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this hour's headlines stories with islamic state essentially driven out of syria the leaders of iran turkey and russia move to help the remaining scientists and bring an end to this six year old war they're. welcome to the program our top story this hour the prospect of peace could be edging closer for serbia the syrian army in cooperation with the russian military continues to liberate villages pushing islamic state further towards the iraqi border meanwhile the leadership of russia iran and turkey have been taking the initiative to bring the remaining parties in the conflict to the negotiating table with now largely out of the picture. has been following the talks in russia's black sea resort of sochi. with syria becoming
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almost completely terrorist free or eyesore free i should say we were all curious what is said when the key regional players the leaders of turkey and iran type word on a house on ronnie arrive and saw all three leaders looked quite determined and when the camera men were asked to press their off buttons and leave the room we heard the leaders confirm their assessment the syrian conflict has entered a new stage the era of active fighting is over and time has come for a new settlement opportunities much that we. do not scale military actions against terrorist groups in syria are coming to an end i'd like to note that thanks to the efforts of russia iran and turkey we have managed to prevent the dissolution of syria and stop it from being captured by international terrorists but it will and
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avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. if you launch our joint efforts over the last eleven months of how to prepare the ground for a political settlement of the syrian crisis has been our meeting today symbolizes the start of a new stage in this process. the trilateral meeting today has not missed importance is the final stage including in and to the bloodshed in syria we have achieved success thanks to the union of grand turkey and russia so after roughly one and a half hours of talks all along with the foreign ministers and the heads of militaries when the three presidents came out to say a few words to the journalist we finally heard about the number one decision for the new stage the creation of the syrian national dialogue congress it will be an unprecedented platform for inclusive of all syria talks and all kinds of political ethnic religious groups are expected. to be involved it is going to
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convene here and sought she but the date and the specific list of participants hasn't been decided just yet the leaders say that it should pave the way for a new constitution in syria and new elections and it all looks good on paper i can tell you that ankara tehran and moscow are really genuinely looking forward for the plan to work on the ground on monday we heard the president of syria bashar assad telling vladimir putin that he is ready for new rounds of dialogue reforms and the new elections that i mentioned mr putin tried to convey this message to the leaders of iran and turkey and when it comes to the syrian opposition they are always in close contact with anchor up so the hope is definitely there well on list on politics professor side mohammad marandi told us the idea of
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a syrian national congress would be a positive move but questions over how it would function still need to be answered . the very fact that for the first time. this process is being moved forward largely without the united states and if our lives i think is one reason why it has achieved so much. as well as the current talks in sochi have. pushed the far the process a great deal for the forest things have shifted and change of enormously on the ground and hopefully these talks will help pave the way for. the conflict to come to an end but i think that it looks good on paper but i'm sure it's going to be very consular catered in the weeks and months ahead but one of the difficulties is what about those groups that align themselves and continue to be allies of al qaeda world the united states pull out of syria the americans have
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occupied significant portions of syria without the permission of the syrian government this is a violation of sovereignty there's a lot to do and it's not clear that the americans and their allies are going to help this process move forward or whether they are going to improve and impeded. the political crisis in lebanon has taken an unexpected twist now after the country's prime minister put his surprise decision to quit on hold we are now you know hard to look i now and my resignation from the post of prime minister i discussed my resignation with the president of the republic he wants me to wait before submitting it to put it on hold and to allow for more consultations into the reasons behind it i complied. well after harry announced his resignation in saudi arabia he took a small detour before returning home to lebanon visiting leaders in france egypt
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and in cyprus as well here's a quick look back at the un certain period for lebanon and its p m. saudia prime ministers are now really was forced the resignation was not his desire nor decision alone.
