tv Weekend News Al Jazeera February 13, 2016 5:00am-6:01am EST
pop francis gets a warm welcome in mexico soon after an historic meeting in cuba. find out why businesses will be forced to reveal the gap between men and women's pay. plus. >> reporter: i'm in nairobi. this looks like money but it's not. i will tell you how people in this community are using it first, we go to syria where both inside the country and outside there are growing doubts that a proposed pause in the fighting will actually happen. government forces backed by russian air raids are trying to encircle rebels in syria's largest city, aleppo, and cut off their supply lines to turkey. government forces have made another key gain in that offensive and these are pictures from syrian state tv showing
soldiers closing in on rebel ground in the al tam oura valley. they've taken a strategic hill close to many towns. president bashar al-assad said he would defeat his enemies across the country. >> translation: we have fully believed in negotiations and impolitical action since the beginning of this crisis. however, if we negotiate, it does not mean that we stop fighting terrorism. the two tracts are inevitable in syria. first through negotiations and second through fighting terrorism. >> look, i mean he is deluded if he thinks that's there is a military solution to the conflict in syria. we have seen this wax and wane over now five years, but all we're looking at if the syrian regime continues the fighting is more bloodshed, more hardship
and, frankly, a greater hardening of positions on either side we have correspondents following all the developments. we have dominic kane in munich where world leaders are meeting at a security conference, another in moscow who will talk about the prime minister's comments at that conference, but first let's go to our correspondent in southern turkey close to the syrian border where syrian government forces have been making further advances towards recapping tour aleppo. the battle for aleppo has been characterised as being a real significant battle in terms of the overall war. we've just heard from the president who seems to think that he can continue fighting and talk at the same time. >> reporter: yes. the syrian government and its backer russia believe that they can change the balance of power on the ground enough to make the
rebels, the different armed groups, surrender, but there is defiance from the opposition. they say they will fight back and even if they lost ground, they can easily change their tactics and launch counter offences. they remain defiant vowing that they will not surrender, but undoubtedly they have lost ground in such a strategic province for the so-called moderate opposition. at least the rebels called moderates by the international community because this is their last remaining stronghold in the north. you mentioned earlier the government capturing this hill top position which actually allows it to disrupt a main supply line for the rebels between the western countryside of aleppo and the northern countryside of aleppo. this position really is just a few kilometers to the main entrance to the eastern part of the city of aleppo under the control of the opposition. what the government wants to do is encircle aleppo in order to force the rebels into submission
because what has happened across syria over the past few years is when the government is able to lay siege to areas, people suffer from the lack of food, lack of medical supplies and one way or another a deal is reached. so they're pursuing this campaign and they're also trying to reach the turkish border because one of their objectives is to receive that border and prevent the rebels from having a life line thank you for that reporting on developments on the ground. our correspondent in moscow, all of the syrian government advances are backed up by air power. the prime minister is center stage at this security conference taking place in munich and receiving an awful lot of criticism for that. >> reporter: the russian line is being repeated once again in munich again. it is a line we've heard many times from russian politicians,
is that the slew of online content, videos, et cetera, and all these reports that have come from human rights groups on the ground in syria specifically accusing the russians of fairly indiscriminate bombing in syria, specifically targeting syrians, syrian civilians. the russian line on this is this does not constitute evidence. no credible evidence, they say, has been provided so far that russia is targeting civilians in syria. that's the kind of thing that we have heard from him before. we're going to carry on hearing it, i'm sure. he was talking about a good many things, though. essentially the whole tenor of his speech in munich was essentially talking specifically to the west and saying we are not friends any more, we used to be friends. we can still be friends again in the future, but to be friends you have to see things the russian way. he had a particularly pungent
when he was talking about russian nato relations. let's listen in. >> translation: uncould go so far as to say we have slid back into a new cold war which is one of the threats to nato as a whole or to europe and the u.s. and my colleague from nato also regarding this particular issue with russian activity within syria, more reports are emerging that suggest that 20 people have been killed by russian air strikes carried out on alganto. that's in homs province and this happened on friday. al jazeera can't verify this video, but it has been posted on line. as you can see it shows parents who are weeping over their children, who have been hit in attacks. there are others covering the dead. in another part of alganto,
there is a man appealing for help. >> translation: for god sakes, we're being slaughtered exterminated. help us, by god help us all the while of course russia has signed up to this cessation of hostilities which is not as firm as a ceasefire, is it, but there's a space of a week within which this needs to be achieved. >> reporter: yes. that gives the russian air force and if gives the syrian army on the ground a week in which to push their advantage, really. he was talking about these sorts of things in munich, but he was essentially saying that what the russians are doing is not fulfilling any kind of hidden agenda or secret objective.
