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i. think. a long awaited report says sarin nerve gas was used in syria back in april. many questions remain unanswered. companies. in germany could face fines of up to fifteen million euro. ships and get. the country struggles the continued influx of people.
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coming to life from moscow you are watching r.t. international now the u.n. backs chemical weapons watchdog. has released its findings on the alleged chemical attack in a province in syria. the details the report. now when you look through the seventy eight pages of the report there are a certain number of things that stand out for example at no point did the inspection team actually visit the site of the chemical attack that chemical attack took place in a province an area that is not under the control of the syrian government so it was not safe for them to actually visit the site where the chemical attack took place now the report goes on to say that they have no doubt and no question that the chemical agent that was used in the attack was sara nerve gas however they came to this conclusion based on interviews with the alleged victims of the attack describing what they saw and furthermore through bio material that was handed over
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them to them by n.g.o.s with questionable backgrounds including the white helmet a lot has been written about their questionable impartial of yalla t. and their shady connections furthermore the report actually does not say that they were able to reach a conclusion about how the chemical agent was dispersed now regardless of the fact they have no way of knowing how the chemical agent was dispersed u.s. leaders and figures in the western in the western media and in the in the western governments insist that they knew for a fact that it had been dropped from a bomb by the syrian government on this is what russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov had to say on the matter because it's it was of the should use. for the production of chemical weapons has been answered unintelligibly it refused to go to the scene of the incident and did not provide any information yesterday. convinced that son in which was apparently was dropped from the don't know where
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the sun came from and through these months tensions have been inflamed. now the most important thing that's missing from the report is if you read through the seventy eight pages at no point did they ever say who was responsible for the attack the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapon. the un's official body to investigate these kind of matters has no idea and really cannot reach a conclusion about who carried out the attack now despite that hasn't stopped the leaders of the united states figures in the u.s. state department boris johnson in the u.k. from saying that they know for a fact that the syrian government is to blame let's take a listen to what they've said by book. the finger points at the butt side regime and we've got a european council coming up where we will drive on with the u.k. campaign to impose sanctions on those responsible the us has already brought out sanctions on three hundred people as
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a result of this people who drop chemical weapons on innocent people should be held to account we know that assad has used chemical weapons on his own people and he's done that repeatedly including in states against the world that included women and children destruction and we have all seen that we have all seen the video and there is no debate about that now the report presents no evidence showing who is actually responsible for the chemical attack but that doesn't seem to matter to certain people. and reporters now will we get the chance to discuss the findings of the report with russia's representative to the pate. the conclusions of the new super bowl. beast or on their question of all do but i won't do it but i'm a relative by all current syrian opposition groups on the position
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and you all including the most wanted him. there are expressions in this report like the team was on the able to kill so all the they all saw all of these. daunting force of all we were unable to hold will determine where bunkers of. the hill tool will. leave. all the. side the. source of fuel cost people's casualty with two three three we can't work in joint pretty. much since there's a mission so. just the serious and perfectly sections to smile.
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there is a mission and that is these reports that. it was impossible to implement the chain of custody when the team. or something else put into schools and these are the sort of very soon to. reach really is a bit of something. you can write somebody a boarding school when somebody. just uploaded a criminal evidence cole it was dealt with. twitter and he could sing face fines of up to fifty million euros in germany if they fail to act quickly to remove hate speech and defamatory spade support as more. according to this poll a company has twenty four hours in which it must delete content that has been flagged as being potentially hate speech or fake news and the failure to do so will
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result in a fine there could be as high as fifty million euros now the proposal was put forward by the german minister of justice and consumer protection and it talks about companies to beating i'm quoting obviously criminal offenses but of course the question remains to whom is this obvious and at the same time who decides what is fake news now there are concerns that the bull could lead to some form of censorship see bye bye to freedom of speech in germany does it mean germany will start to punish c.n.n. for russophobia for those arguing that hate speech is not free speech i'll let you burn hate speech when you let me define it this is going to be the end of free speech and internet this is of course not the first time that regulation is being looked at as a way of dealing with so-called fake news facebook set up its own fact checking community and it says that this service will be used to regulate and also get rid of fake news now what facebook is doing is
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a using third party fact checkers and amongst these are the a.b.c. and the associated press and the idea is for them to evaluate material that could potentially be fake news after having been alerted to it by uses but the problem is that even these so-called fact checkers are accused of not being impartial and this has left the public very angry who chooses the fracture or is a somewhat older expression of the same sentiment goes who will guard the guards. first book is used they will tell you when to believe the news or not i am so grateful no more research removed this should make things so much easier now in april google acted against fake news as well creating user tools to deal with misleading content but the bottom line is such a have some very serious problems who determines what is fake news what is fake news and ultimately how do you prevent this whole evaluation leading to censorship
