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the headlines on aussie international true young girls reportedly taken to controlled territory by their parents recognised by their grandparents back in russia. at the five. zero zero three. it's a pretty. horrible do you will with north korea the president now warning leader kim jong un know will. unwisely. and afghan officials accuse u.s.
forces of killing at least sixteen civilians in an airstrike the pentagon says though they were all extremists we hear from the victim's relatives. there in my mind. my two brothers my mother and my sister. saturday morning here in moscow thanks for joining us on r.t. international we have. to bring them home that's the cole off to start a campaign to find relatives of russian speaking children stranded in an iraqi orphanage these youngsters had reportedly been taken to the country by their parents who joined islam mixtape.
and. after we showed our clip from the baghdad orphanage we started to receive calls and e-mails from people who think they know the children our correspondent d.s. has traveled to the russian republic of dagestan after grandparents of two sisters and fatima came forward. the two elderly grandparents both pension has had
never given up hope but it was difficult they heard nothing they knew nothing other than that their grandkids were lost in a war zone but hope never dies just days ago she filmed fatima and had deja in a baghdad wolf a niche and their grandparents recognized them when we couldn't use your. research. there's no. place. we filmed this in the very yard in which grew up next to her beloved swing set and her sister were taken to mosul by her parents two years ago grandfather says they fell on the isis way to religious propaganda he says in june his son and his
wife were killed in a drone strike leaving the children all alone. could be there would be. bizarre shouldn't be taken at that time movie j.t. . he wanted a menu by now and i support it sieges grandfather who she used to call dhaka instead of says that he's overjoyed he says that his life has meaning again but it's not over yet there are tough paperwork to file this bureaucracy and procedures to follow before the girls had fatima are allowed to return to their grandparents. if there's a way to live their way. eventually even if he were not very easy to. nordan . the two sisters and several of the youngsters were identified off that we film
them it's a baghdad orphanage but they're the lucky ones according to officials as many as a thousand youngsters from dagestan alone would taken illegally by their parents to syria and to iraq the parents perished leaving the children all alone in a country that isn't there oh. we'll continue to try and find more of these youngsters in the hopes that more of them can be reunited with their families back here in russia well that's another story which could possibly have a happy ending the people claiming to be the relatives of another child contacted us saying they think they recognize a total or in a video the boy was born in iraq and they have only seen him in photos sent to them by his mother.
and some companies are going. to. be simply getting. question could you. imagine you would not. even see that you need to. keep. this if you need to. campaign to reunite these stranded children with their families back home in russia continues if you might have any information or you know someone who does please contact us using the e-mail at the bottom of the screen. donald trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric against the leader of north korea after
the regime's the latest threat of a missile strike near u.s. territory in the asia region the president sent the following warning to kim jong un. he utters water threat or if he does anything with respect to guam or any place else that's an american territory or an american ally he will truly regret it and he will regret it fast. tweeted the u.s. army is locked and loaded against the secretive east asian state it's the latest in a long line of rhetoric from the american leader north korea this knife make it even worse threats to the united states. they will be met with fire fury. like the world has never see the people that were questioning that statement was it too maybe it wasn't tough enough so that if there is a state that has nothing to do with there that's a statement and while it's still
a war of words for now western media reporting the pentagon has plans for a preemptive strike on north korea's nuclear facilities that's raising fears just across the border in seoul. there explains. so what if mr trump goes forward and all these roughly two dozen north korean missile launch sites testing grounds and other facilities go boom there is no way kim jong un won't take revenge what are they going to aim at. the north korea shocker to you and dignity army will launch the merciless owner of decision strikes from the ground. water so they'd better stop being reckless. and even without the stuff trump wants to wipe out they've got quite the arsenal toy unleashed hell over the thirty eighth parallel for decades north korea has been prepping artillery for that very moment and now what they've got loaded and ready to fire are twelve thousand pieces of two barks hillary and
twenty three hundred units of multiple launch rocket artillery. the direction southward is clear where precisely will kim point across here here are two words for you to learn counterforce and how to value targeting south korean and possibly even u.s. military facilities near the demilitarized zone versus an attack to destroy economically critical infrastructure and to cause immense civilian casualties i mean it when i say immense look at the range of north korean artillery beyond the border millions of people live there more than half of south korea's population so with roughly ten million residents and with almost three million and su one over one million all these cities are in that zone and some estimates say that
