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venezuelan opposition calls for a nationwide day of protests deadly clashes ma elections for a new constituent assembly. a journalist working with. china killed by mortar fire from islamic extremists in syria. and militants driven out of a six year stronghold in the mountains and we take a look at what used to be the terrorists hide out in the caves. beside the cave we
make the shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells will capture. this. eight o'clock on monday morning here in moscow you're watching r t international from all of us here a very warm welcome to you. venezuela's electoral council says the turnout in sunday's vote for a new constituent assembly was more than forty percent of the election sparked a deadly web of violence all across the country.
an explosion on a street in caracas injured a number of people among them seven police officers also six people were wounded when a grenade was thrown inside a polling station ideal position is calling for more protests as it regards the election as illegal. as you know if we don't have a republic we have nothing we may have a home food we can start a family raise children die so there's no need if we don't have a republic that's why we went to vote. this is legal you know when they ask people where they want and are now i don't think you know you know people are tired
of violence they can ask the government to fix the things that should be fixed but basically we need peace. president nicolas maduro called on venezuelans to throw their support behind the new assembly which will be formed after sunday's vote it will be tasked with writing the constitution and will have the power to dissolve the current parliament the opposition has defied a ban on public protests and denounced the election as a power grab by president my daughter.
for us the e.u. and several latin american countries argentina brazil colombia and mexico have already rejected the election results commentators we spoke to say outside states should mind their own business the past every nice day. election day. the people goes to the side that are more nothing. can stop the will of the venezuelan people to go and to exist side their will and to apply the democracy the opposition to choose to be out and to accept it to be out of this of this procedure what we have to wait. and of the opposition if then we they will accept the result or not this is the issue right now. a journalist working with aussies are a big channel has been killed by islamic state in syria i was covering
a syrian army operation in homs province when his convoy came under mortar fire a syrian soldier also died in the attack three other people were injured including a cameraman. started working with our team back in april reporting on the plight of families caught up in the war he was twenty five years old.
the head of r.t. arabic has expressed the channel's condolences to hollywood's family and friends my man a said in a statement we will support them in any way possible and we thank god for his courage and bravery. lebanon's hezbollah fighters have recaptured the last stronghold of the al nasra terror group in the country the mountains are located in the eastern part of lebanon right near the syrian border six years since the start of the syrian war the area has been a hotbed for extremists artie's isa traveled to the newly liberated area. these are the ourselves in the east of lebanon it's the latest scene of the victory of hezbollah the lebanese resistance group who have defeated the al qaeda affiliate. and not so ended just
a few days ago and you can still see the remnants of that with bullets and shells all strewn across the floor and we've seen burnt out vehicles on the way up here and during that victory against hezbollah managed to capture this cave which was used by terrorists as a base so we can go inside and have a look around. inside the cave we make the shocking discovery what appeared to be prison cells it's unclear why exactly elements were needed prison cells in this isolated area perhaps punishment was to prevent their own fighters fleeing in the middle of the night these are some of the weapons which was captured from japan and we've got these. rockets lots of tactical vests. and there are rocket launches anti tank guns and all sorts of all tillery which were abandoned by now so when they were defeated
and they left this cave there's even a room where battle plans are drawn up where fights is received instruction and they take their seats and listen to the commanders ninety militants were killed in that battle and those who survived many of them fled to infighting continues between different rebel groups but some of them remained and just a few kilometers away behind these mountains behind us more ominous to me many more of them decided to defect to the so-called islamic state and some. the hezbollah commanders here tell me that they're only four kilometers away from where we are now. in. lebanon. since donald trump took office the share price of a number of military an industry company's housing creased spectacularly u.s. president has placed his commitment to boosting america's to. the top line defense
discretionary number is six hundred three billion dollars that's a fifty four billion dollar increase the number that allows the president to keep his promise to undo the military sequester. to ensure that nato members meet their financial obligations and pay what they owe hundreds of billions of dollars. however there are growing suspicions that the president favors those companies who supported him during his campaign. process takes some. president trump has chosen raytheon executive mark aspirate to be the next u.s. army secretary now why should you care well first of all trump loves the military industrial complex will submit a new budget to rebuild our military we will give the men and women of america's
armed services the resources you need beautiful new planes and beautiful new equipment be lacking a little equipment we're going to load it up but it's not like it really needs all that love i mean look at those numbers the love is all there already second of there are a lot of the fans companies that want a slice of the pie and here comes mark asper a man who's clearly already had a taste aside from being raytheon's vice president of government relations asper also happens to be one of the main military industrial complex lobbyists in the united states and by the way the love is mutual apparently aerospace defense groups boeing and lockheed martin each donated one million dollars to trump's integration fund now they are enjoying the fruits of working with the new administration we have an administration that is significant and supports an international work for the domestic us in the street and the has opened several doors for us so what's
