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disastrously wrong. iso claims responsibility for a knife attack main train station where a man reportedly shouting god is great in arabic. people on sunday. police in canada say the stabbing and ramming incident involving an officer and for pedestrians is terrorism. flag was found in the attack this car. i and over eight hundred forty cattle voters have been injured in brutal assault by the country's national police gratitude from the country's prime
minister. to the state security forces to the national police and the civil. thanks for joining us this. you're watching international and we will start with breaking news because the islamic state has said that it's behind the knife attack in mar ses main train station that occurred on sunday the perpetrator was killed by security services minutes later but not before he slit the throat of one woman and stabbed another to death auntie's correspondent charlotte dubin ski has more. well we know that those two women were killed following that knife attack in the station at last say the main station so we understand that the man who is wielding that
knife actually slit the throat of one of the women and that's how she died and apparently according to passers by he screamed out. god is the greatest while he was carrying out that attack now the security services at the station grable to respond fairly quickly and shot the man dead at the scene and what the prosecutor's office said in paris is that while the motives are not yet clear what they're doing is that they are treating this as a killing linked to a terrorist organization now the security services have been praised for reacting responding so quickly to this attack with officials on the ground saying they feel that this could have been far worse happy nort and the security services are part of some seven thousand troops who are deployed across france and have been for the last three years as the country has been under a state of high emergency since january two thousand and fifteen that's when the
offices of the satirical newspaper. were attacked with twelve people being killed and then the country was put into a state of emergency in november two thousand and fifteen after that deadly night of attacks in paris were around a hundred and thirty people were killed in coordinating the recent attacks now since then frances seen a number of attacks including in nice which is also in the south of france and in two thousand and seventeen a number of smaller attacks now. current president emanuel wants to end that state of emergency in france and wants to do so by november of the seasick just next month and in fact this week the first draft of his new controversial legislation which will consolidate some of the powers that some of the security forces have had and that state of emergency will be consolidated into their jobs as normal will actually be voted on this week. emanuel micron tweet is outraged at
what he called the barbaric act the president also praised the work of operations sentinel soldiers from that initiative are credited with killing the attacker sentinels france's first wide scale military operation during peacetime ten thousand combat troops across the country are involved and they become a common sight at transport hubs and tourist hotspots operation was launched after the terrorist attack on the charlie hebdo magazine offices in early twenty fifteen and was reinforced later that year the soldiers themselves of often become a target for attack is a british former intelligence officer and he believes that the operation does allow a quicker response but more must be done to prevent assaults in the first place. well i think we're seeing a much faster reaction time from the police and security forces in all countries across europe i mean particularly in london as well with the attacks that happened in a few months ago that the reaction times much faster to stop further deaths but of
course you can't stop the initial attacks themselves because these tend to be lone wolfs they tend to already be on the radar of the police or the security services but it seems that they're drowning in information because of the dragnet surveillance infrastructure they now have in place so the not targeting investigating stopping potential terroristic type attacks and that is an ongoing problem as it's many times but they don't seem to learn from that and perhaps it's very difficult to try and tackle it well. listen canada are treating the ramming and stabbing of a fellow officer is terror related after finding an eyesore flag in the attack it's car the thirty year old driver has been a three hundred thirty manhunt followed the ramming of the officer who was stabbed several times as well but survived the driver was then stopped but managed to flee in the truck hitting pedestrians in the high speed police chase that and suit amazingly no deaths have been reported but the expert thinks that such attacks are
the main way left for terrorists to make headlines after they've lost ground in the middle east. as told to shrink more of the fighters will escape many of them are western citizens who've been going to fight in iraq in some of the last six years or they have read. in continental europe or north america which might carry out these attacks and this is to make themselves still relevant and indeed news because obviously on on the ground in news into syria and iraq some of these attacks to make themselves feel in the headlines the international community needs to work with the syrian government the russians and the iraqi government to tackle terrorism that is the best way because these go to small. attacks will keep increasing unless there is more cooperation in the global strategy on how to fight and stop supporting insurgent groups in other people's countries. so
