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this president saakashvili admits defeat for his party and parliamentary elections despite reports of massive electoral fraud and balance stuffing in its favor. un members once again failed to find common ground on syria one final day of the general assembly mark trying to mask us blaming rebel friendly countries for backing terror and sidelining peace. and rest on noticed the bahraini all promising is claiming more lives as a young man dies in a prison where he spent several months for taking part in the anti regime protests which are largely ignored by the west.
thank you for joining r t where we bring you the latest news from our studio here and moscow georgia is entering a new political era with president saakashvili admitting defeat for his ruling party in parliamentary elections the opposition bloc georgian dream will now form a new government effectively ending the current regimes decade long monopoly on power parties aleksei to shift gears been following the vote and the count in b.c. . statement is as sensational as the outcome of the voting may eventually become he already said despite the voting vote counting still continuing that he sparty admits defeat and now will work in opposition but despite that statement there are still growing concerns among the opposition members that the governing forces may still be stalling the outcome of this vote the vote count is going very slowly it's less than three million votes to be counted but ever since the polling stations
closed last night less than thirty percent of the votes have been counted so far and also the international ngo called international transparency in georgia reported a very serious violation and even received the footage of mosques to men entering a polling station in georgia taking everybody out from the polling stations and the that enjoy all claims that the result at this particular polling station was altered in the favor of the ruling party the u.n. am as it stands the opposition party is in the lead with a little more than fifty percent and the governing party the ruling party the unanimous trailing behind with a closer to forty percent and as it stands if the such result comes that to be eventually in the end we are in for the first peaceful transition of power in georgia ever since the collapse of the u.s.s.r. the party which will have the majority in the parliament all the alliance of parties will then be able to appoint a prime minister who according to new amendments by the constitution will have the same powers as president next year when saakashvili is that is down basically
saakashvili and his party which proposed these amendments in a way dug their own hole because nobody expected last year when businessmen eventually form the georgia dream party that anybody could post competition to the ruling party their rating was at the around seventy percent certainly dented move from the opposition unprecedented rise but a large credit on that comes from the scandal which happened in september one the footage of prisoner abuse and sexual torching georgian prisons was released causing massive outcry causing mass protests in the streets. the georgian cities nevertheless the opposition seems to be winning this election and right now the people are celebrating as they were celebrating last night given the boss the record of violent protests in georgia nobody can still rule out if this result changes then the people may take to the streets and we still may see some bloodletting action in the streets of georgian cities the leader of the opposition coalition billionaire. has already called on president saakashvili to resign but
professor mark allman who's a co-author of the book post communist georgia a short history thanks that despite admitting defeat saakashvili is not likely to give up power easily. it could be a dramatic change or it could be the herald reputed infighting so surely may well try to shape the situation to both bring a supporter to part two if you are protected in the future but also to try to split the georgian dream coalition remember it's a role the disparate group of people who have been primarily united by the whole stability to saakashvili even if you like their fear of soccer surely today soccer is admission of defeat in a sense perhaps shows that he's a wounded animal but the woods to a fear that he would use the prerogatives of the president to try to split your position or to try to create perhaps a crisis that will restore his position well our correspondent in georgia is keeping you updated on what's happening there via his twitter feed he can log on.
to shift gears now siding sources saying that supporters of the georgian dream party aren't gathering outside the central election commission as they fear there may have been falling during the fault you can follow him for all the latest from the streets of the capital tbilisi. the. syrian crisis dominated every day of the u.n. general assembly meeting in new york but fiery speeches and discussions still bring the international community any closer to finding a solution when given the floor on the final day of the gathering syria's foreign minister made it clear that peace cannot be reached while several countries persistently arm and finance the opposition parties marine corps nine has the details. 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 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 this success of any international effort in syria would require countries including turkey saudi arabia qatar and libya to stop arming funding in training the syrian opposition and to rather encourage dialogue but we heard u.s. president barack obama first call for. president bashar al assad to step down and
that his sentiments were echoed by 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 in and of between the parties between the syrian government and the opposition but as we've been reporting for the past week everybody's talking about the crisis in syria but not clear how to exactly solve it to mask the lion's share of those funding under the banner of syrian rebels are foreign mercenaries some reports putting that number over ninety percent beirut based political analyst roula told us such claims are backed by the videos opposition fighters posted online. all the you tube. videos
taken by by the rebels themselves those who oppose the. opposition rages on facebook and elsewhere you could tell from the accent of those. different accent from different countries in the arab world i mean the libyans and yemenis and. different nationalities much less you can. actually during those videos where you see. regime. by those terrorists this out is and because they are playing russian roulette if i may say they would like to seize control of the. in their own minds the minds they want to create. throughout it's not good and they don't want to implement freedoms and democracy because they wanted to do
