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>> hello, and welcome to the news hour. we have your top stories around and around the world. scenes of utter devastation is emerging from the philippines. this is what was left behind, and the death toll could be in the thousands. day three of talks on iran's nuclear program, but is time running out for western powers to secure a deal.
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>> hello, we're in-done with the latest from europe. including back on the street. spain's highest criminal court frees convicted fighters. and for al jazeera, good news from the irish economy, agriculture is booming, and yes, they really are buffaloes here. >> well, it's been described as a disaster on a massive scale. typhoon haiyan has left a trail of destruction along the philippines. the death toll could be in the thousands. one of the hardest hit cities was taclaban. further south in parlo cars are stacked on top of each other and
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the entire town is covered in water three and a half meters deep. and this is the ski on the island of cebu, which is seeing it's second disaster in the month. it received a powerful earthquake just a few weeks ago. we have the latest on scene from nicole johnson. >> reporter: this is what the storit waslike when the storm ht taclaban. with it came floodwater. people rescued on mattresses as the water quickly rises. they're some of the lucky ones. this is what rescue crews are see when they reach isolated areas. devastated towns and villages. >> a tornado just passed us and the tornado lasted for four hours. just crumbling. at first it was the ceiling that
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went off, and then the roof just started to fly away in all directions. then the water just started coming. >> reporter: people are desperate. they need food and water. >> so we've got looting going on at a drugstore by the looks of it. >> reporter: the government knows this is a problem. >> we're opening as many stores that we can so people can access the food. there is some looting that is going on, and we've deployed an army and pmp as much as we can. and trying to secure power and water, which are the basics. >> reporter: the big problem now is getting the aid in with communications down it's hard for emergency organizations to organize relief. roads are blocked or flooded, and they're getting food and water in by air and sea is even difficult. it's military has only three
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hercules aircrafts to bring this morning. >> we're bringing in water food, filtration bags and body bags. a lot of people are dead, and we want to make sure that we manage the condition of the dead. >> reporter: the number of people who will have died will increase as workers reach isolated areas. >> it will be substantially more. we're not prepared to say how much more at this point of time. >> reporter: the government says there is an one kilometer wide strip inland from the sea where everything has been destroyed. and one united nations official even compared the scale of the devastation to the 2004 indian ocean tsunami. right now the priority is to find the dead and urgently find those who survived the storm. many of them will have lost
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everything. >> now it's still too early to know the full extent of the destruction in the philippines but the united nations estimate 4 million people have been affected across 36 provinces. tens of thousands of buildings have been raised to the ground and 240,000 people are now homeless. we're from the y. office for the coordination of you ma humanitan affairs to help those most affected. >> there are millions of people who experience the path of this typhoon, but it's difficult to know how many people are in need of assistance. we're looking at the government has provided a number of planes for delivery of food. it's a matter, as i said before, of us getting in there just to see exactly how many people do need our assistance. but it seems as if very few places have remained free from
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any kind of affect of the typhoon. luckily enough the people who were affected on the is a o 15tf october from the earthquake were likely hit by this. we'll have to get in before water-borne diseases begin. this is where we'll focus on and where the worl "world health organization" will focus on. it will deliver food that will keep a family of five going for three days. >> typhoon haiyan is now headed to vietnam. the government is advising that they should take shelter in schools and public buildings and
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the greatest risk could be from heavy rains. it appears that the u.s. and e.u. and iran are still in talks. if there is no deal iran said they will come back for fresh discussions in a week or so. we'll go to a james bays, who is standing by. there seems to be a lot of optimism is that optimism starting to fade on day three? >> well, i think that it is looking like it is possible. they will not reach a deal. it's still possible that there could an last-minute break through but certainly we've been told by a number of sources if they don't reach a deal here in the next few hours during saturday that these are busy foreign minister who is have to go about other duties, other engagements so they'll have to adjourn this and come back in seven days time.
