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interests why do you sort of writing about it why it's not top news because the minute you shouldn't so on. it would go well with your fictional narrative who's responsible for all these people who came in and cold drove. through the commune program you don't know who you are of you know you old guy who's the verdict in this case is expected in september when germany set to vote in its general election there is little chance this quite explosive story will make any more headlines. saudi arabia has released a chilling warning in its bitter feud with cattle with a t.v. news animation showing an aircraft being blown out of the sky is meant to explain to viewers the worst case scenarios if cats are violates riyad strict sanctions that were imposed in. country can send fighter jets to force the plane down and
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then charge the crew with anything from posing a threat to national security or putting civilian lives in danger it's more international law even allows a plane to be shot down if it's violating airspace classifying it as an enemy target especially in military areas where there are new air defense restrictions. for saudi arabia the united arab emirates egypt them bahrain cut diplomatic ties with cas are after accusing it of backing extremist groups as part of the riyadh imposed blockade air land and sea links were severed with doha saudi arabia also issued a list of tough demands to which originally included expelling to his troops stationed in cas are scaling back ties with iran and closing qatari funded news outlets like al-jazeera middle east analysts we spoke to says that the airline a warning is part of a tried and tested method used by the saudis to weaken its opponents. usually such . to principally designs by by this is to
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strike fear or they are sort of trying to impose their will trying to bring that series to their means and to trying to still be a punish them to make it to make an example of them and to show that anyone who dares stand up to challenge or defy saudi arabia and its leadership or the way it carries out its policies world pay dearly for it. ok let's go back to that breaking news that we're receiving a van has crashed into a crowd of people in the center of the spanish city of barcelona these are some of the pictures that are coming off the internet and that's according to local authorities in the interim to said to have happened near street one of the main streets in the city spanish police say several people have been injured. that's what we know so far we'll continue to update you as we hear more.
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now i think jim chances refugee policy is under intense scrutiny once again a syrian refugees being tried in germany for alleged war crimes the suspected former commander of the free syrian army is accused of torturing civilians in the city of aleppo local media reports that he was arrested after one of his alleged victims recognized him in the street you know francis santiago has the story. year old was arrested in april last year and is accused of abducting and torching civilians in aleppo he allegedly led a militia group of one hundred fifty men linked to the free syrian army considered one of the so-called moderates in the west who is. very comfortable
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to use for the road to. europe. for. being saying by the beginning these are good guys on the opposition to the more they're being hijacked by by by terrorists by god it is interesting the enough it appears the suspect came to germany as a refugee but was caught after he was recognized by a man he allegedly tortured and this baffling story by the way has barely been touched by the mainstream media among the few mentions it's had in germany it seems the coverage is making sure no one things badly of the free syrian army of course they're not the bad guys just good willed rebels according to the findings of the federal prosecutor's office his troops pursued primarily self-serving interests while. writing about it why it's not top news because the minute
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you shouldn't. go well we have to go fishing narrative. for all these people who came in and drove with. me. all. the verdict in this case is expected in september when germany set to vote in its general election there is little chance this quite explosive story will make any more headlines. now this channel is campaigning to help find the relatives of wolf and russian speaking children who have. been left stranded in iraq it is understood they were taken there by their radicalized parents who joined islamic state we've been appealing for anybody who might recognize the youngsters shown in our reports to get in touch with police to say it is likely we may have found some of the families among the responses that we've had however in the iraqi often it itself there is still new arrivals and the
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monk them is little mary. well she's in a fragile state and often cries and says she's in a lot of pain from her injuries and trying can i describe the ordeal she's going through. the phone call to that very same shelter the voice on the other end says another girl has just been brought in from mosul. but it could be too early to talk for her any question and the girl may break down. in this psychological state she's struggling to answer a question as simple as what's your name got to be as old i. just anybody else that maybe. it's not that good looking it's clear mariam is lucky to be alive there are scars right on her face surviving this head injury as almost
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a miracle. surrounded by other kids in caring shelter workers mariam gradually got to the point when she began talking believe it or not mariam gets least stressed out when she speaks of her once just to kill the governor the chill button that. it took oakley for. a school killing you. but it is close to. it seems the lucky escape happened shortly after that dreadful experience but here's mariam describing what happened just before she found herself at the epicenter of the war. that each list. is that you just don't do that it will. pull it over known it a lot mariam is not the only girl who has told us about the horrors by some river
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that's apparently where many children lost their mothers. how much of this is just. a. little bit he is. the mom when you only have the mom or dad each kid what kind of other horrendous things d.c. people went through somewhere by the river in mosul we can only guess mariam doesn't remember anything more or just can't talk about it we ask about her father but she can barely see a thing but only knew. that those from below you. will . get there is a glimmer of hope that she can grow up in peace and reunite with her family grandparents. are quite good with your. russia does it
