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valley has seen in decades. >> and physical versus digital. we look at why the multi billion dollar gaming industry is now considered a serious sport. >> western nations have long used the word terrorist to describe hamas. an egyptian court has ruled hamas a terrorist organization, which the group itself calls a dangerous precedence. hamas said that it does not meddle in egyptian affairs. egypt accuses hamas of supporting fight necessary north
sinai, that have launched attacks against egyptian security forces. hamas strongly denies than. we go to the deputy foreign minister of hamas who we spoke to earlier. he said that the decision comes as a shock. >> we're very shocked. i think this will support israeli against hamas. i think is a big shame. a big shame nat judicial system in egypt and i think that this will give it more support more umbrella in order to continue its occupation against our people and i think in two years
they have no one proof that hamas has been involved in any action against egyptian army or egyptian people. >> we'll be talking with a member of the palestinian initiative in a moment, but there is more news coming out of egypt, sentencing the spiritual guide of the muslim brotherhood and 18 horse to life in jail. mohammed dad badie was sentenced. badie had already been given the death penalty and life term in two other cases. in addition to mohammed badie his close allies were also sentenced to life in prison. the men are facing murder
charges in connection with the death of 12 people outside of the muslim brotherhood cairo headquarters in 2013. the violence occurred four days before president mohamed morsi was deposed in a military coup. about 22,000 people have been arrested since then. most of the senior members of the banned muslim brotherhood are already. in jail. we'll bring you more on that story in a moment, but right now to justice where the president has promised to bring to justice those who killed political leader boris nemtsov. the latest on this story from rory challands. >> reporter: if you want a symbolic location for a killing this is it.
we're literally meters from the walls of the kremlin, and late on friday night this is where boris nemtsv was shot dead. people have brought flowers for the man who was the hope, and they thought he could have been president himself. >> boris nemtsov had received death threats before, but he brushed them aside and said if he were afraid he wouldn't be leading an opposition party. he was killed in front of the kremlin, shot four times by a passinger. >> he was big, handsome, bright and talented, the very kind that they kill. we needed him very much.
>> this is a new spiral in russia's descent into a fascist state. this is obvious. it is a political murder of one of the brightest opposition politicians. >> he was killed two days before he was supposed to lead an opposition march in moscow. now there anger within the opposition movement, and some are calling his death an assassination. this is a man once considered to be a potential successor to former president boris yeltsin. but instead yeltsin chose a little-known spy chief vladimir putin. the opposition that he fought for found it harder and and harder in russia. vladimir putin ordered a full
investigation into nemtsov's death. but those who knew him said that the government did nothing when he received threats. before he died he had been working on a report that he said proved that russia was involved in the separatist movement in ukraine and had evidence of inefficiency and corruption. many now want to hold a rally for the man they saw as a voice holding the government accountable. >> rory, the obvious question is who did it and why? any thoughts on motive at this point? >> this is an opinion that you get different answers depending on who you are. the opposition people feel certain that there is a direct political motivation for this killing. there are not many people absolutely accusing the kremlin, but many people are saying that the atmosphere that the kremlin has created in russia, has
engendered an environment by which a murder of this sort could happen. i was at a protest rally a week ago that was pro-kremlin talking about how a maidan revolution should never happen in russia. and there were pictures of nemtsov, calling him a traitor. that's how many thought of him. we're getting more from the investigators as well. different things that maybe he was in league with certain ukrainian businessmen who wants him dead because he disappointed them in trying to instill revolution and unrest in russia. possibly this is a personal matter to do with a girlfriend, a jealousy. that sort of thing. different opinions depending on who you talk to, and depending on which side of the political spectrum you exist on in russia. >> rory challands 37 thank you for that. we go to london to speak with
