>> hello, i'm maryam nemazee. this the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minut minutes. yemen's children living in fear and starvation, the disregard for human life. a roadside explosion in turkey, and two attackers detonate a bomb in istanbul. and isil killed a leading archeologist who spent half his
life carrying for the ancient city of palmyra. >> hello, our top story, united nations security council members have just been briefed about the full scale of the horror in yemen. speaking after visiting the country, emergency stephen o'brien said the suffering there is almost incomprehensible. that's as the u.n. children's agency unicef said that children are dying every day, and those who survive live in constant fear. it said that the war escalated in march when 398 children died and 605 were injured. meanwhile, a report from amnesty international said that the conflict has gone too far. all sides can be held
responsible for war crimes. this is the update from the u.n. a short time ago. >> the needs of the people are massive. this is exacerbated by i a embedments of imports with the widespread scarcity of food and fuel. this is why airports and sea ports need to remain open and be used for commercial imports and humanitarian supplies without restrictions. disregard for human life by all patriots continues with a attacks on residential areas and infrastructure having a disproportionate impact on the lives of yemen. reports of airstrikes and shelling around the port this week damaged the main life lines of import of basic goods, fuel, medicine and food.
this is in co unacceptable. >> 1.8 million children are expected to suffer malnutrition. a fifth of yemen's population is severely food insecure and depend on help to survive. >> once their playground these streets are now a battleground. four the children in yemen, war means being forced to grow up quickly. >> m >> i can't sleep. i'm afraid this war will expand and i'll lose friends in this war. >> on average three people are killed in the fighting every day. five more are wounded. many maimed for life.
>> these deaths are unnecessary, and in the vast majority of the people in yemen have nothing to do with this. they won't have nothing to do with this. they want to go about, they want to live their lives, educate their children and see their children grow up. they don't want this. and they are suffering unnecessarily. >> it's not just about direct attacks. even before the conflict access to food and water in this impoverished country was difficult. that situation is far more dire now. [ baby crying ] >> children who don't have enough to eat are turning up in hospitals. nearly 2 million expected to suffer from malnutrition this year. the u.n.'s world food program estimates one in every five yemenis are severely food insecure. >> between the lack of available food, the lack of access by humanitarians to the vulnerable populations. the lack of access by those who
can't buy food. the lack of fuel to help people move around the country to get to mill grains when it comes in, and the lack of clean water, a perfect storm that is brewing inside yemen right now. >> every facet of life in yemen has been disrupted. markets with limited food. hospitals strained to the limit. schools unable to stay open. the concern is that children will continue to bear the brunt of this war along after the fighting is over. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> well, earlier the humanitarian chief briefed the council of yemen. gabriel elizondo joins me now. it was a moving testimony given by stephen o'brien describing the scale in yemen in terms of
meeting people's need and gaining access to the country. >> that's right. it was a very gloomy picture that stephen o'brien painted. he just got back from yemen. visited several cities over several days. his message to the security council was one that the humanitarian crisis in yemen is getting worse not better. he painted a very dark picture of the situation there. let me give a couple of numbers. these are really shocking. he reported to the security council there are 1.5 million internally displaced people in yemen. he said more than 1,000 children have been killed or injured in the conflict. and out of the 26 million yemenis, that's the population, 4 out of every 5 are now in need of some sort of humanitarian aid. o'brien visited several hospitals while he was there, and he gave anecdotes about what he saw. the lights were flickering in one hospital because they didn't have enough fuel to power the emergency generators. some people, patients were
having to sleep on the floor of the hospital, use cardboard as mattresses and many hospitals are running dangerously low on emergency medical supplies. so the situation is very desperate, very grave. and as fares the u.n. itself was having a hard time. they evacuated a lot of their staff into neighboring djibouti. that's where there are 20,000 yemeni refugees, by the way, but they're having a hard time getting their staff back in to yemen. he hopes to set up several u.n. command centers. once the security situation stabilizes, but they don't know when that will happen. clearly the frustrations that the u.n. has on getting their staff and offices back up and running because many of them had-looted. many of the u.n. vehicles had been stolen, destroyed, their problems that the u.n. is facing pales in comparison to the human suffering going on with innocent
civilians on the ground. >> we must not forget that yemen is the poorest country in the arab world and was already heavily reliant on imports before this latest round of violence. what recommendations did the humanitarian chief have in terms of funding when it comes to rebuilding the country and meeting existing fuel and medicine needs? >> well, o'brien was very clear on this. he told the security council that the u.n. has only received to date a little over 280 million of the 1.6 billion that the y. said that they need to fund the humanitarian effort. that's only 18% that they've received of what they need. they said that saudi arabia has promised $250 million. the u.n. has yet to receive that yet. he painted very desperate situation in terms of funding because he said in order to carry on these humanitarian efforts and they're absolutely enormous, they need the money.
