voice. >> i'll be hear with the sport including sachin tendulkar plays his final test match for india. >> more pictures are emerging from the philippines disaster zone. every image reveals more about the power of typhoon haiyan. this is 20km of coastline that has been ripped to shreds. 15,000 people live here, people are wandering around. aid is not getting to those in need fast enough. so for many victims leaving now is their only hope. and security deteriorated - affecting residents and aid workers. the army is out in force trying to keep control with reports of gunmen and armed rebels causing
fear among the population. we have correspondents covering the story from the worst affected areas. in cebu aid is piling up at the airport because there's no way to get it. very that story. and we go to the tacloban where people are waiting for food and measure. and marga ortigas is in tacloban where security is a major problem. why is security such a problem? tell us what is going on. >> well, the first day that the typhoon hit here they were there were immediate reports that people were breaking in to establishments that might have had food and water and taking it for themselves out of desperation. clearly very little has been left of tacloban city. 90% of the city is wiped out. a city of 200,000.
imagine those that survived knew that they were going to have to struggle to survive. now, aside from that, people were taking advantage of the already insecure situation by taking up arms. there were reports of armed groups stopping relief convoys starting to come in after the typhoon hit, and breaking into the trucks and stealing the goods for themselves. there's no identification as to who the people might have been. it has come to light that the prison here was completely damaged by the storm as well and all the inmates in the prisons - not just one mind you, but several prisons in tacloban, were basically ran riot. it seems that they are now seen to be responsible for the recent wave of crimes. many of the residents that we have spoken to say they fear for their lives because as night falls the criminals that escaped from prison seem to rule the roost. they are breaking into what
little homes might remain and going into the makeshift shelters of the survivors and trying to take things at gunpoint. they feel it's from a wasteland to a badland. >> is it the case of there being simply no police and security and army around. are they there, but busy doing other things like collecting body and trying to distribute aid? >> it depends on who you talk to. the national government is saying they sent back security. the security forces based in this town are victims themselves. many of them were actually killed as well. those that remained - less than 20% of the security force here is actually able to work. they are backed up by forces from manila and the southern philippines. they too, according to residents, are not seen on many streets. they are isolated at checkpoints or, indeed, trying to watch over
the relief goods coming in. they need more hands. there are not enough emergency personnel to collect the body. it's six days on. you can see bodies lining the side of the road or see them. decomposing corpses are laying under the rubble. a curfew has been imposed. the country is under a state of national calamity. many don't understand what that means. from 6:00 pm to 6am no one is supposed to mav about. it's a government -- moving about. it's a government attempt to stop looting or crimes being perpetrated at this inopportune moment. >> thank you to marga ortigas. now to steph on the island. i understand the situation is different where you are. tell us about the fact that little aid has got through,
right. >> yes, that's exactly right. i'm on the island. this is a bigger island north of cebu. around this bigger island there's a lot of smaller islands. what we have been doing today is going from one small island to the other after hearing reports that the islands were wiped out. we found the whole population was there, standing on the beach waiting for boats to come and at one island they told us, "you are the first boat to arrive." there was no aid whatsoever. luckily everyone survived. also here there's a death toll of around 21 people. the destruction is massive. everywhere we went today everything was gone, destruction of 90%. people are in huge need of shelter, food, medicine, water. this is a forgotten area. everyone is focussing on
tacloban where marga ortigas was reporting from. this is an area where hardly any aid is coming. as you see in the report, a lot of people are sleeping in the open air. >> mayor ramirez making his rounds around the town. many families are homeless in northern cebu. the mayor hands out blankets, more for comfort than anything else. >> we cannot sleep at night because we were gaugiuarding ou baby, there's mosquitos and the rains. >> people here were prepared when typhoon haiyan hi. now the people of madeline feel they are being punished.
