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2-set lead to stumble out of the grand slam. >> starting with the latest of the refugee crisis. german police expect 10,000 asylum seekers on saturday, across the border from austria into hungary. 4,000 crossed the border saturday morning into austria. as they continue their journey west across europe, some of these people are meeting in luxembourg. e.u. foreign ministers looking for a more unified response. let's start with john howard at the meeting in -- jacky rowland at the meeting in luxembourg. we use the word unified response. difficult for the parties
involved. >> yes, really, they are trying to develop a policy in response to the crisis, generally things can move slowly. there's a way in which decisions are reached through consensus, meaning everyone has to agree, and these things can take days and days or weeks and months. on this occasion there's a clear and urgent need. the fact that there is an e.u. policy regarding asylum seekers, which is out of date given the current situation. at the moment, e.u. rules are if you are an asylum seekers, and you are in the european union, you must claim asylum in the first country you arrive. that doesn't work. countries like greece are not in a position to take asylum seekers. you have a country in the north-west of europe, which is welcoming the refugees. clearly the system as a whole needs to be revived. that's an issue that the foreign ministers are looking at in
luxembourg. there's the question of attitudes to refugees, attitudes to immigrants, to foreigners, outsiders coming into the e.u., and that is an area where we are seeing stark contrasts between the attitude of different countries and the attitudes between different political movements within the countries. >> i know they'll not reach a decision today, but are they expecting progress reports. a. we are expecting more from the e.u. foreign policy chief. before the meeting, it's a 2-day meeting. she cautioned against what she described as hysteria. and felt people would panic and become historical about the question of a huge influx of refugees. she said now is not the time to get hysterical.
yes, for sure, there are emotive issues, very distressing pictures emerging. but it's a time for the ministers to be calm, to take their responsibility and formulate policy in a level-headed way. she'll speak in an hour or so, as will be foreign minister of luxembourg, which is hosting the meeting. it will give you a taste of comments. the belgium foreign minister when she arrived. europe as a hole needs to welcome refugees. there are people who are fleeing war, and fleeing for their lives. they should be welcomed by the whole of europe. a not so subtle message. and those in the u.k. they have been expressing hostility to the ideas of receiving a substantial number of immigrants as a result of the refugee crisis. >> jacky rowland, we'll talk to you later on.
right now, we talk to our correspondent on the way to the border. he's on the line, getting closer. an update from you. >> yes, we are about 3km away from the border now. traffic does seem to be moving faster than it was in the last cour, suggesting the boarder has opened to some traffic. we are told by some folks, now that we are closer to the border, that some cars are let through, but they are being searched thoroughly. that's because of the measures taken on the border of austria after the tragedy last week. dozens of refugees were found dead on a truck. on the road from austria. >> we are making our way, trying to get into unfortunatelia, we are catching up to some refugees, seeing what they are
doing. this arduous journey, as it has been so far. until such time. maybe you can tell us what else has been happening in other places, i know we are in contact on the phone with refugees. >> yes, a couple of hours ago i spoke again with a refugee mother who was one of the hundreds of refugees on the train yesterday. she did some kind of holding facility. about 10 appoints from where the train station was. she sent me pictures highlighting what they were dealing with there. it shows men, women and children laying on blankets on the floors, and a crowded room fall of people. she said they were given bread,
but the bread really was not very good. and they are conascertained. the last time we spoke to her. they did not know if they'd be one of the refugees taken by bus. if they are going to be allowed to leave hungry. one more thing to mention to you in the south, in a town in the south, yesterday a couple of hundred of refugees escaped from there. they were surrounded on the motor way. since then, we have been told that tensions have increased at that facility. this morning we saw video of one of the cars on fire. set ablaze. we don't know why. but we know that yesterday a couple of thousands of refugees there said that if their demands were not met - we didn't know what they were - that they would
try to escape the encampment. a lot of moving parts. all very much underscoring that while it seems a bit better for many of the refugees leaving, there's a lot of refugees, that don't know how or when the journey will come to an end our correspondent live on the phone heading to the border of austria and hungary. it's chaos, as you hear him describing in the pictures. there's hope for thousands of people who are heading to the border because of those that have crossed this morning. andrew simmonds is our correspond that walked with the refugees as they began a journey from budapest. this is his report. >> an idea of leading the
squalor leaving the railway station behind. it's taken hungarian authorities by surprise, particularly the police. this much is bigger than anyone expected. it may be far-fetched to think they could reach the austrian border by foot. it's more than 170km away. they are determined. >> we are going walking to germany. >> it's a very, very long way. >> it is a long way. we have no choice. >> out of the city and on to the main motorway west. the mood is upbeat, remarkable for people under such stress. some of the refugees are worried some of the refugees are worried the police could be leading them into a trap. the vast majority of those are syrian. and there are hundreds of families keeping up with the leading groups, disabled people taking part too. you could be forgiven for thinking this was some sort of marathon, a desperate plot of more than 1,000 men, women and children. under the shade of a bridge organizers spurred everyone on.
