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to name a new research vessel and the name that drew the most votes was boat boat face the other name that i rather liked was meek skywalker that was suggested online as well in the wake of the speech i have a feeling that. putin is going to be waiting for some rather more serious submissions though many thanks police there in london for years right up to date. in other news four civilians have been killed by militants in the series eastern cooter it happened while the latest humanitarian pause was in place which was reconciliation centers of the deaths came during demonstrations in the district as a result no one has yet left the besieged area. situation in the damascus suburbs complicated by the fact that his army is now conducting a military operation against the terrorists who control this street but there are
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widespread areas populated with civilians and they're being used as human shields on tuesday russia established a five hour day in truce and set up evacuation corridors to allow those civilians to leave also last week the un security council adopted a resolution that called for a thirty day ceasefire right across syria but those efforts have had no effect of the militants opening fire on civilians who've tried to escape. from up in neighboring iraq people are still struggling with life following their liberation from terrorists refugees in the anbar province of the country said that they feel safer in camps than they do in their own homes which many of them have been told to return to or even forced to return to and this is according to a joint report was published by three humanitarian organizations that report says eighty four percent of refugees feel much safer in camps only one percent know for
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certain that they actually have a house to return to while half of those questioned know their homes are being destroyed testimonies in the report appear to reflect those figures. we didn't make it to this place without seeing death with our own eyes are found sometimes. i can't return to ramadi my house was damaged by isis i'm worried about the camp management telling us to leave and return home i heard rumors that they might close the camp but there's nothing official lots of my friends have returned to ramadi but i can't go i can't afford to repair my house. that i. have nothing to do we are stuck in here like sheep last month an r.t. crew was filming in the iraqi city of mosul which was liberated philosophy for the
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new year ago but as our pictures show there are still almost no side of the city returning to normal and while people are being told to go back locals who actually are in mosul themselves say the authorities are staying away. this can determine the bodies have you removed since you started working in this area approximately five hundred because you are there any more years in houses and all their odds whereas your way out and i challenge any member of parliament to live in the conditions we are currently living in here i bet they are even afraid of entering this area they have no idea how horrible the smell is or how critical the medical situation is well i haven't received any kind of aid or support since things finished here seven months ago on one occasion did they receive a small box of food no coupons no food nothing a linamar come from the norwegian refugee council which worked on the report says that refugees fear traps and violent reprisals if they return. there's
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a number of dangers i think one of the largest threats is that of unexploded bombs unexploded mortars and baby traps and in fact we had one report of a family who returned home only to find the house to be trapped and it killed a family member some of the other things that make it unsafe for papal violence from the community around them people who even suspected of having links with isis particularly vulnerable but other people under the threat of violence by. members of their own tribal community so there are a number of reasons why it's unsafe still on site for people to return home. today sees a new show starting here in our teams hosted by the former ecuadorian president rafael will have details after the break.
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if anyone thinks that for the sake of joining the european union we serbia would recognize kosovo under the conditions that they compose right now and not on the basis of dialogue a compromise very wrong this is a once a compromise but the solution proposed by cost of oil is not the real solution. manufactured. public wealth. when the ruling classes project themselves. with the famous merry go round to the one percent. nor middle of the room
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sick. or come back in or thora things have circulated a brochure among kindergarten staffs that focuses on such issues as transgender identity and same sex marriage the booklet designed to help teachers explain these sensitive topics to children a spark and trouble see peter oliver has a story. is a city famed for its liberal and inclusive attitudes to sex and sexuality. but conservatives in the german capital are upset at a new guide for kindergarten teachers that they say goes into too much detail and
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is aimed at kids that are too young the idea is to give educators the information they need to be sensitive to children coming from non-binary families say children of same sex parents or transgender parents it doesn't have the most catchy of names but what it has done is certainly ruffle some feathers among those in angela merkel's c.d.u. party children should be allowed to be children and not be confronted with things like these it's also common for criticism from the opposition. alternative for germany party well it's very simple we believe sex education is important and of course our young should know about sex family planning and all the rest but please not in the kindergarten give them some space let them be children don't force this issue onto them it's not even a problem for them they want to play around they want to discover the world so please let them be children leave them alone these subjects will come to them soon
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enough in school or at home when the parents talk about this but not at an age of five or six years that is far too early on the streets of berlin opinion is mixed on when is the right time to be discussing with children issues of sexuality do you think that children in kindergarten should be taught about same sex couples and about transgender people yes yes. because it's so normal nowadays. to be with people surrounded by people in knowledge and their conditions are not in their six ality is not a stuff i don't think it's the right age i think when they. receive sex. education in school that's enough i think there's thinking on the one hand i think it's ok but on the other i don't get on very much in favor of that idea so yes i do
