tv Weekend News Al Jazeera December 6, 2015 10:00am-11:01am EST
>> welcome. you're watching the news hour live from our hears here in doha. on historic moment, that's how libya's political rivals describe and initial agreement to end the conflict in the country. >> governor killed in a car bomb attack, isil claims responsibility. >> voting day in venezuela, seen as the biggest challenge to hugo chavez's legacy. >> region ales in france today,
is the country about to lunch to the right in reaction to the paris attacks? >> libya's two rival governments have described a deal aimed as resolving the country's political crisis as a huge leap forward. it's hoped the agreement will end violence and the chaos that split libya against muammar gaddafi was overthrown in 2011. the deem stipulates that an election will take place within two years. we have this report. >> a libyan initiative, for the first time in the country's long running political crisis, an initial agreement to work together. these are representatives of the two rival parliaments. the deal calls for the two sides to form a 10 member committee to help choose a government of national reconciliation.
>> this is a purely libyan meeting arranged by libyans. now we call on the united nations to endorse this move which will provide a swift, prompt solution to the libyan crisis. >> it was a national, sincere and constructive dialogue and each party accepts the other party with an open heart. we are not fully authorized to take positions on behalf of the parliament but i call on all parties to support it. >> some in both houses are against the deal, the u.s. has welcomed it. it says isil linked fighters have taken advantage of the situation in libya. >> the scourge of terrorism is expanding every day. we have a situation where the international communities are fighting against daish and syria. fighters from syria come to
where the security vacuum is to libya. it is now a matter of days, not weeks, to sign this agreement. >> violence and rivalries have polarized libya. the country has fallen into chaos since the 2011 uprising that deposed muammar gaddafi. the general national congress is one of two rival administrations, the other is the u.n. recognized government based in tobruk. each is supported by armed groups engaged in daily fighting. former libyan general haftar took charge of a growing army which allied with the tobruk government. the chaos is made worse by militia who don't follow the two main groups. some claimed regions to isil stepping into an already crowded battleground. under the agreement, elections will be held within two years. an interim government and deputy will be appointed within two
weeks with u.n. brokered peace talks in rome in two months. >> the governor in the port city of aden was killed today. the major general was on his way to work when his convoy was attacked. the yemeni president adou rabbo mansour hadi responded. >> this is the aftermath. the car the general was traveling in is engulfed in flames. every entered government two months ago. he was a close ally of adou rabbo mansour hadi who returned to aden from libya. >> the government moved about in a convoy of about five cars. it was heavily secured. he knew he was going to be targeted. he knew an attempt was inevitable, so he moved cautiously. over the past two weeks,
multiple militia groups blocked him from his open office in aden, so he knew the situation was precarious. >> allies launched a military campaign in march against houthi rebels who have taken over the capital, sanna, with the support of forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh. security remains a challenge in this port city. the convoy was attacked in an area which is a stronghold for armed groups, including some linked to al-qaeda. >> you have a lack of security inside aden. there are multiple factions fighting to fill the power vacuum inside the city and that is why you see a lot of people with guns and a lot of sass nations in the city.
>> just a day before, pat hadi held talks with the u.n. envoy to yemen discussing peace talks between pro-government forces and houthi rebels. it's unclear what impact the attacks will have on the talks. >> we are in aden province, it's the location where the general was targeted. this is the vehicle he was in with is a his. a car carrying explosives parked on the side of the road. when the car passed buy, the bombs were detonated. the explosion was massive. the impact caused cracks, as well as landslides.
there have been multiple security violations and explosions over the last few days. president hadi must now take thes necessary steps to protect the capital. we will lead bashar al assad in the battlefield. he was elect by the syrian people. only the syrian people should decide his future. no one outside syria should be able to make a decision on behalf of the people of syria. >> for the syrian president bashar al assad says the british prime minister's claims that there are around 70,000 moderate opposition fighters inside syria is wrong.
