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more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. china operations are on the day. the end possibly in sight for the remaining two. as another ice breaker. also in the news this week of the sudden death of fish and flocks of birds across the globe a media frenzy as doomsday speculators say the end of the world. aiding the enemy critics argue policies are to blame for the growth of islamist extremism
across europe following several recently for terror attacks. a waste of life the us pumping billions of dollars into regenerating iraq thousands of still live below the poverty line with some forced to scavenge to make ends meet. and directive from the center of moscow this is. let's take a look at your top stories to ice breakers are forcing their way through meters to rescue the vessels which have been trapped for almost two weeks in russia's far east. has the details. this maritime john they're continuing to play out today and you've really got a feel for the full days remaining t. shirts the eleventh day now hatefully the end possibly now in sight the ice break
across in. that position not just to recap what's been happening in the polls we saw these three original ships call in for rescue in december thirtieth and then at the beginning of this week another two ships go stuck in the ice we've seen two ice breakers the admin macros and the guys and working very hard in extremely tough conditions to free up these ships like now managed to get three of them to safety the last of which was the science research first though that they freed up on friday and since then the other icebreakers been working a for the weekend to try and free up the remaining two incredibly tough conditions and they've not been able to do and they're in there now waiting for the icebreaker crossing which is nearing that position we've heard some reports saying that it's probably the earliest i'll actually get them freed up would be cheese day but they are working evenings extremely tough conditions as ice breakers have really had
their work cut out for the we've had go full swing set to ninety kilometers an hour the incredibly thick ice and poor visibility you know it's a from the constant one of the stranded ships that the the rescue operation the timing of it coming to an end it's really very dependent on whether these conditions eased up or indeed was. everything depends on the weather when the wind comes down the rescue operation would become quicker right now the crush an icebreaker is on its way here we have enough water and food supplies that can last for four months so there's a cost to me just turn the combined with that we'll be able to break up that ice is he said the crew on board the ships have been in contact they've got plenty of food and water supplies and food so they've not been in any particular danger but it's certainly been a long road rescue operation and it's the end now is in sight. a series of mass animal deaths across the globe has scientists and conspiracy theorists buzzing over possible explanations dubbed the
a flock of lips it started in the us on new year's eve when black birds started falling from the sky more bird tragedy followed in sweden and italy and finally millions of dead fish from brazil to new zealand have triggered some fevered online speculation changing climate parasites and poisoning are the main theories that scientists are working with but conspiracy theorists point to secret government experiments and you base that pedro really sort of has told r.t. that a thorough investigation is needed. but. it's impossible to say for sure what's happened to the birds and fish until proper investigations are held in fact i don't believe that these events are interlinked he folds one answer another that's attracted universal attention it's not the first time that the world is observing such phenomena it's happens in other countries to the moment the investigation in arkansas claims are not top she has revealed the bird suffered
from internal bleeding but the research has yet to be completed so we could also be dealing with some new virus or so into it is another possible explanation but i repeat that food investigation is needed to establish the cause of what's happened and find a scientific explanation for it. still to come in the program the misplaced hope of immigrants in the u.s. . they really have that american dream coming to the u.s. they know that they've invested in their education and they think that the united states is the place to put that decrees and that ambition to work with the greatest possible. but the harsh reality getting a green card is only the start of an adventure which ends up making many people long for the life they left back home plus. people do not live here anymore but same can be said about flora and fauna we look at ukraine's controversial plans to turn the chernobyl disaster zone into farmland.
