tv Weekend News Al Jazeera November 8, 2015 10:00am-11:01am EST
remember victims of last week's crash. in sport, moto g.m. has new world champion as jorge lorenzo clinching the seat by a narrow margin. over 25 million people have taken part in myanmar's historic election. among them, the iconic leader of the country's democracy movement, who voted for the very first time. barred by the constitution from becoming president, polls suggest when the polls are known, her party will be declared the winner. al jazeera has several teams covering the election. many people weren't allowed to take part in the election.
in myanmar's biggest city, we'll go there first. >> the end of a historic day here in myanmar, the end of polling for this general election. it seems to have gone smoothly. there are no reports of violence, no reports or accusations of any kind of inconsists, election monitors from local and international organizations had fanned out across the country and so far, there had been no mention of wrongdoing or any suspicious activities at these 40,000 polling centers across the country. now the opposition party headquarters here, people started to gather after the sunset, a couple of hours after polling closed to show support. they gathered out in front of the headquarters but then were told to go home and wait for the
results. we look at how the day unfolded. >> before daybreak, and before polling stations had opened, voters in myanmar were patiently waiting their turn for a chance to vote for the government they want. >> it's for our next generation, time for real change. that's what we're hoping for and hopefully, you know, that will bring good changes. >> this day, we can make a change for the future, for a brighter future for our country. >> for nearly 50 years, a military ruled the country until handing over power four years ago. since then, the party, mostly consisting of former military officers had been in charge. the woman seen most able to bring change to myanmar was still under house arrest in the last general election. the process largely was considered fraudulent by the international community. >> this election is seen as more legitimate and inclusive
compared to the last election five years ago, the main opposition party, the national league for democracy is piking part. international observers have been allowed in. people who didn't bother voting in 2010 are turning up to cast their ballot. >> it is a first for myanmar to environment further observation. we think this is very positive. it increases the transparency of the process and our observers are now doing their work and we hope that this transparency will be displayed throughout the counting process and throughout the announcement of the results. >> there are allegations of errors in the voter list and irregularities in advance voting and no polling in hundreds of villages because of security concerns following fighting between armed ethnic armies and government soldiers. holders of temporary identity cards who voted in the last election won't be allowed to this time. the move mainly affects reming gay, the muslim minority who are
discriminated against and unrecognized by the government. whatever the outcome of sunday's vote, the military will stale play a part in government, because the constitution guarantees it a quarter of seats in parliament. despite its flaws, this election is a step forward for the fledgling democracy in myanmar. >> the long time party won elections back in 1990, but the military annul the the results and put her under house arrest. in 1991, she was awarded the nobel peace prize. military leaders rewrote the sons substitution and banned her from becoming president.
the leader of the democracy movement was finally freed from house arrest in 2010, but her party boycotted elections, which were seen at rigged. an academic in bangkok says myanmar has come far, but challenges remain. >> i think we have to keep in perspective however myanmar has traveled in the last 25 years. some years under development, the ethnic tensions, the civil war, we have a lot of problems in myanmar, so we will see flaws and shortcomings, there are certainly human rights concerns. i think these will be tied to the results. i think those concerns about rights will come to the fore more. if they do well overwhelmingly, those concerns will be put aside. the mld have not named a presidential nominee in case of their win, because the focus is
on her. she has said that she will run the country even if she's not president. i think the future of myanmar after these elections will be in her hands. the government represented by sdp, four years ago, they have allowed more open politics. now the combination of that reform process, we are seeing these elections. somehow going forward, we are looking to see some kind of compromise and accommodation. myanmar cannot change overnight from military dictatorship to a limbo in between and then to a shining democracy, so somehow she has to find ways to accommodate the military, the military has to allow election results to stand and then allow the more inclusive process. we're looking at years ahead, not just today. >> many of the human rights concerns you just heard about relate to myanmar minorities.
