>> a very warm welcome to the news hour. jane dutton in doha. these are the top stories on al jazeera. desperately needed aid has reached starving syrians i in a day that tens of thousands of people are still under siege. high level talks in afghanistan aimed as reviving the peace process. give us education.
more education is needed and tuition costs should come down. ♪ the cancer claims the life of music legend david bowie. and. >> hello, everyone, robin adams here ready to celebrate the player of the year. cristiano ronaldo with a third title. >> breaking news for you. aid trucks has finally entered the besieged town as part of a major deal as part of the government and rebels. these are the pictures coming from the night if in damascus. 40,000 people have been starving for over six months.
at the same time aid convoy is delivering supplies to towns in idlib province which has been surrounded by rebels. caroline malone has been monitoring the situation from neighboring lebanon. we're looking at pictures where the aid has arrived. talk us through, caroline. >> that's right. the sun is just setting in this region and not a minute to spare to get that aid in. the food aid and other aid coming in and go into those towns in iib at the same time, a simultaneous operation. it could be a few days before all the aid is delivered. they're going to make sure that the medical aid gets through to the medical communities and other aid to the relief committees for the people who run the relief groups in the respected areas.
they have 350 tons of aid going in to madia and 175 tons going into those towns in idlib as well. the red cross convoy left damascus carrying desperately needed aid in western syria. but there are demands that more needs to be done to help many others in need. >> what is going on now, giving aid to people is not good enough. the united nations have done this exactly three months ago and look at where we are at now. >> to the north supply trucks aid organization trundle through idlib both convoys have arrived at the same time as part of a deal negotiate with the syrian government a few days ago. pro government forces have blockaded the area for months. they are cut off by armed rebel groups. people say they have been reduced to eating sandfuls of
salt, tree leaves, rough, cats and dogs. >> are we not arabs as well? i swear to god we are arabs. these children, what wrong have they done? this child, what wrong did he commit? >> the world food program said that the aid carried will meet the needs of 40,000 people but only for one month. the u.n. said there are 400,000 people trapped by various sieges across syria. activists say it is vie-- >> that's right. so what we're hearing is that u.n. has made requests to get aid to different parts of syria. 400,000 people need it. there is something like 200,000 people being held under seen by isil groups and 175,000 people
held by government forces, so many people need that food aid. the u.n. idea last year to get food in to those areas and only 10% of the areas received the aid because they couldn't get the different fighting sides on board. a very difficult situation for the u.n. and there are many people who need it across syria. >> thank you, caroline. this is good news for those many people who have been starving for so long. is it a good deal? >> well, yes, speaking about the circumstances it is--you know, it is a good gesture that at least one break through is happening through this sort of cycle of starvation and siege across syria. but we should be careful about how good is that.
first of all. you know, it's beyond any doubt that giving or allowing food and supplies to the civilian population should not be conditioned by any political agreement or political discourse or discussion. what is happening right now is probably sitting--setting a concerning precedent. and-- >> you're striking a deal who are enforcing the starvation on people. >> exactly. yes, that is--that is--i think that is the essence of the problem. the different parties to this conflict have never sort of come together--i mean with the support of the united nations in the international community to settle like a broad solid agreement on humanitarian needs of the population in syria.
