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humour's. there are. people ready also for a little while. we will talk to your. headline news at least four people are dead and sixty eight unaccounted for after an apartment block collapses following a gas explosion in the russian city of magnesia goals. britain and france had to step up joint patrols in the english channel after a spike in the number of illegal immigrants trying to get to the u.k. over the past couple of weeks. thirty children who'd been held in an iraqi prison with that allegedly i sold it parents are now back home we were there when they returned to russia. and the french newspaper apologizes to people compare its latest front cover to images from the nazi era.
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like news twenty four seven this is out international on column brights now two pm this new year's eve in moscow at four pm in magnitogorsk which is where we start because the new year holidays go after a tragic start there at least four people have been killed after part of a residential building collapse due to a gas explosion magnitogorsk is a russian industrial city about seven hundred kilometers east of moscow the authorities say the fate of sixty eight people is still unknown one resident who was evacuated from the building described the scene. it was almost as though i was woken up by the sound of the explosion and the shattered glass the windows in my living room were blown out i ran to the kitchen and the windows there were also shot that i could smell smoke you know my neighbors were yelling the main door was blown out and it was blocking our door and then i thought there would be a stand but we left the corridor am. just trouble. correspondent there richard is
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with me in the studio now. and i was on from when this happened what's the scene there like it was a terrible incident this it really is it's near z. people are preparing for new year's day you know it's a national holiday and as we've just heard. this happened in magnitude. which is about seventeen hundred kilometers east of moscow it was caused by a gas explosion which happened at the center of the building and it consequently collapsed. and as you can imagine because it's a national holiday most people you know might have been asleep in their beds or happened in the early hours of the morning around six am local time now. what the emergency services are worried about now is you know the center of this building has collapsed if you can imagine but it was a multi-unit building so they've evacuated over a thousand people on the other sides adjacent to where this tragedy happened the
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building consists of forty eight flats and one hundred twenty people registered living there and these are the figures that we have at the moment four people have died. obviously that's fatal five people have been hospitalized including one child five people have been retrieved from the rubble but we still have sixty eight people who are officially unaccounted for what we do have is an eyewitness account of someone who was there at the time. there was a blast as first we heard there was an earthquake who rushed to fire in that house on the second floor no windows were left in our flat they were all blown out. so as you know absolutely terrible instant what we do know now is how the emergency services reacted they reacted within ten minutes. there are thirteen hundred
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rescuers there at the moment using two hundred pieces of equipment five hundred more are on the way and there are obviously staff on standby if they need it they've also deployed. psychiatric help for those who are affected and the emergency minister is on the scene as well now. what the fear they're worried about is minus seventeen the moment now so time is of the essence with this rescue operation there might be survivors still underneath that rubble but the temperatures are predicted to drop to minus twenty seven tonight so they really are working as fast as they can the president has obviously been informed as to what's going on so he's given our eye on it what happens during times of tragedy as we know call and communities tend to pull together and help out and that's exactly what's happening here people are helping those who've lost their homes possibly their families and friends and really pulling together and of course this story is
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developing we've yet to find out what the the final tragedy is in full but i will keep you across that as news comes in coma today richard thanks very much for that . elise twenty six people have died from the aftereffects of gas explosions in residential apartment blocks in russia this year alone of the tragedies linked to building collapses have claimed more than one hundred lives over the past fifteen years.
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what other headline news now in britain and france say that to increase joint patrols in an effort against illegal immigration to the u.k. after an unexpected rise in refugees arriving in britain across the english channel over the past two weeks and he says he has the story. deeply concerning the u.k. immigration minister is sounding the alarm may first recent sage in migrant crossings over the english channel what do you do in a crisis pick up the phone well the u.k. haim secretary and the french interior minister at least spoke to each other but is this really enough to combat channel crossings from the u.k. and france is a partnership all too familiar when it comes to border protection but having spent millions already to set up and then move refugee camps one of the biggest flashpoints of the migrant crisis the port in kobe which made headlines almost daily.
