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driven out of the city of. iraq. program we have an exclusive report from the. main headlines of the week the top stories today welcome to the week. north korea has successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test this according to the country's state television it came after an earthquake measuring around six on the richter scale it was detected in that country took place in a northeastern province bordering china and russia was felt in both of those countries well let's cross live now to china and get the latest from. joining us
here on the program north korea had previously elves the development of a new kind of bomb. hi there rory yes as aside just hours ahead of the test the north korea's central news agency and now is that the country had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb and that kim jong il the leader of the country had personally inspected it himself then as you were saying not long afterwards an earthquake was felt we think about six point three on the richter scale in the north east of the country near to the russian and chinese borders in fact tremors were actually felt in both of those countries in particular in the russian far east in city of lot of all star well north korea is saying that this new warhead that they have developed is designed to be loaded on to an intercontinental ballistic missile and if you can remember back on tuesday just such a missile was tested when it was fired over japan while at the time the u.s. president donald trump he reacted by saying that all options with an all new table he was then contributing to that tough rhetoric that he's been using throughout the escalation of the tensions in the korean peninsula. north korea better get their
act together or they're going to be trouble like your day should ever have been in trouble in this world. and this man will not get away with what he's doing believe they will be met with fire and fury. the world has never seen. well this is the first nuclear test under the trumpet ministration and in the meantime the u.s. and south korea have been conducting large scale military drills in the area along with japanese fighters flying overhead which is particularly enraged in the meantime we've been waiting for a reaction and it's coming from china have condemned the move and also we will be expecting comment from the brics summit which officially gets under way here in sharm in china on monday all right. thank you. following that north korea's missile test choose the japanese military rick. a record high budget in
light of the escalation in the region despite all the limitations put on the japanese military since world war two it still managed to position itself among the world's leading forces the prime minister's repeated calls for a change of the country's constitution allowing japan to use its self-defense forces overseas though it's only a heightening tensions both at home and abroad neighboring china as viewed tokyo's latest military boost as a threat as well. japan's defense budget is increasing every year it has now grown to new historical high we're concerned about this in recent years too bad has been playing up and exaggerating the so-called china's threat and has continued to increase its defense budget professor sriram childcare from the school of international affairs says the situation is becoming more dangerous. in order to are there's been a lot of pressure coming from the us because i'm not already are answered being
fired if you read all these speak so i think you can go on responding that we believe that he knows which is true militarism normally is not helping because by constantly growing for us as robert civilized sort of civilized language it has also come down for a street fight and that's not how been proving that we don't situation it isn't being generous schoolish you know that's going out of control and to start with i think it's important that we come back and dialogue and open a channel but not for you know. these are the international u.s. security services have finished searching russia's diplomatic properties in san francisco washington new york the state department claim the inspections were needed to quote secure and protect facilities let's get more details on this now i want to use my dear a tutor joining us live here in the studio so what's the latest that we know now. drawing u.s. security forces have conducted searches in the facilities at three russian post
after ordering them to be close and francisco washington and new york what we do have is a few bits of video to show what happened at the san francisco facility when the inspection took place and as you can see that security forces security officials were seen searching the apartments with the residence still in that building now that the trade mission building in washington has also been searched as well the head of the russian trade mission has told journalists that he considers these searches take over and we can have a listen to what was said. an example of international relations it's an illegal take on russian. having been expecting such and wanted gassed. to pam. local time the u.s. doesn't think we have to call magic immunity anymore. so that's one reaction we've
also had reaction from the russian foreign ministry the spokeswoman has said that she's not happy at all in fact she said this is a diabolical circus that's illegal and pointless now we have to remember that the diplomats and their families were given just two days to vacate the facilities the reasons that the u.s. has insisted is that this is just part of the new measures against the anti russian sanctions and also they've insisted that this is also a response to russia's decision to reduce the size of the u.s. mission in russia and that happened back in july twenty seventh seen now we also have a response from. the foreign minister from russia he has spoken out about the decision on the closures let's have a listen to what he has to say. this sanctions story was not launched by russia it was started by the u.s. administrator with the only purpose of undermining u.s. russian relations concerning the u.s.
