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it is ten am in moscow you're watching r.t.m. marina joshing today we take a look at the stores that shaped the week and this week russian security services said they broke up a terrorist cell in southern republicans it is believed that six women to arrested in a police raid were trained to attack public places across russia to man were also detained one of whom was linked to the deadly moscow metro blast in march. so young but deemed old enough one of the alleged terrorist in the russian republic of the his thumb is just fifteen years old that according to officials did not stop her from taking part in planning terrorist attacks she and the other woman were allegedly trained by their husbands. my late husband left the guns here i've held
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a gun i know how to fire one but i've never done it i know how to use a grenade to. yes i'm fifteen years old and you go guns in the house i even help them pay to rob them and then put them back they all say their handling of the weapons was just curiosity but the wills suicide belts and elements of disguise found in their homes seem to tell a different story the childish handwriting in hearts make it hard to believe these women were capable of the deadly deeds they are accused of many psychologists worldwide however believe it is easier to set women on such a destructive course because they are more vulnerable. to terrorists disgrace these women raped them deprive them of a better future in the muslim society of the caucasus their psychologically shattered in our lives with no other choice but to become cannon fodder one of the men detained in the same raid is accused of something even more tangible than planning future attacks bringing to moscow the two female suicide bombers who in
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march two thousand and ten set off explosions in the metro the two blasts within twenty minutes of each other took place during morning rush hour forty people died and nearly two hundred more were injured russia's anti-terrorist committee is still searching for others involved in the deadly attacks with these latest arrests officials say they are one step closer to finding not only the executers but the mastermind behind the entire operation people to take the bus stop the discomforting need to maintain their innocence of the terrorist believes it has more than enough evidence to make its case against it is a part last. and just a few days later three ethnic chechens were arrested in friends and charged with having links to a terror network moscow says they belong to the group led by infamous militant leader. the arrest took place after the french police have been tipped off by the
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russian security services those suspects reportedly have firearms explosives and a map of moscow with mark locations of possible targets doku umarov as one of the most one of russia's north caucasus militant leaders that is thought to be connected with al qaida marfa claimed responsibility for organizing moscow metro west in march was also blamed for many other attacks across the country in june the u.s. also put him on of one of the list of international terrorist. sounds of experts scientists and politicians from around the globe have gathered in vienna to discuss h.i.v. aids prevention but as artie's tariff reports the convention has also attracted skeptics who oppose mainstream beliefs surrounding the deadly virus. the see a plain day of the aids two thousand and ten conference in vienna people have been arriving all morning to register and to the global village which is going to be the center of much of the discussion over the coming week now as though that around
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twenty five thousand people will be attending this year's conference leading policymaking is this scientists community workers and people living with hiv and aids or to discuss the latest developments in this field now so really a the last couple of days and ahead of the main conference we've seen a separate much smaller group gathering to discuss alternative views that challenge the mainstream i did about hiv and aids in fact challenging the traditional methods of treatment and the definition of hiv and aids itself now most of the people that are attending this conference of delegates and scientists have said that they will name parts even interact in a conversation with this separate great they've completely ignored it saying that this is not something that they're willing to discuss and they'll be focusing very much on the topics of that they'll be discussing this week the some of these main topics again to be a prevention of hiv that's been a big issue and we know that in two thousand and five they set the december two
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thousand and ten deadline the universal access to hate hiv prevention and as the countries have fallen pretty far short of those targets we'll certainly be discussing ways to progress that moving forward and among other topics of discussion a likely to be cost saving technologies as was new technology and another main issue head of this conference is hiv valence and injecting drug easing now organizers of the conference have said that vienna was chosen as the host in part due to its proximity to eastern european countries including russia and ukraine which have been identified as hotspots for prevail and hiv in injecting drug users as it'll be another topic is discussed throughout the week with that today the a.p. . talks to going to be starting at seven o b introduction talks bringing me the latest from them as they have been. reporting there are now a bit later in the program the resident asks if the people running new york's
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financial district can ever change their ways. that wall street bankers can be reformed no. because it's just the mentality that you need to have to work on wall street it's like it's almost an ingrained into their personalities. also art and trial to moscow careerist have been found guilty of and siding religious hatred over a controversial exhibition of criticism the verdict is a violation of freedom of expression. and u.s. authorities have sat in iranian scientists allegedly abducted by american agents was a spy who supplied them with information shahana miri who was working as a nuclear research one of iran's universities claims to have been captured while a pilgrimage to saudi arabia over a year ago on his return to iran on thursday he was given a hero's welcome and was met by his family to rondell waves that mary was abducted a claim strongly denied by washington but with contradictory accounts of what really happened events surrounding the story remain
