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headline news the russian defense ministry denies allegations of civilian casualties in its air raids in syria releasing video of strikes on militant targets in. failing to find any trace of russian hackers interfering in the german election now the media speculating. that. the u.s. president's online insult is a declaration of war. in
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moscow first few updates on syria to talk to you about the russian defense ministry has released video of its strikes against targets in the syrian province of idlib that's while there have been allegations of civilian casualties from the raids details earlier from. the so-called syrian observatory for human rights has once again claimed that the russian and syrian airplanes are targeting the residential areas inside this deer in the sea and that a number of civilians have been killed as a result they have been particularly talking about the troubled region of the north of syria russia's defense ministry has once again denied these allegations saying that the nation is uniquely targeting the jihadists bases and underground storage units and equipment bases and to be located outside the cities and they have supported their claims by releasing the very deuce show in the moments of the
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attacks and you can see the pictures right now and it's clear you can see that these are not to residential areas targeted the russian defense ministry has also added that all the attacks always follow a detailed research over the situation on the ground and they also have information that these particular bases could be involved in the attack on the russian military police in syria last week remember three policemen then were seriously injured and that was a very serious situation but the russian and syrian military have launched account of creation and the jihadists have been stopped the syrian observatory for human rights it's been the go to place for a lot of noise out of this house and they've made these kind of allegations before that's not for the first time that we hear such allegations from the syrian observatory for human rights and i believe not the last on russia's defense ministry though has said it has serious doubts over the credibility of these organizations the claims made by the observatory science and anonymous witnesses.
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are traditionally founded and serve as an informational smokescreen for the actions of oil. and russia's defense ministry is not the only one to question the credibility of the syrian observatory for human rise interesting that just recently we heard almost similar concerns from the commander of the. american coalition inferior the general has said that the claims made by syrian observatory for human rights are often unsupported by fact b. to irony here is that this very daniel has been appointed they supposed under obama administration that as you remember had always referred to syrian observatory for human rights as a very credible source of information yes it comes from from credible aid. agencies like the world health organization like doctors without borders like the syrian observatory for human rights we have earlier been able to speak to the head of syrian observatory for human rights as you know this is an organization based in london and so far away friends theory and there are not many people involved in the
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research and he told us he hasn't been to syria since the year two thousand. we are under attack simply because we tell the truth about what's going on in syria apparently nobody wants to hear the truth do you know these people working in syria hundreds you see personally you mention money just no political standing naturally plays a certain role two people may have totally different interests can you really trust all of them. i know all of the activists working for the syrian observatory for human rights you keep saying that you know all these people personally when was the last time you went to syria. the last time i was in syria was in two thousand. another development for guarding syria's province in an incident that happened earlier this year russia says that it's got evidence that terrorists were behind april's chemical attack in can shake to remind you about numbers differ but more
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than eighty people were told have been killed in that chemical attack on april fourth in the rebel held town of many western powers blamed the incident on the syrian government and resulted in the u.s. launching that air strike some fifty nine missiles on a syrian base where the chemicals were allegedly stored earlier this month the u.n. issued a report blaming the assad government although they never visited the scene of the attack or that base russia's foreign ministry also said that the security situation allowed for experts to inspect those sites months ago yet they still refused to do so. another development meanwhile the russian military is managed to establish a bridge over the euphrates river near the city of deer and thought the battle for the city is not yet over but humanitarian convoys are now regularly delivering aid the locals can finally get basic food that they haven't seen since i saw their city children they're seeing some kind of fruit for the first time in their lives. as the details what these people have been through is indescribable. and saw.
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how the little out of sight. in the way he did it. can. we can hear about it we can read about it watch it but we won't truly understand but it ought to be. money made. but one that has no i mean. as always it was the young and the elderly hit hardest that died first and then again most of them are ok let's do it do it. how do you know did i do agree insulin is to me. sound i know. maybe should be ok if it wasn't hunger it was isis shelling if not that i lack of medicine but the city survived life even did as or is still far from normal but at least they won't be starving to
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death and the more gone of the times when people would fight to the death over scraps of food now convoys are coming in day and night with food with medicine as well as things like vegetables fruits candies these are things that the people of that has or haven't seen for three long years and i demand a new ad to my a bill of one any. issue for ninety nine was my off when i designed a microphone was what i for syrians all know what dead is or has been through and the nation's heart goes out to its citizens even the older kids can't remember eating anything that wasn't grown locally. or. just a few. pieces. of
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course news that someone was giving out free but not as quickly spread at first it was a dozen children. then it was dozens and dozens. of . the more enthusiastic children ate the skins before realizing that something wasn't quite right well it was worth it just to see the smiles and the yasuni do. it was the final lesson and there are still plenty of challenges isis still holds a small part of the city is also reconstruction providing clean water and fuel but despite all that this is a city born again more i guess do you have see from syria
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now if you've been watching r.t. in recent weeks you'll know that we've been campaigning to help find the families of children whose parents joined islamic state terrorists in iraq a few days ago there were new arrivals at an orphanage in baghdad now as in previous cases most of the children have been left psychologically damaged by what they've gone through but also a teenager who was married to a militant here are some of their stories. it's nice she did way out of the thirty.
