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we'll keep using captured peacekeepers as human shields in the disputed go on time despite calls by the un for the immediate release. of bolshoi ballet dancer admits mastermind to going to tag on his artistic director but claims of splashing his boss with acid was under the plan the renowned soloist pawel dmitri goal and his accomplice will remain in jail until next month. and venezuelans are in mourning as the country braces itself will change after the death of his buoyant leader as we examine the prospects of the political transition . live from moscow are you watching r t with me to bomb would say it's good to have
your company with us. the u.n. is demanding the immediate release of a group of its peacekeepers taken hostage by syrian rebels in the golan heights the militants are say they are using the observers as human shields and will hold them until syrian government forces pull back from a nearby village art his middle east correspondent policia has the details. all twenty one you in personnel were armed they're all from the philippines and we've heard from the philippines foreign office who has demanded their immediate release the philippines government says that they are being treated well that negotiations are underway to try and secure the release of the militants are admitting that they took these you and personnel to try and prevent an attack by assad's loyalists in other words what we're seeing is that the rebel forces are using vests you emptying as human shields now the un has of course condemned this act this action we've heard criticism particularly from moscow at the united nations there is no reason
at all under any circumstances any kind of a sick imagination to try to harm harm those people so clearly gross disrespect for united nations gross disrespect of international norms of behavior now the united nations is currently also involved in negotiating a very immediate release according to the united nations it's team were on a regular mission in the area we're talking about an area not far from the israeli syrian border that happened earlier on wednesday when they were taken hostage leading up to the hostage crisis the western powers and their allies have been stepping up support of the syrian rebels arab league ministers have decided to lead member states and the government fighters they've also invited an opposition coalition to take up a seat to the organization at the expense of the outside regime my colleague bill dodd spoke to our g.'s arena go about the ramifications of the increase of foreign
backing for the rebel army. we know where they get their arms from at least there has been plenty of information to deduce that from we do know that saudi arabia as well as qatar as well as turkey libya and the united states have all offered some sort of aid financial or military in one way or another to the syrian rebels we don't know exactly how much has been shipped to these countries we do know that for example qatar has offered has made the latest offer to the syrian rebels which amounts to one hundred million dollars and of course there is also talk from the united kingdom where william hague has already said that he thinks the u.k. should step up their aid it's the words. of the words the syrian rebels as well and he is talking about something in the amount of roughly one thousand in a half million dollars and that would include armored vehicles body armor search and rescue and disease prevention so there's plenty of aid coming to the syrian
rebels and really countries do not seem to shy away from offering it to them john kerry he's expressed confidence that weapons are going to the right people so who then all of these so-called right people taking u.n. peacekeepers hostage and that actually should be the first question that should come to mind because obviously when john kerry is talking about the right people he means that he does he hopes that the aid does not go to words that hardline islamic jihad azour of which there are reports show there is plenty off in syria and these are the types of people that the u.s. qatar saudi arabia and the rest of them have been supporting and given them plenty of aid they have offered them basically everything they have on the table and now we can assume that it's safe for them to say that they have in fact created a monster because now these very people are taking hostages international peacekeeping troops which are on the ground and it really have no role in the syrian conflict whatsoever. egypt is a flamer within the city of port to once again the epicenter of the trouble
egyptian army and police are struggled to control the city which has been plagued with andrus and violence for a fourth day we'll report on that later in the program. the bolshoi ballet dancer suspected of masterminding an attack on his artistic director said he did order it but didn't want him to be splashed with the acid earlier today a moscow court ruled a barbell dimitry chang go and the men who were allegedly carried out the assault all remain under arrest until the eighteenth of april mantilla the preliminary probe is complete which is tom barton has been following the pretrial hearing. on march the sixteenth pavel dmitrichenko was due in the bolshoi theater behind me to take part in another great performance there he will not be there he will be staying in detention and least until april the eighteenth a judge has ordered
