i appreciate your time. >> my pleasure. thank you. thank you. >> announcer: is this al jazeera. welcome to the news hour i'm darren jordan in doha. the airbus a 320 went down in the french alps with 150 people on board. police say it might take days to recover all of the bodies. ♪ so recovery crews are on their way to the remote region
where the plane crashed. none of the 150 passengers and crew on board are believed to have survived. let's go live now to david who is in dean in the south of france. david talk us through where you are in relation to the crash and what has been happening there. >> darren the crash is in a very remote part of the french alps the southern french alps in those mountains behind me. it is at about 2,000 meters where the wreckage has been spotted. it's a very hostile zone. on my way here i saw long lines of vehicles the french fire services, the french police vans are their sirens going, and lights flashing obviously heading towards the scene. it's a long drive and very
inaccessible area and now the weather is turning bad here. this is heading towards the crash scene. the rain that is now falling here will turn to snow and there is only a few hours of daylight left. >> yeah, david and given that president hollande has said that there are no survivors this is going to be a pretty grim job for the recovery teams. >> reporter: at dusseldorf f airport, relatives and friends of those on board have gathered to receive more information and absorb the terrible news. the arrives board tells the story, flight 9525 never showed up. it was traveling from barcelona to doesel dorff, but crashed in the french alps. this is thought to be footage of the actual plane, an airbus 320
filmed on a previous flight. the french president was hosting the king of spain on an official visit that has now been cut short. >> translator: we do everything in our power to understand the cause of the accident and recover all of the victims from the crash site. the accident has taken place in an area that is especially difficult to access. >> reporter: germanwings is owned think lufthansa. it has an excellent safety record with no previous crashes. the passengers on board are thought to include german spanish, and turkish nationals. >> translator: we are all deeply shocked and shaken. the flight of our daughter company, germanwings crashed at around 11:00 am in the french alps now our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and
familiar list of the victims. >> reporter: the terrain in the southern alps is difficult. it will take sometime to retrieve the bodies of those on board, and to determine why flight 9525 ended in disaster. barnaby phillips al jazeera. >> let's go back to david in the town of dean. david we were just getting that report from barnaby phillips talking about the difficulties for the recovery teams, which is what you were saying. president hollande has said there are no survivors. this is going to be a pretty grim job for the recovery teams isn't it? >> yes, i think the priority is to find the bodies and recover them before night falls. when the night falls it will be very difficult to continue the search for the bodies. there's a large school in the
area where they will be using to collect the victims. but of course the one big question at moment is what on earth caused this crash. it's the work horse of the aviation industry. in the last few minutes or so we have heard that there was no distress distress call issued from the cockpit of this plane. there was an 8-minute descent before any contact was lost with aircraft control. so what was happening during those eight minutes? what caused that silence? so obviously one of the main things after the bodies have been recovered is to get the cockpit voice recorder and the black box. very difficult days ahead. a time for all of our thoughts to be with the families who are watching this with complete
incomprehension. >> many, many questions still unanswered david. of course until they fight the cockpit recorder. as you say the rescue teams have a huge challenge on their hands given the top ography ography -- topography and the weather isn't looking too good either. >> no, as i said this weather system has just moved in. there are no meet logical reasons why anybody can tell why this accident should have happened. but yes, it's going to get much worse and with night falling very soon, it is going to take several days at least i would have thought before they can be sure they found every single one of those victims. i do understand the french aviation minister and the german aviation minister are coming to the area. they will be landing here
probably tonight and then taken by helicopter to the scene of the aircraft. so also i understand that the german chancellor angela merkel will be coming here tomorrow to show support to the rescuers on the scene and give her support. but weather conditions are turning bad, it is going to get even worse up there at 2000 meters. >> it is a multinational issue because of those involved. the issue of jurisdiction raises its head. the crash happened on swiss soil it was a german plane, the aircraft was manufactured in france, so where does the jurisdiction land? >> i think the aviation industry is well used to tragedies that cross international barriers. i think obviously the rescue effort will be coordinated by
