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holmes and they've been speaking about the shock how quickly it happened they said the photo was really very very fierce and there was very little they can do as they watched their homes burn now here in for and as they set up the rescue centers they've had a huge amount of help from people they've been bringing i close to be just offering assistance to these people who really have been left with nothing now we've heard president. saying that he's going to be providing assistance and providing more houses we can hear more from him now. after this unusually hot summer. so we need to at least provide people with temporary housing and immediately start the construction of permanent. both the russian government and the regional administrations should certainly resources to finance these needs prime minister peyton's also guarantees one hundred thousand dollars to anyone who has lost their homes that of course is not most common this time the people who have lost everything and we went to one of the villages have around us that is very very
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badly suffered very badly injured by as some of the local people find out how they were casing. they could only watch helplessly at the firestorm that claim to hate and one person's life this is the village of must love about fifteen minutes from burnished center one of the places worst affected by the fires the left many of the homes here completely destroyed. the fire wasted no time flames leaping from building to building incinerating eighty houses and making two hundred people homeless all within the space of a couple of hours while those need to move his dog i never thought fine could spread that fast but the wind was very strong it was like a hurricane police told us to leave they knew it was dangerous to stay here it was only thinks to them we're alive and we're saying god it wasn't at night because then there would have been much more victims one. elderly man desperately trying to
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leave his burning house got struck by falling why is the electric shock. friends and neighbors have been rallying round and there were many tales of courage. if i didn't come back on time my neighbor would have been burnt alive because she didn't see the fire approaching from both sides she could have been trapped in the middle of the last moment she ran out in her gown and slippers she's left without her identification and any of her documents the devastation wasn't just restricted to property some lost. i buried my rottweiler he was near the house when it caught fire he panicked and didn't let anyone approach him. he was burned a large it was a good dog people are now coming to terms with everything that has been lost but they are help is coming from many causes. come here to one of the temporary refuge centers where people have been coming up in their hundreds bringing food and
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clothes and offering help to those who lost everything in the fire with so many people left homeless the government has promised immediate help and that new houses will be built by wind in the meantime fit it is like love and reeling from fire damage left trying to pick up the pieces. for a knish. and you're watching live from moscow plenty more coming up this hour triumphant protesters country is so criminal and its actions all over the world it has no right to tell one group of people not to cross borders when it's crossing illegally crossing borders and all over the world to bomb innocent people resort to celebrate immigrants in arizona celebrate as a federal judge blocks parts of a controversial new law aimed at stamping out legal aliens also. several thousand barrels with toxic substances remain headed towards the river in russia despite the
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chinese of bodies' efforts to clean up what's your report from watches for east leaders in the program. u.s. military is desperately trying to find a source of the biggest leak in its history this week internet site wiki leaks published around nine thousand classified documents on the war in afghanistan the documents exposed the alleged killing of innocent citizens during u.s. led operations in afghanistan and there are also reports of u.s. concern that pakistani intelligence is helping the taliban insurgency in april the same website released a video showing u.s. soldiers shooting civilians from a helicopter in iraq or if he's going to confound out the soldiers that served on the front lines things like that are not unusual. you know when something that any military tries to keep under wraps civilians killed during an operation this april the pentagon saw one of its skeletons walk out of the closet a secret video of american soldiers opening which looks like indiscriminate fire in
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a baghdad suburb three years ago more than a dozen people were pretty damn it including two reuters news staff also two children were wounded the incident was investigated then the u.s. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and it's. own rules of engagement so while the u.s. military is ok with causing some collateral damage it's when civilians die in the course of action a number of soldiers who were involved in those killings now speak out and say this shouldn't be a norm of warfare you can see in a decent record a soldier with the unit that's shown in the video said it hadn't been a one time experience he went as far as to say soldiers in his unit were ordered to kill civilians in certain circumstances mccord said the message they got from their commander was if someone in your line gets hit with an improvised explosive device
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three sixty rotational fire you kill everyone on the street josh stieber served in the same unit as ethan mccord he refused to talk about the order because of as he said the threats and warnings that he'd received from his former army fellows with the secret video of helicopter killings seemed nothing unusual to him from our experiences what was shown in that video of those on camera. happen on a fairly regular basis just as the training they've gone through did not ingrid much sensitivity either he remembers one of the songs soldiers were made to sing more times on. his i want down to the market where all the children were all one shot or i will show you a chart josh and
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a group of other former soldiers are now touring the u.s. and telling people of their experiences and their regret for being there was when i was finally able to kind of put ourselves in the shoes of our of our people or our. really start to imagine how what are your people were doing to me when i was the. basis of storming into people's homes sometimes in the middle of. the children's faces. some believe that type of war the us was finding for the psychological trauma so many american soldiers are now going through it was a very disorienting and destabilizing condition of warfare for most american soldiers to try to separate the but nine populace from the insurgents who wanted to kill them that were absolutely indistinguishable from regular civilians. rather.
