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they're about humans and we're human this is why you should care once you're only on the dot com. says. opposition mega blog georgian dream rules ahead an early parliamentary results amid reports of election fraud and ballot stuffing in favor of president saakashvili his
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ruling party. syria's foreign minister points the finger of blame at rebel friendly states that he says that backing terrorism in his country and he finds a barrel of criticism at the you are. also nato secretary general considers an early troop withdrawal from afghanistan following a spate of insider attacks and flooding morale. class profiting from poverty rising jobless rates and homelessness in britain leave the destitute prey for human trafficking rings. international news and comment live from moscow this is a sea with me thanks for joining us it's no longer just a dream for georgia's opposition with president saakashvili is ruling united national movement policy making
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a poor showing in parliamentary elections so vote counting is still ongoing the opposition microblog georgian dream so far has a solid lead and let's not cross the aussies and exceed your chefs into policing the what's happening that had a valid say so how tell us how has the vote counting gone so far. well we understand that for now almost a quarter of the votes have been counted and right now all the results are putting the opposition in the slight lead with a little over fifty percent with the broad pro-government so party with you and them party of mikheil saakashvili trailing at around forty percent but the biggest concern which is growing now is why this voting is taking so long because let's consider that the voter turnout was around fifty four percent that means. around two million people in georgia have cast their ballots and the central election commission actually promised that most of the words should be should have been counted by morning on tuesday and so far it's only been
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a quarter of the votes which is causing some concerns among the opposition that the pro-government forces may be stalling the vote count and maybe stalling the opposition's victory and indeed these concerns are backed up by first that the website of the central action commission was taking down for some time and was unavailable pretty much unexplained by the central office commission why that happened and then one incident which was recorded by an ngo called international transparency also causing some worries in the city of crushing the. armed men a mosque two men presumably spec ops of the government troops entered the polling station after it was closed and at the end of this company the international transparency reports that after they left all the results of this particular polling station were changed so there are certain indications that at least two polling stations results in georgia may be canceled due to these irregularities
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meanwhile certainly we have no indication for now whatsoever when the total one hundred percent of the votes will be counted and while we have the results but certainly we'll be following all throughout the day to see the latest figures and the latest numbers but still the situation in fact may change dramatically because the exit poll results and the results which have been counted so far those are the proportional seats in parliament and some allege that saakashvili sparty may still gain the slightest of advantages in a majority tarion seats and in fact that they could win the majority in parliament by just a few seats certainly a very interesting and unpredictable election that is and we are monitoring the situation as it and as it unravels and then we say briefly wolf and taken the election for the two signs that. well clearly this is a very important election for georgia because the party which wins the majority or the alliance of party which has the majority in the future parliament will then
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appoint the prime minister who according to new amendments in the constitution will have just about the same powers as the president when. he steps down next year so definitely the state of georgia the future of georgia is at stake here and the party which gains the majority will control georgia for another five or seven years . definitely this situation that opposition could in fact when it was something hardly anyone could have predicted just a year ago one one businessman i was in even if she really formed his georgia dream party back then the rating of the current ruling party was about seventy percent now definitely regardless of how this. election finishes regardless of how the votes count and which results it produces in the end it is clear that the country is divided and that the opposition has got a has garnered much strength and most of that comes because of huge scandal as september one the footage of prison abuse and sexual torture in prisons in georgia was released causing massive outcry causing tens of thousands of people to protest
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it is interesting to see whether there will be any more protests because last night it was sourced thousands of opposition supporters celebrating in the streets but definitely these people were shown a candy of a possible victory if this candy is taken away from them it is really hard to predict what would happen given the past record of violent conflict in georgia and say here have to live from tbilisi aleksei many thanks indeed. the syrian crisis is the result of a coherent collective effort by gang of four in states that the message syria's foreign minister laid out for the u.n. general assembly he's trying is that damascus remained open to a political solution to civil war which is ravaging his homeland but it's also he's more in a port now reports that does not hold the u.s. backed rebels and he may fall. well he. spoke at length about the ongoing eighteen month civil war taking place in his country he accused the u.s. france turkey saudi arabia and qatar of inducing and aiding terrorism in his
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country by those countries actually arming financing and supporting the opposition groups in syria he went on to say that the holes that western countries are making for president bashar al assad to step down is not only provoking more bloodshed in his country but he says it's also a believe an interference into syria's domestic affairs he said success of any international effort in syria would require countries including turkey saudi arabia qatar and libya to stop arming funding and training the syrian opposition and to rather encourage dialogue so the syrian foreign minister will lead of course to addressing the world body on the last and final day of the un general assembly he says that he is calling for a political solution and syrian led dialogue to agree on a roadmap to a more plural poorest stick and democratic syria but we heard u.s.
