[music] >> hello, welcome to the news hour. james dutton in doha. coming up in the program. determined to defeat the islamic state group, john kerry visits iraq as the u.s. prepares to unveil it's strategy. a new man at the top of syria's powerful rebel group after the previous leader is killed in an explosion. more clashes in yemen as police try to disperse anti-government protesters and one man is killed. a blow to the yes campaign for scottish independence, the
latest poll shows 53% will vote no. >> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in baghdad where he met iraq's prime minister haider al abadi. president barack obama is expected to announce a new strategy against the islamic state fighters in iraq. king a abdullah is holding a coalition that includes nine mostly european countries as well as the u.s. john kerry has announced $48 million in additional u.s. aid to help iraqis forced from their homes by the fighting. he's praised the creation of iraq's new government and said more must be done to give stability back to the country. >> obviously the hard work is very far from over. we all know that.
in many ways it's just beginning. establishing a government doesn't mean a lot if it is not able to governor effectively or doesn't governor inclusively. and it particularly needs to governor inclusively in order to represent the interests of all the iraqi people. >> we talk with john hedron who joins us from erbil. what do iraqi politicians want from this trip? >> reporter: i think iraqi politicians are looking for significant american help in this effort to battlis battle islamic state. they're looking for more. they're looking for things like training of iraqi troops, intelligence reports from the americans, and also looking fo
for--they're looking for diplomatic assistance. john kerry is clearly promising those things but it's all conditional. this is help that the americans are willing to offer as long as the new iraqi government, which is now 48 hours old under haider al abadi, as long as that government was "s" willing to be non-sectarian and include positions for the kurdish bloc, the shia bloc and sunni bloc, john kerry is say going to iraq can avoid the sectarian path in the future the u.s. is all in. the fact is really the u.s. has such a state in iraq that while it is pressuring all parties to participate it has almost no choice, jane, but to continue down this path. >> how are they going to keep the peshmerga on side? >> reporter: well, the
kurds--the peshmerga in particular are looking for weapons. they want artillery and tanks and they say they're not getting that so far. that's a little dicey because the baghdad government is concerned about overarming the north, who has been talking about independence. nevertheless, if the kurds can get that, they'll be happy. meanwhile they all want the things that all the iraqi forces want, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and training as we talked earlier, and the kurds want from the iraqi government more participation. they say they're under represented in the new cabinet, which is still being formed. as the americans are asking for participation from all the various groups in iraq, so are the kurds, so are the sunnies and the shia bloc. >> i don't know if you've had a
chance to get on the streets and talk to people who are not politicians and who are involved in the fighting. are they excited? could they feel that the i.s. group could be successfully tackled? >> reporter: well, you have two views on the americans. obviously the american participation in iraq has concerned a lot of people. the entrance of the u.s. angered a lot of people in the war, and of course the exit left a power vacuum that allowed this--well, that helped contribute to isis or the islamic state group, rather, coming in and capturing vast swaths of iraq. people are unhappy about that. they don't always give the u.s. credit having the airstrikes making a difference. but yo the new prime minister, haider al abadi, has reached
out to the arab league and said its time for a new chapter in iraqi-arab relations. >> let's get the view why washington, d.c. let's watch from the u.s. institute of peace. i wonder how you're viewing what's happening there at the moment, and what you sigh as the u.s. strategy unfolding? >> reporter: i think that we've been seeing particularly with the emergence of isis in northern iraq is something that has caused a lot of concern. the biggest perspective that we have is that it really isn't just something that is contained in iraq borders but is an issue in a region at large. particularly with the syrian conflict. over all the ideology that isis has been age to build on and have traction is something that has existed in the region for a while and continues to reincarnate itself. as a result it needs to be addressed from the root causes. that's not a military
intervention but really looks towards political solutions that fill the vacuum that condition to arise across the region but particularly in iraq. >> we're waiting for barack obama to outline his strategy, but he did put a call in to the saudi arabian leaders. are they part of this? >> reporter: if you look at qatar, saudi arabia, they're all important to having an unified voice against the ex-lambic extremism that the islamic state is using in terms of their rhetorical base. but at the same time an important part of the strategy is to target any funding sources. again really being able to pull in the gulf as part of that strategy. saudi arabia is one of the countries that needs to be addressed, but over all really targeting them on different levels i think it's essential from the perspective of contai
