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tunis yaf's president warns that i.s.. fighters could take advantage of unrest and sneak in from neighboring libya. i'm sphaw fauziah ibrahim in al jazeera's global headquarters. presidential runoff elections have been delayed once again in haiti. millions of people in the path of an enormous u.s. blizzard.
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teuntunisia's president has prod to address the iej abou are the, facing wide curfew was declared on tri night which ended just over an hour ago. yuck people are frustrated and disappointed by what they say is the failure of the arab spring revolution. figures show that one in four tunisians age between 15 and 24 don't have a job, training or education. total unemployment is 15.3%, that's up from 12% in 2010. before the revolution. hashem ahelbarra reports now from keserine when where the
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protests first began. >> reporter: they expected their lives to be better by now and blamed the government for the fact they're not. it's been five years, starting what became known as the arab spring but tunisia still has some of the same problems that's created the revolution. issues like unemployment and poverty. the president has urged the country to respect the nationwide curfew that's been put in place following a wave of protest across the country. in an address to the nation he acknowledged the high unemployment rate as a factor for the protest. but he also said, foreign groups were deliberately destabilizingg
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tunisia. >> we have more than 700,000 unemployment, targeted by outside forces i.s.i.l. and others. >> reporter: the protest started after the death of alawi, on saturday. he was electrocuted in a protest over missing out on a government job. the president has cut short a trip to deal with the unrest. he says the government has started to implement a job creation program. >> the situation is calming down. it's an economic problem. it's people looking for work. we have a program to try to resolve this problem but we don't have a magic wand. we can't solve all the employment problems in one go.
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>> tunisia's path to a democratic state has not been easy and slow economic growth has left many disappointed. the government needs to show it's on top of the situation and its people that it cares about these problems. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera. >> shooter opened fire in a school in the canadian province of saskatchewan, it happened in la loche, a part of an aboriginal system. >> i can tell you we have one male in custody. public safety is no longer at risk and we have secured the firearm. >> daniel lak is in toronto with more details. >> this took place in a very
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remote spot, the town of la loche is about 600 kilometers from the nearest city. confirmed that at least four people have died an unspecified number were injured and they also said they had lock down and were investigating at two locations a residence in la loche and the school itself. they said something happened in that residence a shooting and then a little bit later somebody started to shoot outside and inside the community school. not much is known about the victims or the motive for this but it's not something that happens a lot in canada. mass shootings are quiet rare qe here. we are hearing that the community is quite devastated, everybody there knows one another, a tightly knit place. the reason for this if there can be one people are quite frightened and quite worried about what has actually been
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going on this their community. >> there's been violent protest in haiti after a presidential runoff vote was delayed yet again. it was supposed to happen on sunday but the electoral commission pushed it back because of community concerns. andy gallagher reports. >> on the streetle of port-au-prince protestors were no mood to celebrate. once again thousands marched to demonstrate their anger. burns cars, tires and throwing rocks. election process fear haiti is now heading into a deepening political process. this protestor told us it's time to form a transitional government and organize a fresh election. he says the people need to be part of that process and in the end be victorious. the protestors are turning up here at the electoral committee,
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rocks thrown, cs gas in the air. clearly there is still a great deal of unhappiness about this let ral process. despite the protest,. >> two months i will win, one year i will win. >> hand picked by president martelli. told us he is the hope for haiti's future. >> it's true that six months ago nobody knew the names of mammois. but today, the entire country knows who the banana man is, my company has don't excellent work. >> the first round of voting, a farce, refused to participate in the runoff. the time is running out.
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president martelly is supposed to sit down in just over two weeks, what comes next is uncertain. andy gallagher, al jazeera, port-au-prince, haiti. a huge storm is expected to dump as much as 60 millimeters of snow in some areas. john terret is in washington, d.c. with more. >> good evening from washington, d.c, the capital of the united states, and take a look over my shoulder. this is m street, it's a major thoroughfare in the city, normally on a friday night into saturday morning well into saturday morning actually there will be lots of people out and about, there will be taxis and cars and buses ferrying them around they will be having a good time. but not tonight. the reason sitting over washington, d.c. for the next 24
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hours one of the biggest snow storms the united states has ever seen in this part of the world and the problem is that not only is it snowing very hard but there are very, very high winds forecast in the course of the next 12 to 24 hours deep into saturday. so deep snow is forecast, one of the great worries here is that the amount of though that will be dropped on this area will -- amounts of snow that will be dropped on this area will be heavy for roofs and they will cave in. the last time there was a storm like this in washington, d.c. was in 2010, the americans have a name for everything, called it snowmageddon. the same thing many fear is going to happen this time. now thousands of flights have been cancelled, no buses operating in the city, the underground metro has been shut down to sunday at the earliest.
