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>> hello, everyone. this is the news our on al jazeera. >> head-to-head, the race between greece's series does a party and conservative no democracy is tight. we have the latest from athens. >> violent protests in nepal as the country finally gets a new constitution. >> chaotic scenes of croatia, hundreds climb aboard trains headed for hungary and slovenia.
>> preparing to recap at your gem men's apartmental, the saudi-led coalition pick up attacks on sanna. >> in cuba with pope francis, he begins his four days visit to the communist island. >> faceling tough competition from the conservative party, we have this report. >> he called for snap elections after sweeping to power in january. alexis tsipras was among the first to cast his ballot. >> i'm optimistic that tomorrow a new day dawns, a day we can win today.
difficulties will be overcome with steady steps. i'm optimistic that we can move forward. we have proven we can open roads where there are none, when the people, the young generation are in the front line and everything is possible. >> the jubilation felt earlier in the year has been overshadowed by the harsh reality of greece's economic crisis. >> this vote is about getting a mandate to push through with new austerity measures and reform that has to be in place by the end of the year. judging by the ballot boxes, many greeks are staying away this time. >> there is an overwhelming lack of enthusiasm among greeks. there's fatigue, too. this is the third vote this year alone. taking part in each of the previous elections, he supports a new party. opinion polls show it neck and neck. >> i think it's pointless for me
to vote for these elections. the result doesn't matter anymore. i mean, the economy has to do certain things to be in the european union, to be in the euro zone, so the result doesn't matter. >> still, others want to make their voice heard. he voted for the far right golden dawn party. >> they are done over me one thing, but i know that they are the only people, the only party that fights for my nationality, fights for greece. >> greece will have a new government on monday. with no clear front runner, many predict a coalition government, one that will have to tackle issues the previous government shied away from. >> to the capital athens now and correspondent barnaby phillips must be sick of going to the
polls, barnaby. >> they are exhausted, i think is the word. in the report, i it is stated sd the third vote this year. if you include e.u. and local elections, i think this is the 10th time greeks have been to the polls sips the beginning of 2009. that leads to a lot of exhaustion, and as you were hearing in her report, an awful lot of cynicism, because there is one cruel question, what is the point of voting in this election. it's rather difficult to answer, because whichever coalition wins, and we're sure that it will be a coalition, we really doubt that one party will take a majority. it will be committed to taking orders essentially from brussels and if you like, from berlin. that will put the new government in a very difficult position with limited sovereignty and the greek people are well aware of that. >> so, are they -- this is not
the same series i can't people are voting for, is it? even as you explain it, it will have to do what the europeans say. it's not the same party that people voted for with such gust toe nine months ago. >> no. there was great excitement in january, but the problem was that alexis tsipras realized that he had been handed a contradictory mandate by the greek people. they were telling him to keep greece in the euro zone at all costs, but telling him to end austerity. well, he tried. he says he tried harder than any previous greek prime minister to square the circle, achieve the impossible of those two objects, if you like, ultimately, he was faced with a very bleak choice in the high brahma of the summer, which i'm sure you will recall, he stared at the possibility of greek access, the banks were closed and he said no, i will accept these terms, but it's a very unconvincing position for a politician to be
in. you have to say he's accepted a bailout agreement that his own party doesn't believe in, parts of it have broken away, off to the left, you might call them the drachma pure i haves if you like. they say it's more important for greece to retain its sovereignty. he's in the middle saying he will fight the good fight, he will win battles from the creditors on issues like debt relief but he will have little room for maneuver if he is the winner tonight. >> deadlines from here, we're coming up to the send of september now, whichever party, whichever prime minister gets in here, what have they got to work to in the next few months? >> by some calculations, the greek parliament is meant to pass 120 new laws by the end of the year, for example, ambitious new privatization program, something is that is
ideologically important to supporters, to the pension system, and don't forget, as well, that the bailout funds that greece hopes to now obtain will be released condition ally on a drip-drip basis by the i.m.f. and by the european creditors, depending on the success they perceive or the commitment they see from the new greek government. whoever wins tonight is being handed a poison chalice and greece is in for a difficult winter. there's no doubt about that. >> great nationals, thank you, barnaby. >> nepal adopted its first democratic constitution, ratified by the president, it is meant to unite the country. there has been opposition from groups. in one southern town, police fired into a crowd of demonstrators, killing one person. we have the latest from the
capital, kathmandu. >> there is as certain degree of relief for many people, nepal has gone through a very uncertain period for a very long time and people hope that a constitution will lead a way to prosperity, economic development, and peace, finally, so that is the hope for a lot of people. >> nepal's new constitution has just been announced and protests have already started. these people say they reject the new constitution. >> there will be two constitutions in the country, our constitution and their constitution. we'll have the people's constitution and in the near future, insurrection will show which constitution is stronger.
