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didn't go our mothers away from reactor number one in fukushima city radiation levels are much higher or deemed to be safe. and coming up we have all the details . fukushima sense of radioactive ripples far beyond the exclusion zone as news emerges of a cold allowing contaminated japanese cars onto the european market reports from u.k. . sentimental rules across europe as demand will force stop ignoring the israeli occupation of the west bank and call for a boycott of goods from illegal settlements. and with the media craze in america flaring around a sex related scandal involving a senator or questions all raised if it's turning into gossip let's.
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global news around the clock this is art sea life from. a highly toxic radioactive material has been detected in groundwater and seawater samples near the fukushima nuclear facility in japan the element of strong has been found in concentrations two hundred times over the safety limit and can cause bone cancer and leukemia meanwhile japan's health and it led by ministry says the number of workers exposed to dangerous levels of radiation has risen to eight sean thomas has been at fukushima city to measure radiation levels here is what he discovered. here we're eighty kilometers away and the radiation levels in this area in many many places in
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many instances are much higher or really close because if you look at a map of where fukushima city is in relation to the actual nuclear facility plant number one where a lot of that radiation. when eating from the wind are bringing that radiation in the. city and the rain in the wind is blowing the radiation in this direction so we were at a spot where the radiation levels or one thousand times what is considered to be a safe dosage so. very very dangerous levels and so scientists that we are working with today. different universities are working together on projects to try to figure out ways to use a simple method to actually clean that radiation up and these guys actually i can assure you. are working to contaminate the soil right now. and as you can see these two men aren't wearing any protective clothing but the
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scientists are so one of the concerns is that you can actually have one spot which it's only thirty times in the accepted normal levels and then you go to another spot which is just a metre away and it can jump to five hundred to a thousand times depending on where rain water and mud have collected one of the concerns of course is that grass is beginning to filter for nuclear radio active material and are drawn to grassy places when they go to those areas they could actually be absorbing more radiation from the grasses well so what's interesting is this area that we're in right now is considered a safe area it is not considered a mandatory evacuation area but authorities are looking into to see whether it should be considered evacuation or at least hotspots within that city should be back you waited because of the very very high micro places. if you will where the radiation is just off the charts. reporting right there well
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that means i'm the workers at the fukushima nuclear plant running out of the ability to store radioactive water means that any leak may slow the recovery effort or even undermine it that's all according to james cool bit who's the based at a so often independent news website. i mean new leaks of any kind are going to be an incredible burden on the efforts that are already on underway to try to clean up the water or decontaminated because they are now running out of space to actually store the contaminated water in the fukushima in the immediate vicinity of the plant and i believe within two weeks they're actually going to run out of space so they're trying to get a system on line for treating the water but apparently the test for that is going to be pushed back another few days it's already been pushed back from last friday there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation exposure that any level of radiation exposure increases the risk of cancer and however negligible that risk may be with any particular
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person on any particular day at any particular spot when it's averaged out over a large population like is living in the fukushima region unfortunately means there will be over time an increase in cancer rates there and it's really just a question of how many. the fukushima nuclear crisis has also sent shock waves through the japanese motor industry ornament speculation that contaminated vehicles could be heading out to the world's kamarck it potential buyers enough thinking twice before making their way to japanese car showrooms and the reports. oh has been contemplating a change of hardcore for months a fan of japanese vehicles she wanted to upgrade her offer order to a new or model but her car dealing friend said it was not the right time they're still here but the us could also yeah i was told privately that all new japanese cars are radioactive because of the fukushima disaster the shipment was supposedly
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blocked by the authorities at adesa harbor but unofficial dealers bribed them and got those cars on to the streets officials at the ports left off our question of whether there had been any contaminated course here after the japanese fallout these off roaders worship then before the fukushima disaster in japan and even they were checked for radiation or forages claim there's absolutely no chance of contaminated vehicles making their way onto the territory is if these guys arrived to us transiting through greek and turkish ports if anything was wrong it would have been spotted there in the first place but we still double check for any biological threat. however ecologists say these checks may not be enough to determine radiation growing use of radioactive particles are very small and. around the vehicle they can be found in filters radiators inside small that's why it's
