it's. almost three hundred islamic state fighters are believed to have fled the liberated syrian city of raka the pentagon admits that only a few suspected militants were detained as they left the can you say that no license fighters leave the cities and go somewhere else and you say that they can't say with the one hundred percent certainty that. the russian parliament passes a law allowing the kremlin to classify media outlets as foreign agents it follows a similar move made against our team in the united states. and the u.k. think tank claims that volunteers attempting to help refugees cross international borders are being treated as criminals by the e.u. we hear from an aid worker who fell foul of the authorities. plan to be used to be doing so might be purely out of the human city in desire to help is that you
do. welcome to the program this is r.t. international coming to you live with me jacqueline thanks for joining us this hour it's a suspected that hundreds of islamic state fighters have been allowed to flee the liberated syrian city of raka they reportedly left in convoys as part of a deal brokered to bring an end to the fighting in the area here's how a pentagon spokesperson responded to the claims. there were four foreign fighters that were identified and were detained by the syrian democratic forces out of the rest of me out of the three thousand five hundred civilians approximately three hundred were identified and screened as potential isis fighters as we see there
were four detained but two hundred ninety six are missing now the colonel didn't go into detail when he was speaking however it is possible that they posed as civilians that's a common tactic used by the ice all fighters they tend to pose as civilians they've done this in the past now there have been reports of a convoy leaving the city and it is being reported that it's possible there could have been a large amounts of ammunition and i still fighters among that convoy now a pentagon spokesperson was actually grilled on this point here's how he responded we followed these buses as they departed if in opportunities presented themselves to conduct strikes against any potential isis fighters that were had decided to flee then we would have we would have provided strikes that did not know how to present itself and there were many civilians are reported that convoy so that did
not happen you did can you say that new isis fighters leave the cities and go somewhere else can you say that i can't say with the one hundred percent certainty that every single fighter was identified coming out of rocca so the question now is where are these i still fighters going there no longer in iraq us so where would they be heading towards while one potential place the nearest location they could flee to would be turkey and the turkish government has voiced some serious concerns about that some have let deisel terrorists leave rocker with their weapons instead of eliminating them from the cd is this your strategic tactic to come. gratian now we see the results these keep going to members will be the reason for the deaths of innocent people in every corner of the world including turkey europe and america now at this point we have the united states declaring victory in the city of raka but it's looking like quite
a few isis fighters may have potentially escaped from rocka and begin setting up shop somewhere else as the fight continues patrick henningsen from twenty first century wired dot com told us i still fighters have been helped by the u.s. led coalition on a number of occasions. i think there's a great great reason to be concerned about allowing hundreds of battle hardened and in this would be some of the most hardcore fighters of the ones the last ones to basically leave and this isn't the first time by the way but this is also isn't the first time that we have reports of. multiple reports on august twenty fourth of u.s. choppers air lifting isis commanders out of dairies or as that city was falling in isis was being routed out of there is or so there's a number of these reports we've seen over the over the months and in many cases we're seeing reports from the middle eastern press of the sort of this collusion with isis so this should get a lot more attention in the western media and this is
a really important issue actually. the russian parliament has passed russian meddling in the u.s. l.n. tended for russian embassies abroad why election back in september twentieth. the world for russian citizens who couldn't vote at home and that required some money russian officials did confirm that the cash and these transfers was spent on that but to read about this in the original boss feet article you really have to scroll down and scroll down a lot so this bit of quality investigative journalism by buzz feed or maybe not was also brought up at the duma session earlier this wednesday. one of america's most popular news websites is getting caught up in the campaign against r t the drudge report which links to hundreds of new site is under fire from the washington post for showing stories from this channel the site's accuse of
publishing links to quote russian propaganda this is how the websites boss reacted i've linked to washington post if it's one thousand times in twenty five years of doing drudge report i currently give thirty seven percent of their referral traffic he said bruce who pays news not even a thank you instead you were russian operative so this is completely out of control i mean that article in the washington post about drudge is delusional the one from buzz feed is a joke. they don't see that the it's written from the point of view that it's a given that russian television r.t. and sputnik are propaganda well i think that russian media like r.t. is simply giving the russian perspective on the news the way c.n.n. and the new york times gives an american perspective on the news and b.b.c. a british perspective of course american journalists don't think that way they think they're giving a universal truth they don't see that they are speaking from within their own national perspective so to call r.t.
