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house three days to give reports on security clearance. and canada says it will allow case againston huawei's meng wanzhou to go a decision china firmly opposes. ♪ anchor: the indian pilot taken captive by pakistan has been released in what islamabad is gesture of peace. wing commander abhinandan back across the border two days after his plane was shot down in the disputed of kashmir. with wagah border wing commander abhinandan varthaman is released his to india two days after plane was shot down.
taken.be mandated particularly because the officer from an airplane. entireuld have put his body under great stress. i am happy to have him back. colonel in ther indian army says the decision to over so quickly has been begrudgingly welcomed by india. >> that doesn't do enough to overcome lingering mistrust, years of mistrust, generated by this pakistan fomented terrorism to the insurgency in kashmir. these are the key issues, kashmir, terrorism. reporter: celebrationsad border are unlikely to last long. as attempts are made to de-escalate tensions between kashmirispakistan,
complain they are caught in the middle and accuse the indian of not doing enough for them over many years. before the pilot's release, funeral in kashmir for a woman killed by shelling between india and pakistan that on wednesday acroross the line of control that divides kashmir. they alwayscomplain suffer when pakistan and india fight. concern aboutd the indian government's policies india kashmir. >> new crop of educated people, have taken to arm themselves. reporter: this former civil servant made news for resigning from his post to protest the at new delhi's policies, which he says are more militaristic, leaving no room for negotiations. no significant imbus from
-- impetus has been there for years. reporter: whoever is to blame the disputedt in region, all these indians want to do for now is celebrate the their pilot. new delhi. anchor: kashmir is living on disputeds of the border and say they're suffering the most. reporter: by car, on foot, the residents here leave in haste. this village on the disputed border area of kashmir, known as control, is typical of many in the area. notling from both sides is uncommon but in recent days, it's increased to levels not two decades and people aren't taking chances. translator: over there, modi is after us.
he keeps saying kashmir. here, the government doesn't do anything. insulted.come we are now wondering, there is no point in living. village: from the alone, 300 families have fled. in surrounding villages, artillery shells have damaged houses. in this village, women and have left but men have stayed behind to defend. >> we stand with the army, we here, a kilometer from the border. anchor: there are similar things happening in indian administered kashmir. military that checkpoint lies the line of border, the effective between pakistan and indian administered kashmir and it's side of thethis kashmiris are scared. people are fleeing from over there. shells from the pakistani side have increased. we pray everyone is safe.
may god protect everyone. powers that the two reconcile so that peace prevails in the region. reporter: those prayers may be in vain for now. both pakistan and india are pushing each other diplomatically and militarily shows signs of backing down. in the disputed region of are feeling people the pain, feeling they're used two nuclearween the armed powers. anchor: going to talk to jeff this, in wa, -- former state department official. is the return of the pilot enough -- not enough to end 50 of disagreement between two countries but enough to calm the situation? for now,probably is precisely because pakistan has an interest, even more than india does, in de-escalation because of the economic difficulties it's having. seen the gulf countries
who are helping bail out ofistan all argue in favor rapid de-escalation but none have mentioned kashmir. ironically, it's actually to hishan, compared counter part, who has been the more controlled of the two in the crisis. anchor: we discussed that earlier. guess,en very sober, i in the whole thing. what do you think -- is that just him thinking i have to be here because of the situation? is but itink it also -- there's another element here. uniquen a really situation. having made a deal with the servicei intelligence and army basically to leave most hands, policy in their while he focuses on domestic policy, in the overall evolution pakistan, which is a great
country in many respects, imran challenge is to nudge power away from them as they begin to understand that they on todo things like hold the network in afghanistan and so there'shis nature that element, as well, but it's still impressive for somebody who is not long in the office and has a lot of pressures. anchor: is the whole situation quote/unquote, victory for narendra modi, a man with re-election coming up in a couple of months? jeff: in a way, and he is a man, so that's one of the becauseof escalation, india might try something else. they seem to be celebrating getting their pilot back but they lost two aircraft. to resolver this moving forward, pakistan has to joshy muhammad and some
of other groups. nuclear weapons yet they do things the u.s. and ussr thed never have done in cold war and that's what the international community is concerned about. anchor: we shouldn't get too far ahead of ourselves because this could flare up again at any time? jeff: it really could but it shouldn't. you've got things like the u.s. one out which is a big surprise. normally the u.s. is right in with secretaries of state, even presidents, getting on the line with both sides. been virtually absent in because thee partly trump administration is so neglectful in state department partly because they're sitting this one out. you've seen the strategy target pakistan in a way no administration has done before
so there's that amateurish in northe've seen korea recently, i should say vietnam. anchor: thank you for joining us. pakistan's foreign minister is theotting a meeting of islamic corporation because india was invited, skipping the in abu dhabi. areshi says india is not member of the organization and shouldn't be there. india's external affairs attending as a guest of honor and wants pressure to that supportntries the terrorism. whoe must tell the states provide shelter and funding to dismantle the to infrastructure of their terrorist camps and stop providing funding and shelter to terror organizations based in country. anchor: here's what's coming up on this newshour.
