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a new massacre reported in syria however estimates of casualties vary dramatically as the timing of the slaughter just ahead of a briefing to the u.n. security council raises suspicions. and the u.n. general assembly has been tackling the situation in syria with some strong statements made as deportees chief said president assad has lost all legitimacy while russia insisted there be no mandate for syria intervention by the u.n. security council. global political focus shifts to the east through a delicate iranian and afghan issues i discussed in beijing. to meet with the country's leaders. and increased cases of assaults on women in egypt's tahrir square revealed the plight of female protesters whose hopes for democratic change is fading it's going to strive to take a grip on power. around
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the clock around the world international news and comment live from moscow it's being reported that syria has suffered another massacre and they come our province there are however conflicting accounts as to the number of victims with estimates ranging from nine to several dozen it's also unclear who was behind the atrocity as artie's explains from syria you may find some of the images in this report disturbing. there is even more confusion about this latest massacre here in syria than all of the previous ones and a lot of the details of alleged witness accounts and video just don't match so far the most extreme death toll. stands at almost one hundred and this is the figure that's been picked up very quickly by most of the international media immediately after it emerged now the opposition's claim is that government forces
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shelled two peaceful villages in central syria not far from the city of hama and after that allegedly prove. militants went in and they tied people on the sharks that they stabbed and brainstem in an orgy of violence and to support that the opposition posted a number of videos allegedly from this village show when dead bodies but how well these videos contain bodies that by all appearances to. have died yesterday raising many questions on the military and the truth of their positions claims and just where these bodies came from on the other hand the syrian government has a completely different take on what happened. in syria they say they got a call from a local resident asking for help after militants took over the village the army has been stationed in this area they've been reporting beforehand that they are
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preparing for an anti-terrorist operation so after that call they immediately launched this operation and we are receiving right now. reports from official sources in hama that after the army went in they discovered nine bodies of civilians and following the clashes that occurred after that two officers have been killed and five others have been as you can see both sides think there is a child there while witnesses reports just contradict each other about who was responsible and without credible had been. to gauge right now stewart is just simply impossible to establish who was behind this massacre. despite the uncertainties surrounding the hummer killings some western and arab powers have made their own conclusions with some leaders immediately blaming president assad for the atrocity and once again calling for action against his regime. has been following the u.n. general assembly on syria in new york. the united nations secretary-general ban ki
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moon was the first of many to point his finger a syrian president bashar al assad saying that the leader has lost all legitimacy and credibility in addition to that we have heard of comments coming from u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton saying that syria will not be peaceful and toll . bridge counterpart david cameron also called for a concerted action from international powers against syria now western powers have been for months pushing for regime change in syria and as of late pushing and campaigning for security council sanctions on syria now those sanctions as something that china and russia are opposed to frustrate men is coming from russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov who says there will be no mandate for military intervention into syria he says he can personally guarantee it the russian ambassador to the un vitaly churkin also addressed the general assembly saying that
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the international community needs to coordinate its efforts behind the six point peace plan that was put forth by international envoy kofi annan. we feel indignation over the mass killings. it's clear that these are crimes that should be thoroughly investigated but it's also those behind these atrocities i mean to drag syria into a bloody civil war all the efforts to set to the syrian crisis politically now mr anon when he addressed the general assembly said that the international community must find common ground and act as one he said that individual actions or any kind of interventions will not resolve the crisis that the international community must act together but must act very quickly because according to the joint special envoy the violence is escalating there the country's growing even more polarized even more radicalized. kofi annan is just about to brief the u.n.
