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given life. leaving a. police shooting. this
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week a military tribunal in the majority french speaking nation has handed the life sentences to 10 leaders from an english speaking breakaway region and human rights groups are warning that the government crackdown could make matters worse. unlawful killing sinews of excessive force by government forces during security operations have been rife since the crisis started security forces seem to have little fear of what will happen as they commit brazen crimes against civilians. nearly half of all the schools closed across the region gto attacks threats of
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attack and increasing violence are located in the northwest in southwest cameroon 4437 schools that closed as of june 29th seen pushing more than 609000 children out of school. for the ongoing conflict began after a military crackdown on protests in cameron's 2 english speaking regions however the roots of the crisis life further back in the country's colonial past as truth are dubinsky explains. cameron is a mixture of the new phone and francophone communities english speakers make up around about a 5th of the population and they mainly concentrated into western areas of the country the tipping point came in 2016 when i looked and said that they finally had enough what they believed was discriminatory practices against that community that was after the government imposed french speaking teachers and lawyers in schools and the poor in the areas protests ensued off to it but they were tracked down no
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by the security services under the leaders were arrested sparking further arrest poor chance they kidnapped on the burning of settlements have to wrap it up the country many have fled and in the last year there's been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who need 8 humanitarian needs and cameroon has never been greater in the south west northwest in particular we have witnessed the emergence of a new crisis characterized by numerous abuses and violations of human rights but all of these problems have roots that reach far into cameron's past a former german colony france and the u.k. were given the mandate to look after the area following the 1st world war then in the 1960 s. france and the british finally gave the territories that independence to former colonies which had been ruled in very different ways became a single state that haven't quite got the gist of it is losing
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ground and. the blue powers are aware of the. real effort to want to. shout over this stuff that comes to this independent country and should be . no more from my to keep close tabs on it. to be honest. with you there was collusion between. government. the french government to ensure that. the people remain in the country. in. which. i think. the. ready country whether it's in mind. as the world what she is what some already describing as a simple war in central africa is cameroon is becoming more entrenched the issue
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may lie in the country's colo past but it's today's citizens who are suffering the consequences. the g. 7 summit of living economies is underway in southwest france but not everyone is pleased at the gathering thousands of protesters have staged a rally in the region. crowd marched into the french town of beyond with police on standby with water cannons and tear gas and other anti g. 7 rally happened elsewhere in the region thousands of protesters voiced their anger over rich nations economic and environmental policies. that much ok but we're here to fight against this capitalist system that leads to so much destruction in so many levels. but i would say i'm here to fight against this capitalists rule the world to say we've had enough of the situation that's leading
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us to total destruction as a species as a culture and to the destruction of human rights because. i came here to protest against the g 7 and the policies of those countries' leaders it's ridiculous for the heads of 7 of the richest countries to claim inequality is the main theme of this forum well at the same time we see how their own policies bring about inequality the company must like 7 of the most powerful countries in the world have gathered only to divide the world's wealth between themselves they talk about the fight against inequality but i think this is nonsense as always for the past 45 years i have been going to this rallies and i can tell you that none of these summits have ever done anything good for ordinary people meanwhile the head of the european council has described the g. 7 summit as a difficult test of unity and solidarity and the french president said the climate crisis and economic challenges were to dominate the talks have of the summit of many also highlighted the need to reform the current international order. this
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model has come to hold because democracy has degraded because capitalism has degraded and gone mad because we are producing inequalities that we no longer know how to regulate. the political analyst nicola markovitch says those remarks from the french leader do not stand up to scrutiny. and that's a bit surprising i'd say that's about the scary part of his sentence what order is he talking about today we don't have a catalyst that we have a world order but the world doesn't have a catalyst order and the world doesn't want this capitalist order not all the world in any case so if he didn't really mention what he wanted and what he was thinking about of course this makes no sense if the g 7 is going to discuss nor heard of either only capitalist countries also concerning the economy and the degree to what about hong kong about democracy being degraded i think these are internal problems and this is not just imprinted international problem it can be an international problem but how credible are these g 7 members talking about democracy degrading if