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it's been watched very closely clearly all around the world and in tehran, the iranian president is not here, in the last few minutes on twitter he said the west should not miss this unique opportunity, and i think the reason he's addressing the comments to the west and the international community stead of the p 5 plus 1 a.m. it seems that the communication is on their side, the five permanent members of the security council and germany. but maybe you could call the p 5 plus 1 m p 5 against one, and it's not germany. it's france. if we don't get a deal it may be that france's objections stop the deal right now. everyone has told us that progress has been made, and they hope there will be relief if not
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today, but eventually. >> james, talk to us about worst case videos here. if all the parties cannot come to an agreement, anded a you said the world is watching this--what's happening in geneva right now. if an agreement cannot be made what happens next? >> well, i think the worry for all of those here is if they can't reach an agreement today yes there will be all sorts of talks of the progress they made, they'll be talk that they came bam very soon. they know there are lots of people out there who do not actually want this dealing to through. they know there are hard liners in tehran. they know in israel public opinion is against this deal and certainly the current government is strongly against this deal. in the gulf countries we know saudi arabia and many of those in that area, the gcc countries, they're opposed, i think, many of them to this deal, and then last of all you've got the u.s.
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and congress where the majority of opinion is also opposed to this deal. >> all right, james, thank you for getting us up-to-date. james bays speaking to us from geneva. and still to come on the al jazeera news hour, scrambling for votes. how south africa is coping with the generation so-called born free to the polls. and spear throwing, blow darts, we report on sporting events like you've never seen. >> for them it's about a lot more than simply competition. >> and in sports chinese make history. details coming up.
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>> spain's criminal court has released eight fighters from the basque group. >> yes, the decision to let them go follows an european court ruling which overturned spain's expansion of their jail sentences. they had taken their case to the court of european rights. it's possible that dozens more will be freed. >> one of nine members released from jail friday evening being greeted by his family. he had spent 27 years behind bars for two assassinations in 1985. he and others have been set fr free. she had been due for an early release in 2008 but that
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decision was squashed by the spanish courts. that was until it was ruled that it was illegal for spain to hold her in prison any longer. they decide that her rights had been violated and the spanish national court had no choice but to set her fear. it has not been without travellet. most vocal against the releases are those who have condemned the move. >> for us it has been terrible. it has been a very painful because we think that these release have been unfair, and the we are very, very upset. >> 800 people were killed in a campaign before a cease-fire was declared in 2011. and despite the pressure to keep them under behind bars more
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prisoners are expected to be released in the future. >> in pair race a man died and 14 others were hurt after a pyrotechnic explosions at an explosion. the man who died is thought to be the director. he died from a heart attack after the explosion. >> cutting salaries by 40% and laying off more than a thousand people. >> you people have been remembering moments 40 years ago when a bridge was destroyed by the croatian army. people threw flowers and a diving competition was held off the bring. >> there have been commemorations across germany to
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mark the 75th an invest of crysta anniversariary ofkrystal. >> remembering a day that was described as one of the darkest momenmoments in german history. they carried a banner that said, remember, and take part. >> the remembrance was as important today as it ever been. >> especially at a time when witnesses are dying out and becoming less and less we have to find new ways of commemorating and looking back on it. even in oh our democratic society today in order to make clear to everyone that we have accept people as they are, and i think we still have a lot to learn. >> it was 75 years ago that the
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nazis launched their attacks on german jews. it became known as kristallnacht, the night of broken glass. they smashed windows in shops and at least 90 jews killed and 7,000 businesses destroyed. this was just the beginning of the nazi's campaign to rid of country of its jewish populati population. germany leaders have used the anniversary to warn the country to be watchful against anti-semitism, it is a timely reminder. as across europe it is on the increase. >> on a spacewalk for the torch relay of the 2014 winter olympics. two cosmonauts took turns
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holding the torch across the space station. and the torch was not actually lit. the flames would be simply too dangerous to take on a spacecraft. we'll tell you why these people in the u.k. are hoping the force is with them. >> hundreds of people have been gathering in the venezuelaen capital to protest the president's handling of the economy. alessandro is in caracas. the protest versus died down now, but just what are the protesters demanding? >> reporter: well, they came here with a long list of complaints going from you the many shortages of some basic
