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the u.n. has imposed sanctions on libya as the violence continues in that country in a week that see more protests across the arab world. also in the news this week as turmoil in the region drives thousands of north africans from their homes italy is calling on the e.u. to help it cope with waves of immigrants. in the wiki leaks founder is to be extradited to sweden on sex crimes allegations appealing the ruling julian assange says the case is simply a pretext to get him to the u.s. for a quick try. and america has its wings clipped with the last flight of the
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discovery the shuttles are to be commissioned soon and under obama's new space program astronauts will have to rely on the russian spacecraft to take them into orbit. and broadcasting live from central moscow this is our tease certainly glad to have you with us and the un security council has unanimously agreed sanctions against libyan leader moammar gadhafi and his loyalists and has ordered an investigation into possible crimes against humanity after attacks on protesters opposed to the regime over a thousand have died in nearly two weeks of unrest. groups have been confronting rebels are now in control of the large areas of the country the opposition wanting to end it off he's a forty one year rule have appointed former justice minister mustafa abdel to head a provisional government he's at. rast frustration at the lack of support from
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other nations as conduct these forces attempt to suppress the popular uprising with brutal violence more than one hundred dollars and we have fled to neighboring countries in the turmoil along with many foreign nationals okies correspondent peter all over is following developments from next door and. the u.n. security council voted unanimously to impose these sanctions on the gadhafi regime that they'll take the form of a travel ban against colonel gadhafi himself as well as others close to him and acid free zone could be and is in a circle the sixty names on this list is also an arms embargo will be placed upon libya now the resolution it was brought forward by france the u.k. germany and the united states also come tains a referral to the hague to the international criminal court there so that they can look into allegations of crimes against humanity committed during the two weeks of violence that we've seen in libya governments around the world have been doing the
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best to get their citizens out of the country but it's also being libyans trying to get out of the country as well one hundred thousand believed to have fled across the border either into tunisia or here to egypt where i am now many of the nations around the world think also suspending diplomatic ties with tripoli we heard today on sunday that france suspend their diplomatic ties with tripoli the russian embassy in the capital of libya will be taking care of french citizens until the french government can work out a way to get them out of the country who are prime minister but i did hear putin has said this. libya should be allowed to determine its own future once this bloody violence has died down it was because of today we saw you were concerned about things happening in libya please note the following the north african so is also concerned about what is happening in libya do you think this is a coincidence good. because i'd like to go back in history
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a little bit the former leader of the iranian revolution with where he lived but he lived in paris and there's a whole he was supported by the western community you would get religion now the entire western community fights against the iranian nuclear program i remember just recently our partners were very active in some of the democratic elections in the palestinian autonomy let's go and how much one would wish and immediately they declared her master a terrorist organization and started fighting against it we need to give people the chosen to see them in the future themselves we need to give them an opportunity to take a new natural way without any foreign interference to build her future protestors take control of more and more of the country they're coming across the palaces of the gadhafi regime now one such palace just outside of outside of benghazi has become the command center of the center of operations for the movement against the libyan government against colonel gadhafi and discovering some interesting things is that in going through these palaces and not one them being guarded it is covered
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a bunker there is designed to withstand a that an attack on conventional weapon showing me the security consciousness the security paranoia if you will that was in place in colonel gadhafi mind now we are hearing that tripoli remains in control of loyalists to colonel gadhafi they've been handing out weapons troops to be hiding out weapons to civilians on the streets of tripoli and in obviously in district about six kilometers outside of the center of the capital civilians were manning checkpoints looking at cars searching cars there and checking i bent of haitian papers now many of the citizens of tripoli have remained inside their homes locked in door scared of these these armed militia that are patrolling the streets there with the latest reports that we do have suggests they are just fifty kilometers outside of tripoli the city of its fall in. the opposition forces now this violence in libya has been the bloodiest
