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i don't run a smart my striking oil workers. are . twelve noon here in the russian capital here with r t welcome to the program when he was just in the rescuers have found a raft believed to be containing around fifteen people in the freezing waters off russia's far east coast when oil rig capsized on sunday it's not clear if they're alive sixteen people are now confirmed dead after more bodies were found in the freezing waters off russia's far east coast when oil rig capsized thirty seven people are still missing more than a day since the tragedy happened and fourteen people have been rescued so far with more let's cross live to our teaser jacob greaves is in the city of usenet second in sclerosis the site of the maritime disaster jacob is there any hope there could be more survivors or we are dealing with
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a war president but as you mentioned they are saying that they've located another lifeboat it's thought that could be up to fifteen people on board we don't present know if they are bored what condition they'll be in and if they are indeed alive now this is a situation that we've seen today as well whereby emergency crews have located a large boat getting close they realized that there actually was no one on board and that was owing to the simple fact that this already capsizes sank very quickly there's stormy weather as it swept away many of the lifeboats been detached without people in them now that has been a growing death toll to date and emergency crews really concerned here as time ticks on the fact that these people if they're still alive are going to be exposed to extreme elements freezing conditions typically in the water and there is a sense of urgency about this operation. now particularly when it comes to saving
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those and also there's now it's now nighttime here in saccharin which means that they can't use all the means employable to them such as air support they can use that helicopters their place to scan the sea looking for signs of life. jake about what about those rescued from the freezing waters what is their condition doing there well what we know for certain is that fourteen people have so far been rescued four of them were deemed initially to be in a serious enough condition to have further checkups by doctors and they're flown in to saccharin for those checkups now they have said today that they're actually in good health and therefore can be discharged whereas the remaining ten who have also survive or they're actually in good enough condition to stay on the ships to pluck them out of the water they should return to port in
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a number of days. it's been well more than twenty four hours now since the sinking is it any clearer why the rig went down but we are still dealing with speculation here mainstay of the focus of course some retrieving survivors at present but there are some theories around what's occurred one of them being that this alric was flooded with water and therefore it capsized very quickly an estimated twenty minutes and sank very quickly not giving people onboard much time to escape and has been affixed to an official investigation launched into this criminal proceedings have also been opened and they want to look into why exactly this oil rig was being towed in such bad weather such bad conditions ok for now take agrees reporting from this awful in region thank you. well there will be closely monitoring the rescue operation in russia as far as to bring you all the latest. in fact instant updates
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are available on our twitter feed follow us r.t. dot com to keep on top of this breaking news from. north korea's veteran either kim jong il has died at the age of sixty nine state media in the answer he passed away on saturday after suffering a heart attack came youngest son kim jong un has been named his successor meanwhile as the news broke longstanding enemy south korea put its own forces on alert other government has declared the situation an emergency kim jong il's body is lying in state in the muslim in the capital before a funeral service on december twenty eighth until then a period of mourning has been declared in the country and it's an hour away takes a look back at the life of a man who became a symbol of the reclusive state. a mystery to the world what now for north korea with its leader kim jong il dong this massive military parade was held
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in two thousand and eight to mark north korea's sixtieth anniversary general can john wasn't there to greet the crowd reports suggested he suffered a stroke in two thousand and three reports claimed kim jong il died of diabetes and had been replaced in public by stand ins hired previously as a security measure he never spoke to the media had a profound fear of flying and ate with special chopsticks which could detect poison rumors have surrounded the so-called supreme leader throughout his life beginning with birth according to one source he was born in the soviet union in one thousand nine hundred forty one during his father's exile all kim jong il's official biography claims his birth was heralded by the appearance of a double rainbow. our people take pride in the fact that they are blessed with great leaders from generation to generation. the leader of the democratic people's
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republic of korea since one nine hundred ninety four he succeeded his father kim il sung keeping korea close to the world kim jong il was also named supreme commander of the people's army one of the largest in the world with one million active troops and over four million reservist it's believed enormous funds allocated to its military might ate up north korea's resources needed to fight famine and other social problems but kim jong il and his regime tried to put on a different show when allowing the globe a glimpse inside former or you know in our father the general kim jong il thank you so much you know after the korean war the demilitarized zone was drawn up sending north and south korea into very different directions. decades on the north remains a closed communist state the south a modern democracy and innovative success story north korea has caused global outrage in recent years testing patience by carrying out underground nuclear test
