tv Weekend News Al Jazeera May 31, 2015 11:00am-12:01pm EDT
>> hello welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. coming up, heavy fighting in iraq's anbar province as isil launches more attacks on government forces. >> helping syrians feed themselves in areas where hunger has become a weapon of war. >> the bodies of 17 migrants have died trying to cross the mediterranean rave at a port in sicily. >> a month after the earthquake,
it's back to school for children in nepal. >> we begin this news our in iraq where fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant have launched a string of attacks. eight isil suicide car bombers targeted a headquarters near fallujah. in a separate assault another turn soldiers hide in a rocket attack on an air base east of ramadi. the city has seen some of the heaviest fighting in recent weeks. we have the latest from baghdad. >> with these attacks, we are seeing isil using car bombs to devastating effect. the iraqi security forces have a problem, iraqi military analysts say that the forces don't have the kind of reconnaissance and intelligence to be able to stop these suicide car bombs in advance.
also some of the weaponry they are using is ineffective against reinforced car bombs and this is something isil are now becoming very very good at. they are splitting iraqi forces in half and are able to attack military bases, as well as civilian targets and military targets. also we're seeing the shelling of air bases where the security forces are base understand. that's not to say that they haven't had suctions, they've taken over towns and villages within anbar using them as a staging post after clearing them of isil fighters for this push into ramadi. they are attacking the outskirts of ramadi from the north. >> shia militias shown to carry
out atrocities in videos are going viral. part of the video which is too graphic to show appears to show a man hanging over an open fire. the militia's say he's an isil fighters. it's unclear whether the fighter is alive at the time. let's talk now to al jazeera's senior political analyst here with me in doha. we've been hearing about these shia militia attacks revenge attacks in certain parts of iraq. if anything, that's just helping fuel the sectarian violence that we've seen growing. >> exactly. it's not the sort of random individualistic every once in a while kind of thing. it's becoming a pattern and that's a problem. that usually comes after the civil war that taken a bit of a time because usually civil wars let's say the two, 300 civil war that is took place
since second world war there's a pattern to them. either they end quickly or start to go on a protracted path and when they do, they get ugly along the way. the moral fabric of society breaks down. people are willing to do anything. it's always end justifies the means. the ends justify the means and people are ready to do whatever, and that is a problem. >> is the country in it now? >> the country moved toward it last month. at one time, we saw a possibility of change in the mood in washington and tehran. there was a new prime minister in baghdad. there was going to be a change in the attitude towards the sunnis. there was going to be national reconciliation. they were going to take the political path that will lead to ending the security breakdown however none of that worked out. there is no political solution on going today in iraq. there is no atmosphere, if you
will of reconciliation. if anything, the hatred is deepening. as i said that kind of a schism with a protracted civil war with the violence going on is going to lead to more of the moral breakdown we are seeing in iraq today. >> and it will continue to syria. we've got isil moving there too. you've got the same players the same regional players involved. >> that's right. isil in so many ways is both indigenous but also foreign fighters and a lot in syria and iraq consider it a foreign occupation in so many ways. it blurred the borders between iraq and syria. it controls large territories on the border and off the border between iraq and syria. what we're having now is not just a classics of a war meaning something happening within two communities. what is happening, they are both in iraq and syria is a lot of it is by proxy. we're seeing regional and
international powers coming in, financing, supporting, arming those kind of groups, so we have the complexity of the situation within, we have a sectarian conflict and a proxy. that complicates war. >> warring times. thank you. >> thank you. >> in yemen there's been more heavy fighting between houthi and pro government forces in taiz. a houthi leader was killed there and at least four civilians. ago the border with saudi arabia a saudi border guard has been killed and several others wounded in shelling by houthi rebels. >> east african leaders are urging burundi president to delay elections set for february that he didn't join the summit. those at the summit are call for an end to the violence after weeks of anti-government protest. the demonstrations were
