announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour, i'm live from our headquarters in doha, our top stories. confusion and controversy. 14 hours before syria. there are sharp visions of an illusion of a prominent force. u.s. police arrest a leader of a group in oregon. and denmark passes a controversial bill to seize refugees assets and valuables,
trying to move past painful war time images. a japanese emperor visitors the philippines since world war ii. we are just two days away now from proposed talks on the syrian crisis, and there is confusion and disagreement over who should take part. it seems clear that one of the most influential kurdish groups, the pyd, will not be attending. participation is necessary, but turkey says the group is linked to terrorism. >> translation: representation in the talks with the kurds is a necessity. we are not against the presence of the kurd, but we are vehemently against the pod and others who oppress the kurds. it's unacceptable to let the terrorist organization join the
patients. they can't sit together with honourable groups fighting against the regime. they should be on the table. the regime can't representatives the struggle of the syrian pilot. now to bernard smith, who is near the border of syria and turkey. the prime minister there calling pyd a terror group, this is a group that is an ally to the united states and fighting against i.s.i.l., why is this controversial. you heard why they are opposed to the pyg - essentially because y.p.g. is allied as a separatist state to the kurdish group, the p.k.k. which turkey is involved in a decades long conflict here.
authorities long let it be known that we are opposed to the y.p.g. being involved in the talks in syria. however, on the ground in syria, the y.p.g. most affecting fighting force, the u.s., the united states in particular have been working with them for a long time, supplying them small arms, supplying them with logistical systems, helping fight i.s.i.l. the y.p.g. was expecting representation for these talks. >> what would it mean for the talks, and syrian crisis going forward. russia's foreign minister said we cannot achieve the results we want. definitive conclusion, so the russians made their views clear.
they lead the pyd. and he says no, we expect to be on the table, to be invited. they haven't seen it. they representatives a large section of syrian society. or a lot of syrian kurds living in country, and they say we'd be representativesed around the tables. if we are not. the geneva three talks fail. two talks that were held back in february 2013, and failed because he said not every pact of syrian seat -- aspect of syrian society was represented around the table. >> live for us in ghaznian texas the main opposition groups have been invited, but they have not official accepted. they are seeking clarification on a few points from the u.n. >> there are new things that have been discussed all the time. we are not here in riyadh to do
nothing. we came to re-assess the issues, this, by no means suggests there's a tendency to go to the positive decision. discussions are ongoing, they are constructive. there's no disagreement with the old invitation which we consider negative. there are vague and mysterious points. discussions are ongoing, we shouldn't be quick. >> u.n. special representative for libya is insisting on a peaceful transfer of power in the country, since 2014 libya had two competing parliament, one in tripoli, the other in the east. last month the warring side signed a u.n. brokered agreement with the government. the internationally recognised tobruk government rejected the plan. >> i urge all interlocuteurs to continue to act and accept the libyan political agreement as the basis of the process, there should be a peaceful transfer of
power, the rejection use violence for political purposes. >> i.s.i.l. is believed to have carried out the attack at the headquarters of the 10th division of iraqi army, troops have been fighting to regain full control of ramadi from the armed group. >> denmark passed controversial legislation allowing the confiscation of valuables from refugees, the new law will allow police to cease assets from asylum seekers. rob matheson has the details. >> the mood was subdued. the 3-hour debate was polite. the result shocked maybe in denmark, by 81-27 votes, danish politicians said police could sees valables worth more than 1,500 usd. the cash will be used to cover housing and food costs while
they wait for the asylum claims to be heard. >> the argument that denmark doesn't do its bit. we do our bit when it comes to refugees in europe. it's not a secret that when we stand here today, we wish to take a smaller share. >> denmark took in 20,000 refugees last year, and it's not the only country to make them pay for living extents. spitz takes valuables more more than 900,000. critics and supporters. bill says it has more to do with deterring refugees from crossing the border. >> translation: denmark was known as a small humanitarian country, that was at the forefront and found diplomatic solutions. today we are known as a strict policy. >> the united nations is concerned. the decision to give danish
