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town sure runs high in the protests blocked ukrainian capital as riot police gather at the barricades met by the opposition also pledged to stand by. the bahraini government steps up its legal climb down on pro reform activists as the number of those arrested edges closer to the story thousand mom. and david cameron takes workers to board launching an inquiry into an oil plan to try to include louise inflated and dry and a rat outside the home of a senior manager to protest against his fear shrewdness.
international news and common life from moscow you're watching all seem to national with me you know thanks for joining us on to government protesters in the ukrainian capital are bracing themselves for what they fear will be a crackdown by riot police reinforcements to the security forces have approached the activist a makeshift camps in the center of kiev and. is there for us right now hi there paul so the situation from here looks pretty tense what's happening there. well there is an air of uncertainty hanging over central kiev right now as the protests behind me continue peacefully on the fringes of the square right place have arrived i've just been around three hundred yards behind me to my right to the blockade and i saw around one hundred rightly so have taken up position that now at the moment it's unclear why they have a right but there are
a couple of theories bandied around the square at the moment being mentioned by the opposition the first one is that the police have come to form their own blockade effectively starving the protesters inside the camp of their supply chain of their food that we are in close and that therefore i would accept another theory possibly being mentioned by the opposition is that they have come to reclaim the city administrative building which has been used as a makeshift headquarters for the opposition if they did that they'd have to take it by force because the opposition the protesters say that they are ready to defend their position but they also say they are ready for dialogue now one high profile opposition leader heavyweight boxing world champion vitali klitschko has been to the blockade a few moments ago to speak to the police he's urging them not to carry out what he's calling illegal orders and he fears or he feels that the police is presence here is a psychological ploy for the for the protestors and is urging them not to react to this provocation for the moment we are simply waiting to see what happens next
now the opposition are urging the protest on the protesters to remain peaceful but on sunday a faction of the opposition faction of mass opposition carrying nationalistic flags tore down the statue of lenin here in the center of kiev as my colleague arena ghoulish to records. when toppled and smashed the statue of one revolutionary has fallen victim to a new generation of mary's they call him the ultimate evil. but somehow take their cue from his methods as lenin did a hundred years before them protesters in kiev have captured a barricade of a handful of civic buildings. right now the scene there is a mix of a refugee camp a gypsy village a hippie hangout. and a rock concert with a whole lot of political slogans thrown in. this is what ukraine opposition calls
a revolution others though have a different name for it we've seen things happening in ukraine we see the storming of government buildings you see violence we see. all those being used trash away into government buildings if this was happening in britain it is happening in front of his back again and then of course these people would be denounced as rioters. maybe giving very stiff resistance to the poses deford's or getting a financial helping hand from contributors who drop cash into special collection box that has been set up and security is provided by this so-called revolutionary guard youth in masks and helmets whose job is to ward off hostile forces from the gates of the citadel the movement has been blocking the heart of the city and its major thorold there for two weeks now. you're with us those who incite you to blockade the catheter the ministers are absolutely reckless irresponsible people the ministry of finance is in this building the ministry responsible for paying
wages to all of ukraine stop and think teachers salaries doctors pay mergence the services they all depend on the continued functioning of this government. to no avail protest leaders are certain this paralysis is the right way to go in order to reach their glorious goal you see a pattern here of of escalation and provocation a very large public provocation a few nights ago and they were using chains and tractors and of course the police as police do everywhere reacted with violence what would happen of so. drove a tractor and tried to drive it into the white house lawn you're going to tell me that there wouldn't be violence against the hundred thousand people trying to break into the white house this is one of the latest protests organized by the state prosecutor's office here in kiev where people have staged a sit in l.a. i'm and a tent city so those who came in to work today had to literally step over protesters in order to get to their jobs exercising their rights to go to work just as people
here are taking up their right to rally but they feel they aren't being seen as equal by the opposition leaders or by western officials in those girls r.t. key of. and as a reader was saying that tensions in central kiev are being stoked on social networks where all sorts of theories are being posted and here's some of the rumors that preceded sunday's mass rally the most widespread messages were about the authorities planning a violent dispersal of projects using special forces pulled into the capital from other regions the speculation was fueled further by reports that tongues are on the way another widespread theory that's been circulating for the past week is that the authorities were about to introduce a state of emergency that none of those rumors came true but modern history professor mark almond says it's wrong to underestimate the danger of rumors like
