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>> that is aljazeera. ♪ theme >> hello, welcome to the news hour. the world's top news stairs, beginning with patrol on african union troops fighting al shabab. >> al shabab has said that one of their soldiers has been killed in a nighttime raid. >> helicopters and planes search for bodies off the italian island where bad weather is
preventing divorce from reaching the sungen boat. >> a day after deadly protests in cairo, plus. >> wanted, dead or alive, i'll be telling you why malaysia has launched a nationwide rat hunt. >> western forces have attacked an al shabab base in a town on the somalia course, according company csomalia intelligence o. the raid comes two weeks after a shopping mall was attacked in kenya. 72 people died at the west gate mall in nairobi. we have reporters in both
countries, let's start with peter. peter, what more do we know about this attack? this nighttime raid? >> according to al shabab it took place at 2:00 in the morning. they say a scad ron of western special forces attacked the beach and focused operations on asafe house that was right on the waterfront. they say that one of their soldiers was killed in the operation, but they say that no one of any significant command was there at the time and that none were hurt in the operation itself. they say that they have evidence that there was -- the raid was carried out by british and turkish special forces. i've been told separately by other western sources that it was americans. that clearly remains to be confirmed, but the sources we have talked to said they believed that al shabab senior commander was at the house at the time, that they have also
said they believe he escaped without injury. >> this what is a road side bomb does to an armored troop carrier. al shabab laid the charge, punching the hole in the engine by carrying troops through mogadishu. the soldiers survived. the vehicle is a wreck. after six years of constant grinding work, their equipment is wearing out. >> the operation we're working on. >> inside a briefing room, a group of senior officers explain their problem. >> we will go from mogadishu to our main supply route to sector three. >> if the unit decides to advance against al shabab, these men will work out how to do it. commanders have over 17,000 troops to cover almost half a million square kilometers are scrub land. they can defend a handful of key
towns, but the countryside belongs to al shabab. >> if we had a bit of more tools and enable us to continue our operations on ground, that would be better, and that's what we are asking today, international community. >> this is the sharp end of that problem. the company is on a foot patrol in the abshabab territory just beyond their base. the sierra leone soldiers have experience, but holding anything in the countryside is impossible. >> this practical, designed to maintain secure around the bases, the problem is they don't have the resources to take the fight to al shabab, so the battle's taking place during
much of the time and the place that al shabab chooses. >> eventually we find a cave that al shabab uses to launch attacks. it's empty now, but there is nothing the soldiers can do to stop the rebels from returning. >> we don't see them, except when we are on the defense, we are attacked. >> they tend to attack on their terms. >> yes. >> so even if the african union decides it is time to strike al shabab for the attack in nairobi, they couldn't do it without extra men or equipment. they don't even have a single helicopter. the question is what happens now. there is a sense from a lot of people, military analysts and sources we've been talking to that this strike last night on the al shabab base is a very strong signal that the attack is now going to be into the heart
of al shabab territory. of course, there are a lot of concerns here about how the armed group will now respond to this attack. in the past, what we've seep after similar raised by western forces against al shabab facilities and al shabab fighters is attacks here in the capitol itself. we can expect to see security tightening up in the coming days and weeks while they wait to see how this evolves. >> thank you very much, peter in mogadishu. and drew is in the port city in kenya. we just heard from peter about that nighttime raid against al shabab. obviously retaliation for the raid and siege at the mall in nairobi, there have been developments on that story. the military has started to name names.
what are the details? >> that's right, steven. first of all, the unofficial release through sources firstly through the kenyan media, then others of the video showing the four gunman in a storeroom in the supermarket looking quite casual, at time sharing the time about five hours after the initial attack in most of the killing, no sign of any hostages. now we have names given by the kenyan defense force, it's spokesman giving these names. a somali, and omar neban, known company item from the district here, where he left 16 years of age. sources suggest he left with his uncle to go to somalia.
