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locals in the besieged libyan opposition stronghold binding will lead to the international community put out better terms to stop the slaughter the us was in the. sidelined by the mainstream media and barred from rogering in between obama and romney the other kinds is for the u.s. president to get their voices heard right here on. the four alternative candidates raise issues that were not even touched upon in the debate between mitt romney and barack obama more on that coming up. and also later this hour the thorny questions being raised as brits are let down by the country's public health care service with
a number of it's unfortunate through also have to say. international news live from moscow this is our she was me hello and welcome to the program this iteration bonnie one leaves the last bastion of gadhafi supporters and said to be fast approaching a humanitarian catastrophe also priories to the city reportedly a child by a gas filled bombs remain cut off leaving locals crying out for international rescue middle east correspondent reports now and you may find some of the pictures that disturbing. the siege of bani walid has been on the go for almost three weeks now and in the last week alone dozens of people have been killed and injured in the clashes between pro-government forces and bani walid fighters there are reports
circulating that quoting a libyan militia leader who says that the situation is under control and that the city has been cleared of gadhafi loyalists we are hearing the opposite from our sources on the ground they say that the situation is deteriorating by the minute we've also been receiving as of yet verified photographs and videos that show did dismembered bodies as well as slain children and also the alleged use of chemical weapon when we are hearing from doctors on the scene as well as i witness on the ground that many people are suffering from toxic gas poisoning and this doesn't line up with as of yet unconfirmed reports we've been receiving of the gas the shells being fired at the local population are using. you. know. again it's just a feeling that people. really. don't you want to know one of.
our family. is dying to make. work that. no one. limited. well for many libyans since the former libyan leader moammar gadhafi was slain their lives have not changed anything for some it has deteriorated we are hearing from a number of people on the ground who say that for all his faults the one thing that gadhafi did bring the country was stability and there are a lot of mean parallels that are not been made between his regime and the current reign gadhafi for example was charged with using chemical weaponry we're not hearing the same kind of charges being made at the ruling regime at the same time. duffy was embroiled in mass executions we've been hearing from human rights watch exposé days of atrocities as well as war crimes that have been carried out separate to those we are also hearing reports of double standards from many in the
international community people saying that on the one hand the west is quick to criticize the regime of the syrian president bashar assad like they did with that of gadhafi but when you see the same kind of atrocities being carried out now in bani walid the international community is quiet so this is raising alarm bells. russia's diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed in bani walid remain deadlocked with the u.s. blocking moscow's draft proposal for a peaceful resolution at the u.n. security council the details now from new york correspondent. the u.s. and western countries did not back the russian drafted press statement they said that they were they cited the need for further consultations now the russian envoy to the un vitaly churkin says in the aftermath of last month's deadly attack in benghazi that killed four americans it's quite surprising that the u.s. would be blocking a statement that is condemning the use of violence in dealing with libya's
political problems. says it's very strange and the behavior of the u.s. delegation with respect to the russian. press statement in this situation is hard to rationally explain now this russian security council press statement on bani walid expressed grave concern about the escalation of violence in and around the city particularly the reports of growing civilian casualties including children the statement also living authorities to take urgent steps to resolve the conflict by peaceful means and to preserve the rights of all libyan citizens in the statement also stressed the need to promote national reconciliation inclusive political dialogue in libya it was quite surprising to many of us journalists that were at the u.n. stakeout to find that there was no agreement made on this this russian draft press statement that essentially condemns this violence violence that began in the
beginning of october and we see is escalating but these conversations will clearly continue in the days to come. under from all of this we're now joined live by professor and political analyst from hong kong city university jerzy thank you very much indeed for your time now russia and china received some harsh criticism after both countries blocked u.n. security council resolutions on the syrian conflict by the u.s. so now that this is ration is revised why is there no such reaction among the international community. well the international community needs a certain consensus to act and we've got to do you and obviously it has no effective monitoring mechanism it has to rely on certain member countries to raise the issue and tools try to fulton. and the same
