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help the iraqi prime minister survives a drone bombing on his residence, which the interior ministry describes as a terrorist attack. the alleged assassination attempt comes after brutal rights and bogged out over last month's contested election. also in the weeks top stories, a whistleblower. busy report in the british medical journal points this serious flaws in the testing of fighters coven vaccine. although so far us authorities, i've been reluctant to investigate them. while infection rates soar to an all time record in germany, dante locked, done, activate plush wood, police out a raleigh against tough mute. government restrictions on canada has top court box a comedian who made a series of controversial jokes about
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a disabled singer stating that they didn't amount to discrimination. we pump the issue off for debate. the must be a stop between hatred and comedy, between violence and free speech. no one saying there shouldn't be consequences. but the argument is the consequence should not be you beaned by tens of thousands of dollars and not be allowed. centrally not allowed to criticize someone. ah, oh, bringing you the top stories from the past 7 days and right up to the moment developments as well. welcome to the weekly in rti, i'm you know me. iraq's interior ministry has condemned what it's called a terrorist attack against that prime minister early on sunday ma stuff. i alca demi's residence in the capital. baghdad was bombed by drones, although he was unharmed. ortiz policy, or has more on that purported assassination attempt. well,
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the prime minister academy escaped assassination. attend on his life emilio, as of sunday morning or hearing from the iraqi military. is that a number of grows up alotta with explosives struck the residential penis, which is inside baghdad, the green zone. and if he stephen security guards were injured in that attack. immediately following that, the prime minister took to his feet in which he urged for a screen and calm. he then appeared on state television in which he reassured the iraqi population. cowardly rockets had dried attacks. don't build homelands and build a future. we work towards building a country through respective estates and its institutions and building a better future for all iraqis. we call again for carbon constructive dialogue for iraq and the feature of iraq. as a vic, no one has came responsibility for the attempted assassination. we had with heard
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from heavily armed leaders who are affiliated with iran backed militias, and they have been protesting. the results of the general parliamentary election was held on the 10th of last month in which they had a very push showing. the supporters have taken to the streets to demonstrate and find those demonstrations turned violent where the protest started pelting the police walks in stone, and the piece is funded with a guest and some grenades. at least one person was killed in those a test with some of the meat is all the most powerful militia factions had come forward and
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o'conny blamed the prime minister way to handle these classes, the representatives and spokesperson for a broad coalition of po, iranian shia coffee has suggested that this attempted assassination attack is actually a full stag by the prime minister to try and divert attention away from the way his government handled those protests. the prime minister has ordered a probe into the caches and at the same time, he has also to compensation to the victims. now we have started receiving international reaction to the attempted assassination. this morning. we have heard from some kenny, who is the secretary of the red national security council, and he has condemned the attack saying that it can be traced back to foreign interference. he says that foreign is not to be blamed for insecurity discord and instability in the country. that has seen for news of support,
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both terrorist organization and the occupation of iraq. at the same time the united states has weighed in, they condemned the incident. they also offered assistance in the investigation for you. if of course, is busy with doing, excuse me, one, and has the deadline by the end of this year by which to finish doing this, we are following the reported drone attack. these apparent act of terrorism, which we strongly condemn, was directed to the heart of the iraq estate. our commitment to our iraqi partners is unshakable in other states sense with the government and people of iraq and colton, that he's come to rest the community. now, amid the wait minute feet with pool, and that is why washington is watching events so carefully. the united states was among the 1st countries to craze the results of last month election. so of course they will be particularly concerned and how things are developing their sures in the german company by on tech. joint developer of the pfizer cove at
