tv Weekend News Al Jazeera October 19, 2015 11:00am-12:01pm EDT
>> hello there, and welcome to the news hour. good to have you with us. we have the world top news stories. coming up in the next 60 minutes hundreds of refugees stuck in the cold and rain in serbia as th there are struggles with the influx of refugees. turkey said that it's country is not a concentration camp. mistaken identity. an eritrean man dies and is shot
by israeli security at a bus station. and canada elections could unseat its government. >> in lebanon an explosion has killed at least eight people and injured 11 others along syrian borders. the target of the attack i seems to be syrian opposition fight whose have gathering in the area. thousands of people are escaping war in syria. let's get more on this. join now in the studio by hatch hatch. not thhatch--hashem ahelbarra. not the first time this area has see seen violence.
>> why is it curb for both parties? it is part of the kalamoon area. the government in syria are trying to push out the rebels in those areas. it's biggest concerns is that if the rebels, it will be extremely easy for them to move to the capital of damascus. >> this attack most likely targeting those rebel fighters. >> exactly. it is also a concern for the lebanese government, they have been asked to step in and join the fight against those groups in assad, and hezbollah is pretty much concerned about the presence of groups of al-qaeda and the islamic state also in this area. but this population in the area
is staunchly pro opposition, anti-bashar al-assad, and this is why they're providing significant support for the three opposition. it will be a task for the government to try to take on the groups and spare the civilian population and not disenfranchising the sunni community. >> hashem, do stay with us for a moment. we're also hearing that the commander of a syrian armed group has been killed. they say he died during fighting in southern aleppo. so hashem, this group, it's a group that a lot of people won't have heard of. >> it's a very active group that has been operating in the northwestern part of aleppo. it has been a very charismatic
top military commander who has been in charge of the military operations of--this is definitely going to be a severe blow for the group. it also shows that the government is now with the support of the russian airstrikes. they're trying to reverse some the gains made by the syrian opposition, particularly in aleppo for the government to be able to mound this operation, and kill a top military commander. that shows that it is definitely willing to push the rebels out from the city of aleppo. >> it seems to be a very efficient partnership right now. thank you very much, indeed, for that. hashem ahelbarra. saudis foreign minister said that it's difficult to envision a role for iran in syria's peace-making efforts if it continues to fight on the ground. iran is backing the syrian regime in its four-year syrian war.
>> the answer is simple. iran must pull out of syria, stop arming the syrian regime, and pull out of the militia sent in by hezbollah. if so it can be part of the solution. now it is combating occupying force, and it is i difficult for iran to be part of the solution while it is still occupying the arab territories and killing and displacing citizens. >> well, the fighting in syria has led many to flee to europe. they're stranded in transit countries in poor conditions as winter approaches. more than 10,000 asylum seekers, many of them syrian, are stranded in serbia. medical workers have described the growing humanitarian situation. >> this is the condition. look tat. this is beyond our capability, the resources that are here. and the croatian serbian people have been very helpful, there
are volunteers from both countries. we're working, doctors without borders, they ran out of medicine. we supply them. they're doing a great job. but he's one daughter. i'm one daughter. there are two dollars here and there are 2500 people here. >> meanwhile in eastern europe sow vienna is trying to control the amount of refugee it brings in from croatia. slovenia is giving the most vulnerable refugees it's highest priority. >> in the dark of night and the rain they walk west. their final destination unknown. most are from syria all trying to find refuge in europe. >> in ten days we would have 35,000 migrants in slovenia, which is unacceptable for us. >> in this month man's land
between very way shah and slovenia, police fire shots in the air. officers tell them to wait behind barbed wire fences. >> please just one day open the door. if you had heart, open the door. >> croatia said that many have arrived in the last month. many communist states have already closed their borders. >> we're seeing that the winter is here. the numbers have gone down. the more desperate people on the move, the winter is going to add to their suffering. >> bundled up in plastic, tarps, blankets they brave the cold. on foot and in trains they continue to tackle one obstacle, one hurdle at a time. >> the government there, no humanity. no humanity 37. >> from serbia to croatia,
thousands have now arrived in slovenia. the government said it will accept the few thousand refugee as day. >> croatia asks us to process 5,000 pry grants per day. on the other hand we have ask from austria regarding their situation and capacity which says they cannot possibly accept more than 1500. >> that limit means people will be stuck in croatia. germany said it's expecting at least 1 million asylum seekers this year, but making it to these countries does not guarantee these refugees will be able to start building their new lives. >> europe seeks turkey's help. the turkish prime minister said that his country is not a concentration camp and said that they will not host asylum seekers permanently to appease the e.
