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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> and this is the al jazeera news hour. i'm david fosters, good to have you with us. here are some of the stories we're keeping an eye on. troops wait for instructions in ukraine. neither male nor female,
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india says transgender people deserve a category of thaw own. and how asias air pollution would be to blame for wild weather thousands
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[ technical difficulties ] >> -- government buildings for days while they set up roadblocks, to stop ukrainian special forces from entering. ukrainian soldiers and military vehicles have gathered now near the town. our correspondent is there, and joins us live. kim, what can you see? >> reporter: you can see here behind me there are about seven armored personnel carriers, to the right of me there are about seven bus loads of ukrainian soldiers waiting in the winds. and there are the tracking vehicles for the apc's that are behind me. i'm about 30 kill meters north,
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in the northern donetsk region. this is the start of the anti-terrorism operation as the interim president calls it they are not saying anything to anyone at this stage. but earlier today the interim president did say the anti-terrorism party is starting in the area, and he said it would be a gradual expansion of the operation and he said the government will not be handing out weapons to civilians but rather only to those that join the police, the army or national guard. but everybody is on stand by here. there are police on the check point. cars coming in and out very clear they are trying to keep the situation under control. they are all very prepared, the soldiers, standing in front of the trucks all holding guns.
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everybody here seems very prepared to act at anytime. you see men communicating with the men in the buses and the men in the trucks. we don't know exactly when they arrived here. we had reports that some were arriving here last night. the first pictures were arriving early this morning. but as i say everybody here appears very prepared. >> that was kiln vannel recording piece. but the situation is pretty much the same. nato now calling on russia to pull back its troops from the ukrainian border and stop destabilizing the country. jonah hull reports. >> reporter: one of the major topics on the agenda is the crisis in ukraine. he said he was deeply concerned
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about continued violence by separatist forces in eastern ukraine, and also by russia's continued pressure. he called on russia to de-escalate the situation by pulling back its forces. i asked him how certain he was of russia's direct involvement in recent events in the east of the country. have you seen any more evidence to prove the [ inaudible ] of russian on the ground? >> obviously we never as a matter of defense comment on intelligence, but i think from what is visible, it's very clear that -- >> okay. slight technical problems there, but he did here from nato's secretary general in that report
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let's go to what to the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov has had to say. lavrov was in china. he says russia has got nothing to do with the unrest in ukraine. >> translator: you can't send tanks against your people and at the same time hold talks. the use of force will sabotage the talks planned in geneva later this week. they make up lies to justify their plans. they are spreading lies that russia organized it all. i have never heard such nonsense. it is to refuse one's own people the right to protest. >> joining us now from moscow. we need to go back an hour or two to a conversation between
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the u.s. president and russian president described as frank. which means it was a furious conversation between the two. >> yeah, well, there's an awful lot of what is being called diplomacy going on. absolutely everybody is weighing in. and the lines between the two sides seem to be hardening and widening. really they are talking at cross purposes. the russians insisting as you heard lavrov say we have absolutely nothing to do with the unrest in eastern ukraine, it's all a domestic affair. the united states and -- and many of its allies arguing that russia is entire behind it, it's the main instigator. there is just no reconciling those two positions. and only, guess facts on the ground will somehow lead us to a better understanding of it. beyond that, we have these talks
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coming up on thursday where the united states, the european union, russia and ukraine will sit down in geneva to hopefully find soming kind of a road map out of this mess. it probably does require the intervention of outside powers because this -- whatever is the domestic sources of the unrest in ukraine, there is no question it is being aggregated from outside, perhaps from all sides. perhaps there in geneva everybody can get on the same page. >> thank you, fred weir reporting live from moscow. rapping up our coverage for now on events in ukraine. coming up on the news hour, we have the very latest on chile's battle to contain
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wildfires. also which are the most dangerous countries in the world for environmental activists. and lawyers as well as criticers are getting ready for a new season of the indian premier league. ♪ jordan's ambassador to libya has been kidnapped. masked gunman attacked the car has he was leaving his home in the capitol of tripoli. jordan's prime minister has promised to ensure his safe return. >> translator: the jordanian government holds the abduct dors responsible for his safety. we will do everything necessary to free him. >> okay. we're going to move on to stories out of india. the supreme court has issued a
