tv Weekend News Al Jazeera March 5, 2016 5:00am-6:01am EST
this is al jazeera welcome to the news hour in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. china's prime minister warns of a battle ahead to raise economic growth. protests in istanbul after police raid the offices of turkey's biggest newspaper. gunmen attack a retirement home run by nuns in yemen killing 16 people.
the philippines impound a north korean ship under new u.n. sanctions. the chinese government has set a new economic growth target of between 6.5 and 7%. this is seen by analysts as another sign that growth may be slowing. >> reporter: this man has been selling group at the morning market here in beijing since 2010. business is slow. >> translation: who is my boss? the communist party. where did the customers go? you have to ask the communist party. business has been bad in the past year >> reporter: he is not alone. it has been a turbulent year. it is at its slowest in 25 years. the most important event in the political calendar is playing
out though. china, the last communist nation has changed considerably over the last 30 years. 3,000 delegates from across the nation attend. a report on the last year was given. >> translation: there are still inadequacies in the market. >> reporter: he went on to say more work needs to be done on government corruption and misconduct and that it is not just china's economy that is slowing. it is dploebl >> reporter: this is the great hall. what will take place here for the next ten days for the most part is political theater. that is because how china are to be run has already been decided by financials >> it is place where they put out new messages for public
consumption and then the meeting is actually discussing merely specifics of how to implement these things or maybe tweak it to make it better >> reporter: highlights of the five-year plan to be released during the congress. 10 million jobs and economic growth at 6.5 or above. some think it won't happen. >> somehow this higher lower growth can be maintained, but the 6.5% won't be achievable. >> reporter: not good news for people like this man. >> translation: i will definitely go back to my home town, maybe in one or two years. beijing is too expensive. it is hard to make one >> reporter: that's not the direction the communist party going. they want more people in cities and spending. heading towards what president xi jinping calls the china dream joining us now is a
political and economic affairs commentator. the party is aiming for a 6.5 to 7% growth. the question is really is this a conservative estimate or do you think there will be difficulties trying to reach this growth? >> it's a very pragmatic government and i think they had a lot of pressure to on bow down to the fact that they're not going to reach the 7%. i think people from reading a little bit more into this than actually there. i mean, it's fine to say you're a street vendor and things are not going well, but the economic figures and a little high. i think what is on the ground is different to what you see when you're listening to political commentators premier lee talked of difficult battles ahead. this is not just a warning for
the chinese population, but also global economy as well. >> yes. i mean, there's a kind of cart and horse situation. the global economy is looking increasingly at china and china is looking at the global economy. the question is which one is going to move. china's continued growth is at the center of world growth right now because within europe and the u.s. you're seeing the kind of crab-like sideways movement, a little bit of forward movement in the u.s., but in europe it is still undecided. the question is can the problems that are being faced in the developed countries be solved with fiscal and monetary policy and that increasingly, even the experts are saying those days are gone and that you have to reach structural reforms. the question is can they be done in u.s. and in europe. china is attempting to as it tries to climb out of this middle income trap, and that's
why you're seeing this deal 6.5% being stressed at the lower end because that would bring it to 2020 goal of being around that 12,000 per unit income that is typical of where the middle income trap kicks in premier lee also talks about the inadequacies in the government. are we about to see a ministerial shake up particularly in line with president xi jinping's anti corruption drive? >> i think you have to divide the two. anti corruption is purely about making sure that bad actors are not part of the government. the second part of this is, and this is going to be a continuing trend, both within the government and within private industry, is how do you actually implement these reforms. you need massive numbers of very, very capable administrators at that middle level to get it done u you've
seen his comments being given that policies are not being carried forth. some of this is because people are concerned, they don't want to raise their head at a time when there is a very, very aggressive anti corruption campaign, but this has to change if china is going to move forward. we cannot afford to have people doing nothing so that they can say they did nothing wrong certainly a very interesting transition period for china. it is always good talking to you. thank you so much police in istanbul have set up barricades outside the office of one of turkey's best known newspapers. it has reopened under government control after being raided by police over night. >> reporter: taking a stand against what people here see as a crackdown on media freedom. hundreds of protesters tried to block the entrance to the
