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egypt sets out along the path to democracy gearing up for autumn's holes but there are warnings islamic radicals could take root in the existing power vacuum. and year after the explosion at b.p.'s deepwater horizon rig spilled millions of gallons of oil into the gulf of mexico those whose health has been wrecked are still fighting for help. and russian police keep a constant vigil to prevent terror attacks in north caucuses we take a look at the day to day battle on the front line.
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during the welcome swati yeah we're here twenty four hours a day but the program the top story in the west may already be hailing the big true democracy in egypt there are fears the celebrations may be premature radical islamists into groups like the muslim brotherhood could steal a march in september's elections and that's more and it supports the free vote in the autumn could see a much stricter regime take control. the more things change the more they stay the same certainly that's how it seems in egypt where the army is clearing qarase tahrir square of demonstrators to show everything's back to normal and they're not wrong after months of upheaval it's very much the same people in charge as before if there's a concern that they may agree to the dictates of their family to the dictatorship the deep concerns as to whether the reforms are going forward. whether the
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restrictions on the role of the military is still too great for true freedom to emerge in egypt and that is the debate that's currently polarizing society but without the army a power vacuum and poised to step into that vacuum the muslim brotherhood links to al-qaeda the brotherhood is understood to be multiplying and organizing from the mosques according to their spokesperson they expect to win seventy five percent of the electoral seats they contest in september's election some expect something more sinister there might be a deal. between the army and between the muslim brotherhood to share power and basically hijack the whole revolution this is the oldest and the best organized political movement in the opposition and of course if the field is more or less been leveled now after mubarak has gone they have more chances than others who are not well organized back at the beginning of the year european leaders appear to
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adopt a hands off approach to supporting democracy in egypt. these democratic change has to start now. it needs to happen now for greater freedom and democracy. but americans are now arriving in droves to exert their influence over the democratization process it's very worrying to see so many advisers from washington arrive in cairo and perhaps try and hijack the revolution for washington and we must always remember that egypt was a strategic lynchpin of washington foreign policy that all important is going to hell and the nile river basin so we'll see the forces aligned against really a leader that does a regime egypt washington will differ. but what if it's the muslim brotherhood although the west has had some dealings with the brotherhood it acted very differently towards its roots organize. ation hamas classified by some countries as
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a terrorist organization in two thousand and six hamas won a democratic election in the palestinian authority in response the middle east quartet employees to face sanctions according to the merriam webster dictionary the definition of democracy is government by the people but what will happen in the european corridors of power if the people of egypt sees what's perceived abroad to be the role of government the world awaits the results of september the election. see. in libya fierce fighting continues as a u.n. warns the coalition sending military escorts to protect aid shipments humanitarian work in the country risk comes as france and italy are set to dispatch teams to advise rebels on the ground. says it's a clear breach of the un mandate. i don't think you can see it as
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a legal move clearly goes well beyond the bounds of u.n. resolution nine hundred seventy three we were told explicitly a month because this would not happen we were told we would not be troops on the ground we would. play a no fly zone to help civilians we've now have more and more indication that the british and french governments in particular the united states are really going for something much more substantial and they had the articles in the papers last way which said really they had a regime change this again is not it's not science and the u.n. resolution one hundred seventy three number of reasons why they are embarking on a pole they want to maintain their own face of their own their own prestige over this i think both parents are crazy in different ways are interested in this in addition to this they are scared that the whole process that we saw earlier this
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year in the middle east will go out of their control and maybe here is a means of reasserting. western control in arab and african countries and that is what we're doing. still ahead here this hour we take you to the front now in russia's fight against. being a policeman in russia's north caucasus region it is a notoriously dangerous job we go on patrol in turbulent darkest hours on the front lines of the fight against islamic insurgents join us on our special report in just a few minutes. plus our closeup team travels through russia's far east see how the calls are making time. to put them on track. on the first anniversary of the gulf of mexico oil disaster that killed eleven people and millions of gallons of crude insinuation b.p. has filed to lawsuits damages well the company is looking for others to play
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fighting for big money in the courts it's locals who are paying a price with their health expenditure. five million barrels of oil in combination with almost two million gallons of highly toxic chemical dispersants used to fight the oil spill a cocktail that contaminated not just the water in the gulf but found its way into people's blood a year after the disaster an environmental group tested the lot of dozens of cleanup workers as well as residents of coastal areas they found levels of band seen thirty six times higher than normal records for a blue another turn. our shape in terms of want to work in an open or a bomb or even a. matter and work as a boat engineer he says he was in perfect health before he was exposed to the toxic chemicals in the gulf now he's finding a bouquet of illnesses cargo shouldn't flugel the fellow to lecture military
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officials for clayton is not alone in his fight dortch price owns a small boat yard in louisiana perfectly healthy just a year ago he has lost thirty pounds in the last few months george was diagnosed with severe anaemia us attorney and must still hold of this story and we. know you really know dr michael robbie chom who's been practicing medicine in louisiana for forty years says he's never had such an influx of patients with respiratory and blood issues he fears the worst bits a distance troubadour has for calls can be robbie cha is one of a few doctors who is outspoken about gulf coast residents sometimes connection with the toxic chemicals that they've been exposed to many other doctors refuse to recognize the cause as dr robert shaw says either because they don't have the necessary training or they don't want to be called her.
