announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour, i'm jane dutton, live from al jazeera headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes... ..nowhere to go. angry scenes in hungary as budapest main railway station remains closed to refugees. the congolese rebel leader pleads not guilty at a war crimes trial in the hague. the u.n. warns that economic
blockades could make gaza uninhabitable in lows than five years. >> and i have the sport - race in rugby. south africa faces a court case over the make-up of its squad, that could stop it playing in the world cup we begin the newshour off the coast of turkey, where 11 syrian refugees died, and five are missing, after their boats sank near the resort down. at least three children are among the victims, trying to make the short but dangerous crossing to the greek island of cos. the turkish koes guard is continuing -- coast guard is continuing search operations in the area in hungary, hundreds of refugees are denied access to budapest's main railway station. we are looking at live pictures
coming from there. you see how many are milling around with everything they own, and nowhere to go. hungarian police are preventing anyone without a valid e.u. visa entering the station. many of the refugees want to the board trains to germany. andrew simmonds is at the train station in budapest. what will happen to them. how long will they stay their for? >> it's a good question. i don't have an answer too it. ask the people, and they'll stay until they get a train. the reality of the situation is they don't want to be here. the hungarian government doesn't want them here, it's a stand off. how long it will last remains to be scene. what is a fact, without any shadow of doubt, is that these people resort to getting people smugglers as a result of this situation, and a lot of humanitarian workers and international organizers warn that this could happen on a
regular basis. the hungarian government is intent on bringing more draconian laws, criminalizing the act of coming into the country, and also a raft of new measures involving more draconian laws for the military and the police. this is how the situation is playing out right now. [ chanting ] germany may have been a destination they could reach on monday. not any more. the refugees feared this would chappen - and it did. >> tell us this is the solution. anyone could be in issue situation. everyone can have it. make it our solution, find for us a solution. >> such dramatic contrast on monday. now the police, instead of letting people on board the trains are stopping them getting trains are stopping them getting access to the station. look at the atmosphere. these people just waiting, with
no word of what might happen, many that have brought tickets, barred from entry into the station. demonstrations, vocal but not aggressive, carried on through the day. perhaps the dilema the refugees are in is conveyed more by exhausted families that brought their tickets on the to be turned away. they settle the in the shade, wherever they could find it, refusing to move. once again the issue of free movement in europe, and the biggest crisis since the world war ii is paying out in front of a capital city. >> it's a shame. normal hungarian people don't want it. we want to help them. i came to see, maybe i could help. a german politician on a
fact-finding tour is appalled. >> it's a failure of human rights in europe. this is what i have to say. this is what i have to say. c massive human rights here, people on the streets for days and days. hardly any water, hardly any food. at the border town we met a 13-year-old syrian boy, escaping dara with his sister. four days later he spotted him in the crowd here. trying to get information. he is frustrated. >> the police don't like the syrian. in serbia, macedonia, greece. >> what is the message then? >> my message. please help syria. they need help now. you just stop the world, and we don't want to the go to europe. we stop the world in syria. >> reporter: a young voice with a simple message, but words that seem to carry little weight here. >> reporter: tell me what is
going on though. so that is the situation right now. now, the government is saying that european union, other e.u. states, brussels, germany, the united nations humanitarian - the high commission for refugees, u.n.h.c.r., are encouraging refugees to come to europe, and will put a resolution through parliament to that effect. effectively also accusing these agencies, these governments of encouraging migration, and effectively killing people. that's what many politicians are saying. with me now is the un h.r. c's regional representative for central europe. >> what do you say to this situation? many say it's unacceptable. >> it is unacceptable. we see here at one of the main squares in budapest, the hungarian capital, 1,000, maybe 2,000 people right now. we see men, women, mothers,
small children, and they are waiting for some decision from the authorities, which are waiting for the e.u. countries, there's sn urgent need to solve the problem. >> what is the u.n.h.c.r. doing about the situation. it seems to be volunteers giving human tearian aid. it's a crisis in front of people's eyes, and little in the way moving the situation long. in is amazing. they are doing an amazingon. in e.u. countries and countries of the developed world, un h.r. c has a specialist mandate. this is their task. to take care and assist them. >> they don't want to do that. they have made that clear. at government level, they don't want to people here. they want to criminalize the act