>> conditions for syrian refugees wish to stay in the refugee camps in turkey are good. there is healthcare. there is food, some schooling for children. there are 26 refugee camps for syrians in turkey. now those camps interestingly have a capacity of 330,000. but there are only 274,000 syrian refugees who choose to stay in these camps. the rest, perhaps as many as 2 million are living in the communities in turkey. that is because most syrians ultimately want to try to put down roots somewhere. they don't expect to be in turkey this long. they expected to be able to go back to syria at some stage, and the turks did not expect them to stay in turkey either. one issue, one problem is that the turkey does not give syrians the right to work. because there is no opportunity to put down roots in turkey, then that's why the syrians are heading to europe. but they have warned the
european after the meeting with angela merkel that he's not going to turn turkey into a concentration camp. he's not going to effectively lock the syrian refugees in here. what has to be some sort of solution, some sort of deal between the europeans and the turks that allows settlement--managed settlements some how of syrian refugees of a portion of syrian refugees in the european union. >> israeli police have ordered a full investigation into the killing of an eritrean man who was shot in the south after being mistaken for a gunman. it happened when israeli forces responded to a shoo shooting. mike hanna reports from east jerusalem. >> east jerusalem further divided. in decision to the concrete barriers, further barriers are erected around certain neighborhoods. having increased their presence,
the israeli police now build these barriers to protect themselves. >> the wall we have behind us is to protect our police officers who are located here in the area either from petrol bombs being thrown at them or shots fired in the neighborhood. that's for their own personal security. >> residents insist that israel should be spending money improving the lives of palestinians rather than penning them in like prisoners. >> we're in need of basic services. we do not need this wall. this wall will only lead to an explosion and more problems between us and the israelis. >> the walls and barricades did not stop another attack in the southern israeli town. an israeli soldier was killed and the alleged palestinian attacker was shot dead. an eritrean national was shot by mistake, say the police. he was savagely beaten by the israeli crowd.
usuallas usual the israeli police have started an investigation and said those who take security in their own hands will be punished. the netanyahu government has started the process in occupied east jerusalem. the israelthey point to the irony of israel dividing a city they say should be united. at the bottom of these barriers written in hebrew are temporary police barrier. however, many palestinians believe that like the occupation these could become permanent. mike hanna, al jazeera. >> plo executive member has been holding a press conference in the occupied west bank. she said that israel has been deliberately provoking palestinians. causing young people to ride up
against the occupation. >> they're saying that no matter how harsh the occupation or how long the palestinians will not accept it. that's why you are seeing young people who are willing to die to be free, literally, who are facing an israeli army that is armed to the teeth, huh, and use violence even with directives and lengths to use violence to shoot to kill. even an israeli public that is being turned into vigilantes by the government, by telling them to arm themselves and to shoot, huh. so these young people are sending a clear message. we will be free. we want to be free. the palestinians will not succumb and not be subdued and will not be defeated. there is a spirit that has to be acknowledged. >> the u.n. envoy to yemen said that there is a glimmer of hope
that peace could return. >> yemen government troops patrol the central province that was recently retaken by shia houthi fighters. government troops are on alert here. they show the visitors what they say are signs of iranian support for the houthies. >> we intercepted two shipments that were on their way to the rebels. >> but people the fighting continues in the south. government troops are targeting
houthi positions in mountains surrounding the city of taste and the saudi-led coalition has intensified its airstrikes. but the houthies wer still despite all the fighting saudi arabia said it sports peace talks scheduled to take praise in geneva. >> the kingdom with the coalition countries have always reiterated that the solution in yemen is diplomatic. >> the hope is that these talks will put an end to a war that has all by destroyed the country. al jazeera. >> there is more to come oh in this news hour rescue rescue workers reach the stranded after the typhoon leaves destruction across the philippines. >> i'm jennifer glasse in kabul. >> and the possibility of
