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courage used the security chaos in iraq to capture economically vital energy sites while planning to hold a referendum on finally getting their own independent state. crane's president extends to truce with government forces for three more days. but stray shells from sporadic fighting keep hitting the russian border. police on another world cup workers protests which have been demonstrating against labor conditions rights groups describe it's nothing short of horrifying. the u.n. is calling. the u.s. city of detroit a violation of human rights while authorities are still trying to wring out money
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from the poorest residents. and it's just gone five pm this evening here in moscow. i mean. the iraqi army has launched an offensive on the city of to create. islamist radicals the town is less than two hundred kilometers from baghdad be 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 group has other priorities change in the oil rich city of kirkuk kurdish authorities are planning to hold an independence referendum . looks at the prospects of the vote. less than two kilometers
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away a stronghold of us law mixed 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 all are the only defense that's keeping the insurgents from marching north. to this whole area. isis fighters with snipers in the militant offensive sweeping across a rock is redrawing the country's borders but so too are the kurds as iraqi 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. the fishmongers controlling their.
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own because groups in the other side on the other groups but of course the peshmerga was thirty 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 here cool 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 coke's temporary or 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 tenets and more people means more
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programs if it was in time for already divisions are emerging 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 that. we don't trust any government or any group to protect us so we're taking on to defend ourselves lucy catherine of kooks iraq former pentagon alist michael maloof sees the kurds are going to use the instability in iraq to stop 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 x. about this that they that join them temporarily to take the territory over but now there's actually been gunfire and and opposition each will want their own little chunk in each little piece it's a mess. coming up nato reacts with stony silence on the wiki leaks documents detail what neither was i going chief traded to the job in the first place reporting how
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the then prime minister of denmark reportedly took turkey on an offer to buy his candidacy in return for a media crackdown on. death row inmates in oklahoma sued the state to stop a lethal injection after concerned doctors are using on tested drugs. the shaky truce in east ukraine has been extended with both the army and government fighters promising to recognize that the cease fire which has been place for a week is part of attempts to bring peace to the region police people are indeed say they're exhausted by constant fighting and of fled in their tens of thousands. who were going to. do you can do it they would. if you see you do. you three yeah you're with the boy i.
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should think that given the notion that masha would think you can use them. that i was going to be just a lot less than just take it. 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. revolver your shells continue to fall in russian territory one of the checkpoint building them exploded inside iraq there were no injuries to me or shells landed in the nearby village of the suspects and we're going to look worse in your r.t.s. maria phenomena saw firsthand what eastern ukraine is like amid the cease fire. the truce remains in place here in eastern ukraine but so does the tension in the weeks since the ceasefire came into effect sporadic clashes between the army local defense forces have carried on regardless sometimes resulted in fatalities
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including civilians on friday and woman and her son were reportedly killed in the army shelling in the town of slovyansk in donetsk region which is the epicenter of what key of calls its anti terror operation and here in the guns overnight there was little sign of calm either on the return from filming at the ukrainian russian border at a checkpoint we heard a conversation between local fighters y. walkie talkie in which they described shooting happening right then next to a nearby railway bridge as well as wrong the local hospital this checkpoint had recently been taken by self-defense forces and the ukrainian military was trying to regain control of this strategic location we were forced to take another turn or two of route along a wild path through the forest all the time we had to coordinate with the french soldiers patrolling that area but even then we were told that it was still very dangerous. the main danger is that you don't know where the right sector are and
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what they've got on their minds. the bad news those monsters they call the ukrainian army and the national guard came to our land. they used tanks and more times against us that's why people joined the militia. the driving from the russians to all the details of the one hour already still for the others to go to the. the guards our brother is also the better local stopped since that little road so obvious that the street is full of surprises. because checkpoint is. it sounds. is to. drive on. the standard is supposed to pave the way to prolong peace in the country but so far we can see a lack of trust between both sides and it's fair to say whatever peace the reason
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right now in this part of the country remains fragile at best nationality from lugansk in ukraine. these 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 mosman breaking in some of mullet off cocktails the gang demanded the deputy police chief resign within twenty four hours or they would burn down the building they're angry with the officials for prosecuting activists involved in february in kiev ukraine's interior ministry sees one officer was severely beaten. throngs of people are fleeing near tillery attacks in eastern ukraine the un sees the number as one 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
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support that we 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 if this is the u.n. this isn't the russians saying you know there's this is an agency you guys give millions and millions of dollars to and they're now well we don't have anything to back up that number. whipped denied breaks food and even water migrant workers in qatar say the treatment has reached a new low in the latest episode at a hotel complex construction crews clash with guards on the signed now these are rare pictures coming out of the guitar showing the situation tens of thousands of migrants are working on various. i mean the structure laboring under water described as the floor a bill conditions a german filmmaker who was arrested by qatari 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 lunch break bear in mind we are in the middle of the ramadan ramadan obviously has for islamic workers and there are quite a few of them on the right. you know. 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 for the 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 on top of harsh conditions workers are left without pay for months with their documents taken away by the companies that hire them. coming up turning off the temps leads to an increased flow of anger.
