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berlin. the international community closes ranks against russia. the head of the united nations warns against dangerous developments in the war in ukraine, but russia's foreign minister gives a defiant address to the security council, rejecting western accusations of human rights abuses in ukraine. also coming up -- >> not really many lots of russians. people want to fight and be
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mobilized. >> young men leaving russia in a hurry to avoid vladimir putin's call up to fight in ukraine. and growing backlash in iran over the death of a woman arrested by the morality police because of the way she wore her headscarf. ♪ nicole: i'm nicole. to our viewers around the world, it is good to have you with a. western allies have stepped up their condemnation of the war in ukraine and a 10 session of the united nations security council. the u.n. secretary-general described the latest developments as "dangerous and disturbing." the u.s. issued a blunt warning to moscow to stop making nuclear threats, but the russian foreign minister rejected accusations of human rights abuses in ukraine.
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>> the international community on russia's attempts to escalate the war in ukraine. the u.s. put the blame squarely on russian president vladimir putin. >> one-man shows this w. one man can ended. -- end it because of pressure stops fighting, the war ends. if ukraine stops fighting, ukraine ends. correspondent: the un secretary general condemned the threats to use nuclear weapons. translator: as i have said from the start, this senseless war has unlimited potential to do terrible harm in ukraine and around the world. the idea of nuclear conflict, while unthinkable, has become a subject of debate. this in itself is totally unacceptable. all nuclear armed state should be commit to the nonuse and
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total illumination of nuclear weapons. correspondent: other western allies such as france said russia should not go unpunished, but everybody knows no statements a little impact on the battlefield. >> no words of condemnation can stop the russian army. what can stop them is the ukrainian army equipped with modern weapons coming from our partners. correspondent: moscow has blamed western military support for prolonging the war. translator: once particularly cynical here is the position of the states that are pumping up ukraine with weapons. they don't even hi it, the goal to draw out the war as long as possible to wear down and we can russia. this conflict by the collective west remains unpunished. translator: well, really, you
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will not be punishing yourselves, sirs. correspondent: russia's veto and the security council means any u.n. action on the issue is unlikely. nicole: our dw correspondant is at the united nations for us. earlier, i asked what her main takeaways were from the security council session. correspondent: the biggest take away is really that after we have seen a sense of shock the first time vladimir putin threatened implicitly with using nuclear weapons. this time, there seems to be a sense of outrage that also has reached the highest level of the united nations, whose role is to find peaceful resolutions to resolve things, and he was essentially the world's chief diplomat. even he feels a redline has been crossed. he spoke of the war waged against human rights themselves, and although there will not be
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any resolution or physical action coming out of the u.n. because pressure can veto anything in the security council, there is more than -- because russia can veto anything in the security council, there is more than resounding condemnation, not just from the traditional west, with china voicing something that in the chinese way of things could be seen as criticism. china vowing to maintain a balance, but also coming out in favor of maintaining international borders. so that is something that can be read as implicit criticism of russia with the overarching concern of the global economy, but also a looming crisis like climate change, hunger being exacerbated by the conflict. nicole: everybody made their case, some arguably more convincingly than others. is this debate going to change anything? michaela: well, it will not achieve anything in the sense of the un sending peacekeeping
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troops. that simply isn't possible because the security council itself would be the body that has to decide this. russia would not go nowhere new that, but what it has, started to russia on the global stage is that it is increasingly isolated, that it is taking risks, even with partners like china, and that could become a motivation for vladimir putin not to push this even further. although, he does appear to be a leader who is under pressure. and when you talk to people behind the scenes here, there is also concerned what could happen when somebody is pushed into a corner. so that is the big guessing game now. we have what is essentially a mock referendum over the region coming up now. if russia declares that as its own territory, then the next big question will be how will the
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west react and will more weapons be sent? it is the world stage this week and then back into that real conflict on the ground at the heart of europe really. nicole: thank you. vladimir putin's escalation of the war is running into increasing opposition within russia, as well. police have arrested more than 1300 people demonstrating against the call up of reservists at nationwide protests. flights out of the country are selling out as people sees what they fear could be their last chance to leave -- seize what they fear could be their last chance to leave. correspondent: making a touchdown in istanbul a day after russia announced a military draft. many russian men are jumping on whatever flights out of austell they can find -- out of moscow they can find. turkey, where visa is not required for entry, is a popular choice. >> the mobilization is one of
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the reasons why i am here. i feel like not really lots of russian people want to fight and want to be mobilized, so that is it. correspondent: in serbia, short-term russian visitors can also enter visa free. fully packed flights arrived from moscow. panic surged the demand for one-way flights, lights are turkey, serbia, and armenia and azerbaijan have entirely sold out. reports of mass exodus of young men have been downplayed by the kremlin, which claims the situation is exaggerated, but those arriving in serbia say the fear of conscription is re al. >> the war is horrible. it is ok to be afraid of war and death and said things. it is hard for everyone. it is a difficult situation.