>> there 44 people including 10 policemen have been killed across the country. rights groups are accusing them of using excessive force especially where many of the people died. >> around half of nepal's population lives in the plains. last week in the town, locals paraded bodies of the three people they say were shot by the police. tens of thousands turned out. the local police say the protestors attacked them and they had to respond by force. >> they enter our house and kill four children and kill them. they have shot our people in the head. >> in many places, the state imposed a curfew.
people from the plains say they are being tried by second class citizens. some say they are being marginalized and don't have representation. the government has announced to the country should celebrate. >> working on earthquake relief, as a person from the plains, he said the government simply does not take them seriously. >> i was hoping that the leaders of the parties would say ok, let's have one minute of silence for people who died. 44 people died. how can i celebrate? i'm not. this is not my constitution. >> the main parties who passed the constitution say that it can be amended. >> the only remaining debate is on the demarcation of federal provinces. our alliance says we will amend the constitution. >> in the plains, people are raising black flags, a traditional symbol of protest. as half the country prepares to celebrate, the other half is in mourning. aljazeera america, kathmandu.
>> refugees desperate toe leave croatia stormed trains by climbing in the windows. thousands of been stuck for days because the countries can't agree what to do with them. croatia is the latest bottleneck. thousands have crossed there because the route in hungary is blocked by a razor wire fence. croatia is sending them back to hungary and slovenia. many want to go to germany where they believe they have more chance of being granted asylum. >> at this moment, everything is under the control, but in the last five days, we were seeing a lot of chaotic scenes here in croatia and it actually took five days for the government to take over the control under the
situation. people were not in past few days provided anything. there was a lack of food, water, any other supplies the refugees needed. they are angry, nervous because they didn't know where they were going to be transported, will that be lungary, slovenia and there was a big problem on the border when the hungarian government decided to close the border. in one moment, 40 croatian policemen, which were going with the refugees across the border, they were arrested by the hungarian government, just shortly, but they let them go to go back to croatia after one hour. the situation was pretty much chaotic here but now everything is under control and we can say the first refugee wave has passed, but in croatia, the ministry of defense said that
they expect the next few days 20,000 people from serbia to come to croatia again. >> 13 refugees have died after the boat they were traveling in collided with a commercial vessel off the turkish coast. court guard workers say the accident happened near the western port. eight people have been rescued in the operation to save more is ongoing. >> supporters of burkina faso's coup leaders attacked a hotel where a meeting is taking place. in interim government is to be reinstated in burkina faso. >> the people who herbicide the
coup be inside, the african union, the president of senegal, and trying to chalk out the details of this agreement. we know for sure that it's a return to an interim government and that elections are likely to take place. this is very important news for the people in did you work fast. many of them who have only experienced one president in the last 27 years. they want the opportunity to vote and they remain defiant on the streets, saying that they will go to the ballot box to get their voices heard. >> in the news ahead on al jazeera. >> i would not advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation. >> new questions raised about the level of russia's involvement in syria's war. >> in sport, making the entrance into the rugby world cup.
all the action in a moment. >> pope francis has begun his four day trip to cuba and says improving relations between cuba and the united states is an example of reconciliation for the rest of the world to follow. he is the first latin american pope and credited with helping to renew diplomatic relations between the two countries. pope francis was welcomed by the cuban president in raul castro in is a havana and then these crowds as we see in revolution square. our latin american editor is there. what did he have to say? >> hello. the mass is over, but according to official sources, 300,000 people came here to see and to hear the pope, who of course speaks in spanish, his native
language, a language everyone hear could understand clearly. his main message is that of reconciliation. he spoke specifically about the case of colombia. he has been asked to mediate in the peace talks taking place between the colombian government and farc rebels here in havana. he said we have no right to continue to have failures in the name of peace and reckon as i willation. while he arrived. he passed right next to where we are now, the press stage. at that point, three young men in their mid 20's rushed the pope mobile, one of them managed to speak to the pope and before the security forces grabbed them down, they were apparently disdidn'ts, carrying leaf lefts which they spread around here. they were quickly gathered up and taken away. all this of course while president raul consistent astro was in the front seat behind me along with argentine president.
