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at least seven people are killed and thirty five left unaccounted for after a. gas explosion in the russian city of. britain said to step up joint patrols are the first in the number of legal immigrants trying to get to the u.k. over the past two weeks. and thirty russian children who've been held in iraqi prison with or allegedly by sealing parents. we were there when they were returned to russia. by their time here in moscow this new year's eve life without internationals.
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thanks for watching them first a national tragedy as it sees in the new year the central russian city of mud need to go excuse attempting to come to terms with the tragic collapse of an apartment block on monday morning the federal emergency ministry now says at least seven people died at least thirty five have been left in accounted for after the building came down following a gas explosion president was there in the aftermath and met with emergency coordinator. we should think of those who lost their lives and who were injured but now let's start to work because we have all the necessary equipment and. we are now clearing the debris the risk of collapse still remains. after meeting with officials rescue workers the russian president paid a visit to the hospital where the wounded are being treated he's promised full support for those affected by the disaster. over a thousand people have been evacuated from their homes following the explosion because the risk of further collapse of the buildings residence described. to us it
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was almost as i was woken up by the sound of the explosion and the shattered glass the windows in my living room were blown out i ran to the kitchen the windows there were also shattered i could smell smoke you know my neighbors were yelling the main door was blown out and it was blocking our door and then i thought there would be standing but we left the corridor and there was just trouble. it's already say the period of mourning will be the start of the end of rescue recovery operations there are jews across the developments for us. it's an absolutely tragic incident this especially as it's new year's eve national holiday people will be preparing for the big celebrations tomorrow really really sad story this it happened the location is actually the southern part of the ural mountains quite remote area happened around six am local time in the early hours so you can as you can imagine most people would have been sleeping certainly in their flats there it was caused by
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a gas explosion in the center of this building this multi-unit building in the section just collapse the two adjacent sides we've been told by the emergency ministry the being the real worries that those two sides would collapse as well hence over a thousand people were evacuated there what we know about the building itself it consists of forty eight flats there was one hundred twenty people registered to be living there four people we know so far have died tragically five people have been hospitalized one of those a child and five people were retrieved from the rubble so we do have is one eyewitness account from a lady who tells us what happened. there was a blast at first there was an earthquake who rushed to fire in that house on the second floor no windows were left to nelson that they were all blown out.
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if we look at how the emergency services responded they responded within ten minutes and there are. going to be workers now helping to try and retrieve others in the rubble to be don't know whether this five or whether they. are toiletries additional. psychiatry's have been deployed there the emergency minister is on the scene as well and the emergency services are said that they will the only people with mine. what i'm most worried about the toughest i was freezing it's minus subtlety limits of time most of the officers for this rescue operation it's predicted that it might go to my estate saturday night celebrity played about as with all types of things like this the communities tend to work together to try and help people and that's exactly what's happening that at the moment that's pulling together helping those of lost that. family members and friends. and obviously they
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are still waiting to see how bad the fatalities and injuries are. it's a fluid situation ajirotutu their former official at russia's emergencies ministry's praised the response of local authorities to the rapid deployment of the rescue teams. new local authorities acted in the right way and their response was determined by the possible number of victims and local rescue teams started working as soon as they were able to see both the local rescuers and the back of team a well trained and qualified to carry out rescue operations. this year dozens of people have died as a result of gas explosions in apartment blocks in russia other tragedies linked to building collapses have claimed more than one hundred lives here in fact over the last fifteen years.
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of course we'll continue to closely follow what's holding magnitogorsk as the rescue operation continues tonight after part of that residential building collapse we'll let you know if we have any more details. elsewhere in the world sly britain france say they do increase joint patrols in an effort against illegal immigration into the u.k. offer an unexpected rise in refugees arriving in britain across the english channel over the past two weeks and he has the story. deeply concerning the u.k.
