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computer like this and it was worth $200,000. >> rafael nadal beats jack sock and hopes to sock it to great rival novak djokovic in the quarterfinals. hello. we begin in iraq where the islamic state of iraq and levant killed dozens of troops and police using dozens of captured military vehicles. fighters drove a tank loaded with explosives into tikrit killing 45 people. three suicide bombers drove humvees, killing 42 people. the attacks happened on the eve of a congress in paris where members will review their strategy following a series of
setbacks. >> hundreds attended the funeral procession for police and militia men killed in the attack north of fallujah. the interior minister attended the funeral and met relatives of the victims. imran khan is in baghdad and has more on the tanguay tack that took place near tikrit. >> reporter: this is one of the boldest attacks mounted against a facility. the air base is home to a number of shia militia troops and iraqi security forces. what happens is i.s.i.l. is alleged to have driven a tank laden with explosives to the gates of that base where it exploded, hence the amount of casualties we have seen. we are expecting the figure to rise. throughout the last few days we have seen i.s.i.l. forces use humvees to great effect. they are reinforced and there's plenty of them. prime minister haider al-abadi
said i.s.i.l. told them at least 2,300 in mosul alone. tanks we do not see, particularly used in this manner as suicide vehicles. now, this will be a controversial tactic from i.s.i.l. the iraqis will realise that there is their own weaponry used against them. american weaponry that they bought from the americans used against them. we have seen a number of these suicide attacks. it's the first time in a long time that we have seen a tank used as the delivery vehicle for explosives. across the border in syria, i.s.i.l. appeared to make gains. there has been fighting for control of parts of northern syria. including aleppo. the civilian death toll conditions to rise, as caroline malone reports. >> reporter: most major forces in the syrian war are involved
in fighting parts of aleppo. rebel groups lost towns to i.s.i.l. i.s.i.l. used a car bomb before moving in. i.s.i.l. has released this video, said to be fighters in control of the town. that's in the north of the province near the border near turkey. >> advances are blocking opposition supply routes in turkey and northern syria. kurdish fighters made gains with i.s.i.l. further east. the government is fighting in aleppo. they have an advantage with their air force. activists say, this is the aftermath of a civilian attack in the city of maria. government bombs are killing civilians here too. opposition groups are focussing on the grant line with i.s.i.l. or d.a.e.s.h. rather than
pushing for now ground against bashar al-assad's government raising questions about help for the international community. >> the international coalition is supposed to meet tomorrow. the big question is where are the jets of the international coalition. i don't think this will wait until tomorrow, to be frank. they have to start today. otherwise syrians will feel that they are really in this alone. >> reporter: for now, syrian opposition groups are focussing on defending themselves from the attacks, by sending reinforcements into key parts of aleppo rather than consolidate gains made in the last few years. >> foreign ministers from the u.s.-led coalition carrying out air strikes in iraq are due to meet in paris. with i.s.i.l. fighters gaining ground, we look at what can be
expected from the talks. >> reporter: with their fighter jets still taking off, france's commitment to combatting i.s.i.l. continues. part of the u.s.-led coalition battling the group, they are among the countries whose air raids promised to paul verize an enemy into retreat. on the ground in iraq the situation is dire. critics say the coalition strategy is extreme. the meeting in paris will make little difference. >> this is based on a myth. on a dream. that there is still on iraqi army, no, there's nothing like an iraqi army. it has been disbanded back in 2003. >> reporter: if anyone understands how much of a threat i.s.i.l. constitutes, it's this journalist, taken hostage by the group in syria for almost a year. >> so physically we are supporting an army that is not
reliable and we are giving them weapons that they will eventually happened over to i.s.i.l. this is stupid. >> reporter: issues at play are more than tactical and logistical. >> the meet ag was called for to discuss the fight against i.s.i.l. before the fall of ramadi, which has been troubling and humiliating coalition. in september fabio stressed no military solution would be possible without a political solution a position he is very much pushing. >> this contract is what justified our military engagement. i say clearly here that it must be better respected. >> and yet despite mounting pressure on the iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi to reach out for sunnis resentful of his government sectarian divisions have deepened. expectations for talks were low, and lowered further when it was
