secondhand binoculars. which was all i could afford... >> and reveals the remarkable human nature of chimpanzees. >> they have a dark side, and that made them more like us than i had thought before. talk to al jazeera only on al jazeera america zeera. >> hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm live in doha. the top stories on al jazeera - pro-russian militia make moves across eastern ukraine as another ukraine government building is occupied. confusion in greece after a ferry capsizes off the coast of south korea. it's unclear how many are missing. security crisis and the surge for more than 100 abducted school girls - we report from abuja. and...
>> for me as a first-time voter, i'm not willing to vote on who made the mistake, but who has the ideology. >> we meet some of the first-time voters in india's general election. >> in the last few hours armed men in fat eegs flying the russian flag seized ukrainian military vehicles and occupied the ukrainian buildings in the eastern part of the country. in donetsk pro-russian groups took control of the city council building, the second building to be occupied - people calling from regional powers to outright ses session. pro-russian separatists confronted tanks in the eastern city of kramatorsk. an air base was taken back from separatists. it's part of a wider offensive.
in slovyansk, soldiers claiming allegiance to moscow took over tanks from ukrainian forces. we'll go live to our correspondents in the cities in a moment. first, a look at where those cities are on the map. they are all part of the cities boarding rush a. we be joined from slovyansk. across the east there are calls for more support from moscow and pledges of allegiance to kiev. the region is divided as we see from hoda abdel-hamid's report from donetsk. >> they are uniformed and well equipped. they were at the forefront of a building seizure in kramatorsk, and the taking of an airfield in slovyansk. it prompted the mayor of the
town to draw parallels with the take over of crimea by russia. she said. >> translation: the city is besieged by them at the moment. the men in green are there. they don't hide they are from crimea and russia. >> moscow denied involvement on the ground in eastern ukraine. these men don't hide their allegian allegiance. that has people questioning their movements. >> i'm scared of the crimean scenario being repeated. i saw the military cars without numbers on it, and from it people in uniform with guns. they have weapons, they can use it to injure the people not just us. >> the protesters say they are demanding their rights as ethnic
russians. >> the protesters inside the building deny russian involvement as of yet. they say they were promised military backup if they came under attack. ask anyone here, and they'll tell you if the russians came, they wouldn't be seen as foreigners. >> this group say they see eastern ukraine as russian lapped. they are an ethnic group from southern russia. >> translation: we are russians, but not citizens. we have received moral support. our friends from russia call us and say they are praying for us. >> cossacks were patrolling alongside russian troops in crimea. ukrainian forces are putting up a flight. the airport has been closed to traffic, security beefed up. officials aware that the crimean airport was one of the first places to come under russian
control. >> hoda abdel-hamid travelled from luhansk to slovyansk, where she joins us. tell us what you have seen in slovyansk, since you arrived there. >> well, i'm here in the city center of slovyansk. the police building that was seized a few days ago is a few hundred metres behind in this direction, and there's a local council on the right side of the square. now, you have all at least men described in that package that are here, standing around. they have a perimeter, and a few armoured personnel carriers that carry the russian flag. now, we spoke to some of these men. we asked where they were from, and they said they were russian ethnics, but ukrainian citizens. we asked an investigator about their accent, and everyone we spoke to said they definitely had - they didn't have the
russian accent if you came from proper russia. i have to say there's a big difference between how they look and the men in crimea a few weeks ago. the uniforms are mismatched. some of them are wearing trainers, rather than military booth. the equipment seems old. one was carrying a hunting rifle. they describe themselves as self-defence units here to defend their cities and their area from what they call the junta in kiev. >> okay. and the ukrainians, hoda abdel-hamid, are saying two of their soldiers have been kidnapped in lieu. what do you hear about that? >> well, we spoke to the pro-russian protesters inside the security building in lieu, for more than 10 days. they denied that that happened. they say that actually they were still waiting to hear back from the government. if you recall, a few days ago
there was a delegation from kiev that made it to that building. they were holding negotiations and the men put forward a list of demands. obviously on top of that list was a demand to have a federal system in ukraine. they were making sure that they would get guarantees that everywhere in the building will be given amnesty, and say so far it's talks from the acting president. and they want to see that turned into a decree. and they had a problematic request is that they want to form their own south east army as they call it. at the moment, at least, that would be a unit within the ukrainian army. that unit, however will have local command and we independent from kiev. they have not heard and say today is the deadline and they doubt that happened because it would put them in a compromised position. >> thank you for the update from
luhansk. let's check in with kim vinnell in another eastern city in donetsk. donetsk is where the pro-russians have taken over another government building. kim. >> that's right gunmen stormed the building. now there are gunmen outside. some of them are holding ak-47s. it's an old-style hunting rifle and are in control of that building right now. what we are hearing is that they are from the oblask group, a far right wing group with its roots in kharkiv. they say they have control of the first story of the building. civil workers are going about the duties, they want it continue calls for a referendum on the status of the republic.