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and i had the i am here in the kingdom of heaven as a free man. when it comes to the saudis meddling i'm sure it will continue and it's not only riyadh's interference into lebanese affairs many other countries are doing it too i'm sure you know he wants to help his country or not i think that the way saudi arabia treated him yes very wrong sociology professor saeed sadik explained to us how lebanon has become ground zero for a political standoff in the region. there are two alliances emerging in saudi arabia some gulf states. pushing a game is iran again. on the other hand you have syria. person not the prime minister and hezbollah again is this alliance and so you have this polarization the saudis feel that one way. or the mind the power
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of. hezbollah is to create a political crisis in this way you will be able to create havoc a storm inside the lebanese political system to clash with hezbollah or at least neutralize it for not intervening in syria again or doing anything and in this way you will be cutting the hand of iran. google has confirmed that it's been collecting location data from phones even when users have the stable location services actually removed the sim card the practice was discovered by the news web site quartz google insists it neither stored nor use the information but has agreed to stop killer blow up and explains how the tracking works. now your cell phone will often ask you annoying questions like would you like to share your geo location data well if you answer the question no you would assume that your geo
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data is safe well it turns out you're wrong cell phones operating on android are sharing information with google even if you take the sim card out the android phone will start gathering the addresses in any new year by cell phone towers i'm standing not far from one right now. eventually what you need is a few pieces of information you need the unique identity of the phone itself which every phone has and in this case they're using cell tower locations and so if you have a single cell tower then that will only tell you something about a radius around which the phone is somewhere but if you have what say three cell towers that all have different distance locations then you can try and get late pretty coldly to where the actual phone is so you're only referring to the
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phone's identity and the fact that it is on the a telephone network so what it's doing is it's pinging cell towers nearby and by the way all phones do that google admits that they've been keeping track of mobile phone i.d.'s and their location for over a year now but they insist their intentions are good. in january of this year we began looking into using cell i.d. codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance as message delivery google claims that it hasn't done anything particular with this data and now is going to turn it off. i don't find out entirely credible because some engineer or group of engineers had to spend time getting together this capability and they had to do it for a reason because someone told them to do it now google assures us that we have nothing to worry about that they never store or share our data with anyone well
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we've heard that song and dance before. does the n.s.a. collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir. it does not. not wittingly. the technology really is moving faster than the regulatory apparatus so there's not any easy way to suddenly come up with new rules that will take care of these things most would not try and. the their political bodies aren't technologically savvy. so i can value so they don't even really understand what this stock is doing so google says that android fans will stop tracking the locations of users without their consent by the end of november that sounds like good neuros unlike the fact that they have been doing it without consent for many months. r.t. washington d.c. . now we're told to do what you want in the privacy of your own home and i don't
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think anyone would disagree with that but propagandizing this kind of thing to children. in nature is binary nature creates male and female there are born this is just something that's far too much too young is going to confuse people it is part of the natural spectrum of life for all and what species human and non-human it's about training and prejudice you know children science that we need to be making sure that you they suffer teasing namecalling threats and bullying and that is truly shameful that is not good for the child welfare so what we have to do is to create an atmosphere in understanding where it's ok to be different in britain it's in the last two years it's grown sixfold the number of children who have this gender confusion and it's because they're being exposed to these materials if they weren't they would just happily go on their own way being boys and girls yes there are differences in people who are boys and differences in
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girls in their temperaments and their behavior in their likes and dislikes but that doesn't mean that they're going to be transgender it doesn't mean the whole idea of separating sex from gender is a new social construct. more global news right after this it's. what politicians do do something to. put themselves on the line. to get accepted or
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rejected. so when you want to be president or injury. or somehow want to be rich. what's it like to be prosperous like the before school three in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the laws of my. first six. you're back with our hundreds of students have been protesting in central park against educational reforms being proposed by president police were forced to step in the pointing a gas to disperse the crowds. the
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university and secondary school students shouted slogans and threw eggs at officers protesters plan the march in opposition against higher education reforms that will change university admission rules no injuries were reported after. the collapse of call the talks has plunged germany into its worst political quagmire in years now the leader of the free democratic party whose walk to rail the negotiations has ruled out resuming talks once again christian laettner blames partner parties of betraying their principles to secure power. the threat is don't take it personally when conservatives enter into force compromises with socialist and don't stay true to their core beliefs and from the party secretary general who sees there is a chance of further talks but only if christian democrats and the greens change
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their stance now those three parties one of form what's described as a jamaica coalition based on their locals colors and it was seen as angle a merkel's only viable chance to form a majority government now though germany's in limbo awaiting either a minority government or another election here's how a former german ambassador to russia describes the impasse. this is a situation which we didn't have so far any time in post-war german history we always had a stable government and now we have to look that is the parties to which have been newly elected to the wooden stock of federal parliament in september they have somehow to sit down and hammer out a new government and that can only be a coalition government because there is no party which has an absolute majority.
