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for the full story we've got it from. the biggest issues get the human voice face to face with the news makers on. russia iran is the un security council to come on the end of the syrian fought and some 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 them on is to lay down arms. in a week's other top stories israelis organize the country's biggest that anti-government rally not their money be spent on living standards and not settlements and the military. the most goes missing the celebration this sunday marking its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday with an opening like show which saw moscow's state university as the canvas for a multi-million dollar the supply. of military taking over red square wrapping up
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another five day to two with russian foreign forces marching together. on the back of the past week's top stories and the latest developments this is r.t. live here in moscow and the un's most powerful body should demand an end to the violence in syria and move all parties into donald that's russia's view outlined by the foreign minister during a meeting with his brazilian counterpart on sunday. we strongly believe an acceptable to instigate the syrian opposition to continue boycotting suggestions to start a dialogue this is a call for a heat of the libyan scenario the greeks nations will not allow this to happen the un security council will not tolerate how its resolutions are being implemented.
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russia has 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 a five month crackdown on protesters and u.n. claims more than two thousand people have died since the anti-government demonstrations began in march creating the syrian government say the reports about the conflict are far from reality. is among the few international journalists there here's what she found. mass murder humanitarian 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 footage that was taken in bahrain and said to be taken in hama and it's showing
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the same footage and on 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 the stadium in the dark it 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 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 have to realize that herding large numbers of people into stadiums carries them would over very macabre macabre association especially in this particular region so then hussein has developed sort of a practice of hurting people in the stadiums and no i don't. we went to the part of
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the city which supposedly came under fire from warplanes only ships in support for the refugees to find out what happened. 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 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. we tell it like we were lying to.
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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 over syria is fighting a media war and it's losing it in the syrian government might have realized its mistake of banishing foreign journalists from the country a new media law has overturned that ban but there is no guarantee it will go a long way towards achieving serious image as portrayed on major networks even those courtsey syria to live in now the new interim leaders say they're sure that one of colonel gadhafi sons who commanded an elite military brigade was killed in the past week come as good as he's reportedly being buried in bani walid near tripoli one of the last remaining strongholds of gadhafi supporters and is surrounded by rebels the loyalists and until next saturday to surrender but the rebels say negotiations have failed you're about to begin a final assault what is more if the notion of reports now from the living capital.
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lead is the name for the tried population in this area one of the biggest lead been tried and staunch in the devotion to the embattled colonel it's played a prominent role during the current uprising he libya 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 kentucky in 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 south 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 will officially mean the aunt of the colonel and the regimes for the national transitional council have recently repeatedly been claiming that police safety police now security and rebels there is coming here from been guys is
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soon but so far we haven't seen is find of them here if you 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. the man is a libyan rebel he got a bullet in his ankle fighting against gadhafi soldiers inside tripoli but with his shots coming from his own side. i didn't even notice until my friend told me that my foot was bleeding he pulled the trigger by mistake he was himself. this is a reality of today's libya for when the rubble stray off and march from the country
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tons of cut off is captured weapons have fallen into the hands of nonprofessional fighters one of the biggest stories was discovered at the obviously intoxicated prison in southern tripoli where inmates were released after nato bombed the area of the dude was the father of three young boys refuses to appear on camera to fear of revenge from khadafi loyalists he was among the first at the scene to help destroy the arsenal. i don't want weapons to fall into the hands of my songs or the youngsters i'm concerned where our country will be growling with blood which is a very dangerous thing it's not a toy but with the country it was without arms it looks like living kids have already developed a fascination for the weapons of war. when i grow up and have real life and will feel bad guys like the thing then your authority is savior started gathering up weapons from mosques i wrote police are back on the streets the young
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gunman demonstrate their readiness to. will get back to me as soon as they ask a system which 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 of fear that albeit is it for many to lay down their arms when the gun has played such a prominent role throughout libya's volatile history. we're even r t three people in libya. it's been just two weeks since tripoli fell to the rebel forces but the interim government already being criticized by its own allies a key rebel military commanders calling on the leaders of the national transitional council to resign for being x. could that be lawless political satirist ted rall sees a new civil war brewing i have some sympathy for the lobby and his call to get rid of all the former regime figures i mean it's not much of
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a revolution if you have former officials from the from the government that is just and closed certainly you would see any kind of confusion like that uses in a scenario where revolution is not fully realized and that seems to be the situation in libya any kind of revolutionary movement is an alliance of convenience in the end or you end up with a shah masood in afghanistan once said in the one nine hundred eighty s. in the war against the soviets first we kill the russians to kill each other in libya they kill they are going to be able to quickly kill that gadhafi regime and now they're going to kill each other party life here in moscow still to come this hour ukraine turns up the heat and it's gas right with russia threatening court action over prices plus. sit down if you're a us taxpayer is going to be ordered to submit sixty billion dollars of your money has gone missing in the past decade we'll explain.
