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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: 15219227 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: 4093901 Al Jazeera English
Edward Said - Framed: The Politics of Stereotypes in News
 
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Palestinian-American literary historian Edward Said showed how the West had the power to represent the colonial ‘other’ - while simultaneously leaving them silent. Follow #MediaTheorised, an online project by Al Jazeera English’s media analysis show The Listening Post Facebook: /AJListeningPost Twitter: @AJListeningPost Narrated by Sorious Samura, Sierra Leonean investigative journalist Designed and animated by Ermina Takenova
Views: 100600 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇩 Can disability stop you from being a pro photographer? | AJ Shorts
 
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Dzoel has no hands or legs but doesn't let that get in the way of his love of photography. Achmad Zulkarnain, known as Dzoel by his friends, didn't realise he was different until he was eight years old, when children at school began teasing him about his appearance. "I found a big mirror. That was when I realized I'm different from everyone else," he told Al Jazeera. Eventually, with support from family and friends, he regained enough confidence to go back to class, later graduating from high school and getting a job running an internet cafe. "There was a photography service there. I decided to buy a camera on credit. I learned and learned and learned until I was known as a photographer." Filmed by Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani. Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/indonesia-shutterbug-171001110348587.html - 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/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #Disability #Photographer
Views: 92010 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇳 Arunachalam Muruganantham: India's Menstruation Man | AJ Shorts
 
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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/
Views: 631895 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: 1078763 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: 314754 Al Jazeera English
✈️ Pressure mounts on US FAA to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 | Al Jazeera English
 
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US Senators Mitt Romney and Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to follow several other countries and temporarily ground Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 aircraft. This comes days after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed everyone on board one of the planes, the second major accident involving the aircraft in five months. But the US aviation regulator insists the model is safe and sees no reason to ground the planes. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Seattle. - 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/ #Boeing #Boeing737MAX8 #AviationAccidents
Views: 76524 Al Jazeera English
🇳🇿 'Our hearts are breaking': NZ readies to bury mosque attack dead | Al Jazeera English
 
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People in Christchurch have been gathering to pay tribute to those who died in Friday’s attacks. Survivors have been telling their stories of how they escaped the gunman. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas has this report. - 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/ #MassShooting #NewZealand #AlNoorMosqueChristchurch
Views: 22093 Al Jazeera English
✈️ Boeing wants suspension of 'entire global fleet' of 737 MAX | Al Jazeera English
 
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The United States has decided to ground Boeing 737 Max jets, one of the last countries to do so. Other countries and airlines reacted quicker to Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people. US aviation regulators changed their stance after finding what they describe as "new evidence". Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Boeing's aircraft factory in Seattle. - 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/ #Boeing #Boeing737MAX8 #AviationAccidents
Views: 174844 Al Jazeera English
🇧🇩 Is Bangladesh a one-party state? | Head to Head | বাংলাদেশ কি এক দলীয় রাষ্ট্র?
 
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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: 740182 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: 179119 Al Jazeera English
Venezuela crisis worsened by severe cash shortage
 
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On top of major shortages of food and medicine, Venezuelans are now struggling with a lack of currency notes. An acute shortage of bills is turning into a major crisis in the country with the world's highest inflation. 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: 235442 Al Jazeera English
✈️ Analysis: Airbus to stop A380 superjumbo jet production l Al Jazeera English
 
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Europe's leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced plans to stop the production of the world's largest commercial passenger plane, the A380 superjumbo, by 2021. With two decks of spacious cabins and room for 544 people in the standard layout, the superjumbo was designed to challenge Boeing's legendary 747, but it failed to take hold due to weak sales as airlines backed a new generation of smaller, nimbler jets. The company said in a statement on Thursday that Emirates, which had the A380 as the backbone of its fleet, is cutting back its orders for the plane as a result. - 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 #A380 #superjumbo
Views: 36689 Al Jazeera English
🇨🇳 🇻🇪 Why China is standing by Nicolas Maduro | Al Jazeera English
 