wayne hay is at a camp for people. >> there i see no celebrating here for democracy here in these camps. there are around 100,000 people, most of them rohingya muslims, largely viewed as illegal i am france despite the fact most have been here for generations. their rights have been stripped away. they used to vote in elections, not this time. that right has also been taken by the government. >> i was hoping to be able to vote, but now i can't. our lives are so difficult right now. >> i'm very sad that i can't vote, but i hope that after the election, the rohingya people will be recognized. that's my one wish. >> just a few kilometers away outside these camps, people have been able to volt at normal. one of the leading candidates for the main buddhist party in the state isn't offering much hope for the people here. >> we have a citizenship law and we can live with those who are
cam patible with that law, but we can't live with newcomers. >> people have some hope, but so far, the candidate has refused to speak out in support of them. >> stay with us, still to come, too scared to go home, south sudanese in kenya say a refugee camp is a much safer option. >> i'm president world robot olympia here in doha, qatar where the smartette minds have come together to battle for robot supremacy. >> how this latest arrival in shanghai stole the million dollar prize in one of golf's biggest tournaments. >> in burundi, unidentified gunman killed nine people as a bar in the capital. security forces have been carrying out searches after a
presidential deadline expired to hand in illegal weapons. there are fears the ultimatum may thack burundi toward civil war. in july, the president won a controversial third term in office. his opponents say it was against the constitution. it was upheld by a special court. sporadic fighting between his supporters and opponents have led to the death of 13 just in the last week alone. many have found a stronghold in the capital. people are frightened. >> we just lost loved ones. they have been savagely killed. we want justice and want to know the truth. we also want to know the reason for these hateful crimes. that's all we ask for. >> we are very scared of what is to come. we see our neighbors fleeing and we also decided to leave. >> an international journalist spoke to us. we are not naming him for his
own safety. >> it's terror at random, like last night, a bar was attacked, five guys in uniform and police uniforms ordered the people who were shipping outside to get inside, then they killed them. this is happening every day nearly or every couple of days, a couple of days ago. they were in another very popular area. it is terror, so people are very much afraid. people are fleeing the city, fleeing the suburbs. they flee, nobody knows exactly what is going to happen and people are very, very scared and it's very difficult to work here, because they don't want any witnesses. opposition groups in the country, they are not, you know, verbally present anymore. most of them are outside the country. you have the burundian press has been shut down. it's become impossible to cover. apologies the foreign press has been banned.
>> 90,000 people from south sudan are living in a refugee camp in kenya. most don't want to return home. they escaped fighting between rebels and the government and despite the peace deal are still not convinced it's safe. we have more from northern kenya. >> when soldiers attacked the village in south sudan last year, she didn't know which side they were fighting for. now she lives with her children in this refugee camp. during the firefight, she was shot in the neck. doctors removed the bullet. despite a recent peace agreement, she doesn't want to go back. >> south sudan is not ok. i say this because i saw my husband, my co wife and one of my children killed that in war, so i do not have any hope of going back. >> a refugee settlement is her home. she is among 90,000 south sudanese living here. the u.n. said most arrived since
the last conflict in 2013. following many months of stalled talks and growing international pressure, the rebel leader and president signed a peace deal in august. refugees here don't have confidence in it. some don't know it was signed. as yet, nobody is planning the journey back. >> the living conditions are tough, most of the air is very dry here. there are dust storms and no rain. the camp managers can only turn on the water taps for a couple of hours each day. in the reasony season, puddles form which can be a bleeding ground for mosquitoes spreading malaria and other infectious diseases. it's a better life, and crucially a safer one than what people expect if they go back home. >> tens of thousands of people came here during sudan's civil war in the 1980's and 1990's. a peace deal led to a referendum in the south and independence from sudan. iit was a time of hope.
this sign explains the new government to refugees here. many went home. hope faded when regional fighting took over, civilians bore the brunt of it. these men have lived through generations of conflict, their views lead the rest of the community and they're not optimistic. >> if it truly is peace, we will go home, but i have seen it before. we went home once before. if fighting erupts again, we will have to come back here, then i will still be stuck in the camp or request resettlement in another country. we don't have hope of going home. >> basketball is a favorite sport in south sudan. here, the refugees have formed a league. back home, ethnic groups have been pitted against each other in battle for decades. in the camp, teams from different communities play each other. for most, this is where they see their future. al jazeera, kenya.
