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>> and all the sport stories, including france's national prosecutor accuses jack of leading corruption in the sport russia's president ordered the suspension of all flights to egypt as speculation mounds that saturday's plane crash was caused by a bomb in the hold. vladimir putin asked to find a way to bring the 45,000 rushons on holidays. lax security is blamed for the crash killing passengers and crew. there's chaos and confusion as the u.k. tries to bring its citizens home. two flights returned some were stopped. egypt's aviation group said the
flights were stopped due to security. as security was tightened at foreign airports. paul brennan has more. >> reporter: there's a major exodus under way from sharm el sheikh. 25,000 departing brittons will be joined by 45,000 russian tourists. russia and egypt described the suspension as premature. the question is what changed the kremlin's mind. the british said their decision was based on intelligence, making it more likely than not that a bomb was responsible. >> the head of russia's investigators says it was indeterminable. >> until we determine the causes of what happened it is reasonabled to suspend flights -- a. to suspend flights -- a. to superintendent flights. on one hand we believe it's necessary to cooperate with the
authorities to continue joint work on investigating the reasons for the air crash. >> a visual examition of the wreckage gives intriguing clues. it's been suggested that the pock marks on the inside of the rear door could be the result of shrapnel originating within the aircraft. there are similar photos. a metal hull appears to have peeled outwards perhaps indicating that the force is from inside the plane. the only way is to put the pieces back together. the good news is it's not under water. you take it to from the desert. put it in a hangar. that will tell you if it was a missile or a bomb. >> there a stern spotlight and
concern over baggage handling. airlines have been advised to carry out security checks. >> british passengers bean repatriated to -- being repatriated to the u.k. will bring essential hand luggage. >> we are working through the issues, there is additional measures. and we are moving out the flights by a lot. the aspiration is to get as many people home. >> that is a significant challenge. the u.k. airlines, monarchs and easyjet hoped to brait 15 flights out of sharm el sheikh, and in ralty five of the planes departed. eight crafts in total. >> egypt said it couldn't cope with more than that. >> egypt will cooperate with the u.k. authority to bring back those tourists. we want to make sure they come
back safety and the planes are dealt with in a great way. >> the search is continuing. scattered on the ground. lives cut short, books, a jewellery chain, what has not been found is definitive blame, and the range of options is narrowing rory is following developments for us from the russian capital moscow. >> the question of what changed the minds is one that doesn't actually have a definitive answer, but clearly their minds have been changed because it was, as recently as thursday, russian politicians were publicly saying that the british decision to suspend the flights to sinai was politically motivated and premature. now the russians topped the british by suspending flights for sinai and the whole of
egypt. we know the russian investigators had access to the black boxes, and also samples from the crash site are currently being analysed in moscow, looking for traces of explosives, whether it influenced the decision, we don't note quite yet. but the russians now have logistical headache of large proportions on their hands, by some estimates there's about 45,000, at least, russians stranded in egypt who have to be brought home. that is a process that the tourism union here in russia says could take as long as a whole month. >> well, the white house press secretary gave details of the u.s. move to tighten security. >> the united states still have not made our own determination about the cause of the incident. and while we can't rule anything in or out, we have to consider
the possibility that - of potential terrorist involvement here. out of an abundance of caution, and mindful of that possibility. secretary johnson earlier today announced a series of interim precautionary measures that would be taken at a handful of airports in the region, to further secure the aviation system for american travellers. >> well, the u.s. and british moves apparently followed intelligence information which the russian authorities protested were not shared with them. when is intelligence shared. >> glen is a c.i.a. operative working in a number of posts, and joins us from boston, thank you for speaking to us. vladimir putin's decision to suspend russian flights to egypt suggests that russia, like the
u.s. and the u.k. is worried that a bomb destroyed the plane. what is your view. what might have prompts the change in the russian position? >> well, independent of anything the u.k. or the u.s. shared or didn't with russia, the russians, as well as pursuing their national interests will try to take measures to help their citizens, if you are engaged in a war putting a large segment of the local populations, the jihadists against you. independent of intelligence, you want to be careful. without knowing what brought the plane down, one can imagine that it was done by a terrorist. >> it strikes me as a prudent measure to protect the citizens. >> why then did the russians not do it before the brits? >> you never want to appear, if
