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police in london confirm that treating a car crash in westminster as a terrorist incident or for a vehicle smashed into security barriers outside parliament during the morning rush hour. and move to a bridge collapses in the northern italian city of genoa sending vehicles plunging fifty meters with twenty six people confirmed said. the latin american news outlet is blocked on facebook for the second time in two thousand and eighteen raising questions they prefer to mix speech on the social
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media platform. and i know you're watching international i'm finished with the latest global headlines the top story police in london have confirmed that treating a car crash outside parliament as a terror attack the vehicle crashed into security barriers off the injuring cyclists and pedestrians during choose the morning rush hour the drive that was detained by police who rushed to the scene. the suspect who is now in place custody on suspicion of terra fences has been identified as a twenty nine year old british citizen that had a few case counter-terror unit says the suspect is not cooperating he's not believed to have previously known to british intelligence and just thought to be from the city of bending him in the english midlands police are now searching three
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addresses in the region here's a video of police responding to the incidents blah blah. was. around seven thirty am a silver house back at full speed through the westminster area before crashing into the barriers outside the houses of parliament if not for parliament summer recess this would normally be a bustling government area with iconic landmarks nearby like big ben and westminster abbey is always popular with tourists police have now lifted the cordon
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with the area already having been the scene of previous attacks are now considering closing the road outside parliament to vehicles. cheers days incident left three people injured two were hospitalized with non life threatening injuries extra officers have been since patrolling the streets of england scotland and wales and the government's current response committee met this afternoon and asked to see a check in at reports from westminster. we are as close as physically possible to the houses of parliament that area is now cordoned off as you can see behind me while police now investigate what it is exactly that happens what we do know is about twenty minutes before age in the morning what is being described as a silver ford fiesta had hit cyclists and then crashed into security barriers right outside houses of parliament again the parliament right now is in recess so no
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m.p.'s were present there at the time and we know that armed police had arrested one man and taken him to into custody to a police station in south london where he is being questioned according to scotland yard however this man is not cooperating with authorities quite yet this is what they had to say the driver of the fiesta who was alone in the vehicle was arrested at the scene by armed officers who were already knew. the man is in his late twenty's and he's been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses and has been taken to the police station where he remains in custody. given that this appears to be. the method of this being an iconic site we are treating it as a terrorist incident and the investigation is being led by officers from the counterterrorism from the two people were injured and taken to hospital it's understood that they're not in critical condition and are going to be fine
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following this attack and we've been talking to a witness here a local resident who saw it all with his own my eyes let's take a listen to how he described what happened i was seen. driving can lead to the parliament and the great should be. the one of the big logs the barrier is did you see the man who was in the car who they arrest i. think is here with. a. he seemed quiet. to me didn't seem close and i didn't see him i didn't hear him screaming or anything will show in and get him to resist arrest is worrying because i'm a father of two young sons you know age almost seven and five and a half and we're in i mean but. this is like this is one of this is like the number one city in the world in my prince of london you know you so many tourists
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come here throughout the year and you know it's beautiful weather and you know another thing i understand all the m.p.'s on holidays where to land is i don't know what it's all about well if confirmed by the police that this is a terrorist attack it's going to turn out to be the first one this year but unfortunately one of several have taken place recently. he won't succeed you want divide us we will be cowed by terrorists. you will see over the next few days i mean creased number of. across london.
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the attempts to. make countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. and. they continue to be visible patrols around manchester which include the deployment of offices. in london as will see an increased police presence today and of the. course of the next few days no reason to be a law proclaim. the peace corps needs to get. along that is we'll see an increased number of visible police officers. we have discussed the incidents with x.
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precious place officer roger gray and form intelligence officer charles schumer rich. there's no question that intelligence is key to foiling sorting and i could leave in preventing these attacks taking place and in that respect for example as we've seen today if the intelligence systems fail to the extent that an attack actually gets through to its target today it was against a hard target but what was it to be a softer target in terms of civilians in the street for example taurus and so on then of course there's nothing can be done at that stage with very little can be done to actually protect them should this indeed turn out to be a terrorist attack but of course it's too early at this stage at least to speculate about today's incident and whether any of those considerations were actually applied but generally speaking of course intelligence cooperation between the different intelligence bodies and the trust that's needed between those intelligence bodies to actually share intelligence in a meaningful way and in
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a timely way rather than just sitting on the intelligence is absolutely vital and not just between europe in another partners but between the intelligence services and the police in the countries themselves including as it's been a problem in the past in the united kingdom to there's a danger of overreaction as well london is congested enough as it is it toyman if we start adding more thought of no go zones that were let's go to become worse but also we don't want to give any terrorist or a person any sense of success in carrying us into doing one thing or the other the result of their actions so it's something that should be considered but why very carefully. moving on now to italy where a major motorway bridge has collapsed in the northern italian city of genoa sending vehicles plunging some fifty meters local authorities have put the official death toll at twenty six with fifteen people injured as. emergency services said thirty five people had been killed including
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a child. i ran to. the start of the. program is not due to the lack of mind an answer or to. the region and who will. resist for fifty years probably the incapacity to have access if you are right there to an excessive use. of the truck.
