>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there, welcome to the newshour live from doha. our top story - bullets in the corridors, bombs in classrooms. we go inside the pakistan school where 132 children were massacred in a taliban attack. a u.s. man held in cuba for five years has been released. russia's government scrambles to prevent a run on the ruble as people rush to the shops before prices reez.
-- rise. on the hunt for ebola - sierra leone begins to search house to house for hidden cases pakistan's prime minister has vowed to end terrorism. after the taliban attack on an army-run school. prayer vigils and funerals have been held as the country marks three days of mourning. at least 142 were killed in the taliban massacre on tuesday - almost all children and students. we have this report. >> reporter: pain and agony. one after another, 130 children have been laid to rest in peshawar. as more succumb to their injuries, strong men struggle to cover their emotions. that man buried a teenage
relative. >> from inside, i was not ready to believe. >> reporter: grief is giving way to anger. >> if they can't protect the children. if they can't make the army to stand in front of the schools, there should be no army. there should be no army. there should be no security of any type. they should be like us. >> reporter: the military and political leadership jolted into action. permit removed the ban on death penalty for those convicted of terrorism. the army chief travelled to kabul to shore up support for the pakistan taliban. this is the army public school where taliban attackers were sent to a venge what it calls the death of its children by the pakistani army.
it has caused disunity against the group. when you enter the school, there's a smell of death. the blood-stained floors and walls are a sign of the massacre. classrooms riddled with bullets, books and shoes scattered. this is where the children were taking an exam. each one that survived has a terrifying story which they say they'll never forget. >> translation: me and my friend hid under the chairs. there was intense firing, many of my friend lay there dead. there was a lot of blood. many children were crying. whoever made noise, the attackers would shoot them. >> reporter: pakistan is in mourning. schools across the area held prayers. many are filling cemeteries, their families want actions - not words. while the taliban released photos, claiming to show the fighters who carried out the
school siege, it says the attack was revenge for a military offensive against their safe havens in the north-west along the border with afghanistan that began in june in india there has been marches in solidarity with pakistan. people have paid tribute to the victim. protesters carried flags, shouting anti-taliban slogans. let's go to kamal hyder in peshawar. you have been able to see inside the school where that attack took place. describe what you saw. >> well, the situation we saw on the ground was grip. this was a city in a state of mourning today. most of the shops and businesses were closed. earlier today the military escorted us into the compound. this is what we saw. >> reporter: the perpetrators of
the attack used this wall and a ladder to climb over it. after that they had a free run going towards the auditorium where all the students had gathered. as you can still see, the blood is on the ground. still fresh, and, of course, so is the memory. this is what is left of the principal's room. she was, of course, the last one to be discovered dead and burnt here in this particular room. this is where the suicide bomber detonated his device. this administrative building became a last refuge for some of the students who escaped the carnage inside the auditorium. this is where the heaviest of the fighting also took place, and this is where it ended. as you can see, it is a telltale sign of destruction. the shrapnel, the ball bearings, the bullets that peppered the walls, and all the administrative paperwork of the school is on the ground, mixed
with blood and human remains. it appears that the perpetrators knew exactly what they were going for, because the minute they crossed the wall it was less than a few seconds run to the main auditorium, and this is where the maximum number of students were present at the time. the students realising that they were in trouble tried to escape through the exit and entry doors. however, they were blocked by the gunmen, and that is where the maximum number of students were killed. according to the military, more than 100 people that were killed yesterday were in this room alone. you can still see the telltale signs of the carnage. most of the journalist that i met inside told me that this was one of the most difficult stories they were covering in recent memory, so as you saw in that report, it was, indeed, quite a distressing scene.
