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the headlines on r t the russian aid convoy is back home after delivering desperately needed supplies to eastern ukraine a mission dubbed an invasion by kiev on the west are to follow the trucks on the dangerous journey through the war zone the main road is very dangerous the route fierce clashes there right now and this is why we take and turn to for you can see this black smoke over there shelling never stops in the city. fears of more street violence in the u.s. city of ferguson jury over whether murder charges should be pressed against the policeman who shot dead on the black teenager plus. a human just. in the. european
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face obviously state we report on the growing numbers of e.u. citizens joining the us in iraq and in syria. wherever you're joining us from in the world welcome to moscow to our international my name's o'neill our top story tons of food water and medicine finally reached the embattled citizens of lugansk in eastern ukraine the aid trucks in russia after delivering their vital cargo in less than twenty four hours. that traveled with the convoy through the war torn region. it finally happens after being stuck at the border for ten days russian trucks with relief aid for. eastern ukraine starts
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their lifesaving journey which took off from russia's border city of donetsk it's right here just sixty kilometers from the guns go final destination but the main road is very dangerous the rock here is clashes there right now and this is why we take and turn to for a little bit to the know and this is why i will have to drive at least one hundred kilometers and still it's not completely safe the road twists through picturesque pastures the inch of the coast snaking through the horizon looks so peaceful but we are in the zone of a large scale military operation there are checkpoints at every crossroad com demand and they truly caus hide in the forest for no cover their anti government forces control in this part of ukraine and they have provided security for the humanitarian convoy. that is now heading towards the guns made way we suddenly stop their reconnaissance groups and before us reports danger had but media got all
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their babies in and they're not out of some ideas about five of them are you assuming. that all was you know it was no one knew anything about them and. two hours later we continue to to change the deal again for security reasons the road we had to take is a wild path this is why we are now moving very very slowly in the villages we pass through some of the few residents left to the site of the cars. we are entering the gonski now after more than four. hours driving you can see this black smoke over there shelling never stops in the city for security reasons again the convoy divides and the trucks and to different roads we follow one of the groups the relief caravan is welcomed by locals who have become thirsty. hungry and desperate
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during the days of hardship like that of all the point that i was there she will knock you off. them i need to work but you can't you love men to live need to walk to make one need to stoop and met up with them i don't know what you can feel the government's way you have it all you do you can't go in for put up many of the you think you will. keep watch out for new york for us to get good at it it's gotta go forward to carryout me to my kids court appointed kid to court finally the convoy arrives at one of the city's warehouses willing to use it here to help with the unloading. the first go to socially vulnerable groups and those who have been affected the most by the ongoing crisis in lugansk the doso in neighboring towns and villages along the way to humanitarian aid from russia has finally now here it is going to save time as i told you to medicine and other goods that are surely needed to tame the city that has been living under at
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a very intense shelling so many months and recently without electricity all the world to the people of the small town region have been waiting for these convoys for many days within the next hours they will start receiving the first house. review notion out lugansk ukraine. but while we're down because finally received some much needed aid at least five residents have been killed and seventy injured in army shelling over the past twenty four hours just to warn you there are some graphic images coming up local say scenes like this are frequent less than half of the five hundred thousand people who used to live in lugansk remain there and it's mainly be elderly no place in the city is safe residential areas come under fire every day. now the u.s. say is that the humanitarian convoys tour into ukraine is a violation of the nation's sovereignty and has warned row. there could be
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consequences the white house has issued a statement calling russia's humanitarian convoy a military one without providing anything to back up and. it also claims that most of the vehicles have only been inspected by russia despite checks by foreign journalist i'm the international red cross the statement does not mention that local citizens are in desperate need of food and saw russian supplies being delivered. this little that there are such a thing. if you like. killing a sheep because they do you would think that there was a little if you don't want to see him playing someone you. are here i spoke to the un chief for humanitarian work she says her organization
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recognizes the dire situation that the civilians in ukraine are in it's of utmost importance to avoid politicizing the issue. i think that there are political issues which need to be addressed between ukraine and the russian federation what i think is important in terms of the humanitarian aspects of this is that those aspects are not politicized that one of the important things about humanitarian work is that it's independent it's neutral it's about bringing aid to people desperate need i regret that this whole d.c.u. of the convoy became highly politicized and i hope that that does not happen again . the russian defense ministry house rebuff the nato secretary general is allegation of direct military involvement in ukraine the ministry spokesperson said stop paying attention to the quote hollow statements based on nothing but twitter
