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the a. witnesses in libya saying the situation in bani walid is getting more dangerous with foreign snipers smiled on rooftops and allegations of chemical weapons being used in the besieged town. i am after trashes greece's plan to deal with its massive deficit as the news last line of economic to france celebrates one year in service. and we look at how the two main runners in the
u.s. presidential race plan to deal with the powerful israel lobby and telling anyone wanting to bomb iran. onscreen and online twenty four hours a day seven days a week this is r t and i'm karen tara well gangs of foreign mercenaries reportedly from the gulf states and turkey have joined the assault on bani walid in libya this is according to ali faraj his relatives are trapped inside the besieged town which is traditionally loyal to the country's top old colonel gadhafi regime is currently in egypt and we're discussing his identity over safety concerns. they told something dangerous that. the sniper but as the father and mother not leave maybe if it got out of them to be overwhelmed somewhere else inside the city
and you have the media do it out maybe the snow but you know on the movie you've. done. nobody will do good if you didn't know do today to look if you're going to do a bit of you know and be today to talk of that if you think city bad news day for omaha is to how do i not go to those did everything that we would no family get our knowing somebody tried to come back to almost the militia belief into them and they don't get back at them by witness. the earlier claim by libyan authorities that bali waleed has been captured is being contradicted by witnesses who say the battle is ongoing there are also reports that pro-government militias have chemical stockpiles and use the weapons against civilians more or less from archie's middle
east correspondent paul slayer we continue to hear these reports of wide scale killing of armed gangs and militia looting people's homes and patrolling the streets now we are in contact with one who has family inside the city and he tells us that they tell him that upwards of five hundred people have so far been killed of course we have no way of independently verifying this information we are also in contact with the local journalist who is on the outskirts of the city and we're being told by this person that thousands of people have tried to return to in the confusion over the reports of whether or not the city had fallen now we understand that they have been prevented from going back into the city by these roadblocks that darnley has set up and that soldiers have been firing in the air causing wide scale panic and as a result thousands of people are now stranded on the desert highway now we also continue to hear these reports unconfirmed as of yet that chemical weaponry is
being used reports of phosphorus gas and nerve gas i can confirm that these militias used internationally prohibited weapons they used phosphorous bombs nerve gas we have documented all these in videos recorded the missiles they used on the wire transfers raining down from these missiles many people died without being wounded shot they died as a result of gases the world needs to see who are they targeting other really good doctors men other children women and old men killed his men the prevent the media from getting into bani walid simply because they fear the press might recall their crimes and terrible deeds. the united nations mission in libya says it doesn't have any more information than what it is being told by the government and points out that it is not in the city of bani walid and it cannot add any additional information the director also did not comment in fact refused to comment as to why they were not inside the city now the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov has said that he is not concerned by the fact that the army is inside the city but
rather that moscow is concerned why the situation is happening and what russia wants is for the united nations to provide information in terms of what is really going on in the side now we did ask the united states state department why their story was being ignored in the west and the your answer was that it was not being ignored but followed closely but you just need to take a look at the u.s. state department web site and you'll see there that the last time a bunny while it was mentioned was back at the beginning of this year so of course many questions being asked why is the united states and other powers failing to condemn the excessive use of force in the city in the same time why have they not condemned the human rights abuses that are so clearly taking place there the battle for bani walid has lasted several weeks now but unlike last year's revolution against gadhafi it's yet to capture the attention of the mainstream media author
and journalist neil clark says that's because the current situation in libya is an inconvenient truth for those who back change there. let's think back to february twentieth when we couldn't because the newspaper in the u.k. or us or put on the b.b.c. or c.n.n. without hearing about what was going on in libya a humanitarian disaster let's hold colonel gadhafi forces the killing lots of people there were dangers of a massive massacre in benghazi and because of that we went to war that that was the reason for war and today the situation where is much worse you got a humanitarian catastrophe taken place the number of people killed since needing to be has gone up but by between ten and twenty times we've got massacres going on at the moment and there's silence complete silence here in the u.k. and in the u.s. they got what they want what they wanted they got rid of gadhafi they've got to progress to government in power now in tripoli they've taken control of the oil industry this privatization western corporations moving in and they don't really give a toss to be honest about what's going on about about the human rights abuses the fact that demonstrations are banned throughout the country it's time to move on on
to syria of course. you're provides a platform for revolutionary sentiment in iran after getting rid of alternative options coming up later this hour at london embraces the launch of a new opposition t.v. station that aims to turn capitated iran's government just days after tough on state run broadcast tonight access to the new airwaves. greece apparently stands no chance of meeting its deficit reduction deadlines according to a preliminary report by the international monetary fund's debt inspectors nevertheless they remain i'm told that the write up will recommend more austerity on top of the eighty nine stalled reforms that athens has yet to push through the e.u. leaders are also mulling giving greece a time extension to implement cuts but the timing of it all is symbolic on this day one year ago when a desperate e.u.