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correspondent: at the land border with finland, a long queue of russian cars has lined up to us. finland is now russia's last remaining eu neighbor that stills allow the entry of russian visa holders. but while finland preparest abandoned entry of russian tourists, and as lights out of moscow become unavailable, it may be now or never for those wanting to avoid the draft. nicole: mike martin is a war studies fellow at king's college in london. i asked him how big a problem resistance to prescription could become for vladimir putin. mike: i don't think the protest has had many instances, and he has weathered them quite well. but it will do though is t soldiers who do get conscripted, they will not be happy about going to ukraine. of course, unwillingly troops,
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great soldiers. nicole: putin has called up 300,000 reservists. what sort of difference will that make, especially if they are poorly trained, poorly motivated? what do you think? can they be a dealbreaker in the stalled conflict on his side? mike: yeah. the short answer is, no, they will not change the price of fish. you have two options when you artaking civilians or reservists with little military training and trying to turn them into soldiers. can put them through a three or four month training course to tu them into actual soldiers, in which case they will turn up in ukraine in spring, or you can put them through a two week crash course. but then they are little better than civilians. mode war is complex. untrained soldiers die quickly, so eitr way, i do not see this
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having a big impact on the course of the war. nicole: there have been reports that up to one million reservists could be drafted. the kremlin has denied that. what is your assessment? is this just the beginning of a much broader mobilization? mike: it could be. i think that rather than this mobilization being about improving the military capability of russia, i think it is directed at the domestic market in russia, so putin took a lot of flak recentlfrom the right-wing and ultranationalist in russia when the russian army collapsed over the last two weeks. so what putin has done is he has done this mobilization as a way of demonstrating to the white -- right wings in russia that he idoing something to get control of the war. nicole: another big story was the prisoner swap, ukraine and russia treated prisoners and
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what is the biggest swap since the start of the war. russia released more than 200 cap its, and ukraine -- captives, and ukraine some 55 russians per what is the numerical imbalance tell us? mike: great question, not just 200 person or's but two brits, an american, and other foreigners. and many of the people who defended what the russians label leas -- as nazi terrorists. previous swaps, one in 2019, for example, it was on a one-to-one basis. one russian for when ukrainian. this shows that ukraine has had the upper hand in the negotiations. nicole: mike martin, at ng' college in london, thank you. mike: thank you. nicole: now a brief look at other stories making headlines today. the prime minister wants the eu
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to lift sanctions against russia by the end of the year, a orting to a pro-government newspaper. -- according to a pro-government newspaper. he has been critical of sanctions, claiming they are only damaging its economy. germany's parliament has been debating stepping military support for ukraine. the discussion exposed >> in the governing coalition. they favor more military assistance but central left chancellor insist germany should keep in step with nato allies. no nato member has yet supplied ukraine with battle tanks. the former pakistani prime minister has appeared in court. he apologized for his outburst against a female judge during a rally last month, which was interpreted as a threat to the judiciary. apology may allow him to stay out of prison and avoid contempt charges.