he is a kenyan arab. we understand from the united nations monitoring group that he may well have been related to the most wanted al-qaeda operative in the east african region. he was killed in 2009 in a strike led by u.s. navy seals. furthermore, the u.n. monitoring group also knows of two more names, they are apparently part opartof the al hidja group, both believed to be kenyan in their origin. no questions have been answered. security forces are pushing the number four, but that's confusing all round, because at the initial stages, the kenyan
government was saying that it killed five of the attackers. so were these four men under the this whether it collapsed? could they have escaped? none of these questions are answered, but there seems to be selective leaking by sources in the kenyan defense force and police service about how the investigation is going. this could be to reassure kennens that there is progress. >> it could be, as you say more questions than clearances. your base at the moment, the sectarian tension there. >> there is. it seems to be relatively calm. there is another district where there was a mosque, friday prayers. a riot broke out afterwards, a christian church set on fire. four people died, one shot dead by live rounds we've now heard
and the other three stabbed to death. the security forces insist the situation is now calm, but there is a lot of concern about an attack on a muslim cleric on thursday night, just outside mumbasa in which the cleric died and three of his friends killed, sprayed with gunfire. the police are treating this as an orderly crime, quote unquote. they are accusing the police are effectively targeting people they consider to be al shabab sympathizers, which a lot of them deny. the police, i spoke to the commander of mumbasa county said we will give you the the evidence, we're investigating this, we'll go all the way. i spoke to another cleric who is allegedly on a list of wanted. he is on a u.n. security council list, as well and barred from tring beuse of allegations that he sympathizes and even
funds al shabab. i spoke to him and he said i'm here, i'm not on the run as some security force were saying. i'm here, they can investigate me as much as they want, i am not in anyway, in any way at all connected to al shabab. the police are briefing differently at that. you get the level of tension with fingers pointed in all directions and an escalation of fear in this city, which is very popular as a tourist destination. >> thank you very much, andrew simmons reporting from mumbasa, peter from mogadishu. thank you both. >> at least 16 soldiers were killed at a check point south of the capitol tripoli. the attack is near a town that used to be a strong hold of
gaddafi. >> security forces prevented protestors from gathering. both sides called for mass protests tomorrow, which is the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war. >> egypt's political, military and religious leader the were in cairo to commemorate that anniversary today. the prime minister laid a wreath at a memorial. >> here are some key events of the 1973 war. it began on october 6 when egyptian and syrian forces attacked dealy positions. ten days later, israel began that a massive counterattack, trapping the egyptian army. a ceasefire was signed on october 25, but the fighting
stretched into january, the following year and affected relations with israel for decades to come. we're joined on the line now from cairo by one of our correspondents we are not naming for security reasons. first, cairo getting ready for a big celebration of that october war on sunday, but it's a pro military marches and the anti coup alliance head into tar tahr square, how will that work? >> we've been hearing from the authorities that even though they closed tar require square until monday, it's completely empty now. they said they will allow pedestrians in on sunday to watch some sort of military march past the vans and personnel, and they're saying that that will go ahead, even though there was a suspicion that they were going to keep
tahrir square closed. we understand that they are not going to allow them to get this far. we saw a demonstration on friday they've beefed up security already around the square. we are seeing a lot more vehicles parked, so there is a lot of preparation going on to try to keep these two sides apart. >> how do the military's elite, if you can call it that, plan to
mark the anniversary tomorrow? >> at the moment, they're planning to be in the park. morsi was in charge last year, a subdued event held in cairo stadium. they've gotten together and had music and a big celebration, if you like, real pride in the egyptian military. the interim president, prime minister are planning to take center stage at this event on sunday afternoon, but there is a caveat to this. the authorities are saying look, if there is a risk in security, if there are confrontations going on in that stay and the procedures we've got in place, then we will probably change all these plans. it's a fluctuating situation and
