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live from london bbc world news. hello, bbc world news. our top stories. iraqi government forces backed by shia militia finish their push into tikrit forcing islamic state militants back. >> we are determined to beat the terrorists of islamic state. this burial cloth is ready for my coffin. red alert issued to the issues of island to take shelter as it hits the south pacific nation. swedish prosecutors agree to travel to london to travel the wikileaks founder julian assange for allegations of sexual
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assault. scientists could be closer to discover a vast ocean on one of jupiter's moons. hello, and thanks for joining us. we begin in iraq where government-backed troops seem to be gaining the upper hand in their biggest event so far against the groups that calls itself islamic state. is militants are being pushed back into the center of tikrit you can see there there on the map as the battle continues. the bbc is on the frontline with iraqi forces. and he sent us this report. >> reporter: advancing into tikrit. iraqi army soldiers have mounted the largest offensive against
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islamic state to date. after months of false starts progress is now being made. the top army generals to the battlefield is a short force and a message that won't be lost on the iraqi people. lost year, the army collapsed in the face of the well-armed jihadists. now they are regaining confidence. >> translator: deliberation of this city and province will serve as a launch pad for reclaiming the north and the west of iraq. if islamic state is defeated here they'll be defeated easily in other regions. >> reporter: the militia is over a week to enter the city of tikrit. the battle is still far from over as we can hear the sound of gunfire where the militants show resistance resulting to roadside bombs and suicide bombings.
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losing the city to the shia-led fighters will be a major blow to the islamic state. the heavier the lines of the shia militias and fight in the areas is a rescue movement. but they have emerged as an effective fighting unit in the war against isis. >> translator: i'm ready to pay the ultimate sacrifice for my homeland. we are determined to defeat the terrorists of islamic state. this burial cloth is ready for my coffin. >> reporter: despite the small victories here, celebrations might be premature. it seems like it was back to the islamic state is only just beginning. bbc news tikrit. >> we are joined from baghdad now. we heard in your report there that the battle is far from
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over, how close are the government troops to actually taking the town? >> well, the army general's saying that it's about a matter of hours to recapture the city of tikrit the entire city of tikrit. so they have already conslated their control over several parts of the city. especially in the north and in the south. however, they are still facing fierce resistance from as they say, few hundreds of islamic state militants. we went yesterday, and visited with the army to the northern parts of the city just to see it away from the main districts of the city where the islamic state militants are entrenching their possessions, but true, as you said, the battle is still raging. it's still far from over. over this strategic city. and even if they won the bat
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until tikrit they haven't won the war, the real war and the real battle is further north to the city of mosul. the main stronghold of the self-declared islamic state. >> that's exactly what i was going to ask next. how likely are they to hold on to tikrit if they manage to retake it and the big price is mosul, how close are they to that? >> well yes, this is the real concern, really among the army generals and the shia militia leaders. of course how to hold on to hold on to their territorial games. there are a couple of examples further in the west and the western province. they managed to dislodge is militants, how, after a couple of weeks, the i.s. militants again recaptured two or three districts. so how to hold on to tikrit as they manage to control the whole
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city, this is the big challenge because they are overstretched despite the fact that the army is supported by dozens of shia militias, about thousands if not tens of thousands of fighters. but mosul is a completely different story. mosul is iraq's second largest city compared to tikrit tikrit is just 15 or 20 kilometers mosul is about 400 kilometers. and it is the main stronghold of i.s. >> okay ahmed, thank you for the update i know you'll keep across the story for us. to the south pacific islands now where they're bracing themselves for a category five tropical storm, which is about to cross the country. it has already hit north of the island chain and bringing winds of up to 185 kilometers an hour. now the proper will holiday destination is around 82
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islands. and it's issued a red weather alert nationwide. across the south pacific, this storm has already caused flash floods and strong winds. you can see right there, the red is the center of it. you can see the strength of it there. causing significant damage. i've been speaking to alex clemons from unicef. >> right now the situation is dangerous. there is incredibly strong winds racing around the capitol here. which is the city of about 45,000 people. the trees are blowing, all foliage is going everywhere and i'm in a very strong hotel, but even this is getting shakes when the wind gusts are coming through. i'm in a very concrete block hotel, i'm on the third floor of a big hotel and even this is shaking. any preparations should have been completed by now because we're in the middle of it.
