tv Weekend News Al Jazeera September 20, 2015 5:00pm-6:01pm EDT
hello. i'm lauren taylor. this is the news hour live from london. coming up. claiming victory. alexis tsipras says election results give them a cloor mandate to run the country. today in europe, greece and the greek people are synonymous with the struggle of dignity. >> scenes of desperation as hundreds of refugees scramble onto trains leaving croatia for hungary and slovenia. part of yemen's capital is
reduced to rubble. in cuba the holy father meets of father of the revoluti revolution. i'm raul in doha. we'll have all the sports. the world champion new zealand begins the defense of their title with a win, albeit a shaky once against argentina. a victory for the people is how tsipras subscribed his victory in greece's fifth election in six years. he said greeks faced a difficult road and recovery came through hard work. the conservative new democracy party earlier conceded defeat. he's selected to be short of majority but the independent greeks have agreed to join a coalition. they give tsipras 35% of the vote compared with new democracy's 28%.
tsipras addressed syriza party supporters in athens. >> translator: this result does not belong only to syriza. this victory belongs to the popular vote for those who struggle for a better tomorrow and who dream of a better tomorrow, and we will manage this only through a hard struggle and a lot of work. my friends, in front of us we have many difficulties, however, we have solid ground. we know where we're treading. we have a perspective. the rise out of recession is not coming through a magic wand. how it will come through hard work, through planning, through our intentions and our efforts to lift us out of recession so that we can move to development
and to growth. >> barnaby phillips is in athens. over to you, barnaby. >> reporter: thank you, lauren. a night of triumph for tris practices after a bruising eight months. when he was elected in january he promised no more austerity and bailout agreements with creditors. he had to make a u-turn on the crucial issue. he ignored the results of a referendum which he called in greece back in july. he survived a major party rebellion, and he's apparently almost as popular as he was at that moment of triumph in january when he first became prime minister. how did he do it? well, let me bring in my guest. what do you think? how do you explain this? >> this is a major personal try jump triumph for alexis
tsipras. the party is the core of syriza, of the old radical see reza. tsipras managed to pull this off in a spectacular way with such a huge margin from the see rise. >> party. >> reporter: it's a sign of the continuing disgust with what the greek people have that he painted as the old political establishment. >> the most important is the option of this, because the old political system is totally discredited. i think told we should realize this. he had strong momentum from the referendum. this sounds strange, but it grows in powerful momentum for alexis tsipras. for several reasons something like 40% of the greek voters think that alexis tsipras can
enforce the austerity measures in a more soft way, more mildly. a different kind of a bailout agreement than the one that he signed. of course, this is an i will >> reporter: he's going to face tough times ahead. he has to pass a whole raft of unpopular legislation in the weeks to go. >> actually, and very soon. why? in october we have the first evaluation during the tsipras government. this is a crucial evaluation, because after the evaluation, some is going to happen in greece. this evaluation is crucial for the beginning of discussions about this. since the particular government, especially syriza and tsipras has invested a lot, they have to tlifr, and they have to deliver as soon as possible. >> reporter: let's talk about the turnout. we hear reports that the rate of
abstention from the greek voters was in the rejoan of 45%. in other words, only 55% of greeks bothered to vote. by this country's standards this is a rift rick low. why did it happen? >> this is very sad. i think the main reason is the disillusion. i think that most greek voters here now realize that they cannot change the policies when they vote. a bailout agreement is their fai fate. so they realize -- >> they're powerless to a certain extent. >> they're powerless in that they cannot implement the formulation of policy. the only thing to choose is who can implement the austerity measures. there's 55% that voted, so it was tsipras. >> final question. golden dawn, the neo-nazi party finished third, increased their percentage of the vote. they're here to stay, aren't they? >> yes. actually, they managed to
consolidate this. this is a disgrace for the democracy. two days after they lead assuming political responsibility for a murder. this is a disgrace. now we're going to have two more neo-nazis mps in the greek parliament. >> 19 in all, irng. >> yes, 19. >> on that sober note, back to you, lauren, in london. >> thank you very much indeed. the europe union faces strong yichl for the handling of the refugee crisis. while thousands of refugees deal with terrible conditions in croatia, slovenia has a far more organized system to help them on the journey. laurence lee reports from the capital. >> reporter: yet another dismal morning for the refugees stuck on the croatian side of the border with slovenia. almost all men left here. many separated from their families who had already been
moved on without them. it feels like the usual chaos. >> some people said old people are going to slovenia. we don't believe him. >> reporter: over the border, things are very, very different. off the buses, orderly cues of the slovenian registration center. there are beds here and plenty of food and medical facilities to care for this little child suffering from dehydration. the government said on sunday it was being given more funding from the european commission for places like this on the assumption they will continue to have to clean up the mess. >> translator: we are trying to go through these procedures in the most organized way in the best interest of the migrants, and i hope that we will be able to fulfill this task to the last migrant that comes to slovenia. >> reporter: they were successful processed and end up
in places like in a hotel on the border with austria. police are around, and there's no restrictions on their movement at all. this mom from syria couldn't stop smiling. she was that much closer to germany and nobody in the way. here in slovenia it's good? >> very good. >> reporter: those who end up npt capital's asylum center are free if you wish to jump on the train with anybody else. quite a change from pushing your children through a window. in budapest they tried and failed to force the refugees to stay in one place. serbia and crow wacha are piling people on buses and dumping them on the next available border. the contrast couldn't be any more stark. there's not a police officer in sight. it means that any refugee that makes it this far has almost got there. of course, slovenia has yet had to deal with really big numbers, but they probably will.