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immigration minister is sounding the alarm made for his recent sage and migrant crossings over the english channel what do you do in a crisis pick up the phone well the u.k. him secretary and the french interior minister at least spoke to each other but is this really enough to combat channel crossings from the u.k. and france is a partnership all too familiar when it comes to border protection but having spent millions already to sat up and then move refugee camps one of the biggest flashpoints of the migrant crisis the port in kobe which made headlines almost daily. from cal a today of the poor to seen a spike in the number of adults some children arriving at the kents coast sporadic
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crossings was seen at the start of the refugee crisis but more recently over two hundred twenty men women and children have attempted to make their way if in the last fifty days will say. to the. thing we. will be increasing pressure has meant the u.k. him secretary has had to cut his holiday short he's been y. day accused of having a failed strategy he has still to explain exactly how the government plans to handle the small screen in the operations. they have not got a grip on it what we've got is unsatisfactory and somebody has to do something
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ultimately the buck stops with the home secretary for now such a javits plan is to keep the number of specialist border force sender if you but he admits there's no easy answer as for defense britain's armed forces are at the ready if need be. we have not heard any requests as yet but if the home office is in need of armed force to support the no navy air force and stern dreaded to assist and amidst all the mounting pressure there's also the problem of cracking down on people smugglers the problem is that the more one a house patrol craft out there the more it can be regarded as a pull factor because people these gangs know that if they get halfway across the channel they're going to be picked up so it is a very fine dilemma to for the home secretary to consider is the u.k. home secretary weighs up his options on the issue time is ticking for a concrete solution among the latest developments
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a group of suspected migrants were arrested on monday morning after landing on a beach in kent six rany a member also found a breach in the dover on sunday morning international history professor alan scared told us up till the u.k. government's efforts to tackle the crisis between un satisfactory. the current administration has been at fault we only have five betrayal boats in the channel sort of unified patrol boats for the border force only one of these is actually in the do it was straight in the channel and it's not always that. the government seems to. done nothing to supply more boats parties because in past years they've been very few attempts to cross the channel but since christmas there have been no but a hundred attempts assia partly because the great fear that one spread happens the be much more difficult to cross the bridge. of two years of bitter wrangling the
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u.s. and israel's decision to leave the un's culture and heritage organisation came into force monday washington announced its intention to boycott you know school in october accusing the agency of and he israel bias. on the twelfth of october two thousand and seventeen the department of state notified unesco directed general it mean a book of the u.s. decision to withdraw from their goodness nation and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to unesco this decision was not taken lightly and reflects his concerns with the mounting of. the need for fundamental reform and they're going to zation and containing anti israel liason. now at this point we can review that in twenty seventeen there was outcry from the united states and israel when unesco designated a hebron the city in the west bank designated as a world historical site now there is a contested area in the center of that city to muslims it's the ibrahimi mosque to jews it's the cave of patriarchs and at that point we saw some loud outcry from the
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united states and from israel now it's important to note that this isn't the first time that we've heard accusations of a pro palestinian bias from the usa and from israel and twenty eleven when the body officially recognized a state of palestine at that point the usa and israel both stopped paying dues to unesco they were then stripped of their voting rights in two thousand and thirteen after having not paid their dues so at this point we see the united states carrying out a policy that it's long carried out which is when it doesn't like certain international accords in agreements or international bodies it simply withdraw let's review the united states we withdraw from the optional protocol in dispute resolution to the vienna convention on diplomatic relations the united states is officially withdrawing from the un human rights council we will not cooperate with the i.c.c. we will provide no assistance to the i.c.c.
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baseless politicize claims are brought against us for critical bodies and institution i'm just prosecution by this illegitimate court the council ceases to be. of its name we will commence a review of all international agreements that may still expose the united states to purported binding jurisdiction dispute resolution in the international court of justice so the united states continues to withdraw from international bodies and international agreements in response to decisions it does not approve of peter galbraith a fully u.s. some busta to croatia he told me he believes america's withdrawal from international agreements organizations will eventually be reversed. so this this is entirely political step you know i did has we wait it out that the irony of it is that so many of these institutions the united nations the international court of justice were ones that were created the human rights created by the united states
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the united states to leave. and now we withdraw but also this concept from a very good sized ministration or very extreme one one i have to point out that lost the election by three million votes and based on the midterm results is not likely to be around it after twenty twenty so very likely these decisions will then be reversed so my advice to the rest of the world is take a deep breath and america will be back. as he russian children have been held in a prison in the iraqi capital of return home they would jailed with their allegedly i still link mothers who went to iraq in syria within a culture of a report if you will of the night. so i think children have returned to russia this evening from iraq brought on
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a plane organized by russia from baghdad the children are in quite a bad shape it is sad that almost all of them are in need of urgent medical assistance this return home has been no easy task officials say that they have been gathering documents an avid ends to for months to prove that these children are russians and we did d.n.a. tests to see specialists when teamed up to take something that's not in the material when from the identification process then i will not be necessary documents and search for the children's value seems. the previous flight of this kind to happened over a year ago meantime. children aged four to fifteen have been in prison in the iraqi capital with their mothers almost all of them had to leave their mothers behind now. russian women remain in prison baghdad most of them
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facing charges for joining terror groups sound have already been convicted all of these children were born in russia and taken by their parents who fled to the red rock allegedly to join terrorist brinks arriving back here in moscow the children have been receiving hospital treatment and general rehabilitation and of course they have already been we united with their relatives who have been looking for them for months. this started to bring them home company last year in an attempt to reunite children have been living in iraqi orphanages with the relatives back in russia at least eleven youngsters who are to as a result of come in and dozens more by other efforts you can follow their stories. coming up with a light lunch in a smallish place or did raise a glass of champagne this new year will be enjoying the evening so for whatever you're up to but we're just a few hours away you know here are most go from celebrations will take you through
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for you president putin's address as well in the. after the break go back to the present we look at some of the celebrations already underway for twenty million people. manufacture consent to stick to the public well. when the ruling class is protect them so. that the prime. sick.
