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today's news and this week's top stories levy as a new leader is trying to bring calm to tripoli after capturing the capital but it's a massive flood of weapons on the streets mean stability could still be a long way off. moscow slams the e.u. his newest sanctions on syria while a lack of accurate media coverage coming out of the country raises questions as to who's to blame for the bloodshed. burning controversy ukraine threatens to take russia to court insisting on lower gas prices but the kremlin says it's on solid ground in the latest round of an old battle. chief says it wants to discount on the russian gas but most school says it has no legal grounds to alter the contract for
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the latest details joining us from kiev in just several minutes. and a night of rage in israel hundreds of thousands rally in the nation's biggest protests demanding the authorities turn their attention from security to social justice. watching r t coming to you live from moscow today we'll take a look at the top stories of the week as well as the latest news stories the leading rattles are closing in on one of colonel gadhafi as few remaining strongholds warning his loyalists to surrender time is running out for that office troops to lay down arms in his home city of syria where the rebels said deadline ending next weekend could offer his whereabouts is still unknown has released a number of audio messages promising a long guerrilla war this week western powers agreed to unfreeze his financial
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assets had. meeting discussing libya's future in paris while new rebel leaders are seeking to restore order in the capital tripoli many people there are saying they still don't feel safe the conflict has seen of thousands of looted seized guns flood the country and fall into untrained hands as artie's maria for national reports. is a libyan rebel he got a bullet in his ankle fighting against gadhafi soldiers in tripoli but with a shot coming from his side. i didn't even notice until my friend told me that my food was bleeding triggered by mistake it was. well. this is a reality of today's libya for when the rebels triumphant march from the country tons of khadafi is captured weapons have fallen into the hands of nonprofessional fighters one of the biggest stories was discovered at the top security prison in
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southern tripoli where inmates were released after nato bombed the area of the do with the flow there were three envoys refuses to appear on camera to fearing revenge from khadafi loyalists he was among the first of the scene to help destroy the arsenal. they don't point we're still holding the hands of my sons or the youngsters and consume our country will be growing without all this is a very dangerous thing to toy with the country it was without arms it looks like leavin kids have already developed a fascination for the weapons of war but. when i grow up i'll have a real one and will kill bad guys like could se then your thought is you savior of gathering up weapons through mosques i hope police are back on the streets the young gunman demonstrate their readiness to. give it back to them as soon as they ask a system which many here are afraid that this addiction may have
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a painful withdrawal and the gun has become one of the symbols of the libyan rebels and freedom for a new country though people want more peaceful symbols of fear that all be easy for many to lay down their arms when the gun has played such a prominent role throughout libya's volatile history riven option or r.t. through fully libya this week russia recognized libya's national transitional council as the country's legitimate governing authority moscow said it never want a conductor to stay but had disagreed with me as a means of removing him russia's and avoiding the alliance told r.t. that nato's disrespect towards the un and a terminations to take control of libya were worrying signs. how do you know it's a classic situation when separate nato countries are waging war and meddling in an internal conflict of a country far away from nato zone of responsibility of the airlines as an organisation claims not to be involved classic military propaganda need to use the
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un resolution as chewing gum probably on purpose to show that the alliance today is equal to the un and tomorrow maybe even more powerful it's a dangerous trend nato is turning into a world policeman that's using the un resolutions turning them to feed their interests and not taking into account the interests of the people on the ground the rebels are united only by the desire to get rid of gadhafi and as soon as their common enemies defeated the opposition will inevitably face internal rifts and i'm sure that that will be the moment when some western countries will try to secure some military presence aiming to control libya's oil reserves. the violence is not yet over by the race for libya's vast energy riches between nato states is already in full sway bell belk and activist for the u.s. socialist while you are he says that shows the western intervention was far from him any tarion. this is been a war from the outset it has been waged for definite material interest largely oil
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geo strategic placement in north africa a means of countering the revolutionary upheavals that have taken place on libya's borders both in tunisia and egypt now what will nato do in its day and it says it's protecting civilians and reading an air war against civilians its trained so-called rebels who have now been implicated in massacres of civilians including sub-saharan african migrant workers so i think this is a bodes very poorly for the future of libya and i think point broadly that this is a threat to people throughout north africa and indeed across the world so the united states britain france and italy to some extent i mean these powers have essentially portrayed this intervention as a humanitarian venture to protect civilian life. this is been a fraud from the outset it's hardly a new excuse for the united states i think you could go back to eighty ninety eight and say every war ever waged by the united states by us imperialism has been waged
