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russia rallies the u.n. security council to demand an end to the syrian violence and prevent a descent into another libyan scenario. meanwhile the libyan rebels are poised to crush the last pockets of resistance from colonel gadhafi supporters as time runs out for the loyalists to lay down arms. in the weeks other top stories israeli's organize the country's biggest ever government rally to mark the money be spent on living standards not settlements and the. ukraine turns up the heat in its gas row with russia threatening court action over prices for the kremlin is defending the previously agreed contract. moscow's being the scene of
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celebration this sunday marking its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday with an eye opening light show or so moscow state university is the canvas for a multi-million dollar display and the military's been taken over red square wrapping up another five day with russian and foreign militaries marching together . to look back at the past week's top stories and the latest developments this is. the un's most powerful body should demand an end to the violence in syria a move all parties into dialogue that's russia's view line by the foreign minister during a meeting with his brazilian counterpart on sunday. we strongly believe unacceptable to instigate the syrian opposition to continue boycotting suggestions to start
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a dialogue this is a call for a heat of believe in scenario nations will not allow this to happen the un security council will not tolerate how its resolutions are being implemented. says russia was sharply criticized the latest sanctions against syria calling them harmful and ineffective in solving the crisis europe's imposing an oil embargo and want to further steps to force president assad and the five month crackdown on protesters and u.n. claims more than two thousand people have died since the anti-government demonstrations began in march and leading the syrian government say reports about the conflict are far from reality it is only in english though is among the few journalists there here's what she found. 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 b. images we're being shown have been digitally manipulated and there have been
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reports about that available online that you can watch of the footage that was taken in bahrain and said to be taken in hama and it's showing the same footage and on different stations with different backgrounds digitally dragoon 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 the stadium in the dark it became the center of a controversy when according to various reports anywhere from several hundred 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 and to some of the palestinians when they got to the stadium their i.d.'s were taken away their cell phones were also taken away and they really prepared for the worst because you know how to realize that herding large numbers of people into stadiums carries them with other very much macabre association especially in this particular region that i'm hussein has developed
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sort of a practice of hurting people in stadiums and then i don't mask executions we went to the part of the city which supposedly came under fire from warplanes and navy ships in support for the refugees to find out what happened we've got. some people walking around the neighborhood yelling there will be shelling from city 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 in there aside from the usual patrol boats still gunfire did break out between the army and unknown gunmen so some five thousand palestinians left their homes hearing 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 and so did two thousand refugees only to realize there was no air and
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navy attack taking place on the city. like we were lying to a couple i just syrian authorities have long been insisting rogge armed groups are behind the unrest in syria and it's them who starts shooting first during the ministry shoots prompting bloodshed those statements are all but ignored by the media. at home or syria is fighting a media war and it's losing it or about the syrian government might have realized its mistake of balancing foreign journalists from the country in the media law has overturned that ban but there is no guarantee it will go a long way towards changing series image as portrayed on major networks even those quite see syria. across in libya now the new interim leaders say they're sure that one of colonel gadhafi sons who commanded and elite military brigade was killed in the past week coming off he's reportedly been buried in bani walid near tripoli it's one of the last remaining strongholds of gadhafi supporters and is surrounded
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by rebels the loyalists have until next saturday to surrender but the rebels say negotiations are failed they are about to begin a final assault on the reflection of reports now from the living capital. lead is the name for the tribe population in this area one of the biggest leavin tribes and staunch in the devotion to the embattled colonel it's played a prominent role during the currents are rising he leaders since the beginning of the vans here in february people from these tribe have been fighting against the rebels all across libya volunteers from this area have been dying for. misrata things bragger and in other cities they've been all the time ardently supporting the colonel who's provided them with the past weaponry in the past and actually could after himself as well as his sons have all the time in thought to hide in that area and that's why many here on the ground are saying that if the rebels manage to take this stronghold that would officially means that he and of the
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colonel and the regime's fall the national transitional council have recently repeatedly been claiming the police safety police now secure. rebel theories are coming here from benghazi soon but so far we haven't seen is sign of them here in live in capitals the situation here is very complicated the streets are literally all the armed rebel fighters with actually clear agenda of the interior minister has recently claimed that the national transitional council will soon start to try to bring these people under their control but as we can see here they're not quite successful so far here's my report about that. it is a libyan rebel he got a bullet in his ankle fighting against gadhafi soldiers in seclusion or tripoli but with his shots coming from his own side which. i didn't even notice until my friend told me that my food was bleeding he pulled the trigger by mistake he was himself.
