>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from al jazeera headquarters in doha. this is the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes, three explosions hit houthi strong holds in yemen. at least 90 people have killed. among them houthi leaders. also ahead. >> we're making progress. >> but for now talks on iran's nuclear program are on hold as
the iranian delegation heads back home. and we meet the land-speed record holder who just wants to go faster. ♪ we begin this news hour in yemen, where a series of blasts targeting houthi rebels has killed at least 90 people including three houthi leaders. twin blasts hit two mosques during friday prayers. there was also a blast in the houthi strong hold in yemen. more now from osama. >> reporter: the attackers new the mosques would be packed for friday prayers. in the heart of yemen's capitol, two mosques were targeted.
both long to the power base for houthi fighters who control the capitol. witnesses say the first explosion was inside this mosque. another went off at the gate when people fled. more attackers targeted another mosque. rescuers struggled to deal with the high number of casualties. one after another dozens of bodies were taken out. the hospitals appealed for blood donations. the attacks happened after an attack in aden where the president has been trying to build a power base. ever since he was forced out of the capitol by the houthi advance. for hours intense battles raged between his supporters and fighters who support another former president. as these skirmishes continue unidentified air strike hit the compound in another part of aden. houthis denied they were behind
the attacks. >> translator: what has happened today is a crime to be condemned by everyone in yemen. the blame lies on those supporting suicide attacks. everyone yous in yemen that there is coalition between the brotherhood and al-qaeda and hadi. the coalition is being supported by regional countries and international powers. >> reporter: there has been unrest elsewhere as well. these tribesmen loyal to hadi say they are preparing for any houthi advances. >> translator: we need to defend ourselves. we hope nothing serious will happen, but if the enemies want to attack us we will also attack them. >> translator: we can't trust the hewthies. we have no confidence in any agreement signed by them. the houthis have not respected any agreement until now. >> reporter: the battle to control yemen goes on and as the fighting continues more yemenese are dying. >> joining us now is the former
a visor to the last three prime ministers. he is live from london. thank you so much for being on al jazeera. this is the most significant attack -- the most deadly attack to happen in sana'a since the houthis took power. what do you make of this escalating violence? >> well the whole overall scene is very grim all across yemen. they are obviously trying to divide the yemenese sects in general, and then there are people who are trying to make some gains from such escalation of sectarian violence between sadies, and houthis in yemen. the perpetrators i think, and the people behind them are very
much linked to those who are now making a profit of this incident, and are trying to escalate and push the whole country over the rocks, you know. >> who are these people that you are referring to that are trying -- as you say -- to push yemen towards a civil war? >> first on the top -- amongst -- amongst all of them is the former dictator who thinks he can hold the world at ransom and push the whole country down a very steep slide towards anarchy, and complete disaster. >> by the former dictator -- i'm sorry to interrupt -- >> saleh. >> yes. okay. yes. >> he is obviously the one who is trying now to gain from such you know violence all across the country. he is behind all of what is happening. this air bombardment of aden is
quite outrageous. a peaceful city like aden to be bombarded by the air force is something which nobody could think of. >> but isn't it outrageous you mentioned aden and the air strikes yesterday but isn't it also outrageous that worshippers are being killed in suana'a. >> for sure. but if saleh and the iranians are trying to say this is the wohobis why didn't they make such incident when they were driven out of the north? i think if we go back in history and member what happened in iraq in the terms of the two most [ inaudible ] times in iraq and we eventually came out to understand that it was the iranians behind such events. this is just only an -- you know, a play -- or a plot to try
