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it is great. exclusive video from syria's dear absorb our correspondent takes you to the heart of the decisive battle for the country's future amid claims that some forces are exploiting the games plus. in catalonia protests as pressure mounts on the government for trying to course sunday's independence referendum on the region's president turns on the e.u. . capitalizing on the korea crisis the japanese prime minister moved for a snap election and his handling of the situation sees his ratings saw we look at the stakes gamble.
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high life worldwide today in moscow and this is the news from r.t. international with me calling bright first syria's ambassador to the u.n. has accused the united states of trying to take credit for the operation to retake the city of david saw for myself. the u.s. coalition and rebel militias they support halted their operation in iraq which was a stronghold of eisel and through their forces behind trying to push the syrian army out of dairies or as if the americans were competing with the syrian government over control of derrius or instead of fighting i still in iraq. the remaining terrorists india and so are now surrounded by both the syrian army and the u.s. backed kurdish forces our correspondent is in the city. the siege may have been lifted but it's not over yet isis holds out in parts of that as sort of
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not for long. day and night battles rage around the city that you harvests are throwing everything they have into the fight . every day if there is combat they'll use heavy weapons from range although trying to infiltrate in the middle of the night three attack with suicide vests and car bombs the battle goes on every day but the tables have turned it is isis now that is surrounded and slowly being squeezed out whereas a syrian artillery position overlooking the industrial city the industrial corridor of there is order for supporting troops that are staging the offensive down there an offensive that began earlier this morning with a barrel of airstrikes but the battle is said to be fierce with isis giving no
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quarter from here syrian spotters watch for isis fighters from above this is why height is so important in war better vantage and better. and this range you can't really miss not with hillary. hits a verified and confirmed in real time it was at this exact spot as nest that a russian lieutenant general advised syrian offices fifteen minutes before his death he was killed to several days ago by an isis shell just a few hundred meters from here. isis fired back as we filmed shells began falling all around. we ran but the syrian batteries kept firing. the
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city of there is or will be liberated in a week at the most and will free some of the suburbs to. the cost will undoubtedly be high it's a challenging battle ground from dense urban areas to lush river banks and even trenches. the euphrates is both a blessing and because isis still uses the waterways to move men and to arms and even launch surprise attacks. this bunker is manned during the nights because the tower across the river belongs to eisele for three long years kept the need for him squad has bled and died in the trenches along the euphrates their sacrifice not enough to break the long stalemate that's now everything's changed now
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they're winning more i. see from the resort of syria after three years of terrorist siege many people in deraa saw in desperate need of medical help right now and this is the only hospital in the city that's actually working and as you can see it's riddled with bullet holes and trapped all right now it's only got seven doctors and they're overwhelmed by patients medical supplies are also in short supply this is mohammed one of the patients there he was wounded in terrorist shelling but his father was killed in the same attack. we spoke exclusively to syria's foreign minister on the sidelines of the un general assembly who shared his thoughts on the future relationship between the syrian government and the u.s. backed kurdish forces he also thinks his country's crisis is now in its final chapter. iraq. over the last three months the syrian army and its allies have managed to liberate more than fifty five percent of syrian territory
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that's why you see that the main fighting in syria is coming to an end and that we are writing the last chapter in the history of the crisis when we're done with eisel we can sit down at the negotiating table with their kurdish brothers and agree on the terms of our future relationship i always see every reasonable person must learn from the past in the past the united states always turned its back on itself ice that's why i hope that our kurdish brothers will learn from that. just days to go before catalonia has planned independence referendum hundreds of students gathered in the regional capital barcelona against attempts by the spanish government to block the vote. i. i they were there to again vent their frustration of leaders in madrid who have ruled sunday's vote illegal but it's not stopping activists putting up posters and banners in support of the referendum. fight for both the right of to vote on
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a referendum of self-determination but also it's a fight over. being able to say that they would like that. the spanish authorities have already arrested fourteen regional officials and seized up to ten million ballot papers as well as banners advertising the referendum the official campaign website has also been blocked and madrid's increasing its presence in catalonia by spend sending in extra police are planning to take over polling stations of course not all catalans are in favor of breaking away from spain something madrid's in the right. biggest battle if you will see previously given the seat it gave up in the event that didn't get me killed your piece is in feel that it's my continuation to spike in the family that if. you never get the elderly go look at yourself in that little bit what it will be