most had no idea of what had happened. >> you've been covering latin america for a long time now. the fact that this is even happening is just extraordinary, isn't it, the fact that this was largely an atheist country, that he is coming for the visit and going to know oh the beyond. all of this inge huge development between the united states, cuba and the cleric church. >> it's happening very, very quickly. the pope's role in securing the restoration of diplomatic relations between the united states and cuba was very, very important, acknowledged by the leaders of both countries. he hasn't stopped there. we all know that that process of normalization isn't over and it's significant that the pope will be leaving here from cuba straight over to washington to odds the u.s. congress, the only body that is authorized to lift the more than 50-year-old u.s. economic embargo against cuba. after 50 years of no movement, of cold war happening so quickly
has everyone mesmerized, as well as the fact that the pope moves off script and he has mores to before he leaves havana. >> raul castro has said that he will go to all the masses held? >> yes, he did say that, and we're not sure how to interpret it. i asked the chancellor of the cuban catholic church and he said that only raul castro knew deep down inside what he was feeling, but remember that he was educated in jesuit schools along with his brother, fidel castro and pope francis is a jesuit, so they certainly know how to speak the same language, and i'm not talking about just spanish. >> fascinating, live from havana, thank you. >> saudi-led airstrikes pounded yemen's capital in one of the heaviest bombardment since the military campaign began. they are reportedly preparing for a major push to retake sanna
from houthi rebels. who held the city for more than a year. 55 fighters have been killed in the latest battle in taiz. >> chaos on the streets of taiz. a man is heard shouting, desperately asking for help. his father has just been shot. there is intense fighting in taiz between houthi rebels and government troops. the injured are rushed to this hospital, which is overwhelmed with increasing numbers of casualties. the war has claimed the lives of thousands of yemenese. this house was targeted by a coalition air strike. neighbors say a family of 11 was
killed in the attack. it's the second air strike targeting the old city of sanna, considered a world heritage site. the villages were buried in a cemetery in the old quarter of the city, one of the most ancient places in the arab world. >> farmers live in this area. it shouldn't have been targeted. we spent the night looking at injured children. shrapnel threw all over the area. many children were injured. >> the owner of this house was a farmer. he had a garden outside this building. the bomb that hit his house created damage in an area of 500 meters. we think 50-80 buildings were damaged in the attack. >> forces loyal to president adou rabbo mansour hadi backed by troops from the coalition led by saudi arabia have launched an offensive to recapture the city, those on the eastern border of sanna. if recaptured, hadi loyalists
are expected to try and seize the capital next. june the head of the u.n. nuclear watchdog, the international atomic energy agency has arrived. the visit is part of an agreement between iran and the iaea to work more closely. the two sides reached their deal in vienna in july as iran signed an agreement with six world powers to curb its nuclear program in exchange for easing of sanctions. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu blames palestinian armed groups for inciting tensions in the al aqsa mosque in jerusalem. >> syrian rebels trained by the u.s. to fight isil have reportedly entered aleppo from
the turkish border. 75 fighters crossed in a convoy of cars under air protection from the united states. it's just a week since the u.s. admitted only five trained rebels were still fighting in syria. washington's program to develop a moderate force has been fraught with problems. dozens of its fighters have been kidnapped and as i would since july. >> syrian pro-government forces and opposition rebels agreed to a temporary truce in four contested areas. rival sides will stop attacks in two shia muslim villages in idlib and rebel strong holds on the out skirts of damascus. the pause is expected to end tuesday. two previous attempts at a truce failed to take hold. >> the u.s. secretary of state is calling for a new diplomatic push, in hissing president bashar al assad must step down. the timing is subject to negotiation. kerry's comments come as concern
gross about russian's military presence inside syria. >> a crackling radio transmission in in russian intercepted by syrian rebels in homs. the voice asks for permission to begin decreasing altitude, and to land. >> after a while, it was clear to us it was a cargo plane in the sky, accompanied by four military jets going in the direction of southeast to northwest. >> these are exclusive al jazeera pictures of what is believed to be the russian cargo plane. its destination, the airport in the coastal city about 20 kilometers south of lataka city, where russians have sent weapons and support staff, they say to help bashar al assad in the fight against isil.
