country's image abroad. although it originates in india not everyone believes it's for them. >> for those spending time behind a desk, in sped of spreading it out on a yoga mat the day is used to encourage physical fitness. some minorities say the government is also using the occasion to impose hindu ream beliefs by making yoga day events mandatory for students and civil servants. >> i'm also a taxpayer. my money is not for the projection of a particular
religiousen. it is for the the welfare of the entire country. >> the government said yoga is not mandatory and yoga day is meant to promote a healthy lifestyle and image around the world. >> still ahead mali's government signs a peace deal with rebels but implementing may prove to be a challenge. >> mexico ghost houses, and how affordable homes meant for the working class have turned into a den of crime. >> sport coming in, korea's best performance from one of pakistan's spinners helps them to victory in sri lanka.
>> brittany menard's decision to take her own life last year. sparked a national debate. >> brittany didn't wan't to die the brain tumor was killing her, she simply took control over how that process would go. >> now see what her husband is doing to keep his promise to change "right to die" laws nationwide. america tonight
>> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et >> shot dead and the government does nothing. >> they teach you how to eliminate people? >> ya. >> we've done it and that is why we are there. >> my life is in danger. >> anyone who talks about the islamic religion is killed. >> don't miss the exclusive al jazeera investigation. >> i can't allow you not to go into that because that is your job. >> only on al jazeera america. >> al jazeera is calling for the immediate release of its journalist mansour detained in berlin at the request of egyptian authorities. he said there may have been a secret deal to secure his arrest during a recent visit by egypt's president to germany. >> worshipers are back in the
emanuel a.m.e. church in the u.s. state of south carolina. it is the first time the church reopened its doors since a gunman killed nine in the city of charleston. >> two prison guards accused of torturing inmates arrested, a day after video's surfaced on line showing prisoners being kicked and beaten with a plastic rod. >> israel says a palestinian has stabbed a border policeman in the neck in jerusalem. the officer shot his attacker. bolt are now in serious condition in hospital. we have more from west jerusalem. >> according to the israel police a palestinian man stabbed an israeli border police outside jerusalem's old city on sunday morning critically wounding him. sources say the border policeman was stabbed in the neck but managed to fire at tacker after he was stabbed critically
wounding him too. the israeli police describe the i want as a suspected terror attack and say that the perpetrator is an 18-year-old palestinian from the west bank. this attack in jerusalem happened two days after an israeli settler was allegedly shot dead by a palestinian man in the occupied west bank and near the illegal settlement close to police sources. they say the perpetrator shot the israel settler at point-blank range and remains at large. violence has increased in jerusalem and the west bank especially following the incident when a palestinian teenager from the neighborhood was burned alive in what was described as a revenge attack following the kidnapping and murder of three israeli sectors in the occupied west bank. that violence continued to rise after israel's 50 day war on
gaza last summer. >> the french foreign minister has warned israel and the palestinians that the stalemate and peace talks risked setting the middle east conflict ablaze. he is trying to promote a french led peace initiative. he is due to meet the palestinian president abbas and israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu later on sunday. >> the israeli palestinian issue is one of the main reasons behind my visit. i proposed to the president the french vision which includes three main ideas firstly to exert our maximum efforts for the parties to continue negotiations. the idea is not for us to make peace but to push the parties to make that peace possible. >> al shabab gunman talked a security training base in the somali capital. they set off a car bomb before
attacking the area. government forces have taken back control of the base. all four of the attackers were killed. no security forces died. >> the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has a peace deal. many are calling for a corrective revolution saying the agreement does not address demands for real autonomy and rights. the algerian brokered treaty was signed saturday. it will give greater representation to rebels who contest northern areas. the deal will be monitored by the international community. >> the peace deal is said not to address the core of the problems. >> it doesn't address the main problem. they are actually for independent states or at least autonomy. the problem has been going for many decades and each 10 years
they raise up against the mali government and they sign again the agreement but it fails again. i think if the international community and the countries in the region and mali itself wants to address this problem it has to be solved from its roots from its problem from the main core. the problem is not only to sign a peace agreement and after 10 years or two years again you have got same problem. the main problem is to have their own independent state in the north because in 1960's, they have been forced to join mali, and since then, the taurag have been in revolution each two years, so this is not the solution for the problem. the solution for the problem is to give them their own state their own state which is claiming and many, many people die for it and many people actually have been fled into refugee camps. we have got almost 1,000, 40,000
now outside suffering from all kinds of marginalization. the main solution is to solve the problem is to give them their own state. >> many of those affected by the conflict in mali live in drought stricken areas and are at risk of starvation. we report from the border with mauritania on the know mads who have been unable to reach grazing land because of the fighting. >> a cow that captain stand up anymore doesn't have long to live. he knows well the chance of survival for one of his last remaining cows. there's no hey or grass here for his cow to say graze on. he watched helplessly as they've died one by one. two years without rain in this part of northern mali have killed his only source of living. a younger nomad is facing the
challenge differently. >> we go back and forth searching for grazing land. we know there's no grass. we look for green trees. >> after each trip in the scamping heat of june, his wife puts up the family tent again. their children are hungry and thirsty and so are the young cows. they all have to wait for the return of an expedition to try to find water. it's testified by congress keys from far away. far down a well, water is found. a camel has to walk hundreds of meters to draw just one bucket. nearly half of the people still live at livestock holders. they've been facing severe drought for years and drought has compounded their problems.
