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mourners grieve for the victims of sunday's church massacre in southern russia which may have been an act of terrorism according to investigators. the president reportedly threatens consequences if the syrian army enters the syrian city of our friend months after reports of serious pro-government forces were getting ready to help kurdish militias that repel a turkish offensive. and a former cia director admits that the united states does interfere in other countries elections when it is quote for a good cause comments coming in the wake of the alleged russian meddling saga.
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seven pm here in the russian capital mining's neil harvey this is an international . in the southern russian republic of dagestan mourners have been gathering at a church where five women were killed in a shooting atrocity on sunday. i . investigate is the looking into various motives behind the tragedy terrorism has not been ruled out hawkins has the latest on the case. well the investigative committee at this stage is looking into all possibilities and they've officially confirmed today that terrorism is also one of the leads they are looking into the attack took place in the town of kids here in the southern russian province of dagestan on sunday the attacker was identified as. twenty two year old resident by
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the local authorities he targeted christian church goers leaving an orthodox christian ceremony marking the beginning of a fast of a christian festival here in russia now bystanders managed to film this how ring footage as the gunman took shots at bystanders with a hunting rifle much. so well you should go does the school almost looks it can you. see still record good regime is doing. as we said earlier five people were killed in that attack four injured two of them were critically were police officers as well we managed to hear from the priest who was actually taking the church service at the time he described how the churchgoers barricaded themselves inside the building to avoid being targeted by the attackers drenching as he said there was a woman here she was begging for money all the syrian nuclear she hit the shooter with her bag and he shot her in the chance to get another man tried to stop the
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target of the shot while this was happening we managed to close the doors of the church which will remind the victims research kind people don't see one of them had told her children and another who tried to stop him. the victims were such kind of people i want to learn i have taught our children and other to try to stop him yes it was a turn people. off because she managed to hold him back well investigators are now looking into any inspiration any links the gunman may have drawn from terror groups islamic state of course was quick to claim responsibility on their website for the attack as they often do after such incidents in the meantime the attack of course has drawn condemnation from both christian. leaders and muslim or thirties in the region as well as the detectives continue their investigation. we spoke to independent journalist luke grieve in brussels a city that has suffered numerous terrorist attacks in recent years he says security services don't exchange enough intelligence on suspects but it's not
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enough connection between the police forces the should be more done to get information to collect information collectively also with russia of course we are not shipped where we should be in terms of defense that is create fear among the people that we will see more of the terrorist attacks that we had in paris brussels and other places we are of course very close to the areas where these people come from what i see from and we need to do more in terms of connecting our police force . the turkish president threatens consequences for the syrian government if its army enters the syrian city of african media say the remarks were made during the president's phone conversation with the russian leader vladimir putin follows an alleged deal between damascus and the kurds under that agreement troops will help kurdish fighters repel turkey's offensive in the region and this
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footage filmed by a video news agency on saturday shows what appears to be the construction of a temporary military base in africa what is pulis lee has more on how turkey has reacted to the potential alliance between the syrian government and kurdish groups . this latest development follows a deal that was allegedly sealed on sunday between damascus and the syrian kurds now the turkish foreign minister has responded saying that anger has no problem with pro-government forces into an afghan but only so long as those forces are there to eliminate kodesh groups that atoki considers terrorist groups if that's not a goal then certainly and where does he. problem. if regime forces enter the city to eliminate the way the terrorists then we don't have a problem with that however if we go there to defend the white b.g. but nothing and nobody can stop our soldiers now that's part of the region has been embroiled in but her violence for at least
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a month ever since and clear launched its military operation called olive branch against could see it with guards as tow us. the. now this fierce fighting has resulted in multiple casualties as well as civilian deaths on both sides of the conflict talking about civilians those who live in the afan region have hailed their potential entrance of pro damascus government forces into the area. what goes your car as a citizen of our friend i do not find fault with the syrian forces entering some
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points on the border as residents of our friends we never wanted partition show and i would think that there is a duty of the syrian government to defend its borders and protect a friend which is within syrian borders. and clear launched its military operation after the pentagon announced that it was helping to establish a kurdish led security border force along the turkish syrian border and co responded with fury accusing the united states of essentially setting up an accord a terror army something the united states has tried to backtrack but essentially it's too little too late and the situation on the ground is really beyond the point . and of being able to change the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov who's been following these developments carefully and has said that america's involvement inside syria has resulted in this bloodshed. we are concerned about attempts to partition syria and some of the grounds that the u.s.
