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🇺🇸 My Life After 44 Years In Prison | AJ Shorts
 
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Want to stay on top of all the news you actually care about? http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Otis Johnson went to jail at the age of 25. When he got out at 69, he rejoined a world that was starkly different from the one he remembered. This is his story. Last year, we met Otis Johnson at a New York City shelter for ex-convicts. Everyone there was trying to get their feet back on the ground. Otis had just got out of prison after serving a 44-year sentence. The last time he had seen his family was May 1975. When we shared Otis's first story of being reintroduced to the modern world, viewers were amazed by just how unfamiliar everything was to him. iPhones, Times Square, jars of pre-mixed peanut butter and jelly ... everything was new or starkly different. INTERACTIVE: My life after 44 years in prison. The story of Otis Johnson His story clearly resonated with people. More than 12 million people watched Otis' story on YouTube, and we wanted to show them what happened next. We went to Asbury Park, in New Jersey, with Otis to try to find them. Reconnecting with family was something he had said he was always interested in doing, but hadn't got round to yet. After all, he was still learning how to navigate the city. He had a small box where he kept old, tattered photos of family members, but that was basically all the information he had on them. "The only address I really have is Asbury Park," Otis told us. So we took the train to Asbury Park not knowing much. But we did have Otis' memory. Once we arrived at the train station and began roaming the streets, small things about his old home slowly came back to him: extended family members, friends, shops. He wanted to find his aunt, Dottie Moore, and some other family members. He said many would probably think he was dead. When we talked to Otis about his relationship with his family, his answers were complicated. He was a member of the Fruit of Islam (the paramilitary wing of Nation of Islam, the Islamic religious movement once famously led by Malcom X) in his younger days. The Nation of Islam's stated goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans. Otis was a devout Muslim who said he helped "clean up the streets" of drug dealers. "We wasn't all bad," he would say. But Otis said some of his family members didn't buy that. He didn't know if they would be angry or happy to see him after all these years away. He had a nervous energy about him as we walked down Pine Street, knocking on doors and asking strangers about Dottie Moore. This final story on Otis Johnson is one of reconnection and reconciliation. It is the story of a man on a quest to reunite with remnants of his past and one, we hope, many can relate to. Find out more about Otis: http://aje.io/LifeAfterPrison More AJ Shorts: http://aljazeera.com/shorts -- Filmmakers: Elena Boffetta - https://twitter.com/ElenaBoffetta Jenna Belhumeur - https://twitter.com/jenna_bel Executive Producer: Yasir Khan - https://twitter.com/khanundrum Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #AlJazeeraBreaking #AlJazeeraLatestNews
Views: 15267305 Al Jazeera English
Finding my family after 44 years in prison | AJ Shorts
 
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Last year, we met Otis Johnson at a New York City shelter for ex-convicts. Everyone there was trying to get their feet back on the ground. Otis had just got out of prison after serving a 44-year sentence. The last time he had seen his family was May 1975. When we shared Otis's first story of being reintroduced to the modern world, viewers were amazed by just how unfamiliar everything was to him. iPhones, Times Square, jars of pre-mixed peanut butter and jelly ... everything was new or starkly different. His story clearly resonated with people. More than 12 million people watched Otis' story on YouTube, and we wanted to show them what happened next. We went to Asbury Park, in New Jersey, with Otis to try to find them. Reconnecting with family was something he had said he was always interested in doing, but hadn't got round to yet. After all, he was still learning how to navigate the city. He had a small box where he kept old, tattered photos of family members, but that was basically all the information he had on them. "The only address I really have is Asbury Park," Otis told us. So we took the train to Asbury Park not knowing much. But we did have Otis' memory. Once we arrived at the train station and began roaming the streets, small things about his old home slowly came back to him: extended family members, friends, shops. He wanted to find his aunt, Dottie Moore, and some other family members. He said many would probably think he was dead. When we talked to Otis about his relationship with his family, his answers were complicated. He was a member of the Fruit of Islam (the paramilitary wing of Nation of Islam, the Islamic religious movement once famously led by Malcom X) in his younger days. The Nation of Islam's stated goals were to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of African Americans. Otis was a devout Muslim who said he helped "clean up the streets" of drug dealers. "We wasn't all bad," he would say. But Otis said some of his family members didn't buy that. He didn't know if they would be angry or happy to see him after all these years away. He had a nervous energy about him as we walked down Pine Street, knocking on doors and asking strangers about Dottie Moore. This final story on Otis Johnson is one of reconnection and reconciliation. It is the story of a man on a quest to reunite with remnants of his past and one, we hope, many can relate to. Filmmakers: Jenna Belhumeur & Elena Boffetta Editor: Andrew Phillips Audio: Linus Bergman & John Otimi Assistant Producer: Ziad Ramley Executive Producer: Yasir Khan Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #AJShorts #USPrison
Views: 4325474 Al Jazeera English
🇨🇳 Interracial marriages on the rise in China | Al Jazeera English
 