cricketings rivals pakistan and india playing again. it has many people angry. we have details in sport. >> voting is underway in canada in polls suggest that will go down to the wire. prime minister stephen harper and his right wing conservative party his record has been coming under attack. here are some of the issues plaguing his leadership. canada is feeling the pinch of the global down turn in the price of oil. the economy is their number one issue as is the environment. both issues come together in oil something that harper has pushed for. and harper has made the use of the niqab the face veil a major
election issue. his supporters say that he's standing up for canadian values. others say that it distracts voters from the real issues facing the country. they're hope to go capitalize on this public discontent. >> not only has it been a long campaign, it's also seen the most spending ever on political ads. most of them were paid for by the conservative government of stephen harper attacking opponents. in particular justin trudeau, the son of one of canada's form prime minister. >> justin, he's just not ready. >> stephen harper, we've had a lot of complaints. >> harper's also opponent did some attacking of their own criticizing harper's record by way of a staged job interview. >> it's time to let him go. >> the centrist liberal also
attacked but putting their leader mr. trudeau front and center. in debate and speeches hey played up his father's record bringing in canada's first charter of rights and freedoms. turn out was huge in advanced polls. nearly 75% higher than previous years. that could be good news for the opposition. >> there are still undecided voters, but a lot of people have made up their mind. when people make up their minds in a changed focused election, generally speaking that would probably favor the changed party. >> and we'll know that result tonight when the votes are counted. but opinion polls throughout the campaign show mr. trudeau's liberals surging from third place to now a lead today. the other opposition party they were in first and have dropped into a distant third. as for mr. harper and the conservatives his party is in a solid second with a third of the support of those polled. none of these polls suggest a
clear victory. canadian may have to brace themselves for a minority administration. they've been here before. >> that's been quite common in canada, to have a hung parliament. as long as you have a fairly available minority government, it can work for some time ♪ who is the king of secrecy ♪ harper man ♪ harper man >> a song put together by a suspended government worker. the song has gone viral. >> well, daniel lak is in toronto for us. any signs of how it's going? the opinion poll suggesting possibly this is not going to be a good election for harper. >> well, the opinion polls, of
course, are about as good as the paper they're written on. half the country is more or less just started voting, and the other half has been voting for a couple of hours. the turn out figure so far, in toronto city hall, they say a steady trickle of people are coming down. they expect more at lunchtime. this is the business district. a huge turn out poll, the assumption is that change is likely. power, we have new writings, more writings than we used to have, and really it's not really clear who is going to win this thing until the last vote is counted and the vote is declar declared. >> if there is a minority government what will that mean for any changes that canadian voters want to see? >> well, the minority, if it
occurs, will be of the non-conservative parties. stephen harper, who wins, not enough for a majority, both other major party leaders say they will not support him. you have the centrist and left of center parties coming together. they would have to convince the governor general, the representative of the queen here, they would have to convince the governor general they can run a stable government. if they did it in coalition or agreement of legislative exchanges remains to be seen. i do have to say that the last opinion polls did show a surge for the liberal party putting them potentially near majority territory. we'll wait for the real voting to see how it goes. >> daniel lak in toronto there. now, army police and civilian volunteers are happy to go rescue stranded people after typhoon dumped rain in the northeast philippines. at least 14 people have died in the storm and high waters have
