>> hi, there welcome to another news hour from al jazeera in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes: >> four years of blood misery and death in syria aid agencies accuse the united nations of failing to protect civilians. >> two police officers are shot during a protest in ferguson after the police chief resigns over allegations of racism. >> sri lanka's president pledges a war crimes inquiry but
rejects international pressure to involve the u.n. >> a russian shopping center where he could by fire. many are still trapped under the rubble. >> the conflict in syria began with peaceful protest now four years later is a grinding civil war. the u.n. is tasked with protecting the most vulnerable, civilians, however, 21 leading aid agencies say the aid organization has failed to do its job. one instance of this is in aleppo. activists say the syrian regime is still dropping barrel bombs on residential communities. they kill indiscriminately. they are one of the many reasons syria has become a broken nation. al jazeera's diplomatic editor james bays reports.
>> four years ago no one could have ma'am would the scale of this tragedy. the figures are staggering, there's been no actual body count, but it's estimated as many as 300,000 syrians are dead. many have fled. 3.8 million of refugees. that figure, the main contributor to the fact there are now more displaced people in the world than at any time since the second word war when the u.n. was created almost 70 years ago. >> there's been no peace in part because there's been little unity on the global stage. there have been rare moments are agreement in the u.n. security council on chemical weapons, and the growing threat from isil, but nothing on a political solution to the dismay of u.n.'s humanitarian agencies. one of those agencies, the world food program is led by urthran
causen. >> you must get dismayed. >> i get frustrated not only when i look at the security council, when i go into syria and you see that there is no solution in sight. i talk to the government, i talk to the oppositions and they're firm in their positions and then i look at the people and i say don't they see what i see? can't they see the impact that their failure to compromise is creating in this situation? >> over the past four years the security council has left the main effort to find a political solution to a series of special envoys. former secretary general veteran diplomatic and now another seasoned official. four months ago he told the security council he had an ambitious plan for a series of what every called freezes across syria. the first one was supposed to be in aleppo.
he later even revealed he had an agreement from president assad to stop all aerial bombardment in aleppo for a six week period. since then, the plan has stalled. diplomats are now very skeptical of the chance of suction and for now, there is no plan b. syrians will continue to suffer and many more are bound to die. james bays, al jazeera, of the united nations. >> director for the center of middle east studies of middle east studies joins us from oklahoma. why has the u.n. done such a bad job of protecting civilians on the ground in syria? is it all the fault of the security council? >> well, it is, in part, because the security council's not in any agreement but it's also because the syrians are not in any agreement. there are no two sides. there is assad and a thousand
other militias. assad is determinedder to take back the country and the opposition that he will fail. if he had an arm, he could do something, but he can just plead with both sides and neither side wants to stop fighting. >> if as it seems the u.s. continues to thorn it's attitude toward the assad regime does that raise hopes of there being more unianymore tee on the supreme court council? >> in a sense the united states has become a strategic ally of assad, even though they abhor him and the way that he has slaughtered people and he's a dictator, but they need him. were he to fall tomorrow,
they're worried isis would swoop in and they would become ensconced in one of the great arab capitals and they would never get rid of them. this is why there is in a sense an alliance. we're seeing iran and iraq, as well, and the united states is working with iran and iraq. >> the war in syria's entering its fifth year. what needs to happen politically to end this carnage this suffering? >> well, that's a very good question. it doesn't look like it's going to come through any kind of outside mediation. the syrians, you know, this battle could go on for a very long time, because each of the major powers are helping their proxies enough, giving them enough money and arms that they will not lose, but not enough so they can win. that locks syria in to a civil war and there's nobody to take in, no international force peacekeeping force or
international power willing to enter syria and disarm militias so mod receipts can begin a negotiate or take on the assad regime. we have two sides that are still convinced that they can win this war. >> many thanks, indeed. sri lanka's president revealed plans to set up a domestic inquiry into crimes commit during the civil war but refusing to but a to the pressure of international investigators. towards the end of the war, it is said that this makeshift hospital was shelled patients already injured and seeking help said to have been killed by the government. now for around 26 years the tamal tilers, many women have been fighting for an independent
state. they've been accused of attacking civilians executing prisoners and recruiting child soldiers. government forces have been accused of many of the same crimes, but it's alleged that they ramped up their attacks at the end of the war. it's claimed they used heavy weapons like these to fire shells into a specially created safe zone which contained civilians. hundreds of thousands tried to flee, but the fighting raged around them and they remained trapped inside the so-called safe zone until the army defeated the tamals in 2009. the government denies committing war crimes. we have a report from column bow. >> the president promises a domestic committee which he called it starting within the next month. he said initial work has begun and that this pros would start soon. now, that committee would seek the views of the united nations.