propaganda and sputnik is a joke in my opinion and worse than that is to lump them both of them in sputnik in archie with info wars i mean this shows you the quality of the mind who wrote that article it's delusional because in four words is nowhere near journalism r t is a news channel and if you want to understand what's happening in the world you've got to look at the different perspectives from russia from iran from the u.s. from britain and take these all into consideration so if you call one russian television r t propaganda and to lump it in one in four words is just extraordinary and it really shows the depths of the despair i think that people who are pushing the russia gate story are getting to because it's collapsing that story. the lebanese president is accusing saudi arabia of a hostile act it concerns the lebanese prime minister who flew to the saudi capital and suddenly resigned in riyadh less than two weeks ago. nothing just defies that
hariri did not return after twelve days we consider it to be custody and detention violating the vienna convention and the convention of human rights and a hard look at how look i'm free in saudi arabia if i wanted to leave tomorrow i would leave tomorrow all lebanese people need to know that i did resign i know it's not an ordinary way of resigning but any prime minister i know that but i did it because i wanted to send them into shock positive shock so lebanese people would realize that our country is in danger from beirut journalist martin jay has the latest. it's reading more and more every day like a really bad hollywood movie scripts where nobody really knows the ending we received a statement in beirut which i could sort them out of attention that the president here michel own is losing some patience with the situation with the standoff but he suggested that he can only accept the resignation of his diary if kerry comes back to beirut and presents himself in person with that of course in mind back to sunday
where the nation here was gripped by a live television interview which mr hariri gave whereby he said to the presenter that he expected to be back in beirut in a number of days in the last year while mr hariri has been prime minister in lebanon there was a great deal of pressure and expectation on him from the saudis in particular new crown prince mohammed bin salman to redress and renegotiates the power balance in the region both in lebanon and outside lebanon critical to this deal with the haass the crux of this entire to buckler is how you come if he comes back to lebanon and most people suspects he will next few days he would have a lot more leverage on his side to negotiate a deal hezbollah. meanwhile the french president emmanuel mccrone has invited horary and his family to france according to the president's office they are expected to arrive in the coming days mistral to i spoke with crown prince mohammed
will summon the prime minister saad hariri we agreed that i would invite the prime minister his family to france for a few days is also a gesture of friendship and the willingness of fronts to contribute restoring stability in the middle. of. an anti-racist group in the u.k. has accused the european union of criminalizing people who help refugees cross borders the institute of race relations claims that governments are taking advantage of people trafficking laws to punish humanitarian efforts now one person mentioned in the documents is former u.k. soldier rob lowery he hit the headlines back in january two thousand and sixteen when french authorities charged him for trying to help a four year old girl and her father illegally cross into the u.k. he found them living in a sewer pipe at the nj notorious jungle camp in rob spoke to r.t. . years ago i went over to help in in france
in the notorious jungle and i was building shelters there. and i befriended a young afghan girl and her father and she used to help me for many weeks and you know amongst building shelters until one day i found out she had a family who lived literally two miles from myself and i decided to you know with with you know a little bit of thought of what would i decided to try and get still her family is quite obvious that you know i didn't do it for money it was quite obvious i didn't do it for you know any political gain or anything like that it was quite will be she had a purely did it out of a humanitarian. desire to help this little girl the french government the three judges in the cos so all this for what it was they viewed it as a stupid act by next soldier. that crime of compassion as it was described in the media
could have landed him five years in prison but his punishment was reduced to a one thousand euro fine here's rob again on the french authorities. i could only presume that agenda would be that if they were to stop aid workers are humanitarians going to hell then that would force refugees in the back off awesome away unless you've actually lived among refugees and heard some of the stories you can't really understand why they would want to come over you know two european shows the refugees about which i've met these. you know these are escaping you know you know real was let's look at what's happening with governments around the world at the moment let's take donald trump's america showing donald trump is trying to internalize america with itself coupled with the fact that donald trump
is completely out of his depth with any kind of knowledge of refugees around the world so if the government's think by restricting humanitarian aid workers are the volunteers our charities to help on the ground that kind of kid and sells and that kind of trying to sweep you know the issues under the under the cap is so to speak the situation is going to grow but we realize that you know something has to be done coming up in the program a european country is accusing the u.s. of interfering in their upcoming election find out who after a short break. me .
