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antigovernment forces in eastern ukraine pushed the army from ruin towns in a bid to protect shellshocked locals as people try to assess what's been lost. or want to put the cart before the horse we don't have a strategy yet. kurdish forces advance on militants from the islamic state in iraq western officials struggle to find a solution to the rapidly growing threat. george galloway gives an exclusive interview. after being brutally beaten in london for voicing his views on israel.
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it's midday in moscow you're watching international after months of an army offensive eastern ukraine is devastated schools hospitals apartment blocks and houses are either badly damaged or completely destroyed but as anti-government forces drive troops away people are getting the chance to come out of hiding and start rebuilding what's been wrecked. but it was still. very very. even though those who said this is the example you think you used to revisit you might. even. well local fighters are currently carrying out a military operation to protect the population here's how the fighting has been unfolding now lugansk and don yes regions you can see here are the focus of what
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here of course is anti terror operation m t government forces used to control this territory but army troops forced them closer to the regional capital fighters now say this area in orange is what is under their control driving the army out in the past few days they managed to seize around a dozen towns you couldn't your ukrainian army meanwhile is surrounded in several locations as you can see here in the latest incident hundreds of soldiers were encircled but were allowed to leave through humanitarian corridors right now and the government forces are closing in on the port city of mariupol down here they say that they've blocked all the roads leading in and out of that city however no offensive has been planned for national reports on what the civilian population is going through the assault what many feared could happen is happening the constant bombardment of the guns has destroyed buildings and street and
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populated basements. every time we visit we find more people sheltering underground a cold and humid room three meters down is the only place these people feel safe that you know you think you know or that you even heard from government your fellow anything like the indian one that was to. follow you here in the early morning and you don't have. to stay tuned. this is a soviet era bomb shelter builds during the cold war but until now it hadn't been eased. the accountability. of clashes a role so intensifying around the guns goal is to surround the city and cut off the anti-government forces from their bases people from the embattled areas surrounding
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the guns are among those seeking refuge from the fierce fighting which has overwhelmed their homes but you're heading up on to. your flock. to british trio to ship the ocean. obviously the mood in the concert in this way and lot of news for thought but a mission when the call family celebrate the birthday of one of the younger members the also good thing is that they have finally found some kind of safety and it. did meet the studio it is two words put it on one with both of the equipment in order for i said thank you all just a little. bit down. in the not to shake it up andrey used to love playing war like old boys of his age questionable a lot but not anymore. andrey shows me what he found in their back yard after another shelling these tiny and lethal metal guards. sprayed from
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so-called flechette shells internationally banned kids large scale military operation here in eastern ukraine has lost almost five months so far as more destruction is caused and the casualties rise people's pain feeds the endor and many fear when the guns fall silent he plain will not be able to overcome the consequences of what has happened here. in eastern ukraine. in the meantime human rights watch says three hundred civilians have died in a gun since may and in indiscriminate bombings members of the organization just back from the city say many attacks were carried out in populated areas indiscriminate attacks on violation of international law. well on to government leaders and they don't yet see a new ganske regions have set out their position on establishing ties with k f on the conditions that need to be met to get more on that story.