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now beyond the responsibility there can be any night even and increasing archytas that it is possible to identify their responsibility to the state bodies and in particular only to the government or the governor government or in the field or to create a new infrastructure or comparable to respond to the result of the volume of decreasing traffic volume and the developing of the cities but this is a not a problem of only done infrastructure about it is a problem of all in the european states. the latin american news channel telesur has been pounds from facebook for the second time this year and the outlet and being sidelined by the sexual media giant. hawkins looks to a possible new trend of censorship. a news outlets activist old radio host banned by a social media platform for violating terms of use some familiar nowadays just there's
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one scandal over suspending or banning subsides another one brews this time it's the latin american news channel tell us suer that's been on the receiving end of a facebook blackout and not for the first time back in january this year the news outlet temporarily disappeared from facebook allegedly due to an internal mistake on the platform today though things got more serious your beach tellus are english has been removed for violating our terms of use telus sewer say they received no further explanation of why exactly their page was removed they see this incident as no coincidence but rather a pattern of censorship by social media giants now in case you're wondering this isn't a case of deja vu just last week in fact info was an alternative to the controversial media platform run by alex jones was also banned by you tube our poll and facebook
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for violating policies and terms of use now what do these have in common and independent platform criticized for spreading all right conspiracy theories and a left leaning channel publicly funded by venezuela cuba bolivia. and seemingly diametrically opposed views the answer is both a critical of the american establishment war lobby and global regime change both have now faced bans during the battle against fake news conducted by facebook along with its new partners such as the digital forensic research lab now this is an offshoot of the atlantic council think tank in turn a member of the atlantic treaty organization although formally independent of nato and washington openly sharing both their values and speakers fighting fake news is a noble cause terms of use platforms individually violate them and expect a ban increasingly though the question will be asked is it violating social media
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policies or violating mainstream consensus and prevalent narratives that can really land you in hot water. we both facebook to comment on why they bounce the outlets so far they've chosen not to respond we spoke to tatyana will hurt us the english multimedia director who says that facebook's me is very alarming. we're not aware and we didn't get an explanation we got an e-mail yesterday afternoon saying that our page was removed and this e-mail said that we were violating the terms of use but it didn't we don't consider that an explanation since we've doing get got to resign or we are they doing explain how in what way were we violating supposedly violating these terms of use not a specific content that we pulls not a specific article or video nothing so we're still waiting for the tell us we answer back and we got an answer saying they were there in generics we're checking
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in the case but. that was it certainly we don't want to speculate but what it brings this remove it brings like. alarm about how facebook works and how. like any instructors to help them and to hold them into accountable and but they're not providing like greece and so it is arming. hope with some estate we're still hoping for them to apologize for this mistake but if it's not we're going to prepare a response and we do think it's alarming and a bit scary that facebook could be yeah a place where. or a span and some voices are not allow we we're not doing anything different from what we have been doing since the beginning of her english outlet. in
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in facebook so we were aware of the terms of use when we started and we were not violating this terms and we would like change the way our perspective is on the cover as we do for this not an inch like why would we. coming out on the program many thousands of syrians are attending him following the liberation of large parts of the country from. terrorists that's another news coming up after a short break. here now this new attempt at a global unit of the counter global currency big oil that will be controlled by any such government has the chance to do what's called.