for once it looks like a country with a system offering a taste of freedom. laurence lee, al jazeera, slovenia. at least 13 refugees have drowned off the coast of turkey trying to get to fwrees. they were on board a rubber dinghy en route to lesbos when their vessel collided with a cargo ship. it's believed 46 people were on board. we're joined on the line by katherine, an emergency program coordinator for the international rescue committee on lesbos. a lot of focus is on the events in eastern europe but tell us about the people that died trying to reach lesbos today. what's the situation now? >> hi, lauren. thanks for having me this evening. the situation here at lesbos continues to be as desperate as it has been over the last few months. we haven't seen any drop in the number of daily arrivals. >> have the reception conditions
improved at all? there were a lot of problems whether people arrived initially. have they improved that for them? >> over the last couple weeks we reached a really critical point, and that's when emergency measures were taken to relieve the tension on the island when there was rioting in the port with the really high numbers of people waiting for days. the emergency measures were able to quickly process and register 15,000 people in 24 hours. however, with the number of arrivals coming every day, if we don't maintain that same amount of registration and emergency ferries to take people off the islands, we could very quickly be back to the same situation. >> when you talk to people there, are they aware of the journey in store for them and the difficulties they're facing on the eastern europe end the trip? >> i think they're all watching this news as we are, and they have friends and family either
in the countries that they're aiming for or friends who are further along in the journey than they are. they're communicating and aware of the challenges, and i think that's why a lot of people now are really trying to get through before it gets even more difficult. >> in terms of what needs to happen now, though, what would you say the priority is? >> here on the island i think that we have to maintain the increased volume of registration capacity as well as the emergency ferries that have been running so that we can deal with the number of people arriving and also so that they're able to get off the island and we don't end up with another 10, 15, 20,000 people waiting on lesbos with nowhere to go. >> in terms of how the area there is responding, are they satisfied with the kind of help they're getting from europe or feel abandoned there? >> this crisis is of such a
magnitude greece can't be left to deal with it alone. europe needs to respond in a meejful way to match the severity of the crisis. >> okay, cakatherine sokol, tha you for taking the time to talk to us. the u.s. will take in more refugees from around the world during the next two years. secretary of state john kerry made the announcement while meeting with german foreign minister in berlin. >> this step that i'm announcing today i believe is in keeping with the best tradition of america as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope. it will be accompanied by additional financial contributions to the humanitarian effort not only from our government but from the american people, and that will become more specific in the next days. >> we have more on kerry's
announcement from washington. >> this was a further clarification of some numbers we'd heard earlier in the week from the white house. the obama administration said it was prepared to accept an extra 10,000 refugees from syria over the next fiscal year. the number of world wide refugees allowed into the u.s. is up to 85,000 from 70,000 over 2016. that will be raised to 100,000 by 2017. however, the number of syrian refugees is still a small fraction of that. this is still far short of what many former obama administration were calling for 100,000 specifically syrian refugees should be allowed into the u.s. that will not happen. we have to remember, too, over the last four years the u.s. has only accepted 1,500 syrian refugees. coming up on the al jazeera news hour, concerns over an outbreak of cholera in iraq as new cases are reported. celebrations in nye pap follow an introduction of a new
constitution after years of delays. in sports we have action from the singapore grand prix. all smiles for sebastian bedell and a day to forget for lewis hamilton. ff ffrz. houthi rebels have held the city for a year. we have the story. >> reporter: chaos on the stree streets. a man is heard shouting desperately asking for help. his father has just been shot. there's intense fighting between
houthi rebels and government troops. the injured are rushed to the hospital, which is overwhelmed with increasing numbers of casualties. activists accused shia muslim houthis and forces local to the former president for targeting civilians. the war has claimed the lives of thousands of yemenis. 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 sanaa considered a world heritage site. the victims were buried in a cemetery in the old quarter of the city. one of the most ancient places in the arab world. >> translator: farmers life in in area. this shouldn't have been targeted. we spent the whole night looking after injured children.