so they should have started in their own countries especially in saudi arabia as westerners are firmly fixed on the syrian conflict the slow burning revolt in bahrain is claiming more lives a young man has done in prison after having spent several months there for taking part in protests something which he denied his lawyer claim the twenty two year old was refused to adequate health treatment while in detention meanwhile five medics have been jailed in the gulf kingdom for their role in pro-democracy demonstrations in charges which have been condemned as politically motivated by rights groups it's just a day after they and four other doctors have lost their appeal over jail terms in the country's highest court the medics were part of a group which treated protesters injured during the state crackdown on anti-government demonstrations last february. from the country's largest opposition party says the courts have long been in the rulers pockets. or international but
the national but he is talking about as not justice and bottom and the whole judicial process and not that at the end because just in the control they're willing to be dogs who tortured for the torture of these medics when not even attending to the situation for their cause and the court did no good can call upon them to be jailed for some time so see the list and when it comes to that people are. people who will be in subjected to torture. or even killing the court just totally ignoring them if there is a guilty man because this is you will find ten and saw these a book or so that's what they're saying and they had to be imprisoned like maybe their job even for just expressing their opinions this is their sort of not that it
. and in afghanistan nato troops could be out sooner than previously planned it's in light of the surge of its insider attacks on u.s. soldiers and plummeting morale among troops more on mars coming up plus the. president got a virgin criticizes the use good energy package saying it could lead to a financial collapse and gas threats with action all that time more after a short break. the sun rises over what seems like analyst forest to hear in the new directions cry for hundred kilometers north of life while stalk as in 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 more skewed region for them profit goes well beyond the future of our planet and the result could be
an 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 waters off alexander 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 the twelve the tractor trails are very fresh which in 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. work here is done he is
overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the premier ski region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it. was no one tries to stop them in just five years the force will be gone what will the people who live afterwards 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 back you're watching r t with me care and her around the industry has had met at the alliance as withdrawal from afghanistan could be accelerated due to the taliban
strategy of insider attacks it comes as a number of u.s. soldiers killed during the invasion and eleven year occupation reached the two thousand mark according to the nato secretary general the so-called green on blue attacks on western soldiers have undermined troop morale have also affected nato afghan relations since the alliance prepares to hand security responsibilities to local forces middle east academic at montgomery from the american university in washington believes nato has brought the possibility on itself. 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 parts of it has to do also with the policies which have been pursued by nato in afghanistan these policies have not really transformed they question on the ground they have not been
greatly in. moved the lives of bad people and they have not contributed to building up afghan infrastructure as some had promised more importantly i think what we are seeing is that is a spawns from the afghan population which to a 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 peace efforts and stop them because they are ending up killing a lot of innocents and creating a great deal of and go to none paglen isn't powered nato. discontent with the conflict is also brewing in the u.k. next hour we hear from a british m.p.
who was suspended from the house of commons for his fiery anti-war speech. this war is being prolonged by those that have the power to bended canada that brought their troops home two years ago so the netherlands prange new zealand is a coming out early absolutely no reason why you shouldn't bring our troops home no the only reason is that we tied in with the politics of the united states we don't independent state we have to remind ourselves of that we can take our own decisions and what we're going to see in the future is deepening trouble they'll be more slaughter because of this whole of this fictitious fictitious aims of the war we've seen to collapse. as europe's economic plight deep as more and more people are being forced out of the streets poverty and desperation in the u.k.
have led to an increase in modern day slavery as some are taking advantage of the left of those left homeless are just last month as more from london. but to be able to do it right now i think that the underbelly in which the vulnerable are exploited by the other group and it's getting the police telling the terrorists if they're reporting abroad in human trafficking to the u.k. and the target saying the homeless people who are then full to work with little or no pay the passage day center in london's victoria is the fifteenth biggest voluntary day and so for the homeless to say its clients are regularly targeted by gangs both at the center and when they congregate at mobile 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 taken to belgium to get free accommodation and. they were turned supply dependency issues so someone's clearly been drinking the site will supply you with drink and we give you lots of work. luckily we were able to intervene on that occasion but what times time is when people get the reality is in some cases it can be a lot more imprisonment in many cases the homeless off the alcohol as a reward all told their families back home will be harmed if they talk about what happened to them and pasted on many berets at the track. in factories and farms across england but his wages were paid to the gang. of fifty one year old man who would tell me what happened there that they sent me a black hole in the pencil drawing and break it to you. police came up
to the tasting appears to be done by organized gangs and they're getting more successful paying the terraces of reports of thirty seven and since. the slave labor this year up from twenty two last year a rise of more than seventy percent it's that old so where are the gang that traffics people from a town in the way via as often as twice a week. over at r.t. dot com we've got use of some high powered social networking russia's prime minister dmitry medvedev has added a famous new friend on facebook find out what the sites founder mark zuckerberg was doing in moscow as he met the tech savvy pm. also online no women know how to cry worried about the euro over the unusual airbrushing of the current ikea carried along in saudi arabia.
