t terrorism... >> i wouldn't say that at all... >> you'll see a show that has an impact on the conventional wisdom that goes where nobody else goes... >> my name is imran garda i am the host of third rail and you can find it on al jazeera america >> welcome to the news hour live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes: >> the u.s. says progress is being made against isil in the iraqi town of baiji even as barack obama said there is no strategy to tackle the group. >> celebrating the start of a new life after a grueling journey by boat to europe, migrants tell al jazeera about the abuses they've suffered.
>> the dangerous job of bang journalist in burundi. many there father for their lives. >> facing destruction we visit this historic village in hong kong which may soon be a thing of the past. >> first to the fight against the islamic state of iraq and the levant. iraqi forces backed by. [ coalition airstrikes have opened spliff lines. ed. >> iraq's military and militias have been trying to retake control. it holds nineveh since last
year. isil's leadership in iraq is believed to be based there. advances in the north kurdish forces backed by u.s. led airstrikes have prevented isil from taking more area there. ation as i will retreating from ticket sporadic fighting continues. >> barack obama has admitted to the u.s. has no complete strategy for helping iraq deal with isil. he made that comment after meeting the iraq prime minister. >> when a finalized plan is presented to me by the pentagon, i will share it with the american people. we don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of iraqis, as well. >> so, no clear u.s. plan, and
iraq remains mired in divisions. zeina hodor sent us this report. >> she grieves for her husband and eldest son. it's been a year since they were killed by the islamic state of iraq and the levant in mosul. she is among the millions who have been displaced over the years. she says she is tired. like others here, she has been displaced from mosul and many feel the government is not serious about recapturing their city from isil. >> there is a conspiracy against mosul and against the sunnis. the baghdad government is not helping us get back our city. they won't give us arms to fight. >> ires say they are unfairly treated, looked upon by
supporters of isil not just by the government, but by kurds in the north. >> this is the capitol of the kurdish region. sunni arabs require a local guarantor to enter. they face the same restrictions when entering baghdad. authorities here and in the iraqi capital argue that these measures are justified for security reasons but the people feel that they are being singled out as a community. >> there are many front lines in iraq. the divide is not only sectarian. in northern iraq, it is ethnic. arabs on one side, kurds on the other. kurdish forces share a 1,000-kilometer front line with the islamic state of iraq and the levant. this man was once the speaker of the kurdish parliament. he said iraq no longer exists and should formally be divided into as soon as possible, shia and kurdish states. he believes this new border should become permanent.
speaking to him we hear evidence of the mistrust. >> they are between them. majority of them are isis fighters. iraq has been at war with itself for many years. now there is a de facto partition on the ground that separates communities and one that threat thats this countries unity. al jazeera northern iraq. >> director of the center joins us. it's been a year since isil took over mosul. it continued its spread and strength. why does the u.s. and obama adding still not have a strategy
to deal with it. >> because the u.s. is really entering this war against isis hair hardly and they know very well that the only way to eradicate isis properly is to engage in a strategy that will involve syria, as well as iraq, but because the u.s. does not really want to be involved in syria, it is limiting its action to guess just these airstrikes in iraqi that may be stopping the spread of isis in certain areas, but certainly not eradicating the group as such criticizing the iraqis on the basis of needing more training and more technical support is overlooking the bigger picture which is that these fighters
from the iraqi army are not fighting because they don't feel that they belong to an iraqi state. when sunni's in the army in particular feel this is an army that used to be the army supporting the shia prime ministerial mag key and a government that doesn't represent them, they are not going to fight when a group like isis advances, and likewise, a lot of sunni's unfortunately are seeing an isis a sense of vindication against the grievance, the injustice of the iraqi government. >> so the iraqi army keeps talking about arming and supporting sunni strikes bringing them on to their side of the fight. we are not seeing that happening. what's blocking it? >> >> it takes a long time to regain the trust of a community that has had very deep, long-term grievances, such as the sunni community in iraq. the practices they are seeing on the ground that are both direct
and indirect result of the u.s. strategy and its implementation in iraq right now are actually making them lose trust in the government rather than gain more trust. that's why the tribes are not yet onboard. it will take a very huge effort on the part of the u.s., as well as the iraqi government to win their trust again. >> great to get your views from london thanks very much for joining us. >> the u.n. recognized government in libya has rejected a proposal to form a unity government. it's been trying to reach a deem with its rival that's the self declared government in tripoli. we have the details. >> libya's rival factions are under mounting pressure to reach a political deal. the united nations envoy has offered a draft agreement to end the violence in the country. the framework deal calls for a national unity government based in tripoli but it always raises
the house of representatives based in tobruk as the legitimate legislative body. the deal creates a council of states to serve at libya's highest body with the power to resolve disputes. it creates a national army. calls for the disarming of militias implementation of a ceasefire, and the drafting of a constitution. >> the hope is that you save your country and people from protracted conflict. >> but the factions remain skeptical. each has its own government, parliament and army. the tripoli based government controls more territory. it's the government in tobruk that has the backing of the united nations.