wrong with this i mean everyone's happy right well the answer comes from the thirty fourth president of the united states white david eisenhower. in the councils of government we must car guard against the acquisition of that influence whether saw or runs by the military industrial complex. the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. we must never let the weight of this combination in danger our liberties or democratic process let's wait and see if history really has taught us anything about misplaced power and unwarranted influence giago r.-t. . calls for independence are growing in southern germany where one in three bavarian say they're in favor of breaking free from the country and the those in favor of. to have a more representation and a bigger say for the future of the region are all of our now explains why the
cracks are starting to appear. every country i came to ask where do you come from and all of a set of values michael is a generation. when it comes to the. redrawn. is too important to be a nation in its own right and a recent poll shows that. share his view. of. strong images of germany that they're actually very very a is a is a market. is a market a brand on. a brand that comes from germany. it tastes bad smells bad. and while most of the german states are simply called the states all right lol you're right learn
a lot mate very good speech three states very it makes. no difference but it's a name it's a little different over the last couple of years but there is political focus it shifted because of the ongoing refugee crisis hundreds of thousands of migrants crossed into germany through the state leading to politicians here to challenge chancellor merkel's. policies. in our culture everyone needs to learn german it's vital to ending a living and maintaining law and order and it should be our own law and order not that of the arab world but the bag full of berkeley's i was very of the first such you already against splitting the fact there's only one fourteenth with an independent their real their manifesto to bind part time you believe it should be not a very dominating state you know we believe that everyone here should be a state which is in
a peaceful way to be of those and which decides his own. economic situation its own democratic situation its own code from situation and there is not just directed towards berlin now we are ruled by balloon we are ruled from. brussels on the other hand and these people decide a will of the people of the very we have no influence the so called in the european parliament we have only thirteen members. for example greece which has less inhabitants. and i think you can move this list for the people who do things which while there may be some support for a breakaway. varia the supreme court here in germany ruled earlier this year that any kind of referendum on the subject would be against the german constitution so for the time being at least the. will continue to rule over it with very unlike the
stroller. just on a quarter past the hour here in the russian capital a russian has explained his decision to cut the number of u.s. diplomats working in the country will lift the lid on that story. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corners corporations run washington washington media the. voters elected a businessman to run this country business if. you must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before. anyone else chose seemed wrong why don't we all just don't all.
get to shape our disdain comes to the ticket and engage in it because betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. good to have you with us today for the program a lot of my putin says the time has come for russia to show that it will not leave the u.s. sanctions on onset explained moscow's response to washington's latest restrictions in an interview. with more than
a thousand people both diplomatic and technical staff currently working in russia with seven hundred fifty five of them will have to stop their activities and that's painful. because then that america has taken a step to jeopardize u.s. russia relations and the important thing is that that step wasn't triggered by anything because this is a move to impose a legal restrictions to attempt to influence other countries including u.s. allies here which are interested in developing ties with russia but on the us. and on longer. we've been waiting for quite a long time so that maybe something would change for the better we had hoped that the situation would change but it looks like even if it does change then it won't be in the near future quarter i decided it is time for us to show you that we will not leave anything unanswered he's alone there will be a political. of course we have more to
say that there are fears that we could restrict which would be painful for the united states but i think we shouldn't do that it's only going to harm us russian relations as they are but it's also going to affect. also a russia order the u.s. embassy to hold the use of several facilities here you can see them in some of the pictures now a new sanctions against russia are expected to be signed by president. the document approved by the congress to target russia's economy especially the energy sector and washington claims the measures are in response to alleged election meddling. right over to the u.s. now where the house of representatives has passed a spending bill with a whopping one point six billion dollars allocated for the construction of a wall along the mexican american border and putting a cap on the flow of migrants and drug smuggling was one of the focal points of donald trump's presidential campaign however some in the state of arizona are still
not content with the efforts made by authorities and are now taking matters into their own hands. i've built this basically myself a one man thing to over two hundred fifty volunteers in seven years. we're too politically correct now. for some of these feelings. to carry that's what they look. twenty.