not cowed. influenced by terrorists, and the russians, the u.k. and the u.s. are not the closest of allies, and the russians, i am sure, suspected political pressure from the west, given a lock of agreement with the russian objectives in syria, they may have well decided this is not the kind of pressure politically that we wish to respond to. and then decided otherwise. either based on their own information or shared information that the risk was too great. >> and how does that strategic divide in a country like syria, a group like i.s.i.l. is operational and active and has strength. how does that sort of division. if you like, between the u.s. and russia complicate intelligence sharing when it comes to things like this. >> well, terrorism has been, in
a sense, a unifier of nation states. and most nation states have worked closely together for many years through the intelligence services and diplomatic services against most terrorist groups. that would include the f.s.b., the russian intelligence service, the c.i.a. or the u.k.'s mi6, mi5. in syria, where the west and russia are at odds strongly in a place of war with russian forces engaged directly, and american and british forces also, that makes it a lot harder to cooperate. you have the counter-flicting imperatives and interests. i am cost that there is always some level of cooperation among the three countries i mentioned with respect to terrorism. but where one decides in the u.k. or the u.s. services or the russian service that that
interest is trumped by our political interests and military issues in syria is a fuzzy line, one that changes with every decision. i think there's little cooperation on the political-strategic military issues, except to try to avoid direct conflict with one another. while i suspect, without knowing first hand. >> if it emerges that this particular plane crash was orchestrated possibly by an i.s.i.l. affiliate in the sinai, it is not definite. will there be intelligence on who might have snuggled the bomb on the plane and how they may have done it, given we are getting pieces of information between conversations intercepted between egypt and syria. >> i'll give a classic intelligence officer's response. the answer is yes and no
simultaneously. the services will have huge databases of people of interest, whether they are known members of i.s.i.s. or i.s.i.l. or al qaeda, or some other group or fellow travellers, ideological people that identify with this. that is the case. had any observers had specific information than certainly they would have tried to stop on operation. so in this instance, i'm afraid, if we knew enough about a plot in the works, we didn't know enough in time. my expectation is that no service knew, otherwise you would have stopped it. suspects and methodology, sure, we have large information about - knowledge about those issues. >> thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us on this story. >> life from boston, glen cole n.a.t.o. secretary-general
told al jazeera he welcomes moscow's role in finding a political solution. he was speaking in portugal where forces are involved in an exercise, but n.a.t.o. is concerned about a military build up. >> reporter: the weary march of those fleeing the fighting convinced european nations that something must be done about the war in syria. but the battlefields has become more complex, with the arrival of russia, testing the borders of turkey, while supporting the bashar al-assad government. >> we are concerned about the russian military build-up, and the violations of turkish airspace we have seen. what are we prepared to do about it? >> as a general message, n.a.t.o. is ready to protect and defend allies, and that will, of course - that is valid for turkey. >> n.a.t.o. used its most extensive war games to
demonstrate the alliances strength and willingness to protect one of its own. for n.a.t.o., it's an exercise in deterrence. russia is not playing games, it's engaged in syria, and as the secretary-general noted, building up forces from the black sea to the mediterranean. >> with the military capabilities on display, the possibility looms of a catastrophic confrontation. is it possible they could become partners, working together to end the war in syria? the important thing is there's renewed effort to find a politically negotiated solution to the crisis to the war in syria. russia is part of the talks. i welcome that. because all the countries which are involved in one way or another have to sit down and find a political peaceful
settlement. that prospect all the more difficult by an n.a.t.o.-russian rivalry nearing cold war levels more to come on al jazeera. hopes dim for survivors as rescue workers search through collapsed rubble in pakistan end of the line, president obama rejects plans to build a pipeline between canada and the u.s. later in sport, details of andy murray's quarterfinal with richard gasquet at the paris masters. masters. three israelis have been injured in two separate attacks in the occupied west bank. an elderly palestinian woman was shot in hebron.
