>> a shoot-out echos through the streets of libya as the showdown with militias intensifies. plus - sri lanka fights back after the british prime minister demands a war crimes investigation. >> the aid effort in the philippines is turning a corner - those are the words from the united nations more than a week after the country was hit by a powerful storm. thousands of dead, hundreds of thousands homeless. more than a million need help. we go to cebu - one of the main distribution centres. marga ortigas and veronica pedrosa are in tacloban on the
island of leyte. >> steph is in cebu. it turned a corner in terms of getting the aid out from behind the airport where you are into some of the more remote areas. >> yes, it has been a busy day at the cebu airport. a lot of planes have been coming in from all over the world, from asia, arab, europe. from now we can talk about a massive relief operation. it has taken nearly one whole week. and the question is why it has taken so long? has the government underestimate the scope of this disaster? when i travelled through several areas in the disaster area, i could notice that the scope and the magnitude of the disaster is similar to what i have seen after the indian ocean nearly
10 years ago. the destruction and homeless is basically similar or even worse. and what we saw then was there was a rapid response - a lot of military, aid groups coming in a lot sooner than what i have seen here in the philippines. >> evacuations, i understand, are picking up. what is happening to people once they get out of areas like where you are, in cebu? >> what we have seen all week and today - a lot of people are being evacuated from the disaster area. the military has taken out 680 evacuees. the question is why are they taking them out, where are they going, what is the policy behind it? when i was here yesterday, there was a lot of frustration among the people. that may be a reason why they are taking people out. the survivors in those areas are frustrated, and say the government is not helping us.
they are asking all the relief organizations to give the aid directly. otherwise they say they won't get it at all. >> thank you steph at the main hub in cebu. now to marga ortigas and go to central tacloban, and some of the aid which comes in is next to where you are. i understand you have been out on an aid distribution trip. tell us what you saw whilst making the rounds. >> indeed. we were with a national team that was basically packing goods going to families most affected by the storm. they were preparing bags that were meant to last for three days for a family of five. now that is the measuring scale that they are going by. what happens is this was then put on a military truck - we went out with a military convoy to a town three or four towns away from the tacloban city center. from there they turned this over
to the local government officials, to the mayor, the vice mayor, whoever may be working that day to receive the goods. this then is where the problem comes in. the national government, once it's turned over, it's up to the local officials to make sure it's distributed amongst the residents within their community. many of the residents we spoke to complain that a lot of politics is involved in the distribution when it is left in the hands of the village chiefs - that they basically give the goods to their family members or people that might have voted for them or allied with them from previous elections. those they see as opposed to them are not on the recipient lists - that's how many of the residents are feeling. the national government is aware of the problem and say they are trying to deal with it as best they can. now the only thing they can do is trust the people on the ground that knows the areas best - unfortunately that's the local government units.
the local politics involved - aside from that there is the problem of logistics. many of the areas are difficult to get to, meaning once it gets to the municipalities they, themselves have difficulties distributing it because many of the officials are victims or are missing and they haven't been able to contact them >> let's talk about the missing - over 1,000 so far are missing. how is the search for survivors going? >> well, this is it. the government only counts people as missing if a family member registers them with a local government office as missing. in many areas entire communities are believed to have been wiped out, meaning there's no one to even report relatives as missing. everywhere we went the smell of death was still incredibly profound. we were on top of a military
truck, driving speedily down cleared roads. the fact that the smell was powerful - you can imagine the number of bodies under the debris and rubble. we spoke to officials about the clearing operations. when they clear an area and find a body. they put them aside. they don't have enough hands to go around and look for bodies or survivors. >> thank you to marga ortigas - she's going out with those making the aid rounds. staying in tacloban, let's go to veronica pedrosa. she is at the provincial government office. i understand you have been making your own rounds in leyte. tell us what you have seen and what you've been coming across. >> well, what i did was 120km journey, starting from ormoc on the western side of the island, through the island until we got
to tacloban on the eastern side, worst hit areas. then we went a little down the coast to the coastline communities that were hit as hard at tacloban, of which there has been a lot of coverage, but have not had as much development to them. what i can say is the scale, the magnitude of the devastation is it mined boggling. sugar cane fields, banana, pyne apple plan stations, state buildings, hospitals, schools, homes, offices. everything is gone. this is not a newly developed area. it has a proud history. in fact, my father's family comes from here. our ancestral home is 100 years old. it's been destroyed. it used to be the public library. these are institutions that helped to build communities.
