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doing clearly, they put him in harm's way, a rural college student does interest get shot in the head and found in a river like that. something else had to be happening. the in the stories that shape the weak mass rallies that player across europe against coven restrictions, police, fire, water, cannon, and tear gas amid thousands of angry protesters. also to come a chilling effect on media freedom. that is the reaction to a draft of british law, which could threaten investigative journalists with prison if they expose state secrets and the devastation in china from what is being called the worst of flooding. in a 1000 years, dozens are dead amid widespread destruction. meanwhile, determined government is planned for not doing enough to prevent last week's record
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flooding despite previous warning. extreme weather claiming almost $200.00 lives and causing millions of dollars of damage ah, broadcasting live direct from studios and moscow. this is our international and shawn thomas. glad to have you with us as we recap. the week's top stories. i know a wave of protest has been seen across europe this weekend with thousands of people in several countries clashing with police. while rallying against coven restrictions, people are angry about losing their freedoms. even as the new delta variant is considered to be the most contagious strain of the virus, the
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the who's the same network, you will lose my job. i've been threatened to get him. why i'm here today and tables the freedom to choose it to like the french people being blackmail, we say no to the green because it creates an a and b category citizen of citizens who have rights and citizens who have no rights. freedom can't be restrict. it's against the constitutional they are crushing our right. we must be strong rebel. and when the, the the
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the, and while the anti vax movement is growing, as well as the outrage over covered passports, health care workers continue to support the measures. a british doctor told us that vaccinations are still crucial to prevent the spread of the virus. i think we will get different strains and different variance of these fires going forward. i need to be with us for a long time box. vaccines will be a really important factor in a rabbit virus or pushing back against people can refuse
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medical treatment, any medical treatment. and that's really what the bank see. certainly people must be given the opportunity to get back to me if they want. but it will only come to the question related to ask the managed feedback nations. once we see everybody who voluntary back today, whether that's not enough. if there are still real problems back to be in order to prevent people mixing with people who haven't been vaccinated for have a chance or picking up the virus, i'm passing, you don't other people while the back seat eliminate that, they do reduce the chances of locked up for reporting, that is the fate facing journalists in britain. if a new draft law goes through reporters and their sources could be treated like spies and publishing government secrets could see them jailed for up to 14 years.
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okay, but i guess you have comments. a journalist can do as much harm to britain as a foreign spot to argues the british government in this 66 page proposal, which erases the line between investigative journalism whistle. blowing and spies are all the same under the proposed new secret law. although there are differences in the mechanics of and motivations behind espionage and unauthorized disclosure offenses. there are cases where an authorized disclosure maybe as or more serious in terms of intent and or damage. what's more, the legislation seeks to remove with blue protections, even if what they leaked is in the public interest. and stead it advisors would be whistleblowers to, to go and talk to their boss if they have a moral issue with something that they're doing rather than reveal it to the public that the government is engaged in something immoral or illegal trays is an
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interesting question. what if it's their boss that's doing something immoral like the health secretary and leaks video kissing a coworker after he obliged millions to abide by his own strict social distancing measures? i understand the enormous sacrifices that everybody in this country has made that you have made. and those of us who make these rules have got to stick by them. and that's why i've got to resign officially. this new beefed up version of the secrecy. lou has nothing to do with the resignation of hancock officially, but it would have made the scandal very nearly impossible. see, any journalist who shared this video shared anything that they received problem with blue, couldn't face a sentence of more than a decade behind bars. due to the new way of defining espionage,
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including obtaining sensitive information, as well as pass it on journalists, whom are simply working on or stories can potentially face up to 14 years in prison by receiving some secret information. there's much more to it, aside from the harsh sentences and the least in the databases of potential threats . there are special powers that the government wants to give itself the power to punish and restrict individuals, be the journalists or foreign spas. if the government doesn't have enough evidence to jail them, there may be a strong intelligence case to suggest that an individual is engage in hostile activity, but to limited evidence that could be openly used to support criminal prosecution. the civil order could include a range of restrictive and preventative measures, including measures to prevent an individual associating with certain people or from visiting specified sensitive locations. currently, these proposals are being polished off at the foreign office but could soon be in parliament and make no mistake. these,
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these new secret law would give the most authors area and regimes in the world a run for their money. in the past, we feel blowing and investigative journalism as we know, it's in the u. k. dead. this is one of the biggest wide ranging attacks on grants freedom, perhaps, since since democracy came to britain, the definitions in the report are very old indeed. in fact, with journalism doesn't come up once in the 66 page report itself. fundamental to the 36 major poured into journalists can be more dangerous because obviously the u . s. is prosecuting st. julia sons as being jack. this secretary, secretary is backing a consultation document. it's against the journalist. they're much worse than spite supplies. after all can work for one government or another government or one actor
