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My Life After 44 Years In Prison | AJ Shorts
 
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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. 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: 15347578 Al Jazeera English
Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine
 
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According to American linguist and political activist, Noam Chomsky, media operate through 5 filters: ownership, advertising, the media elite, flak and the common enemy. Follow #MediaTheorised, an online project by Al Jazeera English’s media analysis show The Listening Post Facebook: /AJListeningPost Twitter: @AJListeningPost Narrated by Amy Goodman, Executive Producer of Democracy Now! Designed and animated by Pierangelo Pirak
Views: 1175642 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: 640177 Al Jazeera English
🇯🇵 Earthrise - Japan's Future Farms
 
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By 2050, the world will need to feed an additional 2.5 billion people living in cities. Yet as the demand for food rises, the amount of land available for agriculture in developed countries is expected to decline. In Japan, at the Fujitsu factory of Aizu-Wakamatsu which still manufactures semiconductor chips for computers, a different project is underway which may offer a solution to this problem. The company has converted an unused part of the factory into a farm to grow food - and more specifically, to grow lettuce. Fujitsu has focused on growing a low-potassium variety, which is sold to people with kidney problems who cannot process the mineral properly. Join Rachel Mealey in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture to visit the sun-free and soil-free urban farms of the future.
Views: 903557 Al Jazeera English
UN General Assembly: World leaders' attempts to stand out
 
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For more than 70 years, world leaders have gathered before the United Nations General Assembly to speak and to be heard. However, with more than 190 leaders in attendance, some of them have resorted to colourful, creative, even controversial ways of grabbing attention. Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 245140 Al Jazeera English
earthrise - Plastic Fuel
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe We have produced more plastic in the last ten years than we did in the whole of the last century. Plastic takes 100 years to degrade, which means that every single piece we have not recycled still exists. Many of the plastic items we throw away can be recycled into new products -- but some types, known as 'end-of-life' plastics, currently have no second life and end up in landfill, where they can release hazardous chemicals into the environment. How to deal with these plastics is one of the most pressing questions for businesses and local authorities. Technology company Cynar is giving these waste plastics one more life by turning them into synthetic fuel at their plant in Portlaoise, Ireland. Using a process called pyrolysis, plastics are heated in an oxygen-free environment to prevent them from burning, and then broken into their component hydrocarbons to create the equivalent of a petroleum distillate. This can then be separated into different fuels. The end products are cleaner, lower in sulphur and in the case of the diesel, higher quality than regular diesel fuel. Cynar is currently able to produce 19,000 litres of fuel from 20 tonnes of waste plastic. The company plans to set up more plants across the UK, and with 15 million tonnes of plastics still going into landfill in Europe every year, they have plenty of raw materials at their disposal. Oliver Steeds of the earthrise team visits the Cynar plant in Ireland, to find out how the process works. 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
Views: 154644 Al Jazeera English
First shipment of Russian S-400 systems delivered to Turkey
 
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Russian cargo planes have begun delivering a controversial missile system in Turkey. The first shipment of the S-400 air defence system has been flown into a military airfield in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The launch vehicles can each carry four long-range missiles. The United States had warned it would cancel an F-35 fighter jet deal if Turkey took delivery of the missiles. Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu has more from Istanbul. - 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/ #Turkey #S400Missiles #AljazeeraEnglish
Views: 494621 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: 20592 Al Jazeera English
Kismayo attack: Prominent journalist among dead in Somalia
 
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A suicide bomber rammed a car containing explosives into the Asasey Hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo and gunmen then stormed the building in the autonomous Jubaland region. At least 26 people have been killed. Among the victims was prominent Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Naleyah, founder of Integration TV, and Mohamed Sahal Omar, a reporter from SBC TV in Kismayo. The al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab fighters stormed the hotel after detonating a car bomb on Friday while local elders and legislators met to discuss approaching regional elections. Al Jazeera's Sara Khairat 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/ #Somalia #alShababAttacks #KismayoAttack
Views: 21177 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇷 Iran vows to fight for right to sell oil despite US sanctions | Al Jazeera English
 