newspaper offs osenkowski friday night. -- offices on friday night. >> translation: we're here to defend democracy and freedom and our basic rights. >> reporter: riot police pushed through the crowds with water cannon and tear gas. by early saturday morning they had got into the building. they pushed journalists covering the incident out andy victoriaed the editor-- and evicted theed tors. >> it has been a-- theeditor-- the editors. >> people are facing pridz, court cases or such control by the government. >> reporter: the police were acting under a court order to replace the management of the newspaper. the daily turkish paper has a
circulation of 650,000 copies, more than any other newspaper. it is run by a u.s. based cleric. he was once close to the president erdogan but over the last few years he has been accused of trying to overthrow the government and is leading what the authorities say is a terrorist organization. people close to him have been arrested and media groups linked to him have been taken over by pro-government managers. >> translation: such incidents have become normal these days. things you never thought could happen, happened. it's impossible to make sense of it. it is impossible to explain it by legal means. we condemn it. >> reporter: the last headline before the newspaper was raided reads "the constitution is suspended" the raid on the newspaper sparked immediate concern in washington and brussels, e.u. commissioner said he was extremely worried. a little earlier we spoke to robert peer son an a
furthermorer u.s. ambassador to turkey >> this move is not unexpected. this has the steps to this point have been taken in the past. i think that the president erdogan did this for two reasons. one is he said last week that he didn't respect the rulings of the constitution court that released two journalists who had been imprisoned, and he wants to take this opportunity as well to strike out against a former friend and ally and now enemy and alleged terrorist, the people who followed him. that movement were just his closest allies a few years ago and remained so until they uncovered extensive corruption in the party that mr erdogan heads and tried to bring criminal indictments against some of his own ministers. that is what caused the break. now mr erdogan refers to almost
anyone who opposes his rule as a terrorist - college profess, journalists, anyone who basically disagrees with him pope francis has condemned an attack on a retirement home in yemen. at least 16 including four nuns have been killed when gunmen targeted the home which was established by mother teresa's charity. >> reporter: from a place of safety and care this home for the elderly became the latest casualty in yemen's war. 16 people were killed including four nuns. the attackers surrounded the home in aden and asked to see their mothers. they handcuffed them and shot them at close range. >> translation: we heard the sound of gunfire and when we came out we saw them all dead in the garden. >> reporter: around 80 people lived at the home set up by the charity by mother teresa.
members find it is hard to believe that old people could be the target of armed groups >> >> this news is really shocking. the details that i get is that it happened at 8.30 in the morcombe local time while the sisters were serving breakfast. -- in the morning. >> reporter: the area has changed hands between houthi fighters and forces. more than 6,000 yemenis have been killed about and the children and the elderly are no exception the philippines has impounded a north korean ship docked near manilla. it is the first time since u.s. sanctions were enforced. they were imposed after the recent nuclear and missile tests by north korea. there has been no response by pyongyang at yet.
our correspondent is following this. >> reporter: nothing controversial found on board of the ship in terms of its cargo when it arrived it was carrying oil pod kernls. that has than been delivered. investigators have found various safety breaches in terms of fire safety equipment, electrical equipment and for that reason they decided not to allow it to leave port. now it has been impounded and the crew, the 21 north korean crew members who apparently were cooperative in this entire process, are being deported back to their home country. it is a very tough response by the philippines to what seems like a relatively minor infraction by the operators of this ship. what we know about it, is that it is registered in sierra leone, it is owned by a company in hong kong, but it is operated by ocean maritime management. that is a north korean entity in pyongyang. it operates 31 ships which are now very much under scrutiny as
a result of these most recent sanctions being agreed at the united nations. it was that entity which was operating the ship which in 2013 was found in panama with various armaments including two emderly fighter jets under a big cargo of sugar. again, nothing like that found on board this ship. it does seem to be an example of just how toughly these sanctions can be interpreted if the countries involved wants to do so. the philippines is, of course, a staunt u.s. ally, always likely to implement these safshgss to the letter, even beyond, perhaps. the question is whether other countries around the world will do the same, most importantly that china does by far the most of its trade still to come here, the u.n. secretary general leads a new effort to end africa's longest running territorial dispute. as borders close, refugees remain stranded in greece and smugglers cash in.