the president has gone on record as saying that the views of the united nations and international community would go to strengthen this domestic process however pushed on whether international investigators would be allowed into the country he drew the line. he said that there has been a pros but confidential trust has been built among the international community into this domestic promise by his government and therefore no outside investigators would be necessary. he did say incorporating these views of the international community, which has very much been in touch with the government in the last few months since it came to power there teams to be some sort of good will by both sites. the previous government rejected all allegations and didn't want the process of going in or building its views. the president has talked the importance are taking onboard the international community and
its views and promise that had any domestic process would be fruitful and strengthened by all of these views being used to take it forward. >> the executive director at the center for policies alternatives said this proposed investigation could be different from prefers ones. >> i think there is prima facie evidence that there has been crimes in terms of crimes against humanitarian and war crimes and that the allegations are against both sides. forces of the government in sri lanka as well as liberation tigers. whether this credible domestic investigative unit is called is questionable whether it will deliver. people in the north in particular want an official acknowledgment of what happened
to them and they want justice. >> two police officers have been shot during a protest in ferguson missouri. they are being treated in hospital. people gathered outside the city's police headquarters after the police chief resigned following a report that found widespread racism within his department. stephanie decker reports. >> just as the protest was breaking up around midnight, the shots were heard. >> as we were about to pack our cameras up, we hear what we thought were fireworks up the street. turns out happened three more times. it was gunfire because we saw the muzzle fire from a gun on top of the street and so we all kind of just ducked down and once we dug down saw the cop was shot right next to us. >> one police officer was shot in the face, another in the shoulder. it happened at a protest outside ferguson's police department not hours following the announcement that police chief thomas jackson plans to resign. jackson long maintained that there was no race. >> on his watch but following a
damning report on his police department became the sixth official to resign in the city accused of systemic racism. his departure had long within called for by a protest movement that gained momentum after the fatal shooting of michael brown last august. the belief that the police force disproportionately targeted african-americans was vindicated last week by a department of justice report finding the local police and courts saw the african-american community as a way of making money for the municipality. millions of dollars were raised by targeting ticketing, jail and keeping poor black people in what has been called modern debtor's prisons until they were able to pay multiplies fines. the nationwide movement that has developed under the slogan "black lives matter" is about far more than ferguson and become a nationwide rally the belief that racism is engrained in american society. in madison wisconsin, there have been daily protests sips
the killing of unarmed 19-year-old tony robinson last friday. >> this highlights a universal problem with law enforcement and how its procedures have been carried out. >> protestors are demonstrating against an entire judicial and economic system that they say is racist and unfair. the resignations in ferguson will be welcomed by many. ferguson is a tiny city of 21 that you say and a change in its municipal personnel is unlikely to be enough to those wanting greater equality and change. >> we are joint live from washing to be d.c. it's the morning after the night before in ferguson. what's the latest? >> to add to a press conference in the next hour or so from the police department, what does seem to be emerging on social media, adding to super views that the local police are giving to local media is some
interesting in difference, as you saw the eyewitnesses on the ground said that the bullets came from behind them from a hill. it's basically stephanie was saying, these protests were dwindling at this point. a car park away from the police station, they say these shots hit the policeman, who are recovering, apparently. the police now though, seemed to agree at the time, they sent out a group to investigate, the witnesses say to investigate the area where the shots may have rung out from or seemed to have rung out from. now we hear the police officers use the terms whoever doing the shootings was embedded within the protestors. we're trying to see whether the police are beginning to suggest that the shooters were somehow embedded within the protestors and that will be an interesting fault line, because the protestors and other eyewitnesses maintain that no one amongst their group were
responsible for the shooting. the question now of course is how is this going to be used as this controversy over what the d.o.j. said was unconstitutional racist policing be underway currently. >> many thanks. >> four years ago australia economy was the envy of the world, but has its economic bubble burst. plus no sign of relief. mike grants arriving in greece are being given indefinite detention. in sport it's called the richest fight in history boxing's two biggest names come face-to-face ahead of their highly anticipated showdown.