containing it. >> are you saying the enthusiasm for i.s. fighters and ideology suggests there is something fundamentally wrong in this region, the fact that they are so popular? >> reporter: i won't say that they're popular. i will say that their message has traction because there is a vacuum of power and there is a sense of helplessness. the majority of people, particularly the people who have to interact with them on an daily basis strongly oppose the ideology. the reality is that it has traction. the reality is ice lambic state, isis, came in around 2006. this is something that is not necessarily new to the region, finding its way to r reincarnate itself and that's what we need to address. what are the vacuums that creates these types of extremism, and how do we make sure that in defeating isis that we create something worse. that's the trend that we've seen
in the last ten years. >> good talking to you. more anti-government protests in yemen where troops in police are fighting on civilians, fighting south of sanaa, where the government is preventing the houthi rebels from reaching the capitol. >> reporter: this is where the injured protesters are being treated. they're victims of the fighting happening near the prime minister's office on tuesday. >> a gunshot in different sites, lower limbs, upper limbs. there is one case where- where-- >> reporter: houthi rebels say that the army and police intentionally fired on civilians. >> before the peaceful demonstration we were carrying it in our hands. suddenly they began open firing on us without warning. the soldiers were all covering
their faces. >> reporter: at least 20 protesters were admitted to this hospital. their relatives want justice for what they describe as police brutality. this is where the clashes took place. the security forces banish to break up the protest but still insist they did not open fire on the demonstrators. >> reporter: a cameraman who works for a television channel run by the shia houthies. suddenly they started opening fire. i started filming. then a soldier shot me in the test. >> reporter: angry houthi fighters attack the base. they were planning to join the protesters but were stopped at this checkpoint. this area can be a front line fighting between the army and the rebels spread across the capitol. al jazeera, sanaa. >> 25 libyan soldiers are reportedly missing in the
eastern city of bengahzi. the commander in the army is reporting that they may have been taken after attacks by fighters on check points on tuesday. they were attacked by an alliance calling itself who control large parts of libya's second largest city. still to come, the man who helps victims in pakistan and who is wanted in both india and the united states. israel is accused of trying to evict african asylum seekers. and ebola has spread through africa. we will hear from the head of the african football confederation on how it is affecting the sport. >> one of syria's biggest rebel groups say they have picked a new leader. this comes a new day after the leader has killed. the group has been fighting both bashar al-assad's government
and the islamic state group. the new leader has called on his fighters to stay united and to keep on fighting. >> if one of us is killed, there are a lot of us still there. you are the only and one true men. don't feel despair. life is not our target as allah is our target, and meeting allah is the real target. for allah we help the needy and the vulnerable, and we fight every tyrant until the last day of our lives. [ explosion ] >> syrian actives say government warplanes have dropped bombs on islamic state targets. eight people have been killed. most of the city is controlled by the islamic state which also controls large areas of neighboring iraq. several refugees crossing the border to lebanon are facing intimidation. they want them to leave because
they're afraid of fighting amongst the newcomers. >> mohammed walks around the remains of what used to be her home. all she wanted was security, she said. the mother of five describes how lebanese men drove by, shot at the refugee camp. through rocks and threatened to burn the camp as the 600 refugees who lived here didn't pack their things and go away. so the refugees packed their tents, their water tanks and what little they had and went on the road. it's not safe for us any more. neither amongst the sunnies nor shias. we have nowhere to go. >> thousands of refugees are on the run again. this time in lebanon. they escaped the violence in syria looking for safety here. but now they're being ordered to leave by their lebanese hosts. all over lebanon there are similar scenes.
what sparked the backlash against syrian refugees are the kidnappings of lebanese soldiers and police officers by syrian fighters. the kidnapping happened in the town after the syrian fighters took control of the lebanese border town for five days. the soldiers' families have started a campaign to get them released. here a sit-in in the capitol. what happened in highlights and intensifies dormant hostile ities against the growing number of refugee in lebanon. with so many lebanese blaming the syrian refugees for sectarian an and criminal problems. >> reporter: there are calls to close the borders. >> we can't tell who is who. if they're refugees or militants hiding amongst them.
