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the one count of coal weapons team resumes its probe in syria following criticism that its previous findings were a one sided and inconclusive. not pirates by the founders president putin says greenpeace activists broke international law when they tried to climb aboard an offshore platform to protest against drilling for oil in the arctic. and residents of a british colonial outpost in the atlantic are saying they're being ousted to make room for us military base.
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for panama scary watching r t. welcome to the program now u.n. inspectors are back in syria to investigate more cases of alleged chemical weapons use the team earlier concluded that nerve gas had been used on a large scale last month that reported did not assign blame but was still used by western powers build up a case against the syrian government russia called the u.n. findings inconclusive and one sided policy or has the latest. now the team was established by the un secretary general ban ki moon and it is being headed by swedish scientists dr kay sells from the convoy of a supply of united nations cause arrived at a central hotel in damascus shortly before midday on wednesday we understand that there are at least some eight u.n. investigators participating in this investigation the team was in syria last month and in a report that was handed to the united nations on the sixteenth of september it
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concluded that it had a clear and convincing evidence that seven gas had been used in an attack on the twenty first of august in the suburbs of damascus in which hundreds of people were killed not up to cells from has said that f. appalled was an initial finding it is an initial document and that their purpose now is to look into other allegations we do expected to examine some thirteen to fourteen attacks that took place inside syria during this thirteen month conflict the team does say that it hopes to position to its final findings addressing all of these accusations possibly by the end of october now there has been criticism as to the fact that the team candle cannot conclude whether or not chemical gas was used but it's not going to be able to say who was behind these chemical attacks and indeed this is not one of the missions of this particular investigation moscow has also pointed out that u.n. inspectors ignored evidence that was handed to them by syria it was handed to them
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secretly and that this evidence was ignored as a result of russia saying that this initial report was biased and needs reinvestigation. now the syrian conflict is also a key focal point of discussions at the ongoing un general assembly the president of neighboring iran stood up to call for a peaceful solution some rouhani also took the chance to stress how he's country's people are suffering under why he called violent western sanctions and read the rate of iran's readiness to negotiate over its peaceful nuclear program and he said now has more from new york and his debut speech at the u.n. iranian president hassan rouhani stressed iran is not a threat but made to be won by other countries to promote interests in the region he said no military solution is acceptable in the region and the syrian crisis is a result of external influence to change regional order and rouhani talked about how people in the world are tired of wars and violence and how moderation is needed
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he added that iran is ready to cooperate he once again said iran is not seeking nuclear weapons and is ready to help quell concern over its peaceful nuclear program battle of. iran's nuclear program and for about matter that of all other countries must pursue exclusively peaceful purposes nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in iran security in defense doctrine and contradict their fundamental religious and ethical convictions. as expected he had a much softer tone than his predecessor but the israeli delegation was not present for rowhani speech in fact in an interview after his speech he did talk about the holocaust saying that it was a horrible crime against jewish people much different kind of rhetoric than we heard. from. in his speeches at the u.n. the u.s.
