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united nations manager louis van hall, draw against chelsea. >> hello there, a very warm welcome to this hour's news. the iraqi military says it's taken back full control of the key city of ramadi from the islamic state of iraq and the levant, or i.s.i.l. iraqi flag is now flying over a government complex there and soldiers have been celebrating their victory. but some reports indicate there are still pockets of i.s.i.l. resistance in the city. osama ben javad reports from erbil in northern iraq. >> a major battle in the iraqi city of ramadi is over. these soldiers are celebrating after they took control of a key pound in the center of the city. the takeover is symbolic. whoever controls these
administrative buildings, holds the city. >> translator: yes, ramadi is now a free city. the hero of armed forces have put the iraqi flag over the government complex in el anbar. >> reporter: but as much as there is to celebrate for these forces, this neighborhood is just one area. i.s.i.l. still remains in downtown ramadi. in the north, iraqi forces haven't been able to cross the euphrates river. the recapture of ramadi is a boost to iraq's much criticized army whose presence here crumbled when i.s.i.l. moved into too much of the city. it is also the first battle that the iraqi army has fought without the direct support of the popular mobilization forces also known as shia militia. won't predict when the forces will completely take over ramadi but these soldiers have cleared
hundreds of road side bombs planted by cite. i.s.i.l. a major issue will to be clear home made explosives and booby trapped buildings. >> iraqi forces are jubilant because they see victory in sight. days in the final offensive to get this far but they also know that while they may have won this battle against the group it will take them longer to win the war against i.s.i.l. osama ben javad erbil northern iraq. >> shortly after those iraqi soldiers celebrated retaking ramadi, the united states military gave its reaction to the latest developments in the fight against i.s.i.l. >> there is still plenty of work to do in ramadi, we still need to stabilize the remainder of the euphrates river valley, we still need to work on the rest of the tigris river valley. so this is going to be a process. i want everyone to be clear that
there is still a lot of work ahead of us. this enemy is still dug in very deeply in portions of iraq. they still have a capability to fight. they still have a capability to do harm. so this is going to take time. >> syrian state television says 19 people have been killed in a twim bombing attack itwin bombiy of homs. people gathered to inspect the damage another 100 people were also wounded. a british based activist group has given a higher death toll of 32 people. now buses and ambulances have carried some 450 fighters and civilians out of three besieged town in syria and turkey and lebanon. on zabadani, a group of of rebels and their families have been under siege by government forces for months, now they have
been allowed out of the area, to go to lebanon. there civilians trapped have been given a safe route to turkey, from there they will travel on to beirut. similar agreements in homs and yarmouk, though this last deal is on hold after the killing of a powerful rebel leader on friday. hashem ahelbarra has the story. >> wounded fighters and their families cross into lebanon from syria. the end of months of anxiety and uncertainty about their future. they were trapped in zabadani near the lebanese border. the city has been the focal point of intense fighting but after a serious of se series ofe
rebilitierebels lost most of ite army. the final destination is unclear. there could be sent to refugee camps on the border with syria or moved to areas under opposition control inside the country. also, as part of the deal, shia militia fighters were given safe passage out of small towns in northern syria. these pro-government fighters were evacuated to turkey. it is the first leg in a journey that will take them to lebanon and then syria's capital which is still largely a stronghold of president bashar al-assad. this complex movement of people was made possible because of a deal brokered by iran and turkey. it's seen as a significant development in a country battered by more than four years
of violence. the united nations hopes this deal will create some level of trust between the government and the rebels, ahead of a crucial meeting in geneva flex month. there is a growing sentiment that no party can decisively win this awa war in syria and a compromise may be the only way to bring an end to this phase of the conflict. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera, southern turkey. joining me in the studio is a military analyst and former jordajordanian. fighter. how significant is this that the iraqis won this battle? >> it is a good victory. there again their confidence is back, raise their morale back also. but they have a lot of work to did especially in the north and eastern part of ramadi. ramadi is a huge area and it's
