welcome to the news hour. i'm jane dutton in doha. not good enough. ukraine's opposition rejects an effort to join the government saying the president must resign. humanitarian aid and prisoner releases are on the agenda in face-to-face talks between the syrian government and opposition. we report from the central african republic on the growing fears of muslims as french troops are failing to protect them. this is the sports.
top seed rafael nadal wins the australian open title. ukraine's opposition leader has rejected an offer to become prime minister. instead, they are continuing to call people onto the streets and pushing ahead with their campaign to remove the president. these are live pictures from the capital kiev. we have seen numbers on those streets, almost nine weeks now. nobody is going home. they feel increasingly confident. in a moment we get the latest, but first here's the report. >> reporter: keeping away at the feet of power. a chain gang of protesters clear away the ice formed by police water cannons during saturday night's attack on the convention center. the aim? to take the 200 police inside
hostage to bargain for freedom of detained protesters. they managed to keep them out, despite repeated attempts to set the place on fire. last night it escalated into a much more violent confrontation. they're organizing safe passage for them to leave. a former heavyweight boxing champion had peaceful resist ensz. he told them he had not agreed to all their demands. >> translator: our clear position is to receive this. it won't stop. our demands are hold presidential elections this year, and we're not stepping back. we are holding our position in the region. >> reporter: the leaders have been offered top government
jobs, but he wants to stay on as president. in independence square that's a deal breaker. >> translator: first and foremost, he has to resign. again, i can repeat this. resign, resign, resign. that's as much as i can say about him. >> we're not asking for anything unreasonable. we simply want a normal life, but he's bargaining for his own money and safety. >> reporter: they believe the concessions offered so far show the president is rattled. one of his own advisers believes that's because of growing unrest outside of the capital. >> translator: when it was just kiev, he was feeling a lot more secure. he didn't take it seriously and believed it could be disbursed. this regional support is playing a huge role and is destabilizing him. he's unsure of what to come next. >> reporter: the leaders and president agreed to resume negotiations. they believe that the president has blinked first.
jz, al jazeera from kiev. >> nick spicer is live in live in kiev. we have this power-sharing deal on the table and it's been rejected by the opposition. how are the protesters there reacting to this? >> reporter: they continue to come out in the thousands from across the country. they've been screaming into independence square all day nice. it's beginning to get a little darker, of course, but there are still thousands and thousands of people here listening to speeches. they're all adamant that the president must go. if you cast your mind back nine weeks, it was all about getting the president just to change his mind on getting closer to europe, but the recent incidents of violence that saw the death of a handful of protesters have really hardened people's resolve and turned them against the president himself. many feel the deal he put forward was a trap or kiss of death in the words of some of
them, a way of co-oping the opposition and taking the winds out of the sails of the protest movement. the people here are having none of it. >> okay. so what happens next? >> reporter: it's really anybody's guess. we can see that the opposition leaders say they're ready to continue talks but they will happen on the people's terms and not on the president's terms. the president won't say i'll offer you this job and that job and hang the constitution together. it will be about the leaders of the opposition talking more closely to the people that gathered here to find out what they want. let's keep in mind what's going on across the country. there are protesters taking over regional administrations and having the elected bodies recognize them as legitimate leaders. so he's losing control of the country and there's a demand taking place that commentators say it's new in ukraine. it's not the opposition leaders
getting everything to get behind them, but the opposition leaders trying to get behind the popular movement. >> thank you for that. nick spicer, live for us in kiev. >> thank you. pope francis has urged ukraine's leaders to hold constructive talks to end the violence. the pontiff was speaking from the vatican. children released we'll have more on the later in the program from the record from protesters have taken to the streets. now getting into syria appears to be top of the agenda of peace talks in geneva, and the u.s. arab envoy says an aid convoy is ready to go as soon as the assad government approves it. the sticking point is the establishment of a humanitarian corridor to get the supplies to hundreds of families in homs. it's a rebel stronghold cut off by government troops. the leaders of neighboring
turkey and lebanon support a plan for aid to flow from their countries, but even if an agreement is reached, the red cross says humanitarian corridors limit the scope of their work and had hard to enforce. instead, they want daily cease-fires. let's go to geneva where our diplomatic editor is covering the talks. so one of the focuses today is on the humanitarian corridor. how did it play out, james? >> reporter: well, it's still being discussed here. it's one of the issues that's on the agenda, but let's just remind people what's actually happening on the ground in syria. there are 12 trucks nearby which have aid, medical supplies, they're desperately needed in the city of homs, and so far the go ahead for them to go on that route into the old city of homs has not been given. what we hear from the syrian government side is, yes, we will help with this. we've always said we'll helped besieged communities. that's contradicted by the u.s.,
a senior u.s. official telling us that the u.n. government blocked any convoy into the old city of homs. the syrian government is saying, yes, in we allow this, we want other communities and other areas besieged. they're talking about areas where the people living there are mainly government supporters. we want them also to be addressed. the meetings here started again. the afternoon session here in geneva for some reason, and it's not being explained to you at this stage, separate meetings. they've sitting in the same room not talking to each but through the mediator. now he's having separate sessions. the government is sitting with him now, and the meeting with the opposition expected to start in about 20 minutes from now. then this about an hour and a half time he will brief the press to get more clarity. >> we shall do. thank you, james. let's leave it there in geneva and talk more about the humanitarian corridor. what does it mean for aid organizations getting into syria?
