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a 23 storey apartment block collapses - hundreds feared dead libya's government describes a rogue general assault in benghazi as an attempted coup.
>> i'm robin adams. fans of atletico madrid wake up celebrating their triumph. action from their la liga games later in the programme. the forehandly and cooperative atmosphere between china and vietnam has been destroyed. that is a damning haved ict of the foreign ministry was it sends five warships to rescue the citizens. it followed days of riots targetting factories and people in fiat vam. in a moment you'll
speak to adrian brown. first, his report. >> reporter: after days of often violent anti-chinese protests the vietnamese authorities appear to contain the disturbances. police brock up the pro -- broke up the protest in ho chi minh
city. they are devastated over the failure to halt drilling in the sea of japan. >> translation: the intention was to show support to chase the chinese rig away from waters. >> reporter: the skirmishes in the waters have been going on for two weeks. the worry is that it could get out of control. like china, vait nam's government is commune -- vietnam's government is communist and tends to keep a lid on dissent. it was unable to stop days of voums. some a -- violence. some attacked chinese factories - many were taiwanese owned - a distinction lost on the rioters. it was because of an oil rig. beijing is involved with the philippines offer another lot of
islands as well. for now the chinese focus is get nationals out of vietnam. the government is spending warships to speed up the efforts. >> translation: we are sending experienced people. >> reporter: more than 3,000 citizens fled the country. worried about the economic fall out, vietnam's government is promising to protect all investors - china and taiwan, are among the biggest. whether they remain so is in doubt. let's talk to adrian brown. tell us about the operation, how big it is. >> well, it's a sizeable operation. one warship is on its way, four more will follow. they are leaving a port that is about 18 hours sailing time away from the vietnamese coast, so the first of those vessels should be docking at a port in the south of the country in the
early hours of tomorrow morning. vietnam time. the other vessels will arrive in the coming days. the last time we would have seen a large-scale evacuation like this of foreigners from vietnam would probably have been in 1975, shortly before saigon fell, and this time there is almost the same sense of urgency. china was anxious to get its nationals out of the country, worried that those that want to leave will not be able to do so. 3,000 left during the last few days, but the government decision was prompted by decisions from airlines to stop flights between china and vietnam. sending in the boats was the guaranteed way to get them out. >> we have china sending in boats, attacks on factories. strong language. how serious an incident is this?
the referee: well -- >> reporter: well, we have to remember that vietnam and china have a shared ideaiology. thee tend to keep a -- they tend to keep a lid on dissent. we don't know if the vietnamese government were unable to contain the protests. slowly they are containing the situation, but what the vietnamese government worries about is perhaps the protests turn into antegovernment demonstrators. >> adrian brown, life from budget, thanks for that. north korea has offered a rare public apology to people whose relatives were killed after an apartment building col a.s the official -- collapse, the official agencies says irresponsible supervision was to blame. it doesn't specify how many were
killed, but that it happened last views in pyongyang. around 92 families were living in the 23-storey building. in south korea around 10,000 people held a candle-lit vigil for the victims of last month's ferry disaster and demanded those responsible should be punished. 279 were killed, most high school students. in mali 30 separatists have been kidnapped, according to the local governor. there are reports that one soldier was killed and 23 wounded in the gunbattle with the rebels. fighting on saturday happened as the new prime minister visited the region in a bit to revive peace tacks. the husband of a pregnant sudanese woman sentenced to death said that he will appeal against the ruling. she was convicted for abandoning
islam and marrying a christian man. a judge ruled that she should be happened. her husband says he's an american citizens, but has not received help from the u.s. embassy in sudan. >> translation: considering i'm an american citizen i'm disappointed with the american embassy's position. at the start of the issue i reported it to them. they didn't take much interest. they came late, they intervened when they saw it getting press intention. the intervention was late. >> west african leaders pledged to walk together to declare wore on boko haram. they meet in paris to discuss the kidnapping of hundreds of nigerian school girls. they promised to share intelligence and coordinate efforts. we go there. what is the response to the information? how do they feel about it there?