look behind me, this is the provincial congressional building, as it were. leyte, they are proud of their history. they were integral in the victory of the allies in the victory of the japanese occupation. this was a key tactical debate. democracy is long entrenched. look at it now, there's no one inside. a few minutes ago some volunteers came bip, picked up plywood, looked underneath it and said, "it's not human, it's a dog." that's what the search for survivors consists of. >> since you mentioned a little bit of personal angle, i'd like you to talk a little about the sense of shock that people must be feeling in looking at a town, as you mentioned, that has a strong, rich history. there it is behind you, in little bits and pieces.
there must be an overwhelming sense of shock that people are still processing at this point. >> yes. we come across people who are inco-herent, they can't talk about it, they are still in shock, in hospitals, trying to get better. not a single person has been left unaffected in leyte. about 10 million people have been affected - one in 10 of every person in the philippines, which is 92 million strong. as we were on our way here i came across several relatives i have not met before - we have big extended families, it's not unusual for me to bump into cousins and second cousins. they told me their stories and confirmed the stories of every other family in the province. we are all affected. >> let's thank our
correspondents. >> aid is trickling into remote areas, but it is a desperate situation for the sick and homeless. many have gone for more than a week without food. craig leeson travelled with the rapid response unit to an island off the tip of cebu. >> early morning light filters on to the deck of the "mv gem ni iii", they've been up all night loading the ship bringing relief aid to a fishing island to the north of cebu. it was one of a dozen decimated by typhoon haiyan. >> i can only imagine what the people have been experiencing for the past few days - suffering, hunger, devastation, the fear in their eye. >> the cebu based rap ied response team, a group that
works with the government for disaster relief says 98% was wiped out in the storm. all but forgotten. many have been without food, water, medical services for a week. the roads have been cleared. bringing in aid is hazardous. . >> look out. this one has hit the truck. okay. it's completely hit the powerline. as you can see, this is part of the reason why this is a dangerous trip for these guys to make. we are on a truck taking rice to santa fe. it's not live is it? wait. and something like that can take your head off. the guys are making the trip on a daily basis. they have come in with the aid and are trying to get it to santa fe. it's dangerous. there's not a house or powerline that hasn't been affected. >> the sea side resort village
of santa fe was the last to receive aid. the first responders were confronted by hunger. as day turned to night, more people came, more hungry mouths to feed. women and children - the old, the young, the desperate. >> now we need water and food. we need help. >> more aid is on its way. international ngos are planning convoys of supplies. for now this is all they had. >> they'll return tomorrow. one more day tomorrow. >> it has been chaotic. people, because it's more survival of the fittest. they want to eat. >> less than 20 people were killed on the island and escaped the tidal surge that drowned many on leyte. but the power of the wind was evident everywhere. a favourite of mainlanders,
there was almost nothing left of the beachside resort. almost all the boats on the island were damaged and vegetable crops destroyed. there's little the islanders can do, except wait for aid and think about how they will rebuild. >> all right. you are watching al jazeera. more to come. including - once the bread basket of africa - zimbabwe falls on hard times, we report how a drought could leave millions without food. >> i'm in norway, where scientists are trying to develop new techniques to help clean up the energy industry. >> plus two of the world's biggest football stars battle it out for a place in the world cup in brazil. action from the play-offs coming up with joe.
