tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. until then, have a great day. welcome to the al jazeera news hour. libya's new unity government denies threats of violence. we'll be live there with the latest. iran's supreme leader said ballistic missiles are part of the country's future as the u.s. expresses concern. a new dawn in myanmar, the countries first elected government in 50 years is sworn into office.
civilians in the iraqi city of fallujah say they are starving to death as government forces battle isil. new zealand and england go head-to-head for a place in the world cup final. we'll have the very latest from delhi. first let's bring you breaking news from libya and the capital tripoli is in a state of lockdown, we're told. we're hearing the u.n. backed unity government has enough entered the city, defying threats of violence. we'll join our correspondent who is live in the city with the latest on the situation shortly. first, iran's supreme leader says missiles, not talks are the key to the country's future. he says iran's military option must be maintained. the u.n. secretary general ban
ki-moon says iran's ballistic missiles tests have caused alarm among the international community. >> out of this agreement, now the iran launched ballistic missiles. it is true that that has caused alarms and concerns, but what kind of sanctions, what kind of measures should be applied is up to the security council members. >> a professor at the university of tehran joins us live. we understand first of all, that high level visit to austria has been canceled. what's behind what seems to be some diplomatic feather rustling? >> well, the official reason is because of security issues, which if true, it shows that the fact that europe that countries have been supporting extremists in syria for all these years has
backfired and it's causing insecurity in their own continent. there are some unofficial regards that it is because ran has protested that the austrian government has loud protestors to go to the streets and the iranian government won't prevent them from staging demonstrations. it worked as a force under sadaam hussein and killed civilians. >> how much concern is there in iran that world powers may adopt new sanctions over the issue of
missile tests? >> the russian have already said that this is all nonsense and the missile tests are normal and they do not vital the sanctions. iran obviously needs a strong missile deterrence. it needs a strong missile defense capability because of the constant threat coming from the united states, the u.s. president against international law repeatedly says all opposites are on the table against iran. the israelis have constantly threatened iran with attacks, so the iranians know the only reason wipe in the last couple of decades no one has dared to attack the country is because it has the capability to defend itself. if after the revolution in iran iran had an indigenous defense program, sadaam hussein wouldn't have attacked the country in the first place.
how long can the nuclear deal be ice lathe. we hear of other countries even supporting al-qaeda, there is obviously the dispute over iran's missile program. can all of those issues be isolated from the nuclear deal? >> well, let me clarify something. i said that the mujahedeen is a terrorist organization and have killed many iranians, you are correct to the europeans, and americans along with saudi arabia and turkey and others were supporting extremist groups in syria, groups linked to al-qaeda -- >> professor if we could get into the question, of course there are those who would say iran has been supporting a supreme brutal dictatorship in
syria. my question and point really is can all that pressure that's building on other issues eventually lead to a scuffling of the nuke deem that's been signed? >> i think it's obvious that iran have gone into the negotiations and made concessions and that the iranians believe and the iranians have carried out their commitment and now it's the united states that's not doing so. the united states has pass add new law restricting visas and the u.s. president support it. that really is against the agreement, at least the spirit of the agreement and the americans are putting pressure on different countries and banks not to do business with iran running against the agreement. the iranians have committed themselves to their side of the bargain, unlike the americans. going back to syria, the iranians believe president assad
is better than the misguided poles created by the u.s. the breaking news out of libya, the u.n. backed unity government have entered the city despite the threats of violence. some members of both sides dispute the deal. let's go straight to our correspondent who is in the capitol tripoli for us. we understand some members or most members of the presidential council have i had made it to tripoli. will they be able to govern is the big question now. that's the most important question with the opposition, a considerable number of opposition entities on the ground especially in tripoli may leave a minority of members of the national congress opposing
this government besides their national salvation government which is affiliate to the general congress, also they are both against or opposing the presence of this government in tripoli. there's another challenge in the eastern region especially in cities where general hafta has taken control where the government affiliate to the house of representatives in tobruk, so three major political entities in libya oppose the presence of this government. a minority of members of the parliament held in tobruk, a minty of the general national congress members here in tripoli, and both governments, one government here, national salvation government and belonging to the house of representatives.
