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good to see you both. that brings us to the end of this edition of "inside story". thanks for being with us. in washington, i'm ray suarez. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to another newshour from al jazeera at a hours in doha. i'm adrian finighan. nigeria deploys the army to stop attacks by boko haram on north eastern towns jordan condemns the killing of japanese journalist kenji goto jogo by i.s.i.l. we are in diyala province iraq where i.s.i.l. has been defeated but the fight to force
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it out has opened up old wounds. free aj staff. it's 400 days since three of our journalists have been gaoled in egypt. al jazeera demands their release. >> flying high - we tell you about a record-breaking balloon journey we begin in nigeria, where the army is battling boko haram fighters after they launched an attack on the north-eastern city of maiduguri. the military sent in enforcements. boko haram attempts to take over maiduguri were stopped a week ago. we go our ahmed idris with us from the capital. >> over the last two weeks or
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so there was an attack launched by suspected boko haram fighters about 2 o'clock or 3 o'clock local time. so far there is no detail. but the boko haram fighters suspected to have launched an offensive on three or four fronts. attack attacking from three different areas. they are lying on the outskirts, fleeing into the city to save themselves. according to some people inside maiduguri, a rocket expected to by fired by boko haram into the city - there's damage and no one is talking about casualties here. people are busy trying to save their lives, and nobody knows how much damage it has caused. >> it's a week since the last
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attack. is there a significance as to this attack. >> the timing was significant. they covered the area well. there was military spaces and other institutions of the government there. and then second, close to the time when we hear about the force in the north-east forces from cameroon chad and niger, along side the counterparts they have been chasing them outdoors in other parts of the country. and then you have authorised the use of force to stop boko haram from carrying out massacres like the ones that we sou. >> thanks indeed.
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ahmed idris live for us. it's highly likely that a video of the beheading of kenji goto jogo is authentic. shinzo abe condemned it as heinous terrorism. >> reporter: shock, sympathy for kenji goto jogo's family expressed by people in tokyo. at the prime minister's office they found out the veteran reporter has likely been murdered in syria by the islamic state of iraq and levant. he always hoped to make the world go by without any wars. i promise here to carry out his legacy. >> earlier shinzo abe said a video released by i.s.i.l. showed killing kenji goto jogo was most likely real. >> we are deeply saddened by the act of terror:
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we denuns it in the strongest terms. for the terrorists we will never forgive the act. >> they rescue another japanese national. this person has been killed. before going, he made a video. he knew of risks. some feel that the killing of japanese people by i.s.i.l. in a week will change perceptions in japan. >> it will further degrade the islamic image in japan. this is a tragedy because of the hostage crisis and terrorism is going on in northern iraq in syria, is little to do with islam and more to do with extremism and social disempower. . >> people in the islamic
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community are worried about a backlash saying it is unlikely given minorities are well treated in japan. >> i hope there'll be no misunderstanding. because what happened what we heard in the news it has nothing to do with islam. >> reporter: but the nationals already had greatly affected some people here. the jordanian government released the statement condemning the killing of kenji goto jogo. it says that jordan made all efforts to save his life and ensure its release. we have been continuously been communicating with the japanese government on the matter and says we are making all efforts to find evidence that the jordanian pilot is safe and ensure his release. the pilot was captured by
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i.s.i.l. whether he is alive, it is not known. the group happened to kill him unless jordan releases an israeli bomber who has been held for a decade. it's unclear why they want her released. >> reporter: she's a would-be suicide bomber virtually unheard of. sag sajida al-rishawi has rarely been mentioned by islamic state of iraq and levant. her and her husband were sent on a missionful. >> it was 2005. see whether her husband entered, her vest failed to detonate. she ran away and was arrested. jordanian investigative journalist interviewed sajida al-rishawi through her lawyer and said the 46-year-old iraqi lives in self-imposed confinement and has not had visitors for more than
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nine years. she is illiterate and little motivation to her value to i.s.i.l. >> translation: if sajida al-rishawi was important, they would have asked for her before now. if they do not capture the jordanians like they have asked. the question is why did i.s.i.l. demand the release of sajida al-rishawi when there were more viable operatives gaoled in jordan. that question lies in the whether the pilot moaz al-kasasbeh is alive. political establishment is convinced that i.s.i.l.'s mote ration is to cause trouble in jordan. >> that's the aim and the purpose of i.s.i.s. is to yof jordan, and to create as much internal difficulties for the political decision making
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processing. >> reporter: there has been protests against the role in the u.s.-led coalition fighting i.s.i.l. they have been toned down now, in the hope that negotiations for the pilot's release were happening. the issue hasn't gone away, and the lieutenant has been killed. protests are sure to resume. let's go to martin reardon, vice president. what do you make of i.s.i.l.'s demand for the relief of this woman, a would-be suicide bomber? >> this is presently where i.s.i.l. is demanding one of the coalition a crucial member to make the release. first, if i.s.i.l. succeeded, it would have been a major public relations matter. particularly in light of battlefield defeats that they have been going through. so bring her back.
