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meets humanity. > talking climate change. the president of france is in china, the world's largest carbon emitter. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the program more bodies from the egypt plane crash arrived back in russia as the airline says there's external factors. a cyclone is bearing down on the em knee main-- em knee main land bringing pain.
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>> translation: young? european your? it's not union we hear from volunteers helping in greece. the remains of more victims from saturday's plane crash in egypt's sinai province have arrived in russia. there's still confusion over what brought the plane down. metrojet says an external problem could have been the cause. this has been dismissed and analysis needs to be done. all 224 passengers and crew were killed. live from st petersburg. egypt's president has now come out and said the plane wasn't brought down by islamic state fighters. what more can you tell us? >> reporter: that's right. he said that in london, but that
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hasn't stopped the speculation that terrorism was the root cause of this. the russia agency has a source in egypt among the people at the crash scene. they're quoting one person at that crash scene saying that there were elements found there that did not come from the aircraft. you can make what you will of that. metrojet, the airline company, says that it was not technical issues or pilot error. this was an impact by something outside. meanwhile, here behind me is the hotel where the relatives and the families are staying of those who died in the crash. they have been escorted individually to the morgue to start this very awful process of identification. so far they've got 140 bodies. they've identified nine of them and there are another 100 or so body parts.
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it's a horrible experience for these families to go through and it's going to take some time before all will be identified peter, thank you very much, indeed, for that. the french president is beefing up efforts to find global support for a comprehensive climate deal ahead of a summit in paris. the meeting that begins later this month is aiming for a binding deal to slow the rising global temperatures. hallande has been looking for support in china, the world's largest emitter. >> translation: the climate is the biggest question facing us all. it will determine peace in the coming decades. it will equally decide the quality of life and even life. we would like the president and myself to be able to make a declaration ahead of the upcoming paris summit. this will commit both our countries to a deal, but will
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also be seen as the foundation of an agreement in paris rob mcpr arcs di teachings-- mcbride joins us. it looks like this meeting has been' success. -- a success. >> he will be able to go back to france claiming so. this gives him encouraging signals ahead of these all important talks. the statements are all saying the right kinds of things. the biggest thing facing humanity and so. the other things that we have heard before. when it comes to facts and figures, it is lacking. there is knoche time for-- enough time for meetings to add the detail. we are hearing, for example, facts like a hundred billion dollars per year being the price tag that the developed nations will have to set aside from 2020. this is a figure that had been previously set in previous climb change talks that the developing
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world says that they have now reneged on. that figure is back on the table again. they will have to stick to it, but there still seems to be a certain amount of writing in this declaration that does make you think there is possibly too much wriggle room for the people taking part, the countries taking part. for example, that this deal will still allow for strong economic growth or equitable social development while at the same time managing to hold the global temperature rise to within two degrees by the end of the century. there are probably some in the environmental too sphere that would say that's wishful thinking, a luxury that the world can no longer afford you know, china cooperation is vital in any kind of deal, but i guess china is worried about how any binding agreement is going to affect its economy. >> reporter: that is probably the strongest thing that
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hallande will take away, that china is now on board, which is the biggest producer of carbon. it burns hassle of the world's coal and so far-- half. we see year on year china has relied upon cheap dirty coal, but we are seeing something in a transition in the past year. that figure seems to have levelled off. we are seeing genuinely p win efforts by china to develop more alternative forms of energy. so china which has been accused of scuffering previous attempts to tackle climate change, according to commentators here, we are seeing a different face of china ahead of the paris talks thank you for that. tropical cyclone chapala has had land fall in yemen. three people were killed and dozens more injured on the
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island. the world meterology jail organisation said it was dangerous but it was down graded. the international federation of the red cross is on the ground in yemen. from the charity is live from us vie road accident skype. thanks very much nor joining us. just tell us what kind of destruction your stack have been seeing. we've been seeing that many homes have been washed away. >> well, the unit has mobilised to help. you could observe that we have seen many people that are affected and mostly some houses are collapsed and more than 10,000 people are displaced.
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mostly they are in the east coast of some places near the coastal areas. so when it comes to other areas, what we have observed is that this morning there is an experience or they have observed a kind of strong wind and heavy rainfall and many roads are blocked and power supply has come down and communication is a problem. international federation of society with the support of others has been having a communication with the authorities to mobilise its help to the area. the situation is that people - i could explain to you is that
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even though we see these masses, we alerted all the ground and permission has been sent to the coastal areas in order to provide information so that people could be evacuated from those areas and our response teams are already alerted and relief items have already been put in stand by position and other food items. sorry to interrupt, i just want to ask you a question about the fact that you mentioned micala which is dominated by al-qaeda. there's fighting going on in the country, there's also a humanitarian crisis in yemen. how much worse does a disaster like this make your job? >> working for the centre, we are working in difficult time, whether it is in conflict or in
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disasters. our volunteers are all trained so that we can get confidence of the parties. of course there are many difficulties besides the fact that our volunteers are working there and so, i mean, of course it's not easy in terms of accessing those items, but somehow it is kind of better access for us thank you very much, indeed, for updating us there on the work of your organisation. >> thank you very much the iraqi politician, a controversial allie of the u.s. during the 2003 iraq invasion has died. the 71-year-old died of a heart attack in his residence. he helped persuade the u.s. that sadam hussein had weapons of
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destruction. much of his information turned out to be false. they've been trying to make a political come back in iraq since last year. the mayor of the greek island of lesbos says there's no more room to bury the bodies of those who drowned. a place which has become a gateway to europe for refugees. >> reporter: with all the tragedy they've seen, still the aid workers keep looking. on lesbos the sea may be calmer, but nerves are on edge. when the refugees make it ashore, the sense of relief is eclipsed only by growing outrage. >> translation: i cannot imagine. i feel ashamed that i'm a european, that i'm from holland. you know, i feel big shame in this. european union?