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security. and so on the situation in syria and that will fall in the session we'll be bringing updates over the next few hours political analyst christopher host of he's been covering events in the arab region says there are strong indications the hama massacre was carried out by terrorists in the terrorists you know called off the peace plan that was a fact the joke they had never kept they have never stuck to it there are terrorists at work very clearly and very clearly this from abroad openly saudi arabia qatar. turkey is involved people you know fighters come over the border from jordan from lebanon from iraq from turkey and that in fact heats up the situation very much and there are kinds of media lies the most recent where we hear that eighty people were killed in the massacre well the same resistance group you know publishing this said a little later that there were just fifty and that it was twenty four this was the
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german radio and in fact the government says it was nine but the killing was done by the terrorists and i think that is believable and the other things are lies the usual lies we hear since the year. one more on the situation in syria on our website including the theory that the timing of the latest reported massacre in hama was no coincidence explore how similar presidents have already been used in the past to justify military intervention in foreign countries bypassing the un for the moment to r.t. dot com. russia's kremlin is back iran's drive for a peaceful atomic program insurance came during central asia regional security summit in beijing spearheaded by russia and china at the event president vladimir putin met with the leaders of afghanistan and iran two nations which often divide opinion in the west. has this report. china for him it's just the place to be because it is probably one of the few places in
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the world where he is not being threatened by sanctions where you can all feel relaxed and smiling we saw the cameras as he was walking inside the building how children relaxed he was definitely putting on him have a lot to talk about because russia plays a very important role in mediating the conflict between iran and the west moreover the timing of this particular meeting in beijing is very important as well because in the middle of june we're expecting a five plus one group of negotiators to meet in moscow to discuss the iranian issue certainly this happens i mean the time when washington does not rule out military action against tehran and constantly keeps slapping iran with different sort of economic and trade sanctions both russia and china support to support the civil nuclear program in iran at the same time they would not support any military nuclear program in this country now as for the meeting with it's also seen as very crucial because russia is now playing a very important role in afghanistan providing one of its military bases in the
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town it will be honest for the native troops to deliver its nonmilitary cargo to afghanistan to help with the u.s. troops from the country by the end of twenty fourteen it's evident to many that the nato war on terror in afghanistan is not working out as it was planned civilians are being killed by terrorists drug trafficking in the still there so russia certainly wants to play a very important role in bringing this country to peace and rule is interested in your thoughts on the stories we're covering here on screen at all t. dot com the website we're asking what you think of the reasons behind russia stepping up its military times we china and let's look at the results so far the response is well the majority of respondents think it's to keep washington's asia pacific ambitions in check seventy percent say moscow wants to ensure regional security is a split between two options to keep tabs on china's growing military might and gain more leverage in the un security. join a vote at all to dot com. it was the birthplace of the
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egyptian revolution but thought his squares reputation is now being tainted by a sinister trend activists say female protesters are being increasingly subjected to violence and sexual abuse alarming incidents that some say reflects a much bigger social and cultural problem the sort of first reports on the plight of egyptian women who fear that instead of freedoms promised by mubarak's fall they may be facing an even darker future. when this egyptian woman was dragged into taria to be exposed and abused by the military men it served as a stark reminder that barrack mice are being toppled but egypt's arab spring has many hurdles to overcome if it's to blossom into a democracy for a conservative culture watching a woman exposed in that way open the floodgates to shocking tales of female protesters subjected to violence and sexual harassment not just at the hands of those they opposed but their fellow revolutionaries as well still we're having
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a small profit on with some men and the streets is that there is still a little bit again as to having women with them side to side in the women played a vital role in egypt's revolution but what the future now holds for women and their rights is far from certain in the life of women actually is what. i'd like my daughter to live. i do less and the same way i live my i do this with no harassment sexual harassment rampant in egypt forcing women to wear conservative clothes and even avoid areas where they might come into close contact with men because of the problems the sexual harassment that a lot of women any to complain about. the metric system has some areas for women only many of the women say that's the. boy some of the men's wondering how. egypt's now facing the prospect of an islamic government that's raising fears over