triggered after the president said he would seek a third term in office. patricia is author of the book gender and genocide in burundi and joins me from oxford. why do you think he would not turned up in tanzania. what is he frightened of hearing, possible possibly? >> i think obviously the previous coup, attempted coup which take place when the president was in tanzania for the east african community summit might have prevented him from attending and it's difficult to know whether in fact if a coup was to have taken place while he's out of the country, whether he'll be able to return as in during the last coup. >> you wonder what it is that those leaders who are there the regional leaders trying to bring peace to burundi will be able to add that this fine mick,
considering many of those leaders are seeking a third term if they haven't had more than three. >> i think the key issue is obviously providing urgent humanitarian assistance to the refugees who are on the borders of tanzania, within the borders of tanzania and the d.n.c. that is critical, because a cholera epidemic of significant proportion would spell disaster for the burundians and for the people in neighboring villages. secondly of course, there is the issue of long term stability in the region, and but support i hope they would have been able to persuade the president to withdraw his presidency, because his presidency has been marred by repression of opposition forces, and attempts to prevent the freedom of speech, freedom of political expression in
burundi. >> do you think a delay of the elections could help the refugee humanitarian crisis that you were talking about and the politics? we heard in the last couple of minutes or so that the president spokesman tweeted that the president is considering delaying these elections. >> i thank you very much the delay of the elections is obviously very important. free and fair elections cannot be conducted conducted under the current climate, so postponement of the elections is essential. peace has to be secured in the country in order for the refugees to be able to return and in order for democratic elections to take place. post importantment is a start. >> thank you for your time, patricia daley. >> much more to come here on the
news hour. the eu hits out at russia after it issues a travel ban against european politicians. >> i'm andrew simmons reporting from chernobyl where there's a funding crisis over this massive new structure that's meant to make this place safer. >> russia's football president dismissed by his own union. we'll tell you why. >> the u.n.'s agency dealing with hunger says nearly 10 million people in syria are in need of assistance after four years of war but a lack of security funding and access means its proving hard to help everyone. there's a new scheme underway designed to help syrians help themselves. >> this urban farmer is helping to provide food for a few of the many hungry people in syria. it was set up in aleppo eight
months ago. around 30 families get a regular supply of eggs. others have the option of buying into a cooperative that make a living off the farm. >> the aim of this project is to achieve food security for aleppo a means of protection if a blockade is imposed on the city's liberated areas. >> it's funded by the foundation a u.s. based charity. they provide what they call smart aid finding the most impactful way to help syrians based on their request. >> of course it creates food security for syrians. it creates the kind of food security and general life security for the people that we serve. that's why we are so passionate about giving this kind of smart aid. >> people without food in war zones are vulnerable not just to malnutrition but exploitation. in this group nusra front hand out food to people, part of a campaign to win them over. the world food program is
providing aid to 2.45 million people in syria each month. because of the war many areas of inaccessible to the world food program. it can't get into the eastern parts of the country including douma and yarmouk and only to reach others near aleppo. >> some people resort to eating whatever's available like in yarmouk refugee camp, one of the many places blocked from food supplies and aid. >> in syria what we're searing is two types of tactics using food as a weapon of war. the first is that parties are con if i say dating the food production and food distribution services so that includes farms and markets. the second is that they are impeding access to humanitarian aid. >> the farmers in aleppo with the help of international donors have created something more
sustainable. there are more than four these people who need more food in this neighborhood alone. at least with this project a growing number of people know where their next few meals are coming from. >> al jazeera. >> a human rights activists freed by egypt saturday has arrived back in the united states. the egyptian american was arrested in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison. the police came looking for his father a muslim brotherhood member but arrested him instead. he has refused solid food for over a year. >> lawyers for the outlawed party are pressuring cairo to get rid of the death penalty. a lawyer is making submission to the african commission on human rights saying egypt needs to improve its rights record. >> the submissions are not just about the death penalties they're also about the unfair trial produces that led to the death presidents, the wide acts
