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america is. breaking news this hour on. reports of clashes in central kiev as protesters. from central. russia. from his food market as a. nation over the crisis in ukraine. but israel and hamas for failing to agree on any extension. we report on those struggling to get medical help in the deadly conflict. plus
a big warning. a russian i. phones are infected with the virus ultimately allowing to control them as if they were. the headlines for this. thank you for joining us and straight to our breaking news for you this hour here on our c international apparently erupted in central kiev between protesters and police very latest pictures from kiev. it's believed those remaining on my down square attacked police and firefighters with projectiles trying to push them away from the area the
standoff began when city authours tried to dismantle barricades that have been there since antigovernment protests erupted in november last year people are burning tires sending clues of thick black smoke all over the center of the city and similar tactics were used before in the winter when protesters but hundreds of thais across the city to prevent riot police advancing on their camps early a real news agency reporter said there were several explosions in various parts of the square but it's unclear what caused them or also claims on social networks that special forces arrived at the scene with a gun so. for the meantime an entire family has been killed in shelling just outside lugansk in east ukraine a graphic footage showing neighbors pulling out five bodies from a basement where they had apparently been taken shelter it's reported a shell hit their house causing it to collapse and bury them beneath the.
other side. was the. rule of the. view but yes we do. know that show you this gigantic crater here is what residents found in the summer in a small town in the donetsk region evidently after a very heavy bombing campaign. now all the while kiev denies he's using any banned weapons in its crackdown on the eastern provinces but let's have a moment here and check what they have been deployed for example craters like this one right here these are left by by list stick missiles they strike a pre-determined target within a range of up to three hundred kilometers with
a variety of warheads which include chemical as well holes for example like these ones here in residential areas in east ukraine have been caused by missiles from when you had a gun it's a powerful rocket launcher system and strikes are seen as highly inaccurate and the area of damage can be up to forty two hecht and of course mortar shells have been raining down on eastern regions for several months now causing these types of damage here but when they hit their targets shrapnel explodes causing widespread destruction and wounds a military expert charles shubert she says whoever is arming the military should bear responsibility for the hundreds of deaths states on talk to to use weapons of course particularly if as they say they're acting in self-defense but at all times states have an obligation to safeguard civilians that means to say that they called . target civilians would be one consistent and they can't target as in which
civilians if you like. and it becomes that it is proportion attack and of course the larger the well be able to conduct ballistic weapons allegedly the supreme uses a. very large warhead so places even more onus of responsibility on those using those weapons to ensure that they don't disproportionate harm civilians and in these kind of urban battlefields that's mark to east ukraine and yet if you like it's almost impossible to use those weapons without harming civilians and so again their use could be very easily described and could amount to a war crime. now moscow has announced the list of countries which are no longer allowed access to russia's food market a whole range of sectors in the agricultural industry are affected by the list includes the u.s. the e.u. canada australia and norway countries which imposed sanctions against moscow due to
the events in ukraine we will be speaking live to our correspondent about russia's latest move in about ten minutes time. for now a reminder of our breaking news this hour here on r.t. international reports have emerged in the past hour of clashes between police and protesters in central kiev it's believed those remaining on my down square attacked police and firefighters with projectiles trying to push them away from the area people are burning tires sending black smoke across the city center the standoff began when city authorities tried to dismantle some barricades that have been there since anti-government protests they are up to november last year are also claims on social networks that special forces arrived at the scene with guns again these are the latest pictures here from central kiev it would appear we've got some police out there reports of riot police as well as there are people on the square setting fire to these tires as the authorities try to dismantle their barricades and
certainly a flashback to november of last year there are these up which is right now from central. international cease fire in gaza is still holding but it's feared it won't last for much longer that's after the sides failed to agree on extending the truce or the month long conflict has already claimed up to nineteen hundred lives most of the victims palestinian civilians as correspondent harry fear reports only a handful of them are ever lucky enough to get the adequate medical help they so desperately need. every day patients arrive from gaza to palestinian hospitals in jerusalem and the west bank the market said hospital in east jerusalem has received dozens of cases since the latest conflict erupted in this room he is six years old patient that was two weeks ago he has multiple business skull fractures after the bombing of his house here deceived unconscious aware of the
environment. in his first few days here khalid's life was maintained by it until it has made a solid recovery doctors say and is now able to move his leg his mother nihad has been by his side for almost three weeks only one relative is allowed to accompany such medical cases from gaza but the only granted one day's access to israel. again are sleeve the hospital because my son in because i have a permit to remain in israel for just one day because when i leave i show them the medical records at the crossing and they let me pass into gaza this is not easy to come out of gaza it is not easy to be coordinated there is checkpoints that are procedures that israelis have and therefore we're not getting enough patience although there are thousands upon thousands of patients we need support and help.