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the national office has done a great job of trying to get everyone ready. 82 islands and the y-shaped chain. communication is difficult. there's many islands that don't is telecommunications or weak telecommunications. the national development office from the government has been doing a telephone replay for those very remote islands. relaying to the community disaster committees, the key information that people need to know. there's also been text messages updates, alerts ranges from a blue to a yellow to a red alert. the entire country is currently under a red alert. which means that everybody must seek shelter immediately. in addition, you have people who are especially vulnerable. poverty who don't have adequate shelter. there are people who, children under the age of five pregnant mothers, breastfeeding mothers,
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people with disabilities and the elderly are especially vulnerable. they may not be able to run, climb, or swim. and who, who really need additional support, and definitely afterwards. after an emergency, children in particular have really particularly needs that the unicef always tries to accommodate in planning with the government as part of any response. >> well that was alice clemons from unicef talking to us earlier. and i'm joined from jay we know. winds of up to 185 kilometers an hour. we saw some of the pishctures, they're incredible storms and it's not even really started yet. tell us about the weather parts of it really. how does this type of situation happen? >> well the whole atmosphere in the western pacific at the moment is much more unstable than it usually is. and the temperatures are a degree or so higher than normal. so there's a lot more convection
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going on there's more energy to add to the mix for the temperatures. so it's conducive to tropical storms. in fact, not just one tropical storm at the moment they've got four in the western pacific at the moment. >> is this something that the authorities could have forseen or totally out of the blue? >> it was well-forecast to be honest. and they've had much more lead time than they expected for this particular storm. they have been evacuating which is all good news. hotels churches and concrete buildings because the traditional housing is really not very strong and likely to be destroyed by the strength of the storm. so they have had a decent lead time on this one. >> obviously, this is a holiday island. lots of tourists go there. how serious is this going to be for, you know, in terms of going forward for people wanting to visit there, for the government to recover after this? >> as you often see in this part of the world, not particularly great housing for most people there's considerable
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destruction. of course it's mountainous as well torrential rainfalls likely. it'll be quite a bit of time before things get back to normal. >> thanks for that. okay. let's look at other news now. oscar pistorius lost a court bid to prevent the state from appealing his conviction. he's not satisfied that this was the correct court to hear the application. prosecutors have wanted him to be convicted for murder. south korea's defense ministry says north korea has fired seven short range surface air missiles into the sea from a site near the eastern coast. south korea and the united states carry out their annual military drills. washington says the drills are for defense, but he views them as rehearsal for invasion. iceland announced it's dropping its bid to join the european union. now the country first applied for membership in 2009 this is
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now been withdrawn. it has a pretrade arrangement with the block and is part of the visa-free travel zone. jamie robertson is here with the business news. >> greece is back in the headlines. it's edging ever closer to a financial brink. prime minister alex tsispras we got them talking together all the negotiations continue over the conditions of a country's bailout. the imf european central bank often known as have agreed in principle to extend greece's bailout until june but getting access to more money is dependent on athens implementing reforms which are distinctly unpopular there. remind ourselves of greece's financial position. not good. it's debts run to at least 324 billion euros. some people put it higher than
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that. 6 billion euros has to be paid back in the next two weeks and greece is funding day-to-day by borrowing from its own banks. issuing new bonds to repay the old ones. this is known as rolling over. emergency lending from the european central bank. on thursday, the prime minister warned that the only option now is to restructure greece's debt. raise tensions with the lenders further but we'll be keeping you up to date throughout the day. also a world series this friday. we're going to have an interview with china's richest man. ling owns the largest private real estate company. and he's been talking to our chief business correspondent about his plans about why britain is the top local investment tip. you can see that interview on world business report in about ten minute's time. that's all for business back in about ten minutes.
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♪ if you want it ♪ ♪ go out and get it ♪ the latest headlines. iraqi government troops backed by shia militia is getting tricreate in an operation to capture the city from islamic state citizens. vanuatu are bracing themselves for a category five tropical storm. coming up in sports today, half an hour time bangladesh pushed new zealand hard in a world cup thriller. also south defy a court ruling and deny a practice drive in melvin. the new york yankees sign matsui
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we as a special advisor. swedish prosecutors are ready to travel to london to question the wikileaks founder julian assange where he's been staying for almost three years now. he arrived at the embassy back in june 2012. and was granted political asylum. he's wanted for questioning in sweden over sex allegations which he denies. mr. assange fears if he leaves he'll be extradited to the united states where he could face trials for the publication of personal documents. this is a complicated situation, how likely are they to agree to this questioning on their territory here? >> we don't know the answer to that yet. we're trying to get that from them. but this is a change of position on the parts of the swedish prosecution in that they had always said they would not come to interview him in connection with these allegations in the embassy in london.
