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top stories on our t.v. a deadly situation develops in northern kossovo as nato implements a shoot to kill orders to demolish roadblocks built by vocal serbs near a disputed check. people living in the tripoli take to the streets and i've heard our former rebels carrying guns into city hall people in one of the few remaining gadhafi stronghold suffer from a deepening humanitarian crisis and. also operation the occupy wall street rose of the blue grass against inequality and corporate influence while people's fear returned swords to police following a series of arrests in cases of brutal behavior. and the media
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makes its judgment on russia's political future in the wake of dmitri medvedev zinser view over his the certain not to see the second term. of washing r t coming to you live from central moscow now we begin in northern cos of a where nato peacekeepers have used shoot to kill threats to break a roadblock i served protesters on the border earlier attempts to remove it this week failed and left several serbs injured archy's a mix of ski is close to the action that he sent this report. on friday the case for troops removed one of the barricades which. because it 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
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hundred k. four troops came over there pointed their guns at the blockading this particular area and ordered them that they should leave the service of beit and retreated peacefully with no violence and set up another manmade checkpoint. trucks on the bridge thus blocking the road access ok for troops into the northern part of course there was still more than ten people remain in local hospitals in need of it's in the town of. after being injured in tuesday's clashes with a k. four troops we managed to pay them a visit and ask them what exactly happened on tuesday. 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 and i was hit from the shoulder and it turned out to be a perforated my lungs the most interesting fact here is that the case for troops
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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 to the room. seven men in heavy condition gunshot wounds fractures and bruises they were not from rubber bullets but a single of them had a rubber 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 serve people is very strong to show that they do not want to be part of the course of the republic. and they are telling us to leave because we have nowhere to leave this is because constable is our land our home and
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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 deep concerns over the situation here saying that this may seem as a small as a minor border crossing this but in reality this could destabilize the situation in the whole region all the actions of the nato peacekeepers may only provoke and not prevent more violence that's according to belgrade based political analyst. they've totally and openly stepped out of the un mandate and there really really now just like during one nine hundred ninety nine during the bombing when there was the air force for the albanian separatists are now acting as their infantry so this is what we have this is a clear breach of the u.n.
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charter and of the resolution twelve forty four all they're doing right now is that they're actually. destabilizing the situation they're actually bringing conflict. everything was reasonably peaceful until they gave the green light 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 disappear encouraging actually the government in prishtina. headed by ha shem prachi who is wanted for various charges from organ trafficking to drug trafficking and they're encouraging him to more violence so they're not a peace factor at all there are so factor of war and destabilization. our correspondent i say it is in call civil and he will be bringing you updates as and when they happen meanwhile you can also head to our tease free video page to get
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the freshest pictures order to you and you can watch them there or download them in a broadcast quality all for free to check it out on free video dot r t dot com. three. three. three. three. three. three. four you're. free r t v dot com. people in a 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 out there capturing the city of late august locals argue that their process is provides little security as they call hope particular orders and they fire their weapons at will robert parry is the editor of internet investigative magazine
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consortium news and he thinks people are now realizing the cost of running the supporting the revolutionary forces. there was 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 al qaeda leaders who was killed recently and she was 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 qaida and was indeed detained by the united states for some time before he was allowed to go free so it appears that people with the guns on the side of the libyan rebels and 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 under the control of this is force which side of this force will will be predominant. they've
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been a revolutionary forces say they have surrounded the city of sirte gadhafi 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 as well as a lack of supplies water alliance deputy editor of the independent of life magazine spike says the situation has only been made worse by nato. and this is the inevitable consequence of the think things that they got rolling back in february. of half hearted intervention was always going to end with last stand by gadhafi forces is this is the kind of last time that we expect that tripoli a few weeks ago that never happened and clearly there's a lot of this thing about the role of the international community no could be making things worse not simply by bombarding the city but boy actually having made such a fuss about civilians and not being injured or hurt even though they created healthy
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but by saying that if given the could duffy forces a real influence to keep civilians in the city. probably again so well i'm sure many of them would like to get out of there no. effect of people coming from the shield by which the they can stay there for. high on for a bit longer. with no end in sight to the libyan conflict and many are warning it could follow the path of the afghan war that's been raging for a decade now but later in the program we ask people in new york what they think ten years of fighting have achieved. even if we see there another hundred years for a war there without it better be for something we better be good so that it can get going to happen now opinions on the worthiness of the afghan war from the big apple and just a few minutes loss. as one of the worst droughts in the decades forces a growing number of farmers in india to take their. lives why their families during
