tv Weekend News Al Jazeera March 12, 2016 6:00pm-7:00pm EST
well. this is al jazeera. hello. welcome to the al jazeera news hour live from our headquarters in doha with me. coming up in the next 60 minutes. syria's government says it will attempt talks to end the war but sets preconditions. venezuela's opposition starts its campaign to oust the president. the attempt to take to the street has had important response. fires in yemen after the
besieged city is taken back. >> reporter: i have all your sports to come up. with twenty20 and details of the fa cup coming up we begin this news hour in syria where the country's foreign minister says the government will attend indirect talks with the opposition in geneva on monday. there are preconditions. his delegates will only wait 24 hours and then head back if the opposition doesn't show up. he called for presidential elections to be held in the next 18 months. the fate of bashar al-assad has been the main object stack emin main-- obstacle in previous rounds of talks >> reporter: both sides say
they're coming to geneva for the talks. the confirmation from the government coming from the deputy prime minister and foreign minister at a news conference in damascus. he make it clear the role of bashar al-assad was not up for discussion. >> translation: we are adamant on holding the integrity and sovereignty of syria as one state. at least this is what has been reiterated by the international documents released, including those released in an attempt to resolve the situation in syria. >> reporter: those comments have angered the opposition. the u.n. have always made it clear that there should be no preconditions for it is these talks. the u.n. special envoy, staffan de mistura, in an interview for the talk to al jazeera program, says that he hopes to get to the substantive issues on day one. >> in concrete we can say that
when we started talks in earnest, nerpdz, the substantive talks on the 14th, we will have some preparatory meetings. at least tell everyone this is happening. therefore, one is notnough and we need to push further, and secondly, we can concentrate on the real agenda. what is it? the political process. what is that? well, it is a new governance that is very carefully chosen word in vienna to include something completely different in terms of what we're having at the moment. second, a new constitution not the old approach and, three, new elections. u.n. reviewing sprvpgs. >> reporter: the stage is set for an important day on monday. the first day of this round of talks and they're going to
discuss the crunch issues, the future governance of syria a spokesman for the high negotiations committee speaking from riyadh said the prospect of bashar al-assad staying on could be a deal breaker. >> the transition there will be without bashar al-assad in power, for a person or a murderer who killed almost half a million syrians cannot be there and it is not acceptable to all syrians in syria, a person who really killed people and broke people outside and people in other countries and the aim of not only bashar al-assad but the aim of putin to push more freedoms outside, puts russia trying to break the european union to venezuela where hundreds of opposition supporters have
held a mass rally as part of the campaign to oust the president. it is part of a renewed effort from his opponents to force him from office. his popularity has plunged because of the economic situation, including the increase in prices of food. >> reporter: this is the streets of down town karakas today. the president came to defend the renewal of a decree that rules that venezuela is a threat to their national security. these were those same streets when the late chavas was still in power. it ways time of plentiy, funded by record high oil prices. it was a time when the larger than life leader was making the calls. today the country is ranked is one of the worst managed economies in the world. food sold at regulated prices is
hard to come by. for some even harder to pay for. >> translation: people are not going to these marches because they're standing in line outside shops hoping to find food. if you march are you can't get food for your children. >> reporter: in this oil rich nation protesting has become a luxury. a couple of years ago this avenue right behind me would have become what was known here as the red tied with hundreds of thousands of supporters attending their leader's call to defend the revolution. in the area here where the opposition was holding its rallies, it was no different. just like it is no different today at the twin march that the opposition has called to demand the president resign. >> translation: i came thinking this was goi to be huge, but there was a very poor turn out. maybe because the media is controlled by the government and people didn't know about it. >> reporter: street
demonstrations and political rally been part of the political landscape for decades. today a lack of unified leadership, the memory of recent police repression and a desperate economic situation have left people feeling powerless and unable to seek out change peacefully to yemen now where the first convoy carrying medical supplies has entered taiz after government forces recaptured parts of the city. the u.n. says the houthis who have had the city under siege for nearly a year have been obstructing humanitarian supplies to the area. the u.n. are, again, warning of a humanitarian crisis across yemen. it says nearly 2800 civilians have been killed since the conflict began last more. morehan 5300 have been injured, 21 million people, 82% of the population, need some kind of humanitarian aid. more than 2.5 million people
have been forced from their homes. the u.n. humanitarian coordinator for yemen told al jazeera he is calling on all sides to allow aid to reach civilians. >> in the areas around taiz city and ao the neighborhoods there are 60,000 displaced people already and a population of 4 million who need humanitarian assistance. we visited there in january and saw and heard for ourselves what the needs were. the hospitals, there's mention of food and gas and medical supplies. we need to get this into the area. it. there is a large operational area that require assistance. any reduction in fighting, any ceasefires that take place there offer an opportunity for the
humanitarian community to address those needs in a much better and systematic way. we've been asking both parties to give us the chance to deliver on a more regular basis into those areas. yemen is probably the poorest country in the middle east. it is a difficult country to lif and work in. people struggled daily. the war has increased all the poverty and the uncertainty for the people. the peace for us it important to end the war aid delivers happened after government reclaimed the city. >> reporter: troops loyal to the president had a break through houthi ties, in yemen's third largest city. they can now send humanitarian aid and weapons from the southern port city of aden.
