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fresh protests are expected to rock the venezuelan capitol for a second day in a row following sunday's controversial election. german prosecutors say the suspect in friday's stabbing rampage in hamburg appears to have been a self radicalized islamist who wanted to die as a martyr. damascus the u.n. to help end the crimes by the u.s. led coalition against syrian civilians.
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very good evening to you my name is neil harvey you're watching international or thanks for joining us and you come in just the right time for some breaking news which is that u.s. president donald trump has just removed the new white house communications director knew remember anthony scaramucci is gone from his post according to reports justin scaramucci a wall street hedge fund manager also known as the mooch was on the on trust team for ten days he replaced sean spicer who resigned on july twenty first very surprising news breaking we will bring you more details on this story as soon as they come in. elsewhere fresh protests are expected to shake up the venezuelan capital for a second day after sunday's vote on
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a new constituent assembly president maduro branded that result a victory for the country with only a forty one percent voter turnout the opposition said that it would continue to protest the results controversy over the election and sparked a deadly wave of violence across the country. i. was. a protester frequently turn violent an explosion on the street in caracas injured a number of people including seven police officers half
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a dozen others were wounded when a grenade was thrown into a polling station they'll position which slammed the election as being illegal as call for more protests. if you know if we don't have a republic we have nothing we may have a home food we can start a family raise children die there's no need if we don't have a republic that's why we went to vote. this is a legal no one asked the people where they wanted or not i don't they don't love you and people are tired of violence they can ask the government to fix the things
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that should be fixed but basically we need peace. still defiant a ban on on protest which is supposedly answer to moral. there are road blocks there are people on the street corners waving banners people will tell you that they don't recognize the ball that they had already gone as a result they opposition at least publicly is committed to peaceful protest while we have we are beginning to see i.e. these i hope that's not a new trend they will use some of their wales or even our rules from sections of the government that want to portray the opposition as buy a land prison nicolas maduro called on but as well as to throw their support behind the new assembly which will be formed in the near future it'll be tasked with rewriting the constitution and it will have the power to dissolve the current parliament their position those defied a ban on public protests and has denounced the election as a power grab by president maduro of the last four months while more hundred people
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have died in violence let's look back at just how that unrest developed started the end of march when the powers of the national assembly were seized by the supreme court triggered the first public anger in april the court revised its decision but it wasn't enough to calm the tensions developing the national guard was sent to the streets as the protests turned violent the next president dura announced his plan to change the constitution that sparked further and often deadly unrest the u.s. the e.u. and several latin american countries have already rejected the election results but the venezuelan president has hit back at the criticism. we have the constituent assembly. the spokesperson of the employer donald trump said they don't recognize the election results how the hell could it matter to us what trump is saying it matters what the people of when israel are saying. we discussed this issue with
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francisco domingo's head of latin american studies research group it middlesex university and with christian manchuria lawyer and political activist and director of online magazine. what happened yesterday is a direct effect and what is going on in the streets today is well of the stubbornness of this president to understand that this is not the way to go and the parliament was elected democratically and there's no need to write a new constitution because it makes no sense to keep that mine in place you know it doesn't make any sense you must leave work as a preview electoral process you just can't destroy a constitution because you don't you're not happy with it how can you call that democracy if they make any sense absolutely any single article within the constitution that says that you have to call referenda consulting referenda before can a country just simply fifteen percent of the electorate actually can call it. an assembly as well and what is interesting about the result yesterday be a million to five that the opposition claims to have eighty ninety percent of the
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population support and here you have you know that this is not the case that the woman got through with this and they made it very clear whether the city again and again and again what he wants is to stop the violence and bring the opposition to a dialogue why do you need a new constitution to stop the violence it doesn't make any sense they're really really the leader of the violence the asian answer the needs of your people it doesn't make any sense i mean we're talking about a constitutional law and just listen a little requires the primary constituents which is the people to write the constitution and for call for those elections it is clear that in a smaller there is not a majority of the people who won this new constitution and we also know by constitutional law that there has to be done by dorothy claiming in asking for the new constitution you can not just unilaterally as a president tell your people ok well i don't like that you've got the current constitution i want to write a new one so that i can decide who stays in power i can decide who i appoint to the high court and i could also decide what goes on in congress that reason why matilda
