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tonight egypt descends further into chaos massive gun fire is heard in cairo as deaths among both the police and war see loyalists are reported across the turbulent nation. message china's backyard washington ups its military aid to the philippines boasting control of the oil rich south china sea but it adds more fuel to the friction with beijing at the same time. but more snooping shamers the embattled owner stays revealed to have been violating u.s. surveillance rules thousands of times a year. to new center and kevin owen here just passed over
a good to have you company our top story that again tonight intense gunfire is being reported in the egyptian capital with scores of the ousted president supporters battling a mass deployment of security forces on the streets both morsy loyalists and police officers have been killed in the cairo riots and elsewhere in the country to bell true is in the egyptian capital. is another chaotic day here in egypt on this what the supporters of mohamed morsy call the day of rage in ramses square which is in downtown cairo just after it's absolutely massive the moment at twenty eight marches converged on this square when they basically intended to set up a sit in by about half past two three pm gunshots could be heard both automatic weapons and rifle rounds i'm not sure exactly how it started it was coming from direction of a police station called as became a police station need to ramses square but there are wildly differing accounts about who attacked first one side they're saying the missing brotherhood supporters of morsy find on the police and of course the protesters are saying. it was the
other way round however you could hear these very loud gunshots coming from above from the side from everywhere including tear gas the protesters attempted to get rid of the effective take out spying by building bomb fires and putting the kind of says on them but to no avail people were scattered i saw protesters being ferried of the scene with very bloody head wounds it's not just the capital which the moment is a somewhat of a war zone there's also been reports of fatalities now to the north in the now delta in which is the governor as we've also heard of a fatality is expanding which is near port saeed in addition there are clashes in alexandria as well as tantalus who is seeing this kind of violence spreading everywhere as supporters of morsi either in altercations with the with the police or with residents of the area so really what this is coming off the back of is of course wednesday's very bloody crackdown by the security forces on to citizens in cairo it's quite a serious situation here we're not sure how it's going to go particularly as the minister of interior said thursday evening that they are going to allow their
offices to fire live ammunition on anyone that was attacking them and also state buildings so we could see these clashes escalate further and more fatalities as the day goes on at the moment that makes this the make shift beautiful spitzer almost reached the limit as these people are coming in in the car and in this capital well in the meantime you can access exactly what bell true seeing as well online she's of dating developments from the heart of egypt's deadly. twitter dot com slash troop. loading of videos of egypt's chaotic scenes online in this video you can see on you tube you compare and you see people trying to escape police gunshots by using ropes to clamber down a bridge on to the street below some people were so desperate they simply jumped despite what's being described as surrenders atrocities committed by the army the u.s. has decided to push ahead nonetheless with its aid to the egyptian military a spokeswoman for the british egyptians for democracy. group told us this runs
counter to washington was declared democracy. is actually quite shameful to see countries and leaders of western governments who hail themselves as beacons of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in egypt what obama came out and said yesterday is simply not enough this is what the obama subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the army may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution. and there's also disturbing web footage of civilians being fired on
allegedly by army snipers in car just to warn you you might find some of these images coming out upsetting in this video you can see several men holding the other person appears to be wounded gunshots then apparently heard about this is one of the men begins carrying a good way he's then hit by bullets and seems to survive the shooting before being helped by others also a british t.v. cameraman for sky television music killed during gunfire apparently a victim of snipers artie's paul asli is been hearing survivors accounts when she visits one of the mosques that's now moving. after every battle there's a reckoning this is where the tally for this week's deadly clashes is taking place here i mean the demand must where the bodies of that date and burnt are being false and it was here finally with the fear tell me more from it found her son she learnt on facebook the twenty three year old had been killed she tried in vain to get through sniper fire to reach the a dummy a mosque where he'd been camping for weeks as well as died from two bullets one was
in his heart there are many claims the protesters had weapons but it was a peaceful sit in the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and burned some people alive it was egypt's most bloody day of violence since the revolution two and a half years ago this old man managed to save his koran but not his wife she was among the hundreds killed many of them burnt beyond recognition tears of anguish against a backdrop of angry demonstrations i think that's why you march a city obey the. people when we go to destry in the jones here it is i think is said that i let's say i'm obeying the will of the egyptian people went to the street how about this people watched day in the street for forty seven days then they would rise and their gift is to kill them dr mohammad mahmoud was on duty when the first. casualties started coming in within hours he treated several dozen
