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stunts on t.v. come. in the. the rebel advance backed up by coalition airstrikes is held up in the hometown of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi there are mobile fears of an impending bloodbath i'm told is syria the capital city of tripoli join me in a few moments a formal. you in the rebel stronghold all being gradually gotten through it's all very green the walls start until garvey's gone for no good if you're interested you know words. and president obama admits he's also keen to avoid again down the big trees saying the u.s. will continue to target his regime even when nato meetings come on david libya.
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and moscow mourns the forty victims of last year's twin the metro's suicide blast which shocked the nation but added results to the fight against terrorism. plus oil prices are sliding after libyan rebels recaptured oil pools and promised to restore exports join our series business desk in about twenty minutes time. a very warm welcome scene this is the line from moscow with me on a separate rebels and pro get out the forces are in a lot in a fierce fight for libya's third largest city misrata is likely to be a key battle with your position in control of the gulf in tripoli in government hands meanwhile representatives of governmental and international organizations are
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used to meet in london the sky the delivery of humanitarian aid down the political future of the country without a doubt is in tripoli with. it was a novel night of airstrikes here over the capital city of tripoli they started late last night monday and they continued until the early hours of this morning chouse day we understand that a number of military targets have been hit but we also is receiving reports that a number of civilian areas have been struck the big news here is the growing fear that they could be an impending bloodbath in the capital city of tripoli just yesterday after what seemed like a lightning advance the rebel forces after sitting out on friday from the stronghold of benghazi stopped in front of the hometown of the libyan leader moammar gadhafi the city of sirte and that is both a symbolic and strategic city because the understanding here is that if gadhafi cannot hold on to search well then he cannot hold on to his power now the residents
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of tripoli are increasingly feeling to quote them and to see age not only do they feel under threat from the rebels from more and more seen as if they can make good on the front is to march into tripoli but there are reports of the city within two days will run out of fuel and we're now seeing large queues of people outside bakeries and schools one resident i spoke to summed up the middle of ground most adequately really stayed with the city of got involved to protect civilians but he asked what exactly is civilian about people now armed making their way to tripoli very important meeting taking place in london today tuesday it comes in just hours after the u.s. president barack obama said that nato would be taking over food military control over the military operations here in libya by tomorrow when state now there are some prison issues still on the table that have yet to be decided the major purpose of this meeting in london is to get some kind of consensus over the military commandment of this operation and of the political direction it is taking there are
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a number of heavyweights attending it is being cheered by the british prime minister david cameron he was secretive state hillary clinton will be there it will be members of the arab league members of the african union thirty five foreign ministers as well as members. the rebels transitional council that is the body here that is with his own team the rebel groups now it is significant and it is worth noting that they will be no trippers internships from the libyan government which is causing some people to ask questions well how exactly can the international community say it's facilitating debating for issues and concerns around the future of this country if indeed it's not inviting those who are empowered to actually attend and for just a page in the talks the other question is of course are these rebels that will be participating what kind of this meanings do the have what kind of political leanings do they have what kind of backgrounds do they come from and even more important what kind of future are they working towards they still has been no clarity and no unity of consensus among the international community in terms of
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where they want this operation to games what is the ultimate in game the defense officials also saying that the number of the strikes that they've been conducting over libya have increased in recent days they say that this is because of surveillance material that they've been receiving and also because of reconnaissance actions they've been taking but they also point to the fact that increasingly more and more of these airstrikes are happening in civilian areas in urban areas where the risk of civilian casualties is that much more gracious and this is raising concerns because here again we're hearing from the libyan government that the number of civilians who are being killed and injured in the international air strikes is increasing meanwhile in the rebel stronghold of pringles the opposition find who have expressed the. problem with gunfire with the north has been gauging the mood in the second largest city to bring us this report . the entire city of benghazi the rebel stronghold in the heart of the lady are all monitoring the situation out there on the front and of course especially around
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the roads that i've got that be swarmed alex but even though that said the rebels have not been able to gain control over the the film the spirits are pretty high and that the opposition does say that they do understand it's not going to be easy cheap ways n.d.p. guy jackie's regime and the see that they're ready. to do whatever it takes in order to achieve that goal the were able to retake control of most of the towns that they did before last you got out these forces just a week ago when we believe in the shootings that every time somebody buys a usual even from saddam a speculation or final defeat out there on the front we can hear gunshots being fired into the air as a sign of applause and a supporter of the revolution the ultimate goal is to get rid of all of them got back to his regime and to establish a new order in the country and the opposition says that this is going to be
