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sanctions. i. have news of thousands come out onto the streets of. making a stand against police violence following the brutal crackdown of the region's independence referendum seen on sunday these are the latest pictures from the capital and capitol police saying that some three hundred thousand people attended this rally. dozens of guns are found in the hotel room house of the man who killed fifty nine
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people at their music festival in las vegas it was america's deadliest modern shooting the new debates about gun control in the u.s. . and the new u.s. ambassador to russia was sworn in at the kremlin by president putin that's the middle period of high tension between the two nations. very good evening to you my name is neil harvey this is r.t. international. three hundred thousand people have come together in barcelona against the police brutality during council only as independence vote on sunday and this is the scene in catalonia in the capital latest pictures for you where people are being gathering since tuesday morning if you wait and it's flags and quite simply they're refusing to leave. he's backing the referendum and crying the police
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violence that he held right across the region also a general strike is on the way these arms to see a chicken has more from boss. what's unraveling here in cuts lonia cannot easily be described as one of the biggest crises spain has certainly seen and a generation that stuff could possibly lead to a split apart not just this country but also exemplary throughout europe so what's happening here is certainly a great deal over process right now where much of the country where part where. the people are catholic and another demonstrates the lines that have been taking place here since the referendum october first this particular tuesday obviously lots of excitement here this particular. day to have love where we know that our regional you. organize people to come out onto the streets to
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strike lots of streets full stop the outskirts loading up the transportation and close business. up barcelona took part in this particular strike. since throughout the evening under the guise of not only people protesting the police brutality that cats mourning the same during the referendum but also the general sense of madrid when it comes to the reaction and the steps they've taken to get in the way of what has happened as attempts to get in the way of that because they're right. i was hit on the shoulder and on the leg as well it is still swollen to missed the tracks by the past several times i was pushed to the floor the guy sitting next to my stop me from you i mean the policeman was kissing my friend mr comment you know my father stopped him he was smiling but lots of questions about what's going to happen next. because obviously the council on
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people here do support i have no plans. to go anywhere but it's madrid see the suffering the most never even having taken place i was medina said the master should say that said the general strike includes transport employees refusing to work paralyzing traffic across the region buses the metro services have also been cancelled even taxi drivers have been refusing to take on passengers and some public transport to the airport has been stopped. ninety percent of voters chose to leave spain but in a bid to stop the referendum actually taking place in the first place national police raided the public stations they base of voters and fired rubber bullets into the crowd how to land fall if i just tried to prevent violence they stood in between the independent supporters and security forces and they too joined days of protest condemning the crackdown on the referendum.
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i mean while pro independence sentiment is on the rise across the european union in more than a dozen countries minorities are vowing to have their own state for example in belgium germany also in france and it is not just catalonia that held a referendum on the issue back in twenty fourteen you probably remember this scotland voted and they voted not to break away from the united kingdom this year a second referendum was proposed by the scottish government that was in the wake of bragg's it although the current tory government has ruled out the possibility of another vote later this month the italian regions of long body and then they're also holding votes on autonomy he's got to look reeve a he's the editor in chief of law. you have the nation's historical nations but you have many regions in france you have britain they are all of the south of france that that want i mean where you have mine artists who want independence you have the same in spain
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of course with the top only but also basque country and maybe all this in the future it's the same in many other countries look at scotland in the u.k. or wales for example northern ireland mean it's it's very complicated a picture in europe and all governments are afraid to enter european union and the european commission are afraid of of opening the pandora's box by supporting one of the two factions either to matric government all the. independent secrets the republicans for it's call it that way but again it's very complicated because everybody knows that in the one that there is a real majority against it so the best would be probably that europe tries to offer its services to mediate between the two parties that could be depressed for the coming months. meanwhile spanish authorities claim the vote is illegal and unconstitutional and the e.u. commission has issued a statement in which it refuses to condemn the police violence and expresses its
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trust in spain's prime minister rest assured we'll be keeping right across the developing situation any thing new comes in we'll bring it straight. for. america is now mourning the victims of the deadliest mass shooting in its history fifty nine people were killed in the massacre at a country music festival in las vegas and over five hundred more people were injured sonny melton was at the concert with his wife he was fatally shot in the back as he shilled it her from the bullets denise byrd to died in her husband tony's arms just minutes after she'd posted a photo of the two of them at the concert jessica lynch it was a single mom who leaves behind four children jenny parks was a teacher in los angeles she was also a wife and
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a mother of two and another victim niece of tonks also leaves behind three children is how events unfolded on sunday night. i. think by the words i think i i. i. i i. i i i i i i i.