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or just last month in the u.k. the conservative party put forward similar proposals to police the internet and they went a step further to stating they wanted to regulate news and to ensure it remains reliable and objective so plenty to talk about and can do that now with their massively good meaning he's the founder and director of shout out u.k. good evening. look first of all in principle there's nothing wrong is there to try and crack down on hate speech and defamation on the internet. i mean clearly there is a problem you know everywhere you look on the internet there is how each beat beatrice are from asian one of those kind of things but there is a problem when you start to try and tell private enterprises corporations to try and do it and then there's also this issue that you've got to find what it is you know for someone hate speech maybe actually true for vice versa you know how do you define what actually is a reality in every single news paper or news network out of the sun has
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a slant of some kind or another. shows i suppose i mean the rules in place are there at the moment in the u.k. for example about hate speech and defamation and the law deals with it so why why would it be so difficult then to impose those laws on the internet. offering you one of the main issues i guess with those laws are those of the national the internet is a global phenomenon so any website anywhere on the wall can still technically reach the u.k. audience so the internet is is very different in that respect. so i mean it does beg the question of why reinvent the wheel though we already have these kind of regulations yeah this is where people become suspicious state may as well because if you look at some of the reaction online people believe look what are you going to do sense of what's news and what isn't easy and why can't i decide that for myself well exactly and that's part of the problem where you've got
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a government in the u.k. and then in germany which is essentially trying to do that for the people who are saying well this is this we don't regard as new so we're going to get rid of that for you we're going to get rid of that and you need to watch this kind of news and . quite dangerous. to call it regulation you can call it whatever you want but the reality is essentially a ship because you are censoring a certain point of view or a certain set of new or when i was asian just because you don't deal in them as as fair all or factually correct there are loads of organizations even established ones that have been accused of sometimes not being factually correct are we going to start censoring them as well or is it just secure online blogs. i think struggles our struggle to understand where the actual definition definition lies if you've got an understanding to the timing of all of this because we see germany doing this we saw a similar proposal put forward by the conservatives in the u.k.
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what just last month to you why is there all this concern right now amongst the establishment if you like about what's appearing on the internet. i mean there's loads of different theories my my what i think is because the establishment is worried about the internet in the internet is this one place where everybody everybody in the world can essentially have a voice is this one place where it's equal for everyone everyone can start of a powerful start sharing their story their information you know gone are the days where you just had a set amount of media outlets that were regurgitating information or giving a certain perspective on the news now everyone can get it from anywhere they can watch this channel r.t. they can watch al-jazeera they can watch whatever they want as well as create their own information quite what's going on around them and for me that is what is scary for the establishment for the established political parties they see that as as the centralized they see it as almost anarchic and for that i think it scares them year coming to their defense that we have seen an increase in hate crime has sort of
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across europe particularly after breaks it to you in the u.k. the authorities do have to react the name you do you see hate speech on twitter feed g.t.c. you know horrible comments made. shouldn't be aligned no of course i mean that that should be tackled in one form or another you know i mean there were there's been hate speech on for example you tube for years before bricks it you know going to suddenly start blaming that on on on on you know bricks and things are going on and they know the internet always had this issue but the reality is hate speech and things are going on even before that you know it's not a new phenomenon just because of the internet the internet is just put in front of us what he has done is made us realize that the resume problem and for me that problem needs to be dealt with through education and we need to be more informed in schools about these issues rather than the government trying to censor this kind of stuff it should be coming from civil society and education rather than forceful censorship i think. thanks for your opinion tonight there was a matt
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a big meanie founder and director of shout thank you. in other news tonight the iraqi prime minister has declared victory over islamic state saying the army has recaptured the. mosque in mosul which is where isis declared a caliphate three years ago but months of heavy fighting between the terrorists and the u.s. led coalition have devastated not only the city itself but also the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. well as you would expect within minutes of moser's liberation headlines around the
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world were dominated by the recapturing of the city iraq's prime minister declaring an end to isis in mosul the end of the caliphate iraq's bold claim as it takes mosul a massive mosque iraqi forces say they've taken an iconic mosque in the heart of mosul that was destroyed by isis the iraqi forces battled the last isis fighters in those all but in what's undoubtedly a victory in ridding iraq of the scourge of isis it is worth remembering the effect on the people of mosul but again as they have spent over a month there during the battle here are his thoughts. liberation that's one way of putting it obliteration is another the goal was noble enough three thousands from isis isis the so-called caliphate is crumbling wieters have abandoned fighters to die local fighters are being left to rot where they fall
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remaining inexperienced fighters are making rookie mistakes growing them selves and fellow fighters up accidentally in preparation for combat mission accomplished mosul has been cleansed by fire a city almost the size of a room reduced to rubble it is difficult to describe you've got to be there walk down it's blasted streets and you'll feel it this is what the off the mouth of a classic strike in mosul look like view here really epitomizes what mosul has been through the neighboring street all but destroyed the street across rubble the street over there it's the same story. the press was tightly controlled no reporting in mosul.
