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one policeman is killed and hundreds injured as fierce clashes erupt in the egyptian city of port side of till forces move those held over their alleged involvement in last year's deadly stadium riot that's after the country's opposition greets america's top diplomat with hostility and accusations of meddling on his first visit to congress. also this hour u.s. soldier bradley manning and means being behind the biggest leak of secret documents in american history claiming he wanted the public to know the truth military prosecution is pushing to prove the weekly exiles behind bars for life accusing him of aiding terrorists. by diabetics the pilot becomes the first catholic leader to quit in to in six hundred years leaving behind a church mired in child abuse and corruption scandals.
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the latest news on the week's top stories you're watching live from moscow with me hello and welcome. now hundreds have been injured and at least one policeman has been killed after thius clashes erupted in the egyptian city of port demonstrators took to the streets after all so it is chose to move prisoners jailed over their alleged role in last year's deadly riots that left over seventy dead and this comes while the u.s. secretary of state is in cairo for talks with president morsi a move that sparks and angry outcry from the opposition. has more now from. what we've having are quite dramatic reports from port sorry the coastal city this started to after thirty nine defendants in this ports are you trying to bridge the about this or massacre that happened in february of this course are you very much these defendants are being moved their families are very angry about them being.
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they gathered at the security a direct trip building and cashews a brick house between the police force this protest this because you also have violence in months sure the naldo cities here in egypt this is after a young man was killed he was won over by a police vehicle the minister of interior saying it is a mistake for his father how to maintain two is one of the twice rights groups reporting that a field hospital in the gyptian political group the popular current headquarters was also attacked by police with tear gas what we're really getting is chaotic and quite violent reports across the country including here in the competition as countries have broken out on the cornice between to cover for justice and security forces were posted this is all the backdrop of the u.s. secretary state visit to egypt which was seen to be very unpopular here in egypt he spoke with the president today and said he would america with that pledge four hundred fifty million dollars to the country however this is done little to peace
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the people i see roy had his meeting yesterday protesters gathered in front of the foreign ministry and burned pictures of john kerry saying that he was here to support the mission brotherhood and push american interests and also william and political analyst and also of myths lies in the oil wells believes washington is starting to realize it may be supporting the wrong side in egypt. i think there is a double face policy in washington the backing of the muslim brotherhood goes back to the cia's role in egypt back in nineteen fifties when the world saw the muslim brotherhood as a potentially useful tool to put in their bag of organizations that they manipulate around the world i think some people around president obama have the delusion that they could control what's basically of political islamic fascist movement so it's not a movement for democracy and he's for much of the imagination at this point morsi
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is in a life and death struggle because the populace of court was not there for this this coup and washington is beginning to get a little bit wobbly on its support for morsi for that reason they're beginning to rethink i think that's one of the reasons for the change between hillary clinton and john kerry to bring in a new cast of people and see what what kind of options there are in egypt as for. now just when it needs effective government more than ever is he remains paralyzed by a post election stalemate. the don't they can't be paid for at the current that cannot and should be a trial system so shortly will tell you why time in coalition chaos could cause a continent of five headache for the whole year were sad. and also later america is bracing for some tough times automatic spending cuts or slash eighty five billion dollars of this year's budget later this hour we'll have more on how colleges and bickering is costing the country in d.n.a.