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jones. if they publish the material, everyone can see it. so journalists have to be done. that is seriously the level of logical deduction that is being used here by the british government in raising freedoms and rights of the free press here in this country that have been that have been created and modified over centuries. so that's, that's quite how dangerous the official secrets act before looks to be. china largest city is bracing for a powerful storm which has already made fall in the countries se some 360000 people in shang i have been evacuated to safety after typhoon in far earlier. john with winds reaching over 100 kilometers per hour. now, shanghai is already experiencing heavy rainfall and strong winds, with hundreds of trees, upgraded, and some property damage as well. all lights have been grounded at the cities international airports. that's 2 of them and subway and train services are also
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suspended. there are similar measures in several nearby cities as well. china is already struggling with the aftermath of record flooding, claimed to be the worst in a 1000 years, doesn't have been killed, and amid widespread destruction in central regions and authorities fear this latest typhoon could hinder rescue and recovery efforts that are still ongoing. the now while some of the flooding has receded whole streets in some cities have been turned into rivers, the authorities are ramping up. rescue and recovery operations, and many people are still missing. meanwhile dudley floods in western europe have
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claimed the lives of almost 200 people. another 300 are accounted for mid torrential rains that have caused widespread damage. last week's events in germany have led to calls for the interior minister to quit. the opposition blaming him personally for the country being unprepared for the jailers volunteers, meanwhile, are helping to clear the devastation and debris as best they can. a job made it very difficult, though, as much of the infrastructure has been crippled. now on the one hand, politicians and climate experts claim that the government knew that the floods were coming but failed to warn citizens. although officials insist the worst hit areas were alerted. either way, many are asking why it went so badly wrong with more. here's our europe correspondent, peter oliver is the for the flood struck west in germany, belgium looks in bergen benevolence, the copernicus, satellites that make your part of the european float awareness system detected
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problems where on their way for the region, people in our viola, one of the worst effected towns in germany have been critical of the warnings, or lack thereof that were given or done come to the key. no one was expecting that the warning came too late. a public announcement, 5 or 6 hours in advance, would have helped to say some essential belongings. another problem is that many elderly people didn't even understand what was going on. they didn't hear anything about it. and then they're also the foreigners. everything should have been organized better. people should have gone door to door or received a warning by phone. the history of what happened with the opinions of experts analyze what happened. today's information. you can just refer to the fact that people were informed by text message. you have to imagine how much information is being dumped on people every day already. but then they say, yes, we sent out messages instead of targeting people on the spot and perhaps getting people out of their homes in particularly hot places. visiting the thing of arthur devastate caused by the flooding in western germany. chance langler merkle pledged
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more efforts to tackle the challenges posed by climate change. quickly, chavez, fortunately, germany is a country that can overcome this financially. germany is a strong country and we will oppose this force of nature in the short term, but also in the medium and long term policy that takes nature and climate into accounts more than we have done in recent years. there had been warnings from the weather in 2016 the river far burst its bank, causing damage to bridges and other infrastructure. they were repaired, but nothing was done to protect against future high waters. not a secret that streets and bridges and all these dams are not in a good condition and nobody's investing in it. and they're just like waiting to something happens again, 5 years ago we had a situation similar to this one and a bridge in the near broke and they just repaired it like okay, for now. and nothing happened till then. and now the bridge is gone again. this
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part of germany is no stranger to flooding, which banks the questions. why were the authorities not better prepared for what nature would throw out them this time? and we'll lessons be learned from this tragedy feature all of all teeth in cologne, germany. london has also been hit by heavy rain and thunder. this weekend is turning key through waves into canals. the capital fire brigade has reportedly already received more than 300 calls for help over the flooding. and there is extreme weather in the united states. wildfires have burned almost 200000 acres in northern california. dozens of buildings have reportedly been destroyed with more than 7000 now under threat governor has already declared a state of emergency in 4 counties. norway's beach handball team has been taking a stand against sexism in the sport and decided to ditch their bikini bottoms for shorts, saying it's not just the men who should be allowed to wear them. however,
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it did land them with a very big fine. she's probably boy go, takes a candid look 2021 this summer, all show or lack thereof. in the case of the norwegian speech handball team, which has been fined 1700 years for wearing shorts than a match recently instead of the regulation. teeny tiny breed, while the old all that 3 rules mean that the norwegian beach bass are obliged to strip down apparently the athlete called a lizzie, a brain has been told to hush or what too short, a recent competition in the k. i. k. and she said that, no, i didn't get a bad binding. had to wendy 21 is getting confusing. you got transgender wait, listed at the pick, female power limby and being held to dress more appropriately and female handle has