he dismissed mr. cameron's position that those fighters could be part of a political solution. mr. cameron presented that if i can to the u.k. parliament before it endorsed airstrikes inside syria. >> about the statement that there are 70,000 moderate opposition fighters in syria, that is not accepted anywhere in this world. there is no 70,000. there is not even 7,000. there's not even 10 of those. the international coalition's airstrikes are doomed to fail. britain and france don't have the will and don't have the vision on how to defeat terrorism. >> venezuelans started voting in parliamentary elections with the country's economic woes, putting heavy pressure on the socialist government. the opposition is likely to gain a majority of the votes for the first time in 17 years but it's unclear how the votes translate into seats. president maduro's critics accused him of rigging the voting districts in his favor.
the vote is likely to be one of the most hotly contested in recent years. lucia new man explains. >> this man was venezuela's congress leader 17 years ago, the last time opposition parties controlled the nation's congress. now, former opposition presidential candidate said he can taste the end of the domination of legislative power. >> venezuela is in an explosive situation. we have to realize that venezuelans will be voting for change and for a political solution to the way we live. >> in front of a pharmacy, people line up for medicine, nappies and shampoo. fed up with chronic shortages,
nearly triple digit inflation and one of the world's highest graham rates, people here say they want change. >> before i voted for the government, but no more. >> under former president hugo chavez, venezuela's leftwing government gained control of every state institution, including the judiciary, armed forces and legislature to implement a socialist revolution that until now has had majority support. >> the eyes of deceased president chavez look down on his countryman from atop the national assembly administration building as though reminding them of what's at stake. that's the until now unthinkable prospect of having to negotiate with an opposition that polls suggest could very well win a majority of seats. >> it's the assembly that has to approve the national budget. in theory with a majority, they could cut off the province. >> what many reward could rush
to a healthy balance of power is viewed by president maduro as a threat. >> we will not hand over the revolution, whatever the price. the revolution will answer into a new phase in the event we lose. >> many fear it may lead to a deeper conflict of power. al jazeera, caracas. >> our reporter virginia lopez is in caracas. how much real power will the opposition have? >> it's really going to depend on how wide the margin of victory is. if indeed the opposition, if
victoria's election, but joining us to elaborate on this point is one of the country's key pollsters. >> thank you for joining us. most polls have given the opposition more than 20 point lead. i'm wondering how does this advantage translate and what can we expect? >> in the finals of the campaign, it change a little bit, because they only find people move and of course the government is the one who can take advantage of it, but it is still very important, the major in favor of the opposition. the vote doesn't definal the composition of the parliament because of the methodology to obtain representatives to the congress is quite complex in venezuela. we cannot perceive what's going to happen, but the opposition is
still a majority in venezuela. it's important to understand what kind of majority they can obtain. a simple majority, macro majority and this is going to be the key issue to elaborate or conflict or negotiation in venezuela. >> what do you think are some of the challenges that this election faces with basically very little independent monitoring? >> well, of course, it's always the same thing in venezuela. the people's lack of confidence, for example, the opposition, clearly lack of confidence in the electoral council. what happens if opposition majority is not obtained. of course we are going to have an amount of fraud in venezuela and without real and independent observers envenezuela, it's going to be the opposition against the government.
