>> you're watching the news hour live from our headquarters in doha. these are our top stories. tears, anger and frustration as rescuers work to find mostly school children still missing in the capsized ferry in south korea. >> russia's president hopes he doesn't have to use military force as kiev tries to contain a pro russian uprising. >> accusations of a genocide,
syria's opposition said the use of barrel bombs is wiping out parts of the countries large evident city. >> china takes on wall street in just a few minutes, its version of twitter going on public offer. is it just a warm up act for a bigger move? >> we begin in south korea where parents are still waiting for any information on their missing children. more than 24 hours after a ferry capsized off the southern coast, rescue across have been working around the clock to find the 300 missing people. 179 people have been rescued, at least nine confirmed dead. bodies of several students arrived at this hospital on thursday. aljazeera reports. >> day two of this operation and rescue crews were in little doubt where most of the missing must be.
for all the boats and helicopters, all the divers, just getting access to the upturned ferry, let alone locating anyone inside remains an enormous challenge. fast, swirling currents, poor visibility and the depth of the access points has made for slow progress, something the president expressed concern about during an unannounced visit to the site. the parents have been through so much and this ordeal is becoming more grueling. you're just repeating what they are saying on the news one woman tells officials. they say there have been too few dives, time is running out for their children, frustration fueled by unverified reports of text messages and facebook posts coming from inside the ferry. >> we think 60-70 people are still alive, but when we talk to them, they just worry about whose job it is. they keep passing it on to someone else. >> many parents on this dock stood judgeville last night and now through another long, awful
day. what they want of course is whatsoever authorities haven't provided, real news of their loved once. investigators are trying to determine what caused the disaster. police are also questioning the captain. local media say he left the ship even while its. address system was telling passenger to say stay put. scores of parents were returning from a trip to see for themselves the rescue efforts at sea, the huge response to a national tragedy. >> amateur video footage emerged of passengers onboard the ship as it began to sink. a crew member can be heard telling everyone to stay put. >> do not move from where you are now. don't move, because it's more dangerous if you move.
>> the rescue operation is happening. the weather conditions have hampered rescue operations. bring us up to speed with what's been happening and is there still hope of finding survivors? >> there is still hope. the police here say that they are still confident they will find survivors, which is why they've been pumping oxygen into part of the exposed hull of the boat. overall, it has been a day of frustration for the search teams and despair for those with loved ones who are still missing. the reason it's been a frustrating day for the search teams is that the weather here has been terrible today. we've had very strong currents and swirling ties and very low visibility. this means that the divers were not able to get into the boat, as they had hoped and they made six or seven attempts to do so
and had to pull back. none of that is going to temper the anger of the families of those people still unaccounted for. their grief is very palpable, just 300 meters away from here. they've been gathering owl day and all night waiting for any news whatsoever, clinging to any hope, and their grief is in many ways as hard to watch as it is for them to endure. what they want is answers, what they want is for more certain teams to get out there. what they can't understand is that the government seems to be doing its best, and can't do anymore because of the way the weather has been. no matter how much it throws at this particular rescue operation, we have 500 divers, 170 vessels, 29 helicopters, all of that can come unstuck with the elements are against you. today, the elements certainly
have been. the president came to see what was happening in the search area, and also to speak to some of the survivors, as well as those who's loved ones are still unaccounted for. she said and she was quite animate, that those who are responsible for what happened, if someone is found to be responsible for what happened, they will be severely punished. the government has set up a huge coordinating committee involving 11 government departments, and they're going to be meeting twice every day and it's another indication that south korea is throwing everything it can at this rescue operation. they still believe they will find survivors, but i think in many cases, that is perhaps now for lorne hope. >> thank you for that update. >> world powers are meeting in geneva to discuss the crisis in
eastern ukraine. foreign ministers from rauch is that, united states, european union and ukraine are gathering for the first time since the crisis began. the fall of president viktor yanukovych has led to tense relations between the u.s. and russia. russia is pushing for federalization to give eastern regions more power. the west says that will lead to rule of law from moscow. if relations deteriorate, the e.u. and united states could issue more sanctions against russia, but that will hurt all sides if moscow retall yates. it could do that by what holding gas as europe's main supplier. all the while, thousands of russian troops are in ukraine's eastern border. let's go live to the talks in geneva. it's the first time these parties are meeting since the
crisis began. what has come out of the talks so far and any optimism, hope that there could be a deescalation in this crisis? >> we are waiting for them to come out. no official comment yet. the mood here has not been very hopeful for solution. the statements made by officials on both sides in the run up to these first-ever talks to addressing the crisis have been pretty negative. i think it would be considered a success if they even agree to talk again, given that sanctions, renewed sanctions, toughened sanctions on the table. russia wants a federalization, ukraine has been saying it's not up for russia to determine the political life in that country. the united states has been saying this meeting of the four sides is an opportunity for russia to deescalate.