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i i. i i i. i. we need to truck we just need to get people over to the hospital ok. i. i. think. the gunman was located on the thirty second floor of the mandalay bay hotel which overlooked the first of all he broke a window before unleashing a shower of bullets on to the crowd below where police stormed the room they found
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the body of the shooter it was twenty three weapons including a handgun and several rifles witnesses have been recalling the horror of the attack . whoever whoever shooting they are loaded put a new clip in a new magazine and start shooting again and there's so many people around here that are i mean they were all dropping. so they were hurt or they were injured or they were dead and we just kept running and you can just hear the rounds almost like creeping up on you. make those shots don't start you don't hear that i think being in a word alone. in just the fact of having to run over all these bodies. still you would know. i just kept thinking. we just need to get on to our gear was just really celebrating it really is very. close to.
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being rediscovered a prison they could see you could ever have is being able to live with the. sixty four year old steven particle lived in a retirement home in the father committed suicide right after the attack police say had no criminal record and no military background also according to the f.b.i. he wasn't linked to any terrorist groups despite claims made by islamic state authorities say they found twenty three weapons in his hotel room nineteen more were discovered it. also reportedly had two devices with him called stocks now these allow a shooter to legally modify a semiautomatic weapon turning it into a fully automatic one were also thousands of rounds of ammunition. and explosives were found in his car and they the shooting has reignited the debate
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over gun laws in america critics highlight the absurdity that is illegal. so we carry a toy gun that resembles a real one on the famous las vegas strip of casinos and hotels yet there are no such restrictions on carrying real firearms security analyst charles shubert says therefore impossible to prevent attacks like this one considering nevada is amazing . given that the initial acquisition of the weapons themselves is in nevada and certainly perfectly legal. needs to be kept of the amount of ammunition or weapons you're buying and since it's also perfectly legal to buy the very simple mechanisms that are required to convert those semiautomatic weapons into far more lethal fully automatic or effectively fully automatic weapons there's really very little it can be done to then stop an individual from going to a high planted point such as in his hotel room and then using the weapon and indeed
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any number of weapons in the way that he did and so i guess you're going to have metal detectors that each and every hotel to detect such weapons and even then you can have a mechanism a legal mechanism in place to prevent people actually running from arms and possessing them in this way there is nothing that can be done to stop this kind of attack taking place the fact is america has a firearms problem. with the las vegas attacks at a grim record after america's previous deadly shooting at a florida nightclub last year.