the french and the german teams and the -- and the spanish teams will be giving what assistance they can. but the initial effort certainly from what i have seen was the french police and firemen heading towards the scene of the debris of the aircraft, and they are the ones that will be coordinating any charge of the initial actions and the search in the foothills of the southern alps. >> david chater there in dean. thank you very much. well the ceo of germanwings has given a press conference. he said he is still not sure what caused the crash. >> we have to investigate properly with all of the professionals what went wrong. the moment we know what went wrong, of course there will be measurements immediately in place to have an incident like this never happen again. >> dominic kane has this update
from the german capitol. >> reporter: all levels of the german government have expressed their condolences to the relatives of the victims involved in this incident. chancellor merkel said she is sending her transport minister and foreign minister to the crash site in france and she herself will go there tomorrow. the ceo of germanwings, has gone into great detail about the aircraft and indeed about the pilot who he says had more than ten years experience and 6,000 hours of experience flying this particular airbus. the makers of airbus have expressed their concern about the incident and they are aware of the reports of this incident. and we know that crash site investigators have been deployed from france and germany. the crash site investigators will leease with the french
investigator investigators. the territory the territorial issue is in france. the german media is reporting that something like 67 people from german were involved in this insid accident although that has not been confirmed by lufthansa nor germanwings. joining me via skype from cape town is an aviation analyst. paul charles talk us through the airbus a320 there are thousands of them in operation. what kind of safety record does it have? >> well until recently it had a pretty good safety record. there are over 9,000 of them operating around the world. and in terms of the european
aviation industry as you say it is the work horse, the backbone of a short-all fleet. you can rely on the i320 to carry a good number of passengers to turn a profit. but clearly in the last few weeks and today, we have seen some very very tragic incidents incidents. the airasia incident at the end of december and today's crash as well. so airlines do rely on this aircraft. it's a very, very good aircraft very reliable but today it is leading to all sorts of questions. >> there is some controversy on whether a may day call was sent out. but the aircraft suffered a dramatic loss of altitude in just a few minutes. it does indicate something catastrophic happened. >> yes, it does.
in the area where it crashed in the south of france there are many short runways where that aircraft could have landed. in fact it's not that far from the airbus manufacturing plant. so it could -- it was catastrophic because there was no time for the pilot to be able to land that plane or glide that plane on one engine or no engines to an runway nearby. that could suggest a number of things. and clearly nobody wants to speculate. this is still very early in the investigation. it could be some form of engine issue, but that seems surprising, but it is something that manually occurred or not manually that occurred simply by the aircraft breaking up very dramatically. but down from such a height it does look as if the plane actually came down and was guided in some way, but we
simply don't know. we do not have enough information at this stage as to what could have caused it. >> and much of that information will come from the flight data recorders when they are recovered. those will be key to investigation in terms of finding out what happened. >> it will be key and with over 200 rescuers on the scene very shortly, then hopefully they will be able to find those recorders as quickly as possible to determine what happened. but i dare say there is something we're not aware of yet, this new information being held back. the speculation about a distress call being made but it does seem very odd as to why this backbone of a short-haul fleet would simply break up in this way. there's something that doesn't quite add up here and i'm sure we'll be getting the information in the next few hours. >> the investigators can't rule out human interference or
security failures can they? >> they can't rule anything out at this stage. they have to remain with an open mind over the next few days. they'll be gathering data. it last had its major check a year and a half or so ago in 2013. it had a check yesterday, and that will be the focus of the investigation quite urgently. because if something occurred yesterday during the maintenance check and it was signed off, then the investigators will want to know exactly why it was signed off. that has implications for the fleet and for other aircraft operating the a320 aircraft. they need to know what happened and if they don't find out quickly, there's been under some pressure as to why they are not grounding the a320 fleet. >> all right. paul thank you. ♪