liberal immigration policies in some you countries have come under fire for letting potential terrorists walk straight in through europe's front door this comes after authorities for terror plots on some european capitals are going off reports from. like many others small you would be and downs in southern austria seems quiet and peaceful while never judge a book by its cover one of its residents is now under arrest suspected of being the brains behind network recruiting extremists and plotting attacks in the heartland of the european union and the ethnic chechen was detained at the airport in vienna . to mecca news about the incident went around the world or streams none of the locals seem to know much about it. we didn't hear anything about it. i'm afraid i wasn't for this. i know nothing about it and i don't care some didn't want
to be filmed at all but was it really because of a lack of information. and the deputy chief of one of australia's biggest newspapers has been personally following this case or and with only a voice recorder. he was more successful in getting the locals to share. his with a really big population become unity with chechens so that people are sinking what what what comes next i mean this is just my neighbor he was here with me and now he has his arrested because of a suspect. terror plot with his wife and children really appear to be leading an ordinary life one of the most striking facts about this latest case is that the suspect has hence he claims he lost the after being caught up in violence in chechnya well investigators are looking into or no other version
whether his hands off well handling explosives this is raising questions austrians were hell well asylum seekers are checked before getting the green light as one of the most liberal asylum policies in the european union last year alone the country received. fifteen thousand refugees from across the world with such an inflow of newcomers is becoming increasingly hard to find out who is who we want to know from the government in how many cases they actually did this background checks to make sure that this people are not criminal or dangerous second in how many cases austria has received. information from the countries of origin. and certain in how many cases asylum seekers actually have been refused the latest arrest is part of
a massive police operation targeting an alleged extremist network in late november twenty six people were detained in germany and the netherlands all suspected of recruiting so-called jihad is candidates in financing terrorist organizations it can be here in. and it can be in any other town in in europe in an effort to get more information seekers the e.u. is no making deals with countries of origin including russia but many experts warn with hundreds of thousands of refugees already living in the union because of sequences of policies of some of its member states still ahead. vienna austria now let's take a brief look at some other major headlines from around the world. at least seventy people are reported dead in a plane crash in northwest iran some thirty survivors have been taken to hospital the boeing seven twenty seven domestic flight from tehran came down near its
destination the city of only yeah and broke into pieces it follows a number of deadly crashes in iran in recent years experts say u.s. sanctions prevent the islamic state from effectively maintaining its aging air fleet which is in. a u.s. congresswoman is in critical condition after being shot in the head in a bloody rampage outside a supermarket in the state of arizona a gunman opened fire on a public meeting held by a democrat gabrielle giffords killing six and injuring twelve others one of her aides was among the dead as well as a nine year old girl and a district judge twenty two year old a suspect is now in custody while authorities are looking for possible accomplice. the polls have closed in sudan after the first day of a weeklong referendum that could see. one of africa's poorest and most troubled a nation split into two the christian dominated south is expected to vote for independence from the mainly muslim north deadly clashes have marred the run up to
the ballot vote is part of a two thousand and five peace deal which ended decades of civil war a claim to two million lives and displaced nearly twice as many others thousands of immigrants head to the u.s. every year in search of a better way of life the u.s. government attracts new corner newcomers excuse me through official visa lotteries granting them green cards but as lauren lyster reports for many people the quest for the american dream can turn out to be a grim reality. in the united states and here in new york every year countless people play the lottery. and touring for a chance to win or a mega million dollar fantasy believing a few dollars and a dream could buy them so for their life a ticket that could change their lives every year more than ten million people also
play a different kind of lottery and fifty thousand when i meet one of them had my name is going on and her husband teenage son and seven year old daughter you see here. are immigrants from nepal they entered and won the united states diversity visa lottery this lottery is a congressional mandate it's supposed to be an opportunity for people to come to america from countries with historically low rates of immigration jackpot with permanent residency the prize is not cash but green cards and this startling experience is due to what if we had to start from scratch from zero once we got here two years of struggling with joblessness after finding their education in nepal doesn't count in the u.s. setbacks they never expected this to we didn't know people used to say you're educated it will be easy america's a big country with a lot of facilities life will be better but in reality everything the incident.