>> as many as 43 people have been killed, more than 400 wounded after fighting between armed groups and protesters in libya. the libyan government is calling for a ceasefire. sebastian walker reports from tripoli. >> this is how a militia group in tripoli responded to a protest demanding fighters get out of the city. the demonstrators were attacked as they marched to the headquarters of the misrata brigade. one of the libya's many militia groups. >> translation: these are the conditions of war, not a peaceful protest. this is the result - blood. >> fighting broke out among different armed groups. by the end of the confrontation, more than 30 people had been killed. >> i saw scenes of chaos at the hospital, in front of the
hospital, with a lot of military and armed men trying to divert traffic. the same team was reflected inside the hospital where i saw lots of armed men running around, totally overwhelmed. >> a week ago the government called on people to take to the streets to pressure the military groups to disband >> translation: the departure of militias from tripoli is a command not up for discussion. it's necessary and urgent. >> the city council said there should be a campaign of civil disobedien disobedience. what they didn't expect was a violent response. security forces stayed out of it, but some blame them for not doing enough. >> translation: they started shooting. this is the blood of libyans. i say to the general national
congress - you traitors, where is the army and the police. >> the militia rose to power after overthrowing general muammar gaddafi. since then attempts to integrate them into society failed. the streets are quiet. overnight there were exchanges of gun fire. with the funerals of more than 30 killed likely to take place today, this city is extremely tense. >> as the militias become powerful the central government grose weaker. with it libya appears lawless. >> now, british prime minister david cameron has given sri lanka's government until march to investigate alleged human rights abuses dating back to the civil war.
cameron was the first foreign leader in decades to visit the north of the country. he met displaced civilians, living in camps four years after the war ended. transparent investigations are needed to war crimes. if it is not completed, then i will use our position on the u.n. human rights council to work with the u.n. human rights commissioner and call for a credible and independent international inquiry. >> we go live to the capitol colombo. i imagine what the reaction is to the threat by the british prime minister to push for action. >> they are not happy. in fact, more than one minister came out to say that sri lanka will not listen to uk prime minister david cameron and having this independent investigation, as he put it.
they strongly rejected it. earlier the water and irrigation minister, who is a senior member of the cabinet said that he rejected any push to have this kind of investigation. here is what mr nimal siripala de silva said. >> we will have a special inquiry of the government - we believe that there is no reason for an international inquiry within a short span of time we have done our best in the reconciliation process >> other than getting overshadowed by event in sri lanka, what was the commonwealth supposed to do. how politically and economically relevant is it to today's world? >> well, that's a big question. of course, the commonwealth heads of government meeting which takes place every two years, and has done so since the 1970s - many question the relevance of this institution, which has been around since the
1930s, saying it's relic of a bigone age. many countries, those who were colonies or territories of the u.k. see value in it. issues surrounding human rights and economic development and social mobility are core values of the summit. as we say, it's been overshadowed, particularly with theive between the -- the tiff between the british david cameron and the alleged human rights allegations by the sri lankan gough. the president mahinda rajapaksa, the leader at the end of the conflict, his government and military is accused of being responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people. it's widely agreed that both sides committed atrocities. the major of civilians who died
was because of military shelling. that's why there's a push for the investigation. the sri lankan government says it will not happen. >> polling is still under way in a presidential run off in the maldives. it's the second round of voting. no candidate won 50% of the poll on saturday. it meant the country has been in a constitutional limbo. one of the two candidates is the form former democratically elected prem who was forced from government. >> is democracy on track in the maldives. what do you think? >> i hope democracy is back finally in maldives. it's not going to be an easy thing to set the sources for democracy in mald ives. you know there's a power lobby
there, in power for 30 years. there has been a deposed democratically elected precedent who is fighting tooth and nail to come back in power. it's not going to be easy for either of the two parties. >> it's not just a question of the parties and how they might react. how will the state noougss react. will they ever accept anyone other than an ally. >> good question. if the state institutions are meant to be unbiassed and free, and by the people, for the people, off the people, they should work for the new leader or whoever is elected democratically. for him to pull the strings directly or through his half-brother or a former finance minister, it will be easy for him. he probably would have his hench men everywhere. but for the state noougss to
work independently, that will be a challenge for the new leader, if it is mohamed nasheed to ensure state institutions work without allegiance to the former leader. >> there has been stronger throats to the international community to further derailing of the democratic process. it says the international reaction to what happened in egypt a short while ago - why is that the case. why is the e.u. taking a harder stance. >> the maldives in the indian ocean is an i eye thorn for a lot of people. india's battle with an unstable sri lanka, it doesn't want another indian island to be unstable. the european union recognises human rights violations and is vocal about the fact that it doesn't want democracy to suffer
because of political game play by a party or people who are wrestling with power for them. international organizations and the community would like to see the maldives as an example of a muslim majority democracy. if that happens it will be a big move for the maldives. >> now for the weather with richard. i thought we'd look at the situation across the philippines. i'm plead to report, looking at the satellite, things are looking quiet. but across the other side of the china sea, this is the remnants of a tropical depression affecting central parts of the philippines. it doesn't look much on the satellite imagery, it yielded a lot of rain across vietnam. the forecast - more heavy rain over the next 24 hours.
