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had not actually been addressed what will an investigation into the chemical industries secrets revealed. this was for. the earth there's. the presumed death toll following the deadly blaze in the west london tower block now has reached fifty eight as protests escalate calling for u.k. prime minister to resign may to resign. an afghan official says that u.s. forces are behind the shooting of three civilians including two children in the country this week we're exclusively from the victim's family and get reaction from eyewitnesses. a young man with extreme anti republican views goes on a shooting rampage in the u.s. in the wake with the speculation the tense political situation right now in america could be his main motive.
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hi good afternoon from a just to mid day here in moscow this sunday i'm kevin o. welcome to the weekly thirty minute round up of the big stories of the last seven days here on out international and such a terrible story came through in the week from the u.k. didn't it now the presumed death toll of that huge inferno the top of the grenfell tower in london has reached fifty eight people that's the latest number released by police but they say it could rise even further the fire broke out early wednesday morning in swiftly engulfed a twenty four storey high residential block. the
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tragedy of the government's response to it spoke fury amongst the british public protesters in the capital have been calling for the u.k. prime minister to step down and the aging those responsible for the fund to be held accountable to resume a's admitted that the way the tragedy of being treated is not good enough just mean time downing street expected to appoint a judge to lead a public inquiry now into the graham photo disaster to resign may also ordered urgent safety checks on all similar blocks but as a necessity to reports the public doesn't think thoughts enough we're right outside downing street where if you can see hundreds of people have gathered to protest against a recent maize government this was originally intended to be a protest expressing the issues following the election lots of people have been saying they're unhappy with the snap election that's recent made calls on the following polish and that was one would think you need and this was the original
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reason but since the tragedy with the grand isle tower where as you know believe hundreds left homeless following what's under rubble there won't be people who are saying this is become the final straw for the unhappiness of following the decisions that this government has been making not only that would term according also brought up the idea of going giving the residents who were affected by grand fellow residential properties there are so awfully available that area and standing empty in those neighborhoods is something that's been fried into the spotlight and has been also something largely forgotten about econ be acceptable but in london we have looked through buildings and luxury flocks left empty land banking for the future while the homeless and the poor look for somewhere to live and this is what some of the protesters have been telling us here throughout the day if the mc and they have been for six months why not. give them to someone temporarily like me
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that really does need it it's been a long drop really foreign investors just come in force up all the slots and most of the money you can use and yet we have homelessness which has gone up by fifty percent in the couple so you know there's an obvious inequality there we need to start thinking about the people that actually live here look at people that are buying houses you know for millions of pounds and then leaving them in six seven months what have you found else cause like many here as something that's just a symbol of the huge disparity that exists here in the u.k. and in london between the wealthier and those who are a little less well off this horrible story coming so soon on the back of the election it says everything that's wrong about our society i mean this is one of the richest countries in the world one of the richest places in the world this bar in london as well and but this is an area where the poor people live and their lives this century have been sold up the river and we need to be very realistic about this if this were a flat for rich people there is absolutely no way in the world that they would not
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have had the proper safety measures in place. and this is you know this is the brutal tragedy of a very unequal and wealthy society not like us and i think this is only strengthened this sense in the minds especially of millions of younger people but also i'm sure lots of older people that we must see the end of this government. local official in afghanistan has told r.t. that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children on monday to do with u.s. troops as a result they killed and he's the truth the shooting reportedly happened after a u.s. military vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb pentagon officials still not confirm the report of civilian deaths but in an earlier statement the u.s. mission in afghanistan said the troops did open fire in self-defense a crew went to speak with witnesses and the victims' relatives were gassed it was their. they're too young yet to fully understand what has happened or
