the news, go deeper and get more perspectives on every issue. al jazeera america. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, this is the newshour. i'm jane dutton, in the next 60 minutes - anti-taliban sentiment brings thousands on to the streets in pakistan. the government sets up strikes against the group. kurdish forces in iraq take more ground in iraq and say they edge closer to i.s.i.l. also... >> the c.i.a. would love it if you two could take him out
president obama slams sony for putting a movie about kim jong un, and plans to punish north korea for its alleged cyber attack. >> plus... >> we are days which way from industry. there's one industry set to do well. can you guess what it is. find out shortly we begin in pakistan where the government stepped up its military campaign against taliban fighters. the mastermind of the attack may have been killed in an air strike. responsibility has been taken, and more attacks would be targetting military families. it's thought he may have been one of more than 21 taliban fighters killed in air strikes.
military has carried out a ground offensive on the outskirts of peshawar, and another five taliban fighters are believed to have been killed in that attack. it's four days since 140 people were killed, mostly school children in peshawar. anti-taliban incentive is growing across pakistan. >> reporter: anger is growing in pakistan days after a deadly attack on children. thousands of people, supporters of the movement gathered in karachi to protest against the taliban. >> you want to unite all the pakistanis - against the taliban, because we know that is as long as taliban here, they can go further. we need to deal with terrorism and extremism. >> reporter: the taliban has pockets of support across the country. critics gathered outside the red mosque who are viewed as
sympathetic - a case has been registered against the red cleric. >> i'm protesting, because i feel our strategy to deal with terrorism in a reactive way is wrong. >> taliban fighters stormed a school in peshawar on tuesday, killing more than 130 children and injuring many others. something the government has done is lift a 6-year moratorium on the death penalty. two men found guilty were executed. >> it's a great tragedy. in the fast, the extremists destroyed schools, but never targeted children like this. just like 9/11 changed the united states forever. in fact, the world forever, this is this kind of mini 9/11. >> from anger against the taliban to grief for the young
victims. it's clear tuesday's attack has affected thousands of others across pakistan in northern iraq kurdish peshawar fighters are trying to retake sinjar mountain from the islamic state, of the islamic state of iraq and levant. a fire fight delayed the evacuation of the last yazidi trapped there. i.s.i.l. took control of the towns at the foothills of the mountains in august. >> reporter: kurdish forces are on the offensive, determined to secure the significant gains made against i.s.i.l. in the sinjar mountains. it's where at least 1,000 families from the yazidi communities have taken refuge. the kurdish forces victory allowed a corridor to be open through which the yazidi can escape. this is an operation that happened under the auspices of the president himself, to move
all the way to mt sinjar, to liberate a vast area, and to be able to rescue those yazidi people that are trapped on mt sinjar. >> reporter: kurdish forces gained nearly 700 square kilometres of i.s.i.l.-held territory along the route. it opened the way for stranded families to leave, but they have to navigate through landmines planted by fighters. 50km from sinjar is the village of coban. burnt-out houses and bullet ridden walls are evidence of the fighting. >> kurdish forces are marching to the i.s.i.l. area. they have retaken ground from i.s.i.l. near the west of mosul. they can only do so much alone. >> we do not want the peshawar to be the only ones going into the areas to have political
ramifications. elimination of mosul requires participation of forces, military. >> reporter: at least 8,000 fighters were involved in the operation to break the siege. sinjar mountain. the success boosted the moral of the forces. they know from past experience that i.s.i.l. can change tactics, switching from front line battles to emergency fighting. as they advance kurdish forces are preparing for a possible i.s.i.l. backlash. >> the iraqi military battling i.s.i.l. fighters. it's the capital's biggest province. i.s.i.l. fighters launched an offensive from a neighbourhood in the central ramadi. it was repelled by the fighters, and then retreated sony pictures are looking at new ways to release a satirical
film depicting an assassination attempt. the movie was pulled after it came under cyber attack. president obama said that was a mistake. patty culhane has the details. >> >> movie reel: the c.i.a. would love it if you two could take him hout. take him out. >> like for drinks. >> reporter: it's a comedy, a movie turning into an international drama. sony facts decided to make a provocative film about the attempted assassination of kim jong un. the u.s. says north korea retaliated by hacking the company's computers, releasing embarrassing emails and attacking movie theatres that showed the film. north korea will pay for that. >> they caused a lot of damage. we will respond. we'll respond proportionally,