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meanwhile the russian foreign ministry says it's our grades by accusations that the humanitarian convoys entry into ukraine wasn't agreed with kiev and also that the red cross had no involvement it notes that an agreement with kiev have in fact been reached over a week ago and that the convoy and been thoroughly inspected by the i c r c the ministry also sees that nato need only talk to the red cross to find out the truth about the organizations involved making false claims about the i.c.r.c. only denigrates its work the western mainstream media was quick to farm the hysteria surrounding the russian aid convoy some even went so far as to call it a trojan horse scurrying artillery units r t spoke to a number of political analysts about the accusations. when in history has a country in very gentle another country documents it from beginning to end what
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its movements again it's a baby so full of the ukrainian government so for western governments that would best be dry let's sue alleges an invasion is preposterous nonsense but when you think of it somewhat chaotic respectively it makes absolute sense to distort the truth and paint russia in a very negative way and to argue that russia is france and in ukraine this is the pinnacle of hypocrisy there it's clear that there is no invasion it's clear that the convoy is purely humanitarian and it's clear that the arrival of the convoy has a point to underscore to the rest of the world that there is no invasion that the only people suffering here are the peaceful people in eastern ukraine that their own government is trying to murder and that's a problem and so they need to divert attention from this to some sort of hypocritical talk of russian invasion they have really off the scale isn't it because we've had countries that have invaded other countries for the past twenty
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years on the basis of humanitarian interventions for example yugoslavia was twelve libya of course and iraq when we think back to ninety ninety nine the u.s. led a war against yugoslavia a stenciling for humanitarian reasons and here we have to have a russian aid convoy carrying purely aid to people to people in the east and it's being labeled an invasion it really is quite outrageous or any more support for kiev came from germany's chancellor angela merkel she held talks with ukraine's president in kiev polis lior has more on what was said. many good words have been said and often these are the woods of people here inhofe ruined dinette square i am want to hear but experience has shown him to be a little bit suspicious of what leaders are saying on the one hand the german chancellor angela merkel say that she does support a cease fire she also said that the interests of russian speaking citizens in ukraine needs to be addressed she also said she supports the idea of eight
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decentralization of power the ukrainian president petro poroshenko said that he was taking up a fund to the tune of some five hundred million euros that was being provided for by germany now he has been asking for money to help rebuild donbass with essentially the ukrainian army has been active both leaders did say that they understood that a purely military solution was impossible merkel did however the slip some one sided remarks she expressed unquestioning support for the kiev government she also said that they couldn't be a peace process for as long as weapons were coming across the border from russia into ukraine now this is a claim that has been made by civil waste and leaders but none of them have been able to back up these claims with any kind of proof or evidence the german chancellor also saying that all previous cease fires had been unilateral and broken by antigovernment fighters now this is not something that people on the ground have been telling us so if the people here in the new guns going to nate's region say
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that all previous truce has happened while simultaneously you have the ukrainian military continuing with its shelling and its operations. villi them are former state secretary the german minister of defense ses angle of merkel's calls for a cease fire gives him hope that the chancellor is seeing her citizens position on the ukrainian conflict. people here in germany fed up with nato allies and they are fed up with who was organized was the united states and they are and if we were in their files saying it is totally unnecessary to provide president paul shango with a window off. we are not interested in having the ongoing conflict in the eastern part of so you clain if you should do the utmost to find a peaceful solution and therefore i think most people here in glee tools elan marks
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. that weapons should be silent in zero clane. our website r t dot com we are following the fate of russian for talk of the end and disappeared in ukraine eighteen days ago he's worked for media outlets like he and reuters in various hotspots around the world calls for his release or globally supported by a campaign on social networks. a grand jury is considering whether charges should be pressed against the police officer suspected of killing an unarmed black teenager in the us city of ferguson fears. to do so will lead to further street clashes. takes up the story the anger and frustration over the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager michael brown has not gone away this community is still demanding justice and accountability for brown's death darren wilson the white police officer who shot shop around six times
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remains on paid leave while the st louis grand jury has. charged with killing the eighteen year old the decision is expected in october but the makeup of the jury may ignite a new wave of backlash nine white people and only three black people were chosen as jurors even representation may ignite a new feeling of injustice causing the public to accuse the process of being biased on issues of transparency surrounding the shooting the police the ferguson police has disclosed as little information as possible the official police incident report obtained by the a.c.l.u. is only two pages long and does not include a description of the shooting the shooting scenes or quotes from eye witnesses names of officers involved or any other piece of information normally found on such documents a spokesperson for the county police says the incident report includes the information