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. that's later but now we can make source bradley manning finally go to explain his actions in public after almost three years in confinement on thursday the soldier pleaded guilty to the biggest leak of classified documents and u.s. history it was a blow is facing a possible life sentence of the charges of aiding the enemy something he denies fortnight has been following this story in new york for us. guilty but not sorry more than one thousand days after his arrest u.s. army private bradley manning admitted to being the source behind the largest leak of classified information in u.s. history private first class bradley manning has pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges against him private bradley manning mail at mit's he gave thousands of secret document to the wiki leaks website manning gave his first detailed explanation of why he did it manning said he uploaded troops of u.s. secrets to the weeks and weeks website because quote americans have
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a right to know the true cost of war with the purest form with he had the very sophisticated now a fifth of why he had to do it as a duty. to expose what their government with doing in their name which with illegal uncouth in home around the world so all credit to him he's. the former intelligence analyst said he attempted to contact traditional media outlets like the washington post the new york times and politico but failed to get through to them later deciding to pass the documents on to wiki leaks manning said he engaged in a prolonged internet conversation with the wiki leaks member called cox who he assumes was julian a songe i think it's very clear that the risks of street government secrecy are much graver and have already done much more serious damage to the united states and god knows other countries and the risks wrought by whistleblowers and leaks like this one manning pleaded not guilty to aiding the enemy the most serious charge
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which washington is determined to proof the u.s. government is reportedly planning to call a key witness to testify that osama bin laden actively sought to access material manning passed along to wiki leaks some reports suggest the unknown individual could reportedly be one of the navy seals involved in the about about raid that killed bin laden the fear here i think is that you would be sensationalizing the proceedings and it would it would make it nearly impossible for manning to have. a fair trial in a just because we now be talking about terrorism terrorism and terrorism will get away from the fact that he is charged with the offense of releasing the information and they don't have to show that terrorists received it this will continue the obama administration has ushered in this era of pursuing whistleblowers and making certain that they are prosecuted and they go out because i'm zealously in a manner that they do not go after other individuals that's been the thing i think
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is the most particularly striking is you can have private contractors who bridge and weapons smuggling like like the blackwater executives or you can have bankers that engage in financial fraud and they are pursued as jealously as whistleblowers following his arrest in may two thousand and ten manning was kept in solitary confinement at a military jail in kuwait then at a marine prison in quantico virginia for the first ten months of his detention a former army analyst spent twenty three hours a day in a six by eight foot windowless cell and was forced to sleep naked without bed sheets treatment that hundreds of legal scholars including president barack obama's former harvard professor claims was cruel and inhumane punishment that may have undermined manning's psychological stability i think he was treated very horrendously and they would be they were very much trying to break him and subject the image of horrors and to make it clear to intimidate people around the world who
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would do the kind of heroic things that bradley manning did to try and it's through them from doing that manning himself said he believed to do move it would only embarrassed but not damage to the u.s. and eventually kick start the public to be the result the u.s. was shamed in front page headlines around the world a nervous superpower launched a witch hunt against whistleblowers and wiki leaks became a household name the cost i own private may spend between twenty years and a lifetime behind bars for an important i.r.t. new york. italy's locked in limbo a week after parliamentary elections failed to produce a clear winner parties across the political spectrum so far refusing any talk of coalitions form a comedian that agreement has become an unlikely kane maker after his party came third but his suggesting they may leave the euro and return to the lira that raised
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eyebrows across the euro zone which was cautiously abortion how the deadlock will grow democrats and the coalition led by disgraced former prime minister silvio berlusconi both got one hundred seventeen seats and investment advisor patrick long says italy's heroes and partners have good reason to walk. the dog should be to account be paid for under the current economics of the italian system of course we've heard a number of politicians who've spent the whole of the last fifty or sixty years in frankly all of western europe telling people the government would ultimately be the answer to all of their problems that europe is all for we're looking at a new era of smaller government smaller debt and actually a great deal more power to listen rather than the government that djibouti it leaves running into an incredible brick wall and the european union with it if the child cannot keep stealing the debt they already have then they have fundamental problems unfortunately with the coalition that's essentially
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a coalition from hayle looking at the lugosi issues that are noise being put together by the president it's going to be very difficult for italy to sustain itself in the euro zone and if it really is not going to be all that reliable member of the euro zone then there probably is not going to be a euro zone the catholic church made history this week as benedict the sixteenth sophistry resigned something a pope hasn't done for six hundred years and as the church remains leaderless in turn into internal divisions and the damaged reputation i mean that many are losing faith i'm going to explain. it's not just about selecting a new bishop of rome some say but the very future of the catholic church the catholic church is undergoing a very important sizes it is a crisis at two levels this is a government crisis and it is a crisis of the believers there was a lack of leadership which culminated in the great scandals of about the leaks far
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from the splendor of the sistine chapel a closer look at the recent events in the vatican to highlight disillusionment and frustration with the church once all about the i distanced myself from the church when i became an adult when i started talking about what had been taught and was eventually after all the scandals broke out in the catholic church i realize that it doesn't represent my spirituality benedict the sixteenth may have been the first pope with a twitter account but many argue this measure alone was not strong enough in appealing to the masses now this is the age of transparency the age of before the churches should be properly. they'd be. considered a sacred she was. the great asset everybody now use of a little bit to be. the problem of the media they're really working on the system he went to change things about the church for people the gabrielli of this inability to face up to and much less to punish those who may be responsible for tainting the image of the church is the deciding factor in abandoning catholicism.