it is so difficult to understand what's happening in reality. >> how do you think that venezuela's going to wake up tomorrow if for example the opposition does question the results. >> well, first of all, we are expecting nothing special if the opposition obtained a normal majority and recognize it, nothing's going to happen, but if something different, we have confidence in venezuela. >> thank you so much. there are still close to eight more hours of polling in venezuela and the future is looking more uncertain than ever, but certainly tomorrow, i think we can expect a clear or the beginning of a transformation for the oil rich country. >> virginia, thank you. >> coming up a little later here on the al jazeera news hour, why the u.s. says it's in israel's best interest for the palestinian authority to remain intact. why southeast asia has taken over somalia as the world's main
piracy hub. >> i'm at the world junior table tennis championships in france where europe is trying to loosen china's grip on the sport. >> turkey is now in a diplomatic dispute with iraq. baghdad is accuse be ankara of breaching its sovereignty with the presence of turkish forces in northern iraq. relations have been fraught for a long time. >> you don't have to go far in erbil to find out how close the ties are between turkey and the kurdish region. ankara imports a lot of oil from here and the turkish region imports a lot of turkish products. the relation between baghdad and ankara are sprained over revenue disputes going back a decade and with turkish troops on iraqi soil, tensions was risen,
despite the fact baghdad has known about the troops since they arrived. writing on political affairs, this reporter said other concerns lie behind the decision to help train the militia belonging to the governor of mosul, in particular the iranian role in the region. >> turkey wants to maintain good relations with kurdistan and wants to help the kurdish regional government, but baghdad and iran opposes that, so by sending in troops is just one way to maintain good relations within the region. >> those good relations angered others. speaking in baghdad, a leading shia politician issued a warning to containing are a. >> in case these forces didn't leave and didn't get hit by iraqi air force, it will be followed by other forces, american, sawed, qatar and other islamic countries. it's a beginning and a test. that's why there should be a real confrontation by the parliament and i ask the parliament to hold an emergency session to take the right
decision. >> many say that this is a proposal to force turkish troops out of the country. however, turkey says it was invited. >> around 2,000 volunteer fighters from mussel have been trained for the past year, supporting them in their fight against daish. this training was launched upon request of the govern of mosul and coordinate by the iraqi defense ministry. >> this shows the iraqi's divided. while the central government controls baghdad in the south, the rest is divided between the kurdish region and areas disputed by kurds and arabs. it doesn't look at if turkish kurds and syrian kurds in the same way and views those groups with suspicion. this latest spat between baghdad
and ankara is only going to make matters worse. >> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been warning israel about the dangers of a possible collapse of the palestinian authority. he says it would lead to a situation that would threaten the security of both sides. >> if there is a risk that the p.a. could collapse, and it is in israel's interest for it to in fact survive, as the prime minister suggested, should more therefore not be done to help sustain it? the one state solution is no solution at all for a secure jewish democratic israel living in peace. it is simply not a viable option. >> in order for there to be peace, the other side needs to decide it wants peace. this is not what we see. the palestinian authority's
incitement is continuing. it must stop. >> stephanie decker with more from west john mccain. >> secretary of state john kerry actively involved in trying to get both sides to the negotiating table. settlement expansion he said gave the idea of a unilateral move to annex the west bank and called into question this government's real commitment to peace. we did hear from the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. he said there will never be a bi-international state, this is one state.
that was something kerry warned about, but that palestinians needed to be a real partner for peace. both sides still as divided and as far from coming to the table as ever. we had has, too, explained by john kerry who said that never had he seen the distrust between the two sides as much as it is now, and also when he said he spoke to president abbas, he said the despair that was conveyed to him by the president, again, as bat as it's ever been, so now a very optimistic vision there from the u.s. secretary of state and of course we have had the announcement from the white house that there will not be a two-state solution under this administration, but that hasn't come as a surprise to anyone here. >> israel is now embroiled in a diplomatic row with sweden. it's hit back at comments from the swedish foreign minister. the israel prime minister mr. netanyahu condemning suggestions that palestinians have unlawfully been killed
during a surge of street violence. >> i condemn the statements, the can dollous statements made by the foreign minister of sweden. it seems he expects israel citizens to bare their throats to that's trying to stab them. this has not happened and we will continue to protect the lives of israel citizens. piracy is big business. al jazeera has the latest on the illegal indonesia trade. >> pirates are back in southeast asia after years of relative calm, creating fear in one of the world's busiest sea lanes where more than 100,000 vessels pass through every year. carrying oil to china, korea and japan and consumers goods to europe, 12 were highjacked. in most cases, they go unreported. a makes shipping company was
attacked for a third time last january. nine pirates carrying knives and guns were arrested and jailed for 10 years. the owner said the way pirates operate has changed. >> they are not professional, nowadays, they are very well organized. it's not easy transferring oil. >> most come from indonesian fishing villages, but led by financiers from other nations. >> there is a demand for black market fuel and generally, this tends to go upisrael to blending oil and moved to china or
markets. other oil moves up to the european market for refinement. very often what happens is that they will transfer the cargo to another boat and then leave this one. >> on the indonesian island, we meet two members have a pirate syndicate who don't want to be identified. they say as middle man, they organized boarding teams and make tens of thousands of dollars with each attack. >> our life is at sea and this is our businesses, although this is illegal and not everyone agrees with it, this is what we do for a living. our syndicate does not only involve indonesian, it involves