coming into the country, and are stopping them coming into the railway station. >>. >> the hungarian authorities can't cope with the situation and need international effort to solve the problem. this is not a challenge for hungary only, it's a challenge for the continent. for europe. there is a need, an e.u. cooperation and effort to find the solution to this situation what is the solution, would you say? >> it's a political solution, legal solution, the european asylum system is not planned for this situation. it has to be changed. modifieded. it has to be developed and kind of changed to be into line with the situation. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> that is the situation, and a complete stalemate here, and we'll see in parliaments starting on thursday, tabling of
new measures against refugees, which will be voted on if it's a fast-tracked process on friday. >> thank you for that. around 2,500 people arrived at perez poured in athens. the greek government chartered a ferry to transport refugees. most of them fled the war in syria. john psaropoulos is live in athens. what has been happening. >> yes, as you said, that 2,500 arrived. that ferry is going back and forth between athens and the ides. it's bringing a load of that size roughly every 18-24 hours. last night we had the arrival of a separate ship with 1700 arrivals from the eastern aegean, and this is going on all the time. don't forget the people have to be processed. they have to be identified, and there are international legal rules for how they may enter
greece, even if it's for transit purposes. all of it is down on the eastern islands. there's humanitarian work fishing them out of the water. the coast guard in the last 24 hours mound more than 1,000 people in the water, brought them on to shore and protested them. and there are more than that who succeed in reaching islands in in their rubber dinghies, and are recorded once they make their way to police stations. as that little boy inside my colleague andrew simmonds' report said the route through greece, serbia, the goal is to reach, in the case of the syrians who are the majority entering europe, germany or sweden, the top two asylum receiving countries, with hungary and italy following behind. the four countries together have received 70% of asylum
applications this year, in the european union. it's an enormous humanitarian and legal problem. what it is leading to, which we saw this hungary if greece, there's political rejections and repercussions. not all parties are willing to treat this as a question of humanitarian assistance and international law. some are willing to pay politics with it. we are likely to see that in the general election campaign in greece. >> john psaropoulos, we'll leave it and move to other news two red cross workers have been shot dead in yemen, attacked by gunmen north of the capital sanaa. the red cross says they were killed in their car, as they travelled back to the city. the aid agency stopped working in aiden after the fers officers were attacked there. >> former congolese leader bosco
has pleaded not guilty to war crimes at his trial. the charges against him include murder, rape and recruitment of child soldiers. barnaby phillips is live for us at the hague. what do we know other than him pleading not guilty, barnaby? >> the course session got under way a couple of hours ago. we heard from the chief prosecutor and she made a strong and compelling case of the atrocities that bosco is accused of. they were graphic, some of the details. horrific murder of small children. the way in which many girls were recruited by the u b.c., the rebel force, that they had a senior position in, and were used for the sexual gratification of the soldiers, handed from one soldiers to another. he listened throughout, pretty
calmly, dressed in a grey suit, a silver tie, looking swarve. when he stood up to deny the charges, he was calm. his voice was very, very quiet. we had to strain to here him say he's not guilty of all the charges. >> it's going to go on for a long time. what is likely to happen next. >> well, the prosecution will carry on throughout today at least. probably until the middle of the afternoon, 3 o'clock or so in holland. we hope to hear from bosca and uganda when the defense start saying - giving its version of events. but you are right, the trial, itself, will last weeks, if not months. something like 88 witnesses called, many of them travelling
over from eastern congo, from eritrea, including former child soldiers, and gets to one of the problems with the trial. there's a body of opinion that wanted it to take place in the capital city, to get a strong message to eastern congo to show people that justice was being done, and the warlords wreaking havoc in eastern congo will be held accountable. several prosecution witnesses came under intimidation, mentioned today as in itself a series crime that has been part of the process, if you like, the baggage of getting bosco to court. the feeling was for practical reasons and security reasons, it was ultimately safer to hold the trial in the hague thank you barnaby phillips.