al-shabaab fighter killed after capital.f in somalia's progressng, decades of against measles could be undone cases arise. whites has -- white house has been given until monday to hand over documents detailing security clearances after reports that donald trump ordered his son-in-law be given a clearance. now.etails reporter: jared kushner's toointment as senior adviser president trump was controversial. the president's son-in-law had nogled business affairs but political experience yet given some of the world's most complex issues to oversee on behalf of
the u.s. kushner failed to report various contacts with foreign officials the russian ambassador to the u.s. on his initial security but wase application granted clearance nonetheless top --lowed him to skew view top-secret information. he could see the president's daily intelligence report and attend briefings. security at the white house was tightened in february 2018 and those with interim clearances allowed to view top secret and above information pending review, including kushner. at the time the president said it was up to the chief of staff kushner's status. president trump: that will be up to general kelly. jared akelly respects lot and he will make that call. reporter: earlier this year, donald trump said the granting of top secret security clearance his hands.was out of president trump: i was never involved with the security. i know that he -- just from know that there was
issues back and forth about security for numerous people, actually. to get involved in that stuff. to the "newcording york times," john kelly felt he was ordered to give kushner that top-secret security clearance and was so worried, he wrote a memo to that effect. house counsel, don mcgahn, also put the concerns writing. the white house says it doesn't comment on security clearances cohen'sowing michael testimony this week about how donald trump acts towards subord nantz, there are questions. but congressional democrats are pursue this further and demanding answers as to what derogatory information had on kushner that made them reluctant to give him clearance. reportsve been multiple
that various foreign powers china and mexico have been intercepted having private their hopens about to exploit kushner's inexperience and business debts to their advantage. kushner himself has been in the middle east this week as he his long touted deal of the century for the region. friday's news will be another authority. al jazeera, washington. boston,with us from massachusetts, a former deputy national intelligence officer -- for transitional threats with the c.i.a. us. to have you with the first thing i'd like to broad brush with you first is security clearance. what is it about it -- what is the access that you get that difficult to get one in the first place? the patrol process of getting -- process of getting one? glen: the access that you receive depends on the level of
the clearance under it can go up to what we call compartment that's well above top secret, more restricted than that, and that will be satellite intercepts or human sources or technical measures -- very thatleged information would be compromised, not just the information, but the means of acquiring it, if there were ever a leak. so that's what you get. how you get it depends on your character and on the vulnerability that you are for compromise, for pressure. and in this instance, it would appear that there are both of those categories that were problematic. think the main one, however, is the, of character, because if is open about financial obligations and complication and those,one can address but one can't address lying on an application about contacts foreigners and things like that. anchor: does it just appear to come down to the fact that
said this is my guy, i want him in place, make happen, despite the fact that there were a lot of questions over whether he should have such clearance? glen: well, that's as clear as day, absolutely. you're completely correct. the president ultimately has the say, giveority to carl a clearance, give jared a kamahl a, give clearance and can override the themmendations of bureaucracy. however, it doesn't happen. i'm not aware of any instance when that has happened. even a loyalist and fabulist like michael pompeo deferred to the c.i.a. on this specific jared's clearance. it's only trump that overrode it because he has no one else that careusts and he doesn't about the procedures or the risk of compromise, it would appear.