the former ambassador to russia. tell us about your relationship with him and what you knew of him? >> he was a fine man full of life and very much attached to the principles to make our world work. i think the most important word in what vladimir putin said about him and his desire to investigate this crime is the word provocation, which is intended to suggest that some how or another nemtsov was murdered by his own side in some complicated plot. i don't believe that for a moment. >> you won't believe the idea of transparent investigation then, either? >> it would be the first such investigation they've had so far, so it would be most unusual. it's unlikely. >> but this is the thing, it's up to russia to do this sort of thing, and who can really put pressure on them to do this? this is technically an internal
matter and i guy russia has already got plenty of enemies out there who would think that it was responsible in some way or another. what impetus is there on russia to do this? >> well, there are pressures on them to do it, if you like, but also to pretend to do it, just as the same with the mh 17 downing, they never admitted any responsibility whatsoever, they have thrown out wild theories for other possibilities and they would do exactly the same thing in the case of nemtsov. in is not to accuse putin personally of ordering his murder that is improbable, and you would never prove it if it was true. but this is to say that this is the result of the sort of universe in russia that is created by the propaganda. the atmosphere of xenophobia, the anti-west propaganda and
portraying what is going on in ukraine as a fascist coup, all of these things go into a bundling of lies that are behind the necessary approach behind this shameful act. >> if you could hear our correspondent a little bit earlier, rory challands, he and i were discussing motive. could you discuss the why over the who? >> well, the most obvious motive was the documentation that he was preparing on the involvement of russian troops in ukraine. i think the motivation is more general than that. nemtsov had influence, but not that much. they made a big mistake in whoever they are in killing him because now he will become an iconic figure, meaning someone who will symbolize a great deal of what people know and feel is
wrong in present-day russia. now he has gained importance that he might not have achieved on his own. >> thank you--oh, carrien. >> beyond that i can't suggest any--it's irrational foolish criminal act. >> andrew, we thank you for your thoughts on this story. thank you for joining us on this news hour. >> my pleasure. >> we're back to the top story that is hamas the palestinian group based in gaza being designated as a terrorist organization by egypt. we go to the secretary of the palestinian national movement. thank you for your time. this has been called a shock. do you think this is a shock as well? >> i think this is a very wrong decision and totally unjustified. i hope it's not politically motivated, but this is definitely a wrong decision. hamas is not a terrorist organization. it is part of the palestinian
national movement. such decision would have not only the relationship between the israeli and egyptian people, which is very important to all of us, but it would help egyptians rule. egyptians rule at the arabic level, and rule as sponsor of palestinian unity talks and egyptian rule as important neighbor to palestine. i hope this decision, which is probably i am improper will be rectify and reaction will take place. i must emphasize that we build a very big hope between the palestinian and egyptian peoples, and we don't agree with any kind of intervention in any other country affairs including egypt, but at the same time, we don't think that such a decision would serve the interest of either the palestinian people or the egyptian people. >> even if you say hamas is not
a terrorist group and is part of the palestinian unity initiative, there are plenty of other countries and groups out there which say that hamas is a terrorist group. do you think those countries that put pressure on egypt? go i don't know about that. i think this issue is remuch related to the egyptian issues with the muslim brotherhood movement and and at the same time i must say that the real country that is practicing terrorism here and practically is a state terrorist is israel. we hope that there will be a discussion of simple kind. one has to remember that the main country helping egypt's interest in this region is israel, which we know about the conspiracies of which against the supply of water for the nile
in egypt about the israeli efforts to limit egyptian rule in africa. >> so how do you think this might impact the people in gaza physically? because you've got the raqqa crossing, that was used almost as a relief valve. that would allow people in and out because it was not 100% controlled by israel. do you think that will be shut down completely, and people of gaza will be stuck even more? >> there are no other people suffering more than the palestinian people in gaza today in the world. gaza is besieged on every direction. they lack drinking water. 95% of the water in gaza is pull lieutenanted or sal lynn nateed. nobody can tolerate such conditions. this is a very dangerous matter.