forced 60,000 others to leave their homes. they sent this report. >> we're in the province of northern philippines. they struck early sunday morning. this has been an--this is an area that they're trying to cross to get to the province yesterday but they were unable to because of the chest-deep waters. now power is still out. there is still no electricity. there is still no running water. everything is at a standstill at the moment. you can see farms that have been turned into swamps. this is the capital of the country. the impact of the typhoon, it's still unknown. so many areas like this one where there have been basically cut off from the rest of the world. we're trying to get to another area now further north called
aurora province. their communication has been difficult since the government resources stretched at the moment. it's hard to quantify the damage. because right now the biggest problem is infrastructure. >> ever years of war the economy of afghanistan has been further hit by the withdraw of troops and a significant drop in international aid. >> the streets of kunduz city is full of cars again. it will be a long time before life gets back to normal. shop keepers are still working out their losses. many stores were destroyed in the fighting. >> we've lost about $20,000 in this shop without counting the cost of destruction. we want the government to guarantee security for people's lives and their investment so people can come back and investment and live their lives. >> but the people of kunduz do
not have faith in the so-called national unity government. >> the situation is good now. but we don't trust these two presidents or the chief executives. we're afraid if we borrow money and invest we don't trust that the fighting won't happen again. >> that means some shops remain closed. many were looted in the fighting. they're struggling to open without enough supplies. >> investment is gone from k u unduz. it's all because of fighting. >> the hotels say they have not had a reservation since the fighting stop. outside women wait for handouts. a new ritual here. many simply don't have money for food. the economic effects of kunduz are felt here in kabul as well.
this is the market and business is way down. this washing machine is worth $650. it's on sale for $200, but there are no buyers. >> mohammed said that his business has dropped by 80%. he says people who have money want to save it in case security gets worse. they're buying only what they need. no luxuries. so he's not buying much either. >> the fighting sends a message to shop keepers. the fighting was in kunduz. tomorrow if could nobody kabul. >> shop keepers say they're not making enough to cover their rents. they're worried about crime. thieves stole from stock from one business and all their bookkeeping documents. if the economy does not get better, they wil he will consider leaving all together.
>> still to come in this news hour we'll tell you how the issue of eating beef is sparking violence in india. and rising sexual violence in iraq, we'll look at how years of conflict and economic sanctions have effected women's rights. hosoman is hosting some of the best windsurfing in the championship. we'll tell you why it is important for the gulf country.
>> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today the will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series. >> welcome back. top stories in al jazeera and explosion in lebanon has killed eight people and injured 11 others along syria's border. security officials say that the target of the attack seems to be syrian opposition fighters who are gathering in the area. turkey's prime minister said that his country is not a concentration camp as europe seeks turkey's help in dealing with a record number of refugees. they also said that turkey will not host asylum seekers
permanently to appease the e.u. >> more than 10,000 refugees, many syrians are stuck in issu serbi serbia. >> we've heard in the last hour that the croatia has pardon mely opened its border to allow refugees in. >> i have just spoke with the enforcement of the minister of internal affairs confirming that there are a couple thousand people which are going on foot from serbian-croatian border to this place, and then to a refugee camp a couple of
kilometers away from the border. there are people who will come in the next couple of hours. and it could be an intense situation here because this camp is in position to receive and accommodate around 4,000 to 5,000 people. there are hundreds of people here already, which are waiting to enter the camp. they have a process of registration, and they're giving them some food and other supplies and medical assistance as they're needed. it seems now that many of the refugees are coming and it's not the immigration authorities are not certain that they're going to be available to receive all these people into this camp. the international red cross are concerned about the humanitarian crisis and the situation here and as well as the slovenia has also reduced the number of refugees, which is right now
