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just after eleven pm saturday evening here in moscow you're watching r.t. now in the northern kossovo nato peacekeepers have used to shoot to kill threats to break a roadblock by serp protesters on the border earlier attempts to remove it this week failed and left several serbs injured parties and. is close to the action with this report friday of the k. four 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 they put two large trucks on a bridge thus blocking the road the access ok for troops into the northern part of
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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 in tuesday's clashes with a k. four troops we managed to pay them a visit and ask them what exactly happened on tuesday. that is. 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 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 to his room. seven
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men and 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 to show that they do not want to be part of the course of a republic. all know that 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 that we are on our 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 cost of a service of provoking violence and the russian foreign ministry expressing deep is
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the 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 and not prevent more violence that's according to belgrade based political analyst stomachs not 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 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. 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
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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 in prishtina. headed by ha shem toci who is wanted for various charges from organ trafficking to drug trafficking and they're encouraging him to more violence that they're not a peace factor at all they're a total factor of war and the stabilization. say it a chef skiis and call civil and it will be bringing you updates as and when they happen and meanwhile you can also head to our team's free video page to get the freshest pictures of this border dispute or you can watch him there or download them and broadcast quality for free to check it out on our favorite out dot r t v dot com. nation free. education free transport chargers free. range and three.
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free. to tie free. download free broadcast video for your media project free media to r.t. dot com. people and tripoli have been protesting against the revolutionary troops that took over the city while they're angry that hundreds of armed men are still cruising the streets after capturing the city in late august locals argue that their process provides little security as they follow no particular orders that both fire weapons at a will robert perry the editor of internet investigative magazine consortium news thinks that 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 qaida
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one of the al qaeda leaders who was killed recently a tear 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 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 that works out 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 revolutionary forces say 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 as well as a lot of supplies while the lions deputy editor of the independent online magazine spike says the situation has only been made worse by nato. this is the the us war
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consequence of the things things that i got rolling back in february that kind of half hearted intervention was always going to end up with last stand by gadhafi forces if that is this is the kind of lost that we expected in tripoli a few weeks ago that never happened and clearly there's a last stand there and the thing about the role of the international community no could be making things worse not simply by bombarding the city but by actually having made such a fuss about civilians being injured or even privately to harvey but by citing that if given the khadafi forces a real focus to keep keep the civilians in the city probably again so well i'm sure many of them would like to get out of there now. affectively become a kind of shield by which the they can stay there for. going for a bit longer with no end in sight to the libyan conflict or many are warning it
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could follow the path of the afghan war that's been raging for a decade now and later the program we ask people in new york what they think ten years of fighting have achieved. do you really see anything changing even if we stay there another hundred years or a war there for that long it better be for something you know we better be good sort of out of it you think that's going to happen now or opinions on the worthiness of the afghan war or from the big apple coming to you in just a few minutes loss. is one of the worst droughts in decades forces a growing number of farmers of india to take their own. lives look at why their families blame the state of nature. now hundreds of people have hit the streets of portugal's two biggest cities to protest against a sturdy measures the debt ridden country had to ask for a seventy eight billion euro rescue package made to avoid bankruptcy well under the bailout lisbon agreed to implement harsh cuts but is still fighting to reduce its
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budget deficit and another struggling 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 and extra taxes to try and please its creditors dartmoor that i repeat for the u.k. and the pendants party says the e.u. obsession with euro can only end in disaster. as far as the greek people are concerned adherents 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 a country like germany in fact specifically a country like germany appearance of 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
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carefully at what they have to say in the future these are guilty 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 trillions 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 into the u.s. is also witnessing angry moves in the nation's financial hub hundreds have thrown their weight behind the latest demonstration named occupy wall street to protest against the huge influence and bad behavior of corporations and billionaires and associates churkin i was there that protesters are here for a simple reason they feel duped and defrauded by the system when street greed
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kickoff the financial meltdown that led to an economic collapse one in six americans are currently living in poverty bankers were held unaccountable and it was the people left to suffer this could be the skeleton of a revolution of 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 proud seriously as police brutality started to her last weekend over eighty protesters were arrested several women were surrounded by a police man 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 are on the one percent 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
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else has been true to the protests to gather first family support maybe are beginning to wonder if this could become reminiscent of what america saw in wisconsin this return for up to seventy thousand people essentially stewart the capitol building because their belief system was what it was so you can support that that is two hundred fifty five people come out to any of these demonstrators are planning to speak here and grow in numbers until a real peace treaty revolution occurred after all if the arab spring was applauded by the. powers that be why not play same to a similar price for. the future going to be or. the authorities are accused of trying to silence the angry voices on a wall street's archies max kaiser and stacy herbert are refusing to say quiet at twenty two hundred g.m.t. they look at why some are so keen to put an end to financial rumors. bank the fed to be oh you all agree we can't talk truth here in the financial world here's