>> it's unfair. there's a lot of deaths that occurred in tacloban. focus should be on tacloban, not northern cebu, which you can see whatever the conditions are in tacloban - it's the same here was. >> the mayor decided to take matters into his own hands, sending people to look for food and water. a woman managed to abtain a truck with supplies. volunteers spent most of the night devieding -- dividing them into small packages. these are long nights. people here are trying to sleep in makeshift shelters, knowing they have lost their home. it proved difficulty. there's light in the darkness. at the city home, the only place with electricity, people are gathering to charge their mobile
phones, so they can inform family members. the mood is cheerful and there's a chance of togetherness. people here are happy to be alive. >> everybody is a victim, so - and the filipino sense of humour also. it feels like it's a big party. you see around, it's like we are having a picnic here. >> but despite the optimism of the people of madeline, the mayor hopes the suffering will be taken seriously. >> if there's a lot of frustration. they say it's not fair to complain about overaid, but people are wondering why is nobody taking care of us. so many people we managed to save, save their lives, but nobody is giving us any aid. so a lot of people are saying, "please send us whatever you can, send it to us now." the local communities are
dealing with us. they still say we need help, and a lot of it. >> thank you so much. >> and we go to a ferry terminal at cebu. >> it is gridlocked here. the aid is gridlocked. there's plenty of aid, none of it is getting to the people who need it. it's causing immense frustration. the u.n. office for coordinating humanitarian, chief baron es valery amos pleaded with the mayor of tacloban to break the gridlock. the thing is there's no fuel for trucks to distribute the aid. there's no way for it to be distributed. it's not going anywhere. at the same time aid workers, international aid workers are fleeing the area. the mayor asked his citizens
earlier today to flee the city because the city cannot cope with this number of people. is this a moment of intense frustration, and it is extremely interesting to see how it's going to be broken with this kind of clash of interest and agendas between the local politics, the local communities, people who are starving, literally, and the international aid effort. >> and the u.n. humanitarian affairs chief valerie amos says the emergency response is failing the victims. >> we need to get assistance to them now. they are already saying that it has taken too long to arrive. ensuring faster delivery is the priority of the united nations and our partner organizations. i do feel that we have let people down because we have not been able to get in more quickly. at the same time i can see, and
i was able to see yesterday that our operations are scaling up significantly >> now the copenhagen school of global health, he joins me now. looking at the way the response has been, should authorities have been able to get aid to most, if not all the people who need it? >> well, of course we would wish that that would be true. what we have to realise is that in this case it is an overwhelming emergency. one of the most beautiful things that i heard in the interviews you had now are that many volunteer organizations, they were springing up. we have capacities to cope. this is overwhelming those capacities. in an emergency situation where people are stuck in areas with
no aid, yet it is piling up at airports, is it possible for other countries to help with distribution. >> that is happening, of course. you heard there were humanitarian workers converging on the area. but it may not be additional people, as you heard also. there may be too many. what is important is, first of all, usually in any emergency to make a clear assessment. you heard them mention forgotten areas where people were, where you didn't know they were there, how they were affected, and what the possibilities are for transporting aid in, because at this point in the emergency, after knowing where the people are who were affected and what their needs are, the main question will be logistically, how to get the stuff that was needed there. t of course, things like water, and not just drinking water, both because the people won't survive, but subsequently that
they get waterborn disease, and food and shelter. those are the important things. have you to find out where the people are, and how to get the things there. it's not additional external workers that are needed. they need fuel for the vehicles to distribute the material that is needed. >> why has it taken six days to make that assessment. it caught my attention reading a statement by the mayor of tacloban - she's choosing stween sending trucks out to collect dead bodies or deliver aid. someone could have made an assessment, and sent more tracks or helicopters by this point. >> that is a good question, one that i think you will be surprised at with just about any emergency. it is totally overwhelming. one of the things that they - that may baffle people looking from afar is that journalists
can get in and get to the areas, yet the aid is not distributed. it's more difficult to get tonnes and tonnes of food or water distributed across long distances than it is to have a person go there, one by one. >> all right. thank you so much for your thoughts on that. >> thank you. >> and there's more, of course, on the website. you'll find a gallery of striking images from the philippines from aljazeera.com. it's updated 24 hours a day. coming up on the newshour - we are in ireland where the government is recovering from the banking crash and bailout. why a new cut back hitting the disabled. plus... >> i'm in chile. i'll explain why on the eve of presidential elections. many here, from the fishermen to the farmers question whether any government can improve their
lives. >> and in sport uruguay's footballers give it all they've got in a push for world cup qualification. >> muslims around the world are marking ashura. security is tight in karbala. they are commemorating the death of hussein, the grandson of prom. >> imran khan is with the faithful in karbala. >> security is of concern during ashura, how are things shaping up? >> we have seen a pattern of attacks targetting smaller shia processions in remote towns.