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issuegoods such as milk and toit paper. they're protesting about the out-of-control inflation, and have been skyrocketing for the same amount of months. they're saying that now inflation is now 50% this year, and also other issues like the crisissing crime in caracas and other parts of the country. as you were saying they're pretty much leaving the area. it was blocked by students until just a few couple of minutes ago. the important thing they were happy with this gathering, and
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this is the first time that it happened here in venezuela. >> now alessandro, there is a general fear that venezuela might be at a risk of defaulti defaulting. is that justified? >> well, this is definitely what the protesters that are gathered here think. if you look at the numbers let's say behind politics you get a mixed bag. in one way the venezuelan economy is still strong because they're still sitting on some pretty large, very important amounts of oil. so the government still gets u.s. dollars and is able to pay its debts. that's why internationally venezuela stilvenezuela is stilt worth country. but prices are going up, and there is a general feeling that
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local currency is not very valuable any more. and that's why u.s. dollars are exchange eight or nine, even ten times higher on the illegal market. >> alessandro, thank you for that. reporting for us from caracas. >> now one example of how madero is trying to regulate the economy is forcing retailers to sell goods at fixed prices. sending soldiers to assist prices to a chain of electronic stores in caracas. they're accused of selling inventory at artificially high prices. many line up to take advantage of the new rates. south africa is in a nationwide scramble to sign up a new generation of voters. they're called the so-called born frees. elections will be held next year as the country celebrates 20
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years of democracy. but many of those born the year nelson mandela became president don't seem all that interested in politics. we have more from johannesburg. >> ihe was born in a free south africa. he's registering to vote for the first time next year but he's in a minority. less than 10% are registered to vote in the democracy. >> something that you serve, you maintain, just like you buy a car, it is new, it needs less maintenance right at the beginning, but as it grows older it needs more care, more maintenance, and so on so forth. i think that realization is beginning to dawn on our people. >> in this society the president needs these voters to believe in
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the national congress while it still maintains a comfortable majority the party has progressively lost support. but everyone is chasing the youth vote. they have set its sights on johannesburg. freedom fighters are trying to attract young voters taking land from white farmers without compensation. >> there is a vain of disconte discontent. some people feel life has not improved enough for some people in south africa. >> after graduation half of these students will not find a job. >> for 20 years they have been promising things that they failed to deliver. the young people are waiting for the correct moment to bring change upon themselves. >> it just feels like our vote doesn't count that much because corruption is there, and even if
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i vote they're going win. >> the golden age of political awareness does seem to be over. next year south africans will vote whether the party of nelson mandela is worthy of their support. >> the crisis in the central arching republic appears to be worsening. rebel fighters waving a new attacks against the army. on the crisis in central africa republic we traveled to the town of bawaa to find out more. >> soldiers from chad arrived here too late. most of the people who lived in village are now hiding in the bush. locals say members of celica and
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call themselves anti-balaka. >> they too burned our house usd took our cows and threat their throats. >> officials say it was a bush fire and not them that burned the village. with ak-47s and mortar they say they defeated more than a thousand rebels, but they can't explain why only four of their soldiers and eight anti-balacan men died. we're told these are pictures of the dead rebels dressed in military uniforms with green ribbons and local arms around their necks. they say the rebels are facing a rebellion of their own. it is not clear whether their enemy is a group of young disorganized people or if they are well armed and disciplined
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and loyal to the former president toppled in a coup in march. some say the former president is funding anti-balaka in an attempt to retake power. >> most of anti-bal aka are members of the army. i've seen them myself. there are around 30 of them. >> the rise of anti-balaka has complicated the situation here. celica are mainly muslim and anti-balack mostly christian. this is a fear that this could turn into a christian conflict. a monk who spent 20 years helping people here. he says enough is enough. >> never has this country been so humiliated and devastated by this rebellion, this crisis.
