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good food russia sharing goodness. heavy fighting is underway between afghan forces and insurgents in central kabul today earlier on the taliban launched a missile attack on the diplomatic district of the city. the syrian army gears up to retake the militant held on favored it live western media outlets will have a civilian massacre potential the same outlets though failed to mention the areas under the control of jihadist groups accused of war crimes. the young russian boy whose mother is severely ill and in need of a difficult to obtain medication of pills to locals in this city to help save we look at what the response to his appeal was.
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life marty h.q. moscow at midday here welcome to his latest live news update with me kevin over the focus this hour on afghanistan then where heavy fighting is currently underway in the capital between security forces and insurgents there's one the clock by early this morning missiles rained down on central kabul local police say they were fired by the taliban no major injuries reported though at this stage the attack occurred as the afghan president ashraf ghani indeed was delivering a live televised speech during a ceremony at the presidential palace you can see the camera shake you can hear the explosions behind him so the missiles landed in the diplomatic district of the city where government buildings have basically get a better handle of it spinning it out like this. as we just saw that the presidential palace was among the buildings hit as reportedly was the u.s. embassy looking at some stats here the taliban has been increasing its military activity lately with another assault carried out by the group just yesterday monday
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then taliban fighters ambushed three buses taking almost two hundred people captive later in the day yesterday afghan security forces reportedly got about one hundred fifty of them free local journalists brought with the latest from kabul. well it has been more than three hours that we still have been hearing some r.p.g. and gunfire from this side which is not more than six hours from our location here . police believes that there have been two up to three assailants involved into this attack and the so far some up to ten rockets have been fired into different locations kabul police says that two policemen have been slightly injured into these attacks but the look ation have been evacuated the firefighters of arrived and trying to douse. or we have to wait and see what will be the
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latest about because we still do not have any clue about the civilian casualties tuesday's missile attack came after the afghan president saw for this cease fire during the muslim holiday which starts today telling hawkins reports on current relations between afghanistan and the taliban that the three month cease fire proposed by president danny is not the first such motion in afghanistan it probably won't be the last that has the blessing of the u.s. time for peace has a better ring to it than war on terror regardless the taliban are firmly rejected it instead continuing a countrywide military offensive. i saw my friend dying he was among thirteen people including children and women who
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were killed during a near street last night and there is no attention from the government no facilities for the residents the dead bodies are still on the road signs i've also been injured. military commanders say the truce will only benefit the u.s. led forces. they've also been clear no peace will be possible in afghanistan as long as the foreign occupation carries on and as coalition forces approached their seventeenth year of operations in the country how simple things seemed all those years ago 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 under barbaric rule a decade and a half later the taliban control large swathes of territory and are able to strike at security forces and civilians almost that will afghanistan has been a battleground for various militant groups something the u.s. views pragmatically the taliban are fighting isis and we encourage that because
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isis needs to be destroyed the afghan question has forced the u.s. this way between a military solution negotiations with the taliban was such a hot cold rhetoric from the white house so it's hardly surprising the possibility of mediation is taking years to arise it's been quite a balancing act for washington to have the taliban willing to come to the negotiating table there's no talking to the taliban we don't want to talk to the taliban we're going to finish what we have to finish and i want to reinforce to the chela been that the only pair of peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement the taliban trimble's there's a view of the universe you know up here you the border before the call of the taliban when their choices are to reconcile live in irrelevance or die in september taliban representatives have been invited for talks in moscow
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alongside to government officials bypassing the united states if successful these could become a step towards the longest ceasefire of them all a permanent solution to a decades long cycle of violence something that today looks as this tent as ever in hawkins reporting where we discuss the prospects of talks then between the taliban and the afghan government with investigative journalist nicholas davis and also political analyst in his head the. the afghan government just recently endorsed the crucial rule by the us other superpowers in that region in russia of course is one of the strongest country russia can a pivotal role in in mediating between the taliban and the afghan government and everybody in afghanistan is hoping that something good will happen after the conference in moscow in russia mediating. and will be also invited the afghan government could be also