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vaccine have plunged 20 percent. it follows several setbacks, including a whistleblowers report in the british medical journal, pointing to serious flaws and last year's vaccine trials. ortiz ilia. katrinka can tell us more how many people do you know who are sick and tired of daily debates about vaccine safety? well, i know quite a few and you know, what really gets me fired up about these conversations. quite often, those who do most of the talking have next to 0 expertise in the relevant science concerning medical trials for example. but what about when those who really do know better? saudi alarm over possible issues. earlier this week, one respected medical journal published an investigation in which you could read things like this. one employee said she had worked on over 4 dozen clinical trials in her career. but never experienced such
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a healthy skill to work environments as we've been tabio on pfizer trial. i don't think it was good clean dates of the employee sent of the dates of insomnia generated for the pfizer trial. it's a crazy mess. those are some pretty serious concerns, but let me give you the full picture. these were comments that the journal received anonymously from former employees of one of the firm's tasks with carrying out the pfizer vaccine trial vent avia. the authors got in touch with them while investigating the claims of a whistleblower who'd worked for entirety a for a couple of weeks before being fired, supposedly in connection with sounding the alarm over quite a list of issues including things like this. bob, with both
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the whistle, laura provided the journal with internal company, documents, photos, and audio recordings to back up her concerns. i do have to say though, we've not seen them in the article or received access some other way. and obviously it wasn't up to us to supervise is an american contractor on a pivotal trial of one of the world's most widely known jobs. the question is, did the u. s. government agency and charge the food and drug administration know about any of that. within ours, jackson received an email from the sta, thanking her for her concerns and notifying her that the sta could not come in on any investigation that might result a few days later. jackson received a call from an f t a in spencer to discuss her report, but was told that no further information could be provided. she had nothing further in relation to her report. the right people apparently did know, or at least were notified that that lead to any oversight of the company by the
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regulator. the answer is no. on the contrary, the watchdog was instead quick to greenlight, pfizer for emergency use in america. in 5 as briefing document submitted, sta advisory committee meeting held on the 10th of december 2020. the company made no mention of problems of the events of your sites. the next day, the issue, the emergency use authorization of the vaccine. a few more details that mike disconcert, a summary of f, the a inspections of pfizer vaccine trial sites said that 9 of 153 had been inspected. but none of those had been operated by vent avia and no expection had been conducted at all in the 8 months between the emergency authorise zation and the full approval. pfizer has since hired been toby up as a research subcontractor to work on for other clinical trials, the use of the coven vaccine, and children, and young adults,
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a cobit 19 trial involving pregnant woman and a trial of cobit 19 booster doses. this is a global pandemic, and in a global pandemic, we have a duty. this is the important bass. we have a duty, we have an up must duty to after other nations. it is a clear example of we look after ourselves in the 1st instance, and we are not very interested in the welfare, the well being. the recovery of other countries of cause profit is the biggest motive here. and it is an example of protecting their financial prospects in the future. okay. not an expert. and maybe the trials were actually properly conducted. maybe someone was just not a big fan of the u. s. pharmaceutical giant. but what i want to be confident about is that someone competent, whose job is to have these trials under control actually does his or her job to the
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full. or at least mentions reports on possible red flags. just to follow up on earliest story, we contacted pfizer and vent ave for comment on the claims as well as posing further questions for the us food and drug administration. they haven't responded to her queries. as yet doctor run jeter brought a consultant physician for britons and h. s. things faxing development has fallen victim to corporate. greed by the has full made is by no means the 1st time that i've been found to be acting in a way in which you can really say that their commercial interest is compromising bay clinical and research objectivity and judgment. what this really shows that it's been developed above the acceptable speed of science. i think that of course could of a applied more people to the trolley kind of adequate stuff around the trial. in appropriate wayne is a constant commercial pressure, even with a sub contractor to make profit. so to have fewest often generate results more quickly and cut corners. in this way, commercial interest is pressuring and,