we have an al jazeera exclusive. it's also one of the biggest rivalries in football. but we tell you why the clash between tottenham and arsenal carries more weight than usual it has been a week since a partial ceasefire began in syria and since then there have been several violations with each side blaming the other. the u.n. says the truce has been a success allowing humanitarian aid to be delivered. our correspondent reports from the tur kish-syrian border >> reporter: a-- turkish-syrian border. >> reporter: a moment of peace. life seems normal in this marketplace in the city of aleppo in northern syria >> translation: people are out and buying, even bargaining about the price.
before the truce they didn't. they used to be scared >> reporter: no-one is under any illusion. temporary pause in fighting could be easily shattered at any minute. the opposition says it recorded over 150 violations by government forces on russian air force. the russians accused the rebels of more than 30 violations. >> translation: they're using a truce to regain the strengths after the big campaigns it launched and suffered it dearly. >> reporter: in some areas the war never stopped. the government forces are trying to advance in different areas. in aleppo's northern and southern countrysides, in latakia's countryside as well as the province of idlib. the government is fighting al-nusra front and i.s.i.l. neither group is included in the ceasefire deal. opposition fighters fear the government's recent move is part of a plan to besiege the city of
aleppo. russian air strikes and government forces were targeting rebel offences from the main highway. it is not far from the rebel held town which is the government's target. on the humanitarian front, the truce hasn't made any huge difference. the u.n. wants unrestricted access to half a million people in besieged areas. so far eight convoys have reached two areas as part of a plan agreed on before the truce started. the world health organisation says it delivered a truck of medicine to the towns north of aleppo. they say it is too early to say what the impact on aid has been. the syrian army and its allies are continuing with their military campaigns while rebel groups are accusing forces of mobilizing troops to seize more
opposition held territories. the truce is fragile and success is not guaranteed, but so far it has led to a drop in violence and that is good news for many syrians tens of thousands of people have taken part in anti-government protests in baghdad. friday's really was led by prominent shia cleric who says the iraqi government is corrupt. our correspondent reports from the iraqi capital. >> reporter: it was a challenge and a warning. iraqi security forces had banned this demonstration. just a fewer metres from the so-called green zone where iraqi officials and diplomats live and work. the rally went ahead as authorities stood back and watched. these are followers of she'. he is influential and his supporters are, perhaps, the last people iraqi security
forces want to battle. he said by video he was giving the government one last chance. >> translation: in a final attempt i call on all political parties, especially parliament, to begin dialogue with its people to remove this nightmare and the corrupt goovt >> reporter: he has set the end of the month to implement reforms the president promised would be done last year. he says his followers will not just be demonstrating at the gates. >> translation: if they don't agree to our demands, we will enter the green zone. we must obey his esteamed words. >> reporter: supporters have been the shia poor an disenfranchised. beware of anger of the hungry and poor the sign reads >> translation: this is a revolution of hungry and the poor, like the ones in history
that swept russia and europe >> reporter: a lot of the younger men are unemployed. they say they're systems of a corrupt system where they say you have to pay to get a government job. there does not seem enough support to make the changes. >> reporter: the parties now are meeting to see if they can come to a decision on a way forward to try to restructure the government or actually implement some of these reforms. with so much at stake here and political parties standing to lose power if they do that, it's not clear there will be change. his followers say they will do whatever their leader asks them to. he is telling them to be patient for now, but not for long greece has declared a state of emergency on its border with macedonia. thousands of refugees are stranded along the frontier with
only a few dozen allowed to cross. living conditions are deteriorating and it is fear more refugees will arrive. the greek prime minister says he will use next week's european summit in brussels to push for a major change in the e.u. border protection agency. as refugees become more desperate, a growing number are turning to gangs in athens who are selling fake british and european passports. >> reporter: victoria square, athens, a place popular with refugees and migrants stuck in greece. evidence day they come here to get information about the border and alternative routes to get out of greece. for some these desperate people are a business opportunity. the cafés are teaming with people smugglers. >> you can see in five minutes, i'm sure about this, somebody
