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everything but she says her parents. why would you tell her otherwise all t.v. is is two young sisters who have been reunited with their family in russia for their radicalized parents took them to iraq. a small right wing rally in berkeley california it's warm smile much larger counter-demonstration. and in the top stories of the week the iraqi army becomes just tallis fall one of the last strongholds for the victory comes at a heavy price for civilians.
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you're watching altie international with me rosanna lockwood live from moscow thank you for joining us. five children from southern russia who were stranded in iraq have been reunited with their families it's believed the youngsters were taken to a wrong by their parents who were killed while fighting for i still see filmed them in the back that often mention we've also been helping to find their other relatives in russia among the five children of two sisters had each and fatima. one you'll never learn mom or dad each. yeah. so.
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one of them could i said if i deserted her. i still. expect that damn thing all. artes roseline in my i have traveled to southern russia to see how the pair were adopting to life back home. tears of joy in relief the very evident at the plane carrying five children from iraq landed in grozny but for the families waiting with stories and balloons there was also the question how to help these children some to some the maillot see through witness of the horrors of i still the loss of their parents and being left all alone to bug out over that.
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for their little sisters had vision and foot sima base is another thing of the past here is then your home and their family has a great to share their first day together with us the girls found the perfect remedy in their grandfather plenty of sweets and friends to play with. this is had the asia and she's clearly the leads of the pack it seems the grueling experience of football's own has made her even stronger for team zero six comfort in the arms of her granddad who seems just too afraid to part with her again even for a moment it looks like the perfect family image house filled with children's love to cries plenty of noise and fussing about it takes a while to realize what's missing. she saw everything but she says her parents are alive why would i tell her otherwise. and yet even with all the love and care the has to offer his granddaughters there are
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still many wounds left on here. today and as i think of the three days without food or water in a dusty dirty basement she told me when there were bombs they would go to basement and when she sees a helicopter now she's terrified and i tell her not to be afraid you know what that i was opening an ice cream the other day and i have a habit of opening the wrapper popping it i did it once and she jumped as if she'd had an explosion. and you. know. conflict is the creation of adults but it's often children who pay the heaviest price while hundreds even thousands of youngsters who remain trapped and lost in what appears to be the ruins of a self-proclaimed caliphate had seizures and that seemed along with a few lucky ones who escaped well now hopefully learn how to be happy children.
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alone among the other children returning to their families this week was nine year old mary i'm sure was injured and very fragile when taken in by the orphanage in baghdad another is allie whose aunt was among the first to contact us he's only three years old just like stilton morag who can see hear his relatives say he's already read just into every day life at home. iraqi military says it has retaken talla fall one of the last islamic state strongholds in the country but the u.s. bank offensive has come at a heavy price for civilians. the operation began a week ago and i saw militants have dropped back from telephone but they still hold nearby territory broadcasting reports from the recaptured town. we're at the
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airport of telephone mia five kilometers from the city itself where the operation to liberate dallas is under way this actually serves as a sort of said sold base serving the entire operation and soldiers from the frontlines they come here to rest and to eat before heading back their exultant they say that the operation is almost over they've actually even got a message for isis. i have a massive leave they are world now you have no place here will hunt you down wherever you are there jubilation however is a stark odds with what the people of talent have gone through what it was miserable we were under occupation imagine that and you know they turned the mosques into prisons there were thirty to forty people there we don't know what happened to them they demanded that molests recruited young people to join i sew and when they
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refused they locked them up there was normal to no food nothing to eat we were almost dying there was no work and no man to sing my kidneys have almost failed it's been three years without medicine or anything tens of thousands of iraqi soldiers will mobilized for this operation the u.s. led coalition has brought to bear its full mice its people fleeing. i'm from california and more than thirty thousand have escaped from the city escaped from the fighting they had to brave walking through the you put in deserts which is all there is here for ten twenty hours to get to safety to find water to find food medicine medical supplies and indeed treatment and from what we've heard many of them didn't make it but the commander of the operation he spoke to us and he said they expect to be done in another four days. everyone thought deliberation would be difficult and we would be two months the deliberations room
