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which is struggling to cope with. a very warm welcome to you from all of us here at the international in moscow we have your latest world news. up to five thousand eight hundred civilians may have been killed by iraqi and u.s. led coalition forces in the last four months during the battle for mosul and that's the latest estimate from human rights organization international in his new report the group says pro-government forces relied upon imprecise weapons during the liberation of west of mosul nor the growing number of civilian deaths it also claims pro baghdad troops appear to have repeatedly violated international humanitarian law or something that may amount to war crimes. a misty international
collective the testimonies from those displaced it says over six hundred thousand people were forced to flee west mosul. now the horrors of war were also witnessed in another way by artist an illustrator george butler who was embedded with iraqi forces in the area previously he's worked in syria where he traveled several times to document the conflict this time he depicted those who were displaced from west mosul. we spoke to george butler about what he witnessed during his latest trip. what was
your first impressions when you when you arrived and became embedded with the iraqi special forces what i found i guess was huge destruction to. civilian life and as ever it's the civilians that. are losing out more than anybody and they're the ones with the with the stories and other ones that i as an illustrator and as an artist i guess are trying to do to give justice to what was the most difficult almost striking thing that you that you saw there something that really made an impression on you on one side a pile of endless piles of rubble these houses been destroyed in an airstrike and this. came out and bought me a chair to sit on you could see i was touring and just begins to tell a story and isis fighters had fled the mosque next door during the fight firefight they'd come into his home where his family were living and then the iraqi army had
called in an airstrike which it often does in mosul of course killing but also killing his mother two of his brothers and one of their wives this attack actually happened on the same day that. the that there was an infamous attack. sixty people were killed in mosul you know the willingness to talk about it and the openness and the normality of it was the most extraordinary thing is that i was so so regular i guess is was the difficult thing to accept you were obviously fortunate to capture this in your drawing but is this something that really occurred all over the city a lot of the damage that you see is not done by. not done by car bombs or firefights but by a strike that story of people civilians being caught up in that is obviously very sad but it is happening in mosul over the last few months. i just want to ask you on the point of the refugee camp as well you've made one painting in the. mounted
recently suffered a heart. born just after the second world war. lying in this tent outside the main refugee camp horrid conditions the heat. and his wife you can imagine the desperation he hasn't eaten for five days or drunk and. it's a very private moment this man may well be dying maybe it will be dead by now but you're inviting strangers in into your tent for those last moments on the off chance that they can help for me was was very difficult to sort of make a really difficult choice whether you were the engage with that and tell the story or whether you stand out from it because of course. the chance of helping is very i think. memory you will take away from from your time in mosul the one you know impression that really will stay with you i think it's always this well i suppose
it's always been the same and that is. that it is the majority of civilians losing out. hugely. to something that they have no control of. the lack of just the kind of very vulnerable the moment and the lack of choice and the thing that i guess it was sticks to me is that. the drawings that i'm doing are done with permission the best drawings i did were the ones that i was very much emotionally attached to the kind of desire to draw to do justice and draw exactly what was in front of me. now with the holiday season in full swing in europe u.k. police are warning brits to be braced for any eventuality during their vacations including terror attacks.
the video includes. a reference to the deadly terror. two years ago. to the streets of london to find out what people think of this video . british police have now released a video showing british terrorists how to react in case they get caught up in a terrorist attack if it's a safe route to get out now this is the best option it are just people to think of the instructions in the same way they think about a line safety video everyone is a we have when you going to need a plane you get a safety briefing on what should happen if the plane came down and that's what we're trying to see here that the chances of very unlikely is just giving you the knowledge of what to do not to do if you're caught up in such an attack kind of
what's your response to that kind of phrase d.v.d. a. big street here is we're going to stay are you going on on a summer holiday this may be quite scared to go forward really at work right but will find it quite scary religious terrorists now would they be going on the train is quite pretty frightening missing that the defendant would make me worry about traveling the kind that we all stay like everything is about terrorism and stuff like that it just adds more to stress you what's going on today to kind of relax not to think about potential terrorist attacks i think it's a bit scary if they could just travel in the haven't they there today john what's going to happen next feel less safe everywhere there's a fire or a terrorist attack every day so it's like you do worry generally more about even trying to get out to get you know to do your daily shop sometimes can be worrying kind of a new reality to have you know it is here to feel safe here in the u.k.