hungarian volunteers donating water, food and biscuits have been setting up rest stops along the way. among the walkers is a spokesperson for the high commission for refugees and he is worried that the police may stop the march. definitely there are hundreds of people walking towards austria. this is a long, long journey. it's more than 150km from the border. >> reporter: on the day hungary approved draconian legislation to halt the flow of refugees, they carried on into the night, tiredness and pain written on the faces. there is a better life on the road ahead. then an offer of buses to turn -- take them to a border town. within minutes, arrived.
they wanted to walk on. the offer of the buses and the assurances that they have been given, seen as good enough to get on board. next came the news that the austrian chancellor agreed to allow refugees from here and the station in budapest to across the boarder. a deal had been made after past experience, many people didn't trust what they were hearing. it does appear tbe for real at last elsewhere in europe, hundreds of people in barcelona asked the spanish government to take in syrian refugees, holding a candlelight vigil with a mayor announcing a plan to create a register of people donating goods for the refugee, or volunteers to house them. hundreds of spaniards sign up to help in greece, where there are more than 25,000 refugees on the island of les boss alone.
and more arriving. the port is over crowded and rising tensions between afghans and syrians there. hoda abdel-hamid is there for us. >> reporter: hundreds, sometimes thousands of refugees are on the shore. they arrive in overcrowded boats from turkey, the majority syrians. often entire families are on the mood, distressed and tired. >> i didn't want to leave, but these are my children, who stopped going to school and university. there's no more life. only fear. we had no choice. >> a few meters away. another boat horizon. and another. and one more. this rubber dingy's engine was broken. they were adrift. we could hear them scream and shout for help. for a moment, there's an outburst of joy. there's so much anxiety.
in a faint voice he says "i'm scared, no one cares about us." >> translation: we have no value any more, we are a commodity. people make money off our back. we are trading commodities. >> reporter: the entire north-east coast of this island looks like this, piles of life jackets discarded by refugees as soon as they touch land. it goes on. there's some personal belongings. a little life jacket. one can imagine a baby on board. here is the rubber dingy they came across with. the first thing the refugees do is they puncture it before they are set to turkey, there's no one here to address the system. so they walk and walk. the camp and registration center is about 40km away.
>> i was expecting the police to help out for the first night. we don't have food or water. i never thought my life would turn out this way. there's no other way to reach europe through smuggling, we were obliged to take the route to survive. >> it's too exhausting for this boy and his younger brother. they fled because their parents couldn't guarantee their safety. >> translation: i tell them we are travelling to have a better life. i never thought it would be so hard. had i known, i would have stayed in syria under the bombs. it's less humiliating. now it's too late. >> reporter: no one knows how many refugees are here. the mayor's estimate of 25,000 people. the island cannot cope and has been asking for emergency funding. there's a backlog of people waiting. it's a long process. tempers flare. and for the new arrivals, the only option is to wait their turn. while they continue their
journey across europe. >> let's go live to hoda abdel-hamid, who is on the island of les boss -- les boss. it looks like chaos behind you, try and talk us through it, hoda. a. well, just looking as we were speaking. people here have been waiting for hours under the baking sun, and really no one is there to assist them. some of them will tell you they have been stuck on the island for days on ends. being on the streets. they have the paperwork in process. you can't check into a hotel or have a rest in this ordeal. now, they are getting very impatient. before we had the police here keeping them in check. as soon as the police moved out. people are jumping over the fence, trying to get food. that's where they process the paperwork allowing them to get on the ferry. this is not the end. there has been a similar scene half an hour ago, and there's a
lot of tension. the riot police is moving in, and at the moment there's no contact between the police and the refugees. but in this situation, if it goes off, it's explosive. earlier today. there was a similar send off on a main road here. some refugees who are sleeping in an empty piece of land outside the capital of les boss. they went down to the street, blocking traffic, demanding they go to greece. some say they are running out of money and need to move on. this is overwhelming for the authorities. they are not getting support from the government in athens. >> if the people are processed and get their papers and get on the ferry, where does it take them too? what is the next step in the journey? >> well, the next step is athens, and from there, now
they - with that paper they'll be allowed to take public transportation, going further north, and from there cross into macedonia and continue. every step of the road there is a backlog - we were talking to people there. macedonia also trying to stem that flow. that continuous flow into their country. refugees have to wait there, they make them in groups of 50 people. each group goes and are processed at the train station. after that they let more people in. it's a long journey, and every step of the road - as you mentioned earlier, there are tensions. for example, behind me, there was a big fight between african refugees and syrian refugees. syrians say afghans and syrians try to get priority. at the end of the day, it is syrians getting priority.
