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. this is bbc america and live from london "bbc world news." hello. this is b "bbc world news." our top stories. two police officers have been shot during a protest in the u.s. city of ferguson. >> both those officers are here right now being treated. i don't have an official status on what their condition is right now. >> tensions in ferguson have been running high since an unarmed black teenager was killed by a white policeman in august last year. aide agencies accuse the united nations of failing in its cue duty to end the war in sith ya.
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a scathing report. it may be armor plated but takes courage to wear this outfit on the streets of afghanistan. the artist who did and what happened next. hello, thanks for joining us. two police officers in the missouri city of ferguson have been shot as a protest outside the police station was drawing to a close. one officer was hit in the face the other in the shoulder. this attack happened during a demonstration taking place just a few hours after the ferguson police chief had resigned. this was after some heavy criticism of his force. it was in ferguson last august you remember that an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer.
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keith rose was among those involved in the protests he was an eyewitness to the shooting. >> i was behind the police when they were shot at. we had crossed behind the police line to bond some people out of jail who had been arrested an hour earlier. while we were waiting outside the jail we heard popping noise which appeared to be fireworks or gunfire and then there were many officers surrounding us at least 100, they were scattering everywhere. i saw at least one officer covered in blood. i saw officer rushing to the aid of that officer, carrying and dragging them. there was blood on the ground where they had been dragged. >> that gives you a picture of what was going on. in the immediate aftermath from the shootings themselves this was the scene. officers taking cover outside their police headquarters hiding behind walls and their own shulds shields. the latest incident did seem to catch protesters and police by surprise as the gathering outside the station had been a
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relatively low-key affair. elizabeth has more. >> reporter: more violence in ferguson, missouri, seven months after a white police officer killed the unarmed black teenager michael brown. after months of unrest police chief thomas jackson had finally agreed to resign after a federal report found widespread racial bias within his department. police in riot gear clashed with protesters once again and shots were fired. >> we saw the muzzle fire from the gun at the top of the street. we all kind of ducked down. once we ducked down we saw the cop was shot next to us. bullets were right past my head. it was kind of traumatic, i'm still kind of in shock because of it. >> reporter: after the shooting tempers flared as riot police prevented protesters from leaving the area. the event marked another violent
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episode between police and protesters since the grand jury and u.s. justice department found that ferguson officer darian wilson did not break any laws when he shot 18-year-old brown. >> drew my gun and i fired. >> reporter: the officers who were injured are now being treated in hospital. >> a county officer was struck in the shoulder and a webster grove police officer was struck in the face. both those officers are here right now, they're being treated. i don't have an official status on what their condition is right now. they are conscious. >> reporter: an investigation into exactly what happened is now under way. elizabeth ginker bbc us. >> >> let's give you a context. it comes after the resignation of the police chief thomas jackson. here he is. that was over justice department report into law enforcement in ferguson in which the attorney general described the conditions
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there -- the report was described as searingly critical. it found widespread racial bias in police -- in its investigation by the police. 93% of those arrested in ferguson were black, nine out of ten uses of force were against african-americans. it went on to say that black residents in the town were subject to a disproportionately high number of traffic stops. you see the percentage there. 86%. take that into account that the african-americans make up just 67% of the population. patricia bynes is a ferguson democratic committee woman. she described the mood in ferguson. >> i think there are a few things at play. i think that the chief stepping down with a severance package, the city manager stepping down with a severe rance package they're getting parachutes when they resign from these positions. also people were out saying we
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want knowles. the chief is not enough. i believe what turned into like a celebration for some and protests for others to show it's not enough and people -- someone in the crowd wasn't it interested in protesting took the shots at the police officers. i think that we have a serious problem here in ferguson. the mu nisnicipal government seems to be structured around getting revenue and racially profiling african-americans in this region and even in the larger municipalities larger tax base that are wealthier, while they -- while a huge portion of their revenues do not come from the municipal court system if you go to their municipal courts at night you will see the majority of the people that have
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been pulled over and are facing charges in their courts are african-american. >> patricia bynes, a democratic representative ins the city of ferguson. the united nations security council has failed in its duty to end the war in syria. that's according to a report by a global coalition of aide agencies. the report criticizes the council for letting down civilians and calls on government to boost their humanitarian response. now since the fighting began, four years ago, more than 200,000 people have been killed some 8 million have been displaced. jeremy burn has this. >> reporter: good news doesn't come out of syria very often. in the last few days the u.n. managed a rare delivery of aid to a palestinian camp in damascus that has been smashed by the war. what makes it so much more cruel is that the end is nowhere in sight. >> i thought that the statistics