this. there is a through a rumor mill to create a heightened sense of tension in the law those who remember those so-called orange revolution in two thousand and four will remember we were told then that the russian spetznaz special forces lurking in the woods and they weren't nothing happened so we're seeing a kind of propaganda war psychological war taking place using these rumors of both domestically and even foreign interference whilst at the same time the very western media and western governments who said. weakly ignore the evidence of the room involvement in supporting the opposition providing technical training camps providing financial and other forms of assistance providing a media platform for them and so on. ukraine's process have changed from being pro e.u. demonstrations and are now mostly anti government but they remain the focus of attention for european politicians and not arm and told as well securing many of
them to independence square that first of all we see a parade of losers coming to care for the rest of all of the german foreign minister's party was annihilated in the recent german version it lost all the seats kaczynski the former polish prime minister is a loser. saakashvili the president of georgia reviled by the population for his tower to the portrait of persons coming because it gives them a sense of self-importance but also they're coming because the western pass and. your progression in brussels mater and so on see ukraine as a key strategic factor they want to crane to be under the thumb of nato because they are deeply hostile to russia. and poland based political and financial commentator patrick young believes e.u. politicians are using the ukrainian opposition for their own domestic purposes m.e.p. as members of the european parliament are terrified that they're about to be outflanked
by to european forces in elections in four or five months time therefore they're doing anything to try and get a tinge of popularity and of course the way they do that in the socialist european superstate of the e.u. is try and be seen around liberal demonstrators at all times because it kind of inflates their ok credentials of looking like hippy liberals the truth is they have no coherent concept of why or what they could do with ukraine and in fact the worst thing that could happen in many senses is that you korean knowledge signs this economic do because if it did a live free movement of labor it would be chaos for europe as usual the european union a super state of humbug and hypocrisy. and we're of course following the developments in the ukrainian capital and online and also on our website dot com you can find the most dramatic photos and videos from the ongoing projects that.
bahrain's thrown another group of activists including minors behind bars bringing the total number of those arrests of this month alone to twenty eight protesters say in recent months the government's crackdown has become unsufferable the bahraini people struggle for reform goes back almost three years to february twentieth levon when for demonstrators were killed as police crushed a rally that less than a month later the authorities imposed martial law which allowed troops to suppress the dissent by that time the number of those arrested stood at a thousand that's increased threefold by now but the legal and physical pressure on the activists has failed to kill the protest momentum the monarchy rick reacted by further tightening the screws this year toughening the punishments for those speaking out but as our policy reports this is still under likely to silence the
opposition. oh it's the arab spring this forgotten revolution nearly three years have gone by since the people of the rain inspired by the ancient unison and egypt goes up against an oppressive regime and demanded reform but there uprising was brutally crushed within a matter of weeks we have published the name and the picture of all the people responsible of the human rights violations in my country. starting from the small police officer and minister of interior reaching to the king of bahrain who is legally responsible of all the human rights violations and by syud yusuf elmo hafter has been forced to seek refuge in europe because of death threats against him and his family and i gather bahraini activists he criticizes washington and its allies for being quick to condemn crackdowns in some countries while ignoring others oh it's better than the human rights in bahrain and it will serve as
a tourist it's better than human rights as a diversion or better and so that's where we are a victims. of their better standard because we live in oil can last week the global manami dialogue forum pointedly ignored the crackdown u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel made it clear in his speech that he was more concerned about military matters they want to feel there are some you are really body are slaves so that's why they don't want anyone to talk about force yet they did that if they give them cross see that they are losing their oh lord even. so very much thanks so far according to amnesty international more than a hundred people have been killed and almost three thousand imprisoned in the bahraini protests many more have been tortured in a crackdown there for maine's a father moved from the world's attention policia our teen.