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More than a million Chinese migrants now work and live on the African continent, while the number of Africans in China is thought to be around half that. It’s a relationship that is not restricted just to trade. Interracial marriages between Chinese and Africans are on the rise - from China's increasing investment in and trade with Africa has come an increase in migrants from Africa. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Liaoning, northeast China. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #interracialmarriagechina #interracialmarriage #chinaAfrica
Views: 862623 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇳 Arunachalam Muruganantham: India's Menstruation Man | AJ Shorts | भारत का मासिक धर्म मैन
 
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When he found out his wife was using old rags to manage her periods, Arunachalam Muruganantham, or Muruga, became obsessed with making the perfect sanitary pad for her. His neighbours called him a pervert and his wife left him, but he never gave up. After years of work, his invention has changed the lives of millions of women across India. Read Muruga's full story here: http://aje.io/MenstruationMan Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AJShorts #AlJazeeraEnglish #IndiaMenstruationMan
Views: 636647 Al Jazeera English
Shahidul Alam: Bangladesh is 'an autocracy by any means' | UpFront (Special interview)
 
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Award-winning photojournalist and human rights activist Shahidul Alam was arrested in August 2018 shortly after appearing on Al Jazeera to discuss anti-government student protests. After 107 days in jail, Alam was released, but could still face a prison sentence of 14 years in prison over violations of what human rights groups have called a repressive digital security law, which gives the Bangladeshi police the power to monitor people's online activity and arrest critics without warrants. In this special interview, we ask Alam whether Bangladesh is sliding towards autocracy, why the government is trying to silence him, and what is at stake for Bangladeshis if he loses his case. More from UpFront on: YouTube - http://aje.io/upfrontYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/ajUpFront Twitter - http://twitter.com/ajUpFront Website - http://aljazeera.com/upfront
Views: 137193 Al Jazeera English
🇺🇬 Uganda's pop star opposition MP Bobi Wine freed on bail | Al Jazeera English
 
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Ugandan popstar-turned-opposition politician Bobi Wine has been freed on bail after spending two days in a maximum-security prison. He's facing trial after leading a street protest last year against a tax on social media. The government has accused Wine and other opposition figures of trying to destabilise the country, but the opposition has vowed to hold leadership to account. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Kampala. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BobiWine #Uganda
Views: 18831 Al Jazeera English
🇺🇬 Uganda: Bobi Wine vows to keep fighting despite recent arrest | Al Jazeera English
 
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Uganda's opposition politician Bobi Wine has told Al Jazeera that he is willing to sit down with President Yoweri Museveni to discuss challenges facing the country. The popular musician-turned-politician was released after three days in custody for taking part in what the authorities called "unlawful protests" against a social media tax. Bobi Wine has support among young Ugandans, many of whom are poor, frustrated and have struggled to find jobs. Catherine Soi reports from Kampala - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #BobiWine #Uganda
Views: 17721 Al Jazeera English
🇵🇰 🇮🇷 Pakistan and Iran to form rapid reaction force along border area | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran and Pakistan have agreed to set up a joint-security force to tackle a rise in violence along the countries' shared border, during Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's first official visit to Iran. Both countries have accused each other of harbouring fighters on each other's soil. But closer ties between the two countries will displease the US. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Iran #Pakistan #ImranKhan
Views: 187048 Al Jazeera English
🇶🇦 World Cup 2022: Qatar inaugurates Al Wakrah Stadium | Al Jazeera English
 
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Qatar has unveiled its newly-built World Cup stadium - one of the eight planned venues for football's showpiece event in 2022. The Al Wakrah stadium got the star treatment for its inaugural match well before the championship begins. Al Jazeera's Joanna Gasiorowska reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #FifaWorldCup2022 #Qatar
Views: 331432 Al Jazeera English
🇻🇪 From riches to rags: Venezuela's economic crisis | The Big Picture
 
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The Venezuelan people struggle to cope with the toxic effects of hyperinflation, severe debt and chronic food and medicine shortages, as Venezuela - once the wealthiest country in the region - is mired in the worst economic crisis in its history. "Venezuelans today cannot eat. You see people eating from the garbage," says Professor Margarita Lopez Maya, Central University of Venezuela. So how does a country boasting the world's largest oil reserves find itself on the brink of economic ruin? It's the country's very history that sheds light on what has gone so drastically wrong in Venezuela today. When Hugo Chavez was elected president in December 1998, he promised to tackle corruption and poverty. He used Venezuela's rapidly growing oil wealth to set up social programmes, known as the Misiones, with the aim of eradicating poverty and reducing inequality. It was, many claimed, a much-needed intervention in the entrenched disparity between Venezuela's rich and poor. As Chavez strived to transform the nation with what he called 21st century socialism, his populist policies began to take a more radical turn. He nationalised industries and bloated state bureaucracy at great national expense, all funded by high oil prices and unchecked borrowing. Venezuela became saddled with record-high levels of debt. By the time of his death in March 2013, Chavez handed over both the reins of power to his handpicked successor, Nicolas Maduro, as well as the poisoned chalice of an economy about to implode. "Maduro has inherited a legacy of oil dependence at a period when Venezuela has gone bust, and at a time where the oil price has gone bust," says Professor Julia Buxton, author of The Failure of Political Reform in Venezuela, adding that Maduro "has simply not addressed any of the problems or the legacy that he inherited from President Chavez." "The collapse of economic activity makes this period, from 2013 onwards, the largest recession in Western Hemisphere history - significantly larger, almost twice as large as the Great Depression of the US," says Ricardo Hausmann, former Venezuelan minister for planning. The IMF predicts that in 2018, the Venezuelan economy will contract by 15 percent, and inflation will reach 13,000 percent. But will those now tasked with governing a struggling nation learn any lessons from its troubled past? - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 1235348 Al Jazeera English
🇺🇬 Ugandan opposition MP Bobi Wine faces court charges | Al Jazeera English
 
