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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. here from doha, in the next 60 minutes - after weeks of protests iraq's prime minister orders a major crackdown on government corruption. activists tell al jazeera the u.s. strategy to defeat i.s.i.l. is not working i'm rob reynolds in haiti where national elections are held. a vote that could be crucial to
the unstable country's future a memorial for the victims, 70 years after the u.s. dropped a nuclear bomb on nagasaki right, be begin in iraq, where the prime minister says he wants to abolish six top government posts following weeks of protests. haider al-abadi's cabinet approved the move. it still has to get through parliament. the move could unsettle iraq's sectarian balance. here is why. the players under threat are the three vice presidents, the ones at the top and prime minister, all of home underwent various political blocks. one of the shia vice presidents has been a polarizing figure
since the u.s. withdrawal in 2011, blamed for stoking sectarian tension. another prime minister, also a vice president, he is recorded as a moderate, and has been a strong critic of hard line politics, including noury al-maliki it looks like the government started the first step in approval. what is next. >> down here it's not moving rapidly as people expected. the cabinet met in an emergency session. it approves the decision and goes on to parliament. parliament is in a bit of a bind. anyone that options the measures will be seen by the iraqi people
as one that doesn't want to fight corruption. this sh a rock and a hard place for m.p.s that may be against the decision. we were out on the streets in baghdad in ta here square. most of the folks were glad that haider al-abadi made the move. made the decision, but were pessimistic about when it would be put into effect. because corruption was rampant in parliament, because parliamentarians as many on the streets told us were looking out for themselves and not the country, they believed it would not get pass the. right now a lot of pressure on government and parliament to pass the resolutions to look to the people in iraq, that they are doing their best to fight corruption and get a return to the basic services like
electricity, clean water to the citizens in this country. it's a dire time. >> thank you very much for that the director of the iraq foundation for development and democracy joins me live from london, thank you for joining us on al jazeera. a significant move this, isn't it? >> it is no doubt one of the most significant steps taken in iraq since the occupation in 2003. the iraqi process has reached an impasse. it cannot function or render a result. if a mistake happens, the blame is thrown on the other side because the cabinet is dysfunctional, parliament is dysfunction am, and now, only -- dysfunctional. now, only now, mainly in the shi'a area to the south, in addition to the shia semin urea
calling for a body to be more courageous, effective, all this played into creating an atmosphere that could create a change. i was among others that thought the problem is the parliament. he could change the parliament to a certain suggestion. among them, declaring emergency rule and appoint him and allowing him to create a new government, giving him a chance to choose the cabinet. he will be responsible for the results. he chose something not less drastic, namely asking the parliament to rectify - accept his proposal for thinning the cabinet, getting rid of the vice president. then not only that, transferring or referring a deputy, a shia
deputy from the group to the court for corruption. in addition to that creation, high committee to question those. >> i want to jump in here quickly, one of the main things everyone is nervous about is whether helle manage in whatever the new make up will be. whether he'll manage to banish the ethnic and sectarian make-up. this is important for iraq. ironically, these are problems not with arab sunnis or the kurds. the problem is with the extremist shia, and maliki and other groupings, this is it definitely a big decision to be taken by haider al-abadi. without the backing, he wouldn't
have done all the administrations. in this case he would have a tough fight for them, but being supported by the shia masses and the major majority, i think, he has a 50/50 chance of winning. if he succeed, this will be... yes. >> as part of this plan, it's been described as 7 point plan. one of the suggestions that he wants is that some of the government posts need to be filled by political independence. how easy is that going to be to achieve in iraq? >> not the cabinet positions. you see the under deputy - deputy ministers, and general directors and independent associations. this he can - if he get away with this, this will be a breaking point, and now this is the - while hitting the - taking the decision why everything is
so hard, this will give him a chance to get away with it. in this sense he is really embarking on new past - he has the power, if the parliament will stole or refuse, he has the perfect position of saying nowhere can we touch the problems. either the parliament is dissolved or i resign. i think this is an opportunity for the iraqis to see for the first time a glimmer of hope that the iraqi could do something to their country. >> thank you very much for your time today now security forces arrested a number of israeli after overnight searches in the occupied west bank, it follows an attack on two homes in the village of duma, an 18-month-old and his father were killed and other family members seriously injured. imtiaz tyab is in jerusalem. tell us about the arrests,