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very difficult to detect them with regular geiger counters and the disposal of the customs units experts say the sale of contaminated steel is not something new for ukraine these shorts were filmed inside the chernobyl exclusion zone several years ago scavengers stealing contaminated radiators from the ghost town of one costs around twenty dollars on the black market tens of thousands have been removed from . these contaminated metal can be recycled and used for anything from rails to vehicles without losing its radioactivity but usually it's used for making industrial pipes and ukraine. one of the leaders in production of radioactive particles may be small but are still gravely dangerous a person subjected to them for a lengthy period can experience various lung diseases and even cancer so use the temptation to buy a new japanese car is too hard to resist experts advise turning to professionals to check whether it is safe let's see it was in from i just sat and each office in
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ukraine. been reporting from noble site which saw the world's largest nuclear accident but many fear that the crisis may soon surpass a trick of the one. of its near the power plant checking up to see how it looks now a special report from the marking of the disasters twenty fifth anniversary is available at our website that's party dot com you can find it in the documentaries . our europe is seeing. israeli settlement with a growing clamor for governments to stop turning a blind eye to the occupation of palestinian land activists say they want actions not words and are demanding an embargo on exports from illegal settlements but as r.t. to daniel bushell reports politicians are remaining tight lipped on the issue. against israel thousands call for the boycott of his really good over its continued
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expansion on palestinian land a jewish demonstrator says enough is enough. american leaders do nothing that the e.u. does nothing the repeated un resolutions have ruled israeli settlements illegal. activists want the european union to call the main export of the occupied territories and fruits with a full human barricades it's a use a ploy depose still getting through. israel's carmel brand market settlement produce and to profit but pine forces who are moving their citizens on. committing war crimes under the geneva convention public pressure is bearing fruit it's a lease biggest grocer co-ops and food grown in the occupied territories the world's largest security firm g four s. has stopped work with these really check points on the west bank admitting it breached human rights shareholders forced belgium's dicksee
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a bank to sell its israel arm over a million euro loans to settlements activists next target is the real links between certain months and jerusalem e.u. transport giant veolia protesters are also seeking to file charges on the international law against israel over its construction of settlements which the authorities are investigating both and police will pass these complaints on to the courts judges must rule if firms who buy food from occupied palestinian land are complicit in war crimes irish m.e.p. paul murphy will join girls of fla tiller the biggest yet to raise awareness of the situation knowing activists were killed by israeli commandos when a similar operation was stopped in international waters last year murphy feel things have got so bad he's ready to risk his life hopefully people aren't killed
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this time as they were last time by the israeli military forces. that it brings the world's attention to this issue such moves say experts force politicians and business to act to public opinion change your mind before they were thinking that israel was address by the body today opinion never really capacity to challenge and international institution the european station and the un and also . the last time such a campaign was mobilized internationally was against the south african apartheid. regime israel may have powerful lawyers but opposition in europe to its policies is growing too. don't you see brussels. israel's continued blockade of gaza is not only damaging to palestinians but also disastrous for israel itself that's according to the e.u. representative for foreign affairs exclusive interview with baroness catherine
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ashton coming your way next hour here on r t but first here's a preview. we're very consistent his saying what needs to happen is that the israelis need to open the borders with guards or and allow people and goods to the freely now i recognize the importance of the security situation for israel we've always done that but it seems to me a position that's not tenable where you have the inability to get the economy moving and one of the things i've been saying to the israelis for some time is it's in their interest to see economic growth and development and dolls are lots of small businesses you know that could really do well lots of people want you all to eighty percent of people in gaza receive today so many young people who don't have a future and part of the answer to that part of making sure that we have security is giving them that future and that means allowing in and out the products the