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a mystery. the looming question in this case how did the iranian scientists sure rama miri get to the united states one person has already answered that question amir himself but is a answer is completely contradict one another in this video a man who says he and miri says he's in tucson arizona and was kidnapped by agents from the cia and saudi arabian intelligence agency he claims he was tortured a few hours later though this video is released a man who looks the same and also says he is sure amiri claims he is here to further his education the u.s. state department seems to agree with that statement he is here of. of own volition that he has chosen to return to iran of his own volition that is how we do things here in the united states we didn't we didn't seize him and bring him here they were not preventing him from returning to iraq this building is the pakistani
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embassies office representing iranian interests since the old iranian embassy in washington sits empty because there is no longer a diplomatic relationship between the united states and iran according to reports coming out of iran for amiri arrived here monday night he told those inside he was quote brought here by his captors and demanded an immediate return to iran. but i was told that if i would confess they could swap me for three american spies who had been detained at the iran iraq border they said that this was a common process between countries intelligence agencies and that i wouldn't have any problems. as media outlets waited outside for a glimpse of something those at the state department press briefing bickered about what this all means of other than knowledge that he has put videos up on the on you tube from time to time i actually have no knowledge about what he's been doing since he's been here in the states proof here of chaos in
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a case of the man shrouded in mystery with potentially far reaching implications for relations between the united states and iran and an outcome that is still unknown in washington christine for south r t. now severe drought has forced a state of emergency in central russia the unusually dry spell is turning normally fertile farmland and a desert the republic of chavasse is just one of many areas which are suffering as our correspondent sean thomas reports. a natural disaster is taking place in central russia painstakingly slow in the making but impossible to stop unseasonably high temperatures and extended periods without rain are leaving farmers without the possibility of a harvest moon who are very. you see because of the unprecedented drought the crops are not laden they are empty the plants are underdeveloped they are good neither for grain nor for livestock feed we have harvested almost everything by now and it only covers about half of what we need. is one of sixteen regions along the volga
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and urals that have declared a state of emergency an area more than twice the size of switzerland which faces losing a billion dollars this year. this region is going to have trouble sustaining itself farmers are looking for ways to procure rougher trying other regions such as the dimmer and district again there's the matter of financial losses without financial support farmers will have a very tough time for us yeah this field of summer wheat should be about chest high on me and a rich lush green color but in fact right now it's dead withered and yellow and the ground itself is dusty and pretty much worthless at this point now it's true that the drought has affected crops but it's also affecting the people who live here negatively. we have a problem no water yes a problem dripping at the base. no no no water it's dry the wells and many of the villages have run dry forcing those who live here to make
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long tracks to a nearly dry river bed for water such conditions have locals concerned about their survival this is the size of the potato we have nothing else. no food for people means even less food for animals causing farmers to take drastic measures just to make ends meet mr to move her blood we are already thinking about reducing our cattle stock we are selling this year's calves to individuals we are also thinking about sending under-performing cows those who yield less than five to ten liters of milk to the slaughterhouse the situation however is further complicated by the fact that meat prices have dropped already leaving many to hope for government intervention and financial support so they can get by. sean thomas r t. and still to come the program here in scarred for life victims of a deadly chemical weapon and war and you're calling in washington to admit the toxic legacy of the vietnam war. and double trouble pakistan bans
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a new bollywood comedy starring in a cell of the loddon lookalike. now the u.s. banking system is about to go through its biggest overhaul in over seventy years the dog franc bill is designed to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis and with limits risky trading activities looming bank profits but it is unpopular in wall street with wealthy donors beginning to direct more campaign contributions to the republican party our resident finds out of people in new york saying bankers can be reformed. twenty three hundred page dad frank bell is being regarded as the most significant financial legislation in almost a century do you think wall street bankers can actually be reformed this week let's talk about bad do you think that wall street bankers can be reformed no. because
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it's just the mentality that you need to have to work on wall street it's like it's almost an ingrained into their personalities as a finished grad school that i just don't think that's going to change they think if we put a little bit more regulation here in wall street be a fact could help the world globally not a little a lot. because like you said this is the world's financial structure right here right there think goes through new york and stuff like that so i know a little regulation can only do get a lot of regulation you know if you do it it will always be about the money no matter what any bills that no matter what any bill says so should the government get involved doesn't matter the government and the corporations and the banks are all one. but they're all just talking to themselves well basically it's all a smokescreen i think it's one brotherhood talking to another few as a citizen here you don't know what it's about how could we know. how would we how would we be able to tell how less they put it forward to the people we all
