president putin confirms an explosion at a supermarket in st petersburg was an act of terrorism the identity of the attacker is still unknown. history museum families in iraq who were previously held as slaves by islamic state. i was pregnant but i was so terrified that i lost my child my husband and my family were captured i was left alone with my mother so we took the boys and i decided it was better to die. and facebook reveals it has a unit that helps politicians win campaigns claiming it played a major role in the scottish national party's landslide victory in twenty fifteen.
you want to see international live from moscow studio with me in a day or two to welcome to the program the russian president vladimir putin has said an explosion that ripped through a supermarket in st petersburg on wednesday was a terrorist attack fourteen people were injured in the blast. but you will get yesterday there was a terror attack in some petersburg and just recently security services prevented another terror attempt. these are images from inside the shop where the bomb went off most of the counters and shelves were destroyed we spoke to several eyewitnesses. of. the blast happened as my mother was painted that still i was totally disorientated a part of the ceiling was hanging above me. i started to look for my mom coat caught fire. to go in i couldn't see anything everything was
black i couldn't understand where i was then i close my eyes and opened them again and there was my son close to me. supermarket security cameras filming this man entering the building and leaving his backpack in a locker where the bomb detonated he's believed to be the perpetrator artie's a are trying to travel to the scene as soon as the place left of the cordon. there's still blood on the stairs outside the supermarket but if we walk further down here you can see through the window the damage and side obviously nobody is being let through the doors but right now we can say that the people that were wounded during the wednesday blast inside the supermarket can be almost one hundred percent certain that they were caught up and survived a terrorist attack the investigators that are still work in right there they're
walking in and out every now and then still haven't completely ruled out any version of events but the metal balls that the improvised explosive device was stuffed with point at the worse case scenario in st petersburg six people are still being treated at a hospital they got trapped not once but the person who physically put the bomb inside that storage locker still hasn't been caught when addressing security bosses vladimir putin told them not to hesitate when dealing with terrorist suspects you know because instructed by the federal security service to act within the law when dealing with these thugs but if the look. is in danger they must dishonestly take prisoners they must destroy these thugs on this book besides that the russian president called russia's military operation in syria a preemptive move against terrorism at home according to mr putin the threat
of terrorist attacks could have been much worse if russia hadn't intervened than otherwise he warned of thousands of trained and tacker infiltrating russia we remember of course that the previous major terrorist blast happened in the metro train in this very city and that is especially alarming given that russia is in the peak of the whole. season security is heightened all across the country and it is definitely being felt here in st petersburg and everyone is really waiting for the suspect to be found and arrested. families in syria and iraq are attempting to rebuild their lives following the fall of the islamic state the kurdish speaking is eating minority in northern iraq has been among the worst hit thousands of people were killed and thousands more were kidnapped and enslaved by the terrorists only half of them have escaped or been returned those that did come
back were at the mercy of people smugglers that charge vast amounts while other families paid ransoms directly to ice or terrorists who increasingly relied on that income as other sources of funding are collapsed artie's senior correspondent spoke with a woman held by held hostage by the militants and a mother forced to buy back her daughter from islamic state. it takes the great bravery great desperation to act in the chaos of battle when the jet ski. salmiya acted in a manner of either they had locked the door but i broke the window and got out that way i run for a day and a night where did you run from. there is order a local family who are not with i still took me in they hid me they told me where the kurdish forces were salmiya and her family were captured by isis back in two
thousand and fourteen she escaped barely two weeks ago in your monologue and i was pregnant but i was so terrified that i lost my child my husband and my family were captured i was left alone with my mother so i took poison i decided it was better to die when they caught me i thought that since my family my husband and my house were gone it would be better to die she was a slave made to work in factories do menial work beaten for any offense and then. the men would offer us as gifts in the evenings they would get together and trade the women and have their fun with us. she now lives with her mother near the hook northern iraq home to many displaced easy vs and returned ones far from rape beatings and humiliation but there's no escape