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eason mccord and josh stieber signed a letter of apology to the mother of the children hurt during the operation and pledged to change from the site at. our team washington d.c. and brian becker from the american antiwar answer coalition says the league documents expose and attempt by u.s. officials to save face. in its broadest context these documents prove that the war in afghanistan cannot be won and that the leaders of the us government know that it cannot be won but they don't want to tell the american people the truth because they don't want to take responsibility they don't want to have it be known in history that on our watch obama or patrol is that we lost we the great united states lost the war against an armed insurgency in afghanistan.
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and if you watch the full interview was brian becker in twenty minutes time here on our. in china thousands of barrels containing toxic chemicals continue to move towards russia after being swept into a river by floods and although chinese authorities are desperately trying to intercept the poisonous containers there are unconfirmed reports that some are already leaking their contents into the water are going off as more. basi there just around fifty years ago the water in the it was so clean it was possible to drink it straight from the river obviously over the years the situation has changed but the ecology here is now under threat of becoming even worse chinese authorities now say that they've managed to extract several thousand barrels which have been washed into the. as a result of the biggest experienced in a decade but that means that several more thousand barrels are still in the water since the river joins the. chinese located just several dozen away from
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here these barrels are currently enroute to russia. eight beers to prevent these barrels from reaching here however there are signs suggesting that the ecology is still under threat first of all out of the seven thousand barrels which have got into the water three thousand of them contain chemical substances including acids which may be harmful to the environment and there have been reports that some of these barrels have leaked these chemicals into the water and the old we also be en route towards the also been reports that some of the barrels may have sunk into the water and that creates a potential future of threat to the environment and also makes it much more difficult to extract them to the surface and since the river is a major source of fresh water in the city. and in russia's far east in general media locals are very concerned about the situation. they say they're trying to
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intercept them but i still think some will eventually end up here some say they're leaking the chemicals will come anyway. it's not the first time we've had problems like this in the winter there was a big chemical spill and we had to use what's a filter is china has to find a way to prevent the well we won't be able to drink this water it'll of course. russia are very concerned about this situation as well and the russian consulate and embassy are cooperating with authorities in china nevertheless the officials. are already planning ways to distribute fresh water to the local population in case it contamination does occur but thankfully so far the emergencies ministry which is monitoring the quality of the water by taking samples at least twice a day they see that so far they haven't found any abnormalities. and still have a sour a milestone for the i said find out the docking of
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a russian module at the international space station ten years ago made work aboard the largest construction on the possible. plus the dilemma facing german ex convicts will society take them back or see them locked up after they've served their sentences. before that north korea has demanded its experts be allowed to examine the side where south korean warship sank the vessel went down in march killing forty six sailors and international investigation accused in the worth of carrying out of her pito attack and a second inquiry led by russia has reportedly test down that saying a mind could be to blame foreign policy analyst stephen cowan says the result of the first international report raise doubts even within south korea. the lead government is not a government that is interested in peaceful coexistence with north korea. is to see the collapse of north korea and its absorption into the south. it's also suspicious
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that the south korean government's report was released on the eve of gubernatorial and local elections there's also the case of. the idea that the north korean submarine could have been operating in the shallow waters in which the cio and saying it is incredible that but one could make the argument that the entire point of this incident in the blaming of it on north korea was to provide a pretext to escalate tensions there is a large opposition within south korea to the idea that in fact north korea is responsible for the sinking of the ship. and just remind you have got much more on our website at www dot com and we feature blogs forums galleries and different stories here's a look at some of what might interest you on line today. towering inferno a group of men filming themselves while trying to escape from a burning village in russia and drab by walls of flame rag you'll sleep no one was
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hurt. now a proper launch sloppy and set up a food bank to help feed families with fallen hard times. and till november at least immigrants in arizona will be safe from new random police checks and that's after u.s. court postponed the state governors appeal against curbs on a new immigration law it's most controversial provision such as forcing a migrant workers to carry papers all times were removed shortly before the bill came into force are reports that in the book. as it is. doesn't sound like your typical immigration protests today i feel great it's