not only to palestinians, but to the whole region. in my opinion one very important factor here that could deter such resolutions is to advance the palestinian unity as soon as possible. this is the responsibility of all palestinian groups. we need our unity as soon as possible. we need unified leadership so that such situations as the one that just arrived in egypt will not appear again. we need the unity of palestinians. we're all union need in our struggle against occupation, and against the worst terrorism in the 12thin the 21st century from israel. >> we thank you for your time. the jailed leader of turkey's main rebel group has called on its followers to call on his weapons and ends it's 31-year struggle. they made the comments in a
statement read out on television. kurdish rebels had been fighting for more autonomy in turkey decades. we have more from istanbul. >> the jailed leader of the pkk says that this is an historic call to replace an armed struggle with democratic politics, and turkey's deputy prime minister, well, he says that both sides are closer than ever to peace. so perhaps since the declaration of the cease-fire in 2013 this is the most significant statement since then. not cease-fire effectively brought to an end to an armed struggle in the turkish state and turkish separatists but had seen more than 40,000 people killed since 198,437 but that peace process has stalled because kurdish leaders say that the turkish government has promised reform. now the turkish government wants
those peace talks to start again. but turkish--kurdish political leaders, particularly the main kurdish leader said that before this can go ahead he wants a security bill pushed through parliament. it would give police wide range stronger powers. it was introduced after riots killed more than 50 people. the kurdish people say that gives the government too much power however there are national elections in turkey in the summer, after those elections the ruling at party watts to change the constitution to create a more executive presidency. it may need kurdish political help to push through to change
that constitution. >> still ahead on the news hour 37 protecting iraq's precious past the national museum opens in baghdad days after isil fighters destroy valuable statues in mosul. italy's anti-immigrant movement we'll be live at that rally, and in sport new zealand and australia put on a thriller of a cricket cup. >> now, at least 21 people have been killed in twin blasts in western iraq. a car bomb went off in a busy market in diyala province. in a crowd a second vehicle exploded and at least 44 people were injured. iraq's prime minister has promised to track down and punish those possibly for the
destruction of rare artifacts in mosul. the city is controlled by isil. the national museum in baghdad is being reopened, we have reports on that. >> reporter: this isn't the first time that the museum has reopened but officials hope that this reopening will last. [applause] the museum had planned the ceremony weeks ago. with the destruction of ancient statues in mosul iraq's prime minister tells us that it became even more important. >> today we're opening this museum to send a message. we'll protect this heritage. this museum contains a lot of this heritage. there are sites for this heritage. we want the help of the world. we ask that the u.n. security council to protect the iraqi heritage. >> isil has been selling antiquityies as well as selling
them. he called on other countries to help stop that trade. the iraq museum is still recovering from looting in 2003 after the u.s.-led invasion. many of the most important pieces that were stolen when baghdad fell have been recovered. but until now it's been considered too dangerous to fully open the museum. the museum has not really been closed. it's been open to dignitaries and school groups for more than a decade, but this reopen something intended to achieve what the others haven't allowing all iraqis to come and see more than 5,000 years of their heritage. it's the world's her stage as well. and artists almost 5,000 years ago created this marble sculpture, one of the world's earliest sculptures of the human face. it was recovered in intact. but this vase was found in pieces and restored. this is what remains of a
sumerian princess found in the royal princess piecing together her gold head dress but there is still security concerns. >> we still need more security, especially with the things made of gold. there are so many golden things. so in a safe place. >> one of the most famous peaces in ancient musical instrument, the golden lyre still has the rep mr. can of the golden ram's head on display. and one of the most treasured objects every excavated. for now iraqis will be able to see the remnants of a sophisticateed civilization thousands of years old at a time when so much of it is being destroyed. al jazeera. baghdad.