>> he is not waiting for the answer now but after each of the principle stake holders has had time for consultations. >> we will do our best to bring the country out of the crisis, and that's why we will study today and tomorrow this draft. we hope that this draft will be the last one. >> this is the man at the center of libya's political divide. general for tripoli a deal will only happen if general haftar is sacked by the tobruk government. most of the army units based in the east of loyal to haftar. they say any move against their leader will be met by force. al jazeera. >> in syria rebels have taken
over one of the army's biggest faces in the province in the south of the country. there are a number of army basis in dura. it was the site of the uprising against the regime. >> still ahead digital libraries popping up in nigeria. how they work without the internet. >> i'm in buenos aires where an election year, argentina's powerful trade union movement is in dispute with the government. june the promise of a winter wonderland to make your dreams come true. >> the two nations bidding to host the 2022 winter olympics make their presentations. all those details later in sport.
>> the united nations has left israel and hamas off of a report on countries and armed groups that vital children's rights in conflict. more than 500 palestinian children were killed in israel's bombardment of gaza last year. james bays has more. the evidence is overwhelming the deaths of children in gaza were reported on video. 540 children were killed. u.n. general secretary ban ki-moon in his annual report on children in armed conflict in his report does not include israel on the list of countries and groups that kill children. israel and armed that palestinian groups were in the original draft drown up by the u.n. special report. >> the draft report had israeli and palestinian armed groups on it. >> yes.
>> when i have the came back downstairs, it didn't have them on anymore. is that true? >> yes, but this means that the decision of the secretary general, we are supposed to prepare the decision of the secretary general. we are not the ones who decide. >> there was high level lobbying by israel and the u.s. to persuade ban ki-moon to keep israel off the list. >> there's no other explanation than it was a political decision. >> did ban ki-moon bow to political pressure? >> member states have never been shy in expressing their opinion to the secretary general, but what should be in or out of the report, whether this report this year or in previous years, ultimately, it's the secretary general's report. he stands by it. >> you just need to read this full report to see the obvious
contradictions. the report says the number of palestinian school children killed in 2014 be was the third highest anywhere in the world. it says the number of schools damaged or destroyed was the highest anywhere in 2014. then you look at the annex, the list that's supposed to summarize it all, listing among other things, parties and states that kill or maim children or engage in attacks on schools and israel's name is not there. james bays, al jazeera, at the united nations. >> we have more now from west jerusalem. >> it's very unlikely that israel will make an official statement with regard to not being included on that list that the u.n. secretary general releases every year. israel is very sensitive when it is included in such terms and it's clear that the lobbying that was going on between israel and the united states was successful so the government is no doubt very pleased in saying
that child rights campaigners were in the occupied territories are very upset at this news. they say you only have to look at the statistics to show israel in their view is a repeated violator of children's rights and safety. they say if you look at statistics in gaza, more than 500 children were killed, hundreds more injured they say that alone would warrant israel being put on that list, but again, as we've been saying, it would appear the lobbying by israel and the united states on. who moon was successful. >> an egyptian court sentenced 11 people to death over a ayotte at a football match. seventy fans were killed and hundreds injured when people tried to escape the stadium in 2012. many were crushed to death and victims thrown from terraces. the incident was the deadliest
egypt's footballing history. >> south korea recorded another death caused by mers, bringing the total number killed to seven. more than 2,000 schools in the capital, seoul have been closed in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. 3,000 people have been placed in isolation. the. >> you the break is the largest outside saudi arabia where mers was discovered and it's affecting the economy as harry fossett reports from one of seoul's wealthiest areas. >> it's a lovely day. we've come to the fanciest street for a walk in the sunshine. usually we would be welcomes by residents and tourists, but while we don't exactly have the place to ourselves this is pretty much as close as you get so the con vested city. 30% to 40% visitors are coming here normally. that is the case across the