just like al nusra. they use them as human shields. i want them to leave. but you feel bad for the women and children. it's not their fault. >> reporter: like this family with seven children. >> i'm left with no choice but to go back to syria despite the violence there. it is probably safer throug there now than here. >> reporter: many have criticized the violence against the refugees. >> what are we guilty with? it's not fair. look at our children. it's not fair. a criminal is a criminal. but we have nothing to do with these criminals. we just don't. >> reporter: al jazeera, beirut. >> australia's prime minister toney an bet has met the parents of al jazeera journalist peter gresta. he attended a press event where
the prime minister was speaking. he said he has spoken with the egyptian president and he will keep up the pressure for their son's release. greste along with other al jazeera journalists have been detained in egypt for 256 days. they're accused of aiding the muslim brotherhood. they're appealing their conviction. al jazeera continues to demand their release. israel is under fire for its treatment of african asylum seekers. human rights watchers released a report entitled make their lives miserable. >> reporter: well over 50,000 africans travel through the sinai over this border into israel. the impenetrable barrier erected to stop any more is one aspect of israeli policy in dealing with the issue.
then the government began arrests refugees and holding them in this prison in the negev desert until the supreme court ruled this illegal and unconstitutional. so the authorities began to use the word detained rather than arrest, and built what they called the detention center a short distance from the prison. refugees can come and go but have to be present for three roll calls a day. in june this year angered at the conditions they were living in and the life of indefinite detention some 1,000 refugees began to march back to the egyptian border. >> let them kill news africa. it is better than staying in israel. every day you get persecution from the public, from the government officials. >> reporter: on this occasion the marchers were turned back by israeli police. but human rights watch argues that the harsh conditions are intentionally designed to get refugees to leave israel voluntarily.
and it's report confirms what refugees have been saying at protest rallies. 80% of refugees worldwide were granted political asylum. 60% sudan knee sudanese. the figure in israel is 002%. that the refugees have taken their protests outside of israel parliament as well. officials refuse to be interviewed on the human rights report but gave this statement. israel is working in accordance with the law, it says, and in an appropriate and proportional manner in order to deal with the phenomenon of illegal infiltrators. so far the law has been largely on the side of the refugees. the supreme court has been ruled that the arrest is illegal and holding them in prison is
unconstitutional. the court is now considering where the holding refugee in detention centers is against their basic rights. and questions lack of effort. the fate of african averages in israel no longer in the hands of the government but in those of the supreme court. mike hanna, west jerusalem. >> the man who brought ebola to senegal has recovered. he arrived last month. no other cases have been confi confirmed in senegal, but many are being monitored. we have the latest from the capitol. >> reporter: the man is still in this hospital. with him dozens of others who have come in contact with him are under strict medical supervision. like others who have recovered from the ebola virus he has strong immunity from the virus. but doctors are not suffering him yet.
they say he suffers from severe psychological trauma. trauma for having the virus itself, and having so many relatives, his mother, brothers, and sisters die from the virus. but he has provoked so much public outrage for having brought in the disease. this young man came in to the country knowing he had owe bow ebola, and the likely option is he'll be deported back to his home country in guinea, where the outrange continues to spread. >> there has been no let up in the heavy rain causing chaos in indian kashmir. 400,000 people are trapped by floodwaters. thousands of military personnel are now part of a full scale operation. most of those who are stranded have been waiting for help since the rains and flooding began on saturday. in neighboring pakistan the man india accuses of masterminding
the 2008 attacks is taking part in relief efforts. delivering food and water to stranded residents. but the u.s. has a $10 million reward in place for information leading to his conviction. kamal hayder has spoken with hafa saeed. days of heavy rains have caused extensive flooding across much of this reason. flying their banner which reads there is no god but god. the group is popular with people living here. they have taken a front line role in helping those affected by this disaster, as they have in the past. his organization wants known has been banned after pressure from the u.s.