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bobs. mooch. off the top of the. iliad to train our teeth. when if you do have information about mariam or any of the other children we've told you about do please contact us at the e-mail address at the bottom of your screen right now in the meantime we'll continue our campaign to reunite them with their relatives back in russia. sicilia yes. so there's the you will. come only it. will. close up again while the school while all of it takes to serve. this is
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a mom i know will never mom or dad age. in lifts or the other. thing is clear. this was. easier than it is for. us so it's. expected that. i tell my good escape obviously not to. finish page for. fish. ok let's bring you up to date with that breaking news a van has crashed into
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a crowd of people in the center of the spanish city of barcelona according to local authorities the incident is said to have happened in the last ramblers tourist area the vehicle reportedly mounted the pavement this is video has been placed in the internet presumably from somebody with a phone near the scene spanish police do say that several people have been injured and people are being advised to stay away from the area that's what we know at the moment of course we'll keep you updated with more information. thousands of people have held a candlelight vigil in shock and charlottesville in the u.s. state of virginia they gathered to condemn violence and hatred after a woman was killed while opposing a white supremacist rally on saturday the state troopers ross i remembered they died in a helicopter crash while monitoring the unrest of the outburst of violence started with a protest over the removal of the statue of a confederate general dorothy citing security reasons and i taking down similar
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monuments right across the country and move that strong the president trump. said to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments you can't change history but you can learn from it robert illegal storm will jackson who's next washington jefferson so foolish also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparable replaced look up more pain went to ask new yorkers where the monuments to other historic figures including some of the founding fathers should be pulled down as well. here outside of st john's episcopal church in brooklyn there was a monument commemorating confederate general robert e. lee it was affixed to this maple tree and it was here for over one hundred years now in light of the violence in charlottesville related to a statue of robert e.
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lee it's been removed all across the country activists are demanding that symbols honoring a related to slavery or honoring the people who fought for it be taken down perhaps this is sensible after all slavery is a barbaric practice millions of people died coming to the united states millions more were worked to death on plantations however getting rid of the symbols related to slavery might not be as easy as it sounds. this is new york city's madison avenue it's named after u.s. president james madison now james madison owned over one hundred slaves and in his personal letters he said some pretty reprehensible things about black people do you feel like there's a little hypocrisy that we're changing things in the south but not changing things here absolutely watching a change in every way i think that he represents you know a troubled past or because there's a difference between honoring history and recognizing that we shouldn't repeat it should they stop madison avenue. and rename it yeah i think it's fine so if one
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person is the football that will be by the city you'd be a good idea to take it to the it should be a different kind of thing but i think a lot of people in the south do want to take the statues down it's not just people in the north that are trying to take down. now we're here in thomas jefferson park thomas jefferson was the ideological founder of the american republic and he was also a slave owner not only did jefferson own hundreds of slaves he actually impregnated one of them was a number of african-americans living today who can trace their genealogy back to thomas jefferson and one of his slaves sally hemings before him. having slaves it was a. change it slavery shouldn't be this even slaves right now in this state after all of them but. that's not the way to get out. of that out trying to kill the shop. the first president of the united
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states george washington started owning slaves when he was just eleven years old by the time of his death he had over three hundred even signed into law the infamous fugitive slave act which allowed slave owners to track down escapees all over the country anything that's owned by a slave owner should be changed yeah it should be because this is times two thousand they have only they've had enough time to do it well washington didn't go to war to defend slavery and i think concerts is very important in these tough situations george washington's faces on the one dollar bill he's often referred to as the father of our country slavery didn't just exist in the south it existed all across the united states getting rid of everything related to slavery opens up an interesting can of worms might not be as easy as some people seem to think up an artsy new york. now a us new nazi website has been taken down by russia's communications regulator
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after it was registered with the russian to my daughter the move comes less than a day after the site called the daily still members registered it was only a rejected by u.s. based web host after it published a controversial article on the charlottesville protests victim it also tried to join google hosting but was blocked that the day you still miss social media accounts have also been taken down. meanwhile there's a fervent twitter campaign to name and expose the charlottesville protesters that is the u.s. justice department tries to identify people who visited a website used to organize protests during donald trump's inauguration with more mace is similar occur. the gable probably think blacklist of your opponents may very well violate personal privacy and could just ruin lives however both sides are willing to play. who are the people interested in protesting during trump's inauguration the us justice department wants to go demanding that dream host
