wants other true colors of universities in the u.s. . artie's headline news with islamic state essentially driven out of syria the leaders of iran turkey and russia have moved to help reconcile the remaining sides and bring an end to the six years civil war. reversal of lebanon's political crisis sees the country's prime minister u. turn on his resignation surprise decision to step down came almost three weeks ago with regional uncertainty and heightened tensions. also this hour google admits tracking android smartphones even when users have switched off their location settings. and there's a media backlash over a new children's book in sweden about a horse who claims to be a dog it stood reaction over identifying as transgender and its legal status and we gauge reaction to the controversial issue. about trying to. young people who don't
feel they fit neatly into the male female role you have to separate your imagination and play from objective scientific facts and the fact is that your gender or your biological sex is defined by your anatomy and value chromosomes. hello to you this thursday morning it's ten am here in moscow money welcome to the news from international first for you the prospect of peace could be edging closer to syria the syrian army in cooperation with the russian military has liberated a village on the west side of the euphrates river pushing islamic state further towards the iraqi border meanwhile the leaders of russia iran and turkey have been taking the initiative to bring the remaining parties in the conflict to the negotiating table with now largely out of the picture as been following the talks
in russia's black sea resort of sochi. with syria becoming almost completely terrorist free or eyesore free i should say we were all curious what is going to be decided and what was going to be said when the key regional players the leaders of turkey and iran type word on the house or on any arrive and saw all three leaders looked quite determined and when the camera men were asked to press their off buttons and leave the room we heard the leaders confirm their assessment the syrian conflict has entered a new stage the era of active fighting is over and time has come for a new settlement opportunities much so we. do not scale military actions against terrorist groups in syria coming to an end i'd like to note that thanks to the efforts of russia iran to turkey we have managed to prevent the dissolution of
syria and stop it from being captured by international terrorists and avoid a humanitarian catastrophe. if you launch our joint efforts over the last eleven months of how to prepare the ground for a political settlement to the syrian crisis and their meeting today symbolizes the start of a new stage in this process. the trilateral meeting today has uk news to importance is the final stage in putting an end to the bloodshed in syria we have achieved success thanks to the union of rand turkey and russia so after roughly one and a half hours of talks along with the foreign ministers and the heads of militaries when the three presidents came out to say a few words to the journalist we finally heard about the number one decision for the new stage the creation of the syrian national dialogue congress it will be an unprecedented platform for inclusive of all syria talks and all kinds of
political. all ethnic religious groups are expected to be involved it is going to convene here and saw it she but the date and the specific list of participants hasn't been decided just yet the leaders say that it should pave the way for a new constitution in syria and new elections and it all looks good on paper i can tell you that ankara tehran and moscow are really genuinely looking forward for the plan to work on the ground on monday we heard the president of syria bashar assad telling vladimir putin that he is ready for new rounds of dialogue reforms and the new elections that i mentioned mr putin tried to convey this message to the leaders of iran and turkey and when it comes to the syrian opposition they are always in close contact with anchor up so the hope is definitely there on the list of
politics professor syud mohammad marandi told us the idea of a syrian national congress would be a positive move but the questions over how it would function still need to be answered. the very fact that for the first time. this process is being moved forward largely without the united states and its allies i think is one reason why it has achieved so much faster than the talks as well as the current talks and sochi. push to follow the process a great deal for the force things have shifted in change of enormously on the ground and hopefully these talks will help pave the way for. the the conflict to come to an end but i think that it looks good on paper but it i'm sure it's going to be very complicated in the weeks and months ahead one of the difficulties is what about those groups that align themselves and continue to be allies of the world the united states pull out of syria the americans have occupied
significant portions of syria without the permission of the government is a violation of sovereignty there is a lot to do and it's not clear that the americans and their allies are going to help this process move forward or whether they are going to improve impeded. other political crisis in lebanon has taken an unexpected twist after the country's prime minister put his surprise decision to quit on hold or if an option is in beirut following the shock reversal. we and i and i that have now i announced my resignation from the post of prime minister that i discussed my resignation with the president of the republic he won't speak to wait before submitting it to put it on hold until allow for more consultations into the reasons behind it if i complied prime minister how they may be back to lebanon but the questions his absence
