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>> hello, i'm maryam nemazee. this is the news hour live from london. coming up after four months on the run, suspects are captured alive. in brussels five people are detained. in other top stories, th brazilian police use water canon to clear the streets ahead of a pro government rally in
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sao paolo. >> we'll have all the sports including england pulled off a history-making run to beat south africa as the world's twenty20. >> now we begin this news hour. captured in a police raid in brussels. he had been on the run since november attacks in which 130 people were killed. in the last hour the prosecutor announce thad five people were detained in those raids in total. the french president said many more people were involved in the paris attacks than previously thought, and france will request extradition as soon as possible. we'll be live in just a moment. first, though, this report.
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>> he was france's most wanted fugitive. finally cornered and captured in a police raid in a brussels suburb. the immigration minister confirmed the arrest saying we got him. françois hollande welcomed the break through. >> i though my thoughts go to the victim. he's directly connected with the preparation and perpetration of these attacks. >> he had been on the run for four months. the police had repeatedly drawn to the brussels suburb since the november attacks in paris. he may have evaded capture as recently as tuesday. the police found his fingerprints at the scene of a shootout in another area of
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brussels. >> it's an intense piece of work that has been carried out and led to these very important results in the fight against terrorism. very important in the fight for democracy and the values in which we wish to promote this dreadful extremism. in the last few months more than a hundred searches have been carried out in a delicate way. >> 130 people were killed in paris on november. they were driven back to paris and became fran's most wanted man. his capture in who was behind france's worst attacks. al jazeera. >> let's go live to brussels to
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jacky rowland. it seems to be much quieter and perhaps a bit more normality returning to the streets, but different scenes earlier today. >> yes, involving special forc forces. clairely they had narrowed down the hunt with key evidence they had found in the department. this raid was originally planned for saturday, but police brought it forward because news of the fingerprints leaked into the public domain, and they were afraid that the information might cause him to take flight again. there have been a number of narrow misses in efforts to capture him. the fact that a car that he was traveling on november 13th and 14th were stopped by police, and
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the drivers were questioned. yet they were able to proceed in the days following the attack, intensive operations, yet ask not yelled i--did not yield in a capture. and on this occasion, people were not willing to take any risks, and once information about the fingerprint was out in the public domain, we heard about that a few hours ago. clearly it was felt that it was imperative and urgent to move in swiftly to capture the subject in case he was able to escape once again us suspects in the comes hours and over couple of
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days we'll get increasing pieces 6 information piecing together how salom had survived. who has been helping him since the night of november 13th. members of the same family are accused of sheltering him, but we didn't get information about who that family is and what their collectio connection might be and also he was slightly wounded during the arrest operation, but these people are being integrated as well. although this is a major step forward, there will be more arrests more operations in the hours and days to come as the french and belgium authorities move forward to try to capture, question people who they believe
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were involved in the wider support and the logistical operation in planning and helping and those who helped in the paris attacks. >> as part of the process, then, extracting that information, president françois hollande expects them to be extradited as soon as possible? this is obviously very important for the french, the attacks happened in france, president holland said in that news conference expects the legal authorities to start the formal
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procedure to extradite salam and shatterly afterwards we heard from lawyers representing the families of the victims that they're demanding his extradition to france in order to stand trial. >> thank you for leaving us all the late nest brussels. jacky was getting more information on salah abdel. salam. he has been on the run since the paris attacks november 13th. he and two other men were stopped in a vehicle near the belgium border just hours after the attacks, but were allowed to go on their way. he rented a car after 89 people had been killed. and he rented another car and reserved two hotel rooms outside of paris before the attacks. his brother abraham was one who
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died after blowing himself up. i'm joined by the terrorism and security analyst and former officer with the metropolitan police. steve, i suppose one of the questions on everyone's mind right now will be how is it that after four months on the run, what might have been the events, that might have led to salah abdel. as lam's arrest now. >> it's been a massive operation contracting with different countries all over europe. we know that abdel someone salam was a driver. i >> trying to catch him alive, knowing that he would blow himself up, he was the missing link. he's the guy who is going to
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lead them everywhere. even if he doesn't say anything there is enough evidence garnered from the interviews to be able to start tripping up other pieces of evidence in order to try first secure a conviction, and also a lot more people in this operation. >> how was he able to evade capture in this length of time? >> numerous identities. he would change the look of himself, i would imagine. i imagine he would have got straight to ground in paris and fanned out once the police operation had filtered down. a move to belgium where he felt safe, where he knew there was a safe house. >> he wasn't hiding in a bunker somewhere. this was someone who was renting cars, houses, apartments. he was moving around. how is it that he can be remain
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undetected? >> under a false identity and a new look. >> we know much of this goes back to the raid which took place in bless else on tuesday, and reports suggest that perhaps police hadn't intended or expected to find salah abdel-salam, dubai that? >> i would imagine that the police know than they're saying. i imagine they would be eyebal eyeballing abdel-salam for some time. i imagine they would have intelligence that was leading them to other people so sensitive they didn't want to upset him. multi force operations. it's a full operation. it doesn't happen by tripping over a little bit of evidence. you're talking about a larg large-planned surveillance and.