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you know, what would be the best way to treat the pandemic and the best way to develop the drug. ok, let's bring you to germany. there were thousands of protesters gathered in the city of leipzig on saturday to oppose the government's latest cobra restrictions. scuffles broke out of police, moved in to disperse the crowds. several people were injured. at least 20 protesters were arrested. record infection numbers are currently being seen in germany, 9 days now in the top 5 countries for daily cases. while the latest wave is taking a toll on hospitals, the number of patients and intensive care has surge by a quarter in recent days. one doctor in nuremberg say the health care system is being pushed to the front. first, the situation is very tense. all the beds are full. we're still trying to take care of the urgent cases as best we can. on the one hand we treat many cobra patients, but we also have to provide the rest of the medical care that is normally done. hospitals all reach the limits,
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especially the larger hospitals that kind of for the most severe patients, both with and without cove, it for medical stuff, we're now in the 4th wave. annette is a huge burden. whatever. well, let's dig a little bit deeper into this because we know several german regions are not preparing hard heading new measures as are europe corresponding peter, all of our texas 3 scolded figures in germany to not make for good reading as the theatre. 4th wave is very will to whistles. if we do not act this 4th wave will again bring a great deal of suffering. many people will fall seriously ill and die. and the health services will be under extreme pressure again. around 67 percent of the german population is fully vaccinated, but the numbers coming forward has plateaued in recent months. fronting politicians to fear that a new type of pandemic could be upon us. we are currently experiencing a pandemic of the unvaccinated, which is massive. there would be few karone of ours patients on intensive care
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units. if more people would let themselves be vaccinated. the big worry now is that those people who haven't gone for a vaccination have no intention of doing so. and that may well lead to more restrictions on what people who haven't been jobs can do. if the pandemic situation in hospitals worsens than further restrictions for unvaccinated people are possible, some of germany, 16 states on waiting for a federal decision to be made. and i've already put in place new measures in bavaria mass, squaring will be mandated in schools. in the state of hassan, there's going to be a new testing system put in place for those. going to visit hospitals, old care homes, and in the state of bottom voting book, where you're going to need to show a p c r test if your room vaccinated and wants to go to a bar, a restaurant, or theater. german business leaders want the government to give them the rights to
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impose the so called 3 g system. that means that anybody who is in vaccinated recovered or tested could be bod, from employment. some of germany's biggest companies of already brought in controversial canteen segregation. employees who, being double jobs, can sit together and eats as normal. those who have nots or choose not to reveal their vaccine. status must remain in a cordoned off area where masks have to be worn when not eating. chemical giant via told r t. they may even take this further depending on specific facility needs, a separate 2 g area is also created which offers immunized to employees, a space with less distance to each other on a voluntary basis. this will be planned in close cooperation with work representatives and site management in the uncontrolled areas of the can seen the distance root of to meters from each other continues to exist. and individual sitting is offered over big names in the german business world,
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say they're reviewing the situation goods. some company say this just isn't the way forward in the contains as of today now distinction is made between and vaccinated and vaccinated are recovered and blaze. currently we're not consider in separate contin areas. we treat everyone equally with germany posting record daily cove. it case numbers, politicians, business leaders, and health care professionals all agree that something has to be done and all bracing for things to potentially get worse over the coming winter months. peter, all of a r t. the line and history to bring you know, judges in canada have rule out a comedian who joked about a disabled teenage singer did not breach his rights to dignity. comic mike ward hailed the decision by the supreme court as part of a growing backlash against counsel culture. like go j i one. this is a vest,
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i'm so happy. i think this is a good sign for comedy. i think this means the pendulum is about to swing the other way. comedians are going to be able to keep on doing jokes. i. we want to tell him about how i fell. when i 1st heard that, they yelled as a 13 years old to just think about gang because a 40 year old man say so that you should gang singer, jeremy gabrielle who is now 24, was born with a congenital disorder that causes scull abnormalities. he found fame in 2006 and even perform for pope benedict. some years later, mike ward began mentioning gabriel's this abilities in his performances undefended his act by saying, every subject cannon must be joked, abides. gabriel's family filed a human rights complaint but counted as high as court said,