many are concerned about what is going to happen in the next couple of hours. the 2,000 refugees already inside this refugee camp. >> and what conditions are they facing? because presumably these people don't want to stay in that refugee camp. they want to make their way into western europe. but what kind of conditions are they facing right now? >> many are boarding trains going to slovenia. they'll go to western countries. they're mentioning germany, but many are mentioning denmark and norway and sweden as they reach
their final destination where is they hope to find a better life. the situation here is a really hard because it was raining all day on the serbian side of the border. there was not any shelter even police vehicles are transferring those who face illness, and amen those who are in need. >> ivan, thank you for that. now international relief organization say that the humanitarian situation in sudan has deteriorated over the past two years. sudan's foreign ministry said that hundreds of thousands of people have been internally displaced because of violence and hunger. suggesting by the end of the year there could be half a million morning in south you dan and hundreds of thousands from syria. they estimate 7 million people
are in need of humanitarian assistance. joining us live from khartoum. i know you've been on a visit to daughtedarfur, what is your assessment of the situation there? >> it's a serious situation in darfur. you've got two and a half million people internally displaced in darfur. a hundred thousand more this year. and we've gone there to see what can we do in terms of better assistance being able to do more for the longer term. these people, many of them, have been displaced since 2004. so it's not just about humanitarian assistance. it's about helping them to rebuild their lives. i must say that i was impressed by the government and it's actually now to stabilize the
security situation. they were appointed new governors in four out of the five governments in darfur, and they've got a plan. i think now for all of us we have to focus not just on the immediate humanitarian needs, but also on longer term education healthcare and also economic livelihoods for people who have been without hope for well over a decade-plus. >> so local officials clearly are acting to try and improve the situation. what about international help. there are so many crises and disasters to deal with from syria to yemen. is enough attention being given to sudan's problems? >> well, that is also the other side of this in terms of how much can the international community continue to do in
crisis that are protracted. this one dates back to 2004 this year they have been given 500 plus millions dollars for assistance in sudan. i have with me on this imagination the most generous donors in the united states, the united kingdom, and the nordic countries. because what we want to look at is how can we sustain our operations here. that also has to be solution oriented. it is about moving people out of a dependency into a more takennible situation. as i say, i'm reassured and more optimistic when i was coming here that there is a plan. there is the prospect of progress, but it's going to require a sustained effort by the humanitarian community as well. and i'm hoping that our donors
will, among all the other challenges that they face, will stay the course. they have so far even though darfur has fallen off the media radar screen, they'll have to stay the course and that's what we're trying to negotiate at the moment. >> it's good to hear that you do have some optimism there. thank you very much, indeed, for joining us. john ging in khartoum. let's return to one of our top stories, the general election in canada. it will be a test for prime minister stephen harper's party. good to have you with us u and polls suggest that people in canada are ready for change in leadership. it teams to be the liberal leader justin trudeau. >> well, that appears to be the case, and it has been for two weeks in the polls. 70% of canadians say they want
change. we've had a conservative government for ten years now in canada, so it looks like they'll likely not be reelected tonight, and that the liberal party under justin trudeau will likely form a government, either a minority government or possibly a majority government. >> so people just fed up with ten years of conservative government, then? >> stephen harper has been the leader of this party for ten years. that's a long time in politics. and it's a bit like old pair of shoes, people get tired of it for a while. people are looking for something different, they're looking for a change. and justin trudeau has captured the attention of those who are looking for change.
