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in the stories that shaped the week here on our team tensions escalate in the gulf with the us something troops in saudi arabia and imposing new sanctions on iran over tehran's alleged attack on an oil facility. more chaos in hong kong where anti beijing protesters clashed with police respond with rubber bullets and tear gas. deadlock in israel after a 2nd election failed to give any side a majority to form a government of both prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival vying to lead any coalition. and thousands of children as young as 5 have been held
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without charge to preempt attention hunters in one theory of human rights watch says the arrests were made as part of an anti terror crackdown. described severely overcrowded sounds we've 250 or 300 detainees hacked into a song that was 10 years later. you're watching the weekly here on our to recap of the biggest stories from the past 7 days thanks for joining us this hour. the iranian president says he wants gulf nations to work together to provide security in the region that comes after his country standoff with the u.s. intensified this week washington the qs tehran being behind a drone attack on an oil refinery in saudi arabia and made this pledge of support to riyadh. the president has approved the deployment of u.s. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense we will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the
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kingdom of saudi arabia and the u.a.e. to enhance their ability to defend themselves it is clear that even the saudis themselves don't believe the fiction of the rainy and involvement. however the drone and missile attacks were claimed by who the rebels in yemen on friday saudi forces launched several air strikes near the any port of her diet or i thought a coalition spokesman says the goal was to prevent what the rebels are launching remote control assault on shipping in the red sea at the saudis and the u.s. still blame iran for the attack on the oil facility artist garcia has more. that is being decided that iran did it and that started opinion finding with the result of an investigation it's a decision guilty secretary to gather any new evidence that shows who was behind the attacks and do you think it is a slam dunk case to bring to the u.n. next week. i think it's abundantly clear and there is an enormous
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consensus in the region that we know precisely who conducted these attacks was iran i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single mom. is doing what trump does best signing pieces of paper bringing to bear a slew of new sanctions against iran but these are the higher sanctions ever imposed on a country we've never done it to this level. and it's too bad what's happening with iran it's going to hell the americans who weren't attacked of already decided what happened then who is guilty the saudis who were attacked and have all the day bree and bits and pieces of the missiles are still working on technicalities like evidence and proof let that sink in. the attack did not originate from yemen the attack was launched from the move and was unquestioned be sponsored
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by iran it's not in the range of yemen's capabilities if it was them who conducted the attack this is one of the missiles we have recovered and we have information that leads us to the source of these kind of components were made in iran. so what they found is the weapons were allegedly made with iranian components they were fired from the north the direction of iran and its neighbors so cutting to the chase it was iran that's what you're going to say right not once during the presentation did the saudis specifically say that iran did it 1 may ask what on earth saudi defenses were doing at the time they've got the 3rd biggest military budgets on earth but of america's best clients the countries lifted with patriot and other anti missile systems $80000000000.00 a year should protect you from
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a score of drones and missiles no the only thing that might be iranian related is that maybe some of the equipment some of the technology that the who these have might have been incorporated into the attack but why why or why is anyone complaining especially the saudis since the us has been providing the bombs and the aircraft to the saudis to bomb yemen for 4 years so the who with these are just responding back then again to those saying it's iran because their alleged iranian components in the day breach does that mean that the u.s. is responsible for her refit massacres in yemen i mean sure saudi arabia dropped the bombs but those say made in the united states more likely than not to be has been clearing the shelves of american arms manufacturers recently by this logic is new need to investigate to collect evidence it's american bombs it has got
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to be america. and. an entire country reduced to misery and paid untold thousands dead more to die but you know what it's the oil refinery in saudi arabia the book was vengeance. sent to beijing activists in hong kong have staged another protest the summer a autonomous chinese city is in the grip of a 16th consecutive weekend of demonstrations and unrest the protesters have been waving american flags and stamping on chinese ones on saturday police in the city use tear gas and rubber bullets all writers threw molotov cocktails and started fires on the streets.
