tv Weekend News Al Jazeera January 17, 2016 5:00am-6:01am EST
announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the al jazeera newshour. coming up in the next 60 minutes - iran's leader hails his country's nuclear deal as a golden page in the country's history, and a turning point for its economy a suicide bomber targets the home of a prominent afghan tribal leader and kills 13 people the u.n. demands unrestricted access to children in syria who are dying from
starvation. [ singing ] and praise for peace - indonesia's largest muslim organization rallies to denounce the muslim attacks iran's isolation from the international community is over. e.u. and u.s. sanctions on iran have been lifted after the watchdog confirmed tehran has complied with a nuclear deal agreed in july. iran's president welcomed the deal, saying it is a turning point for the economy. the agreement unlocks $100 billion in frozen assets and gives new opportunities for the battered economy. president hassan rouhani says to reach 8% annual growth, iran needs 30-50 billion of foreign invest. and calls for reforms relying less on oil in the
post-sanctions reara. tehran proposes to increase oil exports by half a billion a day. >> reporter: in the nuclear deal, no party has beaten another party, the iranian nation won. no one has beaten the deal either inside the country. everyone is happy except the zionists, warmongers, those that provoke terrorism among muslims. everyone else is happy. this will bring development, progress, interaction with the world and coordination in our actions live to jacky rowland, joining us live from vienna. it must be a relief for all sides involved in the deal. >> yes, it was obviously a marathon effort. in particular by the u.s. secretary of state john kerry,
who personally has been working on the deal for years. he spoke to reporters after the announcement that it was, in fact, implementation day on saturday. he looked tired. he spoke in great detail about what had been achieved in practical terms. he went into a lot of detail about how the amount of enriched uranium held has been reduced to a tiny fraction of what it was before the deal, and the way in which nuclear reactors, particularly the arak reactor has been put out of submission. a lot of satisfaction on the western side and in iran. you were mentioning president hassan rouhani. he sent out a celebratory tweet on saturday night describing it has a glorious victory for the iranian people. >> what is next for all the parties involved? >> well, obviously implementing
the deal is one thing. ensuring that it sticks and there is compliance is another. so to that end the director of the international atomic energy agency will be heading to iran. he'll meet mr hassan rouhani, and the head of iran's atomic energy organization. he'll discuss practical modalities, the way in which international monitors will oversee the iranian programme, and ensure the conditions that the iranians stumped up to in july are met going forward. of course, the key part of this deal is that although sanctions have been listed, there's a mechanism in place called snap back, which means that sanctions could automatically be reimposed if inspectors say that iran is not, in fact, meeting its obligations, and so this whole
monitoring of compliance verification process does finance and is an important part of making sure the deal works for everyone. >> thank you for that jacky rowland. speaking to us from vienna well, now that tehran has fulfilled set criteria under the iran nuclear deal, that comes in effect. the diplomatic editor james bays explains its significance. >> implementation day is the most important milestone in a long complicated process. let's look at how we got here, and let's go back to the beginning. iran built its first reactor in the 1960s, after nuclear technology was shared with the country. concern grew in 2002 when opposition groups claimed iran was secretly trying to build a nuclear weapon. after years of fruitless negotiation, years of diplomatic effort led by the u.s. secretary of state john kerry, and on the
iranian side the foreign minister resulted in an interim deal in november 2013, and last summer, a final agreement. it's that agreement that comes into force today. the international nuclear agency, the i.a.e.a. confirmed that iran has started implementing the measures and accepted the safeguards that will make sure the nuclear programme can only be used to that use. the u.n. security council passed resolutions ready for the day meaning international e.u. and u.n. sanctions would be lifted now. if there's evidence of violations, the sanction, and this is the key phrase - snap back into place. >> snapback is the process where all the sanctions that have been put on hold as a result of the deal come back immediately. in the terms of the deal there's a process that could last as long as 60 days. once completed. any country that is part of the p5+1, or germany, could decide
to reimpose the sanctions on its own. that would mean iran would be back at the situation it was at before implementation. >> reporter: there's no doubt this is a key date in the debate over iran's nuclear programme. it's a highly controversial issue, and there's no way that this is the end of the story. >> gerald tan looks at the financial future, and what it may hold for tehran. >> reporter: years of international sanctions on iran have choked the economy. an international ban on doing business with iranian banks, the import of iranian oil and the freezing of iranian government and private assets contributed to sluggish, even negative growth. that stranglehold is finally being loosened. >> the lifting of the sanctions will, first of all, have a positive psychological impact. it will compel a lot of
investors, foreign and domestic, who had been barred or basically in a waiting hold to begin. >> reporter: the government will be able to access billions of dollars worth of frozen assets stuck in foreign banks. there's questions of how the leaders will channel the windfall. iran's president said he wants to attract foreign investment, expand oil and national gas and promote a diversified economy. it could not be better timed with elections due next month. >> translation: god willing sanctions will be lifted in jan and the government will fulfil the consequences. the chains will be moved and the path more open for more interaction with the world.
