tv Weekend News Al Jazeera February 6, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm EST
this is al jazeera. welcome to the news hour. government forces close in on aleppo with opposition groups fearing a siege on syria's biggest city. rescuers in taiwan pull a seven-year-old survivor out of a collapsed building after a massive earthquake. investigators in somalia conclude that a hole in a passenger plane this week was caused by a bomb. >> reporter: i will be here with all the sports as the n.f.l.
gets ready for super bowl. we ask just how dangerous the sport is >> the change we need is that kids shouldn't be playing any more. >> reporter: why concussion injuries are changing the way the u.s. is viewing its favorite game tens of thousands of are desperate syrians are stuck on syria's border with turkey. the governor says up to 35,000 have reached the border, but they've been blocked after entering turkey even after the e.u. called on them to grant them refuge. tents and food and blanket are being handed out, but many are sleeping in the open. many have fled their homes because syrian government forces backed by russian air strikes are advancing on the city of
aleppo. on friday they captured the village of ratyan. they're fighting to take control of the towns of bayanoun and hayyan. they will be in the striking distance of stronghold cutting off aleppo's supply lines. >> reporter: they're pushing deeper into rebel held territories. they're inching towards aleppo city. they have cut off the main supply route from the city to turkey. they're trying to now encircle it. >> translation: the regime is trying to lay siege to the city. already it has depopulated the countryside. i don't plan to leave because if activists leave who will make sure the voices of those trapped inside are heard.
>> reporter: already people are packing what they can and heading out. there is no official statistics on how many people live on the eastern side of the city under the control of the opposition. some figures suggests there are up to 300,000. so far there hasn't been a mass exodus but there are those who don't want to take the risk of being encircled. >> translation: the plans are making the roads dangerous. people are scared. the road to turkey is closed. so they're heading towards idlib. >> reporter: prices are on the rise because there is a shortage of fuel. >> translation: this is normal because of the situation. there is a lack of fuel, but i ask the people not to leave please or else our city will be empty. >> reporter: many in the opposition ranks feel the government is employing a tactic that it has used in the past, laying siege to starved people and fighters into submission. in 2014 the rebels were forced to surrender homs.
it was the capital of the revolution. at the time the opposition didn't lose hope because they still controlled aleppo, the heart of the revolution. easy access to turkey, a supporter of the rebels, gave them a life. aleppo's future now hangs in the balance. the moderate rebels are fighting for their survival. their voice in any future political settlement has been weakened syrian i can't's foreign minister says it won't accept any negotiations. the talks have been postponed until february 25. >> translation: syria is going going to a syrian-syrian dialogue without conditions. we will never implement any preconditions. if it is a humanitarian matter the syrian government is more interested in the situation more
than anyone. no-one can claim the opposition. i hope they take this into consideration to ensure we are in a healthy atmosphere a rescue operation is underway in southern taiwan after the earthquake that hit the city of tainan. rescue workers have pulled out a 7-year-old boy from a collapsed building. 14 people are killed and more than 100 are missing. >> reporter: with the night came more teams to join in the rescue effort. reports of contacts made with survivors still waiting for rescue added to the sense of urgency. every now and then a success. after hours lying in the rubble, this woman is now safe, injured around in pain but clearly alive. like other survivors rushed away to a waiting ambulance.
as this rescue operation has continued, equipment is being brought in to carefully move away some of the debris as the rescue teams continue their search in other parts of this structure in a search for survivors. sadly, the number of people brought out dead appears to be rising. in on other parts of the tainan city damaged and teeterring buildings are evidence of the earthqua earthquake's strength. >> translation: everything was shaking and then there was a big crash. when we rush out, we saw that the building had collapsed. >> reporter: a number of people have chosen to spend the night in shelters, some with their homes destroyed. >> translation: we will stay here for now, but eventually we will have to find another place because our home was completely destroyed. >> reporter: back at the main rescue site, as monks prayed for
the souls that died, there was confusion about how many were in the complex. people have been reportedly unaccounted for. the death toll will rise significantly it is feared, but so too is the number of those being brought out alive colombia's president says his country has diagnosed more than 3,000 pregnant women with the zika virus. on friday the country reported the deaths of three zika-infected patients who went on to develop rare neurological disorder. there is still no evidence of a link to the birth defect microcephaly. more from our correspondent who joins us from rio in brazil where they have been dealing with many of the problems associated with the zika virus.
