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moscow medics join the fight for the lives of those wounded in the two terror blasts in volgograd we report on the most fun rable victims of the violence. the u.k. braces itself for a new wave of immigration is the e.u. live work permit requirements for bulgarians and romanians while calls for david cameron to safeguard the borders go unheeded. and low residents in new york have a new form of brutality to contend with and it's spreading like wildfire both online and on the streets. casting twenty four seven live from moscow you're watching international now
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doctors in moscow are 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. has the details. russian children's clinical hospital it's one of the best such hospitals in the country and the girls are both being treated here now the nine year old received her injuries during the first blast that took place in volgograd on the twenty ninth of december both the girl and her mother have sustained injuries and that's terror attack this second terror attack which hit volgograd less than twenty four hours later on december thirtieth that took place on the child the bus where both the mother and the grandmother of the three month old baby were killed the girl was said and that is the report according to some of the doctors the girl was saved by a blanket in which she was wrapped which prevented her from receiving life threatening
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injuries from the debris that went flying now earlier guarding the state of health of both girls the doctors are remaining cautiously optimistic because their injuries are serious and so is their condition overall eighteen people have been brought into a wall school for treatment of these are some of the more serious cases out of the more than forty people who have sustained injuries thirty four people have been killed in the two terror attacks in volgograd traditionally new year's is one of the biggest holidays in the country but obviously because david is have been seriously. balder grad in fact of the first three days of the year are declaring days of mourning in the volgograd region there is also an alert of fifteen day long alerts for heightened terror. danger in the region as well and the mood is also exacerbated by exasperated by the fact that there are thousands of police who have been brought in from other regions as well as internal troops who are literally
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calming the city of volgograd and the region looking for possible clues and also of course to prevent any other terror attacks from happening again so obviously a very desperate kind of trying time for the volgograd region at the moment. and on our website we do have more on the terror blast that rocked russia head to r.t. dot com for pictures analysis and reaction to the tragedy. is just over twenty four hours since the u.k. lifted its seventy migration restrictions on remaining garia following an e.u. wide ruling most britons are ready to welcome margaret but only if they integrate and work hard however a quarter say they want immigration cut back no matter what e.u. law. reports and have u.k. is bracing itself for the influx. leading up to the new year the british government
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hadn't released any estimates about the number of remain ians ambo gary and 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 to an all time high if you're coming to claim benefits you shouldn't that shouldn't be allowed and also if you flag your work you shouldn't be able to go on paying benefits you should be asked to return to your country for the latest report by the institute of public policy research dismissed these as symbolic gestures saying the person can cope with very many and i'm told gary and migration according to the paper instead of alarming the public the government merely needs to implement some minor contingency measures in order to
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help schools and housing stretch this deadline has been known about for precisely seven years so the idea that we should be rushing around power making about it now it's completely absurd it's the duty of not just government but all over the years to be responsible and to explain the facts which are on the whole margarines are considerably less likely to claim benefits that are made to britain's rumanian diplomats to say that their citizens are deeply offended by their portrayal as scroungers and criminals in the 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 and you know been quite beneficial to the u.k. economy despite the politicians tough talk in the tabloid headlines fears of
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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 you can blame them probably boyko i see london. writer and journalist john white police migration actually benefits the u.k. he. told be available evidence is that the migration to britain has been a net positive both in terms of cultural enrichment and economic investment if you just take the health service for one example we are a national health service we would be nonexistent with migrant labor all levels of skill nurses doctors can solve the clinicians we 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
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benefits from migrants we can expect a quid pro quo. we monon your opponents is the tough economic challenges are becoming more and more extreme still to come on r.t. right wing groups are gaining ground from the u.k. to greece and their voices are set to get louder with key european parliamentary elections looming in the spring. also the olympic city has new tracks and not just for the athletes this time stay with us for a look at the newest addition to sochi is infrastructure that will whisk sports fans to the venue in super quick time. a new form of violence has hit the streets of new york and police seem unable or unwilling to do anything to stop it rena portnoy has more now on the need gang craze that's 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
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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 seventy six year old woman was walking 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's step now towards me and. with the clothes is hit me in the face in some cases suspects have been arrested and charged
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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. former n.y.p.d. officer rabbi gary moskowitz 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 go through time where the knockout attacks are for him and for him ready to moskowitz believes are likely motivated by gang initiation something the n.y.p. . hasn't officially acknowledged if they acknowledge that there's a guy who had a problem is they have to really try to curb all the gangs and they can't do that
