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very well welcome to you this is r.t. live from moscow with me will research fierce fighting reported in parts of libya as moammar gadhafi remains at large despite nato support of the rebels and the hunt for the fugitive colonel coalition forces have launched an attack on his last remaining stronghold could offer his hometown of saturday to pave the way for a full scale ground offensive by rebels at his word if a national is in libya brings us this report on the humanitarian side of the conflict was that bad boy out of there there by far. the heavily bible of the khadafi regime is now a heretical book in new libya and nobody's seen the people nobody cared about this before you. the capital tripoli is phoria. people may not know for sure what the future will bring but they know that the past will never return. was. the.
everything that might remind people of all decades of dictatorship is being of the trend was this is only for dirty things no only for dirty things fees fighting has continued since rebel forces ended chiefly 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 blanchett emerged when hundreds of bodies were found in a hospital abandoned by stuff lay in their arrival 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. and the basement proudly shows as a trophy one while he took part in the overrunning of conduct his residence bubble is asea when we entered we saw many weapons and. there is no gadhafi anymore was that the man. says he would love to have another prize khadafi his hand.
was great and up to supporters of the government to show their solidarity with their leader says that was all said and to keep a largish what was said writers and other kind words with the candle still at large these buffalo is not yet over there is no snow. tripoli. and i want tripoli are celebrating the end of a dictatorship and lists are skeptical that democracy is next in line for libya journalist pepe escobar told us that al-qaeda is effectively already in power in the capital gas hall is that the fact or military commander of tripoli as we speak i'll give you an e dual had keane bol had and he is an al qaeda yes it he was trained in afghanistan he was struck by the cia after nine eleven he was friends
with zarko when he was captured in molitor in two thousand and three he was tortured in bangkok you know one of those 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 trip from the beginning when they're holed february seventeenth movement was hijacked by tomato powers by the u.s. military defectors from tripoli everybody was working together including to so afi jihad this that's why we don't know what's going to happen next. and while the u.n. is calling for a halt of violence in libya nato allies are already eyeing up the country's vast oil reserves countries who have worked together to break it off its rule and are racing against each other to secure lucrative energy contracts and authorities reports that's a lot of 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. . three hundred million dollars from turkey is discussions a bound 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 and. everybody is the reason for its lead foreign minister has denied that 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 trade ties they enjoyed under the gadhafi regime but as the money begins to flow to help the national transitional council as it takes power the big question mark remains a very exactly who these fast funds belong to the. states which is coming to an end the borderline between. the problem well it's 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 in the nation of this wealth probably wealth and how much of it was actually. could be categorized as libyan assets the gadhafi family were often accused of using libya's riches as their own personal pocket money now there are concerns that the unfreezing of libyan assets without effective monitoring kids aping the floodgates to new corruption. levy is now a land of opportunities and everybody's trying to. you know it's a sort of new look to. be trying to exploit this war as best we everybody. will gas and infrastructure projects to follow as the war torn country rebuilds everyone it seems wants a slice of the action
a war is now what is indispensable for western economies we're serving to. you destroy your appeal to destroy everything you rebuild it's like. it's not just italy that have been trying to keep the national transitional council. like it or not so many western countries a place for libya big business sara further. still to come for you here on the program in the eye of the storm new yorkers bracing itself for the arrival of hurricane irene as 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 moscow says it's proposal is based on a similar statement unanimously 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 he's gonna points. 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 the letter has already being dubbed as 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 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 calls for dialogue it calls for restraint on both sides and here is more on that from russia's and boy to the united nations who spoke with us earlier if there are some constructive ideas from our colleagues. but of course simply you know marrying the two would be like two different species from two different planets so what we have seen from our colleagues and others it's completely biased and leaning exclusively on the syrian government that doesn't have anything about the need for dialogue doesn't cut it your position for dialogue in fact our concern is that it's going to push the the more extreme the more destructive elements of the syrian opposition towards. even stronger efforts in order to topple the syrian government so that's why we don't like at all what our western quotas of trying to achieve by that resolution and propose an
alternative to that to keep the security council involved but to have it devolved into. positively for months russia has been pointing at the problem with the attitude the west of the west towards 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 sought which 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 as for 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 in there from washington d.c. eleven minutes past the hour here in moscow a british man who challenge the judiciary system in the u.k. to expose corruption within the courts is now losing his battle norman scarth an outspoken world war two veteran has lost an appeal against a six month jail sentence for recording a court hearing without permission but laura reports the eighty five year old is determined to fight on with his campaign for transparency. british prisons are full to bursting the cool so working overtime sending young people to jail for the role in the recent riots in england if they're said to leave prison they'll 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
soviet 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 season covering the corruption of the judiciary you see them frown upon a scarth is no stranger to the legal system he won a case in the european court of human rights of bombings secret hearings yet still some cases in england all heard behind closed doors and recording and taking photographs is forbidden unlike in other e.u. countries scarth attends demonstrations where he shouts about corruption in the police and judiciary saying lawyers police and the courts are in cahoots and regularly persecution gag those who disagree with them that's why m.p. john hemming suspects the judge was trying to shut him up we having theory in this
country something called freedom of expression not just people's right to speak out about what they see as 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 to be here luckily for scott he has friends with knowledge of the law and they're acting for him normal child support of the for his case to the boil court of justice but they don't feel justice is being served to heaven meanwhile claim to being denied essential 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 disclosure going on every day and every call the islamist terrorists. 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 emmett london. quarter past the hour here in moscow you with artsy now major cities along the eastern seaboard of the u.s. including new york are bracing themselves for the wrath of hurricane irene it's expected to 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 warned it could be historic. 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 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 lone rise areas these are areas all throughout new york they were very close to the water as of twelve pm all public transportation will come to all hall 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 were really taking these warnings and these forecasts seriously because the last time this city 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 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 to be cured of. a hero or russia close up team reports on 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
