i repeated volleys of tear gas canisters fired by the police you can still see some of the clouds there behind me but the crowd visibly small and unfortunately although this did start out as a peaceful protest there was one particular cohort of more violent demonstrators who started shooting fireworks at the police and they of course responded but the substance of the protests the reason why many thousands of people have boarded buses and travelled overnight athens from all corners of greece is that they are unhappy with the so-called precipice agreement the agreement that would recognize greece's northern neighbor as north macedonia the reason is that they feel that greece's neighbor hasn't conducted itself itself in good faith and they don't also feel that greek negotiators were tough enough greece agreed ten years ago finally after many years of resisting this to share the name of its northern region of macedonia but it said there should be
a qualifier and that last year was agreed to be north so greece last year saw and contract that would recognise its northern neighbor as north macedonia that country ratified this the agreement in its parliament after many weeks of very tough negotiation within that legislature now it's greece's turn to do the same prime minister alexis t. plus has said he will perform that feat by the end of the week he survived a vote of confidence in parliament behind me by a single vote last week he's got one hundred fifty one m.p.'s in the three hundred seat legislature backing his government the reason he asked for that goes with confidence was to make sure he had a majority with which to post the macedonian name change deal next week but these people here say that is a dishonest way of going about things he should have submitted it to a referendum but mr c. put us. probably knows that he would be very unlikely to win that referendum most
greeks have consistently polled as being against it one of the reasons is that the agreement recognizes the citizens of north macedonia as macedonia and having met macedonia nationality and speaking a macedonian language they feel that that leaves open and begin because the greeks of northern greece are also concerned also consider themselves macedonians but they are ethnically separate they are greeks as opposed to slow why they say leave the door open for possible future instability so then tell me why why is the process so determined to push this through when there does seem to be so much opposition and it's such a contentious issue. well there are two answers to that one is that last year the hardline government of the v.m. r.-o.
posi in the former yugoslav republic of macedonia finally fell from power and was replaced by the much more moderate social democratic party. and has been willing to discuss this compromise agreement with greece the previous prime minister nicolas gretzky had taken the hard line that we are the republic of macedonia we shall not in any way compromise that with any adjectives that is that is one reason the second reason is that greece doesn't feel that by continuing keeping this issue open it's going to gain in the long term the position that the former foreign minister the man who negotiated this deal for the greek side has stated again and again in interviews is that it is time to put this to rest greece needs to be on good terms with its northern neighbors so that its foreign policy
can focus on its real problem which is turkey if there's any credible threat to greek territorial integrity that's where it comes from so we need to put paid to these communist era problems that have been lingering since nine hundred ninety when yugoslavia broke up ok john psaropoulos thank you for that information there as the protests well this is the petering out that still continuing as well and athens this sunday just quickly if you go back to september last year john actually wrote this piece for on to zero dot com it's a very handy background piece on the actual referendum which gave rise to all of this i know should further down here here it is there were actually five suggested names in this referendum probably none of which would have been acceptable to the greek people but in the end certainly northern macedonia as a name became a big problem you can just read this for a little bit of background as to what is going on right now north macedonia referendum search for that down to zero dot com. one country and two men who say they are presidents the democratic republic of congo's election has descended
into the sort of chaos many feared it would officially felix to secure has been declared the winner by the constitutional court but the runner up martin for you is now calling for a nationwide protest as he claims he is the quote only legitimate president where to from here we will explore that after this report from. the highest court in democratic republic of congo announcing the next president felix just acadia. the constitutional court dismissed an appeal by the main opposition contender martin for you lou who claim the december thirtieth poll was rigged for you'll argue that just the k.t. had made a power sharing deal with outgoing president joseph kabila a charge both men deny. for you is refusing to accept the court's ruling prompting fears of further unrest. i consider myself the only legitimate president of the
democratic republic of congo i call on the congolese people not to recognize someone who would take on that role illegitimately know to a by orders coming from him in the electoral commission had announced that she's sick eighty received thirty eight point five percent of the vote compared with thirty four point seven percent for for you willow. the un says thirty four people have been killed since the provisional results were released the lead up to the poll was also marred by violence and controversy over this isn't to delay voting in some areas for health and security reasons which in effect meant more than one in a quarter million people from intellectual of almost forty million works glued it. these official figures have been disputed by the influential catholic church which says it deployed forty thousand monitors across the country but the winning candidate supporters have welcomed the court's decision was that the constitutional court acted responsibly and in a sovereign manner the court decided in
a litigation presented before it by the congolese and did not have to answer to any other injunction. fifty five year old felix just a katy who leads the country's largest and oldest opposition party founded by his father is expected to be sworn in within ten days. al-jazeera i well a bloc of sixteen southern african countries has congratulated felix to secure their own winning the presidential election from the tamil as the light is now from kinshasa. considering that the southern african development community at one point once the results of started being announced had said that he would push for a recount of the election results but the not long after that took quite a step back saying that these sovereignty of the independence of the d r c should be respected and this is a good one it's now see it in its message of congratulations to the d r c president the president elect the next security is one of the people of the country saying
that it's pulled off an election despite the logistical and security issues that the d r three is facing at the senate at one point was quite concerned about what was happening in this country and that it had called a meeting between the examine and south african presidents a lot of a diplomatic maneuvering dealing with president kabila the concern being what would happen if there was instability in the d.r.s. theon what would it mean for the region but of course now that explain it except the results are all congolese to accept the ruling by the constitutional court but still we're hearing from the european union are saying that it still has serious concerns and i was also the last word from the african union saying that it would at some time send a high level delegation to the d r c looting in the president of rwanda paul coming out of that little happen given that the constitutional court has ruled on the election results essentially the r.c.