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so for three or so a long time they don't want to put a name on something right away because if they put a name one of them they have to go after archie 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 ask any police department to be able to be assigned to everybody in the shrewd they can protect. us from new york city streets the big apple's mass surveillance system does actually allow officials to know where and when many of the crimes are occurring but so far filming the knockouts hasn't helped to prevent them marina port ny artsy new york. mysterious schemes are arising from the thinking she may melt down the side of the company responsible for cleaning up the worst nuclear disaster since you know bill has failed to explain the nature of the steam saying it's too radioactive to a private you can read more about this story. also that this is one explosive entry
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into the record books the world's tallest building helping to buy a house the world's largest fireworks display four hundred thousand rockets the new year in a riot of color check out the stunning footage. millions around the globe struggle with hunger each good. what if someone offers a lifetime food supply no charge. they can they're very strong against g.m.o. and we think that's. the genetic anymore the right products are priest. there is no. evidence to this any problem with genetic engineering when you make a deal. or is free cheese always in
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a mousetrap i don't. use profits. for. golden rice. hello again now nothing seems to be able to stop europe's to the political right with only tentative signs of economic growth and precious little good news for deeply indebted countries like greece and france it's a movement that seems difficult to reverse artie's speech all of it takes
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a closer look at a continent in search of nuances to hard problems. from the britain in the north to golden dawn in 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 cruet greece has seen a marked increase in support of the far right in neo nazi groups golden dawn and organization the right did by their critics as hooligans and third heralded by their supporters as the savior for greece for the greeks and they systematically not only preach it and cultivate it. but they attack systematical immigrants present golden dawn have made it further than
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most they have elected officials on their books including current greek m.p. elias custody at us it's not only in politics that extreme right views the permeating this goal celebration by the earth and 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. parliamentary elections one of those parties on the rise in france's muddying lipans national front. european people are realizing that the use in empire 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
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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 the money should go to allow again your country is on its own country and they used to wouldn't be like a. state everything. it used to be that all parties put into 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. or you has berg is an expert in social trends and he says the
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poor state of the economy explains 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 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 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 alternative and these parties come in and provide that but i don't think it's clear to people what they actually represent or what the consequences of their policies would be. coming up later this hour puts his finger on one of the reasons europe struggling for in the economic doldrums politicians who simply don't know what they're doing.
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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 a thousand percent debt to g.d.p. inclusive a bank their 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 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 companies so the real clowns are investing in death and destruction and this guy is
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not supposed to be a clown is out there doing a cloud of team getting people more into debt. i was just over a month to go before the winter olympics start in sochi in the final preparations are underway in the city by not say took a ride to one of the venue said board especially people state of the art try. there's a new olympic track in town of this one too not just for the athletes so she's skyline has a new landmark a state of the art railway station which will help seamlessly transport the tens of thousands of sports fans to the games come for every fifteen thousand people will go through this terminal at the adler station going towards the coastal cluster where the olympic park is as well as in the mountainous cluster of krasnaya polyana so let's take a look at how long it takes you from here to one of the venue. security is
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paramount but keeping people moving is really is also a priority specially when dealing with so many people to the city. this is how little good visitors with a 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 so she as well as the administration have done is made things easy for you making all those signs in both english and russian so you never gave sion is easy. as one of the games these trains will be getting from you know one fan zipping around this as well as world cup spectators come twenty eighteen. it's really really nice it's very new very very comfortable. it's
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a pleasure. it's. very convenient. connecting the areas peaks and valleys didn't come easy construction one of the international award for some tricky tonally through the environmentally sensitive landscape efforts which have paid off to give passengers a more pleasant ride fifteen minutes later we just moved from the south. and now you hear. the beautiful mountains. thirty minutes later. followed destination with a glance it's a little bit cold here in. gaza we're going to warm you up with more from up be on the olympics with me tell them with they in the city obviously lympics so i will