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the state make sure. hundreds of people have hit the streets of portugal's two biggest cities to protest against a steady measures that richard country had to ask for his seventy eight billion a year old rescue package it may be to avoid bankruptcy well under the bailout all has been agreed to implement harsh cuts but is still fighting to reduce its budget deficit and another struggle eurozone state greece is trying to convince international inspectors that it deserves another portion of its bailout the greek government has pushed through pension cuts as well as extra taxes to try and preserve its creditors one of dartmouth n.e.p. for the u.k. independence party says the e.u. obsession with the euro only and disaster. for the greek people concerned here's to the single currency means higher taxes low gov expenditure and cuts in the standard of living and also for and also even even for
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a country like germany and france specifically a country like germany at here's 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 and it is because of the fanaticism all of this european elite and we should look very carefully what they have to say in the future these are you few men 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 drooly 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. and it's not only greeks up in arms about the situation they've been dumped
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into the u.s. is also witnessing angry moves to the nation's financial hub hundreds of throwing their weight behind the latest demonstration named occupy wall street to protest against the huge influence and bad behavior of corporations and billionaires and see it was their. at the testers are here for a simple reason they feel duped and defrauded by the system that blank wall street greed kicked off the financial meltdown that led to an economic collapse one in six americans currently living in poverty bankers were held unaccountable and it was the people who have to suffer this could be the skeleton of a revolution or the beginning of one possibly 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 nice with pepper
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spray but these protesters say they're willing to pay any price to get their voices heard a lot of people are going to want person you know and you know a fraction of the one percent that have all the money and really all of our if you think about it because they say goes they influenced a lot of decisions which doesn't help anyone else but them so that's why everyone else is going through the protests together first and me and support me are beginning to wonder if this could become reminiscent of what america saw been the stance in this country where up to seventy thousand people essentially storm capitol building because their voices at the end of it was the union support that has two hundred fifty five people now. any of these demonstrators are planning to see fear and grow in numbers until a real peaceful revolution occurred after all if the arab spring was applauded by the powers that be why not listen to
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a similar cry for change. he says richard and our team they are. all as the authorities are accused of trying to silence the voices on wall street artie's and max keiser and stacy herbert are susan to stay quiet that's when the two hundred g.m.t. they look at why some are so keen to put an. and the financial rumors. the bank affair the b.o.'s 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 yeah no it's proper antonio and he is that talking about this rumors of a fifty percent. haircut and greek debt should a solution require a fifty percent haircut as as i believe the current finance minister suggested you know the government that it is closer because if you could be nice and be said beings who should be dangerous to position for greece yes pop antonio financial herpes i mean that's and he doesn't want to talk about it understandably but the
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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 me the financial herpes and i are a pariah. now the russian press is to ing over a president at the head of the latest interview where he explained his decision not to enter the upcoming presidential race the president admitted he shares common goals with letting a poor ten and the current prime minister's high popularity levels make him the best man for the candidacy r t z corpuscles has the reaction from the paper's. well the president's interview with the heads of the three biggest t.v. stations in russia did focus on some of the most important the latest political events in the country such as his decision not to run for
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a second term in office his recommendation of prime minister of what you know for the top job and to the sudden dismissal of now former finance minister ali sequin so there's lots of analysis and opinions in salaries press in russia opinions both positive and not so positive let's start with the crimean sun newspaper really was well known here in russia and it's published an article to try to show you this published an article under the title of what were you after your ambition and the analysts that the newspaper was talking to have been saying that even though the the media has finally announced his political plans and the plans of his stand them with prime minister why do you want to there's still a lot of uncertainty since the official political programs for the upcoming problem entry and presidential elections still have not been announced however this point of view is not shared by the analysts that he is this did you speak for spoke to
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this is not a well known big newspaper in russia is published an article under the title of 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. during that upcoming presidential election next more true now or lots of focus is definitely on the sudden dismissal now former finance minister alex equaling who is always thought to be the key ally both off the government's hands off the president's administration the commerce newspaper says that step to dismiss him as receiving more questions into what else could happen while me he did if he's still in office he. wherever there are analysts will see. the dismissal just shows that the president is serious in his ambitions just too much of the parliamentary election will be held in russia in the december and