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China's leaders have reason to be especially concerned about the turmoil in Venezuela. It is regarded as China's staunchest ally in South America - a friendship that has been underpinned by huge loans, investments, and weapons sales. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown 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/ #VenezuelaCrisis #ChinaVenezuelaRelations #XiJinping
Views: 128908 Al Jazeera English
🇨🇳 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
Views: 1238077 Al Jazeera English
🇶🇦 Qatar make football history with Asian Cup win l Al Jazeera English
 
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Qatar stunned the four-time champions Japan 3 -1 to claim their maiden AFC Asian Cup title amid hostile conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Thousands of residents hit the streets in the Qatari capital, Doha, to celebrate the victory. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari 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 #AsianCup #QatarWins
Views: 110761 Al Jazeera English
🇲🇾 Malaysia: Najib Speaks | 101 East | Najib Bercakap
 
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In May, after more than 60 years in government, Malaysia’s ruling party were kicked out, plagued by growing corruption allegations, financial scandals and even claims of m urder. Now fighting for his legacy and freedom, former Prime Minister Najib Razak faces charges of money laundering, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust. In this exclusive episode of 101 East, Mary Ann Jolley interviews former Prime Minister Najib Razak and asks, what went wrong. 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 - 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/ #Najibrazak #Aljazeera101east
Views: 1121704 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: 2483298 Al Jazeera English
📺 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/
Views: 58157 Al Jazeera English
🇵🇰 🇮🇳 Pakistan's Imran Khan calls for talks with India after jets shot down | Al Jazeera English
 
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is calling for talks with India after both countries shot down each other's fighter jets, during an increasingly dramatic confrontation in the disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan says it has downed two Indian jets and captured the pilots, one of which is in hospital. India, in turn, claims to have shot down one Pakistani aircraft and lost one of its own. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby 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 #ImranKhan #IndiaPakistan
Views: 66162 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: 867744 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/
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🇰🇵 🇰🇷 North and South Korean leaders hold landmark talks | Al Jazeera English
 
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An historic summit between the North and South Korean leaders has ended with an unprecedented declaration aimed at bringing permanent peace to the Korean Peninsula. The atmosphere between the two was warm throughout a busy day of ceremonies and negotiations. Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea since the end of the Korean war 65 years ago. The two sides also pledged to work towards ridding the peninsula of nuclear weapons. Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays report from Paju on the south side of the border. - 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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🇨🇮 Ivory Coast's 'devil's milk' at centre of US-China trade war | Al Jazeera English
 
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Rubber tree growers in Ivory Coast are emerging as the latest casualty of the trade war between the United States and China. It is Africa's leading exporter of the valuable commodity, which was historically called "devil's milk" because of the brutal conflicts it fuelled. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Ivory Coast's Grand Lahou Forest.
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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/
Views: 372475 Al Jazeera English
🇲🇾 Murder in Malaysia | 101 East
 
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Shot, then blown to smithereens with military grade explosives, the 2006 killing of Altantuya Shaariibuu was one of Malaysia’s most sensational murder cases. Even though years have passed since the young Mongolian woman’s death, it is one case that has refused to disappear. If anything, the mystery has deepened. 101 East investigates those who were involved in the case and asks whether the two men convicted of her murder are “fall guys” for others who ordered the killing of Shaariibuu. 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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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
Views: 1753750 Al Jazeera English
🇵🇰 🇮🇳 Pakistan hands over captured pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to India l Al Jazeera English
 
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Pakistan has handed over a captured pilot to Indian authorities at the Wagah border, a move aimed at de-escalating tensions after days of hostilities between the South Asian neighbours. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed the Wagah-Attari border at around 9pm local time (16:00 GMT) on Friday, hours later than expected and sporting a black eye. - 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 #IndianPilot #Kashmir
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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: 70575 Al Jazeera English
🇨🇳 China's Prison Orphans | 101 East
 
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They are the children of criminals. Their parents are doing time in Chinese prisons, some serving life sentences for horrific crimes. With no one to care for them and nowhere to go, Sun Village, a shelter in Beijing, takes them in. Run by a former prison officer, Sun Village is helping raise China's most vulnerable young people - teaching them to cook and clean, and helping them deal with their trauma. On this episode, 101 East meets the children growing up with their parents behind bars. Follow 101 East here: Facebook: http://facebook.com/101east Twitter: http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram: http://instagram.com/aj101east Homepage: http://aljazeera.com/programmes/101east
Views: 383582 Al Jazeera English
🇵🇰 Going Back to Pakistan: 70 Years After Partition | Witness
 