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also remember is that she is not from i.s.i.l. she is al qaeda and iraq the original group. this attack that she failed to - the suicide attack she failed in 2005 that was an al qaeda attack. but from anbar's - from the western province of iraq three of her brothers were killed fighting against america with the aqi. one was a senior aid to zarqawi. to get her released and bring her back to iraq it scores point for i.s.i.l. with the western tribes. >> she is strategically important to i.s.i.l. >> exactly. >> what about the jordanian pilot. >> this is the whole idea making demands to a coalition member
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and having to gin in. i.s.i.l. doesn't need the $2 million. they are making that in taxing revenues and black market sales. the coalition agreed to the swap. that's strategically significant for i.s.i.l. >> what about jordan that it is willing to do this prisoner swap? >> that's a decision that jordan has to make. this was an attack against a jordanian people. >> we were looking at this through a western lense or non-shord annian lemp. what the government does not want is for public unrest to ride on administrations, threatening the stability of libya. you can have another syria. you see all the uprising throughout the middle east. that's what they are trying to do. >> good to talk to you.
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>> thank you to iraq where shia militia are being accused of stopping sunnis from returning to their home. kurdish and shia commanders deny the accusations but it had bought ethnic and religion back to the fore. we have this report from jiala in gif that man was forced -- 2005 this man was forced out of his up to by al qaeda, 10 years later he is back in jalawla. tee took part in the fight against islamic state of iraq and levant. i.s.i.l. may have been defeated in the town. they are in the the only ones who left. the sunni arab population is no longer here and some blame them for allowing the i.s.i.l. takeover. >> they help to give al qaeda
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water, food houses. they are taken into their houses. they burn. >> the kurds believe that this land is their's. they are not the only force on the ground. they are quitting shi'ite militia men. they have government backing to fight i.s.i.l. they have been accused of operating outside the law and changing the demography in many areas. >> we are of the popular mobilization forces in this town. they won't appear on camera. they will allow people to return but on condition that they did not take part in the fighting along side i.s.i.l. the kurds say the same thing. they did not belong to the same september as i.s.i.l. fighters. >> the displaced can return from
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home made improvised devices. they stress that the province was an al qaeda stronghold. many were supporters of the armed group. >> 95% was i.s.i.l. jordan allen and other groups but we are not targetting family. many ground shelter in our areas. the war against i.s.i.l. is opening old wounds creating conflict. the reality is an example. plenty more to come on the newshour including - nowhere to go. the syrian refugees in turkey. hopes of returning home are crumbling. plus... >> i'm on the freezing store of the sea. a portrait of small town
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corruption that brushes off authorities. keep watching what see what the locals think. >> later in sport, the latest from the australian open as andy murray deals with novak djokovic. thousands of people have taken part in a march through hong kong to allow freedom. >> more now from al jazeera's sarah clarke. >> around 50,000 people would attend the rally. i would suggest it's closer to 10,000. the distribute at cause way bay made its way from there, a 5km march to where we are now. >> where the protests began.
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now, traffic has been blocked, and you may be feeling like you are in the middle of the financial center. 3,000 police were deployed to ore see the rally. it's a peaceful rally. effort to resolve this through public consultations with the government failed. beijing said it would uphold basic law meaning there'll be an election in 2017 but they'll choose and appoint the candidates but who the hong kong residence are, protesters know given that. the only way forward will be holding rallies like this to address what they want. which is rights to choose in the election. to egypt. at least 7 soldiers have been killed in the sinai peninsula in northern signnai.