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a little video clip i want to turn to and this is the former greek finance minister ya know if papantonio 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 for this news is closer because if you did this. position for greece yes pap 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 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 is truing over president medvedev slightest interview where he explained his decision not to enter the upcoming presidential race the president admitted he shares common goals with her putin and the current prime minister's high popularity levels make him the best man for the candidacy. has a reaction from the papers. 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 to latest political events in the country such as his decision not to run for a second term in office his recommendation off prime minister vladimir putin for the top job and to the sudden dismissal off on now former finance minister ali see who didn't so there's loss of analysis and opinions in saturday's press in russia opinions both positive and not so positive let's start with the claim of sun newspaper really was well known here in russia and it's published an article to try
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to show you this. article under the title of what were you after and 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 down with the prime minister was doing fortune there's 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 is this did newspaper spoke to some other well known big newspaper in russia it's 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 cool always a deal list of the biggest clears during that upcoming presidential election next
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to more true now or loss of focus is definitely on the sudden dismissal rolls now former finance minister alex equaling who is always thought to be the key ally both off the government and off the president's administration the come in the sun newspaper says that step to dismiss him like receiving more questions into what else could happen while the me that he did if he's still in office he. however there are analysts who say that the dismissal just shows that the president is serious in his ambitions just too much or the parliamentary election will be held in russia in the g. samara and the presidential blow will be held next to more cheney didn't happen still and according to need to be there it's still going to be up to the people to decide who gets to run the country next despite daily recommendation that he meet i see. a political analyst nikonov told r.t. that the logic and ambition as in many get of secession was clear the day it was
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announced but now i think this situation is pretty logical. and mediator for both representing this same political force united russia not being completely similar in not being poisons and politics and they're still pretty close to logically and politically at this point has matured if explained. is more popular then we did it himself and the question is about winning the next presidential election that will not go automatically it will be a fight. more equipped to lead the united russia in the. next presidential struggle at the same time in the video 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. well you can watch the full
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version of that interview on our website r.t.e. dot com. now devastated by drought and crops killed by chemicals farmers in india face about it for survival one of the dry seasons in decades has left thousands of farmers across the country with little crops and a big debts even prompting some to take their own lives and as archy's priya sridhar 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 on the closets well thought all of those 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 bare for the grieving families
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left behind the future is ground like 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 attempted to 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 package is to farmers and promise 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 is not available
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to the farmers the government is not providing sufficient loans which is for seafoam is 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 commit to. we are leading a very sad life just sinking water levels mean these walls are useless but have left a deep hole in farmer's 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 to the money lenders and cheers are frequently visiting our home and torturing us we want to be a huge widows like rama luxe me are now the breadwinner is tending to two acres of desolate farmland and rolling cigarettes to earn money to feed her children like
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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 tell him gonna india. all your washing 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 higher water hell a world famous type of rope walker tries to cross the moscow river with both his nerves and his rope beginning to wobble but to find out if his death defying attack proved successful go to our daughter call me bloss. a portrait of the russian prime minister vladimir putin created from the thousands of tiny photos of the mona lisa again just log on to r.t. dot com for more photos from the international art bosco fair.
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and now for a brief look at some other international headlines somali pirates have reportedly kidnapped a wheelchair bound french woman near the a kenyan resort of level the navy and police chase the boat carrying the victim but feared an attack could end the river seven. five year old woman drowning well the kidnapping comes less than a month after somali pirates abducted a british woman and killed her husband in the same area. the second a typhoon in just a week is battering the rain so northern philippines forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate the first cause landslides across the region and left at least one person dead forecasters predict a typhoon will become more powerful as it heads towards vietnam. a light aircraft has crashed into a very sweet all at
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a festival in eastern australia leaving it two children trapped on the ride for hours on amazing we know one was seriously injured in the accident and just before the crash happened rain had forced the pejorative people off the ride the pilot said he never saw the before smashing into it. and it's almost ten years as american troops led the invasion into afghanistan the decade of fighting has led to thousands of u.s. soldiers and afghan civilians being killed lorri harford this quizzed people on new york streets if they believe that this war story will ever have a happy ending. it's been ten years since the u.s. bombed 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 hell
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. they do and i don't know it's probably another vietnam. war where the problem is not a we're not. going to win it's just a case of more and more americans and others dying it seems clear cut 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 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. say things sitting down that we have a voice and whether it's there's more peaceful ways to present that probably how does that go on for ten years than do you take a stand for ten years it's a hornet's nest there's no winner over there we have great. we're in there with them but what do we have to do. well eventually we got to bring peace and i mean
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that's such a nebulous thing right like why 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 and you know don't 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 there are your pro and anti i look at this well i mean for for a war there for that long i mean i better be for something and we better be. it's a bit out of it do 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 say with us here in our t.l. we're back with a recap of our top stories in just
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welcome back here's a quick recap of the top stories here on r t a deadly situation develops in northern kossovo as nato implements a shoot to kill orders to break a roadblock built by local serbs near a disputed checkpoint the border crossing was seized two weeks ago by cos of a police say that by the alliance and since then clashes have left several serbs injured. people in tripoli take to the streets angry. the former rebels still carrying guards in the city hold outs of spousal and flee one of the few remaining gadhafi strongholds the city of syria that's facing a serious humanitarian crisis. and operation occupy wall street aimed at inequality at a corporate influence or grows in the u.s. as protests headed to their third week and fury has stirred.


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