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landmark ruling recognizing transgender people as a third people. it will give relief to millions of people who face discrimination in india's deeply conservative society. transgendered indians previously had to identify themselves as male or female. the supreme court directed federal and state governments to include transgender people in all programs. >> they have not been given basic citizenship rights, so this for us is like victory for them to be regarded as citizens of this country, and we're hoping also that will have impact in terms of violence against them, because it's a daily occurrence. south korea's president apologized for a scandal involving the national intelligence service. three senior officials are accused of making up evidence
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against a man accused of spying for north korea. it's the late nest a long line of cop tro versys involving the intelligence agency. harry fawcett has more from the south korean capitol. >> the national intelligence service has been under pressure for many months. now we have this abject apology over another case. he came to south korean saying it was a north korean defector in 2004 and rose to become a civil servant. the national intelligence service said he was a north korean spy, but he was acquitted on a trial on those charges last year. the prosecution appealed, and presented documents that was
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supposed to come from the chinese immigration service. the national intelligence service faked those documents, and has now admitted doing so, and brings upon the service even greater pressure. the former italian prime minister must serve a year of civil service in a retirement home. the billionaire has been embroiled in a string of court cases. back to the kidnapping of the jordanian ambassador, let's go to andrew simmons. andrew is back with us now from the capitol of tripoli. give us the details of the kidnapping, andrew. >> reporter: he was in fact on
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his way in a routine day to work around rush hour time in the center of the capitol when two vehicles at least drive forward with speed and there was gunfire and the driver was hit. it's also said that another person on the bodyguard team was hit as well. and he was taken at gun point by two civilian clad -- men in civilian clothes, wearing hoods and they drove away at speed. no one knows what the motive was, or indeed where he is now. and the interior ministry has announced an investigation. there is a situation in libya right now where security is in a really grim state and kidnaps like this are becoming the norm, not necessarily of an ambassador, because it is thought to be the first ambassador, actually taken in this way, but certainly there have been many kidnappings of
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diplomats. the secretary to the ambassador who is still missing. and egyptian diplomats who were released later in exchange by egypt. and also a trade official from south korea in january as well was kidnapped later released that was a criminal incident, but this is thought to be political, david. >> and all of these high profile figures were not necessarily being enkour aged by the possibility of improvement in the situation with the caretaker saying he is not going to do the job for much longer because he is scared. >> well, that is absolutely right. you have a position whereby armed groups have not given up their guns despite some up forts by the government. they basically fight with each
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other and they all have vested interest. there is infighting within the government and as you rightly point out, the interim prime minister has said he can't carry on after an attack on his family home where his family's lives were put at risk. he described it as a cowardly act. he said he could not carry on under these circumstances. and now, of course, we have a position whereby the government and the national congress has to decide on a new prime minister. it's got a list of 17 names and all sorts of infighting going on. so you have a major political crisis which alerts the security situation as well across the coup try. >> thank you very much indeed, andrew simmons life from the libyan capitol. the streets of the syrian
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city have become a place to remember those who have been killed in the country's war. their names are written on large sheets of paper. one resident has also volunteered to compile a registry. it is making it easier for aid organizations to help provide assistance to families of those who have members who have died. shells went off near schools in the area. one child said to have been killed and 41 others hurt in those attacks. the deputy governor of yemen's province has been killed. the province is said to be a safe haven for a -- al-qaeda
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fighters in the region. witnesses say they caught a man running away from the scene and handed him over to police. well al jazeera is continuing to demand the immediate release of its journalists imprisoned in egypt. peter greste, mohammed fahmy, and baher mohamed appeared in court on thursday. the case has been adjourned once again this time until later this month. they are falsely accused of providing a platform for the muslim brotherhood. abbul, the forth al jazeera journalist in detention has been on hunger strike since january. al jazeera rejects all of the accusations. people of algeria are going to be voting for a new
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president. jackie roland has more from paris. >> reporter: the challenge for the algearian presidency takes his campaign to the streets of paris. he is a former prime minister, a member of the old guard and he is nearly 70 years old, but his team is trying to sell him to voters as a man who can bring about change. >> translator: he respects the law, a man of his word. when he says he is going to do something, he does it. >> reporter: more than 800,000 algearians living in france have the right to vote, and they have already started casting their ballots ahead of election day in algeria. this is a constituency that all of the candidates to win, including the president himself. he is 77 years old and suffered a stroke last year.