from the memories this photo was taken in two thousand and fifteen the rains ease another happy family from north west the rock all of them but the mother were killed or captured as they fled from isis all but to a dead or missing as. it was indescribable for me laugh turned into endless suffering tears and hunger i couldn't do anything but cry. for years she lived in pain in torment it was a freak phone call the changed her life someone had recognized her daughter by the telephone had someone contacted my relatives and told them that they had found a photo of a girl on facebook they asked if it was my child and they recognised her star was in turkey but said he would deliver her to baghdad we paid over ten thousand dollars. seems happy if
a little hyperactive and boisterous and impatient and then tiredly adorable try as we might we couldn't get her to talk though her mother says that she has trouble getting her to be quiet she was five when she was taken by isis nine when she was returned. as. she didn't recognise me at first and i cried a lot about that later she told me that she was upset that i was crying the whole time. they both saved each other their reunion ones like it give hope to thousands of people hope that one day they'll be able to get their missing families and loved ones back before it's too late or i guess the tea from the hook iraq according to kurdish officials over six thousand in cities were abducted by eisel in twenty fourteen alone with around half of them still
missing we also number of humanitarian organizations for comment here's what they use it a humanitarian group and also human rights watch told us about the situation. but this community have been suffering having suffered so much throughout this genocide three years have passed the community still worsley displaced in the refugee comes the woman who brought back to come from captivity. not taken care of and those who are still in captivity are still there and there has been all and political whatsoever to look into the years to deploy it to what we feel that this is still ongoing and the international community hasn't done much to repeal this genocide in the process of the battles against isis of course thousands of civilians were killed and among them surely also you see the huge is that we're being held prisoners by isis but what you have not seen is any serious effort by the grid
or baghdad government to ensure that the victim get their day in court and get justice for what has been done to them. the un refugee agency has confirmed the number of syrian refugees in lebanon has dropped below one million for the first time since twenty fourteen more than five million people fled the syrian war with many finding refuge in neighboring lebanon the country along with turkey and jordan have taken in the majority of syria's refugees the recent drop in migrant numbers in lebanon comes after significant victories in the fight against islamic state.
lisa abu khaled from the un refugee agency says the vast majority of syrians living in lebanon dream of returning home it's the first time in since april two thousand and fourteen that the number drops below one million interest thousand and seventeen un h.c.r. estimates that the few thousands of syrian refugees from lebanon have returned to syria we know that most syrian refugees in lebanon the vast majority want to return to syria when conditions become safe for them to return in safety and dignity. of refugees and express when the situation calms down even more and becomes more
stable in syria a lot of the development support that is going to other countries in the region will also be directed back to syria in order for the international community to support in the rebuilding of this country which would also help or support refugees who are returning. now to leeds england in syria and iraq islamic state terrorist seem to be ramping up their activities in afghanistan the group now says it was behind a multiple suicide blast in the afghan capital kabul this thursday which killed at least forty one people and injured eighty four local journalist a muslim shows such reports the toll is rising from. forty two forty one deaths on also eighty four injured and recent attack into doubt i can call moments ago the president get his spokesperson and the ministry of well the spokespersons hailed a press conference and told about the rising of the tolls and the credit situation of some people in this attack this is that is coming after the deadly attack on the
shia mosque two to shown the new phase of attacks on kabul against a shia minority is going to increase the reason attacks or so-called islamic a city or die as this has a history off in the last year this specially when we see these kind of attacks which was some on in the north of the kabul in twenty six off our oktober adapted to any of august before dad was to did the attacks on the shia minorities and inside of the country and less attack which so-called to some extent clinton sponsibility you talked about the curator of fatah immune which called against islamic instead and middle east especially and iraq and syria this costs that the afghan people especially nowadays especially today and afghan people especially in social media are going very angry against the afghan government and facebook has admitted to helping set and politicians to win campaigns that story animal still to
happy with the new situation than they are with. welcome back to the program and israeli court has just decided to keep a sixteen year old palestinian girl and two more of her relatives in custody for another week perspiring its final ruling i had a tummy me attacked israeli soldiers in the west bank in front of our house after her teenage cousin was shot by a rubber bullet there an hour earlier the trial has sparked a fresh wave of protests against israel in the city of ramallah police responded by firing stun grenades a video of the incident involving a had tommy was has gone viral with some hailing it a symbol of palestinian resistance. then.
