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you see. this is the new news live from some all u.s. capital mogadishu was rocked by a massive car bomb blast took place during morning rush hour at a busy checkpoint authorities say at least 70 people were killed and many more injured. also coming up a mass exodus from northwestern syria after 2 weeks of the bargeman from syria and russian forces the u.n. says 230000 people have been displaced most of them women and children. and recycling. moscow is introducing trash separation and recycling to reduce the
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amount of garbage it sends to places that don't want it we have a report from moscow. good to have you with us authorities in the somalia capital mogadishu say at least 78 people have been killed by a truck bomb the explosion hit during morning rush hour at a busy security checkpoint it's the deadliest attack to rock the somali capital in yours. it was the survivors of a massive truck bomb explosion being ferried to hospital out of all the attacks the capital suffered in 2019. this is the worst. i think that the video that knocked me to the ground with its force i've never seen such an
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explosion in my entire life william but i hope that even the mention of that but it's a blast took place as i was getting off a minibus. also i was on my way to work oh shit my leg got injured some of. the tangled wreckage on saturday morning the people of mogadishu were gearing up for the new working week when the bombers struck. a truck loaded with explosives was detonated at a busy control checkpoint the explosion led to many deaths and injuries. that was never said i was most of those who died here were students who were going to school or university. in the middle of it a bus ferrying students to classes and lectures. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet but scenes like this of poorly familiar on the
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streets of the capital the un backed government in mogadishu is struggling to take control of the country the militant islamist group al-shabaab has carried out deadly attacks here in the past now once again the people of this city are mourning their dead. joining me now on the line is abilities below who is reporting from the region and. tell us what's the somali government's response to the attack at the moment. well there is a federal in mogadishu hunger responded to saturday's deadly confrontation and the permanent somalia. was a constituted technical committee comprising of ministers and government officials to oversee. those egypt. abroad and receive proper medical care not in this case several countries among them turkey has offered to send
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a medical team and airlift some of the wounded to turkey for specialized treatment because most of them some heavy degrees of burn and others also lost their lives so that is medical and from the government but in terms of the security wise the government says it does that security along on its checkpoints because militant group al-shabaab is known to stage a deadly attack as the year comes to an end because it wants to show that it's a formidable force under the major threat to the government forces african union troops and international partners and what about the people there on the ground how do people in locational cope with these kinds of attacks that they experience far too often. exactly that's the one point in question that's making rounds even on social media people and saying how will we continue living in such a condition we not see peace what's happening or why or why the government of somalia are not able to end this militant insurgency and the term that al-shabaab
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is a 2nd group that began in early 2007 so it's not that it's 12. locals on the ground rather are questioning of the government's mortie as to how it has been able to contain these insurgents for all this long despite all the support it has considered to constantly receive from its international partners as well of the multi national african union troops in somalia that allowed somalia all throughout the country so people are asking what are the gunmen need and the government says that it is suffering from an embargo that was imposed in 1000 men to do that. and it could be better to topple al-shabaab the locals are not taking this lightly and are calling on the government to make sure the civilians especially young people are protected in the future. and briefly if you can what impact is an attack like this have beyond somalia. well towards the end of the year militant group also
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have is known to carry out such kind of attacks in the recent weeks it does also mileage to cover similar tracks but not of this magnitude in neighboring countries such as kenya so overlook what is the if you want to show that he is a formidable force because in recent months the united states african. militants on his african somali government has been saying time and again that militant group al-shabaab is weakened on one way to these attacks by al-shabaab proves is that it wants to create a more. it's a powerful force in the can that's why it's getting out such kind of explosions to show the speech to exist and contrary to the u.s. on this want a government offensive that is beaten false alright abdulla's these below thank you for being there reporting for us now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world more heavy rains
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and flooding have forced thousands of families to flee villages and farms in western kenya close to $2000000.00 people in east africa have been affected the past 2 months with hundreds having died the rains are expected to ease up only at the end of the month. india's main opposition party has been holding rallies against a disputed new citizenship law congress party leader gandhi says the government was ignoring the will of the people by pushing the law through a fast track to citizenship for non muslim migrants from afghanistan bangladesh and pakistan. 2 skiers were killed when they were buried by an avalanche on a ski slope in south roll in italy the german woman and a 7 year old girl died when a sheet of snow broke lose above the totals eg slope a 2400 metres elevation 3 other people were injured in the incident. the un says more than 230000 people have been displaced in