>> in iraq, government forces are now fighting in the center of tikrit booked by shia militia and sunni tribesman they are trying to recapture the city from islamic state of iraq and the levant. iraq's government now controls several suburbs plus the military hospital. the battle is seen as a dress rehearsal for an assault on mosul, iraq's second largest city held by isil since last summer. >> in libya isil claims responsibility for an attack in tripoli, the latest violence in a country facing political chaos, which the united nations is currently trying to mediate. al jazeera reports from the capitol in morocco holding talks between the two rival governments. are they likely to be able to reach any sort of deal there?
>> well, there are concerns voiced by the international community. we were expecting the two delllations from tobruk and tripoli to converge on this building you can see behind me to start talks a while ago but the tobruk internationally recognized government hasn't arrived yet. they have said in the last few days that they would like to see some delay because they want further consultations with the government about the details of the political settlement, so expecting them to arrive later in the day and start talks. then the concern is again, is it going to be easy to bring both the tripoli-based government and the tobruk based government to pin down the details of a in my unity government. >> if the two sides can be brought together what are the biggest challenges facing those
talks? >> well, they have to agree on a prime minister to run libya for a certain period of time. then they will have to agree to pull out all their militias from the main cities, disband them, set up a new national army that looks after the country and that army has to be mandated and is one of the prerequisites of the international community to fight isil affiliated groups in libya particularly in the eastern part of the country. basically, you're talking about political aspects of the story. they would like to see a government to give the international community a sense that now we have peace and stability, but at the same time, they would like to see all the factions united and they would like to see isil defeated from lib yes because they are having huge concerns of isil is taking advantage of the divisions in the country further expanding in the eastern part of the country. >> many thanks.
>> to russia, where the daughter of the murdered optician politician boris nemtsov said vladimir putin is politically responsible for his death. she says that the president must bear responsibility for his shooting. the critic of putin was gunned down in moscow last month. poo tin voled the murder vile and viewed to find the killers. >> in russia, 25 people are trapped under rubble after a shopping mall caught fire. dozens have been injured in the city. >> for several hours they fought to control the flames. about 4,000 square meters of a shopping center, an area almost as big as a football pitch is burning. rescuers pulled carpets anything that can catch fire from the collapsed building. terrified shoppers watched helplessly. 600 are said to have escaped
but some of trapped inside. >> my friend was probably left behind inside, too under the rubble. >> anger grows in the official response. >> it all collapsed on them. we are standing here to clean the mother's wounds, because she has wounds to her head and leg and they are moving aimlessly about here. there is only one ambulance. >> some witnesses say the roof collapsed. others say it folded like an accordion. this shopping center is just four years old witnesses say the fire began in a cafe. eventually, the fire is controlled but with smoke still rising from the wreckage, questions are already asked about the safety of the center's electrical wiring. rob math think son, al jazeera. >> greece is trying to deal with a massive wave of migrants with 50,000 arrivals each year, many refugees. as we report now from athens,
the government wants europe to change the way in which people can apply for political asylum. >> this is comfort food for muhammed a simple bread made from flour and water dipped in broccoli stew. he shares it with flat mates. he is trying to wash away the taste of the detention center where he just spent nine months and what happened there to another tack stani detainee. >> he had been locked for 20 months, released and given a month to live free, but was arrested again. he told police he needed to work and send money home to his mother and brother and sister, but they didn't listen. three hours after they broke him in. he hanged himself. >> the second suicide in as many months here, testament to the failure of a policy of indefinite detention for people who aren't criminals. it even applies to minors.
