tv [untitled] October 7, 2012 1:00am-1:30am EDT
the latest news on the week's top stories war looms between turkey and syria after four days of cross border bombardment with some experts suspecting the rebels are trying to provoke foreign intervention. moscow demanded investigation into a violent incident in a canadian detention center that left a twenty four year old russian student clinging to life. and only hours left before venezuelans head to the polling stations for the presidential vote a race too close to call between the current socialist we're young democratic rival .
it is that i am in the russian capital you're watching r t with me welcome to the program turkey and syria are on the brink of war after a four day exchange of life fire across the border fighting was triggered by the syrian side of wednesday where the border killing five turkish civilians women and children respond it's whether tillery its lawmakers authorize sending troops into syria if necessary several mortar shells have landed on turkish soil since provoking more return fire angering system it doesn't want war warrants it will retaliate against any further attack it's not clear who is responsible for the provocations but the syrian fire zone is said to be under rebel control one observer told r.t. that turkey is undermining its own stability by toughening up on damascus. prime minister air to one may think he's very clever in lobbying artillery shells over
the border. but what he may actually be doing is shooting himself in the foot taking military action opens a pandora's box. with demands for. the kurds say to themselves or a certain kurdish parties say to themselves. turkish government. in syria to change the boundaries of the borders in the middle east we need to demand the changing of the borders and syria has a clue include a kurdish state. so this is the kind of blowback that mr airline gets. in illegal military action across international borders. claims emerged this week that some western backed syrian rebels are planning to target jewish communities once they have stopped old and this comes as the u.s. and its allies maintain that the president must step down while they've offered no
clear alternative several potential candidates are being ruined abroad one of them is the fact that syria. this father is an alleged anti-semite and r.t. spoke to the journalist who broke the story. he says that rebels could easily bite the hand that feeds them. the irony of supporting the rebels who may eventually become great enemies of the west is something that's lost in the into the very eager interventionists who are pushing the west to intervene in syria to arm the opposition interviewed a group of rebels in damascus who were holed up in various parts of damascus and various of my interview with some of them a few of them who traveled from afghanistan and said that they had a big fight against the jews ahead of them and this is you it's me because i've met people elsewhere particularly in pakistan who say that they have a fight for the jews ahead of them so they see that as the ultimate. one of the
things that was particularly disturbing to me is how. being groomed as a possible replacement for not a lot of people know the losses father. is. straight he's written a book called the marts of design which talks about the blood libel he was smuggled out monarch class was smuggled out of the country by french spies he is he keeps making trips to saudi arabia but not a lot of people know this history behind monarch stars and people should be wary of . close being groomed as a possible replacement at twenty four year old russian student remains in critical condition after being brutally beaten in a canadian detention center almost two months ago there are still a cough was arrested after he allegedly threatened another student russia has demanded a for investigations and punishment for those responsible for the attack artist polly boyko has more. a trip to study english in canada gone horribly wrong
twenty four year old denise telecasts arrived in calgary in june eager to learn about the country and make new friends it was at this language school those friends would quickly turn to enemies with a misunderstanding over a girl she was charged with making threats and placed in calgary's remand center and she was going to face like she was just barely. you don't know larry you know it till now that's and it was no direct. thing i mean. i don't know why it was just a big misunderstanding while his family in moscow tried to scrape together the bail money things took a turn for the. cell mates brutally attacked him jumping on his head repeatedly after a month from the life support machine denise recently regain consciousness doctors say he's in a vegetative state his adoring family is devastated by the lane go you know
eating i mean. you have been there already and you really enjoy it if you are truly robbery go our way you know it's very slowly. the charges that denise faced have now been dropped which in turn meant the detention center was no longer responsible for his medical bills leaving his family facing a financial nightmare on top of the emotional one local media campaigning to raise funds for denise's ballooning medical bills. will watch. all or call them. all or. general. or will you all are all. well. denise isn't the only victim to emerge from this facility
last month another man christopher kirk suffragette a lacerated spleen and a broken nose after a similar attack while in custody. very often in sharpening all we were and it didn't know about it but. you know when we were dating. in the war i mean. the young man so eager to find out about life in canada studying english like he didn't initially set out is now a distant prospect he'll once again have to learn the basics how to walk feed himself and speak his native russian denise's family can only hope that the country where this brutal attack took place provides him with the help he so desperately needs party boyko r t. twenty first century socialism or putting in a well the pain of the economy
