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three al jazeera journalists is put back three weeks after hearing from prosecution witnesses >> lacking diplomacy. >> i stand corrected. >> president obama's new ambassador nominees are lambasted with being unqualified. >> ukraine's interim leader says he's open to talks with russia. that's despite russian war ships blocking ukrainian vessels in a black sea port. there are also russian troops in other military bases in crimea. speaking ahead of a summit in brussels, the european parliamentary summit reiterates that the e.u. stands behind ukraine. >> we need to urgently tackle
this problem. and we are ready to find a solution in the contact group and an offramp, together with the u.s., e.u. russia, and clearly with ukrainian participation. and we ask russia to respond. whether they are ready to preserve peace and stability in europe or they are ready to instigate another provocations and another tensions in our bilateral and multilateral relations. >> i give you a guarantee, and you know it. this parliament was always on the side of a free and democratic self-determined ukrainian nations. we cooperate in the last years and i gave you the public reassurance of our parliament. we are behind you and your government and we support with all our means that there is a
peaceful and democratic future in our country. >> as we mentioned the e.u. is holding an emergency meeting. a lot of activity going on. just talk us through it. >> yes, it was a frantic day of diplomacy, where the focus of the talking is in europe today. e.u.'s heads of states and governments have been called to an emergency session to discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on russia. on monday the european foreign ministers tabled the idea of sanctions unless russia deescalates the situation in ukraine. this is thursday. had they deescalated - probably not. heads of states and government will start to get tough. that's the question we don't know the answer to. as you saw earlier, also faith here, the interim ukrainium
prime minister. there'll be a press conference, and n.a.t.o. downscaled their relations with russia. it will be interesting to hear the support n.a.t.o. might offer the ukrainian government later. a busy day. the key question is will e.u. leaders deliver on sanctions. >> it's interesting you mentioning that the ukraine prime minister is there, and he's been faith as the new leader. the e.u. is standing behind ukraine, it's provided an aid package. do they see him as the legitimate leader? >> i think that's the message that they want to send to the russians. as far as they are concerned for the time being, until constitutional reforms play out. this is the man that the european union is willing to recognise. they underline the message, with
the announcement of a $15 billion aid package. they'll follow up with talk on visa liberalisation, and the possibility of speeding up talks and free trade pact. the symbolism is clear, moscow should talk to this guy because as far as the e.u. is concerned, he's the legitimate government in e.u. for the time being. >> for the moment, simon mcgregor woods there. >> now, on wednesday the u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov in paris. kerry described the meeting as constructive, but there was no diplomatic solution. barnaby phillips reports. >> a long day of diplomacy in paris brought no concrete results. if at the end john kerry hinted at progress in his talks with his counterpart sergei lavrov, he also said it's a difficult
process. >> russia made is a choice and we have clearly stated that we believe it is the wrong choice, that is the choice to move troops into crimea. russia can now choose to de-escalate the situation, and we are committed to working with russia and together with our friends and allies, in an effort to provide a way for this entire situation to find the road to deescalation. >> foreign ministers originally agreed to come to par toys talk about the syrian war and its impact on lebanon. that conflict has been overshadowed by events in ukraine. >> all the activity at the palace suggests a willingness for dialogue. but the gulf interception is vast. russia considers the new government in kiev illegitimate, led by extremists. the west is going out of its way
to help the government. from brussels, european promise of financial assistance for kiev. >> the package combined could bring a support of 11 billion euros over the next couple of years. from the european budget and base, the international financial institutions. it is a package designed to assist a committed inclusive and reform ukrainian government. >> the western government is drawing up plans for sanctions against russia. the russians say it's hardly conducive to the success of the organization. for now both sides agree it is a good idea to carry on talking. >> now, a leaked phone call raised questions as to who exactly was responsible for the deaths of more than 80 people at the height of anti-government protests in ukraine's capital. there's a leaked conversation
from estonian's foreign minister who tells e.u. foreign policy chief that the demonstrators may have been killed by snipers from the new coalition rather than supporters of viktor yanukovych. have a listen. these killings were a turning point in the demonstrations against viktor yanukovych. estonian denied that the new leadership was implicated. but the call is authentic. >> that was quite disturbing, the oligarch telling that all the evidence shows the people killed by snipers from both sides among police men and people from the streets, that they were the same snipers, killing people from both sides. >> that's - yes. >> it's really disturbing that now - now that the new coalition, they don't want to investigate what happened, so