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what it could mean for women's rights i met with as around one of just eleven female m.p.'s and a member of the muslim brotherhood she's controversially condoned the practice of female circumcision which was banned under the former regime. who agreed the rules of the constitution first. broke the rules for women and women and we will do what is right. these coups to revoke hard won women's rights could risk egypt's new modern democracy becoming a terrifying throwback to the past ages of female oppression now. from. point again which is very frustrating because usually after of russians you feel that you're going to gain the political revolution in egypt maybe in full but the cultural one it seems could be just
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getting started. on. the timeline of the term on in egypt can be found on our website and there's plenty more fully there including. a blaze on a nuclear submarine in miami may make it into the record books as the most costly part caused by a household appliance more r.t. dot com. plus i'd say the stone age artists may have been using animation techniques in a cave drawings creating the impression of moving animals out on our website r.t. dot com. the nicaraguan government is planning to build a thirty billion dollars into oceanic route that's set to challenge the panama canal party's business correspondent daniel bushell brings us the details united states is the law and show of trade between the atlantic and pacific oceans ever
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since it opened the panama canal but no real show plans to build a deeper void a rival through. that's britain's the hugely profitable existing route as traders increasingly go for join ships that are too big for the existing canal but russia may not get the contract the project director says china japan and venezuela also have to form the thirty billion dollar plan will have all the business news just off the twenty past the hour the new bushel there in the e.u. debt crisis is meant big business for italy's maffia which has been described as the country's number one lender by an italian anti corruption group struggling businesses a boring money from criminal organizations to keep afloat as banks restrict lending during the crisis economics expert alberto min gardy says the government's policy is a partly to blame for the matthew boom. beginning of march. on the economy is particularly strong now because march is cash when you go when people small
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businesses particularly in the south and the center of the country running short of cash and have some kind of a market because they work for years to buy protection from a few that you made to invest capital and they may go into the black sector for getting money not get out to show the banking sector this is very troubles and it's a very brutal form that should kill our government we need. to fix some of the problems that are troubling details in the commune particularly we need to reduce there's more money available to child abuse this is more legitimate money coming out of cash and not coming out miles you're not going to see. a lot of the skies that will be looking at the u.k.'s efforts to snare economic fraudsters amid the financial crisis. met police launch war and economic crime
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the metropolitan police in the u.k. are going to go after them in the last twelve months the police have seized over fifteen million pounds in cash from the small time economic fraud stairs while they got it backwards as the federal. couple centuries ago alluding at the top began saluting at the bottom if you want to get around to looking at the bottom there are looting at the top which means get ready camera and get rid of as born and get rid of mervyn king its all that happens expect more looting at the bottom and more on the zombie apocalypse. the guys report throughout the day here on r.t. as the european financial rollercoaster continues to bring down economies and governments some smaller political parties are getting their moment in the spotlight the pirate party in germany has seen a surge in popularity as people abandon more traditional fits not easy going to
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spin off assesses the political ambitions. it may seem like a hollow convention but don't let these outfits for you this is the annual conference of the pirate party of germany only three years ago it had just about one thousand members and now there are almost thirty thousand and with deputies in the three local pullman's including in berlin paris or hijacking their way into mainstream politics parents have become more beautiful landscape in germany that a lot of parties have to take and you already see that are people reacting to the party success story started in local elections last september when they surprisingly won newly named percent of votes now according to opinion polls the party would capture up to thirteen percent of votes across germany if the election to the national parliament was held today the pirates are a newcomer within the party system they produce caughan off policy making people
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didn't expect from a traditional party. and political communication and they are kind of a platform for the crans part of political protest. the bars are all about participation and transparency allowing all members to take part in discussions online and it doesn't seem to matter that so far leave only submitted to me to political motions and school spy ware until cancer valence or that their favorite meeting spot is a bar in berlin they don't have a stance on foreign affairs or the financial crisis and have already made a few mistakes along the way with one senior member comparing their success to the first years of hitler's nazis though he quickly apologized we don't take ourselves so seriously we're not as punk person as other politicians are we we know that we're human and we we make mistakes and accept that make mistakes and therefore we
