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has announced a plan to stop the leak. we won't allow those colombian mafia to steal one more leader of four pets will no more. than this whalen's have until the end of the month to register their cars for an unspecified amount of subsidised petrol before prices go up dramatically for everyone else in theory this would put the lucrative black market out of business but there's a problem. you can stop the government controls the members of the national guard stationed on the border patrol contra and allow tankers to cross the border that night. venezuela could certainly benefit from cracking down on corruption on its side of the border and selling the petrol it's been losing at international prices just as necessary to finally seem serious about raising prices at the pump. we don't know how much it's going to cost or how much will be rationed
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that generates confusion uncertainty and. historically raising the price of petrol has been a controversial and explosive issue in venezuela. yet even the most skeptical admit the giving away petrol is less of a gift than the symbol of an economy in freefall. interested to know more about your trip to venezuela report focused on the fuel issue there stood in more about what life is like for the people with its. i spent a lot of time going from one bus station to the other trying to basically catch up with these people who are leaving and to ask them why they are doing this in the first place all of last week it was very difficult for them to leave because the government has just stated a new currency a new trying to somehow stop the hyperinflation which as you probably know is
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a earmarked to reach a million percent by the end of this year according to the i.m.f. people are just desperate they have no jobs they have they can't get medicine i needed a medicine i couldn't find either and it wasn't lifesaving but people who are whose lives depend on it can't get it food is very scarce and even if you can find it they don't have enough money to pay for it so addict first we used to see people leaving who were professionals people that had something to sell now we have seen people who have absolutely nothing making their way to the border many on foot as i say because the buses are there very few of them and also just paying for a bus ride to the border is almost impossible so we're really seeing this kind of this thing is snowballing it's getting completely out of control the government is hoping that its new economic measures will somehow make life more bearable but most economists say that what they're doing is just too little and certainly not is not going to be enough to really stem the tide and stop the tide great insight from the sea in human latin america editor thank you. for it fishermen have been accused
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of endangering the lives of british fishing crews after a violent confrontation in the english channel over scalloped forty french fishing boats through smoke bombs and rammed the british vessels british boats are allowed to fish in the scalloped rich area but french fishermen say it's depleting shellfish stocks paul brennan was on board. the encounter began before dawn when the french fishing for tila confronted a handful of british sculler boats fishing perfectly legally in international waters first came the verbal insults. then as the french boats crowded the british and began hurling smoke bombs metal shackles and flag as the situation became progressively more violence an extraordinarily dangerous. rocks trying us shackles less balls of all.
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eggs with you nine it was that i had by for a night a shot bribes across the front of us to john follow proper while the french navy was royal long saw it didn't intervene. so. i called the coast guard no answer from the coast guard. not very good but the french crews are unapologetic aggrieved because their government prevents them from fishing for scholarships until october the first while the british boats have no such restriction and i think good idea. we have courses we have restricted ours the british don't have anything like that they come they dreads they fill up and then they go home there you go. it's symptomatic of the simmering tension created by the imminent breck's it despite contributing less than north point five percent of the u.k.'s g.d.p. the fishing industry has become totemic in the brics it debates. repatriating the
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fishing rights currently held by other e.u. fleets will be complex and face stone resistance but the british government insists bricks it will mean u.k. fisherman keeping a larger share of the fish caught in u.k. domestic water once we take. a united nations agreement. work that says i would. take as much as they are. and it's only the surplus that can be made by the other member states and it's not just e.u. member states it's other nations to come in and. french and british fisheries officials are urging calm and have agreed to talks to try to diffuse the tension but this was just the end of one battle not the end of the war. on al jazeera. here's what's coming up for you on this news hour as the school holidays come to an
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end four million refugee children won't be going back to school thousands evacuated in myanmar up to every rain caused a dam break. and in sports trouble forces the abandonment of a game in south america's top club competition. you know we're told every child has the right to an education and yet we've also been told that four million children refugee children have not been to school in the past year this is come to the u.n. h.c.r. the un's refugee agency in behind that headline number the statistics don't get any better first of all those four million that number is an increase of half a million students in just twelve months only six out of ten refugees went to primary school which is shockingly low compared to ninety two percent of children around the world who do go to school and as they get older the gap widens nearly