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"Before I die, I want to go back to where I was born." Krishan Kumar Khanna grew up just outside Lahore, Pakistan's second-largest city. After a childhood he remembers fondly, his life changed dramatically in August 1947. As Britain left the Indian subcontinent, colonial planners hastily split it into Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan. Khanna was forced to join one of the largest migrations in human history, as sectarian violence erupted and millions fled in both directions to save their lives. He has dreamed of going back ever since and, after trying for several years, Khanna finally obtained a visa to return to Pakistan. Despite deep tensions, he's determined to show that people in the neighbouring nations still have much more in common than that which divides them. More from Witness on: YouTube - http://aje.io/witnessYT Facebook - https://facebook.com/AJWitness Twitter - https://twitter.com/AJWitness Instagram - https://instagram.com/ajwitness/ Website - http://aljazeera.com/witness
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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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Explaining China's Communist Party
 
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Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe The Communist Party Congress is a gathering of China's most powerful people. One of the key tasks is to announce the Party's new leadership line-up. Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan looks at the structure behind the highly choreographed Congress. 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: 35993 Al Jazeera English
🇨🇳 China's War On Waste | 101 East
 
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China was once the dumping ground for half the world’s rubbish. But with 1.4 billion citizens, they are now struggling to cope with their own. Beijing alone produces 25,000 tonnes of trash a day. Hundreds of thousands of scavengers eke out a living trawling for rubbish in the streets of the nation’s capital. But the nation’s war on waste is edging them out. The government is modernising its waste management - pushing for industrial-scale recycling, shutting down small-time incinerators and proposing to restrict single-use plastic items like takeaway containers. 101 East lifts the lid on China’s rubbish crisis. #aljazeeraenglish
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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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✈️ China orders airlines to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 after crash | Al Jazeera English
 
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China has grounded its entire Boeing 737 Max fleet a day after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed, killing all 157 people on board. A team of experts from the United States is heading for Ethiopia to find out what caused the new plane's crash. The jet plunged into the ground minutes after taking off. It's the second Boeing 737 Max crash in six months. The flight was headed to Nairobi from Addis Ababa. It crashed near Bishoftu, southeast of the Ethiopian capital. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi and our correspondent Adrian Brown also joins us from Beijing to discuss the Chinese aviation authorities' decision. - 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/ #EtiopianAirlinesCrash #BreakingNews #AirChina
Views: 234377 Al Jazeera English
🇵🇭 Rodrigo Duterte: Guns, goons and the presidency | 101 East | Mga baril, goons at panguluhan
 
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Filipinos love an action man, not just in the movies but in politics too. And you can't get more of an action man than politician Rodrigo Duterte. His hometown, Davao City, was once a violent no-go area overrun by criminals. But he turned it around when he became mayor, wielding brutal tactics including, allegedly, death squads. Now the hard man of city hall wants to take on the presidency and despite - or maybe because of - his fearsome approach, this outspoken statesman has a real chance of winning the top seat. 101 East joins him on the road as he campaigns for the Philippines' presidency. More from 101 East on: YouTube - http://aje.io/101East Facebook – http://facebook.com/101east Twitter – http://twitter.com/aj101east Instagram – http://instagram.com/aj101east Website – http://aljazeera.com/101east
Views: 863094 Al Jazeera English
🇮🇩 The Indonesian tribe that rejects technology | AJ Shorts
 
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The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practice seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions. For centuries their way of life hasn't changed. Electricity is outlawed, along with modern modes of communication and formal education. Power lines stop at the border of their lands. But the outside world is creeping in. The tribe is split in two - the strict inner circle remain 'pure', while the outer circle have relaxed some rules. Some have started using mobile phones and solar powered lanterns. Will adopting some aspects of modern technology help the Baduy survive the modern world, or will it destroy their ancient traditions? Filmed by Aljazeera's Hassan Ghani. - 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/ #AJShorts #Indonesia #AlJazeeraEnglish
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🇹🇭 Thailand's Football Factory | 101 East
 