let's talk about colombia first. how significant is this development? what does this tell us about the attempts to eradicate the virus? >> reporter: well, the fact that there are more than 3,000 colombian women present, and even though not having it announced that the children have microcephaly, it is no comfort. this appears at seven months or when the child is born. we don't know. as to another symptom, in relation to the three people who died, died because of zika, this has not been proved by the scientists, but it hasn't been disproved either. there has been an important
decide in the syndrome which is a very serious auto immune neurological disease that article liess-- paralyses you and leads to death how are the authorities in brazil been responding to all of this? >> reporter: it's very interesting because right now all of brazil is celebrating carnival and this is significant because a lot of people are coming together and because just a few days ago brazilian researchers said they had detected the zika virus in saliva and semen. there are hundreds of thousands of people out on the streets kissing perfect strangers, that is the custom here, so the authorities are telling them not to kiss just anyone and for men to use condoms, if their wives are to be pregnant and we just
don't know how this virus is being spread as quickly as it is. all we know is that it is spreading and to quote the world health organisation, explosively thank you for that. other south american countries are on high alert because of the zika outbreak. el salvador is urging women not to get pregnant. peru has fumigation on the streets. in guatemala the response appears to be much more subdued. >> reporter: inside a house in guatemala health workers spray for mosquitos. a few doors away a suspected case of zika, dengue or chikungunya was suspected. people here don't understand the
importance of the work. >> translation: sometimes people won't let us into their houses because of the level of insecurity in guatemala. community participation is low. >> reporter: so far 105 cases of zika have been confirmed in guatemala but while countries like columbia have stepped up their campaigns, guatemala hasn't. the health ministry say they don't have the resources to pay for printed materials. it was only this week that a zika alert appeared on the main page of the ministry's website. they say people shouldn't have to rely on media for guidance >> translation: here in the hospital there is no information. also there are mayors' offices everywhere and they should hand out information and fumigate
like they used to. >> reporter: hospital staff said they relied on patients' visiting to get the word out >> translation: people who have symptoms come to a health center, without creating a panic or exaggerated warning, medical staff can determine if it's a suspicious case and rule out what it is. >> reporter: analysts worry if the levels were to reach the rate of those in other countries, guatemala would be unable to cope >> translation: the health system isn't prepared to prevent this type of situation or to tackle zika if it becomes pandemic. corruption has had an impact on government resources and its capacity to deal with these situations. >> reporter: with people in more than half of guatemala's 22 departments at risk from zika, the danger is there. the question is how the government will respond if the threat becomes a reality. david mercer
still to come on the news hour, as thousands turn out for an anti refugee protest in germany, we have a special report from berlin on the impact of the crisis. back in business, why the reopening of this border crossing is so important for nepal. in sport find out if leicester city can continue their unlikely rise in the english premier league. somalia's transport minister said that the hole in a plane was caused by a bomb. one person killed and two other injured. >> reporter: from the international airport, heading to jabuti. it was only in the air for a few
minutes when a bomb ripped a hole in the fuselage. this footage was shot. >> of course we saw a hole in the plane and you worry about can we really make it. that worrying feeling was there. it was really traumatizing. >> reporter: the plane was still climbing but was flying above 3,000 metres. one passenger was sucked out of the fuselage. some reports say he was the suicide bomber, but that has not been confirmed. the man's badly burnt body was found 30 kilometers from the airport. two other passengers from the 80 on board were injured. >> translation: the explosion was not a technical problem, but a bomb that was intended to destroy the plane and kill all passengers on board. >> reporter: the explosion did not damage the plane's navigation system, although the plane lost cabin pressure the
pilot was able to make an emergency landing. >> translation: it was unfortunate, but thanks to god people have survived. the security forces have detained people suspected of having been involved in the bomb that exploded inside the plane >> reporter: the investigation is continuing. no-one has claimed responsibility, but the al-qaeda linked al-shabab group remains a major threat to security in somalia i will come back to an early story. the earthquake in southern taiwan and the rescue efforts there. it has been reported now that a total of 132 people are buried in a collapsed 17-storey apartment tower after that quake on saturday. that, according to a tainan city government fish, we understand, the rescuers believe it is possible to reach 29 of those
trapped with the rest believed to be buried further down in that collapseed building and we will, of course, bring you more on that story as and when we get more information. rescuers are continuing to rescue as many people as possible from that devastating quake. thousands of supporters of the anti-islamic group pegida staged rallies in european countries. they're protesting the influx of refugees coming into europe in recent months. the biggest was in the german city where nearly 10,000 people took to the streets to call for a change in government policy. dominic kan roshgs reports >> reporter: this was their opportunity to show strength in numbers, to link up with supporters from across europe. this is where the anti-islamic movement pegida sprang from. its followers are fearful of the future. >> translation: we will be a
minority. in the end i am here for my grandchildren. it cannot be that i am a minority in my own country. this is the way it will end up being. >> reporter: the people at this demonstration have come here to show their extreme unhappiness with the refugee policies of the coalition government. they say they represent a growing sentiment in german society and they say they want those policies radically changed now. pegida's organisers have called for a series of rallies in five other european countries. this was the french northern port city of calais which has long been a designation for refugees and migrants trying to reach the u.k. around 150 supporters were involved in disturbances with the police. ten people were arrested. across the channel hundreds of people marched through the english city of bermingham.