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president barack obama first call for. president bashar al assad to step down and then his sentiments were echoed by britain and by france just as the u.s. he says stood by supported and helped liberate the people in libya he would like to see the same thing done in syria but on the other hand you have many other countries such as russia china brazil and so on and so forth saying that there can't be any outside intervention into what's taking place in syria this is a crisis that needs to be decided and it between the parties between the syrian government and the opposition but as as we've been reporting for the past. everybody's talking about the crisis in syria by not clear how to exactly solve it and international law professor daoud caroline says that syrians would never inflict such vicious destruction on their homeland and the fact that foreign
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fighters are involved in the war runs against the un charter. if we are to believe the report of the. b n d a most respectable european it's a german. intelligence service one of the most respectable probably in the world who says that five percent only five percent of the oppositions are syrians and the others are mercenaries coming from the outside this is a huge violation of international law of the sovereignty of syria of distortion of the reason for which. the uprising had taken place and these people are funded by outside forces apparently either some private beneficiaries or some governments and this is this is a matter that is that leaves a huge question marks for the peace and stability of the world order and if
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syria would become a failed state and i think it is the most likely scenario and will have the fundamentalists ruling in fires of syria this will be a huge headache to everyone to the whole world. make sense she has admitted their lines as withdrawal from afghanistan could come earlier than expected as the statement comes on the heels of a spate of a times that brought us casualties to two thousand and five that taksin west us soldiers that taking their toll on the troops' morale saying secretary secretary general i should say they also affected nato afghan relations as the alliance prepares to hand security responsibilities to local forces and middle east academic adamant to read from denmark and unified thing washington believes nato has brought. one of the powder. well first of all there are there is the issue of the difficulty of trying to impose order and or a certain kind of order by foreign powers on afghanistan but other part of it has
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to do also with the policies which have been pursued by nato in afghanistan these smaller cities have not really transformed they question on the ground they have not greatly improved the lives of bad people and they have not contributed to building up. gun infrastructure as some had promised more importantly i think what we are seeing is that there is a sponsor from the population which certain extent is reflected by the counter attacks from taliban and its allies there is a great deal of resentment against that tax by drones which have led to the deaths of many many innocent civilians and afghanistan even the afghan president himself. has called on nato to curb and stop them because they are ending up
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killing a lot of innocents and creating a great deal of and go to an unpatched going isn't powered nato. and plenty more still ahead for you this hour including more bad news for bradley manning the soldier for available to us violence in iraq and afghanistan is being denied their rights to a swift trial his lawyer demands all charges be dropped saying the case is taking twice as long as it took to build the empire state building that's coming up. the sun rises over what seems like and most forest but here in new directions crime hundred kilometers north of live all stop as much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system for filing down the forests of the region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be an
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ecological crisis we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy the forest is enormous and our chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dreams but as soon as we find solid tracks we'll have to drop our wheels and get out silently in order not to scare the loggers off the xander someone in ca has been a ranger for over twenty five years he can spend weeks at a time tracking a single group of loggers easier to work when snow falls in autumn it's impossible to find human tracks and even transport tracks are hard to see after hours of driving we get sent in the right direction by word of mouth you can see that the ground is soft here which means that these twelve tractor trails are very fresh richard fact means that we need to be quiet in order to not scare them off as we get closer. this team says they're legal but have no documents now xander can now call the police to take over his work here is done he is
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overwhelmingly outnumbered there are two. rangers working in the poor more ski region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it just do what should we do with no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone what will the people who live after us do it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change and the safety of our environment as a whole are being discussed around the world and perhaps it's those small steps that might be a start to people living in harmony with nature. welcome
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bhangra says aussie live here a family in the financial doldrums poverty and homelessness are a shoes that grown launch of the day but for some it's all a business opportunity with new figures showing incidents of slavery and human trafficking and doubling in the u.k. alone she's laura smith now reports on just how easy it is to you and the desperate
