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our headlines kurds use the security chaos in iraq to capture economically vital energy science while claiming to hold a referendum on finally getting their own independent state. ukraine's president extends the troops with the government forces for three more days both sides of the ceasefire but strange shells from sporadic fighting keep hitting the russian border. police brutally put on another world cup workers protest which have been demonstrating against labor conditions that rights groups describe as nothing short of horrifying. the u.n. is calling for a cut off in the u.s. city of detroit
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a violation of human rights while authorities are still trying to ring i took all the money from the rich friends. wherever you're watching from in the world welcome to moscow and to r.t. international i mean i know neal. the iraqi army has launched an offensive on the city of to create that is currently in the hands of islamist radicals the time is less than two hundred kilometers from the eventual target of the extremists and this comes as the u.s. secretary of state john kerry urged the courage to reinforce the defenses of the iraqi capital but it seems the ethnic group has other priorities not capturing the oil rich city off her cook kurdish authorities are planning to hold an independence referendum. looks at the prospects of. less than two kilometers
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away a stronghold of these lawmakers state in iraq and syria fighters from isis or as they're called in arabic have taken over the neighboring village. these kurdish soldiers known as the peshmerga law are the only defense that's keeping the insurgents from marching north. to this whole area dush isis fighters with snipers in the militant offensive striking with cross a rock is redrawing the country's borders but so too are the kurds as a rocky forces crumbled in the wake of that the harvest onslaught kurdish soldiers moved in to fill the void nearly doubling their territory in the process in just a matter of hours the kurds seized militarily what they failed to secure politically for decades the oil rich province of cure cooled and its main city spofforth. they. are all
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in because group in the other side there is diversion on the other groups but of course the peshmerga which three a year ago i couldn't really walk around here without the help of an armed escort it was just too dangerous there are suicide bombings frequent clashes between rival groups but controlling care coolpix the kurds hope to prove that they can do a better job than the central government maybe safer so far but with neighbors like isis it's unclear for how long. it didn't take long that evening we witnessed care cook's temporary or a spike from violence shattered a suicide bomber tried to enter a market in a kurdish part of town at least six people killed dozens wounded the kurds may seem as though when there's been this. some of them are living in the euphoria of total tree. but more tentative more people. means more
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programs if it wasn't time for. already divisions are emerging a minority arab and turkmen residents are worried about their rights in the new kirkuk kurdish authorities promised a referendum but in a warning sign of what could be ahead these shiite turkmen are taking matters into their own hands so that. we don't trust any government or any group to protect us so we're taking on to defend ourselves lucy caffein of kooks iraq's former pentagon on a list michael maloof sees the kurds are going to use the instability in iraq to snatch as much authority as they can the kurds see a golden opportunity to basically declare their independence they've already announced that they're going to have a referendum they do have a choice they can either do that or. do what. kerry wants and
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work with the government in baghdad i think that while they listen politely to to secretary kerry i think they have their own interests in mind and unless something miraculous happens in the parliament without moloch you stand on board i think this split enough iraq is going to be inevitable the only thing that is working in anybody's favor is that isis has the has a military capability but the question is will they be able to govern all that territory they're taking over and already they're fighting from within some of the units and some of the other islamist groups and even that bathurst that they that joined them temporarily to take the territory over but now there's actually been gunfire and and opposition to each we will want their own little chunk in each little piece it's a mess. nato reacts with stony silence on the wiki leaks documents not detail what nato's i going chief traded to the job in the first place. i'll be reporting but
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then prime minister of denmark reportedly took turkey on an offer to buy his under the sea in return for a media crackdown. plus death row inmates in oklahoma sued the state to stop lethal injections after concerns doctors are using on tested drugs. the shaky truce in east ukraine has been extended with both the army and anti-government fighters promising to recognize that the cease fire which has been in place for a week is part of attempts to bring peace to the region people there say they're exhausted by constant fighting on the flayed in their tens of thousands. if you do you can get there and. if you see in your very eyes even if you today yeah you're with the boys you know they may shake and. that gives that notion that masha and i think it's the think you can use them with the little bit
