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mubarak's 3-year sentence on corruption charges is upheld, but he can now go free, having already served his time painful memories - russia marks the 70 year anniversary of the second world war, but western leaders stay away. relief in liberia as the west african country is finally declared free of ebola. but first, saudi jets bombed areas close to the international airport in the yemeni capital sanaa. this comes a day after the saudis offered the houthis a 5-day ceasefire starting from tuesday, if the rebels stopped targetting saudi villages. no official word from the houthis, for now heavy fighting continues. hashem ahelbarra has more. >> reporter: air strikes targetting houthis in sadr province in northern yemen.
opposition forces striking command centers, ammunition depots and the hopes of top military commanders. sadr province is a military target and civilians are urged to leave the area. saudi arabian army officers say they will implement a 5 day humanitarian ceasefire starting from tuesday, but warn it will only hold if houthis stop targetting saudi villages. >> translation: these militia escalated the situation, targetting the saudi cities. that's why we need to take the cities and guarantee the safety of saudi and yemeni cities. >> reporter: fighting is escalating across yemen. tribesmen loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi say they have repelled a houthi offensive in a province. it's a crucial battle for both sides. the province has most of yemen's oil and gas reserves.
>> translation: this is the front line, this area was under the control of the houthis, now we have captured it. the rebels are regrouping and planning a counter-offensive. >> reporter: in the city of tiaz, pro-government troops backed by the militias captured the mountain. the strategic high ground overlooking the city. these are some of the weapons and military equipment seized from soldiers supporting deposed president ali abdullah saleh. if the houthis lose tiaz, they lose a vital supply line for their fighters in aden. hakim al-masmari editor of the "yemen post" and says the houthi rebels are unlikely to stop fighting to allow the ceasefire to take affect. >> rising public anger against the houthis right now in yemen
because saudi arabia shows willingness to offer a ceasefire to end the clashes, and to give dialogue and negotiation a chance. the houthis have now not responded to the calls or given positive reaction, that is why there's hatred to the houthis, why that is hatred why they are hated now. and why are they not allowing aid into the country. iran's president blasted saudi arabia accusing the kingdom of a lack of understanding of international issues. >> translation: saudi arabia is a government that does not understand or is aware of the political situation in the area. it is a beginner, it is trying hard to prove itself after many
years. if saudi arabia accuses iran of false allegations, we can give aid supplies to the red cross and deliver it to the yemenis. it's not our goal to deliver aid ourselves or advertise our name. our goal is to save the people a jub in cairo upheld hosni mubarak assist sentence for corruption and has allowed the president to go home as he served time in detention and in a military hospital. the judge reduced his two son said from four to three years, and is allowing them to go home since they have served time in detention as well. hosni mubarak has beaten a range of other charms a key change remarnings on june 4th a court will decide if it was right to acquit him in his trial for the murder of protesters during the 2011 revolution. we speak to an assistant
professor at long island university and a member of the egyptian rule of law association. thank you for talking to us at al jazeera. what is your assessment of the situation with regard to the next legal round in june for the former president? >> well, the next legal round is indicative of what has been happening in egypt for the past couple of years. what we are seeing is a highly politicized judiciary, trying to apiece the public and move the country forward in certain directions. if you look at what is happening, had hosni mubarak been cleared of all charges, the public the revolutionary forces would have been upset. what the verdict shows us is the regime and the judiciary is playing an interesting game signalling to the mubarak family - now that you have standing convictions, you can no longer run for office so a
revolutionary call to no success is carried through, because they can no longer run for office. the other thing is when we saw the general assembly say that hosni mubarak would retain some of his presidential privileges it's getting ready for this week's time when he will be released and it will be returned to what it was pre revolution without him in the political realm. >> effectively we are seeing a closing of an era. >> the political era of the hosni mubarak family but not the economic era. if you look at the business executive surrounding the brothers, sons what you see is that according to forbes magazine the wealth increased 80% since the revolution.