they are the first in the queues that is hoda abdel-hamid live from greece. so much more information on this story and al jazeera has a special refugee spotlight page - articles, opinion, photo galleries and reports there. the spotlight section of aljazeera.com. there is more ahead on the newshour, including this... ..the united arab emirates declaring three days of national mourning for 45 killed in yemen, and warnings of drought in ethiopia, 4.5 million could need food aid. in sport, tom brady breaks his silence after being cleared by a judge in the debate gate. jo will be here with more on
that. >> there has been protests in syria over the killing of a druz leader. look at the video, showing the aftermath of a car bomb. killing 25 others on friday. activists say they were against the syrian government and the armed society fighting against it. protests turned violence and governments were destroyed. in iraq, some sunni tribes are cooperating against the militias. for the tribe, it's less about unity, and more about fighting a common enemy. we have that report for seven months this person was besieged by i.s.i.l. fighters. it was the only town that the armed group was not able to capture. i.s.i.l. forces faced fierce
resistance. from people like this man. his tribe was the only one that stood up against i.s.i.l. in this corner of iraq. >> translation: we had a difficults choice. i.s.i.l. entered, they would have destroyed everything in our dignity. the tribes were with i.s.i.l., they didn't want to fight. if we supported i.s.i.l., the government would take revenge against us. >> reporter: months later the tribes have become the island. they had status after joining the troops, sunni tribes do not speak in one voice. parties vos the shia led government because of sectarian policies. and there are those like the tribe whoon't like to be called government supporters, but at the same time they are not enemies of the state.
for now the tribe agreed to partner with the government. just like other supporters securing their own areas once the guard is createded. the plan is opposed. some sunnis are worried about the state already. >> translation: the national guard is a good project. there needs to be a central party. giving unity and independence means they become more powerful. >> reporter: on the surface, it seems the government's outreach to tribes is here. beyond the borders there's a reality that some fear. >> we need a civil state, not a religious state, and a tribal state. we should build a proper army. each other has an army, this is the first stone to divide iraq. >> mistrust is deep. many were members of saddam hussein's army, who were not given a place, and blame successive governments for
pursuing a sectarian agenda. >> we lost faith in the government. many of those living in iraq are sunnis, and when we needed support of i.s.i.l., the government stepped in too late. >> i.s.i.l. is fought for the government. it has a history of conflict with its predecessor. the people are proud of some of the men on the front line. a common enemy brought them together. >> apart from hope. there's little to suggest. the town will become a model for coexistens and unity. >> the united arab emirates declared three days of mourning for 45 soldiers killed in yemen. >> their bodies arrived back in abu dhabi, and they died where rocket hit a base storing ammunition. >> results of the first local elections in morocco since 2011
are out. many moroccans hope the battle will give power to regional councils. let's check in now. what information do you have now, hash 'em? >> basically what we know so far is that the conservative justice and developed is going to make significant gains in these elections. we know they are going to run major urban centers. for example, financial capital of morocco, cities in the north. major cities now that are going to be under the control of pgg. a significant development. it was interesting yesterday people on social media, particularly at night where the preliminaries are trickling in, and it was basically the same everywhere. a political tsunami in morocco, the main rivals, across the
country, also, it tweeted some of the arch-rivals across the country, it's a very, very significant development for the pgd. >> hash 'em, i know there may not be official numbers on turn occupant. has there been plenty of -- turn out. anecdotally, has there been interest in the election. >> yes. there was concerns that voter apathy, 25% to 30% would be bad news for morocco. a sign that voters don't trust the political system. and a province given to them. the turn out was at 52%. not really high, but more moroccans, it's a positive sign. in the afternoon, it started to