to widen the whole scizim. >> right. regional powers like saudi arabia and iran have been accused of having hand in this crisis in yemen. we spoke to a houthi spokesman in yemen, he said they were still interested in talking with president hadi's side; that they were still interested in a political settlement. do you think a settlement politically is still possible today? the u.n. of course has been trying to immediate between the two sides. is that possible, do you think? >> we it should be possible but we think the regional players have got to really take this seriously. and who want to see the united
nations security resolution move forward, really which has been drafted under section 7 of the u.n. charter to be really in play. because these people are saying we are open for dialogue. the president has said that the dialogue has got to be started again in saudi arabia but these people are just playing games with us. they have all the time signed different agreements. and they don't implement those agreements. let's hope this escalation would really, you know take people back to their senses and we hope that the u.n. secretary general envoy would be now in a position to gain again, and take all parties towards serious, you know implementation of flefous outcomes of the national dialogue conference as well as implementation of the previous agreements reached. the country has been already nearly -- we have drafted a constitution which is merely
about to be, you know, put for referendum, and the -- the outlook for such an agreement is quite visible, if really they mean what they say. >> ambassador thank you very much for speaking with us for joining us from london. former advisor to the last three yemeny prime ministers. let's get the latest on the violence in libya this time. the u.n. special envoy is peeking with officials from the tobruk government and the tripoli government. >> this should be a decisive moment because we are as i said before in -- in previous meetings running out of time. you know, that in the last days we have seen more fighting. we have seen air strikes. we have seen more actions by
daesh, not only in libya, but also in the region. >> let's speak to hashem ahelbarra who is covering those talks for us in rabat, morocco. there was a sense of urgency there, a sense of urgency in his message. he wants a deal by sunday he says. is that possible? what is the mood of the delegates at this moment in rabat? >> it's far from being optimistic about any political outcome of these talks as we speak. senior member of the tripoli-based general national congress said in a press conference a while ago, that at the time when his own fighters were leading a massive millation operation against isil they were surprised to see -- groups affiliated with the tobruk government launching an attack against the tripoli-based
government, and they said this is not going to lead to any political settlement in the near future. the people representing the tobruk delegation say they are the only ones that will represent the legitimacy in the future. they are the only ultimate legitimacy. let's listen to a senior member of the tobruk delegation. >> we have basic differences specially about legitimacy of both, but we feel the parliament is the legitimate body through the elections, and we feel that gnc is coming into the political scene with no real basis for that. >> meanwhile, let's take a listen to this. >> translator: they come from
mali niger and even from boko haram. they some from sudan through the desert and also from sudan by planes. we need weapons and ammunition only. the men are available. the army is growing every day, and increasing in number. isil fighters concentrate on libya, because it's a petro state with a small population and a vast land. it's easy for them to spread. they thought it would be easy to control, and they can employ libya's resources from oil, gas, gold, and you -- uranium for their movement. >> how is this warning that isil is spreading in libya -- are delegates under pressure now to reach a deal quickly? >> reporter: they are definitely under mounting pressure from the international community, to form a government pull out militias form an army that is going to
lead a fight against isil. for the time being, though the international community does not seem to be willing to provide weapons to general half ta, because they are concerned that might eye leen at it forces loi to the national congress. he said he is [ inaudible ] and he don't recognize him. >> thank you hashem. tunisia says the two gunmen who carried out an attack were trained in libya. tunisians took to the streets to sew the solidarity of the victims of the attack. ildz said it was behind the attack. they are stepping up security across the country.
