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places with a female hostage he managed to leave a mobile phone on for the authorities outside that supermarket to listen in when they heard gunfire the police got the cue to move in there they discovered trauma being shot he succumbed to his injuries on saturday morning well this is how the tragedy unfolded on friday in the last twenty four hours a gunman hijacked of kaffirs off in the outskirts of the turn of caracas sought to roam but ten o'clock in the morning there at the same time shooting dead one person and seriously injuring the driver shortly afterwards he opened fire on a group of police officers who were jogging wounding one of them in the shoulder the gunman then drove to the nearby town of thread where he stormed the supermarket where we just spoke of and killed two civilians and a police officer here's what one eyewitness saw pleasure in the movie i went shopping with my wife and sister in law after some time we had an explosion well several. i saw a man lying on the floor in another person who was very educated with
a handgun in one hand and a knife in the other yelling allahu akbar. after that i took my wife and my sister in law and some customers nearby and were going to look for shelter i put them in the butcher's fridge closed from the inside the killer's been identified as a twenty six year old french citizen of moroccan origin he was known to the police for petty offenses and low level drug crime was under surveillance despite that a number of local said they would never have suspected him of being radicalized. it's peaceful here where you see the like any out there he was very kind very sociable i do orrible he overeat sweets to the children and he's a terrorist. shocked but not surprised because there was a bad atmosphere in the city for some time there's been a number of terror attacks and fort hood attempts in france since the beginning of twenty seventeen in february last year a man attempted to enter the louvre museum in paris with a machete while an attacker was stopped at all the airport a month later then
a police officer was shot dead last april the show's elisa and in october two young women were stabbed to death at a railway station immerse a former british police officer peter kirk i'm told is even potential attackers under surveillance can still slip through the net i know the french and various other countries of. the security services and their intelligence catherine. oh over recent years particularly after the spate of really serious incidents that happened in two thousand and fifteen and so thousand and sixteen this sort of attack it's the sort of thing that will get through the very best of intelligence gathering. functions it's a small town in the middle of nowhere it's not in a big city it's not predictable targets it's relatively low tech yes there's a firearm involved but they're not that difficult to obtain if you put your mind to
it of god criminal connections we have got thousands tens of thousands hundreds of thousands more people with some question mark against them and we've got resources to look at them and some on fortunately will get through it's as simple as that unfortunately american youngsters are rallying for tougher gun laws they're getting support from around the world it's one of the stories we're covering since we come back.
first. practices are still surprising the recent appointments of mike and john bolton have left an impression on friends and foes alike impact on american politics. the u.s. government's narrowly escaped another shutdown after president trump reluctantly signed a one point three trillion dollar budget deal backing down from his threats to veto it but he didn't shy away from showing his true feelings about the bill claiming he
was forced to approve it for the sake of the military i will never sign another bill like this again i'm not going to do it again nobody read it. it's only hours old we had no choice but to fund our military after a lot of heated debates stressful afternoons and sleepless nights donald trump has finally signed the spending bill he had previously threatened to veto and as all the drama was playing out on national t.v. americans were googling a new word omnibus. this omnibus i'm the. budget bill this bill bipartisan the midst of the biggest budget in the omnibus the . situation. translated from latin. now the bill contains basically the entire federal budget and if it hadn't been signed into law by donald trump at this point the u.s. federal government would have shut down again senator rand paul of kentucky took to
twitter to expose some of the more bizarre things contained in the over two thousand two hundred page bill that contains over one point three trillion dollars in legislative spending. two hundred forty seven a little over thirty billion dollars for the department of energy. expenditure. i found i found the. president trying one to know wait a minute section says defense can spend what funds it's time to enhance the border security of jordan lebanon egypt and. nine hundred sixty one million dollars to destroy chemical weapons he wasn't exactly convinced to pay billions to develop weapons we now find to contention related to the issues of immigration democrats wanted protection for the docket kids these are people who entered the united states illegally under the age of eighteen trump wanted twenty five billion
dollars to fund his notorious border wall at the end of the day and nobody got what they wanted the docket kids weren't even mention anywhere in the bill. meanwhile trump got a mere one point six billion dollars for his border wall that's supposed to be nearly two thousand miles long so the federal government is not shutting down they'll be free to keep spending americans money despite the fact that we're already twenty one trillion dollars into debt congress is now taking a two week recess on capitol hill it's not hope and change or make america great again the name of the game is gridlock. the seventeen year old palestinian girl has been sentenced to eight months in prison for slapping and kicking two israeli soldiers head to mimi. guilts as part of a plea bargain with the israeli army. you