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being punished for trying to dress more comfortably. in the case has been the region, the team actually be european handled federation for permission for playing shore, but the federation said no, they did it anyway. they was last with a fine. i have not been given a good reason. they just the telling us the, this is the room, i'm the man, get to play like this. the man rules state that the agree, the swimming chunk like short can finish 10 centimeters above the kneecap, while the women are obliged to have them on display needlessly back to alive while running around doing strenuous exercise in front inspect cases. i'm being watched on tv. good possibly have anything to do with the caliber view is watching the school way. be
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awesome because it's always a summer. very good. people at the university of alabama actually analyze the beach volleyball at the $2411.00. they found that 20 percent of the cameras shot were tight shot of play is check. wow. haven't seen percent of that camera braces. some of you. so the research has concluded, the visual coverage of the game confirmed that sex and sexuality, we use not only to promote me, but just tell this to us around the world. i love my something tells me that wouldn't be the case if the male players was mine. he needs
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us to continue to bomb afghanistan, despite pledging to withdraw from the country. by september 11th this year, your top general says airstrikes will deter the telephone from further advancing on afghan government positions. the united states has increased airstrikes in the support of afghan forces. over the last several days and were prepared to continue this high level support in the coming weeks. if the taliban continue, their attacks comes amid a massive offensive by the taliban, which now controls around 80 percent of the country. the conflict has not only claimed why you carry, but also civilians. according to the united nations, more than 100000 afghans have fallen victim to the war since 2009. there's also leaded to an ever increasing refugee crisis. micro maloof, a former pentagon senior security policy analysts believes the airstrikes will have little effect in combating the television. well, i think it's
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a little too little to leave. the tele bomb has really been on the move. and you have, you have a lot of afghan forces that have already deserted they, in fact they've gone to other countries. and this, this kind of support, i think, is a last ditch effort to try and support what's left to the cabal government. if you'll recall, the defense secretary initially announced that there would been no such air support for afghan forces. now that's been reversed after they saw the lightning speed in which the telephone has taken over. and they're just, they're just moving, moving, and they're, and they're going into strategic areas that they know that they can take very, very rapidly, particularly district capitals, biden, from the very, very start i had advocated removing troops altogether. busy from afghanistan and, and if you recall, he was also the vice president under obama when obama moved all troops out of,
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out of iraq. and we only had to go back in again. and so this is just history repeating itself. and it probably will become worse because it's the bombing will probably hit limited areas, but i don't think it's going to be effective against the widespread infiltration that the telephone has now made in the inroad that they have made into the districts and the provincial capitals after years of contention, the u. s. has finally ditched its efforts to stop the construction of the nord stream to pipeline. the project is set to double supplies of russian natural gas to germany under the baltic sea. and on wednesday, it was announced that washington had managed to eke out a compromise with berlin. separately, the russian president and german chancellor both expressed their satisfaction that the pipeline is approaching completion. leaders are satisfied that the construction of the nordstrom to pipeline is nearly finished. the russian president noted
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germany's consistent commitment to the implementation of the project, which is exclusively of a commercial nature and his aimed at bolstering the energy security of germany. and the e. u. the u. s. germany deal me in supplies will be able to bypass ukraine. but it is not entirely out of pocket que gets $175000000.00 for infrastructure development . and the current transit deal must stay in place. and that means that can still collect fees. moscow has also been warned that there will be punishment if it uses the new pipeline for political game. while the u. s. pledges to no longer stand in the way, some american officials are still upset. concerns were voiced once again at a recent senate hearing in washington, but the north stream to pipeline poses a threat to both us and you security. you told this committee that you believed at the north stream to pipeline would have disastrous effects on us national security
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. that it would have disastrous effects on european security by making them subject to economic and energy blackmail from russia, and that it would enrich and in power putin to carry out that blackmail. do you continue to believe that i do sen? german economists, we spoke to say america's attempts to stop nordstrom to violated basic international legal principles. then andrew, i get the impression that it's the u. s. that using its energy policy to further its interest. i don't think the russia had to use his gas as a political tool or weapon in the gas conflict around ukraine boils down to the fact that he was stealing gas and failed to pay bills. i see this agreement on north streams who has a victory for international law since the measures the u. s. is using. it's like the position of sanctions where america itself is not directly concerned, are completely unacceptable and thank god, common sense prevailed in the end and the pipeline will be completed represents