he said that basically what they're doing is just trying to pursue their national interests and their national interests are, as he put it, in defending russia from terrorists. that's the way the russians are framing what they're doing in syria at the moment. he said if the situation in syria and other hot spots of the world are not normalized, then terrorism will become a new type of war involving, as he put it, the whole world thank you for that. going to domesticic kane-- domesticic kane - dominic-- on the ground the signs are not good for a ceasefire, are they?
>> reporter: that's right. certainly a succession of speakers here in munich, today, yesterday and, indeed, on thursday night when the agreement was arrived at by the i.s.s. g. they talked about the need for a solution, a binding solution and had highlighted the humanitarian angle, the humanitarian tragedy that syria has suffered in the past years. that is an issue that has been raised many times by my guests from amnesty international. some people, many people, are sceptical about the possibility of a peaceful solution emerging from the thursday agreement here in munich. what does your organization believe? >> well, the syrian crisis has been ongoing for so many years and it has been a situation of hopelessness and despair, so i think everyone is looking for some hope and some ray of hope. we shouldn't be completely cynical, but the reality is that the people who still on the table, who have come to this
so-called cessation of hostilities, there is low trust in these people who make these decisions because they keep talking and doing the opposite on the ground. so the fact is as we speak, the bombing is continuing. we have the prime minister say that they will keep fighting and everybody is a terrorist, right. if you don't like someone, you called them terrorist. if you don't like somebody, call them a terrorist and keep bombing. them. the who are suffering are the civilians. we need to stop killing civilians, we need to provide unfettered humanitarian access, but am i holding my breath about the recent sort of deal as it's called? no, not really >> reporter: of course, the syrian crisis over the last five years has led to a great dias r
diaspora of syrians. what do you think needs to be done in syria but in the wider world insofar as this element of the humanitarian tragedy of syria is concerned? icht >> of course it is a humanitarian crisis, a refugee crisis. so there's many damaged crisis, but i think the underlying crisis is a leadership crisis. when we talk about the refugee crisis, we have to remember that the only moment it became a global refugee crisis is when the refugees started going to europe. suddenly it has been global. it has been going on for five years. what needs to happen is give the international protections which these people who are fleeing from war and persecution deserve and are entitled to. i was in beqaa valley and i met women, children and families, and not one of them said they wanted to go to europe. they want to go back to syria, but they can't. let's treat them with respect and dignity.
we understand that it's difficult for europeans and for other countries, but the fact is the majority of the refugees, whether it is in africa, asia or in the middle east, are in the rae jobs where they're coming from-- regions where they're coming from. 1.2 million refugees need urgent resettlement, not even 10% are being provided that. if we don't deal with these problems at this stage, it comes back to bite us. it is a vicious circle. let's not look for short-term solutions, let not look to take short-cuts, avoiding our international responsibilities because the long-term cost is very, very high. >> reporter: thank you very much. certainly the issues that are raised by the humanitarian crisis in syria are a dominant theme across this munich security conference. we will be hearing from john kerry within the next hour thank you very much, indeed. now some other news, and a libyan air force jet has been shot down.
the libyan air force chief says the plane came under fire from anti aircraft guns on the ground. the pilot ejected safely but his whereabouts remain unclear. this is the third jet to be downed over libya since the beginning of the year. egypt's president has announced that he is handing legislative authority back to parliament. sisi made the announcement whilst addressing politicians in cairo on saturday. he had been holding the power despite a new parliament which was elected last year. with me in the studio is our middle east analyst. he appears to be anxious to prove his democratic credentials. >> indeed. well, let me just say some observations, some notes about the speech. the speech actually was well written, but it seemed to me
that in most parts of that speech he was not speaking about egypt. it fit another egypt as if there's two different egypt's. the second, it was too general. he touched base on many issues, excluding some fatal issues, some life threatening issues for the state itself. he talked about the threats of plots, the plots that egypt is facing nowadays. now, we have been listening to these plots about these plots for the last 60 years. well, at any given time, any country could face some plots, but that doesn't justify oppression. he talked about achievements, some of which were releasing scores of the innocent youth, prisoner youth, and he put it as if its an achievement.
