london, a bus is targeted by a suicide attacker, six are dead. and what a waste. find out why as many as two-thirds of supermarket salads are thrown away. >> france has condemned the u.s. spy program that's reportedly interceptthe phone records of millions of its citizens. the french newspaper lemonde, the new report is based on documents leaked by the former national security agency contractor edward snowden. tim friend has more from paris. >> the timing could not have been worse. as u.s. secretary of state john kerry stepped off the plane in paris he was immediately embroiled in an embarrassing controversy between france and
the u.s. the u.s. national security agency had spied on a number of citizens, leading political and business figures as well as terrorists. it prompted this angry response from the french foreign minister. >> translator: i've summoned the u.s. ambassador. >> interrupting that package to go straight to paris. john kerry is giving a news conference with the foreign minister. let's listen. >> here in paris, (inaudible) express my deep appreciation to secretary general to peace, and for their willingness to come to paris today, for yet another meeting, and briefing, which we have promised them with respect to the mid east peace process and we've promised to do it on a regular basis or as needed.
i especially want to recognize my friend, the foreign minister of qatar, i am very appreciative to him, he's been a good partner in this effort of keeping the committee moving. and of keeping it engaged. and this is the fourth time now in six months that the autos and the arab league have gathered as part of our regular consultations in order to make sure that the final status negotiations between the israelis and the palestinians are very much accountable to those who have a great stake in it. and as everybody knows, the arab peace initiative which i have many times mentioned was a very significant step forward is still a very important ingredient of the possibilities of peace.
the -- excuse me the breath and the depth of the participation that we had here today and all of our meetings is really a clear demonstration that the continued support that president abbas and the palestinian authority continue to receive from the arab community as a whole and i think it's significant. the arab league understands precisely what is at stake here. i might comment that in the middle of our meeting today, his highness, prince solad faisal of saudi arabia very eloquently stated, you know, if you're thinking about what division is for peace, of the arab world, all you really have to do is look at the arab peace initiative which offers immediate peace to israel.
when settling the palestinian issue, peace that will bring normal commerce, embassies, normal relations, connections between people and between countries, not with one or two nations, but with 57 nations all at one time, 35 muslim nation he, 22 arab -- nations. that's a vision worth fighting for. with the very first meeting, earlier this year to the key meeting we had in amman in july, the arab league follow-on committee has shown a remarkable commitment to this effort. and we're very grateful to them for that. their support for a final status agreement is essential to the agreement of a negotiated two-state solution for palestinians and israelis.
and it will critical to creating the momentum and the seriousness of purpose that is essential in order to be successful in these talks. it's no secret to anybody that this is and remains a difficult process. there is no shortage of passionate skeptics. but i want to underscore that the goal is clear, and it is achievable, and those who are closest to it, the neighbors, as well as the parties themselves, understand what is at stake. a just and a lasting peace that's based on a two-state solution which is the only solution. two states, for a simple reason because two proud peoples deserve the opportunity to realize their letting aspirations, their security and their future and their freedom.
the israeli and the palestinian people both have leaders who absolutely understand what is at stake and they have taken risks in order to bring both parties to the table. they showed courage to begin the process and they have showed courage to continue it even in the face of criticism. the two parties have been engaged now in 13 meetings, serious meetings. they had three meetings in the last four days. the pace that has intensified, all the core issues around the table, and they have been meeting with increased intensity. but for everybody to live up to the challenges of making peace, we have to support them including living up to our obligations on the economic front. i want to stress that no economic track, no economic package or financial assistance will ever be a substitute for the political track.