they're really watching this afternoon, because there are sporadic protests going on, as well. we are hearing of two in cairo, they are going on. they are keep i go a close eye on how this escalates or how the alliance behaves tomorrow afternoon and things could well change. >> thanks for joining us this hour. >> iran supreme leader has weighed in on his trip last month, saying he supports rouhani's diplomatic effort, but that some of what happened during the trip was not proper. it was the first meeting between the u.s. and iranian presidents since 1979. >> spotter planes are being used to spot bodies off the it
willian coast after the sinking of the ship. 155 people have been rescued. we are monitoring the recovery effort. >> rescue operations have continued to be hampered by the adverse weather conditions here, just as the coast guard has feared. there is a helicopter patrolling the area and one boat out with divorce, but so far, the divorce have not been able to make any rescue operations. the weather certainly not making that possible. it is extremely choppy out at sea. they are waiting for everything to calm down to enter the water and try to retrieve bodies which they've seen in the wreckage of the boat as well as the sea bed. as far as the feeling on the islands is concerned, the people here held a vigil last night to commemorate those hood lost their lives in that boating
tragedy, something which they feel very, very sad about, the loss is felt here, as well. the people on the island are on the front line of this migration problem, or issue, which is very much felt politically in italy, as well. italian politicians say really, it has become a port for migration into the e.u. and that the e.u. needs to step up efforts and try to help migrants coming over from war torn areas in africa and the middle east and to try to put some kind of system in place in order to help the people on the island to deal with that. >> a man who survived the sinking has been talking about what happened. he said a fire caused the boat to capsize. >> fire, lights out.
>> the captain is fire. >> fire. sending light out. >> my friend on the boat, the boat, my friend. $100,000. >> the rough weather didn't stop local fisherman from paying their respects to the people who died. about 10 fishing vessels blasted their horns in honor of the migrants who died. they also went to the site of the wreck and left a wreath on the sea. one fisherman was the first to come across the migrants. he brought 47 on to his boat despite an italian law preventing fisherman from helping migrants on sea. >> the law says if i provide aid
to illegal immigrants, i'm helping them come to italy. it seems to me such an absurdity. >> you're watching the aljazeera news hour with me from doha, still to come, saving lives on a shoestring, a volunteer force keeping guatemala's services up and running. >> i'm in chicago where the city is trying to bring internet have notes across the digital divide. >> mr. nidal is serving back infamy territory after an absence. details in sport. >> to syria where fierce battles continue across the country. this was a scene in the west, the pictures appear to show an attack on a government military base that was carried out by one of the strongest opposition
fighting groups in syria. this was an attack by the free syrian army. >> 400,000 children have fled since the beginning of the conflict. the united nations say less than a quarter of getting any kind of formal education. many unable to go to school are on the streets working in order to survive, as we report. >> omar is seven years old. he never went to school. when he was supposed to enroll, fighting forced his family to flee from the central syrian city to lebanon. this young boy is still without education and he clearly feels he doesn't belong in his new home. >> it's because we are sirens, the lebanese are not letting us go to school. i want to study. >> there are many others here
like omar, almost 2 million syrians dropped out of school because of the fighting and displacement in their country. this mother was hoping to secure a future for her children. >> i can't do anything. my children are prisoners in our tent. they should be going to school. i have been asking organizations for help. so far, no one helped. >> the united nations said there are 400,000 sirens of school age in lebanon and was hoping to provide educational assistance to half of them but wasn't able to do so because the organization lacked funds, and public schools here don't have enough space to accommodate the refugees. >> so many end up on the streets. these brothers shine shoes for a living. on a good day, they can western $20. there is no official of children who have now joined the workforce but international organizations say they are helping their parents survive.