police the authority to search and confiscate valuables from asylum seekers sends damaging messages, in our view, running the risk of fuelling sentiments of fear and discrimination, rather than promoting solidarity for people in need of protection. the danish politicians says it is in line with welfare rules. it has to sell assets more than 1500 before they can receive social benefits. refugees will be allowed to keep its of sentimental value, like wedding and engagement. family portraits and medals. they may have to hand over watches, computers and mobile phones. sometimes their only think to family and friends left behind. >> italy and iran signed billions of dollars worth of business deals on monday as part of iranian president's first
visit to europe since the lifting of international sanctions against iran. the tour is aimed at rebuilding iran's ties with the west. live to al jazeera's jacky rowland in rome for us. a visit and rebuilding iran's image if you will, but trade high on the agenda there. >> the economic cooperation, the deals signed have been important for both countries, they've been talking about all the areas in which they can cooperate. one being culture. right now the iranian president has been taken by his italian hosts to see some of the sites in rome. he was at the vatican. he was talking to reporters about transportation, energy,
and the opportunities which iran can offer european countries for business, now that the international sanctions have been lifted. >> translation: for a long time the e.u. cut its ties. the countries damaged were the european ones. they had good economic title. because of sanctions and political situations they were deprived. today we have a win-win situation. >> reporter: he talked with the opportunity for u.s. companies to do business with iran, and said that the see to that lay with washington, not tehran. some of the strongest statements were reserved for the subject of saudi arabia. president hassan rouhani outspoken, typical.
first and foremostly for the recent execution of the shi'ite cleric. but it went on to list a whole series of issues where he felt saudi arabia was to blame. criticizing the mismanagement of the hajj pilgrimage. that suffered as a result of accidents. there'd been the collapse of a crane, and he accused saudi arabia of interfering in syria, in lebanon, and he was very critical in particular of saudi arabia's involvement in the war in yemen, where he accused the saudis of being responsible for killing many civilians. strong words. at the same time the iranian leader said he was trffed in calming down tensions and de-escalating what we have seen
in the deterioration between the two countries thank you, jacky rowland live for us still ahead on the al jazeera newshour - zeroing in on zika. brazil announces new measures to stop the spread of the mosquito formed virus. >> growing numbers of roma struggle to survive on the streets of sweden. >> in sports. britain's biggest name in tennis forced to share the limelight with a history maker. the latest on the australian open is coming up. first, vietnam's communist party central committee re-elected the secretary general. following a vote by committee, made up of 180 members. delegates are meeting behind
closed doors. live to scott heidler, in the capital forest, it comes before the ainnocencement on thursday, but it was expected, wasn't it. >> it was. mr chong was expected to be named for a second five year term of general secretary. official word will come out on thursday, when there are closing ceremonies for the national party, congress for about a week. today, wednesday, was the first time the central committee met. that's when they decided who would be on the paul it bureau, within that group, they re-elected mr chong to be the general secretary. there'll be many challenges for him and the new leadership over the coming years, and one that they'll focus on, maintaining the focus on, maintaining relationships and fostering relationships as the nation is more geopolitically important.
>> following 2,000 years of confusionism in vietnam historical routes shared with neighbours to the north runs deep. the relationship is unsteady the last few years. this person has been a tour guide in the capital for 15 years. dedicated to confushes the temple of literature is a stop. his cop did suffer a fall in traffic. because of a ter tarrial dispute in the south china see. >> for the chinese people it depends on which year, the relationship between the government, and the relationship between china changes a lot. >> as a result of the souring relationship vietnam embraced the pivot to asia.
40 years after the wore ended the relationship has never been better. >> the u.s.'s transpacific agreement is in the final stages before being signed. it will make trade between the members easier and cheaper. >> vietnam is one in a position to hugely ben fipt. it could loosen vietnamese ties with china. >> the economic relations between vietnam and china is over dependence. but that would typically be in place. vietnam would have more relationship. >> that can include american military equipment. the government lifted bans on sales to vietnam two years ago. >> vietnam is glowing. it's one of the fastest growing economies in the world. and that along with t.p.p. coming online, industries are looking to take off.
