>> this is al jazeera. >> hello welcome to the news hour from doha. these are the main stories we'll be covering over the next 60 minutes. syria's war enters its fifth year, how the conflict has where he could lives broken homes and left the faith divided. >> twin blasts at a church in la fore, 14 killed and many more wounded. >> thousands of brazilians call for an investigation into the president against a backdrop of power cuts and water shortages.
>> in sports, lewis hamilton with help from arnold schwarzenegger we knows out a warning. >> when it comes to the next race i'll be back. right? ok. >> the defending world champion starts the new season with victory in australia. >> it began with peaceful protests against a president but soon exploded into a vicious civil war. the conflict in syria is now entering its fifth year. among the latest victims a group of people in rebel-held areas of douma. activists say as many as 20 people including children died in airstrikes on residential building in the town and you said damascus. dozens more have been reported killed and injured in the last days. that as the air force steps up
attacks in that area. thousands of syrian children have been born in exile since that war broke out. many of them have only known life in a refugee camp. from jordan, we have a report. >> born a refugee only three months old the nine members of his family have been crammed into this rickety tent for a year and a half. his mother says finding diapers and medicine for her newborn is a struggle. he doesn't even ever clothes of his own. her neighbors were kind enough to give away their children's old ones. >> i wish he could have a better future. he is not being raised by his siblings. this one has nothing not even
comfort. >> children make up half of the refugees. more than 90,000 are not in school. many children who witnessed the war have been traumatized. >> since the start of the conflict in syria four years ago, more than 50,000 syrian children have been born in neighboring countries. most of those born here have not known or seen anything outside this refugee camp. >> born here, his father says his 2-year-old son is deprived of is to and a clean place to play. >> all children in the camp belong to a loft generation. it's impossible for 1% of this generation to become successful. they are going to grow up on the streets or become laborers. entire families have been destroyed. >> although the camp services have improved in the last two years, there are still challenges. the camp can be dry and dust i didn't and that causes
respiratory problems among most children here. in the summer, many fall ill with diarrhea. schools are available not camp, but the children have no desire to study because they've already missed a year or two of classes and since they don't see a political solution in syria they fear that this sense of hopelessness will stick with this lost generation of syrian children. al jazeera. >> crossing over to american university of beirut, thanks for being russ again on al jazeera. when the united nations says that syria is the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, what does that make you think, the international community failed the people of syria? >> well, yes. i mean, this is something that has happened in other places as
well as around the world where there's massive human need. you can think of the central african republic or you can think of some parts of sudan and other places where it's simply impossible to reach everybody and there isn't enough international will or commitment to solve every humanitarian crisis in the world. in syria this is a crisis that has been expanding in part, in large part because of direct international involvement in fueling the war. with military supplies, money and political support from countries in the west, like the united states, and some europeans and the russians and countries in the region, iran and saudi arabia, and elements in lebanon and other place and turkey, so this isn't just a normal humanitarian crisis. this is the humanitarian crisis that comes out of the direct political and military intervention of many countries around the world and people feel
there really is an international responsibility here to do something and mainly to do something to stop the fighting, and find a political resolution somehow. >> just looking a moment ago there's really a generation of syrian children being born in refugee camps. she was focusing on one particular one in jordan. so what do you think from where we stand today what do you think the likelihood is of these children and their families returning to their country and soon? >> well, the likelihood of returning to syria soon is very small right now in the next six months or nine months. even when they do return, they're going to return to a very different country and there isn't going to be a strong central government that has the resources to respond to their needs and compensate for the lost years that they've had while in exile as refugees. this is a massive humanitarian
issue. it is also virtually an unprecedented challenge for nation building, and reconstruction of the nation. this is going to be a very, very challenging issue for the syrians and also all the countries around them who are involved in this process. this is unprecedented. we've never dealt with an issue like this in the middle east. we've had wars, refugee flows civil strife, but we've never had a situation like this where an entire country essentially collapses due to the direct intervention and active political and military participation of neighboring countries and big powers all around the world. >> what is it going to take -- >> international humanitarian system. >> we've seen attempt with a geneva process and so fort, but that has not materialized into anything. >> right, what it's going to
take i think has been obvious for the last two years. it's going to take a basic consensus among the major external actors in this war and that's the united states, the russians iranians and the saudis. those are the critical four actors. the turks, the jordanians, the lebanese the qatarese all play a roll, but russia, the united states. iran has to reach the conclusion that the continuation of the war hurts them instead of helps them and the external america nix found to bring the fighting to a halt with maybe ceasefires and move to the much more difficult step of a political process that seeks to recreate a governance system in syria that is inclusive, covers the whole country witness and is seen to be legitimate by its own people. >> where does the fight against isil fall into all of this?
