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that's true. was. it was and. was. the headlines on our take russian military jets with fourteen people on board goes missing off the syrian coast during an israeli bombardment in the taqiyya province. also this hour russia and take a greater creates a demon it tries to end between syrian government forces and militants as a counterterrorist operation is put on hold. and this president trump slaps import tariffs on chinese goods with two hundred billion dollars range you probably like tronics of food and clothes.
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you're watching aussie international welcome to the program we start with breaking news a russian military aircraft with fourteen personnel on board has disappeared from radar coverage off the coast of syria according to the russian defense ministry it took off from an ad base in the taqiyya province a middle east correspondent paula slayer house the details this is a developing story and in the last few hours it's transpired that the russian military aircraft that went off the radar on monday evening now there are fourteen service personnel on board and we are hearing that traffic controllers from the base of coming in sofia lost control with the aircraft we understand that it happened and this is according to the russian defense ministry joining in attack by four israeli jets four israeli. sixteen's on the problems of the tuc yet and
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according to the russian ministry of defense that attack happened when the russian aircraft was some thirty five kilometers off the coast of syria is just at this stage we have no more information in terms of what's happening on the ground we know that a search and rescue operation is underway and that this attack happened at around ten o'clock on local time in the evening yemen is what we've been trying to get reaction from the israeli side as of yet no confirmation no denial simply no comment from the israeli side the syrians themselves are saying that the attacks were to quote fallen also to quote came from the sea but they haven't confirmed that the attacks were carried out by israel we are hearing that from the russian side the attacks apparently targeted a power station as well as two facilities that are held and on the hands of the syrian army and the initial figures suggest that seven people are injured on the
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ground so at this stage a developing story we'll bring you updates as and when we receive them but it's hugely alarming unless of course it puts the entire situation in terms of what's happening in syria and the relationship between israel and russia in terms of controlling the skies and coordinating what goes on from the air strikes there in a very precarious situation. staying with syria the russian technician presidents have agreed to create a buffer zone in syria's a province the goal is to separate syrian government forces from militants in the country's last major rebel stronghold mord reports. weeks on end it dominated headlines last stronghold of g hardest al qaeda web boards and the syrian army was poised determined to win them would have been messy would have drawn the entire world is full of in our meeting the statement that we
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are going to make after the talks we bring hope to the region the president of russia and turkey spent almost five hours closeted away working out a deal that wouldn't plunge into bloody chaos a deal to avert a military operation a peace deal issue we have decided to create a demilitarized zone along the battleline by the fifteenth of october it will be between fifteen and twenty kilometers wide we will move radicalize militants out of this and including. together with russia will make effort to get rid of already call groups from this territory turkey and russia will both patrol this territory to ensure compliance the gist of it is getting radical islamists al-qaeda in syria for one away from the front lines withdrawing heavy weapons artillery tanks to make sure the fingers don't spark anymore escalations
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opening up the roads allowing travel through contested territories for civilians and russian turkish troops would oversee it all patrol this demilitarized zone but there are concerns if you are new to the national guard which ministers of leisure the main concern is that the militants pose a threat to aleppo province the city of aleppo and to a military compounds in syria tartarus and him a min. the problem is the hardest who are bent on spoiling any peace effort they have everything to lose if it falls it will mark the end of the syrian war their final defeat assad knows it wouldn't be easy or clean it seems to be for this deal it looks like the military operation has been shelved for now probably it was the best military and diplomatic solution he were to was looking for
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a military confrontation really. but there is no there is more causality if there is normal interoperation there is no. expected clash between the government than the radical groups in the long probably does the militarized on will be the way where the radical groups will leave the area not only the people about also. the turkish president wasn't exaggerating when he said the world's eyes were on this meeting stakes are so high here for the gulf states for the west especially they spent untold billions arming and financing the syrian rebels only to lose we consider any also on it leap to be reckless escalation of the conflict if assad russia and iran continue down the path they're on they can sequences will be dian the world will hold them responsible how much of that was genuine concern for