he said that this is a yemen has become the most underfunded humanitarian crisis in the world to date. that's a desperate situation there for the united nations as well. the international community really needs to step up and not only talk about helping yemen, but also really give them money that is needed to make it happen. >> live for us. thank you very much. there is much more to come for you. the new rape allegations by peace keepers in central african republic. we'll bring you the latest on that story. also a palestinian hundreder striker ends its protest after israel suspends it's detention. and nfl brawlers will tell you what sparked this fight between two teams at a joint training camp.
>> president erdogan could give the mandate to form a new government to another party, but he hinted that we won't do that. this comes during a time of increased violence in turkey. an explosion in one area. and two men arrested for an explosion. and then there was fighting between pkk and turkey security forces. >> the eight soldiers killed in southern turkey were in a vehicle that rolled over, drove over a roadside bomb that the
security says that was detonat detonated. they're blaming fightings from the kurdistan workers party the pkk. there are other soldiers on that vehicle who were wounded. this afternoon in istanbul some shops were fired. one police officer was slightly wounded in that attack. nobody yet claiming responsibility for it. all of that coming as turkey heads to a second election in six months. the ruling party failed to find a coalition partner, so now president erdogan is set to call those new elections. they're likely at some time in the end of october and the end of november, and until then an election government will be formed, a caretaker government, that will be made up of all the parties represented in parliament at the moment. until the first time the akp will have to do what it has been trying to avoid having to do,
and that is though share power. positions will have to be given to others. the chp will get ministerial positions as well will the right-wing party mhp. there is likely to be quite a fractious government in turkey. those governments are ideologically opposed unlikely they're going to be able to agree upon at a time when turkey is facing security threats on its border with syria, and it says from the pkk as well a time when turkey might need a stable government. >> from the center of turkish studies, he joins me now to shed more light on the recent stories in the country. how might the instability in turkey impact elections should they go ahead? >> well, it has been a very tumultuous period. it's difficult to say what will happen next. no one really knows each and every day you hear news of
soldiers being killed, and the violent clashes between the kurdish armed group pkk. the new election is always a good sign in terms of democracy. we don't really know--i mean, there is always the potential for the terror attacks to intensify in the follow-up to the elections in the wake of the elections. >> would that work out in the party's favor? >> um, no really knows again. there are some polls that suggest that this--the recent two months will favor the akp. however, there are also claims that this may not--the nationalists might vote for the nationalist movement party, and the liberals might carry on for the pro-kurdish party across the election threshold. we see a more splintered political landscape in the aftermath. >> certainly, certainly.