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in their statement today about their change of position they've said the lead prosecutor said my view's always been to perform an interview in london and lower the quality of the interview. he'd need to be present in any case should there be a trial. the reason though they are compromised if you'd like and changed their strategy here is that these investigations and potential charges in connection with, it involves two women in this case. allegation of sexual misconduct molestation, and rape in sweden in 2010. he's always denied it. the reason they're changing their position because of what's called the statute of limitations. that it would not have been possible for them to bring prosecutions in at least, around some of these charges. after august of this year. they said time is of the essence. so even if there are deficiencies in the investigation, we are prepared to come to london to conduct the
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interview. and indeed also say they would take dna specimen from julian assange as well. >> as you said the statute of limitations runs out in august is it better for them to question him now or wait for the limitations to run out? >> we haven't heard from his directly lawyers have said that he they welcome it. so that's what we have presumably because he believes that the prosecution will accept his version of events. so there is no case to answer. so that's what's being said on his behalf. and so because of all that even though he still has to have the approval obviously of the british authorities for him to come into this and indeed as you said a moment ago of the embassy, we don't know their stance because of this. there's a speculation that that could lead to a break through in this long-running saga to possibly end it. >> okay. we'll keep watching thank you. now a german biologist who offered more than $100,000 who
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could prove measles is a virus has been ordered by a court to pay up. it was offered by this man who believes that measles is psycho psychodisease. however, a court has ruled that the truth is sufficient. scientists at nasa say they have new compelling evidence that the largest moon in the solar system has a ocean beneath it's icy trust. which means that there could be life on it. we have more. >> reporter: could there be life on jupiter's moon? using the hubble space telescope, scientists have compelling evidence that it does have an ocean beneath it's icy surface. like earth, it has a liquid iron core that generates a magnetic field. by studying its activity and analyzing the changes in it's colorful auroras, scientists
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looked into the ocean. according to nasa this raises the prospects for life. compared to earth, jupiter is much further away from the sun, and so temperatures are well below freezing. the planet has more than 60 moons that orbit it. the largest moon in the solar system. now scientists estimate that its soegs 100 kilometers thick. lies ten times deeper than earth's oceans and it buried under a thick, icy crust. it's a phenomenon that's gripped and intrigued scientists for years. >> to have light, you need to have water. and so where else to go in the solar system other than places where we know there is liquid water underneath the surface. that's where we would like to search for life. >> reporter: in recent years, the focus for finding life has shifted to the moons of the outer solar system jupiter, saturn and neptune. on wednesday scientists reported that the moon have hot
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springs beneath it's icy crust. other water rituals include another of jupiter's moons, and there's even the possibility of water on triton which orbits neptune. the space agency will explore in 2022. but it'll take eight years to get there. understanding it's ocean will be one of its primary objectives. they now join a list of moons in the alpha solar system which could potentially hold life. bbc news. the hats worn by the french emperor napoleon bonaparte arrived back to the scene. it was transported from it's usual home in france as part of the preparation for the 200th anniversary of the battle which takes place in june. it will form part of a special exhibition in the belgium town of waterloo. the hat still shows traces of
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rain drops that fell in 1815. now if you're a parent you have no doubt heard of frozen the disney blockbuster soaring to the top of charts back in 2013 becoming a fan favorite for kids and for adults everywhere. if you're struggling to let go good news disney has announced it's working on a sequel. in a moment we'll hear from an entertainment reporter in hollywood. first, here's a reminder of just how successful frozen was. >> in the city of aarondale -- >> really? >> rough business to be in right now. i mean that is really that's unfortunate. >> hi everyone i'm olaff. [ screaming ]
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>> that's about to change. forever. >> well linda gee is a film reporter for the entertainment website. >> we do know that a lot of the original team that made frozen so successful is coming back. the two directors are coming back i believe the two song writers who did the sound track obviously responsible for let it go they're coming back and josh gaad the actor that played olaff announced the sequel, he will be back. i'd be surprised if the cast didn't return. they had a lot of fun working on the original movie. >> this next one is for tennis fans out thereto. have you ever dreamt of playing against arguably the greatest player of all time. not just that, but having thousands of fans cheering you on as well? well one ball boy working at an exhibition match in new york got
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his wash take a look. >> uh-oh. challenge here from roger. >> a young guy here. looks like he's ready to go. >> look at this. roger sweeps out. he hit the pass. >> yeah. >> he got him. >> it's a career. it's a career. look at this. >> over federer's head for a winner. >> okay. you can keep up to date by visiting our website there you'll find the latest news and
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greece on the brink again, prime minister alex tsipras says the country's debts must be restructured. formula for success, when you look at how companies are capitalizing on f-1 racing.
