>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. our top stories - europe faces up to a humanitarian crisis. how to stop thousands of people drowning on a perilous journey to a better life. at least five dead in afghanistan as a suicide bomber attacks a convoy, including a vehicle from a british embassy.
also this hour the world of cricket mourns of loss of philip hughes. >> i'm andrew thomas in sydney. cricket is australia national sport. i'll have the latest from a country in mourning foreign ministers from across europe are meeting in rome for a summit on the growing humanitarian crisis caused by a rise in undocumented migrants. it's the latest image of a problem dominating the debate from london to athens. 700] would-be migrants towed to safety by the greek navy after this lost power and was found adraft. the migrants from from all over west africa and the middle east. the main points are morocco,
tunisia and libya. they are trying to reach spain, malta, italy and the island of lampedusa. 165,000 migrants made it to europe. 300 would-be migrants are known to have drowned to make the crossing. that number may be higher. the foreign ministers are wheating. phil lavelle is in the capital for us. another meeting on migration, what is difficult about this one. what are they hoping to achieve. >> there are 58 participants for the meeting, from across europe and africa. it's part of something bigger, a series of meetings looking at the issue of migration conducted between european and african officials. the reason today is getting attention is talks have been
held in italy, which is dealing with the issue of mass migration, and the new e.u. high representative for foreign policy has said that as far as she is concerned, this is a priority, and something that she'll raise as a priority here today. these people, despite the dangers that they know about, they are making a perilous journey from north africa to europe, in search of safety and a home. >> this used to be a hotel. it's long since closed. the lobby is packed and the rooms all taken. 160 migrant families live in this place on the edge of roam. it has a roof and that is enough. for people like ibrahim a former soldier. it's home. >> it is okay. i don't know what i'm going to do. otherwise i kill myself.
i must find a way. that's what we are fighting for. nobody can take care of you. 165,000 migrants arrived in italy this year. that is 100,000 more than last year. the goal is to get to the tiny italian island of lampedusa in the mediterranean sea, and then to europe. thousands died trying. the relief of those rescued is evident. when the ship comes in, the welcome may not be what they hope for. especially for those stranded in italy. some have to remain in, under e.u. rules. >> some preferred the seed to the wall, thinking that if we get alive, at least we have a chance in europe. when i arrived in italy i found the situation here, worse than what i fled from. >> the fact is for many people
who find their way to roam, this is what they can expect. there are dozens of these buildings. they have now been turned unofficially into shelters, housing many people. in some cases there is not a roof to keep the rain out. what they provide is a place more secure to them than a country which they fled. it needs fixing. >> they need to increase the numbers for the settlement. for humanitarian visas. that will allow for sure to prevent many people crossing the mediterranean in this way. as e.u. officials travel in rome, they survived. many more will die trying. they feel very a no alternative.
these talks are happening behind closed doors, we are not told what is being said. it's easy to gauge what they talk about, we'll have expert analysis from francesca. who is from lewis university. is there a solution. you are head of mediterranean studies, is there a way to be sold or tackled. >> let's say more than a solution. there's maybe solutions. there should be cooperation between north and south and mediterranean. it is impossible to stop immigration. people are migrating because of poverty, emergency, political emergency, and they are asking for asylum. it is important to distinguish and face the emergency but not on the spot. we have to plan.
these are events occurring now and then. and, of course, cooperation is important. europe has a strong and important mission. we have been building ourselves through centuries and we have achieved the beautiful community based on political and human rights. we have a lot of know how to export and create a corporation together with those states facing the problem on the spot. on this area. >> this is part of the issue, you mentioned the north and south of europe. the south has spent the last year actively looking for the boats, and helping people to come in. it is countries in the north of europe saying this is attracting people, it's making them take the journey because they know they'll get here. there's a balance to be struck there, isn't it? >> we should remember that italy was gorgeous. the military navy welcomed 100,000 people.