anchor: so we have a situation where the white house is asked -- i think it's got until monday to hand over documents all of this. what do you expect to actually thisn, given that administration seems to be able to dodge controversies like this least move on from them with, probably another controversy. glen: if the united states were a functioning democracy with checks, balances and rule of law from the presidency on down, then what would happen is that the executive office, the presidency, would hand over the or oblige touested hand over and one would see that the president overrode the recommendations of the bureaucracies and that the bureaucracy were concerned for issues of character and potential compromise but that's live in and iwe think what we'll hear is a claim having corresponded -- fulfilled the requests while also intohem, twisted
an attack on the deep state and partisan opponents of donald trump. i think that's what will happen. time.: thank you for your glen: thank you. anchor: demonstrators in algeria their 81-year-old president pull out of their next month's elections. he's been in power 20 years and plans to run for a fifth term but protestors across the country say he's unfit for the job. most of the demonstrations are there weret confrontations with police. reporter: violent clashes on the algerian capital as peaceful protestors turned violent. hurled rocks at police and tear gas fired back. since last friday, thousands joined rarely seen anti-government protests.
large crowds gathered in algers in the biggest demonstration in country in decades. they're demanding the country's ailing president, abdelaziz bouteflika, withdraw from the election.g the student-led protests have been growing in recent days, 81-year-oldhe leader issued a statement announcing his intention to run a fifth term. algerian journalists have joined demonstrations, calling for greater press freedom and political reform. -- abdelaziz bouteflika was elected in 1999. and rarely seen in public hasn't given a speech in years. here he is in 2017, too frail to cast a ballot without help. demonstrators say he's too week lead. it's believed the country is really run by a group of civilian advisers
successor.to find a abdelaziz bouteflika presided bloodye end of the algerian civil war in 2002 and returned to international decades oflowing isolation but demonstrators say it's time for algeria's longest serving head of state to retire from politics. al jazeera. anchor: we heard from jeremy keenan earlier, visiting professor from queen mary's school of law, who tell us these theests are about more than president's age. >> this is where a lot of the international press have got it wrong. they have said people do not want a dying man in the presidency. that's quite true but that's really just the manifestation of this, the focusing point of it. wantthey want is they massive, dramatic change. they want to get rid of this peacefully.fully
that's repressive regime increasingly corrupt. it's referred to as a mafia state. people have had enough of it and it. to get rid of the question is how do they do it? they can't do it by uprising because the regime is very violent so they're acting at the moment with extraordinary responsibility. these demonstrations we've seen the last three weeks on and off but particularly the last week, big demonstrations have extraordinary responsible in terms of not trying to provoke the police, behaving, if an extraordinary responsible manner. but they want to get -- they change. they want big-time change. its want the regime out in entirety and hopefully peacefully. algerian population, million people, 50% of under 40% are unemployed.
you also have a country which is potentially extremely rich. from oil the last 20 years have been at least a trillion dollars. that, at least $300 million are unaccounted for. the looting that this regime has taken from the wealth of the country. know that. they're sick of it. somalia, security forces have shot dead three fighters ending a standoff following a bomb attack at a hotel. severalters held up for hours next to the hotel in mogadishu before being overwhelmed by special forces and theamy. army. killedt 29 people were on the suicide attack on the hotel thursday night. failed thernment has security of the city as they did not stop this attack. see should not be happy to people dying, especially after they fired security experts and anduited young
inexperienced replacements. anchor: a canadian judge will decide next week if a top huawei executive should be extradited to the united states. canada's government approved an extradition hearing for meng wanzhou, the chief financial officer of the chinese tech giant who's under house arrest after being detained three months ago at the request of the u.s. government. huawei face charges of conspiring to violate sanctions on iran. check in with rosalind jordan in washington, d.c. happens, what awaits meng wanzhou in the united states? reporter: well, she broughtcally would be to answer for the allegations brooklyn, new york, which is where the indictments were handed down in january. but that's probably not going to happen very quickly and that's under canadian law, meng
appeal thelity to herrent offer to extradite to the united states to face wire fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud charges that were brought down by the brooklyn u.s. attorney. the ability to appeal. it's widely expected that she she has beennd under house arrest in the thetime, mainly because canadians have that said they andeve in the rule of law they are trying to deal with this extradition request in a that comports with canadian laws. anchor: what sort of problems has this case caused? when i think about it, you've got china, you've got canada, you've got the u.s. and iran involved, trade battles already theg on between china and u.s. at the same time.