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on syria's descent into hell are shocking but more shocking is that the politicians around the world have given up on solving the syrian crisis. it's really remarkable that after two successive u.n. security council resolutions calling for humanitarian aid for the millions of citizens inside syria, practically no improvement has been achieved in the flow of aid and what's worse, because of the continued fighting, the situation inside the country has got worse. >> reporter: and last year was the worst so far for civilians. the world's most powerful countries have not been able to make their own u.n. resolutions work. but that would have taken the kind of intervention that's been ruled out from the beginning. when i met these rebels from the free syria army in the first winter of the war in damascus they wanted the west to help them overflow the assad regime. the help never came.
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asam was a syrian officer who joined the sfa which still hopes against hope for more western backing. >> the syrian people are suffering. whether they are living in the regime free, whether they are living in isis they are suffering from the bombs on them, they are suffering from ts isis is putting on them. both areas, they don't have choices. syrians are -- they are waiting for an alternative, they are waiting for someone to give them their life again. >> reporter: four years on syria's would-be revolutionaries have been eclipsed by armed rebels mostly islamist fighting groups raging from moderates to islamic state and al qaeda. the americans and their allies have intervened by bombing the jihad diss. the regime and its supporters fight on partly thanks to military aid from russia iran and hezbollah and lebanon.
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the war is hard to stop because of its complexity. foreign intervention of all kinds has deepened the fighting. it's become a proxy war between iran and saudi arabia and fused with the conflict in iraq. president assad seems more secure than at any time since the war started. he believes the rise of islamic state means that western powers now effectively have a stake in his survival. satellite pictures have tracked the lights going out across syria in the last four years. no one can say when they'll come on again. jeremy bowhen, bbc news. a top u.s. general said there is no doubt that iraqi forces will drive islamic state militants out of tikrit. iraqi troops have reportedly entered the city's northern areas now while at the same time the bbc learned islamic state is
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using chlorine gas in some bomb attacks. our report from baghdad. >> reporter: this is the latest weapon in the arsenal of the self-proclaimed islamic state. a cloud of orange chlorine gas. first used in world war i. it's now being adopted on the battlefield in iraq. shot by the iraqi bomb disposal team, this video shows the crude tactics designed to spread panic among the ill-equipped soldiers. he and his team have defused dozens of chlorine bombs in the offensive against the extremist militants. he says their strategy reflects how desperate they have become. >> translator: they resort to
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this new method. they're putting chlorine inside these homemade roadside bombs which is toxic for those who inhale it. >> reporter: six weeks ago they captured this video outside the embattled city of tikrit. they didn't realize that they detonated a chlorine bomb until they smelled the distinctive odor. >> translator: after we detonated the bomb we saw a pillow of chlorine gas. the symptoms started straightaway. painful choking, our throats were blocked and we couldn't breathe. my ears felt enormous pressure. as soon as we withdrew we could start to breathe again. we were lucky a military ambulance was there to treat us. >> reporter: roadside bombs are cheap and easy to make in iraq. they are one of the main forms of violence here. adding small amounts of
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chlorine, is designed to create more fear than harm. >> what we're seeing here is a classic -- >> reporter: we showed the dsed video to a british chemical expert. >> chlorine explosion i think mainly psychological. they've seen how effective chlorine has been in syria. they were gassed themselves by the regime. they've seen how effective it's been against the civilians. so it is a psychological thing to get not only the civilians in tikrit worried, but also the iraqi soldiers who are doing the bomb disposal here. >> reporter: the army troops are facing such threats without any proper protection and they are fighting militants who are willing to achieve their goals by any means. bbc news baghdad. some other news now. security officials in somalia say suspected al shabaab militants have fought their way
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into the compound of the regional government headquarters in the central city of baidoa. reports say the attacks began with the explosion of the gates of a fortified compound before gunmen shot their way inside. an unconfirmed report by a u.n. source said aid agencies which share the compound didn't appear to be the target. australia has offered to cover the cost of life in prisonment for two of its citizens who are facing the death penalty in indonesia for drug trafficking. australia's foreign minister said she made the offer to her indonesian counterpart last week but had received no response. britain's military of defense has confirmed that the female military health worker who has contracted ebola in sierra leone is being flown back to the uk for treatment. it's the first time a member of a british military team has caught the virus. 10,000 people have died during the outbreak in the region.