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the residents have been told to stay home because it is very dangerous there deed. >> the world economic summit in davos, low prices of oil has dominated, there's been an air ofs mix after a plunge the global economic markets. kamal santa maria reports. >> the price of oil huge knock-on effect it has right across the world. we're going to talk to the executive director of the international energy agency. pleasure to have you here. have people come up to you all week and wanted to know what you think about it? >> it is an extreme situation here, more than commodity pricings, oil prices today, and
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what might be tomorrow. that is main topic. >> we don't know what it will be tomorrow, we think it will go down a little bit further. do you feel we have not reached the bottom yet? >> 2016, there is a lot of oil in the market, and not many consumers, demanders. on top of that we expect, on top of the already a fall in the market we see iran to come. about 300,000 barrels per day in the next few months. plus maybe another 200,000 barrels per day. so that will mean more oil in the market and this means 2016 may very well be a year we will see oil prices under pressure. >> so shouldn't someone be getting on the phone to the saudis and the big players in opec and saying, you need a cut production. it's going to keep the prices moving down if they don't cut
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republics. >> it's up to saudi arabia and middle east producers. but two things are important here. one as a result of the low oil prices huge amount of investments for oil are deferred or cancelled. 2015, 20% decline. 2016, an additional 16% decline. and in the history of oil this has happened for the first time, two years in a row, oil investments are declining. which means that 2017 osh maybee even earlier we'll see a rebound of the price, number one. and number 2, impact of these oil price middle east producers are hurt the most together the russia. according to our analysis if the prices remain around $30, 2016, middle east will lose economic value equivalent to to 20% of
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its gdp. huge loss. russia the same losing 10% of its comik gdp. this is not a price level which will be with us forever. >> what about good news, the consumer do they get cheaper petrol, does anybody get a good deal out of this? we have to complain about low oil prices but there's got to be some advantages. >> countries like india, china, europe, japan, this is definitely good news because their oil import bill is decreasing subtle of low oil decreasing as a result of oil prices. but this is also good news for some time as a temporary one, those countries shouldn't be relaxed and believe that now i have $25 oil price, this is the
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new normal now. i don't think it is a new normal. the -- we will see, it's. >> translator: goingoingto re. and university drive after a backlash over this year's nominees.
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>> welcome back, the top stories here on al jazeera. tunisia's president says there are malicious hands involved in high unemployment. beji caid essebsi says tighter from i.s.i.l. could take advantage of the unrest. shooting in saskatchewan, at an aboriginal school. and a huge blizzard is hitting the united states, thousands of people have been told to stay indoors until it passes. while though is hitting the u.s. the coast of chile is being pounded by towering five meter waves. swing has been banned from at least 100 beaches, with the tourist areas being badly
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affected. tourists have been twoornd stay away in the morning and evenings quhm the higevenings, when the e comes in. targets include two villages in the dar deir ez zor area. , now russia has also been targeting areas thought controlled by i.s.i.l. activists say at least eight civilians have been killed near the town of samada they're the turkish border. victoria gatenby has more. pictures on the ground tell a different story. this is samada in northwest syria. the town is not an i.s.i.l.
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stronghold. the group is mainly in eastern syria. instead this area is dominated by rebel groups who oppose bashar al-assad a russian ally. volunteers search for survivors in the collapse and rubble of the building. formed two years ago now has more than 3,000 volunteers. in the absence of a functioning state these volunteers take the injured to hospital and clear the dead from the athletes. they keep working despite russian bombs dropping around them. saudi arabia has criticized the russian air strikes and demanded that moscow stop them. foreign governments also question president putin's intention. the russian government has dismissed those concerns as part of a prop propaganda wall.
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added layers of confusion to an already complex civil war. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. the german chancellor and prime minister have discussed how to combat the flow of more refugees, angela merkel says germany wants to gif turkey aid and ahmed davutoglu says it's doing its best. after taking more than a million refugees in 2015 the german government is under pressure to limit arrivals. nadim baba has the story.