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Young West African footballers are leaving their homes and loved ones behind and heading to Thailand. Arriving with little more than the clothes on their back, they share one dream – to become a professional football player. Tassirou landed in Bangkok from Senegal on a three-month tourist visa. One month has already passed. He needs to secure a contract fast, which will allow him to stay in Thailand and achieve his ambitions to play professionally. It will also allow him to repay the loans of family and friends who are supporting him. But the competition to get on the field is intense. And discrimination and exploitation is all too common. Peter from Kenya, was head-hunted by a Thai club and also arrived on a tourist visa. He says he played for 5 months, but was never paid. Now his visa has expired and, unable to afford the flight home, he is at the mercy of the coach and the immigration services. On this episode of 101 East, we meet aspiring African footballers, as they try to make it in Thailand’s big league. 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
Views: 42623 Al Jazeera English
🇺🇸 US government shuts down for second time this year
 
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The US Senate has passed a new budget bill, but that still has to get approval from the House of Representatives as the government shutdown continues. US politicians are working through the pre-dawn hours trying to reopen the federal government. Congress missed a midnight deadline to pass legislation, which would have freed up money to keep the government fully running for another six weeks. Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey 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: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 12056 Al Jazeera English
🇭🇰 Hong Kong: Aged and Abandoned | 101 East
 
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Office workers rush past, oblivious to the army of grey-haired residents toiling in the shadows of Hong Kong's soaring skyscrapers. Dragging trolleys laden with waste, they sell whatever they can collect for just a few dollars. Hong Kong is home to 64 billionaires and has the highest number of Rolls-Royces per capita in the world. But one in three elderly people lives in poverty - one of the highest senior poverty rates in the developed world. And with a rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong could soon face a "silver tsunami". 101 East asks why so many elderly residents are struggling to survive in one of the world's richest cities. 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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🇻🇪 Venezuela's army declares loyalty to Maduro l Al Jazeera English
 
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has hit back at his opponents at home and abroad with backing from the military and world powers like Russia and China. But the United States and its Latin American allies are demanding that Maduro be replaced by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who's declared himself interim president. The Trump administration is also calling a special session of the UN Security Council to discuss the crisis. Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Cucuta on Venezuela's border with Colombia. - 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 #VenezuelaArmy #Maduro
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Julian Assange on the Panama Papers - The Listening Post (Feature)
 
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Julian Assange on the Panama Papers - The Listening Post (Feature) With leaked data sets getting increasingly larger, cooperation between news outlets is becoming standard operating procedure. News outlets that once were chasing the exclusive are now willing - or maybe compelled - to join forces with competitors and to even keep a lid on juicy stories for months or longer - all in the spirit of collaboration. One person who knows more than others about leaks, journalism and whistleblowing on a grand scale is WikiLeaks cofounder and editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. In an exclusive interview, The Listening Post sat down with Assange to get his view on the Panama Papers, document leaks, multi-newsroom cooperation and the ethics of holding back information that could be in the public interest. More from The Listening Post on: YouTube - http://aje.io/2q8f Facebook - http://facebook.com/AJListeningPost Twitter - http://twitter.com/AJListeningPost Website - http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost
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🇨🇳 China's Super Mums | 101 East
 
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Zhang Shasha stares out the window at a rare, blue, Beijing sky. "Next week I can go out," she says. "I miss outside!" But for now she has to remain indoors, wrapped in a thick sweater and woollen hat, even though it is a warm spring day. Deeply rooted in Chinese culture, women have observed zuoyuezi, or the "sitting the month", for generations. "Comigama Interactive Comics comigama.com " It is considered crucial for new mothers and their babies, and they are expected to remain indoors for at least one month after giving birth, following a strict and elaborate set of rules such as not washing their hair and eating pig's feet soup. But this age-old ritual has now become a big business in modern China with wealthy women hiring professional confinement ladies to help them navigate this fraught period. 101 East goes inside the private world of confinement to explore the growing industry that has emerged to meet Chinese mothers' every need. If you're a mother, we want to hear from you. Have you done traditional Chinese postpartum confinement? Or were there other practices you swore by? Share your postpartum rituals with 101 East on their Facebook page China's Super Mums - 101 East 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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🇺🇸Parts of US government shut down after politicians fail to reach deal l Al Jazeera English
 