sector. baseball games are seeing a drop enattendances, even the weekly shop, we're seeing a fall in numbers. the biggest supermarket chains report a drop of 12% at their stores. the on line grocery shopping they provide is going up some 50%, as people stay home and try to avoid unnecessary travel. all of this is having a significant economic impact. the government says, the president says that the first priority is to address this as a public health concern and eradicate the virus. eradicating the mers crisis as a whole, she says would only happen when the economic impact has been addressed, as well. >> associate professor with the school of public health at the university of hong kong said the virus still poses a huge risk in the middle east. >> i think the biggest threat is
the middle east. the south korean epidemic should be under control at the moment. we'll still see more case from people already infected now in cubbateing the disease and will go to hospital in a week or two. many can travel and take those infections back to their countries. it only takes one case to a country not prepared to start quite a large outbreak. south korea is already fairly well developed and has fairly good basic infection control in their hospitals. we can imagine worse scenarios in other cases in asia or other parts of the world. >> burundi's opposition rejected
the electoral commission's suggestion to delay a presidential election next month. they'll protest until the penalty gives up his bid for a third term. the government accuses the media of inciting unrest but journalists are refusing to stay silent. we have this report. >> some of these journalists have been accused by the burundi government of sympathizing with the failed coup. they say the radio and t.v. stations were destroyed by police officers. they're working on line from another location. >> it means being in danger. it means be hated by the government by the policeman be hated by those who are supposed to protect you and to let you do your job. it means being at the risk every day to be killed at any time. >> the station of course closed to the shooting between rival armies during the attempted coup in may.
some government officials accuse local independent journalists of inciting opposition members to protest against the president's third term bid. it's now calm, but you can see the battle scars. >> that's the radio station that was destroyed. the police aren't allowing anybody inside. some journalists have left the country, others are in hiding. >> government says things are different now and that journalists shouldn't be afraid. >> we really want to let them know that the government is ready, you know, to allow journalists do their job as they used to do before the media outlets were destroyed. we continue to believe that this is a country for all of its citizens including journalists. >> other independent media houses were attacked. most people in rural burundi the president's stronghold can only access broadcasts from the
state media. independent journalists say they won't be silenced, hoping the internet can help them give the other side of the story. >> more than 100,000 migrants have arrived in europe by sea so far this year, according to the u.n.'s international organization for migration. between january and may over 54,000 people landed in italy most of them crossing the mediterranean from libya. heavy thousand came from eritrea, the revert were from somalia, syria and gambia. grease has seen a dramatic increase in sea arrivals. 43,000 migrants, syrian and afghan arrived in the first five months of this year, more than the whole of last year. >> they face an uncertain future once they arrive. some were met on the island of lampedusa. >> their first steps on european
soil they arrive in the dark, not knowing exactly where they were haggard tired hungry and they left war behind them. this is a center they were brought to on that night they got off the ship. we came back to few days later to check on them and see how they are settling in and see if they are all still here or some have moved on. >> many of the women who were rescued just a few days ago have already been relocated to sicily to another center. they hope to join them soon. it's over, she says, thanking god. >> in the sea, i was really tired. the water was coming in and the boat was rocking. i kept my eyes closed the whole time. i had a headache and i was