it was greece's most recent method for dealing with the migrants. >> the council criticizes greece for detaining migrants for more than 18 months. a change in government that brought change. inmates are being released at the right of 30 a day. >> they enjoy a six month deportation waiver because they have no traveling documents enabling authorities to deport them. greece estimates 50,000 arrivals each year, many refugees. it wants europe to change the rules and allow people who need political attention to apply for asylum anywhere in europe, not just greece. >> we are 10 million indigenous people plus a million migrants. this 10-1 ratio doesn't apply in other european countries. don't they see the problem? and in the midst of a crisis, it's not a question of racism.
we just can't take it anymore. >> under the conservatives these camps were meant to act as a deterrent. that plan failed. people fleeing war and poverty are ultimately willing to face detention. legal residents is unlikely under such pressure, even under a leftwing government. he just hopes his luck will turn. al jazeera athens. >> right now in the news hour, let's get a weather forecast with the meteorologist with us once again. we are back in australia never to do things by halves as a nation has not one but three cyclones. >> just to the north, we have little another tropical cyclone. that second one is affecting people. this one that is pam a large system is very powerful, clearly defined eye on the storm and is sinking further southward. very strong winds, winds gusting to around 280 kilometers per
hour will pass to the east of caledonia, west of fiji. we are going to see heavy rain coming through here. the heavy rain leaks back into the islands over the next two days 600 millimeters of rain coming down has caused flooding here. making its way away from the peninsula gusting to 135 kilometers per hour, but we could definitely be seeing something like this to 500 millimeters of rain, maybe as much as 600 milliliters of rain in some places. it will sink further so you had wards, winds of 160 kilometers per hour, weakening but rain coming into the north reaches perth in the latter part of the weekend. over the next couple of days, it
could cause problems for the mining community. >> many thanks. speaking of the mining community, four years ago australia's economy was the envy of the world but now it seems there are clouds on the horizon and not just from the tropical storm. unemployment is above levels in the united states and europe. the australian dollar has fallen 30% from its peak. behind the change in fortunes is a collapse in the price of iron ore. al jazeera's andrew thomas reports now from port hedlund. >> he is spending time in his garden. he was a geologist in the mining industry but as prices have plummeted, jobs have been cut. >> people can'tify themselves in terms of their work, so hi, who are you what do you do? >> i'm looking at new opportunities. >> so are thousands of others. three years ago this house and
land in the mining town sold for $1.3 million. >> i wouldn't have called them crazy days, but they were long above, way above the average. >> today the house is on the market for less than half what it sold for in 2012 and hasn't found a buyer yesterday. >> as the huge industry bottom, so did this area. it has the post through which most of the economity's travel. the iron ore peaked at over $180 a ton but since clothing growth in china and a glut has brought its price tumbling down. >> the trains that rumble across the mid landscape can be three kilometers long and hold more than 32,000 tons of iron ore. four years ago that meant that the cargo in just one of these trains was worth around $6 million. today, its cargo is worth about a third of that. >> so now port hedlund is a
much quieter down. projects have been canceled. fewer people are needled to run the in are fra structure than build it. >> the port is busier than ever, six huge ships arrive and load up each day. their crews get a couple of hours onshore before starting the 15 day trip back to china. >> with prices low mining industry profits are down and so are revenues to government. when much of the world went into recession, mining helped australia avoid it, but the boom days are over. al jazeera port hedlund.