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>> focused on immigration and fighting terrorism the chancellor again rejected the idea of closing europe's borders. >> translator: we've once again heard about terrible numbers of people dying in the seas between turkey and the eu, children as well. and we just cannot allow the illegal traffickers to have supremacist i.s. here and that people endanger their lives and people earn money when they really do not have the best of interests of these human beings in their minds. that's why we have to make sure that this illegal immigration is changed into legal immigration. >> on friday a reminder of the risks people are still taking to reach europe. despite scenes like this on the greek island of libb lesbos, mes
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government has agreed to help substantially. to help europe's refugee crisis. that might thought make a difference. >> it has to do with refugee flows. significant number of afghans, iraqis, kurds. they will want to move towards europe. >> a sign how much angela merkel under pressure more than ever before needs turkey's help but it's knot certain ankara has the means to help. he insists he has already reacted to slow the migrant flow. turkey has declared a number of plans and will put them into
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action. we've passed legislation to allow syrian rfq refugees to gan employment in turkey. >> ahead of next month's eu summit, angela merkel has already worried her colleagues. nadim baba al jazeera, berlin. >> the deadline to form a unity government has come and gone in south sudan with apparently no progress. warring parties gave themselves until end of friday to produce a coalition government. stalemate continues over how it will work in progress. child labor is still a big problem in zambia, despite new laws and more money for social welfare it's estimated that a
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quarter of zambians between five and 15 have a job. others try to scrape together a living on the streets. >> reporter: six-year-old patrick and his brother brian who is five should be in school. they were born to poor parents. instead of being in class they try to make enough money to eat. they sit with their mother. these small stones are gathered in bags and sold to builders and landscapers. on a good day, the little boys and their parents make $10. some days go by that they don't make anything at all. >> i don't wish my sons to grow up like i did. i don't want them to wait here. >> not only does working here mean children like these miss out on an education, limiting
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their future, but breaking rocks, these stones are very sharp if a piece was to fly out and hit them in the face, it could very well mean they would lose an eye. this school set up to cater for orphans and vulnerable children. it's estimated 25% of zambian children are involved in some sort of work. 12-year-old isaac is the school's success story. he was stopped working by the age of eight and has been here since. >> countries like brazil, united states,. >> why brazil you like football? >> yes, i like football. >> who is your favorite player? >> reynaldo. >> class he are overcrowded and
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there's not enough are classes to nurture these children. >> because of lack of support, some children at some stage where they stop cool and then they go and work in the street to look for money. that's for surviving. >> the united nations considers access to an education as a fundamental human right. but in zambia that right is still november saf safeguarded h means that patrick and his brother bryan are robbed of their childhood. jamal el shael, al jazeera. >> for performance by an actor in a supporting role the nominees are -- >> there's been criticism for last of minorities in the four
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acting categories. will smith and his wife jada pinkett and spike lee are members of a group boycotting the awards ceremony. having somewhat of a renaissance thanks to increased internet and web programs. rob reynolds. >> how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can't change is one of dozens of documentary premiering at the sundance festival. josh fox says it's meant to encourage climate change. >> when i say we have to let go of the world, i mean this world, based on greed and competition
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and violence. base our society on things that are much more sustainable. there the sundance topics deal with other things including gun violence and abortion. >> they are actually a social good they are a force for good in a democracy because they make us ask hard questions about ourselves. >> jim tells the story of james foley, the american war correspondent kidnapped and killed by i.s.i.l. in 2014. director brian oaks was a good friend of foley. >> he was trying to tell these stories of the syrians. i wanted this film to help jim bring those stories back to the surface. and show people what he was doing over there. >> sunita is the story of a rap music loving teenage girl from afghanistan growing up as an
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illegal immigrant in iran, the girl's family planned to sell her as a child bride. >> my human side was oh, i'm thought going to see sunita anymore and her life will be ruined so i interned the movie myself. >> she now attends school in the united states and campaigns against child brides. >> i can help other girls. >> thanks to new platforms for distribution, television channels like home box office and internet streaming service like amazon and netflix are buying up these movies and iting them before a wider audience than ever before. >> with netflix and hu lu and the other companies it's so many
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options for film makers. >> part of a golden age for documentary films. rob reynolds, al jazeera, park city, utah. >> and you can always get all the latest news and analysis, at >> good evening and welcome to "america tonight." i'm lisa fletcher for joie chen, who is on assignment. in the nation's fastest growing city australian, texas where moha


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