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Opposition MP and singer Bobi Wine has been in custody since Monday because he's been charged with leading an anti-government protest over a social media tax in the capital Kampala in July 2018. His lawyers say the charges have been fabricated to stop his criticism of the country's leadership. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Kampala. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Uganda #BobiWine #AljazeeraEnglish
Views: 19275 Al Jazeera English
🇹🇷 🇸🇦 The Jamal Khashoggi murder reconstructed | Al Jazeera English
 
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Six months after the prominent Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was killed, we reconstruct what three Turkish journalists believe happened behind closed doors at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Their book, Diplomatic Atrocity: The Dark Secrets of the Jamal Khashoggi Murder, is said to be based on Turkish intelligence. -Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe -Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish -Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera -Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #SaudiConsulate #Khashoggi
Views: 405953 Al Jazeera English
Blackwater's Erik Prince: Iraq, privatising wars, and Trump | Head to Head
 
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In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Erik Prince, the founder and former CEO of Blackwater, on his security firm’s performance during the Iraq w ar, the “exit strategy” he’s proposing for the w ar in Afghanistan, and his support for US President Donald Trump. During the early years of the Bush administration’s so-called ‘War on Terror’, Blackwater grew into one of the most profitable private military contractors in the US. Over the years, it received over a billion dollars’ worth of government contracts to provide security to top US officials, train members of the Iraqi army and police, and support the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Defense’s counternarcotics programme in Afghanistan. But following the 2007 Nisour Square incident where Blackwater employees shot and killed 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a traffic circle, the firm and its founder shot to international notoriety, highlighting the clear dangers of using armed military contractors on the battlefield. Prince, a former US Navy SEAL, has since been channeling his efforts to train security personnel abroad, including most recently in China, where he launched the Hong Kong-based Frontier Services Group, a security and logistics company. He’s also offered a proposal to end the costly, ongoing US-led war in Afghanistan – the longest in US history – by privatising the bulk of it: replacing thousands of US troops with private contractors and sending NATO forces home. But is he really the man to bring peace to the war-torn country? In front of the Oxford Union audience, we challenge Prince on the record of his private contractors in the Iraq w ar and ask him to explain how his controversial plan for the conflict in Afghanistan would bring it to an end. We’ll also ask Prince, who previously served as an informal advisor to President Trump and has been interviewed by both the US House Intelligence Committee and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, about his ties to the current administration. We are joined by a panel of three experts: Sean McFate, a former private military contractor, former officer in the US army, and author of the book, The New Rules of War. Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, an award-winning Guardian journalist from Iraq who’s covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and beyond. Tim Collins, a former commander in the British Army and co-founder of the private military consulting company, New Century. This episode will be broadcast March 8 at 20:00 GMT and will be repeated on March 9 at 12:00 GMT, March 10 at 01:00GMT and March 11 at 06:00 GMT. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/AJHeadToHead) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/AJHeadtoHead). Watch previous Head to Head episodes here: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/headtohead/episodes.html Head to Head is Al Jazeera's forum for ideas, a gladiatorial contest tackling big issues such as faith, nationalism, democracy and foreign intervention, in front of an opinionated audience at the Oxford Union. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #HeadtoHead #Blackwater
Views: 529391 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇳 India invents eco-friendly, hydrogen-powered automobile engine | Al Jazeera English
 
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A team of engineers in India is trying to help solve the country’s air pollution problem by inventing a hydrogen-powered automobile engine that they say emits virtually no pollution. Their invention has received three patents and Japan has become the first foreign country to allow the product to be imported. It’s expected to roll out for commercial use soon and one of the inventors hopes the technology will replace conventional engines. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #Aljazeeraenglish #India #AirPollution
Views: 67423 Al Jazeera English
Venezuelans face severe food shortage
 
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An ongoing political crisis in Venezuela is being made worse by an acute shortage of basic food items. As inflation rises to more than 700 percent, Venezuelans are struggling to feed their families. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from the capital, Caracas. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 58035 Al Jazeera English
🇵🇰 Meet Rozi Khan, the Pakistani Peter Dinklage | Al Jazeera English
 
