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this is from. politics only on our t.v. . in the streets with tear gas police once again turn off the heat against protesters in the american town. after a curfew was extended into a second night. as the first batch of trucks from a russian humanitarian convoy is finally at the ukrainian. national we jump inside the trucks and see what it is. but the cease fire and. fears grow of renewed suffering here on the network we report on a palestinian man who's been left literally speechless after being held for a month in israeli detention.
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headlines for a monday the international with me rule research. and use team here thanks for joining us and we begin with the ongoing violence in the u.s. city of focus and misery. once again rounds of tear gas against protesters rallying over the killing of a black teenager by an officer last week security forces say that was in response to protesters reportedly throwing molotov cocktails out them a curfew has now come into effect for a second night following more than a week of demonstrations that are also calling for police to stop their crackdown on mostly peaceful protests it's just after two in the morning and now here's a to use and i. could tell now would have been hard to imagine
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a moment where we would have to report in helmets from the streets of missouri earlier just hours ago complete mayhem and chaos was all right. unraveling on the streets hours before the curfew began where police were firing tear gas at protesters l. rods were being used we know that at least one person was injured really mayhem on the ground people with children killed victim to the tear gas being used we know that a woman that she was trying to speed away from the scene and just really really hectic heavily militarized police for the second night of her seen here night after night this is exactly a week now since clashes began here between protesters and police after the death of unarmed eighteen year old michael brown because of multiple shots fired bullets by a police officer the community has been coming out on to the streets demanding accountability and justice they have not seen many answers if any at all to the death that took place and they're continuing to come out onto the streets to demand that so we'll be here bringing you all the latest as events here unravel as this curfew now
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begins. and protesters claim the police aggression against ferguson demonstrators well it's a lot of proportion very close have been deployed to be on rest in fact images from one of the rallies showing off or so wearing some very serious. equipment for example includes a military helmet a tactical goggles as well his weapon of choice possibly some sort of a grenade launcher all many bean bag which you can see the tip of the gun there with a stranger in a strange opening also with no one is him at all he's got a couple of massive knives and dr mark mason we spoke to him an activist from the occupy movement he says he's very worried about the militarization of police. what we have now on the streets these are not police these are paramilitary troops you go to central america and sure going to find the same thing i cannot over emphasize that i am old enough to see
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a very very frightening transition in the united states where the militarization of the police is a movement by. the owners of this country the last year alone in two thousand and thirteen one year the u.s. pentagon donated more than four hundred million dollars almost a half a billion dollars of military grade equipment to police departments in the united states that's one year old lone almost half a billion dollars of material they are not trained to use this material they don't know what they're doing with it and we should not have paramilitary troops not on the streets of ferguson and not in the streets of central america either this is clear violent state suppression of dissent. the first of almost three hundred russian trucks destined for eastern ukraine are at the border checkpoint now waiting to be let through that have already taken three days and
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numerous hurdles and a great deal of uncertainty for kiev to finally accept that indeed the russian convoy was only carrying a before the vehicles on the go the very last inspection and off and i jumped into the back of one of these big rigs to see exactly what it is it carol. these sixteen tracks from the russian humanitarian convoy are the first to reach the russian ukrainian border they are now parked here literally meters away from donetsk is roarin a border checkpoint and you know today the cargo these trucks are carrying has only been inspected by the representatives of the international red cross and now we're going to do the same i'm going to pick up the truck and mr lee is going to open it for us. military to see. if the boss.