the polarization of the society is definitely reflected on the government's coalition talks and they haven't been able to form a coalition. and along with the election talks there have been feared that there is going to be violent clashes president erdogan literally referred to the june elections more like the election that created an new enemy. >> you say that the society is much more polarizing than it was. >> it has been for quite some time. >> and for some time the rhetoric that erdogan is using with us and them, the pkk and the kurds increasingly targeted. does erdogan stand to win the nationalist vote in new elections? >> definitely. there is that, and also people are concerned about their
safety. and there is a nice effect on turkey's border as well. and of course, people want stability, people want their liberties. and now we're talking about a renewal of june elections. on the other hand, the akp parties suffered its biggest electoral set back in june. how difficult will it be for them to regain a majority power? >> um, it will be--it will be quite difficult. it's very difficult to say, and the country is very polarized. so you get various analysis proven against, and we don't really know what lies in the future. but it is a bit of a dangerous past because many--many people have been killed in the last
30--in the last two weeks particularly. so it's been quite tumultuous. >> the party was--how difficult would it have been to predict events playing out right now because of the era of the act party? they focus officially very much on the economic agenda, on joining the e.u. that very much seems to have changed, and things are much more instable in the country than they were a few years ago. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> are people disappointed about that? >> i think so. i think the akp base is disappointed with that. the economy is actually almost going into a crisis. it's a very week daughter, and more importantly peace talks with the kurds have some how collapsed the cease-fire has ended, and this is quite a warring situation. >> well, from the center from turkish studies, thank you for sharing thoughts with us today.
>> well, in other developments at least ten kurdish fighters have been killed in a suicide attack in syria. a car bomb targeting the kurdish headquarters, kurdish forces have been some of the most successful in fighting isil, which has seized large parts of syria and iraq. also a leading archeologist working in palmyra has been beheaded by isil. he was abducted in may when heritage captured the world heritage site. >> neave barker has our report. >> it's here where the 82-year-old academic is believed to have been beheaded by the islamic state in iraq and the levant. before the syrian conflict, palmyra's ancient buildings and amphitheater drew tourists
around the world. as head of antiquities he oversaw years of researcher and restoration at the world heritage site gaining international recognition. >> he was so much involved with the city, the culture and archeological, i said he would live there and die there if need be, and he did pay the ultimate price. >> he showed many dignitaries around the site, but then the war came to palmyra. fighting between syrian rebels and rebel forces peppered the ancient buildings with bullet holes. and then isil arrived. assad stayed in palmyra to help evacuate the museum's valuable contents but was taken hostage and reportedly interrogated. isil has destroyed hundreds of heritage sites across syria and iraq.
sledgehammers and power drills have been used to ruin artifacts. some pieces have been smuggled out of the conflict zone but it's not known how much damage they've caused at palmyra. it's believed that isil sold some pieces on the black market to fund their campaign. this video shows 25 men in a packed amphitheater before their apparent execution. and now the beheading of khaled assad, an afte an archaeologists now at the mercy of isil. neave barker, al jazeera. >> new allegations of rape by u.n. peace keepers have emerged. the families of three young women say that the women were raped by members of the militia contingent. well, with more on this,
al jazeera's kristen saloomey joins us live from new york. this is the latest in a series of allegations made against peace keepers in the central african republic. tell us more about these new claims? >> well, as you said, south sudan has been criticized heavily with misconduct over the la lethe last three months. we know that the rapes were reported by their families to the mission on the very same day that ban ki-moon fired the head of minusca. and he did so when he fired the
head of the mission, ban ki-moon was citing instances of peace keepers killing armed civilians and allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl. the latest allegation in a string of allegations. some 60 total leveled at u.n. peace keepers. so clearly a troubled mission. on this latest incident we don't have a lot of information, but have a listen to what the spokesperson for the general secretary said. >> on the central african republic, the u.n. mission there said this morning that a new series of disturbing allegation of misconduct has come to light. these new allegations concern a report that three young females were raped by three members of the military contingent. the allegations were reported to
