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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. russia has sharply criticized the latest use sanctions against syria calling them harmful and ineffective in solving the crisis europe's imposing an oil embargo and warned of further steps to force president assad to end 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 reports about the conflict are far from reality. among the few international journalists and here's what she found. mass murder tarion catastrophe a country on the brink of a revolution this is what you see every time syria pops up in the headlines but
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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 do 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're really prepared for the worst because you have to realize that
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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 in. for their lives. we wanted to leave so that our kids wouldn't hear the gunshots we hid in our house and when there was
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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 felt like we were lined to the heart of 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 and 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 ways towards changing series image as portrayed on major networks in those quiet sea syria. in libya the interim leadership claims colonel gadhafi is that youngest son who commanded in
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a military brigade was killed in the past week and has reportedly been buried in bani walid 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 artie's marina financial reports from tripoli. bennett 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 tribes 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 ammunition and actually khadafi himself as well as his sons tommy thought to hide
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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 means 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 that rebels there is coming here from and guises 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 a clear agenda that 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. i didn't even notice until my friend told me that my foot was bleeding he pulled the trigger by mistake he was so scared 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 dude was the father of three young boys refuses to appear on camera still fearing revenge from khadafi loyalists he was among the first of 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 growing with goggles this is a very dangerous thing it's not a toy but with the country at war with arms it looks like libyan kids have already
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developed a fascination for the weapons of war but. when i grow up i have real life and will kill bad guys like gadhafi then you're thor's you save of 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 the soon as they ask a system which many here are afraid that this addiction may have a painful withdrawal 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 otieno azzi fatefully libya and it is just a been two weeks since tripoli fell to the rebel forces but the interim government is already being criticized by its own allies
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a key rebel military commander is calling on the leaders of the national council to resign for being x. could offer it 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 all 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 what 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 their day with fifty flee kill the khadafi regime and now they're going to kill each other and still to come this hour. ukraine it turns out
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to be printed to gas a rally for russia threatening court action over prices plus. officials in washington have squandered sixty billion dollars in iraq and afghanistan a senate report says that the money was lost in waste and fraud. 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 the state the protesters are demanding social reforms calling on the government to lower the excessive costs of living artie's policy here is in tel aviv for us with 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 like the 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
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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 for say that quote you know one of the news tokens we're hearing is where were you surprised by third that is a throwback to november the fourth one thousand nine hundred five when the former israeli prime minister yitzhak bane ever been was assassinated people say where were you then so of course people here are 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 a state and a tin yahoo has responded by arming settlers and trying to convince countries not to support the palestinian move instead of listening to the discounted messages at
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home. israeli equality campaigner you did oppenheimer told r.t. that protesters are demanding the government reconsider their priorities and put social issues over security. people demanding so she had just stated even in a time of political split and political tension and even till the attacks that took place in. the country people have questioning that the government did this is why and the economy is slowly cian so so much goes for the fuel and so a lot of for the many i think people have seen and government that creates no hope in this function in everyday lives that government needs to function on the political. level in terms of the political process the negotiation with the palestinians on no hopes in only sheer as in perceive beauty and also
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in the. economic and social you see a government that twined 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 at all of the to put improve the life of people this is what brings people in the street into the city they're asking for something else ukraine is 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 won't 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 artie's alexy or shas kaye reports. words are coming from both sides and right now the ukraine president viktor yanukovych is saying that his country is being humiliated in the course of negotiations over the gas price and
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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 in 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 the right now it 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 are merging of the ukrainian gas going up listening to gas with the russian. or a purchase by moscow of the transport and gas transportation system in ukraine this
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harsh stance voiced by ukraine sent shock waves across europe many have been awarded whether they would be another gas or another disruption of supplies in three pm kwanten 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 with the 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. ask your opinion on how the gas dispute between russia and ukraine will and on our website. as of right now it is fairly spread but the majority say the
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dispute will be over after the two countries biggest corporations emerge you think ukraine. will pay the market price for gas just over twenty percent of you say europe will once again be hit by a gas crisis all the rest believe ukraine is over it. will make russia lower the price. moscow has been celebrating. red square has also been marching to a massive military tattoo drawing hundreds of armed forces of performers from around the world who've been showing off their skills the russian capital's also been 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 since laser show project tents outside moscow state university the oldest university in russia