u.s. secretary of state john kerry said there are air to air weapons at the airport. >> clearly the presence of aircraft with air to air combat capacity, as well as surface to air missiles raise serious questions. that's precisely why we are engaged in further conversation about answering those questions an deconflicting the russian activity. >> syria is very important for russia. it's the only ally in the center of the arab world. if assad were to fall, russia would have no beachhead.
>> rebels are keeping an ear to air traffic to see what steps russian military will take next. >> japan's policy shift is called aggressive in a state t.v. bulletin. the company plans to fire a long-range rocket this week and says it's working on improving its nuclear arsenal. >> the jail of an opposition leader in venezuela created mass protests he was sentenced for inciting violence at anti-government demonstrations. his supporters say it is politically motivated. >> handing freedom, thousands gathered to protest against the decision to send one of the government's fearsest critics to jail. opposition fire brand lopez has been sentenced to almost 14 years, convicted for inciting violence in last year's street protests. lopez supporters say the sentence is politically
motivated, but few in the crowd seem surprised at the judge's decision. >> with this regime, anything is possible. the truth is, this trial has been very unfair. >> lopez, a former major of the municipality who never hid his presidential aspirations was the leader of a campaign. last year's month long protest against president maduro left 40 dead. his trial, held behind closed doors has drawn along with his sentence, international condemnation. >> we continue to call for the release of those imprisoned because of political beliefs and continue to underscore our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms. >> the magnitude of the protests bear little resemblance to saturday's small rally. >> today, we begin to take to the streets again. we can only hope more venezuelans become aware that we
need to be in the streets to fight for our rights. >> lopez represents the more radical faction within a divided opposition and now his freedom could depend on them rallies behind his cause. his sentence comes less than three months ahead of a decisive vote that early polls suggest the opposition could win. >> if the opposition win the parliamentary election, lopez could be freed. >> in the news ahead, the price of a pilgrimage, nigeria says it will no longer pay for muslims to attend the handle in mecca. >> troubled waters will take you under the surface of one of america's most poll looted canals. >> the best day for mercedes in singapore, but a pretty good run
>> saints and sinners. friends in holy places. >> this murder links the mafia and the church. >> tracking the mob from the dark shadows to the gates of the vatican. >> there's even a mobster who's managed to take the place of the priest. >> what happens when the church stands up to the mob? as the pope visits the u.s., we take a closer look at the pope and the mafia.
>> that is and complaints, some say they are not properly represented. >> hundreds of refugees scrambled a board a train hoping to head north. thousand us have been stuck between the three countries for the past few days. >> the popularity of alexis tsipras fell after he agreed to a new bailout deal with european lenders. >> i spoke to the founder and director of the think tank bridging europe. he told us politicians face an impossible task implementing the
terms of the bailout. >> the winner faces austerity. no matter who will be the winner, the government has to fully implement the new program and abide by the reforms that have been agreed, endeavoring to exit the country from the crisis. we still have a big number of undecided voters, around 15% to 16%. from this rate, six out of 10 have voted for tsipras in last elections, but are strongly disappointed by the previous prime minister. we cannot be certain if these voters will go back again to syriza or vote for anothe party.
