> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello everyone, i'm felicity barr, and welcome to the newshour live from london, coming up in the next 60 minutes. i.s.i.l. claims responsibility as 43 people are killed, and 239 injured in a double suicide bomb attack in beirut sinjar offensive. kurds say i.s.i.l. is retreating after an attack n its supply lines between iraq and syria. burundi bloodshed - international calls for
government and opposition access to resolve the unrest. plus... pomp, ceremony and controversy. india's prime minister visits the u.k. and i have the latest sports news - including two rivals go head to head as argentina face brazil in the world cup qualifier hello, the islamic state of islamic state of iraq and levant claims responsibility for two blasts rocking beirut. 43 people were skilled, and more than 230 injured. the suburb is a stronghold of the lebanese armed group hezbollah. hoda abdel-hamid reports from the scene of the blasts. >> reporter: a popular
marketplace rocked by a bomb. >> translation: a large number of those injured were severely wounded. a number died in hospital. i know body parts of the two suspected suicide bombers have been found. we may have escaped an extra catastrophe because the belt of a third bomber didn't go off. >> reporter: people have seen scenes like this before. there was a time similar attacks were frequent in the area of the lebanese capital. >> people are angry, there's a sense of defines. this is not the first --
defiance. it's not the first time beirut was hit by an explosion. the last time it happened was a year ago. >> like the attacks in the past, people believe this was a message to hezbollah, which sent troops to syria to help the government in its fight against the opposition. hezbollah earnt enemies, one of those groups is i.s.i.l., claiming responsibility for the attack. >> they targeted this place because they don't have any other way to fight us back. they have run out of options. let me be clear. they targeted this area because we are shia, we will not be fate hezbollah has insisted that its decision to fight in syria was a strategic choice and like in other attacks, it's unlikely to change its position. reporters say they back the chance. >> they report and follow the
same principle. we will not feel weak or something like that, no. it has always been like that and stay like that. >> but behind the anger and defiance, there's fear that this could be the beginning much another cycle of violence. >> reporter: the attack in beirut a the latest in a long history of lebanon's capital. southern groups have been attacked. in june 2014, an accused bomber killed a security officer. before that a string of attacks were launched against hezbollah. between july 2013, and feb 2014 there were nine attacks on hezbollah's strongholds, claimed by armed sunni groups. hezbollah has been fighting in syria along side the forces of hezbollah. broadly speaking they support the sunni opposition. i'm joined by the managing
director of the consultancy firm and a security and political risk analyst. thank you for coming into the suedio. >> my pleasure -- studio. >> my pleasure. >> i.s.i.l. taking responsibility for the attacks. what do you make of the way the attacks were carried out. >> the modus operandi is like i.s.i.s. will do it, there was a motorbike bombing, and when people were coming to the place, the second attack. there was a third suicide bomber supposed to blowhimself up, and was arrested -- blowhimself up and was arrested and stopped by people. it was meaningful in the way he wanted to get to the levels of victims. you have to remember since 2004, this is the bloodyist terror attack in -- bloodiest terror attack in lebanon. this is a country that weathered a lot of terrorism and civil war. a lot of people saying on social
media, this is lebanon going back to the dark old days. yes and no. for a lot of lebanese it's an important conflict. it's not between lebanese, it's the syrian war. other conflicts - this is external on the borders. exactly. the fact that islamic state is claiming responsibility and not a lebanese group like in the past is changing the data and the view. also, the fact that allegedly two of the bombers were palestinians, and one syrian, and no lebanese were involved, is also putting things in context, and hopefully will not trigger further violence between communities, that doesn't mean that i.s.i.s. is not going to use that as a lunch pad to more attacks in shia neighbourhoods.