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thank you welcome back to the program the racial divide in the united states is being seized upon by a group of right wing activists they've been trolling school campuses with posters declaring it's ok to be white a move that's offending both students and teachers. an unidentified bunch of people have been plastering signs and stickers like these in neighborhoods and campuses across america claiming it's ok to be white wow one of the vice of comparing the nation is in shambles i live lake really shocked that someone like had the guts to do this because it's like we try to promote diversity so much but see in the melting pot that is america everyone is always proud of their heritage you have the african heritage studies you have the hispanic black jewish heritage months cultural appropriation movements and so on but these people who want to publicly state that there is nothing to be ashamed of being white are hiding their faces so
much for diversity harvard law school will not let that happen here we live work teach in learn together in a community that are stronger better and deeper because of our diversity we are taking this seriously and are investigating this incident this may be part of a concerted national campaign to form a racial and political tension in our school and community but who would even come up with this crazy idea the ford chair and chat room the so-called troll kingdom these guys have been responsible for spreading trends and movements whose purpose was one thing only trolling and about two weeks ago they again initiated just that they asked their followers to spread this poster with very carefully crafted guidelines such as a no way coming in contact with the left keeping a polite non-aggressive font and no vandalism among a few other pointers amazing that was in it for chan created another obvious
trolling complain with the purpose of exposing many people's sensitivities making them act a little crazy towards a flyer. put it out there publicly to say hey we're going to told these people and see how they react the media knows it but these do react anyway because they think that this act is so reprehensible well before five letters on a regular she did paper is just going to destroy the whole world meanwhile a writer for the new york times is questioning whether it's right for his children to be friends with white people here's anthony brian logan again he blames the media for exaggerating the racial conflicts in the country well i think the racial problem is overblown and often is really that many racial problems in the united states many of the problems they people think that we face are just appreciated by people in the media like the guy who wrote the article in a new york times and many others most people pretty much get along there is some separation of people but they just is basically alone cultural lines that could be
within races as well so it's not so much about this big racial division there is some racial tension but i think the media who wants to have that be the normal thing they pushy and some people unfortunately fall into a. hungry as accuse washington of trying to interfere in the country's upcoming election the hungry and foreign ministry summoned the u.s. ambassador or plans to fund local media the ministry of foreign affairs and trade some of the u.s. charges the firm asking for an explanation and told him we consider this a political intervention by the u.s. department of state's head of the elections the u.s. state department said on monday it would provide seven hundred thousand dollars for media outlets and hungary the funds will be used to train and support local journalists and what the u.s. considers to be objective reporting daniel mcadams executive director at the ron paul institute believes this is a clear case of meddling. well it is absolutely blatant political intervention the
united states is going to go to the one here in countryside it's going to prop up certain newspapers that it considers to be pro-democracy which is pro washington and this is in advance of national elections coming up next year the state department has been opposed to viktor orbán mistiness party from the very beginning and this is absolutely a politically by a politically motivated attempt to change the media in the home here in countryside and break up the popularity of the doorbell if you just governments because i would think it's hypocrisy on one part because without any evidence the u.s. accuses russia of intervening in its a turtle affairs in an election and then the u.s. blatantly overtly intervenes and interferes in hungary an election you don't go into you know prop up certain newspapers in the countryside and it just in advance of an election and call not meddling and that is if the russians were were subsidizing american media that was in favor of the russian favorite candidate the
entire america would have a panic attack they've had a panic attack with no evidence so now it's absolutely apocryphally on the part of washington. america is pulling the plug on funding a program to clear wartime munitions in cambodia the country is still littered with mines and other explosives after the u.s. bombing campaign during the war with neighboring vietnam officials in phnom penh say the move comes as a surprise and they insist washington has a moral duty to help clear the room the remnants which still have severe consequences for the population. to just decide to come to seem. so. i have no word to say about you know this is this very disappointed d'souza.