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their own democracies on a whole are very are our own difficulties now look at the other best there are still demonstration the misfortunes today again in france so how credible can borrow be speaking about reviewing that not willing to see better democracies if you can sort of the most credit in his own country. israel has conducted a series of air strikes to the south of damascus and syria says it has intercepted several hostile targets damascus based reporter mohammed ali has the latest. syrian local t.v. quoted an official military source here in damascus as saying that at the syrian air defenses at 11 30 pm local time here in damascus detected enemy targets and i quote coming from the direction of the occupied golan in the direction of damascus and directly according to the syrian military source syrian air defenses confronted and intercepted those enemy targets shooting down most of them before they can reach their target israeli defense forces also gave out
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a statement confirming that israeli fighter jets carried out a series of air strikes that targeted and m yeah a location called a town called dhaka by southwest of damascus saying that the aim of such israeli air strikes are to florence and i quote a planned drone attack against israel by iran i.d.f. in a statement said also that they have targeted what they described a really important particularly and of course of the iranian revolutionary guards over there now prime minister and also benjamin netanyahu craze that attack saying israel will continue to act to act against iran and its proxies for israel's security and it is rose ready for any scenario in a major operational effort we have thwarted in the talk against israel by the iranian could force and shiite militias all research rights iran has no immunity anyway. pricing every site so against the iranian aggression if someone rises up to kill you kill him 1st the israelis claim they might be council and we have to point
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out that israel frequently launches attacks and air strikes on syria but they don't always comment on what was the target syrian air defenses also usually they confront such attacks. wildfires raging through the amazon rain forest are also high on the agenda at the g 7 in the face of a global outcry brazil's president has ordered the military to help protect the area earlier france and ireland said they would not ratify a massive trade deal with south american nations. unless brazil does more to fight the fires huge plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the world's largest rain forest with vast areas burning out of control at one point in this week the smoke was so dense that the city of san paolo was plunged into darkness for an entire day this year has seen a record number of fires in the region and in bolivia the authorities are also trying to help tackle the issue they've deployed a firefighting boeing 747 supertanker.
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police brutality is the 6 most common cause of death among young men in the u.s. this according to a new study it comes as california's governor signed a new law limiting the use of force by police officers when making arrests officers will only be able to use lethal force if they believe there is an immediate threat of death or injury the new law also makes it easier to prosecute police officers who abuse their power they could face criminal charges today with more details excuse me here's our trees came up and and a bit of a one 1st of all we should let you know that there are some disturbing images in his report. the killing of unarmed african americans at the hands of law enforcement has been an issue that dominated headlines in the united states for years names like michael brown eric garner and tamir rice bring back memories of mass protest movements and rising anger from the black community and concerned
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citizens. be a part of. the latest statistics reveal just how systemic the problem of police violence could be police for this is the leading cause of death for young men in the united states over the lot of course about one in every 1000 black men can expect to be killed by police risk of being killed by police peaks between the age of 20 years and 35 years for men and women for all racial and ethnic groups in fact dying at the hands of law enforcement is the 6th leading cause of death think about it american police officers take more young lives than diabetes influenza and most diseases only car accidents suicide homicide heart disease and cancer kill more young americans than police officers it's almost like interactions with the police or becoming
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a public health crisis or a drug epidemic the start of the reinforces calls to treat police violence as a public health issue racially unequal exposure to the risk of seat violence has profound consequences for public health democracy and racial stratification of course police authorities maintain that they do everything in their power to exercise restraint take the case of tony tampa a 32 year old living in dallas texas he called the police himself to say that he was off his medication for schizophrenia and then he needed help after the police arrived responding to his own call they restrained him they laughed at his pleas and he eventually stopped breathing. both. of them the only thing that i know nothing about rolled and rolled out of the code only b 3 lunatics got. in new york city the subways and billboards warn the public about dangerous diseases like diabetes there was even
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a controversial subway ad campaign warning about the results of teen pregnancy so with police being the 6th leading cause of death for young men in the united states should a similar public awareness campaign be waged we decided to ask people here in new york city i don't thing that i would hope i thing with proper training would help maybe you know train these police like to understand how to take care of lives you know that's what's needed i think more. a more useful public service announcement would probably be about advocating for knowing all your rights and knowing how to talk to police in an encounter knowing that it's legal to record it record them doing their job in all states those kind of public service announcements might might be more useful in my book issue with with people being killed at the hands of police officers in the usa yeah i think it's 5050 to be honest i mean like 5050 meaning like place officers pass away as well as perpetrators and that's just a shame that's our society the us public seems pretty aware that the country has