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with the greens alone she couldn't do it and this is why it was a triangular negotiation period with liberals in addition to that but as a matter of fact this has found it so now when has to look out for a new possibility and there are very serious discussions now going on in the social democratic party and they really now instead of ritually immediately after the election result came out that they were not willing to continue in government but they wanted to go deep into opposition now they're a strong voices within the social democratic party that they should reconsider and that is the option of the grand coalition is not off the table. presently the game is open to for every new way of negotiations between the christian democrats and the social democrats as i am convinced that in the end no
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talks between the social democrats and. party will at least be started what will come out of it one cannot say yet. from hollywood to westminster the flood of sexual assault allegations is seeing more and more victims feel they can finally speak out about widespread abuse but there are still big hurdles in the battle to be believed a similar account explains. defending women's rights is surely a noble cause and those who defend them are upheld as moral eakins yet recently some of these defenders have fallen from grace lena dunham a feminist icon is now being vilified as a hypocrite she's repeatedly argued that we should unconditionally believe women alleging harassment but when accusations were leveled against her co-author and friend she changed her tune while the first instinct is to listen to every woman's story in this accusation is one of the three percent of assault cases that are
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misreported every year following a public backlash down of apologized but the damage had already been done someone else with a now damaged reputation is the los angeles attorney lisa bloom who made a name for herself advocating for women's rights but that didn't stop her from representing harvey weinstein when the storm of sexual harassment allegations broke i thought i had a chance to make a difference here on the other side he wanted to be respectful to women and he still wants to be respectful for two women bloom left weinstein in october amid widespread outrage saying it had been a colossal mistake and then there's new york times reporter glenn thrush a self-proclaimed advocate for female journalists when harassment claims were leveled against prominent political journalist mark thrush was vocal in his condemnation young people who come into a news room deserve to be taught our trade given our support and enlisted in our calling not betrayed by little men who believe they are bigger than the mission but
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now it turns out threshed himself stands accused of sexual misconduct so it seems that the higher your professed standards in public life are the further you risk falling in private all these celebrities are going to say what makes them popular and what makes us more progressive by in private and in their own life when their brothers get involved they're going to be like every other person on the ground here who realizes he wants matters in her case she said things women lie about their watch things women don't why of oh wait i'm not and suddenly why. if someone close to you they are accused of rape suddenly all that brahmanism crap goes out the window every single perfect admin is to use the. perfect progressive for saying you know what there is no fear all these people are hypocrites. telecom giants in the us are set for a major victory if washington goes ahead with its plan to repeal so-called net neutrality routes and that is likely to have a direct impact on internet speeds in the united states well here's how it works
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currently internet providers have to give equal access to all online content so that it all loads at the same speed not if net neutrality is scrapped the us federal communications commission will allow the telecom firms to prioritize connections to some companies more than others the f.c.c. chairman argues that the rules in place now are preventing trillions of dollars being invested into web services by the private sector but the die inside for consumers is that it will mean some web sites and streaming services will work much faster than others and sensually creating a digital slow lane for firms who can't afford to pay to get their speeds boosted we discussed the potential impact with political activist george barda. under the current rules in the u.s. . internet access is framed as a public utility and i think most people given the huge significance of information
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travelling on the internet to you know most live to more than lives it is very very important that the available to everybody freely you know just as much as access to energy to heat homes etc this is very much a crucial part of modern life what this means in practice of course is if this moves ahead if you go to a web site there isn't favored that can't pay the huge fees to get faster access to the internet and then anyone who goes to a site and wants to watch a two minute video could end up sitting there for fifteen minutes and it's buffering and so they give up ascension they move to another site that has paid the huge things so this does have enormous implications i think for the integrity of the political conversation going forward the world bank very limited seriously send us an e-mail i says was it to buy americans by the israelis unfortunately by financial support of some. bits royal
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contrie. for making unsafe you. when i was still seemed wrong. but i. just don't. i mean you get to shape out just being kind to educate and in detroit equals betrayal. when something you find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground . greetings and salutations. life is a struggle
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a constant struggle from the lowliest of service to the highest of kings we will all face struggle struggle for shelter food dignity and respect the struggle for wealth power fame and legacy whether your shoes are old and tattered or brand new leather there will always be struggle but there is beauty in that struggle the city of baltimore is a city built on that struggle from the economic book book cooking and city hall to the shadow economy street justice that half the city lives under the struggle is won't woven into the very fabric of the city it's between every rowhouse on every street corner and on every dock in the harbor and recent history we've seen the struggles the struggles of baltimore blazoned across our news feeds and newspapers with the killing of freddy grey in the black lives matter protests that followed baltimore struggles represents a nation struggles with classism racism and a broken justice system but even in baltimore there is and always has been beauty
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and three examples of baltimore's beauty in the struggle is found in the lives and work of de watkins aaron may have been and can do an infidel a writer a painter and a poet all born from streets that brought many asunder today hawk watchers we.

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