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i am. i am. i am the man i am. the sale season gets underway in the u.k. but despite the very british items up for grabs a massive slice of the profits goes straight into the hands of foreign owned companies. as a once feared a rainy and terrorist organization gets backing from washington reporter from tehran on why many that believe little has really trained within the group.
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and defying international junctions isro continues to push for widespread settlement expansion of insecurity and occupied territories in retaliation to the palestinians a recent one status upgrade. international news live for most this is aussie with me hugh national profile of a hello and welcome to the program they say all season is under way in the u.k. where millions of people are still indulging themselves with some festive holiday shopping but little do they know that much of the money they thought they were spending on iconic british products actually goes straight into the pockets of foreign owners his point parker has a story. proud to be british brits interests alike often pay for their
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quintessentially british experience says unaware that they're run by foreign companies harrods the dorchester hotel and even the queen's grocer fortnum and mason keeping the fortnum and mason is a british store. is it not. it's been here for ages so i assumed it was wholly owned by british people no nevermind everything's ok now you know the reason that things are getting. almost half the companies in the u.k. and now in foreign hands the coalition government in britain likes to talk about the march of the makers have a march of the makers if we're selling of all that is good household names like boots the chemist cadbury's chocolate and weetabix cereal have all been gobbled up by foreign corporations your traditional bacon butty hardly imaginable without h.p. source the name stands for houses of parliament the label even has westminster on
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it but the white house might be more fitting h.p. now belongs to heinz and as you're spreading your hartley's jam or your son packed peanut butter over your morning toast you might be surprised to learn that these british brands were just bought up by another american company in fact even thames water which comes out of every single tap in and around london now belongs to an australian company advocates of foreign takeovers say they inject much needed cash into the british economy recently with premier foods not only selling off. pickle selling off. some butter and also closing down some of their home manufacturing and you know it's interesting what's the reaction a great use for investors although it is bleak news just before christmas. as for the workforce two years ago kraft the u.s.
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food giant swallowed up cad police chocolate it was a hostile takeover they slashed four hundred jobs and moved production to poland in the process but there are those that say that the loss of sweets is the least of britain's problems and the loss of control over ports to in this country and around the world where we have a huge network of of good international ports i think is a very serious matter the loss of control over our airports the loss of control particularly over our energy companies which means decisions about our energy could control and supply and that made in london there maybe in paris and in berlin or overseas tax havens such as in switzerland when companies take over they often move their headquarters away from the u.k. or look for better advantages in terms of the tax system a good example of that was boots the chemist which was a company with a head office in nottingham for one hundred sixty one years and moved in switzerland where we had revenues of around eighty nine million pounds in
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corporation tax and they reduced that to nine million so burden is then placed on the u.k. tax payer increases i think in terms of the eighty or other forms of taxation it has to be found and we're the ones paying for it other nations government scrutinize every overseas bed france for example argues that it's in their national interest to prevent key technologies falling into foreign hands so while it's often difficult for a british company to buy abroad over thirty billion pounds worth of domestic companies made their way into foreign hands last year last month westminster said that it wouldn't change any laws but would take a greater interest in foreign acquisitions the only thing is by the time they get around to it there might be nothing left to sell poly boy art see london. iran's tough times as an international outcast could become even tougher what has
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removed a notorious iranian militant group the k. from its tower block list has now given them the title opposition exile washington claims it's because the group hasn't committed that terrorist threat of a decade and also a place for regime change in the country and maria explains why some iranians are wary of. mohammed shows me his box of handmade treasures earrings pendens all made from stone the only material he could find in the prison yard. michel martin this is how we killed time and the pain from torture and hunger i still get headaches when i remember this time from valley iranian soldier mohammad spent eighteen years in an iraqi jail during the nineteen eighties iran iraq war he says he would have been freed earlier if he joined the ek the mujahideen it helped to realize the militant revolutionary group was fighting iran in authority on the side of saddam hussein and recruiting new members