that is a real threat in syria as well as neighboring countries. >> absolutely. the fight against isil is only really now just starting, and iraq only really in the last three weeks or so have we seen more serious coordinated efforts by local parties like the kurds and iraqi citizens, the iraqi government and then 40 from regional players particularly iran and iraq, but also active support from jordan and the united states and saudi arabia and u.a.e. and others where everybody is trying to work together to push back isis. it's only now that this process that started. isis will fall. they are not a very deeply anchored widely supported legitimate group. they are in control in parts of iraq and syria because this
iraqi and syrian governments have lost control because of the various projectries of their own knoll decom significance over the last 10 years. defeating isis will not be very difficult. what is difficult is creating a national condition in iraq and syria that makes the citizens of those countries feel they have a role in their country that they are treated equally like other citizens and everybody contributes to gradually rebuilding a stable, productive and most of all rule of law-based nation. that has never happened in either of those countries. those are countries that have had dictatorships for many years, foreign invasions occupations, meddling by external and gottors, so the rebuilding of a political system and governance mechanism in iraq and syria is the major challenge. >> thank you very much for joining us from beirut. >> the u.s. secretary of state
john kerry is saying washington will eventually have to negotiate with bashar al assad to secure a political transition in syria. our diplomatic editor james bays joins us. tell us about the political significance of these comments kerry has been making on syria. >> these are new comments from kerry, which he made egypt. he's on his way from egypt to come here to lausanne for nuclear talks with the iranians. now, the u.s. has been involved in a process involving the syrians before but the syrian government negotiated with the syrian opposition, with russia and the u.s. acting as the guarantors of the pros. he's now talking about direct negotiations between u.s. diplomats and diplomats representing the regime of bashar al assad. that would be something new. i think the reason they are talking about all of this now is because they had vested all their hope in the process that was set out by the u.n.'s
special envoy. he had a plan for freezes and ceasefire starting in aleppo. i've been speaking to a number of senior diplomats who believe that process is stalled to the point of almost being dead. they are now talking about rather than the bottom up process like that, going back to the idea of a talk down process. you were talking about the regional and international parties involved. if everyone is around the tail, it can be solved. >> where you are in lausanne is where we'll find iran's prime minister there for talks with secretary of state john kerry. those talks are over iran's nuclear program. the deadline for a framework agreement has been set for the end of march. meanwhile, the white house is
asking the u.s. congress to stay out of negotiation witness iran. james, can you tell us a little bit about what we expect to see coming out of the talks in lausanne? >> well, i think we're reaching the crunch moment in the whole of this negotiation process that's been going on for a very long time. they've extended the deadline a number of times the iranians saying now almost impossible forever another extension before the end of june. by the end of this month they're supposed to get a framework deal, the main part of the deal, there will still be technical work after that. the main part of the deal, that's the deadline for that. a very key moment coming as you say after that letter from the 47 senators, congressmen saying that they, if there was a deal, that a future president could rip it all up. it's very key moment right now. what's at stake i think is not just about iran's nuclear program. we've been told by high level physician, deluding the eu's
high representative speaking to me in new york a week ago said if they got this iran deal, it could lead to a unique opportunity for a new regional framework. that's where the iran talks are linked to what we've been talking about earlier, to syria. if you have this new process with all the key players invited to the table once these talks are concluded, if they get a deal iran could be around that tail. >> ok, james, thank you. james base, our diplomatic editor regarding from lausanne. >> more iraqi militia members of head to go tikrit to take back the city from isil. military commanders say the offensive is briefly on hold until reinforcements arrive. al jazeera has obtained cluesive footage from the front lines of that bat jewel five kilometers northeast of tikrit, this counter terrorism unit is pinned down by sniper fire. isil specializes in snipers and explosives.