defying the a you making that ruling now going ahead with the inauguration because the a you had said that the court's ruling should have been suspended. ok so let's look at this a little further if you're going to look at the man who is officially president we've got a good starting point here down to zero dot com this article who is felix to secure a bit of background on him just something that's worth remembering and i find it down here in november to secure and six other opposition leaders actually backs martin for you lou to take on cabela's hand picked six as they were that stage was emanuel runs on he should die but that all fell apart because jessica claimed his supporters want to see his name on the ballot and now there are questions about how close he might have actually been to the outgoing it's just something worth remembering as we speak to our next guest as well akita tom goma who is the leader of the congolese opposition diaspora he's in london for us first of all just your thoughts on what's actually happened today regardless of who you
support a who anyone supports what does de ossie do when it has two men who says there are say their president thank you very much or canelo is sound a very complicated issue and the way we see what is happening i personally specially the opposition and the dust for we have been viewing this issue as a much one the most critical one for the feature of our nation is a more difficult time in regard to the credibility of this election since day one we saw this was a cultic election we have a come to this and not a way of seeing opposition being divided in a time where they have one must simply seventy five percent of the lottery the congolese people have expressed them to see the regime change are supporting the opposition now the opposition of to work together to respect is a valley above can didn't have to recognize that this is a critical time for the interests of the country and one of them are to accept another wanted to give us a chance for the congolese people because this is the only way we're going to move
forward i've actually had a view elizabeth on facebook asking me is the court the final say in d c or could there be another challenge i don't know if you know the answer to that or not or is are we do we have to move on from this decision. we have to be fair on the system in the congo the constitutional court is the last one there is no more an institutional can revoke this decision at a moment speaking now mr for you mr g. security is now been confirmed as a congolese president and we have also to recognize that and we have to congratulate him for being the president of the congo while we still have a challenge to make sure that we want to see credible outcome of the election but if we have to come to a conclusion at the moment mr to security is not officially there left to the congolese president while we nodded does not nor been credible election process and the outcome of this election is still questionable we still have a serious concern. the european union mission we as
a community as well as fish of the congolese and asked for we still have a serious concern of those are to come of this election but at the same time we never recognize the process of the election from day one we know it is not going to be credible election but we can see it as a moving forward the value of democracy should be respected and then not issue which is a relief to us a couple of very difficult to understand why the congolese authority didn't know except to collaborate with african country who requested it time for them to wait until they discussed with them before to publish those are to come of the election because has been a serious issue people are challenging those election and really credible outcomes should give more positive support from congress people who are really feel different tyranny and do you feel that was a shadow of a second as it could be there is hanging over this that there is a suggestion that he was closer to mr katter than we might have thought.
