>> hello, i'm lauren taylor. this is the news hour live from london. syria's factions arrive for talks. there is serious questions about who should take out. >> protests after a fatal shoot out with police. >> let's see how much money fox is going to make on the debate without me. >> donald trump will not be part
of the debate with u.s. presidential hopefuls. >> hello, i'm robin adams in doha with all the sports news for you. including. >> we hear from one of the candidates for fifa president, and what it will take to make football's governing football credible again. >> talks to find the political solution to end the war in serie a are in trouble before they've even gun. they're supposed to start on friday, but rival factions are threatening to boycott. the syrian national coalition said that it won't make a decision until thursday.
most of the rebel factions fighting in serie-a form the higher negotiating committee. it's written to the u.n. with a list of conditions taking part. kurdish group, the pyd has not been invited. rush wants them there, but turkey calls them terrorists and does not want them there. >> some opposition politicians have already arrived in switzerland. political groups not on the list of opposition delegates drawn up in saudi arabia are staying in this hotel in the resort town of lausanne. some have received invites. others have not. the co-chair man of one of the largest kurdish groups, the pyd. a group turkey says is a terrorist entity. turkey's objections have been heard by the u.n. he's not received an invitation. >> if he really want to peace
for syria, if they want a political solution for syria, if they don't like maybe the same outcome, all the syrians should be included on the payroll and they should negotiate others. not by the influence of some other forces outside looking in serie- syria or they have plans for syria. >> others who have now got an invitation are now considering whether to accept because their allies have been excluded. >> are you going to go to these talks that are supposed to start on friday? >> we hope to be present in the geneva talks with the strong and balanced allegation as we come to these talks, they're very important to us and the syrian people. >> if the talks go ahead on friday, the controversy over invitations will have given them a difficult start. but that's almost nothing
compared what the tasks have ahead on trying to end the war that's lasted almost five years and claimed more than 300,000 lives. james bays, al jazeera, lausanne. >> it all comes as the united nations security council hears that siege and starvation are still being used as weapons of war in is syria. they say about 4.6 million people are in hard to reach areas, and 486,000 are trapped in besieged areas. urging those attending talks in geneva to put people before politics. >> you have taken action on chemical weapons in syria. you've authorized cross border humanitarian assistance, and you've taken action to launch a political process. but for those trapped under siege, malnourished and lacking basic supplies, we have not done enough. they have no hope. they believe the world has
forgotten. as this conflict aroaches it's sixth year now is the time for council members with influence on the parties to put their dinners aside and find ways to improve access to millions of syrians that remain trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas. the syrian people cannot wait any longer. >> president hue san rouhani is in france on the second leg of his tour. the campaigners are calling on france not to ignore iran's human rights records. jacky rowland reports. >> in one of the chic areas
paris a shop is eyeing customers far away, in iran. the shop sells cosmetic cosmetics with national ingredients. half its income is in exports. >> iranian women are very sophisticated, even more so than french women. >> her company was part of the delegation that visited iran in september. more than 100 firms took part for a wide range of industries including agriculture, pharmaceuticals and constructi construction. sanctions were lifted after international monitors confirmed that tehran had complied with the terms of the deal. after a long period of isolation, iran is once again open for business. >> the return of iran to the international stage was made
possible by a nuclear deal announced in july. the deal limits iran's enrichment capability and imposes strict monitoring. france took a particularly hard line during the negotiations. >> the only hostile power needed to pacify and the ways there have was france. the u.s. and the obama administration would do whatever it took to bring back iran. france was playing the bad-cop role. it was important to mend this relationship with france. >> and important for france, too, since valuable contracts are at stake. iran needs to update its fleet of passengerrer planes. it will buy more than 100 from airbus. good news for french jobs. the french may be unhappy that president rouhani chose rome not paris for its first stop for the european tour. the companies marked the occasion by signing deals worth up to $18 billion.
