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british police say being arrested in connection with friday's bomb blasts on a london underground train the terror attack in the u.k. this year also. in a show of defiance against the spanish government casa loma officials meet to voice their support for the region's upcoming independence referendum large crowds of people have also turned out to show their commitment to secession. a u.n. security council holds an emergency meeting over north korea's missile launches the
international community looks for new ways to. live in the. movie. just after seven am in houston the midday in reykjavik three in the afternoon right here in moscow wherever you're joining us from right across the globe welcome to our two international our top story this hour british police say they have arrested an eighteen year old mum in connection with friday's rush hour a bomb blast on the london underground islamic state claimed it was responsible the incident is being treated as the u.k.'s fifth terror attack this year an improvised explosive device an i.e.d. went off inside a cheap. train at eight twenty in the morning local time explosion resulting
stampede left twenty nine injured including a young child witnesses describe having seen a fireball shoot through the carnage the national threat level has now been raised to its highest critical meaning an attack is expected imminently list city's mayor previously said that living with the threat of terrorism is simply something londoners have to accept that was a year ago the words preceded a deadly wave of violence on terror in the u k. you won't succeed and you want to fight us we will be cowed by terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean chris number. across.
the attempts to. make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. and. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of. londoners will see an increased police presence today and over the course of the next few days no reason to be a law. that is will see an increased number of peaceable police.
looks now at the spate of attacks britain us witnessed in twenty seven. yet another terrorism related incident in the u.k. a twenty seventeen pandemic of terror with this now the fifth and every attack demands more security measures and public vigilance around you are you. following the van attack on westminster bridge they put up concrete barriers to prevent a similar salt earlier this month london's metropolitan police came up with another measure to stop the vehicles targeting large crowds steel spikes road mats to be rolled out a big events but just days after the announcement london was hit by a different kind of attack. the weapon this time was concealed in a simple plastic bag and bucket and left on the tube during rush hour cordoned off
behind me is the area where the fifth terror related incident to shake the u.k. in recent months took place early friday morning in a train topped with commuters were a homemade device partially detonated commuters described the scene as a stampede with people running for their lives say men were shouting run run so we all piled off the train and just ran for our lives we were literally running for our lives and i saw for a second i'm about to die a bomb is about to go off if you are jumping over what old boy like but the other trees asian with a beautiful bump and go into this these children into of the people. that you understand another terror attack has slipped by the authorities but the location this time has left many shocked and questioning where they go from here so we see crossing the screen if you don't think so i haven't but that's the show so it's natural it's kind of flying that anybody. can do anything like that we're not taking this that way like let's take let's walk it's kind of scary as authorities
investigate this latest incident to see what should and could have been done the attackers seem to be one step ahead creating a new unnerving and unpredictable norm and. r.t. london. two other world news this hour hundreds of council on officials are meeting to show their support for the upcoming independence referendum in a clear show of defiance against polish rule large crowds have also gathered outside the city council building in barcelona to voice their commitment. i strongly opposes the independence push launched on the not best vacation to seven hundred twelve castle on version all who pledged their support for the campaign. the referendum is set to take place. for. the greatest been doing everything in its
power to scupper it in the government's latest move to block the cuts alone your region's upcoming referendum police raided a printing house to polish authorities have also told catalan media outlets that they must stop publishing content down on virtue relating to the independence pledge the country's prime minister has praised the work being done to stop. it is necessary to congratulate him particularly the civil guard today they have seized more than one hundred thousand cattle on government propaganda posters. last week the spanish constitutional court suspended legislation passed in the capital on parliament which paves the way for the vote this friday barcelona the region's capital was given forty eight hours to sign an agreement guaranteeing that public money will not be spent on the referendum otherwise spain will take control over part of council his budget not
a single year of the catalans will be directed toward them illegal referendum that is wanted but if you. or perhaps not so few actually according to numerous polls as many as fifty percent of. are in favor of independence one we spoke to see madrid's treatment of shows the mocker sea is in a bad way and. i think it's very sad it's more than just indignation to see the democratic degeneration of the spanish state and this feels bad this is what we regret most of all but that's all we are com we have a lot of work to do in the municipalities and we'll continue working for the people that's what is important for us the majority of the members of the parliament of the. parliament are in favor of the up and learns eighty percent of the cattle and six and ship is in favor of their referendum of several terminations to ask
catalans if they want or not but the referendum by without despondence a state because that's what we want we don't do it unilaterally because we want to hide anything. they keep offering the spanish to state. to be a voice. in these democratic exercise but it's up to them. we've been reporting these two russian children who were rescued from it's all territories in iraq they have not been reunited with their families after an arctic campaign called bring them home treats the children. thank you very much you know but. i. bet if. you. found
a video and would recognize the man or the doctor say he's all right we need some psychological treatment he will get better. it was painful at first then we felt joy we knew that we found him this news we still have there are no words to describe it it was so hard to find garge that we found him and you brought him back to us. or. were initially taken to a buying down orphanage after they were rescued from territory previously held by ice all in the city of mosul both physical injuries they were too traumatized to talk about their experiences but it's thought lost his mother un probers in the
fight. so two more youngsters finally home after their relative saw her plea but many more are still stuck in iraq and the campaign to help them continues . dear is aware a syrian city that's been on the brink and which is now almost free of the scourge of islamic state the following is the latest video that we've received from there where government troops with russia's backing are battling to drive the remaining pockets of extremist militants well the city spent three long years under islam expects siege and then on the fifth of september the walls lifted humanitarian convoys were soon delivering aid to the people. suffering there. as the syrian government regains territory peace talks being held in the capital astana have also seen progress rock as they have spoke to me right here on face.