may recall the stories that are so you're seeing there took place next to the girl's home in the occupied west bank it was filmed by a mother the video later went viral and gained international attention her family say head to just learned in fact that a cousin of hers had been shot in there with a rubber bullet and that therefore they say their actions were completely understandable. to look at what my daughter did was the normal reaction to the occupation there is no chance of appealing the verdict because the israeli security legal system considers this verdict to be final this country does not acknowledge international law and we are fooling ourselves if we think that israeli courts seek justice. a more but israel is here to see a palestinian gain in media attention and that made them hate her for having people support that was the reason for her imprisonment the israeli police and the media wanted harassed which means that i had a fact about i had slept did not merit all the incitement against her and she is a child defending her land and home so this verdict is unjust she deserves freedom
. the moment public backlash the israeli defense forces have released a statement clarifying the case according to the i.d.f. admitted to the charges against her and apparently she also confessed to two other criminal acts disrupting the work of the military. huge event mass marches underway in cities across the united states called the stricter gun control laws hundreds of thousands are expected to take part support rallies are also being held in dozens of countries worldwide too it's called the march of our lives these events been organized by the young survivors and families of last month's parklane school massacre in florida calling for congress to take a tougher stance on gun ownership in a ban on assault weapons which have been used in a number of deadly attacks in u.s. schools lawmakers there frequently capitulate under pressure from america's powerful lobby as for student self-defense meantime now one school superintendent
in the state of pennsylvania has suggested arming youngsters with rocks meantime libertarian party politician and u.s. senate candidate brian ellison thinks homeless people are an easy target and is proposing now to arm them is i did to buy twenty shotguns and provide firearms training he says it's because rough sleepers face increasing levels of violence. but most people are statistically much more prone to be the victim of violent crimes they're easy target and they're really don't have any means to protect themselves they don't have a means to obtain the weapons that any other american citizen can can typically get their hands on i understand why people see it's alarming. but i think people fail to see the other alarming point is people want to constantly bring up the mental health of the homeless and how that's a big issue how they're prone to violence i think that's frankly something that we should be much more worried about is the militarization of the police force and
that is much more dangerous to the american people and i promise that the police kill many more people in a year then do any homeless people if we follow the letter of the law and we do the background checks like we expect to do and somebody does something that they're not supposed to do with a weapon they should be they should be held one hundred percent criminally responsible for their act. was to come for the biggest sporting event of the year with the opening of the first fifa will cup football pocket russia's black sea resort of sochi as well as much is masterclasses will cut veterans were also on hand including this weekend strike a new no go on today's opening ceremony. it's not my first time here in russia but it's my first time here in this city and i'm glad to be here if. i had the opportunity to meet this wonderful city one of those cities of the world russia is
a beautiful country a lot a lot more bigger than than my in portugal particle is a small country comparing comparing to russia but. of course russia even if he's big we have some similar things regarding culture and i'm happy to be here and i'm happy also that russia will finally. the world cup portugal is coming to this world cup crowned is the european champions they are soon to speak or one of the favorites here could you name one of the few obstacles that you expect the team to come across at this world cup a lot of guys are looking to our national team and the maybe that could be one of the reasons that increase our responsibility there has been some speculation about the fan culture in russia for example the british media especially raised concerns about
potential violence at the school so do you see that as a potential problem is a threat is not a big concern in my point of view we have to do to explain people that this football and it is not political so violence is not part of our game that's why also we are here to tell the people that. people will attend. a beautiful games beautiful world cup and we are trying to to to do this world cup one of the best the least risk people they basically are and they know political is one thing and football is and. now we're talking about football this is a loose connection the city recapture of bergen central. russia is host one of them anyway to the seventy fifth world cup but we just want to show these pictures a lot more building there's been proving to be an obstruction for sprucing up the city so. this huge t.v. tower there is there it was it was believed to be the tallest about the structure
in the world around two hundred twenty meters that's two big bens if you can pin it is no more or well but looks a big construction for that thing began back in one thousand eight hundred three it was never finished because of the collapse of the self never used to be replaced by a sports complex. meantime. cities around the world are being plunged into darkness for earth hour to raise awareness over electricity waste and climate change millions of people are taking part in the event switching off the lights for one hour in dubai people switch to candle light as you can see the greek capital athens took part in the blackout a few hours ago was first held back in two thousand and seven in australia and has since gone global with the thought so put the lights out here as well for by the way for half an hour that's the route from russia so far tonight kevin owen say first watching regional programs follow in your part of the world after the break and shaun thomas is here in thirty minutes on r.t. international for the next live use world update for you.
