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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there, welcome to the news hour. i'm laura kyle live from our al jazeera headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. the u.s. carrying out air strikes targeting isil fighters in libya. uganda's opposition leader is arrested again. the long time president has a clear lead in early counting. egyptian president sisi proposes a law to curve police
abuse following protesters alleged brutality. and david cameron's tight rope walk as he holds discussions on how britain can stay in the european union. ♪ the u.s. has carried out air strikes in libya, targeting fighters aligned with isil. libyan officials say at least 40 people have been killed in the attack west of the capitol tripoli. let's go straight to our correspondent in washington, d.c., rosiland jordan. rosalind what more are you hearing about this strike? >> well, the pentagon spokesman peter cooke has just released a statement confirming that there was an air strike against an isil training facility northwest or so of the capitol, tripoli. and he goes on to say, and i'm
going to quote from his statement, destruction of the camp and removal of [ inaudible ] also known as sabir with eliminate an experienced facilitator, and is expected to have, quote, an immediate impact on isil's ability to facilitate its activities in libya. and he goes on to say the u.s. is committed to hunting down and destroying isil wherever it feels necessary. this is very significant because even though the pentagon is not yet confirming how many people were killed in this air strike, they are basically sending the message that as the new unity government in libya comes to power, that the u.s. is more than prepared and is willing to act to are move a fundamental security threat, not just against the libyan people and the libyan government but against the region and the international community as well. >> and this is not the first time, is it, that it has shown
that it is prepared to act. >> no, it is not the first time, and in fact the only restraint has been the u.s. being able to carry out these sorts of air strikes with the consent of the government, in which these air strikes would be taking place. obviously the ongoing air war against isil inside iraq has been done with the consent of the government of the prime minister, but the air war against isil inside syria is being done without the consent of bashar al-assad, that country's president, and that of course, has lead to a very complicated military situation in that country, but because the u.s. is very concerned about isil moving outside of syria and iraq, and establishing territory and control in other countries, it is prepared and has presented to the white house plans to have a robust military campaign
against isil targets. libya is simply the most visible and the one of most concern at this moment. >> okay. we'll leave it there, thanks very much for bringing us the latest from washington, d.c. the main opposition leader in uganda has been rearrested. counting is underway after a controversial election that the opposition alleges were rigged. his supporters were dispersed by police using tear gas and stun grena grenades. provisional results do show the long-time president is ahead. here is what an opposition supporter said after his arrest. >> [ inaudible ] we have a [ inaudible ] which we wanted to release by today, and tell the world this is what is coming out and what [ inaudible ]. at the end of it all
[ inaudible ] information that we want to release the preliminary results so they had to come [ inaudible ] before we could release the results. and that is how this has come about, so they have taken our flag barer. >> earlier we spoke with a spokesman for the uganda electoral commission. >> they haven't shown us where the rigging took place. if they have that information why can't they volunteer it for us, rather than make it an allegation. in my view, we did a very good -- very good job. whatever we did, it was open. it was transparent. [ inaudible ] we had their agents [ inaudible ] anything like that then [ inaudible ] something that the [ inaudible ], but if they are not sharing that information
with us, and they are talking to the media, then it -- it remains an allegation, which unfortunately i don't know how we can address. to the best of my knowledge, all has gone well so far. let's join malcolm web now in the capitol. do we know yet any of the circumstances surrounding this arrest? >> reporter: well, a few hours ago he and some officials from his opposition fdc party, that's the forum for democratic change, wanted to announce some of their provisional results from their tally, which they say is much different than the one coming from the electoral commission. they say he is in the lead. they wanted to announce some of these results to the press, but the police came to the party
headquarters, fired tear gas and took away he and some other officials. that prompted some arrests, people took to the streets, soldiers and police were deployed. we saw one man with a gunshot wound. the uganda red cross says four have been taken to the national hospital, two with gunshot wounds. tear gas was fired and heavy deployment of soldiers in the streets. crowds of young people gathering around security forces moving around trying to keep people off of the streets. >> yeah, amid this rather tense atmosphere, it seems unlikely that any official results are likely to be accepted. >> reporter: certainly unlikely to be accepted by the forum for democratic change or its
supporters. and that's critical here in the capitol. because here in the capitol, they seem to have the overwhelming majority. and of course it's here in the capitol that can be a flash point for unrest for clashes with security forces. so the situation is sense, and it seems that people here have very little confidence in the results the electoral commission is putting out. there were roughly 400 -- or slightly more than 400 voters were registered, and these kinds of diskrep pan sis or reports of discrepancies is causing more and more disgruntlement, and facebook and twitter has been blocked. for a lot of people here that makes them feel the process is less transparent.