let's ask the secretary-general of norwegian refugee camps. how is this going to work? how easy or hard will it be? >> well, it remains to be seen, but it is a glimmer of hope that they can agree upon something, these parties, who haven't agreed on anything in terms of allowing us humanitarians to get to the besieged communities and other civilians in the crossfire. what it would mean is a completely demilitarized zone by which all sides say here is the red cross, the u.n. and ngos can go to the civilians, which is what we have to start with. now they come and say, okay, we guarantee you. >> to get a demilitarized zone, you have to have a military operation to get to that point, wouldn't you? >> no, not necessarily. it would be that the armed groups, whom we will notify -- i
mean, the icsc, the international community of the red cross have done this for 150 years. they just announce to the groups, we're coming now with our convoys. it will be clearly marked, and it will with civilian supplies to civilians. women and children in homs, for example. >> can i jump in here? isn't the red cross saying they would rather have a cease-fire than a humanitarian corridor? >> absolutely. of course, a cease-fire is the best way, a humanitarian cease-fire would be that they would lay down all arms and allow, you know, any group to go any place where there are civilian needs. the humanitarian corridor is a desperate measure in desperate times really where you haven't been able to get to a place for a very long time. it is a narrow corridor or
demilitarized zone to get to a group. let's remember, there's some people here who haven't gotten relief for much more than a year. >> as you say, it's a small step, and i hope you get what it is that you need. thanks for talking to us. >> thank you. violence across iraq has killed at least 23 people. a series of car bomb blasts in the northern iraqi sit of kir can you tell kirkut has killed. al qaeda linked rebels and government troops are locked. shelling has killed four civilians bringing the death toll to 95 in the past month. there's several attacks against the capital of baghdad. in sadr city they killed two guards. an ex-army officer and his wife
were shot dead in their home as well. one of thailand's most senior opposition leaders. he was attacked in his car moments after giving a speech. it follows another day of large protests with demonstrators blocking access to polling stations to stop early voting in upcoming elections. scott hidler reports. >> reporter: he was gunned down after he and his fellow anti-government protesters finished their assignment of the day. he was in a pickup truck when he was shot. >> translator: when we turned the car, they shot us several times. bang, bang, bang they shot us. >> reporter: several other protesters were shot in the shooting. there was a concern about the vie beens violence and what it could be mean for the election. they were successful in shutting down most of the advance polling stations on sunday. in bangkok out of 50 districts
they stopped voting in a total of 45 districts. 33 districts in central bangkok and 12 districts in western bangkok. so the concern here is that more violence and confrontation will take place if the general election is held next sunday. the election commission wants it postponed. the protesters are demanding the resignation of the government and it's prime minister that they see as corrupt. the opposition is boycotting the election, and protesters will blockade it and the government is standing firm saying the only way to post tone is it if the protesters end the shutdown. they will hold talks on tuesday, but there's no indication either side will change their stance. still to come in the al jazeera news hour, mass migration. hundreds of millions of chinese travel home from the big cities for the lunar new year. plus, it is one of africa's poorest countries and now it
faces an outbreak of measles. al jazeera meets health workers in guinea struggling to contain the virus. how athletes are olympic dreams are turning to the internet to help pay their supersized bill. those details coming up with jo in sports. french peacekeepers are struggling to control violence? central african republic. we report on the growing fears of the minority muslim population. >> reporter: in a muslim neighborhood in the outskirts of bangui, they say, we don't want you here. don't come any closer. many people here are armed, but they are also frightened. they tell me the french have killed some of their people
while making no effort to disarm the christian militia that hide in the hills nearby. they say they've had enough of the french just standing by. all of these muslims camped out on the edge of bangui want to head north as soon as they can arrange transports. some of them say that the central african republic should be divided, and that muslims should take over the north. it seems that these peacekeepers are struggling to hold this country together. just a stone's throw away a christian neighborhood. i walk there to ask them what they think of the french. we like they, they say. they're doing a good job. the french patrol bangui tirelessly, but move through a city of stark contrasts. many areas are busy and the
