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coming to you live from moscow you're watching r t now we begin in northern kossovo where nato peacekeepers have used shoot to kill threats to break a roadblock by sir protesters on the border earlier attempts to remove it this week failed at the left several serbs injured. as close to the action and he sent us this report on friday the case for troops removed one of the barricades which. the course was set up in order to block the police and the k. four troops from gaining access to the area and we understand that more than one hundred k. four troops came over there pointed their guns at the serbs blockading this particular area and ordered them that they should leave the serbs obeyed and retreated peacefully with no violence and set up another a manmade checkpoint two large trucks on
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a bridge thus blocking the road the access for troops into the northern part of course there was still more than ten people remain in local hospitals in me that i would say in the town of. after being injured into these clashes with the k. four troops we managed to pay them a visit and ask them what exactly happened on tuesday. that. we were standing by the barricade when the soldiers started shouting and shooting at us i didn't know what they were shooting with so i got scared and started running away when i was hit on the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforating wound of my lung. the most interesting fact here is that the k. four troops and nato have been trying to convince everybody that they only used rubber bullets and tear gas grenades against the angry mob to pacify them but doctors in local hospitals told us that they those people who were injured in those clashes were delivered to hospitals carrying gunshot wounds. seven
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men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises there were not wounds from rubber bullets not a single of them had a rubber room all those wounds were caused by regular bullets which we extracted from their bodies now the serbs may have lost one of their checkpoints but they have lots more around the area we've counted more than ten different checkpoints the determination of the serb people is very strong now to show that they do not want to be part of the course of a republic. although they are telling us to leave but we have no way to leave this is because constable is our land our home and our life it seems to be on their own now and we will stand our ground there has been very harsh international response on the actions of this week here in kosovo with the united states using the course of a service of provoking violence and the russian foreign ministry expressing deepest
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concerns over the situation here saying that this may seem as a small as a minor border crossing dispute but in reality this could destabilize the situation in the whole region. well the actions of the nato peacekeepers may only provoke cannot prevent more violence that's according to belgrade bass political analyst stomach's on that. they've totally and openly stepped out of the un mandate and they're really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there were the air force for the albanian separatists are now the acting as their infantry so this is what we have this is a clear breach of the u.n. charter and of the resolution twelve forty four all they're doing right now is that they're actually. this stabilizing the situation there are actually bringing conflict. everything was reasonably peaceful until they gave the green light
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for albanian special police forces to forcibly take the administrative border back in july and ever since then they've been giving them full support so they're encouraging actually the government to prishtina. headed by caution prachi wanted for various charges from organ trafficking to drug trafficking and they're encouraging them to more violence so they're not a peace factor at all there are a total factor of war and the stabilization. is in cost of oil and he will be bringing you updates as and when they happen meanwhile you can also head to our teens video page to get the freshest pictures of this border dispute or you can watch the bear or download it broadcast quality for free so check it out on free video at dot our dot com. if you. could take three days for free. and free. three
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stooges free. old free broadcast quality video for your media project a free media party. the people in tripoli have been protesting against the revolutionary troops that took over the city well they're angry that hundreds of armed men are still cruising the streets after capturing the city in late august locals argue that their presence provides little security as they follow no particular orders of farther weapons at well robert perry is the editor of internet investigative magazine consortium news and he thinks people are now realizing the cost of blindly supporting the revolutionary forces there is evidence even going back to the very beginning that the eastern part of libya was a hotbed of islamic radicalism some of these people have been connected to al qaeda one of the qaeda leaders who was killed recently a tear was
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a libyan and he came from this general area and now we know that one of the leaders of the rebel forces that took tripoli was also considered very close to al qaeda and was indeed detained by the united states for some time before he was allowed to go free so it appears that the people with the guns on the side of the libyan rebels are now the government are people who have this very mixed background and it's not clear how the south when you get down to the point of once the country's under the control there so this force which side of this force will will be predominant. libyan evolutionary forces say that they have surrounded the city of sirte get off the stronghold meanwhile aid agencies are alarmed at the thousands of civilians fleeing the besieged town people are being driven from their homes by fierce fighting and a lack of supplies robert lives deputy editor of the independent online magazine spiked says that the situation has only been made worse by nato. this is the there
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it's more consequence of the think things that they got rolling back in february the kind of half hearted intervention was always going to end up with last stand by gadhafi forces in fact is this is the kind of last stand that we expected in tripoli a few weeks ago that never happened and clearly there's a lot on there and the thing about the interview the role of the international community you know could be making things worse not simply by bombarding the city but boy actually having made such a fuss about civilians being injured. even though they created harvey but by saying that it's given the khadafi forces a real influence and to keep the civilians in the city probably against their well i'm sure many of them would like to get out of there no. affectively become a kind of shield by which the they can they can stay there for a high on for a bit longer. well with no end in sight to the libyan conflict many are warning it