but it this does not evidence. we feel like is that anything in a congress possible but i don't have evidence it to speculate on the such very serious comment mr kabila hardy's on a candidate who was a call to ms to shirley and he lost the election and at a moment if he's going to have enough to deal with him it is the security that have to be an issue we need more evidence it to be a model one but we have to move on the thing as a couple number of issues here we have to see nicholas people been waiting for the change for long and it is election have been delayed by the government for a long time mr kabila have to recognize now that it is immoral for the congolese people and this not only presidential election has been a contest and even the outcome of the parliamentary election still questionable we got him on it three hundred fifty parliament being. appointed by mystical bila so the election commission has shown no credibility at all the issue we have in the congo the moment seventy five percent of the congolese people voted against
a computer's regime and all of the same people going to vote above seventy five percent for him to be violent so there has been a contradiction or that aspect but it was a desperate we sit in a we look and for the fee just a bit of the congo and especially mystify you know who now we recognize him as being the president at the same time we expecting him to know this is not going to be easy job for him or there's no credibility of the outcome and a movement is not very stable for his future not his only governors are ok to turn in london thank you for joining us do appreciate your time and your thoughts. and once again a little bit there on facebook thank you for your question there now twenty nine days the longest the u.s. government has been shutdown and it doesn't seem like it's going to end anytime soon democrats have rejected donald trump's offer to break the deadlock the president is offering temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants that is the dream as they're known in exchange for the funding to build a border war with mexico the democrats though say his compromise is one sided. and
so the government remains closed eight hundred thousand federal workers remain without pay and we're also starting to get a picture for the wider economy as well late last week this man john williams is the head of the new york federal reserve gave a speech in new jersey and other prepared comments were about a data dependent approach to monetary policy which sounds a little dry i'll admit he spoke broadly about the tailwinds of twenty eighteen dying down maybe a slowing global economy but when asked specifically about the shutdown williams was quoted by bloomberg as saying it's going to be a drag on consumer spending and the economy in the first quarter directly enough to pull growth down by up to half a percentage or even maybe a percentage point if it continues that's just the shutdown he's talking about that is not brilliant news even if it is only for the first quarter of twenty nineteen but it's the type of prediction donald trump can ill afford because for the past two years he has been in power the economy has been the one thing he consistently returns to as proof of his success here is kelly harkat with more on what has and
hasn't been achieved. it's an understatement to say the first two years of donald trump's presidency have been different we have features we have three hundred hamburgers many many bridge for us so help me god with the promise to bring washington to its knees and drain the swamp trying to work to fulfill his most popular phrase we will make america great again in many ways trumpets change the country sometimes by default there so much dysfunction the show much uncertainty there's so much chaos right now that we simply don't know which way is up he refuses to act like previous presidents often using twitter to announce big news or get that son of a off the field to insult his opponents they call or pocahontas he often shuns advice from his top aides which is led to a stunning number of departures including his secretary of state his defense
secretary two chiefs of staff and two national security advisers. unemployment is at its lowest rate in fifty years but economists warn that may not last in twenty nineteen trumps also pointed to conservative judges. but it is his biggest campaign promise that has proved to be his toughest challenge we are building a wall trump has made it clear he wants a wall along the southern border of the united states with mexico to stop illegal migrants from crossing his stubborn insistence has led to a stalemate with his democratic opponents who reminded him he also promised mexico would pay for the wall. in december the u.s. government shut down over his request for five point seven billion for a new wall it's now the longest partial government shutdown in history no collusion no nothing there's no collusion there was no collusion whatsoever although his
first two years have been overshadowed by a department of. just as investigation into whether his campaign worked with the kremlin trump has proved over and over again he can weather the hefty legal and political fights that come with it but is twenty one thousand gets closer to twenty twenty a presidential election year trump faces new challenges for democrats who want him out this is our moment in history some analysts say he may survive that too you have a progressive base that is simply i think more interested in fighting bin they are unifying a party but perhaps one of the biggest promises donald trump has kept is that he governs like no president before him kimberly healthy at al-jazeera the white house has really been stories of the shutdown but if you found so many different opinions on this come all the shutdown now in its fifth week is the longest in u.s. history as federal workers face more uncertainty over their financial future and
many using the hash tag the shutdown stories listing their personal experiences on twitter of not being able to make ends meet but first started by them applying for an unemployment insurance and receiving food stamps just to make ends meet is unnecessary uncivil shutdown it's cost me under stress and uncertainty it will continue into the forseeable future the discussion about the border wall belongs in congress and on the backs of federal workers and others are talking about ways to get around it also help those in need for example efforts to offer here in miami are getting help from the nonprofit group branches and pay pal president dan shulman says the company is committing twenty five million dollars in interest free cash advances to help some of eight hundred thousand federal employees suffering because of the shutdown and also a mobile pantry has been set up to distribute bread eggs and milk. now senators