and we'll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose. it's not something that i will announce here today in a press conference. >> the response could be a countercomputer attack, one staying secret, or the u.s. could put north korea on the list of state sponsors of terrorism of. >> it's a message to every country, and the financial institutions within the states, dealing with a country involved in international terrorism, so it will tighten things you have significantly for north korea and this leadership. >> the president hasn't decided what to do, but has made up his mind on sony's decision not to release the movie, calling it a mistake. >> we cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the united states. >> in what has become a
traditional news conference the president talked about maintaining relations with cuba, but it's his unusual comments on sony that will mike -- make the headlines. it turns out the ending of this story is more suspenseful than the movie. >> he does talk to dolphins. a senior management scientist and professor at the rand corporation, a think tank based in washington says that the fbi has not given much evidence to support the claim that north korea is behind the cyber attack. >> the fbi put itself on record saying it believes it's north korea. it made a strong statement. if you look at the statement itself, there's 140 words that contain evidence that it is north korea. so you have to ask yourself - unless you trust the fbi's 100%
correct. what is the quality of evidence behind the fbi statement, and can you distinguish, based on their evidence, between north korea and somebody who is imitating a north korean attack. more to come on the al jazeera newshour. they are homeless and desperate. these roma families in bucharest refuse to be left out in the cold. also ahead... >> we'll bring you the reaction from cuban americans on the biggest change in u.s. policy towards cuba in more than half a century. >> in sport, australian fast bowler mitchell johnson, blows india away in the second test. details later in the programme. the world health organisation is warning of a health crisis in syria, it says 1 million people have been
wounded in the war, and diseases are spreading because medicine is not reaching patients. vaccination rates plunged from 90% before the war to 50% this year. contaminated waters helping typhoid and hepatitis to advance, and it was said that bashar al-assad's government is blocking supplies like bandages and syringes to enter the area. people can't rely on hospitals, half are out of service and the health service collapsed. u.n. special envoy to syria has been trying to negotiate a freeze in fighting in aleppo. both the opposition and the syrian government have concerns about the plan and can't come to an agreement. zeina khodr explains. >> reporter: the united nations has a plan to stop the fighting in aleppo city. so far there has been no agreement. it hasn't given much details on how it can be implemented on the
ground. the special envoy says it can involve a monitoring mechanism backed by a security council resolution. that is what worried the syrian government. mikkel is close to the authorities, telling us that the initiative doesn't involve just the bloodshed and allowing aid. >> parts of east of the aleppo have been taken, and they will be able to govern the territory. the government will not accept that. agreement should involve state sovereignty and the return of state institutions government sources say the u.n. intend to deploy international peacekeepers along the front lines, allowing self rule in the opposition areas. that, according to the sources, will not be acceptable. the opposition has not taken a final decision to anticipate or relevant the plan, it, too, has
concerns, and is worried that the government will take advantage of the lull in the fighting to intensify military operations, and want the fighting to stop all the way up to the turkish border. >> much of the north is in rebel hands. the government controls the skies. a safe zone allows refugees to return. that, in effect, means the establishment of a no-fly zone. that is what the people want. they are worried that the government will use it to their own advantage. >> the people here are against them. the people will be able to take an advantage, and never-respected ceasefires. we want a ceasefire across syria. the rebels may lose a stronghold. this is the only road controlled linking the city to the turkish border. for now, it may not feel the need to let go of territory in
what was once syria's financial capital let's return to our top story that is growing anti-taliban sentiment. thousands protested against the group. an independent pakistan analyst joins us live from the pakistani capital. we are hearing reports that the master mind of the attack on the school in peshmerga has been killed. if that is, indeed, true, how important is it for the government and the military right now? >> well, i think it's very important that all of those people that have been involved, not just in the attack in craig berube, but all attacks a -- in peshawar, but all attacks against the people of pakistan, that they are all brought to justice. what is important to remember and remind everyone around the world is that killing these
