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it brings both advantages and it's a tough competition. it's ten pm near a mosque this sunday night well welcome to if you just joined us this is the weekly here on our round of the day's news and the week's top stories with me kevin now in the breaking news a mention just now just bring you up to date with the latest we know in oil rig with sixty seven people on board capsized off russia's far eastern coast earlier today four people are known to have died while fourteen others have been rescued so far emergency teams are working through the night to try to find more than forty work is still missing then but it's not an easy task artie's tom explains more. at the moment conditions in the rescue site two hundred kilometers off russia's far east coast are very difficult indeed it's night time there and there is
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a huge storm whipping around those that are in the water and there's been four bodies found in the water but such were the the horror of the gale force winds and the and the high waves that those bodies couldn't be recovered there has been life jackets and boats found but nobody has been in them more ships have arrived to the rescue site and they will now provide extra manpower to try and find anyone still alive in the water or to recover any bodies that may be there however 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 ours was an aircraft because of the horrendous weather conditions and
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a tugboat that was also helping run into difficulties itself it started to take on water in the being battered by those waves 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 to go 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. newcrest. there are safety suits floating around the area but there are new people in them he means the crew was unable to get down to the lifeboats the boats were washed away with the flow of the water some of those that have been rescued are now in
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a nearby hospital they will be given medical treatment and the also big question to find out just what happened and why this rig sank so fast 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 medvedev has said that all help must be extended to those people that have been rescued and to 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. reporting more deaths have been recorded in kazakhstan officials now say fourteen people have been killed in independence day clashes striking all workers clashed with police in the west of the central asian country on friday
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sparking more rallies across the region can often stand for us. on a sunday afternoon he's managed to stop an attempt to storm the local courthouse in asian hours and and also attack various attacks on police the violence there started on friday it was a protest rally against downbeat salaries combined with celebrations of twenty years of independence and the entire thing just spiraled out of control it's not clear. what exactly triggered it but at some point the angry crowd began setting buildings on fire including state facilities clashing with police and authorities say that forty six buildings had been burned to the ground and as a result police had to use force including live rounds of thirty say that they have the situation in under control they've deployed a state of emergency for the next three weeks there in accordance with the
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kazakhstan's the constitution since then has been in force around sixty people have been detained and also a russian journalists have been detained as well and they are reported to have been released also in the west of kazakhstan a group of protesters blocked our way away station including a passenger train with over three hundred people on board thirty say that seven passenger trains and three freight trains and i would delete as a result and at around eight pm local time six pm moscow time police came in to disperse the crowd instead authorities say that a group of around fifty hooligans as we call them showed fierce resistance they said a locomotive on fire threw molotov cocktails balls at the train and the police they moved into. a nearby do it setting things on fire there as well breaking shop windows car windows and so on and thirty say that at some point their actions
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became a threat to the lives of the locals and of the police so they had to use force there as well in. also twelve people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds one of them died in iraq also in. more than four hundred protesters gathered for a protest rally but sort or or should we. be going peacefully but of course we'll be monitoring the situation absolutely can offer our correspondent there in syria at least fifteen civilians and six soldiers are thought to being killed in weekend clashes the government says it's considering letting in foreign observers after the arab league gave a wednesday deadline to do so or says it will turn to the u.n. security council for its part russia is pushing for its resolution on syria as well but the u.s. and its allies want the words in it changed moscow is calling on both sides to end the bloodshed and begin talks but rules out foreign intervention in sanctions for
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some western states want to blame the unrest soley on the assad regime that's despite thousands of army defectors claiming to be fighting to bring down the government has put the political analyst chris bambery in the week says syria is now in danger of echoing libya. i think there must be worries that there are increasing call for foreign intervention in syria not always from the syrian national council a body which is based in the country and outside the country i have to say that many of those forces demonstrating in the assad regime do not share our demands for foreign intervention or indeed for a no strike zone what is happening in syria now is that as a popular revolution our forces are moving in to try and take that off or 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 severed ties with iraq it severed ties to hamas and hezbollah or it would treat russia as
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a special relationship i don't think that sounds very very good by the way and it would strengthen ties with qatar so. the other gulf states and with america and france now it would seem to me an agenda should 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 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 civil war. political analyst chris barry speaking to me in
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the wake of violence in egypt continued into its third day with at least ten killed and hundreds injured the protesters want more power urgently transferred from the military to a civilian authority even though elections are currently under way heavy handed egyptian soldiers have been caught on camera now dragging a woman along the pavement by a hair the military was also seen kicking activists in the head using batons and throwing rocks at demonstrators but the prime minister there denies that security is using force international relations professor mark ullman told me the interim military government can't shake its ties with the former barrett regime. push to be a story of course is trying to calm the situation and i was very controversial biggest. thank you so it's not as though since a break. and be patient when it just didn't turn it into her square is that really present the. two months ago are going to be not as tentative.