for the government the latest gain is the later development in the push to take the capital sanaar. >> the siege of ties was open. the wheels have started to roll. it might seem slow, but efforts are huge. >> reporter: but the fight to control taiz is far from over. these are houthi fighters trying to hold ground in this area. their stronghold in eastern taiz, but despite the heavy fighting and gain made by government forces, the houthis remain defiant. >> translation: the invaders will be destroyed and we will win the fight >> reporter: this is a funeral of houthi fighters killed trying to defend taiz. they're backed by forces loyal
to the president. they were hoping to consolidate their grip on power. it is an important battleground for the shia reblgs. these are houthi fighters trying to repel a government offensive in the oil and gas-rich province. fightersre trying to breakdown houthi strong holds in the east and south so that they can move north to capture the capital. if they do that, the houthis might lose the war refugees stuck on the greek side of the macedonian border have staged another protest on the international train line there. there are at least 12,000 refugees now stranded at the makeshift camp with their journey to europe blocked. more than 30,000 other refugees are stuck in transit in greece. >> translation: please, i beg you, have mercy on women and
children. we don't want to eat, we don't want to drink. we don't want anything. but we want to feel humanity, feel like human beings. for god sake, we want to feel like we are humans the greek minister said he will try to convince people stranded to move to reception centers. the greek army has set up a camp 25 kilometers from the border. it allows them 24 hour medical care and electricity hot water and proper toilet. catering services and a children's playground is being set up many are in search of a better life, but for or fan journey the journey and risk can be terrifying. >> reporter: it is a matrimonial home of respite in a life otherwise filled with hardship, loneliness and uncertainty.
teenagers who dare to dream about a fresh start far away in europe. >> reporter: no news at all? >> no. >> reporter: like this 17-year-old who left his home with his parents and was struggled. >> translation: i don't know how to find my family. they were taken away. reporter: he is receivg medical care in the camp. he is unable to move forward as afghans are no longer welcome on the balkan route. this 16-year-old is in the same situation. he is an orphan who worked in iran as a janitor. >> translation: they were trying to deport me because i did not have a passport, so i left. i want to be in a place with no weapons where i feel safe. i saved the money to pay smugglers. i also borrowed make-up from my friends and now i'm so sad-- money from my friends and i'm
sad to be stuck here. >> reporter: he became friends with this boy and they travelled here, sneaking across borders and slept along the way and picking up othes. they survived by food left from compassionate people. >> translation: there were others who were kidnapped. >> reporter: many say they are fearing they could end up in a shelter for minors. others claim they're travelling with relatives so they go unacted and unprotected. >> reporter: every day there is a count of how many are in the camp because despite the border being closed and heavily secured, people here want to reach their designation, so is some take their chance at crossing the borderline.