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a web service provider releases all the information of users who visited a website launched by the organizers of the demonstration and that's roughly one point three million users now the web host is trying to fight back in essence the search warrant only aims to identify the political dissidents of the current administration but it seems to identify and understand what concerns each of these dissidents viewed on the website. most recently targeted in charlottesville last weekend twitter users embark on a mission to identify and shamed those who attended the infamous united the right rally the twitter account called yes your racist has even been posting i.d.'s of the marchers their communities need and need to know who these people are and what they're trying to do to our nation while there is no defending the violence of neo nazis in charlottesville the amateur investigators search for racist seems to have missed by kyle quinn a professor from arkansas was falsely identified as
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a right wing charlot school demonstrator the man runs a lab doing medical research and has nothing to do with white supremacists however he perceives scores of hate messages after his address was posted online you have celebrities and hundreds of people doing no research online not checking facts i've dedicated my life to helping old people trying to improve health care and train the next generation of scientists with mrs potentially throwing a wrench in that the founder of the yes your racist twitter page says that despite the chances of innocents being caught in his net he's willing to take the risk but the search for personal data of those who disagree with you smells like a witch hunt so i can see where it could. become. a blanket intimidation against everybody protesting if this caught on in the you know right wing group started publicizing the names of left wing people who participate leftwing people publicize in the names of raping people who participate. so it could be
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a backfire on whoever tries to do it because it could start becoming the thing to do and that that the double edged sword of the social media that you know you can use it to organize but you can also use it to shame embarrass or intimidate. back to our breaking news here in our van has crashed into a crowd of people in the center of the spanish city of barcelona according to local authorities the instance is said to have happened in the last rambis tourist area if they can reportedly mounted the pavement these are pictures latest some of the latest pictures that we perceive spanish police say several people have been injured saying it's being advised that people do stay away from the city center and there have also been reports that shots had been side in that police are now searching and hunting for the driver of that van driver apparently fled the scene rule said reports saying. of the catalonia emergency services requesting the
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closure of the trains and the underground also in the city that's what we know at the mic. germany's foreign minister has voiced opposition to the amount of money his country spends on they said one chance in the intention to raise the figure. germany must remain a peacemaker not become an machine toggle lections ought to oppose the militarization of foreign policy by donald trump and not submit to it as to my horror the c.d.u. and f.t.p. plan to do foreign minister saying that gabriel made it very clear that germany must not dance to trump's tune when it comes to the country's defense spending and what he said actually is quite the opposite of what the chancellor angela merkel has been saying she's been in support of raising the country's military spending towards nato to two percent of the country's g.d.p. by the year twenty twenty four take
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a listen to exactly how she put it in the past that germany's far from the target of spending two percent of the national budget on the fans but it's very important that this year we increase that to one point two percent and wish to also place importance on defense in the future. in fact gabriel's party is one of the main rivals to merkel's christian democrats party in next month's election and want defense spending is one of the most pressing issues here in germany so far merkel has been avoiding this in the run up to the vote and it's not just defense spending a looks like merkel has been avoiding other thorny issues as well as she chose to speak to tech and beauty bloggers at the height of her campaign take a look at this package off out earlier anglo merkel should be feeling energized and fresh after her three week break in the italian alps but judging from her latest election campaigning looks like she's still in vacation mode the chancellor spent
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time talking politics with several young you tube celebrities here in germany one of them is a video blogger that specializes in german izing american pop hits another is a lifestyle blog where the shares her experiences and ventures with her viewers oh and there's also a fashion and beauty blocker. this is stars. and this is me in a quite nice outfit that protects my skin. how these beauty and tech bloggers were chosen to speak to merkel at the height of her campaign we don't know but hot political topics were brought up and the chancellor was cool calm and collected in her answers for how are there any plans for electric cars so that's possible we need to create infrastructure people to use electric vehicles many people are currently free they will be able to get to work before be able to get
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back home. unless what is your favorite smiley smiley with a small heart on it i'm just going to go without people was surprised that i a beauty blogger was chosen to conduct an interview with you many have said that my subscribers are not smart enough to ask the right questions for that cause me think of them as it seems silly to me that some consider people from the beauty industry unable to make the right decision in the election this is absurd everyone is able to. my guns in the tellus honestly when you read donald trump's tweets with phrases like locked and loaded what do you think about what comes into your head up at the thought we should generally be careful with language of language is often a step towards escalation of violence i stand by all means against that. instead of meeting with the legitimate media with people who are trained to detect when the politicians are playing games chess their mirco has a group of amateurs with whom she can play and that's what's happening here it
