>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour i'm darren jordan from the news center in doha. these are the top stories - iran's nuclear programme and the fight against i.s.i.l. top the agenda on the final day of a summit in munich russia frarnings germany and ukraine gree to meatet on wednesday to talk about the fighting in ukraine. >> nigeria - government delays the election. we get reaction.
and one of toughest and coldest event in the world. we head to yukon where athletes are preparing for an ultimate marathon. first to munich where i.s.i.l. and iran's nuclear programme dominate the talks. both issues are top of the agenda. we have this report. >> reporter: on the final day of the munich conference a shift in process. from talks about the conflict in ukraine, another issue is addressed, the nuke lair programme and the impact in negotiations. the foreign minister stresses that it is time to reach a deal but pushed a key demand. sanctions are a liability. you need to get rid of them if you want a solution, and unless
particularly some politicians, unless they come to a realisation, we will not have a sol solution. that is a single-most important issue. >> also discussed was the upheaval across the middle east with the former secretary-general coven annan taking -- kofi annan taking the stage. >> they are led astray if they thick the ideology -- think the ideology will restore the muslim world to urt while greatness. history says cold societies decay. open societies are the ones that prosper. >> reporter: his comments followed those of iraqi prime minister, who called on nations to advance the fight of i.s.i.l., known as daesh. >> we in iraq face a formidable terror generation it is threatening iraq and the
region threatening the whole world at the moment. as far as i know we are the only country that have armies on the ground fighting daesh. >> reporter: the 3-day conference brings together some of the most influential players. in the hallways and behind closed doors has been a flurry of diplomatic activity with diplomats trying to push for solutions to pressing issues. meanwhile iran's supreme leader addressed the nation over the nuclear programme, backing actions of the west. >> we think no deal is better than a bad deal. it's against the nation's interests and humiliates a nation of iran. i support the progress of nuclear negotiations if a good deal is reach, i would agree with that and believe the iranian nation would not ops the agreement.
>> let's bring in zeina khodr. iran's nuclear programme very much top of the agenda there. what has come out of the meeting today, behind closed doors? >> not much has come out of what was said by the foreign minister. they have two meetings they were lengthy, and they were substantial. we do not have much details. but from what the iranian foreign minister said when he took to the podium earlier today, it's clear that the issue of sanctions and how to lift the sanctions is of great concern to the iranian side. he said that there was no talk about easing sanction meaning a gradual lifting of sanctions, when there was an interim agreement signed in november 2013. he said that the solution has to
come also with the immediate lifting of sanctions against iran. he said that the sanctions are harming the international economy, the global economy, as much as they are harming the iranian people and if the purpose of the sanctions were to deter iran from developing the programme, it didn't work because at the beginning of all there, there were 200 centrifuges in iran and now there are more than 20,000. that's the position from iran. after that john kerry took to the podium, but addressed very little the issue of iran, it was senator john mccain that was more vocal. he said that iran remained the threat for global security in the world, and iran is sponsoring international terrorists and it's the greatest concern for the peace in the
middle east saying that iran is combatting the shia militias on the ground and backing the bashar al-assad regime. that is very much reflecting an opinion and a good portion of the u.s. congress. there's a lot of pressure to try to meet the deadline of end of march, to come to a resolution of the nuclear solution. a lot of pressure on the obama administration and the president of iran who, if you recall carried out much of his electoral campaign on a promise to bring a resolution to this issue. certainly a lot of pressure there on both administrations, and then you have the u.s. congress where a vast majority of the senators there do favour for more sanctions. >> zeina khodr, briefly, in terms of the fight against i.s.i.l. sounds like john kerry wants more countries to join the coalition against the group.
