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in the fight for the lives of those wounded in terror. we report on the most vulnerable the violent. the u.k. braces itself for a new wave of immigration is the. requirements for both. calls for david cameron to safeguard the borders go unheeded. and. residents in new york have a new form of brutality to contend with and it's spreading like wildfire both online and on the street. thanks for joining us you're watching. international. now doctors in moscow are
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trying to save the lives of a baby and a young girl critically injured in the volgograd terrorist attacks they've been brought to the russian capital for specialist treatment after the blast an artesian in english joins me live now for more details on this arena for further information do you have about their condition. well at this point we do know that both children are in serious condition but the doctors are saying that there is positive dynamic i'm outside the russian children's clinical hospital is seriously one of the best hospitals for children in the nation that is where both of the girls are being treated now the nine year old was wounded in during the first blast that took place in volgograd on december twenty ninth at the central train terminal her mother was also wounded in that terror attack and the second attack which
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occurred less than twenty four hours after the first one. the three month old baby received serious wounds both are from both her mother and her grandmother who were with her at the moment died in that blast in the trolley bus now the doctors are saying that's the only thing that really saved at the baby's life was her blanket in which she was wrapped literally security blanket which prevented her from being killed by the degree that when flying when the blast occurred overall eighteen people have been brought to moscow for treatment these are some of the most serious cases the doctors are looking at thirty four people however have been killed in the two terror attacks in volgograd. and right now it's really a holiday season in russia with the new year celebrations being one of the biggest in the country but the mood is anything but festive in the volgograd region because the funerals of the victims of the terror attacks have been happening since december thirty first the first three days of the year are days of. mourning in the
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volgograd region and of course there is these security measures which are being taken thousands of police have been brought in from other regions to valda grad they've been literally coming meter by meter foot by floods to make sure that no other terror attacks are being planned or will happen in the region. and of course the mood there remains quite tense as the fifteen days of the new year the first fifteen days of the new year are also declared days of heightened security or learned of type terror alerts in that region. thanks or in this. reporting live for us from moscow outside the hospital thank you. well on our website we have more on the terror blast that rocked russia do head to r.t. dot com for the pictures analysis and reaction to the tragedy. that
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is just over twenty four hours since the u.k. lifted its seven year migration restrictions on romania bulgaria following an easy wide ruling polled say most britons are ready to welcome migrants but only if they integrate and work hard however a quarter say they want immigration cutbacks no matter what the laws say artie's party boy career ports and how the u.k. is bracing itself for the influx. leading up to the new year the british government hadn't released any estimates about the number of remain ians ambled carians that they expected to arrive in britain now that immigration restrictions have been lifted for them and that since he hasn't done much to allay the fears of the british public and although romanians and bulgarians now have every right to live and work freely anywhere within the european union skepticism and public concerns over mass immigration are it's an all time high if you're coming to claim benefits
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you shouldn't that shouldn't be allowed and also if you flag your work you shouldn't be able to go on claiming benefits you should be asked to return to your country but the latest report by the institute of public policy research dismissed these as symbolic gestures saying that britain can cope with very many and garion migration according to the paper instead of alarming the public the government merely needs to implement some minor contingency measures in order to help schools and housing stretch this deadline has been known about for precisely seven years so the idea that we should be rushing around i'm thinking about it now it's completely absurd it's the duty of not just government but all politicians to be responsible and to explain the facts which are on the whole margaret are considerably less likely to claim benefits than. native britons remain in diplomats to say that their citizens are deeply offended by their portrayal as scroungers and criminals in the