more than two years in jail and the trial has yet to happen they lawyer for the u.s. soldier bradley manning has again demanded that the charges against him be dropped manning is accused of treason after allegedly transferring top secret files to wiki leaks but there was a lower support movement is gaining momentum as artie's christine for sa explains. his name. has evolved into a movement a movement with a mission to truth as the points. maybe an idealist stage but there are things 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 a former national security agency executive thomas drake is a whistleblower as well like manning charged by the government under the espionage 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 honor and stop before us and journalist chris hedges and others. her where the matter what anyone feels about probably many everyone in america reached its whistleblower is of course transparency bradley manning is an example of a young soldier if we allege to upload. so americans everywhere she had
a good opinion of the young and the point of the events to raise awareness in court but also to raise money donations and book sales someone even donated a bottle of wine in california white homes through everything raised here will go to the bradley manning defense fund ever since nine eleven i've been concerned that our civil liberties are in jeopardy and it's pretty obvious that. this is where i came from massachusetts to. here in support of several georgetown law students and professors attended the event many knew very little about manning beforehand i learned a lot more than played more knowledge and i came here with it's very important for me to be here to see a lot of. the whistle blowers. but this question here i discussion about a young man his future and the future of a country's laws and legacy. in washington christine freeze out our team.
some international news in brief for you this hour at least twenty six students been killed in northeast nigeria as gunmen opened fire in halls of residence the attacks come a day after an operation against an islamist militant group in the town the organization is behind attacks on christians and churches and is reportedly responsible for over six hundred deaths this year. six crew members have been arrested after a pleasure boat and a ferry collided off the coast killing thirty eight people the pleasure boat was carrying more than one hundred passengers to watch fireworks in the city's harbor the ferry was mostly on down it but the boat sank people trapped inside. protests and strikes have rocked tunisia hundreds hit the streets to blame the government for failing to fix the faltering economy the birthplace of the arab spring has had renewed rallies against deteriorating living conditions and perceived government they collect protests have spread across the country as
several regions demonstrations in support of a number of activists who have been arrested. and the meter is next with business so the e.u. is under fire from a bloody made up words and why is that he's criticizing the new energy package of the package and its rules that mean that you have to separate transport assets from production and sales us it's when the gas business basically was loaded. susan says that makes a little business sense for this transportation business let's hear exactly what he had to say. but you might have to guess transportation business is separate here but it. exists only through subsidies from production and sales as a business transport is not that attractive in a third energy package separate city which is dangerous. and that comes out of the e.u. is launched an anti trust probe against gas problem now and this news hasn't really helped gas problems shares they're down one percent at the close this take
a look at the closing picture overall on the markets and it was a negative one but as i was saying gazprom is doing worse than the market down one percent this recent support the puts and has basically pledged for the gas giant hasn't been very much helpful in terms of the share price for the gas giant now over in the united states where having a flat and mixed sessions you can see that tech shares are feeling well but the dow is taking a bit of a chill a positive session on monday and that's this by the fact that housing prices have grown by the most in six months now most of that pushes behavior is based on what's happening in europe and everyone there is expecting spain right now to. this day or the other. official sovereign bailout so this actually for a long time was providing a lot of optimism to the markets because they were expecting more stimulus but now
the markets have gone down into negative territory the driven by banking shares and on the currency markets the euro is still receiving a boost against the dollar it's up forty five points while the russian ruble is losing pretty much what it gained on monday against six. b.p. russia's third a largest oil producer could change its face completely very soon rosneft and the russian shareholders in the company are fighting for the fifty percent stake owned by b p and basically analysts are saying that rosneft is more likely to win. i don't really think. our would be able to buy out the piece share it's too large so the only real scenario i think right now it would be discussion really rolls near to it by mistake from one. from b.p. so rosen if could become number one on the company in the world as a result of this deal potentially but it would be very creative for shareholders of
rosneft i don't know i don't think so. the critical date there seventeenth of october we might find some more details as to who is going to buy that stake all right thank you for that update and in a few minutes mike's cancer discovers how easy it is to forgive a debt that has already been forgiven that's in the kaiser report. gracefully dancing across the arctic tundra. is a way of life traditionally the people are. herders in many ways they lead a simple and rustic life they are also highly skilled and organized in. another week. depending.
on the day we found this particularly camp they were settled near the coast of the . here for families work together to manage nearly a thousand reindeer herding reindeer is not just a job for the people in fact it's a part of their heritage and way of life and they can use almost every single part of the reindeer to help them survive. a deer is a means of transportation. with. the life in the tundra is harsh and so before winter hits many of the children are helicoptered to the center of the district for boarding school. students learn different languages utilize modern technologies through specialized grant programs and even learn arts skills all within a protected environment the school was founded. a scientist who wanted
a better way of life for his people but even with the most progressive ideas and education many say they don't want to trade the modern life. i have returned to the tundra and i actually like it here if you're outside there's fresh air fresh water looks at the site you can see deer it's a joyful sight. sentiment that hopefully ensures that russia's northern reindeer will have caretakers for generations to come. they got. here we are a lot. i am here we're on the ground there.