they don't stop you from the search because it's this true. blood amir putin confirms an explosion at a supermarket in the russian city of some pieces berg was a terrorist attack the identity of the attacker is still unknown. we speak with former islamic state flavors from a kurdish minority in iraq who escaped a terrorist captivity but half of those the duct is the main missing man who got here i was pregnant but i was so terrified that i lost my child my husband and my family were captured i was left alone with my mother so we took the boys and i decided it was better to die. and facebook reveals it has a unit to assist politicians in their campaigns boasting that it helped the scottish national party and its landslide victory in twenty fifty.
a very warm welcome you're watching r.t. international with me karen good to have you with us this hour now our top story lot of me appear to say is an explosion there ripped through a supermarket in the russian city of st petersburg on wednesday was a terrorist attack fourteen people were injured in the blast. would you yesterday there was a terrorist strike in some pieces but just recently security services prevented. sure but these are images from inside the shop where the explosion took place most of the counters and shelves have been destroyed we spoke to eyewitnesses who were in the supermarket at the time of the. week of. the blast happened as my mother was still totally disorientated of the ceiling was hanging above me a fall us. to look for my mom coach call for you.
to go see him i couldn't see anything everything was black i couldn't understand why i was then i close my eyes and open them again and there was my son close to me . supermarket security cameras filmed this man entering the building and leaving his backpack in a locker where the bomb went off reports say police believe he was the perpetrator of the attack or trying to travel to the scene as soon as police lifted the cordon . there's still blood on the stairs outside the supermarket but if we walk further down here you can see through the window the damage and saw it obviously nobody is being let through the doors but right now we can say that the people that were wounded during the wednesday blast inside the supermarket can be almost one hundred percent certain that they were caught up and survived
a terrorist attack the investigators that are still work in right there they're walking in and out every now and then still haven't completely ruled out any version of events but the metal balls that the improvised explosive device was stuffed with point at the worse case scenario in st petersburg six people are still being treated at a hospital they got trapped not once but the person who physically put the bomb inside that storage locker still hasn't been caught when addressing security bosses vladimir putin told them not to hesitate when dealing with terrorist suspects because when you don't show up to be over the federal security service to act within the law when dealing with these thugs but it looks a little ruthless. dishonestly prisoners they must destroy these books besides that the russian president called russia's military operation in
syria a preemptive move against terrorism at home according to mr putin the threat of terrorist attacks could have been much worse if russia hadn't intervened than otherwise he warned of thousands of trained and taxpayers infiltrating russia we remember of course that the previous major terrorist blast happened in the metro train in this very city and that is especially alarming given that russia is in the peak of the fall. season security is heightened all across the country and it is definitely being felt here in st petersburg and everyone is really waiting for the suspect to be found and arrested earlier we spoke to tammy topi a loto an expert in preventing terrorism he says russia's actions in syria helped to prevent a number of attacks in different countries should be grateful for. the security
services walking really how people were picked up this particular incident go without anybody being killed moving forward we need to start looking. on individuals who are likely to be involved in discount incidence a lot of court is what i do want to see it not have to be grateful to be president of the russian federation for their work in syria because audio day of this will be returning back to you a part of the war you know for the walk. in getting rid of most of them on the battlefield in syria and the global village regardless of what. regional politics or. into no motive. it is. fighting this war against terrorism because he doesn't know what green yellow