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do stay with us on "bbc world news." still to come in the program, the daughter of russia's murdered opposition figure boris nemtsov tells the bbc vladimir putin must take political responsibility for his death.
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thanks for being with us on "bbc world news." the latest headlines. two police officers have been wounded by gunmen who opened fire during a protest outside the police headquarters in the city of ferguson. aide agencies accuse the united nations of failing in its duties to end the war in syria. a scathing report to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict. the russian opposition politician boris nemtsov was murdered less than two weeks ago and the investigation into the case seems to be getting merck yer. two chechen men have been charged.
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boris nemtsov's daughter said vladimir putin is responsible for her father's death. >> keep power in kremlin. >> all the independent media. >> this is not an election. this is a special election. this is manipulation and fraud. >> reporter: for a decade boris nemtsov was one of russia's most high-profile voices of dissent. last month that voice was silenced within sight of the kremlin. his daughter zhanna has no doubt who she believes is responsible. >> he was a threat to putin. >> reporter: it's putin you blame for his death? >> politically, yes. politically. >> reporter: we traveled to northern italy to meet miss nemtsov. she and her father used to come here on family holidays. on the night of the killing,
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zhanna was in her moscow apartment and her mother was in the next room. >> i was asleep. the room that my mother was yelling and crying and i saw that somebody had attacked her. i came into her room and asked her what was going on and she told me. at the first moments i couldn't believe in that and now still, i cannot believe. >> reporter: can i ask you specifically, do you think president putin ordered your father to be killed? >> i don't have evidence but politically, he is responsible. >> reporter: did he ever talk about feeling personally under threat? >> we talked about the possibility of him, putin, putting him into jail or
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imprisonment but he had never mentioned there is a substantial threat that he could be killed. no. >> reporter: the arrest of five suspects from chechnya has led some to something the killing may have been linked to islamic extremism. his supporters nis dismiss that as nonsense. nemtsov was also working on a report detailing russia's military involvement in eastern ukraine. his daughter says they discussed the report but that she's not been able to access her father's apartment nor the computers on which he kept his files. >> are you afraid to go back? >> i'm not afraid. i will go back on the 15th of march, but i -- they have killed my father. i cannot just keep silent. it's -- it's absolutely impossible. >> zhanna nemtsov in that report
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from gabriel. time to pick up on the world of business. alex is here. gaming is the name. >> absolutely right. a huge industry here in the uk david, and, of course across much of europe. today, we're talking though about london because it does have the largest games development community specifically in europe with over 250 such studios. over a couple days the creme de la creme of the gaming industry will be meeting in london to discuss the latest challenges and developments. the event culminates with the gaming awards this evening and a number of gamers globally is expected to surpass 1.2 billion by the end of the year. spending is highest in places like latin america and the asia-pacific region and the market for smartphone and tablet games we think will grow around 35% to 12.3 billion u.s. dollars
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easily outpacing any other segment. also in biz, could wall street provide another financial crisis. that's the question the u.s. central bank and federal reserve has been asking in its stress tests of the country's banking giants, the second part of which was published on wednesday. running the tests since 2009 in the wake of the collapse of lehman brothers. was it reassured? the answer yes mostly. some of wall street's biggest names just scraped by after being forced to rethink their plans to hand out cash to share hoelders and two big european names failed altogether. all the details in world business report. global shares regained something of a firmer footing on thursday after several days of volatile trading linked to anxiety over a rate hike in the u.s. here in europe the ecb, they're trying to lower them. all of that hammering the euro and sending it higher sending the dollar higher.