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this is a reality of today's leave here for me in the rubble stray off and march from the country tons of conduct is captured weapons have fallen into the hands of nonprofessional fighters one of the biggest stories was discovered at the abu slim plops security prison in southern tripoli where inmates were released after nato bombed the area of ado who's the father of three young boys refuses to appear on camera still fear of revenge from khadafi loyalists he was among the first at the scene to help destroy the arsenal. they don't want weapons to fall in behind some of my songs or the youngsters and concerned where our country will be going with pride this is a very dangerous thing it's not a toy but with the country it was with arms it looks like libyan kids have already developed a fascination for the weapons of war but. when i grow up and have a real one and will feel bad guys like
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a darn thing then you're thor's you savior of gathering up weapons through mosques i hope police are back on the streets the young gunmen demonstrate their readiness to. will get back to them as soon as they ask a student but many here are afraid that this addiction may have 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 but fear of albeit is economy to lay down their arms when the guard has played such a prominent role throughout libya's volatile history. ribbon otieno r t tripoli libya coming up to ten minutes past the hour still to come for you here in r.t. putting pressure on the press british police flex their muscles at the media telling news groups they have a responsibility to hand over riot footage of looters to help make arrests. that's still to come but first now to israel
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a furious public could be making sure their government's in no doubt about their anger with the largest demonstration in the country's history social protests have been swelling for two months against the high cost of housing corruption and other living standards reports now from the biggest rally in tel aviv. it is the climax of nearly two months of social protests here in israel the largest that this country has ever seen now for weeks organizers had been dropping like 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 twenty thousand in ten cities where here in tel aviv is the main focal point various speakers as well as artists have been addressing the crowd the rallying call remains that of social justice which people here are 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.
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ok now one of the new slogans we're hearing is that where you came back there is a throwback to november the fourth one thousand nine hundred five when the former israeli prime minister gets back pain ever again was assassinated people say where were you then of course people here saying where are you now with people really wanting to come to the street and make a change and make their voices heard 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 by arming sitters and trying to convince countries not to support a palestinian move instead of listening to the discounted messages at home. israel is also facing a rift on the global stage as turkey prepares to challenge the gaza blockade of the international court of justice it comes amid a dramatic sarin of ties between the once close allies expelled israel's ambassador and severed all military cooperation ever its refusal to apologize for last year's
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gaza flotilla raid which killed nine turkish activists on friday the un investigation published a report into the attack and found that israeli commandos used excessive force when boarding the ship but it concluded the blockade of gaza is legal he says the findings are not binding and believe the hague should rule on the matter a former head of israeli diplomatic mission to ankara says israel has to make peace with the palestinians before turkey becomes a friend again. is well and has lost its closest friend in the region in the last two decades which is a strong diplomatic political blow also a strategic blow because the the army's used to train together i think in addition on top of the damage to the bilateral relations we have to see if there will be a spillover to egypt and jordan i think this is the olympic we tickle issue if the
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question is about these were only politicians the only thing they can do in the in the near future is improving their relations with the palestinians sitting again and trying to reach an agreement i think the issue of the israeli palestinian relations will be the critical issue also regarding their relations with turkey i don't think that by lead truly something to be done now i don't think it's too late to apologize so i think by literally very little could be done the things have to move regionally. ukraine is crumbling average gas bill again with a row over the agree price with russia threatening to end up in court camps having trouble paying for its nationalized energy firm with russia's gazprom to bring costs down the kremlin says the contract cannot be revised unilaterally and will stand its ground but is it actually have a shot has this report. very harsh words are coming from both sides and right now
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the ukraine president is saying that his country is being humiliated in the course of negotiations over the gas price that also says that the ukraine might take this whole negotiation process into international court in stockholm to try to have the two thousand and nine gas deals revised position is that it is ready to accept any legal action because it is completely confident that justice is on its side and it's ready to fight on in court should this happen saying that until a commercial offer comes in the price will stay the same and the negotiations will continue no 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 be there or merger of the ukrainian gas going up