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brother's an environmental justice group polled residents in several coastal communities almost half said they have experienced health problems like coughing skin and eye irritation or headaches that are consistent with common symptoms of chemical exposure doctors say the consequences of having for example benzene in the blood could be a lot more serious it can cause an eight crease in red blood cells leading to a need or cancer of the blood forming organs it's very clear when you look at be ingredients both of which is considered so. it is considered as rather a hazardous material cuddle with me in reading and in tell us about this person's. it when you're exposed together actually it's all times more toxic imbues are exactly the same rules that are truly not literally in people's blood many of the fact that gulf coast residents and those involved in the cleanup of the gulf say we're alone in their fight with the consequences of last year disaster many of them
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like clayton don't even have health coverage through interest through. you or should or should every marine biologists are saying it's going to take at least twenty years for the gulf ecosystem to recover president obama signed the country's environmental agency to investigate health effects of the spill but many gulf coast residents are sure agency will do its best to sweep the findings under the rug i'm going to check out reporting from washington r.t. . but even a year after the largest accidents in the history of oil exploration not much has changed in terms of safety regulations in the u.s. soldier roberts the director of the documentary gas hole says the corporations don't have to alter anything because of america's oil addiction i think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the oil companies really don't. i care about the consumer and you know it's business as usual they're making billions billions of dollars in profits americans we like our big toys we really don't like
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to sacrifice our lifestyle for the better of the long term good it seems and the car companies are producing cars that s.u.v.s trucks things that really aren't that great on fuel economy we as consumers are buying them so they're going to keep making up i think it comes down to money i think oil companies they throw some money towards the alternative fuel industry and doing research you know a lot of that is green washing but why change business as usual when you're making billions of dollars we need powerful leadership in washington d.c. who is not afraid to point the finger at the oil industry create new legislation consumers need to find out you know we live in a society where people know more about the american idol contestants than they do their own representatives we all have to get involved we have to push legislation and we have to vote in the people that are going to make a difference and do something about it. but there are plenty more reports blogs and analysis that just a click away at the top is a taste of just some of the stories that. the man believed to keep in the in the
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secrets to the leaks as we moved to a new prison but some critics say he's treatment is a violation of human rights. that's russian roulette to foreign investors running even gambling. story on our web site. more than ninety militants have been killed and dozens of terrorist attacks prevented as part of security raids in russia or recent months of the country's anti terry committee says the of course it's brains the brain training terrorists for police there combating extremists on a daily basis has become boring from the time gotten caught up with those constant caught. only from confined and dr stone and so. than russia but this isn't a battlefield of tanks and missiles but of daily skirmishes bombs and hit and run attacks patrols it. is. the first
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yes i'm afraid but there has to be someone to do this job and recently the dangers of the job brought home with a bone. as this easy t.v. footage shows militants drive up and fire a burst from a kalashnikov into the police station door before speeding off five minutes later the second car left behind explodes seven policemen wounded the local prosecutor's office and federal security service building took the brunt of the blast. the local police chief is under no illusions about the viciousness of their opponents. as police we have to use orleans legal means to fight these militant however there is one birth here when these ballots these things like blowing up cars in busy street must fight them in their own way the town of cause of the earth itself is a modest trading center surrounded by villages many of which are friendly to the
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hardline one harvey form of islam and the militants it's typical of many such places throughout russia's north caucasus which is struggling with a radical islamic insurgency and refer to people joining the militants as having gone to the forest but can't understand how they justify their acts of god then i get it it's crucial to find a common language when those in a forest there should be a way to reach some compromise. on others sometimes it feels like i live not in dagestan but in afghanistan a real muslims wouldn't go to the forest isn't as a social religion and the forest is for animals not people it was hubby's bruce i knew it would look i don't curse the honeys they're killing their brothers they're not real muslims you monsters that on the town's five hundred police are mostly muslim just like the militants even so they are usually the main tera target but they're keen to distinguish between hardened terrorists and new recruits value of