>> they are subject to violent abuse and now are becoming the breadwinner of their family due to the economic hardship. >> these children are at risk of exploitation and abuse and the united nations warned that millions of them will become a loft generation. this child may have survived the violence, but they are casualties of syria's continuing war. >> >> the children here have been often wrenched from their homes and community due to violence and that means that they're an environment that is fortune to them, the normal protective social curtain around them removed. children who are out of school are not only missing out on an education, but also exposed to abuse and exploitation because
those normal family structures and community structures are no longer protecting them, so obviously one of the symptoms of that is an increase in those children who are obliged to work and this is a growing concern not just for unicef, but the entire humanitarian community here. the system is beginning to overwhelms the capacity of lebanon. to put into perspective with that 400,000 syrian children need access to education that this year alone. the total number of lebanese children in the public school system is 300,000. >> the family of a woman shot dead after trying to ram a white house security barrier with her car is questioning the actions of the police. miriam carey was suffering from
post natal depression when she led washington police on a car choice which ended up outside the u.s. capitol. >> why was my sister shot and killed with her 1-year-old daughter in the car and she was unarmed? why? my mother deserves to know why. we deserve to know why, and we deserve a proper notification to carey's sisters ask and demand for it, my mother demands it and respect that. >> let's take a look at weather around the world now. here's richard. >> thanks so much, steven. we've got quite active weather across north america. have a look on the satellite imagery. this is associated with a weather front with this warm air come up up from the gulf of mexico and cold air down from the plains. we've seen tornadoes, this
particular one in nebraska. we've had another reported here, as well, something like 1300 houses are destroyed or damaged and several injuries, but thankfully, no fatalities. this system is likely to remain active over the next 24-48 hours. there you can see showing up on the forecast, quite a difference in temperatures. that front moves toward the eastern seaboard during monday. not all of it is the result of that weather front, some the result of a system developing down in the gulf of mexico. that is tropical storm karen. karen's expected to continue to move northward from its current position in the gulf of mexico through towards the coast of florida. there could be very heavy rain developing here over the next two or three days. i will obviously keep you updated on that one. steven. >> richard, thanks very much. it's estimated there are eight rats for every human in the
world. that puts malasia's rat population at 220 million. the government has launched a campaign to contain the rodents following an outbreak of a rat borne disease. we report. >> setting a trap to catch a rat at that it's a thankless task in malaysia's market where the rat population lives with apparent impunity. a city rat catcher for 15 years said growing up in a rural village, rodents hold no fear for him. he'd rather be doing this than trying to rid the city of other pests. his team set several traps around the market and leave them overnight to see if they can catch anything. >> i've probably caught 30,000 rats in the past 15 years. i love my job. i'm helping reduce the number of rats and the amount of disease. >> that's a good thing, too,
asthma alicia launched a campaign to reduce the rat population. they'll pay 68 cents for any rat brought to government disposal centers. there's been a spike in a bacterial disease found in rat urine, which can be fatal. almost 3,000 people have fallen ill with the decease this year, causing a variety of symptoms, including fever and muscle aches and pains. serious infections can cause organ failure. part of the problem is poor street hygiene from food stores around the city. left over food debris and trash not disposed of correctly brings the very minute to feed on. >> if you keep the place clean, i think we can get rid of the
rats. they only go to a place where there is food. >> we returned to the market to check if the traps brought rats. we're in luck. the bait left in the cages has snared three route dents. they'll be taken away and disposed of humanely, but it's a small victory. >> the local rat catches snare about 20 rats each week from this market alone, but that has little impact on the estimated 7 million strong rat population. even the catchers themselves say they could never eradicate every animal. aljazeera, co. >> landfill or land grab? closing a dump is arousing suspicion among palestinians. >> in sport, it's good news for afghanistan.
the country's leaders warned against violent demonstrations. >> helicopters and planes are being used to spot bodies after a boat carrying migrants went down thursday. divorce haven't been able to reach the boat because of rough seas. >> who might have carried out this attack, steve, because one contact, al shabab, who's talked to aljazeera told us it was british and turkish forces. >> i think it's going to be foreign forces, it's been the
modus on that ran da of the american forces. they're going to use the sea with a way to get to somalia with the war ships at port in that area, essential for the evacuation purposes, not only getting these guys in to take their target out, it's more important in getting them out safely. these are secret details and obviously we may never know exactly what the operation was led by. >> that's very fair, even though al shabab told us it was turkish and british forces. who was the target. >> i think it's the leaders of al shabab. i imagine this is intelligence led operation, which has probably been planned for sometime even in light of the west gate centered operation that happened just a few weeks ago. these operations are carefully
thought out. they need a lot of back up and resources in order to track the movements of the leaders of al shabab that will probably never meet at the same place at the same time. it's sporadic and they may hit several target spontaneously. it makes it more complicated. twenty years ago, the battle of mogadishu occurred with american foreign forces going in with helicopters, as we know blackhawks down, therefore anybody going into that part of somalia's got to be careful. we know it's not easy terrain to cover. there's no point in going in date, it's got to be done under the cover of darkness. it's the only way to tackle this part of that countryside. >> what impact is this likely to have an al shabab and also does the organization have one leader or are there leaders spread across past the hop o horn of a.