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>> what happens now? how crucial is it that we have one of the main suspects orchestrating these paris attacks, and has been captured alive. >> the interferthe interviews will start. the prosecutors will form a line of questioning to see which is the one that will bring them closest to the people who originally asked saleh abdel-salam to do this attack. they'll visit, make arrests, ask questions. as they do there will be much more evidence that turned over. it's going to be one of the largest investigations in europe as we know it today. >> what will be involved? we know that he'll be extra
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kited textradited to france as soon as possible. >> they know how long they've been looking for him. they know all of the diligence going on all over the middle east, all over europe in relation to him. they know how to ask the right questions the right way. >> thank you for sharing that with us. mr. is much more to come for us, reaching besieged towns, it two more areas where starving syrians are forced to eat grass. yemenis protest against the saudi-led airstrike that killed more than 100 people this week. and in sport find out who barcelona will meet in the quarterfinals of the champions league.
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>> turkey in the e.u. have clenched a new deal to stop the flow of refugees to migrants. in return they will receive political and football rewards. agreements include sending people who arrive to the greek islands by boat back to turkey starting supplied. neave barker has more from brussels. >> it's a deal that will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants. after a morning scrutinizing the proposed deal, they agreed to play a crucial part in stemming the flows of refugee into europe. >> turkey will be getting all those who are close in to islands, this is a very fair and
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encouraging steps for refugees as well. those who are looking for a future. >> in the agreement new migrants will be sent back to turkey. but each migrant returned, one asylum seeker will be resettled in the e.u. in return turkey has asked for the e.u. to double the amount of aid to $6.7 billion and they want a visa free travel for its citizens in the e.u. this could happen as earth as june. the agreement will come to force on sunday. all migrants and refugees arriving after that will be
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processed and returned to turkey. under the agreement, 22,000 refugees could be available for resettlement. but now there are concerns that there could be a search of people trying to reach the e.u. before the sunday deadline. worries, too, about the legality of the deal that there is some discomfort of those who are worried about warning refugees back to a vicinity they say has questionable attitude for civil liberties and human rights. >> from a moral and political perspective, you cannot exchange money with people to control refugee flows without providing proper training and access for the labor market. it will actually be nothing. >> outside of the e.u. turkey
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summit here in brussels there was a demonstration by kurdish protesters condemnic the campaign in the southeast of the country. the e.u. has accused turkey of using force to destroy the outlawed kurdistan workers party or the pkk. when it comes to reducing the number of people arriving in you were a, the e.u. knows that it has the e.u. on their side. neave barker, brussels. >> 16 people smugglers have been detained by the coast guard. it was part of an operation launched on friday. they were accepted to repratt trace centers of a being intercepted. on more of whether they could be
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the governor of government of commerce. is this likely to work? >> it's not likely to work. for the european summit, and many summit where things were not happening, an. >> however, the deal as it stands is troubling. and it's not likely to work. >> you have 2.5 million refugees in turkey. variations vary a little bit. is turkey going to be able to prevent people from making the journey whether they choose to take the mediterranean route or perhaps go another way?