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a month prisoners but mohamed refused. they were terrorists killing innocent people i couldn't have anything to do with them i betray my country then the group indeed had a very gory history in the one nine hundred sixty s. it started a bombing campaign against iran's shar and his allies they were linked to the killing of american citizens and welcomed the u.s. embassy siege in tehran openly calling for the execution of the hostages. the terror continued after these lawmakers evolution with the association of the country's president prime minister along with many politicians and clerics with generous support from hussein it fought hard in iran as well as saddam's enemies inside iraq in one nine hundred ninety seven m. a k. joined america's least of terrorist organizations along with al qaeda and hamas and was cited in arguments for the invasion of iraq today iran iraq still view ek as terrorist group but america's position has now flipped me kate as
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a ranch democratic all this is just part of the large scale and successful lobby to get and make a off the terror least among backers former white house officials army generals and cia chiefs extremely disturbing this is a this is this at the time was a terrorist group they were supposed to be paying officials and moving money around and yet somebody was turning a blind eye to that campaign i think that potentially is going to have an influence on the u.s. policy towards iran and could get us into a very dangerous position as far as potentially going to war with iraq iranian officials second that saying we came a place similar role that america back to position forces played in regime change in libya and in the current conflict in syria. main support of beasts to reduce groups or counters because they use from that through to through political means. new yorker reporter in his article
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called our men iran reveals how members of any case were trained by america's joint special operations command in a camp in nevada. this is part of an anteroom policy sanctions on iran a strong but they don't seem to work very well america started using inside agents to destabilize the country and they're using terrorism as a tool and out of those question about ties between israel and iran according to america's n.b.c. network and named u.s. officials confirmed and make a was involved in the assassination of a number of iranian nuclear scientists backed by israeli intelligence service my son by israel secret service this quaint tehran is named after the terrorists a man iranian nuclear scientist killed in his own car this area known as been job is a very poor and vibrant place many people pass through here while heading to the mountains resort how to fight the here on an ideal location to remind people about something that shouldn't be forgotten or forgiven. mohammed says and make
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a we could now used as a democratic alternative to reign in authorities feel surreal to him that. nothing's changed they are terrorist tactics may be changed but still the west uses it to get information to get what they want. and the terrorists he says is likely to keep his brutal ways too. from iran flying in the face of international criticism israel has announced plans to build more settlement homes in occupied east jerusalem it brings the total number of settlements approved in the last few weeks to five and a half thousand that is hells now from. what we're witnessing is that israel is continuing with its expansion of settlements and this new announcement is that it has approved the building of some one thousand two hundred new secure homes which is a neighborhood in east jerusalem across the green line it comes less than
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a month after israel's controversial statement that it was planning to build in the one corridor all which links jerusalem to the west bank and this is a real line for many states and certainly we've witnessed that kind of criticism and condemnation from the international community since the palestinians went to the united nations several weeks ago for upgraded statehood there have been some five and a half thousand new safe homes announced in terms of what the israelis were building israel has undergone as i say strong international criticism for these announcements with many in the international community voicing their intense displeasure at these actions by the jewish state in fact the israel's closest ally which is the united states in a rare and blunt move say that israel was engaging in to quote a pattern of provocative action by continuing with settlement expansion this plan is the domestically the kind of statements that the israeli prime minister benjamin
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netanyahu is making with his proposal and plan to go ahead with the settlement building is current favorite among the israeli left certainly he is appealing to right wing voters and according to all the polls he is likely to win in the next parliamentary election at the same time netanyahu has largely rebuffed the criticism from the international community saying that use of them is the eternal capital of the state of israel and will continue to bobet. this parliamentary elections are fast approaching some experts say there's going to be much more talk about the settlements. settlements is definitely within the vocabulary of talking into the center right voters so i believe that between now and twenty second of january we will see only elevation of the discourse from the prime minister and around on the issue of settlements i hope that those will stay only messages which are connected to elections and not to the ality and practices on the ground of the