>> yes, indeed he wants more countries to join the coalition, and more effort maybe diverse type of effort. there was - german foreign minister says that he favoured providing more training to the iraqi army, which is the only army on the ground at this stage fighting the i.s.i.l. group or they have been calling it daesh but john kerry says there has to be several aspects to it. you need the military campaign and a political reform economical reform education has to change in those countries. certainly he says that this is going to be a long-term effort that has to be carried globally by the entire world. zeina khodr, thank you well the u.s. is leading on international coalition that has been launching air strikes against the group in iraq and syria. nadim barber takes a looks at
their efforts. >> the u.s. started a bombing campaign against i.s.i.l. in iraq. since then it conducted more than 1,000 air tricks carrying out 80% of air raids. last august air strikes and kurdish peshmerga forces broke the siege of mt sinjar, where tense of thousands of yazidi fled massacres. american strikes helped kurdish and iraqi forces retake mosul dam. i.s.i.l. took control of the city of mosul, and in september france and britain joined the air campaign in iraq. other countries involved are australia, belgium, canada denmark and the new york jets. in neighbouring syria and the u.s., the united arab emirates jordan saudi arabia and qatar have taken part. in september 12th oil refineries from targeted a key source of income for i.s.i.l. and i.s.i.l. fighters have been
forced to retreat from kobane a strategic town on syria's border with turkey. in the last few days following the killing of a jordanian pilot. king abdullah sent dozens of fighter jets to hit the area promising a relentless war against the group the u.k. is sending dozens of soldiers to train the jordanian troops following a decision by them to step up attacks. the jordanian army says it destroyed 56 i.s.i.l. targets, and a man gave a briefing which has increased the killing of the jordanian pilot. last week i.s.i.l. released a video showing moaz al-kasasbeh being burnt alive. >> a retired general, joining us from imam. what is your overall assessment of jordan's military response to the killing of moaz al-kasasbeh.
is this a military strategy or a short-term rehabilitation to satisfy public opinion? >> no it's - it's got the velocity and destruction. it's been studied well it's not an emotional retaliation or something like that. it's studied well and they attack the i.s.i.l. target and they made in-flight damage on them. the whole campaign i comment is too slow. very constrained sort of thing. we need to open up increase like 600 800. can play a significant, like 80% destroying daesh. 20% for ground troops. because i.s.i.l. is really - is
covering a big area in syria and iraq. you need really the power to handle the response of air power there, the quickest reaction to it. >> you highlight the fact that air power is critical. many people are asking the question - can jordan really sustain a protracted air campaign against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria, does it have the assets the money to do this over the long haul? >> well absolutely not. jordan needs the lodgistic support, she need the spare parts, aeroplane and ask for rpvs remote vehicles the predator. we didn't the pentagon or the congress. they can inflict a lot of damage
on the roll of strikes and parliamentary parliamentary personnel tricks need the support. >> how split is the public debate in jordan about the role the country should play against i.s.i.l. many say that jordan shouldn't be involved in the first place. >> we have a cohesive unity regarding what i.s.i.l. did and i thing the people were against this diminishing gradually, and they believe in what we are doing right now. >> all right. general, thank you for sharing your insight with al jazeera. thank you. >> now, russia's president vladimir putin and his ukranian
counterpart have taken part in a 4-way telephone call. france and germany's leaders are on the line. the four heads of state plan to meet minsk orn wednesday. on -- on wednesday. >> we'll cross to rory challands. how is the meeting likely to play out, with the meeting? >> they planned to meet on wednesday. we heard from vladimir putin, causing a little doubt. he said they'll gather in minsk if certain agreements are made first. presuming that does all happen and they meet in minsk, russians are hopeful that there'll be something significant coming out of it. they are talking about important decisions, hoping to be made there. now, what they want to see is some sort of ceasefire, talk
about special status for the don blask and protocols. that's what the leaders have been talking about. everyone will come to the meeting with different thinking slightly different requests. we have heard petro porashenko talking about how he doesn't want any sort of u.n. peace-keeping force on the ground in eastern ukraine, but may be open it a referendum on the federalization of the east. we have had francois hollande talking about a demilitarized zone between ukraine and the east of the country. whatever is decided, western leaders are going to be looking to russia to bring the influence to bear on the rebels the separatists fighting on ground. however much will be discussed
had the a high level international leader level. not much change will happen in eastern ukraine, if the rebels themselves the separatists kent be convinced to lay down their ams. >> thank you -- down their arms. >> thank you. more to come. including details of leaked conversations by egypt's president abdul fatah al-sisi running into trouble - australia prime minister tony abbott tries to fight off a leadership challenge. and in sport - security is tight ahead of the much-anticipated african cup of nations final. details later in the newshour now, the u.s. says nigeria's decision to postpone presidential and legislative elections is disappointing. the vote was supposed to happen
next week but is delayed by six weeks due to security. as reported from lagos, opposition parties are criticizing that decision. >> it's a decision arrived at after long dell ib rations. when he came to announce it the chairman of the electoral commission had this to say about the decision to postpone the elections due to security concerns. >> not being being a security agency that could guarantee elections as well as voters or observers, the commission cannot lightly wave off the advice by the nation's security chiefs. >> the reaction was swift and angry, with the opposition. all congressive congress calling it provocative. people have been protesting for days. for delaying the vote.