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we've seen regular systemic and sustained looting. we've never seen anything like it. >> anti-balaka rebels are on the move again. some say they're heading east. everyone here is certain that they will strike again. al jazeera, bouar. central western africa republic. >> violent protests in bangladesh, this was the scene where protesters set cars and buses on fire. the bangladesh national party has called for three days of actions. >> reporter: things are getting tense here in the bangladeshi capital. this follows the arrest on friday of several top officials
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of the opposition party by forces security forces and they have been charged with conspiring to attack police officers. in response to that, they have extended the general strike which is scheduled to begin on sunday two three days to three and a half days. already there has been outbreaks of violence and the main road between the capital and the port now blocked. all this because th to appoint l caretaker government. but in these latest events it seems that the grouped for any compromise has gotten much, much
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smaller, and the chances of it getting much, much larger. >> 20 years in the making. that's what has gone into one artist's plan for river in america. and some people are not happy about it. >> and in sports tiger woods in the third round at the turkish open. i'm phill torez. coming up this week on techknow. they may look like smokers. >> oh my gosh, it actually smells like pizza. i would eat this. >> they're not. >> wow. >> welcome to the world of vapor. >> there's like hundreds of variations that you can make. >> we tend to regulate that in this country. >> we don't like people making
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>> welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. reminder of our top stories. thousands of people are feared dead in the philippines in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan. 4 million people have been affected, many are without water or food: typhoon haiyan is now headed to vietnam. the greatest risk could be from heavy rains that are expected to last for several days. u.s. and european foreign ministers have still trying to come up with a deal to end the
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stand off against iran's nuclear program. they say they may be willing to ease sanctions if iran scales back sanctions against iran. now the eas east eastern cif baclaba and soldiers have been sent in to help. we're joined now from london, pete, thank you very much for making it on the show. as we understand it now, pete, the major obstacles seems to be access to those who have been affected by the disaster. explain to us how are emergency supplies being distributed to them? >> you're absolutely right. access is a massive issue. the red cross had four
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assessment teams already positioned hunkering down through the storm. now they're at work through their assessment areas. they're struggling to get very far. just the shear amount o sheer a. relief materials are beginning to be deployed but it is a slow process. we're supplementing that with materials on route from manila, and given the scale of the devastation, and how much the philippines have been affected by disasters in the last months and weeks. >> the philippine government had been prepared for haiyan, but looking at these pictures, how prepared can be for a disaster
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of this scale? >> well, that's right. it's very challenging, indeed. the good news, the philippine red cross has been assisting the government. that will have limited the death toll from being any higher than it currently is. but this is a picture that is beginning to emerge. we do fear that thousands of people will have lost their lives in this. there are still many remote areas even just towns that have not been reached, that we have not yet heard from. we're very concerned, indeed. that's why there has been a public afee appeal for funding. this is a very serious disaster and we need to do everything that we can. >> that's right, peter, and the true picture of the disaster
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from the philippines has not emerged yet, but we do know that haiyan is on its way to vietnam, and are they prepared for the onslaught. >> and vietnam is used to typhoon coming its way and used to heavy flooding. they were hit by a typhoon just weeks ago, and the red crosses that been helping with that. they'll do everything they can and they're evacuated where needed. but my concern the area has been inundated with floodwater, and with this rain we could see severe flooding there as well. >> thank you so much for coming on our show. peter garrett the disaster relief manager for the british red cross in london. now, for a sports fans who are hoping to watch a blow dart competition or tug-of-war the
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olympics games may prove to be a little disappointing. but for the native in about still, they showcase these events and a little more. here is the story. >> reporter: chants from indigenous people getting ready for competition. indigenous people from all over getting ready to take part of the 12th edition of the indigenous games. they'll compete in traditional sports, bow and arrow, blow dart competition, and wrestling among others, football breaks with tradition but it is an event. this is brazil, after all. >> in the tug-of-war we got to the finals and lost. but this year we came to try to win the games. >> we came here to share with other tribes that are our brothers, too. we're going to integrate among different ethnicities and meet
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different tribes. >> the olympics is coming to this country, the case can be made that it's this olympics that is more cleverly. colorful. there are mor several tribes taking part in these games, and for them it's about competition. >> it's our tradition, it's our culture, this is why we came from so far away, to share our culture with the outside world. >> reporter: but for the begins again they participate in a ceremonial dance to celebrate being together. filling the air with tribal song and dance, energy that will be transformed in bouts of athleticism in the coming days.
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>> aiming to change the way business is conducted to promote growth and strengthen the economy. it was 35 years ago that china's ruling party began moving away from its maoist ideology. it's president is looking to improve on that legacy. now the four-day summit will include talks of how to liberalize the economy and de centralize the government. land rights are also liking to be on the agenda. >> having lived in beijing all of her life but she's not officially a resident of beijing for her twins despite living
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there all of their lives. they don't hold the certificates because their parents came from a rural province, and that matters. without the certificate the adults can only apply for lower paid jobs. the family cannot access beijing's health services and they can't buy property or a car. children are restricted to certain schools and they cannot apply to the universities. >> we pay tax like beijing people but because of the system we're treated differently like we're second class people. >> the many rural chinese it feels like part of the con. the government encourages participation but discrimination those who arrive in the city. the big complaint is they don't have the same land rights. in cities ownership is established, and people can buy, sale, raise money by mortgaging it, but not here.