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resign we're simply carrying it wasn't thought wasn't going. book wheat board and the bags are just in case anyone suspects it's guns or munition or something else like weapons of mass destruction. denise tells me that each bag is fifty kilograms and the route one hundred sixty bags here which means a tool to hold. eight tons and this is he tells me the maximum or what they struck can carry well these trucks are now ready to cross the border to deliver its humanitarian cargo to those in eastern ukraine who are in desperate need the driver as we have been able to speak to here told me that there will be two more inspections at the checkpoint from the russian and from the ukrainian side and after that security will be the major challenge for these tracks as the convoy is supposed to travel through regions in eastern ukraine where clashes are still
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continuing. right now r.t. russian ukrainian border. now the convoy is heading for the struggling population of eastern ukraine that continues to suffer from nonstop attacks the ukrainian army is trying to connections between the two largest cities don't yet there and lugansk right here in order to do so though they're trying to take control over dozens of tiny towns and villages on this road on this connecting hub right here for example in that museum you can see it there in the picture here there's the main battery and he government fighters managing to destroy one of the rocket launchers the army's use in the area also. also came under hardcore fire many of the houses razed to the ground under my key as well possibly a real flashpoint because of its proximity to its own yes is basically as close as you can get to the city without being in it yourself our fighting doesn't stop there it's continuing every night and almost half of the town has been razed to the ground now if indeed the army succeeds john yates will be completely blocked from
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the only humanitarian corridor left their cities or thirty's have already warned people the water supply is being cut off there's no electricity in most districts and deliveries of food and drinking water only arrive every several days on top without the bombs and rockets continue killing dozens and destroying what very little people have left. who. is with those. troops. but it's. just. for the purpose of this this is kind of like it was. nothing last for a town that's a jungle that i don't know just don't know what if the military when they're going to deliver services i know you're going to. so you know you know we're going to. be a city should move. and on the diplomatic front some progress has been made in an attempt
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to resolve the ukraine crisis after a two month hiatus top diplomats from germany france ukraine and russia have been given direct talks and up to try. pretty or all of a zimbabwean with details well after five hours of what seem to of being quite tough negotiations at times we heard from frank walter steinmeier the german foreign minister saying that some progress had been made he talked about what is being discussed in this meeting between the foreign ministers of germany france. and russia now he said that they were looking at how to up border security from the russian ukrainian borders also they spent a lot of time discussing the ongoing humanitarian disaster in the east of the country and they ended by saying this all of the foreign ministers will be reporting back to their relevant to their own presidents and heads of government and that they would be pushing for more negotiations in the future in terms of what
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we've heard from other representatives at these meetings the ukrainian foreign minister pablo claim can he tweeted as he was driving away that it be five hours of very tough negotiations but that it would take perhaps five times not before any real steps were taken towards a peaceful diplomatic solution to the crisis in the country and with regards to russia so again allow for over now he's going to be meeting with journalists here in central perlin he's going to be running through what he took away from this meeting it does seem though that there have been some steps taken forward but there's a long way to go before any real framework for peace is put in place and these negotiations look set to continue for a long while yet. and we're currently on standby expecting the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov to give a live news conference any moment now of course of all that on the progress being reached during the talks in berlin do stay with us for that will cross to it live here on r.t. international for the meantime on our web site r.t.
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dot com find out how kiev doesn't seem at all ball though to what about the whereabouts of a russian photo journalist missing in the country for two weeks now. and still to come a bit later in the program here on r.t. international the u.s. steps up its offensive in iraq american warplanes support kodesh forced forces in an assault on the country's largest. that's what the british prime minister calls for even more involvement in the fight against jihadists. and they say that lightning strikes the same place twice and that would be true unless you get your hands on. something like that one of those machines that has the ability to domesticate.
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rules in effect that means you can jump in anytime you want. those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria but we still should be doing everything we can do for the free syrian opposition who will continue to provide military assistance and advice to the iraqi government
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and kurdish forces as they battle these terrorists. thanks for joining us to gaza we go where large crowds have taken advantage of a temporary ceasefire to protest against israel's military offensive but the truce is set to expire later today with fears growing that would just mean yet more bloodshed i mean till now the conflict already claimed nearly two thousand palestinian lives and left many more scarred both physically and mentally harry fear has the story of one man who's been left literally speechless by what's happened to him. the loft directly from the north and west bank is still unable to speak properly or move his legs following twenty eight days of israeli detention
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the thirty year old was returning home having attended job interviews in the united arab emirates when he was arrested at the crossing point between jordan on the west bank which is in part controlled by israel almost a month later he was released into palestinian jurisdiction in a critical condition with his medical records withheld talked to say when he arrived at the hospital he was rigid unable to move his wife says he could move nothing but his eyes and appeared to be dead or a kid i was really phratry him off his the type who can't handle insult and humiliation can you must have been very difficult experience for him he's an extremely sensitive person and he does not accept things so little humiliation. a high flying computer engineer was apparently a normal healthy until his arrest. doctors say he was injected with unknown substances that shocked his system sending him into a comatose state the patient was given medicine.