of repretty good by the egyptian government the detention of fort thousand people, the torture which is systemic in the prison system. this is what the complaints are about. we've been presenting this argument for over a year, but primarily to the african commission. the egyptian government has been responding engaging with the process, in that it's been sending us their reply. >> the bodies are 17 people have arrived at port augusta on the italian side of sicily. they were found during one of the large scale operation to say save migrants in the mediterranean sea. more than 5,000 people have been rescued since friday. >> for those migrants who make it to europe, it doesn't be always mean the end of their journey to a better life. al jazeera met up with a groove of eritrean migrant. they told of their escape and hopes for the future. >> it's a moment she's been longing for the chance for a new life away from the turmoil
she was born into. her journey started across the sea, 4,000 kilometers away in eritrea. it took her nearly three years to reach the shores of europe. it's a world away from where we first met in the detention center in libya. it was a few weeks ago. she is the girl at the back in white and orange, tense and silent. there were no smiles at the time. >> the prison was awful. we knew nothing. where we were for how long, i was thinking all the time what will i do, where will i go, how. i thought it was the end. >> the day you came to visit, we were happy. we were hoping you could get us out but next day they took is to tripoli. they put us in a building. we were not allowed out until we paid. when we got the money we paid the sea smuggler 2,000 and he paid the guys at the prison and
we left. first, we walked in the sea. the water was up to my chest. then we got on a small boat, and then we reached the big boat. >> on her third day in italy by coincidence or perhaps fate, we meet again by that the sidewalk in front of a reception center for newly arrived migrants. with her some of the other girls who were also held in misrata, now travel companions, they melt in the urine knee through the sahara desert, they gave each other courage then and now are making their baby steps together. she is seven months pregnant. her final destination is holland. she says that some are still held in tripoli. they don't have money to pay for the bribe to be freed or for the smugglers to make the sea crossing. soon, she will be on the move again. she wants to reach her cousin,
who's already in denmark. >> i found europe just like i dreamed it. my country is nice. if there was no war, i would have stayed there but there is no work. i still don't know how i will travel there are other people. i might travel with them. then i will study first learn the language, and then work. any job whatever will give me some money. i have nothing now but i am happy. i am out of libya. here i can walk around, even sleep in the street. no one attacks you. here, there is peace and safety. >> at the moment, her most prized possession is this piece of paper filled with phone numbers. along with lots of hope that her dream of a new life could finally come true. al jazeera rome. >> eight fine politicians and security officials from the
european union have been banned from traveling to russia. the move is said to be in response to e.u. sanctions imposed on russia and similar travel bans over the situation in ukraine. stephanie decker reports. >> members of the european union called a new travel ban arbitrary and potentially harmful to negotiations over ukraine. the german foreign minister said russia should have warned the affected people. >> at the very least those concerns should have been informed about the reservations against them or at least those lists should be made public. at a time we are trying to diffuse a dangerous conflict in the middle of europe, this does not contribute towards that. >> among the europeans banned from travel to russia are the secretary general of the european council in brussels. he is due to take over as foreign affairs advice or to german chancellor angela merkel. there are 14 poles on the list
and the head of domestic security agency m.i.5. there's also the former belgian premier who leads a liberal group in the european parliament and the head of the swedish target authority. >> we have asked for an explanation from the russian side. we understand it is a response to the eu list. that one gives the reason certain names are on the list. >> the russian foreign minister confirmed the travel ban was imposed in response to e.u. sanctions and similar travel bans against russians. introduce the after moscow took control of i'm mia last march. since then, at least 6,200 people have died in eastern ukraine where pressure separatists and government forces are fighting for control. al jazeera.