her family confirmed she died in a jerusalem hospital. she was trying to fill up her car. israeli forces say she was trying to run over shoulderiers. a 22-year-old died from a single shot to the head. 30 other palestinian protesters were injured by live bullet rounds and tear gas. stephanie dekker has this update. >> there has been two separate incidents of shooting in and around the area on friday night. the first sniper fire, targetting visitors to the gave. to the mosque known to muslims. two young israelis injured in that attack. an hour, hour and a half later, a drive-by shooting, an israeli injured, this on the outskirts. this is an escalation, we don't often see incidents of shooting in the area, palestinians shooting at israelis.
another incident, a 72-year-old grandmother shot dead by security forces at a gas station. we have spoken to her family and they tell us they were trying to fill up her car with gas. the army maintained she tried to ram her car into a group of soldiers. >> on the ground, another incident. an israeli man stabbed. ramallah, the attacker getting away, the israeli forces looking for him. it's an intense day. even though we had the last few days, some water incident, then we see an escalation as we have had on friday. very unpredictable, difficult to calm certainly the street and we heard from the israeli chief of military, and we briefed the cabinet that he told them that there were three reasons why we had the tension among palestinians, one is the
incitement and right wing groups to the temple mount as it's known to june. and a family whose home was torched in the occupied west bank by settlers, killing an 18 month old baby and parents. no justice has come out of that, and the hopelessness of palestinians that believe the occupation will never end u.s. president obama rejected a canned aidan company's -- canadian company's bid to build an oil pipeline across the heart of the united states. transcanada had been trying for seven years to get permission. >> reporter: transcanada's 7 year quest to build the keystone is over. president obama rejected the matter on friday. the first reason economics. >> the pipeline will not make a
meaningful contribution to our economy. it congress is serious about wanting to create jobs, this was not the way to do it. >> reporter: the other reason, u.s.'s credibility of helping global warning. >> america is a global leader when it comes to taking serious action to fight climate change. frankly, approving this project would have undercut that global leadership. >> reporter: transcanada has been trying to build the 1900km pipeline since 2008. it would connect trans-canada's oil fields in alberta with pipelines in the u.s. and refineries on the gulf of mexico. it was projected to move 127 litres of crude oil a day. despite opposition, president obama hinted he may approve the plan in 2012.
>> today i'm directing my administration no cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project a priority, to go ahead and get it done. >> the state department in charge of review decided that keystone xl does not serve national interest. trans canada c.e.o. is disappointed and is considering next steps. >> reporter: while environmental groups are celebrating, they say they need to keep the pressure on the president. >> we helped him stop the pipeline, stop arctic drilling and others. this is not what the president does in a vacuum, but what he's pushed to do. >> reporter: trying to help obama blp his legacy while looking ahead to whoever replaces him in the white house.
>> rescuers in brazil search for survivors after a dam burst in the south-east, swamping a mining village, two are dead, 30 injured. officials warn that is certain to rise. >> reporter: rescuers in brazil have been struggling to dig out survivors after a dam holding waste water burst. family spent the night in stuct urls. they began the -- structures. they began the search. this village did not stand a chance against the mud. dozens are missing or injured. a thick sludge spread out across the area. over 600 lived here, most minors. >> i heard something like an earthquake, seemed like a steam roller was passing by me. everything was shaking. when i looked down the ground,
it was cracked. >> reporter: fire-fighters says it's unlike i to find anyone under the mixture. >> i have a few relatives calling to say they are well, others we don't have news. >> reporter: some homes have been swept away. there was no power as lines were brought down by the current. the company running the site says it's trying to figure out what happened. >> at the moment we cannot confirm the cause and extent of what happened of a number of victims, i repeat, our focus at this moment is to preserve people's well being, and the environment. >> the site is operated by a mining company, and owned by larger companies. they are doing all it can to help people. and the century's old mining hub looks like it will need all the help it can get. >> reporter: let's now speak to al jazeera's raphael at the
scene, and can you tell us what you are seeing at the moment, and how the rescue operation is going? according to local authorities, 500 have been rescued. this is an historic city. the city has been hit by the accident. the disaster includes a mudslide that destroys hundreds of houses. we visited the village, and most of the buildings had collapsed. rescue teams spent 24 hours looking for survivors and casualties. and from local authorities, the number is that at least two died, 16 taken to hospitals.