people is a small part of the larger evasion. we allowed ourselves to come to something like this. this is the fought of the government. >> is that a fact that they are facing. i think there's a sense of injustice pervading all sense of society. this is a country where benna zeer bhutto was blown up by an attack. where someone was assassinated, shot by his guard. where ministers have been taken out. it's not one part of the society. everyone in pakistan suffers much as is the case, the poorest suffer - you know, they suffer disproportionately in comparison to the rest of the population. >> what about those that preach violence, there has been demonstrations outside the red mosque. say that the imam is out of
touch, and has condoned the attacks. what happens to people like that, why the fear in tackling them? >> we are looking at a country again, 30 years that mosques have been allowed to essentially do what they want. the national discourse, the religious discourse has grown like an uncontrollable cancer with no direction, thought, intervention by the state. it has come to a point where it's not just one mosque. this one mosque we know about because of the praise in 2007, and because the media keeps going to that mosque. this problem of radicalization and insane levels of extremism. this is something that pervades many mosques, households and street corners. this is a problem that will end because of conversations. we have to start by showing that
the state will establish monopoly over violence. >> these high levels of violence in the country, clearly a failed policy. >> well look, last night, two people were hung. there's reports that there'll be many more hangings because there's a long backlog of those awaiting the death penalty, convicted of murder, using the means of terrorism. there'll be a lot of hangings. the theory is it will serve as a deterrent. not to suicide bombers, but those financiers and enablers. there's the pounding of terrorist hideouts by pakistani jets that's been ongoing. there's an ongoing military operation that will probably end up expanding into other parts of the country. it's a long and multifaceted
sort of a challenge. the indicators are that pakistan may be ready, but anyone that feels confident would be fuelling themselves. we need to see a lot more consistently on a lot more fronts than what we have seen so far before we can feel comfortable that we are going to solve the problem so the children never have to endure what the children of peshawar endured. >> this is incredible reading. thank you for talking to us. countries in the sub-saharan region is calling on the united nations to rep get rid of armed groups. the leaders of some areas made an official request to the u.n. at the end of a regional security summit, wanting on international force to disarment rebels groups and help with national reconciliation in libya. al jazeera demands the release of three journalists imprisoned
in egypt for 357 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were gaoled on false charms of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. >> a turkish court issued an arrest warrant for a muslim cleric, a critic. recep tayyip erdogan. he lived in the u.s. since 1989 and is accused of leading a criminal group. we have this report. [ chanting ] >> reporter: protesters make their feelings known in front of a court in istanbul, which ordered the arrest of four people detained in raids and tv stations. >> translation: if this country vendors to desposism ever one will pay. don't give in though desposism. >> reporter: the media targeted was connected to this man who is
accused of leading a plot to overthrow recep tayyip erdogan. they were allies, but erl he asked that he be extradited. the u.s. state department is not saying if an extradition request is made. >> the state department does not comment on extradition requests. >> reporter: it comes after wide-ranging corruption emerged to the then prime minister recep tayyip erdogan. three ministers were forced to resign. recep tayyip erdogan said at the time that his members were behind corruption allegations. many were forced to resign, fired or reassigned. now he is going after them, and the union is calling the arrest
ipp compatible with freedom of the media china's president reminded hong ko hong kong and macau that they were part of one china. it came as pro-democracy campaigners in both cities called for re-election, despite rain in macau, onlookers were banned from using um brel areas. the emblem -- um bralas. after six months of military coups, protests are on the rise. in a bid to stop the rallies, the prime minister invited students to take part in the reform process. >> reporter: defiance in front of the camera. student protesters flashed a
3-finger salute made famous by "the hunger games." the movement has banned the gesture. one of them is studying science at university. >> translation: university students are one of the only forces daring to come out. if you don't return the company to the people. it will come and take it back from you. student protests had a bloody history in thailand. a crack done in 1976 killed dozens of protesters, launching a movement that led to reform. >> reporter: the movement carries the image of someone who truly cared for the future of the nation. someone that cared for the prospect of democratic transition.
