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tonight the massive on the exposed washington as a new series of leaks military logs suggest the u.s. ignored torture and civilian deaths in iraq we reports of. anger rages in europe with french demonstrators protesting the raised retirement date and british unions planning mass marches to counter deep government cuts. plus sport helps uncover history in russia's resort city of sochi as archaeologist stumble on an ancient temple during construction for the twenty fourteen winter olympics. the most welcome this is artsy live from moscow it's just after ten pm saturday evening i'm kevin zero in with the top story and online whistleblower wiki leaks
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has struck washington another massive blow today the website's let loose several hundred thousand secret u.s. military documents it is 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 when the documents were killed by troops in military action the us always said they do which is what's interesting about this that it wasn't keeping a record of civilian deaths but 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 civilian people who have died at the locations the exact timings of the
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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 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 these documents is something called public interest lawyers they are dealing with allegations from iraqis of 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 each of 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 outside fighting for the board on a football pitch he's here in the family tent fighting
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a cancer that's eating away at his head and stomach. collect the splinters of the rocket after exploded whoever showed them to said they were american and contaminated. poisoned. after the shrapnel struck sixteen year old maddox had 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. all contaminated sometimes i can hardly breathe. iraq is listed with buildings like this that used 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 burned the report
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showed that after the eight month standoff higher rates of cancer leukemia and infant mortality were found here and 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 who. would know. in the last few years hundreds of deformed babies have been 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 the american combat operations caused
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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 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 policy r.t. iraq. the founder and head of wiki leaks julian assange spoke to us at r.t. a little earlier after his press conference in london he says understanding the sheer number of iraqi deaths is vital to making sure such atrocities don't happen again. this is the most accurate description of
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a war that is being released into the historical record received it is nearly no street corner in baghdad didn't have a body found. through violence of one form or another for the everyday squalor or of course for the people in baghdad and cities in iraq was there everyday life for use in the us and we need to understand what the reality you or if we're going to choose to engage in it. he said removed has been following washington's reaction to the latest wiki leak and as he's found that u.s. officials who haven't yet forgotten about the previously can now have more concerned about this new one let's go ahead and go to the defense department the u.s. defense department about their reaction their reaction is
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a lot more stronger they use the words we deplore we could look for inducing individuals to break the law and they deplore 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 a wiki leaks of revelations made about the afghan war that this rival that the that these disclosures are much bigger and that the pace of the number of pages that are that have been released are that much bigger four times bigger so their 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. as a politician from the national iraqi alliance group in baghdad he 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 or violate
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the law and the constitution of iraq to be put in front of legal process and punished this supports a law that they may not make tsunami politics changes in iraq but they also could be very used to to. take people to justice and punish them for violating the law the major strategic mistake of the united states is acute patient there's no good accusation a bad reputation and this is exactly the outcomes of occupation these are very important documents has to be viewed very carefully word by word to put the dots. on the line and sort of enter politician from the national rocky alliance group speak to be the earlier head of the program tonight scaping into a world of make believe world many struggle with the effects of the global downturn since trying to see families in the united states using super powers to rise above
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the recession we report. first governments in france and britain have a fight on their hands following plan reform was issued in response to the railing economies 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 a pension review show no sign of abating despite the senate approving a proposed two year rise in the country's retirement age. over reports tonight 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 the plans to increase their time age from sixty to sixty two have already been approved by the senate. want to wear out here
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showing our dissatisfaction because personally i'm here demonstrating 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 that while 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 if getting that dream became impossible through no fault of your own would have 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
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of his own. the both books 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 a victor isn't the only person feeling this way we ask everybody to just to just protestant roots of their wells but just prevent the people to do the rock 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 all countries in one thousand nine hundred five the french people managed to do rail through protests 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 of the country's economy while those who are in charge
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in business and politics in the run up to the financial crisis that brought about the pension reform continue to throw. cast readers out of our parents'. ahead tonight digging deep literally a limpid construction in some cheese helped uncover the ruins of an ancient civilization that is sure they say to fit in some gaps of a city's history report on but these are the pictures all said they say more to come in the few minutes time here on our t.v. tonight. a u.s. proposal to restrict how much country should be allowed to borrow or export as one into a position of the g. twenty meeting in south korea japan germany and russia have criticized the so-called quote planned economy thinking investment strategist peter schiff told us 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 treasury secretary claims to want
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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 and turning out episodes 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 well we do need to reduce global imbalances 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 reversed 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. while the g twenty
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leaders are addressing ways to prevent a double dip recession many in the u.s. it seems have preferred to escape reality rather than face up to it with the threat of more financial nightmares to come new yorkers are turning to the world of comics for help artie's in the 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 well some have been choosing humor to fight off the frightening reality or you're 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
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world's biggest gathering of comic book fans and side fi lovers do you feel like this costume protects you from the woods of the u.s. economy. pockets to keep my money inside somebody's culture archie 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 is people having to close 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 and say how are we turning into a superhero for a day what is your main. weapon. i'm power girl i've got big hands.
