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we've got it for. the biggest issues get a human voice face to face with the news makers. on r.t. tonight coalition forces become a hindrance while trying to help libyan rebels meanwhile gadhafi soldiers try to take control of key city. the loyalists they fight against the insurgency attempting to recapture the western middle stronghold of misrata and points here in the capital city of tripoli join me in a few moments and i'll bring you more. also japanese authorities predict several months of radiation leaks as people try to rise from the rubble of the quake disaster. and one of the other main news stories of the week russian security forces strike a serious blow to a terrorist stronghold of the north caucuses of the first on the verse three of the
suicide bombings on the moscow metro. hello this is r.t. from moscow it's now eleven pm moscow time my name is kevin zero in with a news update for you and a recap of the top stories that shape the week and first program there are few forces in libya are attempting to recapture the country's third largest city of misrata it's the last rebel stronghold left in the west and has been under attack for weeks now our correspondent paula slater is in the capital tripoli with more. the word of bloodshed is increasingly being used to describe the situation in the last rebel held city in the west of this country the city of misrata now according to doctors on the scene they say that one person was killed and several people were wounded in the early hours of sunday morning when the government forces renewed
shelling on a building in the city and we understand from the doctors and that until a few days ago there were number of civilians being housed inside that building they had been injured in recent clashes between pro and anti gadhafi forces but fortunately there had been evacuated before the shelling began we are also hearing from doctors that in the last week alone hundred and sixty people have been killed in misrata itself from these battles are being told by doctors that in a month of fighting between six hundred and a thousand civilians have been killed in the city so if you the rebels have been in control of it for more than a month now what we are seeing increasingly is that the government troops are intensifying the shelling and more and more thugs likely that the city wolf or to the hands of gadhafi is mihm ever since the united states handed over command of the military operations here in libya to nato the u.s. has been decreasing the number of combat missions it carries out here we are now hearing from top american military officials that they are also going to begin withdrawing the fighter jets the submarines and the missile ships now this does
come across does come against the background of the stalemate in terms of fighting on the ground between those pro and you've got your forces around the city of brega in the east of the country it also comes against the backdrop of increasing criticism from within the american president barack obama's own administration over questions in terms of the representation and the capability of those opposition fighters as far as the tripoli government goes that they continue to call this a crusader war they say that these actions are illegal and immoral and they are now forcing more of the concerns that in the future they will be the supplying of weapons to these rebel fighters this will soon be followed by training and ultimate . and in the deployment africa soldiers. of his poor slayer washington is considering training in arming the libyan rebels despite claims that al qaeda has infiltrated their ranks but he got his cut off spring talking to opposition supporters in benghazi following the recent nato airstrike near by the left
thirteen dead. the general feeling here in the rebel stronghold is confusion a lot of confusion around that incident because according to some reports this attack of nato planes on the rebels was caused for good by the troops who sneaked in on the rebels and opened fire at the planes but other reports suggest that the rebels were celebrating and began shooting into the air just confusing the pilots and also true. to react back i can tell you that judging by the poor all level of organization and training of the rebel fighters both versions are possible because the rebels have been seen arguing and even fighting among themselves on the front meenie are teenagers who don't have any experience in combat and there is even speculation and lots of rumors of that egypt and the
united states me see we training the rebels there on the ground and also rumors that the cia secret agents needy operating there as well trying to organize the ruggles soon so when it comes to. the forces there are much better trained they're much better equipped and apparently there is much more of them according to some biggers the a ratio of forces at the moment is around one to ten meaning one rebel fighter against then the soldiers as so general understanding here in being guys the is that the only way the rebels could be successful is with this air support from nato . says the coalition does not as much support for exaction libya as it played. don't forget germany the most important country in europe brazil russia india and
china the bric countries the all abstained from vaulting and this week i managed to talk to two high grade king diplomats at the united nations big well said and this was independently confirmed in another us scholar had his own investigation they've all said independently jackson the greek countries or germany did not sought for the resolution because they knew there was a thirty deal in the background how's the south barack obama administration so you can attack force through tester's in bahrain a legitimate broadcast and you give us the green light so what that gaddafi. an arab league no fly zone resolution which was not diluted by the whole arab league only nine countries in twenty two in the arab league voted for the no fly zone so this whole scene to sum it all up is a farce. as the coalition forces continue their operation in libya there are
concerns that the intervention may soon backfire on you or of security experts fear that libyan islamic groups are plotting terror attacks in the e.u. in revenge for the allied airstrikes don't you push push some of the story. e.u. countries have taken a leading role in forcing the u.n. resolution but their efforts all the way over in libya now threaten to bring conflicts right to their very own back door was our list claim colonel gadhafi now has little other weapons left in his armory than overseas terror he's faced repeated accusations that he ordered lockerbie bombing that killed two hundred seventy mostly westerners experts say some countries are particularly in the firing line three leading countries of the offensive operation that means france in the united states of course the only option yes really is to use terror so i think. it's
a clear cut in prison better today in the. coming weeks but e.u. backing for anti gadhafi rebels could backfire further rebel leaders include the libyan islamic fighting group and associates of al qaida and the casualties mounting every day from allied bombing make fertile recruiting ground for anti western forces there are agents. working now in it that must feel guilt or i am feel. e.u. muslims protest against nato bombing of libya the organizer says people should prepare for the worst that's our only there's a very strong likelihood but i think what i do i don't have the ability but the most the track they will try to. bang the invasion of iraq lived through a surge in terror attacks in the e.u.