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in iraq kurdish forces are advancing on jihadist states from the islamic states that have occupied the northwest of the country with the help of u.s. asterix and share volunteers they've managed to take over a militant stronghold into syria fighters while western leaders are raising the alarm over possible jihadist attacks on european on american soil as he called it a wider debate over the west taking on the islamic state that is more in a culture of a looks at some of the proposed solutions. as more countries admit they're up against an abstract threats from international fighters join an islamic state it's more important than ever to find a common solution i don't want to put the cart before the horse we don't have a strategy yet there's no point in me asking for. action on the part of congress before i know exactly what it is that is going to be required for us to get the job done. america might not know what to do gets. but germany seems to have an idea to
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spend seventy million euros arming kurdish forces to deter islamic state militants in iraq where it's believed some four hundred radicalize germans are fighting. terrorists seize control over an area to create a base for their reign of terror and to retreat rather fanatics this creates a dangerous it affects our security interests but is getting even more involved a viable way forward i'm not sure if the kurds especially if there are influences from the p.k. k p k k is known to be a terrorist organization p k k it's on the terrorists for both the european union and for the united states if the p.k. is receiving weapons from the germans then i think we are about to repeat a major mistake of arming once again the wrong side here in the u.k. fears have been growing since soldier lee rigby was slaughtered in london now with
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the beheading of an american journalist by a suspected britons taha this and revelations that one of these lawmakers states he financier's was the director of a muslim faith school in the city of birmingham brought so want to feel safe and they want the government to take drastic measures is apparent that people who declare allegiance elsewhere able to return to the united kingdom and pose a threat to our national security we are clear in principle that what we need is a targeted discretionary power to allow us to exclude british nationals from the u k. cameron spline tearing up passwords from door nationals and battle fighters from returning home from foreign conflicts according to you gov two thirds of british people support taking away citizenship from known radicals although it's claimed that hasn't worked before in april two thousand and fourteen the reason may started confiscating passports using the war. so they've been doing this exact measure they're talking about for an extended period of time already in many many cases but
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they we hash here and they bring out is now legislation so that they can look like they're being proactive against the isis issue when really they're just trying failed policies world leaders seemed caught off guard by increasingly militarized and the well funded islamic state to hardest who are stealing a march through iraq and syria while abroad politicians shift nervously to avoid sending their soldiers back into the middle east but delays and in decisiveness could ignite the time bomb that will bring the terrorists to them marina cost of a reporter from london for artsy while the flow of jihadi volunteers from the e.u. a spark some radical ideas from western officials the mayor of london has even proposed labeling anyone who travels to iraq and syria without telling authorities as a terrorist has until they prove their innocence the idea found little support however with more than half of those surveyed saying no to the plan political and social
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commentator mohammedans are believed only a change in foreign policy will help matters firstly the fact that we have this return of control orders and tea p.m.'s i think but before you can we get to that stage people are wondering how when somebody is returning from syria or from the middle east are we going to assess where. radicalization any kind of terrorism or have in fact been fighting as to how do you think the problem has been that our policy on counter radicalization counter extremism has sensibly failed failed to intercept the failed around seven seven it's continued to fail seeing people who are under surveillance going overseas to fight as they see it in an ideological than an intellectual or spiritual jihad overseas so we have a domestic policy which is centered around the home office which is mired in controversy. coming up we look at where the public right in pakistan might see the
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country's pm ousted stay with us. as a different leader in syria now many of the members of congress the both parties who have gone to syria in recent months have said they believe he's a reformer to pre-clear mr president the senate which is diddy's time for him to go . and stability at least to syria is going to be solved a step down. please . by all over my language as well but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports so i'm not you know pushing the know i will leave them to the state department to comment on your latter point of the month to say get to it please or carry out a car as i'm going to talk you know gone. over the radio no more weasel words
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when you veda direct question me prepared for a change when you have to run you should be ready for a. pretty tough speech and a little down to freedom to cost. well it's. a pleasure to have you with us today.