baghdad and here in the holy city of karbala there's an immense security operation going on. let me show you the sheer amount of people ahead. there's around 4.5 million people arriving here. half an hour ago and the procession is coming in. the faithful made a run from where the battle took place to hear, where the shrine is. the see the flags going in. those are the kinds of flags that could have been used in the battle at the time. there's a lot of rituals going on - people hearing stories of imam. underpinning that is the security. this is the biggest iraqi operation in 10 years. some 35,000 people, soldiers, have been deployed to secure the holy city. you get into the city. 15km before you get in people are made to dismount their cars and walk into the city. this is very important for prime
minister nouri al-maliki. he needs this to pass without incident. he said that iraq faces a civil war if things get worse. >> thank you imran khan live from karbala. >> ashura observed in lebanon. we go live to beirut. strong words from the leader of hezbollah. what has he been saying? >> well, basically saying that hezbollah will not withdraw its fighters from syria. hezbollah fighters have been fighting alongside the regime. in his words as long as the reason for us to fight in syria remains, our presence will remain. hezbollah came under criticism for taking part in the war. it's been isolated in the arab world. the shiite community - supporters have come under attack. there has been car bombings, mortar attacks. the hezbollah leader defiant
saying they'll not back down. in his words the reasons why they are fighting in syria is to defend lebanon, the palestine cause and a syrian government which has been supporting the resistance. >> thank you so much. live from beirut. >> russia's foreign minister is in care. for talks with his egyptian counterpart. sergei lavrov is the most senior russian politician to visit egypt since the fall of the soviet union. the middle east peace protest and the conflict in europe is high on the agenda. >> it is not just a leading state, also it stood the test of time. we have long ties of friendship and cooperation based on mutual trust. which lately has become of strategic sponsor and negotiations with my colleague, as a result of our talks in
moscow two months ago on 16 september. then we spoke about the development of the situation in egypt. we confirmed and confirm that russia is interested so that egypt is a stable state with stably developing economy at effective political system. >> dominic kane is live in cairo. we have the russian foreign minister in egypt at a time when cairo's relations with the u.s. have been strained. are there signals that foreign policies are perhaps being adjusted? >> i don't think you could say necessarily that either side was prepared to say that this represents a shift away from a relationship with the united states. they were long on generaties and short on specifics. the one thing that the media here had reported on was the possibility, the prospect of a
military deal, aid with the russians and the egyptians, there's a large missile cruiser from the russian navy docked in alexandria. the presence of mr sergei lavrov in cairo is, again, a first for a number of years. we didn't get specifics today. i don't think we can necessarily say it represents is a shift in foreign policy. the media here expected something big would happen or were referring to the possibility of it. a head line in a newspaper said "the bear is back", another talked about the possibility of mr putin wowing the egyptians with a $2 million aid package. nothing like that happened. there's the possibility that a deal will be announced. it's worth making the point that defence ministers of egypt and russian. are also meeting today. it is possible that a deal may emerge from that.