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armed groups have been exchanging fire. the armed groups get propelled grenades. 400 days. peter greste were arrested in cairo. the three journalists are accused of colluding. in a case of international condemnation. after the conviction in juan the me were severed and sent to gaol. >> egypt's highest appeal's court ordered a retrial. there's no indication of when the trial began. the court examined the procedures of the initial case we are still waiting for them to be written. mohamed fadel fahmy, a canadian and peter greste are asking to be deported. the trial of our colleagues was
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condemned worldwide, and a leading human rights lawyer says more pressure should be put on egypt to free the journalists. >> reporter: for 400 days this woman and three children visit prison to stay in touch with her husband. she was pregnant with hers youngest when baher mohamed was arrested. months has gone by and the assistance of injustice has grown and grown. >> translation: i still feel the bitterness. we and our children are overwhelmed by the assistance of security. we have felt nothing else. happiness has gone. we pray for the freedom of my husband, who has been unjustly detained for no crime. >> the journalists hoped a hearing would set them free.
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they have been awarded a retrial with no date. peter greste is trying to be deported to australia. mohamed fadel fahmy to canada. it hasn't happened. for baher mohamed, no option exists he is egyptian. the world's attention was in paris at the "charlie hebdo" magazine magazine. the question is raised why aren't western leaders exerting pressure on the egyptian government. >> all the leaders that marched for "charlie hebdo" and freedom of speech are hypocritical much the success of locking up the journalists, and judges that do whatever the government wants, and are keeping them in gaol it is likely to be followed. by the autocratic regime.
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swedish journalists agree with ta. he was locked up in ethiopia for 438 days for putting force on a rebel group hostile to the government. free speech he believes and his rites should be defended absolutely. >> egypt sneaked a peak at ethiopia saying this is possible. you can gaol two foreign journalists. it doesn't have diplomatic offenses. you still get the military aid and conferences and respect from the international community. the same thing - we have fabricated evidence journalists as terrorists. journalism is not a crime. 400 days in gaol for doing nothing wrong continues to be challenged. the question is whether the leaders of the free world have done and thought everything. >> let speak to alison.
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she is in vienna and a formative director of the international press institute. why hasn't western leaders applied more pressure on egypt to release the three? >> i don't know. i think it's a good question. i think that you can ask why they also have not plied pressure to countries like turkey and other countries where we have seen a lot of journalists in gaol. we have to believe that there has been some movement and some sheriff from some western countries. certainly not enough. in december 2013 none of us believed, and surely not peter or baher mohamed or mum hammed that they'd be in gaol on february 1st.
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>> what is to stop. as we heard in the report political for financial consequences. the egyptian government or for that matter any other regime from doing the same gaoling innocent journalists. >> nothing, really. >> except that western countries live - get the idea the freedom of expression. it's crucial. it visits people. so they understand what is happening in this area. they have really important information. development issues political issues. et cetera. and when you have presidents like president obama and the united states early in the administration signing law that says that the united states will look at human rights issues
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chief among them freedom of the press, before doing business with surgeries, and not living up to the spirit of the law. one questions the other, what would mean that other western countries step up to the plate. >> what does this mine for the profession that is more perilous. does it mean that fair and accurate reporting in the future is going to become ever harder to come by? >> i think we are seeing it now. we are seeing more and more journalists who are practicing self-censorship because they are afraid afraid of being killed gaoled - i think, first of all, let me back up a moment. i want to remind your viewers that we have to continue the pressure. to journalists, egypt. all of them.
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not just the three but all journalists who are currently in gaol have been released. i want to remind viewers to tweet about this to keep up the conversation, to keep up the pressure. we are hearing reports out of sydney peter greste for example, could be deported as early as today. of course every time some sort of anniversary, 400 days we hear all sorts of rumours, and it gets people's hopes up. we are not sure where information is coming from. we have had 19 journalists who have been killed so far this year. and it's only 19 journalists. that is horrible appalling. and we need civil society and the community at large to step up and add their voices to the
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journalist voices. of the media houses. we saw that the community came together. and in my opinion journalist were killed. we need the rest of the world to join and say enough is enough. >> hashtag free av staff. many are taking to twitter it's looking pretty wintry in europe at the moment. wrap up nice and warm. meteorologist richard angwin. it's cold indeed across the west. >> all the while pulling down the cold northerlies across the u.k. parts of france and across the iberian peninsula.
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stormy seas have been reported. on the north coast of spain. and we have this significant snow fall reported across belgium. it's likely that we are seeing more cold weather across the region. snow in the alpine all the way down across the northern parts of spain. it's towards the east where we are seeing air at low pressure continuing to migrate eastwards across portions of europe. it is coming across parts of italy in the last 24 hours, and that rain has turned up too. and bulgaria. as we look up the forecast. we are likely to see heavy downpours over the next 24 hours. they are starting to move across the black sea region. out to the west it looks as though we'll see further rain coming down from the north. more snow showers on the way.