france will want to reassert itself as a strategic partner for iran both politically and economically. jacky rowland, paris. >> the justice minister has resigned. she spoke of concerns of stripping french citizenship from those who were involved in terrorist plans. this comes after the attack in november that left 130 dead. >> i chose to be loyal to myself, to my commitments, to my struggles, to my relationship with others, loyal to ourselves. the terrorist threat is serious. unpredictable and we've learned to fight it, and we've given ourselves the means to do so. we know how to fight it, and we've shown we're determined to fight it. >> the european commission vice president said greece must fix serious deficiencies at its borders.
it says if it doesn't it will face more border controls with other states within the schengen zone. greece has been a common transit country for more than 1 million people who arrived on the country last year. >> last week they ask the commission to lay the groundwork that allows temperrary controls greece has neglected its separations and external border controls must be dealt with by the greek authorities. >> human rights watch said that a link to u.n. report contradict'contradict
contradicts britain's rationale in yemen. the saudi-led coalition and houthi rebels violated humanitariahue international humanitarian laws. it's been five years since protesters took to the streets of yemen's capital sanaa to demand regime change. but it has resulted in a poorer and even fractured country. they came in the thousands. yemen's capital of sanaa echoed for the president to step down. protesters continue the demand for a month. ali abdullah saleh ruled yemen for more than 32 years. during that time few people shared in the country's modest oil wealth. it took more than a year, but he
finally step down but did not go away. he flew to saudi arabia, his long time ally. but family members maintained many key positions, especially in the armed forces. the new president abd rabbuh mansur hadi faced bitter divisions, and his government struggled to bring security through the tensions. in addition to al-qaeda in the southeast, they had to contend with the shia houthi rebels in the north. emboldened by political infighting they took over the capital in sanaa and forced out the elected government. in the meantime, ali abdullah saleh returned to yemen and formed an alliance with the houthies. the houthies arrested and later released abd rabbuh mansur hadi and his government members. they reconvened a government in saudi arabia. that was ten months ago.
and now nearly 6,000 people have been killed. the u.n. estimates 80% of the yemen population requires humanitarian assistance, that's more than 21 million people. much of the infrastructure including the airport in the capital has been reduced to rubble. a blockade calls an acute shortage of food and medicine. now they've demanded for rights and now it's come down to a battle for survival. >> ahead on al jazeera, begging for a better life, trying to making a living on sweden's streets. red door policy, ho it could be leading to abuse. and forced to share the limelight with history maker.
>> the first confirmed case of the zika virus has been found in mosquito breeding grounds. the virus has spread to 21 countries in the americas. one of the countries affected by the zika outbreak, joining us live is our lucia newman. how are regional leaders dealing with this crisis? >> hello, lauren, let me just correct you and tell you that chile is one of the few countries or rather mainland chile is one of the places where the zika is not expected to
strike because chile is sort of trapped between the andes mountains and the pacific ocean. however, this virus has hit easter island in polynesia, which does belong to chile. as i speak the regional leaders of all the of latin america are meeting in ecuador to sow what they can do to deal with this virus which has spread like wildfire. it has taken everyone off guard. they're talking about following brazil's example by sending soldiers out on to the streets to destroy the breeding grounds of this mosquito, which carries not own the zika virus, but dengue, they're going to set up a task force and see how they can share experiences and share scientist findings as well to come up with an antidote to this virus as soon as they can. all they can do is to ask or
appeal to women not to become pregnant until this virus or rather the epidemic subsides, which will take years, lauren. >> what do people say about this? are they frightened about the spread of the virus? >> people are terrified. there are a lot of women who don't have the option of not getting pregnant because they already have. and they don't know whether the child they're bearing will be born with microcephely, which is a very severe neurological disease which means that babies are born with smaller than normal brains. what many mothers are afraid of is that their child will be born with what they call a life sentence. it is not easy in this region for women not to become pregnant either because they don't have access to birth control, and also the high rate of sexual abuse and rape especially, of very young women, teenagers, who
