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torture and civilian deaths any walk new revelations rock washington as fresh secret u.s. military files are linked online. tensions flare in europe as france's hit with rallies after raising its retirement age and unions plan mounts and protests across the u.k. in response to government cuts. plus an unexpected find in russian resort city of sochi as archaeologist on cover and patron temple very constructive enforcement twenty fourth you know when turned on him. at seven pm in moscow and this is r t coming to you live first up this hour online whistleblower wiki leaks has struck washington another massive blow the websites
let loose several hundred thousand secret u.s. military documents that fall largest leak ever artie's laura met reports from london. the files contain evidence of nearly one hundred ten thousand violent deaths that took place in iraq in the years between two thousand and four and two thousand and nine two thirds of them it seems from these foyles that's around sixty six thousand deaths the deaths of civilians during this combat hope of those who were killed by the iraqi insurgency and hoff it seems from the documents were killed by troops in military action the us always said it's the weak which is what's interesting about this that it wasn't keeping a record of civilian deaths when in fact it turns out from these files that the u.s. military was keeping a very detailed record of what was going on in some of these files contain the names of all of those civilian people who have died at the location the exact timings of the deaths and of course they haven't been released into the public
domain before but now there's been a press conference here in london this morning releasing these details and at that press conference with wiki leaks founder julian our soldiers and he talked about that famous quotation that truth is the first casualty of war that's what he had to say it's hard on the truth by war begins long before war started and continued. a war. in the power of these four hundred thousand documents about. the wrong war. over the war from the u.s. perspective we hope to correct. some of the attack on the truth as far as what the results of today's leak will be it seems that that will be some legal action that will result from this one of the organizations which leaks has cooperated with the release of these documents is something called public
interest lawyers they are dealing with allegations from iraq is a british and u.s. forces torturing them in iraq and they say that that will certainly be a legal case to answer as a result of this my colleague paulus leo went recently to fill a job which was the subject to a future military action in two thousand and four and she filed this report about the plight of ordinary iraqis. his friends outside fighting for the board on a football pitch he's here in the family tent fighting a cancer that is eating away at his head and stomach. i collect the splinters of the rocket after exploded whoever i showed them to said they were american and contaminated poisoned. after the shrapnel struck sixteen year old money head a tumor appeared while his father lost a leg in the attack and also the family source of income as a taxi driver. i wonder if there are any weapons they didn't use against us we
all can terminate sometimes i can hardly breathe. iraq is littered with buildings like this that used to be the headquarters of saddam's secret police in two thousand and three several jodan rockets hit the for the fact of those weapons is still being felt today. u.s. marines first bombarded flew just six years ago it came after four employees of the american security company blackwater were killed and the bodies burned the report showed that after the eight month standoff higher rates of can certainly kenya and infant mortality were found here than in hiroshima and nagasaki after the atom bomb drop in world war two we found that the infant mortality rates compared with egypt . jordan about four or five times. and about ten times if you take a country like kuwait where there's hope but you know. in the last few years
hundreds of deformed babies have been born into looters general hospital doctors dubbed them the white phosphorous children. between the late ninety's and two thousand and three we had patients with nervous system malfunctions roughly three times a year at the moment we gave them three such patients a week. this child was born with one eye and with not a single day going past without a new case being registered more and more doctors here are pointing a finger at the united states that the american combat operations caused environmental pollution both the u.s. and british sides admitted that they employed banned weapons. dr abdul al floozy is also a father or at least he was until a year ago when his twelve year old son died of cancer most parents leave their babies in the hospital they're scared by the way they look these babies are doomed to die. and die they do far from the eyes of the world because while flu just
streets might today be quiet the city remains cut off from the rest of the country doctors here say they're under pressure to keep quiet police leader r.t. iraq. france and britain have erupted in a wave of outrage at reforms carried out in response to the economic downturn mass demonstrations are being called by trade unions in the u.k. which is facing the most severe spending cuts since the second world war in france huge nationwide strikes are set to rage on after the son of approved a controversial two year rise in the country's retirement age art is cutting us out of our reports from paris. as the saying goes two things in life are certain death and taxes some french people however would like to add another certainty to that belief that they can force their government to reconsider its radical pension changes that's despite the fact of plans to increase their time age
from sixty to sixty two have already been approved by the same. one who don't know where out here showing our dissatisfaction because i personally am here demonstration shoulder to shoulder with people who are younger than twenty five or twenty six years old but still have the same attitude to the problem of one of these people fight against what they believe to be a grave injustice of their very struggle has brought one of europe's most famous cities at times to a standstill a beautiful apartment in the heart of paris is anyone's dream but what is getting that dream became impossible through no fault of your own what if getting your apartment done on time depended not on you not on your workers not on your construction or anybody involved but on people standing outside in the streets. victor has his own successful construction business he prides himself on his fast