the people say they have borne the brunt of the rebels and army trying to maintain control. >> there are better areas for grazing further inside mali, but the army there kills our people. there is no grass in mauritania. our animals are dying here. >> not far from here on the mauritania side of the border, livestock holders live a similar condition. >> the area used to be the last resort for them and that's because it used to receive more rain. now, they can't go there anymore for another reason, which is the lack of security. >> instead it's mali elders who cross, knowing they won't be able to find grass but at least can find security. al jazeera on the mali mauritania border. >> heavy rain in new zealand has caused major flooding in the
lower areas. the flooding is the worst in city history. >> azerbaijan is the first host country of the nag recall european games but behind the glamour of the games the country has one of the highest selective abortion rates in the world. we are in baku where parents can terminate a pregnancy based on the sex of their unborn child. >> she has been abandoned by her husband and his family. she didn't want to give her real name. her only crime is that the child she said expecting is a girl. >> they said we will kick you out on the street if you don't have an abortion but i said i don't care, i'm keeping the baby. >> her case is extreme but not unique. many choose abortion simply because they are having a girl.
azerbaijan has one of the highest selective abortion rates in the world. according to the government in 2014, the ratio of girls to boys born was 100 to 115. >> there are lots of reasons why in azerbaijan selective abortion is quite common. this region culturally is quite male dominated. families are getting smaller which means fewer boys and as for prenatal technology to identify gender becomes more widely accessible, demand for selective abortion grows. >> lawmakers are doing what they can to tackle the problem. >> all women have the right to have an abortion, but to protect against sex selection we wanted to ban abortion after three months without adoptive consent. i'm one of the biggest supporters of educating people because the law doesn't always solve the problem. >> working with vulnerable women, she says the problem runs deep. >> i think society needs to
change its perception of women. the understanding that a girl brings evil to the world needs to change and overall the perception of a woman's role in society has to change. >> the united nations warns that as well as a dangerous population imbalance huge number of missing women in society could lead to more prostitution, human trafficking and gender violence. those may be the challenges facing the next generation. al jazeera baku. >> greece presented new proposals to credit others to try to prevent a default on its debt. greek ministers including the finance minister arrived at a crucial cabinet meeting in athens. monday's summit is seen as one of the last chances to keep greece from defaulting, possibly leaving the euro zone. >> thousands marched in france in support of greece. athens has to repay $1.8 billion to the i.m.f. by the end of the
month and strike a deal to get bailout funds to repay. it is said the greeks are trying everything they can to secure a deal. >> what's been going on is that the greeks have gone suddenly the prime minister having to the russians. he had a meeting with putin the other day. the russians have made some declaration that they are ready to perhaps help. we'll see if that materializes. there's that element. the whole geo politics of the region are very important in decision making. throwing greece out of the e.u. will have substantial repercussions. at the end of the day it's not economics and you're quite right. it's not the difference of a billion or half a billion which is tiny in relation to everything else going on, it's really weather the europeans will feel anyone is following the rules that are supposed to be set up. if the greeks don't follow the rules, they have to worry about
what else will happen to the rest of the euro zone. >> tens of thousands have the protested against further plans for further cuts to government spending. demonstrators marched through london opposing austerity measures. >> it's the biggest and boldest challenge to the conservative government since winning a surprise majority in last month's general election. in the heart of london's financial district a sea of banners and slogans. it's precisely the global banking system that these protestors are saying affect the most vulnerable. >> we want a different kind of society, end austerity. we're terrified of what this government is going to do and we are saying we want an alternative. >> through the center of the city post downing street, here
to the very gates of parliament, the police on high alert for signs of trouble. conservative party plans to introduce further spending cuts to pensions, public services and social welfare has erased the country's leftwing. the conservative government -- >> civil rights groups, celebrities, some of among the many thousands gathered here united by one key aim an end to austerity. >> there is so much wealth in this country that isn't proportioned out. a lot more can be done by the rich. >> many feel the conservative government is creating an unfair society, broadening the gap between rich and poor. they want the economic recovery to be driven by cooperation instead of competition.
>> pope france denounced mafia corruption and spoken about the plight of migrants. he is in turin to pray before the famous shroud, a burial cloth many believe bears the image of jesus. entering turin the pope visits the shroud. it is displayed two months every five years. the leader of more than a billion
roman catholics the pope denounced the exploitation of workers pointing the blame at mafia corruption. >> we say no to corruption that is so widespread that it seems to be an attitude. normal behavior. not in words rather in deeds. we say no to the mafia collusion, fraud and bribes and the like. >> thousands arrived on italy's shores in recent years and even the country's government struggling to cope. immigration increases competition, but migrants shouldn't be blamed so they themselves are the victims of this throwaway economy and of wars. >> sceptics say the shroud is a mid-evil forgery, but in visiting the rely lick, pope france follows in the footsteps of pontiffs past.