going to take i could say a month. so i'll be very dieferl sa carey it's a full victory. >> i'm guessing from what you're saying many winning and keeping it are two different things. what are the two things that need to be put in place in order for ramadi to stay as it has? >> you have to clean it all from i.s.i.l. and i think they have to secure it well by using these local police and the sunni people, also make use of militia sunni people, what makes it significant or a good victory is they did not let what they call the shia militia to participate in such an attack or this campaign. so that's played the whole campaign had this sort of local support for the elite of the army forces from iraq. so that's an portion of that, a
way for such an attack and they did well. and i think there's some advisor or some targetees for the air power, from the american, i don't know about the shia -- >> i was going to ask you is there a combination of factors that came together to made this small victory happen. >> yes, i think it was a good campaign and showed that one used the air power probably and you have the boots on the ground, things will work out well for you. >> can this sort of victory be replicated do you think in other places in iraq? >> no. mosul is a different battle. if you are talking about mosul. because baiji, tikrit, these are different battle also. they need to prepare for it also, resources and plans to get mosul back. which is going to be a long war i guess. also, there is -- you cannot separate syria strategy concerning i.s.i.l. and the iraq
strategy because you have got this raqqa and darazur the center of power of i.s.i.l, very brutal mobile force, have this tactical surprise mosul most of the time, be careful increase intelligence, they're doing this drawn business now to get more info for another battle. >> let's talk about syria. we have seen syria, bosses leaving, how has that changed the reality on the ground? >> this goes for assad, they are removing the opposition around certain areas of damascus and other area, the use for syria what they call in the future, best also i think the russian, i think that, it is also a
demographic cleansing if i could say it, based on sectarian geography. you want to separate it and this also useful for the useful syria also. so i don't know. there is two option was, either they keep killing these people, surround them, or they let them go on you know, on this demographic assault, saving people life i think so i don't blame them if they do. but these things are temporary thing, this local fire doesn't work out very well, or you could base on it for future peaceful settlement. >> thank you very much for joining us, mamun, thank you for your thoughts. >> thank you. thank you. >> secretary of state john kerry says iran has started fulfilling its deal with the six countries. more than 11,000 kilograms of
low enrelinquished uranium, 300 kilograms of the low enriched uranium but it's stockpiled. >> removing and rendering inoperable the existing core of the iraq reactor. the iaea will verify the steps and implementing the extensive monitoring and variation regime of iran's entire nuclear program. >> so let's get more from rosiland jordan in washington, d.c. hi there roz. i guess this is going to be seen as a very positive step in the right direction. >> it is seen julie as a positive step but it does not mean that the u.s. and the other members of the p-5 plus one are ready to certify that iran has complied with all of the terms of the jcpoa, the landmark deal
that allowed for iran to basically displant l its nuclear arms program, suspected nuclear arms program, under the nuclear nonproliferation treaty which is to use its nuclear power for medical purposes to provide energy for iranian people. when they get to the point where one, th the international atomic energy agency has reduced th sas reduced the stockpile under the terms of the agreement, that is when the international community can go ahead and start with the removal of sanctions against iran because of its previous suspected nuclear weapons activities. >> and roz, when this deal was announced it was very controversial, wasn't it?
i wonder if the doubters back there will see this as progress? >> well, we haven't had any initial reaction here in the united states. but i would suspect that there's going to be a real question about whether iran indeed has gotten rid of all of the questionable material that it was required to remove under the terms of the jcpoa. there is skepticism about whether the iaea is actually going to have all of the access and all of the monitoring tombs that it will need in order -- tools that it will need in order to verify iran's nuclear activities. there's also going to be the question about whether the iranians are in -- while they're in the process of doing this work, are doing anything that might violate if not actual letter of the jcpoa, at least the spirit of the jcpoa. there is i would imagine going to be some skepticism about just how compliant the iranians are being in terms of this deal.
what you don't hear though in john kerry's statement which was released a couple of hours ago on monday is whether the u.s. is ready to go ahead and lift its own sanctions sooner rather than later. we've heard messages from the iranian government that they think that this could happen as soon as in january. but we are not hearing from u.s. officials that any relief if the sanctions would be happening that quickly. >> rosiland jordan there joining me from washington, d.c. roz thank you. still to come this newshour. japan and south korea reach an agreement to compensate the women used as world war ii sex slaves. in kabul, a suicide car bomb. and. in sports, struggle against england.