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a snuffly gas with the russian gas giant gazprom or a purchase by moscow of the transported gas transportation system in ukraine this harsh stance voiced by ukraine sent shock waves across europe many have been worried whether they would be another gas were another disruption of supplies in three pm 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 russia is no longer so strongly dependent on the gas transportation system in ukraine to deliver its gas supplies to europe we know that several new pipelines are being built i right now the 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 the gas war of two thousand and i will not repeat again even if there will be a serious gas called leak and possible suspension of supplies to ukraine coming in the next several months or maybe starting next year. moscow's green celebration
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central this sunday red squares be marched into a massive military to to bring hundreds of armed forces performance from around the world who've been showing off their skills the russian capital has also been wrapping up its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday with a stunning light show that he's an italian of a cover is following the festivities. the celebration sofa moscow's eight hundred sixty fourth anniversary i have and this will give a sense laser show project sense outside most a state university the oldest university in russia is set to make into the guinness book of records all soon that the celebrations of moscow's they coincide with the last stage of this truscott sour festival in annual festival of military orchestras from all around the world that takes place on threats were essentials where hope looks to use reach balance from fourteen countries gathered here today to parade alongside each other ams a famous and strange figure agreement she has now become of the headliner hope that
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it can you will advance for the third time in a row for the third time she's movement this is true even if it's very bright sounds very loud to our performance this is a truly amazing opportunity to see more thousands of us muscovites and guests of the city for supporting the troops of their own countries to seek their own qais but if you have missed it you can always watch it's on our website r t v has been following all the five days of this military orchestras parades here in central russia of course it's a great happy peaceful and beautiful occasion when military bands gather for the purpose of music made in. italian of that as you mentioned a website called his plans even if we can get it all on our website let's take you through what else is that. we hear from an award winning seven film director about his plans to build a traditional russian village ethnic settlement and that's a given. topic into the oil supply the people of
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a small town in georgia who were shocked to find fuel pouring into their homes those stories and plenty of other stories and pictures of the. british police have been putting pressure on journalists this week three hundred over forces of last month's riots in order to identify loose. as an action but media organizations are resisting requests to protect editorial standards and avoid being seen as evidence gatherers from the authorities police forces across the country approach media groups that want to really have over used and armed seen footage with scotland yard said it would have taken a court order to force disclosure of the material if necessary this journalist tony calls me and says the police from the risk of compromising fundamental press freedom. i was very disappointed to see that david cameron in the emergency debate about the riots was actually saying and i quote the media has a responsibility to hand over pictures and i think this is absolutely appalling
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thing to say that's the sort of thing you would expect in a police state where the police can go down to the independent broadcasters and just demand footage demand details of people who've been taking film this kind of thing they go around potentially raid their homes too so i don't know where they become is coming from on this as far as i know we live in a liberal democracy and we've got a free and independent press the other thing is also really what's going to happen in a demonstration situation if you're going to have the crown turning on the journalist they will come even possibly lynch camera people thinking if this goes through quite rightly in this case thinking that these people are actually this they're filming evidence for the police and this is an absolutely unacceptable situation police and the media are trying to do a similar thing in certain circumstances quickly when a crime has just taken place and it's very important that both of them are doing it independently they have got forty thousand may told us hours of c.c.t.v. footage to go through and it seems to me that maybe they're getting
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a bit bored with doing that and they're actually trying to actually co-opt the press in britain to be evidence gatherers for the police and that would be a horrendous thing if it ever takes place. europe's debt shows no sign of dying down italy and greece are once again facing dark warnings about the state of their finances european central bank says rome needs to stick to its forty five billion euro austerity plan to avoid collapse or greece's two weeks to implement structural economic reforms all it could lose all benefits of the second. and experts say it's too late in the greek economy is effectively going down the drain. the cat is out of the bag and to be quite honest the statement is quite close to a simple statement of the facts greece cannot supposedly repay its debt under under current circumstances the growth isn't there the debt is far too big and it's simply no earthly way it's going to be able to retain this on any plausible time scale certainly not by twenty twelve which was the original kind of hope of the other european nations the divisions that are in place right the way across europe
