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come to. germany. so different but the. moscow. libyan rebels are ready to storm could after his hometown under a nato air show in a desperate effort to find a fugitive colonel says european governments start their own fight for oil deals in the country. a draft resolution if you will is a brewing at the u.n. security council that's russia and the west proposed two different approaches to tackling the escalating crisis in syria. the world war two veteran who's leading a campaign to expose corruption in british courts is losing its battle for an appeal against a six month jail sentence is dismissed. either a public looks to its newly elected president to repeal the nation's economy lies in ruins after years of struggling to maintain independence.
a very warm welcome to you this is r.t. live from moscow with me. fierce fighting reported in parts of libya as market after remains at large despite nato support of the rebels and the hunt for the future of colonel coalition forces have launched an attack on his last remaining stronghold hometown of sirte to pave the way for a full scale ground offensive by rebels. is in libya brings us this report on the humanitarian side of the conflict. is now. in new libya but these people. like you.
people may not know for sure what the future i mean they know that the past will never return. everything that might remind people of our decades of dictatorship is based on the throne was this is only for doing good things no only for get it things he's fine 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 and you have a sense of the bloodshed emerged when hundreds of bodies were found in a hospital abandoned by stuff in the rival of rebel forces with no one clear control many residents now live in fear of anarchy and of armed men from both sides of the conflict. this man proudly shows as a trophy one while he took part in the overrunning of the duckies residence double
as a zia when we entered we saw many weapons and i quote there is no good time for you anymore the but the man says he would love to have another prize khadafi has had. was great and up just like getting ready to show this sunday with their leader this is the final step as it should be it's my. son right this and other kinds that's. still at large this battle is not yet over results. and i want trouble you're celebrating the end of a dictatorship lists are skeptical that democracy is next on live from libya callista petraeus cabal told us that al qaeda is effectively already in power in the capital. yes hall is that the fractal military commander of tripoli as we speak so give you and me out to hide key. in that he is the. best that 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 store tour in bangkok you know 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 going to come under a trip from the beginning when their whole february seventh movement was hijacked by demeter 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. while the u.n. is calling for a halt of violence in libya and nato allies are already eyeing up the country's vast oil reserves countries who have worked together to break it off its rule and now racing against each other to secure lucrative energy contracts and i thought he
reports to 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 on to three hundred million dollars from turkey it's a scotians of downs about the future of the case here is the money that's been talking the loudest governments have a strong interest in. opening up business again. everybody is raising its lead foreign minister has tonight 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 under the gadhafi regime but as the money begins to flow to help the national transitional council if it takes power the big question mark
remains a very exact lehua these fast funds belong in do you get dark states which is coming to an end the borderline between wealth the problem well for the good of his family and the wealth of the state were not very clear so it's hard to see how much of this money was direct in the nation of the past as well of wealth and how much of it was actually. could be categorized as libyan assets because that the family were often accused of using libya's riches as their own personal pocket money now there are concerns the unfreezing of libyan assets without effective monitoring key to aid in the flood gates to new corruption is now a land of opportunity for everybody for him to. you know it's sort of. trying to exploit this war as best everybody pollutes of
oil gas and infrastructure projects to follow as the water on country rebuilds and . well it seems like the action of war is nowadays it's possible for western economies with industries. you destroy europe you just read your review it's. not just italy that have been trying to keep the national transitional council. like it or not the many western countries a place for libya big business. to come for you here in the program and the eye of the storm new yorkers it's all for your wife all of hurricane irene that's part of the city are evacuated and public transport is shut down. without a live from moscow now russia has introduced a draft resolution to the u.n. security council designed to push for the warring sides in syria towards peaceful dialogue. proposal was based on
a similar statement you know mostly passed by the security council earlier this month but the draft it could face stiff opposition from western countries who are calling for a change of power in syria and he's gone into kind of courts. it looks like we're going to see a barrel of crude 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 the letter has already been dubbed as thank france resolution the u.s. and european leaders want to put more pressure on the syrian government whereas the russian version of the resolution makes through 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 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 russian draft resolution does not put pressure on just one side it costs for 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 we're 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 our colleagues the u.k. and others it's completely biased on the leading exclusively on the syrian government that doesn't have anything about the need for dialogue doesn't impose your position for dialogue and so our concern is that it's going to push the the more extreme the more destructive elements of the syrian opposition towards. it even stronger efforts in the article pople the syrian government so that's why we.