so you wouldn't change your plans this kind of thing watching this kind of video i . wouldn't you know. it wouldn't deter you from going away. just to deal with it every day so police say there's no specific intelligence that british holidaymakers are going to be targeted but they still want you to watch the film saw packing your beach bags as people adapt to the terrorists. industries are adjusting as well u.k. insurance companies for example are now offering special policies that cover terrorism and also various counterterrorism courses on terror survival guides being offered to the public chris hunter a former british army intelligence officer thinks this shows we are living in a new reality we're definitely living in a different worlds the you know the rise in islamist extremist terrorism is unprecedented and i think you know just looking at it from
a domestic perspective when i was growing up in the you know in britain in the early eighty's i remember the provisional ira threats but they used to give coded warnings they didn't actually want to kill civilians with islamist extremist terrorism it's a completely different mindsets and completely different threats so we have to take the threat seriously and we have to be prepared to either forego some of our civil liberties or you know we say ok we'll just live with the terrorist threats and keep getting killed and while brits are facing up to the challenges posed by this new reality a u.k. radio stations aired twenty five years of al qaeda recruitment propaganda its license has since been revoked by off come imaam f.m. broadcast speeches by a lucky or radical american muslim cleric of yemeni origin the un security council state that he was a leader recruiter and trainer for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula he's also
suspected of having links to the nine eleven plot and was killed in a u.s. drone strike in yemen in twenty eleven now says it was unaware of the radical content of the speeches chris hunter again says communities have to do more to tackle the promotion of radicalism. twenty five hours of evil hatred and vitriol and it once i'm monitored and crucially you know are not monitoring all broadcasts but somebody gave these people a license presumably if they were broadcasting illegally the real issue with this is that there are so many different mediums through which terrorists can actually propagate their message any developed country in the world not going to have the resources to actually stop it in its tracks to monitor all these publications so there is a huge emphasis and moral obligation on the communities in which all of this media is actually being propagated. now the recent u.k.
terror attacks were part of what turned out to be a difficult year for teresa a twelve months on from becoming prime minister following the brookside vote the country's future remains uncertain. and i see a truck and a reporter's strong and stable leadership when you have the strong and stable leadership is strong and stable leadership in the national interest sometimes things don't always go according to plan and simply repeating words won't solve anything may enter ten downing street following david cameron's failed breck's a gamble only to fall into the same trap as her predecessor in a greedy attempt to shore up her position she called for snap election and that turned out to be a major miscalculation the reason that he is back in downing street has had parliamentary majority is gone britain's snap election ends in a hung parliament the general election results in a hung parliament following the election embarrassment came a hugely unpopular decision to cut a deal with the northern irish democratic unionist party despite assumptions that
may would step down oh my goodness let me go we didn't resign prime minister out for a whopping one billion pounds was thrown at the problem essentially one hundred million per m.p. to form a working majority with me coming under fire for shaking the magic money tree to save herself questions appeared about why it wasn't chic and for others there isn't a magic money tree that we can shake that suddenly provides for everything that people want the way they got the. less than a week after the election gamble the ground fell fire tragedy created another public storm on the heels of the prime minister for not showing enough compassion and even avoiding meeting the survivors two unanswered questions about the death toll just as for ground fell became another reason to rage at the government. the pressure was also mounting after four terror attack. shook the u.k.
in just three months with teresa mayes decision as home secretary to make cuts to the police force thrust into the spotlight you cannot protect the public on the cheap the police and security services must get the resources they need not twenty thousand police cops. thousands have protested against teresa mayes government this month alone is his story numbers of people here today it's really quite unprecedented and you know i think i just show use the level is just such people have to discover what. the quality i mean it's just not. it just have to be that way should i say oh yeah protests against the slow start to the conservative government has imposed on these nations it appears it's not just the public that's been left unimpressed with may's performance within her own conservative party a recent survey put her as the second most unpopular politician not an ideal
position as the prime minister leads the u.k. into bracks of talks as she fights against the threat to her old position and especially if you're going to party london we also are spoke with a political analyst not in things austerity policies and over confidence of let the prime minister to where she is now. plus you will see a lot of trouble coming to reason is why i think you're really really important issues in parts of the general election than any tolerates and this is an issue you will stare three there was a huge overconfidence not only from the conservatives but the entire political and media closs the day of ignored every political shock waves we've seen over the last two years they have left in the face of candidates and causes such as brags that donald trump and jeremy cooper do would unite behind in the polls a month or two before their respective polling days maybe they just need a little bit of a reality check in to actually put the eights of a ground in you know see what the british people are actually thinking because at
the moment to me it seems like they are completely oblivious to it within the next couple of years at the very most perhaps even within this year i think you know she will resign as one of the most pathetic prime minister is in his time the displeasure. of the last few decades then we will see we already saw a more impressive performance from jeremy colvin than well people expected and i think over the next couple of years we could see him on the labor policy become the largest party in palm and this is the international thanks for joining us so far on this program spain's becoming overwhelmed by the number of incoming migrants from africa that's in the mix of your world stories i'm i'm just. it.
good to have you with us today spain has seen a shop rise in migrants arriving from africa this year between january and june up to six thousand five hundred landed in the country that's compared with eight thousand arrivals in all of twenty sixteen other foster growing route four of migrants coming from. spain through the mediterranean it's believed that the morocco spain route his feud safe by migrants thing going through libya to italy. good god. the un states that spain is not prepared to handle b. increase stressing that there are not enough structures in the country to deal with
the ongoing arrivals italy still remains the e.u. state that's accepting the vast majority of migrants departing from africa's shores almost eighty five thousand have landed there since the beginning of twenty seven team greece is also affected with more than fourteen thousand migrants stranded on the last boss on the other greek islands in fact on monday a huge fire spread through a refugee camp on the last boss believed to have been started deliberately by migrants who were facing deportation policy on a beanie who is a professor of early modern history at the italian university even subarea believes the e.u. doesn't know how to handle this crisis. in major deja. vu in the spain we want to be able to call this situation and i think all these really well up to the task of controlling going on while much they are not acting hopefully these are not calling policies if you think of the different.