the government says it blocked the networks for security reasons. >> malcolm web, thanks very much. military experts and diplomats are in geneva to discuss the practicalities of a pause in fighting in syria. the turkish president still maintains the ypg is responsible for the suicide bombing in ankara. >> reporter: intense shelling across the border, turkey is targeting positions of the ypg. the government says it has evidence a suicide car bomber who targeted a bus full of soldiers on wednesday was a ypg member, and that he received help from the outlawed pkk party inside turkey. >> translator: we have critical data on who is responsible for this attack. turkey is facing an attack organized by the pkk and ypg
once again. turkey friends should standing with turkey in all these situations. >> reporter: the bombing in ankara wasn't the first. and since july the southeast of the country has been a battleground between security forces and pkk affiliates. turkish officials want their western allies to sever their links with the syrian kurdish fighters. >> translator: the u.s. must clarify its stance on terrorism. washington's statements are conflicted on the ypg. >> reporter: but on the ground the u.s. continues to provide air cover to the ypg and its ally, as they push deeper into syria. the kurdish fighters are closing in on a main supply route that
isil uses. >> it's not about choosing sides here. there's no doubt about turkey's membership in the coalition, and no doubt about our commitment to a fellow nato ally, and no doubt that some of the strongest fighters against daesh in syria have been kurdish fighters. >> reporter: but they have not only been taking territory from isil, they have also been taking ground from opposition groups backed by turkey. for turkey that is a red line. ankara wants to prevent further ypg advances. particularly in aleppo northern corridor, close to its border. ankara considers that a threat to its national security. it also wants its western allies to standing by them in this fight. for now, turkey's options are to continue the cross-border shelling and provide support to
the non-kurdish syrian opposition. the west has signaled it won't back turkey's call for a ground operation inside syria, and the u.s. has signaled that it won't choose sides. the escalating tensions are straining long-time alliances, and complicating an already difficult process aimed at ending syria's war. amnesty international has released a report that is critical of turkey's role in the refugee crisis, but calls for more on the be done globally. it reports that turkey authorities has denied entry of civilians who are in need of medical care after fleeing aleppo. they have shot and injured civilians attempting to cross the border unofficially. and called on the international community to step up its support for turkey and other countries dealing with massive influx of refugees. we're joined by the director of
crisis response at amnesty international. first of all, can you give us an idea of just how many people we're talking about, who are stranded at this border with turkey. >> there are currently 110,000 people that were there originally, but since the intense indication in the last few weeks, an extra 58,000 refugees has arrived at the border, but those borders are firmly closed. there has been relentless bombings in aleppo and northern aleppo and they have been targeting hospitals, schools, and homes. and as a result the medical facilities inside of syria are really at breaking point, and the doctors inside places like azaz have been telling us that they are referring some of the injured to turkish hospitals. and turkey, whilst it does take some of the most serious cases
has a very selective policy, and we're seeing scores of people still being sent back to hospitals, and the doctors are telling us that it just doesn't work. >> how does that work? because one doctor told us she has seen the most critical cases being allowed in. >> there are some cases that are allowed in. but it's a really selective policy. we spoke to one doctor from the hospital who has been making a number of the referrals, and he says the majority of the cases he refers, so they are cases he feels they can't take adequate care of, are sent back to their hospital. and this doesn't even account for people with chronic illnesses. they are not allowed into turkey anymore. they used to be. there used to be 40 people a day allowed to get medical assistance, but now none. >> perhaps turkey is concerned if it lets some in, it is going
to have to let everybody in. and can it cope with that restraint on its sources. >> turkey has already taken in more than a million refugees, and we know it is under strain. but it should live up to his international obligations. but of course they can't just do it on their own. we need to see the international community stepping up. they need to be providing the sort of humanitarian support to ensure that turkey can actually care for the refugees fleeing this relentless violence. and the international community needs to be stepping up to the plate and making sure there are more spaces for actual refugees to be able to be relocated. >> good to seek to you. thanks very much for joining us there. do stay with us here on this news hour. still to come, why ruling party supporters in south africa are taking to the streets against racism, more than two decades
after the end of apartheid. plus the u.n. says violence at a camp for displaced people in south sudan is a war crime. and in sport, manchester united manager left fighting for his future, after an embarrassing loss. jo will have all of those details. ♪ following protests against police brutality, egypt's president has proposed a law to curb police abuse. demonstrators were angry after a taxicab driver was shot dead this week. earlier the ministry said the officer fired by mistake. medical staff have also been protesting after two doctors said they were beaten by police. rob matheson has this report.