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leave you with that a very warm welcome from sort. and best i can to at least we do have more reports from the winter olympics host city throughout the week. that search for the twenty fourteen olympics what's this boy's life and why is 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 more sochi will bring it this is the moment they're reporting from a very cold and snowy windy mountainous tough beyond the olympics what the bomb would say. on our team. international news in brief now clashes have erupted between pro morsi supporters and supporters. leaving c dead ten people were arrested after the fighting broke out in the city of
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alexandria tensions have risen are the interim government branded the muslim brotherhood a terrorist group last week hundreds of people have died in a mess across egypt after former president mohammed morsy was deposed by the army in july last year. three bombs have gone off in quick succession outside a hotel in the somali capital mogadishu killing eleven people officials say one of the first explosions was a suicide attack nobody's 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 that was targeted is often used by government officials and is one of the most secure in the city. about fifteen thousand ukrainian nationalists have taken to the streets of kiev they march carrying torches in flags to commemorate the hundred fifth anniversary of stepparent bundy a he was a controversial political figure who still divides opinion some mostly in the west of the country see him as an heroic leader of the liberation movement while others
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call him a traitor pointing to his collaboration with nazi germany against the soviet union . conditions in a refugee camp in south sudan a reaching crisis point stars in the 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 president by president try to take power by force two weeks ago talks between the government and rebel groups are expected to start soon. and the latest rescue operation has begun for the seventy four people on board a russian research vessel stuck in the ice in the antarctic for over a week now and. he called to has arrived to begin a lifting people to a nearby chinese vessel and then to ministre. fifty full people to be evacuated while the russian crew remains on board to continue trying to free the ship from
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the ice however the rescue effort might be under threat with reports the chinese vessel itself may not be stuck. up next it is the kaiser. recently the federal reserve system celebrated its one hundredth birthday yeah the big con game that just a few years ago no one seemed 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 u.s. voters i what it comes to money who needs to mock received representation anyways
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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 because there's no link between the dollar and gold the 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're 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. welcome to the kaiser report imax kaiser britain's clowning community fears its
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good name has been tarnished after incidents of people in clown costume scaring members of the public the copy cat craze believed to have been started by a man known on facebook as the northampton clown involves people dressing as the circus characters to surprise passers by in public places i know what you're thinking you're thinking that sounds a whole lot like the terrifying clowns of westminster george osborne with his big red nose and floppy feet scaring citizens into taking on ever more debt for fear of quote missing out on the property ladder or the equally horrifying stephen king like clowns of ben bernanke and mark carney wearing their big red through the wigs and staring menacingly in through your window at night pointing teeny tiny scored down to the bankers. or plundering a bank account in the national wealth yes these horrid clowns are scaring people off clowns altogether oh what a tragedy stacy yes max in fact you mentioned the clown of westminster george
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osborne we have an image here from william bonzai he was staring in apparently into william bonds a sevens window over the new year but time magazine named him the briton of the year george osborne for his economic policies the very next day over here on the guardian they observer the weekend edition of the guardian their front page mortgage rise will plunge a million into perilous debt so the economic policies are working making him a hero to the times because the housing market is bubbling bubbling bubbling but it's cause paralysed debt so he's a hero to the payday loan industry that's for sure because his policies don't support growth they support more debt and more people end up going to payday lenders at extortionate rates and then in this country anyway the amount of poverty
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the amount of hunger the amount of homelessness is skyrocketing and that's thanks to george osborne yes i saw some sort of posters over the christmas and new years time where it's like britain is not eating going along with the former tory policy of saying britain is not working we guarding the labor policy so here we're having britain is not eating that's right in duncan smith yes who's a politician here found that insulting so he's like a big fat baby stormed out of parliament who. can do you good. so there's a man so going back to this headline of mortgage rise will plunge a million into perilous debt they say more than a million homeowners will be at risk of defaulting on their mortgages than losing their properties in the wake of even a small rise in interest rates. a bombshell analysis reveals borrowers who have failed to pay down their mortgages when interest rates have been at record lows now face being overwhelmed by perilous levels of debt when the never double rate hike
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comes so they're saying that even like a small rise to three percent we'd see over one point one million spending more than fifty percent of their income on their mortgage payment of a home equity line of credit the home equity line of credit or he like this is what is the so-called recovery is based on people borrowing against their homes the homes are going up because george osborne or mark carney or whomever is pumping you know money or garbage money into the economy only works of interest rates are near zero the long term trend in interest rates in the us anyway seven percent even though at the current there are less than one percent in this country i would imagine are close to seven percent so any rise at all in the ten year note in this country is now over three percent the he lock the home equity line of cry.


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