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the syrian government moves closer to liberating the city of deal which has been under siege from islamic state for three years. and he read the united states or territories will be met with a massive military response responsible. and overwhelming washington isn't ruling out using its nuclear capabilities if north korea continues to threaten us or its allies pyongyang said it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb and fearing persecution in tens of thousands of muslims and. asian
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countries the minority community struggles against violence oppression by the state's authority. live from moscow you're watching international syrian government forces are closing in on positions near the city of dealers or one of the groups last strongholds in the country with the details his. there as war is a city that has been able to survive a total toll siege by islamic state for some three years and that means that the only way to deliver food. there is air drops that also means constant fear of either being shelled by islamic state or being captured by fighters and right now it looks like the sea is closer to being broken than ever before at least
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according to the news that we're getting from the syrian government the army are claiming that they are now approaching the city and. and it's clearly visible on the map it looks like they've only got ten kilometers to go journalists have been able to contact the governor of their resort and he claims that within the next forty eight hours or so the syrian army will be able to enter the city of. and of course in this case the government is really determined they're confident and no wonder the locals are celebrating we've already received the first pictures of that but here's something for you to understand the suffering that they've been through and these three years of siege. as isis terrorists raided our house my thirteen year old cousin was staying with us i hid her in a water tank so that the terrorists didn't take her as a slave it was obvious that. the situation in there is or is catastrophic terrorist
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from iraq execute civilians in the streets and leave bodies lying there for up to five days by secretly drove my sons out of the city otherwise isis militants would recruit them by force inject psychotropic substances and later use them a suicide bomb and well there is actually the area around it is not the last islamic state stronghold in syria but you cannot underestimate the strategic importance of this area if it happens if it's a mixtape gets kicked out of the province that means essentially that said for their fighters in iraq the de facto capital of islamic state they will have nowhere to run and here's the russian defense minister with more on that. today there are strategic locations. which i would call a priority. have been courageously defending it for years now will food medicine. to them the liberation of the city will be a point in the defeat of isis so it is getting more evident that the joint efforts
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by the russian military their air force and the sea. government troops have really taken their toll on islamic state fighters in the area we've put together a reminder of the latest successful military ops airstrikes and advancements in the last few weeks. so let's wait for more news from the day or as store front line at least if we are
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to believe the syrian army we are going to get them very very soon in a prank of what we discuss the future of war in syria with beirut based journalist to middle east expert mohsin jacques oh i think it's an exciting poignant moment a real turning point in what we've we've known until this point in the last six years i was the syrian war i think come once. the city was taken in the surrounding region was flushed out of isis fights as we can start to really talk about the end of the war and a new chapter for possibly restoring peace in the country i think western media would play up. the u.s. but victory in iraq. but not report so heavily on the defeat of i saw. it in because you know it's mixed it's a hugely significant for just the last staging post now full this terror
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organization that i know all of the huge cities or major towns so now the question is. you know what will be the second stage of the of the syrian war will we see a problem now with syrian government forces on the rollo's like russia has blown and americans in syria. washington says it will use any means necessary to defend itself after the most powerful north korean nuclear test to date the white house says even using america's own nuclear capabilities can't be ruled out. president trump reaffirm the commitment of the united states to defending our homeland territories and allies using the full range of diplomatic conventional and nuclear capabilities at our disposal. we have many military options and the president wanted to be briefed on each one of them any threat to the united states or territories including. or allies will be met with
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a massive military response the response both objective and overwhelming that's actually kind of an unexpected and drastic change in tone coming from modest there who is really starting to sound more like trump now he did add that america is not seeking the annihilation of north korea but it's highly unlikely that those comments will be of any comfort to anyone in north korea given how quickly his stance changed from there's always the possibility of a diplomatic solution to we don't want to kill you but we certainly can if need be now the statements are you made even more ominous given the comments made by president trump before he met with madison the other generals the president we were real. earlier on sunday trump did tweet that all options are being considered when it comes to north korea but it is clear that the military option seems to be becoming the favorite for the trumpet ministration meanwhile we have china and russia urging all sides to show
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restraint but it seems that team trump is going to stick with the aggressive rhetoric that we've seen from the president as of late they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never see north korea better get their act together where they're going to be trouble like today should stare ever have been in trouble in this world. and this may not get away with what he's doing really and this is really already escalated past just a war of words we've already seen america bolster their military. presence in the region and continue to conduct drills with south korea much to the displeasure of their northern neighbors and trump has gotten a fair amount of backlash for some of his our breath of comments both here at home and abroad but the u.s. state department for their part has defended his comments saying that it simply is the only way to communicate with the north korean leader exacerbating the president spoke to him to kim jong un in