french well-received. muslim areas tend to be quieter, and people don't seem so happy. the french say they don't take sides. >> translator: we disarm them. we're impartial toward the two groups, and there are all self-defense groups trying to protect themselves. we treat them exactly the same way. >> reporter: in the central mosque the mood is tense and the imams say they're explicit on the attacks. >> translator: they have a knife or weapon, they leave them at the mercy of the crowd. the crowd will steal all his belongings and kill him. >> reporter: we have seen the french take weapons by force from both sides. here they disarm a christian youth. the french try to win hearts and
minds, and in this christian area they succeed. if they're not careful, the perception they're more comfortable with one side than the other could become reality. they can't let things drift in these dangerous waters. >> barnaby phillips is live for you in bangui. if the french have lost the hearts and minds of the muslims there, what can they do to get it back? >> reporter: i think there's a couple of thing in bangui that would be helpful. that's the french driving past. i think if they were more proactive in stopping looting, that would go down with the muslim community who have borne the brunt of it certainly in the past two weeks. also in my report you saw some pictures from an area called pk-12, 12 kilometers outside. the christian militia is in the hills behind, and we were asking
and the muslim community was asking why they wouldn't go into the hills to tackle them. sometimes they threw grenades down to the muslim neighborhood m below. the french said they don't have the support to leave the reports. having said that, i wouldn't for one moment want to suggest that the french have taken on an easy task here. they are in the middle of what is effectively become a civil war, and it is perhaps inevitable that they are resglenresen resented by one side or another, and it would tend to be the side in losing. right now in bangui it feels like the muslims are losing. >> the security situation in bangui, what is it? >> reporter: you can see nor french rumbling past me. the streets are very, very quiet
today not only because it's sunday, but the only traffic is military or humanitarian. i'm afraid there's more shooting in a couple of separate neighborhoods where fighting has gone on for three days. half an hour ago we were driving to reach pk-12 where we hoped to broadcast from, and unfortunately, it wasn't safe. there was shooting on the road, and we've come back. it's still an unstable, uncomfortable situation in the capital. >> any idea what the new president is up to? >> reporter: well, i'm sure she's racking her brains, but she's in a difficult situation. appointed some four days ago, she has managed to choose a prime minister and that's a start. he's relatively low profile, a banker from the african development bank and not somebody who is avertly aligned with the militias.
so that's good. indeed, if the new president is not -- they have an enormous task on their hands. they have to choose a government, and that's going to be very, very delicate. do you bring people in from both sides from the militias to keep them happy and to stop things really exploding, or do you deliberately exclude them because they are men of violence and shouldn't be pat part of what people hope is a new beginning. a tricky dilemma for a virtually powerless president. >> thank you. government troops and rebels in south sudan blame each other for breaking a cease fie. a deal was reached on friday in ethiopia. government troops were filmed unloading ammunition after two reported attacks by rebels. a rebel spokesman says government forces on their positions.
an outbreak of measles the threatening the lives of children in guinea, one of the poorest country. 37 cases have been confirmed in the capital. al jazeera visited the main public hospital in the city as joanna reports. >> reporter: her 9-month-old baby needs an injection to help him breathe. he's been diagnosed with measles. >> translator: i came to the hospital. they looked at my son, and they asked me for his medicine. i brought it, but the fevers continued. his temperature is high. i'm sorry. i cannot think. >> reporter: this baby has blood around in his nose and mouth because he can't breathe. both need oxygen, but conditions at the main hospital are dire. mothers have to fetch water in a bucket for their babies, and so days there's no electricity. >> translator: we have a baby suffering from measles.