dizzy. >> they had been stranded on a rubber dingy for 24 hours. they were terrified and disoriented when they were found. in the men's quarters, we meet him and his travel companions. he has been smiling ever since he saw the italians come to his rescue. at the time, he said he would celebrate drinking 10 pepsis. he didn't, but is happy anyway. they were very scared in libya. they were forced to drink fuel and sometimes had food once every three days. he has marks on his back. he was repeatedly beaten with an electrical rod by the smugglers. his friend has marks on his stomach. cigarette burns by that the guards at the libyan detention center. aid workers say they have seen
several similar cases. >> he said he did not have a shower for 40 days. soon they will move again. but he wants to stay in at this timely in rome. >> i still don't know what freedom means exactly. i have to discover it. i need to learn the laws, how to treat people, how to respect them and be respected. >> he left his wife and two children behind. he hopes to bring them over soon. by plane not across the sea. fate brought these young men together. their dramatic other deem created a bond they say can never be broken, one that gives them strength to face the
uncertainties of the future. al jazeera lampedusa. >> more now on migrants making such desperate journeys all over the world. tens of thousands of children cross over the mexican border into the united states last year. among them is victor, a 16-year-old from el salvador, who's case to stay in the u.s. is being heard by the court. we follow his story from los angeles. >> when we met victor in april he was waiting for a hearing before a u.s. immigration judge. he fled el salvador because members of a street gang repeatedly threatened to kill him. >> they held a knife to me. then they told my aunt they'd bring me back to her in a garbage back cut into pieces. >> monday, he did get his day in court but as his lawyer explains immigration law in the u.s. has strict requirements for
granting asylum, even for minors. >> these kids are being recruited left and right by the gangs. if refused, they are threatened with death and killed in some instances. that has been found not to to be protected social group or ground for finding asylum, unfortunately. >> his family brought a separate case in california's family court. they say that he is eligible for a special status for immigration for juveniles because he was abandoned by his father as an infant. the federal i am allegation court judge delayed available tories hearing until october saying she wanted to wait until the outcome of the proceedings before the california state family court will clear. victor is hopeful he'll be allowed to stay. >> i am more relaxed. i was nerve owls at first for my family. they were very worried. i had to tell them don't worry nothing will happen to me.
>> we will continue to follow his case as it makes its way through u.s. courts. al jazeera, los angeles. >> india's deadly heatwave has ended, parts of the south hit by heavy rains within the past 24 hours. the monsoon is a week late, but a relief from high temperatures throughout may. more than 2,000 people were killed because of the heat. let's get more now on what i'm sure are welcome monsoon rains with richard. >> many get the flooding which goes with it, flip side of the coin. it's interesting to note the heatwave across india where it compares with the deadliest. 2003, more than 71 people killed india 2015, the fourth or fifth deadliest on record. it has now broken.
a very messy picture, areas of clouds pushing in, clouds developing from the west up towards are parts of bangladesh, some heavy rain. the question is once the rain arrives, how heavy will it be. this is four or five days behind schedule. once it arrives, what is it actually going to deliver? the forecast is it will be 7% below normal. if you compare it with some of the big deficits we've had in the last century or so, top one third below average, it is not where it should be. in the forecast, heavy rain in the west, still heavy rain across bangladesh and eastern states of india. towards thursday, we expect the heavy rain to continue. >> thanks very much. do stay with us. we visit the world's largest
stories, iraqi forces backed by u.s. led coalition airstrikes opened supply lines to baiji and the nearby oil refinery. barack obama admitted the u.s. has no complete strategy against islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> the government in libya rejected a proposal to form a unity government. >> the united nations has more than 100,000 migrants have entered europe this year, almost all landing in italy and greece. >> islamic state of iraq and the levant attacked the northern city of mosul took it as quick lib as iraq's army left it. up until then, isil had just been a rebel group from syria that even al-qaeda disowned for being too extreme.