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but still to come but next to israel now a furious public again making sure their government's in no doubt about that anger with the largest demonstration in the country's history the social protests have been swelling for two months against the high cost of housing corruption and other living standards of the poor so there are reports now from the biggest rally in television. 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 have been dropping a million man march they were really hoping that a million people would turn out on the streets of israel though we're hearing figures of some three hundred and fifty thousand that's three hundred fifty 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 demanding and that's another 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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now one of the new surrogates we're hearing is where were you the pain but soon there is a throwback to november the fourth ninety ninety five when the former israeli prime minister yitzhak rabin 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 streets 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 settlers and trying to convince countries not to support the palestinian move instead of listening to the disc on children messes at home. it is really a quality campaign a huge open and i told r.t. the people there are demanding more from their government to be a social rather than security provider. people demanding so she adjusted
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even in a kind of political and political convention and even that took place in. the off the of the country people are questioning the of the government that this is why i know the economy is slowly she in so. much a girls' school the fuel and so little for the many i think people have seen them in. no hope in this function in every level of government needs to function on the political front. in terms of the political process the negotiation with the color skinny and on no more in only sheer as in perceive and also in the in the economic and social you see it gather them in there trying to tell people that what is the order is what they can get in that's the best they can get in do nothing or the improve the life
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of people this is what brings people in this to read into this the they're asking for something else. ukraine's grumbling over its gas bill again with a row over the agreed price with russia threatening to end up in court can something trouble paying for its nationalized energy firm with russia's gazprom to bring costs down the kremlin says the contract cannot be revised intellectually and will stand its ground. points. very harsh words are coming from both sides and right now the ukraine president b.p. amoco which is saying that his country is being humiliated in the course of negotiations over the gas price it 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 only course should this happen saying that until
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a proper commercial for 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 right now pays 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 gas when opel is not to gas with the russian gas giant gazprom or purchased by moscow 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 and really being confident 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
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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 be gas war of two thousand and i will not repeat again even if there will be serious gas conflict and possible suspension of supplies to ukraine coming in the next several months or maybe starting next year. celebration central this sunday red square has been marching to a massive military to two drawing hundreds of armed forces performers from around the world who've been showing off their skills the russian capital is also being wrapping up its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday with a stunning light show parties the telling of a very is following the festivities. the celebration sofa moscow's eight hundred sixty fourth anniversary i have and that's where they're magnificent laser show
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project tents outside moscow state university the oldest university in russia is said to make into the guinness book of records and also the celebrations of moscow's birthday coincided with the last day hold this truscott festival an annual festival of military orchestras from all around the world that takes place on the red square a central square of moves to military balance from the putin countries gathered here today to parade alongside each other ams a famous and strange senior dream it is to become of the headliner all that is can you live band for the third time in a row for the third time she's hoping this is true even if it's very bright sounds very loud so our performance is a truly amazing opportunity to see more thousands of us muscovites and guests of this city who are supporting the troops of their own countries to seek their own high something but if you have missed it you can always watch it's on our website. has been following the five days of. this military orchestras parades here in
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central russia of course it's a great happy peaceful and beautiful occasion when three bands gathered for the purpose of music making. as you put its policy in the russian capital still to come putting pressure on the press or to please flex their muscles of the media telling news groups they have a responsibility to hand over rock footage of looters to help make arrests. in the russian villages going elsewhere look at why people are fleeing rural areas leaving desolate fields and crumbling houses with thriving communities one stood. the victims of russia's deadliest terror atrocity had been remembered in the town of beslan where over three hundred thirty people mostly children were killed in a school this week thousands of people paid their respects to the victims of the attack which happened seven years ago hundreds of millions were released in a symbolic display to the murdered children and the other innocents who died the
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terrorists hold people hostage in the school for three days without food or water. how do you lose sixty billion dollars when american taxpayers are asking just that question military order to save admitted that's how much money has gone missing in a decade of foreign conflicts the senate commission on wartime contracting claims the losses mounted through poor planning in florida private contractors and federal employees panel suggest strict spending controls to plug the cash leap. too late for antiwar campaign john glaser he says the naming and shaming won't stop the. profit is this is just one report in a field of many describing such profligate waste in the american empire there's been previous reports about u.s. aid going directly to fund the insurgency that is the taliban who were then so be there to be fighting there is a report out done by the center for public integrity that investigates the