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Iran’s supreme leader, senior military commanders, the country’s top diplomat and the president have all in recent days attacked US sanctions imposed on Tehran. Battle-ready warships are patrolling the high-traffic Strait of Hormuz, with Iranian officials saying if they can't sell oil through the strait, no one will. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from the Strait of Hormuz near Iran’s southern coast. - 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 #IranSanctions #HormuzStrait
Views: 699716 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇷 OPEC chief visits Iran as US sanctions waivers expire | Al Jazeera English
 
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OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo visited Tehran for an oil and gas expo just hours before sanctions waivers the US granted to Iran's biggest oil customers were set to expire. The OPEC chief visit came as China, Turkey and Iraq said that they cannot abide by the unilateral US sanctions and would continue doing business with Iran and one Russian executive claimed that they have been encouraged to do business with Iranian companies. However, the Iranian economy is already struggling and prices are soaring; the expiration of the sanctions waivers mean the situation has become even more precarious. 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 #OPEC #IranOil
Views: 55418 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: 1309371 Al Jazeera English
Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone
 
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The US says an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down one of its military drones in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz. It's believed the drone was being used for high-altitude surveillance This comes hours after Iran's Revolutionary Guard made a similar announcement. But Tehran is disputing the location of the incident, saying it violated Iranian airspace in the south of the country. According to a statement posted by the Revolutionary Guard, the drone was flying over the Hormozgan province. Earlier, a spokesman for the US Central Command said no drone flew over Iranian territory, but he refused to comment when asked if a US drone had been shot down. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari 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/ #TensionsInTheGulf #Iran #IranianRevolutionaryGuard
Views: 182192 Al Jazeera English
Cape Town violence: Army deployed on streets 'temporarily'
 
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South Africa's government has reassured people living in Cape Town that the army will only be temporarily deployed onto the city's streets. The move, which is expected to last three months, is aimed at tackling the rising violence in the city's poorest neighbourhoods. More than 2,000 people have been murdered in the Western Cape Province in the past six months, almost half of them in an area known as the Cape Flats. Al Jazeera's Fahmida Miller reports from Mannenberg, Cape Town. - 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/ #SouthAfrica #CapeTown #CapeTownViolence
Views: 24365 Al Jazeera English
West Africa economy: Leaders push for single currency ECO
 
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As many as 15 countries in West Africa have agreed to adopt a single currency, called ECO, next year. Experts are divided on the effect it would have on the region's economy, especially in the eight member states that use the French-backed CFA franc. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque has more on that from Senegal's capital Dakar. - 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 #CFA #WestAfricanCurrency
Views: 24692 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: 580280 Al Jazeera English
Aral Sea: Uzbekistan and UN to attempt revival of dried-up lake
 
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The Uzbekistan government and the United Nations are trying to bring life back into the Aral Sea. After the rivers feeding it were diverted, the Central Asian lake and former fishing ground is now a desert - with poisonous salt storms and an extreme climate. Its disappearance has been described as one of the world's largest man-made environmental disasters. But now the Uzbekistan government and the United Nations are trying to bring the region back to life. Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from the Aral Sea. Correction 15/07/2019: This text has been updated to correct the title of Helen Fraser, she is UN resident coordinator and not head of UNDP. - 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 #AralSea #Uzbekistan
Views: 40317 Al Jazeera English
Europe says no sanctions for Iran, but calls for cooperation
 
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European leaders say they will not take disciplinary measures against Iran, after the nuclear watchdog agency, IAEA, confirmed it had breached a stockpile limit agreed to in 2015. But they urge Tehran not to reduce its cooperation with the deal. The Islamic republic believes because the US violated an international treaty when it pulled out, other parties should have kept their side of the deal. 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 #Europe #IranNuclearDeal
Views: 150601 Al Jazeera English
Trump confirms calling off strikes against Iran
 
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Iran will respond firmly to any US threat against it, a spokesman of the country's Foreign Ministry has said after President Donald Trump warned it of "obliteration" if a full-scale conflict would ensue. Under pressure to respond to the high-stakes incident near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, Trump said the United States was prepared to hit "3 different sites" on Thursday night but that he scrapped the strikes "10 minutes" before it could happen. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have spiked since Thursday when an Iranian missile destroyed a US surveillance drone. Tehran said the drone was shot down over its territory and Washington said it occurred in international airspace. Al Jazeera's Alan Fischer 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 #MilitaryEscalation #USIranTensions
Views: 86344 Al Jazeera English
UAE and Russia show support for Iran on oil tanker attacks
 
