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was. syrian pro-government forces entered the kurdish held region of africa and to come under shell fire from the turkish army. both samples of the russian olympic medalist in south korea have tested positive for a banned substance this is now confirmed by russian sports officials. and people in japan break their silence on a mass forced sterilization program which went on for decades at time my parents told me the time was operated on and now i cannot babysit my father didn't agree to the information she was forced to sign documents by my teacher and while found inside. our broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our international
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sean thomas glad to have you with us now syrian pro-government forces have entered the kurdish held in northern region of africa however they were immediately pushed back by turkish artillery fire our war correspondent but i got to have reports. this was a demonstration hundreds of pro assad militia fighters with tanks armor brazenly riding into africa with smiles cheers and cameras. it's. all those rumored talks and deals which would see the syrian army really end afrin have yielded nothing so far and instead these militias just went in and the kurds the y.p. g a jubilant for syrian government has responded to the call of duty and sent military units on the state to deploy along the border and take part in defending
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the units you have serious theory three and. the turks well see for yourself and korea's response was explosive loaded and delivered in artillery shells but why did . it go on warned that this would happen no one may help the why p.g. said as for the kurds themselves seize promised to put them in a choke hold in me a days i need preparation on the ground takes time in the coming days we'll lay siege to city what assad wants is obvious to protect syria's sovereignty and reestablish control prevent more of syria from being devastated but here you have two major anti isis coalition partners terrorist and aggressor as they call each other turkey in the y.p.
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g a partner in all but name duking it out beating each other to bloody pulp one might ask where is america the head of the us led anti isis coalition. why you still hear. why do these weapons still arrive america is in the process of creating a terror army on our good do not encroach on our borders do not provoke us we will run out of patience. the destruction of what's going on up in africa right now which is throwing off some of the syrian democratic forces they see their fellow kurds afferent under attack so that is causing at least their attention to shift up there let's not forget how it all began with this statement a us declaration that it would build an army of kurds to patrol the turkish border that sent into a fit of rage and it was that statement that was used to justify this new
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war washington backtracked it's now laying low but the damage was done the coalition imploded and it's up to others to stop this. we do not believe that the u.s. . the u.s. strategy depends on creating new chaos in the middle east to pursue its interests in this region it is sad washington set the fire that is now consuming its own anti isis coalition and burning africa into the ground the u.s. role has been reduced to diligently expressing its concern worry but not regret middle east analyst to joshua landis believes american support for the kurds has escalated the conflict. and the u.s. has been supplying a lot of weaponry to the kurds east of the euphrates when the united states first
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entered syria. and turkey and the united states came up to an agreement that everything west euphrates was turkey everything east of the euphrates the united states'. men beige is a sore point but that's still to be decided on but that's the way it's been and the united states has been giving a lot of weapons to the white now it's obviously telling a white sheet do not attack turkey with these weapons because the moment you do that you will justify everything that aired a war that says is going to happen that you're connected with the k.k.k. and so the united states is sitting on the kurds and in essence is telling them why peachey you have to sacrifice your brothers and i mean to preserve us out east of the euphrates. both samples of a medal winning a russian a curler have tested positive for the prohibited drug well done him according to
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russian olympic officials however alexander crucial need ski says that he has never used banned substances in our days and we progress more from contract. with this official confirmation from the russian side we now understand first shirt that both doping tests a and b. were positive and this is bad news for the o a r team and for the entire country of course as well russian sports officials have ruled out that there was systemic consumption of and that alexander crucial need ski could have taken the drug on purpose the man himself also reacted to this by saying i have never taken any banned substances openly stating that's one of the used prohibited substances competed unfairly since i started in sports that's why i'm the person most interested to see an investigation as soon as possible the russian olympic
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committee is starting a comprehensive investigation of how the pills may have ended up in alexander crucial need skis body and some of the other key points that i should bring up here are that the concentration of mill donia in the samples suggests single use plus all the tests that crucial need ski went through before the games as many as ten and total were negative so that means that so far there is no proof of systemic use we have already heard suggestions about this unusual case that someone could have spiked alexander's food or drinks and the russian curling federation have said that they are opening a separate probe into these specific claims and for that they have already demanded c.c.t.v. footage of the places where alexander trained and state other curlers including
