tv Weekend News Al Jazeera February 13, 2016 4:00pm-5:01pm EST
this is al jazeera hello everyone. welcome to the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. diplomatic disagreements over whether a pause in syria's civil work as turkey targets kurdish fighters in the country. a bomb on a somali airliner. we explore what it means for aviation security.
donald trumps goes head to head with rivals. we're with special forces in senegal as they train to counter the threat against foreigners in west africa. >> reporter: i'm with the day's sport. the pressure among on manchester united's manager. a lot and a further blow to their champion league ambition . hello. attempts to stop the fighting in syria even temporarily appear to be going nowhere as the fighting continues. at a global security conference in munich the u.s. secretary of state was turning about a-- talking about a turn point. the prime minister is saying a
cold war. they're encircling opposition force new zealand aleppo. russia is continuing its bombing campaign. to complicate matters further, turkish forces began shelling kurdish targets inside syria. we will have more on the diplomatic front in a moment from dominic kane but first our correspondent on the border. >> reporter: this gives an advantage, the main rebel supply line from the west to the northern countryside of aleppo is now within range of fire. disrupting the supply line is not their only objective. it is not far from the only entrance to the opposition controlled enclave in aleppo. opposition fighters are trying to keep the roads open to prevent a siege of eastern aleppo where tens of thousands people live. a pause in the fighting will only benefit the government it
is said. >> translation: the battle for aleppo was carried out by the international community. they will not stop fighting until all sieges are lifted and the bombardment stops. there will be no permanent ceasefire to the regime. >> reporter: the people of aleppo have come together to prepare for the possibility of a siege. doctors, activists, lawyers, journalists created a united revolution front and a call to arms has been answered by civilians. men of fighting age are receiving training before what could be a major battle. >> translation: these men will join their brothers in the free syrian army. they will hold positions. we will teach other enemy lessons they won't forget. >> reporter: for those in the opposition, the government's military campaigns across the country and its recent battle field gains will not force them to lay down their arms. there is opposition to a u.s.
russian plan agreed in munich to pause the fighting within a week. rebel commanders say it is unrealistic because russian air strikes can continue to target i.s.i.l. and al-qaeda-linked al-nusra front. the offensive have weak end groups considered by moderates. they are strongest around aleppo. for the first time in years the opposition risks losing its hard land in the north and its life line the turkish border. the fall of aleppo won't be the end of the war they said. instead of direct confrontation, they plan to resort to irregular warfare to loosen the government's grip on the ground turkey's prime minister is demanding kurdish fighters withdraw from around its border with syria. turkey has carried out shelling
in the north of the country. y.p.g. says its positions were targeted. turkey says it was striking in re-italian under the army's rule of engagement. we have this update. >> reporter: turkish military confirming that their targeting positions of the y.p.g. inside the northern aleppo province. a clear message to the y.p.g. which is considered a terrorist organization. over the past few days this group and their allies have been taking ground from the turkey backed opposition groups. taking advantage of the government offensive in the northern aleppo countryside. as we speak, we do know that the y.p.g. has been trying to advance towards too main rebel strong holds in the northern corridor of aleppo province. clearly a warning tell them not to advance any further or supporting the opposition groups on the ground who are trying to
repel their advance. the foreign minister did warn against action such as other action in northern iraq where air strikes have been targeting p.k.k. positions over the past few months. turkey considers the y.p.g. an offshoot of the p.k.k. at the end of the day the y.p.g. is an ally of the u.s. and turkey made it clear to the u.s. administration that it is not happy with this alliance but the u.s. saying that its position will not change there has been plenty of talk about ending the conflict in syria at the security conference being attended by world leaders in munich. russia has been amongst the most skeptical voices about the pause in the fighting can happen. >> reporter: only a short while after the agreement on syria was reached in this city, the u.s. secretary of state was back in munich for a security conference. although some politicians had
held negotiations as an accept forward others have held extreme ask scepticism. john kerry addressed that and said how important it was to make it work >> this conflict will still require a political solution at some point in time in order to make peace, no matter what happens. this is the moment. this is a hinge point. decisions made in the coming days and weeks and few months could end the war in syria or it could define a very difficult set of choices for the future. >> reporter: quite how difficult is becoming clear this weekend in munich. the french prime minister has accused the russians of bombing civilians in syria, an allegation endorsed by the u.s.