the referee: well -- >> reporter: when you talk to government officials, they tell you this has been a request they had made for some time. they felt for a long time. this has been an ongoing battle since 2009, don't forget and they felt any effort without cross-boarder cooperation was a wasted effort. the borders are porous, the fighters moved across the bored exercise they felt there was not much support from neighbouring countries and forces in stemming the flow from the fighters. with renewed commitment they hope it will bring pressure on all governments to step up their efforts. so welcoming the efforts in paris are the government officials. we talk to the ordinary citizens. their focus is on bringing back the messing girls. what they want to see is the girls back as soon as possible, and hoping that this could translate into effort. how that will translate into
effort on the ground is the big question here. >> they haven't felt safe for a long time, even though the area has been under a state of emergency for a year now. >> reporter: yes, and what you see here - we have been driving around here since yesterday, and what you see is essentially civilian checkpoints everywhere. this was not a population that was about to sit around and wait for government help. they bore the bankrupt of most of the attacks for a long time and fete the need to -- felt the understood to bring in their own correction. there has been a joint civilian task force, regular citizens. we see them across the streets with bows and aros, basic rifles -- arrow, manning the checkpoints. we understand the families organised a group of hunters. they are people who are familiar with the forest where the girls
are believed taken to, but they say that the hunters are ready to mobilize, but they have not sent them out because they are waiting to see if that contradicts the international search efforts. >> that report live technology is making things easier for coaters in malawi's elections. they can check if they are registered by tending a text message or s m.s. >> translation: my son doesn't need a new phone. his old phone has life in it. in a few seconds after a text he receives confirmation that he's ready to vote in the election on may 20th. it's the first time the voter system is used here for app election. >> it is easier for the people, because they are not going to...
. >> reporter: they come here, the nerve center where requests are processed. people are told which polling centers to use. >> we monitor here, the network. we receive a request. we send it to malawi commission. they process it. we work on it. they send it back. we send it to the subscriber. >> reporter: it's been a turbulent few years politically and economically. in 2012 the president died of a heart attack in office. the vice president joyce banda was sworn inment her opponents -- in. her opponents do not want her to win. this teaks has -- takes hassle out of the commission, they don't have to walk to a government office to check the
voter role. >> those in rural areas - it is to help access. it will be verified from there. access to the system doesn't depend on how far you are. but how you can access. still to come - switzerland votes on whether to introduce the world's highest minimum wage. serbia-bosnia take stock - 25 die in the worst flooding in a century in support, the world's top two tennis players contest the roam masters finals. we have more on rafael nadal's hopes for an eighth title in the italian capital.
the libyan army imposed a no-fly zone in the city of benghazi, following violence between forces led by a retired army general and fighters based in the city. 79 people were killed. benghazi is libya's second city, and the birthplace of the 2011 revolution. it's been a battle ground between the army and militia groups. the retired germ behind the attacks -- general behind the attacks sees himself as the chief of the national armed forces. he has support of some officers and army. he is said to be funded by a foreign state, opposed to the interim leadership. forces accuse the government of losing control of militias. he is said to be backed by tribes and his actions amount to a coup. let's go live to the capital tripoli. update us on the fighting if you
will. >> reporter: well, the situation in benghazi is calm, but remains very, very tense. rebel sources in benghazi - those former rebels, i would say, tell us that they are preparing for the worst, and they are sending few troops around to kind of entrench themselves because they do or they fear there could be another attack. sources within the other fighters that are loyal to general hafta are reportedly taking their positions in different parts eastern benghazi. so the situation remains continues. ironically we were told a few students were sitting in for their exams so people are trying to tell us that the evacuation
is normal. there are fears in the city. when it comes to the libyan authority and government the head of the national congress warned libyans and forces loyal to the general. >> translation: the axe constitutes state cove ren city and represents a coup. an arrest warrant was issued. an order has been handed down. it targets military jet fighter flying over the skies of benghazi. >> it makes you wonder who is running the country. people are talking about a failed state. is that what we are looking at now. >> reporter: yes, no one is taking the authority soars. they are waiting to have the
legal quorum to discuss the approval of the new government. the prime minister was chosen by the g.n.c. to form a government. events are overshadowing the election and they are giving rarity to benghazi. they'll send more enforcement. the situation is tense. back to your question, no one is taking them seriously. the libyan government, since the fall of colonel muammar gaddafi. they can't stand in front of powerful militias that have a strong base. >> thank you for that update four have been wounded at a rally in cairo, for the egypt
presidential candidate, abdul fatah al-sisi. it's the first incident since campaigning began two weeks ago. the e.u. and the center ran by the u.s. president will not monitor the presidential vote. observers will not be present because the government hasn't given it permission. it will send an election assessment team which will have an election role in scrutinising the vote. the transition to democracy is faltering. >> palestine president mahmoud abbas held closed door talks with israel's chief peace negotiator livni in london. there's confusion about the status of the talks. on thursday, the prime minister said live ni was representing herself, not the government. let's get more on this. it's from the jerusalem post. he joins us live from jerusalem.