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and why i think it's important structure of life so things children should be taught about all factors of life and this is one of them the left wing coalition of the social democrats greens and the left party that runs in city government are accusing those on the right wing of politics of being overly prudish and unwilling to discuss the issue. after their attempt to scandalize the handouts on sexual and gender diversity for teachers didn't work the c.d.u. would prefer not to talk about the issue there's very little chance of the early in city government repealing the. booklet however discussions of sex and sexuality and talking about it in kindergarten are set to continue in fact there's a petition going round that has already almost fifty thousand signatures from those who want to see this particular booklet stopped peter all of a r.t. berlin. south african parliament has voted in favor of new legislation that could
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see land seized from white farmers under those plants white farmers will be stripped of their land with no compensation or this runs against the constitution which would have to be amended here's what the man behind the initiative had to say about it the time for reconciliation is over now is the time for justice we must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land julius malema who you heard there is something of a controversial figure in south africa he's been convicted of hate speech and back in twenty sixteen said he was not calling for the slaughter of white people at least not yet despite that the country's former president jacob zuma described him as a future leader the rate of murders in virus attacks on farmers and landowners has risen in recent years according to official figures seventy two percent of the country's farmers are white early on we put the issue up for debate. people do not
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own land in south africa legally white people are alive from europe in six hundred fifty two they killed our people they stole our land all oppressed us all the land they have his land up there was taken from us by force and in many instances by must be all visitors to south africa including the one the black type of south africa that came from the north that is well documented. thank you for the land is the position of the black the only the first occupants of south africa were the korean the son so if these are argument. that should be the way in the sons of the peasant like the one who is now my opponent easier for a night in south africa and the land he infect talking about it quite sound i am quite certain he can send my same name only time i ask him to say it he doesn't he can't because as a foreigner i even want to eat that day parliament is moving slow and politician we don't trust them they are using this lensing as
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a political eight ball instead of addressing the issue of this legislation could actually be changed to satisfy the white farmers as well there's a lot of corruption involved and that's why the oprah series of land that was taken from the pro legally in the past to be returned to them is not going as it should go you see this in front of me that is the issue. if this goes on investment in this country would stop people won't invasion the country will go the same way as involved there won't be production and then we will have a big spring in south africa about food that's not available to the people of south africa. and you show. premieres today it's hosted by the former president rafael correia his first guest is the philosopher daughter no. you can see the full interview on a website for another snippet. according to the that's wrong
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on there is government is power will be. stronger. well actually it's quite the opposite under crumpets becoming weaker less effective it's internally disintegrating it's losing its whatever international authority and prestigious and it's also moving to destroy the world and the most important policy of the trumpet ministration by far is its approach towards the real existential crisis climate change here the united states under trump has departed from the entire world. can be read thirty or between the united states and north korea did you know that ace or weak. what consequences could very easily and in this case there
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happens to be a very feasible approach to dealing with the crisis and it's pretty well known it's a chinese proposal which has been on the table for years and the proposal is what's called a double freeze north korea freezes its development of weapons and nuclear the nuclear and missile developments it freezes them and the united states calls off the constant highly threatening military maneuvers on north korea's border. that could set the stage for negotiations which could deal with the conflict and crisis in a sensible and constructive way. i'll be back with the latest news headlines in half an hour see that.
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at the moment we've had the period of fake the flame. engineer by all the central banks and the they don't have the control that they think that they have and that once you start to see this being picked up in markets like the gold market and others you know you've got to start to see it feed on itself in a big way. in some american cities the police have built themselves cling to reggie tunisian people who walk on the streets of the united states who are at risk from the very people who are supposed to protect that poor people are no more afraid of the police than if. you can see something happening he says like i don't want to call the cops let that happen resident call the cops in those young black men lose their lives chasing the
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same goods on the trigger you never know better safe than sorry i don't know that someone else is going to gun so. unfortunately around around here we end up killing our guns a good dose told from so much because. to. ukraine isn't a pre-collapse a situational crisis their moment told you bring you all you ukraine agreement was all region all just blow. their cries exactly because the some concrete for the story carries on something to appear in countries. above the role of russian federation i can understand why cannot the cleek.