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a participant of the conference so there could be some more progress is in afghanistan because the different the negotiation in the in traction between the afghan government and taliban is just under very fast speed the taliban have obvious on their side have concluded that you know they need to apply more pressure to force the u.s. to talk to them in a sense it's ironic because you know the u.s. have always talked about applying enough military pressure to bring the taliban to negotiations to the peace table that has always been the official u.s. policy that in fact it's the taliban who are doing that and. probably have more chance of success. on the news today the syrian army is gearing up for an offensive on the last major rebel stronghold lib the battle for the long march the final stage than of the syrian war if the assad forces manage to return
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to bring almost the entire country back under government control however ahead of the campaign the western media has been doubling down on its narrative against damascus with some saying that assad forces a certain to inflict heavy civilian casualties the same outlets though it seems fail to mention the own kléber is under control of jihadi groups accused of war crimes it takes a closer look. these yagur a few of the syrian civil war has strong it's now pretty much about this part of the country the northwest basically here in and around it is where you'll find all the armed rebel groups the ones still putting up a real fight no wonder getting hold of this area would be the ultimate success for damascus five days after multiple airstrikes hit this once quiet neighborhood province killing dozens of people shattering whatever illusion of safety that may have existed if you listen to the c.n.n. piece and get the impression it looked province had been
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a peaceful oasis till showered by those bombs how about telling the viewers about the dicey melting pot it actually is the syrian army has been on a mission to win back land those rebels or even internationally recognized terrorists who stood in their way were given two options take out the white flag or get a one way ticket to it no kidding some were moved there on buses and that's when the real mess began instead of teaming up various groups and went to war with each other and let's not forget some of the mightiest organizations running the show their moderates. h. t. s. or high yet to hear all arguably the most powerful and hair raising the very same people who used to be known as moose row or syria's al qaida branch and if that
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name doesn't ring a bell just picture nine eleven or any other bloody carnage that took responsibility for. this is quite a trio to those who've heard of nor aldin. likely associate them with the beheading of a palestinian boy on camera they've also been blamed for torturing journalists and aid workers jaish al islam paraded kate's hostages through the damascus suburbs they once controlled only to use them as human shields later this group along with . was firmly on john kerry's terrorist list when he was in charge of the state department we've seen pictures we've heard testimony of shocking crimes committed by our by book by joshua. by al-shabaab it seems
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even in london a staunch ally of some rebel groups has lost patients britain won't send any more cash to fighters and as it says in the times newspaper u.k. diplomats have admitted the remaining rebel areas are falling into the grip of the hottest t.v. giant sky news came up with a teaser for their exclusive report from adler province on twitter but online many warned by and the media's attempts to portray that place as just a rebel held clave so the question is if he'd lived was mainly ruled by al qaida who gave sky news the exclusive access they are not rebels. which rebels did you get access to perhaps they've seen this reporting tactic once before during the siege of syria's economic hub aleppo activists say close to one hundred children have been killed in the beast in rebel held areas of
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aleppo. battle districts of rebel house unable to convince moscow to stop bombing civilians all they talked about was how civilians and moderate opposition fighters were being slaughtered by assad. the russians there was no mention of the hardest though and there are since something our reporter saw with their own eyes. and the rebels are pushing to aleppo again. beyond that you're into the rebel held parts of aleppo that is the black flag of job nusra. brainchild in the syrian civil war. after. a year ago we had to. what we.
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are always black and white evil regime again we. enjoyed killing. obviously a child which is the ocean of a complete reality. having a seriously ill parent can be really tough for anyone but especially for children one thirteen year old russian boy whose mother desperately needed lifesaving drugs didn't despair or didn't give up he took matters into his own hands is his story. most of the commercial market here on the sauce in yeah squamish on for political money just the cost for. dear tenants
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from the nice guy hope it all works out for him this is international much more coming when the next fifty minutes of you can say with me including the stories ahead a key figure in the me to come paid against sexual harassment is sued by a former fellow actor alleges she raped him when he was eighteen what ahead.