so secretive that the talks came out now, that took place on thursday. what have you heard about them. was anything achieved? >> reporter: we have no idea what was achieved in the peating. livni is discrete, believing it's the key to enable the peace process to restart and move forward. i don't think it can be coincidental that tzipi livni, john kerry and others are in london at the same time, at a time when israelis want the peace process to continue, and for it to continue she needs to persuade a deal to be made with her, and not hamas the israeli government stepped back saying she's doing it on her own, it's nothing to do with the israeli government. is it because of hamas? >> reporter: i think it's because the israeli government made a decision that the talks are suspended until it will be
proven that the palestines will not make a deal with hamas. there's no doubt that binyamin netanyahu knew about the meeting, approved it and the purpose of the meeting was to see whether abbas could be persuaded to come back to the negotiating table. israel, in the meeting, made a point of suspending the talks, not ending them, in the hops that the palestinians would come back to the table. at the time the americans said the ball is in the palestinian court, and that's true. >> where are we, the gap is so wide at the moment? a chance of any resolution seems unlikely. >> reporter: neither you nor i know what happened behind closed doors in the meeting between livni and the protesters. i heard from the minister that they were making progress and wanted the talk to continue. it was looking like the talks
would continue when fatah made a deal with hamas. hamas want to destroy israel, they have not destroyed the conditions of the quartet. that include renowsing terror and recognising agreements from the past and recognising israel's right to exist. as long as they are in the picture there won't be peace talks. like before, fatah and hamas, if they don't finalise a deal, hamas can come back to the negotiating table and find a way to make peace. >> i would love the details. good to talk to you. funerals have been held for more than 300 people killed in turkey's worst mining disement. the government launched an investigation into the disaster in soma after ending recovery efforts on saturday. it's been criticised for failing to ensure the mine's safety. people in the balkans are bracing for more flooding when waters reach their peak in the
next few hours. record rain fall forced rivers to burst their banks across bosnia and herzegovina. peter sharp reports. >> reporter: three months of rain in less than three days. the worst floods to swamp the balkans since records began 120 years ago. more than 10,000 people waited for rescue as the waters of the mighty river surged across flood defenses, inundating three cities in its path. air force helicopters plucking stranded residents from their rooftops, winching ahard another precious cargo. following the rains, the landslides, sweeping down from the hills, cutting through communities. scores died, a death toll expected to rise. >> it's a catastrophe. a catastrophe. when we saw the first two houses
die down, when the plus disappeared, we would do nothing but cry. this morning my house, everything i worked for for 36 years. it's gone. i saved my disabled daughter and wife. so it doesn't matter. local schools and sports centers filled with thousands that lost their homes in a once-in-a-century disaster. >> translation: we left the car, the motorcycles, the chainsaw and valuables. we grabbed the mobile phones and ran. >> some endured a long wait for news of missing relatives. >> translation: last time i spoke to my uncle wassiest are day. since -- was yesterday. there was no information. i know it was cold and wet. i have no communication with him or the rest of my family. >> reporter: outside a town along the banks of the river there's an assistance of urgency as emergency teams are deployed
in last minutes works to deploy defenses. even prisoners volunteered to help, whether experts predict a new flood wave moving down riff, expected to strike on sunday. >> we should talk about the weather with richard. i believe the rains stopped, yet there's concern about flooding. why is that? . >> reporter: this remind me of flooding in the u.k. where we had massive rain in 2007. and it stopped and we thought it was over. the next thing that happened was the rivers swell, because the water ran from the mountains into the rivers and that's where the flooding occurred. that's the situation here at the moment. it has been a really bad spell of weather. no doubt about it. i mean, across the region we had exceptional conditions. if you look at sarajevo, they made about 18mm of rain fall. there we were in the space of