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although people have plot allocated to them 30 years ago they can't trade them. >> i would use the money to rebuild my house and send my daughter to a better school to get a better education. >> reporter: allowing people to raise capital on rural land could drive the economy by putting disposal econom disposan the hands of many. >> if we could narrow the gap it would be a very good thing for the country. >> china's fiscal leaders appear to have heard that message. all the speculation is that it's at the top of the agenda issue. the government is well aware of the grievances of the grievances, including those living in cities. reform land rights out here under the huko system will be
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slow. but it could be blinn. andrew thomas, al jazeera, chi china. >> facing a boom of applications from students who are desperate to become farmers. now to london for all the details. >> reporter: that's right. ireland's economy has been on its knees for several years. one area that it is doing well is that of farming. it's one sector that is hiring college graduates who otherwise would be forced to immigrate to find jobs. >> this scene at the university college dublin is more and a little unusual. for once the these students havo fear of being out of work when they leave college. >> the work we're doing, studying ph.ds for the previous four years, they've all been given jobs right in the industry. and in fact, they can't hold
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onto them because they're wanted so much in research and development. >> reporter: they're providing their own commentary on how they feel on the prospects of having to immigrant because youth unemployment is at 30%. this week one food supplier advertised jobs and had 4,000 applications for 300 placements. >> they are employing irish graduates, so it's an opportunity for students to stay in ireland and not have to immigrate for employment. >> it's good weather. >> yeah, when the rain comes in the moods go up. >> reporter: this is ireland's first buffalo herd grazing extremely happily in the november gloom. they brought the buffalo in and mastered the art of months real la and other buffalo cheese production and its turning into a growth industry of its own. >> we're getting a lot of
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positive feedback. especially when you get an an italian from the south of city saying it's as good or better than what they can get at home. >> they're finding ways to celebrate what it grows. this restaurant in dublin has it's whole menu from irish produce. >> there is so much to be said for using local produce, low carbon footprint, andens doctoring our own produce and using seasonality. absolutely there are people oh going into farming. it's a good business decision now as well as a worthy business decision. >> reporter: ireland is not the only poor country to see more people go back to the land. but it does show signs for a plan of growth. it would be a welcome thing if better food security ended up being an unintended consequence of the economic crisis. al jazeera, ireland.
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>> finally how do you fans which traveling to a galaxy far, far away? these hopeful "star wars" fans certainly do. they brave the rain here in the u.k. but the chance to audition for the new film that will be shooting her i here in the nextr or so. there will be audition auditio glasgow, dublin. so if you have to be an adventurous teenage girl or handsome 20-year-old boy, you may want to audition. i'm neither. >> a recor record-breaking perfe on the eve of a historic race. all that and more after the break.
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on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced
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>> time for sport. here is robin. >> hello, every, fifa president said that they ruled out the january world cup in qatar i in 2022. they met and discussed several issues of the tournament. >> they said that the decision for qatar to host the world cup in 2022 is not reversible. qatar is capable of hosting the
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event in winter or summer. thshifting the event to winter, but if the decision is taken, which will be after the brazil world cup 2014, it will have to be either the month of november and disease. december. he said it's impossible to host the event in january and february because it collides with the winter olympics. the topic has been brought up in every past conference with fifa, they have said that qatar are working very hard and aware of the problem and working very hard to fix it. >> the labor laws will be amended. attention will be paid to different inspections that are necessary, inspectors they are appointed. and also accommodations for all the workers. then i will say on the third
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part which has impressed me is that workers welfare charter and strategy where compliance is part of, and where with they are carved into labor and trafficking wrongdoing. >> although he has said his fiftvisit to qatar has been successful and the country is well ahead of the preparation it will be ready to host the world cup. >> on the pitch, the first chinese siz side to win the asin looking. 1-1 is how this finished, 3--on aggregate. it's first title in 23 years.
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>> the christiano ronaldo, took just 12 minutes to take the lead. christiano ronaldo, and there was quickly a second, and ronaldo got his second from the penalty spot, and the portuguese hat trick. the 5-1 demolition. liverpool after second in the english premiere league, once again the star of the show is scored twice as the other goals in the 4-0 win coming in, and arsenal who faced manchester united on sunday.
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elsewhere, chelsea could only manage a drawl against west bram. moving up to third in the premier league after the 4-1 win against hull. six-time world champions roger federer had to come from a set down to win and reach the semifinals of the event in london. the match was--and it was the argentinian with the first set. but the six-time former champion would take the next sets on a die break and send the match to a--that's it. there was a 3-3 lead. and they would take the lead and service the match. setting up the clash with world's number one. this will be a good one.