it's not an achievement, mr president. it is an obligation. it shouldn't have happened in the first place, yet there are more than 50,000 others languishing in prisons. he talked about launching a dialogue with the youth, but what about oppressing the youth? what about detaining the youth? he talked about achievements of egypt being non-permanent member of the security council, as if it's an achievement. it's not. it's a routine process in which an african country should represent the state. he talked about building a state. that was actually a shock to me. it is as if for the last 60 years they haven't been a state of egypt, although the other presidents, former presidents who just happened to belong to
the military establishment, they have been talking about a state. he talked about a dream. according to him there is no state and we should build a new state. for me it seems not much of a dream. it is a nightmare thank you for that. demonstrators have clashed in bahrain. it is in the south-east of the capital. the rulers with the help of saudi arabia's military put down a mass movement calling for greater political representation in 2011. we've got a lot more coming up on this al jazeera news hour, including finding out why these afghan refugees in europe are making a bee line forty lee. -- for italy. struggling to breathe, find out
how pollution is killing children in afghanistan's capital. coming up in sport, we will look ahead to another busy day in the english premier league as manchester united travel to sunderla sunderland. pope francis has landed in mexico. he was welcomed by a huge groud. the country has the second largest catholic population after brazil. our correspondent has more now from mexico city. >> reporter: thousands have come out here to watch the pope pass through the city after he landed here. he is coming for those talks-- came from those talks in cuba. his official functions begin on saturday. he will give the key to the city of mexico city.
he will hold talks in the heart of the capital. after that it is on to more controversial aspects of his trip. he will be holding a mass on sunday in a violent suburb on the edge of the city. that decision to hold the mass there and to travel to other parts of the country wracked by violence is hoping to show solidarity to those people who are threatened by organized criminal groups who sometimes rule large parts of the country without fear of retribution. after that mass on sunday he will travel to other parts including the southern state where he will meet with indigenous leaders. for a long time the catholic church has held these people at arm's length.
he will have a mass on the border in which he will say a prayer for so many my grants that have died-- migrants who have died on the way north before he got there pope francis and patriarch kirill metaphor the first time. it is-- met for the first time. >> reporter: they said their meeting was an compression to the world-- compression to the world-- expression to the world. pope francis and patriarch kirill began to heal a 1000 year old wounds in the christian faith. >> translation: we spoke as brothers. we believe peace is made by working together. >> reporter: their planes are side-by-side here which provided a symbolic image to this
historic day. the meeting was years in the making, dating back to the 1990s. pope francis he said in 2014 he told patriarch kirill, i will go wherever you want. just call me. castro helped orchestrate the meeting. they spoke for three hours inside a meeting room at the international airport in havana. the men emerged saying they're uniting it to help what they call the ex-termation of christians in the middle east and north africa. they say violence and terrorism must end in iraq and syria. >> translation: defend the right of christians the world over. >> reporter: the two sides framed the meeting as a reconciliation, but critics say
it was a political move on the part of the russia. patriarch kirill is closely aligned with vladimir putin. it comes at a time when russia is facing pressure from the west due to its military action in syria and ukraine. critics say this was an attempt by russia to bolster its profile in the west. the historic meeting raised the profile of cuba. a triumphant president told reporters cubans will continue supporting peace. then referring to his efforts to help end latin america's longest war, said colombia is next after can refugees-- afghan refugees crossing europe have told al jazeera that they're seeking asylum in italy because it is too hard in germany. berlin has accepted the highest number of refugees travelling
into the e.u. they are now strengthening their borders now. >> reporter: this part of the northerly italy had been bypassed from right to left past the mountains in slow even i can't. now there are hundreds trying to proverbs their value to italy. they they can cook their own food have limited freedoms while they wait to see what the authorities make of them. not perfect, but some had got to germany and found it impossible to penetrate, so they turned around and came back to >> taly >> i see they took 300 people there. they were giving us food and all that stuff, but i saw it, it was very busy. in one month, nobody could came
to - nobody came to us and ask anything like that. >> reporter: syrians, iraqis and afghans are the ones to get priority in this asylum queue, but many say it doesn't work like that in practice. afghans and pakistanis toll us they went to germany to find the authorities there offering preferential treatment to syrians and a growing number are deciding to turn left at slovenia rather than going straight on and are seeking asylum in italy instead. they complain there are as many afghans now as well as italians. >> it would provide better chance for interest learning the language, getting in touch, getting in a territory where they will live in >> reporter: groups like doctors without borders are camping up
their presence. the refugees talk on facebook with their friends to advise of their chances. >> they will be invited by the police to go for medical screening and after that to be invited to the place where they will formalise. >> reporter: italy could find itself with refugees finding their country we stay in europe for the weather. it's looking wet, very wet indeed. >> reporter: that's right. it does look dismal. it looked sunny. there is plenty of rain. in the west that's where we've had most of the rain and this is what it looks like in parts of south-west france at the moment.
