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he through humiliation to enter an elite society. in part she sometimes quite literally. wants other true colors of universities in the u.s. . a terror probes launched in france after a man reportedly shouting god is great in arabic stabs two people to death in ma ses main train station. populace in canada say a stabbing in ramming incident involving an officer and for pedestrians is terror related after an iso flag was found in the attackers car. and over four hundred sixty voters have been injured as well as some police officers as violent scenes erupts during catalonia independence referendum.
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so to people living in the third and this is the first three people the story of the earth taken from here by. watching r.t. international coming to you live from moscow i'm kate partridge. french prosecutors have launched a terror probe after a knife attack has left two women dead in marseilles main train station r.t. france correspondent charlotte do bensky reports. well we know that those two women were killed following that knife attack in the station at mar say the main station so we understand that the man who is wielding that knife actually slit the throat of one of the women that's how she died and apparently according to passers by he
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screamed out. god is the greatest while he was carrying out that attack now the security services at the station waybill to respond fairly quickly and shot the man dead at the scene and what the prosecutor's office has said in paris is that while the motives are not yet clear what they're doing is that they treating this as a killing linked to a terrorist organization now the security services have been praised for reacting responding so quickly to this attack with officials on the ground saying they fear that this could have been far worse happy not and the security services are part of some seven thousand troops who are deployed across france and have been for the last three years as the country has been under a state of high emergency since january two thousand and fifteen that's when the offices of the city newspaper. were attacked with twelve people being killed and then the country was put into a state of emergency in november two thousand and fifteen after that deadly night
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of attacks in paris were around a hundred and thirty people were killed in coordinating the recent attacks since then francis seen a number of attacks including in nice which is also in the south of france and in two thousand and seventeen a number of smaller attacks no current president emanuel wants to end that state of emergency in france and wants to do so by november of this he suggests next month and in fact this week the first draft of his new controversial legislation which will consolidate some of the powers that some of the sick. the forces of hard and the state of emergency will be consolidated into their jobs as normal will actually be voted on this week with the attacker was shot by soldiers from the french army who were in the area as part of operation sent in l. this is france's first wide scale military operation in peacetime ten thousand
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combat troops across the country are involved and have become a common sight at transport hubs and tourist hotspots the operation was first launched after the terror attack on the shirley abdul magazine offices in early twenty fifteen and is reinforced later that year however the soldiers themselves have often become a target for attackers. or me while police in canada are treating the ramming and stabbing of a fellow officer as terror related after finding an eyesore flag in the attackers car the thirty year old driver has been apprehended a manhunt followed the ramming of the officer who was stabbed several times though his injuries aren't life threatening the driver was stopped later but fled in a truck and hit at least four pedestrians in a high speed police chase through the center of the city no deaths have been reported however the condition of the victims is as yet unknown military experts come are alarmed think such attacks are the main way left for terrorists to make headlines since they're now losing ground in the middle east. as territory shrinks
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more of the fighters will escape many of them are western citizens who've been going to fight in iraq in syria for the last six years or they have friends or other people in continental europe or north america which might carry out these attacks and this is to make themselves still relevant and indeed news because obviously on the ground they're losing to syria and iraq so they will carry out more of these attacks to make themselves still in the headlines the international community needs to work with the syrian government and the russians and the iraqi government to tackle terrorism is the best way because these kind of small attacks will keep increasing unless there's more cooperation in the global strategy on how to fight and stop supporting insurgent groups in other people's countries. brutal scenes of violence have marred catalonians controversial independence referendum for four hundred sixty people have been injured in clashes with military police according to barcelona's man. was.
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the. was. leading. and this is not the first people that this was the earth taken from here by ambulance so from the early hours of the morning the it seems to be escalating was the. spanish civil gods have been forcing their way into polling stations across the region they frighten us as activists inside china to prevent them from entering the number of people being trying to weigh. well police have been using rubber bullets
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to disperse the protesters this type of ammunition is used worldwide and considered to be non-lethal however the use of rubber bullets is associated with cases of blunt trauma to the brain damaged organs and these could lead to permanent disability and even to death. when a spanish government official has tweeted that police actions are professional and proportionate but some thinks the videos that have been imagined suggest otherwise . was. well here you can see protesters in iran a in northeastern catalonia facing off against officers demonstrators have their hands up in a sign of nonviolence but police apparently start hitting them with batons and we spoke to one man who was injured in these clashes. so there will be trying to take us from that corner station we never thought that there would be such
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a byron's from the police. but to the all people he says it is simply unacceptable we were seeing again we saying not by humans was thing we just want to go to we're seeing we're all friends on the he does with the props. many people. sold it before i don't know what they feel it's proportional but we know one year was nothing owes them something in them and asking for our freedom while they were not making any distinction at all they were getting a very what they were not looking at and it's. already a has also appeared on line of offices confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers from the council on polling station with voters trying to stop them.
