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breaking news now on r.c. an oil rig has capsized into the freezing waters off russia's far east four people are dead and for forty missing. following that for us tom is there any information now about those who are missing. well alice at the moment conditions in the rescue sites two hundred kilometers off russia's far east coast of very difficult indeed it's nighttime there and there is a huge storm whipping around the one ship which on its own at the moment is searching in the darkness and the six meter high waves to try and find the forty
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nine people that are as yet unaccounted for those that are in the water there's been four bodies found in the water but such were the the horrific and the gale force winds and the and the high waves that those bodies couldn't be recovered from there has been life jackets and boats found but nobody has been in them other craft that were helping are being forced to turn away from the search leaving just this one ship rescuers do say that there is some hope left because all people on board this oil rig but sank to wearing diving suits we can help to stave off the cold for a little bit longer than usual as we heard from one of the rescue organizations. is about all those rescued wearing diving suits every single one of the rigs crew was wearing a diving suit it was should have kept them afloat in these icy waters. however.
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with water temperatures only just above freezing and the air temperature of minus ten degrees c. hope is fading that those people in the water but any of those will be found alive the search efforts have had a lot of difficult setbacks mostly because of the weather two helicopters that helped pluck fourteen people to safety earlier were forced to turn away was an aircraft because of the horrendous weather conditions and a tugboat that was also helping run into difficulties itself it started to take on water in the being battered by those waves it's now limping back to port other ships are on the way it's not quite known when they will arrive but they will be able to help when they do for the moment though it's a race against time. more to know about why the rate went down now. the rig was being towed back to port when the storm brewed up around it and the pumps in the rig that usually just just chuck out the bit of water that sloshes in
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so into the rig totally normal procedure those pumps were totally overwhelmed by the amount of water that was coming in the rig sank in just twenty minutes and that meant that all the people on board had no real time to organize a proper evacuation life jackets were found in the water but it seemed no one had time to put them on as we heard from one of the rescuers earlier. there are safety suits floating around the area but there are new people in them here means the crew was unable to get down to the lifeboats the boats were washed away with the flow of the water. investigators do say also that it seems safety protocol may well have been broken and that's official language what it really means is that the rig should never have been towed in these weather conditions in the first place it was very dangerous to do so president
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medvedev has said that all help must be extended to those people that have been rescued and so those that may still be rescued and also that a full investigation must be launched to find out what's has gone on and what caused this for the moment though it's a race against time to try and find those people that may still be alive before it's too late how many. well the calls oil rig sank a waltz that was being towed back to port after finishing a drilling expedition in the sea of a horse now there's no threat of an oil spill on like previous incidents involving oil rigs elsewhere in the world the biggest such disaster of course in last year's gulf of mexico outfit and when a rig operated by b.p. exploded it took months to cap it but not before around five new gallons of worldy into the ocean the russian platform in today's incident is the country's largest and with built in one thousand nine hundred five it was used to set sail for
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drilling off the vietnamese coast at the end of its current assignment and of course keep you in touch with developments on the tragedy in the sea of a horse if you stay with us. where you are watching r.t. here's our other main news today and for the week more deadly violence in the wake of the kazakstan crackdown which saw eleven striking oil workers killed at an independence day gathering in. the arab league gives a damascus until wednesday to stop the bloodshed while russian pushes its resolution of the security council calling for both sides in syria to talk. and russia. welcome to the global trade club almost twenty years of to solve the enemy brings both advantages and some tough competition. a very warm welcome to you west in kazakstan is experiencing further violence in the wake of a deadly independence day clash the longest of fighting saw or rather the latest
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fighting so one person killed and eleven others injured at a rally against friday's lethal crackdown on striking oil workers r.t. if you go to prison off is across the latest for us from the central asian country . on saturday a group of protesters blocked a really station including bass engine train with over three hundred people on board in western kazakhstan in total seven bastard trains and three freight trains were delayed and at around eight pm local time sixty a moscow time police came in trying to disperse the crowd but instead google around fifty people and the authorities call them now showed fierce resistance they were going to set a locomotive on fire of tumultuous cocktails that the train and the police some of them reportedly moved into nearby setting a christmas tree going for a breaking shop windows car windows and cetera and authorities say that their actions at one point became
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a threat to the lives of the locals and off the of the authorities so they had to use force including with a live rounds and as a result twelve people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds and one of them died this particularly rally was actually initially organized in support of another one which happened in the town of jenin always in the soil down also in western kazakhstan and what happened there on friday is that a protest rally against the salaries combined with celebrations of twenty years of kazakhstan's independence just spiraled out of control it's still not clear what exactly triggered it but at one point the angry crowd began setting buildings on fire including state facilities see that forty six buildings have been burned down in the clashes with the police as well and also unfortunately the authorities say they were forced to. retaliate and retake the central the situation under their