over the course of 2015 the group had struggled to retain its support, with rallies not-- dwindling attendance at rally. >> all the fears they cultivated came through. all these statements of politicians that they would talk about, problems which were not really problems turned out to be wrong. >> reporter: but that analysis was not shared by several thousand opponents of pegida who also rallied on saturday. germany's coalition government is broadly committed to its refugee policy, despite the hardening in public opinion.
but that policy will soon face a serious examination when three key states hold prlt elections next-- parliamentary elections next month as you've been hearing there, angela merkel under increasing pressure to limit the number of refugees allowed in the country, but she says the european union should play a part in protecting external borders so that people can move freely and safely. >> translation: we need to protect our external borders because we want to keep schengen. if we don't protect our external borders the free movement of domestic markets, which is the source of our wealth, is in danger. that needs to be protected and i think all e.u. member states agree on that germany has taken in the largest number of refugees in europe. now in the first part of our european disunity series, jonah hull reports on how the refugee
crisis is threatening instability in the e.u. economic power house. >> reporter: it is minus 8 degrees celsius at a refugee processing center in berlin. the cold is painful but there are no strangers to hardship here. more than a million people arrived like this in 2015 as many and more plan to make the journey this year. but things may be about to change. new year sex attacks in german cities allegedly by groups of young refugee men have turned opinion against angela merkel and her open door policy towards refugees. >> we can handle another million next year and maybe another million in 2017 but political it won't be possible. so politically this government is obliged to bring the numbers down. if it doesn't, if it fails to bring the numbers down, it is the end of this government.
>> reporter: journalist and television host here uses fluent arabic to help refugees integrate into german society. his program, meaning welcome in arabic, attracts millions of views on line. he agrees the system is close to breaking point >> we are now in a process of finding out if this experiment is working out or if it will actually fail and be of human damage to our society here. we're at the risk of taking the extreme opposite like closing the doors again and it may be getting a very negative attitude towards refugees that hasn't been there before. >> reporter: the refugee crisis continues to place unprecedented pressures on the european union and germany in particular, taking in so much more than its fair share. some countries are reinstating border controls, threatening the free movement of people and labor, and here in europe's biggest economy, political instability looms with the job
of the chancellor herself, europe's grand dam e, under threat as well. >> translation: angela merkel was sympathetic to the situation because she saw it was a humanitarian issue >> reporter: this man and his family live in a comfortable german apartment, the children at school. we have obscured his wife's face because she is afraid for relatives still trapped in syria. >> translation: with the huge numbers of refugees coming, it shouldn't be germany's burden alone. all countries should help. >> reporter: which is exactly the e.u.'s problem. a close-knit family in good times, but dysfunctional in a crisis, and these are exceptional times of crisis back to one of our other top stories in the news, that investigators in somalia believe that a hole in a passenger plane this week was, in fact, caused
by a bomb. earlier i spoke to a professor of international relations at george washington university about the implications for that, for attempts to bring stability to somalia. he is a former u.s. ambassador to burkina faso. he said it casts doubt over the government's ability to fight al-shabab. this brings a new dimension to what is happening in somalia. this seems to be the first time, the first case of a bomb in a plane in somalia. how dangerous is there for people who travel to and from mogadis mogadishu? >> clearly it is a problem. of course, this is a problem many have in the world today, not just in somalia. you're quite right, this is the first instance of a bombing of a plane in somalia, at least in
many, many years. it is just one more things people need to think about no-one has claimed responsibility for this at this point, but al-shabab is expected. if we go by that narrative, are we seeing a resur generals of-- resurgence of al-shabab here? >> there is a resurgence of al-shabab activity, even though we don't know who perpetrated this particular act, there have been other events in somalia over the last seven months particularly that have been of great concern. al-shabab has attacked three outlying bases of african union forces in somalia killing a fair number of troops. in one case from uganda, another case burundi and most recently in january from kenya. they're stepped-up attacks as compared to what al-shabab had