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a problem with police violence these statistics weren't really shocking to the people we spoke to they will pop and r. see new york also spoke with a former police officer dominick is oh he says there's a need for broader cooperation between the police and the public. one of the things that these studies which are constantly putting out they don't take into consideration is you'll never seen you'll never see the level of resistance that the subject of the police used force with initiated or dardar or just acted with you never see the level of impairment you never see the crime that was at hand there are countless contributing factors that are never put into play in these studies and these studies simply come out with gender race and then survival rate doing law enforcement and the onus on that responsibility is always put at the feet of law enforcement not responsible but i would also like to see the public more held accountable i'm all for the demands of law enforcement being more ruthless it is a job that requires a more critical eye and
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a more critical watch which you have to have the public being willing to do their fair share too because saurabh appeals 7 principle 9 principles of policing is the police of the public in the public or the police so therefore are part of the same cohesive unit and they have to work together. a soyuz vehicle carrying a russian robot has failed to dock at the international space station according to ross cosmos the humanoid named field or is it doing fine the engineers believe a fault in the automatic rendezvous system is to blame for saturday's failure a 2nd attempt is expected on tuesday in the meantime though the capsule will fly further out into space keeping a safe distance from the i.s.a.'s field or is due to spend 10 days at the station learning to assist the crew spacecraft protests in hong kong descended into chaos on saturday protesters threw bricks and petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas the civil unrest has been going on for 12 weeks they began over draft legislation allowing the extradition of suspects to mainland china but the movement
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has broadened to other political issues a chinese foreign ministry spokesman of this week stressed that the government would assist hong kong authorities to restore order in accordance with the. meanwhile in afghanistan there have been a series of suicide bombings in the bhangra district a convoy of foreign forces was targeted although no casualties were reported another attack in the western province on friday killed 5 including a former regional chief while an assault in the farsi district left the commander of local pro-government forces among the dead no group has claimed responsibility for the violence. the south korean capital seoul protesters called out of japan amid escalating tensions between the 2 countries earlier this week south korea announced it would scrap the military intelligence sharing agreement with japan over
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a trade to dispute. former white house press secretary sarah sanders has announced that she is joining fox news known for its pro term coverage. excited to join fox news as a contributor looking forward to being with the fox and friends team for my 1st hit on september 6th how should acts white house officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public then seek positions of fame and privilege that's all that from the top by a president who lies even about the weather in the time of day that i think is why this does deserve outrage and backlash meanwhile at the opposite end of the political spectrum former deputy f.b.i. director andrew mccabe has joined the ranks of the news outlet least liked by his opponent point excuse me also drew criticism as mccabe was fired for leaking information to the media then lying about it at least 4 times including under oath . the guy who department of justice inspector general found committed federal
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crimes and is a serial liar good works in and live to see the commitment to serious journalism m g m a cape fired for lying to the f.b.i. caught by the inspector general for unauthorized media leaks and worst of all one of the ringleaders in spreading the debunked in disastrous russian collusion conspiracy theory his reward a paid c.n.n. contract comical andrew mckinney and c.n.n. are truly a match made in fake news heaven sanders is now the 3rd white house official to join fox following a stint in the trump administration while obama politicians from a former director of national intelligence to ex white house communications officials are now pundits on a c.n.n. but political commentator dave perkins thinks former politicians and joining partisan media outlets is a bad one. i think it's a bad development for media that more and more political people are winding up in
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front of the cameras it's just not good news media is changing from the watchdog of government for the brain sht as they are called to a member of government a participant of government and moreover a member largely on one side and against the other and when the media participates politically mostly on one side the public doesn't demand for them to stop it the public demands for other media to participate on the other side to balance them out because it's unfair because of all this easy motion between government and media it should not be allowed to happen but i'm not sure there's a way to stop it because i don't want government to be in charge of who gets what job either i'd rather it be free and people just know what it is they're seeing and who they're listening to when they get their information from the media better to know transparency is better than government supervision but i still don't like the direction that it's going. across russia people are celebrating the country's national flag day more than 100000 attended
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a concert rally in central moscow dedicated to the holiday including artie's donald quarter. i'm in the middle of moscow right now where there's a huge festival going on as you can see behind me for russia's national flag day earlier on we saw a giant flash mob with thousands of people and you could just tell the atmosphere is very positive people are having a great time it was actually also a record breaking number of slags here today over 2000 in fact taken from across the russian federation by over a 1000 young guards at the flight based off of that you can probably guess that there are also festivals going on across the russian federation let's take a look at what's going on elsewhere.