>> indeed. kamal hyder, thank you for that. speaking to us live from peshawar there. in afghanistan the taliban attacked a bank in helmand province. four guards and three civilians were killed. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: this special forces video shows the shoot-out between afghan security forces and the taliban in helmand province. the fighting went on for hours. the target kabul bank, that pays salaries for the government workers, police and army. >> translation: i was at the second gate of the bank when suddenly suicide attackers riding motorbikes entered the gate. i tried to pick up my gun. they opened fire and entered the building. as a result of the gunfire my friend was killed and i escaped
from the area. >> afghan forces brought in what little air support they have. they worked to secure the fighters in an area crowded. the afghan army and police are fighting a growing insurgency. this is the latest in a series of taliban attacks in kabul and across afghanistan. it's two weeks before n.a.t.o.'s combat mission in afghanistan end, and the taliban is intent on creating instability for the new government under ashraf ghani you're watching al jazeera - more to come on the newshour, including australia moves to reassure a nervous public that security concerns are being taken care of a coast too far - we report on migrants hoping to get into britain, but unlikely to be able to in sport - real madrid one win away from being crowned club
champions of the world. now, cuba has released a u.s. government contractor five years after he was imprisoned. alan gross was arrested in 2009 for smuggling banned communications equipment to cuba. an official says he was freed on humanitarian grounds at the request of washington. his family reported the 65-year-old's health was worsening. let's get more from alan fisher in washington. a significant development. remind us about alan gross and why he was being held. >> well, significant for alan gross and his family, and could be significant for u.s.-cuban relations. we'll explain why in a second. alan gross was in cuba working
for the u.s. a.i.d., there installing equipment to make it easier for the people to get on to the internet. cuban government didn't like it, held him, arrested him for two years, put hill on trial for spying and was gaoled for 15 years. there has been a campaign in the last 18 months, two years to have him freed on health grounds. he has lost the sight in one sigh, lost teeth, is not in good health. there has been a discussion between the u.s., cuba and the cubans decided to release him on humanitarian ground. three cubans gaoled for espionage in 2001 has been released. this is looking more like a swap than humanitarian actions. we await details about the three cubans being released and if the
state department confirms that. >> given that were secret back-channel talks going on, what does that say about relations between the u.s. and cuba? >> what is significant here is that both the u.s. president obama, and also the cuban president raul castro are going to speak within the next few hours about what has happened. we are led to believe from sources at the white house and the state department that the u.s. government will announce that they are moving towards normalization of relations with cuba, perhaps looking at opening an embassy with havana, making it easy. if this is true, if president obama will announce that, it's hugely significant. 56 years ago, january 1st exactly that, relations have never been warm. the minister tried to invade
infamously the bay of pigs, or to kill the cuban leader fidel castro. those attempts failed. this would be a move towards normalisation of relations between cuba. it lies not far off the u.s. coast line. it seems to make sense. this small release of a prisoner that they have been talking about for the last 2-3 years, but significantly since arrest in 2009 may be the opening to a wider change in global politics, a bigger change in the way america beats cuba, and by extension the way the rest of the world treats cuba. >> are expecting to hear from president obama and raul castro in the next few hours. thank you for that. alan fisher updating us from washington d.c. >> dmitry medvedev called on
russians not to panic with the fall of the ruble. russians have been buying up goods, anticipating that prices will soar. the central bank raised interest rates and are selling dollars in the foreign exchange market in an attempt to prop up the ruble. >> translation: the figures we can see during the last few days do not reflect the real picture. emotions played a role here. >> a visiting fellow at the european council on foreign relations - she says further intervention can't be ruled out. >> it doesn't seem to be working. everywhere is waiting until tomorrow's press catholic church by the president, vladimir putin, who has been silent so far and has not spoken once, as the ruble continues to drop and the expectations for the russian economy are grim. no one knows what the president will say. it looks likes the time has come
for the president to make a choice for more economic rationality or a crackdown, which is possible for a more harder involvement of the government in the economy. both options, in fact, are not ruled out. and it remains to be seen whether the president will, indeed, opt for something like economic rationality, maybe change the head of his cabinet, and proceed to change maybe his policy in ukraine, improving his relations health workers in sierra leone are to start house to house searches to find ebola victims who have not come forward for treatment. the government banned public parties in an effort to stem the spread of the virus. it has killed nearly 7,000 in west africa this year. [ siren ] >> reporter: health workers in the capital freetown respond to an emergency call. they've been told a man is showing symptoms of ebola, and
people in the village are panicking. when the medics arrive the patient cannot be found. >> we ask for the person. they say nothing. siren siren >> reporter: the ambulance star are directed to a different house in another village, where they find the patient, coughing and struggling to walk. sierra leone, alone with guinea and liberia are the three nations worst affected by ebola. with fear and stigma surrounding the virus many are hidden away by scared relatives. sierra leone president ordered health workers to begin house to house searchs to find suspected ebola victims. >> i have given my approval for the national ebola response center to embark on a special operation in the western area to control the current rate of infection, and stop the spread of the disease in the region.