please. >> what we know is that at least nine people have been taken into israeli custody, all described as outposts. i'll explain what an outpost is, settlements are large construction projects overseen by the israeli government, and, of course, is populated by israeli citizens. outposts are effectively communities built by israeli settlers on their own. they are considered illegal under international law. those in the outposts are viewed as ideological settlers, as opposed to those that move to settlements, for financial reasons, and it's part of what the israeli authorities try to project as a crackdown, what they try to describe as jewish
extremists. we have been speaking to people in those settlements. they have been custody. a number of them have been released during the process. >> thank you for that imtiaz tyab now, pro-government forces have taken the city of zinjibar were houthi rebels. forces loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi used tanks provided by the saudi-led coalition to launch their offensive on the capital. pro-haider al-abadi forces retook the city in aiden, last month. now, many people have moved to the southern province from other parts of yemen to escape the violence. local resistance fighters say they have kept houthi fighters away from some towns and villages, but they are
struggling to survive. >> reporter: people living in this town have to travel long distances to get water. there's a limited supply from water tankers, but it's 10 times the price it used to be. fighting has limited access into and out of modea. there's not enough food to go around. >> translation: we call on international humanitarian organizations to accelerate the supply of aid. people are in need of the basics. diseases are spreading. we need intervenes to save lives and stop suffering. among those suffering are internally displaced families, that came here to escape fighting in aden. they are living in temporary camps with no resources. they are under the guard of those that protect the town. there is pressure on an already
struggling system. >> this is the only hospital in the province, and we have to take care of people that have come from aden and across. the hospital is full. more people keep coming. then there's the issue of electricity. there isn't anyway. that is unless you have a generator, and can get december 'em. it's a challenge for people living in this safe town, despite the fighting all around. >> well, it's been a night of violence between police and supporters of kurdish rebels in a town in south-eastern turkey. anger grew in the region since the military stepped up attacks on kurdish targets. in northern iraq four died in the violence over the past two days. in europe, kurds have shown their anger at the turkish government in france. thousands marched through central paris. the kurdish group was out in
force calling for peace in the middle east almost a year after the u.s.-backed coalition began to target positions in syria, activists told al jazeera that the strategy is not working and may backfire. the group lost territory, but is firmly controlled. the de facto capital of raqqa. zeina khodr reports: >> reporter: these men are from a syria city. i.s.i.l.'s capital. they are safe in turkey, but hide their identities to protect families and colleagues. some have been killed. this has not stopped them and their informants from continuing with a campaign to save the city. information suggests that u.s.-led air strikes have done little damage to i.s.i.l. these activists tell us the coalition's strategy relied on the kurds is working in
i.s.i.l.'s favour. >> translation: the u.s. support caused anger among arabs. it can push the arabs out. many went south to rehabilitation yes, some say they fear the kurds more than i.s.i.l. the u.s. is trying to put together an army of its own, what it calls the new syrian forces, who partner with modern factions on the ground. any force linked to the u.s. and downed fight the syrian government will be looked upon with suspicious. there are many powerful groups, but the u.s. will not work with them because they are religious. the new syrian forces is supposed to lead the ground assault. some of them have been killed and captured by the al nusra
front. nusra is not the only obstacle. the force is not strong enough, rebels will not join. activists say it is many like these that should be given support, syrian groups among them. the brigade considering the government and i.s.i.l. as enemies. there won't be solution if the coalition doesn't target the fight. the coalition needs to target i.s.i.l. in raqqa, it's a main base. >> the focus is to clear i.s.i.l. from the north-west. if the campaign succeeds, it would end the presence along the border, stopping the flow of foreign fighters. this will not defeat i.s.i.l. in syria, and the coalition's choice of partners may create enemies on the ground still ahead on the
newshour... [ ♪ ] ..a city's success story, live pictures from singapore, as they celebrate their jubilee year, 50 years of independence also, 30 years on the the victims of peru's civil war are given a final proper farewell. and one of the famous marathons in the world under suspicion as doping allegations are released. details about joe in the sport. hundreds gathered in kabul for a vigil to remember victims of friday's bomb attack. candles lit in memory of 52 people. the u.n. says the attacks claims
