the news continues next live from doha. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ and this is the al jazeera news hour with me david foster coming to you live from london. these are some of the stories we'll be looking at in detail in the next 60 minutes. saudi arabia warning civilians to leave a northern province of yemen as it sets a new deadline for a wave of air strikes. david cameron defies the polls to win a second term as britain's prime minister as three main rivals resign.
inside south africas gang culture, we talk to gang members who say there is no way out of poverty. and the bird flu crisis is sitting one u.s. state. why millions of animals are being destroyed. ♪ the saudi-lead coalitions launched a new wave of air strikes on yemen, targeting the strong hole of sa'dah in the north. and they have dropped leaf lets saying they have until sundown to get out. here is hashem ahelbarra with the very latest. >> reporter: hours after offering a five-day humanitarian
ceasefire in yemen, the saudi-lead coalition has launched more air strikes against the houthis. saudi army officers say the decision was in response to houthi shelling of saudi villages. >> translator: now the equation has changed. we will target those who carried out the attacks against our people their bases, the cities where houthi military are operating. it will go after all of the houthi commanders. >> reporter: these are some of the areas that were hit in sa'dah the power base of the houthis in northern yemen. the -- saudi-lead coalition said it destroyed command and communication centers. the coalition dropped leaflets urging people to stay away from sa'dah's old city. fighting is continuing across the country. here on the streets of aden in
the south, forces loyal to president hadi have been fighting for weeks to push the rebels out. but the houthis, backed by soldiers who support former president saleh insist they still have the upper hand. but in the central province of mar ib, the violence continues, these fighters are denying houthis to vital oil and gas installations. tribesmen loyal to president hadi are now in control of the international airport along yemen's eastern coast, but the rest of the area has fallen to al-qaeda recently. six weeks of fighting have left yemen in tatters. hundreds have been killed and thousands of families have been
displaced or had to flee the country. yemen's humanitarian situation gets worse every day. in the capitol, people send hours queueing for drinking water. the city is rationing water food and fuel. >> translator: there is no cooking oil or electricity. transportation in sana'a is almost non-existent. >> reporter: the international community is calling for a ceasefire across the country so that aid can reach millions of people but delivering it may not be possible. >> hashem spent months over the course of the last few years reporting for us from yemen. we will go to him live now in doha to get an assessment of the situation. when the coalition says you have
got until about an hour from now to get out, we're talking about major centers of population in the north. is this feasible? where would they go? >> yes, david this is something that is definitely going to create more problems for the local population. you are talking about communities in the city of sa'dah but also communities scattered on the outskirts. this is one of the biggest regions in yemen. i remember going to that place in 2011, and it's one of the most underdeveloped regions in yemen. it is going to take hours and hours for people to get the message and then make a decision about whether or not they will leave. so i think this is a situation that would put thousands of civilians at huge risks. >> it's also going to encourage panic, is it not, because if you don't know where the next bomb is going to fall you could be
walking into the path of another air strike. >> reporter: absolutely particularly after the saudis said that the -- the whole of sa'dah province is going to be considered a military target as of 7:00 pm local time which is in about one hour from now. basically we have seen the saudis targeting areas in the mountains on the outskirts of sa'dah, in the old quarter, and the city of sa'dah. i think that most of the local population hasn't heard of the warning issued by the saudis. the top leaders of the houthis going to let the population leave? that remains to be seen so it's going to create chaos in the city of sa'dah for the civilians there. >> hashem thanks very much indeed. this is paris, we understand the
secretary of state of the u.s. has been meeting with foreign ministers. we're expecting the two senior diplomats to give us a statement pretty soon presumably about what is about to happen in yemen. we'll be back to take that live here on al jazeera. thousands of people have taken to the streets of tehran protesting about these air strikes by the saudi-lead coalition in yemen. the protesters were showing their solidarity with the yemen people. iran has repeatedly called for a halt to those saudi air strikes. well to the u.k. election now where david cameron's defied the opinion polls to win a second term as the country's prime minister. in fact he has actually strengthened his position by
winning an effective majority. the leaders of three rival parties have all quit today. his party has taken 331 seats. the labor party 322. largely because the scottish national party has all by wiped labor out in scotland taking 56 out of 59 possible seats there. liberal democrats had been in coalition with the conservative party before may 7th, they have had a disastrous night. eight seats only remaining for them. down by 46. ♪ >> reporter: david cameron still in downing street and still prime minister. his conservative party confounded every single one of the polls and won a small majority. that allowed him to tell the
queen he can now form a government. an election that was supposed to involve weeks of negotiations ended up over by lunchtime. >> as i said in the small hours of this morning, we will govern as a party of one makes, one united kingdom. in that means ensuring this recovery eaches all parts of our country, from north to south, from east to west. [ applause ] >> reporter: it was primarily a disaster for the main labor party, and its leader. a near wipeout in scotland. the labor party searches for a new leader now. >> britain needs a strong labor party. britain needs a labor party that can rebuild so we have a government that stands up for working people again. and now it's time for season else to take forward the leadership of this party. >> reporter: the liberal democrats were also decimated.