that's what sort of keeps creating these problems. there is no sort of solid commitment to the humanitarian issue in syria. and it is maybe--no one has guarantees. this is a good deed at hand right now, but we really do not have guarantees that other sort of conditions for starvation and political use of humanitarian situation might happen again. >> it's good news for now, but i'm wondering to those who haven't been affected by this deal, and what it is that you would like to see in order to have some sort of stainable humanitarian relief? >> yes, absolutely. and there were is also one thing to add to that. you know, the broad perspective set up right now by the u.n. envoy to syria sets up the grounds for political negotiations. and regardless of how far or how
fast these negotiations are going to happen. one question--one question needs to be asked is that given the situation right now for syria, and one ngo group said that over 1 million syrians are under siege in different parts in syria, and probably--probably around damascus itself there are 47 sites of siege where people are really being trapped by different--by different parties. the rebel groups, and the question here is that is it a good time to put the humanitarian issue on top of that agenda, and of course i do not know. no one knows yet what is the shape and content of this agenda, but it really is about time to bring together this component, urging component of putting the needs of the syrians that we do not starve, that we
allow humanitarian aid, food, support in unconditionally. that could be at the top of the agenda for a prerequisite for that agenda if it happens. >> good of you for conveying those points. russian airstrikes is reported to have killed 12 people in a school in aleppo province it happened in the rebel held town of ajara. rescue workers are trying to free trapped people. the u.s. command in iraq has asked residents in the city of ramadi to leave in the next 48 hours. [ gunfire ] the announcement comes as coalition forces and the iraqi army prepares to target certain neighborhoods with airstrikes and artillery. fighting resumes in the center of ramadi.
several iraqi soldiers have been killed in several isil attacks. 20 isil fighters have been killed. the iranian government has sacked it's senior official and is blamed for failing an attack riyadh cut off ties with tehran after angry protests stormedhe embassy building and set fire to it earlier this month. the protests were in response to execution of leading shia cleric nimr al nimr. china's president has ordered a massive restructuring of the army. xi jinping is abolishing those ahead of staff, logistics and armament replacing them with 15 new agencies all under the direct control of the communist party central military commission. the move is part president xi's
plan to reassert authority and modernize the army. talks end the reviving the peace in afghanistan, and it will pave the way for talks to resume with the taliban. we have more from kabul. >> delegates from afghanistan, pakistan, the united states and china, but none from the taliban. they have been invited later if the framework is eventually greed. the aim of monday's talks was to agree on a road map to achieve peace with the taliban. pakistani leaders say that the main objective is to get the most powerful group in the country to negotiate by giving incentives. >> it is there important that these conditions are not attacked to the negotiation process. this will be counterproductive.
secondly, proper sequencing of the action should be significant in paving the way for taliban group. >> in kabul the afghan government says that the meeting is different and important. >> to all those that are willing to come to the negotiation table, but with those who do not come to the negotiation table, both sides have agreed to work out some very practical and significant steps in fighting those groups. >> despite the multi national military contained by nato for the past 14 years the taliban has recently increased the attacks and seized more territory. most foreign troops ended combat negotiations in 2014 leaving behind a force of 14,000 u.s.
troops and afghan army, which is still not ready to combat the taliban on its own. there were hopes that these talks could lead to a lasting peace, there is also mistrust. >> we rely on god because only god can bring peace. we hope he brings an outcome. >> we're not even hopeful because they've been talking over the last 15 years with no result. >> reaching peace depends on a number of factors including the he's islamic state in iraq and the levant in the sincerity of the many regional and international stake holders. the challenge is facing peace are big. the taliban is not unified and it's not clear if they will attend future peace talks. the group has previously said do not negotiate while foreign troops remain in afghanistan. the government, on the other hand, demand the taliban to denounce violence recognize it, and accept the constitution.
al jazeera. kabul. >> students protest because many are denied the chance of higher education. universities say they're doing their best but there aren't enough places nor resources. students want the government to do more to accommodate them. we have more from the university of th in johannesburg. >> protests here is part of the movement saying they're unhappy with, one, the number of places available for students. pickerly first-year students. this university has had 70,000 applications, but can only accommodate 10% that have. secondly, protesters are concerned around the cost of study. city stage the cost of registration. but a good idea we're speaking with the spokesperson from the university. the university has put in place some measures to accommodate students who can't afford the registration fees. >> yes, firstly, we had increase
in higher education. we can accommodate 5,000, and now we've increased that to 6200. there should be more access to high education. but the problem is where do the resources come from. >> despite those notices coming in place, the students have brought the university to a standstill on registration day to the point that registration day has been suspended. >> we have suspended registration for monday and tuesday, however, students can register online or telephone, or returning student, over 20,000 of them, can register online. there is a large national issue. the access to quality higher education, this is not something that the university can tackle or has the resources to tackle. we will add that to the country.
