find his family killed in the quake. >> >> we begin this news hour in yemen where forth people have been killed trying to leave aden. rescue workers say the civilians were killed when houthi shells hit the boat they were traveling in. there have been more than 30 airstrikes in the north of the country. the saudi-led strikes landed in sanna and haja near the border with raid rain. we have the latest from the saudi capitol riyadh, muhammed tell us more about this incident in aden. fifty people took a boat from a district where there is a
concentration of fighting between houthis and the pro hadi resistance committee. on their way top another district of aden, to the east, a safer area in their judgment, they were attacked by the houthis, according to the reports and 40 of them were killed only 10 escaped. it's one of a series of incidents, according to reports where civilians have been killed in the fighting in discriminately and it has increased the humanitarian crisis there in the area where also the city of aden as we know is besieged in many ways by the houthis and the ali abdullah saleh loyalists and there is human organizations calling for a truce. it is a huge crisis there in
aden. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry is due there in riyadh later, likely to call for a pause in the fighting. how is that call likely to be received there? >> you know, the saudis are not against the idea of some kind of lull in the fighting in some areas, but when we look at the situation now in the latest developments as the houthis according to reports have been able to strike inside saudi arabia and inflict damage in civilian areas for the first time, it is unlikely that the saudis will accept to stop the airstrikes across yemen. they may accept to do that in some parts. they have been talking about recently about safe zones inside yemen where the humanitarian release can be brought, can be shipped there and can be stored and distributed but it is a problem, because they have to put troops on the ground to protect those distribution points. they haven't yesterday clarified
how they are going to do that in the light of the heavy fighting there and the houthis still there in the cities and many injuries of yemen. yes, they are going to discuss this tonight with john kerry who's arriving here. the americans of course are going to push for a kind of truce or stopping the airstrikes that will allow the humanitarian aid to be brought there. the saudis are going to insist probably that they are going to maintain their airstrikes or continue them at least near the border as we have seen in the last 24 hours. they are striking at the houthis in many cities there in many areas close to the border. >> many thanks, live from riyadh. >> a judge in afghanistan has sentenced four men to death for the murder of a woman who is wrongly accused of burning the koran. another eight have been sentenced to 16 years in prison. the woman was killed by a mob in
kabul. al jazeera's caroline malone reports. >> the murder trial has been closely watched in afghanistan. the trial was broadcast live on national television. 49 people, including 19 policemen were accused, four of them given the harshest punishments. >> we have sentenced each of you to capitol punishment, death. our decision on these four people is not definite. they have the right to appeal. >> she was wrongly accused of burning a a koran boot ally attacked in central kabul in march. they beat and kicked her then set her body on fire. hundreds of people watched. some people even recorded it on their phones. that evidence was used in the case. her family were in court. her brother told al jazeera that justice happen not been served. human rights activists agree saying not everyone was brought
to trial. >> the real criminals are still free. i don't believe that it was a fair and free trial. announcing the death penalty or impress sonning but letting free most of these people of a hasty decision. >> the trial has successfully convicted some people involved in mob justice against women in afghanistan. >> it has a big influence on the public perception, this case was taken very much seriously that we have lots of cases where women were publicly stoned and killed and everybody would just watch and nobody was brought to justice. >> a sign has been put up in central kabul where the attack happened and a shrine built on the river bank where she was burned. afghan women carried her coffin at the funeral breaking with tradition. thousands demonstrated in afghanistan and other parts of the world calling for justice. many were angry not only at the crime, but that it happened in public while the police were
present. 19 policemen are on trial some say they called for backup, but none came. their verdicts and possible sentences are do on sunday. >> israel's prime minister is struggling to form a new government after a former ally the prime minister withdrew his support leaving him short of a majority. netanyahu has until the end end of wednesday to present his new coalition to the president. >> israel's parliament has begun its summer session but there is as i will no government in place. prime minister benjamin netanyahu party has 30 seats but he needs the backing of another 31 member to say secure majority support in the 120 seat chamber. it's largely because of this man that netanyahu is struggling, long time ally lieberman announced earlier this week that he would not be part of the coalition, effectively taking
six seats that knelt net so desperately needed to the opposition. >> this proposed coalition does not reflect the demands of the national camp and therefore i have decided to resign as foreign minister and clearly we are not joining this coalition. >> the major reason for lieberman's desertion knelt net's decision to include the ultra orthodox religious parties and his coalition. they demanded and netanyahu granted the reinstatement of special privileges, state welfare payments to the ultra religious and exclusion from military service for military students. it is precisely these privileges that members successfully fought against in the previous government. >> in addition to the religious parties, netanyahu signed a coalition agreement with calanu and promise the the most of finance minister to its leader and former member.