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syrian army finds to push out remaining islamic state fighters from the city of terrorists or hundreds of terrorists have been eliminated in the last forty eight hours that's according to russia's defense ministry correspondent right because the it has the latest from the ground in syria. the russian air force operating along the west bank of the euphrates river has over the last forty eight hours killed three hundred four isis jihad ists confirmed kills injuring one hundred seventy more i'm almost killed was seven field commanders the varying seniority and momentum of kazakstan the national who was responsible for coordinating isis attack squads in debtor's or province other targets struck include eight tanks as well as a number of artillery pieces pick up trucks commanded control bunkers ammo dumps various isis infrastructure that has allowed them to resist the syrian military as
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it has advanced in data sort of province but isis is retreating the syrian army along with russian airstrikes is making progress but albeit the slow pace isis resistance is furious at the places it is retreating from such as there is sort of city slowly coming back to life but as i reported earlier the scars left behind will take years to heal in there is order you'll find little and mocked by war every crater has its own tragic story and i think it exploded right here a neighbor was sitting here holding his two year old nephew another man was there and my son isa was right here trapped no hit him in the back in the waist and the legs a piece wanted his lungs he still suffers pain from it. isa has now survived
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isis shells twice he well remembers his last brush with death and how his sister found him. i said judy judy my back hurts but she said only my legs were hit when they picked me up they so blood flowing down my back mice. used to started screaming and hitting herself the first time he was nearly killed by an isis shell he was just ten months old then shrapnel peppered the baby isa slicing off a toe in all he has eleven scars and a lump of jagged metal in his lungs that could still eventually kill him but at least he made it the other two year old boy at the scene wasn't so lucky hell lost it for three years it left a mark on everyone. the word tragedy does not begin
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to describe what happened in there is or any door you knock on any family you talk to tell you of their loss and their suffering truly the one thing that unites this city is that everyone has a horrific story there was no place in daters or where the population could find sanctuary there is no place that the battle left untouched dust craters bullet holes and devastation everywhere entire districts of the city are in ruins entire generations traumatized entire generations lost. during the battle with isis i was shot just above my jaw the bullet is still there my left eye was destroyed and i have ten percent vision in my right eye. the reality of war i delves to brothers were also in the army defending dead as order
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they were literally protecting their family against isis he is the only one left alive these families loss is neither unique nor the worst of the. want to lose one or three sons many families give more than me in my office there was a man who lost five sons and a daughter this is war and war is consumed and destroys everything. for many the worst is over the breaking of the siege of daters or heralded a new beginning yet for others in the areas still being liberated it's just the start psychological scars left behind will take decades to heal more i guess the team from dinners or syria.
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new u.s. ambassador to russia jon huntsman has been sworn in at the kremlin by president putin takes a closer look at the man he's been tasked with improving tense by lateral ties. and you are a chance for a fresh start in relations something both countries have been hoping for for quite a while jon huntsman is the man with the task of helping to repair a strained relationship a former governor presidential hopeful and the youngest u.s. ambassador in a century make for a pretty impressive c.v. some say his thing to a u.s. envoy in china is a good experience for his move to moscow and spent time in beijing culminated in controversy when he was spotted at protests labeled the jasmine revolution at the u.s. embassy claimed he was there accidentally but chinese authorities were so roiled they even temporarily blocked his name on internet searches in the country and the new man in moscow is certainly not one to mince his words here is no question.
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underlined no question. that the russian government interfered in the us election last year and moscow continues to meddle in the democratic processes of our friends and allies of that committee nomination hearing he pledged to meet dissidents and end human rights abuses no softly softly approach there but apparently something he was fond of doing during his beijing stint the best thing to do invite a few dissidents who are seeking freedom and want to expand democracy in china to the united states embassy the kind of thing that i used to do in any case his ties to russia go back further than just this week huntsman a corporation a chemical manufacturing company founded by jon huntsman sr has been in russia since the nine hundred ninety s. they still maintain multiple sites with the now traveling to the country previously in that capacity and years later he's back with a nod of approval from the u.s. president even though his relations with donald trump haven't always been warm just
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to say the least or jon huntsman now has one of the toughest diplomatic gigs of recent times just how he handles it may well help to shape u.s. russian relations in coming months and years. football's governing body pfieffer has fined the german football federation after its fans made nancy chance at a qualifying match for next year's world cup here in russia incident happened in prague on the first of september to germany's two one victory over the czech republic and features issue defined of more than thirty thousand u.s. dollars for the german team's fans behavior the so-called fans as they were later referred to by the german manager chanted nazi slurs before the game during the minute's silence that was to commemorate the anniversary of the nazi invasion of. the studio now by alan moore who's a sports columnist and host of capital sports on moscow's capital firm so you have