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now that's one of the big. i think there are two things for the justice one is that the ruling military council so this is of course even the elections are taking place when the transfer real power first interim for many many months to come and secondly many of the protesters are the people they see the elections are producing a mixed results those who were in the muslim brotherhood candidates and the more religious breaches the muslim brotherhood are winning around so many people who feel they made the revolution against mubarak between his generals did in one level and the persians on the ground in. the big cities ocean and. so. still to come this hour a champion or a traitor at the wiki leaks military hero bradley manning appears in court for the first time accused of siphoning sensitive army data to supporters rallied behind
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the single soldier we got the latest on that story and staying on the american courts iran and its supreme leader have been judged to have given support for al qaida is nine eleven attack again we're covering this half hour you. almost two decades of talks finally came to fruition by the end of last week with russia being accepted into the ranks of the world trade organization being a member should now free of business opportunities and positively impact on prices but there are also those who could find the competition a bit too tough maria for not. with almost two decades of hard talks now over it's still not clear exactly what russia's w two your membership is offering the country and with most all the details of the greens to firmly behind closed doors and experience a left to try and little crystal ball gazing. their predictions begin with agriculture to enter the w t o russia had to pledge to reduce in-state support to
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farming we've already travelled two hundred and fifty kilometers away from moscow and what we see here is a sad picture goes through it is like this one are spread all across russia and with a struggle in agriculture industry their number is only crazing thirty percent of the countries are well and are currently not in use and the raw fear is that the cost of farming subsidies like session will bring will only make things dramatically worse for the russians currently importing forty five percent of all food products that may soon become fifty to seventy percent local producers will be on able to compete with all deltas. meanwhile those competitive enough will stay afloat and benefit alexander and his family run a small business just outside moscow their one hundred twenty goat skiff enough milk to produce kilos of high quality cheese and a bit back in the crystal ball the future doesn't look bright for wrong that mr
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kopper uses have it on the menu start the w t o critics say russia's making history will be unable to meet the increased competition the exceptional attract 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 cable gains we believe or roughly three point three percent of russian g.d.p. in the. 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 been part of the global body would have vast 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
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players finally come together under the same umbrella. griffin ocean r.t. mosco. the military hearing of the soldier accused of passing secret american government data to wiki leaks got underway on friday bradley manning already spent more than a year and a half in detention hearings to determine whether there's enough evidence to put manning on trial if he is found guilty he would spend life behind private manning served as an intelligence analyst in iraq and is accused of leaking classified military and diplomatic data to the will supply website about a former cia officer ray mcgovern and we could tell that the american people need to know about the alleged abuses carried out by their army. these charges are greatly overwrought. gates's term so there has been no indication of serious damage to u.s. personnel or those who cooperate with the united states what's the damage is is the
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revelation of things that the american people should know about and that's what bradley manning was doing by his own players own e-mail see indicated that he wanted this to lead to a discussion and debate and some reconsideration are the kinds of policies that he witnessed the effect so there are agreed ation of values here there is the promise of the written promise that i and others assigned before we became employed and got access to classified information they will not release information that would endangered the national security but the supreme value there is what ethicists call a supervening value and that's what bradley manning saw he saw the torture he saw the other abuses he saw the feckless war and he said i can go back and keep my mouth shut like my superiors say or i can follow my conscience at great peril to myself and this is very clear in his e-mails a great peril to myself the american people need to know what's going on so they
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can make more and lighten decisions on lot of aleksey dot com coast so you can keep up with the news around the world whenever you know by taking vague. cover stories tonight you might like. here's a look at you with this russian rocket successfully launched from french guyana caring about your satellites we'll keep an eye on this all can see details and about fifty centimeters currently we'll tell you who is keeping watch online also voted no of the real heart wrenching story this one refused to abandon his dead mate in russia's far east but autumn is heels with stray hunters determined to destroy it we've got the dog stories out to call. an american court ruled that iran supported the nine eleven plotters and hijackers the lawsuit in new york was filed by some of the victims' families and was settled by default because the accused including iran's supreme leader were being caught iranian american
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activist told me he thinks the case is part of a larger smear campaign to prepare now for intervention. i don't see any evidence that is particularly compelling that iran had a direct role in nine eleven i know that we have seen. in washington there's been a campaign in new york to link iran very publicly to nine eleven on the anniversary of those attacks earlier this year there was a billboard campaign in times square with. its face and something along the lines of you know the silent partner of al qaeda. there's clearly a campaign right now to try to ratchet up the pressure for yet another u.s. attack on a middle eastern country and i just think this is so dangerous if you go back to when those attacks happened immediately afterward iran condemned the attacks there