others. >> often, the syndicates use insider who are part of a crew and navy personnel. six were arrested in indonesia for alleged involvement in the highjacking of a malaysian tanker. >> these six men were not directly involved. they are just help. when i asked them, they said they didn't know there would be a highjacking, but i investigate them to make sure they were not part of the syndicate. >> pirates including former fishermen were arrested for alleged involvement in sea robberies. the leaders of syndicates involved in highjackings for oil managed to avoid arrest. al jazeera, indonesia. >> on monday in the second part of her report, steph looks at what of the governments are doing to stop this trade in illegal cargo. >> southeast asia is at the
center of piracy attacks. i'm reporting from singapore where sea robberies and highjackings are increasing and several international piracy syndicates are based. india is stepping up relief operations. soldier and emergency workers rushing to get food, clean water and medical supplies to the worst affected residents. 300 have died against the southern states since record rains began last week. tens of thousands of homes have been left without power after a storm system swept clues the north of the u.k. one county was worst affected, it forced the evacuation of families in several towns. here's paul brennan. >> the river eden normally meanders through this small town of apple be. now it is lapping at the doors and sweeping away the belongings of the residents. storm desmond brought a month's
rainfall in less than 24 hours. the high hills of the lake district already average more rainfall than the rest of england, but it's picturesque towns are more accustomed to being inundated with tourists than floodwater. this village was cut off by the collapse of the road bridge into the village. elsewhere whereby rescuers worked house to house to check for stranded homeowners. in one town, more than 100 people were evacuate. fire and rescue chiefs described the situation as exceptionally challenging. power supplies were also seriously affected in around 60,000 homes after the water breaches flood defenses around a major electricity substation. an emergency government meeting has been called to otherwise the responses for the worst affected. the worst of the weather front, though, has now passed. forecasters say the water levels should begin to subside, but reparations will take much longer. paul brennan, al jazeera.
>> welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. the governor of the yemeni port city of aden has been killed in a car bomb attack. the major general was on his way to work when the attack happened. isil has claimed responsibility. libya's two rival governments have described a deal aimed at solving the country's political crisis as a huge leap forward. the tripoli based congress and internationally recognized government in tobruk agreed to hold elections within two years. gensens are voting in parliamentary elections. the poor state of the economy has featured heavily.
the opposition is expected to gain a majority of the votes for the first time en17 years. people are voting in region ales across france today, the polls taking place in the aftermath of course of the paris attacks. the national front with its anti muslim rhetoric could prove to be a vote winner. the party's gained support from people upset with economic problems in france. its leader, marine la pen is looking for a win. crucial to that is the city of calais, home to hundreds of hundredses of migrants. they live outside the city in an area called the jungle. france doesn't want them and they can't across the channel to the u.k. herniece is leading the party list in the southeast of the country, the very prosperous area. under the leadership of la pen's father, the national front raised its vote share. it didn't get many seats but got a big percentage of the vote, but she, apparently is managing
to do what we are father never did, feet local politics into the national debate. that's important, because it could make her a crucial player in the presidential elections in 2017. here's jacky rowland. >> jordan bar della see's himself also the new face of the suburbs. he grew up in a region with high unemployment and big immigration population. he is from an immigrant background himself, he's part italian. he's standing in the region ales as a candidate for the far right national front. >> the national front appeals to all french people, including those of immigrant or in. >> it was the scene of a
snootout between police and the gunman involved in the attacks. the memory is still fresh in people's minds. >> it's just a few weeks since the paris attacks, and the whole of france is still under a state of emergency. in these circumstances, it's understandable that security is a high priority for many voters. >> all of which is the political gift to the national front leader, marie la pen. her message has consistently been anti is slam and anti immigration, both of which she accuses of undermining french values. now she's taken her rhetoric to a new level. >> sha ren law will replace our constitution. all women will have to wear the burqa. music will be banned, our buildings destroyed. other religions will be purged. bar barty will become the norm
as horrors spread whether it's islamic state, al-qaeda, i don't want that in france. >> president hollande said france was at war. his approval rating went up by 10 percentage points. his rival, nicholas sarkozy proposed electronic tagging for suspected islamic radicals. >> the problem for the french national is that everyone is taking its measure with, it's progress significances, including francois hollande. >> these elections will give the clear evident occasion yet whether marie la pen and her national front are moving from the political fringes to the mainstream. >> joining us via skype is founder of the think tank citizens awakening and from
paris, research fellow and author of the book the far right in europe. how big a showing are we going to see for the national front? >> according to the latest opinion polls, the knoll front might get as much as 28% of the vote on the national scale and probably win between two and three o regions on the second vote. the first party in the nation in 2014. >> you've spoken to us here before. you told us how you want a dialogue. it would appear the dialogue is not happening. voters want something else. is that a fair take on what we might be just about to see? >> the thing is the real question is why are the people voting for the national front.
