this is al jazeera. hello. welcome to the news hour life from arningsz global news headquarter in doh: i am laura kyle. these are our top stories this hour. ukraine's government standing firm with the united states says opposition protesters should be able to choose their own future. >> they are fight can for the right to associate with partners who will help them realize their aspirations. violence on the streets of
bangkok on the eve of thailandses general elections. >> the news from europe, including: thousands turn out in the spanish capital to voice their opposition to strict new abortion laws. all aboard the momo rail, how mumbai's aging transport system is getting a modern makeover. >> ukraine's opposition leaders are in germany to discuss the political stand-off with their government. the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry and the president of the european council are backing protesters' demands for more political freedom. mcgregor wood has the details. reporter: it's a long way from the barricades of kiev but ukraine is dominating the
gathering in munich. it finds itself at the center of a strategic tug of war. u.s. secretary of state, john kerry will meet with other opposition figures. they are asking for support. it feels authorities back home are about to crack down. it's pretty clear where u.s. sympathies lie. >> the vast majority of ukrainians want to live freely in a safe and prosperous country and they are fighting for the right to associate with partners who will help them realize their aspirations, and they have decided that that means their futures do not have to lie with one country alone and certainly not coerced. >> ukraine having the right to forge closer ties with europe. russia's foreign minister is here to protect his country's interest in what russia regards as its sphere of influence.
he is accusing the eu much stirring up trouble in ukraine and taking sides. >> why don't we condemn those who sees and hold government buildings, attack the police, torch the police, use racist and nazi slogans? the case of opposition figure balarkov's beating has been widely condemned. the foreign minister told al jazeera on saturday, he thought his plight had been exaggerated. >> now, it looks like that the alleged story that he was kidnapped and tortured is not absolutely true. the investigation is going on fi. physically, this man, is in good condition. the only thing he has is a scratch on one of his cheeks. >> the crisis in ukraine is causing significant diplomatic tensions between russia and
europe. the latter now clearly backed by the u.s. its rimnicient that the bad old days of the cold war and the language being used here is doing little to a couple of those tensions. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera. >> well, at a time diplomats discuss the enter the national consequences of the situation in ukraine. anti-government protesters are wags again on the streets of kiev although the numbers are dwindling, the scene, a central part of kiev where riots took place in the middle of january, all looking calm there at the moment. but meanwhile, the activists, demittra blatov remains in hospital. on friday, he claimed to be tortured during an 8-day long kidnap or deal. first, this report from david chaser >> reporter: in kiev's independence square, the opposition activist standing a frozen vigil appear a state of
emergency could be declared as a power vacuum grows. the president running a high fever and the parliament is in recess. a close associate of the yanokovi yanokovich things a peace moo maker should be brought in. >> who can this mediator be? only someone acceptable to all sides. they must be from europe. all sides will trust them. the u.s.a. and russia must stay out of it. >> a growing need for effective mediation of any kind in this crisis is underlying by that issues by the ministry of defense. ukraine's top military commanders have demanded to know from president yanokovich what measures he intends to take to stabilize the country. >> the opposition activist is now in intensive care after surgery for the wounds inflicted during his kidnapping and torture. a vigil has been mounted by
opposition mps and friends at the hospital and ambassadors from the european union and the u.s. came to express their concern. on the frozen waters of the river that runs through kiev, fishermen were trying to forget the turmoil in the country and bring home some supper. >> it's time to do something. i have had no salary since last may. >> but the hopes of a breakthrough in the crisis still look forlorn. the nation is locked in a conflict that shows no sign of abating. david chater, al jazeera, kiev. >> live from kiev. the foreign minister of ukraine was speaking earlier say ting t government has made concessions and the ball is now in the opposition's court. how has the opposition responded to that? >> reporter: well, the ball is in the opposition's court.