but with our partnership and with our support, and our economic investment, we can all help in order to provide a difference to the lives of people living in the neighborhood. that is why i am especially pleased to announce tonight and i am very grateful to the emir of adequate, to the adequatei people and the foreign minister who has helped bring this about, they have agreed to provide $150 million urgently needed relief to the palestinian authority, i'm very gravel for him helping make that happen, current governments evaluating and making their decisions and there will be others who join in this initiative as we go forward. so the support of donors has been critical to helping us get to where we are today. and it is important ultimately for the parties themselves to
make the key decision and reasonable decisions necessary for a final status agreement. that includes taking all of the steps that are necessary to create a positive atmosphere for the negotiations. which snenl was one of the -- incidentally one of the key things agreed to by the parties as they entered into these negotiations. my friends, i might comment that in his -- in that vein, i was very pleased to see that prime minister netanyahu made a statement, a message earlier this week, and he made it clear that israel is committed to maintaining the status quo in the holy places and he made it clear that the hand of israel is extended to the palestinian people in the hope of peace. so my friends, there is an opportunity for peace over the horizon. but to seize that opportunity, we need the continued support of
the arab league, we need the engagement of the arab league and we need the rest of the international community also to continue to be supportive. i believe that with our work together, we can provide for peaceful prosperous, hopeful outcome that people in the region, and particularly israelis and palestinians have poapped for, for a long, long -- hoped for, for a long, long time. >> i'll do it in arabic. please. >> translator: stated by my friend, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry. i start by thanking our mutual friend for allowing us to meet today in france. as a matter of fact, we meet today and this is the fourth meeting in this respect.
with respect to the peace process. we discussed and reiterated the established principles. the established principles for namely the two-state solution on the 1967 borders where jerusalem will the palestinian capitol. during the meeting, we touched upon a number of critical issues. i will not delve in them all. however, there are certain points which we discussed in detail. namely, ga gaza and the lack ofy necessity to eliminate gaza from the peace process. crossing is not beneficial, there are millions of people living in gaza around they are in dire near for their basic necessities including food, shelter and medical treatments and it is necessary to enable
crossings, in order to allow the gazans to continue their normal life. with respect to the negotiation process, we reiterated the presence of involvement of the united states is very critical. and once again, would like to extend all appreciation to the efforts exerted by him, however, we still require the permanent presence and involvement of the united states. we have certain concerns about thing atmosphere surrounding the negotiations, simply the recent measures, namely, the expansion of israeli settlement. and many not only homes but complete compounds are demolished like what happened in the valley of jordan. ihoisting the israeli flag is
also another violation which is not acceptable, not in the arab or the islamic world. therefore, we urge that both the sides work towards paving the way for the negotiations. in addition to the statement made by certain israeli officials are undermining the peace process and the negotiation. we also discussed the economy, openness between the two sides and reiterated during the meeting that the initiative proposed by the saudi monarch in 2002 were clear cut. it includes and contains all the aspects necessary to establishing lasting peace, and the israeli-palestinian conflict. and as i said, my friend kerry has dealt with all the issues and thank you for being her
heretoday. >> the first question will be from arshad mohamed of reuters. >> you repeatedly said that it was necessary to change president assad's calculation. when you and foreign minister lavrov announced your hopes to hold geneva 2 in may, the circumstances seemed somewhat better for the possibility of a peace conference. the government seemed, the syrian government seemed to be losing ground at the time. now many months later, the syrian government seems to be in a stronger position. president assad is talking about the possibility of running for reelection and the opposition as you know is fighting on two fronts, something that even your own aids say mawks it harder to extract concessions from the syrian government.