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hello, welcome to world business report. i'm jamie robertson. in a moment how companies maximize their investment in racing cars. but first, we start in greece. edging, it seems, ever closer to some sort of financial brink. prime minister alex tsipras is meeting with the european commission president as negotiations continue over the conditions of the country's bailout. the imf, european central bank commissioners so-called troyka have agreed to extend greece's bailout until june, but getting access to more money is dependent on athens implementing unpopular reforms. let's remind ourselves of greece's financial position which is not good. greece's debts run to at least 324 billion euros. some figures actually are higher. now, 6 billion euros has got to be paid back in the next two weeks, and greece is funding itself day-to-day by borrowing from its own banks. issuing new bonds in order just
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to repay the old ones as they become due. it's known as rolling over. greek banks are in term then crop topped by emergency lending from the european central bank. speaking earlier, the president said the failure to strike a deal is not an option. >> i am not satisfied with the developments in recent weeks. i don't think we have made sufficient progress, but we try to push in the direction of a successful conclusion of the issues we have to deal with. i will make a certain number of proposals to my friend alex but we'll see what will happen. i am totally excludeing failure. i don't want a failure. i would like europeans to rope together. it is not the time for division it is the time for coming together. >> joining me from brussels excludeing of failure, is that realistic, do you think?
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>> well it all depends really on what happens between greece and the other countries that use the euro. greece's creditors who have been supporting it and now, are discussing continuing doing so. what he pointed out is that he's just sort of a broker in the middle here. he wants he said to try and have new proposals to try to help negotiations between greece and the other euro zone countries, that's the really critical thing. they need to be satisfied by new reforms and new package of government measures that the new government in greece mr. tsipras wants to implement. they want to see those be satisfied and see them starting to be implemented before those other euro zone countries will give greece more financial support. and that's the sticking point at the minute. >> i got the impression that much of this had been sorted out several weeks ago. actually they had agree to the reforms, obviously, can we -- do
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we know much much more about the sticking points? what greece doesn't want to do? >> well what was agreed a couple weeks ago, february 20th when there was a last sort of crisis blew up and everyone was worried that greece was going to be running out of money and the bailout was expiring. what they agreed is they would roll it on for four months but, and this is the crucial part on the condition that greece had to present it's new program, the new measures that the government wants to carry out, the changes from the old austerity program that they want to make and the partners need to be satisfied by that. so that's that's what's been the issue, but behind that, we've already seen euro zone countries expressing frustration saying greece is taking too long to bring the proposals forward to give the detail. and it's only in the last two days that the, sort of experts have sat down and started to go through the proposals and the numbers just on wednesday and thursday. so that's the stage we've got to and greece's partners are
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frustrated saying it's simply not been moving quickly enough. >> fascinating. thanks very much there in brussels. well the roar of the engine flash of a checkered flag everything with is glamorous and noisy in the car industry takes to australia today. the first two practice sessions of 2015 formula one season under way down under. the sports has come a long way from its humble roots in 1950s with companies shutting out huge sums to make their brands recognizable on formula 1 cars. f-1 sponsorship is global media platform for the sponsors. ten teams taking part in 20 races around the world. the average cost of an f-1 sponsorship deal is 3.5 million. in total sponsorship brings around $250 million into the highly commercialized sport. the role of the sponsors is paramount in promoting formula 1 teams which gives 85% of their total income from sponsorship.