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two thirds of refugee children who go to primary school do not make it to secondary school will schools in lebanon cater to hundreds of thousands of children from syria and palestine some teachers are having to work double shifts now just so more students can attend class here's another reporting from the bekaa valley. the school year starts in the next few days but according to the united nations up to three hundred thousand syrian children of school age will not be attending classes that has been the number of syrian refugee children who haven't been given an education among them these children they live in this camp in the big valley many of them are born in lebanon all they know is a life in exile the life of a refugee. the united nations says it is doing its best to enroll the highest number of syrian refugee children as possible but it hasn't been easy the lebanese government for example is under a lot of strain its resources its infrastructure has been strained as
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a result of the influx of over a million syrian refugees into the country but three hundred thousand children do attend classes over three hundred fifty lebanese public schools operate double shifts shifts in the afternoon to accommodate these children but of course there aren't enough spaces to accommodate the remaining three hundred thousand syrian children of school age and it's not just that syrian refugee families have little choice but to send their children to work to be able to provide for the family so there's also a question of child labor they cannot afford to send their children to school and instead their children work and there's also the issue of transportation many parents here will tell you that we can't afford to pay for transportation to send our children to school even if there are places in school so a very very dire situation for syria's children his eye says show you know who is
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the senior education advisor for you and she told us more about the future impact of millions of refugee children missing out on an education. at this time of the year when you know across britain across the world families and children are preparing to go back to school and if we think about what is any parent's aspiration for their child every parent wants an education for their child so if you look at the implications of the current state where only twenty three percent of refugee youth are in enrolled in secondary school that's seventy seven percent are not enrolled in education and in five years time in ten years time what will become of those young people if they have not received an education hopefully many of them will go back to their countries and help to rebuild them but to do that they need the skills and the knowledge and the confidence and the leadership that education will give to them so that's why it's such an imperative for far more efforts to be made to make sure that all of these children get an education. same with us here in studio technical director for the charter group educate
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a child must have you with us i mean the numbers are shocking yes the fact that they're going up so fast is a huge issue as well do you think part of the problem is that it's not seen as as important you know i had a viewer write in earlier today saying food and shelter where the big things education comes later food but maybe it doesn't maybe it comes right now yes you're right it's education has never been seen as a priority but it should be seen and it should be treated. equally as important to food and shelter in education provides hope it provides it provides a sense of normalcy for the children in all he can imagine being a small child showing up in a refugee camp alone and a company and traumatized having gone through days of travel and suffering what education provides is that save lives in the sense of normalcy and
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hope and this should be a priority and i think most. people have no interest to that it's is as critical as shelter and food and that there has we we need to continue to advocate for that to you your group if you can reach out and other groups to struggle to get funding our funding is a challenge qatar has as has played and the credible important role over the past six years. qatar has contributed over one hundred thirty million dollars. providing education opportunities to over our women point three million kids but there needs to be more there are wars to chile as you said earlier more and more children are becoming refugees and the four million that you talked about is probably there are probably more kids than those you know there are rich children who are in refugee camps and then there are those that go into cities so i
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would venture to say that there are probably twice as many children so the challenges are huge and the leads the needs are huge but as he said there are there is a priorities their approach is everywhere and the reason is limited. inferi these children will one day go they would hope so i'm sure palestinian children would would say otherwise does that present a big problem for the future that you have potentially an under educated generation right now yes yes the irony is that we for the longest time we treated. with fiji's as having as having coming to a place in staying for a short term and leaving but now we know that refugees on average stay over twenty years so our strategy should be both short term but also long term. and while
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they're there when they're in the camps in the cities we ought to be able to be thinking about the future what happens to these children when they go back do they have to are we giving them the skill sets that in. a we providing them enough. education and opportunities so they can succeed and so yes yes in skills and since we are very very important but we also need to be. be aware of the fact that they may stay for generations and you know you have camps in kenya in the dark room where you have. children who have who are born there who are finished high schools are now in college and still are considered refugees so it's not a short term strategy it is a long term strategy and i think most. people who are in this business interests then that there are there needs to be both short term but also long term solutions