shrapnel flew all over the area. >> reporter: the owner was a farmer and he had a garden outside his building. the bomb created damage in an area of 500 meters. we think 50 to 80 buildings were damaged in the attack. >> reporter: forces local to the president backed by troops from the coalition led by saudi arabia have launched an offensive to capture the provinces. both are on the eastern border of sanaa. if recaptured, loyalists are expected to try and seize the capital next. >> he lives in sanaa and works as a freelance journalist and human rights campaigner. she says the situation on the ground is unsettling and unpredictable. >> generally speaking the situation in sanaa has deteriorated. air strikes have increased
significantly just within the past few weeks. there have been bombings durings the day and night. we were walking in a very busy street, considered one of the busies and an air strike hit. people are very apprehensive and anxious and scared because they're not sure what or where something is going to hit. it's definitely gotten worse, and the death toll is rising by the day. >> with go to washington, d.c. with a yemen analyst. there seems tbe an escalation at the moment. what are the chances of any kind of peace settlement? >> it seems very unlikely. just recently the president called for negotiations, and then a few days later he called them off with the escalation of air strikes in different raids. on the other side we have the houthi militia leader that gave a speak celebrating a one-year
anniversary since he took over the capital. he also stated that he wants to call jihad for people to fight this war. it seems that all the actors who are directly involved in this conflict have no serious intention to commit to negotiations. however, it seems that the u.s., who just received hostages, is urging them to go back to negotiations. ironically it's very necessary for the arab coalition supporting the popular resistance to bless these negotiations. we need to add and the actual negotiations need to include all the local actors that have participated in the war on the ground. otherwise, peace won't be a reality. >> you mentioned the release of the hostages, and they're releasing six foreign hostages including three americans and two saudis and a briton.
do you think that's significant that plays into negotiations towards a resolution of the conflict or is it a separate issue? >> absolutely. the details of their detention is not clear yet. we don't know who took them as a hostage, however, it's clear that the people that released them or handed them over is the houthi militia. they're showing goodwill by returning hostages and followed by a statement by the white house staying they urge all parties to go back to negotiations. having said that in the speech today, he attacked the u.s., israel and saudi arabia as an occupier that is trying to invade yemen, and he called on his followers to fight until the end. he told them to calm down and not worry even if the war takes years. so his rhetoric and his statements show he's willing to take the fight to the end. the people on the ground, though, are very tired of the war. a lot of people are being
killed. the continuation of the air strikes, specifically in civilian areas where they target homes of people or offices, have actually played to the hands to the houthis who have managed to recruit supporters based on these attacks. >> tell me, you mentioned the humanitarian situation. what in the short term can be done to combroimprove that give there's no cessation of fighting? >> so the port of moko and the other ports continue to be targeted by air strikes. there's a siege that is surrounding yemen that is stopping the access of medication or humanitarian aid to the people. also, the people are finding it very hard to move in or out of the country. if we take the capital sanaa, for instance, all the roads that are leading into or out of the capital continue to be targeted by air strikes. so the people inside of the capital are kind of surrounded by a siege, and they're waiting for the military that has been introduced from saudi arabia, so there's a military that was trained in saudi arabia and