we have this report. >> the speed with which size as i will took huge amounts of territory shocked many. isil fighters faced little real resistance. in 24 hours the city was under their black flag and the impact felt across the world. >> it was a huge shock to the iraqi government and its people when isil took mosul exposing a lack of trust between the people of iraq and the government of maliki at the time. that hasn't changed even with the new government. >> many people began to blame maliki for pursuing sectarian policies that the next prime minister, al abadi has found difficult to remove despite promising to do so. >> maliki tried to control the power in iraq and that eliminated many people, including the sunni community. abaddi is more neutral but lacks
power because he has been left with many problems, including a massive budget deficit and powerful lobbies. it's going to be tough for him to turn things around. >> the iraqi army and shia militias fighting alongside them are having a tough time and face great challenges in defeating isil. when the capitol of anbar province ramadi fell to the radical group in may it exposed how tough and far from over this is. >> there is a lack of iraqi command and control. we don't have discipline within the ranks. the lack of reinforcement and strategy to win the fight we need better coordination over airstrikes and better equipment. >> 12 months is a significant time frame for isil. they reiterate their motto. others say they are taking advantage of a disjoint national strategy on isil. here in baghdad people are
worried that the current way of dealing with isil isn't working. >> the group's territory is a concern because they can use it as a base and send reinforcement to say iraq. without a solution in syria isil will remain a problem in iraq. al jazeera baghdad. >> the party of yemen's former president has welcomed u.n. brokers peace talks due to start in switzerland in a few days. the general people's congress party of ali abdullah saleh said it hasn't been form ally invited to the negotiations. it supports houthi rebels fighting of the ghost of adou rabbo mansour hadi. ali abdullah saleh was president for more than 20 years. >> spain's top prosecutor asked for investigation into suggestion that yemen future about a suicide attack before it happened in 2007. two died when a car bomb exploded at a temple in yemen. an al-qaeda in former said that
he warranted secured agencies before the talk but was ignored. he claims yemen did that not provide the information it was asked for. >> a recent agreement on a new constitution could lead to it being signed after years of delays. politicians protested earlier this year while debating the draft constitution. nepal will have eight federal states under newt deal. the constitution was supposed to be drafted in 2010, but the process has stalled because of political divisions. >> argentina, they are months away from presidential elections in some of the most powerful trade unions are calling for a one day general strike, demanding changes to tackle inflation and job insecurity. not all the unions agree. we have this report.
>> this is a show of force by argentina's powerful truck drivers union who held their own industrial action the week before the general strike. they are out again along with train drivers and airport workers, bringing argentina to a virtual stand still. >> we are holding the strike with hope it will generate expectation and population and be a show of force to the bosses the government that we are not prepared to surrender and will keep fighting for what's right. >> however many trade unions remain loyal to the president and her government, saying things aren't that bad and the problems they do have are not the government's fault. >> we believe that to hold this strike is to give or try to give the workers over to those who want to return to the old liberal politics.
>> with presidential elections four months away, there are demonstrations by different groups both for and against the government almost every day on the streets of buenos aires battling for influence and a share of the decreasing funds. >> the power was built largely with the backer of the workers and stayed in power. now an election year with inflation rampant they find them receivers in conflict. >> it will be up to the electoral to make sense of the divided movement and its relationship with the government. >> when there's inflation the unions want salaries to go up, and you have this conflict going on all the time, sort of stop goal policies where you tend to this group then that group and nobody is quite happy. >> the only certainty is that as the elections approach, argentina will be faced with
more strikes and protests like this one. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> hundreds of people in the u.s. state of texas are calling for a police officer to be fired after he was filmed throwing a teenaged girl to the ground at a pool party. dozens of protestors marched while chanting let's go swimming. the officer is seen waving a pistol at a group of african-american teenagers. he's been put on leave pending investigation. >> announcing 50,000 job cuts as part of a global restructuring program, europe's large evident bank plans to refocus on asia and cut costs with up to $5 billion within two years. that would reduce the size of its investment bank, pulling out of turkey and brazil. >> 800 of the world's urban
decision makers have arrived in jakarta to discuss the increase in their populations. cities in asia have grown faster than any other urban areas in the world. our correspondent reports from hong kong from one area at the center of the battle against developments. >> from afar, this collection of tin roofed houses seems unremarkable. you have to walk around its winding lanes to understand the areas unique history. just ask any of the shop keepers in the local market, like this one who has lived above his family's store for decades. >> when i moved in, there were dairy farms. at night, we would milk the cows so we would have milk to drink. >> this was the size of the first dairy farm which employed thousands until shut down 30 years ago. >> we know that the market was already in place in 1868. some people say it may have happened in the 1700's.
the people who live here farm or raise cattle. >> he lives at his farm at home divided among his brothers. he's part of a campaign group which managed to get the village on the world monument watch list as a threatened cultural heritage site, alongside places like venice. here a 45 square meter amount goes for about a million dollars. fewer than 3,000 people live in the village and many feel its days are numbered. >> many land developers are targeting this land. this they actually remove the village, for them, it will be a golden opportunity. >> the government bureau responsible for land development has acknowledged the village's cultural value but currently has no ledge reaction to save it.