time of course we have to lend me a media is very much in the ends of the western countries so the us is quick to move and only be allowed to take claiming colonel gadhafi was committing crimes against his people but now when the citizens of bani walid say that being pummeled by chemical weapons actually washington not only remains fun and but blocks any athens to mediate a peaceful solution lies that. well here is certainly a case of hypocrisy and what's and. what one assessments of the motivations of russia. the concern full human to terrorism obviously the should be accorded a. national interest and ignite this base influence in. the united states certainly believes. it is very much in this or you know of the united states and its major nato allies he certainly wants to be
in full control of the libyan situation. and oil interests one of the considerations and it does not want to see intervention interference from other countries especially from russia and why do you think this siege began twenty days ago was that center sent by the new government to stomp. on the country. well we understand. the strap richmond of democracy and even distribution of an effective government in india is a very very challenging cost despite the. years since the second not of an interim government in nuclear of with the backing of the united states a country is still very much troubled by tribalism tribal confrontation and. confrontations between get their fee. and if the
full service and so on and it is not expected no and all the. peace and development can be restored to the country within a very short period of time so this is this is the way you see how this crisis unfolding right now i guess so be the tribal rivalries these traditional confrontations competitions among trikes as well as the. continuing. to fear an empty cup if he also does feel he will continue for a while. thank you very much joseph chang professor and political analyst at the hong kong city in a vast a thank you very much indeed and. while they drew between barack obama and me a troll needs steals the limelight in the us says pasta comes that for the presidency but it gets a mention that's this channel has offered them
a platform by all casting a live debate the turn the alternative names on the vendors ballot count has been listening. the four alternative candidates who were debating this tuesday night in chicago did raise a number of issues that were never even touched upon in the debates between mitt romney and barack obama there was a lot of critique of course they discuss money in politics their claim is that washington was bought and paid for by special interests they discuss the indefinite detention of americans see as the president obama's sign something that the two party candidates never talk about during the major debates and here is joel signs where marks on the issues she is the nominee from the green party and. the trail of our civil liberties that the president has assumed dictatorial rights to put us in prison at his pleasure without charge or without trial among other things sweeping powers of the patriot act also something that you don't hear much about in
the mainstream media the crackdown on whistleblowers by the obama administration and of course the military judging by their remarks he could very well understand why they are outsiders and what i've shown all of them were saying the u.s. should stop military intervention and all of them do not see much difference between barack obama and mitt romney especially on foreign policy take a listen we're going to find ourselves with the continued heightened police state in this country we're going to find ourselves continuing to militarily intervene in the world which result has resulted in hundreds of millions of enemies to this country that wouldn't otherwise exist we know the republican democrats some differences but both of them morphed into a millet truce corporatist anti-democratic force that has betrayed basic human and civil rights these candidates are going to be on balance but not in all states they were also talking about how hard it is for an independent candidate to get on those ballots in the u.s.
that every state has its own intricate rules lots of signatures and that essentially it requires a lot of money to get on the ballot and all of these candidates know they don't stand. chance to win this election but as larry king the moderator of this debate said their voices they may not be counted on november the sixth but they deserve to be heard. and see how this time hofman to ponsonby to abandon his assets positrons it will continue to be barred from the big picture they start pern tring to corporate interests seizure of constitutional rights. the right to not be snooped on the right to not be arrested and held without charges the right to be. to not be killed without due process of law these are all things the largely started out of the bush administration had been continued by the obama administration no no i think it was
virtually unanimous consent across the group but they were opposed to so you see the far a lot from the far right. they don't out to be moneyed interests. of any advertising going to lose the election if we were to structurally change the electoral system in the united states if we were to require the media to curie free fair and open debates if we were to publicly funded candidates if we were to ban political advertising and these are things that are done in many of the major democracies and so the world right now then i think it would be possible for these third party candidates to be remain true to their values and. have you know a successful lector all effort but as long as they are u.s. supreme court continues to assert that money is the same thing in speech that it's not property in the corporations are not legal fictions that they're actually people it's going to be damn hard.