let's get some other news now, the governor of yemen's third biggest city has resigned. the houthis took over much of ta'izz on sunday. seven were killed and several more injured when houthis opened mire trying to disburse the crowds. well jammal has told al jazeera that yemen's warring parties will meet in qatar for peace talks possibly later this week. >> reporter: this is a country on the brink of civil war, but the residents are not going quietly, as thousands protest
against the advance of shia houthi fighters. in turn they are fired on and tear gassed. ta'izz was taken on wednesday. the south is dominated by supporters of the ousted president. now the country's foreign minister is appealing for help to hold back the houthi advance. >> translator: nobody wants to be pulled into direct military action on the ground. the majority of us consider it a final option. however, if we feel compelled, we would without question go ahead with the proposed plan. >> reporter: this is what a gcc force could look like. originally set up to respond to military aggression against member states bahrain, queue wait saudi arabia and the
united arab emirates. it's a force a hundred thousand strong. here tribal forces gather to threaten houthi forces against entering their territory. and adding more might to the fight could force yemen into sectarian war with foreign powers backing opposite sides. saudi's foreign minister said he hopes the conflict could be peacefully resolved, but if not, countries of the region would take necessary steps. >> translator: we are keen on protecting yemen's sovereignty, the legitimacy of yemen rep sented by president hadi alone. we hope the crisis can be resolved peacefully, and we're ready to respond to any demand at the president's request. >> reporter: either way for those caught in the middle each day of fighting deepens the suffering. israeli prime minister benjamin netenyahu has apologized to the countries
arabs about comments he made before last week's election. kim van nel has more. >> reporter: the numbers stacked any this israeli prime minister's favor. now as benjamin netenyahu negotiating his way to forming a new government the comments he made to get there are coming back to haunt. >> translator: the right-wing government is in danger. arab voters are going to vote in droves. >> reporter: israeli palestinians make up 20% of israel's population. critics are calling his comments racist and divisive. in response he posted this on facebook. >> translator: i know the things i said a few days ago offended israel's arabs. i regret this. my actions of prime minister including the great investments in the minority sectors prove
the total opposite. [ applause ] >> reporter: the alliance of mainly arab parties are threatening to file charges against netenyahu. >> translator: we didn't call the leadership of the arab population. he didn't meet them. he apologizes because there's international criticism, including criticism from the united states. is this actions or words? we demand a real apology on the ground, meaning equality to the arab population. >> reporter: the u.s. has also come out swinging over netenyahu's campaign promise that there will be no palestinian state on his watch. the white house chief of staff called netenyahu's comments troubling. >> we cannot simply pretend that these comments were never made. >> reporter: making clear u.s. foreign policy and its commitment to the two-state solution won't be compromised.
>> it should be based on the 1967 lines, with mutually agreed co-ops. each state needs secure and recognized borders, and there must be provisions that safeguard israel's security. an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end. >> reporter: the u.s. is now reviewing its relationship with israel and is clearly taking a tougher stance. the white house has hinted it could pull u.s. protection at the united nations. the u.n.'s envoy to libya is on his way to morocco where peace talks are set to resume. bern dean know leon is putting forward plans for a united government. but inside the fights continues. mohammed was killed on monday by forces loyal to the general from the rival u.n.-recognized
government in tobruk. forces loyal to the tobruk government say they have shot down a fighter jet belonging to the libyan downgroup. libyan down backs the government in tripoli. one pilot died while the other was arrested. libya dawn's main political military base is a city east of tripoli. the city's brigades became the most powerful armed group after the revolution. and their support is key to any deal on a national unity government. >> reporter: it has long been criticized for acting as an identify state. it has been labeled as an extremist strong hold. they deny all of that. but there is no doubt this city in central libya is not only powerful within its own borders,
its influence extends far beyond. it is located to the east of tripoli. the government in triply relies on the lib man dawn military alliance to stay in power. and this continues the military base and the political power of that alliance. it has thousands of fighters constituting one of the largest armed groups in the country. it acquired massive quantities of weapons during the revolution in 2011. ever since, misrada didn't disarm nor did they unite with other forces. but there seems to be a growing realization among members of the tripoli-based parliament that there is no military solution to this conflict. >> within the gnc there were some voices who i considered as extremists to a degree.