announced that the u.s. secretary of state john kerry would no longer attend in person due to the broken leg he suffered. for now, far from the streets in iraq and syria, diplomats will discuss searching for a solution that seems harder to reach than before well michael is an adjunct lecturer at the national defense university in the u.s. and is an intelligence officer. he joins us live from washington d.c. the counter strategy to defeat i.s.i.l. doesn't appear to be working. how divided do you think the coalition is about the way forward? >> one of the biggest frustrations with the international coalition is an inability to drop bombs on the right targets. the biggest problem with that is as you look at the force in syria, it's trained to call in air strikes, but can only call
in air strikes against i.s.i.s. positions and has been attacked by bashar al-assad i.s.i.s. and other groups. basically we are pinning a target on the sunni rebels that we are empowering to help in a fight against i.s.i.s. by constraining them in the fight. >> do you detect a rift between the iraqi prime minister and the u.s. comments have been made where the u.s. defense secretary accused the iraqi forces of showing no will to fight. iraq is saying that the u.s. needs to send more weapons, but the u.s. says you should be arming the sunnis rather than taking the weapons. >> the problem with prime minister haider al-abadi is he may want to do the right thing, but is not allowed to based on pressure from the political parties. he is a compromised candidate. maliki was able to stay in power because we had 120,000 u.s.
troops on the ground. they need to bring the sunnis into the iraqi army, give them pension, ranks, salaries, threats of punishment and rewords like other military service member has. that would help the situation. when i.s.i.s. faces a kurdish enemy it losses. the fight is there's no sunni force in anbar in the sunni areas to fight i.s.i.s., because baghdad won't let one develop. >> the iraqi government doesn't look like it will back down, how much pressure could the coalition and the u.s. bring on the government to say you've got to have a more integrated country, that the sunnis have to be a part of this because you are relying on them to defeat i.s.i.l. at the moment? >> well we have to spend more time with haider al-abadi than iranians spend time with haider
al-abadi. when you have the kutz force on the ground in anbar, tikrit and spending time in the international zone meeting with iraqi officials, and u.s. embassy personnel meeting with a body for an hour -- meeting with haider al-abadi for a day. that needs to change. we need to hug baghdad tighter. we have no leverage because we don't want to do what is necessary, and the sunnis are asking us to do more. >> why is the u.s. reluctant to talk to the haider al-abadi government. the iranians are happier than the u.s. is. >> we are talking to the iraqi government, we just thing the amount of time we spend with it when it is not. at paris tomorrow general allan will attend in john kerry's place. that's a good thing. he'll talk about what needs to be down to bring iraq back into
the security forces. he was responsible when it went from the most dangerous to the most secure. he is the voice they need to pay attention to to bring sunnis into the fold. >> good to get your thoughts on that situation. michael pregent joining us from washington d.c. to yemen, local forces say the saudi-led coalition hit a weapon depot belonging to forces loyal to president ali abdullah saleh. it also hit a camp inside the presidential capital. it's occupied by houthi rebels and allies. fighting on the ground is continuing. 20 killed in violence between the popular resistance fighters and houthi rebels a fuel tanker crashed into a bus station in eastern nigeria, killing 69, injuring dozens. the red cross says most of the
victims were burnt beyond recognition. the truck exploded on impact insinerating 11. police say it was speeding and veered out of control. >> burundi's president pierre nkurunziza issued a warning against further coup bids saying any attempts will go nowhere. opposition leaders say they'll continue to protest against pierre nkurunziza wanting to run for a third term and plan a big demonstration on tuesday. haru mutasa reports from the capital bujumbura. >> reporter: this person is not sure if it will be safe to go out tuesday. he's doing it now. opposition leaders in burundi are planning to protest against the president pierre nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term, violating a constitution. >> translation: it's calm, there's no protest. the opposition called for a break. that we can organise.