the egyptian population decreased. we are at 50%, not 40%, living under $2 a day. you see major stratification and growing economic disturbance while concentrating in the hands of a few in the old era. >> so much has happened, of course since the 2011 revolution. do egyptians care about what is going on in the courthouse in cairo, or are they concerned with other matters now? >> well the judiciary has been so highly politicized where the head of appeals court, the prosecutors are government appointees. there's not much fate, and we see a closing of authority in the hands of the executive. when the judiciary is not independent, there's not a
parliament four years after the revolution. you see a consolidation of power in the hands of the executive and the counter forces are in prison leading to a society that no longer believes that democracy is in the near future. >> thank you very much indeed for talking to us here in al jazeera the retrial of two of our journalists has been postponed to june the 1st. mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr are accused of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. charges denied. they were released on bail in february after spending more than 400 days in prison the a judge dismissed the charges against them, but ordered them to stand trial again russia held the annual victory day parade to commemorate 70 years since the end of world war ii. it marks the nazi germany
surrender to the soviet union. 25 million russians were killed after hitler invaded the soviet union. a parade in red square showed off military hardware. unlike previous years, many western leaders did not attend because of the russia's involvement. here is some of what vladimir putin had to say. >> translation: russia's biggest ever victory day parade. 16,000 servicemen nearly 2-00 units of hardware 140 helicopters and planes. this from a leader who speaks against the rehabilitation of mill tarrism. in saturday's red square address vladimir putin praised millions of citizens that perished in the war and criticized those for meddle in global fairs,
presumably the u.s. >> translation: in past decades basic principle s have been neglected more and more often. we saw attempts to create a uni-polar world, and now see military block thinking gaining momentum. 10 years ago vladimir putin sat next to george w bush. western leaders were noted by their absence. ukraine's crisis badly souring relations. plenty of other leaders came to shake hands with the president. the chinese leader, xi jinping. russia is displaying new relationships intended to mitigate damage to the older ones. also shown off is high tech military. a newly designed battle tank
since before the soviet union fell. russia is modernizing armed forces as fast as it is able. trying to build a professional military. while other departments are facing severe budget cuts, defense spending increased significantly. watching the parade were some of the few remaining people that fought against the nazis in what russia calls a great patriotic war. perhaps it will be the last anniversary where it's possible. >> i feel pride for the motherland. which we served during the war. now i'm amazed by the modern technology. i feel so proud. i'm satisfied that there are people that can defend the land that we once defended. >> victory day has multiple functions. it displays military might and shows off friendships and unites russians in the politically potent themes of sacrifice and victory.
well meanwhile ukraine held a smaller scale world war ii memorial event in the capital kiev. president petro porashenko used the occasion to criticize moscow by ukraine accuses of backing pro-russian fighters in the east and went on to prays soldiers we spoke to a former ambassador to russia and he said the event are as much about russian nationalism as by remembering the war. >> it's used by the regime in moscow to glorify russia and not everybody who contributed to the victory. it's treated as though it was russia alone who defeated the germans, to whom they were allied at the beginning of the war. it's being it's torted into a narrative of -- distorted into a
narrative of russian pride, when it should be a lesson to us all in avoiding war, overcoming difficulties that lead to war. >> still more to come - including doctors without borders evacuated from south sudan, as warnings of eminent attacks arise. >> yes we'll delivery the referendum on the future in europe. >> reporter: after a surprising victory in the u.k. elections, david cameron looks to the challenges ahead in sport, find out why lebron james was not a happy man during this n.b.a. play-off. in syria international inspectors found traces of sarin gas in research sites used by
the regime coming after activists reported chlorine attacks in idlib. fighting in the area near damascus continued between hezbollah and opposition fighters. >> reporter: it's thought to be a battle of survival. if in the opposition hands, damascus would be next, and would cut off bashar al-assad's stronghold. they are gaining the upper hand with few losses on the battlefield. the syrian says 40 hezbollah fighters were killed. it announced a strategic withdrawal from the area. the army of conquest groups leading. it's one of fighting of a coalition. hezbollah deployed 85% of forces to fight, leaving 15% on the
border with israel. damascus international inspectors found traces of sarin gas and a nerve agent on the sites. samples taken from experts in december and january tested positive. it comes with increased regime attacks in civilian areas, the latest of which was a chlorine attack reported in idlib province, more than 70% were affected. >> we believe the factual record was straightforward and devastating in terms of syrian regime use. as a factual matter, it is true that no one in the international system is mandated to establish attribution for the attacks, and we need to fix that. >> away from the fighting, in the southern city, the opposition is restoring historical sites that have been damaged during the war.