it doesn't stop here. they went around. this is not the problem. it's not that they know they'll get them so they come, the point is there's no chance to leave where they are. the only chance to leave is to run away in certain case, so the organization, i'm talking about needs to help the neighbouring states to provide asylum for those people who are temporary running away from the countries. everyone loves to go back home. it's not only that we are wonderful. we are not nice on them. there's a strong racism in europe. be sure not all of them run away forever, they want to go back, if it is possible. they need to have a settlement of their questions, and organising for the refugees, the possibility to go back whom. >> thank you for your time. one of the other issues
discussed as part of the talks is human traffickers. the reason for this is because this is a lucrative organised industry. the amount of moneys - they should pay for the chance to get the europe. there's a lot of issues that delegates need to talk about and we hope to find out what is coming out at that time. >> in other news, a suicide bomber hit a vehicle belonging to the british embassy in the capital kaboom. the taliban assess it was -- kaboom. the taliban says it was behind the attack that killed one and injured others. charles stratford has more. >> reporter: they confirmed that one of their vehicles was the target of a suicide bomb attack. they confirmed there were no documents in the vehicle. they were treating a number of
staff but at the time were not prepared to give any more details away until the next of kin was contacted. we were in this area, it is notorious, jalalabad road. there's a large u.s. base. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. they said they were targetting what they described as foreign innovators. the afghan intelligence agency put out figures saying they saw a rise of 60% of attacks. we have seek a number of attacks in kabul. there seems to be an attack every day. there has been seemingly an increase in attacks sense the agreement with n.a.t.o. forces and u.s. forces was signed by president ghani a few months ago. and the taliban said that they will escalate attacks as a result of the security
agreements. kabul resembles a fault in itself. they are a military and security forces all over the city, not just around the large government buildings and foreign compounds. there are check points, and as the attack demonstrates, it seems as if the taliban and other groups are still able to penetrate the security offenses. >> in iraq seven people have been killed in baghdad after a bomb exploded. 10 others were injured. it happened in sadr city, a shia neighbourhood of the capital. 78 teenagers have been gaoled, linked to the banded muslim brotherhood. they were found guilty taking part in protests. they are age 13 to 70 and sent to prison for up to five years. al jazeera demand the release of three journalists who have been in prison in egypt for 334 days.
peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were gaoled on false charges of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. the world of cricket is in mourning after the death of philip hughes, the 25-year-old died in a sydney hospital after being struck on the head by a ball during the match two days ago. let's go live to andrew thomas. he joins us from sydney. tributes have been pouring in for philip hughes. >> that's right. it was almost exactly five hours ago that culent australia issued a statement saying that philip hughes had died. it was two days ago he was hit while playing cricket. rushed to the doctors behind me. doctors did all they could, induced a coma, operated on him, it was not enough. a big name cricketer, tributes
poring in, australia prime minister one of the first. flags in the state of new south wales where philip hughes was from will flight at half mast on friday as a mark of respect, and ms ages of support from social media. sachin tendulkar, shane warne, a sfamous australian cricketer as well, adam gilchrist sending messages of sorrow, losing one of their own. my report now explains. >> reporter: almost exactly 48 hours after the ball struck him, philip hughes was dead. michael clarke read a statement from hughes's family. >> we appreciate all the support we have received from family, friends, players, cricket australia and the general public. cricket was phillip's life, we
shared that with him. we'd like to thank awe the nursing staff at st. vince elent's hospitals for their great efforts with philip. we love you. >> reporter: in a country where contribute is the national sport. losing such a player in the prime of his career shocked millions. the prime minister gave a national address. the death of philip hughes shocked and desmayed millions of australians. obviously our thoughts and prayers are with his family, with his friends and we should remember shaun abbott, who would be absolutely devastated at this tragic accident. the thought that a player in his prime should be killed playing a national game is shocking and sobering. tributes to the player who was shy of his 26th birthday flooded
in from around australia and around the world. all those who play cricket, who play contribute have children playing cricket are devastated by the news across the world. >> on friday. flags across the home state hang at half mast. after his death doctors explained how soars the injury had been. >> philip took a blow to the side of the neck. as a result of that blow his vertebral artery, one of the main arteries leading to the brain was compressed by the ball. that caused the artery to split and for bleeding to go up into the brain. he had a massive bleed into his brain. >> standard cricket balls weigh 160 grams, the fatal delivery was bowled at 140 k/hr. it hit hughes neck below his helmet rupturing his artery, effectively, flooding his brain