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they are required to share by law michael brown's funeral is scheduled to take place on monday but over the weekend many events vigils and demonstrations are planned to take place with tempers still high it's not clear how quiet or violent things may get. ferguson tarzans have to protest against police brutality in new york the demonstrators the justice for a mom who died when all. sisters wrestled him to the ground and held him in a stranglehold the protesters also expressed their solidarity with activists in ferguson where heavily armed police units are still stationed protesters there are being met by officers in combat kits on armored vehicles tear gas has become a weapon of choice in responding to public anger the security forces also didn't hesitate to use rubber bullets and even wooden pallets causing serious injuries on the war activists on iraq veteran michael prysner believes that police exercise
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a shoot to kill policy because they know that they can get away with it. the reason that they can do this is because they know there's absolutely zero accountability police have a free pass to do whatever they want and you know that they're going to get away with it and you know that they're never going to be held accountable and the facts and racism and white supremacy of course plays so much into that because that's why these white officers can kill black people on a massive massive scale and are never punished for and as soon as the incident happens the entire system rallies around the defense of the police officer and demonizes the victim that's what we saw with michael brown and the reason that there is such militarization of the police and such heavy handed tactics that we've seen used in ferguson the whole reason the national guard has drawn out is because those protests were an expression of real deep issues in american society it seems very scary to people to see all of the equipment that the police had but the fact
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that they need that equipment shows that they're still here. here's another reason why the public is rich with the police conduct an officer in ferguson has been suspended after insulting protesters on facebook saying that quote they should have been put down like a rabid dog another policeman relieved of his judi's after a video emerged in which he makes racist remarks more on those stories head to a website r t. twenty is coming your way shortly including how more and more french citizens are joining the ranks of the jet harvests in iraq. those who want to get involved to stop isis in iraq are allied with isis in syria and we still should be doing everything we can to support the free syrian opposition we will continue to provide military assistance and advice to the iraqi
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government and kurdish forces as they battle these terrorists. please. i'm abby martin the stories we cover here are not going on here in iraq other big story the extreme mad wild eyed talkers a reason they don't want him to now nothing are important and the reason that we should be completely outraged now let's break the set. there's a media leave us so we leave that maybe. i will see push to secure the play your party there's a good. question is that no one is asking with the guests that you deserve answers from it's all on politicking only on our t.v. .
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welcome back to the program at least eleven people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on the interior ministry in the iraqi capital baghdad it comes as islam mixtape extremists make gains in the northwest of the country the jihad is formally known as isis controlled some economically viking regions concerned over the rapid rise of the group has led washington to launch earth strikes against the militants another us is considering bombing them in syria as well the french foreign minister was also urged up the islamist be hit in another way by stemming their financial flows but his appeal comes at a time when the number of jihadists from france is growing as polly boyko reports. according to a new poll fifteen percent of french people say they think positively of the a ceramic state for eighteen to twenty four year olds that figure is even higher while their government sends weapons to help the fight against to have a stick stream as an iraq and is rallying world powers to help stamp out caliphate
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ideology it's estimated that around seven hundred french nationals have gone to become had to tourists in iraq and syria and that's raising concerns over what's in store when they come home you could see you on september eleventh two thousand warm looked a few good books to think they came through the troubles that you had only nineteen terrorists to lay killed three thousand people in the region that now you have at keast off for. people coming from western europe in training camps in syria if all these people come back. they could create a moment between the troubles in may a french algerian jihadist armed with a kalashnikov shot dead four people in brussels jewish museum he'd recently returned from fighting alongside jihadists and said. area these are generally young freighters they're young people they're radicalized through two ways simultaneously
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either they meet somebody through an internet shop form or on the internet who is a radical first or they meet them in person first as a result of travel to some of these countries but there's also a third way and that's through france's prison system muslims are thought to account for the whole of the country's prison population many inmates come from communities blighted by poverty and unemployment and they can be easy prey for jihadists recruited which means that an increasing number of young men are coming in here as petty criminals drug dealers and faves but coming out as islamic fundamentalists around a fifth of the french jehad us fighting in syria and iraq or islamic converts. and then just you. can see it in the horses in paris people