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TV series Game of Thrones may be coming to an end, but not for Rozi Khan. The Pakistani waiter became famous because of his uncanny resemblance to Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister on the show. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #GameOfThrones #PeterDinklage #PakistaniPeterDinklage
Views: 154127 Al Jazeera English
🇲🇾 Malaysia: Power and Corruption | 101 East
 
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In 2018, after more than 60 years being ruled by the same party, Malaysians voted out Najib Razak and his government - the catalyst, the disappearance of billions of dollars of public funds involving Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB. Police raids on Najib's family homes after the election seized more than $270m worth of cash and luxury goods including Hermes Birkin handbags worth in excess of $10m and 12,000 pieces of jewellery - valued at more than $100m. For internationally acclaimed Malaysian cartoonist Zunar, none of this came as a surprise. For years, his cartoons portrayed images of government corruption and the extravagance of Najib's wife, Rosmah. Under Najib's government, Zunar faced nine criminal charges for his cartoons, carrying sentences totalling more than 43 years in jail - such was the crackdown on those who dared to speak out. Now a free man, he says that Rosmah had been "the most powerful person in Malaysia" when she was First Lady. A controversial Malaysian businessman, Deepak Jaikishan, who claims to have been Rosmah's confidant and her and Najib's business partner, backs up Zunar. Accusing the couple of benefitting from government deals, he says, "It went to a point where every project had to go through her. Any cabinet minister who defied her or dared to voice out against her was just x-ed off. You could say she's the de facto prime minister." Najib currently faces more than 40 criminal charges, from money laundering to abuse of power, while his wife Rosmah faces 19 charges for money laundering and tax evasion. Both continue to deny all charges. 101 East lifts the curtain on the alleged corruption of the former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, and his wife, Rosmah, and investigates how key institutions were rendered powerless as the nation's coffers were robbed.
Views: 325025 Al Jazeera English
🇧🇩 Is Bangladesh a one-party state? | Head to Head
 
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In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Gowher Rizvi, the International Affairs advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, on the state of the country’s democracy and whether it is heading towards authoritarianism. Once one of the poorest countries in the region, Bangladesh’s economy has been booming over the last decade, with economic growth faster than its neighbours, India and Pakistan. It also boasts lower infant mortality and longer life expectancy than its peers. However, human rights groups warn that the country is becoming increasingly autocratic, accusing the government of clamping down on any form of dissent and hounding and locking up its political rivals. In recent elections Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Awami League, reasserted its power following a landslide general election victory. The opposition rejected the results, amid violence which saw 17 killed and allegations of vote-rigging and intimidation. Our guest on Head to Head is Gowher Rizvi, close ally of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and advisor on international affairs. Mr Rizvi is also a renowned historian and former Oxford University scholar. We challenge Mr Rizvi on Sheikh Hasina’s government’s record in office and whether it is increasingly trying to silence its critics. We also ask him about the ongoing Rohingya crisis, where over 1 million refugees have fled Myanmar and are living in camps in Bangladesh. Is Bangladesh doing enough to help? We are joined by a panel of three experts: Saida Muna Tasneem, Bangladesh's High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. Abbas Faiz, South Asia analyst at Essex University, previously worked for Amnesty International for more than 30 years. Tasneem Khalil, Swedish Bangladeshi journalist, author of Jallad: Death Squads and State Terror in South Asia. Is Bangladesh a one-party state? with Gohwer Rizvi will be broadcast on March 1 at 20:00 GMT and will be repeated on March 2nd at 12:00 GMT, March 3rd at 01:00 GMT and March 4th at 06:00 GMT. Head to Head is Al Jazeera's forum for ideas, a gladiatorial contest tackling big issues such as faith, nationalism, democracy and foreign intervention, in front of an opinionated audience at the Oxford Union. Follow us on: https://www.facebook.com/AJHeadToHead and @AJheadtohead Watch previous Head to Head shows here: https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/headtohead/episodes.html #Gowher_Rizvi_Al_Jazeera - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Bangladesh #HeadtoHead
Views: 861937 Al Jazeera English
Iran says attacks on oil tankers orchestrated to spark conflict | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran says the recent alleged attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the UAE were an attempt by "extremists" in the United States and elsewhere to ratchet up tensions. - Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #IranOil #USSanctions
Views: 63931 Al Jazeera English
🇪🇺 🇮🇷 'Maximum restraint': Europe allies reject US escalation with Iran | Al Jazeera English
 
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The European Union has told the US Secretary of State that it fully supports the international nuclear deal with Iran and called on the United States to show maximum restraint. Mike Pompeo held talks with EU foreign ministers during an unexpected stopover in Brussels. The bloc's foreign policy chief expressed concern that the US strategy towards Tehran carries grave risks. Last week, Iran announced it was scaling back some commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports from Brussels. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #US_IranTensions #EuropeanUnion #IranNuclearDeal
Views: 139735 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇷 Iran quadruples uranium enrichment | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran has criticised the US for "genocidal taunts" and says it's increasing its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium. - Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEngish #Uranium #IranSanctions
Views: 112594 Al Jazeera English
🇰🇷 Plastic Surgery: The Cost of Beauty | 101 East
 