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control so some live shots were used there as well and according to official figures eleven people were killed in that incident several dozen others were injured although. some sources suggest that the figures are much higher than that. exam of origin is maintained the situation is under control local journalists because menard told r.t. she believes outside influences behind the other asked oh work isn't generalising have been struggling for fairly long already for several months it is treasury note it's still those people they're all dressed in clothes and their guns uniforms this is fairly strange for a strike of two uniformed you know they were just rushing things around. and there were behaving too organized and they were joking authorities and at least. it looks like chris this is being let down even one of the opposition leaders this
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is not in the interests of what we see that you were getting killed because they are not fighting for their own ideas. now syria's leaders have been given until wednesday to stop the violence so that observers then all the arab league says it will turn to the u.n. security council for action russia is defending its own proposed resolution on syria but the u.s. and its allies want it changed moscow's appealing to both the asaad regime and the opposition to end the bloodshed and begin talks but rules out foreign intervention and sanctions but some western states say they can't except that the other arrest on damascus and loan us despite thousands of army defectors claiming to be fighting to bring down our sound pretty damn this chris bambery says syria's now in danger of echoing in libya. i think there must be worries the increasing call for foreign intervention in syria not least in the syrian national council
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a body which is based both in the country and outside the country i have to say that many of those forces demonstrating in the saudi regime do not share our demands for foreign intervention or indeed for nor strikes on what is happening in syria now is that what as a popular revolution how our forces are moving in to try and take that all for and use it for its own ends in the syrian national council this body of the sea which is both in the country and save the country is no seeing and if it would several ties iraq it severed ties and hamas and hezbollah it would treat russia as a special relationship i don't think that sounds very very good by the way and it would strengthen ties with qatar saudi arabia the other gulf states and with america and france now it would seem to me an agenda to be joyous the years of people in paris. in washington and in soda and saudi arabia and i think there is a developing difference here between for the people who have been organizing the peaceful demonstrations the uprising if you like inside syria on the grown to many
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forces there the people in the grown by and watch are opposing as i understand it foreign intervention people have been organizing the demonstrations have not come up with a demand for western intervention this is coming i think that extraneous to the movement and i think it's something which should be a pause and indeed those forces are opposing it and indeed they have said they are against the violent overthrow of the asaad regime they want to see it toppled by peaceful means and i think to be applauded in that situation they don't want syria to go down the road of syria's civil war. libya's banks are getting some much needed cash flow they get off to the u.n. it's an economic sanctions and while it helps the new leaders grapple with the regime change they brought their problems elsewhere following the toppling and killing off colonel gaddafi clashes between tribal groups erupted near the capital this week libya's new government also came on to pressure from thousands of angry protesters and see where the revolt began they will in the interim leadership to quit saying it's not doing enough to change physical genest even ground the country
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back on the brink of civil. now you're going to see. people are very dissatisfied the way things are going they fought hard especially been guarded don't seem to be properly rewarded and now you're going to see the country just fall apart into different areas of warlords just like in afghanistan i don't have any confidence in t.c. those people in to see or all complicit in the duffy's crimes they're going to set things up so they're going to do very well again and they're probably going to try and emerge as a new rulers a new dictators of libya which is we're going to be headed for example. who heads the m.t.c. was gadhafi justice minister that just makes a joke of the whole council his response of for a lot of crimes and a gadhafi i don't blame these people been guys ever having no trust me and to see it all. still to come as our champion or traitor at the wiki leaks military hearing about manning appears in court for the first time accused of siphoning sensitive
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army data but his supporters are rallied behind the simple outsold. we also had to one of russia's very volatile republics to see what's being done to ensure all the young generation all cities in to extremism. russia's political priorities were set straight by the country's leaders this week president medvedev said russia's national interest will guide its actions globally warning the u.s. on its missile defense shield in europe which force wasco to escalate its border security and following several rallies against the parliamentary election results a very verge the ruling united russia party to move with the times and bring in fresh faces prime minister david putin dismiss allegations of voter fraud but defended the people's right to protest legally at his annual live q. and a session with the public he also promised to make the presidential ballot in march more transparent with. a new os can you look commissioned to install web