moved. what's clear is the military is getting support from the uae and saudi arabia. other countries are reported to have participated in this, but it's not clear yet. the battles are very, very fierce. there's reports out of there that are not clear. you have a very fierce battle between the houthi militia versus the resistance supported by arab allies that is very bloody in preparation to liberate it from the houthis. this is happening on the day right before the houthis took over the capital. tomorrow it's exactly one year since the houthi militia came into sanaa and changed everything. >> thank you very much indeed for your thoughts on the subject. syrian rebels trained by the u.s. to fight isil have entered aleppo province from the tushish border. they say 75 fighters crossed in an ko i a convy of cars in an air protection of the united
states. the u.s. admitted five trained rebels fought in syria. washington's program has been fraught with problems and doesn't think fighters have been kidnapped or killed in attacks since july. syrian pro-government forces and opposition rebels agreed to a temporary truce in four contested areas. they will stop attacks in two shia muslim villages in the province and rebel stroj holds on the outskirts of damascus. the fighting is expected to end on tuesday. two previous attempts failed to take hold. iraqi health authorities are worried about a new outbreak of cholera. 165 new cases have been reported killing four people. emron khan has more. >> reporter: as more cases are registered, people worry there's a cholera epidemic and kurd breakouts again. the last epidemic is eight years ago affecting nearly 7,000 people. the prime minister has ordered daily water tests and other
measures to try and contain the disease. it's not enough for some. >> translator: my husband went into hospital two days ago. he had dysentery and was vomiting because of the water. we haven't this clean water for two years. it was cut off. >> hospital laboratory experts say the crisis could have been avoided if there were simple measures to provide clean water. >> reporter: we're already suffering from cholera outbreak. we had four die yesterday as a result. the being governor has visited the hospital here to look at the situation, but we're not putting in proper measures. >> reporter: health experts say the outbreak may spread because of the high number of displaced people in local refugee camps. they've escaped the fighting in anbar province, and doctors say it's difficult to contain if it spreads in the camps. at this hospital they're worried
they can't cope with a large outbreak of cholera. they say the government isn't doing enough to provide clean drinking water. one of the things you need for clean drinking water is chlorine tablets, and they say here the government isn't supplying them with enough. the leader of the catholic church, pope pran francis, met fidel castro in havana. he's starting his tour of cuba and the united states. as louisa newman reports, a reconciliation is top of his agenda. >> in cuba pope francis on a peace mission. he's calling for a breakthrough in the painfully slow peace talks between the colombian government and rebel leaders. >> translator: may the bloodshed shed by thousands of innocents sustain all the efforts made
including those on this beautiful island to achieve the affinity of reconciliation. please, we have no right to allow ourselves to fail again in this path for peace and reconciliation. >> reporter: indeed, he's made reconciliation his overriding theme here. francis is the third pope to address the cuban people in less than 20 years, something that the vatican acknowledges as exceptional but justified because of the role the pope played in helping to re-establish diplomatic ties between cuba and the united states. the pope wants to use his influence to advance that norm mallization process, and that that context his trip from here directly to washington is significant. >> translator: he's a latin-american pope, a jesuit. he's one of us. let him do everything he can for cuba. >> reporter: tens of thousands of believers and non-believers attended the spanish-speaking
pope's first open air mass in the plaza of the revolution. not among them was 40 government opponents detained by police to keep them from attending the service. after the mass the pope met with former president and cuban revolution leader fidel castro and close members of his family. followed by a visit to current president raul castro. he and the pope see eye-to-eye on issues of social justice and share criticism of capitalism. but the pope is no communist. service is never ideological, he said, and we serve people and not ideas. lousia newman, al jazeera, havana. still ahead on al jazeera, a rare opposition protest in ru russ russia. why shows of people are out demonstrating. more controversial comments from a presidential hope. . find out what he said.
>> 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.