its leader kept his seat but he too resigned as leader. nor did the independent party break through. they got a lot of votes, but only one seat its leader failed to get elected and so he became the third-party leader to go. >> i know that e.u. and the media are used to party leaders making endless promises that they don't keep. but i don't break my word so i shall be writing to the national executive in a few minutes, saying i am standing down as leader. >> reporter: not in their wildest dreams could the kov party have imagined things would turn out quite that well for them. not only do they have a mandate, they have effectively neutralized all of their political threats in england. for the labor party and the liberal democrats that means months if not years of
regrouping. and for the independent party, they only have one mp and most people in the streets wouldn't even recognize him. the polling organization got it right for the prediction of scotland. the scottish nationalists won all but three seats. all of the talk in westminster is that the prize will be full control over their finances as the conservatives try to stop another push for independence from the u.k. so the british political map has new fault lines, new political forces replacing old ones. david cameron says he wants to forge one nation but with england supporting right-wing politics and scotland the opposite it appears a most dis-united kingdom. >> barbara sarah is at westminster. you have seem to have been there for about the last 36 hours with the mother of all parliaments
right behind you. on the face of it we have here a man who should be extremely happy, probably relieved but he has problems. scotland lawrence talked about fault lines. there was a referendum last year on independence. those who wanted it didn't get it. why is that now resurfacing. >> reporter: well obviously the leader of the party did say this wasn't necessarily just about having another referendum this is about representing the views of the people in scotland and david cameron has made it clear in his speech that he is here to event everyone in the u.k. including scotland. scotland a huge defeat for the labor party, and a relief for david cameron on the whole, he as as you mentioned won a solid majority more than a majority
that anyone else would have expected. all of the leaders have resigned and i guess relief as well david for the millions of people who no matter what they may have told the opinion polls, when it actually came to voting and them being in the polling booths ultimately ended up voting for continuity. >> and they feel one up with when david cameron came to power, the country was facing a major crisis. there was that letter left behind saying there is no money. and it came down to this in then did it not? people trusted the fact that the british economy seemed to be improving, that their lives seemed to be improving with it? >> yes, david, the u.k. has just come out of recession, whereas in the european countries -- the european neighbors, and obviously the u.k. isn't the
euro zone perhaps it is not like for like there have been more troubles there. and they will tell you the economy is recovering. david cameron even though he managed to win a majority he had a stronger majority in 2010. whereas now he has a majority that is only a handful of members of cabinet. compared to what tony blair enjoyed back in 1997. 101 seats. david cameron only has a majority of handful of members of parliament. so it will be interesting to see how he handles this over the next few years. there are other smaller parties that he could have deals with on a case by case basis, but i think he is going to have to be quite careful and make sure they
are on side on a variety of issues. >> hey, we'll see you later on. barbara touching on the political landscape in scotland radically altered, and as barnaby phillips reports it is now the third largest force in british politics. [ applause ] >> reporter: she is now the most powerful woman in british politics. she had lead the scottish national party to an astounding victory. all but sweeping the labor party out of scotland. >> it is not something that happened overnight or even just since the referendum. labor has been losing the trust of the people of scotland for many years. but what we're seeing today is scotland putting its trust in the snp to standing up for scotland in westminster, and be a voice of more aggressive
politics and that's what we intend to do. >> reporter: a succession of leaders lost their seats. for some in the party which has such deep roots in scotland these past 100 years, there was gallows humor. >> i can't explain it. it's not an easy one to explain. as far as i can make out, the scottish public which for decades were happy to support a labor party that strongly supported nationally. and independence now believe that independence is the most important priority. >> reporter: so are we now bound to see another referendum on whether scotland should leave the united kingdom. >> i think it became more likely today as a result of the election. i don't think the appetite of the party is to have an