he has severe complications. there's a baby laying over that's the same. they need oxygen, and we cannot connect them because there is no electricity today. >> reporter: a u.n. shows only 37% of children in guinea get all the vaccinations they need to be healthy. this is one child confirmed dead since the outbreak began in november, but the real number may be much higher. >> translator: three babies died in front of me. some parents were holding babies that died here. >> reporter: the u.n. says guinea's many years of political instability meant it was almost impossible to get funding or aid. eno, with the western-backed civilian government in place, most people live on less than a dollar a day. in partnership with the government, aid agencies want to start vaccinating children next week, but an appeal for aid
earlier this week has been unanswered. they still need $1 million and more than a million vaccines. measles is easily preventible but it very contagious so many more children are at risk. her son died a day after we found him because he wasn't vaccinated and because there was no electricity to give him oxygen. australian prime minister tony abbott wants to start a conversation about recognizing indigenous australians in the constitution. abbott was speaking as an australia day celebration. it marks the arrival of the first fleet of british ships at sydney cove in 1788. some aborigines do not see it as a cause for celebration describing advertise an invasion day. one of the china's most prominent activists has been sentenced to four years in jail.
he was guilty of gathering crowds for disrupting public order. he wants better access for education for children and for high level officials to disclose their assets. police in cambodia have fought protesters at a rally for garment workers wanting higher wages. we have more from cambodia. >> coming here from the rural areas was supposed to be the start of a better life for these garment factory workers. the industry is booming and employs more than half a billion people and bringing in $5 billion u.s. dollars a year. garments account for 70% of the country's total exports. this 25-year-old says things haven't turned out as well as she hoped. he they gets paid 90 do$90 a mo and is part is sent back home to her family. the rest covering her
necessities. >> translator: i'm not happy. the money earned here is spent right away, and nothing is left. >> reporter: they also work in factories and it's a craft space and it's hard. hundreds of others aren't happy either and they're taking to the capital streets in defiance of a government ban. it was put in place earlier in work after a similar workers' demonstration turned violent. the use of force shocked many. still, troops make it clear they will continue to do what they can to enforce that ban. but officials are in a bind. one cabinet minister said he feared that raising workers' salaries would make it less competitive and drive foreign investors and buyers away but not doing so could lead to further instability which might have exactly the same results.
almost 33 global brands and unions have called to the government to resolve the situation. local groups are petitioning foreign governments to get involved as well. >> there needs to be more dialogue. there needs to be more legal underpinnings in terms of behaviors of both trade unions and employers. there needs to be a more method logically sound process. >> reporter: for now the work continues on factory floors. >> translator: if the salary is raised, i will stay. if not, i have to go back home. >> reporter: at the end of the day, it's the thought of home and their families that keeps these workers going. with little other choice, they'll be back here in the morning with a hope that things will improve. al jazeera, cambodia. ifrmen ifrments. thousands of motorcycle owners rode together on the
streets of manila to protest a bands on tandem riding. there's been a profound demographic change across the asia-pacific in the past two decades as people move to live in cities. the united nations says in 1990 the region had an urban population of a little more than a billion. by 2010 that number was up by 75%. the u.n. estimates that it will more than double to 2.6 billion by 2030. more than 1 bill of those people live in china, and that urbanization process can be seen very clearly at this time of year. craig reports on the largest annual mass migration of humans on the planet from a remote part of the province. >> reporter: this is literally translated as spring transport when hundreds of millions travel from the big cities and head to home villages to spend chinese
lunar new year with their families. al jazeera traveled with this 50 who has brought us here to the small village where she and her husband grew up. four generations have gathered from around the country for the celebrations. eating is the best way to catch up. >> translator: all the food is grown by us. we don't use fertilizer or pesticides. it's safer and tastes better. >> reporter: she works seven days a week in beijing and her husband and son work in the capital. the victimage is empty and abandoned for promises of riches in the big city. it comes at a cost. villages like this have been drained of their lifeblood to provide cheap labor as people chase their own economic dreams. it leaves victimages like this
almost empty. when the new year's celebrations are over, only the very young and old remain. he and his wife spend each other day to work the organic farm >> translator: the young people all left home. we do the farmwork. young families don't want to do the farmwork at home. >> their grandson left the thilage when he was 16. he has a daughter and a son, he pays for the privilege after a one-child policy. >> translator: i keep working hard in beijing to save more money so i can send my children to good schools there. >> reporter: many village families have left the countryside altogether. this loss of agricultural production and expertise is a
challenge for the chinese government. she plans to eventually return to her village. >> translator: i'm 50 years old. i want to make money for a few more years, buy insurance and keep cash in my pocket and i don't want to be a burden to my children. >> reporter: she will spend 15 days with her family. when the holiday ends they will endure another 36 hours of overwhelmed road and rail network. powering the future. india looks to build on its nuclear program despite growing concern in coastal communities. plus, anger over world cup spending has thousands of brazilians out on the streets. renaldo shows off his golden trophy, but did he have the sparkling skills to send real madrid to the top in spain? we'll tell you in sports.