been doing in the previous two or three years, which was basically suicide bombings and very minor roadside attacks. then of course most recently al-shabab briefly took the port town of merk about 40 miles south of mogadishu what does this tell us about all of the attempts that have been made to bring peace and stability to somalia. it seems that this is happening despite all of the international efforts. >> it tells us that so far the efforts have not worked. it also demonstrates a continuing weakness of the government of somalia and, in fact, were it not for some 20,000 african union troops in somalia, the government probably could not withstand the pressures from al-shabab, but at the same time it demonstrates a certain weakness by al-shabab,
even though they have increased their military capability in last seven months, i don't believe they're able to hold over any extended period of time a sizeable city in somalia. they can pretty much travel wherever they wish in south central somalia, attack outlying bases and in the case of merka, even a major town, but i don't believe they can hold them interesting to say things would be worse if it wasn't for the african union force that is there because if you talk to a lot of somalis, many would say they're part of the problem and they're making things worse in the country. what do you say to that? >> well, that's a fair point in that psychologically i think there are a lot of somalis who would like to see all foreign forces depart, and of course the biggest force is the african union force. the fact of the matter is that if they were all to depart tomorrow, i don't think that the
somali government forces and militias would be able to withstand the al-shabab force. so you have a real conundrum here where the african union forces on the one hand maybe contributing to the problem, but the government would likely fall if they were not there thank you for that. we will take a quick break to you, but when we come back, we report from south africa on the loan sharks profiting from poverty. plus. >> reporter: i'm live in manchester new hampshire. this is the venue for the latest republican debate. will someone make a break through tonight or is it going to be end of the road for some others? and in sport, is retaining the dubai desert classic a long shot for rory macelvoy. details in sport. ils in sport.
>> even though we're in here, we're still human. >> how harsh conditions affect people on both sides of the bars. >> why did scott take his own life? >> the jail. >> some people might be scared to speak out but i'm not. i'm telling the truth. welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. a round up of our top stories. tens of thousands of syrians escaping war are stuck at the
border with turkey. their passage has been blocked. more than 130 people are buried in a collapsed building in taiwan city of tainan. a 7-year-old boy has been pulled out. at least 12 people have been killed. investigators say a bomb was the likely cause of a hole that was punched into a passenger jet over somalia. one man was sucked out of the plane which went to an emergency landi landing in mogadishu another debate before the new hampshire primary. donald trump will be back on stage. the real estate billionaire skipped the iowa debate over a row with the host. seven candidates will be part of that debate. al alanfisher is live with more on
what we can expect this time around. alan. >> reporter: it's going to be very interesting, the fact that donald trump is back on stage after his loss in iowa. remember he has been telling everyone he is winning as president. he has to do well here. joining me live on this the stage and please for give, it might look clumsy, but you could imagine it is packed with international broadcasters here, very tight for space. this man is with a college, an associate professor in politics. this is a crazy presidential cycle, isn't it? >> yes. >> reporter: why? is it donald trump? >> no. this is a race to succeed a two-term president so this will be a good year for republicans or so they think >> reporter: seven people on stage. what do you expect to see? >> the first thing to see is everyone trying to take down marco rubio. he placed a very strong third in iowa, he is aiming to do second or better here and then move on
to the rest of the field. if you are double-stranded you don't want him to catch up with you. if you are behind marco rubio you want to take him down. i think he will be the one after tonight. >> reporter: we will see attacks of the people who are considered the establishment part of the republican party >> we are likely to see attacks from them. the bush and christie campaigns have been working over marco rubio very hard. we may see donald trump go after him as well because the more distance there is between donald trump and marco rubio the better it is for tt. they don't want him to be better than expected. >> reporter: ted cruz is accused of stealing the iowa polls. so do you think ted cruz is the most dlikd? >> i think so. he has not got much from his win in iowa. he beat expectations.