we have seen military jets flying overhead. people are pulling up bricks from the pavement and stock pailing the bricks - there's lines of defence, barr kids, barbed wire. it's a bisard scene. it's a sunny day. supporters are outside. they are walked around in military uniforms. >> what about the ukrainian operation to take over the building. where do things stand as far as the operation to take the building. >> okay, i think we have lost kim vinnell. we have lost kim. kim vinnell in donetsk will hopefully go back for on update
on the situation and the ukrainian military situation to retake the building. meantime ukraine's former prime minister and presidential candidate yulia tymoschenko says russia has started a new-type of war. she's announced the creation of a resistance movement. >> the aim of the movement is the following - we want special mobilization point to be created in almost every town district, region. they'll give possibility to everyone who wants to protect ukraine to take part in this wholly duty. >> live to peter sharp in moscow. despite the fast-moving developments in eastern ukraine, the russian flags being flown there by the pro-russia separatist, russia continues to deny involvement in what is happening there. that's right. you can only look back to what the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov said 48 hours ago, saying, "look, the west don't
get it. the people of eastern ukraine have their on grievances and issues. they launched their own demonstrations." really, when you see the similarities between the handling of the situation in the ukraine, and the annexation of crimea, they seem to be very, very similar operations. we have the state president of russia, vladimir putin, saying only a few hours ago that the ukraine stands on the edge or the brink of civil war. as far as the u.s. and the e.u. are concerned, that's disingenuous. they hold russia as one of the prime movers of the unrest. of course, it's left kiev in a very difficult position, damned if you do, damned if you don't. if they didn't take a stand against the occupation much police stations and public buildings in the east, as they didn't for some time, they'll be
accused of letting the country - the eastern country slip out of their grasp. if they came in robustly and there were casualties, it could trigger an invasion, a pretext for the russians to move in. >> talks are taking place on tuesday. the first talks since the crisis began. any hope that there could be a desescalation in the crisis after the talks in geneva? >> well, that will be the aim of the talks. it seems really unlikely, especially with the events continuing in eastern ukraine. the russian foreign minister has really set out his diplomatic stall in advance of the meeting on thursday. he said that he cannot accept the interim government in kiev, and says until the u.s. and the e.u. stop trying to legitimize the interim government, which he climates is an il -- claims is an illegal government. there'll be no chance of any
deescalation in this conflict, crisis. really, the hopes for success on the talks are not particularly high. >> peter sharp reporting live from moscow. >> in other world news, it was a major calculation casting doubt over a rescue operation off the southern coast of south korea. a ferry yairing hundreds of -- carrying hundreds of high school student capsized. most of the 450 people on board were found. this acknowledgment - the rescuers had it wrong. they miscounted and the amount of missing tripled. three people have been confirmed dead so far. we have the latest. >> it's a massive rescue operation to save hundreds of people. more than 450 people were on the overnight ferry, travelling from
izyum to jeju island. >> 18 helicopters were used for the rescue, with a firefighting team, coast guard, navy and police. 34 vessels from the coast guard, 25 from the navy were used. >> survivors felt a jolt on the ship around breakfast. the ferry began to tilt and sink. many on board were students. they were on a trip from a high school in ansun city, near the capital in seoul. survivors waited anxiously for family members. some have been reunited. many other are waiting to hear the fate of their loved ones. >> i felt like my heart stopped, i can't describe the feel in word. i was too shocked. i can't think about it. >> there are fiercesome of the
unaccounted for may be trapped. >> it's not known why it sapping. >> let's -- sank. >> let's go to harry fawcett, on his way from seoul to the scene of the accident. harry in his car travelling there. a lot of people unaccounted for. numbers have been revised. what is the latest you are hearing about the numbers? >> well, we spoke to the coast guard within the last few minutes. they said a third body has been confirmed, three deaths from the disaster. we are not clear if it was a body in the water or the ship or someone brought to shore and died sips. we are not sure how it stacks up. certainly the coast guard confirming what the government was saying. they revised the figures, 459 were on board.