>> reporter: after weeks of unrest, it's hard for opposition supporters to break through heavy security. on monday things in the capital seemed to be back to normal. some are scared to be out in public. some protest leaders have left the country, others are in hiding. the question is how many members will be on the street on tuesday if the leaders are not marching with them. the opposition leader says it is not safe for him to join the process, and coordinates from home. >> they have been targetting me. they have not succeeded to kill me. and since i don't know when i will die, and in which way, it is preferable that i could just give my lit the contribution when still alive. >> reporter: officials from the ruling party deny targetting opposition members. some hope leaders from
neighbouring countries will tell pierre nkurunziza not to run for a third term. instead, they urged the president to delay the june 26th election. there are some in the capital who showed support for delay. they have called for calm, a chance to go back to work. others will not give up the fight to make sure that president pierre nkurunziza doesn't run for a third term. still to come on the newshour. as india bakes upped the pressure of a -- under the pressure of a heatwave the government is under its own pressure accused of not doing enough. and it's thought if any woman's champion out in the cold at the french open. open. first the crisis in eastern ukraine, and the united nationst says more than 6,400 people have
died since the conflict began in april last years. the russian military denied he's been helping separatist fighting. al jazeera found evidence of a russian troop build up and manoeuvres in that area. charles stratford sent this report close to the russian ukraine border. >> reporter: russian military equipment on a train close to the ukranian border. al jazeera has no way of verifying where the vehicles are moving to or from. they include personnel carriers medical supply vehicles and tanks. the russian military ipp saying nia -- insignia and number plates have been included. we drove out of town to a makeshift camp. across the fields we noticed dust in an area looking like a farm. large vehicles were moving in
convoy along the tracks. around 10km behind me is a border with eastern ukraine. the military say the reason there's so many troops and military equipment is because it's conducting military exercises and denies that troops have been fighting along side separatist fighters across the border. >> there has been bases in the area for years. the government described a question on whether it was preparing for an attack as inappropriate. a photo journalist shot the pictures in the same area last week. russia included the death of military personnel on what it describes as special operations in peacetime as a state secret the government says the law has nothing to do with the conflict in ukraine. >> a report details what it sis is proof the russian military is operating in eastern ukraine. an author of that report boris,
was shot dead in moscow before it was published. a close associate is in hospital, fighting for his life and it is suspected he may have been poisoned. >> a ceasefire between the separatists and the ukranian army is holding, but with reported violations by both sides. russia says it has the right to conduct military manoeuvres wherever it wants in its territories, despite the sensitivity of a time and place. russia says the european union mission against libyan people smugglers must outline the e.u.'s powers in full before it can be agreed. the e.u. mission plans to use force to destroy smuggling boats on the u.n. shores but requires a u.n. mandate before it can be in force. moscow has the power to block such a resolution. russia says in 2011 it was used
to topple muammar gaddafi from power. >> translation: if such a proposal is made we'll have to write in mine ute detail the mandate. we don't want the ambiguity used for gross abuse of the libyan resolution in 2011 a top u.n. official was expelled expelled. live to james bays - why was he expelled. >> not really clear why he's been expelled. i'm told that the reason given to the u.n. was that he said things that the south sudanese government believed to be untruthful when he was communicating on social media. they, though, at the u.n. says it's unacceptable that he has
been removed from his job. they issued a statement. the secretary-general of the united nations urged that he be re-ipp stated immediately. it's worth noting that toby lanzer was an important person the deputy head of the mission there. he was a prominent voice on issues to do with south sudan, particularly the humanitarian situation, not just speaking out on social media but appearing on many headlines around the world, on news channels, including this one. >> it's worth pointing out how dire the swags in south sudan is -- situation in south sudan is at the moment. >> it is. it's a bad situation, a bad humanitarian situation. to hilt that what i'm going to do is read you two tweets that mr lanzer put on his twitter in the last couple of days. south sudan has 2.1 million
forced to plea from homes, up from 1.3 million last year. that is one. and another from a couple of days ago - 4.6 million people will be severely yes severely food insecure by july. 800,000 more in july of last year. two tweets from the man heading up the humanitarian efforts from the united nations. the man the government of south sudan expelled. >> thank you very much indeed the trial of two al jazeera journalists in egypt has been adjourned until thursday. it's the latest in a series of delays. the prosecutors failed to produce evidence against mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr. they have been accused of spreading false noose and having ties to the muslim brotherhood. charges al jazeera strongly rejects. the defense will make closing arguments when the trial resumes. for the first time since the