this gives him 53 seats. he still needs eight to secure the majority. >> this man controls exactly eight seats. bennett heads the jewish home party comprised mainly of settlers and rewarded as extreme right wing, even in the israeli political spectrum. >> i'm well aware of his present power. as king maker he is seeking pledges from netanyahu not least the treasured position of justice minister. >> few would have seen this situation. at best now netanyahu willing have a one seat majority and a weak government, dependent on the two small ultra religious parties. al jazeera jerusalem. >> let's get a palestinian perspective on this now from a
human rights lawyer and former legal advisor to the p.l.o. she joins us now from northern israel. the home party advocates annexation of parts of occupied territory, what does that mean for palestinians? >> well, it's not just the jewish home party but all of the parties com surprising this coalition that don't believe in any form of paying rights. you've got 61 members and if you include lieberman and his party 61 members of kin net set seat members that don't believe in any rights for palestinians. the next coalition however many people end up joining the coalition, you're going to see a shift to the extreme right reflecting the positions of israelis. the vast majority of israelis
have voted for these people. they voted for parties that don't believe palestinians should have any rights to freedom and certainly not any rights inside israel as equal citizens of the state. >> netanyahu's going to have to bend to even the smallest of his coalition partners, however large or small that majority is, as you said, that surely is going to make for an unstable government and put israel further at adds with its international allies, the u.s. for instance. >> well, one would certainly hope that it would put israel at odds with its u.s. allies and international allies. the problem is that they have been given carte blanche over the course of the past six decades to do whatever it is they want to do. in particular, this prime minister has been the prime minister has pushed for the most settlement construction, even without bennett or jewish home joining the coalition. it's not just a question of
whether one party joins but the entire outlook of this government. this government does not believe in palestinian rights. netanyahu himself indicated that he doesn't believe that palestinians are entitled to their freedom. what we're going to see in this next government is pushing more and more the settlement agenda. the question i guess whether the international community is going to do anything about it. i'm afraid to say that we aren't going to see the international community step forward and sanction israel as they should be. >> let's suppose that netanyahu fails to form a coalition by mid night wednesday night unlikely given that he's a shrewd political operator, but under israeli law the president can assign the task of forel a government to another legislature, isaac herzog perhaps, the most likely candidate. coalition pact between them would ensure a much more broad government wouldn't it? that would be better as far as
the palestinian cause is concerned. >> no, not at all. i mean, it's important to keep in mind while herzog i also not netanyahu, he's not voted in favor of ending settlement construction expansion. he supported the attack on the gaza strip. he continues to support the denial of palestinian rights. he supported demolition of palestinian homes so while he may look a little bit better and believes in negotiations with palestinians the outcome is very much the same. these are all leaders who believe in the denial of palestinian rights. for the international community certainly looks and sounds better but for palestinians on the ground, it's going to be the exact same. >> good to talk to you many thanks indeed. >> the earthquake in nepal is known to have killed more than 7,600 people and injured nearly 14.5000. the effects are felt around the world especially among nepal workers overseas.