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is set to make it to begin his records will see the celebrations of moscow's they coincide with the last day this just gets our festival an annual festival of military officers from the around the world that takes place on the red square central square looks to music it's believed the police gathered here a great alongside each other and it's a famous inspiration seeing their dream that you have become one of the headliner all that it and you the band the third time in a row for the third time she opens this souvenir right sounds very loud for our performance he said surely amazing up it's easy for thousands of viewers muscovites guests over to see more supporting the troops of their own countries to seek their own high seas but if you have missed it you can always watch it's on our website. has been following all the five days of. this military orchestras parades. in
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central russia of course it's grades a happy peaceful and beautiful occasion when bands gather for the purpose of music making. talking overcover reporting for us there from moscow now still to come this hour putting pressure on the press. british police flex their muscles of the media telling news groups they have to have a responsibility rather to hand over riot footage of looters to help make an arrest . and the russian the village is dying and you look at why people are fleeing the rural areas leaving desolate fields and crumbling houses where striving communities once stood. the victims of russia's deadliest to terror atrocity have been remembered in the town of beslan where over three hundred thirty people mostly child. and were killed in their school this week thousands of people paid their respects to the victims of the attack which happened seven years ago hundreds of balloons were released in a symbolic display to the murdered children and of the other innocents who died the
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terrorists held around a thousand people hostage in the school for three days without food or water. the u.s. has lost around sixty billion dollars in waste and fraud in iraq and afghanistan over the past decade the u.s. senate commission into wartime contracting has estimated this week's report claims that the money was lost through poor planning a lack of oversight and outright scams by u.s. contractors and federal employees the panel also suggested implementing stricter measures to control spending to prevent even more money being wasted in the future michael o'brian a former official who also worked in iraq as a contractor says despite the report the pentagon will continue to waste money because of its strategy for fighting wars the authors of the report say that the ratio is practically one to one contractor to soldier which is absolutely there's no doubt in my mind that it's at least that and it says that america can't fight
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its wars without contractors anymore so much reliance has been placed on them by the department of defense and it's it's not just money that's being wasted one dollar one dollar in six they estimate was wasted squandered lost more could be wasted because things have been built that won't be able to me they will they can't maintain them in countries like iraq and afghanistan you have to when you build something like a power plant you have to be able to maintain and operate it and the afghanis simply don't have the ability to do that so corruption we've created a corruption. 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 request to avoid being seen as evidence gatherers florida authorities police forces across the country approached media groups urging them to voluntarily hand over all footage used or unused but scotland
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yard said it would obtain a court order to force disclosure of the material if necessary best to get a journalist tony gosling says if the police run the risk of compromising the 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 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 lynch camera people thinking and if this goes through
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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 in the media are trying to do a similar thing in certain circumstances strictly when a crime is just taking place and it's very important that both of them are doing it independently they have got thirty thousand they've 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. for more on what we're covering here at r t you can get it on our website let's take you through what. we hear from an award winning serbian film director about his plans to build a traditional russian. could be. tapping into their own oil supply the people of a small town in georgia who were shocked to find fuel. let's
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bring you some more of today's world news. the former head of the international monetary fund. turned to france on sunday after 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. 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 novelist. 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 one nine hundred 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
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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 evacuations are taking place up to fifty centimeters of rain are expected over the new 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 us. that youth are beating a path to the big cities to make their living but the rural towns they leave behind are dying out as a result. of peace can off has more on the generation drain to hear how the few who stay behind are coping. no hot water or stable electricity supplies the nearest pharmacy post office and grocery store or miles away for tiana some sort or even that is not the most difficult thing to cope with it's having no neighbors that i know that they used to be so many families living here but then
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some people died some left well 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 now nearly all that's left of the village are her memories this used to be a collective farm back in saudia 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 are just around two hundred miles away from moscow. as a hobby sygate travels around the country and explores deserted towns and villages he says he's used to seeing tumbled down barns and abandoned houses even in these areas known for centuries for their great harvests tonight. 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 shore some of cultural 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 it 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 experts agree there are 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 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 all together and they don't need. no idea where. he got his going off r.t.e. central russia. and i'll be back with a recap of our top stories in just a few moments stay with us.
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you're watching our team here your top headlines russia urges the un security council to help end of the violence suppression of anti-government protests in
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syria moscow has called for that use new round of sanctions targeting syria's oil exports inefficient in resolving the conflict. in libya rebels that surround one of the last remaining strongholds east of tripoli with reports of one of the colonel's sons being killed in the area. and other top stories this 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. and. watch our global how global seas turn to plastic soup as we follow the investigation of a team of the environmentalists.

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