the city hall,the rescuers took them outline to another region, where they are receiving food and clothing. >> has everyone been evacuated now to higher ground? >> yes, as we know, yes, the rescue teams are working in the area, all or most of the locals were taken from the village. now from mariana, in the region. >> what about general weather conditions in the area. has the rescue workers conducted search and rescue operations smoothly or has it been difficult? >> the problem is working through the night. but now, 6 o'clock in the morning we went to the area and
found more people, survivors. it's getting dark here. they may stop the rescue in the area. they are now looking for names and contacting relatives to track. to make sure all the people in the village are safe. firstly, people are missing thank you very much. rafa pill pieoroni -- raphael pioroni. the rescue ongoing the death toll from a factory collapse has risen to 38. hope is fading for survivors to be found. witnesses at the lahore site say the industrial building was under construction and poorly built. kamal hyder is in lahore, and sent this report. >> reporter: the rescue and relief effort is gathering momentum. it is because of that that more bodies have been retrieved.
some of the bodies are buried under the rubble. they are exposed. the job is to remove the job around them. the owner has been recovered. his dead body buried under the rubble. as the rescue operation goes on, time is of the essence. there's signses of life and reports that someone made a call from under the rubble. the important thing is to reach them, and also is the fact that it's a slow process. because entire concrete and steel slabs have to be poured and lifted. so it is going to take several days before the building is cleared. >> it will be a miracle if they are able to save those people that may be alive under the rubble. >> more to come after a break. >> a triumphant return home. peter greste is back in kenya
>> this is our home. >> nobody should have to live like this. >> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep. welcome back, you're watching the al jazeera newshour live from london. here are the top stories, russia superintendents all flights to egypt after a plane crash killing all 224 on board. a 72-year-old woman died in the latest violence after being shot by israeli security forces. they say she tried to run over soldiers, the family says she was trying to fill up her car with petrol. >> to cars at an iron ore mine
exploded now, for some refugees leaving their home country is the start of a terrible journey, with many not making it alive. on the greek island of lesbos. some are mourning those that didn't survive the journey. mohammed jamjoom reports. >> reporter: with reminders around them, the wait deepened the suffering and exacerbated the guilt. this man cannot bear the pain. >> translation: it's been one torture after another, after another, after another. how can i explain it. it was a horrible accident. horrible. >> he tells me he only wanted to give his family a better life. >> reporter: when i left syria,
i didn't leave for me, i left to make a safer future for my children. i had no idea i'd lose the flower of my life, my son, i had no idea. >> he was 7 years old when the boat carrying him and his family from turkey to greece capsized. dozens died on that day. a day horrific scenes shocked the world. men and women clinging to their lives, children fighting for theirs. here, a shelter. volunteer psychologists say the families need more help than they are getting. >> there's a normal process of grease. these families are traumatized by the lack of respect or real humanitarian support. some of the big aid agencies are
not doing enough. they don't educate the locals, they come from over the world to support the refugees. people should know this. >> sadly. the crisis seems nowhere near over. and many said workers spect it to -- expect it to worsen. this man's experience is similar to many families who lost loved ones. they are waiting on the return of their bodies. for now, he wants one thing. we are asking the prime minister for land. it's been a week. they haven't released his body. how long do we have to wait.
