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libyan rebels are ready to storm could home town. and a desperate effort to find a future. european governments to start their own fight for oil deals in the country. a draft resolution a jewel is a brewing at the u.n. security council that's rough on the west proposed two different approaches to tackling the escalating crisis in syria. a world war two veteran who's leading a campaign to expose corruption in british courts is losing his battle an appeal against a six month jail sentence is dismissed. to its newly elected president to rebuild the nation's economy which lies in ruins after years of struggling to maintain it's.
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just after five pm on saturday here in moscow this is r.t. with me roll recent shots fierce fighting reported in parts of libya gadhafi remains at large despite nato support of the rebels in the hunt for the future of our coalition forces are launched an attack on his last remaining stronghold hometown of sirte to pave the way for a full scale ground offensive by the rebels. in libya and brings us this report on the humanitarian side of the conflict. the how the bible of the khadafi regime is now. a new lead. people not to kill but you. the capital tripoli is he
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a story where the of people may not know for sure what the future will bring but they know that the past will never return. everything that might remind people of our decades of dictatorship is be overthrown god this is only for directed things no only for doing things he's fighting has continued since rebel forces and to tripoli during the week and much of the city bears the scars a war on top of months of relentless bombing by nato new evidence of the bloodshed emerged when hundreds of bodies were found in a hospital abandoned by starfleet in the arrival of rebel forces with no one clear control and many residents now live in fear of anarchy and an armed man from dave sides of the conflict. this man proudly shows as a trophy one while he took part in the overrunning of conduct his residence double
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as a zia when we entered we saw many weapons and going to court there is no gadhafi anymore the at the man says he would love to have another prize duffy's had. was great and up this just because of the shoulders such that with their leader this was the tripoli it was just what. was celebrated as oh another kind that's. still at large this guy is not yet over there is no. tripoli. and washable is celebrating the end of a dictatorship i lists are skeptical that democracy is next in line for libya journalist asked about he spoke to us earlier and said that al-qaeda is effectively already in power in the capital. yes hall is that the fractal military commander of
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tripoli as we speak give you and me out phil had keane. and he is there now yes it he was trained in afghanistan he was struck by the cia after nine eleven he was friends with sarkar when he was captured in the lesion two thousand and three he will score cerulean bancorp in one of the also extremely rendition cia prisons in bangkok he was sent back to the libyans he made a deal with saif al islam in two thousand and nine he was released and now he's the military commander of troops from the beginning when the whole february seventh was hijacked by the later powers by the u.s. military defectors from tripoli everybody was working together including this r.p.g. had this that's why we don't know what's going to happen next. and while the u.n. is calling for a whole lot of violence and libya nato allies are already eyeing up the countries of vast oil reserves countries who have worked together to break it up his rule and
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all racing against each other to secure lucrative energy contracts and it's not he's a surfeit of course it's fears a new regime in libya could easily slide into corruption. half a billion dollars from italy now a whopping one point five billion from the u.n. that's on top of three hundred million dollars from turkey it's questions abound about the future of the place exactly libya is the money that's been talking the loudest governments have a strong interest in. opening up business again and. everybody is raising its lead foreign minister has the night there's a race on with france to be the first on the ground to restart business in libya but the italians have me clear their eagerness to maintain the extremely close trade ties they enjoyed and they get back the regime but as the money begins to flow to help the national transitional council it takes power but the question mark
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remains a very exactly who these fast funds belong to indeed gadhafi states which is coming to an end the borderline between wealth the problem well photographed family and the wealth of the state were not very clear so it's hard to see how much of this money was a direct emanation of gadhafi as well of wealth and how much of it was actually. could be categorized as libyan assets by gadhafi family were authentic keys of using libya's riches as their own personal pocket money now there are concerns that the unfreezing of libyan assets with house affected monitoring his aides and the floodgates to new corruption leaders now a lot of opportunities everybody is trying to i think you know it's sort of.