>> for every one billion of u.s., of textile export, it will create about 100,000 jobs. exports from vietnam will exceed $40 billion by 2020. >> that's a million and a half more employed in the textile industry alone. as the communist party chooses its leadership for the next five years, the younger generation hopes grofth and fortune -- growth and fortune continues. >> the philippines gives a red carpet welcome in japan, 60 years after diplomatic relations were renewed. many have painful memories, not everyone is happy about the emperor's visit. >> reporter: trying to make peace with the pass. the emperor welcomed warmly by
the president. a look at the strive made between the two countries when japan occupied the philippines. the period under his father was one of the darkest history. since then, japan has become one of the philippines closest friends. the largest aid donor and a big foreign investor. now they are deepening security ties. with shared concerns over china extending its territory, japan and the philippines started to conduct joint military exercises, and there'll be an exchange of information and a transfer of hardware from japan to the philippines. also in the parks, an agreement allowing the return of japanese troops. >> the possibility of japanese soldiers is horrifying for many filipinos. especially the women, they were kept as sex slaves by the imperial army.
70 years on, and they are still waiting for justice. >> this woman was 14 when taken from home and made a sex slave by the japanese imperial army. >> what happened to us during the war would happen again. that's why we oppose the return of anyone soldiers. >> many filipinos are concerned over moves to deepen security ties like large allies. >> we view it with presentation. because we appear to be going back. we go into the agreement, our situation that jeopardise our aspiration for peace. >> peace is this japanese emperor's message. he is here to also honour the war dead. >> on the streets outside the presidential palace some wonder why he can't do more to help
restore the honour of those that survive the war in the united states, five people including the leader of an arm group occupying property have been arrested. in the state of oregon, shots were fired, one killed, another injured. reports suggest the fbi are sending in reinforcements to a wildlife refuge that some are occupyingment the group has been at the city of burns since january. the takeover began in the form of two farmers, ordered to go to gaol. the occupation was about land ownership. the protesters accused the government from illegally seizing land and demanded that it be returned to local control. al jazeera's correspondent has been monitoring the situation.
>> it appears that the gentlemen were on the way to a community meeting. at some point on a rural highway. fbi and local law enforcement encountered the militia members and a gunfight ensued. five were arrested of the the leader, amen bundy, was one of the five arrested. the person killed, militia mem be lavoie finighan, he was killed, he was the number two, often a spokesman for the militia group. what is going on at the refuge right now, there continues to be several other militia members there, hunkered down there. they have put out calls on social media and elsewhere, calling for other members around the country to join them, make a last-stand there. it's unclear if federal law enforcement officials plan to
raid refuges, arrest members. either way it could be complicated, as i'm told there could be women and children inside as well. >> the u.s. president is urging the rapid development of a vaccine for the zika virus as it spreads across the americas. brazil is the worst effected. government leaders planning to deploy 200,000 troops tracking down mosquitos. rob reynolds reports. >> there's a sombre mood at rio de janeiro's drome. seats, femmesing and food stands are -- fencing and food stands are drenched. in two weeks it is packed with thousands of people celebrating the carnival, and will be a key venue when brazil hosts the 2016 olympic games. both occasions risking the spread of the zika virus. >> translation: the place is considered a strategic police to
combat the mosquitos, they are strategic points. we have a different treatment. the summer dome is a strategic point. especially this even. >> brazilian laboratories are trying to confirm if there's a link between the virus and birth defects in hundreds of babies. the u.s. says it's beginning research to find a vaccine. president obama has been briefed on how the virus might spread and the possible economic impact. >> cases of zika virus have been reported in the u.s. state of virginia and arkansas. u.s. airlines offer refunds to passengers worried about flying to areas affected by the virus. >> here in california, so far there has been one confirmed case of zika virus infection in a teenage girl travelling to el salvador. she has made a full recovery. >> but in brazil some say warnings about zika and ways to
avoid contracting it are not getting through. >> when i arrived in the city, i did not see any information about anything. we knew about it from a television, but here in the city, i've not seen or heard about it. >> reporter: 25 countries now have the zika virus, and scientists estimate that more than 60% of the u.s. population live in areas where the virus might spread israel's prime minister has accused the united nations secretary-general of encouraging terrorism. the comment followed ban ki-moon adds condemnation of the settlements saying it's a provocative act violating international laws. >> these provocative acts increase the growth of central population, heightening tensions
and undermine a prospect for a political road ahead. some may say the volatility across the region makes it too risky to seek peace. i say the greater peril is not seeking a solution to the palestinian question. >> the words of the secretary-general bolster terrorism. there's no justification for terrorism. the palestinian murderers do in the want to build a state. they want to destroy a state and declare it publicly. the u.n. lost its neutrality and moral powers, and the words by the secretary-general do not improve the situation. >> widespread flooding has followed heavy downpours in the occupied west bank and gaza. power supplies were hit and roads impassable. residents were rescued from the homes, farmers retrieved animals, which had drowned.