government. the russian prime minister has said comments like these are making his country feel increasingly isolated. >> translation: one could go so far as to say that we have slid back to a new cold war, almost on an every day basis we are called a threat. >> reporter: the russian stressed that they have national interests in syria and that they have no secret agenda. they have repeatedly denied that they are bombing civilians there. the humanitarian tragedy syria has suffered for the past five years has been highlighted by aid agencies and human rights groups alike. hundreds of thousands of people killed and millions more displaced both inside and outside syria. >> translation: i think the underlying crisis is a leadership crisis. we have - when we talk about the refugee crisis we have to remember the only time it became a global crisis is when they
started going to europe. it has been going on for five years. it's in different parts of the world. what needs to happen is we need to give the international protections which these people deserve and are entitled to. >> reporter: while there may well be international support for a peaceful way out of the syria crisis, at the same time there are signs that regional players like turkey and saudi arabia are readying their forces for ground operations. dominic kane saudi arabia has confirmed that it has sent some military personnel and jets to the turkish air base which is used by the u.s. coalition in the fight against i.s.i.l. it is not known how many planes or soldiers have been sent. now in the studio who is a senior lecture. thanks for coming in. the battle field in syria is
becoming ever more complex. now we have the possibility that saudi arabia and turkey might launch some sort of ground operation in syria. why is that happening right now? >> i think it's more or less to counter balance the advances of the russian and the iranian support to the regime in syria, the bashar al-assad regime in syria. both turkey and saudi arabia feels that the national security is at stake here. turkey has around 2.7 million refugees, 300 thousand iraqi refugees and believe that there will be much more tens of thousands if aleppo fell down to the russian-iranian regime hezbollah alliance. it has been proposing for a long time the idea of a safe zone where it can keep some refugees that are coming from there. saudi arabia believe that any advancement in iran - in syria is in the benefit of iran and, therefore, it would be a threat
to its own national security if it was somehow be sijd from the south in yemen and from the north in syria, and many believe that it's own eastern province will be a target. both countries believe that their own national security is at threat. the russian intervention caused a tip towards the regime in terms of the military balance and, therefore, they need to somehow confront that saudi arabia says it's a fight about i.s.i.l., but from the turkish perspective might it be about the fight against the y.p.g. because they're already shelling those positions >> yes. russia has raised the i.s.i.s. flag and it is focused on the revolutionary groups and so on and so forth. to have an intervention, you need to raise theisise flag.