the video shows her head and her cousin kicking and shoving i.d.f. soldiers and her mother then joins in and as you can see the two soldiers do not respond all three women are currently in custody an israeli rubber bullet hit to mimi's fourteen year old cousin mohammad in the face during protest against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel ahead father. who's also an anti israel activist says his daughter feels she had no choice but to take action if you look as of. what. you believe that we must give all the thought she need to be. in. the commercials with me. this is what she believes.
for that we. saw her when she saw. the. more the more. we requested a comment from the israeli defense forces on the girls' case the i.d.f. says the court is investigating not just her suspected assault on a soldier but also ahead alleged participation in throwing rocks the girl's twitter account has also been deleted though it's unclear whether head herself is behind the move former i.d.f. soldier. says the israeli presence in palestinian areas is on a military level. what happened last week in the video that's gone viral with her slapping and pushing two soldiers. is not part of a protest it went much more viral once they showed up. later on a few days later early in the morning and arrested her a sixteen year old girl for pushing somebody who was without any sort of
authorization standing on her property image of a fearless. young woman she's sixteen standing up to fully armed soldiers and the soldiers if you notice they come into these villages and i did when i served in the i.d.f. as well fully armed for battle the heavy military presence in palestinian communities is thirty years old the amount of force is overwhelming these soldiers are only partially trained for doing what are essentially police duties but you notice they are in full battle dress they don't look like police men i don't think that the i.d.f. sees itself as in a precarious position. facebook claims it held the scottish national party when a landslide victory in scotland during the general election in twenty fifteen the social media giant created a special unit to help politicians connect with
a wider audience. has the details when it all started facebook was fun and innocent was a place to share your holiday snaps and keep up with friends but then it got political facebook is even boasting about the fact that it helped the scottish national party to win sweeping victories in the u.k. general elections of two thousand and fifteen campaign is across the political spectrum now recognize the using facebook and facebook parents in particular made it to months real difference to the final election results at this point little did we know but facebook has a government and politics team that helps you in victories for its clients right now the director of the team is katie harben a former republican party digital strategist and apparently she's quite good at her job. the philippine president rodrigo did tard today took office after a strong campaign that included social media including facebook with the hash tag the leader i want. the trump campaign's digital director also says that
facebook helped them to win the race so facebook now lets you get to places we took opportunities and i think the other side did their stuff a bit inside our office what we're doing inside the building teachers so use a platform. germany's rising anti immigration party the a f d actually had meetings with the facebook team which was happy to offer them electoral advice doesn't this all sound a lot like election meddling you know that things supposedly done by evil russians who purchased ads and american lines i don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy that's not what we stand for so facebook is just completely square and bipartisan and that's why it has a special team that helps politicians to win elections that makes sense right i think social media the people that run it are very biased according to their own political beliefs and i think that that's very very dangerous and it's
a shame and that's why i the advocates for a long time that concern because usually conservatives in this country are the victims of it i think conservatives in the united states should certainly think of forming and starting their own version of facebook and their own version of google and their own version of twitter and i don't understand facebook's kind of a verse of political machine that i don't think most people are aware of and i think most people who when they become aware of it like me would be kind of concerned about it. japan is building up its military to counter the threat from north korea the government has decided to convert a warship into an craft carrier it will be capable of hosting a thirty five chance which japan recently bought from the us this will be the first such vessel owned by japan since world war two earlier this month the japanese defense ministry announced it was considering acquiring missiles capable of