there is stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers, it was not, you know viktor yanukovych, but somebody from the new coalition: >> we have more from kiev. >> estonia's government referred it was an authentic recording of the foreign minister talking to katherine ashton in february. it's not right to say he was interpreting what he heard in kiev as proof or a widely held belief that figures linked to the opposition activist could have been involved in the killings. katherine ashton hasn't reacted. the russian media is picking up on that that the west are trying
to ignore allegations of abuses by people in power in kiev. here in the ukrainian capital, there's a belief that there was in fact people acting on the orders of the ex-president viktor yanukovych, killing protesters. politicians have, in the past, brought up the idea of a possible third force being involved. snipers killing protesters and police. there's an investigation ongoing at the moment. in ukraine the general prosecutor said there's no evidence that there was a sniper positioned on a street not far from independence square, where many of the killings took place on february the 20th. a lawyer for the victim that we spoke to was unhappy at the speed the way the investigation is going and (b), that they cleared the street and it could have destroyed some evidence. it could be a long time before
we get the full picture as to who was responsible for the dozens of deaths in february. >> meanwhile more unrests, hundreds of pro-russian demonstrators took control of a government building. ukrainian police surround the regional parliament in donetsk, two days after pro-russian demonstrators stormed the building. in the square below, a man that called himself the people's governor. he is for closer ties with russia and against the leaders of ukraine. he broke his hand during a fight with a political rival. >> i would like to be as much independent as possible. from the rest of ukraine. >> translation: we need putin to help. >> it's becoming a tale of two ukraines. people we have met in the east speak fear fully about what they see as a fascist take over.
it's a mirror image of what is happening in the capital, where people are afraid of growing russian influence in the east. >> we tracked down the people's governor to his headquarters. he says he has six people working for him, but he wouldn't let us come inside. >> you describe yourself as governor of donetsk. who appointed you governor. >> i don't call myself governor. the people elected me. there were about 50,000 of them. >> he was virtually unknown a week ago. now he is enjoying local celebrity. wrapped in the colours of ukraine, a neighbour says the governor is a fake. >> he's not a real - he's putin's agent, and i think he's earning money for that. they want to save so all the world, the eastern in ukraine want to separate from ukraine to
russia, but i think it's not true. back in the square, the people's governor wants to retake the parliament. his supporters are with him. they easily break through the police lines and storm the building for the second time in a week. it's true that many people here feel closer to russia than to the rest of ukraine. it's true that others want to stay in the united country, a struggle playing out across the east of ukraine. >> and just to demonstrate how quickly events are moving on the ground, we are hearing that pro-russian demonstrators left and the ukrainian flag is flying over the feeling. we'll have more on the events in ukraine later in the program. >> the libyan government
confirmed it has saadi gaddafi in custody. he was extradited. >> wearing blue prison overalls and kneeling for his head to be shaved, it's not known when the photos were taken. it's reported that the libyan authorities took them when he arrived. the 41-year-old former head of libya's football federation is known for his fast living and brief career. a career ending abruptly following a failed drug test in 2003. he's one of the former libyan leaders seven sons. he fled with n.a.t.o. support, put on end to his father's 42 years in power. the niger government put him under house arrest but refused libya's request to extradite him. the justice minister was sure that saadi would face the death
penalty in his own country. interpol ordered a warrant tore him in his role killing libyan forces during the revolution. in 2011 the mexican government announced it had stopped a float to smuggle his family and himself. the elaborate plan provided ing saadi with false information. his brother was indicted for crimes against humanity. the libyan government wants to try him for misappropriating property by force and armed intimidation when he was head of the libyan football federation. >> more to come on the program, including supporting small-scale farms around the world. leading experts are hoping to
reduce malnutrition. and a 5-star performance, and details of that? wednesday's international football coming up. >> now, the trial of three al jazeera journalists detained in egypt has been adjourned after hearing from witnesses for the prosecution. they'll next appear in court on 24 march. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr, and peter greste spent 68 days in prison. they are accused of having links with a terrorist organization and spreading false news. al jazeera rejects the charges. >> more than two months in toura prison. this was no walk to freedom. the three men were kept behind a caged-off dock in the cairo court room. the hand cuffs removed only after the lawyer for mohamed fadel fahmy petitioned for it. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr, and peter greste are