says, if you want to go to any country, i can help you. i'm sure this is illegal. >> reporter: with the border closed for most of the refugees, they say they only have two options, to either pay smugglers or get struck in greece. this disaster is a situation which will make these criminal gangs to make money as long as there is a desperate supply of decemb december-- desperate and displaced. >> reporter: i found this smuggler and asked for a passport. he said it will cost us 350 euros, but before my photo was laminated into it the smuggler wanted his money. we decided to stall the process at this point
>> reporter: >> reporter: the smuggler kept calling us the next day, but we didn't respond. the smuggling business in athens is a vast industry with different layers. police acknowledge that they face an uphill battle against the smugglers. people who can't afford the fake documents, they are forced to travel on dangerous routes. thousands are on the move every day. it is the hope of being closer to a new life that many refugees
say keeps them moving. their past has been destroyed and now for their future they continue to seek many of those seeking refuge in europe have been separated from their families. al jazeera met one man who fled the fighting in syria. he has returned to his native gaza but is hoping to be reunited with his wife and children who are now in germany. >> translation: i was born in 1951 in gaza. after the war in 1967 i fled to syria and started a new life, got married and had children. as a family we lived a normal happy life. things were going well. the war in syria broke out. we knew we weren't safe any more. the situation in the camp became unbearable and we decided to escape. we were denied access to lebanon because of our palestinian passports. we tried to go to turkey, then jordan and it was miserable.
finally we managed to fly to egypt from damascusment then in the tunnels we arrived in gaza. my wife, a syrian and my sons and families with were with me. we knew that the situation in gaza was not good either. the war, the destruction, but this didn't stop us from coming here. after all, we're part of this land and this people. at the beginning we receival welfare money, $200 per person and $125 as a housing allowance. these were only temporary solutions. we stopped receiving the payments two years ago. our houses and shops were destroyed in the war with israel in 2014. unemployment is very high in gaza. it is not easy to ask people for work. there are about 400 families from libya, syria and yemen in gaza. we automatic need help. we started to go towards europe. we had no choice but to do the dangerous sea journey.
a lot of people are dying. my wife and five children managed to get to germany. i was afraid. i was not at that container where lots of refugees sufficient indicated in austria. some of my family is in germany, some went to the netherlands. i want to join my wife and my kids. as you can see, we live in a house which doesn't get sunlight. we're not after a life of luxury or anything, we just want to be treated accidently. we want a place where we can live with dignity let's take a took he weather now with rob who is here to tell us about march snow in the u.k. >> reporter: yes. we have to say the last four weeks in britain have been the proper winter. it was mild appeared wet before that. i will over play a nice picture from the hills of derbishire.
this was a lot of snow. this is sheep, or at least part of the sheep. it's not that rare to get snow there until spring, but and they are ready for it. nevertheless it has been late coming this year. the driving system is still very visible here. there is a big circulation, low pressure near holland. it is a fairly miserable day. not necessarily snow, but 6 degrees in manchester and that northerly wind. that is part of a bigger system that is affecting all of europe. the cold wind has gone as far as spain more than once. 15 mils of rain here. the temperature hasn't been that low. madrid is down to 11. this is later on during salted. of course, this system is going to sit where it is and as it circulates it will bring more snow to the high ground of spain, all over the alalps.
they love it there. of course, it might bring it down to the mountains and the more disappointing weather is sitting down the coast thanks very much. there's lots more ahead here on al jazeera. there's anger in praz ilas a corruption scandal dents the reputation of a popular former presidential. plus. from ramba, we hear a sim to fon ee orchestra. in sport it's a good day for former world number one for adam scott. we will have all the details in about 20 minutes. about 20 minutes.
you're watching al jazeera news hour. a reminder of our headlines. china has set an economic growth rate of 6.5 to 7% growth rate. turkish police have used tear gas and water cannon against protesters outside an opposition newspaper office. it is now operating under government control following a court order that it should be put under the management of trustees. greece has declared a state of emergency on its border with macedonia. thousands of refugees are stranded along the frontier with only a few dozen allowed to cross into macedonia.