>> thank you very much for your time. just one of 26 universities across the country waiting for feedback of how it can bring in more students and accommodate them and pay for their fees. >> professor of dozens of public universities in bangladesh has started a strike because of a long-running dispute over low pay, and students are complaining of poor facilities compared to private universiti universities. >> he remembers toiling in this very laboratory during his student days. this brings nostalgia to the university. however his fond memories don't blind the professor from a glaring reality. the lab is under equipped and out of date. >> we are finding a lot of low grade soil for low grade
chemicals. my student failed three times, even though she's doing everything right, because the materials were fake. >> on monday around 15,000 professor at 37 public universities across bangladesh began an indefinite strike leaving students without any classes to attend. >> bangladesh's public universities provide an important low-cost alternative to private institutions. but one student from all--but once student arrive from all over the country on campus finds that keeping costs down have its own price. >> more than 20 students are crammed into rooms assigned for four people. it's a big adjustment for many of these freshmen who try to make the best of the circumstance. >> our plan is that instead of sleeping a group of us will go out around 2:00 a.m. and explore
our campus while singing songs all night. we'll sing to the canteen and the student center. we'll climb some coconut trees. we're all friends. we'll manage to have fun. >> only by the third year are the students assured of less cramped conditions. but even them eight of them could easily have to end up sharing four beds. >> if you're sick, you can't turn the light off when you need to, if you have an exam you can't study properly. the others in the room have things they need to do as well. >> unlike their teachers, these students aren't about to protest. they're resigned to what they think is an inevitable reality. it's their living conditions more than anything else which urgently need improving. al jazeera. >> plenty more still ahead on al jazeera, including fears that criminals are entering germany
with refugees after anger grows over attacks on women over new year's avenue. and we look at the world's first trillion dollar company. and we'll tell you which team kept it's cool to reach the next round of the playoffs. >> music fans around the world are mourning the loss of their idol david bowie, the british singer, songwriter, producer and actor lost his 18-month long battle with cancer. he was 69. he had a remarkable rise to influential rock star who sold 140 million albums. [singing] >> relevant to the very end. it was just last friday on 69th birthday that david bowie released his 25th studio album
"black star." critics praise and keeping with bowie's five decade career defined as being on the cutting edge. in the music video for the song, the musician showed his penchant for theatrics. borne david jones in south london, bowie rows to fame in the 1969 "space odyssey." his leap from cult figure to rock star cemented his alter ego ziggy stardust. the character was all about wild costumes, avant garde sounds and davidy bowie had invented rock style. but the musical chamaeleon was never one person for very long. over the years bowie would transform himself repeatedly
through his image and his work in an interview in 2003 he acknowledged what this meant for the evolution of his music. >> most people, they get to 20, then they stay 20. it didn't happen for me, i just went on and on and suddenly i'm 56. so i have to write from this unique perspective of somebody that never stopped being 20. i went on. isn't that weird. >> through the 1980s bowie alternated between music and acting gaining success on stage and in film. it was an ability to embrace new forms each decade with such smash albums as "heroes," and many more that kept him in the front and center of pop culture. bowie was inducted in the rock-n-roll hall of fame in
1996. he died after a 18-month battle with cancer. social media is inundated with tributes offering a glimpse of the legacy he left in a legacy unmatched by any in rock music. >> for more, from the victoria and albert museum. i know you worked very closely with memorabilia and pieces that were close to him or that he made famous. >> well, that's true. and of course, i feel deeply saddened and very shocked by the news of his death this morning here in london. we didn't work directly with him. we were working with all of his, as you say, all of his objects and the archives that he built up over 50-year career. we worked very closely with his
people. so i must say i figured i knew him even though i met him only once. >> what did you learn from that? >> gosh, well, it's hard to know where to start. our exhibition was mainly, i suppose, around the inspirations that bowie took, where he got his ideas from, also the process of how he worked, and also the very large number of creative people that he now influences and there were so many tributes that i've seen today. beyond that was the fact that he means something to so many people not just creative people, but all people really in the sense that he proposed this idea of creative freedom and freedom of expression, and he sort of gave license to people to be who they wanted to be. i think that, for the fans, is the big idea that they take away with them.