the highest numbers of individuals. the taliban says it was behind one bombing child protection workers in pakistan demand an investigation into what is called the world's biggest sex abuse case. hundreds of children are believed to have been abused in the state of punjab. nicole johnson is live from islamabad for you ares. -- for us, tell us more about the case. >> so far we are waiting for reports and confirmation about the case. police are saying some 280 children were involved. this was coordinated by a gang of 25 men. the children were forced to perform acts, that they were video taped, some 400 video tapes were made and sold on a local market. thousands of copies went out,
and there's reports that they could have ended up as far as europe. some of the victims and their families started to speak about what they allegation happened, and they were forced to pay money, jewellery, bribes. so we are waiting for more information. this is creating a huge controversy in pak san, a country where the protection of human rights is week. it's not here where we hear stories of this scale making it up to the government. polls opened in haiti. people voted in the first legislative election. also fears that a low voter turn out could harm legitimacy. in the haitian countryside life is hard. money is scarce.
government services are non-existent. people fetched the drinking water from the same stream that their an-vales weighed in. >> this person has six children recollects with a seventh on the bay. families scrape buy on the meagre wages of her husband, a day labour. >> the government doesn't provide services for you. >> the head of the government. michel martelly was holding a rally, making promises, asking residents for votes. decades of misrule, corruption, foreign intervention and natural disasters left haiti a hollowed out state. with functions like the military and health care run by outsiders, u.n. agencies or n.g.o.s. many haitis resent this.
ful. >> why those guys, let's help them. they always want to think for us, design for us, to do things for us. >> the prime minister admits there's a problem. we are conscious house it affected the sovereignty of our country. this university student said haiti would be better off on its own. >> translation: i think they should go. they brought us cholera and brought misery. >> reporter: without foreign help, from volunteers like doctors without borders, the health system would get worse. >> education depends on outsiders, 90% of schools operate by churches or organizations. a bright spot is policing. the hatian national police or
hmp is doing the job of law and order. >> it's a myth to think the hmp is not doing it now. my officers are not involved in managing the security across the country as much as the hnp is. >> reporter: officials say sunday's elections, if successful will be a major step for haiti to reclaim its sovereignty north korea's government cut food rations as drought destroys crop yields. the u.n. says two-thirds of people are facing chronic food shortages. government mismanagement combined with warm weather is blamed for the situation. the famine in the 1990s killed up to 4 million people singapore is celebrating 50 years before it breakaway from malaysia and became independent. tens of thousands zatherred for a parade, which had just got
under way. live pictures you can see. the island city shake is one of the world's leading economists and seen as a model of success. >> our correspondent is there for us. fantastic pictures, colour and happiness i imagine. >> indeed, it's been months in the planning and a closely regarded secret as to how they celebrate. 20,000 people. the venue that you are seeing the pictures from now. there's another 25,000 on the other side of the river. joining in is 25,000 cross the other side of the river, joining the expectation. of course, the theme is not just singapore's past, but its presence and future. >> so that extent. military, civil society,
schoolchildren, people who lived through that period of time lived through colonial authority, race riots in singapore came out of the darkness and into the light. it's one of the world's leading economies. those here at the beginning don't want the younger generation to forget what they had to go through to make sure it is the country it is today. >> reporter: he lived through singapore's history. over this store. in his day he was at the forefront of a singapore. as a changing superintendent, he was part of a team that saw colonial rulers leave, and fought communist ideology of the war. >> as a security officer, i had no doubt where we'd get to. i knew our former prime minister
was capable of taking us to where we are. >> that former prime minister was singapore's founding father who died this year. not before transforming the island nation from a small beginning to one with a growing economy, flourishing tourism and a center for international commerce. shiny skyscrapers sit side by side. there is room for both in a country proud of its age and history. young and old are visiting museums and galleries and enjoying the shows on offer. the weather is not putting off thousands trying to share the 50th anniversary. for some, like historian, remembering the past is a humbling experience. >> they don't understand what we