plenty more ahead on the newshour - including... ..china's military falls into line for world war ii commemorations. neighbours are never before seen display of fire power. plus, i'm rory challands in the wide open places of far eastern russia, there are not many people that live out here, it doesn't mean those that do want to share it with the chinese. keep watching to find out why. >> jo will tell you how tennis's bad boy let the us open slip from his fingers. at least 18 turks are among 20 workers kidnapped by masked men in baghdad, taken from a construction site in habibia on wednesday. zeina khodr has more turkey has confirmed the
kidnapping of a number of their citizens. these were construction workers. they were taken from the actual site of the construction in the early baurs of the morning. what we understand from the iraq which interior ministry is marked men wearing iraqi army uniforms, they were responsible for seizing the turkish workers. among them a number of yazidi. we do not know who is responsible for the act. and we don't know the motives. there are some that suggest this has been a criminal act. kidnappings for ransom are common in the iraqi capital. >> and whether there were motives behind the action. where did this take police, this is in the city. where shia militias are from.
we know shia militias and backers have been critical of turkey's role in i.s.i.l. blaming them. we know that the relationship and iraq has been on rocky ground. >> so these are speculation. the rule of law, and the fact that armed groups can operate has been a concern for people in this country gaza can be uninhabitable. that is a warning in a u.n. report. unemployment and poverty is at a
high. blaming three wars and an 8-year israeli blockade. aid is helping, but will not be enough. scott, what sort of factors are attention into account when the report is put together. i believe it's not based on last year's war. >> no, it's not. the focus is on gaza, focussing on an economic blockade to the gaza strip, and there has been three military operations over the last six years. >> with all the factors at play, the economy has never been able to recover. we look at the factor of last summer's incursion, and the israeli air strikes and damage down to the gaza strip.
it has not been able to recover. the infrastructure is not there. if it's not in place, there's no way to there economy, and that goes to jobs, money spent to rebuild schools, that's why it's stymied, and if the counter trend commence in five years, people will not be able to live in gaza. >> scott, what do you think needs to be done now to change the situation. we know that aid is not enough. >> yes, and it's interesting that they have a term that they use, and that is it development that has gone backwards or reversed because of taj that's been down. one thick they say that could help things moving forward. and this is an important step, is an integration of the
palestinian territories. they can build on an economy moving forward. there's a lot of work, but that's why there's a dire outlook in the report. there are some steps that could be made to make it better. the u.n. special repertoire won freedom of expression condemns the sentencing of al jazeera journalists. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr and peter greste from driven three years in prison after a retrial. peter greste, an australian, was deported in february and tried in absentia. mohammed received an extra six months for having an extra bullet casing. there's a simple message for the egyptian government - free a
j-staff. al jazeera is demanding their release 12,000 troops are marching through central beijing on thursday. china commemorating 20 years. the event is about the past. china's neighbours are likely to see it as a message for the future. the government may struggle to control the economy. it can rely on the military to do as its told. most of the soldiers are there for the pomp and ceremony, bresed into service for the first military parade since xi jinping came to power three years ago. it will be the first time china marked the surrender with a display of force. soldiers were on message, careful to play down tension was