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union? it's not a union. for me it's not a union at all. >> reporter: he is one of many here committed to helping. >> translation: i saw babies dying, elderly people almost dieing. i can imagine that you can live with yourself when this is your responsibility. >> reporter: the refugees, while extremely grateful for the help, their life won't get much easier any time soon, but for many choosing to say in their homeland may have been an even riskier option. >> translation: the choice between dying in the seas or dying in iraq, i take the sea. >> reporter: he tells me that he, his wife and four children had no other choice. in iraq it's the children who were sacrificed. minister, officers and presidents don't die. it's the children and the families who die.
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here the kids are a priority. trying to make their fear recede, even if just for a few minutes. over 200,000 refugees arrived in europe by sea in october alone. that's roughly the same amount as arrived in all of 2014. aid workers here believe that huge increase in numbers is because refugees are trying to make this journey before their window of opportunity closes for good. >> reporter: many would be kept from crossing, the winter will prevent them from entering. camps were built, even the united nations refugee agency says more still needs to be done. >> we are issued a call-- we issued a call to the european union to both sides of the straight to get more ships out there and save more people because this is going to get out of control. >> reporter: on the beach emotions continue to ebb and flow. there is generosity all around,
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but hardly any of it is state-sponsored. the volunteers drive these. they look for any way possible to help the chancellor has said turkey and greece must work together to stem the flow of refugees. >> translation: it cannot be right that we currently have a situation between turkey and greece, two nato member countries, where port augusta letters are in charge-- people smuggers are in charge. we must ensure legality again otherwise people smugglers will be able to bring more and more people amnesty international have croft greece and the ue not doing enough to stop the drownings. people are forced to take the dangerous sea root.
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the greek coast guard says it rescued more than 1400 people on saturday and sunday. still to come here on the program we will be telling you why the quality of public sector education is getting worse in africa's most populous nation.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. welcome back. reminding you of the top stories. the french president is in china
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seeking beijing's support. hal already beening lande met with chinese leaders. russian say elements have been found on the plane crash site in egypt that were not part of the plane. there's still confusion about how all 224 and crew were killed. the mayor of the greek island of lesbos says there's no more room to bury the refugees who drowned in the sea. the columbian have rescued due ban migrants rescued at sea. they were left as their boat broke down. >> reporter: for three hours their boat was adrift in the sea. a group of 15 men and five women
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were found without life jackets or any kind of safety equipment. the two traffickers had left them after the engine on their vessel failed. >> translation: the coast guard found the boat adrift and when an inspection was carried out, we found there were 20 people ebola board of cuban nationality. the greater surprise was that when we were shown that the trafficker says abandoned them in the sea. >> reporter: the rece internati companies are scrabbling to enter the market. the u.s. company sprint has signed a major roaming deal, the first of the kind between the two countries. cuba is still understand embargo and most people there fell left out. >> translation: i left cuba because of the economy. the economy is very weak and everyone needs to follow a dream to live in a different way. everyone can own a car in other
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countries. in cuba you cannot have anything. the salary is very low. the economy is very weak. so everyone needs to see if they can prosper and improve economically. >> reporter: thousands of cubans take to the sea each year, but the problem of exploitation at the hands of traffickers only seems to be festering. colombia has rescued ah 00 people this year, more than triple of that in 2014 nepal is sending fuel tankers to china in order to ease an energy crisis. 12 vehicles have entered china. another 26 will follow by the end of the day. beijing had promised to provide fuel aid. it hasn't reached for more than a month now. the demonstrators from the community say nepal new constitution discriminates against them. they accused india of supporting the blockade.
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the imprisonment of former malaysian leader was politically motivated and illegal. that's according to a asme n body which has reviewed the case and called for his immediate release. he was convicted for sodomy. he started serving a prison term in february. indonesians are facing censorship again after two decades of democracy. an international writers festival was forced to delete discussions of alleged communist in 1965. >> translation: , a song of grief and discrimination as a victim of an anti communist perch 15 years ago, she is silent once again. the former political prisoner was banned at speaking at a festival in bali.