>> reporter: the government announced more travel restrictions and a ban on public parties over christmas and the new year. experts say the measures and the influx of foreign medics will show results. >> i can't predict when cases will come down. i can tell you that given the efforts that you are undertaking we would expect to see a significant decrease in cases within several weeks. >> reporter: the ebola outbreak has killed more than 6,300 people in west africa. even when contained the effect on countries like sierra leone will be felt for years to come. i'm joined from the capital of sierra leone, via skype, by a spokesman for the red cross in sierra leone. good to have you with us. house to house searches, tell us how that is going to work, how
long that is going to go on for? >> well, the western area assault is a government of sierra leone, it was launched yesterday, as you might have heard from the president himself with an objective of scaling up on active community, and active contact. this is an initiative that is tended to reduce the spread of the virus in the country, particularly in the western area, where we have a huge population of sierra leoneans, and with crowded market and so many places. >> but why wouldn't people who are ill come forward for help and medical treatment. why would they hide in their
houses? >> the problem has been that people in communities don't normally show up for treatment in treatment centers. there has also been a complaint that the government and stakeholders need to do more to go out and get people to be encouraged to come forward. this initiative is intended to be able to reach out to those communities, go house to house to search for people who demonstrate symptoms of ebola, to encourage to go to treatment centers. >> the head of the w.h.o. ebola response say the people of sierra leone need a big shock to change their behaviour, because they are still keeping infected people at home, they are still doing things like touching the bodies of the dead, and what they need is a shock to get them
out of this kind of behaviour, which spreads the disease. do you agree with that? >> well, i think sierra leone needs - sierra leoneans everywhere in the country needs to come out, stop hiding sick people, wherever they are, and comply with the advice delivered by health professionals and every stakeholder involved in this. >> this is my question, why there has been so much publicity about this - this has been going on for months - why is it taking such a long time to control the spread of the disease in sierra leone? >> you will agree with me that efforts have been made ever since the outbreak of ebola in sierra leone. and the government has been doing this with resources in the
country, and response has been good. it's only recently that we see in practice an increase in the national effort, and which is also really beginning to show positive results. we see there is an increase in the number of treatments across the country. we also see that very shortly there will be - we are positive that there'll be a drastic reduction in the rate of infection, and there'll be a reduction in the problem. we ask people to bring people. >> it's good to hear optimism, thank you for joining us. tarawallie abu bakaarr from red cross. there are allegations that british soldiers miz treated
iraqi officers. claims that around 20 iraqis were killed, were lies and peckulation it has been said. >> these are some of the serious allegations against british forces, they have been exxonerated. the judge clooncluded that the vast majority were without merit. many were deliberate and calculated lies. they were reiterated by the minister of defence, and parliament. they had stern words for the lawyers, saying they had wasted the time with the soldiers and saddled the taxpayers with a bill of $47 million for the inquiry, and said the lawyers would be vetted for breaches -- investigated for breaches of professional standards. as for accusations that detainees were abused. the judge found some instances of mistreatment.
namely they were deprived of food, sleep, sight by being forced to wear black-out goggles during a 24 hours detention period and made a number of recommendations to the ministry of defense. iraq's military reportedly began to arm over 1,000 fighters in anbar province to help in the war against i.s.i.l. activists uploaded these images of fighting with the gunman. the defence ministry says fighters have been given medium and light weapons after u.s. advisors completed their training course. germany agrees to send up to 100 soldiers to erbil in northern iraq to train forces battling i.s.i.l. it is to gain parliamentary approval next year australia prime minister has announced an urgent review into the event surrounding the hostage siege in sydney. three people, including the hostage taker were killed.
wayne hay reports from sydney. >> reporter: the appeared of mourning and reflection is likely to go on for some time in sydney. increasingly there's analysis about the event in the heart of the city that led to the deaths of two hostages, and what, if anything, cap be done to prevent it happening again. there has been an increase in police preps, not because of any -- presence, not because of any particular threat but to reassure the public that the streets are safe. >> there is no intelligence of a like incident, but we have seen the look on the faces of the people in martin place, and there is fear. a strong presence is a way to assure people. >> reporter: the gunman man haron monis can be seen lo the windows of the cafe. in the final moments came confirmation from the police sniper that there were injuries.