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cameras at every polling station in the country and there are over ninety three of these cameras should be on or around the clock so that everyone can see what's happening in every station not rule out any allegations of fraud. and almost two decades of talks finally came to fruition by the end of the week russia being accepted into the ranks of the world trade organization being a member should free up business opportunities and positively impact on prices but there are those who could find the competition a bit too tough as very definite explains. with almost two decades of hard talks no over it's still not clear exactly what russia's double your membership is offering the country and with most all the details all the greens still firmly behind closed doors experience enough to try a little crystal ball gazing. their predictions begin with agriculture two into the w t o russia had to pledge to reduce in-state support to farming with only traveled
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to hundred fifty kilometers away from moscow and what we see here is a sad picture goes through it is like this one a spread all across russia and with a struggle in agriculture industry their number is only increasing thirty percent of the countries are will land currently not in use and the raw fear is that cut of foreign subsidies like session will bring will only make things dramatically worse for russia's currently importing forty five percent of all food products and may soon become fifty to seventy percent local producers will be unable to compete with all doubters. meanwhile those competitive enough will stay afloat and benefit alexander and his family run a small business just outside moscow they one hundred twenty goatskin if enough milk to produce killers of high quality cheese into a bit back in the crystal ball the future doesn't look bright for wrong that mr kopper use is happening on the main stock and the w t o lobby critics say russia's
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making history will be unable to meet the green competition the accession of a tract offering a gloomy prediction that once the country's in bad lines will stop factories will shut and thousands of people will be left out of work and out of la however the predictions continue to glow with foreign investments said to be ready to rocket the cumulative gains we believe or roughly three point three percent of russian g.d.p. in. early years after accession and after more like ten years we think russia would gain about eleven percent of g.d.p. but apart from economic achievements the country's political image should benefit not being part of the global body would have the best be a little strange russia has been the biggest economy not to be integrated into the w t o but after an eighteen year marathon of negotiations all the world's key players finally come together under the same umbrella. written otieno t.
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mosco. reminds me of the breaking news we've come from here on our oil rig with sixty seven people on board has capsized off. coast four people are dead over forty remade unaccounted for fourteen people have been rescued or rescue efforts continue through the night but poor visibility and high waves the humping the operation more ships are being sent to the site of the tragedy well called went down while being towed back to believe the crew didn't have an appetite to the life raft if you updated on any developments for the military hearing of the soldier accused of passing secret american government data to wiki leaks the well friday bradley manning had already spent more than a year and a half in detention while the hearing is the determine whether there's enough evidence to put manning on trial if found guilty he would spend life behind bars
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private manning served as an intelligence analyst an iraqi is accused of leaking classified military and diplomatic data to the whistleblower website for them it's a officer and activist kevin the says manning has already been judged by top officials and faces about future. manning is not someone who's a traitor he was. documents to foreign enemies who profit from them he is accused of giving them to the media what he gave to me were allegedly were very low level documents low security and that i probably should not have been divisive i darkrooms at all we're also worried that i mean you can't get a fair trial president obama has already announced that he's guilty he is the commander in chief but it's a command structure in the military cerebrally who is in the wagners trial from a judge the jury under president obama's command and their careers on the line there are no choice but to say many is guilty if they want to keep their military career since the president or assert he's guilty
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a soldier who's in that situation is a choice of ignoring the nuremberg principles and. coming complicit in these crimes or exposing those crimes it meaning is guilty of what he's accused what does he get what he's guilty of is telling the truth laying the truth out so the american public can see what the u.s. military and state department actually are doing this trials embarrassment to the u.s. military and he ited states it shows a great deal of fear of the truth and fear of the truth is what's driving this prosecution. now we're online at r.t. dot com whenever you want to count chat with what's happening in the world all beyond it. here's looking at you this russian rocket successfully launched from french guyana carrying a batch of satellites that will keep an eye on us all it's how you use keeping watch. on the devoted dog he refused to abandon his dead mate in russia's far east but stray how does the determined to destroy humanity dot com
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reports on the race to save the courageous canine. now at least fifty occupy wall street activists have been arrested in new york after they broke into a private park in manhattan as the movement called up its three month anniversary the protesters who were evicted from the coffee park last month attempt to set up a new camp in the city to our state park by ripping holes in the fence and using ladders to climb police disperse the protesters trading day with private property and turning violent the clash was followed by a number of marches in different areas of new york including times square thousands of people have been arrested and detained across the u.s. during the at equal protests. time now for a check on some other world news in brief this hour and heavy handed gyptian soldiers have been caught on camera pulling a woman across the pavement by a hair during protests in the capital well this comes after reports of milegi