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five hundred thousand to being divided at all two hundred thousand titles within jerusalem and there is a total agreement with the palestinian side in the negotiations in the past that all the two hundred will stay inside is why we really delineate the borders of jerusalem then we have the three hundred thousand in the west bank those approximately two hundred thousand out of them which are living close that just sent to the green line would become part of israel within the exchange of territories and there is a minority of for fox immensely eighty to one hundred thousand israelis which will have to be evacuated as happened in two thousand and five with our previous government offered and shown in which israel evacuated approximately ten thousand which was just a good example for the fact that we can make it so if between us and peace will be standing one hundred thousand israelis which will have to go over and be accepted and will be hired by israel and we compensated etc i believe that this is something
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which goes with the national interest of the majority of israelis. on the way for you egypt gets a new constitution nearly two years after the toppling of mubarak but not everyone's cup it would be a child's time on the prospects it holds for the country's future we'll break down the contrasts in just a few minutes. he takes you for an up close and personal look at this said party us presidential debates usually sidelined by the mainstream media and all special and of yet feature that and much more right. to speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on all t.v. reporting from the world talks about six of v.i.p.'s interviews intriguing story to
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welcome back you will not to some other news making headlines around the world plane carrying high ranking move triphasic now has crashed in southern kazakhstan killing all twenty seven people on board the military aircraft was on route from the capital astana and came down twenty kilometers from his destination near the city of shame tend local media reports the pilots were trying to make an emergency landing an investigation into the crash has been dogged. at least seventeen people have reportedly been killed in fighting near an oil pipeline in yemen the violence broke out when the army bhagwan as trikes attempted to secure the oil rig and repair the damage caused by local militants last month the country's pipelines are often by islamist fighters causing fuel shortages sloshing export earnings. so the syrian rebels claim to have seized a small town near the turkish border government forces surrendered after weeks of
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heavy fighting opposition fighters analysable to be in control of large parts of the north of the country after seizing three major military bases is now underway on a full. assad has killed three people in the title the nato military base in the city of holst they turned a bomb have claimed responsibility saying they were targeting local police that gone the entrance to the base that is not the first time the city located near the pakistan border was witness has witnessed such a tugs so side bombings earlier this year killed forty one people including six u.s. military personnel. divisive election campaign is living over with a new parliamentary valid analogy to take place within the next two months that comes after president morsi signed into effect the country's first post mubarak constitution passed in a two stage referendum the yes vote was confound on tuesday after an official probe
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into allegations of vote rigging turned up nothing that's a reaction furious opposition protesters took to the streets of cairo liberals claim they slam a draft a constitution betrays the revolution and sidelines the rights of women and minorities into our head list expert told r.t. the islamists will lose power if they fail to me is the people's demand this is the first time in the constitution that you have the president cannot use all the digits in poland when and cannot. you have a prime minister who is actually empowered to take decisions without going back to the president so it empowers other centers as other elected civilian centers of power but you have. democratic elections and it brought the slowest parties to become the majority what will happen if these islamist parties could not deliver on the promises but not have a guarantee about the security about the economic conditions i think what will happen the people will vote against them if you look at the voting behavior in
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egypt in the parliamentary elections around seventy percent voted for islamist. parties and in the presidential elections around fifty one percent to their vote is declining and going down mainly because they're not opposition and the more they have to deliver on the promises they cannot just for most while the and not delivered so now people have expectations and they can control politicians by voting. on our web site right now for your assertions return of the fish tank filled with sharks suddenly bust in a shanghai shopping center got the details and details for you. also on line. the report on the latest study from russia's far east that could potentially allow scientists to bring life to the red planet and find out who is also who don't call . with only days left until the end of the all see is recording some of the most significant global events of the past twelve
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months and today all seeing news loopback a big coverage of the american presidential debates and shows you what was going on on the sidelines and pasta kind of that. we have been running the election of close to your is more than two weeks before the election every single day there was a story by a correspondent running while guests on the show it's outrageous that trump still giving voice to the third parties was exactly what we needed to get the full picture. we are just a couple hours away now from the third party debate as you can see our production crew is busy transforming our studio in a debate floor one of the most important functions of democracy is. the debate