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u.k. press they point out that most of their citizens are hardworking and will contribute to british society something that economists here a happy to back up it's quite important for politicians to step back and explain that this is not the end of the world but on the whole immigration and indeed free movement within europe you know been quite beneficial to the u.k. economy despite the put a. station's tough talk in the tabloid headlines fears of a flood of migrants have been dismissed as nonsense and according to remain in officials most of their countrymen would prefer to live in spain or italy anyway judging by the weather here so you can blame them probably boy see london. writer and journalist john white also believes migration actually benefits the u.k. hugely over the available evidence is that the migration to britain has been an it positive both in terms of cultural enrichment and economic investment if you
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just take the health service for one example we are a national health service ruge be nonexistent with migrant labor levels of skill. doctor as consultants and clinicians the have to remember that one point six million britons british nationals are working through the u. and they enjoy the benefits of that so if we start setting up you shouldn't draw benefits from migrants we can expect a quid pro quo now in europe is the tough economic challenges are becoming more and more extreme still to come on r.t. right wing groups are gaining ground katy greece and their voice is set to get louder with key european parliamentary elections looming in the spring. also lympics city has new tracks not just for the athletes this time stay with us for
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a look at the newest addition to sochi is in pursuit of a whisk sports fans to the venues in super quick time. a new form of violence has hit the streets of new york and police there seem unable or unwilling to do anything to stop it portnoy has more now on the need gang spreading fear across the city. you're walking down the street minding your own business and without warning police say they are investigating yet another knockout attack attackers mainly in their teens targeting victims at random it's called the knockout game the goal of this violent and twisted so called game is to knock a stranger unconscious with a single punch a feared phenomenon across the nation the ongoing brutality has claimed lives in at least three u.s. states here in new york city more than ten people have been randomly assaulted among the youngest a twelve year old student among the oldest a seventy six year old woman was walking
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along warman avenue when a man struck her in the head this man too scared to show his face on camera says he was attacked last month while walking home from work surrounded me one of them as i tried to get away one of them stepped out towards me. and. with the clothes is hit me in the face in some cases suspects have been arrested and charged however exacerbating the problem these videos uploaded on you tube have been viewed by millions raising concerns about copycat attacks many knockouts have taken place in broad daylight as victims were walking through their own neighborhoods and as the n.y.p.d. a department of thirty four thousand officers continue struggling to curb the string of violence citizens are seeking alternatives to stay safe.
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former n.y.p.d. officer rabbi gary moskowitz and is offering his seventh degree black belt skills for free to knock out victims and others seeking protection we're going to someone who works worker you must learn how to be a where you're more for how to fight if some girls were trying to or the knock out attackers are for women for him i'm ready to moskowitz believes are likely motivated by gang initiation was something the n.y.p.d. . hasn't officially acknowledged their food knowledge workers are going where the problem is they have to really try to curb we're going from they can't do that so for fear so a lot of times they don't want to put a name on something right away because if they put on they want to run they have to go after arts he reached out to the n.y.p.d. to find out what america's most powerful police department is doing to combat the knockout epidemic our questions and interview requests were ignored it is not fair to any poor farm to be able to be assigned to everybody in the shrewd they can protect their morals from also new york city streets the big apple's mass surveillance system does actually allow officials to know where and when many of
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the crimes are occurring but so far filming the knockouts hasn't helped to prevent them marina. new york. mystery schemes are rising from the fukushima meltdown but the company responsible for cleaning up the worst nuclear disaster since june noble has failed to explain the night show over the steam saying it's too radioactive to upright you can read more about it. also there united arab emirates makes it into the guinness book of records with the world's biggest display four hundred thousand rockets have been the new year and you can check out the stunning footage at our home. unexplored antarctica what is it in this icy expanse that attracts the people who come here. but you know i only go to the duchess.
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and antarctica. a new generation of polar explorers is coming. we have a new group of specialists here now all of them are young how are they going to get along with each other and i don't know. i used to be a bureaucrat. seriously. what adventures await in this mysterious land where do they live what do they eat and what are they actually doing it on talk to go.