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the most notable thing about his campaign is he has been virtually absent from it. >> translator: the health of the president has improved greatly, and continues to do so. at the end it's the algearian people who will decide. as i have often said the president governs with his head and not his feet. >> reporter: algearians want stability. they have experienced their own decade of violence in the 1990s, so for many people a vote is a vote for stability. but a growing number of algearians reject the whole process. they believe the elections are designed to preserve a system which they see is fundamentally corrupt. >> translator: they will never respect the will of the citizens there has always been systematic
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fraud. i think it is absurd to go and vote. >> reporter: despite his illness and absence from public life, the president is widely expected to be reelected, but algeria is a young country and the voices demanding change are unlikely to go away. jacky rowland, al jazeera, paris. news is reaching us from nigeria. armed men have attacked a school and kidnapped 100 female students. the girls were taken away in a large truck. the attack has also burned down houses and other buildings, killing one security guard, we're told. police have been sent to the area. chilean firefighters are still fighting to battle the
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wildfires. at least 14 people have died and thousands have been forced from their homes. daniel has the latest. >> reporter: dousing the flames, a massive rescue operation to control the fire that raged over more than 24 hours, destroying hundreds of homes. many lost everything. william and his family have lived here for 19 years. >> translator: nothing. we could don't anything. it all happened so quickly. less than 3 minutes for the flames to reach us. >> reporter: he is try to find his father's work tools. already thinking about his future. the cause of the blaze is being investigated while the operations of feeding and clothing people goes on. the president in her first month in office has had to deal with major earthquake and now this.
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she ordered the military in to help. this is a unesco world heritage site. and this fire has hit the nation extremely hard. thousands have volunteered to help. but overwhelmingly it is their labor. >> translator: we have to respect life because that's all we have. and we can't give up. we're starting here from scratch. >> reporter: the winds fan the flames in the steep narrow streets of valparaiso, made it difficult for emergency services to reach the blaze. some lost everything. and others are simply grateful to have escaped with their lives. speaking solace in the ruins. a chinese court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by members of the public after a chemical that causes cancer was found in
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tap water. it affected 2.5 million people. the court ruled that only government agencies could sue. water pollution has been a serious problem in china with spillages of chemicals into lakes and rivers a common occurrence, this is seen as a major setback by activists who say major environmental reform is needed. air pollution in china and other nations is apparently making storms stronger thousands of miles away in the united states. richard will tell us a little bit more. richard? yes, this report comes from researchers in the u.s., which say that tiny polluting particles over cities like beijing are blown towards the north pacific. these particles interact with
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water droplets in the area. and this causes more intense storms to develop over the ocean. these storms are then blown eastward towards the us. some of this conflicts with previous research that suggests that the pollution tends to decrease the rainfall. so it's an interesting debate. now we go to a professor at oxford university. good have you with us. so it's not necessarily climate change. it's these pollutants, is it, that's causing the bad weather? >> yeah, this is just another example of how pollution in one part of the world can effect the weather in other parts. this is one modeling study, it show there is an impact, but there's still plenty of scope for debate about exactly what
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that impact is, and i want to tell you up with of the reasons we should be so cautious about human actions that affect our weather. >> tell us about what pollutants and what they cause if you see industrial pollution coming up in china is that different from other types of disturbances. >> sure. we had this kind of pollution in the uk, northwest europe and also the u.s. until only a few decades ago, and it was still pretty bad in eastern europe up until the end of the soviet union. these are fine particles generated from emission from cars and power stations and so forth, and they have very serious health impacts. they give rise to asthma, and severe health problems. and china is doing its best to
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clean up its air. it's important for the rest of the world to realize, this is not a few problem for china. this is a problem that really every country has gone through, as it has gone through a period of rapid industrialization. and china are trying to clean it up, but it does have global impact. we see the impact of these aerosols being swept out of the pacific interacting with clouds. the key feature of this study is they have taken a multi-scale approach. they have looked at the global picture and the much finer picture of what happens as these aerosols interact with clouds of the pacific. and that has given them the most authoritative study to date. and the effect is substantial. >> thank you is that is
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professor from oxford. thank you very much. good to have your thoughts. >> it's just a very sunny day here today. [ laughter ] >> glad for you, very glad for you. back to richard. take a look at what is happening richard. >> the high-pressure is going to stay in the next few days, and that is easy one david. it's all pretty static. and the professor is right, the chinese are making big efforts to clean things up. it is looking decidedly unhealthy for beijing but some of the northern cities the situation gets worse. it represents even hazardous levels for absolutely everything you will feel it in your lungs. it really is quite nasty. is it impacting the other side of the pacific ocean?