>> a lot of people on social media have been saying that the area that was targeted, the suburb, was not only a hezbollah stronghold, ordinary people live there, it's a shia neighbourhood, and that is what is important. >> islamic state, has made no mystery about targetting shias. and there's no mystery targetting hezbollah. what is surprising is that it didn't happen before, because we are coming after a lot of videos, a lot of audio tapes from islamic state saying that we are going to hit hezbollah hardly in lebanon. >> what pressure will this put on hezbollah. it will not deter operations, movements within syria. it's a good question. since the syrian conflict started, and hezbollah has been sending a lot of men up there, top commanders to syria, a lot of backlash within the shia
communities is happening because mother are saying sons are dying in syria for a conflict where there's nothing to do with. there's less popularity with hez are, in the community. what would happen as well is the backlash. attack saying look, we were rendered defenseless, because your top guys are in syria, not defending us at home. here there's a couple of issues that will come to bite hezbollah thank you for your expertise, thank you. >> thank you kurdish forces say they captured several villages from i.s.i.l. after launching an offensive to retake sinjar. it is of huge strategic importance in the battle against i.s.i.l. it sits across the highway between raqqa and mosul. the operation involves around 7,500 kurdish special forces,
peshmerga, and yazidi fighters supported by u.s.-led air strikes. i.s.i.l. captured the town in august. they killed thousands of men and kidnapped the women and girls. those that escaped fled to sinjar mountain. >> in the early hours of thursday morning, the operation to take back sinjar began. targets were hit in and around the town. i.s.i.l. controlled it since august. the operation is on three fronts. the south, the west and the east. iraqi kurds are confident it will prevail. >> today it's our duty to eliminate sinjar from injustice. it's the duty of every citizen. we are prepared to attack sinjar and eliminate it. we'll help the people return to their-00 metres. >> while the moral -- their homes. while the moral is high, the importance is underscored by the arrival of the president to
monitor progress. sinjar is considered kurdish territory and success is seen as victory from i.s.i.l. they have proved themselves resilient and have booby trapped houses with explosives and rigged car bombs. sinjar is important, it's home to the yazidi community who practice a related religion, when the armed group took chrome of the town and the surrounding area, it killed between 3,000 and 5,000 men according to human rights. that pushed for air strikes in iraq and a month later in syria, leading to kurdish forces retaking the mountain. if the operation is successful, it could cut off i.s.i.l. in syria and iraq, denying a supply route. the peshmerga are in villages in the outskirts of the sinjar town. it's not clear if that will happen in the coming days. i.s.i.l. fighters have dug
themselves in, and are prepared for a long fight and the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been spaiking about his country's involvement -- speaking about his involvement in syria, and repeated a view that the bashar al-assad regime created room for the rise of i.s.i.l. >> the dominant truth about the situation in syria is that although bashar al-assad and d.a.e.s.h. are supposed to be bitter opponents. they are parts of the same problem. in fact, the rise of d.a.e.s.h. is directly attributable to the policies and actions of the bashar al-assad regime. that is why we have referred bashar al-assad as a magnet for terrorism. this is a case and there are many history in which two supposed enemies are symbolic. fear of d.a.e.s.h. caused some
syrian groups. that is not just symbolic. it's a relationship, each piece dependent on the other. and a dire to flee both explains the massive refugee crisis that we face today. >> speaking to rosalind jordan at the state department in washington d.c., listening in to the speech by john kerry, what else did he have to say about the situation in syria. >> one thing that john kerry said is that the u.s. do not have a plan on trying to end the civil war inside syria, and with resolving the takeover of territory inside the country by i.s.i.l. or d.a.e.s.h., as he referred to the group in his remarks as we just heard. one thing that he did point out is that there is an agreement between the u.s. and russia, that something has to be done, and there might be some sort of
momentum coming out of the last meeting in vienna, a couple of weeks ago, where authorities believe that they should get around the table and start taking ideals around, who went be at the table is members of the syrian opposition, because in the u.s.'s view and other country's view, they don't know who is qualified or best representative of the syrian opposition to be taking part in these discussion, and that caused a bit of consternation among members of the opposition and response in the u.s. to what has happened in the iraqi town of sinjar, which, of course, the various forces, the peshmerga, the kurdish special forces are trying to retake from i.s.i.l., and they are supported by u.s. air strikes in that operation. >> the members of the u.s. congress are away because of the ongoing holiday in the country, but there had been some calls from some in congress for the