outside abuja. >> that man said one year ago, to draw the timetable for the election. shut not sit on the evil of the election. >> to lose confidence in the process. definitely they believe that it is a result of the pressure that has come from where else the party that is scared of defeat. elections, so if that party has its way, to shift the goalpost towards the end, then the party will have it's way in manipulating the results. >> at the same time they had announced plans. to deploy a force of 8,000. to fight the group, boko haram. it's part of a plan to bring security to the region a plan that the government says would allow the elections to go ahead. >> forces struggle to defeat
boko haram for five years. nigerians are susceptible. our only hope in this country is nigerians. it is this coming election. all our hopes are attached to this election. we are eager to kick out the government. because this government neglected us for five years. nothing. >> under nigeria's constitution elections must take place by the end of april. that is what many are pinning their hopes on that it will not be moved again. >> and the presidential candidate from the main opposition party, former general spoke exclusively to al jazeera, saying the reason given by the electoral commission to delay the polls seems implausible.
>> the national council of states, the chairman in the nigerian election give a detailed brief of the activities from 2011 from the nation to them, and they clearly said or he said they are ready to hold the election. if the same military cannot secure out of 774 in six years, how we can be sure they secure those for the local government in six weeks. we are going to future supporters to give the chance and richard, allowed by the constitution that society
minute, days to the swearing in of the new government central government elections must be conducted. >> there's no more room for manoeuvre. >> and you can catch the full interview at 19:30 g.m.t. a special edition of "talk to al jazeera" with martine dennis. now, a television station in turkey is broadcasting a leaked conversation involving egyptian president abdul fatah al-sisi. it reportedly took place after the coup that removed former president mohamed mursi from power. in the state he is heard to ask gulf states for money, and made insulting rocks to the qatari royal families and gulf countries referred to as half states. >> translation: listen, tell them we need 10 to get them deposited into the army account. what did i say? >> translation: 10 in the army account. >> translation: when i win the
election we'll invest in the state. we'll need another 10 from the united arab emirates and another 10 from kuwait. we need to save a small portion in the central bank to get the account settled until 2014. why are you laughing. their money is like ice. the recording was obtained by a pro-muslim organization in turkey. it followed a 2011 resolution. popular protests and a coup forced it out. it's been labelled a terrorist organization. >> a professor of political signs science. he said there has been plenty of leaks. >> there are mountains of leaks. we have heard from wikileaks a
few years ago. and they are so much sensation. it doesn't really affect policies or government relationship to each other. i don't think they'll be impacted in any way or shape. it will make a few people here and there unhappy. and probably they use it for their own private consumption with a better sense of humour. echips has a strong relationship. that will not be harmed one way for the other. >> to yemen now. people have been protesting against the takeover by the
houthi. demonstrators want the fighters to release the president abd-rabbu mansour hadi from house arrest. the houthi leader called it a revolution, and blamed abd-rabbu mansour hadi for stepping down. >> some political forces and collaborators fail to understand that the yemeni people are adamant they'll achieve a lawful just demands to establish a way of life. >> many leave the villages and head to tunis or europe in a change of life. in the second part of our series been owe popularization we travel to tunis. >> reporter: for almost all of her children's life this woman has been a mother and a
father-figure. her tunisian husband stayed in france after they married. they facebook and skype, but only see him once a year. she doesn't want to educate her children in france. her children will live separate lives. she wishes to find work here. if there are salaries and good jobs, it would be better for all of us if they can come back. >> that is why there's no work. the desert region has a harsh dry climate. there's a lack of water and facilities and no tourism. imfederation here is nothing new. people started to move to the coastal cities and went to places like algeria. most of the people in this town ended up in france.