skilled work but recently his projects have fallen behind schedule through no fault of his own. the book i'm sick and tired of all these strikes and protests the people who really want to work they just work unlike protesters who are interested only in demonstrations i'm personally not interested in victor isn't the only person feeling this way we ask everybody to just to just protestants which is their wells but just prevents all the people to do their work and just trying to to. as a country to block the economy it's. a strange situation in france we don't want them to block. in one thousand nine hundred five the french people managed to derail through protest a previous attempt to change the country's pension system however it appears they've not got a choice. critics of the unions who led the charge against sarkozy's pension plans say it's now time to step back and could siddur the ongoing protests hurt small and
medium businesses the engine and the country's economy while those who are in charge in business and politics in the run up to the financial crisis that brought about the pension reform continue to run. our team paris. well alexander law is the chief economist of the financial consultancy is their face says the structure should come to announce soon as they are causing problems in many key areas. well french business is have been really hindered by these strikes first of all because people just aren't going to work so of course that will disrupt activity both for money factory countries and for services and now the main issue that we've got also of petrol shortages so that's hard for people to go to work for before people to go shopping can basically spending money and you mustn't forget that consumer expenditure is sixty percent so front's is g.d.p.
one third of all just transport road transport is severely severely hindered by these shortages so what we're hoping for is things to died over the next few days are people just called so for to stay on strike for too long and you can get people who are you know on the fence they weren't sure therefore we get sort of for we say this is i just want to finish with this because we know alternately that the pension system has to be reformed because it was completely unsustainable given the demographics of fronts here with r.t. live from moscow coming up in the program escaping into a world of make believe or many will be back to the global downturn that the fans in the us are using super powers to rise above the recession. but first the u.s. proposal to restrict how much countries should be allowed to borrow or export has run into opposition of the g twenty meeting in south korea japan germany and russia
have criticized the so-called planned economy thinking investment strategist peter schiff told r.t. that washington is the one to blame for creating the global imbalances that threaten the world's financial stability. the policies that we're pursuing here in america are exacerbating the very imbalance that is that the treasury secretary claims he wants to rein in you know the biggest offender is the united states because we're the ones that are spending so much we're borrowing a tremendous amount of money we're importing all these products around the world running these horrific trade deficits in turn account deficits and what are we doing with our economic stimulus the stimulus is designed to get americans to spend even more money to drive these global imbalances to an even wider level we do need to reduce the level and balances but to do that america needs to save more america needs to produce more and we're not going to do that with the current policies in place we need to totally reverse course we need to shrink the size of our
government we need higher interest rates in america not low interest rates and we need to encourage people to save their money not go deeper into debt and so we can address the imbalances but to continue these failed policies and try to blame the rest of the world for what is inherently an american problem makes no sense and while the g twenty leaders are addressing ways to prevent a double dip recession many of us prefer to escape reality rather than thanks stuck to it with the threat of more financial nightmares to come new yorkers are turning to the world of comics for help are seen since the theater cannot has more. for two years now the world economy in the u.s. has turned into an ocean of horror for many how do you escape your fears by saying employed what if you get fired what are you going to do i'm screwed while some have been choosing humor to fight off the frightening reality are you afraid of a double dip recession. others weighs
a little less legal are you afraid of the economy. what do you do to escape reality . i sit in my room and i smoke a lot of weed but many are choosing something completely different because millions of americans are very frightened of the state of the u.s. economy more and more u.s. citizens are trying to escape into the world of fantasy welcome to comic con the world's biggest gathering of comic book fans and site file overs do you feel like this costume protects you from the woods of the u.s. economy. park or to keep my money inside somebody's thoughts or archie tried on the gear to test its super powers yeah i definitely do feel very protected from everything can't really see much but i would say several thousand people gathered on a weekday most is people who i think it was the unemployment office with computer games some dancing. and imaginary battles it's easier to forget that an economic crisis
is spread across the country where all of these people doing here i mean last i checked today is a work day. it's like. two pm i don't say how are we turning into a superhero for a day what is your main. weapon. i'm power girl i've got a big can. and enjoying feeling like a child i be everyone i have to be a great be and. kind of crazy with the possibility of a double dip recession just around the corner it could seem trickier. to lure comic book shop or is it. but the world of fantasy is far from scared of losing its customer what are the most expensive of the cheapest comic books you're selling today well i have some three dollars to take that number thirty seven is. the last we had before robin cable sixty eight hundred dollars but it could take spider-man