pick up the main reasons why they debate across the country. all in all the biggest development is it is far from tweeted. it will consolidate the political aims. it's in the government. controlling major cities. it will set its eyes for the election, and would like to secure the parliament to become the biggest political establishment. >> you can see his special edition of "inside story" in about an hour's time in al jazeera now, the united nations commercial representative for libya says he's hopeful a deal to form a unity government can be reached. berned eeno leo made comments after a 2-day talk. they want to deal in place before the end of september. >> we might be starting the
final days of these talks. and hopefully the possibility to reach an agreement that we'd like to have ready, endorsed and signed by 20th september. so good momentum, still a lot of work to do. >> rob is here to talk weather with us. we had rain in qatar yesterday in the middle of summer, and we are talking about more today. >> complealy. >> and around the corner in omar. i haven't seen this itself for months. behind me, the satellite shows the growing weather. the streets acting, the water
gathers, and flooding. it happens quickly. these pictures were were from moscow. it happens. pretty violent stuff when it came in. it all happened very quickly. the amount of rain. maybe not that surprising. we have 60mm around the corner. a little bit on flatter ground. once it is built. this disperses from that time. very little is growing, briefly a flash of white near doha. iran might see a few showers. otherwise it's a dry picture. the story around this part of the world has, rather than rain, been the amount of dust in the air. now the breeze turned around to the south-east. those turning more humid. it's looking like cleaner air. so that's the problem. visibility impressed in this part.
i am sure it will get worse again. that time of the year. back to you. >> now at least 10,000 protesters are marching, carrying the bodies of five demonstrators killed during earlier rallies. members from ethnic minority communities. it's a new draft. proposing to separate the parliament from seven regions. the internal borders will limit the representation. also thailand's national council for reconciliation set to vote on a new constitution. there's a referendum next year. more from veronica pedrosa. >> reporter: thailand is approaching another political crossroads. a new draft constitution backed by the government, without connotations from the political parties for government. is to be delivered to a military body. the national reform council.
a referendum will be held, paving the way for general elections that can be held the military rule. >> translation: i think things will get out of control. the military government might send a signal to the members. voting the council to stay on for six months. >> since the political coup in may last year, the ruling military government clamped down on the debate and dissent. that has not gone unnoticed on the bangkok streets. there are varying opinions. >> there's no point in drafting the constitution. they are a minority. not the majority of people. >> the government is open for public opinion. people are already participating in the charter. we have our change in our country. civil society organization ilor has started a website to provide
a channel for people to express their opinions on the charter and other social issues. >> when people are aware of them away again. can't take this is what is happening in our country. the atmosphere, the oppression creates so much pressure and conflict among people in the long run. >> reporter: the project has not worked. 2,000 people have responded. ilor hoped for 50 to 100,000 more ahead on the newshour. strife on all sides putting off tourists to jordan's ancient civilization. comics - manga cart oons a change of hairstyle but the same old lewis hamilton in qualifying. details a little later.
you're on the nouri al-maliki here in al jazeera -- newshour, here in al jazeera. more than 1400 have crossed the border. it is expected to double. germany is expecting 10,000 asylum seekers arriving. e.u. ministers are meeting in luxembourg. france and germany, for example, pushing for a common e.u. asylum seekers request a quote for the country. and morocco's ruling justice and development party appears to be making gains in the big city.
morocco since 2011, many moroccans moving to regional councils okay. 16 billion of aid. that is how much donor countries pledged to rebuild afghanistan. those pledges came with conditions. the donors are meeting to assess how about the afghan government performed. one of afghan's unity government has released self assessment. if you like, and we show you how we think it fairs. a bit of a report card on the matter of corruption, a priority for donor countries, and improving security. one of the biggest changes. a b plus, on fiscal sustainability and the afghan economy, another b plus. we talk to a senior advisor to the chief executive of the national unity government. thank you for your time.