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meanwhile on tuesday a leading name in the hong kong protest movement appealed to u.s. lawmakers in congress joshua long ones them to pass a bill that would seek greater u.s. support for home. hong kong special status under american law that bans on the city being treated as a separate customs area beijing should not have it both ways wrapping all the economy benefit of hong kong standing in the world while erosion of our freedom that is the most important reason why the hong kong human rights and democracy act and just bought some throws off hong kong. one is
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a prominent student activist who organized this protest against the chinese government in support of hong kong's independence the 22 year old is also a leader of the pro-democracy party them a ceased oh he's already served several jail terms for his activities because stalin explains why one's planned for us supervision over hong kong may backfire. they are many they've won the fight with the authorities by early submission but they are anything but done the american flag waving taskforce among the hong kong protesters are sending their poster boy to convince us legislators to do something big on autonomy. well for those of you having difficulty making out the absence of this boilerplate script it's that human rights and democracy act and it's meant to show beijing that
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the u.s. is serious about fighting for hong kong's rights the united states must make clear to china that its interference in hong kong's affairs will have consequences this month we must possibly cameron bipartisan on consumer rights and democracy act the bill was devised in response to what the u.s. has been calling a chinese infringement on the region's autonomy and requires for america to review own homes special status annually and if that status is ever revoked the region's autonomy would not so much been friendly to but rather new to dust since the early ninety's hong kong has been enjoying huge advantages for wearing washington's special status badge.
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and some believe that a small yet vocal group of protesters is laying an explosive tripwire for the whole region which will not enjoy the konami chain reaction if it's ever triggered in a way that is the villages. signal of the biggest economy in the world. will always just ordered. well it was going to hold a great deal but it's not just the whole portly there are thousands of you notice they 'd stumble 'd and it would likewise be affected of course it's a political war because. it calls only or percent of china's economy previously. held of the deal years ago in be a kind of tool more as far as equality is also. but this isn't on the other hand of course we lost i wish the one country to
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see so as to help china with the internationalization that really with. all american legislators the bill is designed to punish mainland china specifically as protesters would not but while the end goal may very well be punishing beijing in pursuit of a geo political supremacy washington my just overlook the collateral damage. the israeli president is intervening to break the deadlock over forming a new government has initiated 2 days of crunch talks with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his main rival but he can't both are buying to head a coalition after snap elections failed to return a majority. according to the election commission we have received $33.00 seats and netanyahu did not achieve the bloc that he had hoped to achieve citizens of israel want to the unity government even after previous elections and they want to now i was talking about it almost for the whole year. why do you need to government with
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me as the leader. i was surprised and disappointed by the fact that as of now benny gantz still refuses my cool to meet the president called for unity and without a meeting between the 2 major party leaders a unity government cannot be formed israel faces the prospect of a 3rd round of elections and less than a year of an agreement between the blocs isn't reached kansas center left blue and white alliance won $33.00 seats while the yahoo center right party was just behind a bloc of arab parties known as joint lists came 3rd gaining 5 more seats than in the previous election and this block presents a major threat to that you know his party as it could enter into a coalition with cancer alliance arab voter turnout was high at around 59 percent and it's thought that that was spurred in part by netanyahu is inflammatory remarks about arab districts and the potential for voter fraud or even bercow a commentator for israel today says a coalition involving the arabs would still be difficult for. public wants
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unification between the 2 main blocs they want unification and numbers speaks for us and as for the. party you know it is sensitive to say that any of the 2 blocs mainly the good begun small good day red white rock can adopt them because they object to anything called them is a very real and they all support to do the palestinian terrorist organization it's hard to be allied with such a bloc they cannot be adopted this part of legitimate government because they are all gypsy everything we do in the area they are blacksmith trying to blackmail to go government so it's very hard to predict what is about to happen in the near future. still to come identity crisis facebook now claims it's
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a publisher at not just a platform and a legal case which could have a major impact on what's posted on the site that story and more after the break. you know world is big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bad 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. the world is driven by dreamers shaped by the one
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percent of those great. day or so thinks. we dare to ask. welcome back to the weekly and ongoing crackdown on terrorists in nigeria has seen thousands of children being detained that's according to a new report by human rights watch we spoke to one of the researchers behind the publication since 2013 nigeria has detained about 3600 children and in june human rights watch went to the northeast of nigeria where boko
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haram its most active and we interviewed more than 30 children who had been detained the vast majority of these children were never charged with a crime in fact they were never taken to court they never had the opportunity to see a judge the children were denied contact with their families and held in orrible conditions they described so little space that they couldn't turn over at night they were you know pile one next to the other they described it like being razor blades in a pack many of them something began losing hope that they would ever be released some thought that they would die in detention. children as young as 5 are reportedly held in overcrowded military detention facilities a little or no evidence they spent months some even years there without charge or support of sexual physical and mental abuse and also extreme overcrowding the children had been accused of involvement with the armed terrorist group boko herat