>> we are approaching the midway point on this news hour. holding on for dear life, justice is hard to find for some prisoners in somalia. >> scientists may have found a new weapon in the fight against alzheimer's. details later. >> in sport a night of drama in the u.a. as the champions league favorite crashes out. we will have all the details in around 20 minutes
>> 21 aid groups accused the u.n. security council of fail to protect syrians. it's four years since the beginning of the uprising against president bashar al assad. more than 220,000 people have been killed. >> sri lanka's president said that he's going to set up a domestic eninquirey into war crimes during the countries civil war. u.n. investigators won't be involved despite international pressure. >> two police officers have been shot during a protest in the u.s. city of ferguson, missouri. one officer was shot in the face the other in the hold shoulder. earlier, ferguson's police chief quit over widespread racism in his department. >> more now on our top story. after four years of conflict, syria has become a much darker place. scientists from china's university along with a coalition of n.g.o.'s analyzed satellite images of syria at night over the course of the war. this is what it looked like in
2011, and this is what it looks like now. the total number of lights visible at night has fallen 80%. look at the capital in damascus, 2011 and now, more than a third of the lights have gone out in the government stronghold. it's aleppo, the heart of industrial syria that's seen the most dramatic change. this is what it looked like before the war and this is aleppo at night now only 3% of homes there are still lit at night. for more on what used to be syria's commercial capital here's al jazeera's zeina hodor. >> it is one of the oldest cities in the world. its historic center is now in ruins. aleppo has been an urban battleground since the summer of 2012. syria's largest city has been
divided by many front lines and on many of them, sheets and drapes are used as cover from snipers. the government controls territory in the west, and the opposition controls the east. the only crossing point that allowed people to move between the two areas is now a waste land. the center was closed by the government last year. it was a dangerous journey. dozens were killed from sniper fire, but it was a lifeline especially for state and local employees relying on their salaries to survive. >> the crossing was vital. now it is a 12 hour journey. this crossing used to allow people to visit their relatives. >> society has been torn apart. in many areas in the rebel-held east, there is little sign of life. last year, tens of thousands left when populated areas were continuously hit by barrel
bombs. many others were wounded. those who have lost their life live hoods have been left to help themselves. >> we need money to go to turkey and get treatment. we have been forgotten. we want somebody to help us. >> health facilities were bombed in the start of the conflict. the people of area managed to set up makeshift hospitals to deal with the many casualties of war, but they are not up to the standards needed. >> we don't have surgeons. most of the doctors were either killed or fled. we don't of med sip for diabetic patients. >> the health system has all but collapsed. >> the syria war is entering its fifth year. neither side can claim victory. an initiative by the united nations to freeze the fighting in the city of aleppo didn't achieve much and the people on both sides of the divide remained trapped in what many
describe as a deadly stalemate. >> it's a daily struggle. it doesn't just take hours to buy bread government planes have targeted crowds standing in bakery lines. for the warring sides the battle for aleppo is strategic but has destroyed the lives of those living in what was once syria's commercial capital. zeina hodor, al jazeera beirut. >> venezuela's government has given president maduro initial approval to rule by decree. he asked parliament for the extended powers to fight what he calls u.s. imperialism. we have a report. >> president nicholas maduro was greeted tuesday with a standing ovation in venezuela's national center. he was there to ask for extended powers to fight what he calls impending imperialist threat. the move comes after the u.s. branded venezuela a national security threat.
>> we will perfect the venezuelan legal system so that it's not necessary to activate the state of exception so we can protect our territory, very long then the around forces and the defensive exhibits of the nation. we will prepare ourselves economically financially and commercially for any type of blockade enabling a shield for the country. >> in power for two years, this will be the second time he asks for an enabling law. his mentor, the late hugo chavez requested the right to rule by decree four times during his time in power. the decision has surprised few. >> they enable is an enormous situation for venezuela. it's not absolutely new for us, but in this moment, they are using it as an excuse in order to create a new environment. they are going to use it in
order to present, for example the decision of president obama with sanctions against people in venezuela, against the whole country. they want to present it as a show. >> president maduro said he needs special powers to protect venezuela. government critics question whether he won't use the enable law to gain the electoral advantage he needs to maintain control of the congress. >> calling venezuela a threat to the u.s. has cost indignation among neighboring allies like ecuador and cuba. until the u.s. responds with hard evidence, it is likely president maduro row will continue to seek greater popular support. caracas, al jazeera. >> in somalia, seven people were killed when al shabab fighters detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters.