the mission's human rights division on the 12th of august. >> now, the united nations isn't saying which country the peace keepers allegedly involved in this incident are from. there are some 19,000 soldiers and police officers from 45 different countries serving in the central african republic at this time. but under the u.n.'s rules, the country that the peace keepers come from is responsible for initiating an investigation, and handling any criminal proceedings. the u.n. is saying that they will give the country ten days to initiate an investigation and if that does not happen, the u.n. is going to step in because clearly the u.n. feels it must address what has become a very embarrassing problem for the international body. >> kristen saloomey thank you. palestinian hunger striker has ended his protest. israel suspended his detention while he received medical treatment. the lawyer has been held since
november, and he has not eaten for 65 days. he denies the israeli allegation that he's related to a group jihad. there are reports that he suffered brain damage. we're in jerusalem with this update. >> the legal basic behind this release from administrative detention really has to do with his health. the judges effectively decided that because his health is so poor after being on a hunger strike for 65 days, that he no longer posed a threat, and therefore they could suspend his admin traysive detention. it leaves the door wide open for mohammed to be put back in administrative detention if his health is improved enough to make him viewed as a threat, at least in the eyes of the israeli authorities. whatever the case, his hunger strike has put into sharp focus, israeli law recently passed which allows for the force
feeding o in the hunger strike. doctors said they will not force feed hunger strikers. but the reason why this is controversial is because it effectively cuts off what palestinian prisoners see as her only real form of violent protest. in the background we have the substantive issue of detention, effectively the imprisoning of people without charge up to six months, renewable every six months indefinitely. something that has been criticized by legal agencies here in israel and, indeed, around the world. but that over 400 palestinians still find themselves in. >> still to come for you on the news hour from london, hundreds of refugees have moved on from the greek island of kos after
desperate journeys to reach europe. hiding the true scale of an oil spill in siberia, and preparing to say goodbye. we'll hear from sri lanka, how they're planning to send off one of their most successful batsman. the truth about that gruesome night? >> i wanted people to hear the true story of till.
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getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et >> welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. let's take you through the top stories. the u.n. emergency you want said 9 scale of suffering in yemen is almost incomprehensible. turkey's president said the country is moving swiftly through early elections. and isil fighters have beheaded a leading archaeologists in syria. 82-year-old khaled assad spent half his life looking after the
ancient city of palmyra. he had been abducted in may. thai police have issued an arrest warrant for the main suspect for the explosion in bangkok that killed 22 people. he was seen carrying in a sack and walking without it just before the explosion. the police are also looking for two other men seen in that video. protesters in tianjin after explosions forced them out of their homes. they're demanding more compensation after their homes were left badly damaged. ten executives of the storage facility have been detained in the explosion that killed 100 people. >> we'll thoroughly investigate them and deal with them seriously in accordance with the law. we'll show no leniency, that's my promise to everyone. >> south korea is beginning to
work to raise the ferry which capsized last year killing more than 300 people. relatives are hoping that th they wilnine missing people will be found. >> many have been waiting for this recovery operation to get under way. there has been a good deal of debate in government circles about whether to raise it at all, and the debate of the practicecalty of it and it's effectiveness. they decided that they will raise it and it will cost in excess of $17 million u.s. dollars, and it will be difficult and intricate. first the survey period, and then divers will put netting over the openings to prevent any of the missing nine people who may still be on board that ship
to prevent their remains from floating out. then they'll try to inflate portions of the ship to give it more bouyantcy, insert beams underneath it, and carry it on a rig to support the entire vessel that they take it to shore where they'll put it on a floating dock and then to shore. it will be a difficult and costly operation. we spoke to one mother of a 17-year-old boy who died in the ferry disaster. she said they'll maintain this vigil until the very end to make sure that the ship is raised and as much that can be found out about the circumstances about south korea's biggest civilian disaster. >> thousands of migrants are leaving for europe. on tuesday six syrian refugees
drowned when they are boat overturned and on monday dozens were rescued after being rescued on a nearby island. on another boat to the mainland they went to the border of macedonia. this is a frequent site where people wait to board trains headed to macedonia. and then another train takes them further north. as many as 2,000 people crowd this train station every day. jonah hull has more now on the refugee's desperate journeys. >> an early morning rescue by the greek coast guard. another precarious vessel in distress. many others do make it across. this is a family of syrian refugees who finely arrive on the shores in the european union.