the project involves local organisations is aimed at clearing and restoring the town that has a castle and a roman theatre. a ray of hope in a province that a new life without war may be possible. opposition fighters killed at least 15 syrian soldiers in guta on the outskirts of damascus. rebels say they booby trapped a building used as an army post. dozens of soldiers were injured. there has been heavy fighting in the area 55 inmates and 12 police men have been killed during a prison break in diyala prove gyms. -- province. more than 50 inmates are missing. police are searching for them. the prison holds around 300 inmates the w.h.o. or the world health organisation declared liberia ebola free. now this is a country hardest hit by the outbreak in december 2013. health officials warn against
complacency as new cases are reports elsewhere in the region. >> reporter: these students are the picture of health as liberia is declared ebola free. the virus has not been seen in this country for 42 days, twice the incubation period. >> i lost my father to the deadly ebola virus. now i see my country getting back to normal. i'm happy i'll see my friends play, joke, shake hands. things i have not been able to do for six months. >> the people in neighbouring guinea and sierra leone are still dealing with ebola. the world health organisation says both countries reported nine new cases in the last week. that's the lowest weekly total, this year, but it means ebola is spreading. new cases in sierra leone and guinea puts liberians at risk. >> we know that ebola, on the borders, especially with sierra leone, there are a lot of entry points
in liberia from sierra leone, and guinea. >> reporter: the disease killed nearly 11,000 people since it was first detected more than a year ago. people with ebola get fevers, diarrhoea and often bleed internally. the virus spreads through bodily fluids and kills around half the people that it infects. there's no known cure for ebola, but a vaccine has been quickly developed over the past year. trials on healthy volunteers show it's safe and has been used to protect frontline workers in guinea. >> like with many fatal diseases that are relatively contagious we rely on a vaccine, trying to avoid catching the disease is what will help the most. >> the who has been criticized for being slow to respond to the outbreak, despite warnings from groups like doctors without borders, who dealt with the early cases.
there are still lessons to be learnt in the health communities. doctors in liberia are feeling confident. >> if it happens that we have an upsurge of cases coming back, it means that would be a new outbreak, which we don't wish for. but if it should come, from the case management point of view, we are very well prepared. >> reporter: 4,700 people died from ebola in liberia, more than any other country. it has now got rid of the disease, and although there's a threat of a new outbreak, people are hopeful they have seen the end of the ebola in liberia let's hear from the liberia country director for oxfam. >> i'm hoping that these lessons will lead us against another outbreak to better prepare ourselves and deal more positively. we know the national leadership
will demonstrate the true country and in liberia here. we know na in understanding and taking care of this disease taking a lead in accepting this as their part their part of the contribution of getting rid of the disease. massive mobilization from the community, support for the community of human being. it's important. we know in liberia, four months, nine case to come to zero. nine cases now. probably take them four months to succumb to zero. in both countries it needs to involve communities. they are the first people. and then leadership and support of international community. hopefully in a couple of months if liberia is the standard, we should see zero in those
countries. >> doctors without borders says it had to evacuate international staff from the town of leer in south sudan. due to concerns of an imminent attack and says it's gravery concerned about the -- gravely concerned about the impact of people and medical facilities. last year the hospital in leer was burnt and looted during attack. >> fight and looting is close to leer, where we run a hospital. we had to evacuate the staff as a precaution and cease medical services. we estimate that the population benefitting from the services in the hospital is around 200,000. this year alone we carried out 25,000 consultations. at the time of the evacuation we had more than 30 patients in the hospital. we treated more than 2,500
children this year alone. so the medical needs in the area is great. the hospital is the only secondary health care facility chile's president is choosing a new cabinet after asking all members to resign on wednesday. michelle bachelet's approval ratings is at an all-time low after a string of scandals. michelle bachelet's son resigned as head of a government charity on wednesday because of allegations of influence pedalling protests are expected in guatemala, calling for the president to quit. the vice president resigned after a top aid was linked to a multi-million production scandal. victoria gatenby reports much >> reporter: thousand of guatemalans celebrated the vice president's resignation in the capital guatemala city. it was the culmination of weeks of progress. -- protests. anger and frustration that had been directed to the ruling