>> it's a good question. there will be multiple leaders. they won't rely on only a few central leaders that can be taken out in any one placen oh the coast of somalia there. i think that it's a show in force that the rest of the world is watching what is happening. obviously, we can see from satellite images or the intelligence surfaces, we'll be able to, what is happening in the movements of certain people at certain times. there will be operatives on the ground doing hostile reconnaissance, relaying intelligence back. this is the only message that other countries can actually send to al shabab to say we are watching you, we will be looking for the movements. like i said, the west gate shop i go center probably happened prematurely. this operation could have been planned months ahead.
obviously, things that happened are going to be adding to the intelligence in the interim. this is extremely difficult terrain. the militants are known to be constantly armed, constantly aware of their surroundeddings and people that are conducting hostile reconnaissance are very, very aware and well trained. >> steve park, a terrorism expert in london. thanks, steve. >> thank you. >> in egypt, four people have been killed at a military check point. the army said there were terrorists in separate incidentses, two soldiers killed at a checkpoint in the same governant. the israeli army has shut down a landfill site, leaving 80,000 people with no way of dealing with their rubbish.
the israeli army said it is a matter of public health. >> it's not a place of beauty, but the minutes pal dump has been performing a necessary function for the last 35 years, disposing of millions of tons of garbage from this heavily populated region. last month, the israeli army closed it down, saying the site was a health risk. >> as for the palestinians, this unexpected concern by the israeli authorities for the environment health masks a different motive, and and its all to do with this illegal jewish settlement up on the hill. >> this is an illegal settlement built in 1981, home to 1600 jewish settlers. it's a small settlement, but here at the municipality, local officials believe saigot has big
per tore yell ambitions and that's the reason the facility was closed down. >> i think they closed it to expand the settlement. we have an environmental report that said it doesn't pose an environmental hazard at all. >> the garb trucks rumble through, but in the absence of a permanent disposal site, the waste is dumped on private land, which the municipality says raises health and environmental concerns civil authorities issued this statement.
>> with the dump now closed, many fear the expansion of the little settlement on the hill will soon begin, taking over more of their land. peter sharp, aljazeera. >> many americans consider their country completely wired. they shop to find jobs and meet on line. some in poor neighborhoods and rural area, access to the net is now a distant dream. we have a report from chicago. >> a funny thing is happening in the aisles of the chicago public library. >> you click on this link here. >> among the book world series, students, and those looking for shelter from the elements are a growing number of would-be cybernauts. >> most of the patrons here are starting from area one, where they don't know how to use a a mouse or key board.
>> that divide was a long racial and economic line and ethnic lines. we are literally becoming when it came to technology, a tale of two cities. if there is a divide between the front door of the home and the front door of the school, children fall between that spot. >> when it comes to broad band, wealthy neighborhoods are a land of plenty. across the divide lie the poor, struggling to improve their positions and their children's. >> this is the correct user name? >> yeah. >> the elderly, impoverished and immigrants struggle to catch up. >> if you want to break the cycle of positivity, you better make sure our kids have 21s 21st century job skills, including computer literacy. how are they doing homework, looking for job opportunities, applying for a job? >> chicago is leading the way to
break down the barrier between on line have and have notes. >> chicago library's offer free internet and training. >> there's a lot of things that people who are computer illiterate take for grand, opening up your email or put i can together a resume. >> the city has partnered with american cable company comcast, connecting 14,000 low income families here and 200,000 nationwide with $150 computers and brought band internet for less than $10 a month, hoping to bridge the divide. naomi's family uses it. >> we use it for homework, for my avon, taking orders. >> it's a help for families hoping to move up being able to log on. >> the referendum end to the military rule initially.