the four major political entities oppose the presence of this government. also, some people here, some political entities call this government an international trusteeship or guardianship, simply because it's sponsored by the united nations. there is a lot of challenges facing this government here in tripoli. also each political entity, they have their own political arms on the ground, but on the other hand, there are also many military brigades on the ground with this government and are ready to protect this government. >> the reports just coming in talk about the capital being on lockdown right now. can you describe to us the situation that's going on there? >> i don't think this is accurate news. it's really quiet here, although during the last couple of days, we heard shooting that was like
showing of muscles between rival brigades on the ground, brigades that are supporting this government and other brigades opposing this government, but today, it's really strange, because the news is all over the country that the presidential council of the government of national court have finally reached the capital of tripoli and they are now in their headquarters. as you can see behind me here in this marty time base, this is their new headquarter, but until this moment, it is quiet. it has not gotten violent so far, but again, there is a lot of challenges facing this government especially in the capitol of tripoli, two major opponents in this city, members of the general national congress and also their government of the national salvation government, both are opposing the
national -- the government of national accord, but now the question is how this new government will manage all these challenges. >> all right, thanks so much. >> rocky politicians are warning of an urgent humanitarian crisis in the besieged city of fallujah. government soldiers are surrounding the city to cut off isil supplies, but it's increasing the suffering of trapped civilians. a parliamentary group warns of a severe lack of food and medicine. he wants the military to create faith corridors or air drop humanitarian aid. al jazeera has obtained interviews with civilians who say they are starving to death. >> families are dying from hunger. people wander aimlessly in the streets out of hunger. please have mercy on us, we are trapped, quarantined. >> the ones inside won't let us out and the ones outside have left us with new solution. we call on the name of humidity and mercy to have compassion on
us. we don't represent isil or any other side. we are just ordinary citizens. >> brazil's president is under more pressure to resign after a coalition partner decided to leave her government. the centrist party of brazil raised a protest against rousseff. it's another battle to the penalty who faces possible impeachment over corruption allegations. a new political chapter in myanmar after more than 50 years of military rule, power is passed to a mainly civilian government. the president was sworn in as the country's new president and will lead four ministries. we have a report from the capital. >> an emotional moment for many in myanmar after a long and difficult fight for democracy, a civilian president is sworn in.
witnessing this historic event, many who were jailed for years by the military. the new president is relatively unknown. he has been hand-picked by the prime minister who is barred from the highest office because her children are foreign nationals. he immediately announced he will try to change the constitution. >> as the new government will try to establish the constitutional principles which are national reconciliation, the peace process and establishments of democratic federal union and we'll try to work to develop the lives and living standards of the people. >> she will lead four ministries, she will be the foreign minister, energy minister and head of the president's office. she is seen by many as the person who will in fact be exercising the powers of president. >> all eyes are on this lady. many here in myanmar are looking to her for change, but many are not sure how much change she will be able to bring.
>> despite the excitement, celebrations throughout the country were subdued. >> i really wanted to make a big celebration to celebrate this era, but i can't, because i have to earn money for my children. >> the last farmer after the military evicted hundreds to build a new city hopes the new government will be less corrupt and compensate him for his land. >> we have lived in a dark era for a long time. we were always afraid to do something, but this time, we hope and believe life will get better. >> with the military still playing a crucial role in parliament and the government, many worry expectations might be too high. the new president has asked the nation to be patient. for decades, the burmese have proven that this is exactly what they are. al jazeera, myanmar.
