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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from doha this is the news hour on al jazeera, scenes of devastation in nepal after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake had buildings collapse. in search of a better life ethiopians crossing land and sea to reach europe. the president is trying to continue a 48-year rule. and ashs from an erupting
volcano in chile reaches far as the argetine capitol. ♪ hello everyone, nepal first of all where people are clawing through the rubble churching for survivors after an earthquake and dozens of bodies dragged from the rubble with 7.5 earthquake at kathmandu and nearby areas. this is on the map in an area between the capitol kathmandu and the city of pokara and tremors in india, as far as new deli and kalcutta and dakka and we have reporters at all locations and nicole johns stone has this report at the latest. >> reporter: powerful 7.9
magnitude earthquake rocked kathmandu valley and felt as far away as india and bangladesh and buildings collapsed and homes lost under tons of concrete steel and power lines. temples were also damaged and destroyed. >> it went on forever. it went on forever and even the building they stood by was one jolt and it wasn't one jolt it was a continuous wave. >> reporter: the 19th century tower has been knocked down only a stump remains. it's believed some tourists were climbing the tower when the earthquake struck and there were reports dozens of people were trapped there. the wounded are being pulled from the rubble. hospital beds have been set up. around 2.5 million people live in kathmandu and it's a densely populated area and reports of
whole villages have been destroyed and getting help for them will be more difficult than the capitol, over the next few hours the devastation in nepal will be clearer and many people are still in shock and desperate to find anyone who needs help. nicole johnston al jazeera. we have been speaking to people throughout the morning on al jazeera and this is one of them, nepal's minister of information and communications and he told me the government has already begun its rescue efforts. >> the police and army has been instructed to provide any service needed to any citizen on the national emergency relief review and also we have reports that people are trapped in the rubble and military of structure so that people trapped in the rubble can be dugout of it.
most importantly we are trying to put our acts together but this is an emergency at the center and the cabinet meeting will start shortly and the prime ministers here and army police chiefs are here and pretty soon we will be able to marbelize all operations needed. >> let's start speaking to correspondents on the line from kathmandu, she was there when it all happened and please talk us through it. >> hi around me all the people are outside in the square. i live in a very congested part of the city very near and all the squares are full of people. everyone is in panic and shock.
earlier people were taken out of the rubble and after years of talking about a earthquaken earthquake it's like in the house with the earthquake support and i have full of neighbors right now and a few minutes ago i was in the area. >> extraordinary and looking at pictures just now of the human effort is what i would describe it now and everyone seems to be pitching in and emergency services are there and pitching in and doing anything they can at the moment. >> yeah and most of the areas have vehicles and playing a huge role and like rescue people and
i do understand from the neighborhood and people were being brought over somebody was asking for medics around the area. so knowing what to do they are not comfortable going back to their houses. >> right, what was it like at the time, can you take me back to there and tell me how long and you may not know exactly but how long it felt like the earthquake went on and the aftershocks since then. >> it seems like it took forever because the ground kept shaking and talking one's self in an earthquake, i did not think it was an earthquake. i didn't know what was happening. an earthquake is scary and
people talking about the experience and people didn't know it was happening and people could driving and people fell down and the earth started cracking and buildings and things falling down on the ground and people gathered together and it's not very clear on how much damage. >> our correspondent at kathmandu of firsthand accounts of what it was like when the earthquake hit. let's show you some other pictures we have been getting through the morning, it's absolute chaos and as she said the squares, public areas in
kathmandu still full of people there and pitching in and doing what they can, in a state of shock and trying to do anything they can to get any survivors out of the rubble. social media has been interesting to watch as well and these are pictures i gathered from twitter over the course of the morning. these are the kind of pictures which say it all. again, temples there and they have been absolutely destroyed, some areas just flattened, fronts of houses pretty much torn down and there you see the people once again doing anything they can to move those huge amounts of brick and rubble which are there. quite incredible pictures coming out of nepal and this happened only maybe three hours ago, less than three hours ago the earthquake struck and originally 7.5 is a magnitude, it was upgraded to 7.9 with a depth of only two kilometers which i