went through, we didn't have electricity, safety. i came home one day, told that we were linked to the national grid. it was electricity. that's the life we went through. >> for many, the past cannot be forgotten. the death of lee and what he achieved led to a speculation that the general election would be called, and would determine future direction that the island nation moved towards. back at the shop, he's proud of the medals he earned for long service and dedication, and is eager to make history, not for getting the sacrifices of so many. for now, they are happy to join the party. of course, the colonial power alluded to that caught the u.k.,
represented by prince andrew and sink for was part of the mallet federation, and the malaysian prime minister is here, and the thai plm prime minister, indonesian vice president. prime minister from new zealand, vice president of australia and sultan of brunei. the party continues for three hours. we will see the climax, the largest, the best and loudest fire works display in the history of singapore. >> typhoon soudelor has made land fam and weakened. a million homes are without electricity. the storm lashed ty won injuring 10 people. nine have been killed. next the weather. we'll speak to richard. is the worst over now.
>> it should be - it was a typhoon, then a tropical storm, now a tropical depression and a gloopy mass of showers. it has the potential to give bad weather. here is the system. you can barely distinguish an organised feature, giving vast amounts of rain, seeing large rain fall totals over 24 hours. for typi, more than 300 -- typea, some-more than 300mm. interestingly the tropical systems have descending air, and you have warming hair. as a result hong kong with a temp tire of 36.3. temperatures incidental. it's the rain, and when you look at the forecast monday, it looks like a typhoon in terms of the big circulation and rain. as a rainfall feature, it will
be active, i wouldn't be surprised to see flooding associated with this over the next few days. further north, we had some record of breaking temperatures affecting tokyo. it went for the longest spell of temperatures above 35 degrees. as you see we do not have 35 degrees, the next storm will turn away from the island. for the time being, hot and humid. >> thank you for that. stay with us. still to come... [ chants ] ..hundreds march in the u.s. city of ferguson on the first anniversary of the shooting dead of an unarmed black teenager, michael brown also an isolated indonesian village tries to balance lifestyle with the call of modernity and the issue of mental health in american football under the spotlight.
hello, welcome back to the newshour on al jazeera. a quick reminder of the top stories, the iraqi government approved the plan to abolish the post of three vice presidents, and three deputy prime ministers. prime minister haider al-abadi's proposal needs to be approved by parliament. hatians are preparing to vote. more than 1, 800 canned days are
contesting seats up for grabs. >> live for singapore, 50 years of independence have been celebrates brated, these are pictures from the national day parade, breaking away from 1965. it's become one of the world's leading economies. >> now, japan's commitment to passivism is at risk. that is the warning who spoke at a ceremony marking 70 years since the u.s. dropped a bomb on the city. the mayor urged the japanese prime minister to take stock of concerns over the new security laws. shinzo abe's government is pushing bills through parliament that could see japanese troops deployed in conflict for the first time since world war ii. >> translation: apparently there's a debate in parliament
over laws that could change our national security. the ideal of our peace constitution is starting to waiver. i ask that the government and parliament listen to the worries and concern. a debate using wisdom in a careful manner. fabien cousteau is in tokyo, a reminder of the managers of war, very unusual for criticism to be publicly made in japan. well, that's right. the similar scenes that we saw in hiroshima three days ago, the mayor made classical comments, and the need to promote that at a time when many on that side of the parliament say that shinzo abe is doing the opposite and is disavowing the pacifism by trying to free up restrictions that it imposes on the japanese
village. the may jr has in the past made comments at the event, but this was a full-on rebuke for shinzo abe, and engendered some applause from the crowd. shinzo abe said that it is necessary to make the changes in the 21st century, but the security situation that japan is facing. he wants to inform japanese and educate them about the need and perhaps some of the changes will be diminished and used the speech to recommit japan and eradicating from the globe nuclear weapons, something that every prime minister has done for many years, and is part of division between nuclear weapons and nuclear power, which fuelled a great deal of its recovery 70 years ago nagasaki was the site of a second nuclear
attack. it mirrors japan's remarkable transformation, one that saw leaders embrace technology. >> japan suffered, and suffered. we have a right to say - we have a right to promote, to change. >> it was a policy coinciding with us president dwight eisenhower's pitch. it was harder by nuclear weapons testing. in particular when a boat was doused in the fall out for a test at bikini atoll. first, they thought it was a snowfall. symptoms came later. >> my face turned back and skin fell off. i concealed it from everyone.