yes to hire. experts who work on immigration issues a lottery winners really are given no resources from the government that invited them here and the struggles of jimena and her family are not unique for most people we have and counted it's been very difficult they reflect a group of immigrants who come to the u.s. not because of a job lined up or a family sponsoring them but for many because of the vision of what they can achieve they really have that american dream and coming to the u.s. they know that they've invested in their education and they. i think that the united states is the place to put that skills those degrees and that ambition to work with the greatest possible return. when many find is maybe something though here already of an ethnic neighborhood like this one that has southeast asian music restaurants and fashion what many struggle with is finding economic opportunities that are any better than what they had in their home country or even finding jobs
that allow them to survive here we're seeing a lot of the downward mobility of immigrants and often very highly qualified and. finding foreign degrees an experience don't count for many u.s. employers these immigrants end up taking anything it means engineers and business managers and up his cab drivers and cashiers according to a study two out of five foreign educated immigrants are either in this situation or unemployed all together it's an american dream they want to wake up from if you got if we had known this we wouldn't have come life was much easier in my country people who see their plight firsthand argue the government should help more i do think it's a state department's responsibility and i think that the united states is going to lose out relative to other countries taking that step possibly losing out to countries such as canada and germany unless they make sure winning the lottery actually pays off lauren lyster our new york from the image of the american dream at risk you to
a dream community in denmark facing the threat of being destroyed feel free thinking state of christiania is coming under pressure from the danish government that's coming up in just a few minutes right here on our team. when defending its record in the iraq war the u.s. is quick to point out the tens of billions of dollars that it is spending on reconstruction but between rampant corruption and gross inefficiency poverty stricken iraqis say they see little sign of improvement to their daily lives it means many are forced to do whatever they can describe by as sebastian meyer reports. at seven am every morning fatima crouch is outside her house and along with her sister and cousins begins to sort through garbage displaced from southern iraq that most family is too poor to send her to school and so she works eight hours a day sorting through baghdad's landfill collecting plastic and metal that will be shipped abroad for recycling
a reward for carting forty pounds of trash around two dollars and fifty cents behind me six acres of back that's trash to many this is just waste but for the families here this is not only their livelihood but also their homes over two thousand people live on baghdad's landfill. making their homes out of the garbage that the rest of the city throws away there's no running water or electricity and certainly no access to medical treatment if someone gets sick they have to be taken to hospital the same way they get drinking water by donkey cart can you believe in iraq he would live in a shack made from garbage people who threw the chain so we could see if it's iraq is still a wonderful place by god if you will treat humans gone and we have a new government but the situation was reliving in shacks america spending fifty three billion dollars on the reconstruction effort in iraq but the residents of our jet haven't seen a dime of it what they have seen is the sectarian violence the drove them from
their home five years ago. we used to live in abu ghraib you know then america came the war increased in iraq people started killing each other and so we fled because we were freed in two thousand and five names family moved to the landfill and has been living there ever since too afraid and too poor to return home you know the american occupation turned iraq into a battlefield as well as sowing the seeds of political corruption how can americans stand back and watch without intervening in this situation everybody knows about the failure of the iraq economy this is having a terrible impact on the ground. socially and economically. experts worry about the children who grow up too poor to go to school without an education and they're easily preyed on by criminal gangs and terrorist organizations who lure them with money and promises of a brighter future. how can they fulfill a dream when they leave in fear i can't accomplish anything nothing good security
for everyone to go back home if there is no work we only need security that's it iraq remains a very dangerous place where kidnappings and murders are part of daily life for these families living on a trash still better than living with sunni neighbors back home but until that is possible until american reconstruction dollars reach the quarter of a rexx population that lives in poverty children like fatima will continue to collect trash in order to survive sebastian meyer r t in baghdad this side of the world's biggest civilian nuclear disaster and chair noble has largely been a no go zone for most twenty five years but now ukraine is planning to make use of the land there which some claim is still fertile despite years of radiation by using it for agriculture the shock proposals have led to a clash between experts over the safety implications as artie's reports
these berries may look ripe and delicious but they're definitely not part of a healthy diet the bush is inside a thirty kilometer exclusion zone in ukraine and radiation levels are off the scale people do not live here anymore but same cannot be said about flora and fauna some say it is the absence of anthropogenic harm in the church nor will exclusion zone which made nature develop here rapidly. after the nine hundred eighty six fallout in chernobyl the environment suffered badly one strip of forest was burned by radiation and turned red people left the area but mother nature stepped in now chernobyl is home to many species of wild animals and rare plants scientists from slovakia studying most in the area made an incredible discovery a lot of the blonde life is immune to radiation. we still don't understand how it's possible plans to grow successfully. at