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a photo exhibition of her and others were can very welled. >> translation: they are still trying to silence us. with this ban it is clear that openness is still far away. i hope one day that this will change. i hope that this country will stop being like that. >> 165 writers and poets have become one of the symbols of the freedom over the fast years. this is the first time the government has intervened. >> it is certainly censorship we've never had and that is the great fear and that is the great fear on the next level for the future of the festival. >> reporter: 50 years after the communist perch in 1965, there's increasing pressure on the government to reveal the truth about the mass executions. an estimate one million people were killed and the events still defy the country. while democracy and freedom of
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speech are in the country, it should be defended. former political prisoner was forced to cancel the launch of his book, breaking the silence, with testimonies from 1965. >> translation: i am angry at the president. i supported him because i hoped as a non-military president he would have more respect for human rights. my question is now can he uphold democracy in our country. >> reporter: the government says it has no intention to reveal the truth about what happened in 1965. >> why should this be any more on the patched. if we discuss the past, we see the pain back again and then painful for so many people. we don't want to see that. so when we for get, you forget and everybody understands this is maybe the history of malaysia. [ ♪ ]
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>> reporter: victims and survivors from 50 years ago will hold a people's tribunal next week to increase pressure on the indonesian government. so far it has reacted by banning discussion and silencing victims once again south korea's government has pushed through a controversial plan to introduce state authored history textbooks in school. the decision is to be met with widespread opposition. >> reporter: to hold a protest outside a government building here in seoul, you call it a press conference and there are several of them going on at the moment. these are people who are opposed to the government's plans to bring in its own history textbook to correct the way in the government's words, the history is taught to young people in this country and announced its intention three weeks ago there has been the reck silt period for-- requisite
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period for judging public opinion. the protest has got bigger, but the government said it is going ahead as planned. >> translation: we should not teach our precious children with biassed history textbooks any more. we should make may correct history textbook that is based on objective historical facts and source the values of the constitution. >> reporter: there are currently eight books but privately produced. seven of those eight offer a distorted biassed version of history. the only other one is used in the many schools. it will include opposition parties, including university you can lecturers an teachers. they're saying the history is trying to be distorted by some of the authoritarian leaders in the past and some of the links to the japanese colonial period. included in those numbers the father of the current president.
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some of the critics that we have spoken to say the government needs to stands down on this issue. >> translation: textbooks are written in compliance with the government's guidance and subject to the government review. even now the government has power to influence their content. >> reporter: this has been the dominant issue in politics for the past few weeks. it shows no sign of slowing down. the main opposition party is staging a sit in the national assembly doesn'ting parliamentary business. there are legal teams talking about possible court challenges. also more than half of the superintendents are talking about promoting their own textbook no matter what the government says. it does demonstrate how polarised between left and right south korea is right now the president of the central african republic is calling on the u.n. on the violence that has killed 90 people since september. u.n. peace keepers haven't been able to stop malitias from
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attacking each other. the u.n. and international criminal court and those behind vibes should be brought to justice. parents in nigeria is saying lack of funding is damaging education. with more than 10 million children are out of school, experts are predicting a crisis in years to come. >> reporter: like many girls our age, her dream is to be a doctor. she came to this private school to chase that dream because her parents can afford it. >> this school has the good facilities of which it can guide me towards chasing my own ambition. >> reporter: at a public school her friend is also chasing a similar dream, but she has a tougher challenge because of her parents' financial standing. >> that's what they can afford to do for me. i'm happy for that because they try all their best to see that i'm educated.
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>> reporter: her parents would rather see her in a private school. facilities in public schools are either overstretched or non-existent. this is called a model public school, but it is clear the facilities here aren't as good as they are in the private sector. poor funding and repeated strike action by teachers have damaged public schools in most parts of the country. in some areas classes are held out in the open under trees. >> reporter: in theory, basic education in the country is free, yet students still pay fees one way or another. some experts suggest that government should sponsor gifted students so they can take up places in private schools which are less populated and better equipped. >> it is difficult to equate the quality of education we're in the public sector is not 17-- 17 in a classroom. definitely, the quality will not
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be the same in each school. >> reporter: officials blame long-term neglect. it has not reached december spare yet. >> it is a systemic problem, but just talking in terms of relativitys, but, indeed, there are a few schools that are exceptional, just like you have some exceptional public schools. >> reporter: the quality of education even in exceptional public schools is dropping. it means students whose parents can afford to send their children to private schools will continues to have an edge over public school students more than 30 people from 12 countries are jumping off a mountain top in china wearing nothing but a winged suit. the wings for love 2015 world cup is the first of its kinds. let's hope it's not the last.
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participants wearing specially designed winged suit in a test of flying skill and teamwork being held as part of china's annual air show. it's not something i would do. don't forget you can keep up-to-date with all the news on our website. fly into o >> this week on "talk to al jazeera", singer / songwriter and artist nona hendryx. >> taking risks, sometimes it's, you know, doing that, i find something that didn't exist for me. or i can create something that is i can create something that biggest hit. but it was just one of many that topped the charts. she grew up in new jersey, influenced by gospel music.