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the euro has strengthened slightly from the 1.5 mark it was in the previous session but still re make at its highest levels in years. that's where it currently stands. david? >> alex thanks very much indeed. an afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats after dressing in a metal suit showing the female form. she wore this armor in a prerns on the streets of kabul to highlight the problems of sexual harass meant that women face. >> reporter: in a secret hiding place where she's fled facing death threats, she shows me the somewhat unusual garment she had specially made to the surprise of a kabul blacksmith. >> give him and start hammering and putting some marks here. this sort of shape.
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>> reporter: she hoped to wear the armor for ten minutes to protest against sexual harassment in the event she made only eight before being forced back into her car. >> people were saying slap her, slap her. many people said throw something and yelling at me look at that what is she doing? is she a foreigner? who is she? i get in the car so some people were like trying top stop the car and hitting the car. very huge number. they were jumping on the car. i was expecting that. >> why do you think men were so angry? >> because of course that is something really unusual happening was in front of them something they don't expect and what about it what it is about is something that that okay looking at this breast and the backside, everything is what they see actually of women.
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so that is -- >> what do you mean? that's all they see in a woman? >> that's all they see. >> reporter: one eight-minute street protest by a woman in a makeshift suit of armor may not change the world but it's a reminder of the constant daily threats and real violence that women still face in afghanistan, 14 years after the fall of the taliban. >> supposedly if i like -- if i would work also the same way, those women have been harassed here. >> the burqa is no protection. >> no protection at all. >> they face harassment. >> they do. >> your life has been turned upside down? >> totally, totally yeah. i wasn't expecting this at all. i didn't know this was going to happen. this heat is going to be like even -- getting increased more and day by day. i didn't know that at all. >> you can't go back? >> it seems, yeah. >> reporter: for this one brief performance, cooper is now in
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fear of her life while millions of other women still face daily harassment on the street. david loyn bbc news kabul. >> extraordinary story. whatever you might think about it, brave of her to try that. you're watching "bbc world news." vo: 85 percent of people who travel will go someplace they've already been. where's the fun in that? it's time to find someplace new. book the hotel you want with the flight you want and we'll find the savings to get you there.
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as the euro crumbles to a 12-year low against the dollar we ask how far can it fall and here are the winners and losers. keeping banks on a tight leash, the fed says two european banks have failed its stress tests as
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the big u.s. names break through. >> hello. very warm welcome to this business report with me alex baxter. we'll be looking at the billion dollar gaming gold mine driving growth in the tech sector but first this hour the euro has fallen to its lowest level against the u.s. dollar in 12 years after the european central bank began its government bond buying program or qe. it fell as low as $1.05 before recovering but many traders expect it's seen the same as a dollar. the ecb began its round on monday, buy bonds for 1.14 trillion euros over the next 18 months, flooding the market with cheap money. traders have reacted to the ecb's latest round selling euros and buying other currencies such as u.s. dollars. the u.s. currencies are feeling because the federal reserve looks to have completed its bond
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buying program. here with me in the studio is duncan wells, bbc news economic koernt. good to see you, duncan. having said all of that the dollars has actually strengthened a little bit against the euro today, and yet the trend remains the same. we still have seen these historic levels of currencies and are we moving towards this idea of parody? is that where we're going? >> parody one euro equalling one dollar. go back as recently as december a survey of 32 national economists in the "financial times" only one of those 32 predicted we'd get to parody. this has been a dramatic move. the dollar in the last six months, against other currencies has strengthened more than any six-month period in the last 40 years. a strong dollar and weak euro and that's because of monetary policy in the u.s. and in europe is diverging and diverging
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dramatically. the european central bank is buying billions of our ross of government bonds a month, only started on monday and fairly dramatic, but in the united states the federal reserve is itching towards raising trs, the first raise in u.s. interest rates in a decade. the dollar becomes more attractive. the euro becomes less attractive. >> you've mentioned some of the if factors involved in this weakening euro or strengthening dollar, which ever way you look at it. we've talked about the possibility of a u.s. fed rate rise. we've talked about europe. is greece a factor or the possibility? >> this is the thing, it's a bit of dollar strength euro weakness, trying to work out what the drivers are, very difficult. certainly what's happening with greece is not helping. last month we had what looks like a deal. jens vidsman, the president is speaking this morning, using at lot of diplomatic language.