>> reporter: iran is hungry for change. economic isolation caused a weak currency, high inflation and lack of jobs. iran is a market of 80 million potential customers for foreign companies. progress is not expected to be quick. >> interest to invest in iran as an emerging economy is there. but the pace at which this investment can be absorbed, the negotiation that is needed. the operational processes that are needed to absorb the investments will be slower than many expect. >> the implementation of the nuclear deal is lauded as a positive step for iran, reevent grating into the economy. it's no reset button for relations in the west. iran's forces recently carried out two tests, prompting talk in washington of a new round of sanctions hundreds of syrian civilians
have been kidnapped. there are fears many may have been killed following a major i.s.i.l. assault on the provincial capital. syrian state tv is calling the latest attack a massacre as i.s.i.l. forces push towards the city in the east. let's get more on this from andrew simmonds, who has been monitoring the situation from istanbul. what more can you tell us about this attack. >> well, it appears it started with a major offensive by i.s.i.l., attacking a district, a suburb if you will. north-west of the city. and in this attack, there were really, really bloodthirsty scenes of suicide bombings, and the beheading of a fighter from the bashar al-assad forces.
these are conflicting figures, i hasten to add, right away, that we have conflicting information from both sides of this. the state media in syria have been reporting that 300 civilians, including women, children and elderly people have all been killed, massacred in the words of the statements from state media by i.s.i.l. forces. now, what we are hearing from the syrian observatory for human rights, which monitors all the conflicts in this war, is that these figures are different. more than 150 regime forces were killed. that's a total figure of 150 killed. 75 of them were regime soldiers and militiamen. and additional to that, this is the shocking report that around 400 people - that's the families
of regime soldiers and others, have been kidnapped by i.s.i.l., no means of confirming this figure at all at this stage. but amongst the i.s.i.l. - amongst the i.s.i.l. attacks were suicide bombings. we heard from an eyewitness we had spoken to in deir az zor that a hotel was amongst the targets hit in the center of deir az zor, beyond the district and a suicide bomber detonated there, and the so h.r., the syrian observe industry for human rights said 12 suicide bombers were among those killed. we are trying to get information confirmed or otherwise, the report of 400 being kidnapped it's early in the day in deir az zor. we'll come back to you, andrew simmonds monitoring the situation from istanbul
russian air strikes targeted i.s.i.l. stronghold of raqqa in northern syria. this video posted by the armed group is said to show the aftermath of the air raids, with at least 43 people reporteded by killed. the u.n. is demanding unrestricted access to help starving children in syria. aid workers researched the besieged town of madaya where tens of thousands are trapped. you may find some of the images in this report distressing. >> reporter: these syrians are demonstrating to keep the world's attention on the suffering of civilians suffering under blockades. in recent weeks, these images of hunger and starvation in madaya forced the world to remember syria. they were posted by activists, circulated on social media. there was no way of verifying them, because the town was besieged by forces. the scale of the suffering was
clear when the u.n. aid workers were able to reach the town. this boy can hardly muster the strength to say i'm tired of this condition, get me out. they are among the hundreds starving. some report people forced to eat leaves and stray animals. after weeks of negotiations, the convoy reached tens of thousands. and reached the villages besieged by rebel fighters. >> it's the first time we were able to reach two areas, controlled by two different sides of the conflict. what we found is a large degree, a large number of the children that we screened had to be labelled as malnutritioned. one boy that we met on site died in the hands of our doctor.
