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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 trump the 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. a suicide car bomb in iraq has killed at least seven people and injured others the attack. the border with syria the target was a checkpoint manned by the iraqi army and allied fighters. the u.n. security council has discussed syria and the threat of a government offensive in the last remaining rebel held province western governments are saying that russia is trying to sow confusion by saying rebels and the province may stage a chemical attack and then blame it on government forces but toyah gate and the
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reports this morning. call this emergency meeting of the u.n. security council to warn the syrian rebels supported by western governments might stage a chemical attack then blame it on syrian government forces western diplomats dismiss that idea as ridiculous i think even the egregious stand russian propaganda this is an extraordinary fake news story of course we are not going to do anything remotely a kin to a chemical weapons attack we take our chemical weapons prohibition responsibilities extremely seriously western governments say russia's claims are meant to say confusion and pave the way for yet another chemical weapons massacre by syrian government forces russia's ambassador strongly denies this. we are seeing how some western countries are clearly supporting al nasra fighters the chemical topic is cruelly manip. had to put pressure on damascus just saber rattling to deal with
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internal domestic issues. the northern countryside of hama and provinces are the last remaining rebel held areas the syrian government is back to recapture so-called terrorist areas the us is down a strong reaction to any chemical biological attack that is a very credible threat the u.s. and its allies are making because they've already use force twice before after a chemical weapons attack and in fact that's the one. that has been used. for a major u.s. military strikes against the syrian government from the joint syrian russian command post the message is clear it label face the same attacks as all other rebel held areas liberated from what they call terrorism this is what that liberation looks like whether in homs or aleppo areas back under control of president bashar
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assad's forces backed by russia and iran victoria gate and be al jazeera. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including i'm missing you and. we're filling your tank doesn't cost a thing but that is about to change. on the air after harken marry a porsche because a governor announced as a dramatically higher death toll from the storm and its aftermath and his fourth claims of double standards at the u.s. open after a female player paralyzed adjusting her top during a match. now millions of children around the world are starting a new school here but the united nations refugee agency the u.n. agency are as wired about the growing number of refugees who work and get anywhere near a classroom they say the problem is getting a lot worse. well last year four million refugee children didn't attend school
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that's half a million more than in twenty sixteen compared to ninety two percent globally only sixty one percent of refugee children attended primary school and as they get older the gap is growing two out of three children and primary never make it to secondary school well schools and eleven and cater for hundreds of thousands of refugees and some teachers are heading to work overtime just to make sure that everyone gets to class say in the hall the reports now 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
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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 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
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our children to school even if there are places in school so a very very dire situation for syria's children. well let's get more on this now we're joined by it is she he's senior education advise a u.n. aid and she's joining us from cork an island in this she had very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so your agency is warning that more and more refugee children are missing out on an education why is the problem getting worse. i think we need to look at the global context of an increase in numbers of refugees across the world over the past few years the numbers have gone up exponentially and at the moment there are twenty million refugees under you in haiti or is mandate to look after and of those seven point four million are children of school going age and what we need to look at is in the past year since twenty seventeen one million
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additional refugee children needed to go to school to primary and secondary school and there were massive efforts made to bring those children into school both by governments in hosting countries by the international community by local communities themselves and you know of that million children half a million did get into school so i think we need to look at that but there are also another half million that did not get into schools that just couldn't that places could not be found for so while there are lots of efforts going on in all of the countries yet the numbers are increasing at such a rate that it's very difficult for the world to keep up some history who has been successful and how have they been successful in getting children to school with and sort of half a million that you speak of who messed out what more needs to be done as a just the funding issue or better implementation of funding and the programs themselves. and the policy that we
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adopted that we promote across the world is for children to go to local schools setting up parallel systems setting up refugee schools in the long term really doesn't work the quality goes down and we find that children just don't succeed in those schools so what's been done over the past few years is to promote a policy of including children in local schools and investing all available funding into helping those local authorities the schools the local communities to add on more classrooms to increase the numbers of teachers to provide supplies for children so that's really what's been successful in increasing the numbers it's supporting what already exists to expand to include refugees so funding certainly is part of this ninety two percent of refugees are hosted in developing countries and they have to struggle often to provide education services for their own children so very definitely an increase in funds both from the international community from the private sector from all donors to support countries to increase