anti-terror laws to give greater power to agencies occurred, and at the same time police launched raids on suspected terrorists. the increase focussed on the possibility of terrorist attacks came in september as australia confirmed the participation in coalition strikes against i.s.i.l. fighters in iraq. leaders of the group called for attacks on several western nations, including australia. criminologist vince hurley is a former hostage negotiator with the swales police and said there is no indication that man haron monis was answering that call. therefore there's no need for an increase in concern about terrorism. >> it wasn't a political target. it wasn't the opera house, it wasn't the himming, it was a -- hij, it was a caf -- harbor bridge, it was a cafe. i don't think it was terror related. >> reporter: more details will emerge about the seem and whether changes to security laws
will be made because of it. african leaders are calling on western countries to intervene in libya, warning ongoing violence could destabilize nations. libya drifted into chaos, with two rival governments competing for power. fighters launched an offensive to seize oil facilities in the east of the country. it forced two terminals to be shut down well, the chaos in libya is one of the reasons behind a flood of migrants across the mediterranean. many travelled to france, hoping to make it to britain in search of work and a better life. for many, the calais port is the end of the line. >> reporter: the port of calais, before the town to flnd. -- england. on a clear day the white cliffs
of dover are visible. it is the destination. numbers of migrants grow, tensions in the town increase. a member of the council owns a van not far from a migrant makeshift camp. >> translation: business has gone down. people of calais are suffering. they are scared to come to the neighbourhood, especially after the problems in the summer with migrants fighting on the streets. >> reporter: it's scenes like that that the people of calais are uncomfortable with. the number of migrants in the town more than doubled since may this year as new conflict in africa and the middle east sends an influx of refugees into europe. police say criminal activities are rising with complaints against migrants increasing tenfold since 2013. a police officer says that it's only a small number of the migrants involved in such activities.
>> translation: the police workload tremendously increased. investigating the incidents takes a lot of our time. there are not enough of us to deal with all the workload. >> reporter: not everyone dislikes the presence. this woman is part of a group of volunteers assisting the migrants with food and at times clothes. >> translation: if you get to know the mying rans, you realise -- migrants, you realised they are not scary, they are nice people. of course, you know, there's very nice and not so very nice in every slice of a population - people from calais included the migrants have their own tales, their stories of horror, not lost in the battle to survive. they complain of police violence, and lack of human rights. these egyptian migrants had to have five stitches on his head
after police beat him with batons, he tried to bored a lorry destined for britain. this violence does little to deter the migrants. they believe a better life awaits them across the channel. it's a hope fuelled by desperation still to come here on the newshour... ..demanding the resignation of lair president, the political stand off continues in haiti plus, pt bangladesh oil spill destroying a nature reserve and the livelihood of impose who live there. >> and the new york nicks, were they able to get out of their slump - we sell you in moment.
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peshawar. this is a scene of the massacre where 142 people were killed on tuesday, including 132 students. cuba has released a u.s. government contractor five years after he was imprisoned. alan gross was arrested in 2009 for smuggling banned communication equipment to cuba russia's prime minister dmitry medvedev called on russians not to panic about the falling price of the ruble. the currency recovered some value after record falls in recent days more on the top story - the school siege in pakistan. world leaders have been expressing shock and outrage. nicole johnson has more. >> reporter: as pakistan buries its children the international rehabilitation to the attack has been united. strong condemnation. >> the perpetrators must be brought to justice. and we pledge our full support to the people of pakistan in
this difficult hour. we will help them in any way that we can. >> i condemn this heinous act in the strongest of terms. nothing can justify such brutali brutality. >> reporter: world leaders appeared shocked by the scale of attack. >> it is a dark, dark day for humanity when something on this scale happens without any justification. >> children should be kept out of this. >> translation: after consulting with the turkish president we decided to hold a day of national mourning to stand in solidarity with the people of pakistan nobel peace prize laureates, the attack was personnel. both campaign for children's rights. yourself was -- malala yousafzai was shot in the head by the taliban two years ago. >> at this time we should unite