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spittle presents and symptoms of stroke and he was shaking his lawyer says israel claimed he was a member of hamas and supported the movement something his father vehemently denies and i know my son he doesn't. remember any association even but even how much he was happy even anybody and he just seeing these thirty years he just get with his home with his family with his war with his job until a few days ago it was mute and unconscious now able to mumble words he took hours to tell his father he did allegedly undergone harsh treatment forced into stress positions and kept in total isolation in what he called a black hole all of the i didn't see him i didn't allowed me to see him or even
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see him a field research or for an israeli human rights group says the evidence suggest mark was subjected to treatment that exceeds israel's own red lines it seems that he was broken psychologically africa did from that first fear of detention from that we deal with him no one from the israeli prison service or army was available to respond to these serious accusations but a spokesperson for the defense ministry said no one is ever detained without a security matter connected to them one of the victim's neighbors visited him at the hospital he too alleged he been arbitrarily targeted at the same crossing ten days ago i was on my way to saudi arabia and they sent me back from the border so this is another example. daily abuse and those when people are just for there being . without having committed any crime. investigator abdul karim says
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israel stepped up its policy of restrictions since the beginning of the recent gaza conflict sometimes it didn't get the two hundred to three hundred beslan. and this is i think a disconnection british meant law it's case although on usually sylvia highlights the tight control that israel's army and ministry of defense have of the palestinians freedom of movement both inside and while returning to their own occupied territory the message from palestinians here is that it's not just the blockaded gaza strip that is at the mercy of israel's security operates this harry fear r.t. the occupied west bank and a lot of story standing by here right now on our web site r.t. dot com for example you might use it but should you trust the reports from a conference held about wiki pedia we the murky side of the world's most popular online encyclopedia. and the height of all photography more than
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a million incredible photos have been taken from the international space station since it first took to the heavens at the start of the millennium we've got the pick of the bunch for you. now the u.s. has stepped up its air strikes in iraq carrying out the largest military operation there since the official withdrawal of troops and twenty eleven american warplanes have targeted the positions and vehicles of jihadists helping kurdish forces to retake control of iraq's largest. the strategically important facility supplies water and power to the north of the country and was seized by islamic state militants earlier this month is the mists have managed to take over large areas of iraq e territory in the north and declare a caliphate and all of this as the u.k. prime minister has called. for a broader security response towards the threat posed by the islamic state he claimed humanitarian efforts are not enough to cope with the issue and suggested
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using the country's military to destroy the caliphate sociologist an expert on iraq something that i danny says the british arming and support of rebels in neighboring syria has in fact spurred on the she harvests in iraq this is something. the british government should have thought about. when it started funding arming the various groups in syria said to you over ten billion pounds worth friend about fifteen billion dollars and some estimates iraqis. and within the context of syria. figures are not available but certainly. tens of millions of pounds on the. top to destabilize syria basically make it open to all these terrorist organizations these terrorist organizations were created used and used by by the western powers including gear including britain. and as the
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british leader calls for more involvement in iraq let's have a look at what the previous campaign cost for example there were forty six thousand british troops deployed to the country nearly one hundred eighty of them were killed and the government expected to blow two point five billion pounds although the actual cost turned out to be more than three times that most of the spending went to the military with barely five percent of the money going to humanitarian aid efforts well for the meantime let's get to some other global headlines in brief into the day we go to pakistan where tens of thousands of anti-government protesters are on the streets again the opposition announcing a forty eight hour ultimatum to the current prime minister nawaz sharif to resign also pakistanis are being urged not to pay their taxes or utility bills a police estimate around fifty five thousand people have occupied the capital center i mean the liberian capital where
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a quarantine center for ebola patients has been attacked and looted by a crowd all claiming the current epidemic is a hoax at least seventeen patients reportedly of scape ten others were taken away by their families. fears the deadly virus will now spread further away that would be an easier way thirteen more survivors have been found after a tourist boat sank on saturday a two foreign nationals are still missing more than a dozen people were on board the boat when it hit a coral reef and went down just off the east coast of indonesia it was. one of our main stories for you here on r.t. international after a two month hiatus top diplomats are discussing the ukrainian crisis now the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov at the microphone let's listen in. the new. concerning which we have been talking for a long time there is some proof there is. only. the
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currently existing. consensus some delivering community here in aid to the people of ukraine. we mentioned the russia's initiative to sent about three hundred trucks with humanitarian aid finally all the issues which i think were quite artificial have been resolved. and the plan was completely coordinated with the ukraine and with the international red cross and we expect that this aid will soon reach the people that needed so badly by the way i would like to mention that as soon as. the media circus regarding this initiative by russia well dissipated. the western media show no more interest in it and the longer and nobody is talking about this humanitarian aid convoy any longer in western media with so we talked about humanitarian issues i think this is what
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we all should be concerned about today and we have agreed that the experience that we would have acquired in dealing with this communitarian sending humanitarian aid to ukraine through russia we should make use of this experience in the future because unfortunately unfortunately it seems like people in southeastern ukraine will require more aid in the future the second area where we also marked some progress is border control. of course initially the main responsibility for security along the border is with russia and ukraine and we soon full responsibility for everything happening on our side of the border making sure that there is no illegal crossing of the border and ukraine is responsible for doing the same on its side of the border.