september 11th attacks, the national security agency lost its power to collect phone records in bulk from american citizens after the senate failed to extend the patriot act. the republican senator rand paul ran it against a mass producing program. the different bill was passed by the house of representatives. it is saying targeted data collection but critics say it doesn't go far enough to prevent government snooping. a u.s. court ruled in favour of a muslim woman, who was denied a sales job because of a head scarf. she was wearing a head scarf or hijab during an interview in 2008. she did not say at the time that she wanted the company to give her a religious accommodation. the court found that a refusal
to hire her was motivated by not wanting to wanting to integrator religious aspirations. a woman says a flight attendant refused to serve her an unopened soft drink saying it could be used as a weapon. but another passenger was served an unopened can of beer. united airlines issued this staples saying:
she told al jazeera she was did not that united did not use the incident it help shine a spotlight on discrimination in the u.s. >> what is the unfortunate, is that i hoped united airlines would use this as a teaching moment and recognise discrimination and bigotry, acknowledge and recognise that it's wrong. we have other circumstances in the country where african american brothers and sisters are in pain and suffering. united could have used this to recognise discrimination when it happens, and use corrective opportunities. >> the newly appointed c.e.o. of malaysia airlines announced a radical restructuring plan admitting that the carrier is bankrupt. the decline began long before last year's two disasters. malaysia airlines was delisted
and nationalized after demanding 1.34 billion in lose and faced tough competition. confidence was hit by the downing of m mh370. mueller warned it will be 2018 before the carrier will break each and wants to cut 6,000 jobs, a third of the workforce and brand the airline. we have this report. >> reporter: a smaller fleet with a new look and possibly a new name. that is set to emerge from malaysia airlines $2 billion restructuring. the new c.e.o. scribed the plans as a harsh fitness programme with reason. 6,000 employees out of the 20,000 workforce will lose their job. changes follow two tragedies involving malaysia airlines in the past 14 months.
analysts say the carrier has been wracking up losses for years. >> this has been driven by business imperatives and the need driven long before last year, i wouldn't put too much connection. it's a marketplace forcing airlines to undergo reconstruction to remain competitive. >> being government owned appeared to be a handicap. it was forced to flyunpopular routes. and had excess staff, and handed out contract to companies with political connections. all making costs 20% more than its rivals. more than ever are flying. revenue doubled in the past decade. much driven by low cost airlines with 25" of the
markets. it expect to get bigger as they expand at a faster rate. >> in the asia pacific reason there's 50 air lines, one is air-asia, it offers better deals. >> it may not look like a start up but we will be - it will be a new local entity, new shareholder and strategy. everything will be new. winning back public confidence will likely be its biggest challenge. still to come on the programme - we'll tell you about a new treatment described as a once in a generation advance for those suffering skin cancer a murder charge laid against the owner of a bangladeshy factory which collapsed killing more than 1,000, and how one club's fan got their hands on a
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hello again, a reminder of the top stories an al jazeera. funerals have been held for more than 40 iraqi police and shia militia men killed in an attack. it marks a particularly deadly day for iraqi forces in anbar province. 45 iraqi troops were killed when a tang was rigged for explosives. the u.n. says more than 6,400 have died. it comes as al jazeera mindsest of a trup build up on the russian side of the border and a top u.n. official has been expelled. toby lanzer was the humanitarian coordination to the mission on the country. a spokesman says mr lanzer has been instrumental in addressing the humanitarian needs of
conflict-affected communities. >> reporter: the threat from i.s.i.l. forced many families to flee their homes. fear of revenge attacks is keeping many from returning. reports emerge about atrocitiesion both sides of the conflict. imran khan looks at the effect on civilians. >> it's half finished but this building is home to hundreds of people that fled tikrit. coming to northern iraq to escape fighting between security forces. life under i.s.i.l. left a deep psychological scar. >> life was meaningless, senseless, because of them all basic services stopped. we had no water, no electricity. we were oppressed. we were not allowed to smile. they stopped our transportation so we couldn't visit friends and family. >> there's a twist to the story. i.s.i.l. - a fear of government