2 million of them work in the middle east. one man returned home to scenes of devastation and personal loss. >> less than three months after arriving in qatar his world has come crashing down. when the massive earthquake shook nepal his house collapsed, burying his 2-year-old daughter with it. it's a homecoming that he never imagined. >> the image of my daughter running and playing is in my mind. i have to fight the pain of not having her anymore and on the other dealing with the loss of a home. it's two and a half months since i left. i've not even started paying my loans. >> from a village in nepal thousands of men have been working in the middle east and malaysia most at laborers. his construction company has
given him one month's lead and a ticket home. when he returns, he will have to pay them back. the loss of work time and the 24% on his loan are weighing him down. after six hours he finally reaches his village. almost all its houses have been reduced to rubble. this is his older daughter, 4-year-old rosy. these are his family, father, mother wife and sisters. >> the 2-year-old was sleeping around here when the earth quake happened and her grandmother was the only one around. it took almost two hours for everyone to gather to dig out the baby and by the time they took her to the hospital, they pronounced her dead. >> his wife was with her older daughter washing clothes in a
river bed when the earthquake hit. she can't bring herself to say that her dear is dead. she just keeps saying she's sleeping. >> i don't know how i made it back home. when i got back, my daughter was in the field sleeping. it rained all day. we waited with her in the rain. in the evening they took her away. >> but even during this grief she knows she has to be practical. >> we have to go back, she says. they have crippling loans. he has to earn and she says she'll take care of the house. >> but he is concerned. >> what if the company does not call me back? my home is in ruins. i won't be able to go anywhere else to work. what will i do? >> he has taken these pictures to him with qatar. now they are the only ones the family has. once he goes back to work, he
says he will send enough money to rebuild his house but he said no amount of money will if i am the voidness heart. al jazeera nepal. >> the germanwings co pilot accused of deliberately crashing a plane into the french alps rehearsed the maneuver on a previous flight, saying he tried the move on the flight from düsseldorf to barcelona. all 150 onboard the return flight died when it crashed in march. >> still to come here on the al jazeera news hour: >> i'm jennifer glasse in a camp for displaced afghans in kabul. some of the 850,000 people displaced by the war in afghanistan, and that number will continue to grow. >> concealed in the jungles of thailand police try to root out
human traffickings organizations. >> making a return top barcelona, the details in around 30 minutes in sport. sport. >> there are now 38 million people who have been forcibly displaced within their own countries. the norwegian refugee council released its annual report showing a 15% increase last year. that's a figure distinct from refugees forced to leave their countries. 11 million people were nearly displaced. that's 30,000 every day 60% of those are in five countries. iraq south sudan syria the democratic republic of congo and nigeria. europe saw large numbers of displaced people, nearly 650,000 were additional placed by the war in ukraine but it was iraqi
civilians suffering the most with at least 2.2 million people forced from their homes. >> al jazeera has more now from a camp for displaced people in iraq's capitol baghdad. >> you can see the conditions that people have to endure in this camp. now according to the u.n., there's at least 140,000 anbar residents that fled the recent fighting there and wound up in places like baghdad and other areas. what the report doesn't get into is the fear that a lot of people are feeling here. there are some in iraqi government who accuse anbar residents of being isil fighters coming in to mount attacks. there have been revenge attacks against anbar residents. we've seen eight bodies in the last two weeks alone in the streets of baghdad. also across social immediately i can't, there has been a huge fear that anbar residents are attacking shia residents in baghdad. if you speak to people here, if you get their stories they'll
tell you that no matter how much help they are getting from the government no matter how much help they are getting from international aid agencies, they will be back at home living in peace. >> in afghanistan nearly 1 million people have been forced from their homes as we report from kabul that number is expected to rise. >> coming to kabul six years ago, brutal fighting between the taliban and nato forces forced him out of his village. >> at least we are safer here. there is no fighting. it is calm here, no one will bomb us, but life is very hard here. >> he says there isn't enough work to earn enough to feed his family a common problem in this camp on the edge of the capitol. most here thought this would be a temporary stop like this man who has been here five years. >> i didn't think we would be here for long.
i thought for a month or two. we hoped our village would be peaceful so we could go back. now we don't even think about going home. >> there's no school. most children are i illiterate and for many, this is the only home they have ever known. >> the united nation said 850,000 afghans are displaced because of war and if fighting continues, more will flee this year. >> this woman her four daughters and two sons fled with only what they were wearing. she said the fighting in southern afghanistan made it too dangerous to stay. about the same time in northern afghanistan, hundreds of calendar ban fighters launched an offensive fighting thousands of afghan soldiers and police. the civilians are caught in the middle. >> our entire village is falling into the hands of the taliban. our houses have been burned and destroyed. >> 10,500 families have left their homes in a matter of
weeks. there are no displaced camps in the city so people moved in with relatives and friends some 20 to a room. no aid has arrived yet. the united nations anticipates as many as 150,000 more afghans will become additional placed in their own country this year. where there's conflict, one official said, there's displacement. jennifer glasse, al jazeera kabul. >> back to iraq which has sent reinforcements to the baiji oil refinery trying to retake the facility for months. it's on the road to isil stronghold of mosul. if government forces hope to retake iraq's second largest city they must also secure baiji. funding has come from selling oil on the black market and pagey is the biggest refinery in iraq. the government wants that oil too, but there isn't as much much to as there once was.