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we saw what we were allowed to see but this was enough. that i knew a little bit along with this one had you a good bit common. sense i didn't i am seriously and. i think many of you tell us that i've been with the poly again all of now much. of the. devil in me. but. not like that. streets and buildings can be restored lives canales children families whole neighborhoods was sacrificed to u.s. strikes in the liberation isis made sure that civilians died they used them as
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human shields hoping that the coalition would stop its strikes they miscalculated the bombs rained down until the end two billion casualties are a fact of life in this sort of situation when a single u.s. led air strike killed more than one hundred civilians i remember clearly how they tried but failed to contain that at first they blamed isis then they admitted to the bombing but still blame diocese perhaps civilians are being killed either by mistake or because the enemy is using a tactic that actually has them become part of the target that is on them not on us it's not our fault that we're killing civilians they said we'll remember this as a victory the liberation of mosul. but liberation maybe the
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wrong. we spoke to represents if unicef in iraq and he told us that most of his children i mean crucial need of protection. in this particular war into those children trying to still trust in west mosul are in dire need of protection. this is what we're
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calling for the devastation of west mosul is extreme the people have been damaged psychosocial care of these children has to be up higher my concern and that's what we unicef will of trying to address of the modem problem now is that these one hundred thousand people of the sheer scale of it and the time knew the length of time that they have been displaced which is going to affect so our planning procedures are in place but the fact that over the next three months or perhaps longer we're going to have to continue to look after the place. enormous strain on our resources. now u.k. conservative party m.p. claims the country snap election earlier this month could have fallen foul to vote afloat with more haze. well look this system in the u.k. is that you can be registered to vote in two places so where you live and where you
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say work or study but you only have one vote in you have to cast that vote in one place and there are concerns now that that system may have been abused at the general election earlier this month british students have apparently been boasting about being able to vote twice both where they live and where they study during the election they apparently these posts have been seen on social media and some members of the conservative party are very keen to investigate this further take a listen to one conservative politician asking for an investigation from the leader of the house of commons the conservative. colleagues know about those. people can be registered in two places to vote. the number of students or bragging about the front. not only. where they go to university that is
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an abuse of the situation we do need to get to the bottom of people deliberately voting twice which i understand is in fact illegal and so we do need to investigate this and there appears to be concern about this from among the general population as well a petition calling for this to be investigated online is gone uring many signatures and this is been brewing ever since the election took place the former leader of you kate nigel farage he spoke about it in a u.s. media interview just a few days after the vote took place take a listen to what he had to say. and so you all students look i will wipe away all your tuition and it will be absolutely lovely girl i knew was there were corrected by you you both. twice i mean he was talking about the student vote quite generally that in the often of the election the polls have shown that younger
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voters and students in particular voted overwhelmingly for the opposition party here the leader of which is jeremy corbyn for him support was very galvanized in the run up to the vote of course he promised to scrap tuition fees and that was a big sweetener for a lot of the students who then went on to vote for him so you don't really need to be the world's kind of most astute political analyst to wonder why it's conservative politicians who are calling for this alleged voter fraud to be investigated given how slim to reason may's majority in the house of commons now is . italy is threatening to close its ports to migrant rescue ships operated by n.g.o.s which it suspects are being exploited by people traffickers the country has struggled in recent months with tens of thousands of refugees reaching
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a choice. was going. well the italian prime minister says the country is being forced to take drastic measures and wants his e.u. no use to help. this message doesn't come from a country that wants to break the rules or bend them it's commentary and position it's a country that is under pressure and which asks our european allies for a concrete contribution. limited i'd like to say that we want to help italy to address this issue to dissolution please if you can obviously we have to discuss the issue together we do believe we can't leave italy or greece on its own italian prime minister also stressed that his countries bearing the brunt of caring for
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migrants under rules refugees do need to apply for asylum in the first member nation they are enter and that places an enormous burden on a sleigh because of its proximity to north africa from where many boats arrive. and there's also tension on italy's northern border to this week around four hundred refugees clash with police there near a town where they were trying to cross into france the town has been labeled as a as many calories a reference to the huge migrant camp once found at the northern french port police used tear gas against the refugees who tried to use a river to bypass the barricades. we talked to a former italian diplomat and former head of the european security monitoring organization the scene he says the should do more to help basically deal with the ongoing refugee crisis the collective the european risk it's nice to be.
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more effective was really touching down so far he's not to. say it's. too close look for sure. we are clearly stating that italy not the only destination but that the current cities have to go where the car is my drugs so it's a way to forcefully this issue. all the european and marshall take. now let's talk about the weather because summer in moscow this year hasn't been great i can vouch for that and it has seen record amounts of rain and strong winds and one of the biggest storms so far hit the city today. oh.
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cool. we're so you could see huge amounts of rain and. hasn't seen. the nine hundred fifty s. with today's freak weather that we're already the storm of the century people have been killed with another nine across the cap in separate incidents. has delayed at least fifty flights. during landing. so that's how things look. back with more news in about half an hour before that we've got to. and they made to next to both the former u.s. president ronald reagan and the dalai lama to discuss the series.
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i i. i. financial guy. i'm with you. have some advice for the future progress. in a revealing video c.n.n. has shown as many critics of claimed the network is more interested in the bottom
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line and a political agenda rather than reporting on real news we have asked c.n.n. for evidence free war against donald trump is really at the expense of real journalism. so. there were a scope this syrian conflict escalating is getting higher there are standoffs around the world between major players become more complex can leaders avoid confrontation where interests collide talk to military strategist and adviser to presidents ole over the world edward. what's next in the civil war in syria is such a resource straining relations and threatening to escalate the conflict.


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