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a language that secretary television has said and said this morning in the kind of language that kim jong un will understand but clearly america really has no plans of changing their tactics despite the fact that all of their aggressive rhetoric and saying that talking will not work and attacking north korea has only lead to further threats from north korea and more missile tests but washington seems unwilling to change their plan of action pushing the whole world closer to the edge of war reporting there will shortly after pyongyang's nuclear test south korea conducted a snap military drill in response according to simulate to destroy the north's nuclear testing site in missiles fired from the ground and fighter planes reportedly hit their intended targets in the sea of japan while in another development this south korean environment ministry has approved the deployment of the american made that anti missile system was partly to do that back in march but it later turned out that the necessary environmental checks were not carried out
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and the deployment was delayed however it seems to be celebrated now with china expressing concern that the range of the system could reach its territories well we go to expert opinion on the tension on the korean peninsula. i think the repetition is painting itself into a corner so for instance trump recently tweeted the talks are not the answer and. just leaves the option of threatening north korea which only encourages north korea to accelerate its nuclear weapons program which in turn encourages the trump ministration to. spread over a very dangerous area for the region just recently came out with a three month. they're not willing to give up their nuclear weapons program unless the united states drops its hostile policy so there's a definite opening for a diplomatic move if the united states wanted to take this is
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a full scale diplomatic crisis and i think the president has not really framed this issue as such i think this is in some ways a war of words we know he's very fond of twitter and saying provocative things president and our government is not devoting the resources the political will that are needed to find a solution to this problem we need to amp up the resources at the state department warm bodies people who understand north korea the culture the language get them working on this issue well these nine hundred ninety s. to use in the do you come right on the brink summit in china at the moment the group is strongly condemned north korea's latest nuclear test with more he's. the latest nuclear test call north korea ahead of the brics conference here in china and is obviously overshadowed as well i mean it's also
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a challenge to the political influence of the group here and will they be able to then instigate what they see as the only solution to the crisis which is a diplomatic solution or have to say about one that north korea's big neighbors which are russia and china and the also three nations that make up brics have all now roundly condemned the new testing but also the leaders of russia and china who think that presidents putin and she they had already said we need to emphasize here that there is no pray offs in the korean peninsula we need to ensure that there is calm and also there in agreement there should be no new clear eyes ation of this and they say that having nuclear weapons that is totally unacceptable but what they are offering instead is a solution what they would call a road map which is something that the two presidents discussed when president bush was in moscow in july and they were at effectively saying the way forward the way to reduce tension is through mutual deescalation so what they're suggesting is that north korea stops with the missile testing with the nuclear testing and then with
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some of the u.s. and south korea should start with those military exercises that pyongyang considers to be a precursor preparation for invasion well i discussed all these issues a little bit earlier on with russia's deputy foreign minister said get out and he believes that the road map is the way forward coupled with renewed diplomacy there is no further we are pressuring the country we know there are some. around the world who believe there is nothing else to do but to pressure pressure and threaten their strong we we believe what we experienced before showed no result is achievable through these pressures and other pressures and it was there and these developed by russia and china and there is available and we will pursue this course we will try to convince everyone. you're watching artie's nationalist still to come few more than seventy thousand muslims are fleeing me in the moment fearing violent oppression we'll have the details after the break.
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that you get all the old. according to just. welcome back to r.t. now more than seventy thousand muslims have fled the sort of asian country of mean mouth fearing violent oppression by authorities the country's leader was once hailed a hero but is now facing mounting criticism madeira cheeta reports what do you think of when you envisage the ideal leader maybe a symbol of groundbreaking political revolution obviously a person who holds the interests of the people or do you visualize an individual hailed by the media as a hero she was an inspiration during the country's evolution in the eighty's and even won the nobel peace prize as well. as a u.s. congress tional gold medal the leader of the southeast asian states of on sunday as
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a. witness to history treated dixie. great is talking. doesn't this sound like democratic perfection but sadly reality is far from perfect while the leader revels in glory the country is home to what the u.n. calls the most persecuted minority in the world the red a muslim community of more than a million people the minimal government doesn't recognize them as citizens of the country effectively making them illegal immigrants last year a series of brutal attacks were launched against the community clashed with police as the minority desperately tried to draw the authorities attention to their horrific plight since then more than a thousand civilians have been killed and more than twenty thousand internally
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displaced government forces have also been accused of wide scale human rights violations also and rape and murder. there. is the military destroyed everything after killing somebody injure of the military burn their houses and shops now there's a danger to our survival that's why we fled all i got that little model i can still hear their screams and my heart and my ears we are really scared and we don't feel safe now where every security as we heard the sounds from here in there the worst security even when we eat my heart is beating so fast. the gun law developed after my husband was killed i had no option but to run for my