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the singer was targeted not because of his disability, but because of his fame. well, mister wood received support from the comedy world. the others still believed. such jokes must face consequences with a lively conversation about it. here in our tea with a panel of guest. you know, i, i agree with the court's conclusion. i mean that they acknowledge said that this was a nasty thing that was said. but you know, it doesn't go as far as to, you know, have a legal financial consequences for this person. when mister work comes to your town, you have the option to not buy a ticket. you can ignore his podcast. you have the right to do all those things, but should he be prosecuted in a court of law that takes it a bridge way too far. in my opinion, we have to sink about. he was a child, he was 13 years old. and i truly believe we should safeguard our children more because especially in this case it was not only a child, but he was and he still is disable. so you know, the must be
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a stall between hatred and comedy between violence, you know, and free speech. god to charge and, and find a guy, tens of thousands of dollars for a joke, comedy and joking. and freedom of speech is a human right? when did this change? this is nuts to me. and you know, i have to disagree with the, the woman who spoke before this, he was not making fun of his disability. he was primarily making fun of people who thought the kid was so weak that you couldn't comment and make fun of his singing is still alive. he the only thing that's wrong with it was a little different. and he, you know, yes to where a hearing aid i, we shouldn't be treating people like so differently. i mean, have some respect for the guy. he's not some weakling that you need to defend like this. first of all, he was violence. verbal violence towards a child that was 13 years old and disabled child. i don't care if it was an address
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in his disability. he was suicidal after that. and you come be free to say whatever you want and be buying renting every way you want in that and you know in your job, cuz i'm in a shipper. now if you my cheek, my disable, you know, employee like that, i would go to court to because doubt consequences for every one of us to what we do in our life. okay. it's not only speech is an action, no one saying there shouldn't be consequences. but the argument is, the consequence should not be you being by tens of thousands of dollars and not be a last centrally not allowed to criticize someone. well, i just want to say this in response to that. i'm a lot of comedians and, and i would like to think i'm one of them. it is possible for us to have 2 thoughts in our head at the same time. thought number one, that's a joke that a lot of us would never make. i personally would never make a joke like that that's me. but another thought that i am also able to have in my head at the same time is i can see the dangerous slippery slope of having legal
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consequences for someone who chooses to make such a joke. even if i find it an incredibly poor taste and you know, free speech is just her virtue that i think it's very important and without it, i certainly wouldn't have a job. this is r t so ahead the u. s. military and says it didn't break any laws and an august drone strike the kill 10 civilians including 7 children in couple more on that shortly. ah, ah, why group monitors the compliance a wall? g 20 members with their commitments. they made up their all last summer. and what we have found is a year later on me, even the rome showman country shed complied that. an unprecedentedly
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high level, 85 percent. and i'm optimistic because that pre shaw, coven is still with us, i think, will hi, compliance with the wrong commitments on cobit too. mm hm. so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have. it's crazy, even foundation, let it be an arms race is on offense. very dramatic development. only personally and getting to resist. i don't see how that strategy will be successful, very difficult time time to sit down and talk ah,
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hello again. the u. s. military has concluded that a botched drone strike in afghanistan in august was not unlawful and showed no sign of negligence. that's despite the strike killing 10 civilians including 7 children, a not a single terrorist. the u. s. or a force inspector general announced the probes findings. the investigation found no violation of law including the law of war. did find execution errors confirmed by confir may or combined with confirmation bias and communication break, the breakdowns that regrettably lead to civilian casualties. well, they kibble troll attack was one of a final acts of the u. s. war in afghanistan, the pentagon that 1st claimed it had taken out an imminent threat on didn't appear to involve any civilian casualties. oh. busy and
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the u. s. air force inspector general said his report on this strike will remain classified because it contains details about the miller trees or a strike tactics. but the associated press news agency reported the pentagon, find no mistakes after an independent review. that's analysis also recommended that the military improve its procedures to ensure civilians aren't present before launching a strike. we spoke to former us marine corps intelligence officer, scott ritter. he believes there was no justification for the drone strike and a heavily populated area. there is nothing but negligence here from the beginning when they identified or miss identified the target to the end, when the decision was made to pull the trigger. i can't see a single legitimate reason to go forward. and yet everybody did go forward. and if