fortunately there are a lot of people in the area who recognize that the only way to make peace in libya and to move towards democracy is to have dialogue with all sides. >> reporter: but they also have a red line. the libyan dawn alliance is at war with general haftars forces. they have long accused haftar of being a dictator and accusing the alliance of undermining u.n.-brokered peace talks when it announced a plan to capture tripoli a few days ago. >> translator: haftar only makes statements. he said the same thing about benghazi. but he hasn't been able to take it. >> reporter: rival factions are now talking. international community is
trying hard to bring about unity. the violence is also worsening along the many front lines that have divided this country. in hong kong land is scarce and very expensive. private developers are now eyeing the city's few open spaces to meet growing demand and that is up setting environmentalists. >> reporter: it is house hunting hong kong style. a lucky draw for hopeful owners. for the winners the chance to buy a 40-square feeter unit for about a million dollars in a block that hasn't been completed yet. hong kong is relying heavily on private developers. >> current government has claimed to increase the supply so there will be sufficient supply on the street already. >> reporter: the question is where to build. environmentalists fear hong kongs country parks until now
free from development will suffer. >> we long to whole people. [ inaudible ] belong to the small group of land in [ inaudible ]. because of the [ inaudible ] just only the [ inaudible ] money and destroy the environment. >> reporter: already home to hong kong's airport which is about to get it third runway and to its adjoining new town currently being expanded this island is seen as a prime target for development. and that's before the government has exploited targets for development. >> we need like massive, like large, piece of empty land for you to do everything start from zero. >> reporter: the government is well aware that any talk of building in hong kong's green spaces is highly inflammatory but it has to balance that for a
pressing need for homes. kent and his wife nancy got married just two weeks ago. both are working professionals and have been saving for several years, but have no choice but to move in with her parents in their small apartment. >> translator: all we can do is go on saving but i have no idea how long it will be before we have now have buy our own place. >> reporter: like many of their generation it will still be many years before they have the down payment even to enter a draw for a flat. lots more still to come here on the program. it's a great day for advocates of intimate freedom in india. and why there's only one woman candidate in the upcoming presidential election in nigeria. and find out new zealand can hold on to their hopes of winning the cricket world cup.
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the french alps with 150 people on board. the french president says there are no survivors. recovery crews have been dispatched to a remote area in the french alps but aren't expected to rife-- arrive for sometime. let's go live now to the south of france where the french interior minister is speaking. let's listen in to what he has to say. >> translator: so we have a large means along with madam the prefact -- we have also got supplementary means from the different regions. i cannot make anymore announcement announcements. we have to allow the inquiry to
determine what happened in this tragedy, what are the causes? and it is important to resist speculating until we have clear results. bearing in mind the terrible pain and sadness of the families of the victims. the chief prosecutor obviously of the french republic will also be setting in process judicial judicial . . . from what we have -- knowledge of the victims there are primarily spanish victims, but -- but -- but obviously we're still working on the total list of the victims.