u.s. and the collision to step up their military operations against i.s.i.l., they are of the belief that dealing with i.s.i.l. is not at matter just for dealing with financial sanctions or putting in travel ban, and trying to detain people through interpol red notices. they believe at the end of the day what is needed is a robust military response to i.s.i.l. said efforts to claim territory for what it calls a caliphate. there has not been a huge outcry against it. there's a couple of members of congress saying that everything the u.s. has been doing since september 2014 to deal with i.s.i.l. needs to be done add a military authorisation which congress would have to vote on, no such measure has been voted on yet. >> thank you, ross. -- thank you rosalind jordan still to come - israeli
soldiers in disguise. shooting at a palestinian man inside a hospital in hebron. a tense summit in malta ends with african leaders proving a $2 billion plan to stop the flow of refugees from africa. >> in sport, action from world cup qualifiers as japan score a big victory. first, russia's olympic committee says it's recommended that the former head of the russian athletic federation resign as a member of the committee executive, following the report by the world anti-doping agency accusing russia of state-sponsored doping. russia denied the accusations. athletes face bean suspended from the olympics -- being
suspended from next year's olympics. rory challands has been following that story. >> the first person to go was grigori, a director of the moscow int doping laboratory, the laboratory at the heart of the w.a.d.a. report into doping in russian sport. he is a bigger fish. for more than two decades he was the president of the russian athletics federation. he began his job in 1991, and resigned in february 2015, after the german broadcaster put out a documentary, the one that kick started the watta investigation. he resigned as the president of the athletics federation, but kept a position on the executive committee of the russian olympic
committee, that is the position that he is being asked to resign from. interestingly he is the treasurer of the i.a.a.f., that is a position he hasn't performed professional duties for since resigning from the russian athletition organization. it's an organization that will make a difficult decision about whether or not russian athletes should be banned from international competitions. >> let's get more on the story. the sports journalist john goodbody joins us live. your predictions of what you think may happen at the meeting. i.a.a.f., the world governing body tomorrow, friday. >> i think the russian federation will be suspended. the suspension will be temporary in my opinion. the mood now coming out of moscow is different today from what it was yesterday, and the day before.
they are gradually realising how severe the penalty could be. and, therefore, what they are going to try to do is to go along with the i.a.a.f., and say yep, we have made mistakes here. which they announced this evening. and we are going to rectify it. as a result of this, they'll be rein stated in time for the games in rio. >> behind the scenes how much pressure is being plied to the russian authorities. by the i.a.a.f. saying look here chaps, if you don't though that they are contrite, that's it, your athletes are out. >> it's the pressure from up the cop. from vladimir putin, who is interested in sport. he doesn't want to see russia not compete at the games, and the pressure has come from him
more than from the i.a.a.f. >> the i.a.a.f. is under scrutiny. there are allegations in france that some of the i.a.a.f. members take bribes, money to discount them from russia. what is the future of i.a.a.f. and the new man in charge. inheriting a complete mess. looks like f.i.f.a. in terms. >> it's worse than f.i.f.a., with f.i.f.a. the situation was that they were taking money to try to get the game, the world cups to different countries, on this occasion, it's something worse, it's altering the results of sports events. this is why it's so serious. the situation in france - the reason it's in france is because the i.a.a.f. headquarters are in monaco. and that comes under the jurisdiction of france, and it's
the french prosecutors who are building up their case against four or five leading figures, including the former president, who comes from senegal, but has been living largely in monte carlo, and their case is - is very serious, is the way it looks at it. for seb coe, president, he has a real problem. i've known him for 40 years, a person of integrity, he's the right person to sort it out. he should, i think, earlier this year, when everyone knew the inquiry was going on, to have spoken quietly to dick pound who drew up the report and said to him look, dick, how serious is this, and dick would have been able to tip him off before he was elected president of the i.a.a.f. in august.