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responsible how much they might be a little short little. for what the polls say the latest one suggests that forty one percent of catalans are in favor of breaking away from spain and that forty nine percent are against despite the clampdown on the mixed opinions catalan to determine that the vote will still go ahead on sunday. you know the olympics the day i see new people who are ready for action and i don't see anything i see people worrying about whether their votes will happen or not what will happen is i haven't met anyone who would say they're going to stay at home because they're scared to go outside i see now how the movement has been evolving for the last four years right here i've never seen anything like this before. we know that there are disparities of police. bad day the downside the live. feed that i really believe was in. here recently are ready to
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move through the years there. be led. by. the council on presidents taking the issue beyond spain's borders accusing the european commission of turning its back on his region's right to vote. i was going to i think we will have earned the right to be heard this is something that has not happened up to now this is something the european commission has been deaf to they will not be able to continue ignoring this issue while catalans voiced their anger at madrid journalists have been trying to pin down the e.u. to get its view of the media briefing this week r.t. spoke to one of the reporters who was there now all you have a double stand out in a freedom of expression whilst found that four thousand key in other strand out for . you condemn it when they shut down cambodia daily but you stay silent when a member states starts playing with freedom of expression. private websites if they
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start arresting jewelries how can you say this is cause additional that we don't have anything to say i mean this is freedom of expression anything else that we are going to help you with today. it's an internal constitutional problem according to the e.u. and the house to be sold into frame or called internal over there for legal order of spain the problem is that this is true until until when certain issues arise like this in the last few days the issue of freedom of expression which is not only an internal constitutional engine screen it's clearly in your body you which is if you want to. constitutional order not all dishonest because you cannot or that. nato has admitted that an airstrike in afghanistan has resulted in civilian
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casualties the u.s. strike was called to suppress a terrorist attack on kabul airport on wednesday both the taliban and i still claim the attack which came just hours after the arrival of the pentagon to nato troops to the country. the insurgents said that they were targeting defense that. three aircraft but his plane however was not hit in a statement he made a lead a resolute support mission said that the u.s. conducted the air strike to suppress the attack but one of the missiles had a tragic weave malfunction causing several casualties and not explaining any further the afghan crisis response unit two two two responded quickly to confront the attackers and the assault u.s. forces acting in support conducted an airstrike tragically one of the michele's malfunctioned causing several casualties officials express regret for the civilian casualties and said that to investigation into the now function was underway but this isn't the first time that nato has had to admit civilian casualties in
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afghanistan their actions seemed justified when nato led forces were just trying to foil an attack on the pentagon and u.s. defense troops but the irony is that these same military officials are now accusing the militants of putting civilians at risk blaming the islamist group for operating in civilian populated areas and to attack. a civilian airport is a criminal act is a terrorist act designed to go after generally innocent people to make some sort of statement and it's just a classic definition of what the taliban are up to right now it is what it is but it's also the region why we band together and we don't we don't question what we're doing here. a robot nyman from the american campaign group just foreign policy told us that washington shouldn't shift the blame when it strikes home civilians well i think the first key thing here is that under international law the responsibility
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to protect civilians from the use of u.s. military force belongs to the u.s. military and the u.s. government and no one else it's not the responsibility of the taliban to protect civilians from the u.s. use of military force it's the responsibility united states so i think it shameful that the u.s. military is trying to deflect responsibility to some other party for the u.s. military action and sadly this is a pattern for the u.s. and its allies the same thing we're seeing with saudi arabia and yemen that saudi arabia blames everybody else for civilian casualties caused by saudi arabia. in a surprise move the japanese prime minister's dissolved parliament paving the way for a snap election next month she wants to capitalize on the high approval ratings to get a mandate for tougher defense policies towards north korea don't know holkins next looks at the power play and whether gamble will pay off. a rise in popularity and