those are high grades that the government has given itself. how does it justify chose? >> well, i think there were benchmarks in 2012 in tokyo, when we signed the framework for mutual accountability, whereby the government has to perform in a certain manner and make good on certain improvements. at the same time the international community will help us with development and social development. the afghan government has done its best to be realistic about changes faced over the last year, since the new government takes place. there has been rough, tough changes. and given that environment, i think that the african government feels it has done better than expected. there is a long way to go to make sure that we fight
corruption for example, that we are more accountable. that we deliver african people. that we generate and reboost the african economy. so people don't have to leave the country, and we have better governance, important that we can make sure that the afghans feel that there's good leadership in the country. >> without too fine a point on it, do you want the donors to keep dating. 16 have pledged three years ago. do you want more. because obviously afghanistan has to get to a point where it can support itself to some degree. >> that is the idea. the idea is that we become sufficient and self reliant. where we don't have to o borrow
mon money... >> in the meantime are you looking for further donations. >> we are not there yet. yes. i think that afghanistan is going to need further funding and donations for the foreseeable future. remember, this day - this is it a 10 year strategy. we are in year one of the new strategy. no one expects afghanistan to be self-reliant or self-sufficient within the next 22 years. we have to do everything possibly. this is a country that has natural resources, and agriculture can floorish. we need to make sure we bring stability and security. >> i don't know if you can hear any more. we'll leave it there. thank you for that. in japan, people are allowed back into a town near the
fukushima power plant. several years after a disaster. several had to lever. the damage to the reactors caused radiation leaks from plants. the first was arrested for involvement in a bomb attack in thailand, and appeared in a bangkok court. neither he nor the other man in custody are the main suspects. they are trying to find the man seen on security footage, putting a bag under the bench near a shrine. several others are wanted in connection with an attack that killed 20 people jordan's government launched a campaign. visitors, which left what is one of the important archeological sites in the world. >> reporter: >> reporter: empty information and ticket booths at one of the seven wonders of the world. horses pulling carriages.
standing idol. it used to by busting with tourists walking down to elaborate ruins. because much turmoil around the borders in syria and iraq, western tourists have been hesitant to come here, officials say that the sharp drop in tourism is based on a misconception that it wasn't safe. >> we did a bit of research. everything on the internet was positive. no one was saying anything detrimental about this country, and since we have been here, we have had nothing but welcoming people everywhere. and absolutely no hassle. >> nearly 3,000 were used every day. that figure went down during the start of the arab springs. plummeting after jordan joined the coalition. >> this area in front of the treasury taking pictures and queueing for rides, according to statistics, the number of
tourists has dropped up to 80% since 2011. people living around here say the last year has been the worst. with as few as 40 tourists visiting the ruins on sunday. those that rely on tourism say they are suffering. >> i used to make more than $400 a day. if i'm lucky i make around $30. that's just enough to feed and look after my camels. >> some go as far as blaming western embassies. they encourage nationals. the government has a budget to promote aboard. and tap into the new markets, in the far east and eastern europe. >> a campaign will be conducted internationally. we'll look at the least sensitive markets and the largest for us that we are working on. making sure that traffic is coming back. sooner, rather than later.