the very beginning of the earth when life started the. activity on the surface. somehow stay inside the plant how much problem and the millions of hectares of land were left contaminated a quarter of a sentry on kiev has decided that this soil no longer poses any threat to humans in march twentieth. will launch a plan to get things growing again. we will establish what parts of the contaminated areas could be used for agricultural needs there is a possibility that cultural products will be grown there when we have so much unoccupied land why not use it on those well familiar with chernobyl like the idea . that half
a million people work to clean this land of radioactivity now we're being told this is dead land this is not true just look at nature's riches in the exclusion zone. however there are those who worried about what could end up on the dinner table critics fear ukrainian and russian markets could be flooded with radioactive agricultural products and there are legal hurdles. ukraine has a law regulating any activities in the exclusion zone it says no agricultural product can be drawn on this land and for now experts you know possibility of this law to be changed. the dominant view remains that the nearest safe zones from the blonde are still hundreds of kilometers away in northern ukraine and some parts of belarus the dead zone in chernobyl is still deemed too dangerous despite some optimists but the fact is radiation can stick around for anything up to twenty four thousand years. ski reporting from chernobyl ukraine. you can
find that story. tonight you may want to let us know your thoughts on the subject it's just a few clicks away and we've also got some other stuff for you. it may look like a scene from a hollywood blockbuster the training of special forces is real and it takes blood sweat and years of experience to earn the. camera find out why u.s. law enforcement groups are trying to stop being the public after a number of scandals. for centuries people have dreamed about a life governed not by money and power but by the ideas of peace and freedom while
one neighborhood in copenhagen sees residents living according to those ideals but that utopian community faces being raised to the ground if locals don't compromise on their principles. explains i are tired of. are you sick of the government telling you what to do well then welcome to. a country where things get done by the people for the people it began in one thousand nine hundred eighty one when he believes in free thinkers. there. this is site from scratch where the only government would be the residents themselves new who knows it's a coup of community forged by the fifteen hundred. perfect for people like. you who has lived since it was founded if you have this ability. also goes bigger responsibility for your surroundings and that is something which is lost.
large cities today for knows this is the most peaceful and welcoming place you could find in denmark possibly in all of europe we want to keep up some of the virtues of the village where people know each other and also dependents and feel a responsibility for each other so what's their secret to peaceful coexistence people actually take responsibility for the area themselves they don't expect. an authority or some sort of guy from the from the city to come and take care of things we would do it ourselves in fact christina seems to be extremely attractive to most danes a recent newspaper poll found one hundred fifty thousand copenhagen residents would love to up sticks and settle down in this euro utopia that is such a lot of fairy tale atmosphere here and we have also saying you shouldn't know what's around the next corner there should be some kind of surprise unfortunately
the biggest surprise right now comes from the city authorities who want to string the x. is christine mia the land is owned by the state and the state and the state can do anything about the land if they want to have more housing there if they want to be possible to build something in the area of costing that's the crux of the problem residents pay their taxes to the state and a serious pita christian year but they do not own the houses they live in you're not allowed to make any money off your house and here the house is owned by christina and you live there and rented from kristina and you can't sell it on because we don't want speculation and interest and money in this place but that's something copenhagen city council wants to change by forcing residents either to buy out or move out even if we live in this house which we've used many years to build up i'm ready to give it up if it has to be heights again it's the privatization ideas i don't want christie added to privatized for now the courts
are deciding and although peaceful coexistence and tolerance are two of these communities cornerstones its residents refused to bow to big brother without the proper fight it even goes carty christine you copenhagen denmark. there is a growing consensus among major world powers that they should all work together to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons but it's not so long since the danger of a nuclear strike was a very real one with nuclear armed states keeping their fingers hovering over the proverbial red button now though the relics of the past have been transformed into a tourist attraction artie's peter oliver takes up the story was it's a door like no other designed to stop a nuclear blast is it here to doris was a pretty big thing as a shockwave or one of her stray it has a way to both want point five goals and are the same as the interest was current
was a mix of new ways of walls it has a wall sickness about six meters or fraying force of corner and if you had been lucky enough to escape the initial explosion in sunlight or enough food in end to last about two weeks it was to command and control all the surface forces and nothing more. but you know what sixteen days later nuclear war all fires in the radiation level decreased as a level where when you can walk and breathe in special protective suits those stationed at the shelters would have had less the ninety seconds to put on their suit should radiation be detected inside and i could tell you that they aren't easy to get on in the rush hour stop nor are they particularly comfortable where. it's not just these purpose built facilities.