six days with 166mm of rain fall. if you take belgrave, you look at a total of 70 mill metres of rain, but they've had 180 millimetres in the space of four days. if you take these from serbia, 90% of the country is in the danube drainage basin. the sarro river is in the west. if you look at the satellite - there's some cloud around, but nothing much. it's moved way up towards the north. it's towards poland. they have seen bad weather over the last 24-48 hours. we had widespread flooding. here rivers having overfilled the banks. and the situation when the heavy rain pushes towards the far east of germany. if you look towards the balkans, there's a little rain, but nothing much. the forecast moving through
sunday through to monday. the rain is gone from that region. it's a case of dealing with what has fallen, so the rain has stopped and people can deal with the issues. rain through the week, but not more than a few is rated showers. >> that's good news people in switzerland have been voting on whether to introduced the world's highest minimum wage - about $25 an hour. as we report lots of businesses say they can't afford it. >> reporter: on the shores of lake zurich this restaurant is one of many new businesses that have opened up in recent years. employees here already earn around $3,700 a month. the owners say they can't afford to pay people more. >> the question we ask ourselves is if the customer would be ready to pay the price because when we have to pay everybody
4,000 swiss francs we have to rise the prices for coffees. >> reporter: many european nations struggle with unemployment and debt, switzerland, not in the e.u., remains an island of prosperity. with unemployment at only 4%. the debate over the referendum exposed the reality that not everywhere is enjoying the benefits. >> this is how most people get around on the tram. a single ticket costs about $5. there may be lower taxes, but it high cost of food, rent and insurance make this one of the most expensive countries in the world to live. >> in zurich's poorer suburbs life can be difficult. many who live her are migrant workers, paid less than the proposed minimum wage. small businesses like this have to make cuts if it's introduced, most gree that it would -- agree that it would be a fairer
system. >> they hardly can afford food or buy clothes because everything is getting more expensive. they need to get - everywhere needs a good salary. >> some politicians and business leaders say a yes vote would lead to job cuts and companies employing abroad. switzerland's biggest trade unions say it's scare moppingering. a minimum wage would benefit, not damage the country. >> a lot of people that don't make enough money have to go to the state and collect den fits to pay the -- benefits to pay the represent. that's taxpayers subsidising big companies that don't want to pay employees enough. >> reporter: most polls suggest the minimum wage will be rejected. the swiss took the employers side in referred ums. if the law is not passed, there'll be another referendum on a basic income for all swiss,
welcome back - here are the headlines - china launched five ships to carry out the biggest evacuation in vietnam since the end of the vietnam war in 1975. the move followed days of anti-chinese riots in which two at least have been killed. north korea offered a rare apology to people who loft family members after a 23-storey building collapsed in pyongyang. in mali around 20 civil servants have been kidnapped. there are reports one soldier was killed and 23 wounded in a gun battle with the rebels on saturday. in many parts of kenya muslims and christians live peacefully side by side. in the case of a kenyan town they have done so for hundreds of years.
that's why an attack on the church shocked the country. al jazeera revisited the town to see how people have recovered. >> reporter: this pastor describes the horror of what happened here two years ago. attackers armed with machine guns opened fire on a sunday service at the african inland church. 15 worshippers were killed. another church nearby was attacked with hand grenades. the pastor was not here. he arrived seven months later when no one else would agree to leave the church. >> before the number used to be 200 plus worshippers who used to come to the church. now the numbers are reduced. when i came, i found around 70 members who used to attend the church here. and now the number started growing up. they are going to around 150.