party was replaced by chants and cheers. it was called a victory for the people. it was announced by the president and said it was a brave decision. >> after talks, i reiterate courageously made the decision. what i think is everything had its time. their are processes that i insist should be followed. there are processes established by law and should be respected. the vice president's private secretary is alleged to be a leader of a scam. investigators issued a warned for his arrest when he was on a trip with the vice president. when she flew home she held a
media conference denying wrongdoing. they called on congress to remove and pave the way for legal action against her. others were implicated, including the head of the tax authority. when the president was elected in 2011 he promised to combat crime with an iron fist. and this suggested limited success. ited success.
arrived in the capital islamabad. military chiefs and government officials gathered to pay their respects. the wives of the indonesian and malaysian ambassadors were also killed. the pakistani air force said a technical failure caused the crash still to come. with the formation of israel's right wing government we ask palestinian students what it do mean for their success. we hear from a mother who hasn't seen her son in years in sport, why this is such
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hello, you are with al jazeera, these are the top stories, saudi strikes in yemen strikes close to the international airport in sanaa. saudi arabia offered houthi rebels a 5-day truce, but only if they agree to end fighting starting tuesday. a judge in cairo upheld hosni mubarak's 3-year prison sentence for corruption, but is allowing the former president to go home as he has spent time in detention, and more recently in a military hospital russia is marking 70 years since the defeat of nazi germany. most western leaders snubbed the parade in protest at the fighting in ukraine. >> reporter: a day after the election results came in and
the u.k. is taking in the news that the conservatives defied predictions and won a majority and three leaders resigned. let's go live to simon mcgregor-wood, in london a lot for britains to take in but i imagine today they'll look closely at what has been promised by david cameron, particularly on a referendum, whether to stay in europe or withdraw. >> that's right. this is something that david cameron was in a sense forced to concede to his own party. he is the leader of the conservative party, after all, a party with a notoriously vociferous euro skeptical element to it. one that has caused previous conservative prime ministers, leaders of the party all sorts of trouble. he was backed into a province of
granting the british public a referendum of whether or not this country should stay in the u.k. what he has to do now, and most say he should do it quickly, and see what kind of renegotiations he can get, so that he can come back and tell members of his own party and the british public look what a great deal i have netted let's vote to stay in the e.u., most think he personally wants to stay in the e.u. the challenge is whether he'll get enough concessions on the hot topics like immigration, welfare, control of borders to satisfy all these angry potentially trouble-making tory mps on the back benches. that is the big challenge. >> indeed. there must be waves of
apprehension rippling across europe what do you think the mood will be among the european leaders and institutions with whom he'll have to seek leverage. >> i think they were probably as surprised as the british electorate were because of the result. everyone in brussels probably believed the polls. now they have a conservative government albeit a slim majority committed to the referendum thing. interesting, therefore, that within 24 hours or less of the result becoming clear he had messages of congratulations from donald task and jean paul jonker the two top men. jean paul skeptical about reform, saying we are happy to listen to your proposals for change and welcome your
administration and look forward to meeting and discussing those. similar messages. june 25th the next e.u. leader's summit and that's when many are expecting david cameron to lay out the wishlist if you like to the e.u. on the things they want to change. interesting to see what other support he gets from angela merkel and the dutch and the finns, people quite supportive of at least the principal of a change and loosening of e.u. rules. clearly it's a big issue for him, and one that he's already thinking about thank you very much indeed. our correspondent live in london. >> the u.s. presidential election may be a year and a half away. the race is hotting up. white house correspondent patty culhane looks at the contenders.