almost two hundred people died in the madrid train bombings in two thousand and four while suicide bombers killed fifty two people in london in two thousand and five officials know similar results in the wake of this campaign western intelligence reports creased activity among suspected terrorist cells indicating the threat of attack is high one officer told r.t. an e.u. terrorist strike is now just a question of time. brussels. and coming up with a program for your snatched off a train in the middle of the night find out how a palestinian engineer disappeared and ukraine's resurfaced in israel and why the secret services might be involved. also as it's almost fifty years since mankind's first journey into space we renew the latest on preparations for a special anniversary flight coming up. pan faces the grim prospect of several months of uncontrolled radiation leakage officials have said radioactive water
continues to escape into the ocean from a crack in the fukushima plant second reactor the spite all the efforts to try to stem that flow and the bodies of two workers killed by the devastating tsunami of meantime being recovered from the red facility the massive wave that hit the country is now claimed the lives of twelve thousand people over two hundred thousand still live in shelters the authorities are given assurances they're doing everything they can to help the displaced communities result is discovered many people feel their governments failed them. this is the first time many residents marcie and. seen their houses since the tsunami has surged through them but in most a little of value remains but subtle shinji is not trying to salvage material possessions. my house was totally destroyed and my husband died in the tsunami now i'm honoring him by getting his personal things out i just wish everything could go back to how it was. shinji has been housed at the local school with several hundred
others people here have been taken turns to volunteer as cooks and cleaners. but the ground conditions mean that after nearly three weeks the communal spirit is frame and. we are dissatisfied with your forties we know there are temporary houses that will be put up and you will get them some areas have been favored over others . the government admits that lot a single temporary house has been constructed so far but even when they do finally go up there once of the far greater problem. the government excavators are removing the rubble as fast as they can but for the victims of the disaster even those lucky enough to get the temporary housing it will be years before they can come here rebuild their house and color their home many of the stricken japanese coastal towns rely for generations on bling bling fishing and shipping industries
livelihoods which no longer exist and there is little hope of ever getting them back tell us the one thing the government is good at solving big problems not the ones of the small people i do not think this town will ever be a rebuild as it was even if i restore what i have no one will build anything next to my house. but the government providing food and temporary shelter was the relatively straightforward part in helping victims cope with the disaster making sure people have a place and a community to return to will be much more difficult bigger and no party. japan. and dependent nuclear power consultant john large told me he believes while japan was caught off guard when the tsunami struck the country was still unprepared to deal with this type of accident. the problem is really the fundamental nuclear safety culture in japan and generally in the rest of the developed world is flawed
what happened here is that the japanese considered this cascade. of tsunami could never happen or would happen so infrequently that they didn't have to take account of it and as a result they never practice is never rehearsed for this type of accident and we can see a predictably that the japanese for the first two weeks have been running around to coin an old english phrase like headless chickens not knowing what to do the real problem is this if they take a measure like flood in and quench in the reactors with water that may well lead to serious consequences later on when they have all that accumulated water and soil which is highly radioactive then they have to make a decision of how to deal with the water with the keep it in site in bond trenches or to actually destroy it to see with the consequences on the marine environment so whichever way they turn and they've been ill prepared and they poorly planned for the consequences of this succeeding action. can largely dependent nuclear power consultants going to be there from. one of the biggest counter-terror operations in
years there are seventeen militants dead in russian seven republicans on monday it was thought that russia's most wanted terrorist could be among those killed thirty's are waiting on the results of friends of theirs to verify that information during the raid security forces also destroyed militants camp where terrorists will be trained the operation took place from the first anniversary of the twin suicide bombings that rocked the moscow metro trading. i didn't get a culture never caught up with some of the survivors of those deadly attacks. it started off as just an ordinary monday morning for me it took off he like many others had a certain string in his step. but little did. he realized the nightmares he would be thrown into just a few minutes later suddenly there was a very horrible sound as if something huge had formed.