charged with terror-related offenses. the three men and al jazeera reject the charges and the family say they are not fighting the battle alone. >> it's been extremely stressful. i mean, again, we reiterate we have to stay strong for him. you know, it's definitely something that i want want to wish on anyone. >> this is the first time egypt prosecuted journalists on terrorism-related charges. the prosecution produced cameras, sell phon -- cell phon showing the content of a hard drive. witnesses for the prosecution said it provided links to the muslim brotherhood. speaking in his defense, mohamed fadel fahmy said he could never betray his country. the defence was able to cross-examine only one
prosecution witness. >> translation: most important in the test moanies was that of a national security officer-in-charge of investigating the journalists. from the questions directed to him it can be said the accusations directed towards the three defendants have completely comappsed. >> al jazeera english says the case against its staff are absured. >> the charges against our staff are baseless, without substance. mahmoud ahmadinejad, peter greste and mohammed badr are journalists doing their job. to keep them behind bars after a long time in detention is outrageous. we are continuing to call for their release. >> the three journalists will be back in the cage on the 24th of march. al jazeera demands their immediate release. >> the egypt contributor for index on censorship and an independent journalist and form
former deputy head of egyptian state television is in cairo. a lot of international process was saying the trial was almost farcical, that evidence was presented that didn't prove a thing and one of the witnesses didn't seem clear on who the three journalists worked for. would you agree with that. >> i agree because i see it as a small psychological torment for the defendants. they have been charged with spreading misinformation, and assisting or belonging to a terror cell, charges that are absurd and outrageous, given that these are professional journalists doing their job. yesterday the judge examined the evidence offered by the prosecution, a set of hammers, laptops and mobile drones, and carry on bag belonging to a
defendant -- mobile phones, and carry on bag belonging to the defendant. the equipment displayed did not look sinister. it's the regular equipment that any journalist uses in their work. yes, i would say it's farcical. >> how did the defendants seem. i know you are a friend of mohamed fadel fahmy. he suffered a serious shoulder injury and doesn't seem to be getting any medical treatment for that. >> yes, he did complain about that and said he has asked for medical treatment several times, and that he has not had that treatment. he also complained that he was sleeping on the floor and pleaded with the judge to release him on guarantees from the canadian embassy that he would not travel abroad. also another defendant in the case said that he had been
tortured by national security before being taken to prison. >> yes, it's all very disturbing. can you give us a sense about the opinion inside egypt. is there discussion or media coverage about the trial. what is domestic perception of what is going on here? >> very little coverage in the local media of this case known as the marriott case, and that is because of the wide anti-sentiment in egypt, the result in local media demonizing the network giving voice to the brotherhood, which in december was declared as a terrorist organization. the country believing they are
fighting a war against terrorist. an eyewitness was asked if he believed mohamed fadel fahmy was a member of the muslim brotherhood, and he said he works for a channel that incites violence and that - you know, that portrays egypt as being in the midst of a civil war. so, yes, he is a member of a terror cell, and that seems to be a wide perception here with people, the public thinking that the journalists are traitors, and a threat to national security. >> obviously these claims are outrageous. you, as a jourminalist, you lef egyptian state television, what does this say about egypt's attitude. >> this is a test for freedom of speech and freedom in the country. i'm hoping that, you know, the
next session will be the last. and that we will see the three al jazeera walk three. the country's image. any misinformation could have been spreading. >> thank you very much, indeed for taking the time to speak to us. speaking live from cairo. >> and, of course, al jazeera have a dedicated page on the website about the campaign to free the journalists. click on the join the free aj staff campaign icon. that will take you to the page, calling for the staff to be freed. tens of thousands of people around the world have signed it. join it. we have compiled the reports we did out of egypt. you can judge for yourself whether or not you were being
violent. >> you can see pictures from the global day of action. >> now, most people in the world still source their food from small family-run farms, but they are at rick from climate change, and large commercial companies squeezing access to land. the u.n. declared this year the international year of family farming. politicians and experts are in hungary to discuss it. they are looking at small scale farms. an estimated 842 million suffered from chronic hunger worldwide, encouraging families to farm better. it's crucial. many are suffering from severe drought. people are encouraged to think of new ways to feed themselves. >> in peter's farm, the spinach me planted is maturing well.