>> sergei said the travel ban is not simple retaliation. >> what i find striking i guess that this particular decision was taken just weeks before crucial e.u. summit, which has to decide on the future of sanction policy. it has expanded the sanction, which was imposed last year for one more year, or to abandon it. it seems that russia is feeling e.u. weakness. already inside e.u. are a group of founders not happy with sanctions. it seems e.u. now is scared, so russia is trying to press her and sending e.u. some members of e.u. clear signals thing twice before taking the decision, because it can bite. >> scientist say funds are needed to complete a new safety structure at the chernobyl nuclear power plant. an explosion in the site 29 years ago set off a chain of events leading to what has been
described as the world's worst nuclear disaster. we have this report from chernobyl. >> looming above a town where no one lives anymore a new average like structure now dominates the skyline. it's meant to offer herb hope in the long wake of nuclear tragedy left by its next door neighbor, reactor number four. automatic the structure is heralded as a feat of engineering, it still isn't finished. >> you have to walk a good distance back to take it in. this is the biggest movable structure on earth. eventually it will be maneuvered slowly on rails to totally encase reactor number four. the question is when that will happen. >> completion isn't the only issue. a massive funding shortfall has hindered progress. a project manager said it's hardly surprising the budget has been colossal with it being such
a complex and hazardous challenge. >> we have got a huge demand of reactor waste which we removed from this site. it was very dangerous. >> the danger doesn't end there because there's no guarantee the concrete sarcophagus built to box in reactor number foured lethal contents will keep doing its job. scientists assigned to monitor safety are worried. >> the longer this sarcophagus exists the higher the chance it will collapse. its lifetime was only meant to be 25 years. that's already passed. the engineers can't guarantee its stability anymore. >> it's likely that anyone doubting the urgency of this situation would change their view with a walk around the nearby town. this used to be a school in one of many areas evacuated. like the rest of the town, it's
abandoned. 50,000 people had lived here. now, it's the center of a nuclear exclusion zone. it all happened in a few minutes, one explosion. then three decades as one of the world's most contaminated places. there isn't an end in sight. with no one sure how many lives were taken by chernobyl, more than 4,000 documented cases of terminal illness with thousands more suspected. it's a town frozen in time, where an amusement park was about to open. no one got to use it. 29 years on, it's spring, and taking over everywhere, trees in bud that look like the only living things. there's as i stillness and silence. andrew simmons, al jazeera inside the chernobyl exclusion zone. >> school children have returned to classes in some parts of
nepal. it is a month since an earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. thousands of buildings were destroyed, as harry facet reports, teachers are working to make lessons as normal as possible. >> it's a big morning for the children. i want to play board games with my friends. i want to find out what happened to their houses. >> their mothers remind them not to panic if there is another earthquake. >> i know they'll be safe at school but i'm worried. my mind is not at ease today. >> the family's house was one of many to crumble here on the outskirts of kathmandu. schools reassure students that their building has been declared safe but the teachers were
taking no chance. earthquake drills practiced even this a welcome chance for a laugh with friends. across nepal schools were marking an important day. here the principal welcomed his students for more than he was expecting. he offered reassurance they were safe out here in the open. if the ground shook it would be just like dancing. >> their minds are full of fear, but while they're at school, they become engaged in activities and our hope is to help them overcome fear and trauma. >> classes are built of bamboo huts put together in the shadow of the original school building. it is just over here, damage would in the quake. the cracks are visible but they're worst inside. that red sticker means it's condemned. the principle wants the government to act as quickly as possible to bring it down to prevent further threat to the
children that will now be coming to this temporary school. >> 8,500 schools across the country have been damaged beyond repair. many aren't in a position to put on lessons and games but all are asked to do something today to show that the earthquake only interrupted and didn't destroy the education that their children deserve. harry fossett, al jazeera nepal. >> 19 politicians have been killed ahead of elections. >> i'm andrew tomas. on australia's gold coast with a group of people in the north of england, they've come to the other side of the world because they think issues facing them are shared by australia's aborigines. >> in sport we look back at the career of one of the greatest players in the history of women's tennis, who passed away on friday.
anbar. an army headquarters in fallujah was attacked and 13 iraqi soldiers killed by an isil rocket attack on an air base east of ramadi. >> east africa leaders urging burundi's president to delay elections. a summit focused on the crisis in burundi. after weeks of violence, parliamentary election are due to be held friday and presidential elections on june 26. >> the bodies of 17 people have arrived at port augusta on the italian side of sicily, found during rescue praises on friday. that saved more than 4,000 migrants trying to cross the mediterranean sea. >> the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is receiving treatment in hospital after breaking his leg in a cycling accident. kerry was riding in france a day after he held talks with iran's foreign minister in geneva. he's canceled his visit to madrid and paris to return to the u.s. for treatment.
let's get the latest now from our state department correspondent, rosalyn jordan, live in washington d.c. before we get on to the importance of this political implications, how is he? >> well, he's said to be in stable condition. he's still at the hospital in geneva switzerland, where he had been meeting on saturday with the iranian foreign minister and he basically has not lost consciousness, but he is going to need more medical attention than he can get in geneva and so at some point on sunday he's going to be flying book to boston, his hometown, where his surgeon is going to ostensibly take a look at the right femur and decide what's the best way of treating it. it's not clear whether he's going to need additional surgery in order to put the femur back together or whether they can simply put his right thigh in a cast and allow him to recover.