president putin where he talks to people across russia and now crimea, has been saying the military option is still on the table. it doesn't sound like the deescalation looked for. we'll just basically see what the diplomats say in the minutes and hours to come, but the expect is as pretty low. >> we are expecting to hear from the u.s. envoy, as well as the russian foreign minister. nick, we are talking about sanctions, as well, there's all right a round of sanctions against russia for the u.s. as well as the e.u., threatening tougher sanctions. >> they're called level three sanctions. there are already sanctions in place which target members of the russian president's entourage, the political structure at the kremlin, people seen as decision makers in the deannexation of crimea as well
as some crimean officials, the e.u. has similar sanctions in place and also asset freezes, money that may be held by those people in banks in the west. the next round of sanctions that are being discussed that are perhaps going to be applied as of friday by the united states or announced would be level three, targeting the oil and gas sector in russia, which of course is responsible for the nation's wealth in a nutshell, the lions share of the budget. the president is struggling with the economy minister saying growth is schedule would to drop from 2.5 to 0% just because of the situation with ukraine. these are always a lose-lose proposition, not just because russia may retaliate, because you have russian firms which have big investment in russia which may lose even if there is
less retaliation. sanctions need to be agreed in the e.u., some of against it. we are looking to the united states for new sanctions if there are to be any, but the mood here is sanctions may be needed to get russia to move the direction the west would like. >> of course we'll be going back to geneva as soon as we hear from the u.s. secretary of state john kerry as well as the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov, expected to speak within the next few minutes. as this meeting is happening, we heard about russia's position from the russian penalty himself, vladimir putin. he held his annual question and answer session and said he hoped russian troops wouldn't be sent into eastern ukraine and called for free and fair elections to secure the rights of russian speaking minorities. >> we are hearing now calls on people in the southeast to lay down their arms. i'm telling my partners that this is a right and wonderful call, but then also drive the
army away from the civilian population, too. they are completely out of their mind. i see on t.v. tanks, armored personnel carriers, even cannons they are bringing there. who are you bringing cannons against, are you totally out of your mind? >> peter joining us live from moscow. >> putin lashing out at ukrainian government, tell us about his message to the ukrainians. >> this was a four hour marathon address directed mainly at the people of russia, but also with a significant message to the west. he was asked whether he had any intention of deploying the estimated 40,000 troops that are poised on ukraine's eastern border, moving them, ordering them into eastern ukraine. he said we did send troops into crimea, but the people were 100% behind that in eastern ukraine,
maybe it's 50-50. he did remind the west, this is an important line out of this whole four hours. he saidive got the backing of the upper house of parliament in moscow. i've been given permission, a unanimous vote by this body for me to be able to use the troops, send the troops in if i felt that the russian speaking minority in eastern ukraine was under threat. now, that is a direct change of tact from when he addressed the kremlin two days after the referendum in the crimea. without being asked my questions, as part of his speech, he said we have no more interest in ukraine. now here he seems to be staying, look, i still hold the option for this, i've been given this by parliament, a nan house vote and i can act on it. he did at, he said i hope i don't have to use that permission. >> peter, thank you very much. live for us in moscow. ukraine's interim prime minister
rejected president putin's comments, accusing russia of destabilizing eastern parts of the country. the latest violence killed three at a base in mariupol wednesday night. the interim government described them as armed criminals. it's the third day of a military operation to restore order in the region. >> moving on to other world news, it's been a week of chaos in nigeria. mondays bomb blast outside the capitol killed more than 75. followed by the kidnapping of 129 girls from their school. the following day, another attack killed more than 20 people. there is still confusion over what happened to the school girls. the military said it has rescued most, but the school principal denies this. joining us now is a nigerian