reporter: for our viewers who may not be aware, all of these charges go back to the u.s. government's allegation that meng and huawei and several subsidiaries of huawei allegedly inspired to do business tehran in contra vention of u.s. sanctions and in contra vention u.n. sanctions and not only were they doing business in violation of the sanctions but lied to u.s.ly authorities when they were confronted with evidence that they might have been violating those sanctions regimes. case of theis the chinese suggesting that the or attempted prosecution of meng is basically a politically motivated act. they've accused canada of trying to cozy up to the united states by trying to pursue this extradition. some may recall that at least officials in china
were detained right after meng in vancouver back in early december. exacerbated tensions beijing.ttawa and the embassy in ottawa has said it is very much unhappy with the pursue this extradition hearing and it repeated the china government's that this is a politically motivated act, that the facts do not bear out, and that meng should be cleared of the accusations that, huawei be cleared of the accusations as quickly as possible. but because this extradition hearing argument is going to march 6, it'say, fair to assume that tensions the u.s. and and canada on the other hand will not dissipate anytime time soon. latest on meng wanzhou and huawei, thank you. still ahead for you on the
newshour, the mediator in chief, south korea's president, vows to alp the united states strike nuclear deal with north korea. and fears over the impact of on science. and former manchester united star makes a positive start to in asia. anchor: it may now be march but winter prevails in the u.s. northeastern states, great lakes back to the plains, cold enough to drop snow and california, the story has rain andge amount of snow but the rain principally producing flooding and more to come on saturday. line that runs across
york.do and towards new the cold is to the north, .inking slowly south it's bringing snow south with it, as well. almost as far south as kentucky. certainly up towards d.c. so huge amounts of snow. dropping.es minneapolis minus 16. high ofdropped to a minus 3 on sunday. winter's not finished with the u.s. at all. caribbean seeing slow changes. more cloudy, showers more likely in jamaica and cuba and increasingly costa rica, nick rog with a a -- hondorras.nd the shape of rain, bolivia, brazil, sao paulo, where rain has been heavy.
anchor: these are our top stories. the indian pilot taken captive been released. islamabad is calling it a gesture of piece. wing commander abhinandan varthaman walked back across the his plane days after was shot down in the disputed kashmir region. thousands have rallied presidenteria over abdelaziz bouteflika's run for a fifth term. police fired tear gas at the protestors but the demonstrations were mostly peaceful. begun the process of -- canada has begun the extraditing a top huawei executive to the united states. accused ofu is conspiring to violate sanctions on iran. in the last few minutes, we've
had a development in the u.s.-china trade situation. a tweet from president donald who says, i've asked to remove allmediately tariffs on our agricultural products based on the fact that along nicely with trade discussions. he went on to say, i did not their second round of tariffs, 25%, saying this is farmersortant for our and me. asking china to remove all u.s. agriculture products because he believes things are progressing well in the trade talks between the two countries. the venezuelan opposition leader hisn argentina on diplomatic mission to shore up latin american support for the removal of maduro. paraguay earlier isrsday, -- friday, guaido
seeking backing for a transition of power in venezuela. the u.s. is upping pressure, imposing new sanctions and revoking visas of senior venezuelan officials because of maduro's crackdown on western aid. u.s. envoy says he's concerned whether guaido will be able to return safely. on russia andlled china not to undermine americanests. support of russia and china for the maduro regime regime.he i don't think you're going to see large amounts of additional by either russia or but there -- their political support, diplomatic support, helps the regime. argumentve made the unsuccessfully to date to both russia and china that they're
helping themselves, that is, thehey're concerned, or to degree they're concerned, is about the recovery of moneys they have lent or invented, a venezuelan economy will never be able to repay those amounts. only a venezuela in recovery able to do so and that won't happen under the maduro .egime anchor: competing theories over broke down between the american and north korean vietnam.n north korea says it only asked relieftial sanctions while president trump says it asked for full relief. jong-un has stayed on in vietnam meeting with the as his's president isolated nation needs all the friends it can get with the s now likely to stay in place following the summit.of the
what's happened has been a textbook example of the benefits drawbacks of top-down face-to-face diplomacy. kim togetherp and last year in singapore worked. rapport and moved the world back from the brink of nuclear war. hanoi, relying on the two leaders to conduct complex issues ofns on the north korea's nuclear program and wide ranging global sanctions wasn't a success. the north korean leader took a for allsition calling the most recent sanctions to be too far for the u.s. president trump: we had papers but it wasn'tgned appropriate. i want to do it right. i'd rather do it right than do it fast. reporter: an expert on the korean peninsula told me why he kim pushed hard to get so many sanctions lifted early in the process. anthe north koreans see