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the presidential globe will be held next more cheney didn't happen still affording to meet him indeed if it's still going to be up to the people to decide who gets to run the country next despite any recommendation that he meet with you. political analyst at a slot mcconnell told our team would be a logic and ambition of a get of secession was clear the day it was announced but now i think this situation is pretty logical. and mediator for both representing the same political force united russia being completely similar in not being poisons and politics they're still pretty close to logically and politically at this point is needed if explained. is more popular. in europe himself and the question is about winning the next presidential election that will not go are dramatically it will be
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a fight. is more equipped to leave united russia in there for the next presidential struggle at the same time we debated for years keeping his position as an important political figure as a potential prime minister and potential leader of the united russia which makes him a politician with great perspective in the future. or you can watch the full version of that interview on r.t. ascot. now devastated by drought and crops killed by chemicals farmers in india face a battle for survival one of the dry seasons in decades is left thousands of farmers across the country with little crops and big debts even prompting some to take their own lives and authorities british media 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 wash but the grass is
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far from greener out here farmers are killing themselves in the thousands. to the farmers are committing suicide due to the influence of the other from worse who committed suicide rommel auction whose 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 bare for the grieving families left behind the future is graeme. carry on with my life and nothing is good for me and my children and there is no one to help us how do i bear this trouble someone has to help us. well the government has a tentative deal with the high number of farmers suicide by compensating two thousand dollars to affected families and many families say they haven't received any money and even those who have say it's not enough studies show that during the
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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 package is 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 there when north is not available for the farmers 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 take 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 firmly believe you know very searchlight just sinking water levels mean these wells are useless but have left
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a deep hole in farmers' pockets the state beings turned 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 for the money lenders if you don't cheers are frequently visiting your home and torturing units they want to be a huge we don't like drama luxe me are now the bread winners tending to chew acres 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 archie tell him gonna india. you're watching r t m 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 harald water of a world famous tightrope walker tries to cross the moscow river and both his nerves and his rope beginning to wobble let's find out if his death defying attempt
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grooved successful if score are to call up loss. of portrait of the russian prime minister vladimir putin created for about thousands of tiny protocols of the mona lisa again just log on to our team dot com for more photos from the international art moscow fair. well time now to have a brief look at some other international headlines somali pirate sub reportedly kidnapped a wheelchair bound french woman near the kenya resort of lamo the navy and police chase the boat carrying the victim but feared and that's high. could end with a seventy five year old woman a 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
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typhoon in just a week just battering the rain so northern philippines forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate the first calls landslides across the region and left at least one person dead forecasters predict the thai food will be called up more powerful as it heads towards vietnam. a light aircraft has crashed into a ferris wheel at a festival in eastern australia leaving it to children trapped on the ride for hours amazingly no one was seriously injured in the accident well just before the crash happened a rain had forced the majority of people off for the ride and the pilot said he never saw the real before smashing into it. now it's almost ten years since 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 lori harper to south quizzed the
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people of moore extremists if they believe that this war story will ever have a happy ending. it's been ten years since the us armed afghanistan as a prelude to an ongoing war later has it been worth it this week let's talk about that for wars there's no benefit so what are they still doing there for ten years i don't know what the heck. they do and i don't know it's probably another vietnam. war where he probably is not a winner. the other soldier going to win it's just a case of more and more americans and others knowing things clearcut see that it's not worth it i don't see a goal and i 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 very controversial question there's pros and cons to the
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situation what are the pros the pros is i think that we have to make a statement that we aren't able to. say things sitting down that we have a voice in whether it's there's more peaceful ways to present that probably how does it 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 we're in there with them but what we have to do. well eventually be got to bring peace and i mean that's such a nebulous thing right like that we really bringing peace to afghanistan well i only time will tell you got a really know enough about it to say what it was worth there and you know 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. but yeah do you think most americans feel that way you know i'm sure a lot of americans their pro and and so i i look at this way i mean for for
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a war there for that long i mean i better be for something and we better be. it's a bit out of it if 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. about the news this hour and i'll be back with a recap of our headlines in just a few minutes. to.
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