it will die away. it will be a slow process. it's nothing more than scattered showers across the philippines with temperatures into low 30s. it's normally a wet time of the year across this region. it looks like the next few days the weather is quiet. we have got a tropical cyclone affecting parts of south india, and this has been affecting the coast over the last 24-48 hours, giving rainfall totals. as you see here. southern parts. will see further heavy rain obvious the next 24-48 hours. further north is fine. clear in new delhi, but foggy with haze. >> china's announced a series of reforms designed to rejuvenate the counselledry and restructure its the economy. one is a relaxation of the
one-child policy. andrew thomas reports from beijing. >> for a generation this is what a typical chinese family looked like. soon an extra young face may picture. reforms for a second child where either parent is a single child itself is a virtual abolition of a one-child policy. most of today's soon-to-be parents or new personalities were born after the one-child policy and are single children. there are a few to whom the new policy won't apply. >> i'm very excited. i want to girl too. >> two girls. >> another. >> this woman is grateful. much as she used to complain about the policy, she never thought it would changes. >> it occurred when china was a po poor country.
up to 400 million births were prevented. china is richer, and families are smaller regardless of government policy. what was unusual in china in the 1970s is the norm. >> a generation of single children are now parents themselves. they now have the option to have more than one child - whether they will or not is another matter entirely. where a growing population was the problem in 1979 now it's an ageing population causing concern. for the first time china's labour force shrank. the retirement age with rise. president xi jinping signalled a reduction in the number of crimes carrying the death penalty, and labour camps that imprisoned millions without trial for minor offenses. >> translation: people will be allowed to defend themselves,
appeal, seek lawyers. seek first appeal, second appeal - in brief, people will have opportunities to defend their rights. >> host most of these parents lived through three decades of profound china. if these reforms are a sign of things to come. their children will grow up in dramatically changing times. >> still to come here on the newshour - the curfew is gone and the late night customers back. reports from cairo on the busiest friday night in three months. who will destroy syria's chemical weapons. the search is on after albania says no. >> in sport - the 24-year career of a cricket legend is over. all the emotion from mumbai coming up.
you are watching al jazeera. let's recap the headlines - substantial food and medical aid is beginning to reach the survivors of typhoon haiyan in some remote areas of the philippines. it's estimated over a million people are in need of help >> 43 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded after armed fighters opened fire on protesters in libya's capital. the government called for a ceasefire. >> and the british prime minister says sri lanka has until march to investigate the
human rights abuses committed during the civil war. david cameron skipped the first day of a commonwealth submit in colombo to visit tamils in the north. >> returning to the to story n relief efforts to the philippines. the united nations a working hard on the ground to respond. >> it has been slow from the perspective of the people who have been patiently frustratedly waiting for the support they desperately need. but the pace of the activity of our collision on the ground has been phenomenal. we have to keep our foot on the accelerator because too many people have not received assistance. what they should know is the assistance is on the way. >> governments and organizations
around the world pledge various amounts of aid to the philippines. the united nations which is appealing for $301 million received $72 million. the european union increased a pledge to $20 million, in addition to $25 million from the e.u. state bringing the total to $61 million. that doesn't include the $85 million promised by the u.k. and the united states pledging $20 million on top of a massive deployment of u.s. military personnel to assist with rescue efforts of the china, locked in a territorial dispute with the philippines upped its donation from $100,000 to $1.6 million, australia and japan contributed substantially. the u.n. is working closely with the government to respond to aid and security issues.