here, it's used to deadly effect. this battle last week is an indication of why taking tikrit is slow-going. the counter terrorism battalion is an elite unit, u.s.-trained. they've been deployed from nearby camp to clear the roads for advancing soldiers and militia men. in a few minutes, they lost five of their men on the battlefield. seven were injured. this is a side of the war not normally seen. military and militia's won't disclose how many have died in battle. to flush out ice as i am gunmen, the troops set fire to the fields. as isil retreats from tikrit, new evidence of a massacre has emerged. near the village iraqi human rights and health ministry workers on saturday found some of those believed killed near camp spiker last august. >> we have come to open up the graves and lift the remains and
transfer them to baghdad. we will take them to the forensic labs to get their d.n.a.'s and match them with the victims' families. >> the militias who took back this town 13 kilometers from camp striker said there are 400 bodies in four grave sites. they are believed to be some of 1,000 unarmed military recruits left undefended killed by isil, making it not only a tragedy but a huge political issue in baghdad. unlike the iraqi army collapse when isil rolled into iraq last june no one is running from this fight. in the past two days, shia cleric reactivated his dormant militia, sending members of the peace brigades to reinforce fighters in tikrit. camp spiker is a rallying call. these fighters chance we are
going to avenge our brothers four fold, referring to the dead recruits. they are just setting off. they haven't seen the fighting yet. >> iraqi military leaders are confident that he can retake tikrit. u.s. officials share that view. victories like this come at a very high cost, the unknown hundreds of soldiers and militia men killed in batting or at the hands of isil and the uncertainty of however the desire for revenge will go. >> coming up on the news hour, we'll tell you how much fortune investors promise to pump into egypt's crumbling economy. >> in sport will the west indies fit into the quarter finals of the cricket world cup. >> first anti-government protests are taking place across brazil. thousands are gathering as you can see marching along
copacabana reach in rio de janeiro. there is deepening discontent. we are joined live from saw sao paulo. >> they haven't all started yet and we're already seeing tens of thousands of people in the streets. rio de janeiro that's a lot of people on that three to five-kilometer stretch of beach there. we also see tens of thousands protesting interior in the southeast of the country. we also have protestors in the north. we are seeing mass movements hit the streets across the country a bit reminiscent of 2013 when people protested against a bus hike and that spiraled into a protest against billions of dollars of spending on the world
cup and on the upcoming olympics in rio. this is all to say that people are extremely upset. the irony though, for our viewers is that this is taking place on the 30th anniversary of the return to democracy march 15, 1985, democracy was ushered back in after more than a 20 year military dictatorship. one of the victims of that dictatorship was tortured during those years and now she is under the gun from all these protestors not literally but there's a lot of pressure on her because of a weakening economy and even though greater irony you see some people in the streets asking for the help of the military. i don't think many people in brazil are really worried about a military coup right now but those signs just show that you some people are extremely angry. >> how worried must she and her government be and how are they planning to sort of tackle this?
there were pro government protests on friday and standards but just a sprinkling of people, not compared to now. she and her cabinet ministers must be feeling extremely caught. their ability to govern is almost paralyzed. every day whatever announcement they make, they are criticized. they are called out. people on the street pans, you ever major media very much lining up against the president. every which way they turn, she seems to be coming up short. in the short to midterm, they are hemmed in by this movement calling for her impeachment. whether she gets impeached is not the big deal right now.
the main issue is that she cannot govern effectively. if that continues there may be stronger calls for her impeachment leading to more defectors within her party and government. >> thank you reporting from sao paulo brazil. >> pakistani taliban claimed responsibility for two attacks on churches. we have a report. >> the pakistani taliban timed attacks for maximum devastation, the two churches packed with those attending sunday services. there was chaos in the moments after the bombs exploded within minutes of each other. >> i was on guard inside, a small gate was open. suddenly, there was the sound of a blast and the gate was blown away. i quickly turned around and all these splashes of blood fell on my clothes.