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a democratic country in fact they are stressing that they will not a want any third side to call them what sort of a system will be here they want to and they're saying that it's up to be a libyan people to decide what to do with god not the end his family and what kind of a regime they want to hear in the eventually they do see that they are ready to listen to something like coming from the west from germany france and great britain so far it seems that here in the east part of the the country the opposition isn't full control and in fact the rebels are have organized an interim authority body here and they're now dividing responsibility them on one another when it comes to various do years away from the economy industry and police and oil and ed that dress saudi are establishing more control here in this part and once again they're saying that it's only up to the libyan people to decide what to do with the entire
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country after we got that done. or during his first major speech since their strikes on libya stars and frank a promise that the u.s. would line to remove any chance they get out the victory out appears to confirm suspicions that washington has taken five in the civil war something russia says is not sanctioned by the un resolution and even when nato takes challenge that doesn't mean american bombs will stop falling. down has more here is what we heard from president obama is that the u.s. involvement in the game would be limited that the goal is to protect civilians and that the u.s. is happy that nato always taking command of all libyan operations take a listen this transfer from the united states to natal will take place on wednesday going forward the lead in enforcing the no fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners and i am fully confident that our coalition will keep the pressure on gadhafi as remain in force. you know they're
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for the united states will play a supporting role it may seem that the u.s. is taking its hands arms rather off leave you but many experts say in reality this formal transition does not make the u.s. any less involved in fact a pentagon official said friday that even as other nations begin taking a larger role in the international air assault mission in libya the pentagon was considering adding air force gunships and other attack aircraft and we've been nato as well the u.s. is the largest contributing the organization so handing over command to nato does not mean quitting we also have to take into account that's this speech comes amid growing frustration over what the u.s. strategy is the president is clearly on the defensive trying to win over a largely skeptical public poll showing the last four decades americans a disapproval of the military action has never been as high as it is now we believe the intervention the fischel reasoning which is we're there to protect civilians
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doesn't sit well with many because the as why do we choose to put our civilians in libya and not in other places were even worse massacres have been happening and they don't get straightforward answers the answer that president obama gave in his speech also sounded rather vague it's true that america cannot use our military wherever repression of purpose given the costs and risks of intervention we must always measure our interests against the need for action. that cannot be an argument for never entered on behalf of what's right but some of the statements previously made by u.s. officials could suggest an idea as to why leave europe we were a member of hillary clinton saying what the u.s. fears most is levy of becoming some giant somalia somalia means power vacuum chaos and no credible leader to deal with as per se what powers specifically western powers would never let leader which sits on bass the oil reserves become anything like somalia many analysts say the limited of the allied forces with the
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intervention are there to make sure whatever government is formed whoever comes next in power is their next best friend and to make sure that those lucrative oil exploration contracts which are already in place with a number of western companies are secured and possibly even expanded this underlying oil issue is actually echoed in the statements of some of the coalition leaders italians for example accuse the french of being motivated cold by a desire to secure oil contracts with a future leaving government the turks voice certain conditions with nato saying nato should go all in with recognition and acknowledgment that leave you belong to levy has not told the distribution of its underground resources and wealth another interesting point from president obama's speech the united states will use the thirty six replies billion dollars of khadafi frozen assets to provide assistance to the people of leave yet although the president did not say anything about this money being spent on strikes but it made some people wonder whether the u.s. and allies are waging war on could not be on his money. weaving on to developments
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in syria now where also anti-government processed ballots counted in the city of daraa wrong taping to get the president to kickstart long awaited reforms the government's promise grazer freedoms including the left wing of a controversial imagine cboe used to detain dissidents without trial more than one hundred fifty people have been killed in eleven days of fighting and they don't wave on wrath that shaken the regime of president bashar al assad of a government planes power sources like was claimed government ships are responsible for the situation in syria has raised he is another foreign intervention impossible james dennis is a right for middle east politics and security she says although the west is not the need to intervene in syria as a past right it might change its minds. it's bad to predict what's going to happen in the middle east at the moment but i would say that certainly what from what we're hearing from washington and from the europeans there is no appetite for expanding the current intervention that we're seeing in libya i think even in libya