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and so on the field first a lot of stuff to put them on i'm going to. be as a. sister nice anyways. the german election results of stirred up a divided public reaction i'm going to merkel securing
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a fourth term as challenged as being someone i was shadowed by the success of the right wing alternative to germany party which of course gets its first ever seats in the bundestag now activists from both sides of the political divide gathered once those preliminary results came out on monday evening there was also a rally in the city of preston by a.f.p. supporters from the and to islam peggy to the wild and how bird. until they have activists marched against the part of success accusing them of xenophobia and racism and sexism while some experts blame angela merkel for the rise of the f.t. others haven't hesitated to blame it on the now infamous russian hackers although most media fail to find any evidence that they in any way influence the election news to go everyone suspicious.
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it's. looks next to the wider claims against supposed russian online interference in foreign elections the russian meddling predictions fell flat when it came to the german election despite the initial hysteria. we don't see that putin has meddled in the election campaign maybe they didn't try maybe it's still coming allegations of russian controlled automated accounts promoting a.f.d. hashtags and the run up to the vote was about as senator as it got and the head of the german federal election committee even felt confident enough to tell a russian news agency there was no evidence of interference but when it comes to
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last year's u.s. presidential election it seems neither time nor lack of proof can stem the flow of allegations of kremlin meddling that's despite a stanford university study demonstrating that false stories weren't the reason for hillary's loss and that the two most believed fixed news stories were in fact pro clinton articles our data suggests that social media were not the most important source of election news for fake news to have changed the outcome of the election a single fake article that would need to have had the same persuasive effect as thirty six television campaign ads nevertheless fears of russian meddling seem to be mounting most recently in the upcoming catalan independence referendum that has infuriated the spanish government according to some russia is once again lurking in the background and pulling the strings one of the most circulated daily newspapers in spain has come to the not so surprising conclusion and our channel is one of the main targets of the article work use of running stories about the situation in catalonia forty two times since the end of august not sure why
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a news channel reporting news is so alarming but yes apparently they counted they also claim that one of our headlines that reads the e.u. will respect the cattle and referendum is out now fake news but respect is exactly what the european commission president said if it were to be a yes very. independent suspect will shift when we look. we will respect that. i mean you know so it's unclear what their issue is the kremlin's position on the matter is also to be found in the peace stating that the issue of catalan independence is one for spain to address. but it seems such denials coming from moscow don't matter to those pushing an increasingly shaky narratives every time the elites of whichever country feels that there might be a some sort of populist revolt or a vote against what the elite think they should be voting for they almost proactively say oh it must be russia interfering in these elections because they might get a only result that they don't want but it's crazy because we have seen time and
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time and time again there is no evidence of russian hacking. north korea's foreign minister says donald trump has declared war on pyongyang and warned of countermeasures its after trump inflammatory comments about the north korean leader on twitter. since the united states declared war on our country we have every right to take countermeasures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they're not inside the airspace of our country it's important to point out that north korea's foreign minister was responding to comments by donald trump on social media specifically on twitter donald trump said that north korea's leader might not be around much longer and so we have this response from north korea's foreign minister now we've heard from the pentagon they have responded to the comment from the foreign minister saying if north korea does not stop their provocative actions we will provide options to the president and now
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we have a response from the u.s. not declared war on north korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd it's never appropriate for a country to shoot down another country's aircraft when it's over international waters our goal is still the same we continue to seek the peaceful nuclear is ation of the korean peninsula that's our focus doing that through both the most maximum economic and diplomatic pressure is possible at this point there's been quite a back and forth between donald trump and the leaders of the d.p. r. k. the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. what kind of measure will be taken is decided by the chairman of the state affairs commission. but i think that the strongest ever hundreds might be tested in the pacific. now it's important to
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note that at the beginning of september north korea tested its first hydrogen bomb a much more advanced nuclear weapon than they previously have tested and proliferated and furthermore they are announcing. at this point they intend to carry out another test of a hydrogen bomb but this time it will not take place within north korea itself but rather in the pacific ocean so many are wondering what will happen if north korea does indeed test a hydrogen bomb in the pacific ocean what response will we see from the united states as of yet it's just a war of words but people are concerned many people around the world are no doubt concerned that this could lead to a catastrophic conclusion one expert on the region that we talked to believes that one peace initiative that's been proposed by china and russia could resolve the crisis if the united states is willing to take the first step here is the main question the main actor in the united states united states has been has and also
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very. resistant to accept the proposal so i think if united states specially donald trump who actually when he was running for president he said that he's going he's willing to. implement new policy he criticizes you know the obama's hardline policy and he even proposed a hamburg diplomacy with north korea i think tomorrow if present trump. agreed then support the china the proposal the china and russia support and many other leaders support i think that we can avoid this catastrophic. outcome so i think that it's again up to the united states that can prevent a really catastrophic consequence. a russian couples under arrest for allegedly killing and eating their victims it's all next news after the break.