religion kill anybody the. families in syria and iraq are attempting to rebuild their lives following the fall of islamic state the kurdish speaking at your city minority in northern iraq has been among the worst hit thousands of people were killed and thousands more were kidnapped and enslaved by the terrorists only around half of them have escaped or have been returned and those that did come back were at the mercy of people smugglers that charge vast amounts on other families paid ransoms. later i still terrorists who increasingly relied on that income as other sources of funding collapsed r.t. senior correspondent mark gauthier spoke with a woman held hostage by the militants and a mother forced to buy back her daughter from islamic state. it takes either great bravery or great desperation to act in the chaos of
battle when the jet scheme isis salmiya acted in years could a man appear that they had locked the door but i broke the window and got out that way i run for a day and a night job if you live where did you run from. there is order a local family who are not with i still took me in they hid me they told me where the kurdish forces were salmiya and her family were captured by isis back in two thousand and fourteen she escaped barely two weeks ago monologue and i was pregnant but i was so terrified that i lost my child my husband and my family were captured i was left alone with my mother so i took poison i decided it was better to die when they caught me i thought that since my family my husband and my house were gone it would be better to die. she was a slave made to work in factories do menial work beaten for any offense
and then. the men would offer us as gifts in the evenings they would get together and trade the women and have their fun with us. she now lives with her mother near death who northern iraq home to many displaced. and returned ones far from rape beatings and humiliation but there's no escape from the memories this photo was taken in two thousand and fifteen the rains ease another happy family from north west the rock all of them but the mother were killed or captured as they fled from isis all but to a dead or missing as. it was indescribable for me laugh turned into endless suffering tears and hunger i couldn't do anything but cry. for years she lived
in pain in torment it was a freak phone call the changed her life someone had recognised her daughter played the telephone had someone contacted my relatives and told them that they have found a photo of a girl on facebook they asked if there was. child and they recognized her a star was in turkey but said he would deliver her to baghdad he paid over ten thousand dollars inas seems happy if a little hyperactive and boisterous and impatient and their adorable tries we might we couldn't get her to talk mother says that she has trouble getting her to be quiet she was five when she was taken by isis and nine when she was returned. as the last not she didn't recognise me at first and i cried a lot about that later she told me that she was upset that i was crying the whole time my booth saved each other their reunion ones like it give hope
to thousands of people hope that one day they'll be able to get them missing families and loved ones back before it's too late or i guess the tea from the hook iraq according to kurdish officials i have a six thousand years eighty's were abducted by eisel into throughout two thousand and fourteen alone with around half of them still missing. but we asked a number of humanitarian organizations for comment here's what an exiting humanitarian group and also human rights watch told us about the situation but this community have been suffering having suffered so much throughout this genocide three years have passed for the community still worse to be displaced in the region the woman who brought back from captivity. good looking girls and those who are still with her if you are still good and it's all in all political whatsoever to
look into all the years you deploy to what do we feel that this is supposed to all go in and it's a little community hasn't done much to repeal this genocide and in the process of the battles against isis of course now dozens of civilians were killed and among them surely also you see the us use that we're being held prisoners by isis but what you have not seen is any serious effort by the grid or baghdad government to ensure that you victims get their day in court and get justice for what has been done to them. this friday we're at the story of one girl kidnapped by ice or when she was fifteen that was almost three years ago and she's now managed to return home with a story of her life with islamic state watch this channel on friday. the un refugee agency has confirmed the number of syrian refugees in lebanon has
dropped below a million for the first time since twenty forty more than five million people fled the syrian war with many finding refuge in neighboring lebanon a country has taken in the majority of syria's refugees along with turkey and jordan the recent drop in migrant numbers in lebanon comes after significant victories in the fight against islamic state.