168 rescued. 290 unaccounted for. that is the concern. the rescue operation got into form, it's a busy shipping area, and you saw the pictures in caroline's report of people wimped to safety as the ship was going over on its side. so the fact they have not recovered the 290 plus missing people, even from what was a small simple area suggests that there'll be a good number of missing people inside the ship, under the water. that's what some survivors were saying when they came assure, that it happened quickly, water came in quickly and many people could not get to the exits. >> harry, the vast majority of the passengers were schoolchildren on a trip to jeju island, and i imagine the
parents and relatives kangaroos and straight to hear news. how are they being taken care of? what are they being told. >> they are being bussed down here. we are just about arriving in jeju ourselves. we are on the island ourselves at the moment. >> the appearance are being bussed down with police escorts -- the parents are being bussed down with police escorts. we managed to speak to a couple of parents, they have not had much information. 77 students had been accounted from and been in contact with them since their rescue and since they were brought to shore. they didn't know more than that. they weren't entirely sure what awaited them on jinko. we spoke to a family told their child had survived. it'll be an indescribable
reunion in a few minutes time, i imagine. the sad reality is these were young people, 16, 17 years old. getting ready for a field trip off a holiday island, and shortly before they were due to arrive. this terrible incident hopped and we don't know what happened and what caused the ship to sink. >> thank you, harry fawcett reporting there. we'll go back to harry when we have more information about the missing people in the ferry capsize. still ahead - we report from thailand where a legacy from the world war ii is coming back to haunt the capital. >> hundreds of bombs fell here during air raids. it nearly destroyed it. the station was rebuilt after the war. there's concern that some of the
bombs could be buried in this part of bangkok. >> chile's president michelle bachelet is promising to relocate over 10,000 people. in sport dortmund book their place with their striker reaching a new milestone. >> venezuela's government met with the opposition for a new round of talks aimed atnding two months of civil unrest. both agreeing to create a national truth commission to find out who is responsible for the deaths of 41 demonstrate j what wants nicolas maduro's government to free gaoled opponents, including leopoldo lopez. cuba sends thousands of doctors to venezuela to give free health care to the poor. in return havana receives oil,
as this report suggests many cuban doctors are unhappy with the situation. >> living out of a backpack for seven years, cuban nurse lives day by day, cleaning homes, cooking and hiding from the police. he doesn't want to be identified. terrified of arrest because he doesn't have the proper documents. >>. >> translation: i don't want to continue living in venezuela because of the insecurity. new i have to hide like a prisoner so police do not arrest me for not having papers. my passbook is not stamped. if i am detained, i will be gaoled. >> he defected from venezuela's social health program, a deal sealed by late president hugo chavez and raul castro. venezuela spends billions in oil, and cuba sends thousands of medical staff. over a decade ago this program
was the cornerstone of hugo chavez's socialist revolution, when the cuban doctors arrived to give health care to venezuelans that didn't have it. a south florida group claimed 8,000 cuban doctors fled from venezuela. cuban doctors agree many defected, saying the number is not important. >> translation: it's true ta some doctors have abandoned the social program. the number is insignificant. we are more than 70,000 doctors here. over 100,000 have come and gone. we have saved thousands of lives. mortality rates have gone down. few leaving will not affect the greatness of this work. >> thousands of poor venezuelans living in slums or rural areas get free health care. this man assess the cuban doctors -- says the cuban doctors made a difference in her
life >> translation: excellent. i come here because i can get good care. i never have any complaints. the doctors are wonderful. cuban professionals have no salaries, and are forced to stay in venezuela. they want a better future. >> translation: i'm like a boat stranded in an o without a rudder, unable to go left or right. i lost nine years of my life thinking the decision to leave the program was better for me. it's been a nightmare. >> unemployment, solitude, destitution was the price forced to pay for his dreams. >> the government of saudi arabia replaced its intelligence chief. prince banda voluntarily stepped down, say reports, and has been succeeded by his deputy. he recently criticised barack
obama's did you suggest not to use military strikes against the syrian government. >> prince banda was appointedly his uncle in july 2012. before the appointment he spent seven years as head of the national security council and served for 23 years as the saudi ambassador to the u.s., called banda bush, because of close ties to the bush family. prince banda has been a strong voice for military intervention in syria to topple allies bashar al-assad. >> al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of its journalists. mohammed badr, mohamed fadel fahmy, and peter greste are falsely accused of providing a platform to the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they have been behind bars for 109 days. their case has been adjourned until later this month. abdullah al-shami, the fourth al jazeera journalist has been held
in detention since last august and has been on a hunger strike for the last 86 days. al jazeera rejects all charges. >> time for a look at the weather. >> i've been in the u.k. for a couple of weeks. see the time. the weather has been quite good. in fact, if you look at the satellite imagery you can see we have been enjoying fine weather not just across the uk, but western europe. how long is it going to last. we had this area of high pressure dominating for a week or so, in more western areas, producing fine weather conditions. they've been making use of fine conditions here across london. we have seen plenty of blue skies and sunshine. it's cold. sea temperatures low at this time of year. people are making the most of the brightness and further south into frankfurt.