patients they wounds were worse than anything he'd seen the fall marking a turning point he says from which there is no return the egyptian army usually defend people but what we know are they gyptian army even our religion we have some proof of this these are the best army and over the world but not to kill his own people is the egyptians always we our history with the egyptian army to defend us not to kill us is that's why i'm saying this is very bad and like chapters the accusations and counter-accusations are heating up each side blames the other for unprovoked excessive violence the army stands accused of firing at an armed protesters while the brotherhood is feared for spreading violence anything is possible now unfortunately in every single step that we've been witnessing from since january twenty five. we don't think the next step is going to happen it's so
far away and then it happens so anything is possible now the interior ministry has given police a green light to use live ammunition against anyone who attacks government buildings the muslim brotherhood is vowing nothing will stop its glorious revolution in a country many fear is now teaching on the brink of civil war policy r.t. cairo. i. fell in venice closely from the heart of course in egypt for you know next my washington talks for the philippines on a new security deal i want a greater access to the country's military facilities to deploy troops equipment aircraft and ships washington to draw a gauge once in the asia pacific a reading of billions of dollars with analysts citing china's growing clout as the main reason for it so apparent washington has been steadily beefing up its military presence in. the region japan being its main ally with fifty thousand american
troops deployed there south korea comes in second with over twenty eight thousand u.s. military personnel and there's also the security hub. which shows several american military bases under the asia orientated policy than the u.s. has been strengthening its alliances with a strain of the philippines and singapore also thailand and vietnam to point troops as well as seeking to sign cooperation agreements washington claims is just protecting its economic interests in the region but as artist paul scott explains next that's not the whole story. america's increasing interest in the asia pacific is defined by the white house as an attempt to strengthen economic and security interests in a paper released in two thousand and twelve washington makes no attempt to shy away from the fact that china's dominance in the region is a concern saying its emergence has the potential to negatively affect america's economy and security but go some way to explaining exactly why the u.s. is beefing up its military presence in the region but the exact extent of their
muscle flexing is causing some to suggest it's an attempt at containment which will only intensify friction in the region the idea that the united states is protecting the interests of the world against chinese influence is clearly absurd all the united states is doing is ratcheting up military tension and pressure when the world doesn't need it at all disputes over territory are the main reason for heightened tensions the south china say rich in oil and fish is the main bone of contention washington is backing its ally the philippines in that dispute upping its military support to the nation by two thirds or also strengthening its military ties with indonesia singapore malaysia brunei and vietnam the united states say there needs to be greater clarity over china's strategic intentions but as washington maintains they want dialogue they continue to expand their military presence on china's doorstep rattling the world's second largest economy
a dangerous game of brinksmanship in a region where tensions are already high. talking of which coming up a russian champion athletes hit the headlines but not for a sport. it's on the respect to our country respect to our seats as the star pole vaulter. championships to protest russia's ban on gay propaganda towards minors we go just ahead but to the u.s. government virtual currencies like with the senate saying set to must be regulated we follow that up as well. emission free cretaceous free in-store charges free. arrangement free. three stooges free.
hello again digital currencies led by bitcoin have become so influential that they're now turning heads in washington the u.s. senate committee started a probe into what it calls an important emerging area that needs to be regulated online entirely decentralized bitcoins been getting momentum and pushing its way towards the mainstream its value indeed rocketed earlier this year picking up more than two hundred dollars up from almost zero when it was first introduced in two thousand and nine economist mark fulton told us washington wants to control bitcoin to ensure that it can't be used to hijack the greenback. their stated objectives investigate these currencies these virtual currencies is that they may be used for illegal means or leave me be used for tax evasion and money laundering purposes which of course that does occur but they're also occurs with u.s. currency which is the major currency were drug dealers and smugglers of all sorts so we have to look
a little deeper here at these investigations and what we find is that of course the bigger credit card companies are concerned about bitcoin is a competitor because it's cheaper gas here than their own services there's no fees involved in so they're concerned and also the federal reserve the treasury are concerned that in the long run virtual currencies me so can are some of the demand for the u.s. dollar so the government is concerned about good quality and popularity at many different levels the alternative currency is one official recognition however with a u.s. federal judge ruling that it is real money that announcement was made during the trial of a texan charged with fraud through a big calling based ponzi scheme with millions of dollars of his paper all of it went to meet those working to make sure bitcoin succeeds. it points. to peak oil in the. heat coin can the scenes are filling those developing the