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in the name of protecting civilians humanitarianism and democracy. you're watching archie coming to you live from moscow and here's what's still ahead for you in the program national work life if you don't turn to our t.v. for a copy of an interview with genocide suspect rock a lot of words you made serious accusations against u.n. peacekeepers in the ninety's balkans conflict. and the russian villages dying out we'll look at why people are fleeing rural areas leaving desolate fields and crumbling houses were thriving communities wants to. russia has condemned the latest e.u. sanctions against syria banning imports of its oil the sanctions pile more pressure on president assad's regime according to the wire around two thousand two hundred people have died in syria during the government crackdown against opposition for protests since march human rights group amnesty international claims over eighty been tortured to death in prison but some including the syrian government say the
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reader is twisting their reality as read english go now reports. mass murder tearing catastrophe a country on the brink of a revolution this is what you see every time syria pops up in the headlines but what is really happening in a country where hardly any foreign journalists are present there's even been the implication that some of the images we're being shown have been digitally manipulated and there have been reports about available online that you can watch of the footage that was taken in bahrain and said to be taken in hama and and strong to seen footage and different stations with different backgrounds digitally drugged and so there are some very strange things that are going on right now an example of such manipulation is the case of palestinian refugees in the coastal city of latakia this t.v. remote talking became the center of the controversy when according to various reports anywhere from several hundred to several thousand people were gathered here most of those people were palestinian refugees who came from the palestinian refugee camp in the sunni quarter of latakia now according to the opposition forces
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and to some of the palestinians. when they got to the stadium their ideas were taken away their cell phones were also taken away and they really prepared for the worst because you have to realize that curbing large numbers of people into stadiums carries them would alba very macabre macabre association especially in this particular region saddam hussein has developed sort of a practice of hurting people in stadiums and then and then committing mass executions we went to the part of the city which supposedly came under fire from warplanes and navy ships and spoke with the refugees to find out what happened we've got. some people walking around the neighborhood yelling there will be shelling from sea soon and everyone has to get out i didn't go anywhere just stayed in my house i can see the bay from my window and there was nothing there aside from the usual patrol boats still gonna fire did break out between the army and unknown
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gunmen so some five thousand palestinians left their homes fearing for their lives . we wanted to leave so that our kids wouldn't hear the gunshots we hear in our house and when there was a break in the fighting we went to the stadium we stayed there for three days then came back. so did two thousand refugees only to realize there was no air and navy attack taking place on the city. and we felt like we were lying to the. syrian authorities have long been insisting armed groups are behind the unrest in syria and it's them who starts shooting first during demonstrations prompting bloodshed those statements are all but ignored by the media. syria is fighting in media war and it's losing it. the syrian government might have realized its mistake of banishing foreign journalists from the country and the media law has overturned that ban but there is no guarantee it will go
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a long way towards achieving serious image as portrayed on major networks even those syria. the international community is urging president to stop the bloodshed and step down but political scientist dr not harshly says she doesn't believe it will resign and even if he does it will only bring more serious problems president assad will never stop that's one thing let's not forget him that's remind all the worse than all the surrounding arab countries that's going against him right now he will never step down this is a dream that will never come true sectarian violence for sure if that's if that will happen which you will never do we're going to see a turmoil not only in syria we're going to see in all the surrounding countries lebanon jordan sooty all the gulf areas everything it's going to turn upside down so again i'm seeing this is playing with deep fire so they have to think twice
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about what's going to happen but the thing is they're not thinking right see the worst this is not their first mistake this is their their. the hundreds a mistake that they've been doing so far what begin in libya russia will never ever allowed to happen in syria. the rift over a gas prices between ukraine and russia could end up in the courts kiev has been trying to negotiate a discount on the price of pace for the fuel but moscow says it's ready to stand its ground in front of any international body arches lectureship the reports from the ukrainian capital. we understand that a very harsh words are coming from both sides and right now we understand the ukraine president people on the court which is saying that his country is being humiliated in the course of negotiations over the gas price and by the gas price itself and also says that ukraine might take this whole negotiation process into