become pregnant against their will, lauren. >> lucia newman, thank you very much. >> the fbi said it will continue to remove an armed group occupying a wildlife reserve in the u.s. state of oregon. it comes after one of the members of the group were killed and eight others were arrested during a shootout during a roadblock on tuesday. the police made their move on the militia leader and their supporters when they were traveling to a community metering 110 kilometers north of burns. >> let me be clear, it is the actions and choices of the armed occupiers of the refuge that has led us to where we are today. they've had ample opportunity to leave the refuge. actions are not without consequences. >> if the people on the refuge want to leave, they're free to do so through the check points
where they will be identified. >> u.s. presidential hopeful donald trump has pulled out of thursday's republican tv debate with one week to go before the iowa caucus. trump won't take part because it's being moderated by fox news anchor megyn kelly. he has called her a light-weight reporter and made disparaging remarks about her. >> megyn kelly should not be in the debate. i don't care about kelly--when meg. kelly did not ask me a question last time. i thought it was appropriate. every said that i won the debate. everyone said i won the last debate. i've won all of the debates. why should the networks continue getting rich on these debates. let's see how much money fox is going to make in the debate without me. okay? let's see. >> we'll speak with the washington, d.c. bureau chief of the huffington post.
donald trump has made it personal with megyn kelly and with fox. do you think this decision to pull out will hurt him or help him? >> it's hard to say, this is an election unlike anything we've seen in the united states of america. extraordinary. every time you think he has blundered, and i thought he has blundered several times, it winds up that his poll numbers are going to go up. he'll hold his own rally, which presumably the other cable networks will carry live in opposition to the fox debate. and if fox could, i could in an alternative universe seeing them playing trumps rally in one stream and having the debate down in a little corner because he draws such massive ratings. on the other hand, this makes him look scared of megyn kelly. on one hand he says she's a lightweight reporter and then on the other hand he's implying
that he's so scared that he can't show up for the debate. if that is the take away it does damage him but it's impossible to say at this point. >> what is ted cruz's reaction. he's trump's main rival. let's listen to what he has to say about it. >> now, if mr. trump is scared to face megyn kelly, then i would ask that he at least show the respect to the men and women of iowa. this race is a dead heat between donald and me. we're effectively tied in the state of iowa. if he's unwilling to stand on the debate stage with the other candidates, then i would like to invite donald right now to engage in an one-on-one debate with me at any time between now and the iowa caucuses. >> do you think that's a likely scenario? >> i don't think it is. i think donald trump knows ted
cruz is a powerful debater. ted cruz has been debating people since he was an 18-year-old in his dorm room. he was on the debate team and national debate runner up politics for him is empty of all substance, but is only a debate. no, that is his forum, and i think donald trump knows well enough. however, when donald has gone up against ted cruz he has held his own. doubled loves a show. he loves high ratings. anything is possible. and i think its possible--unlikely at this point, but it is possible that he will still show up to the fox debate tomorrow night. it will push the ratings through the roof. and this will be an attention getting because he loves attention above all else. >> how much difference does it make for the candidate's
standings or how people react to the candidate? >> this is the other reason why donald my be shying away from this debate. one thing is clear throughout history. you don't get much for winning a debate. but debates are places where people implode. that's--that's where campaigns go to die. you make a huge error, and you see your pole numbers item h tumble afterwards. however, he has made many errors over the previous debates, and he still comes out ahead. none of the normal rules appear to apply to him. but in some ways not debating is a safer path, although it does make him look weak. although as i said, this entire thing is strange and unprecedented. >> one of the normal rules is don't pick a fight with the media because that's something people have not tended to do. do you think others will join him? or is it a maverick rogue, he'll
be on his own on? >> i don't think anyone is going to join him on this particular one. when he first picked the fight with megyn kelly and fox news, everyone assumed okay, you can pick a fight with nbc, cbs, the establishment media. those are the medias that the g.o.p. hates. that's fine. people will rally you. but people assumed if he went after fox news, the conservative media, the media that ginned up all of the angler that he's now riding to the top of the polls, that there would be a backlash, andeled lose to fox news. but he stared them down the last time. his poll numbers went up, and he's just feeding off an energy. he thinks he can pull off the same thing again this time around. you know, a lot of people have lost money betting against him. so you want to be careful placing that wager that this is a bad move, even though it looks so bad. >> what about the democrats?