he did a good ground game and haven't got credit from that, mainly because of the donald trump comments this year. >> reporter: do you think he has to turn his fans into supporters and do well here or it's over for him >> i think so. he has been running on this idea that he is a winner. he said vote for me, you will be tired of winning. if he loses two in a row, it's not a great record. >> reporter: thank you for that. i will ask you to step carefully down while i move into place and say two hours time all seven candidates will be on stage. one is missing. that's carly fiorina. she didn't meet the threshold set by the broadcaster to be on stage. she is very angry. you're seeing a lot of that online for her, but she will be on stage. it will be down to the seven men for the republican nomination thank you for that. live for us in manchester.
haiti's outgoing president has agreed with the parliament to form an interim government. that deal will be signed later on saturday where parliament will have an interim president for a four month term. the current president will leave office the next day. the main border crossing between india and nepal is open to traffic for the first time in almost five months. 70 petrol tankers entered india to fill up with fuel. the crossing had been blockaded demanding rights in a new constitution. allegations new delhi has denied purposefully doing that. our correspondent has more from the border. >> reporter: i'm standing here on this bridge between the pile here. there is a lot of the activity. until yesterday, friday morning,
protesters demanding better representation in the constitution had occupied this bridge, 137 days ago, blockading all imports coming from india. nepal is totally reliant on imports from india. people blamed india for the blockades. it's saying it's their own doing. the answer probably lies somewhere in between. protesters were chased away, that's according to the police. this trading point is extremely important. the total loss of revenue from this border point has been 450 million. two-thirds of nepal imports comes from this border and they say the blockade from all across nepal, the loss of revenue according to the chamber of commerce is more than three billion dollars and according to
the central bank more than 400,000 people have lost their jobs. the significance of this opening of the border has been analysed by different people in different way. some say the relationship between the parliament and india have become-- nepal and especially india has become better. some say it is a goodwill gesture as the prime minister is due to visit in the next few weeks. some are saying that india felt the treasurer from traders as their business was also affected badly. border protesters over here, what they've been saying is that for now the border is open, but as long as their commands are-- demands are not met, it will be in a different forum more than 120,000 people have fled yemen since last april
since pro-government forces and houthis battle for control. many have sought safety in aden, near abouti. >> reporter: this is djibouti's camp for refugees. it was built on a remote and balances stretch of the desert. the came is increasingly becoming the only home for thousands of yemenis seeking safety on the western shores of the gulf of aden. this man and his family arrived here three days ago. they're from the besieged city of taiz >> >> translation: there are aerial bombardments hear 24 hours a day. it never stops. children run into the tents when they hear the sound of an aircraft. gentleman shelter from the-- >> reporter: shelter is here. they have to contend with no electricity and a shortage of
clean water. since september the population of the camp has increased three-fold. they're now worn 3,100 refugees here. they might be safe from the conflict in their country, but this has not been the happiest of places for refugees. they have no r ice, no wheat, no sugar, they have nothing says this man. the animals, wild animals, stray into their camp at night which is not fenced. it is home to some of the war wounded. this man says he was riding home on his motorbike when an air strike hit his town. the sudden blast sent the 27-year-old flying. his left leg shattered by shrapnel. with his leg held together by pins, he decided to cross to
this area believing he had a better chance of survival. >> translation: i need specialised treatment because that is not available here. they give me these pink tablets that they also give to anyone else who complains of pain. they are not helping me >> reporter: aid agencies are saying they're doing thaeft best despite a shortage of money. as the war drags on, there could be 200,000 refugees in the whole of africa in a year's time. not good for a part of the world that is not used to seeing refugee influx of this magnitude poverty is widespread in south africa and so are loan companies. some have legitimate businesses but others pray on poor people. some charge extremely high interest rates ensure that small loans spiral into crippling