>> a u.s. grand jury has decide that the cleveland police officer who shot dead 12-year-old ta tamir rice will nobody the indicted. timothy lowman shopped tamir rice within 30 seconds of him driving up. passions killings over african americans. for more on this we go live to kristin saloomey in new york. hi there kristen. do we know why the grand jury decided the charges weren't warranted? >> well, julie we heard from prosecutor tim mcginty just a short while ago speaking to reporters and he said it's indisputable that the young man tamir rice was reache reaching e gun and there was no way for the officers to tell that it was in fact a toy.
video from the security cameras does appear to show tamir rice reaching for his waste banlt but hohis waistband, theofficers pum within 1 seconds of arriving on the scene. that's what prompted the huge outcry across the country, at the time when activists were already protesting the use of force against black men and young black men in particular in this country. but mcginty said while what what happened was a tragedy it wasn't a crime. >> as the law applies to police use of deadly force, the grand jury declined to bring charges against timothy lowman and anthony garnbeck. simply put, the use of force by all that day the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by
police. >> well ci kristin, how did the family respond? >> they said they were sad and disappointed but not surprised. the pace of the investigation and the action he of the prosecutor in this case, they say he's hired experts who were there to exonerate the officers not prosecute them. experts who ruled that the officers were justified in the use of force in this case and those reports were given to the press and released publicly before they went to the grand jury. they were critical of that. they've been critical of the fact that the officers were allowed to present written statements to the grand jury and not have to answer questions. they say that they are going to renew their calls for the federal justice department to investigate the case on their own. they also are suing the city of cleveland and the officers in a civil suit.
cleveland of course has had a long history of accusations of aggressive policing and in may, cleveland entered ininto an agreement with the federal justice department in order to reform the department. but clearly the family is not resting and hoping the justice department will do more for the case of their son. >> kristin saloomey joining us, thank you. japanese prime minister shinzo abe has apologize for the second war policies of forcing thousands of women to be sex slaves for soldiers. an issue that has long soured relations. tokyo is paying $8.3 million the to the victims for compensation. victoria gatenby has the story. >> the victims have waited 70 years for an apologize from japan. it finally came from japanese
prime minister shoin shinzo abe. >> we have been expressing ourselves and such a position has not been changed. i hope this agreement will serve as a momentum for japan and south korea. >> reporter: it's an issue that strained relations between the two countries for years. so there's relief that they can at last move on. >> in order to restore the dig flit and regain the impaired reputation of the comfort women as well as heal the wounded through agreement, i think it's most important that the japanese government swiftly and faithfully carry out the measures under this deal. >> reporter: historians estimate had a mostly 200,000 women mostly from korea were forced to provide sex in broth elses saibrothels said up by the japanese.
>> the government has been trying to settle this issue by the end of there year. we will follow the government's decision. >> reporter: korea was a jns colonjapanese colony from 1910 o 1945. this profession however long in coming offers compensation for the survivors. >> this is a huge deal, a long time problem that divided these two countries has been seemingly resolved at least on a government to government level. >> for many victims the trauma of the past has never gone away. they say it's important that japan has finally admitted that what happened to them was wrong. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. >> to nigeria where in the last 24 hours dozens of people have reportedly been killed in a wave of attacks in the northeast. army has confirmed an attack on the town of malagali.
two women suicide bombers blew themselves up in a beet market. in and around the city of maiduguri, a mosque was targeted in one suicide bombing and witnesses say several female suicide bombers and fighters armed with rocket propelled grenades, our reporter ahmed idris sent us this update from maig gri. maiduguri. >> no vehicle is allowed in and no vehicle is allowed out. simply because the security services here want to ensure that this is a crime tree christmas. for first time in three years in the northeast of nigeria there was no case of tbhoamg boko haram ibomb by bokoharam.