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heard of me have been driving around in the capital. talking about sport which indeed i have a good speech on that i still find of thirty thousand dollars or so that would say to me favor doesn't really care about this because let's be honest i barely buys a pair of new boots for some of the modern football is what would you say about the stance they've taken here i mean they have to start somewhere take a second offense you know get a lot more in this recent list of countries that i've been following that includes you are glory for their fans insulting chants includes ukraine iran mexico brazil home greece well they have to start somewhere it is a good start for what the german fans did and had to behave it could have been a lot more day could have had fans banned from the next game so it's just a slap on the wrist but you think it's only because it's affectively first offense yeah i think that dave dave taken a stronger stance in general you a ferrari doing this before fifi you know they have to start somewhere it still is
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very it's as you said it's not even a week's wages for some of the players the german head coach obviously see things very differently he said it was a disgrace their behavior that's but more like it is now i mean let's be honest they were doing some horrific things in a minute silence yes i mean look i think is has to be when the fans the fans behave like this for misbehavior this the coaches the players as ward have to act and the german players didn't go over and salute the traveling fons and the coach was very very scathing of their behavior this is that this is something that everyone should follow this is a proper code of conduct for players and coaches your fans and be supportive team supportive team but don't behave like this because this destroys the the image of the country as well as the morale of the players and coaches so of course the world cup coming up very shortly here in russia presumably feet that will be doing a lot to monitor the behavior of the fans because they don't want base and they
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don't want the world media reporting. things like this i think is the reporting that i think will shame them more and more i mean already of course as we know they put it in the. player he's the inspector to convert racism or discrimination in russia you know russia in that sense has been picked on however he's preparing the ground here sort of the home fans will you know really be the standard of how fun should behave so fief will be more of a very very close they have plans in motion. who is their kind of commissioner for these problems he's already sitting down plans to make sure that fans behave correctly so yet the plans are in place and i think to be very strictly enforced as well and just in general about preparations for the for the world cup and said that basically the major obstacles have been overcome what do you think still needs to be done between now and kickoff or i mean this quite
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a bit of infrastructure. that that to be going up until not the last minute but that's just a normal day to get a quality world cup you need to work as a point to last moment and to work that out to be all in place i think things that need to be drawn which we've. discussed on the other issue is the behavior of the home fans to kind of engage them not misbehave with behavior to engage them to get them to come to stadiums i think to be ticketing and follow the issues that will need to be sorted out but that's more fee for roger than russia in russia i think the hospitality sector would be boosting themselves up a little bit i mean to have the world skills competition training students and had to how to better prepare to host guests and so on so dot dot dot we're really improves not to be continuing on there the main thing is just a kind of little polishing it up you know power from the infrastructure ok many
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thanks for joining us on the chilly into the capital sports on capital f.m. to keep up to date thank you reshape it thank you. now r.t. is presenting it's out of this world space walk three sixty project this is the first ever virtual reality video from outer space check this out. correspondent jacqueline vega was at the presentation and shared their experience with us. right now i'm in the museum of kuzma in moscow and i am surrounded by a lot of really excited people because the first ever panoramic video shot in open
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space has just been shown here tonight and now of course that means that we mere mortals here on earth have a chance to understand what it's like to walk outside in space while float in space i guess i should say and look around now of course so far all we've seen is the video just on a normal television screen and to get the full experience you really have to put on these special goggles everyone climbing up right now to take their turn and of course i've got someone holding my spot so that i can get a chance to look at that as well because everyone says that it's just amazing and of course the most one of the most a quarter exciting points of the evening was an interview with a number of astronauts who are on the international space station right now as we speak it was amazing to hear their thoughts and just asked a bunch of questions about what it's like to be up there but they also of course commented on the three sixty project which they took part in the filming of which i'm really happy that it was all over the first ones to try this technology in outer space i'm also really excited to see it because i've been out space numerous
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times but no idea how it looks and vote your reality but i know for sure that if you can make experience i think everyone would want to share the astronaut of course went on to say that he was of course excited to see it and very happy that everyone here on earth is going to get at least a taste of what it's like for them up on the international space station and tonight's event actually coincides with the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of sputnik one which i think you can see over my. boulder here is a model of that satellite that was the first ever artificial satellite to orbit around earth three sixty project actually isn't something new for r.t.a. it started back in november of last year and it's been in collaboration with the russian space agency brust cosmos and the leading spacecraft producer and the idea which of course in russian means and and you can find all these videos at r.t. dot com and it's not just videos of space there's videos of protests and concerts lots of really interesting.

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