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23 октября, 23:42

Does Harvard discriminate against Asian American applicants?

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A federal court in the United States is hearing a lawsuit that alleges systematic discrimination against Asian American applicants to the prestigious Harvard University. The plaintiff, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), has said it is arguing on behalf of Asian Americans who it believes are held to a higher standard in the admissions process. Harvard has denied any form of discrimination and defends its admissions criteria, which it says uses race as one of many factors including academics, geography and socioeconomic background. The court ordered six years of Harvard University admissions documents be turned over for examination in the case. The documents showed lower scores for Asian Americans based on personality and character. The outcome of the case may impact the admissions practices of other schools in the United States. What do you think? Should college admissions should be race-blind? Join the conversation: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AJStream FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/AJStream GOOGLE+: http://google.com/+TheStream Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe

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23 октября, 23:20

🇮🇶 Bafel Talabani rules out another intra-Kurdish conflict | Al Jazeera English

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In an exclusive interview about the situation in Iraq's Kurdish region, a year after the failed independence referendum, Bafel Talabani talks about relations between the PUK and other Kurdish parties, government formation and Iranian influence.

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23 октября, 22:38

🇮🇱 🇵🇸 Israel delays Palestinian village Khan al-Ahmar demolition order | Al Jazeera English

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Israel's prime minister said plans to demolish a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank will go forward, following reports in Israeli media that the evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar had been indefinitely postponed. Benjamin Netanyahu says he will set a timetable to negotiate an evacuation deal with residents. Khan al-Ahmar is just one of 46 Bedouin villages in line for demolition and it's not the first to be uprooted. Other Palestinian Bedouin villages have been torn down to make way for illegal Israeli settlements, residents forced to abandon their traditional way of life. Now, the people of Khan al-Ahmar face the same destruction of their homes and their culture. Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Al Jabal, the occupied West Bank. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Israel #Palestine #KhanAlAhmar

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23 октября, 21:10

🇦🇺 Australia under pressure to release detained child refugees | Al Jazeera English

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Government leaders in Australia are under pressure to remove child refugees, many of whom are mentally ill, from a remote island in the Pacific Ocean. Doctors have made a video to highlight their concerns about conditions on the island of Nauru. The Australian government has detained refugees in off-shore prison camps for years, despite significant opposition. But campaigners say recent election results show momentum is growing to end the policy. Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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23 октября, 21:05

Cooperating or clashing over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi? | Inside Story

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Turkey’s President had promised what he called the 'naked truth'. 24 hours later, Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered his much anticipated speech to MPs in Ankara. He gave more details about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. But the president said many questions remains unanswered – including who ordered his death and where is his body? Erdogan said the Saudi journalist was the victim of a savage murder, planned days in advance – that contradicts Saudi accounts of an accidental killing. He says he doesn't doubt the credibility of King Salman – but is demanding answers and a full investigation into what happened in Istanbul three weeks ago. There was no mention of Saudi Crown prince Mohammad bin Salman – who some suspect of ordering the killing of the writer who’d criticized him. Erdogan wants the identities of all involved - everyone from top to bottom held accountable and suspects to go on trial in Turkey. So, what now? Presenter: Imran Khan Guests: Galip Dalay - Research Director. Al Sharq Forum and Fellow with Brookings Institution Steven Rogers - Trump for President Advisory Board Toby Cadman - Extradition & Human Rights Lawyer Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ #Aljazeeraenglish #News

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23 октября, 19:10

🇨🇳 China opens world's largest sea bridge to territories | Al Jazeera English

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The world's longest sea bridge that links Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland has opened. It is part of a plan to bring together a dozen cities into one hi-tech hub. But while the 55-kilometre crossing is said to be a remarkable feat of engineering, it has been criticised for going over budget and for not being accessible to all people. Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Hong Kong. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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23 октября, 17:59

🇺🇸 🇸🇦 Silicon Valley financiers are recoiling from Saudi money | Al Jazeera English

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For years, Saudi money has flooded into California’s Silicon Valley tech industry. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and ultra-rich members of the royal family have lavished billions on small tech start-ups and established companies. That relationship is now in question. Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from San Carlos, California. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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23 октября, 16:54

🇹🇷 🇸🇦 Turkey's Erdogan: Khashoggi killing a 'political murder' | Al Jazeera English

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned by Saudi officials days in advance. Erdogan detailed Khashoggi's disappearance and murder but stopped short of accusing Saudi royals of the "savage" killing that has caused global outrage. Erdogan called the killing a 'political murder', urging that all those involved - even in other countries - should be investigated. Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports on Erdogan's much-anticipated speech. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

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23 октября, 16:13

Saudi dissident analyses Erdogan's speech on Khashoggi l Al Jazeera English

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Saudi physicist and political dissident Mohammad al-Massari analyzes Turkish president Erdogan's speech on Tuesday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the "savage" killing of Saudi writer and critic Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul was "planned" days before his murder on October 2. Addressing the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Erdogan raised several questions that he said still needed answering from officials in Riyadh but stopped short of accusing the kingdom's royals of playing any part in the assassination. "The Saudi authorities have taken an important step confirming the killing and now we ask Saudi authorities to work hard to reveal the names of those involved, from the bottom to the top," Erdogan said. "There are also questions in every mind; why did those 15 people gather in Istanbul on the day they committed the crime and … according to instructions given to them by whom? We need to know," he added. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #JamalKhashoggi

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23 октября, 15:20

🇹🇷Erdogan speaks on Khashoggi murder l Al Jazeera English

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Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal, reporting from outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, said Erdogan's address was "anticlimatic". "All Erdogan did was wrap up in one speech the different bits of information that were leaked out in the past few weeks," Elshayyal said. "[But] he made it very clear that as far as he and his country is concerned this was a pre-planned attempt to murder Jamal Khashoggi, not to kidnap him." On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the "savage" killing of Saudi writer and critic Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul was "planned" days before his murder on October 2. Addressing the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Erdogan raised several questions that he said still needed answering from officials in Riyadh but stopped short of accusing the kingdom's royals of playing any part in the assassination. "The Saudi authorities have taken an important step confirming the killing and now we ask Saudi authorities to work hard to reveal the names of those involved, from the bottom to the top," Erdogan said. "There are also questions in every mind; why did those 15 people gather in Istanbul on the day they committed the crime and … according to instructions given to them by whom? We need to know," he added. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #JamalKhashoggi #Erdogan

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23 октября, 12:21

🇺🇸 US midterms 2018: Trump backs Ted Cruz in Texas rally | Al Jazeera English

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President Donald Trump has thrown his support behind an old rival in Texas in the run-up to the US midterm elections. Senator Ted Cruz dominated Trump in the Texas Republican primary in 2016, but ultimately lost the nomination. The two once called each other “liars", but are now united in their effort to prevent the Democrats from taking control of Congress. At a Cruz campaign rally in Houston, the president again spoke out against immigration - a hot-button issue in the border state. Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Houston, Texas. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Trump #TedCruz #2018midterms

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23 октября, 11:24

🇲🇽 Mexicans rally to migrant caravan, offering aid and support | Al Jazeera English

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US President Donald Trump has threatened to cut financial aid to three Central American nations for failing to stop a large group of migrants making their way towards the US border. The caravan of roughly 7,000 people is travelling through 30-degree temperatures in Mexico, where locals are handing out water, sandwiches, and other supplies to help support the migrants and refugees. Mexican authorities are still trying to determine how to handle the desperate influx. Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Chiapas, Mexico. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Mexico #MigrantCaravan #MigrantCrisis