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and these pictures are of police taking the ballot boxes away you can hear people in the background checking new offices or police also reportedly seized boxes and voting papers in the days leading up to the referendum. good luck parker the report. will meanwhile in madrid unionists have been staging a rally in one of the central square as the activists were waving spanish flags and chanting slogans in support of spanish unity and the national police catalonia is a crucial economic region and this may be one of the main reasons behind the unrelenting opposition of madrid to the independence vote. well catalonia covers six percent of the country's territory but accounts for twenty percent of spain's g.d.p. the region is also responsible for more than half of all start up investments and
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almost a quarter of spain's foreign tourists go to catalonia and other key reason why madrid is so keen to stop the region breaking away. well i'm now joined live by artie's medina a question about. well the other day not can you bring us up to speed with what's been going on in the capital on. capital. well we're standing right now at the power clary's institute where these morning clashes erupted between police forces and ordinary citizens of basilan who came to a vote at the referendum this sunday morning now as you can see it is old quiet and the building of the school is a shut down by police it is really impossible to get inside but this morning we saw a lot of really worrying of violence at the doors of the service if you would as well as and side now police was pushing people out there were throwing them onto the ground they were breaking down doors breaking down windows this ad occasional
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facility really preventing both students as well as elderly people from voting. because to resist with violence they could have taken. up but they started shooting with rubber bullets and with bathrooms grandparents children women all crowing all suffering. just for wanting to vote for wanting a democracy to be posing with human rights that they were you know you have united and formed a barricade they detained and mistreated people only for daring to lift a paper in the hands so we are united for whatever happens we have needed to do extreme actions such as sleeping in school such as coming here hundreds of persons at five o'clock in the morning spending i have been standing here for hours and we
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will be here all day if necessary because they don't want to let us speak. this morning people were ready together peacefully and i remember they told me that they are ready and it is very important for them to remain a peaceful gathering and to defend their right to vote but really throughout the day the mood in the streets of boston lawn and across the region of constant seems to have changed and according to reports there are injured policeman as a result of scuffles between the crowd and security services now people are a building very cade's in different areas of the region as well as here in the capital city of a barcelona and they're doing so in order to protect those polling stations there are still remain operational where voting is still under way now we keep receiving different videos and won a season crowds of people there are throwing rocks at police now there are different sorts of incidents reported surround the regional council on even one
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incident where the regional council and police a starts to protect citizens from national guard now this sunday the region of castle linus also rebel violence on its streets but at the moment the voting still continues and the referendum is under way now to discuss this situation and more details joined alive by on r.k. who is the spokesperson of the international commission of the european citizens thank you so much for sharing your time with us here are international now tommy why do you think the spanish authorities remain so well they're not compromising and they really want to be using old sorts of means to prevent this referendum from going i had. the main reason is because recognizing fred the admin to recognize the nation and we are
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a people we know that we know our rights and we are. determinists we are proving today to exercise them across. the spanish state not to want to recolonize cuts alone you know as a as a nation because basically that blue crush with de idea of united the spanish nation that of course has a very more than origin not like catalonia that this is a historic got a nation that basically is inside the spanish state because who will buy the current more nike and. so all these effects alone has a right to self-determination means that the tunnel has a nation and something that they they just cannot come to terms for them that's one audience a territory of a property they own the tunnel so it's
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a strange vision of democracy and why do you think europe is remaining largely silent over this referendum if such a crackdown took place alice where it would probably cause an outcry in the e.u. do you agree with. this. i agree actually sure that anything that could come close to the outrageous disgrace for attitude of the spanish police. but i mean it's our. security forces against a population that is in front of a ballot box that will do one is to vote on a referendum for sure there would be. an absolute called them condemning discount trees but. does i mean really i think that a lot of democrats in europe are now on basically the word when they're going to
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see the images of older people or famine. these be the heat by the police just because of a referendum they will be shaken as a as democrats because it goes completely against any fundamental european values and no we hope for not so so shy voices which at some sharia voices say that violence should to stop i think the should to the should say much more than violence have to stop we know that the small two to this more is a mistake here and that is that catch and we're not step back we will. conceal because we are determined suits who votes and today we are voting because although the violence today cats aren't we in the actual clo who were around the
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thirty two percent of participation i'm sure that it will have finished with a fifty percent minimal participation so the spanish state has already lost because cats alliance we have i voted. but has to be in a few schools with a lot of violence and this is something that all democrats in europe should to stand up and say this is not this is not on this is not acceptable actually european treaty has the us have an article which a stance which states. that the states can not use military force against european city sense or they could well be expanded to the european union so he had this something that is it's not it's not right on the spanish they would have to give our laws explanations and the european. democrats some politicians will also to speak out on what is what they think democracy is today to
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defer century we should respect. all right thank you so much that was our in there ricky the spokesperson of the international commission of european citizens and were here in the center of barcelona the region of catalunya that this morning this sunday morning on the day of the referendum of the independence of the free and so a lot of violence on its streets but nonetheless the voting still continues some of the polling stations are operational and people continue to vote. dana question of in barcelona thank you very much indeed. well many people in catalonia say they're hoping the european union will intervene in their favor officials in barcelona say they're now in talks with brussels to try to get official condemnation home madrid sanctions and some european observers have already called sunday's events in catalonia shocking. and teams in barcelona and here in moscow will keep you updated