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beautiful guy one of my guys everybody was very excited bringing it in. and yeah it was. that's because just one day before the law was to be enacted i think. that harshest provisions i'm here celebrating with the believe our victory. were to be removed a celebration over one hundred a long hot days in the making. and the thing that celebrate and i mean it's not an arm or a sign immigration law is written here every single day i'm going five am to break it what are you going to lock down some of the most controversial provisions. took a guy never heard them say we think we've been pretty well you know every day twenty four hours a day this is taken over or our life and right now this is the only issue we can
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work because there's so much demand for it here move right here we're directly on a quicker bridge right on the front lines of what is a national struggle and whenever there's a national struggle money has to be made here. now. where anyone could be a patriot belong to god. and stand in solidarity with america's immigrant population. but although vendor an activist jonah clary is busy these days he's not very optimistic about the future of the hispanic community but a lot of the words that are coming here are coming here to escape the political and economic systems that we created in their country they're coming here for for the ability to live to have crude to have children to have what they need to take care of their families and their and they can't have that where they came from but largely as a result of the united states imperialism in their country a sentiment that was at kota by native born ad naturalized citizens alike blaming
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the very nation they would do anything to stay in this country is so criminal and its actions all over the world it has no right to tell one group of people not to cross borders when it's crossing illegally crossing borders and all over the world to bomb innocent people who most of these folks want to drop a different kind of bomb and i demand that the u.s. government listen to what they say their own feeling. we have here for a better future at least the first step we have to be making their voice heard in our i think you know dina the soft archie phoenix arizona and it's ten years since the international space station first became habitable when a russian module with life support systems docked with the orbiter event revolutionize the research which could be carried out on the i assess john thomas reports. it circles the globe about three hundred fifty kilometers from the earth's surface it is the largest construction in space it is
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a marvel of modern engineering which is approaching a crucial milestone moment of plan for the i.s.a.'s is a major contemporary space project it involves a big number of program participants including the united states canada european countries and japan and the station is being used as a big scientific laboratory though it is a prime example of international cooperation now the roots of the station stem from the apollo soyuz program thirty five years ago when two rival space programs of the u.s. and soviet union integrated technology for the first time twenty years later russia and the u.s. expanded on that shared experience with the goal of creating a permanent space presence for missions we were part of ride cymbal tinnies operation of both the mir orbital station and preparation for the i s s launch i remember those years the most interesting period of strenuous work which finally did to this great result this is the mark up of the capsule which is where
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astronauts and cosmonauts come to train at star city who are traveling to the international space station and it is in here that you get a sense of the significance of this capsule in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight the zarya and the unity capsules worldwatch but it wasn't until ten years ago when there's various the capsule was attached that the space station became livable . but made it possible for their crew to stay in both the station it would be impossible to build the station at the pace it was constructed that without the special part. the infrastructure was now in place it was up to the station's first crew to get everything in motion. the first two weeks were critical since a lot of the systems were being activated for the first time some russian system segments were with us systems those machines had never seen each other in earth and that was the first time they would work together. ten years on the i r s s is approaching the record for
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a structure being continuously inhabited in space and on a currently held by russia's mir project and while it was originally only supposed to be in service until two thousand and fifteen it looks like a bright future for the international space station which i think a part of our assessment was decided to prolong the station's use until twenty twenty and possibly even longer if the technical state of the station is good ensuring a continued international presence in space for many more years to come john thomas archie moscow space breakthrough there but in just an hour's time we'll take you to the world of another future closer to home. joins us on the set of russia's first comedy film fully in this format. to the future. from the cinema. this is. your stereo this is the life is probably. going to be our day
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here on. germany split over the idea of letting potentially dangerous we get fender's back into the society under current legislation violent comics can be held even after their sentences but the so-called prevent of the tension has drawn criticism from a european human rights watchdog as artist tom barton found out for most people keeping their families safe is more important than the well being of x. convicts. shifty glances and nervous stares that's all we managed to see walter h a moderate and sex offender now living in the german city of sabriel can he's guarded all day every day by a least four policeman but he's escaped from his mind as before and locals are worried he'll do it again and seeing it is very dangerous for the people. in the area because they don't know that such people.