>> >> reporter: with cemeteries full of bodies, burials are on hold. >> this man plots his way out of greece for his wife and two children. he knows they'll never really leave the island behind. >> romania's drive to find a prime minister will continue after talks between civil leaders fail to find a leader. the leader quit after mass protests after a deadly nightclub fire. >> reporter: the former prime minister mission his first court appearance on charges of fraud, tax evision and money laundering. he was under pressure to resign,
but stepped down this week over huge public anger at a fire. 30 died in the fire, more injured. the tragedy focused attention on a corrupt system, putting gain above public safety. this person is qualified as an assistant vet. he is working as a taxi driver. he is struggling to make a living. the government doesn't enforce laws to stop illegal taxis operating on his patch. >> rules are made in such a way that if you want to start your own business, you must have money and connections, that is how it is. >> reporter: these grievances and others were brought to the presidential palaces. this invitation at a meeting is
a major protest. what happens next will depend on the outcome of these talks. those sitting around the stable have suggestions for changing the system, and how corruption and incompetence are allowed to flourish. there are managers on trial. they were kept as c.e.o.s by the government. how can that be. make them begin. this is how the president summed up the mood. >> absolutely everyone is waiting for politicians to come forward. >> politicians were not tainted by corruption, who have not been under criminal investigation or involved in dubious businesses. >> this tragedy caught a cim lesson to all. that the cost of corruption is
measured in human lives. >> vietnam and china agreed to maintain peace at sea and trust each other. the meeting comes amid heightened regional tensions. the president was quiet on the dispute. referring to tests both countries surveyed. vietnam announced plans to invite jap scrn to participate. >> leaders of japan and taiwan are due to meet. rob mcbride reports from beijing, and talks about symbolism than substance. >> this will be an historic moment along a troubled road. the meeting between the leaders
picks up a relationship on hold since the founding of predecessors. in 1949 after a bloody would. mao tse tung and his communists declared the people's republic of china. the taiwanese and the nationalists created their answer republic of china on taiwan. competing governments on divergent paths. >> the soviet union supported china. taiwan sided with america. they became a cold war front here. both remained on war footing. >> as the cold war ended, the gulf between the two closed markedly. helped by closer business, traps and communication links. but the political differences remain. >> the one party systems, and
strong state control versus taiwan's multiparty politics and describant free speech, the leaders come together knowing their differences, how they address each other is a problem. either recognising the others. this meeting they'll be mr. >> the fact that the two sides acknowledge each other's existence counts as progress. >> translation: as long as the confrontation is over, china is unified. this is part of the process. this is not how others solve their problems. this process is chinese. >> it could set a precedent for future contact at the highest level, or could be a one-off with relations changing back to their fractious ways. a handshake between mr xi jinping and mr ma is about to make history thousands of air passengers
are stranded due to volcanic ash grounding flights out of indonesia. long book is the latest -- lon book is the latest to shut down. flights from bali resumed on thursday. nearly 700 flights have been cancelled because of the ash. >> now, al jazeera correspondent peter greste has returned to kenya for the first time since being freed from gaol in egypt. peter greste, who served 13 months in prison were wrongly convicted of supporting the banded muslim brotherhood. malcolm webb reports. [ clapping ] >> reporter: after nearly two years away, most of it spent in prison. peter greste is finally returning to the city where he lives, kenya's capital nairobi. many journalists at the conference were his old friends. it was december 2013 when peter
and al jazeera journalist mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr were arrested in egypt, wrongfully convicted for helping the banned muslim brotherhood. the trial was seen as a sham. mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy were pardoned in september. peter was released in february. and spent more than 400 days in prison. >> as long as you have a purpose for what you are suffering, you can put up with extraordinarily difficult times. for me the purpose was press freedom. >> and the commitment around the world, speaking as an ambassador for press freedom kept peter busy with his release. >> some of the people here played a key role in the release of the al jazeera journalist. in february it was members here in nairobi, that started the free aj staff. they organized a process and marched to the embassy, and that