debt. >> reporter: this woman borrowed $25 from a loan shark. it turned into a disaster. >> i was really needing money for runt. so i take long-- rent. so i take long time to pay the lady. >> reporter: soon $25 turned into $200 with interest. the loan shark took her identity document and threatened her if she didn't repay the loan >> translation: sometimes they hate you these people, they want to take your things. >> reporter: failing to make ends meet is common here. the official unemployment rate in south africa is more than 25%. the unofficial rate is much higher. the poor black majority remains stuck in poverty and are ignored by bigger banks. there are regulations for these lenders. this man only lends money to people who has the means to
repay >> our interest is very, very less. we beat some of the banks also. they need us >> reporter: not everyone follows the rules. interest is sometimes calculated daily, not weekly or monthly. there have been crackdowns on these bad lenders, and the law aims to protect via the national credit act >> no-one is allowed to take your id books or pins as security for a loan. this is not only against the nation credit act but it is a criminal act. >> reporter: there are also rules in place aimed at helping people get out of debt. the credit provider has to send a 129 notice, a letter of demand sent by registered mail. the person who owes money has to be given time to meet a debt counsellor and make a payment arrangement. that doesn't always happen. one of the reasons for that is that many people don't understand their legal rights or
if they do, don't have the means to defend them in court. the national credit regulator, that's the government run watchdog of the credit industry, estimated as many as 6,000 people apply a month for debt counselling. there is still plenty of prey for the loan sharks farmers in greece have blocked roads with tractors to protest against new tax laws. nearly 100 tractors cut off access to customs close to the macedonian border. key highways to other parts of the country was also blocked for several hours. they're saying they're willing to bring the company to a standstill unless the government withdraws their plan to add new taxes. more from athens. >> reporter: farmers complain that the government's proposed social security over haul will charge them 27% of their income for pension contributions and health coverage alone. they have to pay 26% of their
income for tax, for income tax. so put those two together and they will eventually be paying the government 53% of income and then on top of that you have to add solidarity tax, professional tax and property tax which are other crisis era measures that have been applied to farmers as well as other workers in greece. giving away roughly 60% of their income to the government farmers say will make them nonviable because they have to have capital to invest in next year's crop to buy petrol, seed, fertilizer and pesticides and feed their families until they earn next year's sales. they don't have money coming in on a constant basis. now, the political stakess for the government are high. if they don't make a serious effort to satisfy this contingent, then they will be looking at roughly a million votes in jeopardy. that's a fifth of the voting
public by the numbers of last year's september election. therefore, it is in the government's interests not to alienate the farmers, even if the government manages to suppress the farmers by force, by forcing the police through their highway blockades and so for, its imagine will be, i think, completely damaged when we come back on al jazeera, going home for new year. we report from china on the world's biggest mass migration. england take a step closer to another series try -- triumph in south africa.
millions of refugees fleeing war and persecution face the daunting task of starting a new life far from home during the bosnian war. many did that in sweden. some run their own businesses there employing hundreds of people. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: this man arrived in the swedish city with nothing. he started selling cars in his backyard. his company now has a turn over of 1.5 million dollars a year. he had to work hard to win the trust of the customers but says the authorities were supportive. >> translation: not that we are satisfied. we are more than satisfied.