guess is why there was so much damage with a shallow earthquake and felt further afield and well and go to new deli with our correspondent there who felt the earthquake and how strong was it and this is 1,000 kilometers away how did it feel there? >> it was a long way away from the epicenter but the ground shook for up to a minute in some places in northern india and i felt it myself as we were sitting in an open area and it was quite a substantial shake for sometime causing a large amount of panic particularly in the capitol new deli and hearing of several deaths across the northern belt of india and the two states there as well as deaths in west bangol to the east of the country and may be a steady rise in the death toll in india here however the local authorities are assessing the damages and casualties at this
end and should update you on the official level in new deli prime minister modi and president of india have offered their support to nepal and a high-level meeting is being convened airforce and emergency services in india on high alert. the big question is depending on the kind of assessment that the nepal authorities offer in the coming hours and days what kind of support countries like india will offer by way of aide and humanitarian assistance and technical expert because india may be able to play an important support service there. >> thanks and live in new deli with an update of the earthquake felt there and also she says the rescue effort which india will be a part of. hospitals in kathmandu we see here understandably overwhelmed, nothing can prepare you for a 7.9 magnitude earthquake and all the narrow streets i have been told they have around nepal with
buildings falling down you can imagine the number of casualties. there have been numbers put out there, 70-100 deaths so far but really there is no way of knowing just yet and you can imagine with all the huge levels of rubble and injured people that the number will only go up. let's have a look at some other pictures that we have gotten through. this was earlier on and this kind of -- this is what she was telling us the people who were out in the squares in the public areas of kathmandu and just in shock. this is interesting, this is a tower which is about 14 stories high i believe, a 19th century tower which people could get tickets to go up and view from that is all that is left of it. i mean that is quite extraordinary and later on we will show you a picture of it beforehand and someone we spoke to was telling us this tower the ticket numbers in the morning were something like 200 people had taken tickets to go up there and not to say there were 200
people up there at the time but i have read confirmed reports of 50 bodies being pulled from the rubble there at the tower, a very fame famous landmark in kathmandu and there is a world heritage site which question hopefully can show you some before and after pictures here they come there you go on the left-hand side a temple i have not have the name on it but it's monesco site and it's on the left-hand side and it's basically gone on the right-hand side extraordinary stuff, further afield and in new deli before we go to dakka and in the bangladesh capitol and as i asked from the other correspondents can you tell me what it felt like the moment
this earthquake hit? >> it was as described by my cameraman, just a kind of difficult to figure out what exactly was going on. he was about to say something for a story we were doing and he felt he was perhaps having a dizzy spell and lost his bearings and tried to be still and didn't work and because of the earthquake and tremors felt across the country because there is a fault line that runs through and very close to the capitol dakka to the north of the country but nothing that ever have been long sustained and this strong so people did panic quite a bit. everyone ended up rushing out on to the streets and just kind of standing around, looking confused about what might have happened. and a lot of worry too because there is a -- it's kind of
regarded as an open secret that a lot of buildings in dakka, the capitol do not adhere to construction codes and if there is ever a strong earthquake it is something that is on the mind of a lot of people here a strong earthquake the damage could be very devastating in a crowded city without much functional rescue. >> i'll leave you and the line is breaking up a little bit so i will leave you there and thank you for that and give you an idea how far afield that was felt and that was in the bangladesh capitol dakka and looking at twitter and the prime minister said he spoken to prime minister who is in transit in bangkok on the way to kathmandu and modi assured support and assistance during this tough time that is the indian prime minister modi on twitter about
six minutes ago and looking at pictures of kathmandu it's astonishing and the buildings not built as pointed out in dakka buildings not built to the highst safety code even though this is an area where you get earthquakes and they just have come down haven't they and chaos in nepal with amounts of builds and temples as well and no official word on death toll yet because obviously you would think it's going to rise substantially with the amount of damage that we have seen there. live coverage on al jazeera of this developing story out of nepal, we will bring you more of it on this news hour. plenty more ahead on the news hour as well one month since iraqi forces drove i.s.i.l. fighters out of tikrit and people are too scared to return to their homes. indonesia is working
antiterrorism law after hundreds joined in iraq and syria and we will tell you the ramifications of that and in sport the veteran ford is making a big impact in the nba playoffs. ♪ now the italian coast guard says it rescued 228 people in two separate operations europe continues to struggle with the migrant crisis. our journey on the news hour will start at the source of the crisis ethiopia where people risk smugglers and deserts and sea crossings to reach europe and head to libya where we will report from coast guard on patrol from libya where most of the migrants will begin the peril sea journey and being rescued by italian coast guards