buildings and pipelines have been damaged cutting the amount the refinery can reduce. people needle the refinery for gasoline and cooking oil, also providing fuel for the nearby power company. it has become a symbolic target for both sides. the biggest problem isn't seizing it, it's holding on to it. let's talk to the senior vice president for the security and intelligence in doha. why is an oil refinery so hard to hold on to? >> first you're talking about a very large city. isil has made good use of terrain there so when the iraqi forces attempt to advance snipers are causing a significant number of casualties. >> when you say it's big give
us a rough idea of how big we are talking about here for nobody who has ever seen an oil refinery. these things are huge, aren't they? >> if you look at the city, you are talking about 200,000 people living there. it is large. it's a key economic and industrial center, one of the large evident power plants in the country, as well. >> it's sustained a lot of damage in the fighting. >> it has. they are careful not to destroy the facility. they can use the high terrain to with snipers to stop the approach. >> they were forced out the iraqi government is holding on to it in the moment. >> this is going back and forth going back to last summer, isil is there pushed back, come back even continually today are there in some force. it is debatable depending what
source you are looking at. by some source last night, it is 80%. >> how does isil get the oil out of it and make money from that oil? who is buying it? >> first of all getting out that oil being extracted, it is being purchased on the black market. the key is the large have the refinery in iraq. they need them for their vehicles and heating. >> isil no longer has control of that refinery, it's in the hands of iraqi early. does isil have the expertise to maintain it? you can't just go into a refinery switch it on and out comes the oil. you need technical expertise to run it. >> they do not have that.
they lost that last summer, the people who knew how to run those facilities left, so it's a primitive method, effective be, but not as effective as having the technical experts there. >> fascinating. i've learned a lot many thanks indeed. >> you're welcome. >> six more bodies have been found buried in a thai jungle, suspected of being muslims and were discovered near another mass grave. it's thought 60,000 people from the percent cute minority have left myanmar in the last months. some end up in cramps in thailand run by human traffickers. >> it's at the end of thailand meeting malaysia, rugged, raw and beautiful but these jungles hide something more sinister, camps run by human traffickers holding ethnic muslims from myanmar plooking for a better
life. a mass grave was found at a camp that held hundreds. this 19-year-old is from the heartland. he spent four and a half months in camps he said he saw two dozen people die. he escaped and has been living in a nearby mosque for eight months. >> people were killed by beatings. i saw him die helped wash and did youry the bodies. i even performed islamic burialles in the hills. >> the result is a scene that has played out to numerous people calls for the families to pay poor money to the traffickers. >> if you don't pay you can't pay, you are subject toe beatings, you are subject to deprivation of food and water. >> thai authorities put 100 police in the jungles to find the camps. >> this patrol, this is an area
they came across in the morning and they believe that just several hours before that, it was opened by traffickers and some of those they brought with them. they are destroying material here. that way the traffickers can't come back and use these supplies. they'll continue in this area of operation very close to the makes border. they'll continue deeper into the jungle and continue the search operation to find anymore camps. >> the national police announce that had two local officials were arrested and some police reassigned. they launched a command center for the anti trafficking operation. >> the situation is considered a crisis in thailand. >> it might be a bit late for this round of the crisis. as they continue their jungle patrols, some feel that they'll only find more evidence of the
traffickers, not the muslims or traffickers themselves. it's easy for them toll slim controls the border and out of reach. >> two big storms on opposite sides of the pacific right now here to tell us more about them is meteorologist richard. >> there are a couple of major storm systems to consider. the first one has been incubating slowly. it's going to continue to be slow but has wound itself up now into a typhoon which is going to run close to the northern part of lausanne. let's take it when it's at its closest. the typhoon comes closest to the east coast of lausanne on saturday. at that stage it's about away category one maybe increase to go two with sustained winds.