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Seoul, South Korea's capital, is at the heart of a growing obsession to look perfect. In the Apgujeong district of Seoul, the streets are lined with endless rows of plastic surgery clinics. Business is booming. In South Korea, v-shaped jaws, double eyelids and dimpled smiles are all the rage and people from across the nation, and the world, are flocking to the clinics for plastic surgery, supporting an industry worth $5bn a year. More than 4,000 clinics provide cosmetic surgery in Seoul, with an estimated 650,000 people a year going under the knife. But the surgeries performed by some of the clinics do not always live up to patients' expectations and the quest for beauty and profits is putting lives at risk. So Yi Yoon has suffered many medical problems since having plastic surgery, including not being able to close one of her eyes. She now works two jobs to pay off her debts and is suffering from depression. On this edition of 101 East, we look at what is driving the growth of this booming business and at what price to individuals and the wider Korean society? 101 East delves into Korea's plastic surgery craze and uncovers the real price of pursuing physical perfection. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east #Plastic_Surgery #Cosmetic_Surgery #Al_Jazeera_English
Views: 2668107 Al Jazeera English
Muhammad Yunus: Aung San Suu Kyi 100 percent to blame for Rohingya plight 🇲🇲 - UpFront
 
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In what the United Nations has called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", in recent weeks more than half a million majority-Muslim Rohingya have fled Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh. Myanmar's security forces and Buddhist vigilantes have been accused of mass rape, murder and the burning of entire villages. Nobel Peace laureate and economist Muhammad Yunus placed the blame on de facto leader and fellow Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. "I'll put 100 percent of the blame on her because she is the leader," Yunus said. When asked if Myanmar's military is actually wielding the power and rendering her essentially powerless, Yunus replied, "Well, then she should resign." Yunus also said that by staying on in government Aung San Suu Kyi is "absolutely" giving her blessing to the military and its actions in Myanmar. "Not only that, verbally she's defending it," he added. "She says, 'I don't know why these people are going. No, we don't have atrocities. No, it is Arakanese who are attacking us.' All kinds of things ... She gets all the blame and she's responsible for it, and she has to fix it." In the interview, we also discuss his new book, and Yunus warns that the way the concentration of wealth has taken place in the world is leading to a ticking timebomb. For this week's Headliner, we speak with Muhammad Yunus, the author of the new book, A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions. More from UpFront on: YouTube - http://aje.io/upfrontYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/ajUpFront Twitter - http://twitter.com/ajUpFront Website - http://aljazeera.com/upfront
Views: 97064 Al Jazeera English
🇸🇩 Sudan launches deadly crackdown on protests | Al Jazeera English
 
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People behind the anti-government demonstrations in Sudan say security forces have killed at least five protesters in the last 24 hours, a claim disputed by the government. Police spokesman General Hashim Abdel-Rahim disputed the tally saying only one person was killed during the Saturday's protests, which saw one of the largest turnouts in nearly four months of demonstrations calling on President Omar al-Bashir to resign. The protests began in December in reaction to spiralling prices and a failing economy but quickly escalated into demands for Bashir's departure after three decades in power. Al Jazeera's Ijeoma Ndukwe reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Sudan #Protests
Views: 11994 Al Jazeera English
🇦🇷 My Disability Won't Stop Me from Being a Mom | AJ Shorts
 
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There's no love like a mother's love. Valeria Rodriguez Fontenla, a single mother in Argentina with a debilitating disease, overcomes incredible odds for her daughter. Read her story: http://aje.io/Valeria Filmed by Simona Bua for AJE Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #AJShorts #Disability
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🇨🇳 Food for thought: China's Food Safety | 101 East
 
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Every year two million people die from unsafe food and water around the world. Food safety experts warn these deaths may be caused by human design, and nowhere is this trend more prevalent than in China. Tracing the making of a bowl of wonton noodle soup, a 101 East investigation exposes the toxic stew this iconic dish has become. From tainted additives in noodles, to growth hormones in pork, to industrial filler posing as meat, presenter Steve Chao finds that anything is possible for producers looking to cut corners and make a fast buck. Do you have a story about Chinese food you consumed? @AJ101East goes undercover to expose the hidden harm in China's Food Industry. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
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Chinese billionaires are obsessed with Belgian racing pigeons
 
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Nikolaas and hundreds of others live here at Pigeon Paradise, an exclusive breeding centre. Last year $23 million dollars worth of racing pigeons were sold from here, most to China. Today another 420 birds on their way to China - total value? $911,000. More on our website: http://aljazeera.com Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AJEngligh Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Find us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/aljazeera
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🇮🇷 🇺🇸 Iran denies US accusation of attacks on oil tankers off UAE coast | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has ruled out negotiation with Washington over its nuclear programme, but also said there wouldn't be a war. Iran's ambassador to the United Nations has denied his country's involvement in an incident at a port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that left four cargo ships damaged. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Iran #SaudiOilTankers
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📺 Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent revisited | The Listening Post
 