bill that's going on. this catchphrase the war on. whenever they put it in front of something else the war on drugs the war on terror all that means is there is no goal there is no objective there is no end game i have a saying you want some done wrong get the government to do. so or critics of the approach say it will not help as people in central american countries are desperate to escape the violence. people across central america are facing harassment from all sides the gangs in cottle's work together and make life impossible so the only option is to flee people know they're risking their lives to get to america but they druther die in nothing then sit at home and wait to be killed every time americans tighten controls on the border that means more business for organized crime it means more death and suffering for those
trying to get across this problem will not get better until a more rational approach is found. the greek a coastal town of malaya has banned ten thousand british tourists in order to attract more families and those orders are from us as a party hotspot for young people. was. a hotel as m.l.a. i have decided to buy and tourists who have signed up to eighteen to thirty holiday packages i tell you they want to change the reputation of the resort and the new plan is to attract european families instead of just european partiers the deputy
mayor also commented on the situation. isn't about sex drugs and everything goes it's the prime tourist destination in crete bringing in millions of euros to the island and we discuss this issue with a professional guide from greece. i think it's understandable are there is a limit to how much aggression or people being out of hand or getting drunk and it's not i think also a very good idea to have regions or areas specializing in the mediterranean interests industry promoting and actually selling a holiday where you go to get drunk. does that area of the eye in my ear for example in the areas around my are famous for their nightlife this this tradition of having the pub crawls going out to drinking getting very very drunk but the world has changed and the way people are have fun have changed fifteen years ago it
wasn't that rowdy it wasn't that that dangerous there weren't so many people getting harmed by consuming alcohol getting into accidents getting killed or injured this this has to stop this whole culture of consuming too much alcohol or drugs has to stop we should be more careful with ourselves. coming up in just a few minutes or an hour to international it's our sophie and co discussing the origins of human empathy with a leading neuroscientist for the vote let's have a quick look at the massive navy day celebrations there were held in russia on sunday.
welcome to sophie. shevardnadze and learning metaphorical thinking as what we really are the very things that define us as human that's what we teach our children that's what our culture is about but a team of researchers here in italy suggests that our humanity is biologically coded they're finding claims that there are mirror neurons in our brain that make us experience to feelings of others so are we humans programs to relate to each other or do we have a choice while we're here to talk to dr john these are lack the who is the nearest scientist in charge of the mirror neurons in our brain. is human nature to mimic each other's behavior do our emotions work in the same way we instinctively return smiles to strangers feel another person's pain like it's our own and we copy those
we admire but is this conditioned or natural traits if our brains are trying to imitate this mechanism be manipulated what has research into human behavior discovered so far and will latest discoveries change the way we understand human emotion. dr jekyll the it's really great to have you on our program welcome. so let's go from the beginning your discovery of the mirror neurons right there responsible for people's ability to understand the reactions there is possible for compassion they're responsible for empathy so logically are those little cells in your brain there are things that make us human. no it's not true because i actually or so monkey have a mirror it's a mechanism for sensory representation into motor. so i go
to have. a cup of coffee i have the same both in a position in my brain he's grasping coffee so this makes it easy it's variation it's but as it's. other people know my group discovered the birds so some birds have these mechanisms so then in humans it has been an addiction for them and but it's not exclusively in human beings so why is it that humans actually insights and compassion and not in monkeys. humans they don't know certainly human the mirror make and it's a much more diffuse the best example because it's difficult to speak about because what it means commission on it which is the. does the more cups. even the dog or the cats so some kind of completion should be praised god it was but that is something which is typical to humans. we are able to even date the
monkey even chimps able to do it or that if we're going to talk about imitation and later still want to get back to how our mirror neurons to from those of monkeys are animals or herds is it that our mirror neurons themselves are more developed boys it's just that we are more complex creatures no we have more. mirror mechanisms present many centers so it's present for example incentives related to empathy to emotion and so on so i think indian he was much the better but he says the reader always the sea. salt but the connection is much more diffuse and. the make it is flexible so if you have the border defended it which is vital to the like you father.