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i mean it's only taken. in life there are. a resistance counterattack reverses clears military fortunes in the us with the rising body count in the armed forces sparking protests by soldiers relatives plus . don't want to put the cart before the horse we don't have a strategy yet. 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 british m.p. beaten in his home country for supporting the palestinians in his first interview since the brutal attack george galloway tells r.t. about what happened.
well you watching are to internationalise good to have you company. now after weeks and even months in hiding shell shocked civilians in east ukraine are coming out of their shelters at least in towns no longer targeted by the military swathes of the yeast have been devastated by fighting but some there now have the chance to rebuild what has been destroyed. first the first is human but also for it is very very afraid even though there was a future this is another example you get used to me very much it was so much potential so it was even if you put it well this is a school building indian yet that locals say was hit by government bombardment youngsters from six to sixteen who were supposed to start their school year yesterday and now waiting repairs before classes resume something that could take
months in fact a multitude of schools in used have stayed shut because of because of the damage. already. meanwhile resistance fighters are 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 somewhat the regions of lugansk and in yet seen here are the focus of what here of course is anti terror operation and he government forces used to control this sort of strike part of the map but retreated to regroup closer to the main cities fighters now say is orange area here is under their control that they have essentially driven the army out in the past few days they've managed to seize around a dozen towns ukrainian army is surrounded though in several locations and you can see the circles here where that is happening 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 and they say that they've blocked all the roads leading in and out of the city although no offensive is planned or if an ocean reports now on what the civilian population is going through during kiev's assault. what many feared could happen is happening the constant bombardment of the guns 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 that you know you're going to get or that you even heard from them when you first tell anything like born to the indian what that was to. follow you here in the early morning in the article. you still believe. this is
a soviet era bomb shelter built during the cold war but until now it hadn't been used. because the. clashes are also intensifying around lugansk kiev's goal is to surround the city and cut off the end to government forces from their bases people from the embattled areas surrounding the ganske are among those seeking refuge from the fierce fighting which has overwhelmed their homes by the offending up on the. grounds good luck. did you get a studio to ship the ocean or just an arsenal last march accession of radius of the moon within the confidence wayne la doesn't need for thought that a mission or when the but of course family celebrate the birthday of one of the younger members the also good thing is that they have finally found some kind of safety that will not cheat was look forward year like you did me good at studio it
is two words put it on one with both of the liquid in the water or i see that 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. andrey shows me what he found in their back yard after another shelling these tiny little metal guards are 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 he crane will not be able to overcome the consequences of what has happened here. r.t.
in eastern ukraine. while the rising casualty count in ukrainian military has prompted another protest in kiev by the mothers of drafted soldiers. i've hundreds suspended 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 a guillotine along and threaten sitting deputies inside the parliament one deputy also voiced her discontent but this quickly silence. life got to her personal life out of me a better beat by beat me admit that i got pretty stupid not lice got the right to my put out how does it matter what she did see. but i walk right through the red sea it's quite a party or two they're going to sway me so because good. luck illimitable started putting a green screen out of me you. meanwhile human rights watch says three hundred
civilians have died in the ganske since may as a result of indiscriminate bombing some such apartment blocks like these are the great blames both military and anti government forces carrying out what it describes as unlawful attacks indiscriminate attacks are a violation of international law. and the government leaders in the dinette and against regions have said that their position on. kiev and the conditions that need to be met you can get the details of these at r.t. dot com. fighters in iraq are reclaiming k. 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 the jihadist terror threat has sent shock waves through the western world sparking a heated debate over how europe and the u.s. should deal with the islamic state. 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 in. 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 radicalize germans are fighting by the government down didn't tell terrorists seize control over an area to create a base for their reign of terror and to retreat try to fanatics this creates a danger for us 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 the p.k. case 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. once again the wrong site here in the u.k. fears have been growing since soldier lee rigby all 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 is a poor people who declare allegiance. able to return to united kingdom and pose a threat to our national security. principle what we need is
a toyota discretion 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 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 really bring out as no 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 through iraq and syria while abroad politicians shift nervously to avoid
sending their soldiers back into the middle east but delays 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 it see. some politicians have gone further than others when it comes to suggesting ways of dealing with the tide of westerners joining the islamic states jihad is an example of london went as far as proposing that anyone who travels to iraq in syria without telling the authorities be labeled a terrorist until late prove their innocence the idea has found little support though 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 and by bombing them into submission by. driving them or kidnapping them or sending them to secret prisons around the world by torturing them that 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 not like liason 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 that they can make a change to that foreign policy by being involved in this system we're going to take a quick break but when we come back we'll learn about the sheer scale of the task ahead for the people of gaza and the wake of the israeli offensive that story and more in a couple of minutes. differently here in syria. many of the members of congress of both parties have gone to syria in recent months.
which is diddy's told. to go the peace to syria is going to be so obviously. we're all talking about language as well but i will only react to situations i have read the reports for. the pollution but no i will leave that to the state department to comment on your line of. care because all you're talking no. no more weasel. when you very direct question are you prepared for a change when you run huge be ready for a. freedom of speech. now the freedom to crush.