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and the i don't like you that i was. less than just take it which would have always made like there's a gun used then you'll hear that a lot this is a little dicey if i get it in. the night after the truce was extended appeared mostly calm however there were reports of sporadic fire in the region with russia's border control service stating one of its checkpoints had been hit. we're going to . continue to fall in russian territory one british checkpoint building them exploded inside iraq there were no injuries two more shells landed in the nearby village of folks who are going to look worse in iraq parties from on cost of reports now on the expectations from the new cease fire president's ability but i shan't call extended the ceasefire by another seventy two hours and this was confirmed by anti-government forces as well but i shan't go added that the slightest violation of a cease fire this time around if people start building barricades then he will
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recall this truce now dialogue and countries consultations continue between both sides as they're searching for an adequate compromise on all these efforts and initiatives are welcomed and supported by russia and the european union of fortunately the initial week long cease fire was broken several times by both sides of the conflict ukrainian military continues shelling the east of the country a mother and her one to six year old son had been killed after shelling near slavyansk a missile hit a residential building where they were and killed them instantly there and government forces attacked the crane and military posts positions as well still defense forces to control over a checkpoint controlled by the national guard and according to unverified information they train in military later shelled that checkpoint killing twenty
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fighters all of the national guard but once again this information is yet to be verified. and these indeed are reinforcements for the national guard right after taking their oath in western ukraine the right sector members decided to pay a visit to a local police station the c.c.t.v. footage shows a crowd of mosques men breaking in some of the molotov cocktails the gang demanded the deputy police chief resign within twenty four hours or they would burn down the building they are angry with the officials for prosecuting activists involved in february in kiev ukraine's interior ministry says one officer was severely beaten. throngs of people are fleeing the artillery attacks in eastern ukraine the un says the number of a hundred thousand people but for the us the source doesn't seem credible enough since the start of two thousand and fourteen one hundred and ten thousand ukrainians have arrived in russia we just have seen no evidence to support that we
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don't believe they're credible we're watching we just don't think that the hundreds of thousands number is credible we don't have anything to cooperate with this is the u.n. this isn't the russians this is not you know not being there is this is an agency telling you guys give millions and millions of dollars through and they're now well we don't have anything to back up that number matt. denied breaks food and even water migrant workers in qatar say their treatment has reached a new low in the latest episode of hotel complex construction crews flush with guards on the site now these are rare pictures coming of qatar showing the situation tens of thousands of migrants are working on various football world cup and use on infrastructure they bring on what are described as the plausible conditions a german filmmaker who was arrested by kotori police for exposing the country's poor working conditions believes this case is just a drop in the ocean. it was initiated by the workers not being allowed to take
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proper bear in mind we are in the middle of ramadan. obviously has four islamic workers and there are quite a few of them on the sides. and i think it's really right now as these things come up more and more with higher frequency i think it's time to really face a possible rerun of the vote world cup in qatar that's something that you know comes into reality with all human rights issues with all the corruption issues coming up on a daily basis right now i think this is what we had in front possibly rights groups worldwide have condemned the treatment of migrant workers in qatar time and time again statistically say activists one worker dies every day as the country prepares to host the twenty twenty two world cup finals on top of harsh conditions workers are left with i pay for months with their documents taken away by the companies that hire them. coming up turning off the tops leads to an increased flow
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of anger. you tell someone i don't have water in my home you can get your children will please go to the water department if they help my children but they don't care the u.s. city of detroit harvest close to a humanitarian crisis with the u.n. i cruising local authorities over rights violations for cutting off water supplies to the perth details after the break. we speak your language i mean some of the will not advance. news programs and documentaries and spanish more matters to you breaking news a little tune to hang those stories. for you here. in troy altie spanish find out more visit. tito it's called.