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the opposition group continue to push for the president to step down. the leader rejected offers to become prime minister and deputy prime minister. negotiators in geneva have adjourned a second day of talks between the syrian government and opposition. it focused on getting aid into besieged cities and prisoner exchanges. opposition leader has been shot dead in thailand. he was attacked in his car just moments after giving a speech. it follows another day of protestors with demonstrators blocking access to polling station. the anti-government protests in ukraine. demonstrations have now spread to several cities outside the capital of kiev. we have this report from the western city of laviv. >> reporter: through the barricades and into the seat of power. when protesters took over the
regional administration building in lviv and forced the governor to resign, it was the first time many had been inside. they operate everything all under one roof. a local nurse tells me she spends her time volunteering here, part of what she calls a revolution. >> translator: i came here to support the whole nation who are fighting for troops. this building is very important to us. previously, a normal person couldn't enter many place. >> reporter: the man in charge here is a lawyer. he says they've already forced concessions from viktor yanukovych's government, but they don't expect to be here long. >> translator: we'll stay here until the regional council will take this building under their control. they will do that when the problem of the regime is over.
>> reporter: salo was the unpopular governor directly appointed by president yanukovych. now the local council has voted to scrap his administration altogether. surrounded by his own staff, he told al jazeera the move was illegal. >> translator: pensions are still being paid and hospitals, too. schools are receiving money. if the decision is implemented forcing employees to work for the new administration, it will announce to suck kegs. >> the situation in lviv raises questions for the whole country. if president yanukovych does go, how ready are they to run the places they live in and how much trust is there in the politicians? for now they say they can manage their own affairs. they hope a new partnership is
within sight where they can trust the government to protect their rights. egypt interim president says presidential polls will be held before parliamentary elections. it reverses an earlier plan set after the army deposed former president mohammed morsi last year. what do you make of that, and what else did he have to say? >> jane, when the military deposed mr. morsi back in july, they promised a referendum on a new constitution and parliament elections and presidential elections in that order. until now they've kept with that broadly speaking. they had their constitution referendum ten days ago and got the result they wanted. now they turned the following two steps around. they turned it around so the president at election is first, and some people say that is to the advantage of the current defense minister. be that as it may, i think that
they have come out and changed it around, and this is how he made the anounment. >> translator: i have decided to amend the road map to start by the early presidential elections first to be followed by the parliamentary elections. today, i will request the high commission for presidential elections to exercise their powers and authorities as vested in them under the election act. >> dominick, what's interesting is what he didn't say and left out. >> absolutely. he left out a reference to political opposition and reference to transition, which is what they promised when the interim government took place. they talked about a transition to stable democracy. in terms of the opposition, there is the organization they have outlawed called a terrorist organization, which is the
muslim brotherhood. notice their reference to civil rights groups and campaignist groups such as the a-46 movement. one of the their leaders is now in prison. no reference to them at all. you have a polarized situation there where the government is prepared to be very public about things it wants to make reference to, but it won't go into the sorts of details of how to make a transition to a stable democracy if they're not willing to talk about the opponents. >> thanks for that, dominick. al jazeera cannot report from cairo because our journalists have been detained there. they're in custody now for 29 days. they're accused of spreading lies harmful to security and joining a terrorist group, allegations al jazeera say are totally unfounded.