with blood. he was a respected and popular cricketer, his talent spotted at an early age. he'd been in and out of the national team for five years. the tech nickal name of the condition is arak no idea haemorrhage. doctors say there had only been one example of a cricket ball causing this in the past. as well as messages of tribute to phillip hughes, messages of support came in to shaun abbott. he was the bowler who delivered the ball to philip hughes, and messages of support came from from him saying he shouldn't feel any guilt, it was a freak tragic but freak accident. >> thank you so much, andrew thomas, live in sydney. and still ahead on al jazeera in sport. more rehabilitation to the death
of australian batsman philip hughes, coming up later in the programme with raul. also ahead. controversy in india, an having with federal police find two girls raped took their own lives. >> and the first human trials of ebola vaccine bring hope to the fight against the deadly virus. . >> to the u.s., more than 300 people have been arrested in los angeles over the past two days for taking part in pros. they were demonstrating over the killing of michael brown. he was shot in the city of andrej meszaros. a grand jury decided not to charge officer darren wilson over the killing, igniting protests. these are pictures where some
protesters set fire to rubbish bins. images of ferguson shows boarded up shops, businesses on fire and looting. as daniel lak reports, there's another ferguson, where people help each other repair damages and ignore the racial divide in the city. >> reporter: anger and mayhem on monday night after a grand jury doesn't indict the white policeman who shot dead michael brown. >> announcer: leave this alone. leave this alone. >> reporter: a cellphone video shows the protesters stopping vandals attacking a soul food restaurant. just a day later kathy's kitchen is open for kitchen, plywood in the broken windows. not only did her business escape serious damage in the riots, she got to work the next morning, her customers were cleaning up.
"they wouldn't let me touch a broom." >> i can't count how many volunteers i had to help me board up the 24 broken windows. i'm thankful for what the community has done, and has come together to show the love and support we have for one another. >> reporter: along with the food, that's why cathy has so many local clients. every one in this town has two-thirds african-americans. it's warm and friendly. each time i come in here i see a diverse group of people. >> reporter: this is a community going through tough times. local people pull together. people have homes or businesses, and they hep each other clean up, and not just here at the restaurant. these days boarded up shops line the streets as unrest continues. not only did the customers put
the plywood in place, local paters turned it into workings of art. including down at kathy's kitchen. >> that is the real face of ferguson to me. the racial problems, the community and the citizens, we figured it out. >> half a block from the press department, embroiled with clashes, peace, hospitality and wisdom. daniel lak, ferguson, missouri in venezuela, 13 prisoners on hunger strike had been -- had died. prison officials say they were poisoned after taking prescription drugs. a watchdog group says the death toll is tire, and four other inmates died in similar circumstances at a prison.
>> demonstrators across mexico have been marking two months assistance the disappearance of 43 students, leading to anti-government protests. they blocked a highway connecting the state of guerrero with mexico city on wednesday. the government blamed the crime on corrupt officials. monica reports. >> anger in mexico is spreading. and what triggered it, the disappearance of 43 students captured by local police and handed over to drug gangs before being burnt and buried in a mass grave. >> mexico saw marches like these for two months. people here tell us that the country has woken up. the 43 students was, for many here, the final straw. the case highlighted a fear held by many. there's a corrupt relationship
between authorities, plus and the powerful drug gangs. the government says 10,000 people have gone missing since president peno nieto took office. activists say the victim's office rarely is found. 90% of the cases are not prosecuted. 43 students became everyone's children. her little boy has a sign saying "your kids could be the next to disappear." . >> translation: it's frustrating to think he'll grow up here without freedom to express himself or the opportunity. >> larger social movements want the president, peno nieto himself to take responsibility and step down. >> translation: stop killing students and step down. he never brought justice to the students. >> peno nieto promised a new
kind of politics. the students say corruption is rampant. and many don't trust the government. a chant from the rural area from guerrero where the students lived echos nationwide. one of the youngster's relatives says no one believes the governments version of event. >> if it was peno nieto's sons, they would have been found within two days. >> he says his grandson could be alive, but only the powerful get answers in mexico. >> time for a check on the world weather. heavy rains in western europe and floods in morocco. >> yes, that's right. it's unsettled. lots of heavy rain piling in from the atlantic. look at the satellite picture. you see two areas of cloud. the first one making its way across france, the other across the peninsula, and another one
waiting out in the atlantic, continuing making its way in as we go in through the next few address. we see heavy rain, 64mm of rain coming down in 24 hours, and a couple of weeks ago we this flooding across the french riverina, and 66mm of rain. there's more to come over the next couple of days. there's the cloud across spain and port gal. more of that. rain across france, eastern france down towards the french and italian riverina. thursday, staying unsettled, go into friday, unsettled once again. that joins up with wet weather, piling its way in across the ibe earian peninsula. some parts easily seeing 100mm of rain over the next few days. some of the cloud and rain making its way across the north-west of africa.