>> disappointing at the moment, we only preserve individual buildings, not an area, not a zone. therefore, it is important for us to revisit the existing policy to reduce the concept of a special be protected area. >> this is the only surviving indigenous chinese village in hong kong with its pattern seen in its winding path and knows knit housing. >> in a sense, it is these narrow alley ways that are protecting the village. part of the land is owned by developers but construction almost impossible as there is no way for vehicle to say get through. >> the conservation group said the government has already approved planning documents and the towering buildings are a constant reminder that development is not far away. al jazeera, hong kong. >> china criticized the group of g7 leaders rewarding territorial claims in the east and south china seas. leaders exexpressioned concerns and called on all sides to
respect international law. the comments were seen as a criticism of china to create artificial islands to enforce its claims in the south chew in in a sea. >> rewarding the right and wrong of the. >> of the south china sea the international committee can reach a fair decision. >> digital libraries in schools and universities in nigeria are helping students learn. they don't require an incident are net connection. we report from central nigeria. the internet connection at university is down, but he is not bothered. he comes here to do research using something called the egranary. it stores documents and books on
a subscribers own computer so everyone can have access, even when there is no internet. >> it gives me an opportunity unlike the normal library whereby you go, read textbooks sometimes which are fairly outdated. it gives me an opportunity not only to access libraries in nigeria, but also library's over the world. >> the idea began here in nigeria, an american non-profit organization called wilder net gathers and stores millions of books and educational materials that can be accessed off line and at little or no cost. >> resources like this she helping institution with no to the internet, providing up to date material, especially for developing countries where funding for education is falling behind. students like these can look at
millions of books and other research materials off line. >> access to eresources is improving learning for teachers and students alike. >> let us use it to get results company conduct research. sometimes, we read from the screen sometimes we print up and save for later use. >> traditional libraries remain relevant and this isn't changing anytime soon. >> there are categories of scholars that really are not too comfortable or not technological and they would rather flip through the pages and they feel much more comfortable. >> the founders had four developing nations in mind where internet access can be a challenge. now from desktop the library wants to expand services from
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350,000-liters spilled when an oil tanker collided with a cargo vessel and sank. the mangroves are a unesco world heritage site and home to the threatened bengal tyler. many rare species live there including the dolphin. 2.5 million people live along the shorelines. many of them are fishermen. we have a report on how they are dealing with the spill six months on. >> things are finally getting back to normal. several months after a massive oil spill fish are starting to return. >> some fish died right when the spill happened and we couldn't catch much. then the river started to recover and it's now about the usual amount of fish. >> environmental activist feared the worst when the oil tanker sank in a protect the dolphin
sanctuary. damage was limited. a u.n. report found that the tide had quickly washed most of the oil out to sea. if the damage was minimal so are the lessons learned. >> this cargo vessel is going out the same route along the river where the oil spill tack place. the captain said he has to use this route regularly because it's the only way to get the cement that he's carrying into the rest of the country. >> with ships continue to go transport oil fertilizer and cement another potential disaster seems inevitable. sure enough, on may five, a ship carrying 200 tons of fertilizer sank nearby. the environmental damage is yet to be assessed. environmental concerns are dismissed by ship owners. >> i want to say this with all due respect to the environmental
activists. what do these people do? stage rallies and give speeches. yet somehow, they have very nice cars and house us. i don't know who is giving them money. >> while commercial traffic continues to flow through the sanctuary, he is no longer allowed access. the government has banned fishing in many parts of the rain forest because of concerns about over fishing. locals were among the first to join the clean up after the december spill eager to save their waters from the pollution. six months on, he doesn't see much of a future for him in the rain forest, which is not just the source of his livelihood, but also his home. that al jazeera bangladesh. >> let's get to the sport now. >> the international olympic committee has been listening to