they've been roughing up, enjoying the sunshine. that contrasts with conditions to the south-east, where we had an active weather system towards albania, giving significant rain fall, more than 50mm in 24 hours. there's suggestions that there'll be a continuation of east-west split. rain across the balkans, extending across the aidry attic. gusty winds. textures better. we were looking at temperatures there, we are looking at 18. fine weather continues across the uk. >> about 100 million people are voting for the first time in indian elections. most are adults that have been able to regs ste. the youth makes uppal powerful
block. >> stephanie is about to graduate from university. she's 19, passionate and eager to make a difference. >> i have the potential to influence people and so do my peers and youth in the country. >> according to the election commission 13 million young people like steph academy are expected to vote for the first time. they could play a major role in deciding who is elected in 500 constituencies across india. that's because india's election is too close to call. a few hundred votes could make the dins. the professor says india's political parties courted first-time voters. >> there is a euphoria where the youth are participating and they
cap transform the system. one needs to see in what way they need to sustain the ideals. >> for the first-time voters, it's less about the big personalities that dominate indian poll techs and more about each party's commitment. >> i'm not willing to vote on who made the mistakes. >> social welfare and education and health, things like that. none of the parties are satisfactory. >> i think the politicians need to deal with the issues and make a choice between how they deal with them. that's the political choice for me. >> the message from india's political party is loud and clear. vote for us and we'll deliver on our proposition. for first of time voters like stephy, it's not about who is
the loudst, but who she can trust. >> and for more on the indian elections, go to the website aljazeera.com. we have an interactive map, a feature on a controversial school teacher contesting the vote. that's on aljazeera.com. >> still ahead here on the newshour - going hungry in the u.k. it's one of the country's most expensive downs, and the food banks is stretched to its limit. plus. this fossil finds a new home. a dinodelivery for a museum. >> the l.a. clippers - action from the n.b.a. coming up, stay with us, we are back after the break. well it's official...
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>> welcome back, you are watching the newshour on al jazeera. armoured vehicles with russian flags have been seen driving through the city. these are the latest images. in donetsk separatists took over the city council building. rescue teams in south korea are searching for 300 missing after a passenger ferry sank off the coast. more than 450 people were on board. three people have been confirmed dead. >> and prince banda from saudi arabia reportedly stepped down from his post as intelligence chief. he is a former ambassador to the
united states, and called for military action against the syrian government. >> to nigeria, where the army is searching for more than 100 girls kidnapped in the north-east. the abduction happened at a school in the chibok area of borno state. gunmen stormed the premises and opened fire on soldiers. let's get the latest from our correspondent, joining us from abuja, the nigerian capital. what more have you heard about the abduction of the girls. what is the latest on finding them? >> well unfortunately the whereabouts of these 100 girls, at least 100 girlsed kidnapped from the school remains unknown. there's security service, military and police, saying that they have mounted a manhunt to find the assailant. some more details emerged this morning about what happened. incredibly some girls managed to
escape and speak to local media. once they were abducted. they were driven into the bush, and on the way, during the journey, the vehicles they were conveyed in broke down several times. 10 to 15 of them managed to run into the bush, escape from the attackers, and return to chibok. we are trying to get more details. it's widely believed that boko haram is the group that was behind the abduction of these girls. this is the kind of thing they have been doing. nothing on this scale in recent years, but they abducted students before the essence of ideology. >> this could be the work of boko haram, and they have beenlinged to the ex -- been linked to an explosion on
monday. >> that's right, it looks like the work of boko haram, and as i say, theestness of boko haram -- the essence of boko haram, and the direct translation is western education is wrong. they have attacked schools in the region before, and this comes literally 24 hours after 75 people, that's what the authorities say, were killed in an explosion. boko haram believed to be behind the attack. the group has not claimed responsibility, there's an investigation, but in the many hundreds of bombs and attacks launched by the group. only a handful of people have been arrested for charged with supporting the organization. >> thank you very much for that. live for us in abuja, nigeria. >> more now on one of our top stories, and the massive rescue operation under way in south korea after a ferry sank with
450 people on board. joining us is don curt, the correspondent for the christian science monitor, joining us from seoul via skype. thank you for speaking to us. this is a moving story, we don't know how many are missing, how many have been rescued and we know at least that three have been confirmed dead. how dig of a disaster do you think we are facing right now? >> what we do know is the original estimate, and most people that have been rescued turns out to have been in error. now they are saying nearly 300 are missing. which is an enormous disaster, obviously. a lot of them, those rescued and those what are, you know, trapped were schoolkids. this is - this is one of the greatest disasters that they have had here in some time. >> okay.