chadian troops returned home from fighting boko haram in neighboring cameroon, but the battle against the armed group is far from over. aid agencies warn people are being forced from their homes in the lake chad basin. >> government leaders in chad are calling it a triumphant return. chadian soldiers are coming home after fighting boko haram in cameroon. >> the mission you've concluded was historic. it not only stopped the advance but gave us the opportunity to support cameroon who came under a series of attacks by the boko haram movement. >> supporters of the military in chad: >> today we feel how many. we came here to support them, thanking them for accomplishing the mission. >> government leaders say the mission is not over and they've handed control to a regional
force. 5,000 soldiers were sent to support cameroon in january. they stopped the advance of boko haram fighters in the lake chad area but remain a threat. in june, a five nation multi-national joint task force of nearly 9,000 troops was formed. troops from nigeria, chad, cameroon and niger are expected to be more effective. boko haram attacked chad multiple times after troops were sent to cameroon. dozen was soldiers were killed. thousands of been killed and tens of thousand us forced from their homes. the u.n. warns about the displacement of more people. attacks by boko haram fighters have become less frequent but haven't stopped in neighboring nigeria. >> we must be afraid. anybody who has seen these horrible things must be afraid. >> i can no longer go hunting, because i might get killed in the forest. we have to rely on farming.
we only farm around the house so that in case we said them coming, we can defend ourselves or run to safety. >> fear of boko haram remains in places where they have been pushed back. for now, that fierce is replaced by triumph. al jazeera. an explosion in the iraqi capital killed at least seven people. it happened a baghdad neighborhood. it is unclear whether it was a roadside bomb or car bomb. 23 others were wounded. >> it's been a day of violence in the occupied west bank, three attacks and one dead after being shot by israeli security forces. al jazeera's stephanie decker is in west jerusalem. it's been a busy day. take us through what happened. >> it's a break from i think what we can call a pattern really, the majority of attacks
in the last few weeks in the occupied west bank and alleged attacks, because some of disputed, disputed the israeli narrative and have been around the hebron area. what we've seen today, all three of these not in that area, two of them in the north, close to nablas, one a car bomb according to israeli police, the palestinian driving that car was shot and killed. two israelis severely wounded, one lightly. we also had another incident where an israeli settler was stabbed while he was shopping again, according to israeli police. they are looking for the two men that are supposed to have carried out the attack. then we had another incident close to bethlehem which was caught on video of a woman talking to an israeli security officer outside an illegal israeli settlement, when she pulled out a knife out of her bag and attempted to stab him. she's been shot. from sources, she is still alive according to what we know, so certainly, i think it goes to show the tension that remain on the ground, the unpredictability
of these attacks, which the israeli forces will tell you are hard to predict and still the have you not happiness intention on the ground. it's interesting, we heard from the head of military intelligence. he briefed the israeli cabinet earlier this month, and said that there was three reasons why palestinians were coming out to carry out these attacks, that they were unhappy, one was of course the tensions we'll seen at the al aqsa mosque compound, the temple mount. the second is no justice after the palestinian family was burned. no one was brought to justice. there is anger something that, it killed an 18-month-old baby and his parents and just a general hopelessness when it comes to the end of the occupation. he really hilt the nail on the head speaking to palestinians about why we're seeing a lot of these incidents taking place.
the israeli prime minister is on his way to washington to meet with the u.s. president barack obama. we're told he has a plan to try and appease things in the occupied west bank. i think whatever will be discussed there, very difficult to see how that's going to appease this feeling of hopelessness and destruction when it comes to palestinian feelings on the ground. a memorial service is being held in st. petersburg for the victims of the russian airline that crashed in egypt last week. 224 people were killed, the worst in russian history. we have more from moscow. ♪ >> 224 chimes for 224 lives, ended suddenly and violently. the somber sound of a tolling bell was the combination of a
service held in one of the largest cathedrals. it's more than a week since the jet was destroyed over sinai and we're waiting for a conclusive explanation of how and why. western governments think it was probably a bomb. isil said it destroyed the plane as a revenge for russian's care campaign in syria. russians have a are a invite of views. >> we can only judge by what we're told. if you want to know what i think, if it was isil, i think that theory has a right to exist. >> i think it is the plane to blame. it's a technical error. >> there have been many verses. from what we are officially told, i'm inclined to think it was an explosive onboard. >> the kremlin said we shouldn't jump to conclusions, but its decision making tells a slightly different store.