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the russian female team coach have told us that there is a possibility of that kind of sabotage but there was reason you publish them you don't need to be is a. agent to give athletes of both will with any kind of banned substance that totally unprotected just put it in a hotel room it's easy if you can see the bottle and it's like locked and then it can open it you can see it was locked he open it and drink it and as long as you keep an eye on the bottle that's fine if you just like to turn it around for a second tell me is this bottle curling is a peculiar sport where accuracy and intellect perhaps weigh the most important role so in a sense it may be compared to sports like poor perhaps nuker or bowling and experts in the sport have also told us that they can't understand how mole dony him could work and their case with its effects such as enhancing and durrance and helping athletes recover i don't really understand what what it would be approved for what
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it would improve you in your game things to apply i don't understand what it will do for you i think it is unlikely that a sportsman of such a level as alexander the crucial need ski he used well done him on purpose during the olympics all sportsmen knew they would be checked moreover there is no point in taking a single dose to have an effect and alexander crucial needs case the next stage is the hearings at the court of arbitration for sport which is temporarily housed here and young chang they start on thursday february twenty second. we heard from the press secretary for the russian olympic committee he thinks that given how closely russian athletes are being monitored in pyongyang taking a banned as substance makes absolutely no sense. in this it shows first of all we have to sort out exactly what happened a thorough investigation should be conducted on the matter because this instance
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raises a lot of concerns one hardly ever sees doping in curling it's not needed there every athlete doctor or sports official will tell you that secondly banned substances were talking about doing which was found in alexander's blood doctors are found that the man discovered means the muldoon was taken once that has no impact on performance there was absolutely no sense in knowingly taken this substance moreover those two curlers have passed over ten though you can test in the past two years alone even when they were preparing for their lympics and they've never ever had any violations considering how close the russian athletes are being watched at this lympics taking a banned substance two weeks before the event is just sport so it was side. sociologist ellis cashmore says it is hard to imagine why a curler would want to use meltdown. and meltdown iyam of course is an unusual drug and no one is quite sure what its purpose is i mean it's ostensibly an
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over the counter drug although it can be prescribed also for heart conditions and it's men's we can't say for sure but it's meant to give advantages in terms of stamina to the taken as we've just heard koenig isn't a stamina dominated sport it's a sport where you need a cool head judgment and a steady hand and you can't see any obvious advantage is that would be conferred by mel don't you want to curl up. in japan recently discovered government documents have shed light on a forced sterilization program the procedure was carried out under the now scrapped eugenic protection law it was adopted after the end of world war two and was in force until one thousand nine hundred six it permitted the sterilization of people with disabilities supposedly to preserve the purity of the japanese race now
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according to some estimates up to twenty five thousand people were subjected to the procedure the newly revealed records deal with fewer than three thousand of those victims are now taking legal action or to spoke with one of them. has a hard time going through. one of the teachers to. his house. i was constantly being used by his wife i never got. the campaigns i never had the chance to see the fish and. see that she hated me. my teacher took me for a magical check and then i was taken to her. it's a he didn't explain anything. when i woke up i was there stephen they told me not to treat mortar that's what i
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remember. at the time my parents told me that i was operated on and now i cannot have a baby my father didn't agree to a religion forced to sign documents by my future and welfare from science. i had many chances to get married when i was young but after the operation i found period i married and divorced and married again my husband left me when i told him about the operation. of the committee further recommends that the state party adopt specific measures aimed at providing all victims of forced sterilizations with assistance to access legal remedies and provide them with compensation and rehabilitative services. the government should make upon its loss and pay compensation to them if i was not forced and the guy the pressure of be happy i know i will suffer until the end and
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i only i can be back in time i caught. the woman's lawyer told us and the japanese government is refusing to deal with the problem. well two and a half years ago i received a call from mrs zucker it was the first time i'd heard about this matter we found out that people were taken to the facilities and forcefully operated on under instructions from the government it was a whole organized system japan still has a problem with ideas and eugenics and those who claim that disabled people have no right to live some psychologists have started speaking out about the things that they did back then instead of taking their licenses away i think it would be better to ask them to bring their confessions to light and open up the issue now that we're discovering the truth we need to make those responsible apologize their actions and make sure the victims get compensation it's clear now that the main problem here is the japanese government continuing to ignore the problem and advice
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from the un. japan is not the only country that has in the past used forced sterilization practices inspired by eugenics among the notable examples are germany during nazi role in sweden both countries have since offered compensation to victims well switching gears for what's coming up next afghan civilians have filed more than a million war crime testimonies with the international criminal court that story and much more still to come this is our two international.