it is what these and many are considering. for $1800 they're promised safe passage all the way to germany. it will be will more deaths and suffering. this boy is over whelmed and has a sense of loss. >> translation: if they don't open the border, i will kill myself. if i have to go back to afghanistan i will die here so i might as well end it here. >> reporter: europe is crumbling under the refugees, but the lonely children have been abandoned by everyone. the border closures only increasing their vulnerability and the risk of them ending in the wrong hands much more ahead on the al jazeera news hour. the u.s. and south korea conduct joint military exercises as north korea threaten to aam
nihilate its enemies. in sport pakistan cricketers arrived in india ahead of the world t20 to the u.s. now. the republican presidential hopeful donald trump has changed the location for sunday's rally in ohio over safety concerns. his rally was disrupted on saturday less than 24 hours after an event in chicago had to be cancelled. the latest on an increasingly chaotic campaign. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail but towards the end of his event in ohio a moment of concern for the front runner. it appears someone tried to get on stage. he quickly surrounded by secret service. >> thank you for the warning.
i was ready for them, but it's much easier if the cops do it. don't we agree? >> reporter: this came after hours after an event was cancelled in chicago. >> tonight's rally will be postponed >> reporter: after hundreds of protester got into the haul. several fights cleared out. there was violence outside with five people arrested and two police officers injured. he insists he doesn't need to change his tone >> mr trump should get up and this morning tell his people to be nice. my people are nice, folks. >> reporter: the republican rivals condemning the violence says donald trump was not blameless >> the political discourse happening in this company, it should happen without violence and hatred and rage directed at each other >> donald trump has created a toxic environmentnd that has allowed his supporters and those who sometimes seek confrontation
to come tether in violence. there is no place for this. >> reporter: just this week a proceed at any timer who was being-- protester was punched in the face. his 78 year old attacker who has been charged with assault told u.s. tv show he was unrepentant. >> he deserved it, the big mouth. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him >> reporter: there are many believing that donald trump has encouraged this behaviour. >> who is protesting, anybody? get out of here. i would like to punch him in the face. i love the old days. do you know what they used to do to old people like that, they would be carried out on a stretcher. i promise you, i will pay for the legal fees, i promise. >> reporter: his campaign manager is also facing criminal allegations of roughing up a reporter, accusations the campaign say are entirely false. for ordinary candidates in previous elections, all of this would be a problem >> we're going to win >> reporter: donald trump is
more of an candidate and this is no ordinary election have these incidents had an impact on the race at all? >> reporter: it is unlikely. donald trump has come through controversies like this before and come stronger and bolder. the people showing up for his events in ohio on saturday seemed to be supporting him saying that the protesters were interfering with his first amendment rights, the first amendment in the u.s. the freedom of speech. his support dwrers just see this as donald trump really taking a battle to the establhment. donald trump has talked about uniting the country and he has certainly united democrats and republicans over the past 24 hours and condemn the tone. we say that he has set the tone and that has led to violence at a number of his gatherings. donald trump insists the protesters were the first to strike and people were just reacting the clearly the incident in ohio has the secret
service concerned, somebody jumping the barriers and getting onto the stage. necessity quickly enkir keld him-- encircled him have they led him to changing his tone? >> reporter: you saw when he was speaking in ohio, people said donald trump needs to tell his supporters to calm down and they said my people are getting. rather than establishing that he may have crossed the line, he said other candidates had to tone down their rhetoric first. he pointed particularly at bernie sanders. he ridiculed the idea of replying to republicans but they were not getting big enough crowds to attract any sort of attention from anyone, particularly protesters. so donald trump has throughout this campaign, any time anyone has confronted with something that has gone too far, he has doubled down, redoubled his efforts and insisted he will go on doing what he is doing.
if you look at the polls, he is in the lead, the republican front runner and there's no sign of him changing that approach thank you very much. to germany now where the refugee crisis will be a major issue in regional elections taking place on sunday. german chancellor angela merkel held a rally. new parliaments will be elected in three states. the right wing party has surged in popularity. >> reporter: this is in central berlin where people have come for a demonstration called by the right wing against angela merkel. it is called to the desire for the chancellor to leave her position. the view that people here is democrat natured created perhaps by the asylum policy of the coalition government here. i've been speaking to some of the demonstrators who have come here today. that the refugee policy, the e
policy of the coalition government here in germany is the wrong policy. >> translation: i am critical of their going it alone. they're ignoring all the other people whether it is their own population or the european countries who have a different way of thinking about this. >> reporter: we have come through to the police cordon to the other side where a demonstration is being held by the supporters of the left wing called by trade unionists. here people are proceed refugee - pre of-refugee and pro-asylum. people are concerned about the shift germany may be making. >> translation: i believe that germany is under going political change because it is becoming more nationalise tic. it is directed at people from other countries.