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into a life of servitude. comes. but to be able to do it right there in the underbelly in which the vulnerable are exploited by the other group and it's getting the police done the same with terrorists is reporting abroad in human trafficking to the u.k. and the targeting of homeless people who are then full to work with little or no pay the passage day center in london's victoria is the city's biggest voluntary day and so for the homeless today its clients are regularly targeted by gangs but at the center and when they congregate at move all food banks. and people are given a promise. is never really fulfilled so the most recent one we had was someone was approached just outside this very building. where they were told that they could be
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taken to belgium to get free accommodation so. they were trying to play on perhaps a dependency issues so someone's clearly been drinking this. drink we give you lots of work. luckily we were able to intervene on medication but what time stop going is when people get there the reality is in some cases it can be a lot more imprisonment in many cases the homeless off the alcohol as a reward otos their families back home will be harmed if they talk about what happened to them and pasted on many berets at tech man who worked in factories and farms across england but his wages were paid to the gang who threw him a fifty one year old man who would tell me what had let him in the. back told him to petty crime rate here. police came up to be exploitation appears to be done by ogunnaike gangs and they're getting more successful than the terraces of reports
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of thirty seven instances of slave labor this year. up from twenty two last year a rise of more than seventy percent that also aware of the gang that traffics people from a town in lithuania as often as twice a week. and you've got a very one very high profile facebook meeting as mark zuckerberg visits russia prime minister dmitry medvedev has a history of getting top notch gifts from his guests find out of what the facebook's founder can match the best of the rest. and also that is some man's world saudi arabia airbrushes a woman from the catalogue of the world's largest furniture retailer are you care discover why on our to. the north a whistleblowing u.s. soldier bradley manning has demanded all charges be dropped he says manning's case is being deliberately protracted the trial will only start in february while
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according to u.s. court martial rules it should have begun over two years ago oh she's christine visited the latest event supporting the whistleblower. his name. has evolved into a movement a movement with a mission to truth is the point. maybe i'm utopian maybe i might be a loose stake but there are saying it's worth fighting for those who attended the event hope to eventually see accused wiki leaks or bradley manning freed from prison he's already spent eight hundred sixty two days there much of it in solitary confinement and still has not gone to trial we are here because the truth is on trial bradley is not a traitor. he's not a spot but a truth teller and it was simple former national security agency executive thomas drake is a whistleblower as well like manning charged by the government under the espionage
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act he revealed information to a reporter with the baltimore sun that the n.s.a. was spying on u.s. citizens he was later found innocent freedom is extraordinarily precious he was a featured speaker along with the government accountability project director jesselyn radack manning friend and co-founder of the bradley manning support network david house duty author and cyberforce and journalist chris hedges and others. are. the matter what anyone feels about probably many everyone in america would be sports whistleblower is of course transparency probably not he's an example of a young soldier who was alleged to have blown the whistle so there are kids everywhere surely they have a good opinion of the young man and the point of the event to raise awareness in court but also to raise money donations and book sales someone even donated a bottle of wine in california a white called spruce everything raised here will go to the probably manning defense fund ever since nine eleven i've been concerned that our civil liberties
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are in jeopardy and it's pretty obvious that. this is where i came from massachusetts to. here supporters several georgetown law students and professors attended the event many knew very little about me and beforehand i learned definitely more than more knowledge and it's very important for me to be here to see them. with a. good discussion here discussion about a young man his future and the future of a country's laws and legacy. in washington christine for our team. and let's not check some other world news in brief this hour a pleasure boat had sunk after colliding with passenger ferry off the coast of hong kong leaving at least thirty six people dead over one hundred twenty passengers were on the bus so it was heading to by a world display to mark china's national day the ferry was mostly undamaged sailed
