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u.s. state of alabama looks into whether a pro democratic party operation involving thousands of fake russian violated campaign laws and if it cost the republican candidates the. syrian forces say they've entered the northern city of the move comes at the request of civilians and kurds in the area turkey troops for an offensive. a boost in its riot control despite a number of serious injuries among the best protesters called by rubber bullets.
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world wide this is i'll see international. news update from the center first for you the u.s. the state of alabama is looking into a discredited pro-democratic party operation and whether it illegally impacted on the senate race there back in two thousand and seventeen the operation involved more than a thousand fake russian language twitter accounts designed to appear as if they were backing a republican rival of a company behind it was in fact meant to be tracking fake russian accounts but instead created their own let's get more on this now from our respondents. how is this all unfolded in alabama well we're hearing from the attorney general that the state of alabama and their attorney general is looking into the use of decision from asian by the democrats against roy moore in the special election let's take a review of the announcement. the information is concerning the impact it had on
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the election is something that's significant for us to explore and we'll go from there. now this comes after reid hoffman who is a co-founder of the social media outlet linked in he's a billionaire and he's actually apologized to republican candidate roy moore for the fact that he donated to an organization that apparently was creating fake russian bots in order to give the impression that roy moore the republican candidate was receiving support from russia now he apparently gave seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to an outfit called american engagement technologies one hundred thousand of that money actually went to new knowledge and during the election this entity called new knowledge created a thousand fake accounts that were designed to to look like russian bots they were russian language accounts and apparently they then had those accounts follow roy moore and promote roy moore in order to give the impression that roy moore was receiving russian support now new knowledge apparently has considered itself to be
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an expert on on alleged russian meddling they actually quote this is a quote from the organization quote we take a strong stand against people or organizations that create networks of accounts to mislead others about who they are or what they're doing and now at this point jonathan morgan who is the creator of this entity new knowledge has been banned from facebook and we're basically seeing that that the methods that were utilized. by hamilton sixty eight which is a web site that purports to track russian influence in russian bots apparently these methods have been studied by new knowledge now it's important to note that c.n.n. the american media outlet c.n.n. it has not reported on this it did not report on this incident from december nineteenth when it broke this this entity was imitating russian social media activity in order to discredit roy moore it did not report on this all the way from
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from december nineteenth until december twenty seventh so c.n.n. has. and pretty silent and apparently hamilton sixty eight this is an entity that is that is apparently been studying these methods and working with new new knowledge in order to imitate russian bots apparently this entity was quoted by the new york times the washington post and others as kind of an expert on russian social media activity let's reveal.
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so now we have solid proof that some of the activity pointed to by us mainstream media as alleged russian meddling is actually coming from the united states from this entity known as new knowledge so we're waiting for more information to surface but it's interesting that c.n.n. has not exactly jumped on this story but it appears that more information could be surfacing at some point so we'll be on top of it ok thanks for keeping us up to speed on that kind of open in new york when american journalist believes the bot operation reflects broader problems in the u.s. electoral system dirty tricks are not illegal there. you know they're
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part of our our corrupt electoral system you can you can lie and you can make up stories you can live all people all of these things are. allowed in us the us electoral system and then what what compounds it makes it so corrupting is the vast amount of money that can be poured into these campaigns that allows them to pay for this kind of corruption and then on top of that we have a population that's really not capable of critical thought and so people will buy into the stupidest claims about candidates. the syrian military says government forces of into the northern city of man page at the request of civilians and kodesh fighters in the area it comes as the kurds try to strengthen the city's defense amid an upcoming turkish offensive and considers
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kurdish fighters to be terrorists here's our middle east correspondent paula. what we see happening is that the conflict in the northern syrian city of monday's continues to escalate now we are receiving reports from the syrian military that they soldiers have entered the city at the request of the kurdish fighters and civilians who live there and the concern from locals is that they need assistance against a possible upcoming offensive from the turkish side we invited the syrian government which we belong to to send its armed forces to take over these positions and protect month beach and the freeze of turkish threats. yeah i mean in response to the request of the population of man beach the syrian government and its armed forces announce it is sending in troops to man bridge however right now we are receiving reaction from the turkish side and they say that the claims from the syrian military that they have taken control of the city of members are nothing more than psychological warfare and that the situation at this point in time
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remains fall some definite now all of this comes as the american president donald trump made the surprise announcement that he was withdrawing american troops from syria of course the americans have been giving a lot of support in the form of weapons and the like to the y.p. who are the syrian kurdish fighters and what we now hear happening is that what this possible upcoming turkish offensive those on the ground many locals fear and feel that they have been betrayed by the americans over the past couple of years americans get the best safety and stability for the north of syria this region and north syria entirely are going to be testable lives of people shall flee and terrorism will prevail the american withdrawal will destabilize the security we have had for a couple of years in this region. the american withdrawal from one beach by don't trump was disappointing for all to see too as i said allman because residents are afraid that others might come to loot just as it happened during the euro we want
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a safe situation meanwhile the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov on saturday will be meeting with his turkish counterparts to discuss the situation in the region and specifically in syria now lavrov has already commented on the growing tensions and he has said that he feels that the allied forces will need to bear the brunt of the american withdrawal from syria so it seems like washington wants to shift responsibility to its coalition partners in syria and put additional financial burden on its allies in the region now as the situation continues to escalate on the ground. operating for potential showdown between the united states and turkey amongst others told us later than our last hour of the folds of a form a techie bassa to the united states who explained the motivation behind taking actions in the region. to related but different perspectives one his that turkey declared official policy is supportive of.