i think this is really difficult. it is about time that we contain it again. >> reporter: the issue of how germany deals with the asylum seekers, the refugees, that it has encouraged to come to this country has become a dominant factor in german politics in 2016. we will know how the voters feel about this situation in three key states after the elections to state parliaments on sunday a town on the turkish border with syria has been nominated for the noble peace prize. there are more refugees living than locals. lawrence lee has more. >> reporter: on the hills over looking the br der you can-- border you can see refugee camps. just a few kilometers to the north is the town of killise which serves as an example of what can be done to help outside syria if the will is there.
90,000 who lived here have been joined by 120,000 syrians who turkey has refused to turn its back on. they in turn have set up businesses and work together with their hosts. just outside the center, these women were making firewood with their children. they've been here for four years. not an easy life, but said this woman, they've been welcomed. she said she had no intention of attempting the journey across turkey and into greece. that's likely to be because killise has opened its front doors to the syrians. so it has been nominated for the noble peace prize. they believe their efforts so deserving, they have invited the european leader they admire the most, germany's angela merkel, to come and visit. it is often easy to write turkey off for humanitarianism and
political issues, but it couldn't be hard to think of a single town or city that could be nominated for the peace prize in the way that killise has been. so what then do the authorities say to a europe of increasingly closed borders. >> translation: killise today hosts more syrians than its own population. they share their city, streets and air with syrians. we believe that the example of killis should be recognised by the e.u. and all countries in the u.n. and this is why we think it should be annulled warded the noble peace prize. skroo elsewhere there is huge resentment to refugees but not here. complaints about human rights in turkey have a very odd ring to them here still to come on the news hour, a new reality show in sudan that are giving entrepreneurs a chance to get
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good to have you with us. these are our top stories. syrian government confirmed it will attend the next round of talksn geneva scheduled for monday. breaking up the country is said not to be an option. in venezuela a mass rally as part of a campaign to oust the president. his popularity has faum because of a prolonged economic crisis shortages of bachg good and high food prices. donald trump has changed the location of sunday's rally in ohio. it was less than 24 hours after
an event in chicago had to be cancelled. goek back to our top story now-- going. the talks on the syrian crisis scheduled on monday. the director of the center of middle east studies from the university of denver. the major sticking points remain even before these talks start, the future of the president bashar al-assad is a pretty big one for one. is this just the two sides standing their ground or a sign of how things are going to go? >> i think it's a sign of how things are going to go. this peace process has always been premisesd on this faulty assumption that if we can only get the two sides together, letter going to kiss and make up and agree to a transitional government and a peace plan for syria. as both sides have stated just recently, they have contradictory positions,
fundamentally revolving around the question of the future of the president. we're not talking about simply two sides, but many sides. there's a huge regional die you mention to this conflict, led by iran and saudi arabia and allies, also russia and allies at the security council and the u.s. and its allies is the u.n. envoy staffan de mistura to syria, staffan de mistura, is he being unrealistic then when he is talking of some lofty goals, new governance, constitution and elections while the government in opposition are not agreeing on much. how realistic are staffan de mistura's goals here? >> yes. i think he is being overly optimistic about the prospects for a diplomatic settlement. we often hear that the conflict
in syria does not have a military solution. i agree with that, but i also disagree with it in the following sense, that the prospects for a lasting peace in syria will actually be dictated by battle field conditions on the ground that lead toward a situation where the bashar al-assad regime and its backers agree to negotiate seriously the departure of bashar al-assad. until that happens, then i think we're simply living in a delusional world thinking that we can arrive at a peace agreement based on existing battle field conditions and based on the fact that right now it is iran and russia that are in the driver's seat and that are determining not only the battle field conditions but what is being debated and negotiated around the table. i don't think there's any prospect here for a break through. i think we're simply in a holding pattern until one of the sides, primarily russia or iran, decides to relaunchment war and