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a lot of discussion about a lot of issues and the more we can open up don't credit institutions like our our election system which is called party to what it might even be considered fringe parties more likely we are to have an open honest debate down towards right you vicious rather than a very narrow range people often ask why is that a top four story what you know of the right heads in the country to compete and then you have to explain that there are other voices but that they were pushed out of the process because they're not part of the big party machine on foreign policy for example the alternative candidates have clearly been against military intervention is against military expansion ideas that don't fly with. for washington establishment the other networks covered president obama and governor romney debating whatever right here in our studios we had two very serious candidates talk about very serious issues that were absent elsewhere everywhere they talked about the n.b.a. they talked about drones to talk about the war on drugs and this is something that
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we put together because not only do we know there was a point but our audience was asking for it we haven't seen it too much of you in the mainstream media do you think tomorrow they will be talking about how you did impact the election well that would be the pie in the sky that that would impact the election and let me just give you a turn all of. the libertarian party. you know the fact is you go from going to a spoiler to employers we really need to be for a third parties fourth parties focused parties into that debate but you're blocking traffic not to use our military personnel right right i think you're the one thing i feel like this is a win for the american people that we have been able to enter into this race to break into the party and offer the solutions that the american people are clamoring for. more news
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in less than forty minutes so you're up next after a short break it speaks a lot about them crosstalk. at. the ride that takes your breath away to eating across the skies it was a mohnish could you know the biggest salt lake in europe and more than two hundred species of birds but also it is them on the verge of extinction on these islands in the south of russia they find shelter before migrated to all the parts of the world where much of this here we see the great white pelican and several species of the dow mation pelican which are both in the red dates of birth but there are only
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forty to fifty couples left in the region you know how they can use as well as other species at the monish gugino feed on face these birds are waiting for their parents to bring them food to the best cash for them is in a small area is a lake with the war is relatively fresh as fish cannot survive in the salty a part of the money which and the lakes getting salty every year they manage to do lows and all to fishel reservoir which has failed in the nineteen fifties in the areas hot climate the evaporates quickly and the local stores natural sultanas takes over just for the postal plates don't mature there are relatively few water sources here some water comes from the dawn river and some from the cuban during the last three to four years we've had a really severe drought which can do to this drought we are practically standing on the bottom of this lake it's been falling every year the majority of birds have been retreating as well or they nestle in new orleans. apart from birds the drying
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out of the lake cool so threaten one of the world's biggest populations of mustangs . they leave a one of their money on island somewhere next destination. there are more than four hundred is the animals here the area is a protected wildlife preserve it's a place of serene peace and calm in recent decades dozens of canals have been dug around here to cultivate the locals taps broad grassy plains this may be useful for humans but it does badly hit many species as the animals here for instance so i get antelopes which are extremely shy i was scared away only to be killed in the hundreds of thousands by poachers focal here believes the substance found in their homes can cure impotence just some forty years ago there were more than two million
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saigon antelopes living in asia and they no where else in the world but now people brought the species to the brink of extinction. this region is be reaching life for thousands of you but now we know relatively short space of time it's my brain diversity of creatures is threatened on all fronts by man and nature itself. you leave the only thing you want. is a. fellow in walking across a computor all about dealing with an ever thirsty world media is fond of the dramatic term water wars when it comes to describing the future management of global water resources i want to evaluate is water today. is countries around the
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world go dry. to talk about what some call the possibility of future water wars i'm joined by tony allen in london he is a professor of geography at the school of oriental and african studies and author of the recent book the middle east water question hydro politics and the global economy also in london we have done it mustafa he is a reader in politics and environment at king's college london and in washington we cross to michael cohen he is a south asia associate at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars all right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect that means you can jump in any time one twenty five go to you first in london if you like the term water wars because it's used a lot in media you know it's sounds good because it's a literature of water wars whereas in fact that before thinking that it was to run out of water whatever that means you then automatically return.


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