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this serious problem had not actually been addressed what will an investigation into the chemical industries secrets revealed. this was for. the earth. this is our breaking news a u.s. fighter jet shoots down an armed drone belonging to pro syrian government forces it's the third syrian aircraft downed in the last fortnight. also in syria australia suspends all air combat missions alongside the u.s. led coalition as tensions escalate between washington and moscow of the downing of a syrian warplanes on sunday. in an r.t. exclusive afghan locals tell us about the horrors unfolding in the north of the country where a new islamic state sallies taking root. there
twenty four seven global news this is r.t. international welcome to the program first the breaking news i told you about in the headlines the pentagon says that a u.s. fighter jet has downed an armed drone belonging to pro syrian government forces in southern syria the coalition's statement says that the drone was armed and advancing on u.s. backed forces it happened in the south of the country near a base in the region let's try get more details on this now live to washington d.c. our correspondent jacqueline bouvier is that jacqueline what more do we know. so the pentagon has confirmed that a u.s. fighter jet has shot down an iranian made pro syrian regime drone in southern syria at approximately twelve thirty am local time now i'll tell you is a town on the syrian border where u.s. troops are in fact training syrian rebels the statement claims the drone displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces this is in fact the third procedure
in an aircraft they've shot down just this month a second drone was downed on june the eighth in the same area and on sunday the u.s. led coalition shot down a syrian government plane in the country's north how many felt that move was a step too far even problem prompting excuse me a reaction from the u.n. . it does bring up the broadly or deep concern of the risk of possible miscalculation and escalation in the conflict in syria. overall there have been five attacks by the us government forces in recent months and all cases they've claimed actions were taken in self-defense and that the coalition does not seek confrontation with the syrian government but their actions are sending a very different message at this point. and thanks very much for that jacqueline bouvier in washington d.c.
and within hours of drone being shot down the strain has suspended all air operations in syria its pilots have been flying there as part of the u.s. led coalition the move comes as tensions rise between moscow and washington with the details on that his emilie's to. looks like the reason why australia has decided to hold airstrikes in syria is because they no longer feel that the situation there is safe here's exactly what the statement said as a precautionary measure australian defense force strike operations into syria have temporarily ceased a decision on the resumption of a.d.f. air operations in syria will be made in june course but why is the situation there not safe because the agreement that was signed by us from russia back in october twenty fifteen the agreement that prevents any sort of collisions or dangerous incidents in the airspace over syria that agreement as of yesterday has been halted and that means that as of now there is no any sort of regulations in place to prevent the us air forces and also the russian air force and hitting each other and this of course came after sunday when the u.s.
shot down a syrian fighter jet and that has prompted russia to announce that any coalition airplane flying on the west of the euphrates river or potentially targets that could be tracked down here's exactly what the ministry of defense would any aircraft belonging to the u.s. led coalition detected in the skies west of the euphrates river with the russian air forces operating will be tracked as targets by russian air defense systems well that statement certainly sounds threatening but bear in mind the russia also made it very clear that no coalition play will be shot down automatically that everything will be decided on a case by case basis and action we only be taken if a coalition airplane poses a threat to russian aircrafts so essentially what we're seeing here is the potential fallout between coalition partners as straightly its latest position clearly show that some of us allies do not feel safe in syria are the reaction from middle eastern affairs commentator abdel bari atwan and he says that the situation in the region has become extremely dangerous as a result of u.s.
actions. i believe it will is. simply because the american of the two go ahead this is. actually turned into some sort of it's called the nation with that i shall sit sit sit in really really dangerous here that was that indian to get the message the realize that. this is not safe anymore only any confrontation could be possible so that's why this is spend all that air strikes in syria so this is this is this is very the pressure was very clear so suspending all kind of call it cool call deletion on the syrian airspace with an american as a protest to shooting down syrian fighters two days ago. an exclusive for you know a new islamic state leader has emerged in northern afghanistan after his reported
release from the notorious backroom person in twenty sixteen. is the son of an inspector had a need and his rise to power has seen him fight off other terrorist groups in the region and force locals to convert to i still have picks up a story in afghanistan. beyond this desert and those mountains lays islamic states newest caliph it the realm of warlord as azula stars himself as a warrior of god others call him a heretic cruel and heartless. he has murdered so many and besieged even more there is no end to his killing i lost twenty five members of my family the could people's heads off their legs arms and fingers some victims i couldn't recognize because of what they did to their faces i lost my son everyone lost their sons head moment ammerman he is the most evil men in the world it is
because of him that was tough he in poverty he brought his terrorists home homes and murdered everyone as azula is a second generation warlord jihad just like his father dangerous and vicious fanatical until recently he was incarcerated in baghran prison then came his unexpected and unexplained release. he's an international terrorist it was american soldiers who released him from bagram for whatever reason to let him go and now he has come for our lines which doesn't make immediate sense bag ram is officially run by the afghan government by graham is owned by the americans the afghan government doesn't have the capability to run it it was the americans who released as or if they want to they could catch him very quickly but they don't and i can't tell you why as fed on the chaos and corruption in
afghanistan in his rise in mia months he amassed hundreds of fighters an arsenal of weaponry and handedly defeated both the afghan army and the taliban converting his enemies to his own cause and it wasn't faith that did it you know he's the richest man i know he has support from abroad and so much money he pays his fighters almost a thousand dollars that's why so many join him for reference that's about five times more than afghan soldiers are paid attempting some refugees say corrupt afghan army troops sell as is the weapons he needs them and foreign sponsors many chose to resist some did so by running away risking starvation rather than leave and. to radical rule others
resisted with our arms. she is a militia leader he has organized locals into a small force to resist as azula government the us they don't help me we finance also by selling our houses and lands to buy weapons and i mean ition all the locals and to fight as we've spoken to say the same thing the afghan army sits idle selling weapons to as the united states it's marines jets and coalition allies a new way to be seen leaving warlord as unchallenged more i guess do you have. northern afghanistan we've been in touch with the pentagon for comment about as i assume this release from prison but we haven't heard anything back from them to get however we did hear from the afghan defense ministry. oh. no.