immediate referendum in the near future. >> reporter: even in his moment of triumph, david cameron will know he has to listen to the voices after this result. he'll have to accommodate their desires for more power to be given to scotland otherwise he runs the risk of going down in history as the last-ever prime minister of the united king doll. these statutes commemorate a shared shared history. after this election england and scotland feel like two very different countries. now let's go on to the european implications for conservative win in the united kingdom. charlie angela joining me now live from brussels. david cameron has said he will
hold an in-out referendum on the u.k.'s membership of the european union. what are they saying now where you are? >> reporter: well reaction here has been a little bit muted. we heard from the spokesman of the european commission who said that its president was planning on calling david cameron up and formally congratulating him. he said he was looking forward to working constructively with him and give the u.k. a fair deal. we also heard from the head of the european council, who said he hopes cameron will make the argument to stay in the european union. there has been an invitation from the french president, but so far no word from germany from the chancellor. she will be a kiki partner and player in any negotiation, but
the feeling here is that these european leaders are not really relishes two years of negotiation that is really going to put this union under scrutiny. >> cameron might be able to sell it more easily if he gets some concession from the european union. is there likely to be any slippage on the obstinancesy? >> the point that leaders are taking here is they don't know exactly what david cameron wants. he hasn't defined what his demands for reform will be. once he has done that then they'll look for wiggle room. but john claude through his spokesman today said that one of the main points that they will
not negotiate on are those freedoms that this single market was founded on. the freedom of movement the freedom of currencies and the freedom of goods and services. that freedom of movement is one that cameron has been discussing. he wants to make sure that people are not moving through the union looking for welfare, but are loving through the union looking for work. germany has shared that concern, but said they are unwilling to make concessions on any treaty provisions. so be prepared for some sticking points there. >> thank you. thank you very much. still ahead on this news hour, the gangs running the drugs trade in one of south africa's biggest cities. we have an exclusive report. also not enough. how nep -- nepalese are being left to fend for themselves.
plus -- >> has this detracted from your joy of winning the super bowl? >> absolutely not. [ cheers ] >> reporter: the super bowl winning quarterback, tom brady, [ inaudible ] after he and his team are accused of cheating. more on that in the sport. ♪ hundreds of bodies are still inside a shipwreck off of the libyan coast in -- shipwreck in which about 800 migrants died. the italian navy has released underwater footage of the wreck which went down last month. it is thought that many were trapped in the hull of the ship when it went down. steph decker joining us live from italy. this is a horrific recovery. in many ways they are going to find it more difficult to bring this to the surface with the
bodies than many of the other things that they have had to do. >> that's right. and the prosecutor who gave us the details about what they found, which included hundreds of bodies still inside the ship and that's why we is trying to find out the details of the doors. one door seemed to be open but they believe another door was locked shut which meant that these migrants would have stood absolutely no chance of getting out of the hull once the ship capsized and went down. this is also the story that survivors have been telling investigators that people were locked into that ship. so an absolutely horrendous situation. we're awaiting the arrival of some of those navy ships here. they will be bringing back the details of what this robot found. and investigators will be keen to go through that information. the prosecutor did stress he didn't want to pull the boat out
of the water. however, we just heard from the italian prime minister. he said that italy would do everything to recover the bodies of those who died. so no details how that will happen but certainly an extremely terrible situation, how to deal with it and what to do next. >> yeah horrible. thank you. steph decker in italy for us in augusta. the murder rate in most parts of south africa is slowing down aside from the city of cape town. largely many say the battles between drug gangs territory is the problem. in an exclusive, sue has been in to cape flats to talk to the leader of one of those drugs gangs. >> reporter: 11:00 at night in lavender hill smoking crystal meth in a portable toilet.