>> he knows now how serious it is. thank you for coming in. thank you. >> a palestinian man has been shot dead by undercover israeli soldiers at a hospital in hebron according to health officials in the west bank. israeli forces were shown entering the hospital. some images in the report are disturbing have a look at the second row. to the left. what looks like a man dressed in an abiya, and in the next row someone disguised as a pregnant woman. that's the ploy the elite unit used to get in what do you think when security raids a hospital. the crime as uglier when the
patient was shot with five bullets abdullah, dying of his wounds. the suspect, as am, is wheeled out of the surgical unit. and is accused of stabbing on israeli man. his brother was in the room at the time the first thing they did was to handcuff my hands to a bed. abdullah was walking out of the bathroom, preparing to pray. the undercover security men arrived him to stand at his place, as he looked at them, they shot him. >> reporter: that version differs from earlier reports, saying abdullah was trying to stop the arrest at the time he was shot. emotions in the city of hebron are already very strained. the last few weeks have been the last few weeks have been marked by protests and reprisal attacks from both sides. separating facts from opinions, or even emotions, is not
straight-forward. news of the raid is spreading. there has been a somewhat muted response from the israeli side, although it has confirmed that the arrest did take place. for years it's been held up as the most generous european country for taking in refugees. now, though, sweden is getting tough. dozens in germany have been stopped from boarding the ferries. the prime minister says they need to bring order to the asylum matter. everyone will have to show identification. >> we need to make sure we have control over what people come into sweden, because it's a matter of both the border control, but that you have to identify yourself on the ferry before you enter the ferry, this is not an issue for one, two,
three countries, but the whole european union, we need to manage it toot lead -- manage it together the managers of slovenia met. soldiers continue to build the fence on thursday, as a way to control the influx of refugees. slovenia is rejecting the complaint from croatia that the border encroaches on its territory. 180,000 entered slovenia since october. >> the meeting came on the sidelines of a summit in malta. they agreed a plan to try to get from one continent to the other. the u.s. estimates a million refugees and migrants will arrive in europe by sea. more than 142,000 have taken this route. making the dangerous crossing from north africa to italy and malta. at the summit, a $2 billion fund
was announced causing people to leave. some leaders say the money offered is not enough. lawrence lee reports from malta. >> reporter: so this is europe's offer to africa - $2 billion in cash, a depth of what is provided in aid, signed by the e.u. leaders, in return they expect african admissions to repatriate thousands of europeans as economic migrants, rather than refugees. hungary's prime minister signed it. even with something of a smirk, that he had already made clear what many think afghans should be made to stay out of europe. >> it's not a win-win situation for both countries from where they are coming. it's a lose all situation, we don't speak about it, we should change the language of the
discussions, and do not consider migration as a positive thing. as africa's leaders arrived it was clear how large the gap was between what europe was offering and what africa says it needs. they demand reform of the economic relationship between the two continents on issues like agriculture in which giants undermined local economies. based on that 2 billion euros look to many like chicken feed >> translation: it's not enough. 1.8 billion is not enough. needs are greater, that's why we requested partners to participated. we don't just want aid, we want reform. it's become clear how differently europe and africa see the refugee crisis. europeans make no distinction between asylum seeker and economic migrants, leaders in
malta reminded hosts how much the world europeans colon i think for money african countries found themselves overpowered in trade negotiations by european money and influence, and not here. because the african delegations knew that for once this was not a crisis for africa, but a crisis for europe. that seems to have given them courage. >> when the leaks emerged of action plan, there was can't mention of what europeans wanted. african help. africa was getting their own back. >> they were hoping that this would be the start of a longer term engagement where europe gets something. one cannot say they have achieved the goal, and it was definitely a main plank of what
european negotiators came for. perhaps all this is the start of something better. perhaps a hope may come out of the tragedies. if europe is genuine about wanting africans not to come. it will take more than what was on offer here more to come on the programme, including two of the venezuelans president nephews indicted in the u.s. for conspiring to import cocaine a new prime minister visits indonesia as they look to improve relations. in sport garcia surges into the lead in shanghai. sanaa with the details.
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and more fallout from the russian athletics doping scandal as the olympics committee recommends that the former russian head resign as a member. >> two of the venezuela president's nephews have been indicted in the united states for conspiring to import cocaine. it comes at a tensive time for nicolas maduro, who faces parliamentary election. the suspects face charges in new york. more from alan fisher in washington d.c. tell us about this case. >> it's been described as a sting operation. they went to pa hotel in port-au-prince in haiti on tuesday, met by haiti authorities, and handed over to the drug enforcement agency from the united states. they were taken by private plane and landed in new york.