and we start at ethiopia of many migrants dreaming of a better life. >> reporter: almost every one is fine young men killed along migrants by i.s.i.l. in libya last week. they were headed to europe through a well-traveled smuggling route and the plan was to cross the mediterranean sea to italy. in the neighborhood where three of them grew up many joined their families in mourning. they were inconsolable, the pain hard to describe. they were looking for a better life. many of their friends here are also desperate to leave. those we talked to say that life is difficult and staying in ethiopia was not an option. these are some of the childhood friends who saw them off two months ago, they hoped to follow soon and even as they grieve they have not abandoned that plan. >> translator: i know it's
dangerous, and it's better than being stuck here and it will be better when i go. >> reporter: he attempted the journey in march and never got to his destination. they were turned back at libya border and smugglers failed to agree on a payment for the border police. >> translator: the smugglers are brutal and don't care about anyone and only care about money and treat people badly and they beat us. >> reporter: ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, still it's a pour country, many people are unemployed and believe it's mentality than poverty that drives people to leave. >> this mindset and this collective psychology of going to dream land countries of destination has been a driving factor. >> reporter: back in the neighborhood the vigil goes on
even as some of the young people here dream of plans to leave the country, no matter what catherine with al jazeera. as we said many migrants who risked their lives to go to europe leave by sea and it's difficult to patrol the showers and on board with one of libya's few coast guard patrols. >> reporter: this is not an easy mission and they don't have enough equipment and then they say that is the smugglers continue to adapt their tactics according to the changes on the ground. one of the coast guards was telling me he is pretty sure the smugglers had informants to tell them when the coast guard is about to set off on patrol and then they said that they noticed among the migrants that they have rescued over the past few weeks about 250 that there was no sticker on board. migrants say that one of them was taught quickly how to steer
the boat and little raft for passage, in other instances the skippers take them to a certain point and under some pretext like for example the engine has broken down get picked up by another boat and abandon the migrants in the middle of the sea and also say going after the migrants in libya alone is not going to work simply because this is the last leg of a very long journey and most of the migrants have been to one, two, three or four several countries before reaching the coast of libya and you have smuggling networks that operate in all these countries, some of the heads of the networks are not in libya so according to the coast guards at least their point of view is if you want to go after the smugglers you will have to carry out operations in countries and a very difficult job for the eu. across the water meanwhile the italian coast guard continues its rescue operation,
the man is believed to be the captain of a boat that capsized on sunday an ordered by italian court to remain in jail and we have this from sicily. >> reporter: a face of a trader in human misery is what a court must decide and he is from tunisia and was a passenger on a boat with loss of hundreds of lives and others say he was the boat's captain but even if guilty he will surely only be a small cog in the huge business of taking desperate people across the mediterranean sea. we went to saracuze and migrants in the public squares and bus stations and bored and frustrated and planning the next move and we were not allowed in but we spoke for julia who works for a charity inside and from sericuze and never imagined being an aide worker in her
hometown. >> people dying in the sea, we cannot stand it. it's crazy. i mean people should have the right to move to ask for asylum and to work. it's not possible to die just because they need to escape from war or poverty. >> reporter: and they are from aratraia and asked not to show their faces and is a microbiologist who dreams of a ph.d. in europe and arrived after eight days at sea and paid $3,000 each to smugglers. >> they are trying to make a business that is it because i think it's a big business to take from one person $3,000. >> reporter: you are not angry to them. >> no, they are doing business and not forcing you to go, it's your wish. >> reporter: they did not mistreat you on the boat. >> no, nothing like that. >> reporter: at the station a group of sudaneeze are trying to get money to take the train
north. this is the escape route for many migrants because majority we spoke to say they have no intention of staying here and think of sweden germany and united kingdom as countries they like to get to and sicily and italy is just one stage in their long and dangerous journey. but all the time more are arriving on sicily's shores, back at katania harbor italian coast guard brought 80 in port and now they face struggles to come in europe a continent that does not want them sicily. it has been almost a month now since iraq government forces drive i.s.i.l. fighters out of tikrit but as we report many residents are still scared to go back fearing sectarian attacks. tikrit remains a ghost city many parts of it destroyed.