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there's another scandal with a girl who disappeared in the vatican twenty years ago and they say the man found her remains the italian police are leading the investigation here but instead of helping them about it in his obstructing the investigation that's likely they knew about this and stayed silent and on top of all those cases of pedophilia with this is just disgusting the list of controversial events involving catholic priests or vatican officials reads like a tabloid reports of sex abuse pedophile. accusations alleged large scale corruption and possible ties with the mafia while the media especially in italy has been having a field day with the scandals the vatican either stayed silent or rebuffed all accusations but those things may be looking rather grim for the seat of st peter's at a first glance there's still a chance the catholic church can make a comeback. with the church would.
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there be strong we become to reform but in spite of that spirituality recent revelations have left me wondering if the holy see has been blind the world is rapidly changing and to grok why it was that the catholic church has failed to keep pace sure it has seen a fair number of ups and downs as well as scandal in the two thousand year long history but there is opinion that perhaps taking on pleasant development sweeping it under the carpet and sealing it with a papal ring for secrecy is a tradition better left in the past in rome in a ghost r.t. . and still ahead for us cementing a special relationship with potentially deadly consequences america's worries reigning little bit gabbing washington under what the house plans could lead to support for a strike on iran so we have an expert opinion on that coming up right after this break.
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a practice pushing legislation that i would guess a great israel as a major city if you don't like the united states of course the question many ask me as a citizen of israel major ally why do they need a special legislation for that the way some apac officials explain it is that they want to maintain defense assistance funding averaging more than three billion dollars annually as prime when both parties or seeking ways to drastically cut spending it's an accident by the way the sequester that kicked in friday will hit israel funding something officials are saying among other things on those legislators do something to reverse it at this major strategic ally of legislation is expected to be introduced in the house and in the senate in the coming days and separately be a park has been pushing and now welcomes the senate resolution that says should this will decide to strike iran is it worse would give all that supporting putting military while non-binding congressional resolutions don't directly make policy but this resolution could still build for a hawkish push against iran at
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a time when world powers are in made a go shooting boxes the u.s. intelligence community judges that iran has not made the political decision to create nuclear weapons and many fear that these constant constant threats of war can actually prompt them to pursue the weapons aggressively this kind of a green light from congress although non-binding about overwhelming support from the u.s. in cases for all attacks first is seen by some as a way to bypass president obama in this very serious the solution which may involve dragging the united states into another war in the middle east president obama will not be speaking at the conference this year but he is traveling to israel at the end of the month and one of the speakers here said it's going to be a real challenge for the president to show that deep down he really understands israel and the. threats that it faces that gives an impression that the apac is not too happy about it ministrations seemingly trying to play down the war talk in washington i'm going to check out. the notion of both
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a new time yahoo that isn't the only sign the pros are all influence and washington is waning says political analyst of all that name and from just foreign policy there is a lot of belief that the. israel lobby is losing the clout from high level but they have had a series of reversals bush about the election the reelection of obama was a reversal where the israeli go there you clearly need for years even we want that obama he was elected you know back in room then their candidate for secretary of state was susan rice she was our john kerry came in they didn't want john kerry so that was your second defeat and then he just had the spectacular defeat and the nomination and confirmation of chuck able to stick terry effectively is just suffered a number of rehearsals and one hand they're losing khloponin the other hand their agenda is getting more upstream and more radical these two things are related they
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used to be used to be very careful to try and project a bipartisan image republicans democrats but increasingly they are openly advocating a great weekend dad a lot of democrats don't want to be a citizen so for example they are pushing legislation that would have the congress explicitly endorse in this really attack on iran well many democrats don't want to have anything to do with that that's a contradiction to the obama administration's policy. remember you can always log on to our website. news and videos and here is some of what we have for you there right now following in the first step for step so washington canada introduces a new copyright protection bill after pressure from the u.s. which has already adopted controversial measures against internet piracy read more about it online. rant segregation in the middle east only