suffice it to say he's physically incapacitated for the time being. >> it sounds painful. what impact is this going to have on the meetings he is due to attend. some of them were pretty important, weren't they? >> well, he was supposed to have meetings with spanish officials ostensibly to talk about the increased deployment of u.s. marines at the naval air base in the southern part that have country. that meeting obviously has to be put off. it's not clear whether or not it would need to be signed into effect right away. certainly what's more important at least for the secretary's schedule on this trip, was tuesday's meeting in paris where he was going to meet with other foreign ministers to talk about the on going fight against isil and whether enough is being done to try to spread that group's influence. we recently saw in sirte libya the group's ability to try to take over part that have city, so there is growing concern
among the international community about isil's spread. however, we are told by his spokesperson that the secretary will be able to participate in that conference via teleconference from boston and that he would be able to give the u.s. full participation just not in person. what does this mean in the long term which is of course the on going talks about iran's nuclear program and the efforts to try to reach a final deal by the end of june? well it really all comes back to his physical condition because while many people break limbs and are able to carry out air travel, it may not be clear whether or not the secretary will be able to do so. he is 71 years old and so, of course he's going to have to listen to his surgeon's odd vice. it raises the question about whether we might now see a more prominent role for the deputy secretary of state anthony blinken. he came onboard at the beginning of this year and while he was
been traveling the world mosing with may be of the same officials that the secretary of state has already met we haven't seen him actually at the fore front. this could be a moment where tony blingen has to step in. >> thank you for that. china reacted angrily to u.s. criticism of wreck clam makes of area of the south china sea. >> rich in marine resources and minerals a third of the world shipping passes through here. the shoreline is shared by eight countries, each with claims to the sea many of which overlap. china's claims are the mows expansive and includes the vast majority of the sea but it's these two small sets of islandles that are the main focus of territorial spats and china's ambitious land wreck clam makes program. satellite imagery shows
construction on, including a large runway, harvest and sea walls, but it is so the south in the spratleys that china's land reclamation has been most responsive. >> they are justified legitimate reasonable. they do not aim to pose a threat to another country. there are fears the chinese government plans to set up an air defense identification zone. this would mean all aircraft would have to ask permission to enter the area. >> at the stroke of midnight on
sunday the u.s. government is set to lose surveillance powers originally granted after the 9/11 attacks. the government says this bulk data collection, the scale revealed by edward snowden was to keep americans safe. >> it's dozens of terrorist events that these have helped prevent. >> we now know that both bush and obama administration officials were not telling the truth. inquire rye after inquiry failed to find a single instance where bulk data collection in the u.s. made a difference to a counter terrorism investigation. not only that, the u.s. second court of appeals has ruled that the entire program is illegal. >> a group led by the senate majority leader supports a temporary extension of the section in its current form. that seems highly unlikely. there are two other possibilities before the midnight deadline. the u.s.a. freedom act has been
mailed as a way to end the government dragnet of private information. the f.b.i. would need a court order to access phone records held by telecom countries. scrutiny of those requests would be enhanced. civil liberties group sky it's a start. >> the law addresses some of the most egregious surveillance. it is a step forward. >> the u.s.a. freedom act passed in the house but failed in the senate by just three votes. a third possibility nothing new is passed. and section 215 simply expires along with all its other provisions beyond phone record collection. the obama administration has been warning of dire consequences if that happens. >> some of the vital and no one controversial tools that we use to combat terrorism and crime are scheduled to shut down on sunday.