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course the young people who made a mistake in wake of the forest should be given a chance to mend their ways but those who persisted killing civilians and policeman will destroy them. seen enough. his opponents to know about their methods and motives however dangerous they are he doesn't think he has a special threat. those who go to the far east are just. criminals they're just scum and it's awful to be using his lamb to disguise theory. back at the police station they're reinforcing the concrete barricades they want to be prepared for the next wave of kalashnikovs and car bombs were at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the town police say their life here over the past decade has been one of virtual parties and warfare and yet nobody seem to be able to answer those two most obvious of questions how or when it might tempt tom barton artsy. the president of pakistan to leave the solutions lie in improving the
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standard of living in the region in an interview with r.t. he says it would help prevent us from getting their acts. the extremist ideology ists are exploiting the problems we are currently facing they are trying to convince the youth that the current all thirty the current regime is bad and. they it appears want to live in a different state with totally different laws i want to ask you to prove that we can develop successfully the matters of upbringing and ideology are just as essential generational people have grown up who are not familiar with the c.v. era traditions and values don't have any new ideas or values to replace them that is vacuum is being filled by various radicals and extremists in places archy concern apply for the minds the sympathies of young people is essential you know not why he's going on everywhere these days especially in the media but our style forces have been very active on newton it for example we are trying to oppose them
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of their own ideology of peace and friendship. but what's a full version of say for sure and that's his interview with us. dani that in about fifteen minutes or an outing. for a quick look at some other news stories from around the world. you know australia asylum seekers are forced integration detention center in sydney nine buildings were destroyed by fire started bodyguards as detainees climbed on to the roof where they threw missiles at officers trying to regain control of the complex protests in the country of conditions at the center become more frequent as the number of asylum seekers continues to rise. twenty kilometer evacuation area around japan's paralyzed nuclear complex has become an official. announcements comes our police found more than sixty families still living in the contaminated area the plant crippled by both the earthquake and tsunami has been hit by
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a series of explosions as a leaked radiation and ground and sea pollute people had been urged to leave the area after the much less disaster order was not in force. massive demonstrations are being held in cities across yemen with tens of thousands of people marching on the streets and policemen and government ancestor were shot dead in a separate incidents hundred twenty people killed since the uprising began. protesters have been demanding president early on sunday steps down immediately something that means that. could argyria where more than three hundred people were killed as the post-election violence arrested in the roof of the country was nimrod has burned homes and police stations not a result so good luck jonathan taking a majority of the brits in a presidential poll the nation is divided between the muslim governments of both
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christian south and. tens of thousands of records. well now for adventure with r.t. as we explore russia. well. perhaps the most ambitious project. you travelled some six thousand kilometers from. here. with china. i came to. the house yourself so simple but. many people became a symbol of unity. the closer the crew and i welcome you to russia's far east we're in a trance my call region it's a six hour flight from moscow but it feels
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a world away with modest living wide open spaces and a rich tapestry of diversity that includes indigenous people and those who hail from the former soviet states many of them came to this area with romantic notions of finding a new life and working to build the nation's infrastructure. mainline bam project was meant to connect eastern siberia with the far east but it also managed to unite people and to create a culture unique to this region but here's more on the people who took a chance on it and the controversy that surrounded it. god the. the the. the.