>> where do you think he got his ideas from? what drove him? he was so important not only in music, but in art and fashion, too. >> well, that's true. it's difficult to put a finger on any particular area. he drew his ideas from literature, from theater, from surrealism, from german expressionism. but he was like a magpie. he picked up what he needed from a particular genre, author, composer, or whatever it was, and he changed it and made it his own unique thing. >> and i don't know if you saw his latest video from the latest album, incredibly poignant and seeing him on the hospital bed, it's almost as if he scripted his death. >> well, i--i mean, with bowie, nothing would surprise me. i think it was always expect the unexpected with him.
i saw the musical that is showing in its final month. it's an extraordinary work. and it felt like he was in his creative prime. i aisled it for th applaud the recent album and it felt that he really got going again. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> in germany the interior minister of the state of north rhine, foreign men have been accused of attacks against women in the state's largest city of cologne on new year's eve. the police have received 500 complaints, half of them involving allegations of sexual assault. germany's interior foreign minister warned against fueling hate. >> when asylum seekers are being
assaulted, when they're at refugee centers are set on fire. when politicians are labeled as traitors when the media is defamed or asylum seekers call women crossing the street whose, all of this is absolutely unacceptable. >> and dominic can caindom mick kane has more. >> hundreds of women have complained about physical and sexual violence inflicted upon them. firstly the interior ministry of cologne feel they believe almost all of the attackers were of migrant origin. secondly, th they feel that it is not correct for people to suspect all refugees to have sexual threats to germans. it's also fair to ask questions
about those who have been--who are suspect in this case. separately, on sunday the police in cologne say that there were two attacks on groups of foreigners. the first by groups called skin heads have attacked a group of six pakistani citizens and two of them were injured sufficiently to require hospital treatment. then in a separate incident five attacked a syrian man who was injured but did not require hospital treatment. a number of people were held, and they expect some charge will ensue. >> still to come on al jazeera. >> we simply want to go to the united states. >> cubans heading to a new start north of the border found themselves stuck in limbo. plus a hidden danger in the soil, billions could be at risk of a little known tropical disease. and in sport the number one golfer is having the time of his
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>> again, you're watching al jazeera. a quick reminder of the top story. aid instruct have arrived at the gates of the besieged syrian town of madai. they're delivering food and medicine to tens of thousands of civilian who is have been cut off by the government. at the same time an aid convoy is set to deliver aid to towns in idlib province, which is surrounded by rebels. talks to reviving the peace process in afghanistan has been held in pakistan. it includes the u.s. and china will pave the way for talks to resume with the taliban. south african students are protesting because hundreds of thousands of them are unable to find an university place. they're demanding government spending to fund more university places and lower fees. china's stock market continues their poor start of the year. the shanghai index closed found
and lost all of its 2015 gains last week falling by nearly 10% in five days. investors are worried about the health of the chinese economy. the one continues to weaken as oil prices continue to fall. rob mcbride has more from hong kong. >> the gloom of last week carrying over into this week with continued selling pressure on the mainland chinese and hong kong stock exchanges. the more than 5% fall in the shanghai index today puts it back right down at the depth it was at after it's monumental crash last summer. many voices here are saying that the shanghai index was at an grossly over inflated level last you summer. it is now finding a more natural level and it should be more comfortable with. there are bearish voices who say it has further to fall. some predict it could go down
to 2500. there is the possibility of more bad economic news to help it in that direction. we're expecting import and export figures and then after that the all important gdp figures to tell us what china was growing at in the last quarter of 2015. all those figures indicate a slowing chinese economy. >> the chairman of saudi arabia state and oil company said that he's not ruling out listing shares in the energy giants on international markets if it were to head the floatation could make it the first company to be valued at 1 trillion-dollar or more. kimberly halkett has the latest from washington, d.c. >> widespread interest in the news that the company could consider selling some of its shares to open this up for a public offering. this, of course, should this occur, it would allow this company to be valued in the