minister of national planning. he is live from the capitol. thank you very much for being on aljazeera. a lot of confusion about the fate of these school girls. can you tell us first if they have been rescued or not. >> thank you very much. yes, fortunately, we have that incident in burma state, 121 students were abducted. 129 were abducted, but 121 were rescued by the military, and other security personnel that operated in that area. eight are still missing, but the government is doing everything possible to make sure that the remaining eight girls are rescued and also brought back. this is confirmed by the governor of the state, and we are working with the state, the
governor is working the government is working through the military to make sure other -- >> i'm sorry to interrupt you, just to clarify. you say 121 school girls have been rescued by the military, but the school principal said the vast majority of the girls are still missing, their parents say that many of them are still missing. you know, with no civil rights organization or media allowed to report in that area, it's very difficult to go by just what the nigeria military is saying. >> you see, as the government and as people, we are supposed to have confidence in the people that are on the field. they have reported to us that the military, that they have rescued these students. we're very happy -- >> how come their parents don't know where they are if they've been rescued? why are their parents saying that they're still missing? >> well, i don't know where they
got the information, but the information we have, which is confirmed by the state governor there is the same information that i'm giving you, and i believe by the end of the day, or in the next couple of hours, i'm sure you'll report what i'm telling you is correct. >> in the meantime, these girls have not been reunited with their parents. the group blamed for the abduction, it is it. >> incredible how girls cab taken where nigerian soldiers were deployed to provide extra security. how could this happen? >> yeah, you see, what they have done is to come over the city or village where the students were and in the process of doing that they have crafted corrupted what they have done. they have done what they wanted to do because they are terrorists. they always have a way and means of getting over and doing thoria
truest cities. i assure you that the government is working hard by the day to counter everything they are doing, and we are succeeding because we have rescued these girls and making efforts all over the country that this issue will not be repeated again. the government is doing what it can and we will continue to do the best we can. >> you say you're succeeding but the events on the ground say the contrary. i mean, for the first time, that bombing, you say the activities are confined to only one part of the country, but that's not the case, there are attacks daily in nigeria. how can your government claim to be succeeding when we are seeing daily attacks against civilians? >> i'm sure i didn't say this is confined to only one state in
the country. what i said, if you look at the way and manner it's been for a couple of years back and the level of the location they are operating now, if you look at that, we are working very hard to make sure that even in the locality they are operating, that is where they are operate most in the northern part of the country, the government is making all efforts to make sure that that is hand p.m. the president visit said the site, he economist rated with them and we are getting the support of all nigerian it is, especially now after this attack. it is a challenge. we have never said it is not a challenge, but we are working. i just want to show that the
world economy forum coming up, this is an area that we work to showcase nigeria, security will be fully in place and i showed the delegates coming that the lives and security of all the delegates has been guaranteed by the government and we are working hard on that. >> it's important that security is gun attitude for the world economic forum, but also for civilians who are confronted daily to these attacks. >> certainly. >> thank you for speaking to us. >> definitely. >> afghan interpreters father for their lives and the british government won't give asylum. >> one restaurant lifting the veil off a labor market that is not so female friendly.
>> syrias opposition accuses the government of genocide in aleppo, dropping barrel bombs. activists say more than 1,000 people have been killed since december. we have more on the syria-turkey border. >> the bombs have a devastating affect. the rebel held area east of aleppo has been targeted by barrel bombs. syrian helicopters drop them almost on a daily basis on civilian areas. this has forced tens of thousands to leave. >> there is a large exodus due to the bombardment. there are less doctors.