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understood put it's all about how could we say i would say something that they have . as on their agenda is for their interest they will pass it because it's in their best interest to do so people are unfortunately in today everything is partisanship and saw everything is about the next election and so people looking on to suit against the administration saying it's the worst thing ever is going to send america to third world country and people who are for the president are say this is the best thing since sliced bread it's partisanship something needs to be done is this the thing i don't know time will. i think there were probably yeah there was a lot of control in the additional control but it's still a you know for the end of the day so it's a regulator to have a little more oh. yeah a lot of business well there just will just find a way around over to london. whether or not you think the dad frank bill will actually accomplish anything the bottom line is we have to try something otherwise
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we're just destined to make the same mistakes with this same dire consequence. out to moscow our curators have been found guilty of inciting religious hatred after an exhibition which prosecutors said insult of human dignity the show called for bin art included an explosive mix of works some of which were banned from previous public displays. a gross humiliation or an artistic license when these images went on display in two thousand and seven they oust wage rush's religious community and they put the curator and the museum director and the middle of a nasty tug of war over freedom of expression and ultranationalist thousand complaint and so began a fourteen month trial on charges of inciting religious hatred through controversial works of cricket it was not the church that initiated this
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prosecution but the people who are offended by the investigation proved that the yard at this exhibit was offensive towards believers and incited religious hatred throughout the trial artist rights activist journalist and opposition members fiercely fought to have the charges dropped warning that such attempts at censorship could lead to the return of soviet era constraints dictated by conservative and politically powerful church this most likely is an attempt to apply censorship to art it's a field where things are allowed it doesn't harm the public if anyone disagrees they are free not to watch it despite russia's cultural minister insisting the artist did not cross the red line of law the judge disagreed finding the pair guilty and fining them around twelve thousand dollars today the court discovered a new type of ideological crime one that criticizes the church where the us state is a secular one any exhibit of artworks where religious symbols are used in
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a non-religious context expressing other ideas is banned the judge in the case called the artwork a gross and of sense of humiliation to the viewer a sense of human dignity that she came short of handing down a prison sentence for the pair still they impose five have some wondering if artistic freedoms will be replaced by a church imposed danders stephens r.t. . now the u.s. has released confidential documents on the vietnam war showing bitter divisions among white house. officials have the time of the conflict it comes as hearings were held in the house of representatives on the impact of the deadly chemical agent orange while the effects are still being felt to this day washington insists there is no evidence linking the chemical to illnesses that continue to afflict later generations. i was born without it too late and missing a hand it is because of america's chemical war against her people in the jungles of vietnam that has left tran in these conditions she is
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a victim of agent orange second generation tran is one of many her story represents millions living in the shadows of a lasting legacy. these kids will never live a normal life their deformities physical signs of human decay and although their parents were not even born until after the vietnam war eighteen million gallons of toxic herbicide spray through jungles of south vietnam is still penetrating the d.n.a. of those being born today manmade marion said baked into still. are suffering. illness a cancerous the u.s. government has acknowledged agent orange is directly connected to the health ailments and defects that continue to plague the lives of vietnam war veterans for generations to come but the u.s. has worst used to make the same length for the millions of vietnamese war victims whose lives have been devastated as a result of agent orange they say that has nothing to do with agent orange i think
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that there be us for a minute has the reason to deny it. which is why delegations are here in washington following a report issued by lawmakers scientists and doctors calling on the u.s. government to own up to its agent orange legacy in vietnam today also people than me government records show nearly ninety five percent of all u.s. agent orange related aid is committed to efforts to contain and remove dioxin contamination we asked it just east on the victims those fighting for justice in the case of the enemy's agent orange victims want the physical and psychological damages to be acknowledged with. the dark legacy left behind by the u.s. in vietnam is one with millions of human face. their struggle three decades in the making will not end with money from the u.s. governments but it could ease the pain the u.s. has been ignoring scented dump them on center manufactured agent orange in these
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jungles. are washington d.c. . the start of the atomic age sixty five years ago the u.s. has won the race to produce a nuclear weapon america spanned the modern day equivalent of about twenty billion dollars on the project in a bid to bleed off its rivals who are also close to creating an artist and as a bloc explores the remaining relics of the soviet union's push for nuclear supremacy. it was the culmination of the manhattan project the first american nuclear explosive device nicknamed the gadget went off in new mexico just weeks before devastating the japanese city of hiroshima many including the godfather of the bomb j. robert oppenheimer were terrified by the power of the deadly mushroom cloud people . cried. people were spared