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a u.n. backcourt in cambodia has upheld a genocide conviction against the last surviving leader of the regime. he was jailed for life over the mass killings of ethnic minority vietnamese. about 2 million people were killed during the rule in the 1970's. there is growing international outrage over the death in iran of a woman being held in custody for allegedly breaking a rule on wearing head coverings. u.s. imposed sanctions on them a reality police, who detained the young woman. in iran, 17 people have been killed in the biggest protest seen in years. the president says that death is being investigated. correspondent: defiance against iran leadership. woman are burning their headscarf, expressing solidarity
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with the young iranian woman who died in the custody of iran's morality police. all for not wearing her headscarf properly. widespread protests are erupting across iran, and women are at the forefront. their demand, wearing the hair concealing his job should be a choice, not a law. all women in iran are required to cover their heads, regardless of their faith. translator: force has never been effective anywhere in the world, and an hijab should not be a law. hijab is a choice and should not be forced. i like to wear it. beenish: mahsa's death has
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sparked outrage worldwide. president biden pressed solidarity. with the protesters. >> we stand with the brave citizens and women in iran who right now are demonstrating to secure their basic rights. beenish: iran says it is investigating the death of mahsa amini and accuses the west of hypocrisy. >> iran considers the double standards of some governments vis-a-vis human rights as the most important factor in the institutionalization of the violation of human rights. beenish: in iran, protesters continue to be arrested. there are reports of many being killed. the government is also calling the resistance by blocking the internet, aching it harder for people to organize protests. [screaming] nicole: how scared is iran's regime of the spreading protest movement? we were told more.
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guest: what we are witnessing right now is actually what is also significant for these protests compared to other protests of the previous years. for instance, because what we see now is the scenes that we have seen on the report of women burning their hijabs, women on the streets without the headscarves, actually, we've never had this before. we have had campaigns where women put off thecarf, and women who are fighting. for the lt 40 years, basically the last protest right after the islamic republic was funded in the 1980's, but what is different now is that these women, they actually are challenging the main pillar of
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the islamic republic, which is the mandatory hijab. so, of course, it is scary, and on the other hand, until now, we have seen a lot of, you know, security forces, a crackdown. there are some cities, especially the kurdish province, where they -- i could not even watch the videos because you can see how they opened fire on people and shoot them, but, still, after say what we are seeing now is people are still very determined. they are angry. nicole: the usual means of repression, violence and intimidation and restricting internet access don't seem to be working this time around. people are not deterred. people keep going out. why is this, you think? lda: because, you know, there is so much frustration and anger , and for the basic human
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rights, actually, but, also, the thing is that what i see, and it is different than the years before is nobody really saw security forces coming up. people would run away. what i see now is people standing. people standing together, opposing them. and you see also police and security forces running away. on the other hand, i think that they are kind of still waiting, as long as the international attention is there, as long as the president is in new york, my theory i would say is that he will be back, they will be harder crackdown. nicole: that is a grim outlook, the head of dw's persian service, thank you. yalda: thank you.
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nicole: and here in germany, the boom to stock our limit has begun an investigation into last year's botched evacuation of troops out of afghanistan. it will focus on the many afghan assistance left behind during the chaotic withdrawal, making them targets for the taliban. correspondent: these images from afghanistan shocked the world. afghans fleeing the country. after u.s., german, a allied troops withdrew, ending a 20 year mission. western backed afghan forces crumbled, and the taliban weekly regaed power. >> the taliban were stratic, and i think sometimes i had the impression they were always three steps ahead of our strategy and negotiations. correspondent: germany, like other countries, faced intense criticism over the outcome. berlin is accused of having misjudged the security situation in the country.
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the failures on the consequences now a subject of german parliamentary investition. >> i think this will be quiet a sensitive issue with very sensitive discussions, so i think, yes, maybe we need some clity about what went wrong in the end during the evacuation. correspondent: critics say german organizations have abandoned local staff members and families, leaving them at risk from the taliban. more than 6000 afghans are still waiting to be evacuated to germany. nicole: rdw political correspondent told us more -- our dw political correspondent told us more. correspondent: the job is to assess what went wrong, but not just during the chaotic phase of the evacuation, but also what happened in the months before that. who took the wrong decisions when? it is basically within the government that was in charge of them, and also looking at white federal agencies got it so wrong.