>> reporter: it has a majority muslim population and is close to the somali boarder. historically muslims and christians live in peace. no one claimed responsibility but many blamed al-shabab. kenyan forces entered somalia to fight al-shabab in 2011. >> there could be a link, most likely there is. it creates disharmony within the society. maybe to create animosity between the two religionsers that has not -- religions, but that has not been attained. >> reporter: muslim leaders say the people will not be persuaded to hate their neighbours. >> anywhere in the world you will never find the way muslims and christians are living anywhere in the world. we have meetings. if anything happens, we consult one another. the majority of the people of this town, 99%, are muslims.
it is the responsibility of the muslims to protect the non-muslims, because they are living there. that is the possibility. >> reporter: churches increased security and if the number of worshippers attending services is not what it was before the attacks, those that do come to pray are determined to resist outside attempts to divide their community. let's get more on one of our top stories. west african leaders plemped to -- pledged to work together to wage total war on boko haram. a security and defense analyst based in abuja, nigeria, joins us live. what do you think of the fact that the region is getting involved? should it be a regional concern? >> well, i commend francis
hollande for taking the initiative to bring in the presence of nigeria and others from the region. the international declaration of independence of war on boko haram means that the bodies bordering nigeria, cameroon, chad and nige ear will get tighter. the boko haram will be further constipated meaning that weapons that cross the borders will now be restricted. and with france and u.s. and britain bringing in the special inability in the area,able that the issue of boko haram will be degraded considerably. >> relations between nigeria and cameroon have not been great at best. how easy or hard will it be for those two to work together? >> well, the relationship can be traced to the issue of the agreement, and that of the
region. and that is why nigerian government, i believe, were very cautious in not pursuing boko haram across the borders in cameroon. you have to understand that there has been commonalties along the border loip of these two nations, where the northern part of cameroon and northern part of nigeria have similarities in culture, except in language. having said that, with france stepping into the situation. i am sure they'll be emboldened morally and psychologically to understand the failure to be part of this means that boko haram can operate in cameroon. at this particular point in time it's important to say that this particular cooperation was mooted in 2006 when the then national secretary advisor, the
minister of defence, at the security summit in nigeria. at that time there was not enough policy framework that would have allowed the jointness. in 2011... >> i'm jump in quickly. we have little time. i want to get more questions in. it's taken a long time to get to the point. it's not going to be an easy battle. they are a sophisticated group. where do they get the sophistication from? >> well, the united states designated boko haram as an international terrorism organization, and libya has been a source coming over iran since weapons were able to cross the borders in boko haram. they have admitted training in
afghanistan, mali, al qaeda in the southern part of algeria. we cannot be surprised at the sophisticated. what is worrisome is what makes the lost army of uganda, kidnapping of children, bringing them out as child terrorists. that is unacceptable and international community - they must put a stop to it. if it's not nigeria, it will be kenya tomorrow. if not kenya, south africa. >> thank you very much for that. interesting to talk to you. celebrations to mark five years since the end of the civil war exposed divisions in sri lanka. the government held a victory parade. commemorations for the tamil tigers have been broken up. survivors say the suffering is far from over. we have this report if the northern city of jaffna.