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was called for these constitution constituent assembly is in order to empower the population and to get a mandate so that through money that mandate they can actually do. gain leverage is the position of the government there has been a strengthened regarding this the government is seeking the united states has taken as truly aggressive stance against the government of an assault on this entire ridge by the opposition and the government of the united states encourage encourage their position to continue with the violence and this is part of the problem who said the united states isn't to actually tell venezuelans who to elect how to lead them went to the what what kind of editions to establish otherwise you know that there was some other sort of work to do i don't see why since there's going to these these seas these seas completely unacceptable in the thirty first century the u.s. has to interfere because in a way this crisis is also affecting the u.s. and only the u.s. with a whole hemisphere when you have millions and thousands of them as well and leaving
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their country not only that creating a big economic issue in the region so it's not only about one as well as about the whole region that affects the stability of the whole hemisphere so i disagree. let's go back to our breaking news story this hour it has been confirmed that the scott i want she has been sacked as the white house communications director after just eleven days on the job let's cross live dottie's jacqueline more details jacki difficult keeping pace with the ins and. the white house these days what do we know. if if government she was actually only in this position for ten days left until weeks which is probably the shortest in history at this point and the language of the statement coming out of the white house is a bit vague they're saying that you believe that it would be better if the new chief of staff mr kelly was able to start with a clean slate of course all the reports are flying around that kelly demand his
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record resignation kelly only came into the position today after the former chief of staff was had resigned now. screwed she was accused by c.n.n. in the past of having ties to a russian investment banker that story was however a later recanted scare in which he himself seemed to just blow that off a bit. they had a couple of conversations with senior stab at c.n.n. and i made it very clear to them that the story was not accurate. now on friday a scare in which he had filled the headlines after he gave an interview to the new yorker and he used some very colorful language to describe a number of senior white house officials and today we see he's out and i want to see what else happens in the white house. yeah priebus and sponsor of course they
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left partly because of his arrival they've become very interesting to see the developments. in the u.s. . or through the news german federal prosecutors say the suspect in friday's stabbing rampage in hamburg appears to have been a self radicalized islamist who wanted to die as a quote martyr peter all of his been following the story. federal prosecutors have taken over this investigation now and they've been speaking to journalists giving us an update on what we know about the main suspect the only suspect in friday afternoons knife rampage in a supermarket in. they describe a who was arrested nearby the scene is a twenty six year old failed asylum seeker they also say that he acted on friday on islamist motives according to federal prosecutors investigating this case they say that he'd given long thought into extremist ideologies and in the days leading up
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to him carrying out this attack that he had started to add here to a life coherent with that ideology is how they put it they also say that he intended to die as a martyr at the scene of this attack well friday afternoon in a busy street in hamburg the northern port city here in germany this man went into a supermarket took a knife from its packaging there and then once removed that kitchen knife we're hearing around a twenty said to me to kitchen knife from the authorities he then began a brutal attack what's being described as a really horrific attack on a fifty year old man who died later at the scene there. and wounded of the two people inside the store before fleeing now this is where eyewitnesses who were nearby reported to that he was shouting allahu akbar god is greatest in arabic he wounded another four people while trying to escape the scene he was eventually
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detained by passers by and then arrested by the authorities but this is the latest . wolf attack because it seems to have been put by the prosecutors back in twenty sixteen in the summer we saw a number of incidents that were put down to these type of wolf. attacked swear by a self radicalization as it's termed by authorities have taken place and that is now what they're saying was behind the attack on friday evening in hamburg a self radicalized lone attacker who wanted to die as a martyr when he left one person dead many more actually wounded needs now in police custody as this investigation progresses. syria has called on the u.n. to help end washington's quote massacres against its civilians. the u.s. led international coalition continues to commit massacres against innocent syrian
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civilians but conducting systematic and strikes those attacks contributed to the spread of chaos killing and destruction but damascus presented this letter to the united nations essentially calling on them to dissolve the u.s. led coalition in syria pointing out that they feel it is responsible for a large number of civilian deaths now this letter is presented just after we hear about an airstrike in which six civilians were killed now according to some estimates in july as many as four hundred fifty civilians were killed in u.s. coalition air strikes in syria let's take a listen to some of the reaction we've heard. there was no more water for irrigation the land has been in record province and there is no harvest and if any crops did remain we were not allowed to use them to hurt if one of them did of the coalition strikes on schools so children than studio anymore many more
