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i am. rebels have received an ancient christian village in syria with panic residents are unable to flee and desperately calling on the army for help. they too at the g. twenty follows all the intense a serious debate which saw a deep divide over america's war plan without new information. and a national in security agencies how britain and the us to have been waging an undercover war on the internet encryption and digital scrambling as fresh leaks a show they can hack into even the most protected systems.
if you just joined us a very warm welcome to you this is already here with three to one with a top top story now. al qaeda linked to rebels have attacked a christian a village in syria home to one of the world's oldest monasteries army has secured much of the township but residents say radical opposition fighters have seize a nearby hills and are firing indiscriminately out of the community and our correspondent in damascus maria for national reports. i tried to go to my little village shortly after we heard that the clashes erupted there and it's just one hour drive from damascus north of the capital but we were stopped by the army and warned that it could be a one way ticket because first of all the road from damascus to milo is not safe but even if we're lucky enough to get. to the village the clashes still continue there and the raw are still some snipers who are active on the ground so the situation is very dangerous so it's better not to go there as we were told we're
hearing that the fighting is between the army and the militants mostly from. al qaeda affiliated groups fighting here in syria. against the regime of bashar assad but mostly for their own radical islamic state it's known it's believed to be the vast armed the most successful and at the same time the most aggressive opposition force here in syria and it's listed as a terrorist organization by the you when u.s. and some other members of the international community and we can see that the tactics were also. very similar to those that terrorists all around the world use we know that. early on wednesday. suicide bomber struck a checkpoint at the entrance of my little village and after a car exploded at the checkpoint the militants of just stormed into and we have
online and i hope you can see it right now showing the rebels. the city and residents have been telling media that the same day the militants managed to take over a mountain top sophia hotel and they've been firing from. poor into what we know is that a village is a very special play. not only speaking. in terms of syrian reality but internationalist pecan it is home to an orthodox trying for century catholic church and dozens of more sex so it's a religious heritage is very soul that it was protected by the government and it was what we saw during this crisis respected by the rebels but after this recent attack of course the whole christian community not only here in syria but all over the world was shaken and let's not listen to one another.
managed to speak from latoya care what she says about the situation and about the fears of the christian minority here in syria. and here how can the international community ignore the brutal killing spree in the early on august the fifth and the target affected five hundred people including children women and older people in the villages trevor they massacred all the residents and burned down the houses in another village almost all of the thirty seven locals were killed only ten people were able to escape twelve alawite villages were subjected to this horrendous attack it was a true slaughter house people were mutilated and beheaded there is even a video that shows a girl being dismembered alive with a so. well it's worth to mention that malula has very troubled neighbors another village of brood center of smuggling here in syria just twenty
minutes drive from my little homes the city known as the percent of the question is one hundred kilometers away from lula but we are hearing from some free syrian army members that from some opposition members that the idea of attacking this village was to clear the road from the city of homs in central city road to damascus because this religion was the only one not taken not. just by the rebels but these are just rumors it's very hard to confirm. another day of intensive brainstorming isabel to get going at the g twenty summit in st petersburg it's a fresh chance to try and see some common ground after day one for the syrian crisis spit leaders of the world's top economies into two rival camps.