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civilians and how much is bitterness over losing you decide for yourself it's occurring that we have the discussions that are ongoing discussion in the investigation of the downing of m h seventeen. back in july two thousand and fourteen the plane flying from amsterdam to kuala lumpur crashed in the donetsk region of the heights of the conflict in eastern ukraine all two hundred ninety eight people on board were killed that included eighty children. russia says the new materials have been handed over to the dutch team investigating the tragedy meanwhile the joint investigation team earlier reacted to the newly released documents saying narrated to examine them as soon as they're provided by moscow experts told us this new evidence is important for the investigation process . i hope they will take it seriously and take what evidence the russians can
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provide to mean they they've refused to take a lot of evidence over the last few years seemingly more content to just immediately point the finger to russia within the first few days after the incident i think it should absolutely impact the overall investigation russia said right from the start of this investigation that they should be included in it and were excluded so it just came down to the dutch ukrainians the australians the malaysians we have a situation where the evidence as presented by the russians today actually seems to back up some already publicly disclosed some very important information released by the joint investigation team well on the first that this is very important new evidence that's been presented by the russian defense ministry it's only just been released we're going to have to look at it in great detail and of course that's going to be the position that the joint investigation team will i'm sure take they will be came to look at it and also be keen to be seen to be looking at this evidence very closely it's a very it's a fairly obvious piece of evidence actually the only imagine the jade i've been
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expecting to receive or at least i wanted to see the fact that they were bitter identified the missile concerned through at least partial or full serial numbers of course the next obvious step would be to trace and track work that happened with the missile from the point of its manufacture to the point of its destruction or deployment or scrapping and that's what the russians seem to get up to done by filling in that missing picture. president donald trump has announced a new round of tariffs on imports from china they cover a broad range of goods worth hundreds of billions of dollars. can't move pin reports well there's been a great deal of anticipation for donald trump's next move regarding trade negotiations with china we now have an official statement from donald trump himself regarding that situation now there's been a lot of talk that trump would impose a tariff on roughly two hundred billion dollars of chinese goods and it seems that donald trump has gone ahead and done it now this statement from the white house
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press secretary representing donald trump himself says that there will be additional tariffs on roughly two hundred billion dollars of imports from china these tariffs will take effect on september twenty fourth at ten percent and then on the first of the coming year january first of the coming year they will be increased to twenty five percent now the statement cites quote unfair policies and practices relating to the united states technology and intellectual property and from there it goes on to say that donald trump is imposing these tariffs quote to protect my the interests of working men and women farmers ranchers businesses and the country itself now it's important to note that a lot has gone into the lead up of this this is obviously not the first round of tariffs that were imposed previously there was a fifty billion dollar tariff imposed on china a tariff on fifty billion dollars worth of chinese imports china then responded
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with a sixty billion dollar tariff of their own at this point in the aftermath of this two hundred billion dollar tariff at this point eighty five to ninety five percent of chinese imports it is estimated will be subject to a tariff eighty five to ninety five percent of chinese goods imported to united states will be affected not a small number by any estimate now it is important to note that the statement did end on an optimistic tone it ended with the sentence hopefully this trade situation will be. in the end by myself and president xi of china for whom i have great respect and affection say father has been no official response from beijing to the latest announcements but the chinese foreign ministry issued a warning the u.s. tariff. we're going to. have to take necessary contemn measures to defend its own legitimate rights and interests the escalation of trade
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tensions is not in the interests of either side everything we can see today is that china will retest site everything we can see today is that china will retaliate in kind and and rather viciously let's keep in mind it starts at ten percent goes to twenty five percent by the first of the year so that's a quarter on every dollar imported from from china which is a vast amount of goods this is also the first round of tariffs that's going to directly hit american consumers and americans are going to discover very quickly that china doesn't tariffs americans pay tariffs this is a tax on american so this pretty much reverses the tax cuts for two thousand and seventeen can only get away with this because the u.s. economy is very strong right now but something like this contributes to making the u.s. economy vulnerable again if the u.s. were to fall into recession this could actually in fact be devastating. mass