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i don't have water in my home you can get your children will go to the large department if they help get my children back they don't care for us city of detroit harbors close to a humanitarian crisis with the u.n. accusing local authorities of a bright spiral a chance for cutting off water supplies to the per details coming up after a short break. on marriage in the financial world. to goldman's cannot stop it is the only take credit. in life there are. for revenue should to go straight from being a violent side of the existing order to a big a well run from christie is impossible it just won't happen because the acts of the
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revolution is so violent that there are off the show so great that there is a fear of. economic right. now i. want but if the. time. welcome back. to me since term as nato chief may be almost up but no questions are being asked about how he got the job in the first place freshly in
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a spot like wiki leaks documents suggest was moved and abused his powers as prime minister to guarantee himself his future job specifically denmark reportedly agreed to start a legal action against the kurdish separatist channel that was broadcasting from copenhagen in two thousand and nine in return turkey said it would back to his music as the future nato chief so why was turkey worried a bite the broadcast will long claimed 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 now the channel started broadcasting in two thousand and four in twenty ten meanwhile it was officially accused in denmark of promoting terrorist activities and this year the chung's license was finally revealed we spoke to their lawyer. we have a special independent committee on television they did mark 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 and each time they concluded that the coverage was just like to cover it you would fired at the big day the stews 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 and we asked me to comment on the leaks about the deal to appoint rasmussen their press officer told us to talk to the danish judicial authorities insisting that the courts were fully independent of every journalist lawyer and former m.p. bjorn almqvist questions that claim there were some conflicts of political character between the bar and turkey joe di the states intervened because a light very broad stroke of the danish prime minister to become the six zero there
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was a big pressure from u.s. forces they thought and says to think even creative bad guy how to a diet and how to prove one thing that rush celebration was permitted to saracens had in the end until they died but what there was within hours after that a dyke with it was announced that there was a dream but between the turkish government and the other base who promises to decide the previous stage privatised as a second surgery. kurdish activist tells us when it comes to turkey minority rights or the least of europe's concerns i think the kurdish issue is one of the most on resolve issues of the century and this war between the p.k. k. and turkey benefits several institutions and countries so on one hand while the
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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 and europe was completely criminalized and we see the similar thing happening with kurds in syria for example even though the people have established a very progressive self governance structures in the north of syria what you can find online dot com christian is what the docs activists are waves and holy water and members of marlene months in iraq beyond the head of their concert here in moscow the gig it never took place however due to a bomb threat all the details of the story available online also their. life changing developments technologies approved in the u.s. to help those party lies take a huge step towards walking again find out all the details of this new robotic suit much more on r t dot com. the bankrupt
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us city of detroit sits on the brink of a water crisis thousands of people there are being left with no supplies at all the authorities say they're only protecting the city's budget from paid bills the situation for several activist groups to demand the united nations step in and help well the u.n. experts looked into the matter and said the shut off or a violation of human rights close inspection reveals it's not just a 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 megha lopez takes up the story. 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 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 file for bankruptcy residents are falling behind on their water bills
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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 the 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 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
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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 nikita 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 will 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 for. which now raises a human rights question it raises a moral question what if people do was to water. out of the take their medicine if you see the shot of the make the formula for the babies however the water department argues we have the the burden of being heavy to be realistic in a lot of folks the activists for example don't have that they have what they feel are simple solutions. which really don't really hold water if anybody can come up