the catalan dependence referendums taken place and at the moment the counting of the votes is underway spain's probably every cent is congratulations not to the voters instead to the national police for their work we have been very special things to the state security forces to the national police and the civil gods they have carried out their duty and the mandate they received from your thirty's. arianna roy they're praising the national police but let's take a look at just how officers stood out over the course of sunday brutal scenes of violence marred catalonians vote ornate hundred forty people were injured in clashes with national forces and that's according to catalan author a tease. thing was. i was i was i
was thinking i was i was. police have been farming rubber bullets to disperse protesting vote is the type of ammunition deployed worldwide considered non-lethal but the use of rubber bullets is associated with cases of blood trauma to the brain and mr organs which can lead to permanent disability even that. despite injuring hundreds of voters madrid insists that the police acted in a professional and proportionate way of the think that the videos that have emerged in the meantime suggest otherwise. i now here we can see protesters injure rhona in northeastern catalonia facing off against offices demonstrators you can
see clearly holding up their hands in a sign of nonviolence as police hit them with batons we spoke to one man who was injured in those clashes. we sold there will be trying to take us from your station and we never thought that they would be such a biomes from the police. but to be all people he says it is simply unacceptable we were seeing him and we saying not by your hands thing we just want to vote we are seeing we also that he does with the facts. many. of course i don't know what they think it's for for sure but we know one year worse than nothing i was thinking then i'm. asking or i was afraid of what they were now making any distinction at all they were hitting every one they were not looking at and it's. another video from cancer that only shows police jumping on them violently kicking protesters as well as dragging activists out of
a polling station. i know the video where people came under ferocious attack by the national guard in a limo and with his dog singled out police roughly dragging the gentleman on the floor and angrily shoving the animal. as you see in the video the people were also being pushed and dragged very physically away. and within the last couple of hours spanish prime minister mariano rajoy addressed the nation he came out with a rather surprising message as well that in a culture that has the latest from barcelona. to many people here in the city's a main square who are listening to spain's prime minister's. address his words came as a complete surprise really was saturday hundreds of people injured as but he said tact peaceful voters yet serai think the officers should for their work and another surprising thing that was sad by the prime minister is that there was actually no
referendum here and catch a line well perhaps this is just wishful thinking but i talked to people here to listen to their reaction to the prime minister's address i don't know i. don't think so i thing with them because they're not a for the well i thing the good is notice. how lasers defy. the violence of the. responsibility of the bullets might taint the safety of the people and very creating the insecurity of the are not a low enough to build but it's incredible it's really what this is it is it's in europe this is europe. well this morning people were ready to gather peacefully and there were telling us many times that for them it is very important to remain a peaceful gathering just to protect their fundamental human rights but reading throughout the day the mood in the crowd seems to have changed now we've heard reports of police man as a result of scuffles between the crowds and security services people were building
barricades around different polling stations not only here in barcelona but in other parts out back catalogue now we were kept receiving different videos including the ones where you can see several police officers running away from the crowd a speedball were actually throwing stones at them so police officers had to get into their cars and drive away at the same time there was also quite an emotional and a video that was circulating online where it was possible to see cats who. and police officers trying to protect citizens of council audio from national guard now there was another video where you can see how difficult it is for some cattle and police officers to really i still fulfill their professional duties there was a video of a police officer crying and trying to hide his face while i man from the crowd approached him to support him and gave him a hard now that was
a very emotional video indeed it was a very tough and a very difficult day for cats a lot now the polling stations are closed as the counts of their votes has begun and people here on the square are waiting for some outcome for the results as medina mentioned this sunday's vote was especially tough on the local police in catalonia at one point they had to confront the national police it was sent in to try to keep the referendum from my from taking place now this footage shows a catalan officer on the right that trying to protect protesters and calm down his visitors national colleagues for his troubles he was pushed and shoved by the spanish civil guard officers the crowd watching the scene was visibly and raged international election observer ben della mans believes that the old spanish police is anything but praiseworthy. actuations or. policeman of the spanish police have been completely scandalous i mean it's it's there was.