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from cal a today for the poor to seen a spike in the number of adults some children arriving at the kents coast sporadic crossings was seen at the start of the refugee crisis but more recently over two hundred twenty men women and children have attempted to make their way if in the last fifty days all say.
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well the increasing pressure has meant the u.k. home secretary has had to cut his holiday short he's been y. day accused of having a failed strategy he has still to explain exactly how the government plans to handle the small screen in the operations british ruled they have not got a grip on it what we've got is unsatisfactory and somebody has to do something ultimately the buck stops with the home secretary for now such a job it's plan is to keep the number of specialist border force boats under review but he admits there's no easy answer as for defense britain's armed forces are at the ready if need be we have not heard any requests to zero but have the home office is in need of armed forces support the no navy air force an. assist and amidst all the mounting pressure there's also the problem of cracking down on people smugglers the problem is that the more one a house patrol craft out there the more it can be regarded as
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a pull factor because people these gangs know that if they get halfway across the channel they're going to be picked up so it is a very fine dilemma to for the home secretary to consider is the u.k. home secretary weighs up his options on the issue time is ticking for a concrete solution and then the latest development six more iranian men were found on a beach near dover on sunday morning international history professor alan scott says that up until now the u.k. government's efforts to tackle the crisis have been satisfactory. the current administration has been at fault we only have five patrol boats in the channel sorry we only have five patrol boats for the border force only one of these is actually in the do it was straight in the channel and that's not always. the government. done nothing to supply more of parties because in past years they've been very few attempts to cross the channel
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but since christmas be no four hundred attempts this year partly because there's a group that one spreads happened to be much more difficult to cross the bridge. was not only the u.k. and europe is trying to come to grips with migration this year in the us donald trump's controversial approach to coping the flow of people has driven deep divisions throughout twenty eighteen we've had a number of guest crossed swords on the issue here's one fiery confrontation from june. first of all it's not true that all these people are arrested for just crossing the border they're arrested for illegally crossing the border there are points of entry where they could come in sequel a little asylum but these these people are if in fact they are families and not you know sex traffickers are others who come with children a way to break the u.s. law by entering it and crashing the border illegally and despite the fact that
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they're looking for a better life surely they know the risks involved and that might be that they are separated from their children if they go in illegally even if they're doing it legally which oftentimes just racism you are hearing from people like sean. my to be counterpart here in the case of these people coming to united states it's not quite as simple as just happened to meet specific points eventually people are credible violence and they're coming here are your channel your local silence i don't. stand how in any way that justifies taking your kids away and ordering the fat weak and. take advantage of this and turns into it was that sadistic kind of policy and really it's his political base in which i'm glad he's getting his speech and called me a racist which i'm not surprised it doesn't anger me i wouldn't expect anything else from a leftist who has no facts and throws out the racist word without even knowing who i am and nothing i said was racist but that aside do you know there is
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a three hundred percent increase in kids coming to this country presented with an adult who turned out to be sex traffickers or pedophiles or others who are not their parents and by the way i'm sure you were is outraged sure when barack obama did virtually the same thing in fact deported mexican children back to mexico without their parents' knowledge where was the outrage when that was going on where was the outrage when he sent children all over the country when they entered this country illegally with their parents i didn't hear a peep out of people like you on the left this is nothing more than an attempt to villainize donald trump where a country of laws if these parents choose to put their kids at risk by breaking the law they're going to suffer the consequences and the american people are fine with that so not all democrats are the same there are plenty of criticism to give so what rock obama and hillary clinton state department did you immigrants are here i have my entire life here and kind of rhetoric and dog whistles from racists like
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and you saw i mean i think what's what's happening to god arrows are you've got you've got a lot of nerve i'd like to give you want to give me one example of how i'm a racist. well you don't do the kind of narrative that you're creating to try to do the acts that you're putting out there or kind of say that we've always will sure be able betts rights are. you're using a very particular propaganda tool to try to create radio stations how do you get rid of all that is racist obey the law imagine that imagine that. yeah well i want time people own slaves who knows laws well i'm sure there's plenty of people in this country mike you saw no but how do you know there is no you do not understand how you are able to go. and use that missionary due to racism.