they have another concern, not justisise which bombed turkey, but also the y.p.g. and p.k.k., the mother organization, many come from the p.k.k. ranks. turkey takes this very seriously. that's on one side saudi arabia also believes that if it did not intervene now, if - and if the status quo forces control all of the border crossings on turkey, then they will not, even if they want to, prive some support, they will not be able to. it is one way to race, control the strategical locations so that they can advance after that. at the moment the strategy seems to be more or less attempting to control the border crossings whether from the south with jordan or from the north in turkey, and then somehow make a
line between turkey to jordan and this line will divide syria into east and west, and make it under control of russia iran and the regime and its allies and this will make things very, very difficult. the security threats that will come out of this. for both turkey and saudi arabia, and europe in the background because where would they go. they will probably end up in europe somehow and they will probably come to europe at one point or another. for all these, really the russian interventions have changed the game significantly and made threats flying all over what is likely to be the response of both u.s. and russia, key figures in talks happening later in the months, talks have been happening in munich. they are key figures of what is
happening in syria. what is likely to be their response to the idea that saudi arabia and turkey might have alliance and going on the ground? >> the putin government has been outmaneuvering the obama administration. it lacks a credible plan for syria, it is about - makes terrible threats. you will remember when they threatened that they have chemical weapons used and intervention. a whole other series of statements that really were quite outrageous. in the end of it, right now what the u.s. is aiming for is the political solution, somehow compromised. the putin regime is interested in a military position. the syrian regime is also interested in that situation. talk whatever you want in
europe, but they're trying to gain the ground basically and beat the opposition on the ground. there is no counter threat to that. the only counter influence, if you wish, is what turkey and saudi arabia. basically the turks are - there is more damage to turkey than anyone else mainly because of the - we're talking about three million refugees in there. this is after, of course, the situation in syria which is more likely to get - we're talking about the 7 miss placed people, and the estimates are higher. a major humanitarian disaster. this is likely not to end now. the obama administration does not have any successful policy or successful strategy to try to contain and limit the damage in anyway. we're seeing an option implementation of a plan, some
plan. however, its consequences for the original player is you will see the reaction good to get your answers. that thanks for coming in. still to come on the program, war on zika. brazil sends the army out to spread awareness of the threat posed by the virus. the pope takes aim at mexico's politicians and church leaders to tackle the country's problems. in sport how the price of technology cost this australian football team. first, republican presidential hopefuls in the u.s. are going up to go head to head later in a final televised debate before the south carolina primary next week. our correspondent is there for
us. what are we likely to be watching out for tonight? >> reporter: there is going to be three battles on stage. the one between donald trump and ted cruz to establish who is the outsider, the contender for the people who not part of the party establishment to be the candidate. then there will be the establishment battle. that's become marco rubio, john kasich and jeb bush. then there will be the battle between the outsiders and the insiders. everyone will be piling on and attacking donald trump. you can expect donald trump to attack jeb bush. he has been doing it again in the last 24 hours, criticizing for bringing his mother on the campaign trail. the issues hasn't gone away. jeb bush at one of the previous debates, the one that donald trump didn't turn up, he said he thought the candidates had
entered the witness protection scheme. so it will be interesting to see whether or not they decide to pile on. according to the last polls here in south carolina, the last published, donald trump has a 20 point lead over his nearest rivals. he is the clear leader here. as we have seen, things can change in a matter of days in this very volatile presidential campaign we've seen plenty of debates so far and they make great television of course, but do they actually have an impact? >> reporter: ask marco rubio. he was doing well three weeks ago, sitting well, third place. he had all the momentum and he was dismantled in 90 seconds by chris christie. he didn't realise just how badly he had done until he saw the twiter storm, all the abuse because of his described as his
robotic answer. we have seen ben carson dipped because he has been exposed to have a lack of knowledge when it comes to foreign affairs and also his grasp on economic matters. carly fiorina enjoyed her best moment but that was it was the best moment. it was as good as she got in her campaign. she never seemed to recapture the he men testimony which was in kal foreign yachlt it seems a long time. that's how long this campaign is going. yes, these debates are important. we seem to repeat the same talking points, the same ground, but witnesses are exposed here, attacks are made, the debates are important and another one is about to start here in just a few hours time. of course, it is just a week before the all important primary here in this very important, very large state thank you for that. brazil has declared war on the mosquito that carries the zika
virus. troops have been deployed across the country to hand out leaflets to destroy how to destroy mosquito breeding grounds. as rio gets ready for the olympic games. >> reporter: more than 200,000 personnel from the brazil army, air force and navy were deployed across the country. they handed out leaflets warning of the dangers of still and stagnant water where the mosquito breeds >> this is a war against the mosquito. we're looking to use credibility in this campaign. people will see so many soldiers in the streets and realise this is a serious issue. >> reporter: the zika virus has been linked to the birth in brazil of thousands of babies
with the defect microcephaly. >> translation: i'm three months pregnant and here i am with long sleeves of course. >> reporter: rio will host the olympic games in august. some are warning they are willing to pull out if the virus is not contained. >> translation: it is important to highlight that the virus is dangerous to pregnant women. so we're trying to exterminate the mosquito until we can rid the mosquitos. >> reporter: education campaigns are in place costing more than $120 million will continue with troops visiting more than three million homes to identify problem areas and distribute
pesticides. similar operations are underway across latin america wherever the zeek virus has --ing --ing zika virus has been found pope francis has urged the country's officials to help mexicans escape a life of violence. thousands of people lined the streets in mexico city to greet the pope. a meeting is viewed as highly symbolic as none of his predecessor were ever invited there. for on the pope's visit, more to our correspondent live in mexico city. the pope being pretty outspoken on his first day there. >> reporter: he is speaking to both bishops and also the leading politicians here, including the president.
