spotted in the northeast in this country. thanks for watching, the news continues next. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour. i'm live from al jazeera headquarters in doha. a building has collapsed in pakistan. we'll be live with the latest. romania's prime minister and his government resigned following mass protests. a cargo plane crashes in south sudan, killing at least 41 people. >> put yourself in their place. they are human beings who have been five years in a conflict.
>> reporter: the u.n. envoy and russian foreign minister discuss ways to end the syrian war. ♪ there's been a building collapse in pakistan. it happened in the city of lahor. our correspondent kamal heidler on the phone to tell us why that building collapsed. >> reporter: according to the reports, it was a four-story building, work was being carried out on the fourth floor, despite some reports that the building was not in good condition, it was a [ inaudible ] factory, and
it appears that the fourth floor lead to the collapse of the whole building. now the whole area i in pitch darkness, because power facilities were taken out with the collapse. [ inaudible ] we are told are on location. more heavy equipment is being taken to the area, we're also told that up to 100 people may still be trapped inside, dozens have been taken out. and taken to the local hospitals, where an emergency has been declared. but it's an ongoing rescue operation, and it's not clear how many people were actually inside the building, although some reports indicate that up to 200 may have been inside at the time of the collapse. >> how challenging is this rescue operation going to be? >> reporter: it is going to be extremely challenging, because
in such cases, you need to be able to remove the big huge blocks of concrete, and the roof in large sections. so removing that, if there's anybody inside trapped in an air pocket, but it's dark, [ inaudible ] some teams are already busy on location. but they will need more heavy lift equipment, and of course it is going to be a tedious task. >> kamal thank you for that update from pakistan. the romanian prime minister and his government have resigned following mass protests over a nightclub fire. at least 32 people died in the fire in the capitol on friday. demonstrators accuse the government of corruption while granting permits and conducting
safety inspections. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after mass protests on the streets, romanian's prime minister has resigned saying his government will also step down. >> translator: i'm doing this because in all of the years i have been in politics i resisted conflicts with political adversaries, but i have never fought against the people. this would be a big mistake and everybody would suffer as a result. >> reporter: a large crowd of an estimated 20,000 rallied in the capitol. they shouted down with the government. >> translator: people have not taken to the streets to simply replace the government with another. it's a important that the public interest comes first. >> reporter: some carried signs that read murderers, there were similar protests in other
cities. >> translator: i'm here because i want my country back. i want justice to be done. i want people to take responsibility for what they have done. i want the dead to rest in peace. >> reporter: they are angry over a fire at a nightclub that killed dozens of people last weekend. it was started when fireworks were lit inside the club. >> translator: we have lost friends, brothers, comrades. we have to be together and we have to push aside those who are responsible. now, this is the moment. it's enough. >> reporter: many romanians say they are frustrated with what they call corrupt local authorities. they say public venues don't have safety standards and are kept open to attract tourists. prior to his resignation, he was accused of corruption and is facing charges. police have arrested the three owners of the nightclub on manslaughter charges, but these
protesters say they want to see a change in the way their country is run. a journalist at the romanian news website says romania is facing an uncertain political future in the short-term. >> the first thing that is going to happen today and this after, our president will announce an interim prime minister. it will have to be from this government until a new government is formed. the president has three tries according to the romanian constitution. he can name three would-be prime ministers who have to secure a majority vote in parliament. the second scenario is after three failed tries we will have general elections. you have on -- on the report that you had earlier, you had a very important statement from a protester in bucharest, saying
the public interests should come first. all political leaders, all top party officials almost all of them are involved in corruption scanda scandals allegations. we have gotten to the point where it was really clear that corruption in romania means loss of lives, okay? it's not just going to your local authority and maybe easing your way via a small bribe. corruption has gotten to the point where it has killed 32 people. and the problem of corruption is so endemic in this country, that via this tipping point of these tragic deaths, things have boiled over. and finally romanian society has found a voice to demand to live in a country where rule of law
is the most important thing. at least 41 people have died in south sudan after a cargo crashed shortly after taking off. the plane was reportedly carrying more people that were indicated on the official manifest. al jazeera's correspondent is in the capitol juba. >> reporter: [ inaudible ] the plane crash in juba is still ongoing. but this search is expected to come to a halt up until tomorrow morning. it was a cargo plane that was caring food and passengers. the plane crashed less than a minute off it took off from the airport, and the bodies that have been discovered are still in the process of being identified because nobody knows who was on board. >> let's bring you more on that breaking news out of pakistan. take a look at the latest pictures. there it is. a building has collapsed.