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swaying in the ocean breeze. why it has a little secret a secret the u.s. government would like you know. israel's
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military campaigns against hamas have left the palestinian territory shouted this is the result of the most recent assault thousands of houses wiped out in weeks of conflict you can see that wherever the land was grain is now any shell craters and signed an assessment puts the cost of rebuilding and i was six billion dollars well the un and a number of international organizations have published the figures operation protective edge claimed the lives of more than two thousand palestinians including women and children israel itself lost seventy two people most of them were soldiers seventeen thousand houses were destroyed or badly damaged in the recent campaign and seventy five thousand homes and needed to cover the total housing deficit disaster relief organization linked to the u.n. says it will. more than twenty is to rebuild the infrastructure in the. british
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m.p. george galloway who he believes is to blame for recent events i think that the israeli government is the only responsible side for the recent violence that we've seen what about how they bear responsibility for the violence. well the palestinian resistance has for almost seventy years being trying to restore their country to them up it was wiped off the map and the palestinian people scattered to the four corners of the earth no nobody would accept you wouldn't accept my country wouldn't accept it if foreigners come and steal your country and wipe off the map and take your house and drive you out you're going to struggle to return and it is the illegal moral right of the palestinian people to resist the occupation of the country. and that's the first interview that george galloway gave after being
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attacked in london apparently for his comments on israel he said that story with a nice. i was in the street around seven thirty seven thirty five in the evening it was broad daylight out of nowhere dressed in israel defense force shirt complete with the logo. came a man charging up me cursing and swearing and shouting. support for israel and opposition to my views on israel and then. punches and kicks the man was a pro israel fanatic his facebook morning. and his words he would like to cut my throat. amount of says it like to cut your throat and then dresses for the occasional in an israel defense force. on the street near
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where you live has probably a serious intention to do you harm and you can watch in the now for the latest stories that you will not find in the mainstream media show as monday to friday on r.t. . now known as man's best friend dogs have always accompanied us on our quest sun joining the soviet era they were even used to pave the way to the stars soviet scientists tested the effects of low gravity and high speed launches on the animals now one of the spacesuit is up for auction at an estimated value of eight thousand euros it's believed to have been used by the first space dogs to return safely to earth he looks back at the history of the first space. they're world famous for going to space and back before humans could ever start exploring the cosmos in one thousand nine hundred sixty two strays. made space history by spending over twenty five hours in orbit and making it back home alive the first
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creatures ever sent outside the earth's atmosphere and for such a long time to be for them though dozens of dogs took part in soviet spaceflight experiments and i can tell you without them the u.s.s.r. would have never been able to send the first man into orbit pioneering which is dead and gone for instance became the first to reach the upper levels of the earth's atmosphere but there are twenty minute flight was rough extreme turbulence and zero gravity but they landed safely and alive wasn't so lucky the vehicle decompressed and the animals suffocated but it's mainly because of that incident that space suits were introduced and that led to the first canine spacewalk lisa became the first live animal ever to float outside a craft in a space suit she came back alive and well and gave birth to some healthy puppies to most because trip had an extra twist her landing pad got lost in a storm scientists took two days to find it because a herdsman stall her colored parachute dog was ok but the breakthrough in space
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came with like her mission is also probably the saddest she became the first ever animal to get into orbit but stressed and overheating meant she died a few hours into the flight but let me tell you the scientists involved including the head of the soviet space program took these dogs to heart and cherish them as spence so it was a brief adventure for some of the man's best friends led to some giant leaps for mankind. now staying with something that's also out of this world watching this video you might think it's an alien base being built on earth but have no fear it's the construction of a brand new headquarters for u.s. tech giant head online to learn who owns the space age building. plus a kurdish oil tanker that had been missing for days is located by satellite off the coast of america but online to our website r.t. dot com to find out why the vessel with its hundred million dollars cargo has been avoiding detection. right on the sea.
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first rate. and i think you're. on a reporter's. instrument. in pakistan's capital turmoil has broken out as thousands of people marched on government buildings if ali's two weeks of mass opposition rallies across the country the opposition accuse the prime minister nawaz sharif of rigging last year's general election and demanding he step down we spoke to an expert on pakistan about what's behind the unrest it's quite unfortunate to see that due to repetitive military intervention critique structure and due to corruption in the
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political and civil and military group is a good deal pretty good students could develop and flourish and that has actually we couldn't do pretty practice is what we see in the recent days that is actually a manifestation of people's lack of confidence in democratic practice it's a new really a recently more recently elected government as has been put in just that used to situation we all actually. due in huge to the democratic situation this is rather me as dictated military intervention so yes they're resorting. to. be able to stick. to some more world news now starting in somalia where the us military has carried out a counterterrorism operation against al shabaab militants the pentagon gave no further details about the clandestine operation and didn't say if it was successful
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local media reports suggest u.s. drones fired missiles near a militant stronghold african and somali forces have regained several towns this year but the al qaeda linked groups still hold large areas of the country. star for liberia's largest hospital and go on strike demanding better pay and proper equipment to deal with the ebola outbreak nurses are refusing to return to work until they're supplied with protective suits health workers also protested in sierra leone in guinea meanwhile a suspected case was reported in sweden the first case of a deadly virus was confirmed in senegal last week where most fifteen hundred deaths have been recorded since the outbreak across west africa. morial services continue in beslan in southern russia marking ten years since a terrorist attack on a school there throughout the night candles were lit in remembrance of the more than three hundred victims most of them children and their mothers on tuesday an exhibition devoted to the tragedies planned to take place in the first of september
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two thousand and four and a thousand people were taken hostage by chechen militants and held captive for three days deprived of food and water. and we'll be bringing you more coverage of the memorial events throughout the day also r.t. spoke to the only terrorist survived the beslan atrocity you can hear what he had to say later today here on r.t. international. all this so let us call the data dump and you will be. little use to know. that it's. the. militia. when the. mistress and someone. calls and says and i began to trickle in the piece and there's a lot of much of the concern is citrus and the chimney that murder. ritual.