and security is why they will not go back. >> we wish we could go back to tikrit. there's nothing there. we are so afraid of security. local government doesn't exist at all. who will protect us. >> 8 weeks ago shia militias captured the predominantly sunni city. since then some were accused of revenge attacks. in the aftermath the prime minister ordered the militias to return to barracks on the outskirts of the city. many from tikrit are afraid to go back. >> they have to go back to their home. for sure what happened in the previous period it's individual acts that will not happen, and many of us now watch all the people mobilization forces right now. of course we will punish
everyone willing to do this kind of worse or this act. >> shia militias have been criticized for revenge attacks. human rights watch singled them out saying they should be reined in after attacks took place across iraq. despite the prime minister bringing the militias under control of the government. videos like this appeared online. this man is alleged to be an i.s.i.l. fighter and was burnt. local forces sold al jazeera that he appears to be a shepherd. we may not know the truth. the fact that imagery is viral shows you how scared iraq sunnis are. for a long time they complained that the government has ignored them. they were not given jobs in the army and we are now hearing about attack, and atrocities and you can understand why many sunnis fear a return to the bad old days of sectarianism in
2006 seven and eight. >> now, the trial has begun in columbia of a retired army germ accused of taking part in the assassination of a top presidential candidate. he has head of the intelligence agency when the assassination took place. he is accused of taking payment from a drug cartel to reduce security details before he was shot dead. hees been in gaol since 2013 and denies the charges. live to our correspondent in the columbian capital. tell us what the general is accused of. >> yes, prosecutors are accusing him of collaborating, conspiring with drug cartels in 1989 to kill the presidential.
in particular the judges are looking at the candidate's security was reduced before the event happened. the general ahead of the supply agency replaced an experienced man with someone less experienced. he would have talked with another to facilitate and enter the detail. he is denying all charges, saying that they are ridiculous. he was the target of five different attacks from drug
cartels at the time. >> why was lis us carlos galan killed. >> he was not the only candidate. he was one of three. it was candidates and galan, the center left candidate for the liberal party. he was running on an anticorruption platform and that obviously bothered many powerful interests here in the country. most importantly he made power of enemies saying if he was elected, and looked like he was the front runner at the time. he said he would have supported the extradition of columbian nationals to the u.s. and that is what drug traffickers feared the most. the fact that they could be sent to the u.s. because they felt that they could get special treatment in prisons in columbia. after the elections and the
candidate was dead, the country changed their law. there was a constitutional amendment prohibiting the extradition. at that time the drug traffickers essentially won. >> alessandro rampietti live in bogota the owner of a bangladeshy factory has been charged with murder two years after it collapse said killing a thousands people. others are facing murder charges as danny dekeyser -- stephanie dekker reports. >> reporter: those that worked here earnt next to nothing, making clothes for some of the bigger brands. 1,137 died when the factory collapsed. it was bangladesh's worst industrial disaster ever. it opened the eyes of the world to the appalling standards of the clothing industry here. the owner of the factory was arrested soon after and now we
know he will be charged with murder along with 41 others. the lead investigator says it was a mass killing, and all charged have a collective responsibility for the tragedy. if convicted, they coue sentenced to death. whatever the verdict they would offer little con solation south korea is reporting two deaths from middle east respiratory syndrome, or m.e.r.s. a 58-year-old woman, and a 71-year-old man died of respiratory failure. they were the first two confirmed deaths from the outbreak, beginning two weeks ago. >> reporter: a new skin cancer treatment is described as a once in a generation advance. results of a trial of the new combination drugs are spectacular. in the u.k. trial more than half
patients have seen their tumours shrink. we have more details. when pam smith was diagnosed with skin cancer she was terrified she wouldn't live to see her grandchildren grow up. given a choice of treatment she showed new drugs, and has not looked back. >> drugs have shrunk the tumor, shrinking it from 9mm down to 4mm. and then affidavits they found lesions on my lungs. even they have shrunk now to tinier than a pin prick. >> the trial used a combination of drugs allowing the immune system to attack the cells. they were blind tested internationally on 949 patients with advanced melanoma. 58% of the patients saw their tumours shrink or stablilize for almost a year. like any cancer treatment, the drugs don't work yl equally on