agreed on some of its most extreme crisis fighting measures the effects of which as artist maria financial reports have proved somewhat underwhelming. measures approved by european union leaders these day ego were designed to tackle the debt crisis the german chancellor angela merkel described as europe's worst economic crisis since the end of world war two e.u. had spent months hammering this package out in the ventral it was proclaimed in false hopes to first save greece by a right to an all powerful for its that which amounted to that at that time again to one hundred sixty percent of the country's g.d.p. and the second aim of this package was to protect other european countries from this financial instability to put that purpose it was decided to more than double the european union bailout fund also known as european financial stability facility we've been hearing skepticism already than but
a year later it's clear that not only has the crisis is not drawn back but also the european financial climate has more sedentary. more and more countries now joining greece and experiencing financial economic fallout likes a whole to go experts say the raw several reasons behind this fiasco and one of them is some countries squandering in tough economic times they're still continuing to spend too much cash on military sector rather than on social needs and greece is a very good example here of this very bad tendency let's take a look at. the greek people are making their anger towards government spending cuts very clear. one area where greece continues to spend big when it comes to weapons seven billion euros last year alone was spent on defense long running tensions between greece and turkey as cited as the reason greece spends so
much since the one nine hundred seventy four turkish invasion of cyprus athens is spent an estimated two hundred sixteen billion or. considers that it's it's facing a threat from turkey. and that we need to maintain a. credible military force is that threat and one of the key places where greece shops for its defense needs is germany is orders make up around fifteen percent of berlin's arms exports the most in europe despite germany's repeated belt tightening mantra in my point of view there's no justification that greece continues to spend so heavily on military equipment but of course it's export earnings for germany and nato interests and so it's just being done and it's not being talked about so much every once a while the topic pops up it's just being done and politicians in germany are not really questioning it with greeks enduring a dire financial plight with little sign of reprieve is there an element of
hypocrisy in germany calling for cuts while encouraging greece the by its weapons. not all of berlin's elected representatives buying into their gun peddling government's priorities for them social spending cutting is the first thing that comes to their mind for me as a queen the first priority that comes from my wife is cutting and a defense secretary here from two thousand and two until two thousand and six greece was the world's fourth largest importer of weapons even now it's critically biting debt it's in tenth place as a proportion of its national earnings greece spends almost twice as much as any other e.u. member on defense compounded by a less than transparent human process and a reputation for corruption i think there is in the lead in greece both within that all its course fear as well as the. lower below it say of
weaponry that does keep specific percentages and bribe or is it never a single cell of arms these are the people who have gained money in many times often times they have sent back money abroad to swiss bank accounts with former defense minister. singh custody facing charges of stealing government cash it's easy to see why big money for the military gets people riled especially when economists estimate that if greece had cut defense spending over the past decade to similar levels of fellow e.u. states they would have saved around one hundred fifty billion euro more than their last bailout peter oliver r.t. . keep it here on our team we've got more news for you in just a few moments. you can.