so we're saying thinks group is a cover for recruiting fighters. >> west is not only against me or my organizations but against muslims all over the world. we are no exception. we consider them terrorists and create hurdles in their way. if you look at iraq, syria and the rest of the muslim world and what they're doing with them. >> reporter: he says that they are responsible for the 2008 mumbai attacks that killed 164 people. but pakistan's supreme court has cleared him for lack of evidence. he denies the charges and says he focused on humanitarian causes. >> every country is building dams with the climactic change. even india has built 4,000 dams where only 62 dams have been built in kashmir.
even china has built more than that. but unfortunately, pakistan is lacking in construction of new dams. that's what is needed today. >> reporter: while it is difficult to judge what is his motive may be his organization has filled a vacuum that is of vital importance. pakistan may have seen many disasters. but it is still poorly equipped and trained to deal with launch catastrophes. kamal hyder al jazeera, pakistan. >> ththe latest independent pole for the independence of caught land suggests that 53% will vote no. 47% will vote yes. it is this contrast to a weekend poll which suggests that scots would vote yes in next week's referendum. scottish nationalists say there is a sign of panic.
>> reporter: ihe swept his motorcade into an underground car park. some of the questions were toughed but the message was insistence. believe us when we say we care about you deeply. >> i care hugely about this extraordinary country, this united kingdom that we've built together. that's what i want to talk about today. because i would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we've put together, and that we've done such amazing things together, if this family of nations was torn apart. >> reporter: all the same, it was stage-managed. one set of pictures to be shared by all. outside the camera crews did not have much to do but look through the windows. the dialogue with scotland is taking place in an office rather than out on the streets, and it's the choice of venue that is so surprising because this is
edinburgh's financial quarters, a small mirror of london, which many are blaming for many of scotland's problems. just down the road scottish leadership are swamped by cameras. lots of small children here and loyal supporters. they feel that politicians have fallen into a trap of their own making by turning up. >> i'm delighted that they've come up to scotland. i think many more people voting yes. >> reporter: so can the politicians from london connect with the poorer members of the country. >> they can't leave in the way that scotland can leave. >> that's right. >> reporter: it was not just david cameron trying to tell the scots that they're loved. the national leaders of the other two main parties fanned
out among scotland. the hope is that they can still change the mind of the voters. all looks slightly reticent as if england is still lacking passion. lawrence lee, al jazeera, edinburgh. >> still to come on al jazeera. >> i'm katherine in nairobi where some kenyans are turning electronic waste to profit. i'll be telling you how. >> and robin will be here to tell you why it's the end of the road for this mammoth ferrari. those details coming up in sports.
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>> this is another significant development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... >> top stories on al jazeera. u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been meeting iraq's new prime minister haider al abadi in baghdad. in a few minute minutes time president barack obama is expected to ou outline policies
against islamic state. >> there have been more anti-government protests in yemen where drops and police are accused of firing on civilians. and they're fighting south of sanaa where the army is preventing houthi rebels from reaching the capitol. president obama will address his strategy against islamic state. the u.s. has over a thousand personnel in iraq. many are in baghdad providing support to diplomatic security. it's carried out 154 strikes targeting islamic state fighters. 29 of those strikes happened in erbil. 91 struck the mosul dam.
212 targets have been damaged or destroyed. 88 of them were in armed vehicles and 21 have been weapons systems including anti-aircraft bombs and bomb bomb-making facilities. let's go to james bays. i bet you've been hearing interesting stuff, what's going on there? >> reporter: we're hearing elements of the strategy, as you said. there will be a military ongoing military operation. we believe that operation will not be just in iraq, but it would also strike i.s. and syr syria. now none of that is being done under an u.n. umbrella. some would argue and i'm sure the syrian government would argue that that is technically wrong and illegal under international law, but there is much being done on the part of the united nations. there is a great deal of diplomatic outreach being done. secretary kerry as we speak. but there is also going to be a
meeting of the u.n. security council taking place in exactly two week's time. what is different about this meet something it's going to be chaired by head of state level by president obama, the u.s. current president of the security council, so he will be leading this meeting, which will have all of the heads of state in the seats that are normally occupied by ambassadors with the exception of president putin, who we believe is not coming to new york. now i've seen the resolution that the u.s. are hoping to put to a vote, and hoping to have unanimously adopted, and it focuses on foreign fighters. what they'll try to do is persuade all the countries in the world to enact legislation which means it's against the law in those national legislatures to actually go and fight in syria. there are other things they want to do, which extends sanctions that currently exist against al-qaeda to the islamic state group. the final piece of this
resolution is what is known as countering violent extremism. they want each of the nations to reach out to communities in their countries to try and find ways to predict whether there are people who might want to go to syria and iraq and persuade them not to. >> go for now, james, we wait for president obama to speak at 1 g. two explosions in baghdad have killed 19 people 46 were wounded in a shia muslim districts of the capitol. the president of ukraine is offering greater autonomy to rebellious regions in ukraine. but petro poroshenko says that the regions will remain united. ukraine troops continue to battle russian levels. 20% have moved from eastern ukraine back across the russian border.