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with a way that we can make the detroit drink water is good as it is right now for pennies on the dollar will want 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 r t we talked a little earlier to an international water come painter for the blue planet project you told us on employment and poverty 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 we're talking about a city where point eight percent of the people are living below the poverty line so many 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 forced
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to pay a very high rates for their water and sanitation services and when they're not able to meet those demands they are being cut off will apply to follow reasons of detroit residents is also the focus of martin's breaking the set coming up later today. death row inmates in oklahoma are protesting against the use of lethal injections to execute them they say it's akin to experimenting on humans there are lawsuits filed against the state follows the bungled execution of oklahoma inmate clayton 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 a controversial cocktail of drugs it was a similar incident back in january in ohio where an inmate was reportedly in convulsions for twenty five minutes in both cases concerns were raised that doctors
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use previously on tested drugs even though the investigation into both cases continues prison authorities are going ahead with the method 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 works. 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 these inmates have 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
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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. time for some more headlines from around the world now an explosion in northern nigeria killed at least ten people and left fourteen injured the blast took place overnight in the red light district of authorities suspect the islamist sect boko haram is behind the attack the group has targeted several cities across the country in the past number of months. palestinians have been killed and one seriously injured after israeli fighter jets launched airstrikes in the gaza strip the men allegedly belong to the popular resistance committee and on the group accused of firing rockets into israeli territory the attack came as israeli troops continue a large scale search for three missing teenage boys believed to be an abducted by hamas. group of tourists including seven children are missing after two days of
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heavy rain caused severe flooding in the region two thousand people are being in fact awaited from a tonne there the rain has not stopped on the water level it's slowly returning to normal. now on the way for you a look at the ups and downs of the financial world with earn aid in boom bust to stay with us. the federal migration service of russia has recently received more than five thousand requests for political silence from ukraine its citizens these requests come from refugees who are fleeing the conflict in the eastern part of ukraine in fact i personally know people who are from ukraine who are now essentially trapped in russia because their native regions are at war with the kiev government there is
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a classic mainstream media talking point about russian aggression and russian imperialism which gets repeated constantly in fact so often that is not even a question but if you stop to think about it if you were trapped in a region at war and you were going to escape. odd foot where would you go into the heart of the aggressors imperialists know you go in the direct opposite direction interestingly enough in both this conflict and the two thousand and eight war in georgia the overwhelming majority of refugees flee towards russia excluding some sort of bizarre stockholm syndrome it seems that for people in break we republics and ukraine and georgia russia is a safe haven they often say that people vote with their feet and in the case of the most recent wars in european history it is clear whose feet are voting for whom and no mainstream media talking points can deny that but that's just my opinion. i. don't think the united states for ousting in
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a call is neither did russia i think fine for taking control of our crimea and yet there we have a major crisis on our hands. do you think that is likely to be resolved in some sort of constructive way now because. this is the last change in borders that happens this way that i'm not saying will be forgotten but you know people claim that themselves and the reality is if it turns out though this is the first step and that this is going to go on indefinitely. and threats of very existence between the states and we're kind of in a different. has lowered their i marinate this is boom bust and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first of new york attorney general eric schneiderman
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filed fraud charges against barclays over its dark pool saying that the bank favors high frequency traders over other types of investors and now broker dealers are heading for safer why. we'll tell you all about it coming right up and then we're bringing you part two of my interview with mr jim rickards rickards is telling us how sanctions the i.m.f. and other british nations all factor into the financial warfare and the intense stuff and at the end of the week which means it's viewer feedback day here on boom box edward harris and i are addressing your question some and some concerns that i have on the show you won't want to miss a moment.


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