opportunity during the trump presidency to achieve some goals they really wouldn't expect to see with a quote/unquote normal president in the white house so for them there is a little bit urgency and of course sanctions relief is a relatively urgent matter in north korea. tworter: there have been simultaneous diplomatic processes. south korea's diplomacy with the led the way at the winter olympics almost exactly one year withnd when u.s. diplomacy north korea faltered at the end was moon jae-in of south korea who rescued things. boarding air force one and leaving vietnam, the first person president trump phoned was president moon. it's clear south korea is now being given the job of cleaning up this mess. al jazeera, hanoi. anchor: south korea's president
he will help washington and p'yongyang reach a deal on denuclearization. the jae-in was speaking at 100th year anniversary of the independence against japan. oforter: it's a source national pride for all koreans, upking the day people rose against the japanese who once ruled the korean peninsula. this 100th anniversary was going to be especially significant coming after what was meant to be a successful hanoi summit between the u.s. and north korea. oflt moon jae-in's hopes improving relations with the north dealt a blow but he remainingb optimistic. summitsecond north korea built moreietnam, trust. my administration will cooperate with the united states and north to help their talks reach
complete settlement. reporter: the south koreans have hoping that a lifting of sanctions would allow them to embark on joint economic the north.th and southboth north korea, this day allows all koreans to celebrate their collapsestory but the of the hanoi summit leaves their shared future more uncertain. >> it was my dream to go to korea where my parents are from so this has left me heartbroken. south korea was hoping for an agreement. yesterday.pointed >> i hope trump and kim will tot again and that will lead peace on the korean peninsula. inorter: state run media north korea reported the failure of the summit to reach an agreement but was still positive in tone. remaining positive, too, president moon, now back in his familiar role as mediator between the u.s. and north korea. jazeera, seoul.
anchor: to syria where chlorine used as a weapon in the town of duma but an investigation doesn't layack blame. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons found reasonable grounds the toxic chemical was used but was responsible. toa was the final target regain control of damascus from opposition fighters. the townups gave up days after the attack last april. kurdish forces in syria say about to launch the final push against iso in their last fight against the country. leftd 40,000 people have the territory in the past three months. european union members have blocked a proposal to black list for lax controls on
money laundering and financing terrorism. 20 countries are on the list including saudi arabia and four u.s. territories -- virgin islands, rico.an samoa and puerto the trump administration and lobbied against the list calling it politically motivated. the rejection of the proposal be formally adopted until next week. a spokesperson for the united says e.u. member states were consulted before it was published. direct at the a center of financial crime and securities studies, says regulations are increasingly used as a foreign policy tool. i think countries are realizing that coercion through financial means, whether hard as we see around the world or perhaps more subtle countriesesignating as a money laundering threat, of powerful tools, tools
international coercion so i think as people realize this is tool, they're going to increasingly use it. the interesting thing, we're union countries voting against the united kingdom in this case perhaps because of the trade ties and some of theies with countries that are on the list. leaders are going to have to make a judgment, do they value integrity of the european financial system more or less than the investment operated around the world and we have seen in the last 12 to 18 months that europeanrity of the financial system is very poor, danskaandals like the bank scandal. so they're trying to protect the from dirty money from outside the union. anchor: saudi activists arrested on accusations of undermining security and harming national last year will be put on trial. prosecutors say they've areleted investigations and
preparing court referrals. rights groups say the cases female mostly detained activists who campaigned for the right to drive. argentinian president has been cleared of involvement in a cover-up after a 1994 bombing that killed 85 people. but the court jailed the now retired judge who led the investigation into the attack on the jewish center along with a intelligence chief. iran was blamed for carrying out deniesbing but volvement. involvement. 25 years they demanded justice. they accused the argentine state them.ling the prison sentence issued gave longsomething they had been after. this man's wife was killed in the attack on the community argentina. >> i have a bit more peace now because we knew we were being lied to. ignored the victims.