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thank you now i welcome you to the alex savage show and to this the third in a series of programs about ireland and in particular the impact on our land it and our last two programs alex has conducted major interviews with former t. shirt party her and i knew these are shin seen maybe limit donald today he speaks to me mark lease a woman from the north of ireland to became it took to run for president of ireland she's in an unrivalled position to comment not just on the economic progress of island but also on the social development of the country in recent years out so many discuss what we have learned from all three interviews with professor john tong of a pool university however first tier tweets here messages e-mails. we're
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really pleased that the great interest the special series on islands has generated to clean lation to some of your tweets messages and e-mails that we've received just a few here terry says speaks of actually trees amaze nightmare on elm street says another great show and feels he learned something or we're really pleased to hear that tale and hope to keep watching for brian says great interview the fighting of course to the entry with pretty hard last week bellowing interviewees to speak there is get the essence of the person alex salmon clearly has a talent for both listening and framing reasonable questions like the show great stuff jimmy says great alex salmond interview with party hard to the broad in scope out to says just caught up on the recent addition of alex salmon to great work really enjoying these episodes and lastly from fear and i he says loving the shoe keep up the good work well thank you for you and i know hope you keep watching and viewers please to get in touch with us with any ideas you have for the show we'd
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love to hear from you now mary mcaleese was growing up in the north of ireland when the trouble started in the one nine hundred sixty s. she was president of ireland when the good friday agreement secured the peace and one nine hundred ninety eight no one has a stronger personal investment in the peace process so over to alex and maybe my colleagues in dublin. stephen's green doublet on the structure of we've told leader of the united i wish them but two hundred years on me a little what are the consequences of bread. for the prospects of a united ireland i speak to mary marco he's for thirteen years of president of this republic what she has to say makes fascinating listening. remarkably is you were of the first president of ireland who was born in the north of ireland so you have a great personal as well as
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a political investment in the peace process how much of a threat do you see to the peace process from what's happening with bricks that in britain the peace process took really three decades to bring to any kind of fruition the good friday agreement in one thousand nine hundred really was a thirty year job i remember as a teenager when war broke out on my doorstep in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine and thinking it would last a week but it lasted thirty years or took thirty years to take a small community of thirty million and a half people to construct a really very sophisticated agreement that would secure the future in terms of peace and partnership that agreement was predicated upon membership of the european union it was never in anybody's thinking that at some time one of the parties one of the major parties would withdraw from the union what i'm saying is the good friday agreement on which the peace is dependent is not stress tested against
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a time when the british remove themselves the united kingdom removes itself from the european union i described it as trying to pull a tooth with ten thousand roots and that's exactly what it is it's very messy but one of the most obvious consequences of our peace process is that the militarized hard border between north and south that we used to have has evaporated the only way you know that you've crossed the border is when the vote of all pings you have to tell you that you have crossed an international border it makes commerce easy it makes trade tourism easy it makes friendships easy mutual use of each other services whether it. health services education services whatever all so much easier now thanks to what membership of the european union linked to the good
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friday agreement of vodafone can ping me michael use when she crosses the border yes sure it must be a technical solution in the twenty first century to avoid having customs force evil of the uki decides to stay out of the customs it's not just customs posts after all i mean it's much more complex than just having customs post but may i say that they at the very idea of having customs posts of any sort ship or description whether they are by camera or paying whatever that does fill me with dread precisely because we have enjoyed from after the good friday agreement we've enjoyed a period of calm and peace with with relatively little violence and we have managed to cut the umbilical cord between public support and the paramilitaries now my worry is of course that the parliament some of the paramilitaries the smaller operations have not gone away they do not enjoy public support but give them a cause and that cause could be a camera on
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a border it could be you know it could be a mobile patrol on a border because here's the thing. we know enjoy a completely open and free border after brags that whatever we get will be less than that do you think that you keep politicians the prime minister please or maybe with they were subject to the new norm artists do you think we've become complacent that we don't understand or appreciate just hope of it all the question of no. between. them and all of mild or all or is that that the political difficulties with in the governing party make it impossible to reach a solution in fairness i would have to say to resubmit to theresa may she like you was one of the very few politicians who joining the referendum came to northern ireland to warn of the dangers one of the very few very very few who bothered to