at the moment nothing has come through. i don't think we can say there has been a public shift in policy. >> thanks very much, dominic kane in cairo. >> in syria fighting continues around the capital. pro-assad forces are said to be taking ground from the rebels. these pictures are said to show government tanks as they attempt to seize the district and fighters can be heard overhead. this apparently shows syrian tanks shelling the countryside outside damascus. al jazeera cannot verify the pictures. 5 million syrians have become refugees in their own country because of civil war. some have been forced underground. >> they are alive but not much more. a hole in the ground is now home for the syrians who have been
displaced by the war. >> translation: what kind of life is this. can this be called living - to live in a cage? >> this family took refuge here a year ago. their house in the city was flattened by a military jet. their few belongings make the damp, dim groto tolerable. there are many in the countryside. they were used as temporary bomb shelters. now they are permanent residents for some of the 5 million people displaced within syria. >> translation: we have been taking shelter in the gave for a year. i'm responsible for seven people and i am a widow. you can see what it's like. >> fighting insects and illnesses are some of the challenges, in the humid conditions. above all is the challenge of finding enough food to eat. holed up in the darkness little ones read books from a school they can no longer attend.
with the war pushing them underground syrian refugees are living in what seems like the prehistoric past. >> now, the world's attention is on the philippines. there are devastating floods in somalia. 140 people decide in the semiautonomous reason of puntland. a state of emergency has been declared. >> a rare tropical cyclone that hit northern somali dumped as much rain as in 2012. roads have been washed away and communications cut in the region of puntland. 30,000 need food, water, shelter and medical supplies. in central somalia, heavy rain burst river banks, submerging villages and farms. thousands of people have been displaced. more than 4,000 of them trekked
to an airfield where an african union peacekeeping force is placed. >> of most distress are women and children. most of the parents are killed. you have kids and women without help. >> 20 babies have been born in the last few days. the military says it needs more medication for the displaced, as well as food and shelter. more people are expected to arrive. >> from somalia to the philippines - let's find out what is brewing with the weather. over to everton. >> staying with somalia for now. the showers are in the process of drifting further inland. we have heavy rain, starting to make its way away from somalia and pushing into central and southern parts of ethiopia. over the next couple of days, some of these areas could see around 50mm of rain. over the higher grounds of
southern ethiopia we may see 200mm of rain as we go to the next 37-48 hours. eastern parts of south africa saw lightish showers, clutch of storms in place, showers running in across bots warna into angola. the wet weather staying in places as we go through the southern and eastern cape where there'll be heavy rain. wet weather around ang owla out of the either i don't knowian highlands. the crowd drifting down, pushing to central parts of the heavy down false. 184mm of rain in 24 hours. and the wet weather in place over the next couple of days. >> let's tell you about the political storms. the mayor of toronto made a
confession about taking illegal drugs again. rob ford admits he bought drugs and smoked cracked campaign. >> have you been into that house? >> i have no interest being in that house i'm not a crack user. >> another wild week in a sedate city. toronto council passed a motion asking mayor rob ford to take a leave of absence to deal with alcohol and drug abuse after admitting that he had smoked crack cocaine the mayor dropped another bombshell. >> have you purchased illegal drugs in the last two years? >> careful. >> yes, i have. >> in recent weeks ford repeatedly apologised for using drugs and public drunkenness. he vows to stay in office and refusing to take time off as his supporters on council are calling for. >> mr mayor, do you recognise there's a few of us that want to
help you? >> councillor, it was not the reason i drank or did drugs was not because of stress. it was out of sheer stupid di. >> there is no one else. >> no one else to blame but myself. >> no one else to admit it except yourself. >> this video of the mayor obtained by the "toronto star" shows him swearing, ranting about killing someone. that and his antics made him the butt of tv comedy programs. on the serious side released documents from a criminal case against one of the mayor's friends linked to drug use, drunk driving, threats to his staff and issues of personality behaviour. police confirmed they were investigating the mayor but are not charging him now. elected with a landslide, ford's support has been sliding. the latest opinion polls though 3 quarter of torrion tonians
want him to take medical leave. demonstrators gathering outside city hall want him gone for good. >> it's almost almost to remove a mayor. by refusing to leave rob ford is testing a system that probably was not designed with this ai cos in mind and is resisting calls from fellow politicians and a number of citizens in the city. >> coming up - will a new dam built in ethiopia affect what fishermen catch in egypt. >> live in the netherlands at a waterer security conference, and the san antonio spurs continue an nba streak.