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There is an exquisite and oft-quoted moment in an interview between BBC journalist Andrew Marr and Noam Chomsky in which Marr asks: "How can you know that I'm self-censoring?". "I'm not saying you're self censoring. I'm sure you believe everything you're saying. But what I'm saying is that if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sitting where you're sitting." Wry as ever, Chomsky exposed the slightly delusional pretensions of the journalistic establishment - and not far behind, the complicities of the media industry with political power. Harsh? Perhaps. True? All too often. For many of us who work at The Listening Post, Chomsky's ideas on the media in Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media have provided us with a guide, full of cautionary tales and ideas that are still controversial to this day. The book was published in 1988 - a year before the end of the Cold War when it was announced that western liberal democracy had triumphed, heralding the end of ideology, authoritarianism, and propaganda. In the past 30 years, we have seen the mass communications industry multiply, providing an illusion of choice, echoing the rhetorics of freedom - of press, of expression - but not necessarily yielding the pluralism liberal democracies had promised. In that way, the book continues to resonate. But like all revered texts, Manufacturing Consent also calls upon us as active readers, journalists, citizens to interrogate its premises. Does the book's denunciatory tone risk overstate the power of the media establishment? Does it underestimate the critical faculties of the public? Is the media so homogenous an entity that power can be wielded top-down? Where are the lapses, the blind spots? Where do journalists find pockets of power that serve to disrupt? We spoke to three journalists who have their careers being disruptive and asked them about the ideas that had influenced them in Chomsky and Herman's book: Matt Taibbi, whose reporting for Rolling Stone has provided one of the most critical accounts of US political history in recent years; Indian editor-in-chief Aman Sethi who questions the premises of Chomsky's book and Amira Hass, the Haaretz correspondent for the Occupied Territories. The first thing we asked Hass was what she thought about Chomsky's statement: "the general population doesn't know what's happening, and it doesn't even know that it doesn't know". "This is a very humanist and optimistic statement," she responded. "The belief that when people are informed they may act, things may change. In Hebrew, the words knowledge and awareness are all made of the same root. Yedda and Mudaoot. And so awareness is connected to Mudaoot in Hebrew. And this is how I started working in Gaza, aware that the Israeli public knows nothing about the occupation and what it means. But the people do not pick up this information. They have access to it but they choose not to access it." Hass has been covering Palestine for the best part of 30 years - in that time, sources of information have multiplied, but public outrage? "Today we have so much access to information in other ways that we are on a collision with the fact that people are not interested in what does not serve immediately their interest," she said, with resignation, "and this is a very sad realisation." Aman Sethi put it like this: "It's easy to say that people believe what they believe because their consent has been manufactured. But what if people know exactly what's going on and still believe what they believe, right? Then that's terrifying." More from The Listening Post on: YouTube - http://aje.io/listeningpostYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJListeningPost Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJListeningPost Website - http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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🌏 earthrise - Greening the Desert
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe For centuries the Jordan Valley was renowned for being one of the most lush and productive lands in the world. But years of over-grazing has left it arid. Now one permaculture expert is reversing this decline and turning the desert green again.
Views: 36644 Al Jazeera English
Sierra Leone: Efforts to preserve slave trade history
 
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A national organisation in Sierra Leone is looking to raise funds and awareness to preserve what was once the country's biggest slave trade port. The station on Bunce Island was set up 350 years ago to ship thousands of Africans to the Americas. Al Jazeera’s Nina Devries reports from Bunce Island. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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🇮🇷 🇨🇳 Iran's Zarif: 'Concrete action' needed to save nuclear deal | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is in China. He's been touring the region to shore up support after the US tightened sanctions on Iran's oil sector. China is a signatory to the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers and the biggest buyer of Iranian oil. But ties between them are now coming under pressure from Washington. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Beijing, China. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #IranChinaRelations #USSanctions
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🇺🇸 🇮🇶 US embassy in Iraq orders non-emergency staff to leave | Al Jazeera English
 
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The US State Department has ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately. This comes amid rising tensions in the region. Last week the US deployed warships to the Gulf in a move it said was a response to indications of threats from Iran. Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson joins us live from Baghdad. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #Iraq #BreakingNews #Aljazeeraenglish
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🇲🇾 Malaysia: The World's Biggest Heist | 101 East
 
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It's been branded the world's biggest heist - between 2009 and 2014 at least $4.5 billion was allegedly stolen from Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB. At the centre of the scandal are the former Prime Minister, Najib Razak and the now fugitive Malaysian financier and alleged mastermind of the scam, Jho Low. Ousted from power last year, Najib now faces almost 40 criminal charges and Jho Low is wanted in Malaysia, Singapore and the United States. The heist allegedly began soon after a joint venture deal was signed between 1MDB and a little-known company called, PetroSaudi. Hundreds of millions were soon siphoned to a Swiss bank account controlled by Jho Low and then later, as alleged by the US Department of Justice, into Najib Razak’s personal bank accounts in Malaysia. The world may never have known any of this, if it hadn’t been for a disgruntled PetroSaudi ex-employee, Xavier Justo. He leaked more than 200,000 confidential emails containing evidence of alleged criminal activity to a British journalist, Clare Rewcastle Brown. At least half a dozen criminal investigations into the misappropriation of the billions of dollars from 1MDB are currently underway around the world and charges are being laid not only against the alleged conspirators, but executives from global financial institutions. In this episode of 101 East we investigate the deals and alleged criminal cover-ups that robbed Malaysia of billions of dollars, and track down the accidental hero who blew the whistle. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Malaysia #101East
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🇺🇸🇳🇿 Americans shocked at New Zealand's move towards gun control | Al Jazeera English
 