he is going to start harvesting in a week. in his modest temperature-controlled structure he plants vegetables, strawberries and food for his animals. he does it in pipes and trays using water. it's an ancient farming technology called hydroponics. >> we don't have to buy the vegetables. we know where they are growing, we don't use chemicals. we are growing nutrition vegetables. you are able to get them irrespective of rain or spine. >> shaky's family uses this valley for their animals. it's cost effective. they only use a tenth of what they did. >> it is contained in a small area. you can manage the crops.
there are not many external. >> we are in the highlands. in a food-producing region, it has some of the poorest peep. in many parts of the country, the problem is that the population is growing fast, but it is not enough land to sustain it. roughly 1.3 million people in kenya don't have enough food to eat. those in arid and semi-arid areas, predominantly nomads have to rely on food aid. >> by food security you are not imreplying nutrition security. there are high levels of stunting and high levels of malnutrition. in the other areas focus really is on agricultural practice, but also how family farms are run. within kenya's high participation areas, farms are broken up into smaller and
smaller sizes. can they be brought together and run as a family business? >> the farmers in the area are being trained to adopt the technology, believing it's a solution to the land and water problems and ever-changing climate. >> time for the weather now with steph. we have seep a piece on farming. rain, but not as good for south africa. >> what we need for farming is a good amount of rain regularly. we have seen a lot of wet weather. we see the cloud stretching to the east. where we see heavy down pours. the rain stuck around for a good few days. we have seen pictures like this, and further to the north-east of johannesburg it's been worse. that's where we see the worst of the flooding. now, unfortunately, over the
next few days the rain is likely to stick around. it looks like it's going to stay as heavy. pretoria seeing 112 millimetres of rain in a 48 hour period. we can see it again as we head through the next couple of days. we can see the dark blue colours. they shift eastwards as we head through into saturday. for the next few days it looks like it will be from lepopo all the way down, where we see the worst of the weather and where there's likely to be more in the way of flooding. towards the west it's different and fine and settled. there's a top temperature in cape town of 22 degrees. the winds are flowing in from the sea so it's staying cool. >> thank you indeed for that. still to come - venezuelans mark one year since chavez's death. his replacement makes a surprise announcement. >> and private calls with
estonia is denying the foreign minister is implicating the new leadership. the e.u. told the foreign policy chief that snipers may be responsible for the deaths of 80 people. and n.a.t.o. plans to carry out a full review of cooperation with russia secretary-general, said the move is a consequence of russia's recent actions. russian navy vessels block two ukrainian warships on the black sea where the russian naval base is located. the sailors refused to switch allegiance. three russian vessels are blocking the ships from leaving the harbour. >> chris bellamy is a maritime university professor at greenwich. good to have you on the program. russian ships blogging the
entrance. clearly that is a key shipping hub and the naval headquarters for russia and ukraine. how do you think they are going to react. do you think the stand off will continue? >> i think the stand off will continue. the question many people will be asking no doubt is why don't they make the run for it. one reason is that's possibility what the russians want them to do because if the ukrainian navy were to leave sevastopol, or leave the bay, that they'll be stronger. if the russians object, it would be easy for them to destroy the ukrainian navy. i don't think the russians would want to do that. if i was the ukrainian navy.