stay with us here on the news hour. still to come, rebuild the ancient syrian city of palmyra. archeologists in russia offer their help. we go inside the world's largest refugee camp to find why some live in fear. in sport, argentina's captain joins an exclusive club. we will have the details. france president francois hollande has a bill to change the constitution at november's paris attacks, but holland said the public failed to agree. >> the national assembly in the senate have not agreed on the text rewarding the stripping of
french citizenship of terrorists, the opposition are hostile to all revisions of the constitution in regard to the state of emergency. >> let's get more from our correspondent jacky rowland live from paris. i'm sure you'll remember he got a standing ovation when he first made those suggestions or proposals. how much of a defeat is there for francois hollande? >> it is a political reversal and it has really been a chapter of mishaps, not least francois hollande lost his justice minister over this, actually resigned on principal over this proposal so strip french nationality from dual nationals in terrorism cases. the ultimately, there wasn't enough sport within his own party, and the opposition was not willing to support it, either, so he has had to climb down. we have to remember, as well, sammy, the atmosphere in which these proposal also were first
introduced. it was in the direct aftermath of november 13. there was a lot of rallying behind the president who saw his popularity ratings rise beyond anything they had seen since being elected. obviously in the cold light of day and so much later, these difficult political rivalries and other political considerations came into play, and so as we've seen, he's had to make this climb down. >> is this the end to other positions that have been floated? >> in many ways, this initiative to try to reform the constitution was in many ways a political gambit by the president. it was at a time he was under pressure from the right and also the extreme right of the national front. people who were accusing him and criticizing the authorities for failing to anticipate or failing
to protect people ahead of the november 13 attacks. there was a lot of criticism that there had already been attacks in paris in january and yet there were major attacks again in november, so by introducing these proposals in many way, president hollande was appealing or trying to pacify this populist demand not just among politicians but among the public for greater security and for punishing people who were seen to have been involved, but ultimately, as i said, when it comes down to the numbers of actually getting the votes and getting people to agree not only on that propose am to strip nationality, but also on the proposal to make it a lot easier for the president to simply in stall a state of emergency, they're bypassing the parliament which would normally have to vote on a state of emergency. ultimately there wasn't the political will. when i said that the opposition and various political questions come into play, ultimately people were just not willing to
back francois hollande only one. >> all right, jacky rowland there from paris, thanks for that. u.n. secretary ban ki-moon has called for help in what he calls the biggest refugee displacement of our time, call on the world to take on more refugees fleeing the war in syria. the high commission for refugees urged world powers to take a more united approach. >> we must find a way to manage this crisis in a more humane, organized and equitable manner. this is only possible if the international community is united and in agreement on how to move forward. >> let's look now at where many of the syrian refugees have actually gone. more than 4 million have sought refuge in actually neighboring
countries. turkey has the highest number of his refugees from syria. it's taken in more than 2.5 million people since the war began in 2011. more than a million refugees live in lebanon. iraq has 250,000 and more than 600,000 syrians are sheltering in jordan. other refugees have traveled to europe. the unhcr said over the last five years, eu countries have received close to 1 million asylum applications from syrian refugees. let's get more from zeina hodor. tell us what the situation is like there for people who have reached that far. >> some 12,000 people stuck living out in the open, very close to the border. some refusing to leave, some of them refusing to move into accommodation centers, because they still have hope the border will open, even though they have been repeatedly told by that authorities here that that is not going to happen.
the u.n. calling on richer countries to take in more refugees, the u.n. has criticized the european union for its response to the migrant crisis. the u.n. believe that is closing the borders, erecting fences, that is not the answer. now these people have two choices, to apply for asylum in greece or to the e.u. relocation program. people believe it will take months and sometimes years before their cases will be heard and they can be relocate across the continent and people are losing patience, especially since once the borders close, it separate families. there is one woman who hasn't seen four of her children and her husband for six months now. then made to it germany, she did not. another man said his wife is in germany. he can't reach her and she is diagnosed with cancer. you hear many stories like this here. people frustrated will clearly be stuck here for quite some time. >> thank you very much.