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take an interest in what the ramifications of breck's it for northern ireland within the european union within the other twenty seven including island the importance of the irish border issue is very well known and the threat that bracks it poses is very well known but i know from living in britain living in london during the bracks of campaign that it was absolutely not anywhere on the agenda it was one of the many many things that were overlooked in the rush to an ill prepared referendum so the world's first post under scottish first minister of joining together it to argue very strongly for scotland will staying with in the single market context do us a formal route on have any advice for the first most of them whoa the bill to pursue that objective given the political situation i think it would be impertinent of may to offer advice to the scottish first minister or the welsh first minister
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or indeed if we ever have one again the northern irish first minister i will always be a believer in the fundamental integrity. of the european project and i would my plea to those who are in positions of leadership is to never lose sight of that great project and there may come a time i'd like to think there will come a time when britain after it leaves the european union will think again. and rejoin this remarkable adventure in democratic politics the dead hand of bureaucracy you know can sometimes you know take the gloss off dreams and but so to condemn these are still to can forgetting what this was all was about because europe is also about peace as well as prosperity and for ireland it has helped to secure both for us where you're passionate european a great anger fire or a great friend of of britain but isn't
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a small part of yours an irish woman who would appreciate that role reversal of. street having to do phone to phone dublin to get issues raised it's no i forgot how i find it really depressing because here's what really excited me excited me that we. joined the european union voluntarily i used to joke it was the only union we joined voluntarily we didn't join the united kingdom voluntarily but we sat around the european union table with our former imperial colonizing masters and we sat as friends we sat as partners as neighbors and over a period of time we took all the value of these of history and over two or three generations we dismantled them and were able to offer our children something really humanly very decent but it's a hundred years since women in the united kingdom obtain the paschal for choice
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which of course was centralized with the violent. obtaining partial freedom one hundred years ago what aspects of of this breaks that process do you see as a as a threat to the rights and title means for equality that woman have gained over. that's a really interesting perspective because i'm not sure that i've heard a lot of people realizing that when we go back to it and your description of women getting the vote as partial is very important it is important to remember that when it was given to women it was only given to women over thirty and those who have property and that is very telling that really over this past century there's been still a huge amount of work to be done in terms of liberating women from all the bricking mechanisms all the proper suppositions and presumptions about women's abilities that held them back from full participation in every aspect of life whether it was
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access to education the professions politics church whatever and we're still dismantling that architecture of massage that underpinned their exclusion from all of those so i think it's a very important question you're is i look at what the european union helped us to achieve for women equal pay equal you know equal right to employment no i'm not saying that we've achieved any or all of those things but they've given us again the infrastructure the architectural structure to be able to navigate to those destinations and we're on our way to those destinations and europe. it has structure that assists women in my view and we have to remember that mater much of what we take for granted today whether it's in terms of equal opportunities whether it's in terms of equal pay that the arguments that we make and back of that are supported by european legislation most of it not translated into national legislation that we have structure we don't just have to rely on advocacy we have
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structure and it is that structure which will create the highways to the future that women will course dime the other big issue is immigration of course i know that if you look back at the history of irish immigration irish immigration was a great britain was a huge boon particularly to irish women who could not get work at home take a look at ireland in a relatively short period of time we who were always an emma griffin nation suddenly became a nation of inward migration today almost seventeen percent of our population is non native of irish and they are highly educated on average they're better educated than us and that's saying something because they are an irish or very well educated they have integrated very well into our community and we in fairness have made a lot of efforts to make sure that they did why because our people knew what it was like to be told no irish need apply and we know what it was like to have nothing
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except just your two hands the one length to work on the horde to work in the dirty job to work for your children so that they would get the education they would become the doctors the dentist the nurses the accountants the politicians the corporate sector and a generation or two generations which is exactly what the irish did we know the story of immigration ends if you give people a chance because we were those people. still on the hot day in a delia bottle assadi china six oir get. this .

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