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human rights watch claims fifty two iraqi civilians were executed by using the fighters as revenge for supporting i so we talked to the group about alleged revenge killings. early on is setting up safe zones for women for the new year's eve celebrations to prevent a repeat of the mass sexual assault seen previously in cologne me it sounds like i'm only be set up it's a good idea it's seated. in front of the. arty meets a bedouin tribal leader who insists on staying on alleged ancestral land despite israeli authorities flattening his village more than a hundred times. and the main suspect in this week's terror attack in some petersburg that left over a dozen people injured is detained by russian all sora t s.
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m k partridge here watching the latest headlines here at r.t. international thank you for joining us let's begin with the developing news from ukraine police reports claim a man has taken eleven people hostage including two children in a post office in the northeastern city of kharkiv and we can see the latest pictures now the man claims to have explosives but that's not yet been confirmed his motives are also asked yes unknown police say he's been told to surrender or otherwise or soldiers are already cvs force we'll bring you more news on this story as we get. now a new report by human rights watch claim she is eighty fighters kidnapped and executed fifty two civilians from two iraqi tribes in june the as it is are an ethno religious group which abide by their own moral code witnesses claim u.c.d.
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forces killed men women and children who were fleeing fighting. between islamic state and government backed forces the victims were from tribes that had reportedly sheltered and helped i so miller sense. from human rights watch told us that anyone in these tribes has now become a target there are two tribes these are sunni arab tribes one told him to do it the other jaish these are famous tribes from the area of singe are the historical homeland of the u.s. he is according to the is he is these two specific tribes were complicit with isis and the day that isis arrived in the area these tried to help isis to round up his east turn women into sex slaves and to massacre other members of the z.t. community since then i've spent much time with u.c.d. elders who told me they had drawn up a list of individuals and of tribes and would target them and kill them if they had the chance heard of incidents where or what is now a group of u.c.b.
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fighters you see the militia empowered on the payroll of the baghdad government that has targeted members of these two tribes but what we understand is that they're targeting anyone from these tribes women children men not because they were specifically involved in this abuses and abuses against these he's but just be careful because they carry the name of this tribe. according to top iraqi officials almost seven thousand years e.-d. people were kidnapped by arson in twenty fourteen alone and three thousand are still missing. the men would offer us as gifts in the evenings they would get together and treat the women and have their fun with us.
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it was indescribable funny laugh turned into endless suffering tears and hunger i couldn't do anything not cry. as i so loses ground in iraq belk is filler also says the unlawful killings and torture of tribe members by is iti forces are another dark chapter for the war torn country. and even in these battles against isis has been to end a horrific cycle of violence and year of violence in iraq allowing groups of actors to target tribes to target women children men and we have had nothing to do with the crimes of isis with complete impunity allowing them to torture and execute with impunity really will spell disaster for the next steps in iraq in any hopes of reconciliation through community it's. now with the world gearing up for new year's
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celebrations berlin has come up with a new way to ensure security safe zones for women are being set up at the brandenburg gate party this comes in response to mass sexual assaults at celebrations in the german city of cologne two years ago artie's marie if an ocean has been gauging reaction in the capital just like at new year's celebrations the world over hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to this place here in philly to see out the old and bringing the new you can see preparations like a. on to go in but keeping everyone safe without spoiling the atmosphere is a huge challenge for the authorities and these here organizers i go in one step further aside from usual safety berries and alcohol bans and so-called women's safety area is being set up it's a zone where female guests who feel sexually harassed of just uncomfortable can get special help is being manned by members of german red cross and comes in response
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to events two years ago back then hundreds of women who were sexually assaulted at new year carnivals they were groped robbed intimidated and separated from their friends according to leaked police documents there were more than one thousand cases reported in cologne in hamburg alone more than two thousand men were reportedly involved most of them asylum seekers the new idea of the women's safety area has received a mixed reaction that's a good idea many people feel like need help but they don't know who to ask to do and having this service is kind of nice i think sexual harassment was people who were in groups and you were so how do you get from here to the safe place i mean. it seems a bit far fetched i don't think it's such a good idea it's to me it sounds it's a bit like an early be set up. after