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telling you on the idea that dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle. for new socks for the tell you that every gossip and tabloid but for years they. tell me you are not pulling out.
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all the hawks that we all love walking. all over again news from southern russia now police have detained a waltz alleged to be a cannibal couple who was suspected of killing and eating up to thirty people a man called service in the city of crescent report does include graphic descriptions of what's alleged to have happened. the current being crossed lines are a city in the south there nor russia that was recently issued by absolutely horrifying events sell local couple have been detained on charges all for murdering a woman and dismembering her body the couple now stands accused of being the cannibals artie's a source so within the local police said that the pair confessed to killing the
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police uncovered the details thanks to a road workers who discovered at telephone allegedly belonging to the suspect on a vis very street after they opened up the phone they discovered absolutely a picture of flying images of a man posing with the bloodied dismembered body parts of course they alerted the police right away and they began an investigation now the images from that phone already began circulating online and the media are now speculating about the real number of their victims after seeing the horrific telephone footage that police detained both suspects and here's r.t. is exclusive footage when the authorities searched the home all day keys couple and made even more shocking discoveries well they found more remains of their recent victim but her body parts stashed in the basement of the building and also all their body parts that were placed in a container some kind of a salt solution and also unspecified food or frozen meat fragments in the kitchen
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experts will now try to determine whether those are human or not the locals are certainly in shock i know wary of the media but we managed to find one person a shopkeeper lives in this area and you the couple pretty well as they were her constant client says that live right here let's have a listen and i didn't notice anything weird about them they were polite he was a construction worker and his wife had been a nurse but she'd lost her job and drank a lot the news came as a shock to me i never had a clue why. what's going on certainly a chilling and horrifying story here in crossbones are the details are still emerging the police are investigating the matter however as it stands right now the couple could have been killing and eating their victims from as early as nine hundred ninety nine. the u.s. supreme court for spawned a hearing on donald trump's power to ban travel from certain countries is to give
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time for both sides to file fresh cases on the new rules comes after the administration issued a new set of travel restrictions the ban now including north korea chad venezuela an expansion on the existing list of calls that included iran libya somalia sudan syria and of course yemen president from says that it's america's safety that's the number one priority that's the reason for the new measures but the moves already sparked international criticism the london meth study carney even compared donald trump's language to that of islamic state venezuela's also slammed the travel ban business will assume. venezuela is open for dialogue with the united states government but if they attack us in any area we will respond in defense of our homeland and of our people iran's also reacted the foreign minister there saying the new travel ban is even more offensive than the previous one and of all the countries on the list it's the one with possibly the most fractious relationship
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with the united states more on that with samir khan over a decade ago iran was named as one of america's greatest existential threats along with iraq and north korea president bush singled out these states as the axis of evil in his two thousand and two state of the union address and not much has changed since iran aggressively pursue these weapons in exports terror. while an unelected few repressed the iranian people hope for freedom far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime one that speaks openly of mass murder valor and death to america destruction to israel and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room american policy has largely benefited iran especially the war on terror the u.s. actually helped overthrow iran's greatest enemies saddam hussein in iraq and the sunni taliban regime in afghanistan they have seen
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a consistent bullying by the united states reserve the. contras such as north korea iran that is their force have backfired we have seen that in the persian gulf region despite all sorts of u.s. pressure ranging from you know punitive sanctions to you know threatening. maybe its own territorial waters at certain iran's region arleen flora's and prestige is on the rise and its network of alliances in the region is also as threatening in two thousand and eleven then secretary of state hillary clinton saw turkey as a steadfast u.s. ally and a regional counterbalance to iran iran would be badly miscalculating if they didn't look at the entire region and all of our presence in many countries in the region both in bases in training with nato allies like turkey. fast forward five years the
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iranian president hassan rouhani is received in one car with military honors and despite continuous u.s. sanctions on iran the iranian economy seems to be doing just fine so it's not very surprising that iranians aren't particularly bothered by donald trump's fiery rhetoric we're not afraid and we have that have been since the beginning. do we have been under sanctions for four decades and the people of iran are certainly not afraid now in fact sanctions have made iran more independent in many fields as history shows from president bush's era until today american policies intended to harm iran have all backfired perhaps it's all a sign that iran isn't really america's greatest threat and maybe it's time for the u.s. to re-evaluate who its real enemies are samir khan r.t. washington d.c. right that's it from me if you follow us on facebook or twitter you can feedback on any of the stories we're covering right here you know we hear it a half an hour's time he'll be able to update you on the developments in syria that
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