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to picture of today's. oldies from around the globe. drop. the resistance counterattack reverses kiev's military fortunes in the east with the rising body count in the armed forces sparking protests by soldiers relatives plus . i don't want to put the cart before the horse we don't have a strategy you have kurdish forces push back against the advance of islamic state fighters as western leaders try to thrash out a plan to keep the jihadist threat at bay. and the british m.p. fleet in his home country for supporting the palestinians in his first interview since the brutal attack george galloway tells us about what happened.
there it's nice to have a company with international. now after weeks and even months in hiding shellshocked video ends in the east of ukraine a coming out of their shelters at least in towns no longer targeted by the military swathes of the east have been devastated by fighting but some there now have the chance to rebuild what's been destroyed. first you first didn't want to still vote for it is very very. pretty even though there are some who says that this is a true w.b. usually very much a privilege to fulfill the most essential city in the world but even if it. were resistance fighters are now in the middle of a counterattack that has significantly reshaped the front lines putting kiev and its troops on the back foot so let's take a look now at how the battle lines have shifted the regions of brigands can then
yet seen here are the focus of what kiev calls his anti terror operation anti-government forces used to control the strike part of this map but retreated to regroup closer to the main cities biters now say this orange area is under their control and that they've essentially driven the army out within the past few days they've managed to seize around a dozen towns and ukrainian army is surrounded in several locations the circles you can see here in all thousands of soldiers are reportedly encircled but many have been 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 they've blocked all the roads leading in and out of the city there are no offensive is planned refinish no reports now on what the civilian population is going through during kiev's assault what many feared could happen each happening in the constant bombardment of lugansk has destroyed buildings empty street and 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. thank you ladies like you or that you even heard from back when your fellow anything like it is the only one that was likely to. follow you here in the early morning needless. to say the least. this is a soviet era bomb shelter builds during the cold war but until now it hadn't been used. the accountability. clashes are also intensifying around lugansk kiev's goal is to surround the city and cut off the anti-government forces from their bases people from the embattled
areas surrounding the guns are among those seeking refuge from the fierce fighting which has overwhelmed their homes by the affair not done to. make a summer to jupiter studio to ship the ocean or. obviously a movie to the concert miss wayne la diving for the up on a mission when the but of course family celebrate the birthday one of the younger members the also good thing is that they have finally found some kind of safety that will not was look forward year like you did me good at studio it is two words put it on one with both of the look when a lot of people i said thank you are all just little and how did she sound. enough to shake you andree used to love playing war like old boys of his age questionable a lot but not anymore. andry shows me what he found in their back
yard after another shelling these tiny and lethal metal guards as sprayed from so-called flechette shells which are internationally banned gives 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 ukraine will not be able to overcome the consequences of what has happened here refinishing r.t. in eastern ukraine. well the rising casualty count in the ukrainian military has prompted another protest in kiev by the mothers of drafted soldiers. hundreds descended on the parliament demanding their sons fathers and husbands return home they also call for an end to what they see as rampant corruption and incompetence in the military to make their point the protesters even brought along
a guillotine and threaten fifteen deputies inside the parliament one deputy also voiced their discontent but was quickly silence. life got to whatever still lie to me about to be beat me admit that i'm not pretty stupid not to lie it's a good idea my grandmother should be mad when she didn't see it but i walk right through the euro she supported our troops are going to sway me so because i look really matter of us not to put a green screen out of me you. mean while human rights watch says three hundred civilians have died in the ganske since may as a result of indiscriminate bombing searches on the sort of apartment blocks the great plains both kiev's military and government forces for carrying out what it describes as unlawful attacks indiscriminate attacks are a violation of international law. and the government leaders in the i'm against regions have said that their position on establishing ties with kiev and the
conditions that need to be met you can get the details on that at r.t. go call. kurdish fighters in iraq are reclaiming key territory from islamic state extremists in the northwest of iraq aided by u.s. airstrikes and volunteer fighters they've managed to seize a militant stronghold killing two senior radicals in the offensive meanwhile but you had this terror threat essential quavers through the western world sparking a heated debate over how europe and the u.s. should deal with the islamic state parties moon. looks at some of the proposals. 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 . america might not know what to do gets but germany seems to have an idea to spend seventy million euros arming kurdish forces to deter islamic state militants in iraq where it's believed some four hundred radicalized germans are fighting. terrorists seize control over an area to create a base for their reign of terror and to retreat try the 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. the p.k. kane's known to be a terrorist organization 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 being once again the wrong side here in the u.k.
