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we believe in capital tripoli remained defiant in the face of the almost daily nato airstrikes and fuel shortages that are paralyzing life in the city. also you rangers and most important diplomatic and security organizations and meeting they haven't found competent or not. all of us on the east who are members of the shanghai cooperation organization including russia are getting ready to review ten years of collaboration and draw up a blueprint for the future from because our capital and to us are still here jointly in a few minutes for the details. the u.s. presses ahead with a drone base to attack militants in yemen despite the use of the unmanned aircraft are being blamed for the deaths of hundreds of civilians in afghanistan and pakistan.
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news from russia and around the world this is r.t. with me us are probably all over thanks for joining us another day of fierce battles in libya has left twenty four rebels dead and twenty eight others wounded nato forces are continuing to tighten their grip on colonel gadhafi stronghold tripoli civilians in the capital live in constant fear of being killed and now a petrol shortage is making their lives even more difficult. for notion of reports nature's actions aimed at protecting civilians have succeeded only in stoking people's anger. it's may have some of the largest oil reserves on the planet but these days labor is also god some of the longest queues at his pastoral stations the international sanctions imposed on them battled colonels regime did not include a few and. but nato is targeting. if suspected the fuel might be used by gadhafi as
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military forces with roads closed factories at a stop and foreign workers long since gone from the war stricken country is facing its worst energy crisis ever the new reality is ordinarily been drivers now spend vast amounts of time queuing for few months ago this became a common theme. in the country people have been lining up to fill up their cars even days but this line is a little different compared to the gas station at the end of life here is given only a marker is a university student and has volunteered here to help organize the process she stamps a few russian books which allow individuals thirty five liters a week she believes it's a great idea to have women only stations. women have too many things to do they don't fight each other world queuing and never shoot into the year is men
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often do so we're able to serve up to nine hundred cars were day old enough to look at. this line is long but others are ruben longer still cheaper than water here just a few cents for a litter it's just that is often in short supply. if there is no few we have to give our cars and return reentry appears that could be days. when only gas stations is one of many innovations supposed to ease people's lives in a country in cares there are also special problems for ambulances and police cars. but the needle surrounded us but we should move on we try to do our best to help people get by if we give up will die a lot of those seeking to oust colonel gadhafi may have been hoping the hardships will incite people to rise up against their leader but instead it only seems to be fueling people's. hatred towards what they feel is western imperialists. and they
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do damaged our city destroyed our lives they told us they want to save people is there a way to seize the people tell me this is just a crime. while the warring sides try to find a way out of months of devastating conflict ordinary people are looking for a way to produce leave the everyday lives dreaming about times when these nightmare would be with a distant memory. r t tripoli. violence is still raging in syria forcing the u.s. to mount pressure on damascus to halt its crackdown on protests with the white house strongly condemning president assad's actions government troops are reportedly pushing rebel forces further from the northern town of sugar after taking full control of the area that violence has sent another wave of civilians fleeing towards the turkish border according to human rights groups at least
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fourteen hundred people have been killed since the beginning of the crackdown in mid march and some ten thousand detained meanwhile britain and france are pushing for a draft u.n. resolution but russia and china who oppose any attempts to intervene in the syrian conflict have said they won't be moved and investigative journalists this time going to suck says the u.s. is using the opportunity to weaken the regime. well it appears that both russia and china are going to show that there will be no un security council resolution but even i think even if even if one would have been passed i don't think would have much credibility you see the problem is that the those who support the syrian regime and the syrian government can point to. a very simple fact that is there be many un resolutions for the middle east and they've always been ignored when they apply to israel and also other people say well yes today it will be this resolution but to have any impact tomorrow they'll strengthen it on the day after that it will be even stronger and so you get an incremental move towards some kind of military