forty two year old pfizer was in her home preparing dinner for have family when her house was suddenly demolished upon i asked if she felt lucky to be outside of dallas or receiving an expert tree. was situation in the gaza strip is an absolute disaster how can i feel lucky when my people are dying. over nine thousand palestinians have been injured in gaza getting medical treatment outside of its overstretched health system is like winning the lottery three year old young mean a boob job or survived an attack on his family home in gaza as they gathered for the first night of the islamic festivals. an eighteen members family was wiped out leaving just this one child little yeah i mean still calls out for his favorite sublingual his older sister he doesn't know she's being killed along with all the others but a relative. has lived through six wars between the palestinians and israel.
and i do see either israel or the palestinians as winning we the citizens of the folder for war everybody is a loser whoever thinks of peace is the true human being. these patients are lucky to have temporarily escaped gaza to receive the very best in medical treatment many are looking forward to returning to their families in gaza but awaiting them is a horrified and devastated community. r.t. . and the u.k. foreign office minister baroness warsi has resigned over the government's support of israeli actions calling it quote morally indefensible the move comes after a number of large demonstrations were held in the country against the offensive in gaza assessing public opinion right now lottie's police work. on the streets of britain israel's actions have been deeply divisive there have been a number of rallies in support of israel but they've been outnumbered by pro
palestinian protests. so many brits the conflict in gaza is hitting close to home the latest you gov poll shows that almost two thirds of the british public sixty two percent believe that the israeli government is committing war crimes well over half of brits see israel's bombing of the gaza strip as unjustified now the u.k. leader is under mounting pressure to outline a more robust israel policy of three four weeks of pictures of dead children of families been reduced to nothing homes as rubble of course are to be the attitude that the people start to take the british government actually has been quite surprising in how how resistant it is to which criticizing israel david cameron i mean you would use opposition leader two thousand and six much more critical about the invasion of lebanon even when he came into power he was much more critical but this time it was a much more cautious response david cameron has backed the un scrammed emanation of
israel's shelling of a un school shelter in gaza as a moral outrage but stopped short of agreeing that it was a criminal act as a strong pro is ready labia it just so happens a lot of the rich donors of the tory party a more sympathetic towards his rogue and they don't understand these activists from london's palestine action group took a radical stand by scaling the grief of an israeli drone manufacturer in the midlands calling for a boycott of on sales to israel britain has issued forty two million pounds worth of arms export licenses to israel and downing street spokesperson has said that there is arms exports are now under review but ministers have resisted mounting calls to impose a blanket on his embargo on israel saying that it would hinder progress in the middle east peace process. plenty. i'm israel's military ambitions have given rise to take sentiment all across the world with attacks
speeding regularly reported like this one here when a group of young jewish children traveling to a school on the bus a group of drunk youngsters were such a storm that shopping nazi slogans and threatening to cut the throats of the children inside you can log on to watch the dot com to get more on that story. why we are back with more news after the break including what could be next for russia and the west as tensions between both sides continue. the strategy of china in africa is to build stuff and the strategy of america in africa is to bomb stuff so i think the africans are thinking it out i think we go with the belt stuff rather than the bomb stuff and the u.s. is running out of.