owl russian flights to egypt were suspended on friday, a precaution we were told and evacuated tourists started arrival back in their home this weekend. >> even if bombs prove to be that whichs destroyed the jet, the general response has been to grieve and then move on. if anything, look for a hardening of attitudes, more support for russia's bombing in syria. sorrow is often followed by anger, but modern governments can be good at shaping public opinion for their own uses and the kremlin is better than most. al jazeera, moscow. >> protesters in romania on the streets again after last week's nightclub fire. they are demanding early elections and an end to corruption.
seven more people have died from their injuries, raising the total to 41. the prime minister has already resigned over the disaster, which many blame on lax government safety standards. >> a marsh in madrid has demanded more government help for victims of domestic violence. organizers were joined by opposition politicians. spanish government say 41 women have been murdered so far this year by their partners or expartners and more than 800 in the past 12 years. voters in croatia are taking part in an election. the refugee crisis is a key election issue. more than 330,000 people have passed through croatia in the past two months. al jazeera is in the croatian capital. does it look like the refugee issue is driving support for the
conservatives as expected? >> well, the migration issue was the big issue in this election campaign, because more than 5,000 migrants and refugees come into croatia from serbia each day. that's why the conservative coalition led by the democratic union said if they win, they will close off the borders, in fact close off the green borders, they will let refugees in only through official border crossings and they will make the control on the borders more strict. they say this also, they don't want croatia to become the hot spot for refugees in europe. the ruling social democrats coalition said of course croatia will not become the new hot spot in europe, even if neighboring countries like slovenia, austria close their borders, they want to deal with this migrant crisis in a more humane way. croatian prime minister from social democratic party tried and succeeded to score points
with among conservative voters by clashing verbally with neighboring countries such as serbia and hungary rewarding this issue of migrant crisis. >> how are the elections shaping up? people have been voting today. any indication of where things are going? >> well, there there will be a lot of talk, whoever wins this election will have its hands full of economic problems. unemployment is really high and the economic growth is still very frank jail, around 1%, but it is growing. that's why the center elect ruling coalition say they deserve another four year mandate because the economy after six years of recession is finally improving, finally increasing. on the other side, center right
coalition from croatia democratic union says that they want to rule for the next four years. they promised increase for 5% and bigger pensions, bigger salaries. of course, this hard economical situation wasn't the focus point of this election campaign. the focus point is who is the bigger patriots. >> all right, for now, we leave it there. the greek islands used to be best known as tourist hot spots with shops to cater for international travelers who spend their days laying in the sunshine. that's changing now with the arrival of hundred was thousands of refugees. now, new shops and restaurants are popping up to cater for them. we have a report from the greek island of lesbos. >> a scene full of contributions, juxtaposing money against misery as it shows cases both profit and poverty. >> many businesses on lesbos
were about to close down are now being kept alive. >> refugees line up to pay what little money they have to local businessmen and women who have learned that to acclimate. the sandwiches may be simple, but now menus can be found in various languages. still, catering to crisis has left a bad taste in the mouths of even some of those benefiting from it. like maria, while happy to be making extra cash selling as i am cards, she feels conflicted. >> everybody takes advantage of them, the poor people. i don't think there is one single business that doesn't benefit. in the past, there was nothing here. it was just an empty street. that sums it up at that now it is like a street party. >> in the capitol of lesbos, one new restaurant isn't just offering up menus in arabic, it
is serving middle eastern cuisine, too. it promises patrons, most of them syrians, a taste of the homeland they fled. >> the owner insists his endeavor is good for both residents and refugees. >> we should adopt and accept these people and support them in any possible way. there is a difference between profiting from doing honest and hard work and exploitation. >> a short walk down the street, comfort is in as short a supply as nourishment. >> when you go to the shops, you will find that it's very crowded. >> for them, prices around an issue. they don't have enough money to
go buy food as a grocery store or eat at a restaurant. >> many say their money they brought with him is close to running out. at this hour, surely one of their darkest, they choose to see light. >> we have difficulties on the island, but we find kindness in the people. that's what makes you feel happy again, because we cannot find this kindness in our countries. i don't know what to say. i don't know. >> as the economy on lesbos changes, people change with it. this may look like simple supply and demand, but for now, the only thing you can see clearly is a surplus of despair. >> al jazeera, lesbos, greece. >> still to come on al jazeera, saving the world's frogs, how scientists in panama are trying to stop a mysterious disease.