zeina hodor. syria's president bashar al assad said military will help speed up a political solution. his forces recently retook palmyra from isil. russian forces were instrumental in the advance. now archeologists are offering to help rebuild the city. >> when that the first pictures emerged it was clear parts of the city were destroyed. other parts survived. >> overall, it is very frustrating, especially as an archeologist who's been looking at these images before. it's a horrible sight. >> we recreated things that were
damaged. we made models and created an animation of the 3-d models and realized what if we can make a toll graphic reconstruction of this. >> as the syrian army backed by russian air power add advanced on palmyra, far away in st. petersburg, a virtual reconstruction were already underway. satellite imagery along with isil produced videos had shown to the temple, three towers, another temple and the a 2000-year-old average of triumph had been destroyed. here there's a certain pride that r.b.i. played a key role in saving what is left of palmyra. >> parts of the city were once flattened. that was when it was bombed out during the siege, 872 days, one of the longest and most destructive in history. >> like isis now, the nazi's
during world war ii wanted to see st. petersburg reduced to rubble. many landmarks were looted and vandalized, yet russia restored it to its glorious past. an experience which the director said could be fundamental in healing palmyra. after all, st. petersburg was once known as the palmyra of the north. >> we were very happy, because people understand that palmyra was very important, not only militarily, but culturally. some of the monuments are still there, the stones are still there, but it can be rebuilt only to a certain point. it will never be like before. >> the museum houses ancient artifact from syria, including this piece that revealed a tax
system at this important hub along the silk road. after the dust settles, a new army will invade palmyra, one made of archeologists, but as much as they can restore the beauty of palmyra, isil's lust for killing and blood will always be linked to its history. the u.n.'s children's fund said six children are killed or injured in yemen every day. in the past year, almost 1,000 children have died. more than 1300 have been wounded. nearly 10 million children require humanitarian aid. we have this report. >> he should be in school but is out trying to make a living. he scavenges through urban waste, scrap metal is now a precious commodity in taiz. on a good day, he can make up to a dollar. >> i try to benefit from the
rubbish and i pick them from here to help my family. i rarely make it. >> last march, houthi rebels took over the city, cutting it off from the rest of yemen. earlier this month, pro-government fighters broke the siege, meaning he and his family and some half a million people could attempt to return to their lives as usual. like the garbage, frustrations been filing up over the last year. >> people are burning the rubbish to get rid of it. the fire is creating smoke which is creating health issues especially breathing problems. there are now more than 2,700 cases of respiratory illness. >> those numbers will rise. with emergency services in disarray, a mrs. stick factory in another neighborhood has been burning for weeks. toxic fumes fan across homes. it's not clear whose running the
city. in that war is making life harder for some of the poorest people in the gulf. saudi arabia and its allies wanted to use their air power to reinstate president adou rabbo mansour hadi and defeat the houthi rebels. the rebels wanted to have a bigger say in governing their country. it's been a year. neither side has achieved its goal. al jazeera. let's catch up with whether. seth's here. more severe weather on the way for the u.s. then? >> that's right. there could be some tornadoes. in fact, it's spring and you would expect it to be getting milder, but that's not necessarily the case. in the northeast, we've got scenes like this. this is what it looked like in vermont, heavy snowfall has been falling there. that system i also just pulling away and now, it's this huge area of cloud that we're watching, because this one is still pulling itself together as it gradually sweeps eastwards. not north that have, it's hitting the cold air over
canada, so we are seeing a fair amount of snow and further south, that's where we're going to see some very lively weather over the next 48 hours. this area looks slightly speckled on our pitches here, but is actually going to be some very active weather with some of the worst that have in the south of our map. it looks like it's from texas across to mississippi where there is the greatest risk of seeing severe weather. including large hail, some flooding rains and also the risk of seeing a tornado, as well. this risk area that edges east wards as we head into thursday and this time, that's where there's greater risk of seeing some of the most destructive weather. during the course of today then, that system is going to be pushing eastward. by thursday, stretching all the way of a towards the north to canada, still snow on its edge ahead of i have the. it's going to be a shock when that system sweeps past and suddenly it will get a lot cooler. >> thanks for that. plenty more still to come on al
>> the leader of the national league for democracy will run four government ministries. france announced it will end military intervention in the central african republic. this comes as the president is sworn in. he was declared the winner after a second round of presidential elections and a rerun of the parliamentary vote.
his biggest challenge is to reconcile a bitterly divided population after violence which began in 2013. in march the selica overthrew the government. then in august, 2013, rebel leader was sworn in as the interim president. he resigned in 2014 after he was criticized for not being able to stop sectarian attacks. hundreds of thousands were forced to flee the violence and the u.n. authorized to peacekeeping force of 12,000 soldiers. then in mid 2014, the selica and the mostly christian anally ballica fighters agreed to a ceasefire. the interim government was extended until december to ensure a peaceful and fair election though no presidential candidate received more than 50% of the vote.