fundamentally we're in a longer holding pattern here until the ne president of the u.s. to see whether he or she wants to shift u.s. policy and try and resolve this conflict in a more serious and substantive way things have changed on the battle field somewhat in the last few weeks. this latest round of talks are starting over the most substantive ceasefire over the course of the civil war. does that not bode well for the talks? >> no. it doesn't because i think what is happening right now is russia, ip ran and the bashar al-assad regime are consolidating their recent battle field gains, waiting for another opportunity to advance their positions, resupplying themselves and waiting for another opportunity. so simply because there is a temporary cessation of hostilities, which is still killing hundreds of people since the deal was reached, doesn't suggest that we are anywhere
close to a negotiated settlement. i think we're still far away from it and we're simply in a temporary pause. those people who think that simply because we have this ge negotiated cessation of hostilities and there is a process in geneva on monday and we're closer to a break through, i think that is a deep illusion. we are a long way from this conflict being resolved unfortunately thank you as always for your time. north korea says its military is ready for a pre-emptive attack against the south. the announcement was made as naval exercises began. rob mcbride sent us this report where the drills are taking place >> reporter: this is a show of force intended to impress. one of the set piece drills of these annual exercises involving thousands of troops from south korea and the u.s. they come at a time of increased
tension on the korean peninsula. in response to these drills, north korea threatened pre-emptive strikes while it's leader was shown on state-run media inspecting missile tests. far from provoking north korea, says the u.s. military, this show of force ensures stability >> at the end of the day we sincerely believe in peace through strength and it is in the strength of our alliance that we believe that we can deter and avoid war. >> reporter: north korea claims these exercises are a prelude to war allowing south korea and its ally u.s. to build up forces before an invasion. that is always denied. this is the largest contingent however, doing little to calm the tensions.
like this assault ship, it is carrying up to 3,000 sailors and marines when deployed for conflict, but the commander of this course insists these exercises have been planned for well over a year >> >> it's not in response to anything that north korea is doing, bu we do need the support to show that the men to the alliance are and readiness. >> reporter: getting ready for whatever or when ever the next crisis will be an israeli air strike has killed two children in gaza. the palestinian ministry said shrapnel killed a 10 year old boy and his 6 year old sister died in hospital. >> translation: what happened
was we were sleeping in our house and suddenly there was a strike. the roof fell onnous. my brother was wounded and he died. may god have her vee on him. we called the ambulance and it arrived after two hours-- mercy on him government has put a solution to the 8-month old rubbish problem. there is a pile of trash built up across the country since a landfill closed in july. three new landfills will be built to deal with the problem. >> reporter: since lebanon's garbage crisis began over flowing eight months ago when the country's mainland fill reached capacity, thousands of lebanese have taken to the streets of the capital to express their anger at the government's failure in solving this crisis. again, here we are eight months later and no meaningful solution. the people are saying not only
do they want the garbage to be thrown out, they also want the government to be thrown out too. >> it's absurd that known really can fix it up. we're responding. we can't sit and home saying nothing >> we demand at least respect us as people. we have been dealing with this for eight months, all these garbage for eight months. we have raised alarms since july. i don't understand how they can be so disrespectful and not care about our health. >> reporter: although this has been a peaceful protest, it hasn't been in the past. there is a large police force in place for here. months ago security forces at a similar protest cracked down on protesters, use tear gas and violent methods which resulted in a number of injuries. that hasn't quite happened here
and it hasn't calmed the anger that we have been seeing, but the government hasn't come up to any solution to this crisis now eight months into it to afghanistan now where war has placed a threat there, but there is a new menace. >> reporter: twice a day 60 year old labors through the barren lands to fetch drinking water, 4 kilometers to get there and come back. once in the morning, again in the afternoon. 16 kilometers in four hours of walking every day. >> translation: we're really suffering because of water. every time i get water it shaves off years from my life. >> reporter: she is among roughly 50,000 afghans in the district here who don't have access to clean drinking water.
