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a meeting with his brazilian counterpart on sunday. we strongly believe it's unacceptable to instigate the syrian opposition to continue boycotting suggestions to start a dialogue this is a call for a piece of the libyan scenario the brics nations will not allow this to happen the un security council will not tolerate how its resolutions are being implemented that russia has sharply criticized the latest e.u. sanctions against syria calling them harmful and ineffective in solving the crisis imposing an oil embargo and warned of further steps to force president assad to end of the five month crackdown on protesters the u.n. claims more than two thousand people have died since the anti-government demonstrations began in march but some including the syrian government say the report about the conflict are the reports about the conflict are far from reality. among the few international journalists here and here's what she found. mass murder tearing catastrophe a country on the brink of
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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 nipple manipulated and there have been reports about that are available online that you can watch of 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 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 through some of the palestinians when they got to the stadium their ideas were taken away their cell phones were also
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taken away and they really prepared for the worst because you have to realize that herding large numbers of people into stadiums carries somewhat of a very macabre macabre association especially in this particular region so the uncle saying 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 to the refugees to find out what happened. 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 in there aside from the usual patrol boats still gone the fire 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 hid in our house and when
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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 the history prompting bloodshed those statements are all but ignored by the media. syria is fighting in media war and it's losing it in the syrian government might have realized its mistake of banishing foreign journalists from the country and new 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 carty syria. in libya the interim leadership claims colonel gadhafi is youngest son
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who commanded elite military brigade was killed in the past week off he was reportedly has been buried in walid bani walid excuse me a loyalist stronghold one hundred fifty kilometers east of tripoli the town is now surrounded by rebels who are set to begin a final assault it comes after revolutionary leaders said on sunday negotiations over a peaceful handover of the town have failed parties reports from tripoli. leads is the name for the tribe populate in this area one of the biggest li bin tribes 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 events here in february people from these tribe have been fighting against the rebels all across libya volunteers from this area have been dying for khadafy 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
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ammunition and actually khadafi himself as well as his sons tommy thought to hide in that area that's why many here on the ground are saying that if the rubbles managed to take this stronghold that was officially mean at the end of the colonel and the regimes for the national transitional council have recently repeatedly been claiming that police safe tripoli is now secure and the rebels there is are coming here from benghazi soon but so far we haven't seen is find of them here in live in capitals the situation here is very complicated the streets are literally all the armed rebel fighters with. a clear agenda of the interior minister has recently claimed that the national transitional council will soon 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. mohamed is a libyan rebel he got a bullet in his ankle fighting against gadhafi soldiers in tripoli but with
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a shot coming from his own side which i know i didn't even notice until my friend told me that my foot was bleeding he pulled the trigger by mistake he was so scary himself. this is a reality of today's libya for when the rebels triumphant march through 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 southern tripoli where inmates were released after nato bombed the area of the duke was the father of three young boys refuses to appear on camera still fear in 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 sons or the youngsters i'm concerned where our country will be going with goggles this is
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a very dangerous thing it's not a toy but with the country at war with arms it looks like libyan kids have already developed a fascination for the weapons of war but. when i grow up i have a real one and will kill bad guys like gadhafi then you're thor's you save start gathering up weapons through mosques and while police are back on the streets the young gunman demonstrate their readiness to. will give it back to them as soon as they ask a stone 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 but fear of all being is if for many to lay down their arms when the guard has played such a prominent role throughout libya's volatile history. we're even off now azzi faithfully libya and it has been just two weeks ascends aaa fell to the rebel forces but the interim government is already being criticized by its own allies
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a key a rebel military commanders calling on the leaders of the national transitional council to resign for being x. khadafi loyalists political satirist ted rall sees a new civil war brewing i have some sympathy for. the lobby and his call to get rid of the former regime figures i mean it's not much of a revolution if you have former officials from the exit from the government that has just been deposed certainly not you would see any kind of division 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 but in the end are 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 next we kill each other in libya they can kill there and they have effectively killed the khadafi regime and now they're going to kill each other and still to come this hour. ukraine turns
