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captured peacekeepers as human shields and the disputed go on despite calls by the un for the immediate release. bolshoi ballet dancer pawel dimitri jangled could spend up to twelve years in prison for masterminding an attack on his artistic director the soloist admitted his involvement but said splashing acid on his balls wasn't a plan. and venezuelans saw in mourning as a country braces itself for change after the death of his flamboyant leader. of the prospects i'll look at all of it called transition. at seven pm here in moscow you're live with us on our team is good to have you company. the u.n.
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is demanding the immediate release of a group of peacekeepers taken hostage by syrian rebels in the golan heights the militants say they use in the observers as human shields and will hold them until syrian government forces pull back from a nearby village arches middle east correspondent paula slayer has the details. all twenty one you in personnel were unarmed 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 u. n. 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 this you in to mean as human shields now the u.n. 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
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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 the gauche a to their immediate release according to the united nations its 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. u.n. teams came under fire ten times from the syrian rebels last year and a group were also seized and near the jordanian border this general abraham from the original university in jordan says he's not remotely surprised that this rebel gangs behind us such illegal actions. at the same time human rights watch said that these same rebels the so-called
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martyrs of yarmouk group are being investigated for the summary execution of armed troops that were caught surge from a syrian post nearby at the same time out of league countries decided that these rebels are to be armed further afield look at this whole picture. you will find easily that the problem is not with those rebels but with those who are supporting them the ones who are arming them quine and sing them and providing them with political support this makes nato countries g.c.c. it will motors accessories to him out of the kidnapping violation of international law. leading up to the hostage crisis western powers and their arab allies have been
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stepping up support for the syrian rebels arab league and ministers have a decided to lead member states on the n.t. government find is but some states like germany have surprisingly warned against sending weapons to the militant opposition say it would only brought in the conflict alive knology son tom has shown that quite an unexpected move from germany isn't it certainly change in rhetoric change in tactics if you will and you have to understand the full situation europe in general they are very interested in helping the syrian opposition but they can't exactly agree on how to do it for example the u.k. and france they both want to provide military support and training for the rebels in syria this is something that germany is against in fact they have not signed on to this and germany is seen by many as the chief policymaker in the european union now they have warned against providing military support and providing arms specifically citing a variety of things number one german intelligence saying that al qaeda militant
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groups could be responsible for a majority of the terrorist activities inside syria they also even though nato has put a battery of patriot missiles on the turkey syrian border they don't want to. divide basically a proxy arms race in the region they also want to prevent this basically civil war from expanding into a regional conflict there saying that by providing weapons to the rebels these are all possibilities and it's something that they just are trying to steer clear from now the u.s. has recently abuse it it's apology to the rebels and says the. from the gulf states ah glowing to the right people what do you make of that well certainly the right people i guess that depends on which side of the conflict you are on but let's look at the support that the rebels are getting as of this moment and if you take a look at this graph you have the gulf states providing arms cache. training in some cases libya accused of putting arms and fighters into syria very
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interesting to see how this all plays out then you look at the united states they have vowed around sixty million dollars in money and non lethal aid now at this non-lethal aid that the syrian opposition is not exactly appreciative of in fact if you look at this video it's satirical in nature showing this disinfectant being used as a weapon to shoot at the syrian army and this is reportedly by syrian opposition making fun of the u.s. contribution which is supposed to be medical aid and non lethal supplies to the syrian opposition they're basically making this onion like a video saying they're not really for this concept but if you look at this. this conflict in general is already starting to expand outside the borders in fact if you look at the numbers two years that this has been going on a one million people estimated by the u.n. having fled the borders and then also seventy thousand reportedly killed so already
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something that the world is involved in and trying to prevent from getting bigger satirical but this is indeed a very serious situation in syria son thomas thank you very much for that. ride to egypt anger in egypt where the city of port side once again at be at peace and of the troubles the gyptian army and police as well go to control the city which has been plagued with under arrest and violence for for the day we report on that later in the program. the bolshoi ballet dancer suspected of masterminding an attack on his and to stick directories of facing twelve years in jail together with two others involved in the assault he is charged of causing grievous bodily harm at thursday's pretrial hearing in a moscow accord to pawel dmitri chang goes said he did order the attack but didn't mean for his boss to be splashed with s.
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it is tom bought and has been following the scandal. 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 due to change 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
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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 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 puzzled dmitri chen co 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 puzzle 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 may also may have had something to do with this fall out which resulted in this acid being thrown in sergei
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filin space the trials will take its time to unravel 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. entertainment correspondent martin andrews told my colleague matt tries that about the idea to live on this day. in the front of a three if 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 a mosque and with the mets and the skull and they all want to be at the top of their game and tensions are always high in fraud and this is the first time we've had these sort of things happen right well this is certainly
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a very severe there but other kind of scandals well there 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 that. she was actually said that she was threatened by various people and she she actually went over to her fear of her life in fear of that it would escalate these tensions between the actual 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 cloud that's absolutely what is life with the black swan films a lot of the portman 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 it's sometimes it can seem like a wonderful place to work but they reality is somewhat different. still to come
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here on our see we examine venezuela's upcoming political transition after the death of his charismatic leader. also an aide breaking with tradition more british soldiers are shunning the mainstream parties opting instead for alternatives we take a closer look at the trying to shore after this break. sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else other part of it and realized everything you thought you knew. i'm sorry welcome to the big picture.