that's when the investigation will wrap up into this case of this acid attack possibly longer that was ordered by a pretrial at a pretrial detention hearing today and that was after mr richard cheney had said that he did admit that he had committed a crime but he had to collude with his two accomplices and pay them about one and a half thousand dollars but he did not plead guilty to ordering them to throw acid in the face of surrogate fill in the direct the artistic director of the bolshoi theater there is a cloud of rumor circling around this case and there will be as long as it is as long as it goes on all of this stuff sort of starts to fall away from the hard facts and it's a lot more based around rumor the police have said that as far as their statement goes that there was
a lot of animosity between surrogate filin and pavol demitra cenk over and that the this attack was likely due to tensions at work beyond that though there is widespread rumors that it may have to do with the will to me to change girlfriend also a famous dancer at the bolshoi who has been turned down by surrogate fill in more than once for lead roles in ballets there and that that may also may have had something to do with this fallout which resulted in this acid being thrown in surrogate felons face the trials will take its time to unravel but all of this attention surrounded around these individuals and the bolshoi is making this theater and everyone connected with it famous for all the wrong reasons. early on in today my correspondent martin andrews told my colleague about the ugliest side
to life on the stage in the front of the fifth you see a beautiful production but really the drama backstage is i think it's everyday life in a production house and that's what it is it's a factory from from the problems with the understudies from the problems because thing from the problems of of management who were dances they were bitter about their faded career it's not an easy world to be in obviously the rivalries between companies with moscow and with the mets and the skull and they all want to be at the top of their game and tensions are always high and fraught and this is the first time we've had these sort of things happen right well this is certainly a very severe there but other kind of scandals what is this it's called drama for a reason if a year ago stravinsky's rite of spring was postponed and in fact one of the dances . she was actually said that she was threatened by various people and she she actually went over to canada in fear of her life in fear of that it would escalate
beast and shins between the theatrical ballet world would escalate into violence and obviously as we see with the result. that happened in january it happens and this may reduce it down to a level of a cliche but we have this blockbuster movie black swan that clown that's absolutely what it's like with the black swan film not important it really highlights the you know the extremities and the tensions and especially with the with the management with the hiring in the firing it's everyday life and sometimes it can seem like a wonderful place to work but they reality is somewhat different. still to come here on our deal we examine venezuela's upcoming political transition. also i hate breaking with. more british photos. we take a closer look at the trend in about ten minutes. mutual
free. free. you free. old free blog videos. free media. welcome back you're watching our team aimee gypped a there's no sign of comma after four days of continual outbreaks of violence protesters have started fires in the streets of. battle security forces and a challenge to the state's authority there demanding the release of prisoners six people including three policemen have been killed since andress erupted three days
ago archies correspondent bell truth has the latest battles raged through the night said largely focused around these key buildings these key government buildings in poor signage with protesters hurling mulla talks at security forces the army again will try to intervene to assist the police force and haven't been able to quote all of the dissent that is all i had to offer saturday's very contentious verdict in the course are you but all disasters happened last february basically we're going to see the betting on the final defendants in this trial imports are either very angry and trying to be were sentenced to death in the first round of this verdict. with a lot of dissent we're going to get hit also in cairo so we wait to see what's going to happen the government sure used to change the head of security in ports are you off there this five days of fighting on the streets to replace him out with your deputy also president mohamed morsi is reportedly being money i use our military
taking a course i need i would draw at least as i'm getting very much between protesters and the police themselves the police actually very angry as well by saying there that the situation for them is extremely violent and that maybe have good working conditions eight thousand police officers are currently reportedly on strike in sinai in suicide they are actually calling for the current minister of interior to step down which is a lot of pressure on the current administration. well correspondent belcher is also reporting the latest details right from other sea get updated by following her on twitter.