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you know world a big part of the law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to get the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door on the bad shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. get one of the most prominent figures in the me to movement against harassment has now been accused of sexual assault a self telling actress i see a gentle is being sued by a former colleague who claims that she abused him when he was seventeen. picks up
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the story. a star in dozens of movies director author and music contributor to bands like placebo a gentle jerk of all trades charged headlong to accuse the now it is graced hollywood producer harvey weinstein of sexually abusing him pioneering the me too movement blundell it when women have the same power as men i'm sure this type of violence will no longer happen in the cases of women and be using their parents i hope but i believe there because of need to everyone has a voice everyone has a chance to speak out and inspiring called by all means yet let me replay you one quick bit for you. the cases of women and be using their parents well according to a report by the new york times our gentle herself falls into that category the investigation claims the activist paid nearly four hundred thousand dollars in hush money to a guy called jimmy bennett who accused her gentle of sexually assaulting him in two
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thousand and thirteen now even a brief glimpse around social media shows the two have quite a history in two thousand and four bennett played a son of a character in one of the movies and since then a very cordial relationship was maintained waiting for my long lost son miss you mama this borderline flirting between the two has left questions hanging over the gravity of the trauma or gentle dealt out why did she agreed to foot the certain bill then well bernard at the time of the incident was a teenager seventeen one year short of the age of consent in california so technically our gentil faced a statutory rape case this is the latest but not the first time champions of me to a noble and valiant movement have cast shadow on their own cause in another case a feminist professor at new york university was actually found guilty of sexually
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harassing a gay student of hers in response her defenders appealed to a democrat cheve mint and wit. apart from those in the me two ranks undermining its own cause there's another problem innocent victims last year one traffic hungry swedish tabloid published anonymous accusations against a stockholm theater director again the article gave no names no one revealed themselves after the publication either stilled benny frederick zones career was ruined after sixteen years at the helm of his theater here is a mind after several months he took his own life after his death and investigation revealed he did nothing wrong just a week later he must have felt like falling into a bottomless abyss and then he hadn't been planning for a long time to take his life he just didn't make it that day it was too bad for
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many me too helped overcome the terror of public shame and potential vengeance it showed that no one is immune to justice but as of now hypocrisy and exploitation for personal gain could bring about its demise we spoke to jennifer breathe in the legal analyst she says the positive aspects of the me to campaign are being weighed by people exploiting it for their own ends. unfortunately the entire impact of the meta campaign it hasn't been as positive as it should have been theoretically it had a good thought to come out in the first place there was a good motivation behind it which is that it dims deserve to have a voice they deserve to have their stories be heard but unfortunately especially in the united states there are so many politics behind this and because the need to movement had so much press and publicity it's now being used for all these different motivations whether it's to shift blame away from somebody else or to try
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to pretend that you're a hero or in some cases we're finding now that people who weren't getting a lot of publicity as actors or actresses or in other avenues are now getting much more publicity has been a voice of the need to movement because of how popular became. the u.s. has found a new cold proven it comes to election meddling china the mainstream media those still obsessed with russia's alleged involvement of american votes and it's raising the alarm of the upcoming midterms because of openness the latest on that as america prepares for the midterm november elections the mainstream media is beating that same dead horse from twenty sixteen if there is a problem you know who we can blame us in hackers ahead of the midterm then i was arrogant and security of our next election the russians are targeting members of congress the u.s. midterm elections are just around the corner and russia's attack continues to haunt the united states russian election interference in the twenty teen midterms the russians have not reduced their hacking but it looks like russia is not the only
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country capable of assembling an army of keyboard crunchers to maniacally dismantle democracy trump says that another global adversary of the united states is getting in on the action one of the fools that the suit focused on looking at russia just don't also looking in another direction china but in the end if we are smart tough and well prepared we will get along with everyone. so why does trump want everyone to focus on china so badly well trump is waging a trade war against china a trade war that's quite unpopular with lots of american farmers right now we're a fair distance there is no control over anything or there is based in washington between the united states and the chinese a remote control over there but the markets are going to know that this continues for and like the time they're going to be certain people are not going to go far and i would say no matter what you think of trump's tariffs nobody likes the idea of china coming into the country and messing up our election process trump wants us