in a few minutes on all see the british health care system which this coming. week. we trusted to every word it was it was writers oh i can't think of any who the word. was months old so so i will look at some fatal flaws in the u.k.'s health care system as the government increasingly turns its bad doctors and much more coming our way up to the brink. looking at some drugs you simply do not believe they come speak and goodness how they can wrong oh. it's an international sled dog race with those driving the dogs. coming from as far away as
a strength in canada and the us i come to russia and everybody is so very friendly they welcomed me with open arms and the scenery is so beautiful it's very much like a lasco and so i felt at home the first sled dog was brought here from australia now it's trios come to this remote russian village to take part in the race it's not surprising they love it this trail are amazing but even more amazing is the story of how racing first started here atoll it wasn't the top. grazing who set the trail ablaze but a nun and for all for those who brought their idea to life. five years ago. built a dog kennel in the village kids from the local open h. came around to take care of the dogs and one day they state their life might seem extreme to some the boys wake up at six to feed the dogs before school in the evening they spend up to three hours training their full legged friends but smother
her schedule also encourages her kids to become depth hands on the computer and internet the boys regularly update their website and they're in touch with the business while the twenty four seven on the phone itself but children are the most important thing my own interests not play any rule any more and regardless of whether parsky has huskies window race or not she hopes the competition will take place in the village next year. but called these dogs and the children it really is not the weaning but truly just the taking part that counts. wealthy british style.
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foreign policy chief catherine ashton who was speaking to the cops in the capital beirut sattar was encouraged by efforts to forge our national dialogue to bring back stability meanwhile the army has reportedly brokered a cease fire in the country's northern city of tripoli after two nights of fighting that killed at least ten and wounded over sixty people security is high in the country after violent clashes between police and protesters erupted last week over the killing of a top intelligence official. the u.n. security council was you to hear russia's proposals on syria the draft document is calling on damascus and the opposition to maintain a ceasefire during the upcoming holiday of aid of sacrifice so thought neither side has committed to the truce meanwhile activists in syria have posted videos online claiming to show sea is battles in the north that's where rebels are fighting to capture another base near a highway by government to supply soldiers and the city of aleppo activists say
some force of people were killed in the area last week. witnesses have reported two powerful explosions in gaza blasts the stronger the city after israeli forces killed a palestinian gunman and the latest series of strikes is the second straight day of raids by israeli military tel aviv claims the strikes are response to dozens of rockets fired from gaza in the last month. in the u.k. now trade unions have warned of massive industrial unrest if the two pay freeze in the health care system is extended the authorities claim a new rise in these difficult economic times is seemingly simply unaffordable but. they won't solve the national health services which as pointed boyko reports is already losing the trust of the people. clearly in agony but in supposedly safe hands in hospital that's what janine harvey says distort when she came down with severe hit pain last december despite over forty visits to
doctors in three different hospitals janine cervical cancer went on diagnosed rhyming in city hospital doctors here failed to spot janine harvey's cancer not once but twice all the hospitals missed it too exposing parts of the virus but let's have the death of the thirty three year old mother of four just months later her family now say they want to nice story to be heard so that others can avoid a similar freights at one point dr even suggested that jeanine's excruciating pain was all in her mind but her post-mortem examination showed that a cancerous tumor had grown so large inside her that it had shattered her pelvic bone janine's family gets upset when people ask why they didn't pay for costly private care they say britain's national health service was once the pride of
britain but their trust in it has broken you know supposed to be so amazing with all the resources that you know what we need to go private we felt we trusted we trusted their every word janine isn't the only patient to be failed by the n.h.s. some around sixty percent of deaths in hospitals. or something else happen but potentially was avoidable and has potentially contributed to that so it's a it's a big number of people that's one thousand patients a month a recent study by the national institute of health research says that one patient in ten is affected by potentially serious medical errors half of whom die. as a result such as twenty two year old kane gorney he died from dehydration from a combination of misdiagnosis and what the coroner called the incompetence of