like all our western colleagues are trying to achieve by that the resolution i propose an alternative to the computer security council of the world but the credit to the world that. for months russia has been pointing at the problem with the attitude the west of the west worse the dramatic 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 with effectively it sends the wrong message to the syrian opposition prompting them to believe that if they remain insistent on the situation keeps getting critical 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. how the resolution 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. is going to hear from washington d.c. a look minutes past the hour here in moscow british challenge the judiciary system in the u.k. to expose corruption within the courts is now losing his battle norman scarth but outspoken a world war two veteran has lost an appeal against a six month jail sentence for recording a court hearing without permission lauren recalls the eighty five year old is determined to fight on with his campaign for transparency. british prisons are full to bursting the courts are working overtime sending young people to jail for their role in the recent riots in england they're said to leave prison be languishing alongside eighty five year old norman scar he played the arctic sea cheering the
second world war serving his country taking essential supplies to the super 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 it was because she's in covering the corruption that the judiciary has she done frown upon it scott is no stranger to the legal system he won a case in the european court of human rights planning the secret hearings yet still some cases in england are heard behind closed doors and recording and taking photographs is forbidden unlike in other countries scott attends demonstrations where he shouts about corruption in the police and judiciary saying lawyers police
and courts are in cahoots and regularly persecution carried those who disagree with them that's why m.p. john hemming suspects the charge was trying to shut him up we have in theory in this country something called freedom of expression 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 who 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 porter the for his case here to the royal courts of justice but they don't feel justice is big sur the head meanwhile claims he's being denied it then chill 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 a lawyer by his jailers still drawing on every day every call the release like this
which is called a. 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 arty london. quarter past the hour here in moscow you would see now major cities along the eastern seaboard of the u.s. including new york are very seen themselves for the wrath of hurricane irene it's expected so you flood parts of lower manhattan as public transport including the subway will be shut down despite a weakening to a category one storm forecasters say it remains extremely dangerous and president obama has one it could be his story he's really for tonight has more 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
hurricane is expected to hit new york by nine p. am saturday eight 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 they are very close to the water as of twelve pm all public transportation will come to walk home it's also been recommended to anyone that lives above the tenth floor to evacuate from their building now up until this point new yorkers weren't really taking these warnings in these forecasts seriously because the last time this city experienced hurricane a very heavy and dangerous hurricane was in one thousand 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 by 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 wind 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. still ahead for you here on r t we invite you want to journey about a thousand kilometers away from moscow watching from the pier of. the hero of russia report on how the region is leading the way in a pioneering project to find homes for. the
pentagon as they seem to 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 d.c. stabilize the balance of power in asia over the past year china has developed a new stealth fighter an aircraft carrier that has made a record number of space launchers however beijing says it's the normal progression of its technology and is not targeting any supposedly enemy an expert on asian and military affairs at qana helen 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 that is because they want to raise the chinese up so the real big danger that way we can keep a large military footprint in asia but it also has to do with internal now to push to cut the military budget the arms companies and the military is sort of digging
in their heels and so there is trowing up this kind of chinese bugaboo aircraft carriers this missile which can security after it's not even tested keep in mind they have one here that 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 warrior craft carriers they're nowhere near the level they would need to challenge the united states. ok time to check out the world update your one are some headlines from around the world this hour hundreds of afghan militants have swept across the border into pakistan and attacked several security checkpoints killing up to twenty six troops and then they continued to seize other areas triggering further clashes with security forces meanwhile a twin suicide bomber killed at least four and we do twenty in southern afghanistan
police officers and civilians were among those injured by the explosions and so thought the taliban has already claimed responsibility. for your attention are to algeria where a suicide attack on a military academy has killed at least eighteen and most of them officers twenty others were injured it happened in the city of shall i reports say up to. the explosives soldiers were breaking their ramadan fast although no one has claimed responsibility similar sorts of been blamed on the regional arm of al qaeda. india's parliament has expressed non-binding support for anti corruption proposals that it hoped would persuade a reform activist to end his near two week hunger strike lawmakers from the ruling party and the main opposition have agreed in principle to. three key demands for a bill it came in during a volatile special session of parliament however the legislation is likely to take some time to come into force seventy four year old has already said he will not end