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this commission is going to look at the events between february 2020 and september 2021, at least from when the so-called joe harr agreement was signed between the den u.s. president donald trump and representatives of the taliban. that was the starting point for the withdrawal of u.s.roops and allies like germany, where germany, like others, did not feel informed properly by the u.s., and then the end of the official evacuation that was so chaotic in the end. and the intelligence agency is one of the agencies were lots of misjudgment happened. just one example, on the friday before the taliban conquered kabul, germany's foreign intelligence service was still saying behind closed doors that they are not expecting the taliban to take kabul before the 11th of september. that was crucially wrong, and this commission n will then also have to ultimately make recommendations as to which
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consequences have to follow because some people were in power there and still in charge now. nicole: health officials in syria say cholera has killed at least 40 and infected hundreds more. it is the first outbreak since the war in syria began more than a decade ago. aid workers are warning that millions of displaced syrians are not risk. -- are now at risk. correspondent: dehydrated, exhausted, desperate. children at this public hospital are showing signs of cholera. the number of patients and confirmed cases is rising rapidly. mothers and grandmoths watch over their children with grave concern. >> they have been here four da and still have a high fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. correspondent: children and the elderly are most at risk. cholera can be fatal if not treated quickly. the hospital only has enough medication to treat every second
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new patient. if international organizations do not help was quickly and ensure we have enough clean water again, there will be a catastrophe. daniel: water in northstern syria scars. people here -- scarce. people complain that turkey has cut off their supy, and that even the rivers have dried up. turkey controls the water treatment plant that they rely on. the city is being forced to get water from dirty sources, which means these are the ideal conditions for cholera to spread. hygiene standards are low in the entire region, and hundreds of suspected cholera cases have been reported. translator: the water containers are not clean. they have not been cleaned or disinfected area. there is no disinfection being placed. daniel: in these camps, the situatn is parcularly dire. their home to some 15,000
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internally displaced people who were driven out of their cities and villages near the border with turkey. what little water there is is dirty. the number of cholera cases is rising fast. fatima is worried about her niece, who has been admitted to hospital with severe diarrhea. translator: the doctor said she may suffer from poisoning. at first, there wasin the hospital. she is still there. daniel: there is major concern about how fast the disease will spread in the count. camps are always a ticking time bomb when it comes to diseases like this because there is so much contamination. aid organizations are warning of a cholera epidemic in syria, adding further sub or into the crisis stricken country. nicole: novak djokovic chaz
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hailed the retiring roger federer -- has hailed the retiring roger federer as one of the greatest athletes of all time rate he says he will leave a lasting legacy for tennis. the 41-year-old swiss great will play competitively for the last time at this week's labor cup, turning out 14 europe alongside rafael nadal, andy murray, and djokovic. the three biggest rivals of his glittering 24 year career. he has struggled with injuries as of late. >> this is going to be his last match, his farewell this weekend, so that makes this occasion even greater because he is one of the greatest athletes ever to play sports, any sport, and his popularity on and off the court speaks for itself. i'm sure we are going to have a blast this weekend. nicole: after delivering dazzling images, like this one, distant galaxies, the james webb's -- james webb space telescope has turned its powerful gaze on our solar system.
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these images of neptune are the first it has captured. they offer an unprecedented view of the planet and infrared light, including the sharpest use of the planet rings in decades. the last time they had clear picture of neptune was in 1989, when nasa's voyager ii craft flew by. here is a quick reminder of the top story we are following for you. do you and secretary-general -- the un secretary-general described the latest irrelevance of the war in ukraine as dangerous and disturbing. russia's foreign minister rejected western accusations rate i will be back after a short right to take you through the day. -- short break to take you through the day.