these are members of one of the gangs running the drug trade. rowland is a gang leader. >> the young boys they are dreaming. and the dream is to become a drug dealer they don't have money to go to college, they don't have the boyfriend in prison there's no food at home now they take the drug to escape. >> reporter: but there is a price. nicole was hit by a spray bullet in a gun fight. >> everywhere drug dealers, everywhere shootings. you can ask the kids here [ inaudible ] shoot any time. >> [ inaudible ] especially when you see a shooting somebody can
get killed very quickly. >> reporter: you can get killed by just witnessing it. >> yeah. yeah. >> reporter: the gang leader believes the government doesn't care about the mixed race or colored communities as they skal themselves, and have allowed their neighborhood to become a ghetto. >> when apartheid was here the government was here but us the colored, that's a different day, because [ inaudible ] models in our place, they took the gangsters for their own models. they call the place lavender hill but i call it the maximum security prison. i see the wardens come to power -- >> reporter: the cape flats has the drug dealers that put the food on the table.
and the police are as complicit as the drug dealers themselves. >> they are able to corrupt public officials, including law enforcement agencies to either turn a blind eye or to be actually complicit. criminals are able to avoid law enforcement by making sure that [ inaudible ] disappear, or witnesses are interfered with or in cases even eliminated. >> reporter: he says the way to stop the spiral is by strengthening the family unit. and this gang leader agrees. >> i want to make the choice to change people's lives. and i hope wherever you are, will listen when i'm talking. help me when i need help. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the murder rate
across the rest of south africa is decreasing. in the cape flats it is rising as the young men fight for territory and drug profits. many have never left the flats. many won't make it to adulthood. still ahead on this news hour ambassadors from norway and the philippines among the dead as a helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries crashes in the north of pakistan. ♪ and the musicians in the philippines hoping that a new law will have fans at home singing to a different tune. in sport, the baseball star alex rodriguez sets a new record for the yankees. but some aren't willing to celebrate. we'll tell you why. ♪
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targets in retaliation for rebel attacks on saudi territory. leaflets have been dropped in the northern provinsz of sa'dah warning people to leave their homes before a renewed campaign starts in less than 60 minute's time. david cameron has won a second term as gaining a narrow majority in the count tremendous's parliament. he promised to deliver on his election pledge which includes an in-out referendum on the u.k. membership in the european union. and the italian navy still trying to recover the bodies from this boat. it has been described as the worst-ever migrant boat fast disaster. the united nations says that aid contributions in nepal need to be dramatically ramped up. last week the u.n. asked for
$415 million to support earthquake relief efforts. 415 member that. because so far only 22 million has been received. inside nepal people are turning to homemade solutions. >> reporter: right now it's the essentials that are needed most. >> we started this because tents are hard to get in kathmandu, because we scoured the whole city to buy tents. >> reporter: with so many left homeless makeshift open air camps have sprung up throughout the capitol. people who's houses are still standing are often too afraid to return to them. shelter is a priority. >> we decided to make the initiative to produce tents as much as we can, and to provide to the relief groups to
distribute to the villages. >> reporter: with a shortage of tarp in nepal these partners had to get creative this material is typically used for advertising signs. they are buying it on credit selling some of the finished tents at the price it cost to manufacture and donating the rest. >> you are saying this is a temporary solution right? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: that's because the tents made here will last only about 20 days. which isn't even enough to be of help during monsoon season. still with more volunteers coming to the workshop every day, they have been able to produce more than 1300 tents. >> the importance of sanitization are in places where water is rare. so we are providing hand sanitizers to places where there