there was fierce fighting between i.s.i.l. and the government forces backed by shia and battle scars are everywhere. there are also signs of looting and arson attacks carried out by the malitia, the government admits some member of the popular mobilization forces committed these acts and says it will hold them accountable. security forces here say all para militarys left the city and are calling on the people to return home. >> translator: i'm from tikrit and i tell the people and the families to return. we are your brothers. the conditions are good and your neighbors are returning. >> reporter: al jazeera's request to accompany the popular mobilization forces on a trip to tikrit has been pending for almost two weeks. but our camera person got in and was able to film inside the city center. no families were found, signs by i.s.i.l. fighters have been crossed out but new slogans, signs and flags may reflect the
sectarian nature some residents we spoke to on the phone said the burning of property is still ongoing. many outside of the city they fear appraisal attacks if they return. and military are still in tikrit but away from cameras. i.s.i.l. fighters are also present and still fighting in the surrounding areas. the big battle for tikrit could be over but winning the trust of its residents is not easy. >> translator: the people can't return now because there is a lack of basic services water pipes broken and shortage of electricity and a battle in tikrit, now destroyed security is good and no forces or i.s.i.l. but it's an issue of restoration of the services. >> reporter: on the outskirts of tikrit we found this family. >> translator: we came back before tikrit was liberated and there was still talk of fighting and we came back to our home thank god. >> reporter: the fight against i.s.i.l. is not over but many
people feel they are caught between i.s.i.l. and government forces backed by shia para militarys, there are growing fears that what happened in tikrit could be replicated in the city of mosul and anbar providence, i.s.i.l. remains strong there but winning back the test trust of the people in tikrit may be much harder than winning the war, al jazeera, baghdad. check on the weather now with rob and we have been talking a lot about the earthquake in nepal and surrounding areas and can you tell us about the weather there because that is important with rescue and cleanup operations there. >> yes we have been in this part of the world anyway because this is when we get sun storms in bangladesh and there has been a problem with that however, if you look at the satellite picture it encompass nepal and it's quite hot this time of the year and a spark of thunderstorms, much smaller ones than the indian neighborhood or indeed in bangladesh and this is the last 24 hours or so of
clouds so there is a center of rotation which suggests it gets stormy. for the rest of today and for tomorrow this is the overall picture, yes, it will generate more showers which of course will be snow in some areas and not in kathmandu and temperatures here and forecast today and tomorrow are middle to high 20s which is a little less and if you come right down to the river valleys in the north of india, northeast of india and bangladesh and zoom out here that is where we see stormy weather and this is the last 24 hours or so and look at the color of the stops in shri lanka and this part gets big storms and not tornadoic and this is useful rain and 71 millimeters in northeastern bangladesh and more than that down in bangalroo. >> thank you so much for that later on in the news hour more on the earthquake in nepal and hear from a u.n. official about
capitol kathmandu and nearby areas and tremors felt across the south asia region and let's bring you up to date the latest numbers we have from the massive earthquake and people absolutely digging through the rubble to do anything they can to find survivors. police saying that at least 100 people have been killed. this 7.9 magnitude quake has devastated parts of kathmandu and other parts of the country, two of the heritage sites have been destroyed and at least 50 people were trapped in a 19th century tower when it collapsed in the quake. update on the death toll and i hear police sources saying 449 that has gone up very sharply and you suspect will continue to do so. on the line jamie who is a u.n. resident coordinator in kathmandu. first of all tell us what you and your group have been doing this morning, i guess we are talking about reaction and aid
efforts now. >> yeah thanks and i was actually meeting with the government and army and prime minister and the information is coming from the effected areas and one was hit by a 7.9 as you mentioned and another one 6.2 and the areas are quite remote any way and what happened is the information is difficult but the material will be health and logistics and sanitation and we are organizing a meeting as we speak to look at what we have and secondly what the army and other methods to get the material to the affected areas. the capitol as you mentioned a lot of buildings collapsed and many people trapped inside there and we need information from the hospitals on the numbers but the numbers are going up as you mentioned. unfortunately in kathmandu and nepal in general with foreigners all over the country including
the affected area and are watching closely with the embassys to make sure the information is available too. >> mountain climbing brings people there from hemalaiya. >> and the area that is prone to landslides and will be some sort of activity if it came and at this point when the army comes back and taking place as we speak to them and members on the ground you have a much clearer picture and a meeting from now and we will climb up with the response to the neighboring countries and internationally and we expect some sort of request or international assistance and we will find out in the next hour or so. >> the pictures we are seeing understandably they look chaotic and hospital betz in the street and people flinging rubble