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france's victor, the world's number 108 carded a third round 63 to go 21 under par. the birdie, the first of nine from him on saturday. tiger woods is third after shooting, and the 11th hole, the american looking like he injured himself with the approach shot. incredibly the world number one managed to burning the hole. >> i was getting away with that a little bit. getting the momentum with more puts. it caught up with me and had a bad shot on the back, but some how i made four. >> let's get caught up on the latest. mark marquez is on poll.
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the circuit record of 1:33.2. and wins the title on sunday. he will become the youngest motogp champion. and second fastest in 25 on saturday. six internationals on to big wins for england, australia on saturday. south africa spring bo springbog in wales. later it's france against the world with champions new zealand. the nhl anaheim ducks keep their record intact. 6-2, scoring the first, the fires he has net his goals in
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his career. and the ducks have won all gamer games in california. accusations of bullying. one of the team's star players have been suspended after allegedly abusing and racially threatening one of its players. >> it's a story that has everyone talking. >> and i honestly believe jonathan martin saw that personality, saw that overbearing, egotistical strong willed alfa male and said i do not feel comfortable being around guys like this. that. >> that alfa male is richie incognito who is accused of bullying jonathan martin, a young player who has left the team. martin has now launch league action. and to many football players past and present that's a betrayal of the sport's core
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values. >> we don't allow weakness, the players on the team are so taken back by it. this is what we know what football locker room is, no weakness, and this guy is showing weakness. it's amazing to an nfl player. >> serious questions are being raised about what happened between those two players, whether it was sanctioned by managers. incognito is abused of physically and verbally abusing a player that he was supposed to be mentoring. and teammates have closed ranks. >> reporter: this is a divisive issue but for the game itself it could be far more dramatic. locker room culture could face a change up. jonathan martin's allegations, the potential fines and penalty that is the dolphins could end up paying could change how teams are run in the future.
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>> if mr. incould go neat toe is criminally penalized and i feel he could be gone after by state and federal laws independently as well. >> this is rapidly turning into one of the most high profile cases in american football and will challenge some of the sports' oldest practices. miami, florida. >> that is your sport. >> robin, thanks very much. now if you're familiar with the artist cristo you'll know that he's famous for landmarks. he hopes to cover an american river canyon with 10 kilometers of cloth. but not everyone is happy with the plan. we have more from colorado. >> reporter: it's called over the river, and this is the river. the arkansas in south central colorado. what cristo wants to do is suspend hundreds of panels of silvery cloth, nearly six miles of it in eight sections across a
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42-mile stretch of the river. it will show how sunlight will filter through the fabric. he said the best way to see it is underneath on a craft drifting through the big horn sheep canyon. >> that is spectacular, to experience it from the inner space of the river. it is a play of light passing into the fabric, reflecting on the water. >> up, not down. >> reporter: cristo and his team has been working on over the river for more than 20 years. they've had to get approval from state and federal agencies because much of their projects are on protected land. cristo is raising the $50 million it will cost by selling hundreds of preparatory works which he makes by hand. cristo and his late wife and collaborator jean-claude became famous for their out-sized and
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some say outlandish projects. >> all of our projects have this journey when the public has it in mind to try to stop this, and there are those who try to help us. you're part of the project, willing or not willing, you related to the project and created that energy. >> he say that he and jean-claude traveled all over the rocky mountains scouting 89 rivers before deciding this one, the arkansas, was perfect for their projects. but critics of over the river say this is anything but the ideal location. >> it's on the scale of a mining operation. >> ellen is the vice president of roar, which stands for rags over the arkansas river. the group has taken legal action to try to stop over the river saying the work to stop the anchors and fabric will damage
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the landscape. >> it is a major construction project in the middle of environmental concern. >> cristo's team say they'll minimize the damage. and others say they support the project. >> i think it will create a lot of attention for this part of colorado, and i think it will do a lot to put this area of the state on the map. >> assuming cristo wins the final rounds of legal wrangling work could begin as soon as next summer. construction could take another two years. when it's completed over the river will be up for just two weeks. cristo is famous for outmaneuvering and outlasting his opponents. but at nearly 60 years old over the river could be one of the last works of his long and winding career. >> that's another cloth. stay right here on al jazeera. we have another bulletin of news at the top of the hour.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are the stories that we're following for you. makeshift rescues in the philippines as typhoon haiyan. many living in makeshift tents while others do not survive. later the largest gathering of brazil's indigenous tribes. ♪ >> the death toll from typhoon haiyan is rising in the philippines. the red

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