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first class russia yet seen russia like i'm going to be on the cars are going nuts times that's going to revolutionize the way they're playing in the u.s. and sell all. the fish the economic up and downs in the final months they belong to the old sang i and the rest because i was doing the taking will be a briefly on me. welcome back understand me since term as nato chief maybe almost. but night questions are
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being asked about he got the job in the first place freshly in the spotlight wiki leaks documents suggest was musin abused his powers as prime minister to guard teams of his future job specifically denmark reportedly agreed to start legal action against a kurdish separatist channel that was broadcasting from copenhagen in two thousand and nine in return turkey said it would back to the future nato chief so why was turkey worried about these broadcasts i'm tryna long claims raj t.v. was a mighty piece for the kurdistan workers party which fights for the rights of the kurdish minority and is considered a terrorist organization in turkey on the west of the channel started broadcasting in two thousand and four and twenty ten it was officially accused in denmark of promoting terrorist activities and this year that channels license was finally revoked we spoke to their lawyer we have a special it to media or some of these should be dead dark which would issue the
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search if it cuts to the turks the turkish government had at three different occasions complained to this committee each. they concluded that the coverage of the fights the clashes the conflict between the kurdish guerrillas and the turkish security forces was just like the coverage you would fired at the big d. students television stations so we thought that also the courts. would respect the freedom of expression the freedom of press the freedom of information but it did occur. we asked nato to comment on the leaks about the deal to appoint resolution their press office told us to talk to danish judicial authorities insisting that the courts were fully independent to every journalist lawyer and former m.p. bjorn m.
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quest questions that claim there were some conflicts of political character between the bar and turkey joe biden states intervened because a light very broad stroke they describe it is to become the six to zero and therefore they felt comfy with him as a second general there was a big pressure from us towards the stage and says to think. the creative bad guy how to a diet and how to prove wanting that rochelle of a should was permitted to terrorism until they died but what there was within hours after that a dyke with it was announced that there was agreement between the turkish government and the other day to. decide the previous stage probably just as a second surgery. ok for some more inside let's discuss the issue further with
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kurdish activist. mystery song so much for taking the time to speak to us today no nato says russian had no power to get the courts to do anything what are your thoughts on the statement. well turkey had been trying to get done mark to close the doors to the ever since it was launched in two thousand and fourteen and they repeatedly complains and but they were unsuccessful until press musson big to become the next nato secretary general in two thousand and nine and turkey did not make it a secret that closure was a condition for them to support rasmussen and suddenly in the next year the danish government decided to prosecute rush t.v. and this isn't a very this doesn't really come as a shock or as a surprise because there have been several anti kurdish policies that were adopted by european governments to appease turkey to commonly violence against terrorism
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supposedly. point zero in a way the kurds. but just on the point why would ross presumably go to so much lead to curry favor with turkey do you believe well now turkey is a very important and they have so ally it is a very very crucial country in the region and have appeasing turkey is very important for several western nato countries you know even if it is. what does it actually change because a happy turkey is of course is a lot more important to europe and kurdistan if it eventually happens. what's your thoughts just on the kind of difference. well the difference is i think the kurdish issue is one of the most unresolved issues of the century and this war between the p.k. k. and turkey benefits several people civil institutions and countries so i think
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there is a there there are several larger issues that are connected to this so on the one hand while the west close the eyes to human rights violations in turkey and actively contributed to these human rights violations by either providing military or intelligence on the other hand the kurds the kurdish in europe was completely criminalized and we see the similar thing happening with kurds in syria for example even though the people have established. very progressive self governance structures in the north of syria the european governments do not really taken do not really have a position on that even though it would eventually of be of benefit to all ok just very briefly the kurdish broadcaster know once i'm reading here the european court of human rights to look into their case do you believe very briefly anything will come out of it. it depends because.