is less water, so the water can be used for drinking purpose primarily. >> reporter: but far more difficult is getting it delivered to the hardest-hit areas. >> literally villages that have been leveled and underground level you can just see the roofs of the house. and open defecation is massively practiced. >> reporter: protection from the elements and prevention of diseases are important enough, but of even more concern is nourishment. here members of this sikh community center have banded together to prepare much-needed food. this is a huge collective effort. volunteers here tell us they are making enough food to feed thousands of i'm every day. in that their teams are delivering this food and giving food to the military to
distribute. with nepal under such enormous strain the pressure here won't end any time soon. those suffering need the very basics. at a time like this when the flow of aid is clogged and the delivery of necessities is slow every little bit helped. now the man in charge of the united nations refugee agency has been to the refugee camp in kenya thought by many to be the biggest in the world. the kenyan government has threatened to close the camp and it fears it may have members of the sal shabab group. you have just come back from there, have you got, mr. gutierrez, tell us what conditions were like. because this is a vast camp. 300,000-plus people i think.
>> well it is indeed a huge city i will say even more than a camp. it's the fourth kenyan city. but what is important is this mission was aiming at reaching a common understanding with the government of kenya, and the government of somalia, and in a meeting with the president of kenya, and the president of somali we came to a complete understanding. and this is based on [ inaudible ] first that return from [ inaudible ] to somalia will be volunteer in safety and dignity and in accordance with the agreements established between the two governments. second that we would cooperate with the kenyan government to boost security in the city of more than 300,000 people requires strong security capacity and we appeal to the
international community to help kenya boost their security capacity and we ourselves cooperate with the government on that, and third we agreed in the selection of eight areas in somalia, that correspond to the areas of origin of the majority of the population. we're in agreement with the government of somalia, and our partners at the u.n. the civil society, we will prepare a plan with a portfolio of investments in order to guarantee that education, health shelter will be available inside somalia -- >> there are a number -- sorry to budget in -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> i must clear up with you. are you saying that the kenyan government has backed down from its threat to forcibly remove these people from kenya unless you do something about it? has that gone away? >> i'm saying that the agreement that was reached with the kenyan
president, and i would express my deep appreciation for his courage was that return to somalia will be volunteer and in safety and dignity, and it will be based on this plan to create conditions in somalia to make that return attractive. we are very happy with the result of our conversations, and this is a country where naturally emotions are high after the dramatic incidents. >> this is not going to be a quick process, is it to create the right conditions for them to want to go home? >> i believe we can have quick wins, because there are several areas in somalia that are safe and where investments can be made quite quickly. we already started a pilot project of return so we have
learned what is necessary to do to make it possible. i was with refugees today. the majority want to go back but they want to have education, health shelter, the meeting of conditions -- land to be able to sustain their lives there. there was a total commitment of the somali and regional government. they can move safely and an orderly way and to guarantee their return to somali will be effective. >> thank you very much for coming on to explain that. antonio gutierrez from the unhcr. ♪ we are going -- we are going back to the u.k. elections. his jaw hit the floor when it
looked like the conservatives were only going to get 316 seats. you are one of our presenters on british politics. more than 316, so you can keep your jaw on the floor -- >> that exit poll underestimated -- >> let's forget the pact that the pollsters got it wrong. because that's not really the story. the story is where does this government now go? >> david cameron stays on with the majority. he can now do some of the things he wanted to do but was stopped in the last parliament and the main one was this referendum on britain's membership to the e.u. will he do it as soon as next year? and the europeans are very worried that britain could be believing the european union. >> these back benches will be much more powerful now.