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off after the collision with some reports suggesting its high speed was behind their. protests and strikes have rocks tunisia's hundreds took to the streets and anger over the country's failing economy the birthplace of the arab spring have seen rallies against unemployment and perceived government we collect several regions have been power lies by strikes held in support of detained during the clubhead. and right now let's get the latest business news now i love marina over to you. well we're monitoring the markets here of course we'll start with the europe where it's a sea of red continuing on into the cycle out of the trade in session there so that the foot over a quarter of a percent similarly with the german that and all this comes after the statistics show that the unemployment rate in the eurozone is going to higher and in fact that particularly when it comes to spray which has the highest unemployment rate in the eurozone it increased even further in september so that's of course not help
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investors if we move on and take a look at the russian markets will see that it sort of flexion of what is happening around the world and it's a pessimistic out. the arts yes adam i succeeded roughly half a percent each there also a little bit of volatility in oil prices then helped that much are either take a look at the currencies will see that the euro is still strengthened then against the us dollar all this hour it's more on the flat side of things and when it comes to the russian ruble moves in against the currency basket this tuesday now in other news i want to talk about american express which will now have to do a lot of work and order to regain its good reputation the firm has agreed to return eighty five million dollars to its clients and pay over twenty seven million in fees for legal court practices that's after u.s. banking regulators accused arjun a lawful commissions and misleading consumers on that collection issue it's all right now in the talk about something to do with russia with fifty percent stake in
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seeing if he's up for grabs a consortium and left are battling it out but hey are has now hired the rothschild group to organize the loan for it but analysts say it won't know what it will actually lose the battle i don't really think. we'll be able to buy out because it's too much so the only real scenario would be discussion really rolls need to buy. from. from b.p. . could become number one company in the world as a result of this do potentially but it would be very creative for shareholders of rules and i don't know how to do so. and that's it for us this hour and thanks marina in a few moments we'll speak to a british m.p. who was thrown out of poland for voicing is opposition to the.
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which is slow often enough and knows that to ride a horse you've got to catch it first. for him it's a daily routine that you're soft as a horse breeder on the island of a horn at the heart of. his life on an isolated farm is about blue sky green grass and horses what sometimes it gets lonely here but horses have become part of me now i've fallen off so many times sometimes they'd bite as well it's part of my every day life. i home suburban home to it make brats locally just laugh for centuries most still live off the land of
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cattle and fish every evening local villagers place their nets and in the morning the catch is always good. we always have enough here. if by coal is often called the pearl of siberia and horn is said to be the pearl of by call it's all end of think forests. and vast staps. it's also a place of traditions respected by locals and travelers alike. an economist turned adventurer has crisscrossed by call shores and learned its customs well. you see like this and thought to have supernatural powers every traveler who comes he asks. spirits to make their journey easier give them strength and fulfill. virtually undiscovered by tourists until some twenty years ago i
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was cornish quickly becoming a magnet for nature lovers and if you will say cars but those used to five star pampering may be in for a surprise the infrastructure has yet to catch up with the growing demand here quite some way from civilization here accommodation on the island is very basic so you can forget about the already been running water for most people a tent. but for those who come here it's exactly what they're looking for. you need to buy coal can be unique trip of a lifetime and the locals say once you've seen it you'll be coming back again again and
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. a british member of parliament was recently thrown out of the house of commons after he accused ministers of lying over the military policy in afghanistan paul flynn is with me now but before we talk to him let's just see a clip of the video that got him barred from parliament the role of our brave soldiers of the moment is to act as human shields for ministers reputation the danger to our soldiers is being prolonged by those on there who have the power to stop it other countries over remove soldiers from this dangerous area where they're not doing all we do which is arming and training our future and to be used to this very similar to the end of the first world war where if we say the politicians
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lawyers and soldiers died and the reality was as it is no then our brave soldier lives are being led by ministerial donkey's paul flynn after that you were disciplined by the speaker and barred from parliament for five days presumably you knew that what happened that you thought it was worth it oh it's very well worthwhile it's a very rare event and the result has been that my words have been see almost all over the world as prison extraordinary effect and i believe that this may well be a turning point in public opinion i believe eighty percent of public completely would like to see the boys home by christmas and the government in a sense they're ignoring that you've been a longstanding critic of the war in afghanistan so what brought on this specific out there this one was about the the futility of the of the deaths in the last few days and the utter imbecile lying ministers.


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