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pentagon's practice of the no bid contracts for defense industry corporations which is ballooned to a one hundred forty billion dollars problem and twenty eleven so this kind of ways does just wide spread throughout the wars i'm concerned about there not having there not being enough of an effect from these reports the recommendations within the report sort of have the air of usual washington type advice build another bureaucracy to watch over for oversight in this department you know hire an inspector general so on and so forth i'm concerned that the recommendations of this committee although their analysis of waste is very valuable and concerned that their recommendations won't even take place or if they do they'll be wasteful still . british police have been putting pressure on journalists this week to hand over footage of last month's riots in order to identify looters in action but media organizations are resisting the requests to protect editorial standards and avoid
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being seen as evidence gathering for the authorities police forces across the country approach media groups to voluntarily and overused and unseen footage and scotland yard said it would obtain a court order to force disclosure of the material if necessary receive a generous twenty goals and says the police run the risk of compromising fundamental press freedom and 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 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 then 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 ultimately what's going to happen in a demonstration situation if you're going to have the crown turning on the journalist
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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 when a crime is just like in place and it's very important that both of them are doing it independently they have got forty thousand they told us hours of c.c.t.v. footage to go through and it seems to me that maybe they're getting 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. well for more on what we're covering here at r.t. can get it all on our website and let's take you through what else is lined up at the moment at r.t. dot com we'll hear from an award winning serbian film director about his plans to build a traditional russian village in an ethnic settlement and that's a given or. tapping into their own oil supply the people of
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a small town in georgia who were shocked to find fuel pouring into their homes. let's bring you some more of today's world news now in our world update 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 strasse com was put under house arrest but later the case against him was dismissed by a judge deciding to quit the i.m.f. you faces another sexual assault allegation in france by novelist christine brennan . runs first nuclear power plant is now putting electricity into the country's national grid work on the bushehr facility began in the one nine hundred seventy s. but construction stalled until the ninety's when russia sent specialists to complete it both countries have agreed that spent atomic fuel from the plant will be sent to russia to reduce western concerns that iran could use the materials to build nuclear arms. tropical storm lee has reached landfall in louisiana in the
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southern u.s. there's a state of emergency in the region as well as coastal parts of mississippi where evacuations are taking place up to 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 a gale comes less than a week after hurricane irene killed more than forty people in the u.s. . russia's youth beating a path to the big cities to make their living at the rural towns they leave behind a dying art as a result you got to just kind of has more now on the generation drained to hear how the few who stayed behind a coping. no hot water or stable or tricity supplies the nearest pharmacy post office and grocery store or miles away before touching on a some sort or even that is not the most difficult thing to cope with it's having
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no leaders that i know that they used to be so many families living here but then some people died some left everybody is 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 but no nearly all the work to 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. as a hobby surrogate 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 areas known for centuries for their great harvests. this is fertile land
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you can stick a pole in the soil here and it will have peppers growing on its one side and tomatoes on the other sure some cultural facilities are still left in some areas but mostly the lambs and abandoned. official figures show that over three thousand villages in russia became deserted last year alone i mean a small schools and hospitals have shut down there's simply no one to educate we're treating more life in the countryside is nor longer attractive especially for young people who are weaned to cities looking for a better wife. it's not the village which is becoming extinct it's 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 experts agree they're only
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a drop in the ocean and aren't enough to motivate the youth to work and live in rural communities and as many try to survive in cities looking for work because the side is dying out or some traces of away from still exist here and there it may not be too long before they fall silent altogether. but. he got this one off or to central russia. coming up to a twenty seven minutes past the hour now i'll be about with the week's top stories in just a few moments stay with us live here in the sky. i
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got those military ninety sixty six i got over because the things i saw the things i was doing and there's a reason so we were given for doing them there was a personal protest. during the vietnam war and it's war movement emerge that alter the course of history this movement didn't take place on college campuses but in very similar ships penetrated elite military colleges like west point and it spread throughout the battlefields of vietnam gets today few people know about the g.i. movement against the war in vietnam. at the army we always said free the army or fun travel and adventure but it really meant to be harmed.
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