>> it's more than a year and a half away, but candidates are on the trail. >> we've come to take our country back. >> reporter: being nice to children. shaking hands and asking for votes. touting their past experience. so far there's a senator. this one and this one. and, of course, the senator turned secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> don't you some day want to see a woman president of the united states of america. [ cheering ] >> reporter: it seems likely there'll be more than a few governors jumping into the race. who has the edge? historically there's not one clear path. there has been 44 presidents so far. 17 have been governor of state: 16 were u.s. senators like: having senate experience can be a negative. >> do you want me to talk? >> reporter: trying to explain
complex vote remember this. this was from john kerry. >> i voted for the $83 million, before voting against it. >> reporter: they have challenges. they can say they have an experience of running a mini version of the u.s., their own state, but they have clear records, and they can be hard to explain. >> i wake up fighting for the people in my state. >> chris christie will have to explain why his state's credit rating has been downgraded nine times under his leadership. some historians believe in the end it matters less what a candidate has done than who they are. >> in a day and age of massive media, you need to be a charismatic figure, the power of presidential personality. people want to think that you are on their side that you touched their lives. >> reporter: the clock has started. the candidates are making sure this time they have enough time
to reach and accomplish that goal. palestinian leaders ruled out resuming peace talks with the government. the coalition formed includes the jewish home party, which was rejected a 2-state solution. it wants to expand the jewish settlement. mike hanna reports. >> reporter: a political science class under way at this university. 61 seats out of 120 formed the israeli government, students are told. if any party left, the government would collapse. under discussion, how the palestinian authority will deal with a right-wing israeli government. >> the most likely option is we'll continue as is. >> among the students opinions are divided about whether they can have a say this their own destiny. >> there's no chance for peace. it's a right wing government aimed at expanding settlements.
there's nothing we can do. >> palestinians should take advantage of the new legal status, going to the criminal court, and expressing objection to occupation by popular resistance. >> we have no option but to unite ourselves. divided we can't stand up for them. >> reporter: at student council elections last month demonstrated the extent to which the palestinians were divided. representatives supporting hamas achieved a clear majority over followers of the p.l.o.'s fatah movement. >> it's not clear to the extent that opinions of students are reflected. in the wider palestinian community. the vote sends a message to the p.l.o. and the palestinian authority that support in a vital demographic is waning. in recent weeks p.l.o. supporters say
there has been a large pa security crackdown in the wake of the vote. speakers have been detained in sweeps throughout the west bank. putting in jeopardy attempts between reconciliation between fatah and hamas. >> if you want to solve the internal problems you need the strategy, basically. we don't have strategy. we don't have an outlook. what are we looking for, forward for - negotiations? we are not going to have negotiations under the circumstances. and the question on campus and further afield, whether the palestinian authority has a role to play at all . >> burundi's main opposition leader registered his candidacy for the presidential election next month. this was the defence minister warned against night-time rallies, following two weeks of violent protests. demonstrators say the president's decision to run for a third term violates the
constitution. 13 people died in the protest. the u.n. security council made an appeal for calm. on sunday the main opposition party, the democratic alliance will have a black leader. observers see the move as an attempt to shake the image of being dominated by white liberals. we have more. >> reporter: south africans know politically things are changing. for the first time the main opposition party, the main opposition alliance will have a black leader how do voters feel about that. >> we are scared of being led by a white western. i don't think it will make a difference. >> reporter: the outgoing leader has been praised for bringing more black neem in the democratic alliance and diversifying the leadership. her departure ushers in a new
group of black leaders. this is a favourite. he's up against an antiapartheid activist. some south africans are not convince the democratic alliance is transforming. is it as six as having a black person as head means more black people will vote for the party. >> some disagree. they have to maintain a perception that it interests white interests. >> to put the black people in front knowing that the white people behind - that they might have that point of view. i'm not sure that that is how i say it. >> i wouldn't vote. not now. >> not in this lifetime. >> not in the next coming lift, hey. >> reporter: suspicions aside, some say it's a good move for the democratic alliance.