trying to get it all and the emergency services are able to get in and do their job? >> well it's quite a calm city and the pictures you see tell a tale and as a result of that many people have come out of the houses and the whole place is congested and rubble and walls and buildings falling and getting the equipment in and lifting equipment that is required is problematic. i think what will happen is there will be local activity and local activity in the community of first responders and i think they themselves will do most of the work and as time goes on the heavy equipment will come in. but right now i think for the actual immediate effected area heavy equipment and helicopters and medical team will be the type of equipment and support that is required. >> enormous task and jamie from the u.n. there in kathmandu, thank you, these pictures the latest we are seeing and coming from the capitol of nepal as we
say emergencies trying to get through the tight, crammed streets from the devastation brought by the 7.9 magnitude earthquake and felt in bangladesh and india and india says at least 20 people have died and dozens are injured there as a result of the earthquake. new deli a thousand kilometers from the epicenter and shows you what a big earthquake this was. let's move on to other news the ruling party has a meeting to decide if the president will seek a third election term in office, the country's opposition says if he does it will violate the terms of the constitution. we are going to talk to andrew wallace about this he is an expert on central and east africa and we thank you for your time. are they right, have the opposition got a point here is what i'm saying? >> yes, i think so. i mean we are expecting maybe later today that the party will
announce him as the candidate. this is obviously going against what most people would say it's a legal loophole really in 2005 when he first stood and it was the understanding he would serve two five-year termed if he was elected in 2010 as he was. the constitution looks like it will be changed or slightly amended so he can run for this third term. the u.s. unhappy, u.n. unhappy, a lot of the international backers are unhappy except for france. so this has brought the country into a great sense of uneasy and there has been a lot of related killings and refugees as a result recently. >> what would you expect to happen, i mean this is crystal ball gazing but if this is approved, i worry about the post election or post political issues we see in other african countries and whether it would come there as well.
>> well absolutely. the big problem now is just getting up to the election. there is a huge problem with violence erupting now. we heard 500 refugees pouring into ruwanda and after many have fled and it's destabilizing the region. one of the big problems is this malitia, the youth malitia of the government party and now that this has unfortunately this has over tones of the youth malitia used in 1994 in ruwanda devastating effect and the used malitia now is causing huge amounts of problems killings and literally they seem to be taking over the role of decent security services in some areas. >> andrew just to look at it from the president side for a moment he has been in power for what is it 12 years at the moment well i mean.
>> he was elected in 2005 and parliament elected him in 2005. >> the point i'm making is he us was there a long time and what did he devise in that time? >> absolutely. he has a pretty positive if he was to go now i think most people would say he has done pretty well and he has unified a country and went through a 12-year civil war and 300,000 died and he has done pretty well in holding the country together and unifying the ethnic division putting through quotas alongside the 2000 accords and that is all very positive. however, it's quite clear now he is becoming unpopular and weaker than he has been corruption is on the rise and berundi is the lowest gdp on earth. there are clear problems for him going forward if he does choose to stand and is reelected which
is pretty likely given opposition politicians who fled or in prison. so and you got the problem of the youth malitia, what happens before or what happens to them after the election they were not just disbanned that easily so you have a lot of armed, trained, ex malitia around what is going to happen to them. so there are big questions to be asked i think. >> thank you, andrew wallace talking to us on the news hour today and thank you for your time. >> sure. other electoral news out of africa polls opened in the west africa country where the president is the clear favorite to win another term. his family ruled the country for 48 years since his father seized power in a military coup in 1967 and unchallenged for more than 20 years and faced a multi-party election for the first time in 1993 which hoe won and reelected
in 1998 and in 2003 a year after term limits were removed from the constitution allowed him to run and in the death is 39-year-old son and succeeded him after elections which were marred by violence. and we are covering this election for us from the capitol togo, when you've got an election which we know what the result will be how much interest is there, are people coming to the polls? >> oh, people are definitely coming to the polls. there has been a steady stream of people at this particular polling station and, in fact where we are is where the main opposition candidate was a little earlier and a lot of equipment and people wanting to see him and he actually inspected all of the different booths here to observe how things were going on here as you said in the introduction we
had many decades in power and this is one of the issues around why this election is significant. the issue of presidential term limits and he is running for a third time in office. now i'm joined by a doctor he is a member of the leading umbrella of civil society organization here. thank you very much for joining us. what do you make of this issue of presidential term limits? >> thank you for this opportunity. if we go by what is going on in the countries, effected two countries, they have all gone for limit to pay nationally. here in togo two deals were proposed before the parliament and unfortunately both of them were rejected. so that is the situation right