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and short range missile launches leading to us in un financial and military sanctions it is now not a matter of the united states and north korea it is really a matter of the region saying to north korea that it has to change its behavior russia has tried to be a mediator for peace on the peninsula by pushing for negotiations or in the asia pacific region this serious potential for conflict and there's no alternative but to set up dialogue and improve understanding between the soils in twenty ten new cars blew up around the north with talk of the possible next leader that's when kim john on became a four star general and first moved into line to take over for his father november saw tensions reach its highest point in decades after the north launched an artillery strike that left four dead south korea continues to hold large scale war games with the u.s. and japan and want a conflict would break out if another attack was launched now kim john on
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a young and inexperienced leader is at the helm and will either open the door or continue to keep it shot this roadway station was built in two thousand and two with hopes of connecting seoul and palang yang but the north korean regime backed out at the last minute making this the last stop train heading back into the south now with kim jong il that there is new hope that perhaps soon we would see a train heading in that. setting light on the most secretive and reply in the world and he's now r.t. korea. also a plenty more ahead for you this hour including can protecting copyright be a pretext for internet censorship. by using copyright as a wedge issue suddenly we're able to put this power in the hands of the government . where pundits are sounding alarm over america's pending stop online piracy act
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they say jeopardizes the fundamental principles of freedom of speech on the internet. fifteen people have been confirmed dead and about one hundred others injured following a weekend of mass abundance in western kazakhstan the situation in the central asian republics remains volatile after deadly clashes between striking oil workers and police sparked more unrest across the region you go pissing off is in cars it stop. it seems that the authorities we stored order in these parts of the country were these were this while unsee erupted we've heard reports from the town of walked out on sunday in the west of the country were for over four hundred protesters gathered for a rally in front of the local building of the administration about forging new that went on she's fully. the other rallies didn't go in the same fashion unfortunately for example on saturday a group of protesters blocked really station and had to actually train and over
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three hundred people on board and also in the west of the country and when police came in to disperse the crowd they see around fifty people who are against as they're called now by the authorities showed fierce resistance and they set a locomotive on fire they were throwing around malt of cocktails both at trains and at the police some of them moved to a nearby village setting things on fire there as well the violence erupted in the city also as you know as and also in the west of the country where on friday protests rally combined with the celebrations of twenty years of independence turned into a very ugly picture brought just setting buildings on fire including state facilities authorities say that forty six buildings have been down the resource
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they started firing warning shots into the air and that didn't help to calm the crowd down they have deployed a state of emergency in this town i was in i was in and when all that over sixty people have been detained after that including three russian journalists who've been then released we will be of course monitoring the situation as it continues here in kazakhstan. but local journalist who's been our believes the peaceful rallies by the workers were hijacked by those wanting to use them for their own gains it has been going on for several months but. for some strange reason it has turned out to be very violent. as authorities think there must be somebody else behind it who are just covering up with the way. it is eve you've seen the video there people are behaving strangely organized and all three very innocently form it looks like somebody who is interested in harming
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their government or as we can see. moods is trying to. the situation it looks like it is either somebody outside the country who is interested in harming the government to overthrow the regime or that he is somebody inside the country who is also interested in grabbing the power i don't think it's going to be any more violence it is all very local all concentrated in one small region so it is pretty easy. but coming up later in the program a battle of billionaires and mega money dispute between two russian tycoon senses the fun straight. from london where the case is being heard. but before that a reminder now of our breaking news story rescuers have reportedly found a raft believed to be containing around fifteen people in the freezing waters off russia's far east coast when oil rig capsized on sunday over sources in the russian
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emergencies ministry have yet to confirm information. sixteen people have so far been confirmed dead after more bodies were found in the sea thirty seven people are still missing more than a day since the tragedy happened we have more on this throughout the day of course here on r.t. . in the us the uproar surrounding the controversial stop online piracy act is gathering pace with the judiciary committee vote shelf later this week fears are growing that the north aimed at fighting copyright infringement but ultimately lead to censorship and the stifling of freedom of speech what is going to chicken explains. just as the obama team travels around the globe preaching virtues of internet freedom but i am a big believer in technology and i'm a big believer in openness and it is vitally important to every nation represented and every nation in the world namely internet freedom u.s.