that is a scene in the city, and scores of people have been trapped in that building. at least ten have been pulled out of the building. so far our correspondent telling us that the search and rescue operation will be going on for at least next couple of hours. that is the scene in pakistan after that building collapsed. >> russia says diplomats need to agree on a list of syrian opposition groups to be invited to u.n.-brokers peace talks. sergei lavrov made the comment as met with the special envoy for the u.n., who is leading diplomatic efforts to try to resolve the conflict. he says the u.n. is ready to host talks. both men agreed it's the syrian people themselves who are key to this process. >> translator: we need to clarify what is the opposition?
what is the moderate opposition? and should become the partners during the negotiations. there needs to be mutual understanding between the opposition and the government. the political process should be syrian lead, owned by the syrians, the syrian people only can define the destiny of the country. >> what they want to see? reduction of violence. reduction in weapons. increased humanitarian access. put yourself in their place, they are human beings who have been for five years in a conflict. we need to work on that quickly, and the working group that the u.n. has prepared and we hope to have everyone included are going to work in that direction and should be doing it quickly. and then a new constitution, and new elections. it is a road map that can be achieved? and if we maintain the momentum,
we will get there. >> reporter: the u.n. special envoy to syria said we cannot lose momentum along the road to finding a political solution in syria. he says the united nations in geneva is ready to host talks between the syrian government and the opposition groups immediately. he says damascus has agreed to attend the talks and has assembled quite a large delegation. and he asked the question when should they take place? and he said quite simply, as soon as possible. and he said regional players in the area shouldn't muddy the water by laying down preconditions. russia's foreign minister said it was vital before the next set of vienna talks, it's got vital that it is made very clear who are the terrorist groups and who are the legitimate opposition,
because when there is a ceasefire introduced, the ceasefire will not apply to the extremist groups and the war against isil will definitely continue. a palestinian man has been shot and killed by the israeli army in the occupied west bank. israeli media say he drove his car into two officers at a check point. one of the officers is in serious condition in hospital. still to come, the red carpet rolled out for egypt's president. plus canada's new prime minister. we take a look at what canadians and the world can expect. and in sport, the former head of world athletics being investigated on corruption charges. ♪
first, china and taiwan have announced an historic meeting between these leaders will take place on saturday. it's the first of such talks since the end of the civil war. taiwan is recognized as an independent state by 21 u.n. member states as well as the vatican. china considers the island its territory and says it should be under beijing's control. activists as you can see gathered outside taiwan's parliament, protesting against meeting. rob mcbride reports. >> reporter: this summit comes as the culmination of a policy by taiwan's president to draw closer to china. under his leadership, transport
links have become stronger than ever before. and meeting his counterpart has always been the ultimate goal. but almost as significant as the summit itself is its timing as taiwan prepares for presidential elections in january. with his ruling party, knt, trailing in the polls, many see this as china's way of giving his party support. >> chinese are trying to boost up the fortunes, ironically of their own enemy. >> reporter: the main opposition, democratic progressive party is wary of getting too close to mainland china, going as far as favoring independence. >> translator: i have to point out that the president is a president who is going to finish his term of office soon. people will not allow the president to compromise taiwan's future for his own personal
career. >> reporter: china has exerted pressure in past taiwan elections with the staging of well-timed military exercises to remind voters it's prepared to stop any outright independence push by force if necessary. while the prospect of drawing closer together is a highly [ inaudible ] one in china, in taiwan it is highly divisive. attempts at closer integration have a habit of raising anti-china sentiments. this could backfire and steer taiwan on a more independent course. tensions over claims in the south china sea have lead to an impasse at a summit. china, which is not part of the group has been lobbying to block
any mention of its man-made islands in the south china sea. turkey's prime minister has long pushed for changes that would expand the powers of the presidency. earlier on wednesday, his spokesman said they were considering holding a referendum. opponents say this would give erdogan too much power. also he has vowed to press ahead on a military campaign against kurdish fighters. >> reporter: a spokesperson indicated that turkey could have a ref ren dumb on the constitution, changing the this country to an executive presidency. the ruling party got 317 seats in the last elections, still they need about 13 seats to be
able to bring the constitution -- call the constitution for a referendum. the opposition parties probably won't be happy if that is the case, because they say this will give the president more power and that turkey is heading towards a dictatorship. the ruling party says that erdogan himself was the first president in this country to be directly elected, and that turkey deserves a new constitution. an isil-linked group in egypt says its fighter has carried out a suicide attack in the sinai peninsula. the attack is said to have targeted an officers' club. the egyptian president is making his first official visit to the u.k. the opposition labor party and
human rights activists say sisi shouldn't have been invited, highlighting egypt's crackdown on descent. the leader of the party has issued this statement: >> we're joining from london, where i believe one of the protests meant to take place behind you. >> reporter: indeed. well, just on the other side of the road. behind me we have the residency of the prime minister where president al-sisi is expected to meet cameron on thursday afternoon. the protest is expected to take place in about an hour and a half's time, so they are just setting up there. basically what they are saying
is you are quoting the leader of the opposition that this visit fronts british value. because al-sisi is a man who is responsible for what human rights watch called one of the biggest massacres in egypt's history and he is not somebody who cameron and britain being one of the leading democracies in the world should be welcoming. on the other hand, obviously cameron and his government say they have to be practical and pragmatic, britain has over $2 billion trade with egypt, has over $20 million in investment in egypt, and they should at least still maintain a relationship.