he was very critical, telling both groups that they needed to do more to make mexico safer, free of corruption, that they need to help the little guy, the people stuck in this country and places where the rule of law is not found, where people with exposed to criminal gangs and cartels and thousands of disappearances, murders, extortion rackets. he said this. >> translation: experience teaches us that each time we seek the path of a few to the detriment of all. sooner there is corruption, drug trade, exclusion of different cultures, violence and death. therefore, leaders of social cultural and political life have a particular duty to offer all citizens the opportunity to be worthy contributors to their own future how is the government, the president especially, and also those church leaders, how are
they likely to respond to those comments from the pope? >> reporter: in the short-term the president gave a speech in which he said they need to do more to end inequality, to end hunger. he is trying to make gestures that he takes on board what the pope is saying. whether they will clean house and make this a less corrupt country and an extreme one it is right now, that remains to be seen. what they're going to do in this five-day visit is to try and embrace the man and his words as much as his political gospel because france is extremely popular here because he is the first latin american pope every. when he spoke to the bishops, he used language that you don't often hear. he told to fight on the fight for the average mexican and to fight like men. when i heard that, i thought it was a unique and strange way of speaking, but we're in a country where those words are a bit of a
provocation. mexico is an macho culture, but everyone knows that what works here, especially in the media and in the social circle which these politicians and leaders operate. so he was kind of taking the gloves off and getting almost personal with these bishops. perhaps they didn't like it because not many got up to give him an ovation after he spoke this is the first day of his visit to mexico. where is he going next? he will be visiting some quite dangerous and risky areas. >> reporter: he is. in less than 24 hours he will be in a huge suburb right on the edge of the city where hundreds of thousands of people community from every day to work in the city. it is a place where people are hoping to build a better life. they're kept from doing that sometimes because it's so violent. there are criminal gangs that kidnap and extort people. there are bands of corrupt police who do the same.
by holding a mass there he is continuing to try to reach out to mexicans. then he will be in the south of mexico talking to indigenous communiti communities. he is likely to be very critical of a migration policy on the u.s. side that has led to, perhaps, the death of so many migrants trying to make it to the u.s. thank you for that. special forces from more than 30 countries are taking part in a military exercise in senegal. it is being led by the u.s. and dutch. security forces in the west refusery can nation. -- african area. >> reporter: barely visible in the distance, the elite marine commandos making a slow approach. just 15 minutes ago they were
told attackers have taken over a building. among them is, according to the military jargon, a high-value target they have to bring back alive. this is part of a drill organized by u.s. fish forces, ingredient berets and dutch commandos. we were told not to film them up close as they watched the drill. >> we gave them the full description of the individual. they are carrying photographs of his face. they can identify him and we also put in a scenario, some data, whatever they might find in his direct surrounding, because if you want to get somebody for the government, you also want to prove that this is the one they are will go looking for. >> reporter: the training is known as the flintlong exercise. it has been held every year for the past decade.