>> let's get an update on the world weather with everton. floods in gaza, snow in jordan. >> that's right. we've been talking about the cold weather in asia, north america. turning to the middle east. we had wintry weather. looking at the satellite, there's areas of cloud rolling in from the mediterranean, into the levant countries and produced wintry weather over the last day or two. the picture coming out of ayman, capital of jordan. higher ground, but a good dusting of snow. rather tricky travelling conditions. temperatures have been well suppressed here. we have had trouble getting up to around - average of beirut and baghdad is 17 degrees. around 10 degrees, give or take a degree here. jerusalem, struggling to get to 2 degrees celsius, should be at around 13 degrees. the colder air making its way
further eastwards. kuwait goes from 14 to 10 degrees as that cooler air makes its way south words and eastwards. >> not much in the way of wet weather, wintry weather. crisp sunshine should come behind, and we should see some of the colder air making its way down the arabian peninsula. this rain singing south. struggling to get to 21 on thursday. wrap up warm on friday, textures will struggle to reach 15 thank you. still ahead on the nouri al-maliki. armed -- on the al jazeera hour. armed and dangerous - what is driving crime discontent in nigeria, feeling the affects of falling oil prices two asian football teams book their place at the rio
welcome back, you are watching the al jazeera newshour, a reminder of the top stories. 14 hours before talks on the syrian crisis, and confusion and dghts remain over who should take pard. russia wants the kurdish group included. turkey says it's linked to terrorism. >> vietnam's communist party central committee re-elected the general secretary, remaining in the powerful top position
following a vote by the committee made up of 180 members. >> in the united states, five people, including the leader of an armed militia occupying government property has been arrested. shots were fired, and one person killed during the operation in the state of oregon it's been five years since protesters took to the streets to demand change. it has resulted in a more fractured country. >> reporter: they came in their thousands. yemen's capital echoed with the people's call for the president to step down. inspired by revolutions in tunisia and egypt, protesters continued for months. ali abdullah saleh ruled yemen for 30 years, during that time few shared in the oil wealth. it took more than a year, he
finally stood down. he did not go away. he flew to saudi arabia, his ally. family members retain key positions, especially in the armed forces. abd-rabbu mansour hadi faced political decisions that were difficult, they struggle theed areled to -- struggled to distress the sectarianism. the government had to contend with shi'a rebels in the north. emboldened by the infighting, they took control of sanaa. they demanded an end to corruption, but forced out the elected government. in the meantime, ali abdullah saleh returned to yemen and formed an alliance with the houthis. they arrested and later released abd-rabbu mansour hadi and his government members. he reconvened the government in saudi arabia, that's where an international coalition was formed to counter the houthis, and counter iran-backed fighters
in yemen. that was 10 months ago, and now 6,000 were killed. 80% of the population years human tray assistance, more than 21 million. much of the infrastructure, including the airport has been introduced to rub. blockage has caused a shortage of food and medicine, it's been five years since yemenis battle for their rights. so far diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in yemen is unsuccessful. a ceasefire in december around the time of peace talks. that truth ended following violations on both sides this month. u.n. brokered peace talks from scheduled to take place on 14 january, but are yet to happen. joining us in the studio is
daniel martin, a reference professor and president. american institute for yemeni studies. thank you for coming. it's five years since the protests. today we have a situation where houthis in the north are fighting against supportsers of president hardy, the president backed by the saudi led collision, a very complex situation. when you look apt this pro-democracy movement that began five years ago, was it worth it. did it achieve anything at all. the situation in yemen, it was massive unemployment, there was corruption in the government, ali abdullah saleh, as you mentioned had created the problem by alienating the south. there was a secessionist movement. he had a war during the 2000s, for several years against the