journalists from our sister channels have been detained for over five months. judy mcdonald with more news from europe. judy. >> jane, thank you. there have been scuffles between supporters and opponents of a far right hungarian politician. he's in the u.k. capital to stage a political rally for hungarians patriots as emma haywood explains, sunday's clashes took place at a train station. >> reporter: campaigners are gathered here in central london protesting against this on his decision to come here and give a speech to supporters of the party. every time we see him, we tried to make our way to the station. it looks like there could be a supporter. they are shouted out and call by some scum. the decision to come here is very kroefrsal. more than 14,000 people have
signed a petition saying that he is not welcome. he's accused of being raysist and anti-semitic and campaigners say he can't work here. >> i don't believe there's a lot of politicians that see vision. there's threat to all people. >> reporter: why the anti-fascist protestors have come here to meet the leader. now, a strong earthquake has rocked an island in greece. the magnitude 5.8 tremor hit the western island. there have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage. the campaign to make scotland an independent state received a boost from a new poll. the icm poll shows that support for yes vote has grown 5 points to 37% during the past four months. over the same period those
saying they will vote no dropped 5% to 44%. the referendum on whether scotland should break away from united kingdom will take place in september. 19 workers have fallen ill from carbon monoxide poisoning in the tunnel linking britain to france under the english channel. they did rail line maintenance overnight when the welder became sick. they were september to -- sent to hospital for treatment. the huge security operation is under way in the volatile russian republic of dagestan where the sochi olympic torch will soonly arrive in the capital. they're threatening to attack the games next month. the 123-day relay covers 56,000 kilometers in russia and a trip into space before it arrives in the host city. dedicated traffic lanes are
marked in sochi. only people with permits can drive in the lane. they urge sochi residents to make good use of public transport to ease congestion during the winter games. that's all the news from europe. now back to jane in doha. at least 211 people -- 21 people have been killed after a boat sank off india's coast. the boat was carrying mainly tourists. india and japan have pledged to fast-track negotiations for a possible deal on nuke already energy. it could open up the untapped indian market to the nuclear technology industry. shinzo abe is on a three-day trip to india. with memories of fukushima disaster still fresh, many people in india's coastal communities are worried about the long-term impact of new projects. we report from the state where a
new nuclear plant came online in july. >> reporter: nuclear power plants are the centerpiece of india's energy policy. for more than 40 years consecutive govlts have invested in them in the home hope to provide millions with electricity. production has gun at the newest addition to india's nuclear power network. activists are convinced they still have a cause to fight for. >> they claim they have started it, but it doesn't mean that they can shut it down. it's the people's way. it's a democracy. >> reporter: earning a living is a daily struggle for people like antho anthony. he's fished in the waters for more than 50 years, but a nuclear power plant in the neighborhood has ruined his livlihood. >> translator: i used to earn $8 a day, but now i struggle to make 50 cents.
if i try to go near it, the nuclear plant's authorities stop me. >> the first power plan was built in the 1960s. since then the government has turned to countries like france and russia for help in developing its nuclear program. the director of the observer researcher foundation says india's unwillingsness to sign treat yus governing nuke rar weapons suspended the chances of receiving help from japan. >> the concerns have heightened ever since the fukushima disaster. because fukushima, japan has one other constant, and that's it doesn't agree to sign as well as the npg as a comprehensive treaty, nonproliferation treaty before it can proceed. that does have problem. >> reporter: the negotiation table to small c-5 images save
little denying the impact that plan if realized could have. the pbl in operation of this nuclear power plant highlight a challenge the indian government has long struggled to deal with. how to balance development with the needs and wishing the local communities. nuclear energy a hard sell especially since the act in fukushima in, japan. they insist this is still one of india's best options when it comes to powering its future. jo will be here with the sporters. ralph nadal suffering a final blow at the u.s. open.
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activists in brazil clashed with riot police over government spending in the world cup. in sao paulo people demonstrated. as gabrielle reports, there were protesting in at least 7 of the big host's 12 cities. >> reporter: this is the busiest and most important avenue in all of sao paulo, and this is the first anti-world cup protest being held here in the city in 2014. the numbers are not nearly as big as what we saw last skrun. this is still very much a
youth-led movement. i would say well over 1,000 people here. they're saying that brazil is spending too much money on this world cup, and they point to things such as this. if the country is spending over $20 billion to get ready for the world cup, over 4 billion to just build new stadiums. >> translator: we see huge amounts of money spent on the world cup, but health, public transport and housing, oughtle basic rights of brazilians are taken away and not guaranteed. >> reporter: we see mostly signs that says fifa go home. others say no to corruption or capitalism and this one as well brings us an explain to her for 2014. huge police presence here as you might understand, but this is nothing compared to what it's like when the world cup is here. the brazilian government has said they're going to have tens of thousands of police officers
available including a special riot force that will be deployed to all 12 host cities. they say they will not tolerate any non-peaceful protests. leading this march are several dozen members in the movement in here in brazil. the government considers them troublemakers and even vandals. they say absolutely they are not. they say they're here to simply retaliate against potential police violence against protesters. people are getting out of control now. some of the protesters and police are coming out. it's going on right now. many of the protesters have turned into situations such as this. utter confusion. it shows how a few protesters -- shows how just a few protesters can really throw the city into chaos. scientists have discovered a new species of river dolphin in brazil. the dole fins have been named
after the river where they were discovered. there's about 1,000 of them in the waterway. it's the first discovery of a new dolphin in a century. it's interesting. sports news. what's happening? another exciting news to tell you about. the swiss player beat an injured ralph nell nadal in four sets in his nirs ever grand slam final. >> before this final he had never taken a set again rafael nadal in the 12 previous matches. that changed in melbourne as he took the first set. 6-3. nadal claimed to have back spain early in the second. he went two sets down 6-2. surprisingly nadal fought back in the third throwing his swiss opponent off his game and taking it 6-3.