nobody held us back or pubbing obstacles in our way-- put. >> reporter: at least 15 companies are owned by former refugees here. this man owns five transport companies and hopes to open a sixth in slovenia. >> translation: starting up business was fine. we had a plan, a program and budget. the authorities supported us. >> reporter: this software company employees many and the owner wants to open an office elsewhere. >> translation: this is the certificate for businessman of the year. the competition was open to business leaders throughout sweden working in different sectors. >> reporter: these former refugees say they adapted quickly to life in sweden. they're grateful that they were given not only a safe place to live but a chance to rebuild their lives and support their
families time to get all the sport in the english premier league, a continued away win at man chess tear city. tipped for relegation at the start of the season, less tear announced six points ahead of city, two goals from robert there and morris is 14th strike of the season, three to one. to top leicester's day off, a new contract until 2019. >> we enjoy, of course we don't leave anything. we want to fight, of course, but no, without pressure. for us it is important to play and to continue in this way because it is a strange league. >> reporter: elsewhere
relegation, sunderland drew two to liverpool. they are going to second place in the table. >> i think we have fight point. it is real that we are in a good position, but we need to keep working and don't think too much on the future, only on the same to try to compete in the same way we beat today. >> reporter: madrid have gone level on points with bars lone i can't at the top of the leliga. they go down to win three one. however they have two games in hand and play levante on sunday. the u.s. is getting ready for the biggest day on its sporting calendar. on sunday the panthers will take on the denver broncos in the super bowl. a global audience of close to 200 million people are set to watch the season finale but
concussion injuries are changing the way america views its favorite sport. >> reporter: this man and his family know all about sports injuries. as captain of his university football team, he threw himself into the game literally, but it all ended with two concussions in 2013 that knocked him off the field and nearly cost him his education. >> when i was at school suffering for six weeks on end in my room in the dark, not being able to leave to go to the classes, only talk to my friends, it is a low point in your life >> reporter: his parents spent the next year helping him recover. they set up an organization called one hit away to help athletes and families get over head injuries >> it is an invisible injury. they don't see a broken brain. they don't deal or see it until
it happens to their family. >> reporter: the nigerian pathology who discovered head injuries suffered in football games were causing depression and mental decline in players is on the movie starring will smith. >> i think it has taken a deep rise in people. i think people are becoming enlightened and i think we're moving forward. >> reporter: last season n.f.l. fans were shocked when a player named chris borland quit in his first season after concussions. then the league settled a lawsuit from former players. n.f.l. says it's making the game safer with rule changes and technology. that may be so, but too many
young players are getting injured says critics and that has to change >> we are having a big conversation in this country about the future of football, the big change that we need is that kids shouldn't be playing any more. we have to accept it's an adult game, it's very dangerous and weep can't be hitting five year olds in the head under some disbelieve that they couldn't learn any other way >> reporter: fewer players are taking to the field these days as parents keep them home or send them to less riskier pastimes. there's no doubt this country's favorite sport has to change if it's to continue being as popular as it was. >> reporter: england have taken a two nothing lead in their one day international series against south africa. they didn't have too many problems chasing down the home side 262. hales top scoring at 99.
butler smashed an 48 off 42 bowls, aly 21 as england winning by five wickets. after the third round of the dubai desert classic, willett is at the top of the board. mcelvoy will go into the next round 8 shots behind willett. he has a one shot overall lead. >> it's just some from yesterday or today. i kept the ball in control. i did everything right, really. a couple of hiccups in there today where it could have been different. i kept my head down and moving father. >> reporter: that's all your sport for now great stuff. stay with us because hundreds of millions of people in china are leading or heading home to
celebrate the lunar new year. one migrant worker was followed to his home in the countryside >> reporter: i'm from a province. i'm 31 years old. i have been working in a furniture factory for almost four years. i do mechanical processing. i work very hard, 12 hours a day. i never take any days off. it's tiring, but i can manage it. my factory is affected by the slow economy. we have at least 30% less orders now. some workers are laid off, but we are still busy. i'm not worried because my boss likes me. i have confidence in myself. normally when i go home, i take a bus. only for the chinese new year i ride a mower bike. the bus ride takes about four to five hours, and when i ride the motorbike it takes about nine
hours in good weather. it is difficult to buy a bus ticket before the chinese new year. the tickets are almost ten times more expensive now. now a bus ticket is $45 when normally it is only a few bucks. many of my friends ride a bike to go home. it is a tiring trip for sure. i only hope the weather won't be too bad. i have two sons. my parents are taking care of them. the older one is in the first grade already. the little one is only three years old. they play with my brother's kid. in the countryside child care is a relatively easy. i think when i go home, they don't recognise me. it takes a few days for them to get back close to me. of course, i always hope they can grow up with me and my wife, but i don't have a choice now. i can't take care of them. it's a shame. i'm really excited that i'm going to see my family very soon. now my mind is all about their
faces. my kids, my parents. these towns is where my roots are. i can always make a living somewhere else, but this is where i come from. my biggest hope for my children is for them to have a good education. i hope they go to college one day and have a better life than mine. my life is too hard. i hope they move out of this place. it is a family bond that we can't give up, so we have to go home no matter what just to recap those developments out of taiwan. officials saying more than 130 people are still buried in the city of tainan. these are live pictures from the scene that you're looking at, rescuers still frantically trying to get to people who may be trapped there and are still alive. we will have much more on this story and all the other main stories in two minutes. stay with us. stay with us.
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