a country many regards the enemy. remember, it is not to keep passing. it is to learn and create a better future. >> troops from 12 countries, including russia and the asian republics will participate and have been rehearsing their moves of the the particular aid is about more than the past. it will show case, especially over disputed waters of south china and east china seas. the the president is commander in chief of the liberation army, a target of the anticorruption campaign. the par i had is timely for other reasons. >> he has not finished his clean up of the military. there has been important adjustments in the military
since she took control. army, they need to build the image for the army and the people. >> in recent days china showed off technology likely to feature in the parade, including the largest drone, the rainbow five. >> tightened security will bring disruption. roads in the city center mr close. the main international airport shuts for three hours, and to ensure it happens under pollution free skies, coal fire power station and 10,000 factories have been ordered to halt or reduce corruption, at a time of growing concern over china's slowing economy south korea's president is in the chinese capital for the anniversary commemorations on thursday. he is holding talks with her chinese counterpart, xi jinping. north korea and its nuclear programme are on the top of the
agenda. >> russian president vladimir putin is also in beijing for the celebrations. not all russians are as enthusiastic. rory challands reports from the far eastern city, where there's anger over a plan to lease 115,000 hectares of russian land to a chinese company. >> some called it russia's gateway to china. the people would like the gait to be kept closed. they are not anti-chinese, but proposed to a deal they see as the thin end of the wij. >> how can we agree to this when what we are talking about is the barren land that the chinese leave behind them. >> in is our land. why give it away. it will be gone. >> somewhere out there, it hasn't been revealed where, is the hong kong sized plot of the
authorities, want a chinese company to farm for 49 years. >> you would a thought, given the endless expansions of land in russia, that some 15,000 hectares wouldn't respond anyone. this issue taps into deeply held russian insecurity, about how long it can hold the sparsely populated territory. the billion or so chinese south of the border. >> people are afraid that the land will become a small colony, colonized bit the chinese. by russian law, anyone born on the ceremony was a citizens. can't you imagine how many workers will come here. >> the governor's office said they could not fit in our
requests for an interview. the chinese insist it will boost the economy of the region. indeed, since ukraine's crisis poisoned relations with the west, a blizzard of contracts, deals and memoranda have been signed, augmenting a russian chinese partnership. this analyst is not convinced, thinking there's little when un substance to most of it. >> there's no real development in the economic cooperation. it's more from politics than economics. at the same time the population has some concern. it is more irrational fear, because there's no total from the side to make drastic steps together russian territory. >> some chinese are here, toiling in the fields and greenhouses, and have stalls in the markets. you can hardly call it an invasion.
and at the buddhist temple, the faces are a reminder that the russians were colonizers themselves, and the land was not always their's. u.s. president obama has been visiting a melting glacier in the state of alaska to highlight the impact of global worming. the u.s. national glass service says it has been receding by 13 meters a year. obama's 3-day tour of alaska is his highest profile campaign on climate change. the glassier retreated 2,000km. high summer temperatures in italy caused glaciers to melt at a rate faster than normal. one of the most affected areas are the mountains in the nearby dowlo mites. workers covered segments of ice with white clothe to protect them from the heat.
let's get the weather with rob. it's been a short, sharp summer in europe, is it coming to an end. >> sharp, sharp, and they can take the clothes off. temperatures coming down. >> it's a traumatic changes, the storms starting in spain, going up through france. it was heavy rain and hail and strong winds. in some cases these are fatal. things are coming down a little bit now. the clouds have gone northwards. heavy rains in norwood. 120mm in 24 hours sa a significant amount of rain. why that changes, it's a cold front. the air on one side is colder than the others. the temperatures in the middle 30s for a couple of months. changing it by 10 degrees, that's when you get the storms.