right around half of the g. twenty members are said no to america's intention to strike syria without the u.s. go ahead washington accuses damascus of using chemical weapons in the more than two year long war but it's all humans fail to convince all love to st petersburg for the details with our g.'s. let's say you know a lot of us knew that syria was going to be the talking point really it wasn't on the agenda but it still made it on to the how have you you know how that is gushing has been playing out with the leaders there at the g. twenty summit. it seems the word unprecedented is written all over this g. twenty summit it is unprecedented that the leaders of the united states and russia have no official meetings during this summit is unprecedented that the leader of the host nation says that a political and diplomatic issue must be included into the agenda of economic summit and it's also greece attended that the goal of dinner last night which is
usually about enjoying the dinner having a course of business talk among themselves the world leaders or obviously involved in discussions about syria this is something we have received as a confirmation from the spokesperson of the russian president who said indeed that they will just talk mostly about syria and the last for more than five hours that is twice longer that was originally expected so obviously there was some heated debate inside the constancy of the palace we of course know nothing and of what exactly was said at the table because there were no cameras there it was strictly behind closed doors dana but we do know from mr biscoe from the spokesperson of putin that the countries where it's split the g twenty countries were split in their opinions on the syrian conflict the fact that the special envoy u.n. envoy mr brahimi took an emergency flight just and biggest group to discuss the syrian conflict yet again indicates how important this issue has been at the g twenty summit which again i say was meant to be purely about the economic issues of
the global economy what do we know about who and who is then who is against the intervention that america wants to lead. well we can now base this on several statements coming from the g twenty countries as i said no official statement joint statement has come out so far but we can actually distinguish who belongs to what camp now definitely the russian and the chinese stance on the syrian conflict hasn't changed the slightest indeed russia and china are strongly opposing the military action against syria china also pointed that this would lead to a serious blow for the global economy with oil prices rising potentially if the strike against syria happens also we do know that in the very same game there are germany and italy who did not openly say that they were there not supporting the strike but said they would not participate in a military action against syria if it happens also expecting that brazil and mexico
will join in with the opposing camp because they have soured relations with the u.s. provided the revelations of mr snowden about wiretapping of the two other ways and we have serious problems in the ties between the two countries right now and also we have statements from the un secretary-general ban ki moon who said that the geneva convention is absolutely necessary that is the only way to bring the syrian conflict to a peaceful resolution and is the only way we should be considered by all parties involved the same stance is shared by the head of the european commission just about all of that just as the chairman of the european council midst of on their own today they all said that the peaceful solution is the only way out and in fact this shows a certain schism within europe because seven european countries some of them are european union members including denmark romania creation turkey love to be of poland they also said that they are supporting the possible strike on syria just as
the canadian prime minister also said he would support such a strike obviously we're expecting a joint declaration from the g twenty countries at seven hundred local time but we already received information from the spokesperson. who said that there will be no single declaration on syria from the g twenty countries which once again shows that there's a lot of discord and a lot of disagreement at this summit in st petersburg. certainly sounds like the leaders are having a roller coaster ride there at the summit of a bridge that split campbell between for and against this proposal intervention by the u.s. that's there in this in petersburg for us of for the g. twenty summit. china says a strike against syria will not only violate the country's sovereignty but also be a disaster for the global economy the director for the center for arms control at china's institute of international studies al going to be joining stands to r.t.
china worse criticize in the in the pasta two and a half years since the very beginning of the syria crisis by their western countries i don't think you know about muslim issues in words very happy in the position or the you know the attitude taken by the chinese government to the u.n. security council you know we several resolutions proposed by the u.s. side and so i think this is our produce a boy in our foreign affairs our foreign policy diplomacy so we have a two week for the final result of the international inspection team the use of chemical weapons in syria. the us not only failed to get anywhere near a unanimous nod for its war plan for syria at the g twenty it's also struggling to
convince its own lawmakers and the public that the strike is necessary even usually staunch allies like britain's parliament pour cold water on prime ministers cameron's drive to help the americans now or do you say you got a piece of looks at whether there's actually enough proof to beg the bombing. the intelligence services of the u.s. france and britain have all presented reports suggesting it was the syrian authorities who used chemical weapons on august twenty first let's look at their arguments open source reports are presented among the key evidence by all three services instead of being tucked safely in their beds at home we shore rows of troops. lying side by side sprawled on a hospital floor open sources are actually videos on you tube and social networks this brings us to the second argument presented once again unilaterally its knowledge of previous chemical attacks allegedly conducted by the assad regime un