we expect heavy downpours. there'll be further flooding coming through. 20mm of rain in 24 hours here. further heavy showers through the next couple of days with a possibility of blooding. >> thank you very much. everton in india, an investigation into the deaths of two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers found they committed suicide. the girls were found dead in may. hanging from a tree outside the home. at the time police said the girls were gang raped and murdered. a new report says the police investigation was wrong. five men were arrested in connection with the deaths, but fried on bail. >> the girls' deaths happened at a time when the spotlight as won india. the gang rape and murder sparked protests across the country. it's estimated na two women are raped in india every minute. joining us live from new delhi
is a woman from the all women's progressive association. thank you for being with us. what is your rehabilitation to the new report that the two girls committed suicide. is this a credible report? >> i think that there are many reasons why this and reports like this tended to carry less credibility. i'm not saying that only one conclusion would have been accessible. i'm not trying to say it was necessarily rape and murder. i'm staying that the press in this case did not want to file a police complaint for rape and murder. this were the ones trying to say it was not rape and murder. it was public protests in the village, upped whose special police complaint was filed.
subsequently the investigation was handed over to the bureau of investigation. they have really damaged its own credibility by saying "we think it's an honour killing. they couldn't exhume the body, and now they are saying it's suicide based on scientific evidence. i don't under, and they are not telling us what is the scientific evidence because they get to take a fresh look at the bodies. if they are saying we decided it's not rape and isn't murder, they decided it's not rape. from what i gather they say no signs of forensic evidence of semen and so on were not found on the girls' clothes. there's nothing to check wh the cloths were handed over without damage, or whether the damage was done. corruption is rampant. and it should have been the piece that would have handed
offer the clothes. it's possible the police did not do their job. >> you think this is not credible. this is one of a number of high profile cases drawing attention to the flight of women, do you get a sense that the authorities, indian government are taking the cases and crimes against women seriously. unfortunately not. >> investigating as sis was poor tenned to -- tends to rely on culture. this is seen in other high-profile cases. all they say [ inaudible ] ..the government response to crimes against women is poor.
this give sound bytes in sensational cases. in terms of policy changes, especially to change attitudes towards women, they are acting for the government and political parties. they are promoting patriarchal ideology for women and the idea that women need to be - their freedom needs to be subjected to restrictions. >> thank you so much for sharing your cruise are with us. appreciate your time. >> still ahead on the al jazeera newshour. emergency prices considered. details and why it matters. >> they'll take you to the first center specialising in initial reconstruction.
embassy in afghanistan's capital cab outline. the tal -- kabul. the taliban said it was behind an attack killing one british national, injuring 34 other tributes have been pouring in. australian cricketer phillip hughes died after being struck on the head by a ball. >> o.p.e.c. members are meeting. the price crash moons some members of the -- means some members. 12-country group are struggling to balance the budget. 92.8 million barrels a day are made. there's more than enough to keep demand. that's keeping prices low. slow is at 3 million a day. 3 million were added in the past five months alone. more is likely to be added as shale oil production increases in the u.s.