>> i want to update you on the latest information i've received from our main intelligence director at 70% of the russian forces were pulled back across the border. this gives us another firm hope that peaceful initiatives have a good future. >> there is no decision yet from the e.u. whether to impose new sanctions on russia over its military involvement in eastern ukraine. there is no agreement on wednesday. e.u. ambassadors will meet on thursday to discuss the issue. amnesty international says there are evidence on both sides who have committed human rights abuses during the five month old conflict. >> we have received reports of indiscriminate shelling that has happened on both sides. it has been established who exactly is responsible for this shelling you bev we received many reports, more than a thousand civilians have lost their lives, and what we've
called for is urgent investigation of all such allegations. >> military commanders in ukraine say at least 200 of their fighters were killed in a devastating defeat in the eastern town of ilovaisk. rebels say the real figure is 500. harry fawcett has been to the town to investigate the claim and counter claim. >> reporter: for the sun flowers are withering unharvested as autumn rolls in. in these films farming gave way to fighting long ago. here to the south of the town of ilovaisk lies the grim evidence of how ukrainian forces gaining ground for weeks were suddenly routed in the last days of august. from the wreckage it's clear that these vehicles were hit by artillery fire with deadly accuracy, and all of them driving away from ilovaisk. the question now under investigation was this a battle or a war crime?
ukraine say its fighters were guaranteed safe passage only to be picked off by the russian army. a few days later a russian soldiers would post this victory snap. only a small group would escape on foot flu the fiel fields. from hospital they tell their story. >> we thought we had a cover, but in reality it was a trap. there were russian pair troopers waiting for us. >> the suggestion that their own side may have broken the terms of any deal. >> the russians were waiting for a column of injured soldiers and did not have orders to fire in the their soldiers did. but then they saw we had tanks and abcs at the he had of our column. >> reporter: the head of russians say it was the ukraines who broke them, he insists. >> they wanted to bring in new
troops through the corridor. we did not allow them to do this. >> reporter: whatever the deal, whoever broke it, one factor is inescapable. the battle was a mismatch. a desperate group of soldiers pinned down by a vasty superior force. this is what passed as their field hospital as the shells rained down, and a few steps away, what passes as a graveyard. >> just off to the left here you can see what appears to be some shallow graves dug potentially by the troops who were under attack here so heavily. if you come around further there is another one, and that one is still covered over. we've got quite close to it. the sentencing of death is unmistakable. >> ilovaisk itself bears the scars of the battle at almost every turn. residents blame the damage and rebels say as many as civilian deaths on ukrainian shelling, the kind of shelling that has built up areas that amnesty
international last week called a war crime. this house belongs to he wil elena's mother. they're doing what they can to shore it up. with her seven-year-old granddaughter. last year she lost her mother to alcoholism, now this. >> we were sitting in our neighbor's yard. two shells came down. they are grads. >> no, not grads. they were grenades. >> it was the first time i was scared. it was beyond anything i could imagine. >> each side accuses the other of war crimes here in ilovaisk, neither can escape blame for what this war is doing to the children of this country. harry fawcett, al jazeera,
ilovaisk, ukraine. >> threatening to shoot down united nations' aircraft. the chilling warning came days before an u.n. helicopter was downed killing three crew men. we have the story. >> michael: that was rebel commander peter gadet ausing the u.n. to use its aircraft to support his enemy. an accusation that the u.n. denies. shortly after this intercept was recorded an u.n. helicopter was shot down over the area control by the forces. killing three on board. the u.n. base near the crash site is home to tens of thousands of people who have taken refugee there from
fighting nearby. u.n. helicopters fly in several times a day mainly carrying cargo in support of humanitarian peacekeeping operations. >> we would hope that the opposition leadership, if, indeed, it is shown that their forces on the ground were responsible for this unprovoked attack, would hold their own elements responsible, and mete out a suitable punishment. >> reporter: in april hundreds of people were killed in the south sudanese town including many who were sheltering in a mosque. peter gaudette, the rental leader heard in that recording is widely believed to be responsible. he's being sanctions as a result but the sanctions seem to have little impact on the months since. >> the german parliament has