we look at the pressure being piled on the u.k.'s prime minister to resign may following a series of terror attacks in the country next on r.t. . when i was still seemed wrong. i don't know just don't call. me. yet to see pal it just didn't come out to. engage me because betrayal. when something i find themselves pulls apart we choose to look for common ground.
people with stories to tell. you see. they're here to speak their truth here. welcome back monday's attack on the muslim worshippers in london has put further pressure on prime minister to resume a government faces accusations that its security failures played a role in the recent terror attacks in the country and this latest incident if in
park mosque a van was driven into a crowd of pedestrians after ramadan present just finished looks now about how britain is finding itself increasingly vulnerable to extremist attacks. the method blunt and now painfully familiar a vehicle moving down innocent pedestrians. country woke to news of another terrorist attack. on the streets of our capital city. this was an attack almost claims that place of worship. never again and. that has been far too much tolerance of extremism in our country over many years including islamophobia the mayor of london city has and knowledge that violent extremism can now come from anywhere terrorists so much credit for other means other than
islamists motivation perverse islam is the motivation the could use this but the police recognise this is a challenge they face just hours after the attack a mosque in east london received a bomb threat and had to be evacuated authorities have now increased security around all places of worship but that hasn't delayed everyone's fear is the british muslim community have quite rightly emphasized the over time there have been rises in the number of attacks on our community islamophobia cuts x. what needs to be a socio economic changes to our society and some clearly political leadership but happened here in finsbury park has shown yet again how deadly the bluntest of tools like cars and vans can be when in the hands of those wishing to commit violent acts of terror figuring out how to prevent such attacks is now
a major challenge that's arisen maze government. r.t. london. the number of people dead or presumed dead. from the ground full tower blaze in west london has risen to seventy nine and the city's metropolitan police say that number could still rise further this is the latest video from inside the burned out building it shows the remains of charred apartments police say that everyone who lived in these particular flats has been accounted for that fire broke out early last wednesday morning and quickly and golf the twenty four story residential block another video has also appeared online of firefighters reacting to seeing that blaze for the first time.
the prime minister's response to the tragedy was widely criticized as lackluster thousands of people in the capital calling for her to step down and one issue in particular that's now causing an outcry is the reality of the survivors it's unclear whether they can all be accommodated in the local area despite the fact that many properties there stand them to. every single family will be re housed in the local area we are committed to ensuring that people are really housed as far as possible within the bara or in neighboring there was some people may actually want to go to another part of london where there are a large number of deliberately kept vacant flats and properties all over london is called land bank people with a lot of money buying our spire flat keeper and you would seize it forever or just just take it for as long as they needed i just look at them economically apply it compulsory purchase it requisition it there's a lot of things you can do to reason may's ordered a thorough inquiry into the tragedy and pledged
a five million pounds to help victims and us to see a church that has been out in london asking people where they think the u.k. spending priorities lie. put in billion to seventy million. what is it about well the british government is spending this money on certain things which things do you think they're spending. with thirteen billion to the n.h.s. government this is maybe maybe on the books a bill is quite tall i. bet in france which one is. about one hundred seventy five yeah you know that. all true but that house should. social care as then the seventy million you think is social care and it's what they're spending on that. spending three hundred seventy maybe and only for thoughts insight joy this is how much is going to the survivors. have been.
