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there's no truth to the story north korea's program in north korea itself told me that my face president is prepared for war with north korea that's according to a u.s. senator it comes amid rising tensions between washington and pyongyang. given all saw it is admitted missing a deadline to deport a man suspected of committing friday's deadly knife attack in hamburg. and the pentagon's urge to declassify a report detailing allegations of child sex abuse by the afghan security forces as it funds.
thank you for watching our international coming to you live from moscow i'm kate partridge. the u.s. has carried out another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile in the pacific it's the second in less than a week and comes amid rising tensions with north korea bumps while the secretary of state says washington wants dialogue there are signs a military option could be in the whole thing we do not seek an excuse to send our military north of the thirty eighth parallel we're trying to convey to the north koreans we are not your enemy we're not your threat every military expert says there is no good military option there are wrong there is an option to destroy north korea's program and north korea itself he's not going to well president trump
the ability of this madman to have a missile that hit america if there's going to be a war to stop and it will be over there if thousands die they're going to die over there and they're not going to die here and he's told me that to my face that may be provocative but not really. earlier i would have guessed they have joined me in studio to discuss where these conflicting views leave washington with north korea. well i wouldn't judge donald trump by his looks or indeed what he says donald trump is ready for war in this case he's seen the pentagon's various plans and in all likelihood they've already selected what ends settled on a battle plan the gears are now in motion and what senator lindsey graham says is you know it didn't used to reinforce that if millions have to die so be it are you saying it's ok to use a military option that immediately endangers the lives of millions of people in that region. but of all the most north korea changes if you have any doubts that
the united states is preparing for war look at what's happening on the ground u.s. troops jets various forces arriving to south korea in and less stream anti missile systems of blanketing the airspace and the endless war games simulations exercises all around north korea carried out by the united states its allies and. south korea this isn't about scaring north korea that card to be done this is about putting the pieces into place so that when the final go order comes everybody's ready after all donald trump promised to deal with north korea didn't say how. we're going to be able to handle the it will be handled we handle everything so you have rex tillerson secretary of state running around talking about diplomacy negotiations talks and sanctions hoping for
a breakthrough all the while the united states military is putting its pieces its pieces into play you go and ask the white house well they're much more blunt about it they say to your face we will. tell you the president obviously has been very outspoken about how he feels about north korea we're weighing all options keeping all options on the table and as we've said many times before we're not going to broadcast what we're going to do and tell that happens. the man suspected of a deadly knife attack in hamburg on friday was supposed to have been deported long ago that's according to the german media which claims belin missed a deadline to return him to norway where he first applied for asylum we contacted germany's migration office for comment. in the case of the federal offices read mission request was made on fourteenth of july fifteenth one day after the deadline
norway rejected the federal offices read mission requests that germany became responsible for this now and procedure this happens at a time when increased number of asylum seekers had already arrived in germany and the federal office placed enormous challenges well was starting to unravel what is then a tangled web of of mistakes bureaucratic mistakes that led to made a the main suspect in friday speight all stopping even being here in germany we know that he arrived in germany back in twenty fifteen he had no identification and was clearly according to authorities suffering from mental illness or mental problems he couldn't be deported at that point back to norway his fingerprints were checked they revealed who he was that he'd applied for asylum in norway that he'd been rejected he could have been sent back immediately he wasn't he missed that deadline and norway effectively said he's your problem right now the federal migration authorities they've said they were overwhelmed by the numbers at that
time but we're also hearing from the federal prosecutors that in the time he was here in germany he was able to self radicalized that he did tended on dying as a martyr in that attack on a friday afternoon in a supermarket in hamburg he took a or it's he's the main suspect the only suspect in taking a knife from the display in the supermarket removing the packaging and then launching a brutal attack against a fifty year old man who died at the scene seven other people were wounded as well it's raising a lot of questions over the at the regulations placed on my currents and knowing just who is where and who has the responsibility to deal with whom. well we can discuss this further now with former british intelligence of a nation aneesh thank you very much indeed for joining us well if you heard the report there from peter we spotted the loop legal loopholes here that mean there's a whole train of them and then also we heard from the german official saying that they were swarmed by asylum applications i mean what what will happen now i mean