after that, we got busy with the rescue effort. >> it was the biggest attack since the double bombing in peshawar in 2013 killed 80. >> in pakistan, minorities are insecure and we want security. >> lahore is the capitol of pan jab, pakistan's wealthiest province. the city is considered peaceful compared to other areas of pakistan, but attacks have been increasing after the government's failed attempts to hold peace talks with the taliban last year. christian community leaders say the government isn't doing enough to ensure their safety,
and that attacks like this show they're a target. >> investors ever committed nearly $11 billion to project egypt on the last day of the economic summit. president al sisi has pledged to fix the crumbling economy and said foreign investors are key to doing that. some of the deals made during the summit include the power and tourism sectors. >> we need at least 200 or $300 billion to rebuild to give hope to the people of egypt to live and work. still, we are waiting for more. that's why i urge the developed countries, the european countries, americas and china to participate in long term projects egypt and the egyptians will definitely repay the investment. >> let's get analysis. thanks for being with us. what do you think egypt has achieved now that the economic
conference is over? >> i think they mainly achieved the political significance of such a conference, especially for a regime who's legitimacy has been contested. it also achieved investments and some significant grants in billions mainly from the gulf countries that supported the sisi regime post july, 2015. also you had contracts that have been signed by the b.p. contract, for example which has been a bit contested because the critics would say that has been signed earlier and then reestablished or refocused to give an additional ammo for the achievement for this conference. >> but certainly there were a
lot of -- certainly there was a lot of international backing at this conference with representatives from a lot of the countries around the world attending. >> yes. this is the political significance and this is also economic significance in terms of the foreign product investments. egypt is an opportunity. it's a 90 million strong market, with a cheaply relatively speaking, and under must be remember reached a rate of 7.2% at its highest moments. it has the potential. the problems egypt of more a mix of political problems and social problems, because even when you achieve these high levels under must be remember, you end up with an uprising because of a lack of social justice and the
wealth distribution, but also, you had a severe political crisis, which is polarizing the country quite significantly with the level of bloodshed that we saw in 2013 and 2014. in terms of these can affect the foreign investments because of stat issue, because of security issue, because of the sustainability of the political regime that makes such a deal, so the problems come mainly from the social and the political dimension as opposed to the economic ones. >> i just want to focus on the economy, because it's also an important aspect of -- it is an aspect of the story and it's important for the people of egypt, as well. how much is at stake for sisi himself if he doesn't get the economy back on track? >> it's very, very significant for him. we know in many cases the lifeline of military dominated regimes is economic achievements. you lose on the social justice issues you lose on political
freedoms and issues of transparency but in exchange provide the economic bonanza post franco in spain post pinochet in chile. you node this bonanza to be politically achieved. the problem is can this be achieved or not. we will be able to say this in the coming few years egypt's growth rates now i think a bit above 2%. even if they jump 5% compared to mubarak, this does not guarantee social and plottical stability again. there's another issue the issue of the two -- there are seeds of contribution in the strategy.
in one area, the current regime seems to be going liberal counting on subsidies trying to get fortune investments, but at the same time, there is an arm of the state intervening in the market and skewing it to their favor, the military establishment with economic investments that has a list of economic privileges that may undermine the competition the free and fair competition with private investors mainly because of the free land, because of no taxation, because of preferential customs and exchange rates because an army with the soldiers as conscripts. part of what happened in 2011, the military removing must be remember was because of the new economic policies that threatened the military economic interests. there is a bit of contention between these two actors in the
