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because of the few. slides at least seven people are killed and thirty five left unaccounted for after a popular blog collapses following a devastating gas explosion in the russian city of magnitude god's. britain and france 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 two weeks. and thirty russian children who've been held in iraqi prison whether allegedly ice parents are back at home when they return from russia .
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a low eleven pm here in moscow this new year's eve life marked international's news agency was kevin zero in with you this evening thanks for watching and first the national tragedy as it sees in the new year the central russian city of need to go attempting to come to terms with the tragic collapse of an apartment block on monday morning the federal emergency ministry now says at least seven people died and that at least thirty five have been left and accounted for after that building came down after a gas explosion president putin was there in the aftermath and met with emergency coordinator. we should think of those who lost their lives and who were injured but now let's start to work because we have all the necessary equipment and all the necessary. we are now clearing the debris the risk of collapse still remains. after meeting with officials and rescue workers the russian president paid a visit then to the hospital where the wounded are being treated he's promised full support for those. by the disaster over
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a thousand people have been evacuated from their homes nearby following the explosion because a risk now of further collapse tonight one of the building's residents describe the scene to us. it was that 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 the windows there were also shattered i could smell smoke my neighbors were yelling the main door was blown out and it was blocking our door and then i thought there would be stance but we left the corridor and there was just trouble. the authorities say a period of mourning will be no staff to the end of rescue recovery operations that there are tutors across developments. it's an absolutely tragic incident this especially as it's new year's eve national holiday people will be preparing for the big celebrations tomorrow really really sad story this it happened the location is actually the southern part of the ural mountains quite
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a remote area happened around six am local time in the early hours so you can as you can imagine most people would have been sleeping certainly in their flats there it was caused by a gas explosion in the center of this building this multi-unit building in the section just collapse the two adjacent sides we've been told by the emergency ministry the being the real worries that those two sides would collapse as well hence over a thousand people were evacuated there what we know about the building itself it consists of forty eight flats there was one hundred twenty people registered to be living there four people we know so far have died tragically five people have been hospitalized one of those a child and five people were retrieved from the rubble so we do have is one eyewitness account from a lady who tells us what happened. there was a blast as first there was an earthquake who rushed to
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a balcony and so fire in that house on the second floor no windows were left to nelson that they were all blown out. if we look at how the emergency services responded they respond within ten minutes and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of rescue workers now helping to try and retrieve others in the rubble of this to be don't know whether the survivors or whether they've fatalities additional. psychiatry's have been deployed there the emergency minister is on the scene as well and the emergency services have said that they will deploy me people if required. what they're most worried about i mean the temperatures that are freezing it's minus seventy that limits the time most of the officers for this rescue operation it's predicted that it might go to my as tight saturday at nightfall so i have really worried about that as with all tied to things like this the communities tend to work together to try and help people and that's exactly
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what's happening. at the moment that pulling together helping those have lost their homes family members and friends. and obviously they are still waiting to see how bad the fatalities and the injuries are. a former official at russia's emergencies ministry's praised the response of local authorities and the rapid deployment of those rescue teams we had about the use of little by little you local authorities acted in the right way and their response was determined by the possible number of victims local rescue teams started working as soon as they were able to trace the local rescuers and the back of team a well trained and qualified to carry out rescue operations. this last year dozens of people have died as a result of gas explosions in apartment blocks here in russia other tragedies link to building collapses of plague of more than a hundred lives here over the last fifty years.
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in the year old's area of russia magnitogorsk tonight the rescue operation continues in the work help these people so badly affected me to news as well we'll bring you the coverage of it as we get more it. on the turf of october to turn seventeen the department of state notified us co-directed general even a backer of the decision to withdraw from their going ization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to unesco this decision was not taken lightly and reflects his concerns with mounting
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a vs at unesco the need for fundamentally sorry obviously that was the wrong clip we played in that's part of another report we're going to bring in just a little bit later but let me bring you some other news away from the awful events in the need to go as today britain france say they're to increase joint patrols in an effort against illegal immigration into the u.k. after another expected rise in refugees arriving in britain across the english channel over the past two weeks and the cepheids the story. deeply concerning the u.k. immigration minister is sounding the alarm made for a recent sage and migrant crossings over the english channel what do you do in a crisis pick up the phone well the u.k. him 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 it's 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
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flashpoints of the migrant crisis the port in kobe which made headlines almost daily. 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 will say. the leaving.