the men were looking for the region's president when they tried to storm the compound. >> somalia's government has executed more people than any other country in sub sahara africa. more than 150 death sentences have been handed down since 2013. 86 people have been executed. this reporter visited the death row wing in is somalia. >> there are more than 35 men in this cell, 29 will be shot dead in the coming weeks. he is one of them, a former government police officer convicted of killing a young man. he is still coming to terms with his fate. >> he can get the execution call any morning. that is what we spend our time waiting for. that is what my cell mates are waiting for. it is the same for everyone who
is sentenced to death. >> in this prison, there are more than 370 inmates. >> this is where the prisoners on death row spend their days. conditions are tough. there is almost no ventilation the air is hot and thick with the smell of sweat. on the day of the execution they will be taken to a field about two kilometers from here where they will face a firing squad. >> muhammed ibrahim is putting the final touches to a grave. last year, he buried more than 15 executed prisoners. >> i feel a lot of sadness. it is not nice seeing human beings get execute right in front of you and then having to bury them. we don't like to do this job but we have to do it, because we have no other way of supporting our families. with agreed satness we bury them.
>> human rights group that question somalia's system accuse the authorities of quick executions. leaders deny this. >> there is a process we follow. we take them to court and if they don't agree with the outcome, they are allowed to appeal. if they are not satisfied with the appeals court, they can take it to the high court. if the high court upholds the decision, they still have a chance if the family of their victims pardons them and sets them free. >> but as the grave digger waits for an execution inmates know their days are numbered. al jazeera somalia. >> in bangladesh, 100 people are feared trapped under rubble after a factory collapsed. it is located southwest of the capitol, dhaka. the recovery teams are searching for survivors. >> thousands of employees at a shoe factory in china are back at work after a three day strike. nearly 6,000 employees walked
out of the factory over concerns about government benefits and payouts. the factory supplies several international fashion houses including guess burbury and prada. >> china's population has outgrown elderly care facilities creating more opportunity for foreign providers as adrien brown reports from shanghai. >> volunteers in a shanghai retitle home. this one is foreign-owned providing expertise from the united states. the company's here for a simple reason. according to the united nations more than 130 million people in china are now over 65 and there's a shortage of facilities to care for them, so china's government has been forced to allow in foreign providers.
88, he moved into this development a year ago after his wife died. >> we used to live with my children, but they were busy with their own children to look after. i didn't want to make their lives harder, so i moved here. >> the care cost him a third more than the average monthly salary in shanghai. he covers the fees with his state pension interest from savings and renting out his former apartment. some residents need specialist care. partially paralyzed after a stroke, she shares the room with her husband who has dementia. the fees are paid by their daughter. >> my mother used to live with us in the last. >> it can be a painful decision
to send a parent here, but it's a decision more children are having to make. >> in chinese society it's traditionally fallen to the children to take care of parents and grandparents. only those about no one to look after them was are sent to a home. as china's middle class expanded with more women entering the workforce, a cultural shift is underway. >> these days, most of the children, most of them are working, husband and wife are both working so the only recourse that they have is the senior at home needs help is to get a domestic helper and when this does not work, there is ready made help. >> still alert enthusiastic and in strong voice his children have pleaded with him to come home, but i'm happy here, he says. adrien brown al jazeera
admire what they do gather each year for the climax of intel's national talent search. the judge's pick just 40 students for the final round. jesse's project to find out what triggers the polar vortex. >> the more you learn the more almost connected everything seems and the more beautiful it is. i've always been interested in topics like this. >> focusing on the physics of a maneuver called the flick. >> i really want to take a scientific approach. >> her conclusions, the coaches were wrong. michael's interest in theoretical physics have practical benefits. >> nuclear power and clean energy and interconnecting wires are wires with no resistance which would make electricity half as expensive. that's where things like that