it's overtaken saudi arabia and russia to become the biggest oil and gas producer in the world. al jazeera's jonah hull is in vienna for us. what can we expect from the vienna summit. any concrete decisions likely there? >> we'll have to wait until a press conference in a few hours time to found out about that. the oil price fell to a brand new 4-year low. as the 12 ministers meet at o.p.e.c. to decide whether to slow production and boost the price ifs they can, or keep pumping at current levels in the hope of not losing market share. low oil prices are good for consumers, bad for oil producing companies, one of which non-o.p.e.c. member russia is suffering a particular pain. rory challands is there and reports now. >> reporter: o.p.e.c.'s members gathered in vienna under
different circumstances from last year. a 30% tumble since june saw brept crude prices slide from 110 a barrel down to below $80. a 3-year stretch of stability seems to be over. for russia, they are troubling times the russian budget has already lost of 20, 30 maybe 40 billion. russia is not an opicture member but is the -- o.p.e.c. member but is the second biggest oil producer. russia's 2015/2017 product balances with oil at a minimum of $100 a barrel. with prices below that, moscow faces difficult choices, cut the
budget. run a deficit or dip into general reserve funds. what you can't do is push presses up. sign earian temperatures freeze the wells. russia doesn't stop the capacity to keep quantities of crude off the market. vladimir putin hinted that u.s. and saudi arabia were deliberately depressing the price of oil to hurt the economy. a suggestion i put to russia's minister. 80 a barrel. is that the result of market forces, or rather political machinations at play. >> the oil industry develops in cycles today we are in a press reduction phase. lower prices will slow production inefficient products will return it to a fair level. >> a relaxed response. the finance minister is
concerned enough to draft an alternate 2015 to 2017 budget, taking income tax zero growth and slumping oil revenues. >> it's worth keeping perspective. it's in the last 3-4 years that oil prices of 100 plus became the norm. offer the laf two decades oil was about 20-$30 a barrel. this is all to do with what russia is used to. what they planned for, and the falling price of oil. together with western sanctions moon the kremlin is having to change the plans quickly. rory challands, al jazeera, moscow. >> i'm joined by neil atkinson, head of analysis for lloyd's intelligence. it has clout, do you think they'll do anything to raise the
prices. >> i would be surprised if they were to take and cut the production quota. the reason for this is simply. if they were to announce a cut, it would be significant. that would raise issues about whether opeb is able to deliver on a production cut that it commits itself to. if they did that, i think the views of producers like saudi arabia and other gulf producers are leaders of the don't panic party. should they be given the maximum amount of importance for this reason. if o.p.e.c. raises prices, it gives a free pass to the shale producers in the united states, who are high cost producers and they'd come under pressure if the oil price stays low. >> it's easy to forget that low prices is good news for most consumers, are we in for a
period for prolonged low oil prices. >> the word low is interesting. the price in 2014 will average $100, the fourth or fifth best year history. a few years ago we would have dreamt of reaching $60 to $70. we are talking of lower price, it's a huge boon for consumers, we should not assume that if there is this transfer of wealth from the producers to the consumers, it will lead to a boon. it's bound to have a positive impact, lowering prices, adds to the feel-good fact. it will not kick start the economy. >> jonah hull live in vienna. >> a general strike has shut down services across the country. two manners have been planned.
many flights are grouped. schools are shut, hospitals working with a general strike. there has been deep spending strikes. finders say they may be one step closer to finding an effective vaccine. the first human trial of an experimental vaccine. >> dominic kane explains. >> for most people who catch ebola, it is fateful. for those who survive to painful debilitating disease. there's no cure or vaccine, teams of researchers have been working to change that. this drug is currently tested as a vaccine. it's cad 3. working by stimulating the systems.
it's been given to two small groups of volunteers, one on a light dose, another on a larger dose. the results were favourable. virtually all of the people who received higher dose got a very robust antibody response which is the classical response na vaccines elicit. >> when ca d3 was given to animals, it proved effective. moving on small scale tests to vaccines produced in west africa will be expensive. some say large pharmaceutical companies will need to help. they had an infrastructure to develop the vaccine, and if successful, safe and effective, they'll have the ability to mass produce the vaccines when the time comes to administer them to the general public.