and superman with some more help from his girl to pull the u.s. economy out of its recession so that affording something like that would not just seem like magic to most americans and. new york. but more ahead for you here in our to be including dig deep literally olympic peninsula has helped uncover the ruins of an ancient civilization that has soared to fill in some gaps in the city's history. one policeman has been reportedly killed and several others wounded by a suicide bomber in russia's southern republic of the good stuff this follows two anti terror operations by security forces in the north caucasus and which four militants were killed in the republic of dagestan two gunmen were cornered in a house during a raid held in response to a recent attack on police and they bring in two militants were killed after they opened fire when their car was stopped for
a security check despite authorities efforts to crack down on terror russia's north caucasus remains volatile on tuesday militants stormed the chechen part of the mint killing three people all the attackers were shot by security guards. let's take a look now at some other news from around the world in brief for you this hour first you out there on the stand suicide bombers have attacked the united nations on this in the west of the country a man drove his car packed with explosives into the gates and three others stormed the compound no u.n. staff have been harmed but there are no reports on whether afghan guards were injured the taliban claimed responsibility for. a cholera epidemic in haiti has claimed almost two hundred lives more than two thousand others have been diagnosed with the disease while experts warn that numbers will rise before the spreads contained doctors warned that conditions are ripe for cowrote to strike in areas with limited access to clean water part of that's down to the ongoing the
facts of january's massive earthquake which killed some three hundred thousand people. protesters in southern italy have clashed with police during demonstrations sparked by conditions at a local rubbish dump residents want for their waste deliveries to what they say is an overflowing tip the government blamed the facility state on bad man and prime minister berlusconi who promised a fast solution to the crisis pledging millions of euros in compensation and denying there has been any health risks to residents. strong winds and torrential rains have battered coastal areas as a powerful typhoon is meggie made landfall in china nearly three hundred thousand people have been evacuated from low lying areas all the country's entire fishing fleet has been ordered into ports the storm has already killed twenty six people in the philippines and at least twelve in taiwan hundreds of rescue workers are searching for survivors and providing food to those caught off in the mountains
five and maggie is believed to be among the worst in fifty years to hit china. as the powers for work with its a living preparations for massive construction works also revealing the russian cities ancient. past archaeologists are helling the discovery of an eighth century temple which has been uncovered during building work for the twenty fourteen games art is that it's a lot half the story. it could be a scene from an indiana jones movie archaeologists try just sold the secrets left behind by architects of an eight century temple these ruins in the mid to long island of the caucasus are considered among the most prized discoveries in the area would you hypocritical to make them you give new media a new superman just take a look at how good these pipes are they almost didn't break when they fell down it appears that they were embedded in the wall so that the fireplace could be spread around so now we'll be able to put the pieces back together and see if this heating
system worked. until last year the old ruins were covered by the layer of rubbish. they were first discovered by so we don't get all a just a nineteen fifties and later lost again more than happy a century. old was fixed as a construction site for future olympic venues for the sochi winter games in two thousand and fourteen almost every corner was carefully surveyed and that's when this part of history was discovered this script could have been brought by a treasure hunters a long time ago and actually over the years part of the temple was destroyed by locals as they use the ancient systems to decorate their homes nell displaces under protection. or a month says it wasn't a problem to convince construction companies to save the unique site. that i knew we'd like to do on this side into an open and museum but to make it accessible for cultural tourism moral way it's important that it will be inside the olympic park
which is one of the russians white all territories and it will be visited by people from all over the world. on smaller findings from the olympic park like these bronze age artifacts from now on to be on display in sochi. historical museum it's personnel preparing for the most significant arrival of new items in decades what that most modern they say is the first archaeological project of such a scale in sochi and is the olympic preparations that made this survey possible undoubtedly without your knowledge just on sites we could have lost this morning. and i can often happens. with a limp construction piece team i have the organizers say they're doing their best to save the region's reach historical heritage. so he calls in her team which will be celebrated in sochi as the europe museum's seeding may see not only be ground beneath the stadiums on ice rinks but also newly discovered landmarks like this
christian sanctuary in the bay to one of. those boards. sochi. so there's more on that and other stories for you available on our website our team dot com let's have a look at what we have to offer right now for the big trend there and those simply curious you can check out moscow's millionaire fair which offers everything from him to cars to diamond encrusted saucepan. and president medvedev backs an amendment to russia's criminal call that would see hundreds of thousands of offenders as a jail all the details of our team. coming
up here on our team at the weekend business with sarlat after a short break. we've got. the biggest issues get voice to face with the news makers. every month we give you the future we'll do you understand how we'll get. the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. join our technology. hello welcome to the business program with me i was folly top finance officials in the world's major economies of agree to boost the power of developing countries in the international monetary fund as a g.