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numbers and to increase places for refugee children but there are also issues such as was raised in lebanon that very often refugee parents can't work because their local policies are good policies in particular countries don't allow them to work so often there needs to be support for families so that they can actually afford to send their children to school so increases in cash grants in other ways of supporting parents so that they will be able to pursue their dreams of getting children into education and just remind us again why it is so important you know for children who've been through the often traumatic experience of displacement i'm to have that normalcy of going to school. i think this is a very poignant question 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
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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 in the city we thank you very much for your time on this that as the u.n.h.c.r. as is a she joining us live from cork and ireland thank you. about a google search of has our name has angered donald trump so much that he wants more internet regulations the u.s. president is accusing the search engine of highlighting negative stories about home a white house correspondent kimberly halkett has more. i think google is really
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taking advantage of a lot of people in a allegations from u.s. president donald trump that tech giants like google and facebook are silencing conservative opinions we have literally thousands and thousands of complaints coming in and you just can't do that so i think that google and twitter and facebook they're really dreading going very very troubled territory and they have to be careful it's not fair to large portions of the population trumps comments follow a tuesday morning tweet we're trying claim to google the search term trump news with negative results he says online searches are rigged by liberal owned media groups to shadow ban or silence. conservative viewpoints that's why trump economic advisor larry kudlow says the administration isn't ruling out action even regulation you know we're taking a look at it in
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a statement google denies it searches are selective it says that when a user types a query into the google search bar its goal is to make sure they receive the most relevant alzheimer's in a matter of seconds search is not used to set a political agenda we don't bias our results toward any political ideology is not accurate this tech industry analyst says trump's allegation that tech giants are systematically biased against conservatives is nothing new if trump is google searching himself in finding that a lot of people don't like him that's because a lot of people don't like him to be clear that would also been true if brock obama had googled himself but conservatives in the us are pushing back it's basically an intergalactic invasion into this space with people they point to the recent removal of controversy all right wing radio host alex jones from facebook you tube and spotify private tech companies say they're legally within their rights to ban
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offensive content critics say there's silencing dissent some republican members of congress are even arguing today's big tech companies are monopolies in the marketplace and should be regulated to foster political debate from all sides a move the white house now appears to be considering can really help get al-jazeera washington world well let's get more on this now we're joined by david crutchfield a corporate branding specialist and social media commentator and he's joining us live from new york as a crutch for a very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so is google treading on troubled waters as donald trump are saying or what are their systems you know they say from political bias. well i think democracy diets when you look to regulate the meat you're in the free press it's very dry. one thing to be thinking about regulating it and in fact to say that google's rigged is in fact is far opposite from the truth and that's actually because of how google works to your other contributors point about what's popular it was specific to the search that i had google what
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makes google works and our work like software and that our rhythmic keeps very secret to itself because that's what makes the search engine work now what that means is that every year it like to change that algorithm at least two or three times a year and the reason it does that is swept make sure that it's not biased and the reason why is what's called search engine optimization this is where agencies and thousands of companies and brands try to get their website to the top of that search page google doesn't like that so it deliberately changes the algorithm three times a year to make sure that there is no bias in the search so actually it's far from rigged but carol the algorithms in a beverage can they be hacked we've had social media has been hacked before to spread faith in a fake news as in the case of faith of the u.s. presidential election so could it happen. really can't be so much hacked because the out rhythms kept very secret but it can happen bias added to it by all the
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agencies in the brands looking to bias the search for their company when someone types in something they wanted to go to page one so again google actually make sure that can happen but it doesn't do it every every week or every day every three or four months that actually tweaks the algorithm so that can happen so actually no you can't hack google's plan and so it's a given that can the u.n. and u.s. administration actually do something about this as they say they're planning to. well i think that what they do is once they get deeper and the media that's meant to be biased start to share more information about how google works what you're going to find which is really fascinating about the algorithm is that it has two hundred. data points to it that's basically the implication that search or when it goes out and it's called scraping the internet think about yourself in the data point you have to win a race your aggression when you add it up you don't have that many data points so
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two hundred was a lot of data points to be out. looking at the most appropriate information when used your specific search is looking or so in it really protection so the bust needs of the algorithm and it goes to crutchfield we thank you very much for your time and your insights on this that steam crutchfield joining us live from new york thank you. well it's time for the weather now here steph yeah we're looking at europe today elizabeth where there's plenty of sunshine but it is all slowly starting to change so here's all the sunshine then across this well most of the continent really but look at this area of cloud here that's really developed in the past twelve hours or so and is just now running its way towards the east so what we're going to see over the next few days is that continue its journey eastwards and as it does so it's going to bring us more cloud more rain and some slightly fresher air as well so there it is giving us some heavy downpours at the moment for some of us in the eastern parts of england through the low countries up into norway