i did not want my family to face it. >> reporter: renewed nuclear fears manufactured in cinemas, godzilla, raised by the deep from atomic testing brought destruction on japanese cities. as japan built nuclear power plants in the '60s, a different figure emerged. astro boy, the epitomy of moral science, a robot powered by a nuclear reactor. he denied he was a symbol. but they used his symptoms, where he carries a nuke liar plant to a far off jungle where it survives an quake and tsunami unscathed. the economy soared, factories fuelled by nuclear energy exported products and know-how to the world. those messages chimed with what many in the country were experience of course, and faith
in nuclear power and the institutions designed to ensure its safety was shaken to its core. >> in the aftermath of the fukushima disaster, every nuclear reactor shut down. the majority of public opinion is against restarting them. shinzo abe made it clear as in the 1950s, such concerns are trump said by the energy offered to a resource-poor nation. >> people's opinions are split. those that didn't think about nuclear power started to after the incident and realized the danger. >> reporter: this week a reactor is to become the first since fukushima to restart. with it japan's fraught 70 year relationship with the power of the atom. harry, the fukushima will be reopened. first of 20 to reopen. what has reaction been like?
>> well, it's been mixed. we have been down there earlier this year, reporting on the issue when we thought it would reopen in early spring. that reopening is delayed until we expect to be monday or tuesday this week. there are those who are against it. some antinuclear power campaigners from outside the business community. it is very much for it. dispo despite what happened, they rely on a large extent to power plants for the economy. the bigger question is the national picture and shinzo abe wanting to push this through in the face of opposition, getting one restarted without difficulty, which will not be easy, is the first step for what he wants to see, which sa restart of the nuclear power industry in the country. >> speaking to us there, live from tokyo.
>> sunday marks a year since a white police officer in the u.s. city of ferguson shot and killed michael brown, an unarmed black teenager. his death sparked weeks of protest and a debate about race and police brutality. we are in ferguson for a look at what changed since then. >> it was a year ago that michael brown was shot and killed on this spot. for his father, it feels like yesterday. >> we have been dragged left and right and have not had a chance to just mourn. so saying that, you know, it's like it repeated itself, it popped back up. it was fresh. in this neighbourhood the 18-year-old is a typical kid and a martyr, but the family sees what they say is a justified shooting.
>> we stand up and print out the truth. his back bone was strong. he wasn't what people was putting up to make him look like that. >> reporter: after visiting the memorial supporters marched in the sun. country police handled security for the event. law enforcement extended an olive branch in the form of pop sickles. this is a school michael brown attended. it was one of many events to recall the life of michael brown, and the issues that the death raised and the national movement. >> it happened quickly here. overall, the message of the day was positive. too often we were out, so it is the job to reach out. i can remember as a kid going to
a popsicle truck and the police that were there brought popsicles for the kids. >> things are changing, getting better. it starts with healing. it's a healing event. >> a tribute for a young man whose death revealed divisions not just in ferguson, but around the country in venezuela, protesters rallied in the streets of caracas. the opposition called the protest after a man was killed during the looting of stores. more reports of looting were se seen the two decade long civil war in perrure left thousands dead. the remains of some of the victims are returned to their loved ones. >> mariana reports now.