>> you really become a significant factor in south african politics a winner of government. they are going to need a black candidate to front their campaign for that significant proportion of south africa. >> some say the political terrain is interesting. analysts say it could be many years before the rule ag african national congress is removed from power. they are still very popular. still to come at al jazeera... ..why kazakhstan is spending millions on cull tur to protect its sovereigty and who is in poll position for the spanish
formula 1 grand prix. a 1 grand prix. two weeks on from the earthquake and the death toll from nepal's devastating crisis has risen to above 7,900. the united nations says it's received a fraction. $415 million appeal for aid. with the monsoon weeks away the need for help is critical. andrew simmonds reports. >> reporter: more helicopters, more food supplies.
after a slow-motion start, demands are gradually being answered. the aid effort is not keeping pace with need. the annual monsoon could mean remote districts like this one, in the north, could be cut off within weeks. in the east. where aid convoys drive through parts of the district, many destroyed villages are dependent on deliveries of food. an extraordinary effort will be made by groups of students giving out food packs. >> some of them are among the poor. weir giving, but they are not getting a real lot of help further down the road, larger amounts of rice are now being issued. bigger problems than food lurk in the gloom. the help sign in the village relates mainly to the shelter. this person shows me what is left of his home. he managed to build a temporary shelter for the family in the rubble. it is inadequate. >> tents are in short supply.
the tremors continue, it is difficult to do anything. >> yet 15km away in the main town, where 10 days ago there was hardly any help, a humanitarian village sprung up. all aid organizations are moving in. nearby drinking supplies are reaching the people. no one is getting materials for shelter. >> it's more than a week since we visited. the situation for shelter hardly improved at all. everywhere you go people are crying out for tin roofs, plastic roofs, tarpaulins or tents. >> there's a long way to go. it's starting to get some momentum now. unfortunately, with the rain it gives us a limited amount of time. >> reporter: back in this village they are living with no sanitation, infrequent water supplies, and the calls for shelter and help are unanswered
as the aid convoys rumble past the military transport plane crashed in spain killing at least three airbus employees, and seriously wounding two others. two other airbus employees on board remain unaccounted for. the crash took place on the edge of seville's airport. spanish officials say the now airbus a400m was undergoing trials at the time of the accident the united states is calling on north korea to refrain from raising regional intentions after a report of a successful media luge. launch. it was reported that kim jong un watched the missile launch off the coast of south korea. pyongyang's use of missile technology is a clear violation
of security council resolutions. 15 fishermen arrived in myanmar after being rescued. a leading company is accused of treating more than 300 menace slaves forcing them to work long hours without pay, beating and housing them in unsanitary continues. florence louie met the family of two men. >> it was poverty that drove her son away, first to thailand and then to indonesia. >> translation: we are a farming family, it is no longer profitable to work on the farm. on the other hand we don't have money to start another business. the farmers were losing money and my son needed to find a job somewhere else. >> this man told his mother he was working on a boat and he would be back in three years. those years have come and gone, without a word from him, until a few days ago.