come from. >> there is fortune for the three top winners each teenager collecting a record $150,000 prize, which michael won in the category of innovation, both amazing and delighting his parents. >> oh, my god! he won! >> eight nobel prize winners have been finalists in this 73-year-old competition. one laureate says science these days has been falling short on two counts. >> one was high-risk high regard research, and the second was support for young people. both of those indicate the future, both of those must be supported at both national and international levels. >> on this gala occasion comes recognition that what they do really matters. tom ackermann, al jazeera washington. >> alzheimer's disease affects
50 million people worldwide expected to reach 135 million by the year 2050. scientists in australia may have found what they say is a new weapon in the fight against alzheimer's. people with the disease have what's known at tangles and plaques in their brain. these are abnormal clusters of proteins that stop brain cells from working properly, roll in memory loss. researchers took genetically modified mice and performed an ultrasound technique on them over a few weeks. it almost completely cleared the clusters in 75% of the mice. there was no apparent damage to brain tissue and their memory improved. researchers say the results are promising, but it will be years before it could be used to troat humans. they say more work needs to be done to understand the side effects and whether it will work with brains in humans. >> we need to look at different approaches to tackle an illness
like alzheimer's disease because it's an extremely difficult disease to treat. many people will be familiar with ultrasound and the context of perhaps scans for babies and other things. this is more invasive, so the technique they've used is quite invasive and not one that necessarily lends itself immediately to being used with people. we've got a very long way to go. i think there's interesting results in the mice. we've also seen before in mice and in people that when we cleared away this am lloyd protein we're looking at, it doesn't necessarily help people if it's too late in the disease pros. there are many challenges to bring a new treatment for alzheimer's disease. we certainly need them. we've got a long way to go in this case. >> building ahead of what many are calling the biggest fight in
history, mayweather and pacquiao, the pair face off for the first time before their las vegas showdown. >> a hollywood red carpet, celebrities and 700 press, it was a merely a warm up for what was already labeled the fight of the century. >> floyd mayweather maybe 38 years old but unbeaten through 47 boughts known as the best pound for pound fighter in the word. his opponent manny pacquiao has two draws and five losses from his 57 fights. he'll be the outsider for a clash many years in the making. >> this is a fight that the world can't miss. this is an unbelievable matchup. >> the fans of boxing, i think i believe that it's what are you waiting for since five years
ago. >> it's also been called the richest fight in history. floyd mayweather is expected to collect $150 million just for showing up, $100 million going to pacquiao. total pay per view television revenue is tipped to reach $150 million and while tickets aren't yet on sale, they are expected to start from $1,500 going up to $75,000. >> it's what you call a promoter's dream, even if it has taken five years for the long awaited matchup to take place. >> i think it's better now. and again let's assume it would have been better five years ago. we can't turn back the clock. we have to be grateful for what we have. >> saving rhetoric for later down the line, it was left to freddie roach to take the first serve.
>> we are in the toughest fight of our life, fighting the best fighter in the world we're going to kick his ass i'm sorry, but good luck, floyd. >> the show over for now both pack you and mayweather will restreet into relative seclusion before coming together for the headline act in may. >> manny pacquiao is a hero in his native philippines where he's also a politician. we report from manila. locals are anxiously counting down to the big fight. >> the last few weeks have been a time of political upheaval and tragedy for the philippines. the upcoming match between manny pack you and floyd mayweather is set to be the biggest boxing match in recent history but it's more than just the harness of hundreds of millions of dollars in earning at stake here. manny pack yous rags to riches story is an inspiration where millions of people are mired in
poverty. >> manny's story is really inspiring for all of us. he was poor then and now he is rich and famous. he made it all because of hard work. >> i have a lot of faith in manny. he trains hard and we worked together for a long time. >> manny pack you was a congressman. a celebrity with look are a active endorsements here and abroad, some believe winning the fight will mean he will be a step closer to the presidency. for now he remains a symbol of hope in a nation in desperate need of heroes. >> we just weren't good enough, the words of chelsea manager after the side was nothing out of the champions league, the french champions going through despite having their star striker sent off after half an hour.