>> the united nations envoy to syria is headed to damascus for a two-day visit. trying to get the rebels and president bashar al-assad's government to agree to a truce in the city of aleppo. last week he said that the syrian government indicated its willingness to temporarily halt all aerial bombardments over the city. they'll send a team in to aleppo to examine conditions there. showing support for president hadi. demonstrateors denounced the coup by houthi rebels earlier this month. president hadi fled to aden after escaping being on house arrest. of. the italian navy is getting ready to carry out a military exercise off the coast of libya.
it's warships will begin drills on monday. italy has an underwater pipeline that carries crude from libya to sicily. in recent months there have been attacks on oil installations on libya, forcing ports to shut down. and still with italy thousands of right-wing activists are rallying against immigration in rome. it's demanding the government to do more to keep out immigrants. they're trying to capitalize on anticipate immigration sentiments before elections. there are also rival protests under way. let's find out what is happening at those protests. we go live to rome. what is happening? >> well, this is the last place you would expect a rally. in the past 20 years it has been
falling rome accusing the central government of stealing from the country to finance itself. and yes here they are. this square is one of rome's main square, and it could be at least 50,000 people. it's not quite as full but let's say there are 30,000 people. most of them have come from the north because the northern league has, of course, a great appeal in the north of italy because the party has been calling for secession, the break up just more autonomy of the northern region. but with the new leader, they want to take the northern league out of the north and make it more nationwide. it has been appealing for anti-immigration anti-sentiment to try to make this party nationwide.
it has not really worked because since elected leaders in 2013 the support of the northern league went from 6% to 13%. now some want more and to do more they want to start from here in rome. >> if you can still hear me, i'm interested to know how long this movement has had its strength? is it capitalizing on anti-immigration movement across the rest of europe, or has this always been bubbling along in italy? >> well, no, it has been expanding in europe because they want to partner with marine la pens the national front in france to the point later on they would send a video message of support here during this rally for the leader, and for the northern league. so they have openly expressed and openly said that he has been
inspired by marie la pens of france to nationalize the far right party. that once again has worked. because it is now the northern league become the single biggest right wing party in the whole of italy according to the latest polls. even bigger than the party found founded. >> we're live at that protest in rome. thank you for that. lesotho elections we'll be live in the capitol. and continuing violence in myanmar force thousands to seek shelter in monsteries. and golf's world number one not happy about missing the cut. we'll have more on sport a
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egyptian court has named hamas as a terrorist organization. hamas said that the move sets a dangerous precedence. and carrying out investigation into the death of boris nemtosv the outspoken critic of vladimir putin was shot dead. many have been paying tribute at the place of the shooting. in rome, many demanding that the government do more to keep out immigrants. go to lesthos voting election in august the prime minister accused his deputy and the military of planning to topple him. let's check in with erica wood course monday dent who is live in the capitol. erica, talk us through the day.
>> well, people came out early to the polls despite having to come two years earlier than they thought vealed. there was real enthusiasm. these are people who have suffered a lot without a stable government. they finally want a government that can do what they want, who can bring them the healthcare and the roads and education all the things that have been missing over the few years of unstable governments. with me i have the he had of the a.c. observer mission and he has been observing the polls of the day. how have you seen it? has it been free and fair, to your reckoning? >> i think generally things have gone well. we were here early in the morning when the stations opened at 7:00. and very very full with people.
the voting has been very organized, it has gone on very peacefully. the security fears have been unfounded. there was only one incident reported where there was a problem at a voting station. but the security moved in quickly and replaced ballots with the correct ones. >> there was only five months to bring this poll together between opt of last year when they decided that there were going to have this poll early until now. has it been better than you expected given the short amount of time to arrange it? >> certainly. you know there have been a lot of challenges.