forty eight hours of artillery rage may kill over one hundred thousand in and around so all but what kind of specific north korean threat have we been mostly hearing about from the folks on t.v. the dramatic escalation. tensions with north korea overnight the regime divides defy president trump with a new threat against the u.s. territory of guam chilling new warning comes as the rogue nation threatens to strike guam home to thousands of u.s. service members this is a regime that's trying to not only establish its power but demonstrate its power everyone splaying the talent kim's missile range game even if it is capable of reaching the u.s. and in the pacific how realistic is the threat of a successful launch a launch that would dog america's. since. the
. if you are u.s. citizen on the coast of no doubt you're still pretty stressed but hey say that to south koreans from somewhere near seoul they'll be the first to get zapped if mr trump pulls the trigger going underground host discusses the u.s. north korea escalations with award winning journalist and filmmaker john pilger the full interview here throughout the day for now though a short clip. trump is a bit of a wimp compared with obama a bomber in the. having put american interests wars including the longest war in its in its history having increased the development of nuclear. warheads more than any president since the cold war obama's record was also a simple hole trampas has a long way to catch up with his previous us so that's why we really should stall
simply looking at trump the man to trump as a kind of symptom and i mentioned. a character a true almost a cartoon version of a system a system. of those produced people that have almost brought us to the edge of nuclear war. yes collation and on the korean peninsula is sparking fears of conflict with phrases like how to survive nuclear war trending online. america and as more and how people are preparing for again. it's back the prospect of nuclear armageddon and with it a media with panic about how to survive the fallout people begin weighing their disaster plans a nuclear warhead that could land in hawaii in twenty minutes from asia not radiation from a potential nuclear blast this is an axis stensholt threat to the united states
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defining transition to a new a new world in china is positioned themselves. least sixteen civilians have died in a u.s. strike in eastern afghanistan and this is according to local officials the u.s. military the bombing raid in the. claims militants were killed afghan officials. we heard from an eyewitness of the strike. some of the victims. my father and my mother were both killed. eleven people being transported in a vehicle three women five children two men were killed and one of the women was wounded her legs were blown off the bombing was carried out by warplanes i saw the place where the airstrike hit. my two brothers my mother and my sister were killed
. the latest claims about civilian deaths come amid increasing talk of a change of tact by the us in afghanistan is correspondent. according to the afghan government these civilians were killed in eastern afghanistan the u.s. government says that that is not accurate it says that only militants were killed we reached out specifically to the pentagon to get a clarification and for more information about the situation we did not receive an answer now this comes as donald trump is talking about reworking u.s. strategy in afghanistan we just heard him speak on it and he says his intention is to make it quote a whole lot less messy it's a very big decision for the took over a mess. we're going to. make it a lot less messy but that has been a place seventeen years old there's horrors i read in one of your code and frankly . it's going to be a decision that's for the diversion of now at this point roughly eight thousand
four hundred u.s. troops are in afghanistan they're joined by roughly five thousand nato forces that are there alongside them from various nato countries the united states has been in afghanistan for over sixteen years there's been a series of incidents in which civilians have been killed and increasingly in u.s. airstrikes we've also seen afghan security forces being killed much controversy surrounding u.s. activities in the country but as the u.s. intervention in the country continues there have been calls from the military for an expansion of the u.s. military presence in afghanistan one proposal comes from eric prince the owner of a military contracting firm formerly known as blackwater this quite controversial he's proposing that the usa privatized its war in afghanistan there would be contracted people professionals former special special operations veterans that have experience in that theater to go do that work would it be profiting from the war. well we're not there no but in even the again that solves that
solution that's that's capitalism that's that's what it's about now the expanded use of military contractors in afghanistan in other parts of the world raises questions of accountability when such forces violate international law or engage in activities that are questionable but this is just one of the many questions that are raging as the sixteen year intervention by the united states and afghanistan continues. well it depends on the list i've been able and believes a change in approach will come sooner rather than later the u.s. has killed civilians and they usually say they were killing militants because they think that's the standard line i think the real issue is whether the united states should pull out of there and that's what's being decided in washington i think president trump is less enthusiastic about leaving u.s. troops there were increasing u.s. troops then the military is that the united states even if they're losing conflicts