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a victory of sense and loss rather than that of food like it's been highly critical of the west sanction policy because the west is often imposed sanctions summarily not bothering to prove why they needed placing them on me. stations such notions at american national security on the basis of which sanctions are being imposed has no legal definition whatsoever. in the end, we're doing something that's diametrically opposite to the system of values that we prefer to adhere to. with inflation in the u. s. hitting a 13 year high, people are rapidly feeling the pinch. a poll published this week says 88 percent of americans are worried about the disproportionate increase in living costs. president biden though, claims it is just a glitch and doesn't seem too concerned when it comes to his spending plans. our experts believe in the data shows that most of the price increases we've seen are, were expected, and expected to be temporary. nobody's suggestion is unchecked inflation on the way
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. no series of times. let's check that no one checked inflation claim. now if you have a car, it costs you twice as much to run it as it did last year. your prices have doubled your daily breakfast now comes with an 8 percent price. i got milk, bacon and fruit have gone up. on top of that, you've got consumer prices that have hit their highest amount since 2008. now, despite the presence assurances, america's working families already being hard hit by the pandemic are starting to feel the pinch. the groceries are definitely and also the rents are also going up and just household items, making serious progress to ensure that it works the way it's supposed to work for the good of the american people. walk instruction material is out of this world. somebody's making some good money, and i think it's because joe biden can help families in small businesses, whether the ups and downs or as the economy recovers. i don't buy anything when asked me what the, wherever me give it says nowadays i, i truly, truly don't look,
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we brought this economy back from the brink. now biden refuses to hear those voices . perhaps you'll listen to those within his own party labor market tightness, behavior of housing markets, and asked price, it's all rising in a more concerning way than i worried about a few months ago. this raises my degree of concern at the overheating scenario. there are huge uncertainties, but the focus of concern now should be on overheating. and if that's not enough to change the president's mind on the economy, perhaps this comparison is the wakeup call he needs. the u. s. isn't the very bad position from a long term point of view. i don't see how these can and well, when we're running now, budget deficit. something like 15 percent of g d p. this is beginning to look a little bit like a latin american country printing and spending money like there is no tomorrow, as pretty clearly got people concerned. biden gave the excuse to spend is
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necessary to tamp down and station, which is ridiculous, has nothing in common. the, you can't stop the consequences of monetary printing by doing even more monetary printing, which is what it means to spend this level of money. and the fact is that biden, and all of his advisors and the political party that he represents, are big spenders. and they want to spend more money, they think that the u. s. government can go into infinite amounts of that. there's no limits whatsoever. they really believe this by nature as us. the problems are just temporary, but perhaps it's a bit like the pandemic and the economic aftermath. it's a bigger problem than was 1st thought. but it seems to be a problem that biden's apparently incapable of recognizing caleb mop and r t new york. in eastern russia emergency workers are engaged in an ongoing struggle battling fears. wildfires a disastrous mix of record heat and not much rain has contributed to the
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extraordinary intensity of the fires. authorities have even deployed fire service paratroopers to get the situation under control. the news, the 1st of all, when you are one on one with fire, you feel the heat seriously, you feel anxious, well, and then you can get injured because you're jumping onto unprepared areas. first, the dangerous treat come for. that's what we try not to work separately. when somebody's patrolling an area, they always go with a companion parachute or a pell, from the helicopter to a site. the most important thing is the safe nature. or
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i guess the situation is very serious. find where the conditions do not allow us to put out fires as quickly as we would like. these wildfires are very difficult to fight as mere complicated with mountains and wind, but it's possible to fight through the 1st. we're the 31 and a half minutes. that's when i will be back with another look at your weekly. this is our team for national the join me every 1st day on the alex summon show and i'll be speaking to guess on the world, the politics sport. business. i'm show business. i'll see you then me
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy plantation, let it be an arms race is on often very dramatic development only personally and get into this. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, a very critical time. time to sit down and talk me the with me
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i'm action or attention and you're watching a special episode of going underground, looking at privacy war colonialism in pandemic through the lens of the world's largest democracy. india is allegations of spying on political opponents, rockery, moody government, after the so called pegasus leeks. i'm joined now by one of india's most famous politicians and intellectuals, former under secretary general of the us treasury through which is discuss what the accusations against israeli spyware firm and assuming for indian global democracy. thank you so much for coming back on before we get to the spying allegations. how are you? i understand that you're recovering from co video in the hospital for a short time. i mean a you okay. i know that the per capita rate is much worse here. in britain than in india. that's right. no, it wasn't pleasant. i had what they call long coven. there was a complication of something called coded induce virus. my license, which gave me a wrong key trace sort of, it would go down to 30 some warnings and to.

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