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and enjoying feeling like a child i be everyone i have a great b. and so i am kind of crazy with the possibility of a double dip recession just around the corner it could seem trickier. to lure comic book shoppers in. but the world of fantasy is far from scared of losing its customers what are the most expensive and the cheapest comic books you're selling today well i have some three dollars detective number thirty seven is. the last batman book the robin came along at 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 pretty. online in our home page tonight are. these stories in store for you for the big spenders i'll
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be simply curious check. they're offering everything from brides to a double incrusted source very nice to make. him president that is box of amendments to russia's criminal code that would see hundreds of thousands of offenders schaik jail with leaders on that story to go home. one place has been killed and at least twelve people injured by a suicide bomber in russia so the republic of dagestan the blast went off for the checkpoints as the attacker attempted to drive his car into a police station the violence follows two 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
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attacked the united nations office in western afghanistan a month drove his partner to their explosives into the gates there and three other stormed the compound no u.n. staff had been harmed but there are no reports on whether afghan guards were injured the taliban. claimed responsibility and. placate patients are battling to stem a cholera epidemic that's killed almost two hundred people more than two thousand others have been diagnosed with the disease while the experts say the scope of the right will continue to grow doctors more that conditions are ripe for common to strike in areas with limited access to clean water medics also say the neighboring dominican republic should be alert to the risk to the deadly outbreaks down to the ongoing effect of january's massive earthquake which killed some three hundred thousand. of the certain people have been shot dead and fifteen wounded in an attack on a house party in mexico it's the second such massacre in the in less than a week in the violent border city of c.e.o. . last sunday government stormed two homes killing seven at
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a party and two more at another house nearby. assad she powers forward with its olympic preparations the massive construction works also revealing the russian city's ancient past two archaeologists are helping the discovery of an eighth century temple which has been uncovered during building work for the twenty fourteen games. takes up the story it could be a scene from an indiana jones movie archaeologists trying to solve the secrets left behind by architects of an eighth century temple these roots in the mid to wall until the caucasus are considered among the most prized discoveries in the area. and you just take a look at these pipes are they almost didn't break when they fell there it appears that they were embedded in the wall so that the fireplace could be spread around so no will be able to put the pieces back together and see if this heating system worked. until last year the all the ruins were covered clear of rubbish. they
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were first discovered by soviet archaeologists in the nine hundred fifty s. and later lost again for more than happy century when the media law word was picked 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 crypt could have been robbed by a treasure hunter is 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. and we'd like to turn this side into an open and museum to make it accessible for cultural tourism and moral way it's important there will be inside the lindbergh park which
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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 on will be on display in sochi is historical museum its personnel preparing for the most significant arrival of new items in decades what that clean washed bad they see is the first archeological project of such a scale and such and is the olympic preparations that made this survey possible undoubtedly without archaeologists and sites we could have lost these monuments forever and i can't often happens elsewhere. construction team had the organizers say they're doing their best to see the region's reach historical heritage. two thousand good team which will be celebrated and is the year of museums the seeding may see not only the ground zero but the look stadiums. but
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also newly discovered landmarks like the christian sanctuary in the great to all world. party. or we can show moscow out is on the air in a few minutes time but if we can business before but tonight. they are welcome to the business program here on r.t. with me charlayne was fairly top finance officials in the world's major economies of agree to boost the power of developing countries in the international monetary fund and the g twenty meeting in korea but they failed to set targets to address the tensions surrounding currency devaluation the i.m.f. deal with the europeans give up two seats on a twenty four strong board powerful developing countries and transfer six percent of votes to the g twenty finance ministers and central bank governors say they will also move towards more market determined exchange rate system but the u.s. proposal to set a new record targets on external balances was rejected by countries such as china
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and south korea. but an hour 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 their own economic growth. we're 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 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 the 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
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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 their problems or make that worthless little boost growth in exports but then that's at the expense of the recovery of other countries. have a leg up on any rush they ended the week mix start their choppy day country top our producer paul you said two and a half and then on face 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 dialog vice president explains the main trends the markets were aboard very water and the general trend globally is that the market's expecting the release of information on
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a new what if using it from the street then. we saw very good results on the corporate on third quarter results from the united states most companies about eighty five percent reported two very good results well above expectations. and probably this sort of factor which is very important for russia is the development of new approaches ation the program to other news now and serious investors everywhere have been buying physical gold since the start of the financial crisis as a hedge against uncertainty russians however buy bullion more as an elegant present rather than a clever investment touch on a protocol for fines that why. gold futures gold exchange traded funds gold mining shares there are plenty of ways to play gold box none of them offers the same sheer reassurance that the yellow metal itself we of course is stuck on and this we tend to focus a lot more on the companies that produce the gold for our. retail
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investor when it comes to the shares there are a lot more factors to keep in mind when investing if you talk only about the goal clearly you think only about. price in terms of financial and certain say investors look for somewhere safe something tangible physical gold gold and have it seems a perfect place to park your cash box not in russia eight infrasound bates' here makes this bar cost war that it would elsewhere in the world so these are not in demand with russian investors and mostly bought by jewelry makers but the most of us no longer have versions mostly by gold coins as presents crudely because they look nice however some of them are investment coins and then not liable to be investment coins are the matter once polished versions are better as souvenirs the
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bank will not buy them back to you they are scratched another option is to buy the physical mantle and leave it in the bank this avoids the v.a. chief financial advisors catering for the very rich recommand their clients to hold up to ten percent of their assets in precious metals like gold and this continues to be the case despite the recent sell off on the gold market we do think that probably will see higher prices of gold in the coming months mostly because there is too uncertainty who the global economy people and investors look for a safe haven there in. expectations about higher inflation in the major currency the dollar which is the other big liquid asset that people. global economies and central banks and investors look to the u.s. is interest to actually bring it to lower levels which would be positive for.

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