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international court in stockholm to resolve the case to try to have the two thousand and nine gas deals revised position is that it is ready to take it to accept any legal action because it is completely confident that justice is on its side and its rates applied on course should this happen now the essence of this dispute this time is that ukraine has been very much unhappy with the price it is paying for the russian gas and the right now plays up to four hundred u.s. dollars which is a market price for one thousand cubic meters of gas and it wants a lower price once a discount at the same time mosco says that any commercial offer would justify the discount something like should that be there or merger of the ukrainian government office nafta gas with the russian girl joining us from war approaches by mosco of the transported gas transportation system in ukraine know ukraine try to find a very interesting way to have the context revised by liquidating the gas monopoly nothing else the one which was signing the contract between keeping moscow in two
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thousand and nine but most school firmly replied to that saying that even if the company will be liquidated then all the contracts will automatically pass on to its successor so even if not the gas seizes to exist then it would mean that the contracts will have to be revised will certainly this sense shock waves across europe many have been worried whether they would be another gas were another disruption of supplies of g.d.p. and continent but the russian energy minister said that something like what happened in two thousand and nine will not happen this time that there is still enough time to find a proper compromise solution besides the city. way she itself is pretty much different from the events of two thousand and nine russia is no longer so strongly dependent on the transportation gas transportation system in ukraine to deliver its gas supplies to europe and north stream pipeline is due to be completed pretty much soon the south stream pipeline will also be available in the next few years so all
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this all the statement coming from moscow should reconsider the european consumers that the gas war of two thousand and i will not repeat again even if there will be serious gas called the gun possible suspension of supplies to ukraine coming in the next several months or maybe starting next year. and if there cesky reporting there are hundreds of thousands of israelis have taken part in the largest of a series of protests that have rocked the country for months demonstrators are angry at the high cost of living and who want the government to revamp its social policies are just policy or is following what appears to be a largest anti-government rally in the nation's history. it was the climax of nearly two months of social protests here in israel the launchers that this country has ever seen now for weeks organizers had been touting at the million man march they were really hoping that a million people would turn out on the streets of israel though we are hearing figures of some three hundred and fifty thousand that's three hundred fifty thousand in ten cities way here in tel aviv is the main focal point various
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speakers as well as artists have been addressing the crowd the rallying call remains that of social justice with people here demanding that the netanyahu government change its focus away from issues of security to issues of social justice the people here saying that it is simply too expensive to live in israel. and yet instead of concentrating on domestic problems israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been focused on the international stage on september the twenty fifth palestinians will go to the united nations to declare a state and it in yahoo has responded but on in cities and trying to convince countries not to support a palestinian move instead of listening to the disc on children messes up. now one of the new surrogates we're hearing is where were you but soon there is a throwback to november the fourth ninety ninety five when the former israeli prime minister gets that ever been was assassinated people say where were you then of course people here saying where are you now with people really wanting to come to
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the streets and make a change and make a voice is heard this is the last social protest that is being planned for some time although the vibe here is quite hyped up they no doubt is some disappointment that the million man march was not reached. israel is also facing a risk on a global stage as turkey prepares to challenge its blockade of gaza have an international court of justice it comes amid a dramatic slump in relations and expelled israel's ambassador and severed all military ties over its refusal to apologize for last may's gaza for tillery a friday the un investigation published a report into the attack which killed nine turkish activists if our israeli commandos used excessive force one boarding the ship but also included the blockade of gaza is legal turkey has however pointed out that the findings are not binding and its behavior that should rule on the better israel insists it acted in self-defense the founder of the israeli institute for regional foreign policy says
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a loss of such an important ally is turkey will be severely felt. exactly the situation could be ongoing negotiations of the past month between israel and turkey with american mediation it paid to avoid unfortunately really the idea of the playing but then who did not put through q four results mandates the days of the turkey turkey moving forward allowing free syria and more coordination with the us a defect that such an agreement between israel and turkey when there was a very close of the interview not preach is quite a blow to the regional foreign policy especially in the mountain which is expecting a very difficult diplomatic development the mission of the policy and paid for now with. let's one foot in in a very important and muslim country a nato member and e.u. outlook and it's very important digital group to know. that for quite some time.
