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the number of deaths from the west london tower block fire reaches fifty eight protests calling for the prime minister to resign. official says u.s. forces are behind the shooting of three civilians including two children in the country this week we hear exclusively from the victim's family says. a government with extreme republican views goes on a shooting rampage in the u.s. with speculation the political situation in america.
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with today's news and the week's top stories we're watching the weekly. international first off this hour wednesday's tower block inferno in west london is now presumed to have killed fifty eight people but police still expect that number to rise as the slow task of finding and identifying victims continues the fire broke out early wednesday morning and swiftly engulfed the twenty four storey residential block. with. the for. both.
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the tragedy and the government's response to it fury among the british public protesters in the capital have been calling for the u.k. prime minister to step down and urging those responsible for the fires to be held accountable to reason may has admitted that the way the tragedy has been treated is not good enough privacy meanwhile downing street is expected to appoint a judge to lead a public inquiry into the ground full time a disaster the reason i also ordered urgent safety checks on all similar tower blocks however i must to see it took and now reports the public does not think that's enough. we're right outside downing street where if you see hundreds of people have gathered to protest against a recent maize government this was originally intended to be a protest and pressing the issues following the election lots of people have been saying they're unhappy with the snap election that's a recent maypoles on the following polish and that was formed but they do need and
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this was the original reason but since the tragedy with the grand felt our way as we know the way hundreds left homeless following what's the trouble there all of these people are saying this is becoming the final straw for the unhappiness of following the decisions that this government has been making not only that when jeremy boring old no thought of the idea of giving up the presidency were affected by friends fellow presidential poverty's there are some awfully available. that area and standing empty in those neighborhoods is something that's been brought into the spot like i was going also something large was about how it can be acceptable that in london we have looked through buildings in luxury flats left empty as 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 selling us here throughout the day if the mc and they have been for six months why not give them to
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someone temporarily and i didn't get that great he just made it it's been a long drought really foreign investors just come in for shop all the flats and most of the money even used 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 not the people that are buying houses you know for millions of pounds and then leaving them empty for six seven months what happened was. like many here see him 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 and 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 being 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 the 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. a local official in afghanistan has told me that u.s. forces killed three civilians including two children on monday. it illegitimate u.s. troops open for as a result they killed a father and his two sons the shooting reportedly happened after a u.s. military vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and going to facials have still not confirm the reports of those civilian deaths. a statement from the u.s. mission in afghanistan though said that the troops had opened fire in self defense r.t. spoken to witnesses and the victims' relatives but i guess they have takes up a story. they're too young yet to fully understand what has happened
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or 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 dolla he was killed by u.s. troops this is my brother surefire rules who killed. and this is my father he was killed as well they haven't yet learned to read or write but life has taught them early to hate you. 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
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a bullet flew by my face i ran and hid and came out only 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 people in this cruel way the u.s.
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stresses it takes every civilian life seriously and promises to investigate every casualty of 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 has a reputation a coalition has built over more than a decade sixteen years of war and bloodshed atrocities and excuses and there's no end in sight it's no secret that life would have gotten he's harsh but zero 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 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 of. american shows are shooting in the city of alexandria in the state of virginia on wednesdays reignited the united states political divide a gunman opened fire at a. public in baseball training session injuring five people the attacker fired over fifty rounds from an automatic weapon he took a position outside the baseball ground and then moved forward exchanging fire with approaching police officers the assailant was killed in the shootout. the congressman wounded in the attack was top u.s. republican steve scully he's a majority whip in the house of representatives his condition thankfully has improved from critical to serious as for the attack u.s.