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opposition in disarray and a sinister forward threat looming on the horizon a perfect recipe for calling an early election which is exactly what prime minister shinzo has announced. you're going up on your debt by calling an election i am seeking a public mandate for the government's handling of north korean issues. the korean crisis could be a blessing in disguise for accusations of corruption and cronyism as well as unpopular policies knocked his ratings over the summer falling to lows of around thirty percent according to some polls but with rising regional tensions his popularity is already back at fifty percent now if he's reelected are we would become japan's longest serving prime minister and this could allow him to make a historic change the country's pacifist constitution discarding article nine which completely without says all military action supporters say this would simply legitimize japan's army and right to self-defense but critics would open the
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floodgates to participating in full blown foreign conflicts and i'm a diplomatic strains with china and military tensions with pyongyang japan has already stepped up shows of military force holding joint drills with the united states and south korea as well as the new was shipped the most significant deployments in seventy years. or so is even more cooperation with the united states . and america because it's very willing to take risks and confronted with korea and japan. doing that would be a move just to. the interest to reach but public resistance to the increased militarization has been strong. was. the protesters are the only opposition faces to go. judical has already formed
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a new party of hope to challenge the government in a personal standoff with. that just enjoy while we are facing a crisis with north korea is it ok to create a vacuum in politics of course not however prime minister abbott has already decided to use the premier's exclusive right to decide the lower house and call elections. she is right wing of his right wing so the two of the. papers there is they have to propose to each other no we can think of these majority for no obvious seems certain he will win the election and strengthen his mind that so confident in fact he's promised to resign if he doesn't the last time a leader took such a gamble just to strengthen their majority well we all know how that ended the big gamble. as election results show a hung parliament parliamentary majority is hong parliament that is no majority at
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all obvious bold move could be a historic moment for japan or a spectacular fail for the prime minister. claims of voting system hacking in the united states sees the usual allegations against russia but officials are being forced to backtrack. bright. we cannot stop the technological revolution in any area. to grow. the skin of a human being for computer technology. in a general way or any other technology because it's driven by human curiosity.
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to put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. wanted. to go on to be press this is what before three of the more. interested in the water. again officials in the u.s. a backtracking on the russian hackers infiltrated the election systems of twenty one states in the run up to last year's presidential election but an investigation in at least two states wisconsin and california found no evidence to support those allegations here's michael from santiago on the contradictory messages blaming
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russia. the state of wisconsin has been hit and the steep russian hackers they're back. today. that breaking news russian hackers tried to hack wisconsin's election system now that looks serious always already been retracted back tracked and reinstated at least three times it all started last friday with homeland security informing the electoral commission that twenty one states have been targeted by the russian computer wizards one of those states was wisconsin where donald trump won by a very tight margin but just thirty days later on tuesday comes a stunning reversal homeland security tells wisconsin officials that the russian government did not scan the state's voter registration system based on our external analysis the west constant ip address affected belongs to the wisconsin department of workforce development not the elections commission wait
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a minute so not the election system is constant but work force department why who knows the press of course went back to home and security for clarification and they were told that homeland stands firm by its assessment that the twenty one states including was consonant did get scanned the department stands by its assessment that internet connected networks in twenty one states were the target of russian government cyber actors seeking vulnerabilities and access to u.s. election infrastructure now wisconsin state's chief information officer has stated the complete opposite i quote our systems were protected and we had no incidents we have to bring up every now and wisconsin football coach for clarification now. you might be confused but so is the editorial commission of wisconsin its spokesperson read magni said that there is still trying to understand what happened