those who stayed got used to the bombing. it has become routine and people got used to this life. >> many who didn't want to live that way fled. tens of thousands crossed into the government-controlled west of the city or further north to turkey. this used to be one of the busiest neighborhoods in aleppo city. like many areas controlled by the opposition, it is almost deserted. those who stay behind struggle to stay alive. >> you cannot envy our situation and the reason is coming from the sky. people can no longer feel safe and cannot protect themselves. >> the barrel bombs are not precise weapons, so they hit indiscriminately. they are cheap to make, oil drums filled with explosives and shrapnel. activists say more than 1,000 people have been killed in barrel bomb attacks. >> the syrian national coalition, the main political
opposition in excile said what is happening in syria's largest city is genocide. it has asked the united states to take what is called an appropriate response, but so far, the use of barrel bombs has only drawn condemnation. >> some syrians started a social media campaign to show the world how serious the situation is. >> we want the world to listen to us. our people in aleppo are dying and being killed by assad's regime. until now, no one wants -- we could make then listen to us. >> apart from receiving messages of support, the save aleppo campaign has done little to end the suffering. life may go on in this city, which has been at war for almost two years. the barrel bomb campaign hasn't shifted the balance of power. the government may hope to create division between the people and the rebels. aljazeera. >> the syrian parliament set the
date of june to hold elections. >> more than--the 77-year-old arrived in a polling station in a wheelchair hopeful of securing a fourth term. we have more. >> the algerian election's most likely winner in a wheelchair comes to cast his ballot at a polling station. the incumbent president is 77 years old. after serving three materials in office since 1999, he's seeking a fourth one. his appearance in this manner is seen in two ways, his supporters say he is fine and in control of his mental capacities, while opponents insist he is terminally ill and shouldn't run for the highest offers. a leader of the movement has led
since independence, ruled with an iron 50 with the backing of the army. that has started to change. for the first time, a serious rival is gaining support amongst members of the military and the ruling party. >> former prime minister gained popular backing years ago when he resigned as justice minister over what he considered corrupt processes. many saw him as a potential reformer. because he is a member of the ruling party, some are concerned he maybe only a continuation of the current system. >> this election will not lead to a change of government or political debate. it is a problem that leads to other big problems. >> it is a producer of oil and natural gas in africa, but decades of war hurt economic growth and welfare.
poverty, and lack of freedom threaten stability. some opposition parties are boy catting the election. >> we're boy catting because we don't want to give legitimacy to this masquerade that has nothing to do with the interests of the people. >> they have eluded the chaos of the egyptian spring. some say he has clung to power too long. they believe he's too old and ill to govern. aljazeera. >> there's much more on the elections in algeria on our website including a time line of the evolution. we look at power struggles that have shaped modern history. just click on the middle east section on our website. >> aljazeera continues to demand the immediate release of its journalists imprisoned in egypt. they are falsely accused of providing a platform to the
outlawed muslim brotherhood. they have been behind bars for 110 days. the case has been adjourned until later no month. the fourth aljazeera journalist in detention has been held without style since last august and has been on hunger strike. aljazeera rejects all the accusations. >> we hope the forest fires in chile, we are into the dry season, so there is a real risk still. this is what you see, as we get into april, we are starting to see rainfall increase but at the moment are looking at rather dry conditions. this does pose the threat across the region, so the firefighters there are keeping a close eye on things, trying to keep things damp because there's always a
risk of the fire breaking out again. there are issues with pollution across valparaiso on towards santiago generally. it is an issue in the coming days and certainly no sign of any rainfall to come across the region. there is sign of rainfall across other parts of the world where we have had dry weather in recent days for western europe. it's been far and clear, contrasting further towards the southeast with rain. you can see that area of cloud and rain across much of germany extending down towards france, and that will work its way further towards the west over the weekend. the wind is off the cold north sea. just 11 degrees as a high in london. even further south, you see the influence of that cold wind on paris with a maximum of 14 degrees. you've got to get south toward madrid before you start to see
brighter, warmer weather. you've still got the area of cloud and rain across the balkan region. it extends into turkey and greece, that circulation keeping things unsettled. that extends to the other side of the mediterranean across libya, unsettled conditions here, though it should remain largely dry across the region. >> still ahead on the news our, china's most popular blogging site goes public on the nasdaq. >> thousands rally to mark prisoners day. >> the final day of the nba regular season wraps up. we'll have action in sports, also a look ahead to the playoffs. do stay with us.