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A partial shutdown of the United States federal government has begun. The political stalemate follows President Donald Trump's refusal to back down on funding for his border wall, forcing Congress to adjourn without a deal on spending. The impasse leaves hundreds of thousands of federal workers facing a Christmas without pay. Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington. - 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 #USGovtShutDown #DonaldTrump
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🇸🇬 earthrise - Singapore: Asia's Greenest City - earthrise (feature)
 
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Known as Asia's greenest city, and with one of the highest population densities in the world, Singapore has long favoured innovative environmentally friendly ideas. It's a low-lying island and city-state in which the majority of the population lives in high-rise public housing. However, challenges from rapid urbanisation, sea level rise and a changing climate are pushing planners and policymakers to find innovative ways of coping with the pressures of growing demand. From vertical farms to living buildings, Singapore is on the cutting edge of environmentally sustainable urban solutions that have the best interest of the country's future at heart. Russell Beard travels there to meet some of the entrepreneurs who are helping the island city-state earn its green title.
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🇧🇩 Hacked: The Bangladesh Bank Heist | 101 East
 
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It was a daring raid. Tens of millions of dollars stolen from Bangladesh's central bank via the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, transferred to accounts in the Philippines and then laundered through the Philippine casino system. The money, and the thieves, then vanished. And it was all done online. In this comprehensive investigation spanning several countries, 101 East examines one of the biggest bank robberies in modern times, to find out how cyber-hackers infiltrated the global banking system, and got away with it. The crime stunned the then-governor of Bangladesh Bank, Atiur Rahman. "It was like a terrorist attack, into the central bank," he says. "I couldn't believe it ... because nothing like that ... ever happened." The robbery prompted investigations in the Philippines, Bangladesh and by the FBI. It revealed weaknesses in the supposedly secure global money transfer system known as SWIFT, which banks use to move billions of dollars daily between themselves. The heist also exposed the murky banking system of the Philippines, where some of the world's toughest bank secrecy laws make the country vulnerable to potential corruption and money laundering. And it drew attention to the country's casinos, which are exempt from anti-money laundering laws, and not required to report suspicious transactions. 101 East exposes how cyber-hackers got away with one of the biggest bank thefts in history, robbing Bangladesh's central bank of more than $80m. - 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 #BangladeshBank
Views: 648601 Al Jazeera English
🇺🇸 Heroin's Children: Inside the US opioid crisis | Fault Lines
 
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The United States is going through the worst drug crisis in its history. It now claims more lives than gun deaths, tears families apart - and shows no signs of abating. As US President Donald Trump declares America's opioid crisis a "national emergency," Fault Lines looks at the "invisible victims" of the epidemic - a generation of children who are being neglected, abandoned or orphaned by parents addicted to heroin. So, how is the opioid crisis shaping the next generation of Americans? Josh Rushing travels to Chillicothe, a small Ohio town at the centre of the drug crisis, to meet a teenager who lost both her parents to drugs, a mother whose heroin addiction led her to overdose in front of her young son, a grandmother unexpectedly raising four granddaughters, pregnant women struggling with addiction, and police and firefighters responding to harrowing overdose scenes. More from Fault Lines on: YouTube - http://aje.io/faultlinesYT Facebook - https://facebook.com/AJFaultLines Twitter - https://twitter.com/AJFaultLines Website - http://aljazeera.com/faultlines/
Views: 1372867 Al Jazeera English
🇨🇳 China's Left-Behind Generation | 101 East
 
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A generation of rural Chinese children is growing up without their parents. They've been left behind, and are suffering deeply. Parents are leaving villages and towns for big city factory jobs, in the hope of a better future. Their kids are left in the care of grandparents or boarding schools, or left to fend for themselves. A few local governments and NGOs are trying to fill the parental void, but some fear that, without major changes, the children could be lost - destined to a life of struggle with no familial support. 101 East meets the children China is leaving behin 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: 147717 Al Jazeera English