they've been held ahead of the scheduled time i would say that the election commission has done a good job in trying to get the resources need. moving in and assure that the security and security forces, the police under the military are moved from being partisan in this exercise. this has helped tremendously. >> this has been one of the big problems here as the biases between the police and the military defending on whether it was the prime minister or the deputy prime minister. but any way now that we're at the end of the polling days, the polls are closed. people will be waiting for those results. and we will hear in the coming
days who it is that comes out as victory was. >> we'll talk about that later. ericerica wood. thank you. president barack obama has given the homeland security one more week of funding. it follows the divisive split in congress. they have now 11 days to find a permanent solution to the funding problems. >> the u.s. congress has now agreed on a stop-gap measure to fund the department of homeland security for seven days. that means that members of the border patrol, the cost guard and the president who works as part of the secret service security detail will go to work as they were always expected to, but now they know they'll be getting a paycheck. there will be continued debate on capitol hill on how to fund this department beyond the seven days. and that is where the real
controversy comes in. that's because there are many on capitol hill that feel that this funding should be tied to an issue on immigration that is deeply controversial in this country. that is the executive order put in place by president obama late last year that would allow a pathway to citizenship for millions of people that have entered the united states illegally. if you look at the election last november many americans elected members of congress from the republican party to roll back this executive action that they say is unconstitutional, that the president did not have the legal authority to do, and that is why we are having this debate right now. those members of congress feel they must deliver on that promise to their constituents. they must roll back this order that has been put in place by president obama and they're doing so trying to tie this measure to legislation to fund homeland security. in the end they were unsuccessful, and suspect they will try again. that is why there is continued to be debate and arguing on
capitol hill of how to fund homeland security beyond seven days and the wider issue too of how the republicans hope to roll back the executive order on immigration. >> cuba and the united states have held a second round of talks on restoring relations. diplomats from both sides met in washington, d.c. the u.s. wants embassies reopened by april. cuba wants to be removed from an u.s. terrorism list. back in december barack obama and fidel castro moved to restore ties. opportunities being discussed in the women's summit in chile. they've had some success breaking the political glass ceiling, now corruption cases are now eroding the image of women leaders. >> south america the only continent with not one or two
but three female presidents. all three are serving second terms in office, and all three are in the hot seat. bad enough that under leadership brazil's economy had shrunk. but what has some opponents asking for her impeachment is a multi billion dollar corruption scandal. >> the petro brass scandal has deeply impacted brazil's political system, it's the biggest scandal in brazilian history with billions of dollars going to different parties.
>> argentina's cristina kirchner whose approval rating has fallen to the low 20's is plagued by corruption charge involving her deceased husband business partners and her staff. while she denies them all the courts are investigating putting the president on a head-on collision with the judge's and prosecutors. even chile's president considered squeaky clean has seen her popularity plunge in-to-the low 30's in the last two weeks. her son was forced to resign as head of a charity amid allegations that he and his wife abused their position to obtain privileged access to a $10 million bank loan. argentine deputy said that it's a pity that women who are making history as presidents are embroiled in scandal. >> but women politics are not
better or worse than women. they're just new. we are new this politics. we have modernized politics. we exercise pow in a different or better way apparently not yet. >> clearly women in power face the same problems and temptations as their male counterparts. yet political psychologists say that public opinion expect more of women in high office and judge more harshly when they stumble. l. >> at least 33 people were arrested in in the moldives after clashes broke out in demonstrations. demanding the resignation of the president, the protesters were also calling for former president to be released released from police de detention. his supporters deny any charge.