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well, we have seen active systems pushing in on the eastern seaboard of the united states and another towards the west. there is one towards the east which is giving quite interesting weather towards mobile, alabama, and southern portions of texas, we have had big hail storms. and the situation there is now getting somewhat better. further north, though, we have had flooding in the red river. there he goes. i think he is fascinating. here we would like to see more snow pushing in in the forecast in the next few days. we have finer conditions towards the eastern seaboard, and it looks as though there is more unsettled weather pushing in, david. >> thank you very much, indeed. in just a moment the latest in what is quite literally a power struggle. i'm in the capitol of brazil
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♪ hello, you are watching the al jazeera news hour. time to run through the global top stories this hour. ukrainian soldiers backed by armored vehicles are gathering in eastern campaign.
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gathering to launch an operation against pro-russian groups holding government buildings in many places in eastern ukraine. south korean government apologizes for fabricating evidence against a man accused of spying for north korea. the indian supreme court issued a ruling recognizing transgender people. now the top story the crisis in ukraine, let's go to kim joining us live. kim has you have been telling us that is where you have been able to see many of the troops getting ready. tell us what is happening now. >> i don't know if you can hear, but one of the helicopters behind me is getting ready to take off. there are two choppers here,
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there are abouting seven armored personnel carriers, apc's, and there have been bus loads of ukrainian special forces here as well. this is part of a joint operation. they have just held a press conference, where he said this is a joint operation, and anti-terrorism operation going on around the north of donetsk. >> russia denies that any of those activists who have held these regional buildings are operating under its instruction, but in [ inaudible ] i'm not quite sure how far away from you that is. i'm sure you'll tell us. we understand one of these police stations has been vacated by these people, and work is underway on an airstrip to try to free that up as well; is that right? >> reporter: that's right.
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the head of this operation told us that they are now on their way. at least one of these choppers is on its way, about 70 kilometers from here. right now there is an depreciation to regain control of an airfield. earlier in the day when some pro-russian groups left the police building, but still very -- active in that region. >> kim thank you very much indeed. keeping us very much up to date with what is happening in eastern ukraine. kim and her team there. those people who have been branded terrorists by the west say they are pretty much just pro-russian and they are furious they have been given such a label. they are refusing in many cases to give up their occupation of
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buildings until their demands are met. >> reporter: this is a coal miner who can hardly make ends meet. he sends the night at the barricade ready to prevent anybody from storming the building seized by protesters more than a week ago. >> translator: this is the only way to make our voices heard. my wife is unemployed. they are here to protect us. the right-wing camp also has weapons. i don't trust the interim president and i'm scared about the future. >> reporter: many here are angered that they have been labeled terrorists. ukrainian forces have been more visible outside of the urban areas. their main mission is to make sure that the weapons seized do not travel from city to city.
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and to maintain control of the main road. the pro-russian protesters are getting bolder by the day and have set up their own check points. an airfield was also taken over. it was al'emedly used to bring in soldiers. they remain defiant saying they won't back down until their demands are met. for them it's the only way to protect their russian identity from a government they fear is steering the country in a direction they don't want to go in. a growing number of activists have been killed trying to stop the destruction of the environment in the course of the last ten years. many of these murders have gone unpunished. they claim that more than 900 people were killed fighting
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against land grabs, industrial logging and other causes in 35 different countries. the murder rate has gone up with increased competition for natural resources. the most dangerous places latin america and the asia pacific. more than 400 were killed in brazil, over 100 in honduras and 67 in the philippines. yet only 10 have been convicted. one of the men that was killed was in the philippines. >> reporter: it has been more than three years since her husband was murdered. but she says the pain has not eased. the father of five was shot dead in brood daylight. jerry was a high-profile environmental activist who exposed corruption in the western philippines. some reports implicated