if we go back to 2010 and see what was the development and inefficiency of those plans, we predict that it will be a disaster, a huge failure for greece, so today, we have elections, but it's quite likely that in the next six months or so, we will be obliged again to go for a snap election. the government that will be formed cannot have such measures. we will see that there are many points that cannot be implemented, so we may have a new round of renegotiations on the current bailout deal that i'm not sure where they will lead to. we may have snap elections again in the next month or we may have a broader government formed by both syriza and a democracy that can withstand the new measures and the new agreement. it's interesting enough that none of the parties have discussed during this campaign about unemployment, nor about growth nor any plan for investment. that's why i keep insisting,
saying that it's a deadlock for greece. this bailout was designed to fail and we will see it sooner or later. >> human rights watch said shia militias in iraq are out of control. it accuses the government-backed fighters of causing widespread destruction in the city of tikrit. the organization said the armed groups broke the law when they destroyed buildings in march and april. they play an important role in driving isil out tikrit. can you explain for our viewers what constitutes an iraq government backed militia? in other words, how involved or is the government involved with them at all, do they just operate with government forces on behalf of them? how does it work? >> the government has become increasingly involved with them. in early april, they set up what he said called the popular mobilization forces and they
brought that nominally at least under the control of prime minister abadi. before that, we can look at the composition of the iraq cabinet, the prime minister's cabinet. people who are in positions of defense, the key security positions are people who themselves have been associated with the militias, so it's been informal for a long time and it's now increasingly formal, but what we're not seeing i guess the kind of control that would bring about the kind of changes that prime minister abadi promised. >> so they make a big gain driving isil out of tikrit, but what are they achieving destroying homes and shops around the city? >> well, these attacks seem to be punitive. they seem to be retribution.
many of the shops are owned by sunni arabs. they are seen by militia leaders as complicit, they didn't fight hard enough against isis, maybe welcomed isis, these are the accusations. many homes are of people who left when isis took over. they are sometime not there. they are afraid to go back. >> your argument is the government needs to bring them under control, if they are going to fight with the government or in cooperation with the government, they need to bring them under control. >> they need to bring them under control under any circumstances, and they need to hold them accountable and commanders accountable -- that's not at all clear. i think they need to work with them. there's no reason to think they can't work with them. it's an issue of balance of
forces, balance of power within the political elite, within the cabinet, but it's also an issue, i think for the international community, particularly for governments like the united states that support the iraq be government with arms, with military advice and so forth. they have to be laying down clear markers on this. >> pleasure talking to you, thank you. >> thank you. >> on outbreak of cholera kill would at least four people in iraq. more than 150 people have been infected in abu ghraib near baghdad. the health crise is blamed on a lack of clean drinking water and sanitation. >> as more cases are registered, people worry there's a cholera epidemic that could break out again. the last epidemic eight years ago affect 7,000 people. prime minister abadi ordered daily water tests and other measures to try to contain the disease. it's not enough for some.
>> my husband went into hospital two days ago. he had dysentery and was vomiting because of the water. we haven't had clean water for two weeks. it was cut off. we had to dig wells to wash ourselves. >> the crisis could have been avoided if there were simple measures to provide clean water. >> we have four people died yesterday from a cholera outbreak. the health corrector has visited the hospital here to look at the situation, but we are not putting in proper measures. >> health experts say that the outbreak may spread because of the high number of displaced people living in local refugee camps. they've escaped the fighting in anbar province and doctors fear the deceased will be difficult to contain if it spreads from the camps. >> doctors worry they won't be able to break with a large outbreak of cholera, saying the government isn't providing clean
drinking watering. one thing you do need for clean drinking water is chlorine tablets and they say the government isn't supplying them with enough. >> egyptian media sources are reporting two injured in an explosion in cairo. the blast targeted the ministry of foreign affairs building. one of the leading republican hopefuls for the president of the united states said he doesn't believe a muslim should hold office. ben carson made the comment to american news network nbc, saying it is not compatible with the u.s. constitution. that comes days after donald trump refused to take issue with a man at an event who labeled muslims as a problem in the united states. a new nationwide poll show trump in place. his support has fallen as carly fiorina has jumped 22nd spots.