this. >> do not move from where you are now. don't move, because it's more dangerous if you move. >> amateur video footage emerged of passengers onboard the ferry as it began to sink. 14 now confirmed dead and nearly 300 still missing. >> more now on that ferry sinking. john is a marine salvage expert. he said there will be air pockets, but difficult for survivors to find. >> the weather is not particularly good on the surface, but more importantly, there are strong currents underwater, limiting the diving. once they get into the hull, they're got these darkened corridors and cabins to inspect. it's really a horrendous job to
do. there will be air pockets in the hole. that's almost inevitable. the real issue is whether they are accessible to those remaining onboard, and i would have serious doubts if anyone got injured got to air pockets. if they did, it would be nothing short of a miracle. >> china's version of twitter will be valid at $6.3 billion, lower than previously expected for the services debut on the nasdaq. since launching in 2009, the service has attracted 600 million users. we have more rom hong kong. >> >> it is chinese for micro block
when launched five years ago, it change the the way news is spread in chinese media environment with protests and grievances against government officials aired on its it a. today it's highly monitored by the chinese government and engages in its own self censorship. >> everything is very con strained and people from outside who are going to use weibo as they are launching it publicly outside are going to try to educate people inside of china. >> finding how many people actually use weibo is difficult, because marketing companies generate millions of zombie accounts. only 10 million users generate 90% of messages. >> it's a platform for people to express themselves. >> yeah, easy to keep up today with news in china.
it's good wood, useful. >> ironically, it is launching in the united states because under chinese rules, the company cannot float if it hasn't turned a profit. >> people who for the internet retail company amazon in germany who work for the company amazon having on strike in germany, got second strike by staff this year who want higher wages in line with the mail order sector. amazon considers its warehouse staff as logistics workers and says their pay is above average. the workers union warned of more strikes if no response to demands. >> at least two afghan interpreters working for nato forces have been murdered by the taliban. several thousand interpreters who worry they will face the same fate are trying to claim asylum in the britain or u.s. but not being given the help they are asking for. we report from kabul.
>> branded as spice by the taliban and in fear for their lives, they want asylum in the united king bottom. the british government would prefer they would say here. >> it was like hell, because we were going on the ground, we were facing taliban, even though we were not trained. the head of the british forces, the fact that i joined the british forces, i thought i could help my country, because i knew english. that's why nobody else was happy to come and do interpretation. >> this man interpreted for the british military, then his family got a warning letter from the taliban. >> written warning is the last warning. after that, they will come to your home and they will kill all your family. >> more than 20 afghan
interpreters are thought to have died serving alongside british troops. despite the risks, the british government has been reluctant to provide blanket asylum for all those who worked at interpreters. >> the british government offered resettlement for workers working for the british government. others were offered local training or redundancy. the 2012 date is when britain's prime minister announced the troop draw down from afghanistan. those that left before that don't qualify. the interpreters say such a cut off is irrelevant to the taliban. >> rwanda's u.n. ambassador said a resolution needs to be followed with action. >> the ho risk sins coming from the central africa, require i
can't, south sudan, where in some cases, will convince many that the u.n. is still grappling to match its principles on the ground and that it still has a long way to go. >> the legacy is still felt in a rwanda and society. t.v. and radio programs were used to in site violence and many still remain suspicious of the media. we have more from the rwandan capitol. >> of the small message tell, journalists are preparing for the main news bulletin of the day. this is rwanda's first and only private television station. it's just a year old, and still faces challenges. >> we started in february, 2013, only three people on the staff,
only three people, so most of our staff learn by doing. they learn by practicing. >> until recently, private media was almost unheard of in rwanda and there's a good reason for that. many believe that media was complicit in the 1994 genocide in which at least 800,000 people were killed. the incitement to genocide with many guided to victims. it's a perception for which journalists here continue to pay a heavy price. >> with that history, there still remains suspicion, the suspicion and depends on us in the industry how we can evolve ourselves and do the confidence and the trust.