they are not prepared to hit it back. they have repeatedly rejected a list of concessions offered by president yanokovich which started with the resignation of the unpopular former prime minister, but continued with a repeal of a very unpopular anti-protest law. after that, a new amnesty law was signed into being. >> happened on friday. that would pave the way for the release of hundreds of prisoners in return for the protesters giving up their occupation of this square and other government buildings. the opposition have also rejected the offer of making two keep opposition leaders, both the prime minister and the deputy prime minister. in terms of the coming out of it munich, the indication is from the opposition that they need something a little stronger, concessions that go much, much deeper. the head of the uda party has
called on the international community to help mediate the dispute. but perhaps one of the most immediate things that the people here, the more dedicated protesters as it were, want the president to step aside. >> clearly isn't on the cards any time soon by the looks of things. >> in germany today, we have been hearing comments from russia, from the eu, from the u.s. ukraine is being called a playing card stuck between the east and the west. is that the case? is that how it is seen there? >> i think historically, ukraine has often been described as something of a bargaining chip between east and west because of the clear-cut influences at play here clearly geo politicly, closer to russia, the voter base as it were for yanokovich are leaning a little bit closer towards russia because it has been populated by ethnic russians going back to soviet
times. the west is a country also has more of a leaning towards po land, towards the eu. naturally, it feels that it should be part of the european union. also, there was a divide between the old and young here maybe the younger people have seen neighboring post-soviet countries join the european union and prosper. they want the same thing to happen here. the end of the day whatever deal the opposition and the leadership come up with, it's a deal that needs to solve the schizophrenic geopolitical status of this nation. but over the last decade or so, there has been a flip-flopping between pro-russian governments, pro--western oriented governments and neither have been really able to hold the course. maybe if a break through is possible a government needs to be elected that is truly representative of the entire name. >> you just finally, if you will, just bring it up to speed on the some of numbers that we
are looking at there in the capital, kiev, number of protesters. we showed live pictures earlier. previously we have seen tens of thousands of people. now, it appears there is just a handful. >> absolutely. as i said earlier, the people who have gathered here on index square are more the dedicated movement. many have camped here overnight to keep that opposition presence alive it was something of a protest villagers now become more embedded more like a protest town. people are keeping warm around camp tires throughout the night despite plummeting temperatures. you are right in saying that the numbers have dwindled. traditionally, sunday has been the main day of protests. of course, those opposition leaders are going to be coming back from munich with news potentially of a breakthrough. they may scatage large-scale
rallies. thank you for joining us there from kiev. three people have been wounded in the latest anti-government demonstrations in thailand ahead of sunday's election e gunshots were heard in bangkok. dwayne hey is there >> reporter: this is exactly the sort of build up to sunday's election that everybody in thailand had feared. these people moving down this road here are anti-government protesters and they are coming from one of the central bangkok stages at another building a few meters down the road here also in the area is a pro-government group. as they are protesters are moving down here, there has been a lot of gun fear coming from somewhere and, also, explosions. there is very little security in this area. there are some soldiers, unarched and, also, some police but very little security at the moment. as you can see, protesters moving down this road.