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has already started to realize on the ground a worry the u.s. claims that their only goal in syria is to fight eyesore to preserve the country's integrity but i think that washington needs to brackets works with action because right now it's actions look provocative the u.s. used the kurds to pursue its own ambitions and that's led to a major conflict in africa. now tensions on the ground continue to escalate despite the fact that in the past month the united states has tried on various occasions to try and deescalate the situation what remains now of course is to see how this latest development escalates tensions even further. military analyst as that the potential alliance between kurdish groups and the syrian government could threaten washington support for goods as an excuse to stay in syria. overman consequences are that the u.s. policy of using the kurds for their own advantage could be could fall apart because essentially the americans have been saying that they are present in northern syria
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to help the s.d.f. and the syrian kurds fight against the terrorists but there are no more isis in that area and if the syrian government is in the us have to move out so the consequences of the last remaining car that the americans had in the northern syria falls apart and if the turkish government realize that the syrians have a right to be there this could be a very positive development if however the turkish government choose to keep supporting the syrian rebel groups then there could be a conflict. and a little pick our fleet from russia has tested positive for doping at the winter olympics in south korea the court of arbitration for sport is now reviewing the case with the world anti-doping agency expected to announce the results of a second round of tests later they are in question is mixed doubles curler alexander crucial new ski he and his wife won bronze in prong chairing the first the limpid curling medal ever for russian athletes with more his art easily bitter
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anger. well right now it is all down to that second doping test and if it happens to be positive that will be a real disappointment for many people i can tell you that here and chang the crowds have literally fallen in love with the russian couple alexander crucial need ski and honest this year brazil are husband and wife they won the country its first ever olympic medal in curling and to watch their family team work on ice was something inspiring the media went on about them for a few days in a row and they were even compared with mr and mrs smith but now alexander is suspected of taken the infamous drug that hadn't been banned until a couple of years ago it once cost tennis star maria sharapova a year of her career after her team had forgotten to put it on the do not take drugs list and honestly alexander scase if he had made the same mistake or had
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taken the drug on purpose that would just be ridiculous when the oh they are are under such a close watch here and peeling chang crucially as he has said that he believes someone could have spiked his food or drinks with in any case the international olympic committee have promised to launch a special probe but that will happen after the olympics are over in the meantime the olympic athletes from russia are getting on with their quest for medals and despite all the pressure despite some of the main stars missing out the owais are have secured some bronze and silver and the cross-country skiing squad who were teenagers just a year or two ago are doing particularly well with five medals so far no gold though. we got reaction to the incident from moscow based sports radio host alan
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moore if they take the dog to make it a burst of energy burst of speed he can work hard because you're curling is a pretty olympic pretty pretty testing sport itself he will be supremely stupid to be caught for you know he has said because this kid said that's his drink voidable spite or training camp and. it does seem on like he got he took it however it wanted a bit of information came out overnight that his former or his coach but said that's all he has he stopped taking the dog back in two thousand and sixteen when it was bad and we have to give him the benefit of the doubt we still know of the beast. as a puzzle we need to find out exactly what happened but again it goes back to you know it will be we we said last week sitting this you say not to get caught for doping you leave because you have to be very very silly and i don't think that christmas he is silly. also on monday water anti doping officers interrupted an
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official rehearsal of champion russian figure skater elin as the beat of the reigning european champion had to leave the ice five minutes after the rehearsal had begun and passed a blood test the same happens to members of the women's hockey team from russia. adult shipping very place facing accusations of selling a number of vessels with harmful waste to scrap yards in turkey and india adding to environmental and health problems that violating e.u. laws.
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such. as should. cut cut cut cut. cut cut cut cut cut cut cut cut cut cut. cut . the case is playing out in dutch courts the prosecution's alleging that the ships
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sold to be broken apart in india and turkey contained a number of toxic substances which should have been removed and recycled in a safe way it also cites the alleged impact of the chemicals on recycling workers and the environment in those countries have to fight over breach of e.u. waste laws is being sought if convicted shipping bosses face up to six months in prison for its part the company has rejected any wrongdoing the defense for the sea trade group argues that the ships only qualify as waste once they reach their final destination and that they don't fall under e.u. environmental rules in india are beyond its jurisdiction a lack of proper regulation in the industry is one of the problems highlighted by the ship breaking platform n g o the trade is a dutch company and certainly in two thousand and twelve the conditions that the in south asia were well known to any european companies so the choice the trade made
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was for the highest price. of the higher prices because they do not pay for the proper waste management the proper infrastructure and they use migrant workers that are not trained it's indeed unfortunately is a very common practice more than eighty percent of the world tonnage is currently broken on three tidal beaches in the world one in india one in bangladesh and one in pakistan this activity causes pollution to see. the groundwater and is also very dangerous for the work is if they fall from heights there are explosions they will be crushed by steel plates so it's basically an industry which is very poorly regulated. well the former director of the cia as admitted to meddling in foreign elections will tell you how he defended the
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practice after the break. seemed wrong oh well just don't hold. me. to shape out just to. educate and engage equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart. just to look for common ground. what politicians do anything to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president and should. want to be rich. that you'd like to be close that's what before three in the morning can't be good.
