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ukrainian army founds to take the rest of regional capitals in the eastern block by block as residents flee in the tens of thousands on tees on the russian ukrainian border to meet those braving the crossing to try and help refugees. russian navy says it's chased away an american attack submarine near russia's coast in the arctic ocean not for the first time in recent years. for the chair of the israeli state is playing out well since the israeli news it's bombardment of gaza that has triggered mass rallies worldwide we report from london and berlin which saw just two of the global protests against the spiraling
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palestinian death toll. american air strikes take out militant positions in iraq amid accusations washington is bombing the very same fight as it helped in syria. welcome thanks for joining as once again my name's neil harvey and you're watching international ukrainian army says it's getting ready to take yet skinny east street by street building by building two cities all regional capital centers of anti-government resistance and now the target of a fierce military campaign. at least four people were killed in the latest attack on guns the army shelling has left much of the city in ruins and we have a map here of the areas that been hit and that is as plotted by the local residents
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and it's pretty clear to say there is hardly a location that has escaped the onslaught of five hundred thousand people who used to live there almost half of those have now left river national reports from the russia ukraine border where thousands are fleeing the war zone. it's the final countdown for the downstairs. warns for now eastern ukraine remains under the control of and together and forces the challenge in the region is intensifying we tried to cross the border to cover grevilleas to come the next checkpoint at the russian ukrainian border the line of cars and people stretches for kilometers and almost nobody is willing to cross into ukraine once you are through you are in the empty terrible ration zone where no one can guarantee your safety for hours we search for a driver to take us towards the guns with little success then we met and i told eat
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he sixty three years old and east from the guns almost every day he travels to russia and then betty clearly within missions. when people escape from the attacks they took very little with them that's why many of the refugees don't even have documents when they arrive in a new place so i bring them in the way mr recently people have started to ask him to bring the room to close the last hope of a quick and to the crisis. anatoly says sometimes he arrives too late and the house he has been sent to has either been looted or lies in ruins we ask him to take us alone on one of his salvage streets but he says he hasn't been able to get across the border for two days himself the reporter go on you don't know if you'll be shot at or not when you're driving through the guards there is an area the army uses to attack the syrian berm if they're surrounded but they keep attacking the city. so
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instead we try to get to dinny ask we ask an anti-government fighter what lies ahead for alexander tells us his small town which lies between the city and the border has seen some of the most intense shelling in the area he's driving back there and he admits the rocky trace. really a boomerang but i think they don't want to let the refugees cross the russian border which is why they are shooting at the roads they're also trying to cut us off from humanitarian aid food and water the moment of alexander politely refuses to take us with him we take his number and agree to keep in touch to check on him and the road once he reaches his destination the wrong several times but no one is answering reef notion r.t. on the russian ukrainian border playing an active role in care's crackdown in the east is the national guard boats a privately funded group that largely consists of traditionalists now here one of
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the units is on a witch hunt for what they call separatists and you can see soldiers storming a house they drag out a man and bring to an event take him away in a car with a bag over his head. russia has launched a support campaign for a photo reporter who is missing in east ukraine he works for the russian ria novosti news agency and they stand in disappeared on tuesday and the latest reports suggest he may be being held by ukraine security service kiev has made no comment and is providing no help in identifying the reporter's current location all moscow says all its relevant government agencies have joined the search and there has been a strong show of support on twitter people concerned with stan in spate of calling for him to be released and return to his loved ones other suggests kidnapping reporters will not prevent the truth being told a string of journalists working for the russian media have been snatched by
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ukraine's or dorothy's. meanwhile kiev's central square is on fire again after a second attempt to clear it in as many days met with resistance the activists there are refusing to leave despite all efforts by police and city services to dismantle their tents were seen burning but later extinguished an earlier scuffles broke out leaving dozens of police injured several protesters arrested activists set car tires on fire blanketing the city center in six smoke gives methe form of mind an activist batali klitschko has vowed to clear the area claiming he has already reached an agreement with those occupying the square and the city council building but as you can see there are few signs to back that up. ukraine could cut the transit of russian gas through its territory here believe that that will help increase the pressure on moscow after sanctions were imposed by
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the e.u. it could also however end up hurting its allies as reports. obviously it will affect russia's shipments to a euro but it will should look at the implications this situation will have on russia's european partners especially of the countries that are in the center in the east and in the south of europe some of them are getting as much as almost one hundred percent of their gas supply from russia via ukraine and of course with all those countries have already found themselves out in the cold literally during the so-called gas wars between russia and ukraine some years back and they could be looking for another repetition of that experience if indeed ukraine does go through with its promise of sanctions and we may assume that ukraine wants to punish russia by imposing these sanctions but as a result what we're looking at really is ukraine punishing its european neighbors the more political analysts. believe that ukraine sanctions plan is likely to raise eyebrows among its european partners i seeing that this proposal will never