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was present for the speech a lot of hope of course that this week could see a reset of u.s. you grown relations no direct exchange between the president but the highest level meeting since one thousand nine hundred seventy nine will be held as of now on thursday between foreign ministers now on the sidelines russia and the u.s. continue their work to try and find consensus on syria sergey lavrov and john kerry confirmed the meeting was constructive love rove says there is a mutual understanding that the next step is to move forward with the geneva two format but the u.s. is now pushing for a stronger u.n. resolution on syria that would call for the use of force if it doesn't comply with plans to get rid of syrian chemical weapons russia is very wary of any kind of mention of force in resolutions because it believes it counters hampers diplomatic efforts and also wants to push for all chemical weapons on both sides both the
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government and the rebels to be destroyed the u.s. pointed out it will still act to protect its interests in the mideast in fact obama in his u.n. speech said the u.s. is prepared to use all elements of power including military force to secure these core interests in the region and that's not a very good sign for diplomacy. roch obama used his u.n. speech to reiterate washington's wish to see regime change in syria anti-war activists brian backer believes that despite the diplomatic tango western powers remain committed to military intervention. but the united states and what france are trying to do at the security council is to bully russia and china in order to get wording into that resolution that would authorize them to carry out military action under the rubric of the united nations but clearly the obama administration says it has the authority to act unilaterally but it would like to have some sort of shield or at least
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a mask for that sort of unilateral operation chemical weapons in this instance are a pretext for an escalating intervention the obama administration's hand it's been stayed because of global opposition including massive domestic opposition in the united states they're strong they're trying to come back but they're in a weakened position right now it's a double standard it's hypocrisy the united states is trying to bully the u.n. security council to do what it really wants to do which is to escalate the conflict in syria to overthrow their government and we are closely following what's happening at the general assam and it's all lined out for you online listen to the world leaders speeches and more at home. now thirty arrested greenpeace activists are in temporary custody after being questioned by russian authorities campaigners face piracy charges and up to fifteen years in prison for trying to storm and it will plant for him to protest against drilling in the arctic president putin brought up the incident at the international arctic form
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now reports. environmental security in the arctic is what this forum is all about and it's widely understood that the arctic itself is quite a fragile system and any misuse any accidents there would lead to major consequences and last week's incidents with the group of greenpeace activists who tried to board the floating oil platform in the north of russian were detained was also talked about here and according to the president clearly the activists are not pirates but they still violated the law and. it would be better if greenpeace representative sat with us together in this whole show and told us what they think about the problems we're discussing they could state their complaints demands and concerns no one is trying to brush them aside would gather for meetings like this specifically to discuss such problems it's obvious they are not pirates but they tried to storm the platform our security forces and border troops did not know who
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exactly was trying to seize the platform under the greenpeace guys it's obvious these people by later international law by coming dangerously close to the platform . according to investigators by attempting to board the floating platform the activist didn't only put at risk the a lives of its workers but also created death threats to the environment they are currently being kept at a detention center in the northern russian city of moore and they are waiting for official charges first it was believed that they may be charged with piracy or even terrorism but now we're getting reports that the charges may be softer it's the third time that russia is organizing this forum and currently it's taking place in . the only city located exactly on the arctic circle around four hundred exports of gathered here from across the world we've heard from the presidents of
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russia finland iceland and. representative of the arctic council all talking about environmental issues and environmental security of the arctic in general like i said it's widely understood that any misuse or accidents will lead to severe consequences which the future generations will have to deal with that's why according to president putin only companies with experience working in the arctic and the financial resources to do it properly have to be allowed to develop energy they're not only about current energy projects and future energy projects but also about cleaning up the heritage of the cold war era like abandoned military bases military hardware tens of thousands of barrels with oil which are still there left not only by the soviet union but by the united states and canada and it's also widely understood here that it's not only the responsibility of one country to clean that up but really the responsibility of the international community. as
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world power is teaming up to discuss how to better protect the arctic psychology dispute over its massive oil and gas fields are definitely heating up it also includes the potential threat of countries increasing their military presence in the region as the fans aspart simon was a man explained to us earlier. to talk about. their territorial claims to talk about behavior that dexie call prates and certain types of search and rescue and those kind of things but it's still that you have an area which explained by by two or more countries where both countries are more than two countries are patrolling sending ships or aircraft and when they meet each other it's always a little bit tricky what are you going to do how much do you take from the other side and something can actually go wrong the risk clearly on an increasing trend on the five countries to increase their presence to military presence in the arctic
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. and more from r t after the break including how the olympic flame is set for the very high challenge. to boldly go on a unique torch track will see where the such a games flame will be happening in just a few minutes don't go away. panda with jobs is a record short supply the french are looking for affordable ways to keep busy while they want wait for work and learn about their classic solution in just a couple minutes here on our to. speak your language you. will use programs and documentaries in arabic it's
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welcome back this is our to our tiny remnant of the british empire in the middle of the atlantic ascension island used to be home to barely a thousand people but even their dwindling numbers are in jeopardy now this remote dot is ascension island sixteen hundred kilometers from africa and twenty two hundred kilometers from brazil historically a safe haven for marina and it's now being dominated by u.s. military base and some residents are crying out for help parties laura smith reports. it's a tiny island in the mid atlantic made of volcanic rock and covered in pitch and but to eight hundred people it's home but now the story of ascension island. the big and the diego garcia the british and indian ocean islands whose inhabitants
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were forced to leave to make way for a u.s. base despite having lived through generations islanders accuse the governments of. families who've been there for more than a century ten years ago when all the difference person was promising democratic institutions for the islands a legal right to live and to own property it wanted a viable community that but today the population is already decreased by a war with communities replaced by contract work because retired or unemployed people eighteen have to leave and the similarities with diego garcia and the dominant feature on the island is you guessed it an american base heavily used during president obama's recent trip to africa there are also satellites and submarine tracking stations and one of the now infamous listening posts run by.