>> many of the new villas were built with money from abroad. they have seen the town change. there's an influx of money, and a growing rift in society. >> translation: tunisian authorities and people in the town must educate the next generation, and give them a sense of social heritage to people connect with the roots. >> this association connects people with tunisians in france. those abroad used to send money home to wives and children. for the first time entire families join relatives overseas. we are a group of associations ringing the alarm bells. one of the goals to bring the problems and dangers to the surface. the town's population halved in the last 30 years.
during the winter people wait for their relatives to return briefly in the summer. they say the town is losing its people and its spirit. they can only hope one day it will come back to life. we'll check on the weather with richard. news of more bad weather hitting the united states. >> that's right. the north-east and north-west seeing nasty conditions. looking at the satellite, you she a line of cloud running across the -- see a line of cloud running across the north and another system out to the west. the pineapple express - bringing rain from that direction. >> the other thing in the north-east you don't need anything else they had so much snow around the boston area trying to basically dig themselves out of the it. in the pacific north-west there's been so much rain that
the flooding is extensive. there's a risk of mudslides. the weather situations across the north-west will deteriorate. there has been record-breaking snow fall in british columbia 2 meters of snow yes. that pushes snow to the rockies, seattle and down the coast to san francisco. more snow across the nearby of the united states causing disruption across the region. we'll see it continuing through. by the time we get through to tuesday, we should see respite from the snow situation. >> thank you. now, guatemala shut the main international airport as black ash from a volcanic eruption gils the sky. it is about -- fills the sky. it's about 40km west of the
guatemala city thick black ash has rich into the air from the fire volcano, it's been rumbling for a few weeks, but started to erupt on saturday. the government told at least 100 who live near the volcano to leave. people should take shelter and cover tank. they have asked people in areas where where there has been ash falling to wear masks over their faces so as not to breathe in contaminated air. the ash has mixed with rain. it's possible to see 3, 700 people from here as it rumbles in the distance.
the agenda for the final day. speaking of the contents iran's foreign minister warns of new sanctions. ukranian president petro porashenko expects what he called a swift and unconditional ceasefire after planned talks in minsk. conversation after a telephone conversation with counter parts in moscow and leaders in germany and france. the main opposition party in nigeria threatens the electoral commission for delaying elections. u.s. called it deeply disappointed. a retrial for fahd and baher mohamed begins on february the 12th. they have spent 407 days behind bars. they along with our colleague peter greste were accused of reporting false news and supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. charges they and al jazeera deny. peter is back in australia after
being released. baher mohamed and mohamed fadel fahmy is still in prison. al jazeera demands their immediate release. india's prime minister narendra modi could face a first election defeat since coming to power last year. exit polls for elections suggest a victory for one of the parties. the vote a test of modi's popularity. the election result will be announced on tuesday. more from new delhi, voting ended. results have been announced. what are the early exit polls telling us so far? >> interesting news on the exit polls. by moth accounts suggesting a significant swing to the party, which could be announced as a majority of saturdays going to the party, allowing them to govern the state of delhi on its own. you can see it in two ways -
it's a symbolic defeat riding momentum after the huge landslide victory in the election. on the other hand a vindication for the common man party. india's newest experiment that we couldn't rule the state properly last time around but will do to this time with a majority. interesting teems for the state of delhi, and an interesting analysis of the political landscape in india more generally. all the experts tell us that the elections are seen as a popularity test for the indian prime minister. >> yes, that's an interesting question going forward. this was perhaps in some quarters billed as a referendum. the b.j.p. party said it's not a referendum, state and federal politics are different. let's put it into contents the b.j.p. does not have the numbers in the upper parliament.