this was an area of bangkok that the security forces, both military and police had warned could see violence on election day. we haven't even reached the day, yes. already, a lot of gunfire and explosions here. campaigning begins on sunday in afghanistan for the successor to the current president, hamid karzi. many won't be able to vote in the election. over 1 and a half million of them are in pakistan. a large number of after gans there are living in refugee camps. the u.n. efforts have helped bring almost 4 million after gans back home since 2002 >> reporter: originally from afghanistan. this is his country home, a refugee camp. he has been living here for the last 35 years but still struggles to feed his family. >> my car earns me one or $2 a
day. many, i don't earn many. this summer, i owned one $80. i 0 the grocerier two $00 for buyer floir to feed my family. >> the government wants them to leave the 81 refugee villages across the country. this population has grown into hundreds and thousands of people. many of those who returned home have come back. local officials say the growing number is making commissions even more desperate. >> almost three years ago, 100 or so families returned to afghanistan. they had to return because it wasn't safe for them there. >> refugees complained of limited opportunities there. they say aid agencies and pa pakistan's government have abandoned it. many, writing religious education in the absence of proper schools p the cash strapped administration wants the government to find a
solution. >> they are burdens on us. for the last 30 years, there have been more limited resources. we ha we will /*. some revelling huge ease were afraid to say they were rounded up. they accused the security forces of miss treatment and unlawful detentions. lafi says he has gone through difficult times all his life and he wants to go home. >> my hometown, there are many. people are my great from that period. >> as their parents continue to dream, another generation is growing up as refugees waiting to return to their homeland. >> coming up here on this news
hour, rations where the cash scandal has many thinking food is being stolen from them. inside the first privately run hotel. in sports, a golfer hitting a hot streak in dubai and he will be here with that story. united nations says the number of people killed by attacks in iraq during january was at least 733. they include 24 who died on thursday alone and six suicide bombers attacked transport ministry building in bag daig. some counts put it as the deadliest in the six years. the army is battling fighters
linked to al-qaeda. they took control of fallujah at the beginning of january. in egypt, one of the four trials of deposed president mohamed morsi has been adjourned until tuesday. he is being tried along with 14 others on charges of inciting the murder of protesters in 2012. earlier, cars carrying his lawyers were stacked by demonstrators as they arrived at court. morsi whose overthrow could face the death penalty if found guilty. it's been 35 days since the egyptians detained three al jazeera english journalists, mohammed fami, bajh mohammed have been held without charge since december 29th. they are accuse of spreading false news and having links to the muslim brotherhood. the golf in cairo says their cases have been referred to the criminal court. they have not been notified of
any formal churches. some have been detained for over section months. al jazeera rejects the allegations against all of them and continues top demand the unconditionable release of its journalists. >> a syrian government and the opposition are set to sit down until 10 days time, the first round wrapped up without any significant break through. meanwhile, no let up in the fighting on the ground this report. >> fighting in syria continues. >> this is fit with fouls fit and dropped from a helicopter. i was in the house with my family. just back from the hospital.
my mom is under the rubble, dead, in pieces killing up to 60 people on friday. the government forces target opposition strong holds. explosive barrels seem to be the weapon of choice now. south of damascus fell in front of the cameras got it share as well. causing death and disstruction. air raids in the northern suburb hit the city of morik causing civilians to flee from the town. rebels for their part athey have games on the ground in several
areas. the golan heights says it has advanced on government posts. rebel fighter use tapings to stop government forces from advancing into areas out of damascus. this vigil, the state is syria says it has taken control of several government agent check points north of aleppo. after more than two years of hit and run between the warring sides, i think so fleeing. there is no likely winner in this war. after the long days of talks in geneva, here in syria, the sound of war is much louder than the calls for peace. mohammed fial, access. >> that has driven 2.5 million people from their homes into neighboring countries. the lebanese border town is now home to hundreds of refugees. some new arrivals are being
forced to set up camp out of town and out of reach of aid agencies >> reporter: far beyond this lebanese checkpoint near the border with syria is a hum humanitarian tragedy. syrian refugees have out numbered lebanese residence so new rivals have no choice but to set up makeshift shelters in remote areas. best to care for her family after sher husband went missing in syria. her biggest worry is her elderly mother who is spending her last years as a destitute, cold and impoverished refugee. >> what happened in syria wasn't worth it. we had everything we ever wanted there, security and a lifeline. now, i feel nothing but fear, p pannek, hunger, cold and thirst because we get no water here all i can say is that there is nothing worse than our life here. >> the saying, "out of sight,
out of mind" could not apply more to these. aid agencies don't reach them. the refugees say they feel forgotten and neglected because they have been forced to find shelter in an area beyond the last lebanese military checkpoint near syria. they say only little aid reaches them and they feel they have almost no contact with the outside world. to the receive aid they have to walk through the checkpoint and into asad. every passing day is a struggle for survival. >> we are not receiving any aid. we were promised water tanks and fuel to stay warm. we were also promised by the landowner but got nothing. we pay for everything you see here. >> the syrian army has shelved this area several times in an attempt to destroy al smuggling