campaign spread around the world. >> the march by journalists was followed by protests by dozens of news outlets. then politicians from australia, america and others spoke out. >> ith it went further than any of us would have handled or expected. and i know, talking to neert now, he felt that it had a role and an impact. >> peter plans to use the attention to continue fighting for press freedom. and to write a book. his charges in egypt have not been dropped. after being detained so far away, it's good to be home. >> cuba's president raul castro arrived in mexico, met by the president who is hoping to line up investment projects. migration is another big issue on the agenda. there has been a jump in the number of cubans arriving in
mexico, who go on to claim sum asylum in the united states. >> more and more turn to the sharing company. to help improve income. and triggered a debate on workers rights as many are employed. as kristen saloomey reports. >> reporter: finding a job as a bike messenger in new york may never have been easier, thanks to a number of online delivery services. finding a good job is tougher than ever. he is suing a former employer. >> post mates brings the city closer together. >> class action lawsuits accusing the government of failing to ensure men and women earn the minimum wage. >> people thing this is a sustainable job. a lot of them is there for a couple of weeks. it's not a sustainable value
creating economy or job. they are fly by night, have a revolving door. >> it follows the business model of uber. the people they hire are considered independent contractors, not employees. proponents say it provide income. in an economy struggling to recover. from a recession that ended in 2009. there's a large pool of workers, who are unemployed or taken up part time jobs, because they can't find full-time jobs or are discouraged looking for work. >> what you see emerging is people taking up the alternative. the economy may create jobs, but not in the traditional sense. by relying on freelance workers, companies can contribute to
health care benefits or pay into programs, programs that may protect workers when they are sick or injured on the job or when they redire. >> seven is the author of raw deal, his book argues the gig economy is bad for workers and the economy. >> this puts pressure on other employees in the same occupation or business, if they are not using independent contractors, and someone else is, it's putting pressure on all the other employees to do that. it's a race to the bottom. that's the big problem. >> al jazeera made several attempts to get the post meat side of the story, it's one of several companies whose youse of contractors is challenged. the company never responded. ultimately, it's the lawsuits that died how to classify the workers and whether to put the breaks on the gig economy. >> more to come after a short
replacing clay and cement ones, to build classrooms. >> reporter: soon the children at this primary school won't be having their school meals cooked and served outside. it may not look like it, but the kitchen built behind them, made from recycled plastics bricks. there's a shortage of classroom and school buildings, in some of the poorest communities. >> it's important for us. >> reporter: plastic bottles are not biodegradeable and end up in land fills. the recycled plask bottles are moulded into shapes and sold as water bottles for less than 50%. the kitchen is nearly complete. buildings are putting in a graham and plastering the walls. a wire brick -- frame and plastering the walls. it's a way to save the
environment. >> it's part of the bottles for the family, we get them back. once we get them back. it is automatic. we do structures like these behind me. >> another strategy - the bricks are able to be stacked. here is how you lock the bricks. take 50,000 of these and this will be a kitchen. builders say it was fast. taking three hours. >> take 1,000 square meters, it opens in january. officials at the bottle to build schools say depending on the finishes used, it's 40% cheeper to build with traffic than with clay or cement bricks. >> there are loads, if you are skeptical, i can show you. >> google was concerned about the plastic bricks accidentally catching fire.
>> it's above our heads. i thought maybe the mesh, the whole kitchen will burn. but no, it won't. >> more than 20 school buildings and youth facilities have been built using bottles in south africa, it's hoped the low cost will one day be used across the african continent it's time for your sport with robin thank you. the annual athletics schedule in monaco has been cancelled as an investigation into former president continues. french authorities accused him of leading a systematic corruption scandal in the sport. the financial prosecutors swn discussing the investigation, leading to the arrest of an 82-year-old senegalese.