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so to russian children who'd been held in a prison in the iraqi capital have now we're not allowed to return home they were jailed with that allegedly ice a link mothers who went to iraq and syria but in a culture of a report. people little bit you know you. see children have returned to russia this evening from iraq brought on a plane organized by russia from baghdad the children are in quite a bad shape it is sad that almost all of them are in need of the urgent medical assistance this return home has been no easy task officials say that they have been gathering documents avon's to for months to prove that these children are russians really did d.n.a. tests to see specialists went to iraq to take some classes with his id and the
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material runs from the identification process and then i will not be necessary documents and search for the children smelliest yes. the previous flight of this kind to happened over a year ago meantime. children aged four to fifteen have been in prison in the iraqi capital with their mothers almost all of them had to leave their mothers behind now. russian women remain in prison baghdad most of them facing charges for joining. some have already been convicted all of these children were born in russia and taken by their parents. and iraq allegedly to join terrorist rinks arriving back here in moscow the children have been receiving hospital treatment and general rehabilitation and of course they have already been reunited with their relatives who have been looking for them. to start
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today bring them home campaign last year in an attempt to reunite children living in iraq and often it is with relatives back in russia at least eleven children were returned as a result of pain and dozens more by other efforts as well so you can follow their stories don't go. a new poll suggests that the majority of americans are against genetic engineering if it leads to so-called a designer babies but many also see the benefits if it could eradicate disease the findings revealed that seventy percent of u.s. citizens surveyed would approve of gene editing to defeat incurable diseases that children inherit such as cystic fibrosis around two thirds would also give that back into engineering that would prevent fatal conditions like blindness however most americans oppose genetic modification to choose things like height and intelligence levels. of the u.s. poll comes a month off the ground breaking claim from china the technique while still extremely controversial was used on twins. in an attempt to make them resistance to
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hiv infection. when lulu and lars was just a single. this solitary room was that. through each edge of the enter so you fact people a few days later before returning who were on the lawn or the grease one which checked how well the surgery when the whole genome sequence is the result it is that this surgery was safe as you handed ethical concerns over embryo gene editing in china scene that scientists put under guard he remained remained in a university guest house in the city of shands and and has defended his actions but some scientists say that it's a step too far. what i heard that there were born children from but i thought oh my gosh you just jumped ahead of american microbiologist by natalie thinks it's hard for people to accept such technologies as most don't understand the process of
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being able to deliver this to adults which is a much which is in most ways an a harder. harder adults can consent and that is one of the yes the coalition has that clearly an embryo camp consent however i think it is unlikely as long as we are not being honest which i have. a child who's going to object to being born. who are more strength than usual. more in durance to news who are her long her life's usual or with. better mental capacity. most of the public doesn't really understand her technology very room or the world were or were you she was i think it's. this perception her saying to her tonight. a french newspaper is backpedaling after its front cover has compared to some controversial images it's all next story after the break.
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you know world of big partisan new things a lot of things and conspiracy it's time to wade to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the back and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. manufacture consent to public wealth. when the ruling class is to
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protect themselves. when the final larry go around lifts and we don't want. to ignore middle of the room sick. room. all over again one of france's biggest newspapers in the mountains dedicated its latest from page to the anti-government protesters by the college of pictures of president of the demonstrators but unfortunately it reminded some readers of another iconic image.