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>> no, and in some ways nobody does. the research we've done suggests when migrant takes to the decision to leave they don't make that decision candlelightly. they want the decision making the choices they have to make are significant. the refugees are not going to be deterred, and the evidence suggests that they are driven bissett for saturday and a desire for job and education for their children. there was very little that they can do in closing down borders to change that die ma'am mick. >> what is also, as you just mention, the route that they have available by land, by sea, are numerous. as one board is shut, another route possibly a more dangerous
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season, people will come forward and babies. >> some think something positive came out of this summit. some say it's a sign that the e.u. and turkey can work together. but what are the alternatives of this? >> it's time to face the reality that european leaders had a chance and failed to deliver a pragmatic solution to this crisis. i think we need to see leadership at a global level could obama's administration set a different course? i think left to the deeply ply
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kateed situation, they'll continue to look at it from the global perspective. the solutions are possible. visas can be issued, and safe journeys could be provided for immigrants, but they need to take action. >> reportedly to eat grass in an opportunity to stave off starvation. the "u.n. world food program" is trying to accepted food supplies to those areas cut o off by isil. these are some of the latest pictures arriving. it was one of four areas cut off from eight last week because of fighting. there were 18 besieged areas cut
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off from food and medical supplies. meanwhile, the syrian opposition has accused the government delegation in geneva of slowing down the process of indirect talks and aimed at ending the country's civil war. it has put toward the proposal at once, but now our democratic editor syria's opposition block is not convinced. >> at the end of the fires peek 6 these talks. the succeed of the key issues of political transition. but when speaking to supporters, they said that they had focused on overall principles that should governor the process. i did not take any questions. the main opposition block the high negotiations committee were
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holding an event for the fifth anniversary since the start of the war. they had submitted at report for a new government without president assad. they do not have a decision here. we need a higher one, team, negotiate with us, a team that can make a decision right here in geneva. because we can make a decision on what have of all people. the fact the talks have not collapsed and there were no walkouts was progress in itself. the government's declarations of principles may lead somewhere.
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>> the public comments they were not as tough as they had been in recent days. but i'm told behind closed door they said it was time to stop the delay and get down to the real issues. james bays, al jazeera, in the united nations in geneva. >> well, now anti-government demonstrations have been continuing in brazil a day after president rousseff brought former leader da silva back to the cabinet. this was a receive as water canons dispersed the clouds. anti-government demonstrators blocked the streets wednesday and protest to da silva's return to government. the supporters are holding a rally which the formerred were is expected to attend.
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joining us is gabriel elizondo from about a sylvia. tell us more about what is happening there. >> well, behind me is a presidential palace. this is president dilma rousseff's office, and she has been meeting with some of her top advisers trying to figure out how to get out of this political crisis that threatens to bring down our government and has engulfed all of brazil. i can tell you the key point in brasilia, and what everyone is talking about is the impeachment process. and it is moving forward. we heard today that it's being accelerated in congress. it's very--let me break down the key parts of it. starting next week they'll have impeachment hearings held by a commercial committee employe
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committee. after the hearings are completed in roughly three weeks, dilma rousseff will have a chance to defend herself during those hearings. if they vote yes, then it will go to senate. it will then be the senate that brings up hearings to decide if dill have a rousseff is able to keep her job or if she's impea impeached. all this happening as street protests continue, and as x
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president da silva comes back as rousseff's chief of staff, which has caused all kinds of controversy in brazil. there have been 50 different injunctions to block dill silva from returning to government. but just a few hours ago the high court saying he can. he's under investigation for corruption aers and that is why dilma rousseff brought him back into her government, that it would shield him. >> thank you very much. hearing from a deeply political crisis, what is happening where you are, daniel?
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>> this is the heartland. [ inaudible ] >> well, apologies for that. we'll try to reconnect with daniel there in sao paolo. this is the police using tear gas and water canons to disperse crowds and there is a rally that could see dilma rousseff impeached. those rallies are under way. the man who was very much her mentor, she's trying to bring him back into the cabinet as he could be involved in a major
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corruption candle. so this is the scene right now in brazil where we've seen scoff folds, a lot of tension between those backs who support da sil da silva, and those who are very angry about the prospects of him retaining influence and continuing to play a role and coming back into the cabinet. we'll continue to follow those developments for you. but i think we can take you live in kazakhstan. awful russian rocket is about to blast off carrying a three-person crew on board you have jeff williams who is there as well.
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very interesting pictures there. there is more to come for you on the program. we'll here more on the investigation into pair riggs attacks that continue day and night after those raids took place. the work very much continues. that's the message from belgium prime minister. >> i'm lucia in havana. wrawe have more about the concerns in communist cuba. ((ú.
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attacks. the french president said that he'll seek to have abdel-salam extradited to france. this was the scene earlier as police raided the apartment. there was gunfire as police surrounded the argument. you. >> all arrested persons who have been arrested, it will be decided later on possible further retention. >> i'm joined now in the studio with analysis on the manager of global security and risk conservancy firm. thank you for joining us. >> thank you.