there are 14 others, where parties to the conflict have been imposing. >> reporter: but the syrian government denies suffering and said aid is looted by terrorist groups. >> there's no shortage of humanitarian assistance in madaya. >> reporter: rebels say they blockaded towns, but have not commented on the civilians caught up in the conflict. the bashar al-assad government has been using feed and starvation for years. at the camp in 2014, hungry civilians struggled to survive. it besieged homs, where people were allowed to leave behind destroyed areas. the regime, says the u.n., and other groups are committing atrocities. they use food as a weapon, it is a war crime. >> statements like that don't mean much to hungry children. syrians say they have heard it all in the past five years from those involved in the conflict,
and those failing to meet a solution. the use of food is more frequent as sites seem interested in controlling land rather than people turning our attention to yemen, where new medical supplies reached tiaz for the first time in five months. doctors without borders managed to get the much-needed shipment into the besieged city. the second largest city has seen some of the worst fighting in the 10-month conflict. >> saudi-led forces carried out a wave of overnight air strikes on the capital sanaa. national security buildings, the national tv compound, and the military camp were hit forces loyal to the yemeni government say they are gaining ground against the houthis, near sanaa, in the provinces. they have made gains in mountain areas within sanaa province
itself still to come on the newshour. taiwan is told to abandon its independence ambitions after a landslide win for the island's nation and the u.n. appeals for more international help. as the drought, crisis worsens. >> in sport. they edge closer to the defense of this crown. the latest from the n.f.l. playoffs are coming up. person parse parse pass a suicide bomber targeted the home of an influential tribal leader in the afghan city of shallala bad. 13 were killed, including the leader's son. people gathered at the house for a family event. let's get more on this from those that join us from the av
gaften government. tell us about the tribal leader. how influential was he, why would he be targeted? >> well, he's a member of the one of the biggest and most influential tribes in eastern afghanistan. that's not far from pakistan. in that area you have i.s.i.l. present. now, relevant to this tribal leader is a tribal leader along with others in the area calling for a national uprising against i.s.i.l. he has his own militia fighting in the group. it could be a reason why he was targetting. we don't know if they carried out the suicide attack. that could be a reason why. he's influential. powerful. that could be the reason why the entire family targeted. the son, his son was a member of the provincial council, and that could be the other reason he was
targeted. >> take us through the security situation there in jalalabad. >> it's very volatile security situation, you have basically the battlefield going on, the african government is battling the taliban and i.s.i.l. on the other hand, you have the taliban and i.s.i.l. battling each other. it's a volatile area. last week there was a suicide attack claimed by i.s.i.l., carried out near the pakistani consulate. president ashraf ghani visited the city and vowed to root out i.s.i.l. from eastern afghanistan. >> thank you for that. speaking to us from kabul. >> an australian couple has been kidnapped in burkina faso. it is not clear whether the abduction is linked to an attack
on a hotel and cafe in the capital. french and u.s.-back said special forces entered the scene at the splendid hotel in ouagadougo, and rescued 186 people, including many foreigners. 23 were killed, and four of the spec attackers. the armed group al qaeda claimed responsibility. >> now, thousands of members of indonesia's largest organization rally to announce the attacks in jakarta. eight died in the attacks. including four of the assailants. step vaessen was at the rally and filed this update. >> a strong and important message here, it's not only the largest muslim organization, but with 40 million members, they are one of the largest in the world. a few thousands are here, making a stand against radicalization, terrorism and i.s.i.l.