it's not a question of local politics. this is a local election. this is region ales and the national front has made it a national election. it appears to the people because of what happened in front in november and in january, so yes, the dialogue is broken at some point, but no, we can take it back. we can actually engage dialogue again by listening to why are these people voting for the national front, why is it happening to them, is it because economic regions, because there is no jobs, because the authorities that are in power, usually the right and the left have not been able to reform france and the voters believe that the national front will, but the only thing that make believe is because national front has a very strong way of speaking, a harsh way of speaking that is, you know,
during these tough times in france, what happened is france was tough and some of them like tough talk. >> is that a fair interpretation of the run up into the elections and how they feed into the presidential elections, are voters potentially being anti-islam or are they being pro safety? well, the national front has been campaigning for more than 30 years on stopping immigration and it has become increasingly vocal in opposing any kind of the presence of islam, not only french, but also europe and what it says is that islam, not islamism, islam is not compatible with the french way. when you say things like that, you are much more vocal than the traditional companien conservative right, so many
voters who feel disgruntled and betrayed by those left and right who have been in power since 1981, want really a big change and say ok, they have been sake the same kind of things for 30 years, why not give it a try. yes, i would say being anti muslim is certainly a very significant part of the national front agenda. as for voters, some of them vote for a national front mostly because of the situation of the economy, and some of them vote on a more low platform. any way, after the attacks on that november 13, islam is very concerned to i would say 90% of the voters. >> if i may, the thing is, the until front is playing on the fear of the media also portraying them as the bad guys, which can be right for some
people but that's not the way we have to describe it. we have to describe it as a normal party for the only reason is that we are excluding them from this necessary dialogue if we are portraying them ale devil. we do not have to do that. we have to include them in the dialogue, in the debates and that's the only way to fight. a pro security approach is only a facade of what the national front is. >> you are 19, 20 years old, could there be a generational split here. someone of my able group, your mom and dad's, maybe they'll vote for the national front because they want to keep you safe. if you said to your mom friday night, i'm going out dancing in paris, she might not like that and she votes for the national
front, she might feel that you would be better protected than you are at the moment. >> well, that's what the the worst fear is, the fact that the party for which the young people vote the most is the national front, oh there is a generation problem here, but the thing is, the young people vote for the national front because we usually are excluded from the political system and we can't, you know, have power on that so we must be excluded from that. some of us sadly feel like the national front can help us on that and they have a real program for us, which is actually not the case. i have in my hand the program for the national front, my region, and it this says things about national programs, which is not the case in this election. it's original election and the
fact that what they are saying is so only plyified by the media that this is the only way they can have votes. >> is that a fair vision of what's going on here, it's just the media and what if there's another paris, what if there's another charlie hebdo, what if marie la pen rides the wave this apparently anti muslim wave and then feeds that into the presidential elections in 2017? >> well, of course, if the 2017 election takes place after a major terrorist attack, then certainly it will change, we will probably see the national front winning tonight more seats than expected before the attacks, and my theory is that the 2017 election takes place in the same kind of context.