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welcome back taliban militants have overrun the military base in northern afghanistan killing seventeen soldiers that says the un has confirmed over one hundred civilians were killed in the latest clashes between the taliban and afghan forces in the city of gosney locals who managed to flee the area described what they've been through. many people including the one of my neighbors were killed there i saw my friend dying he was among thirteen people including children and women who were killed during an airstrike last night guys in the province no no no no i have escaped from gaza a province where the fighting is still ongoing it's been about five days since the conflict started but there is no attention from the government and no facilities for the residents dead bodies are still on the road signs i've also been injured. the city of gosney has long been considered a strategic area due to its close vicinity to the capital kabul fighting that
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escalated on friday when the taliban attempted to storm and take control taliban fighters have been blocking the roads in and out of the city to prevent the afghan military getting reinforcements any picture looks at how most two decades of the american led war in afghanistan has failed to make the country its past and the safe. this is what's happening just a little more than one hundred kilometers from the capital kabul there's barely a camera in gaza any available to film this dreadful battle locals say there are stronger descriptions than simply the tele band is back in action and if it wasn't for u.s. airstrikes the afghan army could have been in far worse trouble so it makes you wonder do american diplomats and their military keep in touch there's nothing that
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precludes us from an gauging with the taliban we're doing everything we can to ensure that our actions help the taliban and the afghan government does the same table. everything they can only a few weeks ago the state department said talking with the taliban was a good idea and regardless of how hostile their actions the extremists say they're forward to this is what we wanted and were waiting for to sit with the us directly and discuss the withdrawal of foreign troops from afghanistan the rumor is there's already been some direct contact at least we know for sure alice wells went to qatar last month where the taliban's got a political office i'm confused the armed group has all but regained its might which not so long ago are in them a reputation of outright islamist barbarians in america and pretty much all over
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the world we acted and the taliban no longer is in power in afghanistan which is not only good for the security of the free world it is incredibly good for the people who suffered in afghanistan on the barbaric rule time flies us administrations come and go fair enough but the things the people in charge say about insurgents today could be totally different tomorrow taliban this taliban that the taliban are fighting isis and we encourage that because isis needs to be destroyed. oh so they're good for something at least if it's about knocking out islamic state yet just a few months earlier general nicholson said the taliban's fight against diana's was a piece of russian propaganda we see here and there are live that's being used that grossly exaggerates the number of isis fighters here this narrative then is used as a justification for the russians to legitimize the actions of the taliban and
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provide some degree of support complicated heart of ghana stand business as usual and the american strategy for afghanistan see above the american strategy a strategy from the beginning of the so-called war on terror which was launched after the september eleventh attacks as chose this war has turned out to be an utter failure. you know i was we all know it was in a stronger position than it ever was in two thousand and one. so and so i think it's proof that the u.s. has been pursuing a wrong strategy in defeating terrorism on the contrary i think that the u.s. involvement up until now when the focus on military force in the region has the growth of terrorism the taliban is not just pulling out a gun it's firing it it could be time for the pentagon and the state department to hunt for ideas together and be more precise.
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meanwhile more than twenty five thousand refugees have returned to syria in the past four months authorities say that people have been coming back since big three ever the terrorist group that was announced igor shut them off met some of them it's hanis. the border between syria and lebanon which is literally some two kilometers away from here is expected to become a major flood gate for those whose home sickness has turned into something big going to the actual return home right now we are one out of the. ports of entry established by the syrian government as they welcome its citizens whole way there were many things to run from terror. pointless and unspeakable brutality but now there's one homeland i know we suffered from terrorism for three years and eight months all kinds of weapons were used against us but we stood firm and did
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not give up and kept fighting until we were transferred here with the terrorists who are against life itself against peaceful citizens women and children it was very difficult for us to leave but the terrorists were living in good conditions come to the terrorists left my city so i decided to return because it is safe there now i learned my town in syria is safe and that is why i decided to return with my family the government has promised to restore infrastructure in amman scale from hospitals to schools judging by the wars in this school there's a new subject on the curriculum and it's called survival from different types of landmines to improvised explosive devices and just simply objects that kids should be aware of this is what children in this school will be taught about when it opens this september but not everyone will be welcomed back to revive a peaceful existence here like the white helmet hailed as a rescue organization by the west damascus isn't looking forward to their return
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syria's living abroad who have committed nothing against their i mean you know citizens should feel nothing at all the government will ensure their safety and those who chose to flee the country should have committed a heinous crimes. which made them very afraid of staying in the country so their white helmets are criminals and they should be treated this way there are many displaced syrians who are being warned against getting ready to come home. just yet we think that it's premature to promote returns serious still very insecure there's still a lot of lore going on in syria even though out of the seven million people that escape the conflict almost equal the rule of them to come back to syria but there will be no hope rebuilding the country from the west far to do over to be
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a particular western countries should support the return of syrian citizens and lift economic sanctions against syria because people who want to return need schools hospitals food and shelter for their families the e.u. and the us have been when we say the e.u. we must remember that britain is the driving force of the policy towards towards syria but britain and us led you following along in its wake have since twenty eleven made it their policy to destroy syria to destroy the syrian government by any means necessary to facilitate a train and equip a sectarian brutal sectarian insurgency that laid waste to the country their policy has been to make syria uninhabitable and their policy remains to ensure that it stays uninhabitable so syrian refugees in europe absolutely caught between well a rock and a hard place is putting it very very mildly on the one hand they have the e.u.
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then the us still continue to enact this policy of making their own country uninhabitable and then in the same time you have this growing fascist street movement in. in the e.u. that's actually has even influence over for example the british government whose policy is to basically make european inhabitable for them hatred towards assad unites a lot of syrians who chose to flee their country well now at least judging by the promise is the syrian government seems to be extending an olive branch to those who seek to do no more. damage done of reporting from syria. thanks for watching to figure out for more details on any of our stories you can visit and we're on facebook and twitter i'll be back in just over thirty minutes.
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