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In addition to sharing tributes online, people in the United States are surprised by how quickly New Zealand's government appears to be moving on to the gun control debate after attacks on mosques in the country killed at least 50 people on Friday. Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
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One on One - Gore Vidal
 
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Gore Vidal has been a leader in American literary culture for six decades.
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🇨🇳 China's Transport Revolution - earthrise
 
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Urban air pollution in China has reached crisis levels and studies estimate it kills more than a million people in the country each year. Since the 1980s, Shenzhen has grown from being little more than a farming community to a booming metropolis with more than 11 million inhabitants, 150 skyscrapers and more than three million cars. Here, the new energy vehicle industry is booming. By September of this year, all of Shenzhen's buses will be fully electric. Meanwhile, residents are restricted access to new licence plates for cars running on fossil fuels and nudged to buy hybrid or electric ones through government subsidies. And there's an even more environmentally friendly way of getting around in Shenzhen: through its "dockless" city cycles. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 102964 Al Jazeera English
🇿🇦 Poisoning Rhino horns to save species in South Africa | Al Jazeera English
 
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The survival of the rhino is under threat. That is according to the World Wildlife Fund, which says that more than 8,000 rhinos have been poached for their horns since 2010. They are killed to meet the high demand for horns in Asia. But in South Africa, the staff at a wildlife reserve say they have found a way to try and save the species. Al Jazeera's Ijeoma Ndukwe reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Rhino #SouthAfrica
Views: 6511 Al Jazeera English
Akon: 'America was never built for black people' - Talk to Al Jazeera
 
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Akon: 'America was never built for black people' - Talk to Al Jazeera The Senegalese-American recording artist talks frankly about US race relations, "rebranding" Africa, and his music. Akon talks to Al Jazeera about running his musical career as a business; his projects - both philanthropic and artistic; singing songs for peace and whether he thinks it can really make an impact; and being an African in the US. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Street Food - Kingston - 27 Dec 08 - Part 1
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Street Food - Kingston reveals the culture, the community and the dark underbelly of life in Jamaica - all through the island's cuisine. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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Gaza Killings: Who is to blame? | Head to Head
 
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In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges Danny Ayalon on whether Israel is responsible for the recent killings of Palestinians following months of protests along the Gaza fence. Formerly a deputy foreign minister to Israel and ambassador to the United States, Ayalon has been a key player and trusted adviser in Israel's foreign policy for more than two decades. He has been a political adviser to three prime ministers - Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak and, most recently, Bejamin Netanyahu. As the region marks the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state of Israel, which led to the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians in what is referred to as the "Nakba" or "catastrophe", we challenge him on whether Israel's shooting of Palestinian protesters is moral or legal. We also examine whether Iran is more or less of a threat since the US withdrew from the nuclear deal and if Netanyahu is undermining Israel's democracy by attempting to curtail civil rights and pushing the country to the far right. We are joined by a panel of three experts: Avi Shlaim, renowned Israeli-British historian and emeritus professor at Oxford University. Paul Charney, chairman of the UK Zionist Federation. Diana Buttu, Israeli-Palestinian lawyer and former adviser to the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Editor's note: Since the recording of this programme, an investigation by Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem concluded that Israeli security forces "deliberately killed" Palestinian paramedic Razan al-Najjar at a protest along the Gaza fence. The episode was also recorded just before Knesset passed the controversial "Jewish nation-state" law on July 19. Gaza Killings: Who is to blame? with Danny Ayalon will be broadcast on July 20 at 20:00 GMT and will be repeated on July 21 at 12:00 GMT, July 22 at 01:00 GMT and July 22 at 06:00 GMT. Head to Head is Al Jazeera's forum for ideas, a gladiatorial contest tackling big issues in front of an opinionated audience at the Oxford Union. More from Head to Head on: YouTube - http://aje.io/headtoheadYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJHeadToHead Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJHeadToHead Website - http://aljazeera.com/headtohead - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 347530 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇷 Iran announces partial withdrawal from 2015 nuclear deal | Al Jazeera English
 