>> reporter: furry on the streets of cairo. angry crowds gather outside police headquarters after an officer shoots and kills a 24-year-old taxi driver. the head of the security service has promised, the officer will be arrested. the pressure on egypt's police is growing, public protests against them are increasing, even though the government of president sisi has effectively banned large demonstrations. >> the fact that they are protesting shows that there are some very serious concerns, because at this moment, everyone who has been protesting has been jailed, and the fact that this is an ad hoc random protest should be a signal to the government that things are not good. >> reporter: medics filled the streets a week ago. two doctors are said to have been beaten up while working at
a hospital. they said that police pulled a gun after a dispute about medical treatment is of an officer. they are threatening to go on strike if officers aren't held to account. and doctors say they will defy the government again with large, very public demonstrations. well, we're joined by middle east analyst. good to have you here in the studio. we have been hearing in the past hour president sisi announcing there will be a crackdown on police brutality. that abuse won't be tolerated. do you think this is enough for the protesters to step down, calm down, and go home. >> well, i don't believe that -- that this is the language that mr. sisi has used. he talked briefly about the necessity of passing a law to restrict the excessive use of violence by police. but in the meantime, he overlooked the excessive
magnitude, the -- the -- the huge magnitude of excessive violence used by the army for instance. i mean, look at the army. the fire power of the army is actually more lethal -- >> but it is a change of tone we're seeing from sisi whereas before he seemed to condone police attacking civilians. and now he is saying, at least, this is not acceptable, and can't happen. >> i believe the mass disgruntle that egypt has been witnessing recently is the main reason for sisi to come out with this statement. >> of course, but it is enough? >> but in the meantime, i mean no laws in the world can stop the ex -- excessive use of violence as long as the head of the state himself, i member two years ago mr. sisi was addressing men in uniform and encouraged them to use excessive use of violence against civilians and promised them that
nobody will be punished. i mean, which sisi should i believe? >> but do you think the protesters will be heard? >> let's think of his statement today as a positive development. but again, what about the impunity that has been given by the head of the state to the police? i mean this impunity that all of the human rights organizations are talking about these days, this -- this will make any new laws passed obsolete. now it's a whole matrix. if you don't have an independent judiciary, okay, if you don't have a strong -- a -- ngo's that monitor the excessive use of violence by the police and army -- i mean just yesterday they shut down the last organization for human rights. and as i always say these
organizations actually serve positively both the state regime and the public, because they serve as mirrors so that the regime can see its image in it, when it gets ugly, you can always make it look good. >> how concerned should sisi be about these protests? people breaking a barrier of fear. talking about -- remembering of course, that it was braking that barrier of fear that helped start the 2011 protests that toppled mubarak. >> if i were him, i would be very, very concerned. it's the moment the people take the law in their hands, this is where the head of the state should feel concerned and should do his utmost to stop this excessive use, but honestly and truly stop it. not just, you know, soft -- soft words to calm down the feelings of the public. individual landtism is on the
way, and i hope it doesn't happen on a full scale in egypt. god forbid that it would happen. >> thanks very much. we'll leave it there for the moment. >> thank you. supporters of the ruling party in south africa, the anc, have been marching against racism. they have been demanding action following several recorrect issues. the issue is in the spotlight again after two decades of ending apartheid. >> reporter: this civil society group says it is seeking justice. the anti-racism action forum has laid charges against the last president and one of his former ministers. it says the two men committed crimes of racism against black people during raids, in which dozens of people were killed. >> we're acknowledging that we cannot allow racism to continue.
