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thousands of people across russia homeless and we went to meet one of the families to find out how they're coping with the situation. it was supposed to be a new beginning instead it was a fiery end just one day after giving birth to baby victoria we know in alexandria killings house was burnt to the ground it was one of the many inverted nish destroyed by the fierce fire tore through people's homes leaving devastation in its wake. we've lived here for five years and now this is all that remains of our home now they have to stay in a refuge the one of two in the city. to help them is it being left. when an entire victoria which means victory so i think when we come in from the fires. i think everything will be all right we've got enough help and our life has just started we've been hit way continuing and fires still burning throughout central russia many towns villages and homes remain. emergency services have been
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battling to gain control of the situation. now the situation is under control at least eighty houses have burned down during the fire at least one person died in this village probably when the man desperately trying to leave his burning house was struck by falling one of the electric shocks killed him whilst many have lost their houses to the fire kareena and alexandra remain great knowing that like they could have lost a lot more. now the country's leaders also promised to provide assistance to these people we've heard prime minister payton say that the families that have lost homes will be receiving up to one hundred thousand dollars and hopefully this will be used to rebuild their homes by october now but obviously the people having to deal with the situation that they've been left in now to breastfeed. in the head and we finish each amount of volunteers coming forward and bringing clothes and food and
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just offering general assistance to these people that have been left in this situation. i was at work when my son called me and there is a for clues to our home i rushed home but in fifteen minutes he called back instead everything is burned down and there are no firefighters here when they tried to come closer to the homes there was panicking. people from the hospital which was in flames. any one. of them to have seen my children with a friend with my children. they were frightened and shocked. and i've also heard from the russian paycheck has expressed his condolences to some of these people. everyone. and we can't control it but we can't control you know.
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the timing of those condolences very appropriate because in the russian orthodox church calendar second of august is the day of the light of the controls the rain and thunderstorms and a lot of people hoping for some the thought over the next couple of weeks because at the moment there's no sign of this heat wave they think and of course you can see behind me the destruction that these fires are causing everyone very very kingsford and the situation and ensure that more damage isn't. better sour fast reporting a story will be keeping you up to date with as full costs are just even hotter weather by next friday coming up later in the program this story is a war veteran wrong say that shooting at civilians is nothing unusual and tell our t. of how they regret their. and perilous peninsular it will some north koreans now dodge the findings of a u.s. led report that blames pyongyang for singing a southern warship in march find out why in a few minutes time on o.c.
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. this week the u.s. either to set a seven billion dollars to its war chest approved by congress after two months of delays it comes as the whistle blowing web site a wiki leaks published seventy five thousand classified american documents on the obgyn war with some suggesting the killing of hundreds of civilians has been covered up the pentagon is investigating this source of the leak and the soldier has been charged with releasing classified video of a military operation the white house says the leaks threaten national security and has also to weaken leaks to stop posting secret material but the organization is founder and editor in chief ben a song says they tried to cooperate with the u.s. administration but received no response. if you seriously to see whether that is true we did hold back people doing thousand reports for for that because they had this sort of classification that suggested maybe they contain that sort of material we approached the white house to ask them for assistance in reviewing material
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before we published the white house thought except that request. so in april we can leaks released a video apparently showing u.s. troops in iraq shooting at civilians from a helicopter shocking as this may seem former soldiers told r.t. that such incidents take place more often that the authorities would like to admit ok let's check our reports. let me 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 with looks like indiscriminate fire in a baghdad suburb three years ago more than a dozen people were recruited dan including two reuters news staff also two children were wounded the incident was investigated and the u.s. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law
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of armed conflict and its 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 eason mcu or 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 three sixty rotational fire you kill everyone on the street. josh the brewers served in the same unit as ethan mccord he refused to talk about the order because of as he said this threats and warnings that he'd received from his former army
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fellows with the secret video of how the coptic killings seemed nothing unusual to him from our experiences what was shown in that video was no uncommon and happened on a fairly regular basis just as the training they'd gone through did not angry much sensitivity either he remembers one of the songs soldiers were made to sing the more intense on going is because i went down to the market where all the children were all women shop where i was shabby and i began to chop josh and a group of other former soldiers are now touring the us and telling people of their experiences and their regret for me it was when i was finally able to kind of put myself in the in the shoes of of other people. and really start to imagine how our our if you know if people were doing to me what i
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was doing telling people on a regular basis of stones in people's homes i'm sometimes in the middle of writing kids and and children's faces. some blame the type of war the us was sliding 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 be benign populace from the insurgents who wanted to kill them that were absolutely indistinguishable from regular civilians. seven roger. eason mccord and josh sieberg signed a letter of apology to the mother of the children hurt during the operation and pledged to change from the inside out again is chick on our team washington d.c. . america's highest ranking military officer admiral mike mullen has played down