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government officials. >> i'm the mother of five children, i'm left with five children, you know, to feed, and if -- you know, like me i have to -- if i become noisy and i get killed also, what happens to the five children? but i still believe that we have to be more vigilant especially for those who can afford to, even for those who cannot. >> they were implicated when the killers confessed they had ordered ortega's murder. they are now on the country's most wanted list. this is what he fought for, here activists continue to fight against illegal logging and large-scale mining. it's divided both local officials and residents in the providence where 80% of the people live in poverty. an environmental group called global witness released a report saying that the philippines is
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one of the most dangerous places in the world for environmentalists. 67 people have been killed since 2002. a striking number are aledged to have been killed by state agents. the protection of the environment has never been more dangerous. the president has promised to end the killings, but for many here, the culture of impunity is too hard to break. >> you have that message that on the local level, you still have local officials working -- i mean some -- not all. some local officials are part of the problem. they work with them to commit the crime
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terrible story if it's true, apparently 100 female students in nigeria were taken from the place where they were taking their final exams and taken away, and kidnapped. what have you heard is the latest? >> reporter: -- >> all right. we'll try one more time. i'm not sure we can get through. i think that was a sound that means we haven't got her at a moment. but just to recap, more than a hundred female students kidnapped in nigeria, and we'll try to reestablish contact with our correspondent to bring us up
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to date on that. allegations of corruption in brazil where petro gas is under investigation. leaked documents per port to show wide-scale bribes. >> reporter: brazilian energy giant is defending itself against allegations that if true would be the biggest corruption charges in history. a federal investigation was sparked. and police documents leaked to a local investigative journalist, and published under a headline, revealed that a former company director was allegedly involved
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in a kickback scheme. >> it became clear the corruption was high, it was organized. it involved off-shore accounts, lobbyists, intermediaries. >> reporter: a spokesperson would only say that the company was watching closely and cooperating with the investigation. it's the most powerful state run company in brazil, and that's why here politicians of all stripes are running scared, wondering how big this scandal is going to get and how it might effect them. but no politician stands to lose more than the woman who occupied the presidential palace behind me. before she was president she was energy minister and the chair of the council board at the time some of the allegations of corruption took place. she has not been directly linked
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but her political adversariries are calling for an inquiry. >> translator: we want a congressional investigation that allows us to summon key figures to give us testimony to these allegations and documents. >> reporter: sergio gabrieli flatly rejects claims there was corruption. >> i can assure they we are transparent, honest and clean company. >> reporter: so the allegations are false? >> i think the allegations are politically motivated. >> reporter: but with the police investigation still ongoing, it's unlikely the scandal will go away any time soon. coming up on the news hour, in britain they are marking 25 years since the deaths of 96
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people killed in the country's worst-ever sporting disaster. these are scenes of the footbcey taking place now. and now one united states town used baseball to break down racial barriers. we have that and the rest of the sport with farah in just a few minutes. ♪
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♪ the memorial service which is marking 25 years since the
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[ inaudible ] bahs -- disaster in the uk is getting underway. barnaby phillips live for us now from liverpool. over to you, barnaby. >> thank you, david. a very somber atmosphere at the stadium. you can see where supporters of liverpool football club have been tying scarfs throughout the morning and early afternoon, not just liverpool fans, everton fans as well. and indeed football fans from all over england and scottland and in fact beyond. i have met people here from holland, germany, italy, and you can see the memorial there as we. most of the crowd are inside the stadium. we expect some 30,000 people to
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mark this event. what is evident, david is that although a quarter of a century has passed, hillsborough has an enduring impact on this city. football and liverpool go hand in hand. but also commemorated here, the terrible events of april 15th, 1989. that was the day many liverpool fans were crushed to death. they had gone to watch an important match, and the game had started, but something was going horribly wrong. the liverpool fans were crammed in too tightly. they couldn't escape because of the fences that were common in english football. players and the police struggled to understand what was happening. michael kelly was one of the 96 who died. he was 38 years old.