trillions of dollars. what we do know, however, there is no firm timeline. officials indicating that this may be somewhat of a process that could be done over time incrementally. there are two motivating factors that seem to be behind this. the first, of course, is the facet the world's largest exhorter of saudi arabia has been hit hard from falling oil prices from $110 a barrel in 2014 and there are many concerns that the new prices are the new normal somewhere between $30 to $50 a barrel. another factor is the change in consumer habits globally. the fact there is a concern about climate change many looking for alternative sources and cleaner energy. there is a strategic visit taking place. the fact that there might an public offering of the state
owned company. many this is a transparency that many in the kingdom would not be comfortable with, and many insiders are saying there could be a public offering instead of the subsidiary. here in the united states this is being watched very closely. there has been a dismal start to trading in 2016 here in the united states in large part because of falling oil prices. there is a lot of interest in what is taking place and how it could affect global markets. >> recent foreign relations between washington and havana has led to the surge of migrants and uncoordinated response to central american countries has left many cubans in limbo. >> this is not how they imagined life after leaving cuba. despite talks between washington
and havana, getting to the u.s. remains difficult. several hundreds of cubans have gambled their savings by taking the 800 kilometer journey making their way to the u.s. through central america. nicaragua shut its border to cubans in november. cost can rica stopped issuing transit visas last month leaving thousands strand there had. the 1,000 cubans stuck in temporary shelters in panama worry they may not be able to continue their journey north either. >> to start with we don't even have the proper tamps or the proper visa. it's like we don't exist here. no one is making any decisions. no one is coming to help us. >> the first flight taking cubans from costa rica to el salvador and then by bus to mexico is due to take off in a few days. it's a drop in the ocean with 11,000 cubans stranded across
central america. many worry that preferential rights for cubans trying to reach the u.s. will end soon. >> we don't want to live in cost can rica, we want to go to the united states. that's the place that gives us the opportunity to live well. the presidents of costa rica and panama should open their doors so we can pass through. >> with some borders closed and others open, cuban migrants are wondering whether anyone is actually listening. al jazeera. >> new research estimates more than 3 billion people could be at risk from a little known tropical disease. it is caught from contact with soil and water in the tropics that infects the lungs, blood and nervous system. it complex and expensive to treat because it is resistant to
many antibiotics. 89,000 have died as many as the number of deaths from measles and more than seven times the number who have died from dengue fever. it is mostly in thailand and australia but research shows that it is far widespread and present in many nations in southeast asia, sub-sahara africa and south america. coauthor of the report and head of microbiology at the o oxford in bangkok. tell us about this new disease. what have you found out about it? >> yes, this is the first work that we used the monitoring to predict where the bacteria is present worldwide. for that we estimate the
incident an abroad, with this we now know it is which had spread in thailand and the tropical countries. we estimate that it is an early part in 79 countries in the world. >> and why does it seem to be moving so quickly? how is it passed on and what do you think can be done to stop it? >> yes, i think actually this is widely in our world already. but it has never been diagnosed properly. we need to improve the diagnosis and treatment that can--the bacteria needs to be diagnosed by culture in the hospital, but
that, however, in developing countries-- >> we're going to have to leave it there. because we've got pictures coming to us from syria. these aren't live pictures but it's happened in the last oh couple of minutes or so. we've been waiting on aid convoys to reach the besieged town with enough basic food supplies to reach 40,000 people for a month. we've been waiting on this several hours after a deal was struck by government and rebel forces in syria. when we get more pictures we'll bring them to you. now in indonesia, mining for marble and limestone. many rely on the mines but they're eating away the spectacular hill landscapes.