don, we'll leave it there for now. thank you for joining us. don kirk via seoul. apologies for the quality of the sound there with don. >> let's move on to other news, and a bomb from the 1940s exploded in the thai capital. it exploded earlier. it's the first such incident in bangkok and police are taking steps to ensure it will be the last. this report from bangkok. this devastating explosion caused by a 70-year-old relic, killing eight, levelling a shop in bangkok. all from a bomb brought during world war ii. it was dug up at a construction site and sold off for scrap. workers were taking it apart when it detonated. during the war, thailand alined itself with japan. the day pearl harbour was bombed japanese troops entered the country. three years later, retaliation
from the allies began. >> by 1944, 1945 the allies started bombing strategic point in thailand. transportation, movement of the japanese in the south-east asian theatre. >> and one of those strategic sites right here, the railway station. hundreds of bombs fell during air raids, nearly destroying it. the station was buried. some of the bolls were buried in bangkok. >> we are on this property now. >> this man grew up nearby. his house was burnt to the ground from the bombing. he was 11 years old. >> it was panic. worse during the day time.
mostly at night they had to go - until it was all over. >> just two days after the scrap yard explosion, another bomb was discovered in a lake on the outskirts of the city. with a great deal of development in bangkok, there is frequent digging opening up the danger of more bombs being unearthed. >> translation: after the explosion happened local police at headquarters are were concerned about further incidents. they launched a program to educate citizens and construction companies about the dangers. the hope is with more aware of what the bomb looked like, there would be less explosions. keeping the pictures on history reels from world war ii. >> chile's president michelle bachelet promised to rebuild the
port city of . she promised to relocate the people. >> this is the latest distraser facing chileans. a massive earthquake weeks ago was felt across the forth with devastating consequences. >> the aftermath is a similar scene. as we report, the masses rally together through volunteering and providing the basics. >> this is a common site on the streets, volunteers marching on their way to help victims of the latest disaster. on this occasion, a huge fire ravaging the port city. the people were swiftry evacuated. most lost everything. it >> it's been incredible, the
help we have been given. we don't belong to a government program. we are desperate. we'll take help from anyone. >> thousands of bags of clothes, blankets, shoes, toys and medicine were donated and sorted and distributed at community centres like this one. volunteer vets treat animals rescued from the fire. medical staff, and teachers come in after work and on their days off. >> if there is anything positive to emerge from the misery and broken lives of chile's recent spate of disasters, it's this spirit of cooperation and solidarity, they transcend class and political lines and help the rebuilding process. >> the chilean authorities have generally been praised for the response, well practised after a spate of earthquakes and a tsunami and other kat as trophies, but it's this response
from ordinary people that made the difference. nicholas and his friend collecting donation, driving from santiago. from santiago, it's only two hours. one is helpless that these people lost everything. it's something have all got inside us, a need to help. >> the flames were raging when the donations began arriving. with them, the fol tears, at times overwhelmed by an avalanche of goodwill. >> translation: it's part of our culture to show solidarity, a response to our needs, our shortages, our way of living. >> there's a lot of work to be done. these lives are not reconstructed overnight. dealing with chile's many recent disasters has been made a little easier by the huge volunteer response.