what kind of strategy are they employing, or are they having to keep changing their strategy to deal with all this? >> right, for hillary clinton, every day that she's either the frontrunner or close to the frontrunner and there is not a lot of attention on hers is a good day for her. she, historically, since the early 90s, she withers under the sunlighting if you map her approval rating. the more people are paying attention to her, the less likable, the less popular she becomes. she has been enjoying the fact that so much attention is on the republican primary. own the other hand, you know, bernie sanders, quote/unquote is a valid socialist, it--he's giving her a run for her money. she's a couple of points ahead in iowa, and she has been able to paint this as a close race, which is it is, if she can come
out on top it will look very good for her. if the rest of the attention is on the chaos on the republican side and she can coast, that's just fine for her. >> very good to get your thoughts. thank you very much, indeed, for joining us. >> all right. >> now sweden, one of the richest countries in the world, has seen an increase in the number of beggars from eastern europe. the practice is legal, but it has brought fierce public debate. barnaby phillips has this report from stockholm. >> it's not what you would expect to see in wealthy sweden. beggars on many street corners in the capital of stockholm and in malmo in the south. they are roma lured to sweden by the economy. roma are often accused of belonging to criminal gangs, but gina said she's begging to send money back to her children in romania, where she could not find work. >> because i came here to do
nothing else. i sit down. i don't look in eyes of people. i feel very, very shame. very, very shame. >> the swedish government already struggling with the influx of refugees from syria and elsewhere has created a task force to look at the problem of roma beggars. >> they're allowed to stay, and we won't stand begging. but if you come to sweden, you must find yourself a legal way of living. you cannot suddenly make a settlement in parks and private property. swedish law must be upheld. >> in an illegal camp gina and her friends, they've been told that it will be cleared by the police. protesters gather, some support the roma. others want them to leave.
[ protesting ] >> the conviction takes place in the middle of the night, and the political forces opposed to the roma beggars are gathering strength. these are sweden's parliament buildings. i've come here to meet a member of parliament, whose party is trying to make begging illegal. >> they are the deeden democrats, anti-immigrant growing in popularity. >> we're already seeing how illegal settlements are spreading all over the country, and they're creating situations which swedish authorities have no control over. so it's when we reach that scale of begging, when we have this kind of begging where you see this when you come to sweden, that's created a lot of problems. >> back in malmo, the sit-in is just outside of the town hall, but this is also broken up. the government supplies buses to take roma back to romania.
gina decides to stay, many do take up the officer but intend to come back to sweden. they said we'll move on, but we'll always come back. >> i'm daniel in argentina's region in crisis that is looking for new flavors. >> and in sport, kevin durant rebounds from a slump with a huge final quarter against the new york knicks.