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such people as this close with no money if you work in this building there's no police but there's since his living here there's all the day police all the people in town are talking about. and now all the people don't want him to be here because there is a school next door and there's a kindergarten. mr eight should still be in prison under germany's policy of preventive detention was designed to keep offenders like him behind bars even after a sentence was served because they were still deemed a danger to the public but it was a policy that fell foul of the european court of human rights which ruled the practice unlawful the german government argued it worked and defended it to the end it's get pushed into failing of course there's a danger to convict could stay in preventive detention for the rest of his life but to avoid the situation we have frequent specialist checks to assess their condition and he paedophile campaigner thomas brookman opposes preventive detention that's because he wants longer sentences in the first place. last year another sex
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offender not given preventive detention was released back into his community a move that still causes angry protests today now these fears are being replicated across germany got it a few of these criminals will repeat such crimes again that's the worst thing that could happen and it probably will happen because they were put away others also think the new arrangements in less than satisfactory it cost far more to keep offenders in the garden. community the behind bars the german newspaper billed put the figure at twelve thousand euros a day compared to one hundred a day in prison a large price to pay the lawyers argue it hardly provides the freedoms of daily life if he goes into a shop and there's always two people following him if he goes to a doctor two people next to him and that's that's impossible to have a normal life michael raper is now fighting for greater freedoms mr h.
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the criminals right serve little worry to most germans and just about the safety of their own families people who are concerned about this man in their midst but it's estimated there could be at least another two hundred twenty dangerous criminals released soon across germany and wall street might ease consciences in strasburg doesn't ease anyone's nerves here. in germany. look at some other stories from around the world and at least eight hundred people have are now confirmed dead in pakistan more slots eight decades you know to nations has one million people have been affected by monsoon rains with some four hundred thousand stranded remote villages a lot of roads and damaged bridges have hampered rescue efforts a state of emergency has been declared with terentia rains expected to continue in neighboring afghanistan flocks have killed at least sixty four people and destroyed hundreds of homes. in germany thousands have gathered to remember twenty one people
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who died in a stampede at the love for a music festival a week ago chancellor angela merkel broke off our summer holiday titanic church service in the western city of these burg more than five hundred were injured during the mass panic at one of europe's largest musical events the festival will never be held again due to the tragedy. and chelsea clinton the only child of former u.s. president bill and the current secretary of state hillary has married her along to . time banker boyfriend the highly secretive ceremony of an exclusive estate in new york costs three million dollars among the four hundred guests were chat show host oprah winfrey film director steven spielberg local residents were given a free bottle of champagne as an apology but extensive security operation. brings up here it is here remember there is our website from war party dot com and more will come your way shortly after.
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welcome back now let's take a look at the stores that shape the week wildfires caused by record breaking heat in russia are expanding to new areas almost thirty lives have been lost this week and the blazes have destroyed thousands of homes. water supplies in russia's far east are under threat by barrels containing chemicals from china were swept away by floods and are currently having for the border. and whistleblower web side wiki leaks published thousands of classified u.s. documents revealing cover ups in the war in afghanistan among the revelations for the alleged reporting of civilian deaths. and now let's get more on that wiki leaks story was brian becker director of the american antiwar answer coalition he explains why he believes the documents were released and who is behind it. detail accounts of the war in afghanistan thousands and thousands of these
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documents met by criticism from the white house that said this is going to endanger our troops in afghanistan and my skepticism from a lot of people what's your take on this i think what the obama white house is presenting is disingenuous and hypocritical they're the ones sending you are soldiers and marines to kill and to be killed they're the ones putting people's lives at risk and in fact taking those lives in a war that they know cannot be won but they have not told the truth about that that wiki leaks cache of documents these ninety two thousand documents paint a grim portrait that indicate that the leaders the politicians and the leaders in uniform the military know that this war is a lost cause and yet they are surging tens of thousands more troops because they believe hers don't want to take responsibility for a defeat in afghanistan just like nixon did not want to take responsibility for
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