>> this is the monument. this is the spot where the anti-protests were held. it led to the cue. the army saved some of its public relations campaign called returning happiness. it was used by students protesting against the coup. >> this is from a protest at a nearby university, littering the campus with flyers, demanding dem okay resisty and the return. >> we don't have a plan. we asked them to come to us and asked them to explain why they took control of country. >> some reformer for university students and that is met by skepticism by the students. >> we know that the forum will not be a free and fair one. we won't be able to tell them how we prefer the coup. even though the student movement
is gaining momentum on university campuses. it's able to get mainstream support for the causeful something they hope to change, but something that will test the patients for the military rulers. christmas holidays are approaching. it's a marked lack of snow. >> it's not looking great at the moment. i'm not going to link this to global ruling. i remember it going back 40 years, and i remember seeing the lack of snow at christmas time. you have to wait until the new year. looking at the picture. there's not much significant cloud. as we look at some of the pictures coming out from across the french alps, it's looking green. it will stay much this way over the coming days, looking at next
weekend before we see the snow fall. it's seeing snowfall to the east. at the moment we are seeing poor levels of snow. germany, switzerland and in italy, not faring to badly. absolutely nothing there. the rain is further towards the north. it will develop into snow across parts of germany, poland and away to the east. snow across moscow. looking at the forecast. dry as we head through sunday. largely to the north. the following weekend where we may see snow. it's the gays, during the dry, bright, sunny weather. >> in romania, up to 50,000 people have been made homeless in recent years. the government has been handling
back, and it's the roma minority that are convicted. it's one group in the capital taking the stand. >> winter is here. the only heat available is a small camp fear, kept alight by burning whatever day brie comes to hand. the families pay represent, and live inside two townhouses that they camp outside of despite having nowhere else to go. they were thrown out. >> translation: i agree with giving back the house to the owner. what are we supposed to do. stay in the street with the children. is that reasonable. >> we are at the end of our strength. we are cold. we can't endure the cold, snow and rain. what are the authorities doing. >> the roma have become the unintended victims of romanian laws. which returned - private property snatched by the state.
in theory, no homes can be proclaimed before the homes and owners provide housing. as many as 50 thous of homeless. the gentrification of areas, the property boom and the inability of authorities to find housing. these people are fighting back. the families chose to stay and demand their rights. that the council start tackling the issue. the authorities have to admit that it's a problem. they have to organise a meeting to discuss the problem and the details. this started to happen. bucharest declibed to be
interviewed. in a city that evaluated circumstances, is analysing lots of files. among the files are the requests of the citizens evicted from vulture street. the families are just some among many. the balance between the rights of the property owners and the evicted tenants are jilted in favour of the owners plenty to come on the newshour - fishing for trouble. why a narrow strip of ocean is at the center of a fight between india and sri lanka plus. >> i'm tania paige reporting from south africa on the funding crisis facing one of its most respected h.i.v. aids awareness organizations. >> in sport, could german champions bayern music sign up in 2014 for a win.
you're watching the al jazeera newshour. pakistan's military intensifies its offensive against the taliban. 26 fighters have been killed in strikes in the tiera valley and the outskirts of peshawar. it follows an attack on the school in peshawar. killing 148 people, mostly children. iraqi peshawar fighters continue their offensive against islamic state of iraq and levant, to retake sinjar mountain.
a fire fight delayed the evacuation of the last yazidi trapped there. >> u.s. president obama is promising to respond to a cyber attack. the federal bureau of investigation says north korea was behind the hack. sony is looking for different ways after scrapping his opening. we want to look at the simmering dispute between india and sri lanka. it's the narrow strip separating the north coast of sri lanka from the south-east coast of the india. the fishing boundary along the middle of the straight is disputed. an un convention said both countries have rights. in this case the area overlaps. sri lanka's government accuses india of intentionally fishing in its waters.