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democracy as israel introduces palestinians only buses on a route connecting the country with the west bank find out why on our website called. multi-billion dollar cars have kicked in in the u.s. after the white house failed to find common ground with the republicans on how to cut america's massive debt it's estimated this so-called sequester will cost america over seven hundred thousand jobs but even as they've made the blame game grows with both counts desperate to offload responsibility economist richard wolfe says the u.s. kind of cut its way out of the current crisis. republicans and democrats alike are committed to an austerity policy as we do in see it in europe their only disagreement is exactly who gets cut whose axes get raisins and i'm very pessimistic as are most observers in washington that we are about to do what britain italy greece have done with the same dire consequences looming in our
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future if you cut government spending as we're about to do if you raise taxes on average people which we did on january first with the rise in the payroll tax those are a double whammy two hits on our economy they depress the economy they lose people jobs they make people come back and they're spending with less jobs and less spending government tax revenues go down and that you races whatever benefit you might have imagined would comment on the government's budget the irony is the economy gets worse and the government budget gets worse until they wake up and realize that this is an inappropriate way to go at a time of economic crisis. time now to check some other stories from around the globe police and the military bands by helicopters and trunks have raided slums in the rio de janeiro operation was a retaking control of the country's not sure is the very latest from drug gangs
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ahead of next year's world cup and the twenty sixteen olympics your sources have labeled the raid during which not a single shot fired success. in pakistan a bomb has gone off here a mosque in karate killing up to forty five people and injuring a hundred and fifty more the blasts apparently targeted a shia area of the city as washington has left evening prayers is the most recent in a series of attacks on the share minority in the country last month rallies were staged to denounce the government approved security. in the u.s. state of mississippi a baby girl born with a tribe the appears to have been cured of the disease the girl was given an aggressive treatment of standard drugs the discovery was made after her mother stopped medicating the child and blood tests came up negative so the baby has been all drugs for you now under snow seemingly healthy is the second case of
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a person reported that the virus that causes aids. press freedom has become the latest victim in the gaza israel confrontation and that is what has exchanged hamas has stopped israelis from working in the territory and the israeli government says palestinians can no longer work for media on its soil policy of reports. november last year israel and gaza are at war and in the middle of it a gaza journalist katie he for using israeli newspaper it was the last major story something rami would write for the hebrew priests a month later gaza's ruling hamas party banned palestinian journalists from working with israeli media accusing it of being hostile tel aviv refuses to recognize hamas and we've gone. as a terrorist organization and i make that offer mother i do not understand this decision unfortunately i feel that our struggle will have less meaning if we do not speak to the israeli media and make them here on message sami feels he's on
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a personal crusade to help both sides better understand each other when his nine year old daughter was hit by an israeli missile it was his israeli editors who arranged for her to be brought across the border and treated and it was in the newspapers that he published his anger and anguish over israel's bombardment of gaza. to how. israel is using the media in its war against us in this war journalists are under attack they want to kill all our words and reports that prove that there were no crimes in gaza at least their father has a half in the attack is coming from both sides of the border israeli journalists today are banned from working on gaza but ironically it's not a must but tel aviv that stops them deeming it too dangerous for them to report from their own had him over is among a handful of israeli journalists who'd regularly work in gaza but after his government made it illegal six years ago his station employed gaza based palestinian journalists now because of hamas is ruling even that has become impossible it's very problematic decision of hamas fracture of lot of other
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deficient that the hamas made of the result is that the only reports leaving gaza but are those hamas sanctions are not particularly promising in light of the recent human rights watch report that accuses a muscle harassing assaulting an arbitrarily detaining journalists israel too has come under fire for deliberately targeting reporters and media houses affiliated to him us june of last one gaza israel felt twenty places in the two thousand and thirteen world press freedom index due to the actions of its army in the palestinian territories the media blackout does little to shed light on the fate and future of ordinary gazans it also pits rate stereotypes on both sides of the border that have done nothing but breed mistrust and hatred. policy on television. and right of after a very short break we journeyed to russia's northernmost city where dark winter nights are often lights out by the end mazing northern lights stay with us here
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