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>> better pack a broly. thanks two men head a record-breaking voyage from japan to mexico using a helium balloon, taking them 10,000km across the specific. >> the world's longest ever helium balloon fight caused smiles and waes in japan. and the landing of two eagles off mexico's north-west coast. >> now we are feeling good and optimistic. and really good to be amongst it all. >> reporter: american troy bradley and russian leon. >> d t. >> ukhtyaer spent 100 headquarters crammed together. the route taking them over the pacific ocean, beating record for gas-filled flights.
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they use the latest technology to do it. the capsule weighs 100 kilos and stuffed with the art. the data will be analysed from new records. blooming captured public attention. helped by the high-flying attention of richard branson and steve faucet. being the first person to fly around the world. the balloon was a hybrid filled with gas and hot air. it could go further than the two eagles. making the achievement a little bit cheaper still to come on the newshour - trading accusations, the government in ukraine and separatist rebels blame each other for the collapse in peace talks. >> we are in india for the rural
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olympics. this event produced dozens of world class athletes. >> in sport - drama and photography at the african cup of nations - why it turned ugly.
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hello again, you are with the newshour from here in doha. the top stories - nigeria's army is battling boko haram fighters after lumping an attack. fighting lasted several hours. the military has sent in
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reinforcements. >> it's highly likely that a video showing the killing of japanese kenji goto jogo by i.s.i.l. is authentic. the prime minister condemned the beheading calling it a heinous act of terrorism. >> thousands of protesters have taken place in a march, for free elections to choose the leadership. >> it's a first rally since parts of the city were shut for more than two months. >> on one of the top stories, the fight against islamic state of iraq and levant - many of those that fled fighters in the syrian town of kobane are now shelt evering in turkey. they of course are wish to return. most of the their houses are destroyed. or they sit in areas under i.s.i.l. control. >> reporter: they fled as quick as they could.
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explosions and gun fire became close. not knowing for how long. >> translation: three of my grandsons are fighting. one is wounded. two others are on the front line. soim so proud of them -- i'm so proud of them. when i go back i will eat this i want a girl. even if i have to sheep in a grave. >> reporter: going back home is what many hoped for after kobane fell under the control of the kurdish unit. this woman hoped to see her brother. >> translation: i have a wonderful feeling. i am very happy. first time appeal like this. my people defended their land. they won. >> reporter: the islamic state of iraq and levant controls the villages where many live and the fighting is ongoing.
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kobane is in ruins. the border is close to civilians. turkey opened a settlement on the outskirts of the town. >> this town opened its doors, it's the biggest in the country. turkish and kurdish officials say it's too early for officials to cross back. despite the wishes of refugees they'll have to stay for a while. there are 7,000 tents for up to 35,000 people. it has a playground and they'll open two schools for 10,000 children. people are settling in. but the mood is great. >> if we had camped there, it's better. at least back home we would save our dignity. this is not our country, it's not our land. >> like many the family ran out of money. living in a camp is the only
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choice. >> i have my home a car and a truck. i own 20 hectares of land. we had to leave all this behind. i did not take anything with me except the coats for our child. we are all in the situation. >> moving to the camp a few days after the recapture of kobane many have been disappointed. they wonder if it will take months years. cars are parked on the border where they left them waiting for the day they could return to kobane a day their lives will end. >> bahrain revoked the citizenship of 72 people. the opposition says the government is punishing the activist in anti-government protests. demonstrations have been ongoing for four years now.