will the government change their policy towards my goods. i don't think. any indication that she wants to change her policy i mean obviously in twenty fifteen she opened germany to asylum seekers it was very good hearted gestures of people who suffer the atrocities of war in many middle eastern countries but i think frankly germany was overwhelmed by the authorities were overwhelmed and they couldn't keep track there was a report that came out earlier this year from the b.s. feed which is the domestic security agency in germany which basically said there is about ten thousand salafist so fundamentalist islam is the mists were in germany and six hundred eighty of them were under investigation because they were potentially radicalized and potentially violent so the intelligence agencies in germany as well are facing an uphill battle just trying to keep on top of what is going on in their country and you know there's a correlation there between the welcoming arms of the german people to the refugees
which is a wonderful thing to do but the correlation between that and the increase in so-called lone wolf wolf attacks not least the the lorry attack in berlin before christmas last year which killed twelve people is amazingly high so i'm sure the debate is going to go on in germany about this well as you alluded to there in the truck attacks here in this particular attack a shouted god is great in arabic during the attack do you believe or do you fear that this type of assault would trigger more islamophobia in germany and across europe. unfortunate thing we've seen over the last couple of years that these type of lone wolf attacks which are attributed to fundamentalist islamist violence are causing an upsurge of right wing hysteria islamophobia and some of it can be stopped by the mainstream media of course however it's something i've been writing about over the last few years is the conflation of terminology between terrorist
criminal and mental mentally ill people and it seems to depend very much on the color of one's skin in europe where you are defined as a criminal or a mentally ill person or indeed a terrorist and if you happen to be of arab district extraction then you might well be called a terrorist which means you face far more severe penalties under the law but i think there is very much of an overlap between the three categories we get mentally ill unstable psychopathic people getting involved in organized crime we get involved in terrorist groups particularly isis and we just get the pain mentally ill who will go out there and perhaps think if i cry out great when i do this it might give me more standing might give me more meaning because you know they just want justification for what they're going through so it's a very messy situation and i think actually our intelligence agencies as well as our governments need to clarify exactly what they mean by terrorism what i mean by crime and how they treat the mentally ill who might use those justification for what they feel impelled to do until they make those changes until about how about
radical rethink the way they categorize people and also treat them and also be speed up the whole process as well i mean is it a case of that we then this is becoming a new normality in that people should anticipate terrorist attacks and just constantly be vigilant. i think that probably is the case sadly most countries now i mean we've had a couple of cases in london as well where young men have suddenly use knives to attack people and cried out in the same manner but when their cases come to trial rather than being deemed to be terrorists they have indeed been assessed to be mentally ill so yes people do need to be vigilant and that is the reality and it's very sad that we have to think like that particularly walking around wondering if there's going to be a lorry or a car plowing into a group of people and again you know there's been many many instances like this that are getting reporting from other countries across europe where people have just done that because of road rage or because they're drunk with their driving under the influence or devore but the automatic reflex of all of populations now is
that is this a terrorist attack and there's that sort of kneejerk reaction that fear has been created and that of course at least from an intelligence perspective is the pure definition of terrorism so even if someone doing something like this is not actually acting with a political motivation we fear they might be terrorism is the use of violence for political means to leave it there thank you very much indeed for your thoughts and emotions former british intelligence officer thanks once again. the suicide bombers targeted a nato convoy in the afghan city of kandahar the nato led mission in the country confirmed the attack that it had caused casualties a car packed with explosives was driven into the convoy outside kandahar airport which was home to a major military base for international troops no further details about the characters have been released. but in a recent report the u.s. government's afghanistan watchdog has warned that the security situation is
deteriorating fast with armed clashes between afghan forces and taliban militants it also points out a recent rise in high profile attacks the documents cites figures released by the us secretary general in june this year. well the same watchdogs urge the pentagon to detox a fire report detailing allegations of child sex abuse by afghan forces but currently whatever is concealed in the potentially sensational report remain just secret as jacqueline boger explains the report was concerned with a geisha of sexual abuse of children by members of the afghan security forces because it's classified much of the information on which the sego report is based the report is classified sego has requested that the declassify the reports so dark secrets will remain secret for now but it's not the first time such allegations of afghan soldiers were raping young boys have surfaced.