previous years it took place in the desert. this year some forces have asked for scenarios involving coastal and urban areas. this one is taking place in the region of a beach resort popular with french tourists. the forces prepare their ambush. they're just about to clear this abandoned hotel. they don't know who or what is inside. these were once in outline regions, but they're coming closer to home. the threat has come to urban areas. these forces have had to adapt to this new threat. more than 50 people died, many of them foreigners killed in recent attacks on hotels in the capitals of neighboring mali and burkina faso. security forces are on the alert >> we have large rivers both at our southern and northern border with mali. it is important for us to hold
these. it is an important drill for us. >> reporter: after neutralizing the attackers and you suffering only one casualty, the commandos capture their high-value target. this may be only a training exercise, but it is hoped they're better prepared to face an all too real threat still to come on the news hour, egypt's president announces he is handing powers back to parliament. he says democrat accuracy has been-- democracy has been rebuild. plus. >> reporter: i'm in the everglades. we will show with why authorities want to get rid of another invasive species in sport how a top man is
a reminder of the top stories. the u.s. has urged turkey to stop targeting force. win presidential hopefuls in the u.s. are gearing up to go head to ahead before the south carolina primary. pope francis has used his first visit to mexico to challenge the threat posed by the drug trade. al-shabab says it was behind an explosion that punched a hole in an airliner last week. it was retribution for what it calls crimes in the west against muslims in somalia. the suicide bomber was sucked out of the plane.
all 74 passengers were unharmed. more of this story on aviation security and i'm joined by a senior lecturer in aviation studies. in the past six months it appears that we've had two incidences where someone has been able to get a bomb on board an airline. shall we be concerned about aviation safety at the moment? >> i think we should be, yes. we've seen two aircraft that have had terrorist get access to the aircraft in one way or another. it's interesting because obviously security was beefed up after 9/11 and richard reed, the shoe bomber, but what this has shown is something different. in the past the terrorist organizations have tried to get past airport screening and try to put something on the
aircraft. these two incidents, what they've demonstrated is they're trying to get in touch with airport staff and trying to infiltrate airport staff to put something on board the aircraft. that's different. we hadn't seen that for white a while. traditionally aviation security has had a threat from hijackings. you go back to the 60s and 70s and this is something different. they're trying something different. it seems to be working. it is, of course, a concern does that mean that airports around the world will be looking at their own security because, presumably, security does differ at different hubs. >> what the international civil aviation does is standardise airport levels around the world. it should be the same everywhere. the problem is that they will audit the different airports and they're seeing variations.
they're trying to help airports and member states improve aviation security. they are seeing differences there. there's a lot that needs to be done and wherever there are security lapss, then there is remedial action put into place but it is difficult some countries have less money to be able to spend on security. >> that is true, but at the end of the day the people who are providing revenue to the airports of the member states are the airlines, and so it should be the case that those airports should be implementing the standards and the recommended practices is part of the problem, though, that so many people are employmented at big airports, you have so many members of staff who go through all the security checks and then are able to get what you would turn air side, that is, close to the aircraft or the other side of the security barriers. >> it is one of the problems. there are quite a lot of people
who get access to the aircraft. then you've got the people to put fuel on, indicatorers-- caterers, they have all got access. one thing you can do is minimise the amount of people who gets access to the aircraft, but it will never be fail proof. even if an airport say we will put our staff in overseas airports, even then there's possibilities that those staff won't be able to do everything that the aircraft requires in terms of servicing. if you have more people on, it takes a long time should there be more they're doing in terms of aviation security or is it up to us to choose and decide whether we're prepared to fly from this route
with this airline. for some people it is not possible >> we have to calculate the risks and say we're planning to fly or go from a particular area port. you've-- airport. there are certain airports around the world which have tight security. there are certain other places where it's not as tight as it could be. it needs to be tightened up. so as a passenger i think you need to make that calculated risk. it is also difficult for passengers to find out which airports are more secure than others. it is not transparent. maybe there needs to be a safety rating based on that. hopefully that will help member states and airports improve security and instill confidence in passengers thank you very much for