a spokesman for the president is in tacloban and says relief is improving steadily. >> after the first few days where we saw everything was devastated, we are able to deliver relief goods to all the towns in leyte. that is happening every day. there's an improved in the pace at which the relief efforts have - have been going. we also have been, since yesterday, opened about 15 medical centres in hospitals of various sizes and capabilities, from a week ago when they were decimated we have about 15 of these medical centres up and running again as of yesterday. certainly we'd like things to be faster. we are doing what we can and have been making progress. >> the u.n. chemical weapons watchdog, the opcw adopted a roadmap for eliminating syria's
stockpiles by mid next year. the move was announced as albania rejected a request to destroy stockpiles on its soil. there was a protest. thousands gathered to criticise the proposal. albania's president said his country is not equipped to deal with the disposal. >> translation: our friends and partners received our decision. you can hear is here. it is impossible for albania to get involved in the operation. >> i'm joined about detailer rosbiter a chemical weapons inspector and director of hot zone solutions group and joins me by skype from austria. where will these materials be kept now while they sort out what to do with them and where to send them. somebody has a lot of - tonnes of chemical weapons sitting in their possessions.
>> well, they will remain where they are for now. all the facilities, 22 out of 23 sites have been inspected. stockpiles have been verified, and that's where they'll survey for the moment. looking at the decision taken yesterday, quite late, certain components - the most critical chemicals - they have to be transported out of the country by 31 december this year. 6.5 weeks from now. >> how easy will it be to find a host country to deal with the destruction of the chemicals, given albania said no. who wants to say yes after the albanians were too worried about their public safety. >> we simply don't know. certain names of countries have been floating around in the media, but that's guesswork at this point.
the priority is to sort out the transport of those chemicals outside the country meaning the chemicals now have to be transported to the point of exit within syria, which will be a port. this will be priority number one, to sort out how the transport of these chemicals to the port of - or point of exit. >> given that challenge, the change of finding a host country, is the disarmament plan going to stick to its deadlines, do you think. >> it's hard to say at this point. we are looking at the position taken yesterday. there are a number of deadlines and a lot of dates. at first it looks confusing. but now, of course, you have actions that take place in syria. even now as we speak, which is the destruction of the empty munations that -- munitions that
have been declared. 60% have been destroyed under the supervision of the opcw. secondly the final destruction of the production facilities needs to take place, and that will start mid december and they are given three months to flatten those facilities, that will take place concurrently, no matter what, whether they find a host for the destruction of those chemicals or not. >> thank you for your thoughts. >> let's get a quick look at other stories from around the world. >> the u.n. security council rejected a bid to
suspend the trials of kenya's leaders at the international court. president uhuru kenyatta, and his disputy face war crimes charges after violence in the 2007 election. >> former leaders of brazil's ruling workers party are serving
prison terms for buying congressional votes. they turned themselves in after a supreme court ruling. >> toronto city councillors voted to strip mayor rob ford of some of his powers. it's the council's latest attempt to rein in ford who refused to resign after a drugs and alcohol scandal. >> norway may be the biggest producer of oil and gas, but has invested millions to counter carbon emissions. >> it rises out of the ground like a city of steel. this is monstat, a large industrial site in norway. and it's biggest emitter
of carbon dioxide which can contribute to global warming. nesled on the site among a warren of pipes and chimneys, engineers at the carbon capture test facility are trying to work out how to turn the co2 tide.