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the british government now conveniently insists ascension has no indigenous population and many residents believe they intend to evacuate the island completely and abandon it to the americans from the dreams of a permanent home they had a decade ago. to haul in the special relationship. david lenses family originates from the island and he says it's rages that british citizens could be forced out on the whim of the u.s. military. i have been there several times and as i say most most people on ascension out of our sense of indian origin in my family seven years ago i was born there there is a very very strong sense that ascension of his being one might almost say starve to death and there is a precarious kind of political representation there is the absence of guaranteed property rights or indeed a very much property rights at all people are born they have people to live their entire working lives their people do wish to retire there but cannot do so may not
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do so is not permitted this it is this is because once we think there's any serious doubt because of pressure from the american base which is largely intelligence related and it is a serious question to be asked about why on british territory british citizens living there these are full british passport holders of why these people are being treated like this for the sake of a station with a base which is almost certain you might know more of the details of this in fact engaged in the activities that have been such a huge global story in terms of spying on pretty much everyone but that is happening on british not american territory and a british population there is being mistreated. the u.s. drone fleet has just been expanded with a new supersonic addition as you can learn on our web site unmanned operations can now take your down at the speed of sound or even faster after an engineering upgrade was applied to
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a retired absent steam had online for more details and beijing plans to and its internet censorship although only for twenty eight's where kilometers of territory that are to a column will tell you where china's tiny waist is of web freedom will be. right to see. first street. and i would think the church. on our reporters would. instantly. be in the. now with a record number of people currently out of work in france manny would like to sit out the slum by heading back to school but the classrooms proving costly and few returning students can afford it assessor cilia reports. the point of view of six
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million unemployed youth as been well documented to date in france it's above twenty six percent and in deprived there isn't but concrete it can go as high as forty percent the chances of getting a job are so slim some have opted to go back to school but even that is proving to be problematic as students fall back to university campuses like this one for another academic year student unions are sounding the alarm over the cost of funding one year of study away from their parental home they say they'll have to shell out between ten thousand five hundred euros and fifteen thousand five hundred each year a very steep price they say in addition to what they see as a bleak future ahead of them. today the students from working classes have less possibility to access university education because of costs the university tuition fees are not very high but the cost of living is very high returning to university
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this year is going to be difficult because all the fixed prices of food health what we call mandatory fees for social security all of it is going up in the month of september for the new school year he says is once again synonymous with sacrifice and financial hardship something that is all too familiar with a working student completing her degree of theater her story is not uncommon finding herself in a vicious circle of puts it trying to recruit someone there to me i'm an optimist but it's so complicated to think about my status and at the same time having to work you have to find a job but even if you find one there is no stable salary without a stable salary you can't rent a room it's not such an extreme idea that one day you'll end up on the streets there are public soon accommodation but never enough to meet demand government funding the number of public housing doubled by twenty twenty but does little to
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ease the present burden of an already lost in general. there's a bit of good news though the budget for student scholarships has been increased to one hundred eighteen million euros starting this month which student unions hope with me better university access and experience some of the country's poorest. and for many heading into higher education that extra cash is vital to allow them to make the most of their studies and if many students get part time jobs to pay for their education that's ok if they want less than twelve hours week but any more the education suffers from this is experiencing an economic crisis and we need to have more graduates for the future it's urgent that the public power has acknowledged the problem before it becomes catastrophic assuming one does not and should get an education it goes back to the question of managing to do something with it getting a job when there are no any tests are so you are to paris now more of the world's main news for you right now
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a powerful earthquake in southwest pakistan is now known to have killed more than three hundred twenty people it struck in a remote mountainous area causing hundreds of houses to collapse thousands of people have had to span the night in the open tremors were even felt hundreds of kilometers to the east in the indian capital of new delhi. kenya is mourning the victims of the westgate mall hostage crisis of the country's worst terrorist attack in fifteen years president kenyatta says sixty seven people have died but the number is expected to rise as troops clear the shopping center five members of the islam is group were killed during the standoff eleven others are in custody authorities are looking into unconfirmed reports that several americans and a british citizen were among the al qaeda linked insurgents behind the atrocity. durandal rains caused by typhoon assadi have hit central china after earlier