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lawmakers may soon pass legislation that would make taking down a website as easy as a walk in the park the government would be able to shut down eighty sites suspected of hosting copyright material no court warrant needed the government doesn't just take down the infringing material it takes on the site entirely and it does it without even a trial the find out whether it's illegal or not and as you know copyright laws are extremely complicated there are lots of things that look like copyright infringement to turn out to be licensed in one way or another even a site like you tube which has a mix of different kinds of content under this bill the entire site to get shut down companies like google yahoo and facebook are furious over the pending stop online piracy act google co-founder sergey brin compared the bill to censorship being china and you ran imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from the mother but the united states legendary computer scientist vin serve widely hailed as one of the founders of the internet itself said the
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legislation has the potential of bringing about unprecedented censorship of the web by using copyright as a wedge issue suddenly we're able to put this power in the hands of the government and then once they have it it can be expanded and expanded to deal with a whole range of other things programa aaron swartz was under investigation for sharing united states federal court documents on the web in july he was arrested for downloading roughly four million academic articles from a protected computer he says the laws would make it very easy to silence internet whistleblowers any time a news organization or activist group or critic. tries to put up some internal documents that were leaked or things like that all those documents are copyrighted for example we found e-mails from the people who made voting machines and a group at swarthmore college put them up on their website showing that the people who made these voting machines knew they were flawed and people could hack into the voting machines those emails were all copyrighted and that company alleged it was
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covering infringement to share those e-mails under this bill they could shut the entire site down and prevent anyone from reading these e-mails of incredible public importance but not only could it affect freedom of speech but also businesses by potentially giving companies easy tools to drive competitors out of business they would have every opportunity to take action to do disappear competitors and made heated debates congress postpone the vote the websites of the congressmen themselves could potentially be shut down under the proposed legislation because all of them post content that was borrowed from somewhere else like t.v. news clips what's even more ironic is that as the u.s. preaches freedom of internet to the wall that home it might soon pass legislation that gives the government sweeping powers to stifle web sources i'm going to check our reporting from washington our team. well anger also continues to be felt on the streets of the u.s. as the occupy movement marks the three month anniversary of its fight against
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economic injustice. read about thousands of protesters have been detained in manhattan trying to set up camp in a church property part of forces inflicted the next call to publication also. for the actual vote in the crisis explored in that analysis on the debt drama log on to our web site. one of the biggest civil trials in british legal history is entering its final stages with two russian tycoons in the spotlight but respect suing the chelsea football club a man. claiming more than six billion dollars in damages on monday
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a lawyer will start giving his final statement parties are bennet's his following the case in london. russia has a history of epic tales and the one playing out in here is up there with the best of them with no shortage of intrigue mystery and menace to former friends now foes slugging it out over the small matter of six and a half billion dollars around every move it. used to be close just how close is what this case rides on is the claims they were business partners equals in what became an enormous empire built on oil. and ill gotten gains he wants a bigger slice than the one point two million dollars he received back in two thousand and two is to add remove which meets cash payments were made to his former mentor but says this was just protection money a necessary business expense at the time to benefit from mr berezovsky political capital in trying to prove their stories both men have disclosed damaging details of their own as a way of trying to humiliate their rival even more mr adam overage even passed off
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one payment to bures or ski as an artificial transaction freely admitting he was a way around the money laundering regulations as for barry he claims his stake in sydney their company was twenty five percent but has been forced to come clean on how for several years he took much more than that sometimes even more than the company's own profits is this sense of lawlessness the riches lawyer will emphasize in the closing statement of his defense he's already like a ninety's russia to medieval england and that's the get out clause both are using for their previous misdeeds the difference is every moment is using it also to show that legitimate business simply didn't exist at that time and prime minister vladimir putin has recently acknowledged that fact even in his recent televised q. and a where he said this trial should be held in russia because that's where the money was stolen and that's where it should be divided. well sware around the world a rescue operation is now underway in the southern philippines after floods killed
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more than six hundred people and left nearly a thousand more missing typhoon hit on friday 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 rescues currently being hampered by widespread power outages and flooded roads and philippine suffers about twenty typhoons and storms each year. than mark israeli hamas prisoner swap has been completed with the remaining five hundred fifty palestinians released under the gyptian brokered deal israel agreed to exchange more than one thousand palestinian prisoners was really sergeant large it was captured five years ago the first phase of the swap took place in october when she turned him. four hundred prisoners. iran's state t.v. has released a video of the man it claimed was a cia spy try to gain access to the country secret service iran's intelligence ministry identified. marty background field in afghanistan agents kept track