the talks an astronaut now over and every school to me is that he sides involved the syrian government as well as the rebels and the three sponsor countries that is russia iran and turkey have agreed on the establishment of flexion zones in syria where the fighting is fiercest between rebels and the syrian government three countries that have agreed to guarantee the deacon flexions whom studies russia again turkey and iran will have more misses on the ground watching for any cease fire violations and taking action and as necessary newsies decon flexion zones will be set up in egypt in aleppo here in the taqiyya in. in the south of syria as well as in homs province these a an area is again where the clashes between the syrian government and the rebels.
and where civilians have borne the brunt of all this suffering that they have had to have to endure the u.n. envoy to syria stefan de mistura as well as the russian ambassador who is just optimism again and they said that if the swoopes that this will be a big relief for the people of syria. perhaps there will in geneva we will be continued talking and not only talking but taking action on the humanitarian of victims which is a natural consequence of difficult more difficult more human and. we consider the establishment of the deescalation zones to be a major milestone it has served as the light at the end of the tunnel for the syrian people and made them feel more secure it gives hope for progress in the near future it's worth mentioning that the sticking with de confliction zooms on to a new idea they have been implemented by russia and the united states and by and large they have worked nevertheless it's important to bear in mind that there are
sides factions nusra front here in aleppo in egypt who will try to spoil and try to ruin the decomp fiction areas to cease fires as they have in the past so it will be important to watch for that. in syria while martin j. is a lebanon on based journalist who specializes in the region and it is good to have you back on the program martin how important is this agreement on deescalation zones first and foremost essentially those boundaries finally being agreed upon. well it's not just the boundaries it's also those particular. tiny enclaves within these areas you know the flashpoints which will correspond alluded to earlier i think it's critically important think it's really encouraging to the russians are particularly moving for it quickly to try and get some sort of resolution signed
and implemented in a reason why is because that there is a real danger in syria that now that the acid regime forces have more or less swept across the country are just finishing off in the last eastern corner of the country and that they've got more time and more resources now and there's a very real danger that some of the generals within the army may well start looking to start scuffles with s.t.'s forces at essentially kurdish american backed forces and that's already happening to some extent with a war of words in doors or problems with both sides exchanging fierce threats to one another across the banks of the euphrates so there is a certain urgency and i think the russians are aware of that because russia as well as iran and to some extent turkey but not so much all have an agenda in syria they want to get on with syria they want to look forward to peace and actually rebuild the country so we're i think about it is a very important and what's your question but it's well we'll see what happens in
the next few days there's still quite a number of ambiguities about the deal of a need to tackle one of the aspects is something we've been talking about for years is to effectively separates the moderate opposition those who actually are. agreeing upon to to a peaceful opposition and terrorists who have infiltrated their ranks the likes of chipotle newsroom of course is still going to be issues now that. opt to write. your will sharm is the al qaeda coalition if you like in italy province which is part of. you know what some of the fiercest groups. outside of what we've been used to with the sort of fights of the guys so i mean that's going to be a real issue they're not going to give up very easily. but you also have raised a very important point of the f.s.a. soldiers which we've called rather kindly i think over the years
a moderate rebels nor was moderate in in all cases but the big question will will hang over them you know what are they to do they get some sort of a peace deal with they give up their arms and go back to their villages for so long turkey has been. running them and giving them instructions so there's also an issue there i mean it must have been quite fascinating to have turkey around the same table with iran and syria imagine the atmosphere of those of those one of those own people in the same room when you consider that the f.s.a. at the very beginning if you cast your mind back to two thousand leavenworth the forefront of the war against us so well there's a lot to do there but i think the real issue will be this are qaeda coalition you know do you fight them do you kill them or do you strike a deal with them aap in the in the north west of the country near the turkish border is a deliberate and it's seen a lot of recent trouble given that a lot of territory there is still under all news for