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offices throwing rocks in using batons on demonstrators ten people have been killed and hundreds wounded since clashes began on friday demonstrators are demanding power be transferred from the military to a civilian authority the full on edited video of the violence can be found on our website r.t. dot com but you may find the images disturbing. the czech republic's first post called in. is that leader vaclav havel has died at the age of seventy by this is that in play right turned president oversaw his country's transition to democracy as well as the peaceful break up between the czech republic and slovakia have all died at home after a long illness. a mammoth rescue operation is now underway in the southern philippines after floods taught through the area killing over six hundred and leaving hundreds missing a typhoon hit on friday night causing a month's worth of rain to fall in twelve hours tens of thousands have been forced
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from their homes by the deluge the rescues currently being hampered by widespread power cars and flooded roads. final us troops have officially withdrawn from iraq nine years after the invasion that ousted saddam hussein the soldiers across into neighboring kuwait during the night many now for the surge in terror attacks following america's military departure the conflict saw around one hundred thousand iraqi civilians killed and caused the united states almost a trillion dollars. next we head to one of russia's most volatile regions in the battle to stop the young falling prey to terrorists. often makes headlines for the wrong reasons with frequent reports of insurgency and
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instability high unemployment and low living with the sometimes playing just causes which help things militancy of course never explains. the caucasian republic of dagestan in russia is one of the most volatile areas in the country groups of militants operating in this part of the caucasus are reported to have strong links with a look to draw people in when they're young and tito arrays are constantly carried out in a time to eradicate the problem although militants usually target police and government officials tourism has often ruins of the lives of many innocent families across the region because of that a number of organizations have sprung up fighting for victims' rights and helping is also affected their lives back together i had it turns to spend the day would speak. after losing her son three years ago has dedicated her life battling for her
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people's future. it's a called mr winter morning in the speed line a sign of as always is first in the office the telephone stands serene right as she enters the room it is the usual start of the day for the mothers of dagestan a human rights organization created four years ago and now known across the region to d.c. to the outskirts of the capital a single mother of four lives her husband was killed by robbers and she was left with nothing but her children sitting on the brings food clothes and talks to her talking as soon as the most important part offering reassurance to victims that they have not been forgotten your publish our organization mostly helps women it doesn't matter what situation they're in is there a need to come to help most of these women don't know their rights or who to ask who help three years ago i was in the same position when one days. her son failed to return home she didn't know what to do and lost
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a valuable time that could have been used to rescue him. if i knew then what i know today my rights the right people i could have saved him i could have found out where he was good have done something. said le son was accused of helping terrorists in dagestan she fears he was killed but where she still doesn't know these accusations are common in this region young and immature people often become the victims of terrorist brainwashing high unemployment also boast this quite often people that fall under the influence of those with no financial or social prospects and see going into the forest at use them as and for joining terrorist as the only way out for them that's what happened with mariam and it cost her her life she had a difficult childhood was raised without a father and her mother couldn't provide for the family her mother honeymoon remembers how when her daughter started working at the market she met very
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religious people that. through i thought there was nothing bad in that but then my little girl started to change she talked a lot about being a real new slang were going to paradise i tried to talk her out of it but she never listened she only listened to her new friends who were. her new friends turned out to be extremists and the last year of her life she disappeared for several months the next time her mother saw her face was on t.v. in a report on the latest special forces raid against suspected terrorists these dog least skirmishes are part of a bigger conflict being played out across the north caucasus region the terrorist led by dog who is russia's most wanted militant and on the list of america's most wanted terrorists want to establish a panic occasion islamist state. in the last decade parts of pakistan have become really just theoretical ice. this region is now the heart of precious islamic
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terrorist problem and almost every day the authorities are engaged in shootouts with terrorists and very often that happens even in the capital city of the region . locals say it's hardly surprising muslims are turning to radical islam as they see it as an alternative to the hard life in the region the older members of the community believe a large proportion of those who went to the forest a simply bandits from and to such as fight a younger generation. if anyone told me thirty years ago that life in dagestan would be like what we see now i would never believe it. locals want the rule of law enforced and respect is again a return to a time before terror played such a dominant part in the lives of so many major question archie calls up in the republic of dagestan. let's cross back now to the breaking news we've been covering here on a rescue operation is underway in russia's far east where an oil rig with sixty
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seven people on board went down fourteen people have been plucked from the icy waters four are confirmed dead last forty nine are still missing russia's emergencies ministry's expanding its mission in the sea of the horse by sending more ships to the disaster site the operations being hampered by poor weather conditions because sky already capsized was on its way back to port and sank within just twenty minutes it's the the way for holes were damaged by ice and waves and water began flowing inside the sea is a thousand meters deep in that area he will keep you informed as we get more details. later this hour the membership benefits of joining the world's big trade carbon russia takes its place in the w t o that's after an update of our main news in just a few moments. here
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