did his comeback was made those relief i'm confused because his resignation proclaimed from another country and featuring threats to cut off on ron's arms in the region sounded a lot like saudi arabia iran is a long term rival. i hope that all the other countries in the region will leave lebanon alone so the. the lebanese people can decide their future for themselves it's unprecedented that saudi arabia held the lebanese prime minister by force and pushed him to resign while he was outside his country and that is we have to tell ourselves we want our country to stay out of regional conflict when it comes to the saudis meddling i'm sure it will continue and it's not only riaz interference into lebanese affairs many other countries are doing it too i'm sure somebody who wants
to help his country but no i think that the way saudi arabia treated him is very wrong but it's clear already these twenty days have shown just how dangerous the battle of the power between saudi arabia and iran could go and now this little middle eastern country that suffered a lot in wars and conflicts may be losing peace again. raise an ocean off from beirut lebanon sociology professor explain to us how lebanon has become a battlefield for a political stand off in the region. alliances emerging in saudi arabia some gulf states without. pushing a game is iran and again this has been law on the other hand you have syria. news president the prime minister and hezbollah again is this alliance and so you have
this polarization the saudis feel that one way. or the mind the power of. hezbollah is to create a political crisis in this where you will be able to. have a storm inside the political system to clash with has belonged or at least neutralize it will not intervening in syria well doing anything i mean this will become people of iran. google has confirmed that it's been collecting location. from drawing phones even when users have disabled location services and removed the sim card the practice was discovered by the news website quartz mcdougall insists it need the stored nor use the information but has agreed to stop them open explains how the tracking works now your cell phone will often ask you annoying questions like would you like to share your geo location data well if you
answer the question no you would assume that your geo data is safe and well it turns out you're wrong cell phones operating on android are sharing information with google even if you take the sim card out the android phone will start gathering the addresses and any nearby cell phone towers i'm standing not far from one right now essentially what you need is a few pieces of it or mace you need the unique identity of the phone itself which you every phone has and in this case they're using cell tower locations and so if you have a single cell tower then that will only tell you something about a radius around which the phone is somewhere but if you have what say three cell towers that all have different distance locations then you can try and delayed pretty coldly to where the actual phone is so you're only referring to the phone's identity and the fact that it is on the
a telephone network so what it is doing is that pinging cell towers nearby and by the way all phones do that google admits that they've been keeping track of mobile phone i.d.'s and their location for over a year now but they insist their intentions are good. in january of this year we began looking into using satellite the codes as an additional signal to further improve the speed and performance of message delivery who claims that it hasn't done anything particular with the data and now it's going to turn it off. i don't find out entirely credible because some engineer or group of engineers had to spend time putting together this capability and they had to do it for a reason because someone told them to do it now google assures us that we have nothing to worry about that they never store or share our data with anyone well we've heard that song and dance before. does the n.s.a.
collect any type of data. on millions or hundreds of millions of americans. no sir. it does not. not wittingly the technology really is moving faster than the regulatory apparatus so there's not any easy way to suddenly come up with new rules that will take care of these things most of the time. the big political bodies are technologically savvy. silicon valley so they don't even really understand what this stuff is doing google says that android phones will stop tracking the locations of users without their consent by the end of november that sounds like good news unlike the fact that they have been doing it without consent for many months caleb mop and r.t. washington d.c. . children's picture book published in sweden that promotes transgenderism is being widely criticized and even branded as dangerous propaganda the story features
a man who dresses as a woman and his horse who wants to be a dog with a says it's meant to show children that they can be whoever they want to be has some of the reaction we've heard. when you're an adult when you're over eighteen you're in told to do what you want in the privacy of your own home and i don't think anyone would disagree with that but propagandizing this kind of thing to children who can damage them in their natural development as boys and girls in nature is binary nature creates male and female there are boys and girls and we hear you know as well as the book moves to try and ban the words boys and girls men and women mothers and fathers in primary education and this is a time when children really need to be in their identity as who they are and this is just something that's far too much too young is going to confuse people it is part of the natural spectrum of life for all and what species human and non-human this book is not about promoting or encouraging transgenderism it's about