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the greeks have had their own diplomatic language. >> a bit of mistranslation going on there. >> he is saying a lack of trust in greek policymakers. these fears over the our rock the idea that the euro might not bes the one-time coming together it was seen as certainly doesn't help. i think the biggest driver is what's happening with european government bonds and interest rates on them have collapsed. over a third getting towards half of all government debt in the eurozone today is trading with a negative interest rate. there isn't much money available investing in the euro zone more in u.s. money flowing out of europe towards the united states. >> and if we were to take a macro economic view of the global economy if you like very briefly, duncan is this a good or bad thing or does that entirely depend on which side of the atlantic you sit? >> i think for the united states it's not good for companies that earn revenues abroad not good for exports but this is very
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good at the moment for europe. it helps push up inflation. >> duncan many thanks, always good to talk to you. >> now, london has the largest gains development community in europe with over 250 development studios. over the next couple of days the creme de la creme of the gaming industry will be meeting at the annual expo in london to discuss the latest challenges and plans coming up. the event culminates with the bafta gaming awards this evening. let's talk live to david, ceo of the game development frontier development who joins me live from london. you're up for an award. >> i have a huge honor of getting the bafta fellowship i'm really delighted. really looking forward to it. >> congratulations. tell me how important are these awards for a coming together for
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your industry and a chance to share ideas? >> i think they're great. what they really show the gaming industry has gone from strength to strength but now such an important industry world wide in terms of the comparison with film and television it's really wonderful that we've got awards for games as well. i think that's a fantastic thing. it's also great because a lot of those games are made here in the uk. >> we understand that the gaming industry here in the uk hugely important. london, the largest development community center in europe over 250 such studios that facilitate that sort of development. is enough being done still to aid the creativity process and then the monetization of it if you like. >> i think a lot has been done in the last few years. we've got tax treatment which has come in which is really good. it's leveled the playing field somewhat with the rest of the world which is brilliant.
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so much creativity comes out of the uk too that it really makes a big difference to where we are and also the game industry has been growing. it's my belief we're on the cusp of a really great if you like golden age of gaming as various technologies come together and as the world changes because now, of course, we can go direct to customers because of the strength of the internet. that has presented a huge opportunity we've seen a rise of what's called indy games, independent gamers where games are sold directly through the app store, various other routes people can play directly. we're seeing lots of new types of games come out. it's very exciting time to be part of the games industry. >> when you look at the gaming landscapes which sorts of games or other developments in the industry excite you the most? >> we've released our first pager game directly to the pu lick called elite dangerous which we're excited about. overall such a rich tapestry of games coming from the industry
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from sort of one man studios all the way to really big epic games that we're seeing coming out that are very exciting. i love games and have been gamer for a long time but i think the important thing is we're sort of seeing that as it gradually becomes of age if you like. >> for now, many thanks. david robin, ceo of frontier developments, many thanks and good look this evening picking up your award. do stay with us. other business news. and investing $200 million in instant photo messaging company snapchat according to bloomberg. the purchase of the stake by the chinese e-commerce giant is $15 billion. that's a five-fold increase on the $3 billion facebook offered for the company in late 2013. the national monetary fund has signed off on a $17.5 billion bailout program from
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ukraine. it's the second attempt in less than a year to pull the country back from the brink of bankruptcy. ukraine has been financially crippled by the year-long conflict between the government and russian backed rebels. inflation running at only 35%. lost around two-thirds of its value againsts the dollar since january last year. for me and the team that's all for business. thanks for watching. no one thinks they're going to be in an accident. which is why no one wants insurance. so we go cheap. you know, because we're never gonna need it. until one day, we do. now that cut-rate policy is costing us big. makes you wonder if there's something better out there . see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance.