economic world. >> thank you for joining us from london. >> still to come on the al jazeera news hour, we'll continue our coverage of the fourth anniversary of the conflict in syria and the fight against isil has overshadowed the conflict between asses forces and the syrian release. one man is trying to change that. >> plus one day after super cyclone pam causing widespread damage. >> maria sharapova is trying to make history. >> that's what i wanna hear... >> strength... >> give me all you got... >> respect.... >> now... >> bootcamp >> stop your'e whining... >> for bad kids... >> they get a little dirty... so what... >> dangerous... >> we have shackles with spit bag... >> they're still having nightmares >> if you can't straighten out your kids... >> they're mine
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the deadline for a framework agreement is set for the end of march. u secretary of state john kerry said an extension past that date is unlikely. >> more iraqi militia members are head to go tikrit to take back the city from isil. military commanders say the offensive is briefly on hold until reinforcements arrive. >> returning to our top stair the fourth anniversary of the war in syria. al jazeera's zeina hodor is in eastern lebanon home to almost 1.5 million syrian refugees. are's joining us from there to give us an idea of what life is like for these refugees in the camp. >> very difficult. they are struggling to survive and cope and so is the lebanese government. they have been appealing for help, saying they cannot provide for 1.5 million people, one in every four persons in lebanon is a syrian refugee. that is why the lebanese government tightened entry
restrictions earlier this year and the number of refugees entering the country has significantly dropped. it is a humanitarian crisis, and as the war enters its fifth year as you mentioned people feel very disillusioned saying that the world forget their struggle, because the international community really has been focusing on the fight against islamic state of iraq and the levant. they want to say there is an uprising and struggle for free doom and still is. a film is trying to raise awareness and tell the media that our conflict should not be overshadowed by the war against islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> it's the spirit of the revolution, a film about the struggle for freedom in syria. the man behind it is a syrian activist who is worried that the u.s. led fight against islamic state of iraq and the levant has
overshadowed the uprising against the syrian government. it's one of the reasons he wants to raise awareness. >> the international community should remember there are syrians who oppose the regime and islamic state of iraq and the levant. we are trying to remind those inside syria to focus on the goals of the revolution. they shouldn't join extremists and should reject reconciliation with the regime. >> he is from the city of homs, protestors were killed in the uprising and it became a civil war. his city, like so many other areas became an urban battleground. years later, homs is back under the government control. >> opponents are increasingly worried that the global war against isil has shifted the
focus from the fight to oust the assad government. >> it's been four years since many syrians decided to challenge a state they long feared, demanding freedom, dignity, a state of law and an end to arbitrary detentions. they complained of a corrupt political system that didn't provide equal opportunities for all. abdullah believes the opposition has won simply because it broke the fear barrier, but now faces a new enemy. >> it is no longer a people's revolt against a criminal regime, now the people are fighting an alliance that includes iran and its militias. this doesn't mean our revolution is over. >> this film is about the determination to continue the fight against the regime and islamic state of iraq and the levant and counter the government narrative that it is a war against terrorists. >> the rise of isil has overshadowed the civil war in syria.
yesterday, we heard the c.i.a. director say that we don't want to see a chaotic collapse of the regime only to be replaced by "extremists." today, we hear the u.s. secretary of state john kerry say in the end we may have to negotiate with the syrian president, bashar al assad. >> thank you zeina. >> fearing the worst after super saying clone pam battered a tiny island nation saturday. at least eight people are declared dead. it's thought that that number will rise once rescue keeps reach the outer islands. it is east of australia and northwest of new zealand. it has 80 islands in all, 65 of which are inhabited. it relies heavily on agriculture, fishing and tourism. all of those have been seriously affected by the cyclone. the storm has caused a near total communication blackout. the real scale of the damage
will only become clear in the coming hours and days. we have the latest. >> this was a sturdy, traditionally built house in port vila. it had with stood two previous cyclones, but after cyclone pam, this family is homeless. it's a scene repeated over and over across the capitol, port vila, the roof of this home has been torn off completely. from the hill position, the scale of the devastation becomes clear. this family owned what was once a waterfront shop. everything has been destroyed. >> the winds started to come in and everything, the glass windows smashed. >> thousands are homeless now, focused on trying to survive.