we have cause to celebrate people who rebelled in our genocide, in our oppression. >> reporter: this past january, this man was attending a public horse racing event in cape town when racist slurs were hurled against he and his friends. >> i have experienced, you know, certain abuses in the past, but i think generally speaking when you consider the fact that 22 years of democracy, this overt type of racism is completely unacceptable, in fact just sickening to be frank. >> reporter: he also lodged a hate speech complaint. the commission has received an average of 50 complaints a month of unfair discrimination, based on race. it says these complaints are likely to increase. the ruling parity the african national congress says this
can't be tolerated and wants to criminalize acts of racism. the latest debate began after a woman compared black people to monkeys. this organization insist that black people in south africa cannot be said to be guilty of racism. and any new legislation must take that into account. >> it's a natural response to hate those who oppress you, and want to do something about it. he is called a racist, so up [ inaudible ] if you criminalize racism in this way, you have got to make sure every time we black people respond to racism, we're going to end up in jail. >> reporter: economic inequalities are contributing to tensions. as south africa heads to elections later this year, it
seems likely that political parties will continue to use anti-racism campaigns as a rallying point. an attack has killed 19 people in northern cameroon. it happened near the nigeria border. no one has claimed responsibility. the bombing is the latest of a string of deadly attacked suspected to be carried out by the armed group boko haram. britain's prime minister is trying to negotiate a deal with european union leaders to help keep the u.k. in the e.u. he says a deal has yet to be reached. angela merkel has warned reaching an agreement with all of the 27-member states won't be easy. david cameron, says, however, he will do all he can to push through a deal. >> i was here until 5:00 this morning, working through this, and we have made some progress, but there is still no deal.
so we're going to get back in there, and do some more work, and i'll do everything i can. >> our reporter emma hayward live for us there. emma why is he facing so much opposition in >> reporter: he is facing a great deal of opposition, and some from unexpected quarters. the greeks said they wouldn't support the u.k. unless they got assurances from other e.u. members that they would keep their borders open. greece is facing lots of refugees arriving every week, and there are fears that some countries north of greece's border will close their borders. resistance too he is facing from some of the eastern block countries, but as you said, these negotiations have been going on a long time. the czechs say they are perplexed by britain's position of non-negotiation. we were expecting them to turn
into an english breakfast, that turned into an english lunch, and now we're expecting an english dinner. and now they are being told they should be booking hotel rooms. >> cameron expected to go home with a deal to present to the british public. what happens if he doesn't get that? >> reporter: well, it will be very difficult, of course his people would say he is still aiming to get that deal, and that's what he said when he arrived here looking pretty bleary eyed today. downing street was hoping he would be back in london today, meeting with his cabinet, and then would announce the deal today. but he needs to convince the british people that they should stay in europe, because many people are still undecided. a poll came out today, 36% of
people polled in that poll said they wanted to leave. 34% in favor of staying, but 23% of people are still undecided. so there's an awful lot to play for. >> there certainly is. thank you for that. plenty more still ahead here on al jazeera, including a possible reset in relations between new delhi and kathmandu over months of tensions. plus -- >> the person who only thinks about making walls and not making bridges is not a christian. and in sport, we'll tell you how a former u.s. military man has become a star of mixed marshall arts in pakistan. ♪
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fighters aligned with isil. libyan officials say that more than 40 people have been killed in the attack. the main opposition leader in uganda has been rearrested. he was detained again less than 24 hours after being held briefly in the capitol. counting is under after a controversial election that the opposition allege was rigged. and egypt is protesting the death of a taxicab driver who was shot dead by a policeman. the shooting has caused further anger over alleged police brutality. staying with our top story, let's take a look at isil's strength in libya, and why the u.s. has moved at this point to attack them. outside of syria and iraq, libya is seen as the group's key
focus, with an estimated 5,000 fighters. it has also targeted oil and gas plants in the past year, and is reportedly running training camps not far from the tunisian border. let's speak to former u.s. assist important secretary of defense. great to have you with us. what do you make of these strikes, and how effective they have been? >> i think this is very significant because it shows we have special forces on the ground who are able to pick the target. we not only got a leader, but we got at least 40 of his followers. they were all tunisians who had not only come into libya, but are actually fighting in syria, and it think it also sent a message to our european allies who are very concerned about what is happening in libya, given the geographic proximity
of libya to europe. >> what do you make of concerns that these sort of strikes simply don't work, and for every isil fighter you take out, two, three, four, pop up in its place. >> sometimes when you do these things, it does create more, but if you take a look at what has happened in the year and a half since the u.s.-lead coalition has got involved against isis, we have killed many more members of isis than people joining them. and eventually you are going to have to demonstrate to people who might be attracted to isis, that they are not gaining. they have lost ground in iraq, they have lost the city of ramadi. we cut off the road between raqqa and mosul, and i think we'll be moving in to there. there is a chance that you can get all of the factions in syria to go against isil.