route. >> that's why aid agencies are not allow to arrive they're. we encourage people to come forward. we encourage people to come and for those who can't, we are working with local groups that are in these areas to try to help them heavy the refugees >> reporter: the people say struggling for survival is something they can get to. i seet invisible is much harder to accept. al jazeera. >> 14 villagers have been killed in the latest eruptioin of the volcano in indonesia. the area has been evacuated after recent e wrappings. correspondent sarah bassett on the line from the capitol, jacks has been following this quite closely. stand by for a major eruptioin. why were these villagers caught
off guard after five months, it had calmed down the last couple of days. >> actually, this morning had said people could go back to the villages that were further away than 5 kilometers. the group of people then decided to go back to a village that was closer and that's where they got killed they hadn't been to their village for a long time due to this constant eruptioin. basically they violatelated the rule that you can't got within 5 kilometers to the top of the mountain. >> this volcano is totally unpredictable office >> reporter: it is totally unpredictable. nobody knows when it will stop. it was dormant for 400 years:
two years ago, it stopped again and started again five months ago. every way thought it couldn't take that long. they were in the evacuation camp but it kept erupting and got worse in the last couple of weeks until it stopped and erupted again today. >> are there still people who need to be evacuated? >> mostt people -- most of the people didn't go back to their houses. more than 27,000 evacuees are still in these evacuation centers waiting for further development. >> poor harvest has resulted in rationing of maize. and corruption with the cash gate trial now underway.
public figures are accused of stealing millions of dollars in state funds. mike hanna reports >> reporter: people queue to put foot odd table. each allowed to buy 10 kilograms of maize at a time. all will have to come down again. drought followed by floods is one reason for the flood. many believe corruption contributed to it as much as climate and that food is being stolen from their mouths. people in the villages with fertilizer. >> subsidies for fertilizer and seed account for half of the annual agricultural budget. these are among the funds provided directly by international donors that have gone missing.
the bulk is produced by small sub cystens farmers like james nuango, a local pastor whose income relies on an excess crop that he can sell. this year, i didn't get any vfot liser at all, a huge garden. all of this maize was planted at the same time when the rains came unusual late in december. >> part of the crop was fertilized. this part of the crop was not. the farmer said he had a fraction of the vert liser needed. if we have to ask another question, who is getting this vert liser. this is the nation's bread bact, the green fields of the
core. while climate has a major impact on the size of the harvest, the rampant corruption being revealed in the capitol may also determine how much bread goes on the table. mike hanna, al jazeera. >> still to come on this news hour, we will be taking a ride on mum by's new mono rail. >> we don't have a loose track. we had to modify the roads. winter olympics. >> also coming up as libya competes for one of the biggest prizes in african football. next time on america tonight:
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countries. >> gunshots have been heard and three people have been wounded in the anti-government demonstrations ahead of sunday's e elections in bangkok. >> activists. >> un/* the red cross has been ordered to suspend its work in s sudan add the latest restrictions to aid acres. healthcare action food and services for more than a million and a half people in sudan. in nigeria, a pastor has been killed in a gun attack on the north. a similar attack on a simpling last sunday killed 47 people, then fighters suspected of
blowing to the arm group set off explosives and took hostages during a 5-hour siege. this report from the scene of the violence. one of the few people who survived when armed men raided the catholic church on sunday. he tells me how the man got into the church and killed at least 40 people as they moved around. he has been sitting right at the back in the corner and crawled out when the violence started. >> they encircled the church and firing. they kept firing. some of us followed us with vehicles and kept killing us like dogs. they didn't say anything. they did not tell us who they were or why. they just opened fire on us, and some of them were dressed like
law enforcement acts. >> no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but it looks like the work of a group that wants a strict form of islamic law i amposed across the country. they have been behind hundreds of similar attacks in the region. >> after stacking the compel, the militants raided the nearby village and began to burn, to loot and destroy homes. you can see people's pots and pans and some of the remnants of those homes. villagers fled and some died along the way. some of them survived and they are now being treated in hospital. >> knows who did escape without injuries fled to the nearby village and are living on hands out. husbands & sons were killed. >> i had to run and leave some of my children behind when attackers got one of my kids. they hit him on the head and he died. they then chased my husband into
the bush and killed him. for three days, people were looking for his body. they found him on the fourth day. >> thousands of soldiers were deployed to this region to stop last may. for several months, the villagers told us the soldiers don't come into the villages to protect them. they only patrol the highways which leaves them vulnerable. last week the defense staff promised the insurgency would end. villages like. more people killed, injured and sdmraidz. al jazeera. thousands of people have protested in spain against plans to restrict abortion access.