road to the white house. >> you have to find common ground. >> i'm doing what's right for you. >> that's the kind of debate that we need to have. >> stay with al jazeera america for... >> it's going to be about getting people out to the caucus, which is not an easy thing to do. >> comprehensive coverage that's... >> the focus will be on south carolina tonight. >> a reminder 689 top stories here on al jazeera. disagreement remaining about who is invited to syria peace talks. the fbi will remove an armed group occupying a reserve in oregon. one died and eight others
arrested at a police shoot out at a roadblock. brazil deploys 2,000 troops as it begins an awareness campaign of the mosquitoes carrying the zika virus. >> this was the image that egypt's government didn't want the world to see. despite restrictions on media and freedom of speech, they manage to broadcast to millions of homes around the world the historic moment when hundreds of thousands of egyptians took to the streets calling for freedom in early 2011. since the evolution, al jazeera has been systematically and deliberately targeted by
egyptian authorities. in the early days they drove around with banners threatening to cut people's tongues off if they spoke to al jazeera. the network's offices were closed including its staff were arrested and detained by the military. in august 2012 during the rule of the supreme council of armed forces and staff, crew were attacked by police and staff as they reported outside of a hospital where the deposed president mubarak was receiving treatment. then one of the network studios overlooking the tahrir squire as fire bombs were fired. then july of the same year, after the country would announce a coup ousting it's first elected president, they would
force the channel to go off air. by the end that have year five al jazeera journalists were languishing behind bars prior to their imprisonment, several other colleagues of theirs had already been detained and realized arbitrarilily on what was the most systemic crackdown any news journal had suffered. since then network signals have constantly been jammed. they would track the source of the jamming equipment to military installations across cairo. all of this led to al jazeera filing a case at the international censor of dispute in 2014. the body tasked with international business disputes. the network gave the government
a six-month grace period to engage in settlements. 18 months have gone by yet the egyptian government has refused to communicate positively with al jazeera. the network claim is based on the 1999 bilateral treatment treaty. to respect al jazeera and it's employees right to freedom of expression. the network is hoping that by pursuing this case not only will it be reimbursed. but mourn importantly it will help to protect journalists and their freedoms. >> the device dominating smart
phone sales for a decade, but iphone is expected to suffer its first year on year sales. the first iphone was released in 2007 an 11 models have followed. it has made it the most valuable company around $550 billion. but sales are flat lining in the first fiscal quarter evident year, it sold over 300,000 more than the year earlier. part of the problem is china a key market for the iphone. the economy there is softening. as long ait's not as though apple is in financial trouble. it ilet's speak to the technology journalist who is in mountain view, california, for
us. has the iphone lost its appeal or is it about the competition doing better than they were? >> well, i don't think its lost its appeal but there is competition that is doing well. and i think that the smart phone market is beginning to be saturated. it's not as if anybody who would ever want a smart phone has bought one but among those in the world who can afford one especially at prices apple is charging they have penetrated a lot of the existing markets. they have to grow the markets share by lowering the price or accept the fact that their growth rate may diminish. >> have they got anything wrong? is it too big or something specific about the recent one that people don't particularly like? >> no, i don't think anything wrong with the iphone. this is a problem that most companies would love to have. they've sold an incredible number of iphones. it's not as if these phones are languishing on the shelves, but let's face it, they're expensive. part of the problem is that the average price of an iphone is
upwards above $600. this is expensive for most of the world's population. this is even expensive in the united states and europe where they're comparatively wealthy to other parts of the world. but when you look at it in general, you see android phones under $200. these are good phones that compete with the iphone. when you're charging three and four times as much as the competition in some cases that puts you in a tough situation. and in some ways it's almost surprising this has not happened earlier. >> what does apple need to do to pull it out of the bag to keep its edge in that kind of world? >> either an incredible phone, the iphone 7 has to be a killer phone that the existing iphone users can't wait to upgrade to, or a lower priced phone that will increase their market share and compete with maybe not the 200 an dry phones but 300 to 400-dollar phones that are on the market.
if they can do one of those two things they may not grow rapidly they could stem the tied of erosion, but they fear in terms of their sales figures. >> what about other products. people have talked about an apple car or something like that. how likely are those kinds of odd things to come out, do you think? >> well, that's a very important question. apple has surprised us and delighted us with new and innovated products, although that has not happened for a while. the apple watch was supposed to do that. they've sold in the millions, they haven't released the sales figures, but it did not take the world on fire. it has not caught on as a killer product. whether it's apple tv, or some day an apple car or some other product category, if apple can do what it did with the phone, with the iphone, the ipod, and tablets with its ipad, if
it can do that, then the company can generate more revenue. as valuable of a company that amy is, it request be a dangerous position to be in. >> the united nationsest made 40% of children in afghanistan are out of school because of poverty. in order to survive some poor families are forced to make their children carry out hard labor. >> these children are forced into hard labor log to make bricks to help their family pay off debts. everyone has to work. >> my hands and feet hurt. >> she's 11.