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now if you find yourself heading to berlin anytime soon you might want to travel light or get a helping hand to carry your luggage because locals in the german capital are demanding a ban on the use of suitcases with whales saying this kind of bad robs them of sleep pay to all of it has the story. every year thousands of tourists flock here to the german capital to pull in this reputation as a cool destination for a city break has seen those numbers increase along with the tourists comes the luggage and one type of luggage in particular is causing consternation in some of the neighborhoods suitcases on wheels combined with cobbled streets has resulted in local residents complaining about the noise late at night and early in the morning in fact there's been so many complaints that the mayor of the region of berlin has actually said the bag should be bombed out right that's not something the tourists
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themselves particularly agree with. i cannot carry heavy items and it would be impossible for me to travel with a twenty kilograms suitcase without. my my opinion it's stupid idea but i don't know the people who live in quotes back problems they have another opinion and so it's their decision but i think one should go through but. i think it's an overreaction it would make no sense to suggest quite so we should be the streets with this new the surface perhaps other possibilities should be looked at first before making this long at times tempers flared over this issue we've seen some graffiti around the city that say things like you are not and even as far as the tourists whether they like them or not needs the tourism industry and invariably those tourists come with suitcases that will have wheels ph all over r.t. germany. next on international what many consider
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a remnant of last century she called a place to be thriving once again we report on the gang wars in the iconic us something that's coming up stay with us. in dunedin florida a young boy named t.j. guerrero is learning how to become an american man the old school way by selling cool drinks at a lemonade stand we hear a lot of lame examples of american exceptionalism from blowhard politicians but the idea of kid tropper nerd ship and the iconic norman rockwell esque lemonade stand is something exceptional and has certainly been good for the nation but for all of his hard work what does t.j. get in return one of his neighbors is trying to shut down his quote illegal
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business that neighbor says the lemonade stand causes traffic noise trash illegal parking which all harms his property values cry me a river we all wonder where to support for the police to come from won't come from people like this will character who need the government to deal with a twelve year old trying to earn yes earn money you know there are some guys who work on cars on the street outside my window and yeah they get loud sometimes but i'm never going to call the cops on them because i'm just happy that some gunmen are still interested in working with their hands in moscow you see a lot of lads at short shorts with chihuahuas it's up to all of us to give each other a break sometimes and not tattle to the state about every little problem but that's just my opinion. your friend posts a photo from a vacation you can. different. the boss
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repeats the same joke of course. poetry. norris. wants to prevent a retaliation after a shootout left a sixteen year old girl dead and two other teenagers. see one of the guys. in here with him then one of his friends. when best. like two weeks ago right about a week ago. last out of the. side of. this is the
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third shoot out eighteen year old liam cunningham got caught up in two years ago a bullet left him a paraplegic this time a bullet went through his left leg. kids killing kids. even a click. but taking a long look oh well be dorna but anybody get a rest. his own story trying to convince leon to stay away from getting. people blocked. you gotta do. is turn. it all away he. added i went to school.

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