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a freight but this is this is too it's good if because it's needed. in front of many it's kind of interesting that they do it in a new year's as events because i'd be better if it's like a long long get to like tutor or like that they're not just like one thing that you do first the pressure because i don't know the south it's a little commercial you know way too early in police has also issued recommendations for those who are planning to come here for new year's celebrations . including avoiding aggressive groups pain attention when someone gets too close and in case of any danger reporting to police reason otieno r.t. from berlin frank hansel a member of the a.f. tea party in berlin's parliament thinks instead of safe zones for women it's migration policy is that need rethinking we feel that there is a new step of. danger coming into our country we've seen it since we have to already build vaults against our christmas markets this is
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a development we do not want to see really policy should change we should not continue to have this mass immigration of illegal mass immigration we do have we have to count and see who the people are who came to our country have to register them this is a process which has not been come to an end and we must close the borders in order to have a stable society you can go much further than the security forces or the politicians in germany goal so that's a problem and that i think this is not a good sign for the new year to come. on protester has died and dozens more were injured after thousands of palestinians clashed with israeli forces in gaza and the west bank on friday writers threw rocks and burned tires as they confronted israeli defense forces while the soldiers responded with tear gas.
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was. all right i was. i. was. wondering straighter died in hospital and dozens were treated by paramedics israeli military retaliated after rockets were fired from. the gaza strip for health treatment is very thought it mass demonstrations have become a weekly occurrence says don't try to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital on december the sixth. and jerusalem is just one of many better land disputes in the area an israeli court or sentenced a sixty eight year old bedouin man to ten months in prison and fined him more than ten thousand dollars for trespassing but he claims the territory in question belongs to him. mother young is a village elder in out
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a cave in southern israel but are in tribes had settled there long before the state of israel was proclaimed israeli authorities claim the tribes occupy the land illegally and have sent in riot police and bulldozers to demolish the village whenever it's rebuilt so far they've leveled it more than a hundred times artie's point to slay reports i'm hearing the northern may give desert where there isn't much except a few dozen unrecognised bedwyn villages this is one belonging to the to retry but there is some two hundred fifty people who live here and they say that this land is there is going back generations but the israeli authorities insist they here illegally. after. the. it will take years until this fighting ends they looking to push out so will
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compromise and will give this land to the state. e-mail if i was jewish the soldiers wouldn't come here at six in the morning on a rainy day they don't care this is just a bedouin house they don't think the bedouins are human beings they don't care that bedouins the citizens of this country they don't care that bedouins live on this land not the country's land. the trying to say is they've lived here for seven hundred and fifty is. this document is from ninety five to the ultimate era the second one with the red stamps is also from autumn in time so nine hundred twenty nine and this third one doesn't have to do with the land it's from nine hundred thirty six and these are receipts from taxes for the land. everybody here is family father mother uncle and relatives and the worry family is
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buried in this cemetery no one else only altshuler each tribe and their relatives. the suspect in this week's terror attack in some pages but has just been detained and with more details on this jacqueline they're going now joins me in the studio hi there jackie so tell us the latest developments well the russian security services has put out a statement saying that they have identified and detained the alleged organizer and perpetrator of this attack that took place on wednesday they emphasize that they do believe this was one man working by himself he planned it and carried out the attack all by himself and no further information about the suspect has been released as of yet but we do know that he's being questioned by the russian investigative committee and they have already come out saying that they are going to make
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a request to officially arrest him on that charges like i said were much success in what happened on wednesday well a man who is believed to be seen i believe we can show you a video right now of the man he's seen entering a grocery store with a backpack on and it's believed that this is the man who left that backpack in a locker near the entrance of the grocery store and then quickly left and the resulting blast left over a dozen people injured and some of which are still in hospital unfortunately. and in the aftermath president putin came out saying that this was a terrorist attack the day after he said that islamic state did take credit for the explosion and of course now the suspect is in custody we will be hoping for more information on what the motivation was and what not but of course many will remember that earlier this year in april another terrorist attack did take place in st petersburg in their metro and that killed over that killed fourteen people and wounded over forty more and that was one of the most deadly terrorist attacks to