they are appearing in court, charged with conspiracy to import 5 kilograms or more into the united states, it may have been as much as 80 that they were accused of importing. they'll appear in court, get a trial date and if convicted could face up to life in prison. >> hugely embarrassing for nicolas maduro, and will not do anything to improve the poor relations in the u.s. in venezuela. the arrest comes three weeks before venezuela goes to the polls, and when events such as this happened, the venezuela has been quick to point the finger at the united states saying it's an attempt to destabilize the government. there was no reaction from the venezuela embassy here, not embassy but presence in the united states. no official comment from the
white house, the white house press spokesman was asked about it and confirmed two men from venezuela had been arrested, but would not give their identities. from nicolas maduro, after midnight on thursday, a sweet reading neither attacks nor imperial ampushes will affect the people of -- ambushes will affect the imperial ambushers. that is an indirect reference to what is happening here. back last year, the former head of the venezuela intelligence services was arrested in aruba. accused by the united states of being involved in the importation of cocaine and a conspiracy to import cocaine to the united states. he was released, and at that stage the vins government -- venezuela government said it was a plan to destabilize the nicolas maduro government. the timing for nicolas maduro would appear suspicious, but it would play out in the courts of the united states no matter what
is said in venezuela. >> fascinating story still in the u.s., dozens of wildfires continue to burn in california, the sin valley has seen wide damage, a fire destroying 20,000 acres. fire warnings are in place in two counties, including los angeles the u.n. adopted a resolution. to help stop the unrest there. violence escalated. where the president announced his bid for a third term in power. we have this update from bujumbura. >> translation: this was a military and police operation, soldiers stand guard surrounding this neighbourhood in the capital bujumbura, while the police conducts the search. this is one of several areas where the government said weapons are hidden by the
rebels. many people have fled. a few are coming back - but to this - damaged and bullet ridden homes. >> they sell a lot of things, television, dvd players, the government is trying to deal with a rebellion, and rid the country of illegal weapons. many are accusing security forces of high-handedness, arrest and torture. >> a family on sixth avenue put me down, put their feet on my neck and beat me with guns. >> the crisis begun when the president controversially ran and won a third term in office. there were violent protests in the capital city. and accusations of killings on all sides. the police tell us that the main focus is to recover weapons. on this day this is what they found, guns, ammunition and
uniforms and even buried under ground. some arrested have nothing to do with weapons. this man told us that a gun was found by the road, he was arrested anyway, and is afraid of what might happen to him the new australian prime minister has visited indonesia, it's an important trip because rilss between -- relations between the two countries have been strained. >> reporter: australian prime minister malcolm turnbull said he could not have arrived for a bathroomer welcome. he -- warmer welcome. he and joko widodo made it clear they want a new start. the killing of two drug traffickers and the pushing back boats was avoided. trade was a number one issue on
the agenda. indonesia is happy to receive an investor, and also. we hope the minister can encourages this investment. the relationship between the two countries reached a low pointed under the former prime minister tony abbott before the executions took place in indonesia, comments na indonesia -- that indonesia owed australia after helping victims of the 2004 tsunami angered many indonesians. officials are optimistic that turnbull's tone will be different. >> without understanding, our relationship cannot flourish. that's what we hope. i see potential. >> relationship between indonesia and australia, at its lowest recently, is now improving. it's clear the two countries need each other. not only for business, but also
for regional stability. >> during a visit to indonesia's largest market turnbull urged indonesia to enter the trans-pacific partnership, the world's largest trade pack. with tensions rising between china and the united states, indonesia and australia. they seem to be more than happy to bury past troubles and renew the friendship still ahead on the programme - violence returns to the streets of athens during the first general strike since syriza came to power we head to the remote south pacific island creating a buzz about solving the world's honey bee crisis. who has and who hasn't been approved to run in the f.i.f.a. presidential elections.