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is complete another interesting development that we've learned of is that on the twenty fifth of august four hundred families of isis fighters were let out of the city the details are murky and nobody knows exactly what happened but the commander of the operation and he previously was the chief of the mosul operation he told us that indeed this had happened he confirmed it but again without details and what about the four hundred families that escaped that escaped. did you fail to catch them up did you let them do for humanitarian reasons. we have a system we handed over three she said the iraqi government and they handled still the battle in telephone is far from over from what the soldiers tell us most of the civilians have managed to get out and managed to flee nevertheless there are still thousands of people trapped in a shrinking area where isis still holds sway and where they still haven't been
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defeated and they have a terrifying few days ahead of them. the operation bad striking similarities with the recent campaign in nearby mosul which left thousands dead the two cities where i saw strongholds besieged by u.s. banks iraqi forces thousands of civilians were trapped inside both tal afar and for mosul under constant bombardment many of those who tried to flee were killed in the crossfire and those who remained quickly ran out of basic supplies. until christians have been moving forward of course we see that there will be. this of course the. need. to bring what the variance on the love food water is this is that people who want to be able. to meet men you know then. that night i was being shot. now to berkeley in california where rightwing pro trump mob has led to
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a tense standoff the activists were abolished outnumbered by a so-called rally against hate. hard to. navigate. i very. i was born here outside of the civic center in downtown berkeley california and as you can see around me there's a huge crowd of people calling themselves anti fascist protesters these are people that assemble to calendar a right wing rally that was called for today for this afternoon under the slogan say no to marxism well these are both here that object to a number of the people involved with that reported right wing rally i consider them to be white supremacy and fascism assemble to denounce it especially in the aftermath of charlottesville so it's right in the first crowd that is assembled here in front of the civic center what an interesting group of folks as you can see behind me here we have that the folks that generally referred to as the black bloc you know they've got goggles on now they're covered in black masks sometimes coming
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and our kids grouping and we've got other people here all with different marxist groups talking about socialism and communism we got a lot of people signed to say things like say no to hate the city of berkeley has actually rallied around the slogan thing i did against hey that's been hanging from all the public buildings it's been displayed in the stores around the city that we've heard so far about three arrests the two people were arrested for having mass to their bases as we can see that a lot of the theory that's crazy. but there were two people who were arrested for having mastered their faces and there was an additional individual who was a far right a star was arrested for getting into some kind of scuffle and physical altercation with one of the left wing protesters he has been arrested now there's never a police on the same on the civic center was blocked off earlier they were searching anyone who came in to make sure that they didn't have any weapons of any kind this is just one illustration of the ongoing division that continues to take place across the united states now recently there was the incident in charlottesville in our family charlottesville there was there was
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a rally in support of the confederate monument called by some white nationalists and there was a huge counter protest to that as well and then one of the one of the right wingers drove his car plowed his car into a crowd of protesters actually killed one person and nineteen other people were injured in the aftermath of that and donald trump very famously condemning violence on both sides sparking anger and as you can see out here in the streets of berkeley many people are outraged about donald trump linking donald trump and his supporters directly to white supremacist meanwhile a campaign to topple confederate statues is continuing in the u.s. in the wake of the deadly unrest in charlottesville virginia although sometimes the targets all quite unusual. i don't care if it's a george washington statue or
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a thomas jefferson statue or robert e. lee statue they all need to come down. e.s.p.n. executives have decided that play by play announcer robert levy will not be in the broadcast booth for next saturday's college football season opener because of the similarity between his name and the same confederate icon.