the crisis unit has been mobilized to identify those victims, and therefore we need to contact the relevant authorities. once we found out about the crash, we have put in an interministerial crisis unit which the king of spain also came to visit and also the various ministers of ecology and transport. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]? >> translator: there be a judicial inquiry. we have mobilized rescue [ inaudible ] marie, we have mobilized lots of different organizations and services for the inquiry, but we have nothing to say yet. >> reporter: [ inaudible ]? >> translator: do you think
there's any chance of finding survivors? so far we have not found any. the violence of the impact gives little hope but, you know, in these kinds of situations we always try to believe until the last minute to see if we can rescue anybody. but i say the situation is such that there is little hope for survivors. >> reporter: [ speaking foreign ] ? >> translator: there is a mechanism put in place also to receive -- which has been put in place by the prefect to receive all of those familiar list of the victims who wish to come here. could you just -- can we just stop here? other members of the government
colleagues from the foreign minister and so there will be another press conference this evening. >> reporter: [ speaking foreign ] >> okay. so you are watching a live press conference in the south of france about 70 kilometers away from where the germanwings plane crashed earlier today. the french interior minister to that gentlemen's right was talking there. we know he was dispatched by president hollande this morning to go to the crash site and basically take point in the investigation. he says the inquiry has to find the cause of the crash, and it's important not to speculate about why the plane came down. he said the chief prosecutor will put in place a judicial inquiry. the victims were mainly spanish, and they were working on identifies the other members of the crash. a government crisis unit has
been put in place. they have mobilized rescue services who are now moving down to dean and where they are using those towns as springboards to get those rescue teams up into the mountains. and he confirmed that no survivors, i repeat no survivors have yet been found. the french interior minister talking there. let's take a closer look at the area of the french alps where the plane went down. this satellite image shows how remote it is. the head of the local counsel says debris is spread over 100 meters. >> reporter: at doesel dorff airport, relatives and friends have gathered to receive more information and absorb the terrible news. the flight never showed up. it was traveling from barcelona
to doesel dor f. an airbus 320 filmed on a previous flight. the french president hollande was hosting the king of spine on an official visit that has now been cut short. >> translator: we do everything in our power to understand the cause of the accident and recover all of the victims. the accident has taken place in an area that is especially difficult to access. >> reporter: germanwings is owned by luf than sa a low-cost-airline that flies mainly short hauls around europe. it has an excellent safety record. the passengers are thought to include german spanish and turkish nationals. >> translator: we are all deeply shocked and shaken the flight
of our daughter company, germanwings crashed at around 11:00 in the french alps and now our thoughts and prayers with the victims and the families and friends. >> reporter: the terrain is difficult. it will take some time to retrieve the bodies on board and to determine why flight 9525 ended in disaster. to afghanistan now where thousands of people marched through the capitol to mark injustice for a woman who was lynched by a group of people. the 27 year old was killed earlier this month after being falsely accused of burning a quran. 3,000 people took part. 18 people have been arrested and 13 police officers have been suspended as part of the investigation into the killing. india's supreme court has struck down a controversial law curtailing internet freedoms.
the law made it illegal to post content on line that is deemed offensive or menacing in character. our reporter faiz jamil has more on that story from new delhi. >> reporter: one of the largest complaints is that this law was used arbitrarily. anyone who deemed anything to be offensive on the internet could use this law to file a police complaint. and if that person happened to be someone of wealth of influence, then police would follow through with the investigation and arrest. one woman simply posted on facebook questioning why the government has to shut down another woman liked it and both were arrested by police. critics say cases like this are common. and say the law was far too vague and draconian, which the
supreme court agreed to and struck down. indians do have a lot more freedom currently to post what they want on line however, even though they don't have to worry about the legal consequences there are social and cultural consequences of posting online here. many people higher thugs or goons to threaten people. parliament will now have to write a new law for the internet, one with many hope will be more fair and less dra conia. voters will now go to the polls in nigeria this weekend. >> reporter: this woman runs a restaurant in abuja is voting in nigeria's presidential and parliamentary elections. women make up just under 50% of