what makes you feel the government has any reason giving the way the things have moved in the last six months to give up power and what makes you 30 that the opposition which seems to grow more fractured and has seen in is in any shape to assume a transitional governing role? >> well, assad obviously a central question to all of this, and i'll give you as complete and direct an answer as i can. you are correct to say that when seerger lavrov and i announced this i think in may the situation was different on the ground than it is today. but the situation on the ground is irrelevant to the question of the implementation of geneva 1. and maybe president assad needs
to go back and read geneva 1 again or for the first time but geneva 1 says you will have a transition government by mutual consent. so it doesn't matter whether you're up or whether you're down on the battle field. the objective of geneva 2 remains the same which is the implementation of geneva 1 which means a transition government arrived at by mutual consent of the parties. i don't believe anybody who ever believes that the opposition will consent to bashar al-assad being part of that government. and if he thinks he's going to solve problems by running for reelection i think i can say to him with certainty this war will not end. as long as that's the case where he is there. now, the geneva 2 process is a negotiated resolution of a war
that is taking place because bashar al-assad decided to meet the demands of young people in this country for participatory role in the future of syria. he decided to meet them with bullets. and bombs. and artillery shells. and he has shelled universities. and killed innocent students sitting at their desks. he shelled schools with napalm and bombed nent children there trying to learn. he has bombed and gassed people in that country more than 150,000 or so are dead. how can that man claim to rule under any legitimacy in the future? i believe it is very clear what the purpose of this negotiated settlement is. and those who support the implementation of geneva 1 should come to geneva and be part of the process of building a new future for the people of
syria. but i do not believe that it is dependent on whether you're up and down. now -- up or doin. now secondly there are plenty of qualified people within the opposition of syria not necessarily fighters but people who are owned to assad who run a business or a hospital. or who have great distinguished career and have been part of building the fabric of a secular society of syria. and there are people who are qualified to be able to help manage the future affairs of syria. there's nothing ordained, nothing that suggests it belongs to one family or one man particularly what's happened over the course of these past two and a half years. now there's a human catastrophe awaiting the world if you can't have a negotiated solution. because there are more and more refugees, more and more
displaced people more and more destruction. and the potential of the absolute implosion of the state of syria is what lies in front of everybody, if there cannot be a negotiated solution. i would hope that ultimately, assad himself certainly his supporters like the russians, iranians would understand that if you want peace in the region, it's not going to come by prolonging the war with the president bashar al-assad. now, finally why has the situation on the ground changed? not because of the syrian military. but because of iran, and hezbollah. and hezbollah and iran represent the two only outside organized forces in syria fighting on behalf of the party. the only two. and they're the ones who have made that difference. so i think it's time for the united nations and for others to
consider the appropriateness of their activity. and the need to try to press towards the negotiated solution that is critical to the people of syria and to its future. >> the next question will be from miranda takayadin from al hayat. >> secretary, i have a question for you. and question for minister halad ati, in his language for him and in english for you. question about american policy change on syria. they came out of the track that you are insisting so much on the chemical disarmament of syria, and that people hoped that you want really to do where this
regime, with assad's regime. so do you need in fact this coordination with this regime for the chemical disarmament and when is geneva 2 actually? because we still don't have a date. some people say 23rd, some others say no. and then is iran going to be part of this conference? minister al atea,. >> translator: has qatar changes its policy towards syria? is there any proximity or message exchanged with president assad? >> well, just very quickly. on the date i can't tell you
precisely when the date is. that's up to the united nations, and up to the special envoy brahimi to announce. but i had heard people talking sometime in the latter part of november. foreign minister lavrov and i both urged that it be as soon as possible and we both certainly would be in agreement along with a lot of other ministers who believe it ought to happen sooner not later. so i hope it would be somewhere in that period of time. buttists up to them to -- but it's up to them to announce it. with respect to the question of the weapons, is assad necessary, the answer is no. assad doesn't go out into the field and control a particular depot where you have chemical weapons. assad isn't driving the trucks that back up to the depot and pick up the weapons and take them somewhere. there are lots of people in syria within the military