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this is a perfect example of what kind of a lunacy our country is going through connally's rice said it beautifully these are my these this is our history right and what the left is engaging is a storable revisionism this is the reality for better or for worse of what the us it was in its most of our founding fathers were slave owners right they were participating in the evil of slavery so exactly we have tear them down so we take washington off the one dollar bill it's a teachable moment when you walk in with your kids to the south and you see a mine at the jefferson davis or whoever it might be it's a moment to sit with your child to reflect on what was and how we moved from it i think we're heading to a very dark place and it scares me quite
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a bit. people in pakistan have been denouncing double trump all three q.'s the country of harboring terrorists crowds took to the streets of karachi on sunday chanting death to america and tried to make their way to the u.s. consulate islamabad earlier rejected trump's allegation saying no country in the world has suffered more than pakistan from the scourge of terrorism the statement went on to describe washington stance as disappointing as it ignores the enormous sacrifices made by the pakistani nation. well the u.s. president's rebuke of pakistan came as he announced his new strategy for afghanistan at a mall to complete reversal of his pre-election promise we will also expand authority for american armed forces to target the terrorist and criminal networks afghanistan is a total and complete disaster let's get with it get out of afghanistan although his
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administration hinted at a boost in troop numbers in afghanistan trump chose the exact biggest secret and he called on nato allies to make a greater contribution in afghanistan the president's new plan there provides no timeframe for withdrawal we asked people in afghanistan what they think about the u.s. military presence. you could on american and afghan forces carry out operations at night sometimes their intelligence reports are inaccurate civilians including women and children get killed. and there was a doctor as a horse who is hit by a drone strike and another man was on his way home when he was killed. during a u.s. operation into the house and saw a schoolboy they shot him dead later they said they had killed a taliban fighter before they left they blew up the entire building we spoke to former u.s. presidential candidate ron paul and he told us the american military presence in afghanistan is likely to continue for many years to come.
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he changes the words and makes it sound like the world will come apart if we don't continue to be the world's policeman he says he's not into nation building but there was a pretense anyway how many nations that we can really build or improve we've torn nations apart so he is seen as a flip flopper which i think politically is a bad position to be. going to be perpetual war nobody knows exactly who the enemy is and nobody will know when it is ended but i think trump has been maybe a little bit more upfront that his goal isn't to get done in six months or a year it looks like he's planning to be there for the long term. the syrian army backed by russian ak of a has destroyed one of the most i don't have islamic state units in syria some eight hundred militants were killed in the operation in the if eighty's finally a large number of heavy machine guns were destroyed along with tanks and artillery
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according to the russian defense ministry and it's all part of a wide to push to break isis blockade of the key city of dare resort the battle took place near this it's about launch a clone just from there is one of the terrorists' last strongholds in the country the syrian army is vonzell multiple fronts to lift a three year long siege that middle east correspondent paula slee a has the latest . it is very significant basically the taking of deer as sole would point to the strategic defeat of islamic state in syria it follows weeks of fighting between the syrian army that is being assisted by the russian air force and islamic state and in the past few weeks we have witnessed and number of breakthroughs that the syrian army is making against the terrorist organization. the over there.
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now there is or is a city that islamic states has completely surrounded for the better part of three yos there's only a small part of the city that is in the hands of the syrian army and they're completely blockaded there's no way in there's no way out and that's the reality for also for residents of the city if you can just imagine that this is a city that is home to some one hundred thousand people and for the last three years this has been their reality they are going to go about their work there was. a lot of them feel no one would like to make sure first of course having to do you
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know much. for the journey the journey of any any i mean if islamic state was able to be defeated here it would be a major significant achievement by the syrian army because essentially islamic state finds his would be cut off from any kind of other military forces and also from major financial resources and sources for them and so it would see. the final chapter of islamic state in syria. half a million people attended a peace rally in barcelona on saturday evening marchers held banners with a message i am not afraid in reference to the terrorist attack earlier this month that claimed sixteen lives the probe into the atrocity has been focusing on the small town of ripple where the terrorist cell was based peter all of a trial of their for r.t. . radicalizing force they were radicalized