experts however still haven't been able to agree on whether or not chemical weapons were deployed during the conflict in syria and way which side now argument number three washington paris and london claim intensified fire in the area of the alleged attack is another sign the authorities were behind it this way they allegedly tried destroying the evidence now finally the fourth key argument presented by all three is that the rebels are simply incapable of using chemical weapons there is no credible intelligence or other evidence to substantiate the claims all the position of chemical weapons but your position earlier the un said it had evidence suggesting otherwise so it's pretty clear the arguments are completely the same but interestingly the reaction is the cause in these countries are not the governments amendment does not mention compelling evidence against president assad i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's
representatives in congress i'm waiting for an answer from cannot act on its own so as washington waits for congress paris for washington and london has dropped out altogether u.s. senators are set to make a decision on the issue next week. we know russia has presented findings from experts who looked into another chemical attack which killed twenty six people near aleppo in march their report suggests that rebel groups were behind the attack now here's why this shell carrying a substance was apparently similar to homemade devices previously made by rebel linked groups in addition of the shells detonator was what's normally use for standard chemical munitions the findings also indicate soil and shell samples containing the nerve agent sarin which was not of an industrial standard u.k. counterterrorism intelligence officer charles a shoe bridges says that it shatters the argument that the assad government
certainly has such weapons. the u.k. based opposition supporting body the syrian observatory for human rights commented that most of those killed in the attack it reported time were indeed syrian army soldiers which again would suggest either a that it was a syrian army accident or bay that the russian findings now tend to show or suggest is the case that in fact this was an attack carried out by syria's rebels but it doesn't suit the agenda and the narrative put out by britain and the u.s. and france in its intelligence assessments the only really evidence in inverted commas that is being put forward to support this strike possibly on syria is that syria's rebels cannot and do not have the capability to produce chemical weapons and therefore could not have been responsible for the attack did russian report the detail it's contained in that point towards syria rebel use rather than syrian military use possibly. by some estimates
a punitive bombing attack against syria it will set the us back twenty billion dollars but arab monarchs and see a way out of a offering to pick up the tab for washington and finance the entire operation otherwise for them it means they're relying on radicals in syria to do what the americans want i mean about my has more on the gulf. u.s. secretary of state john kerry told lawmakers that if washington carries out a military attack against damascus on its own some arab countries have proposed to foot the bill for the entire operation america's top diplomat says the all for is currently on the table so in theory of a u.s. missile strike and being funded by arab countries an offer that kerry secretary kerry says is on the table this essentially means that the u.s. military will be working as a contractor or a mercenary force or lock in order if you will for its arab partners mr kerry told
us representatives that being militarily bankrolled by arab countries is not in the cards and it's not an option the obama administration is currently considering but some ask why would the secretary of state speak publicly about the proposal if it wasn't being considered a valuable offer and also on wednesday the secretary of state also warned us representatives that a lack of military action against the government of bashar al assad could fuel extremist fighters secretary kerry said that if the u.s. doesn't strike syria then countries that countries funding the opposition such as saudi arabia and qatar which are america's allies will begin giving more money to extremist fighters so going by this rationale this means that the u.s. must strike syria to prevent its own allies from strengthening radical rebels clearly what we see is that many countries have their own agenda that are playing
a role in this ongoing syrian crisis. holding the little bag of the u.s. envoy to the united nations along tirade against russia for refusing to back washington's plans for syria take a listen. there is no viable path forward in the security council the system has protected the prerogatives of russia russia continues to hold the council hostage and sure its international responsibilities including as a party to the chemical weapons convention. friday is another day of intense a brainstorming is about to get going at the g. twenty summit in st petersburg it's a fresh chance to try and seek some common ground after day one saw the syrian crisis split the leaders of the world's top economies into two why of all caps not believe these are live pictures coming from st petersburg now where president putin
is speaking to open the talks today. we did that upon your request upon the associations of employers and trade unions we had held their regular consultations thorley started the recommendations of g two out of business twenty and labor twenty and the suggestions that we have drafted. to can to call and. the proposals voiced by you during those discussions led me specifically to world upon two topics which we will be discussing with our colleagues. virtual in an hour with the leaders of g twenty member countries we are waiting for to our colleagues coming. chancer all of germany and the prime minister of great britain yesterday we finished very late at night iran to syria to so please excuse us if we are not fully
represented here we concur with your estimates that increase direct investment let me. pass to this substantive part of our meeting in order to increase direct investment and cross border infrastructure investment that haven't got back to their pre-crisis levels of march still has to be done and we need to tackle the tasks of. securing free movement of capital and also provide conditions for war project. oh profitable prospects the global demand for long term investment is growing at the same time the boosting your private investment is. president of let him lead a person of a delivery his said day to opening speech at the g. twenty summit in st petersburg not to carry on a watching it had to dot com which is streaming it live right now for you and we'll
of course when you know more details from our correspondents on scene in a couple of us with this. summit for a showdown as g twenty leaders meet in st petersburg top of the agenda is obama's drive to strike syria his coalition of the willing is weak and divided with vladimir putin staunchly against any military strike will this summit be remembered as the last step before still another disastrous western intervention in the arab world. oh. that's.