a control how do you think it's going to work there. well i i think that some point we're going to be looking at some sort of a clash and i think come probably the russians iranians realized i mean we've already we've already heard from the opposition groups that uncomfortable about iranian troops being on the ground this is quite unprecedented you know to have a range in troops in some sort of a peacekeeping role almost like a u.n. mandate i'm alongside turks. so i think we're breaking into new boundaries then i think in a certain point there is going to be some sort of confrontations no point. it's just a question of whether it could be contained. can play a critical role because to turkey of course also has a completely different agenda. compared to syria and iran which is that it actually wants to use the entire province as a sort of a launching platform against kurdish potential uprising in the future which is
something which is the beginning to get recognized by regional leaders more and more each day martin thanks as always martin jay lebannon based journalist speaking to us from beirut. the u.n. security council has held an emergency meeting after north korea's latest ballistic missile launch will bring up to speed in about ninety seconds. first. what politicians do. put themselves on the line they get accepted or rejected. so when you want the president. to go to the press this is what the three of them all. interested in the war.
to national community continues lee emphasize about one theoretical united iraq this is a slogan maybe an approach to the politicians but in reality on the ground iraqis are. united and he has courage to be blamed school what is happening in the rest of iraq under the direct wrong directions that iraq has gone through. twenty minutes past three pm this afternoon here in moscow welcome back the un security council house condemned the latest north korean missile test that an emergency closed door session its called old members to fully implement previously
agreed sanctions the meeting was called after pyongyang fired a ballistic missile over japan on friday photos of the launch have since been released by the north's media with no new approach to the crisis as agreed upon russia's ambassador to the u.n. security council said we are seeing quote a vicious cycle of aggression. we were discussing for a while that would it in a vicious circle where. it is illusion a provocation pro occasion it is a delusion that another provocation oh and we were going to play things many people raise an issue that we have to think maybe out of the books what does seem the current sanctions on military drills are failing to bring about a positive breakthrough on the peninsula.
this is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country and a generation. these sanctions will cut deep with. today's resolution builds on what we're already the deepest cutting sanctions ever leveled against north korea those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen. harvard university has retracted an invitation for chelsea manning to become
a visiting fellow at sais the offer made to the former military intelligence analyst and whistleblower was a mistake well the announcement comes after the cia's director mike pompei a pole died of a plum appearance at the university because of the proposal he say's harvard's offer it legitimizes quote treason this actions chelsea manning most behind the release of hundreds of thousands of classified u.s. government documents she was charged with espionage after humming them to wiki leaks and twenty ten was sentenced to thirty five years in prison that was commuted however in the last days of barack obama's presidency she was eventually released in may of this year.
after her invitation to become a visiting fellow was withdrawn mulling called america a police states where the cia determines what is taught in schools and universities we spoke to former british and u.s. intelligence officers about the controversy bay told us that the situation is shameful for both harvard and the cia academic institutions especially the independent this this be academically rigorous and they're supposed to want to investigate the truth however inconvenient it is and hard it is one of the best in the world allegedly say saying it would have the guts to stand up for the principles of truth telling proper investigation proper research and this is something i think someone with chelsea manning's background to contribute it to so much and the fact that they put out the invitation and then rescinded it in
a few days because of political pressure you think they would have sources tell us ahead of time and i'm sure that the leadership in harvard probably did sound out the authorities and were told it was ok and for someone to throw a hissy fit in the back rooms of some intelligence agency somewhere who think tickly spiteful vindictive to what the whistleblower this is a shameful situation. harvard and other educational institutions depend very heavily on government funds and are heavily influenced by what we call the deep state harvard has has been a dominant in the billions of dollars but i guess they feel they still need all the government money that comes another. ways to support this or that institute none of them study torture techniques or any of the other abuses that pump aoe is favoring here. children have died in a fire at a summer camp in the ukrainian city of odessa according to local police another
child is still missing several more people are said to be hurt as well the fire broke out in a dormitory block during the night a hundred and fifty young people were at the camp at the time forty who were in the building where the blaze took place all the survivors have been if i created from the site it's believed to have been caused by an electrical fault being brought under control monday at some eyewitness accounts of what happened.
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