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will the increasing pressure has meant the u.k. him 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 these mass criminal operations in british waters. they have not got a grip on it what we've got isn't satisfactory and somebody has to do something old timidly the buck stops with the home secretary for now such a job its plan is to keep the number of specialist border force posts under review but he admits there is no easy answer as for defense britain's armed forces are at the ready if need be. we have not had any requests as yet but of the home office is in need of armed forces support than our navy air force an honest and ready to assist and amidst all the mounting pressure there's also the problem of cracking
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down on people smikle is the problem is that the more one house patrol craft out there the more it can be regarded as the pull factor because people at 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 too for the home secretary to consider is the u.k. home secretary ways that his options on the time is taking for a concrete solution well among the latest developments a group of suspected migrants were arrested on monday morning they landed on a big chain kent and six iranian men were also found on a beach near dover on sunday morning international history professor alan scared says up till now the u.k. government's efforts to try to tackle the crisis of bin unsatisfactory the administration has been at fault we only have five patrol boats in the channel so we only have five patrol boats for the border force only one of these is actually
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in the do it was straight in the channel and it's not always. the government. i've done nothing to supply more boat parties because past years have been very few attempts to cross the channel but since christmas have been over a hundred to temps partly because there's a group one specs happens much more difficult to cross the border. after here's a bit around in the us and israel's decision to leave the un's cultural heritage organisation came into force monday washington announced its intention to boycott you know sco in october accusing the agency of and the israel bias. on the twelfth of october two thousand and seventeen the department of state notified unesco directed general it mean a bulk of the u.s. decision to withdraw from their goodness nation and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to unesco this decision was not taken lightly and reflects his concerns with the mountaineer be in the need for fundamental reform in
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their going is ation and continuing anti israel liason. now at this point that we can review that in twenty seventeen there was outcry from the united states and israel when unesco designated a hebron the city in the west bank designated as a world historical site now there is a contested area in the center of that city to muslims it's the ibrahimi mosque to jews it's the cave of patriarchs and at that point we saw some loud outcry from the united states and from israel now it's important to note that this isn't the first time that we've heard accusations of a pro palestinian bias from the usa and from israel and twenty eleven when the body officially recognized a state of palestine at that point the usa and israel both stopped paying dues to unesco they were then stripped of their voting rights in two thousand and thirteen after having not paid their dues so at this point we see the united states carrying
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out a policy that it's long carried out which is when it doesn't like certain international accords and agreements or international bodies it simply withdraw its review the united states will withdraw from the optional protocol in dispute resolution to the vienna convention on diplomatic relations the united states is officially withdrawing from the un human rights council we will not cooperate with the i.c.c. we will provide no assistance to the i.c.c. baseless politicize claims are brought against us hypocritical bodies and institution unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court the council ceases to be . are they have its name we will commence a review of all international agreements that may still expose the united states to proport and binding jurisdiction dispute resolution in the international court of justice so the united states continues to withdraw from international bodies and
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international agreements in response to decisions it does not approve of peter galbraith a former us some busta to croatia told me but he believes america's withdrawal from international agreements in organizations right now will eventually be reversed. so this is entirely political step you know anyone has pointed out that we already have that is that so many of these institutions the united nations the international court of justice were ones that were created a human rights were created by the united states the united states to leave. and now we withdraw but also this constant from a very good sized ministration are very experienced one one i have to point out that lost the election by three million votes and based on the midterm results is not likely to be around it after twenty twenty and so very likely these decisions will then be reversed so my advice to the rest of the world is take
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a deep breath and america will be back you. see russian children who'd been held in a prison in the iraqi capital have returned home we can report they were jailed with their allegedly ice a link mothers who went to iraq and syria but in a caution of reports on the arrival back here in russia. it was you know. the children have returned to russia this evening from iraq wrought on a plane organized by russia from baghdad the children are in quite a bad shape it is almost all of them are in need of urgent medical assistance this return home has been no easy task officials say that they have been gathering documents in abbott and two for months to prove that these children are russians who did d.n.a. tests specialists went to iraq to take some lives and the material went through the
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identification process then we will not be necessary documents and search for the children smelly exceeds. the previous flight of this kind to happen 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 dozens of russian women remain in prison in baghdad most of them facing charges for joining terror groups and some have already been convicted all of these children were born in russia and taken by their parents who fled to syria and iraq allegedly to join terrorist rinks on 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
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for them for months. started to bring them home company last year the time to reunite children had been living in a rocky all for the jews with relatives back in russia at least eleven youngsters were to result of a compound and dozens more by other efforts as well you know from all the stories most likely. coming up where the a light learns to smush played so raise a glass of champagne this new year we hope you're enjoying it we have europe to run the world we're less than an hour away here in moscow about forty minutes away after the break we'll look at some of the celebrations already underway for twenty .
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i've been saying the numbers mean something they matter us is over one trillion dollars and. more than ten dollars timestamping. eighty five percent of global wealth to the rich eight point six percent market so thirty percent your home with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and when he rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars ai industrial park but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers you need to remember in one one show you know forward to miss the one and only. welcome 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. very
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good late evening from moscow the clocks a charm to herald the arrival of twenty nineteen across almost half the globe in just in iran in ten minutes as a. whole welcome to in the new year now behind me they had some pictures from earlier on in where was that thing that was all gaul i know that's not a false. but just forty minutes no from here in moscow let's go to some pictures in moscow that's pretty isn't it kind of thing they set up there in red square outside the. shopping center a very very ornate place called lot of people out there tonight the weather is actually not too bad it's not snowing it's a bit chilly but hey mind you somebody may disagree with all the. being chilly and old is still cool to because we've done in red square. i'm glad to be inside the year is i was outside doing this with you and it doesn't feel cold for the first few hours to know i was saying the. place to be. because
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russians love the new year but it's really hard on t.v. it's amazing how much you think because when they put you becomes going to a much bigger. if you look through it. yeah well you might notice it doesn't seem like there are that many people around me right now but right past that police blockade over there there is an enormous crowd of people not just from moscow not just from russia but from all over the world who have come to red square to celebrate new years now they're enjoying the attractions over there they're enjoying the lighting and many of them are waiting for the annual fireworks display show that happens right after the clock ticks twelve but as you said before many people around the world have already welcomed in the new year like in the middle east in australia and as many of our viewers probably know russia spans over more than just one time zone and president vladimir putin has
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already congratulated many citizens of the far east on their.

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