cahill's 81st minute goal for the side. abequalizeer five minutes later sent them to extra time. chelsea in front from the start but silva had the last word. sending them through to the quarter finals on away goals. >> i am very tired but i'm very happy. if we look at the two legs and we are honest and fair, i think p.s.g. deserved to go through. we played more football and really tried to may more football than chelsea did and created more chance. >> we lost our competition. we are in a good situation so it is not time for cry. it is not also time for laugh. it is time for analyze the situation. >> making unwanted history he received the fastest red card ever seen in the champions
league, as i say missed in the third minute on his team's try for what looked like a very soft challenge. without him the ukrainian champions conceded seven goals. >> more problems in greek football after a pitch invasion forced a cup game to be abandoned. flares were set off by fans during the match. the game halted after groups of fans ran on to the pitch after their side went behind in the final minute. >> the premier club competition in australia now the group stages of the competitions, six time winners top of group five in the maximum nine points in three games 5-0 the score. >> south africa captain stars
with both bat and ball flashing the united arab emirates. 99 of 82 balls, just missing out on his second century of the tournament. south africa making 341 for six. he took two for 15 bowling for 195. south africa winning by 146 runs conserve their spots in the quarter finals. >> all around good performance. i won't say that once given us the confidence that to believe that we, you know, are better than ever, but still those games need to be respected and nothing but the boys with a great attitude today. we wanted to play a good game of contradict, which we did. >> the united arab emirates are suspended pending an investigation by the international equestrian federation after holding endurance races with people
competing in events that can run for over 120 kilometers. the u.a.e. is accused of registering results that could put the horses at risk, allowing them to compete beyond their endurance levels. >> the dutch man must be allowed to race for the team at the australian grand prix, but trying to overturn the court ruling, the former test driver said he was promised to race this season. judges ruled he should be racing this weekend. >> we still have tomorrow morning to make it for either tonight, so let's see it takes around three, three hours to make it, so maybe if we do it very, very quick, we can do it in two and a half hours. >> that is all the sport for now. more later. >> that will do it for the news
hour almost. scientists identified almost 1500 new creatures in the world's ocean and believe there are more out there. an international audience of the seas discovered two new types of dolphin, including the australian hutch back. a new species and sub you be category of giant jelly fish that are convenient onlious without tentacles. >> that is it for this particular news hour, thanks for watching us. today's top stories straight ahead here on al jazeera. we're going to leave you with more of our covering from syria imagion of four years of turmoil.
hello, i'm del walters in new york. we're following the shooting of two officers just after midnight. this is the county police chief, about to update reporters on the search for the suspect. let's listen. >> first foremost i want to express the support of the police department and all of law enforcement to the families and the officers that were shot last night. the chief announced his resignation last night. we began to see protesters began to gather.
i started tracking this about 8:01 last night. i got a call from my staff saying we expect protesters in the parking lot. we think there is going to be further protesters on the parking lot. i said listen i want this to be a very measured response by the police department. by that i mean the st. louis county police department because the ferguson policicicice department is right nowack in controlf the city of ferguson. i stayed in touch with this until about 10:30 last night. went to bed and was woke up about midnight. protesters started blocking the road in front of the pd. ferguson called a code 1,000 which means the closest 25 cars that could be available to assist them at 8:27. approximately 150 protesters
were in the roadway. at 9:00 ferguson makes one arrest of a protester in the roadway. protesters leave the roadway. at 10:00, due to the amount of people in the roadway, another code 1,000 additional 25 officers in come. eventually we end up with 69 police officers that respond. at 10:30, ferguson makes an additional arrest of a protester in the roadway, and at 11:15 they make a final arrest. at this point we're beginning to see the crowd diminish. about a quarter to midnight we're seeing the crowd beginning to leave and some of the police officers beginning to leave. i would imagine we had 75