>> yet the attorney general's own inspector general appears to contradict that statement. a study of the use of section 215 between 2007 and 2009 found the agent's interviewed did not identify any major case developments that resulted from use of the records obtained in response to section 215 orders. the investigation also revealed that the f.b.i. wasn't just connecting u.s. tax medical education, tax and library records, but suggest would that the instant messages, texts and emails of americans was also monitored. all of this will still be collected under the usa freedom act. calls have grown for to 15 to expire. >> the time is to end this provision of law that has been used illegally and used to violate the rights of every single american. they have to turn to much broad eerie form. >> when edward snowden revealed the scale of the u.s. surveillance on its own citizens
as well as on the world, he was branded a traitor by some politicians, but his actions have success havely brought the u.s. to the brink of reform. al jazeera washington. >> thousands of people across venezuela have taken part in the largest anti-government protests this year. opposition leader called for the day of marches. he's one of two members of venezuela's opposition jailed on charges of inciting silence against the government. >> thousands of guatemalans have protested the government. we have more from guatemala city. >> it's a protest movement that's showing no signs of going away. thousands of people took to guatemala city central park on saturday continuing their demands for an end to government corruption. it's the sixth demonstration in just over a month and proof that peaceful movement can have
a powerful impact. >> the exvice president of guatemala resigned. that's one of our achievements. we want the president to step down too. >> million dollar corruption scandals have fueled the protests. last week, the crisis deepened with the arrest of high level officials for fraud, and the dismissal of several key cabinet ministers. the impact of the mass demonstrations was unexpect, but what is more surprising is that they're happening at all. >> this is the first time in decades that so many guatemalans have put aside their differences and come together to work toward a common goal. with each victory this movement gross stronger. >> the young make up the backbone of the protestors. unlike their parents generation, they have no memory of the country's bloody 36 year civil war. no other desire to be marked by
that pain. >> young people are more open than previous generations who were strongly divided by ideologies. they are more tolerant and open to other social circles of young people. this will create more opportunity in our society. >> people take their protests to the steps of the country's supreme court. only through change of the law they say is a new dawn possible. it is time to renegotiate our social contract. in this way we can reshape the country. >> with presidential elections coming up, many are lobbying to postpone the vote until electoral reformion are pushed through. if that happens it will be one more victory for a movement that's giving guatemalans a flicker of hope. david mercer, al jazeera
guatemala city. >> at least 17 mix ken politicians have been attacked ahead of elections in a week's time. we visited where two candidates have been murdered amidst a wave of disappearances of young men. june face like these are common sites in mexico. those are relatives of the missing. families rarely find them or justice. they come every day to this restaurant across from city hall waiting for authorities to tell them where their loved ones are, something they are unable or unwilling to do. >> on may nine, armed men entered, searching for a rifle drug lord. 14 young men were taken away. the number could be much higher, because many families are too afraid to report disappearances. >> bernardo has little left to lose. >> they've already taken my
three sons. they can come for me, too. we're not afraid of anyone. amidst this wave of violence, the elections just days away. campaigns are in the final stretch. millions are being spent on heavy security. across mexico, 19 politicians have been killed in the run up to the vote. two candidates were murdered, one shot, the other beheaded. >> this plaza was the headquarters for this armed group of men, more than 100 camped out for five days, despite the fact that a raid around them were dozens of security forces who did nothing to stop them. overlooking this plaza, we have a campaign poster for the country's ruling party candidate for mayor who was killed barely a week before this armed men arrived to town. >> he stepped into the race to replace the murdered candidate. undeterred despite the deadly nature of politics. >> i'm not afraid. life has to continue.
development of towns and cities can't be stopped. >> jose diseases two cousins and brother disappeared. authorities think they were killed and dispensed. >> the same tragedy will continue even at the state level, the government isn't it charge. behind him are the people who pulled the strings that have the control. >> bernardo shares the pain of the missing family members and the hopelessness. >> politicians use us so they can have a better life so their children go to better schools. they don't suffer like we do. we don't even earn $5 a day. there is no work, nothing. >> not a slogan for politicians but a sentiment felt by millions across mexico. >> still ahead in sport arsenal celebrates winning a record 12th cup but could saturday be the catalyst for a league title challenge next season? on?
karl is unemployed after a series of what he describes as dead end jobs. >> the worst part is not wanting to be unemployed, wanting to earn your income instead of going up and begging for it every fort night. >> what he learned from australians and what they learned from him will feed into the am academic report. >> this is still impoverishedment and how do those people cope with it. >> they are calling for rights and taken to sites of cultural significance. in june, the aboriginal australians will travel to england for the other part of the exchange. >> the parallel to be found for issues of communities which on the face of it have very little encommon parallels can be found when is comes to solutions.