etch and side effects include rashes fatigue and diarrhoea. this doctor has been treating patients with individual drugs and is looking forward to using them in combination. >> this is a game-changing set of results for advance skin cancer without a doubt. it's coming from the broader encological perception. they are enharnessing the immune system there's no reason why the approach sunday be effectively. >> this animation shows how the drugs work on cancer cells. while one boosts the system, the other reveals the cancer cells, allowing them to be attacked. for the doctor that led the trial, there's more work to do. there'll be for the combination of drug something like 40% of patients. and we need to understand why, and to develop new approaches so
we can get the number of people benefitting from this treatment to be higher still, and help more of our patients. >> while the treatment is not a universal cure where cancers have been treated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy this is a new weapon in the fight against the disease. >> a california computer recycling company is trying to track down a woman that handed in a rare apple 1 computer which they sold for $200,000. the apple cofounder steve wos ni abbing designed and built the computer in 1976. on the a few dozen are known to exist. vice president of the company involved joins us from california's silicon valley. thank you for being on the programme. you better tell us how this happened. you were the person that handed
the computer in. >> thank you very much. yes, it was me it was in the beginning of april, on friday. we were about to be closed and this lady came with an s.u.v. and said her husband passed away. and she was cleaning out the garage and she brought a couple back. back to the household e-waste. old stereo keyboard mices and this stuff. i asked her. do you need a tax receipt. she said no, and drove away. in a couple of weeks after that we went through those boxes and found the computer. the first reaction was this was a fake. this is not real and my partner, he look at the computer and said "it's for
real", and figured out - made research and found out that the computer was sold recently for $200,000. it's an extraordinary story. you have sold this particular computer but you are looking to find a woman to give her money, is that right. >> yes. we were looking for the woman. i think she lives nearby. nearby in california and we are looking for a woman to give back $100,000 check. this is a clean bay area policy. we pay to our customers 50%. we split revenue. >> it's an amazing story, i hope you find the lady in question. thank you very much indeed for joining us. thank you. >> thank you very much for having me. now, a solo plane attempting to fly around the world had to make an unscheduled stop because of bad weather. it landed in western japan, the
pilot took off from china on sunday on what was to be the longest leg of the journey it was a 6-day flight to hawaii. 36 hours in he decided to cut the journey short much the chairman said it's an incredible aircraft. >> it's fantastic. imagine you fly in the only area plane day and night with no fuel at all. it's perfect technology it's the triumph of clean technologies and renewable energies. in that sense we are happy to fly with the plane, and fly day and night. that was the dream i had since 16 years after i completed the fight around the world, to do this flight again, with no fuel. so of course we are a little disappointed, because the weather was worse on the pacific. in a few days we'll be in the air again and continue the mission. >> still to come on the programme - love will tear it
a weighty matter for city hall. >> it's early morning in the city of love. and a bit of romantic history is about to dom an end -- to come to an end. they are closing off the bridge. it was a popular destination for couples to attach a padlock to railings as a symbol of love. the weight of the locks is threatening the bridge, it's time to go. >> it's a little ironic. we are here to put on locks of love. they are cutting them down. maybe that's not an omen. >> i came after 42 years of marriage to put a lock on for my wife and they can'ts do it. >> that's rubbish, of course. >> reporter: the saga of the pad locks put the city hall in a tricky condition. obviously it doesn't want to upset the tourists but has a responsibility for the people that live and work in the city.
in the end, it came down to public safety the risk that part of the bridge could form a pedestrian vote. >> someone's expression of love shouldn't come at the expense of heritage. that's the root of the issue, not the locks. >> reporter: it will soon be released from its locks. >> one tourist things he's found a solution. >> i'll try to find another bridge all right. time for the sport. here is lee. >> thank you. tennis fans are looking forward to a mouth watering men's quarterfinal in the french open. a second grand slam after top seed novak djokovic and rafael nadal both won, to set up a last match-up. they don't normally meet this
earlier. rafael nadal seeded six in a tournament he won nine times. he lost one at roland-garros in 11 years. when he conceded to unseeded american jack sock. brilliant name. rafael nadal wins in four sets. on an adjoining court novak djokovic played home favourite richard gasquet at the same time, the world number one is the top speed. the french is one of four he has not won. novak djokovic dropped six games seeing off richard gasquet in straight sets losing to nadal in the 2012, 2014 finals and will go into the quarterfinal as favourites. >> they know what to do i know what is expecting me. the fact i played him so ben times, we played here five, six times before. so i know - i know what i need to do to have a chance to win.