nineteen iranian channels have been banned in the countries that's called iran for not tolerating free speech among other things well played lads well played i love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning personally but of censorship doesn't bother me that much because there has always been censorship and there were always be censorship if there are any words or symbols or opinions that could get you bumped off the air or legal trouble in your country the guess what you have censorship sorry to say it but that's how it is i don't mind a country saying that there is something so antithetical to their way of life that it must be banned i'm fine with that that's your business in your country and you should be able to protect your culture and your values but don't lie to me and tell
me that you live censorship free when you don't it's your choice you let your reading channels back on the air or come out of the closet and admit you believe in restricted speech but that's just my opinion. news today violence has once again flared up. these are the images of the world from the streets of canada. showing corporations rule the day to go. he will go into the future. for his solar power this month the moon is the center of our universe the tides of forever while the sun's rays can be fickle innovative
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something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. welcome back to our team with me karen tara while a new iranian opposition t.v. channel has been launched in london the founder of rock hall says his goal is to overthrow overthrow president mahmoud ahmadinejad's you know rival is being embraced in europe for a success for freedom of speech even though teheran itself is denied a voice in the e.u. after nineteen of its state run stations were taken off air arches polly boycott takes up the story. in london we went to the launch of a brand new and very different iranian news channel this studio belongs to t.v.
now from fossey rai translates to freedom and that could give an indication of the political agenda behind the new t.v. station in fact its founder is serve a purpose to the current government he says that he wants to help the rainy and people to capitated the current regime she denies having any financial backing or any seal of approval from international organizations or western governments cannot believe. the british government back. to the regime hold it can be. for the change of dictatorship. they want to put this regime on the news in fact the very emergence of a new oppositional iranian television channel in britain teamed with the involuntary departure of press t.v. from the u.k.
that said some to question whether the brits with all their love of trumpeting free speech and balance are doing so very selectively obviously. very early on the first country in the world that. television news channel there are only. a propaganda channel as it were the one percent does no one in iran even those opposed to it but it even there's a reason we do it islamic theocracy. would support this out t.v. its founders say that they are inspired by events like the arab spring and television channels like al-jazeera and al-arabiya in fact they say that unlike in libya and afghanistan they want to promote political change from within and looks like perhaps because of their oppositional political agenda nobody here is stopping them probably both. london. israel's plans for iran go far beyond banning
or supporting t.v. channels and tell of eve's top ally the united states will have to choose whether to back or block them as art is going to can reports for the next u.s. president it will ultimately be a choice between israel supports and the good of his own people a red line should be drawn right here the line beyond which lies war with iran and many thought benjamin netanyahu is message at the u.n. general assembly this fall was addressed not so much to the international community but to washington netanyahu would like to be able to communicate to the world that . the israelis are ready which he has to attack and that it will be done with the full support of the united states and he's not getting there the tension in the media peaked when president obama practically referred to is world's worst mongering as noise that he's trying to block out any pressure that i feel empowered
to do what's right for the american people and i am going to block out any noise that's out there pledging full and unconditional support for israel is part of any presidential election campaign in the u.s. the possibility of war with iran needs a new dimension to this election season the israelis will attack the iranians they will attack it's just a matter of when so americans must decide which presidential candidate can better manage the situation despite campaign big president obama has thrown allies like israel under the bus the last debate on foreign policy has shown the candidates hold almost identical views on the issue water underscore the the same point the president made which is that if i'm president of states what i'm president of states we will stand with israel what if the prime minister of israel called you on the phone and said are bombers are on the way we're going to bomb iraq. what do you
know bob let's not go into hypotheticals of that nature of our relationship with israel my relationship with the prime minister of israel is such that we would not get a call saying our bombers are on the way when i've sent young men and women into harm's way i always understand that that is the last resort not the first resort of course a military action is the last resort as far as red lines for iran i understand and share this or not you know whose insistence that iran should not obtain a nuclear weapon my red line is iran may not have a nuclear weapon iran is a nuclear nation is unacceptable the united states president obama said exactly the same thing. twenty nine standing ovations to these really prime minister's speech before congress among other things showed just how powerful these really lobby is in washington despite president obama's support of a two state solution for israel and the palestinians his party members that their convention this fall called for moving the capital of israel from tel of the of to