such as republican martha mcsorley wants her pay withheld until the shutdown is over i don't believe members of congress should get paid while those who keep us safe like our border patrol agents and c.b.p. officers at our ports of entry continue to work tirelessly without pay not knowing how they'll afford their rent and support their families let's break the gridlock and find a path forward to secure our border and fund the government and former us president george w. bush has delivered pizza to security software haven't been paid because of the government shutdown and the hash tag chefs full feds is also growing with restaurants nationwide opening their doors to feed hungry civil servants we are afraid that food stamps or what we know is snobs may be about to run out that means millions of americans many of them mothers single mothers with children will go
hungry so wasn't a kitchen is always there to make sure that nobody will go hungry and muslim volunteer is along with other communities are also helping cain up public parks in washington d.c. hoping unity will bring people together and finally u.s. senator bernie sanders stood outside the close u.s. environmental protection agency trying to reconsider the shutdown saying the planet is endangered by climate change the scientific community has made it clear that climate change is the great crisis facing our planet so here you have a major crisis for the united states and for the world and at the same time you have nobody or almost nobody working here at the e.p.a. now how insane is that so today i say to mitch mcconnell reopen the government let the senate have a vote. well if you are in the us and affected by the government shutdown or if
you're helping those who are tweet us is the hash tag is good and all thanks for hillary quick question from what they were on facebook has asked will the building of the wall ever happen on the mexico border mamadou your guess is as good as mine or anyone's but the one thing which president does have in is the national emergency which he has said he could invoke and that would be good appropriate federal funds and resources to build the wall that's probably still a way down the track still trying to get the five point seven billion dollars through congress this is the news good if you're with us on facebook live like that though then we've got a bonus story for you now for my friends and i to pass it is on congresswoman alexandra cortez his response to us. then later anger in sudan as protesters continue to demand their president step down an update coming up from outer.
hello there that system that brought us all rain snow and strong winds is still with us across the middle east it's this system here gradually edging its way eastwards it's fortis now some snow over parts of afghanistan and some rain as well and that system stretches all the way up giving us some clouds for marty on monday as well it's moving away eastwards though and behind it it is looking dry and kharma the temperatures now marty a dropping but in kabul there are at least staying above freezing we'll get to around two further west we're seeing yet more cloud a ray make its way into the western parts of turkey but nothing too significant and the latest system just eases as it drifts its way towards the southeast now the temperatures for many of us to have dropped as the systems worked its way across us including here in doha so our maximum at the moment is getting to around twenty two dropping down to around thirteen at night but that's in the city in the countryside it is dropping a lot lower than that that cold air is also working its way further south so feeling cool still over parts of abu dabi there and did to moscow as well i am
towards the southern parts of africa where washing also i clone this system here is gradually nudging its way towards the northwest and it's going to make its way towards the coast of mozambique so plenty of heavy rain as we head through monday there is likely to be flooding here and that also gives us plenty of rain to madagascar as well. we're talking about ivory poachers who have decimated populations of elephants in africa they almost always shipped the ivory out of a different country from where it was poached because that's where you start your search looking in the wrong place this radiocarbon dating method tell us their trade of ivory is legal or not then we have a place you can focus law enforcement on take those out and perhaps choke the source of the ivory from tensioning the network take no one else has no. body no corruption has reached
the headline from al-jazeera dot com and what's trending as well that story number one right after u.s. students taunt elderly nice of american where hillary. i have the details of that in a moment because that story got very big very quick online earlier today so have a look out for the admin plenty more news news from the arab leaders summit that happened earlier today in beirut and more on the. declaration of mr tricycle. a democratic with the congress president that's what's trending this sunday i don't disagree with. by police incident of five to break up the latest protest in a month of them against the president the student sit in was held at the university
in the capital the city of vermont has also seen demonstrations all of this calling for an end to the rule thirty year old in fact of omar bashir human rights groups say at least fifty protesters have been filled since protests began over the rising price of bread the government's though says the number of dead is much lower so let's get an update here is mohamed tell us more about what happened today mom it. yes more protests broke out today particularly in the city of on demand here next to coppertone and those protesters have gathered in several places and so on they were dispersed by security and heavy use of tear gas in the parliament they were trying to converge on the parliament but soon they were dispersed or so in fortieth street and on demand where i personally was there the heavy use of tear gas as well there and one of the cameraman working with our desire has been apprehended there