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civilians were injured when the coalition. and the dust so i'm now in for the green. jets bombed our school so we stopped there most of civilians were killed in that airstrike as they were sheltering in fear at the time now the letter from damascus was expressing concerns about those very things that we recently heard about about civilians being killed about chaos in syria however back in may we heard from secretary of defense james mattis who said that he felt that in the fight against terrorism the deaths of civilians were inevitable casualties or a fact of life in this sort of situation now it's important to remember that the u.s. coalition in syria is there without the permission of the internationally recognized syrian government had no point have they ever given permission for the united states and its allies to intervene and set up shop in their country and they have
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now called on the united nations to take action to stop the activities of the united states in syria. i thought breaking news we've told you down to the scouring the white house communication director is out of a job after just ten days let's go to the white house what i'm trying to set to speak to the media. is. we pay tribute to a veteran who went above and beyond the call of duty to protect our camera it's our country and our freedom joining jim today is his wife sherry his brothers mike into. his son's jamie and matt and many other members of his very large and beautiful family we're also gratified to be joined by a previous medal of honor recipients now jim's name
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will stand forever alongside theirs in our history and in our hearts ok with they don't so i'm not referring to the sky reaches departure just yet if and when he does we'll come back to that press conference now moving on to other news lebanon's hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold of the illness retiring in the country the mountains are located in eastern lebanon right near the syrian border there has been a whole bed for extremists at the start of the city or more six years ago on these ali traveled to the newly liberated territory. these are the ourselves in the east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah the lebanese resistance groups who have defeated the al qaeda affiliate.
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and not so ended just a few days ago and you can still see the remnants of that with bullets and shells all strewn across the floor and we've seen burnt out vehicles on the way up here and got victory against hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as a base so we can go inside and have a look around. inside the cave we made a shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells it's unclear why exactly elements were needed prison cells in this isolated area. of punishment. to prevent their own fighters fleeing in the middle of the night these are some of the weapons which was captured from japan and we've got these. rockets lots of tactical vests. and there are rocket launches anti tank guns
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and all sorts of all tillery which were abandoned by now so when they were defeated and they left this cave there's even a room where battle plans are drawn up where fighters receive instruction and they take this seats and listen to the commanders ninety militants were killed in that battle and those who survived many of them fled to infighting continues between different rebel groups but some of them remained and just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us perhaps more ominous to me many more of them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some. the hezbollah commanders here tell me that they're only four kilometers away from where we are now easterly r.t. . he said lebanon. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. is war north korea that quote the time for talk is over nikki haley i did any
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security council resolution that doesn't significantly up the ante against the hermit kingdom is pointless it comes after north korea on friday test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile and additional security council resolution that does not significantly increase the international pressure on north korea is of no value the time for talk is over. we've all done trump's accuse china of being unwilling to seriously tackle the north korean issue the president vowed he wouldn't let the situation continue as it has been on sunday the u.s. flew to supersonic bombers over the korean peninsula to be warm be the answer is it's quickies plane also has the largest internal payload aircraft flanked by south korean fighter jets the more speed seen has been a show of force in the wake of the recent missile launch by pyongyang. and with tensions running high in the region china's been flexing its military might as well
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during a parade that marked the ninety thousand version of the people's liberation army the country showcase some of this latest hardware china affair specialist andrew long told is that solving the korean problem can't be directed to china it's not beijing it's agitating pyongyang. north korea have huge battery of heavy artillery aim at seoul the capital of solve career i mean you push comes to show. me that collect collateral damage is is that this there's a sure that we entire korean peninsula. just by using military coercion is that unlike your solve the problem all these threats and also shoulder a military force is not going to solve the problem. and of course the problem cannot be all sourced to china because clearly. career that the regime is targeted in america which is sees as
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a threatening region change as a super secret agenda of. the u.s. house of representatives is allocated more than a billion dollars for the construction of a wall on the mexican border now this is after president trump of course made the wall and cracking down on drug smuggling a focal point of his presidential election campaign however some in looting those in the state of arizona think the government's efforts aren't enough and they are taking matters into their own hand. i built this basically myself for one thing to over two hundred fifty volunteers in seven years.