now when we are going to the polls. >> reporter: now, we've got your neighbor just across the border and late last year we had a situation there where the president tried to change the constitution to go for a third term. how significant is that for togo? >> the difference between togo is that over there their constitution does not allow and which is not the case in togo right now the constitution allows this. but as we all know togo and what has happened had some influence on what is going on in togo so people are also expect ing the communication here in
togo. >> reporter: you mentioned that the voting is not the issue, it's what comes after. now what do you see as any potential problems? >> okay there is a new i.t. system which was introduced and the property is that the opposition members of the electoral commission has refused that new technology that is used for the collection of the result. so this needs to be settled down otherwise there is going to be a dispute about the results. the voting process has been done. >> reporter: thank you very much. so really this -- the elections here are not about the process of voting, it's about what comes next and that is what we will all be waiting to see over the
coming days. >> talk to you more about this later and we are watching live in togo. in yemen saudi-led coalition air strikes once again argeted houthi positions at aiden at dawn and people that are loyal to ali abdullah saleh going to a district northwest of aiden and we have that report. ♪ [gunfire] rounds of artillery target houthi fighters on the coast from the south and north. in aiden fighters from popular resistance committees loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi trying to prevent the port city falling under houthi control, these men never had military training for some it's the first time they are using a weapon. >> translator: most of the men here have nothing but this gun. they have never had any kind of training but thank god the
resilience has been heros and keeping the houthis from controlling aiden. >> reporter: on the outskirts of aiden battles continued and control and south of sanaa and local resistance fighters were able to push back houthis and west of the capitol army units and local resistance fighters attacked other houthi positions. >> translator: we call on them on joining us to come ahead and do it. this is for yemen. >> reporter: [gunfire] fighters loyal toll president abd rabbuh mansur hadi have been offensive the last few days and pushing forward in sanaa and areas largely controlled by houthis and loyalists supporting the president ali abdullah saleh. and i'm with al jazeera. now canada is the second
largest country in the world and almost half is in the arctic this week it finished a two-year stint as a chair of an eight-country international body called the arctic council and includes u.s. russia and a none interof interof scandanavian countries and we report from canada's northern most city. >> reporter: discovery last year of a sunken british ship from the mid 19th century was a triumph for history in the north but for canada it was acertain shun of sovereignty and capabilities in the arctic and exploring icy waters have military support and part of a project to map the sea floor in waters often disputed with the united states and canada prime minister got in on the act announcing the find both as a history buff and a man with a plan for the north. then there is the arctic council
and canada only cabinet minister has chaired for the past two years. among her achievements she says setting up a northern business council, promoting indigenous knowledge and looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions and canada record of council chair is mixed at best. >> it came in with a fairly modest agenda and did not seek to do very much and has not done very much and it continues to support and maintain a body that provides a space for western countries in russia to work together on arctic issues and in that respect the canada has been a success. >> reporter: low-key approach to arctic council contrasts with repeated promises to bring more jobs to the north and bolster the sovereignty in a region that is crucial to the country future and some see gaps between rhetoric and reality. >> canada has made some commitments that have come through and others that have not
but i think that the rank and file people are waiting for some real bread and butter issues to be acted on more than the arctic council. >> reporter: temperatures here are rising faster than any where else on the planet entire ways of life are threatened doing something about that is becoming ever more urgent. canada northern coastal commutetys bearing the brunt of changes up here whether it's unpredictable winters or ice-free summers and residents can look forward to the next two years when the u.s. is promising to use its leadership in the arctic council to do something positive about climate change in a place where it's being felt acute acutely, daniel lack al jazeera. just an update before we hit the break to tell you about nepal and an official from nepal tourism says an avalanche buried
shadows of the volcano finding out how they have been effected. >> like a sleeping giant it awoke enand calbuco reminded chile 43 years of lying dormant is a cat nap in the life of an active volcano, more than 10 million-year-old volcano erupted suddenly late wednesday. now many of the 4,000 residents are here and forced to evacuate were briefly allowed to return to the so called red zone to check on their homes and clear roads and roofs as best they could could. >> translator: i came to remove the ash from the roof so it won't collapse. we are nervous and don't know when we will be able to return home. >> reporter: a state of emergency remains in effect in towns and cities near calbuco. >> translator: the volcano is very unstable and it could erupt again.