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The foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates says there is not enough evidence to suggest Iran carried out recent attacks on oil tankers in and around Gulf waters. His comments came during a visit to Moscow where Russia’s top diplomat showed strong support for allies in Tehran. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi has more from the Iranian capital. - 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 #OilTankerAttacks #Iran
Views: 278053 Al Jazeera English
Zimbabwe inflation: Gov't trying to head off mass strikes
 
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Zimbabwe is going to raise public sector pay for the second time in three months, after labour groups threatened mass protests. Inflation is running close to 100 percent, as the country struggles with shortages of bread, fuel and medicine. Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare. - 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/ #Zimbabwe #ZimbabweEconomicCrisis #ZimbabweInflation
Views: 22882 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: 2752761 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: 99891 Al Jazeera English
Single currency hopes to unite West African nations
 
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West African leaders are gathering in Ivory Coast to plan the rollout of a single shared currency. It is part of a plan to strengthen regional ties and boost trade. The move would mean eight former French colonies giving up their use of the CFA Franc currency. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Abidjan. - 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 #CFA #WestAfrica
Views: 22629 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: 121178 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇸 Turning CO2 into stone in Iceland - earthrise
 
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One hundred percent of Iceland's electricity needs are generated from renewable sources, including geothermal energy. With the aim of cutting emissions even further, a unique carbon capture system called CarbFix is being pioneered at the Hellsheidi geothermal power plant in western Iceland. Carbon dioxide emissions are captured, mixed with water and injected into the ground. Through this process, the CO2 is transformed into a mineral called calcite within just six months. This solid form of CO2 storage is seen as one of the most effective ways of preventing the gas from entering the atmosphere. - 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: 83875 Al Jazeera English
Astronomers capture first-ever image of a black hole | Al Jazeera English
 
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Scientists have unveiled the highly anticipated first picture of a black hole, a gravitational monster in a galaxy tens of millions of light years away. Black holes are so far away they have been impossible to see. But a global collaboration involving a network of telescopes has made this first picture possible. The debate now begins into whether the image supports or shatters Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity. - 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 #Blackhole #Astronomers
Views: 79045 Al Jazeera English
Noam Chomsky on Clinton vs Sanders | UpFront
 
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Renowned political theorist Noam Chomsky is often cited for his criticism of the US political system. In the second of a special two-part interview, Chomsky sits down with Mehdi Hasan to discuss the US presidential election and the rise of Islamophobia. The US academic says Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has the "best policies", but little chance of winning in a "mainly bought" election. When asked if he would vote for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton if he lived in a swing state, Chomsky says: "Oh absolutely... my vote would be against the Republican candidate." 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: 873860 Al Jazeera English
Dawkins on religion: Is religion good or evil? | Head to Head
 
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With the headlines covering fanaticism, fundamentalism, superstition and ignorance, religion is getting a bad press these days. And much of the conflict in the world, from the Middle East to Nigeria and Myanmar, is often blamed on religion. But how are things from a different perspective? Some defenders of religion claim Adolf Hitler was an atheist. Communism under Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot or Mao Zedong banned religion, but also massacred millions. And science brought incredible and amazing advances, but also pollution and the atomic bomb. A critic of religious dogmatism, Professor Richard Dawkins revolutionised genetics in 1976 with the publication of The Selfish Gene. He has since written 12 more bestsellers, including The God Delusion which sold millions of copies, was translated into more than 30 languages, and catapulted him to the position of the world's foremost atheist. Mehdi Hasan challenges evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins at the Oxford Union in front of a varied and lively audience. In a frank and at times heated exchange, they discuss: Is religion a force for good or evil? Can it co-exist with science? Is science the new religion? And why if god does not exist, is religion so persistent? 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/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #ReligiousDebate #HeadtoHead
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China's rare earth monopoly
 