a river there has over flowed its banks and you can see the devastation that is being caused there by some of that flooding. this area of cloud is going to continue over western parts of europe over the next few days. you can see the latest system making its way into the central parts of france and another one over spain and portugal. some places are reporting over 150 millimeters of rain there. that's about twice what we would expect in the entire month of february. clearly a lot of rain to have just in 24 hours. there's more wet weather still to come as well. during the day today you can see plenty of wet weather over western europe and then it stays very wet there and we head through sun. the northern western parts of spain is expecting the rains. through monday things dry up. still some patches of heavy
rain, but for many of us in france it is dryer and that's because of northerly wind. even though it will be dry it will be turning cold thank you very much. still to come on this al jazeera news hour, we look at how the humble radio is still going strong more than 120 years after the first air waves were sent and received. the u.s. government is taking steps to end modern day slavery. in sport, the international olympic committee is making hosting the olympic games more attractive.
welcome back to al jazeera. these are our top stories. syrian government troops backed by russian air strikes are closing in on aleppo from the north-west. opposition fighters are struggling to keep control of towns along the highway which appears to be the last supply route down into the city from turkey. meanwhile, war in syria is high on the agenda at a foreign minister's security summit in munich. pope francis is in mexico for a five-day tour. he was welcomed by huge crowds in mexico city. he will celebrate mass in the capital later on saturday. former governor of afghanistan
herat province has been kidnapped in islamabad. he was abducted by an unidentified man in a high security area that houses politicians. pakistan is in the grip of a taliban insurgency, but the tightly guarded capital has a very low crime rate. no-one has yet claimed responsibility. there have been protests in haiti as the country's parliament is due to vote for an interim president in the coming hours. the former president left office on sunday with no success or following a botched election. protesters who feel the voting public has been side lined by parliament have been out on the streets to get their voices heard. our correspondent reports from the capital. >> reporter: a ritual herald sz the start of the protest towards haiti's parliament. those who march are members of the opposition and come here
because they want to make sure their voices are heard. most of them say democracy in haiti is at risk. >> translation: we are protesting to get a new president and a new prime minister. all social sectors should be represented. former president wants to put whoever he wants in power. we don't want that. >> reporter: last sunday he stepped down as president leaving behind a power vacuum. the first round of haiti's presidential election was held last year, but a run-off vote planned for the last month has been repeatedly delayed amid tense protests of fraud. they've been going from one neighborhood to another to get support. they say they're angry and they
don't trust parliament. on saturday parliament will vote and elect an interim president. they're working against time to get the country out of the crisis. >> translation: parliament is trying to get haiti out of this crisis. haiti has many crises, an economic one, social one and now a political one. we need a new government that will help the haiti government and haiti people. >> reporter: this is haiti's worst political crisis in more than a decade. when the president was deposed. many say the former president and international community are to blame. >> translation: for years the international community has been deplaud-- applauding everything he did. he was violating human rights
and handing over the country to the rich. >> reporter: that's why piece theme vow to continue their protest. they want to make sure that whomever leads haiti, even if it is just for the next few months, is someone who will truly represent them businesses in the u.k. will be forced to reveal what they pay men and women for the same work. the government announced on friday that companies with more than 250 employees will be required to publish the figures, although that won't happen unless 2018. the latest figures show women earn around 20% less than man, a gap the government want to see clos close. >> i want to clear that tackling the pay gap is necessary and althouwe
are not complacent. i am also disappointed that we have been able to publish the regulations, but they are coming in the next couple of days. then we will will be out for consultation. this is one of the first things that we said we wanted to tackle after the election last year. we think at the heart of the regulations is transparency. it is about concentrating companies' minds about the gender pay gap that we suspect, and i think evidence shows, exists in many companies a new bill passed by the u.s. congress plans to ban imported goods if they're produced through forced or slave labor. it clues fish, clothes and gold. rob reynolds reports >> reporter: forced labor, what some call slavery still flushishes in the 21st century. these fishermen were forced to