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the government says that most of the people on the list are broad and can appeal the decision. zimbabwe's president shrugged off concerns. it will harm relations in the west. robert mugabe took over the rotating post on friday and says it's not his business what the west says or does. the 90-year-old is subject to travel maps from the united states and the european union. >> the ukrainian government and pro-russia separatists blame each other for the collapse of peace talks. they were trying to agree on a ceasefire. fighting has complicated negotiations. charles stratford reports. >> reporter: the urgency of the talks was in no doubt. each side blaming the other for making impossible demands. the plan for a ceasefire. the negotiator for the rebels said kiev's forces halted the
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firefirst. >> the shelling of all populated areas - shelling has taken place. they are fully occupied deal with this. >> the fighting continued between the forces and they have been well organised, the fighters calling themselves the army of the donetsk people's republic. there are casualties on both sides, virtually every day. russia was sending in troops. moscow denied a claim. saying it is not supplying weapons. >> we have a number. the russian federation while sending in troops, getting the hardwhere into territory saying that there is no federation
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there. as the talks broke down the suffering of civilians is increasing. residents in parts of donetsk, close to the airport are without running water. many have been destroyed. another failed attempt at a truce. it intensified. fear and uncertainty on both sides of the conflict grows by the day more now on the process in ong kong. joseph when is a professor and member of an alliance. the march today nowhere near as well attended by the demonstrations we have seen in london. disappointed by that? >> the number is not impressive. we are not very happy with the
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number of participants. one has to appreciate the movement is facing quite a bit of pressure. is to maintain the support of the majority of the people so you cannot be too radical. at the same time it understands and hong kong people understand that beijing is not going to make concessions in the foreseeable future. and movement has been maintained in momentum. it is in a difficult kind of situation that protests are necessary to maintain income. this is not the date. usually for the protest rally for democracy is july the 1st. >> if the government in beijing refuses to bundle what is the
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answer to all of this? >> well we must show that we do not give up as long as we do not give up, we maintain our principles. we all understand those who are in option to the demand for democracy, that this will be a long-term political struggle. and the pro-democracy movement will continue to launch wave after wave of peaceful non-violent civil disobedience campaigns. >> god to talk to you as always. >> thank you. >> still to come on the programme, the national football league perhaps to cap a troubled season with the super bowl. we look at a scandal in the
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sport. we look right back.
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now, it is one of the most acclaimed films of the past year and it's in the running for an oscar. the russian feature is only now released in a country where it was made. it caused controversy with a picture of corruption. rory challands gauged the rehabilitation from the locals where the -- reaction from
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locals where the film was shot head north across the tundra. in two hours you find a once bustling finishing village hustled on the shore. two summers ago a film was made now making waves. it's the story of a mechanic father and husband who falls victim to a corrupt local mayor. it won awards at the golden globes and cannes. domestically praise has been less forthcoming. these themes are relevant anywhere in the world where people can be destroyed by corrupt officials. it's the way this depicts russia and russians that made the authorities uncomfortable. it's not an accurate rendition
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of the country, they say. because the characters swear, doesn't make them reel russians. the military suggested it will not give money for gloomy projects again. initially they spoke against them. it now gives more measured statements. >> the film is an artistic fiction. this is only filmed here. it's not about us. it's a germized image. >> as we left another tv crew arrived. people here had to get used to cameras and questions very fast. out in the snow different views. the film has not been properly released. it was given advance screening. >> no one should ban it. it is a good film about life. this is what happens to people.
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they get cheated on. >> it's a troouthful film. this is how we live. we are always lied to. they say one thing, but do something completely differently. look at the houses we live in. >> it's easy to feel run down in the remotest regions. the film has, however briefly, blasted away anonymity. not all welcome that. for many it's what it needs. i feel cold looking at it. time for short. here is sanaa. >> thank you. we'll start with tennis. novak djokovic and andy murray in the final. australian open. novak djokovic has won both previously the world number one is hoping to win his fifth
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australian open in total and eighth grand slam. the pair have been harder to split at melbourne park. the exchange that breaks in the second. they lead 5-4 meantime martina hingis a 3-times singles champion sworn 20 years after her last win. it is her first since returning from requirement in 2013. >> australia was once a dominant figure. but in 39 years since a local lifted the trophy at home with a declining participation figures and tennis courts disappearing, there are fears that the glory days will remain in the past. >> reporter: it's a year another australian open with no home-grown winner.
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it's been 10 years since an australian played in a final. you have to go back further to find an australian that won the open. back in 1976. the semis against rowsal. he is like playing god. i think it was the best win in my life. once we got through him. i thought this is fantastic. is it more accurate to say it's basically to get attention these days. when i was young, football, whatever variety there was. cricket and swimming. one possible lack of success is not enough people are playing. in 2002 that has gone down in 2005 and 3% in 2012.
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i hoped this year's open. the first time an australian has done that since lleyton hewitt in 2005. >> the white city in sydney is almost on the decline of australian tennis. built in the early 20s. it was the whom of the sydney international until 2000. but a lack of funding in recent years, a scene, a venue falling into disrepair. >> the owners want to redevelop the site. tennis will play a large part in that facility and if the sport can remain accessible australia long wait for a single's champion could come to an end they only got a spot in the african cup of nations due to being the host.