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goods were girls that could actually sell and support its own economy. i know you can see that interview next hour here on artsy now well police in the united states are close to an investigation into the so-called sexting case that's dominated national headlines for over two weeks a married senator tweeted a racy photo of himself triggered a media rush that overshadowed all the world news including the war in libya and violence in syria. looks at where priorities lie in the american media. but he doesn't know if the merican media can't get enough of anthony weiner's crotch shot by the mayor and u.s. congressman had sent this loot photo to a young woman via twitter and that story made it perfectly sexy dancing with a shameless cover up this is a twitter hoax a prank that was done on the victim of this poor girls the victim of a subsequent embarrassing fashion last friday night i tweeted
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a photograph of myself that i intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in seattle once i realize i posted to twitter i panicked i took it down and said that i had been hacked and of course it tears well apology i am deeply sorry for the pain this is caused by wife. and our family it seemed anthony weiner's indiscretion overshadowed all other news in america winners winner and we are the winner is this you that we dated for a few months like almost ten years ago to the growing point even comedians for whom the congressman's crotch shot has become a bottomless source of inspiration for each count describe to their who's media can be your story. and your stories. that have been blocked by this recent scandal on a more serious note many people think the only way to get ratings this is to lead and constantly churn and cover these types of lascivious stories that really don't
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have any bearing on people's lives whether or not it's a private issue that has affected nobody will involve the media pressure is so high that it has become a trend in america to make deeply personal apologies on camera and everybody who has been hurt. you know that the sorrow i feel. the same goes for celebrities like tiger woods' extramarital affairs make headlines for months i am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish behavior i engaged in the apologies seem to fuel the gossip in the street even more when politicians stage and i do use this word stage these apologies kind of because they are very likely responding to their public relations. visors their lawyers etc etc i mean in the networks american media companies love it because again it
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generates even more scandal american television leaves office and don't take charlie sheen cielo hand with our analyst miles courts and now we marry the least this endless and all these scandals have to do with private matters but the bill they knew seemed bar i mean it's such an extent that maybe happens by the same as workplace factual things in america i'm going to check our reporting from washington r.t. . however some american officials are getting away with misconduct verging on the criminal us. in the russian city of a lot of seriously injured a man while allegedly drunk at the wheel ten years on the victim who was left permanently disabled is still waiting for just a small about to come a little bit later. around ten thousand protesters filled athens central square on sunday night the second round of austerity measures being debated in the greek parliament but without making sweeping cuts greece won't be handed the
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international bailout money needed to stay afloat. looks at how economic protests have turned political. we're here on syntagma square and you can see just how many people have turned out in the fresh air by the name column and building pages began here are thirty nations that have been paid by the government that we've been speaking to people here and they say that the sanctions really been building for a year they've already had the implication very strict a thirty measure they say that the government has really achieved anything by that and so with the kneepads make it. a lot of tension on the street there are some in a. panic playing laugh and then they can raise some income by raising the price then people simply don't think that that way forward but it certainly seems that that might be the case and that package of a certain measures will have to be implemented if france wants to continue this
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thing the international bailout money now this comes on the back and they get the relief last week they say that sixty percent of the poles are out in the field i still think forty three percent to fifteen to twenty four year olds out there what they can to some of the younger people here they say they're sending out is that really i think my right leg. we should put them. in the voting system the ducks geese but the people of the dozens of doing things. but situation like on the game and that's why we came here to tell them that they are incapable of saving us and we want those. who always make cover lessons now to make it a new government that we shall pass people to improve and give the. many saying is that we're paying that price is standing in price. in.
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the finite life then you can sleep in. now you can follow us on twitter to get the latest developments in greece from find out when the next general strike is what the protesters are. infuriated athens of course along with all the latest news.
