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cease fire in syria's eastern ghouta ends in failure for a second and precious reconsideration center says terrorists shelling is preventing hundreds of civilians from leaving the. place book provides british lawmakers with an update on evidence of russian meddling in the regs that vote but they say they've still come up short. on south africa's parliament passes a motion that could see the entire white population stripped of their land without compensation. your company this hour my name is harvey you're watching r.t.
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international humanitarian pause in syria. has been broken by terrorists for a second day that's according to the syrian reconciliation center it follows safety corridors being established by russia but they came under heavy shelling from militants preventing civilians from leaving the besieged district the situation in the enclave was discussed at a un security council meeting. the assad regime and their supporters have been pummeling eastern ghouta where four hundred thousand people live under siege and constant bombardment needs to be understood and still legitimate targets of minute operations they are asking civilians to leave eastern good to on the false premise that they can then attack anyone left in the area as much as they would like. pre-set someone's the civilians. because we've been through this before we know what russia will say today you know you done they will say that there are terrorists in eastern guta so the assad regime can bomb as ferociously and
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discriminately as it wants and once what do you do to implement the resolution did you influence those who consider a moderate opposition did you persuade them to stop shelling and say can people hostage it was a heated meeting in the halls of the u.n. security council we heard from different countries addressing the council regarding the situation in eastern guta now we've also heard russia's president vladimir putin comment on the situation and point out that essentially this enclave in eastern guta is being used to attack civilians in damascus and that civilians in eastern go to are being used as human shields. when you know where the fish are and you know look on fortunately there are lots of extremist forces in the east and good to risk what is a range of terror organizations recognized by the un the shelling is continually coming from that area on some days the number of missile strikes and mortar shell attacks which is fifty to eighty they even reach the territory of the russian
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embassy should we tolerate this indefinitely of course not. there's been a large number of efforts to protect civilians in the area russia carries out a five hour humanitarian pause on a daily basis in the hopes of protecting civilians and allowing them to get out through the humanitarian corridor and furthermore the u.n. security council has passed a resolution calling for a thirty day cease fire now a letter was said. to the u.n. security council by some of the opposition and rebel groups saying that they will honor this u.n. resolution however it does point out with three hundred civilians have been prevented from leaving due to the tax they've experienced as they try to escape now the russian representative pointed out that these kind of humanitarian concerns and outrage were not being raised while the liberation of rocket was taking place because. when you have coughed we're levering rocco says.
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it's be months since. the city are unfit for. the security council because the circuit weeks producers to send a mission to assist you with that in news that there was quite clearly a gap in the international media in the way the different situations have been portrayed when the syrian city of raka and the iraqi city of mosul were being liberated by the u.s. led coalition and a lot of bombing was taking place so we heard u.s. leaders saying making statements to the effect that civilian casualties are just a fact of life civilian casualties are a fact of life in iraq and in syria people are much more accepting that because it is their city being liberated they understand where they were suffering civilians will get caught in the crossfire civilians will get hurt civilians will get killed if you want to liberate your towns and cities it comes at a price unavoidable part of war and commanders have to press on despite
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that the responsibility for civilian casualties in iraq and syria lies with isis that is on them not on us that we are the good guys and munition people on the battlefield know the difference. a correspondent for monte arabic is anything and there's more now on the latest situation in the syrian english. it's the second day of the truce we haven't seen any civilians walking through the corridor it's known that there are many civilians who want to flee the enclave to leave it through the one and only korea there were open for civilians from guta however militants prevent civilians from exiting and don't allow them to leave due to leave occupation route to reach the road to damascus the militant positions are just three or four hundred meters from the corridor or near the camp of are offered in the syrian government has distributed leaflets amounts to billions of the militant controlled and place this detailed information and a map on how to get into the area under government control you can see that everything is ready here to receive civilians and to deal with any difficulty
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monetary and situation. we spoke earlier on to professor of political sociology dr sides at the american university of cairo he believes is the us this feeling tension in syria by supplying various armed groups with weaponry. always playing with fire the one who was doing that was file is always providing weapons who is providing some areas who is financing them who is providing media coverage for them . and trying to show that that what is happening is. a must sardar is a big must let go of innocent people what they care about is those whom they have supplied on who they have finances who they have been breathing in the last few years and now they have lost all but they don't have the same courts to admit that they lost that water was do they just keep on bargaining making all those claims