>> the next stage will take place in liberia. the number of cases will have stabilized. that's not the condition in sierra leone. the world health organisation says the capital remains an intense area of transmission and the rate of new cases a rising. we believe there are people engaging in practices not conducive to breaking the transmission. although they are the most physical manifestation of where we are shot. there are other aspects that will be useful. perhaps the most useful thing is a working vaccine breaking news out of israel, where the security service says they have uncovered hamas network in the occupied west bank planning large-scale attacks. 30 hamas members are said to
traumatic facial industries. >> annie is happy. not unusual for a 10-month-old playing with her brother. if you look closely, appie had a blood vessel tomb or u which stopped her from smiling. >> it was heart-breaking. wed be in the park. she'd look and smile at children, she'd try to generate a smile. they wouldn't smile at her, they were looking at the tumor. >> it was removed last month and the smile is back. annie's surgeonan is ian hutchison. >> what is the psychological aspect of this young woman with her kiel i had scar, and the psychological aspect of the people that see her. what you think about is hang on, why can't we make scars invisible. the new center is designed to
answer the question. it will collect data from around the world. on traumatic facial industries and bring toot surgeons, oncologists, dentists, hundreds of specialities. josh stevenson had a rare tumor growing at the back of his eye. they act as a good mask. if they take the classes off. you can see the extent of what has gone on the skin from the left eye is to close his eye. doctors may not need to do additional operations to harvest skin. technology, models made by 3d printers allow surgeons to plan risky operations and the future is making skin and other parts for initial reconstruction. the faces how we breathe and eat. it's the most social part of our
body, how we look is our psychological wellbeing, it's time the world had the medical research center devoted to it. >> time for the sports, here is raul. >> thank you very much. >> international contribute community is mourning the death of batsman philip hughes. the 25-year-old is struck in the head by a ball during a domestic game for south australia. he suffered a fractured skull and pleading to the brain. many of philip hughes team-mates was with him in the hours before he passed away. >> he was a hero to kids around the nation, particularly those in the region around his home town of maxville in new south wales. he did them proud. in his 26 test matches, a tally that looked certain to grow, but
statly never will. >> philip hughes was a name well-known by cricket fans around the world. a player with huge potential. it was hoped the 25-year-old would contribute. elise looks back on a life and career cut short. >> reporter: in a country known for its love of support, to represent australia in the sport of cricket is viewed as a high honour. philip hughes achieved this goal at the age of 20. the son of a banana farmer, he was seen as a talent. small in stature, a gritty and skilful batts moun, and was compared to donald bradman, a greatest ever cricketer. hughes became the youngest player to score two 100s, achieving the feat in the second game for australia against south africa in 2009. at the height of his career, it
was outweighed by the lows. in between the 26 test matches, hughes was dropped five times from the australian team, adding one other century to his test career. after playing in a one day series against pakistan in the u.a.e., he was hoping to return to the test team for a series against india, starting next week. he was certainly making his case. hughes was doing what he loved at the crease, scoring runs when he was struck in the head by a bouncer. he'll be 63 not out. his death entirely unprecedented in the history of first-class cricket. phil hughes would have celebrated his 26th birthday on sunday. >> tribe utes have been coming in from across the contributing world. former australian legg spin bowler shane warne wrotement.
. >> indian sachin tendulkar paid tribute. and ian botham, a former alrounder tweed: . >> shaun abbott, the 22-year-old fast bowler bowling the fateful delivery we can speak to former australian fast bowler jeffly lawson on the line from sydney. you are currently the assistant coach with new south wales blues. your team is playing philip hughes south australian side. i understand he's been at the scg. i guess people there are numb at the news. >> yes, look, it came sydney time quarter to four this afternoon. there was hopes for his
recovery, it wasn't to be the case. it's an incredibly sad day. he originally played for new south wales. he is good friends with all the people they were praying against. he mixed in the preamble. it's in credibly sad day. >> the philip hughes story was a classic one of the boy from the bush playing for his country. listening to the reaction coming out of australia. a lot of fans related to him because of the background. >> yes, a lot of cricketers come from the country. and don bradman was one of those. he was born up the coast, a country guy he was quiet, went about his business i think one of the things the fans liked, not just his run making and interesting technique, he was dropped a few times, and never
uttered a sill ble of complaint, went off, made more runs, tried to get back in the team. on his counter form he may have been named in the test side next week, gich michael clarke is out injured. a word about one of your open players. i've heard a lot of messages of support for him. a young man like philip hughes doing the job he loves. just a game of cricket. shaun making his debut very recently, he's a man on the way up. going about his normal job. such a mun dame piece of cricket. philip has been batting. the ball as old, pitch back, he missed it. on any other occasion, there's no consequence. he may get out to it.