our correspondent join us us from idomeni. what is the significance of greece declaring this state of emergency. what does it actually mean? >> reporter: it is declaring a state of emergency on the two most municipalities along the border area where much of this crisis is unfolding. now, that means that it paves the way for the municipalities to get emergency funds. from what we understand, the 200,000 euros will be immediately released, more to follow, because so for here in the camp and the makeshift camp it is only local organizations and ngos that were operating. now with the funds the municipalities can get involved. we were talking to the mayor and like this you can send doctors to help out, there's certainly a
big need of doctors here. there is very high rate of gastro of the children. they will also be able to prove more tents. nearly 2,000 people actually slept outdoors under the rape for the past two nights. so certainly that will improve the conditions here. it will also help the people who live in this area. all this makeshift camps that you see me is actually on private land belonging to farmers and they are getting more and more worried about what is going to happen. they see no end to the situation. they also want compensation no doubt the fresh injection of aid will be very welcome, particularly by those who are living in those tents behind you. just take us through the sort of conditions that they're facing, these refugees are facing there on the border.
>> reporter: it's very difficult conditions because it has been a struggle for aid organizations to try to organise all of this. the number keeps on rising dramatically every 24 hours. the latest count we got was, as of last night, more or less 12,000 people who are camped in area, probably more arrived over night because we have seen them walking on the highway. so the number by tonight could be 13 to 14 thousand. they arrive and they set up their tents wherever they find the spot, but there are very few facilities for them. also there's a shortage of food, not enough food to cope with the amount of people. we've seen children walking barefoot over the past two days it was raining, so a lot of the tents were completely soaked. people were sick. it's very difficult conditions and the fact that more and more people keep arising because they don't want to be in those reception centers away from the
border makes that very difficult to organise that. the mayor would like the people to be evacuated and returned to the reception center and from there the relocation to happen. that's the same view the e.u. want but that's not in place. we will have to see how these people can be evacuated from the border area, if, indeed, it comes to that thank you for that. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon is in the disputed territory of western sahara in the latest effort to end the long-running conflict between morocco and a front movement. his trip to africa is unlikely to ache much headway. >> reporter: these refugees have been hoping for an end to western sahara's conflict for 40 years. it is africa's longest dispute.
nows have been living in camps like these sprawling a vast desert area along algeria's border with morocco and many of them hope there will be an end to the conflict soon. this front has been fighting for an independent state in western sa bihar a-- sahara and it wants a u.n. vote to determine the future of the territory. the king visited western sahara recently and ruled out any compromise on the disputed territory. instead, he has launched major department programs in the region and says morocco sovereignty over western sahara cannot be challenged. the moroccan government said it is ready to offer the people autonomy.
the conflict began in 1975 when morocco took control and an armed rebellion soon followed. fighting continued until 1991, the year the u.n. managed to broker ceasefire and establish a mission in the western saharan city. the ceasefire was the u.n. only success. the two rivals have held many talks in the past but failed to overcome their differences. now, the united nations general ban ki-moon is hoping to achieve what has eluded its predecessors and find lasting piece in the area a freelance journalist specializing in the western sahara region. he joins us now. thank you for being with us. this is known as africa's
longest dispute. however, there could be a possible break through with morocco offering to recognise the region of as being awe tonne nous. is this-- autonomous. is this enough for the people there? >> from what i've seen, the people from western sahara will not accept this. they only want their full territory back. that's the thing. they made their position back in 1991 after the ceasefire was brokered. due to, like - the u.n. didn't manage to do the referendum on self-determination, due to a key point which is the process saying who will vote, actually,
if they are occupied territories just explain to us, what is algeria's role in this particular dispute? we know that they support the polisario front. we know they want the independent state. do you think they will be pushing the front to accept the autonomy offer? >> from what i know, i'm not sure that they will try to push the front, actually, because considering it has been an [indistinct] with militaries. it is up to them to make the decision, actually. algeria will always support their decision, the u.n.'s decision thank you very much for joining us on the show
a human rights group has warned that dangerous levels of heavy metals from oil production have leaked into south sudan's drinking water. the german-based group says 180,000 people are at risk. >> reporter: the people of this village in south sudan take groundwater straight from the source. they use it for drinking, washing and cooking, but within sight of this small community is the altor oil facility. it hasn't functioned for more than two years since the oil company evacuated at the start of the conflict. broken pipes lie rusting in pools of filtdzy water and oil covers the ground. in the hospital at the nearby hospital the staff say they have seen ilns that could be caused by pollution. no tests have been performed,
but this doctor says he wouldn't drink it. -- illnesses-- >> if you put it in a container, when the water ee evaporates, it leaves white which you can see. >> reporter: it is seen all over the planes. the rebels came through here and destroyed everything here. that meant the people working for the oil company had to run away. they were not able to shut down the production properly. much of the oil facility here has fallen into disrepair. pipe dripped toxic oil into the ground. people who live around here it is contaminating the groundwater and making them sick. >> translation: the water we drink is right by an oil well. it contains the oil that comes from the wells that have been drilled out here, but we trust god and drink it. i think it causes disease $s.