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i've been the i really don't know because we see different things happening we see for example last year in paris three kurdish activists being murdered we see very different kinds of policies anti courage policies being adopted by european governments and these are not disconnected from the european court of human rights so this is a political question rather than a question of justice because as long as the kurdish issue is treated ok as a question of terrorism this will not go very far i don't think great thank you very much dillard to recur dish activists we appreciate time. now online at r t v dot com christian orthodox activists threw eggs on holy water at members of marlin mountains run by the head of their concert in moscow the gig never took place however due to a bomb threat all the details of the story available for you online also with. a new robotic suit has been approved by the food and drug administration in the us
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that will enable thousands of people with lower body paralysis to sit stunned and indeed walk r.t. dot com has all the details for you on this story and much much more. moving on now the u.s. city of detroit is on the brink of a water crisis thousands of people there have been left with no supplies all the authorities say they're only protecting the city's budget from on pay bills the situation forced several activist groups to demand the united nations step in to help well the u.n. experts looked into the modern said the shut off are a violation of human rights and close inspection reveals it's not just to hard up not paying their bills some corporations are tens of millions of dollars in the red as well but there's little pressure being put on them artes mega lopez brings us the details. it is one of the most essential elements of life. americans enjoy some of the cleanest and most abundant water in the world but what
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happens when the pipes are turned off and the tap runs dry how am i supposed to wash my child heilman i supposed to shower must fill in the largest american city to ever filed for bankruptcy residents are falling behind on their water bills now facing five billion dollars in bad debt the water department is taking drastic measures to plug holes and that means cutting water this is one of those houses that has had its water shut off and you can tell that because the detroit water and sewer department went ahead and painted on the porch that water cut time now they've been doing this more and more frequently to abandoned houses and they are they say going after abandoned houses first in order to kind of avoid it wasting water for houses that people simply don't live in however more often these days the houses facing shut off have residents living inside this is did detroit water brigade headquarters groups like the way fun in the detroit water brigade are working with residents to get on the water they need in the short term and the
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funding in the long term to sustain themselves we have donations the water that people have say we also have water filtration devices as well as aqua tablets so that people could you know access to clean drinking water these groups are now calling for help from the federal government and even the united nations to address what they describe as a humanitarian crisis an acute a rally is one detroit resident who is afraid of the consequences of missing even a single payment if you tell someone i don't have water in my home that's the first strike you can get your children removed or you go to the war department as they help get my children back they don't care don't just think it's me and she isn't alone no you're shutting out all the water all the most vulnerable. first it was now raises a human rights question it raises a moral question what if people do was to water is cut out of the take that medicine if you see these how do they make the formula for the babies however the
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water department argues we have the the burden of being having to be realistic in a lot of the folks the activists for example don't have that burden that they have what they feel are simple solutions. which really don't really hold water if anybody can come up with a way that we can make that detroit drinking water is good as it is right now. for pennies on the dollar was going to listen unfortunately this is not the case leaving some residents salivating for a solution to this water crisis and others just plain thirsty reporting in detroit michigan meghan lopez are already are we spoke to an international water campaigner for the blue planet project it told us all employment and poverty are what's fueling the crisis there are thousands of residents who have been. been cut off from their water and sewerage services since march and what that means is that people basically don't have access to water in their homes and we're talking about a city where forty percent of the people are living below the poverty line so many
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of these people cannot afford to be there to pay the bills and it is a violation of the human right to water and sanitation when people are being cut being forced to pay very high rates for their water and sanitation services and when they're not able to meet those those demands they are being cut off the plight of thousands of detroit residents is also the focus of abi martin's breaking the set coming up later today. death row inmates in oklahoma are protesting against the use of lethal injection to execute them basically it's akin to experimenting on humans there are lawsuits filed against the state follows the bungled execution of oklahoma inmate plane lockett in april he died of a heart attack some forty minutes after being injected doctors had burst a vein in his body while administering
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a controversial cocktail of drugs now there was a similar incident back in january in ohio where an inmate was reportedly in convulsions for around twenty five minutes in both cases concerns were raised that doctors use previously on tested drugs. even though the investigation into both cases continues prison authorities are not going ahead with them. said three executions have been carried out in june so far the first since april in total three thousand prisoners await the death penalty in u.s. jails human rights advocates are concerned the authorities are unwilling to take heed of past failures every time one more state changes a protocol or changes the lethal drug cocktail in a sense we have the potential for human experimentation to be trying something on a human being that's never been tried before and that's being repeated in state after state here in the united states oklahoma has not done another execution yet now we've set some dates out several months into the future and that's exactly why
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these inmates of sued what they're basically saying is that we're not ready to do more executions on the other hand the status saying it thinks we will be ready within a couple of months and of course without the full findings there on what went wrong in clayton lockett sex a-q. should i think it's very hard for the state's argument to be taken seriously that we're ready to actually start more executions when we don't fully know what happened. this hour coming up next an r.t. international it's the kaiser report but for viewers in the u.k. it's but next time. some people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom may only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t. shirt fans celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be police traumas
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flying over them filming them i thought of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects at it until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite photos being taken of us all the time and n.s.a. spying on a communications but any camera or other device than throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us tonight you know one percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drone was actually a police drone would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they wouldn't and they couldn't for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in ford but if a crowd does that they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion.
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