yeah. they don't. believe. it was this is. getting. worse. and that's there there is unfortunately little proof for these crimes available back in two thousand and fourteen human rights groups claimed abusers were often paying bribes to hide their crimes but in two thousand and fifteen reports surfaced that american military personnel were being told to look the other way in order to maintain good relations with afghan units why does this truly explosive information remain classified by the pentagon one possible explanation is the leahy law the process through which u.s. government that's foreign security forces as well as defense training programs to
ensure recipients have not committed human rights abuses. in other words break human rights laws and there's no more money and that could prove tricky in afghanistan where over the last fifteen years washington's pumped in over seven hundred billion dollars and they're not planning to stop any time soon twenty seventeen is going to be another tough year for the value of afghan security forces and the international troops move good and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder i do believe it will involve additional forces to ensure that we can. make the advise and assist mission more more effective the presence yet to define his afghan policy many hope human rights will trump war. r.t. washington d.c. well we've discussed the issue with analysts who believe the information is effectively being protected. what we're saying is various abuses various things sometimes just even the lack of success that the united states has inside of afghanistan is something they did american people don't see i think the american
people just turned away crying is perpetuated if you don't harbor it if you don't address those issues it's simply expands the potential for more crimes to be conducted against people and frankly when you see this happen when you see people being abused in the theaters around the world and the americans are involved at least in the theater it provides the perception that the americans are responsible for it obviously because it would be embarrass the afghan government which. the united states. you know this is a great respect for the u.s. government office that the distribution of the long story was covered up nobody wanted to admit that the afghan government doesn't want people to know us pleasant while people. all want to be nice he's going to be. on the back with more news after the break.
a result people's health is declining life expectancy is falling childbirth that's increasing because of these were not pleased with the lack of competition. welcome back and we start part two with some breaking news the russian embassy in the syrian capital damascus has been hit by mortar fire two shells of hit the building the russian foreign ministry says it was a terrorist attack the be no reports as yet of casualties we're bringing you more details on this assumes we have. a new study has found online searches for methods of suicide have risen sharply following the release of the hit netflix series thirteen reasons why the controversial show tells the story of a girl who takes her own life and points the finger at who's to blame but it's generated
huge concern among parents and psychologists and new zealand the show was slapped with an eighteen city pickets while in austria two school girls tried to kill themselves but their teachers managed to stop them at the last minute reports suggest that the suicide attempts were inspired by thirteen reasons why. ok it's hannah. hannah baker. said only because i'm about to tell you the story of my life. more specifically why my life ended. and if you're listening to this tape. you're one of the reasons why when the us two families blame the series for driving their children to suicide we spoke to the father of ago who hanged himself just before his sixteenth birthday he says his daughter suffered from depression and the netflix show pushed her over the edge. this show acted. like there's a word in psychology it's called
a trigger that means that you react to something in your environment and it triggers a response within you it left my daughter. feeling worse than she had before this is not the way it's supposed to be my daughter should be alive today i should be able to hold her in my arms should be able to care for her i should be able to hear her laugh but now i can't she's just gone and she's gone from me forever. reaction in new york say the impact of the netflix. nineteen days after the program was released google searches for suicide related topics increased by more than twenty percent that means roughly nine hundred thousand to one point five million more than usual from phrases like suicide hotline or teen suicide or more worrying phrases like how to kill yourself all of them are on the rise i've seen multiple psychiatric admission notes that it detailed the presenting problem of why the teen
is is there being one a couple of times them saying that they wanted to kill themselves in the way that the girl from thirteen reasons why did suicide prevention experts are warning that the show is kind of romanticizing suicide and unhealthy relationships all of which could lead to copycat behavior among teenagers or teenagers who in general are still developing the ability to regulate their emotions and their desires for those teens and especially those who have already perhaps contemplated suicide a series like thirteen reasons why can be problematic let's ask people how concerned they are are you a parent i am a part now would you allow your son or daughter to watch this this new program with a company of apartments where you know if you put something to somebody's head and they already had that thought it might be encouraging but you can't control what people are going to do they might hear it on the street they might hear it in