if you smell the water that we drink, it's not suitable for humans. >> reporter: al jazeera contacted the government and the oil company several times but are still waiting for a response. the people, however, have no alternative but to drink the water more than a dozen protesters have chanted black lives matter at donald trump's rally and banners saying your words are killing people. retired neurosurgeon ben carson has pulled out of the race. he announced he was suspending his campaign at a gathering on friday. his decision to stop campaigning comes after a disappointing super tuesday finish brazil's president has criticized a police raid on the
home of her political, mentor and predecessor. he was detained and questioned about a multi billion dollar corruption scandal. >> reporter: emotions are running high in brazil as the investigation into petrobras takes a turn. hundreds of police raided numerous properties across three brazilian states. brought in for questioning, the former president, the widely politician who is known as the champion of the poor. he called it a sad day for brazil i don't know democracy. >> translation: all they had to dough was tell me me they were coming but they acted with arrogance and a show.
>> reporter: the president called the police action extreme. >> translation: i want to express my utter dissatisfaction with the fact that the former president, who repeatedly appeared on a voluntary basis to provide information before the competent authorities, is now subjected to an unnecessary coercive condition to provide yet more testimony. >> reporter: over 50 high-level politicians are suspected of receiving kickbacks and favours from large companies in exchange for contracts with petrobras. the investigation has been underway for two years. on thursday, speaker of the lower house, became the first to face formal charges. he is also leading impeachment proceedings against the president. >> reporter: the turmoil caused by the investigation has paralysed the government and will brazilians are disappointed. >> reporter: the anti corruption drive speaks to deeper divisions
in the society >> i think the basic thing is a class division. so you have, basically, you know, traditional middle-class and upper class. that is the clincher. they're contrary to the more popular oriented governments of the left. >> reporter: battle lines are being drawn on the streets and demonstrators are taking sides. the only certainty now is that difficult days lie ahead still to come here on al jazeera, we've got all the sports news, the stakes are high for this herd of cattle in the rally of mexico. we will have all the details after the break. after the break.
guatemala is the birth place of the amyah people and has one of the largest indigenous people groups. david mercer reports some of these languages are risk at disappearing. >> reporter: this man is determined to keep their language. there are 200,000 but only a handful of elders speaks the language. he is starting by teaching the teachers. >> translation: if i die, what's going to happen with this knowledge? it will be lost.
if i share it in the schools with the teepers and the friends, it the flourish. >> reporter: since the rival of spanish, racism and discrimination have chipped away at the indigenous cultures and with that their languages. they now account for about 40% of guatemala's population, still large enough a block to force the government into action. >> reporter: in 2002 guatemala passed a law officially recognising 23 indigenous languages. the law also required the government funds be made available to languages that are in danger of disappearing. in spite of that promise, the production of dictionarys and other educational materials in indigenous languages has fallen to larger groups. this woman says the government should meet their obligations. >> translation: the government support is minimal. it does not make the indigenous communities a priority. they think they don't need help
because they have always lived and will always live the same way >> reporter: this man believes pride in one's culture is central. the 26-year-old was never taught the language when he grew up but he shares what he learns with his students in this private school. >> translation: i want my students at least to learn the foundations of the language. i know that participating in their culture will open them up to many things in the future. they can share in this technology with their family. >> reporter: the language hanging on by a thread, kept alive by those who treasurer it, and hope that it will mean the same to the generations that follow with sports now. >> reporter: i will start with football. there are two huge games on saturday, both of which could go a long way to decide who wins the respective lesion. first up, in germany, leaders
munich go to the second place dortmu are ndd. dortmund has no doubt about his opposite number >> translation: we are searching for improvement, for inannoy invitations, and with regard to this, it is one of the best to ininspire. he is probably the best at the moment. the most successful. it headaches it even nicer to play against him now and to be a coach of a team that is able to do this. >> reporter: before that, all eyes will be on north london where arsenal will make the short street to play tottenham. they're third in the table. it's the biggest meeting between the two in 9107 year history >> it is an important game. we prepare like that.