the ban on movement or car movement in maiduguri and other parts of the fleeft was of nortf course lifted and the military killed more than a dozen of the suicide bombers as they tried to enter mai maiduguri, but somehow they managed to slip into maiduguri. for the first time in months they detonated their explosives. the military the general officer commanding the seventh division of the nigerian army has told reporters this evenings that in fact 26 people have been killed in the series of bomb attacks accreditation the state and more than 80 people have been injured as a result. but the fata fatalities could re because of the seriousness of the attacks in mai maiduguri and
outskirts of the city. >> in burundi, president pierre nkurunziza announced he would be running for a third term. here is the report. >> ugandaen >> started when president nuppedpierrenkurunziza announceo run for a third term. >> i appeal to you the two sides to sit down and have a political solution. >> reporter: activists in opposition said nkurunziza's bid for reelection was against the deal that ended 13 years of civil war. so they took to the streets
earlier there year. but the crack down was violent. since then police have been accused of dozens of extra judicial killings and the armed opposition is accused of attacking military sites. peace talks first started in july but stalled. the talks have resumed here at state house, that is a presidential palace in entebbe but they are due to be moved to arusha in neighboring tanzania. just for coming to the negotiating table. government delegates have said they are not willing to negotiate with people involved in a failed coup attempted in may. >> we need to tell you they were none nonviolent when they are not. last month they continue using weapons, rockets, this kind of way of saying no to something. >> but the opposition politicians and caiflghts a acte
talks, demanding president nkurunziza abandon his third term which supporters say he won in july. opposition reject his victory in the polls saying it was a fraud. >> we ask to stop nkurunziza osay to him stop the killing. stop because it is not his mandate. >> so any compromise will be difficult. talks only started after the u.s. and eu imposed sanctions for alleged human rights abuses. malcolm webb, al jazeera, entebbe, uganda. >> storms in the united states have killed at least 43 people in the past few days. some areas in texas were hit by a strong snow blizzard as temperatures dropped and the extreme weather is forecast to continue over the next few days.
more than 160,000 people have been displaced by flooding in south america, it's prompted argentina's new president to warn that the country needs to be ready to fight climate change. teresa vo traveled to argentina where thousands have lost everything. >> reporter: on a boat on the streets of concordia, trying the make it back to the house he left, to escape the flooding. >> this was my mother's house my brother's house, everything is under water. >> reporter: concordia is located in the province of enterios but the flooding is not just happening here, but also in paraguay, uruguay and brazil. scientists fear these may lead to the worst effects in 15 years. >> i've lost everything. so angry so frustrated.
i work every day to try get something but then this happens and everything is gone. >> the citizens say this area is completely flooded. this is the poorest area in this city and many are afraid of leaving their property because they fear that whatever they have left will be stolen. argentina's new president mauricio macri vfte visited the affected area. >> translator: this frequency we are seeing in rainfall and the rise of water has everything to do with climate change. we have to use less energy and water and take care of the environment. >> reporter: he also said that the way to mitigate effects of climate change is by building more infrastructure and that's what people here have been waiting for years. about 10,000 people have been evicted from their homes in concordia. many live on the river banks because it is cheaper and they have nowhere else to go.
living in this area for weeks, authorities have told her it will be months before she can go home. >> translator: we are very thankful for all the help we are getting but what we really need is a house far away from the water. my children are sick. we have nothing left. >> people here say that they are used to floods but this is the first time they have been forced out of their homes. flooding in argentina is affecting the most vulnerable and many here are saying that only government action can help them deal with the effects of climate change. teresa vo, al jazeera, concordia, argentina. floods are also continuing to cause havoc in australia's northern territory. large stretch of highway has been closed. nearly 500 residents from the community of daily river have been moved to darwin they are expected to remain until the flooding has subsided.
authorities have warned the people to be wary of crocodiles inundating the area. still to come, we connect with the rohingya migrants who arrived at very different destinations. plus, as falling oil price he lead to cught cuts in saudi aras budget we ask how low can three go? >> who crossed the line first in one of the world's toughest yacht races. aces.