please the other colored from the u.n. refugee agency says the vast majority of syrians living in lebanon dream of returning home once the situation is stable so first time and since april two thousand and fourteen that the number drops below one million interest as in seventeen you any estimates that if you thousands of syrian refugees from lebanon have returned to syria we know that most syrian refugees in lebanon the vast majority want to return to syria when conditions become safe for them to return in safety and dignity. a lot of refugees have expressed when the situation calms down even more and becomes more stable in syria a lot of the development support that is going to other countries in the region will also be directed to syria in order for the international community just have poured in the rebuilding of this country which would also help or support refugees
who are returning. after losing ground in syria and iraq islamic state terrorists seem to be ramping up their activities in afghanistan the group now says it was behind multiple suicide blasts in the afghan capital kabul earlier this thursday which killed at least forty one people and injured eighty four local journalist a muslim shows that reports toll is rising from four to forty around it before in jordan in the dark and today i can call board moments ago the president going to sports person around. the spokespersons bill press conference i'm told about the rising of the towards the critical situation of some people and that's what art is that is coming after the deadly attack on the shia mosque to do sure that the new freeze of attacks on kabul are games the shia. minority is going to increase the reason to tax or so-called islamists are there done this house
a history often the last year this specially when we see these kind of attacks which was some on in the north of the kabul in twenty six of our october the twenty of august before it was to did the attacks on the shia minority use and inside of the country and the list of attack which so-called islamists that clinton sponsibility talked about the curate of fatah immune which called against islamic disturbed and middle east especially and iraq and syria this calls that the afghan people especially knowledge is especially today and the afghan people especially in social media are doing very angry against the afghan government and. the british military has caused a stir by altering members of the armed forces to use gender neutral language on these public looks which were set to change in a new era of equality on these new guidelines about avoiding gen dead
language so we've had that special post as have gone up in the toilets have one particular ad base that trains recruits for the royal navy the royal air force and for the army take a look at some of the very traditional phrases that army bosses have suggested and mending. then. given them. and. then you can can. you are. you can you can you can. see got in touch with. the m. o. d. to find out all about the new phrases and they have said that they are promoting
a modern inclusive working environment to ensure individuals are recognised and feel valued now the guidelines were written by a unit called the joint equality diversity and inclusion unit which troops reportedly called for short diversity and inclusion is a big issue for the british army right now to put this all into context last year women were finally able to take up combat roles in the army and from the end of next year women will be able to apply for all the same positions as men in the british forces. and israeli court has just decided to keep a sixteen year old palestinian girl and two more of her relatives in custody for another week postponing is final ruling are hard to mimi attacked an israeli israeli soldiers in the west bank in front of her house after her teenage cousin
was shot by a rubber bullet an hour earlier but trial has sparked a fresh wave of protests against israel in the city of ramallah police responded by firing stun grenades a video of the incident involving r.t. to me has gone viral with some hailing it as a symbol of palestinian resistance. and. the video shows are heard and toast cuz i'm kicking and shoving i.d.f. soldiers and mother then joins it as you can see the two soldiers do not respond or three women are currently in custody and israeli rubber bullets hit to mimi's fourteen year old cousin mohammad in the face during protests against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel are had fathered by. so who is also an anti israel activist says his daughter feels she had no choice but
to take action. to put his. what if i thought for the palestinian issue she believe that we must study of the war the time she needs to be in the fruit of the sword in the. in the clashes with me. this is what you believe in. for that when they saw her when she saw. me she became more the more she warned that he needed to avoid the we requested a comment from the israeli defense forces on the girls' case the i.d.f. says the court is investigating not just her suspected assault on a soldier but also had alleged participation in throwing rocks the girls twitter account has been deleted so it's unclear whether i had herself is behind the new film i.d.f. soldier already wise but says the israeli presence in palestinian areas is on
a military level what happened last week and the video that's gone viral with her slapping and pushing two soldiers. is not part of a protest it went much more viral once they showed up. later on a few days later early in the morning and arrested her a sixteen year old girl for pushing somebody who was without any sort of authorization standing on her property image of a fearless young woman she's sixteen standing up to fully armed soldiers in the soldiers if you notice they come into these villages and i did when i served in the i.d.f. as well fully armed for battle the heavy military presence which in palestinian communities is thirty years old. amount of force is overwhelming these soldiers are only partially trained for doing what are essentially police students. but you notice they're in full battle dress they don't look like police and i don't think