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protests have been held in the libyan capital calling on the president and other top politicians politicians to resign crowds gathered on sunday venting their frustration over the die situation in the country libya has been in deep political crisis since the struggle broke out seven years ago maybe remains divided by rival governments in armed groups. one government is based in tripoli and backed by the u.n. the other is interpret and controls a large part of the east of the country some zones are still controlled by militias an isis years after they helped ignite the violence some european countries are now starting to express regrets and their involvement in the nato led intervention in libya jack reports. in march of two thousand and eleven norway committed to the military intervention in libya leading to the ousting of gaddafi and the ruine country we see today but a shock norwegian state commission report now admits the country knew next to
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nothing about what they were doing and actually went to war relying on media reports norway had very limited knowledge of libya when the uprising started in february twenty eleven in such situations decision makers often rely on information from media and other countries colonel gadhafi continues to slaughter his own civilians and he viciously targeted americans the international community offered the final chance to stop this campaign of killing or face the consequences for attacks by regime forces on the libyan citizens when they turned to us and asked us for help stopping a massacre how do you say no so awful jumped on the bandwagon playing an alarmingly significant role and why shouldn't they it was by the book there was even a un security council resolution on the situation to cover them if you ignore all the commentators warning the resolution did not green flag the mass bombing of
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libya norway's report also reveals there was practically no one else this before jumped in. the room. indicating that before deciding to send warplanes to libya the government assist the type of conflict norway was taking part in. now that failure could hardly have had more serious consequences the country now lies in ruins seven years on libya is still being ripped apart by rival governments well wishers armed to the teeth and islamist militants just last week i saw plain responsibility for a shooting that killed two and wounded ten more at the headquarters of the state oil company and the top off the water there were invited to come over for the world government by the way oh oh. oh oh perhaps and surprisingly some politicians in norway are now distancing themselves from the decision given what we know today this was
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a war for a regime change norway should not have participated in the libyan war when you look at what happened next with libya becoming a terrorism hotspot this is not a decision to be proud of of course they're not the first to come to that sorry conclusion the u.k. parliament got there two years ago this report determines the u.k. policy in libya before and since the intervention of march two thousand and eleven was founded on a road use assumptions and an incomplete understanding of the country and the situation and barack obama infamously admitted the aftermath was the biggest mistake of his presidency but that's likely to bring little comfort to the civilians still reeling in the shattered nation. the u.s. envoy to the united nations has accused russia of violating sanctions against north korea nikki haley made that claim at a security council session in new york. the united states has evidence of
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consistent and wide ranging russian violations one russian vessel called the patriot was captured on film transferring refined petroleum to a north korean controlled vessel in april of this year that is un listed last month the independent panel of experts on the employment taishan of north korean sanctions submitted its bi annual report to the sanctions committee. the report contained evidence of multiple wrongfully racist why not to don't every identity group have their space i'm sure most have a positive agenda and goal to be approved the way i interpret it is that white people are being victimized by interacting with us from our understanding it's simply a space for white students to get woke and learn to dismantle dangerous social preconceptions they might have these uncomfortable conversations but no sort of
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social progress the only harm i see is that becoming a white affinity group we put the issue up for debate with perth collectivist and the righteous right and social commentary tater anthony brian logan. i think that i'm not sure why white people would need to feel safe on a college campus person i don't think that they are in any imminent danger and they certainly aren't in any more danger than say muslim students certainly students of color i think that as we heard from some of the students the poor execution you know the name of the group having to change from white to weight is an indication that they pretty much aren't very educated on the issues of racism in the first place personally i don't see anything wrong with have been a group that is one particular race or the has one particular race and it's i do you can so shape with what we want to associate with you can have a white group black group asian group and all these other groups exist there's
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never any kind of problem nobody says anything about and i see no organization on campus the black organization on campus and age an organization on campus but we have a white organization all of that is a problem either we have many groups there are no specific groups or we allow all of them yeah so so two things i mean i think we have to be clear and stating that first of all people of color especially black people can and cannot be racist ok because racism is what changes and racial prejudice there is no there's no debate as race racism is not something that you can just turn on the tone or it's an off color or anybody could be racist that that's not true you have to have power to be racist you have to have power black people don't have power most latin next people don't have power native american people don't have power now i would deny that black and brown people can be big.


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