my second point is, when coming to the question of the international front, the front today is almost the political party which gains gives more seats to younger people. if you want to have a political career in the mainstream bodies, whether they be center left or center right, usually, it's not possible. >> ok. gentlemen, i've got to stop the debate there. as ever, the clock has beaten us here on the news hour. thank you both so much. come 2017, the presidential elections, we'll have it you both back on again. thank you so much for your time. the government is mali encouraging people to rush home. tens of thousands spread fighting during an insurgency in the north.
despite a peace deal, many fear reprise also and a lock of services. >> a shelter for donkeys used to be a school. many buildings in the city are home to animals now. tens of thousands of people have left for places such as the camp. many are ethnic tribesman from the northwestern region of timbuktu. some escaped fighting and some left fearing a government backlash following the signing of a peace deal. >> he used to be a merchant and had to give it all up due to a lack of security. he set up a small farm along the camp. politicians are trying to get the displaced people to return, but he isn't convinced. >> those urging us to return are not aware of our conditions. we left our homes, all our property was looted. we came without a penny and
started from scratch. what should we go back for? vote for those to forced us out? >> many are still displaced in mali. fighting has seeds, but people don't feel secure. refugees have started a new life and have no desire to return. >> we cannot go back to our homes. we have nothing left there. we started a fresh life and a new business here. we learned the trade here, too. >> schools are among the basic services missing from areas they fled. in this camp, children get liquid meals with lessons. he runs the school and says displaced people must not be asked to return unless real efforts are made to protect the next generation. >> to say the children can return to the damaged schools in the current state without being affixed and continuing their studies, that for me would be really cots traffic.
we need to repair these sites, fix the schools, create conditions for learning and prevent interruptions that would be damaging for our students. >> an estimated 800,000 children have had education disrupted by fighting in mali. many children will continue to live in refugee camps. al jazeera. >> lots more still to come on the news hour, including this one. we traveled to one of the most remote places on earth where a safe haven for apes is underthreat.
>> welcome back. nearly 200 nation agreed on a climate change draft during a summit in paris. the draft is a blue paint aimed at reducing global warming by cutting dependence on fossil fuels, which produce greenhouse gases. much of the fine print has yet to be worked out. it does raise the hopes of an historic deal. the american actor robert redford said the timing is good. >> now is the right time, but the question is so much damage has occurred in the last 25 years, when people were not listening, how much time is left and how many resources are left to protect, i think that's the key. >> as world leaders discuss the need to tackle climate change, here's what the situation is like in some parts of the world. the triangle is a unique safe area for endangered gorillas and
chimpanzees. few outsiders have visited this region in the congo. some fear climate change could change that. >> this is the view from atop the most isolated jungle on earth. >> we have her, she doesn't have any children and we have her with her youngster. >> it's unspoiled, home to chimpanzees, gorillas and rare species all flourishing in this remote refinal. to get to the triangle is a two day road trip from the capital. you take the northbound highway to the nearby village. you're 50 kilometers away. from there, it's an hour's drive down narrow dirt trails and a barge across the sanga river. you paddle a canoe and hike for
five hours on elephant trails. >> so this is it. >> yeah, this is home sweet home. >> at least that's how you do it if your guide is dave morgan, an april expert from the chicago's lincoln park zoo. he's concerned that climate change could spoil the most pristine environment on earth for endangered great apes. >> we believe there could be subtle changes that could familiar dramatic impact on chimpanzees and other species that are specialists. they need particular food items to survive. >> indigenous wildlife trackers say development and hunting have already taken their toll. >> it's not good now with the wildlife. there are not many left. there's a lot of hunting and the animals have gone very far away. >> this is the most remote corner of the national park. no one lives here. they are not allowed, nor hunters nor tourists, no one but researchers and their rare guests. our al jazeera crew is only
among 20 outsiders who have ever seen it. it's the ideal habitat for endangered great apes but minor changes in climate could alter that. >> it is among the last for for so called any have anymore fancy decease who show coursety around humans because they have never seen one before. >> having an elephant or kheupl spans ski look at you and not realize that you're a human being and therefore dangerous, that world of innocence that only true wild places can offer is so rare and so valuable. as that disappears from the earth, we will be impoverished not only biologically, but spiritually. >> after a meal of leaves, she turns this into a fire pole. preservationists fear even where great apes of protected, they might not be safe from chains in the fragile climate that make