that. egypt's president sisi has announced that he is handing some legislative authority back to parliament. he make the comments in cairo to officials. >> reporter: president sisi delivers his first ever speech to parliament. the country's last democratically erected lower house which was dominated by muslim brotherhood mps was dissolved in 2012. since then the power has been in the hands of the president. he announced he was handing that power back. >> translation: the great people of egypt. i announce before you that a representative of the people, the trabs fer of the legislative authority-- transfer of the. this was after the extraordinary measure forced upon us by circumstances. >> reporter: it seems like a significant shift of power away
from the president, but what one dors what the result of it will be >> the impact is that we will stay with one dominant power which is the executive. nothing is going to be changed >> reporter: sisi says he wants to transform egypt into a method endemocratic-- modern democratic state. there was a proceedest recently. sisi didn't mention the protest but he did praise the security forces. >> translation: a high price of blood and sacrificing of souls to protect the nation >> reporter: the image abroad has been damaged by the death of an italian student who was tortured and killed in cairo. the italian government is
demanding answers. when sisi became president he promised economic stability but violence has sumpbld in the area. more than 80 people were killed there in 2014. the world bank says egypt's economy is not growing quickly enough to absorb the country's rapidly growing population and workforce. during his speech sisi was optimistic about the country's future but many egyptians are not afghan refugees crossing through europe have told al jazeera they're having to seek asylum in italy because it is too hard to doso in germany. berlin has accepted the highest number of refugees. our correspondent reports from gorizia. >> reporter: this part of northernity lee had until recently been bypassed by the refugees who were heading south
to north, or left to right on this picture past the mountains in slovenia. now there are hundreds trying to prove their value to italy. in this center the volunteers teach them italian why their application for asylum are assessed. they can make their own food here. >> when i went to germany they see they took 300 people. they was giving us food and all that stuff, but i saw it, it was very busy. in one month nobody could - nobody came to us. >> reporter: syrians, iraqis and afghans are the ones to get priority in the asylum queue. afghans and pakistanis have told us that they tried to go to
germany only to find the authorities there offering preferential treatment to syrians and based on that knowledge a growing number, it seems, are deciding to turn left at slovenia rather than going straight on and are seeking asylum in italy instead. in in villages where the centers are, they complain there are as many afghans now as italians. >> moving them around would have better integration, learning the language, getting in touch with the territory and society they will lich in. >> reporter: gradually grops like doctors without borders are ramping up their presence of the refugees talk on facebook. >> 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:ity lee could find itself refugees arriving in the south and from the balkan route in the north the chinese artist has an installation of 14,000 life jackets in berlin. the vests were wrapped around the pillars. they have been collected on the island of lesbos. that took place on the side listens of berlin film festival. there some film makers are hoping to inspire others by bringing their film to wider autopsied yenss. >> reporter: boy meets girl, boy tries to date girl, but this is
saudi arabia and the challenges are enormous. in fact, that is sort of the point of this movie. despite it being presented as a quirky comedy. >> it has been limited in the face of young liberals and the more progressive, the women, the minorities. they're less visible in the street. nobody wants to watch a film. i had to make a love story and in the background there is a story of the city of public space. >> reporter: if you're wondering how much interest there is in the film, have a look at this. it's a complete sell out as the film gets its international premier. the young team that made the film financed it themselves because there is no film industry let along film theatres in saudi arabia.
they had to constantly explain to people what they were doing. >> i had this realisation that it was of course a different character, but for other people it was still me and so when someone walking down the street or driving by recognised me, they wouldn't recognise me as bb, they would say fatimah. i was like - >> reporter: the movie which got a great reaction here is careful to show traditional culture in a positive light, but it doesn't pull its punches about the problems >> i was surprised about how in your face it was and how likely that it will be very, very serious matters >> to make a movie fun with a certain critique to the culture, this is what i think is not so easy to do. >> reporter: they have done it
moved in. >> reporter: this man makes his living guiding tourists through the national park. his relationship with the area runs deeper. he grew up here and saw his first burmese python as a child. >> we're never going to win the battle, but at least to keep the numbers down, at least we have some control. >> reporter: officials estimate their numberss in the thousands and say the threat to this delicate ecosystem is very real >> they're unstoppable. they're so quiet and so deadly that we could be sitting here and not knowing he could be inside these willows. you will never see. walk through that bush and you're going to keep walking until you step on one. >> reporter: wildlife officials issue hunting licences in the hope that the numbers can be brought under control.