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iraqi refugees in the country province feel safer in camps than they do in the homes that they're being forced to return to this is according to reports it's called the long way home collectively created by three major humanitarian organizations. the report says that eighty four percent of refugees feel much safer in their camps only one percent know for sure that they still have a house to return to while half of those questioned no homes were destroyed testimonies in the report appear to reflect those figures. we didn't make it to this place without seeing death without a thousand times. they can't return to ramadi my house was damaged by isis i'm worried about the canned
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management telling us to leave and return home i heard rumors that he might close the camp but there is nothing official lots of my friends have returned back to ramadi but i can go i can't afford to repair my house. we are stuck in here like ship. the month ago an r.t. crew was filming the iraqi city of mosul which was liberated from i saw more than a year ago but if the pictures here show it's still very little sign of normality returning locals claim the authorities have no idea what the situation on the ground is. going to come any bodies have you removed since you started working in this area approximately five hundred because you are there any more yes in houses and on their odds. i challenge any member of parliament to live in the conditions we are currently living in here i bet they are even afraid of entering this area they have no idea how horrible the smell is or how critical the medical situation
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is. we haven't received any kind of aid or support since things finistere seven months ago on one occasion did they receive a small box of food no problems no food nothing. melanie markham spokesperson for the norwegian refugee council one of the organizations that worked on that report told us why many refugees don't want to leave their camps there's a number of dangers i think one of the largest threats is that of unexploded bombs unexploded mortars and booby traps and in fact we heard one report of a family who returned home only to find their house be trapped and it killed a family member some of the other things that make it unsafe for people violence from the community around them people who even suspected of having links with isis particularly vulnerable but other people under the threat of violence by. members of their own tribal community so there are
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a number of reasons why it's unsafe still unsafe for people to return home. the russian olympic committee has confirmed that it's been reinstated as an official member of the international olympic committee is that era today has the story this is big news from russia as we all know the country's been at the center of a long running doping scandal accused of state sponsored cheating and the repercussions of this have been huge one of the biggest was russia being kicked out of the international olympic committee the i.o.c. so this latest decision to reinstate it to the club is a key milestone as the head of the russian olympic committee points out. the read a statement was tied to the full doping check of russian athletes who participated in the winter olympics the letter we received today says the i.o.c. is able to confirm all remaining results of the olympic athletes from russia are negative. the i.o.c.
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has banned men to many of russia's experience their fleets were unable to compete at the winter olympics in pyongyang this meant of course that those who were allowed to compete should only do so under a neutral olympic flag and they were mainly newcomers nevertheless they won seventeen medals overall now if we go back to the events leading up to the decision to reinstate russia to the i.o.c. there were expectations that it would have happened during the winter olympics themselves but there was a problem two russian competitors failed drug tests another consequence to those positive tests was russia being banned from waving the country's flag during the closing ceremony initially they were going to be allowed but the privilege was taken away however it's now hoped the past is behind it competitions planned to take place in russia and not in these threads. well for the concerns i'm prepared for those torments the rights which russia already obtained so russia is once again
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and active member of the international olympic committee but it is not the end of the road yet there are still two issues which remain unfulfilled situation of compliance was renewed the rosado is still noncompliant there's still a way to go because the russian anti doping agency restart it is still banned by the world anti-doping agency or wada we saw the last its accreditation and that is yet to be reinstated that's an ongoing saga as russia disputes the legitimacy of that mclaren report which detailed russia's alleged systematic system of state sponsored doping accusations russia has always denied and wada has been insistent that to move forward russia must accept the findings of the mclaren report this is stalemate and it doesn't look like either side is yet willing to back down but for now with the i.o.c. his decision it means russia's olympic athletes will be able to compete under their own flag and play their national anthem when they win medals
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a huge deal for competitors and the country they represent an idea or a tutor r.t. for football or an artery hosting college or discuss the exactly this announcement with. of the twenty eight thousand feet for world cup russia organizing committee. justice prevails that's my only emotion thing that's it's only it's only just. that after we complied with every requirement that was that has been put forward no matter what we think about this requirement but. russia has complied and. justice has been done to us and very happy that our athletes will now complete complete complete with their proper uniform and with their proper flag we also discussed the issue with russia based sports show host alan moore people leaves that the focus of anti-doping agencies will now shift away from russia towards their own respective countries to try to get back on which is good side because there are
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a lot of things that are coming out so i think that in order to quieten things down a prayer for greater waves ahead in the sports ocean that russia needs to be brought back into the fold sort of basically they could cause the situation down a little bit right now there are dissenting voices there are people who are a little bit angry does too soon russia doesn't deserve it they would say it in any case and no punishment would be too harsh for russia in there from their point of view simply because as long as the russians are the bad ones their houses in order but now we've got to start to look around and see who else is a little bit dirty. facebook admits that it still found no sign of russia linked accounts interfered in the case brags that despite a renewed effort to dig up any proof. this is actually the second attempt by facebook to investigate and see whether russia was involved in any attempts to try to influence the briggs's referendum in december their investigations found that