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but equatorial guinea are through to the finals in a controversial defeat of tunisia. they were awarded a contentious penalty sparked argument from tunisian side both involved in ugly confrontations. riot police had to be brought in. there was a score from the spot kick and curled in a free kick in equal time. >> we are one of the most honest people in the world. don't be angry because i tried to help them. at the end it was not acceptable. it's not about the players now, it is about what's happened in the game. the democratic republic of congo came from two goals down to beat congo 4-2 advancing to the
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first semifinal. 4-time champions ghana take on guinea superbowl sunday the biggest day in sports. new england patriots play the seattle seahawks. many see it as a season to forget. >> reporter: the n.f.l.'s problems started before the season. ray rice was caught on tape in february punching his fiancee jena palmer unconscious and a hotel elevator. when the tape went public league's commissioner roger goodell gave rice a 2-game unpaid suspension seen as a snap on the wrist and instalment to victims of domestic violently. when damning effort emerged roger goodell backtracked. he suspended rice indefinitely
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and announced a new policy. adrian peterson was charged after beating his son with a tree branch. he pleaded no contest. the vibings suspended him for a game. later they removed him for the season. >> it's a tough year. as an organization we have gone through adversity. it's been adversity for me. that is something where we take that seriously. it's an opportunity for us to get better. >> the scandals together with longstanding concerns over the effect of concussions on the field have taken a toll on public opinion. >> the perception the public opinion around what the n.f.l. did, is they hid from it, they tried to cover it up. they tried to belittle it. if that is the perception that
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is the reality. it entered its final days a new scandal loomed. debate gait. the football used by the new england patriots were defloited below league standard. >> less inflated footballs are easier to throw. the patriots coach and quarterback denied illicit ball handling and said they were shocked. >> the league is investigating. the results will not be known for weeks. the season has been a public relations disaster. professional football is still the most popular sport. 11 r5 million will watch the super bowl on sunday and the broadcaster is charging millions for 50 seconds of air time. teenage golfer has become the largest world number one in
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the sport's history. finishing in a tie at the lpa. it was enough to move her to the top of the rankings. the new zealander had a record set by tiger woods. he became the man's number one the northern indian state of punjab has a role in olympic sport. it is considered a big deal for many as it can lead to selection for the olympic team. >> reporter: this woman starts race day with a prayer. she travelled 100km for the home town to give her life to compete in what is known as india's rural olympics. this is a big deal. she pent the last year preparing for the 4 meter sprint.
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this is part of my training for an upcoming event, crucial to being selected as part of a team. my dream is to be selected and win a medal for india. >> competition is tough. the years discovered dozens of olympians on this track. >> podium winners are usually national athletes. one participate had an international medal, but he couldn't be here. what does that tell you. this competition in a rural event. that's why every event is serious. beating the competition brings participates financial reward and public recognition. for 79 years this athletic talent. it's not only about launching
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careers in sport. it's a reminder of traditions that unite people in this region. >> they cheer and compete in mainstream sport and traditional faets of strength and agility. punjabi are sports people. they go for walks or run. they live in villages. where they have to go along. supporting traditions like flower lifting. >> core finishes second. it's a podium finish wanted but one that she is happy with. >> the dream is a victory in itself. >> al jazeera that's the sport from me. we'll have the latest from the australian open final later. >> thank you. all the best news programs -
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scientists in argentina disoovered more than 100 fossils that could contain 12 unknown species. while the latest is smaller, it's no less important. daniel schweimler reports. >> reporter: this is the value of the moon - haunting secretive, enigmatic. several dinosaur remains have been discovered including one of the oldest so far, the 228 million year old meat-eatingel-raptor. this was the bed of a fresh water lake. it's driven fossil form some of its secret including the oldest dinosaur found. it holds many many more. >> now the same paleontologist who found the raptor habited a
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site 113 fossils representing a previously unknown species. they are much smaller, none more than 5 september meters long. none less important than the dinosaur finds. they are all known species though don't have names. we know their related. some of them to known species. they are cousins with something in common. similar anatomies, but they are not the same. >> the remains were brought to 800 square meters in the region. it may seem baron now, but 230 million years ago, this place was teaming with lives. it's in the rocks, the earth beneath my feet that the experts will find the answers, the secrets of life itself. the team hope the find will help
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them understand a relationship between animals and plants in the environments. at a time before dinosaurs dominated. before africa separated. >> translation: finding new species is better. it's holy grail to uncover sites. this is a tip. the hard work starts now. >> it's slow laborious work. rocks do not give up their 230 million-year-old seat easily. it promises to reveal information about a tiny link in the evolutionary chain. how ancient mammals evolve into dinosaurs the latest on the day's substories ahead with nick clark on al jazeera. that will do it for the newshour. thank you for watching. i'll see you again now.
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