kt found out her son is safe, after being rescued by indonesian authorities, and will soon return home to myanmar. her son could be one of hundreds of irregular migrant workers, forced to work in slave-like conditions on fishing trawlers, in indonesia. one company used a prison cell to lock up workers. these men, many from myanmar, were paid a pittance and abused, until they were rescued by indonesian officials. her son is among them. al jazeera met him in indonesia, last month where he's awaiting repatriation. it's small comfort for her. she didn't know if he was dead or alive for years. >> i have relied on my two sons. i can't rely on them now. the more i think about it the sadder i become. i wish my younger son comes back soon. >> reporter: all she has to do now is wait. myanmar police and immigration officials are in the midst of confirming identities and
processing documents of hundreds of fishermen. they were rescued in indonesia in april. they are hoping to bring them home later this month. there'll be more men and women hoping to leave home, eager for better playing jobs abroad. despite stories of ill-treatment that compatriots come back with time for the sports news here is andy, what do you have for us. >> a lot happening. nico rosberg qualified in poll for sunday's spanish grand prix first of the season. he is second in the overall title standings, behind his mercedes team-mate. lewis hamilton second. sebastien vettel is the closest title rival, qualifying in fifth. >> i had to sooner rather than later, that's for sure. it's a step in the right direction to winning the race
this weekend. yes, it was a good day in the office for sure. >> barcelona and "real money" in league action this saturday with two points separating the top in spain. leaders, barcelona are about to kick it off. off the back of a 3-0 champion's league win. huge uncertainty for the end of the spanish season. the games suspended from may 16th because of a dispute over tv rights. >> reporter: i don't think that we can get to that point. i think dialogue will win and the whole thing can be solved before a strike. players and the league have arguments chelsea confirmed as english champions, much of the focus is on who can avoid relegation. sunderland picked up an important win. goals from daniel gray and defoe
helping them. three games to go. >> it was very effective. there's only one thing at the moment to get the resultment we were lucky today. we left. sometimes they outplay us. they d well the back five. five other games coming up to full-time. leicester city's great escape. 2-up against southampton. burnley looks to be relegated, even if they beat hull. newcastle will stay above the drop gameway point against west brom lebron james didn't have it his own way in cleveland's game the cavaliers beaten on the buzzer bulls have a 2-1 series lead. james had 27 points, 14 assists to cleveland.
he's having words with joakim noah. both given technical fouls. barely 10 seconds left cleveland tied the scores at three points. it was derrick rose that came through to win it for the bulls, 99-96. game 4 coming up in chicago on sunday. >> i don't mean to sound cocky, but the shots that you want to take as a player, there's opposition, and i'm just thankful and grateful that my team-mates gave me the ball. >> but the game was not won or lost on the play. there were so many other opportunities to win, as well as they did. one more play. we can learn from it. we did everything - we played as hard as we could to get a win. that's all you can do.
>> the western conference semifinal - the l.a. clippers beat the rockets taking a 2-1 series lead. doc rivers able to watch his own son austin score a game high 25 points. new zealand hurricanes recorded a 10th straight win to take the top of the super rugby standings. this win not coming easy, with south african side sharks leading for long periods. this try put ut hurricanes ahead and a couple of late penalties sealing a 32-24 win in golf rory mcilroy remains in contention. the northern irishman hitting a one-under par 71. four shots behind the leaders, and 2-time champion tiger woods just about made the cut. kevin into and jerry kelly the leaders. more sport later. that is it nor now. thank you.
the kazakh government is worried that not enough citizens can speak their own language and is spending millions to project an image of a strong fate. and rich culture. we have this report. >> reporter: if you have ever tried learning a language, you know that songs can help. this course is also keeping alive an ancient oral tradition. the organiser in the pink dress worries that the kazakh language is in trouble. >> translation: we linguists are concerned by the quality of kazakh language that is learnt, not just by ethnic kazakhs, but other kazakhstans. >> reporter: there is a mission
to strengthen not just the kazakh language, but culture. casting is underway to cast a drama marking 500 years in kazakh history, an ord from the president of kazakhstan himself. >> translation: there's no doubt the project about kazakh history breath. to move forward sometimes we need to look back. he's been given a lot of money, but less than a year to shoot a 10-part series. >> reporter: it's all about authenticity, a multi-million project. the first episode to be broadcast in december. it will be in kazakh language. why the urgency. the leadership wants to forge a common national identity, and after ukraine, it is anxious about its own sovereignty. in multi-ethnic kazakhstan many
don't speak the language, here, i heard russian or a hybrid of the two at these studios. it might not be a solution to the problem, but i showed the linguist a popular music video. >> kazakh girls never through their hair back. she is impressed with the lyrics. [ singing ] psh psh the songwriter is attracting a cult following. that is having unexpected benefits. >> a lot of people said, after listening to my songs, because they want to understand what these singing about. i'm delighted by this. >> if the top down directives won't bring them together.
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