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trying to exploit this war as best of everybody but with lucrative oil gas and infrastructure projects to follow as the war torn country rebuilds everyone it's. seems wants a slice of the action a war is now what is the dispensable for western economies worser into st louis. you destroy your view you throw your review it's. not just italy that have been trying to keep the national transitional council. like it or not but many western countries a peaceful libya will mean big business there. he is going to live from the heart of moscow still to come in the program here and the eye of the storm new york is bracing itself for the wife of hurricane irene as part of the city are evacuated and public transport has been shut down. russia has introduced a draft resolution of the u.n. security council designed to push the warring sides in syria towards peaceful
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dialogue moscow says its proposals based on a similar statement you know mostly passed by the security council earlier this month but the draft could mean serious opposition from western countries who are calling for a change of power in syria he's got an extra kind of ports. it looks like we're going to see a battle of two different versions of resolutions on syria the u.n. security council russia is putting forward its draft resolution which will be an alternative to the resolution that the u.s. and european representatives are putting together a letter has already been dubbed a sanctions resolution the u.s. and european leaders want to put more pressure on the syrian government whereas the russian version of the resolution makes two very important points first of all it cost to the syrian government to expedite the implementation of the reforms that president assad has announced in order to effectively address the legitimate aspirations and concerns of the syrian people and second it urges the syrian
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opposition to engage in political dialogue with the syrian authorities about what reforms to carry out in the country the syrian opposition definitely could be more forthcoming in that direction so a very important difference there the washer and draft resolution does not put pressure on just one side it costs the dialogue it calls for restraint on both sides and here is more on that from russia's and point to the united nations who spoke with us earlier if there are some constructive ideas from our colleagues were prepared to absorb them but of course simply you know marrying the two would go to different species from two different planets so what we have seen from. colleagues u.k. and others it's completely biased and leaning exclusively on the syrian government it doesn't have anything of the need for dialogue doesn't encourage your position for dialogue in fact our concern is that it's going to be the more extreme the more destructive elements of the syrian opposition towards. even stronger
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efforts in order to topple the syrian government so that's why we. don't like at all. trying to achieve by that resolution of and i propose an alternative to the security council of the world but it was the. because it has worked for months russia has been pointing at the problem with the attitude the west of the west towards the developments in syria moscow says that attitude has been exclusively about exerting pressure on one of the parties namely the syrian government and president are sought which effectively sends the wrong message to the syrian opposition prompting them to believe that if they remain insistent in this situation kids getting critical of the west will come to help them you know the way it happened in libya the russian resolution calls on the syrian authorities to allow unhindered access to international humanitarian agencies and to fully cooperate with the un commissioner for human rights now as for how the resolution
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how far the resolution can go both russia and the u.s. have veto power as we know along with china the u.k. and france and that means whatever resolution comes out at the end of the day it has to be acceptable for at least all of the five permanent members of the u.n. security council if they don't agree there is going to be no resolution that is going on right there in our society at large for moscow a traditional challenge the judiciary system in the u.k. to expose corruption within the courts is losing his battle scars that are spoken of world war two veteran was lost on appeal against a six month jail sentence for recording a court hearing without permission i'm sorry that laura reports that eighty six year old is determined to fight on his campaign for transparency. british prisons are full to bursting the cool so working overtime sending young people to jail for their role in the recent riots in england if they're said to leave prison they'll
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be languishing alongside eighty five year old norman scar he plied the arctic sea cheering the second world war serving his country taking essential supplies to the union on the most dangerous journey in the world and now he's serving six months in prison. on the whim of a british judge his crime recording a court hearing he said he did it because he's hard of hearing but the judge didn't accept that it was a very harsh sentence and i believe he was because he's recovering the corruption of the judiciary you see them frown upon a scot is no stranger to the legal system he won a case in the european court of human rights bombings and secret hearings yet still some cases in england all heard behind closed doors and recording and taking photographs is forbidden unlike in other age you countries scarth attends demonstrations where he shouts about corruption in the police and judiciary saying
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lawyers police and the courts are in cahoots and regularly persecution of those who disagree with them that's why m.p. john hemming suspects the judge was trying to shut him up we have in theory in this country something called free which question what is people's right to speak out about what they see is wrong as long as they're telling the truth and i'm very worried this is an attempt to gag an elderly gentleman may not always be right but he has a right here luckily for scott he has friends with knowledge of the law and they're acting for him normally the court of the for his case here to the boil court of justice but they don't feel justice is being served to him meanwhile claim he's being denied it until medication in prison according to reports conditions in leeds prison are bad the war veteran can't get any exercise because he's unable to walk for the entire hour allocated scott also says he's being denied access to
