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if women were photographers starting may third on t.w. . you're watching video of you news coming to you live from burning brush of says an alleged gas attack in syria was staged this as an international team prepares to begin an investigation of the site this findings could determine if the u.s. decides to launch retaliatory strikes also coming up the reef and not a foot eight year old girl in india still has the conscience of the nation been
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through and once again puts the spotlight on how difficult it is for rape victims to get justice despite the government promises to do better. and a huge shake up act folks bargain have a decent takes over as c.e.o. the new man at the top wants to reshuffle major brands and prepare the auto giant for the future. to you i'm to touch. the russian foreign minister has claimed that a suspected gas attack in the syrian town of duma was staged speaking to reporters in moscow sergey lavrov said a foreign intelligence agency helped fabricate the attack but he offered no evidence and did not name the country in question meanwhile an international fact finding mission is arrived in syria to investigate the alleged attack what they
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find could determine if the u.s. and its allies follow through with threats of a retaliatory strike russia has warned any such act could trigger war. the destroyer is u.s.s. donald cook and u.s.s. puerto have been positioned off the syrian coast but if and when they get the order to strike it's not yet clear. after this bellicose tweet in which he threatens syria's ally russia that missiles will be coming u.s. president donald trump put off a final decision on military action but we're looking very very seriously very closely at that whole situation and. we'll see what happens folks here see what happens it's too bad that. the world puts us in a position like that the president's more measured tone was echoed by the secretary of defense who said the u.s. is still seeking evidence on the chemical attack there's
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a tactical concern that innocent people we don't add any civilian deaths and do everything humanly possible to avoid that we're trying to stop the murder of innocent people but on a strategic level it's how do we keep this from escalating out of control. at the u.n. russia's and voice said averting the danger of war is also moscow's priority but he refused to rule out the possibility of us russian conflict. we want to. look we can look at any possibilities unfortunately because we saw with messages that the coming for washington they will be because meanwhile russia says the syrian government is now in control of the site of the alleged attack and specters from the international
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chemical weapons watchdog are expected to begin their probe into mount on saturday it's not clear whether the u.s. and its allies will wait for the results before deciding on strikes. journalist and she bore a following developments in syria from neighboring lebanon she joins me now from beirut until the inspectors have arrived there how likely is it that they'll have proper access to the side to determine what exactly happened there. but the team and i've just been with last evening they should be in damascus today and tomorrow they will be going to do the syrian regime has invited them and says that they would be given all the access that the wire and it would be taken everywhere that they are skeptical having said that the russian was there on the ground so in the western countries in america especially there is a fear that the russians would have already clean up and in that sense the o.p.c. w. would not find anything of any significance now on one side where this argument is
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being made in the united states on the other hand we are being told that the mandate is limited which means that while the o.p.c. w in a weekend sort of check. whether chemical attack took place are not it cannot a certain it cannot be in the responsibility on any one so i'm not up both sides but arguments can be true if the russians have cleaned up the site that means that they should have no problems with having o.p.c. w. pin the responsibility on either party and if they haven't cleaned it up then the limited minded argument would stand meanwhile we are seeing a sustained u.s. naval buildup off the coast of syria and an increase in american activity what is a general view there on the possibility of military strikes. well the one that's on in washington now is how can the not hit russian assets be just hit the city in assets but that's going to be very difficult because over the last few days bashar al assad has moved. syrian assets on the russian bases the forces amount scattered
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now if you see we know that the u.s. need to store as a noun the mediterranean and they do have tomahawk missiles don't mark missiles that dumb missiles which essentially means that when they hit their target it's not precise we saw that happen last year but last year it was it was a limited strike now this year when trump says that it's going to be a smart strike he's talking about the g.m.'s precision guided missiles now these if he uses there is a chance that he does hit specifically syrian assets and not russian assets we have to remember we are also hearing rhetoric from the russians and they have a very supreme air defense system so they can actually shoot down businesses up in the air so at the moment can america strike syria without striking russians that's the challenge for them until vora embarrass thank you very much for
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that assessment two of america's closest allies in europe are considering military action against syria president amman in macross is france's proof that the syrian government launched curing gas attacks in recent days and british prime minister to resign me has won the approval of her cabinet to work with the u.s. and france to coordinate an international response carrier and land based french jets would likely play a central role in any strike against syria coordinated by nato allies the u.s. britain and france. for the french president emanuel mccaw he could just be a question of when macro insists he has proof the acid regime used chemical weapons against its own citizens in the town of duma and he says france wants to remove syria's chemical weapons capabilities of course known as france will not allow an