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have no problems with a. ok sorry i was wrong germany's national election is planned for next year and the point it's all ready for battle just like organizations the pirate party of germany is going through its own case of growing pains but its popularity and flyers are on the rise and it could be a time for mean stream politicians to watch out for the new kids on the block of r.t. germany come up to twenty minutes past the hour here in the russian capital some other news making headlines across the world now in our world update greek prosecutors have ordered the arrest of a member of parliament for his attack on two female leftwing deputies during a live t.v. debate. through a glass of water in the face of an m.p. after she brought up his alleged involvement in a mugging case five years ago television debate came ahead of the country's parliamentary election in ten days from now. hundreds of workers have rotted at the
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chinese factory folks com which produces apple devices with dozens of protesters detained employees clashed with security guards following reports of an attempted theft the manufacture previously came under fire for forcing staff to work excessively long hours for low salaries. the pretrial hearing for the bradley manning case is taking place at fort meade twenty four year old manning is accused of aiding the enemy by publishing hundreds of classified u.s. cables on the whistle blowing web site wiki leaks the defense plans to call several u.s. state department workers to assess the damage done to american foreign relations by the disclosures. the civilian death toll continues to rise in afghanistan with dozens of lives lost in the last forty eight hours local officials say eighteen civilians died at a wedding ceremony when nato forces launched an air raid on the village in the country's east an ant's commanders deny the report claiming they only hit taliban fighters on the same day three suicide bombers targeted the market outside a sprawling nato base in kandahar killing twenty two people in this ng i'm jealous
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of porter says nato is activity in afghanistan is only adding to the civilian death toll. you know this whole problem of u.s. and nato military operations both airstrikes and mate raids are yours a situation that has caused enormous opposition from the population particularly the southern afghanistan around the. region of the country to increasingly oppose the presence of u.s. and nato forces in fact if you look at the chairs of the casualty figures for civilians and you compare them with the level of foreign troops operating in afghanistan you can see that there is a direct correlation between the two and because of that the reason for the correlation is obvious that the more u.s. and nato forces particularly u.s.
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military forces are active in a particular area the more civilians are going to be caught up in several of the exact opposite is really the reality of the united states could ever protect the civilians. time for business there is daniel business news and daniel spain's credit rating has just been slashed to near junk status just a few moments ago fitch cut madrid three notches to triple b. the agency warned also spain's banks need between fifty and one hundred billion euro to cover property loans has lost a quarter of its value this year already unlike germany's dax which is up for twenty twelve should the euro crisis calais ben bernanke said today the federal reserve stands ready to shore up america's financial system wall street is slightly higher on the news as had another green day after the state v.v. pledged to buy up shares on the r t s m i six overall moscow has been one of the
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world's worst performing indices this year ruble also again versus the euro and dollar after the central bank promised to prop up russia's currency but this storm clouds on the horizon for energy based economies like russia after the bank of america said oh prices are almost whole if greece quits the euro which are traders call increasingly likely the report as the breakup of the single currency will bring a prolonged global recession crude tumbling in the last slip on the one hundred dollars a barrel for the first time in four years beijing has cut interest rates it hopes the new six point three one percent rate will get people spending rather than saving and kick start growth g.d.p. set to rise just seven percent in the second quarter of this year the most states would be celebrating but that's a low by recent chinese standards also it is fear of risk if double digit rises don't continue similar problems for russia is trying to boost growth by selling off the state's biggest companies joined. and all major was enough to go under the
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hammer from september jacob from morgan stanley russia says investors should jump at the chance. these are some of the great companies russia that are being privatized spared bank and obviously the two largest banks rosneft is the largest oil company and you have a number of excellent infrastructure assets including. a mere airport largest airport in the country particular when combined with the nuke of a twenty five percent of russian railways a number of poor. and so i think that any serious investor will want to take a good hard look at these assets whether they're russian or foreign. goes also it's ramping up cooperation with america's. new economic school says all that makes it an extremely strong investment. i think it's a very good sign that the government today decided that they should be private but i think it's it's a step in that i did actually there is no reason why it should be
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a government owned company it works in a competitive sector it's not an infrastructure needs another defense company should be privatized but i would still wait until the big deal because we're here that so many times and we've not seen privatization happening yet but it's a very good sign that it's been on the us and europe today all the news of interviews all of the websites thanks a lot daniel daniel a little later here in r.t. we're just a few minutes. well it's time for the bankers to take cover which can only mean it's the cause a report that's just off an updated headlines don't go away. wealthy
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