to afghanistan where 200 people have died in the worst avalanches to hit the country in decades. the death toll is expected to rise as ask you teams gain access to remote villages. the government is being accused of being too slow to respond. >> the panjshir has seen snow before. but this is something different. meters and meters of it turning jagged mountains into smooth, wide slopes, and valleys into silent gorges. in the area it was anything but quiet. helicopters buzz over head. troops move uphill and vehicles block the only road through the valley. while through the commotion
president ashraf ghani comes to check out the rescue efforts. during this only one vehicle clearing the road meter by meter. the road has been blocked by snow and that means that dozens of villages have been cut off and right now they're not getting any help. at this rate clearing the rest of the road over 50 kilometers could take up to ten days. here mohammed is desperate for news. he and hishis wife and children are in a village they cannot reach. >> i've not had contact with them for more than a week. i keep coming in case some comes over the pass. >> the government said that it's doing it's best. 1,000 security forces have been dispatched to the area. people are getting anger at how long it's take to go clear the
snow. >> 18 members of my family are under snow. they are getting no help. cars and helicopters are only here for sightseeing. >> panjshir is dotted by tiny villages covered in snow and avalanches. >> the machinery we have is greater for paving the road. the bulldozer does not have chains on the wheels. if we get strong machinery we can clear the roads quickly and focus on the villages. >> down in the valley people are used to living living with snow. but high up in the mountains thousands of their countrymen wait urgently to be rescued. nicole johnston, al jazeera, panjshir valley. >> 1,000 houses have been destroyed in a fire east of the capitol of manila on saturday.
officials have yet to determine the cause of the fire. no. myanmar's north fighting between the army and ethnic fighters have intensified in recent weeks. tens of thousands were forced to flee from the region causing rebel up rising and it's proven to be a difficult task for the burmese government. >> the quiet town of lashar has seen its population grow in recent weeks. fighting between the myanmar military and kokang fighters, most of the violence has been around the capitol of kokang. but some have made the stronger journey south to leshio. giving them food, shelter and medical aid. >> there are people who arrived here with shrapnel injuries.
we sent them to the hospital. others had minor ailments like fatigue, so we treated them here. >> the people in lashio have been donating not just money but clothes to help those who had to leave their homes with scarcely anything. >> we did not bring blankets or anything else. we need to go back home to start working again. >> when the fighting was at its worst around mid-february the monsterthe monastery received about a thousand refugees a a day. some speak of the violence they witnessed. >> in a nearby area a group of villagers were drinking whiskey. the burmese army arrived and told them not to run away. but they were scared and ran so
the the burmese army shot at them. >> the red cross has come under attack twice while helping the civilians. >> fighting in the kokang ring is not the only one that myanmar faces. it's trying to end hostilities with several different armed ethnic groups. but the renewed violence with the kokang fighters makes it more difficult for the government as it attempts to negotiate a nationwide cease-fire deal before elections later this year. >> still ahead sports news on the news hour. reaction on the cricket world cup. india looks to maintain their dominance. back in a moment.
>> hello again. if you think that video games are just that, ie, games then you're wrong really. sales are expected to bring the industry nearly $92 billion this year from more than 1 billion customers worldwide. most revenue comes from sales of console games like "call of duty." it has earned activision. millions of dollars since it released in 2003. mobile gaming sales are expected to overache consoling gaming later this year. apparently the graphic system cannot keep up with all that have. fans will be descending on
london's royal opera house for e-sports, as they're called. it has millions tuning in on live to watch the live broadcast. we go to where it all began seoul, south korea. >> the history of online gaming as a spectator sport started here in seoul in 1999. and you can see it's still going strong. south korea is widely regarded having the best professional league in the world backed by sponsored with a huge structure. it's not just being closely followed here in korea but there are eye polls on screens around the world who are following this game. that's why there is commentary live in korean and the english language as well. >> we'll get the numbers