and that's a part of a systematic crackdown and pressure on journalists being used being done here in with by the government and the actually they are preventing big cameras t.v. cameras from being used in those protests that said daily occurrence here he also in khartoum more protests were happening today particularly in one of the universities and the foodie in northern ca tom and that's where the presidential compound residential compound is the president himself talking today south of khartoum in an area called white state he once again denied that the government has killed or the government a protestant have killed any protesters he said there are people infiltrators within the protesters who kill other protesters shoot at them very dangerous accusation there are serious accusation serious point there because there has been a discussion during the last several days about who killed the protesters because
security denied police denied it and now president omar bashir has said that it is protesters themselves or some people infiltrated among them who killed them he said some men who have recently been arrested from the. dollar for dollar for rebels of belonging to the teams that are all the troops of the war had have acknowledged that they have been sent particularly to do this type of thing sent to kill protesters of course the. it is an investigation going on announced by the government still the results are not out but there is a huge discussion about this among the sudanese here and particularly that the people who are turbaned men their faces are not seen and they are using pickup trucks with out numbered plates and they are working in tandem and in coordination with police and the army thank you for the update mohammed val in the term. well returning to u.s. politics now today is as we said exactly two years since president trump was
inaugurated and if you remember back to a day after his inauguration remember there were a lot of protests most notably it was the women's marches held nationwide and in fact worldwide to condemn sexist and derogatory comments they turn into the largest protests in u.s. history if history lesson for you there but this year we've had an indigenous peoples marching really one defining image it feels like yes a lot of trending posts on social media from the indigenous peoples march on friday in washington d.c. but it was this video that's got many people talking online. the students wearing make america great again hats on the steps of lincoln memorial there paid to mock an elderly native american who sang to commemorate indigenous people he was later identified as nathan phillips from omaha tribe and also a veteran from the vietnam war well the video has sparked outrage online new
mexico representative deb holland was one of the first of the two native american women elected to congress she says the students give a blatant display of hate disrespect and also intolerance and others also joined in including congresswoman clive using the hash tag take on hate and americans also retreating civil rights activist shaun king who calls the students actions weak and despicable well phillips himself all to shape how he felt shortly after this incident. i heard him say bill that. this is the way. it was here when you were. in the news. room you know you never have. never had a chance to. know that.
well although none of the students in the video have come forward since the video and viral their school has raised a statement apologizing to phillips and saying the student's behavior is opposed to church teachings and also the dignity and respect well let us know your thoughts on the story is the hashtag aging is great or you can decide to message me directly and at the him how and why and q. right here that we're going to look at some other stories making news around the world this sunday in the lebanese president is urging world leaders to make all efforts for syrian refugees to return home michel oh no it was speaking at the arab economic summit in beirut he also hopes to set up a funding structure to rebuild our countries devastated by was the gathering has been overshadowed by a rift over where the syria should actually be reinstated into the arab league and is also a poor attendance. i mean been hammered out danny and more time is president mohamed old up there aziz were the only heads of state who attended the meeting israel's
missile defense system is reported to have shot down a rocket fired from syria and israeli commandos say the missile was fired from the northern part of the occupied golan heights the attack followed reports that syrian government forces prevented an israeli airstrike interest targeting an airport in damascus. police in northern ireland have arrested two men in connection with a car bomb explosion no injuries reported outside a courthouse in derry city but police say they received a ten minute warning before the blast there's been no claim of responsibility so far but possible links with the dissident republican group the new ira are being investigated and anti-government protests in serbia have continued for the seventh saturday in a row thousands marched in the capital belgrade in protest against president aleksander blue chips and his ruling serbian progressive party demanding more freedom for the media and opposition parties. cambodia's prime minister is beginning a four day visit to china where he will meet president xi jinping beijing provides
an economic safety net to phnom penh which is seen souring relations with the west over its human rights record and as wayne hay reports from see how macdill chinese investment is beginning to change the shape of that seaside town. just two years ago this was a sleepy seaside town popular with backpackers now sihanoukville is a chinese construction sites gambling is illegal for cambodians but it's thought there are more than seventy casinos open or under construction in the special economic zone the target market is not cambodians it's chinese tourists some cambodians are benefiting from the investment in the form of jobs but others are being forced out because of the construction and rising costs. but when i moved to my restruck here the rate was lower and i don't have many customers because i'm on the outskirts of town now i didn't want to move here but i had no choice sihanoukville is an important part of china's belton road initiative which aims to