current state of affairs - the warmth exists south of austria, and west of that it's a yellow picture. far more reminiscent of what you might expect a normal summer to be. where it's warm, this is albania, you can cool yourself down in the sea. that warmth will last in the south-east corner of europe, from belarus and half of ukraine in the next day or so. >> still ahead... ..divisions deep in ukraine as the president defends plans for greater autonomy in the separatist east. hundreds of students in south africa protest over the language of instruction and a new reform committee taking center stage at f.i.f.a., we tell you what they are aiming
hello again, you are watching al jazeera. the headlines - there has been angry protests involving hundreds of refugees outside budapest's main railway station. hungarian police are preventing anyone without a valid e.u. visa from entering the takes a u.n. report is warning that gaza can be uninhabitable in less than five years, blaming three wars and an israeli
blockade for record poverty and a humanitarian crisis. >> former congo lease rebel command rer pleads not guilty to war crimes. facing 18 charges, murder, rape and recruiting child soldiers at the international criminal court. let's take a closer look at bosco's background. born in rwanda, fled to democratic republic of congo. as a teenager after the genocide against fellow ethnic tutsis. he became a hired gun, fighting as a rebel and a soldiers in rwanda and the d.r.c. he was a leader of the rebel group. fighting government troops until signing a peace deal in 2013. prosecutors say he played a central role in ethnic killings of 800 civilians in the mineral-rich province between
2002 and 2003. in march 2013, he handed himself in to the u.s. embassy in rwanda after evading capture for seven years. human rights watch international justice advocacy director joins me live from the hague. good to have you with us. he appeared in court, bleeding not guilty, talk about how this will play out, and more about the charms? >> the trial started with the problem sauce this is a case for the victims that suffered. it's an important day at human rights watch, crimes documented for over 10 years, it's been a long time waiting for justice. >> do you think it's right that he's tried in the hague rather than in his om country, where
there's a message to the perpetrators of such crimes? it's important to me that the i.c.c. is a court of last resort. congo sent the case of the crimes committed on this territory to the ic scr.. it's important for authorities to note that the authorities rzed putting them to trialment they were able to -- realising putting them to trial. he served as a general, but the congolese authorities said they could not arrest him, he was a man of peace. there was no willingness to put him to trial, with is why it's important the i.c.c. stepped in.
this is one of the big players. he's been held, we believe, in rwanda. he's not facing court. how important is it to get the big players, is it the start of the process in order for the victims to put closure to this? it's important for the victims to get closure, and for the crimes to stop. you talked about many warlords in congo escaping justice and reintegrated in the gongo lease army, and are started arms group anew. we are calling for those implicated to be arrested and put to justice. a lot alive from the last group, they have fled to countries in
the region, where they are not facing justice. we have concerns that they may start a real rebel group and wreak havoc in congo again. >> thank you for talking to us ukraine's president paid tribute to soldiers killed in a grenade explosion outside parliament. two more servicemen died from their injuries in monday's attack. 140 hospitalized after grenade and smoke bombs thrown by protesters. this report from kiev. >> reporter: a day after and details of what went wrong at the protest. the ward at this hospital is filled with anger. >> translation: we were surprised. we thought the most that would happen is pushing around and
shouting. it happened in a peaceful city. it was organised for sure. >> it happened as the parliament voted on measures, giving autonomy to the east. the focus of a separatist movement. for the president petro porashenko, they were preplanned. >> unfortunately we provided the constitutional changes in the election campaign, and in any country, unfortunately, politics tries to play the games, to gain additional for the election. it has nothing to go with the interest to the country. >> ukraine is heading towards municipal elections at the end of october. >> this city has not seen violence since the ousting of former president viktor yanukovych nearly 18 months ago. the fact that the clashes happened here in front of parliament make many wonder whether the in fighting inside the building will spill out on to the streets. >> many have come here to pay
tribute to those that fell in the line of duty. bringing flowers and candles like they did in maidan. some are visibly worried. >> i don't want bombs and grenades in my city. the people that work in parliaments need to know it's not us living for them, it's them living for us. our children must stop dying. whether here or in the east, the nightmare should end. >> decentralization is a necessary step for the full implementation of the minsk agreement. separatists in the east and russia say it fulls short. on the ukranian side it leads to a loss. >> there is no con fusion, those set clearly, they are now with state bodies, administrations. they transfer it to the local council. it is not aimed at any domino
effect. existing premises of the constitution say that any city would have a right for special status. >> the bill has to go through a second reading. with the current underlying tensions, it will be postponed until after the elections breaking news to bring to you. there has been a car bomb attack in the syrian government strong hold of latakia. syrian state television is reporting at least 10 people have been killed and 22 wounded, and is said to have happened in the city's many scare. the car wom attack in latakia. >> indian workers are holding a strike against labour reforms. they are ignoring the rights. they want privatisation and investor cut back.