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gets reality since the pressure from brussels by commission and other actors from the national states but furthermore it shows that the ukrainian government is not willing to cooperate at all and sees only their own interest after hearing this is for all the states in southeast europe like austria. hungary serbia and bulgaria to lobbying much more to get a very secure supply of gas and if you create is not willing to guarantee it there will be other options. one of the options to pump russian gas into europe while bypassing ukraine is the south stream project for now the construction of the pipe is stalling under pressure from e.u. lawmakers who argue it doesn't comply with certain regulations and despite the southern european nations involved say that they are ready to adopt the necessary laws in order to finish construction. in other news an american
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submarine has reportedly been detected near russia's northern shores artie's or mine kozyrev has more. the american submarine was detected near russia's northern border in the bering sea and was shadowed by a navy strike force and an aircraft the new clear powered virginia class submarine is capable of launching twelve tomahawk missiles among other armaments after about half an hour over radio contact their merican were pushed away from the border by the northern fleet reconnaissance of russia continues from under the water and in the skies in july an american spy plane the rivet joint was reportedly conducting surveillance of the russian military when detected by radar it was then forced to illegally cross into swedish airspace after being chased by a russian fighter jet swedish an american authorities kept silence about the incident for nearly a month but were pushed to admit swedish airspace had been violated after reports
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in local media over though a staunch u.s. ally sweden is not a member of nato so they infringement cause some anger the swedish press along with their foreign called leagues made sure the violation of the country's borders was firmly made public knowledge remark cost r.t. moscow. at least five palestinians have been killed in gaza a day after a fragile cease fire with hamas crumbled three bodies including one of a senior hamas official were found under the ruins of a mosque in total three most were destroyed overnight as israeli warplanes continued their strikes on palestinian territories fighting erupted on friday reaching a brief calm in the month long conflict which is claimed to be nineteen hundred palestinian lives and sixty seven israelis the death toll triggered widespread protests across the west bank i fear reports say from ramallah where one of the
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fiercest clashes took place. behind me palestinian use caution with israeli troops many have just buried their relatives and friends try. old mohammed al qatari who was killed yesterday by a gunshot to his heart in clashes with israeli soldiers this side an illegal settlement to get by here and earlier this morning another palestinian man a middle aged man succumbed to his words sustained in separate clashes in the south west bank yesterday hamas had called for a day of rage and thousands of palestinians came out yesterday and clash with is ready troops throwing stones and in some cases fireworks against well armed and well armored israeli soldiers who responded with tear gas and in some cases gunfire now inside the gaza strip several palestinians are being killed including at least three children since israel resumed its operation against hamas hamas has resumed
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its rocket fire into southern israel the hamas movement wants to win serious concessions from israel mainly the lifting of the eight year long kate of the gaza strip inside the perceived coast along play of all of gaza almost one third of the population remain in turn the displaced and today israel has stepped up its airstrikes on the gaza strip and it's not only the west bank that is in govt in protest thousands of europeans have also studies the mass protest over events in gaza our correspondents are following the protests in london and berlin. thousands have gathered here at b.b.c. have quarters who want to organize us are saying is their biggest rally to date in support of the palestinian people the rally started here because of these protests against what they say is the b.b.c.'s on their advice already all that was like in gaza for the first time they're here because they feel that their message is not
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being heard the baby they do not present accurate you want to know that they're not moving over to the us embassy will be demanding the u.s. government stops that thanks to a genre that you want there demanding it is going to do as well as was also whether arms exports only people who are going through ivan. thanks for spending a suit is right the pressure cooker much on the american government. why all this for the power to reside so they can kill innocent children and women and published it's an absolute disgrace of course comes on the wheels of foreign office there are no resigning from the robison over what she says that it was the only thing that's been resistant. to the thank you the very latest as we get it and as the protests. here in berlin we've seen a lot of people come out into the center of the city to show their support. and
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their opposition to the ongoing military operation is taking place from the israeli military just here we can see a flag in the shape of the flag of the palestinian people. each color representing the names and the ages of somebody who's been killed since the current i.d.f. operate under way what everybody is telling me here though is that this isn't an israeli demonstration it's not an unseen jewish demonstration but this is a demonstration against this operation it is not about the israel but of course the government of israel is ordering these atrocities. i will be against the same thing in the opposite side you know when and when you do want to see. innocent people to be killed majority of people here actually calling for we can see here for the people you caught at israeli goods saying that that's the best way to try and try and send
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a message to israel to stop buying their products and hit them in the pocket rather than make any kind of anti semitic or anti jewish message. well across the world protests have been held to condemn the israeli operation in gaza which shows no sign of venting paris was one of the european council calls to witness rallies elsewhere in the world from africa to australia a number of nations joined the displays of anger on the streets of new york are also expected to become the scene of a very public show of condemnation like that. so it's come for this hour a giant all take exploration project the russian and u.s. soldiers on stall drilling at the most northerly oil well in russia. when the unit paying union promised to met ukraine become part of it it clearly contributed to the south's abrasion of tensions within ukraine ukraine will not
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become part of the european union won't tell tales ukraine absolutely doesn't have the economic level to become part of the e.u. . cross-talk rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want.