right see. first strike. and i think you're. on our reporter's twitter. instagram. welcome. thank you watching our team an army of supercomputer is covered to work with internet companies and technical trickery this is the force that allowed america's n.s.a. and bridges g c h q to crack into any encrypted system they wanted to get access to the sensitive personal data of millions of users now if the murders are from of the latest edward snowden leaked which says online banking and even medical records
have apparently been breached chris the kids who established an encrypted secure service says it's alarming who can potentially get their hands on such information . it's not only industrial espionage think about the value of you know how many people have access to this huge treasure trove of data there are one point four million people in the u.s. you have top secret clearances are all those people engines i don't think so so you have the issue of who has access to this data and mr snowden was able to get quite a bit of it so you know he sees obviously he's not alone there are at least thousand to probably tens of thousands of other people who do it was valuable for for political blackmail it's hugely valuable if you had all these private conversations from a political opponent think what you can do you win every election this is basically something that's completely worldwide and you know you should assume that it's anywhere if you're anywhere in the world and you're using something electronic that someone is looking. workers at the world's largest retailer are lashing out at you
a supermarket giant wal-mart says the plan is the biggest the private employer but stock says that they need a decent minimum wage somewhere rested and ready we've got their story at our t. dot com. and russia will host a wonderful olympics the words of the i.o.c. president he's given the small cheap preparation his wholehearted seal of approval on our website our excitement over the winter games is heating up. getting a mug shot and your fingerprints are taken usually means you've been up to no good in israel though it's been used to combat id fought but not everyone's happy that the government's planning to hold biometric in for an every citizen is a middle east correspondent policy or. for sixty days your of my every move was watched by the names of fifty cameras and the eyes of complex fans of israel's
version of big brother contestants of the hit show often complain it feels like their lives are owned by the viewers but for your that really happened after beating the house when his identity was stolen. a couple of weeks ago i received a phone call from the police at first i thought i was being pranked but then i realised it was very real they'd arrest somebody who'd been stealing ideas he'd also stolen mine and opened many bank accounts with it a week later i received a letter from a company asking me to pay thousands of shekels and it's exactly because of like this that television says it wants to pull out all the stops to protect its citizens but many complain it's now going a step too far the technology is nothing new you put your finger here and then you look into this camera and it all gets recorded but what has people up in arms is the fact that all this information is going to be recorded in one governmental database that may not be one hundred percent secure the cost in privacy terms and
in financial terms of giving your finger and your face to the government is too heavy it creates a risk a risk that the database will leak or be used against you by corrupt individuals or corrupt civil servants the to your pilot is asking citizens to voluntarily scan their faces and fingerprints once the information is collected it will be accessible without a court order to the police army and security forces when there is a court order the entire daughter base could then be transferred to other agencies including foreign bodies the film which was. nineteen eighty-four is ancient history compared to this there is another side five book called my name is legion in the book all of the people were categorized by the government we are getting closer to the future if not in this generation than in the next one baby's d.n.a. could be taken upon birth. if successful the national biometric database will become compulsory. every person who uses facebook or
social networks gives away biometric information we're tired in those photos we give away our locations we give our biometric information to private companies and no one thinks it's a big deal for some reason there's a bad reaction when it's the state that the state will use the information to protect us so we need to take this into consideration. but even you have who thought nothing about having dozens of cameras follow his every move in the big brother house is against it. i don't know who will see this information how it will be used the government will know everything about me and where i am. something many argue is already the reality you don't need to be in the big brother house to live in a big brother world policy or r t c on israel let's look at some more international headlines the pitch battles of working out in the chilean capital after tens of
thousands of students marched in demanding universal education there's at least three protesters were wounded and more than fifty arrested as police use water cannon to disperse the crowds in santiago students have been holding large rallies for two years calling for chile's expensive education system to be made free. a u.s. drone strike near town on pakistan's border with afghanistan has killed at least seven suspected militants pakistan's intelligence officials are saying missiles had a sprawling compound used as a hideout by terrorists america's drone program has resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths in recent years raising considerable tension with islamabad. coming up in speed to live out of gas a wrestle a mall world if in costa. iraq
afghanistan the balkans somalia haiti libya yemen and so on and so on the list of engagements and airstrikes by post cold war nato just keeps getting longer and now it looks like it's serious turn a lot of people have written me asking me to predict what is going to happen next which for me is a possible i'm not good at predicting the future but i can say is that we are living in a very tense moment in history many argue that the u.s. economy with its unfathomable debt is really propped up by war and the petro dollar so if the u.s. backs down here what could be the beginning of the end for the world's only hyper power but if they do attack syria there will probably be some sort of reaction from iran russia and china if you haven't noticed nato has been trying to encircled these nations and in russian internet conspiracy land a lot of people are saying that russia is next you see if there is no resistance in syria that one.