recently it took place in seoul this year at the world cup stadium. there were 40,000 live spectators and nearly 30 million viewers around the world which puts it in the same bracket as some of the game sevens from the nba finals in terms of viewership. we've arrived but a lot of people don't know about it because its broadcast over the internet and doesn't get a lot of mainstream coverage. >> the growing global popularity of e sports can be measured in cold hard cash. the streaming service twitch brought by amazon for nearly $1 billion last year. it broadcasts events like this. the online gaming industry as a whole is worth $23 billion u.s. dollars every year. a fifth of that comes from here in south korea. but the growth of the industry here has been slowing in recent years. some insider blame restrictions brought in by the south korean government to combat a serious problem of online gaming
addiction. but that said, for many people, for a growing number of people around the world the distinction between digital and physical sport simply doesn't exist any more. >> lovely to have sarah talk about sport especially, sarah when you are beaten by us, australia was beaten by new zealand in cricket. >> it was devastating. we'll start with that, and the co-hosts of this year's world cup has gone head to head in auckland. new zealand beating australia by one wicket. >> a packed house in auckland including the prime minister of new zealand and australia. it looked like it might be an one-sided affair as the new zealand bowlers ripped into the batting line up. australia captain michael clark with 23 on his return from hamstring surgery. he was one of five wickets as the aussies were bowled out for
151. their captain looked like they were going to blast their way to victory. they were on their way to the target in 78-2. mitchell sta rc brought the aussies back to the match. he had three wickets in the space of three bowls. a thrilling finale when he took new zealand's ninth cricket, they needed six more runs. and williamson smashed the ball for the required six giving new zealand the one-wicket win. >> i was looking to add a bountiry ideally a six. but what stacked at the other end, it was obviously quite tough, so trying to get a boundary away is sort of the plan. >> we were extremely poor. there is no doubt about that. i think credit needs to go to
new zealand bowlers. they swung the ball nicely. and our shot selection was very poor. i think the defense, more than anything else, was an area a lot poorer than we would have liked. >> new zealand now has four wins from four. al jazeera. >> defending champions india have recorded their biggest world cup victory. beating the united arab emirates by nine wickets. the u.a.e. stumbled to their lowest ever one-day total. they were bowled out for 102. taking four wicks in reply they put on a partnership of 75 in the match. finishing unbeaten with a half century, and as india reached the target in 18.5 overs. now in all they have won all of their world up games. >> every run that you score
becomes a world cup run. that was motivation to come over here and repeat the kind of performances that we've been executing in the past few games. we've been happy with the way individuals have turned up and the way we played cricket today. >> with a chance to move up to third in the english premier league if they beat sunderland. it's 0-0. crystal palace put a dent in west ham's ambition, beating them 3-1. southampton is losing to west brom 1-0. meanwhile in spain barcelona is in action right now against granada in la liga. leading 1-0 at halftime, bayern munich are 11 points clear at the top of the german bundesliga
bundesliga. now bayern won 18 times in their last three league games. second placed face bremen on sunday. >> scotland is facing italy in rugby's six nations. both teams are looking for their first victory in this year's tournament. scotland currently lead 16-15. later france host wales. looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat. >> i would much rather in france it is a must-win game compared to playing a tier-three, tier-four nation where you're expected to win by 50 points. this is much more exciting, and a lot more tension on the training ground. it's a good energy, and it's
much more enjoyable test we've evolved here. >> world number one euro rory mcilroy his second round of 74 on friday put him at seven over. it's the first time in nearly a year he has two consecutive rounds over par. the cut won't be made officially until saturday after a four-hour rain delay means that some players still need to finish their second round. >> i'm pissed off. i think it's been since the open in 13 the last time i missed the cut. i don't like missing cuts. you want to be playing on the weekend. and i'm not there. i'm--well, i'm here. i'm home, but i'm really not playing this weekend which is not nice. >> u.s. runner up is through to the final at the mexican open where he'll take on david farer.
he hit six aces and 29 winners in the match defeating his opponent. >> some how i found a way to win. but yes, i'm really happy to win today, and first time in finals here. >> that's all the sport. i'll hand you back to kamal. >> would you like to talk about the cricket? >> no thank you. >> spotting a rare baby or can off the coast of washington state. the third orca birth documented this winter, but still the population remains dangerously low. there are only eight surviving orca whales in the puget sound region. scientists are deciding how best to protect the animals. lovely. that is your news hour here on al jazeera. we're back with a full bulletin of news in just a moment.
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