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she got enough. now that it seems to me she might get it is out to prove he's russia's biggest mover and shaker in movies and one video the country's top one hundred starting his stuff on the dance floor that's become an internet phenomenon. on the video was snapped with a reunion party in the presence of university friends on twitter using described his style as something like that one should have a headache forty six year old tweeted back with smiles let's listen to his muse the beautiful stock you must. explain here
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now and then we'll cross to you he had his mistress. for hello and welcome to business hours here thanks for joining us russia's top government officials will have to step down from the boards of state run companies to be replaced with independent directors the order was signed by president medvedev in a bid to improve the country's investment climate and to discourage joint lighting in the studio by exeunt a conical chairman of this advisory board of the association of independent directors six hundred many thanks indeed for joining us here in the studio so the top officials are leaving the state corporations from your point to you is it
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a is it a positive or negative move that includes a positive. process are sort of significant parts or just be. market scripts musician and the government there's of course my own very important role in improving and the overall concept comic efficiency and scope with the most and that's why this decision in the lion will always have the guidance and also look at best practices which we can see in germany france and the centenary countries and so it also divides so responsibility of the governments as a. as a shareholder and this is transparency and the abuses there will fall. off. or phrase could relate to corruption on the comp and i also will fully supported by say you say that it probably improved corporate governance of the
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corporations of the enterprises but will this make the market more attractive for invest it yes. definitely with the improvements all of the performance will increase the value off for this company in all its own and also it also will be more for so-called discounts corporate governance discount which informational vs and if you look at their. ratio of conscious sin of companies and greek we can find the india and china for example they have the ratio which suits higher than russia if it means that we are improving westercon for them the russian market could be doubled to its present value. officials at her place with independent direct. how is the state to go into control if corporations. thank you first fall within their own companies should. have
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a consequence in the directors was a clear definition of her also role in the responsibility of such a directors and also analytic company should conduct board assessments and the review of the assessment of the in the plan directors and then they are special and board meetings and there was a new contribution to the company and grace and this analysis is the government's and cheerful this was my decision and all good rail each of these directors a lot of initiatives have ended up in the grave do you think this one holds more perspective. yes we would think that so there is an area where interest in initiatives is now the government so i think we should focus on the exit and the governance my face a few challenges in this respect first of all it's on how to create and transparent and open mechanism volitional from the point of directors because nowadays the rector's are often sits and it's often with side group of people who are friendly with officials and so in this respect with we think there is
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a gunman shoots from more directors who is a relevant experience as an exact senior rizieq sits on a board members in a car when it was a little of course we're going. of course on the whole understand the. contribution of the both of the ritz and the candidates in the second challenge was also important this is the definition of the art in the plan and direct which should be for the qualified because now this represents from there were some brains for example all the stakeholders which provide sources to companies they considered as in the plan a director switch from a single stall to little and that's not someone who is a corporate governance and we should smoke on this with think that's of their if one promotes all right alexandra thank you very much indeed for sharing your views that xander chairman of the supplies are aboard association of independent directors. and let's now have a look at the global markets look at four percent gain so far this month following a ten percent rise in much crude prices it keeping their heads out. floating around two hundred twelve dollars
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a barrel and brant is slightly more than one hundred twenty four dollars per barrel these. gold prices have advanced a new all time record topping fifteen hundred dollars an hour smog so it's trading about forty five dollars per ounce its highest level in three decades worldwide inflation of debt concerns that precious metals which investors turn to hedging inflation and steam the question from a vocal cord it's far from being a. if you people pass hundred years or so before you traditional weaving of someone's profile you're from gordon globally was anywhere from three to five percent right now or below one percent so clearly there's huge room for gold to go back i mean if you were to basically have gold but pleased the traditional role of being for insurance only in the best report for us right now despite the moves in gold really the world is not over let's go by any means. in asia or japanese stocks as a child building on the gains in different recession tech stocks are on the rise after the us knology companies reported strong earnings t.k.
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corp is up three point six percent and he turns she two point five percent hong kong shares climbed the spire by a strong overnight rally and wall street. shalonda resource sector stocks are leading the gains petro china is up almost two percent and industrial and commercial bank of china gains one point two percent. and here in russia b r c s has just opened and is gaining by the point two percent of the mice is about to launch its session eight figures you see on the screen yesterday. consumer prices in russia grew as much as four point one percent this year the pace of the growth has accelerated compared to last year while if we point four percent in the same period prime minister vladimir putin had earlier placed to tame the annual facial to moderate at seven point five percent. your could date for more gun us later next .
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eleven in a country that don't understand that there's more violence in the streets of this country than there are the streets of baghdad. there's the racial. bias.


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