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grasp the depth of their loss all they know is that their world has been shattered and wrenched upside down. this is my younger brother for a dollar he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother sure in fact rules who killed. and this is my father he was killed as well oh they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate you is nothing. i want the government to avenge my father and kill his killers when my father and my brothers were killed everyone was sat at home my mother cries every day. it all began when a u.s. military patrol hit a roadside bomb by all appearances they panicked when the explosion happened i was near my uncle and cousins american soldiers opened fire and a bullet flew by my face i ran and hid and came out only
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a few hours later my uncle and cousins were dead so i went to the village to tell everyone these version is backed in the police report we were shown it says zero ghoul and his sons were at the shop two hundred meters from the scene they were taken for terrorists and torn apart by gunfire it was terrible what the americans did to them i couldn't even recognize their bodies zero ghoul left behind twelve children six boys and six girls from now on their lives will be about survival clothing and feeding a dozen youngsters will be hard but for now it's anger that fuels them they killed them in a horrific way. we want to bring them to court so why should american troops be allowed to kill our people in this cruel way the u.s. stresses it takes every civilian life seriously and promises to investigate every
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casualty alessa these investigations often end with only apologies and for this family that's not enough they want americans out i don't want them here because. they kill civilians we're tired of american soldiers they're explosions and they're killing the americans not helping us they're killing us we don't need them in afghanistan that is a refutation the coalition has built over more than a decade sixteen years of war and bloodshed atrocities and excuses and there's nowhere in sight it's no secret that life in afghanistan is harsh but for zira goals surviving children the next few years ago and to be tough indeed that though isn't where the trouble ends ten
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years down the line when they've grown up if you think they're going to support the afghan government and the people who murdered their father or the taliban and their promise of vengeance more it guys do you see. the shooting in the u.s. city of alexandria on wednesday as reignited the rhetoric of a political divide in the united states government fires a republican baseball training session injuring five people went on for ten minutes is the type of fight over fifty rounds from an automatic he took a position outside of baseball heading forward exchanging fire with approaching police officers the assailant was fatally injured in the shootout early congressman injured in the attack was in fact top u.s. republican steve he's a majority whip in the house of representatives his condition has improved from critical to serious though meantime u.s. law enforcement officials have named the attacker is james holed concern
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a sixty six year old from the u.s. state of illinois apparently worked as a home inspector there's a twist to this he caught the media's attention with a strong anti republican social media presence is facebook page was also filled with support for former presidential candidate bernie sanders back in march is posts look to incite violence against president trump and in another he said the president should be imprisoned for treason next jacqueline vogel looks at other extreme examples of political division divided they were. i would say we're more open minded we're kind of more moderate well educated people a lot of educated people that are sensible. they were kind of very good weren't they i'm not to judge what other people's education and stuff is coming at them are not working at mcdonald's or somewhere even though they have a five year six year degree it's not surprising that the country's. since one in the u.s. presidential election last november trump has been calling for the nation to step
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aside it's differences and to unify i say it is time for us to come together as one united people we may have our differences we are strongest when we are unified but it seems that divides are already too deep on wednesday a republican hating bernie sanders loving gunmen went on a shooting spree aiming according to one witness killing as many republicans as possible at a g.o.p. base while outing and this is not just come out of the blue this tension has been brewing for quite a while. immediately after the election vicious protests broke out nationwide with america being split into two camps angry liberals eager to denounce the trump was not their president came face to face with trump supporters ready to defend their choice and america hasn't been given the slightest chance to unite with hate becoming the new norm promoted on all levels. what if the incoming
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president was immediate successors were wiped out on day one. i have thought and also a lot about blowing up the white house. down after rest just like donald trump has to meet it on stage. so with instigating like this it's no wonder that. over the top again and again. those who used to be peaceful leftists morphed into the radical left not shying
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away from using violence just like their political opponents across the spectrum but the situation has gotten so tense that people even began. to protest violence led to violence pitting republicans against democrat americans against americans leaving the question of what else could happen and is there any way of fixing this divide. our t. washington d.c. coming up previewing the big football over the next two and a half weeks is going to kick in oh for the rusher of the rest of the headlines this week too. it's.