i would say where i am. >> where do you think this is heading? we have the russian ships in the port, pro-russian troops said to have full control of the crimea peninsula, and you have the crimean parliament voting in favour of becoming part of the russia. is there a danger that ukraine could lose the crimean peninsula permanently? >> that is certainly one possibility. i mean, crimea only became part of ukraine in 1954 because the person that had taken over as stalin, as the ruler of the soviet union built his power base in ukraine, so he gave crimea, which had been dominated by russia since the 1770s, which had the majority classification, he gave crimea to ukraine, so it hasn't been part of ukraine for that long and 50% of the
population are russians, 24% are ukrainians. 12% are crimian tar tars, the people that stalin deported in 1944 to siberia, and the descendants came back, but they don't like the russians very much either. there is a major russian majority, 58% population is russian. there's a possibility. i don't think that the world community and politicians in general these days like breaking up countries. terrible things happen when india and pakistan were separated in 1947. we know the consequences of when ireland was partitioned in 1921. i think giving crimea back to russia, whilst it's an option, i don't think it's likely, and, of course, ukraine is going to object strongly because crimea
is an important area not just for growing wheat, strategically, but it had a strong tourist potential because people want to go and see the battlefields of the crimean war. it's a possibility. i don't think it's likely. >> that battlefield rather closer than what it seemed a while ago. >> chris bellamy updating us from london. >> well the former prime minister yulia tymoschenko sat down with al jazeera to talk about the deepening crisis. he spoke to john hendren. there is a very real chance, as you know well, that you could lose the crimea. if that happened, what would that mean to the ukraine and to the rest of the world? >> translation: i think it's not just ukraine who will lose crimea during the crisis, i think it's the whole world that
will feel the consequence of this loss. all the leaders in the world should feel the critical moment of the situation. >> the kremlin has declared war not to ukraine, not to crimea, but to the whole world. >> if diplomacy doesn't work, what would you like to see the world do? >> it's evident that diplomacy doesn't work. the more time we lose, the more risks we have. i think currently there is a lot of talk about creating special negotiation groups, and about more diplomacy talks. that's not to the point. i think if we follow the course, after 30 march, after the referendum to be held in crimea, we shall lose crimea and adhere to different methods. if pooutins start war in crime ya, ukrainians will fight. if the world stays enactive not
only putt jip, but the world will be to plain. >> it sounds like you don't trust putin very much. what do you think of him as a leader now? what do you think of him as a leader? >> translation: i think a real leader should promote peace in the region and the world, and that person or leader that promotes positive changes and friendly relationships among the countries to be established. i think putin is losing his leader position. >> five african soldiers have been killed in an air strike. the afghan defence minister said it happened wednesday night. collision forces say it was an accident. eight others were injured. >> pakistan's prime minister met representatives of the pakistani taliban. the taliban declared a ceasefire
and the government agreed to halt air strikes in the north-west. >> the us state department restricted the movements of syria's ambassador. he has been limited to travelling in a 25 mile radius around new york city. similar restrictions have been imposed on north korea envoys. the relationships between the u.s. and damascus deteriorated since the war began three years ago. >> american diplomats are accounting more accountability to the white house, and are angry that president obama appointed unqualified people to key positions, because they were fundraisers during the election campaign. now they are threatening to sue. >> there were no niceties in the message sent by the professional diplomatic staff to barack obama. in a rare vote the american foreign service association demanded the president provide proof his nominees to become
ambass dorz to norway, argentina and others are qualified. in confirmation hearings, they have little knowledge about future posts. take hotel executive george sunis calling norway's right wing progress party a fringe element. >> the government has denounced them. the coalition gst, part of the coalition of the the government. >> you know what, i stand corrected. the - i stand corrected. >> then there's the hollywood producer turned presidential fundraiser appointed to represent the u.s. in hungary but struggled to identify u.s. strategic interests in the eastern european nation. >> we have a strategic interest in terms of what are key priorities in hungary. >> the u.s. has, for decades, fold the 70/30 -- followed the
70/30 rules that, is most ambassadors earn their post in the foreign service. the remaining 30% are filled by political appointees. president obama is certainly not the first u.s. president to reward political donors with plum positions. he has done it more than any other president in recent history. >> we need the best possible people in our country as senior representatives there. >> that's why he hopes the white house will listen to his organization's recommendation. the counter group of nominees do not represent the best the u.s. has to offer. >> i have no more questions for this incredibly highly qualified group of nominees. if confirmed, the series of gaffs made on capitol hill may not be their last. >> well let's get more on the situation in ukraine. we have been hearing that the
crimean parliament has voted in favour of becoming part of russia. that's happened in the last hour or so. the local government will hold a referendum on the issue on 16 march. let's get more from hoda abdel-hamid, in crimea. the crimea is an autonomous period, it's been under russian control for the past few days. how significant is the parliamentary vote? >> we have to see who voted exactly, because remember here we have a prime picture who -- a prime minister who basically took it by force, in the sense that men in the middle of the night stormed the building, took over the building and at some point some mps went in and this new prime minister was put in place. now, he comes from a party called the russian unity. he is not popular. in the last elections he had 4% of the vote.