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>> these are the headlines. ukraine is the urgent issue at the un security council. deaths reporting in shelling in donetsk. israel's current prime minister says the two state solution is right for the country. but palestinians must put down the weapons and prove how moscow will not take over.
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russians are fleeing the country in the wake of the mobilization call from president putin. ukraine's president calls on the russians to protest against putin's mobilization. this is live from paris. anchor: thank you very much for being with us. the rx secretary of state antony blinken says vladimir putin should be held to account. reporter: president putin picked this week as most of the world gathers at the united nations
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together fuel at the fire shows utter consent contempt for this council. the very international order that we have gathered here to uphold is being shredded before her eyes. we cannot, we will not allow president putin to get away with that. >> what is the cynical is the position of states that are pumping ukraine full of weapons, training their soldiers. the goal is obvious, to drag out the fighting as long as possible in spite of the victims and destruction in order to wear down and weaken russia. that policy means the direct involvement of the west in the conflict and mix them a party to the conflict.
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reporter: across of nuremberg should be heard today. the prosecutor of the international criminal court told the security council there were reasonable grounds to believe that war crimes have been committed in ukraine. they described a catalog of cruelty against civilians and prisoners, mass graves, torture, sexual violence. the council called for russia to be held accountable for elected atrocities carried out by russian soldiers. antony blinken told putin to stop the horror he started and stopped putting his own interest before the interest of his people. he said putin chose to expand the war and render a diplomatic solution impossible. lincoln said it shows contempt for the united nations.
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he wanted to talk about accountability and within 30 seconds he was claiming that neo-nazis in ukraine were the ones who started the war. he said russia is saving ukraine from itself and that it has become a totalitarian state. after he spoke, he left the chamber and ukraine's foreign minister said russian diplomat's flee almost as quickly as russian soldiers. they think the security council allows them in an imperial style. russia is a p5 member and a has of you know. mark: we stay with ukraine where
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the president's call in on russians to protest against vladimir putin's mass mobilization. many russians continue to flee the country. this is in the wake of putin's call up of the 300,000 extra troops to fight in ukraine. it is basically massive conscription. germany says it will welcome russians fleeing a call. flights are sold out in the hours following putin's declaration. this is a checkpointn the strike tflee t country.n since vladimir put announc 300,000 troops, the priceof flights out of moscow has tripled. turkish airlines flights to istanbul are all booked out until sunday.
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turkey is one of the countries that admits russian nationalists without visas. another is armenia where flights from russia had beenold out. >> the situation is what made me want to fly out. i would have commented on everything if i couldome up but you know what could happen to me if i did. i think everybody understands nobody supporting the war. reporter: the kremlin denies there is any exodus. >> news reports that there was a rush of people at the borders are exaggerated. there was a lot of fake news going on. reporter: germany has said will welcome deserters from the russian army, but lithuania's prime minister strongly criticized russian people who she says wanted the war in ukraine and asked them met to come to her country.
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-- not to come to her country. he llp, the current is really prime minister says a two state solution is the right thing for israel. and that palestinians must put down weapons and prove that hamas will not take over a future palestinian state. he was speaking at the un general assembly. >> an agreement with the palestinians based on the two state if the right thing for israel's security, economy and for the future of our children. peace is not a compromise. it is the most courageous decision we can make. peace is not weakness. it embodies the entire might of the human spirit. mark: let's bring in further
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analysis. good evening to you. give us your reaction to those words. calling for a two state solution. >> she is right. -- he is right. two state solution is probably still the better option compared to other solutions on the table. it is the best thing for israel and the palestinians. but where is the courage and the willingness to take the steps that would create an environment in which peace negotiation can take place? if this is what he thinks, why not invite the palestinian president for a meeting and
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start talking about it? those are great words to say in front of the general assembly, but we would like to see action. we want to see measures that actually create confidence among palestinians that israel is actually ready to end occupation. israel is in the medieval -- middle of election campaign. we have to wait for november to see if there is a government that the former government is actually capable of taking these courageous words into reality. mark: their big question marks politically speaking about what is happening in israel. do you think his words will get
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wider support with israel among the people? >> it will get both. it will get criticism from the right, including one of his predecessors. and get some from the center left. it is interesting to see that when he says if you vote for me, i am going to form a government and show courage and negotiate peace, but in order to do that, i need a majority in from the response by the right, they say this is a sellout. if you want peace based on two
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state solution, vote for me. it is a gamble and we will see if it pays off. mark: on the other side of the break wishing, she is talking to the authority -- the palestinian authority. that does not include hamas or islamic jihad. >> the dynamics within the palestinian society in the political society. with mounting social, political issues waiting for to see what the succession will be one from one point to another replace.