clean more zero casualties war this is the great fantasy of war mongering politicians. capturing people is messy what do you do if they're innocent killing them easy we reserve the right to kill any person anywhere any time. you don't look you can but they come through and nothing will make these things are very dangerous and politicians get a new kind of power via this technology that is very tempting. it's also international live from moscow a reminder of our breaking news for you this hour
a report in the past hour of clashes between police and protesters in central kiev these are the latest pictures here from ati's video agency ruptly it's believed those remaining on my down square attacked police and firefighters with projectiles trying to push them away from the area of people are burning tires sending thick black smoke across the city center the standoff began when city with already has tried to dismantle barricades that have been there since the antigovernment protests erupted back in november of last year there are also claims on social networks that special forces arrived at the scenes heavily armed with guns. a russian i.t. company has discovered half a million phones across the world are infected with malware allowing them to be controlled remotely with everything from your banking pos was to your text messages and s.m.s. is could all be spied on my colleague neil harvey spoke with
a member of the company that uncovered the security breach. how do they do that sort of imitating well known. to well known companies they try to mimic to. deeds to well known are software applications and plugins. or sort of this and i am i right in thinking that it's not just kind of reading your phone it gives them quite a lot of kind of control over it at the same time yeah correct basically we get access to pretty much everything you have on your phone now or are these criminals the user to to mining via. is quite easy to imagine there in case they pry in some pin an interest in the least they could potentially use it to to do something more significant than just doing mining and i just wonder does that perhaps a good defense against this kind of. malware if you've got a very old fashioned doesn't even connect to the internet then that this move your
hundred percent secure would be your old phone computer science engineer and activist jeremy zimmerman he believes so many phones have become infected well because they've already designed to be easily spied upon. it is apparently the first time that we see on such a large scale a computer virus spreading around the so-called smart phones the real news here is the scale and the sophistication of this attack but by itself it is not really surprising there is a very high responsibility from the manufacturers of the devices whether it's the hardware of the software manufacturers in fact for the last years there's been turning those book at computers into black boxes that we cannot open this closed ness of the device enables on one hand surveyance by government as we see with the n.s.a. revelations by it was snowden and on the other hand enabled this kind of attacks
that the user cannot suspect and against the user cannot do anything. about one of our top stories for you here on r.t. international moscow has banned a number of nations from russia's food market. are all of us now here to tell us more about their life in hi good to see you looks like the first serious response from russia that. or prime minister dmitri medvedev has confirmed that all imports into russia of beef pork cheese poultry and fish from those countries that backed sanctions against russia and no longer going to be allowed so that's a ban on all of those things coming in from the e.u. the u.s. australia canada and norway you know in another move what's been announced on thursday transit for air travel between ukraine that would have had a transit stop off in russia is now no longer going to be allowed to enter russian airspace so that means if you're going to fly from say kiev to hong kong and you
have a layover in moscow that flights not going anywhere right now now. also the prime minister also said that this was a unique chance with regards to the the ban on imports of agricultural goods from europe and elsewhere that this was a unique chance to solve the problems within russia's own industry and agricultural sectors he also said that there was a. if their partners around the world if their western partners were to take a more reasonable stance regarding sanctions against russia that the import ban could be could be looked at again and perhaps removed but the terms of right here in europe how important the import. export of european goods into russia are agricultural imports from right here last year alone were worth eleven point eight billion euros so that is now going to be that's not going to exist in the next year for the european companies to make that type of money. that is no
longer going to be there because of the fun big money peter you're already talking billions right there all right an artist peter oliver thanks very much for that let's take a further now and go live to international trade specialist michael kushner joining us here on r.t. international thanks for coming on how painful do you think if at all perhaps could the russian sanctions be for the e.u. or the u.s. . well it will certainly be painful this episode reminds me of the old irving berlin song anything you can do i can do better and i think what russia are doing is they're saying if you hit us we will hit you back equally as hard now on a global or on a macro level i don't think it's going to be as devastating as everyone thinks although the export of these types of use to russia some twelve billion euros in twenty according to the european commission that only represents some ten
percent of the overall exports from the e.u. to russia but that said it will have a devastating impact on particular countries including poland and romania the netherlands you will have individual producers who will be hit very hard indeed if you have perishable goods you can't simply sell them to someone else the next day for the same price they're going to lose a lot of money well certainly we talk about the tit for tat sanctions the boomerang of fact as well you talk about it's only ten percent of european gross exports however it's still a big number when it comes to the billions involved but in your opinion not sure how long could it take russia to find substitutes for the european food imports now banned i mean is it even possible in some cases because as they always say it's a two way street isn't it. it is a two way street i've read over the last few days that russia has already been