>> thousands of workers walked off the job in india, in the banking and transport sectors, they are unhappy about a number of things. they are protesting about the plan to sell off its share in the company to generate the revenue. they don't want the power of trade unions to be dissected. they are integral in protecting the rights of workers. essentially the strike, a day of action by the unions raises an important question for the indian government. painful and necessary reforms, and risk losing the support of millions of voters. they vote around me, that they perhaps got me to the government last year in an important election. >> south africa's president zoom jacob zuma will not be investigated for allowing a
politician to evade arrest. president bashir is accused of masterminding genocide in darfur. the sudanese president attended an foournion summit -- african union summit in june, despite a warrant for his detention from the international criminal court. staying in south africa. the university is accused of racism. lecturers cost more than english. afrikaans is linked to the south african history of apartheid. as reported, university managers have been summoned before parliament to explain. >> reporter: protesting students filled the university. it's in south africa's av carna heartland. it was viewed as the language of the oppressor during apart height and used to be the language. now av carn and english is supposed to be on evil footing, but they say the lecturers favour afrikaans.
>> it language and tool but it's about how it's connected to culture. >> reporter: many of the many that agreed the situation went to this university. >> the transition has not been eyes yes. students described institutions of racism on and off campus. >> the minister i higher education was so angry he summoned the vice-chancellor to parliament. >> there can be no teaching of racism. the vice-chancellor says the university takes accusations of racism seriously, firing a
member of staff and suspended a student accused of using racial slurs. >> this is a place of transformation, we are on a journey. we are incomplete. in april a student has successful in having a statue of cecil rhodes removed. they are supporting the student protest. what the students represent is a generation of outstanding. the juste says it will increase -- the university says it will increase the number of black represent fifs and women on its governing body. it may not be enough to make the students feel they belong pope francis announced that priests around the world will be authorised to forgive catholics of the sin of abortion. the pontiff said he met many women who agonized over a decision to terminate the
pregnancy. the priest will be able to granted forgiveness for those truly sorry, during the upcoming year of mercy. >> still ahead, people in tokyo say sayonara to a masterpiece at the iconic hotel checks out. durban, the first african city to host the commonwealth games. details coming up in sport.
>> in the wake of the baltimore riots. everyday citizens are fighting to take their neighborhoods back. >> it's a movement to make a difference. >> educating. >> i feel safer in here. >> the library means something to the people here. >> healing. >> we really have to talk about how can we save lives. >> restoring. >> we given' a family a chance because some of the houses are bein' rebuilt. >> can they rescue their city?
one of tokyo's famous hotels closes its doors for the last time. for more than five decades, the low rise hotel has played host to politicians, film stars and james bond. it's being replaced with a skyscraper, harry fawcett reports. [ ♪ ] >> reporter: for more than half a century this hotel welcomed guests from across japan. this time they were not coming to stay, rather to say goodbye. >> translation: there is something unchanging about the hotel. we feel as though we have come home. going home to your parents and grandparents as they always welcome you. >> reporter: it was loved by regulars, including presidents and film stars for its stylish presentation of a blend of modernism and traditional japanese craftsmanship. when ian flemming wrote "you only live twice", this was the obvious hotel for james bond.
more than a time capsule, for many it was an important peace of history. >> there's so much amazing craftsmanship. i'm sad it will be lost. i hope the new hotel will have a lobby like this. the lobby was the start from the beginning. an arrangement preserved unchanged for more than 50 years. >> no one would say anything, no matter how long he spent sitting by himself. please make yourself at home in a spectacular surveys, where you see the quintessence of japanese culture cooling together. >> for people like this professor, what has happened to this hotel is quintessentially japanese, to be replaced by a skyscraper in time for the 2020 olympics. >> throughout tokyo, there are examples of architectural history dwarfed, preserved in
oddly artificial ways or subsumed by anonymous glass and concrete towers. >> buildings, commodities not as cultural icons, markers of the state of civilisation at any point in time. >> the owners say 53 years is too old for a first-class hotel. the plumbing, airconditioning earthquake standards are not up to scratch. fans say the issues could have been fixed. they were left to mourn a piece of living history as it's extinguished sad. jo? what is happening? >> well, the issue of race in south africa's rugby squad has been brought into the spotlight by a court case heard in pretoria on wednesday. a political party is taking action against the rugby union and the sports minister, alleging racial exclusion in a section. the agency for new agenda is
hoping to stop the squad flying to london ahead. tournament. the coach named nine nonwhite players in the continental cup squad. peeking to al jazeera. the rugby president hinted that race was common in the sport in his country. there's a feeling among white people that rugg brie is the last institution in our society, where they can express themselves, where they can represent south africa. >> there's a jealous guarding. it's not one that is done to oust black people. race legs relations are center stage, dating back to the 1990 world cup. >> guester williams was the none white player.