>> it's thrilling when it's working. >> i lived that character. >> go one-on-one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> welcome back. a reminder now much our top stories here on al jazeera. iraq says its forces have retain ramadi from the islamic state of iraq and the levant. the iraqi flag is flying over a government complex there and soldiers have been celebrating their victory. hundreds of injured syrian fighters and civilians have been trapped in two pro-government cities near idlib. a number of opposition fighters under siege in zabadani have been given safe passage to
lebanon. this video of shooting of tamir rice invoked outrage in the u.s. killed one per, injured 33 others near the airport, attack happened near a military entrance used by nato forces in kabul, zane besrabi has the story. >> afghan police say a suicide boardoxerbottomer detonated a b, instead civilians were caught up in the blast. >> i was standing near my shop when suddenly i heard a huge explosion and everything became dark around me. shattered piece is of iron fell over me. i was three meters away from the explosion. i saw a teenager dead in the
ground. it was really terrible. >> reporter: the explosion destroyed cars and hilt a street lined wit -- hit a street signeh shops. aimed at creating fear among afghans. >> suicide bomb are car loaded with explosive, as a result, 13 passers by were wounded and one person was killed. all of them were civilians. >> this is the latest in a series of security set backs for afghan government. in september the taliban took control of the afghan city of kunduz and held it for two weeks before the army regained control. and earlier this month more than 70 people died in a taliban attack on the kandahar airport complex. the attack in kabul came a day after the head of pakistan's army attended a conference in the city. it was aimed at helping restart peace talks with the taliban. zane basrabi, al jazeera.
saudi arabia has announced plans to cut spending and seek new sources of revenue after the drop in oil prices hit the economy. saudi revenues fell by 50% to $162 billion in 2015 mainly the result of a 23% drop in income from oil. overall spending meanwhile rose to $260 billion, fueled in part by the saudi military intervention in yemen. as a result the first saudi budget under king salman revealed a deficit of $238 billion. council says the country has enough reserves to go through this period of low oil prices. >> oil is the main, 80 to 90% of the government income comes from oil. that is true. but oil prices are down. oil since it was used commercially, 100 years ago, until today, goes through
cycles. through many-year cycles. are price of war is inelastic, demand wise and supply wise so it takes a long time for it to move. $140 a barrel was not stainable. $30 a barrel is still not sustainable. it's going to change. >> well the price of oil now is just a third of what it was in the middle of last year in june 2014 brent crude was selling at $130 a barrel, now it's selling at $37. now some experts predict it could drop to $20 a barrel if production continues on the same rate. joining us in the studios is dr. mamdu salome. why have we had the drop in oil prices and who's to blame? >> the main reason is the glut
in the market and contrary to common wisdom, the glut is not caused by the u.s. shale production. it's coughed by members of polkc themselves. they are producing 2.2 above their ceiling of 30 million barrels which they agreed upon last june. >> why do they keep producing then, if it cuts the price? >> because saudi arabia is opec and saudi arabia is dominant power inside opec. saudi arabia did not want to reduce production and of course without saudi arabia no reduction by poik will be opec e profitable. consequently that is the situation we are facing. the price, in my opinion, could go down even to $30 a barrel,
without cuts by saudi arabia and opec. >> so if the answer is as obvious as cutting production, forgive me in my 95 take, why not just cut production -- in my nignaivete, why not cuss production? >> i think logic there is flawed and i tell yu you why. the countries that can take seub saudi and opec market share are russia and 11 million barrel, the biggest in the world, number 1. and with that, russia is focusing only now on china, which is the biggest importing,
energy importing country. so russia is out. the u.s. shale oil production is in a very bad situation. they lost 600,000 barrels in 2015 and they are projected to lose another 900,000 next year at current prices. >> does the picture change at all if we take iran into consideration? >> no, it will not. because contrary to what western media is saying, the lifting of the sanctions on iran will hardly have any impact on oil prices and the global oil market. and i tell you why: because according to the international energy agency in paris, iran needs 3 to 5 years to repair the damaged reservoirs in its oil industry, damaged since the days of the shah when iran was