and bahraini politician. who was arrested this autumn says the government is determined to deal with the public discontent in a way. the problem of akron is very basic to understand that we have absolute authority was concentrated in behind little clearly and families and we need your thirty's to be shared. by the people through an inclusive political system that is retaining the power of the people through your floor was never meant to have an illegal law compared to the international community you stand and your own forces biased police and courts that is one party rule so i think is just part of the punishment and part of the threats and fears today acquisition of the activists not to join the movement that calling for simple rights universal rights of their people to be equal to have big negative to participate in political system
and to have the bloc meant that despaired with everyone. imagine watching your house literally crumble in front of your eyes are not being able to do anything about it that's how toxins are living near fracking science feel right now coming out were pulled from a tide of tremors that's a making life hell for entire community the north texas and how locals have found oil friendly politicians i believe this to that predicament. and also coming up a warm shower a warm handshake for the cameras but high time sure remains as the u.s. secretary of state appliance into pakistan trying to get leaders back on the side of its dreaded deadly drug war that's still up ahead this hour. i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me. and i
just knew that everything would be fine for some reason they were so confident because we were going to get married officially after he came back how could he not come back because the mere thought of it never crossed her mind. when the militants decided to try and break through and i heard you get near book screaming grenade. go go the explosion blew him all round his back. and it was all over all. we know that our comrades on our commander won't leave us no matter how tough it gets we're team. you're getting was a senior in his military trio. you know he knew that if he didn't smother that grenade with his body more of his comrades would die he gave his own life to save his friends.
this is our team to national work and by. a year's worth of quakes have paid taxes in just a month and a large part thanks to their practice of fighting say x.-prize the state is of the forefront of the shale gas revolution and all firms are generating billions in taxes but as archie's gain their trick can found out while entire communities crop and crumble the support of politicians for the trailing remains unshaken. the columns have shaken so hard it's actually pulled the tram if you look around here rebecca williams is showing me the cracks in her home after a series of earthquakes shook the area she has lived here for almost a decade and had never experienced an earthquake until fracking began in her neighborhood i never know when the next one's going to hear it i don't sleep at
night because they keep me awake at night it seems like a lot of them happened during the wee hours of the morning or in the middle of the night i went to texas real world commission the local agency that regulates the oil and gas industries trying to the residents who use it claims there is no direct link between the recent troubles and fracking injection wells in the area but locals are not convinced it's a lot like living next to a time bomb but there's no timer on it because we aren't being told when the fracking is going to start or what the emergency purposes are in place if something does happen and so you're just constantly sitting and waiting and wondering is today the day is today the day so small a juice with the u.s. geological survey say fracking regularly triggers small earthquakes they foresee an even greater danger from wastewater disposal which involves pumping millions of gallons of water contaminated by chemicals deep underground where experts say it
puts pressure on seismic fault and causes them to slip but despite seismologist warnings fracking wells keep popping up just a few steps away from private homes and even community water wells nobody knows about any of this until it's too late and it's already happened. even though the government is not concluded studies on how fracking can affect the environment well operations are in full swing here in texas there are thousands of them impossible to miss and it seems no study can get in the industry's way if in fact you're asking the question of whether something could happen to halt shale production the united states i think it is high. it is extremely beneficial to the national economy striking has been largely responsible for the boom in u.s. energy production but many like more becker fear they could be left to pay the price for her every week there is another tremor and another crack in her house she says she can't even sell it and leave the area we would have never moved here we
would have thought that all this was going to go up and we were going to live in the middle of a wasteland we would have never moved here and now we're stuck while energy companies are rubbing their hands in the anticipation of gigantic profits from fracking people who live just steps away from gas wells or increasingly fearful about the water that they drink about the land that their homes are standing on and they don't trust the government assessment of the damage from fracking because they say the oil and gas industry will make sure that no conclusive study comes out even if it does come out that it doesn't become a basis for effective regulations in texas i'm going to check on your teeth. and let us break it down for you why people are so bored about fracking many believe that the chemicals used in this process could accumulate in the soil causing water and even add pollution accidents claim there are more than a thousand documented cases of contamination near drilling science the health risks
could include sensory and a respiratory damage and from all the dangers of fracking have to website it off com. and while texans defer dollie on what to do about their crumbling houses where many of villagers have taken a more hands on approach. dot com you can watch our report on a pitched battle between police and locals at a fracking site culminating in a global us energy giant shove wrong being forced to suspend operations at the site . and also lied to you trashed and trampled hury in the streets of singapore as the faster race riots in fifty years they leave their mark on lists it is days the most striking photos are out website. the u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel has landed in pakistan to try and iron out entrenched
differences between washington and islamabad american drone strikes are central sticking a sticking point they've killed almost a thousand civilians there in the country since two thousand and three and triggered a wave of protests that blocked nation's supply trucks to afghanistan two weeks ago freelance journalist muna had their base they're for. but this is the first visit by the u.s. defense secretary. to pakistan in four years which shows how much the u.s. wants to build a relationship with pakistan and ease tensions which have been occurring over the u.s. drone attacks on a recently nationwide protests have been occurring in pakistan america insists that these drone strikes are essential in terror. despite bastardi protests saying it and i threw it to national security and i tacked on their sovereignty as well
recently a family from pakistan travel to washington and spoke to congress and told them about their story and the impact that all strikes have had on their lives there have been recently confided vosh to you and president obama in washington and the drone strikes have still continued many politicians and one and journalist wondering what will be the outcome of today's talks and whether that is actually any point in chuck hagel visit and i think will be result because so far nothing have a violent disputes between the workers and owners of a scottish oil plant has drawn in the government which has launched an inquiry focusing not on the monitors conduct of the behavior of striking and believes unions are outraged saying this amounts to political prosecution and a tory stunt south has the details. it was the industrial disputes that almost cost thousands of people their jobs and sparks union protests the g.