regardless, people here who are gathering against it, say even if cameron is going to go ahead with the visit, he should at the very least bring up these human rights violations, some of which have lead to the killing of british citizens and the imprisonment of british citizens. thank you for that update from london. egypt's civil aviation minister says expects investigating a plane crash in the sinai have finished searching the crash site, and will now examine the black box recorders. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: wreckage from the airbus a-321 was strewn over more than 3 kilometers of dessert. this film is being used to help establish why the plane crashed in egypt's sinai peninsula.
investigators have been searching the area. they didn't find any bodies on tuesday, but did discover personal items, a reminder that many of the victims were flying home from a holiday. the plane seen here was operated by the russian airline metro jet, flying to st. petersburg to the red sea resort. it suddenly dissended from cruising flight and disappeared. the ministry says it didn't receive a distress call from the pilot. experts are investigating the crash, representatives from ireland where the plane was registered are also involved. they finished inspecting the crash site and are now focused on the black box flight recorders. across russia, people are remembering the 224 people who were killed.
in st. petersburg mourners laid tribute to the victims in central square. >> translator: this tragic event lies heavy on our hearts. it wounds every resident, not only in st. petersburg but across the country. >> reporter: a sinai-based group associated with isil says it shot down the plane, but the ministers deny that. investigators say they need time to produce a definitive report. any vice president has declared a state of emergency for 30 days. it follows the government's announcement that it found an explosive device and a weapons cache near the president's office. the vice president was arrested
on suspicion of involvement in an explosion. qatar's world innovation on education summit has honored a woman. she received her prize earlier in the capitol doha. she has dedicated much of her life in educating women. >> the 2015 prize is awarding to [ inaudible ]. [ applause ] >> reporter: she's dedicated much of her life to education, and now the world innovation summit for education is recognizing her work with its annual award. something she in turn says she will used to benefit people in afghanistan. >> i am going to dedicate this gift to the afghan institute of learning, afghan women, afghan
children, and afghanistan. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> i have so many challenge -- >> reporter: it's not been an ji journey, but she has taken the opportunity to help women in afghanistan, many of whom wouldn't be in school without her. growing up, she had the support of her father to get her degree abroad at a time when it was difficult to get one at home. she tried to return to afghanistan but became a refugee because of war. >> the refugee camp wasn't easy. it's -- to see that -- how these people were devastated. they lost their lives. their lost their children's lives. they lost their family. their lost their home. they lost their belongings. they were so miserable. how these people are feeling? what can i do to change their
lives? >> reporter: she listened and saw the need to teach, train, and provide support for women and girls. since 1996, 12 million afghans have benefited from her education and health programs. some of the most conservative groups in afghanistan are against girls getting an education. the taliban closed girls schools in the 1990s, some were reopened after the u.s.-lead invasion in 2001. but with armed groups still controlling many areas, there continue to be attacks on girls' schooling. but she believes so strongly in getting girls to school, she says she will work with anyone who shares her goals including the taliban. >> i have nothing to [ inaudible ] as long as they [ inaudible ] that the woman has a right. women are important. women are part of this society. if this country wants to be
rebuilt, if this country wants to progress, they must involve women. >> reporter: she has received a lot of recognition over the years for her work, but says this prize here in doha is special, because it recognizes the importance of education, something she has built her life around. caroline malone. al jazeera, doha. michelle obama was a keynote speaker at that education summit in doha. she says a major shift in attitude is needed around the world to solve the crisis in girls' education. >> if we truly want to get girls into our classrooms, then we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our societies, and this conversation needs to happen in every country on this planet, including my own. plenty more ahead on the al jazeera news hour. including . . .