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could follow the path of the afghan war that's been raging for a decade now later the program we ask people in new york what they think ten years of fighting achieve. i don't. really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years for a war there for the better be for something and we better begins a bit out of it the thing that's going to happen now. and saw the work that has of the afghan war from the big apple coming to you in just a few. plus hours one of the worst droughts in decades forces a growing number of farmers in india to take their own lives we look at why their families going to the state not nature. but first hundreds of people have hit the streets of portugal's two biggest cities to protest against a sturdy mesures the debt ridden country had to ask for a seventy eight billion euro rescue package it made to avoid bankruptcy well under
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the bailout of lisbon agreed to implement harsh cuts but is still fighting to reduce its budget deficit and another struggling euro zone state greece is trying to convince international inspectors that it deserves another portion of the bailout the greek government has pushed through pension cuts as well as extra taxes to try and please its creditors full of darkness that m.e.p. for the u.k. independence party says that the e.u.'s obsession with the euro can only end in disaster. because for the greek people concern out here is to the single currency means higher taxes low gov expenditure cuts in the son of the living but also for and also even even for a country like germany in fact specifically a country like germany and here is the single currency means massive transfer payments paid to countries in southern europe and what's happening is that the germans are no longer putting up with it we shouldn't be where we are now. well it is because of the fanaticism of this european elite and we should look very
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carefully what they have to say in the future these are goofy and they are discredited and what is very worrying is that as my as my father used to say to me when i was a young man he said if you make a financial guarantee the nature of five financial guarantees is that they get caught and there is a limit to how much even a country like germany can produce because a country like france is actually much much less and there will be a long term question marks over the credit credit worthiness of france and germany if the multiple koreans of yours which are required are actually paid up and called on well it's not only greeks are up in arms about the situation they've been dumped into the u.s. is also witnessing angry moods of the nation's financial hub hundreds of throw their weight behind the latest demonstration named occupy wall street to protest against the huge influence and bad behavior of corporations and billionaires and artie's and associates will get out was there. that protesters are here for
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a simple reason they feel duped and defrauded by the system that land on street creed kick off the financial meltdown that led to an economic collapse one in six americans are currently living in poverty bankers were held down accountable and it was the people left to suffer this could be the skeleton you know the beginning of what it was as high profile activists and scholars started joining these crowds it became harder for the media to ignore these demonstrations it also became hard for most americans to not take these crowd seriously as police brutality started to occur last weekend over eighty protesters were arrested several women were surrounded by police nabbed and maced with pepper spray but these protesters say they're willing to pay any price to get their voices heard a lot of people on the one percent you know you know a fraction of the one percent that have all the money and really all of our if you think about it because would they say goes they influenced a lot of decisions which doesn't help anyone else but them so that's why everyone
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else has been true to the protests together first and support maybe you're beginning to wonder if this is becoming reminiscent of what americans saw in wisconsin this return for up to seventy thousand people essentially storm the capital will take their places of business for example so you can support that that is two hundred fifty five people. and you are these demonstrators are planning to see here and drove the numbers into a real he said revolution occurred after all if the arab spring was applauded by the powers that be why not listen to a similar cry for change. is the situation our teeth. as the authorities are trying to silence the add your voice is on wall street artie's max kaiser is stacy herbert are refusing to say quiet in less than twenty minutes from now they look at why some are so keen to put an end to for that. rumors. the world bank the
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fed to be zero you all agree there we can't talk the truth here in the financial world here's a little video clip i want to turn to and this is the former greek finance minister yano us papantonio and he is talking about this rumors of a fifty percent. haircut in greek debt should a solution require a fifty percent haircut as as i believe the current finance minister suggested no that got to me this is closer because if you did this and he said dangerous a very dangerous proposition for greece yes pop antonio financial harpies i mean that's and he doesn't want to talk about it understandably but the cure for financial herpes yanis pap antonio is you've got to talk about it you've got to go to the doctor or whatever and you've got to take care of your financial harpies i realize it's embarrassing and you should have been fornicating at the i.m.f. they gave you the financial harpies now you're a pariah. the
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russian press the stewing over president medvedev the latest interview where he explained his decision not to enter the upcoming presidential race while the president admitted he shares common goals with bloodier putin and the current prime minister is high popularity levels that make him the best man for the candidacy and this can all has the reaction from the papers. the president's interview with the heads of the three biggest t.v. stations in russia did focus on some of the most even boarding to leaders to political events in the country such as his decision not to run for a second term in office his recommendation or prime minister would you would applaud you for the top job and to the sudden dismissal of former finance minister aleksey who didn't so these losses were noses and opinions sent overseas press in russia opinions both positive and not so positive was started with the. newspaper