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from educate a child pleasure having you with us thank you thanks so much. well it's the first day of school for about half a million palestinian students in gaza or in the occupied west bank others in lebanon and elsewhere go back next week but the u.n. relief and works agency which runs many of the schools very much closer in if they run out of funds and roses that only have enough money for the next month after the u.s. cuts two hundred million dollars in palestinian aid and there are reports the u.s. will all aid to the u.n. agency hard for so with more on that one from west jerusalem. well a is making good this wednesday on its pledge announced last week that it would open its schools in the occupied palestinian territories and in its other three areas of operation on time despite the huge financial pressure that it's been under this year after the united states decided to withdraw three hundred of the three hundred sixty five million dollars that it was to provided to the agency this is come in the light of a great deal of political pressure that's been applied to iraq and to the
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palestinians under the administration of donald trump and there's been reporting in the israeli press in recent days and israeli media that the united states intends to go further by restricting the definition of palestine refugees to only those who came out of what was then how a stein in one hundred forty eight before the creation of the state of israel so restricting the number from more than five million to five hundred thousand and indeed permanently cutting off all u.s. funding for the agency the agencies head was at one of these schools reopening today in the occupied west bank he said that the un run mandate was not for sale the palestinian leadership have actually rejected this position which is being reported and has yet to be foot formally confirmed by the united states it is something of that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has long argued for both the restriction of the definition of palestine refugees and also the
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disbandment of our entirely although there are those in the israeli security establishment former military officers and the like who have been telling the israeli media that they are concerned about restricting or preventing iran from operating because of the security implications that could have don't forget it provides education to some five hundred thousand palestinian children it provides food aid to many of the more than one million refugees inside gaza so there is no much by no means a total acceptance of this plan in the israeli establishment although it is something that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has long argued for. spoke to chris gunness a little bit earlier he is a spokesman for talk more about the fact they can only afford to keep schools open for another month we have opened our schools today thank goodness but we have money to run them only until the end of september and at the end of september we'll be running on and we won't have enough money for us schools to pay our twenty two
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thousand teaching staff but neither will we have enough money to run our nearly one hundred fifty primary health clinics around the region and our relief and social services and other program in which we provide human development and emergency assistance for millions of registered palestine refugees we are hoping to be able to find the money hoping to find the money and we are hoping that we will not have to make these painful decisions but yes as i said henri will be running on empty and painful decisions undoubtedly will have to be made and let's be clear the losers here are going to be some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in a very volatile part of the world and it is not in the interest of anyone who believes in peace to allow this to come to par. here's what's coming up for you in this news hour. i'm florence story in sabah state malaysia where the demand for land development and biofuels is frightening not just for us but
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a way of life. also they're rolling out the red carpet at the venice film festival but you can support the new olympic sport of state board of education games debut first medals handed out in indonesia from sweden with. hello there is a rather quiet across the middle east at the moment is generally hot and it's fine but towards the northeast is not quite as hot here mafia maximum temperature probably of around twenty two degrees as we head through thursday and do expect maybe a few showers particularly in the afternoon another area we've got a bit more in the way of clouds here on the coast of the black sea that's drifting its way eastwards and only more showers popping up here as we head through the day
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on friday so the south of that though it's fine enjoy just pretty hot at the moment as you'd expect at this time of year say for baghdad expect a temperature of around forty seven and force in kuwait will be around forty six but it's not the whole here in doha temperatures for us to hovering at around forty to forty three degrees but that's because it's far more humid the humidity really has risen over the past few days and it's going to stay very very sticky as we head through to day and friday for the south from us and you can see that all cloud around parts of a man that could just squeeze out one or two showers at times but for most of us it should stay dry down towards the southern parts of africa is largely fine unsettle for most of us here you can see the winds feeding in from the seas though so around the coast of madagascar they could be one or two showers and ditto for surround parts of mozambique towards the west though it's looking fine and dry eighteen in cape town. a journey both dog. food there's a very forever there's