greece's left wing liter alexis tsipras will form a coalition with independent greece after winning sunday's election. the results give the syriza party a lead of 35%, which is short of majority. crowds of refugees try to board trains in croatia. they were trying to leave the country to reach hungary and slow vena. during a visit to berlin, they will accept more refugees. john kerry said in 2016 the u.s. will host 85,000 refugees from around the world and 100,000 in 2017. more on our top story now, the election in greece. earlier a triumphant alexis tsipras addressed supporters in athens. >> translator: we had a very hard struggle, and i feel justified today because the greek people gave us a very clear mandate for us to continue
the struggle inside and outside of our country. that's so we can raise the dignity and pride of our people high. under different circumstances the greek people gave a clear mandate so that we can put an end to all that is keeping us tied down to it yesterday so that we can continue our beautiful struggle, a struggle that we started seven months ago. we put justice in front of us when we were faced with powers much greater than ourselves, and we managed with the greek flag to be waving, waving not only in squares of greece but in most squares of all of europe. today in europe greece and the greek people are synonymous with the struggle of dignity that we will continue together for four
years because the mandate that we've received is for a four-year term. >> barnaby phillips. it was seven months of turmoil he had. how did he pull this election victory off? >> reporter: i think to enough greeks, lauren, alexis tsipras looks like the future. he's a young man, and the old political establishment which he targeted very hard throughout this campaign talking about them as the old regime that is new democracy and the parties that led greece into its current predicament are still discredited in voters' minds. that message hit home, and i think that essentially explains his success. he was, if you like, a heroic lieu loser. a man that fought hard so it's perceived in the national interests in the negotiations with the creditors harder than
his predecessors. he won a certain amount of sympathy talking to supporters out on the streets in central athens tonight. thegsd this man deserves a second chance. >> i suppose there will be some -- some say a lot of people didn't vote at you will. you mentioned earlier a histo c historically low turnout. how did that affect the dynamics that go on? >> reporter: that should cast a cloud over his celebrations. a disastrous turnout by greek standards, under 60%. the lowest we think for decades and that includes syriza's share of the votes. many greeks disillusioned a feeling of powerless and acknowledgment that whichever party and new government was formed essentially was going to have to toe a line, which has been dictated to this country by brussels and berlin. fortunately, from see rise. >>'s point of view, those
disillusioned voters didn't turn to other parties and simply stayed away from the ballot box altogether. that's not healthy for greek democracy or for the legitimacy of this new government. >> barnaby, you mentioned there in passing berlin and brussels. some big tests coming up for syriza and the coalition government as soon as they start. >> reporter: yes. they're not going to have much time to celebrate at all. if he does form a partnership with the independent greeks, he only has amajority of 155 out of 300. that is wafer thin when you look at the painful details of pension reform, meant to push through in october. some of the tricky details, for example, removing protection for the farming secretariesor, a powerful vested interest in this country. none of that is going to be popular. yet, the bailout funds that
greece hopes it will receive are conditional on the creditor's perception of the commitment and success of the new government. we don't need to refind our viewers, pashl with any greek government has worn very thin across europe in recent years and it won't take took exaspiration if you like for that credit line to be cut. that's why greece is in a precarious situation. tonight forget it's under capital controls. greek people cannot take at the moment more than 420 euros out of the banks each week. it puts importers under great strain and exporters under great strain. the greek economy is still deep in trouble. >> barnaby phillips spelling out the enorm mitt of the task for the new leader there. thanks very much indeed. after years of delays, nepal has formally adopted the first democratic constitution. crowds gathered in the capital to celebrate, but not everyone welcomes the historic document.
we have the report from kathmandu. >> jubilant crowds of thousands gather in streets of kathmandu to celebrate nepal's new constitution. it's the end of a nine-year peace process originally intended to help ease political violence. >> translator: today on the 20th of september, 2015, i ratify nepal's constitution among the nep nepali people. >> reporter: this is the second time they have tried to introduce a new constitution, but they say it doesn't do enough. there's even anger amongst some lawmakers. the former prime minister and leader of the former rebels was closely involved in the drafting process, but he says the elite establishment hijack the constitution. >> from within the committee there's consistent dialogue are
determined. we tried our best to accommodate the views of the people. it's dominated within the country. they're only ready to share power with the neighbors. >> reporter: the town has been under curfew for weeks. there's widespread anger here. protesters started to wave black flag, a traditional form of protest. like many in the powerful southern belt, they're not happy with the constitution and protesting have been going on for more than a month. more than 40 people including ten policemen have been killed. >> translator: please do not beg the curfew. the police won't be responsible for what might happen. >> reporter: then one more death after police fired on protesters. with the new constitution ratified, nepal's assembly will
turn into a regular parliament. its not clear how the nationwide protests will develop or when the new government will be formed. it is clear, however, that there will be a protracted power sharing deal for the party. al jazeera, kathmandu. north korea says it will boost its defenses in response to japan passing a bill allowing the army to fight oversees. the announcement was made on state television. in it pyongyang called japan's policy shift aggressive. the new security bills were put into law on saturday, and could lead to japanese troops being deployed abroad for the first time since the second world war. several thousand people attended an opposition protest in moscow a week after regional elections that saw pro-kremlin parties have a huge majority of the vote. they want an end to the 15-year rule of putin. we have this update from moscow.