it may skirt and the rain will be a major factor. for the next couple of days, monitoring its progress, most commuter models are in agreement of it not going over land. on the other side of the pacific, across cuba, we've had rain reported for days and days, heavy rain across the bahamas too. you've seen very big seas, four-meter waves onshore. ten-meter waves offshore, storms in the pacific and looks like stormy weather there will continue. >> thank you for approaching the midway point on the news hour. still to go on the program fleeing war and poverty migrant women make their way to libya but their journey could end there. we'll tell you why. >> just a day away now. we'll look closer at the top
shell the saudi border town nest of yemen. >> an afghan judge sentenced four men to death for killing a woman accused of burning of koran. another eight have been sentenced to 16 years. dozens more are still on trial awaiting sentencing. >> israel's prime minister is struggling to form a new government after a former ally foreign minister withdrew his support and left him short of a majority. benjamin netanyahu has in my the end of today to present his coalition to the government. >> rebels in syria say they have taken control of areas in the damascus countryside near the syrian lebanese border. the leader of hezbollah said they will begin an offensive in the mountainous region. >> coalition of rebels said it's taken more areas from government
forces and we see blah fighters near the syrian-lebanese border. the lebanese armed group hezbollah which supports president assad denies rebels are gaining ground. its leader said an operation in the region is coming. >> when this operation begins, it will impose itself on the media and everyone will know it started. with regard to goals limitations and where it's heading, that will be left for the right time. we will not declare it now. >> an alliance of fighters has been exerting more control in recent months. on tuesday al-nusra released a video of seven lebanese soldiers it captured. the captive soldiers warn lebanon will pay the price if
action is taken. inside syria government aircraft target rebel held areas in holmes. the government denies the use of barrel bombs. activists have posted thousands of videos like these all over syria showing helicopters dropping these bombs. human rights groups say since last year, 3,000 civilians were killed amounting to a 99% civilian casualty rate. >> the problem is sometimes that barrel bomb attacks hit the same place in so-called double tap strikes where there's a barrel bomb attack and a second 15-30 minutes later which kills those who are trying to rescue those killed in the first attack. >> this video reportedly from hanna shows a whole family killed.
activists say these blankets are used to collect scattered body parts. as tension rises on the lebanese border civilians in nearby areas again will be hit the hard hardest. >> the u.n. has been able to get help to palestinian families driven out of the yarmouk refugee camp. they had been unable to reach the area. fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant overrap the camp in april. the u.n. said it's a welcome break through but 18,000 people remain in the area and they they are in desperate need of help. let's speak to unicef's spokesperson by skype from amman in jordan. good to have you with us.
you haven't been able to get into the camp itself, just nearby. >> we don't have any access to the camp its but what we did yesterday was significant in the sense that we were able to reach this area and deliver aid not only to palestinian families, but also to syrian families who are in need. it was important because we were not able to reach this area for more than two years. >> what sort of aid were you able to deliver? >> unicef was able to provide support a the u.n. agency inside syria. we sent three trucks. they had diapers for children, hygiene kits, and they may sound very very basic the stuff we send but they could be life saving for those people who have been stuck for more than two years. >> you were able to do this over a couple of days.
>> yes. three times we were able a send aid. the question is is that enough? no it's not at all enough. we need to do so much more of these convoys to reach children beyond the lines of conflict. right now, we are talking about more than 2 million children, syrian children inside the country that we are not able to reach on a regular base. >> so what you've done so far has been a drop in the ocean really. what sort of cooperation are you getting from the syrian government and various rebel groups that are operating on the ground. >> we have constantly negotiations to all parties of the conflict, the delivery of basic humanitarian aid to children who have been affected by the violence has become a bit of an ordeal throughout the united nations. that's why we welcome any opening, any window of opportunity that allows us to
deliver even the basics. we need more and more. >> another 320 rescued migrants were brought ashore wednesday in the sicilian port, rescued two days ago in two separate incidents by an icelandic coast guard vessel. one vessel was in trouble off the coast the other near the italian island. the libyan coast guard brought 120 migrants trying to reach europe back to shore. over the past three days, 620 people have been plucked from the sea off the coast of libya. thousands of people risk their lives trying to cross the mediterranean. it's often single women who face the most hardship. we melt with some who have made it as far as libya itself.
she asked about their hopes for the future. >> they didn't know eacher before and know they are living together. this is the only space available for women at the detention center in misrata. outside, hundreds of men are roaming the corridor. the days are long. there's nothing much for them to do other than think about their lives. >> it's very difficult. >> 17 years old she set or for mogadishu with her younger sister. >> i decided i needed everything and they killed my father, i don't know where my mother is. then i have to live better life. >> the women have crossed several borders often without any travel document and little money. their last leg was through the sahara desert. most of them, hidden in the back of a truck like this one often hidden under bales was hay. some were robbed, others raped.