digital currency perhaps a little bunkers has the potential to be brilliant but we're still in the early days down the road i think it has tremendous potential and next years it can be you know everybody wants to convenience it's there it's in so-called because spaces like this one in bratislava the kinks in the currency being ironed out by a dedicated in close knit group even holding a wedding within a digital den to care for and protect each other you're from. the developers may soon an unconventional group this is an incompetent currency not controlled by any government or central bank this peer to peer method of exchange could run chanting it will take the stand there. like life cycle. every technology of every new technology hoping to kicks will use it first. sooner or later the customers will use however with one bitcoin currently being worth around
seventy euro ones only existing in cyberspace it's not really being cohesive with the high streets until now are we make. denominations of points like. some kind of five euro to euro one euro in that size which would be for example serial point zero one bitcoin and it would look like this actually if we want to make it easy to use solution for down like to keep coins in their daily life pay their daily life things with bitcoins like a pizza or a coke at a bar or something like that security on line is a major concern for us all these days so developers are looking into a number of ways to protect consumers cash we already talk with some. security liebling companies. they will do labels like withhold ground self destroy if you rip them off so we tried really
a lot to make it really secure for people that they can be sure. to use well the over so they really can use it for trading to the digital nature would be calling there's no limit to the physical evidence you can take you can stamp a few our code on it it will work just how easy is it to use you pass me your credit i start my char redo just redo them and since this one was not claimed before i can just claim it was the most money it's going for men who are on line for months to being talented alongside gold and silver is the only safe investments by those in the know it quiet. absolutely triumphed as the dollar has crashed ninety per cent they get bit by as bitcoin is set to take on the world and root out the banks stars and if this continues pretty soon might not be only for nerds they
could be the cash in all our pockets peter all of our t. bratislava slovakia nicely caught the n.s.a. has violated the rules on surveillance and even us court rulings thousands of times per year for several years that submerged from fresh revelations based on data leaked by edward snowden live to washington i correspondent going to chickens there i go there's trouble upon trouble really doesn't it for the n.s.a. already out into the pressure that currently under your. that's right having the papers the washington post has obtained apparently through edward snowden show that the n.s.a. decided it did not only sneed to report quote unquote unintended surveillance of americans a leaked n.s.a. internal audit for the year twenty twelve shows thousands of violations and those are the ones that the n.s.a. itself has documented and other paper provide some details on how the agency avoids scrutiny from its supposed to oversee years that justice department n.s.a.
analyst are instructed to give only a broad rationale for for targeting someone and the analysts are specifically warned that they must not provide the evidence on which they base their suspicion that the n.s.a. defend itself by saying the information is available if requested by overseers but generally from these documents we get the impression that not only has the public been in the dark about these programs but also those who are supposed to provide oversight one of the documents for instance shows that the foreign intelligence. surveillance court which has the authority over some n.s.a. operations did not learn about a new collection method and till it had been in operation for many months the court ruled it unconstitutional so in twenty eleven the court ordered the n.s.a. to comply with standard privacy protections or stop the program but the obama administration has fought a freedom of information lawsuit so the administration's main shield for these
programs is secrecy it can brush off any opinions on state secrets grounds basically. sponsored independent investigation that it wants to probe likely to lead to what could come out of those who would on the street. well edward snowden's revelations have shown that the administration lied about n.s.a. snooping and specifically the director of national intelligence james clapper when testifying in congress two years ago to a question about whether the agency collects data on millions of americans he responded no a month ago he had to apologize for misleading a senate hearing that was only because of snowden's revelations as part of the administration's damage control efforts president obama announced last week that an independent panel of outsiders would be set up between vesta gave concerns about the scale of n.s.a. surveillance it meant to imagine everybody surprised when he tasked james clapper
to establish this so-called independent panel critics said it was like putting a fox in charge of the hand house the white house had to dampen controversy over the role of the director of national intelligence in a panel reviewing surveillance insisting that he would need to lead the panel laura choose the members of the white house say the panel members are being selected by the white house in consultation with the intelligence community still i mean lots of questions as to what review such a pre-selected panel can actually deliver absolutely will be following that story with you i hope you come across pretty washington d.c. thanks very much for that. check it out see dot com we're talking about what snowden news said about him there the fugitive whistleblower putting a safety on the line the former n.s.a. contractor has talked to his father the first time since fleeing the u.s. despite warnings from his lawyers not to do that we've got more details are tito