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intervention so people i think are very very suspicious of the reasoning behind the resolution if it falls in the same way as it did in iraq that is foreign intervention destroying the country then you can see plunging into. into a kind of civil war that we saw in lebanon but on a much bigger scale pitting christian against muslim and allowing gays and so on although all the religious sects against each other i think the u.s. and syria always had relations syria was on the list of countries that supported terrorism has had sanctions over the years so i don't think there's anything on the hand about i think it's quite straightforward. to a certain extent the u.s. would like to see would like to take the opportunity to be able to kind of we can. weaken the regime. this is the country they sound as we go where few have the full . rough and deep seas to reach to the board some of the largest blame in western
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europe watch our tears exclusive coverage of the lake geneva in switzerland. while civil rights in question as thousands of egyptians face trial and the interim military leadership. heads of state from some of the key power players are descending on cousin stunt for an annual summit of the shanghai cooperation organization founded ten years ago the as as c.e.o. brings together countries including russia and china but others are also invited such as iran and afghanistan to work and common threats and challenges tessa r.c. lays in the current account for us they are going to be reflective to begin with they're going to look back at the past ten years look at that collaboration the cooperation and see if they've actually achieved something they want to assess that and then come up with objectives you objectives for the future now the six member states including of course china russia will kick off the summit to morrow that's
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wednesday and joining them will be the heads of state of iran india and pakistan that have observer status here at the summit now it's interesting because all three of them do want to become full members but there are some hurdles to be overcome in iran's case for example it has un sanctions against it and the c.e.o. is looking forward to adopting a u.n. resolution improving the relationship between the u.s. and d.s.t.o. having more cooperation so this could be an obstacle but nevertheless iran is here as an observer and they are also involved in the dialogue afghanistan is also here but if you want to send is here as a guest of the c.e.o. however afghanistan has also applied for an observer status they were saying that at the end of this summit it is expected that they will come up with a decision whether or not of ghana's side will indeed become an observer it is an important part of this region to be. do want to talk about post nato afghanistan what is the future of after the nato forces do withdraw in the future and this ability of that country of course is essential to the stability of the region for
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this specific summit they do want to give ample time to economic and financial issues they do want to come up with a special account so to speak now china for its part has already given ten billion dollars committed ten billion dollars for member nations should they ever need it this is by no means to try to compete with other groupings of the world they want to be a part of the global dialogue and that is exactly what they're going to try to come up with one voice relation regard to the issues that are affecting the world today especially what's happening in the middle east and north africa and of course let's not forget. it's interesting to see what bilateral agreements will come out of the summit on wednesday this. time drones against al qaeda militants in yemen. it's concerned militants who are exploiting unrest in the country to seize turns in the southern part of the country and report. the decision to task the cia with chasing down al qaida in yemen marks
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a major escalation of america's covert war in yemen which is not really covert it's one of the on an undeclared wars that the u.s. is waging against terror but up to this day in yemen it's been the u.s. military that was running the show that was carrying out the drone strikes sort of in cooperation with the yemeni counterterrorism units but now and get the power vacuum and all the political turmoil in yemen the cooperation is falling apart and according to u.s. officials because the cia operates under a different legal authorities then the military the cia will have quote greater latitude to carry out strikes no matter what the political climate there greater latitude in other words they don't have to ask anybody's permission to go on the country the yemeni leader who is now out of the country after months of violent popular revolt against him and his government for many years had been supported by the u.s. in exchange for letting americans go after al qaida in yemen as we could makes cable showed often taking credit for the u.s.