exhaustion is etched on some faces. this woman traveled with her two children from niger. she just arrived but won't talk to us. at 16 years old she plains what they've been through. >> we don't eat anything in two weeks. two weeks only water not food. that's difficult. they beat us sometimes. they think we are animals. we are not people. >> the women here have different reasons for their other deals. for some, it's getting an education and feeling safe. >> i want to study and be a doctor but it won't come through. i'm 15 and don't know the alphabet. where should i stay? there is no place for me in this world. wherever i go, there's war. i always think time has gone by and i still haven't gone to school. now i'm in prison. >> these women don't know where they are but perhaps the most difficult part is not knowing
how long we'll be held in this room. >> many complain they haven't been able to speak to their family for days or weeks. they worry no one knows where they are. >> we need to go. every people here have problem every people have child. every people have problem. >> the migrant women here face enormous problems but are resilient. they will crib to wander, looking for safety, wherever it may be. al jazeera misrata. >> military threats against tehran may compromise nuclear talks boarding to iran's supreme leader. he said recent threats made by u.s. officials were unacceptable. he gave no further details also total nature of those threats. negotiations seeking a definitive deal on iran's nuclear program will resume next
week in vienna. world powers have until june 30 to reach a final deal. >> there are just hours of campaigning left before britons elect a new government. it is set to be the closest race in years no single party expected to win outright because of the growing influence of smaller players. nail barker takes a closer look now at the leaders of knows pivotal parties. >> it's the most unpredictable election in a generation. we're entering an era of five party politics. when david cameron became prime minister five years ago, he was the youngest british leader in 200 years. he took over a country struggling with the effects of the global financial crisis and responded with billions of dollars worth of spending cuts. he hopes improvemention to the u.k. economy will be his trump card on election day.
not to mention moves to shed the conservatives image as the party of privilege even while it's been difficult to shake off his own wealthy roots. he faces the labor party said he had milliband who's parents came to paris as jewish refugees from the nazis. >> only when working people succeed does britain succeed. >> plans to increase taxes on big companies have worried business leaders. >> figures outside the traditional mainstream have been shaking up british politics and influencing voters in wails inconceivable a few years ago. >> he's been a thorn in the side of european politics for more than a decade, blasting britain's political union with the rest of the continent. he wants a seat in parliament. want former city trader gained
ground with two key policies, leaving the e.u. and cutting immigration. then there's nicholas sturgeon, the new leader of the scottish national party and first minister of the scottish government committed to ending austerity and the u.k.'s try dent nuclear weapons program. >> a stronger voice for scotland. >> they are expected to win the vast majority of scott land's seats. it could be this man who the conservatives or labor could turn to to help former coalition if no single party wins the majority. despite plummeting support he may still have a crucial role to play. as the battle for control of britons parliament enters the final strait, it remains very much a multi-party race. al jazeera london. >> in brazil, a former treat pro brass executive blamed what he
calls bad politicians for a corruption scandal at state oil company. he made the accusations in a parliamentary inquiry. prosecutors are investigating self members of the former and current government for any wrongdoing. it was costa's testimony to help uncover corruption. >> this happened because of the attitudes of bad politicians petro bass didn't in vet cartels. it wasn't the director that invented it nor the company that should pay for the politicians. the problem was heat in brasilia a request for the president's campaign, yes. >> just ahead we'll tell you why this mascot was a little too merry to do his job. details straight ahead in sport.
>> time now for sport. here's jo. >> we start in europe where they have the upper hand against real madrid after a 2-1 win on tuesday. italians haven't reached the finals since 2003 but former real madrid player gave them the lead after just eight minutes. the equalizer for real came midway through the first half. rinaldo headed in his 54th 54th goal of the season. gaining the lead in the second
half brought down w.2-1 after the first leg. >> on wednesday barcelona faces munich. he won 14 trophies. munich have won five european titles and hope to play for six if they can get past barcelona. he will play with a mask after breaking his jaw and cheekbone. he will make his return to barcelona, the club he joined as a 13-year-old and where he spent 22 years as player and then macer. despite his history he denied having split loyalties ahead of wednesday's game. >> down the you doubt it, i want to win. i want to win. barcelona played an important role in my life.