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of him as he entered the country northwestern arrested him and he tried to carry out his mission. rescuers battled high waves on sunday as they search for two hundred people feared dead after the overcrowded ship sank off main island of java survivors say they were in the water for five hours before being spotted it was packed with two hundred fifty people fleeing economic and political hardship in afghanistan iraq iran and turkey the ship was heading to australia when it ran into a powerful storm. abound in the breaking news story rescuers have reportedly found a raf which had no people on board however in the freezing waters of russia's far east coast when all recap side on sunday over sources in the russian emergencies ministry have yet to officially confirmed information. these are now the
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latest pictures filmed from an aircraft taking part in the rescue operation sixteen people have so far been confirmed dead after more bodies were found in the sea thirty seven people are still missing or the day since the tragedy happened was we'll have more on this throughout the day here and. remind our top stories only a few minutes away before that latest business news with creed. thank you carrie hello and welcome to our business update the south thanks for joining me it's been called the deal of the year by russian business magazine company the country's two stock exchanges the r.t.s. in the eyes x. have completed their merger and business parties marina costlier has that attack. financial experts have been debating and proposing this for years in the opening bell at the start of the traded they made it official but investors struggled to
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see the difference for the time being my sense r.t.s. as it's now known will work under the same conditions offering the same services and they will also maintain separate indexes for the time being now the merger is expected to reduce transaction costs drive profitability and diversify the revenue pool and this is of course seen as a major step towards establishing moscow as a global financial center and some of the new bourses main priorities will be to lure more companies to list in moscow rather than the broad and also to attract more funds from local investors now another big reform is to improve the issuance of securities impulsion to enable easier i.p.o.'s locally and my six r.t.s. is itself planning an i.p.o. in two thousand and thirteen the capitalization of the combined company was estimated at four and a half billion dollars ahead of the merger and of course an i.p.o.
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would give the company that boost that it needs but investors are of course waiting to see changes in the edition of news services they want to see and it's a great a trading platform as well as an integrated clearing system the president of the bourse promises there will be a detailed plan of action next year which will not only result in the new brand identity but which will also help create a world class one actual infrastructure in russia. have a look at the markets now or as law for a fourth straight day with the pressure coming from a stronger dollar and concerns about the european debt like we was trading at ninety three dollars per barrel while brant over one hundred two dollars a barrel and markets in asia extend losses after reports north korean leader kim jong il died the consequences for political stability strike equity markets already dead. and by concerns about europe's debt crisis. giving up one and a quarter of a percentage. point three percent. japanese broke with
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a moral holding dropping three and a half percent and i was securities group of two point four percent stocks in the u.s. and europe opened lower as well with a forty on the dax both losing. losing point three percent the dax is losing jobs over a quarter of a percent here in russia markets are lower pricing european pricing. energy stocks are weighing on. the price of oil goes down let's have a look at some individual channels on the banking stocks among the top. dropping almost two percent energy majors are also in the red with down more than half a percent. lower with. two and a half percent. russia has agreed to ground below is a discount on oil supplies increasing oil purchases to one hundred fifty seven million barrels from next year but it will pay one billion dollars less than the
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current price in exchange for this it is all it is a love russian companies to use well i was refineries to fifty percent of oil they supply products could be sold. for export. the price of gas supplies from president look says and if you discount will allow the country safe dollars a year. now russia's all major has agreed to develop the rich zagg oil field in iran in a deal worth one billion dollars it will work in partnership with the state run petroleum an engineering development company iran's oil minister says the field is expected to produce around twenty million barrels a year that's close to annual output of the companies seeking more joint ventures in iran as well as western companies curbed investment as part of the canal the exemptions against the country's. russian tycoon.
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has bought the most expensive home in the history of manhattan real estate the new york observer says he's paid eighty eight million dollars for a ten penthouse measuring six hundred twenty six square metres. runs the world's biggest producer. and his wealth puts him in the top one hundred richest people on the planet according to forbes magazine. well that's all for now but i'll be back with more left i want out. of. the book.
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here in bygone days dogsleds were vital to get around. but today they're more leisure than life line. one drives people to quit their modern lives and settle in remote woods. one fires them up to survive in the freezing cold. beginning in russia's north discover the arctic circle on r.t. . the be be. the
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. you're watching r.t. broadcasting live from the russian capital the headlights now hopes people have been found alive following sunday sinking of an all day here in dash to rescue a second life wrong in the site was empty initial reports suggested it could have been up to fifteen people on board. north korea's longstanding leader kim jong il dies of heart failure at the age of sixty nine his death sending shock waves across the reclusive country and the whole region.


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