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now the tricolor russian flag itself has been through a lot over hundreds of years the tricolor flag itself was made during the russian empire only adopted years later by tsar alexander the 3rd during the soviet union the flag was changed for the hammer and sickle over a red background and again to the 1991 after the fall of the soviet union we actually talked to a lot of russians here about what the flag means to them and why this holiday so important. to them when you might we simply couldn't soon decide when to sort it all that's why me and my friends came from our town this camembert today to be closer to our homeland. we came here to shore he saw on the heart of our homeland our flag. that if this event shows how great our country is our ability to gather under a single flaco vole region and show how big and friendly russia. people have been
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handing out these buttons all day you can see out my suit jacket celebrating 350 years of the flag i even got my russian flag painted on my face earlier today when i wasn't paying attention and the festivities aren't going to stop anytime soon or later today there's a concert scheduled where many many people will be an even in moscow and across the rest of russia there's going to be festivities for russians of all ages to attend one till the end of the week. young environmental campaigner greg songbird is on her way to the u.n. climate summit in new york and she's chosen to sail there on a 0 emissions boat instead of using a plane to highlight the impact of aviation on the environment however critics on twitter have been quick to find fault i mean she's actually producing more emissions by taking the slower.
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too bad 5 people were using airplanes to get the ship back to europe the captain is going to fly because well 0 emissions save in fact more will be emitted. what about the guys you're with flying home when you get to the us. but you still avoiding the fact that crews been flown out to new york to bring it back so more carbone use the normal flight which makes your journey pointless.
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and there's a for me i'll be back with headlines in about 35 minutes there with us. this is the poseidon adventure mixed with the titanic in one colossal all sinking of the global economy right now we've got donald trump starring with the ghost of paul newman on the bridge of the titanic watching as they engineer a colossal failure of the global economy. why a paradise with some all year round turned into a round the experimentation field the agricultural chemicals we know that these
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chemicals have consequences they are major irritants there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up that suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments but often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental research going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they can get away with this because the people have less political power. cash cow and that is dari alfonzo among. those changing pay changed guard served. his 1st words
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were added i will say you're a challenging post you've got 2 years to live. i have no doubt that what happened was scriven. let's concentrate maki $1000000000.00 industry these companies how does huge financial motive a. to solve these problems there are numerous talking showing that doctors were keen to test concentrates for insights of its own that patients won't give them doctors the raunch to play golf. why the consecutive day. i don't know which question michel i find being hard to live where so many have.
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gone to welcome to the party 2 decades after hugo chavez won his 1st election his boley very and revolution is screeching to a halt but runaway inflation and unemployment higher than ever and millions are believed to have left. and while the world powers are now locked their president maduna should go to the bigger question is where should the country move from here to discuss that i'm now joined by rafael ramirez close ally of president chavez and the harsh critic of both president nicolas maduro and the opposition leader. mr
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ramirez it's good to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you think is my question in many western media you're referred to as either former oil czar or hugo chavez says dr had man i wonder how do you personally see yourself now well. i'm hearing you up but i cannot disclose for because. under persecution from the government of venezuela i used to be the oil minister for president. for years. hardly the most important post in the. hour. now i know that you had a major falling out with president maduro in 2017 you accused him of incompetence and your supreme power he accused you of corruption but if we try to put those personal grievances to decide what do you make all file what's happening in and
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around venezuela right now. everybody i sure that everybody sec read that our country faces a very deep. crisis in the political economic and also in the saucer size in the political side that we have now to serve in president. mr way though what of busy. our constitution we have a problem in the political side. of these 2 guys in the economical size that we are confronting. inflation more than 1700000 percent. busy of the supply medicines.

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