twenty meeting in korea but they failed to set targets to address the tensions surrounding currency deflation the i.m.f. deal with the europeans give up to see twenty four strong boards to powerful developing countries and transfer six percent of the g twenty finance ministers and central government say they will also move towards more market exchange rate system but a u.s. proposal to. reject it by countries such as china and south korea. but are is editor in chief business new europe says the g twenty countries all struggling to coordinate their efforts against the competing demands of ensuring that economic growth. we're now in a very difficult part of the recovery when the finance ministers around the world are facing into the abyss of global depression two years ago it was very easy for them to coordinate all their actions and to a large extent that's been successful in so much as we've avoided
a great depression and despite all the talk about a double dip i think most people agree that it's unlikely to happen however we're now in a very difficult stage where. some economies are already emerging other economies like in america the recovery is slowing down and there's a need. to protect the growth i mean that politicians are now starting to turn inwards into their own markets because of course there's a lot of unhappiness anger indeed over the economic problems and the whole currency debate is part of that there's a need to continue to coordinate and the fact that people are meeting and talking about it and agreeing in principle to do it i mean is a good sign but nevertheless. temptation for some countries like the states to weaken their currencies which will solve their problems or make that worth less it will boost growth in exports but then that's at the expense of the recovery of other countries now this week the government gave details of its five year privatization program but wait a second large that a lot of publicly owned russian companies so the end of the soviet union and
reports. the biggest privatization program since the one nine hundred ninety s. it covers the whole range of the state's involvement in business the government plans to put stakes to nine hundred state firms up for sale globally but the main goal of the law will be to change the investment appeal of these assets to attract private investors and if you change the structure of ownership of the companies to make them more transparently stable and reliable. the government also hopes to patch the hole in the budget with the sixty billion dollars it expects to raise among the most notable offerings is the sale of shares in v.t. bank to blow controlling the state will reduce its stake to controlling in the country's biggest lenders burbank and in the national airline and afloat the finance minister believes investor dimanche will exceed supply but analysts are more cautious on. larger companies the company
perhaps already being traded on the market such as. after a forty. concerning other companies i'm not sure because it would very much depend on of investors which in turn would depend on the way the russian and global economies are proceeding bursaries not the first country to undertake widespread privatization indeed it's a common factor among nearly all developed economies since at one time or another they all had extensively publicly owned companies in countries such as the u.k. the process helped turn large numbers of the population into shareholders however analysts are skeptical this will happen in russia my personal take is it most likely as a goal of mine so some company as it can be also. or there are a well known names like oil companies to offer these shares their way to invest
was a scene that. this six to brown boss privatization bet that i'm not sure that the largest part of this placement target as it would if pushed through successfully the program will alter the financial landscape in russia although which will continue to be a major player in business the government will have less direct involvement. this will usher in a mirror of greater transparency as companies become more accountable to their new owners the telecom clover business. couple of the stock market rush at the end of the week mixed after a choppy day the country's top gold produced the poll you have to do it on my own fears a rising dollar right. now stocks this week has been affected by news of the privatization program and corporate data supporting the russian markets troika dialogues.