producing 6 million barrels, then came the war with iraq then came the sanctions and they didn't have the investment to do it. iran needs 200 billion to develop its oil production. in this climate of low oil price it's virtually impossible for iran to get even a small fraction of that investment. so iran can add 300 o500,000 to0 barrels bringing it back to 3.2 which it was producing before. >> we'll watch as see what happens. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you, thank you. >> al jazeera has gained rare access to one of the most dangerous migration routes in the world. through the eyes of the people directly involved migrants must travel through san pedro sula
and get to guatemala, from there they go through matamoros, in the mexico state of tanalopez. then across the border to san antonio in texas. john holman traveled with them across guatemala. >> it may look like a one horse town but don't be fooled. el naranho on the guatemala-mexico border is a hub for migrants and the people who prey on them. the man i'm speaking to is a people smuggler, his job is to keep the people safe from the local mafia. >> i pay for security to transfer out, so my clients don't have to wait. here time is safety. >> translator: the people here don't let you move. they kidnap you beat you up and they do what they wants to you. >> reporter: we followed him
on an exhausting journey from san pedro sula honduras, hopping on and off crowded buses picking up more clients. he needs to get into mexico and there's only one way. this is where the road ends and the river begins. the migrants arrive in small taxis and buses, and then they climb into these small boats here, which will take them down the river. hondurans, guatemalans, salvadorans. >> a gang got into my house robbed everything, beat up my dad and my cousins and even raped my mother. >> heading into more danger. mexican cartels are infamous for kidnappings extorting and
killing migrants. the only sure way through is paying them off. >> the federal police take at least $120. migration is $30, to enter the state, the matamoros would pay them $750 per person. >> it is a booming business focused on exposing the resume they have. mexico's tight fling of the southern border means the chance he of getting through without a guide are slimmer than ever. but even paying the six to $7,000 the people smugglers demand doesn't guarantee you safety. >> a year ago i brought a group of young women about 16 to 17 years old and all of them got raped. i paid them money and they raped all those girls anyway. >> from the boat these migrants are hurried into cattle trucks and that is how they go into mexico. an industry which sees them as
pure profit. john holman, el naranho guatemala. >> now for a look at this year's most significant stories, one year five families, about a rohingya family forced out of myanmar. myanmar say the rohingya are refugees from bangladesh. it is estimated that 20,000 rohingya fled both bangladesh, all four countries agreed to eventually agreed to offer them temporary refuge. many were stranded at sea for days. al jazeera's step vaessen visited one family who made the decision to leave myanmar. >> for rosea begam it's been a year of narrow escapes. since the 16-year-old survived, two boat journeys. we managed to find her at her
uncle's house in malaysia. more than a thousand cloments ks from indonesia where we met her seven months ago. >> in indonesia they took good care of us, we had enough food but we were sad because we had nobody. that's why i decided to come here. >> reporter: in may, rosea and her 18-year-old brother landed in ache they were separated in the journey and both traveled by boat separately. she recognized her brother in a photo we took in a different camp and finally the siblings were reunited. that was the last time they saw each other. aman minh is still in ache. we find him in a tent spending most of his time praying. >> translator: when i met my sister i was so happy. i felt like i finally had my
family again. now she has gone. i'm heartbroken. i'm so sad. >> reporter: the siblings had tried to leave indonesia together. but aman was betrayed by his smugglers and abandoned. rosea was abandoned when a smuggler abandoned her at sea. >> i could not eat for two days after this. i was so afraid we were going to die. >> the story of rosea and aman is the story of a birth future. the journey has given them some kind of safety but new uncertainties. a journey that has only just begun. rosea regrets leaving indonesia. she now lives as an undocumented immigrant in indonesia. she married a friend in indonesia. >> it's been a very long journey
and i've faced much hardship along the way but i'm still happy i left myanmar. everything was burned and we had no freedom to pray. despite everything i'm thankful. >> once a month rosea and aman minh talk on the phone and hope one day they will be reunited step vaessen, al jazeera. >> still to come on al jazeera, a sports car built by men who couldn't afford to buy their own. and sport.