presentations from the candidates for the winter games. each were given 90 minutes to win them over. kazakhstan is the largest country. they are confident of their chances. >> it's easy. we have money. we have money and would like to spend it for sport. we'd like to bring it to the world society. if you have money, you have money. if you don't have money, there is nothing. >> the chinese capital hoping to become the first city to host both a winter and summer olympic games, thoughen that of the alpine events will take place 200 kilometers from beijing. >> we have a very comprehensive
plan, the combination of perfect temperatures sufficient water supply and snow making equipment. the whole area, planning that is a priority is to make it more sustainable. >> voters rejected a plan to bid for the games. they pull would out after the norwegian government wouldn't provide the necessary guarantees. stockholm and sweden cited political support for their withdrawal. the political and that security uncertainty in ukraine forced a drop out of the race. >> members of the i.o.c. were expelled for bribery sparking mass reform within the organization. in light of fifa's ongoing
problems the president offered this advice. >> we know from our experience that the other part of the job that means putting everything on the desk can be a painful experience but that it is absolutely necessary to do this, as we have seen from our own history, because there i'm still convinced that only by doing this at the time will the i.o.c. restore its great ability. >> a man wanted by the united states authorities in connection with the fifa corruption investigation has turned himself into police in northern italy. the businessman has been placed on interpol's most wanted list as part of the probe which saw 14 arrested. he reportedly evade the arrest
during the initial raid in zurich at a hotel after spotting agents driving while he was eating breakfast. he is accused of paying bribes in exchange for marketing contracts. >> one of the united states star female footballers complained about the field and called it a nightmare. she credit islands the surface saying its affects the way the ball bounces and leaves burns on players' skin. this tournament is in canada, played exclusively on the fake turf are. it prompted legal action in the leadup to this event. japan began their title defense with a 1-0 win over switzerland. four games to come tuesday. as brazil meets south korea
colombia tackled mexico and france opened their campaign against england. >> the tampa bay lightning up to four straight away wins now. the latest victim the chicago blackhawks. ben bishop was doubtful to start the game but put his body on the line in the win. the other hero was paquette. tampa bay now 2-1 up in game four. >> i thought the first period probably was a few too many rebounds there. the guys did a great job of clearing those in the first. i felt better and more comfortable on some big block shots at the end and just a good team win all around.
obviously probably wasn't our best first but got better as the game went on. >> thursday, one of the toughest races in mountain biking, the tour against in australia. the sport is still finding itself trailing behind road cycling in both popularity and exposure. we have this report. >> set against austria's landscaping, despite a location to match the most iconic stages of the tour de france, you won't hear much about it. this is mountain biking, not road cycling. riders are faced with slope normally occupied by world cup skiers. they have going up as well as down. >> these riders have to generate the huge amounts of power on these climbs. there's four days with more than 200 kilometers and 6,000 feet. once up there there's no time
to enjoy the view. >> one time marathon world champion is a master at keeping rivals on bay at treacherous down him sections. with little money he's one of the few who can make a real living from this passion. >> since i got world champion, i'm also earning good money. it's not all about money. >> good money can mean a million dollars a year for some. the average pay is more like 10,000. most budding bikers have access to a road, but not a mountain. there's still room for improvement, even in the wide open spaces. >> it's all about to work with kids when they were young and bring them cycling together and especially for girls the field of women in mountain biking is
so small. >> it's very important to bring mountain biking in the television sport. once we're in the public view. >> it's a question of time. >> road cycling you think about the four did he france. mountain biking only exists 25 years. it's not like road cycling. >> 2016 providing a major boost mountain biking may have to be content with a steady climb towards popularity. al jazeera austria. >> the rest of the days big sports stories are on aljazeera.com/sport. thanks for watching. >> we'll see you later. do stay of with us here on al jazeera. i'll be right back with another full half hour bulletin of news, right ahead.