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tonight a massive although they expose a shake up washington as a new series of leaks military logs suggest the us ignored torture and civilian deaths in a rag report. anger rages in europe with french demonstrators protesting the raise the retirement age and british unions cutting mass marches to counter deep cuts. of sport helps uncover history and russia's result city of sochi as archaeologists stumble on an ancient temple structure that twenty four teams went through that. this is are to live from moscow it's just after nine pm saturday evening here you're most welcome thanks for being with us on kev you know in with the top story and online whistleblower wiki leaks has struck washington another massive blow
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today the website let loose several hundred thousand secret u.s. military documents it's the largest leak ever. 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 were the deaths of civilians during this combat half of those 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 red coat 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
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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. on the truth. begins long before war started and continued. a war. in the power of these four hundred thousand documents about. iraq war and. all that war from the u.s. perspective. we hope to correct. some of that 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 that wiki leaks has cooperated with in the release of this document is something called
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public interest snow is they are dealing with allegations from iraq he's 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 flight could be put to sea of went recently syphilitic show 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 are outside fighting for the ball 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 malik's 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
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all can terminated sometimes i can hardly breathe. iraq is listed with buildings like that's just to be the headquarters of saddam's secret police in two thousand and three several jodan rockets fitted the full effect 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 their bodies burnt and reports show that after the eight month standoff higher rates of cancer leukemia 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. about ten times if you take a country who. in the last few years hundreds of deformed babies have been
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born in flu just 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 american combat operations caused environmental pollution both the us 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
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streets my today be quiet the city remains cut off from the rest of the country doctors here say they're under pressure to keep quiet. r.t. iraq. bones been following washington's reaction to the latest wiki leak and as he's found out u.s. officials who haven't yet forgotten about the previously taking the revelations extremely seriously. let's go ahead and go to the defense department the u.s. defense department about their reaction their reaction is a lot more stronger they use the words we deplore we could leak for inducing individuals to break the law and the poor the release of all this information they of course also say that they are afraid that this will put people's lives in jeopardy and they also make a parallel with what happened back in july with the week the leaks of revelations made about the afghan war that this that the that these disclosures are much bigger and that the page the number of pages that are that have been released are that
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much bigger four times bigger so they the reasoning is if that has already gone ahead and put american lives in danger then how does something that's much bigger and rival a revelation that's much bigger now how many more lives are put in jeopardy as a result of this recently. i spoke to a different can but he's a politician from the national iraqi alliance group who told me this leaks important to bring those responsible for the wrongdoings to justice but i would like to see all people iraqis are americans who practice torture violate of the law and the constitution of iraq to be put in front of legal process and punished this report although they may not make a tsunami of politics changes in iraq but they also could be very useful to to. take people to justice and punish them for violating the law and the major strategic mistake of the united states is a key patient there's no good at completion of bad accusation and this is exactly
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the outcomes of acute patient these out a very important document has to be viewed very carefully ward by ward to put the dots. on the line. thoughts are events for canberra politician for the national iraqi alliance troops speaking to r.t. ahead on the program the saturday night escaping into a world of make believe many struggle with the affects of the global downturn fantasy the united states are using super power over us and the rise of the recession find out more of it. before that governments in france and britain have a fight on their hands following planned reforms issued in response to the railing a commie trade unions in the u.k. say they're preparing for the biggest ever demonstration as the country faces the most severe spending cuts since the second world war and across the channel french protests against the pension review show no sign of abating despite the senate approving a proposed two year rise in the country's retirement age artie's country reports
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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 their belief that they can force their government to reconsider its radical pension changes that's despite the fact the plans to increase or time age from sixty to sixty two have already been approved by the senate. where out here showing our dissatisfaction because personally i am huge 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 while these people fight against what they believe to be a grave injustice 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 if getting
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that dream became impossible through no fault of your own what of 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. all. 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. 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 protestant and their wells but just prevent other people to do their work and just trying to to. the country to block the economy. in france we don't want them to
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block our country in one thousand nine hundred five the french people managed to derail through protest the 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 consider the ongoing protests hurt small and medium businesses the engine of 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 thrive cash readers are paris had an artsy digging deep literally olympic structure in some help uncover the ruins of an ancient civilization the show to fill in some of the city's history good report coming to. the u.s. proposal to restrict how much countries should be allowed to borrow or export as
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well into opposition to the g twenty summit in south korea japan germany and russia of criticize the so-called planned economy thinking investment strategist peter schiff told us that our team that washington is the one to blame for creating the global imbalances and threaten the world's financial stability. policies that we're pursuing here in america are exacerbating the very imbalance that is that the treasury secretary claims that 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 frickin trade deficits and current 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 we do need to reduce global imbalances but to do that america needs to save more america needs to produce more i and we're not going to do that with the current policies in place we
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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 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 address a way to prevent a double dip recession many in the u.s. prefer to escape reality rather than face up to its aims with the threat of more financial nightmares to come new york to the world of comics for help. and instance in check reports. for two years now the world economy in the u.s. has turned into an ocean of horror from many how do you scape 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 sounds good others ways
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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 as 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. pockets to keep my money inside somebody's pocket r t tried on the gear to test its superpowers yeah i definitely do feel very protected from everything can't really see much but it would save several thousand people gathered on a weekday most these people i think if it was the unemployment office with computer games some dancing. and imaginary battles it's easier to forget that an economic