that report in the tamil region, for some, it's a matter of survival. >> reporter: for 15 years kevin has set sail in search of fish, with fish hard to come by, the trawleriers it sri lankan side of the palling strait. he spent months in a gaol for poaching. >> translation: every day we spend nights out at sea. we put the nets out for two hours at a time. we drag them for 9 nautical miles. that's how we catch the fish. india's side is over fished. because of this bigger vessels like the trawlers that abandoned sri lanka have been forced to operate in what locals called badly defined waters. >> where to fish, and what
method to use is a source of tension. indian fishermen continue to use what environmentalists describe as destructive practices to bring home catches like this, are securing their own likelihood and supporting a multibillion industry. these are a good time for traders. fishing for prawns in the strait nets him more than $200,000 a year. >> translation: if we worry about maritime borders, the industry will die and my business destroyed. we've been fishing here for generations. >> reporter: india and sri lanka are trying to untangle a long running dispute. that will not be easy. >> the indian government wants us to give up trawler fishing buts wants us to give of permanent ways. many are suffering because of a lack of action.
>> and despite the risks that come with punishing in the strait, raj is defiant. for him it's not about ownership of the ocean and what is in it, it's about filling the nets to feed his family. >> reporter: let's get a view from sri lanka, to 3,000 indian trawlers across the maritime boundary. not only are they catching high-value shrimp, they are accused of destroying the marine ecosystem. this report from port pedro. >> reporter: a hard night's work, and little to show. fisher pen say the catch fell drastically in recent years, blaming indian fishermen. >> we used to make a lot of honey in the past. now they don't cover. the indian trawlers destroy everything in their wake. >> reporter: it is said the government must do more to
protect the territory and resources. indian sources use heavy planks to scrape the floor, everything ending up in nets. >> reporter: in former conflict areas, people are struggling to recover from war. scientists have bigger concerns. experts say the protestslinged -- linked them to throwing the catch overseas. >> this is what they do. they take the root system. the base there. when it ways collapse, the whole system is collapsed. >> reporter: duge ongoings like these or on the endangered list. >> we cannot calculate the
environment destruction. it is not a short term. it's a long-term impact. it's a chain rehabilitation. it impacts not only the particular area, but the whole marine environment, through the food change india says the disputed waters. sri lanka is pointing to agreement signed in the 1970s, defining the international boundary. scientists say second stopping the trawlers is vital to protecting the e co-system and those ta depend on it let's speak to a political analyst specialising in india-sri lankan relations, joining us live from new dehli. what do i think is going on here as far as the fishing issue is concerned? >> the issue is emotive.
whenever the elections are held in sri lanka or india. they are proppual gated. it's a sensitive issue. what i am saying is a political major issue between narendra modi, and others, what they say will be enlarged. >> what do you say are the political issues, what do you mean by that? >> it is a political issue, it's a political problem. sensitive problem. that being the fishermen catching more fixes. in a year time, three to four month, they are beyond the livelihood. it's an issue for the family. during the eight or nine months, they are jobless. it's a sensitive issue, and is related to the livelihood. >> as you said, emote i've - is it fundamentally a political
issue and what will put a stop to this? >> it is internationally firing at indian fisher me. they get invigorated. this is an aggravation. 5 to 10 people are there. even other men who go there for livelihood. it's a political issue. they make use of the fishermen. for india, the relationship... >> what needs to be done. should they put laws in place, if they do, who will implement them? >> it's a four-edged matter. it's not two-edged. it's been india, sri lanka, india, to sri lanka. they are relatives. the system is more than 2,000, 3,000 years it has been on. the community goes to the
particular place. the issue coming up in 1976, that is the problem. it's exaggerated this one. >> as you say, it's been going on for a long time. it's important, because it's the - the poorest are affected, it's an important industry for so many people. >> yes, it develops, obviously. it involves trade between sri lanka and india. it is also a comment between india, sri lanka and others. it is a complex issue, unless the high powered minds set in, and we note the compromise. you cannot solve for years to come, more than 40 years it has not been dissolved. in the future i don't think there'll be a pollution with this type of political settlement in sri lanka or india. >> i hope they are listening.