>> one aid agency believes up to 90% of homes in port vila had been damaged, but the worst damage is thought to be on the outer islands. rescue workers warn the death toll is likely to rise. >> absolutely critical that we make contact as soon as possible so we can really get an idea of the sense of the devastation that these outer island communities have faced. what we've seen in port vila and how it is affected gives us a good benchmark and we can only assume, yeah, complete devastation. >> now that the winds are dying down, help is start to go arrive. with 65 islands to assess, the task ahead is daunting. >> it's going to descend into a quick reconnaissance flight over the runway there to have a look at how badly that small island has been hit and then on down to port vila. >> thousands spent a second night in emergency shelters
on saturday, but more who have made homeless are expected to arrive. this tiny island nation is coming to grips with what's called one of the worst disasters in the pacific. al jazeera. >> in china the government is said to have failed the people in the fight against smog. from the national people's congress in beijing, we have more. >> in the great hall of the people, another sober assessment of china's economy by the man who runs it. he has set a target of 7% economic growth this year, the lowest in a quarter century. now he says even meeting that will be difficult. >> we estimated growth rate for
china's economy of 7% this year. that number is much slower compared with the years before but in fact will be by no means easy to hit this target. >> at his only news conference of the year, the prime minister had another target in mind, the government's own bureaucrats. in blunt language, he said reforms to reduce the state's role in some of china's biggest industries will be painful. >> this is not nail clipping. this is like taking a knife to one's own flesh. pain is only natural, but however painful it might be, we are determined to keep going until our job is done. >> the job of china's national people's congress has been done for another year. at the finale of this gathering,
the hand-picked delegates approved the prime minister's economic plans. >> it's rare for journalists to be given access to the parliament. this is not a rubber stamped outcome. >> there were two dominant themes, the continuing campaign against corruption and pollution. the premier vowed to punish factories responsible for excessive emissions and said everyone needed to do more to clean up the environment, as well. his strongest words were on the economy. we're in the new normal, he said, although to many, china's economy feels anything but. adrien brown, al jazeera beijing. >> still to come, a racing driver managed to walk away from this high speed crash.
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scar on the landscape. will it? >> an america tonight special report: "mining sacred lands". thursday, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> israelis go to the polls tuesday with the high cost of leg an increasingly important issue for voters in a country where security normally dominates elections. we report on how political parties are addressing the latest concerns. >> they put together gift packs for family and friends, the treats handed out during the jewish holiday. the carefully chosen sweets are more expensive this year. >> everything costs so much now. you go to the market to buy something and you have to stop
yourself, because if you buy this item or that, you'll be short of money the following week. >> he isn't only struggling with the rising cost of food, but also his rent. >> according to a recent government survey, four out of 10 israelis struggle to make ends meet every month. part of the problem is a shortage of affordable housing. >> we are showed around the family's 40 square meter apartment, which is about to get more cramped with a new baby due in five months. >> my wife and i both work. we make average income, but our rent is so high. even if we made more money, it would still be difficult. we can't even think of buying a place and getting a mortgage. >> the high cost of living has led to small street protests in cities like tel-aviv in the weeks ahead of the march 17 general election. it follows massive protests in 2011, when hundreds of thousands
of israelis rallied against rising costs. since the campaign began, the parties have struggled to offer voters an clear economic reform plan while staying focused on the traditional key issue of security. >> this has become a symbol of government ineptitude, of how the bureaucracy here is unable and perhaps unconcerned with meeting the needs of everyday israeli, the average israeli. >> economic analysts put blame for rising consumer costs on israel's high import taxes. the shortage of housing is blamed on land reform in israel while the government spends billions of dollars on expansion of illegal settlements inside the occupied west bank somewhere many israelis don't
want to live for political or practical reasons. whatever the case, until major parties offer a solution to these many problems, people like he and his young family will continue to struggle to make ends meet. al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> time for an update on all the sports news. >> thanks so much. hamilton and mercedes once again setting the standards in formula one. the defending world champion won the opening race of the season in australia with something to spare and with the help of a hollywood legend issued an ominous warning to his rivals. >> let's say it together. i'll be back! >> hamilton is the man to beat, only 15 cars started the opening australian grant free. magnusson and red bull unable to race. world champion hamilton began on
pole aside his teammate. both made clean starts in pell bourn. the same couldn't be said for maldonado. he spun out after being tagged. teammate also retired at the end of the first lap. sergio paris did manage to recover after his car collided with mccollaren. former world champion's race didn't last much longer. rossburg coming second to race winner hamilton. he was excited for the victory and the chance to meet arnold schwartz negativer. >> congratulations.