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in the news here at al-jazeera and these are the top stories the u.s. president donald trump has announced on twitter that white house counsel down on the ground will step down later this year it was revealed recently madonna spent months talking with investigators from robert muller's team which is investigating alleged russian into ference in the twenty sixteen presidential election. brazil's president says he's considering significantly curbing the number of venezuelans entering the country on tuesday michelle tamar deployed troops in the border state of where hundreds of venezuelans are reaching every day he says it's to improve security at the border where they've been incidents of violent confrontations between locals and venezuela migrants and un run schools for palestinian refugees
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have reopened despite huge cuts in u.s. aid half a million students resumed classes in gaza or in the occupied west bank but the un body responsible for palestinian refugees says it only has enough money to run the schools until september the u.s. has already cut two hundred million dollars and there are reports it's considering ending all financial assistance. false allegations is the response from me and miles government to a damning report by u.n. investigators on the military crackdown on ranger and other ethnic minorities on monday a u.n. panel called for an investigation and prosecution of me and miles top military generals including its army chief for genocide war crimes and crimes against humanity the u.n. secretary general and demanded accountability for what he called the horrendous persecution of the ranger remember at least ten thousand people were killed and more than seven hundred thousand fled the army crackdown that began last year here
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is more from. cox's bazaar in package. so here's the thing about a day like today walking around includes a long campaign and talks with our bangladesh which is the largest refugee settlement in the world despite all the talk emanating from within the halls of the you win despite the u.n. fact finding mission report that was released in which it was recommended that general zinni and more and other top military officials be charged with crimes of genocide against him just you walk around here and you realize that whatever the headlines may be whatever the diplomats may be saying it really has no impact on the daily lives of the door hinges that are here and who continue to suffer look the conditions in this camp are much improved than they were a year ago when the influx started the camp is much bigger a lot of building has gone on their roads are dams or bridges but the conditions
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are still terrible steeple are still living in huts made of plastic and bamboo huts that can barely withstand the elements the rain when it's hot outside it's hotter inside of these tents so you become keenly aware that the plight of the or hinder the suffering of the remainder continues now is really echoed from what i heard from hinges that i was speaking with today i spoke to a mother of five children a little while ago and she was telling me that she fled more last year with her kids she was recounting horrific tales the things that she had witnessed atrocities that have been committed against people in her village and she said that she hadn't known about the u.n. report and she had known about the u.n. security council possibly taking up the issue she's glad that that's happening but she doesn't think it's going to have any any discernible impact on them any time
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soon. rescue efforts are underway to ridge thousands of people in may in ma who are trapped after a dam broke heavy rain in the back a region caused it to collapse and how sick i am as a report a torrent of water from the damn surged into villages in the boggo region on wednesday morning a major road was also flooded a bridge connecting me and mars two biggest cities and gone and mandalay was damage thousands of villagers have been moved from their homes to emergency shelters in all sixty three thousand people are said to be affected convoys of military trucks carrying boats are on their way to reach the stranded the dam collapsed after days of monsoon rain and weeks after heavy rain caused flash floods forcing one hundred fifty three thousand people from their homes natasha going to aim al-jazeera saudi arabia and the united arab emirates have called
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a un report accusing them of possible war crimes in yemen inaccurate on tuesday a report by the un experts said there is reason to believe the governments of yemen saudi arabia and the u.a.e. are responsible for human rights violations it also said the rebels may have tortured a prison it's the coalition that says the report did not mention iran's role in the war and its support for the who the rebels. meanwhile iran's representatives have told the un's top court that time is running out for iranian suffering economic turmoil on the u.s. sanctions government lawyers were making their closing arguments on the third day of hearings at the i.c.j. the international court of justice in the netherlands iran is asking u.n. judges to order the u.s. to lift the sanctions the u.s. says the court doesn't have that jurisdiction lawrence lee with us from the hague. it's known as the peace palace but the chance of the court here the highest legal body of the united nations bringing an end to the hostile environments between the
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u.s. and iran was never going to be highly. lawyers from both countries have presented their cases to the course iran arguing that the american decision to pull out of the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions broken agreements of friendship between the countries dating back to nine hundred fifty five traced the moment to a corner make pressure. sense to certain that this view through diplomatic means did not succeed. iraq had no other choice but to seize the international court of justice with the president's request on sixty two large because of nato and they said sanctions were crippling the iranian economy in areas ranging from investment in renewable energy to aircraft parts oil exports and the iranian currency itself the measures are intended to and do bite deeply into key areas of iran's economy and they also bite into the health