>> tough that the country gave up on me. >> look at the trauma... every day is torture. >> this is our home. >> nobody should have to live like this. >> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep. >> welcome back. let's recap the headlines here on al jazeera now. there have been celebration on the streets as polls closed in myanmar's first openly contested elections. the national league for democracy is expected to win, but the constitution bars her from becoming president. votes are being counted, but it will be some weeks before official results are known. known. a memorial service in
st. petersburg for the 224 onboard the russian airbus disaster in egypt, the worst in russian history. >> in burundi, unidentified gunman killed nine people at the bar in the capital. the army is carrying out searches for illegal weapons. india's ruling party the b.g.p. conceded defeat in state elections. in one of india's poorest states, the alliance was able to win just 60 out of 243 states in the state assembly. the prime minister modi made the election a priority for his party, holding at least 30 campaign rallies. the loss means his government may struggle to push through national reforms. we have no update from new delhi. >> although these were state elections, this was seen by political pundits and media outlets as a test of the prime's leadership. ever since he and his party won a majority in the 2014 national
elections, including more than half the seats itself, the b.j.p. has won it in several states in what supporters call a modi wave. they were hoping a win would give the credibility needed to push through economic reforms which have been lagging in the last several months. however a grand alliance of parties got together to oppose what they call the b.j.p. playing politics based on religion. it's going to be business as usual now. the b.j.p. will still have a majority in the lower house of parliament and a minority in the upper house of parliament, which has blocked several economic reforms from going through. in light of these results, it seems b.j.p. and modi may have to take a more amicable tone to
get reforms through. >> she's been called the afghan malala. she goes to school in the morning and runs her own school in the afternoons. now, her work is being recognized. she's nominate for the children's international peace prize set to be awarded monday. jennifer glasse met her in kabul. >> sdiza is teaching the alphabet to children who might never have learned to read. she says knowledge removes obstacles and she would know. at first, parents didn't want to accept their children to her makeshift school in the afghan capital, kabul. >> i talked with their families every chance i could get. sometimes by the appear pump or wherever i saw them, i would talk to them. they liked me, so they let their children come to school. >> that was four years ago. she has been teaching these kids since she was 10 years old.
she add volunteer indicates with government and education officials. they live in this refugee camp. many can't go to government schools because they don't have official i.d.'s. others missed out because they spent time collecting water for their families. she got water piped in and got them into schools. none of it might have happened without her father. he defined his neighbors and relatives to send her to school. >> i was not educated, and my other children weren't educated, but she was the only one who was interested, so i let her study. i gave her books, and all the financial be support i could afford. >> but that wasn't much. aziza had to work selling street food. she got support from a charity that teaches skills that she shares with the children. >> she was born in one of the poorest neighborhoods of kabul. her house has no indoor plumbing or running water.
she hopes every child in afghanistan will have an education. >> she is not mated for annal piece prize that could get her an education grant and over $100,000 to fund her projects. she said winning will go a long way to helping her school become a model for the rest of the country. >> i didn't know about this award. i've been helping the kids for four years. i'm very happy to be nominated. my words are more valuable now. i want to share my message with everyone. >> the nomination has brought her some attention. if she wins, her voice may be heard by a wider audience. two years ago, another girl championed education won the prize, pakistan's malala yousafzai. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. rescuers in before dial continue to search for survivors four days after mining waste buried a village. two are confirmed dead and 28 are missing after waste reservoirs at a mine burst.