that the i.d.f. sees itself as in a precarious position. facebook claims it helps the scottish national party when a landslide victory in scotland and the u.k. general election in twenty fifteen the social media giant created a special unit to help politicians connect with a wider audience facebook is currently under pressure of allegations it helped russia to meddle in the us election can have more pain has the details when it all started facebook was fun and innocent was a place to share your holiday snaps and keep up with friends but then it got political facebook is even boasting about the fact that it helped the scottish national party to win sweeping victories in the u.k. general elections of two thousand and fifteen campaign is across the political spectrum now recognize the using facebook and facebook parents in particular made it to montreal difference to the final election result at this point little did we
know but six team that helps you in victories for its clients right now the director of the team is katie harben a former republican party digital strategist and apparently she's quite good at her job. philippine president rodrigo to tara today took office after a slow media including facebook with the hash tag the leader i wanted their stuff a bit inside i'm teacher so use a platform. germany's rising anti immigration party the a f d actually had meetings with the facebook team which was happy to offer them electoral advice doesn't this all sound a lot like election meddling you know that things supposedly done by evil russians who purchased ads in american mines i don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy that's not what we stand for so facebook is just completely square and bipartisan and that's why it has a special team that helps politicians to win elections that makes sense right i
think social media the people that run it are very biased according to their own political beliefs and i think that that's very very dangerous and it's a shame and that's why i that we catered for a long time that concern because usually conservatives in this country are the victims of i think conservatives in the united states should certainly think of forming and starting their own version of facebook and their own version of google and their own version of twitter and i don't understand facebook's kind of subversive political machine that i don't think most people are aware of and i think most people who when they become aware of it like me would be kind of concerned about it. japan is building up its military it says to counter the threat from north korea or the country has decided to convert a warship into an ack raft carrier this would be capable of hosting f. thirty five jets which the country recently bought from the us this would be the
first such vessel loaned by japan since the second world war earlier this month the japanese defense ministry announced it was considering acquiring missiles capable of striking north korea the missiles will have a range of five hundred kilometers japan has also launched a study to determine if its fighter jets are capable of carrying missiles with a range of nine hundred kilometers the country's north prohibits japan from having any of these missiles and the moves have been heavily criticized by china. you've been that a change and usually historical reasons each move that you band makes in military security draws a great concern from its asian the brits and the international community we've noticed the related reports in which some people think such moves might violate article nine of the japanese constitution article nine which the chinese foreign ministry referred to is the clause in japan's constitution that prohibits the
country from having any means that can be used for offensive warfare asia specialist andrew long suspects japan's real reason for wanting an aircraft carrier is to contain china and north korea's main threat is against the united states. attacking the north koreans why should a lot of korean attack japan that's the first point secondly the threat is nuclear . power or hydrogen bomb and also the intercontinental missile delivery systems well this kind of threats cannot be resolved by developing an aircraft carriers so that's the first born as far as the threat from north korea's concern is for the threat from china the center on the disputed islands in the tire or the cargo islands but then. of course japan developing is. perceived to be guarding the that this island this of course would. pose
a risk of escalation because of china. the trial of the world so i think that the recipe for as collation. new year's celebrations are just around the corner and in preparation the russian capital's been pursing up the decorations red squares verse guys streets and other main avenues have been adorned with thousands of light with well more than two hundred fifty christmas trees have been placed in the capitol square as the new year's decorations will stay up for two weeks after the big celebration. well there were doubts he was both on the day story said to get in touch by following us on facebook and twitter i'll be back at the top of the hour with the headline thursday about.
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welcome to world a part of a russian stand up comic once remarked that russia is a country with an unpredictable past pointing to its recurring after is to redefine itself through the reinterpretation of history but less than three months to go until the presidential election and all candidates including the incumbent calling for change while the discussion of the future finally replays the debates over history to discuss that i'm now joined by russian philosopher and public intellectual alexander dog and mr dog it is great to talk to you thank you very much for your time thank you about her petition now one of the most common descriptions of you in western media is something along the lines that he sass what putin thinks i'm sure you wouldn't claim that to be the case but i wonder to what
extent you believe your ideas about russia and its place in the world its place in history all over a lot of the day d.s. currently prevalent in the kremlin and i think that's. explaining why there are lots of those. because. we. saw the worst for my list a mile and doesn't the system that all russian mud so when it's a gun of thrones solution. this wrestlers from the good mobs.