>> it was last on the moves from 65 million years ago, it has found a home in washington d.c. a tyrannosaurus rex skeleton is part of a dinosaur collection at the smithsonian museum. how do you transport one of the largest ever kahn vors? tom ackerman explains. >> five days after leaving by trucks the 16 crates containing the tyrannosaurus rex arrives add his home, the history museum. >> the rancher who won fame by discovering the fossil in 1988 was as excited by the event as any tourist. >> we thought we were done with the hooray, and now this is welling up and here we go again, and it's just as much fun this time around. >> visitors will be able to watch as the staff unpacks, cata logs, photographs and digitally
scans the bones. once assembled the dinosaur will be mounted, showing the stature that effects its name. the smithsonian had this acquisition as one of the largest t rex fossils, but not as big as the one allowed to get aa. >> this is sue, discovered in south dakota and the star attraction at chicago's field museum, it was bought at auction for $8.3 million. a record sum for a dinosaur and more that the smithsonian could bit. their t rex was found on public land so was free. it will form the centrepiece of an exhibition in 20th. it's part of a major renovation. scientists want people to know
it's more than looking at dusty zones >> there's new species being discovered, it tells about the nature of the planet, climate change, illusion, distinction. >> a sign of their relevance, one loaded on a spacex flight awaiting launch. they'll be compared to microorganisms found on the space station. >> lots more to come on al jazeera. the second and third in line to the british throne visiting australia, but could the constitutional monarchy become a republic before either becomes king. ever wondered who the highest paid athletes in the world are? the answer coming up in sport.
>> welcome back, christian leader are taking their government task over treatment of the poor in u.k. we have this report from south-east england. >> polly aspires to be a business woman and says she never wanted handouts from everyone. she had to close her shop down when her four-year-old daughter became ill. when they got home, they had no food in the rig, and not a penny to buy anything. they had to go cap in hand to the food bank, after raiding her daughter's money jar for a few
copies to buy milk. >> we are nice people, we don't - we are not what people expect. we are not drug addicts, alcoholics. we are not in this situation because we lived this amazing life. it's just the way it is. >> holly lived on the south coast. it's posh with a capital p. the bus kerrs pay jazz. it's the fifth most expensive town, but the food bank has never been bys i don't remember. the government can point to a slew of statistics that stays life is getting better. some of the fastest growth rates forecast. wages up. there's a layer of society, a million deep who can't afford the basics. the trestle trust, with 30,000 volunteers at 400 food banks came up with startling figures
on food bank use. >> in 2010, over 61 thoz asked for respect -- 61,000 asked for emergency rations. that doubled, and the year after tripled, and last year again to nearly a million people. >> many of the families can be an unexpected bill away from being in a crisis. after the incomes stagnated, so, too things will get more positive for many families. >> now, 40 senior anglican bishops to express anger at all this:. >> when i think of jesus and the things that he sfood yore, he talked about the good samar tan, the person joining up the dots with his neighbour. he does what he can for real people, as well as coming out with great ideas of things others want to do for them.
>> a couple of days ago david cameron felt he was continuing jesus work in social change. many in the church feel the government lacked christian values in his treatment from the poor. >> time to catch up with the sport. >> thank you. arsenal's ambitions have been given a boost. the london side is back into the fourth and final champion's league place, coming from behind to beat west ham 3-1 in the english premier league. matt jarvis headed the visitors in the lead. arsenal fought back with two goals. the london club moved above e r everton and were a point behind with a game in hand. >> we know we have to win our games, and hope it keeps up. let's focus on our job and not look too much at everton. if we need that we'll see. at the moment we can do it to win the games.