>> the most prominent hate media outlet in rwanda then was a private radio station. it was published in 1993 the radio station called for a final war to exterminate the cockroaches, a term used for the skutsis. >> to me, it was a golden chance to work with people that have gone through an experience that i try to comprehend every day. >> a pretty dent was set in international law, the first time it was considered a type of
genocidal crime. >> in venezuela, demonstrators marched barefoot against the shortage of basic goods and high costs of living. it's the latest anti-government pro test in the capitol caracas which has seen months of sometimes violent demonstrations. for two weeks, president nicolas maduro's government has been trying to find ways to stop the unrest. >> last week, we brought you the story of people deported by the u.s. government, despite the fact that they may be american citizens. on saturday, this man was deported to mexico. we caught up with him in nogales.
>> he is afraid to stand still. back in mexico, he's wary of kidnapping gangs and corrupt police. he had to pay them $10 to leave him alone. he wanders the streets of nogales with no friends or family. at the age of 40, he's forced to start over again. >> i'm real depressed, stressing. >> this is the sixth time he has been deported. he says he's a u.s. citizen. in 2008, he convinced a federal criminal court that he had a right to be in the united states, but an immigration judge said he hasn't proved he's a citizen and with a criminal record including domestic violence, drug possession and burglary, deporting him was a priority. he is one of 2 million people deported under president obama.
>> she says the u.s. government has a clear strategy for people like him. >> to make it so hard that that suffering eventually gets to you bow down and break and then say i can't do it anymore. >> that strategy may be working. for the first time, he is questioning whether to cross back, knowing it will likely mean more jail time. deportees are dropped off in this border city every day. >> migrants come to places like this looking for basic services, showers, to make phone calls, or just eat a meal, but other than those extremely basic things, they are not given much support here to start their lives over. >> he needs help, so asks to borrow a phone. nearly out of money, he called his sister in the u.s. she wired him $100. just enough for a short trip to
the coast. he's heard there are more jobs on the beach than in the desert. >> i would like to cross back, but i don't want to do time. i don't want to go to jail no more. >> unsure where he'll end up, he still dreams of somehow being allowed to go home, a dream he now knows may never come true. aljazeera, nogales, mexico. >> palestinian president met israel politicians to discuss a possible extension of the peace talks. the process is due to expire at the end of this month. he will agree to extension if israeli releases 26 palestinian prisoners and stops settlement activity in the occupied west bank. >> the issue of prisoner release has been a sticking point for the palestinians. thousands rallied across the occupied territories to call for the immediate release of
prisoners in israel jail. these protests mark prisoners day every year. 8,000 prisoners are in jail, 183 of them minors. >> i still hope for the release of my son. i'm hopeful because i have faith in the palestinian leadership. >> peace without the release of prisoners does not make sense. israel should release the prisoners before signing a peace agreement. it's a prerequisite. >> palestinian christians say israeli's security measures are preventing them from accessing one of christianty's hole site, the church is the place of jesus crucifixion and resurrection. >> this is a violation of the
freedom of worship. the international law protects the right of worship and access to holy places, but not here. christian worshipers who have been in jerusalem for thousands of years cannot reach the church and the christians hope to celebrate holy saturday. >> to saudi arabia, a restaurant has become a symbol for women's rights in the kingdom. most who work in the restaurant are women. this is unique where women's roles are restricted. the owner says he wants to empower women in his community. >> we wanted the restaurant to have women work here. all the cooks are skilled chefs and also women. >> thank god, there is an acceptance from customers as we are saudi workers. this motivates us to do better. >> ahead on the news hour.
of friday morning. the newest piece of silverware, the 19th win in the domestic spanish cup competition. the early final. >> the stakes couldn't be higher, spain's two biggest sides, real madrid drew first blood. latching on to the pass to make it 1-0. they could have gone two up after the break only to miss the chance. real strikes back with an unlikely hero. one all, five minutes left, extra time looked certain but this happened. the world's most expensive player scoring a brilliant solo goal to make it 2-1.