registered voters but very few female candidates will be on the ballots. only a couple hundred women are running. >> the men, they will never give you chance at all. to come out, to make the rights. they will never agree any woman to come in front of them. >> reporter: despite that she plans to vote for as many female candidates as she can. it costs tons of money to run for office in nigeria. many people think a women's place is in the home and there is also the factor of violence during elections. only one woman is running for president out of 14 candidates. on sunday she took part in a televised debate with president goodluck jonathan. she is confident things can
improve. >> women themselves are proving that they are capable in other places in life. we have seen nigerian women rise to ceo's of companies, several ministers, and so why should they be kept out of -- of politics? >> reporter: but the election umpire thinks more stringent measures might have to be put in place to increase the number of women candidates. >> some people think [ inaudible ] reserve [ inaudible ] woman as is done in some other countries. [ inaudible ] election we'll keep reviewing. >> reporter: but critics say making it the law for only women to run in some office won't necessarily produce the best candidates. now tuberculosis kills
1.5 million people worldwide every year. world tb day is highlighting the nearly 3 million people who don't have access to treatment. it's more common in poor areas where people live in close quarters. south africa has the highest rate of tb where it's the leading cause of death. but thousands of south africans are developing a tb resistant to antibiotics every year. doctors without borders is now trying a new way to treat patients. >> reporter: every day this man goes to his local clinic to be monitored for progress and take his medication. he has extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, the worst kind there is because normal drugs don't work. he got his diagnosis, and was
convinced it was his death sentence. >> you feel like okay. the world now stops here because it just crashes in front of you. so the world just stops there. you are waiting for the day you are going to cough blood and then you die. >> reporter: now he has specialized care through a pilot program. this area has one of the highest incidents of drug-resist important tb in south africa. this township is home to an 2.2 million people. and people live in such close confines. the charity doctors without borders says the levels of drug resist important tuberculosis has gotten so bad, they want it declared as a public emergency. they have proven here that
community-based care is better more accessible and cheaper. >> if you are depending on a hospital system you have got only a limited number of beds. you often have long waiting lists, so people even know they have drug-resist act tb and are waiting for a bed, but can't, but there are these long waiting lists. >> reporter: 90% of parents have been able to get treatment here compared to 50% elsewhere. this has improved survival rate because patients can get diagnosis, medication and counseling close by. >> a lot of people have this perception that as soon as you don't diagnose the disease then suddenly it's a big problem. but you are most infectious when you are not on medication. >> everything sounds fine. you are doing great.
>> reporter: these patients will never get the same chance this man has had to survive. now rising seas around florida now threaten a third of the state's beaches, but trying to combat climate change in the sunshine state is difficult. >> reporter: from south florida shores christina has watched the seas change. on the surface the oceans are rising, and beneath, nature is dying. >> i cannot believe that everything is gone. >> reporter: so you are surprised at what you see today? >> absolutely. >> reporter: warmer water is killing florida's coastal reefs. she says in florida state government, the words climate change are not to be spoken. they said to you point blank, do not use those terms. >> yes. it came down to we're the
governor's agency, and we will portray the message that the governor would like us to portray? >> reporter: chris ter was an attorney for the state. >> they said if you know what is good for you, you will not use the terms climate change global warming, sea level rise or sustainability. >> reporter: and now fema has stepped in issues new gliends demanding states consider climate change when planning for disasters, or risk losing funds. >> but governor scott has repeatedly insisted there is no policy against mentioning climate change. >> first off that is untu. at our department of environmental protection. look theres lots of conversations about this issue. my goal is, instead of talking about it let's do something about it. >> reporter: like spending millions in protecting the environment and defending florida from storms. north carolina louisiana, and
tennessee have all passed laws discouraging climate change from being considered in policy and classrooms. that's dangerous in a state like florida, particularly vulnerable to rising oceans. >> they can't talk honestly about climate change, so it makes it very difficult for them to think and write documents and make proposals and plans. >> reporter: frustrated trotta left her job in december. fixing the problem became too difficult, because no one could talk about it clearly. time for another short break. when we come back we'll have all of the sport, including why sepp blatter has been having an uncomfortable day with european football bosses.