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the weekly league six possess a saying much of the information is old and its release will not affect current strategy but brian becker from the answer anti war coalition says the revelations are new and will rouse antiwar sentiment among the public. there's something very strange and hypocritical about the pronouncements that this is nothing new if you went back in one nine hundred seventy and looked at the new york times coverage of the pentagon papers which also use classified documents to tell the story of vietnam the pentagon in the media so the same thing or this is old news this is old news nothing relevant here they said the same thing during the pentagon papers but what was new was that the american people were learning about it for the first time and that's what's new that's what makes it a catalyst for the war opposition. and you can see the full interview with antiwar activist brian becker later in the program. the chinese authorities say around six hundred barrels with highly toxic
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chemicals remain missing in a river flowing towards russia while six thousand of the containers swept away in floods have been recovered there are fears some they have already caused pollution ati's ego is going off as in russia's far east which is on high alert against a threat. basi there just around fifty years ago the water in the more 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 had been washed into the river last wednesday as a result of the biggest flood china has experienced in a decade but that means that several more barrels are still in the water and since the river joins the. chinese located just several dozen kilometers away from here these barrels are clearly enroute to words russia chinese authorities eight beers
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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 really me also be en route towards the they have also been reports that some of the barrels may have sunk into the water and that creates a potential future of threat to be environment and also makes it much more difficult to extract them to the surface and since the river is a major source off fresh water in the city. and in russia's far east in general media locals here are very concerned about the situation. they say they're trying to intercept them but i still think some will eventually end up here some say
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they're leaking and the chemicals will come anyway. so the first time we've had problems like this in the winter there was a big can it will 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 toll of course. russia are very concerned about the situation as well and the russian cause and embassy are cooperating with authorities in china nevertheless the official few are already to distribute fresh water to the local population in case it contamination does occur but for the emergencies ministry which is monitoring the quality of the water by taking samples at least twice a day they see for they haven't found any abnormalities. you're watching on c.n.n. here's what's coming up the sound because. this is a baby box if a mother wanted to leave her child all should have to do would be to pull on this
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bundle and put the child inside. so baby boxes designed to save little lives are criticised by some for encouraging mothers to abandon their new born babies. a decade in space as the us sounds monks' ten years since its first residents moved in we talk to the current crew and take a look inside. the u.s. state of arizona has enact a controversial new immigration law this week but with that highly contentious police powers critics said were racist random checks on people state as we're now happening a move which has given rise to fears that ethnic groups would be racially targeted but those who oppose the new law are still far from happy about the way immigrants are treated in the u.s. i don't think. this. doesn't sound like your typical immigration protests today i feel great as beautiful guy oh my god
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everybody was so excited bring it in. and you know it was. because just one day before the law was to be enacted and i. think that harshest provisions i'm here celebrating with the flu. i believe our victory. were to be removed a celebration over one hundred a long hot days in the making. of a bad economy that happened like that celebrate and that would have removed governor brewer signed immigration law based raynier every single day on five am. right but it wasn't going to lock down some of the most controversial provisions. they say their prayers were answered with we've been in pretty you know a big day twenty four hours this is taking over or our lives and right now this is
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the only issue we can work because there's so much demand for it and move right here who are directly in the thick of it 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 can be a patriot belong to god. and stand in solidarity with america's immigrant population but although venter an activist jonah clearly 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 political and economic systems that we created in their country they're coming here for for the ability to live to have food to have children to have what they need to take care of their families and they can't have that where they came from largely as a result of united states imperialism in their country a sentiment that was echoed by native born add 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 but most of these folks want to drop a different kind of bomb. i demand that the u.s. government listen when they say you. have here or there. in the first. place and i know you know the soft ski archie feat in arizona. north korea has demanded access to the investigation of a south korean warship sinking that killed forty six sailors back a notch and now the international distribution had accused the north of torpedoing about them but a south korean newspaper has leaked a recent results of a russian that inquiry that suggested it had it in mind however i think the nation
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is hoping can found final script u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton sat there was overwhelming evidence pyongyang was to blame but north korea everyone could deny his involvement foreign policy analysts have been gallant says the result of the fast report placed the house even when someone's coming here. to 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 that the south korean government's report was released on the eve of gubernatorial and local elections there is also the case that. the idea that the north korean submarine could have been operating in the shallow waters in which the cheering and saying is incredible but one could make the argument that the entire point of this in an incident in the blaming of it on north korea was to provide a pretext to escalate tensions there is
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a large opposition within south korea to the idea that in fact north korea is responsible for the sinking of the ship. and further developments on the divided peninsular a land mine which was swept across the border from the north during heavy flooding has killed one south korean and injured another device exploded after the man tried to take it home myrto fishel sayed so unclear why they tried to take it away with them warnings have been issued to people in the area as about thirty mines have been found in the past two days. let's not check some other stories making headlines right now around the world in pakistan the death toll from the most devastating flooding in over eighty years has risen to over eleven hundred officials fear more deaths as remote areas remote remain accessible flooded roads and damaged bridges are hunkering rescue efforts some twenty seven thousand are still stranded in distant villages. eight people have been killed in kashmir as