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drone strike we have to remember that scores of civilians were killed in those strikes so the support of the yemeni authorities was much needed for the u.s. to carry on with the operation on the other hand the government of alley abdul hadi abdulla salah who'd been in power for some thirty years was so unpopular in recent years among the people of yemen that many analysts say it was only due to the u.s. support that salah had stayed in power for so long before years sally needed the u.s. and the u.s. that is solid but now with a political turmoil there the u.s. shows they will continue to bomb yemen whether or not they have to permission to do so from actually the people of the country pakistan is one example of popular revolt against the cia drone strike thousands of civilians were killed by the u.s. drone drone attacks and no one was held responsible for that even though the pakistani parliament. is demanded to stop the strike the country's leadership continues to allow the americans to carry out the operations although the pakistani
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leadership criticizes the killing of civilians but they do little to stop it many analysts say their support for the bombings will continue as long as they continue to receive billions of dollars from washington people there are furious in one year the u.s. u.s. drone killed seven hundred civilians in pakistan but they netted only five actual militant leaders numbers that some experts are giving more gruesome form achieve counterinsurgency strategist with the u.s. state department has estimated that drone attacks kill fifty nine targeted persons for each intended target nonetheless we now see the rapid expansion of the cia drone war around seven thousand people have been arrested by egypt's military rulers since the end of the country's revolution in february the interim leadership has promised to review the military trials of civilians and says it will increase the powers of civil courts how about healing vibes forged dogs are skeptical saying
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not much has changed since president mubarak stepped down executive director of advancing human rights activist david keyes says his organization also found evidence of torture. some have been jailed simply for criticizing the government others have been brought up on spirits charges of quote unquote insulting the military but increasingly and certainly given the incredible high number of detentions detentions of civilians not tensions of people who have. tried to undermine the regime but people simply criticizing the military this is a very dangerous trend egyptian dissidents and bloggers who were imprisoned in military prisons and they describe incredible torture they describe electrocution they describe waterboarding they describe regular beatings and this was the egyptian military that stood behind mubarak until the last minute so while there have been gains and we hope that egypt has a brighter future ahead of it there are still many many challenges that it still
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has to overcome if egypt is going to move towards democracy and liberalism and openness in the west in fact has a very important role to play. and come and russell transcript from the voice of russia radio station hopes that the majority of the prisoners will be released this is a very transitional period so we can you know you have to expect that some of these things are going to happen doesn't mean we have to allow them one of the first things that the new we like the government is going to have to work out and one of the things that the egyptian people are going to have to demand. basically you know they go through those seven thousand cases on a case by case review send them to civilian court and honestly my guess is you would see maybe even the majority of them found to just not even be worth the trial because you know they were sent to you know high sentences with highly questionable evidence and for minor crimes. unless there check some other stories from around the world and the time from the government compound just north of baghdad has left
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nine people dead and seventeen injured to come bombs went off outside the building during a weekly provincial council meeting in coober the blast cleared the way for a suicide bombers to enter the compound causing two further explosions. the japanese company has approved a plan to help the operator of the fukushima nuclear plant to pay billions of dollars in compensation to victims of the disaster tepco will now receive government subsidies as well as contributions from the private sector that funds been waiting for official approval to begin making payments to those affected that your pennies parliament has been critical to the way tepco has dealt with the crisis triggered by an earthquake and tsunami three months ago. the international monetary fund has a shortlist it took candidates to lead the board french finance minister christine legarde and mexican central baghdad chief augustan carstens world pointed out for the top position but have strong credentials but lagarde is seen as the favorite as
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she is gaining major support when it comes after the resignation of dominic strauss kahn who quit amid a sex scandal the hotly. tested race to succeed him well and later this month. st peters about court has sentenced a local new no c. group leader alex a revolt in his accomplices are preparing to life in prison ruling that they pose an exceptional threat to society other members of the group received penalties raging from suspended sentences to eighteen years in prison the gang members were convicted of hate crimes including murders and illegally possessing weapons responsible for staging eight times on foreign students and killing citizens of senegal north korea and is because stan they will say that turns into high security prisons the founder of the new nasa gang dmitri were of a cold was killed in a standoff with police in two thousand and six their authority say the gang has been active for eight years. well there are plenty of other stories waiting for you
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on our website at all to go including why egypt's interim government is risking its economic ties with a girl and you can see it is cutting of gas supplies to the church state find out about this and other stories. in the plants nato war games and a u.s. warship in the black sea causes concern in moscow as plans for a missile defense shield come to the. they've exploded with the waters of the take and arctic and plunged down to look at the tide turning now for the first time russian submarines have plumbed the depths of switzerland's lake geneva a mere one and two and also test just how clean the water trunk by thousands of