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really were well known here in russia and it's published an article trying to show you this polish noriko the title of what were you after what's your ambition and the analysts that the newspaper was talking to have been saying that even though they need to do has finally announced his political plans and the plans of his stand them with prime minister why do you put in there are still a lot of uncertainty since the official political programs for the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections still have not been announced however this point of view is not shared by the analysts that these this do newspaper i spoke to some other well known big newspaper in russia it's probably still not to go under the title or for how significant is the timing and its analysts have been saying that the media has finally managed to close a deal list of the biggest players during that upcoming presidential election next
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more trouble no loss of focus is definitely on the sudden this missile yells now former finance minister aleksey khuda who is always thought to be the key ally both off the government and off the president's administration the come a sun newspaper says that step to dismiss him like receiving more questions into what else could happen while meeting with if he's still in office however there are analysts who say that the dismissal just shows that the president is serious in his ambitions just to monitor the parliamentary election will be held in russia in the g samurai and the presidential poll will be held next to more jamie didn't happen still and according to greet him even if it's still going to be up to the people to decide who gets to run the country next despite daily recommendation that he made a simple political analysts just love nikonov told r.t. at the logic at a bishop of the dead of the session was clear the day it was announced. no i think
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this situation is pretty logical fortune and mediator for both representing the same political force united russia not being completely similar and not being twins in politics and they're still pretty close here logically and politically at this point is needed if explained putin is more popular then we did it himself and the question is about winning the next presidential election there will not come automatically it will be a fight put it was more equipped to lead the united russia in the fight in the next presidential struggle at the same time it really is keeping his position as an important political figure potential prime minister and potential leader of the united russia which makes him a politician with great perspective in the future of course you can watch the full
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version of that interview on r.t. dot com. a devastated by drought and crops killed by chemicals farmers in india face a battle for survival one of the dry seasons in decades has left thousands of farmers across the country with little crops and a big debt season prompting some of them to take their own lives as artistry is sure to reports the government is ignoring this growing problem. the sun is shining on these farm lands in southern india commonly known as the country's rice bowl they may look watch but the grass is far from greener out here farmers are killing themselves in the thousands. most of the farmers are committing suicide due to the influence of the other farmers who committed suicide romola husband is one of many who succumbed to drought and debt and took his own life some of the driest seasons in decades and an increase in pesticides and fertilizers have rendered their land
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barren for the grieving families left behind the future is graeme. how should i carry on with my life nothing is good for me and my children and there is no one to help us how do i bear this trouble someone needs to help us. while the government has a tentative deal with the high number of farmer suicides by compensating two thousand dollars to affected families many families say they haven't received any money and even those who have say it's not enough studies show that during the ninety's farmers were able to make around sixty dollars per acre of land every year today just about forty dollars for almost four acres of land the government has pledged billions of dollars in relief packages to farmers and promised to increase the minimum rate on certain exports but many believe the farmers are being ignored. the government is neglecting agriculture basic information like wind power will be
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there when is not available for the farmers the government is not providing sufficient loans which is forcing foam has to knock on the doors of money lenders. those who've tried to beat the drought themselves took out huge loans to dig wells but for many it's in vain. we are losing by making these wells but we are surviving because we are determined not to come. it's suicide we farms leaving a very sad life just sinking water levels mean these walls are useless but have left a deep hole in farmers' pockets the state banks turn their backs on those who couldn't repay their debts the loan sharks are now demanding high interest rates and won't take no for an answer you have to the worth of money lenders and if you notice yours are frequently visiting our home and torturing us we want to pay a huge sum widows like rama luxe me are now the bride winners tending to two acres
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of desolate farmland and rolling cigarettes to earn money to feed her children like her late husband she has no one to turn to and no way out a lonely life even though there are thousands just like her preassure either party tell him gonna india. you're watching r t n twenty four hours a day seven days a week our website is there for you with plenty on our top stories and also there for you right now kyra wired well a well famous tired rope walker tries to cross the bosco river his nerves and his rope beginning to wobble about to find out if his death defying attempt proved successful just go to our t.v. dot com plus. a portrait of the russian prime minister vladimir putin created from a thousands of tiny photos of the mona lisa log onto our two dot com for more photos from the international moscow fair.