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they're not being honest about it and saying that mistakes are made, this is going to happen again. this isn't the 1st time we fired a missile that's kill civilians. it isn't the 2nd time, 3rd time board time. it's the hundreds time. and the, the reality is the united states, as known for some time now that a procedures it has in place to cerio counterterrorism strikes in a real world, you know, real time a event or are not sufficient to the task that we kill civilians. and yet we went for it anyways because there was political pressure being placed on the military to be seen as doing something. kenya has reopened a criminal probe into the horrific murder of a woman, allegedly, by a british soldier. the single mother was beaten, stamped and dumped in a septic tank back in 2012. her family believes the details of the case were hushed up. lead you the,
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i did johnny. we recently learned that is the british army vault because there were a lot of cover out today. but we are glad that now think of being brought to light my wishes. the culprit to face the law because i had to bear burden that wasn't mine. i had my own children to take care of them, though i was not employed. it has been a real struggle with the family of agnes when terror, when jacko. a canyon woman allegedly killed by a british soldier, is crying foul as they are yet to receive justice. almost 10 years after her death, when jack, who was a 21 year old sex walker, any money to feed her newborn baby when she was reported missing in march of 2012. 2 months later, her body was found in a hotel septic tank near to where british soldiers had been stationed, though it's been revealed that a british soldier named only a soldier x confessed to killing her will. i feel so sad as those in positions to help us that took so long. recently, when the me des started error in the story top and old would see that it's like
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agnes has just died. it has it been affected? her daughter, but we had to let her know what is going on. i pray that god crossed the british government the wisdom to handle this case. well, when i think of agnes, i remember how happy she was and she loved to sing it. she taught my youngest daughter how to sing. the person who killed agnes should face the lord or because the charge was orphaned, has suffered a lot. bearing in mind, she was just 5 months old to prevent even feeding at the time was difficult. according to the u. k defense mystery, it will continue offering the support to the canyon investigation. the u. k. stands ready to support all requests says we have done since day one. as with other investigations, we always work in partnership with the canyon police and subject to international and judicial processes. our help will always be forthcoming, well, activists in kenya, a calling for the extradition of the alleged killer to be held accountable. while the labor party here in the united kingdom say, the 9 year old deal without an investigation even being can sit,
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has denied the family justice. there's been no minister defense lead investigation of the sold is involved a no inquiring toward the minister, the funds failed to respond when canyon detectives asked for help. 9 years on justice bus now be done for agnes and her family revelations of the tragic death of one jacket continued to become more sinister. it's been reported that a group of 9 british soldiers joked about, had dazzled social media several years later. the family now hope this fresh investigation will give them the answers they so desperately need to her. i feel a lot of pain when i remember agnes. we brought her up well, and just as she was settling down her life was taken away, leaving us to fend for her young child. it's my hope that this child will get justice. it's been 10 years, but we hope to finally get justice this case strikes right at the heart of alleged exploitation killings and cover ups in the british army. in fact, the very same defense secretary assisting this probe into one jacket, his death officially closed at stores on investigations and to more than
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a 1000 allegations of abuse by british soldiers in iraq. so with no prosecutions there, will this mean justice may never be solved for angus. when jerry, when jack, who and her family chateau edwards dusty r t london, dealing with the huge question next of whether we can prioritize the health of the plummet while also delivering people into prosperity. the director of the g 20 research group is to a special guest on worlds apart. and that starts in moment. ah mm.
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ah, i don't well controls of people, planet prosperity. those were chosen as the guiding priorities of b g. 20 summit in road. one of the 1st person gathering of global leaders in condemning trucks, while the b p slogan is graded, that bumper sticker, is it realistic in terms of social, at the can on the policy general prioritize the health of the planet while also delivering people into prosperity? well, to discuss it now joined by your current professor of political science at the university of toronto. i'm director of the g 20 research group. those are kristen, it's good to talk to you. thank you very much for taking the time to meet with you . ok center so i know that on the eve of be 20.


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