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by a moroccan born police now believe the reply was at the same tour of the plant. this small spanish town took away in the foothills of the pyrenees is hardly what you think of as a hotbed of islamic terrorism but it was here in the fall that the terrorist cell which attacked barcelona recruited were indoctrinated and radicalized eventually going on to carry out their deadly mission. but it was here that the terrorists that rammed his truck into crowds of people and boss alone lived. the twenty two year old moroccan was gunned down on monday following eight four day manhunt by authorities. why they were. local
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people here say they can't believe he lived within a community. that played football together on the beach nearby with other kids from the neighborhood they were brought up here. of course. they were behind what happened around here can believe it seemed to be very nice people will . be roaming. the. saloon with a whole slew of things that the cell melted into a full society attending the local high school and being a fixture on local football fields so how did say seemingly quiet group of quiet teenage is a quiet town and is part of the jihad to sell. the answers to the vast many are looking towards the mosque that they attended it's here that they're understood
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to have attended prayers led by our society who's been accused of being the. ringmaster behind these terrorists is so it is pointed the finger at him and now that's being reiterated by some of those accused of being part of the cell have appeared in court but who is. what do we know about the forty year old moroccan national we know that he had a criminal past in front back in twenty ten he was sent to prison here in spain for his part in a drug smuggling operation and it's in jail where he's understood to have become radicalized in fact he's believed to have spent time with those who plotted and carried out the madrid bombings we also know that back in twenty sixteen he spent time in belgium around the time of the bombings on the metro the airports in brussels. he is believed to have been killed it was
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announced by authorities that his d.n.a. was found at the site of a bomb making factory did exploded in at the moment the authorities are writing bad off as that his own potential weapons of. course him out in the end. as the investigation continues arrests continue to be made including that of the owner of an internet cafe that suspected members of the terrorist cell and no into a frequent it begs the question just how many small tranquil communities like this could potentially be harboring fatal terrorist cells peter all of. these all the twelve suspected members of the terror cell that came from report all of believed to be from the moroccan community and are of a similar age the oldest was twenty two and the youngest just seventeen and radicalized teenagers are not a new phenomenon of course just last year
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a sixteen year old syrian boy was arrested on suspicion of plotting a bomb. in the german city of cologne and in paris a fifteen year old boy was arrested on suspicion of plotting an attack jennifer breathe and an attorney specializing in religious terrorism told the constant threat of extremism poses a direct challenge to civil liberties in europe some of the leaders and other european countries have said that we just need to quote unquote get used to the fact that this is part of our lives and it's very sad to see that in a continent such as europe which has had so many freedoms has such diversity of different people and has allowed those freedoms it is sad to see that people are now no longer surprised again this is a lot of backtracking they're having to go against major national or european union policies which state that you know they shouldn't do much they should look at religion they should look at other things and they certainly shouldn't police the streets. hurricane hall v is causing devastation in the
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u.s. state of texas with a least five people killed and dozens missing it's the most powerful storm to hit the u.s. mainland in twelve it is the state governor has described the flood as the west texas has experienced one point three meters of rainfall expected three hundred thousand people have been left without without electricity and more than two hundred fifty highways across the state have been shut down a massive search and rescue operation is underway. well remember you can get your news on the move by downloading the ati app for free and i'm back from here almost studio in just thirty minutes time.
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seemed. like a little just don't call. me. yet to shape out the attic. and in detroit it was betrayed. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground.
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have you noticed whenever you see a commercial for ham on t.v. it's often set in the countryside. with a nice family and a rustic backdrop. and the ham is always pink. very pink. and one hundred percent natural course. looks so tasty it has your mouth watering on the couch. with that's the point. but what if behind is pretty pink and one of the biggest health scandals of our era . in two thousand and fifteen the world health organization listed processed meats
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as carcinogenic for man. we decided to investigate the ingredients used by the giants of the food industry and be in a great mood to eat cells into sort of precancerous cells. we discovered that to impede or halt regulations on certain additives food industry lobbies have been working in the shadows for decades. just to understand if the industry is of what he makes and is this so they're very risk averse they're not going to fund a study that is bad for their business it's a thump as if. it's just a baby so to speak political because keep them at the heart of this strategy of influence are the scientists who collaborate needs industry biju for this i reasoned some compensation for my time as well as the others months.

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