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have taken place in that city but of course it actually could have been in fact worse because there was a second device that just did not explode and was diffused in time and those who are waiting on more details and. thank you very much thank you. and meanwhile iran has been hit by mass rallies across the country both for and against the government earlier this week protests against the high cost of living took place in iraq's second largest city in the shot which later turned political and spread across the country on saturday crowds nationwide then took part in mass rallies in support of the government and the country's supreme leader they were marking the anniversary of pro-government rallies in two thousand and nine which condemned what they call for an orchestrated unrest after the elections however u.s. criticism is only focusing on the government protests. many reports of peaceful protests by iranian citizens fed up with regimes corruption and squandering of the nation's wealth to fund terrorism
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a brooch. iranian government should respect their people's rights including the right to express themselves the world is watching but already we do see that foreign players are involving themselves in iranian affairs and this is ironic because the united states right now is complaining about legit russian involvement in the us elections even though they've never provided any evidence for this but i personally don't think that this is anything of major significance i think the west and the western media they want to exaggerate the importance these are protests. that are that were small most of them were expressing their economic grievances and very few were expressing hostility towards the government with the state and today they're actually counter protests against those groups that were protesting against the political order and they were much larger and numbers across the country but again those were not reflected in the west from the. more news after they show up
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right. to. put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be president and you. want. to go to the press this is what the three of them will be good. interested always in the water as it. should. we have. doctors here who never are thought about but we took care until after year ago they thought relatives would hate them and dry wood chips love them and it just so absolutely inspiring to hear something at telephone call or
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a person coming actually i just had a man in my room at the same words as my wife has just died thank you. welcome back russia has had a very busy year in twenty seventeen if you were to believe the mainstream media especially when it comes to sowing discord and interfering in elections world woman and that russia's foreign minister had a few words to say about that in his latest interview. there's all the billboard. but it. is. you know we were at the goods to put it.
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off. but it was to reduce the going up and you post. the menu and the political thought this is a simple use your words. people which is what. we've said you know just about the bill will go go go go go. so did you hear that russia's foreign minister actually admitted to meddling in elections around the world i don't pay attention as i did no no that is actually a video. what do you think do you think that that actually i mean are you surprised by that that he would admit to actually meddling in the u.s. election absolutely i think definitely changed everything that the public was seeing right now and of course he would never meet if they did anyway right it's quite surprising that he would admit something and even go further it's actually
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it's a prank video it was a comedy show that he did he was totally being second guy i miss him already i knew . he was being sarcastic ok that makes much more sense if you're saying he's joking yeah it was a comedy program yeah right but who knows that he's joking do you feel like people are predisposed to believe negative things about russia one hundred years ago and to say i think that we have a very negative connotation about people and i shave russians are pictured than western countries. the son of an elderly french aid worker abducted in africa say her family is disappointed a little. president recruit has done to help free her so if your birth canal is seventy two years old like in twenty sixteen she was abducted in the city of our by local terrorists this july she was shown in so-called proof by al qaida it showed her alongside five other captives her son says to his mother. urgent investigation
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but in his stall we're now trying to find new materials to restart it so it won't be apparent in due to a lack of results we are establishing contacts to try to trace her and seeking any information to establish with the she's alive and where she might be found so far we have no news nothing concrete be the from the kidnappers nor from any contact persons and also nothing from the foreign ministry's crisis center. well over the past five years the number of people kidnapped by terrorists has been rising sharply last year there were almost sixteen silos and kidnappings worldwide after hostage footage of sophie was posted online the french president pledged to eradicate the militants behind the kidnapping however after a year she's still trapped in mali. if your boss will do you not look good but the odds of him today my thoughts are with our compare traits of people going on who was abducted in girl on christmas eve you know inhuman be sure that all the resources of the state are being mobilized to find her and bring her back to her
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family theory but also be certain that as far as i'm concerned and i will not give in to any provocation because that is precisely what our attackers want it's good that they can be contacted for support but a family has been disappointed by the government's failure to make any decisions on this case yes it's wonderful that we have being supported but the one who really needs support is my mother we need to ask mr marquand about this he has power in the situation he can decide on a course of action it must be admitted that so far no progress has been made in tackling this matter. now he thought installing the latest antivirus software would protect you from being hacked think again even leading cyber security expert john mcafee hasn't been immune he claims his twitter account was breached and used as part of an elaborate cryptocurrency scam is what happened.