>> did you pay somebody for this boat? >> 1,000-- >> per person? >> $500 for children. >> the shoreline is littered with the remnants of overnight arrivals. it is a fairly short but sometimes a perilous crossing from turkey. on monday night six people, including a child, are confirmed to have drowned when their dinghy overturned. this boat arrived at 2:00 a.m. according to a witness from a nearby hotel who said that 50 people clamored off and went down the beach. >> this may be the ends, if you like from the journal from turkey. it's fast and reliable and those on board paid $2,000 a head to make the journey. this is the budget travel line,
an airline dinghy. >> using such a vessel these pakistanis were lucky to survive. >> we're coming at this site. our bags are empty. we row this boat, three of us. >> the boat was drifting, and then the coast guard-- >> the cost guard rescued them. >> the cost guard returns to port not for the first time this morning heavily ladened once again, and it won't be the last. al jazeera, on the island of k kos. >> from the international rescue committee, he's recently been on a greek island where many refugees have arrived. thank you for taking the time to speak to us. we've seen a spike in the number of people arriving in greece
over the past few days. what sort of problems and conditions are they likely t to encounter on their arrival. >> there are a number of people arriving to the greek islands. the international rescue committee has been working on the island since july. when i was there last it was about 1,000 people a day, the estimate. that's gone up to 3,000 people a day was the last number that i heard reported. the conditions, as you said, are rather poor. they're working to bring it to international standards, but it is still not where it needs to be for the number of people that are arriving every single day. >> of course, what is making the situation worst is at the same time it's becoming increasingly difficult for people to leave and continue with their
journeys. why is that? what's changed? >> so the big change recently is that it's the height of tourist season in europe. and the greek islands, especiallare a favorite destination of many. >> right, of course we know that greece is dealing with a number of problems right now, not least an economic crisis. it really doesn't have, perhaps some would argue, the infrastructure and resources to deal with the influx of migrants on the scale that we've seen in these dire conditions. many people when they arrive to the islands, what more needs to be done to help them. >> much more needs to be done. we need to find a solution to allow these people their journeys. they need to allow people to continue further on into europe. we need to find safe and legal routes that will prevent people were taking such a dangerous
journey in the first place, and we need to find ways to address the conflicts in the countries of or je origin where the refugees are coming from. >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much. >> now the netherlands given the green light after germany's parliament voted it through earlier. berlin voted 4-1 in favor of greece's financial package. but there was a rebellion i don't know within the ranks of angela merkel's conservative party, saying this is the last time she can come to the aid of athens. they just said that no vote is required, and the netherlands approve the bailout. funds should now be released in time for greece to make a repayment due on thursday. now, a russian court has sensed an estonian policeman for 15 years in prison for spying. arrested last september when he
said i was caught in russia territory with a gun, cash, and hidden recording device. but estonia said that he was abducted at gunpoint at a border crossing. the eurean union said that the detention is illegal. russian authorities have been accused of covering up the scale of an oil spill in siberia in june. environmentalists say that the government is vastly has under reported how much oil leaked as the oil companies have accused him of exaggerating. rorychallands investigates. >> as any detective will tell you, the work is far from glamorous. an environmental activist for greenpeace. still she's on the hunt for evidence, and she's finding it. the cover up investigating has not been particularly thorough. >> the company brings the fresh
sand and soil and just covers the entire oil spill and the layer of the fresh soil. >> on june 23rd an unknown amount of crud oil burst into the flooded river in western siberia, and a slick spread out across the flood plan plain. >> they announced only 450 kilometer450 kilos spilled. but 450 kilos cannot pollute such a great landscape. >> people found blackwater gushing from their taps and animals coated in crude. a month and a half later they're still tallying up the damage. >> we lost everything that was here. the potatoes carrots and onions.
we were told that they would replace the soil but what about the food. there is a winter to get through. >> we don't know how bad this spill is compared to other russian spills because the data just isn't published. not the amount of oil that leaked or the number of areas polluted. but we do know the number of pipeline ruptures. 12,000 in 2014. that's 32 every day. >> the root root of the problem is russia's aging oil infrastructure. modernizing it is costly. every year millions of tons of crude is spilled largely unpunished, and fines, if they are ever given are small.