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the call the dated saturday december the twenty ninth has provoked critical reactions from some of the reduced with lower jaws to those who have been shot by graphic design their elements used were furring to russian constructivists from the early twentieth century which used black and red this is the way he looks with his face turned to the right it's quiet and expressive he looks a bit like a dictator and this sums it is around his vest it gives him a bad image. to the free saw that paul is you from the join up it. true that when you look at the front page immediately think of nazi germany as i understand it they regret it now because they went too far in a way there is nothing about nazis in here only suggestion but if you look at this
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it is a bit shocking. i think it's more important to work on things that need to be dressed instead of making polemics that will drive us no way. a march by a women's group in california is being counseled by organizers over concerns that it's going to be too white. up to this point the participants have been overwhelmingly white lacking representation from several perspectives in our community instead of pushing forward with crucial voices absent the organizing t.-u. will take time for more outreach well some members clearly weren't satisfied with the cancellation pointing out that more than seventy percent of the population in
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that area happens to be white or the say the organizers failed to encourage diversity in the women's march has been held worldwide since twenty seventeen has been accused of lacking voices from minority groups and of anti semitism seneca college professor and author sean jameson believes the organizers were right to look for diversity. seem to be being reasonable but i guess we need to be careful that this doesn't become into a kind of hollywood casting call for a few token women in veils white women especially white women from the middle and upper classes can pretend to be the voice of women i don't see why women other races and from the lower classes can also speak for women definitely if women from all different backgrounds are not present don't really need to find a way to get the matter to them. well as we say goodbye to twenty eighteen it's time to look back on the events that have shaped sit back enjoy twenty cruise.
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north korea dominated headlines throughout much of the year with the nuclear conflict with the united states president trump and kim jong un exchanged a series of threats but whether to eventually met things thawed and the pair even seemed to form a bond he got the chance to visit the north korean leader's palace ahead of a meeting with the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. we were told to leave most of our belongings and all our mobile devices because they're taking the subway. so we're here in this just one photographer and myself following a lot of say. this is completely deserted and it looks like we're in circling something that appears to be the
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palace. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now but we are being told to fold a small. group. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be the area where it came john will be. and the reason why i think so is because just through this door i saw sister and she was having some sort of conversation with the guards but nobody speaks english here hello. and as far as i understand this is circular.
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i believe this is a bit of a historic moment. and talking behind this wall we were asked to wait in this room so let's just have a walk around to take a look at what they have to offer a. dark north korean chocolate i can tell you that it will taste just like any other dark chocolate anywhere around the world. so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice at residents. i can barely remember being given such access at other locations around the world
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we were just told to see the president which is just outside the doors. and given the fact that we're inside the residence of the north korean leader kim jong un again i'm just going to say i'm absolutely shocked. and. it is really disappointing that we won't be able to find out exactly what's being said behind these stories but just a few hours before mr kim and mr lavrov met the one hundred foreign ministers and making the korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a very delicate issue maintains that the interests of all sides must be respected. so that said it all ended with. inviting kim john into russia so let's see whether
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the north korean leader will accept the invitation for now we're heading back to the airport in the russian foreign minister's motorcade. right from inside kim jong un's residence in pyongyang. talking up the twenty that's the way look from moscow this wherever you're tuning in thanks for watching and i wish you a safe and peaceful and easy. welcome
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to the crystal ball edition of crosstalk what can we expect in the new year we have a great lineup of guests telling us they think.
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time after time to know what you're going on the ground while we're away for christmas we're screening some of your favorite episodes of this season coming up in this we speak to sheffield florida man majid majid about the u.k. government hostile foreign policy and hostile environment from libya and yemen egypt all grieve and as the trades union congress celebrates its one hundred fiftieth anniversary today we go to the site of the battle of all green where ten thousand of office goggles and u.n. miners were attacked by thousands of police following the lord mayor's appeal to home secretary sajid javid we speak to the general secretary of the a new m. and a minor arrested on that day. that's all coming up in ten days edition of going underground well i mean the lord mayor of sheffield's office and with me is the lord mayor of sheffield who had bet thanks so much for letting it all go well i'm going to start asking you how come you are here and there.


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