moral obligation where did drop a lot of bombs in cambodia killing many people's destroying these come boardin. how was this school roll many facility income what are. left with that during the first phase of the us drug bombs people were evacuated from this village the second time they drop small bombs the blue and white plastic covered bombs which burn all the bamboos that was the second place during the third phase when all of the people fled they drove bigger bombs such as b. fifty two. that we thought she was just born with that condition as we know now it was from those chemical weapons in the past we only drank water from the small ponds.
or even disco was not truly developed in the arm didn't for duval i had her before i didn't really get into the u.s. embassy announced that it was because of the take us then i called my. there's a people in the southern african country of zimbabwe where the military has ceased power and detained a long time president robert mugabe on wednesday there were reports of heavy gunfire and explosions being heard in the capital tanks have been stationed at a key point across harare after the military took over the state broadcaster that move has prompted speculation of a possible coup but the military says it's targeting corrupt individuals around the president this falls an intense power struggle within the country's leadership. with the crisis unfolding in zimbabwe let's take a look at who the key players are in the country first the president robert mugabe
he's ninety three years old and has been at the helm for almost forty years next his former vice president known as the crocodile he's been mugabe's right hand man since the very start his most trusted and loyal supporter and was tipped to become the successor. that was until mugabe unexpectedly sacked him earlier this month for disloyalty disrespect deceit fullness and unreliability why would mugabe do that many point the finger at his wife grace rumor has it mugabe wanted to pave the way for the fifty two year old first lady to become the next president over the years grace has been ascending the political ladder thanks to her husband back in twenty fourteen she was appointed the head of the ruling party's women's league and despite enjoying some support for her charity work she's widely known in the country as gucci grace for her extravagant shopping sprees and lavish lifestyle.
that doesn't sit well with many zimbabweans especially at a time when the country is suffering a financial crisis given mugabe's age she started openly pressing him to choose a successor stating her interest in no uncertain terms so i have said to the president you can also leave me in charge you can also give me your position given the job and that we did very well because i'm good i can do a great job but the sudden appearance of military in the streets of zimbabwe's capital could very well crush those aspirations. that's a wrap up of the news this hour but don't forget you can find the details on all of those stories and more at our website r.t. dot com and i'll be back in about thirty minutes so do stay with us.
i would see him we don't have any protection for whistleblowers at all if you do have but i. think the public sector as well as in the private sector that information would have to be can be made public and that actually puts pressure on the parliament to become more on this. and. that business in favor off the public. years ago i traveled across the united states explore those years ago i don't know that but we are not.
eleven pm in the french police quarters. station. the policeman using sydney's application are starting their shift. i guess franklin has already been working all day as a city police officer. but at night he chooses to extend his work day in the unit that uses sydney's application. my regular shift was two twenty five to eleven
o'clock pm and then i go from sort of twelve am to six and walk a long day but it's worth it in the end. that is overtime is paid for by the millionaire. before leading police officers of the task force collect their equipment. those tablets with the app. and the small electric cars. once the app is turned on they head to the french quarter. sidney torres is having dinner there with his son. but he's always connected to his from. drug dealing decatur and has been a right here. to his that people have reported the presence of a drug dealer in front of this bar. it's