yes, laura. opposition to the draft has been growing steadily since the government unveiled it in december. thousands marched odd saturday. the last law would allow a woman to terminate her pregnancy only in exceptional circumstances. it was introduced by the ruling people's party which has a parliamentary majority so it's expected to pass easily. this from madrid. >> a 30-year-old single mother of one child living in pain. she recently found out she was pregnant. her reaction: >> when i discovered i was pregnant, i knew what i wanted or rather what i didn't want. >> she spoke to us just after she had a procedure to terminate her pregnancy, something that she is able to do under spanish law, but that right is now under threat. >> it's not right that the
government make these decisions for us. we are not talking about a car or a short-term job. it's something that kind offats your entire life. >> spain's association of gynecologist also fear it would be pa backward step for women. >>. >> every prohibition of abortions are going down. what changes is if it's legal or illegal is if you have safe abortions or not. >> the draft law would radically restrict the current law. only women who have been raped or who's lives are in danger would qualify for a termination. even then they would need permission from two separate doctors to abort. >> a woman's right to choose whether or not she can have an abortion is what's at steak here the justice minister is arguing it's just about the rule of law. he is arguing that the current law as it stands is
anti-constitutional and while any changes may appease the religious right-wing, it's proving so controversial members of the ruling conservative people's party are voicing opposition to it. >> they appear divided amend pro life activists have been campaigning for the law to go ahead. we will do as much as we can. we hope keep on, you know, demonstrating, rallying, writing letters to the prime minister, being in the media social networks to make sure that the prime minister understands the majority who voted for him and who want him to fulfill his commitment. >> spain is a secular country. the roman catholic church does cast a long shadow over such issues. it is a strong press in the country. might are against any change to the current law. the majority of the european pardon me has condemned the move. after years of a law, this will not be an easy issue to convince
the country otherwise. al jazeera, madrid. dozens of people have been evacuated in northern sush i can't because of snow drifts created by strong wind. at least 18 people rescued from cars and buses stuck in over three meters of snow. roads have been blocked and commuters linking serbia with hungary are stuck on the tracks. the british military has been put on standby has flood-hit areas in the united kingdom prepare for more heavy rain and high seize. flood warnings have been issued across the u.k. some have been under water for more than a month. residents are accuses local governments of failing to properly manage the water system. more flooding in the italian town of piza where hundreds of people have been evacuated. a high flood alert was put in place after heavy rains caused the river arnaut.
damage to people in the down's historic center. with less than a week to go before the sochi winter olymics, a protest condemning human rights violations in russia. demonstrators in paris formed a korfful huddle, the stunt was aimed at highlighting russia's anti-gay laws, use of torture and limits of free speech. russia said it's doing everything possible to help guests feel comfortable in sochi. mean while, the olympic torch relay has reached europe's highest peek in the mountain range. the flame was lit at the summit more than 5 and a half thousand am. it is nearing the end. oleum picks are said to begin on friday. india isn't known for its prowess in winter sport but
shiba is at recordbreaking luger who has qualified for the sochi olympics but he won't be able to represent india. katherine stansill traveled to one of his traveling grounds in france and sent this report >> reporter: it's fast. it's detail dangerous and many say it's completely addictive. the speed and fear that keep him on the luge track. he trains for the winter games in sochi, his fifth 0 almost picks. back home, this is his only way of training, racing through the himalayas, dodging cars and other hazards typical to the region in india, we don't have a luge track. we have had to modify the sleds with wheels. >> the expos you're brought donors helping to pay for his trip to sochi? >> he can reach speeds up to 150 kilometers an hour.