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what you know if you live in moscow and remember that our web site r.t. dot com never rounds dry of interesting stories and videos and here's what we've got for you today a former policeman charged with murder of a prominent russian journalist anna politkovskaya pleads guilty agrees to cooperate with investigators in revealing new details of the complicated case. also why americans are no longer a majority of the country with a rise in the hispanic black and asian population in a number of big cities all this and much more at a tea dot com. grief and sorrow could be seen all across the north caucasus town of beslan this week as it marks the anniversary of russia's deadliest terrorist attack hundreds gathered at a school in the center of town where a group of extremists who ground a thousand people hostage seven years ago visitors were laying flowers and lighting candles remembering over three hundred thirty victims of the three day siege more
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than half of those killed in the assault were children the ordeal began its terror the first and lasted for fifty one hours and fifty minutes the exact time of the morning curia that has been held annually ever since on the last day of the coverage since wide balloons were released into the skies one for every victim. in a rare move the u.n. court turned to our team this week for assistance in the trial of ruf a lot it's a former bosnian serb general accused of genocide in the ninety's balkans war but war crimes tribunal asked for a copy of a unique interview aired by r.t.e. in which a lot of made serious allegations against un peacekeepers during the conflict and as any so now we reports behaved might have overlooked an important piece of evidence in the case. what was an archive that never before seen video footage of that interview before r t published it summit two weeks ago very serious claims
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there and really that's what makes it so shocking that the tribunals miss this what could be very important evidence in the trial archie of course will fully cooperate and hand over that video footage to help with the ongoing proceedings in the hague i just want to give you an idea of what exactly was said in that interview one of the strongest statements as we see it and i'm quoting here is instead of disarming the muslim formations as they had committed themselves to doing the united nations forces trying those safe areas into terrorist and fundamentalist bases where our villages and towns were attacked now malott it also goes on to say that he believes the u.n. was smuggling weapons into demilitarized zone so you can see the severity of these claims and how they could possibly be very important evidence and again shocking really that the hate try to you know this this stuff first off because it was filmed in one thousand nine hundred five just after the serbian it's a massacre which is one of the atrocities that malott inches is being accused of
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why he's standing trial in the first place and second of all it was filmed by a western t.v. station is available in the bosnian archive so very surprising that this video footage which could certainly be a very important moment and very important material in the trial dismissed by the tribunals and it's eighteen years of existence the tribunals has faced harsh criticism about it being biased its fiercest critics go on to say that it's a political show not a court of law and this is going to not weaken those and same send by this i mean of course this latest news that the tribe you know mr what could be very important evidence and part of the fact the reason i should say and what could these critics base their facts on is that seventy percent of the indictments that the court has issued have all been against serbs and when you look at. who is been tried over the past almost two decades you could say when you look at the serb side and the other
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non serb generals or officials that have been tried a lot of them have been given much lesser sentences and some of them have even been acquitted and again this lead is if you will missing of evidence by the tribunals is not going to help in criticism that the hague is in fact bias and he's now reporting there now let's take a look at some other stories from around the world former international monetary fund makes trust dawn has returned to his native france it's the first time he's gone back after being detained in the u.s. for several weeks on sexual assault charges though the former presidential hopeful was acquitted in new york he now faces another allegation of indecent assault from tristen but on a french novel it's. all twenty one people on a chilean military plane which went off radar friday afternoon are dead after several attempts to land the plane crashed in the pacific killing all aboard four identified bodies personal belongings and pieces of wreckage have been collected
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along the coastline of chile's remote one for and on these islands the country's president joined a mass to mourn the victims. the fans minister general julio castro has died of heart failure the seventy five year old politician served under raul castro in the rebel army and was an iconic and revolutionary figure for cubans it was also vice president of the council of state supreme governing body is death has drawn attention to the aging leaders still running the country. the lights of the big city and the prospect of a better life is persuading young people in russian villages to abandon their homes across the whole country but as he is going off found out the mass exodus from rural russia leaves those who stay with a struggle to survive. no hot water or stable electricity supplies the nearest pharmacy paul stores and grocery store or miles a week for thirteen or some sort or even that is not the most difficult thing to
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cope with it's having no leaders there you know that they used to be so many families living here but then some people died and some left to what everybody's gone now even the roads. it used to be a successful tiny agricultural community were everyone knew each other's names and celebrated birthdays together that year and has been here all her life with no nearly all that's left of the village our home memories this used to be a collective farm back in saw good times and now it looks more like ancient ruins rather than something which actually functioned not so long ago it's astonishing especially knowing that we're just around two hundred miles away from moscow. there's a hearty sygate travels around the country and explores deserted towns and villages he says he's used to seeing tumble down barns and abandoned houses even in these
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areas known for centuries for their great harvests. this is fertile land you can stick a pole in the soil here and it will have peppers growing on its one side and tomatoes on the other shore some agricultural facilities are still left in some areas but mostly the lands and abandoned. official figures show that over three thousand villages in russia became deserted last year alone many small schools and hospitals have shut down there's simply no one to educate or treat anymore life in the countryside is no longer attractive especially for young people who are fleeing to cities looking for a better life when. it's not the village which is becoming extinct is the youth reasons for self motivation people are leaving their villages for big cities but they often don't know what to do there so they can find a job or a family build a life. of course there are examples of successful forming businesses in russia but
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experts agree they're only a drop in the ocean and aren't enough to motivate the youth to work and live in the real community and as many try to survive in cities looking for work the countryside is dying out although some traces of life still exist here and there it may not be too long before they fall silent altogether. he is going off or to central russia. i'll take recap of our main stories in just a few moments coming your way stay with us. for
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