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pentagon has released a video of air strikes against you how this militants controlling large and strategically crucial sways of northwestern iraq and here you can see an f. eighteen falling to jets obliterating artillery positions belonging to the islamic state terrorist group it tanks come after president obama's pledge to protect u.s. personnel in iraq against the rapid advance of the extremists but as artesia go piskun off reports washington could be targeting its own military hardware in iraq . when leaving behind a sovereign stable and self-reliant iraq three years on is america coming back today authorize two operations in iraq. targeted airstrikes to protect our american
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personnel and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of iraqi civilians the target this time is the islamic state formally known as isis a terror organization which hasn't only been rampaging through the country with tremendous speed and extreme violence but is even proclaimed its own state stretching from iraq to syria so radical even al qaeda says it's too much brutally murdering anyone even muslims in its way destroying holy sites attacking religious minorities taking control of key infrastructure including oil refineries and dams military hardware as well while certainly potentially more dangerous today than al-qaeda they are very extremely radical group with increasing capabilities capabilities which you are only slowing state to set its sights way beyond iraq and syria. and could tell you. and i know i don't know how to tell another but it wasn't just the two of you know the can. not other not enough to get out of the
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cell phone the model. because you know can't buy shelf data that will sell another file that i think a lot incapable of dealing with them on it's own bag that's to washington for help but where did the slumming state or isis fighters come from we are where we are because we armed the syrian rebels we have been fighting alongside al-qaeda fighting alongside i says isis is now in bold and in two countries but here's the anomaly we're with isis in syria we're on the same side of the war so those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria that is the real contradiction to this whole policy the white house says that the limited u.s. military action in iraq could be extended but what it deliberates the slammin state tightens its grip on iraq according to the un and around two hundred thousand new refugees have fled their homes while isis claims it's made more than a dozen military gains over the past five days alone you were just going off r t.
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washington says its latest operation in iraq is aimed at containing the advance of the jihadists but many believe they were given more than a leg up by the u.s. in the first place. we really have to look at the reorientation of western foreign policy in the middle east that has to the place because right now we have a situation where the west is opposing isis rebels in northern iraq and rightly so or but has been tacitly or of personally supporting them in syria is madness these are u.s. weapons are u.s. weapons on all sides in this combat just stares three years ago in libya and in so many wars when you're at the top supplier of weapons to the world seventy nine percent of of weapons transfers into the middle east or from the united states you're going to have u.s. weapons halt on all sides which is just fine for absolutely our weapons makers looking for a profit but each fuels destruction. in other news all giants from russia and
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america have launched a joint project to explore the arctic rosneft an exxon mobil are using a giant rig owned by norwegian company north atlantic drilling to work on an oil well but the most northern in russia during a teleconference to mark the launch flood imputed had words of praise for america's exxon mobil and its cooperation in the project both u.s. and russian companies have expressed their long term commitment throughout your. potential resources in this project can be compared with the biggest reserves in saudi arabia and are much bigger than the resources of the mexican goal of alaska and canada so we're paying special attention as much for the most on your skin the platform is located far out on the open sea so there is a multi level system of security here and we're using the latest technology. all the sea where the two will be operating is covered with thick ice for most of the
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year but underneath it is an estimated six billion tons of extractable oil it belongs to the west siberia province which already provides russia with most of its oil and gas the platform is capable of drilling down seven kilometers and keith boy field of the center for policy studies think tank believes that despite sanctions this will be a successful example of international cooperation. this particular project they've been working on it for several years in exile mobile have already invested many many millions of dollars they could do with the oil and they're going ahead the sanctions do not apply to this particular project because the deal was already signed the russian state oil company has a twenty percent investment by b p or mobil exxon are really looking to find new sources of hydrocarbons so they really need this find and they've already
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invested a considerable amount of money so they'd have to write that off if things didn't go ahead so i think in that respect prospects are relatively optimistic. but some of the global headlines for you now starting with an egyptian court dissolve in the political wing of the muslim brotherhood to prevent it taking part in parliamentary elections expected later this year the government declared the organization a terrorist group last year accusing it of supporting protests after the military removed president mohamed morsy many of the party's leaders have previously been sentenced to death on charges of murder and inciting violence. pakistan supporters of an anti government cleric a clash with police in several cities at least seven people were reported killed in the violence and several arrested canada based here all cadre returned to pakistan