it's not only here, they are complaining nationwide in their schools. they have tens of thousands of schools relating to this and they will campaign against radical matters here. they have been silent after previous attacks in indonesia and have been called the silent majority. the silent majority is now speaking out. >> china warned taiwan against a push for independence, after the pro-independencens party won a land slide election. >> reporter: in taiwan the old political system is being displantedled. apt the headquarters of the pro independence democratic progressive party, workers cleared the scaffolding from the signaturesry. inside senior party victory. inside senior party advisors are
preparing for governing. >> the message so china is reconciliation. we try to tell them, other people, that taiwan are making the decisions. the way she expressed about the moderation is we would like to maintain the status quo. >> china will regard the outcome of the election as a setback. in the past they refused to endorse the principal of china and taiwan, that will one day be unified. >> one outlet said taiwan should abandoned independence. a statement read out, reaffirmed the government stance. >> reporter: on matters of principle, sovereignty and integrity, our will is rock firm and attitude consistently. >> reporter: the win was
emphatic, because her party was a parliamentary majority for the girs time. >> in her victory speech she said the result shows the people of taiwan want a government to defend the nation's sovereignty. it's what supporters wanted to hear. >> translation: we don't want to be another that along with taiwan is facing the threat from chinese military and economic power. we want to keep our way of life. >> reporter: people are upset with the incoming government. it's hoped this will bring a happy future. >> reporter: for now, she is the president-elect. her inauguration is not until may. a time lag that is a worry for some analysts. >> there could be national security challenges, national disaster to possible military threat. both domestic and external. >> when she does assume power,
xi promised to correct past policy mistakes, but warrants the changes they face will not disappearing. >> the u.n. is calling for a $50 million cash injection to help ethiopia deal with the first drought. >> 400,000 suffer accuse cal nutrition, and more than 10 million need aid. charles stratford from north eastern ethiopia. >> mohammed used to have 53 cows, now he only has five. skeletons are gathered. mohammed lived here all his life. he has 10 children. he has received two government food handouts over recent months, but says it's not enough. and he has never experienced a draught like this before. >> i'm afraid for the people now and the children, because there is no rain.
if there is no rain, people die. if there is no food, there's no milk. >> the drought is blamed on harsh conditions. the hot winds generated over the pacific, the effects of which scientists believe are made worst by global warming destroyed the harvest across northern and central ethiopia. >> in some areas, many are forced too leave their villages. with no rain and little food, the situation could deteriorate. >> the united nations told the world that 2.9 million people needed emergency food aid in ethiopia. a few months later it jumped to 8.2 million and then 10.2 million people. we were in this area around october. in coming back, the situation for the people is a lot worse. >> the u.n. says around 400,000
children are suffering severe acute malnutrition. the organization save the children made this shocking comparison. >> we have two emergencies in the world that we categorized as category 1. syria is one, and ethiopia is the second. and so we said we fleet to raise 100 million for this response. >> the international community and the ethiopian government donated hundreds of millions to help those in need. the u.n. says the scale of the problem was never expected. >> the international community provided $350 million towards the response. the governor of ethiopia put forth more than 300 million of its own resources for food alone. the problem is the size of the need due to the el nino is enormous. >> with months to go until the next rainy season, that means more people like mohammed and his family have little choice
but to wait for help to arrive let's take a check on the weather with richard. any chance the area may see rain soon? >> no, you wouldn't expect it. climbtology says that january had 13mm of rain, making no difference whatsoever. the rain has come during the summer, if we run the satellite sequence, you can see virtually nothing happen on the satellite imagery. the cloud is towards the south. it's june, july august. almost 300mm of rain, if they don't fail. we have rain a little towards. much as you would expect, and you can see the rain pushing up towards parts of kenya, some of that rain is heavier and persistent that you expect to see. certainly across parts of tanzania, and away across the congo and towards parts of west africa, the rain looks like it
will be heavy over the next 24-48 hours, there could be localized flooding. further towards the north is nothing more than isolated showers, and they are across the southern parts of kenya, looking as they they are beginning to die away. the heavy rain extends to the south. you look at the far south of africa, we have had heavy rain affecting parts of madsa gas c car. madagascar. further south, a few showers across south africa, and the eastern cape dry and fine more to come on al jazeera. we take a look at what impact the first gulf war has had on the region, 25 years on in sport we head to argentina, to discover the ups and downs of life for the traditional rodeo riders.