there are three big parties in canada. and the liberals in the past have worked together in minority situations both at the ontario level. and that we would have a stable government for the next couple of years. >> is it mainly the economy or is it just people want to see a change? >> well, it's been the longest election in canadian history, 74 days, primarily focused on economic issues. some feel that they're being left behind. i would say that the economy is the number one issue, and i think there is a real desire for some change in direction, and perhaps a little bit more of a progressive agenda out of ottawa
for a while. >> well, we'll find out soon what is happening in canada. bob, thank you for that. bob richardson in toronto. >> great to talk to you. >> the government will seize passports of those attempt to go syria. multi organizations have criticized david cameron's plan saying they can be counterproductive. 40 died in a suicide-bomb attack in ramadi on sunday. a survey in iraq say eight
of of ten women experience sexual harassment. >> she loves her job. she has been a television news reporter for the past six years. it takes her all over baghdad to interview people from all walks of life. while she's passing nat about her work, it isn't always easy. passerbies often make sexually suggestive comments, and so do some of the people she tries to interview. >> as a female journalist working in a masculine society with a lot of conservatism i face major challenges. when i'm out on the streets men will give me bad looks. i've had religious and secular men harass me while i'm reporting. i believe in what i do. it shouldn't matter if i wear a head scarf or not. >> her experience experiences are commonplace across iraq. 77% of those surveyed suffered some form of sexual harassment often in public. the record levels of sexual
harassment and intimidation iraqi women face has without a doubt seriously effected their ability to participate in public life. but this has not always been the case. >> historically iraqi women and girls have had more rights than women in countries in the middle east. women were given the right to go to school, vote and run for political office and own property. that all began to change after the 1991 gulf war with the united states. women and girls were disproportionately affected by the conflict, and the united nations economic sanctions that followed limited their access to food, healthcare and education. the u.s.-led invasion in 2003 worsened the situation dramatically. hanna is campaigning to change that. she runs a women's rights group.
she said decades of successive wars, sectarian violence, the rise of isil and the growing influence of tribal culture is all tearing at the fabric of iraqi society. >> one of the things which is really pre-occupying me and others, other human right activists is the damaging of the morality inside the country and inside the society. >> despite the challenges she's determined to keep doing her job no matter what anyone thinks or says. al jazeera, baghdad. >> india administers say a man was killed for transporting slaughtered cows.
>> the capital of indian administered kashmir lice di di earthed. leaders have called for a shutdown for the truck driver beaten to death by a crowd who thought he was transporting slaughtered cows. many people believe that cows are a sacred animal that should not be killed or eaten. in this case the police say that the cows died from food poisoning. >> truck drivers were caught and surrounded by people who came in a jeep. they encircled them. threw petrol bombs on their vehicles and they sustained injuries. one died today. >> they impose a curfew in downtown, the situation is bad.
>> just days after the man was lynched on suspicion of slaughtering a calf and eating beef. people are concerned about rising levels of intolerance. >> as we're living in a multi cultural society, we have to be respect every culture. if someone next to me is eating something, why should i have a problem? that's their personal life. >> we're a democratic country. we have freedom to chose anything. but we cannot force anyone to chose this thing, not eat this thing. we cannot force anybody. >> while many have condemned these attacks many he feel the lack of action in dealing with them has led to an atmosphere of fear. >> the consumption of beef has long been a contentious issue in
india with many hindus saying it's against their religion. but these attacks appear to be attacks on india's diversity itself. >> hundreds of north and south korean families separated during the 1950s korean war will be reunited on tuesday. but thousands of sookens are on a waiting list to reunite with their loved one in north korea. a chosen few are preparing for a rare rui rare reunion. >> they have been contacted by the north korean side that their relatives have been seeking this reunion. it's been a room full of incredible individual stories personalized, changed forever by the huge and personal forces of history. among those stories are--i'll share one of them. the story of 84-year-old, she had been married for just seven
months. she was three months pregnant when her husband went missing. he was part of the south korean military. he went off on what they thought would be military training. but in the confusion of the korean war he simply never came home. she assumed that he died. she paid tribute ever since. she looked after his parents and she raised her son who was unborn at the time of his disappearance. essentially her whole life was contained in those shoes, the absence of that man. she has brought with her, roar, her now 64-year-old son. he's talking about being able to embrace both of his parents for the first time. the sense of pride that he had finally finding out that he had a father. so when you hear an old man talking in those sorts of terms of a young boy you get the sense of an emotional power that is around this place at the moment. it all gets under way when they
travel. they will meet their relatives, six separate times over the space of two hours each, and then that will be it. they'll come back to south korea. >> now it's long been known the more moles you have on your skin the more likely you'll develop melanoma. but researchers in the u.k. have come up with a simple way of working out whether you're at greater risk. they performed a mole count on over 3500 people. they look on the body to see if any one area would predict how many moles they had on the entire body. if you have more than 11 moles on your right arm, you're likely to have over 100 on your whole body. that means you're likely to develop melanoma. it doesn't mean that you will, but it means that you're more at risk and you should monitor your skin.