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President Hassan Rouhani has told world powers that Iran will stop implementing 'some commitments' under the 2015 nuclear deal. But in a letter to ambassadors of the UK, France, Germany, China and Russia. Rouhani emphasised Iran was still committed to the deal despite the US withdrawal last year. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi joins us on the line from Tehran to discuss this. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #Iran #IranNuclearDeal #BreakingNews
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🇮🇷 🇺🇸 Iran slams 'genocidal taunts' by US, increases uranium stockpiles | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has downplayed US President Donald Trump's "genocidal taunts" but warned Trump Iran would not be intimidated by them. However, on Monday Iran quadrupled its rate of production of low-enriched uranium. Both sides have been trading threats while signalling they were still open to negotiation. Al Jazeera’s Patty Culhane reports from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #US_IranTensions #Iran #IranSanctions
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🇮🇶 US ally and Iran's neighbour, Iraq is caught in the middle | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iraq's prime minister says he's sending a delegation to the United States and Iran. There are concerns a military confrontation could lead to renewed conflict in Iraq, which is a US ally and Iran's neighbour. People in Iraq are hoping for a peaceful solution and hope their country will not be turned into a battleground again. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Baghdad. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Iraq #USIranTensions
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earthrise - Rain Catchers
 
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Using sand dams to turn once arid soil into fertile farmland.
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One on One - Professor John Nash - 5 Dec 09 - Part 1
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Riz Khan meets the man who was the inspiration behind the film 'A Beautiful Mind' - a Nobel Prize winner who battled with severe paranoid schizophrenia, John Nash. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voice to the voiceless.' Reaching more than 270 million households in over 140 countries across the globe, our viewers trust Al Jazeera English to keep them informed, inspired, and entertained. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect. It is our unique brand of journalism that the world has come to rely on. We are reshaping global media and constantly working to strengthen our reputation as one of the world's most respected news and current affairs channels. Social Media links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Instagram: https://instagram.com/aljazeera/?ref=... Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajenglish Website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ google+: https://plus.google.com/+aljazeera/posts
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🇲🇲 Asia's Meth Boom | 101 East
 
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Methamphetamines are flooding into countries across Asia. But where do the drugs come from, and who is profiting from feeding the world’s addiction? 101 East travels to the notorious “Golden Triangle” to investigate what’s driving Asia’s meth boom and why authorities are powerless to stop it. With rare access to the borderlands of Myanmar, the world’s largest meth producer, 101 East meets leaders of rebel armies who are often blamed for the country’s drug production and explores whether the nation’s military could be involved. On the front line of the drug war, 101 East joins a patrol with the Thai military as they try to stop the massive flow of methamphetamines coming across the border from Myanmar. In a recent bust, Thai authorities seized 300 kilograms of crystal meth. If it had reached Australia, the drugs, known as ‘ice’, would have been worth $180 million. But despite record-breaking amounts of meth being seized across the region, authorities estimate they are only catching about 20 per cent of it. The rest can end up anywhere from construction sites in Thailand, where laborers use the drug to help them work long hours, to wealthier countries like Australia, where young people take the drug to party. “The world has lost the war on drugs,” says Thailand’s Justice Minister. With unrivalled access to parts of Asia rarely seen, this 101 East documentary paints an unnerving picture of an underground trade that authorities seem powerless to stop. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #101East #Meth
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🇮🇷 Iran's basic goods prices double as fall of rial continues | Al Jazeera English
 
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US sanctions are making life in Iran increasingly difficult for its people. Iranians say their devalued currency is a more pressing problem. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Iran #USIranTension
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🇺🇸 🇮🇶 US warns non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq | Al Jazeera English
 
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The US State Department has ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately. The order follows a warning by the United States military of a threat from Iranian-linked groups. But that appears to contradict the view of a senior general in Iraq. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Baghdad. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #USIranTension #IraqNews
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🇯🇵 Japan's Stalking Crisis | 101 East
 
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It is a fear that haunts the lives of too many Japanese women; a silent epidemic with consequences that can be fatal: Japan is suffering a wave of violent male stalkers. And some victims are speaking out. Reports of stalking have increased ten-fold in the past decade, with more than 21,000 reported cases last year. But experts warn that this could be just the tip of the iceberg. Rates of stalking are growing faster in Japan than in any other nation. When a stalker murdered a woman in 2011, Japan's anti-stalking law was toughened. But the killings continue. 'Hiro' began stalking his wife when she fled their home and his violent, controlling ways. He tells 101 East that he planned to kill his wife in divorce court because he believed it would be better for her to die than to be with another man. Like Hiro, Japan's stalkers are often jilted lovers seeking revenge on former partners who they feel have wronged them or tried to leave them. It is not easy to find victims and perpetrators willing to talk about stalking. But through support groups, we enter a world that remains hidden in the shadows of Japanese society, often at a shocking cost. We speak to stalking victims who detail the terrifying experience of being continually threatened and harassed. We also hear from the brother of a woman who was killed by her stalker. He wants to draw attention to the dangers of stalking and says tougher laws are needed to protect women. Therapists working with both victims and perpetrators say that much of the crisis is rooted in Japanese society. They say many Japanese men believe that they "own" women. They also claim that the police often fail to act to stop violent attacks. Japan's leading criminal psychologist on stalking is calling for therapy to be made compulsory for any stalker with a criminal conviction. 101 East travels to Japan to explore the fear stalking numerous women across the country, and to hear from the men behind this insidious crime. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYouTube Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 890684 Al Jazeera English