for them, it was about politics and trying to hide what happened. they destroyed all the evidence so we don't know whether anything they say is true. 1994 attack was worst terrorist attack. 85 were killed and more than 300 injured. argentine judges claimed iran was behind the attack, a charge long denied. but the cover-up operation carried out by the of then president menem has prompted even more questions about what really happened. during the trial, prosecutors that aed to prove $400,000 bribe was paid to a police informant. witnesses were coerced and there was a failure to investigation t the syrian lead that involved a clolose friend f who was originally from syria. acquitted in the
trial. -- son was asound victim in the attack. >> i'm not happy with the results. the sentences were too short and menem was acquitted. i was hoping for a lot more because they harmed the investigation. oury day that passes, chances of seeing justice become small. reporter: this sentence confirms not only members of the administration of carlo menem but alsohe 1990's prosecutors and a judge were involved in misdirecting the investigation into the attacks. some of the relatives are saying they're hoping a new investigation will begin now that will help them shed light ago.what happened 25 years the investigation has been with irregularities. theosecutor investigating case appeared with a shot in the head four years ago. lawyers say the trial sends a to the argentine judiciary who has been accused of being driven by political
motives in the past. >> this is a message to the justice system that everything that has gone wrong cannot happen again. cannot invent false cases, you cannot coerce witnesses, cannot bece officers involved and it happens all the time. reporter: thursday's sentence does not help those who lost their loved ones find closure. but it certainly shows the the argentine state in finding the truth. jazeera, buenos aires. anchor: a global surge in the measles cases is posing a threat to children, a warning coming from the u.n.'s agency. it says in 201898 countries reported -- in 2018, 98 countries reported a major rise measles. 10 countries reported 3/4s of that surge, including ukraine and france. according to the world health 136,000 people
died from the virus last year. the global health body blamed it called vaccine hesitancy. more from thes united nations. >> it's a disease more ortagious than ebola influenza, but can be prevented availablee, readily vaccine. and yet, in a number of countries, including some once measles-free, cases of the disease are on the rise. unicef and its partners are supporting governments to reach millions of children in the globe.round measles is a highly contagious an important, cause of death among young children globally despite the effective,y of safe, inexpensive vaccines. health workers contend that the increase in the cases of the disease is a direct of successful vaccination campaigns in the past. relaxed andlt, we
the population thought the vaccination was not necessary so uptake in vaccinations dropped which means the number of vaccinated population declined and we lost protection. reporter: in a number of opposed tome are vaccinations for personal, or medical reasons. this is the case in oregon in the u.s., described as an anti-vaccination hotspot. last month, health officials emergenciesublic after at least 50 cases of measles were confirmed in january alone. situation is more critical in war zones like yemen aree diseases like measles made worse by widespread malnutrition. 16,000 cases of the disease were reported last year. children died. yet despite the ongoing conflict there, more than 11 million children were vaccinated last month alone. beginning, in a
teach. city of cambridge, for example, who voted to stay. is a team effort because it works well with two people. slamgrof, originally from germany, is teaching the next generation of the elite.fic he's lived in the u.k. since at cambridgeed university for more than 20 years. the prospect of brexit has left feeling depressed about what the future may hold for the scientific community and society as a whole. important people have left. other people who will normally would have come to take up jobs coming. not students are worried. some students are worried about coming. get increasingly questions about what does it mean for us. yet, the greatness of british english as anfrom international language and therefore inviting in people and the interface of different ways of thinking come together. are creative.ou