>> reporter: they have waited 30 years for this day. victims of two decades of internal conflict received the remains of 57 men, women and children. >> for give us for violent acts, forgive us that publish servants committed atrocities against their lives. >> reporter: in 1980 the shining path launched a 20-year war against the state. nearly half of the victims died here, most among the peruvian's poorest andeans. a forensic team worked for years to identify victims, now families had a chance to verify the remains of their loved ones. this woman's pregnant mother, sibling, grandparents died. the military killed 15 members,
and this appeared most of the remains. now, after 30 years, their little sister has been identified. it's so painful to remember that time. the killings of innocent children and pregnant women. it hurts to have no family. 2800 ri mains have been given up by the ground. half of them returned to the families. thousands of peruvians are unaccounted for. >> many know where remains are buried, but are afraid to get moved in the legal process and fear for security. if they could get information, investigations would speed up. >> the united nations working group says the state doesn't know how many disappeared, and doesn't have a map to locate the mass kerr aids, and doesn't have a policy to search for the disappeared, that's why families are demanding the government pass a law to help hundreds of
families. >> the family of this woman is one of 70 families in a tiny village who have been looking for the dead for years. >> translation: we are hope, we are together with my mother and stepfather, we can visit them in the cemetery and can remember them. >> reporter: for the family there's relief. one of the few after decades of pain, that they can find some peace. >> we have the sport to cox. argentina creates history in the rugby championship in the match against south africa. jo will have the details for
you. now, sunday is international world indigenous people's day, and the focus is on health and wellbeing. some communities in more remote errors around the world are finding it a constant struggle to find on to their way of life. we go to meet indonesia's frip in west java, calling for government protection. >> reporter: this is a tranquil region. only a few hours from indonesia's capital jakarta rsh, and its people lived a life without electricity, cars or forms of modern communication. if they need to go to the capital, they walk. a journey that takes three days. it's a century's old system built on rules passed on.
22,000 whose belief is that they are not to use modern tools. >> translation: why do we refuse electricity? if it comes to us, traditions and culture will disappear. >> reporter: despite the strict rules, things are changing. disappearing forests made the tribe more accessible to outsiders. the young generation discovered a world of mobile phones and television sets. owning the tools means risking to be expelled from the tribe. it is difficult because i can only call when i come out of the mountains, i phone my friend to use the phone. >> to protect the tribe, they find the inner iraning. the out ir ring it to open. thix is as far as we can go.
the world of mobile phones and electricity is moving closer and closer, and pressure is rising. while government laws protect them from mining for timber countries destroying their land, the culture needs protection. >> we need to protect our traditional lifestyle, an obligation we are to ancestors, we need is legal framework for the government. >> the indonesian government says a bill to protect the rites of people are being drafted and thu brm law. >> imperialism is a fact and enriches the country, we hope the bream can be accepted by political and religious leaders. >> reporter: change seems
inevitable, facing an increasing population they are forced to by land from outsiders, a challenge making it harder to maintained traditions. joof let's catch up -- let's catch up with the sport. >> organizers of the london marathon are concerned about seven win irs reported having suspicious blood tests. the british paper says that nearly 30% of all winners in the 24 men's and women's races over the 12 year period are suspicious. well, the results come from further analysis of tests leaked from the i.a.a.f. database. the newspaper claims one in four winners of 34 big marathons should have faced investigation over blood doping because of suspicious results.