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the territorial integrity and national unity of syria and. its industry and work membership as the territorial to syria that republic turkey's problem is not there who controls amidship but that party membership was under. control of the by p.j. bitch for turkey is an extension of the p.k. k. terrorist organization an extension of it in syria so disunity and move into membership means the departure of cherish and emanation of my p.c. influence in the message then there should be no problem for turkey. the french interior ministry is planning to boost its riot control astable purchasing more weapons that fire rubber bullets despite a number of serious injuries among the yellow vest protesters caused by the
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non-lethal ammunition and also numerous warnings from human rights groups over their use to do bensky reports from paris. well there are lots of dangers from these l b d forty's or more commonly known as flash for weapons that they use to launch things such as tear gas grenades sound grenades and even these rubber bullets and those can all do significant damage if they hit people in those protests people with broken bones fractured teeth bruising internal injuries we even saw a number of our crew being injured over the last few weeks of by some of the items that are being shot out of those flash balls but the injuries can be even more serious and that for some people they competed life changing around them either were going to come or are. going to do it. why would the french government want to pull states off still all these flash rules they can as i
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say launch things such as this the rubber bullets well that's largely due to the protests that we've seen in france over the last few weeks the country has been having gulf biden's violent protests for some people describing them as being the host riots inhofe a century. and they've actually been some specifically into the injuries caused as a result of rubber bullets with many civil liberties groups just saying that they shouldn't be used now a group of u.s. academics published a study in december of last year saying that fifteen percent of people who were
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injured by rubber bullets specifically actually ended up with permanent injuries with the majority of people moving. so late they said three percent of those injured specifically by rubber bullets actually went on to lose their lives so the question is why is the french government still deciding to go with using the flash tools which have been proven in some cases to be deadly and still wilting to spend more than two million euros on its vision of protecting the state. of the common stereotype that we sometimes hold of terrorists is being challenged by a study in the united states after nine eleven the so-called average terrorist was often portrayed as being a muslim of arab descent with arabic as the language of choice and they were also commonly thought to have beards now a study by the global policy think tank the rand corporation has found that that reality may be all too different now they claim that the majority of terrorist
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recruited in the united states come from a caucasian or african-american background the study also indicates the terrorists are likely to be young radicalized males while also not highlighting any particular attributes to them at all and the findings come as a contrast to the stereotype we're all familiar with social media professor so you've done a believes this is led to some a dangerous assumptions. a tribute inc any any any issue to a race basically is intended primarily to result and blanket condemnation and blanket condemnation of the people of the middle east are up some muslims and all the people of the middle east was actually necessary for the for the us policy in the region although it was from day one understood by most social scientists to be based on a false premise but obviously it was setting up political strategy and the political strategy required a blanket condemnation and a mass generalization or the notion of to apply to any person coming from the
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region or the middle east region north africa and southeast asia and the study that uses race as a primary viable to explain or to just default to. find out facts about crime or about terrorism is actually highly misleading let alone actually is a very racist. you're watching r t a so-called golden era in british chinese relations is being put to the test again over a smart phone giant we'll tell you about that after the break. when our mind when the content of our mind ees changed there are fees to ratio of the level of the physiology that is at the level of the brain the brain as a form of plasticity can rewire itself and not just the brain but also the rest of
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hello again the british defense ministers voiced his deep concerns about a possible spying threat from the chinese tech giant white comes amid a confrontation between the company and the u.k.'s closest ally the united states as polly boykin our reports. they seemed like the best of friends one side with cash to flash the other keen to court chinese investment you have a golden era of u.k. china relations and what about the relations between britain and china of very good issues in the past i think we've come to an understanding over. premier li you said yes this should be an indispensable partnership. we have cemented britain's position as china's best partner in the west with the u.k. playing bragg's it really with brussels trade ties with china seem as important as ever but there's a bone of contention coming between london and beijing or rather
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a phone of contention we've got to look at what partners such as australia in the us doing in order to ensure that they have the maximum security of that five g. network and we've got to recognise the fact there's been recently exposed the chinese state does sometimes aren't in the maligned way while our way is one of china's most important tech companies that the world's second largest mobile phone producer and it makes the laptops and tablets gadgets that rival apple and samsung but crucially weiwei also sells some of the communications hardware that allows mobile phone and wireless networks to operate and when the u.s. currently embroiled in a tip for tat trade war with beijing the chinese tech giant has come into the spotlight washington says it's concerned that using weiwei hardware will give beijing the ability to spy on foreign countries and exert too much control over
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western infrastructure by the way his raise serious concerns among u.s. officials for a potential role in cyber espionage given their reported links to china's state security services and wire way threaten the security of our networks. due to their close ties to the chinese government and now the u.s. is pursuing well ways chief financial officer who was arrested in vancouver at washington's request to now faces extradition to the u.s. over possible violations of sanctions against iran but the case appears more than a little politicised the u.s. president suggested he might use china's tech princess as a bargaining chip with beijing if i think it's good for the country if i think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made which is a very important thing which is good for national security i would certainly intervene if i thought it was necessary australia or new zealand have followed the u.s. is lead and banned huawei from providing tech for its five g.