doesn't mean that i will win. we'll press on. he is looking forward to it. it's shaping up to be a final. all the big names. roger federer knocking out home favourite. setting up a quarterfinal with stanislaw wawrinka a shock in the third syme opena halep is out, and the woman that beat her is going home. >> reporter: maria sharapova looked in good form coming into the tournament with a win in rome in the run-up to roland-garros. she was below her best against lucy safarova taking the first on a tie break. maria sharapova struggled with a
sold. sava rofa deserved her 7-6, 6-4 victory. afterwards, the defeated champion and number two team had no excuses. >> just a tough day in a match that i lost. you know my opponent was much higher level more consistently than i was. and that you know results in a bad day at the office. >> reporter: with the number three seed in the finalist simonea halep out, the way is clear for serena williams. the top seed came back from losing the first 6-1 to sloane stevens to book a place in the final, and revenge against the player that knocked out sister venus. serena williams facing a 17th seed and looks in great straight for a third final the ethics commission of
f.i.f.a. banned three more. c.o.n.c.a.c.a.f. regions general secretary sands and two other officials and a former south african president denied his government paid a bribe to secure the 2010 world cup. he said they would never pay a bribe. they won the right to host in 2004. $10 million was paid to the regional vice president jack warner. he denied the money referred to in the f.i.f.a. corruption department was a bribe for warner's backing in other f.i.f.a. fallout. the former head of south america football has been placed under the order of a judge in paraguay under house arrest. there has been controversy at paraguay. fans at the olympia club broke into the offices of local rivals
ahead of a match. despite the efforts, they stole many trophies. some were damaged and thrown on to the pitch in germany, hamburg football club protected a proud record staying in the bundislega. a 90th minute equalizer saved them. hamburg is still the only member of the bundislega never relegated since the league started in 1963. top german manager says he'll take a sabbatical. he is in demand from top clubs across europe after success at dortmund. his rain ended in defeat in the german cup final. >> new zealand's hopes of winning has been hit by rain. they continued to score.
rain ended play a few hours earlier. they require a test match record of 455 to win, but lead the series 1-0. a draw would be enough for england. >> cross-country endurance is one of the toughest sports competitors tackling courses of 40km through the snow. it doesn't get easier when you throw an active volcano into the mix. as matt rumsey reports, the future of this unique race is coming under threats. there wasn't a gun to start the little known ski race. only about 50 people took hard. it's an event like no other on the planet. the course runs over an active volcanic landscape. >> it's a volcano rear. you can see the steam and smell.
it's for everyone. maybe five, six years old. the geothermal obstacle facing competitors include boiling mud pots. scul toured lava and hot springs. the mistake behind me looks manmade. i assure you it's not the competitor's ski over the rift. between the you're asian. below the surface, an eruption took place in august of last year. >> the usual 60km push to the village was reduced to 20km this year. because of an unprecedented lack of snow. global warming is a controversial debate. >> all the cross-country races, the olympic games, world championships.
they have all been in warm temperatures. where there's a lack of snow. last two. not so much. snow. it's not my vealing. it's less and less. >> a former member of the icelandic ski team won the race. by a considerable margin. only the remote possess of location prevented the race from becoming a major international event. having enough snow 60km south of arctic circle will be a clear icelandic marker of climate change. lovely picture, that's all the volcanic skiing and other sport. >> they are nuts. >> i wouldn't do it. >> i would rather throw myself down a mountain than walk na far. that's it for me and the
dozens of iraqi place and soldiers killed as i.s.i.l. suicide bombers kill using tanks and humvees. violence intensifies. foreign ministers head to paris to discuss gains in iraq and syria. i'm felicity barr and this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up evidence of russia's military presence on the boarder with ukraine. moscow denies it's there to help the separatists.