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struggling to get their heads around the phenomenon thinking we do have a problem with extremism but it's a broader problem about france and integration and it's it's. it's not just a problem about. a religious problem it's also. so what is france and i think we're well she was struggling to find all our identity there are friction. of this tool going there are three to five it's more like you like crusade to cruise something very like a moral kind of but do we have to show this is worrying owen asleep some analysts now say that the french government has to tread carefully over the situation in iraq to avoid angering radicalized muslims at home i think that they could become very angry thing that given. it is very careful if the do something besides sending
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out food or water or some guns they would cover much with old problem here the french government's already force islam make militants and mali and now their affairs that the rise of the islam extend ten iraq could be inspiring and new generation of what beecher had asked in this the european country but the largest muslim population. paris it's not just france then seeing a stream of people volunteer to fight alongside the jihad this according to recent reports some five hundred citizens have joined the ranks of the islam state group journalist jonathan steele who has written extensively on the middle east told r.t. but it's the british government's policies are stirring jihadist sentiment one of the crucial things is that the british government and the people who go out to fight in syria are in one sense on the same side because they're close to the i said the government and the new form search it recently appointed in this town and
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said that there was no way that britain would tolerate it would work with a sad and so the british government is on the same side as us so the people who go out to fight in syria against has said obviously you know the british government is not supporting the beheading of people you know some of the atrocities that didn't commit it but they are in the broader political sense on the same side and that's also one reason it has written to to prosecute these people or to. take no position you know to assume that it's automatically about seeing. plenty more stories waiting for you on line including a cultural artifact lost in berlin authorities there are having no luck tracking down the whereabouts of a three point five ton granite and then head. also online hacking into your favorites more is apparently
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a walk in the park with computer scientists exposing the security flaws. you can find out. pakistan's main opposition party led by imran khan has resigned from parliament in its latest bid to drive prime minister nawaz sharif from power over alleged election fraud thousands of counts a portion of also being rallying in the country's capital islamabad earlier we spoke to a member of pakistan's main opposition party about the protesters demands. in the last forty years of this government. everything going wrong look at the source and look at the economic indicators over to you has risen from the risen conclusion has risen law and order has deviated to terrorism they have not been able to drop a deal with terrorism if it to be so there are serious challenges and they can only be dealt by a government that new joy is the genuine mandate of the people i believe the u.s.
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should back to mock to see the should not be interested who govern it's part of what ought to be is hollow box on it's being governed have you succeeded in developing into creating a democratic culture in the country and we would appreciate if they do a lot meddle in the affairs of. the more unusual briefing in the world now at least twenty people have been killed and dozens injured after three car bombs exploded in the northern iraqi city of kirkuk one of the bombs went off by the entrance to a market while the other two detonated near buildings used as look i points by security forces so far and oldest over a thousand civilians have been killed amid the only going efforts by the iraqi army and kurdish fighters to repel the islamic states and it's. a fresh series of his really are strikes on gaza has killed at least eight people and injured over thirty others as one of the missiles hit
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a high speed for dawn killing five members of the same family including two women and two children since the start of israel's assault on the gaza strip over twenty one hundred palestinians i think killed. deviation industry has been put on red alert over an icelandic volcano part of the country's airspace has been closed as the volcano is expected just large amounts of. things are a porsche currently operating as normal by. in twenty ten the eruption of another icelandic volcano close to disruptions to european flights. lost the news for now but up ahead an r t international it's breaking the set time with abi party and if you're in the u.k. you can watch sputnik with george galloway.
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trust me i like video games you could tell from my physique but they like all media can distort reality in the minds of kids and once we journalist it's something very unusual to step his kids back into the real world journalist karl magnus held in sun seemed almost addicted to the legendary military first person shooter game call of duty so since they like killing people online with guns he decided to take them to the gaza strip to show them what war is all about mr helder brought his boys to a refugee camp where they could see injured kids just like themselves getting their wounds to stop they got to see all the blood and tears apparently this in your face method of parenting works and his children have stopped their online war this strategy might sound a little extreme and all very expensive i can't afford to fly my family to israel to prove a point but sometimes we all the to be smacked in the face with reality as a man there's something attractive about roman conquests our ranks of musket fire and a pulley on a conflict those images are nice but the reality is blood and death and if more kids could have the same experience as
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a healthy family well we might have less war mongers around but that's just my opinion. we think it will want to rethink your. morals and beaches. open to gently swaying in the ocean breeze. right. why he has a deep dark little secret to seek. the u.s. government would like you to know about. the allegra. the bio of the first of all i did read the daily succeeded in kagan all wilderness of islam.


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