one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the philippines has its second anniversary. there are delays in helping housing survivors. more than 6,000 people were killed, and millions more displaced. our correspondent returned to the city of tacloban. >> when was ones her home. here is where she nurtured her four children for many years until typhoon haiyan swept it all away. many politicians have promised her a new home. she is still waiting. >> where will we be? where will we end up now? will we ever have has home? there are always question about it comes to government choice of beneficiaries. we have to fight from local governments down to community leaders. >> at least 6,000 people were killed and millions more displaced. president aquino has earlier
budgeted million dollars in funds for recovery efforts. 21,000 homes needed to be lee built, but two years on, only 500 houses of completely. thousands of people remain jobless. other say they are grateful aid groups stayed on to help them. the recovery of survivors is considered one of the biggest tests of aquino's presidency. thousands of survivors wrote the to him weeks ago, desperate for help. >> unfortunately, an open letter addressed to me never got to me. i never so you it, not in any paper, nothing. >> election season has begun and some survivors worry that their stories will just be used to further political ambitions here, but no speeches they say can hide the truth, that two years on, thousands of survivors are still living in makeshift
shelters with no electricity and running water. >> both national and local government agencies put the blame on each other. relief efforts have been marred by politics from the very beginning. >> my husband has been doing his best. i believe a lot has been done, but we can always do more. >> here in this mass grave is where hundred was unidentified bodies were buried in haste by the government. families desperate for closure, marking crosses for their loved ones, hoping that even in death, they are given dignity. two years often, this mass grave has deteriorated to make way for new construction. to those grieving, this is a grim resting place. for loved ones, the stories have already been forgotten. al jazeera, tacloban city, southern philippines. >> drags are disappearing at an
unprecedented rate around the world due to a fungus according to scientists. some are working to assure their long term survival. >> inside this laboratory outside panama city, scientists are working overtime. for this investigator, the motivation is clear, a chance to save frogs from extinction. with a deadly fungal disease, they are working to rescue the frogs. we have to rescue individual frogs before the fungus gets to them and use those frogs to establish health populations. >> they are looking to protect the frogs from the fungus and get them back in the wild.
>> they are in danger of extinction and 40% of species have been wiped out. that's why scientists say that programs like this are essential to their survival. >> building a lab in central america brought new challenges. without stores to buy food for the frogs, researchers have to raise the insects themselves. maintaining precise temperatures and humidity is essential, giving amphibians the nutrients to survive. >> female frogs need lots of fat in their diet, because when they're inmating, they hardly eat. we need to make sure they are well if he would in preparation for the mating embrace, which can last a few days to a month. >> the lab is home to three species of endangered frogs. more than 300 individuals are separated, according to species and gender. little by little, increasing population through selective mating is key to the frog's long
term survival. >> studies tell us that with 40 individuals, 20 males and 20 females, we guarantee the genetic variability won't be affected in 50 years time. this will be important repopulating frogs in areas they have disappeared. >> searching for clues to help fight the killer fungus while bringing threatened species back, part of a global effort to save frogs before it's too late. al jazeera, panama. >> we've got all the sport coming up in a moment. manchester city looks to hold their lead in the table.
>> all right, sports fans, jo's here. >> libya has taken sole control of the lead going into the game. they were level on that points with arsenal and lester city, but a goal at villa park guaranteed pelligrini top spot for now. >> this could have caused all change in the coming hours, arsenal will kick off in the next few minutes. gunners the lead. the democratic republican of congo have been crowned the best club football team in africa, winning in the two legged champions league final.
it's the fifth championship, the title also means they qualify for the fifa club world cup in japan beginning december 10. >> a golfer ranked 85 third in the world has won the tournament in shanghai. scotland's russell knox only found out last week that he was in the event for an alternate. he held off a world class field to win his first p.g.a. tour title on sunday. two time major champion jordan speith finished seventh, moving him back to number one in the world. >> i was terrified. winning at any level is the hardest thing you can do, and especially because i've never won a big one like this. it was tough.
i just kept pulling putts and golf is easier under those circumstances. >> the opening set 6-2, they're into the second and djokovic is serving before the match. if murray should win this, he is guaranteed to finish second in the rankings for the first time. venus williams has worked her way back into the top 10. the 35-year-old had been outside that elite bracket for more than four years. she won in a tight final in china on sunday. the 7-5, 7-6 win and her third title of the year. >> seven weeks here in asia and now i feel like home, and it's my home, and wow, so excited to win the first trophy and first also congratulations to
carolina, no loss this is week, and i know it's not -- it is disappointing, because she played so well, she deserves to win, as well and i was lucky to win at the end there. >> taking a big step toward victory against new zealand, new zealand was set to target at 504 for victory on saturday. they were slashing boundaries to get over the line. 142 for three when rain wiped out the final session of play on day four. the black cats will have work to do on monday if they are to face the test. >> in new york, 36,000 fans turned out at citi field to watch the first global cricket legends all-star series game. india's batting king and australian spin legend both captained teams of former international stars. off and running with the sixth.