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in june and vowed to stage mass protests to topple the government accusing it of corruption skyrocketing tuition fees in america are leaving many students struggling to feed themselves so some universities are setting up soup kitchens to make sure that their pupils make it through the day artie's honest to see a church reports. college enter a world of possibilities. well crippling student debt after leaving these doors is one pandemic that's already well established in the u.s. what's not often talked about is another dangerous trend college student hunger. and often seeing students in my classes you know eating chips or something like that and my first reaction is oh it's a little snack but very often that could be lunch that summer time so most colleges around america are largely deserted but even so in schools like this one preparations are well underway to feed those in need when they come back in
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september according to the college and university food bank alliance there are about one hundred twenty food pantries at higher education institutions throughout the u.s. dozens more are in the process of being set up like here at nassau community college in new york's long island they're choosing to do something to help themselves and to improve their lot in life by going to school they have to decide where their funds are going to go so some of it's going to textbooks into tuition that leaves less money for people to put food on their tables the food pantry boom is only beginning as prices for education skyrocket having grown by five hundred forty percent since the eighty's according to the u.s. department of labor so people are coming here in the not even way. they can barely afford the tuition nineteen year old stacy abby is a originally from an upper middle class family in india living below the poverty line since moving to america it's a negative mentality sometimes when people say oh you're coming to our country and
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you're taking all the lead and all the food stands we don't use any of that as my family is scared that we're going to get stacey says there are many more students like her most of them she says keep their hunger to themselves it's kind of embarrassing to go and tell that to people when you see that other people have it and you don't. but i've seen a lot of students who are hungry and the ied. they say a muffin or something and. then i asked them all did you what did you have today a muffin is what they tell me it's that space that in this community of twenty three thousand people the pantry is not only meant for students but also college staff who are in need the plight of college students as part of a broader struggle in america where food security is a problem while policies to keep up with those in need often ignore reality when you listen to people in congress talking about yeah what could food stamps buy fifteen dollars a month they should try it well they should try to feed their families on food
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stamps on a.f.d.c. and see what a fifteen dollars cup would do well politicians narrow in on cutting costs rather than seeing the bigger picture it's volunteers like stacey along with two other students and faculty that are trying to help however they can by building and running what is for now a small space you don't have to be scared you don't have to be hungry there's someone out there who cares that they hope will make a real difference and r.t. long island new york. you stay with us coming up after a short break it will be breaking the sets and if you're watching is in the u.k. it's time for sputnik with george galloway. a few weeks ago we discussed detroit's plans to shut off water to those who can't pay their bills logically what
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a basic human the system he could get taken away some protesters gathered to give their opinion on the issue at our plaza and what is the response from the state maybe some sort of dialogue or explanation as to why they have to turn off the water you know they turned on the high tech quote non lethal weaponry against the protesters they used a system which basically blasted the protesters with sound which sounds but into. and if you mean until you look into it and read that the weapon can cause permanent hearing loss the company even admits this is true at less than fifteen meters we see all across the country so-called non-lethal weapons being used to very harmful and even to well we thought ns but why does this happen because they make breaking up protest easy unsafe for the cops remember in the old days when you had to physically break up protests or things like el read allow any coward to just flip a switch to disperse a crowd with not a drop of blood visible and the fact that it seems not harmful as the police to be justified in using it whenever they want for the sake of the constitution i think
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no police forces should be able to use a spell read technology but that's just my opinion. as f. scott fitzgerald might have said free trade agreements are a racket like the movies and the brokerage business you cannot be honest with admitting that it's constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus the zero . what's happening guys on abby martin and this is breaking the set or we've got a packed show for you today will be covering a ball outbreak in west africa the fallacy of missouri's new right to farm amendment and feature an exclusive interview with sitting member of parliament george galloway about the reason.

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