work on thai fishing boats,? cases tortured, abused and imprisoned. it is estimated more than 30 million people, adults and children, are trafficked like merchandise, forced to work, sold into marriages and exploited for sex as prostitutes. campaigners say almost every region of the world has its victims >> they produce about 150 billion dollars in illegal profits. so it is a sizeable chunk of any economy. >> reporter: now the u.s. congress has passed a bill that will ban the import of goods that is produced through forced and child labor. it is an amendment to an 80 year old anti slavery law >> what the old law said is basically economics just trumped human rights. >> reporter: from seafood cause in south-east asia, from cot an grown in kazakstan and gold in
south africa, many goods that can be banned under the current legislatio legislation. >> dls is going to have to put the resources in the right place. they're going to have to change the way that they investigate, they have investigators all over the world. so the capacity is there. they need to catch up with how global supply chains work in the 21st century. >> reporter: products from forced labor have found themselves on the shelves of big u.s. retailers like wall walmart and whole foods. lawsuits against many have said they have curbed many instances of child labor in plantations. the companies deny the charges
and say they are working to improve labor conditions. an ancient abuse and the ultimate crime against human dignity still aconflicting many today. rob reynolds environmental activists in kabul say care pollution is causing the deaths of around 2,000 people every year. young children and infants are most at risk. from kabul, our correspondent reports. >> reporter: strapped to a breathing tube t in the circumstances an intensive care unit, 8 month old baby fights to survive >> she is in a very severe condition. >> reporter: she has a bad lung condition. next two her two more infants with infected lungs. doctors say this scene repeats
itself every winter in the only children's hospital. infants bed ridden with lung infections, likely caused by toxic air particles. this is where health officials say you will find the poisoned air. the streets of kabul, one of the most polluted cities in the world. a city where your smart phones weather app says the sky is blue, but walk outside what you she is dust and smog you can taste and smem. for years additionals say the air has been polluted by moorly maintained cars that burn low-quality fuel and people who burn toxic material for heat and get rid of garbage by setting it on fire >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: it this man said poisonous parcels in the area and pollution contribute to the
death $of around 2,000 people in ka kabul every year >> every day we are losing a number of our citizens. >> even if one person is affected, it is a problem. >> reporter: deputy director of the national environmental protection agency insists the government takes pollution seriously. >> reporter: why is it your government are doing -- why isn't your government doing more? >> it is a long-term process >> reporter: there are things the government can do now. for example, raise public awareness, that's relatively inexpensive. why isn't the government doing that now? >> the government has started this. it is a public situation and this is the first time that we are considering on the environmental management. >> reporter: other government plans include investment in proper sewerage and waste management systems. initiatives that won't help this little girl, but could help our countless afghan children north korea has announced it will stop an investigation into
the fate of japanese citizens abducted decades ago. this is seen as a re retaliatory attack. they admitted to kidnapping 13 japanese citizens during the 1970s and 80s. japan has reacted angrily to the announcement >> translation: it is extremely regrettable that north korea announced to suspends the investigation by the special committee into abductions of japanese citizens. the japanese government is not thinking to scrap the agreement to restart investigations on the abductee issue in the past 100 years many things have changed, not least of which the way we get our news. daughter-in-lawing it will at all technology-- ij at all unanimouslying-- digital have
increased this. saturday is being observed as world radio day. according to the u.n. there are around 44,000 radio stations worldwide distributing to over 70% of the world's population and nearly 75% of households in developing countries have access to a radio making it an essential and reliable part of disaster and emergency response, for instance. to talk more about the relevance of radio today, we're joined in the studio who is a host for radio here in doha. welcome to the program. >> thank you you are a radio host. tell us about your program and what function, what sort of aim and objective do you have with your show some >> okay. my show is a live show. it is called the qf drive show. as from sunday to thursday every
day, 4 to 6 p.m. the aim is that it's educational informational as well as it has entertainment factor as well. we have a lot of cement p segments with songs but those that will benefit people these statistics are extraordinary, aren't they. radio is an old technology when everybody is playing games on their phone, everything is digital these days. why do you think radio has this special appeal? >> radio is definitely very accessible in a lot of countries, not just in the developing countries, for example. that's why it's important because we have a big burden on us that we need to have a lot of information, not only just entertainment, but some people, the only way that they get information is radio.