consolidating is what it wanted to do. delhi is part of that plan. the question is where do the v.j.p. go from here. we have states coming up to the poll or do they pull the image back and let the states go for it as business as usual. six have been killed as bombs were thrown at a bus. 30 were injured. well this was the latest in a string of attacks fuelled by an ongoing transportation strike called by the main opposition party last month. the unrest is hurting the country's economy. >> raw hide goes bad after three month, it's been here on the outskirts for some time. there has been a transportation strike since january 5th and no
trucks are willing to take it to port. over the past month, i haven't been able to ship one foot of raw hide. i have about 250,000 square feet of raw hide sitting here. it was worth about half a million. across bangladesh changes are hurt by the blockades and general strikes called by the opposition nationalist party, which wants to force the prime minister to resign and call new elections. >> the rush hour is almost empty at the toll booth. the main entrance. to give some idea of the economic impact of the opposition blockade the traffic coming through is less than 50% of what it usually is. according to some employees that we talk to it's closer to 10-20% of the normal track. there has been several attacks
including this one. dozens of civilians have been killed or injured. the governing party accuses the public of being targeted to create an atmosphere of fear. >> when we go on general strikes, we go to the bus owners workers. we went to the general public. we are protesting against the injustice of the government. will you join us. we caught them on our side. that's how it's supposed to be done. what is the opposition doing. do you call this politics. >> activists say they are the victims of state violence. they live in fear of being attacked. a year ago al jazeera spoke to his wife he was one of thousands in gaol. today he is free but in hiding.
>> translation: after i was released i got past the four walls of the prison. then all of bangladesh became my prison. >> the government of the prime minister refused to sit down with the opposition. blaming it for the recent violence. back at the factory they hope the blockade comes to an end soon so he can sell the raw hide. until there's a political agreement. the strikes and violence continue. >> australian prime minister has brought forward a party confidence vote that could result in him being replaced by a minister. he has lost popularity for making health and education cuts in an effort to reduce the country's precedent. >> reporter: out for a jog, tony abbott must have had a lot on his mind. a few hours later he took to the podium in sydney with an
announcement. >> the last thing australia needs is instability and uncertainty. on reflection and after talking to my colleagues i decided that the best thing we can do is deal with the spill motion as quickly as possible and put it behind us. >> reporter: with that abbott brought forward a vote that could on monday morning result in his own party forcing him out of office. >> it's been a fall. they came to power less than 18 months ago. polls suggest half of all australians want him gone. >> it's a turn of events considering that they are aware of flip flop. >> we were elected to end the chaos of labour and to fix labour's mess. >> we are talking about many analysts considered the
rudd-gilad debacle. in 2010 julia gillard challenged him and took over. rudd returned after three years and another challenge. now as another challenge nears, the deputy leader is keeping tight-lipped. i'm aware the meeting is at 9 o'clock on monday. >> she and the minister for communications malcolm turnbull are considered the main contenders. neither is giving anything away. >> any member of the party can stand without a disloyalty to the person whose leadership is declared vacant. >> abbott is convinced the party will vote in his favour. there's no escaping that some of his backbenchers wan him more. if he does this hurdle political stability is far from assured. a report from china shows demand for import is slowing in
the second largest economy. in january exports fell by 3.4%. tumbling 19.9%. posting a trade surplus of $50 million. the new figures could be a headache to the government under pressure to do more to stimulate the economy. >> the spread of h.i.v. in a remote cambodian village prompted a call for a clampdown on practices. aids was caused after a botched treatment by an unregistered doctor. >> rob mcbride spoke to some victims in north-west cambodia. >> in the village of rocca, people are scared. the deputy village chief was one of the first to test positive for h.i.v. along with his wife and two children. >> it was confirmed we had hif, the rest of the villages were