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were there were candlelight vigils on the streets of tap raud in solidarity with the americans who lost their lives. cooperating with the united states in helping topple the taliban who. is an enemy of iran as was osama bin laden what we're seeing now is this strange self-fulfilling prophecy process and i'm worried that this is exactly what we saw with iraq this is this is a campaign to go to war russia's communist parties help peaceful protests against the results of the parliamentary elections around three thousand people gathered from moscow with a similar number of protesters petersburg elections saw the ruling united russia party gain the majority of seats in the do. you know position played the vote it was rigged and demanded a new one but most of. the week said all cases of violations will be thoroughly investigated and said that cameras should be installed at polling stations to minimize fraud in future elections. but. the election commission to
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install web cameras and every polling station in the country. these. should be on a room the clock so that everyone can see what's happening in every student the rules any allegations of fraud. coming up here on our t.v. from moscow turning teens away from terrorism we had the one of russia's most volatile republics to see what's being done there to ensure the young generation and suggested that story. headlines from around the world a brief next though the czech republic first post communist leader bassline havel who has died at the age of seventy five the dissident playwright president oversaw his country's transition to democracy as well as the peaceful breakup between czech republic of slovakia havel died at home after a long illness. israel is still free five hundred palestinians in the final stage of the prisoner swap with a mass the egypt brokered deal agreed the release of over a thousand palestinians for israeli sergeant gilad shalit who was captured in gaza
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in two thousand and three israel freed the first round of four hundred seventy seven prisoners in october including dozens of palestinian militants serving life for deadly terror attacks. the final u.s. troops of officially withdraw from iraq nine years after the invasion that ousted saddam hussein soldiers crossed into neighboring kuwait during the night many now feel a surge in terror attacks following america's military departure the conflict saw around one hundred thousand iraqi civilians killed and cost the united states almost a trillion dollars. a month rescue operations now underway in the southern philippines awful tore 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 just twelve hours tens of thousands have been forced from their homes by the deluge the rescues currently being hampered by widespread power cuts and flooded roads. developing news story the breaking news
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we've been bringing you up to date with now let's just recap what we know here a rescue operation is currently underway tonight in russia's far east after an oil rig with sixty seven people on board when this is the area on the map now you're seeing fourteen people have been plucked from the very icy waters for the are confirmed dead also forty nine still missing tonight russia's emergencies ministry is now saying it's expanding its sea mission off the circle in peninsula but sending more ships to the disaster site operations being hampered by very poor weather conditions that the rig in question that went down was called the cole skier it capsized while it was on its way back to port it sank apparently within just twenty minutes giving little time for the people on board the mariners there to get off it's believed the rigs portholes were damaged by ice and waves such was the force of what was going on there and then of course water began to pour inside the seas a thousand meters deep in that area as we get more details of course bring you up
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to date here on r.t. from moscow next hour programs continue we had the were russia's most volatile regions of the battle there to stop the young falling prey to terrorists. dug a star and often makes headlines for all the wrong reasons with frequent reports of insurgency and instability will high unemployment a low living standards sometimes blame is the root causes which helped feed militancy as artie's made in a culture reports. it's a called mr winter morning in the swede line a sign of as always is first in the office the telephone starts to ring 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 today's headline is heading to the outskirts of the capital
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a single mother of four lives that 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 gravel should know when you will our organization mostly helps women it doesn't matter what situation they're in if they're in need we come to help most of these women don't know their rights or who to ask who help three years ago said lana was in the same position when one day her son failed to return home she didn't know what to do and lost 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. 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
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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 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 religious people that. at proust 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 going to paradise i tried to talk her out of it but she never listened she only listened to her new friends. her new friends turned out to be extremists and the last year of her life she disappeared for several months the
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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 tarus led by dog who is russia's most wanted militant and on the list of america's most wanted terrorists wants to establish a pan caucasian islamist state. in the last decade parts of pakistan have become really just theoretical ice this region is now the heart of precious islamic terrorist problem and almost every day the authorities are engaged and she was 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 the. we 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 fore is
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a simply bandas from an dissatisfied younger generation yet 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 respected again every turn to a time before terror played such a dominant part in the lives of so many minds in the question r.c. close up in the republic of dagestan changing tires sports car up in twenty minutes night with all the latest results in the euro hockey to be here with that boy with all that all about the reminder of our main stories of today and of the week because our weekly continues here this sunday evening and moscow when i was covered i would thanks for watching us.
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my story for us tonight breaking news rescue is working throughout the night in russia's far east where an oil rig with sixty seven people aboard capsized earlier today for a known to have died fourteen have been saved from the icy waters so to the rest still missing tonight. and more news that showed the week more deadly violence in the wake of the kazakhstan crackdown that saw fourteen striking oil workers killed in the independence day gathering. the arab league has given damascus into.


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