>> we made a promise to these heroes... this is one promise americans need to keep. the top stories on the al jazeera news hour. at least ten people have been killed after a building collapsed in pakistan. at least 150 people were trapped at the industrial site. it's not clear what caused the collapse of the four-story building. romanian prime minister and his government have resigned following mass protests over a nightclub fire. even before the fire, he was under pressure to step down over corruption allegations. at least 41 people have died in south sudan after a cargo plane crashed shortly after taking off from the main airport
in the capitol. the plane was reportedly carrying more people than what was indicated on the passenger manifest. taking you to ottawa in canada, where the new government lead by justin trudeau is due to be sworn in the next few minutes. he won a parliamently majority two weeks ago. daniel lack is joining us from ottawa. talk us through the order of play, daniel, and what happens at the swearing-in ceremony. >> reporter: you are hearing the word historic bandied about here a lot, and the main reason is -- and you can see them, the public have been invited for the first time. the governor general represents the queen who is constitutionally the head of state of canada. mr. trudeau walked up the
driveway with his cabinet. half of them are women, there are members of the ethnic m minority. it was a very interesting scene. something we don't normally see in the formal stays of canadian politics. that is probably one of the reasons he won the election in october, because he was promising real change in style. he wanted a younger, more engaged government, but also in substance, reversing some of the policies of his pr pred -- predecessor. mr. trudeau will come out and tell us about his legislative agenda, and then he has got to hit the ground running, because expectations are sky high. >> when it comes to the policies of the canadian government how much of a shift do we expect trudeau to take when it comes to
issues like the war in syria, for example, the israeli palestinian conflict, do we know what direction he'll be going in ? >> reporter: he has certainly indicated that canadian war planes and combat troops will no longer be involved in syria. that was a promise he made before the election began. on israel and palestinian he hasn't been that forthright about what kind of braining -- changes he will bring. i think he can expect a less pro-israeli stance, and more connected with the palestinians than under mr. harper. and getting the keystone pipeline to the u.s. gulf coast to move. in harper was a great champion of that, but failed to achieve it. mr. trudeau, knowing that
president obama and also his possible predecessor hillary clinton, oppose it, know it will be hard to get it through. and the conference in paris later this month and early in december, he is taking a big delegation there. and promising canadian contributions. >> for canadians, daniel, are their hopeful and optimistic about the future? it is still festive over there in canada since he was elected up until the swearing-in ceremony right now? >> absolutely. certainly the ones that were here are very happy and screaming and yelling as if a rock star were walking by. they wanted a change from the style and substance of mr. harper's government, but he has a long list of things he has
to deliver. tax cuts, how long the mood continues, that's what lies ahead in canada. >> all right. daniel. thank you for that update from ottawa. the first 30 refugees to be relocated from greece are on their way to luxemburg. it's part of a program to try to relocate refugees from greece to avoid trying to make their way on foot. >> translator: all five e.u. officials had the opportunity to say good-bye to the first 30 refugees from syria and iraq to have now started their journey to make their dreams come true. this is just a beginning, 30, given the thousands that have left home. had to leave their homes in syria and iraq because of war
and in search of a better life. this is just a drop in the ocean, we know that, but we want the drop to turn into a stream, and subsequently a river. humanitarian rights groups say hundreds of refugee are being deported from sudan. malcolm webb spoke to several in uganda's capitol. >> reporter: this man has been looking for a safe place to go for years. in 2007 he fled military service and torture in eritrea. he hoped things would get better when he got to israel, but last year he was detained and then deported to rwanda and told he could rebuild his life. but on arrival, he says things gots worse. >> translator: the rwandan's took our papers.