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i'm interested in the law as it. should. a former director of the cia has admitted that the united states interface in other countries elections and domestic affairs when it is quote for a good cause. looks at whether double standards are at play. no one likes a spoiler medlars interference especially when it comes to american elections they're who really pure and spoiled and unsullied or they were before the russians
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got to them they say but judge not lest ye be judged especially when you have a fetish for getting your fingers into foreign elections when i just don't mess around other people. are only for the very good i didn't do mine video and former cia for a very good cause. said the former director of the cia it's funny because and when america does it when someone else's even suspected of doing it no no no no bad bad did the russians break the rules or do something bizarre the answer is no not at all said a thirty year veteran of the cia come on the cia route the book on meddling. we've been doing this kind of thing since the cia was created in one thousand forty seven we've used posters pamphlets mailers banners you name it we've planted false
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information for newspapers we've used with the british call king george's calorie suitcases of cash add to that assassinations coups information warfare hacking and that's just the stuff we know about this the johnson that helped oversee the cia's exhibit g.'s he'd know the difference they say when russia does it it's to destroy the woold even when that meddling has no actual impact on the elections as even the justice department just admitted when america doesn't so the greater good democracy and all that you could ask of course how on earth overthrowing democratically elected leaders such as the cia has done is helping democracy how sending billions of dollars worth of guns to gulf dictators is helping democracy but don't well the united states has been interfering in other
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countries elections since the one nine hundred thirty s. and in the caribbean and in latin america when i was in cia in the seventy's and eighty's in europe i would say that the that the cia and the u.s. government basically were interfering in elections almost every election that was taking place in europe this was just routine that the us wanted a friendly government of a certain type and was willing to do certain things to enable that to happen if we're going to claim that america has the right to interfere behind the scenes in the politics of another country. it's a little hypocritical for then america to say oh a russian intelligence has been interfering in american elections. you don't get to have it both ways it's. a. capital of libya's in danger of losing
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its historic heritage due to the current into the ability of the country to please ancient sites have been neglected and left out in the open a photographer from the city's launched a social media campaign to raise awareness. i'm of the foot in the here thirty third the old city is our history it's our past historically it is the oldest traded for italy with africa. you. would think. so dear and even i like to take photos of the old city it's my passion .
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ishtar memphian i know there is no restoration of any preservation of ancient buildings. in spite of all to people took part on twitter at their plated photos of the old city taken by me and other people they wrote about the city say that was in fact. swastikas and profanities have been marked on the entrance to poland's embassy in israel itself to poland's prime minister suggested that jews were among perpetrators of water i'm atrocities comment slummed by his israeli counterpart the polish pm says further dialogue with israel about the holocaust is needed. it's not
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going to be punished of i'm not going to be seemed. to say that there were polish perpetrators as there were jewish perpetrators as there were russian paper to perpetrators as there were ukrainian not on the german paper turtles that were actually the polish prime minister's remarks here in munich are outrageous there is a problem here of an inability to understand history and a lack of sensitivity to the tragedy of our people the president of the conference of european rabbis is also criticized the polish leaders comments it was a search by the polish prime minister is totally unacceptable to call jews perpetrators of the holocaust is unacceptable to any person who knows history knows you and wants a bit of future and we did not expect the polish prime minister to say such things it all comes in the wake of a new polish law banning claims the country collaborated with nazi germany during
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the second world war specifically the legislation british references to water i'm not see death camps in the country as polish as violating the law face up to three years in prison and advised of the polish president defended the legislation claiming israelis are ashamed of their own role and supposed sentiments in israel comes from the feeling of shame and the passivity of the jews too in the holocaust more than three million jews lived in poland prior to the second world war eighty five percent were killed during the conflict and one million jews were killed in the auschwitz birkenau concentration camp built in poland and the nazi occupation from the u.s. diplomat jim jatra says the problem is that both poles and israelis view history soley from their own perspective. well look i think all we have here is a clash of nationalisms that obviously the israelis and the jewish people see the events of world war two through the lens of their suffering what happened to them
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and the people in poland have a somewhat different recollection of it based on their understanding and their suffering in the millions of poles that died during the war and i think this is rather unfortunate that they would be conflicting in this way how they recall things poland i think i think the main point poland is trying to make is that they were victims of the nazis that they were not these were not polish death camps they were german death camps set up in occupied poland and even though there were obviously there were collaborators among many of the nations of europe of various sorts that poland should not be blamed for the existence of these these camps. around fifty extreme sportsmen from around the world descended on the russian city of could screw an epic three day long race on the frozen surface of the launches fresh water like in the world the event is called icy storm and it includes skating skiing biking and running it's about two hundred kilometers long athletes from
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russia spain france and lot here that fought participants managed to finish and the fast this made it round in ten and a half hours it's the sixth time that the race is being out of. place and joining us this evening watching our team to national latest headlines in half an hour. no that's just. certain i want to do it is your show and you guys will reply to be very clear. the way your. management. on the on
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never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each breath . but then my feelings started to change you talked about war like it was again still some marshawn to feel those that didn't like to question our arc and i secretly promised to never. like it said one does not need a funeral the same as one enters the mind it's consumed with this one. speech there are no other take. that mainstream media has met its make. such. cut i hope to. cut cut cut.
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cut cut. cut. cut. hello and welcome the cross talk for all things are considered i'm peter lavelle who would have thought thirteen russians three times as these and some cash could impact an american presidential elections this is where russia gate stands today also more twists and turns in the messy conflict known as syria.


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