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hello again and nothing seems to be able to stop europe's new to the political right with only tentative signs of economic growth and precious little good news for a deeply indebted countries like greece and france it's a movement that seems difficult to reverse parties picchu all of it takes a closer could a continent in search of nuances to hard problems. from the birth of the north to golden dawn greece and the south far right groups are making their voices heard in europe. this financial crisis affected everyone and it has allowed the right wing organizations to give people someone to blame for their problems it's those people's fault that is how they were cruel greece has seen a marked increase in support of the far right neo nazi groups golden dawn and
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organization the right did by their critics as hooligans and thugs heralded by their supporters as the savior for greeks for the greeks and they systematical the brits and cultivate. but they. systematically present golden dawn of made it the most they have elected officials on their books including current greek m.p. elias custody out us it's not only in politics that extreme right to abuse a permeating this goal celebration by. athens just kept the artists so the midfielder banned for life from the national team despite his claims that he didn't know what the salute meant but the clearest indicator of the popularity of the far right will be when europeans go to the polls in may to vote in the e.u.
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parliamentary elections one of those parties on the rise and france's muddying lipans national front. on the european people are realizing that the user name part of the soviet union in fact is destroying their freedom despite insistences that they want to take part in the political discourse we've seen repeated violent clashes involving these groups even in some of the most stable nations like austria where around a third of people voted for parties that are considered the right wing in a recent election. so we need to slow down immigration i have nothing against foreigners but enough is enough. e.u. is saying where no money should go to allow again what country is us on it's their own country and they used to wouldn't be like. dictate everything.
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to us it used to be that all parties put interest spruced and the e.u. second now it's only. it seems as long as europe's finances continue to languish in the red more and more its people are seeking answers to the right peter all of germany. by your hands berg is an expert in social trends and he says the poor state of economy explained europe's lean to the far right. the financial crisis is really the key least in my these parties have gained support in recent years that the crisis had led to distrust of politicians is it has led to distrust of immigration or immigrants and i think what they're offering is not a very concrete alternative in terms of policy in terms of economic policy and support for these parties is really based on you know and dislike of the established political regime whatever that is and so people are looking for some
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alternative and these parties come in and provide that but i don't think it's clear to people what they actually represent or policy would be. coming up next the skies or put his feet his finger on one of the reasons europe is struggling to emerge from its economic doldrums politicians who simply don't know what they're doing. we know that people who are in charge of economics know absolutely nothing about money for example none of their economic models include money they just are modeling based on certain assumptions that don't include debt so in the u.k. economy as close to fasten percent debt to g.d.p. inclusive a bank dead national debt household debt corporate debt that's a thousand percent what you iceland before blew up but i was born tells us this is a good this is a recovery this is good news and this to paper the times of london carries
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a story saying he's the britain of the year he's the clout of the year he should be getting the clout of the year meanwhile at the close association over there at the festival of red nose day one of the core comic relief they say they're out there actually investing in cigarette companies gambling companies energy companies they're the ones investing in the worst the worst of the worst in terms of company so the real clowns are investing in death and destruction and this guy is not supposed to be a clown is out there doing a cloud of team getting people more into debt. because report they're a bit later on this just over a month to go before the winter olympics starting in salt she in the final preparations are underway in the city artes to buy more say to right to the venue subordinate specially built state to be trying. there's a new olympic track in town this one's not just for the. skyline has
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a new landmark a state of the yard railway station which will help seamlessly transport the tens of thousands of sports fans to the games come february fifteenth all them people will go through this terminal at the adler station going towards. where the olympic park is as well as in the mountainous. let's take a look at how long it takes. to one of the venue. security is paramount but keeping people moving is really is also a priority especially when dealing with so many people who are you to the city. this is the hot little get visitors where they need to be throughout the olympics and paralympics. mind you in your way in a new country can be daunting particularly if there's a new language that you haven't seen before now what source you as well as the administration have done is made things easy for you making all those signs in both
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any lish and russia so you never gave is easy. as well as the games these trains will be getting you know one spends zipping around this as well as world cup spectators come twenty eighteen. really really. areas. one of the international tricky tonally through the environmentally sensitive led. efforts which have paid off to give passengers a more pleasant one. fifteen minutes later we just knew from the subtopic call palm city of eilat and now. the beautiful mountains of the cool.