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. hello. i'm nick marshal mccormack this is sports today. coming up money versus manny.
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our man in l.a. to bring us up to date with the richest fight in history. joe say says chelsea couldn't cope with the pressure as they're knocked out of the champions league. >> so easy for south africa at the world cup. they thump the uae to make it to the quarterfinals. an appeal tee i need law enforced geedo van der guard must be allowed to drive but there's another twist. >> hello wherever you are around the world, welcome to "sports today." joseph moreno said they deserved to win and his players couldn't cope with the pressure. chelsea out of the champions league, while byern munich destroyed 7-0. back at stanford ridge, chelsea and managers gave their analysis of what went right and what went wrong. >> translator: i'm tired but, of course, i'm very happy. i think if we look at the two games and we're honest and fair
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paris deserved to go through because we played more football and tragically more football than chelsea did. we created more chances in the end. i don't think it's unfair to say that paris deserved to go through. >> we cannot defend in the corners. doesn't deserve to win. our team could not cope with the pressure of being with one player more and play at home and the stadium doesn't accept the team to control the game. they want the team to win it. i think we couldn't cope with that pressure. >> so john bennett was watching both games for us. interestingly, john, moreno switched the attention to we can still win the premier league. >> they need to switch their focus quickly. a big game against south hampton on sunday.
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this is a new experience for jose morenop. not used to going out of europes this early. fantastic record in europe. call him the special one for a reason. the last time his team was knocked out in the last 16 of the champions league was way back in 2009. >> wow. >> moreno's misery is the right caption here. a new experience. for instance when he won it in 2004 he only failed to make it to the last four twice, and to be honest, chelsea were outplayed against paris. they deserved to win. the number of passes that they made, 632. that's 25 more than chelsea. despite the fact that they were down to 10 for an hour and a half during the game. a great performance. >> we shouldn't take it away for psg. all about moreno mooning or misery but it was a good performance.
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>> don't take my word for it. plenty of big names from across the world of football were watching the game praising psg. here's the man chested united captain wayne rooney on social media, said that is one of the best performances i've ever seen with ten men from psg. we shouldn't be surprised that psg played well with ten men. after looking at the record books and they have a fantastic record when they have a man sent off, ten games in europe in the champions league when they've had a player red carded. they've won six. only lost one, a really good record from psg. shows the character and the team. can they go a step further. they've made the quarterfinals for the last three seasons. can they get into the last four. >> you talk about red cards, bad behavior for chelsea, naughty boys at some stages last night. >> a poor performance from chelsea, but the behavior of the players also under scrutiny. when he tackled oscar, nine players surrounded the referee,
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chelsea had been criticized for influencing the referee, some big names criticizing them today for the behavior of chelsea and the scrutiny. they said it felt like he was surrounded by 11 babies went he was sent off. >> it was pretty amazing to see. >> one more story coming through, zimbabwe at the world cup. fill us in on that. >> breaking news which is just arriving at the bbc sports center. world cup qualifying has started today and we're hearing zimbabwe have been kicked out of world cup qualifying. more details on that story throughout the day on bbc world news. >> thank you very much for bringing us up to date with the world of football. go to our website, to get all the latest from the champions league features and analysis just go right there and you'll be filled in with all the very best. the next story, deyeahgo has retired from international
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football. the uruguayen international was voted the best player of the 2010 football world cup wheres his country reached the semifinals. scored 36 goals in 112 appearances for uruguay, part of the side that won the cup title in 2011 and scored for last year's world cup in brazil. he is playing for osaka in japan's league after man chested united and madrid. he said it was time to let the next generation take his place. well it's been billed as the biggest boxing fight in history and whether that ends up being true or not, there's no doubt it will be the richest. $250 million is the prize purse to be shared between floyd mayweather and manny pacquiao. alex is in los angeles with our report. there is flash photography coming up towards the end of the shot. ♪