we're not seeking conflict with this country we've always been friendly towards the american people and we're still open to constructive relationships but as you know it takes two to tango now it looks like our american partners a brit don't see time of time interesting quote there so as you can see that again we look at the u.s. russia relations and they are still incredibly tense and russia have also said that this is a violation of international law. thanks for that. but the u.s. state the problem in time says the search is legal claiming diplomatic immunity is revoked following any closure however the vienna convention states immunity remains in place and told diplomatic staff leave the country. vienna convention on diplomatic relations article twenty two point one the premises of the mission shall be inviolable the agents of the receiving states may not enter them except with the consent of the head of the mission. article thirty nine point two when the
functions of a person enjoying privileges and immunities have come to an end such privileges and immunities should normally cease at the moment when he leaves the country it was a back in december then president barack obama expelled thirty five russian diplomats over alleged election meddling while choosing not to respond in kind on the very same day though the russian president vladimir putin actually invited the children of u.s. diplomats in russia to a new year party at the kremlin well in july after the u.s. house of representatives passed a new anti russia sanctions bill moscow cut the u.s. diplomatic presence there to the same level of that in america about lead trying to extend sanctions analysts told us though the raid is a clear violation of international law. i think international lays it down very clearly the one hundred sixty one fianna convention of to plastic relations says
that any diplomatic affiliated premises nifong country. and any incursion on that territory is an attack on the country that is hosting that diplomatic mission so this is a breach of international law that there is some sort of you know a meaningless parade of power by raising america the big issue here is now that this creates a bad precedent because with this event taking place now in the united states other countries may follow i guess embassies with which they don't have good relations with this is a collapse of the international diplomatic system by what the americans and the u.s. government is trying to do. they are here in moscow the iraqi government has declared it before islamic state stronghold city of tal afar liberated however little
remains of the city aside from booby traps left by terrorists all around. correspondents filed this exclusive report from the ground. then when the islamiah by the islamic state will remain you'll find. that plastered whenever the bridges and buildings entitle frog iraq he sent his haven't yet gotten around to covering them up what with being busy fighting. what. one lawyer doesn't want them to what i says sure to leave behind plenty of surprises booby traps every red intel a frog they have ten the city into a sap as nightmare and coming here we were bloomed multiple times not to touch anything no matter how innocent it might seem for we knew beyond any of these.
could be explosives booby traps bradman's behind the time even in the right switches. would be one where officers went into a house and sat on a sofa that exploded along with the house they had booby trapped the sofa another example they were explosive to light switches when you turn on their lights the house explodes they were bombs into refrigerators and even the door handles when you open the door and explodes. i've just come back from telefon you can didn't lie down in the bed without cyprus check and first drop bombs and was everywhere we don't touch anything. i will do all we can to disarm everything but there's only so much we can do some houses will have to be destroyed. this bomb was intended for those but the planes and helicopters destroyed the roads and i still couldn't get the car bomb out our engineers found it and dismantled it if it had been used it
would have done as great damage they disarm the explosive canisters and detonated them in a controlled explosion but it's strange isis folded almost too quickly . there is evidence that around four hundred families of isis fighters were allowed to leave on august twenty fifth in an unspecified direction the rumor among iraqi troops is that as many as two thousand isis fighters have been given safe passage out of tal afar into syria again this is a rumor and we conned confirm it but it would explain the unexpectedly easy fight iraqi troops wouldn't let us into the center of telephone saying would still far
too dangerous but having spent some time here in the suburbs we haven't seen a single civilian most of them ran when your opportunity presented itself as the bopper began braving the months in the desert in order to get away but for the iraqi ministry in the u.s. led to release and bricks the best might file a fraud list of them through and we'll come back to question how much of tal afar there be left to come back to more eid guys death from taliban iraq. the u.s. led coalition against islamic state confirmed this week another sixty one seventy. and likely to of being caused by air and artillery strikes in both iraq and syria in the month of july the coalition completed the assessment of thirty seven reports resulting in sixty one unintentional civilian deaths that coalition assesses that cit is more likely the not at least six hundred eighty five civilians have been
unintentionally killed by coalition strikes since the start of operation inherent resolve meanwhile active military operations either backed up or carried out by the us continue in both countries though humanitarian organizations have been raising the alarm over the impact on innocent lives and america's defense secretary believes and locals understand the reason coalition forces are fighting. we are the good guys and munitions people on a battlefield know the difference. i saw with my own eyes three houses destroyed and their strike isis fighters first went there and run away then the jets bombed where they were seventeen civilians were clear that they would go on the roofs of people's houses and start shooting they wouldn't let people live in this later. with all of the civilians still inside . one of the planes bombed us heavily this happened in downtown misled and
the round i saw was slaughtering people many were killed and houses were destroyed . the coalition shelling targets civilians hit civilians four story houses full of people were bombed all over the neighborhood certainly many have been killed among the my cousin he died in russia in an airstrike the u.n. estimates that an average of twenty seven people are being killed in iraq every day the situation in the syrian city of raka mention just that is of particular concern to the un thousands of civilians are still trapped between i saw cruelty and in tents coalition strikes author nicholas j. davies who has written extensively on the invasion of iraq suggests the number of civilian deaths there and in neighboring syria much higher than reported. what is coming from the coalition are not in fact estimates of total civilian
casualties what they are is a very limited number of individual incidents that have been reported and so therefore the u.s.o. authorities have had to address them and conduct some sort of investigation and this is this is very very limited this is the way the u.s. has conducted warfare through so-called war on terror and it has relied on the media to accept these completely absurd. numbers that it puts out as a serious estimate of the numbers of civilians being killed this is you know this is absurd. so a fledgling french president emanuel mccrone his ratings are taking a serious nosedive we'll explain why after the break.