>> time now for an update on all the day's sport with andy richardson in doha. >> thank you so much julie. manchester united manager louis van hal, a nil-nil home draw against chelsea, not quite what the old trafford crowd wanted to see. the dutchman insists he has the players on his side and there's no reason for him to quit. >> i accept when the players are fighting for me, i always stay. because that is the most important thing. and that you are seeing today. >> well, arsenal went to the top of the game, gabrielle headed in
the germans corner to open the scoring then oselin scored thoims seal thhimself to seal t. >> what is important is that he's diss -- i think he convins everybody that he is not only a talented player but a player willing to work for the team and very hard. >> seven goals at goodison park, injury time penalty, the difference between the size there, 2-1 win against south hampton. now gland's contradicters, third test against south africa in durbin. opening game, elder looked up to the task of south africa.
south africa then needed a quick wicket, instead, suffered a shoulder injury. there is though still a chance he could bowl again in this test. despite losing captain for the second time in the match an unbeaten 60 from joe root saw england finish the day with a total of 261 runs and they still have seven wickets in hand. the carolina panthers perfect nfl season is over after 14 straight wins they finally lost, it was against atlanta falcons, jones touchdown reception, put the falcons ahead. georgia dome denying the panthers from clinching home field advantage in the nfc playoffs. >> disappointing. we had some opportunities in the game that we didn't take advantage of those opportunities. we didn't coach to our abilities, we didn't play to our
abilities. they played hard and physical and took advantage of the mistakes we made. they made some big plays when they had to and thairnd we at tf the day we were not good enough as a football team, that's the bottom line. >> comanche with more than 30 boats forced to pull out, the u.s. entry staged a pretty remarkable come back after damaging a rudder and briefly retiring from the race. mark graham reports. >> comanche became the first international bring to wi entrye race since 2008. >> we were 30 miles ahead when we broke. we love this boat. >> the american super-maxi started well while avoiding the collisions at the start of the race which forced four boats to retire before even leaving
sydney harbor. comanche was the first to sail into open sea. they broke their rudder but after briefly retiring from the race they decided to carry out repairs at sea. meanwhile their main rival, eight time winner and prerace favorite, wild oats 11 ripped their mainsail in a squall and they were forced to pull out. that enabled rambler 88 to take lead. the rough conditions didn't ease though with nearly a third of the fleet forced to retire. after successfully repairing their rudd cerer, comanche was e to spas the ra rambler. eight hour and 58 minute journey.
mark graham, al jazeera. >> a meadowlark lemon, died at the age of 83. he played for the exhibition team of the harlem globetrotters. during the team's peak in the 1960s and 70s he played more than 300 games a year. a sign of his crossover appeal lemon made it into both the basketball and the international clown hall of fame. okay, there's your sport, back to julie in london. >> andy, thank you. now the philippines is not the first country that comes to mind when you think of sports car design. but a group of young engineers wants to change that. marga ortigas reports from the philippines where they're building affordable supercars. >> this is the aurelia, philippines first supercar. it pumps out 517 horsepower.
it's designed and developed by young filipino sports car enthusiasts. they decided to build one because they couldn't afford to buy one. >> it all started whether we were challenged to do it wp when we were told we couldn't build one. adapting the overall design to the philippine he market. its engine is japanese. has a frame that is space frame. >> adapted for the filipino roads. >> it's been called the poor man's sports car but that doesn't bother its builders. who see it as a showcase of filipino ingenuity. a way of recycling up. it all begins in here, there are
no machines or assembly lines. each piece of the craft's body is crafted and modeled by hand. it takes up to six moose to complete a car. so far only four prototypes have been produced. there is interest from the buyers but it will be a while before the car is open for the market. >> we want this to serve as inspiration for each filipino. if we can achieve this dream so can others who appreciate what we've done here. >> what they've done the developers say is create a work of art by making the most of what they had. marga ortigas, al jazeera, laguna, philippines. >> you can find out much more on our website. the stories you are clicking on the most, you will find there, plenty of expert analysis and videos from all of our correspondents. you can find it at www.aljazeera.com. half an hour of news coming up in just a second. econd.
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