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across the region we've seen revolution here in egypt where i am and she needs here also violence in other arab states and north african states now the. violence here though fast passing anything that we've seen elsewhere at least one thousand people believed to have been killed so far. are he's peter oliver reporting there now london based author and journalist rattansi says western powers are being driven by their own interests in fueling the uprising in libya i have spoken to dissidents here in london some of whom have been a room yes lee related actually to al qaeda in the past but i think what i was more referring to is the chance that u.s. and british and european special forces are now organizing things with certain elements of opposition groups undercover the western powers are not interested in democracy in libya what they're interested in is the oil it's very interesting that
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the international criminal court have been brought into their resolution united states of course is not a signatory to that resolution to get up you could always hide out in washington a stable eighty three subpoena i think the americans and i don't know people like tony blair would be very very frightened of sarkozy or mr berlusconi of italy would be quite frightened about an i.c.c. trial because then the. regime and the people that are still supporting him in tripoli in their bunkers will be able to tell the stories about everything from lockerbie to how. american and british arms companies were involved in propping up that regime and the string of e-mail that have an e-mail trail i don't think the americans or in london or brussels would very much want that to come out in court or you. and as unrest grips in the middle east the fears are spread that oil prices
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could keep rising even further reports that colonel gadhafi would sabotage his country's oil pipelines have fanned the flames of concern this week with prices hitting their highest level in two years there are major concerns of global economic consequences if unrest it's another top oil producers in the region some analysts claim prices could rocket as far as two hundred twenty u.s. dollars per barrel and less money to share talking warns that nearly the fear of more unrest spreading could drive prices up people in the financial markets have if year they look not at the present time that there is super sufficient oil in the military base and it's a fear that this might expand and there would be disruption etc etc and they think in a few weeks not a few months ahead and if you're for that is what has caused the price go up i think the basic behind it is defeated that there will be a destruction of the supply of oil and so people who are in that market
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a bit and take positions for higher prices in order to cover themselves they provide paging and if it is only confined to destruction from libya where all the industry the world market can manage it with a he called me the difficulty of. disruption for a few weeks or maybe a month or two and in europe italy fears being swept under by a wave of illegal immigrants fleeing instability in the middle east the italian government has declared a humanitarian emergency as thousands of refugees from its former colony libya and other parts of north africa have landed on the island of lampedusa from where archies you go to peace can offer ports. if eighty miles off the coast of north africa the tiny italian island of walking to the has relied on fishing and tourism for its main sources of income for the first time in years the boats or at the bats are drawing a focus because you can't work it always out here we haven't gone out to sea for
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twenty days now. since the recent uprising in tunisia the island has been flooded with wavy g.'s were fired and a half thousand arrived in just two weeks sometimes up to three hundred refugees would grab for just one tiny fishing boat to make the perilous journey to the mediterranean. doesn't have all of you drown maybe your bills for me to have nothing to lose turning local life here on its head with no money and no jobs they have already been cases of planned oh isn't that just enough to deny it was started to leave in the lights on at night they always wonder around and none of the locals ever used to lock their doors now that this people out here will feel uncomfortable at it due to its location when you do this for me with refugees but never so many in such a short period of time and with many voices strong beliefs official say to frank doing what he says is one of the biggest problems carol. how do we
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historically a free nation we want freedom i desire that we want to live like a prophet told us to leave much to live in an islamic state you know i did most of our house at this refugee center where they're provided with food water and clothes and medical aid all financed from the state. is designed to house only around eight hundred people so under tight security hundreds of trees the g.'s are flown to the mainland they say i think we're going to go off and see we sent four planes yesterday but on average two planes with very few g.'s leave every day it's. totally and a little. bit. he really had to use a used to have an agreement under which most with the jews were intercepted before even reaching the island but now that the government has been overthrown the floodgates have opened i would while
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unstinting to spread in both north africa and the middle east you lose all that you want other evil states up to three hundred thousand refugees could we libya along for decades limpy those are managed through i mean i've heard many isolated world of its own people with the silver lining and no one was afraid to leave their doors all the while find some peace and the biggest wave of refugees may still be out there not this tiny island but the entire continent you've got this little or you want to do it only. for detail to see nodding from the danish institute for international studies says political change in the middle east affects europe much more than just illegal immigration even before these. things the prospect of massive immigration has always been europe's wars tonight. in real terms it has never been substantial and we have always been below thirty thousand.