and i woke up and there was a small haze. people were shouting and rushing out of the car would me he had heard was the start of the worst terrorist attack in the russian capital in six years just before eight am the first of two explosions hit the moscow subway killing twenty four people at the crowded logan position which lies beneath they had quarters of the federal security service forty minutes later the terror trail moved south targeting a station at a crucial city intersection killing twelve more. established last year with a set gaze of thirty eight right in the middle of the rush hour it struck up the back of the train as commuters try to get on board it was dark there was no lighting and i just thought people bodies that were there were made of them some of
them were threats on the floor near the metro train and the side was horrible it was the people who were just before us and there was nothing that would save them with eight million commuters after a day moscow subways one of the busiest in the world that's made it a terrorist target in the past and a year ago it was to be a target once again a twenty year old student leaving so the horrors for herself the truth fuses to live in fear today sometimes i feel something like this i think about this but general i think we have safe safety now. a year ago tires brought moscow to a standstill horo to our reading life but they were. and did to destroy people's spirits there's always certainly know what it chips says alive go zone and while a terror threat to millions both in moscow and across the globe remains it's
something people have long to live with my son the question r.t. moscow. the palestinian engineer is in an israeli jail for allegedly being kidnapped by israel secret services says he was snatched from a trade in ukraine and disappeared for weeks now israel admits it's holding the man accuses him of links with hamas but ukraine is perplexed over why it's thora these were not alerted as of his legacy or jeff skilling. several months ago older and younger and her husband palestinian engineer good arab will see she fled from gaza to her native ukraine they were looking for a peaceful life far from the constant pursuit is of the middle east good are even chills to leave behind a very good job with my husband was deputy director of the only power station in gaza he's a very highly qualified engineer and received an immensely high salary by local standards but they're relieved did not last long one evening up with c.c.
boarded an overnight train from quite a key of to meet his brother i will see if he was sound asleep in the middle of the night two men walked into his compartment and asked him to provide his id the man refused to do so and the next moment they handcuffed the palestinian and removed him from the train but only because she has no doubt it was a kidnapping plotted by israel's intelligence service i must start with mobile and i received a text message from him the next day he said that he needs to lie low and is going to saudi arabia i knew it wasn't his style he never uses words like. when many called you don't you crazy in the following few weeks while her husband doubts were unknown until israel's prime minister confirmed all this time the man had been behind bars in an israeli prison i will sue sue israel machines years for months and months and rearrested him for origins and warm. but one question
arises if the arrest was indeed legitimate why had ukrainian special services been left in the dark about the operation with our. single intelligence service turned to us to assist risking a criminal received no notification of any special operation either. experts say in special operations between the intelligence of two countries a suspect is routinely arrested and deported otherwise the procedure breaches a country solvent see in the present case nobody can even say how exactly the man was taking out of ukraine a million in their look at him all of this man was not put on the wanted list by any country and there have been no extradition claims it is unclear who left ukrainian territory. this would not be the first case when my side has struck without warning last year i suspected hamas militant was assassinated in dubai and guess what the emirates special forces say they had no idea about the planned move
again. as i was c.c. awaits charges against him to be brought next week there are any concerns she will spare no effort to put an end to this complaint against an ordinary engineer alexy rush of ski r.t. reporting from kiev ukraine. i was a lot more news views now assists chance to say on our website stories game mechanics tonight power to the people but it won't cost you your because electricity bills have sought after a federal decision to allow energy providers to fire why city officials and residents build like that they're calling the move a money grab it's online tonight for us plus prime minister vladimir putin takes a green machine for a spin there is the machine to find out what he thought of russia's news frybread. the building well we'll get a good option shortly and i would decide to dot com. to me to read it was banned top government officials from running or even helping to
run companies in which the state has a stake in the movies aid to create a better climate for investors in russian president medvedev has ordered ministers to leave any corporate posts they hold by july this year and it'll be replaced by non-government figures official say the move only applies to competitive corporations such as the country's major energy defense companies and banks. exit polls suggest because it stands incumbent president nursultan as a buyer feel secure another term in office he said to have won over ninety percent of the ballots cast in the early presidential vote there as a buyer has been in power since one thousand nine hundred one and he enjoys the exclusive right to be elected for the limitless number of times in the constitution will no longer allow any other president vote was called after the leader rejected the idea of a referendum about prolong his term in office until twenty twenty three candidates challenging him in the vote but none of publicly opposed his policies more than a thousand international observers are overseeing the election which has already