there were six nonwhite players in the squad. two played in the final. this year, they head to england with nine nonwhite players. the coach says that meets the 30% quota. the secretary of the soweto rugby union squoins us. >> is there a problem with racial exclusion in rugby, south africa? >> yes. we are favourite with a situation where it's rugby relations in south africa. we are not handling it in the correct ray way. everyone is talking about the playing issues. everyone is talking about what happened on the field.
where you find the south africans is made up of unions in the country. and the 14 unions, when it comes to how they should be formulated. they were called in their constitutions as designated groups. if you study the constitution carefully. they have three votes, and the blacks have one vote. 24 is created to alienate blacks. we are handling it long dealing with it, looking at how many players are supposed to be there. if you look at the clubs and
players in the country, blacks are the majority of clubs. the majority are perceived as developmental. they are nowhere to be seen at the highest level. so that - those are issues that need to be taken back to the boardroom. address the elephant in the room, alienating the blacks. >> do you believe court is the right step to take? i cannot be at liberty to say it was right or correct. it's not south africans that are excluded. english speakers are excluded.
the anies will take it in action. going to seek for the court order. i'm not sure if they are sports people. sports people deal with the issue. we need to take politics out of the issue. when they deal with transform ages, it's focted by the issue, every time it's excluded in the workshops or forums. the secretary of soweto rugby yuan yorn, thank you for joining us. >> f.i.f.a.'s reform committee hulds its image on wednesday, under pressure to change their ways after nine were charged
with corrosion. our correspondent joins us from london. who are the people on the committee. it's significant that it's taking place. it is the home of f.i.f.a., and they want is to be seen as independent as possible. it's important how it's seen. not just what they see. it's chaired by a former director-general of the international olympic committee. he let slip in an interview that he thought the treatment of sepp blatter was unfair. it's not laining wij needed to be used. already there people question.
there has been talk about power moved away from the federation. on the reform committee, there's two representatives, they are looking at whether they should have less power. can you see the conflict of the interest developing here. such an important time for f.i.f.a. with the election of a new president in february. >> lee wellings in london tennis's bad boy nick kyrgios says he's learnt from his experience following bad behaviour at the montreal masters. he was effectively put on probation after making oncourt remarks about his opponent's girlfriend. he showed his controversial side in his opening match against andy murray. nick kyrgios's racquet seemed to slip from his hand, and was given a warning for swearing. andy murray was composed.
breaking serve seven times to win in four sets. >> he let go of the racquet after the forehand. that only happens to him. literally went into the crowd. that's funny when you play against them, but you need to try to concentrate on your side as much as you can. >> i've been dealing with d well. it's been tough. i think i have moved on from it. i've put in a good performance, it's not the result i wanted. i thought i was focused and ready for today. >> second seed roger federer needed 77 minutes to win his first round match, the swiss losing five games in his victory. now, 35 - 34, the 5-time u.s. hope champion is looking to become the oldest winner in 45 years. >> durban in south africa hosts
the 2022 commonwealth games. >> it will be the first time they have been held in africa. the city was the only candidate for the four yearly multi sport event after edmonton and canada pulled out over high costs that is all the sport for now. >> busy day in south africa. thank you for that. >> the soyuz spacecraft blasted off from its launchpad in kazakhstan, taking three astronauts to a rendezvous to the international space station. the trip will take two days, each has less space than an economy classed passenger. mission commander days on the station for six months and the ordinary two come back to earth in eight gays. in a few minutes another bulletin, see you then.