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a province in northwestern syria as russian backed syrian government forces intensify their military campaign there the province is the last major area held by anti-government rebels and their jihadist allies it's also home to $3000000.00 civilians many of whom came from other war torn parts of syria the u.n. estimates that 80 percent of those fleeing now are women and children they're headed to refugee camps flooded by heavy winter rains which raises concerns of a humanitarian disaster along the turkish border the syrian russian bombardment is part of a new offensive to return the region to syrian government control. and following this story more closely for us is a reporter even him so a very complicated situation what impact is this military campaign having on the humanitarian situation there so what we're seeing now is a full scale ground offensive that is taking this province by storm so government
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forces have captured over 40 villages so far and people are fleeing their homes and scores as you mentioned many of them are fleeing to other parts of syria but this is a country that has been. torn by war for the better part of the current decade so people are fleeing to places where they're going to need more help than the people there already need help others are fleeing towards the turkish border turkey has taken in over 4000000 refugees but 1000000 just 121000000 are in the border region so we're really looking at more refugees going to a place that is already suffering greatly and is in great need of humanitarian assistance it's also wintertime so this is not helping the situation on the ground at all and this offensive it's ratcheted up in the last few weeks any talk of deescalating well president trump tweeted russia syria and iran are killing or on their way to killing thousands of innocent civilians in the province and he said
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don't do it turkey is working hard to stop this current intel ever the united states does not have a lot of leverage on the ground as our viewers may remember the united states withdrew all of its troops earlier this year much of the criticism of of basically everyone in the world so this will be left to russia which is a huge player in this particular conflict it is backing the government forces assad regime forces and turkey which is has been supporting the rebels and turkey has already sent a delegation to moscow earlier this week and they are pressuring russia for. a deescalation agreement this is however not very promising as there was already a deescalation agreement in place which has obviously not held so it's the last provinces held by rebels put this in context for us the bigger picture the larger conflict all over syria. what role does this play so obviously you know it's very hard to keep track of who is fighting whom on behalf of whom in syria i mean russia
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which is now a huge player only came into the picture around 2015 and now they're really holding all the cards but it looked province really holds huge symbolic value for the rebels and for the regime it was one of the 1st. places where anti-government protests broke out in 2011 it is also home to a major highway which has been blocked by rebels since 2012 so taking it again by the by the assad regime is not only economically a huge deal but also symbolically a huge win for assad all right you bring him thanks very much for your insights now russia has a trash problem just 5 percent of the country's estimated 70000000 tons of household waste is recycled every year moscow is looking to make a dent in that starting january it plans to put sorting bins in every building the new recycling program may quell some of the protests in other towns that moscow
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dumps its trash on. when it comes to recycling big tortoise all of you over and mark seems of are ahead of the curve for around a year now the 2 muscovites have had separate bins for recyclables at home they try to avoid creating unnecessary waste and signed up to an environmental newsletter for advice on recycling. and it's not just muscovites well worried about garbage i see it in my friends and my colleagues to the issues getting traction because it's become impossible not to notice the problem using the chat. up until now recycling bins like the one in the couple's court yard have been the exception rather than the rule but from january 1st moscow authorities promise that there will be separate containers for plastic glass paper and metal outside all residential buildings the reform will go into effect in 2020 across the country but critics say many garbage dumps aren't properly equipped yet and in moscow not everyone is so
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sure about the changes. but we don't have separate containers in our building yet so even if you're a cycle at home it all ends up together. not separate recycling bins and chat for a while now we separate plastic and cardboard. of course it's difficult at the beginning you need to find bins and you need to separate everything. moscow's garbage problem has made waves far beyond the capital the city produces around one 5th of the entire nation's garbage up until now moscow has shipped out its waste to dumps all over the country sparking protests like this one in the northern city of our. trash has become a political issue in russia one that its leaders can no longer afford to ignore at his recent annual press conference friday near putin said russia needs to change its approach to. peter's sector of household waste processing never existed in the soviet union and it never existed in russia we are. from the ground up we've
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taken the fundamental decisions to stop that process. surveys show that most people in russia are ready to recycle more at home but as the garbage continues to pile up critics worry that russia will just keep burying its problems. australia is bracing for its bushfire crisis to worsen as a heat wave sends temperatures into the forty's authorities have called on the military to help the widespread fires are also devastating to australian wildlife including koalas cyclists near the city of adelaide happened across this perched koala and offered it water after giving all 7 bottles to the animal the group cycled home rather thirsty in 40 degree heat now officials are fearing for thousands of koalas have died in the fire. you're watching
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