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that system moving sweep its way through germany there and into sweden as we head through thursday and gradually will see the temperatures changes it works its way across us so forth in berlin then it will be a lot cooler as we head into thursday and by friday i will just be twenty degrees that cooler air will also be flowing its way across poland twenty one hour maximum there and for vienna we're down to twenty four expect a few thunderstorms though in the vienna area as that system sweeps its way across us so by the time we get to friday then things are quite different across many parts of europe for many of us the temperatures are around about twenty degrees maybe one or two degrees above and feeling a bit cooler tumble than they have done during the summer for the southeast though still very much summery as usual for us bucharest right about. thirty one degrees but in that heat there could be a few rather lively thunderstorms elizabeth steph back you very much for that now still ahead on the news hour on florence louis inside state malaysia where the
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agency estimates around four million of refugee children missed school last year and the problem is getting worse the u.n. says two out of three children and primary are continuing on to secondary school and un run schools for palestinian refugees in gaza and the occupied west bank have reopened despite the united states cutting two hundred million dollars in aid the un's refugee organization says it only has enough money for the next month. now it's been a view that the number of puerto ricans killed by how can the area is almost fifty times higher than a russian admitted provoking further criticism of the u.s. government the most powerful storm to hit the u.s. territory in line to he is was reported to have killed sixty four islanders in september the white house said the relatively low number of deaths was quote a good news story now the caribbean islands governor admits that mistakes were made and the estimated number of dead is almost three thousand.
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so it is time to show. the family and friends it is also time to reflect on it what we did we need to find it hard to correct so that we can respond in future ruslan jordan has more from washington d.c. . for nearly a year after hurricane maria plowed through puerto rico the official death toll there has been at sixty four that's on an island of several million people well know a research report conducted by the george washington university and the university of puerto rico has determined that the number of people who were killed in the aftermath of hurricane rita actually was two. thousand nine hundred seventy five and that's because this calculation includes an important definition how many people's health was impacted negatively by the hurricane or some other natural
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disaster after the immediate houses of the storm people who were older and presumably in poor health people who lived in poor communities and who did not have electricity or clean water or access to regular medicine were much more vulnerable and thus experience higher death rates in those parts of puerto rico the report is calling for improved generating physicians when they're looking at diagnosing the cause of death after a major disaster such as a hurricane or a blizzard they're also looking for better ways of preparation for particularly vulnerable communities to make certain that there are enough emergency supplies emergency generators and other steps taken to protect people who can't get out of the way of a major natural disaster. colombia and who have agreed to set up a joint base of venezuela and my friends both countries are struggling to manage
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the growing number of venezuelans crossing there for what it is they have playing a deafening political and economic crisis according to the u.n. more than two million venezuelans have left the country since twenty four. has more from the colombian capital. colombia and peru were the two countries that have so far received the highest number of business well in migrants and are now agreeing that they need to cooperate more to confront this unprecedented exodus of people migration authorities met for two days in bogota and announced that they will begin sharing more information about the migrants they are receiving they plan to implement a shared database in new technology at the border to do so they also agreed that this crisis will continue to grow unless there's real change in venezuela and colombia's officials insisted on the need to end unilateral entry restrictions
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imposed by some countries in recent weeks that it was good we need to do with this in a coordinated manner if it's a regional effort we can achieve good results handling it in a unilateral an individual way and he creates more illegal immigration and more problems not less doing colombia hope that their agreement will be extended to the other countries affected another reading this time at the foreign ministers level has been announced for next week in ecuador venezuela notorious have also been invited but in colombia said they haven't had any communication with their venezuelan counterparts on this issue for the last two years and that's been it continues to avoid recognizing the crisis. venezuela is moving ahead with plans to raise the price of petrol when hyperinflation for cost at a million percent by the end of this year the government is trying to increase revenue and stop a billion dollar market and all contraband on latin america editor lucien human
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reports from caracas. in an oil rich countries like venezuela it's one thing to subsidize feel quite another is to give it away human but i don't know it's a gift what i pay is not even enough been returned. thanks to hyperinflation today you can theoretically buy one million liters of petrol into one u.s. dollar and imagine this if you can a one thousand. point zero zero one of a cent which is why the government took them out of. except here. and is incredible is that i can still use it here to buy a hundred and sixty six liters of the highest. at the venezuela colombia border where small and large scale smugglers operate in broad daylight the price distortion feeds a lucrative black market with billions of dollars but now in an attempt to rescue
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venezuela's drowning a commie president. has announced a plan to stop the leak. one more leader of. this wayland's have until the end of the month to register their cars for an unspecified amount of subsidized petrol before prices go up dramatically for everyone else. 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 and allow tankers to cross the border . 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 finally seem serious about raising prices at the pump. we don't know
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how much it's going to cost. that generates confusion and uncertainty. historically raising the price of petrol has been a controversial and explosive issue. yes even the most skeptical of the giving away petrol is less of a gift than a symbol of an economy in freefall. as the venice film festival. and. more than just an asian games gold medal for.