so i think in the long run, this strategy is working. and it's also important that we're not putting western boots on the ground to do that, because that would feed into the isil narrative. >> so if you are not in favor of western boots on the ground, what sort of involvement do you think would be good from france, italy, and other nations? >> well, i think you might get a peace keeping force to come on the ground in there to settle the libyan civil war. remember after we overthrew gadha gadhafi, we withdrew from the country, we should have put a peace keeping force there to get stability, and if you can do that, then they would not be attracted to isis. >> thanks very much for taking the time to join us from
atlanta. >> thanks for having me. the united nations says fighting in one of its camps for displaced people in south sudan may constitute a war crime. 18 people have been killed including two members of the aid group doctors without borders. the camp is sheltering people from unrest in a northeastern town. >> reporter: this is one of eight u.n. bases in south sudan meant to provide a safe haven for displaced people since the conflict began in 2013. but an outbreak of violence between rival groups has left at least 18 people dead, including two staff members of doctors without borders. >> the medical teams are very, very busy attending patients. we had two massive influxes of wounded in the early morning hours yesterday and then again in the afternoon. the latest figures standing at
74 wounded, 45 of them gunshot wounds. >> two groups started fighting each other. immediately we had the u.n. police who came on-site and dispersed the crowd with tear gas. >> reporter: fighting broke out in the northeast upper nile region with clashes continuing into thursday. >> the violence involved small arms and very soon was controlled, however, the situation remained very tense and volatile. >> reporter: over 47,000 people live inside the base with 6,000 u.n. peace keepers deployed solely to protect the civilians. >> i have to remind all of the warring parties, that the u.n. installations are to be respected, the sanctity has to be respected, and committing an attack against the united nations may constitute a war crime. >> reporter: both the government and rebel sides have been
accused of carrying out ethnic massacres, and more than 2.8 million people are in need of aid in the world's newest country. the political unrest between the president and his deputy sparked violence among ethnic lines. tens of thousands of people were killed, and over 2 million forced from their homes. a peace deal was reached six months ago, and earlier this month, hoping were raised when the president reappointed his rival as vice president, but with him yet to return to juba to take up the post, there is doubt over whether any real efforts will be made to implement the fragile peace deal between the two sides. the democratic republic of congo is due to hold an election this year, but the body responsible for organizing it
has fallen behind schedule. catherine soi reports. >> reporter: the democratic republic of congo, election officials meet with members of political parties. they are talking about the election dead lock. the government says it does not have sufficient funds for the polls, but opposition groups here are not convinced. they believe the government is deliberately withholding funds to delay the elections, and effectively have the president stay in office beyond the end of his second and last term in december. many people just want a date set for the vote. but the head of the election commission says a new electoral [ inaudible ] listing all of those registered to vote needs to be drawn up first. >> our impression is we will be able to have this role this year. this is what we started
[ inaudible ]. and definitely, because we have to restart registration, it will not be possible to have election day on 2016. >> reporter: the electoral cycle is expected to start in october last year, with local elections, those polls have been postponed since 2006. voter registration should also have started by now, the electoral commission says it hopes to register 41 million voters. under the country's constitution, the president cannot stand for a third term. and the new president should be elected by november. the government is having cash flow problems, then relevant ministers should come to the house and explain how and why. >> translator: the problem is bad governance, in 2014 the government spent $1 billion on projects not approved by
parliament. even now they are just making statements out there, but not coming to parliament. >> reporter: at the university, professor and his students prepare to mark ten years sinces the constitution was published. he says it must be respected by everyone. >> how can you plan something going beyond the constitution. that is what many people are asking. saying they do not feel independent. >> reporter: many agree there is too much to do and very little time in a country as large and complex as drc, but they say no matter what the president must step down when his term ends. nepals prime minister is in india for his first foreign visit since being sworn in. in the -- next six days he'll discuss ways to fix damage done by the change in the
constitution. from kathmandu, our correspondent tells us what he hopes will come out of this visit. >> reporter: he made his visit to the country today. the aim is to normalize relationships. india has been accused of supporting protesters by imposing a 4.5-[ inaudible ] economic blockade. this is what the prime minister had to say before he left for india. >> translator: this visit comes at a special time. there have been disagreed between nepal and india in the past few months. the crisis caused by the disagreement are coming to an end. there is no need to take this kind of turn. nepal had to suffer a huge loss in terms of reconstruction and development. >> reporter: and this is the result of the crisis.