now stargazers across europe have witnessed a spectacular natural event. a total solar eclipse. this was the scene in athens. people stood at greece's most famous monument to watch. in madrid watchers gathered at the planetary um where a special event was hosted. and these russian tourists boarded a plane so they could catch a glimpse from the clouds. the best view was from the ferrell islands off of norway. >> reporter: they say it is all about timing and when it all comes together in the skies, it
does so so spectacularly. and as the moon cast a shadow over the earth the celestial mechanics were in full swing. it looked as if the moon had taken a bite out of the sun. and there was only one place to look in the islands and that was up. even for those who had seen it all before excitement at what was unfolding. >> the sun is shining, and then it gets completely dark out there. you cannot see the eclipse, but you can see the result of the eclipse. >> reporter: then darkness descending like a blanket covering this rugged north atlantic arc pell go one of only two places in the world to experience this total eclipse. now the moon has cast its shadow over where we are. a few minutes ago it was light,
and now we're in darkness and it feels really quite eerie. cloud obscured some of the features but now the moon could clearly be seen in front of the sun. then out of the shadows, we were back into the light. >> i have tears in my eyes almost. so it was incredible. >> reporter: this eclipse had brought more than 9,000 sky gazers from across the world to the pharaohs all hoping to witness something special in spite of the cloud. >> it makes you feel aware of the immensity of the universe, and i think that's -- that's what you come for. >> i didn't expect it to get that dark that quickly or for the light to filter in. it was really cool. >> we saw the thin presence and we did see almost the full circle of the moon. >> reporter: they won't experience another total eclipse
for several hundred years, many here, though are already looking forward, willing to chase the moon's shadow wherever it falls. there's much more ahead on the al jazeera news hour. precious how a treasure trove of iraqi artifacts are being protected by technology. plus not milking it why a sick russian economy is affecting businesses in neighboring kazakhstan. >> i'm robin adams outside of one of the host venues for the 2022 world cup. one of the most contentious issues has now come to a close. ♪ first to switzerland where talks on iran's nuclear program have been adjourned.
u.s. secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counterpart have held days of tough negotiations in the swiss city. and that's where our diplomatic editor james bayes is joining us from now. james, why have the talks been adjourned? >> reporter: as you say, six days of intense negotiations, and just a few hours ago, we were hearing there were initial plans to get all of the foreign ministers to join secretary of state john kerry, and iranian foreign minister zarif. and then that changed. >> we're recessing the talks. >> and when will you rejoin? >> we'll be back next week? >> here? >> we made a lot of progress. >> reporter: so why the change? well, i think there were a number of reasons. they have been making some progress here but there are still gaps between both sides
and i think they want to take stock of the situation. and secretary of state john kerry had to leave anyway on sunday to be back in washington, d.c. to meet the afghan president. another factor in all of this is there seems to be some divisions between the international community negotiating with iran the p5-plus-1, france taking a particularly hawkish position on the deal. the u.s. talking about a ten-year deal. while the french would prefer. longer, 15 or even 25 years. and one final point, the death of the mother of iran's president. now his brother is one of the main negotiators, so he has had to return to iran. so for those combination of reasons for now these talks are on hold until next week but the clock is ticking. the deadline is the end of the month. >> right, and when the talks
resume next week james, if they still don't have a deal, even though they say they are making progress there what happens after the deadline passes? >> well i think the only alternative then would be to extend the talks. but i think they know that is getting harder and harder -- remember the interim deal was back in november 2013 and it has been extended a number of times already, and they know the critics is circling particularly congress. so the window of opportunity is there now. it's a window that may close very soon. i think when they come back here probably on wednesday. pretty soon after that we'll see all of the foreign ministers come here. that will be the absolute crunch leg of all of this. >> okay. james thank you very much for that. >> this weekend is the most
significant in the kurdish festival. it celebrates the start of spring. in turkey the focus is expected to be on peace talks. from turkey bernard smith reports. ♪ >> reporter: the kurds have good reason to celebrate. the festival that marks the start of spring began this year along the border with kobani. that's where syrian kurdish forces fought off an assault. where the turkish government watched on. >> turkey has not received any threat from pyd in terms of security. the victory [ inaudible ] of isil in ka banny, and what we have been seeing here you know there, we could actually see right now, more possibility for -- for cooperation or talk with the pyd, and the turkish
government. ♪ >> reporter: which could be good news for turkey's kurds. these activists have spent the last ten days traveling through turkey on a peace train. they want to cement a two-year long ceasefire that brought an end to the separatists kurdish pkk, and the turkish state. 40,000 people were killed. the peace process has faltered and there's a perception ai don't think some kurds that the turkish government is dragging its feet on some issues. this 60-year-old lost 50 members of his extended family in the fighting. >> translator: we don't even know where they are buried but despite all of this pain we suffered, we still say, peace, peace, and peace again.