houthis in the north. the time was ripe, and, you know, the revolution that happened in egypt. was happening in tunis set in play basically all thements of the society -- the elements of society were united against him. to say whether it was worth it or not. something had to change. the corruption was rampant. saleh was trying to become president more life or have his son come into power. there was an interest in change. what happened is that there was a stand off. part of the army was with salah, part of the army, and most of the tribes were supporting the students, and the women and individuals who came out in largely peaceful protests. >> more peaceful than in tunisia and egypt at the time. >> when you look at the situation in yemen today, we
talked about ali abdullah saleh, of course, do you think that the pro-democracy movement didn't succeed only because of salah, or were yemen's problems too big to start with. you have the secessionist movement in the south. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. it was doomed to failure from the start. >> easy to look back in hindsight and say it was doomed to fail. one could say that the g.c.c. brokered agreement that left salah with immunity in yemen was destined to create all sorts of problems. abd-rabbu mansour hadi was a weak leader. he didn't have the support of the military or in general. you had the insecurity created, the opportunity for al qaeda, and sharia to expand in the south. d.a.e.s.h. in the south. the problem is that there were external problems and pressure,
and this was a country where there was a tremendous amount of hardware provided by everyone over the years ali abdullah saleh collected that. in the long run, if you look at yemen's history, there has been many different regimes that had come to power. it has a resilient population because of the trips. we think of the tribes as backward and primitive. it was the civil society in much of yemen, at a time when there's rarely been a central government. what is plaguing yemen is a disastrous conflict on top of local grievances. but i think that the aspirations of the yemeni people to surmount this humanitarian crisis which is catastrophic, destroying the country and the people from every angle. i think most of the people want an end to the conflict.
>> how do you end it. the u.n. is trying to mediate it. so far efforts have failed. what needs to happen? >> if the yemenis are allowed to sort this out. they stand a better chance. traditionally. if you look at the revolution in the north in 1962 when there was an extended civil war, it came to a reconciliation. i don't think we should give up hope. the problem is in the middle of a disastrous war where war crimes are committed by all sides like the u.n. and amnesty international are selling us, it's easy to lose hope. my friends in yemen have that hope. we hope for a resolution. >> people are still hopeful. daniel martin of the american institute for yemeni studies. the u.s. secretary of state
john kerry is urging china to take more of a stand against north korea. john kerry has been meeting his chinese counter part in beijing, and described the nuclear plan as a challenge, and the actions as reckless and dangerous. >> whether or not he achieved the explosion of hydrogen weapon is not what makes the difference, is that he is trying, wants to do that and made the fament. against all of the international sanctions and resolutions passed by the global community to prohibit that behaviour now to venezuela, where the capital has been named the most dangerous again. al jazeera's virginia lopez went
to find out what drives some youngsters into crime. >> these men have jobs, but all rob and kill to fund their way of life. in venezuela, during the last decade. despite on oil boom that ke creased equality and unemployment. i have my job, but if the opportunity arises, i steal. >> according to security experts, impunity is partly to blame. so is the prevalence of weapons. >> we have a violent society with a lot of weapons circulating in the hands of people that shouldn't have access to them. >> some say prisons serve like a breeding ground for criminals than a place of reform. it's a few supported by images like these. showing prisoners with war grade weapons, he was killed by a rival gang while on peru.