. let's recap the headlines - hundreds of thousands of people are in desperate need of hep a week after typhoon haiyan hit the philippines. many towns have been flattened. muslims around the world mark ashura. security is tight in the iraqi city of karbala packed with shiite worshippers. 30 are reported to have been killed in a suicide bombing. >> russia's foreign minister is in cairo for talks with his egyptian counterpart. sergei lavrov is the most senior russian politician to visit egypt since the fall of the
soviet union. >> the cause of the next war to break out could be over access to something everyone needs every day. water disputes are increasingly common, which is why a conference is being held in the netherlands. we are live at the water sustainability and peace conference in the hague in a few minutes. first, why scientists, analysts and negotiators are there. world supplies of h 20 are strained by population growth if and climate change. water is pushed by economic development, and pollution. it's a worldwide problem for the wealthy countries and the poor ones. >> in egypt access to the nile has been a source of conflict between countries along the longest river. egyptians get 95% of their water from the nil. a dam being built in ethiopia could jeopardise supplies. >> egyptians viewed the nile as
a gift of god for millennia. what god has given them they fear man may take away. >> this is the refaceans dam under construction. when operational the multi million development will be africa's biggest. egyptians are not happy. >> translation: it will give ethiopia power to control the flow of the nil, leading to a change in the balance of power in the region against egypt's interest. this is an ethiopian dream. >> this man's land used to be irrigate by water from the nile. mismanagement blocked the canals that brought it to him. now he relies on water pumped from wells. >> if they build the dam on the nile it will affect egypt. it will affect the underground water. this is because the underground
water is linked to the nile. if they build the damn there'll be no more underground water and we won't be able to farm. >> water security is a vitally important issue for egypt. the global standard for water scarcity is 1,000 cubic metres per person per year. now, the average egyptian can only access 700 cubic metres a year, so the country is water scarce. now factor this in the population of egypt is due to increase by 50% by 2050. >> ethiopia said the dam will not have serious long-term impacts down streets. >> they have to believe us. have to believe us. we believe in equitable resources. win/win approach and
cooperation. >> until the reservoir is filled egypt can expect a reduced aim. five years is the aim. it is tense, and how to share the resource is difficult. the nile may be seen as god's gift to egypt but it belongs to ethiopians, sudanese and other countries up stream too. >> we have an associate professor of political science from the university specialising in the nile river from the hague. a lot of concern about the impact of the renaissance dam. how will it impact downstream countries? >> the design - i had a chance to look at does not really
impact negatively on the water flow to egypt. >> why are the egyptians concerned then? >> well, i think this has been all along the stated concern of egypt with regard to any hydraulic works in ethiopia. so i don't think there is substantialable concerns. >> why hasn't diplomacy worked to find a water sharing formula and system. >> diplomacy has been working with regard how to negotiate on the basic agreements on the water resources between ethiopia, egypt, sudan. and, in fact, upstream countries and downstream countries in general. there have been negotiations,
there have been agreements. there have been principles over which countries have great to make equitable and utilisation of water resource, and how also in the future countries need to establish institutional framework at the end of the negotiation and final signing. they are also expected to establish land-based pollution, which oversees how countries benefit and how they are also collaborating, protecting and managing the water resources. in this regard diplomacy is working. in the context of the reface ons there has been international committee which included international experts, and all that is part of the diplomatic process. >> if that's the case, do projects like the reface ons dam
set a bad precedent for unilateral action and undermine the joint diplomatic efforts? >> i think the construction so far in the nile basin has been national. but it's not the first one that started in ethiopia, the hydraulic works and the construction in egypt and sudan. but each time in the previous constructions in egypt and sudan, there have not been, in fact, information for ethiopia, or any kind of consultation, but in this case there has been consultation and there has been information, and, in fact, there has been invitation if their concern can't be addressed through a review of the project.
and also what is actually supported by international recruited experts on various aspects of water use. environmental impact. socioeconomic impact. all that revealed by third party, including committees present in the process. the end of the review has been that there is no substantive immediate impact on egypt and suda sudan. this is the result of a diplomatic exercise. >> thank you very much for four thoughts. >> now the remains of a former brazilian president have been exhumed to see if he was murdered. he was ousted in a military coup and decide in 1976 whilst in exile in argentina.