this a unique animal eden. al jazeera, republic of the congo. >> time for the sports news. >> we saw nba and gold be state warriors showing no signs of slowing down. they extended their winning start to the season to 21-0. the latest win was against the really a stores in toronto. reining m.v.p. seth curry had 42 points. the warriors possess the third longest streak in nba history behind the l.a. lakers and the miami heat. >> golden state stay on the road for the next seven days. they face brooklyn later on sunday. on tuesday, they play the indiana pacers. if they remain unbeaten, they would level miami heats winning
run of 20 send. they will be in boston to face the celtics and the warriors take on the milwaukee bucks. >> the charlotte hornets lost their last game to the warriors. they bounced back in chicago. the score was level at 90 our all with a minute to go, but the hornets took the game 102-96 to give the bulls only their second defeat at home this season. >> football in the english premier league liverpool are traveling to newcastle on sunday, a win for the reds will take them to six points behind the leaders. they have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions and are sixth in the table. newcastle are second from the bottom and have considered eight times in the two most recent defeats.
>> i do not know nothing. i only know about the actual situation of newcastle, not about why they changed managers, but of course there's something simply not right when you change the manager, but i know steve la clara and his quality and experience. we have to be aware. >> south africa has given themselves a chance of earning a draw at the end of the fourth day of the final test against india. he got his second cent i of the match in deli. india declared on 267 for five giving south africa a target of 481. in response, they have been getting their runs very slowly. coming off 207 bowls, south africa are 72 for two.
>> the hero challenge in the bahamas heading into the final round, got an eagle on the fourth along with seven birdies to tie the course record with a third round of 63, he's 19 under overall, two shots ahead. the defending champion jordan speith is also still in contention. the world number one is four strokes off the pace. >> when i play in practice rounds or i'm playing at home with the boys, i play a lot better. i don't get caught up in bad swings or bat thoughts. i just play golf. that's the mind set i need every week. this week, it's working right now and i'm not really too stressed right now, just happy to have my family here and be here. >> next year says olympics in rio, china will be looking to sweep the gold medals for an unprecedented third time in the tennis table competition.
the on going junior world championships could provide hope for the future of european players. with one start emerging from a country that holds the chinese domination in the 1980's and 1990's. >> the chinese have a tight grip on table tennis. they won every gold medal at the last two olympics. chinese men have won the last six singles world tights and there's been no female world champion for europe since 1965. european fans have been hoping the world's junior table tennis championships in france can get even the slightest glimpse of a brighter future. >> for me, the chinese are unbeatable. they're the best in the world, which is more than being better than europe. they have great training, they are strong and there are lots of them, lots and lots. >> a talent may emerge that can take on the best of asia. sweden has the new junior
european champion. >> it is the big question in table tennis, can you beat the chinese. if you beat the chinese, you are the best. i think i'm faster than a lot of european players. it's a big advantage to be fast. >> the top european country in recent years has been germany, but the emergence of sweden has spiked the table tennis. the only people to have broken china's stranglehold on the sport are the swedes. >> in stockholm, a legend, winning the team title at three world championships in a row, an experience to china learned from. >> there were five, six, seven players who came at the right time. i think they adopted our table tennis style for sure. the chinese adapted our european style to a higher level.
>> his teammate is still the only european player to have ever won olympic gold and has won world singles champion twice. the chinese love him so much, they even put him on a stamp. >> i love china. there's lots of spectators and in the end, now we have a new star from sweden improving all the time, so i hope check beat them again. >> practice may be getting the next generation of swedes closer to perfection, but there are millions more chinese doing exactly the same. al jazeera, stockholm. >> that's all the sport for me. robin evans will have more for you later in the next news hour. >> many thanks. up next, a full bulletin of al jazeera world news from our colleagues in london. we're back at the usual time tomorrow. see you then.
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