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law enforcement officials have named him as james hodgkinson a sixty six year old from the state of illinois he worked as a home inspector he caught the media's attention with his strong anti republican presence online his facebook page was apparently filled with a supporter also for former democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders in march of concerns post looked to incite violence against president trump and in another he said that the president should be imprisoned for treason the following calls for unity in the wake of wednesday's attack we heard contrasting views on how the trump presidency has influence political discourse in the u.s. . guns are killing people we know if this guy had a knife how many people would he have been able to kill probably none the fact of the matter is is that we need to take these runs off our streets i don't care if it's a cause i'm going to kill off this young person in a park killed we need to get these guns off our streets if this was
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a muslim who carried this out whether it was with a knife or a paper clip or a gun the right would be calling for a trump supporters will be calling for a ban on muslims that's a fact as well so this is a politically motivated act of violence and what we saw during the campaign especially when you could go back to the chicago rally i disagree and i disagree totally no listen let me hold it's not a politically motivated. ok this is this was legal and politically motivated the facts this is. listen if it's a knife or a gun it is politically motivated that is an act of terrorism by the definition of terrorism wanting to get your way politically by using violence doesn't matter if it's with a stick you just want to put a label on it and there is a more it is analytical the fact that it was a call a mentally ill person although everyone we have done everything in our power to
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basically call for the assassination of this president here in new york shakespeare in the park which of course was a an artistic venture you've got these two big comedians you have people who are escalating left and right and what you do is you have a media who instead of stopping it or say wait a bit because let me tell you something if this was barack obama i know this the media didn't shoot anybody off today. you are going to say should anybody today were paid every i mean it didn't shoot any airline is it a thing that is listen to that table when it comes to donald trump the problem is the anti trump movement is mainstream this is the problem and they've normalise. violence mr code pink do you think that the rhetoric that we've heard lately specifically calling for violence to president trump in any way could have contributed to this terrible event today maybe a small portion of it possibly but i think that there's many people who have very
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much seeded anger in their heart who are very angry but they don't get grab a gun it's the mentally disturbed those people that that are exact rhone to extreme where i said i had access to guns what i. disputed that from the beginning you're with the more of this week stories coming up after a quick break including reports that top leaders may have been killed in a russian asteroid. i don't see clear at accounts that that is in any way i only see technical things in all things good for today or tomorrow. you have a team a solo concert for with
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a brief period of time and then you know divorce immediately i think that's a. bad historical moment in the middle east and it is very difficult to predict how things will be called. all the feel we can treat. everyone the world experience. and you get it on the open road. the old according to josh. welcome to my world come along for the ride. hello again the russian military says its latest their strikes have killed two high
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ranking islamic state commanders in syria meanwhile moscow is in the process of verifying reports that its bombs also struck down the elusive leader of eisel. during a strike at the end of may russia's defense ministry released these images a few days ago showing an i still command center in the terror group's stronghold of raca moscow says it bombed the site after confirming that i still leaders had gathered for a meeting the strike is said to have killed up to thirty commanders as well as some three hundred militants officials though have urged caution until the reports can be verified. of course i heard reports on the elimination of o'brien thirty but i still have no one hundred percent confirmation of this u.s. officials have so far been unable to confirm the reports of baghdad his death either the extremist leader hasn't been heard from since last november when he released an audio recording he's been the leader of eisold since twenty ten and has previously been pronounced dead on several occasions in that time we sounded out
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a few experts about the latest indication that he may have been killed this time. it depends all thought not only on what the only the leader with the daddy was eliminated but how many of the strategic brains were with him because he was not alone in the talking about about twenty or thirty leaders how many of them sort of vibe to who's left but in general it will have more room blow on isis and what they can and cannot do in the near future actually the timing of the strike against the. leader in iraq it's very important this will. help crumbling the headquarters and the communication system and the connection between the leadership and the fighters in iraq at this is for sure if he is dead but on the long term liberal this will not eliminate defeat i
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mean our terrorism in in syria and also in india entire area because this is a fight of ideas as a fight of ideologies. some of today's headline news now and massive forest fires a sweeping through central portugal right now they've already claimed the lives of at least fifty seven people most died trying to escape the violence flames that quickly spread over one hundred kilometers the fire broke out on saturday afternoon with around seven hundred firefighters still unable to get a handle on that blaze the e.u. is now coordinating relief and assistance the portuguese prime minister's described it as the biggest tragedy of human life that portugal has known in years he also said the cause is still unknown but could be due to thunderstorms in the region. seven american sailors who went missing after a collision off the coast of japan have been confirmed dead their bodies were found
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in a flooded compartment of a u.s. destroyer the u.s.s. for. struck a much larger container ship in the early hours of saturday three servicemen including the ship's commander were injured because of the collision is not yet known but it's thought that the merchant vessel may have made a sharp turn before the incident. american and qatari naval forces carried out joint military drills in the persian gulf this week they were conducted amid a deepening row between doha and a number of other gulf states that accuse qatar of funding terrorism meanwhile u.s. vessels carried out exercises there nonetheless washington was busy signaling an arms deal with doha estimated at around twelve billion dollars one qatari official says this is proof that the u.s. still backs them in the dispute with its neighbors but not so long ago the u.s. president had some scathing criticism of his partner. takes a closer look at america's recent policy in the region we've heard trump say time and again that he will do whatever it takes to defeat terrorism and those
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supporting the nation of qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism and a very high level so i don't know was waiting to see what actions the u.s. would take against the gulf country thanks perhaps but now that the u.s. has signed a deal to twelve billion dollars worth of fighter jets and there are plans to sell them even more later the fear and that's not all to u.s. navy combat ships have reportedly arrived in doha to carry out joint drills with the qatari maybe conflicting messages much. actually no probably not knowing the tribal ministers. it's kind of standard behavior for the. most everyone in the world and then create wars to keep having a market this is a good indication of the administration and what they're doing everywhere.