a liberal rails the dilemma for voters in today's presidential election in venezuela the current leader and his young democratic rival are neck and neck in opinion polls and as loose a couple of reports the voters not only crucial for the nation but the entire continent. well the stakes could not be higher as venezuelans take to the polls to determine who will leave their country for the next six years at one end as president incumbent president hugo chavez was represented a radical change for venezuela and the region as a whole under his so-called twenty first century socialism policies where this is meant as a nationalization of certain industries as well as the use of venezuela's revenues from oil exports to really focus attention on some of the poorest segments of the population here this has meant policies that have improved health care education given the poor access to housing things that have really earned to a child has a massive massive popular support at the same time venezuela is plagued with a high crime rate one of the highest in the world as well as corruption and these are just some of the issues that have been seized on by the opposition candidate
and the previous he's a forty year old very wealthy businessman who has energized the population and there's also criticize the country's economic policies now and he's also promised to improve relations with the west now critics say and fear although this is something that the previous ona is that he would really represent a radical shift for the country in the sense that he could impose austerity programs and possibly roll back some of those popular economic social justice missions that hugo chavez has put into place this is something that has really concerned people and has raised a lot of questions about the future of this country but the issue of electoral fraud is always a concern there are some one thousand million of registered voters who will be taking to the polls throughout the day now what's interesting to us is people we've spoken to on the street both supporters and opponents of president hugo chavez have said that electoral fraud on election day isn't really something they're concerned with that it eventually has one of the most developed systems of voting in the world it's an electronic system where people vote with their thumbs the results get
sent to a central headquarters and are tabulated right away electronically and into some of the president hugo chavez found this issue to be so important that he just wanted to host a surprise a press conference just hours before the polls open to there's been a lot of tensions between the. the president who was chavez and at that very same press conference r.t. had an exclusive opportunity to ask the president why the west considers him to be such a threat to take a listen to what he would have to say. when the world runs out of petroleum only five countries which possess the majority of reserves will remain those are russia iran saudi arabia iraq and venezuela apart from oil there's a political side to be some call it about example it would be out example of venezuela of course they call it about example it was said that an american motto rules and will rule the world do you remember the thesis by an american francis fukuyama. end of history and suddenly a surprise given his well
a rose against new liberalism twenty years ahead of the european opera izing which is happening now a days so look up in venezuela scape the i.m.f. it is not a world power will say so now again the last time venezuelans took to the polls to vote for their president was six years ago there is the mark of excitement here both candidates have called on supporters to come to the streets early even hours before the polls opened it's a very festive mood people are very excited about this opportunity to really have a strong say about which direction they want their country and their region to go on. but as well as exit would be warmly welcomed by washington for an era of reason says james petrus a professor of sociology at new york's they intend university the united states would like to get rid of chavez and put on more malleable client like cup relation back and president chavez has taken a very independent foreign policy position opposing the us military intervention in
the middle east he's opposed to u.s. free trade agreement and has been an extraordinarily influential. president and fomenting a latin american integration which essentially means. exclusion of the united states show all along the line president chavez has been defining an alternative route for latin america is sensually you have two different philosophies you have show goes for motoring social democracy in a in a generic sense of the word against a candidate who wants to go back to turn the clock back to the one nine hundred ninety s. nail liberal policies privatization primacy of your ties to the u.s. as such a so you have a real choice and not an echo in in this election on the way a georgian dream becomes a reality that the country's opposition bloc secures a crucial victory over the ruling party forcing president saakashvili to go on the
defensive. plus and tell us where say a thousand strong peace rally nor threats as it sets out to reach pakistan's most troubled region the story in detail and more in just a couple of minutes. yeah . in this remote siberians in which people still sing the songs which russians sang in the middle ages and they cherish the ancient cuckoos practiced by the will set up church before the seventeenth century new believers who resigned the area are conservative community. and it was a way all believe me here yes i think i did and now i'm joined by.