and it call on the international unity, leaders in pakistan, we should stand together and fight against terrorism the afghan taliban said the attack is too much: however, all of these statements will not consule the families who sent their children to school early tuesday morning, not knowing it would be the last time they'd see them alive. now, let's go back to russia's economic problems, and how the government has been trying to reassure people about the health of its currency after the ruble crashed and there has been days of falls. let's speak to the european managing editor of "marketing
news international", martin, good to have you on the show. it is looking a little more stable today. by all accounts the worse may be yet to come. >> it fools that way. -- it feels that way. the russian central bank was in the market trying to protect the value of the ruble. it collapsed 45% since the end of september. it comes in line with the collapse we see in global oil prices. it creates concerns for the russian economy - inside and south. -- and outside. most of the panic subsided. there's no question that the major issues exist, and it's anyone's guess as to whether the central bank can help the situation going forward, if, indeed, speculators continue to hammer the currency. >> how is this affecting european markets, they are sliding because of what is happening to the ruble. >> absolutely, you are looking
at a powerful economy on the doorstep, in the midst of a semipolitical crisis given activities around the ukraine and other neighbours. you are looking at a perfect storm because they are suffering e.u.-led sanctions and sanctions driven by the united states. they are affected by a collapse in oil prices which is the most important product in terms of economic growth from an export perspective, and now a collapse in currency which is rising inflation inside the foreign union. an example - the iphone 6 that we are clamoring for a few days ago would government the equivalent of $500, two days later, the equivalent of $700. that's how quick and significant prices are changing for every day goods. you see this has implications for around russia and the people inside it
moscow raised interest rates, it's selling $7 billion worth of foreign exchange fauned to bombs -- funds to bolster the economy. vladimir putin will speak tomorrow. what can he say to stablilize the situation. >> annual press conferences - he'll appeal to the patriotism and ask them not to panic. to not convert the ruble into foreign currency. he will press russian companies to take the revenues that come in in u.s. dollars and convert them into ruble, and that will support the price. he'll probably tell you that there'll be other bits and pieces of trickery that the central bank can perform in terms of what we call capital control, an interest rate hike and foreign currency interventions. i think by and large he'll tell the people that this is a crisis they can weather but ask them to
sacrifice. i suspect he'll appeal to the patriotism and ask for us us and them mentality, which has effect. >> thank you martin, live in london. now the european parliament has adopted a resolution supporting palestinian statehood in principle. politicians approve the motion by 488 votes with 111 ab essentials, following -- southbound essential, following swed ep's decision to recognise palestine the european courts lower house requested the armed palestinian group hamas be removed from an e.u. last of terrorist organizations. the decision was made on technical ground and the group's assets will remain frozen and the palestinian leadership may push ahead for a bid for statehood at the united nations. there's speculation that it will
help to table a draft resolution, calling for full recognition as a state and the withdrawal of israeli troops from occupied territories. let's speak to diplomatic editor, james base at the headquarters in new york. what is happening with the resolution, there was a thought that it could be presented today. >> i don't think that is going to happen. i think we have seen the same thing going on now for several months, which is the palestinians are keep that this happens, they are talking up the protest. there's a lot of diplomacy going on. john kerry has been meeting all the parts over the last few days in europe. here at the united nations, they are not in a position to proceed to a vote. that is because the palestinians can't actually submit something to the u.n. security council. the only people that can do that are members of the security council. normally you assume that would be the jordanians, because they are the arab group member.