>> reporter: on saturday the train reached its end point. at the climax of the celebration, a million people will hear a statement from the jailed leader of the pkk. he is expected to reinforce his call for the pkk to permanently lay down its arms to put the peace process back on track. the new heard of the pkk says that the call for peace was manipulated by turkey. in an exclusive interview, he told al jazeera that he must be released for the peace process to move forward. >> translator: we know that turkey will never release him from prison. nay want him to decay and spending the rest of his life there. turkey must take steps and has no other options. if they don't move today, they will tomorrow. he started this paegs process and if they want to resolve the problems, they must release him.
he needs to meet us. without releasing him this peace process will not succeed. and you can watch the full interview with the pkk heard on talk to al jazeera, starting at 4:30 gmt here on al jazeera. thousands of families are starting to return home in northern pakistan. they will be going back to their tribal regions. pakistan's army has been waging a campaign against the taliban in those areas since june of last year. kamala harris has more. >> reporter: the return of the tribal populations has begun. now most of the people from this particular area were forced to flee because of a major operation by the military dubbed as cyber one. the objective of the military
operation was to drive out the outfits from this key area which is adjacent to pashawa. the military had no other choice but to clear the area. in that of course caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes and villages. as we came in we could seay ban donned villages fields and also some destruction by the military operation. however, the military says it is confident they have restored safety and want the people to come back. >> this area is now safe for the people to return. we are quite hopeful and confident that the militancy will not bounce back in this area. >> reporter: these people will now be returning back to their
homes. they will be given help. six months of rations, as well as a cash incentive. >> translator: we are very happy to return to our village after years of conflict. now it's peace here. but the important thing will be to ensure that all of those people are allowed to come back to their homes and villages. tapping into water technology we'll show you a new machine that promises to create water out of thin air. plus did sony pictures takes tax incentives in exchange for favorable pictures? and in sport, australia and pakistan battle for the right to meet india in the cricket world cup semifinals. all of the highlights coming up next. stay with us.
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at least 90 people. three houthi leaders are among the dead. talks on iran's nuclear program have been adjourned. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry, and his iranian counterpart have held days of tough negotiations. and tourists have flocked to norway to witness a total solar eclipse. it's just the tenth time this has happened in the 21st century. returning now to one of our main stories this hour and the deteriorating security situation in libya, and isil's growing presence there. that very topic has been dominating the final day of e.u. talks in brussels. simon what have they said about these issues? >> reporter: well in brood brush stroke terms it is wrapping up this summit having
discussed in some detail and basically coming up with the same message saying we are here to support the libyans, but only when a political deal has been done between these two competing factions and in the event of the formation of a unity government. the e.u. is partly funding this process. and i think what we're talking about is the possibility that if there is a national unity government europeans are willing -- which is not something they are often keen on doing, to get involved on the ground. we're not talking about the commitment of large numbers of european soldiers, but we might be talking about building up the libyan national army. doing things like guarding oil and gas terminals. guarding airports and other big infrastructure policies like that. so that would be big for the
european union. they won't be doing it on their own. they will need a invitation to begin with and then they will have to operate within a u.n. mandate, and they definitely want to see region players involved as well. i think there's an attempt not to have european involvement in libya, but it is rising on the list of priorities that european leaders are having to con tend with because of the collapsing security situation, and the realization now, that it is very close to europe's southern borders. >> simon thanks for that. in northern syria, rebels are planning to launch an offensive to capture areas in the idlib province. an al-qaeda linked rebel group posted this video that shows
shelling around government posts. al jazeera cannot dentally verify the video. islamic state of iraq and the levant shocked the world when its fighters damaged irreplaceable cultural heritage sites in iraq. in mosul, ancient statutes and historical artifacts were completely destroyed. the national library is now taking measures to protect the country's priceless archives. jane arraf reports. >> reporter: this is one way to keep culture safe. they are scanning thousands of rare books and historic documents. if they are ever destroyed the information will live on in a digital library. >> it's a means of protecting your cultural heritage. so save the original copies and provide the readers with the copies. so this is a revolution. >> reporter: these are snapshots of the past a history of the