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what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. or somehow want to be rich. that's a going to be close that's what the full story of the more people get. interested holes in the walls of the. first six. are welcome back this is our duty international now the palestinian leader has slammed the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the israeli capital as unlawful mahmoud abbas gave
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a strongly worded speech to the u.n. security council. we met with the president of the united states mr donald trump four times and twenty seventeen and we expressed our absolute readiness to reach a historic peace agreement we repeatedly reaffirmed our position in accordance with international law the relevant un resolutions and the two state solution on the basis of the one nine hundred sixty seven borders if this administration has not clarified its position. president abbas went on to say that ministrations decision on jerusalem has been rejected by the rest of the international community and he criticized washington for cutting funding for palestinian refugees after finishing his speech i stood up and walked out of the security council meeting chamber that left the u.s. envoy nikki haley addressing her remarks to an empty seat. the president must i sit here today offering the outstretched hand of the united states to the palestinian
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people in the car. but i will decline the advice i was recently given by your top negotiator side erekat i will not shut up our negotiators are sitting right behind me ready to talk but we will not chase after you the choice mr president is yours. ramsey baroud editor of the palestine chronicle the u.s. is no longer able to act as a mediator in the israeli palestinian peace process so he says the u.s. has lost its top artists have beaten any kind of international mechanism that would attempt to bring peace and reconciliation between palestine and israel they have lost their right to do so when they decided to flee and biased
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unfair and cruel is really a position the u.s. has never been an honest broker mahmoud abbas trying to send a message to the palestinian people that after decades of pursuing this fruitless and futile peace process and nothing has been achieved as a result his message to the palestinian people that i'm still here and i'm still fighting and i'm still challenging the american diktats and american foreign policy now he feels that the americans have betrayed him in fact they have betrayed him and they are showing their real face. afghan civilians have submitted more than a million statement to the international criminal court alleging they are victims of war crimes record began collecting testimonies in november last year was statements to describe alleged atrocities perpetrated by the taliban and also the afghan army and american forces we spoke to
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a hiwatt who lost fifty two members of his family in the carpet. in fact a different kind of war crimes happened in afghanistan in the last sixteen seventeen years. that's one kind of crime another type of crime afghan security forces into villages. without any reason you kill people without you know identifying with. it against the government or just simple people living in the village or at the end of last year the international criminal court released a statement accusing american forces of committing war crimes in afghanistan in the early two thousand and jennifer breeden in attorney specializing in foreign policy believes it will be difficult to bring about justice there could be many more claims that come out these claims have come out against three different factions the taliban and their how conny network in afghanistan also against afghan
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government forces are at afghanistan military there and as well as u.s. military and u.s. military personnel and afghanistan now on the domestic side the united states military code has a very strict and stringent of very long lists of laws that military personnel men and women have to be subject to and they have to follow but in terms of international crimes that fall under the jurisdiction of the international criminal court then no then the u.s. cannot be held under their jurisdiction because the united states is not a signatory to the rome statute which created the international criminal court so in that case it would be less likely that they'd be brought to justice by member states or those that are aligned or fall under the jurisdiction of the i.c.c. . the latest hollywood superhero blockbuster black panther has been praised all around but for some that's a problem as art is kill them off in the comments. the new hollywood blockbuster
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black panther is creating quite a stir in an era where diversity is a favorite word the film is seen as a huge breakthrough for african-americans the first ever be going to comic book story with one superhero the cultural significance of marvel's black panther is a med sting praised for its impact on the black community it's white people as we see ourselves even as we like to see ourselves as again masters of our own destinies not waiting for white savior to come and rescue was from whatever receiving ourselves now there's a common criticism of hollywood that film directors and actors of color are less acceptable in mainstream culture so the fact that a film like black panther is making such a huge splash is seen as a huge breakthrough and success by many americans shows positive african-american heroes and that's something that hasn't been in film and i think it's fabulous now this folie a movie that represents black people was like you know the good guys for once the
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name black panther rings a pretty loud bell it reminds people of the black panther party for self-defense an activist group in the one nine hundred sixty s. and seventy's that was quite controversial across the united states now it's pretty clear the film is touching a nerve in us society as some say criticizing the film is unacceptable i implore media outlets to please seek out rightists of color to you the black parents in the . not so bold prediction of the first critic to write a rotten review of black pamphlet will be white now we decided to ask moviegoers here in new york city if they thought the film was good or bad for american political discourse folks on the internet are saying that if you're white and you criticize the film that that's unacceptable that's racist do you buy that no absolutely not it's like any other film it's a bad movie it's a bad movie doesn't matter what color i think every movie should be criticized on its own regardless of where you are no matter what your background is people have
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their own opinion do whatever say whatever they want right now just let people be happy you know they'll read it good or very views if you read them later now the film is widely celebrated by advocates of diversity however some activists are criticizing the film for the fact that no l. g.b.t. scenes or characters were included it looks like today in the age of social media and you just can't please everyone caleb mopp and r.t. new york you know harder to comprehend who picked up an oscar for his portrayal of a man's fight for survival in the revenant is now worried about the weather in siberia the dicaprio foundation has alerted its instagram followers about the low temperatures in the region.
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some moments is broke when temperatures reach near record in the siberian village of the estimated temperature was around minus sixty two degrees celsius climate change is posing a real threat to local people's lives and life structures for little. touch. the touch.
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