>> the local population make itself at home among the lime spots but now they have to share the habitat with tourists. >> this place has tremendous historical venue. we're trying really hard to promote this place. >> he and a group of like-minded people have tried to make the police tourist friendly. rather than wait for government assistance, they have taken in entrance fees to offset costs. >> the beauty of stone garden is marked by the surrounding destruction. you can hear the crank from the machines and smoke from the factories pollute the air. limestone and marble extraction have taken place for years.
for environmentalists the rate it is happening is devastating the environment. excavators have carved out huge chunks from the hills. the raw materials are used to make goods from marble to cement to fertilizer. some of the industries are poorly regulated with workers toiling in hazardous conditions. >> around 15,000 people are employed. >> some of the factories are accused of encroaching on land that is not theirs. the provincial government said they're working to keep mining in check. >> we will not extend permits in protected areas. if they're operating there we will stop them. we won't issue new permits. >> but how much of these hills will be subject to protection is unclear. those who want to see it preserved know they have to offer an alternative to those
vision for his final year and the office for coming decades. patty culhane looks back on his presidency, and if he's being true to his promises. >> the country was in a panic. jobs were disappearing. >> our economy is in crisis. >> in his first address to joint session in congress president obama said that he had a plan to fix it by spending $780 billion. >> over the next two years this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. >> estimates created between 3.3 million jobs. the economy has dramatically improved but for many those seems just like numbers. >> we've had a very slow, painful recovery from the great recession, and wage growth has been virtually flat. most people don't feel like they have recovered even if the statistics suggest that the overall economy has recovered.
>> this is a speech of big promise to reform wall street, to bring health insurance to millions, both accomplished. but his promise to fix federal spending fell short. >> yesterday i held a fiscal summit where i pledged to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term in office. >> that didn't happen. the deficit went from $1.4 trillion to $1.1 trillion in 2012. >> we will double this nation's supply of renewable energy in the next three years. >> that didn't happen either. renewables accounted for 10.5% of the energy supply then. three years later it was 11.2%. on foreign political he did dramatically decrease the troops in iraq and afghanistan, but he still has not closed the prison in guantanamo cuba. >> i know very want grayed on every issue thus far. >> this is a speech that called for the country to come together for a new day in american politics that haven't dawned. >> he swore that he could do a much better job than george
bush. in bringing citizens together, democrats and republicans. exactly the opposite has happened. we are as divide, maybe more divided than we were at the end of the bush administration. >> seven years later the economy is healthier. the same cannot be said for relationships in washington. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. >> the folks video gamen diesel emissions scandal--the volkswagen diesel emissions scandal saw the u.s. lawsuit filed last week. cars were fitted to turn on emissions controls when tested. john hedron, what new things are you seeing at the show there?
>> this is preview week. if you see someone who is well dressed in a briefcase, they're auto industry people. the people without ties are mostly journalists. right now i'm in the german sector. you see bmw and behind them is mercedes bend. you can see porsche behind me and vw has been making a lot of news lately. what we have right here is a concept car. that's generated excitement because it's a long wheel-based car that may have a hybrid version. they're not sure about that yet. that is one of the things that has generated excitement. we have heard more about the car and truck of the year. the interesting thing here is that despite it's happening in
detroit, in north america, the winners were none of them, the honda civic was the car of the year. and the volvo xp 90 was the truck of the year. the chevy malibu and the volvo beat out the nissan titan and the honda pilot. we're walking around and getting a look at all the cars. we're seeing low gas prices, we're seeing gas-guzzling u.s. muscle cars, we're also seeing high breads. that's something that vw is considering, whether they'll make a hybrid version of that car. they're not sure that the north american market will sustain it. a lot of cool things to come, and we'll be here to show it to you. >> how are detroit in manufacturers doing?