afraid. in one after the other, more cases were confirmed. the local medical center finds itself treating over 200 sufferers. with more diagnosed. >> translation: we got worried when more and more tested positive. we know the impact that will have on the community. >> investigations identified dirty needles from an unregistered doctor as the probable cause. he's been arrested and is awaiting trial. >> the episode is a big set back in tackling h.i.v. aids. it's held up as a model, cutting 2% infection rate by more than half in the past 15 years, on its way to achieving the ultimate goal of stopping the spread of the virus by 2020. it prompted demands for the authorities to crack down on
poor medical standards, especially in poor areas. it is of now, we don't have evidence of such a thing in other part of the county. and in the medium term it's considering conducting other studies. back in the village, and we are told the names of uncles aunts and cousins who have been diagnosed. >> 16 in total out of an extended family of 50. >> we know many other people in the village who will not get tested because they fear the discrimination if testing positive. >> those that have the virus have been prescribed a script regime of anti-retro viral drugs for young and old alike. >> translation: for me it's painful. i can accept it because i'm old. but the real pain is for my children. how can they go through school and have a family. how can they face a life without a cure?
there has been scenes you don't normally see. people celebrating after a curfew was lived. jane arraf was there. there were people in the streets. for the first time in 12 years baghdad residents don't need to rush home. the curfew put in place by the u.s. military and kept in force by the iraqi government is now history. a few months ago there was fear that baghdad could fall to i.s.i.l. but that threat diminished. although there are regular bombings, iraq's government is focused on getting life back on track. >> we believe this is the right time to send the right message to our people. iraq is still at war. however, the team of baghdad should live their life. life should go oun. because of the curfew they have been closing.
the dress shop is a business that plans to stay open. >> it's a mfidecision for business and our work. >> of course we will benefit. a lot of people say they feel safer. most bombings happen in the day time. the prime minister accorded a lot of roadblocks. in some neighbourhoods there's a crackdown, and limits as to the number of security vehicles that can be used. this is a country at war, aimed at making the city feel liveable. >> people are fed up of spending hours in traffic. you have a checkpoint in the middle of the street. it leaves us stuck for almost two hours.
some iraqis gathered where officials were throwing a party. >> you can see the people are happy about the curfew being lifted. we sleep in the day and go to work at night. the iraq bikers a motorcycle gang came out in force. joining tribal leaders and politicians. no one things lifting the curfew means baghdad is safe. for some it's more fun time for the sport with farah. >> thank you so much african football's best side will be crowned in a few hours time with ghana to face the ivory coast. it's a repeat of the 1992 final won by the ivory coast on penalties. that's the only time they have lifted the trophy. it will be a record ninth final for ghana. >> it's a final with a - two
very good team. two very strong country in africa. seems a long time. so we know it won't be easy. it's like all the final, i think. we try to do our best. we'll try as we said before. we want to do it on the pitch. the group of players, i think, shows that they know how to fight and how to play football. and if i may say, all can be proud on this team. >> let's go live to our correspondent. both the teams are dominant in football in the recent years. victory has been a long time coming for each of them. tell us about that. >> i think it would be hard pressed to hazard a guess as to who it looked like.
ivory coast - they have one in 23 years. would you believe that many - all of ghanan players in the african cup of nations squad - they were not important yet. the last time ghana had it all to play for a little later. we heard a short while ago about a colourful character. a lack of experience. this one is a lucky white shirt. they'll wear it a little later as they attempt to put an end to 23 years of african cup of nation. they have been waiting so long for the trophy. and like i mentioned a lot longer. all indications are that it would be a cracking final. both coming at a difficult group, coming from the group in which they throw lots through to the quarterfinal. mali crashed out for ghana, and
they came through. also the top ranked side in africa which was algeria. >> what security measures are taken in light of the violence that has taken place in recent days. >> actually there's an increased security military police presence. we are looking at the water canon at the venue. there's army personal. for the last few hours they've been up and down busy. they spoke, there's a detailed security plan in place. to avoid the ugly scenes. between equatorial guinea. all three, military police officers security personal on high alert for any sort of the crowd trouble. >> we'll talk to you in a bit.