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protests against indian wall intensified on sunday security forces fired at thousands of demonstrators killing four and then required then set fire to a police station causing four more deaths after a musician stored inside exploded over thirty have now died in six weeks of protests. the greek trying drivers heard hours they are suspending a week long strike and entry into talks with the government they say they'll return to work on monday but border war disruption if there's no agreement that action has caused a major fuel shortage with military vehicles being forced to deliver petrol the truckers walked out of a government plans to open up their sector to hard times called the country's financial crisis. abandoned babies are sometimes left in cardboard boxes all discarded in places to be found by strangers in the czech republic a special facility allows women to safely give up their newborn babies but the so-called baby box has triggered
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a controversial public reaction. to. the czech republic. at first sight they're just nondescript metal doors on the sides of hospitals and government buildings but they've already helped to save dozens of lives this as a baby box ever mother wanted to leave her child all she'd have to do would be to pull on the handle and put the child inside now it isn't just the metal container an infant would be able to survive here for several hours but usually they're rescued within several minutes by those on the other side the first one was placed in this private hospital it's still the most popular with nearly fifteen children left in five years when asked baby books as soon as the baby's placed inside the door locks on the outside and in the llama settles i remember running to the books for the first time to see the baby inside and showing it to the doctor to be examined like i felt special i think it is an amazing invention you.
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the baby box and learned is not a doctor but a writer and horse breeder but his idea was not immediately well received with protests from some clergyman and even doctors. though the baby box is high tech with three hundred twenty parts stores special places to leave unwanted children exist even in ancient times. but the government was wary of the baby blogs and didn't provide funding as if i was encouraging people to get rid of their children now the perception has changed. but it is life and christina have dated for two years and run a hostel in prague although they can have children of their own don't also like to adopt a baby box child. come from a big family i have four brothers and three forty cousins. nephews and everything so i like children they do not know where or when but sure enough it is
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a matter of time before someone that want the child will become a welcome addition to their family. artsy prog. this week marks ten years says the international space station welcomed its first residence russian life support systems and sources now allow crews spend more time in orbit to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the current occupants sent a message from space. square to be working here in our space office is the best window view traffic jams on the way to work you know though there are not many people around in space aliens haven't visited us years who know the board and luckily we are far away from the heat. and our sea sean thomas was lucky enough to get a close up look at the workings of the eye assess but with his feet firmly on the ground. 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 cosmic response 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 worked hard to vide similes 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 astronauts and cosmonauts come to train at star city who are traveling to the international space station and
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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 world watch 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 the crew to stay in both the station would be impossible to build the station at the pace it was constructed that without the special part of the infrastructure was now in place it was up to the station's first crew to get everything in motion your would be first two weeks were critical since a lot of the systems were being activated for the first time some russian system segments were merged 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.s.o.'s is approaching the record for a structure being continuously inhabited in space and on
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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 my assessment was decided to prolong the station's use until twenty twenty one 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 r.t. moscow. character dies and i'll be back with every couple all the top stories in just a moment c'est a chance. to .
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explain why it's not going.
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to show is that so much of the mayor's i mean to say if people are hearing wages of the global economy is far from out of crisis but that cannot be said about gambling it's a growth industry and it's. every month we give you the. we hope you understand how we get there and want to reach their students i'm sure they're going to be from across russia and around the world join their knowledge on r g. hello again this is see live from the russian companies at the top stories of the day of the week. a huge fire fighting effort is mobilized as blazes caused by
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a record breaking heat in russia spread a century dead already and thousands losing that has. poisoned para water supplies in russia's far east on the threat as hundreds of barrels of toxic chemicals continue floating down the chinese riba towards the country's border. turned to face her sweet victory arizona's hispanic community working as a softening of the state's controversial new immigration law but the leaders say plenty more needs to be taught. plus i've got to start secrets' the u.s. and it's been in the state budget as an internet leak of top secret documents exposes civilian deaths and cover ups in afghanistan and suggests a ball strategy in big trouble. and that's now get more of that so we can leak story with brian becker director of the american antiwar coalition and he explains why he believes the documents were released and who is behind it.
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detail of the accounts of the war in afghanistan thousands and thousands of these documents met by criticism from the white house that said this is going to endanger our troops in afghanistan and by skepticism from a lot of people what's your take on this well i think what the obama white house is presenting is disingenuous and hypocritical they're the ones 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 kinds of the.


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