structure who have knowledge of where the weapons are and how they can be moved who actually have responsibilities for safeguarding them. so assad himself is not critical to the containment and the identification and ultimate removal of those weapons. number one. number two, those weapons could be gathered, and located, and brought to a location over the course of these next few months, barring, you know, something surprising, i'm not sure this will be settled in that period of time. but he is not absolutely essential to the effort to remove the chemical weapons. they can be removed once identified and secured by the normal process of chemical weapons destruction. with respect to the first part of your question, which was the policy change, no. there has been no policy change. president obama made the decision with respect to military force. and i am absolutely 100%
convinced that had he not made that decision, those weapons would not be being removed now under an agreement that we reached at the united nations. it happened because of that decision. and you have to ask yourself, is it better that all of the weapons are being secured and removed, rather than that you had a military strike that tried odeter him from using them again, but left them in his possession? that's choice. i think it's clear there's a benefit. now, some were disappointed the strike didn't take place because they thought it was a sign of other things. but the fact is that the same airplanes that were killing people before the chemical weapons and the same artillery that was killing people before the chemical weapons and the same bombs and cud missile scude still doing it. we remain as concerned about that today if not more so than
before the chemical weapons agreement. and that is why we are focused on assisting the moderate opposition. we are helping them, it's a known fact and we will continue as the others of our friends, continuing to help them. because we believe you need to get to the negotiation, because there is no ultimate military solution. we're not going to sit by while assad slaughters his people with impunity and not help those who are struggling against him, without doing so, without help from support from the international community. oh, iran, fourth question, excuse me. on iran the answer is if iran accepts. iran has not accepted the implementation of geneva 1. so it's very hard to see how iran can be constructive in the absence of their wilingsness to -- willingness for the purpose of the negotiation.
so they accept geneva 1 and want to be constructive in wanting to set up a transition government that's a different issue. but until that happens it would be very difficult to see how it could be constructive. >> translator: in response to your question. has the syria president stopped massacrinmassacring his people? have the syrian gained, if the answer is negative, then qatar's stance is the same. we will continue to push forward for a diplomatic solution to salvage the syrian people. i repeat, qatar's position hasn't changed. it is as-is. >> one more. the final question is patricia
alemanier. i don't know if i said it the right way. >> in french. >> translator: i have one question. the french this evening are deeply shocked by the recordation made by the newspaper lemonde about, can you elaborate on this? and the other question to qatar qatar has been accusing the west for being the reason for the rise of radical islam and for supporting radicalism. >> well, thank you very much for the question. look, france is one of our oldest allies in the world. and i have a very close working
relationship with fabia the day i started this job on many issues from syria and protecting the security of our citizens. protecting our disenlz in this world is a very complicated very challenging task and it is an every day 365 day task unfortunately because there are lots of people out there seeking to do harm to other people. we see much more suicide bombs taking place in various parts of the world right now. so ambassador rifkin met today with alexander ziegler the cabinet director of prime minister fabiu srveg, we will have ongoing bilateral consultations, that address this
question of any report by the united states government. our policy we don't discuss intelligence matters. and lots of countries are engaged in the activity of trying to protect their citizens and the world. as the president -- as president obama said, very clearly in a recent speech that he gave at the united nations general assembly just a few weeks ago. he said, we in the united states are currently reviewing the way that we gather intelligence. and i think that's appropriate. and our goal is always to try to find the right balance between protecting the security and the privacy of our citizens. and this work is going to continue as well as our very close consultations with our friends here in france.
>> listening there to a joint press conference in the french capital with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry as well as the qatar minister there, both men decided to concentrate their opening statements on the arab israeli conflict and their efforts to find a lasting settlement to that. the main crux of what john kerry was saying is there are serious meetings taking place now that serious momentum behind those talks between the palestinian authority and the israelis. he said there have been 13 meetings between the parties of late, and that all the core issues are on the table. but no break through as such was announced at all by the u.s. secretary of state. and the qatari foreign minister also said that efforts are ongoing.