exhaust gases from the power station and oil and gas refineries travel along two different pipes. then different techniques are used to trip away the co2. the gas is released into the atmosphere, but at a fully working plant it will be stored underground. >> we can take out large amounts of co2 from the atmosphere and production and store it in a safe manners, and take it out from the climate system. >> carbon capture is costly. the international energy agency believes it could reduce global carbon emissions by around 14%. essentially this testing facility is an industrial-sized laboratory. in reality several thousand fully operational carbon capture plants will be needed to tackle
the co2 problems. some environmental campaigners believe too much weight is placed on the potential of carbon capture because it allows us to rely on fossil fuels. supporters say it could be part of the solution. we see the demand or energy is increasing. it's impossible for the moment to supply all that energy with renewables. we need a bridge into renewable future. that's why we need carbon capture for the next 30-40 years. norway's fortunes are rooted in its huge oil and gas reserves. the countryside here are likely to escape the worst effects of climate change. what happens at the site could be part of the problem and the solution. zimbabwe's facing its worse
food crisis in years because of drought and poor harvests. over 2 million people have been affected between next january and march. we have this report. >> the effects of months with no rain and little food are starting to show. cattle in rural zimbabwe survive on the bare minimum. people try to get by. this woman looks after her two grandchildren and says it's the only meal. once a day they are cooked and she sends the children to ask neighbours for bread. >> translation: some people give me food. some don't. there's nothing i can do. i tried to grow food. it's too hot. everything dies. >> in another village this woman doesn't know when help will come. she has nothing to eat. this time it feels worse. >> i'm hungry. the men left the village. some went to the city to find
work. others took our cow somewhere where there is grass for them to eat. >> farming in zimbabwe used to be good. the company was the bread basket of africa. now food has to be imported and some rely on food aid. >> 2 million people in the rural areas are affected, which means that from now up to next we are they will have nothing to eat. they are exhausted. >> ofirms say the food crisis is caused by a number of factors - including draught and political instability. whenever it rains the river fills up, flowing to moez am peek. people use the water to fish and irrigate crops. it's been like this for months. the community is worried. >> the family is taking a risk planting. if it doesn't rain, everything may die.
families in the rural areas have been told by the government help is on the way. they don't know when it will reach them. >> coming up in sport - joe will be here to tell us about a shock result in a world cup trial involving former champions. and how a former f1 driver is getting used to the terrain after making the switch to rally cars. details coming up in sport.
lifted a 3-month state of emergency and night-time contact. businesses depending on night-time customers breathe a sign of relief. >> friday evening in central cairo and the roads are busy. for the past three months authorities enforced a curfew. as early as 7 o'clock on fridays. not tonight. that is music to the ears of taxi drivers. friday nights used to be big business. three months of curfew cost him more than $1300. >> translation: before i could make $7, under the curfew i made $1.5, not enough to pay for my fuel. >> businesses that used to count on night-time commerce are welcoming the end of the state of emergency and the curfew.
particularly like this man. his profits fell by a third over the last three months. he says he thinks customers will start to come back, but it may be a slow process. >> translation: people will go to the streets. it will take a while before it's formal like before. people are used to sleeping earlier and going home earlier and doing business earlier. >> it's now just gone 9:30 in the evening. until this week, coffee shops like this one would have been closed because of the curfew. as you can see the curfew is gone and the clientele is back. late-night customers couldn't wait for the curfew to finish. >> i'm a doctor. the curfew had a bad effect. sometimes i had to go to the hospital at midnight for emergency. it happened once. a patient died because i was late. >> the curfew was put by the
military to prove that they were in charge. only it had negative effects. during the summer period, the peak of the tourist period is suicidal, and it contributed to making people's lives worst. >> it's estimated the curfew cost egypt hundreds of millions. with the economy struggling and fewer tourists visiting the country many businesses will hope the end of the curfew will mark the start of something better. institute all right. let's cap up with what is going on for sachin tendulkar and the other stories. >> the question is what will he do next of the the illustrious career of indian cricket icon sachin tendulkar came to an end, bowing out with n a victory as india crushed their opposition. >> the day has come.
at 11:47am master batsman, legendary cricketer sachin tendulkar walked off the cricket pitch for the final time, capping off a 24-year long career during which he broke contributing milestone after milestone. he tallied more than 34,000 runs. he is best known and loved for smashing the centuries. his fans going wild as he walked on to the podium to give a speech. we could hear the roar outside the stadium. he, of course, thanked his father who died in 1999. the first piece of advice to his son was to chase your dream, but don't take shortcuts. that's advice that sachin tendulkar took to heart. renowned for dedication and passion for the sport and gruelling training regime. fans inside going wild, you can
imagine the number of people crying because of the emotion they feel over this man. they hope he will continue in some role in cricket. they can't imagine the sport without him. they want him to play more and hope he'll play an essential role in cricket in india and internationally. sachin tendulkar's career finishes in his 200th test with an average of 2.79. he's a leading run scorer in test cricket history and probably will be for some time to come. in total sachin tendulkar played 664 international matches with a final run tally sitting at 34,357. tend's emotional departure on the cricket is the top story on the website.