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they understand that they will do it exactly how we tell them to do it and you very often that thing or you do something stupid will be the first persons to. tell you up and turn you over to the authorities. which politically correct. fraid of hurting someone's feelings. for you that's what they look like. but twenty kilos. in this is bill that's going north. and we're down here another thing that separates us from militia is i'm down here and most of my guys i'll come
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out here at least four times a year or so. and some more but the militia will do it once a year. but critics of the approach say that it won't help those people in some central american countries are simply desperate to escape violence. medical people across central america are facing harassment from all sides the gangs and cartels who work together and make life impossible so the only option is to flee people know they're risking their lives to get to america but they'd rather die then sit at home and wait to be killed every time americans tighten controls on the border that means more business where organized crime it means more death and suffering for those trying to get across this problem will not get better until a more rational approach is found. moscow's accused poland
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of russophobia the country for an international project building a memorial at the former nancy death camp of suburb or by russia being previously invited to participate back in twenty thirteen ad for historical facts cannot be explained rationally and should not go unnoticed by the world the plan is not to allow russia to participate in the project is part of the openly demonstrated recent research phobia in warsaw and the intention by the polish side to impose its vision of history belittling the liberating role of the u.s.s.r. and the red army in world war two so the ball was a nancy death camp which ran from a nine hundred forty two talked over nine hundred forty three up to a quarter of a million jews from pole france germany and the soviet union were murdered there in gas chambers that disguised the showers camp was closed shortly after a mass uprising there by a soviet officer when about six hundred prisoners attempted to escape only
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a few dozen of them survived that endevor the stopper remains highly emotive to russians and the story will feature on the silver screen next year in a new russian film. the high court in london has rejected in the time to prosecute home of prime minister tony blair over the iraq war the situation as the story. well this is a highly anticipated decision as the high court here in the u.k. blocks a bid to prosecute tony blair for his role in kick starting the iraq war back in
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two thousand and three now this is a case that was brought forward by an iraqi general who accused tony blair of quote a crime of aggression but the justices here in london did rule that because no such notion exists under domestic law in england and wales this case is not going to go forward they also said that this is a decision that is not going to be reversed by the supreme court we have to say that the defense team did argue that the chilcote reports the massively controversial report published last year justified bringing tony blair to justice because if you remember this is a report that underscored the questionable intelligence used when it comes to the issue of weapons of mass destruction in iraq as well as brought to light information on not all peaceful alternatives having been considered before the iraq war was launched let's take a listen in the house of commons on september twenty fourth two thousand and two mr blair presented iraq's past current and future capabilities as evidence of the
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security to civility of the potential threat from iraq. the judgments about iraq's capabilities in that statement and in the dossier published the same. were presented with a certainty that was not justified. despite the fact that tony blair is not going to clearly be appearing in court in this particular case the issue of the massive death toll as well as the consequences that this war has had for the region and the rest of the world and the fact that the families continue speaking out about the need to bring him to justice it doesn't seem like this issue is going to be going away anytime soon and one terrorist in this world needs to be aware of these names tony but we were proud of. the doors was slowing down to the comfort. of the way of going to. the streets. so it's obviously clear that despite the fact that this particular case has now been dropped that families are going to continue
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to hope for justice for the ones that they lost in the iraq war. thanks thing with the international event with the very latest news headlines sound lots of details to back them up at the top there. i. i i i i. i. i. i i i want nothing no.


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