welcome back. a reminder of the top stories - a lifting of sanctions by the e.u., and the u.s. it comes after the watchdog confirmed there has been compliance. the agreement is a turning point for the economy hundreds of syrian civilians have been kidnapped. there are fears that many may have been killed following a major i.s.i.l. assault on the
prove join shall capital of deir az zor. syrian state tv is calling the attack a massacre. a suicide bomber kills 13, injuring 14 others at the home of a prominent tribal leader. people gathered at the leather's house to celebrate the release of his son from the taliban let's get more reaction to the top story, the lifting of reaction. we have heart from the parties. let's hear from the saudi arabia side. we are joined from the saudi arabian capital, riyadh. thank you for being was. many in iran said that this deal could strengthen ties with saudi arabia and iran. is that a sent in the that riyadh agrees with? >> kingdom of saudi arabia called for iran to come to the
international community, this is a good step that saudi arabia is monitoring close. we would like iran and neighbouring muslim country with an influence among the world economy to be part of the international community. i think saudi arabia, they have developed the notion that iran is coming back with a genuine cause, and will stop exporting revolution ideas to some areas, i think saudi arabia will play ball. they are both big countries, wealthy countries. i think it will be a good step for the whole region now that iran has come to the international stage, how concerned is saudi arabia that the tables may have turned?
saudi arabia may have lost western allies. iran, after all, is now the favourite partner in the region. >> i don't think that will affect saudi arabia that it will hold us accountable economically. i don't think saudi arabia feels that our long-time ally has become a friend, and probably they are shifted probably not to iran, but to other countries. still good relation with the united states. the only problem or the hiccup, the next administration, god knows, if it continues with the same path as this administration, this is something saudi arabia is prepared for. it will lead its territories, it has no interests in any neighbour country, whether
landwise or ideology wise. i think something will focus... >> it's interesting, and i want to take you back to a point i said earlier. you said that saudi arabia is looking for iran to pull out of yemen and syria. if tehran was to do that, withdraw its support for the parties, would saudi arabia do the same for their parties, that they are supporting in yemen, as well as in syria? >> i think if both of them come to the table, a lot of these issues within the region, within 300 million arabs will be solved. what needs to be done - iran develops something through the years. they say something and do something else on the ground. the whole international community, they need to monitor iran like a hawk in executing this stem. we would love for iran to come, for the money that the iranian government that is going to get to be spent on the iranian
people. they deserve it the best. no militia deserve it more than the iranian people. if they come around table and sit with saudi arabia, and saudi arabia will welcome them with an open arms, and sit and talk, and they'll work towards it. saudi arabia has been known since the history of saudi arabia, it's a peaceful country, they try to sustain a lot of problems. when america left the region with a huge vacuum, saudi arabia has to take the lead and take the decision within the matter of hands do you feel let down. does saudi arabia feel let down by the united states seeing they brokered the deal with iran? >> i do have to different between the united states and the administration. the president obama administration. this is not the first time that president obama took this down. he promises so much and he never
delivered. only some of... ..we are not panicking. we don't think saudi arabia needs the united states aggressively. they are not in the business of going to war. we would like to maintain friendship with all the countries around the world, like we are maintaining friendship with the u.k., with the republic of france. so we don't want anyone to interfere with our issues, and this is a vital point for iran. in the past year iran has executed several hundred people. two per day, and never claimed anything or interfered in the iranian law. we expect from iran, america, u.k., no one interfere. >> thank you so much for joining us on the show, we appreciate your in site. political and security analyst it's been 25 years since the u.s.-led war against saddam hussein, pushing his forcers out
of kuwait. the first gulf war as it is known lasted less than 19 days, as mohammed jamjoom reports from baghdad, the effects are still felt. >> reporter: 25 years ago the air strikes began. swift and intense, but hardly coming as a surprise. saddam hussein had, after all been warned. withdraw from kuwait, or else. but iraq's leader was defiant, ensuring a war that rained devastation on the people. >> translation: the iraqi invasion to kuwait was the pinnacle. it plunged iraq into an endless cycle of pain. subsequent event were a result of that wrong action. from the outset operation desert storm was intended to be a short
campaign. it was. >> reporter: the iraqi army surrendered the coalition of western forces in only 90 days. the consequences of the war were to last much longer. saudi arabia's decision was to call on the american military power, it enraged the future of osama bin laden. he unsuccessfully offered his fighters from the cause, fresh from victory from the soviets in afghanistan. and a decision to allow western troops to remain reinforced the focus of the newly formed al qaeda. for the people of iraq, the real suffering began. within days of the ceasefire, iraq was at war itself. two uprisings, one in the north. another in the south were put down by saddam hussein.