>> reporter: the mark of the million, worn by old married tamil women. this woman wore hers since her memory to a leader of the tamil tigers who waged a civil war. today she and these women met in a northern town and don't know where their husbands are. they are among a group of fighters, but surrendered to the military on the last day of the war. they loaded everyone - not just one by one, all the fighters were taken. there were three bus loads of them. this is an elected member of the northern provincial council. >> translation: we don't want compensation, houses or property. give us our rights. that's all we ask. >> reporter: military spokesman told al jazeera that such cases could be reported, which could
make an informed decision. questions about those who disappeared during and after the war are overshadowing the drive in the north and east. the government spent billions on roads and facilities. the development attracted tam ill experts who owns the biggest hotel in northern sri lanka. here every house has someone out of side. if you look at the long-term future, there's an inflow of money. consumer strength. definitely once the peace comes, it will grow. >> reporter: despite positive developments there are divisions on how the country should mark the end of the war. the government banned event to remember the tamil tigers and civilians killed in the war. on friday place cracked down on an attempt by tamil politicians to remember the dead. >> i think in the last few months we feel the tamilians are
treated again as a terrorist. >> reporter: the editor of the newspaper says there cannot be true peace without the government sharing power. rebuilding the railway line is a vital part of the programme. many say the issue of missing loved ones, many senior fighters is an obstacle to building links between the communities. >> reporter: dozens of women waiting for news of their missing husbands is hoping the mark of the millions is not worn in vain. indians are expecting sweeping economic reforms after giving the party a landslide election victory. the success of the prime minister narendra modi in his home state attracted millions of voters, can he replicate it
elsewhere. >> reporter: euphoria in india as the b.j.p. emerged with a single party majority. the first in 30 years. this star candidate is widely credited for the victory after aggressively campaigning on a prodevelopment platform. >> narendra modi, and b.j.p. is for inclusive breath. doing all caste, creed, all state. >> reporter: voters across india were impressed by narendra modi's physical achievements in gujarat. a state governed for the past 12 years. while the g.d.p. is below 5%, goouge is revelling in low unemployment and a thriving business environment. the state is a hub for manufacturing, and per cap ita
income doubled between 2004 and 2010. yet economists warn that narendra modi will face challenges in bringing prosperity to the rest of india. >> he will have to rely less on gravity because it could be lethargic and could be indifferent to the councils that he has closed his heart. >> gujarat's own development has been problematic. like thousands of residents. this woman and her young family were forced out of their city slum to make way for a recreational park. officials promised them new homes outside the city. that was four years ago. >> translation: narendra modi must have given houses to a lot of people. i haven't seen anything. all i want is for them to give me a house or send me back where
i live. >> for years narendra modi's government has been accused of neglecting the most distrapinged. many -- disadvantaged. many have been left behind. with a thumping majority rich and poor indians expect narendra modi to deliver on his promise of economic progress. al jazeera demands the immediate release of its journalists who have been in prison in egypt for 141 days. the trial of peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed was adjourned on thursday. they are accused of conspiring with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera rejects the charges against them. they are due back in court on 22 may. abdullah al-shami, the fourth-detained al jazeera journalist says he will continue to refuse food. he has been held without trial since august and has been on hunger strike for four months,
he confirmed he had been placed in solidary confinement where attempts were made to force-feed him. he said the authorities were trying to dent his resolve. the syrian conflict came to the cannes film festival. a film compiling more than 1,000 internet clips is premiering "silverwater" was directedly a film-maker exiled in paris, and shot by a journalist, inclupd requesting one -- including one based in homs. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: these images emerge from syria on a daily basis. on the news, on tv screens, and now on the big screen here at the cannes film festival. "veil vered water" was directed from afar. the syrian maker cut together 1,000 video interviews from exile in paris.
he talked to this woman from homs and she asked "what would you film if you were here?" he told her. this is the result. >> i start to feel i'm back in syria, that this is a virtual window, it became real, deep, beautiful one. she became my homeland and after i discover this, yes, for me, she is a metaphor of syria. >> this is a movie that brings the viewer closer to the daily horrors of life in a war-torn country. it features scenes of rape, death. but also resilience. >> reporter: you are going back to syria? >> yes. >> reporter: are you scared? >> even if i died it's not... . >> reporter: these are people
that have lost everything, except their dignity. she carries with her a bag of soil wherever she goes, a piece of homs. >> it's important to have a piece of it with you at all times. >> the message is the broken thing. there is no language. there is no way to describe what i fear. >> reporter: her house no longer stands. her home will never leave her. sport in a moment, including action from the decisive day in the spanish league, and how california chrome edged closer to tripple crown glory. robin has that
more than 35,000 exhibition spaces around the world celebrate international museum day. special events are held to attract people that wouldn't normally visit. alexy o'-brian has more. >> reporter: it's 5:15 a body is discovered in london. the clues are hidden in the petrie museum collection. >> i'd like to come back and see. >> to see is better than to read. >> reporter: young adults are ab sent among the ongoing
population. institutes try hard to get them through their doors. while museums were full of cases, touching was forbidden. now there's music, whizz mapping technology and live habitat. about 5.5 million people visit the national history museum, 22,000 a day. despite the crowds here and at museums like it, it's a battle to keep the punters interested. >> we are a free museum. you don't have to pay. >> reporter: british government sponsors some museums so they are free to visit, but they have to draw a wide audience. >> public programs give people an opportunity to meet scientists and see specimens behind the scenes, get their hands on the objects with handling activities. >> reporter: across london there's plenty to handle.