he has captured 80. oichlt i had a bite. if i had been aalone, i probably would have died. >> reporter: when the first of these hunts began it attracted around 1500 people from 38 different states. wildlife officials say it's not about the number of pythons that are captured and killed. it is about raising awareness of what is now considered one of florida's most aggressive invasive species. education programs have been running in florida for a few years now as the threat from the pythons has grown. some remain concept cam, but a reptile so suited to the climate can ever be completely raid indicated. -- eradicated time for all the sport now. >> reporter: thank you. manchester united manager says he is disappointed and frustrated with his players
after a loss at sunderland. while they were ahead in the third minute, they equalized before the break. a late goal seal the two one loss. it was the first ever defeat at the stadium of light and another blow to their league ambitions. >> the players wants to deliver but because they don't deliver today, you are disappointed and frustrated. >> everybody out there should take lot of credit today for the way they have played. we have had a lot of chances to win this game and finally got the goal to win it.
>> reporter: here are the is the table of the games. you can see that south hampton stretched their run to six games with the one nil win. they're up to six in the table. >> if leicester can win the title, we can be four to 15 in the league. it is a tough competition and now we are one point behind man united. we past them and it's all about focus every weekend. >> reporter: real madrid are a point behind leaders barcelona in the spanish league. they remain unbeaten. this was the fifth win in six games. rinaldo scored twice. the spanish league is one of the
last major european divisions not to commit to goal line technology. australia's a league is another not using the system. a high price is a major factor and cost the melbourne victory. the game was level and this should have been the winner for the victory. a free kick but not the goal. the game finished at two all. scotland have been beaten to report their first win. 27 to 23 the final score. in saturday's game, france just edged out ireland. they got top of the table from that ten to 9 wents. on sunday england will hope to continue the winning start and the new coach.
they won their opening game against scotland and now facity lee in rooem. >> we have lost before and if you want to call that pressure or expectation, i prefer expectation. it's good. oipth it's making us prepare for this game fully. we're looking forward to the challenge. we're confident. >> reporter: the fourth winter youth olympic games are underway in norway. it is in lillehammer. despite the country's love of scheme, norway was forced to withdraw from running from holding the olympic games. >> reporter: this area is a symbol of the 1994 winter olympics is still carved into the trees. winter sports so much in the history of this place, even the
statues of kings have skis. now it is looking for the future hosting the youth olympic games in the same venues as 1994 with more than a thousand, 15 to 18 individuals taking part. >> it is like my parents talk about it still. it was such a happening and people were cheering and they were outside and having so much fun. it is the whom experience. it is important to see, and i think that i want to compete in the real olympic games too. >> reporter: some of the 15 sports are totally new such as monobob. it is a one inside instead of two or four.
this has been a testing ground for activities that have gone on to the olympics. skiing here is a way of life, but not so much that norway was prepared to put 5.4 billion dollars of the money in hosting the senior winter olympics. oslo pulling out for the race in 2022. the costs have been lowered for holding the games >> we want to show more flexibility with regard to the organization of the winter games. the rest is up to the norweigians, whether they will join this field of interesting cities which we see already building up for 2026. >> reporter: young athletes at these games may hope the chance for senior olympics in the heart land of winter sports doesn't pass them by again
the latest stop on the world rally championship a hazardous one caused by snow. that is how the world title leader almost spat ouchlt. he held on to take a 17 second lead into the final day of racing. 's all-- that's all the sport from me i just end the program with live to mexico city where pope francis is currently touring the streets of the capital city in his pope mobile. he is there for a four-day tour. that's it from me and the news hour team, but join me again in
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