thing with these with the most michael sweetly there is not to call them all this is just station to do this it wasn't suitable this is frankly already knew it. and i don't see the future. once it reaches the shore so great that it greece and spain. several top u.s. republicans are calling on the trump administration to investigate alleged funding over environmental activists in order to undermine the american energy industry scared up on reports you've been watching mainstream american television lately you've probably noticed a recurring theme former cia chief john brennan is connecting the dots between russia and wiki leaks a lot of connect the dots information as you said the dots that connect the dots to get connected back with russia connect the dots russia did it it's a game of connect the dots first find something that you do not like and then
somehow blame russia for it and we're not just talking about hillary clinton losing her guaranteed presidency back in two thousand and sixteen are you a fan of donald trump's energy dominance plan if you are then the environmentalists who are protesting against fracking a controversial shale drilling technique are part of the kremlin conspiracy if you connect the dots it is clear that russia is funding u.s. environmental groups in an effort to suppress the domestic oil and gas industry specifically hard really cracking. and on the other hand if you're an environmentalist don't you know that putin is the mastermind behind the controversial keystone pipeline. are you worried about the right white nationalism the right wing extremism.
and on top of that the occupy wall street protests can be traced all the way back to russia's secret security services and also moving give to practical examples of how the russians have been engaged in our political system one was an anti fracking campaign that the russians seemed to be engaged in another one was the occupy wall street movement that the russians were engaged in as well sure the financial crisis low wages income inequality had nothing to do with it we all know that people were protesting back in two thousand and eleven because they got orders from moscow right now. and a public trust in the mainstream media is shrinking it's because someone is feeding them fake and false information guess who what about false information the real fake is being put out by russians russian propagandists russian operatives who although certainly possible in the world within there are
a. little bit in their bag of tricks or something you might try to do russia has become the world's scapegoat for everything and it's this weird witch hunt that like now if something doesn't go someone's way and international business or elections or whatever the automatic finger pointing goes to russia i guess it's just the automatic excuse now especially with this fracking story in particular like ok they're saying now that russia is involved with. powering environmentalists to stop fracking it just doesn't make sense so from hacking to fracking it's all because of the kremlin whenever something goes wrong you can always say that the russians did it it never seems to get old caleb artsy new york meanwhile the u.s. president has backtracked on a cyber security deal discussed with president putin during the recent g twenty summit despite agreeing to work with russia the white house says it continues to view the country as a threat. we recognize that russia is a cyber threat but we also recognize the need to have conversations with our
adversaries however after the g twenty summit in hamburg at the weekend trump wrote an optimistic tweet on a potential joint cyber security unit the idea however was roundly criticized over russia's alleged hacking activities now a former u.s. congressman michael patrick flanagan told us that despite the setback president trump is still committed to working with russia if we can work with russia nuclear arms treaties if we can work with russia on peace treaties in syria we can certainly work with them on technological issues the president is absolutely committed to work with president putin and work with the russians on many levels and many areas in the deep state in this country hates it will continue to scream about it and that's too bad but it's going to happen it's going to be a bumpy ride for everybody but we cannot continue to have a permanent implacable enemy in russia in all things and whatever they do is going to be wrong and we have to continue to act from that need your place it's it's
wrong it's silly it's foolish and it's counterproductive to world peace. the south african president has called for an acceleration of land redistribution between white and black farmers in the country he added that if necessary this may include expropriation without compensation local farmers who we spoke to say it's a dangerous approach. up to now it was the hardline groups calling for a land grab that's what we're going to do that's what we're planning to go take the land with now that south africa's ruling party is embracing the idea white farmers fear for the future of what it. is population of get on with him and that was really what he thought and it's not just the landowners who stand to lose out the lend to feed the people that just need. to study. and they will not produced any food for this country even black farmers are worried
i won't feel comfortable with their land taken by force from somebody else because central deprived person all the inputs he has put into that lent their work so hot to be the bread basket of the country you cannot to remove the people playing with with food for the entire nation with south africa's economy in recession and president zuma reeling from corruption scandals some believe there's a simple explanation for this new hardline approach i think he's playing politics he wants the farms to be good votes this is our international way back in half an hour with more of a worldwide headlines for the meantime though it's been passed. manufacture
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that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each other. but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some more fun to view those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never be like it's one does not leave a funeral in the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with this one to. speak to now because there are no other takers. claimed that mainstream media has met its maker. lindsay francis the boss broadcasting around the world from washington d.c. flights the so-called summer of hell has begun for rail users in and around new
york city the accelerated timetable of track repair of after derailment and it's set to extend for years also more diesel emissions scandal this time dutch prosecutors go after suzuki and also my guest former u.s. attorney commissioner bard shelton joins me for a wrap up of the dramatic meeting of the group of twenty in hamburg that by the us starts right now. the dollar had a two month peak rising night point nineteen percent to one hundred fourteen yen earlier in the session it hit one fourteen twenty nine yet its highest since may eleventh the euro.