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>> reporter: the red carpet is normally reserved for premiers of big films, but in the home of the blockbuster, boxing is getting the hollywood treatment. when the prize money alone is bigger than an opening weekend of a steven spielberg picture you can see why the media is so interested. both fideghters will take home $100 million in prize money, record-breaking amounts, but to floyd mayweather the richest sportsman on the planet it's another day at office. >> to be involved in this fight in boxing history is a blessing. i've done record-breaking numbers before. all the record-breaking numbers i'm doing i'm only breaking my own record. i've already been in the biggest fight in the sport of boxing before. not just once but twice. >> because mayweather hasn't been beaten in nearly two decades he is the clear favorite to win. pacquiao in contrast has lost
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five but thinks he can cause an upset. >> it's very important this fight to win to prove that who is the number one in the world and to prove that i'm still the number one. >> reporter: so the long-awaited matchup is nearly here. they may not be the biggest in terms of stature, but these two certainly know how to fill a room. alex bbc news los angeles. allowed to go into the quarterfinals at the cricket world cup by 146 runs. once again, crucial to south africa posting the massive total of 341-6. the captain made 99 from just 82 balls. he was on a smash a thon. the uae against sensational fielding. three catches, these are just two of them.
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five defeats from five of the uae who play the west indies on sunday. afghanistan has missed their chance of making the quarterfinals in their first world cup and if they miss out on the chance to make the next one, with the current format to be cut from ten -- from 14 to 10 teams. imagine they can beat england will that change the icc's mind on them. joe wilson reports from sydney. >> reporter: for the country the sport, afghanistan's cricket symbolizes progress from nothing to the world cup in little more than a decade. afghanistan players learned the game as refugees in pakistan and coached by a man whose cricket education came in the england west midlands. he has adapted to kabul. >> as everybody in england knows me, i like it. security issues that are a concern, but you just have to be
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aware that it is a dangerous area. they've got their own brand of cricket which is exciting which is passion, and at times they get it wrong, but it's done with passion. >> reporter: in the first world cup, afghanistan have already won one match. they have talented cricketers with nothing to lose and that can be a powerful combination. if you're an english batsman with confidence facing 90 miles an hour, he's motivated. >> it's like i have nothing in my hand hand. as a cricketer you want to change the whole world in thinking from afghanistan because you're an ambassador for the country. >> reporter: there are 14 teams at this world cup. that's set to be cut to ten next time. afghanistan may miss out, but who could deny them a police with the elite if they were to beat england? if that happens, there could be consequences in a lot of places. joe wilson bbc news.
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sydney. >> england in real trouble if that happens. sal vas s sauber failed in an appeal that giedo van der guard would race on sunday. he claimed that was backed by the victoria supreme court. this is the moment the three appeal judges ruled against the team on thursday clearing the way for the dutchman to compete this weekend. james allen reports from melbourne. >> reporter: sauber are back to the drawing board. van der guard has said if he's not given a car he would feel sauber are in contempt of the court ruling. not as simple as that because racing formula 1 you need a super license awarded by the governing body the fia. and that's quite a lengthy process and it's not clear as of this point whether or not van der guard will be eligible for a super license for him to take
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part in the saturday qualifying and sunday grand prix. normally contractual issues are sorted out but it's interesting in this case it's gone legal and interesting in this case that the team has lost so we watch developments with great interest. >> sauber testing just under way soon in melbourne. more sports from around the world at follow us on facebook. we're all over social mediap. i'm nick marshal mccormack. we'll see you soon. bye-bye.
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