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Rare earth metals are a collection of 17 chemical elements that are key to the production of a long list of modern-day technologies. Despite their name, the elements are relatively plentiful in the earth's crust. However, because of their geochemical properties, the elements are not often found in concentrated forms that are economically viable to extract. Mining them is not only complex but costly, so many countries are cautious. China produces more than 95 per cent of the elements for the world's technology industry. The rest is supplied by the US, Estonia, India, Malaysia and Brazil. That may change, however, as demand for rare-earth metals rises for use in products such as smartphones, electric and hybrid cars, common computer monitors and televisions. Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan, reporting from Baotou in China, examines the importance of these elements.
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Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei 'idiotic and outrageous'
 
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The latest round of American sanctions on Iran target the most powerful man in the country, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. It is a move that has angered Tehran and threatens to escalate tensions. 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 #USSanctions
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Trump-Kim historic handshake: Leaders meet at DMZ in landmark visit
 
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have stepped over the border at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that divides the Korean Peninsula, after shaking hands on Sunday. - 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/ #Trump #KimJongUn #Trump-KimMeeting
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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 #AlJazeeraEnglish #FoodSafety #101East
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🇭🇰 Hong Kong's Missing Booksellers | 101 East
 
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Since October last year, five men linked to a Hong Kong bookstore have disappeared one after another. China-born Swedish national Gui Minhai was allegedly taken from Thailand. Lui Por, Cheung Chi Ping and Lam Wing Kee disappeared in mainland China, and British citizen Lee Bo was last seen at his Hong Kong warehouse. The bookstore in question deals in publications critical of Chinese leaders, and before his disappearance, Gui was apparently preparing to publish a new book. Could this be the reason why he went missing? All five men have since resurfaced in mainland China. But how did they get there? Outraged Hong Kongers and the international community are demanding answers. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101eastYT Facebook - http://facebook.com/101east Twitter - http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram - http://instagram.com/aj101east Website - http://aljazeera.com/101east
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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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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: 392923 Al Jazeera English
Can Thar coal address Pakistan's power crisis?
 
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Power stations running on coal are shutting down in many countries but Pakistan is bucking the trend. Its first power plant burning coal from an open-cast mine is now operational. The electricity generated is lighting up villages, creating jobs and cutting the cost of fuel imports. But the project is causing environmental concerns too. Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Sindh province. - 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/ #Pakistan #TharCoalProject #AljazeeraEnglish
Views: 58964 Al Jazeera English
Longevity: Journey into the blue zone | TechKnow
 
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In this episode of TechKnow, we explore the regions where people enjoy a longer life of good health, regions known as Blue zones. Acciaroli is one such region. It is part of what is known as the Cilento Coast of Italy, situated 140 km south of Naples. It has a high concentration of centenarians living there. According to researchers from Rome's Sapienza University and the University of California, San Diego, one in every 60 of its residents is at least 90 years old. This Mediterranean region has become known for good health supplemented by diet rich in fresh produce, pasta, olive oil, and rosemary. More from TechKnow on: Twitter - https://Twitter.com/AJTechKnow Website - http://aljazeera.com/TechKnow Subscribe to AJE on YouTube - http://aje.io/YTsubscribe
Views: 86138 Al Jazeera English
The Frost Interview - Paul McCartney: 'Still prancing'
 
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Paul McCartney, one of the most famous musicians of all time, rose to prominence 50 years ago as part of the British pop sensation The Beatles. From humble, working-class beginnings, McCartney, 70, is now one of the richest men in the world. He has even topped the bill at the White House, playing for US President Barack Obama. In this episode, he sits down with Sir David for a full hour to tell Frost Over the World his own story of the band, and its break up; to discuss some of the highs - and a few lows - of his life; and to provide a glimpse into his world behind the headlines. 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 #beatles #aljazeeraenglish #PaulMcCarney
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US approves possible $2.2bn arms sale to Taiwan
 
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The US State Department has approved the possible arms sales - including over 100 tanks and 250 anti-aircraft missiles - to Taiwan, the Pentagon said on Monday. China's Foreign Ministry is asking the United States to "immediately cancel" a potential sale of arms to Taiwan. Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Beijing. - 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 #US #Taiwan
Views: 55723 Al Jazeera English
Sudan transition deal to be finalised by Monday
 