venezuelans are paying their respects to the country's late leader charges he'd had a long battle with cancer but it was reportedly a heart attack which killed the president of fourteen years but as well as now in a week of mourning with the elections to be held in a month's time. a producer for art his video agency ruptly has more. in caracas today is the streets a very calm really very somber basically the coffin of hugo chavez was taken through the streets today and was finally taken to the military academy where literally thousands of people have gathered outside the military academy and there's a queue which seems to know no end of people who are waiting to be able to go and see the body of hugo chavez and pay their final respects the people are still very much in a state of shock obviously hugo chavez has been battling with cancer for a very long time at the moment there's a lot of confusion about what kind of coming days and weeks have to bring all of the projects back surveys that was taken over the last fourteen years that he was
in power benefited the most marginalized sections of venezuelan society of course before hugo chavez came into power in one thousand nine hundred nine venezuela was one of the most unequal societies are not that and that gap has been reduced because of a number of social programs that were brought in by hugo chavez banks to be immense oil wealth that this country has and prior to. chavez came to power in one nine hundred ninety nine much about oil wealth was obviously going into the pockets of a very small elite in venezuela. and which. has supporters today say form the backbone essentially of the opposition that if the opposition again took power then essentially the country would robust back to pre-one thousand nine eleven years of extreme and equality obviously we know that there's going to be elections in the next thirty days and among business supporters here the people who've been out in the streets today they're very confident that the vice president nicolas maduro is going so comfortably win the next elections but of course you
know that remains to be seen. more news from around the world are starting with the italy and former premier. he has been sentenced to one year in jail convicted over the illegal publication of hawaii phone call in a case related to a two thousand and five banking scandal well it's gone years already appealing another conviction and is also facing two other trials connected with tax forward and paying for sex with underage prostitutes the seventy six year old is expected to appeal against his this latest verdict and remains a free for the meantime. at least thirty two followers of a self-proclaimed filipino sultan have been killed by a malaysian armed forces in a crackdown on separatists in the region just yesterday an airstrike or followed by
large scale ground operations or we're launching an attempt to flush out gunmen from the neighboring state tension is also mounting in the philippines where locals continue to protest against the leader's handling of the situation. came dot com the world's most renowned internet or by red again sued the new zealand foreign intel and intelligence agency for illegally spying on him according to a court ruling a request was made to spy on him before the f.b.i. conducted a raid on his home and offices he's currently battling an extradition order to the u.s. on charges of online piracy and money laundering if convicted by an american court he faces up to twenty years in jail. the u.s. says denying accusations it's behind deadly drawing strikes in pakistan last month saying pakistan's own military could be to blame with the u.s. enjoying a virtual drone monopoly then some anonymous strikes are becoming
a real problem not least for the nameless victims of the attacks r.t. is marion about narrow ports. america has long been considered the leader of drone warfare dominating the skies in the middle east africa and most recently here in the u.s. in pakistan the cia has reportedly carried out some three hundred thirty drone strikes since two thousand and four but a new problem involving the unmanned aerial weapon is emerging the problem of anonymous drones when two drone strikes killed nine people in pakistan's tribal belt last month is long was filed an official protest with the american embassy however u.s. officials say that washington has not carried out any attacks in pakistan since january instead u.s. officials have pointed their fingers to pakistan's air force it is impossible to know who executed the strikes but some experts believe that the situation can soon
open up a pandora's box of anonymous drone strikes around the world it's letting it sell to have an image of why the very nature of the technology that there are zero control hundreds are often thousands of miles away this is one of the corrosive and dangerous impacts of the liberation of the use of drones and there has the united states government has led the way and negative around a lot of the terms of normalizing the use of drone attacks across the international border as of last month at least fifty countries are reportedly using drones in the united states a new revelation has come to light the attorney general says that washington can authorize lethal drone strikes on americans on american soil without trying and it testimony before the senate judiciary committee eric holder says that under extraordinary circumstances like september eleventh the president could order
strikes to protect the homeland the same type of drone strikes that have been used around the world to fight the war on terror reporting from new york. r.t. . all drone strike concerns have split to the u.s. rand paul began a filibuster on the floor after you was capitol making a speech for more than eleven hours so we'll report on r g dot com why he was trying to water the confirmation of the new cia director. and also a click away online their children suffer from the political gains of grown ups a new u.n. report says palestinian boys will be arrested interrogated and a detained by the israeli army read more on that and are. the u.k.'s traditional political parties are losing support to the mainstream rivals the conservatives or suffered a major blow at the recent by election an easily beaten into third place by the
u.k. independence party they were once described by a prime minister david cameron as a quote bunch of fruitcakes loonies and closet racist and quote artes are for the looks at the shifting shape of british politics. britain's political landscape is changing the stranglehold of the old three party system appears to be listening and it's opened the door to some colorful eternity with all the polls and percentages and opinions from politicians and pundits it can be hard to get a clear picture of exactly what's happening in british politics right now. looking . last week byelection an easterly saw not three not four not five but full team different candidates of all shapes sizes and colors and all of them willing to take on the mainstream party to government in britain.