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the americans have been very quick to hand over to to naysay and therefore sort of wash their hands of total responsibility to what will happen next that i had a reference in the was quoted as saying that they still believe that bashar assad is a reformer someone who can potentially i deliver a better syria rather than heading down into civil war which would have huge repercussions for the rest of the middle east bearing in mind syria's keirsey position so i don't see any kind of appetite or presence for western intervention in syria that said syria has a legacy in the main in the eighty's of heavy handed clampdowns on his own sort of civil process and i think if we saw anything like what happens a nice new to hammer the west would be first into being simply because the level of bloodshed but i think once again we're a long way away from that right now certainly libya has a more natural resources in terms of oil and is of course located right in the southern flank all of us and pretty powerful european states syria on the other hand is deeply. intertwined in the middle east peace process relations with israel
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of course it has a longstanding and very complicated relationship with lebanon a country which still has yet to form a government following syria's ally hezbollah sort of bringing down the previous one and of course has links with iraq to i i'm interested in what i've heard from various commentators about the role the saudis and the jordanians have had in print pressure on the americans to sort of back off syria and syria usually isn't easy punchbag the american administration has always been quite happy to have a go at the state's actions and its lack of democracy and freedoms but it is quite interesting actually said americans almost offending bashar assad as a reformer today i think which is a reflection of how incredibly dynamic and fluid the situation is in the middle east at present and i was james that our rice on middle east politics and security issues we've got the latest from libya around the clock on air and online check our regular updates from our correspondents on the spot on our twenty three now and our
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facebook page also find all the latest videos on our huge huge challenge. muscovites traveling. to the devastation of. that's when dozens of commuters were killed or many. stations in the morning rush hour. one of the discussed effects of. a cavity in the morning the second blast happened around this time where you are
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now all people. remember. well there are certainly a lot of commemorative events scheduled for today of course to remember all of those who died loved ones or were injured in the two terrible suicide attacks that walked to the capitol early in the morning exactly one year ago partly due to where we're standing is of course one of those metro stations also in the very heart of the russian capital and dozens were killed and injured here in this very station so throughout the day people will be coming by bringing flowers lighting candles we've already seen some people passing us by with four and six flowers in their hands tulips or carnations whatever they can get not of course is a giveaway in itself but that is exactly where they're heading to lay flowers as a commemoration because officials in russia it is a custom to honor the dead with an amount of flowers and we've seen people passing
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by with those exact flowers just heading into the metro station so a lot of people are of course remembering the terrible events of that day in the fortune of my colleague also look back on that terrible morning. it started off as just an ordinary monday morning should meet three people khamenei all of those had a certain string in his staff you know in the harshness clue into his own little bit little did he realize that annoying to me he would be thrown into just a few minutes later. horrible. as if. you. would need to he had her it was the storage of the worst terrorist attack in the russian capital in six years just before eight am the
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first of two explosions hit the most gruesome killing twenty four people at the crowded. station which lies beneath the had the federal security service forty minutes later the terror trail moved south targeting a station and a crucial city intersection killing twelve noon. eastern time last year with the spaceship aim at eight thirty eight right in the middle of the rush hour work its truck up the back of the train passed commuters trying to get on board it was dark there was no lighting and i just thought people borders and whatever remained of them some of them were stretched on the floor near the metal crane and the sight was horrible it was. just before your eyes and there was nothing that could save them with eight million commuters a free day in moscow subways one of the busiest in the world that's made it
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a terrorist target in the past and on the stage a year ago and wants to be a target months again a twenty year old student leader so this is for herself the true fuses to live in fear today. sometimes i feel something like this i think about this but general i think that we have safe safety now. a year ago tires broad moscow to a standstill by bringing horror to our reading life but if they wanted to destroy people's spirits those goal was certainly know what a chip so to live gold zone and while the terrorists were out to millions both in moscow and across the globe remains it's something people how long to live with. also moscow whatever safety images they can. last twelve months since those attacks are taking place and we see any real changes in terms of security around the city and in the metro system in particular. well we've definitely seen an
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increase in security personnel in all major transport locations such as the a moscow metro system before us today especially we're seeing a lot of police officers outside of the control stations and of course officials have been doing everything possible security officials to bring to justice all those responsible for the moscow metro bombings they have now. issued an international arrest warrant for the man that is believed to have. led and escorted the two female suicide bombers who hours sponsible for the metro suicide attacks of course the anniversary of which is today that man has been issued an arrest international arrest warrant we also know that two people have been arrested in connection with moscow's the terrorist attack or snap in just a few months ago we know that russia's most wanted terrorist or modify actually