this fast until the bill is passed. the former georgian republic of karzi it has elected a new leader following the death of its president alexander soft to other candidates to the top seat which will now occupy for the next five years. reports there are some big business to be taken care of in the tiny country. former vice president alexander vive 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 power vacuum in his place there because you people are going to expect a lot from mr primarily building up cars use ruined infrastructure after
a long struggle for independence from georgia three years ago russia recognize the independence of our cars here after a war away to the east in south the city and fears that the georgia may attack abkhazia as well but 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 and also the agriculture and fruit growing industries also very famous here but now very weak and if mr and 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 if you can next time to join our close up here in their travels across the world's largest country of course russia to explore its historic regions and
a thousand year old traditions. today we continue exploring russia's acute region it's about a thousand clicks away from the area isn't just known for its folk art in the way of museums theaters hit family comes first and locals try to help all the orphaned children to find a home and it's not easy go to reports even children with physical mental and psychological disabilities don't end up feeling. a personal tragedy and a difficulty to overcome being an orphan is also a social problem and russia says of thousands of orphans but 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 color be trusted to do so so this is something that needs to be solved on
a social level where the general social problems that cause these children taken away how can they be tackled so it's not necessarily something that either an individual or for those born individual part of russia can prevent but then the same region by trying 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 orphans it's even harder for children like these. serious physical mental all psychological disabilities. but here the kids will finish number one they manage it while in russia there are currently hundred and fifty thousand children who haven't been adopted here ninety eight percent of all orphans find a new family before the six. or so many orphanages exist by themselves in isolation
we are reaching out to the potential parents and the authorities and working with the first course of action is to try and place the children back with parents who often give them up scared off by the 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 doctors 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. but it doesn't matter how good the facilities are here and what care the children receive we are all of the staff here still no than an orphanage is no substitute for a family a quick straw poll shows us how much. of our young people 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 orphanages track record is anything to go by they'll soon
find a family that may care for five new families but these children commendable but others only so much of an orphanage can do to solve the problem of adoption that cost them not only dr for children from orphanage number one but also sits on an adoptive parents committee yesterday build a newbie i think the problem is the social attitudes towards the youth children it's not a case of money where an average family all of the state support is really there you just have to love the children themselves i learned fourteen says she was betrayed by her parents and those who promised to adopt her and did then she finally found a home. in the home you are always just a part of the group but here in the family you are needed by someone there is not tenderness more love am happy. with the asking. so often it is make an effort to connect with the world outside and an option becomes
more widespread and society will be more happy endings like this one either are ordinary of. more news videos and updates always waiting for you twenty four seventh's at our website dot com here's a look at some of the items are there right now born in killed in memphis made in china but more about the controversy sparked over the american icon martin luther king's monument in washington which was designed and put together in the far east. has left a twenty six year old man who ravaged russia's far east is just days after a swimming ban was lifted. authorities in colombia have given to the demands of hundreds of women after they went on a sex strike earlier this month they spent thirty eight days their husbands advances until they mounted a highway which connects their remote community to the wider world was this week
a lower half and it's also known as the resident is asking people in new york what they would be willing to abstain from. in the strike across legs colombian women with health checks 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. so. that will get better yes. that also i think it's it's just stupid to still make six weeks in france maybe for world peace or to end hunger or something like that i think i think no i don't think so. the deficit. in congress was that so if american women that's having facts do you think it would change
things here we would solve the deficit crisis very quickly it was going to do it was going to do and it's the only way to get their man motivated i can understand it get me on the show pretty quick is there any thing that you would withhold facts for are you kidding no i think it's an effective tactic. it certainly works there yes good for them do you think it would work anywhere in the world yes men and women interact the same way everywhere do you think it would work if men without sides to get something done no i mean if it weren't sure i think it's a little crazy but i mean hey you got to 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 can't be job done with no violence needed. it with from moscow shortly for you we hear from heroic russian part and she