commemorated world war two as a speech by the polish president. they spoke at the ceremony in berlin to mark the 75th anniversary of germany's attack on poland. he said it's a miracle that they have overcome hatred and hostility so that they are working today and living target in peace. >> five investigators in germany are waiting for the debris to cool after the massive explosion near a factory. homes nearby had their windows blown out. >> reporter: the blast tuesday evening was heard for kilometers around. some 300 firefighters battled the blaze at the chemical plant in northwestern germany. some factory buildings were completely destroyed. several homes in a population of 15,000 were severely damaged. locals were asked to stay indoors because of the heavy smoke. local railway line was blocked for several hours because of the
i want. the plant recovered solvents from chemicals to make paint. germany has an old and highly developed chemistry. it's the world's fourth biggest and is considered to have some of the highest safety standards in the world. it will take days to determine the cause of the explosion because they'll have to wait for the site to cool down. nick spicer, al jazeera. >> it took days to settle a dispute an agreement was reached in 2008 but it still has not brought security to people who live along the border. we travel to nigeria's river state where people are protesting against their conditions. >> reporter: esther is complaining to her husband. they still owe money for the hospital bills and burial of their oldest daughter last year. the government hands out eight cups of rice a day is not cutting it. >> the situation is unbearable.
we don't know how to clothe our children, how to bathe them or feed them. >> they have to share this classroom turn shelter with 12 other families. this is what has become of the people who left their homes in the disputed peninsula a once thriving fishing community. cameroon took sovereignty of the oil-rich area under international ruling, most of the population consider themselves nigerian. the world court did not necessary state their transfer but people say they fled their attacks by cameroonian security forces. 1,000 families have been crammed in two schools nery the border since last year. they share two toilets. they have to shower in the bush. the men can no longer fish, so they do menial jobs like weeding. >> the families are meant to receive a monthly $30 stipend from the government. the people hearsay they have not seen any money for 20 months. the governor's office said it's
looking int into it. the state relief agency said they've been providing healthcare, education, and tvs for leisure. >> we're looking toward the nigerian government. this has cost huge amounts of money that has not been budgeted by the state government. >> they memorize the history of their land. abigail and josephine have memorized it by heart. abigail poured her pain into a poem. [ reciting poem ] >> and it's the unknown future of her orphaned grandchildren that this woman worries about. she can't cope with raising them
>> for those of you eyeing the i phone 6 the problems looms with what to do with the old phone. many end up in the bin, all sorts of electronic gadgets and computers oftenontain toxic chemicals. some have found a way to profit. >> reporter: as the electroc wae recycling plant in africa, they dismantle, compress and ship the waste some of which is dangerous to europe. used electronics are one of the first in kenya. what is generated locally and what comes to the west in the forms of secondhand electronic goods. the country generates more e-waste than it can safely dispose off. >> because there was no legal framework it ends up to rivers. so when it goes to the river it
pollutes the environment, and this causes cancers. >> kenya produces 17,000 tons of e-waste every year, but only a fraction of that gets to this recycling plant. the rest ends up in dump sites across the country. so here in one of the garage sites in nairobi, collectors are trained on how to handle electronic waste try to find what they can. lucy tells me that she's quite lucky to find this computer mother board. it sales at about $5. she's also managed to find some electronic paths. this is a good day for her. in another neighborhood, they have found and unlikely way of using the waste. by making ornaments with
different computer parts the group creates and sells mostly earrings and key holders. >> we create an awareness that we have used in our society and this is how we're going to deal with it. we'll create a change where we use electronic waste. >> reporter: there is certainly no shortage of e of waste in the world, and it'sest hate in kenya the idea is to safely manage the waste and make money while doing so. al jazeera, eastern kenya. >> now to robin for the sport. >> we're going to start with football and qualifying for the africa cup of nations continues. egypt are looking to recover from an opening defeat to senegal, but north african rivals.