>> reporter: this is the first opposition rally held in moscow in the last six months when 30,000 people gathered to remember the murdered politician. today only a fraction of those have turned out. there really isn't much to celebrate. om a week ago the russians went to the regional polls. more than 85 different districts voted in elections across russia. the pro-kremlin party united russia pulled in 95% of the vote. the opposition blamed biased state media, a concerted fear campaign and physical intimidation for the vote for pro-putin supporters. today that feeling of disappointment is reflected in the turnout here in central moscow. a new law has been introduced in myanmar to regulate interfaith marriages.
british people in the country must get permission to marry a man of a different religion. they fear it will be used to discriminate against minorities. >> reporter: these two are from myanmar but live across the border in thailand. he's muslim and she converted to islam from buddhism. nine years ago they married and moved to the thai border town of masot where they say they face less discrimination as a mixed faith couple. now with a new law in myanmar that regulates marriage between buddhist women and men of other religion, mohammed fears it will be increasingly less tolerant. >> translator: this is the family's business. why do we have to ask permission from the government? if in the future we have problems in our family, do we have to report every conflict to them? rrm under the law interfaith couples have to notify the local government and post a public announcement of their intention
to marry. they're allowed to wed if there's no objection. the law is one of four put forth by at hard line buddhist group. critics fear the new law will be used to discriminate against miefr minorities here. they insist the law is not discriminatory. >> translator: the other three religions, christianity, islam and hindu, are protected. beau buddhist women don't have laws to protect them. >> reporter: interreligious riots shook myanmar three years ago. more than 40,000 people are still displaced. he leads a movement that works towards better ties between muslims and buddhists. he says the new law will only widen the rift between the two communities. the government has pandered to the nationalist group for its own gains.
>> translator: whether the gvt thinks they did the right or wrong thing, they just want to maintain their power and control the country. that's why they created this problem and want to continue to use their power. >> that power means interfaith couples such as mohammed find it more difficult to be together. florence lu i, al jazeera. in the united states one of the men hoping to be the republican candidate for president has suggested that muslims are unfit for the top job. ben carson was answering a question on nbc about the importance of a candidate's faith. >> i think it depends on what faith is. if it's inconsistent with the values and principles of america, then, of course, it should matter. if it fits within the realm of america and consistent with the constitution, i have no problem. >> so do you believe that islam is consistent with the constitution? >> no, i don't.
i do not. i would want advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation. i absolutely would not agree with that. still ahead on al jazeera. >> this is one of the more polluted places anywhy in america but they're making progress tries to clean it up. there are places all over the united states just as bad if not worse than that. i'm in new york, and that story is coming up. and the win for wales to kick off their rugby world cup campaign, but it comes at a cost. raul will have the details shortly.
we begin with the rugby world cup, and new zealand kicked off the against of their title with a 26-16 win over argentina at wembley. they kept it from the field for 15 minutes for a trip, and the there was one after for another foul. i was booed while off the field. >> that was the sentiment at the time. so i don't have a lot of that there. it was done. it was a dumb mistake i made. i like it. i can't look at those sorts of things. >> argentina showed that they had come to play against them to
score the game's first try. the reaction of the reserve shows what it meant to leave the tournament favorites going into halftime. >> substitute sealed the rusty 26-16 win in front of a world cup record crowd of 89,000 people. >> it took a long time to get on top, and the fact that we gave away two yellow cards which were both warranted means we play for 20 minutes with only four players. >> after a bit of ska scare.
>> uruguay is at the millennium stadium. they run in eight tries which means they get the all-important bonus point with a hat trick, but it appears his tournament is over after he tore his hamstring. they have a restick hope to reach the quarterfinals. >> vettel won the sij pore grand prix, the third win of the season. certainly a race packed with incidents. this is massa and nico coming together on lap 13. lewis hamilton started from fifth, and any hopes of challenging the lead ended when
his car lost power. no problems for vettel and the sight of the spectator of the track. they crossed the line ahead of red bull and teammate riek nen. there's 39 points in the drivers stands. >> it was fantastic yesterday with one lap. amazing, the feeling i got. so much adrenaline in qualifying. and then today i was able to look after my tires and control the pace. so, yeah, all and all a perfect. there's a 4-1 on sunday at the new camp. it took them a while to get the first goal. 50 minutes in fact but once they did they added three more in the second half. messi got two of them including a penalty. he was the other scorer, although he missed another penalty moments later. barcelona wins 4-1 and goes back to the top of the table and pain taken the 100% start to the
season. in england they beat southampton to go second in the epl. the new $55 million and the tottenham bit them in the other match. jueventes won the first match the season. they won 2-0 thanks to a goal and a poor penalty. they now have four points from four games in syria. for the final part of our controlling sports series, look ago the increasingly fractured relationship between sporting organizations and the media. it's become a hot topic in english football where journalists are locked out of clubs. >> reporter: for many english towns it's a simple, unwritten truth. the local newspaper needs the local football team and the football team needs the newspaper. in the english football league they decided the local newspaper
is to be kept on the outside. they say they will use their own social media flat forms to release news about the team. >> it comes down to control. nothing gets out that they don't want to. unfortunately that won't work. we will find out information. >> the club agreed to give al jazeera access to the production of its website and supporters. the club's chairman refused to be on camera, but says the paper is allowed on match days and didn't close the doors on everybody. there is not a blanket media ban reported is the official line. we're trying something fresh which gives supporters a new insight into the football club. bigger clubs sometimes look to control interviews around players and manager. alex ferguson used to favor this with manchester united nu-tv for example.