yazidis minority half a kencentury ago. for the last 12 years this man has been trying to share as much of iraq's past as possible. he and his staff have themselves played a role in iraq's correct history. in 2003 when baghdad fell this building itself was set on fire. the fire burned for two days, destroying hundreds of thousands of books and documents with it. this was literally rebuilt from the ashes. he has now doubled the archive's collection of official documents. the liar bray has saadam hussein's extensive book collection, as well as from the toppled iraqi monarchy and iraq's huge jewish community. he has started scanning documents from the jews in the
1950s, just before they were deported. it's part of an agreement with the u.s. to contribute to iraq's jewish archives now held in the united states. but he also wants iraqis to see the documents to help them realize every group has had its share of suffering. it's expected to be finished next year. >> they have a very important unifying effect because they play a role in the formation of the identity. they are not sectarians. they do not have ethnic damage. they will need institutions out there. they will help remedy the wounds of the past. >> reporter: more than one thousand years ago, baghdad was the center of knowledge. home to the world's great libraries, and the world's greatest poets. those ancient libraries were also destroyed. but their legacy has survived.
jane arraf al jazeera, baghdad. around 2.5 million people in sierra leone are to be confined to their homes in an effort to stop the spread of ebola house to house searches will be carried out to identify people with the virus. human rights experts investigating the disappearance of 43 students in mexico are urging that they continue their search. they have asked for the case to be considered a crime against humanity instead of kidnapping and homicide. european officials meeting in brussels have decided to keep sanctions against russia until the end of the year. they have hit the country's economy hard. the reebl has lost nearly half of its value since last year. russia is expected to record its
first recession since 2009. and it's not just russia is being affected its neighbors like kazakhstan are also feeling the pinch. robyn forestier-walker explains. 17% share of the market isn't a bad place to be but the company, which also exports fruit juices to russia sees trouble ahead. russia's economy is hurting business. >> translator: profit margins are going down because our prices are fixed in rubles. secondly sales have fallen in north and west because consumers started to go into russia to buy cheaper products. >> reporter: exporters are losing money. its currency is on a high
relative to the weakened ruble. imagine waking up and discovering that your money had lost 20% of its value overnight. well that happened here in kazakhstan twice. first in 2009 and again last year, and on both occasions, it was down in part to russia performing badly. and it could happen again, because kazakhstan's economy is closely tied to russias. >> reporter: they already have a free trade agreement along with belarus. last year they signed a union promising even closer economic integration. >> translator: for me this agreement is well balanced and competently made and takes into account the interests of all of our countries. [ applause ] >> reporter: but some economists believe kazakhstan's president was too caught up in the moment. >> translator: he wanted himself
to be seen as a heard in the eyes of the post soviet countries as a person who created a great new regional union, but the economic aspects weren't properly thought through, so we see a negative situation for kazakhstan, which is unlikely to improve in the near future. >> reporter: what goes down must eventually come back up. the rubble will strengthen oil prices will rise. but light at the end of the tunnel seems a long way off. robin forestier-walker, al jazeera. hundreds of millions of people do not have access to safe drinking water. that's despite it being considered a human right by the united nations. global water day is an attempt to draw people's attention to the importance of water, population growth, urbanization and increasing consumption means water is needed for more people and industries than ever before. but about 1.2 billion people live in areas where water is
scarce, and for those in developing regions, getting water is even more difficult because of conflict and poor infrastructure. by 2030 it is estimated though world could face a water shortage of 40%. well, latin america is one region where 4 million people can't get clean drinking water. but a new machine invented by engineers in chile could change that. lucille lucille knewmen met them. >> reporter: water is essential for life yet one in ten people cannot access a single glass at home. millions live too far away from rivers and lakes, or have seen their water sources contaminated or simply disappear dur progress longed drought. but what if they could access clean water any time anywhere out of thin air? that's the promise of fresh water. a machine that does just that. by exacting moisture from the air, just like a cloud.