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more of the news of the week human rights groups the u.s. led coalition in a report on wednesday for its alleged use of white phosphorous and its fight against islamic state he went rights watch cited this verified footage reportedly
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showing the use of the chemical weapon in the syrian city of rock activists say it poses a serious threat to civilians who are still trapped trapped in that embattled area we heard from a leading expert he told us the legal basis for using white phosphorous can be exploited. but phosphorus has been used in syria and iraq on previous occasions but on this this this time we decided it was time to put out a statement of our own warning against the use using white phosphorous to attack personnel people on the ground or material objects are not clear rules in terms of using. white phosphorous as a weapon it is not covered by international law or it's not primarily designed as an incendiary weapon but its incidental effects can can cause terrible injuries burns smoke inhalation so our question is what is it hitting on the ground and
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adequate provisions being taken to ensure that civilians are not falling victim to white phosphorus apologies a cause that was mary aware of another watchdog international says the use of white phosphorus by u.s. led forces in iraq could amount to a war crime but the pentagon is defending its right to use the weapon against isis . we won't confirm whether our we used way phosphorous we do reserve the right to use it in accordance with the laws of armed conflict we have already shifted from attrition tactics probably shove them from one position to another in iraq and syria to annihilation tactics to billion casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation meantime the u.n. has warned of a spiraling civilian death toll from the ongoing u.s. led airstrikes in syria where all souls buckling hard to regain its de facto capital u.n. investigators say at least three hundred people have been killed before a bombing campaigns in rocket since march but some contrast to figures released by
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the pentagon which admits killing less than five hundred in both syria and iraq over the past three years. intensification of strikes we have believe that the ground for the year for various raca has resulted not all the staggering loss of see if you don't live but tears also led to two hundred hundred sixty thousand civilians fleeing their homes and becoming in germany displaced while folks who were military effort some fighting eisel the u.s. and its allies continue to insist on seeing the assad government out of power in syria baroness caroline cox spoke to us about the week she heads the u.k. based humanitarian aid relief trust she says syrian people oppose such foreign meddling there is great concern from everyone me meet in syria have been back in the region recently about u.s. and u.k. foreign policy with regard to syria and its commitment to regime change everyone we
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met in that area is terrified of regime change in the u.k. u.s. foreign policy they say it would just lead to another iraq another libya and in fact one person said to me not many others said the same sort of thing you previously oppose president sad you even have drawn the demonstrations against him but now you would actually die for him and i think us knew kate need to listen to the people of syria in deciding what our foreign policy should be with regard to that country. change of tone now this summer's festival of football kicked on the russian city is simply to guess they were the host be the new zealand in the end in the open in much of the twenty seventeen confederations cup with all the latest let's catch up with the guys up there.
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lots to be cheerful about here in the venice of the north was it suitable victory for russia over new zealand in the opening match of the she's confederations cup alongside me form a superstar at liverpool must the villa strike a stanley called a more stand let's start though with the action from much day one russia to new zealand millis get the goal stand tall post through those off or is a very solid performance tried by the russian national team there's a lot of pressure on them coming into the game which is the second goal and quite simple topping as it turned you have to get yourself in the box to get that little bit look so when the ball is working from the rods and saw it. they needed a hole they needed to believe they had to die but boy fantastic support fifty thousand florins on the stage it was a dozen watching at home from lot of people i would imagine in the
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st petersburg central area in the stadium of course on in other areas absolutely can't partridge was it very simply to speak fun zone we were sure that as you can imagine the noise here is really quite something not only is it lit the blue touch paper i think it's also like to be a cake series well there's plenty of beer flying when it is off to rule the city of culture and just before we have kick off in this very very merry and happy of environments we speak to some of the fans and they were anticipating a very good sort of and as well will we came to russia happy that you we've been keeping a marvelous country it's amazing what you have here. and i am very much excited. as you can tell by some of the yeah the cheering fans there and i think you were just lucky enough to miss some of the fans will be biased as well you sent me
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a fine voice as well so when you said you happy environment for the russia for the fans is in the first match of the confederations cup you can hear them so lots of people in the family zone but some fans who came here for the confederations cup they were warned by the media enough about what they might come across during the competition russia doesn't deserve any major football tolerance because it has some problems with religion islam and racism where do you draw the line where you draw the line at common sense it's an absolute absurdity said to suggest that russia doesn't deserve to host the world cup or the confederations cup on the back of forty fifty maybe a hundred hooligans if that was the case in one divides you're only going to be six which passed off without troubles only seven or eight years after the very dark days of english football hooliganism when did football related violence first become a problem we don't know but it can be traced way back to fourteenth century. back then it wasn't so much the beautiful game as