tens of thousands died. then an error of comprehensive and crippling sanctions began, bringing more than economic ruin. childhood malnutrition rates would spike. for families throughout the country, reliable medical care was hard to obtain. many wondered then and now why saddam hussein was allowed to remain in power while the people suffered. the suffering got worse a decade later. in the wake of 9/11, and the invasionful taliban, the attention was turned once more, under the suspicion that there was weapons of mass destruction. the fighting lasted longer and was bloodier than the u.s. and coalition parties anticipated. the countsry has never recovered. here on the streets suspicions are deep. >> translation: the americans at first were looked at as liberators.
then they were seen as the opposite. we saw them disband the iraqi army, and built a new iraq along sectarian lines. >> anger lingers. >> before inviting iraq george w. bush said he would make iraq like a paradise, now it's like a wreckage. >> reporter: iraq is facing their most serious threat. they fear they know where the deterioration began. >> the subsequent events were an as a result of the gulf war, now iran is suffering from a lack of the rule of law and ord, sectarianism, and a fake democra democra democracy. >> reporter: with so many challenges ahead. it's a situation that seems more dire all the time presidential candidates in the u.s. are holding their fourth event just before martin
luther king day. there's not a single black candidate on stage. >> 100 years later, we are going through the same problems... >> reporter: he's one of the lesser known presidential candidates. businessman willie wilson succeeded getting on the ballot in 13 states. who those hope to be the next democratic nominee, wilson will be absent. >> we'll have three white candidates on the stage, talking about african american issues. and 56% of this state voting, is south america. not allowing him to be up there is a shame. >> the third placed candidate was almost excluded. he struggled to meet debate
criterion, capturing 5% approval in polls. he and others charged the democratic party favoured debates to favour hillary clinton. here in carolina, the absence of a candidate of colour on a weekend dedicated to civil rights leader martin luther king is painful. the debate is taking place blocks from here, where last june 9th african-american church goers were murdered whilst attending a church service. the white man responsible is awaiting a trial. two months earlier, bystander video captured a white police officer shooting walter scott in the back, as he ran to escape arrest. the police officers faces murdered charge, but he is not in gaol. the irony of holding a debate to discuss racial injustice, so close to the locations of both shootings seems lost on democratic candidate. according to some "black lives
matter" matter. >> there's no way to support a democratic party who doesn't think it's worthy to have the only black candidate on the stage talking about a "black lives matter" matter movement. >> both baned and hillary clinton -- been bernie sanders and hillary clinton talked to the "black lives matter" foundation. >> we should have all kinds of people out there protesting. >> these are not supposed to be the people resting the down trodden. the moderate white progressive liberals, sometimes the biggest barrier for the movement. highlighting why at the weekend marking martin luther king's birthday. the life has been dedicated to fighting for and is yet to be won still to come on the
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mexican town are proud of their pressure mountain springwater, but now they are fighting to keep their pristine life line from contamination, we have the story ask the people here about the mountain spring, and they'll tell you and represents life, health and happiness. >> the springwater that flows down from a mountain and into the faucet's has been a source of life. when bulldozers rumbled in and dug nearby, the town of several thousands mobilized. they locked the bulldozers and brought construction to a halt. >> we want to fight for the water, our water. >> reporter: the protesters say information about who was digging and what they were building leaked out slowly. they complained but initially they say local government
officials were not much help. >> corruption is a big problem. >> we can't do things easily if we are fighting something. >> the town learnt that a company was planning to build storage containers for molasses. three years ago, they worried the springwater was at risk of being contaminated. >> a company called arn purchased this property in 2013 and began to dig last year. the company did not have the proper permit. the city said it brokered an agreement that should apiece everyone. >> translation: we wanted everyone involved to participate in looking for a solution. we convinced the company to move to ner place.