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now at twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow you without he may be faced with an ongoing rebellion an increasingly destructive nato bombing campaign and worldwide condemnation but his about all that he will stay in libya to the bitter end. game of chess with the visiting the president of the world chess federation. after the event which was broadcast on the state's theory that expressed his shock at the scale of destruction in the capital tripoli. and nato has once again declared its intent to expand military operations in the country reports of fierce fighting during which the libyan government forces and arrested control from the rebels of the city of is are we are that's just about thirty kilometers from the capital u.s. a radio host and a peace activist. feels the opposition's course has been hijacked by the interests of a few concerned nations. the united states is spending two million dollars
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a day and a billion and a half dollars is just been handed to these so-called rebels usually the leadership of these rebels for all his. stars a twenty year operative of the central intelligence agency the cia and the n.s.a. yes hijack this uprising initially against me and it is a complete some board net. oppositionist group now that is being funded and armed by the nato powers and the united states their objective is to carve up libya into several countries in the season twenty four point two billion barrels or moral reserves that's what the objective is it's the sixty imperial war that obama is waging in the region and it is a genocidal war in all its creatures the target is the population at large not merely the region. meantime in syria government forces are said to have reestablished control over the rebel hotbed town of. it comes amid continued calls
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by the british and french for a tough u.n. resolution against president assad and his government but russia and china who believe that any intervention in syria would only cause more bloodshed say they will stand against any such move arab world observer adrian believes that the un's most powerful members are the driving force behind the bodies enthusiasm to intervene only in specific conflicts. the united nations. is is merely an international organization working to promote the interests of its most powerful members know that we the united states britain and sort of the western world is concerned also from so in other countries in the european union because just as they are considering cracking down on the syrian government they have not considered cracking down on the governments of barry or other or each of the point in time when there was also in. what is happening in syria and simultaneously in almost all countries of the middle east and north africa. we flexed internal
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problems all countries have internal problems no doubt about it and there is a genuine desire on the part of many people in syria no doubt to get rid of its very fossilised government but there is also external interference notably from the united states and from britain and from france to take advantage of these internal problems. and you can get more analysis. of the. hearing voices radio studios for the voice of opening up in new york.
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couldn't take three. three. three. three. three. despite being confined to a wheelchair more than a. russian man he's. right across russia. he's drawing attention to the plight of disabled people. alexander's top speed is not much more than walking pace it's been more than a decade since the accident which put him in a wheelchair driving the other car was america's consul general in the device stock elijah's a drunk and that's where the problems began as
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a diplomat american douglas can't could claim immunity officials back in washington refused to waive his rights so alexander had no chance of getting redress the older he walked away scot free but i will keep on seeking justice. alexander tells me he's been fighting for compensation ever since to pay for his specialist care and medical expenses so long after the original accident it's important to him to keep his case in the public eye his just finished and marathon of marathon proportions riding his electric buggy eleven thousand kilometers from his home to moscow and it's been a journey of discovery the evolution the wheel i was most surprised by the decency and generosity of our people i never expected such help that just imagine every set of stairs demands for people to get me out that when you're the british despite all the obstacles he way to the heart of yourself many people along the way asked to go
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to the kremlin tell them how we live but alexander is not the complete inclined to strongly believes that no matter what the odds are everyone's destiny is in their own hands the beagle he's met have certainly heard his call but it's the people in power in washington who really need to listen and act very pushed over party moscow. or dollars or check out some of the headlines from across the globe and our world opposite that turkish prime minister's justice and development party has fallen just short of winning in our white majority in parliament this following a general election however tell you otherwise who has just piles of amending the national constitution has promised to build consensus with the opposition. implement reforms are the ones we expected despite claims he has an authoritarian style of leadership. new zealand's a second largest city of christchurch has been shaken by two violent earthquakes it comes just four months after another tremor
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left the city in ruins and killed nearly two hundred people the latest quake struck within minutes of each other but the strongest having a magnitude of six on the richter scale although widespread damage was caused no reports of any injuries. now a natural disaster of a different kind is explored in our special report just a little bit later this hour it's where the destructive power of an avalanche is our focus here's a taste of what's coming your way. why stream cascading from mountain slopes the view is midsomer much. of this beauty brings death at a speed of more than two hundred kilometers from you step through the eye of a long one on cheek. that's coming your way shortly and i'll be back with a recap of our headlines in just a few months. the
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. russians would be so much brighter if you knew about someone from funniest impressions some. whose friends.

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