link asia with africa and europe through loans and investments trade between the two countries is up more than twenty percent and most goods come through here cambodia's only deep sea port this area also holds strategic value for china sihanoukville sits on the gulf of thailand which then becomes the south china sea where china is involved in territorial disputes with several southeast asian nations cambodia isn't one of them but instead of siding with its neighbors when it comes to the dispute it sides with china. there have even been reports recently that the chinese are planning to build a military base along this coast the cambodian government says it's not true and in fact it would be unconstitutional but all this is happening at a time when the west is threatening to punish the cambodian government through economic sanctions following a dramatic decline in democracy and human rights investment from china generally comes with a list social or democratic conditions that seems to come and i understand your
conditions. to make it happen i don't care about nothing but the government in beijing does like stability and the influx of chinese coming to work in cambodia has created some social tensions system aged that around twenty percent of the population of sihanoukville is now chinese the local government says there are no problems between the communities they do. they do then vice money saw islam is. a pop up conflict between two people. china's ambassador to cambodia recently described the relationship between the two countries as forged in steel judging by the pace of change here that sentiment is being taken quite literally when hey al jazeera sihanoukville cambodia. just a few comments from you on the site of the u.s. shutdown as a healer was telling us now into its twenty ninth day. donna michelle has said that
trump shutdown is an absolute disgrace of the first degree robin com says democrats are still holding on to integrity and dignity just what we certainly know for sure is that both sides are moving about sides blaming each other even though donald trump did say he would own the shutdown he certainly hasn't done that since certainly the longest shutdown we've ever seen in u.s. history and no end in sight once again for the crew watching on facebook live the story of fathers in africa now who are taking on traditional gender roles that from our friends at age eight months and then son as he would your sport we're hearing from the n.f.l. the youngest ever coach who is now targeting super bowl success. if you want to learn what the words might look like very soon in regard hundred degrees in an extreme example of the predicament the whole world is going through. since mass immigration story we had lunch clashes between the cultures
and the problem is that the culture of death these. guys should say jim brady does is a he's not comfortable with european culture this is not like who trashed. his triumphal march dreams of conquest and of global try. this is very very uneventful glide towards the precipice without resistance we are past the danger has already happened. it was then just ten years ago. now this is it.
what about santa is here to talk super bowl a lot of people yes who are in. the lineup before the super bowl fifty three it will be the sided later this sunday the kansas city chiefs take on the new england patriots to decide the a.f.c. championship while in the n.f.c. the iran's are up against the new orleans saints this will be the rams first appearance in the n.f.c. championship game for seventeen years the team all coast by sean mcveigh at said to do he's the youngest of a coach to win a playoff game there's a lot of different things that we've done and it's about figuring out ok what's the best way to put our players in situations that put them in the spots to succeed that accentuate their skill sets but also gives us answers versus the defensive
sharks or that they're presenting or the office of things that you know we expect coach payton to present tom brady's new england patriots are targeting a third straight super bowl in paris forty one year old brady has won the championship five times his kansas city contrapositive patrick mahoney is more than eighteen years his junior going it's team that score a lot of points state the league in sacks short sacks. you know it's a good group and i think everybody in every position has to play well that's what a championship games are all about these are just handed you a silver platter and you know you got your trip to the super bowl it's good to go fight about we did a lot of games and come down right to the end. to doug for our national n.f.l. writer at usa today doug thank you very much for talking to us first of all let's talk about mcveigh's success who's taken the n.f.l. by storm has he surprised you no not really his grandfather john ran personal for
bill walsh with the san francisco forty nine ers and they of course will at a super bowls when he was staff in washington he was known as one of the up and coming again colors and schematic minds. that he has had this success this quickly may be a bit of a surprise but people in the know sort of around the n.f.l. had seen shonagh be coming for a while having the home field advantage can the saints that win this at superdome. it helps them in some ways and in others it's you know defensively they're pretty even between home and away but drew brees has through twice as many touchdowns home as he has on the road and in the last five to six weeks he's been a little more vulnerable interior pressure the rams defensive tackle aaron donald is probably the best sense of player in football should have a lot to say about that and you know we'll see leave the kora back who did not play
in the first rams saints game will be in this one marcus peters was i did not have a good game in that first match at having to lead back to i think makes it a closer damn puts the pressure on breeze in ways that the pressure was not there and we got to this talk about the patriots and the chiefs do you think the new england patriots will they rely on tom brady less now. it's interesting certainly immigrants' the chiefs they ran for three touchdowns in their win in the division rather with charges they're in for four touchdowns this really is a run first team and it's interesting that it's more a passing league never and it's typical bill belichick with everyone else. i would expect the patriots to run have the run off and try to troll a clock and keep patrick balls off the field but about the chiefs chances of winning this very good other defense has been better far better all this year