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reminds me. of a prize fighter who is afraid to meet a real challenger it is the softest question and answer approach that she could face it is the i deal for a politician who wants to the smooth sailing for angela merkel there but it certainly won't be so easy why should they stop her main rival martin schultes in september you need them for everybody it should be clear what it means when a central government when the headquarters of a governing party systematically decide to reject the debate on the country's future when a party comes and says we do not have anything to do with this and we do not debate this during the election campaign and it is the arrogance of power nothing else the ladies and gentlemen. chairman broadcasters want to redesign of the bait so there's more room for spontaneity allowing the two politicians to challenge each other more america's team reportedly threatened to cancel so the broadcasters gave up there
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were forty five minutes provided for each block of the t.v. programme the chancellor's representatives did not agree with such dramatic changes and refused to participate under these conditions with campaigning in germany stepping up a gear before the election angle america seems to be making sure she's in the try thing seat and r t. let's turn to our breaking news this hour van has crashed into a crowd of people in the center of the spanish city of barcelona. according to local authorities police calling it a terrorist attack the incident is said to have happened in the last that i'm blessed tourist area and the reports that seeing people have been killed a man and several injured to the vehicle reportedly manta the pavement spanish police. have confirmed to be said to have been injuries it's also thought the shots fired at the scene and the driver has fled the scene and police and i are hunting for him we also understand that. metro stations and train stations have been
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closed. these are some of the latest pictures we've received from the scene two from the center of barcelona following this what police are calling a terror attack in the cross live now to our europe correspondent i think kate partridge to for more. ok will try to get in touch with kate shortly but these are live pictures from the center of barcelona where just under an hour ago we understand a terror attack took place where a van managed the pavement and hit several people in the center of barcelona in the last that i'm blessed district killing two let's go live now i think. partridge. my deronda can you hear me yes i can ok we're getting reports through as you as you know you can hear me you are excellent basically just a follow on what you were saying before as well about the the incident this
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happened in in barcelona writing the central barcelona in last around last which is right effectively in the tourist area and also a tourist time as well lots of people are in barcelona as you're getting the police reports come through we're getting unconfirmed reports of twenty people injured i mean i understand that you said that perhaps reports of two people have died in the meantime as we've been hearing also we have the ambulances there and people are being treated at the scene we've saw some pictures coming through of people being treated on the ground there and as you say the area has been cordoned off by police while they're still trying to search for the driver we understand who say that he fled after the incident and he went on foot and police of began a big manhunt to try and find him meanwhile all the area has been cordoned off than if you say some of the areas the metro and all the surrounding roads are all basically on lockdown while they try to find this man and also to keep people away from the area and to keep the public safe ok thanks partridge there for us well i think we can talk. for talk to a man who. who is
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a witness at the time of this incident is brendan sitting on the line for sprint and good evening to you can you tell us what you still. jumped out of attraction she's coming back from the beach. and my college talk just so she not i'm blessed with one of the roads who shot it i'm left with a check out of the check she. can sure can get something out of the check sheesh to tread a whole bunch of people through streaming and look up to my nephew and sort of run a like a like sort of neutral. coming down sort of under that it looks like it was under the trees if you know the area well it is. an area where the people are lots of will down the middle of that i'm lost. and with people don a number i didn't change tricking people. get knocked down by the vine knocked under the van and in the benchtop the front of the van is pretty badly damaged we're not sure. and teach the changed off and then can be done driving so that.
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they're not going to run and have fun fun shouting in the shop where we'll be on the front on the shutters and. come back. to the overlooks tree of his food. where you know at the moment brendan are you still at the same. machine. because we catch a flight back to london to feeding and macaws pocked. on the road to perpendiculars that i'm not. going to shop for a botched we need to anybody going it's just come to the shop we'll can back to get the call but who does hold until all the other side there's a big every can use triptans i'm shooting at the numbers nine front of me i'm coming. from the road holmes discuss the tunnel which is sort of adjacent indicative that i'm glass. everywhere and then second. loads of people think she
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should be heading toward the danger which is. of people trying to aid on the grind brendan weekly on the money pay on a friday. i show at least i can be isolated these ten people on the ground when when the impact happened so the people being treated i'm. back to the main road right now i'm sort of was one hundred or one hundred meters from that i'm lost and i want to go back there but i have to. begin to meet people. that are. to brenda when you when you still will this happen high five to divine travel before eventually stones. show i might have to go to study down there but i jumped on the check she and my next of are treating each one of the van which still growing at about one hundred odd and it looked like eighty one hundred ten on the. shawl. again i'm not recalling something
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that happened with an alligator. holding bill sorry for the call. and he should go down to the should look like it should also. make sure to write to the can and just tell the truth ok. just keep going through. that's kind of a no it's a very busy area now and then but on the shaming it was as much as i mean i would have been hundreds of people. thousands hundreds of them. and it looks like you chose to do the bit where she will what i'm going to streets on both sides of the car going up the direction even in the middle of. an area where people can walk underneath and shake the trees and reflection that he looked like he was driving down the middle of what i'm left ancient that i mean i don't know that they can say that it was an accident.

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