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now the rest, 15% comes from tv revenue and prize money with winning teams taking a large slice of the pie. with me is nigel, he's from brand rapport. if i was a sponsor, why would i want to spend my money sponsoring f-1? >> west one of the genuinely global sports that aren't really have many opportunities on the global basis. >> football. >> well there's football but -- >> wouldn't that be better off? >> well the world cup for example is every four years, olympics is every four years, there is the premier league or european, you know, the champion's league but, in terms of delivering over sort of a 12 month period i think formula one does probably as well as anybody. >> what about my audience? who am i talking to when i put my name on a car? >> you're getting to just about every country in the world. their very clever in terms of the allocation of the grand prix now they're all over the world in new territories --
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>> what kind of individuals am i talking to? >> everybody? >> no it's not everybody, but it's a great way of getting to the mass audience. the really global audience. really big global brands. the brands that need to mark themselves in every country in the world. they are the ones that look to formula one. >> you say that it's global is so huge but it's only 20 races. it's not, i mean it's not all year round. there are certain, a lot of reinstructions, and a certain amount of names you can put on a car. it's not a huge amount of advertising state. you can only put one name on a helmet. >> i think they were concerned about sponsorship clutter. too many names confusing. >> more restricted space. >> it does. it makes it more exclusive, it makes your name more recognizable, more visible. >> but from the f-1 point of view doesn't that increase the income or decrease? i'm thinking three people
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paying $50 for a space is better, is better than one person saying $75 for a space. what's it doing? >> clever. they will know their market and they will know that people will get as much as they can. it's clearly a move designed to sort of, you know make things clear, get better value to the sponsors. and you know to your earlier point, i think it is a year round event. they race for nine months of the year when they're not racing there's all the speculation about changes in drivers and testing and who's going to drive for which team. so it is pretty much a year round sport delivering 20 very very high profile races. >> okay. thank you very much. indeed for that. let's have a quick look, quick look at the markets. we saw a little bit of a jump start this morning. looking a little bit healthy
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hello there, live from the bbc sports center coming up on the show bangladesh pushed new zealand hard in a world cup thriller. a court ruling and denied an f-1 practice drive in melvin. batter up please sign up ma sui as they special advisor. hello there, wherever you are around the world. we'll get to talking in just a second. i'll bring you the news at bangladesh quickest world cup quarter finals. why not give new zealand a real scare? they posted 288 with a century, and a half century too. the black cats chase and shakily losing the williamson cheaply, but rescues new zealand with a century as a middle order
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straight together. but only by seven balls. it's new zealand versus bangladesh we're pretty sure in the cricket world cup. both teams already to the quarterfinals. let's get on to the next match, and we've got england up against afghanistan. ultimately a dead run at this one. both hitting home after this match. rain has reduced the total amount of runs that england need to make. 111 for seven afghanistan made before the third rain delay, england chasing a rise 101-25 overs they are currently 83-1 hails the fall there. lee james is counting down the days until he'll be in australia, hopefully not raining thoroughly. let's go back to bangladesh. terrific performance again, a double century for him back to back. >> yes, absolutely. i think from bangladesh
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themselves they may have lost this one. and as we move towards this business end it is very important that they're informed and they have this man informed. as you mentioned, it's his second successive century at the world cup. impressive for him. given the situation he came in, century against this fur roeshs attack. look at delight there from him as he reaches three figures. what about the new zealand response then? largely down for martin. it was a century stance with roos taylor the first new zealand player to score a century, eliminated some big hitter. >> anderson, what has he caught? yes, but in the crowd. get him on the field. very impressive. >> england could do with that bloke. >> and that is what new zealand has brought to this tournament. very refreshing approach.
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yes, they were in some probably i think that's what they wanted though going into the knockout phase to have been tested by bangladesh. they certainly were but again, they came through, just seven balls to spare. but threw for the perfect record in the quarterfinals. six wins after six at this point. >> new zealand said there were a few weaknesses to work on now. good point, they do need that test. bangladesh's confidence too must be high after doing what they did to new zealand. where do they have to improve in their game if they do play india in the quarterfinals which is the expected game? >> it's looking like that in mel burn. i think the key area is taking pressure off their balling attacks. . anything may be a baller light, what are they going to do with the ten overs? how are they going to manage that against the indian batting lineup which has been strong? just to pick him out, a couple centuries and the half century. the batting has impressive.