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possible entries every year. clearly the overthrow of the governments poses a whole different set of issues and what europe will be able to do it depends on the ability of actually cord to maintain among some of the governments that are most affected i mean imagine if in two months time coral gadhafi is not overthrown i mean business cannot proceed as usual after this so something will have to be done. coming up in a few minutes there doesn't have to be only one. to two thousand and fourteen so if you winter olympics we'll have a three mascots chosen by russians and a country wide call stay with us to meet the characters plus also. reportedly up the cash then after a lot on the hope of the backseat all the risk is take the wheel. this americans
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are baffled by obama's that new space program which they feel hands the reins to the russians in the race to the planets. the founder of wiki leaks website julian assange is it to appeal a london court decision to extradite him to sweden on sex charges which were earlier dropped saying he won't get a fair trial he also believes the court proceedings in stockholm will bring him closer to prosecution in america in connection with a vast leak of top secret u.s. diplomatic files archies kalen ford looks at the case and why many think it has more to do with politics than justice. when julian assange and words less than a year ago with this video. showing u.s. troops down unarmed civilians in two reuters journalists video games he was not as a hero of transparency. and anti-war ally and human rights
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landscape by the people as time's man of the year our commitment to our sources is not just to protect us and we have never lost it's not just published a material it is to get the maximum. possible but it's up to you if in fact i believe and not the leaks that has gripped. allegations of sexual misconduct by two swedish women infighting within wiki leaks prison break it's how it's still diminishing particularly in the obama administration and the cia they want to start with you leads they're doing. all sorts of extraordinary actions stopping a pain pill or leaning on pay pal master card and other private corporations to to not allow donations to be made to wiki leaks the once heroic figure now hawking mugs bumper stickers and t. shirts to pay his legal bills who profits from the mean good meaning. you know
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obviously it's the u.s. government which is really. makes no bones about a third of the past but the newspaper eagerly used to be initial impressions of julian assange. set up some red for some analysts say assigned and wiki leaks have been effectively neutralized consumed by litigation rather than leaks i think with the american government wants as they have mr assad in custody so that ultimately he can be extradited to the united states to face charges for the release of those documents court ruled that julian assange should be extradited to sweden but his attorneys say the next stop for the thirty nine year old computer programmer could be here in the united states where science could face espionage charges and even the death penalty as a sound basis jail time the future of wiki leaks hangs in the balance and its ability to be a place for whistleblowers and it beacon of transparency in fort artsy washington d.c. . the london court's decision to extradite joined us to sweden has sparked criticism
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of the british judicial and european arrest warrant systems with a country granting asylum to many high profile fugitives wanted on even more serious charges some claim the case exposes hypocrisy on the part of the u.k. authorities and basic tradition relating to asylum is that anybody can come here provided they are loaded provided they've got lots of money we will let the mean because we want them in with their money and therefore it's not particularly that russian not minutes and i already got so welcome here i would shakes who may have a criminal record i think torture they were like hope to swarm around london and knightsbridge bayswater wherever and no problem whatsoever. this week america's longest serving the space shuttle discovery has docked with the international space station on its last ever mission almost thirty years in service the spacecraft is
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to be retired and put out to pasture in a museum on saturday the six member crew delivered supplies and the social humanoid robot to fly in space all together there are now twelve people on board the space craft representing the u.s. russia and italy all in our discovery has logged one hundred forty three million miles and its last voyage will become the end of the manned u.s. spacecraft for around ten years time before the next generation fleet is ready. to can found out that not everyone is happy in america with the new space program. by the end of this year nasa will no longer be able to send humans into space according to obama's plane responsibility will go to private companies which are expected to come up with cheaper ways to ferry astronauts to low earth orbit they know that they have a big step to take when they if they're thinking about putting humans into space and that's going to take a you know the next phase of their development so i have
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a oh gosh i agree that i can even estimate exactly no long can say for sure when the private american companies will come up with a new spaceship for years to come it will be the russians so use that's going to be the only means for people to reach the international space station which is perfectly fine with the leaders of russia and the u.s. but doesn't sit well with many americans how could this happen we could make it to the moon earth to build this wonderful equipment and then. and now we're were reduced to being passengers on a russian ship and that's that's sort of it it's zero zero going to right thing klyde revealed itself in comments by some american lawmakers astronaut scientists and former nasa official comedians in the u.s. did not miss out on poking fun at american sense of pride so reportedly up the cash but after a lot on the hope of the backseat both of these skis take the wheel. yes you know