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thirty minutes later. and we finally made it to our final destination with a glance it's a little bit cold here. does too we're going to warm you up with more from the be on the olympics with me tell them what they and the city obviously lympics so i will leave you with that a very warm welcome from source. this week we will have more special reports in sochi is preparations for the winter getting. more of the country's fourteen olympics what's this police line. is so special as the russian resort prepares to welcome the world power the games should be in the city's present and future what sochi will bring you this is
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the moment they're reporting from a very cold and snowy windy mountainous tough beyond the olympics but the bunks it. a quick look at some other news now clashes have erupted between pro morsi protesters and supporters of the army in egypt leaving today ten people were arrested after the fighting broke out in the city of alexandria tensions have risen after the interim government branded the muslim brotherhood a terrorist group last week hundreds of people have died in armrest across egypt after former president mohammed morsy was deposed by the army in july last year. three bombs have gone off in quick succession and side a hotel in the somali capital mogadishu killing eleven people officials say one of the first explosions was a suicide attack nobody has claimed responsibility but the radical islamic group al-shabaab has carried out a campaign of violence against the government for more than two years the hotel
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that was targeted is often used by government officials and is one of the most secure in the city. fifteen thousand ukrainian nationalists have taken to the streets of kiev they march carrying torches and flags to commemorate the hundred fifth anniversary of stepan bandera he was a controversial political figure who still divides opinion some mostly in the west of the country see him as no roic of the liberation movement while others call him a traitor pointing out his collaboration with nazi germany against the soviet union . conditions in a refugee camp in south sudan a reaching crisis point of stars and struggle to find enough clean water at least one hundred twenty thousand people have fled their homes many have come to this camp in the capital juba more than a thousand people have died in fighting since the former vice president try to take power by force two weeks ago talks between the government and rebel groups are
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expected to start soon. and at least nineteen people have been arrested in the u.s. as dozens of activists tried to disrupt the annual rose parade in pasadena main reasons for discontent this year included fracking unemployment and real estate foreclosures hundreds of thousands of spectators came to see the events that date back to a night i meet next a group of scientists pack up their gizmo strap on their boots and head to antarctica.
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recently the federal reserve system celebrated its one hundredth birthday yeah that big con game that just a few years ago no one seems to know about has been in place for one hundred years so let's celebrate the federal reserve by remembering all their accomplishments since nine hundred thirteen firstly they've managed to take the printing of money out of the hands of the u.s. government and thus out of the hands of us voters i what it comes to money who needs to mock received representation anyways they also managed to whittle away the dollars tagging the gold until nixon finally said forget gold let's print our way out of vietnam and because there is no link between the dollar and gold the
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purchasing power of the dollar has reduced by at least twenty three times since the fed came into being lovely but what about the next hundred years well if the recent rounds of quantitative easing are any sign of things to come then we are going to be seeing a lot more inflation and big private bankers getting richer while we all get poorer bad people generally don't survive one hundred years but bad systems sadly can go on and on and on forever but that's just my opinion. summer is coming to an end. the crew of the academic field thereof is waiting for the mother station to pick up the winter everything has to be done quickly if the wind gets any stronger the helicopter will be able to take off and there's no other way of getting people onto the ship from the station they need to hurry winter
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begins tomorrow. used to be the soviet union's biggest antarctic research station. now it only works during the summer. in the southern hemisphere someone starts in december and ends in much it's now april so seasonal operations are over. geological samples are gathered during the summer a loaded into containers. cold water is drained from the station and windows are boarded up and filled in with insulation if it was given even the slightest chance to sneak in it will be impossible to dig it out of.
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the diesel generator was the last to be shutdown no one can survive without heat. takes just a few hours to complete. the station is ready for winter. comfortable flying people to make feel. good to say you know good to see you back here they told us you would come you're here unfortunates smiling upon us again everything's going to be great. i'm going to be eighty five in april now i only go to the doctor.
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and entered to go. i'm drawn towards it my wife isn't even aware of these expeditions in the last few years. russia's expeditions to antarctica set off from cape town south africa while the ship stays in port for a few days the team members enjoy some time off. many of them want to take a tour to the cape of good hope. unfortunately there's not enough space on the bus so the polar explorers decide to draw lots to determine who gets to go. in the soviet era to get to antarctica it wasn't enough to just be lucky.


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