jerusalem it remains evident that there is no daylight between the two parties of israel obama was the guy who gave the impression with his cairo speech and others that he was willing to begin to renegotiate america's policy on you know on israel and palestine but in fact when it came down to hard political realities has backed off but will he back off when israel decides to attack iran whoever is elected as america's next president will have to walk on the same raise the weight which is between this world that is itching to bomb iran and the american people who don't want another costly and devastating war based on phony red lines in washington i'm going to check on. next with business news and russia's economy is set to continue growing faster than most developed nations this year well that's at least according to the european bank for reconstruction and development who says that based. gly next year we will see
a rate of growth of around three point two percent that's something developed countries indeed could only dream of however the anticipation of results could be shadowed by high inflation the idea expected to be official targets and reach six point eight percent by the end of the. prosecutor what's happening on the markets very quickly in asia we are seeing both indices decline that's on the high yen which is hurting exporters and on a low of the oil mining companies of course with the commodities in line samsung is down more than two percent in korea despite the fact that opposed to the very very optimistic results will be food water so what was happening in the united states over the nights and the session there was some wildly positive with the dow and nasdaq gaining around point two percent but apple actually disappointed investors with its earnings forecast for the crucial for water where christmas sales are
expected to come in and specially with the projection of four i've had sales. all right what's next what's happening in the rush on the first day we've had a negative session and the session on friday is supposed to start in around thirty five minutes time given that oil prices around eighty five dollars per barrel expected to see another negative session. and group aims to become the first russian financial corporation to provide retail credits in africa the firm has set up a subsidiary in nigeria that will work in local store chains analysts say the country's retail banking is not developed and could become a golden goose for the russian bank. by coming up next on our two lives of technology update to stay with us. in japan the average height for men is one hundred eighty two centimeters ten
centimeters shorter because of that some employers refused to hire me one of them even told me directly that i was too short to deal with the client's computers already spent three months in this hospital and plans to stay for another four to add the coveted seven santa majors to his stature invented by the famed soviet author p.d. is good for you is there of in the nineteen fifties these frames were initially used to treat fractures in deformities by cutting bones and slowly pulling them up or therefore stimulating tissue regeneration it was out of was able to receive arms and legs and people who thought they were crippled for life be sent to the other patients and in many cases their shattered lives will go when professing designed his first brain using bicycle parts sixty years later he says invention is increasingly being used to help people quite eager to fracture their legs to become a few centimeters taller than the ultimate goal is still the same six thing somebody is lies both literally and figuratively about
a third of patients admitted to the result of center now days seeking syringe refocus medical reasons most of them are men and most are not what you would call vertically challenged professor novick of who operated on many of them says it usually comes down to a man's pride some of the first patient to turn to us with a leg length in the request to meet his fifteen centimeters to be still want to surgery because panos to than him we like to say that we need to break their legs in order to fix their head maybe nothing wrong with them from an orthopedic point of view but there is something psychological that prevents them from living their lives fully being happy and we fix it like lengthening surgeries are banned in many countries and even the out there press. expanse safe in russia the entire course costs eleven thousand dollars about one tenth of the similar package in the united states financial considerations for one of the reasons that brought this washington
state native to western siberia if his main motive for the surgery had to do with how he fared in the auditors in america advertised as one seventy five i was one sixty seven or one sixty eight and so one eight centimeters would have brought me right to average if i just wanted to be average for women height isn't so important you know i think girl can be short and it's not a big deal i think a guy is like expected to be taller just before the operation most this matter a russian girl who found he's a regional hype quite endearing yet he still want to have the surgery adding seven more centimeters to the self-confidence she told me the whole time you're crazy you're normal you're perfect. so now or so they call you so what a compliment for somebody who's used to falling short of his own expectations.
hello and welcome to technology updates with demand so worrying and resources limited the sun could be setting on an outdated era of global energy simply put new alternatives to invoke alternative sources or the best bet going forward energy directly from the sun is often the first thing that comes to mind when people mention solar power however when you really think about it the sun's responsible for far more than just fuelling solar panels. wind farms are an indirect result of the sun's rays as convection currents drive global streams and create the majority of the globe. and in fact there'd be no plants or trees to make biofuels from if
there was no sun to spur on photosynthesis in the first place. as those plants die off and decompose thermal heat and pressure slowly turns those into fossil fuels like coal and oil however there is one source of energy that has no apparent connection to the sun instead the moon is to think for the motion of the ocean that we know is the tides of proximity a much stronger influence than the sun. the moon circles the globe the water closest to it gets cold especially at the equator there's also a smaller bulge on the other side as the earth is literally pulled away from the oceans further from the moon when the sun moon and earth are aligned we get the strongest tides and if you're in the right place at the right time the moon even provides enough energy to title bores funnel incoming water down narrow river ways . in this runs reflect the eternal nature of the moon's tidal power. and the idea of using the tides.