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now with countries completely unable really to agree on any kind of way forward out of this mess other than the essentially tried and tested and tried and failed methods they've heard here which essentially is give a bit of a bailout to certain countries and then impose austerity measures we've got to bear in mind that this bailout isn't really about helping the greek economy and certainly not the people of greece who suffered under austerity now for you know eighteen months of the most dreadful quite huge cuts in public spending in services and people's wages rising unemployment and no real prospects for the future that's what means they're the bailouts really were always about trying to support the european financial system rather than supporting say the greek economy we are certainly i think in the early stages of disintegration of the euro the deep rooted structural problems inside the euro system imbalances that built up for the last ten years so i would be surprised to see the euro continuing in its present form given the situation we're in at the moment. let's bring you some more today's world
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news now in our world update this hour the former head of the international monetary fund dominique strauss kahn has returned to france after a sex assault charges were dropped against him in the u.s. he was arrested in new york in may after a hotel maid accused him of attempted rape trials car was put on that health arrest but later the case against him was dismissed by a judge as well as having to quit the i.m.f. he faces another sexual assault allegation in france by novelist chris think. he runs first nuclear power plant is now putting electricity into the country's natural grid work on the bushehr facility began of the one nine hundred seventy s. but construction stalled until the ninety's when russia since specialist to complete it both countries agreed that sprint atomic fuel from the plant will be sent to russia to reduce questing concerns that iran could use the materials to build nuclear arms to cover the storm lee is reach landfall in louisiana in the southern u.s.
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there's a state of emergency in the region as well as coastal parts of mississippi where evacuations are taking place two fifty centimeters of rain are expected over the next few days in louisiana including new orleans which is still haunted by the katrina flood disaster in two thousand and five the gale comes less than a week after hurricane irene killed more than forty people in the u.s. . he wouldn't walk crimes tribunals as mr key piece of evidence in the trial against balkans war suspect rackemann outage it's asked our solti for a copy of an archive interview with the former bosnian serb general which aired just a few weeks ago on this channel it was recorded shortly after the trouble it's a massacre in one thousand nine hundred five where thousands of muslim men and boys were killed and showed that it's making serious allegations against u.n. peacekeepers in bosnia parties and now he reports. what was an archive of never before seen video footage of that interview before r t published it some two
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weeks ago very serious claims there and really that's what makes it so shocking that the tribunals missed 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 turned those safe areas into terrorist and fundamentalist bases from 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 demilitarize shows you can see the severity of these claims and how they could possibly be very important evidence and again shocking really that the hague tribunals missed this type of first off because it was filmed in one thousand nine hundred five just after the server needs a massacre which is one of the atrocities that melodic shiz is being accused of why
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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 some 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 its eighteen years of existence the tribe you know has faced harsh criticism about it being biased it's fierce his critics go on to say that it's a political show not a court of law and this is going to not weaken those claims and 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 employed because these critics base their facts song 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 it disserves
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side in that other non serb generals or officials that have been tried a lot of them have been given much lesser sentences by some of them have even been acquitted and again this latest if you will missing of evidence by the tribunals is not going to help in criticism that the hague is in fact biased. and that interview right come out which is online and full of website his party don't call me as well as ought you choose channel that is you choose dot com slash t twenty six minutes past the hour here now in moscow all these top stories for me in just a few moments time on this night here in the russian capital.
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how you know the military and tonight you sixty six i got up because the things i saw the things i was doing and this is the reason he said we were given for doing it it was a personal protest. during the vietnam war in iraq to war movement emerge that call for the course of history this movement didn't take place on college campuses but if erickson on ships penetrated elite military colleges like west point and it spread throughout the battlefield to be. here today few people know about the g.i. movement against the war in vietnam. yes the army and we always said free the army or fun travel and adventure but it really met.
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