she says she wants to be at school. >> if we have an education it would be better than this. my head hurts a lot. >> their father tells me that he borrowed money from the brick factory owner to cover the daily expenses of his family of 15. the family's entire income is less than $20 a day, which leaves them always needing to borrow more. he says it hurts him to see his children suffer, but he has no other choice. you can find entire families working here making bricks, but the main working force are children 3. those under the age of ten can work eight hours a day. those over ten years old have to work 13 hours a day. child labor in afghanistan is endemic. it's been illegal since 2003, but families are desperate to send their children to work in order to survive. the government says that it's aware of the problem and is
trying to promote education and create jobs. the situation is not any better. children are found working in many sectors as cheap labor force. government figures shows 1.9 million children work around the country. >> the issue is a serious one. the government has an responsibility to support the children. >> child labor is a long-established custom that is difficult to overcome. it is related to the country's development. the children have to make 4,000 bricks a day. every brick bears their sweat and pain. al jazeera, jalalabad. >> at least ten people have been killed and more than a dozen left injured after a bomb
attack. two women are thought to have detonated their devices at the reopening of a market that had been closed because it became a target for boko haram attacks. chibrook was part of 300 girls who were taken from its school in 2013. ban ki-moon on tuesday condemned israelite expansion settlements as provocative acts, but benjamin netanyahu hit back saying that the u.n. has lost it's neutrality. >> the words of the secretary general only bolster to terrorism. there is no justification for terrorism period. the palestinian murderers do not want to build a state. they want to destroy a tape and they declare it publicly. the u.n. long ago lost it's neutrality and moral powers, and these words by the secretary general do not improve the situation. high unemployment in south africa has promoted the latest
mass march by those demanding jobs. >> most here are trained security guards. some have not worked in years. >> the unofficial unemployment rate is 55%. thousands of opposition supporters marched to demand work. the main opposition party, the democratic alliance said that nearly 2000 south africans lost their jobs in the past seven years. >> that's saying to the people of this country is that the biggest fight is fight for jobs, the fight for opportunity, and the first phase of our freedom was to give people the right to
vote. the next phase is to make opportunities for south africans. >> the democratic alliance is wide interest. raisessist comments from a few party supporters caused outrage earlier this month, but it does have a significant amount of support. the president and the government controlled by the african national congress is promising to create more jobs. the national development plan that aims to cut the unemployment level to 25% in 15 years. they plan to do this by focusing on infrastructure, development, improving education and fighting corruption. the anc has been in power since 1994. it remains the most popular party with the black majority.
>> fruit sellers in argentina are in crisis. growers say demand for their produce has diminished, and they face competition from big companies like monsato, which operates in buenos aires. >> this is the heart of argentina's fruit growing region. but it's different here. these pickers are working for an argentine company founded 15 years ago. nearly all its produce goes abroad, mostly to the united states. since it's organic and the organic market in argentina hardly exists. it's also a country where genetically modified crops rule.
>> ththe neighbors, it's very important how you relate to them and how they relate to you. it's an important challenge especially in areas buenos air buenos aires, monsanto and their friends, the gmo, that's a big challenge. >> it all looks rosy in this orchard, but argentina's fruit industry is in crisis. hundreds of small growers have gone under or surviving producers are protesting, last week dumping rotten apples outside of state buildings calling on the government to fulfill its promise to support small fruit producers. >> in this valley we all suffered economically last year. the deep valuations in russia and brazil. our own exchange rates. but reaching new markets, finding the organic niche has helped our company. >> they work with migrants from the north trying to proceed a
fresh model in the midst of turmoil. it's labor intensive to use methods that have not changed for generations. while the rest of the industry is in crisis, these workers are not just earning for themselves and their families, but providing for the wider community. >> luis has spend 40 years in the fruit industry. he said organic is no more difficult. the emphasis is on preventing disease. as well as smelling the flowers and hearing the birds they're working for the community. >> all the farm workers meet and we discuss what to do with the lift that the company gives us under just trade. and renovations in the nearby town as well as machinery for
the local fire brigade and hospital. these are williams pairs with more apples to follow. they'll be enjoyed in north america. argentines won't taste them. but they will be the truce of the labors. >> sports is up next. we'll tell you why tennis authorities are launching an internal review over allegations of match fixing.