-- another place. >> reporter: the company would not comments. the protesters say they do not trust the government deal to relocate the project. they are not leaving yet. the real battle is ahead. they want the mountain spring and land around is to be designated a protected area mexico adds colima volcano erupted again, sending a cloud of ash into the sky. it belched a column of gas and rock 2.5kms into the air. the volcano in the south-west is an active volcano, and is part of the pacific ring of fire. it stirred into renewed activity into july and erupted again on new year's eve. >> time for sport with jo. >> defending champions new
england patriots, a game away from a super bowl appearance, advancing to the fifth straight afc title game by defeating kansas city chiefs. tom brady threw, new england the first team bidding to win back to back crowns since the '03/'04. >> green bay packers forced over time in their playoff with the arizona cards analyse. a hail mary pass found jeff janice to level the game, only for the cardinals to smash the victory in the first drive off overtime. the cardinals advantages to a championship game where they face seahawks and panthers. the new england patriots face the pittsburg steelers or the broncos. the late drama in the n.f.l.
matched by the celtics and the washington wizards. locked at 117 with 3.9 seconds on the clock. the celtics were in the lead. the celtics made one last crack for the win. they made it to the other end. they were beaten by the buzzer. they claimed a third straight win retiring n.b.a. kobe bryant announced he will not compete at the rio olympics. he indicated he would bid for a third gold medal. his career will finish with the lakers at the ends of the season. >> the young guys turned it on playing, performed. you know, i've been fortunate to win two gold medals, and i've had my moment. it's important for them to go ahead and play. i'll watch and support from afar. if they want me to come speak to the guys, i will.
that's about it in less than 24 hours, they'll begin the defense of their australian open title at the girs grand slam in -- first grand slam in melbourne. the world's top ranged player won four of the last five and opens a defense against the south korean on monday. having won three of four slams, he's hoping to extend his winning form into the new season. >> 2015 was the best season and time of my life, undoubtedly. i'll try to carry that confidence into the new season, this being one of the foremost important and prestigious tournaments in sport. and, in a way it extracts the best from each player. in my case this has been the more successful grand slam tournament. every time i go back to rod laver arena they have these memories come back since the first win in 2008, and some of the epic marches played on the
court. >> here are some of the standout maps on the opening day of play in melbourne. roger federer's in action. the number 3 seed playing george's nicholas backas veily. in number one, serena williams opens against camilla georgie. and maria sharapova opens her melbourne act against chap have been's hibino south africa's cricket captain ab de villiers says it will take something special to turn around the team's form. the proteas were knocked off the top of the world's test rankings and replaced by india after a 7-wicket loss. south africa was d dismissed for 83. england chasing down the 74-run victory target giving them an
unassailable 2-0 series lead with a test to play next week. >> some of the best bowling faced from the whole unit. the conditions suited them well, and they made full use of that. they asked a lot of questions. they didn't ask as many in the first innings, that's where we missed the trick. this time around they were spot on. >> now, it's a colourful but dangerous tradition in the rural areas of argentina, it's thriving. the rodeo shows the best horse men and are pushing for official recognition as a sport. we have more. >> reporter: this one is happening in the province in the north of buenos aires. this is the first time as a writer. he's 18 and works as a mason. he says that if he can day on a horse for eight seconds he has a
chance of winning a prize. >> i started when i was young. we do it because of tradition and we can win prizes helping us financially. >> they are all around, cattle herders that roamed 200 years ago. most of the those have second jobs in the forming industry. people compare this to a world, because they say every writer in the country dreams about being here. the horses are chosen carefully. they had to have a special spirit and will never be tamed. horses are crucial in an event like this. animal rights worried about the treatment of the horses. >> the horses were there for about 8 seconds, used for an
average of 2 minutes a month. they have to be strong and beautiful. they have gone from being a traditional event to a local sport. they want is to be recognised as one of argentina's national sports. >> we are pushing for a law making this professional. riders train, go to the gym all year. >> reporter: a dangerous sport that endures dozens of riders, they are not afraid. this man is 28, and has been doing this for over a decade. >> translation: i have seen my family cry many times, this is what i love and helped me to help myself and my family. >> fashion for horses. respect for the tradition, and the excellent financial incentive. a powerful mix making this an
essential event of the arch tinnian countryside -- argentinian countryside. >> i would rather them than me. that is the sport. >> thanks, jo the oscar nominated movie "the martian "featured matt daixon growing vegetables in stays. astronauts have done it for reel on the international space station, they have eaten space-grown let us and have a flour. these pictures of a plant blooming. it is more difficult to grow than let us, making it -- lettuce, making it good profor the astronaut. they hope to grow tomatoes. n.a.s.a. helps it will allow astronauts to feed themselves. >> stay with us here on al jazeera. right at the top of the hour.
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