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rollout citing security risks the u.k. has yet to follow although there are murmurs in that direction what we're witnessing is more can of security hope something it can. russia for real an american only sees itself in a vulnerable position where it doesn't have secure access to this particular market over the margin having talks in the back room between the american state department and the british foreign office trying to pressure raise or put leverage on the british government to come out and support the years sanctions to the tires of the harben chair but i don't think for one second that britain following america's foreign policy to dictate to the policy that britain needs to treat through the world after bret's that there's little hard evidence of why our way ever having engaged in any spying or handing over of data the company denies any ties to the
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chinese government beyond paying its taxes for the u.k. following washington's lead and banning way risk souring up until now fruitful friendship as well as slowing down the rollout of vital new technology for london it will be a tough choice between wa way and the us way. twenty eight he was a toughie cryptocurrency big coing experts called the year it bubble bursts and predicted its complete demise no fewer than one thousand times.
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well it's still here because of course was the first mass and the centralized digital currency they created more comfortable conditions for trade and transactions and of course again white popularity but cohen enthusiastic and bozak told us what he expects from the cryptocurrency after its rocky ride this year. if you look at the big clean you know price bubble as you would say yeah you could say that that maybe is has happened but the user adoption merchant adoption
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advances in the technology of the block chain itself had twenty eight years actually been a really good year for big corn maybe again not so much for the price but if you're looking at the technological aspect of the blotching underlining because great year . i think that was more like mainstream media's portrayal of the big point as like you know the get rich quick aspect of it during the boron of twenty team but i think that's kind of segue to into the mainstream more so moving into the the interest in the technology like how to block chain work where does the price come from other than speculation the actual technological advancements so i guess for that i could think that mainstream media. i don't think it's much more of a risk than it was when they incorporated the internet into their business model what i think is it provides in credibility it may overpower any kind of security flaws there's a lot of things that happened behind the scenes in banks i think that you know
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a lot of end users and customers at banks would benefit from banks using open ledgers and giving that you know trust listeners specht of a try when it comes to banking. just don't put more in than you're willing to lose and you won't have to worry too much you go trading with emotional money. people in new york have been left dumbfounded by a neon blue light blazing across the sky line take a look at this many people got out their phones to film the bluish horizon as you might be surprised to hear quite a few people wondered whether it was actually an alien invasion well alarmed by the phenomenon and no doubt more than a few phone call city authorities dispatched police units and fire trucks to see what it was all about it turned out it's got nothing to do with a galaxy far far away it was in fact the result of a transformer explosion. that's it for me kevin i was here in
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half an hour to keep you updated after you made the kenyan tribes people taking their first trip abroad and swapping the african sun with the moscow snow. with norm a glass manufacturer gives them instant of public wealth. when the reaming plus the project themselves. with the frame and merry go round lives only the woman. doing all middle of the
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room sick. real needs. you know twenty gallon a crazy things gone a lot of people yell. when arising and somebody pops up with something really insightful really interesting. also you will be in luck that is your last year's does do you know there was one. or not all what i mean.
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to make it was. really a local superman for movie can you see as you know if you buy if. it was you know in the form of a review. oh boy few more of them are very welcome but what i will know from you what many people feel for them is below and from before we talk to. most of the people. who. was on the. side of.
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us on buses. so yes that was my name is all coming i'm a travel photographer i went to kenya today i'm both highly national parks to meet the must i it's been amazing people who have managed to preserve their authenticity and find ways to interact with the outside world to. reach surprisingly many most i speak good english and have internet access so finding them and arranging to meet was a breeze. yet it was.
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not. that. i decided to become a real must find woman myself and experience firsthand all the trials and tribulations of tribal life. thank you but what you put them did was was the tribes most respected woman agreed to help me you know she presented me with the red dress a brightly colored shawl and piles of jewelry that she had made with her own hands . she's fifty two years old and her name's my tour and she has four adult children but i call her mama for short you know and i like. mamma immediately gave me a chore i had to go and fetch some water moment of them there is only a. did you or am i.
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going to let you know that you know that i won. it what are you. going to. say what is. the most i collect water from small puddles left in the dried up river bed for their animals to drink at this time of year when it seldom rains the hydration they normally get from plant. when it comes to drinking the cooking and other household needs to get their water from the well at the large nearest to the village.
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despite carrying heavy water careless tourists are not.


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