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of course the separation between gaza and the west bank, between hamas and thought that, they project weakness by being so divided. at the same time, the international community, instead of sitting on the sidelines and saying there was nothing more to do, we have tried everything, they should use the speech like this and push the sides into negotiation and take the measures that can actually move towards constructive negotiations. mark: we will see how it all develops. thank you so much. we appreciate that balanced look at the possible developments. thank you so very much for joining us.
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we will watch for all developments and bring you some reaction later from jerusalem. next, the death toll in iran's anti-police protests stands at 17. they are angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody. iran's president speaking at the un general assembly since the death in police custody will be investigated in full. >> it is an incident that is being investigated and what is being attributed to what occurred to the lady and what is being spoken of today, talked about vis-a-vis her death, whether there is a per default, it must certainly be investigated.
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i contacted the fily ofhe deceased at the very first opportunity. i assured them personally that we will continue steadfastly to investigate the incident. mark: iran's president there in to brand. -- tehran. the country's mounting crisis continue to encounter security and forces. reporter: the authorities are obviously concerned and they are seemingly taking a two-pronged approach. on one hand, they are seemingly trying to sympathize with the death of the woman. you have the supreme leader's men reportedly vit the family.
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on the one hand, they are seemingly sympathizing. on the other hand, the crackdown is unmistakable. the research data security forces out, there were clashes. they are sending a message to people, do not come out on the streets. this seemingly two-pronged approach has not worked yet. the protesters continuing to come out. a lot of people anxious to see if they will continue tonight. mark: iran's president speaking from new york. the violence surrounding the purchase continues in iran. french health care workers are on the national strike, same conditions have become worse since the start of the covid pandemic. 3.5% pay raise is not enough.
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reporter: at 52 years old, she has spent half her life as a nurse in a public hospital. in 2018, she reached her breaking point due to major staff shortages and increased pressure. >> you have your patient who was unwell and the stress reassuring yourself i will have a doctor on hand, because even if you are in surger he is not actually at the house but with the patient's. you have to do your best, but you are not a doctor. you cannot always wait for a doctor to arrive to prescribe a blood test or painkiller. reporter: more more public health care providers are being constrained by these working conditions. strike action from hospital and health care workers have been continuous as they call out the lack of resources.
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nearly 50 cities across france demonstrating in june. highlited the growingemic only discomfort within the sector. >> we are confronted with this issue every day. colleagues are put in dangerous situations while pushing them to the limits of wh they can do and overworking them. they are trying to make hospitals function not as a public service but as a profitable business. reporter: according to the french health care workers association, nearly 60% say medical workers show signs of burnouts. three employees take their lives every two days. mark: we will be watching that story very closely in france. business now. kate moody joins us. the government is reversing a ban on fracking. >> it is a very controversial
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moot as you indicated there. prime minister liz truss argues it is a crucial step to lower energy costs and ensure energy supplies all of the founder of one of the uk's first fracking firms has domestic as a political adjuster. the band has been in place since 2019 because of safety concerns. our reporter has more. reporter: digging up a long-running debate, england left in its fracking ban on thursday in the hopes of bringing the u.k. closer to energy independence. >> in light of putin's illegal invasion of ukraine, strengthening our energy security is an absolute priority so it is right that we've lifted the pause to realize any potential sources of domestic gas. reporter: liz truss says fracking will help produce
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british consumers as energy bills go down. but the founder of the uk's first fracking company says gas distraction and the u.k. would be impossible at any meaningful scale. >> i do not think there was any chance of fracking in the u.k. in the near term. it is not practical. reporter: the company's ceo says they welcome the government's decision. while fracking in the u.s. has been used for decades, fracking was banned in the u.k. after industry regulators said it was not possible to predict the magnitude of earthquakes they may trigger. environmentalists argue it contaminates water supplies and hurts wildlife. the government's announcements sparked back question thursday. moratoriums on fracking in scotland and wales will continue.