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could have you with us today for your new years hundreds of people took to the streets of paris on wednesday to protest against president new labor law designed in part to make it easier for companies to hire and fire workers correspondent sean it was at the scene. the demonstrators have come out again in front to show how i may not be they are with a manual not one perform the working code they have described a manual my own as being a man who not only supports business i once took a right so good because this is what people have been saying to us said that. if
you tax work and workers were against it because it has no a show now we can share the work. represents the big bosses and those who want to come public services social protections and everything achieved by workers agree with. it's about ideology to be able to sign. in fact he wants to get rid of employee protections all together it's a big attack of the hierarchy corporate deals will now take over those are some of the reasons why the demonstrators hey i feel so passionately against these reforms to the working code but not everybody is happy with the plans to reform the working . front. suggested will mean. more ability to hire and fire people to. salary in terms of additional hours that
people work and that's why they pay. of the employers federation has actually come out not just in support of this reform but is actually a manual matter going to go or lean when he introduces that working reform some people have described this as being a bellwether for my presidency because this is his first major time to pass a big piece of legislation here fronts but recess is have failed so the scene will be able despite his continuing plunging popularity in the party in the polls to be able to push this reform through and to appease the french people so much. all see paris and as mike wrong moves to reshape the economy anger is rising among the french people the latest polls showing that just well three months or so into his term. already less than half of the people in france approve of his policies
well at the same point though in their presidencies previous nicolas sarkozy had sixty nine percent support even a francois all along who became known as well mr popular he had fifty four despite these findings a government spokesman claims the figures can be ignored or macro will quote transform the country we asked people in paris about the president's apparent fall from grace so it doesn't surprise me that what he's doing is making human popular nobody supports his proposal for extending working hours. the french people are too closed minded when it comes to changing benefit reform so it's not surprising that his ratings of foreign. it's very rare for presidents popularity to increase so i'm not too surprised we need to give him time to get things done he won the election so we need to live with that we spoke to the editor in chief of the popular magazine who believes matter is grating with voters. this country and the spirit
race is not a surprise to anybody. french will find a solution. right here he spreads white polish prime minister said that this remark was. striking because what he said. what he said a new piece later he's added to. this. criticized painful truth racist something which is totally to much it can go but it will make you say things wrong stuff credible she said for example the french all want to see that they were under. constant bombing and endless civilian casualties have become the norm in the beginning of this week so hundreds of locals are gathering near the country's capital to mourn the victims of last week's saudi
led attack on a hotel that killed sixty three hundreds of locals of also return to the scene of the strike to protest against riyadh's continued bombing campaign in yemen the strike at the hotel ten days ago and aside from the dead more than a dozen people were injured and relatives of the victims are now demanding justice . canada but i know they were just workers trying to make a living and they were targeted by warplanes the yemeni people want to show their anger at this crime committed against them i said. to my sons' were martyred by the saudi aggressors they were farmers they had nothing to do with the war i appealed to the international community to the united nations to punish those who committed this crime alarm goes on i would demand that the international community and the united nations which is remaining silent find a solution for these disparate people. in another incident fourteen people were
killed when a saudi led coalition strike at a residential. a building in the neighborhood but a structure brought down the entire apartment block a young girl was the only survivor from one family as she is now being treated in hospital a warning you may well find the following images disturbing. they know. each. and every day. and she is the only child who survived the air strikes that hit the house and. all of her family died her father mother and siblings. we found multiple fractures in her left cheek as well as cracks in the bone round her eye and across her forehead.
the saudi led coalition said that the bombing of the residential area was a technical mistake and we spoke with a human rights activist about the dire situation in yemen. they have to be held responsible under international law unfortunately what we have is the power of the international politics that is supporting the saudi led coalition that is causing untold amounts of these war crimes secret council is dominated by two prominent members who are the ones who are selling the weapons to the saudi regime and that is where the main obstacle lies unfortunately and every move to commission an international investigation you will find that these two countries britain and the u.s. do everything they can to obstruct that the saudi regime along with all those who are assisting them in this unfortunate creation of a manmade catastrophe in the yemen have to be tried for war crimes sooner or later
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