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. the radical islamist organization is based in northeastern nigeria carries out suicide bombings as well as armed assaults throughout west africa in 2015 a poker her pledge allegiance to islamic state and many of the imprisoned children were rounded up by nigerian authorities during military operations against the terrorists. they are asked me if i was a member of booker and beat me up when i said no they tied my hands and legs and hung me to a tree and continued to flow camy they flogged me and left me tied to the tree from morning till evening one person from my village was killed during the interrogation if you make a noise if you drink water without asking them if you go toward the door to get fresh air they beat you. the soldiers had girlfriends one of the girls from our village was a girlfriend of a soldier she would usually take her out of the compound some ladies got pregnant in the cell and delivered while i was there. the nigerian authorities have released
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over 2000 children from detention since 2013 nearly all of them have been held without charge jo becker again says the government should make more of an effort to release the children still being held. nobody knows the current number of children may still be in military custody nigerian authorities do not allow the united nations or independent organizations like human rights watch to access the military detention centers but what human rights watch is calling for is that nigerian authorities release any remaining children in military detention and transfer them to civilian child protection authorities so that they can receive rehabilitation help or unifying with their families and reintegrating into their communities the nigerian military denies the allegations made in the report saying the children are kept and secure areas and adequately cared for we've asked the nigerian ministry of justice for comment but haven't received any reply yet. social media giant facebook
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is apparently undergoing an identity crisis it's changed the way it describes itself from a platform to a publisher and that could have some important ramifications and they recently go case facebook claimed it was a publisher insisting it has the right to ban who it wants but that would also make it liable for what goes out on its platform responsibility its previously tried to dodge military go reports. so what have we got here. that's better. plaintive ultra right web activist laura luma who was taken off pretty much all major online platforms defendant facebook one of the giants which kicked her out we carefully flicked through these court papers which the defendant filed could fly and bury the lawsuit and here's what really caught the eye. to the extent miss lewis claimed targets facebook's decision to deactivate her accounts it
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is also deficient on the well established law need to facebook know any of the publisher can be liable for failing to publish someone else's message 1st amendment provides absolute protection for such decisions what was it again either facebook nor any other publisher protection by the 1st amendment so in this particular case the lawyers of sucking co are happy to legally refer to their social network as up publisher digging a bit deeper will reveal facebook has done that in the past as well when last year an app startup was crossing swords with facebook in court this is what came from the network spent the thought discretion is a 3 speechwriter respective what technological means is used so is it just me or something's wrong with how the platform we use every day identifies itself because when facebook bosses take questions in other places it seems they always try to
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distance themselves from the notion publisher which are you are you a tech company or are you the world's largest publisher because i think that goes to a really important question on what form of regulation or government action if any we would take. senator this is. a really big question i view us as a tech company because the primary thing that we do is build technology and products are you responsible for your content which make exactly on of a publisher. well i agree that we're responsible for the content we don't produce the content and that's been the message for quite a while. we are a tech company not a media company. i do think we have to be the publisher and we definitely don't want to be the arbiter of the truth now just imagine what kind of legal trouble the tech giant may put itself in if it becomes universally recognized the company mr
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zuckerberg is running is a publisher not just a tech platform are they really ready to be responsible for anything disturbing more outright criminal that gets posted under the blue logo the examples have been out there in abundance. the way. or what if simply someone decides to lawyer and bully me with all kinds of offensive stuff right on facebook should i then also follow defamation suit against the network because they as a publisher alloted it's well known you can't have a cake and eat it at the same time will probably unless your last name is sucker bird we did ask facebook to respond to this story although so far they have refused to comment. large scale military drills were conducted this week in various
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locations across central asia home a meeting in russia troops from 8 countries took part in quitting china and long time adversaries india and pakistan the primary goal was to develop cooperation of fighting terror groups like the islamic state.
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that's our breakdown of just some of the biggest headlines from the past week for more on those stories and the latest news head to our website are to dot com. you like. to see it.
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as a tense situation invent. is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been phased only implemented for inside venezuela things look different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum venezuela associate. famous will have a supplement belief that absent that political battle so on the path to the map of the moment the focus of the who story isn't new makes him cold in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy
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