just looking at the last two decades of the history, it seems to have gone through a cycle of violence and instability. do you think this president can list the from that cycle? >> with the elections running through so peacefully, we have to say this already is a break of the cycle of violence in the central african republic, because since 1993, the last really democratic elections took place, changes of power always happen through violence and this time happened through the popular vote. >> when you look at recent reports from international organizations, there is talk of ethnic cleansing, even muslims
returning are being forced to christianity. has there really been enough intercommunity reconciliation? >> well, there hasn't been enough, but also this dimension of calling the conflict christian versus muslim conflict is very much all but simplifying and diverging from the areas of the african republic. with this peaceful vote, they have called for reconciliation, but we shouldn't reduce casualties to muslims versus christians. there are many different factors dividing the people. >> how much work has been done in disarming militias? >> that including many other challenges the country is facing constantly it has been said after the elections. this new president is facing an enormous task load that he has
to achieve with his government now. one of the things is disarming rebel movements and armed forces, and also figuring out what to do with them then, so they don't take up arms again in a couple years, as has been the cycle in the central african republic in the past. >> do you think he'll be up to the task of reform of the armed forces, vetting people who are suspected of having been committing abuses, accountability and so on. >> well, he will have to be up for the task, and we shouldn't take this very strong popular vote as an excuse not to scrutinize the presidency very strongly. in the past, the state forces that are supposed to deal and provide justice have been part of the problem, so that really has to change in the central trick republic for the people to find stability. >> thanks so much for your
nationals there. it's been away year since students were killed in kenya's garissa university attack. shabab supporters were blamed that were hiding in camps for somali refugees. in northern kenya, refugees say they are also victims of the group. >> a patrol in the refugee camp, one of five camps in the barren and dusty town in northeast kenya. at night, these young refugees take over security operations in the all-star game camp, which is momentum to more than 100,000 somalis. just before dark, they map out their route. there used to be 400 volunteers like this. now there are only 42. >> many people who join us give up along the way, because there is no money. we try as much as we can to patrol all night. our aim is to keep everyone safe. >> safe from criminal gangs or even armed groups.
this is the largest and most dangerous camp. security forces are reluctant to come here at night. government officials and aid workers have in the recent past been killed or kidnapped allegedly by al shabab group. refugees say they are also victims of al shabab. >> this man asked us to hide his identity. he came after his father and brother were killed by al shabab in somalia. he received mysterious phone calls from people threatening to kill him, too. he believes those are the same people who killed his relatives. >> my life has become very difficult. i suspect everyone when i move around the market. i live in constant fear, because i know the people who are threatening me could be in this camp. >> the government sees the camp as a security threat. >> militarily, we can say that the attacks have gone down but there is still a lot of
radicalization within the camps. >> al shabab fighters have carried out attacks in kenya, most notably a university attack where one forth eight people were killed and another on a popular mall in 2014, 67 people were murder road. i asked this refugee leader if he thinks the camps have been infiltrated by al shabab. >> the problem you're talking about is real, but i can't talk freely and explain the details. that should tell you something. >> many refugees in this half a century old settlement of now living in fear, caught between al shabab on one side and kenyan government forces who don't trust them on the other. al jazeera, northeastern kenya. the white house is criticizing russia for skipping a nuclear security summit calling it a missed opportunity
for russian president vladimir putin. the gathering is one of the efforts by u.s. president barack obama to secure nuclear materials and prevent attacks. we have more from washington. >> u.s. president barack obama made securing vulnerable nuclear materials an early part of his foreign policy agenda. >> today we are declaring that nuclear terrorism is one of the most challenges threats to international security. >> the campaign unveiled at the 2010 nuclear security summit has proceeded the without a lot of public attention. expects say it's done some good. >> one of the things that the summit has done is broken a taboo against sharing information on nuclear security. as part of the summit process, countries were encouraged to make specific national pledges and then report on progress towards completing these actions at the next summit, so this began to foster some