ravaged by fire in 2007, the director says it's more than a museum for a visitor experience, for an annual turn over. >> we invite people to comment. we do exit surveys. we do focus group work to get a sense of what people want. >> reporter: research is a key part of the arsenal to keep the audience coming back for more. what is happening with sport? >> i love london. barcelona started the search for the new manager. that's after their manager stepped down following the failure to win the spanish league title. a 1-1 draw was enough for atletico to win the trophy for the first time since 1996 in a dramatic clix axe. >> reporter: after an 18-year wait, atletico madrid champions
of spain again. their last victory was in 1996 when the coach was a player. atletico needed to draw. barca needed a win to retain the crown. it started on a bad note. diego costa lasted 15 minutes when he had a ham tripping -- hamstring reinjury. they hoped to win and dedicate to their coach tito vilanova who died of cancer. they were in poll position after half an hour. atletico could have won the league last week had they not drawn with malica. they responded early. they hit the post and equalized. diego godden headed into a
corner. no team has scored more head of goals than atletico. needing a goal, they pushed for a winner. lionel messy scored it. it was ruled offside. atletico held on for a 1-1 draw to win la liga. a win for the players and their fans. the second half was astonishing, the team responded in the epic still. to come back as a result of all the discipline they have shown. at half-time we were calm, we knew the team was capable of pulling it off. after the game. it was announced that they walked away after a year in charge. >> i deeply regret not helping them achieve the goals.
we tried until the end with a lot of dignity. unfortunately a lot of people found a rival better than us. >> atletico enjoyed the moments. their celebrations can't last too long. they'll have to get their minds on the champion's league final next week. not surprisingly atletico's fans enjoyed the win. they partied into the night. this was built a decade since barsa or "real mone real madrid it was a 3-1 win over espanol. they will be focussed on trying to beat atletico to break a record 10th champion's league title. it was confirmed a new contract will be signed with the club after the side was led to
their first trophy. it was hard, hull city scored two goals in the opening eight minutes of the fa cup time. arsenal hit back to claim a title. goals took the game to extra time. adam ramsay scored a goal, scoring a 3-2 win, and a trophy since 2005. >> these are the - you know, the occasions that you dream of. and i have managed to score a win at wembley. more importantly i'm over the moon that we won the trophy, and hopefully this will be the first of many. >> bayern munich completed the league and cup double in germany by beating dortmund. they went to extra time. the game was decided in bayern's
favour. tennis - rafael nadal is looking good in his effort to win a title. the world number one will play novak djokovic in the next few hours, after being taken to three sets in his last three matches. they dropped four games in a semifinal win. novak djokovic was taken to three sets by a canadian. he came through 6-3 in the decider to set up a meeting of the world top two players. in the women's serena williams will play in the final. >> rani beat jankovic to become the first player to reach the final. it's the level run since reaching the 2012 final. in cycling the geero d'italia is into the time
stages. cadel evans is the over all leader. 2012 champion bradley wiggins has an overall lead. peter sagon of slovakia won the last stage. the 122km eight statement ends in los angeles. the n.b.a. eastern conference gets underway on sunday. the indiana pacers will play. >> we have a lot of guys guarding their positions. we have the size, speed, athleticism, everything to, you know, match up well with the team. just as simple as that. the new york rangers produced a comeback in game one
of the eastern conference finals, beating the montreal canadians 7-2. montreal - the canadians worst defeat since losing 8-2 in 2002. >> california chrome won the preakness stakes. they need to add the belmont next month. the last horse to complete the feat was affirmed, back in 1978. >> my heart overflows with pride. because i have known all along since i saw the colt when he was a day old, the horse would be something special. he has. he's never let me down. >> that's the sport. more later. thank you very much for watching this news hour. there's a full bulletin coming up in the next couple of minutes or so. stay watching.