on the patriots offense is not going and they don't create explosive plays like that she sometimes does. even if the patriots do well a terrible loss she got oh you put patrick holmes on the field or two or three drives it's a regular travels chelsea they can score three touchdowns of those three drives it is the most multiple in dynamic up in the n.f.l. specially the passing game and the patriots will really have to be other sticks to turn to where you keep up the national n.f.l. rights at usa today thank you very much for that thank you watt many on social media appeared to be announcing the retirement of one of tennis's all time greats thankfully the man himself appears a less keen to join in the fending off straining open champion roger federer has surprisingly been knocked out and around for all of this year's event by trying. to
finally just past that and agree to just think the biggest win of his career against the six time champion. no. no of massive regrets you know tonight i might not look the part but. it's not like i. have to in the second sentence how i do it you know i have to do it so close to the game tonight. often there is one of the most popular tennis stars on social media with more than fourteen million followers speculation about his retirement began when he waved emotionally to the crowd after his lost to and this tweet from the australian open organizes saying what an effort these don't forget s. while his fans then started joining in this fan has tweeted it hurts my heart that might be the last time we see him on the court at the australian open another had
already decided on his future career saying see you roger thanks for the memories it be great to see you join korea and mackerel in the courtside interviews in twenty twenty but we will definitely see federer playing against sportswriter. reminding federer as fans he will be competing at the next year's grand slam while the french open or you can get in touch with me on twitter or use the hash tag news chris will be more sports in the eighteen g.m.t. news hour but for now i had you back to come out and the sun is reminding me of a newsgroup story last week where everyone had andy murray retiring even though he hadn't ever wants to write these guys off but i still think i've got a little bit left in them continuing sports coverage of course his son is that eight hundred g.m.t. and i mixed news hour you can keep in touch with us on the grid of course if you wish. to twitter facebook and whatsapp thank you for your questions today it is really great when you get to request that we go to our correspondent or to i guess
that is the idea of this program to be interactive in that sense a lot of those questions coming from the live stream at facebook dot com such as the robot you can send to me directly on i what's app and telegram numbers well thanks for joining us for today's great we will see you back here in studio fourteen now down to zero once again at fifteen hundred hours to continue tomorrow . in search of a safer neighborhood it was a huge an old wound make a mad house and took all our stuff in a man who can't put my family in the hole that they discerned that's
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tensions in greece as thousands protest in athens over the proposed name changed to normalize relations with macedonia. sudanese security forces fought tear gas to break up process in khartoum and plus. i'm wayne hay reporting from cambodia where i will tell you why china is transforming skylines here and backing a government that's becoming increasingly isolated by the west. and the u.s. military says it carried out an air strike in somalia that killed fifty two feiss it was launched hours after the group attacks a somali army base still controls large parts of rural southern and central somalia and continues to carry out high profile attacks in the capital mogadishu and
elsewhere since twenty seventeen the u.s. military has stepped up error aids against the armed group in somalia carrying out forty seven strikes last year al-shabaab is fighting to overthrow the internationally bax governments in mogadishu. baba has this report and a warning you may find some of the images in his report distressing. the bodies of suspected al shabaab fighters lie on the road as somali troops pour over the scene the fighters were reportedly killed in american airstrikes after fleeing from a somali military base earlier had stormed the base three hundred seventy kilometers southwest of the capital mogadishu military officials say six soldiers were killed during the attack and two others died after a booby trapped vehicle was blown up as the army battled to recapture the base eventually u.s. military helicopters were deployed according to a statement from u.s. africa command here attack killed in its words fifty two militants the somali army
says the figure was even higher. we managed to kill at least seventy five ship bad militants after they attacked us and many more were injured we are telling people about that victory today. al-shabaab says it killed forty two somali soldiers during the battle the group retains a strong presence in parts of southern and central somalia. it's also regularly targeted neighboring kenya which sent troops to somalia as part of an african union force it says it was behind tuesday's attack in nairobi when four gunmen and a suicide bomber killed twenty one people at a hotel and office complex on friday five suspects appeared in a court in a row be in connection with that attack don't bother al-jazeera. or his speak now sound as there is mohamed today who's in nairobi and may perhaps you can start by giving us more of a sense of the scale of that u.s. operation in somalia. well for this it
is very hard to say the scale of the u.s. or russia in somalia because it is in the security of all politicians no one really knows how many u.s. troops are present on the ground all we know is that the number has been steadily increasing ever since donald trump came to office they are also taking advantage of a losing all restrictions on who and when to engage they have a huge military base eighty kilometers away southwest of mogadishu in a place known as bully and that's where they've been launching most of the broom and asked franks that they have been cutting. targets they are also trained a special unit of the somali who they are using for the ground a tox and in the past few years they have helped in tunning the tide against al shabaab fighters but attacks in somalia we saw