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for the first time in indian cricket history, they have balled out a team taking 50 wickets that the world cup. so that is where they're standing on top at the moment. they have one more game to come though against zimbabwe. six wins out of six and go into the knockout phase. as for new zealand, we're not sure who they're facing yet. the one thing is paul b. who will qualify along with india and south africa, pakistan, island, or westerner. that'll be settled on sunday. i goat go to australia and experience this world cup. >> let's make it clear before you go the paul b. results on your screen obviously india, south africa threw, kwhaps here at the end for third and fourth spot? >> a winner takes all contest. could come down to net run rates to decide things. facing the united arab of emirates who can't qualify for westerners. and they could get themselves into a quarterfinal place. but it is all going to come down to the head to head between
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pakistan and islands. >> i think, do we have it? i'm sure. >> well new zealand, australia will face scotland on saturday. if australia's we can see there, get a victory over scotland as we would expect. australia will finish second,ly is lanka will play south africa. >> waiting to get out of this rain-soaked manchester and get into australia. thanks very much. well, the team defied an australian court ruling to deny this man a practice ride in melbourne ahead of the season-opening grand prix. he won the initial take in a subsequent appeal after arguing he was promised a seat by them this season. his lawyers launched a contempt of court action which will be heard on saturday. the team is in limbo, he's taking the focus off the real action on the track. nick pair rot has our report?
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>> reporter: they are accused of taking themselves too seriously. mercedes can afford to have a laugh. like last season offered none on the track. streets ahead of the rest around albert park, nico was comfortablyhamilton. given the poll position here last year they should be harder to separate in qualifying. there's funny business going on down at pit lane. but it's nothing to laugh about. while the cars were on the track, the team had representatives in the supreme courts of victoria fighting a ruling that last season's reserve driver should be racing for them. the dutchman found his way into the circuit, but doesn't yet have the license he needs to drive in formula one. and the judge has eerded them back to court on saturday morning. urging them to have sensible discussions to come to an agreement. nick parrot bbc news. the president reiterated his support for karr low and his players. denying that the italian coach is facing the sack.
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he is under strong pressure from the spanish media and fans who wave white hankies after the loss in the champion's league. >> translator: i've come here to say that whatever happens, nothing is going to change. so i'll say it again, we are definitely facing that barcelona game with the responsibility that goes with it. games are sometimes won and sometimes lost. we are going to try to win. but i see a great desire in the players to beat barcelona. especially if it means becoming league leaders again. everyone believes that they are the exclusive holders of the truth. i don't know what to say, he's a great coach. he gave us four titles in his four seasons, we sought for this so long and won the european super cup, and a cup at del rey. he's been like that all of his life and it's not my place to change him. his success comes precisely from being who he is and the way he
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manages the team. now with the rugby world cup weeks ago, they will retain the william trophy. it'll be followed by millions all over the world, if you don't know what the game line is or the techniques of the tackle we've got the perfect man to explain it. here is a man who played professional rugby union. >> it's been a while since i laced up in the boots, it's all in the name of trying to explain a few finer points in what is a men's world cup year. sop let's get throughout and get into it. scrum's generate an massive amount of force up to two tons of weight and can be used as a powerful attacking tool. scrum can also be used to not
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only tire the opposition but also dominate them mentally. tackling with the wrong technique can prove costly as ireland's man found out, but in the next game his form was spot on. there it is it's all about technique, getting your legs your head your body in the right position. and with concussion being such a problem in the sport in a moment, and quite rightly so it's important we make sure to get this tackling technique in exactly right. and with defenses being so tight these days the key is to run the tight angles to get yourself over the game line. that is the advantage of getting yourself there, make sure you possibly get an advantage and the penalty. >> the world's best hitting a gap instead of the defender. it's a way of breaking the line and ensuring quick ball for the
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next phase. so that there is exact wla we're looking for. good body position get down low, clear out, and offload the ball and continue on. but, what defenses are hoping for is for an opponent to be upright at the moment and force a turnover. so there's a simple look at some of the games intricacies and what's going to be very important in a world cup year. just remember one thing, the young man's game. >> he is an expert isn't he? now matsui we has joined the new york yankees staff. to warn you there is flash photography coming up. . he played for the yankees for seven seasons and helped them to win the world series in 2009. he will spend the majority of
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the 2015 season traveling throughout the yankees minor league system. focussing on developing the cubs younger hitters and working with managers and batting coaches. >> you know, we'll take as much of him as we can get. he clearly is truly a giant yankee. you know obviously coming from the giants to the new york yankees. probably more so than any yankee in our history that title fits him best is a giant yankee. so obviously, you know, the respect factor for him is worldwide. >> that is it from sports today, i'm nick marshall, see you later.
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