that's why it's important. yes it is old, but a lot of people still listen to it and it is developing within the years i think one of the fascinating things about radio that add to its appeal is the fact that it is a secondary occupation. you can do other things whilst you're listening to the radio. >> exactly which you can't do with anything else can you >> yeah. exactly. a lot of people still turn on the radio in their car, especially in doha traffic. you can't really watch tv while you're driving, so radio provides that for them it's also a very sort of good tapping into the imagination, isn't it, because it actually requires more of you, the listener, than, say, television does. >> yeah. exactly. the thing that i love about radio is that the text messages that we get from the people honestly just made my day as a radio host. it's knowing that you're actually making a difference and people are listening to you and
enjoying what you're doing. so that factor that it's a two-way communication, i love that about radio that's combining two kinds of technology at least >> exactly clearly you're a young woman, you come from the u.k. >> yeah what is did the radio that you particularly like because so many of your generation would be drawn into maybe not even television, but certainly online activities >> yeah. radio has become online. it has become on the phone, not just in the radio in your car. it does kinds of appeal to younger generation as well as the content that we provide. it has developed among the years. we do provide songs, recent songs that are my generation would listen to as well as news and segments that people like me would be interested in. what i love about it the most, as i said, is the people messaging us and telling me, i love your show and i love the
poverty, but some communities in kenya are trying it. they're already being bartered for goods and services in several towns. >> reporter: these are traders in a township at the edge of kenya's capital. they're being introduced to a new currency. only traders register with the association running the scheme and can use it. the association issues for free 200 vouchers equivalent to about $2 to each business taking part. the project coordinator say that the vouchers allow traders to save their currency for difficult financial times. >> this is actually a currency that really promotes the community, that if they have less money, they use the community currency so that they
can be able to access the goods and services that they need to be used at home. this woman after selling her food she can go to a shop that accepts the vouchers. she buys bread using her hard currency and the voucher. the shop keeper can buy vegetables for his family from the stall next-door using the same voucher. >> translation: i used to buy 3 kilos of potatos. now i can buy a sack to last me for a week. i also get a lot of customers because if you're in this network, you cannot go and buy anywhere else. you have to look here. >> reporter: to get the vouchers you must have a business, either a shop, a restaurant, a vegetable store, have a product or service that can benefit the next trader, but many people here say that they cannot afford to own a business.
they find themselves excluded from the scheme as they barely enough money to feed their families, let alone start a business, but it is a concept that have worked in other developing countries like brazil and south africa. >> it takes a lot of time for them to understand how these vouchers work in the community. that has been a challenge. people look at the vouchers and think it is just money, no, it's just pieces of papers. >> reporter: those who use the local currency vouchers say if they're only accepted in small designated neighborhoods, they have their uses. this woman can save money and expand her business one colorful bill at a time it's time for the sports news. a busy day today? >> reporter: that's right absolutely. man chess tear united manager said he would be disappointed if the club had approached someone to replace him. the position has been in question since december where they were knocked out.