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my account has hacked twitter has been notified the cone of the day tweet was not me. well john mcafee is the creator of the popular mcafee antivirus software is also behind a wide range of other cyber security products we spoke to him about his own online security woes and his take on the rise of cryptocurrency we rely on
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a number of people we were on our carriers to telephone shares around twitter my father was charged through my carrier eighteen t. prior to being hacked my phone was totally disabled you couldn't call into it i could call out from it they sent to my phone number a special code so that i could get in but it wasn't me it was the hacker. this is something totally out of my control totally out of everyone's control what happened to me is not a threat or there's a great threat to all mine this is a great threat to all people who have the most crypto concepts most people do not keep their currencies on their own while we're living in a new world of fashion and a new world of risks before all of us using the internet actors are becoming more and more efficient and more sophisticated in their hacking techniques it's just going to happen to me i promise you it can happen to able. to professors from san diego state university plain farmers markets in the u.s.
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are contributing to the oppression of the country's minorities. the professor's claim almost half of all markets are a catalyst for gentrification and this leads to the exclusion of poor long time residents and people of color and also reinforces the consumption habits of white people well this is despite markets often being established to help promote lower income and minority communities and it's not the first time this year the race card has been played on apparently innocent issues.
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where those. who do that it would be credible. well for more on these and plenty of other stories that go to our website at r.t.
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dot com at the top of the hour my colleague nic aaron will be here with the latest headlines but for me it's by for now. i. think i. father. will. join me every thursday on the elec simon field and i'll be speaking to guests of the world of politics sports business i'm show business i'll see you then.
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we have. doctors here who will never know what about care until after year ago they thought their relatives would hate them and relatives loved them and it was so absolutely inspiring to hear something at telephone call or a person coming actually i just had a man in my room oh said the same words he says my wife has just died thank you. los angeles the city of luxury and free but also an alarming number of people living in the streets. the simple fact in l.a. is there's just not enough shelter even if people on the streets right now decided to come in there's nowhere to come in it's been
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a struggle. and this man from his own response to the problem and constructed dozens of tiny homes for people in need of shelter when you have nothing in order to go. you know having something like this may as well be a castle but do the authorities accept such solution tiny house on a city parking space is not a solution. someone monitoring the site otherwise it will be a free for all there a better alternative to end the homelessness crisis. to . the four.
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so yes that was my name is ultimate cheat i'm a travel photographer i went to kenya today i'm both saudi national parks to meet the must i be an amazing people who have managed to preserve their authenticity and find ways to interact with the outside world. to be surprisingly many most i speak good english and have internet access so finding them and arranging to meet was a breeze so. yes. it. was.
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i decided to become a real must woman myself and experience firsthand all the trials and tribulations of tribal life. thank. you but them did it was was the tribes most respected woman agreed to help me you know she presented me with the red dress of brightly colored shawl and piles of jewelry that she had made with her own hands go through. that what we. she's fifty two years old and her name's not my tour and she has four adult children but i call her mama for short you know night.

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