we were locked in a hotel for days. a man who said he was an immigration officer from rwanda came with us all the way. >> reporter: he is one of several men who told us similar stories. rights groups say about 1500 african asylum seekers have been deported from israel to africa in this way. they traveled over land, through egypt to israel. many of them worked there before being detained and then deported by air. activists say the eritreans through rwanda, and sudanese through uganda. but most end up here, the uganda capitol. all of the people we have spoken to say they have dropped off in this part of the city, and they say they are told that's because there are a number of eritrean exiles living around here. but without papers they are illegal, and they can't work. and the rights groups say from
here, most begin the long and treacherous journey north heading towards the mediterranean sea to find safety in europe. israel was seen as safe by many refugees, but in 2012 there were protests against the influx of asylum seekers. the government crackdown followed. israeli officials have acknowledged a system for deporting refugees from here to some african countries, but they have not said which ones. rights groups suspect israel has pedro wanda and uganda to receive them. when we asked the uganda prime minister about it, he said there is no agreement, and the government is unaware of refugees arriving. >> i think you can giving us information, which we will follow up and deal with it.
>> reporter: he said he was told not to apply for asylum, or that he came from israel. he says he added rwanda and uganda to a growing list of countries where he's not welcome. i'm joined now by a spokesperson from the aid organization for refugees and asylum seekers. we know that some israeli leaders have said their approach, forcing them into detention centers, may ultimately save lives because that dissuades them from making that perilous journey that takes them to israel. you don't agree? >> no, i definitely don't agree, and i think the main point about the story you have just shown is that israel has some sort of alleged transfer agreements that
are still kept secret -- so no one has actually seen these agreements or was able to review them, but what we know from what happens on the ground as you have shown in this piece, that the people who are transferred, asylum seekers, end up without documents, without any kind of legal permits in the countries that they end up in, rwanda and uganda, which makes them extremely vulnerable to various kinds of abuse, such as arbitrary detention, harassment, and demands for bribes. and a lot of them continue the journey north, a very dangerous journey through sudan and libya, and try to cross the mediterranean, which raises a couple of questions. first of all, the question of the legality of these transfers, but also whether israel is doing the correct thing by rather than
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♪ you are back with the al jazeera news hour. just before the break we were speaking to a person from the aid organization for refugees and asylum seekers. we're glad to have you back. i was asking you, according to your website, 45,711 refugees and asylum seekers live in israel as of april 2015. 92%, you say are from eritrea and sudan, but how many have been granted refugees status? >> so what i started saying, out of this number, more or less
45,000 people, 4 eritreans have been granted refugee status in israel, zero sudanese, and not one darfur national has yet to hear back from their application. so israeli is clearly not doing what it is supposed to do which is to genuinely consider people's applications for asylum. >> and just last month an eritrean refugee was shot by a security guard and then beaten by a group of people who thought he was an accomplice in a knife attack. this took place in october. so how are they protected? >> first of all we need to separate these two stories.
the very unfortunate horrible story of the eritrean who was essentially lynched has more to do with the current climate in israel of absolutely fear, and it is likely kind of a separate story from the story of asylum speak -- seekers in israeli. >> but there are stories of these asylum seekers being mistreated over and over again. >> absolutely. xenophobic attacks do happen. they happen all the time. we have had some outrageous statements by people in the upper echelons of government speaking in an xenophobic manner
about african immigrants. very little access to rights, under constant threat of detention. i think it's very important to add in continuation with the story you just broadcast, that the israeli government is planning to introduce a new piece of policies where some asylum seekers who refuse to go to these countries could be sent to indefinitely imprisonment in israeli, which is an outrageous development in an already very troubling attitude and policy towards asylum seekers in israel. >> okay. thank you very much for speaking to us. thank you for joining us to us from london, once again apologies for that audio glitch we had earlier on. there is a shortage of pilots in china to fly civilian
drones often on farms. as our technology editor reports, a new school has been opened to train new pilots. >> reporter: for many people a remote control helicopter like this is a toy, but not for these students. they are the first group at a new school in beijing, giving students the skills they need to get work as professional remote control pilots. >> translator: i want to build my own company with drone services. i would like to work for myself. this is a new and popular line of work. >> reporter: the two-week intensive course includes learning about insurance and regulations, and students are taught how drones are built and how they can be fixed. after that, they are trained on flight simulators. >> translator: if we practice with a simulator, students can have a solid foundation and have their confidence improved, then they will be more comfortable