the united arab emirates host 16 second tier cricket sides as they bid to qualify for the 20 -- twenty 20 world cup. we have this report. >> forget india, pakistan and australia england. this is cricket's oldest rivally - canada versus the united states. the first international cricket match in 1844. up to 20,000 people attended a 2-day match in new york. there wasn't as many at the twenty20 qualifiers in abu dashi. it's hard to recreate the rivalry. >> there's seven different countries in terms of background. it is tougher for us. we played together for a while.
we have sense of belonging and pride playing for the red and white. >> i'm from jamaica, i operate a company out of florida. it will be hard to work and go out there and get the actual training that you need. >> back in 1844, canada won by 23 runs. this time the u.s. prevailed, reaching the target with one ball to spare. >> canada and the united states are just two of the sides here in the uae. teams travelled as far as hong kong and kenya. they are battling for a place in bang next year. the hosts have not travelled far, their players have. most are from the subcontinent. there's not a single ex ir arty in the squad. i'll take you to the school
grass roots. there's a lot of emyr arties that play. definitely we'd love to have them in the team. >> they made a good start, winning an opening match against uganda. perhaps sealing a place against bangladesh will help. >> in football - there has been an upset involving the 1998 world cup champions. france's qualifying campaign for the finals took a knock. portugal have the advantage against sweden after the first leg of their play-off match. >> richard nicholson reports. >> the talk before the portugal-sweden match was more about the superstars cristiano ronaldo and ib rammino vic. the only goal was scored in the 82nd minute. he almost made it two.
the role giving portugal a 1-0 win and an advantage against sweden. >> it will be a complicated match. we have a disadvantage. it may not be enough. i'm confident. we'll try to score a goal. in this case they'll have a hard task - to score three goals. i have a feeling we'll get a good result. >> 1998 world champions france could have been forgiven for thinking they had the advantage. kiev is the home side to turn the table. ukraine given a precious lead. the lead doubled. a penalty slotted in the 83rd minute. france is in dajer of missing out on the world cup for the first time in 20 years. >> translation: we are going give it a go until the end.
ukraine is not an easy team. they put in a lot of effort. they played well on the break. they put in a lot of effort. we have to play our game at 100% and do everything to get the result. this result is good for ukraine. >> greece showed the form that won them the 2004 european championship in their 3-1 win over romania. the first goal after 14 minutes. the visitors drew level 5 minutes later. greece was ahead moments later. >> sealing a win midway through the second half. the final european play-offs saw iceland take a step closer becoming the smallest nation to appear in the world cup. croatia held to a 1-0 draw.
>> attention will turn to the race to qualify from africa, with 10 remaining teams playing the second leg of their play-off. nigeria takes a 2-1 lead with a match against ethiopia. the 2013 champions have an excellent record at home. in contrast either i don't knowia has never made it to the finals. >> we have done well. you know, are we going to do all this, we play at home. >> ivory coast made it to the last two world cups, and take a 3-1 lead into the second leg against senogles. the match to be played in casablanca. senna gal are banned from playing at home after rioting during the last meeting with the
teams. >> formula 1 sebastien vettel continued his dominance on the track with the fastest time in second practice for the united states grand prix. the 4-time world champion was not in the mood to let up on his opponents, going fastest at the circuit at the americas track in texas. red bull locked out the top two. vettel's team-mate went second quickest, ros berg edged lewis hamilton in third. robert kooub itsa made his di bu at the -- debut. he rolled his sit ron. he and his codriver were unhurt. he is getting used to receiving pace notes in italian after splitting with his polish driver before the race. >> adam scott is on the verge of
another victory a week after claiming the australian pga - he has taken a 4-shot lead at the australian masters. he fired a third round at 66 in melbourne. 3-time major winner vv singh is in a share of second with aussie rooke nathan holman. >> that's the sport of the >> thousands of people turned out in san francisco to give a hero's welcome to the city's new superhero known as batt kid. among his adventures miles scott rescued a dam sell in distress and battled the riddler. u.s. city put on the event with the make-a-wish foundation. that's the ending. stay with us here. another full bulletin of news is ahead. don't go too far.
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