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the blast carried for beyond the atlantic and the soviet union experiments with nuclear energy were on the way too but just like the us in this research institute on the black sea coast the main rules were played by jurymen scientists. this used to be a top secret nuclear facility but aside from these lines the entrance was guarded by soviet soldiers the airports hidden deep inside a pause a subtropical paradise. three hundred germans top nuclear physicists their assistants family members and even personal chefs were brought to this clue's compound in a pause by the order of joseph stalin in one nine hundred forty five the nazis were famous for their highly developed nuclear research programs so after world war two moves german physics and chemistry professors at almost no other option but to work
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for either moscow or washington if fierce competition between the us the saw in america to get hold of nuclear weapons was on and even though the us were the first to successfully carry out a nuclear test their rivals caught up pretty quickly chess if you had to get the bullets and the germans here thoroughly analyzed the us media reports about the blasts even from there were able to say what had to be done next. alexander is a veteran of the sukhumi research institute he says many people here remember the time the germans successfully accomplished their mission and were let go by the soviet authorities in the nine hundred fifty s. he's showing us the four thousand book library with rare physics digests and german the office where head professor used to work and the equipment had left for russian scientists. this machine is called the spectral brush it's
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a high definition device a very precise one even when the germans left our scientists used to get great results with this equipment. but the rest of the building where german physicists used to work on the soviet a bomb is totally deserve it all lines are disconnected and now days people rarely visit these dark hole ways sixty years after the beginning of the nuclear era this . hidden among the trees still holds many secrets and the story of german scientists behind the soviet union's very own project manhattan is just one of them . r t a cause. now this week a new bollywood comedy is a features in a solemn bin laden local like was banned in pakistan pakistani censors worried that depicting the world's most wanted man in a comic way could trigger a terrorist attacks are his current singer went to ask those behind the comedy if the world is really ready for post nine eleven humor. this could well be the
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biggest scoop of my career interviewing the wanted terrorist however this man does not have a twenty five million dollar reward on his head in fact he's not osama bin laden but an actor in a bollywood bin ladin or without you lot in but just in case you think this is a movie glorifying a terrorist it is a general sort of. biography it's a film which is on the post nine eleven world of which bin laden happens to be a very important character and this is a fair number of feet below the. using it's not intended to vote offensive in any way and anybody from anybody is going to enjoy this from i can guarantee you that it's a comedy set in pakistan where a young journalist is fixated with going to america and he decided to stick it to get there is an interview with osama bin laden so he goes about creating a fake or. using a look at like. they had to keep the twenty five year old actor under wraps
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to prevent stampede spoiled making the film. had gone to shopping mall in noida to promote this film and there was a commotion there a crowd of more than one hundred people gathered so we're falling in this time pete i was scared they might attack me but nothing like it happened they wanted to shake my hand and take my autograph so i signed with love someone. who plays the journalist is a pakistani singer and this is his debut film how does it feel acting in an indian film set in pakistan. or would greatly appreciate your scene. people enjoy them so i mean to see a pakistani. something very refreshing and new for them but pakistan's firm censors have banned the movie saying it mocks security agencies and. and screening it in
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public could trigger violence for films distributors and box start a message of peace and not appealing the ban but i do murder i thought it was a nice film a good idea there's a lot of good humor from the name it sounds like a serious films but actually it turned out quite different so it's full of great jokes. that he achieved with different is quite a good film people will definitely like it so i find my students to come and watch it and they will like it there's nothing here that will incite people to violence as it were but the selling point of this film is osama bin laden but it's very tongue in cheek to ask for the one to act the part in america i challenge you america there will be retribution holding just an evil actions you have committed in the countries like iraq and afghanistan for these you will have to pay a heavy price when i first heard about this poem i thought it was going to be a glorification of deadest but actually it's quite irrelevant subtile in the way pakistanis and muslims are looked at with suspicion in the west today and how did
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media have to be fooled into believing something that doesn't exist i think this film could do well in south asia but western audiences would probably use a good sense of humor to appreciate the message got and saying r.t. if you belive. that brings us up to date here r.t. for more member there is our website r.t. dot com and i'll be back shortly with more updates for you.
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well the math for the latest headlines and the week's top stories here are t. international threat members of two terrorist cells have been arrested on suspicion of planning attacks on russian cities both groups are believed to have links with global terrorism. and startling statistics three decades twenty five million deaths and over are sixteen million infections much to talk about of the international aids conference which starts today. kidnap confusion the u.s. media claims that an iranian scientist who says he was abducted by american secret services was spying for washington. drying up record high temperatures in iraq.


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