school you know that you never know i mean just because they hear from you doesn't mean it's your fault if you were a parent would you allow your child your children to watch that show louis i would absolutely because i want them to experience well life is all about the ups the downs the ugly the good all records should show that i reckon that people should be able to will those halves of the experience to be honest ok are you a parent. now if you were a parent do you think you would allow your son or daughter to watch that show or have a different view if i was a parent the producers of these shows need to be socially and ethically responsible for what they're putting out and. at bare minimum that means that for if it's netflix for example before and after each episode in the series they need to put places for where they can get help such as the suicide prevention lifeline they need to be doing that at a bare minimum so that if it challenged well there will child gets triggered during the episode that they know where they can go to turn for help now netflix says they
welcome more research as they prepare the next season but parents are asking themselves is there really enough of a reason that we wouldn't want our children to be exposed to such shows. r.t. new york. and the scale of mention that flicks responded to us about the study's findings and also told us the show was intended to promote discussion of a difficult subject however the father we spoke to told us there are other ways to highlight the sensitive issue i think that there are ways to show it i think that there are ways that that it can be done in a positive note but never in a way that was. like this never in a way that were true as it is such a dark and desperate situation the fact is that netflix does not care what the medical profession has to say they don't care what educators have to say they don't even care what parents have to say on their flicks cares about is making money from this show does not acceptable and this needs to stop we still have
a voice as consumers are just as citizens we have a voice we do have power to make change. the russian defense ministry has rejected claims made by reuters news agency about the number of russian servicemen killed in syria this is not the first time british news agency royce's has tried to discredit russia's operation to destroy islamic state terrorists and return peace to syria. it is a response to a warder's piece with the tag exclusive what you'll find in that article are claims that the real number of russian servicemen and private contractors killed in moscow's syria campaign in two thousand and seventeen is four times higher at least than the real number given by the russian ministry of defense that is forty against
ten the russian army is pointing out the sources used there that is their biggest criticism rumors social networks and anonymous relatives accounts apparent the the russian military is also very critical of the vagueness when the waters journalists are referring to actual servicemen and some sort of private contractors if you read through that ministry of defense statement you will also see that the russian military is very unhappy with the bias when it comes to the waters coverage of the anti-terrorist operations in syria and in iraq one of the most vivid examples is the many differences in the approach that waters took up when covering the liberation of aleppo by syrian government troops assisted by the russian army and also the liberation of mosul by the u.s. led coalition. police brutality is hitting the headlines again in the us soft
a video emerged of offices in tennessee tasering a teenager in a restraining chair warning you may find the following images disturbing the incident was caught on surveillance camera the inmate is tasered several times despite being restrained and gagged he was also reportedly on suicide watch a teenager was jailed on drugs and weapons charges. how financially claiming the officers had no other option than starting the teenager the local sheriff's now launched an investigation three deputies have been suspended but one anti brutality activist told us most cases of abuse in u.s. prisons tend to go unreported. and people end up in the jail who've been brutalized and then that brutality continues in the jails and into the prisons it's kind of like a whole system from beginning to end that is dominated by brutality and the only issue is in the prisons of the jails we it's not as visible we can't see it as well and so we don't typically get access to these types of videos jailers have enormous
power the head jailer which is the sheriff in this case has to be a vailable and watching his staff at all times he has to be monitoring their conduct because you know people with absolute power abuse it absolutely and so it's really key that that the sheriff is saying that he wasn't even knowledgeable about what his own staff was doing i think it's reprehensible he should resign. and if you'd like to know more about bats and other stories head to our website. i'll be back with more news. you can see the border from. the steel. plate and said this is this is all. and. i have every right
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