it is the same with the same intensity, and focus. it is not more special things to do. maybe the impact and the consequence on the table is bigger, but the preparation is the same. >> it's difficult to know if they have player that have the ability to play for win title. what has happened with manchester united last night. you know, and for us we are able to beat manchester city away. last night it was difficult. i think sometimes we use a lot of topic in football. a lot of topics. football is simple. it is not too complicated. you have a lot of example, no. >> reporter: arsenal is the early kick-off in england. chelsea will look to maintain their unbeaten run when they
host stoke. >> of course, we have in mind the upcoming two games on wednesday and saturday, but a big butt, i think we take all premier leg games serious. we have the same approach on this as well. we are not in the situation and we will not allow ourselves to make this pregame for wednesday game. i think it is not good for the team as well. they must go and stay in the dynamic of the last weeks. >> reporter: real madrid had - this is the early kick off fold by real. the fifth travel to getafe.
the world number one adam scott has been given a two shot round in the championship in florida. he is look for back to back victories. eight birdies in his second round. he finished on ten under par overall. close behind, two shots behind rory macelrovy. he is now eight under in his second round. the current world number one travelled a bit on friday. he is six shots off the pace after he hit second round 72. >> absolutely. it's just the start you wanted. look at the leader board. i'm sure it will go an amading weekend out here. -- an amazing weekend out here. >> i think i was up there in birdies in areas, i made more
birdies more than anyone. birdies have been in there, it's just eradicating the bad stuff. those puts from inside ten feet to see it, keep momentum, those have been missing. i held those today. that say difference. 71s and 70 are being turned into 65s. leyton hewitt was in the davis cup. he took the experience pairs of the breathalyzer an brothers. in the end it was the u.s. sprz leading the tie to one. plenty of entirelies on day three of the cycling championships. they all celebrated gold. the top aussie in the points
race. great britain an have two gold model and a total of six. in the mb a.u. tah was beaten. it was the third win in a row. they've now won seven out of their last nine games. the stakes were high for world champion has he came across a rare site in mexico. a herd of cattle moved out of the way just in time. he says he doesn't have a beef with the organisers. i take no responsibility for that. my producer wrote that music is a lifeline for many in the democratic republic of
congo. a story of car's most dedicated symphony orchestra. >> reporter: it is early evening in one of the poorer neighborhoods of the capital where this orchestra is rehearsing. most of the musicians have a steady income. they do what they must during the day. we find them rehearsing the conductor's old composition, a story of the transcribe legislations and how they're-- transcribe legislations and hour they're coming over them. the orchestra was formed in 19782 in his father's church. >> translation: thee things have changed. we are seeing more people but
there is still much to do. >> reporter: in down town this music dominates the night scene. people come out to listen and dance to songs by some of the continent's greatest artists. there is a rich music culture. we're now listening to the most popular music in the country. many people here to appreciate classical music has been difficult. the band trys out a classical tune. it's not something that would be able to watch. >> translation: our music is so popular because it is our language. the young people today just want to play and listen to foreign music.
>> reporter: back at the church it is the children's time to rehearse. they don't hit perfect notes, but they're passionate and practice every day. this boy says playing his violin keeps his grounded. he is in second school and plans to join the main orchestra group. one day he also plans to compose and conduct his own music. >> translation: i love this. when i saw the others playing it, i wanted to study it. >> reporter: the young musician and his dad have to go home before it is too dark. they leave in a more dangerous part of the neighborhood. his older siblings are also in the orchestra. they say the music is a per effect example of breaking barriers and overcoming the odds stay with us here on al jazeera. we've got more news for you at
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