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>> what will the forces want to gain from him? >> witch' been blind basically knowing of networks within europe. and they would know a little bit at least about the terrorist support network because obviously he has been able to stay low in belgium for four months, so there was a lot of help. we've been hearing that five suspects have been arrested today, and there is many more to come. this is not just a ten-man operation like some people would suggest it's a much larger network. >> and there were five people arrested and of those five there were people who were housing saleh abdel-salam. so we're talking about those who
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were involved and what might be aware of what is going on and protecting those involved center pointing to isil. >> yes, don't forget after september 11th, there were networks within paris, and those cells didn't go away. you have, unfortunately, a lot of individuals that have been within al-qaeda, but could possibly join islamic state. it's not yesterday that it happened, and the problem with some in belgium is that it has been let go over the past ten years. >> yes, given those cells have been on the kent meant there. they've been functioning, and
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they would have been communicating with each other. they have been present. how is it that they managed to avoid any detection? >> a couple of reasons. mainly the way that the french and other services were able to dismantle sales were because they were an informer inside the sale. unfortunately, human intel has gone down in europe and in the u.s. compared to electronics intelligence and they rely too much on this. and unfortunately, it's very difficult to penetrate those networks if you don't have someone inside. >> does there need to be a significant change now? can something like the paris attacks be prevented from happening again? >> we need to go back to the basics. we need to go back to people giving them intel before it happens. the problem is the here number of potential jihadis in france,
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in the u.k. are such that security forces cannot monitor everyone. they have to make choices. they have to go on a hunch, if you will. without human intel specific telling them that this is going to happen, it would be very difficult for them to prevent all of the attacks. >> thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on this. >> my pleasure. >> we can go live to brussels and our correspondent jacky rowland who is there. jackie a much quieter scene with cars on the roads and people back out on the streets. >> yes, although when you get right up close to the building where saleh abdel-salam had been held up, the area has been cordoned off, the police are there and sniffer dogs are there. you see experts collecting the evidence, supposedly looking for electronic evidence, the kind of
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thing that you would discuss in the studio that would help police and intelligence agents try to find the next clues, the next pieces in the puzzle that may lead them to apprehend more people who may be involved in planning and supporting the paris attacks. also potentially planning possible attacks in the future. >> and of course a key part of trying to do that will be the questioning of saleh abdel-salam, very important that he has been captured alive and they'll be trying to get him to france as soon as possible. >> as president holland already said, france will be looking to extradite abdel-salam, and also a lawyer representing the families of some of the victims on the night of novembe november 13th also said that they are calling for saleh abdel-salam to be returned to france to face trial ultimately
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and to be brought to justice. you're right. it's very important that he was captured alive because the other attackers died on the night of the 13th of november. they were either shot dead by french special forces when they went into the concert hall, or they blue themselves up as was the case of the french football team and amen of the attackers where they detonated the vents containing explosives. the opportunity to question and interrogate will be absolutely crucial. let us not forget as well that four other people were detained with him including three members of the same family who are accused of sheltering for all or part of this time. all these witnesses, human intelligence absolutely vital to investigators as they seek to get more information about like-minded people and who may be involved in planning future attacks. >> yes, exactly. speaking of human bell against,
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the point being made by our guest just now perhaps there has been an over reliance on technology and that kind of communication and perhaps not as many relationships, connections that can inform security intelligence services. we know that they maced a great deal of criticism in the after mast of the paris attacks. >> there was a great deal of criticism particularly about how he was able to evade capture for so long. let's not forget the night of the 13th into the early hours of the 40th he was able to travel from paris to brussels shortly after the attacks. he calls friends in brussels and said come and can you me. they traveled through the night, picked him up, and they were able to drive--they were even stopped by police. the car he was traveling in was stopped by police. there were questions that they were allowed to pass.
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another question of how that was able to happen. but the whole business of rel relying on electronic evidence is tricky. looking at the chatter on the internet because it does mean that you end up looking at a lot of people. it's difficult to weed out which are the important leads from others which may not be important. >> thank you very much, jackie row lapped, bringing us all the latest there in brussels. well now yemenis in the capital of sanaa have been protesting against attract by the saudi-led coalition. more than 100 people were killed on tuesday when airstrikes hit a busy market in the northwest of the country they said that the saudi-led coalition is responsible for twice as many civilian d.t. as much as all the other forces were put together. >> these forces continue to
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occur with unacceptable ir regularity, and in addition to investigate such incident we have yet to see progress in any such investigations. it would appear that it is at best woefully inadequate and at worse we're looking at the commission of international crimes by members of the coalition. >> it's exactly a year since the attack on the bardo a museum in tunisia's capital. >> he said he's no hero but his quick reaction last year helped to save lives. when gunmen entered the bardo
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museum, he would le lead tourists out to safety through a back exit. >> shooting was going on, and so i was trying to be informative of what is happened outside. i told my people, let's escape, let's run. >> the two men responsible from tunisians who had received weapons training in libya. it would happen again. dozen of fighters targeted security forces.