they have not done so. there's a meeting of the arab group in a couple of hours to discuss this issue. when i spoke to the jordanian ambassador a short time ago i asked whether they'd put something in blue, the formal jargon for putting a draft text ready for a vote. and she said, "no", that they were having the arab group meeting but she needed to see what happened, and they would only putting it forward for a boat, jordan would -- for a vote, jordan would, if they had language they thought would be approved by everyone, a consensus text. we asked if they were close to a consensus, and she said "not yet", my consensus is it's a long way up. the palestinians talk it up, but i don't think we'll see a vote in the security council for a bit. >> a problem with the resolution is that by all accounts it includes a timeline, a deadline
for israeli withdrawal from lands that palestinians want as part of their state back for the 1967 border and the u.s. is unhappy about setting a time limit. >> a time line for the end of occupation is what mahmoud abbas said when he came to the u.n. in september that he wanted in the resolution. it's a big problem in the united states. they don't want the language because they know israel doesn't want that language. france has its own ideas, suggesting a time line for the negotiation period of all of this. you mentioned the possibility of the palestinians going forward and applying to be a state of the united nations. that is another development that the palestinians are talking about after the resolution. that may be the next resolution they go for. of course, they know that that too would likely be vetoed by the united states. >> james bays updating us from the u.n. headquarters. now, al jazeera continues to
demand the release of our three journalists who have been imprisoned in egypt for 354 days, peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were gaoled on false charms of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. peter and mohammad sentenced to 7 years, baher mohamed an additional three for having a spent bullet in his possession, picked up at a protest u.s. secretary of state john kerry is calling for consensus among political parties in haiti. thousands of anti-government protesters are on the streets demanding the resignation of the president. the prime minister stepped down on sunday. we have this report from port-au-prince. >> reporter: this was the first test whether the resignation of president martelly's prime minister would apiece the protesters of port-au-prince. as far as these protesters are concerned, nothing short of the
martelly's departure will do. offered the weekend lamothe resigned. >> translation: we want martelly to resign. >> reporter: this man out of prison, having been arrested at a demonstration in november. the protests must continue so make sure martelly does not feel he can rule by decree. that is a long way off says his spokesman. >> translation: the president never wanted to rule by decree. that smaps the ongoing negotiation -- explains the ongoing negotiationsment martelly is not the some actor. discussions are under way between him and the head of parliament. it's an opportunity to find a way out of the crisis. the opposition spects the rule by decc cree has been martelly's plan. thousands will mobilize. >> translation: martelly had all
this time to organise elections. he didn't. he won't have time to rule by decree, we'll send him away before that time comes. >> the marches were met by tear gas as they took the protest to the gates of the presidential palace. it's difficult to see how shows of force with staunch u.s. and u.n. support can be a long-term political strategy for martelly. >> authorities in bangladesh are struggling to contain an oil spill after a tanker sank. we have this report on how the accident is changing the fortunes of those that live will. >> reporter: farmhand are distilling oil from the planned. the heat makes the oil fall off the leafs and branches making a lucrative hall. >> it comes at a cost.
>> my hands are burning, and i'm having trouble breathe of course, from the smoke. >> they are selling it to the oil company, which is offering $0.50 per litre. unlike this man, these employees have gloves. >> after we said we'll buy it everywhere here is crazy about getting their hands on whatever oil they can. >> the authorities are finding it difficult to clean up the spill. it's the first time something like this happened in the rainforest. a world heritage sight, home to endangered dolphins, crocodiles and others. it happened when a tanker was hit by another vessel in deep fog. this is where the tanker was hit by the other ship. most of the crew escaped, unfortunately so did almost all of oil that was stored in the compartments. to make things worse, the
accident took place in a dolphin sanctuary that is supposed to be off limits to commercial vessels. oil tankers use the route. they don't have a choice. during the winter months all other routes are impossible to use because of heavy sitting. the minister rejected calls for vessels to pass though the sanctuary. >> translation: the tankers should not go flow. but what would happen if it goes down the route. the country suffers from imports, not being able to to come in from india. >> the minister aims to have an alternative route in a year. until then oil will pass through the rainforest where many fear lasting damage has been done. >> still to come here on the program - in sport - footballers around the world are warned not to join teams in serbia. sanaa has the details in a
welcome back. religious leaders have been coming together in south sudan to discuss how to end ethnic divides a year after civil war breaks out. catherine soi reports on the challenges ahead of unifying people in the world's newest country. >> this man belongs to the same tried as rebel leader riek machar. he said the dinka, president
salva kiir's tribe, banged down his home and he sees them as his ep my. >> i'm not trusting them. i'm not going to the poc. i'm not trusting them. >> reporter: in another part of the camp, this man says he also escaped from his home, telling us that the nuer destroyed his livelihood. >> translation: i can't go back to live with them. i have a right to live where i feel safe. they like to fight. why should i stay with them. >> reporter: this camp, like others, is divided along the ethnic lines. they live in different sections. it's too dangerous for people to mix. what started out as a political dispute escalated to a full-blown war, understanding how complicated it will be. they need to come to a camp like this where communities are fragmented and people don't
trust each other. r.e.m. imous lead -- religious leaders have been panted to try to reckon -- appointed to try to reconcile people, to try to fix scars from wars, and the latest conflict. >> we were not a country. we were ruled. it was turkey ruling us. and then the arabs came, others came. all this time our people were kept separate. they were not together. so they were given a lot of information against themselves. >> i don't see myself as a nuer. >> reporter: the upper nile governor shows me his home. he says that reconciling south sudan's deeply divided people must be a priority. >> i'm saying that you are a nuer. you are a dinka, you are a como, you must live together.