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welcome back you're watching our team in egypt to the no sign of call for days of continual all break the violence protesters have started to fly is in the streets.
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battle security forces and a challenge to the state's authority they demanding the release of prisoners six people including three police men have been killed erupted three days ago art has caused one in bell true has the latest. the battles raged through the night said largely focused around these key buildings these key government buildings in poor sayit with protesters hurling mona talks to security forces the army again to try to intervene to assist the police force haven't been able to quell the dissent that is all i had to offer saturday's very contentious breivik in the police are you but disaster is not going to last february basically we're going to see the verdict on the final defendants in this trial imports are either very angry as turn to be was sentenced to death in the first round of this verdict we have the second round coming up with a lot of dissent we go 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 port side all
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these five days of fighting on the streets they replace him with the deputy also president mohamed morsi is reportedly being mumming are you for a minute taking on the police i need out of a draw at least as i'm getting very much between protesters and the police themselves the police are actually very angry as well by saying there that the situation for them is extremely violent and of a bit of good working conditions eight thousand police officers are currently reported being on strike in sinai in suicide they are actually calling for the current minister of interior to to step down which is a lot of pressure on the current administration. correspondent is also reporting the latest details right from of the scene get updated by following her on twitter. you tweet me.
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venezuelans are paying their respects to the country's late leader charges he's 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 over the elections to be held in a month's time the field producer forty is a video agency ruptly has more. in caracas today is the streets a very 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 people are still very much
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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 as it 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 and that gap has been reduced because of a number of social programs that were brought in by hugo chavez thanks to be immense oil wealth that this country has and prior to. chavez came to power in one thousand nine hundred nine much of that oil wealth was obviously going into the pockets of a very small elite in venezuela. and which. 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
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eleven stream inequality obviously we know that there's going to be elections in the next thirty days and among business supporters who are the people who have been out in the streets today 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 for my family of sylvia bell a school you've been sentenced to one year in jail was convicted over the illegal publication of a wiretap phone call and a case related to a two thousand and five a banking scandal phyllis moen is already appealing another conviction and is also facing two other trials connected with text ford and painful sex with underage prostitutes the seventy six a year old is expected to appeal against this latest verdict and it remains free for the meantime. protesters outside the philippines embassy
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in kuala lumpur are demanding the arrest of a separatist leader newsgroups attempting to claim an area in malaysia thirty two real the separatists are to lose the gunmen have been killed in an ongoing crackdown on militant elements in the border neal region of sabbar just yesterday an airstrike followed by large scale ground operations the way it launched in an attempt to flush out of the insurgents tension is also mounting in the philippines were locals continued to protest against the leader's handling of the situation. can dot com the world's most renowned internet pirate can sue the new zealand foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him according to a court ruling a request was made his fly on him before the f.b.i. conducted raids on his home and offices is currently battling an extradition order to the u.s. on charges of online piracy and money laundering if convicted by an american court
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he faces up to twenty years in jail. the u.k. traditional political parties are losing supporters today in the mainstream rivals the conservatives suffered a major blow at the recent by election in the east the region. into third place by the u.k. independence party they were once described by prime minister david cameron as a quote bunch of fruit loonies and closet races and quote for the looks at the shifting shape 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 alternatives 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 as not looking. last week by election in eastley saw not three not four not five but
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full team different candidates of all shapes sizes and colors and all of them willing to take on the mainstream parties to recall government in britain. struck. to turn it from. parading this 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 is a big issue for many members of the german public puts can certainly be a hard bunch to please it used to be that fed up voters whipped through their backing behind the liberal democrats but not anymore. possibly for
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us as a party which is good but it doesn't mean the protests will have to go somewhere else and the none of the above par three hundred movement as you keep many of the parties using the sea change in public opinion is a blank canvas on which to stand there mark. a protest brought. it to. you kept 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 won 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 seat is quite another something few of the smaller parties have yet been able to day but with the general election not so far off and with
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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's not the picture of happiness right now. r.t. london the us is denying accusations it's behind deadly drone strikes in pakistan last month the same pakistan's own military could be to blame when the u.s. enjoying a virtual drone monopoly phantom anonymous trying some becoming a real problem for the nameless victims after the attacks artist marina reports. 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
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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 lending itself to the anonymity 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 the planet in terms of
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normalizing the use of drone attacks across international borders 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 we're not party. well drone strikes concerns have split the u.s. senator rand paul we get a filibuster on the floor of the u.s. capitol making a speech for more than eleven hours report and why he was trying to water the
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confirmation of the new cia director. and also a click away online that children suffer from the political games of grown ups a new u.n. report says palestinian boys were cruelly arrested interrogated and detained by the israeli army read more on that are. in a few minutes every malton is joined by max kaiser to discuss a decentralized digital currency which could help solve the world's economic woes in breaking the set.
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did any of you see 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 understand 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 are 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 wearing a rainbow wig and thawing while fighting for your rights doesn't seem to send the right message but that's just my opinion.
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