his death was ruled to be caused by heart attack. the exhumation was organised by the truth commission investigating human rights abuses during the dictatorship. >> with a growing economy and low unemployment chile is latin america's success story. there are concerns about the uneven distribution of the nation's wealth. we have this report from a remote region. >> this is icen one of chile's remote reasons, deep in patta gownia. it's here that we find families at a celebration of sorts, enjoying roast lamb and fish. all in honour of their local hero, a fisherman running for congress. >> translation: here there are few that make a lot and a lot who make nothing. it brings anger that explodes as happened here.
>> we met these people last year leading a regional rebellion. for 40 days, that including running battles with riot police locals cut off the province from the rest of chile demanding a fairer share of the wealth generated here. much comes from the sea, yet veteran fishermen like oscar say they can no longer make a living because they are at the mercy of four family-owned corporations that monopolise the fishing industry. >> translation: we can only sell to the industrialists but they pay us so little it doesn't cover the cost of fuel for the boats. they have huge ships that scoop up everything. there are fewer fish near the coast. >> today lines have come up empty. and this great economic imambulance is not just in fishing -- imbalance is not just
in fishing. the region is rich in fresh water and forests - natural resources. much of what you can see benefits a small minority. even the water from rivers and lakes is private property. chile's highly unregulated free market made the economy grow, but unevenly. a study by the university of chile confirms a 1% elite owns 30% of the nation's wealth - mining, retail, pharmacies, energy, banks and communications. >> nearly half of what is traded on chile's stock exchange is controlled by four families, power that began under chile's dictatorship but exploded in the plast 25 years of democracy. conservatives say it's gone too far. >> translation: our model needs
surgery. it was unsustainable. it gives a few so much power. >> the bishop goes further, a critic of a political system held hostage by the economic interests of a tiny minority. >> i don't think the problem here is who buys, but who allows them to buy and who passes laws that allows the country to be sold to a few. >> from this remote region a fisherman may go to congress, elected by people who like millions of chileans elsewhere believe it's time to confront a system that excludes them. >> the latest economic figures from across europe have been released. not a pretty picture. sluggish exports are blamed for a slow down. gdp fell by 0.3%. that is down from 0.7% in the
preceding three months. in france they fell a fraction by 0.1%. . eurozone's third largest economy remains in recession for the ninth quarter. the gross domestic product singing.0.1%. >> it's been years since ireland needed a bail out. many irish are struggle toing pay their bills and new government cuts are hitting the disabled. >> for the first 12 years of her life eve had been given deal with her disability. physiotherapy, speech training and all the things that would helper her. parents paid taxes, that's what you expect. at the stroke of a pen, a letter
in the post it's gone. mum and dad have to find the money, even if they have no idea how. >> it's thousands a year. otherwise it comes down to a case of what can we afford, and do we prioritise eve's needs or prioritise our bill payments. that is - that is the base question. that's an awful place to be in. as a parent. >> just a decade ago ireland had such ambitions, now people say they feel flattened, defeated by the experience of the banking crash and the bill out that followed. the government would say the worst is over. three years on they insist ireland is the first of the so-called periferals, the poor countries in the eurozone to prove it has fiscal discipline to stand on its own. >> the market gives the best assessment as to whether or not we are agreed. the cost of borrowing irish
money was 15.5, the cost at the moment is 3.5 - lower than italy spain, portugal and greece. >> the men from the international monetary fund have been living on and off in this luxurious hotel. they cross the road to the finance ministerry looking at what can be tut-tut from the budget -- can be cut from the budget. has it worked when a country is poorer rather than richer than it was when the crisis began. >> in 2008 when the financial crisis began, ireland ran debts of $57 million, and because irish banks collapsed. it quad rooupled and stands at $270 billion, or 123% of ireland's gross domestic products. because the banks recapitalized the irish