extreme violence against specific people that only they didn't even fold back there were just torn away torn on the floor this behavior is being really scandalous but if the prime minister is. giving so much respect to these policemen it is because they want to touch him they wanted them to do to act like they did so that's what they will do to show to humiliate people here show to spend his. electress voters. are really. very much. a little nation. and these are live pictures now coming from catalonia crowned gathered on a central square in barcelona they're hanging around waiting for the votes to be
peacekeeping when it was only about maintaining peace between states i didn't essentially symbolic value when you have militias when you have criminal groups. the symbol is not enough you need robust force. in syria government forces are clearing remaining terrorist pockets in dairies or islamic states three years siege of the eastern city was recently broken by the
army and allied forces here exclusive pictures from the western side of the euphrates river where government forces of make key gains driving out i saw the russian military has now also established a bridge that's allowing armored cars to cross the river. the remaining terrorists into a resort now surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. bank kurdish forces this week the russian miss ministry of defense said that these remaining terrorists pockets would also soon be driven out onto travel to the city to witness the fighting our correspondent goes the of of this report from the front line. food out palace once that is sort of most exclusive resort now a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has thwarted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing and you don't have saudi going on an hour from the onset coming
up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the army broke the siege and they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis's part of the city of that is sort of across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launched the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the
city entirely isis still sends fighters and alms back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called caliph it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the us backed rebels that is. not to see it all that it will be. isis has nothing left to lose according to the syrian military the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my idea and they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliphate this is the final act
the dream of an islamic state has been shattered but even in its death throes will inevitably claim more lives. from there is order syria. and another big story from this week major take firms are cooperating with u.s. authorities by handing over information apparently related to russia meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election in a statement twitter also took a swipe at this channel r.t. . looks at the latest efforts to root out alleged russian trolls. the internet is now trying its hand at hunting down even the slightest sign of moscow lurking in the shadows facebook twitter and now google are all gearing up to testify in congress on pesky russian meddling next month. twitter has released a report with the name just made to fill headlines russian interference in two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bots and misinformation now it sounds spooky but the findings are more
than a little vague twitter apparently found and shut down a grand total of two hundred one suspicious accounts that broke their spam rules and while russia is mentioned in the report those accounts aren't actually proven to have concrete links to moscow what was clearly laid out however was this channel spending on ads shockingly proving that r.t. uses social media and by as advertisements. facebook released similar findings earlier revealing four hundred seventy in authentic accounts then admitted most ads run by those accounts didn't even reference the u.s. presidential election at all so the kremlin is so sneaky that it was able to rig an election without mentioning the actual election pretty impressive facebook also said russia spent one hundred thousand dollars on those ads and other words less than one percent of how much candidates spent campaigning on facebook. while stories of how moscow sway u.s. voters with a bunch of social media ads continue to dominate the mainstream media the most
shocking social network revelation is all but ignored wiki leaks has posted an email conversation in which facebook's chief operating officer seemingly proposes helping hillary clinton's campaign head. i still want hillary rodham clinton to win badly i'm still here to help as i can i'm thrilled at the progress here louise making. looking forward to working with the first woman president of the united states. google is also accused of having close ties to the clinton camp a leaked memo written by clinton's digital strategist surfaced online. and in it he talks about eric schmidt boss of google's parent company and the work that he's done for clinton i have been kept apprised of the work being done by eric schmidt's group and others working directly and indirectly with your team on the whole i am comfortable with where we stand and confident in our roadmap to launch day and beyond but if you're waiting for these special committees and investigations to be
set up into whether facebook or google actually help the clinton camp don't hold your breath just in case but i think it's a witch i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to their very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me an ad that was a that was a pro trump ad that was paid for by the russian government i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that we're shocked that they didn't win the election but i think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world. you know right up to date about the latest news see you at the top of the hour.
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