finishing up with 26 runs, and it was warriors who found victory, winning by six wickets. horrible lorenzo clinched the world title in moto g.p. starting prom pole dominated the race, leading from start to finish. he claimed his third world title addings to his triumph of 2010 and 2012. >> for the last six months, fifa president seth blatter has been feeling the heat over the corruption scandal surrounding football's governing body.
that now a town in england has sent him up in smoke off in effigy. past effigy's have included tony blare and lance armstrong. that is all the sport for now. more later. >> from robot football to mining robots, 3,000 of the world's smartest young scientists and engineers have been gathering here in qatar for the 12t 12th world robot olympiad. we'll speak to this year's winners, but first this report.
>> just two and a half hours to finalize, then build their robots, these machines must deliver the correct block to the correct top of the mountain. it has to happenout human intervention. this brings together the world's robot enthusiasts, all intend on learning and showing off their skills. >> we have different designs. they have the advantage and we can talk to each other and then know about the advantage and we have learned from them. >> it makes our brain more advanced. >> no matter how big or small your pro both is, you just have to manage it. >> here, you listen to the people talking about interesting things, and you learn about it. >> in one competition, teams design robots to extract resources from potentially dangerous places, from water on mars to volcanic ash mining,
each team was judged on the creativity and ingenuity. >> it has been really cool to see, like someone who found micro organisms, which you can say is a natural resource. >> there's football, two robots aside with thousands of man hours behind the design and build of each robot player. >> some of the most marvelous minds in the world, you have a serious love of sporting event. >> when you look at what sports have been able to do and program these robots to do, it's really absolutely incredible. so obviously, that gets people interested. if science is fun or if education's fun, then people
will be interested, and be interested in becoming the scientists and engineers of the future. >> a malaysian team takes the title, but the consensus is that bringing so many young people front around the word together in the name of technology is a winning formula. al jazeera, doha. >> we're lucky to have here in the studio now some of the gold medal winners from the makes team with their teacher. good to have you all with us. congratulations, i can see first of all, you're holding that, that's the trophy, right, that you guys won? ok, now why, tell us, i know every robot crater thinks his robot is special. tell us and show us what is special about what you have done here. >> ok. what we have done here is a robot that can play football. >> can you show us then? can we put it down and get a
little show and tell? is there anything special about that football or is it all about the robot? >> the special about the ball, it has infrared. as you can see the red light. >> right. >> it has senators to detect the ball. >> as long as you've got a red light on, it knows where it is looking for the ball. all right. how many competitors were you up against? >> we were up against about 64 teams from around the globe. >> wow, so you must be very, very proud of your little robot. >> yes. >> how long does it take you to make those things? >> it took about two months to design it and also to program it, and -- but to get the perfect design, it took us four years. >> four years. can you show us again how it works? can we see a goal, guys? there we go. maybe i can have a go with him
if he can't -- all right. can he find the ball? yes, he can. i'll kick it back to him then. come on. let's see if he has anything to the name. there we go. you must be really proud. why is it important for kids to learn how to make robots? i was goings to play football for a second. >> it's good for their minds and technology knowledge. they are learning mechanicals to build a robot. >> brilliant. what do you hope to do with your future careers, guys? >> so, for us, we actually have the same dream, and it is together to become inventors, to in vent stuff to help humans and make a better life for all of
us. >> what's next for inventions after you've made a robot that can play football, how are you going to save the world? >> how are we going to save the world? basically we're going to create machines and robots that can tackle small world problems and big problems. >> that's interesting, like what sort of small world problems? i'm interested to get your perspective, as well. what do you think? >> we'll try to make something that helps the people. >> so unfortunate people. what kind of ways can robots help? >> ok, example, people who are disabled, so basically, robots could actually help example people with amputees to walk, to travel to other places and also to do stuff that they captain do, as an example, things such
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