former world number one recorded extreme blood scores for nine years before she was stripped of four marathon wins in chicago and london. athletes with suspicious scores collected more than $4.5 million in winnings. the world health organisation launched on investigation into the allegations and the i.a.a.f. agreed to hand its database to the investigators. some athletes are taking it further. mo farrah is one of eight athletes that has gone against advice to publish test data, saying it proves he's a clean athlete joining me from canberra, richardings, the former head. we heard the i.o.o.f. say the leak the dat yes was old -- data
was old. what do you make on the face of it. well, there are two key aspects of the issue, the first is the leak of provide medical data that should have been controlled and protected. there needs to be an explanation of how the i.o.o.f. failed to comply. blood tests can be commonly suspicious, but doesn't mean that an athlete was involved in doping. based on that fact, they have published data to show they are clean, it's against advice, do you think it's a good or bad idea? >> it's unfortunate that as fallen to the ath lat to prove that they have been competing free, it's the responsibility of
the international federation to make shoe they have the mechanisms so that they protect the integrity of the sport of the athletes in the sport. >> the data can be complicated. are journalists qualified and is there a danger that athletes that don't release medical data could be seen as dopers? >> this is complicated data, there are complicated systems of collecting the information. analysing it, looking for patterns and trends. the sunday times engaged two eminent experts in blood analysis - both australian posterior sores who are the go-to guys in providing the advice in analysing the blood data results.
>> according to the titles, lydia's blood was thick when she run the marathon. what risks are athletes putting themselves under to undergo blood doping? >> well athletes involved in blood doping are engaging in conduct that increases the viscosity of the blood. it's spreadable because it can result in doth death for athletes, and there are many cases where it's been believed to have caused the death of athletes using the product. >> richard ings, former head of the australian sport anti-doping agency. thank you for speaking to us at al jazeera america football - issues and problems of concussion in
players. eight former n.f.l. players were inducted into the pro football hall of fame. three had to deal with mental health issues, ex san diego linebacker junior sayer who committed suicide. following his death there was found a degenerative brain disease which could be linked to concussion. >> his athleticism and talent made it extraordinary for him to make it into the hall. it's his passionate heart that is legendary and giving this honour. i would like to thank my family and everyone else that gave support through this process. i love you dad and missed. congratulations, you made it former son and dallas has been diagnosed with bipolar and mentors other players over mental health issues. >> my life's paratox controlled
for years, years. today i get to go back into the locker room, to my team-mates and tell them about the mistakes i made and that the only way you can grow is you have to ask for help. >> michael phelps may be missing from the swimming world championships, but is in good form ahead of the olympics. he clocked the fastest 200m butter demri in the world at the u.s. national championships. the 30-year-old was not considered for the worlds because of a drink drive conviction, it's his quickest time over this distance for six years and would have won the world title by more than half a second arsenal kick you have a premier league campaign, when they host west ham. arsenal beat chelsea in the community shield. goalkeeper hakes his league
debut. alex sanchez is given time to recover from the copa america. last season arsenal lifted the f.a. cup, coming third and won the last 10 matches against west ham. >> already for a fight. of course motivated to start well bus we need to start strong, and we had a good preparation. that should give us confidence. premier league is fighting every game, we have to prepare mentally for that. and come out of the block against west ham. >> also sunday, former england manager has his first game in charge of southampton. liverpool start where they
ended, at stoke, loading 6-1. >> in the last match of this year's rugby championship, argentina beat south africa. they lost 18 of 19 attempts drawing the other. they had a 90 minute hat-trick in a 37-25 victory. for the first time since joining the competition four years ago, argentina do not come last. instead south africa takes the place. the win coming in front of members of the 1965 pumas, the first argentinian team to visit south africa. >> motogp, and mark marquez starts in poll in indiana. the rep sol honda rider was the fastest, danny pedrosa second quickest.
valentino rossi starts in eighth. >> the mayor is sick of being asked about his water in rio. brazilian authorities are accused of not doing enough to reduce the levels of viruses and bacteria in waters holding olympic events. the international olympic committee has not asked him to test the waters, he says. >> i heard the question 2-3 days ago. there was not a request. enjoy the water. >> thank you. that's all the sport. >> thank you. stay with us here on al jazeera. we have another full bulletin of news coming straight up. don't go away.
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