striking north korea. the missiles will have a range of five hundred kilometers japan has also launched a study to determine if its fighter jets a capable of carrying missiles with a range of nine hundred kilometers the country's law prohibits japan from harming any of these missiles and the move has been have he criticized by china. you know usually. they're usually historical reasons each move the band makes in military security draws a great concern from its asian the brits and the international community who have noticed the related reports in which some people think such moves might violate article nine of the japanese constitution. article nine which the chinese foreign ministry referred to is the clause in japan's constitution that prohibits the country far from having any means that can be used for offensive warfare ages specialist suspects japan's real reason for wanting an aircraft carrier is the perceived threat from china. north korea's main threat is against the united states
. japan not attacking the north koreans why should a lot of korean attack japan that's the first point secondly the threat is nuclear . power or hydrogen bomb and also the intercontinental missile delivery systems well these kinds of threats cannot be resolved by developing aircraft carriers so that's the firstborn as far as the threat from north korea is concerned as for the threat from china the center on the disputed islands in the tire or the cargo islands but then of course japan developing is. perceived to be guarding the this island this of course would. pose a risk of escalation because according to china. the trial of the world so i think that's
a recipe for as collation. italy has been bearing the brunt of the migrant crisis in europe over the past two years with its crossing from libya on an almost daily basis but the number of arrivals is finally starting to fall and that's partly down to a man who's been dubbed the minister of fear. only when i reassured them that i was from calabria a region with deals and alliances a suit with blood that they finally agreed to sign.
monitors bush shocked by what they witnessed thousands of a massey aided and traumatize men women and children piled on top of each other locked up behind is with no access to the most basic necessities and stripped of the human dignity at m.s.f. was substantially criticised the externalization of the libyan problem and the consequent agreements struck by minutes from february onward. so that's a roundup of the news for now i'll be back at the top of the hour with more so to stay with us. in some american cities the police have built themselves quite a reputation people who walk on the streets of the united states are at risk from
the very people who are supposed to protect that were able are no more afraid of the police than of the criminals. who can see something happening and this is like i don't want to call the cops let that happen rather than call the cops and those young black men lose their lives. facing the meat with their fingers on the trigger you never know better safe than sorry i don't know that someone else is going to pull a gun out so get unfortunately around and around here we end up playing our guns on the death toll from such preclusion this place to bill clinton. this is the last edition of cross talk for the year and we're doing something different we have three questions from you our viewers.
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welcome to a special edition of the alex salmond show from here in the estimate of edinburgh castle there is no better place on the planet to celebrate new year's eve hogmanay as we call it in scotland than here in scotland's capital city and we've got a bumper show fest of show laid out for you today we've got julie molly the most successful tennis coach in history who got jealous bargains scotland's most famous portrait painter desk clark a man who does the donald even better of than the donald himself as we could be looking at a presentational general barnes's paintings but first let's turn to my favorite
part of the show your tweet some e-mail some messages let's do it quickly because although scotland's national dress is great it can be a wee bit chilly around the knees one of the great new year traditions around the world is a new year resolution a new centers and quite a few david jones says to be a better person next year than i was this year so in the vase david thomas eighty says i hope i can avoid the temptation to work for family unscrupulous organizations who lured me in with a lucrative salary offer but you are like well thomas i think i should be all right tom down i.t.v. and they're going into the jungle and that's for the b.b.c. well lispenard all the money in gary lineker. monte says to try not to get i pop in the angry whenever i watch the news understandable gens month i'm not sure if it's
the news of the the way it's presented which is making you angry and quiet here says become an m.p. claim as many freebies holidays time of a second plus a fantastic wage me even do a reality t.v. show appearance for a few extra bob when i'm supposed to be working sorted and quoted i would be to hard to members of parliament most of them and i emphasize most of them are doing their best and will in seattle says trump resigning and most of the white house going to jail yeah i think quite a few people are wishing for the states is probably just wishful thinking and finally sunny day here from pakistan try to apply good quotations of life and humanity myself as excellent science like a bit of eastern philosophy for the new year show now as we know the creative industries are very strong in scotland at the moment when speaking to renowned scottish artists gerrard by.