they want to keep their finger in the dike hoping for a turnaround if they couldn't win with one hundred thousand troops u.s. troops in there it's very difficult to train afghan military that's corrupt and. very ineffective into a fighting force they've been trying to do that for you know sixteen years and has works. and a little campaign in the german city of dues a bug is starring. residents that have been encouraged to create motivational slogans for the city's rubbish bins but the use of names has left some talks feeling like well they're being singled out. i think it's a great campaign it will be nice to your own name and it supports people to. leave it on the street. it's going to really get this message to the to
encourage people in cleaning up after themselves and not just on the streets on the ground. but one a local politician a member of the talkers community defends the initiative saying it's not against talk yeah he also didn't believe it was an act of exclusion or discrimination but we also spoke to a member of the alternative for germany party who told us a lack of integration could be to blame for the backlash. this whole issue is just a symptom of failed integration if you feel that you are sidelined that you're
being racist discriminated against you easily take offense luckily the german disposal company who started this initiative brushed off all complaints and carried on with business as usual it was just a very very harmless complaint i should say these are things that apply to all the people who live in that area it has nothing to do with racism as taught that again if you want to be offended you will always find something to be offended. a high school in the u.s. state of virginia has put forward its own plan to fight racial disparity it's written to parents reportedly saying regardless of a student's abilities involvement into top classes will be based on race jacqueline booga has details the concept of affirmative action was introduced with the best intentions to combat racial discrimination but it just doesn't seem to be panning
out the way it was intended to anymore especially when it comes to the education system the most recent scandal from a high school in the state of virginia left some parents furious they received this memo saying advanced classes will have quote proportional representation my initial reaction was disbelief i was taken aback i couldn't believe someone would put words like that into print and send them around to the homes of students for its part the school board defended the move thing absolutely nothing wrong with it. disagreed that those statements mean that students will be placed in classes based on race different ethnic groups have had their problems with the current educational system back in two thousand and fifteen a coalition of eighteen americans accused harvard university of discriminating against them based on race saying that they expected higher standards of them compared to black and latino applicants now the justice department is reportedly going to look into that it's an absolute shame and travesty that previous administrations saw fit to ignore the well documented complaints of individual
systemic discrimination against asian americans at ivy league universities and other colleges other see affirmative action giving unfair advantages to undeserving candidates to expose that issue one indian man claims he was accepted into medical school despite his poor grades because he posed as a black student he's now hopeful donald trump will end what he sees as a racist initiative i believe that president trump i believe that he will and different action like lincoln ended slavery there's a large number of people who are whiter than winter in alaska who poses as minorities based on flimsy reasons and as a result it skews the statistics because they know that it can improve their chances of admission whether or not affirmative action sticks around it it's clear the system is flawed with the vast majority of americans believing that college admission should be based solely on merit rather than the color of your skin and half of african-americans agree i mean the effort to bring quality to the masses is
being criticized even by those who the initiative is meant to help r.t. washington d.c. so well rights activists one lead believe such a move still wouldn't eliminate the problem of inequality in us schools. the race based affirmative action has been causing problems it has rendered lower income students in the asian american community and also in new york american continue without any help it has also lower income students. african community and hispanic community because compared to a. student there's nothing so for them to say i think are they better than you because i have less resources and i worked really hard for this for the students are very much disadvantaged they have to score. like four hundred three hundred points the other students just have the same opportunity and what they would have won is to be treated fairly and equally not to be treated you know was any lowering
the standards for them they don't want that they just want to be treated equally and fairly and not have the bar raised for them saturday morning in moscow thanks for joining us here at aussie international we will resume your top world headlines in about three minutes. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporation. from washington to washington to meet. the media. voters elect a businessman to run this country business. it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
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