it was everything to me, but i'm here to win. we prepared during all these days and weeks to display our best here. we've won the league title and will be very happy if we score. i can't tell how i'll permanently react if i score here. >> accusing football's governing body fifa of supporting what he calls the faff i can't. fifa has given indonesia until the 29 road of may to sox the crisis or face the ban. >> time is running out for indonesia football. frustration among supporters is rising. during this protest they ask the president to. >>er vein. this year's football season has been canceled because of a conflict between the government and the national football association. fifa says the government violated its regulations when it
suspended the football association. now it's threatening to suspend indonesia and ban the country from international tournament. the minister of sports is defiant. >> if fifa really wants to know what is going on, they should open their eyes. don't just listen to one party. they have to come here and see the things they are actually supporting. the monkey business going on in football the gambling that still is dominating the sport. >> the minister says he suspended the crimean football association after it failed to exclude two football clubs from competition after tax issues, accusing the association of not cleaning up its business, something the association denies. >> some group of people, small group of people, they are trying to corrupt the football, but we fight against them.
we have contract with the one that a.f.c. also used to fight against this match fixing cases. >> in its letter, offensive is a urging the government to solve the conflict. indonesia barely escaped fifa sanctions two years ago when it had two competing national leagues. so far the minister of sports has refused to meet the football association to discuss the crisis. instead, he's putting together a transitional team to oversee competition outside of fifa competition, something that will almost definitely lead to sanctions. >> here at the palace, it shows how angry and fed up they are with the on going crisis in football. now the whole competition has been canceled. >> this will be difficult not just for the millions of football supporters, but also
the players who are facing an uncertain future. al jazeera jakarta. >> manny pacquiao's lawyers said he will ask a judge to dismiss what he described as a frivolous lawsuit against the boxer following his fight against flight mayweather, jr. he's been sued for up to $5 million in damages by two fans who paid poor ticket or pay per view showings, saying they were defrauded because he failed to reveal an injury. he didn't tell organizers of his shoulder injury until just before he went into the ring in las vegas. he could be punished with a fine or suspension by the nevada athletic commission. >> in the nba playoffs, the atlanta hawks won game two of the eastern semi conference finals. they may have the most valuable player but lost to the memphis
grizzlies on tuesday. before the match, seth curry was presented with the m.v.p. trophy. it wasn't long before he proved his worth on the court sinking a three-pointer early on. memphis dominate for the majority of the game and came out on top winning 97-90. the series is level at 1-1. >> in the nhl chicago blackhawks on the brink of clinking the western conference final. 1-0 on tuesday with a goal from patrick kane. they have a 3-0 lead in the best of seven series. game four takes place on thursday with blackhawks one win away from reaching the last four. >> the calgary flames hold off the on home ducks but left it to overtime when backlund sealed that you are 4-3 win. >> the roll of a sparing mascot is to entertain the fans waiting for their team to play, but this
mascot went a built too far entertaining himself on his birthday. the mascot struggled to stay on his feet and had to be escorted away by security. an ambulance staff appeared when he tried to sleep it off in the middle of the pitch. >> thank you very much indeed. follow that. i don't know, it's been almost 120 years since the first movie screening at the region street cinema in lon deny. after a multi-million dollars restoration project the film real estate will be rolling once again, as jonah hull reports. >> welcome back to a by gone age of cinema. this is london's regent street cinema set to reopen after a multi-million dollars refit.
it was here in 1896 that the brothers showcased their famous 16 mat graph at the start of its world tour. >> i imagine people might have been quite scared and i mean, it must have been extraordinary just the darkness and then something moving toward you. i think it must have been just, you know, dream like and sort of beautiful and extraordinary like, you know, a spectacle circus type of feeling. >> it will show everything from silent film to restored classics and modern art house this old building giving new audiences just a taste of how it might have felt to see that first moving image. >> it's very theaterrical, amount magical i think and to know that we're reopening a cinema where the first film was screened to 54 people who were just normal every day people,
and to have that history behind us is extraordinary. >> within months of getting its first outing here, it was being used to film the coronation that was the second in moscow. so much it was a the news industry went on to really bring cinema to life. >> in the films shown at that time, it was being able to see news from abroad that brought people back to the cinema. >> it hosted not only the first moving image but first x rated film. now dubbed the birth place of british cinema, it is being given new life. >> that will do it for this particular news hour. stand by. i'll be back with today's top stories in just a few moments.