comparisons the aggressive tactics of the nine hundred seventy with apache chemical plant grains mountain scotland's pulses in eels since reached an agreement with the unite union involved in not to speak but doesn't and prime minister david cameron has launched an independent inquiry into the union's behavior of the scenes that were described as intimidating bully like tactics mud style behavior when protesters gathered outside managers houses and the now infamous inflatable rat well the inquiry is also going to be looking at the employers behavior but the union unite have dismissed the inquiry as a tool the stunts whilst others despite this is the union bashing well earlier we spoke to one british trade union leader bob crow to find out what he thinks about it some of these chief executives and managers. around the place which you know exam of them who go to church on
a sunday and sorry that they believe in. god was going around. michael moore's movie for working people then we've got the ones who protest and the facts of. what's really happened is that the government marries since up a commission. and. they want. to call to action we would love to think you know. it's i will persuade. fortunately you got vested interests you've got a vested interest the employer concerned is making mommy mommy mommy expensive. division so hence the reason why. i've only got one really tall. to strike or to for in this quote that is to prove. of the jungle of government.
and for some more global headlines this hour one hundred thousand people have shown the thai copper so even though one of their key demands that the parliament be dissolved was met by the prime minister yingluck shinawatra actions will be held on february the second after weeks of public anger brought ponselle bangkok to a standstill protest as has been calling for the prime minister to step down over suspicion a new amnesty bill be used to bring her brother back from exile and back into power . finally has broken out between opposition found during a key football match in brazil police used tear gas and rubber bullets to try to bring this is haitian under control three people were taken to hospital but none are in critical condition violence has erupted in a handful of matches in brazil this year raising security concerns with the world cup g to be held that in just over six months to. louisiana high
speed commuter train has a round into a truck carrying liquefied gas killing at least ten people police say a full scale railway crossing gate was responsible for the collision in the capital jakarta it sparked a fireball which twenty meters into the air emerges his side says searching through the wreckage for survivors. on the monies in iran such five minutes time from now before the house a look at the training and combat stories of russia's special forces. just a version of four leaders like alexander lukashenko or vladimir putin just showed up at anti e.u. protests and bulgaria greece are hungry to urge people to leave the e.u. and join up with. eurasian customs union obviously the mainstream media would be on fire screaming that this is part of an attempt to usurp democracy and steal the
country's away some sort of imperialist agenda and you know what they might be right about that but the weird thing is that for some reason the mainstream media isn't talking about foreign politicians speaking to and or possibly agitating protesters in ukraine like speaker of the lithuanian parliament loreto grows in india and vice president got sick put to sea of each and former polish pm jaroslav kaczynski he had the european union brassfield is just fine for their politicians to go to foreign countries and fire up protestors to start a pro e.u. revolution but then all their journalists write about is how russia is trying to put pressure on ukraine to not join the e.u. the obvious hypocrisy of this stinks all the way up to moscow but that's just my opinion.
i am jenny yes gunner with the assault section of the second platoon third special forces unit. and we were always on the alert for an armed conflict because if we get intelligence about militants in the neighborhood it's usually reliable but it was the squadron has played a part in conflicts before but this was the first attack of its kind on terrain like this. when we were expecting them we were ready for them at any moment but it was a very difficult area and they were able to open fire first who was not. his movement
. for a special forces soldier thinking is paramount because that's how he makes the right decisions. during that five militants tried to outflank the three soldiers led by four and started throwing hand grenades at them. both covered one of those grenades with his own body. and of course i was frightened but i tried to compose myself i was thinking somehow i had to come back because mom was waiting for me this is a thought the chems you down mom's waiting. thanks it's a series now before their. every one of us is ready for it well perhaps not complete.