iraqi forces lost the province, the yazidi became the starkest example of devastation committed by i.s.i.l. hundreds of thousands displaced, thousands killed or enslaved. i.s.i.l. persecuted turkman, shia'as and others, a report by the holocaust memorial museum says the yazidi's have been targeted for extermination. >> for the purpose of genocide you don't need to destroy the drop, it's the intent that is the factor. in this case that exists. >> i.s.i.l.'s attack follows a history of oppression. >> we believe there was an abundance of early warning signs. potential for this type of violence in iraq going about decades, which put mine jorties
at risk. one yazidi activist said when i.s.i.l. is defeated. victims must not take justice into their own hands. individuals who lost their family members will not think that they go there to have advantage of the military. bringing i.s.i.l. to justice requires hard evidence, and campaigners are worried about gaps in the documentation, this is an important step in the effort to bear witness police fired tear gas at protesters in greece that threw petrol bombs in the demonstrations in the capital. thousands gathered outside the parliament. angry about budget guts. we have this report from
athens. >> reporter: it's a wake up call for syriza, the first general strikes since it came to power, resulted in violence when it came from bliss, signs of anger. many people believe the party ignored workers on the left when it reversed anti-austerity policies. employment is stuck under 25%. many don't believe the party's promises to reduce poverty. syriza is cutting $5 billion from the budget as the economy is shrinking. part is to come from pension, and go group is more worried than the self-employed. their fund is bankrupt the problem is broader policy, when small business is closing and professionals find themselves on the street and the pension funds can't gather enough money. >> reporter: the burredion on contributors are heavy, there's 1.4 worker to each worker, almost 60 of pay goes to catches and social security. the highest margins, sophia has
found behind in payments. and is trying to catch up i don't know if i'll have a reward for the money i'm paying, it's as though i'm throwing it it's as though i'm throwing it it's as though i'm throwing it down the sewer, if there was a choice i'd opt for private insurance. >> reporter: they are both at the march, unhappy in work and retirement. a year ago labour unions were behind syriza. thinking the left was the best chance much breaking the cycle of spending cuts. and recession. it's not just about pension, syriza promised no new taxes, saying it would restore no new wages. are -- and would restore minimum wage to $800 a month. now that it's caved in, people are turning against it. social security analysts say pensions have already fallen by 45%. he thinks the government should crack down on undeclared labour. >> translation: you can't cut pensions and allow 6 billion worth of contributions to go
uncollected. it's decisive contribution right now. businesses are in arrears, or if someone works 25 days a month. they declare 15 days worth of contributions. penalizing employers can lead to severity without justice, pushing greece down the spiral of bankruptcy and unemployment at least 13 people suspected of plotting attacks in europe and the middle east have been arrested. italian police say the suspects were planning to i talk norwegian and british documents. security forces from five other countries were involved in the raids, targeting the group. franco is italy's national anti-mafia prosecutor. >> there have been 15 or 16 arrest warrants issued. more details will be given to 15
iraqi kurds and a kosovan. the main person arrested, the spiritual leader of the terrorist group, some of whose members were living in italy, the chief is the mullah, a founder linked to al qaeda, and founder of a new terrorist organization, which he decided to ally with the united states you'd think it was a success story. afghanistan's government says 8 million children are enrolled in school. activists change this saying many enrolled never turn up, and in some cases they don't exist. in the last of the 3-part series, jennifer glasse reports on the ghost schools. >> reporter: the children of this village say they want to learn. their school in this ham let is empty.