>> it's been a rough year in some ways. nonetheless, it has been a record year. i just had an interview with the ceo of ford. he said he thinks that 2016 is going to be better, and that's despite a slowdown in the chinese economy, some strife in the middle east, saudi arabia and iran. world prices have helped to contribute to that since gas prices are so low. but many here think that 2016 will be a banner year. it's not just the american automakers. toyota, honda all saw improvements throughout the years. these are good times. this is just after the city got out of bankruptcy. two of those automakers now fiat-chrysler applied for bankruptcy a few years ago, and now everything seems to have turned around. >> thanks, john. time for sport now, here is
robin. >> celebrating the year 2015, the performances on the pitch, the awards will be taking place in a couple of hours, in zurich fans have been gathering for the occasion. several others will be handed out in the best women's player of 2015. the men and women's coaches the year and the best golf. okay, so three contenders of the prize, cristiano ronaldo for player of the year. compared to lionel messi. the neymar is also in contention scoring 46 goals in the past year. the big question is how is this all decided?
well, the national team coaches, the captains worldwide rank their pick from one through three along with journalists, and the candidates spoke a short time ago. let's take a listen. >> well, my best work, it's dedication and hard work. to achieve this kind of thing you need to work hard and be a great professional, be serious in your job. this is what i tried to do, to be here for a time. it's not a coincidence. it's the tap. but the tonight without the work, it's nothing. >> well, i'm happy with the goals i've scored, and i have to thank my teammates for that. i think we all set our own goals and make our own history. those two have made history and are still making it, and i think everybody deserves to be here.
>> surviving freezing conditions to reach the next round of players. fans and players were expecting the temperatures to deep to 15 degrees celsius and in fact, it went 21 degrees blow freezing making it the third coldest game in the history of the game. seattle with the narrowest of victories 10-9. >> i don't know how cold it was at the end of the day, but it felt like it was in the negatives. the sun was out, but it was not helping at all. it was another opportunity for our team to show who they were. our guys continued to battle and fight even when it looked dire. they brought the clock down, took the field goal and the football gods were with us today. >> and the green bay packers came from 11-0 down to beat the
washington redskins, 35-15. >> i talked a lot the last couple of weeks, and a lot of you probably thought that was lip service, but we needed a game like this to get our mojo back and get our confidence going. >> patriots against the kansas city chiefs, and green bay packers and seattle seahawks taking on the panthers and the steelers playing the broncos. jordan spieth has shown once again why he is the best in the game right now. in the torment of champions in hawai'i, drove in a birdie on the final hole for his first trophy of the new season. he has won seven pga games
before his 23rd birthday. >> i'm nowhere near--i don't think there is any reason to compare. it's awfully early. we're excited about where we are, and the start of our career as a team, what tiger has done, i can't imagine ever being done again, but it's nice to be in that company. any time you can get in the company of him or the greats, the hall of fame players, it's a goal i've had since i was a little kid. it's just fantastic being out here doing what we love to do, and we're doing it well. >> now where there has been a milestone for washington capitals alex ovechkin. >> ovechkin rips, he scores! >> the russian became the 43rd laird in the league to reach 500 career goals, leading 7-1 route, and it was his
teammates who got a standing ovation from the crowd, that included his parents. we have interesting pictures to show you from the international champion event that combines football and golf, it's called footgolf. featuring players from 26 countries. they need to kick the ball into a hole with as few kicks as possible. of course, there are obstacles as well. the champion this year a man by the name of christian oteros from argentina scored 16 under par. that's it. rahul will have more for you. >> thanks, robin. we'll leave this news hour with you with some of the highlights of david bowie's illustrious musical career. he has just died of cancer. [singing]
>> breaking the siege, aid finally arrive in syrian towns where people are starving. >> hello there, i'm felicity barr. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. violence in cologne as gangs target foreigners germany's foreign minister warn against hate and intolerance. talks in pakistan aimed at resolving the peace process at the border in afghanistan. [singing] >> and