long queues choke supply lines. now everyone in nepal has suffered, especially victims of nepal's earthquake. rebuilding has not started yet. the standingoff finally ended early this month, after nepal amended its constitution. nepal did reach out to china, and the prime minister says he will visit china after his return. >> india has been very paranoid about nepal's relations. so what are the leverages that india can use to try to influence the prime minister not to improve his economic integration with china. >> reporter: so he says he is not playing the china card. many analysts say that both nepal and india managed to push
themselves into a corn we are the blockade, and this visit is a face saver. there are some hopes, one is the energy crisis will be over with india's help with the extension of transmission lines and development of hydro power, for many here, the hope is the prime will play his cards right, and their lives will normalize soon as well. donald trump as responded to criticism by pope francis. the pontiff said trump is not a christian because of his proposal to build a border wall to keep migrants out of the united states. >> reporter: it's the latest twist in an election already stirred by donald trump's controversial rhetoric. pope francis had this to say about the billionaires plan to build a wall between the u.s. and mexico. >> translator: a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges not
christian. >> reporter: trump seemed undounted by the dressing down by the leader of catholics around the world and millions in the u.s. >> because the pope said something to the effect that maybe donald trump isn't christian, okay? and he's questioning my faith. i was very surprised to see it. but i am a christian, and i'm proud of it. okay. >> reporter: and he fired back as only trump can. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: it is a confrontation unlike any other in american political history. >> it is as unusual as it gets, and it's just another totally unprecedented event, john, in this 2016 presidential campaign. i don't think you could find another case where a pontiff got involved with a domestic political issue during a campaign, let alone, getting involved with an actual
candidate. >> reporter: the extraordinary faceoff has american voters across the u.s. taking sides. >> you can't be building walls with people. what do you do? you reach out to the people that other people don't want to reach out to. that's a christian mission. >> reporter: so you agree with the pope. >> yeah, well, who agrees with trump that is actually intelligent. >> i agree with the pope as well. i don't think it's very christian or catholic to put up barriers of any sort >> operator: donald trump likes thing big. big buildings, big publicity, big feuds, and it doesn't get any bigger than a spat with the pope. he says if the vatican was ever attacked the pope will wish that trump was president. he often says what no other candidate will say. >> i don't think it's unchristian. i just think it's more just protecting the country.