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swiss and french every day really is. a crew embark on that training to thirty. for the first time ever two russian deep sea subs the legendary meters have made it to the bore some of switzerland's a lot just bored water to gain a better idea about its job can to maintain levels of lake geneva within the next two months research shows from russia switzerland germany france and the united states will carry out physical chemical micro biological experiments given that lake geneva is the main source of potable water in the region well the mirror submersibles were used to call in siberia we also reached the border all ocean in two thousand and seven and baghdad part of the russian expedition presidential envoy to the north and south poles. planted a titanium capsule on the optic ocean floor to symbolically claim what could be
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vost amateur reserves beneath the sea and again this time a capsule of the russian joe graphical society was blown to on the lake geneva in a seventy second year russia's number one poll amounts that he was willing to take to the depths once again. as a politician i feel it's better to me. and one of the participants of today's comes from a renowned family which actually invented. hello mr pickard old you tell us more about your father grandfather. grandfather or. first first ride to the stratosphere. with a pressurized cabin that he had to bend and then he invented about this cave to this spot in the ocean he built it with my father and then my father in one thousand sixty together with don walsh who is whether the greatest friends of my family he gave me the deepest dives to the absolute bottom of the ocean eleven
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thousand meters in the married us trench so i know my father has passed away and we did the dive you know do you other day in the lake of geneva so that was really great i don't know that you took part in a legend rick's position in the first dive in the marianna trench tell us what does the wolves look like from the balls from from down there different inner space is another planet. and we saw another spaceship while we were down there trying it the other mir submersible coming out of the dark with the lights on just like a hollywood movie you know getting closer and closer and to spaceships meeting at the bottom of the sea. you're tight on a bike with a recount of the top stories in about ten minutes time from now and as nato steps up its strikes on the libyan capital to ask congresswoman and presidential candidate saying fianna caney is in the country to see for herself as
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a coping with the onslaught expressed doubts about whether nato is forming international hane to use up next three. former congresswoman and u.s. presidential candidate cynthia mckinney has been in libya working with a non-governmental fact finding mission for ten days already she's here at private expense as are the other members of her team to establish real evidence based facts
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on the reality of life in tripoli and made mates of bombardments and civil war she joins me now thank you very much cynthia thank you for having me well why is fact finding necessary in tripoli i can't remember who it was that said that truth is the first casualty of war but we in the united states are very well aware that the our country went to war against iraq and encourage the entire world to gold to war with that against iraq nine hundred thirty five times the bush administration lied to the american people in the international community about the reasons for going into iraq and then after the deed was done we had our deputy secretary of defense say well you know we were in a room and we were just trying to figure out which law of the american people would
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buy so we settled upon weapons of mass destruction and. just like that the international community was drawn into a war that has completely decimated destroyed an entire country the country of iraq so now when our government says that they have a responsibility to bomb people in order to save them i think it's important for the american people to understand what the truth is you've mentioned iraq so you do think liebig could be like second iraq. what i think is libya could become somalia one in the reaction of the people to. the possibility of foreign ground troops here i don't think that is going to be anything that is welcome by anything anyone other
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than the libyan nato allies who are called the rebels who have been here for a while already so what have you seen what concerns me is that we have reports that depleted uranium is being used we know that there are the missiles that are coming down the bunker buster bombs that are being used depleted uranium is being used here then everything that we see in brief is contaminated one of these reports come from actually a member of parliament in the united kingdom was the first person who mentioned the possible nato use of depleted uranium that i am aware of and at since that time i have spoken with some experts scientists scientists who are familiar with the telltale signs of depleted uranium use one is how the particulate matter
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tastes in your mouth if there is a metallic. based on of course since i've been here in the been a lot lot of bombings i have asked around about the metallic taste one of the persons that i brought with me is an attorney and i asked him he specifically said yes. that he had a metallic taste in his mouth i have not spoken to libyan scientists who have officially confirmed that but of course if we look at nato and their choice of weaponry we know that nato is used depleted uranium where in eastern europe they've used it in afghanistan they are probably using it in pakistan and why would they not use it here what will your conclusions be my conclusions will be merely the truth as i see it and of course i just have spoken with the dean of
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political science at the university also known as nasser university where two out of tory m.p.'s were bombed now while he is nato bombing universities why of a bombing compounds where people gathered to express their joy and love and concern for their leader i don't know why nato is choosing these targets but these are civilian targets and when civilian targets are bombed we have criminal activity . in tripoli yes we've also been to. spittle and there we were able to speak with people and see their wounds now i was able to see the wounds of the people and they looked very similar to the wounds of the. experience dime weapons that's a dis inert metallic. weapon that was used in
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gaza now we've heard this mask. vod means from a distance but what kind of a fact are you having on the civilian population this is another aspect of the nato operation and i'd like to stress this idea of collective punishment because of course we've heard of collective punishment in the context of israel and its treatment of the palestinians but what we are seeing here is a kind of collective punishment as well where nato is preventing. shipments a few all and food and medicine to come in they have been efforts to actually get medicine into the country that have been denied by may tell thank you very much . for being with us.
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