piloting the real drones. >> reporter: in china anyone flying an aircraft heavier than 7 kilograms must be licensed. it's estimated the droin's maintenance, mapping, and agricultural industries will need over 10,000 pilots to fly drones this year, but less than a thousand are licensed. >> translator: we need pilots with a license because safety is the biggest concern in the operation of drones. although we have insurance we still need strict regulations for studying and training to avoid any incident. >> reporter: drones are also proving popular with farmers who see them as a way of reducing costs. >> translator: china has a huge area of farmland, and there's a high manage for the drones for plant protection and pesticide praying. >> reporter: drone technology is advancing fast. and each new generation of aircraft is changing the way things are done, but for the
moment, at least there's still the need for those with the skills and the will to fly. time for all of the sports news. >> thank you very much. the former head of athletics world governing body is being formally investigated as part of a corruption and doping inquiry. the iaaf says they are fully cooperating with for instance. prosecutors. he was in charge of world athletics for 16 years before stepping down in august. french police have been at the iaaf's offices in monaco to carry out interviews and access documents. earlier i spoke to our sports correspondent lee wellings, and he says the situation is comparable to what is happening at football's governing body, fifa. >> reporter: he stepped down this year after 16 years in
charge of athletics, so the fact that the head of a sport is accused of covering up doping from the russians over so many years, and taken over $200,000 to do so was the accusation from the french police, is a terrible situation for that sport that already has a big stain on it. there was an investigation last year that suggested that there had been so much doping, and one a few months ago that said between 2001 and 2012, as many as one in three medal winners had doped and russia was a big part of that too. for him to have been in charge and accused of covering that up, it could barely be worst for a sport that the new leader is trying to clean up. i can see why some people are making comparisons between this and the situation at fifa. two of the big forces in
football suspended for alleged krp shun -- corruption. the former president of athletics is under criminal investigation now. arsenal will face buy earn munich later today. the english team are still in danger of not reaching the knock-out rounds. our reporter is at the alliance arena. >> reporter: here in munich, [ inaudible ] is accused of using tactics. he said he will sacrifice the beautiful game if it means beating munich. the man that received many of those long balls in victory in london will be up front.
and now the news that hector is out in defense. they will need a strong defensive performance. well, munich have been struggling with goals, but he told me with the return of two players that the goal is big enough despite facing one of the best goalkeepers in the world. chelsea's manager and captain have put on a public show of unity ahead of their game. they denied reports of a player revolt, and say the team is committed to improving results. >> i think what we have seen in the last two or three days of -- for me ridiculous stories, we have -- what has been happening we have been in the club and dressing room, i can assure you the players are 100% behind the manager. cricket now, pakistan need 8 wickets to win the third and final test against england.
pakistan set england an unlikely victory target. the newly crowned rugby world champions have returned home to new zealand, the all blacks are the first team to successfully defend the title. and thousands of fans were on hand to share in the team's triumph. >> reporter: a traditional challenge to welcome home the ultimate defenders. the all blacks now back-to-back rugby world cup champions were elated to be on home ground after a victorious six-week campaign in england. >> it's a dream come true. it's a great way to finish, but i'm just so lucky to be part of this. >> we heard there were going to be a few people down here, we
didn't expect this many. it is awesome. >> rugby is quintessential new zealand. it's robust, innovative, and we have just made this game out, and we just love this game with an absolute passion. >> reporter: so much so that there were special treatment for the world cup on the way home. while airport staff formed a traditional hooker on the tarmac. then it was off to the city center and 30,000 adoring fans. they had been waiting to celebrate with their heros since their win at the world cup final match in england on saturday. >> we're excited. the boys brought home the cup for us again. >> this is fantastic. it's a great day. >> number one back to back!
>> there's no better feeling than to be able to hold that cup up again. and to do it three times in a row, i know it annoyed a lot of other clubs in the last four years, but it was worth it. >> reporter: and one schoolboy was named the all black's number one fan. he got to fulfill his dream of meeting his hero. everyone wants to see the back-to-back world champions, and the coveted trophy. and that's it for me. we'll have more sport for you in the next news hour. >> thank you very much. thank you for watching the news hour. we hand you to our team in london. ♪
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hello, you are watching al jazeera, live from london. also coming up. at least 41 people are killed when an overloaded cargo plane crashes in south sudan. there were new diplomatic push to get syria's government and rebels to sit around the same negotiating table. and rights groups say israel is violating the rights of