accountability. >> the u.s. has helped other countries get hit of 1600 kilograms of highly enriched uranium, the kind used for knack weapons between 2009 and 2013. the countries involved include vietnam, hungary, mexico and ukraine. >> its own auditors say the u.s. has fallen short in efforts to improve the physical security at domestic nuclear facilities. also an ongoing concern, preventing the development of so-called dirty bombs. >> there are still too many bad actors in search of these dangerous materials and these dangerous materials are still vulnerable in too many places. it would not take much, just a handful or so of these materials to kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people. that's not an exaggeration. that's the reality that we face. >> there's also the problem of whether the next u.s. president
will keep the spirit of the n.s.s. alive. it's a voluntarily initiative that's been driven by obama's personal interest. some worry the summit won't survive. >> it's a fine line to walk between wanting to continue the political moment generated by head of state level participation, but also worrying about the fatigue of leaders participating in these summits. >> the mark of success will be how well the n.s.s. endures into the future. roz lip jordan, al jazeera, washington. let's bring you breaking news we're getting now, reports that a deal has been reached between pakistan's government and protestors who have been camped outside the countries parliament for days. let's go straight now to islamabad. what can you tell us about this deal? >> well, the reports we are hearing are that some sort of a
breakthrough has happened since last night. a few clerics were trying to diffuse the situation, the government also given extra time, but because of the fact that still remained at a the police forces were tightening the mood around them and at the same time, talks were going on, so just before the police and security forces launched their operation, hundreds of prisoners being released, people arrested during the protest and then they will announce very soon that they are indeed voluntarily dispersing, so indeed, a breakthrough at the 11th hour. the world says largest mangrove rain forest is under threat. the rain forest in bangladesh is
a world heritage site, but there have been three environmental accidents in the past three years. we have a report on what is being down protect the site. that. >> these men are securing the cove from this accident that happened last year. >> we have to be very, very careful when we lift the coal out. if you lift it around too much, it can dissolve and spread in the water. >> the barge that sank this month in the rain forest was carrying coal and salvaging that wreck is expected to be a slow task. it was the third time in just two years that a vessel carrying coal or oil has sank in this protect stretch of the water. the government announce add ban on cargo vessels in the river,
but a ban had also been previously announced in 2014 after a large oil spill, only to be lifted last year. >> this is the only route that connects to dakhar. to shut this down was a blow to the country. >> it is the largest mangrove forest in the world. environmentalists are angry not just about hazard materials. they are worried about the power of a coal plant built just 15 kilometers from the world
epidemic. he criticized the traditional view of addiction and requested more treatment centers. he said it's a medical problem, not a criminal one. patty calhane reports. >> as tim ryan walks the streets of chicago, he knows that by 9/11, 78 americans will have died on this day of a drug overdose from open you said, prescription pills and her win. his 20-year-old son nick was one of them because he taught him to you to do heroin. >> people don't realize how quickly it turns into a monster and you live to use and use at a live. it takes away moral judgment, all you care about is getting that next fix, whatever you have to do to get it. >> he was a successful businessman turned addict, turned criminal for drug crimes. >> this is not something that's just restricted to a small set of communities, this is
affecting everybody. young, old, men, women, children, rural, urban, suburb. >> a growing problem that the president was told is deeply rooted in the u.s. culture. >> we then developed this culture, also of a pill for every pain. if i fall down, i bruise my knee, i may not need opioids. somehow we have said that our goal is to make people pain-free. >> the white house said the problem is simple. in 2012, american doctors gave out 259 million prescriptions for powerful pain pills, enough for every adult american that have their own bottle. that leads to addiction and an eventual turn to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to get. the president is making it easier for doctors to treat addicts, and increasing federal funding for treatment centers. ryan says it's not enough. >> if you take illinois, the
state's broke right now. most of the state funded treatment centers are cutting resources left and right, a majority of people struggling have state insurance or no insurance. there's nowhere for them to go or it's a six, eight week wait to get someone into treatment. we're losing the battle. >> that means losing almost 50,000 american lives every year. sports fans, let's catch up on the game. >> one place to start, the world 2020 in india. new zealand playing deli in england. this is new zealand's ninth semifinal. they don't have a particularly good record in those semifinals.