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nevertheless as you know there's. some time ago as a good will gesture the russian bided or you see monitors the border crossings that are controlled by people's militia on the ukrainian side of these monitors work and they are in their report to vienna to their headquarters regarding what they see and i think they have been there for about three weeks and in these three weeks they saw no illegal crossings of the border and they report so to vienna there are reports are they able you can actually read them what they say is that there's increasing flow of refugees from the ukraine mainly older people we men children and this isn't a separate problem which the russian federation mainly they are all stuff region and some other regions face today so. as far as border control is
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concerned we think that always see monitors on the russian side of the border is an important contribution to our efforts. our ukrainian colleagues don't have enough personnel there is a special always seem want to turn a mission in ukraine that has its mandate for another six months in and can be boosted up to five hundred people or even more if necessary but at this point i think they have four hundred staff so they have room for expansions and this mission according to the mandate that. has been approved a long time ago and he'll always see permanent counts no. this monitoring group can acquire the necessary equipment. they're talking about acquiring drones currently to control the border to monitor the border on the ukrainian side of the border we are in favor of this initiative we think this more of the fish and. this mission
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is the better so humanitarian aid and border control be nice to areas so we said there was some progress you know there is. where we don't see any progress so for ceasefire and with the political process ceasefire well obviously this is the number one priority to do because people are being killed infrastructure is being destroyed. by the way when talks intensified regarding our humanity tyranny and we talked about routes and ways of delivering it and the intensity of fighting and intensity of attacks and bombardments. dramatically increased i'm talking about gonski and some. of the suburbs of lugansk. these are the places where the aid will go and we
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firmed our position russia's position that ceasefire should be on condition no unfortunately our ukrainian colleagues continue making all sorts of conditions whichever there they go. including as they say. making sure that the border is not penetrated and like i said earlier we don't mind saying we we think there should be efficient control along the border in place so we do everything we can on our side and i think you. crane can also do a better job of securing the border and on top of that like i said there is the always see mission that can help the ukrainian government and then purchase the necessary equipment but a cease fire we believe should be unconditional and we have made agreements to death at the in geneva and in berlin air earlier by the
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way the berlin statement that was adopted on july the second. said that. there will be observers from the always see any ukrainian border guards at the border crossings but only in this situation when ceasefire is in place as a goodwill gesture we have agreed. always see monitors to work at the border crossings in other words we comply with the burley statement in the part that applies to us but other sections so this statement that apply to ukraine. has not been fulfilled a ceasefire has not been achieved of course it's a two way street and our colleagues from kiev complain that they cannot talk to the representatives of the militia but you know of course when you're constantly on the
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bar bargeman for example in lugansk it is very hard to communicate so. the united states can actually influence in this regard of course the united states were not present at the meeting but we constantly ask washington to influence. the ukrainian if the worry is to beat them to stop the bloodshed. and start the talks so talks is the fourth subject we talked about the political process and unfortunately we don't see any substantive progress this. april seventeenth big geneva accords were made and it said that there should be constitutional reform mediately including a nationwide dialogue involving all the regions and old political forces of ukraine like i said this was.


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