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and time now for a brief look at some other international headlines somali pirates have reportedly kidnapped a wheelchair bound french woman near the kenyan resort of labile the navy and a police chase the boat carrying the victim but feared an attack could end with a seventy five year old woman drowning the kidnapping comes less than a month after somali pirates abducted a british woman and killed her husband in the same area. the second typhoon in just a week is battering the rain soaked northern philippines forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate the first cause landslides across the region and left at least one person dead forecasters predict the typhoon will become more powerful as it heads towards vietnam. a light aircraft has crashed into a ferris wheel at
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a festival in eastern australia leaving it two children trapped on the ride for hours amazingly no one was injured seriously in the accident well just before the crash the rain had force of majority of people off the ride the pilot said he never saw the wheel before smashing into it. well it's almost ten years as american troops led the invasion into afghanistan well the decade of fighting has led to thousands of u.s. soldiers as well as afghan civilians being killed lorri harshness quizzed people on new york streets if they believe this war story will ever have a happy ending. it's been ten years since the us bound to afghanistan as a prelude to an ongoing war a decade later has it been worth it this week let's talk about that for wars as no benefit so what are they still doing there for ten years i don't know what the head
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of they do and i don't know it's probably another vietnam. war way to probably is not a we're not. going to win it's just a case of more and more americans and others going it seems clear cut see that it's not worth it i don't see it go and really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years it was worth it to hunt down al qaeda but i think we did there at the start with our special forces and for the past nine years i don't think we've accomplished much at all a very controversial question and there's pros and cons to the situation what are the pros the pros is i think that we have to make a statement that we aren't able to. seek things sitting down that we have a voice in whether it's there's more peaceful ways to present that probably how does that go on for ten years that you take a stand for ten years it's a hornet's nest there's no winner over there we have great states so we're in there with them but what do we have to do. well eventually we got to bring peace and i
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mean that's such a nebulous thing right like what we really bringing peace to afghanistan well only time will tell you know i don't really know enough about it to say whether it was worth it do you think that's crazy that your country's been at war for ten years and you don't know anything about it. that is a problem here. but do you think most americans feel that way and you know i'm sure a lot of americans there they have a gift for owen and so i i look at this well i mean for the for a war there for that long i mean it better be for something and we better get something out of it you think that's going to happen now it seems like most people don't feel like the u.s. war in afghanistan has been worth that unfortunately no one in power seems to be listening. all to stay with us here in r.t. for a recap of the top stories coming up in
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nato employments a shoot to kill orders to break the roadblock built by local serbs near a disputed checkpoint the border crossing and seized two weeks ago by cos of a police aided by the alliance and says that the clashes have left several serbs injured. people in tripoli take to the streets angry at the former rebels still carrying the guards of the city holdouts as thousands flee one of the few remaining gadhafi strongholds the city of syria that's facing a serious humanitarian crisis since. the occupy wall street inequality and corporate influence or grows in the u.s. as protests.


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