>> you can argue he is in coalition with his own party. >> exactly. >> and they can cause more trouble, having a government with a very small majority is very difficult to manage. your back benches can rebel against you. the german magazine says bad news for the european union. what happens to the e.u. project if one of the major countries pulls out of it. that's the international dimension, at home of course is britain going to break up -- >> yeah a fractured union. we have seen the scottish national party only narrowly lost last year. it has pretty much wiped out everybody else. >> 56 out of 59 seats. >> what does that mean to the kingdom as a whole.
>> they won't have power, but they will be a very strong oppositional block. they have said very clearly they are not going to interpret this massive win as a mandate for another rep referendum. but there is no changing the fact britain is now a divided country. scotland voted in an entirely different way. so how does britain remain united if you have these two detached parts. >> there's no reason david cameron would want to deliberately upset them he might feel it necessary to give extra powers to scotland. >> what is interesting is the conservative leader this morning, and the mayor of london they have been talking about giving more powers
listening to scots, the word federalism has been bandied about, but in a country like britain with its history, you have no idea where this will take you. what was federalism mean in england? one country is so dominant england, over the rest of the country. so we have no idea where we are going as a country in terms of our membership in europe and our formation as a united kingdom. >> [ inaudible ]. [ laughter ] >> little england may be what is coming. >> thank you very much. foreign ambassadors are reported to be among the dead in a helicopter crash in the north of pakistan. ambassadors from norway philippines, and the two pilots
were also killed. >> reporter: a pakistani military helicopter has crashed about 300 kilometers north of islamabad. on board ambassadors from several countries according to the military. the pilot as well as the ambassador dor of norway the ambassador of the philippines, the wife of the malaysian ambassador to pakistan also the indonesian ambassador to pakistan were killed in the crash along with the pilots. now according to eyewitnesses the helicopter came down on a school. in that school was closed because the pakistani prime minister was also due to arrive to inaugurate several projects. now according to the report the prime minister then decided to come back to islamabad, he has declare addai of mourning here in islamabad, and instructed the authorities to bring back the injured as well as the dead bodies back to islamabad.
this is indeed a big tragedy. the military spokesman saying and conforming that at least two other diplomats including the polish and dutch ambassador that were injured in this particular crash. u.s. department of agriculture has this week ordered 5.3 million egg-laying hens to be destroyed after avian flu was found in a farm of iowa. the flu is devastating farms across the american midwest as john hendren explains. >> reporter: across the american heartland one farm after another is going from lively to lifeless. in the past few weeks highly path generic avian influenza has spread to 18 of the american states. devastating farms, and leaving one empty coop after another. agricultural officials say the
virus is out of control, and it's getting worse. >> unfortunately we're adding sites daily, it seems like and now we're up to 34 sites that have been identified as being positive for high path avian influenza. so we haven't seen a stoppage yet. >> farmers have quarantined their flocks. but they cross farm frontiers. once one sick bird is found on a farm they all have to be destroyed. here in iowa that has had devastating results. a month ago there were 60 million egg-laying hens now there are 40 million. a third have been wiped out. amen noticed something was very wrong with several of his chickens. >> these looked a little bit sick. underthe weather, breathing difficulty a little bit of foaming from the mouth.