opposition figures denounce that criminals could only have access to weapons of this type with internal complicity. the ministry of defense is yet to issue a response. people in the streets of caracas seem to know. >> it's the mafia. it's the people high up. >> according to a high n.g.o., the country with the highest degree of oil has the highest murder rate and inflation. sweden, one of the richest countries in the world is seeing an increase in the number of beggars from eastern courtroom. the practice is legal in sweden, but the arrival of beggars prompts a debate. barnaby phillips reports from stockholm. >> reporter: it's not what you expect to see in wealthy sweden. beggars. on many street corners in the capital stockholm and in malmo
in the south. the roma lured to sweden by the strong economy. beggars accused of belonging to gangs. geena says she begs to send money back to the children. >> i came to do nothing else. we were not recognising the people. i feel ashamed. very, very ashamed. >> the swedish government struggling with an influx of refugees from syria and elsewhere created a task force to look at the problem. >> they are allowed to stay. we will not ban it. but if you come to sweden, you must find a legal way of living. you can't suddenly make a
settlements in parks and private property. swedish law must be upheld. >> in an illegal camp on the outskirts of malmo, geena and her friends say they will be cleared by defense. >> the eviction takes place in the middle of the night. the political forces opposed to the roma beggars are gathering strength. >> these are sweden's parliament buildings. they came to meet a member of the parliament whose party is trying to make begging illegal. >> they are the sweden democrats. anti-immigrant. growing in popularity. >> we are seeing how illegal settlements are spreading and creating situation that is the authorities have no control over.
it's when we reach the scale of begging. that creates a lot of problems. >> back in malmo, the roma stage a sit in in the town hall. this is broken up. the government supplies buses. geena decides to stay. many take up the offer, although some say they intend to enter sweden, they can move beggars on. as long as poverty and discrimination, they'll always come back. >> and you can see the first of the 2-part series on people and power, that's begging for life on al jazeera. later on wednesday, 22:30 g.m.t. >> now to nigeria, where oil pipelines have been targeted and refineries shut down despite government leaders extending an amnesty to former fighters.
thousands surrendered their weapons, but they are not giving up their land. >> reporter: these former fighters in the niger delta were given amnesty in 2012 and receive money in a government benefit. they are pleased amnesty has been extended. but they'd be better to have jobs. >> the oil community was supposed to employ us. but not now. it has to be reviewed. most of them embezzle. >> reporter: government leaders say 30,000 fighters have given up their weapons, and theft at the illegal oil refineries have been reduced. critics say infrastructure, such as schools, hospitals and roads which the government promised to build have not been delivered. >> the amnesty programme was a bribe. to get them out of the quay, so that government will continue to
have access to the resources of the region, jill and gas. >> locals say the ament nesty took the fights off the streets. the region is one of the at least developed in the country, and its people are among the poorest. now the falling price of oil will reduce the oil for amnesty and the development for the region. >> we can't continue to think about oil. we have to create a new economy, an economy that is outside oil. what other areas, how can we get the people engaged overseas. how can we create entrepreneurship. it is at the heart of what we'll do in 2016 with the young people. >> global oil prices are at their lowest, and production has been cut following pipeline attacks last week. former fighters say the
government must fund the amnesty to keep the region peaceful joining me from is an analyst. they are not really addressing poverty in the niger delta. why are they note seeing a change, the government investing wealth into the communities there? >> the reason has been because the federal government has focused on building the infrastructure bus the federal government believe if you give people hand to mouth. they could exploit the oil. currently it is leaving because
of unemployment. during the next 15-8:24, there are 40% on unemployment rate, as we have in the niger delta. two out of three generally accepts the country. if you don't educate your population and give mon have tosity. >> sthel be effected. the money you give to them, they'll always want to come back for more. that is the challenge we are fizzed with in niger dealta. the nation or the people there are poor. >> educate and end gauge a population. last month we saw a legal victory against the dutch royal country in the netherlands, opening the door for nigeria's to sue them. nigerians are not able to hold the government accountable in
the same way. development you think the armed groups like men operating in the niger delta is a process of the people not using it against the government. if the government is responsible. and they are educated. what we experience is that with 65,000 stipend and $5 monthly was not against getting there. if the people are supposed to have the government to individuals, there is no way to walk. the nigeria government has not been there over the years, and that's why we have a lot of infrastructure. 300 billion infrastructure. housing gap. $2 million, and a powerful gap.