the israeli's military campaign against hamas is over for now but the battle for palestinians to rebuild their lives has barely begun here's what was left after the assault thousands of homes in ruins after weeks of deadly airstrikes township's raise the ground and only shelled craters and their bridge 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 rockets so let me show you what the u.n. and other international organizations have calculated as the human cost well 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 israel saw seventy two people killed all but six of them were soldiers of seventeen
thousand homes were destroyed or badly damaged in the recent campaign moreover 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 and it's an hour from artie's in the now spoke to palestinian campaign am british m.p. george galloway for his thoughts on the garzon is right to self-defense do you think that the israeli government is the only responsible side for the recent violence that we've seen what about how master they marry responsibility for the violence. well the palestinian resistance has for almost seventy years being trying to restore their country to the map 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 and moral right of the palestinian people to resist the occupation of their country. it is the first in threat from politicians given after being attacked in london apparently his fees on the israeli hamas conflict and he explained what happened that night. 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 short 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. was a pro israel fanatic. is mourning. his words he would like to cut my throat. amount of says it like to cut your throat and then dresses for the israel defense force to show up. on the street near where you live probably a serious intention to do you harm and then i was back later today here in our live and interact with anita now if your news and your reactions. are people who dress up their pets have some pretty out of this world i.d.'s at times but here is the real deal for around eight thousand euro as you could get this original soviet space designed for adults it was used to train a pair of four legged space explorers and it's up for auction this month where he
has 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 they 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 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 moshe's 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 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. things got so tense during the cold war that the 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 we reached the bering strait we've got that story for you right now at r.t. dot com also there the mexican mystery of the lethal lagoon experts are puzzled as to why tons of dead fish of washed up on shore for the fourth time. the turmoil in pakistan's capital shows little sign of abating with people marching on government buildings there have been two weeks of mass opposition rallies in islamabad accusing the prime minister of rigging last year's general election and demanding and demanding he steps down we are asked to 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 groups receive. pretty good students couldn't look
at slightly and that has actually didn't do pretty practices what we see in the recent days that is actually a manifestation of people so that of confidence in democratic practices a newly a recently more recently elected government has has been put into just situation which you actually do when you go 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. thanks being with r.t. today let's have a quick look at some other world news now six militants have been killed in somalia in a u.s. counterterrorism operation against the al-shabaab network it's still unknown if the attack eliminated the group's leader who was reportedly traveling in one of the
vehicles targeted the pentagon gave no further details about the operation the strike comes after a suspected al shabaab members attempted to free stream is held in one of the capital's prisons. mexico's capital has seen thousands turn out against the president pushing through a series of crucial reforms from education to energy teaches anger is focused on changes in how they are chosen for jobs and school funding energy reform the center on plans to open up the market to foreign firms but critics say that will spur corruption and capital flight the demonstrators call for a national strike to start on sunday. elsewhere heavy rains flooding and landslides in southwest china have killed at least ten people while thirty others are missing delhi says 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 storms causing widespread power cuts beijing is also on storm alert.
but more services are being held during a second day of mourning in beslan southern russia marking ten years since a terrorist attack on a school there throughout the night candles were lit in remembrance of the 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 on 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. while the only terrorist who have survived the beslan 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 today will have more coverage two of the memorial events.
something of an arms race is going on inside the u.s. triggered by washington sanctions against russia the target the iconic kalashnikov make it prompting gun lovers to clean the shelves of dealers around the country in a bid to buy up all the remaining rifles with made in russia stamped on them r.t. spoke to one gun shop owner about why he can't imagine life without an a k forty seven by sight. it's a very reliable and robust firearm also want to merica we have a very large aftermarket parts availability so we can customize name that we have each individual wants the general american populace well it doesn't necessarily
have the same stance on international politics as the administration so we like possessions we like things the russian aka happens to be the best may take a available market and this is why we like the russian aka we don't want to buy something that was made say in bulgaria which is not of the same quality just because of where it was manufactured. if you find yourself heading to berlin anytime soon you might want to travel light or get a helping hand to carry your luggage that's because locals in the german capital demanding a ban on the use of seat cases with wheels saying this kind of baggage robs them of sleep artie's peter oliver has got a 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
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 probably 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 it's a piece of 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 peter all over r.t. germany. coming next here on r.t. international the gang wars terrorizing the u.s. city of chicago where more young people are mooted than anywhere else in america. as the media leave us so we leave that maybe. the scene push to secure the play your party there's a. clear shoes that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from . politics only of our team.
i'm abby martin the stories we cover here are not going on here in iraq that our big story the extra headline same time there's a reason they don't want international airport that we should all be completely outraged and let's break the set. your friend post a photo from a vacation you can't afford. to different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course. your ex-girlfriend still tends to rejection poetry keep. norris. we post only one. out r.t. facebook. chicago three million people the third largest city in the united states home of the loops al capone and barack obama. obama got his start here working first as
a social worker then a law professor. he cut his political teeth on the streets of chicago before being elected illinois senator then president of the united states. in two thousand and eight three fourths of secada ones voted for obama this democratic stronghold capsule ates the great challenges facing the u.s. cutting spending to balance the deficit budget. investing in education on health care while decreasing military spending because americans have been at war for the past eleven years. as they are reminded every year on memorial day ramadan a well the former white house chief of staff and obama's right hand man has run chicago for the past eighteen months chicago and its mayor and the entire community on our soldiers killed in combat they come together around this woman mahdi.