trying to negotiate this icy track is not his only challenge. they have been suspended because of corruption. >> means he cannot compete for india. >> there is no better feeling than carrying your country's flap flag. at the same time, we have had a lot of support from people back home. they told us know matter what, whether the flag is there or not they are supporting us. i feel the same way, you know, i will be still representing what it looks like there? >> india can't return to the ioc until new members have been elected. >> means sh i have a must compete as an independent athlete. grassroots support is strong. holtsed in a garage in a small french town with his one-time coach, the two work on his homemade sled which they built from scratch. they have gone from compete to go working together. sh i have a can no longer afford to pay him as a trainer but the bond is a special one. >> i was used to be a coach.
when i began to tray to be coach of sh i have a, i was coach and friend, but it's interesting. you can be more closed, understand more of each other. it's very great experience. >> the u.s. luge team has offered to help train sh i have a in the days leading up to the olympics. despite hurdles, he is hoping to race into the top 20. if not officially for his country for himself. the french alps. >> all of the news from europe for the moment. now back to you in doha. >> thanks very much. over the past couple of days, we have been seeing what life is like behind bars in brazil it has not been a pretty site. overcrowded, filthy and run by gangs. what's the situation in brazil's first privately run jail? a report has been seeing enormous comparison a report does contain some disturbing
images. >> a disturbing glimpse into the preps in the state of maranyow. at the video is proof of the violence prisoners are able to inflict upon each other. >> they are too gruesome on to put on air, prisoners shockingly multhsated. for all to see. the fallout has pet unprecedented pressure on brazil's government to quickly build new more modern and less crowded principleses like the one hear limited look inside what is brazil's first ptp, or private public partnership. a prison operated as a joint venture between the government and the private sector. compared to others in brazil, this is a 5-star accomodation the only principleser we are allowed to speak to runs the
storeroom that distributes uniforms and hygiene. >> they have psychologists. they have a lot of things that help the prisoners reenter society. there is no comparison. this prison unit is one of a kind. >> distribbuted each cell disposal containers. we were not allowed to view the cells. only photographs were provided. we were told there are only four prisoners per cell. >> that's unusual. we only receive prisoners here who have been sensed. so the law clearly states each prisoner has to have a spot here so there is no overcrowding. >> we are told the penitentiary only accepts prisoners willing to study and wore for three jars. minimum wage. both of which have shave time off of their sentences.
>> disciplinary action is still the state's responsibility while the private company running this private project is in charge of living conditions and security, which, by brazilian standards is state-of-the-art. there bench is a metal detector, a scan that can detect any metal that has been introduced into the body. all of this is expensive and some question why the private sector should be allowed to make a profit with public funds. >> why does the government allow this? because the government is tied to the private sector, which finances its campaigns. brazil treats prisoners as merchandise and prison as an industry. >> critics can see the first private private prison is setting a new standard in the penal system, presumably protecting as well as punishing the prisoners with its care. christy newman, brazil.
debut. it's revolutionizing the way millions travel. all aboard for the new mono rail. work is open for business. the first in indiana. costing $32,000,000,000. the financial capitol of the country has an old. the trains are old and if you will most of the time. while first phase of the new monorail is complete, the second phase is under construction. tickets costed as little as five u.s. cents for a minute of journey. air-conditioned carages and enough room for all. it may have been two years overdue but the public seemed to like what they see. >> i have never sat on a monorail before and not even on the metro in deli. this was a very nice experience.
>> millions of vehicles use the roads daily. this is a constant problem in a small area approximately 438 square kilometers. the alternative way to travel now is by looking up. >> this four-car mono rail has the capacity to carry 560 people along the first phase of the project. the mum by railways network. >> people close to this monorail who feels it doesn't benefit them some local residents are critical of the route and location for stations. >> i live close to the mono rail. but if you see wherever it is going to, i don't think it's really connecting to the commuter where they live and where they are going to work. >> the authorities say they have made the right choices.