newcastle is more controversial. they're notorious for banning journalists of being critical of the club and the owner. this huge interest shows no sign of wanes and events like manchester brings together the people that run the game with journalists delivering stories directly to supporters. it's a delicate relationship sometimes but one that has mutual benefits. in a multi-billion dollar industry with clubs maximizing taejs and control, that relationship is entering an important era. >> when you see clubs like manchester united holding conference calls and announcing how many twitter followers they have and the websites and their platforms grow, that's why they publish this material themselves. they realize there's money to be made out of it and they look at the media and say why give them free access? >> no matter how big or small a football club, the roots are in the local community like the newspaper. if ever the world loses interest
in football, the local fans are still there and the local newspapers, well, they will expect access to the clubs to report for new generations of fans. lee wellings, al jazeera, swindon. basketball in spain has been crowned european champions for the third time and beet lithuan lithuania. they already knocked out france in the semis and led by the chicago bulls center paul gasol they overpower lithuania. gasol scored 25 points with 12 rebounds. there he is. both spain and lithuania win automatic berths for the olympic games by reaching the final. great britain has the davis cup final. they beat australia in the semi in front of a massive crowd. andy murray's straight set win were in the first of sunday's singles gives britain a 3-1
lead. they will play bell yum in the final in the deciding kick match in the match with argentina. they lost the first singles match and the doubles on the crucial reverse singles in four sets. it's belgium's first final since 1904. the u.s. beat europe to win the cup. the americans put on a stunning display winning 8 1/2 points on sunday. perhaps it was spurred on by this controversial moment earlier in the day when allison lee mistakenly picked up her ball after a putt because she thought the european opennants walked away giving the win. she claimed she hadn't conceded the hole. lee and her partner lost the match. the standing caused upset for both teams. that's your sports for now. >> raul, thank you very much indeed. the guanas canal in new york
city is a little known waterway with big pollution waterways. government has stepped in to get it and other toxic sites cleaned up. gabriel alexander reports. >> reporter: the guanas canal is so filthy and contaminated, most people don't go near it let alone touch it, but not this man. once a week he sets out in acanoe to wade right into it, one of the most polluted and toxic waterways in america. >> it's mostly restaurant greases, oils, detergents, basically anything that runs through your sewer system ends up in the canal. >> you don't have to look too close to see how polluted it is. that's why he takes water samples to monitor the toxicity levels. however it's under the surface giving a whole new perspective on how ugly the problem is. it's a problem that dates back decades. along its banks remnants of the
industrial plants now mostly closed down that used the canal has a dumping ground for chemical by-products that long ago formed a tar-like substance, some of which settled at the bottom. the canal is so polluted and toxic it's been designated a superfund site, and that's the name given to any area or location in america that is so polluted that the federal government steps in to try to clean it up. that's not just here, and there are many more places all over america just as bad if not worse than this. these yellow dots are everywhere there are toxic superfund sites in america that are more than 1,300. 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 cleanup or haven't been cleaned up. >> are there a lot of people that live around the sites? >> an academic study revealed that probably one in 4 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 kogsly cleanup effort, but it will be at least another five years until it's done. he'll remain out on his canoe hoping when it gets cleaned up it's an example of the thousands of others that aren't. gabriel lozondo, al jazeera, new york. >> you can catch up anytime checking out our website, at aljazeera.com. that's it for me, lauren taylor, for this news hour. i'll be back in a moment with another full roundup of today's news. thanks for watching. bye now.
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