let's focus on that. >> two games to look forward to - everton plays arsenal in fourth. a win against crystal palace had the club. dorscha through to the finals. 3-0 victory over bayern munich. doski got his 100th goal. and will face bayern or k koterslouten. >> real madrid take on barca lopa in the copa del rey. cristiano ronaldo has a leg injury and missed the last two games. >> translation: we are losing a player of amazing quality, but, as i said, the team reacted well
so far. cristiano's medical leave may mote fate the west. the matches we maid without him have been well played. we made a biggerest. running faster. >> ronaldo is the best footballer, but he and his team-mates do not top the list for highest paid. it wouldn't surprise that the finance department at manchester city headquarters signed the biggest paychecks. the first team is earning nearly $9 million a year. mann city is one of five english premier league sides in the top 20 of the salaries list. chelsea, manchester united, arsenal and liverpool make up the rest. players earn for than $5.7 million. what has been a game challenger is the introduction of
billionaire owners, the likes of chelsea's bramavich, investing big sums of money in the club. the epl is not the only highest paying league, it's the n.b.a., 431 players, with an average of 5 million a year. one of the n.b.a.'s highest paid stars is juan paul. he and his team beat the denver nuggets to stay in contention for the western conference. they racked up the franchise record 57 win with 10 assists and 21 points. it was griffin top storing with 24. 117-105 win, moving to within one game of the second seat. >> the brock line nets are -- brooklyn nets are finals bound,
but suffered a hiccup. 16 points for new york. nicks racking up 199th victory. >> the emmy marlins ended a losing streak and did it in style, miami tlarning the capitals. equally clear. 11-2 victory, the marlins first win over the capital in five meeting. >> st. louis cardinals - miller was the star player. struck out seven and allowed three hits. of a sixth innings, winning 6-1, handing milwaukee a second-straight defeat after a 9-game winning streak. >> bidding will start in two years for the 2024 olympic games. if south africa is to have a chance, the head of the country's racing association has
to do something about african horse sickness. an outbreak led to an e.u. ban. we have this report. >> african horse sickness is a fatal disease. the vet has to ensure the tloro bred is in perfect health before leaving the continent. the e.u. banned the horses. now industry leaders warn that it isn't sorted out. the pid for the 2024 summer olympic games might fail, because no other country will expose the eequipmentrian team to the disease. >> you have to move 400 horses and return them a month later. it's logistical, manageable, but it goes down to what constitutes risk about exporting the virus. we don't believe there is any. >> there is a vaccine for african horse sickness, but it is live.
containing a weakened form of the disease. the ban is putting foreign beers off, so it's quiet at the south african facility. first the horses spend three weeks in quarantine and sent to mauritius and then to their final destination. not only is that double the time it used to take, but double the cost - $25,000 a horse. >> although horse racing is not an olympic sport. the bid will benefit the whole industry, as it will provide the pressure needed to lift the ban. >> they need to sort out the cause. it impacts a lot of breed erts and owners. they spend a lot of money. >> this is one of the few black jockeys, a rising star. his options could flourish if the ban is lifted, so, too,
south africa's chances to be the host of the world's premier sporting event. >> thank you. >> thousands of australians are turning out to welcome britain's prince william and his family. australia is a constitutional monarchy. many say it's time to cut ties to buckingham palace. andrew thomas has more. >> they call this a royal tour, a chance for future mon a to meet their -- mon a to meet their future subjects. the u.k.'s monarch is also australia's. though they won independence, australia is a constitutional monarchy with the king or queen of the u.k. its formal head of state. prince william will become king welcome of australia and baby george, king george here. >> someone to look up to. that's how i was brought up. i want my grandchildren to do the same. >> this is as much about
celebrity as it is about royalty. even so, you won't find many here critical of australia attachment to the monarchy. that attachment is not universally shared. david morris thinks australia should be a republic with its own australian head of state. >> our constitution tells us a baby born on the other side of the world in a palace has to sut above everyone else. that's wrong. >> in 1989 republicans had a chance, a referendum was held whether australia should ditch the monarchy. people voted against change. australia remained a monarchy. elizabeth ii remains australia's queen. the queen's son charles made a trip to australia when william was a baby. charles popularity dropped. he became a man, a husband and father. support for the royal family rose again. opinion polls show a slight but growing majority in favour of
keeping the monarchy. >> should australia be a republic or monarchy? >> monarchy. >> monarchy. >> republic. >> monarchy, of course. >> with celebrities at the helm, the debate is on hold. >> you'd have to say the british royal family has a fabulous pr outfit. we look forward to the day when the british people will warmly welcome an australian head of state to visit britain and promote brand australia. the english couple and their son have 10 address in australia. whether william or george comes back as king will be up to their family's subject on the other side of the world. >> do stay with us on al jazeera. plenty more news in a few minutes, including the latest on rescue efforts in south korea, where a boat capsized with 450 people on
>> a tragedy at sea, a crowded passenger ferry capsize's near south korea. 300 people were thrown into the water. >> russian president vladimir putin warning ukraine is on the brink of civil war while the appearance of heavily armed pro russian military in the east may derail talks. >> in chile, this huge wave of volunteers are helping the