i don't think it's unchristian like. >> reporter: so you agree with trump? >> somewhat -- i'm sad to say -- but i kind of do. >> reporter: trump will soon find out whether joining a spat with one of the world's most powerful religious lead ers coms with a penalty at the ball ballot -- box. we are just hearing that harper lee has died. to kill a mocking board was made into a award-winning home starring gregory peck. lee died in her home in alabama. still ahead here on al jazeera, a holiday in space, we'll tell you why the idea may not be as alien as it seems. and in sport, calls [ inaudible ] on his test career, the cricket captain
♪ let's get you all of the sports now. >> laura thank you very much. manchester united manager says he can understand why fans turned on his team following their loss in the europa league on thursday. they lost for the 11th time this season, the latest defeat against a team that was only formed back in 1999. they lost 2-1 to the danish
champions. >> it's disappointing. like, we are disappointed. so i'm very grateful for the fans who are supporting us, but we want to win, and we -- we have to win. and then we are in the next round. but we have to do it. it's not easy, but we have to do it. >> reporter: the outgoing fifa president says he won't back any of the five candidates set to replace him. in his first interview since appealing against an 8-year ban from football, he continued to defend himself and his governance. >> translator: what i regret is the way the media moved in to kill me from the get-go, this condemnation of the fifa president by the media, when i was not responsible for the actions of the committee, my
regret is maybe we didn't take the necessary measures to avoid having members of the committee who hadn't passed the integrity test. the all blacks have announced a new captain. and the kiwis are going to need to find a new cricket captain as well. he will end his four-year international career. if the black cats win in christchurch, he will end his career as new zealand's most successful test captain, having lead them to 11 wins in 20 tests. the aussies won the first test. >> [ inaudible ] focus on trying to just enjoy this last test for the boys, and make sure we play in the manner in which we have been able to perform over the last few years. the match will be his 101st and final test. the 34 year old making his test
debut against england in 2004. he replaced ross taylor in 2012. two years later he made history by becoming the first new zealand batsman to hit a triple century. and he lead his club to the first world cup final. mixed martial arts or mma as it is better known is fast becoming popular in pakistan, and it's largely thanks to this man. he competes this the top level competition. our correspondent met with the man. >> i'm a martial artist, and one championship where i represent
pakistan. i'm known as the godfather of mixed martial arts in pakistan. before i started mixed martial arts, i was a student at university. i was in the military has a medic. i had the desire to compete in mma because completing against someone who is trying to defeat you is really the best way to know whether the things that you have learned will work. this is my first fight. a very important fight for not only me, but for mma in pakistan. ♪ >> i believed in myself. everybody else believed in me too in pakistan. and it was a war of a fight. you can see it from all of the blood, but i came out with the win. mma in pakistan has grown substantially since i first came here in like 2005.
people i have taught personality, there's [ inaudible ] who has already competed in one championship. and you have a pakistani marshall art that resembles mma. the list goes on and on. pakistan is going to be known as the home of champions for this sport. we don't get any support from the government, and that doesn't bother me, because if the government supported us there might be strings attached. i'm funding this from my own pocket, and from what i get from the gym. the ngo is an organization that creates and managing training for underprivileged youth in bad neighborhoods. this is a great organization that gives a very positive image for the sport of mma all across the world. i'm fighting february 20th in jakarta, against a fighter from the philippines.
i have been training very hard and smart. he is a tough opponent. i look forward to challenging myself by competing with him. but i -- i see myself being victorious in the first or early part of the second round. >> all right. and that is all of the sport for now. more with robin later. laura? >> jo, thanks very much. how long do you think it will be before tourists can send a postcard from space. the space agency has been giving a glimpse of what travel might be like sometime in the future. here is our technology editor, tarek bazley. >> reporter: now never have considered taking in the view cloud nine traveling to jupiter, or exploring the possibility of life under the moon, but nasa hopes these new retro travel posters will get us thinking about talking about taking a
trip into space. a number of private companies have been working on the first step. virgin galactics new modified spaceship two craft replaces an earlier model that broke apart and killed a pilot in 2014. virgin promises passengers that will take them beyond the recognized boundary of space. once there they will get a few minutes of weightlessness. x-core is also selling flights. it has made advances on engine technology, but hasn't said when it will start flying. blew origin recently tested its rocket technology in texas. ♪ >> reporter: another contender is world view, it's developing balloon trip which will take passengers 26 kilometers above
the earth. >> eventually the flights which at the moment are just going to be orbital, you just go up and down and land more or less in the same place, but in a few years we'll be able to go in orbit around the earth, and perhaps to build space stations which will be accommodating like a space hotel. >> reporter: it might be the cost of the ticket that holds you back. when a businessman paid about $20 million for his stay in space in 2001, virgin's tickets are going for a quarter of a million. and world view's balloon ride costs $75,000. there's plenty of testing to be done by all of these companies, so you have might also want to hold off until the technology has actually been proven before you book your next holiday in space. >> tarek thanks very much. do say with us on al jazeera, david foster has another full
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