a lot of time in kenya always seeing something over serjeant's about. well not whole but what we know is that there are hundreds if not thousands of al-shabaab fighters currently on the move in most of south west somalia because there is a huge military operation against them being mounted by the somali national army unfolds is loyal to the regional administration of duple and which administers any is along the border of kenya has with somalia and the port city of kismayo of course being the couplets all of that region and it's these al-shabaab fighters who are on the move who have carried out that attack on said today on the somali national army base and we also know that the group has lost most of its up on a stronghold and therefore most of it's of revenue and it's at pains to show the world that they can carry out brazen attacks just like the one we so happen in the
upscale. shopping complex in nairobi police in kenya say five. most of the five attack us who carried out the two seats a tuck one kenyans something that is raising concern that kenya might be facing some homegrown terrorism. this polling informal settlements gengel in near the town center of kenya life here may seem us ordinary as in any other slum but the residents of mud jungle outmoded. one of the gunmen in last tuesday's al-shabaab out talking to a couple nairobi was born and grew up here salim ali get most kept out in this photograph during the night will be a tuck and he grew up in this house his neighbors those shocked i'm not surprised they say al-shabaab was over the years recruited many young men including saddam
from here. rotty percent is one of magickal community leaders we generally have to harlem because our children have no jobs they need to eat most of them have dropped out of school and their parents are too poor to help them continue with education the parents have no idea when and how al shabaab recruiters get hold of their children older people than i have a hundred government response hasn't helped either he says residents of my general blame the ease with which al-shabaab can recruit on law literacy joblessness and drug abuse among the youth here it is a situation that is far more compounded by feelings of state and the nation by residents of this neighborhood kenyans in the past have blamed the violence carried out by al-shabaab on fighters coming from beyond their national borders but last tuesday's assault on a shopping complex in the capital is forcing kenyans to consider the threats posed by those near a home police confirmed most of the five attackers working. in
nairobi somali majority suburb obviously residents up come out to show their anger about the tague. unified in grief their message was one of love in the face of such . businesses in the business leave markets remain closed for several hours to honor the dead a remarkable moment of defiance by a community long blamed for attacks in kenya no longer do people feel that it's just a problem for one particular community and that community should be vilified. repressed . and driven out of. the rest of kenya now that is settling in we're happy to have that but we're also ready to help share our experiences security officials say there's no quick fix to the threat of domestic terrorism the
only conceivable solution they say might lie in a combination of education gun control and internet regulation mohammed all just nairobi kenya. police in athens have used tear gas to stop angry protesters entering greece's parliament building thousands of people are demonstrating against the proposed name change deal with the former yugoslav republic of macedonia skokie a wants to change the country's name to the republic of north macedonia but many greeks object because macedonia is the ancient name of one of their regions oakley prime minister alexis tsipras says survived to confidence nations in parliament over this contentious deal. joins us live from athens and john bring us up to dates with the latest on the process how big are they. well the protest is now definitively
over there's literally no one left on the square behind me even the last protesters the most violent who are the last to go have now been cleared away by i was i would charitably describe as extremely generous amounts of tear gas so much so that the political opposition has remarks upon it which is rather a shame because the body of today's protest people who had come here from all over athens but also all of a greece on overnight buses was made up of peaceful demonstrators civilians among them families with small children lots of elderly people including priests and nuns because the church was backing this demonstration as well who simply wanted to make a point to the prime minister put it to the people and they'd obviously i think given the response here feel that they aren't going to get their way some of them say they will come back at the end of next week when the precipice agreement the macedonian name change deal is to go through parliament to be ratified.
let me take let me also discuss what is in the substance of that agreement with my colleague the very experienced journalist and political analyst panels palooza we these who's next to me know a lot because of it because your guess a lot of people asking is it such a bad deal after all should the greeks be so obsessed i think it's not uncommon at all that national mythologies clash and this is the case. with greece and macedonia the two countries national mythologies are clashing over a number of facts for instance my subduing ins or a number of the national nationalist macedonians truly believe that the ancient macedonians were slavs which is laughable and the majority of the greeks i'm afraid are not of where. nor the fact that up until a hundred years ago my cydonia was and ethnic mosaic in which the greeks were one
major group and nothing more than that i think the deal is enormous compromise and this is why it has attracted so much opposition in both countries the greeks often point out yes the broader region of macedonia the former awesome and pose of ministers of region which was divided in three between what was then southern serbia and is now the former yugoslav macedonia and greece and bulgaria was indeed made up of many many different peoples but they also say what greeks also points out in their own defense this is the balkans this is the only area of europe were.