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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 and say how are we turning into a superhero for a day what is your main. weapon than i am power girl i've got big hair. and enjoying feeling like a child i pay everyone i have a great b. and i am their kind of crazy with the possibility of a double dip recession just around the corner it could seem trickier. to lure comic book shoppers it. but the world of fantasy is far from scared of losing its customers what are the most expensive and cheapest comic books you're selling today well i have some three dollars detective number thirty seven is. the last bad me and robin came along at sixty eight hundred dollars but it could take spider-man
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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 pretty new york. to one policeman has been killed at least twelve people injured by a suicide bomber and rushes to the republic of dagestan the blast went off for the checkpoint as the attacker attempted to drive his car into a police station the violence follows two anti terror operations by security forces in the north caucasus this week in which four militants were killed despite authorities efforts to crack down on terror the region remains volatile. suicide bombers have attacked the united nations office in western afghanistan a man drove his car packed with explosives into the gates and three other stormed the compound no un staff have been harmed but there are no reports though on whether afghan guards were injured the taliban's claimed responsibility we'll
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update you on that story as we get more tonight world news in brief quake hit haitians are battling to stem a cholera epidemic has killed almost two hundred people so far more than two thousand others have been diagnosed with the disease while experts fear the scope of the break will continue to grow doctors warn the conditions are ripe for cholera the striking areas with limited access to clean water medics also say the neighboring dominican republic should also be alert to the risk of deadly outbreaks down to the ongoing effects of january's massive earthquake which killed some three hundred thousand people. at least thirteen young people been shot dead and fifteen wounded in an attack on a house party in mexico. it's the second such massacre in less than a week in the border city of seal. last sunday gunmen stormed two homes killing seven at a party and two more and other halves named by. assad she powers fought with its olympic preparations the massive construction works also revealing the city's
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ancient past so archaeologists are hailing the discovery of an eighth century temple which has been uncovered during building work for the twenty fourteen games of the dentist polaski picks up a story. it could be a scene from an indiana jones movie archaeologists try to solve the secrets left behind by architects of an eight century temple these roots in the mid to all end of the caucasus are considered among the most prized discoveries in the area but you keep going you can immediately and you just take a look at how good these pipes are they almost didn't break when they fell there it appears that they were embedded in the walls so that the fireplace could be spread around so no will be able to put the pieces back together and see this heating system work. until last year the all rules were covered clear of rubbish they were first discovered by the soviet dark eola just under nine hundred fifty s. and later lost again for more than half a century. old was picked as
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a construction site for future olympic been use for the sochi winter games in two thousand and fourteen almost every corner was carefully surveyed and that's one this part of history was discovered this script could have been brought by a treasure hunter is a long time ago and actually over the years part of this temple was destroyed by locals as they use the ancient systems to decorate their homes nell displaces under protection. romancers it wasn't a problem to convince construction companies to save the unique site. we'd like to do in this side into an old museum to make it accessible for cultural tourism moral way it's important but it will be inside the lindbergh park which is one of the russians white old territories and it will be visited by people from all over the world. smaller findings from the olympic park like these bronze age artifacts from now until be on display in sochi is historical museum its personnel preparing for
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the most significant arrival of new items and decades what that bad they see is the first archaeological project of such a scale in sochi and is the olympic preparations that made this survey possible undoubtedly without archaeologists and sites we could have lost these one even square ever and i can't open it happens elsewhere with a limp construction pool steam ahead the organizers say they're doing their best to save the region's reach historical heritage. so in two thousand and thirteen which will be celebrated and thought she has the year of museums the seeding may see not only the ground opening of stadiums ice rinks but also newly discovered landmarks like this christian sanctuary in the bay to all of those boards are sochi all of these of course a lot more as well on our home page or t. dot com we'll check that today for the weekend business edition to charlotte coming
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away just a moment here on r.t. . we've got. the biggest issues get voice face to face with the news makers. every month we give you the future you understand how to get. the best in science and technology from across russia and around the world. john. hello welcome to the business program here with me i was folly top finance officials in the world's major economies of agreed 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
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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 this is the central government say they will also move towards more market exchange rate system but a u.s. proposal to set you. rejected by countries such as china and south korea. but are is editor in chief of business new europe says the g twenty countries all struggling to coordinate their efforts against the competing demands of ensuring that economic growth. we are now in a very difficult part of the recovery and 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 has been successful in so much as we've avoided a great depression and despite all the talk about
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a double dip i think most people agree that it's unlikely to happen however we're now in a very difficult stage with. some economies already emerging other economies like in america the recovery is slowing 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 me is a good sign but nevertheless. temptation for some countries like the states to weaken their currencies which will solve the problems of market 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 off of publicly and russian companies so the end of the soviet union and reports. the biggest privatized program since the one nine hundred ninety
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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. 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 the country's biggest lenders burbank and in the national airline and afloat the finance minister believes investor demand will exceed supply but analysts are more cautious on. supply. logic on the company perhaps.
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being traded on the market such as. crossed after. concerning other companies i'm not sure because it would very much depend on investors which in turn would depend on the way the russian and global economies are proceeding pressure is 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 that most likely as a goal of my company as it can be also. there are a well known names like oil companies to offer these shares are we to invest how
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is it seems that. it was in the sixty's brown boss prove it is a sure bet that i'm not sure that the largest part of this placement target as it were to push through successfully the program will alter the financial landscape in russia although it will continue to be a major player in business the government will have less direct involvement it so this will usher in an era of greater transparency as companies become more accountable to their new. business r.t. . i'm covered up the stock market rush at the end of the week mixed after a choppy day the country's top poll produced the poll you should do it on my own fear of rising dollar. stocks this week has been affected by news of the privatization program and corporate data supporting the russian markets troika dialogues vice president explains the main trends in markets were very volatile
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very water and the general trend globally is that the markets are expecting the release of information on a new quarter if you singing in from the states. we saw very good results on the corporate. quarter results from the united states most companies it was eighty five percent reported two very good results well above expectations and thought factor which is very important for russia is the denouncement of new approaches program and the share update for this hour but you can always buy more stories on our website r.t. dot com flash business.


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