>> a british army parachutist made a lucky escape after a teammate caught him hid air after his chute failed to open. they are performing in an air show on friday when the accident happened. video shows one catching another before they landed in water. >> as soon as i'd made contact i looked up and saw the parachute and straight away realized it's not exactly how we planned to do it. we train for every eventuality so we implemented the plan that we always have in the back of our minds if something happens like that. >> still ahead holmes sinks a shot in the third round of the u.s. open but is he in contention heading into the final day?
>> wow, these are amazing... >> techknow, where technology meets humanity! only on al jazeera america >> the mexican government started building affordable homes over a decade on the ground to address a housing deficit. many are empty riddled with unemployment and crime. we report on why people are leaving these homes. >> a house with no one to call it home, hundreds of thousands of them commissioned by the government for working class
buyers in the middle of nowhere. most of his neighbors have gone. she is starting to her job. >> it's frustrating that i leave at 5:30 in the morning and i still get to work late. >> the government thought building huge out of town developments would solve the country's housing deficit but failed to put in public transportation. >> these neighborhoods in the middle of nowhere were seen as a great idea for poorer mexicans finally able to afford their own house, but a lack of basic infrastructure and public transport have led to many forced to abandon their homes. >> mexico's last census found 5 million abandoned houses. many in these out of town estates.
as they've emptied crime has grown. >> there are people without work young people here fall into drug diction so rob people's houses. >> one company is turning the failure of the government's plan into an opportunity. remodeling abandoned houses for a profit, they are investing in the community providing paint for murals, helping neighbors to clean public spaces, and supporting the local police's youth activity program. they say saving the estate is possible and profitable. rescuing the community means more people will want to live here and that will mean higher house prices raising capital. that's just good business. >> crime is down and house sales are up. there's a notable lack of similar government programs elsewhere, and without them, the
mass exodus from the middle of nowhere continues. al jazeera mexico. >> formula one rossberg has won the austrian grand prix. he overtook his teammate hamilton at the start. a crash forced the safety car out early in the race. both drivers were unhurt. rossberg ended up finishing ahead to cut the championship leaders advantage down to 10 points. >> there was a doubt one player might not tee off for the third round. >> 24 hours after collapsing with vertigo jason day
recovered a share of the lead at the end of the third round of the u.s. open. he card add two under par 68 to move to four under. he's been a runner up twice at this major. masters champion jordan speith is one of the three other players sharing the lead. he carded a one over 71 on saturday. >> by the time we tee off if i can convince myself that i'm free rolling i've got one of these and the other guys are trying to chase their first i know hoe hard it is to chase your first and to close it out. if we can use that winning formula we had back in april mentally, then all it comes down to is can i just pull off the shot. >> speith will play alongside brandon grace in the penultimate group on sunday. the south african went round in part to earn his place at the top of the leader board.
>> thanks to an even par round this will be a final group with jason day. >> the set up was very difficult. their golf courses were playing really firm and fast. it's tough out there. i have played really well. >> four players trail the leaders by three strokes on one under. that includes j.b. holmes who chipped in an eagle from the 16th hole. richard parr, al jazeera. >>
uruguay and paraguay into the quarter final. just before half time, the score was left. paraguay finished second in group b., uruguay going through at one of the best placed teams. >> brass still play their final group c. game on sunday against venezuela. the brazilians' dominance of football took a blow at last year's world cup. with this tournament, fans hope for a comeback. on a rainy pitch these 10-year-olds are learning the fundamentals that established their nation's top standing in world cup history. since brazil's drubbing last year on home turf, their pride suffered damage. the mother of one boy sums it up. >> we are still feeling sort of a hangover from the world cup we're watching the games at
home, but to them, they're not that enthusiastic. >> seconds after the game with colombia ended a brazil player kicked a ball at an opponent and tried to head butt another. these kids have faith. >> out of the entire team, only he gets the goals. only he shoots to the goal. if you see the statistics, there was a 40 minute period where brazil had five shots and four were from him. >> like their idol who is the star of barcelona they turn their attention away from brazil. >> kids are watching the european league more than the brazilian league. fortunately there are really good brazilian players playing in europe. they watch them more than the brazilian football team. >> the sentiment was similar at
a nearby bar. >> when barcelona was playing last week, this whole bar was filled all the way out on to the street. if it was brazil playing we wouldn't fill 15 tables. >> if brazil advances without namar. his country man might rally again to their team. >> the women's world cup in canada germany have made their way through to the quarter finals. the two time champions trashed sweden 4-1 in ottawa. germany will play the winner of sunday's match next friday in montreal. >> voluntarilying the ball into the net in the final minutes the final score 1-0. >> pakistan have beaten sri lanka by 10 wickets on the final day. took a career best seven wickets
for 76 to help pakistan bowl out sri lanka. pakistan chased down the 90 run target in the final session to win the match. the second test of the three match series starts on thursday in colombo. >> roger federer has won the open for a record eight times. in his 10th final he defeated in straight sets. the 17 time grand slam chan 15th title comes just a week before the start of wimbledon. there's more sport on our website at aljazeera.com/sport. >> that is it for this news hour.
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