comic relief plus to those problems continue japanese scientists brace for the most dangerous cleanup mission to date at the fukushima nuclear plant we've got live updates on the operation are to call. it right to see. first for you and i think that you're. on a recorder's twitter. instagram. to be in the. russian athletic stylin is in bio has hit the headlines again but this time his words rather than the world record she's doing it for she defended the country's ban on gay propaganda towards minors which has caused controversy and calls in europe to boycott the sochi winter olympics next year caffein off reports. this
past week moscow has played host to track and field championships on tuesday the american runner nick simmons dedicated his silver medal in the eight hundred meter meter race to gay friends and several swedish athletes painted their nails in rainbow colors but the remarks made by your lend them by above was of course the world champion pole vaulter and the biggest star in russian track and field certainly we have noted the debate over gay rights in russia and the world of sports it's on a respectful to some respect to our seats isn't because russians maybe are different than european people then other people from different lands we have our low woods every month have to respect and if some police and they've some who are not enough just try to make us such a problem as they does. begins because of the big book because of our law so i think it's unfair front of the now isn't bibles commented sparked major
rebuke from international media outlets an athlete even calls to strip her international olympic committee and mastership role now in response to this criticism she did issue a statement today saying that english simply isn't her first language but she wanted to say that quote people should respect the laws of other countries particularly when they are guests of that country she also added that she is opposed to any discrimination against gay people now just a reminder to our viewers the bill in question criminalize the public an expression of support for nontraditional relationships russian lawmakers say that it doesn't outlaw homosexuality but merely scourges the discussion of it among younger people people younger than eighteen and there have been scattered calls for a boycott of the twenty fourteen winter olympics in the russian city of sochi but no country or athlete has yet declined to attend and most officials including us president barack obama have called a boycott unnecessary. if you meant it so you swish through joy some unsavory
practices exposed to breaking research right off the. the video game company of heroes two is facing a lot of heat from gamers inside the former soviet union in fact fourteen thousand people thus far have taken the time to sign a change to org petition to get the game removed from former communist shelves across the land why are people so mad this looks like some sort of world war two game i mean in this type of game there isn't going to be a murdering of hawkers or virtual rampaging through cities with rocket launchers so why did they start a petition for you to blogger called the bad comedian made a detailed twenty five minute video depicting all the gross historical inaccuracies and exaggerations throughout the game the game perturbs the soviet army as
a pack of slave driving before with every soviet officer wanting nothing more than to shoot his old soldiers in the back or send them to the gulag forthwith according to polygon dot com the game exploits where moments in the words history like some very limited battles are soviet soldiers went in unarmed and made it look as if sitting rifle is infantry directly into machine gun fire was part of the soviet army manual maybe it is a bit oversensitive to flip out over a dumb video game but lives repeated often enough will become true in the minds of millions of people who play the game and that's why you can't back down when it comes to historical falsification but that's just my opinion. if you live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous. i mean.
as i've said. there it's actually. a. little worse for the looks a little like. what . have you ever seen anything like that i'm telling. you guys i'm having martin welcome to breaking the set so if you're a regular viewer he will probably know that i have deal with the world's largest from company nestle this was based company has no problem showing off its lack of morality that rakes and twelve billion dollars i'm sure profits every year as these nutritional drinks are used to force feed prisoners they get around twenty percent of nestle chocolate comes from slave labor in africa's ivory coast and corporation
has been mired in scandal for pushing infant formula on porn nations as opposed to encouraging breast feeding but let's get back to nestle's main source of income water see ness is favorite activity is taking water from its natural source sealing up in plastic waste and making epic profits case in point hope british columbia nestle pays zero dollars to access a prefers and sells the water back to residents for a dollar and one thousand cents and every year pulls two hundred sixty five million liters of water from their wells and this is getting away with it because the canadian province has no regulations on accessing its water and that nestle can keep that tap tapping along it's literally a nestle gold mine no regulations no permits and nobody limiting how much they can steal from the ground but the worst part of all is that these wells are shared with six thousand b.c. residents who depend on that water to sustain their lives so understandably they're concerned that a major corporation is pillaging hundreds of millions of leaders away from them for
free. and because of the recent bad press canada's environmental minister has responded saying that they're planning on incorporating ground water regulation into next year's law but according to canada's world wildlife fund quote it's the wild west out here in terms of groundwater the government has been saying they're going to make these changes and it just hasn't gone through yet meanwhile nestle's rebuttal was that they were employing a whopping seventy five people there and we do our own internal reports on how much water we suck out of the ground so don't worry are you kidding me i wouldn't trust nestle with my life and if you wouldn't either than join me and let's break the set . a little bit more of you are going to be like. over the last week egypt has.