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in a world of big partisan. and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit 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 we're watching closely watching the hawks. i gather sox international so the talks of two hundred twenty nineteen already in parts of the world nine of the twenty four time zones have seed and then years including russia as far east as you can see the the sight and sound of lot of us thought i was back in siberia join the festivities. will be celebrating its new
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here about ten minutes. you've just given a good time we're still almost two hours away from moscow new zealand were among the first to kick off the celebrations. a splendid scene in sydney and these pictures in from hong kong to.
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right happy new year saw as we say goodbye to twenty eighteen time to look back at some of the events that have shaped. north korea dominated headlines throughout much of the year with nuclear codes flick maybe with the u.s. president trumping kim jong un series of threats when the to eventually met the things seem to fill a bit in the perry who seem to fill a bowl and in mail correspondent nipper trying to get the chance to look around the north korean leader's palace ahead of the visit by russia's foreign minister. we were told to leave most of our belongings and all our mobile devices behind and
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they're taking the subway. so we're here in this just to keep our men one photographer and myself holding a lot of shade. this is completely deserted and it looks like we're in circling something that appears to be the palace. if only someone told me where exactly we are right now but we are being told to fold. i don't really know what exactly this place this but it looks to be these and why i think so is because just through the store i saw kim john sr and she was having some sort of conversation with the guards but nobody speaks english here.
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and as far as i understand this is circular. i believe this is a. the historic moment. and talk and we were asked to wait in this room so let's just have a walk around to take a look at what they have to offer. north korean chocolate i can tell you that it tastes just like any other dark chocolate anywhere around the world.
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so this is how suddenly you get treated to cranberry juice. i can barely remember being given such access at other locations around the world we were just to see the president which is just outside the doors. and given the fact that we're inside the residence of the north korean leader kim jong un again i'm just going to say i'm absolutely shocked. and. it is really disappointing that we won't be able to find out exactly what's being said behind these stories but just a few hours before mr kim and mr lavrov met the one hundred foreign ministers and making the korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons is a very delicate issue maintains that the interests of all sides must be
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respected. so that said it all ended with. russia so let's see whether the north korean leader will accept the end. for now we're heading back to the airport in the russian foreign minister's motorcade to try and go right from inside camp john residence in pyongyang. will eventually it was for him for the world of politics and for a bit last month we caught up with a russian man who's defied the odds to become a world class athlete. the point is a slaughter is a little as it's been led to prison. for the most number of us as one is syria which is to lower the price to below still breathe of shells exported to.
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some of the sights the signs of a year just gone on and our reporting of it ok i don't drink approach here in moscow it's a kevin now and say thank you for watching for me the rest of the day this year we want to wish you a great new year and look at my list it's afghanistan now just a welcoming in twenty minutes in these and think she's behind this some of this integration this is. it in that. he.
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will be in the. u.s. does. it with the people most of. all what i mean. i mean if there was not. really a local superman from him he can see as you know if you buy the things. that you're in the home where they really are. i'm with you more with the baby when within them what i'm most most in the moment of also given this moment in the movie . we will talk to you.
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time after time so you know what you're going underground while we're away for christmas we're screening some of your favorite episodes of the season coming up in this we speak to sheffield florida man majid majid about the u.k. government's hostile foreign policy and hostile environment from libya and yemen orgreave and as the trades union congress celebrates its one hundred fiftieth anniversary today we go to the site of the battle of all green where ten thousand of office goggles and u.n. miners were attacked by thousands of police following the lord mayor's appeal to home secretary sajid javid we speak to the general secretary of the new am and a minor arrested on that day. that's all coming up in days edition of going
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underground well i mean the lord mayor of sheffield's office and with me is the lord mayor of sheffield called beth thanks so much for letting well you know i'm going to start asking you how come you're here there are pictures of the first lord mayor sheffield will you jeff gold. run the mining company yeah you. and you know why is honestly me being lord mayor is such a celebration are so many other people about my with be a mother who may sacrifice i will be friends who ground me and so the people of sheffield who really put their faith in me and chose me to be the lord mayor so it's it's just amazing i kind of feel as if like oh.


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