the district sits along the border with iran. years of draught have depleted the nearby river drying up 60 prts of the farm lands leaving many jobless. decades of war have dlid construction of war storage facilities. this journey is the only way to reach hand dug water holes. >> translation: if we don't do this, my family goes thirst there's no water for 50 kilometers. where are we supposed to get it from? >> reporter: the u.n. says in url asia and africa women walk an average of 6 kilometers a day for water, a chore that robs children of education and puts them in danger. >> reporter: they say about six years ago their trek for water turned deadly. on several occasions when young boys went to fetch water, they were shot and killed by iranian border guards. they say it was their way of
sending a message. >> translation: i find my son near some bushes by the women. he had one wound on his chest and side. i blacked out. >> reporter: the government official denied the allegation. local afghan officials say some of the victims could have been smugglers, but reports of tensions between the neighbors persist as high ran too faces a water crisis. this man sits on an economy that manages the region's water supply. he says plans to address the crisis exist but has been delayed by war and a lack of funding. >> translation: the solution is to build canals and wells. we are aware of the problem and plan to address it >> reporter: until then for millions in drought stricken areas, a gruelling journey for water remains a necessity to peru where the conservative candidate is leading in the presidential
election race, but many people want her banned from next month's polls. she is the daughter of a disgraced former president and she has been accused of bribery. >> reporter: she is guilty, they chant. thousands demand that she withdraw from the presidential election. she is the front runner but her critics say the center right candidate shares the same views as her father. >> translation: she was complicit in a dictatorship in which human rights were violated and in which women were sterilised and a series of corruption crimes were committed in our country. >> reporter: her father is in prison. he is serving 25 years nor ordering death squads to carry out massacres in an effort to put down a left wing rebellion during his 10-year presidency which began in 1990. they say his daughter still follows his orders. >> translation: her father's dictatorship has generated a
high-opposition vote against what she represents. the same people who governed in the 90s killing and murdering want to return to power today. >> reporter: this election has been complicated further because two men, including moderate economist have been blocked from running. peru's electoral council says he can't stand because of a technical nature. she is also facing allegations that she handed out gifts to supporters in her campaign which she denies. she who lost a 2011 presidential run off is said to have 30% of the popular vote ahead of this election on april 10 these protesters say they are determined to stop her the sports news is still ahead. england look to avenge last year's world cup defeat against wales as the two teams face each other. details in a moment. s in a moment.
to sudan where a reality show is promoting entrepreneurship which is still consider a poor choice in the country. # >> reporter: this man ace business not even a year old, but he can already see it dominating the african continent. he poured his savings into this app. it allows users to call for a taxi and pay for the rides in
cash. it was inspired by the car service uber. >> we are pioneer sudan to make this business model. >> reporter: in order to expand, he says he needs to launch an titsing campaign beyond-- advertising campaign beyond social media. that is why he is competing on this reality show. it is called my project. it is sponsored by the british government. the first prize is $35,000. he is one of six finalist whittled down from about 1500 applicants. there is no venture capitalists here. there are efforts underway and the hope is eventually banks will offer financing and the investors will follow. business owner says he created the reality show to nurture talent. sudan is one of the poorest
countries in africa. the official unemployment rate is 15%. a reality colliding with the optimism of moguls in the making >> if you don't have a job where you can earn an income or family support, the consequences can be very, very dire. this is a fact of life here. we do not have social security system. you have to temper the enthusiasm sometimes a bit and not go over board >> reporter: he says he has already won because of the training he has received and the name recognition. >> i'm feeling happy now. a lot of people know who is what it is, what the company is services is. >> reporter: he said he will continue working two other jobs because he has a family to support it's time for the sports news now. >> reporter: thank you very much. everton have beaten chelsea.