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now along with the fans of patiently waiting to say goodbye to the queen of soul aretha franklin the public is being a lot of you have body and her home city of detroit where she died two weeks ago pancreatic cancer at age seventy six that's. john hendon he's at the child's rights museum of african-american history it's such an outpouring of grief when she passed away john but what's the mood like there today. well it's somber but it's celebrate jory a lot of people came here to celebrate the life of a wreath of franklin and they came by the hundreds there were hundreds lining around the building when i arrived this morning they opened it up at nine o'clock
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local time that's just a short while ago and then people have come in and they've been filing in and out these are the placards that they have been giving out to the people who have gone there inside soul music is playing outside its rhythm and blues and this is just this second day of four days of celebration for a wreath of frank and there will be a concert on thursday and then on friday of course will be her funeral but i've got someone here who has been inside that building and has seen the costume change that aretha franklin underwent overnight and let me just ask her her name is libra foster and her daughter so maya let me ask you leader if i can ask you to stand right here what do you see in there how did how did aretha franklin look and what was she wearing she was beautiful i mean absolutely beautiful and it changed. she had a blue shirt find it was long it was beautiful and she also had silver shoes on. this time. with awesome but the day she was really immaculate you could
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just see the glow in her were you here yesterday as well we were yesterday but we didn't go in yesterday we saw it actually on t.v. but we stayed in a hotel last night and you know we saw her today and you came all the way from baltimore that's seven hundred miles away live in owens mills maryland but baltimore everyone knows baltimore and i was determined to see her i mean she was my childhood idol and i'm in my sixty's and i just had to do it i had to come up here she was you know i had to is it and i brought my granddaughter and my family and she you know she loves it too we love everything can i ask you so much what did you think i thought it was like really historic and it now is the first time since i read that friends in real life do you know who reach the franklin it alland you played enough songs in my car so she knows who she is yes you heard them on the way here yes. why do you think she's so important to people i mean a lot of pop stars a lot of r. and b. stars of giant over the years they don't get this kind of treatment what makes her
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different why she's special because i think she was more personal type person you know i mean you can kind of relate to her she wasn't over the top you know with the pop and razzi and all that stuff like that i did see that i just saw her as a down home person and i just love her i just love. i just love her and i'm so glad i'm here but thank you for talking to us i'm glad you got to enjoy your visit so that was libra foster she's a visitor with her granddaughter came all the way from baltimore maryland which is quite a trick here in detroit in this again just day four days of celebration tomorrow gladys knight will perform tyler perry will be there and so will the four tops a contemporary with a wreath of franklin and then on friday she will be laid to rest tell him thank you very much for that for now that is john hendren joining us live from detroit thank you. now most workers tell their boss when they're questioning their job bought not the french environment minister nicolo shocked of radio listeners by resigning live
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on air he says the government isn't doing enough to combat climate change the butler has more from paris. it was on french radio that nicholas who long announced his sudden resignation as france's environment minister the pre-mortal the first time i'm going to take the hardest decision of my life i don't want to lie to myself any more i don't want my presence in this government to be taken to mean that we are doing enough to tackle this challenge who had spent fifteen months in government under president emmanuel michel during which it helped stop controversial plans to build an airport on farmland but he said too little progress had been made in other areas such as rolling back nuclear power before entering politics is a popular t.v. presenter of environmental programs and campaign. this makes it clear that the government isn't interested in the on the violence considering the project as a gesture to the low.

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