other correspondent is live in washington, d.c. islam is on the agenda basically because donald trump was asked at a town hall meeting in new hampshire last week about whether it was time to get rid of all muslims in the u.s. donald trump didn't seem to have a problem with that comment from someone in his audience, nor did he correct the person who also said that barack obama was a muslim himself. islam was on the agenda on the sunday talk shows today, and so ben carson was asked this question. are we going to play this sound bite? i wasn't actually entirely sure about that. here we go. >> i guess it depends on what
they said. if it's inconsistent with the values and principles of america, then of course it should matter, but if it fits within the realm of america and consistent with the constitution, no problem. >> do you believe that islam is consistent with the constitution? >> no, i do not. i would not advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation, i absolutely would not agree with that. >> it is early days in this presidential race, but you've got donald trump in the lead. you've got another right wing candidate, carly fiorina in second place. we've gone through the whole is obama a muslim thing before. is this going to be part of the agenda and maybe it works? >> i don't think it spiced our audience. there's a rich amount of islamaphobia in this country since 9/11 that the government
up and downers to. we can expect a lot more of this. the first primaries and caucuses occur next february, we can expect more of this. 43% of republicans still think president obama is a muslim, and this is the sort of base that candidates will be pandering to. whether this is a major issue, it's too early to tell. we have a long way to go. i'm afraid just buckle up and we can expect more nonsense from now until next february. >> all right, live in washington, thank you. >> we're also about to find out soon perhaps whether another name will be added to the race for the white house. u.s. vice president joe biden is thought to be closer to announcing his bid to become president. we have more. >> we will soon know if joe biden believes the third time will be the charm.
hillary clinton faced an email scandal. she was using a private server that is now being investigated. polls show the majority of people not only don't trust her, but they are not excited about her campaign. that gives biden an opening. he is seen as the exact opposite, trustworthy and honest, in large parts because of moments like this one when the penalty signed his signature health insurance legislation. he is prone to public, but often popular gaffes. he is blunt. >> for god's sake, don't listen to rumsfeld, he doesn't know what the hell is talking about in this. >> he is a politician that knows how to work a room. >> you are beautiful. welcome. >> his history is one many relate to, he was born to
working class parents and unlike clinton, isn't worth millions. some analysts believe he won't be able to overtake clinton in the primary. >> i have a difficult time imagining that anyone who got in now would be organizationally prepared to win, so if anything, those who get in now would be kind of throwing hail mary passes, hoping hillary clinton stumbles further. >> a big factor could be who president barack obama endorses. they won't say who he prefers, but volunteer this quote often. >> the president has described selecting vice president biden as the smartest political decision that he has made in his career in public service. >> biden has been a very public v.p., in charge of the economic stimulus during the recession and taking point with congress on budget issues. he was the lead on u.s. involvement in iraq. that issue could hurt him, along
with what he did in the senate, pushing for stronger prison sentences for drug offenses, now a very unpopular stance. at 72 years old, he would be the oldest president ever elected. one of the factors he'll have to consider, along with this, the dying wish of his son, who reportedly told him that he wanted him to try again to run for president of the united states. patty calhane, al jazeera, washington. >> still ahead, andy murray and details of sport in a moment.
>> u.s. politicians are under pressure to clean up pollution. one of the most toxic water ways anywhere in the state is the canal in new york city, as we now report. >> the canal is so filthy and contaminated, most people don't want to go near it, let alone touch it, but this man once a week sets out in a canoe to wade right into it, one of the most polluted, toxic water ways in america. >> oils, detergent, basically anything that runs through your sewer system runs to the canal. you don't have to look too close to see how polluted it is. that's why he takes water campbell to monitor the toxicity
levels. however, it's under the surface where raw sewage runoff levitates in murky water, giving a whole new perspective on how ugly the problem is. it's a problem that dates back decades. along the banks, remnants of the industrial plants, now mostly closed down, used the canal for a dumping ground that long ago formed a tar like substance, some of which settled at the bottom. >> the canal is so polluted and toxic that it's been designated a superfund site, and that's the name given to any area or location in america that is so polluted, the federal government steps in to try to clean it up. it's not just here, there are many more places all over america, just as bad, if not worse than this. >> these yellow dots are
everywhere, toxic sites in america, there are more than 1,300 of them. lisa garcia, an environmental lawyer estimates there are at least 10,000 more highly toxic sites around the country. >> there are thousands of contaminated or abandoned sites in states, in cities, that just haven't been designated for clean up or haven't been cleaned up. >> are there a lot of people that live around these sites? >> an academic study revealed that probably one in four americans are living within three miles of either a designated superfund site or potential abandoned and contaminated site. >> back at the canal, the government has begun the complicated and costly clean up effort, but it will be at least another five years until it's done. this man said he will remain out on his canoe as long as it takes, hoping when it does get cleaned up, it could be an example for the thousands of others that aren't. al jazeera, new york.