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a rowdy mass brawl between rival villages kicking a pig's bladder across town to head with the second worry this could lead to social unrest of the. cases of football hooliganism in the modern game fast forward to the eighty's that's when the so-called rough started causing trouble at football matches talking rival fans and players as well as referees but the heyday of who did it isn't and the actual term came about a century later starting from the sixty's clashes between rival supporters for both of them to plug a nice fights between large gangs of hardcore found the so-called phone in the first five years of the decade with twice as much violence is that the previous twenty five british hooliganism spread rapidly during the seventy's and eighty's becoming known to brew. his english disease grew to its tragic peak at the european cup final in one thousand nine hundred five when the liverpool fans attacked their
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italian rival causing a stadium to collapse killing thirty nine people after the disaster in this clubs were banned from pool in europe income taxes the government wants to clamp down. by the one nine hundred ninety s. football related violence in the u.k. gradually began to wane but the reputation. when england failed to qualify for the one nine hundred ninety four usa world cup the committee chief was delighted to be no england fans. with three countries in the world whose presence would have created logistical problems so we're very pleased they will be coming with iraq iran. in the coming years many key international tournaments where mom was quite badly behaved in the. now days football hooliganism is a pool not only in english but the international disease one that thankfully isn't as prevalent as it used to be. the new zealand herald for example
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published an article today accusing russian fans of racism saying they could not be trusted other russian only get audited. by ceased russian people are absolutely fantastic a shell found us a bit her body actually it is very quiet it is no trouble that we've seen in the town center. pockets we added a little bit. to the stuff so yeah well good the only chance to show you these you have to stand a double see one foreigners come they go back home and they tell their friends that it's not sold that it's really different so that's why i'm happy that we have these tournaments here that we can show it. so i think that's the problem that we can't be beat. through the use of from police hard because we will always be fighting but i give this information you know but we have a lot of research so we just need to show we do want to talk about little blighter
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things as well the nice things now we talked about predictions to date well let's look at. first because boy was this painful decision made to look at this i don't want to choose i'm going to check out some of those division paintings and those signed stan collymore photograph i have long been a couple of mystery since. it's may day twenty five moscow time couple of world news is tell you about massive forest fires are sweeping through central portugal already claiming the lives of up to fifty seven up to eighteen it seems burnt to death trying to escape the car while some of reportedly died from smoke inhalation almost sixty others have been injured at this point seems that fire broke out on saturday afternoon and spread very quickly over one hundred kilometers around six hundred firefighters attacking the blaze are trying to get a handle on it the country's prime minister has already called it the biggest tragedy of human life that portugal has known in years we'll keep you posted also
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update on this two american soldiers who went missing after the collision off the coast of japan have been confirmed dead their bodies were found in a flooded compartment of a u.s. destroyer the u.s.s. fitzgerald struck a much larger container ship in the early hours of saturday three servicemen including the ship's commander were injured to the cause of that collision is busy shipping way though it's not been established yet with reports that the merchant vessel made a sharp turn before the incident again as we know more we'll keep you posted our programs continue right after the break we look into allegations that lobbyists for the global meat industry are putting profit above public health. well first and foremost a president of the. city doesn't see marshmallows as the grounds for the president again and again. he does not been here for the long haul.
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so there is no read need for him to imply that you would like to. extend martial law for personal reasons or personal.
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have you noticed whenever you see a commercial for ham on t.v. it's often set in the countryside. with a nice family and a rustic backdrop. and the hem is always pink. very pink. and one hundred percent natural of course. looks so tasty it has your mouth watering on the couch. with that's the point. but what if behind is pretty pink and one of the biggest health scandals of our era . in two thousand and fifteen the world health organization listed processed meats as carcinogenic for man. we decided to investigate the ingredients used by the giants of the food industry and induced d.n.a. breaks new date cells into sort of print cancer cells. if we discovered that to
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impede or halt regulations on certain additives food industry law these have been working in the shadows for decades. just to understand that the industry is of what he makes and does this so they're very risk averse they're not going to fund a study that is bad for their business it's a simple model. it's just a baby so to speak political to get. at the heart of this strategy of influence are the scientists who collaborate this needs industry biju for this i received some compensation for my time as well as the others the months. and night and sent. and the scientists who were targeted. basically were trying to shoot me down or discredit me and that's what shoot down means scientifically. efforts to go after this.


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