it was scored by a previous chelsea player. >> reporter: two years ago a former chelsea manager thought he wasn't good enough to be a regular first-team player. the current chelsea boss probably thinks differently following the performance in this final. the 22-year-old striker has developed into the kind of player that his former club could desperately use right now. after a non-descript first half, the first goal in the 77th minutes and his second five minutes later which effectively ended the game. his near perfect performance was in amarked contrast to costa. the most notable contribution was this difference of opinion
which saw him sent off. his frustration born out of the fact that in the space of a few day he has seen his team go out of the league and the fa cup. >> i think he was very pained. it came out with an incredible sense of character and responsibility. i think it was a good game. chelsea played really well. it got to the moment where he needed a bit of magic. >> reporter: as they draw a line, everton can look forward to a final since 2012. >> reporter: there were three premier league games on saturday. they went into the game 10 behind the leaders. leicester to play on monday. they just couldn't find the way past the defense manchester city
now nine points off the top >> every time that you drop points can be more difficult, but that will not change my mind. you must always think that you can dough it. the most important thing now is to we have to play on tuesday to try to qualify for the next daylight. after that, we have to play against tonight and sunday and win again the three points. at the end of the season we see how many points we can have and in which position we will be. >> reporter: manchester city, one point of arsenal who are in third place at the moment, but nine points adrift of the less tear city. two other results for saturday. bou, rnemouth a winner against swan see. benitez has been unleashed as
the new manager. the spaniard has been out of work since being fired as real madrid coach in january. >> intense. from the first moment we wanted to train because we knew that we didn't have too much time and credit to our players because we were bringing them in the day off. everybody was there. everybody was ready to train. we had little problems, but they wanted to train, so great atmosphere. for me it was very positive. >> reporter: barcelona made it 57 games unbeaten. the current world player of the year scored one. they won six nil in the end. atletico also winners.
they had three goals, leading to a 3 nil win. barcelona with an 8 point cussion at the top of the bodies teams are in action on sunday. there has been big headlines in football. the chinese super league was the biggest league in the last transfer win shelling out nearly 300 million dollars on new players. one of new signs here scored in the game against chung young thai. he was a striker 47 million dollar purchase from at let co madrid. going on to win three nil for the their win in the new league campaign. in cricket, pakistan has landed in india for the world twenty20.
the team were only given permission by the government to travel on friday. the organisers have been given assurances regarding the team as safety. the game between the two countries is to be placed on march 19, well it was, it was switched to calcutta due to concerns. here they earned a third appearance after a comprehensive win over zimbabwe. nabe scoreded a 3 for 52. zimbabwe's battle man getting past 17 runs. the team eventually falling 59 runs short. afghanistan booking an extended stay. despite the bad weather in that first scotland cricketers recorded their victory at an icc
tournament. they had the winning runs. to rugby union now. england got revenge for last year's world cup defeat. the win means eddie jones remains unbeaten since he took over as england coach in last november. they're still on course for the first grand slam since 2003. ireland also beat italy 58 to 15. that is your sport finally, a machine has defeated man in a show down between human and artificial intelligence. a google program beat one of the world's best players of go, an ancient chinese game one thought too complex for computers to master. >> even if black can live here. he resigned. >> reporter: the amazement of the commentators was obvious.
the disbelief of the champion equally clear. he is considered one of the game's most greatest players. he went into this supremely confident. he didn't win a single match against the alpha go program. even alpha go creators were amazed by the result. >> to be honest, we are a bit stunned and speechless. lee put up an incredible fight again. alpha go made a large territory at the bottom of the board, but mr lee found some amazing tactics to play in the territory and create a really huge fight. >> reporter: go is an ancient chinese game for two players who take turns placing black and white stones on a 19 by 19 grid. they win by surrounding their opponent's pieces. it sounds simple. a go players has a choice of 200 moves compared to around 20
moves in chess. intuition is important as memory which makes conquering go the mount everest of programmers. the program using two sets of deep neural networks that allow it to crunch data in a more human like fashion. it learns and improves from every game it plays. last october they beat the european go champion five nil. but this latest victory sets a whole new bench march. the defeated champion tried to put a face on it with a reassuring word for the rest of the human race. >> translation: alga go exhibited some weaknesses, so i doubt whether it has the skills that could actually deliver a wider message to humans. i think lee is the one who lost today, not humanitarian. >> reporter: with the final two games. the series still to be played, alpha go is only going to get better and cleverer earlier we spoke to technology journalist adrian
marrs about the phenomenon >> we're getting to the stage, certainly in less than 10 years, where we with build the computer that has the processing power of the human brain, but we have to understand how the brain is put together before we can make a computer do that. once we do that then the world changes. you have self aware, conscious machines, ethical problems, they will have feelings, think like us. it is a bag of worms around it means not only that, that a year to two years later they will be twice as powerful, two years later, four times as powerful and then dealing with a world where machine intelligence is way in excess of ours. that might lead to a utopia where it is wonderful or a terrible world where like irobot decide to take over or who controls the most boxes therefore who controls the world that's it for the news hour.
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