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there were three adverts which were taken out by russian accounts but the budget for those totaled less than one pound only reached two hundred people so not exactly extensive proof of russian meddling facebook vend went back and investigated again upon the demands of damian collins who's a leading member of parliament here in the u.k. and that's where that letter come from again saying that there has been no additional evidence of any russian interference in the brags that referendum now mr collins travelled to the us to try to grill the officials from a number of leading tech companies and again the message was clear that russia how they've been interfering in the democratic processes there be looked at all advertisements of any connection to russia and we found no evidence of our services being used to interfere in that accept referendum
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a very small number of suspected research agency linked accounts forty nine such accounts were active during the campaign which represents less than not point five percent of the total number of accounts that these are very low level think ajmal now despite those testimonies that runs against what we've been hearing from leading politicians including the prime minister to resign may who insists that russia is up to no good it is seeking to weaponize information deploying its state run media organizations to plant fake stories and photo shopped images in an attempt to sow discord in the west and undermine our institutions so i have a very simple message for russia we know what you are doing and you will not succeed so all in all three really frustrate. and for those who have been attempting to find the link between russia and the briggs referendum and no matter how hard you try you just can't find something that isn't.
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the south african parliament has voted in favor of new legislation that could see the learned from white farmers see on these paulus leo has the details of south african parliament has backed emotion in their cause for changing the constitution and allowing for lead exposure without compensation essentially white south africans will lose their land they will not be compensated this despite the fact that it flies in the face of the current constitution it follows the inauguration of the south african president so will oppose a two weeks ago that he has said that he wants to speed up the transfer of land from white to black south africans now despite the fact that a party ended two decades ago you still have a situation in south africa where most of the land is owned by whites this is a hugely emotive subject for south africans the motion was bought in parliament by the economic freedom fighters party now it did receive the support of the ruling
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african national congress that holds some two thirds of the parliament the leader of the affair had this to say. the time for reconciliation is over now is the time for justice we must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land malema is a controversial and somewhat radical figure in south africa in the past he has said that he's not calling for the psalter of white people at least not yet in recent years there has been a spike in the killing of farmers in south africa now those who support the motion say it will go a long way to restoring justice but those who criticize or say it will do anything but there are those who say it will lead to unforeseen consequences and also will be a scapegoat that the a.n.c. can use to explain away its own failures nonetheless it certainly seems as if we are far away from restoring racial tensions in a country that has so much history mired in them. the afghan
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president has called on the taliban to join talks to bring peace and stability to the country and he promised to recognize the terror group as a legitimate political power. to the taliban leadership and every other taliban member except peace accepted with honor and come together so we can make this country safe and secure for the taliban is yet to respond to that invitation but about two weeks ago the group did issue a statement that called for peace and urged the u.s. congressman to pressure the trumpet ministration into negotiations that came in response to trump's earlier declaration that ruled out any possibility of peace talks between washington and the taliban there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish what nobody else has been able to finish we're going to be able to do it. we discussed all of this with political analyst muslim shahzad he thinks that the afghan
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president lacks the or thorough to the proposed peace talks with the taliban. why the taliban after seventeen years should come to the table with a government where the taliban say it didn't have anything to to do with their self otherwise the united states is going to decide peace and conflict off afghanistan and the other issue i don't think that the afghan government especially prison gani and in u.g. missional unity government can be tackled the ongoing issues because when you can't do and compromise with your cabinet ministers i mean prison accept any how you can convince a group like taliban which defied to seventy years they controlled the two three four five years and now they have support of several countries to come to the table so the big question is do we have this opportunity to do forward he starts writing not because you know this is inside the country and they decide they should talk about it taliban or should fight with the taliban. and america
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has acknowledged the problem of so-called no go zones in germany it's the first time the chances actually made such an admission with more details is peter oliver . we've seen an unexpected change of time for months when it comes to talk of no go areas in germany. there should not be any no go zones there can be no places where nobody dares to go these are ones exist and they should be named and something must be done about it. burkle had previously used the same injury phrase no go area to describe parts of the country with a high crime rate but that rate has been going up the government's own figures released earlier this year point to a ten percent rise in violent crime between twenty fifteen and twenty sixty ninety percent of which is attributed to young male russian genes there was criticism of