they say they have not been to school in weeks. >> translation: the teachers come 2-3 times a week, but do not give us anything to study. they do, however, collect share salaries. there's hundreds of ghost schools in gore province. >> i caned say it's -- can't say it's 70 or 80%. the situation of education is worrying. we monitored one district. out of 52 schools, three were working. in the village of tala the u.n. built school has a padlock on the gait. there's supposed to be six or seven teachers and dozens of students. the chiefs say the salaries are being paid. there's 225,000 in 812 schools. none have been closed by violence. he can't prove it. >> because of security, we as education officials are not able
to monitor and visit to control and make sure that teachers and students are at the schools. monitoring teams visit. when we showed our video of the schools, he couldn't explain why we found them empty. >> where are the teachers that you are paying. >> he blamed the lack of classes on individual students and parents failing to bring them to school. >> reporter: that's not what they say. >> translation: we ask the teachers, why are you not educating our children. they say the children are not coming. when we send them, the teachers are not there. >> reporter: money conditions to flow. teachers salaries are half a million. there's allegations part of it ends up in the hands of the
taliban. the schools with students are in areas that can be monitored in the capital. thousands have no schools and no teachers. education officials have known about the problem for years. >> time to catch up with the sporting action. here is sanaa. >> thank you. one of the biggest rivalries in international football resumes later. argentina hosts brazil in the world cup qualifier. travels to venezuela on the back of a win. having lost the opener to chile. the star player returns after suspension. he's in good form having scored 10 goals for barcelona. >> if we analyse the numbers, stats. neymar is showing his
performance. messy has an injury. ronaldo is demanded with high expectations. 2014 world cup runners in argentina will be missing three star strikers. lionel messi, tevez and others are injured. the argentinians failed to win the first two qualifiers, losing one and drawing the other. >> translation: the team's outcome is tied to the absence. if the team lose, the team is dependent on him. but the truth is winning or losing, the absence of the best player in the world is important. south american champion chile is in access. having won the opening two qualifiers. >> being the best team in the world is a nice prize for the work. it's not the main thing at the
moment. it's a consequence of good performances. >> there has been world cup qualifiers across asia on thursday. japan won 3-0 in singapore. they managed to hold on to a gealeless draw. the result means japan topped group e with 13 points. south korea beat myanmar 4-0 at home to remain top of group g. substitutes with a goal at the ninth. it was south korea's fifth straight win of the tournament. they crashed malaysia 6-0. it was the same result as when the two sides met in kuala lumpur in june. >> they scored a hat-trick. >> i am happy with the result in the three points, it was not an easy match. we didn't have time to prepare after the saudi arabia game. we played well. we have three points from the
three matches and dedicate the win from our gans who stood by us. >> hungary took a step towards ending a 40 year weight to compete in the european championships. they within the first leg playoff against norway, one it 1-0 in oslo. the second leg will be played in bucharest on sunday. >> liberia's team has been exuded from a list of candidates for f.i.f.a. elections. michel platini is not on the list, but could be added if his band is listed. here is a look. michel platini's right hand man is in the running and has the support of u.s. there's f.i.f.a. president made
a bit in the last election, but could not get enough support. a bahraini made the list, and he heads the asian football federation. prince hussain is set for another crack at the top job. and activist turned businessman will stand. he works for f.i.f.a. and has the backing of south africa's football association. the suspended f.i.f.a. president is out of hospital after a small emotional breakdown according to his spokesperson. the 79-year-old was banned for 90 days by the f.i.f.a. ethics committee, he is under criminal investigation for a $2 million pilot from f.i.f.a. to michel platini. >> garcia has a one-shot lead after the first round of the b.m.w. masters. he's looking for a first win.
shooting nine birdies, finishing with an 8-under par 64. >> playing nicely. conditions were good. not much win. a bit of a drizzle. other than that it is good. the course is nice. i drove all the way over, and it gave me a lot of opportunities. you know, it was nice. >> that's it from me, back to felicity. >> there's a race to save the world's honey bee, they are part of the eco system. pollinating a third of the world's food. disease and farming techniques are killing them off. we have this report from niue, a bee keeper things he may have found a solution to this looming crisis. east of the international dateline, niue is a small nation home to 1200 people. hidden away in the forest are
hives of honey, the local beekeeper says the colonies are the best. 99% would be happy to see this. >> even with a mask on. that's crazy. >> andy is producing a range of organic honey to fund his dream. a sanctuary plaguing the world's bees. he says niue has the perfect climate to breed calm queen bees all year around. >> you have to get the right sized islands in. if you go too small, you can't get the scale up. if you are too billing, it's too hard to manage. this is the perfect sized island for the project. >> niue is isolated. the nearest country is 300km
away, which is why a bee sanctuary would work. the leader supports a plan, it's a struggle to make money due to a small workforce and long shipping routes. >> if we need to borrow money to accelerate the process, we'll do that. i think we are talking to them about the possibilities of becoming jointly partners. >> reporter: critics say niue is cyclone prone and fear diseases could kill the bees when exported overseas. niue wants scientists to come here to experience the buzz for themselves. you can see more of drew's programme "the buzz around niue", on 101 east, on 2230 g.m.t. here on al jazeera. for the moment that's it for me, felicity barr. join us in a few hours time.
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