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now tar is by no means the only country accused of funding terrorism iran has long been on the us. where decades around has fueled the fire of sectarian conflict and threatening the region and causing so much by a little it's all nations of its most work together to isolate her there is a growing realization among your arab neighbors that they have common cause with you and the threat posed by iran and it is indeed there is no question about what about iran sanctions sanctions and more sanctions qatar keep a military base there are weapons and hold joint drill conflicting messages that was a deal that was a long time in the making that is not a brand new deal that just came out we continue to work with the nation of qatar and the government and other partners in the region these are necessary actions to
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not only support us interests in the gulf but also keeping that region as safe as possible apparently cutting ties with qatar or imposing sanctions just wouldn't be good business. washington d.c. . festival of football kicked off in the russian city. today with the hosts beating new zealand in the opening match of the twenty seventeen fifa confederations cup and with more on the game and also the latest from the rest of the tournament is neil harvey and. lots to be cheerful about here in the venice of the north or was it suitable victory for russia over new zealand in the opening match of the shoes
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confederations cup alongside me for my superstar liverpool must the villa strike a family call him or stand let's start though with the action from much they want russia to new zealand no let's get the goal stand tall close to zero zero four is a very solid performance try by the russian national team there's a lot of pressure on them coming into the game it's quite simple to operate as it turned out you have to get yourself in the box to get that little bit look so when the ball is with you and from me watching saw it. they needed a hole they needed to believe they had but but boy fantastic support fifty thousand followers on the stage it was a dozen watching no fault of how people would imagine in the st petersburg central area in the stadium of course on in other areas absolutely can't point to ensure that was it very simply choose from we were sure that as you can imagine the noise here is really quite something ninety's it lit the blue touch paper i think it's also let there be
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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 say 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. happening there. and i'm very much excited. to see you. 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 keep it as well you sent me 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
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problems with religion ism and racism where do you draw the line where you draw the line in a 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 of our 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. but it can be traced way back to fourteenth century. back then it wasn't so much the beautiful game as a rowdy mass brule between rival villages kicking a pig's bladder across town you had with the second word 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
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matches talking rival fans and players as well as referees but the hey day to day can isn't 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 fans 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 abroad as english disease. it's a tragic peek at the european cup final in one thousand nine hundred five when the liverpool fans attacked their italian rival causing a stadium to collapse killing thirty nine people after the disaster in his clubs were banned from pool in europe income taxes the government wants to clamp down. by the one nine hundred ninety football related violence in the u.k. gradually began to wane but the reputation stuck when england failed to qualify for
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the one nine hundred ninety four usa world cup the committee chief was delighted that the no england fans. with three countries in the world whose presence would have created logistical problems we're very pleased they will be coming with iraq iran and playing. in the coming years many key international tournaments where mom was quite badly behaved in the. now days football hooliganism is a pool small thing in english with the international disease one that thankfully isn't as prevalent as it used to be. and the new zealand herald for example published an article today accusing russian fans of racism saying they could not be trusted other russian only get. ceased russian people are absolutely fantastic a shell found us of it is very very ready actually it is very quiet it is no
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trouble that we have seen in the town center. pockets we added a little bit. to the stuff so yeah no good the only chance to show you these you have to stand 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 be deep through news or something it's hard because we're. will always be fighting but against peace information yeah but we have a lot of free shoots so we just need to show we do want to talk about little belong to things all the nicer things now we talked about protections today police look at . first because boy was this a painful decision made to look at this i don't want to choose i'm going to check out some of those divisions painted signed photograph i have a long time a couple of months he seems. next allegations that
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lobbyists for the global meat industry are putting profit above public health. finally announce that if they can get out now hundreds of billions of dollars on the fine. line you feel you would be would it be that easy to find a ten. year plus. the. people. i think might have been my little bit of
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a wonder when i found out a little bit that i'll accept that out of my good job i'd like a little to wait for tomorrow i've got to go but it. is this monday. morning to. see. you can be. stanton glantz only learned of this case through the documents we showed him. the approaches that they use to attack the person doing the research on linking cured meats with cancer were the standard things they do one is to go through her word.

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