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last year of the way the german media covered the refugee crisis in a highly respected group of researches said this editors acted as public educators and that the whole refugee crisis in the arrival of hundreds of thousands of people was covered in too favorable a light. i think. that . the only people who had been talking about no go areas were alternative for germany and they were around mocked for doing so are common enough that's all guns are lying
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can you as a woman walk alone on vaal show streets on a weekend evening would you dare will pause for show or nearby streets and then they say and make it look like we are the aggressive ones and say bad things about the city no what we do is look at things in perspective what we do is simply address facts and facts only ladies and gentlemen. but here's the thing in order to secure a ruling coalition angela merkel has been trying to win over the right wing of her conservative alliance should try to secure that fourth term chancellor she may well be thinking. taking a step towards the sunshine policy of alternative to germany could help get bush hardliners back onside with peter all of a party. with german media claims that the biggest cities that are worst affected with criminals taking over entire neighborhoods police have come under physical assault in such areas which are reportedly run by ethnic gangs political scientist
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says the some neighborhoods are no longer recognizable it's not the longer the case is that every person can move freely around just as he or in particular she wants because we hear of neighborhoods insidious which look not like being in germany but like in a different country if you look at some cities like the northern parts of or of door to more like parts of deuce books like parts of the lean in. neighborhoods it's really a problem in this truth is locked right they'll come to be frank on this point we have the same problem arising out of drug criminality but immigration is a part of the whole problem make that argument. the u.s. government may be granted the opportunity to access data that stored in other countries
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a case between the government and microsoft is currently being heard by the u.s. supreme court now this all started five years ago when microsoft refused to hand over to authorities e-mails that were related to a drug trafficking investigation that claims that the data was stored on servers located in ireland and u.s. law doesn't stretch outside its own borders but washington argues as the tech giant is an american company it should provide the data microsoft says if it loses foreign states would then have the right to access data that's based in the u.s. the tech giant claims the credibility of all companies is at stake. the reality is that people will not use technology they do not trust we need to sustain their trust and part of sustaining their trust is giving people confidence that their legal rights under their legal systems will in fact be respected including by the united states and we put this issue for debate with political activist george bada and paul viola's c.e.o.
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of the violence group international. government needs to take a stronger role in monitoring certain activity on the internet and in social media if we are going to try try to stay in line and somewhat ahead if we can with groups such as isis al shabaab boko hogan that are using the internet and are using social media as a high way of transporting information to plan and execute terrorist attacks so it's a matter of creating a balance there are many sort of covert means of communicating effectively online if you want to that wouldn't be touched by this judgment in the particular case the issue the irish government has been very clear that it would have it had there been a request from the justice department for the information that is stored on these servers in ireland they would absolutely have responded by releasing that by releasing that data as we know from the revelations of edward snowden and another is there are huge questions to be asked in terms of the legitimacy and of of u.s.
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snooping and the interest of beings and certainly is a political activist that has genuine cause to fear governments essentially using internet spying to undermine effective democratic dissent i think this is a really important issue that that needs to be kept at the forefront of the discussion it's important to understand that what we're looking to do with this is not to have complete unfettered as i said before access to the internet but enough access so that there are key words phrases documents pictures etc that will be used for algorithmically to detect issues in incidences preemptively that law enforcement that military that government can intervene on it's not a carte blanche decision to say ok now you have complete access to to the internet to social media debates or it's raising generally significant points about when it's appropriate for law enforcement to be able to access information but i. i
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think that there are there are very large questions going forward in that the internet offers possibilities for snooping on virtually every single aspect of anybody's interaction with any other individual on the planet and any decision that essentially opens the floodgates into a sort of free for all where governments on the basis of the idea that they're doing something worthwhile can look at anything they want i think raises huge problems meanwhile another u.s. tech giant google has banned the word gun from a shopping search engine according to google it's to protect users from possible harm but the unintended consequences have some people up in arms. google wants to help keep people safe both online and offline so we don't allow the
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promotion of some products that cost damage harm or injury. bergen to college to this is way to big brother laguna beach is a small coastal city in california under google strange censorship of the phrase gone shopping acts like it doesn't exist meanwhile in google engineer i can use new a linguistic programming and keep learning team leader if the string contains gun ban it. brings about it today thanks to staying with escape artist will be here to bring you the very latest news and headlines at the top of the.
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