government says it can leave the bailout scheme run by the international monetary fund and the european union. the financial recovery begs the question of what kind of eurozone ireland has been keen to support. the central bank has been recapitalized. the money no locker exists to help a disabled 12-year-old girl. >> the world's largest pink diamond has a new owner. >> ladies and gentlemen, 68 million francs, a world record bid ever for a diamond for precious stone. it's here. congratulations. [ clapping ] >> that's the moment it went under the auctioneer's hammer for $83 million. whose finger it's destined for is not known. the winning bidder was working for a secret buyer. the pink star has the highest
mumbai. it's where history is being made right now. sachin tendulkar is playing in his final international test match. the little master is at the ceest. windies are bowled out on the first day of the second test for 182. he was given a guard of honour as he came out to bat, he's unbeaten on 24. indian on 128/2. we have this report from mumbai on sachin's influence. >> strapping up for another day on the pitch. rohit tries to strike the ball like sachin tendulkar, and dreams of one day playing for the national team. >> translation: sachin is very important to me. he's the reason i started to play cricket. i learnt to play by watching him. i'll play and learn from him. >> at home rohit's mother says
he's obsessed with the cricket star. they may never have met, but she says sachin tendulkar changed her son's life. >> translation: the way sachin tendulkar bats. rohit practices batting and bowling like him. he practices like him. he doesn't let anyone watch tv when sachin tendulkar's match is on. sachin tendulkar burst on to the cricket seen at 16. he mess merized fans for decades and is the first player to score 100 international centuries and the only cricketer to complete 34,000 runs in international cricketer. in india he is loved as a living legend. >> he's been part of the indian life for the past 25 years. as a direct result he's affected people at a deep level. that's the reason why his absence from what he does is going to mean so much to people.
they'll feel a void. >> after struggling with his form for the past few years sachin tendulkar announced he'll play a final match in his home city of mumbai this week. so how can we try to measure sachin tendulkar's impact. when ticket went on sail 19.7 million hits forced the website to crash. the little master has 12 million likes on his facebook page, making him a popular cricketer. with sponsorship from adid as, coca-cola and others, sachin tendulkar has a personal fortune of $160 million. for more we are joined by mike jakeman the asian editor of the economist intelligence unit and an author. over the past 20 years indian became a successful contributing
nation. how much of that is down to sachin tendulkar? >> a huge amount. what has happened in the last 20 years is sachin tendulkar has been at the forefront of indian cricket. india was a team. tourists travelled badly when they play away. they were a difficult team to play at home. easy to roll over, and sachin tendulkar gave solidity, together with other players. sourav ganguly and rahal dravid. >> sachin tendulkar is referred to as a contributing god. are play -- contributing god -- contributing god. are other players coming through to replace him. >> manchester united had to find a replacement for sir alex ferguson, i imagine trying to replace sachin tendulkar is probably equally as difficult. the man in charge is the man next in in the test.
virat koli. he looks like a young sachin tendulkar. he's full of confidence. you wouldn't spect him to have the same impact as sachin tendulkar, because of the amount of time sachin tendulkar has been at the forefront of indian cricket. >> how diff an adjustment do you think it will be for sachin tendulkar to leave cricket. what do you think he will do? >> it will be hugely difficult. this is a guy playing regular international cricket since he was 16. he's 40. he doesn't know anything else as an adult. he's lived with the media focus for all of that time. he's already an mp. he was appointed by the president to the upper house of parliament last year, there's a lot of speculation that he may use that to begin a political career. he's so recognisable in india and around the world that there
isn't a political party that wouldn't want him on side. he may decide to have time out. he's lived with the spotlight for so long. he may miss it if it's not there. >> will anyone come close to matching the test record? >> the thing about sachin tendulkar is not only does he have incredible run, but you put the two together, and he's thousands of runs ahead. the england captain alastair cookes could catch him. he's 5,000 behind. he's way behind in the one day things. when you put the two together you realise that sachin tendulkar is a one-off. >> great to talk to you mike. thank you so much for joining us. >> football and uruguay are on the brink of a world cup 2014 place, the coppa champions smashed jordan in their match in
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