good to have you with us. it's getting harder for some organise agencies in south africa to raise funds for h.i.v. awarene awareness. the virus is the third-highest, but one of the oldest and respected groups has been forced to scale back its services. tania page reports from johannesburg. >> children have been raped in this part of johannesburg. some men believe having sex with a child will cure them of h.i.v. criminality fuelled by ignorance or alcohol, making the venue for the community meeting unlikely. this bar's owner is happy to help activists from a respected organization. the treatment access campaign is facing a crisis. meetings like this could be the first cut. it upset this western diagnosed with h.i.v. 14 years ago. >> these days it's an epidemic.
forgetting the h.i.v. and other areas, people are dying of that. after ebola, something will come up. >> how does a virus cause a syndrome? it can't. >> activists let the charm against denialism. thousands protested the lifesaving retro virals to be made available. this was h.i.v. aids activism at its peak. every day the works continued on a smaller scale. it's about reaching out to individuals, and making sure that the message gets across that the battle is far from over. >> the government spent millions creating the retro viral problem. they discuss the search for now
don'tors. members say there's no time to relax. >> there's a lot of people who are not adhering to their medicines, there's all sort of red light that are flashing, and which say we have to keep our commitment. we have gone far with h.i.v. we have to go a lot further. the border is hopeful it will find the money, without activists like this, south africans may never have faced up to the scale of the problem. the virus may not kill as many as it's used to. it's the third leading cause of death. it will take time and money to change that. in the third and final part of our series on the h.i.v. virus in south africa, we look at the latest scientific developments, including a vaccine that could reduce infections by 30%. that's at this time, sunday, here on al jazeera u.s. president obama says sanctions will be imposed on
crimea, the ukranian region annexed by russia. president obama banned u.s. citizens and companies investing in the region and stop international trade between the united states and crimea, the european imposed similar sanctions on thursday president obama's changes in relations with cuba have been praised around the world. there's a lot of vocal opposition from cuban americans. many lived where it was re-establishing diplomatic ties a divisive issue. [ singing ] >> reporter: in miami's vibrant cuban neighbourhood, it's business as usual. eighth street in cuba, havana is a popular destination for tourists. the events of the last few days are not far from those that worked here.
eric moved here at the age of three. much of his family, sisters and grandparents remain on the piled. he'll be able to travel to cuba and spend four times as much money to his relatives. >> increased visits. that's fine. what else? can they speak freely? can very have their culture, their open life? no. you can't say what you think. you can't the go and aspire to own your own home, unless you have an american family to buy it for you. >> reporter: across town in a cuban neighbourhood, the changes of a debate. tony, who owns the cafe says the customers have such opposing views that he sees old friends fall out. >> people have been eating breakfast for 20 years, side by side. all of a sudden it felt heated, and anyone talking to each
other, the breakfast and lunch is over. >> reporter: amongst the younger generations chance are viewed differently, many groups fought for closer ties and many welcomed a new approach? >> by and large the changes in our policy so that we can increase the in of contacts and resources to the cuban people is seen as something favourable. >> reporter: normalizing relations with cuba was never going to be an easy transition, and uncertainty remains. demographic changes leads to new opinions, and acceptance that change may be worth a chance. this is the biggest shift in half a century. it's a divisive issue. many don't want to accept change. others are waiting and hoping to see what the future might break-in staying in miami - action
christmas tradition. it appeared under threat. you can't shoot the numbers. sales are up 40% year on year. board games were once staple presents. they lost their way thanks to electronic alternatives. >> it is those tropics that appear to -- electronics that appear to help. video games are the big sellers, there's no getting away from that. lots of titles have been brought to the big screen. they have graduated to smaller screens, tablets and smart phones. they are bringing a new breed of gamer back to the board. >> they had to fill up the shells where it's the busiest week of the year, and all kind of people are coming in. years ago it was people who were hobby games' players coming in. now we are getting them to try families, and people like to come in, asking questions, get
recommendations, try some out. >> on the other the other side how about this - coffee with cluedo, bill with balder dash. from a to z. 1980s, to 1770s. there's hundreds of places to play. >> a lot of games are twisting how they work, or taking inspiration from video gaming and other board games and creating games that are complicated or deep, and where you do things that you couldn't consider part of the board game 20 years ago. >> sometimes it's the simple ideas. lesley ipp vented jenga and it has been -- invented jenga and has been driving people crazy. it's a woman that knows how to build a game that lasts. >> it's a simply concept. it's a social gathering.