n.h.s. staff it's definitely a problem that patients are repeatedly coming to us with. reporting failure is a similar nature to that which happened to janine harvey the n.h.s. trust responsible for janine's care says we are extremely sorry for any distress caused to the family we can understand the need for answers and this is what our internal investigation process is about examining what lessons there are to be learnt and making changes if there's anything that needs to be changed janine's family are now turning their tragedy into forming a charity to give other people with complicated medical conditions a chance to get a second medical opinion privately before it's too late it's impossible for so many individual consultants to to make so many errors more speed the ceased it must be some my. major or the lack of communication to negligence is leaving
someone you know work better all knowing it's all i can think of any other word for . months long after it was it was. just janine harvey's family say they can only hope that lessons will be learned and that no one else ever suffers the same way. polly boyko r t london. time now for a business update was matreya hello there so i knew ratings agency to compete with s. and p. and moody's is soon to appear to make that's right and russia is among the several countries are also china which are creating this new ratings agency supposed to be independent of any. countries or companies interest some we've talked to richard haynesworth from from ross rating which is part of this agency says well the main goals is to have a new opinion presented to the well that's now joined business that it's in
a pool with more details right take what's the point of having yet another ratings agency when we have standard and poor's moody's and fitch. well there are actually many rated games the ratings agencies russia has for the real problem is that only three have global reach and those the three american ones that you've been talking about and they all are subject some would say to the same kinds of u.s. bias the ratings agencies the big three had a bad crisis no doubt about it in two thousand and eight they were all giving the highest possible rating to securities associates with the u.s. housing market which later prompted the whole global downturn. they were giving high ratings to iceland failed to spot the problems there before it collapsed and as recently as two thousand and knowing moody's was saying that investor concerns about greece might be misplaced but a new ratings agency
a new global agency is ok to have it all its own way despite those concerns with the established ones because it also would need to establish its own track record its own credibility and there are a few short cuts to doing that and it's definitely going to take some time all right nick paul thank you very much for that was our business editor for reporting on this new ratings agency. all right speaking of which moody's has put for review the russian company ross never will get to that in just a second let's take a look at what's happening is indeed on the ts in the my sex having a mixed picture is up despite the fact that indeed moody's has is reviewing it. for potential downgrade because of size risks. it's great over in europe were having troubles in the automotive sector have volvo going down as much as seven percent at one point when it said its first quarter profits were missing
expectations also france pledges to provide seven billion euros to citrus because it's in trouble. all right that's all we have time for right now in fifty five minutes time i'm back with another update shortly on our see the u.k.'s atomic secrets are revealed in our special report don't go away. the sun rises over what seems like and last forest but here in the new directions quite hundred kilometers north of life while stopped as in much of the world it's disappearing at a catastrophic rate. mortgages both illegal and those finding ways to outsmart the system 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 the world wildlife fund for nature
makes regular trips to help local rangers do what little they can to stop the logging but it's not easy logger set up trucks making them hard to reach an already rough terrain and have mastered ways to jump through legal loopholes this is a nature reserve were only sanitary logging of disease trees is allowed according to law and not a single berry can be picked but loggers like this use their sanitary logging permit to cut down absolutely healthy trees and sell the profitable timber over the border in china we are on the hunt for illegal loggers and it's not going to be easy to forests or knows and there are chances are slim now for now we can stay in our dream 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 alexander some morning call 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 they've twelve's the tractor trails are very fresh which in fact means that we need to be quite. 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's overwhelmingly outnumbered there are too few rangers working in the promote the region and the w w f says the government isn't doing enough to stop it i guess the government now is they started city for more whole forest legislation so assume the pals and so on regards a new forest court and according to. every forest that's the guy's in waltham in the in the forest to the still the forest courts still doesn't work just what
should you do with there's no one tries to stop them in just five years the forest will be gone they'll sell it all to china what will the people who live afterwards do if it's a question more and more people are aware of today climate change in 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. the government insists but there was no hazard and indeed fifty years later i have a letter from the president promised mr john howard who climbs but there was no hazard to it of the service and i can.