committee have been arriving ahead of an extraordinary meeting set to take place on tuesday. the members of the committee will be discussing options for a potential replacement. the payment received is now being investigated by swiss authorities. frankfurt state process caughters will look into bribely allegations surrounding the 2006 world cup. a senior member of the bid committee denies buying votes on friday german newspapers reported that the slush fund of $7 million was set up to bribe members of the executive committee. >> there were no slush funds. there was no vote buying. we conducted the bid in an honest way. >> staging a cricket series
between rivals in india and pakistan have been disrupted by right-wing protesters. >> activists from the nationalist party stormed the indian cricket office in mumbai. discussions will continue on tuesday. pakistan currently play their home matches, and are earmarked to host india there in december. >> i think . >> the new york mets beat the chicago cubs to take the two-game lead. daniel murphy scored a homer. it was murphy's fourth you ca
successsive game. they will play in chicago on tuesday. >> we've gotten big hits. we're not, again, because of the pitching we're facing we're not crushing the ball, but we're getting big hits. we're getting guys on base, and it seems that somebody will come up with a big play, and a stolen base when you need it. >> i won't have any kind of huge speeches. i'm not into that kind of stuff. our coaches are doing a wonderful job preparing our hitters, our hitters are good. let's get back to wrigley, get ready to play and see how it all turns out. i believe strongly in our players that we'll be able to rebound from this. >> it was a nasty crush from the nascar 400 race in kansas city on sunday. racing in front of his hometown
fans driver clint power, he hit the wall heart on turn two. amazingly he would escape without injury. >> they looked good for victory after leading the first three rounds but the eagle on the fifth hole five times leading him down on 17. he would win the playoff. they both ended on 15 under. it's the argentinian's first pga tour victory, and he now qualifies for the masters. >> well, you say masters, and i can't believe it. this is awesome. this is great. i just want to thank my wife, my team, my sponsors. without them this is not possible. i hit a shot, but there are a lot of people behind me. >> now the world's best
windsurfers have a final chance to qualify for next year's olympics in rio next week. they're in oman for the world championships. the country that is rising in the sailing ranks. >> omani fishermen know their catch as well as they know the ebb and flow of the warm waters of the gulf. but along side, oman is welcoming a more modern way to ride the waves. this week they're hosting the world windsurfing championship. the competition is expected to be fierce because for many of these top competitors it's their last chance to qualify for the olympics in rio. >> the waters are up credible. i think it will be very great race this weekend. it will be intense for that, and
intense physically on the water. >> it's not the first major sailing event held here. and oman makes its name on the sailing circuit. it hosted the world championship it's two years ago, and one of eight stops long the prestigious around the world extreme sailing series. as well as providing the venue, oman is proving to be world class, too. and further olympians from this gulf country may not be too far behind. >> the over all objective is to rekindle the oman heritage, and connect youth to their history. with that we also have a goal of taking oman to the olympics in sailing in the future. and for us to fulfill that objective we have to put them in the right level of competition.
>> their ancestors earned a living from the gulf. but now a new generation is hoping to earn oman's first sailing gold medal. al jazeera, oman. >> and finally there were some strange themes at a football match in greece. going down pretty easily as theatrics irked some of his opponents. he earned himself special treatment from the medical staff. there he is. he dropped one. picked up, and then dropped again. this is all before being dumped at the side of the pitch. he was fine. his side would go on to lose the match, 2-1. >> thanks very much, indeed, for that. >> that's it for this news hour. thanks for watching. bye for now.
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