actually it is still an eruption but i mean it could be larger lava and mudslides and explosions that could put people's lives at risk. >> reporter: as the calbuco continued to belch huge clouds of gas in neighboring argentina where air traffic has been severely disrupted, here volunteers distributed food and water to those trying to salvage their belongings or simply find their pets. these cows are sitting in what 48 hours ago which lush green pastures. now they and other livestock are also being evacuated. >> translator: there are at least 600 animals that we need to take elsewhere because there is too much ash and they will starve if they remain here. >> reporter: most of this volcanic ash looks ache -- and acs like stones and everything is covered in it and the worst
is not clearing this away which could take as long as a year, it's uncertainty about whether the calbuco volcano will go back to sleep or erupt again at any time. that is something experts tell us only the volcano knows for sure. newman with al jazeera in chile. andy is here with sport and what do you have? >> m nba and playoffs and washington wizards one win from a first round playoff series sweep with the rapters and a ten-point lead. and time for the wizards and veteran to take over when it really matters, two, three points and the wizards winning 106-99, no nba team has come back from a 3-0 series deficit and washington can wrap up the series on sunday. >> we did a good job making an extra pass and i'm glad they
were available for those type of shots and he trusted me tonight and i was able to deliver. james had a career 42 points as rockets took 3-0 leave over dallas and also career best 32 points as spurs took 2-1 lead over the clippers. liver pool brandon rogers is under pressure as the club goes to a spectacular conclusion and 7 points to fourth place and champion qualification and he will lead at the end of the season and has already been linked with roger's job. >> my time here alone has been lots of names mentioned and that is a mark of such a huge and well respected club. this is a club that is worldwide so there is absolutely no problem, it's something that happens. >> reporter: barcelona took the match with espanol and swarez
and scored 95 goals between him this season and two points clear of royal madrid at the top of the table and friday by munick at the champion's league and given the west indies a good chance of saving england and day four saw english was unbeaten 182 and the first in the league of 165 and took the home at 202 for 2 at the close and 37 ahead now. >> the new ball and five hours away so we will need a couple of early wickets and you never know and there is 40 ahead so as i say bang bang in the morning and get the game on. >> reporter: boxing world counting down to the mayweather show down in las vegas and the heavy weight title has gone almost unnoticed, on friday the
champion weighed in against jennings with the fight to go on saturday at madison square garden and jennings won 19 but he has a favorite and unbeaten in the last 19 contests. now, athletes and runners long had the option of extreme events to take part in for decades and now is the turn for golfers and we report from the north atlantic county of ice land where it's a challenge just to find the first tee. >> reporter: there is no buggy to take you to the first tee, no card for your yardage and no one will help you find your ball. this is extreme arctic golf and you're on your own. tumy, fani and aaron are members of the golf club in the north of ice land when greens are not available the proshop offers colored balls to the brave.
>> we have a golf tournament and tee off until 1:00 a.m. and the sun never goes down that time of the year so we can always see it by the horizon and in the wintertime if we can provide with some ice golf and play golf in the snow so you can play all sorts of golf here under extreme conditions. >> reporter: over 50 foreigners every year take part in the arctic open here on lush green fairways but extreme government is not for everybody, just managing to walk to the second tee is an achievement, hitting your ball in the snow takes practice that is if you can find your ball when everything is out of bounds. >> it was really fun but, you know the walk was pretty hard up there. it's like 700 meters above sea, it's not like hitting in the
bunker. it's really soft. and the club just stops when you hit it so you have to hit the ball first. >> and putting down the hill because the ball would roll 200 meters and you couldn't stop it it was really fun. >> reporter: extreme golf has its own set of rules including do not put your life in danger trying to retrieve your ball and any player that finishes with balls in his or her bag is also a winner. a pie -- polite handshake and attacking your friends in the snow seems more appropriate, al jazeera in ice land. >> at least you got plenty of excuses over par at the end of the round i believe. >> right, andy is back with more with 1300 gmt and the latest at nepal 7.9 magnitude earthquake
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