defendant 15 years of dictatorship, the vote was expected for him to win easily, but he is undermind by a campaign. we have more from santiago. >> there are many ways to bring down an author tarian regime, but one experience remains unique. 25 years ago, the population said no. that's the theme of an oscar nominated film. the movie explores how opponents used a rainbow, a catchy jingle. ♪ >> and the promise of happiness to bring down the 17 year
dictatorship. >> chili, happiness is on the way. as a successful political communication strategy applicable everywhere, not just against our brutal dictatorship, it was a novelty. >> one of the dancers on the t.v. spot remembers the threats, the fear they all felt of arrest and worse as they deified the leader who they feared wouldn't respect the referendum result. >> we never thought we'd win. it was so difficult in that context to believe that the dictatorship would give up with a referendum, but my heart told me i had to at least try. >> while the dictator ship bombarded public opinion with threats of markist chaos, the campaign focused on hope, democracy, the right to express
one self freely and tolerance of all ideologies. >> that says the films director is why the chilean experience is still valid today. >> what happened in this country 25 years ago i think is very contemporary, something actually going on pretty much everywhere. so it resonates everywhere we show it. >> 25 years later, chili is again in the campaign mode. it's time to choose the next democratic government, but also to reflect on what went wrong after the dictatorship was defeated. >> the economic model that chili inherited from the general has not undergone substantial changes and now millions of citizens demand reforms to a system in which wealth is accumulated in too few hands. still, while happiness may not have arrived for all, citizens
on august 20th, al jazeera america introduced a new voice in journalism. >> good evening everyone, welcome to al jazeera. >> usa today says: >> ...writes the columbia journalism review. and the daily beast says: >> quality journalists once again on the air is a beautiful thing to behold. >> al jazeera america, there's more to it. >> one of the world's most violent cities six people are murdered every day. with underfunded police and
medical teams. we report. >> it's 2:00 in the morning and guatemala city's volunteer firefighters respond to a call. a man has been stabbed in the chest. his pulse is feint and he's bleeding heavily. the firefighters struggle to bring him back. they get him to the hospital alive, their mission complete. >> i feel really satisfied. this is what we do. we save lives and we really enjoy doing it. >> part paramedics, part firefighters, the volunteer force is a lifeline for guatemalans. >> people working here receive about 3,000 calls every day. these are emergencies taking place throughout the country, and it just shows how important the work is that the volunteer
firefighters be doing. >> with its tiny budget, the brigade counts on people like jorge, a doctor by day, firefighter by night, he teaches newcomers emergency medical techniques. >> a lot of the people, you know, don't have a lot of resources, but they have the urge of learning, they have the will of trying to go the extra mile and trying to do as much as they can with the little that we have. >> there's no shortage of opportunities to prove their skills. here a pregnant woman gives birth in her car after getting stuck in traffic en route to the emergency room. the doctor and another volunteer deliver the baby and escort the family to the hospital. >> here we have both sides, we have to deal within the night with gunshots and stab wounds, and motor vehicle accidents and also baby delivery, so we have both sides of the coin. we have a happy moment, and a
sad moment at the same time on the same call. >> but the hospital refuse to say admit the mother and baby. the emergency rooms are beyond capacity. typical on a friday night. the doctor negotiates with the resident doctors. ten minutes pass and the new mother stays. another call comes in, but this time, the volunteers arrive too late. a man has been shot three times. there's nothing to do but cover the body. then the firefighters are off on their next call, a national emergency team of the people for the people. david mercer, aljazeera, guatemala city. >> a look at the word of sport now, here's robert. >> steven, thank you. there's been a change of the guarded and men's tennis will have a new number one, nidal, the spaniard only needed to reach the final of the china open to topple jockvich in the
standings. the first set of the match saturday, the left-hander faces jockvich in the final. it marks to big tournament for nidal who feared his career to be over after a year out with a knee injury. >> i was not able even to imagine something like this. i was just thinking i was glad to be back and complete, something that happened much faster than what i dreamed. then, i started to play great in acapulco, and am happy. >> former championship leader is on pole for korean's grand prix with eight-day forecast point lead in the standings.