he says he's the man in charge and has control over the armed forces and police in crimea. from what we understand, some of the mps were not there. it was taken by surprise, we did not know that it was going to happen. 71 out of 100 mps were voting there. i think the idea that they brought this referendum forward, because it was set for may 25th, then went to march 30th, and now apparently march 16th is probably because this new government and parliament needs some legitimacy, and they probably will solve the issues on the ground of who is in charge here. >> we are told that the crimea peninsula is more or less under the control of pro-russian soldiers. do we know who the people are. are they russian soldiers?
>> well you know, we have been around the peninsula for a few days. we did speak to some soldiers. others wouldn't speak. we saw convoys on the road. some vehicles had a licence plate. others, which was a russian licence plate - others did not have. but i think we can fairly confidently say that these are russian troops. we found the food ration that was in the military base behind me, so ukrainian military base where yesterday we saw russian troops and today they evacuated and left trash behind. the military ration clearly says russian army has the red star, it has the russian federation flag and says not for sale. to if these men are not russian troops, as moscow says, then certainly they do have full largistical support from the russian army.
surfaced online alleging corruption in its inner circle. president recep tayyip erdogan says they are trying to damage his party before elections. >> celebrations in venezuela to mark a year since the death of chavez. it was attended by family, friends, nicaraguan, and other presidents attended. >> it was a day of reflection, a year after the death of hugo chavez. he governed for 14 years, implementing his revolution. his regional allies from bolivia, nicaragua and else were game to pay homage, his armed forces and the people that loved him here in caracas. from here he launched a failed coup attempt, and here that his
remains were laid to arrest at the military barracks. >> chavez was the best man we had. he woke us up and let us know we were important and had rights. >> he was a good man. he's buried on the mountain. we are his children. nicolas maduro won elections last year, but his staunchest supporters know that he has no chavez. he had a tough year, battling a growing opposition. he accuses the united states and venezuela's neighbours of supporting the opposition movement. >> the foreign minister of panama was warned about the conspiracy about panama's moves in washington. i decided to break political
relations and freeze commercial relations in search for peace. >> hugo chavez lives, at least that is what this newspaper headline says, and a year after his death it seems these people six don't want to let him go. it's a different story in other parts of venezuela. >> a month of almost daily protests against his government left 18 people dead. venezuela is a country divided. >> we don't know if he's venezuelan or columbia, or if he won by the vote. people are getting - you know, people are tired about his government. >> back here in the 23rd january neighbourhood, chavez enjoyed a saint-like status, saying his memory and revolution live on. the turmoil in venezuela conditions, with no end in site.
>> let's get sport now. >> thank you very much. >> over 30 friendlies were played across the globe on wednesday as many teams get ready for the world cup in june. the ukraine football team will not be one, but they put on a united front in cypress. >> 600 miles away from the troubles in their home country the ukraine football team bet the united states 2-0 in cyprus. despite being interest different parts of the country they put on a united front. their first goal scored and a second netted in front of around 1,500 fans. the match had originally been scheduled to be played in kharkiv. >> we are not politicians, it is not our business. we are trying to do our business as best we can. we are trying to do it for supporters and the country. not like the politicians.