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up they can do to him it's a gas at a rally with russia threatening court action over prices plus. the international war crimes tribunal turns to r.t. for a copy of an interview with a genocide suspect rocco blodgett where he made a serious accusations against you and peacekeepers in the ninety's balkans conference. on to israel now where hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country in what has been called the biggest anti-government rally in the history of a state the protesters are demanding social reforms calling on the government to lower the excessive costs of living artie's a policy there was in tel aviv for us covering the latest developments. it was the climax of nearly two months of social protests here in israel the launches that this country has ever seen now for weeks organizers have been dropping by the million man march they were really hoping that
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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 with people here demanding that the netanyahu government change its focus away from issues of security to issues of social justice that people here are saying that it is simply too expensive to live in israel for that quote the now one of the news tokens we're hearing is where were you surprised by the food that is a throwback to november the fourth one thousand nine hundred 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 eighth palestinians will go to the united nations to declare
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a state and it in yahoo has responded by arming six years and trying to convince countries not to support the palestinian move instead of listening to the discounted messages at home. equality campaigner you did oppenheimer told r.t. that the protesters are demanding the government reconsider their priorities and put social issues over security. people demanding so she had just stayed even in a time of political split and political tension and even tell attacks that took place in the south in boulder off of the country people are questioning that of the government of this society why are the economies slowly cian so. much goes for the fuel and so little for the many i think people have seen and government that creates no hope in this function in every level that government needs to function on the political. level in terms of
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the political process the negotiation with the palestinians on no hopes in only sheer and perceive it and also in the. economic and social elina you see a government that trying to tell people that what is the all that is what they can get and that's the best they can get and do nothing other to put improve the life of people this is what brings people in the street into the street they're asking for something else. israel is also facing a rift on the global stage as turkey prepares to challenge the gaza blockade at the international court of justice it comes amid a dramatic souring of ties between the once close allies and carra has expelled israel's ambassador and cut all military ties with the jewish state over its refusal to apologize for last year's gaza flotilla grade nine turkish peacekeepers
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were killed in the attack the recently leaked un report concluded that israeli commandos used excessive force when boarding the ship yet stressed the israeli blockade of gaza was illegal turkey says the findings are not binding and they'll take the case to the hague a former head of the israeli diplomatic mission to un carr says israel has to make peace with the palestinians before turkey will become a friend again. is what is lost its closest friend in the region in the last two decades which is a strong diplomatic political blow also a strategic blow because their armies 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 in jordan i think this is the moment the. issue if the question is about these welly politicians the only thing they can do in the
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near future is improving their relations with the palestinians sitting again 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 let 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 things have to move regionally. ukraine's a grumbling over its gas bill again with a raul over the agreed price with russia threatening to end up in court having trouble paying but want to merge its nationalized energy firm with russia's gazprom to bring costs down the kremlin insists the contract cannot be revised unilaterally and will stand its ground party's election reports. very harsh words are coming from both sides and right now the ukrainian president viktor yanukovych is saying
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that his country is being humiliated in the course of negotiations over the gas price and 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 moscow's 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 the court should this happen saying that until a proper 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 right now would 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 a marriage of the ukrainian gas monopolist not to gas with the russian gas giant
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gazprom or approaches by most of the transport and 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 into the 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 by plan is due to be completed pretty much soon the south stream by blind 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 conflict and possible suspension of supplies to ukraine coming in the next several months or maybe starting next year. and we ask your opinion on how the
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gas dispute between russia and ukraine will end on our website at r.t. dot com as of right now it is a fairly evenly spread but the majority say the dispute will be over after the two countries biggest corporations merge about a quarter of you think ukraine will not get a price cut from russia paid the market price for just over twenty percent of you say europe will once again be hit by a gas crisis all the rest believe ukraine is grumbling over its gas. will make russia lower the price. and still to come this hour putting pressure on the. british police so flex their muscles that the media telling news groups they have a responsibility to hand over live footage of looters to. moscow's been celebration central the sunday red square has been marching to a massive military tattoo drawing hundreds of armed forces performers from around the world who have been showing off their skills the russian capital has also been