♪ welcome back now. al jazeera has been exploring the role that cartoon characters play in social commentary in countries around the world, and in bangladesh it's a wise-cracking sea urchin who has been adopted. from dhaka, our correspondent caught up with the creator. >> reporter: all it takes is a few strokes for this cartoonist. the street urchin. he was drawn to the straight-talking ways of the street children he knew during
his childhood. and recognized his potential as a social commentator. >> translator: many people have called me after a strip is released that they were thinking the exact same thing. >> reporter: he has been a huge success since he made his first appearance in 1978. he realized that a seemingly powerless street urchin could get away with saying things most people couldn't. >> translator: i used to make these cartoons for police officers. i would poke fun of their flaws and they used to really enjoy that actually. they never got angry with me. >> reporter: he got his start in comics making political cartoons in the 1960s. but his training was a fine artist, and today, galleries and collectors seek out both his strips and his paintings.
for long-term fans like this he should be considered a national treasure. >> translator: what is special about him is that his character is not only a very good humor, but also for protest against all of our society's injustice. >> reporter: these days he is focused less on cartoons and more on his paintings. densely packed compositions that reflect the chaos and bustle of bangladesh. yet, his most popular creation continues to exert a strong pull, not just for the public but for the artist himself. all right. time for the sport. andy is here. >> thanks so much darren. cricket world cup co-host new zealand are through the finals. grant elliott hitting a 6 off of the penultimate ball to claim 4 wickets. top scoring for them was 82.
some inspired fielding from the home side. this catch to remove riley. there was a quick fast 65 but south africa lost a lot of momentum when some rain came down. david miller saw them scoring 281 for 5 while new zealand was set at an adjustry target and got there just as the captain set the tone with a rapid half century. and now a key moment that win new zealand's way. elliott dropped a ball out in the deep. and it was his unbeaten 84 that got new zealand over the line. his country at least winning a world cup semifinal after seven attempts. >> i had two balls, and i knew four would do it so that was always in the back of my mind
but i think the -- the chase -- we probably lifted a little bit late to be honest and it was stressful towards the end there. [ laughter ] >> we play this game to win games of cricket, to take glory away -- home and make a difference in a -- in a nation's heart. and so we didn't do that. we didn't achieve that. and it hurts quite a bit, you know? we had our chances and we didn't take them. the second semifinal cease australia taking on defending champions india in sydney on thursday. australia are aiming for a fifth world title and recently they had the edge over india, they beat them in a test and one-day series just ahead of this world cup. >> it's obviously the biggest game i have ever played. it's huge.
it's going to be exciting. just a huge opportunity to be able to show our skills off as a team. there's no reason why we're not going to go into the game confidently, and i think we have every right to be. uefa has said they won't be backing blatter when he seeks reelection in may. he has been the head of the world games since 1998 and europe will be supporting his three rivals at the upcoming vote. blatter taking this opportunity to call for unity. >> i have to say how much the football shall be united sports shall be united when it comes to boycott because boycott has never given any results.
also michelle was voted in unopposed for third term as uefa president. he spoke of his concerns of rising incidents of hue ganism. the troubled bidding process for the 2022 winter olympics is nearing its conclusion. an inspection team has aarrived in beijing. four other cities including most recently oslo in norway have withdrawn their bid with the cost of hosting the games a primary concern for all. rio is marking 500 days until the summer olympics. last year ofc committee, vice president described the preparations as the worst ever and said the situation was critical. organizers have just released
details of 34 test represents by will held. the south korean swimmer should be able to return in time for the rio games. he tested positive for testosterone. the 25 year old was the first korean to win an olympic swimming medal. in the nba it was all about avery bradley as the celtics beat the nets on monday. brooklyn moving in front thanks to young. all about that though it was all about the celtics bradley. opening up a big lead thanks to the point guard eefs forts. bradley scoring 20 points as they beat brooklyn to end a three-game losing streak. as prerace preparations go this one is unique. knee -- the mercedes driver
running up the famous towers. completed the 2,000 steps. the german driver next taking on the twists and turns of the circuit, with the race coming up on sunday. >> amazing experience running to the top of the twin towers or one of them anyway. unreal. cross your fingers for us to have a great weekend. more on f1 and the latest from the cricket world cup at our website, aljazeera.com. we have blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world. that is it for me for now. >> andy thank you very much. stay with us here on al jazeera. there will be another full bulletin of news at the top of the hour the latest on that german plane crash and the only going recovery effort.
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