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With the internet shut down by the Transitional Military Council, news of the deal spread mostly by word of mouth. Opposition leaders in Sudan say the deal announced with the Transitional Military Council (TMC) will be finalised by Monday. They have been holding a series of public meetings to explain why they signed the agreement which has been met with both celebrations and scepticism. Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports. - 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 #SudanTransition #SudanMilitary
Views: 13071 Al Jazeera English
UAE to reduce troop presence in Yemen: Reports
 
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The UAE appears to be withdrawing some of its forces from Yemen. That is according to media reports quoting senior Emirati officials. They are describing the partial withdrawal as a “redeployment” and insist they remain committed to the Saudi-led coalition, which has been fighting Houthi rebels since 2015. The rebels are calling for a full withdrawal. Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal 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 #Yemen #Houthi
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Mexico's new police force yet to receive promised UN training
 
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Mexico has deployed thousands of its newly created security force, called the National Guard, to tighten Mexico's borders and fight crime. But the force is controversial in the wake of past incidents of human rights abuse involving the armed forces - which make up the majority of the National Guard. Mexico's government promised the United Nations will help train them on how to respect the human rights of the civilian population. But three months since the agreement, that has not happened yet. Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Tapachula, Mexico. - 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/ #HumanRights #USMigrants #MexicoNationalGuard
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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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🇮🇷 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
Views: 71884 Al Jazeera English
🇰🇭 Cambodia: Unlicensed to Heal | 101 East
 
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He never finished medical school, but for the villagers of Rael in Cambodia's remote countryside, Chek Cheoum is a lifesaver. He only charges what his patients can afford, and is always nearby. With 0.2 doctors for every 1,000 people, Cambodia has one of the world's lowest ratios, forcing many to rely on unlicensed physicians like Cheoum. But when a village suffered a widespread HIV outbreak after contaminated needles were used on patients, the government banned all unlicensed medics. 101 East uncovers Cambodia's failed healthcare system and its reliance on doctors with no licence to heal. - 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/
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🇮🇳 Bihar's Super 30 | A sting in the tail | Special Series
 
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This is a story from India. A story about beating the odds, and about the massive changes that are convulsing Indian society. Ten years ago Al Jazeera was granted exclusive access to the Ramanujan School of Mathematics in Patna, capital of Bihar, India’s poorest state. Fewer than half the 90 million inhabitants of Bihar can sign their own name, and only one in ten lives in a house with electricity. Yet each year, a small number of impoverished Bihari children gained entry to a highly intensive tutoring programme preparing them to seek admission to some of the toughest universities in the world, the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) where 60 hopefuls apply for each place. This series is about the vision of Anand Kumar, a brilliant mathematician, and Abhayanand, a senior police officer. These unlikely visionaries share the belief that poverty, caste and religion should be no barrier to opportunity. Their pupils are the teenage sons (and occasionally daughters) of rural labourers, rickshaw drivers and brick-kiln workers, selected, not just for their outstanding abilities in mathematics, physics and chemistry, but because they have the vision and self-belief to sustain them through seven months of intensive coaching that culminate in uniquely difficult exams. These young people, the Super 30 – selected annually from more than 4,000 applicants – were at the beginning of a journey away from the grinding poverty of Indian village life to the cutting edge of global science, technology and business. Now, ten years on, Al Jazeera has returned to Patna to find out what has become of this innovative scheme and the bright young people it helped get started on the path to success. 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/
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🏍️ Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction | Al Jazeera Correspondent
 
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The Isle of Man TT is described as the world's most dangerous race, a complicated and unforgiving course. Yet every year more and more motorcycle enthusiasts come to this tiny British island to race in the event. Is it some kind of fatal attraction? - 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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🇦🇶 Antarctica tourism growing steadily, posing potential ecological threat | Al Jazeera English
 
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Antarctica is the largest unspoiled wilderness on Earth, famous for its iconic wildlife. But it is facing multiple threats, ranging from climate change to a dramatic rise in tourism. Al Jazeera's Nick Clark is on a Greenpeace expedition ship in the Weddell Sea, looking at the animals that call the continent home. - 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 - 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
Views: 691833 Al Jazeera English