jack's advisor travelled to russia, arranging for payments of more than a million to cover up doping offenses. jack's son is wanted for arrest and he demanded half a million from an olympic champion that refused to pay and was disqualified. >> it's a form of blackmail, when you say to someone pay, or you can't compete. especially an athlete dedicating most of his time to train or run. i don't know if we call it a mafia system, but it's a system of corruption ten us, world number one novak djokovic sealed his place in the semifinals of the paris masters, and the atp event, andy murray, against richard gasquet. the world number three won the match in a tie breaker.
it was sent into a deciding set by richard gasquet. andy murray found his rhythm and clinched the much 7-6, 3-6 and 6-3. >> jose lorenzo was the quickest in practice ahead of the final motogp race. the spaniard 0.2 faster than danie pedrosa. he is 17 behind valentino rossi, his team-mate football - f.i.f.a. rule that hong kong must travel to the maltese for a world cup qualifier. the indian ocean nation declared a 50 day state of emergency, amid unrest. hong kong officials wanted the match moved. the maldees ministry of defense guaranteed the team's safety. the maldives will play at home, there's a lengthy list of countries unable to host matches.
palestine was one. the next two qualifiers would have to be shifted away. those enable to play at home in the asian spooble confederation. after crowd violence last year in yank gong. no games for the troubled hot spots in the middle east - yemen, syria, iraq, pakistan, kuwait is also banned for government interference. moving to africa, a few of the countries banned on that country, libya, somali, sierra leone have been allowed to host games again after the ebola virus outbreak now, sachin tendulkar, a man that needs no introduction to sports' fans around the world. the little master opened the batting for india, and he was doing it rather differently.
sachin tendulkar took charge. opening bell at new york stock exchange on friday, along with a legend, leg spinner shane warne. sachin tendulkar is promoting t20 matches involving cricketing greats. john henry smith reports from new york. >> reporter: at this club in central new jersey they gather almost every night to play a game all but unknown in most of the united states. cricket. >> when you are playing, you have no tension, you leave all your problems of your life behind. >> that is the founder of bat and ball cricket. >> you have 200, 250 teams altogether. all kind of cricket. >> the area around the club has one of the highest concentrations of indian and pakistani immigrants in the united states. those countries are hot beds for a game that is similar and at the same time very different from baseball. rather than a diamond, cricket
is played on an obviously field. players use a flat-sided bat instead of a round one. the object is to score runs and protect the booeden stumps, called wickets. >> you spread the gospel of wickets to a new audience, 28 of the world's famous retired cricketers have converged on the united states for an all-star tour of threes baseball stadiums starting seat at new york's city field. >> sachin tendulkar retired in 2013 as one of the greatest players the sport had ever seen. yet in the united states, he's mostly unknown. >> we are here to popularize cricket and encourage americans to pick up a cricket bat alongside a baseball bat. >> the all stars plan a series of matches in new york, at dodger stadium in los angeles, they are promising a faster version of the game that will
interest americans, but high ticket prices could keep casual fans away. for the city field match, most tickets sell in the 100 to 175 range. >> i'm a little disappointed. prices are lower. maybe 75 for a good ticket and seat. just to start with. >> sting, at bat and ball. it's tough to mind anyone who doesn't plan to be at the match on saturday. >> most of the people i know, everyone is going. >> the only way to watch is on tv. youtube. so, i mean, it's like a dream come true to watch people like this, of that caliber play live. >> before i hand you back, some heart warming pictures to show you out of australia where a young football fan grabbed the world's attention in an inspiring way. the 13-year-old is visually impaired. you are about to see an
extraordinary penalty from the teenager during a game of sydney fc and brisbane roar. he hits the target. he was involved in a road accident in july and suffers double vision, with the game goalless, his penalty was the goal-scoring highlight. >> with that, back to london great penalty. thank you very much. so two u.s. astronauts are back in the international space station after a 6.5 hour space walk. the astronauts went out to repair an ammonia leak in the cooling system, the 190th spacewalk ever outside the international space station. remember, more on everything we are covering here. aljazeera.com. it is the address where you'll find the latest common, analyse and video on demand, including background on all the stories and breaking news.
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