fears have been growing since soldier lee rigby was slaughtered in london now with the beheading of an american journalist by a suspected this and revelations that one of these lawmakers he financier's was the director of the muslim faith school in the city of birmingham brought so want to feel safe and they want the government to take drastic measures it is apparent that people who declare allegiance elsewhere able to return to the united kingdom and pose a threat to our national security we're 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 passports 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 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 they we and they bring it out as now legislation so 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 harvest who are stealing a march in syria while abroad politicians shift nervously to avoid sending their soldiers back into the middle east but delays that in the size of this could ignite the time bomb that will bring the terrorists to them marina cost of a reporter from london for artsy or some politicians have gone further than others when it comes to suggesting ways of dealing with the tide of westerners joining islamic states jihad is an example of london went as far as proposing that anyone who travels to iraq and syria without telling the authorities be labeled
a terrorist until they prove their innocence the idea has found little support the head of the muslim public affairs committee in the u.k. believes british foreign policies have led to such radicalization. sims in that region are no longer willing to accept what they think is an unjust order by bombing them into submission by. driving them or kidnapping them or sending them to secret prisons around the world by torturing them their only reinforces that the belief within the muslim world that something is wrong and nothing is going to stop these guys unless as these groups that like glycine are saying unless you take up on so why are we giving you more of the same something needs to change and that is we need to adjust our foreign policy make it ethical and be teach young muslims we can deal with the british problem here that they can make a change to that foreign policy by being involved in this system. off the bright
we'll tell you about the sheer scale of the task ahead for the people of gaza in the wake of the israeli offensive that story more in a couple of minutes. there's a different leader in syria now many of the members of congress of both parties who have gone to syria in recent months has said they believe he's a reformer of the of mr president the senate which is diddy's time for him to go. and still be at least to syria is going to be the softest of the. elite. but all told you my language as well but i will only react to situations as i have read the reports so i'm likely to put the no i will leave them to the state department
to comment on your latter point of the month to say to mr kerry every car is on the docket no going to. hold a job no more weasel words when you veda direct question are you prepared for a change when you throw a punch be ready for a. pretty speech and a little bit on the freedom to cross. again israel's military campaign against hamas is over for now but the battle for palestinians to rebuild their lives has barely begun is what was left after the assault thousands of homes in ruins after weeks of deadly airstrikes townships razed to the ground only shelled craters and deborah remain officials estimate the cost of rebuilding at over six billion dollars and efforts to restore garza will be
hampered by the blockade imposed by israel that severely restricts imports of building materials over fears they could be used by hamas to build cross border tunnels and rocket so let me show you what the u.n. and other international organizations have calculated as the human cost operative operation protective edge left more than twenty one hundred palestinians dead including children the u.n. puts the number of civilian victims at sixty nine percent of the total killed in israel saw seventy two people killed all but six of them were soldiers seventeen thousand homes were destroyed or badly damaged in the recent campaign war over garza now has a housing deficit of something like seventy five thousand homes following the israeli offensive disaster relief organization linked to the u.n. says it will take more than twenty years to rebuild the infrastructure at least an hour from artie's in the now i spoke to palestinian campaign and british m.p.