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>> in france, president macron has inaugurated the country's first offshore wind arm on the atlantic coast. the elite windmills will be plugged into the energy grid at the end of this year. reporter: in a visit to france's first offshore wind farm, president macron promised legislation to speed up his country's transition to renewable energy. currently a project like this one can take up to 12 years to become operational. solar firms take six years. -- solar farms take six years. >> for small projects we must do it even faster so a new law is in preparation, but what is also key is reducing red tape. i want us to go twice as fast for renewable projects. it is possible. reporter: in 2020, the european
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union produced 22% of its electricity from renewable sources, but france labs behind that average. -- lags behind that average. wind and solar only generates 7.6%. macron wants to see more when firms like this one. he has also pledged to cut red tape for nuclear projects. none of these measures will only be the pressure -- alleviate the pressure on households in the short term. >> the bank of england has raised interest rates for the seventh time in a row. it is part of the bank's efforts to control inflation which hovers near 40 year highs. the bank downgraded its forecast
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for economic growth, saying he believes the economy is already in recession. the central banks of switzerland and norway also impose rate hikes this thursday. wall street continuing its downward trend. we saw the s&p 500 slumping to its lowest level since mid july. the nasdaq down about 1.3% at the closing bell. we saw the european markets sharply lower. the reaction from markets not unexpected because they are very concerned about higher borrowing costs and this looming risk of the global recession. mark: kate, it is extremely important. thank you very much.
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great to see you. there are pro-russian accounts on social media claiming the horrific images of mass graves and mass killings are in fact ukrainian propaganda, all fake news according to the russian accounts. reporter: the images we will fact check today we have seen in the news of the mass graves found in ukraine, where more than 400 bodies were found on september 16. the kremlin swiftly dismissed these discoveries as lies. it is no surprise that many pro-russian accounts have spread misinformation regarding these mass graves in ukraine. notably, this tweet published by
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the russian embassy in south africa or where they claim this information on the mass graves are fake propaganda. let's take a look to this tweet posted on september 19, where they say head of the ukraine presidential office published a photo of graves, putting the blame for their deaths on russian troops. look at the date of the death march 9, 2022. this indicates another fake ukraine propaganda. indicating that these graves right here do not belong to the russian-ukraine conflict, even though russia's invasion began at the end of february.
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posted with the intention of confusing and spreading misinformation. mark: it would be easy looking at it to presume anything that is an out russian account is fake news but since we are fair-minded people, we try to verify. reporter: we can confirm these mass graves do exist. we have our first strand of proof with the satellite images of the entrance of the cemetery. these are satellite images for
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march 2022 and august 2022. let's take a closer look at the satellite images. here are satellite images in march 2022 and here they are at the entrance. this is from august 20 22. if we take a quick look we can already see the images from august seems more condensed. we can also see that many graves were added on to the cemetery. these are graves right here come out right here these are graves, right here these are graves as well. the images from march 2022 we can only see this dirt road with no graves in it. so we can see the evolution of the cemetery in the span of six months from march to august. mark: the more i hear, the more
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shocking becomes. do we know who the punch bowl are -- people are? who is in the graves? reporter: we have not been able to independently verify this information, but according to ukrainian sources, the graves we see in the photos belong to a family that passed away due to russian attacks on this date of march 9. close sources to the family confirm this family want missing back in march and that the building they lived in was a target of russian shelling and that one of the victims was about five or six years old. mark: thank you. major investigation of course underway to ascertain what happened and who was responsible and bring them to justice. for more news, stay with us.
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