the first came way back in 1975. they ended up losing to the west indies. 1992, the third world cup semifinal defeat against pakistan. they've also reached the last four in the inaugural competition in 2007. they lost once again, but finally after eight attempts, the black cams finally got their semifinal out of the way, beating south africa in the 50 over world cup last year eventually losing to australia. england women were in team my final action against the aussies after winning the toss. it was a painful experience for that lady, natalie. she was able to continue, but there's a greet reaction coming um. their captain top scores with 55, the defending champions
making 132 for six. england got off to a good start. the momentum shifts back to the aussies, england falling just short as they made 127-7 to lose by five runs. australia into their fourth straight final. qualifying for the next fifa world cup in russia has been taking place across the globe. argentina posted their third successive victory in qualifying. the barcelona starting its 50th international goal in a 2-0 win over bolivia. joining an exclusive club to reach that mark. only three sit above him. the other results in south america be saw uruguay beat peru. brazil rescued a 2-2 draw with
paraguay. what does that all mean for the standings a third of the way through qualifying? brazil down in sixth. only the top four go through automatically to russia, 2018. >> you, the media were told that these world cup qualifiers would be tough, totally different from previous editions. we are four points behind first place. the difference to the other teams is only one or two points. you told us we would face many challenges and we are. >> world cup holders germany put to the misery of saturday's defeat. the germans rise to a 2-0 half time lead, thanks to tony cruz. mario scoring that winning goal in brazil. two more goals in the second half and a consolation from the italian ending the score at 4-1.
germany celebrating their first win over germany since 1995. >> portugal and belgium fans and players pay tribute to the victims of the brussels bombings last week. this game was moved from the belgian capitol to the port city for security reasons. portuguese helped to a 2-1 win. djokovic proving impossible to beat, the serbian advancing to the quarter finals with a win. he's on course for his fifth title in six years in key biscaine. the golden state warriors beat the washington wizards. with eight games left in the regular season, they're just six wins away from matching the 72 victories set by the chicago
bulls in 1996. meanwhile, you're looking at one of the new zealanders in the nba. despite best efforts, they couldn't make it nine in a row. detroit ran up 88-82 for the win. in over four months time, the opening ceremony of this year's rio olympics will take place and australian athletes have their outfits sorted. they showed off designs they will wear for that opening ceremony, the candy stripe creation eggs have been described as preppy chic. that's it. >> cuba has seen great success in the world of ballet.
a small country produces a disproportionate number of dancers. >> you can tell by the way they walk and carry themselves that these are no ordinary students, and that this is no ordinary school. down the hall, some of the older pupils are putting on a special performance of gisele in honor of the visiting british patron. >> when i first came here 20 years ago i saw how wonderful the school is. i want to do everything i can to help. >> everything year, more than 50,000 cuban boys and girls from all over the country aspire to study here but only the 300 best are admitted. >> we do not let a single person with talent slip through our fingers. that is the truth.
>> ramona has been the director of the school since its inception in 1962, a protege of cuba's grand dame of ballet. as was the case in the former soviet union, the school combines academic studies and dance under one roof, an integrated teaching system financed by the state of which there are very few in the world. >> our school has its own unique style. you can always distinguish a cuban dancer, the woman by femininity and grace, the male by virility, powerful leaps and spins and the way they move about the stage. >> like a great many of the students, 15-year-old alejandro is dreaming big. >> i want to dance in the royal ballet or at the american ballet theater. i don't want my career to be only here.
>> i want to be a great ballerina. for me, ballet is something glorious. >> in recent years, it has become easier for dancers to leave cuba and join a major foreign company, like carlos acosta, today a star of the royal ballet. he, too, started here, at the age of nine. >> there are no luxuries here, not even air conditioning. yet, these students know that if they have the talent, by the time they leave here, they will have the tools necessary to join the ranks of the very best in one of the world's most competitive professions. >> a profession that requires discipline and sacrifice, but which, as the ballet school's benefactor likes to say, lifts the human spirit. lucia newman, al jazeera, havana.
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