there is momentum behind these talks. but he expressed two concerns: one is the continuing expansion of illegal israeli settlements on palestinian lands and secondly, he talked about gaza and the need to bring gaza into the need for a peace settlement and the fact that the crossings into gaza that has been under siege for years now must be under negotiations. tim frank joins us, from where that press conference is taking place. tim the statements were very much focused on the arab-israeli conflict but the two main themes to these question firstly about syria but also i want to start actually with what john kerry was saying about the later spying saga if you like the argument between france and the u.s. over the nsa spying of
french citizens. what did you make of what john kerry said and how will it go down with people where you are? >> well, as you say, it was a wide ranging press conference but right at the end there he was asked by a french reporter about these revelations in the leading french newspaper, lemonde that the national security agency in the states had been listening in to millions of phone calls and texts over the two year period, making use of them in intelligence gathering, something that alarmed the french government on monday as john kerry arrived for these talks, wide ranging talks. i think his reply was interesting, he already mentioned that president obama was involved in a review of how the u.s. gathers this
intelligence, that was a conciliatory remark. governments are perturbed at reports that they've been listened into in the past by u.s. intelligence. but he did say, quite assertively, that looking at intelligence like this is a 24-7 task, there are lots of people out there who would like to do us harm. he said we are going to have o ongoing -- >> this is al jazeera america. we'll return to this program >> we now rejoin this program
let's go straight to london. >> yes, thank you. investigators say a bomber was on board a bus which killed at least six people. a dash-cam caught the bus, 32 people were injured with eight in critical condition. president vladimir putin has expressed his distress. scene of the attack found the documents of the suicide bomber, they've named her. she's from dagastan, aged 30, they have both the documentation and the passport of this woman. she apparently was according the investigators suffering from a bone degenera tiff disease and shdeyen generative disease.there
on board. of of them students and included a young child who was also injured in the attack. now the focus is turning on nadia's husband who has been called, who has been named at dimitri sokolof. he was converted to islam last year, june of 2012 and now goes by name of abdul jabbar. he's enjoying a movement led by morov in dagustan that wants to create an emrat. emrate. now they say he's determined to attack and disrupt the winter olympics. so this is a very serious situation for the russian
authorities and president putin who is hosting a visit by the indian prime minister. >> the coast guard has rescued, a boat 300 kilometers from sicily. the boat coming from egypt was taking on water and unable to navigate. at least 90 young children were among those on board. the migrants were taken to the sicilian port of syracuse. claude yo is in aggravento. >> a service for those who lost their lives on deadly shipwrecks, port of the city of agrigento of sicily. it was a short ceremony and at
first sight it seemed like an exemplary moment. but the loudest voices seemed to have been those from those who were critical about the nature of the ceremony. well, first of all, the italian government said after the most -- the deadliest of those shipwrecks on october 3rd that the deceased will receive a state funeral. while in the end all they got was this, a memorial service where representatives from the government attend but there were no coffins because all or most of those migrants have already been buried in cemeteries around the city, some of them still remain nameless. they also complained that the 157 survivors from that shipwreck were not allowed to attend the ceremony. this seemed like another cut work by politicians who like to show their grief but do not offer any concrete help in
preventing other such tragedies from happening in the future. >> claude yo levenca. >> feun rals have been held in egypt for four coptic christians, opened fire with machine guns. dominic kane has more from cairo. >> g these are christians. these members of the community were killed outside this building. and so for their relatives, the grief is still raw. bishop yohanmes led the service and he has these words. >> if it is believed that this incident will prevent us from going to church they are mistaken. for the bloods of the fallen
masses will water our tree, deepening its roots into the ground. this church is blessed unfortified by the noble bloods of the fallen masses. >> across the city many of the wounded are being treated. gone to the church for her niece's wedding, she had to wait outside while a previous ceremony came to an end. but instead of her niece's arrival came two gunmen on motor bikes. >> we were being shot at from every angle. it was as if we were in a war zone. it is the first time i was in this situation. these attackers want to stop our ceremony but these attackers will not stop us from going to church. >> increase security at churches and the next day saw him at the hospital to comfort the wounded. while no one has claimed they carried out this shooting in recent months at least 40 churches have been attacked.