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wrapping up its eight hundred sixty fourth birthday with a stunning light show. following the festivities. the celebration sofa moscow's eight hundred sixty fourth anniversary i have and that's the since laser show project tents outside mosco state university the oldest university in russia is set to make its begin his book records who will see the celebrations of moscow's very they coincide with the last day all distrusts festival an annual festival of military orchestras from all around the world that takes place on the red square central square listen to music fans from each gathered here it's a great alongside each other and the famous in strange finger agreement you have become one of the headliner all this annual event for the third time in a row for the third time she opens this shoot nixon story rights council very loud for our performance he said surely amazing opportunities she wore off thousands of
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us muscovites and guests hope to see more supporting the troops from the own countries to seek their own on ice but if you have missed it you can always watch it's on our website. has been following all the five days. this military orchestras parades. in central russia of course it's a grades a happy peaceful and beautiful occasion when military bands gathered for the purpose of music making. 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 of the requests to avoid being seen as evidence you down there is for the authorities police forces across the country approached media groups urging them to voluntarily hand over all footage used or unused but scotland yard said it would obtain a court order to force disclosure of the material if necessary to get
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a journalist tony gosling says of the police run the risk of compromising fundamental press freedom. i was very disappointed to see david cameron in the i'm a. it's the 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 and raid their homes too so i don't know where david camm 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 they will come even possibly link camera people thinking and 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
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police in the media are trying to do a similar thing in certain circumstances particular in a crime has just taken place and it's very important that both of them are doing it independently they have got thirty 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 and for more on what we're covering here at our t.v. you can get it on our website let's take you through what else is lined up at our two dot com. we hear from an award winning serbian film director about his plans to build a traditional russian village in an ad next settlement and herzegovina. and tapping into their own oil supply the people of a small town in georgia who were shocked to find fuel pouring into their homes. now let's bring you some of today's world news. the former head of the
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international monetary fund dominic strauss kahn turned to france on sunday after a sexual 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 and was put under house 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 a novelist bent on. iran's first nuclear power plant is now putting electricity into the country's national grid work on the bush era 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 to 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. the tropical storm lee has reached landfall in louisiana in the southern u.s. there is a state of emergency in the region as well as coastal parts of mississippi where
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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 katrina flood disaster of two thousand and five the gale comes at less than a week after hurricane irene killed more than forty people in the u.s. . the u.n. war crimes tribunal has missed a key piece of evidence in the trial against balkans war suspects. it has asked for a copy of an interview with the former bosnian serb general which just a few weeks ago on this channel it was recorded shortly after the massacre in one thousand nine hundred five where thousands of muslim men and boys were killed it shows making serious allegations against un peacekeepers in bosnia and he said reports. what was an archive never before seen video footage of that interview before r t published it some two weeks ago very serious claims there and
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really that's what makes it so shocking that the tribunals missed this what could be very important evidence in the trial r.c. 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 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 so it's 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 serbian it's a massacre which is one of the atrocities that malott it 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 so very surprising that this video footage which could certainly be a very important moments and very important material in the trial was missed by the tribunals and it's eighteen years of existence the tribunal 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 missed what could be very important evidence and part of the fact the reason i should say and what because 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 in the other non serb generals or officials that have been tried
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a lot of them have been given much lesser sentences and 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 was our trees and he said now you're reporting for us now that interview with iraq commodity is online in our in full on our website r.t. dot com as well as our you tube channel you tube dot com slash r.t. i'll be back with a recap of our top stories in just a few minutes. i'm
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broadcasting live a direct from the heart of moscow this is our team with
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a recap of the top stories of the past week. russia urges the un security council to help end the violence suppression of anti-government protests in syria moscow has called big news a new round of sanctions targeting syria's boylike ports inefficient in resolving the conflict. in libya rebels surrounding a one of gadhafi is last remaining strongholds of east of tripoli with reports of one of the colonel's sons being killed in the area meanwhile time runs out for the pro-government loyalists to surrender in bani walid with opposition leaders saying negotiations have failed. and other top stories of the week hundreds of thousands of israelis take to the streets across the country demanding the government improve living standards rather than spending money on settlements and the military the protests have been the largest anti-government rallies in make history of the jewish state. moscow is a blaze of color with fireworks and a record breaking laser shows as the russians.


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