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a swipe at this channel altie jacqueline berger looks at the latest efforts to root out alleged russian trolls. the internet is now trying its hand at hunting down even the slightest sign of moscow lurking in the shadows facebook twitter and now google are all gearing up to testify in congress on pesky russian meddling backs month. twitter has released a report with that name just made to fill headlines russian interference in two thousand and sixteen u.s. election bots and misinformation now it sounds spooky but the findings are more than a little vague twitter apparently found and shut down a grand total of two hundred one suspicious accounts that broke their spam rules and while russia is mentioned in the report those accounts aren't actually proven to have concrete links to moscow what was clearly laid out however was this channel spending on ads shockingly proving that r.t. uses social media and by as advertisements. facebook released similar findings earlier revealing four hundred seventy in authentic accounts then admitted most ads
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run by those accounts didn't even reference the u.s. presidential election at all so the kremlin is so sneaky that it was able to rig an election without mentioning the actual election pretty impressive facebook also said russia spent one hundred thousand dollars on those ads and other words less than one percent of how much candidates spent campaigning on facebook. while stories of how moscow swayed u.s. voters with a bunch of social media ads continue to dominate the mainstream media the most shocking social network revelation is all but ignored wiki leaks has posted an email conversation in which facebook's chief operating officer seemingly proposes helping hillary clinton's campaign head. i still want hillary rodham clinton to win badly i'm still here to help as i can i'm thrilled at the progress here louise making. looking forward to working with the first woman president of the united states. google is also accused of having close ties to the clinton camp
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a leaked memo written by clinton's digital strategist surfaced online. i'm in it he talks about eric schmidt boss of google's parent company and the work that he's done for clinton i have been kept apprised of the work being done by eric schmidt's group and others working directly and indirectly with your team on the whole i am comfortable with where we stand and confident in our roadmap to launch day and beyond but if you're waiting for these special committees and investigations to be set up into whether facebook or google actually help the clinton camp don't hold your breath just in case but i think it's a witch i think that they don't care about what hillary was doing and they want to their very biased against that from him pain so far they haven't showed me and that was a that was a pro trump that was paid for by the russian government i just see what's happening in this post-election period as a result of a bunch of sore losers that were shocked that they didn't win the election but i
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think that the responsibility for us ought to be is what has our government done has our government been involved after they're in power and unfortunately we're involved too much around the world. in syria government forces are clearing remaining terrorist pockets as old as logic states three a siege of the eastern city was recently broken by the army and allied forces these are exclusive pictures from the western side of the euphrates river where government forces have made key gains driving out i still the russian military has now also established a bridge allowing almost cost across the river. the remaining terrorists in doubt is all and surrounded by both the syrian army and u.s. backed kurdish forces well this week the russian minister of defense said these remaining terror pockets will soon also be to have an out travel to the city to witness the fighting and i corresponded with i guess the if has this report from the frontline for doubt palace once that is sort of the most exclusive resorts
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now. a modern day fortress out of necessity. for three years the garrison here has thwarted isis attempts to cross the river at times it was a close run thing you don't have thought going on in from the onset coming up to the roof was very dangerous because of the snipers it was really bad but when the army broke the siege they fell back a month ago it would have been suicide to film up here not anymore. these five star hotel seem better days but thanks to its grandiose design and height it's acted as something of a fortress here indeed as sort and just to show you how close we are if you have a look through this hole at that hospital well everything behind that is isis's
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part of the city of that is or across the river they also hold sway this is all their territory that's the euphrates river and across it is isis it's from there that they shelled the city at will and from there that they launched the occasional raid across the river taking the other bank is key to liberating the city entirely isis still sends fighters and back and forth across the river at night it may take weeks but it is inevitable isis in syria is on its last legs its collapse has been as spectacular as its rise since the beginning of the year the so-called caliph it has lost thousands of square kilometers losing precious oilfields and strategic towns to the advancing syrian army and the u.s. backed rebels that is not to say it's over or that it will be easy isis has
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nothing left to lose. according to the syrian military the families of isis fighters and diehard supporters have allegedly retreated to the town of my idea they have nowhere else to go in the shrinking caliphate this is the final act the dream of an islam makes state has been shattered but even in its death throes will inevitably claim more lives. of sea from that his or her syria. more news guy to call at the top of the hour my colleague neil harvey will have the latest news headlines.
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kind of financial survival john today was all about money laundering first to posit this cash into three different. oh good this is a good start well we have our three banks all set up something in your something in america something overseas in the cayman islands and it will pull these banks are complicit in their tough talker says we just have to give mccoll and say ok i'm ready to do some suze muhlenberg ok let's see how we did while we've got a nice luxury watch for max and for stacy old beautiful jewelry and how about. luxury automobile for max you know what money laundering is highly illegal. much keyser of course. it's taken these children. now it threatens to take their future. up on.
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the volcano here could erupt again at any time. most people have a strong choice. to live in poverty. which going to. put some following a different. thing so what's going to leave. that boy the hope for a better life. do. you see. lexington in the central east of the united states it is within this city with a population of three hundred thousand that the university of kentucky.


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