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a lawyer by his jailers children going on every day and every call living this life is what exactly if norman scarth has vowed to keep fighting to expose corruption just as he fought all those years ago to keep fascism out of his country the irony is the country he fought for is now the one he's fighting against laura and it's artie london. now a quarter past the hour here in the russian capital major cities along the eastern seaboard of the united states including new york are bracing themselves for the wrath of hurricane irene and it's expected to flood parts of lower manhattan as public transport including the subway will be shut down for the first time ever despite it weakening to a category one storm forecasters say it remains extremely dangerous and president obama has warned it could be historic hardy's marina for now i reports from new york. more than eight million new yorkers are preparing for what's expected to be a dangerous and possibly disastrous hurricane on its way to new york city this
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hurricane is expected to hit new york by nine pm saturday evening parts of the city was was filled with crowds of people as you saw officials evacuating new yorkers from parts of areas that were deemed extremely dangerous for the first time in history the new york city mayor ordered mandatory evacuation of what he called low rise areas these are areas all throughout new york there are very close to the water as of twelve pm all public transportation will come to a halt it's also been recommended to anyone that lives of of that town more to evacuate from their building now up until this point new yorkers were really taking these warnings and these forecasts seriously because the last time this city
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experienced our hurricane a very heavy and dangerous hurricane was in one thousand nine hundred thirty eight but as we saw saturday we saw the winds picking up we saw many people rushing to the supermarkets rushing to the stores to stock up on good stock up on food stock up on water some engineers believe that the infrastructure of new york city because it is so old may not be able to withstand the powers of the window and there may be flooding in tunnels of new york city some airports may be flooded homes possibly even flooded and or destroyed so at this point everybody is preparing for the worst bracing themselves hoping it's not going to be as bad as forecasted but if it is it is not clear what will be of new york come monday what is more important for them where there are still ahead for you here and it's you know we. vite you want to journey about a thousand kilometers away from moscow namely to the region but here are russia
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close up to report on the how the region is leading the way in a pioneering project to find homes for. the pentagon has issued a report warning that china is on track to becoming a leading military power by two thousand and twenty it's called the document distorted it claims the country's expanding military capabilities could potentially be stabilize the balance of power in asia over the past year china has developed a new stealth fighter an aircraft carrier and has made a record number of space launches however beijing it says it's the normal progression of its technology and it's not targeting any supposed enemy and an expert on a asian and military affairs that of qana helen and says the u.s. is nursing its own interests in making a fuss about china. there's a lot of hype going on right now in the united states and and some of the you speak cause they want to raise the chinese up so there were big danger that we can keep a large military footprint in asia but it also has in turn now to use
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a push to cut the military budget the arms companies the known and military assured digging in their heels and so they're trowing up this kind of chinese bugaboo aircraft carriers this missile which can sink your craft here it's not even a cast you keep in mind they have one aircraft carrier which is one half the size of american aircraft carriers american air millikan's have ten minutes class aircraft carrier so even if they built one or two or even three or aircraft carriers they are nowhere near the level they would need to challenge the united states. nearly twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow and that's check out some other news from around the world for you this hour top of the world update. hundreds of afghan militants swept across the border into pakistan on a type of several security checkpoints killing. two twenty six troops they then continue to seize other areas triggering further clashes with security forces
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meanwhile a twin suicide bomb attack has killed at least four and wounded twenty in southern afghanistan police officers and civilians were among those injured by the explosions the taliban has already claimed responsibility. to algeria now where a suicide attack on a military academy has killed at least eighteen most of them being trainee officers up to twenty others were injured it happened in the city of assur shell the reports say up to two bombers set off their explosives as soldiers were breaking their ramadan fast although no one's claimed responsibility similar assaults are being blamed on the regional arm of al qaida. india's parliament has edged closer to an agreement over an anti corruption bill that could end a near two week hunger strike by a social activist dubbed by many as the new guy and the law makers from the ruling party in the main opposition have agreed in principle to. three key demands for the bill that came during a volatile special session of parliament however the legislation is likely to take
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some time to come into force seventy four year old has already has been pushing for the creation of a government anticorruption. the former georgian republic of abkhazia has alerted a new leader following the death of its president alexander rob saw two other candidates to win the top seat which he will not occupy for the next five years and is r.t. reports there's some big business to be taken care of in that tiny country. former vice president alexander un vibe is now the president of the caucasus republic of our cars here the central election commission announced that he took fifty five percent of the one hundred two votes cast and they put voted turnout at a high seventy two percent all of this was made necessary by the death of the previous president surrogate which on the twenty ninth of may he died suddenly leaving a power vacuum in his place there because you people are going to expect
