Talk to Al Jazeera: UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak

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The UN General Assembly President talks to Al Jazeera about global humanitarian crises, North Korea and the status of Jerusalem. More from Talk To Al Jazeera on: YouTube – http://aje.io/ttajYT
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Why is the US withholding aid for Palestinian refugees? | Inside Story

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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions from UN members. The US is the single largest donor, and gave more than 350 million dollars last year. Its first instalment for 2018 was due this month. But this week the Trump administration cut in half the 125 million dollars it had pledged. In addition, it's suspended 45 million dollars in emergency food aid it had promised in December. This all follows President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and his threats to cut aid unless Palestinian leaders agree to resume talks. So is humanitarian aid being used for political blackmail? Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
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Ammar Hijazi, Palestine's assistant minister of foreign affairs. Karl Schembri, a regional spokesman for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Graeme Bannerman, former Middle East Analyst at the U.S. State Department. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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Qatari royal ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ: Gulf crisis to seize Qatar’s wealth

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Al Jazeera has obtained an audio recording of a Qatari royal family member, Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani. Sheikh Abdullah is the person that was portrayed by Saudi Arabia and the UAE as the main opposition figure to the Qatari government. In this audio, he threatens to take his own life as a result of the pressure he says he was put under by the two countries. Sheikh Abdullah is now accusing Saudi Arabia and the UAE of fabricating the whole GCC crisis in order to seize Qatar's wealth. Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Yemenis ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช rummage through garbage looking for food

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People in Hodeidah are resorting to rummaging through garbage to find food. UN aid agencies are calling for the city's port to stay open beyond Friday to allow aid to continue. The Saudi-led coalition had eased a three-week blockade, but the deadline has now expired. The fate of millions of Yemenis facing famine rests with the coalition. Al Jazeera's Brandice Alexander reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Mexico earthquakes ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ : Thousands of people homeless

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More than 32 years ago thousands of people lost their homes after a massive earthquake in Mexico City. Today, hundreds are still living in temporary camps and others have only recently been re-housed in permanent homes. In September last year, the list of those looking for a home grew even longer when another big quake struck Mexico City. Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Mexico City. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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US: International lobbying industry running scared

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There's been a rise in the number of lobbying companies in the US declaring their work on behalf of foreign entities. That's after Donald Trump's former campaign manager was indicted for failing to reveal lobbying for the Ukrainian government. Lobbying firms are now worried about being caught on the wrong side of the law. Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ: International lobbying industry running scared

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There's been a rise in the number of lobbying companies in the US declaring their work on behalf of foreign entities. That's after Donald Trump's former campaign manager was indicted for failing to reveal lobbying for the Ukrainian government. Lobbying firms are now worried about being caught on the wrong side of the law. Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ 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
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France-UK ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง relations: Leaders meet to discuss security

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British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron have vowed to continue cooperating on a range of issues, after the UK leaves the European Union. The two sides also promised to help each other in their respective foreign military operations; British helicopters to help France's fight against ISIL and Al Qaeda in N Africa and French assistance in securing the EU's eastern borders with Russia. In his first presidential visit to the UK, Macron said the history between the two countries could not be 'impacted by changes in institutions'. Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Sandhurst, UK. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ government could shut down if funding bill isn’t passed

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A spending bill to keep the US government operating has passed the House of Representatives. The legislation to release funding for federal agencies until the middle of next month, will now be debated in the Senate. Government agencies are warning employees of a shutdown later on Friday if the money isn't approved. The Democrats say they will not support a bill unless there are guarantees that young adult migrants who entered the US illegally will be protected. Al Jazeera's White House correspondent Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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