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well being and safety of its citizens as well as of its companies but in response the us said that the iranian claim that it was guilty of unfriendly actions was deeply hypocritical given the empty american sentiments and actions taken by iran since the islamic revolution of nine hundred seventy million and that the iranians were deliberately confusing legal and political issues mr president iran's request warrants another observation before i proceed it rests on the basis of a treaty who central purpose friendship with the united states iran has expressly and repeatedly disavowed since one nine hundred seventy nine in its words and actions by sponsoring terrorism and other malign activity against united states citizens and interests. in other words the situation that the parties find themselves in today is nowhere near what was contemplated when the treaty was concluded in one nine hundred fifty five for all of the american attempts here to
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destroy the iranian case there is an argument that suggests that politically speaking this might be quite a useful exercise for the american governments because the people arguing that the u.s. was within its rights to withdraw from the nuclear deal and that the sanctions imposed on iran and anything like as harmful as the iranian side says are not hard core supporters of president from their lawyers working for the state department's panel of judges will not make a decision this week on iran's case and whatever they do decide may easily be ignored by the united states lawrence lee al-jazeera the hague but forests in southeast asia are being created to make way for oil palm plantations and with demand for palm oil said to increase threefold by twenty fifty of course the rate of deforestation could be devastating this is part two of our series forests under threat florence laurie reports from malaysia's state. in east malaysia
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is renowned for the beauty of its natural landscape one of its draws is the tropical rain forest dense undergrowth told majestic trees rich in plant and animal diversity. it's also a way of life for some like jihad in been jobless for generations the people from his community in central and they have relied on the jungle for much of the needs of the one community many things that we use come from the forests we use raw turn to make and build things some plants are used in traditional medicine the insects too useful we take honey from the bee it has medicinal qualities. even the water they drink used to come from the forest but not since the area around it was cleared for development to harden and some villages fought against the encroachment but to no avail logging in this forest and the landslides that occurred as a result of that have affected this stream it's
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a trickle compared to what it used to be and the water is no longer clear but muddy . since two thousand and thirteen much of the forest has been wiped out the trees replaced by a single crop palm sabah is the top palm oil producer in malaysia which in ten is the second largest exporter in the world after indonesia demand for the commodity is set to grow driven in part by the push for biofuels particularly in china and indonesia that could spell a disaster for forests as land is cleared to make way for plantations but the round table unsustainable palm oil or our s.p.o. says alternatives to the commodity maybe even worse bottom oil has a year that is forty times then all that oil is so it requires four to ten times less land to make the same amount of oil out of that and it is utilized so their solution is not to say let's stop palm oil let's go to something else but he's to
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make sure that whatever we produce is blue sustainably and that's where the out of fuel comes into play the r.s. p. o. is a voluntary organization and while it sets standards on palm oil production it has not committed to zero deforestation. for the people unsettled vintage what they lament is the loss of the forest they say the land belonged to the and system and should be that is for generations to come florence lilly al-jazeera. state malaysia thousands of people in the u.s. city of detroit to pay their final respects to the queen of soul aretha franklin best remembered of course for hit songs respects natural woman franklin died last week of pancreatic cancer she was seventy six years old and we are live there with john hendren of the charles museum of african american history i've been watching that line behind you john it just doesn't stop does it. it has
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not stopped since nine o'clock local time this morning it's now two thirty and it will go on until nine o'clock local time tonight just as it did yesterday with thousands of people filing in here and there would be more if they went on a little bit longer this of course is day two of a four day celebration of the life of the queen of soul tomorrow there will be a big concert on thursday where the four tops gladys knight and thirty other major bands will be playing and of course on friday the queen of soul will be laid to rest and that brings us to her legacy and i have someone here we can ask about that rochelle riley knows well about aretha franklin and her significance to detroit because she is a columnist for the detroit free press and let me ask you there are thousands of people coming here they don't do this for every singer why is aretha franklin so beloved well aretha franklin is more than singer she is an icon of civil rights activists and someone who embraced this community which she belonged to from the time she was.

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