those who dispieived this shooting have spoken of their determination not to be threatened by the violence. and if these scenes are any indication, many of giza's christians share that view. dominic kane, al jazeera, cairo. warning of the first suspected outbreak of polio in 13 years. earlier this month in the eastern province. the country answer conflict has raised the risk of people contracting the highly infectious virus because vaccination rates have dropped from 95% in 2010 to an estimated 45% this year. at least a third of the public hospitals are out of service. poor sanitation, deteriorating water supplies and overcrowding have not helped.
globally, polio remains endemic in pakistan and nigeria. firstly just tell us how confident you are that you've actually detected these cases of polio and how serious would that be if it's confirmed? >> well, this cluster of cases of acute placid paralysis was reported to the organization by the early warning system that who had set up in 2012 in syria and then soon thereafter, the government of syria also confirmed and described it as an ooccurrence of hot afp case clusters which indicates that when you look at these patients clinically and then basically treatment reported the limited laboratory findings that it is very consistent with a polio outbreak. the final laboratory confirmation is expected later this week.
and if indeed this is a live polio virus outbreak it is likely to spread in syria. syria is at high risk of spread of surrounding diseases. and to surrounding countries. >> how do you go about vaccinating people in the middle of a war zone? >> well, this requires an unpress departmented amount of international cooperation. all parties have to engage and cooperate, the humanitarian organizations that are active across syria, whether it is in areas that are under government control or whether those areas that are contested, cooperation is going to be essential to be able to reach these children, collective action is needed at this time, and syria and the surrounding countries have already initiated, are planning to amass vaccination campaigns.
>> i was going to ask you, how helpful that is the syrian government been? >> in calling it a suspected polio outbreak they have already initiated planning for a mass vaccination campaign within the country itself and the surrounding countries which are also at risk of spread because of population movements in the region, they have also initiated planning. so going forward, cooperation will be required not only from the government of syria but all parties involved here and all actors and humanitarian organization he. >> okay, hamid jaffedy thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> firefighters in, weather forecast is correct, more hot and windy weather is expected which could fan the flames of dozens of bush fires around sydney. contained but not before destroying more than 200 homes.
prosecutors at cambodia's kmir rouge's two sphieferg leaders are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. an estimated 1.7 million cambodians died under the kmir rouge rule. smog has closed roads and schools. now it may be years before people can return to their homes near the site of japan's damaged fukushima nuclear plan. the cleanup of the most contaminated towns is way behind schedule. more than 90,000 have been
unable to return home. >> fukushima daiichi nuclear station, maid it clear that their assignment was to look at the affected areas nearby. the latest situation at the plant was for the next inspection team to assess. >> the issues in -- on site, at fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant are not under the scope of this mission. the government of japan and the agency recently announced that another follow-up mission to the on signed commission activities will are -- will be deployed along the last quarter of this year. >> team spent a week speaking to the national and local governments, as well as fukushima's local prefecture. comprehensive measures in
ensuring food safety and communication strategies had to be constantly reevaluated. earlier this month the plant operator, tepco announce they'd six of its workers had been sprayed with radioactive waste water after problems with a hose. as storage space fills up l, groundwater leaks into the reactors and groundwater flows into the sea. >> the worst one which everybody was looking at was number 4. number 4 they emptied the radioactive fuel, after several years of radiation from the core, one month before the earthquake. and they put it on this spent fuel tank. then the earthquake happened. then the explosion happened. and that fuel is a mixture of uranium and plutonium. >> the iaea interim report, it
said the cleanup in some of the most contaminated towns was so far behind schedule that residents would have to wait up to three extra years before they could return. harry forcett, al jazeera. >> uruguay is another step closer to becoming the first country in the world to nationalize the marijuana trade. the country's lower house of parliament has put the control of the drug in government's hands. one gram of the drug will cost just $1 under the plan. end of an era for the detroit tigers and we'll be here to explain all in just a moment.