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escalation or anything that could damage the stability of the region but we cannot let regimes do anything they want especially not crimes against international law. on the streets of paris opinion is divided on whether france should take part in any strike on syria. what the syrian dictator is inflicting on his people is frightening as far as france is concerned an intervention is legitimate and he. and the russians should say clearly to assad now you must stop and you should get out and then we would avoid a conflict but if we strike the russians will be obliged to respond. there will never be strikes. because france and europe are scared of russia. the russians provide us with gas. the provision orders britain's royal air force would also likely join a strike on syria all the indications are that the syrian regime was responsible and we will be working with our closest allies on how we can ensure that those who
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are responsible are held to account how we can prevent it with monetary catastrophe that comes with use of chemical weapons in the future the continued use of chemical weapons can challenge british ministers have been holding a special cabinet meeting to discuss joining possible military action against syria the prime minister would not need the approval of parliament to give the go ahead for strikes. meanwhile germany has ruled out taking part in any military strikes in syria but also anglo-american said germany would help send a signal that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable her words for echoed today by the german foreign minister. in brussels. is unexceptable that russia has now twelve un security council resolutions on syria just to maintain its influence there and protect president assad. this cannot be
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allowed to continue which is why we will keep up the political pressure on russia hand we hope raise it further. because moving the russians to change their conduct is a condition for resolving the conflict in syria. that was germany's foreign minister heikal must have been our bring you up to date with some other stories making news around the wild pakistan's supreme court has barred former prime minister nawaz sharif from politics for life the bandstands from corruption allegations against sharif during this three stints as prime minister i'm sure if resigned last july after the supreme court disqualified him from holding office for failing to disclose an income source. former f.b.i. director james comey has lashed out of us president donald trump calling him a liar and completely comparing him to his leadership style to that of a mafia boss that's according to excerpts from his upcoming book trump fired call
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me last may leading to the appointment of a special counsel to probe alleged russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election a russian court has blocked the messaging app telegram after its developers refused to share in christian keys with the government authorities say they need that information to monitor potential terrorists but the apps are russian developed the said providing the government with access to messages would violate privacy laws. in india the brutal gang rape in mantilla for eight year old girl has led to fresh protests in the capital delhi the opposition congress fati held a midnight vigil demanding justice for the girl eight men including two police officers have been arrested over the attack us if a banu was kidnapped in january then drugged and repeatedly raped over the course of five days before being strangled police and neighbors reportedly did nothing she
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belong to a nomadic muslim community in kashmir in the country's north some reports suggest the attack was an attempt to force local muslims into leaving the area. local rightwing kinda groups have turned the case into a sectarian issue because the good of us muslim and all of the accused in the incident has once again put the spotlight on the high incidence of rape in india and the lack of adequate action in punishing a treatise. protesters on the streets of the capital daily on thursday. the hundreds of people gathered to denounce the killing and protest the lack of action by the authorities. i don't know what kind of fund reveal growing up in what kind of country we are in this country in which direction i can explain what i'm feeling because i am angry but there are no words to explain
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the feelings. there is an attempt to use politics and use communalisation to protect those who have committed such crimes and a force that is infuriating and what i feel now is that there is an attempt what makes me angry knows it is an attempted. kashmir after local members of indians governing party b j p barks the accused. me party of the same to. be asked to be supported on the scene only supported based on the support soon and i don't think there will be action. also in kashmir hundreds of hindu lawyers in support of the accused men and demanded their release. after they unsuccessfully tried to prevent the police from fighting their investigations of the killing of the girl in the week. t.v. news programs live on a steady diet of video but it's often photo journalists who can capture the heart of the story in
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a single image like this one the burning man the venezuelan if the reporter who are not to shame it last night he received this is press photo award for what the jew record a powerful image that symbolizes a country banning shamanistic the pitch in caracas turning violent protests against venezuelan president nicolas maduro the man in the photo was set on fire after the gas tank of motorbike exploded he survived with serious. inspir sport looking to defend the title spanish by madrid to have been drawn with german giants by munich in the champions league semifinal the gentleman side will be at home for the first leg in two weeks liverpool have been bad for drama and the other tied the second legs take place in early may by and of course they did for a treble on the interim coach your i guess they've already wrapped up the bundesliga and have a german cup semifinal next week against leave a cause and. you're watching the destiny is coming up ahead
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