>> translator: what this machine does is form a small cloud notice that generates water. the air passes through here and we cool it. if you touch it it is cold. the water is produced through condensation i'll show you. put your hand here. >> it's raining on my hand. >> reporter: fresh water is the brain child of this chiliian naval engineer. an industrial designer and a forestry engineer put together a prototype in this innovation center called social lab. >> translator: we want everyone to have a well in their home and not depend on water currents or if it rains. people can have unlimited infinite water supplies. water is for everyone. >> translator: if there's no electricity, you plug the machine into a solar panel.
it is self sustainable. it consumes very little energy. >> reporter: it's nasa technology simplified. the prototype produced between 9 and 30 laters aday depending on climate conditions. it is almost 40 degrees out here. everything is dry as you can see, and there's practically no moisture in the air, but even in these extreme conditions and even in the desert we are told the fresh water machine is able to extract moisture and produce drinking water. the only drawback right now seems to be the price, roughly $1,000. but it's creators want to eventually make it more affordable. their contribution they say, towards quenching the global thirst for life's most basic resource. lucia newman al jazeera, santiago. >> we'll have much more on the issue of water in the coming days on al jazeera.
gave mexico's government a license to kill part of their script. emails are said to show changes were made in return for tax incentives worth millions. adam raney has the story. >> reporter: mexico city the scene where james bond will hunt down an inspector. according to reports on the hacked emails there was a price for producers to get millions of dollars in tax cuts they so desperately needed to control costs. make mexico look good with beautiful shots, cast a mexican bond girl and make sure the villain and his target are not mexican. the producer denied such changes were made at the behest of mexican officials, but said they relied on government support. >> the government helps us with getting cooperation for the various places we have to shoot,
controlling the streets with police and things like that. >> reporter: and that claim that mexican officials got their bond girl? well an up and coming mexican start did get cast. >> translator: i believe not only the bond girls but also the movies, time passes by and the movie, directors, actors do evolve, and that's why this franchise is still so successful. [ applause ] >> reporter: these accusations fit into the narrative that mexico will do anything to look good on the world stage. but mexico and the producers say there was no pay to play for the incentives. >> translator: at no moment did we get involved or interfere with the script of the film. mexico likes to play its part and it's potential is seen unrecognized around the world. >> reporter: as millions of
viewers know it's that first scene that matters so much. and that's why the producer says he has come here to mexico city to shoot that sequence with day of the dead as the backdrop. the main mystery of the film the one from behind the scenes may never fully come to light. all right. time to catch up on sports now. >> thank you very much. real madrid have been drawn to face athletico in the quarter finals. the draw was made at uefa headquarters on friday. real beat athletico 4-1 in the last battle. however, athletico, did thrash real in their last meeting. >> they are very competitive. so, you know since
[ inaudible ] arrival, they progressed testimony testimony -- tremendously. nowadays, a very very good team. very good team. so we know we're going to face a tough opponent. and, well we have to play at our best if we want to qualify. >> you saw a little glimpse of that draw before. let's have a look now. the fanned out fixture, another glamor type they play paris. the two sides have met twice already. with each team winning once. 2013 winners have a relatively easy draw some would say, while the italian champions play monaco. the first legs of all of those will be played on the 14th and 15th of april, with the return matches a week later. now football's world governing body fifa have announced they
will play clubs $209 million in compensation. it follows the announcement that the 2022 tournament in qatar will be played in december. >> reporter: the final of the 2022 world cup would be on december 18th ended up of the longest dramas in world football. >> i hope people get together for the good of football and we have a wonderful world cup. >> reporter: they moved the event in qatar away from the traditional june and july period when temperatures in the country exceed 50 degrees celsius. it has taken fifa more than four years to decide that qatar will indeed be hosting a world cup. and now they can focus on delivering the middle east's
first-ever world cup. in a statement they said: and in a move that is sure to please the european clubs who have been unhappiest about the move to november december fifa will be paying clubs $209 million for the use of their players for the next two world cups. that's three times the money they spent on last year's competition in brazil. no word yet on a start date for the qatar world cup. it's likely to be the 21st of november. which means we're in for a shorter tournament just 28 days. it has been a long journey for the gulf state, but they have more than enough time to make good on their promise of delivering a world cup to remember. so how exactly have we got to this point? the story begins just over four
years ago. in december 2010 qatar became the first country from the middle east to be awarded a world cup. but there are were concerns about playing in the summer heat. in january, fifa president first mooted the idea of a qatar world cup played in the winter months. and fifa launched an investigation into two world cup bids. then in february of this year, a fifa task force recommended that a tournament be played in november and december of 2022. australia are through defeating pakistan in the quarter final. they will now meet india in the semis. sarah coates reports.