george galloway who explained why garza's have the right to defend their land. i think that the israeli government is the only responsible side for the recent violence that we've seen what about how did they bear responsibility for the violence. well the palestinian resistance has for almost seventy years being trying to restore their country it took them up it was wiped off the map and the palestinian people scattered to the four corners of the. nobody would accept you wouldn't accept my country wouldn't accept it. 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 their country. the veteran politician is given after being attacked in london apparently on the israeli hamas conflicts he explained to me what
happened. 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 shot complete with. came. up to me cursing and swearing and shouting. support for israel and opposition to my views on israel and then. punches and kicks. israel fanatic. morning. his words he would like to cut my throat. amount of says he'd like to cut your throat and then dresses for the occasion in an israel defense force. on the street near where you live has probably
a serious intention to do you. in the now is back later today on r t live and interactive with an eastern hour with your news and your reactions. by people who dress up their pets have some pretty out of this world ideas at times but here is the real deal for around eight thousand euros you could get this original soviet space suit designed for dogs it was used to train a pair of four legged space explorers and it is up for auction this month your piece as their historic heroic story. 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 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 could 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 strip 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 though but the breakthrough in space 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 spent so it was a brief adventure for some of the man's best friends led to some giant leaps for mankind. well things got so tense during the cold war that united states made sure everyone was on board even training up citizens spies by teaching residents in alaska to become agents behind enemy lines if the soviets breached the bering strait we've got that story for you at r.t. dot com and also that the mexican mystery of the leaf good supposal of as to why tons of dead fish have washed up on shore for a fourth time. the turmoil in pakistan's capital shows little sign of abating with thousands of people marching on government buildings that have been two weeks of mass opposition rallies in
islamabad accusing the prime minister of rigging last year's general election and demanding he steps down we are pakistan affairs expert about what could be behind the unrest. it's quite unfortunate to see that to do to repeat it military intervention bureaucratic structure and due to corruption in the political and civil and military group received. democratic institutions couldn't develop and flourish and that has actually we couldn't do pretty practices what we see in the recent days that is actually a manifestation of people's lack of confidence in democratic practices a newly a recently more recently elected government has has been put into such as to situation which you hold actually do any good to the democratic situation democratic practices in pakistan rather me if as the stated military intervention so yes the result warning sign didn't use
a lot of concern about how long the government would be able to sustain. let's have a quick look at some other international news now scores of people have been killed by boko haram militants as well as cesar nigerian town of barmah of civilians have fled the area around the serjeant's insurgency has intensified after it declared an islamic state in the tangs control. mexico's capitalising thousands turn out against the president pushing through a series of crucial reforms from education to energy teaches anger was focused on changes on how they are being chosen for jobs and school funding energy reform sent from plans to open up the market to foreign firms but critics say it will spur corruption and capital flight demonstrators called for a national strike to start on sunday. and heavy rains flooding and landslides in southwest china have killed at least ten people while thirty others are missing the
deluge has led to significant damage to homes and farms and for some twenty thousand people to evacuate elsewhere other parts of china are also being battered by store. causing widespread power cuts and beijing is also on storm alert. elsewhere six minutes of being killed in somalia in a u.s. counterterrorism operation against the al-shabaab network it's still unknown if the if the attack eliminated the group's leader who was reportedly traveling in one of the two vehicles targeted the pentagon gave no further details about the operation the strike comes after a suspected al shabaab members attempted to freak stream is held in one of the capital's prisons. memorial services are being held during a second day of mourning in beslan southern russia marking ten years since a terrorist attack on a school where throughout the night candles were lit in remembrance of three hundred plus victims most of them children and their mothers during the day an
exhibition of children's paintings devoted to the tragedy has been taking place the first of september in two thousand and four chechen militants stormed the school planted explosives and held over a thousand people hostage for three days depriving them of food and water. the only terrorist to have survived the best massacre is serving life behind bars r.t. spoke to him we hear what he had to say about the slaughter of so many innocent people later this more have more coverage of the memorial events throughout the day.
now something of an arms race is going on inside the u.s. triggered by washington sanctions against russia these target the iconic kalashnikov prompting gun lovers to clean the shelves of dealers around the country and the bid to buy up all the remaining rifles with made in russia stamped on them he spoke to one gun shop owner about why he can't imagine life without an a k forty seven by his side it's a very reliable robust fire also want to merck we have a very large aftermarket parts. of the so we can customize name that we know each individual wants the general american public doesn't necessarily have the same stance on international politics as the administration so we'd like sessions we like things the russian aka happens to be the best maybe. market this is why we like the russian ha we don't want to buy something that was made say
in bulgaria which is not of the same quality just because we are. if you find yourself heading to berlin and in time soon you might want to travel light or get a helping hand to carry your luggage and that's because locals in the german capital are demanding a ban on the use of seat cases with a plea deal saying this kind of baggage robs them of sleep peter all of this got the story. every year thousands of tourists flock here to the german capital but billions reputation as a cool destination for a city break has seen those numbers increase along with the tourists comes to luggage and one type of luggage in particular is causing consternation in some 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 banned right that's not something the tourists 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 all the people who live in quotes back 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 a wheels of pave the streets with this move 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. thanks being with us today up next as promised an interview with the any terrorist he was conscious to live to in the beslan school sing which. 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 trumper nerd ship and the iconic norman rockwell esque lemonade stand is something very 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 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.