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slamming into the southern coast at least twenty nine people have died and over half a million other is relegated to safety the storm forced hundreds of flights to be cancelled and a major shipping line had to be closed and weather is estimated to inflict damage cost at around three billion dollars. now the olympic torch usually gets chantel jog around the events latest host country before the games start but for such a it's going into hyperdrive for a world wide track at more than twenty eight thousand kilometers an hour of scott reports from outside the baikonur cosmodrome to explain how. the russian cosmonauts coach of and resent ski along with american astronaut mike hopkins the trio are about to embark on the thirty seventh expedition to the
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international space station but along with carrying out the usual array of hundreds of scientific and medical experiments resound skin culture of have one more unusual task to perform in november now become the first people in history to carry the olympic torch into open space. it's at the correct use of community will make it as beautiful and spectacular as we can we want to make it memorable millions of people around the world will be able to see us at work and see what we do you'll be able to see the outside of the eye assess with earth in the background we aim to make it a visual spectacle but we don't want to give you all the details just yet the torch will follow the crew to the i assess on a specially branded rocket once the russians have taken it on its unprecedented space walk it will head back to earth with returning crewmembers ready to continue its relay across russia. starting in moscow in early october where the torch is to travel sixty five thousand kilometers around the country and will be carried by
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fourteen thousand berries two of which will be on the i assess although it won't be late twenty's and skiing cultural got their hands on it the very same toss will be used to light the cauldron during the games opening ceremony in february the crew of expedition thirty seven a relatively inexperienced only commander cults of has been to space before and he's providing a reassuring presence for the newest members of the space community but i'd also like to say i feel very competent and part of that comes from our commander who's obviously very experienced tubes in the spacecraft but as you can see here in the press conference as well always has a calming presence after launch the soyuz spacecraft is set to orbit the earth four times before docking with the eye assess the entire journey taking just around six hours the crew set to remain on board until late march michael fossum who returned from the i s s two years ago and one day hopes to go back and explains what they can expect i'm very excited for my concern again as they as they look forward to
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their first flight they have dreamed about this like all of us relief from the time of childhood and now they're preparing to live that dream they're a little nervous they're a little excited and they're professionals they're looking forward to doing the job for which they've trained for many years while following the final preparations in the testing center behind me the rocket has now embarked on its journey to the launch pad and although this train track is only five kilometers long the journey has taken around two hours this is done a walking pace as not to damage the technical equipment inside and although all does look set there's plenty more final preparations to be done in the few hours ahead of launch. some of those preparations include cooling the rocket with nitrogen to minus two hundred seventy degrees to stabilize and keep the four hundred tons of fuel cool so that come the early hours of thursday morning this rocket can deliver the eye assess its recruits pull scott by control.
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and regulus that is next with abby martin. well in the new alarming a lot of these policies i'm sure you don't. pleasure to have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher.
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wealthy british scientists it's time to write in the front. of the. market why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy cars read watch. the show. welcome to break in the set i'm abby martin so this past july was the height of the get mobile hunger strike where one hundred six of the hundred sixty six detainees were starving themselves to protest their indefinite detention if it with more than half the prisoners taken such a drastic measure of old media so large they are largely ignored their plight of the past few months the number of hunger strikers has steadily dropped just yesterday get my military officials affectively declared the strike to be over the
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military said it will stop issuing daily reports on a number of these protesters since only a core group of one thousand of them remain striking now considering how the response of a strike was force feeding the inmates is it any wonder why so many of them have given up as i demonstrate on this show force feeding is torture and a complete non. violation of human rights going through this excruciating experience and day after day after day is unimaginable but just because so many detainees have reached the absolute limit of human suffering doesn't mean we should pay any less attention to the crimes occurring at the shadow prison just a few hundred miles from our shores. the of the of. the times they are very hard to take a. look at you ever had sex with her right there.

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