4,100 gap. no one is calling on the government, giving government - calling government to order. government is to big in nigeria, the competitiveness. they have the influence of legislature. >> let me ask you - i understand what you are saying. we are seeing oil prices low right now. in the last few days the oil company had to shut down two refineries, what impact is that having on production. you will notice that globally the prices of crude oil is going down, and nigeria is looking at generating for the first time in the last 16 years. that means we are looking at generating low and high income.
as a matter of fact. the power, the municipal powerhousing - municipal powerhousing, and the ministry says that nigeria is losing about 400 million nira to shot down the two refineries. less and less income because of the activity. and if i propose the solution, it should be that it is not enough for money. we must give them brain infrastructure going forward. >> thank you for talking to us. economist joining us from abuja. thanks for your time. sting ahead in sport - a warning from australia olympics chief saying zika virus causes concern for brazilian game organizers.
welcome back, time for sports. leading authorities announced a view into the approach into corruption into max-fixing allegations. the allegation came as the line up was decided at the australian open. elise holman reports. >> reporter: allegations of match fixing in tennis dogged the sport since the beginning of the first grand slam. before quarterfinal matches at melbourne park authorities were forced on to the front foot. >> we had to act quickly, we were in a toxic environment for sport at the moment in terms of it's an easy target for people to have a go with recent allegations and other governing
bodies. we want to be open and transparent. >> reporter: a media investigation accused the integrity unit of failing to follow up on suspicious results. days ago an agency suspended batting on a mixed doubles game after a large sum of ony was placed on a losing pair. >> it is vital to repair the damage, and do so quickly, which is why today we are announcing an independent review that will examine all aspects of tennis's anticorruption programme. including the tennis integrity work. >> it distrcted from the on court action where andy murray booked an appearance. he never listed the australian hope was a 4-set winner over david ferrer. britain will have a woman in a grand slam semifinal. for the first time since 1983.
urn seeded johanna kontar was a winner own shine sees shaang. >> i felt i did a good job removing any occasion from the match. i took it as a tennis match and competed against a good opponent and wanted to make sure i was executing to the best of my ability. >> her next opponent is kerber with a spot in the state. kerber beat victoria azarenka in straight sets. >> back in the men's draw. murray will face the winner of a match in rod laver arena, milos raonic is leading 2-1 and got a break in the fourth. it looks good for him.
afghanistan to football, and liverpool appears in the 12th final. it took a massive effort. stoke's marco cored the only goal, making it 1-1 on arg mate. 30 seconds separated the side. they came through the shoot-out 6-5. jurgen klopp and company will play everton or man city in the final on the 28th. >> south korea and japan qualified for the football tournament. the asian under-23 championships booked the places but there is home for the team they defeat. >> the winners of the semi finals guaranteed a place, more
than a shot at a title was up for grabs. after a goalless first half. a mistake from qatar's goal keemer presented south korea the game's opening goal. kattedar hope the majority of the squadly meet the world cup team of 2022. and hamid was able to respond with an equalizer. but that was as good as it got for the home team. two goals in the last five minutes to south korea, saw them qualifying for a record eighth consecutive olympics. >> south korea plays japan, beating iraq 2-1 in the semi. japan took a first-half lead. iraq was level before half time.
and the game looked set for extra time. waiting to send the county throughway late, late winner. iraq and qatar have a chance of reaching re-jo. they'll meet in a playoff with being. >> the third-placed playoff is normally the unloved footnote of the tournament. a game no team wants to take part in. but with the added dimension of a place in the rio olympics. >> italian police seized assets belonging to footballers agents and club executives as they investigate tax evasion in the top two leagues. police in naples raided clubs seizing cash, stock and property worth more than 13 million from 58 people involved in the professional game. amongst those named are former
argentina international and coach. as well as the napoli chairman, president of napoli. police think that players agents created falls invoices to clubs helping to dodge tax payments. >> australia olympic committee warned athletes to take extra precautions at the olympics after the outbreak in the zika virus in south america. venues will be expected daily. tuesday, insecticide was sprayed. thousands attended the carnival in two weeks time. >> thank you so much. we'll see you later, of course. stay with us on al jazeera, more world news coming up in a few minutes. the latest on the top stories here after the break. i hope you stay with us.
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