>> in petra city. 10 hotels have been forced to shut down. more than 1,000 employees have been laid off over the last year. many hope that the beauty and safety will bring the tourists to this ancient town. peter greste, one of three al jazeera journalists sentence said to gaol by an egyptian court says he'll blame all of egypt for what happened. peter greste, and colleagues mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr has been ordered to serve three years behind bars. mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy are in gaol. peter greste was sentenced in absentia after being deported in february. >> i'm not critical of egypt. this is an egyptian ring and i wear it to remind myself that it's not egypt that put me in
prison, it's a couple of judges. i'm trying to use the rings it remind egypt of why the issues matter. journalistics freedom is written into the constitution after more than a year, the trial of venezuela opposition leader leopold could be drawing to a close. he is charged with inciting a movement. and could face 10 years in prison. this report from caracas. >> reporter: the controversial and delayed trial of a leading opposition figure could be coming to an end. there is no proof that the leading critic of nicolas maduro's government was the prime mover behind violence that rocked venezuela, and left 43 people dead. >> translation: this trial is
how to violate due process, and the evidence shows lopez's sentence. >> reporter: accused of instigating violence, and destruction, the evidence hinges on speeches and two deaths that occurred on a day he rollied prorock rallied protesters to march. video shows a moment in which a 26-year-old carpenter was shot dead. according to his defense, the video put together by a team of journalists proves that violence erupted as a result of the death. not because of the march leopoldo lopez headed. >> translation: it showed those that killed basil were, in fact, government security forces, and no opposition protesters. >> reporter: anti-government protesters, and security forces
raged on after that day. with several soldiers wounded and killed by protesters. for too long the streets of venezuela were barricaded and buses and public buildings destroyed. for some, lopez, gaoled at the time, he is to blame. >> translation: his death was the spark allowing outside observers to notice the injustices happening here. only god knows why he took him. i trust justice will be served. lopez's trial gardened international attention and wide condemnation from human rights groups. he is one of four political prisoners behind bars. but the venezuela government insists that lopez was part of the u.s. coup to topple nicolas maduro's democratically elected government. >> this is a charismatic opposition leader. with popularity at a low. few can believe that many will
be at fault. failure to free him will show international condemnation and street protests, further eroding the united nations says a drought in northern ethiopia means 4.5 million people could need food aid. could be a problem for the economy. agricultural generates half of ethiopia's income. charles stratford has our report. >> reporter: life was difficult enough for this man and his family before the rains fell. this year, he and millions of farmers like him across northern ethiopia face a tougher struggle to survive. >> there's nothing we can do. we don't have enough crops to provide for family, we are having to sell to buy food. our health is sick, we don't have enough to eat. the only chance we have is to sell our belongings. a foreign aid organization built
the well. it broke down around six months ago. people say no one in the village knows how to repair it. ethiopia is heavily dependent on farmers like this. agriculture accounts for half the country's g.d.p., around three-quarters of the population are farmers. they grow corn and wheat on 5.5 hectares of land. this time last year, he was getting ready to pick the crops. he harvested enough to private food for the family and picture around $3,000. this year he'll get virtually nothing. >> this field shows how devastating the lack of rains had on the crop. these plants should come up to my shoulder by now, this time of year. if you look down at this plant, look at the size of this cob. now, this by now should be around about a foot long. these plants are dying. and experts say it doesn't
matter how much it rains between now and the end of the season. there's nothing that can be done to save them. >> meteorologists blaming the drought on a phenomenon thousands of miles away over the ocean. in ethiopia, it brought dry trade winds. experts warn the government. >> these are all state, as well as the regional areas, going through to september is very low. >> the government says it has allocated $35 million to deal with the crisis. the united nations says the drought is 4.5 million people, drought is 4.5 million people, meaning food aid this year. >> translation: when we were informed about the problem. they sorted a programme.
at this moment, there's enough surplus food at the depot, and are distributing it. >> around 20 million people live below the u.n. poverty line in ethiopia surviving on less than $2 a day. many are farmers like this, and will be helped by donors in order to survive. more to come on al jazeera, and a scare for serena williams. more details and the rest of the sport coming up.
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jo is here to talk sport. what happened in the tennis? >> there has been a shock. rafael nadal has been knocked out. he was leading 2 sets to love, and is the first time in a decade the 14-time grand slam champion will end a season without a single title. >> reporter: now ranked 8th in the world, rafael nadal's form has been far from his best. he wobbled. italian fabio fognini took to the net, prevailing in five sets. >> if you want to play against him, and if you want to do something different, you have to risk. >> it's not the matter that i lost. if i had opportunities, he wins. so i accept it, not happy that he played better than i did, but that is what happened.