jenga provide a focus. >> reporter: they say the old ones are the best. to end this, a game of our own. guess which are the most popular board games of all time. here are the answers, in third scrab. monopoly in second, and the king of them all, and this needs no introduction that's really exciting. >> where's cluedo? jenga. >> what is happening. >> sports, cricket - australia beat india by four wickets to win the second test match with a day to spare. they have a 2-0 lead in the 4-match series. going into day four, india 71-1. four wickets by mitchell johnson helped to bowl out the tourists leaving them a target of 128.
sharma gave them concern. but eventually they knocked it off giving steve smith victory in his first test as captain. >> dale steyn took 6/34, windies all out for 131. south africa win, the second of a 3-test series in port election next friday. >> one day contribute will be the center of answerings next year, when the world cup gets under way in australia and new zealand. cohost new zealand warmedz up with a win over pakistan. 97 from kane williamson, and power hitting from ross taylor. new zealand scoring 275/5. pakistan didn't get close. pakistan bowled out for 207. new zealand winning 3-2.
>> football, bayern munich signed off for a winter break. their 2-1 victory didn't come easy. they took the lead. midway through the first half. bayern were level. thanks to a free kick. the winner didn't arrive until the final minute. a goal putting bayern 14 clear at the top of the german league. in a couple of hours time manchester city joins chelsea on top on points. they face struggling visitors crystal palace in the early game in england. a 4-goal win seeing them top of the table, they'll have to do it without a proper striker. >> the striker, all of them out for tomorrow. we have to arrange it without them, without them.
we try to play in another way. with a right second line, we score in another way real madrid capping off a memorable year by winning the f.i.f.a. cup. the european champion facing the champions of south america. rio trying to win for the first time. winning a record 21 games in a row. san lorenzo's favourite fan, the pope, backed the winners, making it auckland for the real madrid players. >> translation: well, i'm a believer in my own way. i'm a hypocrite. in football it is not doubtful. i have to fight for my open, and make them advance. even if the pope supports some. we'll try to win the title.
>> real madrid in morocco. barcelona can close the gap. trailing real by four, preparing to left them in the game in spain. returning to training, and should be available. fine form, scoring 11 goals, and la liga, three. the coach knows the efforts are not enough this year. >> translation: of course i'd like to end the league as leaders. there's another team that is better. we are not going to cut off arms and legs because of that. let's see how the performance ends. we can get that leadership back. >> damien lillard helped the portland trail blazers beat the antonio spurs 129 to 119 in tripple overtime.
not much better news for the spurs. miami heat hosting the washington wizards. struggling since the lebron james beat it. 28 points were not enough as the wizards came out 105 to 103. poszs hit back at criticism. they are not doing enough to stop doping. a 3-time winner of the boston marathon had a b sample come back positive. and former marathon world record holder kip sending missed an aind doping test. he'll be in violation if he misses three tests. >> in the last five years we have punished through suspension or warned 32 athletes. if you compared that to the
athletes punished through other fregss, like russia, china and so on 18-time ploek gold medal ast michael phelps has been given a suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to drink and driving the the judge ordered him to not drink or 18 months. he was stopped for speeding on his way out of a baltimore casino >> reporter: can i get your autograph? >> some of the biggest learning experiences i've had, i'll finding out a lot about myself for this day i'm happy to move forward. i'll continue to grow from this and condition on my path to recovery. brazil has its first ever
surfing world champion, gabrielo maz eena advanced to the finals. the australian one of the m.e.r.s. to congratulate medina whilst on the board. he rode a wave of brazilian fans that help him to celebrate and probably are celebrating now. that's the sport what do you do if you need a new tool in space where there's no hardware store. n.a.s.a. has a solution, emailing instruction for a new bremp. the wrench was presented using a 3d printer. astronauts would normally have to wait months for the next flight to have something delivered. incredible what they can do. >> stay with us, another full bulletin of news is ahead. thanks for watching.
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