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a lot from mr and club primarily building not just ruins infrastructure after a long struggle for independence from georgia three years ago russia recognize the independence of abkhazia after a war away to the east in south a sense here and fears that the georgia may attack cause here as well that was just the end of a long struggle for independence which started after the collapse of the soviet union and left a lot of the young republics infrastructure in ruins primarily the famous ones famous soviet holiday resorts along the coast here that will need to be built up and also the agriculture and fruit growing industries also very famous here but now very weak and if mr and clark can build up both of those things he'll help this young republic to stand on its own two feet again. right there stay with us now it's time to join our close up team with their choppers across the world's largest
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country of course russia taking a chance to explore its historic regions and a thousand year old traditions. today we continue exploring a russian secure off region it's about a thousand words away from moscow the area isn't just known for its folk art and over a museums and theaters here family comes first and locals try to help all orphaned children to find a home and start easy reports even children with physical mental and psychological disabilities don't feel that. a personal tragedy and a difficulty to overcome being an orphan is also a social problem in russia there are thousands of thousands of orphans caught in fact most of them have parents or relatives outside of the orphanage but these people simply do not want to look after them or caliber trusted to do so so this is
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something that on a social level general social problems that cause these children to be taken away how can they be tackled so it's not necessarily something that either an individual orphanage or horn individual part of russia can provide but then the same region that try to say ok we're being dealt with all these orphans we're receiving all these people but at least all we can do is call them a new home and that's what i tried to do as you can see. in russia it's hard enough to find a new family for healthy all friends it's even harder for children like these all of the serious physical mental or psychological disabilities. but here a curious orphanage number one they manage it while in russia there are currently a hundred and fifty thousand children who haven't been adopted here ninety percent of all orphans find a new family before the six. many orphanages exist by themselves in isolation
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we are reaching out to the potential parents and the authorities and working with them. first course of action is to try and place the children back with their biological parents who often give them up scared off by their diagnoses often it shows that with the right care these children can lead normal lives the parents have to prove their attitude has changed for other potential adopters their educational courses and ongoing medical support all basics in the west but hardly universal in russia yet staff say these on the main reasons for their success. it doesn't matter how good the facilities are here or what care the children receive we are all of the staff here still know than an orphanage is no substitute for a family a quick straw poll shows as much after a long battle there are three of us here me and my two sisters we really want to be adopted by the same family but not everyone wants three kids to orphanages track
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record as anything to go by they'll soon find a family they make here the five new families these children are commendable but under is only so much better and often it can do to solve the problem of adoption cost them not only adopted four children from orphanage number one but also sits on an adoptive parents committee yes the bill can you but i think the problem is the social attitude towards the children it's not a case of money where an average family all of the state support is really there you just have to know of the children themselves i learned it was fourteen says she was betrayed by her parents and those who promised to adopt her and never did then she finally found a home. in the home you're always just a part of the group but here in the family you are needed by someone there is not tenderness more love i'm happy. with the last. so
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often it does make an effort to connect with the world outside an adoption becomes more widespread and society will be more happy endings like this one you are ordinary of artsy killer region. all right so more news and videos and updates are waiting for you on our website r.t. dot com let's check out some of the items that are waiting for you there right now are born in atlanta killed in memphis and made in china learn more about the controversy sparked over the american icon of martin luther king's monument in washington which was designed sculpted and put together in the far east. and a third shark attack because it left a twenty six year old man savaged in russia's forest just days after swimming by. authorities in colombia have given in to the demands of hundreds of women after they went on a sex strike earlier this month they spent thirty eight days sworn officer sitting in a highway to get local road construction workers started this week along oftenest also
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known as the resident is asking people in new york what would they be willing to abstain from. in the strike of crossed legs colombian women with help thanks to get a road paved what is she would you withhold sex for this week let's talk about that right now the economy we need to do. so. that will get better gas. that also i think he says he says to be to still make six we were in france maybe for world peace or to end hunger or something like that nothing nothing no i don't think so. the deficit. in congress. so if american women that's having facts do you think it would change things here
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we would have solved the deficit crisis very quickly it was going to do it it was going to do and if the only way to get their money motivated i can understand it would get me on the show pretty quickly is there any thing that you would withhold fact score are you kidding no i think it's effective tactic. it certainly works bear yes good for them do you think it would work anywhere in the world yes i think men and women interact the same way everywhere do you think it would work if men without facts to get something done no i mean if it weren't sure i think it's a little crazy but i mean hey you gotta do what you gotta do is no crazier than going to war and shooting people to get things done that is very true whether or not you agree with these women tactic the bottom line is it got the job done with no violence needed. in a few moments or a recap of our main stories and then
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