>> lauren so, good to see you, thank you very much. it's time for the job to go to asia or africa. they say they're open to the idea of formingeing an alliance with one of their guys win or lose, it's not about me or any other form. it is about the story of fifa. it is about making sure the integrity. >> the frontrunners appear to be chic salman. neither appears to be a clear majority. do you envision alliances being formed? if so would you get involved with that? anthat?
>> people do form alliances. and i'll be open with you, i've been approached by people who want to talk with me about taking positions. it's quite healthy. it's quite natural and it is democratic. but it depends on the vote. the next president of fifa next month should come from one of the two continents of asia or africa. with the help of europe. >> the confederation of african football is the largest association in world football. do you believe it is under represented fifa? >> it africa is seriously under represented. it's a travesty of justice.
>> regardless of who wins this election, is this president going to be capable of fixing fifa? >> we should not believe that pronouncing so many votes for either president. you've got to make sure that you work with everybody to work on enhancing and rebuilding fifa to make it a great organization again. it is a long, long road. >> manchester city has booked a date with liverpool, and all to do against everton in the second leg 2-1 on aggregate going into this game. ross barclay would open the scoring and they would turn on the pressure and the excitement.
everton still had the edge they're under way to the thembly final on september 28th. a leading tennis authorities have announced the approach in the corruption of match faking claims. >> authorities were forced on the front. >> we have to act quickly. we're in a top environment in sport for, in terms of an easy target for people to have a go with recent allegations of governing bodies. we are in what appears to be open and transparent. >> a media investigation a fort night ago accused the integrity unity of failing to follow up on suspicious results. then two days ago an agency at
an australian number after a large amount of money was placed on the losing pair. >> it is important that we do so quickly. we're announcing an independent review that will examine all aspects of tennis' anti-corruption program including the tennis integrity unit work. >> andy murray booked his 18th appearance in the grand slam. >> the last few days have been tough. i haven't played my best tennis but i managed to get through. but i felt at the end of the match i was playing some good stuff. >> britain will also have a woman in the grand slam semifinal for the first time
since 1983. the 64-61 winner. >> i thought i did a good job of removing any sort of occasion from the match. i really just took it as a dennis match, and they're really good opponents. i wanted to make sure that i was executing to the best of my ability. >> elise holman, al jazeera. >> i have no idea where the time has gone because now we're down to the last four of the semifinals. there is a huge showdown between defending champion djokovic winning all of those encounters
and andy murray, the second seed, goes into the second semifinal. let's go to the women's final. every times williams has reached the semifinal in melbourne she has gone on to lift the trophy. and they'll be well aware because she was the first one to knock down williams in the first round. investigating tax evasion in the country's top two leagues police in naples said clubs in tuesday seizing cash, stocks and property from more than $13 million from 58 people involved in the professional game. amongst those named in the investigation former argentinian international and napoli chairman and president of lazio and ac milan's chief executive.
a to the nba, kevin durant on fire scoring a season high, 44 points on the night. his basket tied the game in regulation time and the thunder went on to win 128-122 in overtime. the second round this season that durant has crossed the 40-point mark. he played 43 against the orlando magic. back to the news hour team in london. >> thanks, robin. before you leave this news hour, sudan is reporting that president bashir has ordered the border with south sudan to be opened. it will be the first time since the land border will be reopened. we have more news for you in a few minutes. thank you for watching the news,
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