>> the scale of the incident was blown out of proportion by environment organizations. all oil companies have to deal with it because oil companies are considered to be rich. >> they say the cleanup work goes on, but these diggers are removing floating booms, the only efforts we could see. the story of this oil spill is still written all over this landscape in black inc. rory challands, russia. >> well, hundreds of u.s. troops are being sent to help control wildfires that have broken out across parts of california. authorities say 18 fires are burning in the state, and at least nine other states also are reporting large fires. california has been left vulnerable made worse by the heatwave over the summer. we're joined now from chelan in
washington state where homes have been destroyed by the fire. can you start by describing the situation for us? >> yes, the winds have been picking up. they were beginning to get the upper hand on this particular fire even though it has grown to more than 75,000 acres. they had it 50% contained. but the forecast had called for this strong wind gust and firefighters really do not want to see this. this is what caused it to become so large last week over the weekend when it was sparked by lightening. this is the concern. hundreds of homes remain in the path of the fire. they're back in the air. making drops of retardants. they're on the lines digging trenches and doing back burning trying to slow down this fire.
now where they are about 50% contained here to the north of us, and another wildfire is continue to go grow and some homes were detroi destroyed there. no numbers yet. people are called all across the country and around the world. prison inmates are being used to fight the fire. the u.s. military today, the active duty service men are receiving training, some 200 troops will be out on the lines within the weekend. state national guard members are out on the line. they're trying to get as many people as they can to fight this battle.
they may diminish because of this wind and the kinds of drops will be problematic and more difficult. so very tough times ahead in the next couple ever days. >> thank you very much. now, treasure hunters in the u.s. state of florida has discovered a trove of spanish gold coins worth $4.5 million. [ cheering ] yep, divers brought the 350 coins to the surface. three centuries to the date after the ships they were on sank during a hurricane. nine of the coins actually wer were--only 20 such coins were known. the treasure hunter said that he did not do it for the money. florida state will take 20% of the booty all the same.
the japanese rocket is on its way to the international space station in attempt to take supplies to the six-man crew. >> two, three, one, the engines igniting, lift off. >> japanese for white stork, lifted off from the space center in southern japan after a delay because of bad weather. it's scheduled to reach the space station on monday bringing much needed food and equipment after a series of failed supply missions. we have much more to come for you on the al jazeera news hour after the break. including athletics governing body shoes seth coe in the wake of doping allegations. >> i'm charlie angela in h
>> welcome back. now the largest annual arts festival in the world is taking place in edinburgh. coming from 39 different countries converging on the scottish capital with 300 shows scheduled to take place over 25 days. the festival is completely open access so a new talent does not need to wait for an invitation. they can just turn up and perform.
we're at the heart of the action. >> edinburgh is engulfed of performers who are using every nook and cranny of the city. the festival is open to anyone with a story to tell. that makes it an unique environment. [ phone ringing ] >> good morning, reservations. thank you for holding. yes. >> marcus has already made it big as a comedian on tv, but he keeps coming back. >> well, how are you? >> it attracts everybody. huge name comics, brand new people waiting to be discovered. >> he started out playing to empty seats but now can sell hundreds of tickets a night. >> i was discovered here. i won the award in '96. met tv and radio producers and h he he haddin heproducers and
edinburgh is where i made it. >> amy is making her stand up debut in the festival in a tiny venue with a luke warm crowd. [ laughing ] >> she said she has to be at edinburgh to get noticed. >> i will lose a few grand at the end, and i still will have a good time in h edinburgh. everybody makes money apart from the artists. >> but money is not the main objective. it is here they hope to hone their craft and hopefully find an agent.