and to turn it from. democracy to bottom up genuine democracy where the larger all forces have to obey the will of the people they to disillusionment it seems is an all time high something that's backed up by recent polls and there's certainly a bit of a perception that maybe the traditional parties aren't concentrating on some issues particularly around immigration that we know research is a big issue for many members of the church public puts can certainly be a hard punch to please it used to be that fed up voters would throw their backing behind the liberal democrats but not anymore. possibly for us as a party which is good but it doesn't mean the protest has had to go somewhere else and the name of the above party have a moment as you keep many other parties using the sea change in public opinion as a blank canvas on which to stamp their mark.
as. well let's face it that's a lot to. kick beating the conservatives to second place in eastley last week might have come as a shock to some but it's not the first time a small party's stolen the show in a byelection last year and the respect party had a sensational win when george galloway one the proudfit seat from labor of course gaining a bit of media coverage is one thing turning that attention into votes in a ballot box and winning seats is quite another something few of the smaller parties have yet been. able to do but with the general election not so far off and with some polls putting almost half of the recent support for ukip is coming from former conservative voters well you can perhaps understand why the prime minister is not the picture of happiness right now. third party london.
region the international space station could now take less time than some international journalist by plane and their crew is expected to reach the ice as in just six hours instead of the usual two days it's all thanks to a new docking plan which will be tested at the end of the month. he has more the fast track to space. the thirty fifth mission to the i assess flying off to space in about three weeks' time in an unprecedented flight which will take eight times less than it usually does and the men to talk us through this flight is one of the members of the crew chris cassidy from the united states the american austin on many thanks for joining us and star so you know if you'd like to send to me and my first question to you this is the first flight which would take six hours instead of two days as it usually has been for for many years now how is this technically possible can you tell us well you know practically and our actions are essentially
the same as what we do i don't know today profile normally will go to bed and have it have a period of time on that second day where we just monitor the vehicle and sort of do a few burns that we call them to set us up for a run over the next day today i mean on our mission i'll have been in a tight sequence of six hours we have here is about forty five minutes or so in between these maneuvers where there's a little bit of a downtime but technically that's how it's possible we just have to launch there's tighter constraints on where the space station can be on launch time on it and on a typical profile the space station has a little more leeway and where it can be at the time of the launch we work tremendously well as a crew impossibles tremendous experience like you just alluded to and and he shares that experience with the two of us and together as a crew we really work well and and particularly with this short profile you need to be in sync and. making sure all the actions are happening when they need to and we back each other up and make sure that all happens when appropriate time so i'm
really happy to be with them a very big pro program there six months or up there are there is for suppression spacewalks we'll have probably two u.s. spacewalks and many visiting vehicles delivering cargo will be arriving i've personally involved with several medical experiments particularly those associated with bone health and bone how to prevent bone loss and i do very much. in a few minutes legs that is a u.s. supreme court case against an agricultural giant and the kinds of reports. did any of you seen darth vader and storm troopers trying to make their way into the ukrainian justice ministry as part of a protest well probably
a lot of you saw this fun viral video but how many people remember what exactly they wanted and what their protest demands were all about probably not that many trust me i just did that using wacky protest tactics gets media attention and if you are pushing a cause that media attention is critical but when no one even gets what you want or why you're in that wacky costume it doesn't help there seems to be like almost a protest a culture and language like you see people protesting there so satisfied with themselves in their costumes and silly gimmicks but if your protest is actually aimed at people in power then how is it going to cure cost of goods with the opinion of heartless bureaucrats sitting in some soulless office again media attention is great but if you want to be taken seriously we're a rainbow wig and thawing while fighting for your rights doesn't seem to send the right message but that's just my opinion.
max kaiser welcome to the kaiser report. on satan evil genius frankenfood. max kaiser. is in the news there's a case before the u.s. supreme court about this case the automatic earth dot com says time. to stop monsanto and the u.s. supreme court now the case is called bowman versus monsanto company in this case number eleven dash seven nine six and the new york times and their piece about this and this is setting up the automatic earth dot com writing about it the supreme court appears to defend the patent on soybean the question in the case bowman versus months to a company number eleven dash seven one six was whether patent rights to seize and other things that can replicate themselves extend beyond the first generation the justices appeared alert to the call.