people here are happy to show their way of life to tourists and to see them how to dance in the local star. seventeen year old nadia is from the same do each she now studies in the city and dances at a club. she puts on her costume and the traditional amber necklace only when she comes to visit her grandmother that. actually i didn't ask untampered answer yes because i want to keep up to date with this morning world but still i would like to hear of can my background how my ancestors layer very attachment to the church brought the sisters to this remote lent deflate by call more than two hundred fifty years ago they were exiled in pesah q-tip for not agreeing to the orthodox who forms introduced in russia in the sixteen hundreds deal believers still baal and cross themselves with two fingers not with three as they do in
modern orthodox churches in russia and never knew when praying was more and more young people leaving for big cities the fear is the old believers culture could be in peril. plans to continue her studies abroad to grandmother says wherever she goes as long as the jews are fresh in her memory so is the culture. well to the. audience technology innovation all the developments around russia we've got the future covered. by horse. by tractor. by car for the road and. as a carpenter. as a stove setter. was
a farmer. as an assistant. as a friend. as a relative delivering post and delivering. you're watching live from moscow welcome back it's been a week of unrest and being with clashes between police and anti-government protesters in bahrain authorities are cracking down almost daily on the opposition that's calling for more rights and and to discrimination on monday the country's court upheld jail terms for a nine medics who helped to treat pro-reform campaigners
a day later and demonstrators threw petrol bombs and stones at security officials following a funeral for an activist who died in custody of alleged mistreatment this friday police disperse crowds of dissenters with water cannon and tear gas the city marquee has been cracking down on the opposition for twenty months now with about eighty deaths overall thousands were arrested including prominent human rights activists nailer job is now in prison for attending an illegal demonstration almar zouk from bahrain's largest opposition party says the courts have long been in the rulers pockets. and the national but it isn't national but is talking about as no justice in the whole judicial process and look that at the end. there's just one that until oh they're willing to be when it comes to that the people who will be in subjected to. the demand or even killing. just tell you. i get. this you will find these appeared so slow this and they had to
be imprisoned it's like going to be a good job even just expressing that opinion is this is the sort of job you should know that if you. opposition in georgia are still celebrating after arrest. saying that majority of seats in parliament away from the ruling party in monday's felt the georgian dream bloc secured more than half of the votes while president saakashvili is allies barely top forty percent and as i say are testing our reports the years authority has been rocked. it was a jubilation like never before seen in believe it felt like georgia had won the world cup. there when was not get them fans but thousands took to the streets to celebrate the book is all that it was this in part to get it in central square and really see straight up to the exit poll results suggest that their project would be victorious in the parliamentary elections something hardly any one of them would
have an effect if only twelve months ago last year the ruling party's rating was at seventy percent and nobody could challenge that so confident was saakashvili that he amended the constitution granting more powers to the prime minister a position many predicted he would eventually feel himself little did he know he was digging his own hole he moved east changes to the constitution is it time to as a dream say to the never see the parliament these are the majority of his party but that's legal that's however this situation did not come out of nowhere prison torture tapes released in september really the hardest thousands took to the streets as allegations emerged that he personally ordered the torture and filming of these atrocities and now the president could even lose his job with the possible next prime minister busybodies shmuley already making his attention clear. this man's ideology has established a climate of lines of violence and torture it will be good if he submits his
resignation of the various procedures to force him to resign saakashvili did concede defeat live on air but the question remains whether he's really ready to let go of the reins it could be a dramatic change or it could. the herald appeared in fighting talk which was admission of defeat in a sense perhaps shows that he's a wounded animal but the would be still a fear that he would use the prerogatives of the president to try to spin your position remember it's a role the disparate group of people who have been primarily united by the whole stability to saakashvili it wasn't only the prison tape scandal which brought saakashvili fortress of power down say experts corruption among the leads don't see him playing hardball with russia or contributed the new ruling party says it will address these issues in the first place but as the party continues in georgia is bracing itself for a new era and the first peaceful transition of power in its post soviet history.
reporting from billy c. in georgia mass protests have taken place in several cities across italy as people continue to van their anger over intensifying spending cuts protesters gathered in venice on saturday demanding an immediate referendum on independence from rome as follows a series of violent clashes between students and drive police that saw several officers injured earlier this week professor. who is a separatist party organize the nation rally believes that with getting worse a floating city will be much better off on its own. or in a situation worse than a colony because there's a worse once they say in italy it's the highest in the world and our services. are extremely poor we have about twenty billion a say in. our regional resources each year and that's how bearable and at this
stage. a couple of days ago there was a siege of st mark's belt powered by four workers and there's this situation here in van it's oh it's it's almost explosive sold so they had the thousands of people who have gathered in their regional government for sure in italy. we're not the only one there really is sort of the strong movement for it of course were the back story going to ice but after a year it's going to have to go other regions serenely. on our side right now israel faces a multimillion dollar lawsuit over the deaths during its twenty ten grade on a turkish aid flotilla. plus grant helps russia's space agency and mass are planning an extended mission on the international space station in a bid to get one step closer to the red planet party dot com has the details. hundreds of pakistanis joined by foreign peace activists are marching through the
country in protest against u.s. drone strikes the convoy led by cricket legend and opposition from man khan is heading to south waziristan a region plagued by insurgency and most frequently targeted by american missiles this despite warnings from pakistan's taliban militants that protesters could be targeted by suicide bombers political activist. believes the rally has the full support of the people. or the grand jury that region has welcomed him there it would be only an assistance that is being provided by the government which does not want to open this area of exposure because for the past five years they've been hiding the fact that. region on the on the public front the act you deny it but on privately behind the doors the u.s. government they actually accept the fact just a simple attack on a silver energy and unfortunately for the last five years our government has
actually bought into the american water and the american what has now become our will and these should be should catch on all of these terrorists that are doing it but unfortunately not able do not able to handle the economic affairs of the country let alone this is a mission that has been before the guard while shortly meets the young people whose addiction to adrenaline takes them to extreme heights with now regard for safety well our special report is coming your way in just a couple of minutes. it
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