whether we have kill ourselves, it is us and our country. >> reporter: back at the malakal camp where the children sing songs, build with bricks and work their puzzles, the play areas have been segregated along tribal lines and are told parents prefer it that way let's get all the sport now. here is sapper. -- sanaa. >> members have been warned not to sign for clubs in serbia, as they risk not getting paid. 8 of the 16 top teams in the league have had their accounts blocked by the national bank, and cannot pay their staff. two weeks ago players of the club radaniki were threatened by supporters when me they went on
site for not being paid for three months. real madrid are a win away from being crowned f.i.f.a. world cup champions, they fielded the strongest available line-up against a mexican side. and it showed on the pitch. >> reporter: going into the first game of the club world cup, up against cruzza zool of mexico, european champions were going to be a force to be reckoned with. unbeaten in 20 games, defender sergio ramos got them off and running with a header after 15 minutes, putting real in front. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: daniel cavahar's cross turned in by the french striker, making it 2-0. after the brab, reining world player cristiano ronaldo set up gar eted bale for the -- gareth
bale for the third of the game. cruz came close to pulling one back. real would score again. cristiano ronaldo, the provider, with a finish in the 72nd minute. real madrid stealing a 4-0 win, their 21st executive victory. >> this has been a record year. we are on a positive series. we win, making the supporters happy. in that sense it's a treat to compete in the tournament, to try to get the title. hopefully we'll bring it home and enjoy it. truly we are sat about the loss. we dreamt of winning and moving forward. at the same time we are aware that we played one of the best teams in the world, if not the best. obviously real madrid was not an easy team to play. >> "real money" are only a game away from being crowned the best football club in the world
the somewhat odd nature of the tournament is emphasised by the fact that one of the teams is an amateur side. auckland city is in morocco, oceania's title winners. they have beaten two african teams, including african champion's league winners on the way to the last full game with argentina's team on wednesday. >> i have done a lot of work talking to the players, telling them that there will not be a second chance considering where we are coming from, we are aware of the gap between them and us. the key is to convince the players that we can be competitive. >> domestic football. bayern munich won to move 12 clear at the top of the bundislega. it was a special night for the dutch international - opening the scoring with his 100th goal
for the club. bayern with the second after the break. thomas muller getting the goal. bayern's 7th straight league win an indian boxer has been banned by the sports world governing body after refusing to accept her bronze medal at the asian games in october. a day after the 29-year-old lost the 60 kilogram division semifinal bout. didier handed the medal to the woman, she accepted it last week, both her coach and husband have been barred for a year with the trio ordered to pay a fine on top. the suspension will end in time for didi to compete at the 2016 rio games cricket - india in control at the end of day one of the second test against australia in brisbane. injury and fatigue affect the aussies. the visitors won the toss and
elected to bat. vijay scoring 144, india 344/4 at stumps. mitchell marshall suffering a hamstring and mitch stark and josh hazelwood left the field with exhaustion. day two on thursday. staying with the olympics, the united states olympic committee announced it will bid to host the 2024 summer games. the bid cities are yet to be decided. >> there are 105 members, voting members, of the i.s. c. there are many different opinions about which city they think we should put forward. we are going to take our time and go through a deliberate and thoughtful process and will pick the city we think has the best chance of winning the competition against the other cities from around the world. >> and in the last few minutes
independent lawyer employed by f.i.f.a. to investigate allegations of corruption resigned. michael garcia cited a lack of leadership at the top of the sport's governing body and lost confidence in the independence of his ethition committee -- et ceteraedition committee. the summary of his findings was released, that they had been erroneous and incomplete. that is it for me thank you sanaa for that. now, thousands of tango lovers danced at the vatican to celebrate the pope's 78th birthday. here they are. well, that dance, of course, from argentina, like francis himself, who is celebrating his second birthday as the pope. he's the first latin american to lead the world's 1.2 billion catholics. >> no tangoing here, but we'll waltz off for now.
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