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you got to lose touch the radio don't let us eat snacks or stop to use the bathroom should have gone before we left. us but those the nasa who now actually work with the russians like astronaut sunny williams have different sentiments i couldn't imagine when i was growing up walking through red square or going to a russian company and working hand in hand with my russian colleagues or going to their families homes and having dinner with them and likewise when they come to the u.s. and. so i think. maybe we're not competing but we're to working together think it's more of a time of joint cooperation and learning from one another that's just as healthy as the competition we had in the path it's not the first time americans have to rely on the russians to take their crew constraints they depended on russian rockets during the two year grounding of u.s. spacecraft after the two thousand and three space shuttle columbia disaster
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columbia exploded during re-entry into the earth's atmosphere all seven crew members died shuttles track record includes another tragedy a nine hundred eighty six the space shuttle challenger broke apart seventy three seconds into its right it was the russians so use proved to be the safest way to deliver people to space and now with the shuttle we carrying it will be the only way we're no longer racing against an adversary we're no longer competing to achieve a singular goal like reaching the moon. in fact what was once a global competition is long since become a global collaboration the leaders of both russia and the u.s. are saying rights over a longer place were comparable so it's now a ground for cooperation with the remains if ever wanted here in the last breath or will be accepted i'm going to say that article. let's take a look at some other headlines from around the world. a massive landslide in the
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bolivian capital look pas has swept away at least one hundred fifty homes there have been no reported deaths but there's been widespread structural damage across an entire neighborhood in the mountain city president evo morales declared a state of emergency to cope with the flooding and landslides damage that said much of the country and killed forty four in recent weeks. old people including bystanders have been beaten up and arrested in china as a show called jasmine that rallies took place across the country for the second sunday in a row the demonstrations were organized anonymously online to powerful more accountable government the organizers planned peaceful action and encouraged people to stroll watch or pretend to pass by. the death toll from the earthquake in new zealand has reached one hundred forty seven with more than two hundred people still missing the moral services across the country have been remembering the dead rescuers in christ church are working to clear wreckage from
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the city as officials warn that many buildings may have to be the mileage of quake is thought to be new zealand's worst ever natural disaster. they say teamwork is the linchpin of success and of the russian public seems to agree having chosen not one but three mascots for sorties two thousand and fourteen winter olympics competition has been fierce but snow leopard a polar bear and a bunny on skates took the gold in the televised vote on saturday but he's done as blonsky reports on these latest additions to the winter games lineup. these are the first winners of the four chilling pics from now on a snow leopard a polar bear and hare this one through to become the official mascots of the two thousand and fourteen winter games a ray of light and a snowflake will represent the terrilyn pigs he is the mr through on the prize really places in delhi schools around second and third and the main motorcycle to the olympics is not it's not very pretty what it was dissipated and some was also
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into the leopard and the champ there strong. that's why i think creating a team was a smart choice or that the winners were selected by members of the public from across russia in a phone booth televised on saturday the competition to devise them was also a public out for the creations are the result of a nationwide competition launched last year with ideas submitted to a special website and pressures artists amateurs and professionals the wife rushed to the challenge the election of the olympic mascot started with hundreds of ideas and you can see some of these drawings here in sochi olympic information center eventually it came down to this top ten rate here these are the meskins that made it into the finals and one of the entries are two bears slowly acquired through frost and the mayor of sochi is personal favorite of the open on skis despite their commonly appearance to competition between the mascots was almost as implants as
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poorly and big old traditional russian characters like father crossed melted to them because you talk bad all and didn't make the point of cart not even to make over with the latest winter sports where passion was enough to sweep a rather hip set of russians i cherish the doors to victory will be olympics have already won winter the competition organizers for the mascot circles gone three will go with the night to commercial possibilities to see who should do it correctly you can journey is ahead for all of the series shows and really games they're just making their first steps in the. as it is he can get a copy later and she doesn't just teach you coping of course it was counting on commercial success three years left on still be olympics so she will now have to get used to three a new jury honorary citizen it's at least one of them is no stranger to the southern russian city as for real snow leopards have recently found a new home at the local wildlife preserve the three winning best kids have
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a hard act to fall in matching the worldwide fame won by michelle their counterpart to the 1980's most grueling picks but still she will be hoping will become just as love and will know the bosky argy sochi. and i'll be back with a recap of this week's top stories in just a few moments. from
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