the consequences are a routine piece of cricket. they have been tragic, and he has come to grips with that. >> geoffrey lawson, appreciate your time. thank you for now the death of philip hughes has been felt not just in australia, but around the contributing world. day two of the third test match between pakistan and new zealand has been called off as a mark of respect. we can go to our sports correspondent lee wellings live in our london studio. the death of philip hughes sure to have a huge impact on the game, not just in australia, but around the world. >> it will initially, and for a time being i imagine it will be psych logic by difficult for cricke crickete cricketers, professional or amateur to go on to the fooled and not think of him. there's a feel factor. 140 k/hr being bowled.
yes batts me feel they are protected with a helmet. we see that that is tragically not always the case. what about helmet design. they always look at it. this was a ball that didn't hit the helmet. they'll look at whether more can be done with cricket gear, and whether this kind of thing can be prevented from happening again. there was a crucial rule change in 1991 about bouncers. there used to be more. a bowler is permitted one per over or every six balls. that was designed to help batsmen prevent injury, to stop bowling intimidation. part of the tragedy is shaun abbott, of course, was not using it for intimidation, it's a routine part of the game. that's why there has been such an outpouring of sympathy for
him too australia due to play a test against india starting next thursday. we have been looking at the pictures of the australian players leaving the hospital where philip hughes was being treated. david warne in particular was looking absolutely distraught. there has to be doubt as to whether this series or match at the gabba can go ahead. >> i would be surprised if the first test match can go ahead. if you look at the state the players are in. it's not the time for cricket. this is unprecedented, this type of tragedy. i think there needs to be a period where cricket would need to stop, certainly in australia. other matches around the world are likely to resume. cricket australia called off the match between australia 11 and india acting was a warm-up. the indian board has been thanked. they are players that you can guarantee will not think and
feel about cricket the way they did in a manner they arrived in the country, and the aub players will be receiving counselling. i would be surprised if the test match can go ahead as planned. >> moving to other sports news now and liverpool drew a bulgarian side to keep aside hopes of qualifying for the last 16 of the u.e.f.a. champion's league. they need to bet basil. in a final game to qualify out of group b. it was a disastrous start for the reds, as danny put the host 1-0 up. liverpool hit back. 5 minutes later with the equalizer. john hendren making another. a late header from georgie in the dying minutes of the match. a 2-2 draw. >> of course we are frustrated at the end. we found it well, and at 2-1, could have been 3 and 4.
but as i said. we come away with a point. real madrid beat basil. at the beginning of the competition it would come down to the last game. and free to qualify. >> in group b. cristiano ronaldo scored a 71st champion's league goal. the goal puts cristiano ronaldo three behind lionel messi's record. "real money" qualified for the knock out. basil can qualify if they avoid defeat to liverpool. champion's league win for real madrid. let's look at the other scores. season's runners-up. booking a place in the last 16. with a win to olympiakos. arsenal with a knock out for the 15th season in a row. despite losing at home. 2022 world cup host qatar coming from behind to ring riyadh.
3-time champions took the lead. qatar equalized a perfect header coming up. tying the match is the one apiece. and then algerian born. 2-1 win. qatar, the first world cup title away from home. >> mani pakkia received a welcome as he returned home offer defending the w.b.o. welterweight title. the pacman greeted by the cheers, throwing down the gaunt the saying it was time for floyd mayweather junior. that's all for sport. that's it for the newshour on al jazeera.