>> my team did an incredible job today. i thought you were taller on the terminator. >> he remains on top of the podium. >> pakistan in the quarter finals in the cricket world cup the 1992 champions the win they needed in their last bid against ireland for a total of 237. next up is cohost australia. ireland are out. >> west indies into the last day
after their win against the united arab emirates. they chased down a win by six wickets. >> some days he has good days, sometimes bad days. his fitness is key going into the quarter final. i'm sure he'll be up for it. >> they'll need him for the quarter finals to win the unbeaten cohosts new zealand. south africa gets the quarter final underway. india plays bangladesh and australia versus pakistan. >> chelsea having six points clear after drawing 1-1 with south hampton. saw the hampton keeping their hopes of european qualification alive with an equalizer. manchester united looking to hit
back after beaten by arsenal. united about to kick off. >> what i've seen this week in how they react i'm very pleased. i wish that the reaction, and i hope that it can be shouldered. >> the united states, football or soccer as known there has argue glee never been more popular. the national teams gave yet another boost to the popularity of the domestic league, the mls. this season sees new york getting its second major team. >> historic day in new york. >> there's a new thing, the new york football club. the second major football team or soccer as it's culled in the u.s. it's not just about goals. the nycfc are an example of how
high powered foreign money interests are trying to get a piece of the north america soccer business, where each team is worth $100 million and new t.v. contracts, generating $90 million in revenue. nycfc is funded by a group and abu dhabi group. one of the teams top sponsors is airways from abu dhabi. globalized business of the game is getting bigger in the united states. >> soccer is a global game there is no doubt about it, when you look at the premier league it deals with japanese companies and likewise french companies, french clubs and it's just a global market right now. new york city is obviously a big market, a very well-known city so it becomes attractive.
>> they've signed spain's david villa as their star, all part of a larger effort to make nycfc a global brand. >> this team was brought with the mindset as a focal point for major league soccer in this country and around the world. >> they've got the star player they've got the fan base and they've got the home city, but what the new york city football club doesn't have yet is their own place to play. until that time comes, their home matches will be here at the famous yankee stadium. >> he's got to get through next season. >> a popular new york sports commentator says the money behind the team doesn't matter as much as the popularity of the team in the u.s. >> mls has a following, but still not is the league that compare to europe. it does have a core group of fans. people in this country love it. kids play at a young age. there's a huge fan base, but having the second team here in new york, the fact that they
play at yankee stadium i think is going to add a little something to it. >> helped along perhaps by money from abroad, jumping on the u.s. soccer bandwagon. al jazeera, new york. >> australia claimed the title for a second time, the team secured a victory winning the final stage a 9.3 time trial. the first french winner in 18 years. >> djokovic has become the defense of his world title in california. the world number one needed less than an hour to win 6-1, 6-3. he now faces the spanish player in the third round, djokovic attempting to win his fourth title here. >> maria sharapova progressed into the third round, trying to become the first woman to win
this event three times. she'll face former world number one. there are incredible pictures of a driver in the united states surviving a crash during this drag race in florida. three time national hot rod champion larry dickson is the man involved. cars reach speeds of more than 450 kilometers an hour and it was close to that when he crashed. amazingly, he walked away with this with just soreness in his knee and back. more on our website, also pakistan's progress into the quarter finals of the cricket world cup. aljazeera.com/sports. >> cartagena film festival has kicked off with a film about a teenager forced to join the farc
rebels. the lead actress is in the film, the first time actress chosen from 1800 teenagers in poor towns deep in the conflict zones. al jazeera sat down with her to hear her experience. >> i'm 14 years old. i am the protagonist of the filmal" i can't say maria." she falls in love with a rebel fighter and he forces her to join the conflict. a series of events happen and she understands that she could have had a different life. this is my first experience as an actress. farc rebels would come where i live and take away kids who didn't study. it was very hard. we all experienced violence directly or indirectly. the film producers came to my
school to tell us they were making a movie. when they told me they had chosen me, it was a huge emotion. this experience definitely changed my life. people tell me i've acted so well i think maybe i can continue studying acting. living another character's life is amazing. i had never been in cartagena and i had never seen the sea only in pictures. the sea is so beautiful. i think of it's important that people see this film, because it shows how chirp are still suffering today at the hands of the rebels. it would be great if people would see it and think hard about how to leave the violence in the country behind. >> thanks for watching the news
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