>> while rafael nadal's form continues to slump. the world number one novak djokovic advanced comfortablery through to the fourth. the 2011 us open champion beat andreas seppi in under two hours. >> satisfied, but you can always do better. i think. we always see certain things that we could have done better. >> women's world number one serena williams dropped her first set of the tournament against bethanie mattek-sands. she was two games away from defeat at 5-all in the second set. but found another gear, winning the next eight games to clinch the match. >> at the end of the day i'm here to do the best i can. if it means i win, great. you know. if it doesn't. i - you know what, i can't let that affect mean. i have other tournaments to play. >> williams staying on track to
become the first player since steffi graf to win the grand slam since 1998 world champions germany show they mean business as they same to qualify. beating poland 3-1, climbing top much group d. they scored twice in a victory to give their side an advantage in the group's standings. >> the situation was clear ahead of this game. poland were at the top of the table. and so there was only one aim for us, win the game and take over the limit. the team performed underingsly in the first 35 minutes against a well-organised polish team. we had pace on the pitch. good combinations and went 2-0 up. >> third place scotland lost to georgia. group f leaders played out a draw in hungary. in group i. 1992 european champions drew.
defending european champions spain have a crucial game against group leaders. having suffered a surprise defeat to the same last year. spain bounced back. they are the top scorers in their group elsewhere, 2018 world cup hosts russia have a new coach in charge. taking over from fabio capello, as the first placed team take on second-placed sweden. victory secures a place at euro 2016, with three matches to spare. >> asian champions australia arrives later ahead of their world cup qualifier on tuesday. security in the capital is it causing concern for the australian federation. at least 17 were killed in violence between police and an armed group on friday. the f.f.a. says it is monitoring the situation, but the match is still expected to go ahead now, golf's top three players all have a chance of
claiming the world number one rajing at the -- ranking at the deutsche bank match. jordan spieth's hopes of regaining the top spot from rory mcilroy took a turn for the worst. they continued as they finished 10 shots behind the leader. rory mcilroy is five strokes off the pace. it's number 3, jason day, that will be most pressing. the u.s. pga champion is three strokes back. >> 2-time super bowl quarterback tom brady broke his silence after having a 4-game ban lived. the team was found to have deflated balls in a championship game that they win. fans celebrated after tom brady had his ban lifted. friday he issued a statement on facebook in which he said: i'm
sorry the league had to endure this. i don't think it's good for the sport. to a large degree, we have all lost lewis hamilton will be chasing in qualifying for the italian grand prix. the formula 1 champion will take a look at manchestera. it's the same story. it's the final practice. they dominated the friday practice session, with team-mate and closest rival nico rosberg second quickest with the olympic games in rio, less than a year away. the issue is the focus. the canoe and kayak contestants were marred by weeds in the water slowing down competitors. the water quality at several venues could be of major concern. >> the local authority is that the practical courses are clean for the game. >> it's like if you were running against the wall or something like that. it's no fun.
it's unfair. it's not a typical water colour. you get it on the paddle. it's not normal. >> that is all the sport for now. >> commiserations on the football. >> it goes quiet. more than half a million books sold, passion for japanese comics, meaning ag manninga is growing. we have oo report on the opening of a new coming library in dhaka this 11-year-old likes this japanese manga series, featuring adventures of a young japanese girl in nathahiroshima, before atomic bomb was stopped. it couldn't be more removed from her life. mp .
i like the book because of the adventure and drawings. sometimes i see myself in the character. >> reporter: finding mangas in west africa and senegal is almost impossible. there's an appetite for the stories. an avid reader of comics opened her house to the public. it's a comic book. i put a message up on facebook saying that people could come and borrow books. there was a wave of inquiry and interest in reading grows. they come after school, on weekends, and some have them home delivered. there's plenty of japanese mangas, belgium and american comic books. there's one thing lacking. african stories made african. >> reporter: tired of telling the story of other people's cultures. this person moved back, after working in the indian animation
history. now with a team, he's trying to make african animations. here they are working on the story of a young senegalese girl, in trouble tore hanging out with street musicians in her neighbourhood. turns out they are not so bad after all. the moral of the story, don't judge a book by its cover. >> it's how to be, how to behave in this society. unlike western heroes, characters are shy and emotionally vulnerable, but they rise to the occasion. the courage displayed in the timeless stories feeds children's imaginations, no matter where they are from that's the newshour on al jazeera, back with more news in a moment. waiting for the conference from luxembourg, with the latest on the european refugees crisis.
the courage displayed in the long queues at the border as thousands of refugees cross over from hungry into ^ below long queues at the border as thousands of refugees cross over from hungry into austria hello from doha. this is the world news from al jazeera. we'll have more on the refugee crisis as europe's leaders meet to discuss the response to the refugee crisis. a model of national unity. a corner of iraq where a local tribe stood up to i.s.i.l. and is being included in the fights japanese comics, or man