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he would be 63 if he was live today. his younger brother steven counts the ways. >> i still don't know how my brother died. i don't know why he died, and i don't know who is responsible. and i would like the answer to those questions. if it takes me another 25 years, i'll still be fighting for them. this represents the phoenix rising from the flames. >> right. >> if you look closely, you'll see 96 birds. >> reporter: hillsborough is part of liverpool's identity because of the pain of these families and the wide-spread belief that the whole truth has never come out and those in authority have never been fair to these families. this man says hillsborough was a
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major part of the transfer of the game. >> the monetization of the game, the televisionation of the game, and the gentrification of the game, this game has charged in character in those who watch and to some degree in those who play. >> reporter: liverpool is resilient, but he invented these docks as a tourist attraction. hillsborough was another blow. but it also pulls people closer together. reinforcing a sense of solidarity in which this city thrives. now in the stadium behind me the liverpool and everton managers
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will be speaking. and the cathedral bell will toll 96 times, once for each of the people who died in 1989. the family's attention is focused very much in the meantime on the inquest underway here. this is after the original verdicts of accidental deaths were quashed following the release of a report in 2012. that inquest is limited in terms of what we are allowed to say about it. but the families are hoping at least it will provide definitive answers as to how people died back in 1989, and who was ultimately responsible. >> barnaby thank you very much indeed. and it was called sport that day. here is farah with the sport. >> thank you so much, david. crick it's india premier league
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draws huge crowds and many of the world's best players, but also attracts more than its fair share of scandal. this season starteds with investigation of corruption into the league. >> reporter: the world's richest cricket tournament is back and this addition will have an added twist. lawyers as well as quicketers are getting ready to return to action. allegations of corruption, the subject of an indian supreme court investigation. the head of indian cricket has already been forced to step down, while the inquiry which is focused on the league and bething is going on. >> it is estimated that more than $2.5 billion is gambled
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each season. last year three players were arrested, accused of working with book makers to manipulate games. a currier working within police forces and international sports has given [ inaudible ] a unique incite into the challenge the ipl is facing up to. >> the problem for cricket is, because gambling is underground in india, it's all illegal. prohibition does not work. regulation does. in any form of life, you look at prohibition of alcohol in the u.s. in the 20s which in essence was the creation of organized crime in that country. >> reporter: -- >> i feel happy when people are
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making money. but the goal should be the cricket, rather than looking around something else. and i advise them, please your goal is to play for india or pakistan and to be the best cricketer in matches. >> reporter: sponsorship revenues are down about 20% this season, an early warning that should credibility disappear, so too eventually will the cash. [ inaudible ] have launched their appeal from daniel [ inaudible ] suspension. the driver was [ inaudible ] for breaching the new fuel regulations. the international court of appeal has upheld the decision after a hearing in paris. michael phelps has taken the first step towards competing in the rio olympics. he is the most successful olympian at all time, and will complete in arizona in two week's time.
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he had retired after the 2012 london olympics. he will be 31 by the time the rio games begin. it was phelps' second olympic where he started to win medals with 6 goal and two bronze. four years later he broke the record of 7 gold medals by winning 8. and then the overtook [ inaudible ] to become the most successful olympic in history, with four golds and two silver, he made it 22 medals over all. to football and depending champions have suffered back-to-back losses in the asia's champions league. they were beaten 2-0 by australian outfit melbourne victory. that keeps them in contending for the [ inaudible ]. meanwhile [ inaudible ]
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giants were shot 2-0 at home which the western sydney wanders. the wanderers club is taking part in the competition for the first time. the washington wizards beat the miami heat on monday. the heat opted to rest lebron james and chris bosh as they prepare for the post season. the loss means the indiana pacers will have top seed, while the heat drop down to second. tuesday is jackie robinson day in the united states. it was a long journey to get to that point. john henry smith reports. >> reporter: baseball is a sport with a rich history, but much
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like the country that popularized the game, it always a clouded history of race relations. white teams and leagues were rejecting black, hispanic and native american players, however, this exclusion spawned the opportunity for the non-white athletes to play their own name. >> out of segregation came this wonderful story of triumph and conquest, based on one small principle, you don't let me play with you in the major leagues, then i'll just make a league of my own. >> reporter: they established themselves as a forbidable entities. in the city of patterson, new jersey, they were looking for a venue that could house large
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events. it opened and by 1934 the biggest ticket in town was the new york yankees of the negro league. >> the census showed african-americans here in patterson at only 2.1%. >> reporter: jackie robinson broke the barrier, by taking the field in 1947. that was immediately followed by breaking a barrier in cleveland. this led to the demise of the negro league. >> there were a number of great players and great teams that made their way through patterson
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to play there. those guys are all hall of famers. patternson, new jersey is looking to use this relic as a rejuvenation. the history will continue to tell a tail of a league that thrived in the face of a nation torn apart by racial boundaries. and there is much more sport on our website, including news that renaldo has been ruled out for the final. for all of the latest check out now david back to you. >> farah. thank you very much indeed. that's it for me, david foster, and the news hour team.
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