one community's experience can inspire the other's. >> the cost of exchange is met by universities and public grants but it's not a free holiday. the exchange works out cheaper than most academic conferences and this is real life research, exploring cross cultural parallels with those on the sharp end of change. andrew com mass, al jazeera on australia's gold coast. >> now it's time for sport. >> the russian football union have dismissed their president as a result of long running issues within football in the country. he was voted out by delegates on sunday at a conference in moscow. over half voted in favor of his exit. the 59-year-old faced fierce criticism over his running of the sport during a turbulent three year tenure. >> russian football has a dead of 20 february $000,000. the outgoing penalty was
criticized for signing the national team to a new contract worth $7 million a year. he then went unpaid for seven months. racism has been a major issue with a series of clubs punished over the last 18 months. then there's russia's 2018 world cup. swiss authorities are investigating the circumstances around the awarding of the event, raiding fifa headquarters last week. >> there are reports that seth blatter, the fifa president will be questioned at part of that investigation. at the same time, seven of fifa's leading officials remain in a zurich jail after arrested at part of a second probe into corruption by the united states department of justice. the men can appeal their incarcerations within 10 days of arrest until june 8, but their chances are being allowed out on bail are said to be slim. the united states that until july 3 to submit a formal extradition request. a meeting in berlin next week before the champions league
final, where a potential boycott will be discussed. blatter resumed his presidential duties after reelected for a fifth term. he's due in new zealand in time for the final of the fifa under 20 world cup followed by a trip to canada for the conclusion of the fifa women's world cup. >> indonesia's government accepted responsibility after fifa banned the country from international football. the immediate suspension is due to government interference. the wrong of the.com stock league was begun earlier this year. indonesia won't be able to start qualification for the world up a sentenced asian cup. >> the government isn't ignoring the several strategic steps that must be taken. the government will work together with various related
organizations to affect a blueprint for national soccer reform. >> a team win in saturday's final must be the springboard to a title next season. the gunners have been celebrating in north london after becoming the most successful team in cup history giving them their 12th success in the world's oldest knockout competition. >> in england the competition is very tough and we will of course come back. i believe that we go out feeling we have made progress. in 2015, we have made more points than any other so we're going to continue after a good rest. >> in spain barcelona still on
course. a goal gave barca the lead. a second added before half time. barca went on to seal a 3-1 win. with the la riga and copa del rey titles in the bag the next event is saturday. >> we have two tights already. it will be superb if we conger all three of people. >> one of the most beautiful things about this job is to try to make people happy and also making history once again. >> the first french teen to win a treble. he finished ninth.
joining her is the 19-year-old becoming the first ukrainian woman to reach the quarter finals. she won in straight sets 6-2 7-6. >> one of the forgotten greats of tennis, doris hart won 35 grand slam tights in singles doubles, and mixed doubles. the former american world number one passed away on friday at her home in florida at the age of 89. in a career respondenting the 1940's and 1950's, she won a box set of grand slam tights. that's every possible title singles, doublinged and mixed doubles. only two others have equaled that feet. her greatest he achievement came in 1951 when she won three wimbledon tights in a single day. >> this year's finalist in ice hockey are locked in.
the chicago blackhawks booked their spot on saturday against the anaheim ducks. 5-3 winners in california will now face offer against the tampa bay lightning for the stanley cup. the best of seven starts in tampa bay on wednesday. >> tonight we'll enjoy this accomplishment. i mean, we know how rare and much hard work goes into the long season, getting to this point and how many things, little things have to go right to get to this point. it is a tremendous opportunity. >> two of the notorious sprinters of recent times are looking in good shape. recently completed a one year doping ban in his latest race, he won the 100 meters president diamond league meet in oregon in his quickest time since 2011. >> the man who finished third
from china became the first asian born athlete to run under 10 seconds. meanwhile in the 200 meters, justin gatlin, another man who serve add doping man a four year doping ban ran a time of 19.68 seconds. >> a third straight win in moto g.p. on sunday, he finished five seconds ahead of the pole sitter. he closed the gap to 19 points. a crash with five laps remaining. there he goes. more later. >> thanks for that. thank you very much for watching. going to hand you over to london
>> isil fighters launch a string of attacks in iraq, killing at least 20 soldiers. >> this is aljazeera america live from london. also coming up, the sustainable farming scheme helping to provide food for millions of starving syrians. secretary of state john kerry falling off his bike and breaking his leg.