it certainly put a smile on rinaldo's face. it was nearly wiped away minutes later, a glorious chance blown, final score 2-1 for real. >> all i can say, really is that i'd like to congratulate my footballers. the atmosphere was spectacular. it was fantastic. also barcelona fans, it was an amazing game on the pitch and great spectacle in the stands. >> this is real's 19th copper. they won't party long as they chase a rare treble. aljazeera. >> it was a dramatic night in the english premier league, manchester city lost ground in the title race after held to a draw at home. sunderland's result leaves them six points behind. didn't get off to a great start. the lead in the second minute, but that seemed to spring
sunderland into life, activating several good chances before equalized. with two minutes left to go, sunderland goalkeeper dumbbelled a shot to make the final 2-2. >> we must try to win the game and at the end of the season, we see which team has more points. maybe in this moment, there is a better chance than i had seen, because we are in different position, but we still fight until the last game. >> edmonton's hopes took a dent after a shock at the crystal palace. the result leaves them in fifth.
>> if you would have looked at it last weekend, it is a disappointment. if you look at it as the start of the season, it is a magnificent season, this is a unique challenge and unique opportunity, so we're excited from that point of view. the way we finished the second half gives me a great encouragement to make sure that we turn the corner, if you want, on sunday. >> without their effort and commitment and a buy-in to what we are trying to do, we wouldn't have achieved it. your players have got to buy into what you've got to do. >> the regular season has come to an end in the nba. the trailblazers head into the postseason after beating the los angeles clippers with blake griffin suspended.
took full advantage to seal a fifth straight win. coming off the burge to bag 23 points and 10 rebounds, 110-104. >> despite the loss, the clips secure the western conference's third seat, facing the golden state warriors and in terms of the rest of the playoff picture, portland get the rockets. the memphis the number one seed, san antonio have a texan showdown against dallas. in the east, number one seeds indiana take on atlanta while the champions miami have lebron james ravining them earlier this season. chicago face washington. those playoffs start on saturday. >> in the nhl, the canadiens beat the tampa bay lightning. the anaheim ducks opened their
postseason campaign with a win, beating the dallas stars 4-3. anderson making 32 saves in his playoff debut. a goal and assist in this game, the second one of the best of seven series takes place in california friday. >> the metro pal tan division champions penguins came from behind to beat the blue jackets. their series is on saturday. >> roger federer through to the last eight of the monte carlo masters, the swiss beat to get their french man back to win. nadal won his last 16 matches and burdick against lopez. plenty of sport on later. thanks for watching, i'm back later.
>> 1964, the ford mustang hit american highways inspiring a generation of car lovers along the way. it was fords answer to european sports car of the era. fifty years later, it's still as popular as ever. rob took it for a spin in los angeles. >> coming april 17, the unexpected, the new ford mustang. brilliant new kind of car. >> the fast and stylish roadster cruised into pop tolture and inspired car love the in millions of red blooded american males. 82-year-old jim has been selling and restoring mustangs for 45 years.
>> what has the mustang meant to you in your life? >> 45 years worth of pleasure. i've been retired, basically for 45 years. working on mustangs. >> we pointed out one slight design flaw. >> the back seat is a little too small to make out in. >> well. [ laughter ] >> depends on how bad you want to make out. >> over the years, the mustang has been very good to ford. the company has sold more than 9 million. >> i think the enduring appeal goes back to when we launched it in 1964 and 1965. it was a sense of optimism in america at that time, a sense of freedom and it really captured for that generation that feeling, not only in the u.s., but around the world. >> proving that the mustang mystique is alive and well, hundreds set out from los angeles for a mustangs across america tour.
>> it's the mustang experience, you feel the road, everyone knows it's a mustang, and it's american. >> mustang is unique to america. >> the car may be uniquely american, but love for it is international. these guys came all the way from slovakia. >> what does mustang mean to you guys? >> it is legend. >> here's a tip. if you're driving your mustang cross country, always take along a kid to wax and polish. ford is throwing a big birthday bash for its now middle age baby in, where else, las vegas, so that's where we're heading right now. rob reynolds, aljazeera on the road to vegas in a mustang. >> we'll have the latest in geneva where talks are underway to try to find a solution to the
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