cameroon has won with a 4-1 against ivory coast. and ghana wins over togo team. africa conditions to battle the spread of ebola. football, a sport firmly part of the continent's culture is being badly affected. in july they were the worst affected. in early august sierra leone players were refused entering in for their match. instead they chose to forfeit the match and with it any chance of making the finals. they refuse their under-20 team to travel to nigeria, another country battling th ebola.
now they've banned matches in guinea, and sierra leone where they have already suspended football. they've struggled to hold home games. many complaining they're being treated like pariahs. they say there is no need for drastic action until the situation has eased. >> it's simply not possible from our perspective. considering the africaen nation season starts january. this concerns one or two countries out of all the countries that they'll participant in. so to an exceptional federation we have to define exceptional measures, and this is what is going to be implemented. >> you must be working on a plan-b, like you say.
are there alternative arrangements to hold matches in 2016 or later in 2015? >> no, this is not part of the plan. there is absolutely no risking health. the current qualifiers is making sure that together with the authorities, our member associations, the health requirements are stricter, that any delegation coming from infected areas is checked, and also upon arrival. and also we exchange the various communication needed with the "world health organization." we're pretty confident that despite the virus that qualif qualifiers will be completed for january of next year. >> finishing seventh in the english premier league last season and have yet to win this season but it has not stoppedman
from announcing a revenue. standing at 6 $99 million, the announcement only half the story. net income has fallen 84%. they predict lack of champions league football alone will cost manchester united 10% of its annual revenue. ferrari president will step down next month after almost 23 years in charge. he joined ferrari back in the 1 70's, and just three days ago he denied that he was going anywhere. but while global sales of the car are still going strong, the formula one team has been struggling and has not won a championship since back in 2008.
in recent months he has a number of public disagreements with the head of the owner of the team ferrari. basketball's world cup after 86-56 thrashing of brazil. the next opponent will be france or spain. they'll be decided on tuesday. or were decided on tuesday with united states to face lithuania. this is a rematch from the world cup in 2010. they beat the lithuanians on way to claiming the world title. >> other expects are the same in every game. play for each other, offensively move the ball and make sure we make the extra pass and help each other out. lithuania is a very good team and they have very good guards. thethey are tremendous. it will be a big-time game for us. >> cycling top spain is reaching it's latter stages with a race to conclude on sunday, and alberto contador is closing in.
stage win by john degenkolb of germany. all the day's sports stories are found on www.aljazeera.co www.aljazeera.com/sport. >> thank you very much. 169 maritime mystery has finally been solved. one of two ships trying to find the passage has been found. >> as prime minister and self avoid canadian buff it was clearly a big day for stephen hart. one of two ships that disappeared in 1845 searching for the northwest passage across the arctic to asia.
>> this has been a great canadian story and mist. i would say it's the story of writers, historians and singers. it's been an important day in mapping our country. >> leading several expeditions in arctic waterers in the early to mid 18th century. he and his 128 men tried to walk to safety and died along the way. there was even cannibalism spoke of. searchers filming this used remote control submersible vehicles giving credit to the state of the art technology for their break through. underwater averag
archaeologists got a clue where to find the ship. the mystery has gripped many canadians. the authorities say the expensive searches helped enforce canada's claim to the icy northern waters. >> the way that it was looked for and the technologies that were utilized now can very easily be utilized elsewhere. as we speak we have two ice breakers using similar technologies up in the high arctic that are doing precisely that, mapping out our extensive continental shelf. >> now it' the place is being kept vague to discourage hunters and tourists. the explores will go out next summer. >> you can always look up the stories by logging on to our website. www.aljazeera.com.