it is his sixth pole position of the season. he was faster than lewis hamilton in his mercedes. he will start 13th. >> the sport's governing body fifa will speak to those directly affected before making a decision on the world cup in before his still. many have been airing their views, but the chelsea manager has always said he'd like to manage portugal in the world cup, but seems to be more worried about global warming. >> the weather change is changing a lot, maybe changed so much that when we come to qatar, for some reason in december and june, it's cold. we don't know. >> assuming the climate doesn't
change too much, chelsea place on sunday, the two manchester teams headline. bouncing back with a win against every to know, man united will be looking to turn around their league when they travel to sunderland. >> the big game in italy, spain and barcelona in interleague action. up to third in the spanish premier after a 3-0 win over grenada. two goals were set up, four points behind. moved away from the bottom of the table with a 1-0 win. the only gore of the game was scored as the visitors secured their second victory of the season, ending a five game unbeaten rap. >> afghanistan's contradict team is set for a windfall after
qualify for the world cup for the first time. they will receive $1 million to help prepare for the 2015 tournament in australia and new zealand. we watched the team make history. >> from the refugee camps to the field, afghanistan's athletes have come a short way in a very short time. many children took up the game in pakistan while refugees. they'll now have the chance to play against the world's best in the game's biggest stage. as ever, the team with afghanistan bowling first against kenya had plenty to shout about. kenya world cup semifinalist as recently as 2003, but brushed
aside by the afghans all out from 93 in 43.3 overs. a target of 94 to win shouldn't have posed many problems, but early wicks put the afghan victory party temporarily on hold. but some big hitting from the captain settled the nerves and the match, afghanistan winning by seven wicks. pure pandemonium. >> we've always been part of underdogs, we are experienced. >> this success story began almost by accident.
if they build on this success, they'll make sure cricket in afghanistan has a future. >> there were massive celebrations in the afghan capitol kabul, as well. there are 16 announce prepare for the 2015 tournament. >> a rain delay cut short friday's golf action. only two of the six portions were completed. >> the two national league series have one apiece. 7-1. there was another big victory where the red sox scored five rubs in the fourth inning to beat the tampa bay rays 12-2.
the detroit tigers were game one winners over the oakland a's. >> the best nation in southern hemisphere rugby will be decided in a couple of hours. south africa has new zealand with the crown at stake. stick are a has scored four times to deny points as well as to prevent new zealand adding a fourth title in this event to their world crown. >> the fact of the matter is it is not a mickey mouse team we are up against tomorrow, it's the number one ranked team in the world, world cup winners and they also want to win the competition, win the game, so that makes for a great game. >> one of the biggest boxing fight in recent years takes place later in moscow. his titles and reputation on the
line against the russian is the richest fight he's been involved in with a $60 million purse and titles at stake. he is unbeat that is 26 fights with 18 coming by way of knockout. that is your sport. thank you for watching. >> lovely. thank you very much. let's go to sydney, australia. look at these fireworks, the best i've seen in sydney since australian day. they are firing them off because the royal australian navy celebrating 100 years since it first entered the city's harbor. they are also celebrating because prince harry has arrived. as the premier has said, lock up your daughters, sydney. i'll be back with you in just a moment. stay with aljazeera.
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>> i have a look at today's top stories. extreme weather conditions are impacting much of the country this morning. a series of tornadoes touched down in the midwest. an early winter blizzard in north dakota and tropical storm karen is moving in on the coast. it's day five of the government shutdown with neither side appearing ready to budge. both the house and senate will hold weekend sessions, but there's little chance the stalemate could be resolved today. thousands of federal workers are still furloughed and museums and parks across the country remain closed. >>
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