a military power by two thousand and twenty but by aging is called the document distorted it claims the country's expanding military capabilities could potentially 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 says it's the normal progression of its technology and it's not targeting any supposed to enemy an expert on asian military affairs or to helen and says the u.s. has nothing 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 speak cause they want to raise the chinese up so there are big danger that way we can keep a large military footprint in asia but it also has to do with internal matters to push to cut the military budget that 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 sink aircraft here it's not even tested
keep in mind they have one aircraft carrier which is one half the size of american aircraft carriers american air millikan's have an nimitz class aircraft carrier so even if they built one or two or even three more aircraft carriers they're nowhere near the level they would need to challenge the united states. ok now time to check out the world update here with some headlines from around the world this hour hundreds of afghan militants of 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 wounded twenty in southern afghanistan police officers on civilians were among those injured by the explosions and so far the taliban has already claimed responsibility. something our attention
now to algeria where a suicide attack on a military academy has killed at least eighteen and most of them cadet offices up to twenty others were injured it happened in the city of shall i reports say up to two bombers set off their explosives soldiers were breaking their ramadan fast although no one has claimed responsibility similar assaults have been blamed on the regional of al qaida. india's parliament has expressed that non-binding support for anti corruption proposals that it hoped would persuade a reform activist to end his near two week hunger strike is from the ruling party and the main opposition have agreed in principle to. three key demands for a bill it came during a volatile special session of parliament however the legislation is likely to take some time to come into force somebody four year old has already has said he will not end this fast until the bill is passed. the former georgian republic of abkhazia has elected
a new leader following the death of its president alexander so off to other candidates to the top seat which will now occupy for the next five years and as artie's tabatha reports some big business to be taken care of in the tiny country. former vice president alexander is now the president of the caucasus republic of 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 baggage on the twenty ninth of may he died suddenly leaving power vacuum in his place there because young 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 recognized the independence of abkhazia after
a war away to the east in south aset year and fears that the georgia may attack abkhazia as well and 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 food growing industries also very famous here but now very weak and if mr can build up both of those things he'll help this young republic to stand on its own two feet again. according writer do stay with us if you can next time to join our close up team 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 museums theaters hit family comes first and locals try to help all the orphaned children to find and as i. reports even children with physical mental and psychological disabilities don't end up feeling abandoned. the difficulty to overcome being an orphan is also a social problem and russia there are thousands of thousands of orphans but the fact most of them parents or relatives outside of the orphanage but these people simply do not. have to do so so this is something that on a social level general social problems that cause these children to be taken away how can they be. something that the individual or an individual part of russia
can prevent but then the. region try to say ok. we see these people but at least we can do. them a new home trying to do as you can see. in russia it's hard enough to find a new family for healthy olson's it's even harder for children like these. serious physical mental or psychological disabilities. but here at the finish number one they manage it while in russia there are currently a hundred and fifty thousand children who haven't been adopted here ninety eight percent of all orphans find a new family the four to six. 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 the diagnoses. the orphanage showed that with the right care these children can lead normal lives the parents have to prove their attitude has changed for other potential adopters through educational courses and ongoing medical support all basics in the west but hardly universal in russia yet staff say these are on the main reasons for their success. that has occurred but 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. that our young 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 record is anything to go by they'll soon find a family there may care for a new families for these children are commendable but others only so much of an
orphanage can do to solve the problem of adoption that year and a customer not only adopted four children from all from the number one but also sits on an adoptive parents committee yes. i think the problem is the social attitudes 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 love the children themselves alone or who's fourteen says she was betrayed by her parents and those who promised to adopt her and never did then she finally found a home visit your group when you're in the home you're always just a part of the group but here in the family you are needed by someone there is more tenderness more love i'm happy. with alaska. so more often it does make an effort to connect with the world outside and adoption becomes more widespread and society will be more happy endings like this one. of our.
more news videos and updates always waiting for you twenty four at our website auti dot com here's a look at some of the items are waiting for you there right now. in atlanta killed in memphis made in china learn more about the controversy sparked over the american martin luther king's monument in washington which was designed put together in the far east. has left a twenty six year old man a ravaged far east 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 spurning their husband's advances until a mountain highway which connects their remote community to the wider world was repaved this week a lorry oftenest also known as the resident is asking people in new york what they would 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 about that so. it will get better gas. that also i think you'd see he says to be to still make six we've been friends maybe for world peace. and hunger or something like that nothing nothing no i don't think so. the deficit. in congress was that so if american women stopped having sex do you think it would change things here we would have solved the deficit crisis very quickly what was going to do it was going to do and if the only way to get their men motivated i can understand it or get me on the show pretty quickly is there any thing that you
would withhold sex for are you kidding no i think it's effective tactic. it certainly works there 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 sex to get something done no i mean if it were a cure i think it's a little crazy but i mean hey you got to do what you got to 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. and without a lot from moscow shortly for you we hear from heroic russian pilots who managed to land a plane offers engines fail at thirty thousand feet that's an hour program coming up off of the headlines in just
cope. with. the headlines libyan rebels are ready. to find a future to. start their own fight for oil deals in the country. a draft resolution brewing at the u.n. security council on the west proposed two different approaches to be escalating crisis in syria calling for peaceful while the u.s. and europe want to change how in damascus. leading a campaign to expose corruption in british courts is losing. a six month sentence.