wawrinka knocked out jovovich in the quarters last year, and the eight seed completed another upset by taking four sets 6-3 to become the australian open champion. >> your back is going to be fine. you're a really great guy, good friend and amazing champion. did an amazing comeback last year to come back, and it's always a pleasure to play against you and with you. >> very, very much not the way -- i'm sorry to finish this way. i tried very, very hard. >> wawrinka is now switzerland's second grand slam champion with feder federer. we'll have more on the australian open on our website. it also details how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. onto football, real madrid
sits top of the spanish league for the next hour at least. renaldo showed off the trophy and lived up to his title of the best footballer of the world putting madrid 1-0 up after the break. they completed a 2-0 victory which is six points ahead. madrid can open for real if they can beat them on sunday. well, chelsea has gone a life without maatta after his move on saturday. they kicked off against stokes in the cup where it's currently goalless. they're heading for a replay after a 1-1 draw. they're now six points after italian league leaders. there's six other matches approaching full time. milan is losing, but there's a
drawing. australia has cleched the 4-1 series over england. there was a tense finish. all trailian meats 217-9 from their 50 overs. stokes taking three wickets eef, but england fell short with three-ba balls left in the mark simon has won the tour down under. he won the final stage. he's the first riding to win the race three times beating evans by five seconds. the nhl has held its nirs ever outndur game in warm weather. the kings faced the anaheim ducks at soldier stadium in los angeles. jonas hiller made saves as think
won 3-0. the winter olympics begin in 12 days' time. making it to the days takes hard work, talent and luck. we report on what u.s. olympic hopefuls are doing to pay the bills. >> this is the view from snowboard cross racer nick dierdorf's helmet as he trains for the olympics. to do this flying down a froze be obstacle course you need to be a specific kind of per and as dierdorf explains you need money. >> i have to cover all my equipment and travel, coach fees, program fees, food. it really adds up quick. >> all told 35 grand to train for sochi. she needed more than help from construction jobs, so back in may he went to gofundme.com. >> the hardest part was putting
myself out there. >> reporter: that means anding everyone he knows, family and friends for money. it paid off. dierdorf has raised $15,000 and counting. 28-year-old mark urich is an amputee speed skater. >> the ski is $5,000 and outrigger is $600 and a boot 1,0 $1,000 theme. to be part of the team is $4,000 and any race is 1,000 to 1500 per race. >> he hopes to spend more time on the mountain, he told his story on go funding.com and raising more than $2,000. >> they can buy a helmet or skis. >> basical you can set up a wish list. >> if he races well next week in aspen, you could qualify for the
sochi paralympics in mash. under, nick didn't make the u.s. team this year but aiming for the 28 team games in korea and crowd helps keep his spirits high. >> it's amazing i have that many people that want to accept mem out and support my dreams and make it easier for me to keep doing this. >> he's only been skiing for three years says crowd funding does more than just help cover his costs. >> it definitely comes through a pinch. this season a couple times i want to go to korea or brings up a gold medal. at least one if not all of them. >> the generosity of the strangers and tools helping to keep olympic hopes alive. paul beeben, al jazeera shgsz denver. >> thank you, jo for that. stay with us. we have another full bulletin of news straight ahead. see you then in a couple of
good morning, and welcome to "al jazeera america." i'm morgan bradford live from new york city. syria talks continue in geneva as prisoner exchanges top the agenda. both sides work to get humanitarian aid into homs. they are digging in their heels. demonstrators in the ukraine reject the president's concession and vow to keep on going. edward notice den tells a german television station that government spying helped big businesses right here in the