come under criticism for perceived lack of fairness the first official results are expected early on monday here today on more world news in brief and hundreds of french troops are being sent to y. every coast is the power struggle in the country they are reported to have taken over the airport in the main city of abidjan around a thousand people have been killed in violent clashes in the west of the country over the last few days forces loyal to un. battling supporters of incumbent president. refuses to seek power. but these forty one people have been killed and dozens injured in twin explosions at a self leaks shrine in pakistan leaders were gathering for a three day festival building the producer province where those blasts went off see few strides have come under attack in the country before many muslim hardliners consider this mystical branch of islam. others the protesters are taking the streets in afghanistan in the lead protests over the burning of a qur'an by
a pastor in the u.s. last month demonstrators in kandahar attacked cars and shops and riot that's left at least two policemen dead the protests have also spread to other cities too it comes after twenty people including u.n. staff were killed in similar demos in recent days. america's southwest airlines is grounded nearly eighty of their planes for record spec sheet and its council free of flights. nationwide move came after a section of the fuselage was ripped open on a boeing seven three seven during a flight of friday forcing an emergency landing at a military base in arizona the jet with hundred eighteen people on board at the time was on route from phoenix to secretary of the cabin pressure is suddenly drop the pilot made a rapid descent and one of the passengers seriously injured. in the fiftieth anniversary of the first manned flight into space rush is preparing for one of the epic achievement crew is set to blast off aboard a soyuz spacecraft on monday night on their mission to the stars this reseller for
ati is following what they do. well it's just a day before the launch of the so used to twenty one and to the international space station of course the crew out there going through the final preparations the spacecraft itself it's already said in its vertical position but they're putting the final touches but what's most interesting is the process the traditions that the crew have to go through following the footsteps of the men and women that came before them the most interesting thing happening today is the blessing of the russian orthodox priest he's giving his blessing to the group before they go off on their mission of course this was a practice during. cosmonauts. requested for this before he went on his mission to the mir space station this was the t m a twenty two so used to twenty mission another interesting tidbit we found out is that the russian orthodox priest himself he actually wanted to be a cosmonaut but he didn't manage to achieve close as he could get to that dream is
to be working with an awesome self so he's there giving his blessings so that's what we've been watching for today and another tradition that we have to go through . before actually launching into space. aside from the journalists who are here. people for the side. of this space program we also have a lot of people coming here just to witness what's going on as tourists. i'm joined now by actually a tourist here at baikonur oh thank you very much for joining us just tell us briefly why are you here i know you are tourists but what is it that drew you to this place well i'm actually a fulbright scholar in moscow this year and i'm interested in the russian space program in the history of the russian space program as well as the cooperation between the u.s. and american space program but what was the most interesting things so far that you've seen that you can share with people who can make it here. it's almost seems like it's in the middle of units in the middle of nowhere it seems like
a. launching speed. every six months actually much more frequently than that but it's just it's a it's in the middle of nowhere and it's really a small town atmosphere and at the same time a big spaceport thank you very much. so there you have it you have a lot of tourists here going to the different monuments so maybe i'll be going to the launch pad as well to have a closer look at the rocket which of course there's the symbol the bay side actually if you because got it for the fiftieth anniversary of his first space flight another interesting thing is that we've been talking to the wives of the a cosmonauts especially the two russian cosmonauts alexandr some of which i have and i'll do what he said told me this is their first time in space said when you can when you talk to their wives they're actually the ones who are very very nervous about the making of their husbands making this trip to get a very interesting atmosphere here what you don't see. maybe in front of a camera it's all the conversations that go on between the astronauts of people visiting just a very informative
a very exciting atmosphere that we are experiencing here at baikonur in force everybody looking forward to the launch marking be a fiftieth anniversary of utica got its first spaceflight. there will be following closely later on on monday for you here on out but actually present in a few minutes we take a close look at the di lemma of crime and punishment looking at the case of a man sentenced of his life taken away when it's sixteen is facing to. the programs coming up shortly here on r.t. from moscow is now approaching. twenty eight minutes past eleven o'clock or something.
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