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responsibility for both of those attacks and officials have actually charged him and one other militant leader from the north caucasus without responsibility in the airport terrorist attacks so there's definitely a lot of work being done to round up anyone involved pretentiously involved in planning and carrying out these terrorist attacks and of course we've also heard that during this special operation in the russian southern republic of and where two men who were believed also play i have played a role in the moscow. airport bombing we know that seventeen other militants were killed during not special operation two of them are actually believed been working closely with russia's most wanted terrorist and one of them has allegedly since been identified as a very close associate of a martyr for myself so there are already some speculations that will modify
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russia's most. wanted men would be amongst those seventeen killed as a result of a special forces operation in good shape however those speculations have been heard before and until there is a confirmation from the security officials he remains one of the most launches and dangerous men in this country passing many buttholes these companies that are reporting from. japan says the government is now in a maximum state of traces of highly toxic paternity and found in saw oil near the quake hits because she replied the substance is believed to be seeping from nuclear fuel the highly radioactive water has also been. one of the reactor buildings for the first time the government is considering whether to extend the evacuation zone beyond its current perimeter of twenty kilometers fears of a nuclear meltdown began one fourth because she was reactors were severely damaged
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by an earthquake and tsunami two and a half weeks ago traces of radioactivity have been found as far away as china south korea and the u.s. . we're bringing you the latest updates from japan on and online you can always have a home for full coverage of this is the radioactive leak from the fukushima power plant seems to have already crossed the ocean rainwater in the u.s. desiderata chooses tested positive for radioactive element. and found zones of tsunami victims are being hazed to be buried breaking the japanese tradition aboard the ship from they should find out why he took. some international news in brief this is our knowledge at least
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a hundred and ten people have been killed in a series of explosions are bullets making factory in southern yemen the plant which have been seized by militant groups in the process of being looted killing civilians when a cigarette is the white house spot the massive blast he was a government rallies continue in the country with thousands on the streets of the capital sanaa yemen for the western part of the business in question to stand down and face trial. in the ivory coast forces loyal to the internationally recognized president say they're trying to seal the border with life bierria other son or talos troops accuse the incumbent. of importing finances from the neighboring country the goal refuses to step down despite an international consensus because he lost the election to one million people have fled their homes fearing a widespread civil war. arkansas the soldiers have been killed in an apparent
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friendly fire incident the incident took place during an anti militant operation near the border with afghanistan according to an official the soldiers were tellies in machine gun fire when their most of all missed the target mistakenly hit they were in position because on a military force of law and targeted by rebels linked to al qaida and that's how the ban. the nation's business up next with. this is all things business update hello and welcome to the program the price of oil has fallen back with brant slipping below one hundred fifteen dollars a barrel investors have high hopes that believe in or maybe flowing back through
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the pipeline sooner than expected that's after rebels regain control of key all towns and pledged a quick response of output how about richard swanson plans energy agency that may take some time before companies see stable supplies from. everything from get hold of the oil fields and they have some production they now control the ports so they have the infrastructure in theory this could mean that they are capable of exporting oil but there are certainly legal issues around this companies are going to get their i mean libya is still subject to sanctions different sanctions from the united states from the european union from the united nations let's not forget companies are going to be quite wary of who are trading with whom is this all if i void its oil i'm going to get myself in trouble. let's have a look at how the markets are performing azan shares are a little higher than the senate's lot of them are live so narrow losses in early trading as h.s.b.c. holdings and some property developers were hit by wall street's pulled out the other night countering strong gains in coal mines talk here as talks are down hard
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right setbacks and efforts to bring post back to normal and stable situation in libya. the russian markets a start of trading in the red but the aussie is down by zero point two percent on the my six zero point one percent until monday from creech has said metals and mining industry is going to be in the spotlight cheering the trading day are for the home. market is starting to focus on what is a big week for results from metals and mining and industry in particular. you have a will and a patch we go to meet your old carly companies that are reporting results this week so from today the market will start to price in those numbers of people that we're really interested in is the extent to which the high input costs because coal prices are or prices have been very high over the first quarter of the last quarter of last year. marcion billion
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a year in milner they found though the moscow based d.c.t. global investing company has funded a new investment funds the city global two worth several hundred million dollars was formed in conjunction with fellow russian branding i'll show a small note that is mainly funded by western investment funds a new operation will focus on attracting foreign investors and has already put money into social shopping side groupon and is purchasing five percent of the music side it's quite a fight for fifteen million dollars. it's all the business news for now for more join us in the about fifty minutes time.
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