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to rally around the flag and protect our ballot boxes come to think of it this could be used against any country they don't want you to like it seems like john bolton has figured that out i can say definitively that it's a sufficient national security concern about cheney's meddling iranian meddling in north korea meddling that we're taking steps to try and prevent it so all four of those countries really. our intelligence shows that there are a number of others that they're looking at and considering particularly in two thousand and eighteen of course no actual evidence is being provided but who needs evidence anymore these days anyhow now iran russia china and north korea all plotting to meddle in the upcoming elections we shouldn't be surprised that the congress is now working on the election security bill but it's interesting to note that despite this four way pending an attack it seems like this bill will not actually include a hand counted audit but don't worry those easily hacked computer voting systems
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they can handle anything trump is obviously using china as sort of this target to make it the new big bad guy the big justification he has had for at least steel tariffs is that because the chinese government gives such a huge a subsidy to its own domestic steel production that we need to fight back of course he's going to want secondary justifications you know suggesting that china trying to influence elections or whatever else the united states has a horrific record in foreign policy the u.s. government is creating one false enemy after another and using that to justified politically unjustifiable behavior and that's the way some of these look if mounting so far today so much more lined up for you from a team on i mean side will call one a check and are up for the latest mobile device as it happens twenty four seven there moscow is kevin zero in saying thanks for watching and have a great day. gain
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finally home and also to pick it up a little now hons a little bit on the album for the point about. finding a few of you who would it be that easy to find a friend that i had in. your class is that i don't yet see. people whom it is. what i thought it might have been my little bit of a lot of fun i found out a bit odd to accept that out of money coming over out much of the way for the mob not to get it but it. exists in london it's like. some borders of. say it's the sun. to see. you going to
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look over. the response to the two thousand and eight crisis was that the global bankers got together they really architected the global financial system to withstand a ten time the impact financial crisis in the future they did nothing however to undercut the ability for the bad actors the global banks to increase their balance sheets in the leverage by ten times and now here we are in twenty eighteen and back now the balance sheet of these banks in the central banks is ten times more level. and.
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this is boom bust broadcasting around the world i'm part shown and thank you for being on board for coming up the european union has put regulations in place to protect consumer privacy related to digital companies like facebook and google and now the united states may do something similar global regulatory attorney myles edwards joins us for the latest candidate is the german shoe clothing and accessory maker is trying to help rid the world's oceans of some problematic plastic and put it on our feet hard to correspond to just a partial suite tells us the plans and looks of the companies the furniture plus the image of the nineteen fifties cars in cuba strike a melancholy chord with many but is the island nation moving forward with new technology we'll have the latest they have at least for a few hours party correspondent alex behala bitch brings us the details and
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wal-mart is making moves in the field of virtual reality shopping so that consumers can head out to waste. superstore without leaving the comfort of their couch steve malzberg joins us from new york to discuss all of that coming up and first we had a few headlines. big drug pricing news the united states is a food and drug administration has granted the first license to produce generic versions of life saving epinephrine injection devices to tivo pharmaceuticals usa the devices commonly called epi pens the name of the dominant brand marketed by mylan corp can arrest severe and life threatening allergic reactions for the one in thirteen u.s. children who have food allergies keeping reliable supply on hand has become a routine but in creasing lead challenging responsibility for parents and school administrators alike and a five hundred percent price increase over the last five years ignited a political powder parental outrage in late twenty sixteen mylan has also agreed to
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a four hundred sixty five million dollars settlement a settlement with the u.s. department of justice in twenty seventeen over charges of gouging the government on epi pens mileages president recently acknowledged that supplies of epi pen brand devices are quote inconsistent and adequate as many parents already knew well help is on the way t.v. usa is not expected to put new pens on the market before the beginning of this school year. and there's a bit of economic good news to report for young people in the united states though there is a catch the latest a to six from the bureau of labor statistics show summer youth unemployment at a fifty two year low at nine point two percent that figure is down the lowest since one nine hundred sixty six and down from nine point six percent last year however other historical metrics suggest the picture is more ambiguous for younger workers actual labor force participation by young people is fairly weak it sixty point six
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