>> we will begin at the rugby world cup. new zealand have just begun their opening match against argentina. wails comfortably beat uruguay. 54 points to nine. a date with england is next saturday. >> the first appearance in the tournament, beat u.s.a.25-16. the u.s.a. have only won three of their 22 world cup matches, but did score the try of the game through chris wild. they now have realistic hopes of reaching the quarter finals for the first time since 1995. they play south africa in marry next game. >> i don't think it changes anything. if anything, it's woken up
everybody. must understand that this is a world cup and every country is bringing their best team. everyone starts off as level field and whoever is going to take their chances on the day will be very hard to beat. >> sebastien has won the singapore grand prix, world championship leader louis hamilton started in fifth and retired with a throttle failure on lap 34. the german led from start to finish, sealing his third win of the season. he trails hamilton by 49 points with ross ford who finished in fourth, 41 points off the top. >> great britain are into davis cup final for the first time since 1978. they led off australia 2-1 off sunday's reverse single. he beat in straight sets to get a lead in their semifinal. great britain will now face argentina or belgium for the cup
title. >> obviously delighted to get through. we knew this was going to be an incredibly difficult match to win. australia has so much department on the team and obviously a lot of experience, as well, obviously delighted for extremely hard the whole weekend. everyone played their part in the team and tried to finish off the day. >> winning their first league match of the season, thanks to a goal and penalty. the win means they now have four points after four games. it follows their victory over manchester city in the champions league on tuesday. >> manchester united are back in the english premier league right now. it's 1-1 at half time.
>> european possible's governing body playing down a report showing higher rate of suspicious tests among top footballers from 2008-2013. 900 players who tested anonymously from leagues across europe, 68 of them had testosterone levels which would trigger investigation he is under current rules. >> looking at the increasingly fractured relationship between sporting organization he is and the media, it's become a hot topic in english football, where journalists are being locked out of clubs. >> the local newspaper needs the local football team and that football team needs the newspaper. it is decided that local newspapers are to be kept on the
outside as teams use their own social media platform to release news. >> it comes down about control, so nothing gets out if they don't want it to. unfortunately, i don't think that is ever going to work. reporters are reporters, we're paid to do jobs and find out information. >> the club agreed to give al jazeera access to production of its website and phone app for supporters. the club's chairman refused to come on camera, but says the paper is allowed in on match days and that he hasn't locked the doors on everybody. there is not a blanket media banner being reported is the official line. we are trying something fresh which we feel will give a new insight into the football club. >> big clubs look to control interviews around their players and manager, with manchester united, for example.
>> >> the huge interest in football shows no sign of waning and many bring together the people who run the game with journalists delivering stories directly to supporters. the delicate relationship sometimes but one with mutual benefits. >> in a multi-billion dollars industry with clubs now trying to maximize control, that is entering an important era. >> when you see conference calls with investors announcing how many twitter followers they have, website followers they have and how their own media platforms are growing, they are prioritizing publishing themselves, because they realize there is money to be made out of it and look at media as why should we give them free access. >> the roots are in the local community, just like its newspaper. if ever the world loses interest in english football, the local fans will still be there and the local newspapers, they will expect access to the clubs to report for new generations of fans.
al jazeera. >> earlier i spoke to paul who has launched a campaign to start clubs to keep from locking out reporters. >> the people think this is censorship and bullies and we've engaged in a campaign now, brought onboard the fans, got support from politicians condemning the behavior of the clubs, and they're calling for a code of conduct to be set up where clubs can reach a strict code of conduct with the media, local media and it can be an understanding and an acceptance that eve all got our jobs to do. journalists have a strict job when it comes to holding people
to account. >> the americans put on a stunning display, winning 8.5 points from 12 singles matches sunday. there was controversy earlier in the day. she thought her european opponents had walked away, giving her the win. she claimed she hadn't conceded the hole. the misunderstanding caused an upset for both teams. >> just to bring you up to date -- >> no! no! not listening, because i'm going to go home and watch the match myself later on. >> we'll have another full bulletin of news right here on al jazeera. thanks for watching.
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