>> people here will end up touring, end up on television, end up on films. >> the next big thing could be at a church or even on a bus, some of the spaces transforming into stages. and with costs soaring, they know that it might break the bank but not their spirit. >> time now for all your sport with summer. >> thank you so much, we start with the champions league and two times runners up. valencia has taken a step closer by beating monaco. the spanish side with 3-1 winners. they got them scoring in the fourth minute. and al jazeera international also getting on the score sheet. in other games celtic can see the late and crucial away goal as they bea win 3-2.
real madrid already in the group stages have completed the signing o from inter milan. he joins on a six-year contract for $38 million. 21-year-old is excited about joining real and linking up with galactico in particular. >> i know every player here. it's great. there is one, of course, who is the greatest. the one who gets most of the goals around madrid, and that's christian ronaldo. as i said it's a huge honor for me to be part of this team with players who have been through so many experiences when i'm just starting. >> double champion runners sebastian coe has elected as
president of the sports governing body. from beijing, our china correspondent reports. >> it was a secret vote for a very public role. an election to choose a president for a sport in crisis. and the front run triumphed. weary but relieved. >> this for me is the pinnacle. it is my sport, my passion, the thing that i always wanted to do. >> the double olympic champion faced only one contender, the former ukrainian pole vaulter. coe won by 23 votes. a margin of 10%. the final stages of the election were overshadowed by intense criticism of the world body, allegations that it failed to act on evidence of widespread blood doping between 2001 and 2012. coe has been a president
since 2007. >> there is a zero tolerance to the sport. that is something that will be under vigilance. i'll want to sit down and discuss with my colleagues. >> his supporters insist that he can't help but support the image of track and field. >> here he's taking on a sport that has many challenges. some are talking about being in crisis. he has to be the man to turn it around. >> the outgoing president from senegal recently turned 82, and he has been in the job 16 years. he's defended the body's handling of doping under his watch. sebastian coe takes over a governing body that has been under siege in recent weeks. now on the eve of championships in beijing he has pledged to
clean up world athletics. but to do that he needs more money and town. >> adrian brown, al jazeera. beijing. >> going into the final ashes test against england's cricketers on thursday, the australian captain michael clark admits that supporters have every right to field that he and his side have left them down. it will be the last time the 34-year-old will be leading into the test. clark is looking for an improved display. >> they expect the leader to lead from the front and stand up. so criticism is certainly warranted. like i say we're looking forward to finishing the series on a high. >> and england captain alastair cook said that his side doesn't want to let the intense ultimate slip as they publish for a 4-1
series win. that would be england's most comprehensive victory since winning the 1978 and 1979 series in australia, 5-1. >> it's all about making sure that we play the way we want to play. our attitude is the right altitude, and the guys are playing to their strengths as players, and playing the way they want to play. so that's important. and the result has looked after itself. >> retiring after sri lanka competes it's second test against india which begins on thursday. it's one short of australian. the record of 12 double centuries in tests. >> just win a score of 100 tomorrow. it's extremely hard, and they're determined to do that.
i truly wish and hope that he does that. yes, i mean, it's going to be an emotional game for him as well because he has been with us so long, and with the international game for so long. as i always say, he has been the backbone of cricket. >> a massive role has broken out between dozen of players. one got punched in the face. tension had been building between the teams for the last few days. the coaches could nothing to pry apart their teams. they later said that there was no excuse for the bad behavior. and there is more sport on our website. you can check out www.aljazeera.com/sport.
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>> yemen's children living with war and starvation. the humanitarian chief accuses the warring sides of disorderi disregarding human life. >> hello, i'm maryam nemazee. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up. eight soldiers are killed in an roadside explosion in turkey, and attackers in istanbul. isil behead a leading archaeologists who spent half his life caring for the ancient city of p