the champions league suffered four separate defeats. united are currently fifth in the glirn premier league, six points behind man city. they travel to sunderland. the team drew with liverpool in their last game. >> i think the players are looking forward to it now. i think what they can take from man chess tear city and the last 15 manipulates of liverpool shows we've got a little bit of art, quality with the new players and a little bit of resilience and hopefully, you know, that will be a few more wins and confidence to play against manchester united and try and get another result in this big game. five games kick off at 15 gmf in england. they are as you can see there. the late game features last year's champions chelsea hosting
newcastle. real madrid will be without the world' most expensive player. the coach has admitted that the attacker's recover from a cap injury is taking longer than expected. the next week's match will help them get to the top >> i'm worried when i play them, but no more than i should be. we're working on it. i think he is better every day. it is taking him a bit longer. we want him to be at 100%. >> reporter: an unbeaten 176 as australia took control of the test against new zealand. his batting average is higher
than the australian great donald bradman. he was assisted by 140 in welling tonne as the ausies ended day two on 463 for six. south africa's cricketers have narrowly beaten england to level the series. england batted first. root got his century on this time making his side make 262. in the last crewsd to a century. he was out for a duck this time around. the batsman did manage to give the south african score card some respectablity. the series is tied at two two. the decider will be in cape town. >> today i was - it was one of
the greatest days. i keep saying in terms of i'm so happy i can contribute. to win a game for your country, it doesn't matter what format, chess, darts, whatever. it's a special feeling. for myself, personally, i'm just happy i could contribute, but in saying that, i'm glad i've got run runs. >> new york mets harry has become the first major player to receive a lifetime ban. he is currently serving a 162 game ban for a previous drugs offence. the lifetime suspension is the longest drug-related band. major league baseball has ever issued. south core's is tied for the leaped with japan's player after the second round of the pebble
beach proa m in california. he was one stroke shy of becoming the 7th player to shoot a 59 on the pga tour. he finished 11 under 60. world number one had some luck on the 17th hole. he struggled on the greens. he finished on 69, eight shots back. the champions face france for the second match of this year's competition. they drew their opener against wales 16, 16, narrowly beatingity lee. ireland haven't lost to the french since 2011. >> our quality side is a very, very tough place to come and play. wherever they singment french anthem-- sing the french anthem, it is a great place to be. it's so much passion and,
obviously, from a player's point of view and that, you have to block that. >> the fourth youth olympic games is underway in norway. the tournament is in the scene of the modern winter olympics back in 1994. despite the country's obsession with skiing, norway withdrew from the running to host the 2020 games. >> reporter: sporting events come and go, but not all of them leave anything true and lasting behind them. lily hammer is a big different. the symbol of the 1994 winter olymp olympics is carved in the treat. even the statues of kings have skis. now it is looking to the future hosting the youth olympic games with more than a thousand 15 to 18-year-old from 71 countries taking part.
they're following in the tracks of national heros who won gold here before this generation was born. >> it is like my parents talk about it still. it is so happening and people were cheering and they were outside and having so much fun. it is the whole experience. it is important to see, not only goal, but also think that i want to compete in the real olympic games too. >> reporter: some of the 15 sports are totally new, such as monobob. only one athlete inside instead of a team of two or four. a testing grounds for new sports such as snow boarding, that have since gone on to be a success at the senior winter games. freshing up the program might not be enough to stop the movement getting stuck in a rut. skiing here is a way of life, but not so much that norway--
we're going live to munich where you can see john kerry is addressing the conference. >> so maybe not. i'm glad to be back here at the security conference. if you think back to 1963, the first year of the munich security conference, this forum has always been about the pursuit of peace. back then here in germany, as elsewhere, the cold war actually felt pretty hot. the wall was a concrete indication of a new reality,
barbed wire was strung across the heart of the country, indeed the heart of europe. that was the year that president kennedy spoke and said to all who doubted the courage and the resolve of free people, let them come to berlin. many of us here remember the starkness of that period of time very, very well. i was a kid. my dad was the legal adviceor to the high-- adviser to the high commissioner of germany. i was privileged to be dumped off at a school in switzerland. i didn't know where i was at age 11 or 12, and i saw first hand what europe was like in those years emerging from the war. everything talked about was the
war. i used to ride my bike and see the church and the temple and the burnt out building. i know what it was about. it is clear today that while the cold war is long over, the need for the same qualities that brought people through that, the courage and resolve in defending liberty and pursuing peace is absolutely as vital today as it was half a century ago. obviously, everyone in this room doesn't need a secretary of state or secretary of state of great britain an or anyone else to go through the list of what we face. it's obvious that probably never in history have we been dealing with as many hot spots, as many failed or failing states all at
one time. not to mention the nuclear program and other challenges all at the same time. so everybody here understands that you wouldn't be here otherwise. d.a.e.s.h.'s campaign of terror now extends its reach well beyond syria. the war that has claimed so many lives still rages. we are facing, we together, the gravest humanitarian crisis in europe since world war ii, as innocent people, many of whom are just women and children, are either trapped inside a country without access to medicine and food or they have been forced to flee. the flood of desperate migrants has now spread well beyond the middle east as we know 50 of the people now are knocking on the or