>> brazil continued hot form heading into the world cup on home soil, making it seven wins in a row. >> both teams changed their kids in the second half. namar had a hat-trick, scoring yellow and blue. fern jnd eeno got the goal of the game. 11 times in the past 13 for real madrid, and the french with the lead against the netherlands. it helped in a 17-game unbeaten game. germany were jeered off the pitch for their performance against chile, despite winning 1-0. there was a narrow win for england against denmark. daniel scourage netting the goal. >> last goal.
there's 29 of us here, and we wanted to show what we could do. we want to show what we can do. >> showing that we have better things to do. >> belgium were wasteful. gristian missing a great chance. they were given a 2-0 lead but they managed to let them slip. captain didier drogba pulled one back, and after injury time they equalized winning a 2-2 score. egypt are not going to the world cup, but they beat bosnia, and under new coach they won 2-0. >> on wednesday, north african side algeria won 2-0:.
>> kosovo played their first match at international level during 0-0. while having gained independence. it was an occasion that had been hugely anticipated. >> 17,000 people in the stadium are cheering kosovo. 17,000 kosovo flags are being waved. among those waving flags is the president and the prime minister. many other officials from the western europe to see this game. many people here couldn't hold back their emotions when, for the first time, the kosovo team entered the stadium for the
first time to play the international game that they've been waiting for for so long. >> iraq secured qualifications for the 2015 asian cup by beating china who qualify as the best-performing third-place team after the five groups. iraq goes through as runners-up. mahmood scored twice. a third came in the second half. winning 3-1. for the first time since september england won two wicket matches - two cricket matches in a row, sealing a win against windies, winning by 21 in bridgetown. the first odi century for england, and butler fell one run short as the visitors scored 303 in their 60 overs.
a career best for the windies in their innings. three wickets for england. all out for 278. they take out the series 2-1. >> graeme smith's final match as south africa's captain ended in defeat in a thrilling final date. with a target of 511, the south africans were trying to salvage a draw. they had two wickets left with five openers remaining. they fell with three balls. it gave australia 245 run victory and took the series 2-1. >> our record away from home is something i'm proud of as a leader. from a personnel perspective, you know, this 2700s, i probably think ba to the most meaningful ones, the 154 to win the series
in england. you know, i think that is the one that stand out in my mind. 100 in perth when we chased 414, and winning that. those moments stand up. >> tiger woods will tee off in the kazakh championship on thursday in florida. the world number one with an injured back in the final round of the honda classic on sunday. >> i feel better. how about that. i feel good. it's been a long couple of days of just treatment nonstop trying to get everything calmed down, first of all, get all the information out, and then from there getting the firing sequence right again. get everything firing in proper sequence, and once we did that today - feels good. >> raymond shelton put the gun
charges behind him, storing 18 to help the nicks snap a 17-game losing streak with a 118 shf -- 118-117 over the timber volves. mavericks lost. ty lawson scoring 20 for the nuggets and wilson chandler scoring a game high winning all three meetings with dallas. >> philadelphia flyers won for the seventh time in eight days. beating washington capitals. both teams turning back the clock with an all-lines brawl. they have a lopping history of big -- long history of big hits and huge fights, and what it was all over the two sides. a 56 minute penalty back to the
game. two goals, flyers led to a 6-4 win. >> more on the website. check out aljazeera.com/sport. that's it from me. >> thank you very much indeed. now, scientists are hoping to answer astronomical questions. could saturn's largest mon tighten, could the cloud, atmosphere sustain some form of life. during the next 24 hours. the spacecraft will make its 100th pass. the mood is 1 million, 200 million kilometres from earth. 50% bigger than earth's mood. tit jp is like earth, but many believe titan could harvest life. fascinating. that's it from the newshour team for now. from me, bye-bye.
>> hi level talks held on the crisis in ukraine. world leaders meeting in brussels and rome at this hour. plus, crimea's parliament votes to break away from ukraine and become part of russia. >> ukrainian soldiers allowed a dozen soldiers into the base. >> journalists struggling to cover the real story in ukraine - why our own reporting team found itself in a sticky