reporter: 73% of people in cambridge voted to remain in the e.u. in 2016. many people from all over the world live here. has one ofent and the fastest growing local economies in the u.k. this part of cambridge saw the highest percentage of remain voters in the u.k., in part down the large student population who live here. future insideheir the e.u. cambridge, of course, is steeped but it's developed a multi-billion dollar science and technology sector. its springboard staff are designing life-saving medical sold globally, but a large customer base in europe. keeping trade as open as possible in a post-brexit world is vital to the sector. paying customers come to us because we're the best what the we do and we can solve their really quickly and effectively. if that becomes slightly slower slightly less good, slightly
hassled, they've got a lot of other choices. reporter: many here hope brexit can be avoided. with just a month to go, they time is running out. in cambridge. anchor: time for your sport. roger federer is proving his longevity. the 37-year-old is now just one away from clinching the 100th title of his career. swiss star at the dubai championships to reach the finals. the 20-time grand slam champion won the match in straight sets in just over an hour. federer is aiming to be the second man to win 100 titles. connors is the only other player to have the feat. tsitsipas inface
the final. >> a tough match tonight and he won last week in marseilles, has had a great couple of weeks. can play a little bit better than i did in melbourne but i think it's going to be he's got the confidence right now. tsitsipas is from greece and star on the circuit, he's aiming for back-to-back titles after winning in marseilles last week. sebastian battle set the fastest time in barcelona, 1: 16: 221. reynolds car stopped on track with an electrical problem. the third reliability issue to
hit ferrari in the last three days. world champion luke hamilton, .003 seconds behind, expects ferrari to really test mercedes new season kicks off march 17. >> this will be the toughest battle yet. so -- this which is exciting for of you and exciting for the fans. as i said, we are currently -- we're not -- ferrari, they're pace is very good at the moment going to beenge is harder than ever. spoke to f1 driver who said title success at long overdue. being successful, it's a good news story for the whole because it's the famous team and also an end dominance, as well.
like mercedes took from red bull a few years ago. a really good impact on formula one. of the has the hopes whole of italy on it, as well. countryortant for the that they're successful. they're tired of not being world successs, after all the with michael schumacher in the 2000's. it's crucial that they end this drought as soon as possible. last fiveave won the championships for a reason and i confidencecan take in the fact that last year they did out-develop and catch ferrari last season. think there will be concern after last year, slipping behind that it's begin with, a similar story this time around. >> players from pacific island are considering boycotting this year's rugby in japan.
tongawould exclude samoa, and fiji. the proposed annual competition nations ande six rugby championship teams plus japan and u.s.a. by plan has been criticized the captains of england and new tearan, owen farrell and reid. taking into account the west of players -- welfare of players. oxfordtmund beaten by 2-1. the results mean bayern munich go level with them on points if they win on saturday. winmund are trying to germany's top division for the first time since 2012. real madrid manager expects his team to be sharper in front of goal, getting ready to host barcelona for a second clasico inside a week. managed 14 shots but only
four were on target. this time they'll face off in la liga with real sitting in third. who points behind barca topped the table. >> some of the chances that go in have gone in didn't but this is football. that's the way it is. the sameant to say things i did the other day but we do have another chance. theher chance to score shots. marwenhester united star faliney scored the winner on shangdong as they beat beijing 1-0. signed him for a reported $13.2 million in february. spent five years at trafford but had fallen out of favor as united's caretaker manager. >> physical, challenge. holiday.come here for
it's hard. to get hard in training fit. the challenge is difficult year me so have to improve. fans inxcited football australia caused damage to their stadium. of sydneye reaction cameron devlin scored the winning goal, giving in the a-league. their team is closing in on a title. that's all your sport for now. more later. anchor: we are back in just a minutes with more news right here on al jazeera.