not good at so it's actually shocking when you see like. five then yeah. that's the fun of it out but they can spend three hundred seventy on politics for the last one should be both. a lot more a lot more i think so they should spend more on this you know like that because there are many buildings. in london. which are in the same state this book impose really neat refurbished reading. this is it's shameful shameful. the tragic fire dealt another blow to to reason may's popularity which was already shown to be waning by her party's election upset as you can see her ratings have suffered a severe drop since last december and according to polls to you gov more than half
of britons are unhappy with ne as a leader the c.e.o. of a grassroots charity organization in the u.k. believes the prime minister is too distant from the ordinary people of britain with each event that has unfolded since they referenced the bridge attack she is showing herself to be further. away from her people who she's the governor she is disjointed and displaced she may be a good governor on the political sphere of the political sphere but she's not the people's voice she doesn't have the people's hearts and the people's will. when she makes her decisions and her plans. for a fee for confederations cup championship is shifted focus from some petersburg to the russian capital where the host team will face off against portugal on wednesday time to catch up then with artie's neil harvey and former england footballer stan
collymore and moscow. very warm welcome good afternoon to you welcome to all continued coverage of the twenty seventh right we have moved on from st petersburg in the capital moscow now but really still alongside me stand the cold war and stand talk about great vantage points quite incredible red square on never thought when i was a child the old big broadcasting lawyer from red square sabbaticals cathedral absolutely beautiful in the background the tomb of lenny and we're on the roof overlooking the some amazing part of all of the wonderful moscow sky land beautiful little bit windy but is the perfect spot the only thing will be for the month view i think watching the goals from yesterday's game it was germany australia down take us through the actual yeah it was a course an australian soil all very experienced i've got to go to japan to qualify for the world call i got a big. in tokyo at the end of august whereas the germans are very young side
so the likes of stingel draxler all involved in the in the action as it was a fairly comfortable routine victory for the germans a young german so i've got three goals to tell you the score in rugby each week because of celtic in scotland joining drug script. as your man. from the. about from shell and then sure it's for the consolation for the australians were very good performance from a very young prototype german site and he took about i think there's only like a handful maybe three or four survivors from the world cup winning team that the captain tracks clearly twenty very inexperienced so you still think that's an impressive people that think that the next here when the world cup is here you can have. you could have told the crew spock champions league would of course the season with madrid and you add one to two of these youngsters as i did before the south africa will call where people at manuel neuer measure it with
a young kids on the block four years later they're world champion in the ring. do not of course experience research on the greats that come the world cup now all the moscow she's taking place at the spa corrina including the big russia portugal game tomorrow not so because the landmark historic luzhniki is being prepared they're getting ready for the will cope still actually making it putting out on the sort of final nuts and bolts and we played a very big ball you know it's more your big small group we did tell. warner if we do in here taking part in history stanley this is the solution the king stadium one of the most famous in the world we can say the way helped bring bill that all of this way all of the three years of to die are going to be for one reason the freefall called the luzhniki the final destination in two thousand and three were back home and yet force has been watching is the same.
about a year to go so this will be ready for the world cup it's remarkable how much effort goes into this i came here for three years ago absolutely the insides of the stadium because it's so iconic they pretty much kept the salt the outside as the days can be a little bit bigger castillo's late one thousand our own all comics die during the wimberley stadium was a lot to me for a new one broad of keeping the old right choice not the merger and it's the story you see be showing the roof it's amazing it's a digital beach line so when the world cup comes next year moscow welcomes the faithful will call white standard neal thanks for coming out and just look at the hall of moscow he's about.
you. thank. yous it was the whole key that you should joyce or thank you so much to themselves well to the close of the people hardball was. speaking to i guess to just show it just like i like to live he said of sports and tourism department nicholai we're just talking about the great attractions haven this is a big part of what you're going to be doing trying to show all the people going to coming to moscow the attraction said given the sump of the culture yeah you're
right. i mean one of the best. there for in most schools i mean you we've got oil beauty spots right here really this is the best place that's my personal. opinion but there are most schools it's just. it's the capital for russia is something special in the you can see and we have a lot of things to show we get. thanks for taking the time to come speak to us and i think what i glean from that is moscow doesn't need to sell itself which is quite right when you've got amazing views in infrastructure about this. year without ever expecting and don't know exactly when but at some point a news conference with the russian and french foreign ministers they've been holding their first face to face meeting in moscow when it happens we'll bring it to you live here on r.t. international until then there's the chance for you to learn about the hidden victims of the chemical industry giants who share how their lives have been ruined
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is an interesting. seals should be a bit keep. in all of this. at the end of the sixty's leo does jones was a prisoner here in holmesburg a suburb of philadelphia in the united states. a prisoner but also a guinea pig for industry like thousands of other inmates. face but this is will the bit of woods as in the human experimentation was born oh many times have you taken that or is there that about. maybe twenty is that it's a. little bit was different is that they was one in some sounds
a whole lot like to suggest that it's you know ok. this practice was confidential at the time because multinational chemical companies came here to test the risks of their products. to earn a few dollars the prisoners participated in several tasks but none of them knew what they were being given. what they would do they would create the tape. and stick an implement it in the police to get them pull it and then put in troponin the substance would have been was that was in it for in that area and what up enough to. almost body musk in pigmentation. in certain areas all along it last. in many school around than in the areas you sign in a paper used to.