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>> since then there were armed security in other historic tights. tunisia's government promises that tourists will be kept safe. but many tourist companies have said they can protect tourists. >> this mosaic commemorates the victims of the bardo attack. their faces and names will never
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be forgotten. it's been a traumatic year, but people have shown resilience and defiance. they say that the biggest enemy is fear, and they won't let it change their way of life. j. >> now on sunday barack obama will be the first sitting u.s. president to visit cuba in 90 years. the landmark is another step towards normalizing relations between washington and havana. lucia newman has been finding out what impact it will have on cubans. >> they're hold enough to have known capitalism and socialism yet they concede they never thought they would live long enough to see an american president come to cuba. >> i never imagined this would happen. and i'm 85 years old. many cubans are raising their
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expectations it means changes. i might even sell one of my paintings to obama. >> they expect the visit to contribute to a more normal bilateral relations. in 2002 he was denied a visa to the united states to pick up a latin grammy. >> it would have been better if this would have happened sooner, but as they say it's never too late for good things. >> but with most ordinary cubans and got want more is to see an economic hack packet, which is why obama's decision to further create relations. >> no one knows who will be in the white house next. we still have two or three
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months for obama to exhaust all possibilities of breaking down economic barriers with cuba. that would have a strong impact. >> but some staunch communists fear too much of an impact. >> all this is a reminder of the cold war. yet there are those who believe that cuba is still under threat. but this time from an economic invasion, which they subject aims to change this country's political system, and in that context president obama's visit is steen as a trojan horse. people are divided between those who say obam cuba is is capitulating for the flow of ideas, and i think its
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important, and he has not capitulated. to expect obama's sift to change anything radically is unrealistic. but the very fact that he's coming is the biggest change of all. lucia newman, havana. >> the controversial far-right who was acquitted in a similar case in 2011. pro russia groups have been celebrating two years since crimea was annexed by russia. there were parades elsewhere president putin invested the construction site at the bridge that would link the peninsula
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with southern russia. there is to more still to come for you on the news hour. a warning from doctors about dangerous sports practices in english schools. that and more coming up very shortly. pla
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>> welcome back. sana is here now with your sport. >> thank you very much, maryam. england made history at the world twenty20 in india. they competed in the competition's biggest-ever to beat south africa. england would win the toss only for openers it was a smashed
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defeat. they got to 229. it was an unbeaten partnerships. england responded well, 44 of the first two overs. they would chase down the target with two goals to spare. early on new zealand beat australia. the black caps posted from the 20 over. australia saw the response strongly but they managed to slow down. they would take three wickets to reach the target now raining champions barcelona will face
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atletico madrid in the finals of the champions league. this all happened earlier on friday in switzerland. the third team from spain is real madrid also they are you have bayern munich facing benfica. well, they have hit back at suggestions that costa was september off with a clash with gareth barrett. both players deny it and claim with the football association looking for ways to punish the striker. >> if you know the definition of an idiot, it is different than him correct risinged a such.
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but what would we all like but not going over is he has to play as he's doing. that's with a lot of blues. we know we have to accept that. >> former up was pratt of the raid of the grand prix. well, the six nations rugby region reached its climax. they will complete prison seous grand lamb by winning all five games. they had a chance to develop the sport and face opposition from doctors who say tackling is too dangerous for children. >> the england rugby team is
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already making a mark. success of the six nations tournament will inspire a new generation of players. but should children be playing such a physical sport? academics say it's too dangerous. >> there is compelling evidence that there are evidence to show that injuries during school rugby are high, and these injuries can be severe. >> the concerns have been raised as the rugby union launched a search-year scheme to introduce rugby to school children. they want to knock down the cross barriers. but doctors want contact to be removed from the rugby and that the sport not be compulsory. the parent say that parents need
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to be introduced. >> we've broken down the barri the bear of rugby to schools. we've only had two little bumps to the head. >> in south africa schools make children wear proketiv wear protective head wear. >> playing with contact from a young age, it has taught me so much not just as a rugby player but outside of the game as well. >> safety is not a the forefront of the mines of these players. at this level it's not about
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taking part. it's about the winning for a bigger, fitter, stronger and they'll prove that in the time game on saturday. meal jazeera. >> that's it for me. back to maryam in london. >> before we go let's bring you new pictures of the international space station. >> standing by and lift off. >> russians rocket launched off a half hour ago. on board an u.s. astronaut jeff williams they're replacing a crew that ended a year-long flight earlier this month. that's it for me and this news hour, but i'll be back with a full bulletin for you including the latest on the police raid and the arrests in brussels. i'll see you in a few moment' time. stay with us.
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