trying to affirm young people who don't feel they fit neatly into the male female roles and trying to tackle bullying and prejudice you know children are imaginative they play they pretend to be all kinds of things they pretend to be footballers they pretend to be aliens spacemen unicorns they may be pretend to be men and women as well but you have to separate your imagination and play from objective scientific facts and the fact is that your gender or your biological sex is defined by your anatomy and by your chromosomes and that's the science that we need to be making sure that children know and the science that we need to be teaching children and affirm the been growing up in no one's going to change their mind just because they read a book it's something that comes from within and no amount of propaganda or proselytizing can make someone transgender i think our starting point has to be the
welfare of the child and my concern is that we know in countries all across the world pupils who don't fit the gender stereotypes who are trying. the gender variant they suffer teasing namecalling threats and bullying and that is truly shameful that is not good for the child's welfare so what we have to do is to create an atmosphere in understanding where it's ok to be different in britain it's in the last two years it's grown sixfold the number of children who have this gender confusion and it's because they're being exposed to these materials if they weren't they were just happily go on their own way being boys and girls yes there are differences in people who are boys and differences in girls and their temperaments and their behavior in their likes and dislikes but that doesn't mean that they're going to be transgendered doesn't mean the whole idea of separating sex from gender is a new social construct. this is i'll tell you students are out in force in paris
considered to be for us this is what will the full screen the morning can't be good that. i'm interested always in the waters in the. first six. new this hour hundreds of students are protesting in central paris against educational reforms introduced by president mccrone police have been forced to step in deploying tear gas to disperse the crowds. as you can hear university in secondary school student shouting slogans there they also threw eggs at officers protesters had planned a march against higher education reforms of change university admission rules as
yet no injuries have been reported even though does not quite lively there at the moment that rally in the french capital still going on will stay across that for you. from hollywood to westminster the flood of sexual assault allegations is seeing more and more victims feel that they can finally speak out about widespread abuse but there are still big hurdles in the battle to be believed as american explained. defending women's rights is surely a noble cause and those who defend them are upheld as moral eakins yet recently some of these defenders have fallen from grace lena dunham a feminist icon is now being vilified as a hypocrite she's repeatedly argued that we should unconditionally believe women alleging harassment but when accusations were leveled against her co-author and friend she changed her tune while a first instinct is to listen to every woman's story the circulation is one of the three percent of assault cases that are misreported every year following a public backlash down of apologized but the damage had already been done someone
else with the now damaged reputation is the los angeles attorney lisa bloom who made a name for herself advocating for women's rights but that didn't stop her from representing harvey weinstein when the storm of sexual harassment allegations broke i thought i had a chance to make a difference here on the other side he wanted to be respectful to women and he still wants to be respectful for two women bloom left weinstein in october amid widespread outrage saying it had been a colossal mistake and then there's new york times reporter glenn thrush a self-proclaimed advocate for female journalists when harassment claims were leveled against prominent political journalist mark thrush was vocal in his condemnation young people who come into a news room deserve to be taught our trade given our support and enlisted in our calling not betrayed by little men who believe they are bigger than the mission and now it turns out threshed himself stands accused of sexual misconduct so it seems
that the higher your professed standards in public life are the further you risk falling in private all these celebrities are going to say what makes them popular and what makes us more progressive by in private and in their own life when their brothers get involved they're going to be like every other person on the ground here who realizes he wants matters in her case she said things women lie about their watch things women don't lie of oh wait i'm not excited morning why. if someone close to you they are accused of rape suddenly all that promise and crap goes out the window every single perfect cabinet you see on t.v. that perfect progressive first benefits of using your machinery in the west versus the western analogue. for doing it with the current high tech equipment used in our factories lands to make high quality products factories every two hours a new agricultural machine is completed and ready for use over two hundred people or two shifts a day to keep this manufacturing plant putting out over eight hundred. a month even
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welcome to the alex salmond's szell we have another great show lined up for you today this time it's a mixture of politics and sport i'll be talking to the living legend the man they call the flying scotsman sub jackie stewart a grumpy what all champions league. times over and still one of the most famous sportsman on the planet yet jackie can't say the alphabet due to his chronic dyslexia we spoke about his fabulous career his campaign on dyslexia and his latest cause the struggle against dementia plus joining me in the studio to state his case we don't mean streets greatest ever spend all that hours of campbell but exodus where he has you in his sights and we'll be hearing from to be damaged telling us why the arctic is the new center of the world but first please i'm a should never think about the leader in scotland through that it's
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