speaking in particular to brazil perhaps to argentina reuss georgia turkey and other countries who may step in to assist. the larger what about all. that now on to allowing a major russian discounter to fly to crimea due to leasing contracts with boeing i do you think other airlines could face similar restrictions. i think they may face similar restrictions but what we're going to see is we now have a response from russia to the sanctions now the whole philosophy behind the e.u. sanctions which we saw for example with iran that they ramp up very very slowly so i think we're going to have to wait and see how the e.u. responds i don't think they're going to respond with any particular sanctions in relation to what's happened in the last day but what's striking is that when the sanctions were ramped up against iran there was very little iran could do the west
didn't really need much from iran but that's not the case with russia and i think russia has made very clear that it will retaliate in a proportionate manner or certainly russia has its friends in the brics group as well in a lot of friends as you know in the far east as well with the recent historic deal with china with four hundred billion dollars just i mean if we can just get down to the gritty here nigel how long do you think the whole sanctions argument the sanctions war is going to last. i think that all depends on what will happen in ukraine. now and here and here we are showing other pictures here on r.t. international. video showing renewed demonstrations square with plumes of smoke back again a flashback to november of last year we'll have to continue covering it national international trade specialist thank you very much. over at our web site right
now. every road in one of the affected reactors. could take longer. the full story online right now. because the devastating earthquake in china the death toll that does continue to rise the images on these and other stories. it's good to have you with us today given a tip off about a large. russian police expected little more than a routine raid and arrests to be made or they didn't count on however was a formidable. way. it started as an ordinary drugs rate investigators were checking reports about wild cannabis growing on a private property in central russia the reports turned out to be true on the ground
they found hundreds of marijuana plants some measuring more than six feet tall that's around two meters but the other thing they found almost ruined the entire operation hidden in the bushes were beehives and as police officers began pulling plants from the ground the bees attack this woman was stung on her feet in an uneven battle against thousands of angry insects the authorities had to retreat they were only able to finish the operation after putting on protective gear in the end they destroyed around five hundred plants the land's all in claims he knew it was cannabis but couldn't find the time to pull it out since he was too busy taking care of the bees now he's looking at up to eight years behind bars if it's established that we did was planted there on purpose all right into the arty world up there we go a militant group the islamic state reportedly has taken full control of a mostly christian town of fifty thousand people along with surrounding areas in northern iraq or the moves certainly cause many to panic residents of flee towards
the autonomous kurdistan area at least a quarter of iraq's christian population live on the live in that area and large numbers have been forced out as the islamic state increases its influence. the world health organization is considering declaring an international public health emergency as the deadly ebola virus in west africa games grounds the latest victim a nurse she died while treating an infected patient the death toll now at nine hundred thirty two. a report into torture by the cia will be delayed the senate intelligence committee chairman accused the white house of censoring the document saying more time will now be needed to fully describe the controversial interrogation techniques used by the agency dianne feinstein says the government. key facts in the initial report she says it will not be published until she is satisfied the much anticipated report of more than six thousand pages
expected to expose the brutal torture practice of the bush era by president obama just last week we tortured some folks. who did some things that were contrary to our values. by let's get back to our breaking news for you here on r.t. international and hundreds of times a burning on my downs where it's in central kiev the smoke going over a vast amounts of the city to remind you this is the exact same place that saw the start of the anti-government uprising back in november last year that eventually ended in the overthrow of the then president. and now reports claim clashes have erupted between protesters and police apparently those still remaining on my down square attacked police and firefighters with projectiles trying to push them away from the area the standoff began when city with already has tried to dismantle tents and barricades what you're seeing here again the very latest pictures from
the video agency ruptly from central kiev. i will thank you very much for joining us here in our international. we're back in half an hour with more world headlines but for now. taking on the big boys of the banking world. during a press briefing president barack obama said something very unusual and used a certain term you'll almost never hear from a government bureaucrat he told the audience that in the. is the teleprompter master so if he loves to read off
a screen i doubt this was some sort of slip up this was probably done consciously but why well it always helps if you look good by condemning the moral failings of previous presidents liberals and democrats love to hate bush so this could be some kind of pandering or trying to look good by comparison headlines like obama condemns torture sound nice and drown out the fact that he sure approves of showing civilians in eastern ukraine if obama really does feel that the post nine eleven torture was a shameful part of american history as the leader of the executive branch of the nation he could do a lot to punish those who did the torture then and prevent it from happening again the future but if i do obama this is all just a bunch of sweet talk but that's just my opinion. in justifying their stance they're citing all sorts of what they see as international class a dance in costs of the upcoming referendum in scotland and their response to.