>> most of the people in the area the monorail is expected to carry between 150 to 300,000 passengers a day. while that is a significant number in a city of over 20 million, the long-term hope is that they can change people's habits and perception of public transport in india's financial capital. al jazeera, mum by. >> now, let's get all of the sports? >> thank you. barcelona has a chance to go 3 points clear the top of the spanish league right now. they are in action against valencia. a pretty impossible angle. athletica playing on sunday. they have just equalized, more on the latest goal there. what if spain -- one of spain's
most celebrated managers has dead at the age of 75 t he led the european championship. aragonas was in charge of his country for 5 years and managed. as a player at athelico, scored 172 goals. >> he showed spain winning was no longer a possibility but a reality. without a doubt, it was due to his character and personality. >> that's impossible to forget. he played a key role in spanish football. he set the standards spain still follows to stay at the top. >> lots going on the english premier league. sundayer land won their match 3-nil after frustrating. west ham beat swansi 2-nil.
m manchester united scoring with a big deflected free kick, going at ha now. tottenham behind and everton, a 1-nil at home to aston villa libya's footballers earn a chance of winning first major international title. they will play ghana in the final in the african nation's championship. kickoff is a couple of years ago, a combination of players based in the con sonit. libya's footballers have enjoined a dream round in this competition and are one win away from a first major international title. clemente has said it would be the perfect give to the people who are not opts to winning cups and titles but a veryy tail ending to this african nation's campaign. intend on writing their own success story. ghana making a world cup appearance later this year. an opportunity for the young
players to stake a claim. up to 50 people expected to be here for the final a little bit later. part of the closing ceremony later. >> the hemisphere rugby competition ask back defending wales in action against italy. so far, so good for the home side in cardiff. first half from scott williams helping the well be to a 17-8 lead. later, france to host. 'england, a stunning back 9 is giving champ pineally steven gallagher a 2-shot lead. 39-year-old setting a tournament record by completing the final nine holes in 28 strokes. 16 under par. tiger woods had two few moments like this. 11 shots off of the pace. roy mcelroy has a it great
chance of victory. 69 wasn't a bad score. i felt like i left it there. hopefully they will start dropping for me tomorrow. i feel like i will need to get lorda to catch steven. beat enl the brooklyn nets 120 to 95, kevin durant was denied a chance of getting 30 points for a 13th game in a row. he had 26 with seven assists. when oklahoma coach scott brooks came to the final quarter. >> a hub for distance running, high a lot tut and history of success attacks winners from all over. >> it is expected to attract even more act let's. katherine reports >> reporter: itan is an
athlete's haven in western kenya more known for high-altitude training at 2,400 meters above sea level. it's an ultimate spot destination. it attacks thousands of runners worldwide. this is at a time chinese national steve. we need the possibility: we need to see the ambiance. >> that's very important. so the idea are promoting this team as a tourism staffed nation is gaining monument um but slow. >> it's a relatively new concept, and its potential here has not yet been harnessed. benefits to the local community have been minimal. >> established kenyan athletes wanted to change that.
there is a new running track in town. it's the only one outside the capitol in nairobi. this form ter pair mon runner is the brains hind it. she believes it will bring more guests. >> probably more people will see. it's not only about going to the beach or about going to the park. many people would like to spend a lot of time and money, also, in keeping fit. >> the track will help in the rainy season but it is tracks, high altitude and a history of producing running champions. katherine soy, al jazeera. western kenya. >> on our website, check that out, aljazeera.com/sports. >> andy, thanks very much indeed.
australians have launched an sos, a save our sharks message on the beach in western australian and allies on the other side of the country. all calling for a stop. three meter long great whites tiger sharks are being killed if they are straying too close to the beaches. the policy might work. inyou discriminal nat killers, whether they are two meters or more. >> that's why the community doesn't want it. what's amazing is so mary people in australia love sharks. this is demonstrated something about our national psyche that despite all of the fear, people are coming out in thousands across the country to say, you know what? >> their ocean. we respect them. we love them. we don't want them killed. >> stay with us. i will be right back.
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