the most expensive fish in the world each one is selling for tens of thousands of euros it continues to grow its entire life if it was thirty years old you might have a two ton fish out there and yet they don't get that big today because we're way too good catching. it's only ramblings of a much larger population was once there was much more widely distributed we have politicians that are in office for a few years they have to get reelected everything is very very short term our system is not suited and is not cleared for long term survival and that's why we have a catastrophe so you have. for a world cup twenty eight team coverage we've signed one of the greatest goalkeepers available to us but there was one more question and by the way it's going to be our coach. guys i know you are nervous he's
a huge star and a huge amount of pressure you have to the center of the problem here with you and all the great british you are the rock at the back nobody gets past you we need you to get down there we have to go. alone. and i'm really happy to join us for the two thousand and thirteen world cup in russia meet the special one was also appreciated me to say the review p.r.t. teams latest edition make up a bigger. book. kristen charms hiring and firing practices are still surprising the recent appointments of my companion john bolton have left an impression on friends and foes alike the impact will they have on american politics.
after a tense and we're going underground is today thousands demonstrate outside yarl's wood immigrant detention center in england previously denied access to the united nations special report on violence against women coming up in the show with an n.h.s. direct to take a patient died because of a crowding at a british hospital how sustainable is europe's first universal health care system in the hands of to raise and. a former tory shadow health minister lord the call tells us charging for appointments may be this illusion and there's more explosions rock kabul what is britain still doing fighting the usa is the longest war we speak
to the pentagon's former captain matthew hoh resigned over what he says were lies about afghanistan was this a very raucous atmosphere actually for surge again backbench members should seek to imitate the zen like karma the father of a house buddhism gets named jack the pm pierce both of them all coming up in today's going underground but first to britain's universal health care system the n.h.s. where according to one leaked email a man died in the past fortnight because of overcrowding and accident and emergency this after prime minister dres in may and said the u.k. was prepared for winter the n.h.s. has been better prepared for this went into the never for a we have put extra funding in there are more beds available across the system and she continues to deny it is using the twenty zero eight western financial crisis to privatized the n.h.s. but according to those like the late professor stephen hawking who died this month evidence is being cherry picked to defend the maize government on the n.h.s.
speaking as a scientist. that insists on acceptable. citing some studies but. i just. want to implement for. patients scientific culture reza stephen hawking given permission to challenge resumes policies on the health of the high court will now not see the results of the judicial review he and others sought jordache with shadow health secretary the labor party which set up the n.h.s. was not available for comment so we went to a noisy green outside the palace of westminster to talk to former tory shadow health minister lord mccall he was parliamentary private secretary to prime minister john major and a member of parliament long term sustainability of the n.h.s. committee britain's parliament is due to debate his report and the sustainability
of the n.h.s. soon. mccall welcome to going underground on this relatively cold they are excited to be all over that it was well i think i'm going to need the n.h.s. and if it goes you know just tell me just quickly before we get on to more specific matters what the long term sustainability of the n.h.s. committee is because that's quite a title suggesting that you could have said that the n.h.s. is no longer sustainable well the general feeling is that if it carries on as it is it may not be sustainable and then need to be changes and one of the big changes we suggest which is has already been adopted is to fuse social care with ordinary medical care and because there's no doubt there's been a neglect compound of care and social care and of course the fusing of those two elements of care has been the subject of quite a lot of debate because of funding we have to make of this week's announcement that
that the nurses are going to get more money because already some criticism that whatever jeremy hunt is offering it's still about it's to a full fourteen percent sixteen percent in the index link since twenty ten well at least it's something i mean the problem has been and i've been looking back in the records and there was a statement from all the presence of the colleges the role cultures of certain surgeons physicians and so on the n.h.s. is about to collapse and we'll soon reach a situation where recovery will be very difficult or impossible you know that's the sort of statement but the date of that statement thirty years ago see every so often they have these terrible sort of. things are terrible and. things are difficult and we have to cope with different changing circumstances but if you if you look at the thing that's really changed in this country over the last twenty years it's been
a busy city epidemic blisse going to be easy. the second leg still in s. just it's just britain is the worst in europe we we've not seen life expectancy falling in germany and yes we have it is falling in germany it's falling in the united states and it's falling here and what do those three countries have in common obesity that's why it's for you see there was a paper published in one of the journals they found that thirty thousand people have died we couldn't quite make out why that was so they blame the government government cuts so i wrote to the guy and said well what did they die of these thirty thousand people he didn't know what he didn't know how could he states to to government couple ok we do know that oh it s derived data says one hundred twenty thousand lives have been lost cut short by something austerity people talking about influenza the worst flu outbreak that wasn't obesity the