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. european commission is proposing to take in another fifty thousand asylum seekers from north africa and the middle east is going to be part of a new relocation scheme of the previous plan failed to meet its goals shiela do bensky has the story. you know the european commission has outlined it set aside five hundred million euros for this new resettlement plan for asylum seekers and it comes as the current to your plan comes to a close on wednesday now this new plan will be regimented in take place over the next few years and it will look to extend that to asylum seekers from the horn of africa and in the middle east now what we do know is that this two year plan that's just come to a close here on wednesday has not been a success at all and if we look at the figures you can see how poorly that's been implemented from resettling people from countries that have applied for asylum in
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places like greece and in italy and you look at those figures less than a fifth of the hundred and sixty thousand people that were supposed to be helped under the previous plan would only a fifth of them helped now some countries completely failed to set out and put their quotas including countries like germany world other countries in the european union point blank refused to take in a single asylum seeker including countries like hungry and poland which actually mounted legal fight. legations now this new plan will see that eight thousand refugees or silent seekers from the previous plan also be included in that but it has been an abysmal failure and that's the description by many charities and organizations all of the european union's plan including international two years after the scheme was a greet most e.u. member states have fundamentally failed refugees and asylum seekers shirking their
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responsibilities and leaving thousands abandoned in italy and greece where questions are being raised about this new plan when the previous two year plan was such an abysmal failure and there is still friction within the european union its member states over this thorny issue of migration and asylum seekers in what is over this issue a disunited european union italian journalist marcelo forward says it's his country that's suffering most from fellow european nations failing to take in refugees. now if you go to the border. between interview in france you find hundreds of policemen or french policeman that stop every illegal immigrants to to kind of that tries to come into trance if you go all from the border between italia and austria is the same the us are also police big makes it controls despite the shannon agreement that ended all they don't want to hear any reason germany is now relocating the
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refugees from the utopian country. first accepted which means they send it back to italy or to greece and this is not done in the e.c. is it european selfishness and this is creating. a situation where the european commission could make all the plans that the the magian and the big majority of the european countries don't want to implement. now since people and corporations have rights is it time for nature to follow suit environmental groups in the us assuming the authorities on behalf of the colorado river demanding that it be granted personhood so they can be better protected the colorado river is asking for a judicial recognition of itself as a person with rights of its own to exist and florrie the last six a recognition that the state of colorado can be held liable for violating those
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rights how by the river colorado river provides drinking water for one in ten americans in flow through seven states from the rocky mountains down to the gulf of california and also irrigate more than two million hectares of farmland contributing greatly therefore to american agriculture and there are fears that over future water shortages because of the current imbalance of supply and demand plants and wildlife are also believed to be in danger through over development the river so important the campaigners wanted to be recognized as a co corporation or even as a person. the river itself was given right so you could actually go into court on behalf of the river like we as a guardian of the river or fiduciary of the river currently you can't go into court in argue that until it's too late giving rights to nature and to the colorado river would elevate that status and make it possible to go into court and actually do things that would help preserve and restore and allow the river to exist in florida
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let me think absurd can i go now we've done. i mean it's ridiculous i believe in protecting the environment i'm a huge protect of the environment but but in order to put you know put people and rivers and mountains on the same moral level to me is so lacking of decency it's unbelievable so i think the whole idea the whole notion is totally absurd corporations have rights in this country and they have more rights than human communities do nature has just as many rights as corporations colorado river you know should have a right to exist florists naturally evolve regenerate and be restored and currently as that is it does not colorado river is in serious trouble what is a corporation a corporation is basically a bunch of people who come together to form a corporation to protect their interests so the government had to find a way to give them certain protections that those people who hold a corporation would otherwise not have the same cannot be said for a river for
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a mountain for a tree and it's a misunderstanding of why a corporation is given personhood is because protecting the rights of the people who own that company. and now you're up to date if you're on the move on a device you can take and use with you anyway i'll be back here though in just about half an hour for your next world news from alta international in moscow. thank you for new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington controls the media the media control over the voters elected the businessman to run this country business equals
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