robin adams reports live. >> bayern munich claimed the first win of 20 sa in bundislega. the german champions bouncing back from a loss, beating stuttgart. bayern robin scoring a goal in the 2-1 win, holding an 8-point lead at the top of the league. later on sunday 100 men and women begin a gruelling series of races on foot mountain bikes across the northern u.k.an territory. competitors face temperatures with lows of minus 40 degrees, and the prospect of storms. distances will vary from the traditional marathon from a 690km run, taking up to 10 days long.
they'll sleep in the while. and get hot meals. daniel lack reports from whitehorse on how human being prepare for such an endeavour. >> reporter: minus 30 degrees on a winter's after noon this couple from the czech republic are training. in the early 20s, they are fit and regularly run marathons and triathlons. they are on their honeymoon here. >> we go together for the first 100 miles. holding hands, enjoying. minus 40 sleep. snuggling up in a sleeping bag. >> i'm starting to be scared a little bit. it will be a nice experience. >> that's your house. >> sleds they drag carry food shelter. to help them survive unimaginable extremes cold and
endurance. the real enemy is within. >> i know if the head let me down you know if they let you town there's no way they could keep going. >> shelley teaches the mandatory survival clinic for races that hadn't been in the cold. they discussed fears and the burden of being alone at night in the deep winter. >> if it takes you out of the race it will be something else. it will start to get too tired, or you start to let the demons in your brain over react, and people start misjudging. >> it's a race. safety is everything. that's why organizers make sure people have the right equipment. and put first timers through mandatory training. a final test outdoors before the race begins. first timers lighting stoves and
pitching tents. all the things they spend the next week or more having to stay alive. they carry satellite devices. they call for a rescue. the key is to be self-sufficient. there's certainty and there's crew out there. i want to be able to say that the people out there hand themselves and don't have to risk anyone's life to thep someone. >> this is what it comes down to. surviving the long dark arctic nights somehow, whether on foot skis or mountain bikes, in is one of the coldest and toughest events in the world. more sport on the website. for all the latest check out aljazeera.com/sport. there's blocks and videos from our correspondents around the world. that's all your sport for now. back with more later. see you then.
thank you very much indeed. now, stars of the big screen are about to hit the red carpet in london on sunday for the biggest awards events. the baftas take place two weeks and shows who is on course for oscar glory. >> we are well into award seasons, global globes done it's the turn of the baftas here is a look at who is up for what. there's 24 categories from sound to animation. some get more attention than others. here they are. first of all, we start with best director incredibly tight. wes anderson for grand budapest. the favourite is alejandro gonzalez for "birdman." >> movie reel: you were a movie star remember. >> who is this guy? >> he used to be birdman. >> you wrote the adaptation.
>> i did, yes. >> and you direct and star. >> next up best actor, it's closely watched. ray fines, jake gelin hall. benedict kum ber impact and eddy for his depiction of steven hawkin and he took a golden globe for this performance. >> the flour essence in the washing powder is caught by the uv light. >> why do you know that? >> the universe is expanding. if you reverse time the universe is getting smaller. >> this one, best actress: all competing. julien more is the favourite for the oscar. could she take best actress for "still actress." >> no i want to take it.
can you spell that. >> and then there is the big one, best picture. strong competitors here this year: any could take it realistically. critics have their eyes on this a strong contender for the same oscar, it could take best picture at the baftas too. >> movie reel: i see your point. we should just let it happen more naturally. that's what you're saying. that's what we'll do starting now. >> and so the nominations are in. the red carpet is ready. this is described as one of the tightest bafta contests in years. and it's not long to go now until we find out who the big winners are here. >> not long indeed. stay with us here on al jazeera. i'll be back amount the top of the hour with another full bulletin of news. stay with al jazeera. thanks for watching.
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