moment. >> welcome back. while millions of people around the world go hungry, every day, a huge amount of food is thrown away. in the u.k, supermarket giant tesco says it throws out thousands of tons every month and research shows the average british family wastes a thousand pounds of food every year. reporting from london. it's not first time that wasteful habits of shoppers have been highlighted but may be the most reliable indication yet of how carols they are. not just the customers who are to blame. one of europe's biggest supermarkets has been forced to admit it throws away far much
food. the startling facts are that two-thirds of the bagged salads are thrown away, they try to encourage customers to buy smaller bags. supermarket arrived at its conclusions by tracking 25 of its best-selling lines such as apples where it found that 45% wasted. bananas, 25% were not eaten. as well as promoting the sale of smaller portions, the company intends to offer advice to customers how to use food that is left over. >> globally, it's a very large issue. the population is 7 billion and approaching 9 billion by 2050, we think and that's going obring increasing pressure on the supply of food. really that means one of two things. we can be more productive end to end or we can waste less.
>> one charity which gathers unwanted food to provide meelings for families in need welcomes tesco's move to do more. >> we have to rely on community funds oactually fund our hubs. ideally tesco would not only provide the food but also provide some funding for us to operate. >> the company's honesty in admitting its shortcomings, the changing of habits will be a lifetime of work. >> the stage for the final 2014 qualification for world cup, 18 still in contention and one matchup means one of the world's greatest teams will not be in presence. >> whatever team you got in the draw is going to be tough
challenge. portugal for me is a really good team, when the player on the highest level, they are world class team. >> ukraine are unbeaten in their last seven matches and they have drawn 1997 champions france. >> i am confident. we have nothing to lose, we have a goal, our opponent has been identified, it is ukraine. we know who it is we will be facing. i'm not happy about it but we are prepared for this goal. >> they have drawn ro mai romand iceland, return legs four days later. in the most important thing now is for the players and for myself to handle expectations inside the group and go with the
these two games to be realistic. but you always have to feel that you have a chance. and over a two-game qualification i think all teams have a chance. >> egyptian football association has said it will be keeping bod bradley as coach for the return leg of their world cup try against ghana, the game on november the 19th is likely to be the americans last game in charge unless there is some sort of unlikely turn around. had egypt fought bradley, unable to pay him more than $350,000 in compensation. >> this week the european champions league, last year's runners up, are in england to play arsenal, knowledge coach says there is no big secret to their early season success. >> the solidarity of the players and desire to do well we know we
are a team who looks for being of course successful. for that you need a special hunger and i believe that these players have a special hunger. >> jim leyland said he decided in september that he'd be stepping down after eight years with the team. he saw three division titles and two trips to the world series. the tigers season ended on saturday aafter they lost the american league championship series against the boston red sox. >> i came here to change talent to team. as you read in the release. on behalf of the entire organization, we have won quite a bit, i'm very grateful to be a small part of this. >> south africa's cricket team can be being without their best
bowler. back awaiting for the birth of his second child. beaten by seven wickets. losing their first away series since 2006. >> it's easy to get down on ourselves and sort of give up but that's not way we pride ourselves on and the way we play cricket. we would like to mentally have a really strong mindset. >> former number 1 golfer rory mcilroy, can still attract a crowd, mickilroy, will be competing in two tournaments. >> i felt from tee to green i hit the ball very well last week, some of the best i'd i've
hit it. i'll be very close to game right up there in contention and hopefully winning. >> and an am tour footballer in ireland has put in an early bid for goal, irish women international league, made her a bit of an internet sensation, with former and current are premier leaguers, attracting ore 700,000 hits across the world on youtube. you can see that clip and plenty more on our website, check that out,ing aljazeera.com, also how to get in touch with us on twitter and on facebook. there's plenty later on but that's all your sport for now. >> andy, thank you. now do stay with us on al jazeera. top story, the spying program.