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children's lives we spent two nights in the hells and sneaks past the border my children haven't had any food yet and they keep crying we only got scared because people from the camp gave us the bus. refugees coming across the border they're coming across. quite clearly this is a scorched earth offensive by the military the government has to stop this offensive it has to. basically allow humanitarian assistance and also the journalists into this area we have to actually see what's happening because quite clearly human rights violations are taken place western officials have been vocal about the ongoing crisis including the u.s. envoy to the un nikki haley who's urging the need to step in and end the violence
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as burmese security forces act to prevent further violence they have a responsibility to adhere to international humanitarian law which includes refraining from attacking innocent civilians and humanitarian workers and ensuring assistance reaches those in need but the leader is not only making no attempt to stop the violence against the persecuted minority she has made the situation even worse by posting hateful content online one comment declares that revenge a makeshift army is a terrorist organization whilst the oppressed muslim minority fights to survive critics warn the west old favorite on sun suchi is doing everything but trying to resolve this deepening crisis well a petition to strip the country's leader of the nobel peace prize she got back in two thousand and twelve has been gaining support online so far it's nearly three hundred thousand signatures mohammed feet from the ramadan foundation says that events to mean don't get enough attention. the international community is not doing anything and i just think it's disgusting it's
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a sad indictment of the international order there has to be an increase diplomatic pressure against on some to clear her government and the idea that you've got somebody like sooky who is a nobel prize winner that bastion of human rights in terms of a struggle for freedom and democracy is turning a blind eye is ignored in the crimes of her government and her military and is doing everything in their power to not resolve this issue if she remained silent as she has to she is complicit in the murder of so many innocent civilians by the burmese authorities. what are the needs now and germany's national football team is harshly criticized a group of fans after they shouted nazi chants during a world cup qualifier game on friday peter oliver has the story of outrageous scenes from sections of the travelling support on friday night as germany beat the czech republic to warn in prague in the stands well some of their fans decided that
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they were going to make some wholly inappropriate chants we understand that there were nazi chants heard from the crowd from sections there well this is upsetting for a number of reasons they also whistled during a minute's silence that was held in memorial to to check officials who had died just recently it was also the seventy eighth anniversary of the nazi invasion of poland this was deemed holy but acceptable by the german team yorkie unload the german head coach said that they brought shame on our country really angry reaction from the german team to this incident but this isn't the only incident of its kind regarding football just last month was uncovered a website here in germany that sells what's called fun where at times unofficial products post. be warned by fans but some of the t. shirts that they were turning out well they made reference to the nazi invasion of
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the soviet union during world war two now r.t. reached out a fee for a statement on this fever has a zero tolerance approach to discrimination and has mechanisms in place to ensure that the atmosphere in the stadiums is one of celebration and respect ideas with such symbols and messages are considered discriminatory and will not be tolerated inside the stadiums but ahead of the world cup there's been a lot of talk about fun safety fun security but most of the talk particularly here in europe is focused on homegrown hooligans those that may be in russia with a lot less focus falling on those that perhaps may be planning to travel to russia for the tournament well since the story about the online store selling not seen spied clothing broke it has actually stop selling the highly controversial t. shirts for. a while with just three weeks to go before germany's federal election
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chancellor merkel looks as strong as ever according to the latest poll she got the better of her main rival martin shelton a live t.v. debate relations with turkey and the european migrant crisis dominated the face to face. away stress that we need to find a common european solution according to the dublin convention they should stay with a first arrived and so they are not allowed to come to germany and those states couldn't manage the flow don't think he should have asked our neighbors for help in dealing with the refugee crisis so i definitely wouldn't say that everything back in twenty fifteen was done right last the kitchen of. i see this completely differently and i know that mr schultz also knows that this is not right in two thousand and fifteen we all knew that we've got a big problem here it's like but still we are european states couldn't find any consensus on a solution to the refugee issue i acknowledge that i think the decision was. right it's only the. kids with their four hundred seats and it's really hard now with the
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behavior of the turkish president as they do in prisons people systematically and if i become chancellor i will not only cancel the agreement with turkey it also stop talks on turkey joining the e.u. because turkey has crossed all red lines waves of refugees have been hitting i was not for a couple of days but for months the cook and turkey is distancing itself from all democratic norms that have gratz taking pace there would be nothing worse than if we said we're stopping unilaterally all turks with turkey on joining the e.u. and we don't have any majority for that in the european union the election on september the twenty fourth will decide whether merkel remains in office for a fourth consecutive term i was actually at plenty of reaction online after the ninety minute showdown with many thinking it was a bit boring. but .
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if you look at the t.v. debate between mackley and sure. there was not really a difference they were both saying exactly the same and on this lee they are both president of a system in germany bed was not bringing any change so basically i think there is no big difference i think now with this debate on t.v. show it was a final you losing completely i know that a lot of leftists in germany burstow hoping that there will come like direct red green coalition but dr now after this t.v. debate i think this dream is all were. your fiance thanks being with us
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