>> reporter: the virus has spread so quickly it's too quick to say how many farmers might be put out of business. >> to be put into a position to see their birds going through a significant disease that ravages the birds, that is very emotional. on top of the financial consequences. to have it be wiped out in a matter of a couple of weeks is very significant. >> reporter: in this moderate spring many farmers wonder if the summer sun will come out before their flocks are gone. when you rejoin us we will be talking to raul he has the sport, river plate hosting the rivals in the last 16 of top club competition. we'll let you in on the details of that. so stay with us if you can. ♪
we're going to meet only musicians who support a law which they hope will protect them from a preference for foreign music. they say locals don't support the singers as well as they do in japan. >> here we go something from owl city. >> reporter: these d.j.s host one of the most popular radio shows in the philippines. it features predominantly
foreign pop music, but if they don't play four local songs each hour they would be disobeying a local order. >> right now it's to be honest it's pretty hard to fill. >> reporter: there isn't much local music that sells to the general public. many musicians put it down to colonial mentality. only a quarter of music royalties go to local composers. the majority goes to foreign artists. but this doesn't mean local musicians aren't out there. they just need a lack of support from music producers. some want to see stronger government measures to protect local music. >> you have to meet somewhere else. somewhere in between that will
be beneficial to them. and we will also benefit. >> reporter: but legislation can't guarantee artists an audience. >> you can try to influence them but in the end, we can try, but the final decision is with the public. >> reporter: these artists are singing about putting country first, and they hope that eventual law or not, the country will learn to favor them ahead of others. ♪ we go to doha now for all of the sport. >> david thank you very much. new england patriot's quarterback denies his super bowl win has been tainted. this after a report found that they deliberately deflated footballs to gain an advantage.
brady through for three touch downs for the victim. but later it was said that some balls were deflated making them easier to grip and catch. the nfl has yet to decide what punishment to hand out. >> has this however detracted from your joy of winning the super bowl? >> absolutely not. [ cheers and applause ] >> you not? [ laughter ] >> because we earned and achieved everything we got this year as a team. i'm very proud of that and our fans should be too. >> so we have heard from tom brady, let's hear from the nfl
national league writer from his home in florida. michael since this report came out, there has been talk that tom brady could be suspended do you think that's likely? >> i think it's possible. realize there is debate in nfl circles of how much of an advantage this actually gave them. it seems to be more of a personal preference thing. and where he ran afoul is not necessarily that he orchestrated footballs being deflated or even that they can prove that but rather that he didn't cooperate and it feels like there is a cover up and if he lied about it that's where the nfl will come down the hardest. >> we have just been seeing him give a press conference to a very supportive crowd in mississippi -- massachusetts. what is the feeling around the
rest of the united states? >> well you will have patriots fans that feel like this isn't big deal and on the opposite end of the spectrum you have people -- let's say jets fans -- who already dislike the patriots or payton manning who want that manning versus brady debate to be settled once for all, who feel like brady did something terrible here. i think most of us are just waiting for this story to sort of calm down because there are a lot of more important things in the nfl and one of the reasons this has become such a huge story is because first of all the patriot's success. the patriot's is probably the closest thing we have to a nfl dynasty. the vikings and the atlanta falcons have issues going on right now, where they pumped in
crowd noise, and if you talk to anyone around the nfl, coachers or players, they will tell you that pumped in crowd noise will make the game much more difficult and will be much more advantageous for the game than deflated footballs. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. alex rodriguez has moved away of willie mays to go fourth on the all-time home run list. >> there it goes! see ya! home run number 661. >> we achieved the mark on thursday. the 39 year old recently returned to the game after serving a season-long drug suspension. he did have a clause in his contract guaranteeing him $6 million if he surpassed mays record but the yankees won't play because he said it wasn't
commercially marketable to the franchise. so rodriguez goes to fourth on the list with 661 homers. at number 3 possibly the most famous baseball player of all time babe ruth he held the record of 714. and then hank aaron. he was reportedly the subject of death threats, some people unhappy that a black player would break ruth's record. he eventually retired with his career home runs at 755. top of the list berry bonds, another player accused of using performance-enhancing drugs, something he denies. he has failed to be inducted in the hall of fame in his first three years after retirement. on to the grand prix in the
first session nick was quickest just ahead of lewis hamilton. further down the time sheet was the mclaren the spaniard back on the track for the first time after suffering a serious accident. britain football player has had surgery. he was treated by surgeons in sao paulo. it is the second time in six monks he has received treatment. doctors say the 74 year old is in stable condition. >> that's all of your sport for now. >> thank you very much indeed. you can go to our website, if you would like for a great deal more. you have got all of the headline stories, all of the background there as well aljazeera.com. aljazeera.com. from the news hour team bye-bye for now. ♪
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