excess winter deaths but wait a minute here how do you know it's not the beast because that's the worst epidemic for one hundred years that's what's killing people it's killing is killing millions it's costing billions on the cure is free less simple as that. and then people say our world is multifactorial and it's very difficult it's not multi-factorial it's simply due to the fact that people are eating too much then they say our poor people can't afford the right food but if poor people ate less of the wrong food taste we're better off we've got to educate when it is in the context of hundreds of thousands will be able to eat tonight without food bags so obviously their premier chore deaths should there be them or not to do with obesity presumably whether they do it or we have a we have two million. type two diabetics in the sky two million what's the cause of that overeating what's the cure eat less. and you can actually
cure many of these cases if they would eat less maybe why this isn't amazing more. in a bigger fashion and people look at the finances in the way it's affecting poorer communities is the fact that your apportioning it seems blame to these poor a community are here other than say to the food multinationals asked to blame no no i take that point entirely and i'm not in the business of blaming. poor people for being obese and i'm not blaming children for being college potato thing for an insult to say that because in the activity it doesn't lead to obesity obesity leads to an activity that's different to the other thing they blame israel people for getting older people have always been getting old and they've been getting older since the war when the health of the nation was at its peak but but now as you mentioned already longer have it is beginning to tail off yet but it's not tailing
off in japan is. you know we know the nerve expectancy continues to increase in other countries poor because they are not eat reason well they're not overeating yet but in africa it's not a big problem overeating and obesity i mean it's a crazy world isn't it half the world is starving to death a male office gorging itself to death and you see it all round you. obesity ok with this some other elements of this. n.h.s. as a moment you believe that there may be a conflict of interest if we can't talk about say the food industry always gonna talk about the food all over the i'm always criticizing them and they are to blame for a lot of this but they're beginning to change and instantly the press and the media in general have been very very good this last year in highlighting this problem of obesity and overeating and so on and they've highlighted also so wonderful things
like. you go into a hospital and there's a great stall selling all the food that's producing the diseases that they're teaching in the hospital and the press have been very good about highlighting that and all credit to them arguably that's to do with the creation of n.h.s. trusts in the village and privatized those bits of the ground floor of hospitals for big multinational food manufacturers and you say well yes but we've got to get on to the food industry and unpressed them because after all it was the food industry aided and abetted by a lot of university people and n.h.s. people who say it told the british people to have a low fat high carbohydrate high sugar diet which was there was quite the wrong thing and then they said that all the calories we eat is expended on excise which isn't true it's only a fraction so you had hundreds of thousands of people pounding the pavement thinking they're going to lose weight because all they do is wear out their joint
exercise is good for your general health but not in terms of reducing your weight that's the problem we can of course blame our own governments here but do you think one element of that then was lobbying in brussels in strasbourg and that's our law going all over the place yes absolutely and lobbying here in brussels all of the food lobby is very powerful but wouldn't you say that all of this started then from the meiji years the blair years of this trying to copy a commercial environment within the n.h.s. well it's a very commercial idea to get inspectors from head office look at the world we need to get rid of the tent need all these swarms of inspectors i mean a professional is an organisation which should look after itself and police itself you see and in fact you see doctors much better at policing themselves than people coming out coming in from outside who don't know anything about the subject that easy i would say that but also. as
a beachhead the royal colleges are saying it's never been as bad as it is fundamentally do you not think the problem with the whole of sustainability is the fact that we fund the n.h.s. and how as a percentage of g.d.p. that the united states doesn't way lower than germany of well it's not all that much lower than germany actually and france where are present there at twelve percent well it's a bit closer than that from other fact and actually we're probably more efficient over over zebra finch because where using far less money out of g.d.p. to pay for a public health far less it's only a few percent but it's really a few percentage points is after all the about we spend on the feds and. is quite a lot of money what. can i just ask you finally about the jamie colby has written to the prime minister about new policies necessitating immigration checks on people
for life saving treatment. what would you say about the checking of immigration status for life saving surgery that well obviously i think there's no problem with people who fall ill and emergency there's no problem there told them either where they come from we treat them and indeed i've treated many people from abroad but the problem is if they set out from abroad with a cold condition and the medical tourism yes it's medical tourism and that that is a problem and i think it's right to try and tighten up on that finally just think that one of the problems with the attlee government introduction again h.s. was allowing doctors to work private as well as for public and this is caused a structural problem with no i honestly don't think that because it's only a small percentage in fact i'm one of the advantages of allowing a little private practice is it kept them within the curtilage of the hospital
where they. we were working so they did their private practice within the cartridge of n.h.s. hospital so they're wrong or they were on the premises but that's the important thing incidentally that they i was rather like that liam us has a new youngster at the time but you know once he said in in the commons we're going to introduce prescription charges not to raise money because linda raised ten million and the total budget then was four hundred million can you believe it no he said it's to discourage people from using the n.h.s. excessively and unnecessarily so he hit the nail on the head but he shouldn't have put it on drugs should be put on going to see the doctor just the shelling because if you pay for something you do value it more and attlee realise that if you're very poor fun or not if you're very poor don't have a shilling well that there are because there are exceptions.