>> reporter: battling for a place in the world cup semifinals. australia walked out with pakistan in front of a packed crowd. the opener sent two out quickly. as josh hasselwood celebrated with 4 wickets. once again pakistan captain tried to rescue the inning. [ cheers ] >> reporter: but after adding 73 with the third wicket he was caught off the bowling of glen maxwell. pakistan eventually all out for 213 with just one ball left. [ cheers ] >> reporter: australia's chase got off to a horrendous start. aaron finch dismissed after a plum lbw.
the captain then gone for 8. [ cheers ] >> reporter: but then steve smith has an inning of 65. [ cheers ] >> reporter: he added 89 with shane watson to take the aussies to the brink of victory. watson finishing unbeaten on 68 as maxwell saw the co-host over the line. [ cheers ] >> reporter: australia, winning by 6 wickets. [ cheers ] >> every win gives you momentum and gives you confidence. and this will certainly be exactly the same. i think obviously india are a completely different opposition to pakistan. they have different strengths and weaknesses as well. >> after 2023 it
was -- suddenly we just keep losing. and that has been the trend throughout the world cup. we are getting starts but we are not converting that. >> reporter: australia will now take on india in sydney. tennis world number 1 has advanced to the semifinals at indian wells without even having to hit a ball after his opponenth withdrew due to injury. he will play andy murray in the semis. murray sweeping alied lopez. well in the women's yank vich is in to the next round. the scores was 6-1, 4-1 in her favor. the ukrainian was unable to continue because of an ankle
injury. that is all of your sport for now. >> thank you very much indeed. over the next few months british engineers will try to build the fastest car in the world again. the same team set the land speed record back in 1997. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: in a factory in england, engineers are trying to build the fastest car the world has ever seened. it is designed to reach a speed of over 1,600 kilometers per hour. it's part formula one car part supersonic jet, part next-generation rocket. and this is the man who will drive it. andy greene a british air force pilot. this was him back in 1997 breaking the previous land speed record in the desert of nevada. >> with the risk management and safety management we put into this, we can create the car and
monitor every aspect of it all the way. so we can do this safely. and more importantly, we can tell the story live as we're doing it. 12 video cameras on this car, we'll be streaming live video on the internet. >> reporter: this is where andy greene and blood hound will try to break the record. the desert in south africa's northern cape. this high-tech challenge relies on old fashioned sweat and toil. more than 300 people have carried more than 18,000 tons of rock with their bare hands. to create this perfectly flat surface. this car will eventually consist of three and a half thousand hand made pieces to put together one very unique machine. the engineers here insist that although this project is
certainly fun, it is far from frivolous. they hope it will inspire a new generation of school children in the u.k. and across the world to take up science technology and math. >> we don't need in the next five, ten years a load of car designers, however, we need people to go into technology -- those technologies that can actually solve the problems of the future. and that will only happen if people are excited enough to stick with it. >> reporter: at full speed it will travel the equivalent of 4.5 football pitches in just one second, much faster than the speed of sound. the blood hound team hope to inspire the world to take a on your -- journey into uncharted territory. that's it for our news hour. thank you for watching.
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